'Unforgivable Blackness' pulls no punches
Long before Cassius Clay had the nerve to change his name to Muhammad Ali and fight the military draft in the 1960s, another black heavyweight boxer inflamed the passions of his era.

Two kinds of Kafka appear among new-book choices
A new novel follows a teenager named Kafka as he searches for his mother, while a new nonfiction book searches among the works of another Kafka - Franz Kafka, the Czech-Austrian novelist and short-story writer.

Book tells '100-year-secret' years early
As World War II was ending, many of its horrors were already known. Others were just becoming known, and still others were happening unnecessarily close to the war's end.

'Unforgivable Blackness' pulls no punches

Book tells '100-year-secret' years early
As World War II was ending, many of its horrors were already known. Others were just becoming known, and still others were happening unnecessarily close to the war's end.

Book tells '100-year-secret' years early

'At Risk' focuses on today's war on terror
LONDON - Stella Rimington, who directed Britain's MI5 spy agency during a high point of IRA terrorism in the 1990s, has never liked the way that James Bond movies portray secret agents.

'At Risk' focuses on today's war on terror

'Unforgivable Blackness' pulls no punches
Long before Cassius Clay had the nerve to change his name to Muhammad Ali and fight the military draft in the 1960s, another black heavyweight boxer inflamed the passions of his era.

'At Risk' focuses on today's war on terror
LONDON - Stella Rimington, who directed Britain's MI5 spy agency during a high point of IRA terrorism in the 1990s, has never liked the way that James Bond movies portray secret agents.

Two kinds of Kafka appear among new-book choices
A new novel follows a teenager named Kafka as he searches for his mother, while a new nonfiction book searches among the works of another Kafka - Franz Kafka, the Czech-Austrian novelist and short-story writer.

Two kinds of Kafka appear among new-book choices

William Seton Hattaway
Wayne and Amy Hattaway of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, William Seton, born, December 9, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Caleb Braeden Edl

Paris Faith McElroy
Daniel and Nakeisha McElroy of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Paris Faith, born December 21, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Riley McKenna Olson
Bryan and Crystil Olson of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Riley McKenna, born, December 16, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mycah Kamar Bowles
Leonard and Lisa Bowles of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Mycah Kamar, born December 22, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Davian Markia Aaliyah Davis
Roy and Shonika Davis of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Davian Markia Aaliyah, born December 23, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Kathlyn McKenzie Hammett
Larry and Kayce Hammett of Belvedere, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kathlyn McKenzie, born December 28, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Te'Aira Sa'Nai Pitts
ToNeya Lattimore and Tyson Pitts are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Te'Aira SaNai, born December 17, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Ja'niya La'princia Allen-Perlote
Tequila R. Allen and Brandon Perlote of Thomson, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ja'niya La'princia, born December 30, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Peyton Anne Thornhill

Ja'niya La'princia Allen-Perlote

Ja'niya La'princia Allen-Perlote
Tequila R. Allen and Brandon Perlote of Thomson, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ja'niya La'princia, born December 30, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Tanner Scott Fiaugh
Scott and Heather Fiaugh of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tanner Scott, born December 22, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Fredericka Imani Trottie
Frederick and Nicole Trottie of Jackson, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Fredericka Imani, born December 29, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Xavier Akil Clark-Walker
Sanchez and Cynthia Clark of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Xavier Akil, born December 29, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Caleb Braeden Edl
David and Heather Edl of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Caleb Braeden, born December 29, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mycah Kamar Bowles
Leonard and Lisa Bowles of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Mycah Kamar, born December 22, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Ashlyn Grace Sommers
Rich and Michelle Sommers of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ashlyn Grace, born December 27, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Caleb Braeden Edl
David and Heather Edl of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Caleb Braeden, born December 29, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Paris Faith McElroy
Daniel and Nakeisha McElroy of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Paris Faith, born December 21, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Fredericka Imani Trottie

Tyler Evan Tedesco

Kathlyn McKenzie Hammett

Brooks Butler Jenison, Reece Ellis Jenison and William Day Jenison
John (Jody) and Dani Jenison of North Augusta, proudly announce the birth of their triplet sons, Brooks Butler, Reece Ellis and William Day, born November 16, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Te'Aira Sa'Nai Pitts

Tanner Scott Fiaugh
Scott and Heather Fiaugh of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tanner Scott, born December 22, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Camden Christopher Beckett
Shawn and Victoria Beckett of Hephzibah are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Camden Christopher, born January 3, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Camden Brooks Taylor
Heath and Wendi Taylor of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Camden Brooks, born December 14, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Riley McKenna Olson
Bryan and Crystil Olson of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Riley McKenna, born, December 16, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nicholas Aidan Broach
Charles and Nina Broach of Warrenville, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nicholas Aidan, born December 17, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Brooks Butler Jenison, Reece Ellis Jenison and William Day Jenison
John (Jody) and Dani Jenison of North Augusta, proudly announce the birth of their triplet sons, Brooks Butler, Reece Ellis and William Day, born November 16, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Gracyn Ann Gurley
Tiffany and Chris Gurley of Harlem, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Gracyn Ann, born December 29, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Peyton Anne Thornhill
Danny and Penny Thornhill of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Peyton Anne, born December 30, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Savannah Ann Hawkins
Kevin and Reva Hawkins of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Savannah Ann, born December 26, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Emily Rae Crosby
Brian and Heather Crosby of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Rae, born December 6, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Tyler Evan Tedesco
Keri and Anthony Tedesco are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tyler Evan, born December 20, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Davian Markia Aaliyah Davis
Roy and Shonika Davis of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Davian Markia Aaliyah, born December 23, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Brooks Butler Jenison, Reece Ellis Jenison and William Day Jenison

Gracyn Ann Gurley

Camden Christopher Beckett
Shawn and Victoria Beckett of Hephzibah are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Camden Christopher, born January 3, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Fredericka Imani Trottie
Frederick and Nicole Trottie of Jackson, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Fredericka Imani, born December 29, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kathlyn McKenzie Hammett
Larry and Kayce Hammett of Belvedere, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kathlyn McKenzie, born December 28, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ashlyn Grace Sommers
Rich and Michelle Sommers of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ashlyn Grace, born December 27, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nicholas Aidan Broach

Camden Christopher Beckett

Paris Faith McElroy

Tanner Scott Fiaugh

Xavier Akil Clark-Walker

Mycah Kamar Bowles

Camden Brooks Taylor

Riley McKenna Olson

William Seton Hattaway
Wayne and Amy Hattaway of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, William Seton, born, December 9, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

William Seton Hattaway

Nicholas Aidan Broach
Charles and Nina Broach of Warrenville, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nicholas Aidan, born December 17, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Camden Brooks Taylor
Heath and Wendi Taylor of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Camden Brooks, born December 14, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Peyton Anne Thornhill
Danny and Penny Thornhill of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Peyton Anne, born December 30, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Savannah Ann Hawkins

Xavier Akil Clark-Walker
Sanchez and Cynthia Clark of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Xavier Akil, born December 29, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Davian Markia Aaliyah Davis

Tyler Evan Tedesco
Keri and Anthony Tedesco are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tyler Evan, born December 20, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Ashlyn Grace Sommers

Savannah Ann Hawkins
Kevin and Reva Hawkins of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Savannah Ann, born December 26, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Gracyn Ann Gurley
Tiffany and Chris Gurley of Harlem, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Gracyn Ann, born December 29, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Te'Aira Sa'Nai Pitts
ToNeya Lattimore and Tyson Pitts are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Te'Aira SaNai, born December 17, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Career day speaker tells middle schoolers about stripping
SAN FRANCISCO - The principal of a Palo Alto middle school may not invite a popular speaker back to an annual career day after he told girls they could earn a good living as strippers.

Odds and Ends
LINCOLN, Neb. - Sen. Ben Nelson finally has succeeded in getting President Bush to stop calling him by the detested nickname "Nellie."

Odds and Ends
LINCOLN, Neb. - Sen. Ben Nelson finally has succeeded in getting President Bush to stop calling him by the detested nickname "Nellie."

Student, 11, locks out driver and takes school bus for a joyride
NORTON SHORES, Mich. - An 11-year-old boy took the wheel of a school bus after locking the driver out, and went on a spin that left behind a trail of smashed mailboxes and broken utility poles.

Career day speaker tells middle schoolers about stripping
SAN FRANCISCO - The principal of a Palo Alto middle school may not invite a popular speaker back to an annual career day after he told girls they could earn a good living as strippers.

Student, 11, locks out driver and takes school bus for a joyride
NORTON SHORES, Mich. - An 11-year-old boy took the wheel of a school bus after locking the driver out, and went on a spin that left behind a trail of smashed mailboxes and broken utility poles.

Braves acquire Mondesi
ATLANTA - Raul Mondesi passed inspection Friday, convincing the Atlanta Braves he is sound - physically and mentally - and ready to commit to the team for the 2005 season.

Molson shareholders offered sweeter deal
DENVER - Molson Inc. stock climbed nearly 4 percent in early trading Friday after the Canadian brewer and Adolph Coors Co. dramatically increased a special dividend to persuade wavering shareholders to approve their proposal to create a $6 billion brewer.

Molson shareholders offered sweeter deal
DENVER - Molson Inc. stock climbed nearly 4 percent in early trading Friday after the Canadian brewer and Adolph Coors Co. dramatically increased a special dividend to persuade wavering shareholders to approve their proposal to create a $6 billion brewer.

Enigmatic billionaire funds his interests
SEATTLE - Most kids discard dreams of becoming an astronaut as fast as they abandon childhood toys. But when the kid is Paul Allen, and he grows from geek with smudged eyeglasses to one of the richest men in the world, dreams can become reality.

Enforcing single-season seeds, Monsanto sues farmers
SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co.'s "seed police" snared soy farmer Homan McFarling in 1999, and the company is demanding he pay it hundreds of thousands of dollars for alleged technology piracy.

Automakers slash prices in China amid sluggish demand
SHANGHAI, China - The outlook for China's once sizzling auto market has cooled, prompting both foreign and domestic automakers to scramble to undercut their competitors by slashing prices by up to 20 percent.

Wholesale prices plunge 0.7 percent in December

Consumers find little protection in states' lemon laws
Tom Gorta thought he was getting a great deal when he bought a 2004 Suzuki Verona for his children.

Dunkin' Donuts will stick with basics while it grows
BOSTON - With the addition of more espresso drinks to its menu, Dunkin' Donuts might look as if it's trying to be another Starbucks Corp.

Automakers slash prices in China amid sluggish demand
SHANGHAI, China - The outlook for China's once sizzling auto market has cooled, prompting both foreign and domestic automakers to scramble to undercut their competitors by slashing prices by up to 20 percent.

Molson shareholders offered sweeter deal

Enforcing single-season seeds, Monsanto sues farmers
SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co.'s "seed police" snared soy farmer Homan McFarling in 1999, and the company is demanding he pay it hundreds of thousands of dollars for alleged technology piracy.

Enforcing single-season seeds, Monsanto sues farmers

Enigmatic billionaire funds his interests

Consumers find little protection in states' lemon laws
Tom Gorta thought he was getting a great deal when he bought a 2004 Suzuki Verona for his children.

Consumers find little protection in states' lemon laws

Dunkin' Donuts will stick with basics while it grows

Dunkin' Donuts will stick with basics while it grows
BOSTON - With the addition of more espresso drinks to its menu, Dunkin' Donuts might look as if it's trying to be another Starbucks Corp.

Golf club nears completion
After more than half a decade of planning and almost three years of construction, Champions Retreat is getting set to tee off.

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Dec. 29-Jan. 5. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Automakers slash prices in China amid sluggish demand

Wholesale prices plunge 0.7 percent in December
WASHINGTON - Prices at the wholesale level, helped by the largest drop in energy prices since April 2003, fell by 0.7 percent in December while output at the nation's factories, mines and utilities soared by 0.8 percent, the government reported Friday.

Wholesale prices plunge 0.7 percent in December
WASHINGTON - Prices at the wholesale level, helped by the largest drop in energy prices since April 2003, fell by 0.7 percent in December while output at the nation's factories, mines and utilities soared by 0.8 percent, the government reported Friday.

Enigmatic billionaire funds his interests
SEATTLE - Most kids discard dreams of becoming an astronaut as fast as they abandon childhood toys. But when the kid is Paul Allen, and he grows from geek with smudged eyeglasses to one of the richest men in the world, dreams can become reality.

Government deserves a colorful character

Government deserves a colorful character
To err is human. For it not to be your error is divine.

Government deserves a colorful character
To err is human. For it not to be your error is divine.

Lucette's play scores victory

Telfer leads by example for Jaguars

McCurry sinks last-second shot

Southern Conference roundup

Guard's hot hand leading Armstrong Atlantic State

SEC roundup

Faith-based aid works
In vampire lore, the creatures of the night are frightened away by a crucifix.

Good news for MCG
The state's improving economy is translating into some good news for the Medical College of Georgia. After several years of funding cuts because of the weak economy, Gov. Sonny Perdue's proposed $17.4 billion 2006 budget calls for $5.8 million to help MCG's ambitious cancer program.

'We are one in spirit'
It was a remarkable sea of color and an inspiring blend of young voices Friday, when the choirs of Paine College, the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta State University sang as one for the first time.

Harbin the headliner
State Rep. Ben Harbin isn't just joking when he says he has a lot more friends this week than last. Winning more friends and influencing more people is what happens when your colleagues elect you to head up one of the most powerful legislative panels in Atlanta.

'We are one in spirit'
It was a remarkable sea of color and an inspiring blend of young voices Friday, when the choirs of Paine College, the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta State University sang as one for the first time.

'We are one in spirit'

MLB bulks up tests
Responding to massive pressure from the public and Congress, the Major League Baseball players' union, after years of resistance, has finally agreed to a much tougher anti-steroid, anti-drug regime.

Faith-based aid works

Faith-based aid works
In vampire lore, the creatures of the night are frightened away by a crucifix.

Dick Clark still hospitalized nearly six weeks after stroke
BURBANK, Calif. - "American Bandstand" icon Dick Clark is still hospitalized nearly six weeks after a mild stroke, but his publicist said Friday that he continues to progress in his physical therapy and is closer to going home.

Lou Rawls becomes father again at 69
LOS ANGELES - Grammy-winning R&B singer Lou Rawls and his wife Nina celebrated their first wedding anniversary with the birth of a son.

Lou Rawls becomes father again at 69
LOS ANGELES - Grammy-winning R&B singer Lou Rawls and his wife Nina celebrated their first wedding anniversary with the birth of a son.

People in the News
MELBOURNE, Australia - Just days after being ranked No. 6 on Mr. Blackwell's annual worst-dressed list, Serena Williams unveiled her new line of lime green-and-white Nike tennis apparel.

Dick Clark still hospitalized nearly six weeks after stroke
BURBANK, Calif. - "American Bandstand" icon Dick Clark is still hospitalized nearly six weeks after a mild stroke, but his publicist said Friday that he continues to progress in his physical therapy and is closer to going home.

Jennifer and Brad return to work after separating
TOKYO - It's back to work for Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston - but no breakup questions, please.

People in the News
MELBOURNE, Australia - Just days after being ranked No. 6 on Mr. Blackwell's annual worst-dressed list, Serena Williams unveiled her new line of lime green-and-white Nike tennis apparel.

Wide variety of mutual funds land in the mid-cap class

Determine your spending before choosing reward
Q: I was offered a credit card that will offer me a cash rebate from my purchases. Is that better than earning points that can be exchanged for airlines miles or goods and services?

Wide variety of mutual funds land in the mid-cap class
NEW YORK - Large-cap funds have long served as core holdings for individual investors, and several years of outstanding performance have put small-cap funds in the spotlight. But you rarely hear about the benefits of owning stocks in the middle market.

Determine your spending before choosing reward

Determine your spending before choosing reward
Q: I was offered a credit card that will offer me a cash rebate from my purchases. Is that better than earning points that can be exchanged for airlines miles or goods and services?

Wide variety of mutual funds land in the mid-cap class
NEW YORK - Large-cap funds have long served as core holdings for individual investors, and several years of outstanding performance have put small-cap funds in the spotlight. But you rarely hear about the benefits of owning stocks in the middle market.

Futurity's goals don't change

Futurity's goals don't change
Changes abound for the 26th annual Augusta Futurity.

Futurity's goals don't change
Changes abound for the 26th annual Augusta Futurity.

Jackets find conference deep
RALEIGH, N.C. - Somewhere deep beneath the rich soil of these parts lies college basketball's epicenter.

Back to drawing board for teen star
HONOLULU - It's back to school for Michelle Wie.

Maruyama retains lead with wild day
HONOLULU - Shigeki Maruyama didn't panic when he made a double bogey on the first hole and quickly lost his one-shot lead in the Sony Open. He simply figured he would get it back with a couple of birdies.

Back to drawing board for teen star

Maruyama retains lead with wild day
HONOLULU - Shigeki Maruyama didn't panic when he made a double bogey on the first hole and quickly lost his one-shot lead in the Sony Open. He simply figured he would get it back with a couple of birdies.

Maruyama retains lead with wild day

Back to drawing board for teen star
HONOLULU - It's back to school for Michelle Wie.

Few looks for Williston-Elko's Bush

Prep Basketball Scores

Greenbrier pulls off upset of Baldwin

Few looks for Williston-Elko's Bush
Not every recruiting story picks up steam with every snap of the season.

Few looks for Williston-Elko's Bush
Not every recruiting story picks up steam with every snap of the season.

Home-cooked meals are one of life's greatest pleasures
On a day when many of us consider theological topics, let me confess that I know what heaven looks like.

Refuse attorneys' money

Refuse attorneys' money
In the Jan. 13 Chronicle, you opined - and correctly - about the disgusting lawyers ("The vultures gather") who are lined up at the crash site, ready to stick it to the railroad, and line their pockets on the misfortune of the good folks in Graniteville.Justen Wonderly, Augusta

Ambulance-chasers are disgusting
Here we go with the slimy lawyers. I read recently about the slime bag who followed legitimate guests into the hospital room of a victim of last week's train accident, then proceeded to attempt to get their business.Kevin Wells, Grovetown

Shun all visiting litigators
Years ago, a beauty shop operator offered me $5 an hour to sit in her shop and read magazines. I thought it was an unusual offer, so I inquired why she would pay me for sitting in the shop and do nothing but broaden my literary horizons.Carl Langley, Aiken

Nation needs real election reform

Smoking ban robs us all of our rights
I believe the current ban on smoking is a violation of our civil rights that American armed forces are at this time fighting to secure and preserve.Don Brown, Martinez

Smoking ban robs us all of our rights

Try intelligent political discourse
In his Jan. 10 letter to the editor ("Come on, who's really evil here?"), Steven King - aptly named - reminded me just how red a state we actually live in when someone can rant about how Democrats are "communists, atheists, convicted felons, arsonists, anti-capitalists, irresponsibles, whiners, America-haters ..."Dana Anthony Magliola, Aiken, S.C.

Nation needs real election reform
On Jan. 6, Rep. Stephanie Tubbs-Jones, D-Ohio, and Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., interrupted congressional acceptance of the electoral votes by objecting to the Ohio slate of electors based on evidence of massive voting irregularities. Shawn Wilson, Evans

Nation needs real election reform
On Jan. 6, Rep. Stephanie Tubbs-Jones, D-Ohio, and Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., interrupted congressional acceptance of the electoral votes by objecting to the Ohio slate of electors based on evidence of massive voting irregularities. Shawn Wilson, Evans

Let Walker serve term unmolested
I am very disappointed that you just don't get it. Your recent editorial ("Closure at the Capitol," Jan. 13) urging Gov. Sonny Perdue to act against Sen. Charles Walker is just the latest episode in the 25-year history of The Augusta Chronicle trying to destroy this leader.Michael Meyers, Augusta

Try intelligent political discourse

Pets need an evacuation plan, too

Shun all visiting litigators

Ambulance-chasers are disgusting

Refuse attorneys' money
In the Jan. 13 Chronicle, you opined - and correctly - about the disgusting lawyers ("The vultures gather") who are lined up at the crash site, ready to stick it to the railroad, and line their pockets on the misfortune of the good folks in Graniteville.Justen Wonderly, Augusta

Pets need an evacuation plan, too
Once again, pet owners have been faced with a mandatory evacuation and forced to leave their beloved animals behind - in danger. Jean Strein, North Augusta, S.C.

Smoking ban robs us all of our rights
I believe the current ban on smoking is a violation of our civil rights that American armed forces are at this time fighting to secure and preserve.Don Brown, Martinez

Try intelligent political discourse
In his Jan. 10 letter to the editor ("Come on, who's really evil here?"), Steven King - aptly named - reminded me just how red a state we actually live in when someone can rant about how Democrats are "communists, atheists, convicted felons, arsonists, anti-capitalists, irresponsibles, whiners, America-haters ..." Dana Anthony Magliola, Aiken, S.C.

Ambulance-chasers are disgusting
Here we go with the slimy lawyers. I read recently about the slime bag who followed legitimate guests into the hospital room of a victim of last week's train accident, then proceeded to attempt to get their business. Kevin Wells, Grovetown

Shun all visiting litigators
Years ago, a beauty shop operator offered me $5 an hour to sit in her shop and read magazines. I thought it was an unusual offer, so I inquired why she would pay me for sitting in the shop and do nothing but broaden my literary horizons.Carl Langley, Aiken

Lawyer ads weaken editorial view
Your trial-lawyers editorial ("The vultures gather," Jan. 13) and accompanying cartoon would have had impact, but for the fact The Augusta Chronicle did not take the high road and refuse the advertising of these trial lawyers.Bob Young, Augusta

Pets need an evacuation plan, too
Once again, pet owners have been faced with a mandatory evacuation and forced to leave their beloved animals behind - in danger.Jean Strein, North Augusta, S.C.

Uniquely accented home is apple of teacher's eye

Powerful messages still echo

Travel briefs

Winter activites, great food are part of Lake Placid fun

Parents' names must be on wedding invites

Probe returns astounding photos of Titan

Jackson Hole: ski runs with cowboy culture on the side

Drawing remodeling plans is important

Readers tell of their hopes for a better future

Jackson Hole: ski runs with cowboy culture on the side
JACKSON, Wyo. - Bleary-eyed skiers and snowboarders clambered into Teton Village's distinctive red tram car for its opening run, squinting as they glanced up at fresh snow sparkling under the morning sun.

Uniquely accented home is apple of teacher's eye
It was the pond-side view from the kitchen window that sold Tabitha McGee on the Amelia Landing subdivision home she bought six months ago with her husband, Ervin.

Travel briefs
NEW YORK - Two words sum up a trip being offered to fans of "The Apprentice." You're sailing!

Uniquely accented home is apple of teacher's eye
It was the pond-side view from the kitchen window that sold Tabitha McGee on the Amelia Landing subdivision home she bought six months ago with her husband, Ervin.

Winter activites, great food are part of Lake Placid fun
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Skating on a frozen lake was fun. So was taking a dogsled ride, snowshoeing to an ice-encrusted gorge and learning how to cross-country ski beneath snowcapped evergreens.

Parents' names must be on wedding invites
Dear Carson: I am confused on how to word our wedding invitation. My fiance's parents are divorced and all three sets of parents will be helping to pay for our wedding.

Powerful messages still echo
Positioned on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. told the reported 250,000 people assembled in the nation's capital on Aug. 28, 1963, that the fight for racial justice was just beginning.

Readers tell of their hopes for a better future
Of all the speeches the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave, none has resonated as deeply as his 1963 I Have a Dream speech.

Parents' names must be on wedding invites
Dear Carson: I am confused on how to word our wedding invitation. My fiance's parents are divorced and all three sets of parents will be helping to pay for our wedding.

Winter activites, great food are part of Lake Placid fun
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Skating on a frozen lake was fun. So was taking a dogsled ride, snowshoeing to an ice-encrusted gorge and learning how to cross-country ski beneath snowcapped evergreens.

Readers tell of their hopes for a better future
Of all the speeches the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave, none has resonated as deeply as his 1963 I Have a Dream speech.

Powerful messages still echo
Positioned on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. told the reported 250,000 people assembled in the nation's capital on Aug. 28, 1963, that the fight for racial justice was just beginning.

Drawing remodeling plans is important
With a remodel, along with the new, you need to think about the high cost of replacing perfectly good walls, ceilings, floors, windows, and doors. Not to mention the plumbing, heating, and electrical systems as well.

Drawing remodeling plans is important
With a remodel, along with the new, you need to think about the high cost of replacing perfectly good walls, ceilings, floors, windows, and doors. Not to mention the plumbing, heating, and electrical systems as well.

Travel briefs
NEW YORK - Two words sum up a trip being offered to fans of "The Apprentice." You're sailing!

Jackson Hole: ski runs with cowboy culture on the side
JACKSON, Wyo. - Bleary-eyed skiers and snowboarders clambered into Teton Village's distinctive red tram car for its opening run, squinting as they glanced up at fresh snow sparkling under the morning sun.

Probe returns astounding photos of Titan
DARMSTADT, Germany - Rivers? At 292 degrees below zero? As the images came streaking across the cosmos from Saturn's moon Titan, scientists grew increasingly ecstatic: remarkable, a fantasy, a Lake Michigan full of paint thinner.

In the know
If you resolved to make a difference in your community this year, involve the whole family. Here are some ideas for things you can do with kids along, from Parents magazine:

Probe returns astounding photos of Titan
DARMSTADT, Germany - Rivers? At 292 degrees below zero? As the images came streaking across the cosmos from Saturn's moon Titan, scientists grew increasingly ecstatic: remarkable, a fantasy, a Lake Michigan full of paint thinner.

Lynx suffer sting of shutout defeat
Seven games in nine days and a short bench seemed to catch up to the Augusta Lynx on Saturday night.

Lynx put Inferno on ice again
Jason Saal can thank the Columbia Inferno for his rise up the ECHL record book.

Lynx suffer sting of shutout defeat

Lynx suffer sting of shutout defeat
Seven games in nine days and a short bench seemed to catch up to the Augusta Lynx on Saturday night.

Lynx put Inferno on ice again

Lynx put Inferno on ice again
Jason Saal can thank the Columbia Inferno for his rise up the ECHL record book.

Lost boy is found in home by teen
When Sam Giovino arrived at his Martinez home Friday afternoon and found items out of place, he assumed a burglar was inside.

Republicans settle into role as majority party
ATLANTA - The curtains rose on the 2005 Georgia General Assembly with Republicans relishing their newfound majority power in the House and Gov. Sonny Perdue unveiling a record $17.4 billion state budget proposal.

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CHARLESTON - Gov. Mark Sanford is in Texas through the end of next week, training as a medical evacuation officer in the Air Force Reserve, his office said.

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Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested an Augusta man after his wife told them he stabbed her over an argument about meat Thursday night.

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JONESBORO - A law enforcement advocacy group on Friday criticized the Clayton County sheriff's firing of 27 employees on his first day in office.

Parade attracts few diverse faces
On a cold but sunny Saturday afternoon, thousands lined Augusta's Laney-Walker Boulevard for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade to honor the slain civil rights leader.

Inquiry of Few ends without prosecution
The investigation of former Augusta fire chief Ronnie Few finally has ended.

Justice system may see change
After an investigation by The Augusta Chronicle on the use of senior judges, the state's Superior Court judges, governor and members of the General Assembly are considering changes.

Augusta officials continue to help
Augusta's emergency responders remained involved with the Graniteville train disaster, even as more than a week passed since the initial incident.

City plans to seize, develop property
Augusta officials laid plans Friday to turn what Commissioner Andy Cheek calls "the armpit of south Augusta" into a model community by legally seizing and developing it with single-family homes.

Kid of the Day
Alaina R. Kemp is today's Kid of the Day.

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Democrats vow to remain vocal

Schools set to reopen
GRANITEVILLE - More than 1,000 elementary and middle school pupils who have been on recess since the fatal Norfolk Southern train wreck and chlorine spill Jan. 6 will hit the books again Tuesday, officials announced Friday.

Across South Carolina
TAYLORS - The man who barricaded himself in a home after police tried to arrest him died of a self-inflicted shot to his head, a Greenville County coroner said.

Speaker urges students to fulfill King's dream
Police brutality and racial profiling continue to make unfinished business of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream, a speaker said Friday at a tri-college MLK celebration at Augusta State University.

City plans to seize, develop property
Augusta officials laid plans Friday to turn what Commissioner Andy Cheek calls "the armpit of south Augusta" into a model community by legally seizing and developing it with single-family homes.

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Scrutiny of Larke could grow
With the shake-up on the Richmond County school board, Superintendent Charles Larke might face increasing scrutiny from new members who say they expect changes in the style of his administration.

Williams sells church to board
After a two-year struggle, Augusta Mayor Pro Tem Marion Williams has sold his church to the school board for $230,000, clearing another hurdle in the path of a football stadium in the Laney-Walker neighborhood.

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CHARLESTON - Gov. Mark Sanford is in Texas through the end of next week, training as a medical evacuation officer in the Air Force Reserve, his office said.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Events and Closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

Speaker urges students to fulfill King's dream

Williams sells church to board
After a two-year struggle, Augusta Mayor Pro Tem Marion Williams has sold his church to the school board for $230,000, clearing another hurdle in the path of a football stadium in the Laney-Walker neighborhood.

Neighborhoods provide lessons about division
The brick veneer houses on Carvers Court, part of Hephzibah's upscale Walton Hills subdivision, went up in 2002 and 2003 and sold quickly in the $120,000 range.

Democrats vow to remain vocal
ATLANTA - One year ago, state Rep. Tom Bordeaux, D-Savannah, was on the losing side of a vote in the Georgia House on whether to place a constitutional referendum banning gay marriage before voters.

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A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

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Kid of the Day

Schools set to reopen

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

Republicans settle into role as majority party

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A man robbed an Augusta gasoline station at gunpoint Friday, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office incident report.

Inquiry of Few ends without prosecution

Across the Southeast
ATLANTIC BEACH, FLA. - The woman who raised a 3-year-old boy at the center of a custody dispute tearfully handed the boy to his biological mother Saturday, then dropped to the ground and repeatedly screamed: "How can they do this to a little boy?"

Kid of the Day

Avondale works to restart operations
GRANITEVILLE - Avondale Mills officials expected to truck in three gargantuan portable boilers Friday to replace a chlorine-crippled steam plant and started cleaning contamination from the Gregg Division plant, where two workers were killed by poison gas released in the wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192.

Martin Luther King Jr. Events and Closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

Widow reflects on life with King
ATLANTA - Sitting in the same spot where her husband preached equality more than four decades ago, Coretta Scott King said Saturday that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message is as relevant today as it was in the 1960s.

Kid of the Day
Alaina R. Kemp is today's Kid of the Day.

Lost boy is found in home by teen
When Sam Giovino arrived at his Martinez home Friday afternoon and found items out of place, he assumed a burglar was inside.

Inquiry of Few ends without prosecution
The investigation of former Augusta fire chief Ronnie Few finally has ended.

Justice system may see change
After an investigation by The Augusta Chronicle on the use of senior judges, the state's Superior Court judges, governor and members of the General Assembly are considering changes.

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- Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Augusta officials continue to help
Augusta's emergency responders remained involved with the Graniteville train disaster, even as more than a week passed since the initial incident.

Several homes require cleaning
GRANITEVILLE - Spring cleaning came early for Cindy Bates this year.

Across Georgia
JONESBORO - A law enforcement advocacy group on Friday criticized the Clayton County sheriff's firing of 27 employees on his first day in office.

Court decision frees up judges
Two decades of being bound by extremely rigid sentencing guidelines have ended for federal judges.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested an Augusta man after his wife told them he stabbed her over an argument about meat Thursday night.

System eases property search
Without the city's newly launched Geographic Information System online map service, Debbie Hagood would be lacing up her tennis shoes for daily trips to the courthouse.

Republicans settle into role as majority party
ATLANTA - The curtains rose on the 2005 Georgia General Assembly with Republicans relishing their newfound majority power in the House and Gov. Sonny Perdue unveiling a record $17.4 billion state budget proposal.

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Airport crews watch for ice
Augusta is by no means Buffalo, N.Y., but airport officials still have to contend with occasional winter weather and icy conditions.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events
CHURCH SERVICE: Jerusalem Baptist Church, 4185 Columbia Highway, Ridge Spring, S.C., will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. program at 10 a.m. today. Dr. Mallory Millender, a professor of French and journalism at Paine College, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 210-0433.

Legality of ban is debated in court
ATLANTA - A Fulton County judge heard arguments Friday over the legality of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriages that Georgia voters overwhelmingly approved last November.

Across Georgia
BAINBRIDGE - A 6-foot-tall man thought to be on the run from Florida authorities since September was found this week curled up inside a television.

Avondale works to restart operations
GRANITEVILLE - Avondale Mills officials expected to truck in three gargantuan portable boilers Friday to replace a chlorine-crippled steam plant and started cleaning contamination from the Gregg Division plant, where two workers were killed by poison gas released in the wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192.

Across the area
A man robbed an Augusta gasoline station at gunpoint Friday, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office incident report.

Speaker urges students to fulfill King's dream
Police brutality and racial profiling continue to make unfinished business of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream, a speaker said Friday at a tri-college MLK celebration at Augusta State University.

Widow reflects on life with King
ATLANTA - Sitting in the same spot where her husband preached equality more than four decades ago, Coretta Scott King said Saturday that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message is as relevant today as it was in the 1960s.

Schools set to reopen
GRANITEVILLE - More than 1,000 elementary and middle school pupils who have been on recess since the fatal Norfolk Southern train wreck and chlorine spill Jan. 6 will hit the books again Tuesday, officials announced Friday.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Bryanna Shardae Wright of Augusta.

Martin Luther King Jr. Events and Closings

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Bryanna Shardae Wright of Augusta.

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Neighborhoods provide lessons about division
The brick veneer houses on Carvers Court, part of Hephzibah's upscale Walton Hills subdivision, went up in 2002 and 2003 and sold quickly in the $120,000 range.

Across South Carolina

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

Augusta officials continue to help

Nationwide tax company started in South Carolina
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - You probably have seen those little ads nestled in the back pages of the newspaper, asking whether you have problems with the Internal Revenue Service and listing a telephone number.

Lost boy is found in home by teen

Holiday closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

Justice system may see change

Across South Carolina
TAYLORS - The man who barricaded himself in a home after police tried to arrest him died of a self-inflicted shot to his head, a Greenville County coroner said.

Williams sells church to board

Across the Southeast
ATLANTIC BEACH, FLA. - The woman who raised a 3-year-old boy at the center of a custody dispute tearfully handed the boy to his biological mother Saturday, then dropped to the ground and repeatedly screamed: "How can they do this to a little boy?"

City plans to seize, develop property

Several homes require cleaning
GRANITEVILLE - Spring cleaning came early for Cindy Bates this year.

Avondale works to restart operations

Legislators will hear agencies' budget proposals
ATLANTA - Though the legislative chambers will be silent this week, some lawmakers won't have the week off. Instead, they will be listening to the heads of state agencies laying out their budget blueprint for the coming year.

System eases property search
Without the city's newly launched Geographic Information System online map service, Debbie Hagood would be lacing up her tennis shoes for daily trips to the courthouse.

Nationwide tax company started in South Carolina

Court decision frees up judges
Two decades of being bound by extremely rigid sentencing guidelines have ended for federal judges.

Legislators will hear agencies' budget proposals

County considers online auctions
Columbia County's government would normally try to sell its surplus equipment the old-fashioned way - with a live auctioneer about once or twice a year.

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Graniteville community information
This is general information for the Graniteville community. Those seeking further information or help should call the community help number, 211. From a cell phone, dial 648-9900.

System eases property search

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Across Georgia

Nationwide tax company started in South Carolina
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - You probably have seen those little ads nestled in the back pages of the newspaper, asking whether you have problems with the Internal Revenue Service and listing a telephone number.

Several homes require cleaning

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Court decision frees up judges

Holiday closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

Neighborhoods provide lessons about division

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events
CHURCH SERVICE: Jerusalem Baptist Church, 4185 Columbia Highway, Ridge Spring, S.C., will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. program at 10 a.m. today. Dr. Mallory Millender, a professor of French and journalism at Paine College, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 210-0433.

Across Georgia
BAINBRIDGE - A 6-foot-tall man thought to be on the run from Florida authorities since September was found this week curled up inside a television.

Widow reflects on life with King

Falcons on track to be something special
ATLANTA - Postseason fever returned to Atlanta in prime time Saturday night - at a football game, of all places, that seemed more like a track meet.

Falcons on track to be something special
ATLANTA - Postseason fever returned to Atlanta in prime time Saturday night - at a football game, of all places, that seemed more like a track meet.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

Golden Globes are influential despite small voter base

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

Golden Globes are influential despite small voter base
LOS ANGELES - The Golden Globes are the Hollywood awards equivalent of that phrase "famous for being famous" applied to celebrities known more for just being there than doing anything notable.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

Golden Globes are influential despite small voter base
LOS ANGELES - The Golden Globes are the Hollywood awards equivalent of that phrase "famous for being famous" applied to celebrities known more for just being there than doing anything notable.

Keys to sing 'American the Beautiful' at Super Bowl

Keys to sing 'American the Beautiful' at Super Bowl
NEW YORK - Alicia Keys will sing "America the Beautiful" prior to this year's Super Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.

Keys to sing 'American the Beautiful' at Super Bowl
NEW YORK - Alicia Keys will sing "America the Beautiful" prior to this year's Super Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.

Bryant to miss at least 5 games

Hawks handle Bobcats
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are confident they'll rise from the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings soon.

Bryant to miss at least 5 games
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant will miss at least five games with a severely sprained right ankle, but the Los Angeles Lakers said won't know exactly how long he'll be out for another 72 hours.

Hawks handle Bobcats
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are confident they'll rise from the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings soon.

Hawks handle Bobcats

Bryant to miss at least 5 games
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant will miss at least five games with a severely sprained right ankle, but the Los Angeles Lakers said won't know exactly how long he'll be out for another 72 hours.

McCurry sinks last-second shot
Andrea McCurry stood on the floor emotionless. Not your typical reaction after draining a game-winning buzzer-beater.

Class in session: ACC's best meet
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Raymond Felton vs. Chris Paul. Rashad McCants vs. Justin Gray. Sean May vs. Eric Williams.

Lucette's play scores victory
Paine women's coach Selina Kohn said she'd feel better about her team if only it could bolster its interior game.

Jaguars win at the line
Somewhere along the way, a basketball game turned into a free-throw shooting contest.

Lucette's play scores victory
Paine women's coach Selina Kohn said she'd feel better about her team if only it could bolster its interior game.

Southern Conference roundup
STATESBORO, Ga. - Elton Nesbit scored 39 points as Georgia Southern beat Appalachian State, 92-88, for its second straight Southern Conference victory.

Guard's hot hand leading Armstrong Atlantic State
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

Southern Conference roundup
STATESBORO, Ga. - Elton Nesbit scored 39 points as Georgia Southern beat Appalachian State, 92-88, for its second straight Southern Conference victory.

SEC roundup
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Lawrence Roberts had 17 points and 10 rebounds as No. 11 Mississippi State rebounded from a rare road loss with an 80-55 victory over Arkansas on Saturday.

Guard's hot hand leading Armstrong Atlantic State
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

Telfer leads by example for Jaguars
The five tattoos lining Karim Telfer's body are the windows to his heart.

McCurry sinks last-second shot
Andrea McCurry stood on the floor emotionless. Not your typical reaction after draining a game-winning buzzer-beater.

SEC roundup
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Lawrence Roberts had 17 points and 10 rebounds as No. 11 Mississippi State rebounded from a rare road loss with an 80-55 victory over Arkansas on Saturday.

Telfer leads by example for Jaguars
The five tattoos lining Karim Telfer's body are the windows to his heart.

Vick isn't Rams' only concern

Blank's an owner on a mission

Eagles look to quiet critics and Vikings

Colts, Pats at game time

Atlanta soars past St. Louis

Mr. Scott Barron    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Claude Ellington Silvey    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Dr. Daniel M. Samonsky, Jr. M.D.    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Ms. Lucille Wright    (SARDIS, Ga.)

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Mrs. Irma Brooks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Susie Mae Heggs    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Tutt, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Philip Bell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Floyd L. Lowe    (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Rutland    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mrs. Theodosia Hampton    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William W. Sheehan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Tutt, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lorraine Flanagan Bowen    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mr. Arthur Wayne Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorraine Flanagan Bowen    (EVANS, Ga.)

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Mrs. Naomi Abraham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Dr. Daniel M. Samonsky, Jr. M.D.    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Margie Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Geraldine P. Parnell    (GRIFFIN, Ga.)
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Mrs. Georgia S. Cumbee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Albert Belger, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Michael Mathis    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Floyd L. Lowe    (BATH, S.C.)
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Mrs. Theodosia Hampton    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Ms. Lula M. Wright    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Willa Mae Lofton Bing    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Raymond Lee Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Lizzie Mae McMurdy (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Margie Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Ruth Gill White (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Arthur Wayne Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Tutt, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William W. Sheehan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Willa Mae Lofton Bing (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Dr. Daniel M. Samonsky, Jr. M.D. (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. John Philip Bell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Maggie Adams (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence "Buddy" Bussey (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Eugene Gartrell (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Rutland (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mr. Bruce H. Stapleton (SARASOTA, Fla.)

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Mother Betty Hall (HOLLYWOOD, Fla.)

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Ms. Lucille Wright (SARDIS, Ga.)

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Mr. Raymond Lee Pope (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Arthur W. Birdsey (LINCONTON, Ga.)

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Mr. Isaac Stevenson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Foreman (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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Mr. Bacchus Hammonds (HOMESTEAD, Fla.)

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Shirley Chisholm had close ties to Augusta
When former U.S. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm died at age 80 on Jan. 1, it brought back warm memories of her playing blues on an upright piano in my house and of her close ties to Augusta.

Shirley Chisholm had close ties to Augusta
When former U.S. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm died at age 80 on Jan. 1, it brought back warm memories of her playing blues on an upright piano in my house and of her close ties to Augusta.

Shirley Chisholm had close ties to Augusta
When former U.S. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm died at age 80 on Jan. 1, it brought back warm memories of her playing blues on an upright piano in my house and of her close ties to Augusta.

Fantastic Federer is again Aussie favorite

Ring of proof

Lakeside takes Area Dual title

Overtime

History made by duo at U.S. championships

Area sports announcements

Overtime

Swimmers qualify for state meet

Overtime
In Columbus, Ga., Cherwonna Walker hit a free throw with 3.6 seconds left to lift the Columbus State women to a 61-60 victory over USC Aiken on Saturday.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Lakeside takes Area Dual title
Lakeside's senior wrestlers had one goal heading into Saturday afternoon's Area 2-AAAA Dual Championship: Don't let history repeat itself.

Swimmers qualify for state meet
Lakeside senior Sara Davison has been through her share of ups and downs. Saturday was no different.

Ring of proof
Greenbrier High School softball coach Garrett Black gives Kristen Glover a hug as she is presented her state championship ring during a pep rally on Friday in Evans.

Overtime
Mike McCoy's eagle on the par-4 second hole carried his team to victory in the Southern International Four-Ball Championship in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Lakeside takes Area Dual title
Lakeside's senior wrestlers had one goal heading into Saturday afternoon's Area 2-AAAA Dual Championship: Don't let history repeat itself.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Fantastic Federer is again Aussie favorite
MELBOURNE, Australia - Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt knew they needed to do something drastic. Roger Federer was winning practically every tournament, and the gap between him and everyone else in men's tennis was growing.

History made by duo at U.S. championships
PORTLAND, Ore. - Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto put on quite a show. Then the judges returned the favor.

Overtime
In Columbus, Ga., Cherwonna Walker hit a free throw with 3.6 seconds left to lift the Columbus State women to a 61-60 victory over USC Aiken on Saturday.

History made by duo at U.S. championships
PORTLAND, Ore. - Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto put on quite a show. Then the judges returned the favor.

Fantastic Federer is again Aussie favorite
MELBOURNE, Australia - Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt knew they needed to do something drastic. Roger Federer was winning practically every tournament, and the gap between him and everyone else in men's tennis was growing.

Ring of proof
Greenbrier High School softball coach Garrett Black gives Kristen Glover a hug as she is presented her state championship ring during a pep rally on Friday in Evans.

Overtime
Mike McCoy's eagle on the par-4 second hole carried his team to victory in the Southern International Four-Ball Championship in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Swimmers qualify for state meet
Lakeside senior Sara Davison has been through her share of ups and downs. Saturday was no different.

Outdoors treasure

Outdoors treasure
Mitch Woods, 9, of Stapleton, Ga., was hunting with his dad, Lee Woods, when this fine end-of-the-season buck appeared near his stand in Portal, Ga.

Outdoors calendar

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations might be required.

Outdoors treasure
Mitch Woods, 9, of Stapleton, Ga., was hunting with his dad, Lee Woods, when this fine end-of-the-season buck appeared near his stand in Portal, Ga.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations might be required.

Georgia considering lifting ban on Savannah stripers
When it comes to striped bass in the Savannah River, Matt Thomas gets far more excited over a 12-inch fish than a mature 30-pounder.

Georgia considering lifting ban on Savannah stripers
When it comes to striped bass in the Savannah River, Matt Thomas gets far more excited over a 12-inch fish than a mature 30-pounder.

Legislators will hear agencies' budget proposals
ATLANTA - Though the legislative chambers will be silent this week, some lawmakers won't have the week off. Instead, they will be listening to the heads of state agencies laying out their budget blueprint for the coming year.

Democrats vow to remain vocal
ATLANTA - One year ago, state Rep. Tom Bordeaux, D-Savannah, was on the losing side of a vote in the Georgia House on whether to place a constitutional referendum banning gay marriage before voters.

Greenbrier pulls off upset of Baldwin
Casey Dees knew his team would have to play a perfect game to beat No. 7 Baldwin on Friday night. Greenbrier did just that.

Prep Basketball Scores
These are the scores for local highschool girls and boys basketball teams:

Prep Basketball Scores
These are the scores for local highschool girls and boys basketball teams:

Greenbrier pulls off upset of Baldwin
Casey Dees knew his team would have to play a perfect game to beat No. 7 Baldwin on Friday night. Greenbrier did just that.

Blank's an owner on a mission
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons owner Arthur Blank met Thursday with Gov. Sonny Perdue to gauge what steps Georgia and Atlanta should take next in their pursuit of the 2009 Super Bowl.

Atlanta soars past St. Louis
ATLANTA - There's more to the Atlanta Falcons than Michael Vick.

Blank's an owner on a mission
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons owner Arthur Blank met Thursday with Gov. Sonny Perdue to gauge what steps Georgia and Atlanta should take next in their pursuit of the 2009 Super Bowl.

Eagles look to quiet critics and Vikings
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles don't have Terrell Owens, haven't played a meaningful game in four weeks and finished the regular season with consecutive losses.

Vick isn't Rams' only concern
ATLANTA - For all the talk that St. Louis is obsessed with stopping Falcons quarterback Michael Vick in tonight's second-round NFC playoff game, the Rams will be just as concerned about Rod Coleman.

Colts, Pats at game time
FOXBORO, Mass. - Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady and the champion New England Patriots are on a roll. So are league MVP Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts.

Atlanta soars past St. Louis
ATLANTA - There's more to the Atlanta Falcons than Michael Vick.

Reed's leg redeems Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH - Jeff Reed did what Doug Brien twice couldn't do, and imperfect but still unbeaten rookie Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers saved a season that seemed to be lost.

Colts, Pats at game time
FOXBORO, Mass. - Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady and the champion New England Patriots are on a roll. So are league MVP Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts.

Eagles look to quiet critics and Vikings
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles don't have Terrell Owens, haven't played a meaningful game in four weeks and finished the regular season with consecutive losses.

Vick isn't Rams' only concern
ATLANTA - For all the talk that St. Louis is obsessed with stopping Falcons quarterback Michael Vick in tonight's second-round NFC playoff game, the Rams will be just as concerned about Rod Coleman.

Pro-life activist says more solutions needed
When David Bereit's running attack to keep Planned Parenthood from opening a clinic in his hometown of Bryan, Texas, failed six years ago, it spurred him to new action, a strategy he calls "peaceful but firm activism."

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Faith digest
A community wide prayer service for tsunami victims and relief workers will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 North Belair Road. Co-sponsors include Mosaic and The Quest United Methodist churches. Call 650-9187.

Seminar will address gratitud
When it comes to benefits, the servants of God have a package of their own.

Seminar will address gratitud
When it comes to benefits, the servants of God have a package of their own.

Faith digest
A community wide prayer service for tsunami victims and relief workers will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 North Belair Road. Co-sponsors include Mosaic and The Quest United Methodist churches. Call 650-9187.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Pro-life activist says more solutions needed
When David Bereit's running attack to keep Planned Parenthood from opening a clinic in his hometown of Bryan, Texas, failed six years ago, it spurred him to new action, a strategy he calls "peaceful but firm activism."

Faith has helped retiring minister to persevere and thrive
Thirty-five years ago Jerry Matthews was a minister of music in a small Alabama town when he got word that a college friend had recommended him for another job.

Georgia considering lifting ban on Savannah stripers

Falcons on track to be something special

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

'American Idol' gives the guys a break in season 4

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Here's the skinny: Discovery Health Channel is weighing in with "The National Body Challenge," an eight-week reality series joined by a nationwide initiative to lose weight and get fit.

'American Idol' gives the guys a break in season 4
LOS ANGELES - "American Idol" turned into the battle of the divas last season. This year, male contestants are getting a little help.

'American Idol' gives the guys a break in season 4
LOS ANGELES - "American Idol" turned into the battle of the divas last season. This year, male contestants are getting a little help.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Here's the skinny: Discovery Health Channel is weighing in with "The National Body Challenge," an eight-week reality series joined by a nationwide initiative to lose weight and get fit.

People in the News

Dick Clark still hospitalized nearly six weeks after stroke

Lou Rawls becomes father again at 69

Wildcats exact some revenge
ATHENS, Ga. - Kentucky wasn't in a sympathetic mood against outmanned Georgia. Not after what happened last season.

Gamecocks rally past Volunteers
COLUMBIA - Carlos Powell scored 20 points and Josh Gonner added 16, including four 3-pointers, and South Carolina beat Tennessee, 66-63 on Saturday night.

Gamecocks rally past Volunteers
COLUMBIA - Carlos Powell scored 20 points and Josh Gonner added 16, including four 3-pointers, and South Carolina beat Tennessee, 66-63 on Saturday night.

Gamecocks rally past Volunteers

Career day speaker tells middle schoolers about stripping

Odds and Ends

Student, 11, locks out driver and takes school bus for a joyride

Faith Calendar

Pro-life activist says more solutions needed

Seminar will address gratitud

Faith digest