Book version of Billy Crystal's show due in November
NEW YORK - Billy Crystal is bringing his one-man show to bookstores.

Clemens asks for $22 million in arbitration
NEW YORK - Roger Clemens filed for a record $22 million in salary arbitration on Tuesday, and the Houston Astros offered the seven-time Cy Young Award winner $13.5 million.

Clemens asks for $22 million in arbitration
NEW YORK - Roger Clemens filed for a record $22 million in salary arbitration on Tuesday, and the Houston Astros offered the seven-time Cy Young Award winner $13.5 million.

Clemens asks for $22 million in arbitration

Alomar agrees to terms with Devil Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Roberto Alomar will try to rejuvenate his career with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Focusing on food is the downfall of diet planning

Handstand attempt from hotel balcony is fatal
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A woman fell to her death while trying to do a handstand on the railing of a second-floor hotel balcony, sheriff's officials said.

Woman, 66, is world's oldest to give birth
BUCHAREST, Romania - A 66-year-old woman has become the world's oldest to give birth, and she and her day-old baby daughter were in good condition in intensive care, doctors said Monday.

Odds and Ends
HARLOW, N.D. - Jean and Bernard Meyer have a celebrity on their Benson County farm. He doesn't have a name, but he's a heavyweight.

Handstand attempt from hotel balcony is fatal
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A woman fell to her death while trying to do a handstand on the railing of a second-floor hotel balcony, sheriff's officials said.

Odds and Ends
HARLOW, N.D. - Jean and Bernard Meyer have a celebrity on their Benson County farm. He doesn't have a name, but he's a heavyweight.

Odds and Ends
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealanders are feeling sheepish over a new postage stamp that shows an ewe with powerful, curled horns - horns that in real life are found only on a ram.

Woman, 66, is world's oldest to give birth
BUCHAREST, Romania - A 66-year-old woman has become the world's oldest to give birth, and she and her day-old baby daughter were in good condition in intensive care, doctors said Monday.

Odds and Ends
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealanders are feeling sheepish over a new postage stamp that shows an ewe with powerful, curled horns - horns that in real life are found only on a ram.

States pursue online taxes
The 86 million people who bought Christmas presents online are getting thrown a piece of coal by their state governments.

Bush's Social Security overhaul unclear on impact to disabled
WASHINGTON - Social Security disability benefits may not be safe from the across-the-board cuts that are likely in President Bush's proposal to allow personal investment accounts.

Automakers favor hybrids over alt-fuel vehicles
LOS ANGELES - Ann Deren-Lewis thought it would be hard to give up her Jeep Cherokee - she saw SUVs everywhere she went. Then a new job 40 miles away got her thinking about guzzling gas.

Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors announce minicars deal
TOKYO - Mitsubishi Motors Corp., which has been seeking partnerships to bail itself out of its deep financial woes, will supply minicars to Nissan Motor Co., both sides said Monday.

Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors announce minicars deal
TOKYO - Mitsubishi Motors Corp., which has been seeking partnerships to bail itself out of its deep financial woes, will supply minicars to Nissan Motor Co., both sides said Monday.

Former McDonald's CEO Charlie Bell dies of cancer
SYDNEY, Australia - Charlie Bell, who worked his way up McDonald's Corp. to become its chief executive last year, has died of cancer in his native Australia. He was 44.

Krispy Kreme CEO is ousted
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Chief executive officer Scott Livengood was ousted Tuesday as head of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc., the once-trendy chain whose stock price has plummeted amid a federal securities investigation and allegations of padded sales figures.

Counties' marketing talks go well
Columbia County economic development officials said Tuesday that meetings to create an "informal" regional industrial recruiting with Richmond and Burke counties have been positive.

European, Asian markets edge higher in quiet trade
LONDON - European and Asian stocks started off the week in positive territory Monday, amid quiet trading as the U.S. markets remained closed for a public holiday.

Discrimination lawsuit filed against Waffle House
ATLANTA - A group of blacks who claim they experienced discrimination at Waffle Houses in four states filed lawsuits in federal court Tuesday against the restaurant chain.

Intel to unveil Centrino update
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Intel Corp. will launch a major upgrade of its popular Centrino technology for notebook computers Wednesday, as the world's largest chipmaker seeks to expand the product's audience from business users to consumers.

Bank of America meets Wall Street's expectations
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Helped in large part by the addition of FleetBoston, Bank of America Corp. on Tuesday posted fourth-quarter earnings of $3.85 billion, or 94 cents a share, meeting Wall Street's expectations.

Developer plans new retail center
A major commercial developer plans to bring a 40,000-square-foot retail center to a 4-acre parcel along Whiskey Road in Aiken.

States pursue online taxes
The 86 million people who bought Christmas presents online are getting thrown a piece of coal by their state governments.

Discrimination lawsuit filed against Waffle House
ATLANTA - A group of blacks who claim they experienced discrimination at Waffle Houses in four states filed lawsuits in federal court Tuesday against the restaurant chain.

Developer plans new retail center

Developer plans new retail center
A major commercial developer plans to bring a 40,000-square-foot retail center to a 4-acre parcel along Whiskey Road in Aiken.

Despite technology, many taxpayers still prefer paper

Counties' marketing talks go well
Columbia County economic development officials said Tuesday that meetings to create an "informal" regional industrial recruiting with Richmond and Burke counties have been positive.

Intel to unveil Centrino update

Former McDonald's CEO Charlie Bell dies of cancer

Automakers favor hybrids over alt-fuel vehicles
LOS ANGELES - Ann Deren-Lewis thought it would be hard to give up her Jeep Cherokee - she saw SUVs everywhere she went. Then a new job 40 miles away got her thinking about guzzling gas.

Krispy Kreme CEO is ousted
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Chief executive officer Scott Livengood was ousted Tuesday as head of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc., the once-trendy chain whose stock price has plummeted amid a federal securities investigation and allegations of padded sales figures.

Intel to unveil Centrino update
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Intel Corp. will launch a major upgrade of its popular Centrino technology for notebook computers Wednesday, as the world's largest chipmaker seeks to expand the product's audience from business users to consumers.

Electronic Arts signs 15-year deal with ESPN
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Electronic Arts Inc. has signed a 15-year agreement giving it the exclusive right to use the sports channel ESPN brand in its video games.

Former WorldCom CEO Ebbers faces trial
NEW YORK - WorldCom Inc. was in trouble. The stock price was wobbly and Wall Street was asking tough questions. But CEO Bernard Ebbers repeatedly put a positive face on his company, promising sound finances, strong revenue growth and conservative accounting - famously reassuring concerned analysts in 2001 that "we do not see any storms on the horizon."

Utility wants to raise rates
ATLANTA - As Georgians spend this chilly week cranking up the heat, state regulators are hearing arguments on whether to let Atlanta Gas Light increase natural gas bills.

Despite technology, many taxpayers still prefer paper
Tax time once had little to do with technology. And although cheaper, easier, computer-driven methods of filing taxes abound today, some people still stick to their old ways.

Former WorldCom CEO Ebbers faces trial

Bush's Social Security overhaul unclear on impact to disabled
WASHINGTON - Social Security disability benefits may not be safe from the across-the-board cuts that are likely in President Bush's proposal to allow personal investment accounts.

Bush's Social Security overhaul unclear on impact to disabled

Despite technology, many taxpayers still prefer paper
Tax time once had little to do with technology. And although cheaper, easier, computer-driven methods of filing taxes abound today, some people still stick to their old ways.

Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors announce minicars deal

Discrimination lawsuit filed against Waffle House

European, Asian markets edge higher in quiet trade

States pursue online taxes

Former WorldCom CEO Ebbers faces trial
NEW YORK - WorldCom Inc. was in trouble. The stock price was wobbly and Wall Street was asking tough questions. But CEO Bernard Ebbers repeatedly put a positive face on his company, promising sound finances, strong revenue growth and conservative accounting - famously reassuring concerned analysts in 2001 that "we do not see any storms on the horizon."

Bank of America meets Wall Street's expectations

European, Asian markets edge higher in quiet trade
LONDON - European and Asian stocks started off the week in positive territory Monday, amid quiet trading as the U.S. markets remained closed for a public holiday.

Automakers favor hybrids over alt-fuel vehicles

Former McDonald's CEO Charlie Bell dies of cancer
SYDNEY, Australia - Charlie Bell, who worked his way up McDonald's Corp. to become its chief executive last year, has died of cancer in his native Australia. He was 44.

Counties' marketing talks go well

Krispy Kreme CEO is ousted

Bank of America meets Wall Street's expectations
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Helped in large part by the addition of FleetBoston, Bank of America Corp. on Tuesday posted fourth-quarter earnings of $3.85 billion, or 94 cents a share, meeting Wall Street's expectations.

SEC ought to give serious thoughts to instant replay
After reviewing the review process, it appears the Southeastern Conference could be headed toward using instant replay for its football games.

SEC ought to give serious thoughts to instant replay
After reviewing the review process, it appears the Southeastern Conference could be headed toward using instant replay for its football games.

SEC ought to give serious thoughts to instant replay

Lady Lions coast; men lose at finish

Duke stays No. 1, Ohio State jumps to third

New job takes super in an old direction

Automate process of becoming slimmer
What if I told you it didn't have to be so hard to lose weight permanently? What if you could lose that weight - well, automatically? Skeptical? Why wouldn't you be! After all, magical claims of instant, effortless weight loss have proliferated for decades without delivering.

High and still climbing
We are tempted, from time to time, to write the phrase "the height of judicial arrogance." Sadly, we cannot - owing to the distinct possibility that the height of judicial arrogance will have been heightened prior to the newspaper's hitting your driveway the next morning.

Cult of selfishness

Sentence too soft
Sometimes when one of our troops does something that looks wrong, there may be extenuating circumstances - such as last November, when a U.S. Marine was caught on tape shooting an injured terrorist at a Fallujah mosque.

Cult of selfishness
Columbia County's state lawmakers and the county commission will be doing their schools no favors if they follow through on a plan to make the tax exemption for the elderly competitive with Richmond County's much-more-generous exemption.

Another chemical peril

Another chemical peril
North Augustans living in the neighborhood of the 900 block of Fairway Avenue got a grim and scary reminder last week that there's more than one kind of deadly chemical around besides chlorine, and that's methamphetamine - also known as "meth," "speed" or "crank."

Few's cloud lifted
The criminal investigation of Ronnie Few, Augusta's fire chief from 1997 to 2000, has finally and officially ended with no indictment.

Cult of selfishness
Columbia County's state lawmakers and the county commission will be doing their schools no favors if they follow through on a plan to make the tax exemption for the elderly competitive with Richmond County's much-more-generous exemption.

Sentence too soft

Another chemical peril
North Augustans living in the neighborhood of the 900 block of Fairway Avenue got a grim and scary reminder last week that there's more than one kind of deadly chemical around besides chlorine, and that's methamphetamine - also known as "meth," "speed" or "crank."

Sentence too soft
Sometimes when one of our troops does something that looks wrong, there may be extenuating circumstances - such as last November, when a U.S. Marine was caught on tape shooting an injured terrorist at a Fallujah mosque.

'Survivor' winner charged with tax evasion
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Richard Hatch, who became a millionaire when he won the first-ever "Survivor" reality show, has agreed to plead guilty to two counts of tax evasion for failing to report income, including the $1.01 million he won on the show.

People in the News
LONDON - Kate Winslet received two best actress nominations from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, while Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator" was up for 14 awards.

Melania Knauss picks gown for wedding to 'the Donald'
NEW YORK - When Melania Knauss walks down the aisle to marry real estate mogul Donald Trump, she'll be wearing a sumptuous gown by Christian Dior.

People in the News
LONDON - A new opera based on the life of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, featuring a rapper as Gadhafi and a chorus of all-female bodyguards, highlights the new season of the English National Opera.

TV reporter 'Cojo' gets kidney transplant
LOS ANGELES - Red-carpet fashion maven Steven Cojocaru has undergone a successful kidney transplant.

People in the News
LONDON - A new opera based on the life of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, featuring a rapper as Gadhafi and a chorus of all-female bodyguards, highlights the new season of the English National Opera.

Auction raises money for tsunami victims
LOS ANGELES - Actress Teri Hatcher took off her clothes - but not on the set of ABC's "Desperate Housewives."

Melania Knauss picks gown for wedding to 'the Donald'
NEW YORK - When Melania Knauss walks down the aisle to marry real estate mogul Donald Trump, she'll be wearing a sumptuous gown by Christian Dior.

People in the News
LONDON - Kate Winslet received two best actress nominations from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, while Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator" was up for 14 awards.

Auction raises money for tsunami victims
LOS ANGELES - Actress Teri Hatcher took off her clothes - but not on the set of ABC's "Desperate Housewives."

'Survivor' winner charged with tax evasion
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Richard Hatch, who became a millionaire when he won the first-ever "Survivor" reality show, has agreed to plead guilty to two counts of tax evasion for failing to report income, including the $1.01 million he won on the show.

Companies offer ID theft coverage as perk
NEW YORK - A growing number of companies are offering identity theft coverage as an employee benefit, in part to reduce lost time when a worker becomes a victim.

Companies offer ID theft coverage as perk
NEW YORK - A growing number of companies are offering identity theft coverage as an employee benefit, in part to reduce lost time when a worker becomes a victim.

Companies offer ID theft coverage as perk

Low-fat Thai chicken is big in flavor
This low-fat dish of Thai Chicken With Asparagus is easily made, but it has levels of flavor interesting enough to please the palate and do away with any notion of pallid diet fare.

Low-fat Thai chicken is big in flavor

Fresh egg pasta is quick and easy
CONCORD, N.H. - My egg woes continue. Last year I wrote about the challenge of keeping pace with the dozen eggs I'd arranged to have delivered to my door every week by the milkman. It seemed such a quaint, old-fashioned thing to do.

Simple soup is a winter favorite

Fresh egg pasta is quick and easy

Sofrito: a Caribbean cuisine staple
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Families pass on their treasured recipes for it. Bright, young chefs are finding new ways to use it. And not a bean, soup or stew dish is started without it.

Sofrito: a Caribbean cuisine staple

Simple soup is a winter favorite
BATON ROUGE, La. - After all the fancy holiday food, a bowl of simple soup seems just right. The easiest soup to make from scratch is split pea.

Fresh egg pasta is quick and easy
CONCORD, N.H. - My egg woes continue. Last year I wrote about the challenge of keeping pace with the dozen eggs I'd arranged to have delivered to my door every week by the milkman. It seemed such a quaint, old-fashioned thing to do.

Comfort food: Cheese and corn chowder
Those thick, creamy soups we call chowders are comforting and welcome at this time of year. Even nicer is that they don't need long to make, even from scratch - just check out the following recipe for a tasty cheese and corn version.

Low-fat Thai chicken is big in flavor
This low-fat dish of Thai Chicken With Asparagus is easily made, but it has levels of flavor interesting enough to please the palate and do away with any notion of pallid diet fare.

Sofrito: a Caribbean cuisine staple
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Families pass on their treasured recipes for it. Bright, young chefs are finding new ways to use it. And not a bean, soup or stew dish is started without it.

Simple soup is a winter favorite
BATON ROUGE, La. - After all the fancy holiday food, a bowl of simple soup seems just right. The easiest soup to make from scratch is split pea.

A new year, a new challenge for Vijay Singh

Upcoming Events
Upcoming golf tournaments:

Upcoming Events
Upcoming golf tournaments:

A new year, a new challenge for Vijay Singh
HONOLULU - The procession of interviews was almost over and Vijay Singh was in no hurry. He had the Pacific Ocean on his left, the Sony Open trophy on a table to his right and a load lifted from his broad shoulders.

Renovations should revamp Belle Meade
THOMSON - Members of a local country club will have to find somewhere else to play for about six months.

2005 Masters tournament field
These are the players set to play in The Masters:

Wie's plans don't include LPGA Q-school
SAN DIEGO - Michelle Wie headed back to the 10th grade amid growing speculation about her future.

Wie's plans don't include LPGA Q-school
SAN DIEGO - Michelle Wie headed back to the 10th grade amid growing speculation about her future.

2005 Masters tournament field

Renovations should revamp Belle Meade

2005 Masters tournament field
These are the players set to play in The Masters:

Upcoming Events

A new year, a new challenge for Vijay Singh
HONOLULU - The procession of interviews was almost over and Vijay Singh was in no hurry. He had the Pacific Ocean on his left, the Sony Open trophy on a table to his right and a load lifted from his broad shoulders.

Masters extends invite

Masters extends invite
Japanese golfer Shingo Katayama received a special invitation to play in the 2005 Masters Tournament on Tuesday.

Wie's plans don't include LPGA Q-school

Renovations should revamp Belle Meade
THOMSON - Members of a local country club will have to find somewhere else to play for about six months.

Masters extends invite
Japanese golfer Shingo Katayama received a special invitation to play in the 2005 Masters Tournament on Tuesday.

Moss has it all covered

Prep Basketball scores

Tikkanen hits the ice in South Korea
TOKYO - Now pushing 40, Esa Tikkanen has found a whole new reason to come to the rink.

Frozen foods simplify corn chowder
Creamy corn chowder is always a favorite during soup season, and the quick corn chowder recipe that appeared in this column four years ago is still a favorite of many readers.

Focusing on food is the downfall of diet planning
You know, I'm beginning to think this New Year's diet tradition is the wrong way to go.

Focusing on food is the downfall of diet planning
You know, I'm beginning to think this New Year's diet tradition is the wrong way to go.

Shingo Katayama invited to 2005 Masters
Japanese golfer Shingo Katayama has been issued a special invitation to compete in this year's Masters Tournament.

Singer Alicia Keys to perform in Augusta
Soul sensation Alicia Keys is scheduled to perform at Augusta's Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St., at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27. Tickets will cost $35-$50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

Richmond, Allendale County schools have heating problems
Maintenance workers are scrambling to fix a broken heating system at the Academy of Richmond County this morning while parents complain that school should be canceled.

Temblors reported in Columbia County
Columbia County's 911 dispatch office was flooded with calls early today from residents awakened by what emergency officials believe was a series of small earthquakes.

Fort Gordon troops deployed to Kuwait
More than 300 soldiers from the 63rd Signal Battalion and 14 members of the 235th Signal Company were sent off at a deployment ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 18 at Alexander Hall at Fort Gordon.

Can't fight war and get ahead
The United States can't continue being a policeman for the whole world and solve every country's problems without getting spread too thin.Wayne Canaday, Hephzibah

Slow down hazardous cargo trains
Observations on the Graniteville train wreck and chlorine release: Reports indicate the wreck was caused by a switch which was not returned to the correct position after shunting a train onto the siding. Victor Reilly, Aiken, S.C.

Can't fight war and get ahead
The United States can't continue being a policeman for the whole world and solve every country's problems without getting spread too thin. Wayne Canaday, Hephzibah

Can't fight war and get ahead

I've seen what can happen when leash laws disobeyed
I urge our Richmond County friends and neighbors to comply with the leash law for their dogs, particularly when they take them out for a run or a walk. Marian Moseley, Ph.D., Augusta

Election challenge had valid basis
I am writing to take issue with your editorial Jan. 9 titled "Un-American challenge." Sierra Wilson, Evans

Election challenge had valid basis

I've seen what can happen when leash laws disobeyed
I urge our Richmond County friends and neighbors to comply with the leash law for their dogs, particularly when they take them out for a run or a walk. Marian Moseley, Ph.D., Augusta

Large gap evident between 'Chronicle's' principle and profit
Bravo on your Jan. 13 editorial, "The vultures gather"! In very clear and certain terms, your condemnation of the "shyster lawyers" and "blood-sucking opportunists" who sprang forth in the wake of the Graniteville chemical spill resounded with righteous revulsion.Karl Bankert, Augusta

Bush's stance undermines trust
Finally, President George W. Bush admitted that the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has concluded without any evidence of the banned weapons that he cited as justification for going to war. Larry Jarrett, Warrenville, S.C.

Large gap evident between 'Chronicle's' principle and profit

Election challenge had valid basis
I am writing to take issue with your editorial Jan. 9 titled "Un-American challenge."Sierra Wilson, Evans

I've seen what can happen when leash laws disobeyed

Large gap evident between 'Chronicle's' principle and profit
Bravo on your Jan. 13 editorial, "The vultures gather"! In very clear and certain terms, your condemnation of the "shyster lawyers" and "blood-sucking opportunists" who sprang forth in the wake of the Graniteville chemical spill resounded with righteous revulsion. Karl Bankert, Augusta

Seniors Calendar

Software guides treatment of skin ailments

Huygens photos shows probe landed in Titanian mud

This class is a thrill

High folate intake may reduce risk of high blood pressure

Fear of ghosts torments tsunami survivors

As childhood obesity grows, few students attend P.E.

Bushmeat trade threatens African wildlife

Health and fitness calendar

Milan offers sexy jeans and velvet tuxedos for winter

Huygens photos shows probe landed in Titanian mud
FRANKFURT, Germany - A European spacecraft landed in mud when it hit the surface of Titan, a scientist said Tuesday, revealing animated pictures of the final feet of its descent to the moon of Saturn.

This class is a thrill
If it goes bump in the night, Aman Kay probably has read about it.

Software guides treatment of skin ailments
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A 4-year-old boy arrived at an Iowa hospital with a fever, swollen lymph glands and various visible clues: a diffuse rash, cracked lips and peeling skin around his fingernails.

Bushmeat trade threatens African wildlife
Illegal hunting of wildlife for food is devastating wildlife across sub-Saharan Africa.

Milan offers sexy jeans and velvet tuxedos for winter
MILAN, Italy - By her own words, Miuccia Prada has decided to take menswear seriously.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Bushmeat trade threatens African wildlife
Illegal hunting of wildlife for food is devastating wildlife across sub-Saharan Africa.

As childhood obesity grows, few students attend P.E.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Lisa Lewis, a health professor, heard her two sons talk about how bad their high school P.E. class was, so she went to see for herself.

As childhood obesity grows, few students attend P.E.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Lisa Lewis, a health professor, heard her two sons talk about how bad their high school P.E. class was, so she went to see for herself.

Seniors Calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Huygens photos shows probe landed in Titanian mud
FRANKFURT, Germany - A European spacecraft landed in mud when it hit the surface of Titan, a scientist said Tuesday, revealing animated pictures of the final feet of its descent to the moon of Saturn.

This class is a thrill
If it goes bump in the night, Aman Kay probably has read about it.

High folate intake may reduce risk of high blood pressure
CHICAGO - Women who get large amounts of the vitamin folate from food and supplements have a sharply lower risk of developing high blood pressure, a study of 150,000 women found.

Fear of ghosts torments tsunami survivors
PHUKET, Thailand - Since the tsunami, taxi driver Wiwat Sakuldee is afraid of the dark and won't go near the beach. Like a lot of Thais on this resort island, he believes many of the disaster's victims have become restless spirits who haunt the streets after sunset.

Software guides treatment of skin ailments
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A 4-year-old boy arrived at an Iowa hospital with a fever, swollen lymph glands and various visible clues: a diffuse rash, cracked lips and peeling skin around his fingernails.

Milan offers sexy jeans and velvet tuxedos for winter
MILAN, Italy - By her own words, Miuccia Prada has decided to take menswear seriously.

High folate intake may reduce risk of high blood pressure
CHICAGO - Women who get large amounts of the vitamin folate from food and supplements have a sharply lower risk of developing high blood pressure, a study of 150,000 women found.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Seniors Calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Fear of ghosts torments tsunami survivors
PHUKET, Thailand - Since the tsunami, taxi driver Wiwat Sakuldee is afraid of the dark and won't go near the beach. Like a lot of Thais on this resort island, he believes many of the disaster's victims have become restless spirits who haunt the streets after sunset.

Lynx in need of healthy players
Maybe playing with a short bench isn't so bad after all. The Lynx are 2-1 in games they only dress 16 players after Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win against the Florida Everblades.

Lynx in need of healthy players
Maybe playing with a short bench isn't so bad after all. The Lynx are 2-1 in games they only dress 16 players after Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win against the Florida Everblades.

Augusta starts off day with a victory
ESTERO, Fla. - Augusta Lynx captain Louis Goulet said after Saturday's game that he always has great legs in the morning.

Lynx in need of healthy players

Augusta starts off day with a victory
ESTERO, Fla. - Augusta Lynx captain Louis Goulet said after Saturday's game that he always has great legs in the morning.

Augusta starts off day with a victory

Singer Alicia Keys to perform in Augusta

Insomnia research perks up
At first, June Bromley and her doctor didn't know what to make of her fatigue and constant headaches.

Judicial site report is late

Girl, 14, attacked on way to bus stop

Electronics pile up in landfills
ATHENS, Ga. - Industry groups say hundreds of millions of discarded computers, televisions and other electronic devices get thrown away annually, and most of them will eventually end up in a landfill.

Bus fight leads to lawsuit by family

Across the area

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Day of service
Moses Moore, of Georgia Power, helps to remove non-native species at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park.

2nd arson in Athens draws reward offer
ATHENS, Ga. - For the second time in less than a month, a reward has been posted in an arson fire that destroyed a home in Athens-Clarke County.

Across Georgia
COLLEGE PARK - Police are investigating the death of an infant who was delivered in an apartment bathroom.

Across Georgia
JONESBORO - Clayton County commissioners are asking a judge to force Sheriff Victor Hill to explain his actions since his firing of 27 deputies his first day in office.

Fort Gordon troops deployed to Kuwait
More than 300 soldiers from the 63rd Signal Battalion and 14 members of the 235th Signal Company were sent off at a deployment ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 18 at Alexander Hall at Fort Gordon.

Girl, 14, attacked on way to bus stop
Grovetown authorities were searching Tuesday for a man who a Grovetown teen said overpowered and raped her on her way to a school bus stop.

Forensic anthropologist puts pieces together

Forensic anthropologist puts pieces together
ATHENS, Ga. - Make no bones about it, the career path chosen by Dr. Rick Snow is not for just anyone.

Celebrating a man and his dream

Harbin works on spending plan
ATLANTA - Rep. Ben Harbin, R-Evans, made his own little bit of history Tuesday by becoming the first Republican House member in modern history to co-chair state budget hearings at the Capitol.

Schools open for parents to tour
GRANITEVILLE - First-grader Jeremy Eidson clutched his mother's hand Monday as he quietly surveyed the familiar halls of Byrd Elementary School, which he hadn't seen for more than a week.

Airport invites driving program
An Atlanta-based driver-safety program for teenagers is landing at Daniel Field.

Celebrating a man and his dream
Killing terrorists to end terrorism is like killing mosquitoes to destroy malaria. The answer, instead, lies in ridding the world of the poverty and humiliation that breeds terrorism, media commentator Anthony Campolo told more than 1,000 in attendance at the 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Observance of the CSRA.

Temblors reported in Columbia County

Across the Southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. - Former Army doctor Jeffrey MacDonald, convicted 25 years ago of the stabbing deaths of his pregnant wife and two daughters, will seek parole but will continue to proclaim his innocence, one of his attorneys said Monday.

Day of service

Forensic anthropologist puts pieces together
ATHENS, Ga. - Make no bones about it, the career path chosen by Dr. Rick Snow is not for just anyone.

Across the Southeast

Shingo Katayama invited to 2005 Masters
Japanese golfer Shingo Katayama has been issued a special invitation to compete in this year's Masters Tournament.

Across South Carolina

Electronics pile up in landfills

Across Georgia

Harbin works on spending plan

Across Georgia

Kid of the Day
Vanessa N. Kemp is today's Kid of the Day.

News you can use
-Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Schools open for parents to tour
GRANITEVILLE - First-grader Jeremy Eidson clutched his mother's hand Monday as he quietly surveyed the familiar halls of Byrd Elementary School, which he hadn't seen for more than a week.

Kid of the Day
Vanessa N. Kemp is today's Kid of the Day.

Fire department alters name
Along with a new area to cover, which was unanimously approved by county commissioners Tuesday night, the Martinez Fire Department now also has a new name - Martinez-Columbia Fire and Rescue.

City officially hires Russell
Fred Russell became the city's new administrator Tuesday when Augusta's commissioners voted unanimously to confirm their commitment to hire him.

Church fire inquiry continues
NORTH AUGUSTA - Two red, warped crosses clung to the scorched brick walls on either side of the front door of what was left of Free Indeed Holiness Church on Bradleyville Road on Monday.

Evacuees get more time to pay taxes
AIKEN - Residents in and around Graniteville who were evacuated because of the deadly Jan. 6 train collision and chlorine spill will get an extended period to pay their property taxes.

Judicial site report is late
Nine months after Augusta commissioners finally agreed on a site for a judicial center, they still haven't received an environmental report on the property that was due in September.

Soldiers depart again
When soldiers from the 63rd Signal Battalion left home in February 2003 for the Middle East, they left not knowing exactly what they faced.

Sketch lesson
Episcopal Day School first-grade pupils Ruthie Owen (from left), 7; Taylor Johann, 6; and Emma Kate Few, 6, hold up their pig drawings after a lesson with children's book illustrator Michael P. White at the school library.

Families will get checks
AIKEN - Checks totalling $3.5 million will be mailed in coming weeks to 28 survivors of deceased Savannah River Site employees whose deaths were attributed to exposure to harmful elements at the nuclear weapons complex.

Officials respond to cries of bias during evacuation
GRANITEVILLE -- Aiken County officials say it is unfortunate some residents think they were treated differently because of their race during a recent chemical spill.

2nd arson in Athens draws reward offer
ATHENS, Ga. - For the second time in less than a month, a reward has been posted in an arson fire that destroyed a home in Athens-Clarke County.

Development signs University students

Three small quakes rattle Columbia County
Columbia County's 911 dispatch office was flooded with calls early Tuesday from residents awakened by a series of small earthquakes.

Church fire inquiry continues

Across the area
An Augusta priest accused by a Fort Gordon soldier of slapping her after she pulled out in front of him in November has been sentenced in State Court, records show.

Shingo Katayama invited to 2005 Masters

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Final 2 schools resume classes
GRANITEVILLE - Bundled up to face the biting January morning air, 12-year-old Jurgen Hartley trudged into Leavelle-McCampbell Middle School Tuesday and said he was ready after more than a week away from school.

Kid of the Day

Sewage leak at station requires outside help
Leaks at the Richmond County Law Enforcement Center on Walton Way are nothing new.

Corrections

Official warns of needed cuts
ATLANTA - Despite a recovering economy, cuts in Medicaid benefits and increases in insurance premiums for state employees are needed to keep the state's health-care programs in the black, Community Health Commissioner Tim Burgess told lawmakers Tuesday.

Fort Gordon troops deployed to Kuwait

Sketch lesson
Episcopal Day School first-grade pupils Ruthie Owen (from left), 7; Taylor Johann, 6; and Emma Kate Few, 6, hold up their pig drawings after a lesson with children's book illustrator Michael P. White at the school library.

Firefighter breaks barriers, takes reins

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Schools open for parents to tour

Airport invites driving program
An Atlanta-based driver-safety program for teenagers is landing at Daniel Field.

Corrections
Tickets for Monday night's NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet cost $400 per table. An item in Monday's The Week Ahead column included an incorrect price.

Bus fight leads to lawsuit by family
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A middle school pupil whose beating on a school bus was videotaped and circulated nationally has sued the Duval County School Board and the bus company, claiming they failed to protect his safety.

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON - Authorities on Monday identified two people who died in a fiery head-on wreck on Interstate 85 in Anderson County.

Group seeks funds for charter school
AIKEN - Organizers of a proposed charter school for performing arts in Aiken have contracted to buy 13 acres of land on U.S. Highway 1 north of the city and plan to have the school open in time for the next school year.

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Magnet school is option for county
A task force charged with recommending what type of high school should be built next in Columbia County posed many questions, but held off on offering any answers, at its first meeting Tuesday.

Kid of the Day
Chance Avery Dukes is today's Kid of the Day.

Fire department alters name
Along with a new area to cover, which was unanimously approved by county commissioners Tuesday night, the Martinez Fire Department now also has a new name - Martinez-Columbia Fire and Rescue.

Development signs University students
Now leasing: University Village. While construction continues on the first student housing at Augusta State University, the leasing company has started signing up students for the gated community on Damascus Road.

Talks on tax resume
Augusta commissioners are gearing up for another go at extending the special purpose local option sales tax in hopes of persuading voters to approve a tax package in November.

Across the area
A Jackson man was killed when his motorcycle left the road and struck a tree, authorities said Monday.

Parents of soldier join vigil
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The parents of captured Army Spc. Matt Maupin walked into the main lobby of Jacksonville International Airport and were greeted as long-lost family by about 10 members of Friends Working to Free Scott Speicher.

Judicial site report is late
Nine months after Augusta commissioners finally agreed on a site for a judicial center, they still haven't received an environmental report on the property that was due in September.

Across Georgia
COLLEGE PARK - Police are investigating the death of an infant who was delivered in an apartment bathroom.

Firefighter breaks barriers, takes reins
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Perhaps her grandma wouldn't have punished Pamela Jackson so harshly for such a wicked childhood prank if she knew it would later lead to a lifelong passion to help save lives.

Across the Southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. - Former Army doctor Jeffrey MacDonald, convicted 25 years ago of the stabbing deaths of his pregnant wife and two daughters, will seek parole but will continue to proclaim his innocence, one of his attorneys said Monday.

Temblors reported in Columbia County
Columbia County's 911 dispatch office was flooded with calls early today from residents awakened by what emergency officials believe was a series of small earthquakes.

Insomnia research perks up
At first, June Bromley and her doctor didn't know what to make of her fatigue and constant headaches.

Singer Alicia Keys to perform in Augusta
Soul sensation Alicia Keys is scheduled to perform at Augusta's Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St., at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27. Tickets will cost $35-$50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

Kid of the Day
Chance Avery Dukes is today's Kid of the Day.

Corrections
Tickets for Monday night's NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet cost $400 per table. An item in Monday's The Week Ahead column included an incorrect price.

Celebrating a man and his dream
Killing terrorists to end terrorism is like killing mosquitoes to destroy malaria. The answer, instead, lies in ridding the world of the poverty and humiliation that breeds terrorism, media commentator Anthony Campolo told more than 1,000 in attendance at the 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Observance of the CSRA.

Soldiers depart again

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Electronics pile up in landfills
ATHENS, Ga. - Industry groups say hundreds of millions of discarded computers, televisions and other electronic devices get thrown away annually, and most of them will eventually end up in a landfill.

Three small quakes rattle Columbia County

Across the area
A Jackson man was killed when his motorcycle left the road and struck a tree, authorities said Monday.

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Georgia gets more flu shots
ATLANTA - The state has gotten more flu shots, giving more people an opportunity to get the shot.

Soldiers depart again
When soldiers from the 63rd Signal Battalion left home in February 2003 for the Middle East, they left not knowing exactly what they faced.

Airport invites driving program

Three small quakes rattle Columbia County
Columbia County's 911 dispatch office was flooded with calls early Tuesday from residents awakened by a series of small earthquakes.

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Across the area
An Augusta priest accused by a Fort Gordon soldier of slapping her after she pulled out in front of him in November has been sentenced in State Court, records show.

Day of service
Moses Moore, of Georgia Power, helps to remove non-native species at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Media representatives testified Tuesday in support of an amendment that would require doctors' disciplinary records to be available to the public.

Harbin works on spending plan
ATLANTA - Rep. Ben Harbin, R-Evans, made his own little bit of history Tuesday by becoming the first Republican House member in modern history to co-chair state budget hearings at the Capitol.

Sewage leak at station requires outside help
Leaks at the Richmond County Law Enforcement Center on Walton Way are nothing new.

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'Suicide lane' cuts wrecks

Firefighter breaks barriers, takes reins
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Perhaps her grandma wouldn't have punished Pamela Jackson so harshly for such a wicked childhood prank if she knew it would later lead to a lifelong passion to help save lives.

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON - Authorities on Monday identified two people who died in a fiery head-on wreck on Interstate 85 in Anderson County.

Smoking ban battles continue
Advocates for a smoking ban in Richmond County are still gathering support even as Columbia County moves to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its ban.

Across South Carolina

Development signs University students
Now leasing: University Village. While construction continues on the first student housing at Augusta State University, the leasing company has started signing up students for the gated community on Damascus Road.

2nd arson in Athens draws reward offer

'Suicide lane' cuts wrecks
Some commonly call it a suicide lane. But Columbia County sheriff's officials say the addition of a center turn lane on Washington Road in Evans 14 months ago has reduced the number of accidents.

Fire department alters name

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Sewage leak at station requires outside help

Bus fight leads to lawsuit by family
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A middle school pupil whose beating on a school bus was videotaped and circulated nationally has sued the Duval County School Board and the bus company, claiming they failed to protect his safety.

Girl, 14, attacked on way to bus stop
Grovetown authorities were searching Tuesday for a man who a Grovetown teen said overpowered and raped her on her way to a school bus stop.

Insomnia research perks up

'Suicide lane' cuts wrecks
Some commonly call it a suicide lane. But Columbia County sheriff's officials say the addition of a center turn lane on Washington Road in Evans 14 months ago has reduced the number of accidents.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Media representatives testified Tuesday in support of an amendment that would require doctors' disciplinary records to be available to the public.

Across Georgia
JONESBORO - Clayton County commissioners are asking a judge to force Sheriff Victor Hill to explain his actions since his firing of 27 deputies his first day in office.

Church fire inquiry continues
NORTH AUGUSTA - Two red, warped crosses clung to the scorched brick walls on either side of the front door of what was left of Free Indeed Holiness Church on Bradleyville Road on Monday.

Singer Alicia Keys to perform in Augusta

Singer Alicia Keys to perform in Augusta
Soul sensation Alicia Keys is scheduled to perform at Augusta's Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St., at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27. Tickets will cost $35-$50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

All-mom bands rock the house and the cradle
DALLAS - They're housewives, workaholics, PTA members and... rock stars?

Kristin Hersh and her band cope with bad timing

All-mom bands rock the house and the cradle

All-mom bands rock the house and the cradle
DALLAS - They're housewives, workaholics, PTA members and... rock stars?

Kristin Hersh and her band cope with bad timing
NEW YORK - Rock singer Kristin Hersh had something else entirely in mind when she named her new band 50 Foot Wave.

Singer Alicia Keys to perform in Augusta
Soul sensation Alicia Keys is scheduled to perform at Augusta's Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St., at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27. Tickets will cost $35-$50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

Kristin Hersh and her band cope with bad timing
NEW YORK - Rock singer Kristin Hersh had something else entirely in mind when she named her new band 50 Foot Wave.

Nets end losing streak with win over Hawks
ATLANTA - Jason Kidd scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half as the New Jersey Nets ended a four-game losing streak with an 85-84 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday.

Duke stays No. 1, Ohio State jumps to third
Duke remained No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll and Ohio State matched its highest ranking in school history with a jump to third.

Lady Lions coast; men lose at finish
When Selina Kohn hears talk of her team's conference record, she gives the same response.

Lady Lions coast; men lose at finish
When Selina Kohn hears talk of her team's conference record, she gives the same response.

Duke stays No. 1, Ohio State jumps to third
Duke remained No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll and Ohio State matched its highest ranking in school history with a jump to third.

Falcons proved how good they are

Manning's big season ends with another thud

DeCamillis draws special attention

Coaching mastermind faces another big test

Brookins, Hall relish chance

Niners pick Nolan to be new coach

Patriots' linebacker is in the middle of things again

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Defending champion Venus Williams to play in 2005

Injury, foe no match for Agassi

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Federer, Serena Williams advance in Open

Venus Williams is much in fashion Down Under

Roddick, Hewitt start the chase at Open

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Individual basketball player statistics are due every Wednesday at noon, no exceptions. The Chronicle will publish a listing of area leaders in the following categories: Points, rebounds, assists and steals per game.

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Individual basketball player statistics are due every Wednesday by noon, with no exceptions.

Venus Williams is much in fashion Down Under
MELBOURNE, Australia - Venus Williams and Lindsay Davenport were a study in contrasts during first-round wins at the Australian Open.

Defending champion Venus Williams to play in 2005
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Venus Williams will defend her title at the 2005 Family Circle Cup, tournament organizers said Tuesday.

Federer, Serena Williams advance in Open
MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer opened his Australian Open title defense with the type of dominant display that carried him to the No. 1 ranking last year.

Roddick, Hewitt start the chase at Open
MELBOURNE, Australia - Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt had little trouble winning in the first round of the Australian Open, starting their bids to stop Roger Federer from winning a third straight Grand Slam title.

Roddick, Hewitt start the chase at Open
MELBOURNE, Australia - Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt had little trouble winning in the first round of the Australian Open, starting their bids to stop Roger Federer from winning a third straight Grand Slam title.

Injury, foe no match for Agassi
MELBOURNE, Australia- His hip didn't bother him much, and neither did his opponent.

Defending champion Venus Williams to play in 2005
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Venus Williams will defend her title at the 2005 Family Circle Cup, tournament organizers said Tuesday.

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Individual basketball player statistics are due every Wednesday at noon, no exceptions. The Chronicle will publish a listing of area leaders in the following categories: Points, rebounds, assists and steals per game.

Injury, foe no match for Agassi
MELBOURNE, Australia- His hip didn't bother him much, and neither did his opponent.

Venus Williams is much in fashion Down Under
MELBOURNE, Australia - Venus Williams and Lindsay Davenport were a study in contrasts during first-round wins at the Australian Open.

Federer, Serena Williams advance in Open
MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer opened his Australian Open title defense with the type of dominant display that carried him to the No. 1 ranking last year.

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Individual basketball player statistics are due every Wednesday by noon, with no exceptions.

Prep Basketball scores
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Moss has it all covered
AIKEN - The tales of North Augusta sophomore Sydnei Moss are sprouting up like, well, moss.

Moss has it all covered
AIKEN - The tales of North Augusta sophomore Sydnei Moss are sprouting up like, well, moss.

Niners pick Nolan to be new coach
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Baltimore defensive coordinator Mike Nolan accepted the San Francisco 49ers' head coaching position Monday and began to negotiate a contract to take over the team that had the NFL's worst record last season.

Falcons proved how good they are
ATLANTA - Even after 11 wins and a season when the Falcons led the NFL in half a dozen different statistics, there was a sneaking uncertainty about just how good this team really was.

Coaching mastermind faces another big test
FOXBORO, Mass. - The coaching genius knows how quickly his reputation can be tarnished.

Niners pick Nolan to be new coach
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Baltimore defensive coordinator Mike Nolan accepted the San Francisco 49ers' head coaching position Monday and began to negotiate a contract to take over the team that had the NFL's worst record last season.

Brookins, Hall relish chance
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Keith Brooking made it to the Super Bowl in his very first season - playing for the Atlanta Falcons, no less.

Patriots' linebacker is in the middle of things again
FOXBORO, Mass. - Bill Belichick can dissect Peyton Manning's every tendency, neutralizing the NFL MVP's record-setting talent in game after game. He relishes the chess match with opposing coaches - always staying one move ahead.

Falcons proved how good they are
ATLANTA - Even after 11 wins and a season when the Falcons led the NFL in half a dozen different statistics, there was a sneaking uncertainty about just how good this team really was.

DeCamillis draws special attention
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - When Jim Mora was hired as Atlanta's coach, he was immediately presented with a touchy situation: The son-in-law of former coach Dan Reeves was still on the Falcons' payroll.

Manning's big season ends with another thud
INDIANAPOLIS - Peyton Manning's best season still came up short. While he was breaking records, winning awards and putting together arguably the best season by an NFL quarterback, Manning's sole focus was leading the Indianapolis Colts to the Super Bowl.

DeCamillis draws special attention
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - When Jim Mora was hired as Atlanta's coach, he was immediately presented with a touchy situation: The son-in-law of former coach Dan Reeves was still on the Falcons' payroll.

Brookins, Hall relish chance
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Keith Brooking made it to the Super Bowl in his very first season - playing for the Atlanta Falcons, no less.

Patriots' linebacker is in the middle of things again
FOXBORO, Mass. - Bill Belichick can dissect Peyton Manning's every tendency, neutralizing the NFL MVP's record-setting talent in game after game. He relishes the chess match with opposing coaches - always staying one move ahead.

Manning's big season ends with another thud
INDIANAPOLIS - Peyton Manning's best season still came up short. While he was breaking records, winning awards and putting together arguably the best season by an NFL quarterback, Manning's sole focus was leading the Indianapolis Colts to the Super Bowl.

Coaching mastermind faces another big test
FOXBORO, Mass. - The coaching genius knows how quickly his reputation can be tarnished.

Muslims gather for annual Hajj pilgrimage
Pilgrims circle the Kabaa at the Great mosque, Islam's holiest shrine, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Muslims gather for annual Hajj pilgrimage
Pilgrims circle the Kabaa at the Great mosque, Islam's holiest shrine, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Do Bush's speeches overplay religious rhetoric?
Amid postelection hysterics about supposed American theocracy, University of Washington professor David Domke has analyzed President Bush's use of speeches to boost "political fundamentalism," fuse politics with religiously based morals and vanquish liberal Democrats.

E-file is easy, and for many taxpayers - it's free
IRS e-file is the fastest and most convenient way to file your income tax return. So easy that in 2004, over 61 million taxpayers preferred e-file to filing a paper tax return. You can e-file through a tax professional, by using your personal computer, or if you receive a TeleFile Tax Package, over the telephone.

Sliding in the ratings, Fox to lay off a little on reality
LOS ANGELES - The sagging Fox network's chief executive admitted Monday it had leaned too heavily on reality programming this TV season, including the disastrous "Who's Your Daddy?"

Diverse Golden Globe field leaves Oscar race up in the air
LOS ANGELES - A year ago, the Golden Globes brought sharp focus to what ultimately proved to be a predictable Academy Awards season.

Diverse Golden Globe field leaves Oscar race up in the air
LOS ANGELES - A year ago, the Golden Globes brought sharp focus to what ultimately proved to be a predictable Academy Awards season.

Sliding in the ratings, Fox to lay off a little on reality

Sliding in the ratings, Fox to lay off a little on reality
LOS ANGELES - The sagging Fox network's chief executive admitted Monday it had leaned too heavily on reality programming this TV season, including the disastrous "Who's Your Daddy?"

Diverse Golden Globe field leaves Oscar race up in the air

Fox blurred a cartoon because of FCC worries
LOS ANGELES - Fox says it covered up the naked rear end of a cartoon character recently because of nervousness over what the Federal Communications Commission will find objectionable.

CBS news will probably switch to multi-anchor format
LOS ANGELES - CBS will probably replace Dan Rather on the evening news with a multi-anchor, perhaps multi-city format that changes the "antiquated" way of reporting the day's top stories, CBS chief Leslie Moonves said Tuesday.

'Survivor' winner charged with tax evasion

People in the News

Melania Knauss picks gown for wedding to 'the Donald'

Auction raises money for tsunami victims

People in the News

Georgia gymnastics team penalized for free trip

Georgia gymnastics team penalized for free trip
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia gymnastics team lost a scholarship and its head coach's off-campus recruiting will be restricted as part of the penalties for breaking an NCAA rule.

Georgia gymnastics team penalized for free trip
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia gymnastics team lost a scholarship and its head coach's off-campus recruiting will be restricted as part of the penalties for breaking an NCAA rule.

McGee to retire in June

Tennessee's coach upset over fouls at South Carolina
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Buzz Peterson spoke to the supervisor of the Southeastern Conference's basketball officials about some of the fouls called at South Carolina over the weekend.

McGee to retire in June
COLUMBIA - South Carolina athletic director Mike McGee, who brought national championship coaches Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier to lead Gamecocks football, is retiring from the job he's held since 1993.

McGee to retire in June
COLUMBIA - South Carolina athletic director Mike McGee, who brought national championship coaches Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier to lead Gamecocks football, is retiring from the job he's held since 1993.

New job takes super in an old direction
For 22 years, Ted Shurling took a left turn to go to work. On Monday, Shurling went right. Shurling, who lives in Appling, Ga., goes to Thomson now instead of Augusta each working day.

New job takes super in an old direction
For 22 years, Ted Shurling took a left turn to go to work. On Monday, Shurling went right. Shurling, who lives in Appling, Ga., goes to Thomson now instead of Augusta each working day.

Miserable teenager needs a family talk
This week's problem: I am a senior in high school, and my family and I are constantly going at it. We never really had a relationship to begin with, but it has gotten a whole lot worse. It gets so bad at times I just want to end my life.

My style
THE FACTS: Ternisha Hood, 14, a freshman at Strom Thurmond High School

Prom and formal fashions to be modeled for charity
Prom season kicks off at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with a flurry of fun, fashion and fund raising at the first Fashion Extravaganza, to be held at Augusta State University's Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way.

Miserable teenager needs a family talk

Xtreme question of the week
Do teens know enough about money management?

Xtreme calendar

'Battle for Middle-earth' gives fans one more 'Rings' outlet
Middle-earth is a place where Hobbits, nasty creatures and wandering trees roam; where swords are pulled in an instant and large battles are fought over living space and pride.

Prom and formal fashions to be modeled for charity

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold:

Brit rockers... banished buzzwords... annoying celebs

My style
THE FACTS: Ternisha Hood, 14, a freshman at Strom Thurmond High School

Eating the wrong foods can be harmful

Eating the wrong foods can be harmful
Breakfast is a mythical meal for Danna Carswell, 15, and lunch is a love affair with potato chips and peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches.

Xtreme calendar
WHO'S NEXT?: Tune in to the fourth season of the star-making American Idol. Simon, Paula and Randy begin their critique at 8 p.m. on Fox (WFXG, Channel 54).

Brit rockers... banished buzzwords... annoying celebs
Sad about missing the British Invasion in the 60s? Well, luckily, even in 2005, there are bands that can make us feel we're living it, too.

My style

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold:

Xtreme question of the week
Do teens know enough about money management?

Audio best

Miserable teenager needs a family talk
This week's problem: I am a senior in high school, and my family and I are constantly going at it. We never really had a relationship to begin with, but it has gotten a whole lot worse. It gets so bad at times I just want to end my life.

Brit rockers... banished buzzwords... annoying celebs
Sad about missing the British Invasion in the ‘60s? Well, luckily, even in 2005, there are bands that can make us feel we're living it, too.

Xtreme question of the week

Xtreme calendar
WHO'S NEXT?: Tune in to the fourth season of the star-making American Idol. Simon, Paula and Randy begin their critique at 8 p.m. on Fox (WFXG, Channel 54).

Prom and formal fashions to be modeled for charity
Prom season kicks off at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with a flurry of fun, fashion and fund raising at the first Fashion Extravaganza, to be held at Augusta State University's Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way.

Eating the wrong foods can be harmful
Breakfast is a mythical meal for Danna Carswell, 15, and lunch is a love affair with potato chips and peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches.

Woman, 66, is world's oldest to give birth

Odds and Ends

Handstand attempt from hotel balcony is fatal

Odds and Ends

Muslims gather for annual Hajj pilgrimage