Troupe blends intelligence with technique onstage
Choreographer Garth Fagan is an admitted cherry picker. For more than 30 years, Mr. Fagan, has looked to the masters of 20th century dance - Martha Graham, George Balanchine and Alvin Ailey - and, borrowing the elements he most admired, developed a unique style of modern dance.

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

Trump's 'Apprentice' back on TV, maybe Broadway
LOS ANGELES - Donald Trump is humming a Broadway melody as "The Apprentice" returns for its third season Thursday.

Troupe blends intelligence with technique onstage

Troupe blends intelligence with technique onstage
Choreographer Garth Fagan is an admitted cherry picker. For more than 30 years, Mr. Fagan, has looked to the masters of 20th century dance - Martha Graham, George Balanchine and Alvin Ailey - and, borrowing the elements he most admired, developed a unique style of modern dance.

National Players have many roles on, off stage

National Players have many roles on, off stage
As if learning all the lines to play Oedipus isn't enough, add a role in a second play, and the responsibilities for everything from driver to set or light person to teacher.

Trump's 'Apprentice' back on TV, maybe Broadway

National Players have many roles on, off stage
As if learning all the lines to play Oedipus isn't enough, add a role in a second play, and the responsibilities for everything from driver to set or light person to teacher.

Trump's 'Apprentice' back on TV, maybe Broadway
LOS ANGELES - Donald Trump is humming a Broadway melody as "The Apprentice" returns for its third season Thursday.

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

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.

Odds and Ends
DUTCH MILLS, Ark. - It's not as cold in northwest Arkansas as it is in Iceland, but a flock of Icelandic sheep doesn't seem to mind.

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.

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
DUTCH MILLS, Ark. - It's not as cold in northwest Arkansas as it is in Iceland, but a flock of Icelandic sheep doesn't seem to mind.

Homeless man poses as student for three weeks
MINNEAPOLIS - A homeless man with nowhere else to go says he went back to his old high school and posed as a student for three weeks, sitting in on classes, showering in the locker room and sleeping in the theater.

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
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.

Homeless man poses as student for three weeks
MINNEAPOLIS - A homeless man with nowhere else to go says he went back to his old high school and posed as a student for three weeks, sitting in on classes, showering in the locker room and sleeping in the theater.

Braves re-sign OF Brian Jordan
ATLANTA - Brian Jordan is coming back to the Atlanta Braves.

Braves re-sign OF Brian Jordan

Former Falcon rejoins Braves

Former Falcon rejoins Braves
ATLANTA - Brian Jordan is returning to Atlanta in hopes of completing his career in the city where he starred for the Braves and the NFL's Falcons.

Former Falcon rejoins Braves
ATLANTA - Brian Jordan is returning to Atlanta in hopes of completing his career in the city where he starred for the Braves and the NFL's Falcons.

Braves re-sign OF Brian Jordan
ATLANTA - Brian Jordan is coming back to the Atlanta Braves.

Consumer prices jump 3.3 percent in 2004
WASHINGTON - Consumer prices jumped 3.3 percent last year as the biggest surge in fuel bills in 14 years pushed up inflation at the fastest pace since 2000, the government reported Wednesday.

Retail site is set near Exchange
The area around the Augusta Exchange already is bustling, but it will get even busier when a new shopping center opens along Walton Way Extension.

Foul drinking water aboard airliners worsens
WASHINGTON - Drinking water aboard the nation's airliners is getting worse, not better, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday, even as officials await the implementation of government sanitation orders.

Foul drinking water aboard airliners worsens
WASHINGTON - Drinking water aboard the nation's airliners is getting worse, not better, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday, even as officials await the implementation of government sanitation orders.

Target to build regional distribution center in Georgia
ATLANTA - Georgia is expected to gain as many as 800 new jobs when Target Corp. builds a new, 1.5 million square foot distribution center in Midway, Gov. Sonny Perdue said Wednesday.

Retail site is set near Exchange
The area around the Augusta Exchange already is bustling, but it will get even busier when a new shopping center opens along Walton Way Extension.

Nation's retailers face a challenging 2005
NEW YORK - After frustrating the nation's retailers throughout the holiday shopping season by waiting until the last minute to buy gifts, consumers are not expected to give merchants much relief in 2005.

New leader aims to keep cigar maker on hot streak
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Every day, 8.5 million cigars roll out of Swisher International Group's Springfield factory.

Wachovia unveils cuts, posts higher profit
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The financial services giant Wachovia Corp. posted a 32 percent rise in fourth-quarter earnings Wednesday even as it confirmed plans to eliminate up to 4,000 jobs - about 4 percent of its workforce - by 2007.

States pursue online taxes

Interest keeps plant operating
Pfizer's Augusta plant has been given a stay of execution. With a self-imposed sell-or-close deadline set to expire next week, the company said Wednesday there is enough interest from potential buyers to warrant keeping the plant open a little longer.

Automakers favor hybrids over alt-fuel vehicles

Krispy Kreme CEO is ousted

New leader aims to keep cigar maker on hot streak
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Every day, 8.5 million cigars roll out of Swisher International Group's Springfield factory.

Nation's retailers face a challenging 2005
NEW YORK - After frustrating the nation's retailers throughout the holiday shopping season by waiting until the last minute to buy gifts, consumers are not expected to give merchants much relief in 2005.

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.

Wachovia unveils cuts, posts higher profit
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The financial services giant Wachovia Corp. posted a 32 percent rise in fourth-quarter earnings Wednesday even as it confirmed plans to eliminate up to 4,000 jobs - about 4 percent of its workforce - by 2007.

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.

Interest keeps plant operating
Pfizer's Augusta plant has been given a stay of execution. With a self-imposed sell-or-close deadline set to expire next week, the company said Wednesday there is enough interest from potential buyers to warrant keeping the plant open a little longer.

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.

Discrimination lawsuit filed against Waffle House

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

Bank of America meets Wall Street's expectations

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.

Counties' marketing talks go well

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.

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

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.

Consumer prices jump 3.3 percent in 2004
WASHINGTON - Consumer prices jumped 3.3 percent last year as the biggest surge in fuel bills in 14 years pushed up inflation at the fastest pace since 2000, the government reported Wednesday.

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.

Nation's retailers face a challenging 2005

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.

Consumer prices jump 3.3 percent in 2004

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.

Retail site is set near Exchange

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.

Foul drinking water aboard airliners worsens

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.

Interest keeps plant operating

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.

New leader aims to keep cigar maker on hot streak

Wachovia unveils cuts, posts higher profit

Clemson falls to North Carolina
CLEMSON, S.C. - Rashad McCants scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half and North Carolina overcame a sluggish start to defeat the Clemson Tigers 77-58 on Wednesday night at Litteljohn Coliseum.

Clemson hires Troy's defensive coordinator
CLEMSON, S.C. - Vic Koenning, who led Troy University to a top 10 national ranking in scoring defense, has been named defensive coordinator at Clemson, the school said Wednesday.

Clemson hires Troy's defensive coordinator

Clemson hires Troy's defensive coordinator
CLEMSON, S.C. - Vic Koenning, who led Troy University to a top 10 national ranking in scoring defense, has been named defensive coordinator at Clemson, the school said Wednesday.

Lady Jaguars edged at buzzer by Upstate

New job takes super in an old direction

No to party poopers
Presidential inaugurations aren't just a party and parade for the election winner - they celebrate the nation's freedom and Americans' right to choose their leader. But this year, as George W. Bush prepares to take his oath of office for the second time, the whiners and complainers are out in force.

Sentence too soft

Futurity fun at hand
For the next 10 days you don't have to go West to enjoy the Western lifestyle - not with the Augusta Futurity coming to town for the 26th straight year.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Oversight welcome

Oversight welcome
Here's how constructive reform comes about when the interplay between the press and government works properly: The press exposes a wrong and the government moves to correct it.

Oversight welcome
Here's how constructive reform comes about when the interplay between the press and government works properly: The press exposes a wrong and the government moves to correct it.

Comics legend Stan Lee wins partial judgment
NEW YORK - Stan Lee, the legendary cartoon hero creator who gave Spider-Man his powerful "spidey-sense," is feeling a tingling of his own - in his wallet.

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.

Club calendar
Here's a list of gallery showings and events in the Aiken-Augusta area.

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

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.

Open tab
Ready for a night out? Here's a sampling of what's going on in Augusta-area clubs and bistros:

'Home Makeover' host has an appendectomy
LOS ANGELES - Ty Pennington, the hyperactive team leader of ABC's home improvement series "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," is recovering from a weekend appendectomy.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle,P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Open tab
Ready for a night out? Here's a sampling of what's going on in Augusta-area clubs and bistros:

Concerts calendar
Here's a list of upcoming area concerts. The list includes concerts that are within easy driving distance from the Augusta area.

Concerts calendar
Here's a list of upcoming area concerts. The list includes concerts that are within easy driving distance from the Augusta area.

Club calendar
Here's a list of gallery showings and events in the Aiken-Augusta area.

Lindsay Lohan's mother files for divorce
NEW YORK - The mother of actress-singer Lindsay Lohan has filed for divorce, a spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday.

People in the News
NEW YORK - A treasure trove of jazz memorabilia - including saxophones that belonged to Charlie Parker and John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie's trumpet and a gown that Peggy Lee wore when she sang "Fever" - will go on the auction block next month.

Comics legend Stan Lee wins partial judgment
NEW YORK - Stan Lee, the legendary cartoon hero creator who gave Spider-Man his powerful "spidey-sense," is feeling a tingling of his own - in his wallet.

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
NEW YORK - A treasure trove of jazz memorabilia - including saxophones that belonged to Charlie Parker and John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie's trumpet and a gown that Peggy Lee wore when she sang "Fever" - will go on the auction block next month.

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."

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle,P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

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.

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

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

'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.

'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.

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."

'Home Makeover' host has an appendectomy
LOS ANGELES - Ty Pennington, the hyperactive team leader of ABC's home improvement series "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," is recovering from a weekend appendectomy.

What's For Lunch: The New Moon Cafe
The New Moon Cafe 116 Laurens St. N.W., Aiken SIGNATURE DISH: The Dr. John grilled panini sandwich (Cajun roast turkey with sharp cheddar and muenster cheese, tomato and fresh spinach leaves), $5.75

Fresh egg pasta is quick and easy

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.

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

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.

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.

Simple soup is a winter favorite

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.

What's For Lunch: The New Moon Cafe
The New Moon Cafe116 Laurens St. N.W., AikenSIGNATURE DISH: The Dr. John grilled panini sandwich (Cajun roast turkey with sharp cheddar and muenster cheese, tomato and fresh spinach leaves), $5.75

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.

What's For Lunch: The New Moon Cafe

Show kicks off with a busy day
The dirt is in the arena. The cows have been picked. The cutters are ready. The 26th edition of the Augusta Futurity kicks off at 8 a.m. today with the go-round of the $50,000 Amateur for 5-6-Year-Olds at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

Show kicks off with a busy day

Show kicks off with a busy day
The dirt is in the arena. The cows have been picked. The cutters are ready. The 26th edition of the Augusta Futurity kicks off at 8 a.m. today with the go-round of the $50,000 Amateur for 5-6-Year-Olds at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

Elder might return Saturday
ATLANTA - B.J. Elder might be ready to return from an injury, but Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt says that doesn't mean his team will automatically return to top-10 form.

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

Masters extends invite

Upcoming Events
Upcoming golf tournaments:

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.

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

Upcoming Events

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

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:

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

Upcoming Events
Upcoming golf tournaments:

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.

Renovations should revamp Belle Meade

Moss has it all covered

Prep Basketball scores

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.

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.

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

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

Little ones who won't be coming home
Sadly, in spite of the fact that "moral issues" were the No. 1 concern in the minds of voters in the recent election, there are still countless good, ordinary people who find themselves in situations where they are exercising their free choice because they feel they have no choice.John C. Peduto, Augusta

Hypocrites in Hollywood keep partying
While celebrity liberals by the scores decry the amount of money that we as a nation (and individual political parties) spend on presidential inaugurations to broadcast and promote democracy and our model political process, I ask you to look at what they are currently doing in Tinseltown. Jimmy Hall, Douglasville

'Reform' only raises taxes
There are some vapors rising from Foggy Bottom these days about "reform" or "replacement" of the Federal income tax system. Robert Gilbert, Aiken, S.C.

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

Hypocrites in Hollywood keep partying
While celebrity liberals by the scores decry the amount of money that we as a nation (and individual political parties) spend on presidential inaugurations to broadcast and promote democracy and our model political process, I ask you to look at what they are currently doing in Tinseltown. Jimmy Hall, Douglasville

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

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

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

I've seen what can happen when leash laws disobeyed

Hypocrites in Hollywood keep partying

Little ones who won't be coming home
Sadly, in spite of the fact that "moral issues" were the No. 1 concern in the minds of voters in the recent election, there are still countless good, ordinary people who find themselves in situations where they are exercising their free choice because they feel they have no choice.John C. Peduto, Augusta

Little ones who won't be coming home

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

Cancer now top killer of Americans under 85

Huygens photos shows probe landed in Titanian mud

High folate intake may reduce risk of high blood pressure

Bushmeat trade threatens African wildlife

Study shows Plavix a risk for returning ulcers

Software guides treatment of skin ailments

Study shows Plavix a risk for returning ulcers
BOSTON - Plavix, a heart drug recommended by medical groups as an easy-on-the-stomach substitute for aspirin, instead showed a much higher risk of recurrent ulcers in a small but provocative study.

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.

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.

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.

Study shows Plavix a risk for returning ulcers
BOSTON - Plavix, a heart drug recommended by medical groups as an easy-on-the-stomach substitute for aspirin, instead showed a much higher risk of recurrent ulcers in a small but provocative study.

Cancer now top killer of Americans under 85
For the first time, cancer has surpassed heart disease as the top killer of Americans under 85, health officials said Wednesday. The good news is that deaths from both are falling, but improvement has been more dramatic for heart disease.

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.

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.

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

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.

Cancer now top killer of Americans under 85
For the first time, cancer has surpassed heart disease as the top killer of Americans under 85, health officials said Wednesday. The good news is that deaths from both are falling, but improvement has been more dramatic for heart disease.

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

Lynx in need of healthy players

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.

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.

Slaying suspect leaves jail
A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend in Augusta in 1990 and his estranged wife in December in Gwinnett County was moved from the Richmond County jail Wednesday.

Sewage leak at station requires outside help

Meetings
FRIENDS OF THE AUGUSTA LIBRARY MEETING: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday; Main Library, 902 Greene St.; 821-2600

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Radio is soundboard for romance
It all began with a chance meeting at Augusta State University's library five years ago. Less than four months later, Maria Ollerich was saying "I do" to Jeremy Daley.

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

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

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.

Sketch lesson

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.

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

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.

Finally feeling the chill
Carpenter Kenny Squire, of Waynesboro, warms his hands on a construction site in North Augusta.

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.

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.

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.

With help from her mom, girl puts poetry to music
Poetry and music are among Kelsey Andrews' favorite pastimes. The 8-year-old put the two together last year when she penned her first song with the help of her mother, DeAnne Andrews, who also plays the piano and writes songs.

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.

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, divorces and marriage license applications.

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.

'Suicide lane' cuts wrecks

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 the area

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.

Things to do
GEORGIA GOLF HALL OF FAME'S BOTANICAL GARDENSSUPER SUNDAYS: Buy one, get one free; coupons available at the gardens and local hotels, restaurants

Things to do

Correction
l Because incorrect information was provided, a news article in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly identified the name of a business that reported a case of theft and forgery to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. Augusta Hot Rods, formerly Champs Automotive, in the 1500 block of Gordon Highway, filed the complaint.

Search continues in teenager's rape

Across Georgia
ALTANTA - A former financial adviser was indicted Wednesday on charges of mishandling more than $2 million of surplus funds from the Fulton County Sheriff's Office.

Team relies on preparation - and prayer

Chancellor says rise in tuition is expected
ATLANTA - Students at the state's 34 colleges and universities can expect to pay more in tuition next year, Chancellor Tom Meredith said Wednesday.

Mother says principal attacked 13-year-old

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

911 fee problems still worry county
When Columbia County 911 officials meet today with the county's Finance Department, they say they hope to see how a fee increase is helping fund their department.

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.

Soldiers are small, but their battles are intense
It's a pastime that combines two areas of interest for Tom Fisher.

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.

Dog saves her owner in attack
Normally, Anna would be punished with a squirt from the hose for running out the front door.

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.

Restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

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.

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

2nd arson in Athens draws reward offer

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.

Soldiers depart again

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.

Three small quakes rattle Columbia County

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.

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.

'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 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.

South Carolina plans worry lawmakers

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.

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Meetings
FRIENDS OF THE AUGUSTA LIBRARY MEETING: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday; Main Library, 902 Greene St.; 821-2600

Chancellor says rise in tuition is expected

Restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

$130 million winning ticket causes buzz

Kid of the Day
James Luke is today's Kid of the Day.

For the record

South Carolina plans worry lawmakers
ATLANTA - News that South Carolina is aiming to build a new seaport along the Savannah River left southeast Georgia lawmakers worried Wednesday about how such a development could affect Georgia's port system.

Caring for indigent is No. 1 topic

Jury indicts man in 2002 homicide
A three-year-old homicide case involving the shooting death of a T.W. Josey High School student is one step closer to being solved.

Restaurant ratings

Mother says principal attacked 13-year-old
A mother of a Glenn Hills Middle School pupil has complained that the school's principal attacked her son in a crowded lunchroom Friday, an incident the central office will not discuss pending an internal investigation.

With help from her mom, girl puts poetry to music

$130 million winning ticket causes buzz
A demographic for Washington, Ga., shows a population of 4,295 and a median household income of $25,667.

Dog saves her owner in attack

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

911 fee problems still worry county

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.

Correction

Crashes' causes remain mystery
It has been more than a year and a half since Ed and Leslie Johnson's plane crashed into a swampy area near Augusta Regional Airport and more than nine months since a father and two of his grown sons plunged to their deaths in a wooded section of North Augusta after attending the Masters Tournament.

Across South Carolina

Reunions
This listing runs as space is available. For information to be published, please include the date of the reunion:

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Events this week
Events and things to do during the week.

Taylor crafts Guard fund of $5 million

Clubs and organizations
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information

Events

Theater is instructive, former educator says
As principal at Southside Elementary School, Nancy Cisick was a strong advocate for arts education.

Meetings

Radio is soundboard for romance
It all began with a chance meeting at Augusta State University's library five years ago. Less than four months later, Maria Ollerich was saying "I do" to Jeremy Daley.

Soldiers are small, but their battles are intense

Richmond County school lunch menu
School lunch menu for the week.

Last wreck evacuees may get to return home today

Across Georgia

News you can use

Airport invites driving program

Across Georgia

Kid of the Day

Crashes' causes remain mystery

Across South Carolina

Clubs and organizations

Fire department alters name

Radio is soundboard for romance

Girl, 14, attacked on way to bus stop

African adventure awaiting Davidson freshman

Bus fight leads to lawsuit by family

Pet of the Week

Harbin works on spending plan

Across the area

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Comments from readers:

Perdue aims to put lid on spam e-mails

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

Jury indicts man in 2002 homicide

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.

Finally feeling the chill

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.

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Comments from readers:

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.

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- Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week:

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

Last wreck evacuees may get to return home today
GRANITEVILLE - After 13 long days of living in cramped hotels or, worse, an in-law's spare bedroom, the last of Graniteville's evacuees are expected to head home today.

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.

Finally feeling the chill
Carpenter Kenny Squire, of Waynesboro, warms his hands on a construction site in North Augusta.

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.

Perdue aims to put lid on spam e-mails
ATLANTA - In an effort to attack the wave of spam clogging up e-mail accounts, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Wednesday that he will push legislation to make the irritating and costly practice a felony in Georgia.

Reunions

South Carolina plans worry lawmakers
ATLANTA - News that South Carolina is aiming to build a new seaport along the Savannah River left southeast Georgia lawmakers worried Wednesday about how such a development could affect Georgia's port system.

Clubs and organizations
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information

Kid of the Day
James Luke is today's Kid of the Day.

Dog saves her owner in attack
Normally, Anna would be punished with a squirt from the hose for running out the front door.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - There will be no more calling in the "heavy hitter" or the "strong arm" if the state Supreme Court approves a change to its ethics guidelines that bars attorneys from using such nicknames in advertising.

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, divorces and marriage license applications.

Across Georgia
ALTANTA - A former financial adviser was indicted Wednesday on charges of mishandling more than $2 million of surplus funds from the Fulton County Sheriff's Office.

Correction
l Because incorrect information was provided, a news article in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly identified the name of a business that reported a case of theft and forgery to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. Augusta Hot Rods, formerly Champs Automotive, in the 1500 block of Gordon Highway, filed the complaint.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies charged a 16-year-old boy with a weapons possession crime after he accidentally shot himself in the foot, officials said Wednesday.

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- Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week:

Jury indicts man in 2002 homicide
A three-year-old homicide case involving the shooting death of a T.W. Josey High School student is one step closer to being solved.

Last wreck evacuees may get to return home today
GRANITEVILLE - After 13 long days of living in cramped hotels or, worse, an in-law's spare bedroom, the last of Graniteville's evacuees are expected to head home today.

Taylor crafts Guard fund of $5 million
ATLANTA - Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor unveiled a $5 million economic relief package for members of the Georgia National Guard, saying the state has a "moral obligation" to help volunteers serving overseas and at home.

Perdue aims to put lid on spam e-mails
ATLANTA - In an effort to attack the wave of spam clogging up e-mail accounts, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Wednesday that he will push legislation to make the irritating and costly practice a felony in Georgia.

Chancellor says rise in tuition is expected
ATLANTA - Students at the state's 34 colleges and universities can expect to pay more in tuition next year, Chancellor Tom Meredith said Wednesday.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - There will be no more calling in the "heavy hitter" or the "strong arm" if the state Supreme Court approves a change to its ethics guidelines that bars attorneys from using such nicknames in advertising.

Search continues in teenager's rape
Police continued the search Wednesday for a man who a Grovetown teen said forced her off her path to a school bus stop and raped her Tuesday morning.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies charged a 16-year-old boy with a weapons possession crime after he accidentally shot himself in the foot, officials said Wednesday.

$130 million winning ticket causes buzz
A demographic for Washington, Ga., shows a population of 4,295 and a median household income of $25,667.

Taylor crafts Guard fund of $5 million
ATLANTA - Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor unveiled a $5 million economic relief package for members of the Georgia National Guard, saying the state has a "moral obligation" to help volunteers serving overseas and at home.

Caring for indigent is No. 1 topic
LAKE OCONEE VILLAGE, Ga. - Inside the swanky Ritz-Carlton Lodge, near the upscale Reynolds Plantation community, much of the discussion Wednesday was about indigent care.

Search continues in teenager's rape
Police continued the search Wednesday for a man who a Grovetown teen said forced her off her path to a school bus stop and raped her Tuesday morning.

Mother says principal attacked 13-year-old
A mother of a Glenn Hills Middle School pupil has complained that the school's principal attacked her son in a crowded lunchroom Friday, an incident the central office will not discuss pending an internal investigation.

Pupils leave after heater malfunction
Teachers and students should be able to remove their gloves and coats inside school this morning after two days of a broken heater at the Academy of Richmond County.

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Caring for indigent is No. 1 topic
LAKE OCONEE VILLAGE, Ga. - Inside the swanky Ritz-Carlton Lodge, near the upscale Reynolds Plantation community, much of the discussion Wednesday was about indigent care.

Crashes' causes remain mystery
It has been more than a year and a half since Ed and Leslie Johnson's plane crashed into a swampy area near Augusta Regional Airport and more than nine months since a father and two of his grown sons plunged to their deaths in a wooded section of North Augusta after attending the Masters Tournament.

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.

African adventure awaiting Davidson freshman
When Kristen Bryant wondered what her freshman year of high school would be like, she did not dream about going on an African safari and being featured on national television.

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.

911 fee problems still worry county
When Columbia County 911 officials meet today with the county's Finance Department, they say they hope to see how a fee increase is helping fund their department.

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

Events
STARS ACROSS GEORGIA: Ms. Wheelchair Georgia Program, April 7-10, Columbus, Ga.; for eligibility, you must use wheelchair for community mobility, good speaking skills, women ages 21-60, U.S. citizen and resident of Georgia for at least six months; (706) 225-3632 or e-mail gmckoon@columbusga.org

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.

Reunions
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The 26th annual Augusta Futurity opened today and will continue through Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St. Events will include cutting-horse competitions, a horse auction, bull riding, exhibits of Western wear, the Wrangler Family Fun Fest and Futurity Dance.

Team relies on preparation - and prayer
Heather Ziemba hopes the third time is a charm. That's the thought the St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School seventh-grader will have when she and seven of her peers compete in the Professional Association of Georgia Educators' Academic Bowl for Middle Grades State Semi-Final competition in Macon on Saturday.

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Comments from readers:

With help from her mom, girl puts poetry to music
Poetry and music are among Kelsey Andrews' favorite pastimes. The 8-year-old put the two together last year when she penned her first song with the help of her mother, DeAnne Andrews, who also plays the piano and writes songs.

African adventure awaiting Davidson freshman
When Kristen Bryant wondered what her freshman year of high school would be like, she did not dream about going on an African safari and being featured on national television.

Pet of the Week
Chesterfield, an 8-week-old male chocolate lab and Rottweiler mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Events
STARS ACROSS GEORGIA: Ms. Wheelchair Georgia Program, April 7-10, Columbus, Ga.; for eligibility, you must use wheelchair for community mobility, good speaking skills, women ages 21-60, U.S. citizen and resident of Georgia for at least six months; (706) 225-3632 or e-mail gmckoon@columbusga.org

Events this week
Events and things to do during the week.

Team relies on preparation - and prayer
Heather Ziemba hopes the third time is a charm. That's the thought the St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School seventh-grader will have when she and seven of her peers compete in the Professional Association of Georgia Educators' Academic Bowl for Middle Grades State Semi-Final competition in Macon on Saturday.

This week
A KEENER EYE: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, through Feb. 20; Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W.; exhibit of photography by D. Baumgarten; free; (803) 642-2015

Pet of the Week
Chesterfield, an 8-week-old male chocolate lab and Rottweiler mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Soldiers are small, but their battles are intense
It's a pastime that combines two areas of interest for Tom Fisher.

This week
A KEENER EYE: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, through Feb. 20; Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W.; exhibit of photography by D. Baumgarten; free; (803) 642-2015

More events
The 26th annual Augusta Futurity opened today and will continue through Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St. Events will include cutting-horse competitions, a horse auction, bull riding, exhibits of Western wear, the Wrangler Family Fun Fest and Futurity Dance.

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.

Things to do
GEORGIA GOLF HALL OF FAME'S BOTANICAL GARDENS SUPER SUNDAYS: Buy one, get one free; coupons available at the gardens and local hotels, restaurants

'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.

Mohr wants to finally get it done
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Nobody can ever say that the professional football life changed Chris Mohr.

Mohr wants to finally get it done
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Nobody can ever say that the professional football life changed Chris Mohr.

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's new in home video and DVD:

New home-video releases

At the Movies: 'Are We There Yet?'

Not-so-thrilling thriller is best left 'Forgotten'
Obvious and overwrought, The Forgotten stumbles over its own good intentions and can't resist the temptation of offering a knowing wink.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

At the Movies: 'Assault on Precinct 13'
The phrase "cult classic" has been used to describe the original "Assault on Precinct 13," John Carpenter's 1976 urban Western about cops and criminals banding together inside a police station against a multicultural siege of gang members.

At the Movies: 'Assault on Precinct 13'

At the Movies: 'Are We There Yet?'
Planes, trains and automobiles apparently aren't enough anymore. In straining to wring every imaginable last laugh, the road trip comedy "Are We There Yet?" also trots out a horse, a blinged-out sport utility vehicle and an armada of 18-wheelers driven by misinformed, overzealous truckers.

Not-so-thrilling thriller is best left 'Forgotten'

At the Movies: 'Are We There Yet?'
Planes, trains and automobiles apparently aren't enough anymore. In straining to wring every imaginable last laugh, the road trip comedy "Are We There Yet?" also trots out a horse, a blinged-out sport utility vehicle and an armada of 18-wheelers driven by misinformed, overzealous truckers.

Mini reviews

Not-so-thrilling thriller is best left 'Forgotten'
Obvious and overwrought, The Forgotten stumbles over its own good intentions and can't resist the temptation of offering a knowing wink.

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's new in home video and DVD:

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

At the Movies: 'Assault on Precinct 13'
The phrase "cult classic" has been used to describe the original "Assault on Precinct 13," John Carpenter's 1976 urban Western about cops and criminals banding together inside a police station against a multicultural siege of gang members.

Sonic Spotlight: Karin Gordon

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

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

Alt country's evolution
With the twang of country and the bang of rock, a small, but rapidly expanding musical movement called alt country is changing the perception of what a steel guitar and a cowboy hat might represent.

Alt country's evolution
With the twang of country and the bang of rock, a small, but rapidly expanding musical movement called alt country is changing the perception of what a steel guitar and a cowboy hat might represent.

Magazine says genre is hard to define
If alt country has a bible, it's probably the bimonthly magazine that goes by the unlikely name of No Depression.

Alt country's evolution

Sonic Spotlight: Karin Gordon
KAREN GORDON AGE: 35 HOMETOWN: Born in Waynesboro, Ga., reared in Augusta and now lives in Aiken.

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.

Record label take lessons from classic artists
Born before the terms "alt" and "country" were ever uttered in the same sentence, Chicago label Bloodshot Records never intended to become the standard bearer for a musical movement.

Magazine says genre is hard to define
If alt country has a bible, it's probably the bimonthly magazine that goes by the unlikely name of No Depression.

Group takes care to preserve music from cowboy era
Retro-Western songsters Riders in the Sky operates with several goals in mind.

Group takes care to preserve music from cowboy era

Sonic Spotlight: Karin Gordon
KAREN GORDONAGE: 35HOMETOWN: Born in Waynesboro, Ga., reared in Augusta and now lives in Aiken.

Magazine says genre is hard to define

All-mom bands rock the house and the cradle

Group takes care to preserve music from cowboy era
Retro-Western songsters Riders in the Sky operates with several goals in mind.

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.

Guitarist will play entire Allman Brothers album
Augusta guitarist Adam Hatfield is ready and willing to Eat a Peach at The Mission.

Singer Alicia Keys to perform in Augusta

Dodge turns back the clock

Johnson ready to leave 2004 behind
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Jimmie Johnson can hardly wait to put last year behind him. Johnson lost the 2004 Nextel Cup title by just eight points in the closest championship race in the history of NASCAR's top series.

Crashes spell end of tests for some

Johnson ready to leave 2004 behind
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Jimmie Johnson can hardly wait to put last year behind him. Johnson lost the 2004 Nextel Cup title by just eight points in the closest championship race in the history of NASCAR's top series.

Crashes spell end of tests for some
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The season-opening Florida Dodge Dealers 250 at Daytona International Speedway has long been regarded as one of the best races of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season.

Dodge turns back the clock
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Dodge Charger has a proud pedigree on the Nextel Cup Series.

Johnson ready to leave 2004 behind

Crashes spell end of tests for some
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The season-opening Florida Dodge Dealers 250 at Daytona International Speedway has long been regarded as one of the best races of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season.

Newsmaker: Dale Jarrett

Newsmaker: Dale Jarrett
Unlike many of the other veterans in the Nextel Cup Series, Dale Jarrett isn't thinking about retirement.

Dodge turns back the clock
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Dodge Charger has a proud pedigree on the Nextel Cup Series.

Newsmaker: Dale Jarrett
Unlike many of the other veterans in the Nextel Cup Series, Dale Jarrett isn't thinking about retirement.

Shaq helps Heat down Hawks
MIAMI - Shaquille O'Neal and Dwyane Wade each scored 25 points, helping the Miami Heat improve the Eastern Conference's best record to 29-11 with an 111-92 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.

Shaq helps Heat down Hawks
MIAMI - Shaquille O'Neal and Dwyane Wade each scored 25 points, helping the Miami Heat improve the Eastern Conference's best record to 29-11 with an 111-92 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.

Shaq helps Heat down Hawks

Lady Jaguars edged at buzzer by Upstate
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - USC Upstate's Toya Shuler hit a layup with five seconds to play to lift the Lady Spartans over Augusta State 50-48 in a Peach Belt Conference game on Wednesday.

Lady Jaguars edged at buzzer by Upstate
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - USC Upstate's Toya Shuler hit a layup with five seconds to play to lift the Lady Spartans over Augusta State 50-48 in a Peach Belt Conference game on Wednesday.

DeCamillis draws special attention

Quarterbacks know game's importance

Patriots' linebacker is in the middle of things again

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Mrs. Evelyn Wright    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
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Mr. Elmore Johnson, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Annie Brown Walker    (LOS ANGELES, CA.)

Mr. Ernesto Hernandez    (WRENS, Ga.)
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Mr. Joe L. Brown    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Billy Ray Gregory Sr.    (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mrs. Mamie Sue Fountain    (MONTICELLO, FL.)
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Mr. Charles Carter    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Joseph Smith    (COLLEGE PARK, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lora Brown    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Lunie Smalley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Dorothy W. Barton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sidney B. Ryan    (RIVERDALE, Ga.)
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Mr. Johnnie E. Tutt Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Billy Ray Gregory Sr.    (WINDSOR, S.C.)
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Mr. Lunie Smalley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Rattner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mamie Sue Fountain    (MONTICELLO, FL.)

Mrs. Peggy Nixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John Wasilewski    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wallace McCullough    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Ms. Betty Parrish    (CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mr. Richard L. Marry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Bessie C. McNeal    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sallie Mae McFerrin    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Elmore Johnson, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. B. Lee Smith, DMD    (SPARTANBURG, S.C.)
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Mr. William Inglett    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas W. Lanier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ruby Lane    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Johnnie E. Tutt Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Elmore Johnson, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Lunie Smalley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Addie Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lillian P. Rattner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. William Inglett    (BLYTHE, Ga.)
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Ms. Betty Parrish    (CHARLESTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Nita Hurt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Thomas Johnson    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mildred R. Hinson    (AUGSUTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Addie Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Miss Veronica M. Hinkler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Tyshawn Noel James    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Peggy Nixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wallace McCullough    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Rattner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Henderson    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Rev. Oliver Hawkins, Jr.    (MITCHELL, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lora Brown    (WRENS, Ga.)
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Infant Myles Fernandes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John David Scott    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)
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Mr. Daniel D. Galey    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
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Infant Myles Fernandes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert C. Sutton    (BLYTHE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ruth Hadden    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
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Mr. Joseph Smith (COLLEGE PARK, Ga.)

Mr. Robert C. Sutton (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Joe L. Brown (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Pixley (ANDERSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mildred R. Hinson (AUGSUTA, Ga.)

Mr. Vincent Walter Veno (ARLINGTON, Va.)

Mrs. Annie Brown Walker (LOS ANGELES, CA.)

Ms. Betty Parrish (CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mr. Billy Ray Gregory Sr. (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha Busby (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas W. Lanier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie C. McNeal (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. John Wasilewski (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Irma Brooks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel D. Galey (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. William Inglett (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. David Tillman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy E. Broxton (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Mitchum (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Edwin Abel Fulchi (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dorothy W. Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. B. Lee Smith, DMD (SPARTANBURG, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Johnson (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Henderson (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. William Inglett (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Wallace McCullough (HARLEM, Ga.)

Tyshawn Noel James (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Sallie Mae McFerrin (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Elmore Johnson, Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby Lane (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillian P. Rattner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Rattner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lunie Smalley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Addie Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lora Brown (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Elmore Johnson, Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Nita Hurt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny L. Drayton, Sr. (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Peggy Nixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Sue Fountain (MONTICELLO, FL.)

Mr. Richard L. Marry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Hadden (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Venus Williams is much in fashion Down Under

Agassi, Sharapova advance in Australian Open

Overtime

Defending champion Venus Williams to play in 2005

Roddick, Hewitt start the chase at Open

Arsenal scores perfect season

Overtime
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.

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

Arsenal scores perfect season
A perfect season was almost spoiled one game before its conclusion.

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.

Arsenal scores perfect season
A perfect season was almost spoiled one game before its conclusion.

Agassi, Sharapova advance in Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia - Andre Agassi and Marat Safin were quick and nearly mistake-free in advancing to the third round of 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.

Overtime
Georgia quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo will be the featured speaker at The Augusta Chronicle/WJBF News Channel 6 All-Area Football Banquet tonight.

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.

Agassi, Sharapova advance in Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia - Andre Agassi and Marat Safin were quick and nearly mistake-free in advancing to the third round of the Australian Open.

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.

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.

Prep Basketball scores
High school basketball scores from across the area:

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.

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High school basketball scores from across the area:

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.

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.

Quarterbacks know game's importance
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Vick subscribes to the theory that life offers few guarantees.

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.

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.

Quarterbacks know game's importance
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Vick subscribes to the theory that life offers few guarantees.

Singer performing with Shiloh has a country music addiction

Singer performing with Shiloh has a country music addiction
Even if you don't like horses and cows, you can still have a lot of Augusta Futurity fun with an event that involves your best Western clothes and good country music.

Singer performing with Shiloh has a country music addiction
Even if you don't like horses and cows, you can still have a lot of Augusta Futurity fun with an event that involves your best Western clothes and good country music.

Mohr wants to finally get it done

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.

How to e-file your tax return
There are a number of ways to electronically send your tax return to the IRS. E-file can be performed on a home computer, by a tax professional or even over the phone.

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.

CBS reclaims the weekly ratings crown

CBS reclaims the weekly ratings crown
NEW YORK - After relinquishing its crown to ABC the week before, CBS was back on top in prime-time viewers last week. It claimed nine of the week's Top 20 shows, including the No. 1 entry, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," according to Nielsen Media Research.

CBS' 'Raymond'ends its run on May 16
LOS ANGELES - Don't look for a supersized, super-stuffed final episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond."

CBS' 'Raymond'ends its run on May 16

CBS reclaims the weekly ratings crown
NEW YORK - After relinquishing its crown to ABC the week before, CBS was back on top in prime-time viewers last week. It claimed nine of the week's Top 20 shows, including the No. 1 entry, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," according to Nielsen Media Research.

CBS' 'Raymond'ends its run on May 16
LOS ANGELES - Don't look for a supersized, super-stuffed final episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond."

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Comics legend Stan Lee wins partial judgment

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'Survivor' winner charged with tax evasion

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'Home Makeover' host has an appendectomy

Melania Knauss picks gown for wedding to 'the Donald'

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

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.

In some movies, idiocy rules the day
I come from a line of people not always ready and willing to adhere to the strictures and structure of regulations. Now, that doesn't mean there are bandits in the branches of the Uhles family tree, but I often view rules as, at best, mere suggestions and, at worst, a devilish tool of the man developed with the sole purpose of keeping us down.

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.

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

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.

Handstand attempt from hotel balcony is fatal

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Odds and Ends

Homeless man poses as student for three weeks