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.

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.

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.

Harvey Fierstein finds his way to 'Fiddler on the Roof'

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

Harvey Fierstein finds his way to 'Fiddler on the Roof'
NEW YORK - You can't mistake the voice. Somewhere between a rumble and a squawk, it finds its way from the stage into the vast expanse of the Minskoff Theatre and explodes. Harvey Fierstein is back on the boards, and he's not taking the easy way out in the vocal department.

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.

Harvey Fierstein finds his way to 'Fiddler on the Roof'
NEW YORK - You can't mistake the voice. Somewhere between a rumble and a squawk, it finds its way from the stage into the vast expanse of the Minskoff Theatre and explodes. Harvey Fierstein is back on the boards, and he's not taking the easy way out in the vocal department.

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

National Players have many roles on, off stage

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.

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.

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.

$2 million needed to control shrieking frogs
HONOLULU - A tiny frog with a huge shriek has invaded the Big Island and won't shut up.

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.

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.

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

Braves re-sign OF Brian Jordan

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

'Father of PlayStation' says Sony correcting its mistakes
TOKYO - Sony missed out on potential sales from MP3 players and other gadgets because it was overly proprietary about music and entertainment content, the head of Sony Corp.'s video-game unit acknowledged Thursday.

Counties see construction gains in different categories
Richmond County outpaced Columbia County in its percentage of new home construction last year. However, Columbia County surged far ahead in commercial construction.

Rivals Miller, Anheuser-Busch getting frothy with TV spots
ST. LOUIS - The marketing battle between the world's two biggest beermakers is getting increasingly nasty.

Foul drinking water aboard airliners worsens

Report: Federated in talks to buy May Dept. Stores
NEW YORK - May Department Stores Co. shares rose almost 9 percent Thursday after a published report said the big retailer was in preliminary talks to be acquired by larger rival Federated Department Stores Inc.

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.

Counties see construction gains in different categories
Richmond County outpaced Columbia County in its percentage of new home construction last year. However, Columbia County surged far ahead in commercial construction.

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.

'Father of PlayStation' says Sony correcting its mistakes
TOKYO - Sony missed out on potential sales from MP3 players and other gadgets because it was overly proprietary about music and entertainment content, the head of Sony Corp.'s video-game unit acknowledged Thursday.

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.

Consumer prices jump 3.3 percent in 2004

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.

Leading economic indicators rose in December
NEW YORK - A closely watched measure of future economic activity rose for a second consecutive month in December, pointing to sustained, gradual growth.

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.

Increase in sales is linked to rates
Nationwide, sales of new and existing homes were up in 2004 as more people took advantage of low mortgage rates. But analysts say 2005 doesn't look as rosy.

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.

Delta sets annual airline record
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc., blaming high fuel prices, low fares and hefty charges, capped the worst annual financial performance in the industry's history when it posted a $2.2 billion fourth-quarter loss Thursday. Its shares sank by 8 percent.

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.

Leading economic indicators rose in December
NEW YORK - A closely watched measure of future economic activity rose for a second consecutive month in December, pointing to sustained, gradual growth.

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.

Increase in sales is linked to rates
Nationwide, sales of new and existing homes were up in 2004 as more people took advantage of low mortgage rates. But analysts say 2005 doesn't look as rosy.

Report: Federated in talks to buy May Dept. Stores

Nation's retailers face a challenging 2005

Delta sets annual airline record
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc., blaming high fuel prices, low fares and hefty charges, capped the worst annual financial performance in the industry's history when it posted a $2.2 billion fourth-quarter loss Thursday. Its shares sank by 8 percent.

Rivals Miller, Anheuser-Busch getting frothy with TV spots
ST. LOUIS - The marketing battle between the world's two biggest beermakers is getting increasingly nasty.

Wachovia unveils cuts, posts higher profit

'Father of PlayStation' says Sony correcting its mistakes

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.

Increase in sales is linked to rates

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.

Counties see construction gains in different categories

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.

Retail site is set near Exchange

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.

Interest keeps plant operating

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

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.

Leading economic indicators rose in December

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.

Rivals Miller, Anheuser-Busch getting frothy with TV spots

Delta sets annual airline record

Report: Federated in talks to buy May Dept. Stores
NEW YORK - May Department Stores Co. shares rose almost 9 percent Thursday after a published report said the big retailer was in preliminary talks to be acquired by larger rival Federated Department Stores Inc.

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.

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.

Lady Jaguars edged at buzzer by Upstate

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.

We're not the enemy
On a day in which the media could have been Richmond County schools' best friend, reporters felt as if they were treated like the enemy Wednesday.

Spoilsports at work

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.

We're not the enemy
On a day in which the media could have been Richmond County schools' best friend, reporters felt as if they were treated like the enemy Wednesday.

Whose constitution, anyway?
On the one hand, it's good news that the Louisiana Supreme Court upheld that state's constitutional amendment defining marriage as a man-woman union.

Spoilsports at work
It would have been a nice touch if the U.S. Senate had confirmed Condoleezza Rice as the nation's first black female secretary of state on the same day that her boss, President George W. Bush, was inaugurated for a second term.

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.

Spoilsports at work
It would have been a nice touch if the U.S. Senate had confirmed Condoleezza Rice as the nation's first black female secretary of state on the same day that her boss, President George W. Bush, was inaugurated for a second term.

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.

We're not the enemy

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

Conflicts of others can be very entertaining
There are few things I would not do to avoid conflict. I'm not one for arguing, and I attempt to steer clear of disagreements, both potential and inevitable. I haven't been in a physical altercation since the Reagan administration and don't envision my fight record changing anytime soon. I'm a man of the classic lover-not-fighter mode.

'Prairie Home Companion' new on DVD
NEW YORK - A key to storytelling is a sense of place. TV viewers know this, whether they're visiting placid Mayberry or wallowing in the debauchery of Wisteria Lane.

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

People in the News
NEW YORK - Before Donald Trump walks down the aisle for a third time, he'll strut back into the boardroom for the premiere of the third season of NBC's "The Apprentice."

'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.

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.

The Top Five list
The top five entertainment list.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

'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.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Before Donald Trump walks down the aisle for a third time, he'll strut back into the boardroom for the premiere of the third season of NBC's "The Apprentice."

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.

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

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

Conflicts of others can be very entertaining
There are few things I would not do to avoid conflict. I'm not one for arguing, and I attempt to steer clear of disagreements, both potential and inevitable. I haven't been in a physical altercation since the Reagan administration and don't envision my fight record changing anytime soon. I'm a man of the classic lover-not-fighter mode.

Rates on 30-year mortgages fall for a third week
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell for a third straight week as investors' concerns about inflation were eased by reports showing that prices fell in December.

Rates on 30-year mortgages fall for a third week

Rates on 30-year mortgages fall for a third week
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell for a third straight week as investors' concerns about inflation were eased by reports showing that prices fell in December.

Fishing tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament?

Idle anglers can always go to boat show

Idle anglers can always go to boat show
If icy, windy weather conditions prevent you from going fishing, don't waste the day.

Fishing tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament?

Idle anglers can always go to boat show
If icy, windy weather conditions prevent you from going fishing, don't waste the day.

Fishing tournaments

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

What's For Lunch: The New Moon Cafe

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

2004 Futurity champions

Banuelos does father proud
Adan Banuelos has entertained Augusta Futurity audiences in the past with his roping exhibitions.

Banuelos does father proud

What is cutting?
The Augusta Futurity is a cutting-horse show, in which a rider and horse try to "cut" a cow out of a herd of cattle and then attempt to prevent its return to that herd.

Horseman gets a weekend date

Membership is growing in the '225 Club'

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.

Morris opens show with win

Membership is growing in the '225 Club'
For basketball players, it's like scoring 50 points in a game. For golfers, it's the equivalent of carding 62.

Futurity restaurant guide

Better riders and bulls in the chute
Kenny Thomas realizes his master promotion skills. For instance, take last year.

Better riders and bulls in the chute

Futurity restaurant guide
T.G.I.FRIDAY'S: 2800 Washington Road, 736-8888; 11 a.m. to midnight daily; sandwiches and salads to pasta and steak.

Banuelos does father proud
Adan Banuelos has entertained Augusta Futurity audiences in the past with his roping exhibitions.

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.

Futurity restaurant guide
T.G.I.FRIDAY'S: 2800 Washington Road, 736-8888; 11 a.m. to midnight daily; sandwiches and salads to pasta and steak.

Horseman gets a weekend date
It was arguably the most exciting cutting competition in last year's Augusta Futurity.

2004 Futurity champions
Listed by rider, horse (score), owner:

2004 Futurity champions
Listed by rider, horse (score), owner:

Better riders and bulls in the chute
Kenny Thomas realizes his master promotion skills. For instance, take last year.

Morris opens show with win
As the final score flashed on the board above, Augusta's William S. Morris III raised his arms and let out a "Yes!"

Futurity is back for its 26th edition
Clint Allen listened to stories about the Augusta Futurity and wondered whether they were tall tales. So he waited until he had a good stable of horses before he made the trip east.

Augusta Futurity schedule
All events will be held inside Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, unless noted otherwise.

Membership is growing in the '225 Club'
For basketball players, it's like scoring 50 points in a game. For golfers, it's the equivalent of carding 62.

Horseman gets a weekend date
It was arguably the most exciting cutting competition in last year's Augusta Futurity.

Show kicks off with a busy day

Morris opens show with win
As the final score flashed on the board above, Augusta's William S. Morris III raised his arms and let out a "Yes!"

Clean yard can help avoid spring trouble
I hope you do a good spring cleaning in your house every year. A winter cleaning is important for your landscape. It can make it look much better and get it ready for spring.

Swaddling evergreens should be unnecessary
Why would anyone plant an evergreen and then swaddle it in burlap for the winter? Sure, the burlap protects the plant. But the nice thing about evergreens is that they are "ever green," winter as well as summer, spring, and fall.

Swaddling evergreens should be unnecessary
Why would anyone plant an evergreen and then swaddle it in burlap for the winter? Sure, the burlap protects the plant. But the nice thing about evergreens is that they are "ever green," winter as well as summer, spring, and fall.

Clean yard can help avoid spring trouble

Swaddling evergreens should be unnecessary

Clean yard can help avoid spring trouble
I hope you do a good spring cleaning in your house every year. A winter cleaning is important for your landscape. It can make it look much better and get it ready for spring.

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.

Thai golf tourney shifted to help tourism rebound
BANGKOK, Thailand - The Thailand Golf Association is moving the venue of its Thailand Open tournament this March to tsunami-stricken Phuket in an attempt to benefit the area's ailing tourist industry.

Thai golf tourney shifted to help tourism rebound
BANGKOK, Thailand - The Thailand Golf Association is moving the venue of its Thailand Open tournament this March to tsunami-stricken Phuket in an attempt to benefit the area's ailing tourist industry.

Thai golf tourney shifted to help tourism rebound

Football's best cap season with banquet

Lakeside, Greenbrier stars are heating up on offense

Football's best cap season with banquet
The typical reward for great effort on a football field is cheers. The finest 75 players and their coaches from the Augusta area got more than that Thursday night at Augusta Towers Hotel.

Football's best cap season with banquet
The typical reward for great effort on a football field is cheers. The finest 75 players and their coaches from the Augusta area got more than that Thursday night at Augusta Towers Hotel.

Who's doing the real work?
I'll admit it. I get tired. I'm not ashamed to say there have been nights when I've been in bed before 8 o'clock.

Gas main accident closes road
Officials closed down a portion of Furys Ferry Road for about an hour this afternoon after a construction crew hit a gas main.

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
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

This is a republic, not a democracy

Contrary to speaker's assertion, police officers only doing jobs
I read your paper every day and for the most part I really enjoy the writers and the way the paper is put to press. I also want you to know that I love Augusta and used to live in Augusta.Joe Nirenberg, Jackson, S.C.

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

This is a republic, not a democracy
This country is not now, nor has it ever been, a democracy. Greece is a democracy, but this country is a republic.David W. Nowakowski, Waynesboro

Contrary to speaker's assertion, police officers only doing jobs

Our leaders need a refresher course in handling money
Every time you look in the paper, you see something about both the county and the schools needing more money. I think both county officials and school officials need a lesson in Accounting 101.Don Matthews, Augusta

'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.

Rejecting this opinion was easy
Thanks for printing the column from a "senior fellow" (translated: highly paid) of something called the Electronic Privacy Information Center.His propaganda regarding the American response to the tsunami indicates that he and the center are just the usual left wing, probably tax exempt, pressure groups.Joseph M. Weaver, Graniteville, S.C.

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

Our leaders need a refresher course in handling money
Every time you look in the paper, you see something about both the county and the schools needing more money. I think both county officials and school officials need a lesson in Accounting 101.Don Matthews, Augusta

Little ones who won't be coming home

Contrary to speaker's assertion, police officers only doing jobs
I read your paper every day and for the most part I really enjoy the writers and the way the paper is put to press. I also want you to know that I love Augusta and used to live in Augusta. Joe Nirenberg, Jackson, S.C.

Hypocrites in Hollywood keep partying

This is a republic, not a democracy
This country is not now, nor has it ever been, a democracy. Greece is a democracy, but this country is a republic.David W. Nowakowski, Waynesboro

Our leaders need a refresher course in handling money

Rejecting this opinion was easy
Thanks for printing the column from a "senior fellow" (translated: highly paid) of something called the Electronic Privacy Information Center.His propaganda regarding the American response to the tsunami indicates that he and the center are just the usual left wing, probably tax exempt, pressure groups.Joseph M. Weaver, Graniteville, S.C.

Rejecting this opinion was easy

Cancer now top killer of Americans under 85

Add 'iron' to your diet

Study shows Plavix a risk for returning ulcers

Best bets on the Net

Six confirmed dead from bird flu in Vietnam this year

Shirts alert caregivers to allergies
Bread and butter are deadly issues for Jeff Kelly. The Los Angeles artist discovered that his young son Cooper, like millions of Americans, has food allergies, but Mr. Kelly was in a position to help.

Add 'iron' to your diet
Take the stairs, and load up on the fruits and vegetables.

Six confirmed dead from bird flu in Vietnam this year
HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam on Thursday confirmed the sixth human death from bird flu in three weeks and neighboring Thailand recorded its first case among poultry this year as health experts expressed concern about a possible repeat of last year's devastating outbreak.

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.

Best bets on the Net
Need tips for getting rid of clutter? This site claims to offer help organizing your office, home and even your mind, time and soul.

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.

AOL enhances search function
NEW YORK - America Online Inc., seeking to boost traffic to its free Web site and generate more advertising dollars as its paid subscriber base declines, said Thursday it is enhancing its search functions.

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.

Best bets on the Net
Need tips for getting rid of clutter? This site claims to offer help organizing your office, home and even your mind, time and soul.

Six confirmed dead from bird flu in Vietnam this year
HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam on Thursday confirmed the sixth human death from bird flu in three weeks and neighboring Thailand recorded its first case among poultry this year as health experts expressed concern about a possible repeat of last year's devastating outbreak.

Add 'iron' to your diet
Take the stairs, and load up on the fruits and vegetables.

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 road trip will be long one
Shortly after the Augusta Lynx lost to the South Carolina Stingrays on Saturday, coach Stan Drulia was in his office shutting down and packing up his laptop.

Lynx road trip will be long one

Lynx road trip will be long one
Shortly after the Augusta Lynx lost to the South Carolina Stingrays on Saturday, coach Stan Drulia was in his office shutting down and packing up his laptop.

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):

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

Dog saves her owner in attack

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

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.

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

$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.

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

Clubs and organizations

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.

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.

Across the area

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

Across the area
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has become involved in a mother's accusations that a principal assaulted her son in a crowded lunchroom last week.

Gas main accident closes road
Officials closed down a portion of Furys Ferry Road for about an hour this afternoon after a construction crew hit a gas main.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The state Board of Transportation delayed for a second time Thursday a vote that could lead to charging tolls on Georgia Highway 316.

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.

Police arrest 7, seek 15 on accusations of fraud

Taylor crafts Guard fund of $5 million

Corrections

With help from her mom, girl puts poetry to music

Ruling doesn't cut drug decision

Jury indicts man in 2002 homicide

Victims begin to file claims

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

Hit-and-runs plague county

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.

All eyes on the president

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

Town picks up pieces after train wreck

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.

Augustans perform, brave cold in Washington
Augusta native Felicia Burton woke up at 4 a.m. Thursday to beat the notorious traffic of Washington, D.C.

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.

Landfill is given longer life span
A new prognosis has been released for the Baker Place Road Landfill in Columbia County.

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.

Bonds will help pay for airport terminal
Up to $21.5 million of the cost for Augusta Regional Airport's new $40 million terminal will be paid with revenue bonds, aviation commissioners decided Thursday.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The state Board of Transportation delayed for a second time Thursday a vote that could lead to charging tolls on Georgia Highway 316.

Unsolved homicide frustrates parents
ATHENS, Ga. - Family and friends of a slain University of Georgia student gathered at The Arch, the entrance to the university's main campus, to lay flowers and share remembrances of 23-year-old Tara Louise Baker on the fourth anniversary of her slaying.

Correction

Business partner accused of fraud
The business associate of an Augusta restaurateur has been arrested in a local and federal investigation into financial fraud, officials said Thursday.

Meetings

Davidson theater showcases talents
Marquet Lee's movements across the stage reflect the mournful sorrow of Nina Simone's song Ne Me Quitte Pas (Do Not Leave Me).

Caring for indigent is No. 1 topic

Augustans perform, brave cold in Washington

Soldiers are small, but their battles are intense

Things to do

Across the area

Team relies on preparation - and prayer

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

Reunions

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.

More events

$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.

This week

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

For the record

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

All eyes on the president
Teacher John Barney (middle) and his students watch President Bush's inauguration ceremony during his United States history class at Lakeside High School in Martinez.

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.

Search continues in teenager's rape

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

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.

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.

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

Town picks up pieces after train wreck
GRANITEVILLE - Above the buzz of heavy machinery and salvage crews moving debris, Josie Widener was told Thursday what she's longed to hear for two weeks - it was finally safe to go home.

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Sharpe pleads guilty to charges
Former South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Charles Sharpe pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges of extortion and lying to state and federal agents in connection with an undercover investigation of an Aiken County cockfighting club.

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):

911 fee problems still worry county

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

Across South Carolina

Mother says principal attacked 13-year-old

Events

Kid of the Day

Crashes' causes remain mystery

South Carolina plans worry lawmakers

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Unsolved homicide frustrates parents

Restaurant ratings

Gas main accident closes road

Events this week

News you can use

Last wreck evacuees may get to return home today

Across Georgia

African adventure awaiting Davidson freshman

Radio is soundboard for romance

Another Schrenko aide pleads guilty
ATLANTA - The number of people pleading guilty to some aspect of the fraud charges levied against former School Superintendent Linda Schrenko rose again Thursday with the admission of guilt by an Evans man who was her aide.

Pet of the Week

Police arrest 7, seek 15 on accusations of fraud
AIKEN - Seven people have been arrested and accused of defrauding Norfolk Southern Corp. and 15 others are wanted for similar charges, the Aiken County Sheriff's Office reported Thursday.

Perdue aims to put lid on spam e-mails

Public works takes hit during tense meeting
A recommendation from an Augusta Commission subcommittee appointed to address complaints about the city's public works department hit a brick wall Thursday when some commissioners called the effort a witch hunt.

Finally feeling the chill

Victims begin to file claims
GRANITEVILLE - The recovery process has begun, and so has the onslaught of lawsuits against Norfolk Southern Corp.

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.

Bonds will help pay for airport terminal
Up to $21.5 million of the cost for Augusta Regional Airport's new $40 million terminal will be paid with revenue bonds, aviation commissioners decided Thursday.

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

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Bob Jones III said Thursday he will retire as president of the fundamentalist Christian university that bears his name after the school's May graduation ceremonies.

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.

Hit-and-runs plague county
Richmond County has so many hit-and-run vehicle accidents that three corporals with the sheriff's office work full time tracking down the offenders.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

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.

Town picks up pieces after train wreck
GRANITEVILLE - Above the buzz of heavy machinery and salvage crews moving debris, Josie Widener was told Thursday what she's longed to hear for two weeks - it was finally safe to go home.

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.

Unsolved homicide frustrates parents
ATHENS, Ga. - Family and friends of a slain University of Georgia student gathered at The Arch, the entrance to the university's main campus, to lay flowers and share remembrances of 23-year-old Tara Louise Baker on the fourth anniversary of her slaying.

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

Kid of the Day
Jordan Alyssa Williams is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Augustans perform, brave cold in Washington
Augusta native Felicia Burton woke up at 4 a.m. Thursday to beat the notorious traffic of Washington, D.C.

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.

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

Sharpe pleads guilty to charges

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

Across Georgia

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.

All eyes on the president
Teacher John Barney (middle) and his students watch President Bush's inauguration ceremony during his United States history class at Lakeside High School in Martinez.

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Public works takes hit during tense meeting

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

Bonds will help pay for airport terminal

Kid of the Day
Jordan Alyssa Williams is today's Kid of the Day.

Another Schrenko aide pleads guilty

Corrections
An article in Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about 911 cell phone service charges should have said a cell phone subscriber is charged $1.50 for 911 service for an entire month.

News you can use

Ruling doesn't cut drug decision
The federal sentencing guidelines are now advisory instead of mandatory, but on Thursday an Augusta judge found them right on target.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

Corrections
An article in Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about 911 cell phone service charges should have said a cell phone subscriber is charged $1.50 for 911 service for an entire month.

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.

Another Schrenko aide pleads guilty
ATLANTA - The number of people pleading guilty to some aspect of the fraud charges levied against former School Superintendent Linda Schrenko rose again Thursday with the admission of guilt by an Evans man who was her aide.

Hit-and-runs plague county
Richmond County has so many hit-and-run vehicle accidents that three corporals with the sheriff's office work full time tracking down the offenders.

Police arrest 7, seek 15 on accusations of fraud
AIKEN - Seven people have been arrested and accused of defrauding Norfolk Southern Corp. and 15 others are wanted for similar charges, the Aiken County Sheriff's Office reported Thursday.

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

Couple is quiet on jackpot win
The odds of winning were one in 135 million. That one ended up being Jasper Johnson's neighbor just a few houses away in Metasville, Ga.

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.

Victims begin to file claims
GRANITEVILLE - The recovery process has begun, and so has the onslaught of lawsuits against Norfolk Southern Corp.

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.

Sharpe pleads guilty to charges
Former South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Charles Sharpe pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges of extortion and lying to state and federal agents in connection with an undercover investigation of an Aiken County cockfighting club.

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.

Ruling doesn't cut drug decision
The federal sentencing guidelines are now advisory instead of mandatory, but on Thursday an Augusta judge found them right on target.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Bob Jones III said Thursday he will retire as president of the fundamentalist Christian university that bears his name after the school's May graduation ceremonies.

Public works takes hit during tense meeting
A recommendation from an Augusta Commission subcommittee appointed to address complaints about the city's public works department hit a brick wall Thursday when some commissioners called the effort a witch hunt.

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.

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

Across the area
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has become involved in a mother's accusations that a principal assaulted her son in a crowded lunchroom last week.

Chancellor says rise in tuition is expected

$130 million winning ticket causes buzz

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.

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.

Michael Moore nominated for DGA Award for '9/11'
LOS ANGELES - Michael Moore has been nominated by the Directors Guild of America for directorial achievement in documentary filmmaking for "Fahrenheit 9/11," his assault on President Bush's actions regarding the Sept. 11 attacks.

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

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

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

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.

Foxx and 'Ray' potential winners of NAACP Image Awards
LOS ANGELES - "Ray," the film biography of Ray Charles, captured seven nominations for this year's NAACP Image Awards, including a best actor nomination for Golden Globe winner Jamie Foxx.

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.

At the Movies: 'Are We There Yet?'

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

Michael Moore nominated for DGA Award for '9/11'
LOS ANGELES - Michael Moore has been nominated by the Directors Guild of America for directorial achievement in documentary filmmaking for "Fahrenheit 9/11," his assault on President Bush's actions regarding the Sept. 11 attacks.

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

Indie spirit lives on at Sundance despite festival's growth
PARK CITY, Utah - Critics say the Sundance Film Festival has become too big, too commercial, too focused on celebrity sightings and star-driven movies at the expense of spotlighting undiscovered talent.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

New home-video releases

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.

Indie spirit lives on at Sundance despite festival's growth
PARK CITY, Utah - Critics say the Sundance Film Festival has become too big, too commercial, too focused on celebrity sightings and star-driven movies at the expense of spotlighting undiscovered talent.

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.

Indie spirit lives on at Sundance despite festival's growth

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.

At the Movies: 'Assault on Precinct 13'

Michael Moore nominated for DGA Award for '9/11'

Group takes care to preserve music from cowboy era

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

Sonic Spotlight: Karin Gordon

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.

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

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

Alt country's evolution

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Johnson ready to leave 2004 behind

Newsmaker: Dale Jarrett

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.

Dodge turns back the clock

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.

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.

Crashes spell end of tests for some

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.

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.

Shaq helps Heat down Hawks

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.

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.

Quarterbacks know game's importance

Eagles have more experience

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Miss Veronica M. Hinkler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Johnnie L. Drayton, Sr.    (KEYSVILLE Ga.)
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Mr. Billy Ray Gregory Sr.    (WINDSOR, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Marvin Bowen    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Peggy Joyce Hunter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Lane    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Nancy Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nita Hurt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Earnestine Heath-Kenion    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Edwin Abel Fulchi    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mamie Sue Fountain    (MONTICELLO, FL.)
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Infant Myles Fernandes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Billy Ray Gregory Sr.    (WINDSOR, S.C.)
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Mr. Willie Emory, Jr.    (JAMAICA, N. Y.)

Mr. Richard L. Marry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Johnnie L. Drayton, Sr.    (KEYSVILLE Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Lane    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Andy Dominy    (JASPER, Ga.)

Mrs. Nita Hurt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mae Della Yarbrough    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Hadden    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
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Mrs. Hilda Cook    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearl C. Christie    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mrs. Marion Cobb    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel D. Galey    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Ruth Bruce Scott Hadden    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Emory, Jr.    (JAMAICA, N. Y.)
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Ms. Joan Davis Wright    (PETERSBURG, Fla.)

Mr. Andy Dominy    (JASPER, Ga.)
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Mrs. Delma L. Brooks    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Joan Davis Wright    (PETERSBURG, Fla.)
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Mr. Stanley B. Zorn    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Bruce Scott Hadden    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
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Mr. LQ "Bill" Blackwell    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Delma L. Brooks    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Wilmertha Bing    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Desse D. Boston    ( SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. LQ "Bill" Blackwell    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
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Mr. Thomas W. Lanier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. John Wasilewski    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Inglett    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Sue Fountain    (MONTICELLO, FL.)

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

Mr. Willie Henderson    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Miss Lorraine Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mose Washington    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ruth Hadden    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Walter J. Wasilewski    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Dorothy E. Broxton    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Miss McKenlee Taylor Wilson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Annie Brown Walker    (LOS ANGELES, CA.)
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Mr. David Tillman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Evelyn Wright    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
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Mr. Oliver E. Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Robert C. Sutton    (BLYTHE, Ga.)
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Ruby "Granny" Spencer Lane    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Joseph Smith    (COLLEGE PARK, Ga.)
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Mr. Lunie Smalley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Sidney B. Ryan    (RIVERDALE, Ga.)
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Mr. Sidney B. Ryan    (RIVERDALE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lillian Rattner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Billy Rhodes    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Wallace McCullough    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mr. Billy Ray Gregory Sr.    (WINDSOR, S.C.)
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Mrs. Sallie Mae McFerrin    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Wallace L. McCullough, Sr.    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mr. Thomas W. Lanier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Deana Muns    (SARDIS, Ga.)
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Mr. Elmore Johnson, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Richard L. Marry Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. William Inglett    (BLYTHE, Ga.)
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Mr. Thomas W. Lanier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mildred R. Hinson    (AUGSUTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Nancy Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Willie Henderson    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Mr. John David Scott    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)
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Mrs. Mildred R. Hinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles Carter    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Roy Williams, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Barbara Fuszard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Marvin Bowen    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Alene L. Bolton    (DENMARK, S.C.)
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Mr. Desse D. Boston    ( SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Alice "Mae" Moss    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Alene L. Bolton    (DENMARK, S.C.)

Mr. Joe L. Brown    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Stanley B. Zorn    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
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Mr. Edwin Abel Fulchi    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Williams, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert C. Sutton    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard D. Widener    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Miss Lorraine Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Marvin Bowen (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Infant Myles Fernandes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Peggy Nixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Emory, Jr. (JAMAICA, N. Y.)

Mr. William Inglett (BLYTHE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Wallace McCullough (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Williams, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Lorraine Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Stanley B. Zorn (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Earnestine Heath-Kenion (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marion Cobb (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Nita Hurt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. LQ "Bill" Blackwell (WILLISTON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Edwin Abel Fulchi (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Oliver E. Smith (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Delma L. Brooks (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Henderson (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mamie Sue Fountain (MONTICELLO, FL.)

Mr. John Wasilewski (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sidney B. Ryan (RIVERDALE, Ga.)

Mrs. Sallie Mae McFerrin (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joseph Smith (COLLEGE PARK, Ga.)

Miss Barbara Fuszard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Lillian Rattner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Joan Davis Wright (PETERSBURG, Fla.)

Mrs. Addie Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Peggy Joyce Hunter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Nancy Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mae Della Yarbrough (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Alene L. Bolton (DENMARK, S.C.)

Mr. Walter J. Wasilewski (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lunie Smalley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Andy Dominy (JASPER, Ga.)

Mrs. Hilda Cook (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Ruby "Granny" Spencer Lane (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Mose Washington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Leonard D. Widener (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Desse D. Boston ( SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Agassi, Sharapova advance in Australian Open

Arsenal scores perfect season

Overtime

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

Overtime
South Carolina's season opener against Central Florida has been moved up to Thursday, Sept. 1 and will be televised by ESPN.

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.

Overtime
South Carolina's season opener against Central Florida has been moved up to Thursday, Sept. 1 and will be televised by ESPN.

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

Myskina joins Hewitt, Davenport in third round
MELBOURNE, Australia - Lleyton Hewitt rallied to beat James Blake 4-6, 7-6 (8), 6-0, 6-3 to advance to the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday.

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.

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

Lakeside, Greenbrier stars are heating up on offense
They waited until the weather got real cold to catch fire. Two area players turned it up with dynamic Player of the Week performances over their past four games.

Lakeside, Greenbrier stars are heating up on offense
They waited until the weather got real cold to catch fire. Two area players turned it up with dynamic Player of the Week performances over their past four games.

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

Eagles have more experience
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles were supposed to be here. The Atlanta Falcons weren't.

Eagles have more experience
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles were supposed to be here. The Atlanta Falcons weren't.

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

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.

UPN's ratings for black-oriented comedies decline sharply
LOS ANGELES - UPN has seen a sharp ratings drop for its six comedies that appeal largely to blacks, and isn't sure whether that reflects a change in their popularity or how viewers are counted.

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

UPN's ratings for black-oriented comedies decline sharply
LOS ANGELES - UPN has seen a sharp ratings drop for its six comedies that appeal largely to blacks, and isn't sure whether that reflects a change in their popularity or how viewers are counted.

Actor Lamont Bentley killed in auto accident in Los Angeles

Actor Lamont Bentley killed in auto accident in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES - Lamont Bentley, who was a regular in the 1990s sitcom "Moesha" and appeared frequently in television and movies, was killed in a car crash, his manager said Wednesday.

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."

Actor Lamont Bentley killed in auto accident in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES - Lamont Bentley, who was a regular in the 1990s sitcom "Moesha" and appeared frequently in television and movies, was killed in a car crash, his manager said Wednesday.

CBS' 'Raymond'ends its run on May 16

UPN's ratings for black-oriented comedies decline sharply

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.

Comics legend Stan Lee wins partial judgment

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'Home Makeover' host has an appendectomy

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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.

Six Gamecock players charged with theft
COLUMBIA - Six current and former South Carolina football players have been charged with theft after pictures and laptop computers were taken from Williams-Brice Stadium last November.

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Homeless man poses as student for three weeks