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.

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.

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

Clemens puts off retirement for second time
HOUSTON - Roger Clemens put off retirement once again, getting a record $18 million contract from the Houston Astros. And the Rocket didn't rule out pitching beyond 2005.

Clemens puts off retirement for second time
HOUSTON - Roger Clemens put off retirement once again, getting a record $18 million contract from the Houston Astros. And the Rocket didn't rule out pitching beyond 2005.

Clemens puts off retirement for second time

Hockey fan slams NHL lockout in own obit
OTTAWA - An ardent hockey fan who died this week used his obituary to denounce the NHL lockout.

Odds and Ends
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Police want this tale of a stolen Mother Goose costume to end happily ever after.

$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.

Hockey fan slams NHL lockout in own obit
OTTAWA - An ardent hockey fan who died this week used his obituary to denounce the NHL lockout.

Odds and Ends
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Police want this tale of a stolen Mother Goose costume to end happily ever after.

Michael Powell stepping down as head of FCC

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.

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.

Increase in sales is linked to rates

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.

Delta sets annual airline record

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.

Counties see construction gains in different categories

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.

Discount program is taking off
Membership in a chamber of commerce has often meant networking opportunities, but these days it can mean saving money, too.

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.

Georgia prepares for Super Bowl fans
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Every fall, the island north of Jacksonville, Fla., is overrun with fans clad in red and black, filling cash register tills for the annual Georgia-Florida game.

'Father of PlayStation' says Sony correcting its mistakes

Crude futures jump above $48 a barrel
VIENNA, Austria - Oil futures jumped above $48 per barrel on Friday as OPEC forecast increased demand for its crude in the first half of the year.

Discount program is taking off

Michael Powell stepping down as head of FCC
WASHINGTON - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael K. Powell, who opposed tight regulation of telecommunications but backed unprecedented fines against broadcast indecency, announced Friday he is resigning.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

Michael Powell stepping down as head of FCC
WASHINGTON - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael K. Powell, who opposed tight regulation of telecommunications but backed unprecedented fines against broadcast indecency, announced Friday he is resigning.

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.

Crude futures jump above $48 a barrel

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.

Rivals Miller, Anheuser-Busch getting frothy with TV spots

Report: Federated in talks to buy May Dept. Stores

Leading economic indicators rose in December

Discount program is taking off
Membership in a chamber of commerce has often meant networking opportunities, but these days it can mean saving money, too.

Crude futures jump above $48 a barrel
VIENNA, Austria - Oil futures jumped above $48 per barrel on Friday as OPEC forecast increased demand for its crude in the first half of the year.

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.

Paine junior starting to roar

Magnet schools are best
The 40-member task force formed last October to recommend what type of high school Columbia County should build to accommodate its rapidly growing student population held its first meeting this week.

We're not the enemy

'The calling of our time'

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

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.

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.

'The calling of our time'
It's been a long time since a U.S. president stressed freedom as much as George W. Bush did in his inauguration speech kicking off his second term Thursday. The word crossed his lips 27 times - but not once in the context of Iraq or Afghanistan.

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
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.

'The calling of our time'
It's been a long time since a U.S. president stressed freedom as much as George W. Bush did in his inauguration speech kicking off his second term Thursday. The word crossed his lips 27 times - but not once in the context of Iraq or Afghanistan.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Green Day, Alicia Keys, Tim McGraw and U2 will perform at the 47th annual Grammy Awards next month.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Green Day, Alicia Keys, Tim McGraw and U2 will perform at the 47th annual Grammy Awards next month.

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."

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.

Celebrity birthdays for the week
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 23-29:

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."

Celebrity birthdays for the week
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 23-29:

'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.

The Top Five list
The top five entertainment list.

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
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

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
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

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

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.

Membership is growing in the '225 Club'

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.

Cutter makes elusive final
Will Arthur's luck in the Augusta Futurity finally changed on Friday.

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

Cutter makes elusive final
Will Arthur's luck in the Augusta Futurity finally changed on Friday.

Futurity restaurant guide

2004 Futurity champions

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.

Morris opens show with win

Horseman gets a weekend date

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.

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

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.

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 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.

Cutter makes elusive final

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

Better riders and bulls in the chute

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

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

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!"

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

Clean yard can help avoid spring trouble

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

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.

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.

Thai golf tourney shifted to help tourism rebound

Watson leads at Champions Tour opener
KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii -Tom Watson changed his putting stroke four days ago and it took him back 15 years.

Watson leads at Champions Tour opener
KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii -Tom Watson changed his putting stroke four days ago and it took him back 15 years.

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.

Watson leads at Champions Tour opener

Football's best cap season with banquet

Lady Eagles rally past rivals

Lakeside, Greenbrier stars are heating up on offense

Free throws lift visitors over Lions

Prep basketball scores

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.

Grovetown man charged with Tuesday's rape of 14-year-old student who was waiting for bus
The Grovetown Department of Public Safety arrested a 25-year-old man Saturday in connection with the recent rape of a 14-year-old girl.

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.

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

This is a republic, not a democracy

Why 'Chronicle' ran those lawyer ads

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.

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.

Honoring Michael Moore is a mistake
Truth can be defined as that which corresponds to reality, regardless of human perception. "We hold these truths to be self-evident..." Not, "these opinions," or "these perceptions," and certainly not, "these lies." unless you're Michael Moore. Mike Fulford, Evans

Rejecting this opinion was easy

Why 'Chronicle' ran those lawyer ads
Regarding Augusta Mayor Bob Young's letter to the editor of Jan. 16 suggesting that The Chronicle failed to "take the high road" by its acceptance of the advertising of the egregious and opportunistic trial lawyers concerning the Graniteville accident: Terry Bedell, Appling

Honoring Michael Moore is a mistake

Bush finds refuge of the scoundrel
This is in regard to the letter "Rights include the right to emigrate" of Jan. 12. That was the second or third response to "President's war agenda is evil" that you published earlier this year, and has a strangely familiar ring to it, from a historical perspective. Stephen Barrow, Aiken, S.C.

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

Honoring Michael Moore is a mistake
Truth can be defined as that which corresponds to reality, regardless of human perception. "We hold these truths to be self-evident..." Not, "these opinions," or "these perceptions," and certainly not, "these lies." unless you're Michael Moore.Mike Fulford, Evans

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

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.

Bottom-feeders shouldn't be allowed ads

Bottom-feeders shouldn't be allowed ads
I was appalled to see an ad from personal injury attorneys soliciting business from victims of the Graniteville train wreck. It was on the same online page as the listing of stories about the wreck.Tonya Swearingen Smith, Topeka, Kan.

Our leaders need a refresher course in handling money

Why 'Chronicle' ran those lawyer ads
Regarding Augusta Mayor Bob Young's letter to the editor of Jan. 16 suggesting that The Chronicle failed to "take the high road" by its acceptance of the advertising of the egregious and opportunistic trial lawyers concerning the Graniteville accident:Terry Bedell, Appling

Bottom-feeders shouldn't be allowed ads
I was appalled to see an ad from personal injury attorneys soliciting business from victims of the Graniteville train wreck. It was on the same online page as the listing of stories about the wreck. Tonya Swearingen Smith, Topeka, Kan.

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
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.

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

Add 'iron' to your diet

Six confirmed dead from bird flu in Vietnam this year

Best bets on the Net

Style Briefs

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.

Style Briefs
NEW YORK - Elegance is defined by refinement, poise, good manners and grace, not glamour, according to a poll of affluent Americans conducted for watchmaker Longines.

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

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.

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

Style Briefs
NEW YORK - Elegance is defined by refinement, poise, good manners and grace, not glamour, according to a poll of affluent Americans conducted for watchmaker Longines.

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.

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.

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.

Lynx road trip will be long one

Wolves get best of Lynx
BILOXI, Miss. -- Lucas Drake's shorthanded goal in the first minute of the third period was the game-winner as the Mississippi Sea Wolves outlasted the Augusta Lynx 3-1 at Mississippi Coast Coliseum on Friday night.

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
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.

A rough road to glory
For eight bone-jarring seconds that can lead to either a dirt sandwich or money and rodeo glory, bull rider C.L. Turner has burned out a pickup truck, traveled more than 100,000 miles and put up his own money to follow his rodeo dream.

Rants and Raves
We use Saturday's Rants & Raves to address comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle.

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.

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

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.

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.

Across the area
A principal accused of assaulting a pupil at Glenn Hills Middle School last week will have to defend his actions to a judge after sheriff's officials decided to seek a pre-arrest hearing Friday.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Parties settle in bank suit
A potential multimillion-dollar lawsuit between two local businessmen and an Atlanta-area bank was settled Friday.

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.

Senators seek emergency response plan
Augusta's two state senators and officials from two railroad companies said Friday they're going to try to get leaders together to make plans in case another hazardous chemical release puts residents in danger.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Grovetown man charged with Tuesday's rape of 14-year-old student who was waiting for bus

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.

Program to change look of on-post housing

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

Fish returns to native waters
Offspring from some of the Savannah River's most elusive fish are being used to re-establish the species in its ancestral waters in central South Carolina.

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.

Shortage of funding may end program
AIKEN - Eleven-year-old Candy McKinney didn't mind standing outside in freezing weather Wednesday afternoon because she got to experience something she never had - petting a horse for the first time.

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.

Lawyers say dentist will not return to Augusta
LAWRENCEVILLE - Dr. Barton Corbin, who is charged with murder in the deaths of his wife and former Augusta girlfriend, will remain in Gwinnett County as his case moves forward, his attorneys said Friday.

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.

Kid of the Day
Jasmine Garvin is today's Kid of the Day.

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

Rants and Raves
We use Saturday's Rants & Raves to address comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Shortage of funding may end program
AIKEN - Eleven-year-old Candy McKinney didn't mind standing outside in freezing weather Wednesday afternoon because she got to experience something she never had - petting a horse for the first time.

News you can use

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.

Public works takes hit during tense meeting

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.

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

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.

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.

Pupil is accused of threats

Railroad asks residents to sign settlement

Shortage of funding may end program

News you can use

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.

Attorney's fees called excessive

Lawyers say dentist will not return to Augusta

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.

Parties settle in bank suit

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Across the area
A principal accused of assaulting a pupil at Glenn Hills Middle School last week will have to defend his actions to a judge after sheriff's officials decided to seek a pre-arrest hearing Friday.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Pupil is accused of threats
Police say a 13-year-old Evans Middle School pupil was arrested Friday on a charge that he verbally threatened to shoot several classmates.

Bonds will help pay for airport terminal

Attorney's fees called excessive
Augusta Commission committee meetings began Friday with an examination of the airport's proposed revenue bonds, moved on to City Attorney Stephen Shepard's contract and ended with dissection of the utility department's $160 million water and sewer revenue bonds.

Across South Carolina

Georgia may try to clear the air
ATLANTA - A statewide smoking ban is wafting through the halls of the Capitol again, and supporters believe they'll have a better shot at passing the measure this year.

Kid of the Day

Across the region
ATLANTA - The 11-year-old boy believed to have been taken from Florida by a convicted child molester has been recovered in northwest Georgia.

Ruling doesn't cut drug decision

Smokers dispute loss of rights
The smoky splendor of a sun-splashed Friday afternoon at Marcella's Fine Cigars and Tobaccos was broken by a rude reminder that this Washington Road shop is an endangered haven for those who light up.

Attorney's fees called excessive
Augusta Commission committee meetings began Friday with an examination of the airport's proposed revenue bonds, moved on to City Attorney Stephen Shepard's contract and ended with dissection of the utility department's $160 million water and sewer revenue bonds.

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Parties settle in bank suit
A potential multimillion-dollar lawsuit between two local businessmen and an Atlanta-area bank was settled Friday.

Grovetown man charged with Tuesday's rape of 14-year-old student who was waiting for bus
The Grovetown Department of Public Safety arrested a 25-year-old man Saturday in connection with the recent rape of a 14-year-old girl.

Lawyers say dentist will not return to Augusta
LAWRENCEVILLE - Dr. Barton Corbin, who is charged with murder in the deaths of his wife and former Augusta girlfriend, will remain in Gwinnett County as his case moves forward, his attorneys said Friday.

Program to change look of on-post housing
When Elizabeth McLaurin first moved to the Gordon Terrace housing area at Fort Gordon in 2002, she was told of its less-than-congenial nickname.

Railroad asks residents to sign settlement
GRANITEVILLE - The Norfolk Southern railroad company reimbursed Willie Wright without any hassle the first two times he applied for compensation while displaced from his home.

Pupil is accused of threats
Police say a 13-year-old Evans Middle School pupil was arrested Friday on a charge that he verbally threatened to shoot several classmates.

Georgia may try to clear the air
ATLANTA - A statewide smoking ban is wafting through the halls of the Capitol again, and supporters believe they'll have a better shot at passing the measure this year.

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.

GOP shortens budget hearings
ATLANTA - With a two-day marathon of budget hearings topping the marquee, Georgia lawmakers avoided doing much heavy lifting at the Capitol last week.

County may be out of range
It looks as though Columbia County might no longer be in range for a world-class Olympic shooting complex that would have been built at Baker Place Road Landfill.

Another Schrenko aide pleads guilty

Couple claims lottery jackpot
ATLANTA - Margaret Jones isn't looking for any new friends now that she and her husband, James, are suddenly millionaires.

Police arrest 7, seek 15 on accusations of fraud

Across the region
ATLANTA - The 11-year-old boy believed to have been taken from Florida by a convicted child molester has been recovered in northwest Georgia.

Across Georgia

Smokers dispute loss of rights
The smoky splendor of a sun-splashed Friday afternoon at Marcella's Fine Cigars and Tobaccos was broken by a rude reminder that this Washington Road shop is an endangered haven for those who light up.

Corrections

Kid of the Day
Jasmine Garvin is today's Kid of the Day.

Victims begin to file claims

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Sharpe pleads guilty to charges

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.

Across the area

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

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.

Gas main accident closes road

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.

Rants and Raves
We use Saturday's Rants & Raves to address comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle.

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).

All eyes on the president

Augustans perform, brave cold in Washington

Town picks up pieces after train wreck

Across the area

Program to change look of on-post housing
When Elizabeth McLaurin first moved to the Gordon Terrace housing area at Fort Gordon in 2002, she was told of its less-than-congenial nickname.

Senators seek emergency response plan

Disorder caused eagle deaths
Two bald eagles recovered in Lincoln County were confirmed last week to have been killed by a neurological disorder responsible for dozens of eagle deaths along Thurmond Lake since 1995.

Across the region

Senators seek emergency response plan
Augusta's two state senators and officials from two railroad companies said Friday they're going to try to get leaders together to make plans in case another hazardous chemical release puts residents in danger.

Couple claims lottery jackpot

County may be out of range
It looks as though Columbia County might no longer be in range for a world-class Olympic shooting complex that would have been built at Baker Place Road Landfill.

Kid of the Day

Couple claims lottery jackpot
ATLANTA - Margaret Jones isn't looking for any new friends now that she and her husband, James, are suddenly millionaires.

Georgia may try to clear the air

Railroad asks residents to sign settlement
GRANITEVILLE - The Norfolk Southern railroad company reimbursed Willie Wright without any hassle the first two times he applied for compensation while displaced from his home.

Smokers dispute loss of rights

GOP shortens budget hearings
ATLANTA - With a two-day marathon of budget hearings topping the marquee, Georgia lawmakers avoided doing much heavy lifting at the Capitol last week.

GOP shortens budget hearings

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.

County may be out of range

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Hit-and-runs plague county

It's the ride for their lives
These men ain't right. Their brains are apparently missing that governor that let's us understand the value of life and limb.

The Louvre agrees to shooting of 'Code'
PARIS - Scenes for the film adaptation of the best-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code" can, in principle, be shot in the Louvre, but details must still be worked out, the director of the famed museum said Friday.

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

Vader, Kong and Wonka to star in 2005 films

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.

Vader, Kong and Wonka to star in 2005 films
LOS ANGELES - Steven Spielberg's tossing Tom Cruise to the Martians. Peter Jackson's handing Naomi Watts over to a 900-pound-plus gorilla. Tim Burton's turning Johnny Depp loose in Willy Wonka's candyland.

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.

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.

Vader, Kong and Wonka to star in 2005 films
LOS ANGELES - Steven Spielberg's tossing Tom Cruise to the Martians. Peter Jackson's handing Naomi Watts over to a 900-pound-plus gorilla. Tim Burton's turning Johnny Depp loose in Willy Wonka's candyland.

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.

Indie spirit lives on at Sundance despite festival's growth

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.

The Game aims to revive gangsta rap

Rimes returns to Nashville and roots - sort of
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A hit country song and a move to Nashville. Could it be that LeAnn Rimes is finished with her foray into pop and rock and ready to return to her country roots?

Rimes returns to Nashville and roots - sort of
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A hit country song and a move to Nashville. Could it be that LeAnn Rimes is finished with her foray into pop and rock and ready to return to her country roots?

Rimes returns to Nashville and roots - sort of

The Game aims to revive gangsta rap
LOS ANGELES - Myth-making can be as important as musicianship in the gangster rap world.

The Game aims to revive gangsta rap
LOS ANGELES - Myth-making can be as important as musicianship in the gangster rap world.

Bulls trample Hawks
CHICAGO - Kirk Hinrich had 23 points, nine assists and seven rebounds, and Antonio Davis added a season-high 17 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 95-85 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.

Bulls trample Hawks
CHICAGO - Kirk Hinrich had 23 points, nine assists and seven rebounds, and Antonio Davis added a season-high 17 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 95-85 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.

Bulls trample Hawks

Paine junior starting to roar
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

SEC rules in favor of LSU on disputed goal
LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas is still the loser of Wednesday night's game at LSU.

Paine junior starting to roar
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

Frigid football is on tap

Eagles have more experience

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

Mrs. Marti Payne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Georgia Boyd (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Ms. Joan Davis Wright (PETERSBURG, Fla.)

Miss McKenlee Taylor Wilson (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Louis L. Murray (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin Bowen (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Wilmertha Bing (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Miss Barbara Fuszard, Ph.D.

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

Mrs. Essie McLendon (TIGNAL, Ga.)

Mr. Wallace L. McCullough, Sr. (HARLEM, Ga.)

Ms. Nancy Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Andy Dominy (JASPER, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Leverett, Jr. (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)

Mr. Mose Washington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Lehman W. Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mae Della Yarbrough (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Nancy Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Lunie Smalley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Peggy Joyce Hunter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Melvina Gray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hilda Cook (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Miss Veronica M. Hinkler (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

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Overtime

Overtime

Agassi advances into the fourth round

Henman out in Australian Open

Overtime
Call Southern California's American League team the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Henman out in Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia - Tim Henman smashed a ball into the stands in anger in the fourth game of the third set Saturday, his cleanest hit in a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 third-round loss to Nicolay Davydenko at the Australian Open.

Agassi advances into the fourth round
MELBOURNE, Australia - Four-time champion Andre Agassi used lobs and stinging passes to hold off Taylor Dent 7-5, 7-6 (3), 6-1 Friday, reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open and moving closer to a showdown with Roger Federer.

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

Overtime
Call Southern California's American League team the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

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

Henman out in Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia - Tim Henman smashed a ball into the stands in anger in the fourth game of the third set Saturday, his cleanest hit in a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 third-round loss to Nicolay Davydenko at the Australian Open.

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 advances into the fourth round
MELBOURNE, Australia - Four-time champion Andre Agassi used lobs and stinging passes to hold off Taylor Dent 7-5, 7-6 (3), 6-1 Friday, reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open and moving closer to a showdown with Roger Federer.

Lady Eagles rally past rivals
The bulge of two dozen or so fans clamoring, some angrily, to get inside Lucy C. Laney High School's gym must have had some prophetic premonition of the events that were to unfold Friday evening.

Prep basketball scores
Here are Friday's high school basketball scores:

Knights shine over Panthers
It has been the story of two different seasons for Evans and Lakeside. The Knights have looked like a playoff team for much of the season, going 11-3 since Nov. 30.

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.

Prep basketball scores
Here are Friday's high school basketball scores:

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.

Free throws lift visitors over Lions
The heroine of the night shook her head, put her hand to her forehand and exhaled. Cardinal Newman junior guard Colby Kucharski didn't want to talk about her free-throw shooting.

Lady Eagles rally past rivals
The bulge of two dozen or so fans clamoring, some angrily, to get inside Lucy C. Laney High School's gym must have had some prophetic premonition of the events that were to unfold Friday evening.

Free throws lift visitors over Lions
The heroine of the night shook her head, put her hand to her forehand and exhaled. Cardinal Newman junior guard Colby Kucharski didn't want to talk about her free-throw shooting.

Frigid football is on tap
They'll be throwing snowballs instead of footballs this weekend in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, but a major winter storm projected to dump as much as a foot of snow on both cities should pass in time for Sunday's two NFL conference championship games.

Frigid football is on tap
They'll be throwing snowballs instead of footballs this weekend in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, but a major winter storm projected to dump as much as a foot of snow on both cities should pass in time for Sunday's two NFL conference championship games.

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.

Faith Digets
PRAYER VIGILS ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF ROE V. WADE, THE 1973 U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION that legalized abortion, will be at 1:30 and 7 p.m. today at Planned Parenthood, 1289 Broad St.

Tsunami revives question: 'Where was God?'
Why? The age-old question was posed in starkest form by the Indian Ocean tsunami. Believers from all faiths united on their duty to help victims but wondered, where was God in this unimaginable suffering?

Episcopalians react to bishops' statement on gay dispute
PITTSBURGH - The leader of a network of Episcopal Church conservatives said the statement from the denomination's bishops, expressing "sincere regret" for the pain caused by the consecration of an openly gay bishop, falls short of what's needed.

Spa gives spiritual tools to lose weight
Deirdre Moore has succeeded where few 406-pound women have before her - she found a diet that works.

Spa gives spiritual tools to lose weight
Deirdre Moore has succeeded where few 406-pound women have before her - she found a diet that works.

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

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

Tsunami revives question: 'Where was God?'
Why? The age-old question was posed in starkest form by the Indian Ocean tsunami. Believers from all faiths united on their duty to help victims but wondered, where was God in this unimaginable suffering?

Pastors' wives get their day
DALLAS - The list of names reads like a who's who in evangelical Christianity: Osteen, Jakes, LaHaye.

Spiritual leader Chopra tackles world peace
NEW YORK - It's an incongruous image: Deepak Chopra, leader of a spiritual movement that has introduced millions of Americans to the benefits of positive thinking, waving a cell phone in the air as he lists its capacities for destruction.

Spiritual leader Chopra tackles world peace
NEW YORK - It's an incongruous image: Deepak Chopra, leader of a spiritual movement that has introduced millions of Americans to the benefits of positive thinking, waving a cell phone in the air as he lists its capacities for destruction.

Pastors' wives get their day
DALLAS - The list of names reads like a who's who in evangelical Christianity: Osteen, Jakes, LaHaye.

Teen's devotion to God to result in affirmation
As Eryn Eubanks, of the Family Fold, gained skills singing and playing, she also has grown more at ease pausing her hands on her instrument and sharing her faith at secular or sacred venues.

Episcopalians react to bishops' statement on gay dispute
PITTSBURGH - The leader of a network of Episcopal Church conservatives said the statement from the denomination's bishops, expressing "sincere regret" for the pain caused by the consecration of an openly gay bishop, falls short of what's needed.

Faith Digets
PRAYER VIGILS ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF ROE V. WADE, THE 1973 U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION that legalized abortion, will be at 1:30 and 7 p.m. today at Planned Parenthood, 1289 Broad St.

Teen's devotion to God to result in affirmation
As Eryn Eubanks, of the Family Fold, gained skills singing and playing, she also has grown more at ease pausing her hands on her instrument and sharing her faith at secular or sacred venues.

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.

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.

Shooting for the right formula on 'Numb3rs'

NBC sticking with 'Joey' despite slide in ratings
LOS ANGELES - NBC is sticking with "Joey" - and several other new series - despite modest ratings.

UPN's ratings for black-oriented comedies decline sharply

NBC sticking with 'Joey' despite slide in ratings
LOS ANGELES - NBC is sticking with "Joey" - and several other new series - despite modest ratings.

NBC sticking with 'Joey' despite slide in ratings

Shooting for the right formula on 'Numb3rs'
LOS ANGELES - "Numb3rs" adds the logic of mathematics to the action of a crime drama, then factors family into the formula for good measure.

Bobby Flay returns to TV as an 'Iron Chef'
NEW YORK - Bobby Flay's real nemesis in the debut episode of "Iron Chef America" wasn't challenger Rick Bayless, it was the secret ingredient that rose up from a mysterious smoking dish.

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
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.

Shooting for the right formula on 'Numb3rs'
LOS ANGELES - "Numb3rs" adds the logic of mathematics to the action of a crime drama, then factors family into the formula for good measure.

Actor Lamont Bentley killed in auto accident in Los Angeles

Bobby Flay returns to TV as an 'Iron Chef'
NEW YORK - Bobby Flay's real nemesis in the debut episode of "Iron Chef America" wasn't challenger Rick Bayless, it was the secret ingredient that rose up from a mysterious smoking dish.

Bobby Flay returns to TV as an 'Iron Chef'

Conflicts of others can be very entertaining

People in the News

Celebrity birthdays for the week

People in the News

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.

Odds and Ends

Hockey fan slams NHL lockout in own obit

Tsunami revives question: 'Where was God?'

Faith Digets

Faith calendar

Teen's devotion to God to result in affirmation

Spiritual leader Chopra tackles world peace

Spa gives spiritual tools to lose weight

Pastors' wives get their day

Episcopalians react to bishops' statement on gay dispute

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