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

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.

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

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.

$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.

Crude futures jump above $48 a barrel

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.

Counties see construction gains in different categories

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

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.

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.

Rivals Miller, Anheuser-Busch getting frothy with TV spots

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.

Leading economic indicators rose in December

Michael Powell stepping down as head of FCC

'Father of PlayStation' says Sony correcting its mistakes

Discount program is taking off

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

Report: Federated in talks to buy May Dept. Stores

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.

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.

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

Spoilsports at work

'The calling of our time'

'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.

We're not the enemy

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.

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
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.

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.

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

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.

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."

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

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.

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."

The Top Five list
The top five entertainment list.

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?

Fishing tournaments

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.

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
Will Arthur's luck in the Augusta Futurity finally changed on Friday.

Membership is growing in the '225 Club'

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

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

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

Horseman gets a weekend date

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.

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.

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.

Cutter makes elusive final

Better riders and bulls in the chute

Banuelos does father proud

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!"

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.

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

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

Futurity restaurant guide

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.

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.

2004 Futurity champions

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

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.

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
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

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

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.

Football's best cap season with banquet

Lakeside, Greenbrier stars are heating up on offense

Prep basketball scores

Free throws lift visitors over Lions

Lady Eagles rally past rivals

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.

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

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

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

Bottom-feeders shouldn't be allowed 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.

This is a republic, not a democracy

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Rejecting this opinion was easy

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

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

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.

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Six confirmed dead from bird flu in Vietnam this year

Add 'iron' to your diet

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.

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Take the stairs, and load up on the fruits and vegetables.

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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.

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

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.

Town picks up pieces after train wreck

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.

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.

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.

Across the region

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.

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

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.

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.

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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.

Unsolved homicide frustrates parents

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Pupil is accused of threats

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.

Across the area

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

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.

All eyes on the president

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Smokers dispute loss of rights

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

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

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.

Senators seek emergency response plan

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.

Augustans perform, brave cold in Washington

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.

Hit-and-runs plague county

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.

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Gas main accident closes road

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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.

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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.

Public works takes hit during tense meeting

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

Another Schrenko aide pleads guilty

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.

Bonds will help pay for airport terminal

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Couple claims lottery jackpot

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).

Parties settle in bank suit

Lawyers say dentist will not return to Augusta

Kid of the Day

Attorney's fees called excessive

Railroad asks residents to sign settlement

County may be out of range

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

Georgia may try to clear the air

Shortage of funding may end program

Victims begin to file claims

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.

Sharpe pleads guilty to charges

GOP shortens budget hearings

Police arrest 7, seek 15 on accusations of fraud

Program to change look of on-post housing

Across Georgia

Ruling doesn't cut drug decision

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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?

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

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.

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:

Eagles have more experience

Frigid football is on tap

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Mr. Lunie Smalley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Oliver E. Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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Ms. Nancy Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Andy Dominy (JASPER, Ga.)

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

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

Miss Barbara Fuszard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Hilda Cook (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mrs. Essie McLendon (TIGNAL, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Marvin Bowen (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. David Alan Markham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lunie Smalley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Infant Myles Fernandes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mose Washington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Mae Della Yarbrough (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Lorraine Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Nicole Ashmore (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Peggy Joyce Hunter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Melvina Gray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Joan Davis Wright (PETERSBURG, Fla.)

Miss Barbara Fuszard, Ph.D.

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

Mr. Moses Washington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marion Cobb (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Heyward A. Burr (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Ira Dell Corley, Sr. (ANDERSON, S.C.)

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

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

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

Agassi advances into the fourth round

Overtime

Henman out in Australian Open

Overtime

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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'

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.

Actor Lamont Bentley killed in auto accident in Los Angeles

Shooting for the right formula on 'Numb3rs'

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Celebrity birthdays for the week

Conflicts of others can be very entertaining

People in the News

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

Spiritual leader Chopra tackles world peace

Faith calendar

Episcopalians react to bishops' statement on gay dispute

Teen's devotion to God to result in affirmation

Spa gives spiritual tools to lose weight

Tsunami revives question: 'Where was God?'

Faith Digets

Pastors' wives get their day