Myths and myth-busters from 'the Sleep Lady'
While sleep is a natural biological function, Kim West, a mother and a social worker, makes the argument in her book "Good Night, Sleep Tight: The Sleep Lady's Gentle Guide To Helping Your Child Go To Sleep, Stay Asleep, and Wake Up Happy" (CDS) that people need to be taught sleep habits.

Authors of new thrillers have 'lived' thrillers, too
Among new thrillers are those that feature an assistant district attorney, a mobster and an undercover FBI agent, and the head of Britain's Security Service - not as characters, but as their authors.

Author considers what the mind can do in an instant
Who can recount the series of logical steps they followed in choosing whom to marry, accepting a particular job offer, picking a college or deciding which house to buy?

'Subs Down Under' raises episode in U.S. naval history

'Subs Down Under' raises episode in U.S. naval history
In "U.S. Subs Down Under," authors David Jones and Peter Nunan, Australian historians with maritime backgrounds, rescue from obscurity the chapter of World War II history involving the presence of American submarines in the port of Brisbane, Australia.

Author considers what the mind can do in an instant

Modern treasure hunt is sandwiched in pages of fairy tale
NEW YORK - There's an unclaimed $1 million out there - somewhere. The jackpot is actually 12 jewels hidden in very public places around the United States. Think diamonds, think rubies, think the rarest, most perfect Kashmir sapphire.

Authors of new thrillers have 'lived' thrillers, too

Modern treasure hunt is sandwiched in pages of fairy tale
NEW YORK - There's an unclaimed $1 million out there - somewhere. The jackpot is actually 12 jewels hidden in very public places around the United States. Think diamonds, think rubies, think the rarest, most perfect Kashmir sapphire.

Modern treasure hunt is sandwiched in pages of fairy tale

Environment is weapon in Crichton's new thriller
The opening chapters of Michael Crichton's new techno-thriller, "State of Fear," hold the reader's undivided attention.

Myths and myth-busters from 'the Sleep Lady'
While sleep is a natural biological function, Kim West, a mother and a social worker, makes the argument in her book "Good Night, Sleep Tight: The Sleep Lady's Gentle Guide To Helping Your Child Go To Sleep, Stay Asleep, and Wake Up Happy" (CDS) that people need to be taught sleep habits.

Author considers what the mind can do in an instant
Who can recount the series of logical steps they followed in choosing whom to marry, accepting a particular job offer, picking a college or deciding which house to buy?

'Subs Down Under' raises episode in U.S. naval history
In "U.S. Subs Down Under," authors David Jones and Peter Nunan, Australian historians with maritime backgrounds, rescue from obscurity the chapter of World War II history involving the presence of American submarines in the port of Brisbane, Australia.

Authors of new thrillers have 'lived' thrillers, too
Among new thrillers are those that feature an assistant district attorney, a mobster and an undercover FBI agent, and the head of Britain's Security Service - not as characters, but as their authors.

Myths and myth-busters from 'the Sleep Lady'

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

Usually, the right word is one you make up yourself

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.

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

'Passion' banned from college because of R rating
FORT PIERCE, Fla. - A community college is drawing criticism for banning a Christian student organization from showing the film "The Passion of the Christ."

'Passion' banned from college because of R rating
FORT PIERCE, Fla. - A community college is drawing criticism for banning a Christian student organization from showing the film "The Passion of the Christ."

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.

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.

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Jan. 6-13. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

On the move
Suzanne D. Grant has joined Advanced Mortgage & Investment Corp. as a loan originating specialist and will be responsible for prime and nonprime credit files. The former SouthTrust mortgage employee will be based at the company's main office on Washington Road.

Discount program is taking off

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.

Michael Powell stepping down as head of FCC

Area men get education in business
When Jack Mason went out for Mexican, he had no idea he'd leave with an idea that would change his life.

Business calendar
Wednesday: Preparing Successful Bids/Proposals; free, three-hour seminar by Georgia Institute of Technology's Tech Procurement Assistance Center; topics include preparing to bid on federal government projects and a price/cost proposal; 9 a.m. to noon; 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; for more information call Lloyd Watts at 729-2076 or e-mail lloyd.watts@edi.gatech.edu.

Krispy Kreme hopes to turn hot again
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Roy Blount Jr. knew something was wrong at his beloved Krispy Kreme - long before the stock price began to plummet and the scent of corporate scandal filled the air.

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.

Go to manufacturers, designers with ideas
If you get a good idea for an invention, by all means scribble some plans on a napkin. Remember, though, that napkins were meant for wiping your face, not for making blueprints for precision manufacturing.

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

Property transfers

Business calendar
Wednesday: Preparing Successful Bids/Proposals; free, three-hour seminar by Georgia Institute of Technology's Tech Procurement Assistance Center; topics include preparing to bid on federal government projects and a price/cost proposal; 9 a.m. to noon; 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; for more information call Lloyd Watts at 729-2076 or e-mail lloyd.watts@edi.gatech.edu.

Business calendar

On the move
Suzanne D. Grant has joined Advanced Mortgage & Investment Corp. as a loan originating specialist and will be responsible for prime and nonprime credit files. The former SouthTrust mortgage employee will be based at the company's main office on Washington Road.

Krispy Kreme hopes to turn hot again

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.

Area men get education in business

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.

On the move

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.

Krispy Kreme hopes to turn hot again
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Roy Blount Jr. knew something was wrong at his beloved Krispy Kreme - long before the stock price began to plummet and the scent of corporate scandal filled the air.

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Jan. 6-13. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Area men get education in business
When Jack Mason went out for Mexican, he had no idea he'd leave with an idea that would change his life.

Augusta Commission goes on the attack

Augusta Commission goes on the attack
The operative words in city government last week were "witch hunt."

Augusta Commission goes on the attack
The operative words in city government last week were "witch hunt."

Jaguars beat No. 9 Owls

Southern conference roundup

Augusta women visit twilight zone

Paine junior starting to roar

Blue Devils extinguish Seminoles

Close game turns right way for Lady Pacers

Unfinished business

U.S. not 'occupiers'
Sadly, it looks like today's anti-war crowd is slipping into the same kind of hate-America fanaticism that led to U.S. armed service people being spat on, hassled, and called mass murderers of women and children after they returned home from the Vietnam war 40 years ago.

Committed to liberty

Unfinished business
Now that the Augusta Commission has nailed down the contract with Fred Russell to be the city's permanent administrator, it should be fired up to move aggressively on this year's problems.

U.S. not 'occupiers'
Sadly, it looks like today's anti-war crowd is slipping into the same kind of hate-America fanaticism that led to U.S. armed service people being spat on, hassled, and called mass murderers of women and children after they returned home from the Vietnam war 40 years ago.

'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.

U.S. not 'occupiers'

'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.

Committed to liberty
"Liberty will come to those who love it. Today America speaks anew to the people of the world. All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know the United States will not ignore your oppression or excuse your oppressors. When you stand for your liberty, we will stand with you,"

'The calling of our time'

Unfinished business
Now that the Augusta Commission has nailed down the contract with Fred Russell to be the city's permanent administrator, it should be fired up to move aggressively on this year's problems.<

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.

Committed to liberty
"Liberty will come to those who love it. Today America speaks anew to the people of the world. All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know the United States will not ignore your oppression or excuse your oppressors. When you stand for your liberty, we will stand with you,"

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

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

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

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

Blewitt is repeat winner
Blame Matthew Blewitt for taking all the excitement away. Blame the 16-year-old cutting for riding too good a horse

Blewitt is repeat winner
Blame Matthew Blewitt for taking all the excitement away. Blame the 16-year-old cutting for riding too good a horse

Virginia cutter caps first trip with title
Tammy Coyne lacked confidence in her cutting ability. No way she was coming to the Augusta Futurity.

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

Blewitt is repeat winner

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

Cutter makes elusive final

Scare survived by champs
Clint Allen spun around Aristo Katz and ran her back and forth, kicking up red clay as the two prepared for their first run together in Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center since their masterpiece a year ago.

Hokies steal a win
ATLANTA - Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg said all the right things following Saturday's 70-69 upset of Georgia Tech.

Hokies steal a win
ATLANTA - Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg said all the right things following Saturday's 70-69 upset of Georgia Tech.

Hokies steal a win

Woods catches Lehman in the fog
SAN DIEGO - From dawn to dusk, Tiger Woods managed to play just six holes Saturday in the fog-delayed Buick Invitational. That was enough to change his fortunes.

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.

Woods catches Lehman in the fog

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.

Woods catches Lehman in the fog
SAN DIEGO - From dawn to dusk, Tiger Woods managed to play just six holes Saturday in the fog-delayed Buick Invitational. That was enough to change his fortunes.

Salley chooses Furman over Georgia Southern

Prep basketball scores

Free throws lift visitors over Lions

Lady Eagles rally past rivals

Salley chooses Furman over Georgia Southern
It was a bit like choosing to take Ashanti or Beyonce to the prom.

Salley chooses Furman over Georgia Southern
It was a bit like choosing to take Ashanti or Beyonce to the prom.

Usually, the right word is one you make up yourself
The difference between the almost right word and the right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.

Usually, the right word is one you make up yourself
The difference between the almost right word and the right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.

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.

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.

'Cult of selfishness' editorial unfair to accomplished seniors

Why 'Chronicle' ran those lawyer ads

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
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

'Cult of selfishness' editorial unfair to accomplished seniors
Your "Cult of selfishness" editorial (Chronicle, Jan. 18) is grossly unfair to the senior citizens of Richmond County and completely asinine.Thomas L. Lamb, Augusta

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

Thank you, emergency workers
I, like many, have been following the news of the terrible railroad accident in Graniteville. The coverage by both televised and print media has been handled well, and the public has been kept well-informed.Lee Nowell, Augusta

Bottom-feeders shouldn't be allowed ads

Senior citizens are not selfish
I cannot believe that a copy editor would allow such an insult - "Cult of selfishness" - to headline an editorial comment (Jan. 18) on local property tax exemptions for people 70 and older.Jim Galvin, Augusta

Senior citizens are not selfish
I cannot believe that a copy editor would allow such an insult - "Cult of selfishness" - to headline an editorial comment (Jan. 18) on local property tax exemptions for people 70 and older.Jim Galvin, Augusta

'Cult of selfishness' editorial unfair to accomplished seniors
Your "Cult of selfishness" editorial (Chronicle, Jan. 18) is grossly unfair to the senior citizens of Richmond County and completely asinine.Thomas L. Lamb, Augusta

Senior citizens are not selfish

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.

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.

Fashion designer Lhuillier is getting noticed

Style Briefs

A once-in-a-lifetime tour through Patagonia

Ask the Carey Brothers

House's appeal not lost on neighbors

Use pleasant tone when asking who is calling

Cowboy wardrobe gets a kick in the pants

Travel briefs

Whirlpool bath: So nice to come home to

In the know

In the know
Valentine's Day is fast approaching, but in the midst of the hearts, roses and romance, the holiday often brings to mind past loves.

Travel briefs
NEW YORK - It's easy to fall out of exercise routines when you're traveling. After a long day of meetings or sightseeing, by the time you get to your room, you may not feel like going to the hotel gym.

Travel briefs
NEW YORK - It's easy to fall out of exercise routines when you're traveling. After a long day of meetings or sightseeing, by the time you get to your room, you may not feel like going to the hotel gym.

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.

House's appeal not lost on neighbors
Neighbors often compliment each other on their respective home styles.

Cowboy wardrobe gets a kick in the pants
The cowboy boot and belt buckle are necessary accouterments of the Western wardrobe, but that doesn't mean there can't be a little flash in the function.

Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: I have a warped wood beam. Is there a way to fix it? -- Harold

House's appeal not lost on neighbors
Neighbors often compliment each other on their respective home styles.

A once-in-a-lifetime tour through Patagonia
EL CALAFATE, Argentina - For our 6-year-old, it's the whales - a mother and baby greeting us by raising their tails side by side out of the chilly South Atlantic.

Use pleasant tone when asking who is calling
Dear Carson: What are some creative ways to ask, "Who's calling?" when answering a business call and the caller has asked for someone in particular? The person for whom they are asking has required me to identify the caller before giving him the call. We went to a seminar about eight years ago and were told not to say "Who's calling." They urged us to be creative, but did not give us any examples. With downsizing, I often have to answer the phones and I need help with this one. Thanks. - Personnel Coordinator

Cowboy wardrobe gets a kick in the pants
The cowboy boot and belt buckle are necessary accouterments of the Western wardrobe, but that doesn't mean there can't be a little flash in the function.

Breakup brought out celeb gossipers
Reading a celebrity tabloid is like spraying an entire can of whipped cream directly into your mouth: It's great fun while it lasts, but you don't want anyone to catch you in the act.

Use pleasant tone when asking who is calling
Dear Carson: What are some creative ways to ask, "Who's calling?" when answering a business call and the caller has asked for someone in particular? The person for whom they are asking has required me to identify the caller before giving him the call. We went to a seminar about eight years ago and were told not to say "Who's calling." They urged us to be creative, but did not give us any examples. With downsizing, I often have to answer the phones and I need help with this one. Thanks. - Personnel Coordinator

In the know
Valentine's Day is fast approaching, but in the midst of the hearts, roses and romance, the holiday often brings to mind past loves.

Fashion designer Lhuillier is getting noticed
NEW YORK - Monique Lhuillier has quickly gone from fashion fan to bridal designer to red carpet sensation.

Fashion designer Lhuillier is getting noticed
NEW YORK - Monique Lhuillier has quickly gone from fashion fan to bridal designer to red carpet sensation.

Whirlpool bath: So nice to come home to
Style-oriented Europeans have transformed a distinctly American invention into a work of relaxation art.

Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: I have a warped wood beam. Is there a way to fix it? -- Harold

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.

Whirlpool bath: So nice to come home to
Style-oriented Europeans have transformed a distinctly American invention into a work of relaxation art.

A once-in-a-lifetime tour through Patagonia
EL CALAFATE, Argentina - For our 6-year-old, it's the whales - a mother and baby greeting us by raising their tails side by side out of the chilly South Atlantic.

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.

Across the area

States aim to strengthen P.E. to battle obesity in children

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

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -- The South Carolina Forestry Commission issued a red flag alert Saturday for 27 counties in the Pee Dee and coastal plain.

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

Pupils devise plans for future cities
AIKEN - Small boxes covered with silver paper represent houses near a highway for hydrogen-powered cars that will someday zoom into the metropolis of East Augusta - a futuristic city dreamed up by local middle school pupils.

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

Series will follow company's journey
Lots of people dream of starting a business. Only a few do it, and it's rarely easy.

Slope of land spurred spread of chlorine
GRANITEVILLE - The land surrounding the wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192 is a triangular bowl perfect for funneling a deadly, ground-hugging fog of chlorine gas toward the low-lying places where it tends to collect, experts say.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Brittany Samone Prescott of North Augusta.

BP Amoco goes to trial this week
Jury selection begins Monday in the federal civil lawsuit filed on behalf of the families of three men killed in a 2001 Augusta plant explosion.

States aim to strengthen P.E. to battle obesity in children
Given a choice, Emily Roberson would rather run through the keys on her flute than run across the gym.

Shortage of funding may end program

Slope of land spurred spread of chlorine
GRANITEVILLE - The land surrounding the wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192 is a triangular bowl perfect for funneling a deadly, ground-hugging fog of chlorine gas toward the low-lying places where it tends to collect, experts say.

Parties settle in bank suit

Slope of land spurred spread of chlorine
GRANITEVILLE - The land surrounding the wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192 is a triangular bowl perfect for funneling a deadly, ground-hugging fog of chlorine gas toward the low-lying places where it tends to collect, experts say.

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.

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

States aim to strengthen P.E. to battle obesity in children
Given a choice, Emily Roberson would rather run through the keys on her flute than run across the gym.

Planners turn to old concept
It might seem like an idea from many years ago - creating town centers to better control an area's growth.

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.

Cowboys and cowgirls show off at family day
Five-year-old Hunter Stone is a CIT. A cowboy-in-training.

Attorney's fees called excessive

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

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.

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.

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
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

BP Amoco goes to trial this week
Jury selection begins Monday in the federal civil lawsuit filed on behalf of the families of three men killed in a 2001 Augusta plant explosion.

Couple claims lottery jackpot

Device may avert train accidents
GRANITEVILLE - A railroad signaling device commonly found on busier tracks might have prevented the deadly Jan. 6 train collision and chlorine spill in Graniteville, some experts say.

Pupil is accused of threats

Across the area
The Grovetown Department of Public Safety arrested a 25-year-old man Saturday in connection with the rape of a 14-year-old girl.

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.

Pupils devise plans for future cities
AIKEN - Small boxes covered with silver paper represent houses near a highway for hydrogen-powered cars that will someday zoom into the metropolis of East Augusta - a futuristic city dreamed up by local middle school pupils.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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 Georgia
MARIETTA -- Two teens charged with attempted murder after they were accused of serving a poisoned cake to classmates have been allowed to return to classes.

Cowboys and cowgirls show off at family day
Five-year-old Hunter Stone is a CIT. A cowboy-in-training.

Across South Carolina

Georgia may try to clear the air

Smokers dispute loss of rights

Device may avert train accidents

GOP shortens budget hearings

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.

Planners turn to old concept
It might seem like an idea from many years ago - creating town centers to better control an area's growth.

Series will follow company's journey
Lots of people dream of starting a business. Only a few do it, and it's rarely easy.

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.

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.

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
Today's Kid of the Day is Brittany Samone Prescott of North Augusta.

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.

News you can use
You've thought about it ñ leaving behind the craziness of Augusta for Masters Week and renting out your house to pay for the getaway.

News you can use

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -- The South Carolina Forestry Commission issued a red flag alert Saturday for 27 counties in the Pee Dee and coastal plain.

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

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.

Railroad asks residents to sign settlement

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

Slope of land spurred spread of chlorine
GRANITEVILLE - The land surrounding the wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192 is a triangular bowl perfect for funneling a deadly, ground-hugging fog of chlorine gas toward the low-lying places where it tends to collect, experts say.

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

Kid of the Day

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.

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

Series will follow company's journey

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

Across the area

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
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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.

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

Pupils devise plans for future cities

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

Slope of land spurred spread of chlorine

News you can use
You've thought about it leaving behind the craziness of Augusta for Masters Week and renting out your house to pay for the getaway.

Device may avert train accidents
GRANITEVILLE - A railroad signaling device commonly found on busier tracks might have prevented the deadly Jan. 6 train collision and chlorine spill in Graniteville, some experts say.

Across the region

Lawyers say dentist will not return to Augusta

BP Amoco goes to trial this week

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.

Cowboys and cowgirls show off at family day

Planners turn to old concept

News you can use

Where we live

Slope of land spurred spread of chlorine

Across the area
The Grovetown Department of Public Safety arrested a 25-year-old man Saturday in connection with the rape of a 14-year-old girl.

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.

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

County may be out of range

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

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.

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.

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.

Eagles fans don't like playing nice
Though she would surely think it impolite of me to say so, Marjabelle Young Stewart is 80 years old.

Eagles fans don't like playing nice
Though she would surely think it impolite of me to say so, Marjabelle Young Stewart is 80 years old.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

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.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

Vader, Kong and Wonka to star in 2005 films

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Bulls trample Hawks

Hawks tops Celtics

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.

Hawks tops Celtics
ATLANTA - The NBA's worst free-throw shooting team still believes the key to winning is to shoot more free throws.

Hawks tops Celtics
ATLANTA - The NBA's worst free-throw shooting team still believes the key to winning is to shoot more free throws.

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.

Jaguars beat No. 9 Owls
Augusta State's spring semester started only a couple of weeks ago, but Jaguars coach Dip Metress labeled this past week "midterm exams" for his basketball team.

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

Blue Devils extinguish Seminoles
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., - J.J. Redick nailed his fifth 3-pointer of the first half as the buzzer sounded, then gave Florida State's heckling student section a wave good bye.

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

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

Augusta women visit twilight zone
Brandi Hollingsworth woke up Saturday hopeful of being in one of those shooter's zones, a day when you just can't miss.

Augusta women visit twilight zone
Brandi Hollingsworth woke up Saturday hopeful of being in one of those shooter's zones, a day when you just can't miss.

Southern conference roundup
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Brendan Winters and Jason Morton scored 17 points apiece to lead a second-half charge that gave Davidson a 68-61 victory over Furman on Saturday afternoon.

Blue Devils extinguish Seminoles
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., - J.J. Redick nailed his fifth 3-pointer of the first half as the buzzer sounded, then gave Florida State's heckling student section a wave good bye.

Close game turns right way for Lady Pacers
AIKEN - The USC Aiken women's basketball team won a game decided by three points or less for the first time in almost two years Saturday, hanging on to beat Georgia College & State, 64-62.

Close game turns right way for Lady Pacers
AIKEN - The USC Aiken women's basketball team won a game decided by three points or less for the first time in almost two years Saturday, hanging on to beat Georgia College & State, 64-62.

Jaguars beat No. 9 Owls
Augusta State's spring semester started only a couple of weeks ago, but Jaguars coach Dip Metress labeled this past week "midterm exams" for his basketball team.

Southern conference roundup
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Brendan Winters and Jason Morton scored 17 points apiece to lead a second-half charge that gave Davidson a 68-61 victory over Furman on Saturday afternoon.

Loyalties, styles clash in Pennsylvania

Frigid football is on tap

Steelers will take the high road

Will next great rivalry be Vick and McNabb?

It's Vick, McNabb in the sequel

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Henman out in Australian Open

Overtime

Agassi advances into the fourth round

Overtime

Hewitt wins wet, wild one

Area sports announcements

Hewitt wins wet, wild one
MELBOURNE, Australia - Lleyton Hewitt beat Juan Ignacio Chela in an Australian Open match full of spit and venom.

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

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
A major winter storm dumped several inches of snow in Philadelphia on Saturday, forcing hundreds of stadium workers into duty to clear out Lincoln Financial Field before today's NFC Championship between the Eagles and Atlanta Falcons.

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
A major winter storm dumped several inches of snow in Phi¤ladelphia on Saturday, forcing hundreds of stadium workers into duty to clear out Lincoln Financial Field before today's NFC Championship between the Eagles and Atlanta Falcons.

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

Hewitt wins wet, wild one
MELBOURNE, Australia - Lleyton Hewitt beat Juan Ignacio Chela in an Australian Open match full of spit and venom.

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.

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.

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Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations might be required.

Furbearing combines craft, sport
By the time sunrise creeps over the horizon, Dan Eaton has been awake almost three hours.

Furbearing combines craft, sport
By the time sunrise creeps over the horizon, Dan Eaton has been awake almost three hours.

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.

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

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.

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

Loyalties, styles clash in Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, either you're an Eagles fan or a Steelers fan - not both. This year, however, the road to the Super Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., runs along the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

It's Vick, McNabb in the sequel
PHILADELPHIA - They are quarterbacks for a new age, transcending racial stereotypes and tossing aside the accepted notions of how the job should be done once the ball is snapped.

Steelers will take the high road
PITTSBURGH - They could complain, but they won't.

Will next great rivalry be Vick and McNabb?
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Will Michael Vick vs. Donovan McNabb be the next great quarterback rivalry in the NFL?

Will next great rivalry be Vick and McNabb?
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Will Michael Vick vs. Donovan McNabb be the next great quarterback rivalry in the NFL?

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.

Loyalties, styles clash in Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, either you're an Eagles fan or a Steelers fan - not both. This year, however, the road to the Super Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., runs along the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

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.

Steelers will take the high road
PITTSBURGH - They could complain, but they won't.

In nature, battle is a toss-up
Falcons fly with great speed - and kill with precision. Eagles have superior power and size but tend to be a little slower.

It's Vick, McNabb in the sequel
PHILADELPHIA - They are quarterbacks for a new age, transcending racial stereotypes and tossing aside the accepted notions of how the job should be done once the ball is snapped.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

Furbearing combines craft, sport

Eagles fans don't like playing nice

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'

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Burger King turns to 'Apprentice' for new entree
MIAMI - Giving product placement a new twist, Burger King got its latest recipe from the mogul wannabes on "The Apprentice."

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
One for all and all for one? Well, this is the one: "Young Blades," a lighthearted action show for all that follows a new generation of swashbucklers inspired by "The Three Musketeers."

Burger King turns to 'Apprentice' for new entree

Burger King turns to 'Apprentice' for new entree
MIAMI - Giving product placement a new twist, Burger King got its latest recipe from the mogul wannabes on "The Apprentice."

Bobby Flay returns to TV as an 'Iron Chef'

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.

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.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
One for all and all for one? Well, this is the one: "Young Blades," a lighthearted action show for all that follows a new generation of swashbucklers inspired by "The Three Musketeers."

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.

Celebrity birthdays for the week

People in the News

Walk-on freshman leads Dogs to win
ATHENS, Ga. - Starting in place of injured Levi Stukes, walk-on freshman Kevin Brophy scored a career-high 19 points to lead Georgia to its first Southeastern Conference victory Saturday, 68-59 over Vanderbilt.

Gamecocks still winless on road
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Lawrence Roberts had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead five Mississippi State scorers in double figures as the No. 19 Bulldogs beat South Carolina, 73-65 on Saturday night.

Gamecocks sophomore has overcome obstacles
COLUMBIA - Add them up. Eleven teammates on South Carolina's basketball team. Five managers. Three assistant coaches. The head coach. A dozen or so others closely linked to the team.

Gamecocks sophomore has overcome obstacles

Gamecocks sophomore has overcome obstacles
COLUMBIA - Add them up. Eleven teammates on South Carolina's basketball team. Five managers. Three assistant coaches. The head coach. A dozen or so others closely linked to the team.

'Passion' banned from college because of R rating

Hockey fan slams NHL lockout in own obit

Odds and Ends

Spiritual leader Chopra tackles world peace

Episcopalians react to bishops' statement on gay dispute

Teen's devotion to God to result in affirmation

Faith calendar

Faith Digets

Spa gives spiritual tools to lose weight

Pastors' wives get their day

Tsunami revives question: 'Where was God?'