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.

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?

Modern treasure hunt is sandwiched in pages of fairy tale

Myths and myth-busters from 'the Sleep Lady'

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?

Son's book chronicles a radical family tree

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.

Son's book chronicles a radical family tree
WOODSTOCK, N.Y. - As the heavily armed FBI agents stormed into the apartment to arrest his parents, the 4-year-old walked to his bedroom and took his little scissors out of a drawer.

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.

In Paul Mesner's world, puppets rock
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Paul Mesner romps around his studio in shorts and tennis shoes, pointing out the special mouth hinges and weighted eye balls that go into making the perfect puppet.

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.

Son's book chronicles a radical family tree
WOODSTOCK, N.Y. - As the heavily armed FBI agents stormed into the apartment to arrest his parents, the 4-year-old walked to his bedroom and took his little scissors out of a drawer.

'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.

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

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'
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

'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.

Authors of new thrillers have 'lived' thrillers, too

Usually, the right word is one you make up yourself

Kendall Dianne Appleton

Savanna Grace Landrum
Curtis and Charmagne Landrum of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Savanna, born January 6, 2005 at University Hospital.

Eleanor Faith Sudduth
Jesse James Sudduth and Shanna Mae Triest are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Eleanor Faith, born, January 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mary Janet Cone Walker
Bruce and Shelly T. Walker of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Mary Janet Cone, born January 1, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Tamiya Amari Phillips

Jackson Konner Chastain
Charles and Crystal Chastain of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jackson Konner, born January 10, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. He is the grandson of Charles and Annie Green and Donald and Ruthie Chastain, all of Grovetown.

Morgan Elizabeth Phillips

Kathleen Nicole Swint
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny J. Swint, Jr. of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kathleen Nicole, born December 28, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Raymond Lemart Bentley II
Shanta N. Jones and Raymond L. Bentley, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Raymond Lemart, born December 21, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Preston Donald Myhand
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Myhand of Hephzibah, Ga., is pleased to announce the birth of their son, Preston Donald, born December 28, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Morgan Elizabeth Phillips
Paul and Julie Phillips of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Morgan Elizabeth, born December 28, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Ansley Elizabeth Jeep
Ryan and Amy Jeep of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ansley Elizabeth, born, October 21, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

John Wren Best

Eleanor Faith Sudduth
Jesse James Sudduth and Shanna Mae Triest are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Eleanor Faith, born, January 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Chandler Isaiah Tucker

Kentrell A. McRoy
Kenisha McRoy of Augusta, is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Kentrell A., born December 15, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Preston Donald Myhand
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Myhand of Hephzibah, Ga., is pleased to announce the birth of their son, Preston Donald, born December 28, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Isabella Sky Nauta-Manley
Neal and Joleen Manley of Evans, are please to announce the birth of their daughter, Isabella Skye, born December 9, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Kentrell A. McRoy
Kenisha McRoy of Augusta, is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Kentrell A., born December 15, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Raymond Lemart Bentley II
Shanta N. Jones and Raymond L. Bentley, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Raymond Lemart, born December 21, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

John Wren Best
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Watkins Best of Orangeburg, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, John Wren Best, born January 4 , 2005 at University Hospital.

Kendall Dianne Appleton
Timothy and Julie Appleton of Nashville, Tenn., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kendall Dianne, born december 15, 2004 at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.

Allison Marie Rollins
Christina Rollins of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Allison Marie, born January 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

John Wren Best
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Watkins Best of Orangeburg, S.C., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, John Wren Best, born January 4 , 2005 at University Hospital.

William David Garcia

Morgan Elizabeth Phillips
Paul and Julie Phillips of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Morgan Elizabeth, born December 28, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Mary Janet Cone Walker

Stanley James Aye, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley J. Ayer, Sr. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Stanley James, born December 21, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

De'Asia Mekalya Camerah Tucker
Shamekia Burdette and Dedric Tucker of Mitchell, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, De'Asia Mekayla Camerah, born January 4, 2005 at University Hospital. .

Allison Marie Rollins
Christina Rollins of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Allison Marie, born January 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Raymond Lemart Bentley II

Tamiya Amari Phillips
Mark and Felisha Phillips of Johnson, S.C. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Tamiya Amari Phillips, born January 6, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Eleanor Faith Sudduth

Jackson Konner Chastain
Charles and Crystal Chastain of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jackson Konner, born January 10, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.He is the grandson of Charles and Annie Green and Donald and Ruthie Chastain, all of Grovetown.

Chandler Isaiah Tucker
Courtney Tucker of Harlem is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Chandler Isaiah, born December 20, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Mary Janet Cone Walker
Bruce and Shelly T. Walker of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Mary Janet Cone, born January 1, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ansley Elizabeth Jeep
Ryan and Amy Jeep of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ansley Elizabeth, born, October 21, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Arthur Clarence Williams, Jr.
Arthur and Heather Williams of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Arthur Clarence, born January 3, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Raymond Lamar Brookins, Jr.
Raymond and Brandi Brookins of Langley, are pleased to announce the birth of their so, Raymond Lamar, born December 29, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

De'Asia Mekalya Camerah Tucker
Shamekia Burdette and Dedric Tucker of Mitchell, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, De'Asia Mekayla Camerah, born January 4, 2005 at University Hospital. .

Isabella Sky Nauta-Manley
Neal and Joleen Manley of Evans, are please to announce the birth of their daughter, Isabella Skye, born December 9, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

William David Garcia
Johnathan and Stacey Garcia of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, William David, born January 4, 2005 at University Hospital of Augusta.

Kendall Dianne Appleton
Timothy and Julie Appleton of Nashville, Tenn., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kendall Dianne, born december 15, 2004 at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.

Dakota James Kub
Michael and Carolyn Kub of Bath, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Dakota James, born December 29, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Cody Allen Hughes
Amanda Bell Hughes of Hephzibah is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Cody Allen, born January 5, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Chandler Isaiah Tucker
Courtney Tucker of Harlem is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Chandler Isaiah, born December 20, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Stanley James Aye, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley J. Ayer, Sr. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Stanley James, born December 21, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Raymond Lamar Brookins, Jr.
Raymond and Brandi Brookins of Langley, are pleased to announce the birth of their so, Raymond Lamar, born December 29, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Tamiya Amari Phillips
Mark and Felisha Phillips of Johnson, S.C. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Tamiya Amari Phillips, born January 6, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jackson Konner Chastain

Allison Marie Rollins

Kentrell A. McRoy

Stanley James Aye, Jr.

Raymond Lamar Brookins, Jr.

Ansley Elizabeth Jeep

Isabella Sky Nauta-Manley

Kathleen Nicole Swint

Dakota James Kub

Arthur Clarence Williams, Jr.
Arthur and Heather Williams of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Arthur Clarence, born January 3, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Arthur Clarence Williams, Jr.

Preston Donald Myhand

De'Asia Mekalya Camerah Tucker

William David Garcia
Johnathan and Stacey Garcia of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, William David, born January 4, 2005 at University Hospital of Augusta.

Dakota James Kub
Michael and Carolyn Kub of Bath, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Dakota James, born December 29, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Kathleen Nicole Swint
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny J. Swint, Jr. of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kathleen Nicole, born December 28, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Town bans live poultry in residential area
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa -- Backyard butchers and some noisy chickens have led officials in this central Iowa town to ban live poultry in residential areas.

'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."

Judge throws out anti-lap-dance law
LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas law prohibiting strippers from fondling customers during lap dances is unconstitutionally vague, a judge ruled. District Court Judge Sally Loehrer affirmed a lower court ruling that as many as five misdemeanor criminal cases filed against Las Vegas strippers should be dismissed.

'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."

Town bans live poultry in residential area
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa -- Backyard butchers and some noisy chickens have led officials in this central Iowa town to ban live poultry in residential areas.

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.

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.

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.

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

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: The rise and fall of a Southern icon
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

Scandal-plagued executives get to 'retire'
NEW YORK - When Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc.'s board of directors ousted its CEO this week, you wouldn't have known it by reading the news release that the company issued since it just said he had "retired."

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.

Scandal-plagued executives get to 'retire'

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.

Survey: Gas prices up more than 5 cents
CAMARILLO, Calif. - Gas prices at the pump rose for the first time in nearly three months, primarily from higher crude oil prices, an industry analyst said Sunday.

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:

Scandal-plagued executives get to 'retire'
NEW YORK - When Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc.'s board of directors ousted its CEO this week, you wouldn't have known it by reading the news release that the company issued since it just said he had "retired."

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.

Krispy Kreme hopes to turn hot again

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.

Area men get education in business

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.

Business calendar

Krispy Kreme: The rise and fall of a Southern icon
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.

Krispy Kreme: The rise and fall of a Southern icon

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

Blue Devils extinguish Seminoles

Augusta women visit twilight zone

Close game turns right way for Lady Pacers

Southern conference roundup

Committed to liberty

U.S. not 'occupiers'

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,"

A disgraceful end

Unfinished business

A disgraceful end
Former state Agriculture Commissioner Charles Sharpe's admission, in a plea bargain arrangement with federal prosecutors, that he extorted money and lied in connection with an undercover investigation of an Aiken County cockfighting club marks a disgraceful end to a long and once seemingly distinguished political career. Before being elected the state's agriculture commissioner in 2002, he served many years as the GOP state representative from Wagener.

Severe test for Abbas
The future of the Mideast may hang in the balance over the next few weeks. First there are the Jan. 30 Iraqi elections which could prove to be a model for peace and democracy for other nations in that strife-torn part of the world - or it could herald a step toward civil war between the Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds that would be a disaster for the Mideast, as well as for the U.S.-led coalition and President Bush's war policy.

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.

A disgraceful end
Former state Agriculture Commissioner Charles Sharpe's admission, in a plea bargain arrangement with federal prosecutors, that he extorted money and lied in connection with an undercover investigation of an Aiken County cockfighting club marks a disgraceful end to a long and once seemingly distinguished political career. Before being elected the state's agriculture commissioner in 2002, he served many years as the GOP state representative from Wagener.

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.<

Severe test for Abbas

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.

Severe test for Abbas
The future of the Mideast may hang in the balance over the next few weeks. First there are the Jan. 30 Iraqi elections which could prove to be a model for peace and democracy for other nations in that strife-torn part of the world - or it could herald a step toward civil war between the Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds that would be a disaster for the Mideast, as well as for the U.S.-led coalition and President Bush's war policy.

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,"

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.

Johnny Carson dies at 79
LOS ANGELES - Johnny Carson, the quick-witted "Tonight Show" host who became a national institution putting his viewers to bed for 30 years with a smooth nightcap of celebrity banter and heartland charm, died Sunday. He was 79.

Quotations on Johnny Carson's death
Notable quotes on the death of former "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson:

Carson recalled as master of his TV craft
LOS ANGELES - Stars who spent time on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show" couch came away with a shared insight: America's late-night TV buddy was a singular talent and man.

Johnny Carson dies at 79
LOS ANGELES - Johnny Carson, the quick-witted "Tonight Show" host who became a national institution putting his viewers to bed for 30 years with a smooth nightcap of celebrity banter and heartland charm, died Sunday. He was 79.

Carson recalled as master of his TV craft
LOS ANGELES - Stars who spent time on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show" couch came away with a shared insight: America's late-night TV buddy was a singular talent and man.

Donald Trump ties the knot
PALM BEACH, Fla. - The bride's gown was worth more than most American homes. Her diamond-studded ring cost more than many yachts. But the groom's hair? Self-styled.

Quotations on Johnny Carson's death
Notable quotes on the death of former "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson:

Donald Trump ties the knot
PALM BEACH, Fla. - The bride's gown was worth more than most American homes. Her diamond-studded ring cost more than many yachts. But the groom's hair? Self-styled.

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.

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

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

Defending champ starts with new horse
Tag Rice's main concern Sunday was with his 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

Defending champ starts with new horse
Tag Rice's main concern Sunday was with his horse.

Blewitt is repeat winner

Defending champ starts with new horse

Georgia Southern defeats Elon
ELON, N.C. - Jean Francois scored 19 points and had four steals Saturday to lift Georgia Southern past Elon 72-64.

Georgia Southern defeats Elon
ELON, N.C. - Jean Francois scored 19 points and had four steals Saturday to lift Georgia Southern past Elon 72-64.

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.

Lady Jackets rout Miami
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Chioma Nnamaka scored 19 points and Stephanie Higgs added 18 as Georgia Tech beat cold-shooting Miami 62-46 Sunday in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Lady Jackets rout Miami
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Chioma Nnamaka scored 19 points and Stephanie Higgs added 18 as Georgia Tech beat cold-shooting Miami 62-46 Sunday in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Georgia Southern defeats Elon

Lady Jackets rout Miami

Hokies steal a win

It's not gray hair, it's my life story

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.

Clark wins South African Open by six
DURBAN, South Africa - Tim Clark of South Africa won the South African Open on Sunday, closing with a 6-under-par 66.

Tiger wins Buick Invitational
SAN DIEGO - Eerie fog finally lifted and gave way to a bizarre victory by Tiger Woods.

Tiger wins Buick Invitational

Tiger wins Buick Invitational
SAN DIEGO - Eerie fog finally lifted and gave way to a bizarre victory by Tiger Woods.

Clark wins South African Open by six
DURBAN, South Africa - Tim Clark of South Africa won the South African Open on Sunday, closing with a 6-under-par 66.

Clark wins South African Open by six

Woods catches Lehman in the fog

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

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.

Race behind probe of former chief

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

Idea of national sales tax silly

Democrats shouldn't cast stones

Democrats shouldn't cast stones
I read the amusing letter from Shawn Wilson concerning voting irregularities in Ohio. Is Mr. Wilson kidding? Steven King, Belvedere, S.C.

Idea of national sales tax silly
I've read several articles recently addressing tax reform in the form of a national sales tax, touted as the "Fair Tax."Replacing the income tax with a national sales tax is a silly idea. Emmette Boone, Ladson, S.C.

Race behind probe of former chief
The five-year criminal investigation of fire chief Ronnie Few was racially motivated and it was wrong. It is this kind of racism that prevents Augusta from growing. Until we change our thinking, Augusta will continue to be perceived as a small racist town, totally controlled by the white power structure and or the good old boy network. Today I honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by recognizing, acknowledging and speaking out against racism.Barbara Thurmond, Augusta

'Cult of selfishness' editorial unfair to accomplished seniors

Idea of national sales tax silly
I've read several articles recently addressing tax reform in the form of a national sales tax, touted as the "Fair Tax."Replacing the income tax with a national sales tax is a silly idea.Emmette Boone, Ladson, S.C.

'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

Editorial reached height of hypocrisy
A recent U.S. District Court held that stickers on Georgia school science books, stating that evolution is a theory, violated the prohibition on the establishment of religion contained in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Matt Alan, North Augusta, S.C.

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

'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

Race behind probe of former chief
The five-year criminal investigation of fire chief Ronnie Few was racially motivated and it was wrong. It is this kind of racism that prevents Augusta from growing. Until we change our thinking, Augusta will continue to be perceived as a small racist town, totally controlled by the white power structure and or the good old boy network. Today I honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by recognizing, acknowledging and speaking out against racism. Barbara Thurmond, Augusta

Democrats shouldn't cast stones
I read the amusing letter from Shawn Wilson concerning voting irregularities in Ohio. Is Mr. Wilson kidding? Steven King, Belvedere, S.C.

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

House's appeal not lost on neighbors

iPod amplifier provides stylish audio boost

TiVoToGo offers video portability

Cowboy wardrobe gets a kick in the pants

Travel briefs

Fashion designer Lhuillier is getting noticed

Techbits: Mobile command, Baseball fantasy, more

Ask the Carey Brothers

Influence of Web blogs raise ethics questions

Use pleasant tone when asking who is calling

In the know

A once-in-a-lifetime tour through Patagonia

Whirlpool bath: So nice to come home to

Influence of Web blogs raise ethics questions
NEW YORK - When Jerome Armstrong began consulting for Howard Dean's presidential campaign, he thought the ethical thing to do was to suspend the Web journal where he opined on politics.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

iPod amplifier provides stylish audio boost
SAN FRANCISCO - With its gorgeous white-and-metal gleam and rounded edges, Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod is the hands-down design winner among digital music players. Not to mention it can store every song I own.

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

Techbits: Mobile command, Baseball fantasy, more
LONDON - The recording industry reports a tenfold increase in the number of people legally downloading music from the Internet and the first significant revenues brought in by digital sales.

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.

iPod amplifier provides stylish audio boost
SAN FRANCISCO - With its gorgeous white-and-metal gleam and rounded edges, Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod is the hands-down design winner among digital music players. Not to mention it can store every song I own.

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

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.

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.

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

Influence of Web blogs raise ethics questions
NEW YORK - When Jerome Armstrong began consulting for Howard Dean's presidential campaign, he thought the ethical thing to do was to suspend the Web journal where he opined on politics.

Techbits: Mobile command, Baseball fantasy, more
LONDON - The recording industry reports a tenfold increase in the number of people legally downloading music from the Internet and the first significant revenues brought in by digital sales.

TiVoToGo offers video portability
NEW YORK - As a family, our TV viewing is fractured, sporadic and free of network scheduling. We are Generation TiVo, a subspecies that doesn't sit through commercials.

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.

TiVoToGo offers video portability
NEW YORK - As a family, our TV viewing is fractured, sporadic and free of network scheduling. We are Generation TiVo, a subspecies that doesn't sit through commercials.

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

Three-goal lead wasted by Lynx
BEAUMONT, Texas -- Before the Augusta Lynx pulled into town for two meetings in Ford Arena, the Texas Wildcatters hadn't scored four goals any of their past 22 games.

Lawyer attempts to halt execution

Judge's toughness works against truancy
Children standing in Judge Herbert Kernaghan's truancy court are given two options: school or jail.

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

Price makes suggestions to lawmakers
More money and flexibility are two major themes in a list of legislative priorities sent to local state lawmakers recently by Columbia County schools Superintendent Tommy Price.

Crowd rallies against abortion
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding abortion rights 32 years ago created a cultural "tsunami" that reduced the societal worth of unborn children, the leader of an anti-abortion group said Saturday.

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

The week ahead
Okay, so we made it through the weekend, and what an interesting one it was.

Rat-like rodent may be coming to S.C.

Ticketing steps up at fort
As Fort Gordon's requirements for on-post entry and tighter enforcement of laws and regulations have increased, so have the number of tickets issued by post authorities.

Histories affect reform debate

Across Georgia
CARTERSVILLE, GA. - A convicted sex offender wanted in the kidnapping of an 11-year-old boy from his school in Florida was arrested in Cartersville on Sunday, two days after the boy was found safe.

Judge's toughness works against truancy

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

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.

Golf course neighbors hope for tax break

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.

Delayed project still has two months of work to go

Across Georgia
CARTERSVILLE, GA. - A convicted sex offender wanted in the kidnapping of an 11-year-old boy from his school in Florida was arrested in Cartersville on Sunday, two days after the boy was found safe.

YDC counselor uses youth, experience to help inmates

Court: State must pay in deadly chase
ROCK HILL, S.C. - The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled this week that the state Department of Public Safety must pay $250,000 to the family of a Winthrop University student who died during a chase by state troopers.

Wife disappears from marina near Savannah

Wife disappears from marina near Savannah
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Police are still seeking a woman who mysteriously disappeared from the Thunderbolt Marina.

Across Georgia

Forum will examine school, racial issues
Richmond County school board members and other experts will answer questions Tuesday in a town-hall meeting on education and race.

S.C. airports say more people traveling

Delayed project still has two months of work to go
For the past five months, motorists were supposed to be enjoying coordinated signals and smooth riding along Deans Bridge Road.

Group forms to tackle change

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

Five questions: Futurity competitor Scotty Rice

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.

Ticketing steps up at fort

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

Slope of land spurred spread of chlorine

Group forms to tackle change
ATLANTA - A special committee to handle the combustible issue of tort reform will be named by House Speaker Glenn Richardson today, and Harlem Republican Rep. Barry Fleming will serve as its chairman.

Kid of the Day

Forum will examine school, racial issues

Five questions: Futurity competitor Scotty Rice
Scotty Rice, 28, of Weatherford, Texas, is in town for the 26th Annual Augusta Futurity.

Histories affect reform debate
ATLANTA - As she arranged flowers for an upcoming show at the Capitol, Lee Anderson recognized that her passion for tort reform might not be something her neighbors in her hometown of Statesboro share.

Delayed project still has two months of work to go
For the past five months, motorists were supposed to be enjoying coordinated signals and smooth riding along Deans Bridge Road.

Hotel arson case drags
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Almost a year after an arson fire swept through a Greenville hotel and killed six, police aren't ready to name suspects or reveal motives.

Lawyer attempts to halt execution
ATLANTA -- In what would be Georgia's first execution of 2005, a man is scheduled to be put to death for killing a teenager during a robbery. The condemned man's lawyer hopes to win a delay or have the sentence commuted to life in prison.

Rat-like rodent may be coming to S.C.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - State wildlife officials are concerned that a large, rat-like rodent called nutria may soon be showing up in the Savannah and Pee Dee river basins.

Judge's toughness works against truancy
Children standing in Judge Herbert Kernaghan's truancy court are given two options: school or jail.

The week ahead
Okay, so we made it through the weekend, and what an interesting one it was.

Where we live

Forum will examine school, racial issues
Richmond County school board members and other experts will answer questions Tuesday in a town-hall meeting on education and race.

Pupils devise plans for future cities

Group forms to tackle change
ATLANTA - A special committee to handle the combustible issue of tort reform will be named by House Speaker Glenn Richardson today, and Harlem Republican Rep. Barry Fleming will serve as its chairman.

Across South Carolina

Across the southeast
COCONUT CREEK, FLA. - Two Italian swimmers training in south Florida jumped into a lake and rescued a couple who lost control of their vehicle and plunged into the water.

Slope of land spurred spread of chlorine

Rat-like rodent may be coming to S.C.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - State wildlife officials are concerned that a large, rat-like rodent called nutria may soon be showing up in the Savannah and Pee Dee river basins.

Across the area

YDC counselor uses youth, experience to help inmates
Augusta Youth Development Campus Director John Brady was understandably frustrated with the facility's general population unit.

Series will follow company's journey

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

Wife disappears from marina near Savannah
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Police are still seeking a woman who mysteriously disappeared from the Thunderbolt Marina.

Across the area

Record number of homes sold in S.C. in 2004
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A record number of homes were sold in the state last year as buyers rushed to take advantage of low interest rates, according to the South Carolina Association of Realtors.

BP Amoco goes to trial this week

Golf course neighbors hope for tax break
Charlotte Nance, who lives in the neighborhood near Augusta National Golf Club, where corporations are buying up land at exorbitant prices, doesn't know what the speculators are doing.

Record number of homes sold in S.C. in 2004

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.

The week ahead

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.

News you can use

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.

YDC counselor uses youth, experience to help inmates
Augusta Youth Development Campus Director John Brady was understandably frustrated with the facility's general population unit.

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.

Price makes suggestions to lawmakers

Five questions: Futurity competitor Scotty Rice
Scotty Rice, 28, of Weatherford, Texas, is in town for the 26th Annual Augusta Futurity.

Crowd rallies against abortion

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.

Committees get busy in Capitol

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 southeast

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

Cowboys and cowgirls show off at family 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.

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

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area
Police on Sunday arrested a 21-year-old Augusta man who they said grabbed a 16-year-old girl by the throat and pointed a gun at her head, according to incident and jail committal reports.

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.

Across the southeast
COCONUT CREEK, FLA. - Two Italian swimmers training in south Florida jumped into a lake and rescued a couple who lost control of their vehicle and plunged into the water.

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.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Brandon Sherrod, 10, of Hephizbah.

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

S.C. airports say more people traveling
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Lower airfares and an improved economy spurred tickets sales, making for a record-breaking year at two of South Carolina's airports.

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

Crowd rallies against abortion
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding abortion rights 32 years ago created a cultural "tsunami" that reduced the societal worth of unborn children, the leader of an anti-abortion group said Saturday.

Planners turn to old concept

Record number of homes sold in S.C. in 2004
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A record number of homes were sold in the state last year as buyers rushed to take advantage of low interest rates, according to the South Carolina Association of Realtors.

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.

Price makes suggestions to lawmakers
More money and flexibility are two major themes in a list of legislative priorities sent to local state lawmakers recently by Columbia County schools Superintendent Tommy Price.

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

Golf course neighbors hope for tax break
Charlotte Nance, who lives in the neighborhood near Augusta National Golf Club, where corporations are buying up land at exorbitant prices, doesn't know what the speculators are doing.

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.

Committees get busy in Capitol
ATLANTA - Lawmakers might not pass many bills in the first full week of the legislative session, but they will begin to lay the groundwork for some of the issues that will dominate the remainder of the General Assembly's calendar.

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.

Histories affect reform debate
ATLANTA - As she arranged flowers for an upcoming show at the Capitol, Lee Anderson recognized that her passion for tort reform might not be something her neighbors in her hometown of Statesboro share.

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
Police on Sunday arrested a 21-year-old Augusta man who they said grabbed a 16-year-old girl by the throat and pointed a gun at her head, according to incident and jail committal reports.

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.

Ticketing steps up at fort
As Fort Gordon's requirements for on-post entry and tighter enforcement of laws and regulations have increased, so have the number of tickets issued by post authorities.

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.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Brandon Sherrod, 10, of Hephizbah.

Device may avert train accidents

S.C. airports say more people traveling
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Lower airfares and an improved economy spurred tickets sales, making for a record-breaking year at two of South Carolina's airports.

Lawyer attempts to halt execution
ATLANTA -- In what would be Georgia's first execution of 2005, a man is scheduled to be put to death for killing a teenager during a robbery. The condemned man's lawyer hopes to win a delay or have the sentence commuted to life in prison.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Committees get busy in Capitol
ATLANTA - Lawmakers might not pass many bills in the first full week of the legislative session, but they will begin to lay the groundwork for some of the issues that will dominate the remainder of the General Assembly's calendar.

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.

It's not gray hair, it's my life story
The other day one of my co-workers went to the supermarket, and as he walked away from the register he scanned his receipt.

It's not gray hair, it's my life story
The other day one of my co-workers went to the supermarket, and as he walked away from the register he scanned his receipt.

'Are We There Yet' tops at box office

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

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

'Are We There Yet' tops at box office
LOS ANGELES - The road trip comedy "Are We There Yet?" earned $18.5 million to quickly arrive at first place in the weekend box office.

'Are We There Yet' tops at box office
LOS ANGELES - The road trip comedy "Are We There Yet?" earned $18.5 million to quickly arrive at first place in the weekend box office.

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

Loeb wins Monte Carlo rally

Loeb wins Monte Carlo rally
MONTE CARLO, Monaco - Sebastien Loeb of France won the season-opening Monte Carlo rally for the third straight year Sunday.

Loeb wins Monte Carlo rally
MONTE CARLO, Monaco - Sebastien Loeb of France won the season-opening Monte Carlo rally for the third straight year Sunday.

James' numbers well above average

James' numbers well above average
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Most of the fans who gathered around the tunnel to the Cleveland Cavaliers' locker room didn't realize they had just witnessed LeBron James' second triple-double in three games, since the feat wasn't announced in the arena.

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

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

James' numbers well above average
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Most of the fans who gathered around the tunnel to the Cleveland Cavaliers' locker room didn't realize they had just witnessed LeBron James' second triple-double in three games, since the feat wasn't announced in the arena.

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.

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.

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.

How this week's top 25 fared
1. Illinois (19-0) beat No. 23 Iowa 73-68, OT.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Westbrook, Lewis, Levens help Eagles reach next level

Will next great rivalry be Vick and McNabb?

Vick can't do it alone in NFC title game loss

Falcon faithful disappointed, but proud, after playoff loss

It's Vick, McNabb in the sequel

Harrison makes impact for Patriots

Patriots romp Steelers

Steelers will take the high road

Loyalties, styles clash in Pennsylvania

Patriots favored by at least six in early odds

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Mr. H. Dorsey Davis, Sr.    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Ms. Brenda Lee Brown    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Leroy Jackson Hicks    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy M. Leverett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy M. Leverett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Alma J. Mack    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Jack D. Miller    (GRAY COURT, S.C.)

Mr. Oliver E. Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Maggie Padgett Johnson    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Lloyd "Bo" Whitaker, Jr.    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Marti Payne    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty J. Raborn    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. William "Jeff" Maxey    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Andy Barton, Sr. (BEAUFORT, S.C.)

Mr. Irvin Butts, Jr. (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter "Pete" Dukes (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor S. Boseman (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Laurie Boyd Williams (DALTON, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Bowen (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Lloyd "Bo" Whitaker, Jr. (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Lloyd "Bo" Whitaker, Jr. (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula T. Casey (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie Lakes Weaver (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Eleanor Boseman (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Wesley Kenneth Wallace (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty J. Raborn (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Emmett Eugene Howard (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Earle Daniel Celley, Sr. (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Leroy Jackson Hicks (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Catherine Freeley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter "Pete" Dukes (WRENS, Ga.)

Miss Nicole Ashmore (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Ms. Brenda Lee Brown (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Walter McGhee (SALTVILLE, Va.)

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

Mr. Londy Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Lindsey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy M. Leverett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. H. Dorsey Davis, Sr. (SPARTA, Ga.)

Ms. Alma J. Mack (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mrs. Sheila Claiborne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William "Jeff" Maxey (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy M. Leverett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marti Payne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty J. Raborn (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. William "Jeff" Maxey (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Joan Hall Aton (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Sheila Claiborne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Melvina Gray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Padgett Johnson (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. William T. Davis (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Ms. Brenda Lee Brown (THOMSON, Ga.)

James Frederick "Pat" Savage (LINCOLNTON. Ga.)

Mr. Jack D. Miller (GRAY COURT, S.C.)

Oscar contenders remain in a tight race
LOS ANGELES - Academy Awards contenders demurely say it's nice just to be nominated. In this wide-open Oscar season, just about any nominee could end up winning.

Oscar contenders remain in a tight race
LOS ANGELES - Academy Awards contenders demurely say it's nice just to be nominated. In this wide-open Oscar season, just about any nominee could end up winning.

Oscar contenders remain in a tight race

Area sports announcements

Agassi moves into quarters against Federer

Overtime

Hewitt wins wet, wild one

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

Lennox Lewis says he wants to fight Klitschko again
LONDON - Former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis says he will end his retirement to fight Vitali Klitschko in November.

Agassi moves into quarters against Federer
MELBOURNE, Australia - Andre Agassi overcame a record 51 aces by Joachim Johannson on Sunday and set up an Australian Open quarterfinal against defending champion Roger Federer.

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

Agassi moves into quarters against Federer
MELBOURNE, Australia - Andre Agassi overcame a record 51 aces by Joachim Johannson on Sunday and set up an Australian Open quarterfinal against defending champion Roger Federer.

Area sports announcements
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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.

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.

Area sports announcements
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.

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.

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.

Patriots favored by at least six in early odds
LAS VEGAS - Be careful betting against the New England Patriots.

Patriots favored by at least six in early odds
LAS VEGAS - Be careful betting against the New England Patriots.

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.

Vick can't do it alone in NFC title game loss
PHILADELPHIA - Michael Vick ran out of dazzling plays, and the Atlanta Falcons ran out of any chance to save their season.

Harrison makes impact for Patriots
PITTSBURGH - Rodney Harrison's 87-yard interception return for a touchdown was the longest pickoff run back for a score in New England Patriots history.

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?

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?

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.

Falcon faithful disappointed, but proud, after playoff loss
DECATUR, Ga. - In the end, it was the same dose of heartbreak Falcons fans have suffered year after year for most of the past four decades.

Westbrook, Lewis, Levens help Eagles reach next level
PHILADELPHIA - The final piece the Eagles needed to reach the Super Bowl turned out to be a healthy Brian Westbrook, rather than a hobbled Terrell Owens.

Patriots romp Steelers
PITTSBURGH - Nobody beats Brady and Belichick in a big game, not even Big Ben.

Vick can't do it alone in NFC title game loss
PHILADELPHIA - Michael Vick ran out of dazzling plays, and the Atlanta Falcons ran out of any chance to save their season.

Harrison makes impact for Patriots
PITTSBURGH - Rodney Harrison's 87-yard interception return for a touchdown was the longest pickoff run back for a score in New England Patriots history.

Westbrook, Lewis, Levens help Eagles reach next level
PHILADELPHIA - The final piece the Eagles needed to reach the Super Bowl turned out to be a healthy Brian Westbrook, rather than a hobbled Terrell Owens.

Patriots romp Steelers
PITTSBURGH - Nobody beats Brady and Belichick in a big game, not even Big Ben.

Falcon faithful disappointed, but proud, after playoff loss
DECATUR, Ga. - In the end, it was the same dose of heartbreak Falcons fans have suffered year after year for most of the past four decades.

Eagles maul Falcons
PHILADELPHIA - Jim Mora invested a season's worth of emotion and energy into winning the NFC Championship game, so it was only natural that the rookie head coach would shed a few tears.

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.

Furbearing combines craft, sport

Eagles fans don't like playing nice

Science explained with whimsy on new PBS show
NEW YORK - In a living-room-size space draped in green, Robert Krulwich is saying these words to the camera: "What we're going to do is take a wishbone - an ordinary wishbone, the kind you break for good luck - and we're going to take it for a stroll."

Science explained with whimsy on new PBS show

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."

FCC decisions making TV execs nervous

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."

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Burger King turns to 'Apprentice' for new entree

FCC decisions making TV execs nervous
LOS ANGELES - There's no more potent symbol for Hollywood TV executives these days than Peter Griffin's pixilated buttocks.

NBC tries to douse Couric-CBS rumor
LOS ANGELES -- NBC Universal Television Group President Jeff Zucker is trying to shoot down rumors that "Today" show co-host Katie Couric is a candidate for the soon-to-be-vacant job as anchor of the "CBS Evening News."

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."

NBC tries to douse Couric-CBS rumor

Science explained with whimsy on new PBS show
NEW YORK - In a living-room-size space draped in green, Robert Krulwich is saying these words to the camera: "What we're going to do is take a wishbone - an ordinary wishbone, the kind you break for good luck - and we're going to take it for a stroll."

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."

FCC decisions making TV execs nervous
LOS ANGELES - There's no more potent symbol for Hollywood TV executives these days than Peter Griffin's pixilated buttocks.

NBC tries to douse Couric-CBS rumor
LOS ANGELES -- NBC Universal Television Group President Jeff Zucker is trying to shoot down rumors that "Today" show co-host Katie Couric is a candidate for the soon-to-be-vacant job as anchor of the "CBS Evening News."

Donald Trump ties the knot

Carson recalled as master of his TV craft

Quotations on Johnny Carson's death

Johnny Carson dies at 79

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.

Lady Dogs top Mississippi State

Lady Dogs top Mississippi State
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Tasha Humphey had 24 points and 12 rebounds, helping No. 21 Georgia rally past Mississippi State 67-57 Sunday.

Lady Dogs top Mississippi State
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Tasha Humphey had 24 points and 12 rebounds, helping No. 21 Georgia rally past Mississippi State 67-57 Sunday.

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

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
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

Town bans live poultry in residential area