Son's book chronicles a radical family tree

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.

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.

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.

Help me teach Illinois children about our area

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.

Jackson Konner Chastain

Allison Marie Rollins

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.

Eleanor Faith Sudduth

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.

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.

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.

Stanley James Aye, Jr.

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.

De'Asia Mekalya Camerah Tucker

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kentrell A. McRoy

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.

Dakota James Kub

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.

Mary Janet Cone Walker

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.

Kendall Dianne Appleton

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.

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.

John Wren Best

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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. .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

William David Garcia

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. .

Raymond Lamar Brookins, Jr.

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.

Tamiya Amari Phillips

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

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.

Isabella Sky Nauta-Manley

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.

Morgan Elizabeth Phillips

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.

Kathleen Nicole Swint

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.

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.

Raymond Lemart Bentley II

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.

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

Odds and Ends
WENATCHEE, Wash. - They look like simple yellow flowers amid golden hills, but the blooms on the front of the new North Central Washington telephone book are really just weeds.

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.

Odds and Ends
WENATCHEE, Wash. - They look like simple yellow flowers amid golden hills, but the blooms on the front of the new North Central Washington telephone book are really just weeds.

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.

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.

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."

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."

City could soon get its 1st Starbucks
Richmond County officials have approved developers' plans to build a Starbucks near the intersection of Washington Road and Interstate 20.

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.

Europe to get new Windows
SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. will immediately ship a version of Windows stripped of the company's multimedia player in Europe and divulge some software blueprints, even as it continues to appeal those same European Union sanctions.

Krispy Kreme: The rise and fall of a Southern icon

City could soon get its 1st Starbucks

City could soon get its 1st Starbucks
Richmond County officials have approved developers' plans to build a Starbucks near the intersection of Washington Road and Interstate 20.

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.

Lower fares reach Augusta
Augusta Regional Airport officials want all area travelers to be aware that, yes, Delta's new low fares apply locally.

Lower fares reach Augusta
Augusta Regional Airport officials want all area travelers to be aware that, yes, Delta's new low fares apply locally.

Bill to target pesky calls
ATLANTA - Help might be on the way for Georgians who don't want to be bothered on their cell phones by the ring tones of pesky telemarketers.

Monsanto will buy seed company
ST. LOUIS - Agricultural biotechnology giant Monsanto Co. will buy vegetable and fruit seed company Seminis Inc. for roughly $1 billion in cash, broadening its portfolio of seeds and tapping into the trend of healthier diets, both companies announced Monday.

Bill to target pesky calls

Europe to get new Windows

Lower fares reach Augusta

Cingular reports loss with purchase
ATLANTA - Cingular Wireless LLC, the nation's largest mobile phone provider, said it lost $497 million in the fourth quarter as it completed its $41 billion purchase of AT&T Wireless Services Inc. It also said Monday that it ended 2004 with 49.1 million customers, an increase of 1.8 million.

Kimberly-Clark suffers setback
DALLAS - Consumer-products giant Kimberly-Clark Corp. said Monday that its fourth-quarter profit fell 3 percent as tough competition dragged down prices of diapers and training pants.

Monsanto will buy seed company
ST. LOUIS - Agricultural biotechnology giant Monsanto Co. will buy vegetable and fruit seed company Seminis Inc. for roughly $1 billion in cash, broadening its portfolio of seeds and tapping into the trend of healthier diets, both companies announced Monday.

Monsanto will buy seed company

Scandal-plagued executives get to 'retire'

Europe to get new Windows
SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. will immediately ship a version of Windows stripped of the company's multimedia player in Europe and divulge some software blueprints, even as it continues to appeal those same European Union sanctions.

Bill to target pesky calls
ATLANTA - Help might be on the way for Georgians who don't want to be bothered on their cell phones by the ring tones of pesky telemarketers.

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.

Eat soup to help in effort for weight loss
Unless you're one of the lucky ones who live in a warm climate, a nice cup of hot soup probably sounds like a great idea right now, but soup can do a lot more than warm you up - it also can fill you up and help you lose weight.

State smoke ban urged

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.

State smoke ban urged
The word in Atlanta is that a statewide ban on smoking in or near most public buildings, including restaurants and bars, has stronger support in the legislature this year than last year - and last year it almost passed.

A heartfelt goodnight
Many of us know what it's like to hear that an old and dear friend, whom we haven't seen in years, has died. Such was the impact that word of Johnny Carson's death had on tens of millions of Americans Sunday.

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.

A heartfelt goodnight

A heartfelt goodnight
Many of us know what it's like to hear that an old and dear friend, whom we haven't seen in years, has died. Such was the impact that word of Johnny Carson's death had on tens of millions of Americans Sunday.

State smoke ban urged
The word in Atlanta is that a statewide ban on smoking in or near most public buildings, including restaurants and bars, has stronger support in the legislature this year than last year - and last year it almost passed.

A disgraceful end

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Celebrities remember Johnny Carson
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.

Celebrities remember Johnny Carson
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.

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

Defending champ starts with new horse

Sophisticat brings Ray back for title shot
Mild-mannered Gary Ray has good reason for showing and disappearing in the Augusta Futurity the past three decades.

Cutter's luck is improving

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

Sophisticat brings Ray back for title shot
Mild-mannered Gary Ray has good reason for showing and disappearing in the Augusta Futurity the past three decades.

Sophisticat brings Ray back for title shot

Cutter's luck is improving
Lloyd Cox doesn't reflect back on last year and mention bad luck.

Cutter's luck is improving
Lloyd Cox doesn't reflect back on last year and mention bad luck.

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.

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.

Elder could miss two more weeks
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech will be shorthanded this week as it tries to snap its longest losing streak in two seasons.

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.

Elder could miss two more weeks
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech will be shorthanded this week as it tries to snap its longest losing streak in two seasons.

Georgia Southern defeats Elon

Lady Jackets rout Miami

Elder could miss two more weeks

Kelly to coach GreenJackets
When the 2005 Augusta Green-Jackets take the field for the first time April 7, they will have 35 years of Major League Baseball playing experience on their bench.

Kelly to coach GreenJackets
When the 2005 Augusta Green-Jackets take the field for the first time April 7, they will have 35 years of Major League Baseball playing experience on their bench.

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

Woods not perfect, but off to a good start

Woods not perfect, but off to a good start
SAN DIEGO - Ever since Tiger Woods had that moment on the practice range in November when his swing changes suddenly made perfect sense, his record has been nearly perfect.

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

Tiger wins Buick Invitational

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.

Woods not perfect, but off to a good start
SAN DIEGO - Ever since Tiger Woods had that moment on the practice range in November when his swing changes suddenly made perfect sense, his record has been nearly perfect.

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

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.

Kelly to coach GreenJackets

NHL talks to resume this week
NEW YORK - The NHL and the players' association will resume talks this week in a bid to save the season - and they'll meet yet again without commissioner Gary Bettman or union head Bob Goodenow.

NHL talks to resume this week
NEW YORK - The NHL and the players' association will resume talks this week in a bid to save the season - and they'll meet yet again without commissioner Gary Bettman or union head Bob Goodenow.

NHL talks to resume this week

Help me teach Illinois children about our area
The fourth-grade class at Gifford Grade School No. 988 in Gifford, Ill., sends this request.

Help me teach Illinois children about our area
The fourth-grade class at Gifford Grade School No. 988 in Gifford, Ill., sends this request.

Judge who desegregated UGA dies at age 102
MACON, Ga. - Retired U.S. District Judge William Augustus Bootle, who issued a string of historic civil rights rulings in the 1960s including the 1961 order allowing blacks to enter the University of Georgia, died at his home Tuesday. He was 102.

Settlement reached in plant explosion case
Attorneys for the families of three men killed in a 2001 explosion at a plant in Augusta announced this afternoon that they have reached a settlement with the company.

Yes, U.S. is an occupier in Iraq
In your Jan. 23 editorial "U.S. not 'occupiers'," you severely reprimand those who would call U.S. forces in Iraq "occupiers," instead of - as you prefer - "liberators." Jurgen Brauer, Augusta

Democrats shouldn't cast stones

Punish general, fire Rumsfeld
Your Jan. 19 editorial should not only have called for a stiffer penalty for Spec. Charles Graner, but for the dishonorable discharge of Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, the rest of his subordinates ... Joaquin Godoy, Aiken, 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.

Punish general, fire Rumsfeld
Your Jan. 19 editorial should not only have called for a stiffer penalty for Spec. Charles Graner, but for the dishonorable discharge of Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, the rest of his subordinates ...Joaquin Godoy, Aiken, 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

Race behind probe of former chief

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.

Museum director left it better
Richard Westcott was too good for this town. I once told that to an Augusta native who took umbrage. Although those were not the words he used.Tom Hunter, 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.

Let's bail out of WTO
Congress had our nation join the World Trade Organization in 1994. Prior to the vote, then-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., said that passing the measure would accomplish "transferring from the United States at a practical level significant authority to a new organization." Glenda Windham, Wagener, 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.

Museum director left it better
Richard Westcott was too good for this town. I once told that to an Augusta native who took umbrage. Although those were not the words he used.Tom Hunter, Augusta

Yes, U.S. is an occupier in Iraq

Yes, U.S. is an occupier in Iraq
In your Jan. 23 editorial "U.S. not 'occupiers'," you severely reprimand those who would call U.S. forces in Iraq "occupiers," instead of - as you prefer - "liberators."Jurgen Brauer, Augusta

Punish general, fire Rumsfeld

Idea of national sales tax silly

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.

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

Museum director left it better

Endless music is in the palm of your hand

iPod amplifier provides stylish audio boost

Influence of Web blogs raise ethics questions

Study: weight may hinder accuracy of prostate cancer test

TiVoToGo offers video portability

Seniors calendar

Techbits: Mobile command, Baseball fantasy, more

Health and fitness calendar

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.

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.

Study: weight may hinder accuracy of prostate cancer test
ATLANTA - A new study suggests a man's weight may affect the accuracy of a common test to detect prostate cancer, leading researchers to warn that doctors could be missing the dangerous cancer in obese men.

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.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

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.

Study: weight may hinder accuracy of prostate cancer test
ATLANTA - A new study suggests a man's weight may affect the accuracy of a common test to detect prostate cancer, leading researchers to warn that doctors could be missing the dangerous cancer in obese men.

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.

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.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information.

Endless music is in the palm of your hand
The future of music has never looked so small. Aided by rising storage capacity and shrinking price tags, portable digital music players are quickly working their way into our lives, much as cell phones did a decade ago.

Endless music is in the palm of your hand
The future of music has never looked so small. Aided by rising storage capacity and shrinking price tags, portable digital music players are quickly working their way into our lives, much as cell phones did a decade ago.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

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.

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.

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.

Student to shed light on abuse

Across the area
Columbia County authorities are evaluating weekend reports that a series of aftershocks might have followed three small earthquakes last week in the Evans area.

Blaze consumes building

Dispatchers get help from above

UGA leader urges more private giving

Heaters break at 12 schools
Twelve schools in Richmond County were struggling with broken heaters Monday, a normal problem during the winter, the district spokeswoman said.

Judge who desegregated UGA dies at age 102

Forum will examine school, racial issues

School tax credit is criticized

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.

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Grants give safety net to communities

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

Wife disappears from marina near Savannah

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.

YDC counselor uses youth, experience to help inmates

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 the area

Thurmond goes back to his roots
AIKEN - Strom Thurmond Jr. started his career as a private attorney in Aiken on Monday with a brief jaunt to his old stomping grounds at the county courthouse.

Delayed project still has two months of work to go

Committees get busy in Capitol

Golf course neighbors hope for tax break

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

Study: SRS does not raise risk of cancer
A hypothetical set of residents living and working near the Savannah River Site don't have a statistically higher risk of cancer from Cold War-era radiation, the draft of a landmark study of health risks states.

Crowd rallies against abortion

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

Price makes suggestions to lawmakers

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

S.C. airports say more people traveling

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.

Judge's toughness works against truancy

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Thurmond goes back to his roots

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

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Home school and private school pupils would be allowed to take online public school courses under changes a Senate committee made Monday to a bill backed by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

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.

Histories affect reform debate

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.

Across the southeast

Judge who desegregated UGA dies at age 102
MACON, Ga. - Retired U.S. District Judge William Augustus Bootle, who issued a string of historic civil rights rulings in the 1960s including the 1961 order allowing blacks to enter the University of Georgia, died at his home Tuesday. He was 102.

School board to discuss early release

Judge rules against landfill
A Fulton County Superior Court judge has reversed an Oct. 4 ruling that cleared the way for a controversial landfill in Taliaferro County.

Kid of the Day

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

School board to discuss early release
Parents curious about an early release proposal for Columbia County schools might get some answers at tonight's school board meeting.

UGA leader urges more private giving
ATHENS, Ga. - More staff, more work and academic success have helped the University of Georgia double the amount of private money raised each year.

Study: SRS does not raise risk of cancer

School board to discuss early release
Parents curious about an early release proposal for Columbia County schools might get some answers at tonight's school board meeting.

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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.

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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.

Across the area

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

Court considers defendant's low IQ in appeal

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.

Judge rules against landfill

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.

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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.

Kid of the Day
Taylor Hensley is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

Dispatchers get help from above
Ryan Goodson never thought he'd be able to see the ambulances he dispatches and track their exact whereabouts.

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.

Blaze consumes building
Augusta-Richmond County firefighters work to put out a structure fire in an abandonded building at the corner of Dugas Street and James Brown Boulevard in Augusta.

UGA leader urges more private giving
ATHENS, Ga. - More staff, more work and academic success have helped the University of Georgia double the amount of private money raised each year.

Court considers defendant's low IQ in appeal
ATLANTA - An Athens man with an IQ of 45 is the center of a Supreme Court case over when appellate courts should overturn a jury's decision.

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.

School tax credit is criticized
AIKEN - Key lawmakers are again poised to support Gov. Mark Sanford's proposal to give tax credits to parents who transfer their children to other schools, but the idea still faces opposition from local educators.

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.

Grants give safety net to communities
ATLANTA - Nearly half of the Georgia communities that have military bases have applied for Pentagon planning grants to prepare for transforming their installations in case they are recommended for closing.

Judge rules against landfill
A Fulton County Superior Court judge has reversed an Oct. 4 ruling that cleared the way for a controversial landfill in Taliaferro County.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Student to shed light on abuse
Fatima Cody Stanford heard sexual assault coldly summed up by one prisoner who confessed that he felt more powerful raping men than he would raping women.

Court considers defendant's low IQ in appeal
ATLANTA - An Athens man with an IQ of 45 is the center of a Supreme Court case over when appellate courts should overturn a jury's decision.

School tax credit is criticized
AIKEN - Key lawmakers are again poised to support Gov. Mark Sanford's proposal to give tax credits to parents who transfer their children to other schools, but the idea still faces opposition from local educators.

Grants give safety net to communities
ATLANTA - Nearly half of the Georgia communities that have military bases have applied for Pentagon planning grants to prepare for transforming their installations in case they are recommended for closing.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Supreme Court on Monday overturned the death sentence of an Anderson man who pleaded guilty in 2001 to fatally stabbing a man.

Group forms to tackle change

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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.

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.

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

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.

Dispatchers get help from above
Ryan Goodson never thought he'd be able to see the ambulances he dispatches and track their exact whereabouts.

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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.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Home school and private school pupils would be allowed to take online public school courses under changes a Senate committee made Monday to a bill backed by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Student to shed light on abuse
Fatima Cody Stanford heard sexual assault coldly summed up by one prisoner who confessed that he felt more powerful raping men than he would raping women.

The week ahead

Study: SRS does not raise risk of cancer
A hypothetical set of residents living and working near the Savannah River Site don't have a statistically higher risk of cancer from Cold War-era radiation, the draft of a landmark study of health risks states.

Lawyer attempts to halt execution

Kid of the Day
Taylor Hensley is today's Kid of the Day.

Five questions: Futurity competitor Scotty Rice

Blaze consumes building
Augusta-Richmond County firefighters work to put out a structure fire in an abandonded building at the corner of Dugas Street and James Brown Boulevard in Augusta.

Ticketing steps up at fort

Thurmond goes back to his roots
AIKEN - Strom Thurmond Jr. started his career as a private attorney in Aiken on Monday with a brief jaunt to his old stomping grounds at the county courthouse.

Across the area
Columbia County authorities are evaluating weekend reports that a series of aftershocks might have followed three small earthquakes last week in the Evans area.

Across Georgia

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.

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
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.

'Are We There Yet' tops at box office

'The Aviator' wins top Producers Guild award
CULVER CITY, Calif. - The Howard Hughes biopic "The Aviator," claimed another top prize at the Producers Guild of America awards.

Rapper named head of Virgin Records Urban Music
NEW YORK - Hit producer and sometime rapper Jermaine Dupri, who's produced chart-topping songs for acts ranging from Usher to Mariah Carey, has been named president of Virgin Records Urban Music, a newly created division of the label.

Rapper Nas, father teach class at Morehouse College
ATLANTA - Students enrolled in Morehouse College's jazz-improv class had Nasty Nas in their area Monday.

Rapper Nas, father teach class at Morehouse College
ATLANTA - Students enrolled in Morehouse College's jazz-improv class had Nasty Nas in their area Monday.

Rapper Nas, father teach class at Morehouse College

Said finally getting his big chance in Cup
Boris Said is no Young Gun. The longtime sports car star is 42, yet hoping to match the recent success of some of the youthful stars in NASCAR's Nextel Cup series.

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.

Said finally getting his big chance in Cup

Loeb wins Monte Carlo rally

Said finally getting his big chance in Cup
Boris Said is no Young Gun. The longtime sports car star is 42, yet hoping to match the recent success of some of the youthful stars in NASCAR's Nextel Cup series.

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.

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.

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

Patriots favored by at least six in early odds

Westbrook, Lewis, Levens help Eagles reach next level

Harrison makes impact for Patriots

Former Hephzibah standout signs with Colts

Falcon faithful disappointed, but proud, after playoff loss

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

Patriots romp Steelers

Falcons proud of season, but not satisfied

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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

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.

Agassi moves into quarters against Federer

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.

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.

Venus Williams ousted from Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia - Venus Williams lost to Alicia Molik 7-5, 7-6 (3) Monday in the fourth round of the Australian Open, extending her Grand Slam drought and keeping her from joining sister Serena in the quarterfinals.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Former Hephzibah standout signs with Colts
Hephzibah High School's Wall of Fame flanks the weight room, right next to the school's gym.

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.

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

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.

Former Hephzibah standout signs with Colts
Hephzibah High School's Wall of Fame flanks the weight room, right next to the school's gym.

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

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.

Falcons proud of season, but not satisfied
ATLANTA - Now comes the hard part for the Atlanta Falcons. Sure, they've had a few breakout seasons - the first division title in 1980, that Super Bowl appearance in 1999, a spot in the NFC championship game this year - but sustained success has always been elusive.

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.

Falcons proud of season, but not satisfied
ATLANTA - Now comes the hard part for the Atlanta Falcons. Sure, they've had a few breakout seasons - the first division title in 1980, that Super Bowl appearance in 1999, a spot in the NFC championship game this year - but sustained success has always been elusive.

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.

'Making the Band 3' to feature 19 female contestants

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

FCC rejects 36 indecency complaints

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.

FCC rejects 36 indecency complaints
WASHINGTON - Regulators rejected 36 complaints of indecency Monday against popular TV shows including "Friends" and "The Simpsons."

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."

'Making the Band 3' to feature 19 female contestants
NEW YORK - P. Diddy has a date with 19 women. The latest Sean "P. Diddy" Combs led version of MTV's reality talent search "Making the Band" will feature 19 women living together in a SoHo loft and competing to become members of an all-girl pop group under the hip-hop mogul's guidance.

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."

Ashton Kutcher plotting makeover reality series
LOS ANGELES - Take seven brainy nerds and seven dim beauties, add Ashton Kutcher as a matchmaker and what do you get?

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."

FCC rejects 36 indecency complaints
WASHINGTON - Regulators rejected 36 complaints of indecency Monday against popular TV shows including "Friends" and "The Simpsons."

FCC decisions making TV execs nervous

'Making the Band 3' to feature 19 female contestants
NEW YORK - P. Diddy has a date with 19 women. The latest Sean "P. Diddy" Combs led version of MTV's reality talent search "Making the Band" will feature 19 women living together in a SoHo loft and competing to become members of an all-girl pop group under the hip-hop mogul's guidance.

Ashton Kutcher plotting makeover reality series

Ashton Kutcher plotting makeover reality series
LOS ANGELES - Take seven brainy nerds and seven dim beauties, add Ashton Kutcher as a matchmaker and what do you get?

NBC tries to douse Couric-CBS rumor

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.

Celebrities remember Johnny Carson

Carson recalled as master of his TV craft

Donald Trump ties the knot

Johnny Carson dies at 79

Quotations on Johnny Carson's death

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.

Lady Dogs top Mississippi State

Taking action to claim victory against battle of bulge
Eighteen pounds lighter, Leia Blackwell, 17, knows weight is more than just a number.

Students learn political dynamics in Model U.N.
Tuesday afternoons at John S. Davidson Fine Arts School are buzzing with the talk of special committees and world affairs, peace treaties and resolutions. You might have seen something like it on television or the movies, but this is the real thing - almost.

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold:

Xtreme question of the week
Q: Are you a fan of all the celebrity-based reality TV shows?

Xtreme question of the week

Girl needs to learn to read danger signs
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I have always been somewhat of a good girl, but I have a boyfriend now and all he wants is to get me drunk, and he is begging me to make out with him all the time.

Girl needs to learn to read danger signs
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I have always been somewhat of a good girl, but I have a boyfriend now and all he wants is to get me drunk, and he is begging me to make out with him all the time.

Girl needs to learn to read danger signs

Concentration is important when scoping boys, er, driving
If there's ever been a time to be cautious, it's today: I turn 15 and I can get my learner's permit.

Concentration is important when scoping boys, er, driving

Taking action to claim victory against battle of bulge

Audio best

Students learn political dynamics in Model U.N.

Taking action to claim victory against battle of bulge
Eighteen pounds lighter, Leia Blackwell, 17, knows weight is more than just a number.

Xtreme question of the week
Q: Are you a fan of all the celebrity-based reality TV shows?

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold:

Concentration is important when scoping boys, er, driving
If there's ever been a time to be cautious, it's today: I turn 15 and I can get my learner's permit.

Students learn political dynamics in Model U.N.
Tuesday afternoons at John S. Davidson Fine Arts School are buzzing with the talk of special committees and world affairs, peace treaties and resolutions. You might have seen something like it on television or the movies, but this is the real thing - almost.

Odds and Ends

Town bans live poultry in residential area