Books briefs

Books briefs
NEW YORK - Those who want to know the hows, whats and whys of the Chinese New Year celebration will find plenty of advice and information in "Good Luck Life: The Essential Guide to Chinese American Celebrations and Culture."

Marine relives his World War II experiences
"Guadalcanal Marine" is an unpretentious account of a North Carolina farm boy's early days as a U.S. Marine during World War II.

Marine relives his World War II experiences
"Guadalcanal Marine" is an unpretentious account of a North Carolina farm boy's early days as a U.S. Marine during World War II.

Research lists Schindler truths

Research lists Schindler truths
ELON, N.C. - David Crowe began researching Oskar Schindler with an open mind, wondering how much of the Academy Award-winning movie about the European industrialist who saved more than 1,000 Jews could possibly be true.

Marine relives his World War II experiences

Research lists Schindler truths
ELON, N.C. - David Crowe began researching Oskar Schindler with an open mind, wondering how much of the Academy Award-winning movie about the European industrialist who saved more than 1,000 Jews could possibly be true.

Books briefs
NEW YORK - Those who want to know the hows, whats and whys of the Chinese New Year celebration will find plenty of advice and information in "Good Luck Life: The Essential Guide to Chinese American Celebrations and Culture."

World Series ball finds a home for now
BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox reached an agreement Friday with former first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz to display the baseball from the final out of the 2004 World Series while putting off the decision on who owns it.

Nothing is off limits for puppy's hungry rampages

Brianna Nicole Casarez
Brian Casarez and Brittany Quick of Waynesboro, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Brianna Nicole, born December 21, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bob Quick and Mr. and Mrs. Juan Casarez, all of Waynesboro.

Mary Brinn Chappell
Dr. and Mrs. Scott Vaughn Chappell of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, January 3, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nessmith and Mr. and Mrs. George Brinn Chappell, all of Statesboro, Ga. Great grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John J. Cooper of Augusta.

John Chandler Brown

Brayden Vince Stone
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Stone of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Brayden Vince, born December 12, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Phil Nuckols of North Augusta and Mrs. Jackie Poteet of Augusta.

Sarah Grace Watson
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Watson of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Grace, born January 3, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James D. Sargent of North Augusta and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Watson of Edgefield, S.C.

Clark Johnson Walker
Mr. and Mrs. Scott and Laura Walker are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Clark Johnson, born January 17, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Taniyuah Lasha Turner

William Kennedy Harpley
Chad and Tara Harpley of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, William Kennedy, born December 19, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Ms. Treva D. Duncan of Appling, Mr. and Mrs. Williams Vanderslice of Port Charlotte, Fla. and Ms. Cindy Harpley of Evans.

William Kennedy Harpley

John Chandler Brown
John and Rebecca Brown of Grovetown, are pleased the announcement of their son, John Chandler, born September 15, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Paul Eubanks and Mrs. Annette Brown and the late Mr. John Thomas Brown, all of Augusta.

Preston Donald Myhand

Riley Jared Dunevent
Jason and Denise Dunevent of Kennesaw, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Riley Jared, born October 23, 2004 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga. Riley made his debut at 1:47 a.m. and weighed 6lbs. 3 oz. He was 19 inches in length. Proud grandparents are Eugene and Margaret Chesser of Augusta and Richard and Frankie Dunevent of Evans.

Shelby Grace Kayea
Mr. and Mrs. Desmond Kayea of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Shelby Grace, born January 3, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. R. Bruce Arganbright of Cicero, N.Y. and Mrs. Gracelyn Kayea of Plattsburgh, N.Y.

James Cannon Bible
James and Lillian Bible are pleased to announce the birth of their son, James Cannon, born January 11, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. He made is debut at 11:03 a.m. and weighed 7 lbs. 0 oz. He was 19 1/2 inches long. Proud grandparents are Calvie Jo McFall of Scottsboro, Ala. and Jim and Pat Bible of Augusta. Great grandmother is Fann P. Cannon of Augusta.

Ian Mikell Bentley
Shannon Bentley and Tiara Czechowski of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son of Ian Mikell, born November 23, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. Proud Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert West of Elberton, Ga., Mr. Kenneth Czechowski of Whixom, Mich. and Mr. and Mrs. Billy Hicks of Washington, Ga.

Daniel Jackson Leogrande
Frank Jr. and Baronda Leogrande are please to announce the birth of their son, Daniel Jackson "Jack", born November 23, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. He is the grandson of Jean Janca, the late Ronald Gaskins and Frank Sr. and Judy Leogrande.

Brianna Nicole Casarez

Taniyuah Lasha Turner
Alexcia D. Curtis and Brandon L. Turner proudly announces the birth of their daughter, Taniyuah Lasha, born, January 5, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Proud grandparents are LeeRoy and Linda Turner, Sr. of Edgefield, S.C. and Vincent Blake Curtis and Deborah Williams Curtis of Hephzibah.

Kaitlyn Elyse Muni

Tamiyah KeAmber Cody
Tameka Brown and Ron Cody of Dearing, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Tamiyah KeAmber, born December 16, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Ms. Johnnie Mae Walker, Mr. Robert Brown, both of Dearing, Ga., Ms. Betty Cody and Elisie Wright, both of Thomson, Ga.

Tyler Nelson Miller

Eric Howard Scott
Eric and Bobbie Jo Scott of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Eric Howard, born December 27, 2004 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adams of Grovetown and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Scott of Evans.

Haleigh Elizabeth Brinson

Brianna Nicole Casarez
Brian Casarez and Brittany Quick of Waynesboro, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Brianna Nicole, born December 21, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bob Quick and Mr. and Mrs. Juan Casarez, all of Waynesboro.

Ian Mikell Bentley
Shannon Bentley and Tiara Czechowski of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son of Ian Mikell, born November 23, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. Proud Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert West of Elberton, Ga., Mr. Kenneth Czechowski of Whixom, Mich. and Mr. and Mrs. Billy Hicks of Washington, Ga.

Kaitlyn Elyse Muni
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Muni of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kaitlyn Elyse, born December 30, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are M. and Mrs. Curtis Krosting of Appling and Mr. and Mrs. Gus Muni of Martinez.

Haleigh Elizabeth Brinson
Mr. and Mrs. John Robert Brinson, Jr. of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Haliegh Elizabeth, born December 28, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James R. Jennings of Martinez and Mr. and Mrs. Brooks M. Mills, Jr. of North Augusta.

Shelby Grace Kayea
Mr. and Mrs. Desmond Kayea of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Shelby Grace, born January 3, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. R. Bruce Arganbright of Cicero, N.Y. and Mrs. Gracelyn Kayea of Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Kaitlyn Elyse Muni
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Muni of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kaitlyn Elyse, born December 30, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are M. and Mrs. Curtis Krosting of Appling and Mr. and Mrs. Gus Muni of Martinez.

Haleigh Elizabeth Brinson
Mr. and Mrs. John Robert Brinson, Jr. of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Haliegh Elizabeth, born December 28, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James R. Jennings of Martinez and Mr. and Mrs. Brooks M. Mills, Jr. of North Augusta.

Eric Howard Scott
Eric and Bobbie Jo Scott of Hephzibah, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Eric Howard, born December 27, 2004 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adams of Grovetown and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Scott of Evans.

Sarah Grace Watson
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Watson of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Grace, born January 3, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James D. Sargent of North Augusta and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Watson of Edgefield, S.C.

John Chandler Brown
John and Rebecca Brown of Grovetown, are pleased the announcement of their son, John Chandler, born September 15, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Paul Eubanks and Mrs. Annette Brown and the late Mr. John Thomas Brown, all of Augusta.

Andrew James Arthur
Andy and Leigh Ann Arthur of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Andrew James, born November 30, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bruce F. Clark of Florence, S.C. and Mr. and Mrs. James M. Arthur, Jr. of Union, S.C.

Eric Howard Scott

Joseph William Prohaska
John and Ruth Prohaska of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of Joseph William, born January 5, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William A. Simmons of Milton, Fla. and Dr. and Mrs. John W. Prohaska of Philmont, Va.

Brayden Vince Stone

Taniyuah Lasha Turner
Alexcia D. Curtis and Brandon L. Turner proudly announces the birth of their daughter, Taniyuah Lasha, born, January 5, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Proud grandparents are LeeRoy and Linda Turner, Sr. of Edgefield, S.C. and Vincent Blake Curtis and Deborah Williams Curtis of Hephzibah.

Shelby Grace Kayea

James Cannon Bible
James and Lillian Bible are pleased to announce the birth of their son, James Cannon, born January 11, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. He made is debut at 11:03 a.m. and weighed 7 lbs. 0 oz. He was 19 1/2 inches long. Proud grandparents are Calvie Jo McFall of Scottsboro, Ala. and Jim and Pat Bible of Augusta. Great grandmother is Fann P. Cannon of Augusta.

Joseph William Prohaska

Daniel Jackson Leogrande
Frank Jr. and Baronda Leogrande are please to announce the birth of their son, Daniel Jackson "Jack", born November 23, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. He is the grandson of Jean Janca, the late Ronald Gaskins and Frank Sr. and Judy Leogrande.

Mary Brinn Chappell

Riley Jared Dunevent
Jason and Denise Dunevent of Kennesaw, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Riley Jared, born October 23, 2004 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga. Riley made his debut at 1:47 a.m. and weighed 6lbs. 3 oz. He was 19 inches in length. Proud grandparents are Eugene and Margaret Chesser of Augusta and Richard and Frankie Dunevent of Evans.

Daniel Jackson Leogrande

Andrew James Arthur
Andy and Leigh Ann Arthur of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Andrew James, born November 30, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bruce F. Clark of Florence, S.C. and Mr. and Mrs. James M. Arthur, Jr. of Union, S.C.

Ian Mikell Bentley

Andrew James Arthur

Joseph William Prohaska
John and Ruth Prohaska of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of Joseph William, born January 5, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William A. Simmons of Milton, Fla. and Dr. and Mrs. John W. Prohaska of Philmont, Va.

James Cannon Bible

Brayden Vince Stone
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Stone of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Brayden Vince, born December 12, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Phil Nuckols of North Augusta and Mrs. Jackie Poteet of Augusta.

Tyler Nelson Miller
Don and Kimberly Miller of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tyler Nelson, born January 12, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Carol and Kenneth Brown of Clarkesville, Ga. and Albert and Audrey Miller of Speculator, N.Y.

Riley Jared Dunevent

William Kennedy Harpley
Chad and Tara Harpley of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, William Kennedy, born December 19, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Ms. Treva D. Duncan of Appling, Mr. and Mrs. Williams Vanderslice of Port Charlotte, Fla. and Ms. Cindy Harpley of Evans.

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. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ray Disher of Hephzibah and James Myhand of Dover, Del. and Patricia Myhand of Augusta.

Mary Brinn Chappell
Dr. and Mrs. Scott Vaughn Chappell of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, January 3, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nessmith and Mr. and Mrs. George Brinn Chappell, all of Statesboro, Ga. Great grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John J. Cooper of 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. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ray Disher of Hephzibah and James Myhand of Dover, Del. and Patricia Myhand of Augusta.

Tyler Nelson Miller
Don and Kimberly Miller of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tyler Nelson, born January 12, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Carol and Kenneth Brown of Clarkesville, Ga. and Albert and Audrey Miller of Speculator, N.Y.

Sarah Grace Watson

Motorists buy gasoline for 18 cents a gallon
OMAHA, Neb. - A misplaced decimal point gave drivers a surprisingly good deal on gas, and fueled some threats of violence.

Guide recommends restaurant that hadn't opened
PARIS - For the first time in its 105-year history, Michelin is recalling an edition of its famous food guide after it recommended a restaurant whose rating was determined before it served customers.

Children find pile of cash lost by suspected drug dealers
DALLAS - A convenience store owner in one of Dallas' poorest neighborhoods was amazed when she started seeing children from the elementary school across the street buying candy and chips with $100 bills.

Odds and Ends
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The naked jogger has met his fate: a year in jail and a $1,000 fine for running around the neighborhood without his shorts.

Children find pile of cash lost by suspected drug dealers
DALLAS - A convenience store owner in one of Dallas' poorest neighborhoods was amazed when she started seeing children from the elementary school across the street buying candy and chips with $100 bills.

Guide recommends restaurant that hadn't opened
PARIS - For the first time in its 105-year history, Michelin is recalling an edition of its famous food guide after it recommended a restaurant whose rating was determined before it served customers.

Ford recalls vehicles because of fire risk

Crude prices fall as market eyes OPEC, Iraq
LONDON - Crude oil futures prices fell Friday on speculation that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, which pumps more than a third of the world's oil, will not cut production at a meeting Sunday.

P&G in $57 billion deal for Gillette

Property transfers

Bank reports record profits
Last year's slowdown in mortgage activity didn't stop Georgia Bank & Trust Co. from having a banner year.

Car rental companies snub, charge young drivers

Program aims to boost honey bee population

P&G in $57 billion deal for Gillette
NEW YORK - Procter & Gamble Co., the leading U.S. maker of household products whose brands include Crest, Pampers, Tide and Charmin, is buying the razor and battery maker Gillette Co. for $57 billion in a deal that will create the world's biggest consumer-products enterprise, the companies announced Friday.

Bank reports record profits

Economic growth slows bit in final quarter of '04
WASHINGTON - Economic growth slowed a bit in the final stretch of 2004, expanding at a still respectable 3.1 percent pace. For all of last year, though, the economy clocked in at its fastest clip since 1999, a compelling sign that the recovery is more deeply rooted.

Ford recalls vehicles because of fire risk
DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 800,000 pickups and sport utility vehicles because the cruise control switch could short circuit and cause a fire under the hood, the automaker said.

Establishment is focused on minority community
Broad Street was the site of a "capitol" celebration Friday. Capitol City Bank & Trust Co. held its official ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony for its first branch in the Augusta area.

On the move

Local bar owners feeling tapped out
Opening a bar downtown has never been easy, but some proprietors say starting a bar and keeping it running is getting tougher as the number of establishments have grown in recent years.

Program aims to boost honey bee population
RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina is trying to boost the buzz surrounding the state's crops.

Larger companies want Social Security system that is stable

Larger companies want Social Security system that is stable
NEW YORK - There's been a curious silence on Wall Street since President Bush proposed that Social Security be privatized.

Fat Man's in Evans to become Pizza Joint

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Jan. 14-19. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Local bar owners feeling tapped out

Establishment is focused on minority community

Business calendar
Wednesday: Opening and running a successful business; Small Business Development Center at USC Aiken; explore the basics of how to set up your own business; 9-11 a.m., Penland Administration Building, Room 106. Registration is required, call (803) 641-3646.

Crude prices fall as market eyes OPEC, Iraq

On the move
Greg DeSandy has been named director of sales and marketing at Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta and at Country Inn & Suites. Mr. DeSandy has more than 15 years of hospitality industry experience and was most recently in sales and marketing at the Marriott Hotel at Centerpoint in Detroit. He earned a bachelor's degree in advertising from Michigan State University.

Economic growth slows bit in final quarter of '04

Car rental companies snub, charge young drivers
NEW YORK - Lindsey Benoit thought her three-day trip from New York to New Hampshire would be easy - until she started looking for a rental car.

P&G in $57 billion deal for Gillette
NEW YORK - Procter & Gamble Co., the leading U.S. maker of household products whose brands include Crest, Pampers, Tide and Charmin, is buying the razor and battery maker Gillette Co. for $57 billion in a deal that will create the world's biggest consumer-products enterprise, the companies announced Friday.

Fat Man's in Evans to become Pizza Joint
It's out with the Fat Man and in with the pizza pan. Fat Man's West in Columbia County was sold Thursday to entrepreneur Michael Schepis, who plans to turn the 8,000-square-foot building into his second Pizza Joint location by spring.

Economic growth slows bit in final quarter of '04
WASHINGTON - Economic growth slowed a bit in the final stretch of 2004, expanding at a still respectable 3.1 percent pace. For all of last year, though, the economy clocked in at its fastest clip since 1999, a compelling sign that the recovery is more deeply rooted.

Larger companies want Social Security system that is stable
NEW YORK - There's been a curious silence on Wall Street since President Bush proposed that Social Security be privatized.

Program aims to boost honey bee population
RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina is trying to boost the buzz surrounding the state's crops.

Local bar owners feeling tapped out
Opening a bar downtown has never been easy, but some proprietors say starting a bar and keeping it running is getting tougher as the number of establishments have grown in recent years.

Establishment is focused on minority community
Broad Street was the site of a "capitol" celebration Friday. Capitol City Bank & Trust Co. held its official ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony for its first branch in the Augusta area.

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Jan. 14-19. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Crude prices fall as market eyes OPEC, Iraq
LONDON - Crude oil futures prices fell Friday on speculation that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, which pumps more than a third of the world's oil, will not cut production at a meeting Sunday.

Business calendar
Wednesday: Opening and running a successful business; Small Business Development Center at USC Aiken; explore the basics of how to set up your own business; 9-11 a.m., Penland Administration Building, Room 106. Registration is required, call (803) 641-3646.

Ford recalls vehicles because of fire risk
DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 800,000 pickups and sport utility vehicles because the cruise control switch could short circuit and cause a fire under the hood, the automaker said.

On the move
Greg DeSandy has been named director of sales and marketing at Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta and at Country Inn & Suites. Mr. DeSandy has more than 15 years of hospitality industry experience and was most recently in sales and marketing at the Marriott Hotel at Centerpoint in Detroit. He earned a bachelor's degree in advertising from Michigan State University.

Bank reports record profits
Last year's slowdown in mortgage activity didn't stop Georgia Bank & Trust Co. from having a banner year.

Car rental companies snub, charge young drivers
NEW YORK - Lindsey Benoit thought her three-day trip from New York to New Hampshire would be easy - until she started looking for a rental car.

Fat Man's in Evans to become Pizza Joint
It's out with the Fat Man and in with the pizza pan. Fat Man's West in Columbia County was sold Thursday to entrepreneur Michael Schepis, who plans to turn the 8,000-square-foot building into his second Pizza Joint location by spring.

Business calendar

Media, parents turn up heat on schools' spokeswoman

Media, parents turn up heat on schools' spokeswoman
The heat may be broken in several Richmond County schools, but it's reaching a boiling point in Mechelle Jordan's office.

Media, parents turn up heat on schools' spokeswoman
The heat may be broken in several Richmond County schools, but it's reaching a boiling point in Mechelle Jordan's office.

Wolfpack connect from long distance, down Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. - Julius Hodge hopes to see a lot more games like this.

Wolfpack connect from long distance, down Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. - Julius Hodge hopes to see a lot more games like this.

Wolfpack connect from long distance, down Clemson

SEC roundup

Long, USC Upstate rolling

Our own obligation

Our own obligation
A great number of things can affect turnout in an American election. The perceived importance of the positions on the ballot. The collective mood of the electorate. The competitiveness of the election. And, yes, the weather. Even rain can scare off some voters.

Hollywood: hell-bent

Unfunny and unbelievable

Let parents go
They're trying to re-create Brown vs. Board of Education in Atlanta.

Unfunny and unbelievable
Waves of righteous criticism are not easily swept away. That's what officials at a New York radio station are finding after their morning personalities aired a disgusting and racist song mocking the victims of the Asian tsunami Jan. 18.

Hollywood: hell-bent
Mel Gibson's powerful Passion of the Christ was the third-highest grossing movie of 2004 - outdoing even the latest Harry Potter installment. It has become the ninth-highest grossing movie of all time.

Our own obligation
A great number of things can affect turnout in an American election. The perceived importance of the positions on the ballot. The collective mood of the electorate. The competitiveness of the election. And, yes, the weather. Even rain can scare off some voters.

Unfunny and unbelievable
Waves of righteous criticism are not easily swept away. That's what officials at a New York radio station are finding after their morning personalities aired a disgusting and racist song mocking the victims of the Asian tsunami Jan. 18.

Don't overreact
Cathy Cox is a fine secretary of state. She got Georgia through some pretty contentious elections using new computer-screen ballots. She's a very nice lady. And she's an up-and-comer in Democratic politics.

Let parents go

Let parents go
They're trying to re-create Brown vs. Board of Education in Atlanta.

Hollywood: hell-bent
Mel Gibson's powerful Passion of the Christ was the third-highest grossing movie of 2004 - outdoing even the latest Harry Potter installment. It has become the ninth-highest grossing movie of all time.

Judge allows adult-oriented material in Jackson trial
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Dozens of adult-oriented books, magazines and DVDs seized at Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch - one with the fingerprints of Jackson and his accuser - can be used as evidence in the singer's upcoming trial, the judge ruled Friday.

Judge allows adult-oriented material in Jackson trial
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Dozens of adult-oriented books, magazines and DVDs seized at Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch - one with the fingerprints of Jackson and his accuser - can be used as evidence in the singer's upcoming trial, the judge ruled Friday.

People: Swank, Eddy Grant and more
NEW YORK - While training for the boxing drama "Million Dollar Baby," Hilary Swank was nearly TKO'd - by a foot infection.

People: Swank, Eddy Grant and more
NEW YORK - While training for the boxing drama "Million Dollar Baby," Hilary Swank was nearly TKO'd - by a foot infection.

Is now a good time to sell your business?
NEW YORK - With the economy growing stronger, it might seem like a good time to try to sell your small business.

Is now a good time to sell your business?

Is now a good time to sell your business?
NEW YORK - With the economy growing stronger, it might seem like a good time to try to sell your small business.

Langdale claims non-pro victory
A loud roar went up from Jim Langdale's family and friends after his final score was posted. The amateur cutter broke into a wide grin.

Hall cashes in aboard Play Stocks

Hall cashes in aboard Play Stocks
The score flashed. The crowd yelled out. And Michelle Hall leaned her head back in disbelief.

Vangilder finds the right ride

Former NFL standout earns place in finals

Langdale claims non-pro victory

Former NFL standout earns place in finals
Mel Blount is quick to distinguish the difference between showing cutting horses and playing football.

Langdale claims non-pro victory
A loud roar went up from Jim Langdale's family and friends after his final score was posted. The amateur cutter broke into a wide grin.

Flynn rides to championship
It's only fitting the top qualifier in the Western Horseman Cup Open competition walked away with the season-ending title.

Former NFL standout earns place in finals
Mel Blount is quick to distinguish the difference between showing cutting horses and playing football.

Vangilder finds the right ride
Jim Vangilder had this silly preconceived notion that he wouldn't like riding a stallion. Turns out he was wrong.

Hall cashes in aboard Play Stocks
The score flashed. The crowd yelled out. And Michelle Hall leaned her head back in disbelief.

Vangilder finds the right ride
Jim Vangilder had this silly preconceived notion that he wouldn't like riding a stallion. Turns out he was wrong.

Eagles' winning streak halted
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Former Josey star Tony Mitchell scored 19 of his game-high 24 points in the final 20 minutes as the College of Charleston overcame a 16-point second-half deficit to beat Georgia Southern, 71-64 on Saturday.

Eagles' winning streak halted
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Former Josey star Tony Mitchell scored 19 of his game-high 24 points in the final 20 minutes as the College of Charleston overcame a 16-point second-half deficit to beat Georgia Southern, 71-64 on Saturday.

ACC Sunday night games have following
ATLANTA - For Robert Allen, a Texas high school basketball coach, Sunday is his one day off a week.

Jackets see things finally fall into place
ATLANTA -- Exactly where Georgia Tech misplaced it is hard to say. Maybe in some dusty locker room at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

ACC Sunday night games have following
ATLANTA - For Robert Allen, a Texas high school basketball coach, Sunday is his one day off a week.

Eagles' winning streak halted

ACC Sunday night games have following

Irwin takes two-stroke lead at Turtle Bay

Irwin takes two-stroke lead at Turtle Bay
KAHUKU, Hawaii - Four-time defending champion Hale Irwin shot a bogey-free 6-under 66 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over Allen Doyle after two rounds of the Turtle Bay Championship.

Ogilvie hangs onto two-shot lead in Hope
LA QUINTA, Calif. - Although different parts of Joe Ogilvie's game have come and gone this week, he's managed to hold it together enough to stay in front.

Irwin takes two-stroke lead at Turtle Bay
KAHUKU, Hawaii - Four-time defending champion Hale Irwin shot a bogey-free 6-under 66 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over Allen Doyle after two rounds of the Turtle Bay Championship.

Prep recruiting notebook

Frye cooks up last victory

Spartans defeat Bulldogs

Friday's Prep basketball scores

Rivers picks up final home win

Prep recruiting notebook
There's a part of the recruiting game that doesn't take into account 40-yard times, height, weight or the ability to make things happen on a football field.

Frye cooks up last victory
MOBILE, Ala. - Darren Sproles ran for a touchdown, Charlie Frye threw for 138 yards and a score and Mike Nugent kicked three field goals in the Senior Bowl to lead the North to a 23-13 victory Saturday over the South.

Frye cooks up last victory
MOBILE, Ala. - Darren Sproles ran for a touchdown, Charlie Frye threw for 138 yards and a score and Mike Nugent kicked three field goals in the Senior Bowl to lead the North to a 23-13 victory Saturday over the South.

Prep recruiting notebook
There's a part of the recruiting game that doesn't take into account 40-yard times, height, weight or the ability to make things happen on a football field.

Nothing is off limits for puppy's hungry rampages
Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail.

Nothing is off limits for puppy's hungry rampages
Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail.

Concerned citizens must summon desire to improve local schools
As we grapple with mediocrity and disorder in our public schools, we should consider what lies at the core: lack of initiative, desire and responsibility. Brian Green, Augusta

City must fix past problems first
I have lived in Augusta for 11 years, and I see the real charm with the city. I feel like we have a lot of room to improve, and I feel like planning in the past is more to blame for our problems than our current commission.Jimmy Quinton, Augusta

Help greatest number of pupils
What a great thing! I suppose that's what I'm supposed to say about The Chronicle story "Students get a chance at early college work" (Jan. 7). Ninth-graders now can take college courses, and high school graduates can graduate with a two-year college degree.Howard Lobaugh, North Augusta, S.C.

U.S. action in Iraq is necessary
Regarding Dr. Jurgen Brauer's erroneous assessment of the United States as being "occupiers" ("Yes, U.S. is an occupier in Iraq"): Germany, his homeland, did just that to so many countries throughout Europe.Kevin Burns, Martinez

Listen to residents about growth
I am writing in reference to Preston Sparks' Jan. 5 article in The Augusta Chronicle regarding Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross' state of the county summation as "good, really good."Al Hutko, Evans

Smart criminals wouldn't get shot
Regarding the Augusta Chronicle story "Store's owners kill would-be robbers" (Jan. 26), and the quote from Gloria Doster, "I was trying to blow his brains out is what I was trying to do": You've got some real dumb criminals in Georgia.Don Schwarz, Stoughton, Mass.

Help greatest number of pupils
What a great thing! I suppose that's what I'm supposed to say about The Chronicle story "Students get a chance at early college work" (Jan. 7). Ninth-graders now can take college courses, and high school graduates can graduate with a two-year college degree.Howard Lobaugh, North Augusta, S.C.

Smart criminals wouldn't get shot

Help greatest number of pupils

It's time to hatch an Iraq exit plan
I often ask myself this question: Are we fighting a war anywhere? Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

City must fix past problems first
I have lived in Augusta for 11 years, and I see the real charm with the city. I feel like we have a lot of room to improve, and I feel like planning in the past is more to blame for our problems than our current commission.Jimmy Quinton, Augusta

U.S. action in Iraq is necessary

Smart criminals wouldn't get shot
Regarding the Augusta Chronicle story "Store's owners kill would-be robbers" (Jan. 26), and the quote from Gloria Doster, "I was trying to blow his brains out is what I was trying to do": You've got some real dumb criminals in Georgia.Don Schwarz, Stoughton, Mass.

City must fix past problems first

U.S. action in Iraq is necessary
Regarding Dr. Jurgen Brauer's erroneous assessment of the United States as being "occupiers" ("Yes, U.S. is an occupier in Iraq"): Germany, his homeland, did just that to so many countries throughout Europe.Kevin Burns, Martinez

Snow, rain can cause water damage to homes in winter

At dinner, sit same sex side by side

Artist tries to make creations from chaos

Skin is the first line of defense against the cold

Travel briefs

Oleg Cassini relevant - and still designing - at 91

Romantic dining for sweethearts in Paris

In the know

Mementos add charm to modest patio home

Travel briefs
PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. - The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has started screening those celebrating Mass on cruise ships, a plan geared toward preventing former, rental and even fraudulent priests from ministering to Catholic passengers.

Oleg Cassini relevant - and still designing - at 91
NEW YORK - For nearly all his 91 years, fashion designer Oleg Cassini has been on the move.

At dinner, sit same sex side by side
Dear Carson: During the holidays my wife and I went to an upscale restaurant with another couple.

At dinner, sit same sex side by side
Dear Carson: During the holidays my wife and I went to an upscale restaurant with another couple.

Artist tries to make creations from chaos
Not one for clay or casting, sculptor Patrick Dougherty believes in the simple power of sticks.

Romantic dining for sweethearts in Paris
PARIS - How do you celebrate Valentine's Day in Paris - an obvious romantic destination for courting lovers?

Snow, rain can cause water damage to homes in winter
NEW YORK - With blizzards blowing across the northern states and rain-laden winds whipping the South, many people are grappling with water damage to their homes.

Snow, rain can cause water damage to homes in winter
NEW YORK - With blizzards blowing across the northern states and rain-laden winds whipping the South, many people are grappling with water damage to their homes.

Skin is the first line of defense against the cold
NEW YORK - Skin does a darn good job of protecting you against the cold, windy dry air that blows all winter long, but like any barrier that takes a constant beating, skin needs to be cared for and treated with the proper materials.

Mementos add charm to modest patio home
Although she has lived in her west Augusta patio home for more than eight years, Jane Armstrong says her home's dcor is a work in progress.

Oleg Cassini relevant - and still designing - at 91
NEW YORK - For nearly all his 91 years, fashion designer Oleg Cassini has been on the move.

Preserve those newspaper clippings in club soda
Got newspaper articles you'd like to save? And you want to keep them from getting brittle, yellow and fading? Here's how to whip up a special brew that'll keep them looking good as new.

In the know
If you have an amazing breaking-up story whether you are the breaker or the breakee share the misery and drop The Augusta Chronicle a line.

In the know
If you have an amazing breaking-up story whether you are the breaker or the breakee share the misery and drop The Augusta Chronicle a line.

Romantic dining for sweethearts in Paris
PARIS - How do you celebrate Valentine's Day in Paris - an obvious romantic destination for courting lovers?

Mementos add charm to modest patio home
Although she has lived in her west Augusta patio home for more than eight years, Jane Armstrong says her home's dcor is a work in progress.

Travel briefs
PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. - The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has started screening those celebrating Mass on cruise ships, a plan geared toward preventing former, rental and even fraudulent priests from ministering to Catholic passengers.

Artist tries to make creations from chaos
Not one for clay or casting, sculptor Patrick Dougherty believes in the simple power of sticks.

Skin is the first line of defense against the cold
NEW YORK - Skin does a darn good job of protecting you against the cold, windy dry air that blows all winter long, but like any barrier that takes a constant beating, skin needs to be cared for and treated with the proper materials.

Second period lifts Ice Pilots over Lynx
In Pensacola, Fla., the Ice Pilots scored three consecutive goals in the second period to top Augusta, 4-1 on Friday night at the Pensacola Civic Center.

Second period lifts Ice Pilots over Lynx
In Pensacola, Fla., the Ice Pilots scored three consecutive goals in the second period to top Augusta, 4-1 on Friday night at the Pensacola Civic Center.

Second period lifts Ice Pilots over Lynx

Expect new bills to attract debate
ATLANTA - The Georgia Legislature shifted into high gear last week as lawmakers introduced several major bills expected to generate heated debate in the coming weeks.

Man will face meth lab charge
A 31-year-old Grovetown man has been arrested after Columbia County police said they found a methamphetamine lab inside his home.

Kid of the Day

Raids lead to gaming arrests

Was slaughter part of a religious ceremony?
AMARILLO, Texas - The controversy over two veterinarians slaughtering a lamb at a state laboratory in Amarillo might come down to whether or not the slaughter qualifies as a religious ceremony.

News you can use

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Megan Dickens of Augusta.

Barrow gets accustomed to new job in Congress

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina

Man gets 5 years for felony
A Grovetown man tried on child molestation charges Friday was found guilty of felony sexual battery and sentenced to five years in prison.

Kid of the Day

GOP women revive two previous bills

Storm temporarily slows down area

Residents enjoy low cost of living

Sales of land lead to inquiry

Proposal aims to bring money to poor areas

Legislators focus on education early

Cases' looks might deceive

Across the area

Across Georgia

Democrats craft 'conservative' legislation

Faith groups rally at Capitol
ATLANTA - About 200 religious advocates rallied Friday at the Capitol in support of a proposed constitutional amendment that would loosen restrictions on letting churches, mosques and other faith-based organizations use state tax dollars to serve the needy.

Georgia's islands draw VIP guests for Super Bowl

Cases' looks might deceive
Even if it looks like someone committed suicide at first, Richmond County authorities say they don't take it at face value.

SRS layoff request is in limbo

Cases' looks might deceive
Even if it looks like someone committed suicide at first, Richmond County authorities say they don't take it at face value.

Across the southeast

MOX plant gets past one block
A crucial regulatory hurdle has been cleared by the proposed mixed-oxide plant that will eventually provide 500 new jobs at the beleaguered Savannah River Site and is slated for ground-breaking in May.

Rants and raves
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Substitute teacher will not face charges
Richmond County District Attorney Danny Craig announced Friday that he will not charge a Murphey Middle School substitute teacher whose sixth-grade class said he threatened to kill them Wednesday.

Legislators focus on education early
ATLANTA -- From teacher pay to classroom spending to whether evolution should be taught in schools: When it comes to issues lawmakers love to tackle, nothing quite stacks up to education.

Georgia's islands draw VIP guests for Super Bowl
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - Stephanie Noble still gets dozens of calls each day for ocean-side condos she rented out months ago, and she's busy preparing VIP gift baskets with tickets for free rounds of golf and bottles of champagne.

News you can use
It's an uncertain time for airlines nationwide. But that doesn't mean travelers need to avoid the skies completely.

Sales of land lead to inquiry
The Georgia attorney general's office is investigating an unusual land deal in which the daughter and son-in-law of former state Sen. Don Cheeks bought a piece of property and sold it to the Georgia Department of Transportation two years later for more than 10 times what they paid for it.

Sales of land lead to inquiry
The Georgia attorney general's office is investigating an unusual land deal in which the daughter and son-in-law of former state Sen. Don Cheeks bought a piece of property and sold it to the Georgia Department of Transportation two years later for more than 10 times what they paid for it.

Across South Carolina

Region braces for winter storm

Across the area

Congressman Norwood works, recovers at home

MOX plant gets past one block

Faith groups rally at Capitol

Two charter schools name their leaders

Tenenbaum pays visit to Graniteville pupils

Region braces for winter storm
Although local weather officials aren't expecting wintry weather reminiscent of last January's major ice storm that knocked out power to tens of thousands, they are still preparing for potentially dangerous conditions today.

Two charter schools name their leaders
Meet Marva Tutt Gibson, the first with tickets to the Alicia Keys concert and the future charter-school principal for Jenkins-White Elementary School.

Across South Carolina
ROCK HILL - A Rock Hill police officer received a verbal warning and was required to attend a Taser retraining course after using a stun gun on an elderly woman, according to documents released Thursday.

Proposal aims to bring money to poor areas
ATLANTA - Hoping to give Augusta a way to jump-start investment in blighted areas, several Richmond County legislators want to give the city the power to form special tax districts to entice development.

Former sheriff studies actions
Former Aiken County Sheriff Howard Sellers returned to his old stomping grounds Friday to review how law enforcement and emergency management officials handled this month's Graniteville train disaster.

Tenenbaum pays visit to Graniteville pupils
AIKEN - Wearing her signature ruby-red dress suit, Inez Tenenbaum made her way into the center of a Byrd Elementary School classroom filled with kindergartners.

Tenenbaum pays visit to Graniteville pupils
AIKEN - Wearing her signature ruby-red dress suit, Inez Tenenbaum made her way into the center of a Byrd Elementary School classroom filled with kindergartners.

Your house will soon be online
It might seem like something the CIA would have - an aerial photograph of your house and all others in Columbia County.

MOX plant gets past one block
A crucial regulatory hurdle has been cleared by the proposed mixed-oxide plant that will eventually provide 500 new jobs at the beleaguered Savannah River Site and is slated for ground-breaking in May.

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

Two charter schools name their leaders
Meet Marva Tutt Gibson, the first with tickets to the Alicia Keys concert and the future charter-school principal for Jenkins-White Elementary School.

Protest is over flag in painting
AMARILLO, Texas - One Amarillo man says an image of a Confederate battle flag is sending Randall County jurors a subliminal message of racism.

Protest is over flag in painting
AMARILLO, Texas - One Amarillo man says an image of a Confederate battle flag is sending Randall County jurors a subliminal message of racism.

Expect new bills to attract debate

Across the southeast
MONTGOMERY, ALA. - An Alabama woman reported missing in September survived a police chase and shootout in Georgia that killed her fugitive companion.

Protest is over flag in painting

Raids lead to gaming arrests
A gambling raid by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office vice division Friday resulted in the arrests of a prominent Augusta businessman and a former political candidate.

GOP women revive two previous bills
ATLANTA - Two female Republicans on Friday unveiled legislation that combines a pair of failed abortion bills from 2003 into a single new proposal certain to spark a bitter political feud.

Kid of the Day
Nicole Brown is today's Kid of the Day.

Ex-girlfriend says man rammed her car, hit her
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man accused of ramming the car of an ex-girlfriend, attempting to run her off the road and later assaulting her.

Across Georgia
JONESBORO - Three Clayton County sheriff's deputies who claim they were illegally fired, then reinstated with a demotion, are suing the deputies who were appointed to fill their senior positions.

Former sheriff studies actions
Former Aiken County Sheriff Howard Sellers returned to his old stomping grounds Friday to review how law enforcement and emergency management officials handled this month's Graniteville train disaster.

Raids lead to gaming arrests
A gambling raid by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office vice division Friday resulted in the arrests of a prominent Augusta businessman and a former political candidate.

Across South Carolina
ROCK HILL - A Rock Hill police officer received a verbal warning and was required to attend a Taser retraining course after using a stun gun on an elderly woman, according to documents released Thursday.

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

SRS layoff request is in limbo
NEW ELLENTON - There's a fiscal clock ticking on plans to lay off 1,200 Savannah River Site employees this year, officials said, one that places a penalty on a lengthy delay of approval by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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

Across the area
Construction on a $506 million tritium extraction plant at Savannah River Site is complete, and the new facility will undergo 20 months of tests before full-scale operations start, officials said Friday.

Across Georgia
JONESBORO - Three Clayton County sheriff's deputies who claim they were illegally fired, then reinstated with a demotion, are suing the deputies who were appointed to fill their senior positions.

Faith groups rally at Capitol
ATLANTA - About 200 religious advocates rallied Friday at the Capitol in support of a proposed constitutional amendment that would loosen restrictions on letting churches, mosques and other faith-based organizations use state tax dollars to serve the needy.

Across Georgia
STOCKBRIDGE - A legally blind man charged with recklessly driving a golf cart had an elementary explanation for his actions: It was the dog's fault.

Expect new bills to attract debate
ATLANTA - The Georgia Legislature shifted into high gear last week as lawmakers introduced several major bills expected to generate heated debate in the coming weeks.

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

Proposal aims to bring money to poor areas
ATLANTA - Hoping to give Augusta a way to jump-start investment in blighted areas, several Richmond County legislators want to give the city the power to form special tax districts to entice development.

Georgia's islands draw VIP guests for Super Bowl
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - Stephanie Noble still gets dozens of calls each day for ocean-side condos she rented out months ago, and she's busy preparing VIP gift baskets with tickets for free rounds of golf and bottles of champagne.

Region braces for winter storm
Although local weather officials aren't expecting wintry weather reminiscent of last January's major ice storm that knocked out power to tens of thousands, they are still preparing for potentially dangerous conditions today.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

GOP women revive two previous bills
ATLANTA - Two female Republicans on Friday unveiled legislation that combines a pair of failed abortion bills from 2003 into a single new proposal certain to spark a bitter political feud.

Residents enjoy low cost of living
A study recently conducted on the cost of living for the Augusta area, including Aiken and Columbia counties, showed that when it comes to groceries, the average cost locally is above the national average by about 8.8 percent. But overall, the Augusta area's cost of living was below the national average by 9.6 percent for the first quarter of this year.

Former sheriff studies actions

Storm temporarily slows down area
Freezing rain, sleet and ice temporarily slowed the Augusta area Saturday but weather officials were thankful the storm didn't compare to last year's massive ice-over that brought the city to a standstill and cut power to thousands.

Barrow gets accustomed to new job in Congress
WASHINGTON - The decor in John Barrow's office leaves little doubt where the 49-year-old Democrat calls home.

Across the area
Construction on a $506 million tritium extraction plant at Savannah River Site is complete, and the new facility will undergo 20 months of tests before full-scale operations start, officials said Friday.

Congressman Norwood works, recovers at home
WASHINGTON - Charlie Norwood, R-Evans, is working from his Washington home and steadily recovering from October lung-transplant surgery, according to staff in his Capitol Hill office, who would not allow Mr. Norwood to be interviewed last week.

Bond is withheld for three in cases
A Richmond County Superior Court judge denied bond to several people charged with violent crimes in separate cases Friday.

Democrats craft 'conservative' legislation
ATLANTA - Like boxers who are each aiming to nab a title belt, Republicans and Democrats are now sparring at the Georgia Capitol for the right to claim the "conservative" banner for their respective parties.

News you can use
The IRS offers suggestions if you plan to hire a tax preparer:

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

SRS layoff request is in limbo
NEW ELLENTON - There's a fiscal clock ticking on plans to lay off 1,200 Savannah River Site employees this year, officials said, one that places a penalty on a lengthy delay of approval by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Residents enjoy low cost of living
A study recently conducted on the cost of living for the Augusta area, including Aiken and Columbia counties, showed that when it comes to groceries, the average cost locally is above the national average by about 8.8 percent. But overall, the Augusta area's cost of living was below the national average by 9.6 percent for the first quarter of this year.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Megan Dickens of Augusta.

Across the area
An Augusta man was arrested Friday night and charged with armed robbery, a Richmond County sheriff's report stated.

News you can use
It's an uncertain time for airlines nationwide. But that doesn't mean travelers need to avoid the skies completely.

Storm temporarily slows down area
Freezing rain, sleet and ice temporarily slowed the Augusta area Saturday but weather officials were thankful the storm didn't compare to last year's massive ice-over that brought the city to a standstill and cut power to thousands.

Across the area
An Augusta man was arrested Friday night and charged with armed robbery, a Richmond County sheriff's report stated.

Across the southeast
MONTGOMERY, ALA. - An Alabama woman reported missing in September survived a police chase and shootout in Georgia that killed her fugitive companion.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A lawyer representing the biracial daughter of the late Strom Thurmond says a challenge could be filed to claim part his estate.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A lawyer representing the biracial daughter of the late Strom Thurmond says a challenge could be filed to claim part his estate.

Across Georgia
STOCKBRIDGE - A legally blind man charged with recklessly driving a golf cart had an elementary explanation for his actions: It was the dog's fault.

Kid of the Day
Nicole Brown is today's Kid of the Day.

Howell endears self with calm, cool demeanor
If ever there are moments when the rules of decorum could be relaxed, this was one.

Howell endears self with calm, cool demeanor
If ever there are moments when the rules of decorum could be relaxed, this was one.

At the Movies: 'Alone in the Dark'

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

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

At the Movies: 'Alone in the Dark'
Tara Reid plays a character in "Alone in the Dark" who's described in the movie's production notes as "a brilliant anthropologist." And it's not even a comedy!

At the Movies: 'Alone in the Dark'
Tara Reid plays a character in "Alone in the Dark" who's described in the movie's production notes as "a brilliant anthropologist." And it's not even a comedy!

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

Branford Marsalis embraces the jazz tradition

Branford Marsalis embraces the jazz tradition
NEW YORK - Branford Marsalis has no regrets about casting aside what to many would seem the trappings of a successful musical career - the gigs as bandleader-sidekick on "The Tonight Show" and musical director of Sting's post-Police band, even a contract with a major record label.

Branford Marsalis embraces the jazz tradition
NEW YORK - Branford Marsalis has no regrets about casting aside what to many would seem the trappings of a successful musical career - the gigs as bandleader-sidekick on "The Tonight Show" and musical director of Sting's post-Police band, even a contract with a major record label.

Atlanta barely makes it to game
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The travel-weary Atlanta Hawks finally arrived in Memphis about an hour before Saturday night's delayed game against the Grizzlies, after being stranded for nearly 24 hours by a winter storm that paralyzed Atlanta's airport.

Atlanta barely makes it to game

Atlanta barely makes it to game
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The travel-weary Atlanta Hawks finally arrived in Memphis about an hour before Saturday night's delayed game against the Grizzlies, after being stranded for nearly 24 hours by a winter storm that paralyzed Atlanta's airport.

Bruins topple Trojans
LOS ANGELES - Dijon Thompson scored eight of his 24 points in the final 4:45 as UCLA rallied from an 18-point halftime deficit to beat Southern California 72-69 on Saturday, snapping a four-game losing streak to its crosstown rival.

Long, USC Upstate rolling
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

Long, USC Upstate rolling
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

Small college roundup
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Charleston Southern's Chris Moore missed three free throws with a second to go as the Buccaneers lost to North Carolina-Asheville 66-63 on Saturday.

SEC roundup
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Kentucky players held their breath Saturday as they waited to see whether Eric Ferguson's 3-point attempt at the game's end would fall for an Arkansas victory. But the shot missed, and the No. 7 Wildcats survived for a 68-67 victory.

SEC roundup
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Kentucky players held their breath Saturday as they waited to see whether Eric Ferguson's 3-point attempt at the game's end would fall for an Arkansas victory. But the shot missed, and the No. 7 Wildcats survived for a 68-67 victory.

Eagles fans earned their Boo Birds rep

Mrs. Mary Dixon Glass    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Cal Davis    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Mary H. Green    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Lillie Vaughan Smith    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. M.R. Janakammal    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Weathersbee Meador    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Samuel Williams    (LONG ISLAND, N.Y.)
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Mrs. Sara Miller Moffitt    (JACKSON, S.C.)
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Mr. Tony Scott Sherman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Elijah (Bud) Roundtree    (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)
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Mrs. Estelle Quinn Crenshaw    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Ms. Rose Evans    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Pate Jacobs    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. James Lamar McNeal    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanne V. Newby    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Wilhelmina Stalling    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Dolores McCabe Pinkerton    (HRH AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lillian Kirby Klein    (RIDGELAND, S.C.)
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Mrs. Sara Miller Moffitt    (JACKSON, S.C.)
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Mr. William B. Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ella Mae Quarles    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mr. Monroe "Doc" Gulledge    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
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Mr. Larry Mathis    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Helen Black Joyner    (OLAR, S.C.)
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Mrs. Lannie Mack Terry    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
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Mr. Cal Davis    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Carrie Lou Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Grover Brinson    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. James Lamar McNeal    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Dolores McCabe Pinkerton    (HRH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Grover Brinson    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
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Mrs. Norma Jean McKinney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles A. Wilder    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr s. Joyce E. Simonian    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Tony Scott Sherman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. M.R. Janakammal    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ella Mae Quarles    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mr. Willie Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Willie Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Michelle Worrell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Helen Corley Clarke    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Stephanie Rountree Hackett    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Pastor LaVonna Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Helen Black Joyner    (OLAR, S.C.)

Ex-official fought cancer through 2004
A former Columbia County Chamber of Commerce official lost her long battle with cancer Friday.

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Ms. Laura Bell Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. James Crittenden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Hattie Curtis    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Curtis    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Pastor LaVonna Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Londy Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Willie R. Barnett    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Londy Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Monroe "Doc" Gulledge    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Pastor LaVonna Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Weathersbee Meador    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Stephanie Rountree Hackett    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Terry W. Silvey    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Norma Jean McKinney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Bishop Lewis Pinkston    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr s. Joyce E. Simonian    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Mae Quarles    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Larry Mathis    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Stephanie Rountree Hackett    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary H. Green    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Charles A. Wilder    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. William B. Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John (Boisie) Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Pate Jacobs    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Charles A. Wilder    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Estelle Quinn Crenshaw    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Wilhelmina Stalling    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tony Scott Sherman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tony Scott Sherman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Vaughan Smith    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Sara Miller Moffitt    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ethel Weathersbee Meador    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Kirby Klein    (RIDGELAND, S.C.)

Mr. Charles A. Wilder    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ann Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Mae Quarles    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Pastor LaVonna Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Corley Clarke    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward H. Bussey, Sr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosely J. Burton    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Samuel Williams    (LONG ISLAND, N.Y.)

Mrs. Ethel Weathersbee Meador    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Terry W. Silvey    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Monroe "Doc" Gulledge    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Bishop Lewis Pinkston    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Ms. Laura Bell Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dolores McCabe Pinkerton    (HRH AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Monroe "Doc" Gulledge    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
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Ms. Carrie Lou Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John (Boisie) Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Norma Jean McKinney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Willie R. Barnett    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ann Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Rosely J. Burton    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
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Mr. Edward H. Bussey, Sr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Ms. Rose Evans    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. James Lamar McNeal (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Vaughan Smith (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Ms. Laura Bell Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Weathersbee Meador (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tony Scott Sherman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward H. Bussey, Sr. (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. M.R. Janakammal (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosely J. Burton (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Michelle Worrell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Curtis (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Corley Clarke (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Williams (LONG ISLAND, N.Y.)

Mrs. Wilhelmina Stalling (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Rose Evans (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Kirby Klein (RIDGELAND, S.C.)

Mr. Charles A. Wilder (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Willie R. Barnett (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Pate Jacobs (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ann Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Pastor LaVonna Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Weathersbee Meador (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary H. Green (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Cal Davis (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ella Mae Quarles (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Estelle Quinn Crenshaw (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Miller Moffitt (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Grover Brinson (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. John (Boisie) Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Norma Jean McKinney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Terry W. Silvey (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Black Joyner (OLAR, S.C.)

Mr. William B. Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Mathis (THOMSON, Ga.)

Bishop Lewis Pinkston (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr s. Joyce E. Simonian (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Miller Moffitt (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Londy Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dolores McCabe Pinkerton (HRH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Monroe "Doc" Gulledge (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Stephanie Rountree Hackett (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Pastor LaVonna Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Mae Quarles (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Charles A. Wilder (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James Crittenden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Monroe "Doc" Gulledge (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Tony Scott Sherman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

It's time Georgians got a "litigation tax cut"
As Republicans steer the ship in the Georgia House for the first time in 134 years, one of our four guiding principles is to try to reduce the tax burden on our citizens.

Bethlehem must shed historical designation
The beleaguered citizens in Bethlehem need our help. Unlike most of us, they live in a neighborhood where the sound of gunfire is commonplace; thugs and drug pushers prey on the young; and abandoned and burned-out buildings fill the panorama. I don't care if the place is called "historic" - no one should have to live in an area like Bethlehem.

Bethlehem must shed historical designation
The beleaguered citizens in Bethlehem need our help. Unlike most of us, they live in a neighborhood where the sound of gunfire is commonplace; thugs and drug pushers prey on the young; and abandoned and burned-out buildings fill the panorama. I don't care if the place is called "historic" - no one should have to live in an area like Bethlehem.

It's time Georgians got a "litigation tax cut"
As Republicans steer the ship in the Georgia House for the first time in 134 years, one of our four guiding principles is to try to reduce the tax burden on our citizens.

Bethlehem must shed historical designation
The beleaguered citizens in Bethlehem need our help. Unlike most of us, they live in a neighborhood where the sound of gunfire is commonplace; thugs and drug pushers prey on the young; and abandoned and burned-out buildings fill the panorama. I don't care if the place is called "historic" - no one should have to live in an area like Bethlehem.

It's time Georgians got a "litigation tax cut"
As Republicans steer the ship in the Georgia House for the first time in 134 years, one of our four guiding principles is to try to reduce the tax burden on our citizens.

Chris Rock hip-hops into mainstream Oscar gig
BURBANK, Calif. - Chris Rock's eyes darted around the room, studying the chattering group of international print journalists. He licked his lips, clasped his hands... and only dropped one F-bomb as they questioned him in a variety of accents.

Chris Rock hip-hops into mainstream Oscar gig

Chris Rock hip-hops into mainstream Oscar gig
BURBANK, Calif. - Chris Rock's eyes darted around the room, studying the chattering group of international print journalists. He licked his lips, clasped his hands... and only dropped one F-bomb as they questioned him in a variety of accents.

Overtime

Overtime

Hewitt beats Roddick to reach final against Safin

Area sports announcements

Winter X Games: bigger and badder than ever

Serena's Grand Slam drought over

Serena's Grand Slam drought over
MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams was fed up with the same old question: What's happened to the Williams sisters?

Overtime
Saturday's nasty weather forced postponements for three area colleges.

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.

Overtime
All games and practices for the Columbia County Recreation Department have been cancelled for today due to inclement weather.

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.

Winter X Games: bigger and badder than ever
ASPEN, Colo. - The first Winter X Games included an event that had racers barreling down the mountain in homemade contraptions built around snow shovels. That's right, the so-called world's premier action sports event featured what amounted to a soap box derby on snow.

Overtime
Saturday's nasty weather forced postponements for three area colleges.

Hewitt beats Roddick to reach final against Safin
MELBOURNE, Australia - Lleyton Hewitt endured 31 aces to beat hard-serving Andy Roddick 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-1 Friday and advance to the Australian Open final.

Winter X Games: bigger and badder than ever
ASPEN, Colo. - The first Winter X Games included an event that had racers barreling down the mountain in homemade contraptions built around snow shovels. That's right, the so-called world's premier action sports event featured what amounted to a soap box derby on snow.

Serena's Grand Slam drought over
MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams was fed up with the same old question: What's happened to the Williams sisters?

Hewitt beats Roddick to reach final against Safin
MELBOURNE, Australia - Lleyton Hewitt endured 31 aces to beat hard-serving Andy Roddick 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-1 Friday and advance to the Australian Open final.

Overtime
All games and practices for the Columbia County Recreation Department have been cancelled for today due to inclement weather.

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

Hatchery fee would help fund programs
South Carolina authorities want anglers to chip in a few more dollars to help pay for the millions of trout, hybrids and stripers produced by the state's fish hatcheries.

Hatchery fee would help fund programs
South Carolina authorities want anglers to chip in a few more dollars to help pay for the millions of trout, hybrids and stripers produced by the state's fish hatcheries.

Congressman Norwood works, recovers at home
WASHINGTON - Charlie Norwood, R-Evans, is working from his Washington home and steadily recovering from October lung-transplant surgery, according to staff in his Capitol Hill office, who would not allow Mr. Norwood to be interviewed last week.

Barrow gets accustomed to new job in Congress
WASHINGTON - The decor in John Barrow's office leaves little doubt where the 49-year-old Democrat calls home.

Barrow will support Interstate 3 plan
WASHINGTON - John Barrow will support the Interstate 3 proposal his political opponent proposed in the waning days of the 2004 election.

Legislators focus on education early
ATLANTA -- From teacher pay to classroom spending to whether evolution should be taught in schools: When it comes to issues lawmakers love to tackle, nothing quite stacks up to education.

Democrats craft 'conservative' legislation
ATLANTA - Like boxers who are each aiming to nab a title belt, Republicans and Democrats are now sparring at the Georgia Capitol for the right to claim the "conservative" banner for their respective parties.

Friday's Prep basketball scores
Scores from Friday's games:

Spartans defeat Bulldogs
Antonio Keller was the hottest man in town Friday night. The Glenn Hills senior could have used his hands to cook a bag of popcorn or a T-bone steak.

Rivers picks up final home win
Five years. Tops. That was the self-imposed limit Pat Rivers set for her career as a girls basketball coach when she started in 1981 at the Academy of Richmond County.

Friday's Prep basketball scores
Scores from Friday's games:

Spartans defeat Bulldogs
Antonio Keller was the hottest man in town Friday night. The Glenn Hills senior could have used his hands to cook a bag of popcorn or a T-bone steak.

Rivers picks up final home win
Five years. Tops. That was the self-imposed limit Pat Rivers set for her career as a girls basketball coach when she started in 1981 at the Academy of Richmond County.

Eagles fans earned their Boo Birds rep
PHILADELPHIA - Those famously churlish Philly fans can't hide behind the urban legends. The truth is out there: They simply booed Santa Claus.

Eagles fans earned their Boo Birds rep
PHILADELPHIA - Those famously churlish Philly fans can't hide behind the urban legends. The truth is out there: They simply booed Santa Claus.

Area pastor will continue God's work in Atlanta
After nearly seven years coaching hundreds of Baptist pastors and churches in east Georgia, the Rev. John Bryan is going to lead a congregation in Atlanta.

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

Evangelicals' agenda has no party lines
As President Bush began his second term, his words and actions seemed to reinforce the image of a president whose straightforward piety helped him win re-election and earned him lockstep loyalty from white evangelicals.

Faith digest
The Rev. Clarence Moore, the pastor of Good Shepherd Baptist Church, will be installed as president of the 500,000-member General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, 1714 Olive Road. The convention is the largest black convention in Georgia.

Evangelicals' agenda has no party lines
As President Bush began his second term, his words and actions seemed to reinforce the image of a president whose straightforward piety helped him win re-election and earned him lockstep loyalty from white evangelicals.

Area pastor will continue God's work in Atlanta
After nearly seven years coaching hundreds of Baptist pastors and churches in east Georgia, the Rev. John Bryan is going to lead a congregation in Atlanta.

Faith digest
The Rev. Clarence Moore, the pastor of Good Shepherd Baptist Church, will be installed as president of the 500,000-member General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, 1714 Olive Road. The convention is the largest black convention in Georgia.

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

Anti-war clergy should ponder their predecessors
Comparisons between different historical situations are tricky. But Joseph Loconte of the conservative Heritage Foundation sees a parallel between clergy who denounce military action against today's Islamic terrorists or tyrants, and their predecessors who opposed America's entry into World War II.

Religion briefs
Rabbi David Forman, of Jerusalem, will speak on Living with Terror - Morality vs. Security at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, 935 Johns Road. Rabbi Forman, a soldier, author and speaker, has worked as an international advocate for human rights. His visit is sponsored by the Dr. Abraham and Sylvia Miller Series of the Mind Fund. A reception will follow his talk. Call 733-9491.

Anti-war clergy should ponder their predecessors
Comparisons between different historical situations are tricky. But Joseph Loconte of the conservative Heritage Foundation sees a parallel between clergy who denounce military action against today's Islamic terrorists or tyrants, and their predecessors who opposed America's entry into World War II.

Religion briefs
Rabbi David Forman, of Jerusalem, will speak on Living with Terror - Morality vs. Security at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, 935 Johns Road. Rabbi Forman, a soldier, author and speaker, has worked as an international advocate for human rights. His visit is sponsored by the Dr. Abraham and Sylvia Miller Series of the Mind Fund. A reception will follow his talk. Call 733-9491.

Hatchery fee would help fund programs

Howell endears self with calm, cool demeanor

Top TV anchors return to Iraq for election coverage
NEW YORK - American television networks have all sent their top anchors to Iraq this week to cover Sunday's elections, using them as a news hook to update viewers about what's going on in the war zone.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Britney's kid sister to star in her own TV show
LOS ANGELES - She's been surrounded by celebrity just about all of her life, but Jamie Lynn Spears would have you believe she's just another teenager blown away by the fact she gets to travel to Los Angeles to make TV shows, and they sometimes let her keep the clothes she wears on set.

Britney's kid sister to star in her own TV show
LOS ANGELES - She's been surrounded by celebrity just about all of her life, but Jamie Lynn Spears would have you believe she's just another teenager blown away by the fact she gets to travel to Los Angeles to make TV shows, and they sometimes let her keep the clothes she wears on set.

Felicity's Keri Russell stars in a TV film
NEW YORK - When "Felicity" began in fall 1998, its winsome heroine was finishing high school. Then, on a lark, she enrolled in college in distant New York City, taking grateful flight from her California nest.

Felicity's Keri Russell stars in a TV film

Felicity's Keri Russell stars in a TV film
NEW YORK - When "Felicity" began in fall 1998, its winsome heroine was finishing high school. Then, on a lark, she enrolled in college in distant New York City, taking grateful flight from her California nest.

Ratings for basic cable networks

Britney's kid sister to star in her own TV show

Top TV anchors return to Iraq for election coverage

Ratings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of Jan. 17-23. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

Top TV anchors return to Iraq for election coverage
NEW YORK - American television networks have all sent their top anchors to Iraq this week to cover Sunday's elections, using them as a news hook to update viewers about what's going on in the war zone.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
You know the main reason for TV reunion specials. It's to let viewers get a look at the show's stars today and then react one of two ways: Either "Gosh, they look old," or "Gosh, they look REALLY old."

Ratings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of Jan. 17-23. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
You know the main reason for TV reunion specials. It's to let viewers get a look at the show's stars today and then react one of two ways: Either "Gosh, they look old," or "Gosh, they look REALLY old."

Judge allows adult-oriented material in Jackson trial

People: Swank, Eddy Grant and more

Icy weather forces postponement of Alabama-Georgia game

Icy weather forces postponement of Alabama-Georgia game
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Georgia's basketball game against Alabama on Saturday night has been postponed until tonight because of wintry weather in Georgia.

Icy weather forces postponement of Alabama-Georgia game
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Georgia's basketball game against Alabama on Saturday night has been postponed until tonight because of wintry weather in Georgia.

Gamecocks short again
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - David Lee figures the Florida Gators never would have won a game like this last season.

Iraqi participation is the crucial question

Procedures for voting in the Iraqi election
VOTING CENTERS: Iraqis will report to 5,220 designated voting centers around the country. The centers will be ringed by Iraqi police and Iraqi National Guard troops, with American and other multinational soldiers in reserve. Voting is set for 7 a.m.-5 p.m. (11 p.m. Saturday-9 a.m. Sunday EST) although the hours can be extended if voters are still in line at closing time.

A look at the Iraqi election, by the numbers

Iraqi participation is the crucial question
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Millions of ballots have been printed, thousands of voting booths assembled and 300,000 Iraqi and American troops put at the ready. Everything is in place for Iraq's national elections. All that's needed now are voters.

Iraqi participation is the crucial question
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Millions of ballots have been printed, thousands of voting booths assembled and 300,000 Iraqi and American troops put at the ready. Everything is in place for Iraq's national elections. All that's needed now are voters.

Procedures for voting in the Iraqi election

Key political players in Iraq's election
Although not running for election, Iraq's top Shiite cleric has issued an edict describing voting as a "religious duty." Al-Sistani, 75, has great influence in the majority Shiite community and has opposed anti-American violence. With the loyalty of most Shiite clerics and many tribal leaders, the Iranian-born grand ayatollah has used his popularity to sway the political process toward assuring Shiite domination of the future government.

A look at the Iraqi election, by the numbers
A look at the Jan. 30 Iraqi election, by the numbers:

Key political players in Iraq's election
Although not running for election, Iraq's top Shiite cleric has issued an edict describing voting as a "religious duty." Al-Sistani, 75, has great influence in the majority Shiite community and has opposed anti-American violence. With the loyalty of most Shiite clerics and many tribal leaders, the Iranian-born grand ayatollah has used his popularity to sway the political process toward assuring Shiite domination of the future government.

Key political players in Iraq's election

A look at the Iraqi election, by the numbers
A look at the Jan. 30 Iraqi election, by the numbers:

Procedures for voting in the Iraqi election
VOTING CENTERS: Iraqis will report to 5,220 designated voting centers around the country. The centers will be ringed by Iraqi police and Iraqi National Guard troops, with American and other multinational soldiers in reserve. Voting is set for 7 a.m.-5 p.m. (11 p.m. Saturday-9 a.m. Sunday EST) although the hours can be extended if voters are still in line at closing time.

Major Parties and lists
UNITED IRAQI ALLIANCE: 228 candidates, drawn largely from the Shiite political establishment and tacitly endorsed by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. It includes Abdel-Aziz al-Hakim, cleric who heads Iraq's largest political group, the Shiite Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq.

Guide recommends restaurant that hadn't opened

Children find pile of cash lost by suspected drug dealers

Area pastor will continue God's work in Atlanta

Evangelicals' agenda has no party lines

Faith digest

Faith calendar

Religion briefs

Anti-war clergy should ponder their predecessors