Engrossing account of tragic 1888 blizzard
Many children who had been kept home because of the intense cold trooped off to schools across the Midwest when the conditions turned unseasonably warm that Thursday morning.

A smashingly good memoir about an alcoholic
At Syracuse University in upstate New York, and certainly at other colleges around the country, the pubs and Greek houses are the centers of social life. There, friendships are made, romances are sparked, and bad habits with alcohol are reinforced, sometimes never to be completely shaken.

A smashingly good memoir about an alcoholic
At Syracuse University in upstate New York, and certainly at other colleges around the country, the pubs and Greek houses are the centers of social life. There, friendships are made, romances are sparked, and bad habits with alcohol are reinforced, sometimes never to be completely shaken.

Valentine's Day books deliver the message of love

Valentine's Day books deliver the message of love
Forget the traditional trappings of Valentine's Day: Children don't want flowers, chocolate and diamonds. Instead, they want wholehearted adoration.

Movie palace to reopen after $25 million renovation
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The gild is back on the crown. Knoxville's grand old movie palace, the Tennessee Theatre - designated Tennessee's official theater in 1999 and a registered national landmark - has reopened after a nearly $25 million restoration.

Valentine's Day books deliver the message of love
Forget the traditional trappings of Valentine's Day: Children don't want flowers, chocolate and diamonds. Instead, they want wholehearted adoration.

Movie palace to reopen after $25 million renovation

Love is bound to be found in Valentine's Day books
Those looking for some Valentine's Day romance between the covers are certain to find it - between the covers of any of several new books.

Love is bound to be found in Valentine's Day books
Those looking for some Valentine's Day romance between the covers are certain to find it - between the covers of any of several new books.

Engrossing account of tragic 1888 blizzard
Many children who had been kept home because of the intense cold trooped off to schools across the Midwest when the conditions turned unseasonably warm that Thursday morning.

Engrossing account of tragic 1888 blizzard

Love is bound to be found in Valentine's Day books

A smashingly good memoir about an alcoholic

Movie palace to reopen after $25 million renovation
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The gild is back on the crown. Knoxville's grand old movie palace, the Tennessee Theatre - designated Tennessee's official theater in 1999 and a registered national landmark - has reopened after a nearly $25 million restoration.

Play ball!
Augusta State's David Beumel beats the throw to Carson-Newman catcher Jonathan McMahon as the Jaguars' Chris Demons points to the missed tag.

Play ball!
Augusta State's David Beumel beats the throw to Carson-Newman catcher Jonathan McMahon as the Jaguars' Chris Demons points to the missed tag.

Play ball!

No one will ever really figure out parenting

Joseph Wesley Murray, Nathaniel Wilson Murray
Michael and Virginia Murray of North Augusta, are proud to announce the birth of their twin boys, Joseph Wesley and Nathaniel Wilson.

Reilly McKenzie Howell
Ashley and April Howell of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Reilly McKenzie, born, January 6, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Asher Carroll Clark
Eric and Sandi Clark of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Asher Carroll, born January 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jahmel Vince Barnes

Madyson Nicole Spicer

Trevor William Brown

Maliyah Sheriese Dempsey
Gary and Rebecca Dempsey of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Maliyah Sheriese, born January 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Shelby Lynne White

Alexandrea Paige Mayo
Donald 'DJ' Mayo and Crystal Wagner are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Alexandrea Paige, born January 13, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Brian Ethan Nugent

Karis Ava Newton
Duste and Tracy Newton of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Karis Ava, born January 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Blake Lawson Scott
Tim and Amy Scott of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Blake Lawson, born January 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Isabella Faith Ledford, Julianna Grace Ledford

Sullivan Abbott White
Jeffery and Jane White of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Sullivan Abbott, born January 4, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Dalton Michael Peeler
Todd and Eva Peeler of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Dalton Michael, born January 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Shelby Lynne White
Anthony and Kimberly White of Washington, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Shelby Lynne, born January 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

McKenzie Rachel Lewis
Melissa Wellman and William Lewis, both of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, McKenzie Rachel, born, November 27, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Dalton Michael Peeler
Todd and Eva Peeler of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Dalton Michael, born January 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Sullivan Abbott White
Jeffery and Jane White of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Sullivan Abbott, born January 4, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Maliyah Sheriese Dempsey

Octevion DeMario Harris
Octevia Pinkney and Lamont Harris of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Octevion DeMario, born January 5, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Joseph Wesley Murray, Nathaniel Wilson Murray
Michael and Virginia Murray of North Augusta, are proud to announce the birth of their twin boys, Joseph Wesley and Nathaniel Wilson.

Jordan Gabrielle Childs
Marsha Fields and Daniel Childs , both of Nashville, Tenn., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jordan Gabrielle, born January 9, 2005 at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville.

Reilly McKenzie Howell
Ashley and April Howell of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Reilly McKenzie, born, January 6, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Jahmel Vince Barnes
Vince Barnett and Cherelle Barnes of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jahmel Vince, born January 10, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Hayden Lane Hollifield
Linda Hollifield and Billy Madden of Jackson, S.C. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Hayden Lane, born January 19, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Katelyn Elizabeth Olson
Nathan and Lindsay Olson of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Katelyn Elizabeth, born January 19, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Brittney Leigh Williams, Brianna Nicole Williams
Jeremy and Jennifer Williams of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Brittney Leigh and Brianna Nicole, born December 11, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Madison Belle Bowling
Victor and Amanda Bowling of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Belle, born January 13, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Jordan Gabrielle Childs
Marsha Fields and Daniel Childs , both of Nashville, Tenn., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jordan Gabrielle, born January 9, 2005 at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville.

Lydia Faith Newman
Lee and Lydia Newman of Matthews, Ga. , are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lydia Faith, born, January 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Octevion DeMario Harris
Octevia Pinkney and Lamont Harris of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Octevion DeMario, born January 5, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Isabella Faith Ledford, Julianna Grace Ledford
Adam and Melissa Ledford of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Isabella Faith and Julianna Grace, born November 3, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Shelby Lynne White
Anthony and Kimberly White of Washington, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Shelby Lynne, born January 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Thomas Grady Gladd

Hunter Nathaniel Sikes
Mack Sikes and Heather Crawford of Augusta is pleased to announce the birth of their son, Hunter Nathaniel, born January 19, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Madison Belle Bowling

Katelyn Elizabeth Olson
Nathan and Lindsay Olson of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Katelyn Elizabeth, born January 19, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Hayden Lane Hollifield

Jahmel Vince Barnes
Vince Barnett and Cherelle Barnes of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jahmel Vince, born January 10, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Joseph Wesley Murray, Nathaniel Wilson Murray

Hanna Mary Ann Secord, Asa Hunter Secord
Mark and Kristi Secord of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their twins, Hanna Mary Ann and Asa Hunter, born January 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Addisyn Belle Clements

Madison Leighann Byrd
Michael and Trinity Byrd of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Leighann, born January 14, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Brittney Leigh Williams, Brianna Nicole Williams

Brian Ethan Nugent
Brian and Jill Nugent of Belvedere, S.C., are pleased to announce e the birth of their son, Brian Ethan, born January 10, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Karis Ava Newton

Asya Nyome Fox
Christopher and Brandy Fox of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Asya Nyome, born January 10, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Hanna Mary Ann Secord, Asa Hunter Secord

Abigail LePage Gunnels
Christopher and Cynthia Gunnels of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail LePage, born January 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Lydia Faith Newman

Thomas Grady Gladd
Edward and Julie Gladd of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Thomas Grady, born January 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jordan Gabrielle Childs

Kathleen Adair Weston
James and Kristen Weston of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kathleen Adair, born January 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Katelyn Elizabeth Olson

McKenzie Rachel Lewis
Melissa Wellman and William Lewis, both of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, McKenzie Rachel, born, November 27, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Asya Nyome Fox

Addisyn Belle Clements
Charles and Kristin Clements are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Addisyn Belle, born January 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Abigail LePage Gunnels

Abigail LePage Gunnels
Christopher and Cynthia Gunnels of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail LePage, born January 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Hunter Nathaniel Sikes

Asya Nyome Fox
Christopher and Brandy Fox of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Asya Nyome, born January 10, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Octevion DeMario Harris

Brian Ethan Nugent
Brian and Jill Nugent of Belvedere, S.C., are pleased to announce e the birth of their son, Brian Ethan, born January 10, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Dalton Michael Peeler

Madison Leighann Byrd
Michael and Trinity Byrd of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Leighann, born January 14, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Sullivan Abbott White

Hanna Mary Ann Secord, Asa Hunter Secord
Mark and Kristi Secord of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their twins, Hanna Mary Ann and Asa Hunter, born January 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Blake Lawson Scott

Brittney Leigh Williams, Brianna Nicole Williams
Jeremy and Jennifer Williams of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Brittney Leigh and Brianna Nicole, born December 11, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

McKenzie Rachel Lewis

Elayna Grace Schulter
Carl and Stephanie Schulter of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Elayna Grace, born January 6, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Reilly McKenzie Howell

Adriel Vincent Guiang, Keiron Jospeh Guiang
Edwin and Liezel Guiang of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their twin sons, Adriel Vincent, and Keiron Joseph, born January 15, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Asher Carroll Clark

Hayden Lane Hollifield
Linda Hollifield and Billy Madden of Jackson, S.C. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Hayden Lane, born January 19, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Kathleen Adair Weston

Hunter Nathaniel Sikes
Mack Sikes and Heather Crawford of Augusta is pleased to announce the birth of their son, Hunter Nathaniel, born January 19, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Madison Leighann Byrd

Trevor William Brown
William and Stacey Brown of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Trevor William, born January 17, 2005 at University Hospital.

Asher Carroll Clark
Eric and Sandi Clark of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Asher Carroll, born January 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Madyson Nicole Spicer
Stephanie Jean Spicer of Augusta, is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Madyson Nicole, born, January 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Lydia Faith Newman
Lee and Lydia Newman of Matthews, Ga. , are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lydia Faith, born, January 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Addisyn Belle Clements
Charles and Kristin Clements are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Addisyn Belle, born January 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Madyson Nicole Spicer
Stephanie Jean Spicer of Augusta, is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Madyson Nicole, born, January 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Maliyah Sheriese Dempsey
Gary and Rebecca Dempsey of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Maliyah Sheriese, born January 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Blake Lawson Scott
Tim and Amy Scott of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Blake Lawson, born January 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kathleen Adair Weston
James and Kristen Weston of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kathleen Adair, born January 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Trevor William Brown
William and Stacey Brown of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Trevor William, born January 17, 2005 at University Hospital.

Thomas Grady Gladd
Edward and Julie Gladd of Aiken, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Thomas Grady, born January 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Madison Belle Bowling
Victor and Amanda Bowling of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Belle, born January 13, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Karis Ava Newton
Duste and Tracy Newton of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Karis Ava, born January 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Isabella Faith Ledford, Julianna Grace Ledford
Adam and Melissa Ledford of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Isabella Faith and Julianna Grace, born November 3, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Joke on tax form cost city $5,500
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -Taxes are no laughing matter.

Odds and Ends
MONROE, La. - Jerry Wayne Till managed to get away from sheriff's deputies and elude them briefly - until he called them for help after he got lost in the woods.

Odds and Ends
MONROE, La. - Jerry Wayne Till managed to get away from sheriff's deputies and elude them briefly - until he called them for help after he got lost in the woods.

Joke on tax form cost city $5,500
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -Taxes are no laughing matter.

County officials debate regional economic plan
Augusta, as far as economic development goes, is a city without a plan. But it's working on it.

Payrolls increase but pace of hiring remains sluggish

Telecom pulls out of Augusta

County officials debate regional economic plan
Augusta, as far as economic development goes, is a city without a plan. But it's working on it.

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Jan. 20-28. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Telecom pulls out of Augusta
KMC Telecom is hanging up on Augusta. The company that provides local and long-distance phone service to business customers is selling its $23 million local fiber-optic phone network to Pittsburgh-based TelCove.

Attracting a low-cost carrier can be a long, arduous affair
When residents wanted affordable air service in Biloxi, Miss., the unlikeliest of supporters stepped up: a newly opened casino.

Competition increases for biohazard cleanups
Sometimes death is messy. And when it is, it can prove lucrative for the companies charged with cleaning it up.

Business calendar

Consumer optimism about the economy weakens
NEW YORK - Consumer optimism about the economy weakened in January, according to a report released Friday.

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Jan. 20-28. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Payrolls increase but pace of hiring remains sluggish
WASHINGTON - America's payrolls grew by 146,000 in January, a sluggish pace suggesting companies are reluctant to bulk up their work forces and highlighting the challenges faced by jobseekers. The unemployment rate fell as people left the job market.

Business calendar
Monday: Starting Your Own Business; two-hour course gives the would-be entrepreneur a brief overview of the many aspects of being in business; 6:30-8:30 p.m. $40; University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, 1054 Claussen Road, 737-1790.

Telecom pulls out of Augusta
KMC Telecom is hanging up on Augusta. The company that provides local and long-distance phone service to business customers is selling its $23 million local fiber-optic phone network to Pittsburgh-based TelCove.

Attracting a low-cost carrier can be a long, arduous affair
When residents wanted affordable air service in Biloxi, Miss., the unlikeliest of supporters stepped up: a newly opened casino.

Competition increases for biohazard cleanups
Sometimes death is messy. And when it is, it can prove lucrative for the companies charged with cleaning it up.

On the move
Craig Archer has joined SRP Federal Credit Union as assistant manager for the Martinez branch. The Augusta native was previously employed as a financial center manager for Wachovia Bank in Aiken.

Consumer optimism about the economy weakens
NEW YORK - Consumer optimism about the economy weakened in January, according to a report released Friday.

Business calendar
Monday: Starting Your Own Business; two-hour course gives the would-be entrepreneur a brief overview of the many aspects of being in business; 6:30-8:30 p.m. $40; University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, 1054 Claussen Road, 737-1790.

Greenspan expects U.S. trade deficit to improve
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Friday that a variety of factors from a weaker dollar to tougher budget discipline in Congress may finally start to restrain the explosive growth in the U.S. trade deficit.

Attracting a low-cost carrier can be a long, arduous affair

Payrolls increase but pace of hiring remains sluggish
WASHINGTON - America's payrolls grew by 146,000 in January, a sluggish pace suggesting companies are reluctant to bulk up their work forces and highlighting the challenges faced by jobseekers. The unemployment rate fell as people left the job market.

County officials debate regional economic plan

Competition increases for biohazard cleanups

Property transfers

Consumer optimism about the economy weakens

On the move
Craig Archer has joined SRP Federal Credit Union as assistant manager for the Martinez branch. The Augusta native was previously employed as a financial center manager for Wachovia Bank in Aiken.

Greenspan expects U.S. trade deficit to improve
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Friday that a variety of factors from a weaker dollar to tougher budget discipline in Congress may finally start to restrain the explosive growth in the U.S. trade deficit.

Greenspan expects U.S. trade deficit to improve

On the move

City attorney took high road when refuting accusations

City attorney took high road when refuting accusations
We don't know about you, but if we had been city attorney Stephen Shepard, we wouldn't have gone behind closed doors to tell commissioners they had made a million- dollar mistake when they accused him of ripping the city off with excessive legal bills.

City attorney took high road when refuting accusations
We don't know about you, but if we had been city attorney Stephen Shepard, we wouldn't have gone behind closed doors to tell commissioners they had made a million- dollar mistake when they accused him of ripping the city off with excessive legal bills.

Southern Conference roundup

Kentucky rolling against SEC teams

ACC roundup

Pacers keep their home fire burningSubheadusc aiken women 64,

SEC roundup

USC Aiken drops ball, falls to Armstrong Atlantic

Young Jaguars proving to be league contender

Enjoying a good fight
"Actually it's quite fun to fight 'em, you know. It's a hell of a hoot. It's fun to shoot some people. ... You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway, so it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them."

Terrorist's Bill of Rights
U.S. Senior Judge Joyce Hens Green is a Carter-era appointee to the federal bench. So you can guess where that puts her on the ideological scale.

Driving adults nuts

Enjoying a good fight

Driving adults nuts
So what's causing all the bomb threats in Richmond County schools - and what can be done about it?

Terrorist's Bill of Rights
U.S. Senior Judge Joyce Hens Green is a Carter-era appointee to the federal bench. So you can guess where that puts her on the ideological scale.

Terrorist's Bill of Rights

Driving adults nuts
So what's causing all the bomb threats in Richmond County schools - and what can be done about it?

Enjoying a good fight
"Actually it's quite fun to fight 'em, you know. It's a hell of a hoot. It's fun to shoot some people. ... You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway, so it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them."

Hang up, young drivers
That slow, weaving, erratic driver in front of you may not be drunk. He may be talking on a cell phone. But the results are pretty similar.

Augusta in the race
It was no surprise that the Tour de Georgia put Augusta back on its race route this year, after bypassing the Garden City last year.

Welcome home, BBB
It has been embarrassing - not to mention inconvenient - for Augusta, Georgia's second largest city, not to have a Better Business Bureau.

Actor Ossie Davis dies at 87
NEW YORK - Ossie Davis, the actor distinguished for roles dealing with racial injustice on stage, screen and in real life, has died, an aide said Friday. He was 87.

Playboy bunny meets Mickey when Hefner visits Disney
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - At first, the contrast was laughable: Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, accompanied by a bevy of bunnies, visiting Walt Disney World.

Actor John Vernon, Wormer of 'Animal House,' dies
LOS ANGELES - John Vernon, a stage-trained character actor who played cunning villains in film and TV and made his comedy mark as Dean Wormer in "National Lampoon's Animal House," has died. He was 72.

Actor John Vernon, Wormer of 'Animal House,' dies
LOS ANGELES - John Vernon, a stage-trained character actor who played cunning villains in film and TV and made his comedy mark as Dean Wormer in "National Lampoon's Animal House," has died. He was 72.

People in the News
JACKSON, Miss. - Deanna Favre has faith. Since being diagnosed with breast cancer last year, the 36-year-old wife of Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre wears a bracelet in support of breast cancer awareness with the words "Hope, Faith and Love."

People in the News
JACKSON, Miss. - Deanna Favre has faith. Since being diagnosed with breast cancer last year, the 36-year-old wife of Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre wears a bracelet in support of breast cancer awareness with the words "Hope, Faith and Love."

Actor Ossie Davis dies at 87
NEW YORK - Ossie Davis, the actor distinguished for roles dealing with racial injustice on stage, screen and in real life, has died, an aide said Friday. He was 87.

Pres. Bush wants to cut bank subsidies, loan program
WASHINGTON - To get larger college grants to poor students, the Bush administration wants to shrink guaranteed aid to banks and end a popular loan program.

Pres. Bush wants to cut bank subsidies, loan program
WASHINGTON - To get larger college grants to poor students, the Bush administration wants to shrink guaranteed aid to banks and end a popular loan program.

Pres. Bush wants to cut bank subsidies, loan program

Georgia Southern silences Furman
STATESBORO, Ga. - Terry Williams scored 21 points and Elton Nesbitt had 20 to lead Georgia Southern to an 81-63 victory over Furman on Saturday.

Georgia Southern silences Furman
STATESBORO, Ga. - Terry Williams scored 21 points and Elton Nesbitt had 20 to lead Georgia Southern to an 81-63 victory over Furman on Saturday.

Duke overpowers Tech
DURHAM, N.C. - Paul Hewitt finally has an answer for what's wrong with his Georgia Tech basketball team when playing on the road.

Duke overpowers Tech
DURHAM, N.C. - Paul Hewitt finally has an answer for what's wrong with his Georgia Tech basketball team when playing on the road.

Georgia Southern silences Furman

Duke overpowers Tech

Nicklaus wins Skins Game, biggest check of career
WAILEA, Hawaii - Jack Nicklaus returned from a long layoff following back surgery to take the Champions Skins Game on Saturday, winning 11 straight skins and a career-high $340,000 in a runaway victory over Craig Stadler.

Mickelson takes lead at FBR Open

Cheered on by the masses, Mickelson takes four-shot lead at FBR Open

Mickelson takes lead at FBR Open
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The winds died down, and boy did Phil Mickelson come alive Friday at the FBR Open, tying the course record with an 11-under-par 60 in the second round.

Cheered on by the masses, Mickelson takes four-shot lead at FBR Open
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Cheered on by tens of thousands who consider him their hometown hero, Phil Mickelson forged a four-shot lead over Kevin Na through three rounds of the FBR Open, a giant party that happens to have a golf tournament going through it.

Nicklaus wins Skins Game, biggest check of career
WAILEA, Hawaii - Jack Nicklaus returned from a long layoff following back surgery to take the Champions Skins Game on Saturday, winning 11 straight skins and a career-high $340,000 in a runaway victory over Craig Stadler.

Cheered on by the masses, Mickelson takes four-shot lead at FBR Open
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Cheered on by tens of thousands who consider him their hometown hero, Phil Mickelson forged a four-shot lead over Kevin Na through three rounds of the FBR Open, a giant party that happens to have a golf tournament going through it.

Nicklaus wins Skins Game, biggest check of career

Mickelson takes lead at FBR Open
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The winds died down, and boy did Phil Mickelson come alive Friday at the FBR Open, tying the course record with an 11-under-par 60 in the second round.

Prep basketball scores

Thrashers' Heatley gets probation
ATLANTA - Graham Snyder lost his son when Atlanta Thrashers star Dany Heatley crashed a convertible while speeding on a winding road. The father asked a judge Friday not to compound that loss by putting Heatley in jail.

Thrashers' Heatley gets probation
ATLANTA - Graham Snyder lost his son when Atlanta Thrashers star Dany Heatley crashed a convertible while speeding on a winding road. The father asked a judge Friday not to compound that loss by putting Heatley in jail.

Thrashers' Heatley gets probation

No one will ever really figure out parenting
It doesn't make sense, really. Before I became a father, 11 years ago this week, I received a lot of birthing lessons. My wife and I went to the hospital and attended a series of them over a multiple-month period in which we got refresher courses on human biology, nutrition and what I suspect was some thinly disguised psychiatric counseling.

No one will ever really figure out parenting
It doesn't make sense, really. Before I became a father, 11 years ago this week, I received a lot of birthing lessons. My wife and I went to the hospital and attended a series of them over a multiple-month period in which we got refresher courses on human biology, nutrition and what I suspect was some thinly disguised psychiatric counseling.

Patriots 24, Eagles 21
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Some dynasties are pretty, some are perfect. The New England Patriots never worry about style points.

Search for abducted teen continues; Levi's Call prompts statewide alerts
MACON, Ga. - Authorities continued the search Saturday for a 14-year-old girl abducted from her home during a home invasion.

Train crew fired by Norfolk Southern
A Norfolk Southern Corp. spokesman confirmed Saturday the company has fired the three-man crew of the parked train under scrutiny for possibly failing to correctly set a railroad switch resulting in the deadly Graniteville train collision and chlorine spill last month.

Police seek suspect in deadly shooting
Police are looking for the person who shot an 18-year-old Augusta man to death outside Alex's Restaurant and Sports Bar this morning, according to officials.

Progress comes at poor's expense
Sociologist Herbert Gans wrote that "the poor, being powerless, can be made to absorb the costs of change and growth in America. During the 19th century, they did the backbreaking work that built the cities; today, they are pushed out of their neighborhoods to make room for 'progress.' Urban renewal projects to hold middle-class taxpayers in the city and expressways to enable suburbanites to commute downtown have typically been located in poor neighborhoods since no other group will allow itself to be displaced."Kathleen Gibson, North Augusta, S.C.

Letter was just extremist invitation

Dems need to champion values
I agree with Howard Dean's assertion that the Democratic Party must redefine itself. We can have a debate about which party is more religious, but the Democratic Party credo has been biblically based, especially during the civil rights movement. ...Roy Ellis, Augusta

Cobb flap causes sticker shock
Here we go again! Cobb County, Ga., has announced it will appeal a federal court's order to remove stickers from public-school biology books. The sticker identifies evolution as theory rather than fact.Charles Heywood, Martinez

Dems need to champion values
I agree with Howard Dean's assertion that the Democratic Party must redefine itself. We can have a debate about which party is more religious, but the Democratic Party credo has been biblically based, especially during the civil rights movement. ...Roy Ellis, Augusta

What went 'bang' in Big Bang?
Matt Alan, in his Jan. 24 letter to the editor ("Editorial reached height of hypocrisy") has almost convinced me. Almost, but not quite.Richard Netzley, Evans

What went 'bang' in Big Bang?
Matt Alan, in his Jan. 24 letter to the editor ("Editorial reached height of hypocrisy") has almost convinced me. Almost, but not quite.Richard Netzley, Evans

Dems need to champion values

Democrats spewed venom at Rice
Black Democratic voters hopefully watched the far-left wing of the Democratic Senate minority trash and insult Dr. Condoleezza Rice, who brings impeccable educational credentials and hands-on experience to the office of secretary of state.R.P. Schloesser, Augusta

Letter was just extremist invitation
So now The Augusta Chronicle is running free invitations/announcements in the Letters to the Editor section? "Come pray for an end to abortions" (Jan. 26) was a free ad, or invitation, for the CSRA Catholic Pro-Life Council announcing their protest at a legal health center. Ginger Sitler, Augusta

Augusta can spur development
As a new resident, I was delighted to see the Jan. 29 front-page article "Proposal aims to bring money to poor areas," an idea being pursued by state Rep. Sue Burmeister, R-Augusta.G.A. Bongiovanni, Augusta

Treatment of Rice was shameful
Condoleezza Rice's recent confirmation hearings: What a spectacle! On the floor of the U.S. Senate, a former Klan member and another senator, who under different birth circumstances would likely have been tried for manslaughter in 1968, bad-mouthed a brilliant, accomplished, African-American woman for partisan purposes. Is this a great country or what? W. Edwin Loftis, Augusta

TV's lottery ads are misleading
I have seen one of the most morally bankrupt ads for the Georgia Lottery ever. This one starts with an elderly, gray-haired black woman who appears to be a classroom teacher opening a letter. It is from one of her former students, we learn as she reads, and her teaching taught him about far-away, exotic places. Now that he has won the Lotto, he is sending her a check so she can travel to some of these interesting places. Glenn Link , Evans

Progress comes at poor's expense
Sociologist Herbert Gans wrote that "the poor, being powerless, can be made to absorb the costs of change and growth in America. During the 19th century, they did the backbreaking work that built the cities; today, they are pushed out of their neighborhoods to make room for 'progress.' Urban renewal projects to hold middle-class taxpayers in the city and expressways to enable suburbanites to commute downtown have typically been located in poor neighborhoods since no other group will allow itself to be displaced."Kathleen Gibson, North Augusta, S.C.

Treatment of Rice was shameful

TV's lottery ads are misleading
I have seen one of the most morally bankrupt ads for the Georgia Lottery ever. This one starts with an elderly, gray-haired black woman who appears to be a classroom teacher opening a letter. It is from one of her former students, we learn as she reads, and her teaching taught him about far-away, exotic places. Now that he has won the Lotto, he is sending her a check so she can travel to some of these interesting places. Glenn Link , Evans

Augusta can spur development
As a new resident, I was delighted to see the Jan. 29 front-page article "Proposal aims to bring money to poor areas," an idea being pursued by state Rep. Sue Burmeister, R-Augusta.G.A. Bongiovanni, Augusta

Local Better Business Bureau returns
It is very encouraging to see the Better Business Bureau back in business in Augusta.Mark Alison, Augusta

Letter was just extremist invitation
So now The Augusta Chronicle is running free invitations/announcements in the Letters to the Editor section? "Come pray for an end to abortions" (Jan. 26) was a free ad, or invitation, for the CSRA Catholic Pro-Life Council announcing their protest at a legal health center. Ginger Sitler, Augusta

Progress comes at poor's expense

Reporter tried to smear Cheeks
Respectfully, I must disagree with Dena Levitz's attempt to smear the reputation of Don Cheeks ("Sales of land lead to inquiry," Jan. 30).Chris Smith, Augusta

TV's lottery ads are misleading

Augusta can spur development

What went 'bang' in Big Bang?

Treatment of Rice was shameful
Condoleezza Rice's recent confirmation hearings: What a spectacle! On the floor of the U.S. Senate, a former Klan member and another senator, who under different birth circumstances would likely have been tried for manslaughter in 1968, bad-mouthed a brilliant, accomplished, African-American woman for partisan purposes. Is this a great country or what? W. Edwin Loftis, Augusta

Enthusiasts adopt 19th-century style in target-shooting society

A new destination for chocolate connoisseurs

Plan from the start to build energy efficiency into home

Enjoy a weekend in sunny San Juan

Travel briefs

N.Y. Fashion Week opens with Kenneth Cole

Little Rock offers lessons in civil rights history

Style briefs

Historic sites trace route to freedom

Ask the Carey Brothers

Who needs a cell phone? Just send me a text message

Little Rock offers lessons in civil rights history
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Walk into Little Rock Central High School as classes are changing, the historic school's halls filling with students, and you walk into history.

Enjoy a weekend in sunny San Juan
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - I couldn't take it anymore. Freezing temperatures, slipping and falling on icy sidewalks, and the snow. There was just so much snow. I'd had enough of wintry New York and was starting to take the weather personally, like it was out to get me. I was ready to move back to sunny Arizona.

Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: Can you provide some tips for conserving water? -- Brett

A home with historic charm
Living in a historic house could be intimidating, but Mike Bickley and Vanessa Santos have found a way to make their 150-year-old home in Waynesboro, Ga., inviting.

Historic sites trace route to freedom
RIPLEY, Ohio - A candle in the window of the preacher's house high on a hill overlooking the Ohio River meant the coast was clear, that runaway slaves could find temporary refuge on their flight from the South.

In the know
Sexist or not, the idea persists that many women will want to avoid anything related to today's Super Bowl. TBS is offering a day of movies "they really want," starting with Stepmom at 7 a.m. and continuing at 9:30 a.m. with Fried Green Tomatoes.

Travel briefs
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida tourism officials are offering a weather warranty to calm concerns about potential hurricanes among meeting and convention planners.

Woman should go to ex-father-in-law's funeralthe proper thing
Dear Carson: My ex-husband's father is terminally ill with cancer. I suspect he will pass away very soon. Although our relationship was good while he was my father-in-law, there has been very little to no contact over the past 14 years. I have a fair relationship with my ex-husband, with whom I have two grown sons. Should I go to this funeral or would it be better just to send a card to my ex-mother-in law? Ex-Daughter-in-Law Dilemma

A new destination for chocolate connoisseurs
NEW YORK - Is New York the Big Apple - or the Big Bonbon? Connoisseurs say the city is turning into a destination for chocolate-lovers.

Enthusiasts adopt 19th-century style in target-shooting society
Hands resting easily on the polished handles of his six-guns, Surly Dave peers through the bank window, assessing the situation and formulating his attack. His restless eyes move beneath the felt brim of his hat and he subconsciously smooths his well-waxed handlebar moustache.

Who needs a cell phone? Just send me a text message
It was a typical teen-and-mother tussle - the sort that's played out in millions of households across America.

N.Y. Fashion Week opens with Kenneth Cole
NEW YORK - True to her diva image, J.Lo is making us wait.

A new destination for chocolate connoisseurs
NEW YORK - Is New York the Big Apple - or the Big Bonbon? Connoisseurs say the city is turning into a destination for chocolate-lovers.

Style briefs
NEW YORK - Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley gave birth to her second daughter Jan. 27, two weeks before previewing her fall 2005 collection at New York Fashion Week. Rowley plans to go on with the show.

Enjoy a weekend in sunny San Juan
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - I couldn't take it anymore. Freezing temperatures, slipping and falling on icy sidewalks, and the snow. There was just so much snow. I'd had enough of wintry New York and was starting to take the weather personally, like it was out to get me. I was ready to move back to sunny Arizona.

Plan from the start to build energy efficiency into home
Many energy-saving strategies work best when incorporated into the home while it is being built.

Enthusiasts adopt 19th-century style in target-shooting society
Hands resting easily on the polished handles of his six-guns, Surly Dave peers through the bank window, assessing the situation and formulating his attack. His restless eyes move beneath the felt brim of his hat and he subconsciously smooths his well-waxed handlebar moustache.

T-shirts have become 'trendy' shirts
NEW YORK -Everyone's got them but no one has enough. That's the status of T-shirts in the American wardrobe.

Historic sites trace route to freedom
RIPLEY, Ohio - A candle in the window of the preacher's house high on a hill overlooking the Ohio River meant the coast was clear, that runaway slaves could find temporary refuge on their flight from the South.

Who needs a cell phone? Just send me a text message
It was a typical teen-and-mother tussle - the sort that's played out in millions of households across America.

Little Rock offers lessons in civil rights history
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Walk into Little Rock Central High School as classes are changing, the historic school's halls filling with students, and you walk into history.

N.Y. Fashion Week opens with Kenneth Cole
NEW YORK - True to her diva image, J.Lo is making us wait.

Travel briefs
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida tourism officials are offering a weather warranty to calm concerns about potential hurricanes among meeting and convention planners.

Builders see smart homes as an intelligent decision
New homes with a mind of their own may seem futuristic to homeowners but not to the nation's home builders.

Style briefs
NEW YORK - Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley gave birth to her second daughter Jan. 27, two weeks before previewing her fall 2005 collection at New York Fashion Week. Rowley plans to go on with the show.

Plan from the start to build energy efficiency into home
Many energy-saving strategies work best when incorporated into the home while it is being built.

Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: Can you provide some tips for conserving water? -- Brett

Injuries, losses pile up as Augusta falls again

'Blades wreck Lynx return
To start the season, Augusta Lynx coach Stan Drulia didn't think the team he had assembled would have too much trouble scoring goals. But through Christmas, the Lynx averaged just more than two goals a game.

'Blades wreck Lynx return

'Blades wreck Lynx return
To start the season, Augusta Lynx coach Stan Drulia didn't think the team he had assembled would have too much trouble scoring goals. But through Christmas, the Lynx averaged just more than two goals a game.

Injuries, losses pile up as Augusta falls again
For the second time this calendar year, the Augusta Lynx's defense has almost as many players out of commission as in the lineup.

Injuries, losses pile up as Augusta falls again
For the second time this calendar year, the Augusta Lynx's defense has almost as many players out of commission as in the lineup.

Fort Gordon soldiers receive medals
Members of the 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion received awards for valor and heroism Friday after an eventful yearlong deployment in Iraq.

Across the area
An Augusta man accused of stabbing his girlfriend must await possible indictment and trial in jail, a judge ruled Friday.

Lynx give away trip to Jamaica
Charlie and Felicia Brown finally get to go on a honeymoon, and they can thank the Augusta Lynx for it.

It's no bluff; poker bets are all illegal
For those new card sharks who recently have discovered the joys of Texas Hold 'Em and other forms of poker, Capt. Steve Morris of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office has a sharp, simple warning.

News you can use
The Valentine's countdown is on, and with the 14th falling on a Monday this year, getting flowers delivered will take a little planning. Here's some advice from the Society of American Florists to make ordering the perfect bouquet less thorny.

Case against principal is thrown out
A judge has dismissed the case against the Glenn Hills Middle School principal, who is accused of attacking a pupil.

Kid of the day
Today's Kid of the Day is Heaven Dorch.

Panel examines U.S. division
When it comes to the nation's cultural divide, race, religion and media are three prime reasons why the chasm is so wide, noted a panel of educators at a race relations forum at Augusta State University on Friday.

Patriots 24, Eagles 21
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Some dynasties are pretty, some are perfect. The New England Patriots never worry about style points.

Oconee County: 2nd-best rural spot in the nation
ATHENS, Ga. - Oconee County was ranked as the next-to-best rural county in the nation in terms of livability by the Progessive Farmer magazine.

Correction

Woman pleads guilty in deal
A woman who aided a homicide suspect in fleeing the area pleaded guilty Friday to hindering the apprehension of a criminal.

Panel examines U.S. division
When it comes to the nation's cultural divide, race, religion and media are three prime reasons why the chasm is so wide, noted a panel of educators at a race relations forum at Augusta State University on Friday.

Fort Gordon soldiers receive medals
Members of the 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion received awards for valor and heroism Friday after an eventful yearlong deployment in Iraq.

Interstate accident
An air-ambulance helicopter transported Allen Price, 21, to the hospital after the truck he was a passenger in flipped on Interstate 20 in Grovetown.

Wrightsboro Road wreck
Rescue workers and firefighters remove a victim from the scene of an accident on Wrightsboro Road.

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE - A police spokeswoman called it "unusual" that a 19-year-old almost smuggled a loaded pistol tucked between his buttocks into a county jail this week.

Schools work to recruit teachers
A teacher shortage has created a buyer's market for educators looking to land a job at a school system of their choosing.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - The state health department has lifted restrictions limiting who can get flu vaccines.

Interstate accident
An air-ambulance helicopter transported Allen Price, 21, to the hospital after the truck he was a passenger in flipped on Interstate 20 in Grovetown.

Controversial bill gets Senate support
ATLANTA - Legislative proposals to overhaul medical-malpractice lawsuits and place tighter restrictions on abortions moved closer to becoming reality last week as the Georgia Legislature continued its 40-day work session.

Controversial bill gets Senate support
ATLANTA - Legislative proposals to overhaul medical-malpractice lawsuits and place tighter restrictions on abortions moved closer to becoming reality last week as the Georgia Legislature continued its 40-day work session.

GOP takeover gives boost to abortion bill
ATLANTA - The abortion Casey Grist had at age 19 seemed like a blur. Trying to keep her family and friends from finding out about the unplanned pregnancy, Ms. Grist moved quickly to have the procedure.

Across the area
An Augusta man accused of stabbing his girlfriend must await possible indictment and trial in jail, a judge ruled Friday.

County issues list of pre-K program sites
Richmond County school officials have released a list of 33 sites for pre-kindergarten classes.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A Florence man has been sentenced to 20 years' probation after he pleaded guilty to four counts of securities fraud, Attorney General Henry McMaster's office said Friday.

Kid of the Day
Brandie Lin Peachey is today's Kid of the Day.

Correction
A story in the Sports section of Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle that reported Academy of Richmond County senior William Batson's signing of a soccer scholarship with Colgate University incorrectly identified the league in which the college competes.

Fort Gordon soldiers receive medals

Kid of the Day
Brandie Lin Peachey is today's Kid of the Day.

Woman pleads guilty in deal
A woman who aided a homicide suspect in fleeing the area pleaded guilty Friday to hindering the apprehension of a criminal.

County issues list of pre-K program sites
Richmond County school officials have released a list of 33 sites for pre-kindergarten classes.

Across the area

News you can use
¤The Valentine's countdown is on, and with the 14th falling on a Monday this year, getting flowers delivered will take a little planning. Here's some advice from the Society of American Florists to make ordering the perfect bouquet less thorny.

Graniteville recovery process continues
GRANITEVILLE - On one side of St. Paul's Episcopal Church are lingering reminders of a deadly crash site. On the other are mills where hundreds of workers fled for their lives on that frantic morning one month ago.

Utility dispute delays project

Rants and raves
Comments from leaders:

Woman pleads guilty in deal

Rural island shelters slave homes, items
OSSABAW ISLAND, Ga. - Sifting through dirt from the floor of a small cabin made from oyster shells and sand, archaeologist Dan Elliott is finding unexpected treasures.

Officials want Washington Road stretch uncluttered
Consider it the classic battle of commercial growth against neighborhood preservation.

Police seek suspect in deadly shooting
Police are looking for the person who shot an 18-year-old Augusta man to death outside Alex's Restaurant and Sports Bar this morning, according to officials.

Airports prepare for traffic increase
With only two months to go until the Masters Tournament, the area's airports are in the middle of crunch time.

2004 contributions set all-time record
Contributions to The Augusta Chronicle's 2004 Empty Stocking Fund totaled $107,625.15, the highest amount ever collected in the fund-raiser's 75-year history.

Rants and raves
Comments from leaders:

Correction
A story in the Sports section of Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle that reported Academy of Richmond County senior William Batson's signing of a soccer scholarship with Colgate University incorrectly identified the league in which the college competes.

Across the area
An Augusta woman said she was the victim of a robbery early Saturday, a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report stated.

GOP takeover gives boost to abortion bill

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE - A police spokeswoman called it "unusual" that a 19-year-old almost smuggled a loaded pistol tucked between his buttocks into a county jail this week.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - The state health department has lifted restrictions limiting who can get flu vaccines.

New commander takes reins of unit
GRANITEVILLE - The commander who led the Graniteville-based C Company of the 122nd Engineer Battalion passed the company's crimson flag to a new commander Saturday.

Utility dispute delays project
Make no mistake about it, the few workers who are out on Warren Road these days are not there to do physical labor.

Rural island shelters slave homes, items
OSSABAW ISLAND, Ga. - Sifting through dirt from the floor of a small cabin made from oyster shells and sand, archaeologist Dan Elliott is finding unexpected treasures.

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

Paine students worked to end segregation

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A Florence man has been sentenced to 20 years' probation after he pleaded guilty to four counts of securities fraud, Attorney General Henry McMaster's office said Friday.

Rural island shelters slave homes, items

Case against principal is thrown out
A judge has dismissed the case against the Glenn Hills Middle School principal, who is accused of attacking a pupil.

Across Georgia

Airports prepare for traffic increase

Paine group's actions, success go unheralded

Panel examines U.S. division

Oconee County: 2nd-best rural spot in the nation

Oconee County: 2nd-best rural spot in the nation
ATHENS, Ga. - Oconee County was ranked as the next-to-best rural county in the nation in terms of livability by the Progessive Farmer magazine.

Schools work to recruit teachers

Across South Carolina

Kid of the Day

News you can use

Utility dispute delays project
Make no mistake about it, the few workers who are out on Warren Road these days are not there to do physical labor.

Paine students worked to end segregation
When Charles Pryor comes back to Augusta these days, he can go where he wants and do what he pleases.

It's no bluff; poker bets are all illegal
For those new card sharks who recently have discovered the joys of Texas Hold 'Em and other forms of poker, Capt. Steve Morris of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office has a sharp, simple warning.

2004 contributions set all-time record
Contributions to The Augusta Chronicle's 2004 Empty Stocking Fund totaled $107,625.15, the highest amount ever collected in the fund-raiser's 75-year history.

Interstate accident

Where we live
"People come in here expecting to see antiques, and I'm one of them," 84-year-old Burke County Magistrate Judge Mildred Ann Palmer says, laughing in her tiny office in the back of Liberty Antiques along Liberty Street in Waynesboro, Ga.

Controversial bill gets Senate support

Officials want Washington Road stretch uncluttered
Consider it the classic battle of commercial growth against neighborhood preservation.

It's no bluff; poker bets are all illegal

Across the area
An Augusta woman said she was the victim of a robbery early Saturday, a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report stated.

Paine group's actions, success go unheralded
It's been more than 40 years since the Paine College Steering Committee led the local student movement in the struggle for civil rights. Now most of its efforts have faded from memory.

New commander takes reins of unit
GRANITEVILLE - The commander who led the Graniteville-based C Company of the 122nd Engineer Battalion passed the company's crimson flag to a new commander Saturday.

Officials want Washington Road stretch uncluttered

Norfolk Southern fires crew involved in wreck
Norfolk Southern Corp. has fired the three-man crew of the local train involved in the deadly Graniteville crash and chlorine release.

Across the area

Paine group's actions, success go unheralded
It's been more than 40 years since the Paine College Steering Committee led the local student movement in the struggle for civil rights. Now most of its efforts have faded from memory.

New commander takes reins of unit

Schools work to recruit teachers
A teacher shortage has created a buyer's market for educators looking to land a job at a school system of their choosing.

Graniteville recovery process continues

Paine students worked to end segregation
When Charles Pryor comes back to Augusta these days, he can go where he wants and do what he pleases.

Wrightsboro Road wreck
Rescue workers and firefighters remove a victim from the scene of an accident on Wrightsboro Road.

Graniteville recovery process continues
GRANITEVILLE - On one side of St. Paul's Episcopal Church are lingering reminders of a deadly crash site. On the other are mills where hundreds of workers fled for their lives on that frantic morning one month ago.

Airports prepare for traffic increase
With only two months to go until the Masters Tournament, the area's airports are in the middle of crunch time.

Patriots 24, Eagles 21

County issues list of pre-K program sites

Across Georgia
ATHENS - A wall-sized mural designed to commemorate one of the University of Georgia's first black students might be modified after being deemed racist.

Wrightsboro Road wreck

2004 contributions set all-time record

Across South Carolina

Police seek suspect in deadly shooting

Rants and raves
Comments from leaders:

Case against principal is thrown out

T.O. could learn from T.B.
The buildup to this year's Super Bowl was hijacked by T.O. and his massive ego. That's what happens at these annual media frenzies.

T.O. could learn from T.B.
The buildup to this year's Super Bowl was hijacked by T.O. and his massive ego. That's what happens at these annual media frenzies.

Group planning film screening to protest copyright laws
NEW YORK - The documentary "Eyes on the Prize," is lauded as the quintessential work on the civil rights movement, but don't expect to buy a new copy or watch it on PBS any time soon. Legally, that is.

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

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

Group planning film screening to protest copyright laws

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

Group planning film screening to protest copyright laws
NEW YORK - The documentary "Eyes on the Prize," is lauded as the quintessential work on the civil rights movement, but don't expect to buy a new copy or watch it on PBS any time soon. Legally, that is.

At the Movies: 'Boogeyman'
"Boogeyman" is one of those horror movies in which everyone would be fine if they just turned on the light.

At the Movies: 'Boogeyman'

At the Movies: 'Boogeyman'
"Boogeyman" is one of those horror movies in which everyone would be fine if they just turned on the light.

With 'American Idiot,' Green Day at top of their game

With 'American Idiot,' Green Day at top of their game
NEW YORK - It took just a glance backstage at MTV's New Year's Eve bash for Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong to pinpoint the career stages of other acts on the bill.

With 'American Idiot,' Green Day at top of their game
NEW YORK - It took just a glance backstage at MTV's New Year's Eve bash for Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong to pinpoint the career stages of other acts on the bill.

Racing fuels actor's passion
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - At an age when many senior citizens hesitate to get behind the wheel, Paul Newman climbs into a race car every chance he gets.

Racing fuels actor's passion

Racing fuels actor's passion
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - At an age when many senior citizens hesitate to get behind the wheel, Paul Newman climbs into a race car every chance he gets.

O'Neal guides Pacers past Hawks
ATLANTA - Jermaine O'Neal scored 38 points to help Indiana beat Atlanta 84-79 on Saturday night, the Pacers' second straight victory after a six-game losing streak.

O'Neal guides Pacers past Hawks

O'Neal guides Pacers past Hawks
ATLANTA - Jermaine O'Neal scored 38 points to help Indiana beat Atlanta 84-79 on Saturday night, the Pacers' second straight victory after a six-game losing streak.

Young Jaguars proving to be league contender
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

USC Aiken drops ball, falls to Armstrong Atlantic
Jeff Burkhamer knows too well the roller coaster ride USC Aiken interim coach Steve Franklin is riding on.

Southern Conference roundup
In Chattanooga, Tenn., Chris Chalko scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Elon beat Chattanooga.

SEC roundup
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - David Lee, Anthony Roberson and Matt Walsh each scored 18 points to lead Florida past No. 11 Alabama 85-54, its largest victory ever against a ranked opponent.

Duke fans will be ready for Tech
ATLANTA - Anthony McHenry claims he doesn't hear the Cameron Crazies' chants.

Kentucky rolling against SEC teams
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Even by Kentucky's lofty standards, what the Wildcats have done to the Southeastern Conference opponents lately is impressive. Just ask the coaches of the league's other teams.

Young Jaguars proving to be league contender
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

SEC roundup
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - David Lee, Anthony Roberson and Matt Walsh each scored 18 points to lead Florida past No. 11 Alabama 85-54, its largest victory ever against a ranked opponent.

ACC roundup
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Taron Downey scored 18 points off the bench to lead No. 7 Wake Forest to an 83-63 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday.

USC Aiken drops ball, falls to Armstrong Atlantic
Jeff Burkhamer knows too well the roller coaster ride USC Aiken interim coach Steve Franklin is riding on.

Pacers keep their home fire burningSubheadusc aiken women 64,
AIKEN -- If the USC Aiken Lady Pacers ever learn to win on the road, they' ll be a monster.

Pacers keep their home fire burningSubheadusc aiken women 64,
AIKEN -- If the USC Aiken Lady Pacers ever learn to win on the road, they' ll be a monster.

ACC roundup
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Taron Downey scored 18 points off the bench to lead No. 7 Wake Forest to an 83-63 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday.

Kentucky rolling against SEC teams
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Even by Kentucky's lofty standards, what the Wildcats have done to the Southeastern Conference opponents lately is impressive. Just ask the coaches of the league's other teams.

Pacers keep their home fire burning
AIKEN -- If the USC Aiken Lady Pacers ever learn to win on the road, they' ll be a monster.

Southern Conference roundup
In Chattanooga, Tenn., Chris Chalko scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Elon beat Chattanooga.

Small college roundup
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Georgia College & State's Ronnie Dennis hit a short jumper with 3.3 seconds left to lift the Bobcats over Augusta State, 69-68 on Saturday at the Centennial Center.

Falcons' Dunn: NFL Man of Year

Marino, Young make Hall of Fame

Patriots skip walk-through on day before Super Bowl

Super Bowl notebook

Eagles' confident demeanor belies their history, odds

Hometown heroes go different ways

Super Bowl ticket prices

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Mr. Samuel Lewis, Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Geneva Meriweather    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Ernest Kirkendall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Kathleen Fowler    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Alberta Porter Abbott    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Jane Hughs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Ervin Sims    (PHILADELPHIA, Penn.)
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Mr. Frank A. Gause    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Margaret Baxley Vandergrift    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Effie Dunaway Teasley    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Archie Whitfield    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Lawrence Dixon, Jr.    (WRENS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Blanche Wimberly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Sanford L. Davis    (WARRENVILLE, SC.)
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Ms. Wanda S. Beaulieu    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Davis    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Archie Whitfield    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Cooper, Jr.    (LIBERTY COMMUNITY, Ga.)
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Mr. Charlie Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Elizabeth Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Bentley    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. John B. Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Robin Graham    (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mrs. Gladys Brackett    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
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Mr. Willie James Brown, Jr.    (NEWPORT, TN.)

Mrs. Mary Bentley    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary McMurtrie    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lucy Belle Morris    (MARYVILLE, Tenn.)
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Mr. Charlie Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elouise Perkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alberta Porter Abbott    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. James Wilton Lonergan    (APPLING, Ga.)
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Mr. Ervin Sims    (PHILADELPHIA, Penn.)

Mr. Lawrence Dixon, Jr.    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary West Howard    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Wanda S. Beaulieu    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Christine M. Simpers    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Marjorie Stanley    (HEPZHIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathleen Fowler    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Welton Adams Mobley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Ms. Iris B. Friday    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Frank A. Gause    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Marguerite Swearingen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Jessie Allen Ashmore    (GRACEWOOD, Ga.)
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Ms. Barbara Ann Nealy (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Iris B. Friday (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John B. Carroll (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Lawrence Dixon, Jr. (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary West Howard (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Elouise Perkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Wilton Lonergan (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Willie James Brown, Jr. (NEWPORT, TN.)

Mr. Velma Taylor, Jr. (BARTOW, Ga.)

Margaret Baxley Vandergrift (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Bentley (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jessie Allen Ashmore (GRACEWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Alberta Porter Abbott (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Marjorie Stanley (HEPZHIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine M. Simpers (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Frank A. Gause (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathleen Fowler (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Gladys Brackett (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Blanche Wimberly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Lewis, Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Haun (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Welton Adams Mobley (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Effie Dunaway Teasley (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Marguerite Swearingen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Carl Rachels (SAN LEON, Tx.)

Mrs. Mary Davis (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Steven Williams Thomas Sr. (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Ms. Wanda S. Beaulieu (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie Stanley (HEPZHIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Cooper, Jr. (LIBERTY COMMUNITY, Ga.)

Mr. Archie Whitfield (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucy Belle Morris (MARYVILLE, Tenn.)

Mr. Frank A. Gause (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Brenda Kent (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Robin Graham (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary McMurtrie (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Geneva Meriweather (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ervin Sims (PHILADELPHIA, Penn.)

Foster respect and self-esteem in our children
Where our children are concerned, it has been a rocky 25 years of change and turmoil. In recent years, the kids of Rockdale County shocked us; the Columbine tragedy broke our hearts; and our local state of affairs continues to concern us.

Foster respect and self-esteem in our children
Where our children are concerned, it has been a rocky 25 years of change and turmoil. In recent years, the kids of Rockdale County shocked us; the Columbine tragedy broke our hearts; and our local state of affairs continues to concern us.

Foster respect and self-esteem in our children
Where our children are concerned, it has been a rocky 25 years of change and turmoil. In recent years, the kids of Rockdale County shocked us; the Columbine tragedy broke our hearts; and our local state of affairs continues to concern us.

Group decides producer credits for nominated films
LOS ANGELES - Michael Mann and Graham King will be eligible to receive an Oscar if their film, "The Aviator," should win the best picture award this year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decided Thursday.

Court in session

For college coaches, recruiting never ends

Arsenal soccer event in year 20

Overtime

Overtime

Area announcements

German boxing great Max Schmeling dies at 99

For college coaches, recruiting never ends
Ben Freakley has about every reason in the world to relax a bit this weekend, simply kick back and revel in a job well done.

Overtime
Lakeside High graduate Reese Hoffa put a spark into the Millrose Games in New York on Friday by winning the shot put with a personal-best of 70 feet, 11¼ inches.

German boxing great Max Schmeling dies at 99
BERLIN - Max Schmeling wanted to be a heavyweight champion, not a symbol of Nazi supremacy.

Court in session
Mike Adams/SpecialCourt in sessionIsrael Schulz, top left, of the Walton Rehabilitation Blazing Bulldogs battles with Tee Foster of the PTR Flyers, of Fayetteville, N.C., for control of a loose ball during Saturday's game at Patriots Park. Bottom left, Augusta Walton Rehabilitation Blazing Bulldogs' Joey Nye looks to make a pass to his teammate, while Terrance Smith of the PTR Flyers tries to defend the pass. Bottom right, Augusta Walton Rehabilitation Blazing Bulldogs head coach Mark Thompson chats with his players during halftime. Thompson is a Army Chaplin at Fort Jackson, S.C.

German boxing great Max Schmeling dies at 99
BERLIN - Max Schmeling wanted to be a heavyweight champion, not a symbol of Nazi supremacy.

Overtime
Kyle Beall's two-out single in the 10th inning lifted Carson-Newman to a 7-6 victory over No. 14 Augusta State at Jaguar Field.

Overtime
Kyle Beall's two-out single in the 10th inning lifted Carson-Newman to a 7-6 victory over No. 14 Augusta State at Jaguar Field.

Arsenal soccer event in year 20
With the Super Bowl a day away, most of the country is concentrated on what is referred to internationally as American football.

Arsenal soccer event in year 20
With the Super Bowl a day away, most of the country is concentrated on what is referred to internationally as American football.

For college coaches, recruiting never ends
Ben Freakley has about every reason in the world to relax a bit this weekend, simply kick back and revel in a job well done.

Overtime
Lakeside High graduate Reese Hoffa put a spark into the Millrose Games in New York on Friday by winning the shot put with a personal-best of 70 feet, 11¼ inches.

Court in session
Mike Adams/SpecialCourt in sessionIsrael Schulz, top left, of the Walton Rehabilitation Blazing Bulldogs battles with Tee Foster of the PTR Flyers, of Fayetteville, N.C., for control of a loose ball during Saturday's game at Patriots Park. Bottom left, Augusta Walton Rehabilitation Blazing Bulldogs' Joey Nye looks to make a pass to his teammate, while Terrance Smith of the PTR Flyers tries to defend the pass. Bottom right, Augusta Walton Rehabilitation Blazing Bulldogs head coach Mark Thompson chats with his players during halftime. Thompson is a Army Chaplin at Fort Jackson, S.C.

Area 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.

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

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

Snake book has southeast covered
There aren't many places where you can find all 52 species of snakes known to inhabit the Southeast, but one of them is in a new book co-authored by Aiken resident Whit Gibbons.

Snake book has southeast covered
There aren't many places where you can find all 52 species of snakes known to inhabit the Southeast, but one of them is in a new book co-authored by Aiken resident Whit Gibbons.

GOP takeover gives boost to abortion bill
ATLANTA - The abortion Casey Grist had at age 19 seemed like a blur. Trying to keep her family and friends from finding out about the unplanned pregnancy, Ms. Grist moved quickly to have the procedure.

Prep basketball scores
Here are prep scores from Friday's games:

Prep basketball scores
Here are prep scores from Friday's games:

Super Bowl XXXIX by the numbers
AT STAKE: National Football League championship for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

Red Sox used up all the luck; Eagles will win
Five reasons why Philadelphia will win the Super Bowl:

Super Bowl ticket prices
2005-$600, $500 ALLTEL Stadium, Jacksonville, Fla.

Falcons' Dunn: NFL Man of Year
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Warrick Dunn's best friend - his mom - died before realizing a dream of becoming a homeowner, leaving her heartbroken 18-year-old son to raise five younger brothers and sisters.

Marino, Young make Hall of Fame
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Steve Young was a high school senior being recruited by Army when he stood on the sideline at West Point and watched a freshman for Pitt named Dan Marino.

Falcons' Dunn: NFL Man of Year
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Warrick Dunn's best friend - his mom - died before realizing a dream of becoming a homeowner, leaving her heartbroken 18-year-old son to raise five younger brothers and sisters.

Super Bowl notebook
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -Steve Young made it to the NFL Hall of Fame, and he picked up some nice souvenirs along the way.

Hometown heroes go different ways
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - After a two-hour flight from Philadelphia, Lito Sheppard grabbed a window seat on the team bus.

Go with Pats; they'll cement their dynasty
Five reasons why New England will win the Super Bowl:

Super Bowl ticket prices
2005-$600, $500 ALLTEL Stadium, Jacksonville, Fla.

Patriots skip walk-through on day before Super Bowl
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The New England Patriots skipped their walk-through on Saturday, the day before the Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Hometown heroes go different ways
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - After a two-hour flight from Philadelphia, Lito Sheppard grabbed a window seat on the team bus.

Eagles' confident demeanor belies their history, odds
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - There's something curious about these Philadelphia Eagles.

Marino, Young make Hall of Fame
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Steve Young was a high school senior being recruited by Army when he stood on the sideline at West Point and watched a freshman for Pitt named Dan Marino.

Eagles' confident demeanor belies their history, odds
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - There's something curious about these Philadelphia Eagles.

Super Bowl notebook
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -Steve Young made it to the NFL Hall of Fame, and he picked up some nice souvenirs along the way.

Patriots skip walk-through on day before Super Bowl
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The New England Patriots skipped their walk-through on Saturday, the day before the Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Terrorists place little value on life
As long as we are granted and seek to honor the basic premise for all human beings, "life, liberty and pursuit of happiness," then we have no basis for taking the life of another.

Clerics differ on prayer's effect on Super Bowl
PHILADELPHIA -- When Bishop Alden A. Gaines withdrew to his prayer closet two weekends ago, his spiritual wings began flapping hard.

Clerics differ on prayer's effect on Super Bowl
PHILADELPHIA -- When Bishop Alden A. Gaines withdrew to his prayer closet two weekends ago, his spiritual wings began flapping hard.

Faith digest
The youth group at St. Mark United Methodist Church on Washington Road and others across the area will have their soup pots out for the souper bowl of caring Sunday.

Bible translation aimed at young people
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - For 40 years, John Stek has spent his spare time going over the Bible word by word, verse by verse, chapter by chapter, trying to make it easier to read and understand.

Debates show fascination with Bible-linked materials
An ancient fortress, a burial box and a piece of cloth - historical remains related to the Bible never cease to provoke heated debate, whether the discoveries are thought to be tantalizing clues, cynical hoaxes or just archaeological mistakes.

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

Soul-searching churches find their purpose
As one famous Christian, Marshall McLuhan, said, "The medium is the message." How a congregation determines its identity impacts how effective it is in delivering its message.

'Inclusive' Bible follows Protestants' lead
Should the Bible call God the "Father" or "Lord"? Should Jesus be termed the "Son" of God or "Son" of "Man"? Should masculine words such as "king" and "kingdom" be allowed? Should Holy Writ have so many male pronouns?

Bible translation aimed at young people
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - For 40 years, John Stek has spent his spare time going over the Bible word by word, verse by verse, chapter by chapter, trying to make it easier to read and understand.

Convention president details agenda
The General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia was organized in Augusta about 135 years ago to provide Christian education for black Baptists.

Debates show fascination with Bible-linked materials
An ancient fortress, a burial box and a piece of cloth - historical remains related to the Bible never cease to provoke heated debate, whether the discoveries are thought to be tantalizing clues, cynical hoaxes or just archaeological mistakes.

Soul-searching churches find their purpose
As one famous Christian, Marshall McLuhan, said, "The medium is the message." How a congregation determines its identity impacts how effective it is in delivering its message.

Terrorists place little value on life
As long as we are granted and seek to honor the basic premise for all human beings, "life, liberty and pursuit of happiness," then we have no basis for taking the life of another.

'Inclusive' Bible follows Protestants' lead
Should the Bible call God the "Father" or "Lord"? Should Jesus be termed the "Son" of God or "Son" of "Man"? Should masculine words such as "king" and "kingdom" be allowed? Should Holy Writ have so many male pronouns?

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

Snake book has southeast covered

T.O. could learn from T.B.

Ned Flanders in the spotlight on 'The Simpsons'

Ned Flanders in the spotlight on 'The Simpsons'
NEW YORK - Good heavens! Ned Flanders has come into his own. A zealous instrument of God, Ned has long been instrumental to "The Simpsons" as it lampoons organized religion (that is, when not mocking virtually every other human institution, from business to democracy to its own TV network).

NFL to "Let It Be" with Sir Paul on halftime stage
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A year removed from the Janet Jackson debacle, the NFL has come up with the perfect way to clean up its act at halftime of the Super Bowl: Hire a British knight to entertain.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead

Inside the relaunch of MTV's little brother
NEW YORK - Inside the giant factory of cool known as MTV headquarters, a crew of hip twentysomethings has been hard at work creating a two-headed monster.

NFL to "Let It Be" with Sir Paul on halftime stage

Inside the relaunch of MTV's little brother
NEW YORK - Inside the giant factory of cool known as MTV headquarters, a crew of hip twentysomethings has been hard at work creating a two-headed monster.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
The place: Two problem-beset sections of San Francisco - Chinatown and Hunter's Point, identified as the city's last slum.

Inside the relaunch of MTV's little brother

Ned Flanders in the spotlight on 'The Simpsons'
NEW YORK - Good heavens! Ned Flanders has come into his own. A zealous instrument of God, Ned has long been instrumental to "The Simpsons" as it lampoons organized religion (that is, when not mocking virtually every other human institution, from business to democracy to its own TV network).

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
The place: Two problem-beset sections of San Francisco - Chinatown and Hunter's Point, identified as the city's last slum.

NFL to "Let It Be" with Sir Paul on halftime stage
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A year removed from the Janet Jackson debacle, the NFL has come up with the perfect way to clean up its act at halftime of the Super Bowl: Hire a British knight to entertain.

Actor Ossie Davis dies at 87

Actor John Vernon, Wormer of 'Animal House,' dies

People in the News

Bulldogs stay the course
ATHENS, Ga. - Dave Bliss says there's no reason he shouldn't accept a leadership role on Georgia's basketball team.

Bulldogs stay the course
ATHENS, Ga. - Dave Bliss says there's no reason he shouldn't accept a leadership role on Georgia's basketball team.

Bulldogs stay the course

Gamecocks score knockout

Gamecocks score knockout
ATHENS, Ga. - South Carolina's Carlos Powell didn't need to see clearly with both eyes to identify a basketball game turning into something more physical.

Gamecocks score knockout
ATHENS, Ga. - South Carolina's Carlos Powell didn't need to see clearly with both eyes to identify a basketball game turning into something more physical.

Joke on tax form cost city $5,500

Odds and Ends

Terrorists place little value on life

'Inclusive' Bible follows Protestants' lead

Bible translation aimed at young people

Clerics differ on prayer's effect on Super Bowl

Faith calendar

Soul-searching churches find their purpose

Debates show fascination with Bible-linked materials