Tigers land Ordonez
DETROIT - For the second straight year, the Detroit Tigers added a marquee player about two weeks before the start of spring training.

Report: Canseco says he injected McGwire with steroids

Report: Canseco says he injected McGwire with steroids
NEW YORK - Jose Canseco says in his upcoming book that he injected Mark McGwire with steroids and introduced several other sluggers to the drugs, the Daily News reported Sunday.

Tigers land Ordonez
DETROIT - For the second straight year, the Detroit Tigers added a marquee player about two weeks before the start of spring training.

Tigers land Ordonez

Report: Canseco says he injected McGwire with steroids
NEW YORK - Jose Canseco says in his upcoming book that he injected Mark McGwire with steroids and introduced several other sluggers to the drugs, the Daily News reported Sunday.

Super Bowl Sunday is an ideal time for shopping

Odds and Ends
GREEN BAY, Wis. - A Connecticut boy has been making good use of his Christmas present.

Soldier demoted for mud-wrestling party
RALEIGH, N.C. - A female member of a National Guard military police unit was demoted for indecent exposure after a mud-wrestling party at the Army-run Camp Bucca detention center in Iraq, a military spokesman said Sunday.

Soldier demoted for mud-wrestling party
RALEIGH, N.C. - A female member of a National Guard military police unit was demoted for indecent exposure after a mud-wrestling party at the Army-run Camp Bucca detention center in Iraq, a military spokesman said Sunday.

Odds and Ends
GREEN BAY, Wis. - A Connecticut boy has been making good use of his Christmas present.

Boy, 4, drives mom's car to video store and back
SAND LAKE, Mich. - A boy drove his mother's car to a video store in the middle of the night, police said - and he's all of 4 years old.

Boy, 4, drives mom's car to video store and back
SAND LAKE, Mich. - A boy drove his mother's car to a video store in the middle of the night, police said - and he's all of 4 years old.

Veterans get paid to learn jobs
When Lindsay Hyle was offered a job as an administrative assistant, it seemed like the perfect job.

Bush sends Congress $2.57 trillion spending plan
WASHINGTON - President Bush sent Congress a $2.57 trillion budget plan Monday that seeks deep spending cuts across a wide swath of government from reducing subsidies paid to the nation's farmers, cutting health care payments for poor people and veterans and trimming spending on the environment and education.

Ford, Dodge recalling thousands of vehicles

Summer travel could be costly for motorists
WASHINGTON - Gasoline prices rose more than 7 percent in January, which typically is one of the slowest driving months of the year. That's leading experts to predict pump prices may surge past last year's record highs when highway travel picks up late in the spring.

Study backs SRS goal
To keep America's nuclear stockpile from decaying, a factory that can crank out 125 atomic weapon triggers a year has to be built by 2021, a recently released report to Congress shows.

Doctors drop out of workers' comp system
SACRAMENTO - Francis Pecoraro is trading a San Francisco Bay area medical practice that mainly serves injured workers for one in Wilmington, N.C., that he believes will be more doctor friendly.

Fed chairman praises father of modern economics
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan paid tribute on Sunday to the father of modern economics, saying that 18th-century philosopher Adam Smith was "a towering contributor to the development of the modern world."

PX gives troops taste of home
CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Pass the ammunition and a slice of pizza. U.S. soldiers in Iraq spend hours - sometimes days - on patrol hunting insurgents and dodging roadside bombs.

PX gives troops taste of home

Veterans get paid to learn jobs
When Lindsay Hyle was offered a job as an administrative assistant, it seemed like the perfect job.

Ford, Dodge recalling thousands of vehicles
DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. is recalling 358,857 Focus cars because their rear passenger doors may not latch properly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a Ford spokeswoman said Monday.

Ford, Dodge recalling thousands of vehicles
DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. is recalling 358,857 Focus cars because their rear passenger doors may not latch properly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a Ford spokeswoman said Monday.

Doctors drop out of workers' comp system
SACRAMENTO - Francis Pecoraro is trading a San Francisco Bay area medical practice that mainly serves injured workers for one in Wilmington, N.C., that he believes will be more doctor friendly.

Study backs SRS goal
To keep America's nuclear stockpile from decaying, a factory that can crank out 125 atomic weapon triggers a year has to be built by 2021, a recently released report to Congress shows.

Bush sends Congress $2.57 trillion spending plan
WASHINGTON - President Bush sent Congress a $2.57 trillion budget plan Monday that seeks deep spending cuts across a wide swath of government from reducing subsidies paid to the nation's farmers, cutting health care payments for poor people and veterans and trimming spending on the environment and education.

Doctors drop out of workers' comp system

Star witness takes stand at Ebbers trial
NEW YORK - Former WorldCom Inc. finance chief Scott Sullivan took the stand Monday as the star government witness in the accounting fraud trial of ex-CEO Bernard Ebbers.

Summer travel could be costly for motorists

PX gives troops taste of home
CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Pass the ammunition and a slice of pizza. U.S. soldiers in Iraq spend hours - sometimes days - on patrol hunting insurgents and dodging roadside bombs.

Bush sends Congress $2.57 trillion spending plan

Nervous investors stop stocks' rally
NEW YORK - Stocks dipped Monday despite a sharp drop in oil prices and new strength in the dollar as investors worried about the market's ability to hold its gains after last week's rally.

Summer travel could be costly for motorists
WASHINGTON - Gasoline prices rose more than 7 percent in January, which typically is one of the slowest driving months of the year. That's leading experts to predict pump prices may surge past last year's record highs when highway travel picks up late in the spring.

Study backs SRS goal

Veterans get paid to learn jobs

Clemson struggles through poor season
CLEMSON, S.C. - Even in the midst of his worst season at Clemson, women's basketball coach Jim Davis knows down deep he's on the right path back to success.

Clemson struggles through poor season

Clemson struggles through poor season
CLEMSON, S.C. - Even in the midst of his worst season at Clemson, women's basketball coach Jim Davis knows down deep he's on the right path back to success.

Maryland defeats Lady Tigers
CLEMSON, S.C. - Looks like No. 20 Maryland has an outside answer as well.

Maryland defeats Lady Tigers
CLEMSON, S.C. - Looks like No. 20 Maryland has an outside answer as well.

Maryland defeats Lady Tigers

Citadel moves ahead with stadium renovation
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Citadel's board of visitors has approved an $8 million plan to renovate Johnson Hagood Stadium.

No. 2 North Carolina routs Florida St.

Tuskegee slows Paine's momentum

New findings test food IQ
Here are some of the latest truths, myths and facts that I've uncovered in my continuing effort to decipher "what's what" in the world of nutrition. See whether you're a nutrition expert:

An image problem?

An image problem?
Most retail stores' ads and commercials hype product, prices and service. But not Wal-Mart, at least not lately.

Are we in or out?
A charity poker tournament in Rochester, N.Y., to raise funds for muscular dystrophy was postponed recently when its legality came into question.

Bill fights local blight
State Rep. Sue Burmeister, R-Augusta, says she's confident her colleagues on Richmond County's legislative delegation will back her plan to permit the Augusta Commission to move ahead on tax allocation districts. The districts, spawned by a 1985 state law, are designed to encourage investment in upgrading blighted, rundown areas.

Sunnis want in

S.C. should cut tax
The South Carolina House has resoundingly passed one of Gov. Mark Sanford's favorite proposals - to reduce the state's top income tax rate to 4.75 percent from 7 percent over the next several years.

Sunnis want in
Despite impressive turnouts by Shiites and Kurds in Iraq's Jan. 30 elections, critics complained that the lack of participation by the Sunnis could undermine the whole process toward democratic self-rule.

Sunnis want in
Despite impressive turnouts by Shiites and Kurds in Iraq's Jan. 30 elections, critics complained that the lack of participation by the Sunnis could undermine the whole process toward democratic self-rule.

An image problem?
Most retail stores' ads and commercials hype product, prices and service. But not Wal-Mart, at least not lately.

Are we in or out?
A charity poker tournament in Rochester, N.Y., to raise funds for muscular dystrophy was postponed recently when its legality came into question.

Are we in or out?

People in the News
NEW YORK Bollywood film star Aishwarya Rai says she was taken aback by all the attention she received during the filming of "Bride & Prejudice," her first English-language movie.

People in the News
NEW YORK Bollywood film star Aishwarya Rai says she was taken aback by all the attention she received during the filming of "Bride & Prejudice," her first English-language movie.

People in the News
HIGH POINT, N.C. - Reigning American Idol Fantasia Barrino said one song on her new CD, "Free Yourself," is dedicated to young mothers who struggle to support themselves and their children - just as she does.

Rap mogul Suge Knight arrested
BARSTOW, Calif. - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was booked on suspicion of violating his parole after police found marijuana in his truck during a traffic stop, authorities said Sunday.

NYC Station still reeling from tsunami parody
NEW YORK - The music swelled, sounding the familiar first notes of the vintage charity hit "We Are the World." Then the lyrics kicked in - a torrent of bad taste, ethnic slurs and cruel insults about the killer south Asia tsunami.

People in the News
HIGH POINT, N.C. - Reigning American Idol Fantasia Barrino said one song on her new CD, "Free Yourself," is dedicated to young mothers who struggle to support themselves and their children - just as she does.

NYC Station still reeling from tsunami parody
NEW YORK - The music swelled, sounding the familiar first notes of the vintage charity hit "We Are the World." Then the lyrics kicked in - a torrent of bad taste, ethnic slurs and cruel insults about the killer south Asia tsunami.

Rap mogul Suge Knight arrested
BARSTOW, Calif. - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was booked on suspicion of violating his parole after police found marijuana in his truck during a traffic stop, authorities said Sunday.

Rodman debuts PETA ad at N.Y. Fashion Week
NEW YORK - Often his own fashion statement on the basketball court, Dennis Rodman made one at New York Fashion Week, revealing all in an ad for PETA.

Here's the problem with 'No problem'

Pacers looking for lucky seven at Outback

Mickelson holds on for victory at former home

Mickelson holds on for victory at former home
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Phil Mickelson finished a triumphant week in his second home, winning the FBR Open by five strokes for his largest margin of victory in a PGA Tour event.

Pacers looking for lucky seven at Outback
There's just a certain ring to USC Aiken winning another golf tournament.

Parry outlasts O'Hern in four-hole playoff

Mickelson holds on for victory at former home
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Phil Mickelson finished a triumphant week in his second home, winning the FBR Open by five strokes for his largest margin of victory in a PGA Tour event.

Pacers looking for lucky seven at Outback
There's just a certain ring to USC Aiken winning another golf tournament.

Parry outlasts O'Hern in four-hole playoff
MELBOURNE, Australia - Craig Parry kept saving par. Nick O'Hern kept missing putts.

Parry outlasts O'Hern in four-hole playoff
MELBOURNE, Australia - Craig Parry kept saving par. Nick O'Hern kept missing putts.

Richmond Academy tops Richmond Hill

Super Bowl Sunday is an ideal time for shopping
I was out of town this weekend, and when I got back late Sunday I made a quick dash to the grocery for the week's provisions.

Super Bowl Sunday is an ideal time for shopping
I was out of town this weekend, and when I got back late Sunday I made a quick dash to the grocery for the week's provisions.

More charges filed against Schrenko
ATLANTA -- Linda Schrenko, the embattled former state superintendent of schools and unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate, now faces additional charges as the result of a new federal indictment today.

Wreck kills Trenton woman
AIKEN -- A Trenton woman was killed this morning when her Volkswagen sedan was struck by a utility truck on South Carolina Highway 19.

Waiting for care is bothersome

Letter should not have been printed
This is in response to the letter, "Come pray for an end to abortions" (Jan. 26).Katie Kiernan, Augusta

So why are food prices so high?

So why are food prices so high?
Your Jan. 31 "Residents enjoy low cost of living" article was most interesting in what it left out.Barbara Shaffer, Blythe

Letter should not have been printed
This is in response to the letter, "Come pray for an end to abortions" (Jan. 26). Katie Kiernan, Augusta

Evolution letter needs clarification
In response to Matt Alan's insightful letter to the editor, Arlene Candy purports to elucidate the meanings of "theory" and "species" ("Letter writer's views need to evolve," Jan. 28).Roni J. Bollag, Martinez

Suburban growth isn't that good

Waiting for care is bothersome
I went to see one of the finest doctors in Aiken for an annual visit. When I arrived a few minutes ahead of time, the waiting room was full. I signed in and sat.Neil O. Myers, Aiken, S.C.

Abortion alternative must be found
I read with great interest Dr. Gene Binet's Jan. 26 letter ("Come pray for an end to abortions"). It is unfortunate that most people are unaware of the unpleasant fact that Augusta has become Georgia's second-largest abortion center. Vern J. Simon, Evans

Abortion protest is a disturbance

Letter should not have been printed

Abortion protest is a disturbance
I am writing in response to a letter to the editor, "Come pray for an end to abortions" (Jan. 26).Casey Howard, Augusta

Waiting for care is bothersome
I went to see one of the finest doctors in Aiken for an annual visit. When I arrived a few minutes ahead of time, the waiting room was full. I signed in and sat.Neil O. Myers, Aiken, S.C.

Suburban growth isn't that good
In response to the letter by Al Hutko ("Listen to residents about growth," Jan. 30), I fully agree with his assessments.Lina Bracci, Evans

Abortion protest is a disturbance
I am writing in response to a letter to the editor, "Come pray for an end to abortions" (Jan. 26). Casey Howard, Augusta

Augusta smoking law is a must
I read with great interest Lee Shearer's article in Tuesday's Chronicle regarding the Athens-Clarke County Commission's proposed total ban on smoking in public places, with hopes of joining the ranks of other counties and cities in the state that have seen the light and done so. Jerry Scott, Augusta

Suburban growth isn't that good
In response to the letter by Al Hutko ("Listen to residents about growth," Jan. 30), I fully agree with his assessments.Lina Bracci, Evans

So why are food prices so high?
Your Jan. 31 "Residents enjoy low cost of living" article was most interesting in what it left out.Barbara Shaffer, Blythe

Metallics shine during New York Fashion Week

NASA sees budget hike not enough to save Hubble

Cuba launches ban on smoking in public places

'Resident Evil 4' horrific yet enjoyable

Patchwork is hot, ponchos are not

Health and fitness calendar

Microsoft Streets & Trips avoids road to nowhere

Good love, bad breakup

Best bets on the Net

Metallics shine during New York Fashion Week
NEW YORK - Diane von Furstenberg wanted to take New York Fashion Week by storm. The Russian Revolution was the inspiration for her fall collection, called Winter Place, and the designer sent a mix of folkloric embroideries and military details down the runway at her show Sunday night, with Ellen Barkin and Carmen Electra sitting in the audience.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Good love, bad breakup
Breaking up is hard to do. It can be a sudden bolt from the blue, such as an intercepted e-mail that reveals a partner's cheating habits. Or it can be a series of long, deep conversations that leads to a mutual parting of ways.

Cuba launches ban on smoking in public places
HAVANA - The country known for it high-quality cigars banned smoking of all kinds in public places Monday, as the Cuban government acknowledged the health risk of tobacco.

Cuba launches ban on smoking in public places
HAVANA - The country known for it high-quality cigars banned smoking of all kinds in public places Monday, as the Cuban government acknowledged the health risk of tobacco.

'ESPN NBA 2K5' a great hoops game
Balancing offense and defense is key to a great basketball video game. "ESPN NBA 2K5" successfully blends excellent game play, stunning visuals and a solid amount of new features at a bargain price.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Podcasting turns PC owners into broadcasters
SAN JOSE, Calif. - After getting a taste of the radio business in college, software designer Craig Patchett never lost his interest in broadcasting. But without a job in radio, it seemed likely to remain one of those unfulfilled passions - until something called "podcasting" came along.

NASA sees budget hike not enough to save Hubble
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - With the moon on its horizon, NASA sees an increase in the 2006 budget proposed by the White House on Monday, but the 2.5 percent hike is not enough to save the Hubble Space Telescope.

'Resident Evil 4' horrific yet enjoyable
Shotgun at the ready, I inched along the muddy path toward a ramshackle wood shed shrouded in the foggy distance.

Good love, bad breakup
Breaking up is hard to do. It can be a sudden bolt from the blue, such as an intercepted e-mail that reveals a partner's cheating habits. Or it can be a series of long, deep conversations that leads to a mutual parting of ways.

Best bets on the Net
Those who enjoy watching the Super Bowl for the TV commercials may want to pay this site a visit. Search the archives for popular ads that aired in past Super Bowls, find previews of this year's spots, interact on the message board, check the latest ad-related news and more.

Patchwork is hot, ponchos are not
NEW YORK - Patchwork and ponchos: One is so hot, the other is not.

Microsoft Streets & Trips avoids road to nowhere
With Web sites like Yahoo and MapQuest giving away maps and driving directions it seems like a waste of money to buy a standalone program that basically does the same thing. To survive, software publishers need to offer a lot more than the online freebies.

NASA sees budget hike not enough to save Hubble
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - With the moon on its horizon, NASA sees an increase in the 2006 budget proposed by the White House on Monday, but the 2.5 percent hike is not enough to save the Hubble Space Telescope.

'Resident Evil 4' horrific yet enjoyable
Shotgun at the ready, I inched along the muddy path toward a ramshackle wood shed shrouded in the foggy distance.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Patchwork is hot, ponchos are not
NEW YORK - Patchwork and ponchos: One is so hot, the other is not.

Best bets on the Net
Those who enjoy watching the Super Bowl for the TV commercials may want to pay this site a visit. Search the archives for popular ads that aired in past Super Bowls, find previews of this year's spots, interact on the message board, check the latest ad-related news and more.

Metallics shine during New York Fashion Week
NEW YORK - Diane von Furstenberg wanted to take New York Fashion Week by storm. The Russian Revolution was the inspiration for her fall collection, called Winter Place, and the designer sent a mix of folkloric embroideries and military details down the runway at her show Sunday night, with Ellen Barkin and Carmen Electra sitting in the audience.

Microsoft Streets & Trips avoids road to nowhere
With Web sites like Yahoo and MapQuest giving away maps and driving directions it seems like a waste of money to buy a standalone program that basically does the same thing. To survive, software publishers need to offer a lot more than the online freebies.

Controversial issues remain for senators
ATLANTA - Having already plowed through bills on education and medical-malpractice lawsuits, the Georgia Senate will turn its attention this week to two hot-button social issues while Gold Dome insiders wait to hear whether GOP leaders will take a shot at redrawing the state's congressional lines.

Kid of the Day
Ciera Rouse is today's Kid of the Day.

Perdue plans funding help for disabled

Train wreck victims debate tort bill

News you can use

SRS takes hit in proposed 2006 budget

Augusta Web site gets face-lift

Judge to decide on what jury will hear

Charm of West Avenue draws businesses
NORTH AUGUSTA - Sammy and Lacy Anderson's summer-long search for the perfect place to relocate their home-based photography studio ended on the front porch of a white, 91-year-old wood-frame house at 512 West Ave.

Schools toughen threat policy

News you can use
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Five questions
Susie and Kuan Kuo, managers at Shangri-La Chinese Restaurant, answer five questions for The Augusta Chronicle.

Super Bowl crowd spills into south Ga. city
ST. MARYS, Ga. - Swarms of football fans around the country were gathering just 30 miles away for Super Bowl Sunday, but all anyone in this coastal Georgia city could think about was Fat Tuesday.

The week ahead
On this day in 1926, Carter G. Woodson created Negro History Week, which didn't become Black History Month until half a century later.

Zoloft defense trial enters second week
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Was Christopher Pittman a shy youngster driven to kill by a powerful mind-altering drug or an angry kid out to get even with his grandparents for disciplining him?

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Cory Glover, 14, of Augusta.

Perdue plans funding help for disabled
ATHENS, Ga. - Edna Thompson has been taking care of her brother Ray Looney for nearly 40 years, but she'd like a little help.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A 51-year-old Prosperity woman was killed early Sunday while walking along railroad tracks in Chapin, Lexington County Coroner Harry Harman said in a release.

Lawmakers to decide on congressional map
ATLANTA - Georgia Republicans have long railed against the state's congressional map, a splotchy collection of 13 districts gerrymandered to hurt the GOP.

Doctors split on lawsuit reviews
ATLANTA - When Dr. Geoffrey Cole was sued for medical malpractice several years ago, it wasn't the filing of the lawsuit that bothered him most.

Across Georgia
DULUTH - A Duluth High School student was arrested after he ran onto the basketball court after a tight game and punched one of the opposing team's players, police said.

Staff sergeant is proud of Iraq work
Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Hughes said even though he missed Iraq's first free elections, he's glad to be home.

Across the area

Am I doing this right?
Xiaolan Yi (right) tries her best to show her son Richard Tong, 10, how to jump rope, though she had little success. The family was taking advantage of Sunday's springlike weather with a trip to Lake Olmstead Park.

S.C. State seeks loan for student housing
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - South Carolina State University hopes to get permission to build new student housing units now that its financial books are back in order.

Train wreck victims debate tort bill
GRANITEVILLE - Sara Kennebeck lost her son in the Norfolk Southern train collision and chlorine spill. Under pending bills in the South Carolina Legislature, her pain and suffering wouldn't be worth more than $250,000 in a court of law.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A 51-year-old Prosperity woman was killed early Sunday while walking along railroad tracks in Chapin, Lexington County Coroner Harry Harman said in a release.

GOP considers redrawing congressional districts
ATLANTA - Republican lawmakers haven't been shy during the past four years when it came to criticizing the shape of Georgia's 13 congressional districts.

Doctors split on lawsuit reviews
ATLANTA - When Dr. Geoffrey Cole was sued for medical malpractice several years ago, it wasn't the filing of the lawsuit that bothered him most.

Across the southeast
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - A man's attempt to rid himself of counterfeit Super Bowl tickets he had purchased for $2,100 landed him in jail when he tried to sell them to an undercover officer, police said.

Staff sergeant is proud of Iraq work
Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Hughes said even though he missed Iraq's first free elections, he's glad to be home.

Lawmakers to decide on congressional map
ATLANTA - Georgia Republicans have long railed against the state's congressional map, a splotchy collection of 13 districts gerrymandered to hurt the GOP.

SRS takes hit in proposed 2006 budget
Savannah River Site is slated for $84 million less in environmental cleanup and energy money in President Bush's budget request for 2006, a 5.9 percent drop over last year's request, federal officials said Monday.

Fight to incorporate town continues
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The fight to incorporate the town of James Island continues this week in the Statehouse, where two bills that would ease restrictions on new cities are scheduled for debate.

The week ahead

Across the southeast
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - A man's attempt to rid himself of counterfeit Super Bowl tickets he had purchased for $2,100 landed him in jail when he tried to sell them to an undercover officer, police said.

Across the southeast

Charity program gives aid to area
Hours before kickoff, hundreds across the Augusta area celebrated a Super Bowl that had nothing to do with touchdowns and halftime shows.

Proposed budget caps could take man's support

Aiken County involves residents in planning
AIKEN - The county's resident-driven planning process aims to create a plan for the future, a set of goals for issues including economic development, transportation and recreation.

Deputy fired after dog-shooting incident

Proposed budget caps could take man's support
Craig Minnix has a grim answer when the discussion turns to where he would go if he couldn't live at Walton West Transitional Living Center.

Fight to incorporate town continues
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The fight to incorporate the town of James Island continues this week in the Statehouse, where two bills that would ease restrictions on new cities are scheduled for debate.

Proposed budget caps could take man's support
Craig Minnix has a grim answer when the discussion turns to where he would go if he couldn't live at Walton West Transitional Living Center.

Am I doing this right?
Xiaolan Yi (right) tries her best to show her son Richard Tong, 10, how to jump rope, though she had little success. The family was taking advantage of Sunday's springlike weather with a trip to Lake Olmstead Park.

Kid of the Day
Ciera Rouse is today's Kid of the Day.

Across the area
An Augusta woman was arrested Saturday night and charged with trying to steal items from a business by placing them under her baby in a car seat.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Cory Glover, 14, of Augusta.

Aiken County involves residents in planning

Deputy fired after dog-shooting incident
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - A Gwinnett County sheriff's deputy was fired this week after allegedly killing a Hall County man's coonhound.

Kid of the Day

Super Bowl crowd spills into south Ga. city
ST. MARYS, Ga. - Swarms of football fans around the country were gathering just 30 miles away for Super Bowl Sunday, but all anyone in this coastal Georgia city could think about was Fat Tuesday.

Lighthouse to open later this month

Group rallies for Habitat for Humanity founders
AMERICUS, Ga. - Supporters of the embattled founder and former president of Habitat for Humanity gathered Saturday to tell of his impact on their lives and to protest his firing earlier this week.

Am I doing this right?

Schools toughen threat policy
It happened again Monday at Tutt Middle School. This time, the bomb threat was written in a note and dropped in a pupil's locker.

Across the area

Judge to decide on what jury will hear
A judge could decide as early as next week what, if anything, a jury should learn about what Ronald Burke said regarding the disappearance and slaying of Tamara Dunstan.

Doctors split on lawsuit reviews

Across the area
A Trenton, S.C., woman was killed on her way to work Monday morning when her Volkswagen sedan was struck by a utility truck on South Carolina Highway 19.

Lawmakers to decide on congressional map

Train wreck victims debate tort bill
GRANITEVILLE - Sara Kennebeck lost her son in the Norfolk Southern train collision and chlorine spill. Under pending bills in the South Carolina Legislature, her pain and suffering wouldn't be worth more than $250,000 in a court of law.

Ex-commissioner dies at 80

Augusta Web site gets face-lift
Mike Culver and Tameka Allen, city employees considered fairly computer literate, knew Augusta's Web site looked good.

S.C. State seeks loan for student housing

Man gets killed outside bar
Police are looking for the person who shot an 18-year-old Augusta man to death outside Alex's Restaurant and Sports Bar early Sunday, according to officials.

Wreck kills Trenton woman

Lighthouse to open later this month
BEAUFORT, S.C. - The Hunting Island Lighthouse is scheduled to reopen later this month after being closed for nearly two years because of cracks found in the structure.

Coleman hunts for niche after GOP takeover

SRS takes hit in proposed 2006 budget
Savannah River Site is slated for $84 million less in environmental cleanup and energy money in President Bush's budget request for 2006, a 5.9 percent drop over last year's request, federal officials said Monday.

Super Bowl crowd spills into south Ga. city

Charm of West Avenue draws businesses

GOP considers redrawing congressional districts
ATLANTA - Republican lawmakers haven't been shy during the past four years when it came to criticizing the shape of Georgia's 13 congressional districts.

Kid of the Day

Crews braved hidden dangers

Zoloft defense trial enters second week
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Was Christopher Pittman a shy youngster driven to kill by a powerful mind-altering drug or an angry kid out to get even with his grandparents for disciplining him?

Across South Carolina

Across the area
An Augusta woman was arrested Saturday night and charged with trying to steal items from a business by placing them under her baby in a car seat.

Across Georgia

Rants and Raves
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Fight to incorporate town continues

Charity program gives aid to area
Hours before kickoff, hundreds across the Augusta area celebrated a Super Bowl that had nothing to do with touchdowns and halftime shows.

Zoloft defense trial enters second week

Coleman hunts for niche after GOP takeover
ATLANTA - There's a painting in Terry Coleman's office that says "patience is a virtue." It shows a long line of people jostling for a meeting with the House speaker, one of the most powerful men in Georgia.

Charity program gives aid to area

Aiken County involves residents in planning
AIKEN - The county's resident-driven planning process aims to create a plan for the future, a set of goals for issues including economic development, transportation and recreation.

Staff sergeant is proud of Iraq work

Group rallies for Habitat for Humanity founders
AMERICUS, Ga. - Supporters of the embattled founder and former president of Habitat for Humanity gathered Saturday to tell of his impact on their lives and to protest his firing earlier this week.

Controversial issues remain for senators

S.C. State seeks loan for student housing
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - South Carolina State University hopes to get permission to build new student housing units now that its financial books are back in order.

Group rallies for Habitat for Humanity founders

Lighthouse to open later this month
BEAUFORT, S.C. - The Hunting Island Lighthouse is scheduled to reopen later this month after being closed for nearly two years because of cracks found in the structure.

Rants and Raves
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Deputy fired after dog-shooting incident
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - A Gwinnett County sheriff's deputy was fired this week after allegedly killing a Hall County man's coonhound.

Man is sought in fatal shooting at bar
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man in connection with a fatal weekend shooting outside a Wrightsboro Road bar.

Ex-commissioner dies at 80
Vince Robertson, a longtime Columbia County businessman who served on the county commission and school board, died Sunday.

Schools toughen threat policy
It happened again Monday at Tutt Middle School. This time, the bomb threat was written in a note and dropped in a pupil's locker.

Across Georgia
DULUTH - A Duluth High School student was arrested after he ran onto the basketball court after a tight game and punched one of the opposing team's players, police said.

Judge to decide on what jury will hear
A judge could decide as early as next week what, if anything, a jury should learn about what Ronald Burke said regarding the disappearance and slaying of Tamara Dunstan.

Controversial issues remain for senators
ATLANTA - Having already plowed through bills on education and medical-malpractice lawsuits, the Georgia Senate will turn its attention this week to two hot-button social issues while Gold Dome insiders wait to hear whether GOP leaders will take a shot at redrawing the state's congressional lines.

Augusta could reap from plan
Augusta and Columbia County are likely beneficiaries of Gov. Sonny Perdue's proposal to create a new statewide green space program to acquire or protect environmentally sensitive areas.

Coleman hunts for niche after GOP takeover
ATLANTA - There's a painting in Terry Coleman's office that says "patience is a virtue." It shows a long line of people jostling for a meeting with the House speaker, one of the most powerful men in Georgia.

Perdue plans funding help for disabled
ATHENS, Ga. - Edna Thompson has been taking care of her brother Ray Looney for nearly 40 years, but she'd like a little help.

The week ahead
On this day in 1926, Carter G. Woodson created Negro History Week, which didn't become Black History Month until half a century later.

Augusta Web site gets face-lift
Mike Culver and Tameka Allen, city employees considered fairly computer literate, knew Augusta's Web site looked good.

Crews braved hidden dangers
GRANITEVILLE - Kevin Faircloth moved through the gas-laced fog and darkness like a yellow ghost, fueled by the fear of finding the body of a close friend or relative and the knowledge that something deadly was jetting high above the twisted metal wreckage of Norfolk Southern Train 192.

Across the area
A Trenton, S.C., woman was killed on her way to work Monday morning when her Volkswagen sedan was struck by a utility truck on South Carolina Highway 19.

Wreck kills Trenton woman
AIKEN -- A Trenton woman was killed this morning when her Volkswagen sedan was struck by a utility truck on South Carolina Highway 19.

News you can use
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Ex-commissioner dies at 80
Vince Robertson, a longtime Columbia County businessman who served on the county commission and school board, died Sunday.

Across South Carolina
FLORENCE - A recent round of tuberculosis cases in the Pee Dee and along the Grand Strand is no cause for alarm, health officials say.

Crews braved hidden dangers
GRANITEVILLE - Kevin Faircloth moved through the gas-laced fog and darkness like a yellow ghost, fueled by the fear of finding the body of a close friend or relative and the knowledge that something deadly was jetting high above the twisted metal wreckage of Norfolk Southern Train 192.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Private clubs that want to exclude gay members would be safe from sanction by city ordinances under a bill approved by the Georgia House on Monday.

Charm of West Avenue draws businesses
NORTH AUGUSTA - Sammy and Lacy Anderson's summer-long search for the perfect place to relocate their home-based photography studio ended on the front porch of a white, 91-year-old wood-frame house at 512 West Ave.

GOP considers redrawing congressional districts

Here's the problem with 'No problem'
While on vacation in the mountains last summer, my wife and I stopped at a restaurant for breakfast. Our waiter wasn't the fastest worker in the place and his personality left a bit to be desired, but waiters aren't paid to engage in stimulating conversation. We were hungry and in no hurry, so we sat there and waited.

Here's the problem with 'No problem'
While on vacation in the mountains last summer, my wife and I stopped at a restaurant for breakfast. Our waiter wasn't the fastest worker in the place and his personality left a bit to be desired, but waiters aren't paid to engage in stimulating conversation. We were hungry and in no hurry, so we sat there and waited.

'Boogeyman,' debuts with $19.5 million

'Boogeyman,' debuts with $19.5 million
LOS ANGELES - Movie-goers showed that they weren't afraid of the "Boogeyman," pushing the horror flick to the top of the weekend box office with a $19.5 million debut.

Foxx, Swank take actors guild honors
With BC-Film-SAG Awards-List, BC-Film-SAG Awards-Vignettes

'Boogeyman,' debuts with $19.5 million
LOS ANGELES - Movie-goers showed that they weren't afraid of the "Boogeyman," pushing the horror flick to the top of the weekend box office with a $19.5 million debut.

Foxx, Swank take actors guild honors
With BC-Film-SAG Awards-List, BC-Film-SAG Awards-Vignettes

Documentary bares all on legacy of porn classic

Foxx, Swank take actors guild honors

Documentary bares all on legacy of porn classic
PARK CITY, Utah - It was shot for $25,000 in six days. Its male star was a film-crew member shoved in front of the camera as a last-minute replacement. Its director readily conceded it was not even a good movie.

Documentary bares all on legacy of porn classic
PARK CITY, Utah - It was shot for $25,000 in six days. Its male star was a film-crew member shoved in front of the camera as a last-minute replacement. Its director readily conceded it was not even a good movie.

Singer Gavin DeGraw speaks out
RALEIGH, N.C. - In a parking lot, singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw raced his newly purchased radio-controlled truck.

Singer Gavin DeGraw speaks out
RALEIGH, N.C. - In a parking lot, singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw raced his newly purchased radio-controlled truck.

Smith, Casting Crowns lead Dove nominations
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Christian singer Michael W. Smith led the Dove nominations Monday with eight, including artist and song of the year.

Smith, Casting Crowns lead Dove nominations

Singer Gavin DeGraw speaks out

Smith, Casting Crowns lead Dove nominations
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Christian singer Michael W. Smith led the Dove nominations Monday with eight, including artist and song of the year.

Team coasts to Rolex victory
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The toughest decision for the winning sports car in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona was deciding whether to wash and wax the Pontiac-powered Riley during the final hour of the race.

Team coasts to Rolex victory

Team coasts to Rolex victory
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The toughest decision for the winning sports car in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona was deciding whether to wash and wax the Pontiac-powered Riley during the final hour of the race.

76ers edge Clippers
PHILADELPHIA - Allen Iverson scored 28 points, including the winning free throws with 1:01 to play, to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 106-104 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.

76ers edge Clippers

76ers edge Clippers
PHILADELPHIA - Allen Iverson scored 28 points, including the winning free throws with 1:01 to play, to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 106-104 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.

No. 2 North Carolina routs Florida St.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - For a moment, it appeared North Carolina was going to blow a big lead at Florida State for a second straight year.

No. 2 North Carolina routs Florida St.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - For a moment, it appeared North Carolina was going to blow a big lead at Florida State for a second straight year.

Tuskegee slows Paine's momentum
It was a chance to continue paving its path to a postseason berth. It was a chance to remain atop the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings.

Tuskegee slows Paine's momentum
It was a chance to continue paving its path to a postseason berth. It was a chance to remain atop the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings.

Patriots plan to stay together after win

McNabb shaky in big game

Winning next year is the goal for the Patriots

Patriots win, become NFL's new dynasty

Branch is Super Bowl MVP

Paul McCartney plays it safe at Super Bowl halftime

Versatile Vrabel vaults into Super Bowl lore

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Friendship outshines competition at luncheon

Friendship outshines competition at luncheon
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Some are old hands at Hollywood's big night, where they have come away triumphant. Some are veterans who have gone home empty-handed year after year. Others are brand new to the party.

Friendship outshines competition at luncheon
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Some are old hands at Hollywood's big night, where they have come away triumphant. Some are veterans who have gone home empty-handed year after year. Others are brand new to the party.

Gunning for victory

Agassi returning to Davis Cup team

'Raging Bull' LaMotta is back in spotlight

Judah wants to savor welterweight title

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Agassi returning to Davis Cup team
NEW YORK - Andre Agassi is returning to the U.S. Davis Cup team after a five-year absence, persuaded by a 2½-hour chat with captain Patrick McEnroe over dinner at a Las Vegas restaurant.

Overtime
In Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy, the world championships turned out to be tougher than Lindsey Kildow thought they would be.

Gunning for victory
Rusty Alen (left), of the Augusta Arsenal under-17 team, fights for the ball with Spencer Huggins, of the Lake Norman Rawdies, at their championship game. Augusta won, 5-0.

Judah wants to savor welterweight title
ST. LOUIS - There appears to be no rush to schedule a third bout between Zab Judah and Cory Spinks.

Overtime
In Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy, the world championships turned out to be tougher than Lindsey Kildow thought they would be.

Gunning for victory
Rusty Alen (left), of the Augusta Arsenal under-17 team, fights for the ball with Spencer Huggins, of the Lake Norman Rawdies, at their championship game. Augusta won, 5-0.

Overtime
In St. Andrew's, Scotland, Michelle Wie will play in this year's Women's British Open, the Ladies Golf Union said Monday.

Agassi returning to Davis Cup team
NEW YORK - Andre Agassi is returning to the U.S. Davis Cup team after a five-year absence, persuaded by a 2½-hour chat with captain Patrick McEnroe over dinner at a Las Vegas restaurant.

Judah wants to savor welterweight title
ST. LOUIS - There appears to be no rush to schedule a third bout between Zab Judah and Cory Spinks.

'Raging Bull' LaMotta is back in spotlight
NEW YORK - Jake LaMotta's hand shakes ever so slightly as he raises the cup of coffee to his lips.

Overtime
In St. Andrew's, Scotland, Michelle Wie will play in this year's Women's British Open, the Ladies Golf Union said Monday.

'Raging Bull' LaMotta is back in spotlight
NEW YORK - Jake LaMotta's hand shakes ever so slightly as he raises the cup of coffee to his lips.

Richmond Academy tops Richmond Hill
WAYNESBORO, Ga., - Monday's Region 3-AAA first-round playoff between Richmond Academy and Richmond Hill could have been it for Pat Rivers after 24 years with the Musketeers.

Richmond Academy tops Richmond Hill
WAYNESBORO, Ga., - Monday's Region 3-AAA first-round playoff between Richmond Academy and Richmond Hill could have been it for Pat Rivers after 24 years with the Musketeers.

Patriots plan to stay together after win
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Deion Branch needed just five little words to explain why the New England Patriots have won three of the past four Super Bowls.

Winning next year is the goal for the Patriots
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Deion Branch needed just five little words to explain why the New England Patriots have won three of the last four Super Bowls.

Paul McCartney plays it safe at Super Bowl halftime
NEW YORK - Nobody, but nobody was worried when Paul McCartney stripped off his jacket midway through his halftime performance at the Super Bowl.

Versatile Vrabel vaults into Super Bowl lore
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - New England's Mike Vrabel has become one of the most prolific receivers in Super Bowl history.

Patriots plan to stay together after win
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Deion Branch needed just five little words to explain why the New England Patriots have won three of the past four Super Bowls.

Patriots win, become NFL's new dynasty
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Dynasties don't have to be perfect or pretty. They just have to win - like the New England Patriots.

Josey coach recalls Bowl dreams
Technically, the dream that so many young boys harbor didn't come true for Barney Chavous.

Winning next year is the goal for the Patriots
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Deion Branch needed just five little words to explain why the New England Patriots have won three of the last four Super Bowls.

Branch is Super Bowl MVP
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Take that, T.O. Deion Branch managed to outshine Terrell Owens on football's biggest stage.

Versatile Vrabel vaults into Super Bowl lore
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - New England's Mike Vrabel has become one of the most prolific receivers in Super Bowl history.

Owens was a factor in Super Bowl
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Terrell Owens was a go. The rest of the Philadelphia Eagles didn't quite match his stellar performance.

Patriots win, become NFL's new dynasty
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Dynasties don't have to be perfect or pretty. They just have to win - like the New England Patriots.

McNabb shaky in big game
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Donovan McNabb saved his jitters for the Super Bowl.

Branch is Super Bowl MVP
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Take that, T.O. Deion Branch managed to outshine Terrell Owens on football's biggest stage.

Paul McCartney plays it safe at Super Bowl halftime
NEW YORK - Nobody, but nobody was worried when Paul McCartney stripped off his jacket midway through his halftime performance at the Super Bowl.

McNabb shaky in big game
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Donovan McNabb saved his jitters for the Super Bowl.

Pope gives blessing from hospital room
VATICAN CITY - Pope John Paul II blessed the faithful from his hospital window Sunday, looking frail and speaking with difficulty but determined to show he can still lead the Roman Catholic Church.

Networks pledge restraint with Jackson trial
NEW YORK - There was a sinking feeling last week when CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC all trained their cameras on a California street to catch Michael Jackson returning from a lunch break during jury selection at his molestation trial.

Networks pledge restraint with Jackson trial
NEW YORK - There was a sinking feeling last week when CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC all trained their cameras on a California street to catch Michael Jackson returning from a lunch break during jury selection at his molestation trial.

Documentary focuses on 1972 presidential bid
LOS ANGELES - After months of boisterous campaigning, Shirley Chisholm sits quietly in a Miami hotel room watching Walter Cronkite report from the 1972 Democratic National Convention.

Early Super Bowl TV ratings down from last year
NEW YORK - The New England Patriots' Super Bowl victory over the Philadelphia Eagles was seen by an estimated 86.1 million people, down 4 percent from last year's game, Nielsen Media Research said Monday.

PBS explores slavery and making of America
LOS ANGELES -The names Colonel Tye, Robert Smalls and Harriet Jacobs aren't as familiar as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Betsy Ross, but they, too, are the forefathers and foremothers of America.

PBS explores slavery and making of America

Early Super Bowl TV ratings down from last year

Documentary focuses on 1972 presidential bid
LOS ANGELES - After months of boisterous campaigning, Shirley Chisholm sits quietly in a Miami hotel room watching Walter Cronkite report from the 1972 Democratic National Convention.

PBS explores slavery and making of America
LOS ANGELES -The names Colonel Tye, Robert Smalls and Harriet Jacobs aren't as familiar as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Betsy Ross, but they, too, are the forefathers and foremothers of America.

Documentary focuses on 1972 presidential bid

Networks pledge restraint with Jackson trial

Early Super Bowl TV ratings down from last year
NEW YORK - The New England Patriots' Super Bowl victory over the Philadelphia Eagles was seen by an estimated 86.1 million people, down 4 percent from last year's game, Nielsen Media Research said Monday.

Rap mogul Suge Knight arrested

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NYC Station still reeling from tsunami parody

People in the News

Lady Dogs push past Kentucky
ATHENS, Ga. - Kentucky center Sarah Elliott succeeded in pushing the right buttons that got Georgia freshman Tasha Humphrey inspired.

UGA: Felton decries his team's 'dirty' label
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Georgia coach Dennis Felton said Monday there's a difference between playing dirty and playing aggressively - and that his Bulldogs know where the line is.

UGA: Felton decries his team's 'dirty' label

UGA: Felton decries his team's 'dirty' label
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Georgia coach Dennis Felton said Monday there's a difference between playing dirty and playing aggressively - and that his Bulldogs know where the line is.

Lady Dogs push past Kentucky

Lady Dogs push past Kentucky
ATHENS, Ga. - Kentucky center Sarah Elliott succeeded in pushing the right buttons that got Georgia freshman Tasha Humphrey inspired.

Lady Gamecocks fall to Auburn
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Louise Emeagi scored 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds as Auburn beat South Carolina 56-47 on Sunday.

Lady Gamecocks fall to Auburn

Lady Gamecocks fall to Auburn
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Louise Emeagi scored 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds as Auburn beat South Carolina 56-47 on Sunday.

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RENT OR BUY: Shark Tale, the animated blockbuster about a fish who has a problem telling the truth, and The Notebook, the story of a man who reads from a diary of two star-crossed lovers, are now on DVD and VHS.

A strapping profit margin
Most prom dresses live in relative obscurity. Oh, sure, they have that one night of glory, swishing and showing off on the dance floor, but then back to the closet they go.

A strapping profit margin

Tips provide ideas on how to ask your crush for a date
It didn't take a note and a rose pinned to her locker for Victoria King , 15, to land a first date with her boyfriend.

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

Shows about real teens stir emotion

4-1-1
If you're the king of the kitchen or the queen of cuisine, then enter The Best Teen Chef Culinary Scholarship Competition, sponsored by The Art Institutes.

My style
The Facts: Kentrice Gaines , 15, a freshman at Butler High School.

Elections put Iraqis on path toward democracy, freedom
Nine days ago, an important victory for the United States, the Bush doctrine and the spread of global democracy was achieved when Iraqis turned out by the millions to vote for their new government.

My style
The Facts: Kentrice Gaines , 15, a freshman at Butler High School.

Question of the week
Q: Should girls ask guys to the prom?

Question of the week
Q: Should girls ask guys to the prom?

Shows about real teens stir emotion
For most teens, watching television is a leisure activity. It's a time to sit back and relax with feet propped up on a stack of pillows and just chill. It's how we spend our free time and it's why we want to get home from school.

Shows about real teens stir emotion
For most teens, watching television is a leisure activity. It's a time to sit back and relax with feet propped up on a stack of pillows and just chill. It's how we spend our free time and it's why we want to get home from school.

Audio best

Tips provide ideas on how to ask your crush for a date
It didn't take a note and a rose pinned to her locker for Victoria King , 15, to land a first date with her boyfriend.

Question of the week

Messages on phone send girl red flag
This week's problem: I called my boyfriend's phone. I have the password to his answering machine, and it had three or four girls on it. I was wondering what should I do? Should I forgive him? He said they were just friends, but a girl was on the phone talking about how she loved him and everything.

Tips provide ideas on how to ask your crush for a date

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

A strapping profit margin
Most prom dresses live in relative obscurity. Oh, sure, they have that one night of glory, swishing and showing off on the dance floor, but then back to the closet they go.

4-1-1
If you're the king of the kitchen or the queen of cuisine, then enter The Best Teen Chef Culinary Scholarship Competition, sponsored by The Art Institutes.

4-1-1

Boy, 4, drives mom's car to video store and back

Soldier demoted for mud-wrestling party

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