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
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.

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

Report: Canseco says he injected McGwire with steroids

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.

Super Bowl Sunday is an ideal time for shopping

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Veterans get paid to learn jobs

Bush sends Congress $2.57 trillion spending plan

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.

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
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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

PX gives troops taste of home

Study backs SRS goal

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, 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

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

Maryland defeats Lady Tigers

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

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

Sunnis want in

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Here's the problem with 'No problem'

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.

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.

Parry outlasts O'Hern in four-hole playoff

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

Pacers looking for lucky seven at Outback

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.

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

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

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

So why are food prices so high?

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

Suburban growth isn't that good

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

Waiting for care is bothersome

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.

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

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

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.

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

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
In response to the letter by Al Hutko ("Listen to residents about growth," Jan. 30), I fully agree with his assessments.Lina Bracci, Evans

NASA sees budget hike not enough to save Hubble

Good love, bad breakup

Cuba launches ban on smoking in public places

Best bets on the Net

'Resident Evil 4' horrific yet enjoyable

Metallics shine during New York Fashion Week

Microsoft Streets & Trips avoids road to nowhere

Health and fitness calendar

Patchwork is hot, ponchos are not

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

'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.

'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.

Across the southeast

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Perdue plans funding help for disabled

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

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.

News you can use

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.

GOP considers redrawing congressional districts

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.

SRS takes hit in proposed 2006 budget

The week ahead

Judge to decide on what jury will hear

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.

Schools toughen threat policy

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.

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.

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.

Across the area

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Augusta Web site gets face-lift

Crews braved hidden dangers

Charm of West Avenue draws businesses

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.

Train wreck victims debate tort bill

Lawmakers to decide on congressional map

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.

Lighthouse to open later this month

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Deputy fired after dog-shooting incident

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.

Aiken County involves residents in planning

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.

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.

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.

Proposed budget caps could take man's support

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.

Doctors split on lawsuit reviews

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

Am I doing this right?

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.

Kid of the Day

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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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.

Coleman hunts for niche after GOP takeover

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

Charity program gives aid to area

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.

Fight to incorporate town continues

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.

Wreck kills Trenton woman

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

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.

Super Bowl crowd spills into south Ga. city

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.

Group rallies for Habitat for Humanity founders

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.

Controversial issues remain for senators

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.

Staff sergeant is proud of Iraq work

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.

Zoloft defense trial enters second week

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.

S.C. State seeks loan for student housing

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.

Ex-commissioner dies at 80

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.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

'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.

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.

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

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

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
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

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
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

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.

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.

Branch is Super Bowl MVP

Winning next year is the goal for the Patriots

Patriots win, become NFL's new dynasty

McNabb shaky in big game

Paul McCartney plays it safe at Super Bowl halftime

Versatile Vrabel vaults into Super Bowl lore

Patriots plan to stay together after win

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Mrs. Mae Lagenia Schwed (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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Mr. Henry L. Mims, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Milton M. Keenan (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Ms. Angelena Rivers (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mr. Carvie Claxton, Jr. (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Catherine Cheeks (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Tommy Gene Scott (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Rachel E. Allman (CINCINNATI, OH)

Mr. Harold D. Nichols (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Bernice Thompson (EVANS, S.C.)

Ms. Priscilla Bello Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Pete Scully Riley (NORTH AUGUSTA, SC)

Miss Jane Hughs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Vincent Dale Robertson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn M. Scott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Vincent Dale Robertson (EVANS, Ga.)

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Mr. John Thomas (Tom) Doughty (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Harris (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Arthur Alexander (WAGENER, S.C.)

Mrs. Angela Nason (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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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.

Friendship outshines competition at luncheon

Overtime

Gunning for victory

'Raging Bull' LaMotta is back in spotlight

Judah wants to savor welterweight title

Overtime

Agassi returning to Davis Cup team

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

'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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PBS explores slavery and making of America

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.

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

Documentary focuses on 1972 presidential bid

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.

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.

People in the News

NYC Station still reeling from tsunami parody

Rap mogul Suge Knight arrested

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.

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.

Lady Dogs push past Kentucky

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

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.

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

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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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
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.

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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
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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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A strapping profit margin

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