Super Bowl Sunday is an ideal time for shopping

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.

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

Odds and Ends
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Leaders in this community known for its progressive views are trying to ban cosmetic surgery - for pets.

Odds and Ends
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Leaders in this community known for its progressive views are trying to ban cosmetic surgery - for pets.

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.

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

Workers told 'no smoking,' even at home
OKEMOS, Mich. - A Michigan company's decision to dismiss workers who smoke, even if it's on their own time, has privacy and workers' rights advocates alarmed and is raising concerns about whether pizza boxes and six packs are the next to go.

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

Corporate tax break might not boost hiring

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.

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.

Ex-WorldCom CFO says Ebbers helped him cook books
NEW YORK - The former chief financial officer of WorldCom Inc. described ex-CEO Bernard Ebbers as directly involved in the $11 billion accounting fraud that sank the telecommunications giant.

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.

Fiber plant finds niche in market

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

Workers told 'no smoking,' even at home

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.

Fiber plant finds niche in market
There's a Thomson textile company spinning yarns that might be worthy of tall-tale status.

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.

Hurry to get '01 tax refund
WASHINGTON - About 1.7 million people are missing out on more than $2 billion in refunds for taxes they paid three years ago.

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.

Sears launches 'Sears Essentials' format
CHICAGO - Sears, Roebuck and Co. said Tuesday it is planning a new mid-sized store format called Sears Essentials for some of the 56 Kmart and Wal-Mart storesit acquired last summer.

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.

Workers told 'no smoking,' even at home
OKEMOS, Mich. - A Michigan company's decision to dismiss workers who smoke, even if it's on their own time, has privacy and workers' rights advocates alarmed and is raising concerns about whether pizza boxes and six packs are the next to go.

PX gives troops taste of home

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.

Ford, Dodge recalling thousands of vehicles

Stocks see slim gain before Cisco report

Study backs SRS goal

Sears launches 'Sears Essentials' format

Sears launches 'Sears Essentials' format
CHICAGO - Sears, Roebuck and Co. said Tuesday it is planning a new mid-sized store format called Sears Essentials for some of the 56 Kmart and Wal-Mart storesit acquired last summer.

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.

Veterans get paid to learn jobs

Corporate tax break might not boost hiring
NEW YORK - When Kellogg Co. announced plans to bring back $1 billion in foreign profits to the United States this year thanks to new corporate tax breaks, it said it would use those funds to do such things as develop new products and explore potential acquisitions. It didn't mention directing that money toward creating jobs.

Bush sends Congress $2.57 trillion spending plan

Fiber plant finds niche in market
There's a Thomson textile company spinning yarns that might be worthy of tall-tale status.

Hurry to get '01 tax refund
WASHINGTON - About 1.7 million people are missing out on more than $2 billion in refunds for taxes they paid three years ago.

Stocks see slim gain before Cisco report
NEW YORK - Investors cautiously bid stocks higher Tuesday, cheered by a recovering dollar and moderating oil prices. Volume was light, however, as the market waited for Cisco Systems Inc.'s post-session earnings report, which turned out to be disappointing.

Stocks see slim gain before Cisco report
NEW YORK - Investors cautiously bid stocks higher Tuesday, cheered by a recovering dollar and moderating oil prices. Volume was light, however, as the market waited for Cisco Systems Inc.'s post-session earnings report, which turned out to be disappointing.

Corporate tax break might not boost hiring
NEW YORK - When Kellogg Co. announced plans to bring back $1 billion in foreign profits to the United States this year thanks to new corporate tax breaks, it said it would use those funds to do such things as develop new products and explore potential acquisitions. It didn't mention directing that money toward creating jobs.

Ex-WorldCom CFO says Ebbers helped him cook books

Hurry to get '01 tax refund

Ex-WorldCom CFO says Ebbers helped him cook books
NEW YORK - The former chief financial officer of WorldCom Inc. described ex-CEO Bernard Ebbers as directly involved in the $11 billion accounting fraud that sank the telecommunications giant.

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.

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.

Former coach sentenced in recruiting scandal

Former coach sentenced in recruiting scandal
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A high school football coach who accepted $150,000 from an Alabama booster to steer his standout football player to the Crimson Tide was sentenced Tuesday to two years' supervised probation and 500 hours of community service.

Former coach sentenced in recruiting scandal
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A high school football coach who accepted $150,000 from an Alabama booster to steer his standout football player to the Crimson Tide was sentenced Tuesday to two years' supervised probation and 500 hours of community service.

Duke's defense faces challenge against Tar Heels

Tuskegee slows Paine's momentum

Lady Jaguars can still win division

Terzia uses technology to provide a perfect fit

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:

The immovable object?
If Iranian pursuit of nuclear weapons is an unstoppable force, then the world had better become an immovable object.

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.

Yes, we can all get along

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

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.

Yes, we can all get along
It was not a "public" meeting. And members of the media voluntarily agreed no one would be quoted.

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.

Yes, we can all get along
It was not a "public" meeting. And members of the media voluntarily agreed no one would be quoted.

People in the News
NEW YORK - "Sex and the City" co-star Kristin Davis may return to TV not as a desperate housewife, but a highly curious one.

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
NEW YORK - "Sex and the City" co-star Kristin Davis may return to TV not as a desperate housewife, but a highly curious one.

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.

The top five list
The top five list in entertainment.

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.

Friends remember late actor Ossie Davis
NEW YORK - The late actor Ossie Davis was eulogized Monday as an inspiration for both the artistic and civil rights communities.

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.

Friends remember late actor Ossie Davis
NEW YORK - The late actor Ossie Davis was eulogized Monday as an inspiration for both the artistic and civil rights communities.

For Valentines, lemony tartlets are sweet treat
Lemon-custard tartlets topped with raspberries have a festive look and a spring-like taste that lifts them beyond the usual run of sweet treats. Yet they are simple to prepare, and would make a charming gift for Valentine's or any day.

Zinfandel-braised beef brisket recipe
When it's cold outside, the richness of this zinfandel-braised beef brisket dish with onions and potatoes will comfort you inside. But not at the cost of fat and calories; with all its heartiness, a serving has less than 10 grams of fat.

Writers and publishers focus fondly on chocolate
NEW YORK - It seems to inspire words, passionate odes, encyclopedic studies and worshipful tracts, almost as much as it inspires consuming or cooking.

Cool dessert can round off a warmly romantic meal
If a light, elegant finale to a Valentine's Day dinner would suit your style, consider a raspberry granita, a cool confection blending sweet red fruit with the sparkle of Champagne.

Cool dessert can round off a warmly romantic meal
If a light, elegant finale to a Valentine's Day dinner would suit your style, consider a raspberry granita, a cool confection blending sweet red fruit with the sparkle of Champagne.

Seitan rollup with caramelized onions recipe

For healthful, flavorful dish, broil turkey cutlets
Broil it - if you want to make flavorful meals without adding much oil. That's a helpful reminder, especially if it's supported by a series of recipes with good low-fat nutrition statistics.

Bring figs into play for winter salad

Bring figs into play for winter salad
Fresh figs are an increasingly popular item in summer and early fall, but fans can also get an out-of-season boost from canned figs. Consider a tangy salad sweetened with figs, to give an unexpected accent to a winter meal.

For Valentines, lemony tartlets are sweet treat

Seitan rollup with caramelized onions recipe
CONCORD, N.H. - Not sure why, but I've been craving caramelized onions.

Seitan rollup with caramelized onions recipe
CONCORD, N.H. - Not sure why, but I've been craving caramelized onions.

For Valentines, lemony tartlets are sweet treat
Lemon-custard tartlets topped with raspberries have a festive look and a spring-like taste that lifts them beyond the usual run of sweet treats. Yet they are simple to prepare, and would make a charming gift for Valentine's or any day.

For healthful, flavorful dish, broil turkey cutlets
Broil it - if you want to make flavorful meals without adding much oil. That's a helpful reminder, especially if it's supported by a series of recipes with good low-fat nutrition statistics.

Zinfandel-braised beef brisket recipe

Writers and publishers focus fondly on chocolate
NEW YORK - It seems to inspire words, passionate odes, encyclopedic studies and worshipful tracts, almost as much as it inspires consuming or cooking.

For healthful, flavorful dish, broil turkey cutlets

Bring figs into play for winter salad
Fresh figs are an increasingly popular item in summer and early fall, but fans can also get an out-of-season boost from canned figs. Consider a tangy salad sweetened with figs, to give an unexpected accent to a winter meal.

Writers and publishers focus fondly on chocolate

Zinfandel-braised beef brisket recipe
When it's cold outside, the richness of this zinfandel-braised beef brisket dish with onions and potatoes will comfort you inside. But not at the cost of fat and calories; with all its heartiness, a serving has less than 10 grams of fat.

Cool dessert can round off a warmly romantic meal

Tech: Elder's return sparks Jackets
CLEMSON, S.C. - Georgia Tech played Clemson on Fat Tuesday. It only felt like Christmas for the Yellow Jackets.

Tech: Elder's return sparks Jackets
CLEMSON, S.C. - Georgia Tech played Clemson on Fat Tuesday. It only felt like Christmas for the Yellow Jackets.

Tech: Elder's return sparks Jackets

Jaguars look for hot start
When Josh Gregory looks back on the fall season, he doesn't dwell on the two 11th-place finishes.

Jaguars look for hot start

Upcoming events
A list of upcoming golf tournaments:

Jaguars look for hot start
When Josh Gregory looks back on the fall season, he doesn't dwell on the two 11th-place finishes.

Upcoming events
A list of upcoming golf tournaments:

Upcoming events

Jefferson County tops Cross Creek

Richmond Academy tops Richmond Hill

Prep basketball scores

Laney coach is finalist at Thomasville

Wilcox carries Rebels to win

Salmon Wellington is delectable catch
Puff pastry is a freezer staple at my house. It's often rolled around ham, cheese and honey mustard, then sliced and baked as an impromptu hors d'oeuvre, or made into divine dessert Napoleons with little effort.

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.

So why are food prices so high?

Cheeks editorial showed favoritism
Aren't we magnanimous today? In the Feb. 2 editorial "Insider trading," you wrote, "If Don Cheeks were charged with a crime, he'd be presumed innocent until proven guilty."Rick Carpenter, Appling

Schools' security must improve now
I have four children, three of them in the Richmond County school system. We are getting too laid back about the security in our schools.Jennifer Kromka, Augusta

Cheeks editorial showed favoritism

Cheeks editorial showed favoritism
Aren't we magnanimous today? In the Feb. 2 editorial "Insider trading," you wrote, "If Don Cheeks were charged with a crime, he'd be presumed innocent until proven guilty."Rick Carpenter, Appling

Bias taints headline on front page

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

Schools' security must improve now
I have four children, three of them in the Richmond County school system. We are getting too laid back about the security in our schools.Jennifer Kromka, 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

Bias taints headline on front page
"Bush issues challenge to save Social Security," read The Chronicle headline the day after the president's State of the Union address. Greg Weis, Aiken, S.C.

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

'Occupier' label is a misnomer
Occupation forces: What are they? History tells us occupation armies have a recorded history of several thousand years. They conquered countries, and murdered, raped and enslaved the inhabitants.John E. Conley, Evans

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.

What's the price of a lost loved one?
Regarding the upgraded benefits being paid to families of military personnel slain in combat: What makes those killed in Iraq worth more that the 50,000-plus who were killed in Vietnam?Joyce Warren, 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

Schools' security must improve now

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

What's the price of a lost loved one?
Regarding the upgraded benefits being paid to families of military personnel slain in combat: What makes those killed in Iraq worth more that the 50,000-plus who were killed in Vietnam?Joyce Warren, 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.

Bias taints headline on front page
"Bush issues challenge to save Social Security," read The Chronicle headline the day after the president's State of the Union address. Greg Weis, Aiken, S.C.

Waiting for care is bothersome

Suburban growth isn't that good

What's the price of a lost loved one?

Cuba launches ban on smoking in public places

NASA sees budget hike not enough to save Hubble

Designer Jacobs thinks big at N.Y. Fashion Week

Metallics shine during New York Fashion Week

Health and fitness calendar

Patchwork is hot, ponchos are not

Good love, bad breakup

'Ebony' show brings latest fashions to Augusta

Army uniforms get first redesign in two decades

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

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.

'Ebony' show brings latest fashions to Augusta
When the lights go up at 8 p.m. Friday in Bell Auditorium, fashion will be in the spotlight.

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.

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

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.

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.

Designer Jacobs thinks big at N.Y. Fashion Week
NEW YORK - Volume is emerging as the buzzword for fall fashion as top designers - Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta, among them - play with proportion.

Designer Jacobs thinks big at N.Y. Fashion Week
NEW YORK - Volume is emerging as the buzzword for fall fashion as top designers - Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta, among them - play with proportion.

Army uniforms get first redesign in two decades
FORT STEWART, Ga. - Army soldiers are being issued new fatigues with easy-to-use Velcro openings and a redesigned camouflage pattern that can help conceal them as they move rapidly from desert to forest to city in places like Baghdad.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Army uniforms get first redesign in two decades
FORT STEWART, Ga. - Army soldiers are being issued new fatigues with easy-to-use Velcro openings and a redesigned camouflage pattern that can help conceal them as they move rapidly from desert to forest to city in places like Baghdad.

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.

'Ebony' show brings latest fashions to Augusta
When the lights go up at 8 p.m. Friday in Bell Auditorium, fashion will be in the spotlight.

New forward excites fans
New Augusta Lynx forward Dan Sullivan introduced himself early to his new fan base in his home debut Friday.

New forward excites fans

New forward excites fans
New Augusta Lynx forward Dan Sullivan introduced himself early to his new fan base in his home debut Friday.

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.

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.

Georgia House passes budget

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across South Carolina

Japanese is gaining popularity
Just name the Buckeye state, and you've said "good morning" in Japanese. Add a simple chuckle - "ha ha" - and you've said "mother."

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.

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.

Dealer gets bond, tight rules

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
MARIETTA - A tainted cake that led to felony charges against two 13-year-olds who served it to classmates contained glue, hot sauce and modeling clay, a defense lawyer said Tuesday.

Craig pushes magnet schools

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

Rants and Raves
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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.

Augusta Web site gets face-lift

Across Georgia

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.

Extend summer vacation, bill says
ATLANTA - Schoolchildren and their families would get more free time in August under a legislative proposal that would require Georgia public schools to start no earlier than the week before Labor Day.

Judge to decide on what jury will hear

Video, witnesses open Athens murder trial

Across the area
Authorities responded to a Graniteville house fire Tuesday afternoon after a woman said a controlled burn near her house burned out of control.

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

Extend summer vacation, bill says
ATLANTA - Schoolchildren and their families would get more free time in August under a legislative proposal that would require Georgia public schools to start no earlier than the week before Labor Day.

Schrenko's list of charges grows

School councils OK early release studies
All 15 of Columbia County's elementary school councils unanimously voted to proceed with research of a proposal that would release pupils two hours early one day a week, Superintendent Tommy Price said at a Tuesday school board meeting.

SRS takes hit in proposed 2006 budget

Army launches desertion case
HINESVILLE, Ga. - The prosecution and the defense agreed on one thing Monday: Sgt. Kevin Benderman stayed home when his 3rd Infantry Division unit deployed Jan. 7 for Kuwait en route to Iraq.

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

Schools toughen threat policy

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.

News you can use

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.

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
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
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.

Legislation to limit commissions' roles

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

Man is accused of fake investments

Future journalist records fire details

School councils OK early release studies

Train wreck victims debate tort bill

Perdue plans funding help for disabled

Corrections

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - State Treasurer Grady Patterson told a Senate subcommittee how he would fix problems that have emerged in the state's primary retirement system Tuesday.

Region barely meets EPA standard

Craig pushes magnet schools
If he ever quits as district attorney, Danny Craig could make a good argument for a job as school superintendent.

Rants and Raves
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Kid of the Day

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.

News you can use

Popular system spreads breaks
ATLANTA - While some lawmakers are considering requiring schools to start no earlier than late August, some school districts say their "balanced calendars" are popular among pupils, teachers and staff members and they would like to keep them.

Charm of West Avenue draws businesses

Across the area
Authorities responded to a Graniteville house fire Tuesday afternoon after a woman said a controlled burn near her house burned out of control.

GOP considers redrawing congressional districts

Study finds dangers in pupil transfer plan

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.

Army launches desertion case

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

Video, witnesses open Athens murder trial
ATHENS, Ga. - A video recording of a mob scene outside a downtown Athens nightclub captured the gunshot that took the life of a visiting Tennessee teen in November 2003.

Schrenko's list of charges grows
ATLANTA - Linda Schrenko, the embattled former state superintendent of schools and unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate, faces additional charges as the result of a new federal indictment returned Tuesday.

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.

Study finds dangers in pupil transfer plan
AIKEN - Gov. Mark Sanford's tuition tax credit plan, which would allow pupils to transfer from one district to another or out of public schools altogether, would drain money from the Palmetto State's cash-strapped public school system, a study released Tuesday said.

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.

Legislation to limit commissions' roles
ATLANTA - Unless the state retains some oversight over new communication options, some Georgians could find themselves in a dead zone for consumer protection, regulators say.

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.

Region barely meets EPA standard
Declining air pollution levels in 2003 and 2004 helped Augusta escape sanctions from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agen-cy, but local strategies to curb smog will be essential to future compliance.

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

Dealer gets bond, tight rules
Imagination, not leniency, led a federal judge to set bond Tuesday for a twice-convicted drug dealer, the judge said.

Corrections
Storyteller Joanna Maddox will present her one-woman show Harriet Tubman on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Wallace Branch and 3 p.m. at the Maxwell Branch of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library. A calendar listing in the Xtreme pages of Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle included the wrong day.

Extend summer vacation, bill says

Georgia House passes budget
ATLANTA - The House on Tuesday approved a midyear budget proposal written by Republicans amid charges from a top Democrat that the $16.5 billion plan unfairly funnels money to the districts of GOP leaders.

AIDS group enlists stylists

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.

Enjoying the warmth
Five year old Madeleine Rojas, Paige Colbert, 4, and Sophie Colbert all of Martinez, Ga balance themselves as they walk on the playground at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion on Tuesday afternoon.

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Region barely meets EPA standard
Declining air pollution levels in 2003 and 2004 helped Augusta escape sanctions from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agen-cy, but local strategies to curb smog will be essential to future compliance.

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.

Study finds dangers in pupil transfer plan
AIKEN - Gov. Mark Sanford's tuition tax credit plan, which would allow pupils to transfer from one district to another or out of public schools altogether, would drain money from the Palmetto State's cash-strapped public school system, a study released Tuesday said.

Plan would move mental health patients

Legislation to limit commissions' roles
ATLANTA - Unless the state retains some oversight over new communication options, some Georgians could find themselves in a dead zone for consumer protection, regulators say.

Japanese is gaining popularity

Man is accused of fake investments
An Augusta investment adviser was indicted Tuesday for allegedly bilking elderly customers out of more than $600,000.

Enjoying the warmth

Plan would move mental health patients
Theresa Senior has seen this before, only in reverse. The state moved her daughter, Terral, from Gracewood State School and Hospital to Georgia Regional Hospital in 1999.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - State Treasurer Grady Patterson told a Senate subcommittee how he would fix problems that have emerged in the state's primary retirement system Tuesday.

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- Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Corrections
Storyteller Joanna Maddox will present her one-woman show Harriet Tubman on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Wallace Branch and 3 p.m. at the Maxwell Branch of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library. A calendar listing in the Xtreme pages of Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle included the wrong day.

Georgia House passes budget
ATLANTA - The House on Tuesday approved a midyear budget proposal written by Republicans amid charges from a top Democrat that the $16.5 billion plan unfairly funnels money to the districts of GOP leaders.

Schrenko's list of charges grows
ATLANTA - Linda Schrenko, the embattled former state superintendent of schools and unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate, faces additional charges as the result of a new federal indictment returned Tuesday.

Across Georgia
MARIETTA - A tainted cake that led to felony charges against two 13-year-olds who served it to classmates contained glue, hot sauce and modeling clay, a defense lawyer said Tuesday.

Army launches desertion case
HINESVILLE, Ga. - The prosecution and the defense agreed on one thing Monday: Sgt. Kevin Benderman stayed home when his 3rd Infantry Division unit deployed Jan. 7 for Kuwait en route to Iraq.

Video, witnesses open Athens murder trial
ATHENS, Ga. - A video recording of a mob scene outside a downtown Athens nightclub captured the gunshot that took the life of a visiting Tennessee teen in November 2003.

AIDS group enlists stylists
ATHENS, Ga. - AIDS Athens is hoping to raise HIV and AIDS awareness among Athens' black community by enlisting hairstylists and barbers to become part-time AIDS/HIV educators.

Future journalist records fire details
Di-mara Thomas, 9, of Augusta, writes a report of what she saw during a house fire on Mary Lou Court in south Augusta.

Dealer gets bond, tight rules
Imagination, not leniency, led a federal judge to set bond Tuesday for a twice-convicted drug dealer, the judge said.

Plan would move mental health patients
Theresa Senior has seen this before, only in reverse. The state moved her daughter, Terral, from Gracewood State School and Hospital to Georgia Regional Hospital in 1999.

Craig pushes magnet schools
If he ever quits as district attorney, Danny Craig could make a good argument for a job as school superintendent.

Man is accused of fake investments
An Augusta investment adviser was indicted Tuesday for allegedly bilking elderly customers out of more than $600,000.

County's smoking ban has smooth month
Inside, tables were filled with patrons at the Sidetrack Bar and Grill on Tuesday. Outside, in a patio area, several ashtrays with 11 cigarette butts proved smokers are still frequenting the business.

AIDS group enlists stylists
ATHENS, Ga. - AIDS Athens is hoping to raise HIV and AIDS awareness among Athens' black community by enlisting hairstylists and barbers to become part-time AIDS/HIV educators.

Future journalist records fire details
Di-mara Thomas, 9, of Augusta, writes a report of what she saw during a house fire on Mary Lou Court in south Augusta.

County's smoking ban has smooth month
Inside, tables were filled with patrons at the Sidetrack Bar and Grill on Tuesday. Outside, in a patio area, several ashtrays with 11 cigarette butts proved smokers are still frequenting the business.

School councils OK early release studies
All 15 of Columbia County's elementary school councils unanimously voted to proceed with research of a proposal that would release pupils two hours early one day a week, Superintendent Tommy Price said at a Tuesday school board meeting.

Japanese is gaining popularity
Just name the Buckeye state, and you've said "good morning" in Japanese. Add a simple chuckle - "ha ha" - and you've said "mother."

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Enjoying the warmth
Five year old Madeleine Rojas, Paige Colbert, 4, and Sophie Colbert all of Martinez, Ga balance themselves as they walk on the playground at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion on Tuesday afternoon.

County's smoking ban has smooth month

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Kid of the Day
Robert "Robbie" Knox III is today's Kid of the Day.

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Some laws on books are rarely enforced
In every session of the Georgia General Assembly, it happens: Legislators put bills into the hopper to make something illegal.

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.

Documentary bares all on legacy of porn classic

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.

Five nominated acts will open the Grammys
NEW YORK - The 47th Annual Grammy Awards show will open with music acts that could give Live Aid a run for its money.

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

Five nominated acts will open the Grammys
NEW YORK - The 47th Annual Grammy Awards show will open with music acts that could give Live Aid a run for its money.

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.

Five nominated acts will open the Grammys

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.

Duke's defense faces challenge against Tar Heels
DURHAM, N.C. - The players at Duke often show their commitment to defense by slapping the floor, a largely symbolic gesture made during the transition from offense to defense.

Lady Jaguars can still win division
The Augusta State women's basketball team is in the thick of the division race with six games remaining. Coach Greg Wilson finds that fact almost absurd.

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.

Lady Jaguars can still win division
The Augusta State women's basketball team is in the thick of the division race with six games remaining. Coach Greg Wilson finds that fact almost absurd.

Duke's defense faces challenge against Tar Heels
DURHAM, N.C. - The players at Duke often show their commitment to defense by slapping the floor, a largely symbolic gesture made during the transition from offense to defense.

Patriots plan to stay together after win

Winning next year is the goal for the Patriots

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Mr. Henry L. Mims, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Evelyn M. Scott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Edmond Cooper    (LEESVILLE, S.C.)

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Ms. Catherine Cheeks    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Burl M. Wright    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Bernice Thompson    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mr. William Melvane Scott    (JACKSON, S.C.)
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Mr. W. Paul Wallace    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Kirkendall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elouise Perkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mae Lagenia Schwed    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Earl D. Ray    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Lassiter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles Rembert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Johnson    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Edna E. Sanderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Fritze Miller    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Petra Saunders    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Harvey Donaldson    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Marjorie Stanley    (HEPZHIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles Broome    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Mr. James Simmons    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. William Melvane Scott    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Petra Saunders    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. William Melvane Scott    (JACKSON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Edna E. Sanderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Rosella Moore    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
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Mr. Charles Rembert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Harold D. Nichols    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Earl D. Ray    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
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Ms. Angelena Rivers    (HAMPTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Elouise Perkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Dorothy Schroff    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. W. Paul Wallace    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
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Mr. John Thomas (Tom) Doughty    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. James Simmons    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Eldridge A. Whitehurst    (KNOXVILLE, Tenn.)
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Mrs. Marjorie Stanley    (HEPZHIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosie M. Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Thompson    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin L. Berry    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Burl M. Wright    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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Brendan Holt    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Melvin L. Berry    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Milton M. Keenan    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Ms. Catherine Cheeks    (WADLEY, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mamie Landreth Weaver    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Carvie Claxton, Jr.    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Vincent Dale Robertson    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mr. Burl M. Wright (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Angela Nason (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jane Ashley Foster (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Harvey Donaldson (WILLISTON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Sarah Morgan Lee (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mae Lagenia Schwed (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna E. Sanderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rachel E. Allman (CINCINNATI, OH)

Mrs. Ella Lassiter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Vincent Dale Robertson (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Thompson (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Rosella Moore (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Linda Johnson (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Miss Jane Hughs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edmond Cooper (LEESVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Edna E. Sanderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Albert F. McCorkle, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Schroff (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Isabell Brack Lowery (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Frazier Dixon (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mrs. Petra Saunders (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles Broome (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Marjorie Stanley (HEPZHIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Earl D. Ray (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Bonnie Gail Williams (MILLEN, Ga.)

Deannia Patten Kirkland (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosie M. Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Rembert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Priscilla Bello Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Goodrich (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. McKinley "Ray" Youmans (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Fritze Miller (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Kirkendall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie Mae Kent (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Elouise Perkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin L. Berry (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Dana Faye Bishop (JACKSON, S.C.)

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

Mr. W. Paul Wallace (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Rembert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Minnie Lee James (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Brendan Holt (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. James Simmons (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Clyde Edward Wilson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mamie Landreth Weaver (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Maddox (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Catherine Cheeks (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Moxley (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Mr. William Melvane Scott (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Marylouise Crouch (CUMMING, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruth R. Maddox (EVANS, Ga.)

Friendship outshines competition at luncheon

ABC extends deal to televise Oscars through 2014
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Oscar is going to keep its home on ABC for six more years.

ABC extends deal to televise Oscars through 2014
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Oscar is going to keep its home on ABC for six more years.

Some Oscars to be presented from audience
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Some of this year's Academy Award winners will receive their prizes from a presenter stationed in the audience in an effort to make sure every nominee is seen on camera.

Oscar's deaf ear goes for obscure songs

Oscar's accountants expose some of their secrets
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The keepers of Hollywood's 24 biggest secrets shrink from the spotlight and wouldn't dream of name-dropping in a town that thrives on gossip.

Oscar's deaf ear goes for obscure songs
Hey, want to stump your friends with a new version of Name That Tune? Ask them to hum a few bars of any of this year's Oscar nominees for best song. The chances are, they won't even be able to fake it.

Oscar's accountants expose some of their secrets

Oscar's accountants expose some of their secrets
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The keepers of Hollywood's 24 biggest secrets shrink from the spotlight and wouldn't dream of name-dropping in a town that thrives on gossip.

Some Oscars to be presented from audience

Oscar's deaf ear goes for obscure songs
Hey, want to stump your friends with a new version of Name That Tune? Ask them to hum a few bars of any of this year's Oscar nominees for best song. The chances are, they won't even be able to fake it.

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.

ABC extends deal to televise Oscars through 2014

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.

Some Oscars to be presented from audience
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Some of this year's Academy Award winners will receive their prizes from a presenter stationed in the audience in an effort to make sure every nominee is seen on camera.

Armstrong to skip 2005 Tour de Georgia

Overtime

Agassi returning to Davis Cup team

'Raging Bull' LaMotta is back in spotlight

Overtime

Overtime
In Panama City, Fla., USC Aiken opened up the spring portion of its 2004-05 season with another victory.

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 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.

Armstrong to skip 2005 Tour de Georgia
ATLANTA - Peddling on without Lance Armstrong, the third annual Tour de Georgia will begin April 19 in Augusta and cover 646 miles before finishing five days later in suburban Atlanta.

'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.

Armstrong to skip 2005 Tour de Georgia
ATLANTA - Peddling on without Lance Armstrong, the third annual Tour de Georgia will begin April 19 in Augusta and cover 646 miles before finishing five days later in suburban Atlanta.

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.

Overtime
In Panama City, Fla., USC Aiken opened up the spring portion of its 2004-05 season with another victory.

Jefferson County tops Cross Creek
WAYNESBORO - The tally read 3-AAA North 6, 3-AAA South 0.

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.

Prep basketball scores
Here are Tuesday's prep basketball scores:

Wilcox carries Rebels to win
In Region 3-AAA boys action, Hephzibah's Brian Wilcox spotted up and took aim from 3-point land. His hot shooting put his Rebels past Burke County, 65-48.

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.

Jefferson County tops Cross Creek
WAYNESBORO - The tally read 3-AAA North 6, 3-AAA South 0.

Wilcox carries Rebels to win
In Region 3-AAA boys action, Hephzibah's Brian Wilcox spotted up and took aim from 3-point land. His hot shooting put his Rebels past Burke County, 65-48.

Greenbrier defeats Effingham County
Brooke Jackson stared at the ball as it rolled around the rim like water going down a toilet bowl.

Prep basketball scores
Here are Tuesday's prep basketball scores:

Laney coach is finalist at Thomasville
Many have felt the time might come when Laney might not be able to keep Eric Parker from being some other school's prized football coach.

Laney coach is finalist at Thomasville
Many have felt the time might come when Laney might not be able to keep Eric Parker from being some other school's prized football coach.

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.

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.

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 greeted by throngs of cheering fans
BOSTON - Three silver Super Bowl trophies and the gray sweat shirt-wearing mastermind who won them all took a championship ride through the streets of Boston on Tuesday, passing nearly 1 million screaming fans.

Vatican criticizes 'divorce mentality'
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican said Tuesday requests for marriage annulments have been soaring, with one cardinal lamenting that some Roman Catholics view them as a kind of church-sanctioned equivalent of divorce.

Vatican criticizes 'divorce mentality'
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican said Tuesday requests for marriage annulments have been soaring, with one cardinal lamenting that some Roman Catholics view them as a kind of church-sanctioned equivalent of divorce.

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.

Ex-CIA officer helps anchor 'MI-5' in real world

Ex-CIA officer helps anchor 'MI-5' in real world
LOS ANGELES - When former CIA man Mike Baker wants a nostalgia fix, he can choose among spy vs. spy vs. spy - the TV series "Alias," "24" and, on assignment from Britain, "MI-5."

Early Super Bowl TV ratings down from last year

Ex-CIA officer helps anchor 'MI-5' in real world
LOS ANGELES - When former CIA man Mike Baker wants a nostalgia fix, he can choose among spy vs. spy vs. spy - the TV series "Alias," "24" and, on assignment from Britain, "MI-5."

Racy ad pulled after Super Bowl airing

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.

Racy ad pulled after Super Bowl airing
NEW YORK - A racy ad for a vendor of Web site names was pulled at the last minute from a second showing during the Super Bowl telecast on Sunday after NFL executives objected that the spot made light of Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" incident in last year's halftime show.

Racy ad pulled after Super Bowl airing
NEW YORK - A racy ad for a vendor of Web site names was pulled at the last minute from a second showing during the Super Bowl telecast on Sunday after NFL executives objected that the spot made light of Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" incident in last year's halftime show.

People in the News

People in the News

NYC Station still reeling from tsunami parody

Friends remember late actor Ossie Davis

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.

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.

USC Aiken's Carlisle is named USA captain
USC Aiken golf coach Michael Carlisle is reaping the benefits of winning a national championship.

Terzia uses technology to provide a perfect fit
Rick Terzia knows a way most golfers can improve their games, and it has nothing to do with lessons, state-of-the-art equipment or infomercials on late-night Golf Channel programming.

Terzia uses technology to provide a perfect fit
Rick Terzia knows a way most golfers can improve their games, and it has nothing to do with lessons, state-of-the-art equipment or infomercials on late-night Golf Channel programming.

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

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

A strapping profit margin

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

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.

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.

Shows about real teens stir emotion

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

Audio best

Xtreme calendar
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.

4-1-1

Question of the week

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
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.

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
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.

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.

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

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.

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

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

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

Vatican criticizes 'divorce mentality'