Rare retrospective offers new glimpse of Dali
PHILADELPHIA - A Salvador Dali exhibit about to open in Philadelphia may surprise those who remember the Spanish surrealist mostly for his outlandishness, self-promotion and studied eccentricity.

Extra police will protect 'The Gates' art display in NY
NEW YORK - Hundreds of extra police officers will spend the next two weeks in Central Park to make sure a planned art display doesn't attract graffiti artists with ideas of their own.

Rare retrospective offers new glimpse of Dali

Rare retrospective offers new glimpse of Dali
PHILADELPHIA - A Salvador Dali exhibit about to open in Philadelphia may surprise those who remember the Spanish surrealist mostly for his outlandishness, self-promotion and studied eccentricity.

Jackson frustrated his A's offer was rejected
SAN FRANCISCO - Reggie Jackson is frustrated that his offer to buy the Oakland Athletics was not accepted even though his group was willing to pay $25 million more than Los Angeles real estate developer Lewis Wolff for the franchise.

Writer didn't bank on success of Georgia state song

Woman tries to sell 'naming rights' for her unborn baby
SYDNEY, Australia - Online auction site eBay on Wednesday axed an ad from a woman attempting to sell "naming rights" for her unborn baby girl for least $750,000.

Odds and Ends
VOLANT, Pa. - Archie Glenn's family made sure he was Deere-ly departed.

Odds and Ends
GIBSONIA, Pa. - Corny as it sounds, a Cub Scout has set a national record for selling popcorn.

Police put breaks on 'rolling keg party'
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Police found more than they bargained for when they stopped a U-Haul truck with a burned-out taillight.

Police put breaks on 'rolling keg party'
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Police found more than they bargained for when they stopped a U-Haul truck with a burned-out taillight.

Odds and Ends
VOLANT, Pa. - Archie Glenn's family made sure he was Deere-ly departed.

Wal-Mart store in closing as workers near union contract
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will close one of its Canadian stores, just as some 200 workers at the location are near winning the first-ever union contract from the world's largest retailer.

Bonds tank on better than expected unemployment data
NEW YORK - Bond prices sank Thursday on better than expected unemployment data.

Company pitches steel in home construction
Steel has been the framework in office buildings, stores and other commercial buildings for decades.

U.S. weekly oil and gas rig count up by 32
HOUSTON - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the United States was up by 32 this week to 1,280.

Oil holds around $47 a barrel, demand rising
VIENNA, Austria - Crude futures hovered around $47 a barrel Friday on data from the International Energy Agency estimating that global oil usage for this year would rise by about 80,000 barrels daily - primarily on increasing demand from China.

Business briefs
GRANTS PASS, ORE. - A man used an Internet chat room to try to set up a mass suicide on Valentine's Day involving more than two dozen women across the United States and Canada, authorities said.

Trade deficit hits record, pushed by oil, cars, food
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit ballooned to an all-time high of $617.7 billion last year, pushed by soaring oil prices and Americans' insatiable appetite for everything foreign, from cars to toys and food.

House accepts closed records
ATLANTA - Public access to records or meetings involving ongoing negotiations with potential industrial recruits would be cut off under a bill that easily passed the House on Wednesday.

Krispy Kreme shares plummet on worries
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Shares of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. plummeted further Thursday as analysts expressed uncertainty about the struggling company's near-term future.

Chrysler profits gain traction

Chrysler profits gain traction
CHICAGO - The chief of DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group says the once-struggling division's turnaround is clear evidence that a strong vehicle lineup and a keen eye on expenses is key to success in the U.S. market.

Wal-Mart store in closing as workers near union contract

Bonds tank on better than expected unemployment data

Airbus seeks room at airports
SEATTLE - It's one thing to build a really big airplane. It's quite another to find a place for it to land.

Consumer confidence falls to 16-month low
WASHINGTON - Consumers' confidence has fallen dramatically over the past month, reaching a 16-month low, and economists say the political debate over revamping Social Security probably is a major factor in the decline.

U.S. weekly oil and gas rig count up by 32

Stocks surge; analysts debate market future
NEW YORK - The Dow Jones industrial average moved into positive territory for the year Friday as investors piled back into the market. Wall Street finished the week mixed, however, as tech stocks lagged the Dow components.

Stocks surge; analysts debate market future

Company pitches steel in home construction

Consumer confidence falls to 16-month low

Krispy Kreme shares plummet on worries

Oil holds around $47 a barrel, demand rising

Trade deficit hits record, pushed by oil, cars, food

Business briefs

Krispy Kreme shares plummet on worries
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Shares of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. plummeted further Thursday as analysts expressed uncertainty about the struggling company's near-term future.

Contracts help couples reduce pain of divorce
Nothing says "I love you" like a prenup. Prenuptial agreements, those contracts a couple sign before their wedding date that outline who gets what in a divorce, are considered by many as a sign of distrust.

Bonds tank on better than expected unemployment data
NEW YORK - Bond prices sank Thursday on better than expected unemployment data.

Oil holds around $47 a barrel, demand rising
VIENNA, Austria - Crude futures hovered around $47 a barrel Friday on data from the International Energy Agency estimating that global oil usage for this year would rise by about 80,000 barrels daily - primarily on increasing demand from China.

Chrysler profits gain traction
CHICAGO - The chief of DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group says the once-struggling division's turnaround is clear evidence that a strong vehicle lineup and a keen eye on expenses is key to success in the U.S. market.

U.S. weekly oil and gas rig count up by 32
HOUSTON - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the United States was up by 32 this week to 1,280.

Wal-Mart store in closing as workers near union contract
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will close one of its Canadian stores, just as some 200 workers at the location are near winning the first-ever union contract from the world's largest retailer.

Consumer confidence falls to 16-month low
WASHINGTON - Consumers' confidence has fallen dramatically over the past month, reaching a 16-month low, and economists say the political debate over revamping Social Security probably is a major factor in the decline.

Trade deficit hits record, pushed by oil, cars, food
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit ballooned to an all-time high of $617.7 billion last year, pushed by soaring oil prices and Americans' insatiable appetite for everything foreign, from cars to toys and food.

Business briefs
GRANTS PASS, ORE. - A man used an Internet chat room to try to set up a mass suicide on Valentine's Day involving more than two dozen women across the United States and Canada, authorities said.

Rates on 30-year mortgages fall for sixth straight week
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell for a sixth consecutive week as lower-than-expected employment gains helped keep the lid on inflation worries.

Stocks surge; analysts debate market future
NEW YORK - The Dow Jones industrial average moved into positive territory for the year Friday as investors piled back into the market. Wall Street finished the week mixed, however, as tech stocks lagged the Dow components.

Company pitches steel in home construction
Steel has been the framework in office buildings, stores and other commercial buildings for decades.

Contracts help couples reduce pain of divorce
Nothing says "I love you" like a prenup. Prenuptial agreements, those contracts a couple sign before their wedding date that outline who gets what in a divorce, are considered by many as a sign of distrust.

Krispy Kreme CEO: Corporate jet was a 'nutty' perk
PHILADELPHIA - Corporate turnaround-specialist Stephen Cooper has found that top executives at troubled companies don't like to give up their perks.

Contracts help couples reduce pain of divorce

Tuell's transfer not going well at Nova Southeastern
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

Tuell's transfer not going well at Nova Southeastern
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

Homecoming game won't be pushover
As tradition goes, homecoming games are supposed to be easy.

Jaguars' Barth streaks into team record book
HARTSVILLE, S.C. - Tired of the kidding from coach Skip Fite, Augusta State's Sam Barth finally had a breakout game. In the process, the Jaguars' senior catcher etched his name in school history.

Jaguars' Barth streaks into team record book

Tuell's transfer not going well at Nova Southeastern

Jaguars' Barth streaks into team record book
HARTSVILLE, S.C. - Tired of the kidding from coach Skip Fite, Augusta State's Sam Barth finally had a breakout game. In the process, the Jaguars' senior catcher etched his name in school history.

Homecoming game won't be pushover

Let's hope caps work
The first step toward alleviating Georgia's medical malpractice liability crisis was taken by the legislature this week. The Senate limited non-economic damages to $250,000 for each defendant, up to a total of $750,000 per incident.

Let's hope caps work
The first step toward alleviating Georgia's medical malpractice liability crisis was taken by the legislature this week. The Senate limited non-economic damages to $250,000 for each defendant, up to a total of $750,000 per incident.

On sacrifice and cuts

On sacrifice and cuts
When the war on terror took center stage after 9-11, the president's critics ripped Bush for not asking the civilian population to sacrifice more as was done in other wars.

Let's hope caps work

Life is a choice, too
Abortion. It seemingly can't be limited. Or questioned. Or fought. To the left, abortion is the ultimate sacrament.

Nuclear peril is global

Nuclear peril is global
The Bush administration was right to reject North Korea's crude bid for direct negotiations concerning its nuclear weapons program.

On sacrifice and cuts
When the war on terror took center stage after 9-11, the president's critics ripped Bush for not asking the civilian population to sacrifice more as was done in other wars.

Nuclear peril is global
The Bush administration was right to reject North Korea's crude bid for direct negotiations concerning its nuclear weapons program.

Plea bargains reached in Courtney Love's cases
LOS ANGELES - Singer Courtney Love pleaded no contest Thursday to an assault charge related to an incident at the home of an ex-boyfriend. Later in the day, she pleaded guilty to a drug count stemming from an earlier break-in at the residence.

Plea bargains reached in Courtney Love's cases
LOS ANGELES - Singer Courtney Love pleaded no contest Thursday to an assault charge related to an incident at the home of an ex-boyfriend. Later in the day, she pleaded guilty to a drug count stemming from an earlier break-in at the residence.

Arthur Miller, playwright, dies at 89
ROXBURY, Conn. - Arthur Miller, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose most famous fictional creation, Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman," came to symbolize the American Dream gone awry, has died. He was 89.

Celebrity Birthdays
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 13-19:

People in the News
NEW YORK - Call it a pre-emptive paparazzi strike. Julia Roberts and her husband, cameraman Danny Moder, have released the first photos of their nearly three-month-old twins to People magazine, on newsstands Friday.

People in the News
NEW YORK - T-shirts. Everyone's got them, but no one has enough.

Zeta-Jones receives Hasty Pudding crown
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Catherine Zeta-Jones sang a tune Thursday from the musical "Chicago" - with lyrics just for her - in earning her pudding pot and being crowned Hasty Pudding Theatrical's Woman of the Year.

Charles and Camilla marrying at last
LONDON - Thirty years after their first romance, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, both now graying divorcees, will finally wed in a civil ceremony and put the official seal on a relationship Princess Diana blamed for the breakdown of her marriage to the man who would be king.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Call it a pre-emptive paparazzi strike. Julia Roberts and her husband, cameraman Danny Moder, have released the first photos of their nearly three-month-old twins to People magazine, on newsstands Friday.

Celebrity Birthdays
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 13-19:

People in the News
NEW YORK - T-shirts. Everyone's got them, but no one has enough.

Arthur Miller, playwright, dies at 89
ROXBURY, Conn. - Arthur Miller, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose most famous fictional creation, Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman," came to symbolize the American Dream gone awry, has died. He was 89.

Fishing tournament results
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Fishing tournament results
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Frigid conditions are in store for pro anglers
If you haven't had much success fishing Strom Thurmond Lake lately, you might want to be at Columbia County's Wildwood Park Mega Ramps Saturday to see how the pros do it.

Frigid conditions are in store for pro anglers

Fishing tournament results

Frigid conditions are in store for pro anglers
If you haven't had much success fishing Strom Thurmond Lake lately, you might want to be at Columbia County's Wildwood Park Mega Ramps Saturday to see how the pros do it.

Is much of gardening based on folklore?
Oftentimes, gardening is all in the telling. We do things the same way generations before us did them or the way people with flourishing flowerbeds tell us they do them. Using banana peels to fertilize roses, for example. Planting vegetables by a waxing moon. Both are folkways handed down from parent to child, neighbor to neighbor.

Herbicides work best on weeds when weather is warmer
I wrote to you awhile back on controlling poa annua in my Bermuda grass lawn. I followed your advice on using atrazine to kill the poa annua during the winter but it doesn't appear to be doing anything to it. I followed the directions on the label. What am I doing wrong?

Architectural tricks boost space
DALLAS - Landscape designer David Hocker goes for big gestures in small places. His eye likes the impact of in-your-face elements, while his pocketbook, one belonging to a young professional beginning his practice, takes less of a hit.

Honey Bee Blue adds pizzazz
If you are like me, you're thinking the winter will never end. On the other hand, there are those lucky gardeners who are thinking about planting.

Architectural tricks boost space
DALLAS - Landscape designer David Hocker goes for big gestures in small places. His eye likes the impact of in-your-face elements, while his pocketbook, one belonging to a young professional beginning his practice, takes less of a hit.

Herbicides work best on weeds when weather is warmer

Herbicides work best on weeds when weather is warmer
I wrote to you awhile back on controlling poa annua in my Bermuda grass lawn. I followed your advice on using atrazine to kill the poa annua during the winter but it doesn't appear to be doing anything to it. I followed the directions on the label. What am I doing wrong?

Architectural tricks boost space

Is much of gardening based on folklore?

Is much of gardening based on folklore?
Oftentimes, gardening is all in the telling. We do things the same way generations before us did them or the way people with flourishing flowerbeds tell us they do them. Using banana peels to fertilize roses, for example. Planting vegetables by a waxing moon. Both are folkways handed down from parent to child, neighbor to neighbor.

N.C. State defeats Georgia Tech
ATLANTA - Marquetta Dickens scored 17 points and Ashley Key added 16 to lead No. 23 North Carolina State to an 83-59 victory over Georgia Tech on Thursday night.

Mickelson surges to four-shot lead
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Phil Mickelson looked as if he was headed for a runaway. He had to settle for another record Friday in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Mickelson surges to four-shot lead
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Phil Mickelson looked as if he was headed for a runaway. He had to settle for another record Friday in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Mickelson goes low again
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Phil Mickelson keeps hitting it long and going low.

Mickelson surges to four-shot lead

Mickelson goes low again

Mickelson goes low again
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Phil Mickelson keeps hitting it long and going low.

Parker plans Laney return

Thursday's prep basketball scores

Friday's prep basketball scores

Spartans earn a playoff spot

Josey, Laney battle again

Horton's heart helps Rebels secure berth

Josey seeks region crown

Freshman sparks Bulldogs

Undefeated Hephzibah is model of consistency

Dunn commits to Auburn
He was the big-time player the big-time teams passed on. Some claimed no more scholarships. Others took a wait-and-see approach.

Parker plans Laney return
If you're a Laney football fan, you can relax. Your football coach is safe for another year.

Dunn expects to show Auburn what he's got
The braintrust in the Auburn football offices couldn't believe it. They saw play after play.

Parker plans Laney return
If you're a Laney football fan, you can relax. Your football coach is safe for another year.

Writer didn't bank on success of Georgia state song
What was Stuart Gorrell thinking? In the early days of the Depression, the New York banker turned to a different profession - writing song lyrics.

Writer didn't bank on success of Georgia state song
What was Stuart Gorrell thinking? In the early days of the Depression, the New York banker turned to a different profession - writing song lyrics.

Clamp down on frivolous lawsuits
I found two of your editorial pieces Jan. 30 to be very interesting. Too bad you didn't have them on the same page.John W. Sisson Jr., Evans

Keep delinquents out of classrooms
Your recent editorial concerning court decisions to provide a choice to pupils - school or jail - appears to meet with your wholehearted approval ("Curbing truancy," Jan. 27).George Jackson, Martinez

Avoid partisanship and back Rice
The U.S. Senate, by an overwhelming majority of 85-13, confirmed Dr. Condoleezza Rice to be our next secretary of state.Al Kotras, Augusta

Seniors don't imperil schools

Fix Social Security with payroll tax
I have been thinking about the pending Social Security problem of not being able to provide benefits to future retirees. I have a suggestion for a possible solution to overcome this disaster.John Armando, Augusta

Fix Social Security with payroll tax

'Army brat' lauds Army hospital
I'm an "Army brat" who has spent a good portion of my life either waiting for my dad to return from a foreign post or following him to another military installation somewhere far from home. Hope Sims Eichfeld, Appling

Seniors don't imperil schools
Your Jan. 18 editorial "Cult of selfishness" stated one very important truth: "Society - not just parents - has an obligation to educate the young."W. Franklin Boulineau, Hephzibah

Clamp down on frivolous lawsuits
I found two of your editorial pieces Jan. 30 to be very interesting. Too bad you didn't have them on the same page.John W. Sisson Jr., Evans

Fix Social Security with payroll tax
I have been thinking about the pending Social Security problem of not being able to provide benefits to future retirees. I have a suggestion for a possible solution to overcome this disaster.John Armando, Augusta

Clamp down on frivolous lawsuits

Seniors don't imperil schools
Your Jan. 18 editorial "Cult of selfishness" stated one very important truth: "Society - not just parents - has an obligation to educate the young."W. Franklin Boulineau, Hephzibah

'Chronicle' exposs are wonderful
To all you people who say the print media never give us anything but "bad stuff" to read:Andy Chandler, Augusta

Avoid partisanship and back Rice
The U.S. Senate, by an overwhelming majority of 85-13, confirmed Dr. Condoleezza Rice to be our next secretary of state.Al Kotras, Augusta

Avoid partisanship and back Rice

GM recalls nearly 200,000 vehicles for various defects

Cutters give diamonds an 'extreme makeover'

Celebrities are stealing some of fashion's flashbulbs

Dots are hot

Designer Anna Sui a hit with hip, wearable looks

Vera Wang brings her gowns to Fashion Week

Dab of paint knowledge goes a long way

2005 SLK is hot ride on coldest day

Poker with 'Money' - not your average game

Jaguar, Mazda reveal new concept vehicles at shows

Poker with 'Money' - not your average game
NEW YORK - I have stared directly into the Oakleys, and lived to tell the tale.

Dab of paint knowledge goes a long way
The Masters Tournament is only seven weeks away. Do you know where your paintbrush is?

Designer Anna Sui a hit with hip, wearable looks
NEW YORK - Anna Sui is a designer who knows how to have fun and it shows in her clothes, in her models' carefree attitude and on the smiling faces of those watching her fashion show held as part of New York Fashion Week.

Dots are hot
Polka dots have come full circle. Handbag designer Kate Spade adores them. Nicole Kidman wore them to the Venice Film Festival. Hartmann even put them on a luxe line of luggage.

Celebrities are stealing some of fashion's flashbulbs
NEW YORK - Fashion designers love it when celebrities wear their clothes on the red carpet - and celebrities love getting fabulous outfits from the designers.

Designer Anna Sui a hit with hip, wearable looks
NEW YORK - Anna Sui is a designer who knows how to have fun and it shows in her clothes, in her models' carefree attitude and on the smiling faces of those watching her fashion show held as part of New York Fashion Week.

Cutters give diamonds an 'extreme makeover'
NEW YORK - All diamonds start out the same - as colorless crystalized carbon. What's done to make them bright, brilliant, desirable and valuable, though, is as varied as the people who wear them.

Vera Wang brings her gowns to Fashion Week
NEW YORK - There's a calmness and elegance to Vera Wang that translates so easily to her clothes.

Vera Wang brings her gowns to Fashion Week
NEW YORK - There's a calmness and elegance to Vera Wang that translates so easily to her clothes.

Dab of paint knowledge goes a long way
The Masters Tournament is only seven weeks away. Do you know where your paintbrush is?

Poker with 'Money' - not your average game
NEW YORK - I have stared directly into the Oakleys, and lived to tell the tale.

2005 SLK is hot ride on coldest day
Who says convertibles are just for warm, sunny days?Not Mercedes-Benz, which sells two convertibles, each with a well-insulated, coupelike hardtop that retracts with the touch of a button.

Cutters give diamonds an 'extreme makeover'
NEW YORK - All diamonds start out the same - as colorless crystalized carbon. What's done to make them bright, brilliant, desirable and valuable, though, is as varied as the people who wear them.

Jaguar, Mazda reveal new concept vehicles at shows
Take a close look at the concept Advanced Lightweight Coupe from Jaguar coming to the Chicago Auto Show, which will be staged today through Feb. 20.

Celebrities are stealing some of fashion's flashbulbs
NEW YORK - Fashion designers love it when celebrities wear their clothes on the red carpet - and celebrities love getting fabulous outfits from the designers.

GM recalls nearly 200,000 vehicles for various defects
DETROIT - General Motors Corp. is recalling nearly 200,000 vehicles because of safety defects with brakes, gas pedals and windshields, federal regulators said Thursday.

2005 SLK is hot ride on coldest day
Who says convertibles are just for warm, sunny days?Not Mercedes-Benz, which sells two convertibles, each with a well-insulated, coupelike hardtop that retracts with the touch of a button.

Dots are hot
Polka dots have come full circle. Handbag designer Kate Spade adores them. Nicole Kidman wore them to the Venice Film Festival. Hartmann even put them on a luxe line of luggage.

Michael Kors offers modern pieces at Fashion Week
NEW YORK - Michael Kors' instructions to his models were to be glamorous and sporty. "Your Oscar is on the library shelf.... You out-ski the paparazzi" was written on a backstage poster the models would pass before stepping onto the runway.

GM recalls nearly 200,000 vehicles for various defects
DETROIT - General Motors Corp. is recalling nearly 200,000 vehicles because of safety defects with brakes, gas pedals and windshields, federal regulators said Thursday.

Jaguar, Mazda reveal new concept vehicles at shows
Take a close look at the concept Advanced Lightweight Coupe from Jaguar coming to the Chicago Auto Show, which will be staged today through Feb. 20.

Augusta finds way by goalie

Augusta finds way by goalie
Tyler MacKay's luck had to run out eventually. The goaltender won his first three games with the Everblades with a 2.22 goals against average after getting traded from Atlantic City.

Playoffs are still within Lynx's grasp

Playoffs are still within Lynx's grasp
A lack of consistency this season has baffled Augusta Lynx coaches and players alike.

Playoffs are still within Lynx's grasp
A lack of consistency this season has baffled Augusta Lynx coaches and players alike.

Augusta finds way by goalie
Tyler MacKay's luck had to run out eventually. The goaltender won his first three games with the Everblades with a 2.22 goals against average after getting traded from Atlantic City.

Freshman legislators find way at Capitol
ATLANTA -- If there's one thing that's bipartisan at the Capitol, freshman Sen. Jeff Chapman has found, it's the willingness to lend a hand to one of the new faces under the Gold Dome.

Democrats block faith-based amendment

Across South Carolina

Drivers may get to tout NASCAR
ATLANTA - If you're a Bill Elliott fan in Georgia, you can show your support on a T-shirt. If you want to memorialize Dale Earnhardt, you can get a No. 3 sticker for your window.

Singer charms Paine crowd

Democrats block faith-based amendment
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue suffered a major legislative setback Thursday when the Republican-led Senate failed to pass an initiative he supported that would guarantee state money to religious organizations that serve the needy.

Bill gets House's approval
The reaction in Augusta was like much of the debate before the malpractice reform bill passed: dire warnings for victims if it did, dire warnings for doctors and hospitals if it didn't.

Officials will wait for vote on arena
Officials with the organization Augusta Entertainment LLC told members of a Columbia County arena committee Thursday night that they intend to give Richmond County one final chance at a new arena.

Officials to study land use near post
Area officials will soon ask for the public's input into a study conducted with Fort Gordon to determine how best to plan development around the post in the future.

School board moves principals
Principal Paula Baker and several teachers at C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet School will be transferred to other schools over the summer, ending two years of tension between Ms. Baker and teachers at the award-winning school, Superintendent Charles Larke said Thursday.

Ninety-two cats discovered in home
Linda Fulmer said it was unlike anything she had ever seen: cats scurrying everywhere, in kitchen cabinets, on the kitchen table and even inside closed closets in upstairs bedrooms. Ninety-two in all.

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Officials to study land use near post

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City rules out seizure of land

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Aiken landmarks may receive historic designation

Freshman legislators find way at Capitol

Singer charms Paine crowd
Yes, even Paine College President Shirley Lewis was a little star-struck to have Mary Wilson of the Supremes on campus for the college's 123rd Founders' Day.

Budget slashes funding for lab at nuclear site
For Savannah River Site supporters who hoped to turn its national laboratory into a research engine for job growth, President Bush's budget request to Congress is a cold slap of reality.

Drawing attention
An inflatable Statue of Liberty bends over backward in the wind as Jesse Brooks (left), hanging onto his hat, and co-worker William Stalvey smile and wave to passing motorists along Wrightsboro Road to advertise for Liberty Income Tax.

Drivers may get to tout NASCAR

Officials want tax plan limits
Sales tax talks resumed Thursday with Augusta commissioners basically agreeing the tax package that will go before voters Nov. 8 should have a lower price tag and shorter duration than last year's failed effort.

Singer charms Paine crowd
Yes, even Paine College President Shirley Lewis was a little star-struck to have Mary Wilson of the Supremes on campus for the college's 123rd Founders' Day.

Aiken landmarks may receive historic designation
AIKEN - With its shiplap siding and brick foundation, the Hopelands Gardens' Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame Museum is a prime example of the picturesque buildings that dotted several Winter Colony estates during the early 19th century.

Woman says her mother tried to give away cats
Darci Beausoleil says she wants people to know one thing about her mother, Denise Beausoleil, who authorities say was keeping 92 cats inside her Martinez home.

Money will help fix aging barracks

Bill gets House's approval

Augusta requests addition of lane
Clusters of crosses planted firmly in the ground along Mike Padgett Highway are a constant reminder to Jimmy Smith that accidents there have claimed far too many lives.

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Kid of the Day

Officials want tax plan limits

Salvage operation was difficult task

Augusta requests addition of lane

Ninety-two cats discovered in home

Drivers may get to tout NASCAR
ATLANTA - If you're a Bill Elliott fan in Georgia, you can show your support on a T-shirt. If you want to memorialize Dale Earnhardt, you can get a No. 3 sticker for your window.

Budget slashes funding for lab at nuclear site

Report issues guidelines on pupils' exercise
Brooklynn Hibbard and Cassie Cisco actually cheer when told they might have to take physical education all the way through high school and exercise an hour a day.

GOP sees tort reform bill fail
ATLANTA - Republicans saw one of their top legislative priorities for 2005 stall at the Capitol last week when a bill reforming medical malpractice lawsuits showed Georgia's new majority party isn't immune to internal rifts.

Cuts worry some families

Woman says her mother tried to give away cats
Darci Beausoleil says she wants people to know one thing about her mother, Denise Beausoleil, who authorities say was keeping 92 cats inside her Martinez home.

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City rules out seizure of land
The city's plan to turn around the drug-infested Dover, Lyman and Miles streets residential area off U.S. Highway 1 in south Augusta by legally seizing and redeveloping it has taken a slight detour.

Kid of the Day
Lana Marie Jiles is today's Kid of the Day.

Democrats block faith-based amendment
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue suffered a major legislative setback Thursday when the Republican-led Senate failed to pass an initiative he supported that would guarantee state money to religious organizations that serve the needy.

Happy to be home
Spc. Ken Ellis smiles at his 7-month-old son, Isaiah, during the 67th Signal Battalion's welcome home ceremony.

Salvage operation was difficult task
GRANITEVILLE - The twisted metal accordion pile that marked the wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192 was stark testimony to the brute power that breached a chlorine-laden tank car Jan. 6 and killed nine people.

Money will help fix aging barracks
Fort Gordon will receive more than $2 million as part of an Army program to fix serious deficiencies in 95 aging barracks nationwide, officials said Friday.

Bill gets House's approval
The reaction in Augusta was like much of the debate before the malpractice reform bill passed: dire warnings for victims if it did, dire warnings for doctors and hospitals if it didn't.

New insurance lets city employees use University
After eight years of separation, Augusta city workers can once again use University Hospital as a preferred provider under new health insurance, officials announced Friday.

5th-grader wins county spelling bee

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GOP sees tort reform bill fail

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE - A man's rambling statement in court led to his attorney retracting a guilty plea he made Friday for attacking a fourth-grade pupil with a hammer at a Gwinnett County elementary school three years ago.

Woman says her mother tried to give away cats

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Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a woman who set a pile of her ex-boyfriend's belongings on fire outside her home early Friday morning, records show.

New insurance lets city employees use University

Cuts worry some families
First Sgt. Steven Acevedo thinks about the time he was deployed overseas and his son had a mental health crisis and disappeared. Though his son has since gotten much better, 1st Sgt. Acevedo worries what will happen the next time he's deployed and he's also responsible for more than 200 soldiers.

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- Monday is the deadline for voter registration in Columbia County for a March 15 special election on a 1-cent sales tax referendum for the Columbia County School Board.

Bomb threats result in strict policies
The rash of bomb threats has given the Richmond County Board of Education a short fuse.

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COLUMBIA - Dozens of birds, drunk from eating holly berries, crashed into an office building and died earlier this week.

Budget slashes funding for lab at nuclear site
For Savannah River Site supporters who hoped to turn its national laboratory into a research engine for job growth, President Bush's budget request to Congress is a cold slap of reality.

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5th-grader wins county spelling bee
Southside Elementary School fifth-grader Solange Kangudja needed to spell just four words correctly to polish off her competition in the Richmond County Board of Education Spelling Bee on Thursday.

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Lakeside has 2 winners for 2nd time in 2 years
Two Lakeside High School seniors were recognized Thursday as Columbia County's STAR students.

Lakeside has 2 winners for 2nd time in 2 years
Two Lakeside High School seniors were recognized Thursday as Columbia County's STAR students.

School board moves principals
Principal Paula Baker and several teachers at C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet School will be transferred to other schools over the summer, ending two years of tension between Ms. Baker and teachers at the award-winning school, Superintendent Charles Larke said Thursday.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies were still looking Thursday for a man wanted in the shooting death of an 18-year-old outside a Wrightsboro Road bar last weekend.

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ATHENS - Charlayne Hunter-Gault, one of the first black students at the University of Georgia, says a racist quote in a dormitory mural commemorating the university's desegregation should not be removed.

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ATHENS - Charlayne Hunter-Gault, one of the first black students at the University of Georgia, says a racist quote in a dormitory mural commemorating the university's desegregation should not be removed.

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- Monday is the deadline for voter registration in Columbia County for a March 15 special election on a 1-cent sales tax referendum for the Columbia County School Board.

Bomb threats result in strict policies
The rash of bomb threats has given the Richmond County Board of Education a short fuse.

Kid of the Day
Leslie Faye Crosby is today's Kid of the Day.

Report issues guidelines on pupils' exercise

Police seek 3 offenders in registry case
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested one man they accuse of not complying with the state's sex offender registry laws, but are still looking for three other suspected violators, officials said Thursday.

Kid of the Day
Lana Marie Jiles is today's Kid of the Day.

Augusta requests addition of lane
Clusters of crosses planted firmly in the ground along Mike Padgett Highway are a constant reminder to Jimmy Smith that accidents there have claimed far too many lives.

Happy to be home
Spc. Ken Ellis smiles at his 7-month-old son, Isaiah, during the 67th Signal Battalion's welcome home ceremony.

5th-grader wins county spelling bee
Southside Elementary School fifth-grader Solange Kangudja needed to spell just four words correctly to polish off her competition in the Richmond County Board of Education Spelling Bee on Thursday.

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GREENVILLE - A group made up mostly of male teenagers has been arrested after police say they targeted suspected drug dealers and users and beat them up.

Aiken landmarks may receive historic designation
AIKEN - With its shiplap siding and brick foundation, the Hopelands Gardens' Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame Museum is a prime example of the picturesque buildings that dotted several Winter Colony estates during the early 19th century.

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LAWRENCEVILLE - A man's rambling statement in court led to his attorney retracting a guilty plea he made Friday for attacking a fourth-grade pupil with a hammer at a Gwinnett County elementary school three years ago.

Officials want tax plan limits
Sales tax talks resumed Thursday with Augusta commissioners basically agreeing the tax package that will go before voters Nov. 8 should have a lower price tag and shorter duration than last year's failed effort.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a woman who set a pile of her ex-boyfriend's belongings on fire outside her home early Friday morning, records show.

Drawing attention
An inflatable Statue of Liberty bends over backward in the wind as Jesse Brooks (left), hanging onto his hat, and co-worker William Stalvey smile and wave to passing motorists along Wrightsboro Road to advertise for Liberty Income Tax.

GOP sees tort reform bill fail
ATLANTA - Republicans saw one of their top legislative priorities for 2005 stall at the Capitol last week when a bill reforming medical malpractice lawsuits showed Georgia's new majority party isn't immune to internal rifts.

Report issues guidelines on pupils' exercise
Brooklynn Hibbard and Cassie Cisco actually cheer when told they might have to take physical education all the way through high school and exercise an hour a day.

Two plead guilty to 2003 shooting death
Two young Augusta men admitted Friday they were involved in the 2003 slaying of a man falsely accused of working for narcotics agents.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies were still looking Thursday for a man wanted in the shooting death of an 18-year-old outside a Wrightsboro Road bar last weekend.

Officials to study land use near post
Area officials will soon ask for the public's input into a study conducted with Fort Gordon to determine how best to plan development around the post in the future.

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COLUMBIA - Dozens of birds, drunk from eating holly berries, crashed into an office building and died earlier this week.

City rules out seizure of land
The city's plan to turn around the drug-infested Dover, Lyman and Miles streets residential area off U.S. Highway 1 in south Augusta by legally seizing and redeveloping it has taken a slight detour.

Police seek 3 offenders in registry case
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested one man they accuse of not complying with the state's sex offender registry laws, but are still looking for three other suspected violators, officials said Thursday.

Salvage operation was difficult task
GRANITEVILLE - The twisted metal accordion pile that marked the wreck of Norfolk Southern Train 192 was stark testimony to the brute power that breached a chlorine-laden tank car Jan. 6 and killed nine people.

Freshman legislators find way at Capitol
ATLANTA -- If there's one thing that's bipartisan at the Capi¤tol, freshman Sen. Jeff Chapman has found, it's the willingness to lend a hand to one of the new faces under the Gold Dome.

Money will help fix aging barracks
Fort Gordon will receive more than $2 million as part of an Army program to fix serious deficiencies in 95 aging barracks nationwide, officials said Friday.

Lakeside has 2 winners for 2nd time in 2 years

New insurance lets city employees use University
After eight years of separation, Augusta city workers can once again use University Hospital as a preferred provider under new health insurance, officials announced Friday.

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Cuts worry some families
First Sgt. Steven Acevedo thinks about the time he was deployed overseas and his son had a mental health crisis and disappeared. Though his son has since gotten much better, 1st Sgt. Acevedo worries what will happen the next time he's deployed and he's also responsible for more than 200 soldiers.

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Schrenko gives innocent plea
ATLANTA - Former state Schools Superintendent Linda Schrenko on Friday once again entered a not guilty plea in a federal court in response to charges that she embezzled more than $600,000 in education money while in office.

Ninety-two cats discovered in home
Linda Fulmer said it was unlike anything she had ever seen: cats scurrying everywhere, in kitchen cabinets, on the kitchen table and even inside closed closets in upstairs bedrooms. Ninety-two in all.

Perfect endings are all that matter
You could say these three basketball teams have nothing in common.

Perfect endings are all that matter
You could say these three basketball teams have nothing in common.

Take note of many lessons to be learned
At the risk of sounding like an After School Special, I'd like to put forth the following proposition: Education can be fun.

Will Smith the real star in 'Shark Tale'
Director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro have made many movies together, including Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Casino. But the duo can be seen in a much different light - in fact, with gills - in Shark Tale, the animated musical comedy released on DVD this week (DreamWorks Home Entertainment, $19.95, rated PG).

Will Smith the real star in 'Shark Tale'
Director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro have made many movies together, including Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Casino. But the duo can be seen in a much different light - in fact, with gills - in Shark Tale, the animated musical comedy released on DVD this week (DreamWorks Home Entertainment, $19.95, rated PG).

Will Smith the real star in 'Shark Tale'

Take note of many lessons to be learned
At the risk of sounding like an After School Special, I'd like to put forth the following proposition: Education can be fun.

Take note of many lessons to be learned

Q&A: The Killers create a 'Hot Fuss'
NEW YORK - The Killers' lead singer looks like he stepped out of a 1980s time warp with the eyeliner, the pressed suit and tie and the lipstick, er, lip gloss.

Kanye West leads the Grammy pack

Q&A: The Killers create a 'Hot Fuss'
NEW YORK - The Killers' lead singer looks like he stepped out of a 1980s time warp with the eyeliner, the pressed suit and tie and the lipstick, er, lip gloss.

Billboard magazine including downloads in charts

Kanye West leads the Grammy pack
NEW YORK - Kanye or Green Day? Usher or Ray? The Grammys are back Sunday with a number of exciting contests, led by Kanye West against... himself.

Billboard magazine including downloads in charts
NEW YORK - The Hot 100 is going digital.For the first time, Billboard magazine will include songs sold by download in its weekly calculation of the nation's top hits. The change reflects the booming popularity of digital music players like Apple's iPod, which has accounted for dramatic increases in download sales.

Kanye West leads the Grammy pack
NEW YORK - Kanye or Green Day? Usher or Ray? The Grammys are back Sunday with a number of exciting contests, led by Kanye West against... himself.

Billboard magazine including downloads in charts
NEW YORK - The Hot 100 is going digital.For the first time, Billboard magazine will include songs sold by download in its weekly calculation of the nation's top hits. The change reflects the booming popularity of digital music players like Apple's iPod, which has accounted for dramatic increases in download sales.

Q&A: The Killers create a 'Hot Fuss'

Shootout kicks off a new season
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The winner of tonight's Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway will earn $211,500.

Shootout kicks off a new season
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The winner of tonight's Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway will earn $211,500.

Shootout kicks off a new season

Jazz: Malone to announce retirement Sunday
SALT LAKE CITY - Karl Malone is retiring, ending a career in which he became one of the NBA's greatest power forwards and was No. 2 on the league's all-time scoring list.

Jazz: Malone to announce retirement Sunday

Jazz: Malone to announce retirement Sunday
SALT LAKE CITY - Karl Malone is retiring, ending a career in which he became one of the NBA's greatest power forwards and was No. 2 on the league's all-time scoring list.

Homecoming game won't be pushover
As tradition goes, homecoming games are supposed to be easy.

Bethune-Cookman hammers Savannah State
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Antonio Webb scored 24 points to help Bethune-Cookman defeat Savannah State 78-69 on Friday night, bringing the Tigers within one loss of becoming the second winless Division I team in the last 50 years.

Homecoming game won't be pushover
As tradition goes, homecoming games are supposed to be easy.

Fields returns to Pro Bowl after cancer battle

N.Y. mayor fights for a new football stadium

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Mrs. Elizabeth Yergason (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Ben Roberts (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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Mr. Horace Smith (TIGNALL, Ga.)

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

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Mrs. Lois Bates (JACKSON, S.C.)

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Mr. William S. McEliece (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Anna B. Nease (ROCKY FORD, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Ashley Newsome (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Roosevelt Riley, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Bush, Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Evelyn Newsome (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Tonya Renee Allen (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Edward Hawkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Joel Felipe Fabian Mata (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John H. Perdue (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Powell (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. John Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John H. Perdue (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wade Jackson (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Wade Spencer (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Enright (AFFTON, MO.)

Mrs. Emmer Lee Cooper (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Petra Baehr Saunders (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Geraldine H. Strang (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Pete Scully Riley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ella Lassiter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William O. 'Bill" James (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John J. Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Harmon (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Newsome (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Lee Byars (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Falinda Cofer Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Bush (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Rosie B. Downs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances V. Pierce (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Martin Brown (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtle Steen Haley (SUMTER, S.C.)

Mrs. Geraldine H. Strang (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Elise Q. Norton (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Carrie Louise Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles H. Glover (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Carlethian Butler (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Daisy Harmon (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Louise Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. LeRoy Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille L. Cunningham (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Riley, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Gromyko Turman (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. William S. McEliece (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Miss Marian Rose Sheahan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul E. Brozekat (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Wilhemenia Labron (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

France's fairy tale film is up for an Oscar
PARIS - The motley collection of young boys in short pants and suspenders makes for unlikely stars. But their bell-like voices supply the soul of a story that has swept French movie theaters, surprising hard-nosed critics and the director himself.

France's fairy tale film is up for an Oscar

Oscar 'Class of 77' production crew gets ready
LOS ANGELES - Hands shot up as producer Gil Cates polled about 200 co-workers on which of them had at least 15 Academy Awards shows under their belts.

Oscar statuette arrives in L.A.
United Airlines pilot Alex Alvarado holds an Oscar statuette out the window of the airplane after arriving from Chicago, at the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, Feb. 11, 2005.

France's fairy tale film is up for an Oscar
PARIS - The motley collection of young boys in short pants and suspenders makes for unlikely stars. But their bell-like voices supply the soul of a story that has swept French movie theaters, surprising hard-nosed critics and the director himself.

Overtime

Overtime

Overtime
Augusta State's "big three" came through again in the second round of the Waikoloa Intercollegiate in Waikoloa, Hawaii, but the No. 4- and 5 men weren't quite as sharp.

Overtime
Augusta State's "big three" came through again in the second round of the Waikoloa Intercollegiate in Waikoloa, Hawaii, but the No. 4- and 5 men weren't quite as sharp.

Overtime
All five Augusta State University players finished at par-or-better for the tournament as the 12th-ranked Jaguars finished sixth in the Waikoloa Intercollegiate in Waikoloa, Hawaii.

Ali gets TKO to retain her title
ATLANTA - Laila Ali retained her WIBA super middleweight championship title with an eighth-round technical knockout of Cassandra Geiggar Friday night.

Community pitches in to help teams at Laney
Velshonya Jackson didn't think too many people cared about the soccer programs at Laney High School.

Overtime
All five Augusta State Univer¤sity players finished at par-or-better for the tournament as the 12th-ranked Jaguars finished sixth in the Waikoloa Intercollegiate in Waikoloa, Hawaii.

Freshman sparks Bulldogs
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Butler point guard Reggie Middleton started his freshman year on the school's junior varsity team.

Undefeated Hephzibah is model of consistency
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Hephzibah basketball is like an old rerun. Rebels coach Wendell Lofton doesn't mind old Westerns. He can watch Gunsmoke or anything with Clint Eastwood.

Friday's prep basketball scores
Here are high school basketball scores from Friday:

Freshman sparks Bulldogs
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Butler point guard Reggie Middleton started his freshman year on the school's junior varsity team.

Spartans earn a playoff spot
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Glenn Hills began the night faced with the prospect of finishing the season without the services of Brandon Whitley.

Thursday's prep basketball scores
Here are Thursday's high school basketball scores:

Keller, Spartans strong in victory
The road back to the state championship game just got a lot tougher for Butler.

Josey seeks region crown
Josey boys coach Sam Lilly said he's figured out what he wants today for his 40th birthday: The Region 7-AA title.

Josey seeks region crown
Josey boys coach Sam Lilly said he's figured out what he wants today for his 40th birthday: The Region 7-AA title.

Josey, Laney battle again
Typo or prophecy? That's to be determined at this evening's Region 7-AA girls final.

Friday's prep basketball scores
Here are high school basketball scores from Friday:

Late flurry puts 'Dogs in the final
The opening tip of the Hephzibah-Thomson game saw eight players sprawled across the floor lunging for a loose ball.

Horton's heart helps Rebels secure berth
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Classes were merely pointless exercises Thursday for Hephzibah forward Cordell Horton.

Undefeated Hephzibah is model of consistency
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Hephzibah basketball is like an old rerun. Rebels coach Wendell Lofton doesn't mind old Westerns. He can watch Gunsmoke or anything with Clint Eastwood.

Horton's heart helps Rebels secure berth
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Classes were merely pointless exercises Thursday for Hephzibah forward Cordell Horton.

Harden, Bears earn title shot
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Shakara Harden would speak and stop. She'd grab her shirt to dry her eyes. Every few words, more tears would streak her face.

Spartans earn a playoff spot
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Glenn Hills began the night faced with the prospect of finishing the season without the services of Brandon Whitley.

Thursday's prep basketball scores
Here are Thursday's high school basketball scores:

Josey, Laney battle again
Typo or prophecy? That's to be determined at this evening's Region 7-AA girls final.

Fields returns to Pro Bowl after cancer battle
KAPOLEI, Hawaii - Whether Mark Fields was chasing down Torry Holt and Ahman Green in practice or just lounging with his NFC teammates, the Carolina Panthers linebacker has worn a smile all week.

Fields returns to Pro Bowl after cancer battle
KAPOLEI, Hawaii - Whether Mark Fields was chasing down Torry Holt and Ahman Green in practice or just lounging with his NFC teammates, the Carolina Panthers linebacker has worn a smile all week.

N.Y. mayor fights for a new football stadium
NEW YORK - It's the mayor's visionary project - or his $1.4 billion boondoggle. It's a boon to construction unions - or the bane of New York's police and firefighters. It will bring the Olympics to New York - or ruin one of the city's great neighborhoods.

N.Y. mayor fights for a new football stadium
NEW YORK - It's the mayor's visionary project - or his $1.4 billion boondoggle. It's a boon to construction unions - or the bane of New York's police and firefighters. It will bring the Olympics to New York - or ruin one of the city's great neighborhoods.

Church prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary
At last count, 18 brides and 18 grooms are going to take a fateful walk Sunday down the wide center aisle at St. James United Methodist Church, a congregation with a 150-year history.

Church prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary
At last count, 18 brides and 18 grooms are going to take a fateful walk Sunday down the wide center aisle at St. James United Methodist Church, a congregation with a 150-year history.

Religion News in Brief
NEW YORK - A monumental new English translation of Judaism's Talmud was presented to the Library of Congress this week, anticipating a March 15 gala in New York that marks public release of the work.

Faith Digest
Sounds Unlimited will play at 7 p.m. at Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St. Tickets cost $15 a person and $25 a couple and include heavy hors d'oeuvres.

Store owner tries to reclaim religious aspect of Kabbalah
PITTSBURGH - For centuries, a strand of red string worn around the left wrist has, to some Jews, signified their link to Kabbalah - the Jewish mystical tradition that was once the realm of scholars.

Religion News in Brief
NEW YORK - A monumental new English translation of Judaism's Talmud was presented to the Library of Congress this week, anticipating a March 15 gala in New York that marks public release of the work.

Evangelicals seek to clarify their beliefs to a wary public
HAMILTON, Mass. - Recognizing that many Americans worry about their influence following President Bush's re-election, evangelicals are saying that they have been misunderstood and - in some ways - remain underdogs in a nation they consider hostile to public talk about faith.

Store owner tries to reclaim religious aspect of Kabbalah
PITTSBURGH - For centuries, a strand of red string worn around the left wrist has, to some Jews, signified their link to Kabbalah - the Jewish mystical tradition that was once the realm of scholars.

Augusta couple has been married for 70 years
When Ethel Taylor casually told her waitress a couple of weeks ago that she was marking her 70th wedding anniversary, the word flew throughout the Augusta-area restaurant where the Taylor family was celebrating.

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

Faith Digest
Sounds Unlimited will play at 7 p.m. at Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St. Tickets cost $15 a person and $25 a couple and include heavy hors d'oeuvres.

Which religion influenced American democracy?
Two thinkers began 2005 with simultaneous articles in neo-conservative magazines expressing differing views about who gets credit for laying the foundations of America's distinctive democracy.

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

Evangelicals seek to clarify their beliefs to a wary public
HAMILTON, Mass. - Recognizing that many Americans worry about their influence following President Bush's re-election, evangelicals are saying that they have been misunderstood and - in some ways - remain underdogs in a nation they consider hostile to public talk about faith.

Which religion influenced American democracy?
Two thinkers began 2005 with simultaneous articles in neo-conservative magazines expressing differing views about who gets credit for laying the foundations of America's distinctive democracy.

Augusta couple has been married for 70 years
When Ethel Taylor casually told her waitress a couple of weeks ago that she was marking her 70th wedding anniversary, the word flew throughout the Augusta-area restaurant where the Taylor family was celebrating.

Perfect endings are all that matter

Ron Reagan will be host of new MSNBC show
NEW YORK - Ron Reagan will co-host a new daytime talk show scheduled twice a day on MSNBC.

Georgia girl stays in American Idol competition
ATLANTA - A Gwinnett County girl will remain in the running on the Fox reality talent competition, "American Idol."

Red-carpet maven 'Cojo' loses 'Today' show gig
NEW YORK - Red-carpet fashion maven Steven Cojocaru's gig on NBC's "Today" show is over.

Ron Reagan will be host of new MSNBC show
NEW YORK - Ron Reagan will co-host a new daytime talk show scheduled twice a day on MSNBC.

Networks to impose delays on Grammys, Oscars

Ratings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

Ron Reagan will be host of new MSNBC show

Networks to impose delays on Grammys, Oscars
LOS ANGELES - Last year's Super Bowl is still fresh on the minds of people who are televising the Oscars and Grammys.

Networks to impose delays on Grammys, Oscars
LOS ANGELES - Last year's Super Bowl is still fresh on the minds of people who are televising the Oscars and Grammys.

Celebrity Birthdays

Arthur Miller, playwright, dies at 89

People in the News

Plea bargains reached in Courtney Love's cases

People in the News

Bulldogs take win against Gamecocks
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia easily beat South Carolina on Thursday night, but it was hardly a pretty or stellar performance.

Odds and Ends

Police put breaks on 'rolling keg party'

Faith Digest

Which religion influenced American democracy?

Evangelicals seek to clarify their beliefs to a wary public

Religion News in Brief

Store owner tries to reclaim religious aspect of Kabbalah

Church prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary

Faith calendar

Augusta couple has been married for 70 years