Christo drapes Central Park with art
Over the past 40 years, New York City artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude have created 18 monumental, temporary installations around the globe.

Christo drapes Central Park with art

Book describes the demise of the Kursk
In "Cry From the Deep," Ramsey Flynn offers an interesting and well-written book about the sinking of the Russian submarine Kursk in the Barents Sea during naval maneuvers in August 2000.

Book describes the demise of the Kursk

Book describes the demise of the Kursk
In "Cry From the Deep," Ramsey Flynn offers an interesting and well-written book about the sinking of the Russian submarine Kursk in the Barents Sea during naval maneuvers in August 2000.

'Blink' demonstrates the power of a knowing glance

'Blink' demonstrates the power of a knowing glance
The best hiding places, the really clever ones we wish we had thought of, tend to be in plain sight. Mostly because no one thinks to look there.

Christo drapes Central Park with art
Over the past 40 years, New York City artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude have created 18 monumental, temporary installations around the globe.

'Blink' demonstrates the power of a knowing glance
The best hiding places, the really clever ones we wish we had thought of, tend to be in plain sight. Mostly because no one thinks to look there.

Players try to put steroid talk to rest
St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa hoped he was addressing the steroid issue for the last time this spring. After the Detroit Tigers' first official workout, All-Star catcher Ivan Rodriguez tried to put Jose Canseco's accusations to rest, too.

Players try to put steroid talk to rest

Players try to put steroid talk to rest
St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa hoped he was addressing the steroid issue for the last time this spring. After the Detroit Tigers' first official workout, All-Star catcher Ivan Rodriguez tried to put Jose Canseco's accusations to rest, too.

Test your knowledge of U.S. presidential trivia

Cierra Savannah Nicole
Mr. and Mrs. James Williams, Sr. of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Cierra Savannah Nicole, born December 20, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Kaylie Sue Bentley
Kelly Sue Smith and Richard Kyle Bentley, both of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylie Sue, born December 6, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Summer and Sadie Thompson

Brycen Jeremy Sterling
Jeremy and Christina Sterling of Lilburn, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Brycen Jeremy, born December 29, 2004 at Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta.

Blake Thomas Dominey
Brian and Stacey Dominey of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Blake Thomas, born December 20, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kaylie Sue Bentley
Kelly Sue Smith and Richard Kyle Bentley, both of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylie Sue, born December 6, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Sarah Nicole Norris

Savannah Raye Brooks

Kaylie Sue Bentley

Savannah Raye Brooks
David and Pamela Brooks of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Savannah Raye, born January 19, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Savannah Raye Brooks
David and Pamela Brooks of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Savannah Raye, born January 19, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Curtis Jayden Annis
Curtis and Brittany Annis of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Curtis Jayden, born January 19, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Justin Nicholas Thornton
Darryl and Rosanne Thornton of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Justin Nicholas, born January 18, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Yanosich of Industry, Penn., Jerry Thornton of Martinez and Linda Barlow of Augusta. He was welcomed home by his big brother, Jackson, who is 3 years old.

Blake Thomas Dominey
Brian and Stacey Dominey of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Blake Thomas, born December 20, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Justin Nicholas Thornton

Robert Baynham Phail
Colburn and Ashley Phail of Appling, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Robert Baynham, born December 20, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Makiya Amajani Mills

Justin Nicholas Thornton
Darryl and Rosanne Thornton of Evans, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Justin Nicholas, born January 18, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Yanosich of Industry, Penn., Jerry Thornton of Martinez and Linda Barlow of Augusta. He was welcomed home by his big brother, Jackson, who is 3 years old.

Robert Baynham Phail

Carsen Annaliese
Jeffrey and Carla Lacombe of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Carsen Annaliese, born January 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. She made her debut at 9:55 p.m., weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz. and was 21 inches long. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Martha Williams and the late Mr. Leo Williams of Ft. Campbell, Ky. and Mr. and Mrs. Leo and Stella Lacombe of Waterville, Maine.

Sarah Nicole Norris
Terry and Sherri Norris of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Nicole, born November 5, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Cierra Savannah Nicole
Mr. and Mrs. James Williams, Sr. of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Cierra Savannah Nicole, born December 20, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Brycen Jeremy Sterling
Jeremy and Christina Sterling of Lilburn, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Brycen Jeremy, born December 29, 2004 at Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta.

Hailey Ann Burden
Eric and Melissa Burden of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Burden, born December 17, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Curtis Jayden Annis
Curtis and Brittany Annis of Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Curtis Jayden, born January 19, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Makiya Amajani Mills
Michael and Phadra Mills of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Makiya Amajani, born January 5, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Robert Baynham Phail
Colburn and Ashley Phail of Appling, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Robert Baynham, born December 20, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Lucas Anton Morgan
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Morgan III of Harlem, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Lucas Anton, born January 2, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Carsen Annaliese Lacombe
Jeffrey and Carla Lacombe of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Carsen Annaliese, born January 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. She made her debut at 9:55 p.m., weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz. and was 21 inches long. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Martha Williams and the late Mr. Leo Williams of Ft. Campbell, Ky. and Mr. and Mrs. Leo and Stella Lacombe of Waterville, Maine.

Summer and Sadie Thompson
Robby and Sherry Thompson, are pleased to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Summer Ann and Sadie Lyn, born December 2, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William H. Weeks, Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Thompson, Sr., all of Augusta.

Brycen Jeremy Sterling

Emma Jane Feemster
Jason and Jennifer Feemster of Beech Island, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Jane, born December 20, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Carsen Annaliese Lacombe

Sarah Nicole Norris
Terry and Sherri Norris of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Nicole, born November 5, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Hailey Ann Burden

Hailey Ann Burden
Eric and Melissa Burden of North Augusta, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Burden, born December 17, 2004 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Emma Jane Feemster

Makiya Amajani Mills
Michael and Phadra Mills of Grovetown, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Makiya Amajani, born January 5, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Lucas Anton Morgan

Lucas Anton Morgan
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Morgan III of Harlem, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Lucas Anton, born January 2, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Cierra Savannah Nicole

Summer and Sadie Thompson
Robby and Sherry Thompson, are pleased to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Summer Ann and Sadie Lyn, born December 2, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William H. Weeks, Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Thompson, Sr., all of Augusta.

Blake Thomas Dominey

Emma Jane Feemster
Jason and Jennifer Feemster of Beech Island, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Jane, born December 20, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Curtis Jayden Annis

Iwo Jima re-enactment to be held in Texas
DOSS, Texas - The nation's largest 60th-anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Iwo Jima will not occur on an island or, for that matter, anywhere close to salt water.

Former workers sue Koko the gorilla's caretakers over breast-baring request
WOODSIDE, Calif. - Two fired caretakers for Koko, the world-famous sign-language-speaking gorilla, have sued their former bosses, claiming they were pressured to expose their breasts as a way of bonding with the 300-pound simian.

Iwo Jima re-enactment to be held in Texas
DOSS, Texas - The nation's largest 60th-anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Iwo Jima will not occur on an island or, for that matter, anywhere close to salt water.

Odds and Ends
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - NHL fans left on the sideboards can get the jump on a new game: tennis.

Odds and Ends
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - NHL fans left on the sideboards can get the jump on a new game: tennis.

Former workers sue Koko the gorilla's caretakers over breast-baring request
WOODSIDE, Calif. - Two fired caretakers for Koko, the world-famous sign-language-speaking gorilla, have sued their former bosses, claiming they were pressured to expose their breasts as a way of bonding with the 300-pound simian.

Braves closer feels the heat

Braves closer feels the heat
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Since 2001, Dan Kolb has gone from castoff to middle reliever to closer for a bad team to one of the key components in a team with its sights set on the World Series.

Braves closer feels the heat
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Since 2001, Dan Kolb has gone from castoff to middle reliever to closer for a bad team to one of the key components in a team with its sights set on the World Series.

On the move
Scott Rollins has been named vice president and senior credit officer of First Bank of Georgia. Mr. Rollins has more than two decades of banking industry experience and was most recently employed as senior credit officer for Regions Bank. The New Hampshire native earned a bachelor's degree from Penn State University.

Marketers cozy up to social network for older women
Sue Ellen Cooper thought she would enter her golden years quietly, working on her garden and cooking.

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Feb. 4-10. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Marketers cozy up to social network for older women

Patent process is easier with help
Not every idea is worth a patent. That's because the patenting process often costs between $6,000 and $10,000 and, on its own, won't do much to make you money.

Trade show marketing is success for local business
If the past several weeks are any indication of what the rest of 2005 will be like, Everthere Carriers is going to have a busy year.

Bob Allen, former AT&T chief, won't cry over Bell system's end
BOYNTON BEACH, FLA. - The man who led AT&T Corp. through almost a decade of turmoil from 1988 to 1997 isn't mourning it's apparently imminent disappearance.

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Feb. 4-10. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Bob Allen, former AT&T chief, won't cry over Bell system's end

Bob Allen, former AT&T chief, won't cry over Bell system's end
BOYNTON BEACH, FLA. - The man who led AT&T Corp. through almost a decade of turmoil from 1988 to 1997 isn't mourning it's apparently imminent disappearance.

Data retailer scandal widens
SAN FRANCISCO - When word first emerged this week that scammers had illegally obtained detailed dossiers on 35,000 people by posing as legitimate customers of ChoicePoint Inc., the data-brokering company portrayed it as a relatively minor criminal case, limited to California.

Patent process is easier with help
Not every idea is worth a patent. That's because the patenting process often costs between $6,000 and $10,000 and, on its own, won't do much to make you money.

Business calendar

Business calendar
Tuesday: Free financial seminar on retirement investment strategies held by Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union; Goshen Country Club; 6:30 p.m.; R.S.V.P. to Cathy Gilbert at (706) 796-8140, ext. 143, or cathy.gilbert@augustametrofcu.org; space limited to 70 reservations.

Trade show marketing is success for local business
If the past several weeks are any indication of what the rest of 2005 will be like, Everthere Carriers is going to have a busy year.

Wholesale prices climb 0.3 percent in January
WASHINGTON - Wholesale prices rose 0.3 percent in January, driven up by big increases in the cost of new cars, cigarettes and alcohol, a development that could lead the Federal Reserve on a path toward steeper interest-rate increases.

Random House to invest in phone text market

Richmond County tries to lure companies
Richmond County economic developers took the first step Friday to bring 300 jobs and $60 million in investment to the area.

Richmond County tries to lure companies
Richmond County economic developers took the first step Friday to bring 300 jobs and $60 million in investment to the area.

Data retailer scandal widens
SAN FRANCISCO - When word first emerged this week that scammers had illegally obtained detailed dossiers on 35,000 people by posing as legitimate customers of ChoicePoint Inc., the data-brokering company portrayed it as a relatively minor criminal case, limited to California.

Trade show marketing is success for local business

On the move

Patent process is easier with help

Random House to invest in phone text market
NEW YORK - Over the past couple of years, the cell phone has emerged as a sound system, a video game player and a TV screen. Now, it could become the latest outlet for books.

Marketers cozy up to social network for older women
Sue Ellen Cooper thought she would enter her golden years quietly, working on her garden and cooking.

Business calendar
Tuesday: Free financial seminar on retirement investment strategies held by Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union; Goshen Country Club; 6:30 p.m.; R.S.V.P. to Cathy Gilbert at (706) 796-8140, ext. 143, or cathy.gilbert@augustametrofcu.org; space limited to 70 reservations.

Richmond County property transfers

Wholesale prices climb 0.3 percent in January
WASHINGTON - Wholesale prices rose 0.3 percent in January, driven up by big increases in the cost of new cars, cigarettes and alcohol, a development that could lead the Federal Reserve on a path toward steeper interest-rate increases.

On the move
Scott Rollins has been named vice president and senior credit officer of First Bank of Georgia. Mr. Rollins has more than two decades of banking industry experience and was most recently employed as senior credit officer for Regions Bank. The New Hampshire native earned a bachelor's degree from Penn State University.

Wholesale prices climb 0.3 percent in January

Random House to invest in phone text market
NEW YORK - Over the past couple of years, the cell phone has emerged as a sound system, a video game player and a TV screen. Now, it could become the latest outlet for books.

Richmond County tries to lure companies

Data retailer scandal widens

Business licenses
The following is a partial list of Richmond County business licenses from December:

Poor condition of jail is nothing new, workers say

Poor condition of jail is nothing new, workers say
Richmond County Sheriff's Office Capt. Gene Johnson takes the flurry of recent attention to mold and flooding at the Law Enforcement Center with a grain of salt.

Poor condition of jail is nothing new, workers say
Richmond County Sheriff's Office Capt. Gene Johnson takes the flurry of recent attention to mold and flooding at the Law Enforcement Center with a grain of salt.

Tarheels continue their mastery of Tigers
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Three years ago, then-freshman Jawad Williams watched several important streaks end for North Carolina.

Tarheels continue their mastery of Tigers
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Three years ago, then-freshman Jawad Williams watched several important streaks end for North Carolina.

Tarheels continue their mastery of Tigers

Lady Braves coach proving his team has what it takes

Green light for remap

KO Ga. secrecy bill
There's a bill before the Georgia Senate that would legitimize cover-ups of economic development activities by local and state governments.

Ad complaint off base
There's no law against making politicians look silly - and thank heaven for that.

Green light for remap
We don't want this decade to be like the 1990s, when Georgia lawmakers could not resist tampering with legislative redistricting in almost every General Assembly session. We believe redistricting should be drawn up early in each decade - after the census count - and then left alone for another 10 years.

Green light for remap
We don't want this decade to be like the 1990s, when Georgia lawmakers could not resist tampering with legislative redistricting in almost every General Assembly session. We believe redistricting should be drawn up early in each decade - after the census count - and then left alone for another 10 years.

Ad complaint off base
There's no law against making politicians look silly - and thank heaven for that.

Ad complaint off base

Mentally healthy bills
It's not often a legislative proposal comes along that would strengthen judges' powers, help people and not cost taxpayers money. But a half-dozen bills in the South Carolina General Assembly could do just that - and might even save taxpayers a little dough.

Britney Spears angry about honeymoon photos
NEW YORK - Britney Spears says the veil has been lifted on her honeymoon, and she's not happy.

Tim Robbins named Hasty Pudding Man of Year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Actor Tim Robbins pleaded, sang and faced off with protesters to earn the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year award on Thursday.

People in the News
NEW YORK - First-time Oscar host Chris Rock, a comedian known for his frequent use of expletives, says the five-second decency delay on the ABC show's Feb. 27 telecast will be a welcome "safety net."

People in the News
NEW YORK - First-time Oscar host Chris Rock, a comedian known for his frequent use of expletives, says the five-second decency delay on the ABC show's Feb. 27 telecast will be a welcome "safety net."

Britney Spears angry about honeymoon photos
NEW YORK - Britney Spears says the veil has been lifted on her honeymoon, and she's not happy.

When is the best time to get the best deals?
Q: I'm on a budget and want to get deals on such items as TVs, winter coats and boots. Do retailers stick to a sales calendar?

When is the best time to get the best deals?

When is the best time to get the best deals?
Q: I'm on a budget and want to get deals on such items as TVs, winter coats and boots. Do retailers stick to a sales calendar?

Eagles can't lick Flames
CHICAGO - Cedrick Banks had 24 points Saturday as Illinois-Chicago beat Georgia Southern 92-83.

Eagles can't lick Flames
CHICAGO - Cedrick Banks had 24 points Saturday as Illinois-Chicago beat Georgia Southern 92-83.

Jackets on verge of bursting their bubble
ATLANTA - Bubble, bubble, Georgia Tech's in trouble. Sorry, Shakespeare, for borrowing, but the 2005 Georgia Tech men's basketball season is turning into a Macbeth-ian tragedy.

Jackets on verge of bursting their bubble
ATLANTA - Bubble, bubble, Georgia Tech's in trouble. Sorry, Shakespeare, for borrowing, but the 2005 Georgia Tech men's basketball season is turning into a Macbeth-ian tragedy.

Eagles can't lick Flames

Jackets on verge of bursting their bubble

Nissan Open: Campbell is happy he finished

McCullough leads ACE Group Classic
NAPLES, Fla. - Mike McCullough shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over Hale Irwin and Mark James in The ACE Group Classic.

Rain washes out Nissan Open
LOS ANGELES - Heavy rain that flooded bunkers and covered the greens with thousands of worms forced officials to cancel golf Saturday in the Nissan Open, raising the possibility of the PGA Tour's first 36-hole event in nearly nine years.

McCullough leads ACE Group Classic

Rain washes out Nissan Open

Nissan Open: Campbell is happy he finished
LOS ANGELES - Considering the amount of rain that soaked Riviera, Chad Campbell didn't expect to complete his second round Friday in the Nissan Open. The bigger surprise was where he finished.

McCullough leads ACE Group Classic
NAPLES, Fla. - Mike McCullough shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over Hale Irwin and Mark James in The ACE Group Classic.

First Tee takes global approach
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The First Tee is going more global.

Rain washes out Nissan Open
LOS ANGELES - Heavy rain that flooded bunkers and covered the greens with thousands of worms forced officials to cancel golf Saturday in the Nissan Open, raising the possibility of the PGA Tour's first 36-hole event in nearly nine years.

Nissan Open: Campbell is happy he finished
LOS ANGELES - Considering the amount of rain that soaked Riviera, Chad Campbell didn't expect to complete his second round Friday in the Nissan Open. The bigger surprise was where he finished.

Syrupmakers stick it to Spartans

Prize eludes Hephzibah coach

Unbeaten Hephzibah advances

Lady Wolfpack thump Eagles

Prep basketball scores

Gretzky, Lemieux can't end lockout
NEW YORK - The NHL season is dead - again.

NHL labor talks to resume Saturday
NEW YORK - There might be an NHL season, after all. The NHL and the players' association will meet in New York on Saturday after the league requested the sides get together again.

NHL labor talks to resume Saturday

Gretzky, Lemieux can't end lockout
NEW YORK - The NHL season is dead - again.

Gretzky, Lemieux can't end lockout

NHL labor talks to resume Saturday
NEW YORK - There might be an NHL season, after all. The NHL and the players' association will meet in New York on Saturday after the league requested the sides get together again.

Test your knowledge of U.S. presidential trivia
Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.

Test your knowledge of U.S. presidential trivia
Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.

Chronicle voicemail system is down
Due to a telephone system malfunction, voicemail services for telephone extensions at The Augusta Chronicle are not currently working. This means that messages cannot be left, and that the main numbers for The Chronicle and Morris Communications, (706) 724-0851 and (800) 622-6358 are not working.

Chronicle voicemail system is down
Due to a telephone system malfunction, voicemail services for telephone extensions at The Augusta Chronicle are not currently working. This means that messages cannot be left, and that the main numbers for The Chronicle and Morris Communications, (706) 724-0851 and (800) 622-6358 are not working.

There is no 'lock box' for Social Security
Why are so many articles in The Chronicle given the byline simply as "Associated Press"? That permits whoever wrote the story to escape responsibility for it.Joseph M. Weaver, Graniteville, S.C.

There is no 'lock box' for Social Security
Why are so many articles in The Chronicle given the byline simply as "Associated Press"? That permits whoever wrote the story to escape responsibility for it.Joseph M. Weaver, Graniteville, S.C.

Blacks majority in Augusta
"Everything is relative" is a phrase used by many and is often disputed as being an oxymoron. African-Americans in the United States are considered a minority since only 12.9 percent are of that race in the entire country.Bob Groothand, Augusta

Look at claims with skepticism
Social Security can meet 100 percent of its obligations for the next 37 years with no changes to the current system, according to the Social Security Administration itself.Sandy Untermyer, Appling

There is no 'lock box' for Social Security

Terrorists deserve due process
The Chronicle just doesn't get it in the Feb. 6 editorial, "Terrorist Bill of Rights," when it criticizes U.S. Senior Judge Joyce Hens Green for allowing terrorists to have access to the American legal system. Srinivas Venkata, Martinez

Jingoistic editorial cries out for introspection
I am truly amazed at the jingoistic belligerency of your editorial staff! My reaction to your piece, "The immovable object?" (Feb. 9), on European efforts to dissuade Iran from pursuing its nuclear policy, is that the editorialist is using the rationalization of a serial killer taunting a therapist or a pursuing officer of the law: "Stop me before I kill (or in this case, go to war) again."Horace W. Duncan Jr., Augusta

Look at claims with skepticism
Social Security can meet 100 percent of its obligations for the next 37 years with no changes to the current system, according to the Social Security Administration itself.Sandy Untermyer, Appling

Protect every right, in order to preserve all
I read with great interest your recent editorial regarding growing disregard for the First Amendment.Robert B. Rackliffe, North Augusta, S.C.

Terrorists deserve due process
The Chronicle just doesn't get it in the Feb. 6 editorial, "Terrorist Bill of Rights," when it criticizes U.S. Senior Judge Joyce Hens Green for allowing terrorists to have access to the American legal system. Srinivas Venkata, Martinez

Jingoistic editorial cries out for introspection
I am truly amazed at the jingoistic belligerency of your editorial staff! My reaction to your piece, "The immovable object?" (Feb. 9), on European efforts to dissuade Iran from pursuing its nuclear policy, is that the editorialist is using the rationalization of a serial killer taunting a therapist or a pursuing officer of the law: "Stop me before I kill (or in this case, go to war) again."Horace W. Duncan Jr., Augusta

It's about saving, not destroying, animals

Jingoistic editorial cries out for introspection

It's about saving, not destroying, animals
Regarding the article on Feb. 12 and the comments made by Darci Beausoleil: Ricki Dean, chairman, Columbia County, Animal Care and Control Advisory Board

Paranoia or just good, old common sense?
Josh Griffing's Feb. 13 letter accusing those who support women's right to choose of being paranoid might have some merit.Claire Shannon, Augusta

It's about saving, not destroying, animals
Regarding the article on Feb. 12 and the comments made by Darci Beausoleil:Ricki Dean, chairman, Columbia County, Animal Care and Control Advisory Board

Paranoia or just good, old common sense?
Josh Griffing's Feb. 13 letter accusing those who support women's right to choose of being paranoid might have some merit. Claire Shannon, Augusta

Protect every right, in order to preserve all
I read with great interest your recent editorial regarding growing disregard for the First Amendment.Robert B. Rackliffe, North Augusta, S.C.

Paranoia or just good, old common sense?

Look at claims with skepticism

Terrorists deserve due process

Protect every right, in order to preserve all

Unlock the past and discover your history

Home is a mix of styles

Saturn moon is a world frozen forever in its youth

For longer hair, some women shell out cash

Wear fitted top with full skirt

Study: Vitamin D may help ward off prostate cancer

Ask the Carey Brothers

Travel briefs

Technology making toys more personal experience

Choice of energy sources depends on needs in area

Travel tips

Seasonal cleaning can help create a healthier home

Young reader disputes criticism of teen speech

Black genealogy can be tricky tree

Business is up thanks to 'Sideways'

Fans connect with North Carolina film sites

Open houses allow browsers opportunity to turn up noses

Students take time to learn salsa steps

Female libido is topic of research

Young reader disputes criticism of teen speech
Dear Carson: In a recent column you remarked on the "idiotic canned phrases" of teenagers. I'm curious as to what makes you think "certainly" is a better substitute for "no problem," yet, ironically, you call "no problem" unoriginal. "Yes, sir" and "Yes, ma'am" are both quite ancient. If you want us to use respectful terms while talking to our elders, I completely agree. We're in your turf. Nevertheless, I don't understand what is so annoying about change and the way we speak to each other. Sorry to dissect your argument so tediously, but I believe if you are going to criticize my generation, please call us "stupid, hedonistic, spoiled or something other than 'unoriginal.'" I've found older people seem to find our actions unacceptable because they are original (that is, of course, devious from older practices). - Totally Tubular Teenager

Seasonal cleaning can help create a healthier home
Seasonal cleaning can help create a healthier home

Travel briefs
NEW YORK - Some travelers head south to the beach as winter gives way to spring. Others use their travels this time of year to seek out wildlife or blooming flowers.

Saturn moon is a world frozen forever in its youth
WASHINGTON - Data from the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft suggest that Titan, a moon of Saturn, is a world with the potential of life that was frozen in its youth, prevented by deep cold from ever developing into a livelier place.

Travel tips
Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, you probably could use a few tips to make it easier. The Feb. 15 issue of TravelSmart offers these:

Fans connect with North Carolina film sites
DURHAM, N.C. - A minor league baseball park, filled with the echoes of greats and might-have-beens who have passed through, can be a magical place. Thanks to being preserved on celluloid in the film "Bull Durham," the historic Durham Athletic Park holds even more allure than most.

Students take time to learn salsa steps
ST. LOUIS - With apologies to the Postman's Creed, neither rain, nor snow, nor recent single-digit temperatures will keep hard-core salsa dancers from making a weekly trek to their favorite clubs.

Travel briefs
NEW YORK - Some travelers head south to the beach as winter gives way to spring. Others use their travels this time of year to seek out wildlife or blooming flowers.

'Sideways' tour of Santa Barbara wine country
LOS OLIVOS, Calif. - Staring at the lush green Santa Ynez Valley lined with rows of vines, I move my hand in a circular motion, the stem of the glass between my fingers, the wine swishing around. I tilt the glass back as my eager palate awaits the oncoming rush of flavors.

Business is up thanks to 'Sideways'
BUELLTON, Calif. - Frank Ostini can't seem to keep his cocktail napkins in stock.

Unlock the past and discover your history
Octavia Garlington didn't see much of her extended family while growing up in Panama, but her parents made sure she knew that her bloodline crossed the Panama Canal they were helping build.

Black genealogy can be tricky tree
Tracing her family history brought Gloria Lucas to Augusta.

In the know
If you're holding a wedding shower for a couple just getting started, consider this idea from the Dollar Stretcher Newsletter:

Seasonal cleaning can help create a healthier home
Seasonal cleaning can help create a healthier home

Study: Vitamin D may help ward off prostate cancer
ORLANDO, Fla. - Getting a little sunshine may be one way for men to cut their risk of prostate cancer.

Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: In one of your columns you gave a recipe for cleaning fiberglass and porcelain tubs. I have misplaced the information and would like it once again. -- Evelyn

Study: Vitamin D may help ward off prostate cancer
ORLANDO, Fla. - Getting a little sunshine may be one way for men to cut their risk of prostate cancer.

Unlock the past and discover your history
Octavia Garlington didn't see much of her extended family while growing up in Panama, but her parents made sure she knew that her bloodline crossed the Panama Canal they were helping build.

Business is up thanks to 'Sideways'
BUELLTON, Calif. - Frank Ostini can't seem to keep his cocktail napkins in stock.

Technology making toys more personal experience
NEW YORK - Picture an Elmo or Winnie the Pooh plush doll that knows a child's name and favorite food, and tells stories and sings songs incorporating such personal details.

Black genealogy can be tricky tree
Tracing her family history brought Gloria Lucas to Augusta.

Travel tips
Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, you probably could use a few tips to make it easier. The Feb. 15 issue of TravelSmart offers these:

Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: In one of your columns you gave a recipe for cleaning fiberglass and porcelain tubs. I have misplaced the information and would like it once again. -- Evelyn

Home is a mix of styles
Some people might not like her style, but that doesn't bother Kim Dorr.

Open houses allow browsers opportunity to turn up noses
My mother and I went house-browsing last weekend, a far more leisurely pursuit than house-hunting.

Choice of energy sources depends on needs in area
With so many reality shows on television, it might be easy to start believing everything you watch. I recently saw a reminder that a lot of TV is still fiction, and it's important to keep the differences straight.

Home is a mix of styles
Some people might not like her style, but that doesn't bother Kim Dorr.

Young reader disputes criticism of teen speech
Dear Carson: In a recent column you remarked on the "idiotic canned phrases" of teenagers. I'm curious as to what makes you think "certainly" is a better substitute for "no problem," yet, ironically, you call "no problem" unoriginal. "Yes, sir" and "Yes, ma'am" are both quite ancient. If you want us to use respectful terms while talking to our elders, I completely agree. We're in your turf. Nevertheless, I don't understand what is so annoying about change and the way we speak to each other. Sorry to dissect your argument so tediously, but I believe if you are going to criticize my generation, please call us "stupid, hedonistic, spoiled or something other than 'unoriginal.'" I've found older people seem to find our actions unacceptable because they are original (that is, of course, devious from older practices). - Totally Tubular Teenager

Choice of energy sources depends on needs in area
With so many reality shows on television, it might be easy to start believing everything you watch. I recently saw a reminder that a lot of TV is still fiction, and it's important to keep the differences straight.

For longer hair, some women shell out cash
PHILADELPHIA - For every woman who will pay extravagantly to have her hair cut, there is someone who will spend even more to have her hair lengthened.

For longer hair, some women shell out cash
PHILADELPHIA - For every woman who will pay extravagantly to have her hair cut, there is someone who will spend even more to have her hair lengthened.

Wear fitted top with full skirt
Q: The last time I wore full skirts was in 1961. I remember a white skirt, a green skirt with a pop art pattern, and a taupe skirt with a black-and-cream border. I cannot remember what style of top I wore with these skirts. I'm delighted that full styles are back in vogue. They're so feminine. I plan to buy several. But what do I wear on top?

Saturn moon is a world frozen forever in its youth
WASHINGTON - Data from the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft suggest that Titan, a moon of Saturn, is a world with the potential of life that was frozen in its youth, prevented by deep cold from ever developing into a livelier place.

Students take time to learn salsa steps
ST. LOUIS - With apologies to the Postman's Creed, neither rain, nor snow, nor recent single-digit temperatures will keep hard-core salsa dancers from making a weekly trek to their favorite clubs.

Female libido is topic of research
Diane Solursh likes the wood-burning stove analogy. A woman's sexual response has to be built up over time with the right combination of factors.

Female libido is topic of research
Diane Solursh likes the wood-burning stove analogy. A woman's sexual response has to be built up over time with the right combination of factors.

Wear fitted top with full skirt
Q: The last time I wore full skirts was in 1961. I remember a white skirt, a green skirt with a pop art pattern, and a taupe skirt with a black-and-cream border. I cannot remember what style of top I wore with these skirts. I'm delighted that full styles are back in vogue. They're so feminine. I plan to buy several. But what do I wear on top?

Fans connect with North Carolina film sites
DURHAM, N.C. - A minor league baseball park, filled with the echoes of greats and might-have-beens who have passed through, can be a magical place. Thanks to being preserved on celluloid in the film "Bull Durham," the historic Durham Athletic Park holds even more allure than most.

Open houses allow browsers opportunity to turn up noses
My mother and I went house-browsing last weekend, a far more leisurely pursuit than house-hunting.

Technology making toys more personal experience
NEW YORK - Picture an Elmo or Winnie the Pooh plush doll that knows a child's name and favorite food, and tells stories and sings songs incorporating such personal details.

Lynx fight past rival

Lynx push Pride aside
Colt King had Augusta Lynx fans at a fever pitch as an official escorted him off the ice.

Lynx notebook
While local hockey fans sat at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center engaged by a thrilling old-school hockey game Friday night, the NHL and players' association appeared to be on their way to mending fences in an effort to un-cancel the NHL season.

Lynx fight past rival
A Greenville Grrrowl jersey lay bunched up near center ice at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

Lynx notebook

Lynx notebook
While local hockey fans sat at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center engaged by a thrilling old-school hockey game Friday night, the NHL and players' association appeared to be on their way to mending fences in an effort to un-cancel the NHL season.

Lynx push Pride aside

Lynx push Pride aside
Colt King had Augusta Lynx fans at a fever pitch as an official escorted him off the ice.

Lynx fight past rival
A Greenville Grrrowl jersey lay bunched up near center ice at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

Book fairs teach value of reading
Many are worried about the growing problem of illiteracy in public schools, but teacher Edward Maner is doing his part to fix it.

Elvis fans get all shook up

Book fairs teach value of reading
Many are worried about the growing problem of illiteracy in public schools, but teacher Edward Maner is doing his part to fix it.

Across the area

Chronicle voicemail system is down

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Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - A former North Myrtle Beach High School teacher accused of having sex with a 15-year-old female student has been arrested in Indonesia after evading authorities for five months.

Plant delay adds to layoff impact

Session so far gets mixed marks
ATLANTA - Ashley Carney is paying a lot more attention these days to the news coming out of the state Capitol. The 34-year-old medical technician from the Savannah suburb of Georgetown is hoping lawmakers will pass a bill overhauling the state's child support system.

Kid of the Day

Senate gets bill to close records

Kid of the Day
Jalen Vining is today's Kid of the Day.

GOP redistricting plans crowd legislative agenda

News you can use

Elvis fans get all shook up
The lights went down at the VFW Post 3200 Saturday, just before the place started to Shake, Rattle and Roll.

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

Chronicle voicemail system is down
Due to a telephone system malfunction, voicemail services for telephone extensions at The Augusta Chronicle are not currently working. This means that messages cannot be left, and that the main numbers for The Chronicle and Morris Communications, (706) 724-0851 and (800) 622-6358 are not working.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's narcotics investigators arrested two Augusta men on drug charges Thursday after seizing nearly 30 grams of "ice" methamphetamine from their home and vehicle.

Elvis fans get all shook up
The lights went down at the VFW Post 3200 Saturday, just before the place started to Shake, Rattle and Roll.

Across the region
BUFORD, GA. - A 52-year-old Tennessee man thought he was chatting on the Internet with the girl's mother when he arranged to have sex with a 9-year-old, police say - instead, an FBI agent sat at the end of that computer communique.

Book fairs teach value of reading

Senate gets bill to close records
ATLANTA - A bill that supporters say would strengthen Georgia's competitiveness for attracting new employers is poised to go before the Senate.

Plant delay adds to layoff impact
The one-year delay in the construction of the MOX plant at Savannah River Site means a massive cutback scheduled to start in mid-April won't be cushioned by the arrival of up to 1,500 workers to build the $1.6 billion plant.

Clashing software costs county's EMS
AIKEN - When the county sought to upgrade its Emergency Medical Services billing system in 2003, an option was available that likely would have eliminated complications and the $500,000 in unpaid paramedics bills it now has on its hands.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Columbia County gets 311 service
State officials approved Columbia County as the second community in Georgia to receive a 311 nonemergency number designation Friday.

Resolutions honor constituents

Jury will hear Burke remarks
The jurors who may decide the fate of Ronald Burke will hear nearly everything he told investigators about the disappearance and killing of Tamara Dunstan, a judge ruled Friday.

Home buyers take advantage of lower costs
Christian Frails, 3, trips over an uneven piece of newly-laid sod in the front yard of his south Augusta home.

Pupil is charged in knife attack
A knife fight at Spirit Creek Middle School sent one pupil to the hospital Friday and injured a teacher who tried to break up the disturbance, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Class teaches teens, parents real road rules
Sixteen-year-old Burney Herbert wasn't happy about having a perfectly good Saturday ruined by attending an eight-hour defensive driving class.

Presidents Day closings
The following schedules have been announced:

Parade celebrates black history
AIKEN - There was one group that stood out more than any other at Aiken's fourth Black History Parade.

Students, parents criticize cell phone rules
Imagine life without a cell phone for 12 months. Apparently, that idea wasn't enough to scare some Richmond County students into leaving their mobile devices at home during the past week.

News you can use
Bonding someone out of jail can be a stressful and confusing process, especially for someone who's never done it before. But these tips will help you know what to do:

Memo says cut agency to save money
Augusta Administrator Fred Russell wants to do away with the Richmond County Marshal's Department as a cost-cutting measure that he says will save nearly a half-million a year.

Home buyers take advantage of lower costs
Christian Frails, 3, trips over an uneven piece of newly-laid sod in the front yard of his south Augusta home.

GOP redistricting plans crowd legislative agenda
ATLANTA - An already busy Georgia Legislature saw its plate get even fuller this week as Republican leaders announced they wanted to redraw the state's congressional districts before state lawmakers adjourn in late March.

Across the area
An Augusta man was arrested Saturday afternoon after police say someone saw him breaking into a vehicle in the parking lot of a Grovetown restaurant.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

President's Day closings
The following schedules have been announced:

Where we live

Leaders expect battle to continue

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area

Plant delay adds to layoff impact
The one-year delay in the construction of the MOX plant at Savannah River Site means a massive cutback scheduled to start in mid-April won't be cushioned by the arrival of up to 1,500 workers to build the $1.6 billion plant.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Chronicle voicemail system is down
Due to a telephone system malfunction, voicemail services for telephone extensions at The Augusta Chronicle are not currently working. This means that messages cannot be left, and that the main numbers for The Chronicle and Morris Communications, (706) 724-0851 and (800) 622-6358 are not working.

Ruling on permit for landfill is appealed
Developers planning a controversial landfill in Taliaferro County filed notice Friday that they will ask Georgia's Court of Appeals to overturn a Fulton County Superior Court ruling that supports state regulators who rejected permit requests for the project.

Resolutions honor constituents
ATLANTA - Legislators spend most of their time at the Capitol working on a $16 billion state budget or crafting new laws that can affect millions of Georgians.

Clashing software costs county's EMS

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's narcotics investigators arrested two Augusta men on drug charges Thursday after seizing nearly 30 grams of "ice" methamphetamine from their home and vehicle.

Students, parents criticize cell phone rules

Kid of the Day
Jalen Vining is today's Kid of the Day.

Jury will hear Burke remarks

Across the region
BUFORD, GA. - A 52-year-old Tennessee man thought he was chatting on the Internet with the girl's mother when he arranged to have sex with a 9-year-old, police say - instead, an FBI agent sat at the end of that computer communique.

Keysville mayor to end career with few regrets
As mayor of Keysville, Emma Gresham pushed long and hard to get water and sewer service for residents of this tiny rural community in northern Burke County.

Senate gets bill to close records
ATLANTA - A bill that supporters say would strengthen Georgia's competitiveness for attracting new employers is poised to go before the Senate.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Mallory Stinchcomb of Grovetown.

Clashing software costs county's EMS
AIKEN - When the county sought to upgrade its Emergency Medical Services billing system in 2003, an option was available that likely would have eliminated complications and the $500,000 in unpaid paramedics bills it now has on its hands.

Leaders expect battle to continue
When Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue signed the medical malpractice reform bill last week, it signaled the end of one long round of the fight and the beginning of another.

Columbia County gets 311 service
State officials approved Columbia County as the second community in Georgia to receive a 311 nonemergency number designation Friday.

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

Jury will hear Burke remarks
The jurors who may decide the fate of Ronald Burke will hear nearly everything he told investigators about the disappearance and killing of Tamara Dunstan, a judge ruled Friday.

Across the area
An Augusta man was arrested Saturday afternoon after police say someone saw him breaking into a vehicle in the parking lot of a Grovetown restaurant.

Bond is denied in kidnapping death
Bond was denied Friday for one of the final suspects in a group accused of prostitution, robbery and murder.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - About 2,800 Georgians are believed to be among the thousands of victims whose personal information was sold to bogus businesses by Alpharetta-based ChoicePoint.

Home buyers take advantage of lower costs

President's Day closings
The following schedules have been announced:

Students, parents criticize cell phone rules
Imagine life without a cell phone for 12 months. Apparently, that idea wasn't enough to scare some Richmond County students into leaving their mobile devices at home during the past week.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Mallory Stinchcomb of Grovetown.

Memo says cut agency to save money
Augusta Administrator Fred Russell wants to do away with the Richmond County Marshal's Department as a cost-cutting measure that he says will save nearly a half-million a year.

Keysville mayor to end career with few regrets
As mayor of Keysville, Emma Gresham pushed long and hard to get water and sewer service for residents of this tiny rural community in northern Burke County.

Presidents Day closings
The following schedules have been announced:

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

GOP redistricting plans crowd legislative agenda
ATLANTA - An already busy Georgia Legislature saw its plate get even fuller this week as Republican leaders announced they wanted to redraw the state's congressional districts before state lawmakers adjourn in late March.

Leaders expect battle to continue
When Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue signed the medical malpractice reform bill last week, it signaled the end of one long round of the fight and the beginning of another.

Resolutions honor constituents
ATLANTA - Legislators spend most of their time at the Capitol working on a $16 billion state budget or crafting new laws that can affect millions of Georgians.

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

Second dog attack is reported in two days
Authorities said an Aiken boy was bitten by a dog Friday on his leg, the second such incident in two days.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - About 2,800 Georgians are believed to be among the thousands of victims whose personal information was sold to bogus businesses by Alpharetta-based ChoicePoint.

Pupil is charged in knife attack
A knife fight at Spirit Creek Middle School sent one pupil to the hospital Friday and injured a teacher who tried to break up the disturbance, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

News you can use
Bonding someone out of jail can be a stressful and confusing process, especially for someone who's never done it before. But these tips will help you know what to do:

Web site helps locate lost pets
Melinda McRee's Shih Tzu Brandi would probably make a good escape artist. "She's a digger,'' the Martinez resident said with a laugh.

President's Day closings

Session so far gets mixed marks

Kid of the Day

News you can use

Across Georgia

Presidents Day closings

Chronicle voicemail system is down

Memo says cut agency to save money

Columbia County gets 311 service

Pupil is charged in knife attack

Panel: Prisoners need chances to thrive
Instilling a strong work ethic, combined with education and drug treatment, will help reduce Georgia's booming prison population, the state's prison system chief said Friday.

Keysville mayor to end career with few regrets

Mohr hits high note on radio
You ever wonder what goes through a punter's mind during the endless idle hours between kicks?

Mohr hits high note on radio
You ever wonder what goes through a punter's mind during the endless idle hours between kicks?

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
"Constantine" - Picture the music video for Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River." You remember it - the one in which Justin glides through a sleek, modern mansion in muted shades of green and gray, exacting revenge on a blonde in a newsboy cap who looks suspiciously like his real-life ex-girlfriend, Britney Spears.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
"Constantine" - Picture the music video for Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River." You remember it - the one in which Justin glides through a sleek, modern mansion in muted shades of green and gray, exacting revenge on a blonde in a newsboy cap who looks suspiciously like his real-life ex-girlfriend, Britney Spears.

Veterans get final crack at storied event
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Mark Martin didn't come to his final Daytona 500 expecting much, and so far, he hasn't been disappointed. A crash in Thursday's qualifying race forced his team to change just about everything on his car except the steering wheel.

NASCAR notebook
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. just got bored.

Video games aid drivers

Stewart rallies for win

Duel drivers talk it over
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Under orders from NASCAR, Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson met late Thursday night in Johnson's motor home.

Duel drivers talk it over

Stewart rallies for win
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Tony Stewart drove through the grass, passed his buddy Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wound up in Victory Lane.

Stewart rallies for win
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Tony Stewart drove through the grass, passed his buddy Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wound up in Victory Lane.

Daytona 500 winners
Previous winners of the Daytona 500

Veterans get final crack at storied event
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Mark Martin didn't come to his final Daytona 500 expecting much, and so far, he hasn't been disappointed. A crash in Thursday's qualifying race forced his team to change just about everything on his car except the steering wheel.

NASCAR notebook

Daytona 500 winners
Previous winners of the Daytona 500

Harvick hits Martin again in practice
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Hours of hard labor got Mark Martin's car back in shape to race in the Daytona 500. Then Kevin Harvick smacked the side of it during Saturday's final practice and it was back to work again.

Video games aid drivers
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Elliott Sadler has circled Daytona International Speedway thousands of times this week - most of the them while sitting in his motor home.

Daytona 500 winners

Duel drivers talk it over
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Under orders from NASCAR, Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson met late Thursday night in Johnson's motor home.

Veterans get final crack at storied event

NASCAR notebook
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. just got bored.

Video games aid drivers
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Elliott Sadler has circled Daytona International Speedway thousands of times this week - most of the them while sitting in his motor home.

Smith wins dunk contest in Wilkins' jersey
DENVER - Josh Smith went retro to win the NBA's dunk contest.

Little buzz for mile-high game

Little buzz for mile-high game
DENVER - A mile above sea level, just a little to the left of America's midsection, the NBA All-Star game has arrived lacking a clear-cut theme.

Little buzz for mile-high game
DENVER - A mile above sea level, just a little to the left of America's midsection, the NBA All-Star game has arrived lacking a clear-cut theme.

Smith wins dunk contest in Wilkins' jersey
DENVER - Josh Smith went retro to win the NBA's dunk contest.

Smith wins dunk contest in Wilkins' jersey

Lady Braves coach proving his team has what it takes
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

Rings take sting out of ASU loss
A 69-65 loss to Clayton State did little to dampen the homecoming festivities for the Augusta State women on Saturday.

Lady Braves coach proving his team has what it takes
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

SEC roundup
In Oxford, Miss., Tommie Eddie hit two free throws with 32.7 seconds left to lift Mississippi to a victory over Tennessee.

Southern Conference roundup
In Charleston, S.C., freshman guard Brian Waters scored 14 points as Elon held off several second-half rallies to beat The Citadel.

Area roundup
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Kasey Mills scored 19 points, and the USC Aiken women broke a five-game losing streak with a 55-48 victory over North Florida on Saturday.

NFL notebook

Franchise tag is put on Abraham

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Mr. Cleon "Billy" Beasley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Ellis Gantt    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Lonnie Davis Holmes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ann Yaros Funderburg    (LPN GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Alfred Clifton Nicholson    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Sarah Warren    (LPN BALTIMORE, MD.)

Mrs. Jean M. Swaney    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Myrle B. Dozier    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. David O. Wright    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bentley    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Walden    (LARGO, Fla.)

Mr. John Henry Meriwether    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Lucille Taylor    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. John Henry Meriwether    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Jo Brantley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Hannah Hill Cook    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Cleon "Billy" Beasley    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mrs. Jeanette Ivey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Rosena Johnson    (WARRENTON, N.C.)

Mrs. Ruby Posey McCarty    (LEBANON, TN.)
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Mr. Aubrey B. White    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Small (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrle B. Dozier (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean Swaney (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah Warren (LPN BALTIMORE, MD.)

Mr. George M. Sawyer (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby Posey McCarty (LEBANON, TN.)

Mrs. Corrine Poss (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Lois L. Dent Garnett (arnett G ARLAND, Texas)

Mrs. M. Joyce Huckaby (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Alma Bargeron Braswell (EVANS, Ga.)

Connor Anthony Chavous (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Grady H. Joiner, Sr. (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Jo Brantley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis McKinney (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lonnie Davis Holmes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas R. Magness (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Ellis Gantt (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Myrle B. Dozier (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Forest Johnson (APPLING, Ga.)

Ms. Montell Murray Williams (MARTIN, S.C.)

Mrs. Jeanette Ivey (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. George M. Sawyer ( CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Dallas B. Emory, Jr. (PITTSBURGH, Pa.)

Mr. John Henry Meriwether (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Jerelean Reed (LIVINGSTON, N.J.)

Ms. Rosena Johnson (WARRENTON, N.C.)

Mrs. Laurine Whaley Williamson (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean M. Swaney (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Toshie Kato Tucker (Augusta, Ga.)

Mrs. Alma Bargeron Braswell (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. David O. Wright (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanette Ivey (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Alice Templeton Gay (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bentley (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Posey McCarty (LEBANON, TN.)

Mr. John Henry Meriwether (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Herbert Gerelle Beckum (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. David O. Wright (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Rev. Robert L. Pate, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hannah Hill Cook (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Aubrey B. White (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ann Yaros Funderburg (LPN GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Eunice Royal (THOMASTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Walden (LARGO, Fla.)

Mrs. Bonnie Mae Robertson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lucille Taylor (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. George Cecil Dixon (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jo Brantley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez W. Graham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nell McDaniel Mobley (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Joe C. Allen, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice H. Gwin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cleon "Billy" Beasley (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. James "Jimmy" Elsey (HARLEM, Ga.)

Infant Ruby Allen (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

African-American sites not excluded from Georgia's magical history tour
A recent letter by Joseph Diggs regarding the need for inclusion of African-American historic sites in educational programs implied that the recent Georgia Heritage Celebration coordinated by Historic Augusta Inc. was focused only on St. Paul's Church and the WJBF television station. In fact, the annual program in Richmond County schools celebrates all of Georgia history in an innovative way, by combining curriculum in the classroom with visits tolocal historic sites.

Know all the facts about in vitro fertilization
A letter to the editor discussed out-of-pocket expenses for infertility treatment ("Fertility doctors grossly overcharge," Nov. 24). The "monstrous prices" were blamed on physician greed and abuse of their captive patient population. While this is a terrible situation and needs to be addressed, this patient's anger is misplaced.

African-American sites not excluded from Georgia's magical history tour
A recent letter by Joseph Diggs regarding the need for inclusion of African-American historic sites in educational programs implied that the recent Georgia Heritage Celebration coordinated by Historic Augusta Inc. was focused only on St. Paul's Church and the WJBF television station. In fact, the annual program in Richmond County schools celebrates all of Georgia history in an innovative way, by combining curriculum in the classroom with visits tolocal historic sites.

Know all the facts about in vitro fertilization
A letter to the editor discussed out-of-pocket expenses for infertility treatment ("Fertility doctors grossly overcharge," Nov. 24). The "monstrous prices" were blamed on physician greed and abuse of their captive patient population. While this is a terrible situation and needs to be addressed, this patient's anger is misplaced.

African-American sites not excluded from Georgia's magical history tour
A recent letter by Joseph Diggs regarding the need for inclusion of African-American historic sites in educational programs implied that the recent Georgia Heritage Celebration coordinated by Historic Augusta Inc. was focused only on St. Paul's Church and the WJBF television station. In fact, the annual program in Richmond County schools celebrates all of Georgia history in an innovative way, by combining curriculum in the classroom with visits tolocal historic sites.

Know all the facts about in vitro fertilization
A letter to the editor discussed out-of-pocket expenses for infertility treatment ("Fertility doctors grossly overcharge," Nov. 24). The "monstrous prices" were blamed on physician greed and abuse of their captive patient population. While this is a terrible situation and needs to be addressed, this patient's anger is misplaced.

Oscar set will blur line between performers, audience
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The Oscars are taking on an interactive feel this year.

Area sports announcements

Overtime

Overtime

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

Overtime
Sam Barth continued his hit streak in Saturday's doubleheader with Lander, but the No. 4 Jaguars were on the wrong end of a doubleheader sweep in the Peach Belt Conference.

Overtime
Sam Barth continued his hit streak in Saturday's doubleheader with Lander, but the No. 4 Jaguars were on the wrong end of a doubleheader sweep in the Peach Belt Conference.

Overtime
South Carolina was fined $5,000 by the Southeastern Conference on Friday for violating league policy that prohibits spectators from going onto the court during or after a game.

Overtime
South Carolina was fined $5,000 by the Southeastern Conference on Friday for violating league policy that prohibits spectators from going onto the court during or after a game.

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

Striped bass ban to be discussed

State has cash, needs land

Striped bass ban to be discussed
A proposal to lift the 16-year-old ban on taking striped bass from the Savannah River this fall will be discussed at public meetings in March in Augusta and Savannah, Ga.

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

Outdoors calendar

State has cash, needs land
It's been five years since Georgia acquired 1,200 acres near Millen, Ga., - known as Big Dukes Pond - for a public hunting area that doubles as a conservation site for endangered wood storks.

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

State has cash, needs land
It's been five years since Georgia acquired 1,200 acres near Millen, Ga., - known as Big Dukes Pond - for a public hunting area that doubles as a conservation site for endangered wood storks.

Striped bass ban to be discussed
A proposal to lift the 16-year-old ban on taking striped bass from the Savannah River this fall will be discussed at public meetings in March in Augusta and Savannah, Ga.

State has cash, needs land
It's been five years since Georgia acquired 1,200 acres near Millen, Ga., - known as Big Dukes Pond - for a public hunting area that doubles as a conservation site for endangered wood storks.

State has cash, needs land
It's been five years since Georgia acquired 1,200 acres near Millen, Ga., - known as Big Dukes Pond - for a public hunting area that doubles as a conservation site for endangered wood storks.

Session so far gets mixed marks
ATLANTA - Ashley Carney is paying a lot more attention these days to the news coming out of the state Capitol. The 34-year-old medical technician from the Savannah suburb of Georgetown is hoping lawmakers will pass a bill overhauling the state's child support system.

Syrupmakers stick it to Spartans
Cairo proved Saturday night that it isn't how many shots you make, it's when they happen to fall.

Prize eludes Hephzibah coach
The sound of bouncing basketballs reverberates outside Wendell Lofton's office as he prepares to begin another practice - maybe one of his last ones.

Prep basketball scores
Prep basketball scores from Friday:

Lady Wolfpack thump Eagles
Greenbrier waited nearly a decade for this opportunity. Senior Alisha Simmons made sure the Wolfpack enjoyed it.

Unbeaten Hephzibah advances
Monroe-Albany coach Floyd Peterman was hopeful, yet tense coming into Friday's first-round playoff matchup against Hephzibah.

Prep basketball scores
Prep basketball scores from Friday:

Unbeaten Hephzibah advances
Monroe-Albany coach Floyd Peterman was hopeful, yet tense coming into Friday's first-round playoff matchup against Hephzibah.

Prize eludes Hephzibah coach
The sound of bouncing basketballs reverberates outside Wendell Lofton's office as he prepares to begin another practice - maybe one of his last ones.

Syrupmakers stick it to Spartans
Cairo proved Saturday night that it isn't how many shots you make, it's when they happen to fall.

Lady Wolfpack thump Eagles
Greenbrier waited nearly a decade for this opportunity. Senior Alisha Simmons made sure the Wolfpack enjoyed it.

Injured Eagles fly to easy win
The Medical College of Georgia might want to look into the recuperative powers of the new Josey training room.

NFL notebook
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Reggie Fowler apologized for mistakes he made in misleading the public about his background and reiterated he has the money to buy the Minnesota Vikings.

Fowler reiterates he can buy the Vikings
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Reggie Fowler apologized Friday for mistakes he made in misleading the public about his background and reiterated he has the money to buy the Minnesota Vikings.

Franchise tag is put on Abraham
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Defensive end John Abraham, who played at South Carolina, was designated the New York Jets' franchise player Friday with a one-year deal worth $6.7 million.

Franchise tag is put on Abraham
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Defensive end John Abraham, who played at South Carolina, was designated the New York Jets' franchise player Friday with a one-year deal worth $6.7 million.

NFL notebook
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Reggie Fowler apologized for mistakes he made in misleading the public about his background and reiterated he has the money to buy the Minnesota Vikings.

Vatican university debuts classes on Satanism
ROME - Worried about the lure of the devil, a Vatican-linked university on Thursday debuted its latest course offering: a class on Satanism, black magic and exorcism.

Some books about the Bible need rewriting
The Mideast's latest archaeological sensation is all about Edom.

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

Theater group to create Creation
It took two years to bring the Enopion Theatre Company's Old Testament play, Creation, to the stage last November, but a lineup of new offerings means it will probably be 2008 before the musical appears again.

Mock trial held to debunk claims in 'Da Vinci Code'
ROME - Art experts and conservative clerics are holding an unusual "trial" in Leonardo da Vinci's hometown aimed at sorting out fact from fiction in the "The Da Vinci Code" after many readers took the smash hit novel as gospel truth.

Prince's plans to wed vex rightists
The Church of England owes its creation to a royal spat over divorce and remarriage: Henry VIII's break with the Vatican after the pope refused to grant the monarch dispensation to wed his lover.

Vatican university debuts classes on Satanism
ROME - Worried about the lure of the devil, a Vatican-linked university on Thursday debuted its latest course offering: a class on Satanism, black magic and exorcism.

Some books about the Bible need rewriting
The Mideast's latest archaeological sensation is all about Edom.

Singer's video will debut on 'Parade'
First it was a CD, then a single, and now Plenty Good by Augusta performer Jubba is set to premiere Sunday as a gospel music video on Parade of Quartets on television station WJBF (Channel 6).

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

Minister will explain right to use Bible in class
The Rev. Dean Cartin doesn't carry chalk or a blackboard, but he wants pupils, schoolteachers and administrators to learn their rights about using the Bible in public schools.

Minister will explain right to use Bible in class
The Rev. Dean Cartin doesn't carry chalk or a blackboard, but he wants pupils, schoolteachers and administrators to learn their rights about using the Bible in public schools.

Theater group to create Creation
It took two years to bring the Enopion Theatre Company's Old Testament play, Creation, to the stage last November, but a lineup of new offerings means it will probably be 2008 before the musical appears again.

Mock trial held to debunk claims in 'Da Vinci Code'
ROME - Art experts and conservative clerics are holding an unusual "trial" in Leonardo da Vinci's hometown aimed at sorting out fact from fiction in the "The Da Vinci Code" after many readers took the smash hit novel as gospel truth.

Faith digest
Members of the St. Ignatius of Antioch Melkite (Greek) Catholic parish, 1003 Merry St., will play host Wednesday to Archbishop Cyril Salim Bustros, of the eparchy of Newton, Mass., in the Boston area.

State has cash, needs land

Mohr hits high note on radio

'American Idol' picks 24 semifinalists
LOS ANGELES - The 24 "American Idol" semifinalists are split equally between the sexes, but when it comes to geography the South prevailed.

30th anniversary of 'SNL' prompts documentary
NEW YORK - Lorne Michaels just referred to it as "The Show," even before it was a show.

Sly Stallone couldn't believe 'Contender' suicide

'American Idol' picks 24 semifinalists

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
A couple of animated series make their bow this week: one for grown-ups, and one for kids.

Sly Stallone couldn't believe 'Contender' suicide
NEW YORK - Sylvester Stallone doesn't believe "The Contender" is to blame for the death of Najai Turpin, a promising young boxer who got the break of a lifetime when he was selected for NBC's upcoming reality TV show.

'American Idol' picks 24 semifinalists
LOS ANGELES - The 24 "American Idol" semifinalists are split equally between the sexes, but when it comes to geography the South prevailed.

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 Feb. 7-13. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

30th anniversary of 'SNL' prompts documentary
NEW YORK - Lorne Michaels just referred to it as "The Show," even before it was a show.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
A couple of animated series make their bow this week: one for grown-ups, and one for kids.

30th anniversary of 'SNL' prompts documentary

Sly Stallone couldn't believe 'Contender' suicide
NEW YORK - Sylvester Stallone doesn't believe "The Contender" is to blame for the death of Najai Turpin, a promising young boxer who got the break of a lifetime when he was selected for NBC's upcoming reality TV show.

Britney Spears angry about honeymoon photos

People in the News

Stukes, Georgia top cold Tigers
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's Levi Stukes looked at a 2-2 score that lasted almost seven minutes into Saturday's game against Auburn and figured the miserable offensive showing had to be good news for the Bulldogs.

Stukes, Georgia top cold Tigers

Stukes, Georgia top cold Tigers
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's Levi Stukes looked at a 2-2 score that lasted almost seven minutes into Saturday's game against Auburn and figured the miserable offensive showing had to be good news for the Bulldogs.

Alabama duo helps down South Carolina

Alabama duo helps down South Carolina
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama looked pretty good when Kennedy Winston and Earnest Shelton were struggling. The Crimson Tide were downright impressive when the two stars got hot.

Alabama duo helps down South Carolina
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama looked pretty good when Kennedy Winston and Earnest Shelton were struggling. The Crimson Tide were downright impressive when the two stars got hot.

Odds and Ends

Iwo Jima re-enactment to be held in Texas

Former workers sue Koko the gorilla's caretakers over breast-baring request

Faith Calendar

Minister will explain right to use Bible in class

Mock trial held to debunk claims in 'Da Vinci Code'

Theater group to create Creation

Vatican university debuts classes on Satanism

Some books about the Bible need rewriting