Louvre to create Islamic art wing

Louvre to create Islamic art wing
PARIS - A billionaire Saudi prince has donated $20 million to the Louvre Museum to help fund a new Islamic art wing - a freeform, glassy structure that will bring a modern touch to a neoclassical courtyard.

Louvre to create Islamic art wing
PARIS - A billionaire Saudi prince has donated $20 million to the Louvre Museum to help fund a new Islamic art wing - a freeform, glassy structure that will bring a modern touch to a neoclassical courtyard.

Selig: Expect new Nationals owners by end of summer
ATLANTA - The following is a question-and-answer session between Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig and members of the Atlanta-area media.

Broxton called up by Dodgers

Selig: Expect new Nationals owners by end of summer

Selig: Expect new Nationals owners by end of summer
ATLANTA - The following is a question-and-answer session between Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig and members of the Atlanta-area media.

Broxton called up by Dodgers
The Jacksonville (Fla.) Suns had a day off Thursday, so Jonathan Broxton drove home Wednesday night to Waynesboro, Ga.

Broxton called up by Dodgers
The Jacksonville (Fla.) Suns had a day off Thursday, so Jonathan Broxton drove home Wednesday night to Waynesboro, Ga.

Estrada returns despite back soreness
ATLANTA - Johnny Estrada said he still feels pain in his back every time he overswings.

Chipper, Ramirez propel Braves to win
ATLANTA - The newcomers might be upstaging the veterans these days at Turner Field, but the members of the old guard still show up for a cameo now and then.

Estrada returns despite back soreness
ATLANTA - Johnny Estrada said he still feels pain in his back every time he overswings.

Braves turn up the intensity

Chipper, Ramirez propel Braves to win

Braves turn up the intensity
ATLANTA - Call it what you will.

Estrada returns despite back soreness

Braves turn up the intensity
ATLANTA - Call it what you will.

Chipper, Ramirez propel Braves to win
ATLANTA - The newcomers might be upstaging the veterans these days at Turner Field, but the members of the old guard still show up for a cameo now and then.

Plant to expand with 25 new jobs

Strong earnings reports lift indexes to four-year highs
NEW YORK - The Standard & Poor's 500 index and Nasdaq composite index both reached four-year highs Thursday as investors, unfazed by oil prices nearing $60 per barrel, welcomed a raft of strong earnings reports.

Brainstorming meeting leads to plans for area
Many offices of Richmond County's top government and business leaders sat empty Thursday morning.

Drug makers' earnings increase
NEW YORK - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.'s profit soared 91 percent in the second quarter, helped by a one-time tax benefit, while sales growth helped push up earnings at rival drugmakers AstraZeneca PLC by 50 percent and GlaxoSmithKline PLC by 7 percent.

Strong earnings reports lift indexes to four-year highs

Tourism cash eludes N. Augusta
After one day in North Augusta, Betty Thompson found herself wondering something city officials have pondered for years.

Strong earnings reports lift indexes to four-year highs
NEW YORK - The Standard & Poor's 500 index and Nasdaq composite index both reached four-year highs Thursday as investors, unfazed by oil prices nearing $60 per barrel, welcomed a raft of strong earnings reports.

Tourism cash eludes N. Augusta

Plant to expand with 25 new jobs
Owens Corning will invest $25 million to expand its Aiken facility, creating 25 jobs in the process, company officials announced Thursday.

Tourism cash eludes N. Augusta
After one day in North Augusta, Betty Thompson found herself wondering something city officials have pondered for years.

Plant to expand with 25 new jobs
Owens Corning will invest $25 million to expand its Aiken facility, creating 25 jobs in the process, company officials announced Thursday.

Brainstorming meeting leads to plans for area

Investors end streak of gains
NEW YORK - Investors closed out a stellar July by collecting profits Friday, sending stocks lower despite a respectable reading in the nation's gross domestic product. The major indexes finished the week mixed, ending four consecutive weeks of gains, but had big advances for the month.

Brainstorming meeting leads to plans for area
Many offices of Richmond County's top government and business leaders sat empty Thursday morning.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on July 29, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on July 30, 2005.

Highway help
No doubt, like other fiscal conservatives, we'll find plenty of pork and waste to criticize in the humongous $286.4 billion highway and transit funding bill that Congress is sending to President Bush, but that doesn't gainsay the fact there's much in the measure that is very good news for the state, particularly the Augusta area.

Mitchell's manhandling

Greatest story never told

Mitchell's manhandling
In Washington, a "photo op" is much more than that. It's an opportunity for reporters to pose sometimes confrontational questions to often reticent leaders. It's become a tradition here. And no big deal.

Highway help

Greatest story never told
We're not just fighting armed terrorists in Iraq. We're also battling the Mideast's ingrained culture of hatred, racism and paranoia.

Big Labor's breakup
When the Teamsters and the Service Employees International Union broke away from the 13-million-member AFL-CIO earlier this week, it marked the biggest shake-up in the labor movement in several generations, spawning a world of speculation about what it all means.

Mitchell's manhandling
In Washington, a "photo op" is much more than that. It's an opportunity for reporters to pose sometimes confrontational questions to often reticent leaders. It's become a tradition here. And no big deal.

Big Labor's breakup
When the Teamsters and the Service Employees International Union broke away from the 13-million-member AFL-CIO earlier this week, it marked the biggest shake-up in the labor movement in several generations, spawning a world of speculation about what it all means.

Greatest story never told
We're not just fighting armed terrorists in Iraq. We're also battling the Mideast's ingrained culture of hatred, racism and paranoia.

Big Labor's breakup

Highway help
No doubt, like other fiscal conservatives, we'll find plenty of pork and waste to criticize in the humongous $286.4 billion highway and transit funding bill that Congress is sending to President Bush, but that doesn't gainsay the fact there's much in the measure that is very good news for the state, particularly the Augusta area.

People in the News
ROME - Elton John will take the stage just outside the Colosseum in September, Rome officials said on Friday.

People in the News
NEW YORK - TV personality Brooke Burke and her husband Garth Fisher have called it quits.

People in the News
ROME - Elton John will take the stage just outside the Colosseum in September, Rome officials said on Friday.

Cameron Diaz settles libel case out-of-court
LONDON - Cameron Diaz accepted "substantial" damages Friday from a British tabloid for alleging she had an affair with a married man, her lawyer said.

People in the News
NEW YORK - TV personality Brooke Burke and her husband Garth Fisher have called it quits.

Mortgage rates rise for fourth consecutive week

Mortgage rates rise for fourth consecutive week
WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates rose for a fourth consecutive week as financial markets responded to fresh evidence that the economy is picking up momentum.

Mortgage rates rise for fourth consecutive week
WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates rose for a fourth consecutive week as financial markets responded to fresh evidence that the economy is picking up momentum.

Heat allows for break from waters

So that's what it's for
Sid Newton, of Mathews, Ga., loves to hunt, fish and collect things that relate to those sports.

Fishing Tournaments

Fishing Tournaments
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.

Heat allows for break from waters
When the wind rushing past your ears as you power your boat down the lake feels like something out of a blast furnace, it's time to stay ashore.

So that's what it's for

Fishing Tournaments
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.

So that's what it's for
Sid Newton, of Mathews, Ga., loves to hunt, fish and collect things that relate to those sports.

Heat allows for break from waters
When the wind rushing past your ears as you power your boat down the lake feels like something out of a blast furnace, it's time to stay ashore.

Landscape your yard to weed out wood ticks

Landscape your yard to weed out wood ticks
Patrick Guilfoile is making it his business to weed out wood ticks. What began as a plan to protect his family from Lyme disease has grown into an educational specialty and a book about tick-proofing areas where people like to gather.

Gardening in a glass box is back in vogue

Gardening in a glass box is back in vogue
Sometimes all a garden needs is a little box to call its own.

Mentally disabled harvest more than crops at farm

Mentally disabled harvest more than crops at farm
CLARKSBURG, Md. - At first glance, their enthusiasm seems silly for two grown men.

Mentally disabled harvest more than crops at farm
CLARKSBURG, Md. - At first glance, their enthusiasm seems silly for two grown men.

Chinch bug infestations triggered by hot weather
I was afraid it was only a matter of time before we started seeing chinch bugs in St. Augustine lawns. With the amount of rain we have gotten this summer, we had been spared from their damage until recently. I had reports from a lawn care company that they were seeing them in June, but I had not seen any or heard about damage from anyone else.

Gardening in a glass box is back in vogue
Sometimes all a garden needs is a little box to call its own.

Landscape your yard to weed out wood ticks
Patrick Guilfoile is making it his business to weed out wood ticks. What began as a plan to protect his family from Lyme disease has grown into an educational specialty and a book about tick-proofing areas where people like to gather.

Chinch bug infestations triggered by hot weather
I was afraid it was only a matter of time before we started seeing chinch bugs in St. Augustine lawns. With the amount of rain we have gotten this summer, we had been spared from their damage until recently. I had reports from a lawn care company that they were seeing them in June, but I had not seen any or heard about damage from anyone else.

Chinch bug infestations triggered by hot weather

Augusta finds groove in split with Greenville
Hello, offense. After struggling to score in their past three games, the Augusta GreenJackets salvaged a series split with an 8-3 win Friday against the Greenville Bombers at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Augusta finds groove in split with Greenville
Hello, offense. After struggling to score in their past three games, the Augusta GreenJackets salvaged a series split with an 8-3 win Friday against the Greenville Bombers at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Ex-GreenJacket fires Bombers
Claudio Arias hit eight home runs last season in 54 games for the Augusta GreenJackets.

Ex-GreenJacket fires Bombers
Claudio Arias hit eight home runs last season in 54 games for the Augusta GreenJackets.

Watney shocks himself with 64

Watney shocks himself with 64
GRAND BLANC, Mich. - The most notable moment of Nick Watney's rookie season on the PGA Tour so far was when he played with Michelle Wie earlier this month.

Watney shocks himself with 64
GRAND BLANC, Mich. - The most notable moment of Nick Watney's rookie season on the PGA Tour so far was when he played with Michelle Wie earlier this month.

Ex-GreenJacket fires Bombers

Augusta finds groove in split with Greenville

Excitement brews over opening day of practice

Excitement brews over opening day of practice
AIKEN - South Aiken began football practice at 6 a.m. Friday with an hour of conditioning and running drills.

Excitement brews over opening day of practice
AIKEN - South Aiken began football practice at 6 a.m. Friday with an hour of conditioning and running drills.

International travelers share tales on postcards
I've been traveling this week, and so has Barbara Price, who sends a postcard from Seattle showing Safeco Field, where the Mariners play.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Augusta area.

Riverside Elementary School to get new principal
Riverside Elementary School gets a new principal beginning Monday.

Gratitude goes out to therapy center

Gratitude goes out to therapy center
I know a place where, when you walk in their door, you are greeted pleasantly. They are ready to help you and they do it professionally. James R. Cobb, North Augusta, S.C.

Extend address privacy to nurses
I hope that Gov. Sonny Perdue's recent support of H.B. 437 - to allow public workers, specifically teachers, to be exempt from public databases - will also allow Georgia to eliminate the publishing of home addresses of nurses and other licensed professionals on the secretary of state's Web site.Madeline Moyer, R.N., Certified, Evans

Skip Hawaii and clean up cemeteries
As a recent visitor to the Augusta area, my previous home, I paid a visit to my parents' graves at Magnolia Cemetery. I was appalled at the condition of the cemetery. Kathryne Regules, Prospect, Ohio

Grow spiritually by examination

Library belongs in SPLOST plan
Thank you for the excellent editorial "Libraries and education" (July 23), supporting the construction of a new public library building for downtown Augusta, with funding from the special purpose local option sales tax.C. Tom Sutherland, Augusta

Fort's firing range is a necessity
I feel compelled to respond to the July 25 article, "Study looks at use of land." I would encourage the CSRA Regional Development Center to maintain the status quo on the encroachment areas as defined in this article. Please allow me to explain.David G. Edmiston Sr., Grovetown

Fort's firing range is a necessity
I feel compelled to respond to the July 25 article, "Study looks at use of land." I would encourage the CSRA Regional Development Center to maintain the status quo on the encroachment areas as defined in this article. Please allow me to explain.David G. Edmiston Sr., Grovetown

Grow spiritually by examination
Frank Hutto's July 21 letter, "Christians must grow the right way," is a study in self-contradiction.Will Sansbury, Augusta

Skip Hawaii and clean up cemeteries
As a recent visitor to the Augusta area, my previous home, I paid a visit to my parents' graves at Magnolia Cemetery. I was appalled at the condition of the cemetery. Kathryne Regules, Prospect, Ohio

Conservatives do have compassion
Regarding Tom Zwemer's letter "Religious right lacks compassion" (July 18): Mr. Zwemer, said the religious right speaks without love, peace, mercy, etc., in the style of Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, and Ann Coulter.Jason Wallenzine, North Augusta, S.C.

Library belongs in SPLOST plan
Thank you for the excellent editorial "Libraries and education" (July 23), supporting the construction of a new public library building for downtown Augusta, with funding from the special purpose local option sales tax.C. Tom Sutherland, Augusta

Conservatives do have compassion

Skip Hawaii and clean up cemeteries

Library belongs in SPLOST plan

Fort's firing range is a necessity

Gratitude goes out to therapy center
I know a place where, when you walk in their door, you are greeted pleasantly. They are ready to help you and they do it professionally. James R. Cobb, North Augusta, S.C.

Conservatives do have compassion
Regarding Tom Zwemer's letter "Religious right lacks compassion" (July 18): Mr. Zwemer, said the religious right speaks without love, peace, mercy, etc., in the style of Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, and Ann Coulter.Jason Wallenzine, North Augusta, S.C.

Grow spiritually by examination
Frank Hutto's July 21 letter, "Christians must grow the right way," is a study in self-contradiction.Will Sansbury, Augusta

Ford to drop Freestyle, but use name on another vehicle

Fashion briefs

Living briefs

Kia recalls Sedona mini-vans

Radio show analyzes what's on the media

Fashion world receives spicy Latina design

Radio show analyzes what's on the media
NEW YORK - "We just don't care about Brad and Angelina," says Bob Garfield.

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - Finding the perfect pair of jeans doesn't get any easier as you get older.

Fashion world receives spicy Latina design
NEW YORK - With a swath of bright color here and the shimmer of an extra-large gold hoop earring there, the Latina look is everywhere.

Living briefs
Children know summer can't last forever, but how do they make the start of the school year something to remember?

Fashion world receives spicy Latina design
NEW YORK - With a swath of bright color here and the shimmer of an extra-large gold hoop earring there, the Latina look is everywhere.

Kia recalls Sedona mini-vans
WASHINGTON - The Kia Sedona is the subject of its second recall notice in three months because of potential problems with a throttle cable that could lead to a crash.

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - Finding the perfect pair of jeans doesn't get any easier as you get older.

Ford to drop Freestyle, but use name on another vehicle
To be or not to be. That's the question regarding the Freestyle crossover, introduced for 2005.

Radio show analyzes what's on the media
NEW YORK - "We just don't care about Brad and Angelina," says Bob Garfield.\r\n

Living briefs
Children know summer can't last forever, but how do they make the start of the school year something to remember?

Kia recalls Sedona mini-vans
WASHINGTON - The Kia Sedona is the subject of its second recall notice in three months because of potential problems with a throttle cable that could lead to a crash.

Ford to drop Freestyle, but use name on another vehicle
To be or not to be. That's the question regarding the Freestyle crossover, introduced for 2005.

Investigations will decide whether deputy keeps job
A Richmond County sheriff's deputy whose police cruiser was involved in a single-car accident Monday night is prohibited from driving a patrol car although he remains on the road patrol, Sheriff Ronnie Strength said Thursday.

Counties get results of pupils' test retakes
With days left until the start of school, some pupils are only now learning what grade they will be in.

Shoppers start mission early
Even with extended hours, a line formed outside of a local business Thursday before its 7 a.m. opening as customers waited to save during Georgia's sales tax holiday.

Jefferson County residents object to sludge proposal

Counties keeping students in school
Absenteeism leads to dropping out of school, and without a high school diploma, it's tough to earn a living.

Parents receive safer school transfer options

Hospital buys for the future
Playing "checkers" with various departments as it prepares for a major renovation, University Hospital acquired two buildings Thursday on nearby D'Antignac Street that could serve as temporary quarters, officials said.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Prosecutors arguing the 2000 shooting death of DeKalb County sheriff-elect Derwin Brown rested their case Thursday.

Across the area

Study ties fatalities to nuclear power site
A national radiation research group contends that cancer deaths in Burke County have risen dramatically since Plant Vogtle went online in the 1980s, but the nuclear power plant's operating company dismisses the findings as "erroneous."

Kid of the Day
Laura Beth Cawthon is today's Kid of the Day.

Ethics investigation to continue
ATLANTA - The State Ethics Commission decided Friday to press on with an examination of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine's campaign spending after finding "reasonable grounds" to believe he violated ethics laws.

SRS is moving on new reactor
AIKEN - The U.S. Department of Energy has directed its Savannah River Site office to negotiate with utility companies about possible lease agreements involving the construction of a commercial nuclear power plant.

Counties get results of pupils' test retakes
With days left until the start of school, some pupils are only now learning what grade they will be in.

This weed just isn't worth it
In South Carolina, the mere possession of a certain exotic weed can land you a six-month jail sentence or a stiff fine, and Georgia is considering a similar law.

Two teens accused of gang activity
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested one teenager for gang-related shootings early Thursday and are looking for another teen.

Two teens accused of gang activity

Across the area
Aviation commissioners on Thursday approved what they referred to as a leaner, meaner, and cleaner 2006 budget for Augusta Regional Airport.

SRS is moving on new reactor

Parents receive safer school transfer options
Murphey Middle School parents have been sent a letter notifying them of their options for transferring to safer schools.

News you can use

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Hospital buys for the future

Georgia, Carolina aren't part of sex offender list
The U.S. Department of Justice has created an easier way for people to check for sex offenders nationwide, but Georgia's and South Carolina's registries aren't linked into the system yet.

Deportation case delayed

Safety policies for race in focus
Organizers of the annual Augusta Southern Nationals plan to re-evaluate safety procedures in the wake of an unforeseen storm that toppled trees and tents and sent 12 people to area hospitals during the event's final round July 17.

This weed just isn't worth it

Parents receive safer school transfer options
Murphey Middle School parents have been sent a letter notifying them of their options for transferring to safer schools.

Across Georgia

This weed just isn't worth it
In South Carolina, the mere possession of a certain exotic weed can land you a six-month jail sentence or a stiff fine, and Georgia is considering a similar law.

Shoppers start mission early

Renovation is next for college campus
ATHENS, Ga. - Just one year after the University of Georgia opened new dormitories - gaining about 1,000 beds - plans are in the works for another phase of housing construction. But this time, the focus is on renovation, not expansion.

Counties get results of pupils' test retakes

Across the area
Aviation commissioners on Thursday approved what they referred to as a leaner, meaner, and cleaner 2006 budget for Augusta Regional Airport.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Ethics investigation to continue

Investigations will decide whether deputy keeps job

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Prosecutors arguing the 2000 shooting death of DeKalb County sheriff-elect Derwin Brown rested their case Thursday.

Riverside Elementary School to get new principal

Drug dealer admits to weapon violation

Renovation is next for college campus

Deportation case delayed
ATLANTA - The administrative hearing on the deportation of Aiken honor high school student Griselda Lopez Negrete has been put on hold.

Car-title loan customers tell very different stories

Democratic candidates to speak at event
Saturday will be a big day for political activity in Columbia County.

Kid of the Day

Severe thunderstorm warning issued
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Augusta area.

Company refuses to rent billboards to gay group
ATLANTA - One of the nation's most prominent outdoor advertising companies said Friday that it refused to rent billboard space in south Georgia to a gay and lesbian advocacy group because the proposed signs don't meet "community standards."

Hospital buys for the future
Playing "checkers" with various departments as it prepares for a major renovation, University Hospital acquired two buildings Thursday on nearby D'Antignac Street that could serve as temporary quarters, officials said.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested three people in shootings that happened Thursday afternoon, records show.

Procedures upset would-be speakers
It may be a public meeting, but some members of the public say Richmond County school board meetings haven't given the public an opportunity to speak.

Across Georgia
GAINESVILLE - A teenage girl and her 17-month-old cousin died Thursday after lightning struck a tree at a Hall County park where they had gone for an outing with family members, authorities said.

Home program's work heating up
There's never really a slow time when it comes to making homes energy efficient, but lately the workload for the crews who do the work has been soaring as high as the temperatures outdoors.

Kid of the Day
Holt Young is today's Kid of the Day.

Fraud sends woman to prison
A former company executive who bilked her employer out of almost $150,000 was sentenced Friday to two years in prison.

Procedures upset would-be speakers

Father leaves kids in hot SUV
AIKEN - While Christopher Waller stood in an air-conditioned restaurant waiting for his steak and shrimp dinners, his twin boys and toddler sweltered in a locked car.

Home program's work heating up

Truckers are training to spot, report terrorism

Truckers are training to spot, report terrorism
The minute Waynon Calhoun walks into his home, he can spot the slightest object out of place.

Drug dealer admits to weapon violation
The drug dealer who received an early release from prison after his father paid hefty fines to Columbia County pleaded guilty in federal court Friday.

Fraud sends woman to prison
A former company executive who bilked her employer out of almost $150,000 was sentenced Friday to two years in prison.

Across the Southeast
LAKELAND, FLA. - A mobile home belonging to a gay couple was torched and an offensive epithet was spray-painted on the front steps, authorities said.

Georgia, Carolina aren't part of sex offender list
The U.S. Department of Justice has created an easier way for people to check for sex offenders nationwide, but Georgia's and South Carolina's registries aren't linked into the system yet.

Father leaves kids in hot SUV

Home program's work heating up
There's never really a slow time when it comes to making homes energy efficient, but lately the workload for the crews who do the work has been soaring as high as the temperatures outdoors.

Across the Southeast

Study ties fatalities to nuclear power site
A national radiation research group contends that cancer deaths in Burke County have risen dramatically since Plant Vogtle went online in the 1980s, but the nuclear power plant's operating company dismisses the findings as "erroneous."

Kid of the Day

Safety policies for race in focus
Organizers of the annual Augusta Southern Nationals plan to re-evaluate safety procedures in the wake of an unforeseen storm that toppled trees and tents and sent 12 people to area hospitals during the event's final round July 17.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Father leaves kids in hot SUV
AIKEN - While Christopher Waller stood in an air-conditioned restaurant waiting for his steak and shrimp dinners, his twin boys and toddler sweltered in a locked car.

Two teens accused of gang activity
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested one teenager for gang-related shootings early Thursday and are looking for another teen.

Friday downpour floods county roads
Thunderstorms pelted parts of Columbia County with nearly three inches of rain Friday afternoon.

Shoppers start mission early
Even with extended hours, a line formed outside of a local business Thursday before its 7 a.m. opening as customers waited to save during Georgia's sales tax holiday.

Drug dealer admits to weapon violation
The drug dealer who received an early release from prison after his father paid hefty fines to Columbia County pleaded guilty in federal court Friday.

SRS is moving on new reactor
AIKEN - The U.S. Department of Energy has directed its Savannah River Site office to negotiate with utility companies about possible lease agreements involving the construction of a commercial nuclear power plant.

New leader ready to rebuild image
Riverside Elementary School gets a new principal beginning Monday.

Deportation case delayed
ATLANTA - The administrative hearing on the deportation of Aiken honor high school student Griselda Lopez Negrete has been put on hold.

Procedures upset would-be speakers
It may be a public meeting, but some members of the public say Richmond County school board meetings haven't given the public an opportunity to speak.

Car-title loan customers tell very different stories
ATLANTA - Car-title lenders are either swindlers or godsends, according to former customers who related their experiences to Georgia lawmakers considering restricting the industry.

Counties keeping students in school
Absenteeism leads to dropping out of school, and without a high school diploma, it's tough to earn a living.

Across South Carolina
Two men plead guilty in man's fatal beating

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Investigations will decide whether deputy keeps job
A Richmond County sheriff's deputy whose police cruiser was involved in a single-car accident Monday night is prohibited from driving a patrol car although he remains on the road patrol, Sheriff Ronnie Strength said Thursday.

Ethics investigation to continue
ATLANTA - The State Ethics Commission decided Friday to press on with an examination of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine's campaign spending after finding "reasonable grounds" to believe he violated ethics laws.

Fraud sends woman to prison

Lobbyists lobby panel to avoid paying fines
ATLANTA - A series of advocates for everything from children and the elderly to hotel-motel owners came before the State Ethics Commission on Friday to explain why they shouldn't be fined for failing to file lobbyist spending reports.

Jefferson County residents object to sludge proposal
LOUISVILLE - Jefferson County residents were adamant Thursday night. They don't want to be Augusta and Columbia County's "bathroom."

Company refuses to rent billboards to gay group
ATLANTA - One of the nation's most prominent outdoor advertising companies said Friday that it refused to rent billboard space in south Georgia to a gay and lesbian advocacy group because the proposed signs don't meet "community standards."

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Safety policies for race in focus

Mossy Creek Elementary suffers from rain delay
NORTH AUGUSTA - Thanks to rain that has held up work on Mossy Creek Elementary School, about 600 children in North Augusta will have four extra days of summer.

Georgia, Carolina aren't part of sex offender list

Car-title loan customers tell very different stories
ATLANTA - Car-title lenders are either swindlers or godsends, according to former customers who related their experiences to Georgia lawmakers considering restricting the industry.

Study ties fatalities to nuclear power site

Company refuses to rent billboards to gay group

Across the area

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Counties keeping students in school

Across Georgia

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested three people in shootings that happened Thursday afternoon, records show.

Jefferson County residents object to sludge proposal
LOUISVILLE - Jefferson County residents were adamant Thursday night. They don't want to be Augusta and Columbia County's "bathroom."

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Kid of the Day
Laura Beth Cawthon is today's Kid of the Day.

Man accused of leaving son
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested an Augusta man accused of leaving his 1-year-old child home alone early Friday morning.

Riverside Elementary School to get new principal
Riverside Elementary School gets a new principal beginning Monday.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - The South Carolina Transportation Policy and Research Council, a nonprofit organization, has launched a statewide campaign to inform the public about dangerous roads and bridges in South Carolina.

Truckers are training to spot, report terrorism
The minute Waynon Calhoun walks into his home, he can spot the slightest object out of place.

Across Georgia
GAINESVILLE - A teenage girl and her 17-month-old cousin died Thursday after lightning struck a tree at a Hall County park where they had gone for an outing with family members, authorities said.

Renovation is next for college campus
ATHENS, Ga. - Just one year after the University of Georgia opened new dormitories - gaining about 1,000 beds - plans are in the works for another phase of housing construction. But this time, the focus is on renovation, not expansion.

Across the Southeast
LAKELAND, FLA. - A mobile home belonging to a gay couple was torched and an offensive epithet was spray-painted on the front steps, authorities said.

Kid of the Day
Holt Young is today's Kid of the Day.

Spurrier puts faith in year of the rooster
It's only July, and South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is already reaching for the stars ... or grasping at them.

Spurrier puts faith in year of the rooster
It's only July, and South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is already reaching for the stars ... or grasping at them.

Purple Heart removed from 'Wedding Crashers' site
WASHINGTON - Following complaints from a congressman, the producers of "Wedding Crashers" on Monday yanked from the movie's Web site a printable Purple Heart advertised as a gimmick to pick up women and get free drinks.

Purple Heart removed from 'Wedding Crashers' site

Purple Heart removed from 'Wedding Crashers' site
WASHINGTON - Following complaints from a congressman, the producers of "Wedding Crashers" on Monday yanked from the movie's Web site a printable Purple Heart advertised as a gimmick to pick up women and get free drinks.

Montreal music scene uneasy about the spotlight
MONTREAL - To find the heart and soul of the Montreal music scene on a recent evening, all one had to do was head to the Mile End neighborhood, walk into a quaint coffee shop and pop into the intimate back room.\r\n

Singer-songwriters often break folkie mold

Montreal music scene uneasy about the spotlight

Montreal music scene uneasy about the spotlight
MONTREAL - To find the heart and soul of the Montreal music scene on a recent evening, all one had to do was head to the Mile End neighborhood, walk into a quaint coffee shop and pop into the intimate back room.

Singer-songwriters often break folkie mold
Recently, I've been ruminating about the plight of the singer-songwriter. Perhaps it's the lingering effect of going to the recent Nikki Sudden show at the Soul Bar; perhaps it's from soliciting submissions for The Augusta Chronicle's annual Singer-Songwriter Contest, but the plight - yes, there is a plight - of the singer-songwriter has weighed heavily on my mind.

Singer-songwriters often break folkie mold
Recently, I've been ruminating about the plight of the singer-songwriter. Perhaps it's the lingering effect of going to the recent Nikki Sudden show at the Soul Bar; perhaps it's from soliciting submissions for The Augusta Chronicle's annual Singer-Songwriter Contest, but the plight - yes, there is a plight - of the singer-songwriter has weighed heavily on my mind.

Price motivated by demotion

Falcons want duo to turn up team's volume

Mrs. Lila O. Griffin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Mullis    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Silver, Jr.    (BOLINGBROOK, Ill.)

Mr. Rodney Ready, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Harold (Doc) Wallace    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John W. Poythress    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. George Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank L. Braxton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtice Flanders    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. David Arrington    (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Gene Kingery    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sander Anderson    (ULMER, S.C.)

Mr. Leon Evan Lockett    (PERKINS, Ga.)

Ms. Lyneve Anderson    (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Willie King    (WASHINGTON D.C.)

Mrs. Harold (Doc) Wallace    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Wilson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Sgt. James Ondra Kinlow    (BAGHDAD, Iraq)

Scott E. Kutlik    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Norman    (DANBURG, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie Burney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Colonel Alfred B. Nichols, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Scott E. Kutlik    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William DeLoach, Jr.    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery Dombkowski    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Audrey Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leon Evan Lockett    (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Frances Cook    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Myrtice Flanders    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Hodges    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. George Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Miller    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Mullis    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel T. Nix    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Miller    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James B. Jaworski    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Mae Walker    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Julian B. Salley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Frances Cook    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Bobby Gene Kingery    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Jennie L. Garnett    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Reba Sherrod Hall    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Lila O. Griffin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Colonel Alfred B. Nichols, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Hattie Heggs    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Mae Walker    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Hodges    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Hudson    (WRENS, Ga.)

Ms. Jacquelyn Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Frances Cook    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Willie King    (WASHINGTON D.C.)

Mrs. Nellie Cosby    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Scott E. Kutlik    (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Lyneve Anderson    (KITE, Ga.)

Miss Ella Mae Jenkins    (GOUGH, Ga.)

Ms. Turquoise Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Miller    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtice Flanders    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Kevin Morrissette    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Jennie L. Garnett    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. George Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Heggs    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Colonel Alfred B. Nichols, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Jacquelyn Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel T. Nix    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Scott E. Kutlik    (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Joneta Odutayo    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kevin Morrissette    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Josephine Pearson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Colonel Alfred B. Nichols, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara F. Smith    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Ms. Joneta Odutayo    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah R. Steward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Jacquelyn Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Trussell    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Pearson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gail Vaughn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah R. Steward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Easter Shatteen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alma P. Waldo    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Jerry Hudson    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. "Honeybee" Chalker    (CLEARWATER, Fla.)

Mrs. Lila O. Griffin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Destiny Curtis    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Frances Cook    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Gail Vaughn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Reba Sherrod Hall    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah R. Steward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alma P. Waldo    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Harold (Doc) Wallace    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Trussell    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Nellie Cosby    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara F. Smith    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Julian B. Salley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Easter Shatteen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rodney Ready, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John W. Poythress    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Sgt. James Ondra Kinlow    (BAGHDAD, Iraq)

Mr. Edward Silver, Jr.    (BOLINGBROOK, Ill.)

Mr. Charlie Norman    (DANBURG, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah R. Steward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Miller    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edmond Tanksley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Ella Mae Jenkins    (GOUGH, Ga.)

Ms. Turquoise Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Jacquelyn Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Waters Turner    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lila O. Griffin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Audrey Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James B. Jaworski    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Clifford    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtice Flanders    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Wilson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Destiny Curtis    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. David Arrington    (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mrs. "Honeybee" Chalker    (CLEARWATER, Fla.)

Mr. Frank L. Braxton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sander Anderson    (ULMER, S.C.)

Ms. Mattie Burney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Harold (Doc) Wallace    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Clifford    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Waters Turner    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. William DeLoach, Jr.    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Edmond Tanksley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery Dombkowski    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Scott E. Kutlik (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Leon Evan Lockett (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Audrey Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Frances Cook (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Geneva Wilson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Easter Shatteen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Miller (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Miller (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Harold (Doc) Wallace (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Destiny Curtis (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Josephine Pearson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold (Doc) Wallace (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Heggs (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Reba Sherrod Hall (WADLEY, Ga.)

Ms. Joneta Odutayo (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Murray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Arrington (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Colonel Alfred B. Nichols, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Jimmy Clifford (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. "Honeybee" Chalker (CLEARWATER, Fla.)

Mrs. Sarah R. Steward (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Julian B. Salley (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha Hodges (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Jacquelyn Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Jacquelyn Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Norman (DANBURG, Ga.)

Mr. Edmond Tanksley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara F. Smith (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Myrtice Flanders (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Ella Mae Jenkins (GOUGH, Ga.)

Mr. Rodney Ready, Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Scott E. Kutlik (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Hudson (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Willie King (WASHINGTON D.C.)

Mrs. Gail Vaughn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie Burney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Sgt. James Ondra Kinlow (BAGHDAD, Iraq)

Mr. Edward Silver, Jr. (BOLINGBROOK, Ill.)

Mr. James B. Jaworski (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel T. Nix (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Mae Walker (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Sander Anderson (ULMER, S.C.)

Mr. John W. Poythress (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. William DeLoach, Jr. (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah R. Steward (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lila O. Griffin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Trussell (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Turquoise Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lila O. Griffin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank L. Braxton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Waters Turner (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery Dombkowski (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennie L. Garnett (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Kevin Morrissette (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Colonel Alfred B. Nichols, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Joan Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Mullis (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Lyneve Anderson (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Alma P. Waldo (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. George Murray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Gene Kingery (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Nellie Cosby (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Frances Cook (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Myrtice Flanders (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Overtime

Overtime

Overtime
Amid toppled scoring towers and blown-out condominiums, NASCAR President Mike Helton said the tornado damage to Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., is the worst disaster to hit a NASCAR track.

Overtime
In Adairsville, Ga., the Georgia team tallied 17 of the final 18 points to defeat Florida, 32-22, in the Georgia-Florida Women's Team Matches on Friday.

Overtime
In Adairsville, Ga., the Georgia team tallied 17 of the final 18 points to defeat Florida, 32-22, in the Georgia-Florida Women's Team Matches on Friday.

Overtime
Amid toppled scoring towers and blown-out condominiums, NASCAR President Mike Helton said the tornado damage to Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., is the worst disaster to hit a NASCAR track.

76ers dominate to beat Prospects
Heading into Thursday morning's pool play, the GA/LINA 76ers knew they had to make something happen to have any chance of advancing to the elimination rounds.

The Family gets the best of Boo Williams
The atmosphere at North Augusta's Riverview Park on Friday night had less of a quarterfinal feel and more of a championship buzz to it.

Price motivated by demotion
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Don't close the door just yet on Peerless Price's career with the Atlanta Falcons.

Falcons want duo to turn up team's volume
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - In his second season with Tampa Bay, Rich McKay said the Buccaneers had one particular purpose in mind when they signed linebacker Hardy Nickerson.

Price motivated by demotion
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Don't close the door just yet on Peerless Price's career with the Atlanta Falcons.

Falcons want duo to turn up team's volume
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - In his second season with Tampa Bay, Rich McKay said the Buccaneers had one particular purpose in mind when they signed linebacker Hardy Nickerson.

Song wins band trip to gospel music seminar
Christian rock band Sojourner's Take Me Away will do just that for the Aiken County artists.

Ministry provides retreat for homeless
Escaping inside a cool, dark movie theater seems all the more inviting the hotter the sun is outside, but the heat had little to do with the eight to 10 homeless men quietly watching a movie Tuesday afternoon at Mercy Ministries day center.

An Opus Dei priest defends self-punishment
The best-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code" pays hostile attention to the zealously conservative Roman Catholic order Opus Dei and its use of "corporal mortification" - voluntarily punishing one's own body as a spiritual discipline.

Faith digest
A covered-dish picnic at Riverview Park in North Augusta will open with worship at 11 a.m. Sunday. Bring picnic foods. The event is sponsored by Heights Baptist Church of Beech Island. Call 827-0189.

Faith digest
A covered-dish picnic at Riverview Park in North Augusta will open with worship at 11 a.m. Sunday. Bring picnic foods. The event is sponsored by Heights Baptist Church of Beech Island. Call 827-0189.

An Opus Dei priest defends self-punishment
The best-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code" pays hostile attention to the zealously conservative Roman Catholic order Opus Dei and its use of "corporal mortification" - voluntarily punishing one's own body as a spiritual discipline.

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

Song wins band trip to gospel music seminar
Christian rock band Sojourner's Take Me Away will do just that for the Aiken County artists.

Ministry provides retreat for homeless
Escaping inside a cool, dark movie theater seems all the more inviting the hotter the sun is outside, but the heat had little to do with the eight to 10 homeless men quietly watching a movie Tuesday afternoon at Mercy Ministries day center.

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

Outreach group will minister to school kids
Pastor Belinda Thomas will be doing double duty today in the Sand Hills area.

Spurrier puts faith in year of the rooster

MSNBC shifts Carlson out of prime-time for Cosby
NEW YORK - MSNBC will shift Tucker Carlson's low-rated talk show out of prime-time in much of the country to 11 p.m., with ex-Fox News Channel anchor Rita Cosby filling his time slot.

Kudrow's 'Comeback' woos old fans

ABC seeks 'Housewives' viewers at the cleaners
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - ABC hopes to clean up in the ratings again with an aggressive marketing campaign that revisits a dry-cleaning promotion for the hit series "Desperate Housewives."

Kudrow's 'Comeback' woos old fans
NEW YORK - Maybe Lisa Kudrow is a victim of her own success.

NBC sued over latest 'Average Joe' series
CLEVELAND - A former "Average Joe" contestant and two other men are suing NBC for $40 million, contending that the network took their ideas and used them in the latest installment of the show, "Average Joe: The Joes Strike Back."

NBC sued over latest 'Average Joe' series

Kudrow's 'Comeback' woos old fans
NEW YORK - Maybe Lisa Kudrow is a victim of her own success.

ABC seeks 'Housewives' viewers at the cleaners

ABC seeks 'Housewives' viewers at the cleaners
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - ABC hopes to clean up in the ratings again with an aggressive marketing campaign that revisits a dry-cleaning promotion for the hit series "Desperate Housewives."

MSNBC shifts Carlson out of prime-time for Cosby

NBC sued over latest 'Average Joe' series
CLEVELAND - A former "Average Joe" contestant and two other men are suing NBC for $40 million, contending that the network took their ideas and used them in the latest installment of the show, "Average Joe: The Joes Strike Back."

MSNBC shifts Carlson out of prime-time for Cosby
NEW YORK - MSNBC will shift Tucker Carlson's low-rated talk show out of prime-time in much of the country to 11 p.m., with ex-Fox News Channel anchor Rita Cosby filling his time slot.

People in the News

People in the News

Richt: Program is under control

Richt: Program is under control
HOOVER, Ala. - Georgia's off-field and academic troubles might not have gotten as much national attention as those at Tennessee and South Carolina, but the Bulldogs aren't far behind.

Richt: Program is under control
HOOVER, Ala. - Georgia's off-field and academic troubles might not have gotten as much national attention as those at Tennessee and South Carolina, but the Bulldogs aren't far behind.

Faith digest

Faith Calendar

An Opus Dei priest defends self-punishment

Ministry provides retreat for homeless

Song wins band trip to gospel music seminar