J.K. Rowling, among nominees for first Quills Awards
NEW YORK - J.K. Rowling, Bob Dylan and Stephen King are among the nominees for the first annual Quills Awards, a glitzy literary affair for which the general public will cast the ballots.\r\n

J.K. Rowling, among nominees for first Quills Awards
NEW YORK - J.K. Rowling, Bob Dylan and Stephen King are among the nominees for the first annual Quills Awards, a glitzy literary affair for which the general public will cast the ballots.

Judge: 'Da Vinci Code' does not violate copyrights of another author
NEW YORK - The best-selling thriller "The Da Vinci Code" does not infringe on the copyrights of a book published in 2000 by another author, a judge ruled.

J.K. Rowling, among nominees for first Quills Awards

Sheffield blasts media for article
TORONTO - Gary Sheffield knows who leads the New York Yankees, and it apparently isn't Derek Jeter or Alex Rodriguez.

Sheffield blasts media for article

Sheffield blasts media for article
TORONTO - Gary Sheffield knows who leads the New York Yankees, and it apparently isn't Derek Jeter or Alex Rodriguez.

Reader's postcard inspires adventure in vocabulary

Hampton a step closer to return
ST. LOUIS - Braves starter Mike Hampton had a bounce to his step Friday afternoon that hadn't been visibly present in quite a while.

Cardinals put brakes on Smoltz
ST. LOUIS - John Smoltz lost a game Friday. That's news, folks. Pretty big news, actually.

Thomson moves a step closer to returning

Thomson moves a step closer to returning
CINCINNATI - John Thomson's arm, hand and finger are fine, the Braves' tall right-hander said Thursday. It's the fatigue factor that now stands between him and a return to Atlanta's big league rotation.

Cardinals put brakes on Smoltz
ST. LOUIS - John Smoltz lost a game Friday. That's news, folks. Pretty big news, actually.

Thomson moves a step closer to returning
CINCINNATI - John Thomson's arm, hand and finger are fine, the Braves' tall right-hander said Thursday. It's the fatigue factor that now stands between him and a return to Atlanta's big league rotation.

Hampton a step closer to return
ST. LOUIS - Braves starter Mike Hampton had a bounce to his step Friday afternoon that hadn't been visibly present in quite a while.

Cardinals put brakes on Smoltz

Hampton a step closer to return

Braves hold on for win
CINCINNATI - A long-running baseball maxim of Bobby Cox's is to win two of three games in a series, without concerning yourself too much with the opponent.

Auto parts supplier hits credit line
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Auto parts supplier Delphi Corp. said Friday that it's dipping into its credit line to finance operations, raising speculation it might declare bankruptcy if restructuring talks with General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers union are unsuccessful.

Stocks drop as oil prices rise
NEW YORK - Stocks tumbled on disappointing retail sales and a rise in oil prices Thursday as investors, worried about oil's impact on consumer spending, took profits from the market's July rally.

Businessman's plans include SunTrust building

Counties hope to attract industry

FCC deregulates high-speed access
WASHINGTON - Beginning in about a year, phone companies won't have to lease their high-speed lines to competing Internet service providers at government-set rates, the Federal Communications Commission decided Friday.

Auto parts supplier hits credit line

Counties hope to attract industry
Space is tight, so economic developers in Richmond and Columbia counties are making like a hermit crab and finding a new shell.

Stocks drop as oil prices rise

Businessman's plans include SunTrust building
A South Carolina businessman has purchased the SunTrust building on Broad Street for $4.7 million with plans for $1 million worth of renovations.

Auto parts supplier hits credit line
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Auto parts supplier Delphi Corp. said Friday that it's dipping into its credit line to finance operations, raising speculation it might declare bankruptcy if restructuring talks with General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers union are unsuccessful.

Businessman's plans include SunTrust building
A South Carolina businessman has purchased the SunTrust building on Broad Street for $4.7 million with plans for $1 million worth of renovations.

Counties hope to attract industry
Space is tight, so economic developers in Richmond and Columbia counties are making like a hermit crab and finding a new shell.

Stocks drop as oil prices rise
NEW YORK - Stocks tumbled on disappointing retail sales and a rise in oil prices Thursday as investors, worried about oil's impact on consumer spending, took profits from the market's July rally.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 5, 2005.

Clemson, staff get to work

Clemson, staff get to work
CLEMSON, S.C. - New offensive coordinator Rob Spence stood behind his five Clemson passers, watching centers snap the ball to quarterbacks again and again.

Clemson, staff get to work
CLEMSON, S.C. - New offensive coordinator Rob Spence stood behind his five Clemson passers, watching centers snap the ball to quarterbacks again and again.

Georgia's Kearney will be at practice
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia freshman linebacker Tavares Kearney can head to the field this afternoon for his first college football practice, without the threat of a university expulsion or suspension hanging over him.

Georgia's Kearney will be at practice
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia freshman linebacker Tavares Kearney can head to the field this afternoon for his first college football practice, without the threat of a university expulsion or suspension hanging over him.

Georgia's Kearney will be at practice

Legacy for Aiken County

Legacy for Aiken County
Howard Sellers was one of the best sheriffs - many say the best - that Aiken County ever had.

Two strikes, you're out
Past baseball scandals have been almost quaint by comparison - a dab of Vaseline on the bill of a pitcher's cap, or a surreptitious corked bat.

Granted, it'll be tough
We're not absolutely certain it will happen, whom it will involve or how much money it will encompass.

Two strikes, you're out
Past baseball scandals have been almost quaint by comparison - a dab of Vaseline on the bill of a pitcher's cap, or a surreptitious corked bat.

Granted, it'll be tough
We're not absolutely certain it will happen, whom it will involve or how much money it will encompass.

Granted, it'll be tough

Legacy for Aiken County
Howard Sellers was one of the best sheriffs - many say the best - that Aiken County ever had.

Monitor sex criminals
It's hard to know whether sex assaults on children are happening with more frequency than in the past, or if they're simply being reported more often.

Two strikes, you're out

NASA's reality show
Summer television is swamped with reality shows - the best of which is NASA's production of adventures in space with the shuttle Discovery, starring Commander Eileen Collins and astronauts Steve Robinson and Soichi Noguchi.

Iacocca teams with Snoop Dogg in new Chrysler ad
Former Chrysler Corp. chairman Lee Iacocca and Snoop Dogg appear together in Chrysler Group's latest ads for its employee-pricing program, a duo guaranteed to raise some eyebrows.

Etheridge says she's 'fully recovered' from cancer
LOS ANGELES - Melissa Etheridge is jumping back into recording and performing after spending much of the last year fighting breast cancer.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Simon will perform together for one night only to raise money for research into autism.

Iacocca teams with Snoop Dogg in new Chrysler ad
Former Chrysler Corp. chairman Lee Iacocca and Snoop Dogg appear together in Chrysler Group's latest ads for its employee-pricing program, a duo guaranteed to raise some eyebrows.

Jessica Simpson calls Daisy Duke an 'iconish' figure
NEW YORK - In the eyes of Jessica Simpson, Daisy Duke is an "iconish" figure.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Simon will perform together for one night only to raise money for research into autism.

Mortgage rates continue upward climb this week
WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates continued their upward climb this week, with rates on 30-year mortgages rising to their highest point since the middle of April.

Mortgage rates continue upward climb this week
WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates continued their upward climb this week, with rates on 30-year mortgages rising to their highest point since the middle of April.

Mortgage rates continue upward climb this week

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.

Hybrids, children are back in schools
The hybrids are schooling! The hybrids are schooling! Shout this to your Strom Thurmond Lake fishing buddies with the same fervor that Paul Revere shouted "The British are coming!"

Hybrids, children are back in schools
The hybrids are schooling! The hybrids are schooling! Shout this to your Strom Thurmond Lake fishing buddies with the same fervor that Paul Revere shouted "The British are coming!"

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.

Hybrids, children are back in schools

Lantanas provide color in hot months
The recent heat and stifling humidity around the nation might make us want to wilt, but established lantana plants don't even flinch at the scorching temperatures.

Mullein is a weed with many qualities
Mullein is too good a plant to be called a weed. Instead, call it by one of its nicknames, such as Adam's flannel, candlewick, hare's beard, velvet plant, feltwort, or lungwort.

Fall webworms begin to make themselves at home in trees
The fall webworm recently has shown up in area landscapes and woods.

Lantanas provide color in hot months
The recent heat and stifling humidity around the nation might make us want to wilt, but established lantana plants don't even flinch at the scorching temperatures.

Mullein is a weed with many qualities
Mullein is too good a plant to be called a weed. Instead, call it by one of its nicknames, such as Adam's flannel, candlewick, hare's beard, velvet plant, feltwort, or lungwort.

Fall webworms begin to make themselves at home in trees
The fall webworm recently has shown up in area landscapes and woods.

Mullein is a weed with many qualities

Fall webworms begin to make themselves at home in trees

Lantanas provide color in hot months

GreenJackets earn split with Rome
Heading into Friday night's doubleheader, it would have been hard for Brian Horwitz to improve his performance at the plate.

Pressel makes quarterfinals

Pressel makes quarterfinals
ROSWELL, Ga. Morgan Pressel needed a playoff hole to win her second-round match Thursday morning, then had a solid win in the afternoon and advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Womens Amateur Championship.

Top senior content with amateur status
This season's best Regions Cup senior golfer likes to get away from the game when the spring/summer amateur tournament series takes a break.

Pressel makes quarterfinals
ROSWELL, Ga. — Morgan Pressel needed a playoff hole to win her second-round match Thursday morning, then had a solid win in the afternoon and advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.

Golf: Pressel roars into semis
ROSWELL, Ga. - Morgan Pressel advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur, beating fourth-seeded Jennie Lee 7 and 6 on Friday.

Top senior content with amateur status
This season's best Regions Cup senior golfer likes to get away from the game when the spring/summer amateur tournament series takes a break.

Top senior content with amateur status

Golf: Pressel roars into semis

Golf: Pressel roars into semis
ROSWELL, Ga. - Morgan Pressel advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur, beating fourth-seeded Jennie Lee 7 and 6 on Friday.

Thomson plans to honor soldier
THOMSON - Sgt. James Kinlow was proud when his son became a Thomson Bulldog. Now his son's teammates will honor the fallen soldier this season.

Reader's postcard inspires adventure in vocabulary
Do you know what a lingcod is? I didn't. But Gene Pollock, of Washington, Ga., mentioned it on a postcard he sent in this week, and I had to look it up.

Reader's postcard inspires adventure in vocabulary
Do you know what a lingcod is? I didn't. But Gene Pollock, of Washington, Ga., mentioned it on a postcard he sent in this week, and I had to look it up.

St. Joseph Hospital ponders sale
The parent company of St. Joseph Hospital announced today it had received "significant interest" in a potential sale of the hospital.

South Carolina tax holiday begins
South Carolina's tax holiday kicked off on today with shoppers flooding stores to take advantage of a 6 percent discount on purchases.

Body recovered after boating accident
Authorities have found a man who went missing after a boat capsized in an east Augusta fishing pond early this morning.

Civil rights journalist dies at 79
The woman who garnered national attention to the plight of blacks in the segregated South by taunting the Ku Klux Klan in fiery editorials and later became the first reporter to cover the new bomb plant in Aiken for The Augusta Chronicle died Saturday at her home in Aiken.

Civil rights journalist dies at 79
The woman who garnered national attention to the plight of blacks in the segregated South by taunting the Ku Klux Klan in fiery editorials and later became the first reporter to cover the new bomb plant in Aiken for The Augusta Chronicle died Saturday at her home in Aiken.

Unfinished building falls down
No one was hurt when a building under construction collapsed Saturday afternoon near Grovetown, Columbia County officials said.

Unfinished building falls down
No one was hurt when a building under construction collapsed Saturday afternoon near Grovetown, Columbia County officials said.

Suspicious death ruled a homicide
Richmond County investigators were called out to what is being described as a suspicious death in a residential neighborhood off of Peach Orchard Road this afternoon.

Unfinished building falls down
No one was hurt when a building under construction collapsed Saturday afternoon near Grovetown, Columbia County officials said.

CAFTA bodes ill for country's future
We are losing our freedoms faster than you can whistle Dixie. Do we not realize that people do not give up their liberties unless they are deceived, because of deception and treason?Andy Windham, Wagener, S.C.

CAFTA bodes ill for country's future

Make informed opinions on war
From letters and articles in The Chronicle concerning the decision of Father Bob Cushing to attend the 60th anniversary commemoration of the U.S. atomic bombing of Japan, one thing is clear. Anne Brotherton, Augusta

Where are GOP values in Rove affair?

Many tax questions still linger
The July 31 article, "Leader promises tax answers," raised more questions than it answered.John Ballard, Augusta

Thanks for a great championship

Where are GOP values in Rove affair?
Three of Georgia's Republican elected officials - U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, and U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss - claim they represent the party of moral values.Lowell Greenbaum, Augusta

Community improvement is patriotic

Thanks for a great championship
I would like to thank the Augusta-Richmond County Recreation and Parks Department for providing transportation, hotel rooms and meals for our 13-14-year-old All-Star Team to attend the Georgia Recreation and Park Association State Baseball Tournament in Griffin, Ga.Barry Hall, Augusta

Community improvement is patriotic
I have always admired patriotic people who care enough about our country to make some kind of a contribution - some selfless activity to demonstrate their appreciation.Eleanor Farrell, Augusta

CAFTA bodes ill for country's future
We are losing our freedoms faster than you can whistle Dixie. Do we not realize that people do not give up their liberties unless they are deceived, because of deception and treason?Andy Windham, Wagener, S.C.

Where are GOP values in Rove affair?
Three of Georgia's Republican elected officials - U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, and U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss - claim they represent the party of moral values.Lowell Greenbaum, Augusta

Thanks for a great championship
I would like to thank the Augusta-Richmond County Recreation and Parks Department for providing transportation, hotel rooms and meals for our 13-14-year-old All-Star Team to attend the Georgia Recreation and Park Association State Baseball Tournament in Griffin, Ga.Barry Hall, Augusta

Man died of gunshot wound, autopsy shows
I have always admired patriotic people who care enough about our country to make some kind of a contribution - some selfless activity to demonstrate their appreciation.Eleanor Farrell, Augusta

Many tax questions still linger
The July 31 article, "Leader promises tax answers," raised more questions than it answered.John Ballard, Augusta

Community improvement is patriotic
I have always admired patriotic people who care enough about our country to make some kind of a contribution - some selfless activity to demonstrate their appreciation.Eleanor Farrell, Augusta

Many tax questions still linger

Giant ocean waves more common than once thought

Living briefs

Honda recalls Odysseys

Fashion briefs

Trees killed in hopes of helping rare woodpecker

Italian designers buckle down to face fashion invasion

Giant ocean waves more common than once thought
WASHINGTON - Last year's Hurricane Ivan generated an ocean wave that towered higher than 90 feet at one point, says a study that also suggests such giants may be more common than once thought.

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - No pair of jeans is one size fits all, and Gap is acknowledging that. The brand, which built itself on the reputation of its wardrobe staples such as T-shirts and denim, begins the fall fashion season with three fits of jeans for three different body types.

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - No pair of jeans is one size fits all, and Gap is acknowledging that. The brand, which built itself on the reputation of its wardrobe staples such as T-shirts and denim, begins the fall fashion season with three fits of jeans for three different body types.

Honda recalls Odysseys
WASHINGTON - Honda will recall thousands of its Odyssey minivans amid concerns that potentially faulty sensors for the frontal air bag system could make a warning lamp on the instrument panel remain illuminated, the company said Wednesday.

Trees killed in hopes of helping rare woodpecker
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Conservationists headed into the Arkansas woods Thursday to make a trade-off of ecological engineering: Kill dozens of trees in hopes of creating a more hospitable habitat for the rare ivory-billed woodpecker.

Trees killed in hopes of helping rare woodpecker
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Conservationists headed into the Arkansas woods Thursday to make a trade-off of ecological engineering: Kill dozens of trees in hopes of creating a more hospitable habitat for the rare ivory-billed woodpecker.\r\n

Italian designers buckle down to face fashion invasion
MILAN, Italy - Italian designers, used to living in the lap of luxury with as much bling in their coffers as on their sparkling outfits, are buckling down to face the challenge from an Asian clothing industry bursting at the seams.

Giant ocean waves more common than once thought
WASHINGTON - Last year's Hurricane Ivan generated an ocean wave that towered higher than 90 feet at one point, says a study that also suggests such giants may be more common than once thought.

Italian designers buckle down to face fashion invasion
MILAN, Italy - Italian designers, used to living in the lap of luxury with as much bling in their coffers as on their sparkling outfits, are buckling down to face the challenge from an Asian clothing industry bursting at the seams.

Living briefs
To celebrate the season, The Augusta Chronicle wants to see what you've been growing. Send in this year's pictures of your garden, and The Chronicle will choose from the best to feature in a photo page honoring the area's growing season.

Honda recalls Odysseys
WASHINGTON - Honda will recall thousands of its Odyssey minivans amid concerns that potentially faulty sensors for the frontal air bag system could make a warning lamp on the instrument panel remain illuminated, the company said Wednesday.

Living briefs
To celebrate the season, The Augusta Chronicle wants to see what you've been growing. Send in this year's pictures of your garden, and The Chronicle will choose from the best to feature in a photo page honoring the area's growing season.

Correction
- Former Savannah River Site employee Bobby Bragg estimates he has spent more than $50,000 on medications for ailments he incurred while working at the plant.

Getaway car alarm foils break-in plan
ARDMORE, Okla. - Police interrupted a blunder-filled break-in and arrested two suspects after their car alarm drew officers' attention.

Correction

Kid of the Day

Airport officials pushing for automated screeners
Hand off a piece of luggage to a security screener. Watch it pass through one machine. Pick it back up and then load it onto another machine.

Suspicious death ruled a homicide

Jackson looks to preserve voting act
ATLANTA - In two years will blacks lose their right to vote? No.

Airport officials pushing for automated screeners

Across Georgia
ROME - A Floyd County police officer shot and wounded a man who came at him with a machete during a domestic dispute, authorities said.

Kid of the Day
Javon Prince Williams is today's Kid of the Day.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A 38-year-old inmate at Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeland has been charged in the stabbing death of another inmate at the maximum security prison, authorities said.

Across the area

Rescued terrapins are released into the wild
SAVANNAH, Ga. - It's sweet sorrow when your babies leave home.

Law officers emphasize former sheriff's impact

System keeps fort's energy use in check
Like other businesses in the Augusta area, Fort Gordon uses a lot of power to keep things running.

A fresh look at high school

Across Georgia

Pageant now has category for teens

Unfinished building falls down

Perdue calls for prayer vigil

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Two South Carolina infants have died from whooping cough - the first deaths reported from the disease in the state in nearly three years.

Rescued terrapins are released into the wild

A fresh look at high school
Angelete Carmon, 14, wandered the hallways of Westside High School on Thursday, admittedly a little afraid.

Charity official applauds pursuit of center
Salvation Army Advisory Board Chairman Duncan Wheale said the Augusta Commission's decision to embrace the agency's plans to develop a $20 million community center put him in mind of another song title that fits the Garden City: New Attitude by Patti LaBelle.

Pageant now has category for teens
The Miss Augusta pageant returns to Augusta State University's Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Center on Saturday night, and this year's event has added a Miss Outstanding Teen category for girls ages 13 to 17.

Body recovered after boating accident

Charity wants to build center
Augusta and Salvation Army officials will announce plans today to pursue a grant for the development of a $20 million recreational, educational and ministry center at Chaffee Park on Broad Street along the Augusta Canal.

Getaway car alarm foils break-in plan

Getaway car alarm foils break-in plan
ARDMORE, Okla. - Police interrupted a blunder-filled break-in and arrested two suspects after their car alarm drew officers' attention.

Forces of states are focus of new bill

Rescued terrapins are released into the wild
SAVANNAH, Ga. - It's sweet sorrow when your babies leave home.

Supporters of CAFTA stress Georgia benefit
ATLANTA - Georgia stands to benefit more than most states from the trade agreement between the United States and six Central American and Caribbean countries that President Bush signed into law Tuesday, according to supporters.

Forces of states are focus of new bill
AIKEN - If homeland security truly begins on the local level, then some states are better equipped than others to defend their turf.

Lack of money delays program

Shoppers take advantage of tax holiday

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day
Javon Prince Williams is today's Kid of the Day.

Airport officials pushing for automated screeners
Hand off a piece of luggage to a security screener. Watch it pass through one machine. Pick it back up and then load it onto another machine.

Jackson looks to preserve voting act

Correction
- Former Savannah River Site employee Bobby Bragg estimates he has spent more than $50,000 on medications for ailments he incurred while working at the plant.

Charity official applauds pursuit of center
Salvation Army Advisory Board Chairman Duncan Wheale said the Augusta Commission's decision to embrace the agency's plans to develop a $20 million community center put him in mind of another song title that fits the Garden City: New Attitude by Patti LaBelle.

Unfinished building falls down
No one was hurt when a building under construction collapsed Saturday afternoon near Grovetown, Columbia County officials said.

Interest in hospital sale is high
The parent company of St. Joseph Hospital announced Friday that there is "significant interest" in its offer to sell the hospital.

Unfinished building falls down
No one was hurt when a building under construction collapsed Saturday afternoon near Grovetown, Columbia County officials said.

Across the area
Fire destroyed a brick home off Boykin Road in south Augusta Friday night.

Civil rights journalist dies at 79
The woman who garnered national attention to the plight of blacks in the segregated South by taunting the Ku Klux Klan in fiery editorials and later became the first reporter to cover the new bomb plant in Aiken for The Augusta Chronicle died Saturday at her home in Aiken.

Businesses in Carolina expect big tax holiday

News you can use
Events in the area:

Perdue warns against pork-barrel projects
ATLANTA - When it comes to protecting taxpayers' money, Gov. Sonny Perdue wants those in government to know there's a new sheriff in town.

Kid of the Day
Arria Brina' Wright is today's Kid of the Day.

Kid of the Day
Arria Brina' Wright is today's Kid of the Day.

Fire fee's change fuels growth

Civil rights journalist dies at 79
The woman who garnered national attention to the plight of blacks in the segregated South by taunting the Ku Klux Klan in fiery editorials and later became the first reporter to cover the new bomb plant in Aiken for The Augusta Chronicle died Saturday at her home in Aiken.

News you can use

Unfinished building falls down
No one was hurt when a building under construction collapsed Saturday afternoon near Grovetown, Columbia County officials said.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Lack of money delays program
A proposal to curb delinquent behavior has yet to take root, and supporters blame a lack of funding.

Shoppers take advantage of tax holiday
South Carolina's tax holiday kicked off today with shoppers flooding stores to take advantage of a 6 percent discount on purchases.

Body recovered after boating accident
Authorities have found a man who went missing after a boat capsized in an east Augusta fishing pond early this morning.

Perdue warns against pork-barrel projects

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - After weeks of waiting and hoping, officials at Zoo Atlanta say Lun Lun, the giant panda, is not pregnant after all.

Civil rights journalist dies at 79

Across the area
An unexpected downpour helped a Rome Braves baseball player whose car caught fire Thursday afternoon outside Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Charity official applauds pursuit of center

Ex-substitute is granted bond
Roughly 150 people crowded into a Columbia County courtroom Thursday morning in support of a former Columbia County substitute teacher.

Interest in hospital sale is high

Fire fee's change fuels growth
More than a year after Columbia County instituted a new payment method for fire services in unincorporated areas, county officials say the setup is working well and providing better fire and first responder protection.

Doctors suggest updated vaccine

Law officers emphasize former sheriff's impact
AIKEN - Howard Sellers hasn't run the Aiken County Sheriff's Office in more than two years, but officials said Thursday the professional touches he added made an impact that has continued to shape local law enforcement.

Across the area

Businesses in Carolina expect big tax holiday
AIKEN - Business at Office Depot in North Augusta will be booming over the next few days.

Kid of the Day

Perdue calls for prayer vigil
ATLANTA - With tears in his eyes and servicemen and clergy at his side, Gov. Sonny Perdue called for a statewide prayer vigil honoring nearly a dozen Georgia servicemen recently killed in Iraq.

Stores recognize sales potential with Hispanics

Businesses in Carolina expect big tax holiday
AIKEN - Business at Office Depot in North Augusta will be booming over the next few days.

Empty nuclear waste tanks could be sealed later

Suspicious death ruled a homicide
Richmond County investigators were called out to what is being described as a suspicious death in a residential neighborhood off of Peach Orchard Road this afternoon.

Supporters of CAFTA stress Georgia benefit

News you can use
Entertainment and events scheduled for this week include:

News you can use

News you can use
Entertainment and events scheduled for this week include:

Unfinished building falls down

Charity wants to build center
Augusta and Salvation Army officials will announce plans today to pursue a grant for the development of a $20 million recreational, educational and ministry center at Chaffee Park on Broad Street along the Augusta Canal.

Across South Carolina

Ex-substitute is granted bond

Unfinished building falls down

Across the area
An unexpected downpour helped a Rome Braves baseball player whose car caught fire Thursday afternoon outside Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Father drowns during fishing trip
Cameron Casey Quick and Ronald Sims were more than just brothers-in-law; they were fishing buddies.

Pageant now has category for teens
The Miss Augusta pageant returns to Augusta State University's Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Center on Saturday night, and this year's event has added a Miss Outstanding Teen category for girls ages 13 to 17.

Interest in hospital sale is high
The parent company of St. Joseph Hospital announced Friday that there is "significant interest" in its offer to sell the hospital.

Civil rights journalist dies at 79

Empty nuclear waste tanks could be sealed later
AIKEN - The Department of Energy should delay sealing some radioactive waste tanks at Savannah River Site for as long as 10 years after they've been emptied, according to an independent study released Friday.

Father drowns during fishing trip

Woman finds boyfriend's body
Richmond County sheriff's investigators examined a "suspicious death" Friday evening after a woman found her boyfriend dead in their south Augusta home.

Shoppers take advantage of tax holiday
South Carolina's tax holiday kicked off today with shoppers flooding stores to take advantage of a 6 percent discount on purchases.

Lack of money delays program
A proposal to curb delinquent behavior has yet to take root, and supporters blame a lack of funding.

Fire fee's change fuels growth
More than a year after Columbia County instituted a new payment method for fire services in unincorporated areas, county officials say the setup is working well and providing better fire and first responder protection.

New hires prepare before teaching first class
Statewide training, local orientation and that tidbit of wisdom from her mother are helping first-year teacher Marie Blair get ready for the start of school.

Father drowns during fishing trip
Cameron Casey Quick and Ronald Sims were more than just brothers-in-law; they were fishing buddies.

News you can use
Events in the area:

Stores recognize sales potential with Hispanics
ATLANTA - Looking past the stacks of bagged tortillas and rows of dried chile spices, Enrique Sarto grabs a bottle of meat marinade.

Stores recognize sales potential with Hispanics
ATLANTA - Looking past the stacks of bagged tortillas and rows of dried chile spices, Enrique Sarto grabs a bottle of meat marinade.

Empty nuclear waste tanks could be sealed later
AIKEN - The Department of Energy should delay sealing some radioactive waste tanks at Savannah River Site for as long as 10 years after they've been emptied, according to an independent study released Friday.

Across Georgia
ROME - A Floyd County police officer shot and wounded a man who came at him with a machete during a domestic dispute, authorities said.

Doctors suggest updated vaccine
Sarah McDonagh was not happy as she watched nurse Traci Talman approach her with a syringe.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Two South Carolina infants have died from whooping cough - the first deaths reported from the disease in the state in nearly three years.

Ex-substitute is granted bond
Roughly 150 people crowded into a Columbia County courtroom Thursday morning in support of a former Columbia County substitute teacher.

Across the area
Fire destroyed a brick home off Boykin Road in south Augusta Friday night.

Law officers emphasize former sheriff's impact
AIKEN - Howard Sellers hasn't run the Aiken County Sheriff's Office in more than two years, but officials said Thursday the professional touches he added made an impact that has continued to shape local law enforcement.

Doctors suggest updated vaccine
Sarah McDonagh was not happy as she watched nurse Traci Talman approach her with a syringe.

Forces of states are focus of new bill
AIKEN - If homeland security truly begins on the local level, then some states are better equipped than others to defend their turf.

Perdue warns against pork-barrel projects
ATLANTA - When it comes to protecting taxpayers' money, Gov. Sonny Perdue wants those in government to know there's a new sheriff in town.

A fresh look at high school
Angelete Carmon, 14, wandered the hallways of Westside High School on Thursday, admittedly a little afraid.

Jackson looks to preserve voting act
ATLANTA - In two years will blacks lose their right to vote? No.

Perdue calls for prayer vigil
ATLANTA - With tears in his eyes and servicemen and clergy at his side, Gov. Sonny Perdue called for a statewide prayer vigil honoring nearly a dozen Georgia servicemen recently killed in Iraq.

Supporters of CAFTA stress Georgia benefit
ATLANTA - Georgia stands to benefit more than most states from the trade agreement between the United States and six Central American and Caribbean countries that President Bush signed into law Tuesday, according to supporters.

Charity wants to build center

FireBall become pleasant surprise
They could have had years to plan, instead of months.

FireBall become pleasant surprise
They could have had years to plan, instead of months.

Hollywood needs to put its studios on budget

Hollywood needs to put its studios on budget
Hollywood is in a slump and we'll all be better for it. For weeks, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and other trade publications have been preaching a gospel of doom and gloom, pointing to a steady decline, compared with last year, in ticket sales.

Hollywood needs to put its studios on budget
Hollywood is in a slump and we'll all be better for it. For weeks, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and other trade publications have been preaching a gospel of doom and gloom, pointing to a steady decline, compared with last year, in ticket sales.

Brickyard win would help Gordon's season
The pressure is on Jeff Gordon, and there might be no better place for him to deal with it than Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Brickyard win would help Gordon's season

Brickyard win would help Gordon's season
The pressure is on Jeff Gordon, and there might be no better place for him to deal with it than Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Calculated gamble taken by the NBA
LAS VEGAS - The NBA All-Star game is headed to Las Vegas in 2007, marking the first time a city without a franchise has been chosen to play host to the event.

Teams on Tokyo time

Mr. Michael A. Cain    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Emerson Wright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Joshua Taylor Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Hattie Pearl Booker    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Richard C. Johns    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Norton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin A. Eggers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Winton Murphy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys J. LaCroix    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Robert A. Mitcham    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Sophie Oliphant    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Freddie Mae Griner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William "Bill" Surchik    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mr. Billy Lynn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Adrian Devon Tindal    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. James Lee Cook    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James Hilderbrandt, Sr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys J. LaCroix    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Robert A. Mitcham    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Griffin    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. James Booker    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene E. Goodier    (ORLANDO, Fla.)

Mrs. Minnie H. Sullivan    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Dicy Elizabeth Adams    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mother Annie Lou Irvin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin A. Eggers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Banks    (PASSAIC, NJ)

Mrs. Sarah J. Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald L. Billings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Herbert E. Burke    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah J. Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael A. Cain    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary J. Drayton    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Joshua Taylor Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Griffin    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Ms. Carol Ann Sidoti    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Cameron C. Quick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Theodore E. Wooten    (YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio)

Mrs. Minnie H. Sullivan    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Damien Deante Coney    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Billy Lynn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dale J. Coffman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joel Williams    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Burckhalter    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Louis W. (Billy) Melton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah J. Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Joshua Taylor Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph W. Brosnan    (BEAUFORT, S.C.)

Mr. Howard L. Sellers    (ANNISTON, AL)

Mr. George B. Dicks, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Winton Murphy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary J. Drayton    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Lee Reynolds    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin A. Eggers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William "Bill" Surchik    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mrs. Dicy Elizabeth Adams    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald L. Billings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Griffin    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Banks    (PASSAIC, NJ)

Mr. Grady Hawthorne    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Herbert E. Burke    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. James Hilderbrandt, Sr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Damien Deante Coney    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Icesonnia P. Horsley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary E. Yelverton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard C. Johns    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. George B. Dicks, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Gladys J. LaCroix    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Adrian Devon Tindal    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. James Booker    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dicy Elizabeth Adams    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Lee Reynolds    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Hawthorne    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Alvin G. Robertson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Icesonnia P. Horsley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Theodore E. Wooten    (YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio)

Mr. Joel Williams    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Roy B. Wallace    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Roy B. Wallace    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Alvin G. Robertson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie H. Sullivan    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald L. Billings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Norton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Hattie Pearl Booker    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary E. Yelverton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Winton Murphy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Louis W. (Billy) Melton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Freddie Mae Griner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Griffin    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. James Lee Cook    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Dicy Elizabeth Adams    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene E. Goodier    (ORLANDO, Fla.)

Mrs. Sarah J. Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Burckhalter    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin A. Eggers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Lee Cook    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Dale J. Coffman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mother Annie Lou Irvin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph W. Brosnan    (BEAUFORT, S.C.)

Mr. Robert A. Mitcham    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald L. Billings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Winton Murphy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Carol Ann Sidoti    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Norton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Joel Williams    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Ms. Sophie Oliphant    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Aurey Summerall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Glenn Rhoden    (GEORGE, S.C.)

Deacon Joe Sturgis    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Howard L. Sellers    (ANNISTON, AL)

Mr. Glenn Rhoden    (GEORGE, S.C.)

Deacon Joe Sturgis    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Norton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie H. Sullivan    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Robert A. Mitcham    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Aurey Summerall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Lee Cook    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Joshua Taylor Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys J. LaCroix    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Joel Williams    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Emerson Wright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cameron C. Quick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Winton Murphy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin A. Eggers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Banks (PASSAIC, NJ)

Mr. Joel Williams (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Sandra Norton (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Robert A. Mitcham (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Sophie Oliphant (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Billy Lynn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Lee Reynolds (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Burckhalter (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Doris Griffin (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin A. Eggers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Hattie Pearl Booker (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. James Lee Cook (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Sandra Norton (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah J. Cook (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Howard L. Sellers (ANNISTON, AL)

Mr. Joseph W. Brosnan (BEAUFORT, S.C.)

Mr. Glenn Rhoden (GEORGE, S.C.)

Mrs. Freddie Mae Griner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mother Annie Lou Irvin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene E. Goodier (ORLANDO, Fla.)

Mr. William "Bill" Surchik (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Ms. Carol Ann Sidoti (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah J. Cook (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dale J. Coffman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert A. Mitcham (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Alvin G. Robertson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald L. Billings (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cameron C. Quick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie H. Sullivan (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Roy B. Wallace (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Theodore E. Wooten (YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio)

Joshua Taylor Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary J. Drayton (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Louis W. (Billy) Melton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Lee Cook (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Gladys J. LaCroix (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Joel Williams (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Dicy Elizabeth Adams (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Dicy Elizabeth Adams (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Icesonnia P. Horsley (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie H. Sullivan (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Michael A. Cain (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Damien Deante Coney (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Deacon Joe Sturgis (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Emerson Wright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Hawthorne (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. James Hilderbrandt, Sr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Richard C. Johns (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys J. LaCroix (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Joshua Taylor Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Adrian Devon Tindal (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald L. Billings (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Aurey Summerall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Booker (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Griffin (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary E. Yelverton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Winton Murphy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George B. Dicks, Sr. (AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Herbert E. Burke (MILLEN, Ga.)

Overtime

Overtime

Overtime
In Ponchatoula, La., the North Augusta 15-16-year-old All-Stars topped Monroe, La., 6-5 in 10 innings Friday to win the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series.

Overtime
The Augusta GreenJackets’ game against the Rome Braves on Thursday night was postponed by rain.

Americans look for solid showing
HELSINKI, Finland - Olympic champion Justin Gatlin climbs into the blocks for the 100-meter preliminaries, the American men go for a shot put sweep and Britain's Paula Radcliffe begins her quest for atonement after her Athens debacle.

Overtime
The Augusta GreenJackets game against the Rome Braves on Thursday night was postponed by rain.

Overtime
In Ponchatoula, La., the North Augusta 15-16-year-old All-Stars topped Monroe, La., 6-5 in 10 innings Friday to win the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series.

Teams on Tokyo time
TOKYO - Peyton Manning and Michael Vick will share the spotlight when they take the field Saturday at the American Bowl in Japan.

Teams on Tokyo time
TOKYO - Peyton Manning and Michael Vick will share the spotlight when they take the field Saturday at the American Bowl in Japan.

Faith digest
Terry Dozier, a former Charlotte Hornets player, will share his faith during Graniteville's community day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Leavelle McCampbell Middle School, 82 Canal St. in Graniteville. Entertainment will include inflatable games and a climbing wall.

Gospel group is enjoying ministry
Kasey Kemp is doing his dream job - singing on the road with gospel music pioneer Naomi Sego.

An invaluable Encyclopedia of Protestantism
Today's history lesson begins with Balthasar Hubmaier. Who?

Urban minister finds older ways in rural church
Sonya Jackson's first response to the news that her husband, Derwin, wanted to preach for a church in Wadley, Ga., was "Where's Wadley?"

Urban minister finds older ways in rural church
Sonya Jackson's first response to the news that her husband, Derwin, wanted to preach for a church in Wadley, Ga., was "Where's Wadley?"

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send to churchnews@augustachronicle.com. Send a fax to 722-7403 or mail to Faith Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Faith digest
Terry Dozier, a former Charlotte Hornets player, will share his faith during Graniteville's community day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Leavelle McCampbell Middle School, 82 Canal St. in Graniteville. Entertainment will include inflatable games and a climbing wall.

Gospel group is enjoying ministry
Kasey Kemp is doing his dream job - singing on the road with gospel music pioneer Naomi Sego.

God's gifts to be used to advance his kingdom
God endows each of us with certain gifts and talents that he wants us to develop and to use to make the kingdom of this earth more like the Kingdom of Heaven.

Christian book clubs offer outlet for women
What drew six women - one single, one divorced and the rest married - to an Augusta-area restaurant Saturday was not the bagels and coffee on the menu but the book on the table for discussion.

God's gifts to be used to advance his kingdom
God endows each of us with certain gifts and talents that he wants us to develop and to use to make the kingdom of this earth more like the Kingdom of Heaven.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send to churchnews@augustachronicle.com. Send a fax to 722-7403 or mail to Faith Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

An invaluable Encyclopedia of Protestantism
Today's history lesson begins with Balthasar Hubmaier. Who?

Christian book clubs offer outlet for women
What drew six women - one single, one divorced and the rest married - to an Augusta-area restaurant Saturday was not the bagels and coffee on the menu but the book on the table for discussion.

FireBall become pleasant surprise

Do missing white females get more TV coverage?
NEW YORK - When "Dateline NBC" reporter Josh Mankiewicz asked television news division chiefs to talk about disproportionate coverage of attractive white females who go missing, only his boss agreed.

China tightens government control over television

CNN suspends Novak after he swears, walks off set

China tightens government control over television
BEIJING - China will bar new foreign television channels and step up censorship of imported programming, the Culture Ministry announced, adding to a sweeping effort to tighten the communist government's control over popular culture.

Eternal playboy Hef gets into bed with reality TV
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Things are not what they seem to be at the Playboy Mansion.

China tightens government control over television
BEIJING - China will bar new foreign television channels and step up censorship of imported programming, the Culture Ministry announced, adding to a sweeping effort to tighten the communist government's control over popular culture.

CNN suspends Novak after he swears, walks off set
NEW YORK - Robert Novak, whose revelation of a CIA officer's name in a 2003 column has sparked a federal probe, was suspended by CNN after he swore and walked off the set during a live telecast of "Inside Politics."

Eternal playboy Hef gets into bed with reality TV

Do missing white females get more TV coverage?

Eternal playboy Hef gets into bed with reality TV
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Things are not what they seem to be at the Playboy Mansion.

Do missing white females get more TV coverage?
NEW YORK - When "Dateline NBC" reporter Josh Mankiewicz asked television news division chiefs to talk about disproportionate coverage of attractive white females who go missing, only his boss agreed.

CNN suspends Novak after he swears, walks off set
NEW YORK - Robert Novak, whose revelation of a CIA officer's name in a 2003 column has sparked a federal probe, was suspended by CNN after he swore and walked off the set during a live telecast of "Inside Politics."

Iacocca teams with Snoop Dogg in new Chrysler ad

People in the News

Motivation starts early at Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - The timing could hardly have been better to poke and prod a Georgia football team on its first day of fall practice.

Motivation starts early at Georgia

Motivation starts early at Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - The timing could hardly have been better to poke and prod a Georgia football team on its first day of fall practice.

USC: Mitchell gets quick nod
COLUMBIA - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has found a starting quarterback in Blake Mitchell - at least for the season opener against Central Florida.

An invaluable Encyclopedia of Protestantism

Urban minister finds older ways in rural church

Christian book clubs offer outlet for women

Faith digest

Faith calendar

God's gifts to be used to advance his kingdom

Gospel group is enjoying ministry