Review: Truth is, 'Seven Lies' is first-rate
With his 2002 novel "The Horned Man," James Lasdun delivered a taut tale about a New York college professor trapped in an existential nightmare.

Mysteries of Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side' album revealed
It's likely that you, someone you know, or at the very least a high school or college buddy has owned a copy of Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon."

Author settles into literary celebrity
LOS ANGELES - With his neatly trimmed goatee and owlish glasses, it's hard to imagine that Luis J. Rodriguez was once one of the most dangerous men in the city.

Review: Truth is, 'Seven Lies' is first-rate

Five singles produce a novel triple play
A total of five single men - four bachelors and a widower - are protagonists in three new and noteworthy novels.

Five singles produce a novel triple play

Author settles into literary celebrity
LOS ANGELES - With his neatly trimmed goatee and owlish glasses, it's hard to imagine that Luis J. Rodriguez was once one of the most dangerous men in the city.

Author settles into literary celebrity
LOS ANGELES - With his neatly trimmed goatee and owlish glasses, it's hard to imagine that Luis J. Rodriguez was once one of the most dangerous men in the city.

Reporter's murder makes the news in 21st 'Capital Crimes' mystery
Margaret Truman's "Murder at the Washington Tribune" definitely isn't one of those books that take awhile to get into.

Reporter's murder makes the news in 21st 'Capital Crimes' mystery

Review: Truth is, 'Seven Lies' is first-rate
With his 2002 novel "The Horned Man," James Lasdun delivered a taut tale about a New York college professor trapped in an existential nightmare.

Five singles produce a novel triple play
A total of five single men - four bachelors and a widower - are protagonists in three new and noteworthy novels.

Mysteries of Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side' album revealed
It's likely that you, someone you know, or at the very least a high school or college buddy has owned a copy of Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon."

Reporter's murder makes the news in 21st 'Capital Crimes' mystery
Margaret Truman's "Murder at the Washington Tribune" definitely isn't one of those books that take awhile to get into.

Mysteries of Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side' album revealed

New faces at GM meetings
With new faces at the table and a substandard free-agent class ready to start negotiating, major league general managers gather Monday in Indian Wells, Calif., for their annual weeklong meetings.

New faces at GM meetings
With new faces at the table and a substandard free-agent class ready to start negotiating, major league general managers gather Monday in Indian Wells, Calif., for their annual weeklong meetings.

New faces at GM meetings

Every vote counts, but you know that

Francoeur 'overshot his expectations'
ATLANTA - Considering Jeff Francoeur's central goal for 2005 was to surface in the big leagues by September, finishing third in National League Rookie of the Year voting Monday wasn't all that bad of a consolation, the 21-year-old Braves right fielder said.

Francoeur 'overshot his expectations'
ATLANTA - Considering Jeff Francoeur's central goal for 2005 was to surface in the big leagues by September, finishing third in National League Rookie of the Year voting Monday wasn't all that bad of a consolation, the 21-year-old Braves right fielder said.

Francoeur 'overshot his expectations'

Yahoo to buy stakes in British, German, French and Korean Web portals
FRANKFURT, Germany - Yahoo Inc. said Monday it will buy the shares of its local portals in three European countries and South Korea that it doesn't already own for about $500 million, taking complete ownership of the Web sites.

Newspaper circulation falls 2.6 percent

Grokster file-sharing service to shut down
WASHINGTON - Grokster Ltd., which lost a Supreme Court fight over file-sharing software used for stealing songs and movies online, agreed Monday to shut down and pay $50 million to settle piracy complaints by Hollywood and the music industry.

Maytag to shut South Carolina plant

South Augusta Bi-Lo closes
Hundreds of south Augusta residents rallied, protested and signed petitions last year to keep the Bi-Lo on Deans Bridge Road from closing, and they won.

Experts worry about effect on customers as pharmacist shortage worsens
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Unlike most college students nearing graduation, Clarissa Hall isn't worried about finding a job - she's already considering several offers, including some with possible starting salaries of at least $80,000.

Yahoo, TiVo team up to blend TV, Web services
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Yahoo Inc. and TiVo Inc. are teaming up to blend some of their services, a move that further fades the lines between offices and living rooms, TVs and PCs.

Yahoo to buy stakes in British, German, French and Korean Web portals
FRANKFURT, Germany - Yahoo Inc. said Monday it will buy the shares of its local portals in three European countries and South Korea that it doesn't already own for about $500 million, taking complete ownership of the Web sites.

Businesses pick Georgia

Newspaper circulation falls 2.6 percent
NEW YORK - Average weekday circulation at U.S. newspapers fell 2.6 percent in the six month-period ending in September, the latest sign of trouble in the newspaper business, an industry group reported Monday.

Lawsuit signals merger failure
NEW YORK - Medical device maker Guidant Corp. sued Johnson & Johnson on Monday in an attempt to force it to complete a $25.4 billion acquisition of Guidant, which has been roiled by a series of recalls.

Grokster file-sharing service to shut down
WASHINGTON - Grokster Ltd., which lost a Supreme Court fight over file-sharing software used for stealing songs and movies online, agreed Monday to shut down and pay $50 million to settle piracy complaints by Hollywood and the music industry.

Maytag to shut South Carolina plant
DES MOINES, Iowa - Maytag Corp. announced Monday that it plans to close its washing machine factory in Florence, S.C., by early next year, citing the need to reduce excess capacity.

Yahoo, TiVo team up to blend TV, Web services
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Yahoo Inc. and TiVo Inc. are teaming up to blend some of their services, a move that further fades the lines between offices and living rooms, TVs and PCs.

Lawsuit signals merger failure
NEW YORK - Medical device maker Guidant Corp. sued Johnson & Johnson on Monday in an attempt to force it to complete a $25.4 billion acquisition of Guidant, which has been roiled by a series of recalls.

Maker of vans looking for land
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Company officials are not talking, but some public officials say a 6,700-acre tract along Interstate 26 in Berkeley County would make a good plant site for DaimlerChrysler.

Telecommuting to a brave new world

Maytag to shut South Carolina plant
DES MOINES, Iowa - Maytag Corp. announced Monday that it plans to close its washing machine factory in Florence, S.C., by early next year, citing the need to reduce excess capacity.

Telecommuting to a brave new world
CHARTREUSE REGION, Second Life - Kasi Nafus' clothing store has bucolic surroundings. There's a maple tree in fall colors outside, right across a brook. A little further away, a zebra munches on a bush.

Newspaper circulation falls 2.6 percent
NEW YORK - Average weekday circulation at U.S. newspapers fell 2.6 percent in the six month-period ending in September, the latest sign of trouble in the newspaper business, an industry group reported Monday.

Businesses pick Georgia
RA'ANANA, Israel - On his first day leading a trade mission to Israel, Gov. Sonny Perdue snagged two high-tech businesses and got nibbles on a handful of others.

Experts worry about effect on customers as pharmacist shortage worsens
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Unlike most college students nearing graduation, Clarissa Hall isn't worried about finding a job - she's already considering several offers, including some with possible starting salaries of at least $80,000.

Telecommuting to a brave new world
CHARTREUSE REGION, Second Life - Kasi Nafus' clothing store has bucolic surroundings. There's a maple tree in fall colors outside, right across a brook. A little further away, a zebra munches on a bush.

Maker of vans looking for land
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Company officials are not talking, but some public officials say a 6,700-acre tract along Interstate 26 in Berkeley County would make a good plant site for DaimlerChrysler.

Yahoo to buy stakes in British, German, French and Korean Web portals

Stocks move higher as oil prices decline
NEW YORK - Lower oil prices and technology news helped stocks rally Monday despite a legal dispute that raised questions about Johnson & Johnson's $25 billion acquisition of Guidant Corp.

Yahoo, TiVo team up to blend TV, Web services

South Augusta Bi-Lo closes

South Augusta Bi-Lo closes
Hundreds of south Augusta residents rallied, protested and signed petitions last year to keep the Bi-Lo on Deans Bridge Road from closing, and they won.

Stocks move higher as oil prices decline

Ripley's expanding its empire of the bizarre

Maker of vans looking for land

Ripley's expanding its empire of the bizarre
ORLANDO, Fla. - The first thing you'll probably notice is the shark. At 17 feet long, it's the biggest ever caught on rod and reel. What's left of its two terrifying tons now hangs preserved above a dull warehouse floor.

Grokster file-sharing service to shut down

Ripley's expanding its empire of the bizarre
ORLANDO, Fla. - The first thing you'll probably notice is the shark. At 17 feet long, it's the biggest ever caught on rod and reel. What's left of its two terrifying tons now hangs preserved above a dull warehouse floor.

Experts worry about effect on customers as pharmacist shortage worsens

Businesses pick Georgia
RA'ANANA, Israel - On his first day leading a trade mission to Israel, Gov. Sonny Perdue snagged two high-tech businesses and got nibbles on a handful of others.

Lawsuit signals merger failure

Stocks move higher as oil prices decline
NEW YORK - Lower oil prices and technology news helped stocks rally Monday despite a legal dispute that raised questions about Johnson & Johnson's $25 billion acquisition of Guidant Corp.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Nov. 8, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Nov. 8, 2005.

Musts for Clemson: Healthy Whitehurst, one more win
CLEMSON, S.C. - Getting to a bowl game never seems to get easier at Clemson.

Musts for Clemson: Healthy Whitehurst, one more win

Musts for Clemson: Healthy Whitehurst, one more win
CLEMSON, S.C. - Getting to a bowl game never seems to get easier at Clemson.

Clouds still shading BCS predicament
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The people who run the Bowl Championship Series would never admit it, but a sense of relief must have come over them as Virginia Tech and UCLA both had their unbeaten seasons come to an emphatic halt.

LSU focused on showdown with Alabama
BATON ROUGE, La. - When No. 5 LSU plays at No. 4 Alabama on Saturday, it will be the first time in 46 years that a Tigers team ranked in the top five has played a top-five opponent during the regular season.

LSU focused on showdown with Alabama
BATON ROUGE, La. - When No. 5 LSU plays at No. 4 Alabama on Saturday, it will be the first time in 46 years that a Tigers team ranked in the top five has played a top-five opponent during the regular season.

Miami jumps ahead of Alabama in AP Top 25
Miami jumped over unbeaten Alabama, though just barely, and into the No. 3 spot in The Associated Press Top 25.

Miami jumps ahead of Alabama in AP Top 25

LSU focused on showdown with Alabama

Clouds still shading BCS predicament

Miami jumps ahead of Alabama in AP Top 25
Miami jumped over unbeaten Alabama, though just barely, and into the No. 3 spot in The Associated Press Top 25.

Clouds still shading BCS predicament
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The people who run the Bowl Championship Series would never admit it, but a sense of relief must have come over them as Virginia Tech and UCLA both had their unbeaten seasons come to an emphatic halt.

Duke is runaway choice for No. 1 in AP poll

Welcome back, A.K. Hasan

Welcome back, A.K. Hasan
It's unusual, to say the least, for a political candidate to bring experience and a new, fresh perspective to the post he's running for. It's like having the best qualities of both a veteran and a rookie at the same time.

Got change?
If you want change in Augusta - in its leaders, in its economic output, in its future, in its attitude - it has to start today at the ballot box.

The middle school dilemma

Hankerson for District 5

The middle school dilemma
Student learning has improved in recent years across the region and around the nation in elementary and high schools, but not in middle schools.

The middle school dilemma
Student learning has improved in recent years across the region and around the nation in elementary and high schools, but not in middle schools.

Got change?
If you want change in Augusta - in its leaders, in its economic output, in its future, in its attitude - it has to start today at the ballot box.

Hankerson for District 5
In the two-man race for the District 5 Augusta Commission seat, we believe the incumbent, Bobby G. Hankerson, deserves to be re-elected not only because he's served his constituents well, but also because if the challenger wins, it could, in football vernacular, mark a 25-yard loss in terms of the city's forward progress.

Welcome back, A.K. Hasan
It's unusual, to say the least, for a political candidate to bring experience and a new, fresh perspective to the post he's running for. It's like having the best qualities of both a veteran and a rookie at the same time.

Got change?

Hankerson for District 5
In the two-man race for the District 5 Augusta Commission seat, we believe the incumbent, Bobby G. Hankerson, deserves to be re-elected not only because he's served his constituents well, but also because if the challenger wins, it could, in football vernacular, mark a 25-yard loss in terms of the city's forward progress.

People in the news
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Yo-Yo Ma began what he called a root-searching tour with concerts in Taiwan and his father's hometown in China and played J.S. Bach - one of the first composers the cellist learned to play.

Q&A: Celebrity Pilates instructor Mary Winsor
NEW YORK - Meri Winsor is on a crusade to get people care more about breathing and daily nasal maintenance.

Q&A: Celebrity Pilates instructor Mary Winsor
NEW YORK - Meri Winsor is on a crusade to get people care more about breathing and daily nasal maintenance.

People in the news
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Yo-Yo Ma began what he called a root-searching tour with concerts in Taiwan and his father's hometown in China and played J.S. Bach - one of the first composers the cellist learned to play.

Billboards for rapper's movie removed in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA - Twenty-one billboards plugging rapper 50 Cent's movie "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" are coming down amid opposition from community groups.

People in the news
NEW YORK - Jennifer Aniston says she's been wrongly pegged as a crier since splitting with Brad Pitt.

Billboards for rapper's movie removed in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA - Twenty-one billboards plugging rapper 50 Cent's movie "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" are coming down amid opposition from community groups.

People in the news
NEW YORK - Jennifer Aniston says she's been wrongly pegged as a crier since splitting with Brad Pitt.

How do I choose a health plan?
Q. How do I choose a health plan?

How do I choose a health plan?
Q. How do I choose a health plan?

How do I choose a health plan?

The problem with rallies is in how to keep them going
The problem with rallies is in how to keep them going

The problem with rallies is in how to keep them going
The problem with rallies is in how to keep them going

The problem with rallies is in how to keep them going

Georgia Tech back in the rankings
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech moved back into the rankings Sunday.

Georgia Tech routs Augusta St.
ATLANTA - Zam Fredrick scored 19 points and Anthony Morrow added 17 to lead Georgia Tech to a 96-57 victory over Augusta State in an exhibition game on Sunday.

Georgia Tech back in the rankings
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech moved back into the rankings Sunday.

Georgia Tech back in the rankings
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech moved back into the rankings Sunday.

Whisenhunt key in unlikely drive
Ken Whisenhunt said he doesn't often think about it.

Whisenhunt key in unlikely drive
Ken Whisenhunt said he doesn't often think about it.

Whisenhunt key in unlikely drive

Georgia Tech back in the rankings

Georgia Tech routs Augusta St.

Swift justice is found only between commercials

Lights, camera... PGA Tour could start own network

Sorenstam conquers Mizuno
OTSU, Japan - Annika Sorenstam realized she might not get another chance to make history at the Mizuno Classic. Like so many other times, she came through with her best golf.

Smith shows way to lead
After three weeks in and out of town, Augusta State golfer Lauren Smith said she's glad to be back in her own bed this week.

Smith shows way to lead

Local golfers Masters-bound

Slocum earns two-stroke victory at SFB Classic
MADISON, Miss. - Heath Slocum heard the familiar, fatherly voice. Like a good son, he listened, and it paid off.

Sorenstam conquers Mizuno

Lights, camera... PGA Tour could start own network
ATLANTA - Lights, cameras... welcome to the PGA Tour Network?

Local golfers Masters-bound
The PGA Tour calls its closing stretch of tournaments the "Fall Finish." A fall flourish by Augusta's Vaughn Taylor has given him new plans for the spring.

Local golfers Masters-bound
The PGA Tour calls its closing stretch of tournaments the "Fall Finish." A fall flourish by Augusta's Vaughn Taylor has given him new plans for the spring.

Slocum earns two-stroke victory at SFB Classic

Woods pleased with '05 results
ATLANTA - Despite a pretty mediocre bunker shot on his final hole of the Tour Championship, and the season for that matter, Tiger Woods wore a wide grin as he picked up his putter for a par save to nail down second place.

Bryant tops Tiger for 6-shot victory

Bryant tops Tiger for 6-shot victory
ATLANTA - The guy who called himself "Bart Who?" after a course-record 62 in the first round Thursday wound up making everyone say "Who knew?" by sunset Sunday.

Woods pleased with '05 results

Lights, camera... PGA Tour could start own network
ATLANTA - Lights, cameras... welcome to the PGA Tour Network?

Smith shows way to lead
After three weeks in and out of town, Augusta State golfer Lauren Smith said she's glad to be back in her own bed this week.

Woods pleased with '05 results
ATLANTA - Despite a pretty mediocre bunker shot on his final hole of the Tour Championship, and the season for that matter, Tiger Woods wore a wide grin as he picked up his putter for a par save to nail down second place.

Sorenstam conquers Mizuno
OTSU, Japan - Annika Sorenstam realized she might not get another chance to make history at the Mizuno Classic. Like so many other times, she came through with her best golf.

Bryant tops Tiger for 6-shot victory
ATLANTA - The guy who called himself "Bart Who?" after a course-record 62 in the first round Thursday wound up making everyone say "Who knew?" by sunset Sunday.

Slocum earns two-stroke victory at SFB Classic
MADISON, Miss. - Heath Slocum heard the familiar, fatherly voice. Like a good son, he listened, and it paid off.

Rebels only team not biting nails

Rebels only team not biting nails
Strom Thurmond. The Rebels (10-1) were about the only area team to avoid parity in the first round of the playoffs. Their 28-point win was a larger margin of victory than the Thomson, Washington-Wilkes and Warren County wins combined.

Rebels only team not biting nails
Strom Thurmond. The Rebels (10-1) were about the only area team to avoid parity in the first round of the playoffs. Their 28-point win was a larger margin of victory than the Thomson, Washington-Wilkes and Warren County wins combined.

Every vote counts, but you know that
The polls open in Augusta today, and there's always the chance that someone will tell you how important it is to vote.

Every vote counts, but you know that
The polls open in Augusta today, and there's always the chance that someone will tell you how important it is to vote.

Has jail suffered from neglect?
I read the Oct. 30 paper and the many letters in support of the SPLOST.Marie Andrews, Augusta

Augusta needs more qualified leaders

Babies don't exactly choose poverty
Chronicle columnist Cal Thomas recently wrote that poor black people lived in poverty because of bad decisions ("Blacks' real woes ignored," Oct. 19). Are bad decisions to blame for the majority of poor black people who happen to be under age 18? Bobby J. Hunt, Evans

Babies don't exactly choose poverty
Chronicle columnist Cal Thomas recently wrote that poor black people lived in poverty because of bad decisions ("Blacks' real woes ignored," Oct. 19). Are bad decisions to blame for the majority of poor black people who happen to be under age 18? Bobby J. Hunt, Evans

Nation is sliding toward socialism
Norman Thomas, six-time candidate for the president of the United States on the Socialist Party ticket, said, "The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until America will one day be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened."Andy Windham, Wagener, S.C.

Augusta needs more qualified leaders
To resolve a problem, you must eliminate its source. We need to remove from public office those officials and commissioners who are not carrying their share of the job load. They know who they are, and we frustrated Augusta taxpayers know who they are, too. Tina Cloer, Augusta

Nation is sliding toward socialism
Norman Thomas, six-time candidate for the president of the United States on the Socialist Party ticket, said, "The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until America will one day be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened."Andy Windham, Wagener, S.C.

Augusta needs more qualified leaders
To resolve a problem, you must eliminate its source. We need to remove from public office those officials and commissioners who are not carrying their share of the job load. They know who they are, and we frustrated Augusta taxpayers know who they are, too. Tina Cloer, Augusta

Babies don't exactly choose poverty

Has jail suffered from neglect?

Nation is sliding toward socialism

Has jail suffered from neglect?
I read the Oct. 30 paper and the many letters in support of the SPLOST.Marie Andrews, Augusta

Health calendar

Advice for those with overweight kids

Game review: Old-school Namco comes to consoles

New breeding techniques may mean more pandas

Prescription for change

New iPod plays video, but music still rules

Seniors calendar

Gizmondo offers little value for handheld gamers

Video blogging tools need better integration

Advice for those with overweight kids
Even as Julie Wandling's two sons started packing on so much weight that their breathing became labored, she remained silent.

Game review: Old-school Namco comes to consoles
"Namco Museum 50th Anniversary" offers more than 16 old-school video games for players seeking a respite from modern titles that seem to require a degree in quantum mechanics to pass the second level.

New iPod plays video, but music still rules
Watching a TV show requires far more attention than listening to a song, so it would be no surprise if Apple Computer Inc.'s new video-capable iPod music player provided a less-than-satisfying viewing experience.

Advice for those with overweight kids
Even as Julie Wandling's two sons started packing on so much weight that their breathing became labored, she remained silent.

New breeding techniques may mean more pandas
Sure, the giant panda born this summer at the National Zoo is a celebrity, the roly-poly star of an Internet Panda Cam and the object of a frenzied naming contest.

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to ryan.wehmeyer@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Gizmondo offers little value for handheld gamers
DALLAS - There's one surefire way for a video game system to fail with consumers: a lack of decent games.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

Video blogging tools need better integration
NEW YORK - First came words, then came photos. Now, many Web journals are incorporating moving images - and one blogging service aims to make producing and displaying such video easier.

Gizmondo offers little value for handheld gamers
DALLAS - There's one surefire way for a video game system to fail with consumers: a lack of decent games.

New breeding techniques may mean more pandas
Sure, the giant panda born this summer at the National Zoo is a celebrity, the roly-poly star of an Internet Panda Cam and the object of a frenzied naming contest.

Prescription for change
We've known it's been coming for months. Beginning Nov. 15, those eligible for Medicare can enroll in its new prescription drug benefit, which goes into effect Jan. 1.

New iPod plays video, but music still rules
Watching a TV show requires far more attention than listening to a song, so it would be no surprise if Apple Computer Inc.'s new video-capable iPod music player provided a less-than-satisfying viewing experience.

Game review: Old-school Namco comes to consoles
"Namco Museum 50th Anniversary" offers more than 16 old-school video games for players seeking a respite from modern titles that seem to require a degree in quantum mechanics to pass the second level.

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to ryan.wehmeyer@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Video blogging tools need better integration
NEW YORK - First came words, then came photos. Now, many Web journals are incorporating moving images - and one blogging service aims to make producing and displaying such video easier.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

Prescription for change
We've known it's been coming for months. Beginning Nov. 15, those eligible for Medicare can enroll in its new prescription drug benefit, which goes into effect Jan. 1.

Kid of the Day
Katelyn Brooke Biggs is today's Kid of the Day.

Columbia County, towns feud over issues

Two Georgia cases could clarify rules
ATLANTA - U.S. Supreme Court justices are scheduled to hear two Georgia cases this week that could clarify rules about granting permission for police searches and whether disabled prisoners can sue a state government.

Bond deal is off table

Plans target Georgia school funding
Overhauling education finance in Georgia is the focus of two very different approaches.

New trial is granted to man on death row

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Supreme Court hears Allgood estate appeal

Group wants to save history of old school

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The Court of Appeals has upheld a judge's decision to dismiss a lawsuit against four grocery store chains filed by a Confederate flag supporter angry the stores stopped carrying his barbecue sauce.

Across South Carolina

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Slowing college enrollment and soaring lottery ticket sales have helped stabilize Georgia's popular HOPE scholarship program, after two years of warnings from lawmakers that the program could be going broke.

Williams' sentence begins after arrest
Former state Rep. Robin Williams began his 10-year federal prison sentence 10 days early.

Across the area
An Augusta man sentenced to death for killing a woman was back in court Monday seeking a new trial.

Column on race rouses college
ROCK HILL, S.C. - A column in the Winthrop University student newspaper comparing today's racial climate for whites to the oppression blacks faced before the civil rights movement has caused a stir.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Plans target Georgia school funding
Overhauling education finance in Georgia is the focus of two very different approaches.

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Charlie Norwood healing after tumor

Kid of the Day
Katelyn Brooke Biggs is today's Kid of the Day.

Despite waiver, revenue is higher
ATLANTA - The state's repeal of motor fuel taxes after Hurricane Katrina disrupted supplies had a $56 million impact on revenue collections, according to a report released Monday.

Despite waiver, revenue is higher
ATLANTA - The state's repeal of motor fuel taxes after Hurricane Katrina disrupted supplies had a $56 million impact on revenue collections, according to a report released Monday.

Seeing red
Astronomer David Boyd helps Alexys Ofoje, 5, of Aiken, find Mars.

Supreme Court hears Allgood estate appeal
ATLANTA - Questions over how the brother of the late Thelma Allgood handled her estate reached the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday.

Change to officer hiring policy pushed
Richmond County school officials want to revamp and strengthen hiring practices that allowed a fired sheriff's deputy with a history of problems to be hired by the school system.

Seeing red
Astronomer David Boyd helps Alexys Ofoje, 5, of Aiken, find Mars.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Landyn James Biggs, 2, of Grovetown.

Charlie Norwood healing after tumor
U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood remained hospitalized Monday in a Falls Church, Va., hospital after he underwent surgery during the weekend to remove a malignant tumor from his left lung.

Three fires in three days raise suspicion
Fire Investigator G.B. Hannan is trying to determine the causes of two suspicious fires Monday at abandoned houses - three of which have burned since Saturday, he said.

Columbia County, towns feud over issues
Some say it's just a difference of viewpoints involving major policy issues and that they don't really feel any tension.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The Court of Appeals has upheld a judge's decision to dismiss a lawsuit against four grocery store chains filed by a Confederate flag supporter angry the stores stopped carrying his barbecue sauce.

New trial is granted to man on death row
The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday that a Burke County man sentenced to death for a double homicide is entitled to a new trial.

Across the area
A 28-year-old Hephzibah man who had been wanted on charges of murder, aggravated assault and armed robbery surrendered to police Sunday, officials said.

Three fires in three days raise suspicion
Fire Investigator G.B. Hannan is trying to determine the causes of two suspicious fires Monday at abandoned houses - three of which have burned since Saturday, he said.

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Comments from readers:

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Group wants to save history of old school
Six pillars and an arch edging the border of Evans Middle School came a little closer to salvation Monday.

Change to officer hiring policy pushed
Richmond County school officials want to revamp and strengthen hiring practices that allowed a fired sheriff's deputy with a history of problems to be hired by the school system.

Mayor, sales tax issue are now in voters' hands

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia

Columbia County, towns feud over issues
Some say it's just a difference of viewpoints involving major policy issues and that they don't really feel any tension.

Across the area

Man charged with bomb threat to school

The week ahead
Augusta State University will present "Everything You Wanted to Know About College But Didn't Know Who to Ask" at 7 p.m. in 170 University Hall, 2500 Walton Way.

I-20 crashes hospitalize woman
A series of wrecks this morning on Interstate 20 near the Appling-Harlem exit sent a woman to the hospital with burns to her head and shut down eastbound traffic.

Williams' sentence begins after arrest
Former state Rep. Robin Williams began his 10-year federal prison sentence 10 days early.

Voting turnout remains steady

Change to officer hiring policy pushed

Across South Carolina

Bond deal is off table
AIKEN - Private developers who asked the county to provide $36.3 million for infrastructure in their proposed neighborhoods will withdraw their request for public assistance, two sources familiar with the announcement said Monday.

Across the area

Two Georgia cases could clarify rules
ATLANTA - U.S. Supreme Court justices are scheduled to hear two Georgia cases this week that could clarify rules about granting permission for police searches and whether disabled prisoners can sue a state government.

Eyes on the sky as Mars 'nears'

Eyes on the sky as Mars 'nears'
Nature will offer an out-of-this-world view of Mars tonight as the Red Planet travels within a mere 44 million miles of Earth.

Across Georgia

Girlfriend shot at man, police say
An Augusta woman was charged with aggravated assault Monday after she fired several shots at a man she described as her boyfriend, police said.

Kid of the Day

New trial is granted to man on death row
The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday that a Burke County man sentenced to death for a double homicide is entitled to a new trial.

Girlfriend shot at man, police say

Mayor, sales tax issue are now in voters' hands
With the leadership of Augusta and $160 million in sales tax at stake, election officials are hoping the voters will respond in droves today.

Three fires in three days raise suspicion

Across the area
An Augusta man sentenced to death for killing a woman was back in court Monday seeking a new trial.

Five Questions with Michelle Hayman

State transportation agency pays $250 million to private companies
COLUMBIA - Two private companies have been paid $250 million in consulting fees by the state Transportation Department to work on 72 road and bridge projects around the state.

Plans target Georgia school funding

Trauma centers say they're ill-prepared for a disaster
ATLANTA - At this city's main trauma hospital, lines of waiting patients clog the hallways, even on slow days.

Two Georgia cases could clarify rules

Across South Carolina
ST. MATTHEWS - Four people were killed in a collision on U.S. Highway 176 in Calhoun County late Saturday night, troopers say.

State transportation agency pays $250 million to private companies

Charlie Norwood healing after tumor
U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood remained hospitalized Monday in a Falls Church, Va., hospital after he underwent surgery during the weekend to remove a malignant tumor from his left lung.

The week ahead

Political Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Trauma centers say they're ill-prepared for a disaster

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Slowing college enrollment and soaring lottery ticket sales have helped stabilize Georgia's popular HOPE scholarship program, after two years of warnings from lawmakers that the program could be going broke.

Political Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Five Questions with Michelle Hayman
Michelle Hayman and her horse Duck have been barrel horse racing for more than eight years. They came to Augusta to participate in the National Barrel Horse Association World Championships.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Eyes on the sky as Mars 'nears'
Nature will offer an out-of-this-world view of Mars tonight as the Red Planet travels within a mere 44 million miles of Earth.

Across South Carolina
ST. MATTHEWS - Four people were killed in a collision on U.S. Highway 176 in Calhoun County late Saturday night, troopers say.

Despite waiver, revenue is higher

Across Georgia
OCILLA - Authorities and volunteers continue to search for a popular high school teacher who has been missing for two weeks.

Williams' sentence begins after arrest

Group wants to save history of old school
Six pillars and an arch edging the border of Evans Middle School came a little closer to salvation Monday.

Seeing red

Across the area
A 28-year-old Hephzibah man who had been wanted on charges of murder, aggravated assault and armed robbery surrendered to police Sunday, officials said.

News you can use

The week ahead
Augusta State University will present "Everything You Wanted to Know About College But Didn't Know Who to Ask" at 7 p.m. in 170 University Hall, 2500 Walton Way.

Bond deal is off table
AIKEN - Private developers who asked the county to provide $36.3 million for infrastructure in their proposed neighborhoods will withdraw their request for public assistance, two sources familiar with the announcement said Monday.

Political Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Girlfriend shot at man, police say
An Augusta woman was charged with aggravated assault Monday after she fired several shots at a man she described as her boyfriend, police said.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Landyn James Biggs, 2, of Grovetown.

Firefighters extinguish two suspicious blazes

Column on race rouses college
ROCK HILL, S.C. - A column in the Winthrop University student newspaper comparing today's racial climate for whites to the oppression blacks faced before the civil rights movement has caused a stir.

Mayor, sales tax issue are now in voters' hands
With the leadership of Augusta and $160 million in sales tax at stake, election officials are hoping the voters will respond in droves today.

State transportation agency pays $250 million to private companies
COLUMBIA - Two private companies have been paid $250 million in consulting fees by the state Transportation Department to work on 72 road and bridge projects around the state.

Singer's persona D'Vyne
Tina Turner, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin. There was something about those artists performing on American Bandstand and Soul Train that held Petula Fluellen Williams captive to the television every Saturday.

Five Questions with Michelle Hayman
Michelle Hayman and her horse Duck have been barrel horse racing for more than eight years. They came to Augusta to participate in the National Barrel Horse Association World Championships.

Supreme Court hears Allgood estate appeal
ATLANTA - Questions over how the brother of the late Thelma Allgood handled her estate reached the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday.

Singer's persona D'Vyne
Tina Turner, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin. There was something about those artists performing on American Bandstand and Soul Train that held Petula Fluellen Williams captive to the television every Saturday.

Trauma centers say they're ill-prepared for a disaster
ATLANTA - At this city's main trauma hospital, lines of waiting patients clog the hallways, even on slow days.

Column on race rouses college

Singer's persona D'Vyne

Across Georgia
OCILLA - Authorities and volunteers continue to search for a popular high school teacher who has been missing for two weeks.

This nice guy finished first
ATLANTA - Somewhere in the middle of a 22-hour drive home from another miserable golf tournament in Ohio, it hit them.

This nice guy finished first
ATLANTA - Somewhere in the middle of a 22-hour drive home from another miserable golf tournament in Ohio, it hit them.

Swift justice is found only between commercials
If I had a mind to, I could watch Law & Order, in its many incarnations, in first runs and reruns, all night long from now until my eyes fell out and never see the same episode twice.

Swift justice is found only between commercials
If I had a mind to, I could watch Law & Order, in its many incarnations, in first runs and reruns, all night long from now until my eyes fell out and never see the same episode twice.

'Chicken Little' rules roost with $40.1 million weekend

'Chicken Little' rules roost with $40.1 million weekend
LOS ANGELES - The sky is still falling in Hollywood, even though Chicken Little and the Marines have landed.

'Chicken Little' rules roost with $40.1 million weekend
LOS ANGELES - The sky is still falling in Hollywood, even though Chicken Little and the Marines have landed.

Led Zeppelin, Russian conductor share Polar Music Prize

Led Zeppelin, Russian conductor share Polar Music Prize
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor Valery Gergiev won the 2006 Polar Music Prize, awarded by The Royal Swedish Academy of Music.

Led Zeppelin, Russian conductor share Polar Music Prize
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor Valery Gergiev won the 2006 Polar Music Prize, awarded by The Royal Swedish Academy of Music.

Phil Collins says Genesis reunion is 'a possibility'
JERUSALEM - Phil Collins says he's open to the idea of a Genesis reunion.

Phil Collins says Genesis reunion is 'a possibility'
JERUSALEM - Phil Collins says he's open to the idea of a Genesis reunion.

Phil Collins says Genesis reunion is 'a possibility'

Edwards gets lift with late pit stop

Biffle's day goes from promising to costing ground in Cup chase
FORT WORTH, Texas - Greg Biffle was out in front and seemingly headed for the strong showing he wanted - and needed - in Texas. He then started getting bad vibrations.

Stewart knows key to winning the Chase
FORT WORTH, Texas - Tony Stewart has learned to play NASCAR's game. He knows top-10 finishes are the way to win the Chase for the Championship.

Edwards gets lift with late pit stop
FORT WORTH, Texas - Carl Edwards promised his pit crew if they could get him out no worse than sixth during the final pit stop of Sunday's Dickies 500, he would win the race.

McMurray released from Ganassi
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jamie McMurray gained his release from Chip Ganassi Racing on Monday, clearing the way for a driver swap that affects three teams.

Stewart knows key to winning the Chase
FORT WORTH, Texas - Tony Stewart has learned to play NASCAR's game. He knows top-10 finishes are the way to win the Chase for the Championship.

Biffle's day goes from promising to costing ground in Cup chase
FORT WORTH, Texas - Greg Biffle was out in front and seemingly headed for the strong showing he wanted - and needed - in Texas. He then started getting bad vibrations.

Stewart knows key to winning the Chase

Edwards gets lift with late pit stop
FORT WORTH, Texas - Carl Edwards promised his pit crew if they could get him out no worse than sixth during the final pit stop of Sunday's Dickies 500, he would win the race.

McMurray released from Ganassi

McMurray released from Ganassi
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jamie McMurray gained his release from Chip Ganassi Racing on Monday, clearing the way for a driver swap that affects three teams.

Biffle's day goes from promising to costing ground in Cup chase

Duke is runaway choice for No. 1 in AP poll
Duke is back at No. 1 in The Associated Press' preseason college basketball poll while defending champion North Carolina failed to even make the Top 25.

Duke is runaway choice for No. 1 in AP poll
Duke is back at No. 1 in The Associated Press' preseason college basketball poll while defending champion North Carolina failed to even make the Top 25.

Panthers top Bucs

Owens' season finished

Terrell Owens, former teammate involved in fight

Vick, Falcons pocket victory

Colts get over hump

At halfway, Redskins are in the hunt

Mora feels encouraged by rookie contributions

Mr. John W. Bradley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Kenyetta Smith    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. John W. Bradley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Roslyn Levinson    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Ms. Roslyn Levinson    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mrs. Carolyn Jennings    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Lewis J. Somers    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. McArthur Hurst    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Patrick M. Wiley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Jack H. Herrington    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Flora W. Perkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil D. Haynie, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myra Cooler    (HILTONIA, Ga.)

Rev. Grover Lloyd    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. William Wiley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Marion E. Morris    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Knowles    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Rev. Bill Harville    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Col. Dick Zufelt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtle S. Whitaker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janet Scott    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janet Scott    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas A. Siverhus    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. F. Harold McElmurray    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Kenyetta Smith    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Flora W. Perkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wyatt K. McCain    (JAMAICA, N.Y.)

Mess Sgt. Cebron Scott, Sr.    (EVANS, Ga.)

Rev. Grover Lloyd    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Nathan Bouknight    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Eugene C. Hicks    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. H. L. Usry    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hall    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Janet L. Nelson    (FAIRHOPE, AL.)

Dr. Charles English    (LITTLE ROCK, AR.)

Mrs. Myra Cooler    (HILTONIA, Ga.)

Mr. Reginald T. Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Monica Harvey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Wiley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Carolyn Jennings    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

MGySgt. Harry E. Umstead    (RIVERDALE, PA)

Mr. McArthur Hurst    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie B. Dais    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Cecil D. Haynie, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mess Sgt. Cebron Scott, Sr.    (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Monica Harvey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nathan Bouknight    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. John W. Bradley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Lemuel H. Young, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Shelton Evans    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Vera R. Whitfield    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Col. Dick Zufelt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

MGySgt. Harry E. Umstead    (RIVERDALE, PA)

Mr. Patrick M. Wiley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas A. Siverhus    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtle S. Whitaker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Hardy Owens    (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Mr. Marion E. Morris    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Hall    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Rev. Grover Lloyd    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Dea. Charlie Frank Hunter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Knowles    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Dr. Charles English    (LITTLE ROCK, AR.)

Mrs. Annie B. Dais    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Rev. Jack H. Herrington    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. William Wiley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Rev. Bill Harville    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. H. L. Usry    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Shelton Evans    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Lewis J. Somers    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. F. Harold McElmurray    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Janet L. Nelson    (FAIRHOPE, AL.)

Mr. John W. Bradley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Wyatt K. McCain    (JAMAICA, N.Y.)

Mr. Lemuel H. Young, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Grover Lloyd    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Vera R. Whitfield    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Reginald T. Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eugene C. Hicks    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Dea. Charlie Frank Hunter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eugene C. Hicks (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Knowles (AIKEN, S.C.)

Dr. Charles English (LITTLE ROCK, AR.)

Rev. Grover Lloyd (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Vera R. Whitfield (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Patrick M. Wiley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Col. Dick Zufelt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Wiley (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtle S. Whitaker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie B. Dais (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. McArthur Hurst (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mess Sgt. Cebron Scott, Sr. (EVANS, Ga.)

Rev. Jack H. Herrington (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Roslyn Levinson (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mr. Shelton Evans (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Lemuel H. Young, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Bill Harville (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. H. L. Usry (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Kenyetta Smith (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Lewis J. Somers (BLYTHE, Ga.)

MGySgt. Harry E. Umstead (RIVERDALE, PA)

Mr. John W. Bradley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Cecil D. Haynie, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janet L. Nelson (FAIRHOPE, AL.)

Mr. F. Harold McElmurray (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Myra Cooler (HILTONIA, Ga.)

Ms. Monica Harvey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nathan Bouknight (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. John W. Bradley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Douglas A. Siverhus (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marion E. Morris (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Carolyn Jennings (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Reginald T. Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janet Scott (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Dea. Charlie Frank Hunter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Grover Lloyd (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. William Hardy Owens (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Mrs. Flora W. Perkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hall (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Wyatt K. McCain (JAMAICA, N.Y.)

Fencers sharpen skills in tourney

Overtime

Overtime

Klitschko might get chance to defend title

Fencers sharpen skills in tourney
From an internationally ranked competitor to an adolescent novice, nearly 50 athletes came to Augusta this weekend to "Feel the Steel."

Overtime
Augusta State carded a team total of 310 to finish at 39-over 903, dropping the team into 17th place at the Carpet Capital Collegiate on Sunday.

Overtime
In Columbia, South Carolina's Mike Gustavson earned Conference USA's Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Klitschko might get chance to defend title
MEXICO CITY - Vitali Klitschko will be stripped of the WBC heavyweight title if a knee injury takes more than three months to heal.

Overtime
In Columbia, South Carolina's Mike Gustavson earned Conference USA's Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Overtime
Augusta State carded a team total of 310 to finish at 39-over 903, dropping the team into 17th place at the Carpet Capital Collegiate on Sunday.

Fencers sharpen skills in tourney
From an internationally ranked competitor to an adolescent novice, nearly 50 athletes came to Augusta this weekend to "Feel the Steel."

Klitschko might get chance to defend title
MEXICO CITY - Vitali Klitschko will be stripped of the WBC heavyweight title if a knee injury takes more than three months to heal.

Vick, Falcons pocket victory
MIAMI - Sorry Falcons fans, you'll have to find a couple of new whipping boys.

Owens' season finished
PHILADELPHIA - Terrell Owens can take his touchdowns and dance somewhere else.

Terrell Owens, former teammate involved in fight
PHILADELPHIA - Terrell Owens was involved in a locker-room fight with former teammate Hugh Douglas a few days before the All-Pro wideout was suspended indefinitely by the Philadelphia Eagles.

At halfway, Redskins are in the hunt
ASHBURN, Va. - Playoff talk isn't taboo among the Washington Redskins, even with half of the season still to play.

Panthers top Bucs
TAMPA, Fla. - The Carolina Panthers don't want to get ahead of themselves.

Colts get over hump
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Peyton Manning and the Indian-apolis Colts finally scaled their personal Everest. Maybe now, after routing the New England Patriots, 40-21 on Monday night, they'll admit this could be a super season.

Panthers top Bucs
TAMPA, Fla. - The Carolina Panthers don't want to get ahead of themselves.

Mora feels encouraged by rookie contributions
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The last time his defense relied on so many rookies, Jim Mora described the experience as equivalent to walking on broken glass.

Vick, Falcons pocket victory
MIAMI - Sorry Falcons fans, you'll have to find a couple of new whipping boys.

At halfway, Redskins are in the hunt
ASHBURN, Va. - Playoff talk isn't taboo among the Washington Redskins, even with half of the season still to play.

Terrell Owens, former teammate involved in fight
PHILADELPHIA - Terrell Owens was involved in a locker-room fight with former teammate Hugh Douglas a few days before the All-Pro wideout was suspended indefinitely by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Colts get over hump
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Peyton Manning and the Indian-apolis Colts finally scaled their personal Everest. Maybe now, after routing the New England Patriots, 40-21 on Monday night, they'll admit this could be a super season.

Mora feels encouraged by rookie contributions
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The last time his defense relied on so many rookies, Jim Mora described the experience as equivalent to walking on broken glass.

Owens' season finished
PHILADELPHIA - Terrell Owens can take his touchdowns and dance somewhere else.

This nice guy finished first

Who won 'West Wing' live debate?

MSNBC bringing Connie Chung, Maury Povich together at work, too
NEW YORK - Connie Chung and Maury Povich will be united on-screen for a weekend news show produced by the co-creator of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," MSNBC said Monday.

Despite NBC's troubles, Jay Leno increasing lead in late-night
NEW YORK - In a TV season when NBC is starved for good news at night, Jay Leno is providing some.

MSNBC bringing Connie Chung, Maury Povich together at work, too
NEW YORK - Connie Chung and Maury Povich will be united on-screen for a weekend news show produced by the co-creator of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," MSNBC said Monday.

Despite NBC's troubles, Jay Leno increasing lead in late-night

Despite NBC's troubles, Jay Leno increasing lead in late-night
NEW YORK - In a TV season when NBC is starved for good news at night, Jay Leno is providing some.

MSNBC bringing Connie Chung, Maury Povich together at work, too

Who won 'West Wing' live debate?
NEW YORK - Who won the debate? That was up to each viewer of "The West Wing" to decide. No pundits came on afterward to spin the results.

Who won 'West Wing' live debate?
NEW YORK - Who won the debate? That was up to each viewer of "The West Wing" to decide. No pundits came on afterward to spin the results.

Billboards for rapper's movie removed in Philadelphia

Q&A: Celebrity Pilates instructor Mary Winsor

People in the news

People in the news

Auburn shifts gears toward Georgia game
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville heard the buzz among his players last week, and it didn't please him.

Auburn shifts gears toward Georgia game
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville heard the buzz among his players last week, and it didn't please him.

Auburn shifts gears toward Georgia game

The big pay-off
Apply yourself. It could be the one piece of advice most students need to heed when looking for ways to beat the college-cost crunch.

Question of the week
Here are the results of last week's question:

Driver's test isn't that bad
I recently had a birthday; not just any birthday, but a monumental one.

Driver's test isn't that bad

Final decision on college can't hinge on scholarship
Which is better, going to college for free or going to a college that meets your needs? The answer seems simple: go for the one with the largest scholarship. But is that necessarily the best choice?

Final decision on college can't hinge on scholarship

The big pay-off
Apply yourself. It could be the one piece of advice most students need to heed when looking for ways to beat the college-cost crunch.

The big pay-off

My Style
THE FACTS: Kanesha Walker, 15, a freshman at A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School.

Spotted

Disasters not end of world
The sky is falling! The sky is falling!"

Girl must tell parents that she is pregnant

Girl must tell parents that she is pregnant
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I'm pregnant, and I don't know how to tell my parents. I've been through this about two years ago when I was 16, and it broke my parents' hearts. I'm in love with my baby's father, and it's something that we planned. ... I don't want (my parents) to be disappointed in me because I plan on finishing school, but at the same time I don't know how to tell them.

My Style

Spotted
Ashlyn Horney (left) and Nichole Jones take time to pose for Spotted at the Lit Magazine Coffeehouse at Greenbrier High School.

Question of the week
Here are the results of last week's question:

Disasters not end of world
The sky is falling! The sky is falling!"

Spotted
Ashlyn Horney (left) and Nichole Jones take time to pose for Spotted at the Lit Magazine Coffeehouse at Greenbrier High School.

Girl must tell parents that she is pregnant
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I'm pregnant, and I don't know how to tell my parents. I've been through this about two years ago when I was 16, and it broke my parents' hearts. I'm in love with my baby's father, and it's something that we planned. ... I don't want (my parents) to be disappointed in me because I plan on finishing school, but at the same time I don't know how to tell them.

My Style
THE FACTS: Kanesha Walker, 15, a freshman at A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School.

Xtreme calendar
THEY'VE GOT TALENT: Catch the finals of ARC Idol, the singing competition at the Academy of Richmond County, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium, 910 Russell St. Admission is $3, $2 for ARC students with school ID and free for ages 5 and younger.

Final decision on college can't hinge on scholarship
Which is better, going to college for free or going to a college that meets your needs? The answer seems simple: go for the one with the largest scholarship. But is that necessarily the best choice?

Xtreme calendar

Driver's test isn't that bad
I recently had a birthday; not just any birthday, but a monumental one.

Xtreme calendar
THEY'VE GOT TALENT: Catch the finals of ARC Idol, the singing competition at the Academy of Richmond County, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium, 910 Russell St. Admission is $3, $2 for ARC students with school ID and free for ages 5 and younger.

Question of the week

Disasters not end of world