Calendar
CSRA APPLE MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETING: 7 p.m. Thursday; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta; open to all Mac users, prospective users and anyone interested in Mac software and computers; 279-6456

Applefest lights up eyes of patrons at church event
Requests for fried apple pies were coming in faster than Jennifer Kelley and Linda Endler could make them.

Church bazaar helps fill Christmas lists
Julia Stone spent Saturday morning doing a little Christmas shopping at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church's 25th annual Holiday Bazaar.

School lunch menus
Here are Aiken County school lunch menus through November 18.

'New Nutcracker' dances get more twists
Although it's a classic ballet that's been performed for generations, The Nutcracker has a new twist with the Augusta Dance Theatre.

Rosemary Hall's opulent features are well preserved
From the layout of the city to the construction of the 13th Street bridge, James U. Jackson, the founder of North Augusta, left a lasting mark on the community.

Graves reveal living history of Graniteville
Beneath Spanish moss-laden cedar trees in the Graniteville Cemetery are tombstones and granite monuments that provide a glimpse into the mill town's early years.

Meetings
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays; Thursdays and Fridays, Aurora Pavilion, 655 Medical Park Drive, Aiken; 641-5926

Rosemary Hall's opulent features are well preserved
From the layout of the city to the construction of the 13th Street bridge, James U. Jackson, the founder of North Augusta, left a lasting mark on the community.

Reunions
AIKEN HIGH SCHOOL 1975: Seeking classmates for a 30-year reunion Friday, Nov. 25; contact Beverly Adams, (803) 648-3714

Graves reveal living history of Graniteville
Beneath Spanish moss-laden cedar trees in the Graniteville Cemetery are tombstones and granite monuments that provide a glimpse into the mill town's early years.

Reunions
AIKEN HIGH SCHOOL 1975: Seeking classmates for a 30-year reunion Friday, Nov. 25; contact Beverly Adams, (803) 648-3714

Around the block
The CSRA Apple Macintosh Users Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta.

Recreation calendar
BROTHERS AND SISTERS MEETINGS: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; for boys and girls ages 5 to 18; programs offer tutoring, mentoring, cultural and recreational activities and field trips

New vehicles are ordered for sheriff's department
Most people would never dream of driving a car with 200,000 miles on it.

School lunch menus
Here are Aiken County school lunch menus through November 18.

Semifinalist for scholarship has plans to 'help sick babies'
Children and their parents gathered for the third elimination round in The Augusta Chronicle's Make Kids Count drawing for ages 4-8 held at Dillard's in the Augusta Mall.

Calendar
CSRA APPLE MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETING: 7 p.m. Thursday; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta; open to all Mac users, prospective users and anyone interested in Mac software and computers; 279-6456

Inaugural class is inducted into sports hall of fame
Although it's been more than 40 years since Cally Gault coached in North Augusta, he still has fond memories of the city.

Meetings
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays; Thursdays and Fridays, Aurora Pavilion, 655 Medical Park Drive, Aiken; 641-5926

New vehicles are ordered for sheriff's department
Most people would never dream of driving a car with 200,000 miles on it.

Around the block
The CSRA Apple Macintosh Users Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta.

Applefest lights up eyes of patrons at church event
Requests for fried apple pies were coming in faster than Jennifer Kelley and Linda Endler could make them.

Semifinalist for scholarship has plans to 'help sick babies'
Children and their parents gathered for the third elimination round in The Augusta Chronicle's Make Kids Count drawing for ages 4-8 held at Dillard's in the Augusta Mall.

Inaugural class is inducted into sports hall of fame
Although it's been more than 40 years since Cally Gault coached in North Augusta, he still has fond memories of the city.

'New Nutcracker' dances get more twists
Although it's a classic ballet that's been performed for generations, The Nutcracker has a new twist with the Augusta Dance Theatre.

Recreation calendar
BROTHERS AND SISTERS MEETINGS: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; for boys and girls ages 5 to 18; programs offer tutoring, mentoring, cultural and recreational activities and field trips

Church bazaar helps fill Christmas lists
Julia Stone spent Saturday morning doing a little Christmas shopping at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church's 25th annual Holiday Bazaar.

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."

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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
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."

Perez, Cubs agree to $5 million contract
CHICAGO - Infielder Neifi Perez and the Chicago Cubs agreed Tuesday to a $5 million, two-year contract.

Perez, Cubs agree to $5 million contract
CHICAGO - Infielder Neifi Perez and the Chicago Cubs agreed Tuesday to a $5 million, two-year contract.

Perez, Cubs agree to $5 million contract

Colon wins AL Cy Young

Colon wins AL Cy Young
NEW YORK - Bartolo Colon won the American League Cy Young Award on Tuesday in a surprisingly one-sided vote, becoming the first Angels pitcher in 41 years to take home the honor.

Colon wins AL Cy Young
NEW YORK - Bartolo Colon won the American League Cy Young Award on Tuesday in a surprisingly one-sided vote, becoming the first Angels pitcher in 41 years to take home the honor.

Every vote counts, but you know that

Francoeur 'overshot his expectations'

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.

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

South Augusta Bi-Lo closes

Market slide ends four days of gains
NEW YORK - A negative sales forecast from home builder Toll Brothers Inc. on Tuesday cast doubt on the health of the housing market and sent stocks falling after four sessions of gains.

Market slide ends four days of gains

Experts worry about effect on customers as pharmacist shortage worsens

Riverfront hotels to be Marriott

Market slide ends four days of gains
NEW YORK - A negative sales forecast from home builder Toll Brothers Inc. on Tuesday cast doubt on the health of the housing market and sent stocks falling after four sessions of gains.

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.

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
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.

Lawsuit signals merger failure

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.

Stocks move higher as oil prices decline

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.

Riverfront hotels to be Marriott
The market's most upscale hotel will be a little more so beginning next year.

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.

Riverfront hotels to be Marriott
The market's most upscale hotel will be a little more so beginning next year.

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.

Grokster downloading service shuts down

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.

Maytag to shut South Carolina plant

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.

Yahoo, TiVo team up to blend TV, Web services

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.

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.

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.

Grokster file-sharing service to shut down

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.

China, U.S. OK pact on imports

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

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.

China, U.S. OK pact on imports
LONDON - The United States and China signed a deal Tuesday limiting imports of Chinese clothing and textile products into the United States, ending three months of negotiations over the thorny issue.

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.

Grokster downloading service shuts down
LOS ANGELES - Grokster Ltd., which came out on the losing end of a Supreme Court decision, has agreed to shut down its file-swapping service and pay $50 million to settle music and movie piracy claims.

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.

Grokster downloading service shuts down
LOS ANGELES - Grokster Ltd., which came out on the losing end of a Supreme Court decision, has agreed to shut down its file-swapping service and pay $50 million to settle music and movie piracy claims.

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.

China, U.S. OK pact on imports
LONDON - The United States and China signed a deal Tuesday limiting imports of Chinese clothing and textile products into the United States, ending three months of negotiations over the thorny issue.

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.

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.

Newspaper circulation falls 2.6 percent

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Nov. 8, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Nov. 8, 2005.

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.

Eagles eye berth in playoffs
Reviewing and previewing college football:

Tar Heels know offense has to improve
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - For the past two seasons, North Carolina's offense had to make up for the struggles of its defense and give the Tar Heels any chance to win.

Tar Heels know offense has to improve

LSU focused on showdown with Alabama

Eagles eye berth in playoffs

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.

Eagles eye berth in playoffs
Reviewing and previewing college football:

Tar Heels know offense has to improve
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - For the past two seasons, North Carolina's offense had to make up for the struggles of its defense and give the Tar Heels any chance to win.

Duke is runaway choice for No. 1 in AP poll

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

Keep tax reform hope alive

Got change?

French dread
Those misguided souls who think George W. Bush created the problem with Islam should turn their eyes toward the smoke rising from Paris.

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.

Keep tax reform hope alive
The federal tax code - about 20,000 pages with 6 million-plus words - has been variously, and accurately, described as disgraceful, irrational, embarrassing and unfair.

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.

Keep tax reform hope alive
The federal tax code - about 20,000 pages with 6 million-plus words - has been variously, and accurately, described as disgraceful, irrational, embarrassing and unfair.

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.

French dread
Those misguided souls who think George W. Bush created the problem with Islam should turn their eyes toward the smoke rising from Paris.

French dread

'Skeleton Key' actress to go to court over skinny photos
LONDON - Kate Hudson has launched legal action over photos she claims wrongly portrayed her as having an eating disorder, her lawyers said.

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.

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.

The Top Five
Here's what's tops in the entertainment world this week.

The Top Five
Here's what's tops in the entertainment world this week.

Stern taken off the air after promoting move to Sirius
NEW YORK - Howard Stern got a one-day suspension Monday after heavily promoting his move to satellite radio.

'Skeleton Key' actress to go to court over skinny photos
LONDON - Kate Hudson has launched legal action over photos she claims wrongly portrayed her as having an eating disorder, her lawyers said.

Stern taken off the air after promoting move to Sirius
NEW YORK - Howard Stern got a one-day suspension Monday after heavily promoting his move to satellite radio.

Call it stuffing or dressing, this one's a winner
Is there a difference between stuffing and dressing? This recipe for a tasty sourdough, pears and sausage accompaniment bakes in a baking dish rather than being stuffed inside the Thanksgiving turkey - but what you call it depends more on where you live than how the dish is prepared.

Holiday cooks can find help on phone hot lines and online
Toll-free telephone services and Web sites offer a variety of specialist answers to cooking and food-safety questions during holiday preparation times.

Roast rack of lamb with cranberry wine sauce
This is a stylish dish that could grace a holiday occasion or make a good choice for entertaining any time of year. Don't worry that its preparation will mean the cook has to lose a lot of social time toiling away out of sight in the kitchen. The lamb roasts in about half an hour and while it's in the oven, the savory, rosy-red sauce can be prepared simply and easily.

Holiday cooks can find help on phone hot lines and online

Corn pudding is a Southern favorite
BATON ROUGE, La. - Corn is more than just food in the United States. It's the food that American Indians revered, the food that saved the early colonists from starvation. And it's the food that has sustained the common man in the South, Midwest and Southwest.

Vegitarian Cooking: Sourdough stuffing

New angles on Thanksgiving side dishes
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, traditional recipes are hard to beat. They're familiar and reliable, and everyone expects to see them on the table each year. However, while there may be comfort in the routine, there is also the intrigue of trying something new.

Food historian surveys changes in Thanksgiving tradition
NEW YORK - For a food historian who's studied Thanksgivings as far back as they go, Kathleen Curtin has a lively interest in how the present will affect the future.

Food historian surveys changes in Thanksgiving tradition
NEW YORK - For a food historian who's studied Thanksgivings as far back as they go, Kathleen Curtin has a lively interest in how the present will affect the future.

New angles on Thanksgiving side dishes

Vegitarian Cooking: Sourdough stuffing
CONCORD, N.H. - Moist, but not soggy. Nothing crunchy. No fruit. No rice. No cornbread.

Call it stuffing or dressing, this one's a winner

Cream cheese pie and spiced souffle
For pumpkin-dessert lovers who also want to have their cheese cake and eat it at Thanksgiving, Januz Noka, pastry chef at New York City's historic Grand Central Oyster Bar, has the answer.

Roast rack of lamb with cranberry wine sauce

Holiday cooks can find help on phone hot lines and online
Toll-free telephone services and Web sites offer a variety of specialist answers to cooking and food-safety questions during holiday preparation times.

Vegitarian Cooking: Sourdough stuffing
CONCORD, N.H. - Moist, but not soggy. Nothing crunchy. No fruit. No rice. No cornbread.

Low-fat: Roasted cod with warm tomato-olive-caper tapenade
No need to turn to rich sauces - a tapenade is perhaps the easiest way to perk up roasted fish fillets. Here, the forthright flavors of this quick-cook tapenade, reminiscent of the Mediterranean, match well with cod. You could also serve this simple condiment with grilled chicken or pork.

Cream cheese pie and spiced souffle
For pumpkin-dessert lovers who also want to have their cheese cake and eat it at Thanksgiving, Januz Noka, pastry chef at New York City's historic Grand Central Oyster Bar, has the answer.

Corn pudding is a Southern favorite
BATON ROUGE, La. - Corn is more than just food in the United States. It's the food that American Indians revered, the food that saved the early colonists from starvation. And it's the food that has sustained the common man in the South, Midwest and Southwest.

Cream cheese pie and spiced souffle

New angles on Thanksgiving side dishes
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, traditional recipes are hard to beat. They're familiar and reliable, and everyone expects to see them on the table each year. However, while there may be comfort in the routine, there is also the intrigue of trying something new.

Roast rack of lamb with cranberry wine sauce
This is a stylish dish that could grace a holiday occasion or make a good choice for entertaining any time of year. Don't worry that its preparation will mean the cook has to lose a lot of social time toiling away out of sight in the kitchen. The lamb roasts in about half an hour and while it's in the oven, the savory, rosy-red sauce can be prepared simply and easily.

Low-fat: Roasted cod with warm tomato-olive-caper tapenade
No need to turn to rich sauces - a tapenade is perhaps the easiest way to perk up roasted fish fillets. Here, the forthright flavors of this quick-cook tapenade, reminiscent of the Mediterranean, match well with cod. You could also serve this simple condiment with grilled chicken or pork.

Turkey can play flavor variations
Traditional, but with a twist. Isn't that the kind of inspiration, the interestingly varied recipes for the Meal of the Day, that cooks hope will come their way as Thanksgiving nears?

Turkey can play flavor variations
Traditional, but with a twist. Isn't that the kind of inspiration, the interestingly varied recipes for the Meal of the Day, that cooks hope will come their way as Thanksgiving nears?

Corn pudding is a Southern favorite

Low-fat: Roasted cod with warm tomato-olive-caper tapenade

Food historian surveys changes in Thanksgiving tradition

Call it stuffing or dressing, this one's a winner
Is there a difference between stuffing and dressing? This recipe for a tasty sourdough, pears and sausage accompaniment bakes in a baking dish rather than being stuffed inside the Thanksgiving turkey - but what you call it depends more on where you live than how the dish is prepared.

Turkey can play flavor variations

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

Lady Jaguars win again
Augusta State's third time certainly is a charm.

More changes at the Masters, still the same game
AUGUSTA, Ga. - For more than 40 years, the yardage on the scorecard at Augusta National Golf Club stayed about 6,925 yards for the Masters, which fooled no one.

Goshen sports new look

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.

Lady Jaguars win again

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.

More changes at the Masters, still the same game
AUGUSTA, Ga. - For more than 40 years, the yardage on the scorecard at Augusta National Golf Club stayed about 6,925 yards for the Masters, which fooled no one.

Goshen sports new look
Twenty-seven. The number will always stick in the mind of Goshen Plantation Golf Club co-owner and head pro Spike Kelley.

More changes at the Masters, still the same game

Lady Jaguars win again
Augusta State's third time certainly is a charm.

Smith shows way to lead

Goshen sports new look
Twenty-seven. The number will always stick in the mind of Goshen Plantation Golf Club co-owner and head pro Spike Kelley.

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.

Return of the dip
They say "everything old will be new again," and I've been around long enough to believe it's true.

Return of the dip
They say "everything old will be new again," and I've been around long enough to believe it's true.

Return of the dip

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.

Medicare improvements will help seniors
On Nov. 15, Georgia seniors and those who are disabled can begin signing up for the new Medicare Prescription Drug program signed into law by President Bush last year.

Augustans can see and hear a genuine hero
On Veterans Day this Friday, a very special person will be visiting Augusta and speaking at an event that commences at 1 p.m. at Heroes Overlook, at 10th Street and Riverwalk.

Augustans can see and hear a genuine hero

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

Democrats thought Saddam had WMD
Recently in the major news media, there has been a lot of talk concerning Democrats wanting to investigate President Bush and the White House staff on the grounds that they fabricated the information about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.Jeff Clark, Martinez

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.

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.

Nation is sliding toward socialism

Medicare improvements will help seniors

Has jail suffered from neglect?

Family Y has many positive effects
After reading the Oct. 5 letter regarding the Family Y ("Does private entity need public land?"), and the author's opinion that the membership fees were economically exclusionary, I realized that many in our area are unaware of the available programs and the scope of the Family Y's service to the CSRA.Maribeth Wright, Augusta

Family Y has many positive effects

Augustans can see and hear a genuine hero
On Veterans Day this Friday, a very special person will be visiting Augusta and speaking at an event that commences at 1 p.m. at Heroes Overlook, at 10th Street and Riverwalk.

Medicare improvements will help seniors
On Nov. 15, Georgia seniors and those who are disabled can begin signing up for the new Medicare Prescription Drug program signed into law by President Bush last year.

Family Y has many positive effects
After reading the Oct. 5 letter regarding the Family Y ("Does private entity need public land?"), and the author's opinion that the membership fees were economically exclusionary, I realized that many in our area are unaware of the available programs and the scope of the Family Y's service to the CSRA.Maribeth Wright, Augusta

Democrats thought Saddam had WMD
Recently in the major news media, there has been a lot of talk concerning Democrats wanting to investigate President Bush and the White House staff on the grounds that they fabricated the information about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.Jeff Clark, Martinez

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

Democrats thought Saddam had WMD

Health calendar

Snowman shirt raises alarm with its message

New breeding techniques may mean more pandas

Prescription for change

Advice for those with overweight kids

Seniors calendar

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.

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.

Snowman shirt raises alarm with its message
NEW YORK - One of the hottest-selling T-shirts around the country shows a simply drawn snowman with a menacing expression.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Snowman shirt raises alarm with its message
NEW YORK - One of the hottest-selling T-shirts around the country shows a simply drawn snowman with a menacing expression.

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.

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.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - No charges have been filed and an investigation continues into the weekend all-terrain vehicle accident that claimed the lives of two young cousins, Horry County police said Tuesday.

Smell, touch the roses
Barbara Botts (bottom left) visits with Eugenia S. Lehmann (bottom right) before the dedication ceremony of the Touch and Smell Garden at Pendleton King Park.

Holland wins by 12-vote margin
In Tuesday's closest race, political newcomer Calvin Holland upset incumbent Bobby Hankerson by a mere 12 votes to become the new District 5 commissioner.

New trial is granted to man on death row

Street project gains momentum
A move expected to alleviate traffic near the Greenbrier schools complex is progressing, with county officials saying they now only need permit approval to start intersection work for a planned route there.

Supreme Court hears Allgood estate appeal

Instructors drive point differently
Students in Woodrow Gaines' driving class have virtual front-row seats to a stunning car crash in which a reckless driver slams into a median and then plunges over a highway wall to his death.

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.

News you can use
ASU performance: The choir and orchestra at Augusta State University will perform Schubert's Mass in G at 8 p.m. in the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way.

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Instructors drive point differently
Students in Woodrow Gaines' driving class have virtual front-row seats to a stunning car crash in which a reckless driver slams into a median and then plunges over a highway wall to his death.

I-20 wrecks injure 4, halt traffic
A series of wrecks Tuesday morning on Interstate 20 near the Appling-Harlem exit injured four people, including one woman who had serious burns to her head.

Hephzibah votes incumbents out
Hephzibah voters turned out all three incumbents in council voting Tuesday.

Kid of the Day

Two-story school plan approved
School officials in Columbia County unveiled plans for what the system's next middle school will look like at a school board meeting Tuesday.

Across the area

Hatney, Handy to compete in runoff
The Augusta Commission's Super District 9 seat for next term remains unfilled after all four candidates failed to win a majority.

James, Stoddard selected by voters
Two longtime Grovetown public servants won seats on the city council in Tuesday's election.

Smell, touch the roses
Barbara Botts (bottom left) visits with Eugenia S. Lehmann (bottom right) before the dedication ceremony of the Touch and Smell Garden at Pendleton King Park.

Grovetown picks Stoddard, James
Two longtime Grovetown public servants won seats on the city council in Tuesday's election.

Man gets three life sentences in slaying
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A man accused of the 2000 rape and slaying of a 14-year-old St. Marys girl was sentenced to three life sentences Monday, after agreeing to a plea bargain several hours before opening arguments were scheduled to begin in the death penalty case.

Holland wins by 12-vote margin
In Tuesday's closest race, political newcomer Calvin Holland upset incumbent Bobby Hankerson by a mere 12 votes to become the new District 5 commissioner.

Charter school's wait may end soon
Months of confusion and delays for Jenkins-White Elementary School's state charter could be settled Thursday, Richmond County school officials said during a committee meeting Tuesday.

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.

I-20 wrecks injure 4, halt traffic
A series of wrecks Tuesday morning on Interstate 20 near the Appling-Harlem exit injured four people, including one woman who had serious burns to her head.

Voting turnout remains steady

Hasan, Howard head to runoff
Former Richmond County school board President A.K. Hasan received the most votes Tuesday, but he will have to prevail in a runoff election to regain a seat on the board in Super District 9.

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

Bond deal is off table

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Sweeping approval keeps tax in force
A late charge by Augusta business leaders and fear of rising property taxes if the special sales tax program failed might have saved the $160 million package Tuesday,

Seeing red

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Charlie Norwood healing after tumor

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

Despite waiver, revenue is higher

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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.

Charter school's wait may end soon
Months of confusion and delays for Jenkins-White Elementary School's state charter could be settled Thursday, Richmond County school officials said during a committee meeting Tuesday.

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.

Hephzibah votes incumbents out
Hephzibah voters turned out all three incumbents in council voting Tuesday.

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

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.

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Hasan, Howard head to runoff
Former Richmond County school board President A.K. Hasan received the most votes Tuesday, but he will have to prevail in a runoff election to regain a seat on the board in Super District 9.

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

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.

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.

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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.

Kid of the Day
Brianna Rose Rice is today's Kid of the Day.

Across South Carolina

Body parts are stolen from crypt
ATHENS, Ga. - Thieves broke into a 19th century mausoleum at an historic Athens cemetery and stole a skull and other body parts from two of the caskets in the crypt, Athens-Clarke police said.

Across the area

Assessment names canal weeds
An assessment of aquatic weeds in the Savannah River near downtown Augusta has identified at least four unwanted species - two that are native to South America.

Assessment names canal weeds

Two-story school plan approved
School officials in Columbia County unveiled plans for what the system's next middle school will look like at a school board meeting Tuesday.

James, Stoddard selected by voters

Leaders looking toward session
On election day, beneath a low-hanging cloud of fog, politicians and other area officials met in Columbia County early Tuesday for a little breakfast and to listen to their state legislators about the coming legislative session.

Brigham, Rearden will face off again

Soldier is convicted in stabbing
A military judge found a Fort Gordon soldier guilty of attempted murder during a court-martial Tuesday.

Charter school's wait may end soon

Board turns down bond deal
AIKEN - The Aiken County school board voted Tuesday to reject a proposed $36.3 million bond deal between the county and private developers seeking help with infrastructure needs.

Sweeping approval keeps tax in force

Brigham, Rearden will face off again
Two accountants, former county commissioner Jerry Brigham and interim commissioner Roy Rearden, will duke it out again in December for west Augusta's District 7 seat.

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

Bowles is victor with 63 percent
Former government auditor Joe Bowles rode a reform message to victory Tuesday night in the race for Augusta Commission District 3.

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.

Hatney, Handy to compete in runoff
The Augusta Commission's Super District 9 seat for next term remains unfilled after all four candidates failed to win a majority.

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.

Beard defeats DeMello in race
District 1 voters committed to another four years of Commissioner Betty Beard as their city representative.

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.

Runoff pits veteran vs. rookie
Interim Augusta Mayor Willie Mays and political newcomer Deke Copenhaver will face each other in a runoff for mayor Dec. 6.

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

Kid of the Day
Brianna Rose Rice 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Mayor, sales tax issue are now in voters' hands

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

Group wants to save history of old school

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

Across the area
Voters elected C.H. Williams mayor in Burnettown on Tuesday night. The unofficial results listed Mr. Williams as the victor with 217 votes.

Man charged with bomb threat to school

Assessment names canal weeds
An assessment of aquatic weeds in the Savannah River near downtown Augusta has identified at least four unwanted species - two that are native to South America.

Leaders looking toward session

Girlfriend shot at man, police say

Smell, touch the roses

Grovetown picks Stoddard, James
Two longtime Grovetown public servants won seats on the city council in Tuesday's election.

Runoff pits veteran vs. rookie

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.

Board turns down bond deal

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.

Soldier is convicted in stabbing

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

Hephzibah votes incumbents out

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.

Instructors drive point differently

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.

Kid of the Day

Three fires in three days raise suspicion

Hatney, Handy to compete in runoff

Williams' sentence begins after arrest

Across Georgia

Columbia County, towns feud over issues

Hasan, Howard head to runoff

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I-20 wrecks injure 4, halt traffic

Street project gains momentum
A move expected to alleviate traffic near the Greenbrier schools complex is progressing, with county officials saying they now only need permit approval to start intersection work for a planned route there.

Street project gains momentum

Leaders looking toward session
On election day, beneath a low-hanging cloud of fog, politicians and other area officials met in Columbia County early Tuesday for a little breakfast and to listen to their state legislators about the coming legislative session.

Two-story school plan approved

Body parts are stolen from crypt
ATHENS, Ga. - Thieves broke into a 19th century mausoleum at an historic Athens cemetery and stole a skull and other body parts from two of the caskets in the crypt, Athens-Clarke police said.

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Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Gonorrhea has fallen to the lowest level on record in the United States, while the rates of other sexually transmitted diseases - syphilis and chlamydia - are rising, federal health officials said Tuesday.

Man gets three life sentences in slaying
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A man accused of the 2000 rape and slaying of a 14-year-old St. Marys girl was sentenced to three life sentences Monday, after agreeing to a plea bargain several hours before opening arguments were scheduled to begin in the death penalty case.

Soldier is convicted in stabbing
A military judge found a Fort Gordon soldier guilty of attempted murder during a court-martial Tuesday.

Body parts are stolen from crypt

Brigham, Rearden will face off again
Two accountants, former county commissioner Jerry Brigham and interim commissioner Roy Rearden, will duke it out again in December for west Augusta's District 7 seat.

Beard defeats DeMello in race

James, Stoddard selected by voters
Two longtime Grovetown public servants won seats on the city council in Tuesday's election.

News you can use

News you can use
ASU performance: The choir and orchestra at Augusta State University will perform Schubert's Mass in G at 8 p.m. in the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way.

Man gets three life sentences in slaying

Sweeping approval keeps tax in force
A late charge by Augusta business leaders and fear of rising property taxes if the special sales tax program failed might have saved the $160 million package Tuesday,

Bowles is victor with 63 percent

Runoff pits veteran vs. rookie
Interim Augusta Mayor Willie Mays and political newcomer Deke Copenhaver will face each other in a runoff for mayor Dec. 6.

Grovetown picks Stoddard, James

Bowles is victor with 63 percent
Former government auditor Joe Bowles rode a reform message to victory Tuesday night in the race for Augusta Commission District 3.

Holland wins by 12-vote margin

Beard defeats DeMello in race
District 1 voters committed to another four years of Commissioner Betty Beard as their city representative.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - No charges have been filed and an investigation continues into the weekend all-terrain vehicle accident that claimed the lives of two young cousins, Horry County police said Tuesday.

Board turns down bond deal
AIKEN - The Aiken County school board voted Tuesday to reject a proposed $36.3 million bond deal between the county and private developers seeking help with infrastructure needs.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Gonorrhea has fallen to the lowest level on record in the United States, while the rates of other sexually transmitted diseases - syphilis and chlamydia - are rising, federal health officials said Tuesday.

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 the area
Voters elected C.H. Williams mayor in Burnettown on Tuesday night. The unofficial results listed Mr. Williams as the victor with 217 votes.

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.

Believe it or not: Dogs root for Spurrier
ATHENS, Ga. - Chicken Little premiered in theaters over the weekend, but alarmists have been fearing a falling sky for months.

Believe it or not: Dogs root for Spurrier
ATHENS, Ga. - Chicken Little premiered in theaters over the weekend, but alarmists have been fearing a falling sky for months.

Harry, Kong lead Hollywood's hopes to finish with a bang
LOS ANGELES - Harry Potter doesn't just have the fate of the magical world on his shoulders. This time, the teen wizard's trying to save Hollywood, too.

50 Cent delivers version of life story
NEW YORK - The story of 50 Cent being shot nine times has been repeated so often it's become pop folklore, told again and again through his hit songs, videos, cameo appearances, recent autobiography - and now, his new movie.

50 Cent delivers version of life story
NEW YORK - The story of 50 Cent being shot nine times has been repeated so often it's become pop folklore, told again and again through his hit songs, videos, cameo appearances, recent autobiography - and now, his new movie.

AP Review: 'Get Rich or Die Tryin"
As Eminem's protege, 50 Cent got the entree to rap superstardom and all the automatic wealth, fame and cred that go along with it.

Q&A: 50 Cent on love and tears
NEW YORK - Chances are you've seen 50 Cent's buff body, bullet wounds and tattoos. Get ready to see another side of the Queens-born rapper: his backside.

Q&A: 50 Cent on love and tears

AP Review: 'Get Rich or Die Tryin"
As Eminem's protege, 50 Cent got the entree to rap superstardom and all the automatic wealth, fame and cred that go along with it.

AP Review: 'Get Rich or Die Tryin"

Q&A: 50 Cent on love and tears
NEW YORK - Chances are you've seen 50 Cent's buff body, bullet wounds and tattoos. Get ready to see another side of the Queens-born rapper: his backside.

Harry, Kong lead Hollywood's hopes to finish with a bang

50 Cent delivers version of life story

Harry, Kong lead Hollywood's hopes to finish with a bang
LOS ANGELES - Harry Potter doesn't just have the fate of the magical world on his shoulders. This time, the teen wizard's trying to save Hollywood, too.

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'

Led Zeppelin, Russian conductor share Polar Music Prize

Duran Duran DVD shows they're worthy of longevity

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.

Duran Duran DVD shows they're worthy of longevity

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

Duran Duran DVD shows they're worthy of longevity

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

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.

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.

McMurray released from Ganassi

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.

Owens' season finished

At halfway, Redskins are in the hunt

Mora feels encouraged by rookie contributions

Colts get over hump

Cowboys not really excited to avoid Owens

Owens issues apology to Eagles

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Overtime

Overtime

Klitschko might get chance to defend title

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

Overtime
In Melbourne, Australia, two-time champion Lleyton Hewitt withdrew from the Masters Cup in Shanghai because of the pending birth of his first child and was replaced Tuesday by ninth-ranked Gaston Gaudio.

Overtime
In Melbourne, Australia, two-time champion Lleyton Hewitt withdrew from the Masters Cup in Shanghai because of the pending birth of his first child and was replaced Tuesday by ninth-ranked Gaston Gaudio.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Owens issues apology to Eagles
MOORESTOWN, N.J. - A contrite Terrell Owens, hoping to overturn his dismissal from the Philadelphia Eagles, on Tuesday apologized to coach Andy Reid, quarterback Donovan McNabb, the team's owner and president, and fans.

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.

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.

Cowboys not really excited to avoid Owens
IRVING, Texas - When Dallas Cowboys tight end Dan Campbell heard that the Philadelphia Eagles were getting rid of Terrell Owens, he groaned.

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.

Owens issues apology to Eagles
MOORESTOWN, N.J. - A contrite Terrell Owens, hoping to overturn his dismissal from the Philadelphia Eagles, on Tuesday apologized to coach Andy Reid, quarterback Donovan McNabb, the team's owner and president, and fans.

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.

Cowboys not really excited to avoid Owens
IRVING, Texas - When Dallas Cowboys tight end Dan Campbell heard that the Philadelphia Eagles were getting rid of Terrell Owens, he groaned.

Believe it or not: Dogs root for Spurrier

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.

Sela Ward brings heart to 'House'
LOS ANGELES - Sela Ward has won two Emmys for playing heartfelt roles on relationship shows. So what's the star of the emotional family dramas "Sisters" and "Once and Again" doing on the cynical medical drama "House"?

Sela Ward brings heart to 'House'

Sela Ward brings heart to 'House'
LOS ANGELES - Sela Ward has won two Emmys for playing heartfelt roles on relationship shows. So what's the star of the emotional family dramas "Sisters" and "Once and Again" doing on the cynical medical drama "House"?

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.

Blurring lines between entertainment and news on 'West Wing', 'SportsCenter'
NEW YORK - An on-screen NBC News identifier for a fictional debate on "The West Wing" and a "news conference" by a fake Boston Red Sox executive on ESPN show how fuzzy the lines between news and entertainment have become.

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.

Networks to offer replays of prime-time shows
NEW YORK - CBS and NBC have announced deals to offer replays of prime-time programs for 99 cents per episode, shifting television toward a sales model that gained popularity with downloaded music.

Networks to offer replays of prime-time shows
NEW YORK - CBS and NBC have announced deals to offer replays of prime-time programs for 99 cents per episode, shifting television toward a sales model that gained popularity with downloaded music.

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

Networks to offer replays of prime-time shows

Who won 'West Wing' live debate?

Blurring lines between entertainment and news on 'West Wing', 'SportsCenter'

Blurring lines between entertainment and news on 'West Wing', 'SportsCenter'
NEW YORK - An on-screen NBC News identifier for a fictional debate on "The West Wing" and a "news conference" by a fake Boston Red Sox executive on ESPN show how fuzzy the lines between news and entertainment have become.

People in the news

Stern taken off the air after promoting move to Sirius

'Skeleton Key' actress to go to court over skinny photos

The Top Five

Bulldogs defenders' injuries have healed
ATHENS, Ga. - The reinforcements are coming just in time for Georgia's defense.

Shockley returns for Bulldogs' big game
ATHENS, Ga. - D.J. Shockley has watched plenty of games from the sideline. After all, he spent nearly his entire Georgia career as a backup.

Bulldogs defenders' injuries have healed
ATHENS, Ga. - The reinforcements are coming just in time for Georgia's defense.

Shockley returns for Bulldogs' big game

Bulldogs defenders' injuries have healed

Shockley returns for Bulldogs' big game
ATHENS, Ga. - D.J. Shockley has watched plenty of games from the sideline. After all, he spent nearly his entire Georgia career as a backup.

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.

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?

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

The big pay-off

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.

Disasters not end of world

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

Question of the week

My Style

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.

Spotted

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

Driver's test isn't that bad

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Xtreme calendar

Final decision on college can't hinge on scholarship

Around the block

Recreation calendar

Inaugural class is inducted into sports hall of fame

Applefest lights up eyes of patrons at church event

Calendar

'New Nutcracker' dances get more twists

Meetings

Church bazaar helps fill Christmas lists

New vehicles are ordered for sheriff's department

Reunions

School lunch menus

Semifinalist for scholarship has plans to 'help sick babies'

Rosemary Hall's opulent features are well preserved

Graves reveal living history of Graniteville