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

Correction
In a photo caption on the front page of the Nov. 2 Carolina Chronicle, Lisa Williams should have been listed as the owner of the CSRA Life Saver animal clinic. The Chronicle regrets the error.

Planetarium will direct its telescope toward Mars
A familiar chant arises from the audience after many presentations at the DuPont Planetarium, Neil E. Miller said.

Farmers market
The Aiken County Farmers Market, at Williamsburg Street and Richland Avenue, sells fresh produce daily, depending on weather, from about 8:30 a.m. until vendors are sold out. Call 643-4660.

Former Marine will get league honor
After old war wounds ended his military and then business careers, Ed Hammons began a career of community service.

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

Aiken County detention center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Oct. 27-30 and Nov. 1-3. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Correction
In a photo caption on the front page of the Nov. 2 Carolina Chronicle, Lisa Williams should have been listed as the owner of the CSRA Life Saver animal clinic. The Chronicle regrets the error.

Adult literacy sites
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

Across the river
MCG MINI-MEDICAL SCHOOL: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday; School of Dentistry auditorium, room 1020, Medical College of Georgia, 1120 15th St.; gastroenterologists Robert Schade and Sherman Chamberlain will discuss inflammatory bowel disease, constipation, capsule endoscopy and colon cancer; $10 payable at lecture; free for high school students with identification; 721-3967

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

Adult literacy sites
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

'Vanities' character is stretch for actress's theater premiere
In her debut with the Aiken Community Playhouse, Jamie Turner is playing her exact opposite.

Events
LEGACY SCULPTURE AND GARDEN: Outdoor Education Center, two miles of hiking trails, wetlands habitat and a pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, guided group and weekend tours by appointment; www.nwtf.org

Across the river
MCG MINI-MEDICAL SCHOOL: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday; School of Dentistry auditorium, room 1020, Medical College of Georgia, 1120 15th St.; gastroenterologists Robert Schade and Sherman Chamberlain will discuss inflammatory bowel disease, constipation, capsule endoscopy and colon cancer; $10 payable at lecture; free for high school students with identification; 721-3967

Recreation centers
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

Bridge Results
CSRA Bridge Results Oct, 31 - Nov. 5

Pet of the week
Janna, 10-week-old female mixed breed, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are held at PETsMART in Aiken from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and at PETsMART in Augusta from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. Pets can be seen in their foster homes. For more information, visit www.mollys militia.org or call (803) 640-2068, or (706) 364-7334.

Farmers market
The Aiken County Farmers Market, at Williamsburg Street and Richland Avenue, sells fresh produce daily, depending on weather, from about 8:30 a.m. until vendors are sold out. Call 643-4660.

Recycling centers
- To raise money for burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has recycling sites for aluminum cans at the Belvedere Fire Department on U.S. Highway 25, Langley Fire Department on South Carolina Highway 421, and Aiken Department of Public Safety stations No. 2 on Silver Bluff Road and No. 3 on U.S. Highway 78.

Writer to discuss Southern culture
Author John Shelton Reed says he didn't think much about his Southern roots until he left them behind.

This week
The Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society meeting: 3 p.m. today; the Lynch Building annex of the Tompkins Library, 104 Courthouse Square, Edgefield, S.C.; Robert Bentley, a retired journalist, will speak; refreshments; 637-4010

Boxer getting an education outside of ring
Although Carl "Josh" Durden has won a national title and numerous state and regional boxing titles, his most recent win didn't come in the ring.

Aiken County detention center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Oct. 27-30 and Nov. 1-3. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Recreation centers
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

Around the block
Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society will meet at 3 p.m. today in the Lynch Building annex of the Tompkins Library, 104 Courthouse Square, Edgefield, S.C. Robert Bentley, a retired journalist, will speak. Refreshments will be served. Call 637-4010.

Quilters create bonds while helping children
Some of the women worked in pairs, while others labored alone; however, the quilters at Shiloh Baptist Church on Monday morning shared a common goal.

Bridge Results
CSRA Bridge Results Oct, 31 - Nov. 5

Pet of the week
Janna, 10-week-old female mixed breed, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are held at PETsMART in Aiken from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and at PETsMART in Augusta from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. Pets can be seen in their foster homes. For more information, visit www.mollys militia.org or call (803) 640-2068, or (706) 364-7334.

Library hours
AIKEN COUNTY

Events
LEGACY SCULPTURE AND GARDEN: Outdoor Education Center, two miles of hiking trails, wetlands habitat and a pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, guided group and weekend tours by appointment; www.nwtf.org

Boxer getting an education outside of ring
Although Carl "Josh" Durden has won a national title and numerous state and regional boxing titles, his most recent win didn't come in the ring.

This week
The Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society meeting: 3 p.m. today; the Lynch Building annex of the Tompkins Library, 104 Courthouse Square, Edgefield, S.C.; Robert Bentley, a retired journalist, will speak; refreshments; 637-4010

State has increased monitoring of pumps
Think you were shorted at the gasoline pump the last time you filled up?

Around the block
Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society will meet at 3 p.m. today in the Lynch Building annex of the Tompkins Library, 104 Courthouse Square, Edgefield, S.C. Robert Bentley, a retired journalist, will speak. Refreshments will be served. Call 637-4010.

Planetarium will direct its telescope toward Mars
A familiar chant arises from the audience after many presentations at the DuPont Planetarium, Neil E. Miller said.

State has increased monitoring of pumps
Think you were shorted at the gasoline pump the last time you filled up?

Writer to discuss Southern culture
Author John Shelton Reed says he didn't think much about his Southern roots until he left them behind.

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

Former Marine will get league honor
After old war wounds ended his military and then business careers, Ed Hammons began a career of community service.

Library hours
AIKEN COUNTY

'Vanities' character is stretch for actress's theater premiere
In her debut with the Aiken Community Playhouse, Jamie Turner is playing her exact opposite.

Quilters create bonds while helping children
Some of the women worked in pairs, while others labored alone; however, the quilters at Shiloh Baptist Church on Monday morning shared a common goal.

Recycling centers
- To raise money for burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has recycling sites for aluminum cans at the Belvedere Fire Department on U.S. Highway 25, Langley Fire Department on South Carolina Highway 421, and Aiken Department of Public Safety stations No. 2 on Silver Bluff Road and No. 3 on U.S. Highway 78.

Beattie has made big trades before
BOSTON - Trading away a Dominican star wouldn't faze Jim Beattie. As general manager of the Expos, he once sent Pedro Martinez packing from Montreal.

Beattie has made big trades before

Beattie has made big trades before
BOSTON - Trading away a Dominican star wouldn't faze Jim Beattie. As general manager of the Expos, he once sent Pedro Martinez packing from Montreal.

Home repairs keep owners on their toes

Mia Sydney Muckenfuss

Kayla Christine Parham
Nathaniel Andrew and Jessica Christine Parham of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kayla Christine, born October 31, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Sasha Nicole Harden
Ernest Gary and Audrey Duffy Harden, Jr. of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sasha Nicole, born August 30, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kaylee Ann Jackson

Antoniya Lashonda Climons
Broderick Antonio and Antoinette Howard Climons of Thomson are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Antoniya Lashonda, born October 27, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kayla Christine Parham

Carlos Delacruz- Taylor

Alexa Lynne Watson
Brad and Lori Beranek Watson of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Alexa Lynne, born October 25, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Trenton McKay Thompson
T.J. and Carrie Ann Thompson of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Trenton McKay, born October 27, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Zachary Paul Locklair
Paul Methea and Stacey C. Locklair III of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Zachary Paul, born October 26, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kaylee Ann Jackson
Mark Edward and Vanessa Leslie Jackson of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylee Ann, born October 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Antoniya Lashonda Climons
Broderick Antonio and Antoinette Howard Climons of Thomson are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Antoniya Lashonda, born October 27, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Sarah Grace Speering

Alexa Lynne Watson
Brad and Lori Beranek Watson of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Alexa Lynne, born October 25, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mia Sydney Muckenfuss
Julia Clark and Paul Muckenfuss, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Mia Sydney, born October 30, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Slaton Timothy Ragsdale

Kaylee Ann Jackson
Mark Edward and Vanessa Leslie Jackson of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylee Ann, born October 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Sarah Grace Speering
Russell and Kimberly Speering of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Grace, born October 28, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Christopher Alan Roberts
Jason and Holly Roberts of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Christopher Alan, born October 25, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Slaton Timothy Ragsdale
Tim and Karli Ragsdale of Barnwell are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Slaton Timothy, born October 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 7:05 p.m., weighed 9 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21 Ú inches long. Proud grandparents are Carlton and Debra Lemmond of Barnwell and Larry and Sherry Fannon of Elizabethton, Tenn. He was welcomed home by big sister, Sims Kathryn, 4.

Kayla Christine Parham
Nathaniel Andrew and Jessica Christine Parham of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kayla Christine, born October 31, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Elijah Andrew Almeter
Michael and Holly Harris Almeter of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Elijah Andrew, born September 8, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Elijah Andrew Almeter
Michael and Holly Harris Almeter of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Elijah Andrew, born September 8, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Christopher Alan Roberts
Jason and Holly Roberts of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Christopher Alan, born October 25, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Trenton McKay Thompson
T.J. and Carrie Ann Thompson of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Trenton McKay, born October 27, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Mia Sydney Muckenfuss
Julia Clark and Paul Muckenfuss, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Mia Sydney, born October 30, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Slaton Timothy Ragsdale
Tim and Karli Ragsdale of Barnwell are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Slaton Timothy, born October 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 7:05 p.m., weighed 9 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21 Ú inches long. Proud grandparents are Carlton and Debra Lemmond of Barnwell and Larry and Sherry Fannon of Elizabethton, Tenn. He was welcomed home by big sister, Sims Kathryn, 4.

Zachary Paul Locklair
Paul Methea and Stacey C. Locklair III of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Zachary Paul, born October 26, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Sasha Nicole Harden
Ernest Gary and Audrey Duffy Harden, Jr. of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sasha Nicole, born August 30, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Elijah Andrew Almeter

Antoniya Lashonda Climons

Christopher Alan Roberts

Zachary Paul Locklair

Sarah Grace Speering
Russell and Kimberly Speering of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Grace, born October 28, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Hailey Nicole McCammon

Carlos Delacruz- Taylor
Pepito Delacruz and Grace Taylor Abrigo of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Carlos Delacruz-Taylor, born October 28, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Trenton McKay Thompson

Hailey Nicole McCammon
Charles and April McCammon of Jackson are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Nicole, born October 28, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Sasha Nicole Harden

Hailey Nicole McCammon
Charles and April McCammon of Jackson are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Nicole, born October 28, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Carlos Delacruz- Taylor
Pepito Delacruz and Grace Taylor Abrigo of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Carlos Delacruz-Taylor, born October 28, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Alexa Lynne Watson

Trend in retail centers is evolving from malls to open-air lifestyle venues
LIFESTYLE - A way of life that reflects the attitudes and values of a person or group.

On the move
Lawyer Chad Medlin has joined the law offices of Buddy Dallas. He was previously employed by Augusta-Richmond County. The Evans resident will focus on domestic relations and criminal defense.

School offers tools for startup success
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The University of St. Thomas is trying to give the creator of the next Microsoft or Best Buy a leg up on competitors with its new Schulze School of Entrepreneurship.

School offers tools for startup success

School offers tools for startup success
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The University of St. Thomas is trying to give the creator of the next Microsoft or Best Buy a leg up on competitors with its new Schulze School of Entrepreneurship.

The downsides of stock buybacks

Business calendar
Monday: SuCCess Columbia County Style, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce networking meeting; 5 p.m.; The Family Y, 3570 Wheeler Road; chamber members free, nonmembers $10; R.S.V.P. at 860-4735 or tcarroll@columbiacountychamber.com.

Rough October for video game industry

On the move

Rough October for video game industry
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Video game makers saw sales slump dramatically in October, but analysts still expect the industry to end the year with record-breaking sales after the busy holiday season, according to market research firm NPD Group.

On the move
Lawyer Chad Medlin has joined the law offices of Buddy Dallas. He was previously employed by Augusta-Richmond County. The Evans resident will focus on domestic relations and criminal defense.

The downsides of stock buybacks
NEW YORK - Stock buybacks are all the rage these days. Companies are on a record-setting pace in announcing share repurchases this year and they are out in force touting all the benefits that investors will get from them.

Kinko's founder didn't copy a business model
DALLAS - A lot of entrepreneurs dream of launching a business built around their hobbies or favorite pastimes.

The downsides of stock buybacks
NEW YORK - Stock buybacks are all the rage these days. Companies are on a record-setting pace in announcing share repurchases this year and they are out in force touting all the benefits that investors will get from them.

Business calendar
Monday: SuCCess Columbia County Style, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce networking meeting; 5 p.m.; The Family Y, 3570 Wheeler Road; chamber members free, nonmembers $10; R.S.V.P. at 860-4735 or tcarroll@columbiacountychamber.com.

Rough October for video game industry
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Video game makers saw sales slump dramatically in October, but analysts still expect the industry to end the year with record-breaking sales after the busy holiday season, according to market research firm NPD Group.

Kinko's founder didn't copy a business model
DALLAS - A lot of entrepreneurs dream of launching a business built around their hobbies or favorite pastimes.

Kinko's founder didn't copy a business model

Trend in retail centers is evolving from malls to open-air lifestyle venues
LIFESTYLE - A way of life that reflects the attitudes and values of a person or group.

Trend in retail centers is evolving from malls to open-air lifestyle venues

Business calendar

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for November 13, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for November 13, 2005.

Nice candidates always finish last

Nice candidates always finish last
So what did happen to Tommy Boyles in the mayor's race?

Nice candidates always finish last
So what did happen to Tommy Boyles in the mayor's race?

Florida State finds ACC not so easy
CLEMSON, S.C. - It's come to this for Florida State in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Clemson cornerback Tye Hill barking "You're in the big-time now!" to Seminoles freshman receiver Fred Rouse as the Tigers rolled to a 35-14 win Saturday.

Fan enjoys profitable day

Fan enjoys profitable day
CLEMSON, S.C. - Before Saturday, Chris Bostic was a $10-an-hour landscaper whose favorite football memories were running for touchdowns in Pee Wee football.

Tommy's Tigers triumph
CLEMSON, S.C. - Charlie Whitehurst's shoulder still hurt this week. But the Clemson quarterback was not going to miss Senior Day and a chance to beat Florida State.

Florida State finds ACC not so easy
CLEMSON, S.C. - It's come to this for Florida State in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Clemson cornerback Tye Hill barking "You're in the big-time now!" to Seminoles freshman receiver Fred Rouse as the Tigers rolled to a 35-14 win Saturday.

Fan enjoys profitable day
CLEMSON, S.C. - Before Saturday, Chris Bostic was a $10-an-hour landscaper whose favorite football memories were running for touchdowns in Pee Wee football.

Florida State finds ACC not so easy

Tommy's Tigers triumph
CLEMSON, S.C. - Charlie Whitehurst's shoulder still hurt this week. But the Clemson quarterback was not going to miss Senior Day and a chance to beat Florida State.

Tommy's Tigers triumph

Southern Conference roundup
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Daric Carter ran for 68 yards and two touchdowns to lead Furman to a 34-21 win over Wofford on Saturday.

LSU emerges from SEC West pack
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - LSU coach Les Miles never lost faith, even with a 10-0 halftime deficit to Alabama and an offense that had produced scant yards.

LSU emerges from SEC West pack
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - LSU coach Les Miles never lost faith, even with a 10-0 halftime deficit to Alabama and an offense that had produced scant yards.

Russo: Spurrier and Meyer, study in contrasts

Tide washed away by Tigers

LSU emerges from SEC West pack

Southern Conference roundup

Defending Division II champs upset in first round
VALDOSTA, Ga. - Vinnie Saylor threw a pair of touchdown passes, and DeMarcus Blount scored twice to lead North Alabama to a 40-13 victory over Valdosta State on Saturday, eliminating the defending national champions in the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs.

Russo: Spurrier and Meyer, study in contrasts
On one side was Steve Spurrier, basking in his latest small miracle. With a 7-3 record, he is beloved in South Carolina in a way that was no longer possible when he left Florida three years ago.

Tide washed away by Tigers
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama's defense couldn't bail out the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide this time - or rescue its national title hopes.

Russo: Spurrier and Meyer, study in contrasts
On one side was Steve Spurrier, basking in his latest small miracle. With a 7-3 record, he is beloved in South Carolina in a way that was no longer possible when he left Florida three years ago.

Tide washed away by Tigers
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama's defense couldn't bail out the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide this time - or rescue its national title hopes.

Defending Division II champs upset in first round
VALDOSTA, Ga. - Vinnie Saylor threw a pair of touchdown passes, and DeMarcus Blount scored twice to lead North Alabama to a 40-13 victory over Valdosta State on Saturday, eliminating the defending national champions in the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs.

Southern Conference roundup
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Daric Carter ran for 68 yards and two touchdowns to lead Furman to a 34-21 win over Wofford on Saturday.

Defending Division II champs upset in first round

Ruling imperils parental rights
So you believe you have the right to control the sex education of your children? No way, says a far-left California judge whose outrageous ruling was backed up Nov. 2 by the notoriously liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

ANWR hope dealt a setback

Ruling imperils parental rights

Speed up the slow walk to prison
People convicted of felonies in state court are sentenced and marched off to prison to begin serving their time almost immediately.

Speed up the slow walk to prison
People convicted of felonies in state court are sentenced and marched off to prison to begin serving their time almost immediately.

Hankerson: targeted for working well with others?
If there were racial tensions on the Augusta Commission - and there have been - Bobby Hankerson was not part of the problem.

ANWR hope dealt a setback
Our oil refineries took a beating from devastating hurricanes, and gas prices skyrocketed. Now President Bush is taking a beating from poor poll numbers - and lawmakers are seizing on that fact to limit access to our own country's oil.

Ruling imperils parental rights
So you believe you have the right to control the sex education of your children? No way, says a far-left California judge whose outrageous ruling was backed up Nov. 2 by the notoriously liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

ANWR hope dealt a setback
Our oil refineries took a beating from devastating hurricanes, and gas prices skyrocketed. Now President Bush is taking a beating from poor poll numbers - and lawmakers are seizing on that fact to limit access to our own country's oil.

Speed up the slow walk to prison

Hankerson: targeted for working well with others?

Hankerson: targeted for working well with others?
If there were racial tensions on the Augusta Commission - and there have been - Bobby Hankerson was not part of the problem.

Paul McCartney sings live to space station crew
ANAHEIM, Calif. - It was "Good Day Sunshine" for the international space station crew Sunday morning.

Jerry Lewis talks about 'Love Story' with Dean Martin
WASHINGTON - Jerry Lewis wants you to love Dean Martin as much as he did.

Jerry Lewis talks about 'Love Story' with Dean Martin
WASHINGTON - Jerry Lewis wants you to love Dean Martin as much as he did.

Paul McCartney sings live to space station crew
ANAHEIM, Calif. - It was "Good Day Sunshine" for the international space station crew Sunday morning.

Vibe Awards shadowed by last year's scuffle
CULVER CITY, Calif. - Top hip-hop and R&B artists were playing it cool at the third annual Vibe Awards, hoping to avoid a repeat of last year's brawl and stabbing.

Vibe Awards shadowed by last year's scuffle
CULVER CITY, Calif. - Top hip-hop and R&B artists were playing it cool at the third annual Vibe Awards, hoping to avoid a repeat of last year's brawl and stabbing.

50 Cent saddened by fatal shooting
HOMESTEAD, Pa. - 50 Cent said he was saddened by the fatal shooting at a theater where his movie "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" was playing.

People in the news
NEW YORK - Peter Sarsgaard got a new roommate to prepare for his role as a Marine in the Gulf War drama "Jarhead."

50 Cent saddened by fatal shooting
HOMESTEAD, Pa. - 50 Cent said he was saddened by the fatal shooting at a theater where his movie "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" was playing.

People in the news
NEW YORK - Peter Sarsgaard got a new roommate to prepare for his role as a Marine in the Gulf War drama "Jarhead."

Traditional favorites and new delights highlight menu
Before you head to the supermarket to stock up on holiday staples, take a moment to reflect on the state of your recipe collection.

Traditional favorites and new delights highlight menu

Traditional favorites and new delights highlight menu
Before you head to the supermarket to stock up on holiday staples, take a moment to reflect on the state of your recipe collection.

Eagles glide easily to win
STATESBORO, Ga. - No one chewed their fingernails. No pacemakers worked overtime. No sweat was lost.

Eagles glide easily to win
STATESBORO, Ga. - No one chewed their fingernails. No pacemakers worked overtime. No sweat was lost.

Georgia Tech notebook
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Georgia Tech's defense isn't invincible after all.

Hagans leads Virginia past Georgia Tech
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia claims to be the state for lovers. Evidently not Georgia Tech lovers.

Georgia Tech notebook
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Georgia Tech's defense isn't invincible after all.

Hagans leads Virginia past Georgia Tech
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia claims to be the state for lovers. Evidently not Georgia Tech lovers.

Eagles glide easily to win

Georgia Tech notebook

Hagans leads Virginia past Georgia Tech

Reunions bring out the teenagers in us all

David Howell wins Shanghai title
SHANGHAI, China - David Howell finally felt comfortable while walking the 18th fairway - he no longer had to worry about Tiger Woods.

David Howell wins Shanghai title

Kim wins LPGA Tournament of Champions
MOBILE, Ala. - U.S. Solheim Cup star Christina Kim won her second career title Sunday, closing with a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Australia's Rachel Hetherington in the Mitchell Company LPGA Tournament of Champions.

David Howell wins Shanghai title
SHANGHAI, China - David Howell finally felt comfortable while walking the 18th fairway - he no longer had to worry about Tiger Woods.

Kim wins LPGA Tournament of Champions
MOBILE, Ala. - U.S. Solheim Cup star Christina Kim won her second career title Sunday, closing with a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Australia's Rachel Hetherington in the Mitchell Company LPGA Tournament of Champions.

Huston and Perry win Franklin Templeton Shootout
NAPLES, Fla. - Kenny Perry and John Huston won the Franklin Templeton Shootout on Sunday, combining for a 13-under 59 in the scramble format for a one-stroke victory over Fred Couples and Adam Scott.

Golf roundup

Golf roundup
SHANGHAI, China - Tiger Woods is working his charm in a new market.

Kim wins LPGA Tournament of Champions

Golf roundup
SHANGHAI, China - Tiger Woods is working his charm in a new market.

Huston and Perry win Franklin Templeton Shootout
NAPLES, Fla. - Kenny Perry and John Huston won the Franklin Templeton Shootout on Sunday, combining for a 13-under 59 in the scramble format for a one-stroke victory over Fred Couples and Adam Scott.

Huston and Perry win Franklin Templeton Shootout

Friday's scores

Friday night football rewind

Friday's scores
Britt Cooper rushed for more than 200 yards Friday night, and Christopher Mathis and Derrick Mathis both went over the 100-yard mark as Thomas Jefferson earned a spot in next week's GISA Class A state title game.

Friday night football rewind
On Monday, security cameras at Strom Thurmond High School recorded two starters of the football team carrying bottles of Sunny Delight and Aquafina water.

Friday night football rewind
On Monday, security cameras at Strom Thurmond High School recorded two starters of the football team carrying bottles of Sunny Delight and Aquafina water.

Friday's scores
Britt Cooper rushed for more than 200 yards Friday night, and Christopher Mathis and Derrick Mathis both went over the 100-yard mark as Thomas Jefferson earned a spot in next week's GISA Class A state title game.

Home repairs keep owners on their toes
We all watch shows like This Old House, where wise and skilled carpenters restore century-old dwellings to their previous splendor.

Home repairs keep owners on their toes
We all watch shows like This Old House, where wise and skilled carpenters restore century-old dwellings to their previous splendor.

Elect experienced candidate

What do you mean, 'global warming'?
I have been studying the so-called "Little Ice Age" for more years than most people have even heard of it. I learned that, according to "real scientists," the earth's temperatures oscillate between warm and cold in cycles of about 1,500 years. It has done so 600 times in the past. We are in the middle of the LIA cycle. George W. Kelley Jr., Evans

Elect experienced candidate
As a lifelong resident of Augusta, I would like to express my thoughts as to the upcoming mayoral runoff.Tom Moraetes, Augusta

Mays exemplifies leadership
Now that we are in a mayoral runoff, it is time for all Augusta to make a decision between two men. I would think that qualifications and experience should dictate how the voters make that decision. For that reason, I would like to speak on behalf of Willie Mays.James C. Murray Jr., Augusta

Plame affair reeks of malfeasance

How can you defend McCarthy?
Ann Coulter has an acid pen but it skips a lot ("Loony Clooney defends CBS," Nov. 11). Her pen fails to note that Republican Sens. Ralph Flanders of Vermont, Arthur Watkins of Utah and Margaret Chase Smith of Maine successfully led the efforts in the Senate to censure Sen. Joseph McCarthy for his outrageous behavior that brought discredit to the U.S. Senate. The vote to censure was 66-22.Tom Zwemer, Augusta

President Bush needs our support

President Bush needs our support
I am sick and tired of people criticizing President Bush. He is a wonderful man. We are lucky to have him.Emma Stokes, Augusta

Are the poor exploited?
With abundant resources available in our society, and considering the conditions in our local and national communities, I wonder if the poor are being financially exploited.Brian Green, Augusta

Are the poor exploited?
With abundant resources available in our society, and considering the conditions in our local and national communities, I wonder if the poor are being financially exploited.Brian Green, Augusta

Plame affair reeks of malfeasance
Important and little appreciated facts about the indictment of Lewis Libby: Victor Reilly, Aiken, S.C.

How can you defend McCarthy?
Ann Coulter has an acid pen but it skips a lot ("Loony Clooney defends CBS," Nov. 11). Her pen fails to note that Republican Sens. Ralph Flanders of Vermont, Arthur Watkins of Utah and Margaret Chase Smith of Maine successfully led the efforts in the Senate to censure Sen. Joseph McCarthy for his outrageous behavior that brought discredit to the U.S. Senate. The vote to censure was 66-22.Tom Zwemer, Augusta

What do you mean, 'global warming'?
I have been studying the so-called "Little Ice Age" for more years than most people have even heard of it. I learned that, according to "real scientists," the earth's temperatures oscillate between warm and cold in cycles of about 1,500 years. It has done so 600 times in the past. We are in the middle of the LIA cycle. George W. Kelley Jr., Evans

Judge's behavior was appalling

Judge's behavior was appalling
I had the opportunity to stand before Judge William Jennings III. I found him to be insensitive and arrogant, as well as racist. I repeatedly referred to him as "your honor." I paid $31 for a copy of my court transcript and his behavior was no better than someone in the ghetto.Mattie Mitchell, Augusta

What do you mean, 'global warming'?

Mays exemplifies leadership

Elect experienced candidate
As a lifelong resident of Augusta, I would like to express my thoughts as to the upcoming mayoral runoff.Tom Moraetes, Augusta

President Bush needs our support
I am sick and tired of people criticizing President Bush. He is a wonderful man. We are lucky to have him.Emma Stokes, Augusta

Are the poor exploited?

How can you defend McCarthy?

Judge's behavior was appalling
I had the opportunity to stand before Judge William Jennings III. I found him to be insensitive and arrogant, as well as racist. I repeatedly referred to him as "your honor." I paid $31 for a copy of my court transcript and his behavior was no better than someone in the ghetto.Mattie Mitchell, Augusta

Mays exemplifies leadership
Now that we are in a mayoral runoff, it is time for all Augusta to make a decision between two men. I would think that qualifications and experience should dictate how the voters make that decision. For that reason, I would like to speak on behalf of Willie Mays.James C. Murray Jr., Augusta

Plame affair reeks of malfeasance
Important and little appreciated facts about the indictment of Lewis Libby: Victor Reilly, Aiken, S.C.

Living briefs

Keep introduction of family members simple

When it comes to numbers about ID theft, beware the hype

Ask the Carey Brothers

Review: A stealthy collection of military games

Couple love home's style, location

Nomadic hairstylist deserves following

Cleaning vinyl siding is an easy chore

Accessories ride the wave of portable digital players

Gutters, downspouts, drainage... and more

Cardboard box gets props at Toy Hall of Fame

'Doonesbury' still feisty after 35 years

Baja is luxurious adventure

Living briefs
Xtreme takes a look at how high schools have changed home room over the years.

Gutters, downspouts, drainage... and more
Gene Kelly would probably not be remembered as well for his part in "Singing in the Rain" if the movie set had been equipped with rain gutters.

Gutters, downspouts, drainage... and more
Gene Kelly would probably not be remembered as well for his part in "Singing in the Rain" if the movie set had been equipped with rain gutters.

Keep introduction of family members simple
Dear Carson: I am the adoptive mother of siblings in a third party, open adoption. It's a challenge at times but well worth it for the children's sake. The children's birthdays are a week apart, so we hold only one birthday party. With natural family, my husband's family and my family, you can imagine the number of people that are invited.

Nomadic hairstylist deserves following
Although it's heartbreaking to lose a boyfriend or a husband, there are few things as harrowing as losing your hairdresser. I discovered how much mine meant to me when I almost lost her.

Couple love home's style, location
When Kay and Andrew Lasser moved to the Augusta area from Tulsa, Okla., they settled into a large house in Jones Creek subdivision in Evans. After a few years, they were ready for a smaller space that was closer to downtown.

Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: What is the best way to seal the garage floor?

Window choices far from a clear picture
Homeowners have a dazzling array of windows to choose from when it comes to replacing battered and beaten ones. Wood, vinyl, metal, or clad in double or triple panes with high tech reflective glass -- you name it, window makers offer it.

Nomadic hairstylist deserves following
Although it's heartbreaking to lose a boyfriend or a husband, there are few things as harrowing as losing your hairdresser. I discovered how much mine meant to me when I almost lost her.

Review: A stealthy collection of military games
If you'd like to take a stab at executing a covert operation, bagging enemy combatants or reliving World War II, and if you enjoy purpose and protocol in your gaming experience rather than the endless extermination of most first-person shooters, take a look at adding these military games to your arsenal:

Cleaning vinyl siding is an easy chore
If you're the new sheriff out to clean up the town, there's nothing to it if the town has maintenance-free vinyl siding. All such siding normally needs is a good rinse with a garden hose. But after a few years of wear and tear, you might have to work a mite harder.

'Doonesbury' still feisty after 35 years
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Not long after the dust settled from the Iraqi explosion that took "Doonesbury" comic strip character B.D.'s left leg last year, the Pentagon was on the phone.

When it comes to numbers about ID theft, beware the hype
BOSTON - If some of the numbers being cited about identity theft are to be believed, it's just a matter of time before some unseen cyberhustler steals your name, empties your bank account and wrecks your financial reputation. You can almost hear the maniacal laughter.

Cardboard box gets props at Toy Hall of Fame
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Forget the fancy toy: The box it comes in can be much more fun.

Baja is luxurious adventure
ISLA CARMEN, Mexico - Across the channel, the setting sun turned the sharp, desert mountains of the Baja Peninsula a dusty red as they plunged into the placid blue and turquoise waters of the Gulf of California.

Accessories ride the wave of portable digital players
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sales of accessories for portable digital players are soaring as the gadgets become the latest craze in take-along technology.

Cleaning vinyl siding is an easy chore
If you're the new sheriff out to clean up the town, there's nothing to it if the town has maintenance-free vinyl siding. All such siding normally needs is a good rinse with a garden hose. But after a few years of wear and tear, you might have to work a mite harder.

When it comes to numbers about ID theft, beware the hype
BOSTON - If some of the numbers being cited about identity theft are to be believed, it's just a matter of time before some unseen cyberhustler steals your name, empties your bank account and wrecks your financial reputation. You can almost hear the maniacal laughter.

Keep introduction of family members simple
Dear Carson: I am the adoptive mother of siblings in a third party, open adoption. It's a challenge at times but well worth it for the children's sake. The children's birthdays are a week apart, so we hold only one birthday party. With natural family, my husband's family and my family, you can imagine the number of people that are invited.

Window choices far from a clear picture
Homeowners have a dazzling array of windows to choose from when it comes to replacing battered and beaten ones. Wood, vinyl, metal, or clad in double or triple panes with high tech reflective glass -- you name it, window makers offer it.

Couple love home's style, location
When Kay and Andrew Lasser moved to the Augusta area from Tulsa, Okla., they settled into a large house in Jones Creek subdivision in Evans. After a few years, they were ready for a smaller space that was closer to downtown.

Accessories ride the wave of portable digital players
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sales of accessories for portable digital players are soaring as the gadgets become the latest craze in take-along technology.

Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: What is the best way to seal the garage floor?

'Doonesbury' still feisty after 35 years
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Not long after the dust settled from the Iraqi explosion that took "Doonesbury" comic strip character B.D.'s left leg last year, the Pentagon was on the phone.

Baja is luxurious adventure
ISLA CARMEN, Mexico - Across the channel, the setting sun turned the sharp, desert mountains of the Baja Peninsula a dusty red as they plunged into the placid blue and turquoise waters of the Gulf of California.

Living briefs
Xtreme takes a look at how high schools have changed home room over the years.

Window choices far from a clear picture
Homeowners have a dazzling array of windows to choose from when it comes to replacing battered and beaten ones. Wood, vinyl, metal, or clad in double or triple panes with high tech reflective glass -- you name it, window makers offer it.

Review: A stealthy collection of military games
If you'd like to take a stab at executing a covert operation, bagging enemy combatants or reliving World War II, and if you enjoy purpose and protocol in your gaming experience rather than the endless extermination of most first-person shooters, take a look at adding these military games to your arsenal:

Cardboard box gets props at Toy Hall of Fame
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Forget the fancy toy: The box it comes in can be much more fun.

Augusta rookie goalie closes door this time
The last time Trevor Cunning was in the net for the Augusta Lynx, the game went to a shootout and the Florida Everblades scored on all three of their chances against the rookie.

Augusta rookie goalie closes door this time
The last time Trevor Cunning was in the net for the Augusta Lynx, the game went to a shootout and the Florida Everblades scored on all three of their chances against the rookie.

Augusta rookie goalie closes door this time

Contractors will repair Augusta Diversion Dam
The oldest dam on the Savannah River is getting a facelift of sorts.

Police seek gunmen in slaying of two men outside nightclub

Wreck leaves one person dead, others injured
At least one person is dead after a car wreck occurred near the Burke County line late Saturday night.

Rants and Raves
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March protests use of Tasers
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - About 200 people marched Saturday in Gwinnett County, calling for an end to law enforcement's use of Taser guns like the one used on an inmate who died days later.

Funding may limit growth of schools
While Georgia lawmakers debate how the state will fund schools in the future, Columbia County officials say they are confident any funding formula will take into account their growing student needs.

Across the area
An Augusta woman told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that she was the victim of a home invasion early Saturday, a police report says.

Man valued among county's Democrats
A number of Augustans are mourning the death of a man many considered one of the city's most faithful Democrats.

County to hold partial recount

Kid of the Day

Five questions with Retired Army 1st Sgt. Frank Jenkins Jr.

Ecology lab hanging on despite cuts
JACKSON - Elizabeth Burgess toils daily in a cluttered laboratory, searching for clues that could help find new ways to remove toxic waste.

The week ahead
Through Saturday , some area florists will offer a dozen roses for $10 and two cans of food. The food will be donated to Golden Harvest Food Bank, 3310 Commerce Drive. Participating florists include Cannon House Florists and Gifts, 608 Airport Road, Aiken; Flower Pot, 110 Atomic Road, Jackson; Beryl's Flower Shop, 835 Clearwater Road, North Augusta; and Jim Bush Flower Shop, 501 Martintown Road, North Augusta. Call 736-1199.

Across the southeast
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - A Jacksonville lawyer helped a Connecticut woman win more than $10 million for undergoing a hysterectomy after a false cancer diagnosis, taking on Yale University in a case many lawyers declined.

Builders, buyers flock to 'green' construction
ATLANTA - From its crown moldings to its wraparound porch, the new house emits an atmosphere more of genteel, traditional home than environmentally friendly experiment. More Southern Living than tree hugging.

Rants ands raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Elizabeth Metress, 7, of Grovetown.

County to hold partial recount
The Augusta-Richmond County Board of Elections on Monday will conduct a recount of votes cast in touch-screen early voting precincts after election officials discovered Friday that 27 absentee ballots were not counted Nov. 8.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Jacob Alexander Rice of Augusta.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The General Assembly should have no say in the Medicaid changes Gov. Mark Sanford wants to make, his attorneys said in response to a lawsuit challenging the plan.

Ecology lab hanging on despite cuts

Tougher Web law praised
AIKEN - By many accounts, South Carolina's tough, new law protecting children from Internet sex predators has been a smashing success.

Many officials dodge survey about public's right to know

Struggling Delta faces key week
ATLANTA - A pivotal week is ahead for Delta Air Lines Inc.

Across the southeast

Tougher Web law praised

Librarian makes noise

Park plan raises concerns

Man valued among county's Democrats

Ten Commandments group pays county's legal fees
ATHENS, Ga. - Ten Commandments-Georgia has made its last reimbursement to Barrow County for legal fees the county rang up in battling an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit over a Ten Commandments display in the courthouse.

Struggling Delta faces key week

Across the southeast

Across Georgia

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Authorities are looking into allegations that Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice documents were altered to help juvenile detention facilities pass federal inspections.

Kid of the Day

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Jacob Alexander Rice of Augusta.

The week ahead

Tougher Web law praised
AIKEN - By many accounts, South Carolina's tough, new law protecting children from Internet sex predators has been a smashing success.

Across the area

Police seek gunmen in slaying of two men outside nightclub
Richmond County authorities are searching for a pair of gunmen they said shot two Augusta men to death outside a club early Saturday morning.

Aiken bond issues: Borrowing nears limit

March protests use of Tasers
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - About 200 people marched Saturday in Gwinnett County, calling for an end to law enforcement's use of Taser guns like the one used on an inmate who died days later.

Builder comes home to improve Augusta

Across the area
An Augusta woman told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that she was the victim of a home invasion early Saturday, a police report says.

Across South Carolina

Fire honors worn-out flags
It might seem to an outside observer highly odd for veterans who fought under the Stars and Stripes to set it alight.

Builders, buyers flock to 'green' construction

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Authorities are looking into allegations that Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice documents were altered to help juvenile detention facilities pass federal inspections.

Ten Commandments group pays county's legal fees

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

Across the southeast
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - State officials say a NASCAR comedy starring Will Ferrell now shooting in Charlotte and the NBC series Surface, a sea-monster thriller under production in Wilmington through early next year, are the first fruits of financial incentives lawmakers approved this summer.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A woman who says her granddaughters were abused is suing the state Department of Social Services.

Across the area

Across Georgia
KENNESAW - Family and friends of a 23-year-old police recruit who was accidentally shot at a police academy by an instructor want to build a memorial dog park for her along one of the state's scenic trails.

Contractors will repair Augusta Diversion Dam

Across the area
A 27-year-old Blythe man died late Saturday when he lost control of his pickup while driving on a two-lane country road in Blythe, officials said.

Audit reveals closed-door laws not always followed

Struggling Delta faces key week
ATLANTA - A pivotal week is ahead for Delta Air Lines Inc.

Across South Carolina

Across the area
A 27-year-old Blythe man died late Saturday when he lost control of his pickup while driving on a two-lane country road in Blythe, officials said.

Builder comes home to improve Augusta
For Allen Collier, the streets of Augusta evoke mixed emotions.

Man valued among county's Democrats
A number of Augustans are mourning the death of a man many considered one of the city's most faithful Democrats.

The week ahead
Through Saturday , some area florists will offer a dozen roses for $10 and two cans of food. The food will be donated to Golden Harvest Food Bank, 3310 Commerce Drive. Participating florists include Cannon House Florists and Gifts, 608 Airport Road, Aiken; Flower Pot, 110 Atomic Road, Jackson; Beryl's Flower Shop, 835 Clearwater Road, North Augusta; and Jim Bush Flower Shop, 501 Martintown Road, North Augusta. Call 736-1199.

Librarian makes noise
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - If there is a Ten Commandments for libraries, Scott Routsong breaks the one that says, "Thou shalt be quiet."

News you can use

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A woman who says her granddaughters were abused is suing the state Department of Social Services.

Medicare offices deluged with questions

Ten Commandments group pays county's legal fees
ATHENS, Ga. - Ten Commandments-Georgia has made its last reimbursement to Barrow County for legal fees the county rang up in battling an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit over a Ten Commandments display in the courthouse.

Rants ands raves

Across Georgia
KENNESAW - Family and friends of a 23-year-old police recruit who was accidentally shot at a police academy by an instructor want to build a memorial dog park for her along one of the state's scenic trails.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The General Assembly should have no say in the Medicaid changes Gov. Mark Sanford wants to make, his attorneys said in response to a lawsuit challenging the plan.

Across the area
A 27-year-old Blythe man died late Saturday when he lost control of his pickup while driving on a two-lane country road in Blythe, officials said.

Across the area
An Augusta woman told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that she was the victim of a home invasion early Saturday, a police report says.

Many officials dodge survey about public's right to know
ABBEVILLE, S.C. - Ask many city or county officials in South Carolina about open meetings and open records, and you're likely to be met with fear or suspicion; and in some places, officials are seemingly ignorant of the requirements of the law.

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Aiken bond issues: Borrowing nears limit
AIKEN - A proposed $36.3 million bond deal between the Aiken County Council and private developers has made waves in recent weeks, attracting protest from hundreds.

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

Builders, buyers flock to 'green' construction
ATLANTA - From its crown moldings to its wraparound porch, the new house emits an atmosphere more of genteel, traditional home than environmentally friendly experiment. More Southern Living than tree hugging.

Audit reveals closed-door laws not always followed
COLUMBIA - A quarter of elected officials in a statewide survey say they've broken state law by letting their closed-door session stray beyond what they promised the public they would discuss while out of sight and earshot.

Librarian makes noise
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - If there is a Ten Commandments for libraries, Scott Routsong breaks the one that says, "Thou shalt be quiet."

Park plan raises concerns
Columbia County Commission members have said they think it's a move that will only save county taxpayers money: allowing a Family Y to locate in a planned county park.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Fire honors worn-out flags
It might seem to an outside observer highly odd for veterans who fought under the Stars and Stripes to set it alight.

Ecology lab hanging on despite cuts
JACKSON - Elizabeth Burgess toils daily in a cluttered laboratory, searching for clues that could help find new ways to remove toxic waste.

Medicare offices deluged with questions
Carolyn Richardson has heard it all. As a GeorgiaCares program assistant at the Area Agency on Aging in Augusta, she has been fielding countless phone calls from all kinds of Medicare recipients confused about the forthcoming Part D prescription drug programs.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Elizabeth Metress, 7, of Grovetown.

Homes' revival stirs public-policy issues
Joseph Moore's American dream was pulled by a tractor trailer to his 1-acre tract in rural Richmond County.

Five questions with Retired Army 1st Sgt. Frank Jenkins Jr.
Retired Army 1st Sgt. Frank Jenkins Jr. served his country from 1955 to 1982. On Friday, he attended the CSRA-Augusta 2005 Veterans Day Parade, where a new generation of brave young men and women came out to honor his, and his fellow veterans', service to the United States of America.

Contractors will repair Augusta Diversion Dam
The oldest dam on the Savannah River is getting a facelift of sorts.

Builder comes home to improve Augusta
For Allen Collier, the streets of Augusta evoke mixed emotions.

County to hold partial recount
The Augusta-Richmond County Board of Elections on Monday will conduct a recount of votes cast in touch-screen early voting precincts after election officials discovered Friday that 27 absentee ballots were not counted Nov. 8.

Fire honors worn-out flags

Audit reveals closed-door laws not always followed
COLUMBIA - A quarter of elected officials in a statewide survey say they've broken state law by letting their closed-door session stray beyond what they promised the public they would discuss while out of sight and earshot.

March protests use of Tasers

Police seek gunmen in slaying of two men outside nightclub
Richmond County authorities are searching for a pair of gunmen they said shot two Augusta men to death outside a club early Saturday morning.

Where we live

Rants ands raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia

Aiken bond issues: Borrowing nears limit
AIKEN - A proposed $36.3 million bond deal between the Aiken County Council and private developers has made waves in recent weeks, attracting protest from hundreds.

Homes' revival stirs public-policy issues

Medicare offices deluged with questions
Carolyn Richardson has heard it all. As a GeorgiaCares program assistant at the Area Agency on Aging in Augusta, she has been fielding countless phone calls from all kinds of Medicare recipients confused about the forthcoming Part D prescription drug programs.

Funding may limit growth of schools
While Georgia lawmakers debate how the state will fund schools in the future, Columbia County officials say they are confident any funding formula will take into account their growing student needs.

Park plan raises concerns
Columbia County Commission members have said they think it's a move that will only save county taxpayers money: allowing a Family Y to locate in a planned county park.

Hearing held in case against dentist
At the end of a day long hearing today for a suburban Atlanta dentist, nothing was decided, although new details of two women in Dr. Barton Corbin's life were revealed.

Five questions with Retired Army 1st Sgt. Frank Jenkins Jr.
Retired Army 1st Sgt. Frank Jenkins Jr. served his country from 1955 to 1982. On Friday, he attended the CSRA-Augusta 2005 Veterans Day Parade, where a new generation of brave young men and women came out to honor his, and his fellow veterans', service to the United States of America.

E-Z-Go workers sent home after fire
Several workers at Augusta's E-Z-Go plant were sent home this afternoon after one of the plant's manufacturing buildings caught fire just before noon, according to officials.

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Many officials dodge survey about public's right to know
ABBEVILLE, S.C. - Ask many city or county officials in South Carolina about open meetings and open records, and you're likely to be met with fear or suspicion; and in some places, officials are seemingly ignorant of the requirements of the law.

Hankerson concedes election to Holland
A recount this morning of 27 absentee ballots discovered after last week's Richmond County election provided only one extra vote for 5th District Commissioner Bobby Hankerson.

Funding may limit growth of schools

Hankerson concedes election to Holland
A recount this morning of 27 absentee ballots discovered after last week's Richmond County election provided only one extra vote for 5th District Commissioner Bobby Hankerson.

Homes' revival stirs public-policy issues
Joseph Moore's American dream was pulled by a tractor trailer to his 1-acre tract in rural Richmond County.

Georgia penalized for early celebration
ATHENS, Ga. -- They poured out of bars and danced around barbeques. They were ringing the chapel bells and toasting the enemy all over campus Saturday afternoon.

Georgia penalized for early celebration
ATHENS, Ga. -- They poured out of bars and danced around barbeques. They were ringing the chapel bells and toasting the enemy all over campus Saturday afternoon.

Reunions bring out the teenagers in us all
We went to my wife's high school reunion a couple of weeks ago, joining a vast herd of veteran Baker High Buffaloes on the grounds of a lavish Louisiana plantation.

Reunions bring out the teenagers in us all
We went to my wife's high school reunion a couple of weeks ago, joining a vast herd of veteran Baker High Buffaloes on the grounds of a lavish Louisiana plantation.

'Chicken Little' retains top box-office spot
LOS ANGELES - "Chicken Little" remained No. 1 in the pecking order, taking in $32 million in its second weekend to beat back a flock of new movies.

'Chicken Little' retains top box-office spot
LOS ANGELES - "Chicken Little" remained No. 1 in the pecking order, taking in $32 million in its second weekend to beat back a flock of new movies.

'Chicken Little' retains top box-office spot

With 'Derailed,' Jennifer Aniston tries to get on track
NEW YORK - With the exposure - or overexposure - of her personal life, it's easy to forget "Derailed" is Jennifer Aniston's first film since "Friends."

With 'Derailed,' Jennifer Aniston tries to get on track

With 'Derailed,' Jennifer Aniston tries to get on track
NEW YORK - With the exposure - or overexposure - of her personal life, it's easy to forget "Derailed" is Jennifer Aniston's first film since "Friends."

Country music industry determined to raise profile
NEW YORK - Like a secret lover embraced in private yet rarely seen in public, country music's relationship with New York City has been a curious, hush-hush affair.

Country music industry determined to raise profile

Kate Bush remains reliable, spooky-sounding self on new CD
Kate Bush hasn't released an album since 1993's "The Red Shoes," and at 47, she's now more soccer mom than chanteuse. But she's still masterful at making spooky, sexy music tinged with strangeness. And this double-CD set should satisfy long-neglected fans. Both discs, "A Sea of Honey" and "A Sky of Honey," are filled with Bush's lush piano-playing, strings, moody electronica, nature sounds and her poetic, if not slightly wacky words.

Cyndi Lauper shines on acoustic versions of old hits

New Public Enemy studio album shows power of old
Public Enemy exploded onto the scene in the late 1980s and, for the band and the world that inspires their lyrics, much remains the same. Another Bush is in the White House; the nation is at war; and P.E. once again is on the outside of what is considered mainstream rap.

Cyndi Lauper shines on acoustic versions of old hits
On her new disc "The Body Acoustic," 52-year-old Cyndi Lauper recasts a slew of her old hits - from "She Bop" to "True Colors" and "Time after Time" - in acoustic form.

New Public Enemy studio album shows power of old
Public Enemy exploded onto the scene in the late 1980s and, for the band and the world that inspires their lyrics, much remains the same. Another Bush is in the White House; the nation is at war; and P.E. once again is on the outside of what is considered mainstream rap.

Cyndi Lauper shines on acoustic versions of old hits
On her new disc "The Body Acoustic," 52-year-old Cyndi Lauper recasts a slew of her old hits - from "She Bop" to "True Colors" and "Time after Time" - in acoustic form.

Kate Bush remains reliable, spooky-sounding self on new CD

Country music industry determined to raise profile
NEW YORK - Like a secret lover embraced in private yet rarely seen in public, country music's relationship with New York City has been a curious, hush-hush affair.

Kate Bush remains reliable, spooky-sounding self on new CD
Kate Bush hasn't released an album since 1993's "The Red Shoes," and at 47, she's now more soccer mom than chanteuse. But she's still masterful at making spooky, sexy music tinged with strangeness. And this double-CD set should satisfy long-neglected fans. Both discs, "A Sea of Honey" and "A Sky of Honey," are filled with Bush's lush piano-playing, strings, moody electronica, nature sounds and her poetic, if not slightly wacky words.

New Public Enemy studio album shows power of old

Wallace checks in with a strong finish for Roush
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kenny Wallace said he never felt worse after a race. And yet, he rarely felt better.

Busch holds off distractions, Biffle to take home victory
AVONDALE, Ariz. - One Busch brother left Phoenix International Raceway early Sunday, the other stayed late.

Champion gets pink slip after stop by police

NASCAR notebook
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Carl Edwards won another race Saturday, this time holding off Busch series runner-up Clint Bowyer to take the Arizona 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Champion gets pink slip after stop by police
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kurt Busch, the defending NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion, was fired Sunday after he was cited for criminal reckless driving in an incident police said was alcohol related.

Johnson running out of time
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Jimmie Johnson doesn't think he's asking for much - a couple of wins added with a couple seventh- or eighth-place finishes for Tony Stewart.

Champion gets pink slip after stop by police
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kurt Busch, the defending NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion, was fired Sunday after he was cited for criminal reckless driving in an incident police said was alcohol related.

Wallace checks in with a strong finish for Roush
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kenny Wallace said he never felt worse after a race. And yet, he rarely felt better.

Busch holds off distractions, Biffle to take home victory

Johnson running out of time

Wallace checks in with a strong finish for Roush

NASCAR notebook

Busch holds off distractions, Biffle to take home victory
AVONDALE, Ariz. - One Busch brother left Phoenix International Raceway early Sunday, the other stayed late.

NASCAR notebook
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Carl Edwards won another race Saturday, this time holding off Busch series runner-up Clint Bowyer to take the Arizona 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Johnson running out of time
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Jimmie Johnson doesn't think he's asking for much - a couple of wins added with a couple seventh- or eighth-place finishes for Tony Stewart.

Grizzlies nip winless Hawks at buzzer
ATLANTA - Pau Gasol's tip-in at the final buzzer lifted the Memphis Grizzlies to an 85-84 victory over the winless Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.

Grizzlies nip winless Hawks at buzzer
ATLANTA - Pau Gasol's tip-in at the final buzzer lifted the Memphis Grizzlies to an 85-84 victory over the winless Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.

Bobcats can't handle the Heat
MIAMI - Jason Williams scored 22 points, Dwyane Wade added 19 and Alonzo Mourning 16 to lead the Miami Heat over the Charlotte Bobcats 108-99 Saturday night.

Grizzlies nip winless Hawks at buzzer

Bobcats can't handle the Heat
MIAMI - Jason Williams scored 22 points, Dwyane Wade added 19 and Alonzo Mourning 16 to lead the Miami Heat over the Charlotte Bobcats 108-99 Saturday night.

Bobcats can't handle the Heat

Packers silence Falcons, fans

Area players in the pros

NFL power rankings for Week 10

Panthers trample Jets

Falcons insist they're not overlooking lowly Packers

Mrs. Vera "Jay" Rhoden    (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Beulah Starlings    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Sam Cannon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lee R. Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jackie Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Al Stransky    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lee Anna Payne    (FALL RIVER, Mass.)

Mr. Clinton Ryans, Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. J. Paul Banes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Mescal Roe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry T. Hood    (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Moses T. Prince    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Julian Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Pattis    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Henry B. Landis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Keith B. Moore    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillie Mae Nelson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles W. McNeal    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Joyce Boone    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah R. Corbett    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Bruder, Jr.    (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy McCladdie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Gaines    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Willingham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Malone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Malone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph C. Goudy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Abigail Grace Malone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sam Cannon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ollie Mae Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Willingham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Boerger    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Clinton Ryans, Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lee Anna Payne    (FALL RIVER, Mass.)

Mrs. Sarah McClellan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Vera "Jay" Rhoden    (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. James R. Carter    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. J. Paul Banes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Bruder, Jr.    (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Lou Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Boerger    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Henry B. Landis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie Johnson, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sam Cannon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Louis Johnson, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Alvis A. Dye    (TYRONE, Ga.)

Mr. Rufus A. Jenkins, Sr.    (LOS ANGELES)

Mrs. Linda P. Hadden    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Ollie R. Hutchins    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Rufus A. Jenkins, Sr.    (LOS ANGELES)

Mr. Larry Gaines    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lou Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James J. Hogan    (NATCHEZ, Miss.)

Mr. Edwin L. Happ, Jr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Linda P. Hadden    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Dominick Giacalone    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph C. Goudy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Scott Casey    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Gaines    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nelmer H. Bowden    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence Frazier, Jr.    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Rebecca Wilson    (COMMERCE, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne H. Wills    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Lee R. Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SFC R. Lee Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beulah Starlings    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Al Stransky    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Vera "Jay" Rhoden    (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Shirley A. Sheppard    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Keith B. Moore    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. D.J. Shelby, Jr.    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Malone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Caleb Shedrick, Sr.    (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. James McClerklin    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Vera "Jay" Rhoden    (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah R. Corbett    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin E. Purvis    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Tom Caldwell    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Charles B. Newton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nelmer H. Bowden    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Charles W. McNeal    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. James McClerklin    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce Boone    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah McClellan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Boerger    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Lou Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nelmer H. Bowden    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Samuel Malone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tom Caldwell    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne H. Wills    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James R. Carter    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Rebecca Wilson    (COMMERCE, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Pattis    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. James Cullum, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Abigail Grace Malone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah R. Corbett    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Jackie Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Davis, Jr.    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth G. Hiltz    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Frazier, Jr.    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Edwin L. Happ, Jr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph C. Goudy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda P. Hadden    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James J. Hogan    (NATCHEZ, Miss.)

Mr. Joseph C. Goudy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ollie R. Hutchins    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanette C. Glisson    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah McClellan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dominick Giacalone    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Louis Johnson, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Maria R. Eclavea    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

SFC R. Lee Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beverly Clarke    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Kenneth G. Hiltz    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Scott Casey    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda P. Hadden    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Alice V. Carter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanette C. Glisson    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Julian Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maria R. Eclavea    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Sam Cannon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beverly Clarke    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Bruder, Jr.    (BATH, S.C.)

Ms. Alice V. Carter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nelmer H. Bowden    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Bruder, Jr.    (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Joyce Boone    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorine Beasley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. C. Richard Blackwell    (PARKSVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Joyce Boone    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorine Beasley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne H. Wills    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Wayne H. Wills    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ollie Mae Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Al Stransky    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Johnson, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley A. Sheppard    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Al Stransky    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. D.J. Shelby, Jr.    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Washington    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Caleb Shedrick, Sr.    (BATH, S.C.)

Ms. Mescal Roe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. C. Richard Blackwell    (PARKSVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Moses T. Prince    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin E. Purvis    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Pattis    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Alvis A. Dye    (TYRONE, Ga.)

Mr. Charles W. McNeal    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James R. Carter    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy McCladdie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Davis, Jr.    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Abigail Grace Malone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles B. Newton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lou Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles B. Newton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Abigail Grace Malone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles W. McNeal (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah McClellan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nelmer H. Bowden (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Linda P. Hadden (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Moses T. Prince (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Lee R. Vick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Keith B. Moore (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Larry T. Hood (KITE, Ga.)

Abigail Grace Malone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. J. Paul Banes (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James Cullum, Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Wayne H. Wills (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Sam Cannon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clinton Ryans, Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Boerger (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Alvis A. Dye (TYRONE, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley A. Sheppard (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Al Stransky (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. James R. Carter (AIKEN, S.C.)

SFC R. Lee Vick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry B. Landis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lou Martin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Johnson, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin E. Purvis (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lee Anna Payne (FALL RIVER, Mass.)

Mrs. Joyce Boone (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James J. Hogan (NATCHEZ, Miss.)

Mr. Caleb Shedrick, Sr. (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence Frazier, Jr. (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Vera "Jay" Rhoden (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Sam Cannon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dominick Giacalone (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Davis, Jr. (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Abigail Grace Malone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Pattis (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah McClellan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Al Stransky (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Scott Casey (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy McCladdie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorine Beasley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah R. Corbett (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne H. Wills (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Larry Gaines (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maria R. Eclavea (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Washington (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. James McClerklin (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Louis Johnson, Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Julian Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mescal Roe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. D.J. Shelby, Jr. (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda P. Hadden (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Jeanette C. Glisson (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Rufus A. Jenkins, Sr. (LOS ANGELES)

Mr. Charles B. Newton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Bruder, Jr. (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Edwin L. Happ, Jr. (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Tom Caldwell (DEARING, Ga.)

Ms. Alice V. Carter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beverly Clarke (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Charles W. McNeal (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillie Mae Nelson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Bruder, Jr. (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph C. Goudy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lou Martin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ollie Mae Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ollie R. Hutchins (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Beulah Starlings (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Nelmer H. Bowden (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Willingham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Wilson (COMMERCE, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce Boone (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph C. Goudy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jackie Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth G. Hiltz (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. C. Richard Blackwell (PARKSVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Samuel Malone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Vera "Jay" Rhoden (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Samuel Malone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Well-guided, attentive middle school years are crucial to pupils' success
Your editorial Nov. 8 ("The middle school dilemma"), calling for reform in our middle schools should be re-run every week until someone answers the call.

Well-guided, attentive middle school years are crucial to pupils' success
Your editorial Nov. 8 ("The middle school dilemma"), calling for reform in our middle schools should be re-run every week until someone answers the call.

Well-guided, attentive middle school years are crucial to pupils' success
Your editorial Nov. 8 ("The middle school dilemma"), calling for reform in our middle schools should be re-run every week until someone answers the call.

Yellow Jackets lose regatta on penalty

Area sports anouncements

Overtime

Sports rants

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

Yellow Jackets lose regatta on penalty
Approaching dusk after nearly nine hours of racing Saturday afternoon, the winner of the feature race at the 9th Head of the South Regatta remained unknown.

Yellow Jackets lose regatta on penalty
Approaching dusk after nearly nine hours of racing Saturday afternoon, the winner of the feature race at the 9th Head of the South Regatta remained unknown.

Sports rants
For all those folks calling about Florida's win over Georgia, D.J. Shockley would have meant a win. Let's see what Florida would have done without Chris Leak.

Sports rants
For all those folks calling about Florida's win over Georgia, D.J. Shockley would have meant a win. Let's see what Florida would have done without Chris Leak.

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

Overtime
In Los Angeles, Mary Pierce edged top-ranked Lindsay Davenport, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6), in a matchup of older big-serving power hitters in the semifinals of the WTA Championships.

Overtime
In Los Angeles, Mary Pierce edged top-ranked Lindsay Davenport, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6), in a matchup of older big-serving power hitters in the semifinals of the WTA Championships.

One for the record book
Sgt. David Moss, a military game warden at Fort Gordon, was in the right place at the right time at 5:45 p.m. on Oct. 25, when this record-book buck wandered by.

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

Outdoors calendar

One for the record book

One for the record book
Sgt. David Moss, a military game warden at Fort Gordon, was in the right place at the right time at 5:45 p.m. on Oct. 25, when this record-book buck wandered by.

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

Local hunter part of state's deer history
LEAH, Ga. - There were no deer in Columbia County when John Eubank learned to hunt.

Local hunter part of state's deer history
LEAH, Ga. - There were no deer in Columbia County when John Eubank learned to hunt.

Packers silence Falcons, fans
ATLANTA - The chant started quietly Sunday in the Georgia Dome.

NFL power rankings for Week 10
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.

NFL power rankings for Week 10
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.

Falcons insist they're not overlooking lowly Packers
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have plenty of reasons to look past Sunday.

Area players in the pros
How they fared

Panthers trample Jets
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carolina's defense turned it up a notch just in time to turn a ho-hum game into the Panthers' sixth consecutive victory.

Falcons insist they're not overlooking lowly Packers
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have plenty of reasons to look past Sunday.

Packers silence Falcons, fans
ATLANTA - The chant started quietly Sunday in the Georgia Dome.

Area players in the pros
How they fared

Panthers trample Jets
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carolina's defense turned it up a notch just in time to turn a ho-hum game into the Panthers' sixth consecutive victory.

Local hunter part of state's deer history

Georgia penalized for early celebration

Joliet prison a star of Fox drama 'Prison Break'

Breakthrough months for taking television everywhere

Weather Channel brings in comedian Lewis Black
NEW YORK - The Weather Channel forecast: a high-pressure system of comedy.

Breakthrough months for taking television everywhere
NEW YORK - "Desperate Housewives" on your iPod. Jay Leno's monologue on your cell phone. Brian Williams delivering the night's news on your computer. And "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" available whenever you want to watch it - not just Thursday night.

Weather Channel brings in comedian Lewis Black
NEW YORK - The Weather Channel forecast: a high-pressure system of comedy.

Joliet prison a star of Fox drama 'Prison Break'
JOLIET, Ill. - When Wentworth Miller needs inspiration for his character on Fox's "Prison Break," he just takes a look at the fortresslike limestone walls surrounding him.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
The potential bird flu crisis is enough to make anyone duck under the covers. But if knowledge is power, then a pair of National Geographic Channel specials can at least explain what we might be facing if not erase our fears.

Weather Channel brings in comedian Lewis Black

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
The potential bird flu crisis is enough to make anyone duck under the covers. But if knowledge is power, then a pair of National Geographic Channel specials can at least explain what we might be facing if not erase our fears.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead

Joliet prison a star of Fox drama 'Prison Break'
JOLIET, Ill. - When Wentworth Miller needs inspiration for his character on Fox's "Prison Break," he just takes a look at the fortresslike limestone walls surrounding him.

Breakthrough months for taking television everywhere
NEW YORK - "Desperate Housewives" on your iPod. Jay Leno's monologue on your cell phone. Brian Williams delivering the night's news on your computer. And "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" available whenever you want to watch it - not just Thursday night.

People in the news

50 Cent saddened by fatal shooting

Paul McCartney sings live to space station crew

Jerry Lewis talks about 'Love Story' with Dean Martin

Vibe Awards shadowed by last year's scuffle

Tigers give Bulldogs the boot
ATHENS, Ga. - Auburn's hopes of reaching the Southeastern Conference championship game took a major blow before the kickoff.

Baylor tops Lady Dogs
LUBBOCK, Texas - The defending NCAA champions needed another big comeback.

SEC East title would ease loss for Dogs
ATHENS, Ga. - For all the thrilling plays, flip-flops of momentum and debatable decisions, the latest entry in the Auburn-Georgia rivalry didn't change a whole lot in the Southeastern Conference.

SEC East title would ease loss for Dogs
ATHENS, Ga. - For all the thrilling plays, flip-flops of momentum and debatable decisions, the latest entry in the Auburn-Georgia rivalry didn't change a whole lot in the Southeastern Conference.

Tigers give Bulldogs the boot
ATHENS, Ga. - Auburn's hopes of reaching the Southeastern Conference championship game took a major blow before the kickoff.

SEC East title would ease loss for Dogs

Baylor tops Lady Dogs
LUBBOCK, Texas - The defending NCAA champions needed another big comeback.

Baylor tops Lady Dogs

Tigers give Bulldogs the boot

South Carolina notebook
COLUMBIA - South Carolina turned to its ground game to beat Florida on Saturday.

South Carolina notebook
COLUMBIA - South Carolina turned to its ground game to beat Florida on Saturday.

Gamecocks, Spurrier bury Gators
As usual, Steve Spurrier was on the right side of a Florida-South Carolina football game. Only this time, the ball coach was wearing a white visor and garnet vest as he prowled the South Carolina sideline.

South Carolina moves into Top 25
Steve Spurrier has South Carolina in the Top 25.

Gamecocks, Spurrier bury Gators

Gamecocks, Tigers have historic weekend
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Just how big a deal was it when South Carolina's two major football schools knocked off ranked teams on the same day? No one's sure, since it's never happened before.

Gamecocks, Spurrier bury Gators
As usual, Steve Spurrier was on the right side of a Florida-South Carolina football game. Only this time, the ball coach was wearing a white visor and garnet vest as he prowled the South Carolina sideline.

Gamecocks, Tigers have historic weekend
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Just how big a deal was it when South Carolina's two major football schools knocked off ranked teams on the same day? No one's sure, since it's never happened before.

Gamecocks, Tigers have historic weekend

South Carolina moves into Top 25
Steve Spurrier has South Carolina in the Top 25.

South Carolina notebook

South Carolina moves into Top 25

Boxer getting an education outside of ring

Adult literacy sites

Former Marine will get league honor

Recreation centers

Reunions

Writer to discuss Southern culture

Recycling centers

Library hours

Bridge Results

This week

Planetarium will direct its telescope toward Mars

Farmers market

Pet of the week

Around the block

Meetings

Correction

Aiken County detention center bookings

'Vanities' character is stretch for actress's theater premiere

Events

Quilters create bonds while helping children

Across the river

State has increased monitoring of pumps