Devil Rays hire Angels bench coach as manager
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Devil Rays hired Los Angeles Angels bench coach Joe Maddon as manager, adding another important piece to what they hope is a winning formula for the future.

Devil Rays hire Angels bench coach as manager
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Devil Rays hired Los Angeles Angels bench coach Joe Maddon as manager, adding another important piece to what they hope is a winning formula for the future.

Devil Rays hire Angels bench coach as manager

Looks like Christmas, feels like Labor Day

Delta strike called fatal, illegal
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc. said Monday that if its pilots strike should their contract be rejected in bankruptcy court it would be "murder-suicide" and in effect put the nation's third-largest carrier out of business.

Gasoline prices drop for sixth straight week
WASHINGTON - For the sixth straight week, average retail gasoline prices have dropped nationwide, falling below $2.30 a gallon for the first time since early August.

Pancakes might be on menu in Evans
Bill Downie has been trying to build an IHOP franchise in the Evans area for nearly two years. Now he's just one legal document away from breaking ground.

Wal-Mart posts higher earnings
LITTLE ROCK , Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said Monday that its earnings rose 3.8 percent in the third quarter as sales grew 10 percent.

Lowe's shares soar on report
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Lowe's Cos. shares climbed nearly 5 percent Monday after the nation's second-largest home improvement retailer said its earnings rose nearly 26 percent in the third quarter, surpassing Wall Street's forecast, as residents of the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast and others fixed up their houses.

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.

The downsides of stock buybacks

Lowe's shares soar on report

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.

Host Marriott to buy 38 Starwood hotels

Gasoline prices drop for sixth straight week
WASHINGTON - For the sixth straight week, average retail gasoline prices have dropped nationwide, falling below $2.30 a gallon for the first time since early August.

Wal-Mart posts higher earnings

Delta strike called fatal, illegal
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc. said Monday that if its pilots strike should their contract be rejected in bankruptcy court it would be "murder-suicide" and in effect put the nation's third-largest carrier out of business.

Stocks end day mixed on inflation concerns

Stocks end day mixed on inflation concerns
NEW YORK- Wall Street wandered through a listless session Monday, finishing little changed as investors cast aside upbeat earnings at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Lowe's Cos. ahead of critical inflation and spending data later this week.

Pancakes might be on menu in Evans

Pancakes might be on menu in Evans
Bill Downie has been trying to build an IHOP franchise in the Evans area for nearly two years. Now he's just one legal document away from breaking ground.

Delta strike called fatal, illegal

Host Marriott to buy 38 Starwood hotels
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Host Marriott Corp. will buy 38 hotels from Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. for roughly $3.4 billion in a deal that Starwood hopes will free it to build its luxury brands and that boosts Host's upscale and overseas hotel and resort holdings.

Host Marriott to buy 38 Starwood hotels
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Host Marriott Corp. will buy 38 hotels from Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. for roughly $3.4 billion in a deal that Starwood hopes will free it to build its luxury brands and that boosts Host's upscale and overseas hotel and resort holdings.

Rough October for video game industry

Stocks end day mixed on inflation concerns
NEW YORK- Wall Street wandered through a listless session Monday, finishing little changed as investors cast aside upbeat earnings at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Lowe's Cos. ahead of critical inflation and spending data later this week.

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.

Lowe's shares soar on report
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Lowe's Cos. shares climbed nearly 5 percent Monday after the nation's second-largest home improvement retailer said its earnings rose nearly 26 percent in the third quarter, surpassing Wall Street's forecast, as residents of the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast and others fixed up their houses.

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.

Wal-Mart posts higher earnings
LITTLE ROCK , Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said Monday that its earnings rose 3.8 percent in the third quarter as sales grew 10 percent.

Gasoline prices drop for sixth straight week

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.

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.

Florida State finds ACC not so easy

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

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.

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
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.

LSU emerges from SEC West pack

Alexander brings success, style to Pacers

Patience is key for Lady Pacers

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.

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.

Bracing for change

Pondering a major switch
The General Assembly doesn't convene until January, but already South Carolinians are abuzz about a legislative proposal to drastically reduce property taxes and replace the lost revenues by adding 2 cents to the state's 5-cent sales tax.

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.

ANWR hope dealt a setback

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

Bracing for change
The largest expansion in Medicare since President Lyndon Johnson signed the popular health care program into law 40 years ago takes place today.

Pondering a major switch
The General Assembly doesn't convene until January, but already South Carolinians are abuzz about a legislative proposal to drastically reduce property taxes and replace the lost revenues by adding 2 cents to the state's 5-cent sales tax.

Pondering a major switch

Bracing for change
The largest expansion in Medicare since President Lyndon Johnson signed the popular health care program into law 40 years ago takes place today.

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
LINCOLN, Neb. - Tommy Lee will return to the scenic backdrop of his TV reality show - and he's bringing his bandmates with him.

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.

Mariah Carey will perform at Falcons halftime show
DETROIT - Mariah Carey will perform two songs at halftime at the nationally televised Thanksgiving Day game between the Detroit Lions and the Atlanta Falcons.

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."

People in the News
LINCOLN, Neb. - Tommy Lee will return to the scenic backdrop of his TV reality show - and he's bringing his bandmates with him.

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

Mariah Carey will perform at Falcons halftime show
DETROIT - Mariah Carey will perform two songs at halftime at the nationally televised Thanksgiving Day game between the Detroit Lions and the Atlanta Falcons.

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."

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.

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

Reunions bring out the teenagers in us all

Webb, Okamoto among five inducted

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

Webb, Okamoto among five inducted
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Karrie Webb's grand prize for winning a junior event as a teenager was getting to spend a week with Australian icon Greg Norman.

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.

Kim wins LPGA Tournament of Champions

David Howell wins Shanghai title

Webb, Okamoto among five inducted
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Karrie Webb's grand prize for winning a junior event as a teenager was getting to spend a week with Australian icon Greg Norman.

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.

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.

Thomson's '02 team surges to win

Thomson's '02 team surges to win
Thomson's 2002 Bulldogs rallied late to win an online poll asking readers to rank the best football teams in area history. The 2002 Class AAA champions were down 60 votes after the first four days of voting.

Thomson's '02 team surges to win
Thomson's 2002 Bulldogs rallied late to win an online poll asking readers to rank the best football teams in area history. The 2002 Class AAA champions were down 60 votes after the first four days of voting.

Looks like Christmas, feels like Labor Day
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Most of you probably notice the red-and-green decorations have been up in area stores since before Halloween.

Looks like Christmas, feels like Labor Day
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Most of you probably notice the red-and-green decorations have been up in area stores since before Halloween.

Teens in sex crimes punished excessively
How can any normal adult feel that teenagers reacting to normal hormones and making a wrong decision should be charged as a criminal or sex predator?Laura Hurst, North Augusta, S.C.

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

Teens in sex crimes punished excessively

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

Teens in sex crimes punished excessively
How can any normal adult feel that teenagers reacting to normal hormones and making a wrong decision should be charged as a criminal or sex predator?Laura Hurst, North Augusta, S.C.

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

Bush administration targeted agent
In February 2002, the CIA sent former Ambassador Joseph Wilson to Africa to look into claims that Saddam Hussein had tried to get uranium there.James Hudson, Augusta

Plame affair reeks of malfeasance

Bush administration targeted agent

What do you mean, 'global warming'?

Bush administration targeted agent
In February 2002, the CIA sent former Ambassador Joseph Wilson to Africa to look into claims that Saddam Hussein had tried to get uranium there.James Hudson, Augusta

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

Study: pregnant women and new mothers at higher risk for clots

Cardboard box gets props at Toy Hall of Fame

Review: A stealthy collection of military games

'Doonesbury' still feisty after 35 years

Statins reduce stroke risk after carotid surgery

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

Complement main entrees with variety and color

Accessories ride the wave of portable digital players

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

Statins reduce stroke risk after carotid surgery
WASHINGTON - Maybe a stethoscope picked up a telltale sloshing inside the two large arteries that carry blood to the brain. Or maybe a brief bout of dizziness or numbness prompted a doctor call.

Study: pregnant women and new mothers at higher risk for clots
PHILADELPHIA - New moms should get up and start walking as soon as possible to prevent the risk of a potentially fatal blood clot, doctors advise.

'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.

Complement main entrees with variety and color
The lowly side dish is a study in contrasts.

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.

Statins reduce stroke risk after carotid surgery
WASHINGTON - Maybe a stethoscope picked up a telltale sloshing inside the two large arteries that carry blood to the brain. Or maybe a brief bout of dizziness or numbness prompted a doctor call.

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.

Living briefs
American Gun, an indie film starring Donald Sutherland and Marcia Gay Harden, is set to open in January. If you can't make it to the theater, however, don't sweat it. The movie will debut on TV - on the same day it launches on the big screen.

Study: pregnant women and new mothers at higher risk for clots
PHILADELPHIA - New moms should get up and start walking as soon as possible to prevent the risk of a potentially fatal blood clot, doctors advise.

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.

Living briefs
American Gun, an indie film starring Donald Sutherland and Marcia Gay Harden, is set to open in January. If you can't make it to the theater, however, don't sweat it. The movie will debut on TV - on the same day it launches on the big screen.

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.

Complement main entrees with variety and color
The lowly side dish is a study in contrasts.

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.

'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.

Kid of the Day

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 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 the area

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.

Across the region

Aiken bond issues: Borrowing nears limit

State insurer faces late-payment fine

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.

Dentist talked of 'perfect murder'

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

Residency challenge against official fails

Man valued among county's Democrats

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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.

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.

Ten Commandments group pays county's legal fees

Homes' owners talk to officials

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Gunmen hunted in two killings

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.

Officials request cap on increases

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

Greeneway is good steward

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.

Man accused of abusing baby

Across the southeast

Some oppose rehab home site

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Seminar spotlights state laws on teen sex

Across the area

Election results stand after District 5 recount

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.

Kid of the Day

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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.

Across the region
ATLANTA - Dr. Andrew Agwunobi, considered an emerging national leader in health care, has announced he is resigning his post as chief executive of Atlanta's Grady Health System.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

Kid of the Day
Lily Hanna Jolles is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

State insurer faces late-payment fine
ATLANTA - A company chosen to run the insurance plan for state employees could face a huge fine from Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine for failing to pay doctors, hospitals and customers on time.

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.

Some oppose rehab home site
A Martinez house being used as a recovery and transition site for those with an alcohol offense has come under scrutiny by some parents and school officials who say it's too close to Martinez Elementary School.

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

Homes' owners talk to officials
Richmond County school officials met for the first time Monday with the residents whose homes they want to purchase to construct the new Hornsby Elementary School.

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.

Greeneway is good steward
Visitors from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to the North Augusta Greeneway Trail apparently liked what they saw.

Many officials dodge survey about public's right to know

Officials request cap on increases
School officials in Columbia County recently implored state legislators to halt the increasing cost of health insurance.

Librarian makes noise

Charter application stymied
When it comes to Jenkins-White Elementary's charter application, Richmond County school officials say the state is asking for answers but won't state the questions.

Struggling Delta faces key week

Seminar spotlights state laws on teen sex
NORTH AUGUSTA - In South Carolina, "yes" can mean "no" when it comes to teens and sex.

Funding may limit growth of schools

Residency challenge against official fails
BURNETTOWN - Earl Couch Jr. will be a town councilman after all. The Aiken County Election Commission shot down a challenge to his political career at a public hearing Monday at Burnettown Town Hall.

The week ahead

Man accused of abusing baby
Police arrested an Augusta man after hospital officials became suspicious of injuries to an infant boy Sunday afternoon.

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

Gunmen hunted in two killings
The suspects in a weekend shootout that killed two Augusta men might be hiding in South Carolina, authorities said Monday.

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Election results stand after District 5 recount
Incumbent Augusta Commissioner Bobby Hankerson conceded the election to challenger Calvin Holland on Monday after a recount of ballots cast in the District 5 election.

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.

Dentist talked of 'perfect murder'
Before either of Dr. Barton Corbin's alleged victims were found dead more than a decade apart, he told a friend he had planned a perfect murder, District Attorney Danny Craig said Monday.

Builder comes home to improve Augusta

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

Builders, buyers flock to 'green' construction

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

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State insurer faces late-payment fine
ATLANTA - A company chosen to run the insurance plan for state employees could face a huge fine from Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine for failing to pay doctors, hospitals and customers on time.

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

Officials request cap on increases
School officials in Columbia County recently implored state legislators to halt the increasing cost of health insurance.

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.

Greeneway is good steward
Visitors from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to the North Augusta Greeneway Trail apparently liked what they saw.

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

Some oppose rehab home site
A Martinez house being used as a recovery and transition site for those with an alcohol offense has come under scrutiny by some parents and school officials who say it's too close to Martinez Elementary School.

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

Homes' owners talk to officials
Richmond County school officials met for the first time Monday with the residents whose homes they want to purchase to construct the new Hornsby Elementary School.

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

Charter application stymied
When it comes to Jenkins-White Elementary's charter application, Richmond County school officials say the state is asking for answers but won't state the questions.

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.

Kid of the Day
Lily Hanna Jolles is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

Residency challenge against official fails
BURNETTOWN - Earl Couch Jr. will be a town councilman after all. The Aiken County Election Commission shot down a challenge to his political career at a public hearing Monday at Burnettown Town Hall.

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.

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Man accused of abusing baby
Police arrested an Augusta man after hospital officials became suspicious of injuries to an infant boy Sunday afternoon.

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.

Gunmen hunted in two killings
The suspects in a weekend shootout that killed two Augusta men might be hiding in South Carolina, authorities said Monday.

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

Seminar spotlights state laws on teen sex
NORTH AUGUSTA - In South Carolina, "yes" can mean "no" when it comes to teens and sex.

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.

Dentist talked of 'perfect murder'
Before either of Dr. Barton Corbin's alleged victims were found dead more than a decade apart, he told a friend he had planned a perfect murder, District Attorney Danny Craig said Monday.

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

News you can use
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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.

Election results stand after District 5 recount
Incumbent Augusta Commissioner Bobby Hankerson conceded the election to challenger Calvin Holland on Monday after a recount of ballots cast in the District 5 election.

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.

All Augusta workers get raises

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.

Pest-control company owner wins award

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.

Police continue search for robbery suspect
Richmond County investigators are still looking for a man whom they said robbed the Windsor Spring Road Subway sandwich shop at gunpoint this weekend.

Charter application stymied

Ecology lab hanging on despite cuts

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

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

'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.

'American Idol' winner poised to become Nashville idol
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Along with releases by Kenny Chesney and Big & Rich, the most anticipated country album this fall might be Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts."

CMA chief hopes awards show raises profile of country music

'American Idol' winner poised to become Nashville idol
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Along with releases by Kenny Chesney and Big & Rich, the most anticipated country album this fall might be Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts."

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

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.

CMA chief hopes awards show raises profile of country music
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Moving the Country Music Association awards show from Nashville to New York seemed to make as much sense as a Toby Keith-Barbra Streisand duet.

'American Idol' winner poised to become Nashville idol

CMA chief hopes awards show raises profile of country music
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Moving the Country Music Association awards show from Nashville to New York seemed to make as much sense as a Toby Keith-Barbra Streisand duet.

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.

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.

New Public Enemy studio album shows power of old

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.

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.

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.

Wallace checks in with a strong finish for Roush

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.

Busch holds off distractions, Biffle to take home victory

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.

Champion gets pink slip after stop by police

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

Patience is key for Lady Pacers
Coming off the first NCAA Tournament appearance under head coach Mike Brandt, USC Aiken will look much different this time around.

Patience is key for Lady Pacers
Coming off the first NCAA Tournament appearance under head coach Mike Brandt, USC Aiken will look much different this time around.

Alexander brings success, style to Pacers
Vince Alexander gushes when he talks about his new adopted city of Aiken.

Alexander brings success, style to Pacers
Vince Alexander gushes when he talks about his new adopted city of Aiken.

Panthers trample Jets

Ball finally bounces Green Bay's way

Packers silence Falcons, fans

Falcons' division is strong this year

Abigail Grace Malone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Malone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Sam Cannon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Alice V. Carter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Gleason    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Scott Casey    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bernard Henderson, Jr.    (METASVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Frances Hutto    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Beverly Clarke    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Scott Casey    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Julian Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Lorine Beasley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. D.J. Shelby, Jr.    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Allen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SFC R. Lee Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roman E. Bing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah McClellan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Bishop    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Freddie H. Carlee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sam Cannon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Allen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Julian Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roman E. Bing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph C. Goudy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Bishop    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mr. Jackie Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sarah McClellan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Davis, Sr.    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mr. Roger L. Fulghum    (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie H. Carlee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clenton Ryans    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Julian Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William B. Willis    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Davis, Sr.    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mr. Al Stransky    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Paul P. Drake    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Jackie Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Lou Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Brunell Fagler    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Malone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Julian Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James McClerklin    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Davis, Sr.    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Paul P. Drake    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. D.J. Shelby, Jr.    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Brunell Fagler    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Al Stransky    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Jarrett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorine Beasley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Joyce Boone    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Dr. John M. Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Richard Martin    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Ms. Alice V. Carter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Buddy Metcalf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beverly Clarke    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Daisy A. Parnell    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert L. Pettis    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Roger L. Fulghum    (HARRISON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Dominick Giacalone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Abigail Grace Malone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Hutto    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Lou Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James McClerklin    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Dr. John M. Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Clenton Ryans    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Dominick Giacalone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert L. Pettis    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce Boone    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Miss Courtney Pugh    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Gleason    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bernard Henderson, Jr.    (METASVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Owen W. Reames    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Phyllis Jarrett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William B. Willis    (HARLEM, Ga.)

SFC R. Lee Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SFC R. Lee Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Martin    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Daisy A. Parnell    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Miss Courtney Pugh    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. D.J. Shelby, Jr.    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Owen W. Reames    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Gary Saxon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gary Saxon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. D.J. Shelby, Jr.    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

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

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

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

SFC R. Lee Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Joseph C. Goudy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. James Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Buddy Metcalf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Abigail Grace Malone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sam Cannon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. William B. Willis (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Gary Saxon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roger L. Fulghum (HARRISON, Ga.)

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

SFC R. Lee Vick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorine Beasley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Martin (BLYTHE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Owen W. Reames (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Lou Martin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Davis, Sr. (HAMPTON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Clenton Ryans (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Malone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. John M. Martin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Rebecca Allen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James McClerklin (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Dominick Giacalone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce Boone (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Paul P. Drake (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Daisy A. Parnell (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Julian Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Frances Hutto (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

SFC R. Lee Vick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Buddy Metcalf (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Freddie H. Carlee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Miss Courtney Pugh (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Scott Casey (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Jarrett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joseph Gleason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Julian Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roman E. Bing (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Brunell Fagler (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Robert L. Pettis (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah McClellan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Al Stransky (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Bishop (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mr. Bernard Henderson, Jr. (METASVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Jackie Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Overtime

Withdrawals take some gloss off Masters Cup

Overtime
In New York, the Sacramento Kings were fined $30,000 by the NBA on Monday for showing derogatory images of Detroit on video screens before their home opener against the Pistons.

Withdrawals take some gloss off Masters Cup
SHANGHAI, China - Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Tennis Masters Cup on Monday because of injuries, leaving Roger Federer the only top-five player in the elite field.

Overtime
In New York, the Sacramento Kings were fined $30,000 by the NBA on Monday for showing derogatory images of Detroit on video screens before their home opener against the Pistons.

Withdrawals take some gloss off Masters Cup
SHANGHAI, China - Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Tennis Masters Cup on Monday because of injuries, leaving Roger Federer the only top-five player in the elite field.

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

Falcons face tough fight to repeat
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - One year ago, the NFC South was a one-team race.

Falcons' division is strong this year
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - One year ago, the NFC South was a one-team race.

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.

Ball finally bounces Green Bay's way
GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Packers blew a 14-point lead. Brett Favre threw an interception. Rookie Samkon Gado fumbled twice. Holder B.J. Sander again flubbed a field goal attempt.

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

Ball finally bounces Green Bay's way
GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Packers blew a 14-point lead. Brett Favre threw an interception. Rookie Samkon Gado fumbled twice. Holder B.J. Sander again flubbed a field goal attempt.

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' division is strong this year
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - One year ago, the NFC South was a one-team race.

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.

AOL, Warner Bros. to bring old TV shows to online viewers
LOS ANGELES - Dozens of old television shows including "Welcome Back Kotter" will be available online and free-of-charge under a deal between America Online Inc. and Warner Bros.

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

AOL, Warner Bros. to bring old TV shows to online viewers

Weather Channel brings in comedian Lewis Black

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.

Joliet prison a star of Fox drama 'Prison Break'

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.

AOL, Warner Bros. to bring old TV shows to online viewers
LOS ANGELES - Dozens of old television shows including "Welcome Back Kotter" will be available online and free-of-charge under a deal between America Online Inc. and Warner Bros.

50 Cent saddened by fatal shooting

Mariah Carey will perform at Falcons halftime show

People in the news

People in the News

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

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

Baylor tops Lady Dogs

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.

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

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

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
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 moves into Top 25

Xtreme calendar

Irregular homeroom schedule creates more time for classes
The first 20 minutes of school used to be a time sanctioned to get the school day rolling: attendance, announcements and a chance to plan and socialize.

Teen entrepreneur hopes airline takes off

Teen entrepreneur hopes airline takes off
LONDON - The founder of Britain's newest airline is discussing his business vision when a very different image pops into his head - that of his newly hired troop of stewardesses.

Xtreme calendar
STAY SAFE: Register for the women's self-defense class set for 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Seigler's Kempo and Jiu-Jitsu, 337 S. Belair Road, Suite G. Teen girls, their moms and sisters will learn how to handle an attack from a pinned position. Cost is $29.95. Call (706) 855-5685, stop by the school or visit www.augustakempo.com.

Girl must tell boyfriend what grade she's in
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I work with this boy I really like, and we have a lot in common, but I lie about my grade. I'm supposed to be a senior this year, but in sixth grade I played around and got kept back.

Cell phone etiquette is a must for everyone

Cell phone etiquette is a must for everyone
With cell phones growing in popularity among teens, more problems with their use arise.

Chart-toppers
Here's a look at the music topping Billboard magazine's charts this week:

Xtreme question of the week
Are you planning to volunteer anytime this holiday season?

Cell phone etiquette is a must for everyone
With cell phones growing in popularity among teens, more problems with their use arise.

Xtreme calendar
STAY SAFE: Register for the women's self-defense class set for 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Seigler's Kempo and Jiu-Jitsu, 337 S. Belair Road, Suite G. Teen girls, their moms and sisters will learn how to handle an attack from a pinned position. Cost is $29.95. Call (706) 855-5685, stop by the school or visit www.augustakempo.com.

Xtreme question of the week

Chart-toppers

Girl must tell boyfriend what grade she's in

Xtreme question of the week
Are you planning to volunteer anytime this holiday season?

Irregular homeroom schedule creates more time for classes

Girl must tell boyfriend what grade she's in
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I work with this boy I really like, and we have a lot in common, but I lie about my grade. I'm supposed to be a senior this year, but in sixth grade I played around and got kept back.

Teen entrepreneur hopes airline takes off
LONDON - The founder of Britain's newest airline is discussing his business vision when a very different image pops into his head - that of his newly hired troop of stewardesses.

Irregular homeroom schedule creates more time for classes
The first 20 minutes of school used to be a time sanctioned to get the school day rolling: attendance, announcements and a chance to plan and socialize.

Chart-toppers
Here's a look at the music topping Billboard magazine's charts this week: