Exhibit showcases rare paper trail of a slave
NEW YORK - It's the kind of paper trail that may never be discovered again - a 249-year-old chain of records that stretches from Sierra Leone in 1756 to modern-day South Carolina, tracing the history of an African slave and generations of her descendants.

Joan Didion wins National Book Award
NEW YORK - On a night when honorary winner Norman Mailer likened the literary novel to the horse and buggy, National Book Award judges helped canonize what is sure to become a classic of nonfiction: Joan Didion's "The Year of Magical Thinking."

Joan Didion wins National Book Award

Author of 'Wicked' getting used to new celebrity

Exhibit showcases rare paper trail of a slave
NEW YORK - It's the kind of paper trail that may never be discovered again - a 249-year-old chain of records that stretches from Sierra Leone in 1756 to modern-day South Carolina, tracing the history of an African slave and generations of her descendants.

Author of 'Wicked' getting used to new celebrity
BOSTON - Gregory Maguire was in London when he first decided to explore the origins of evil. His quest, however, landed him in the fantasy world of Oz.

Exhibit showcases rare paper trail of a slave

Author of 'Wicked' getting used to new celebrity
BOSTON - Gregory Maguire was in London when he first decided to explore the origins of evil. His quest, however, landed him in the fantasy world of Oz.

Joan Didion wins National Book Award
NEW YORK - On a night when honorary winner Norman Mailer likened the literary novel to the horse and buggy, National Book Award judges helped canonize what is sure to become a classic of nonfiction: Joan Didion's "The Year of Magical Thinking."

Colletti plans to meet with Fregosi, Collins
LOS ANGELES - Ned Colletti, hired as the Los Angeles Dodgers' general manager earlier this week, is planning to meet with Jim Fregosi and Terry Collins to discuss the team's vacant managerial position.

Colletti plans to meet with Fregosi, Collins
LOS ANGELES - Ned Colletti, hired as the Los Angeles Dodgers' general manager earlier this week, is planning to meet with Jim Fregosi and Terry Collins to discuss the team's vacant managerial position.

Colletti plans to meet with Fregosi, Collins

Meaning of Thanksgiving gets lost in holidays

Delta CFO says Delta needs pilot wage cuts to recover

Oil prices drop more than $1 per barrel
NEW YORK - Crude oil prices fell more than $1 a barrel Thursday to their lowest level in five months as U.S. inventories of natural gas rose, easing fears that there won't be enough fuel to heat homes as winter approaches.

Efforts to protect songs on CDs fail
BOSTON - It's been the better part of a decade since Napster and other free song-sharing services began scaring the daylights out of the music industry, and still recording companies can't find an effective anti-piracy technology to save their hides.

Developer plays part in entertainment complex
Blanchard & Calhoun Commercial Corp. has a new $129 million entertainment complex in the works, but it's not coming to Augusta.

Golf colors Augusta tourism
Golf brings people to Augusta, but it also keeps others away.

Oil prices drop more than $1 per barrel
NEW YORK - Crude oil prices fell more than $1 a barrel Thursday to their lowest level in five months as U.S. inventories of natural gas rose, easing fears that there won't be enough fuel to heat homes as winter approaches.

GE jettisons 'tremendous drag' in sale
General Electric Co. sold most of its insurance unit to Swiss Reinsurance Co. on Friday for $6.8 billion in cash and stock, completing a strategy to leave a troublesome segment and redeploy cash to investors and faster-growing businesses.

Efforts to protect songs on CDs fail

Golf colors Augusta tourism
Golf brings people to Augusta, but it also keeps others away.

GE jettisons 'tremendous drag' in sale

Delta CFO says Delta needs pilot wage cuts to recover
NEW YORK - Delta Air Lines Inc. is losing $5 million each day, much of it due to high jet fuel prices, as it tries to stay afloat, the company's chief financial officer testified in bankruptcy court Thursday.

GE jettisons 'tremendous drag' in sale
General Electric Co. sold most of its insurance unit to Swiss Reinsurance Co. on Friday for $6.8 billion in cash and stock, completing a strategy to leave a troublesome segment and redeploy cash to investors and faster-growing businesses.

Delta CFO says Delta needs pilot wage cuts to recover
NEW YORK - Delta Air Lines Inc. is losing $5 million each day, much of it due to high jet fuel prices, as it tries to stay afloat, the company's chief financial officer testified in bankruptcy court Thursday.

Developer plays part in entertainment complex
Blanchard & Calhoun Commercial Corp. has a new $129 million entertainment complex in the works, but it's not coming to Augusta.

Developer plays part in entertainment complex

Golf colors Augusta tourism

Efforts to protect songs on CDs fail
BOSTON - It's been the better part of a decade since Napster and other free song-sharing services began scaring the daylights out of the music industry, and still recording companies can't find an effective anti-piracy technology to save their hides.

Oil prices drop more than $1 per barrel

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Nov. 19, 2005.

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Editorial cartoon for Nov. 18, 2005.

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Editorial cartoon for Nov. 19, 2005.

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Editorial cartoon for Nov. 18, 2005.

Tennessee hopes to keep bowl streak alive
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Another win over Vanderbilt would extend Tennessee's streak in the series to 23, but this year it's another streak that has the Volunteers worried.

Tennessee hopes to keep bowl streak alive
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Another win over Vanderbilt would extend Tennessee's streak in the series to 23, but this year it's another streak that has the Volunteers worried.

Iron Bowl matches best offense, defense
AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn has gotten past some tough defenses this season, forging the Southeastern Conference's top offense even with a new backfield going against the stiff opposition.

Tennessee hopes to keep bowl streak alive

Iron Bowl matches best offense, defense

Iron Bowl matches best offense, defense
AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn has gotten past some tough defenses this season, forging the Southeastern Conference's top offense even with a new backfield going against the stiff opposition.

Jaguars expect respect

Revamped Georgia Tech wins opener

Expectations are sky high for Paine, Spry this season

Lady Jags have a lot of potential

Give Internet over to U.N.? No thanks!
Deal reached on managing the Internet." That's the good news. And the bad news.

Give Internet over to U.N.? No thanks!

An endorsement for change
Former Augusta Commissioner Tommy Boyles handed down a three-count endorsement in the mayor's race on Thursday.

Monday-morning quarterbacks
The president thought it important enough to address the nation from the Oval Office.

Monday-morning quarterbacks

Give Internet over to U.N.? No thanks!
Deal reached on managing the Internet." That's the good news. And the bad news.

An endorsement for change
Former Augusta Commissioner Tommy Boyles handed down a three-count endorsement in the mayor's race on Thursday.

Administration hits back, finally

Administration hits back, finally
"(T)he suggestion that's been made by some U.S. senators that the president of the United States or any member of this administration purposely misled the American people on prewar intelligence is one of the most dishonest and reprehensible charges ever aired in this city."

Unions are bad for education

An endorsement for change

Unions are bad for education
It's good that Georgia and South Carolina kids live in right-to-work states. A new study bolsters criticism of teachers' unions - namely that they are more concerned about the security and perks of their members than they are about providing students with a good education.

Monday-morning quarterbacks
The president thought it important enough to address the nation from the Oval Office.

Administration hits back, finally
"(T)he suggestion that's been made by some U.S. senators that the president of the United States or any member of this administration purposely misled the American people on prewar intelligence is one of the most dishonest and reprehensible charges ever aired in this city."

Unions are bad for education
It's good that Georgia and South Carolina kids live in right-to-work states. A new study bolsters criticism of teachers' unions - namely that they are more concerned about the security and perks of their members than they are about providing students with a good education.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Jennifer Beals is a mom. The actress and her husband, Ken L. Dixon, gave birth to a baby girl last month, People magazine reported Friday.

Matthew McConaughey named 'sexiest man alive'
NEW YORK - Matthew McConaughey has been named the "sexiest man alive" by People magazine.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Jennifer Beals is a mom. The actress and her husband, Ken L. Dixon, gave birth to a baby girl last month, People magazine reported Friday.

Dana Reeve says she's responding well to cancer treatment
NEW YORK - Dana Reeve, who announced three months ago that she has lung cancer, said Thursday she is responding well to treatment and that her tumor is "shrinking and shrinking and shrinking."

'Hollywood Madam' plans Nevada brothel makeover
LAS VEGAS - Former "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss says she's bound for a brothel in the southern Nevada desert that she wants to help remake into a resort featuring male prostitutes serving female customers.

The Top Five list
The top five entertainment list.

Dana Reeve says she's responding well to cancer treatment
NEW YORK - Dana Reeve, who announced three months ago that she has lung cancer, said Thursday she is responding well to treatment and that her tumor is "shrinking and shrinking and shrinking."

'Hollywood Madam' plans Nevada brothel makeover
LAS VEGAS - Former "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss says she's bound for a brothel in the southern Nevada desert that she wants to help remake into a resort featuring male prostitutes serving female customers.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Danny DeVito - who hasn't starred in a TV series since "Taxi" ended its run in 1983 - will return to the small screen next year in the FX comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."

Matthew McConaughey named 'sexiest man alive'
NEW YORK - Matthew McConaughey has been named the "sexiest man alive" by People magazine.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Danny DeVito - who hasn't starred in a TV series since "Taxi" ended its run in 1983 - will return to the small screen next year in the FX comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."

The Top Five list
The top five entertainment list.

Fishing Tournaments

Don't forget to stop and view the foliage
Augusta area residents who enjoy Mother Nature's ever-changing fall leaf picture have a different option when it comes to places to go: Strom Thurmond Lake.

Don't forget to stop and view the foliage

Don't forget to stop and view the foliage
Augusta area residents who enjoy Mother Nature's ever-changing fall leaf picture have a different option when it comes to places to go: Strom Thurmond Lake.

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Herbs can add flavor to your holidays
NEW MARKET, Va. - Homegrown herbs are a natural choice for adding a special flavor to your holidays -- everything from giving food a boost to providing Christmas cheer when decorating, clearing the air or personalizing gift-giving.

Herbs can add flavor to your holidays

Flight path of leaves is dependent on breezes
Boy, did the leaves really start falling from the trees last week. Most will continue until they are all off in a few weeks. With some trees, such as water oaks, it takes most of fall and winter for all the leaves to come down.

Flight path of leaves is dependent on breezes
Boy, did the leaves really start falling from the trees last week. Most will continue until they are all off in a few weeks. With some trees, such as water oaks, it takes most of fall and winter for all the leaves to come down.

Herbs can add flavor to your holidays
NEW MARKET, Va. - Homegrown herbs are a natural choice for adding a special flavor to your holidays -- everything from giving food a boost to providing Christmas cheer when decorating, clearing the air or personalizing gift-giving.

Flight path of leaves is dependent on breezes

Jackets placed on probation
ATLANTA - The NCAA finally slapped Georgia Tech with penalties Thursday in its long-running infractions case.

Jackets placed on probation
ATLANTA - The NCAA finally slapped Georgia Tech with penalties Thursday in its long-running infractions case.

Jackets' defense zeros in on QBs
ATLANTA - Nothing is more taboo on college campuses these days than hazing.

Jackets' defense zeros in on QBs
ATLANTA - Nothing is more taboo on college campuses these days than hazing.

NCAA gives Tech two-year probation
ATLANTA - The NCAA placed Georgia Tech on two years' probation Thursday for using 17 academically ineligible athletes in four sports, including 11 in football.

Jackets placed on probation

Jackets' defense zeros in on QBs

Three Musketeers reunited
The eight golfers on Georgia's top-ranked golf team are from different high schools, ranging from Florida to Canada.

Three Musketeers reunited

Sorenstam and Creamer feud over a drop
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Paula Creamer wasn't about to give Annika Sorenstam an inch.

Sorenstam and Creamer feud over a drop
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Paula Creamer wasn't about to give Annika Sorenstam an inch.

Sorenstam and Creamer feud over a drop

Three Musketeers reunited
The eight golfers on Georgia's top-ranked golf team are from different high schools, ranging from Florida to Canada.

Rebels use balance to get by Seahawks

Tigers keep hopes afloat

Hornets will get shot at Byrnes

Glover becomes portrait for success

Lions win first title

Lions focused on capturing first state title

Hawks inch closer to title

Devils Dome bound

Hawks inch closer to title
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Brandon Berry's early PAT proved to be the game-winner, but Andre Simmons' alert play late in the game gave Blackville-Hilda some breathing room in its Class A Lower State semifinal victory over Baptist Hill on Friday.

Hornets will get shot at Byrnes
AIKEN - The wild rumor circulating around Hagood Stadium after Friday night's Aiken-Westside game turned out to be a false alarm. Byrnes did not lose its game to York.

Lions focused on capturing first state title
No Augusta Christian football player has ever played a game at South Carolina State's Oliver C. Dawson Stadium.

Devils Dome bound
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Despite Lincoln County's 0-3 start to the season, quarterback Brandon Barden never worried.

Lions win first title
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - After only two years as a member of the South Carolina Independent Schools Association, Augusta Christian brought home their first ever football state championship with a 24-7 win over Porter Gaud.

Tigers keep hopes afloat
WASHINGTON, Ga. - The pass hung in the air for what seemed like 38 years, and Washington-Wilkes' hopes of ending its state championship drought of the same duration hung with it.

Rebels use balance to get by Seahawks
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Let's get the unfathomable out of the way first. Myrtle Beach took a 215-mile ride to Edgefield County for the South Carolina High School League Class AAA Lower State semifinals against Strom Thurmond.

Hawks inch closer to title
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Brandon Berry's early PAT proved to be the game-winner, but Andre Simmons' alert play late in the game gave Blackville-Hilda some breathing room in its Class A Lower State semifinal victory over Baptist Hill on Friday.

Rebels use balance to get by Seahawks
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Let's get the unfathomable out of the way first. Myrtle Beach took a 215-mile ride to Edgefield County for the South Carolina High School League Class AAA Lower State semifinals against Strom Thurmond.

Glover becomes portrait for success
The introduction to Larry Glover will be just as fast as he hits the hole for the Aiken Hornets.

Tigers keep hopes afloat
WASHINGTON, Ga. - The pass hung in the air for what seemed like 38 years, and Washington-Wilkes' hopes of ending its state championship drought of the same duration hung with it.

Lions focused on capturing first state title
No Augusta Christian football player has ever played a game at South Carolina State's Oliver C. Dawson Stadium.

Devils Dome bound
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Despite Lincoln County's 0-3 start to the season, quarterback Brandon Barden never worried.

Glover becomes portrait for success
The introduction to Larry Glover will be just as fast as he hits the hole for the Aiken Hornets.

Lions win first title
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - After only two years as a member of the South Carolina Independent Schools Association, Augusta Christian brought home their first ever football state championship with a 24-7 win over Porter Gaud.

Hornets will get shot at Byrnes
AIKEN - The wild rumor circulating around Hagood Stadium after Friday night's Aiken-Westside game turned out to be a false alarm. Byrnes did not lose its game to York.

Meaning of Thanksgiving gets lost in holidays
It's beginning to seem like Thanksgiving has become a holiday afterthought, lost between the orange and black decorations of Halloween and the red and green of Christmas.

Meaning of Thanksgiving gets lost in holidays
It's beginning to seem like Thanksgiving has become a holiday afterthought, lost between the orange and black decorations of Halloween and the red and green of Christmas.

Dems' hypocrisy shows over WMD
President George W. Bush recently said, "While it's perfectly legitimate to criticize my decision or the conduct of the war, it is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how that war began.Mike Fulford, Evans

Dems' hypocrisy shows over WMD

Evolution's details still questioned
Science seeks to understand nature and the universe by observation and evidence based learning.Art Beall, Evans

Don't leave executive branch unchecked
The Chronicle again applies square-peg-into-round-hole logic in tendering its views.Matt Alan, North Augusta, S.C.

Plame investigation is trumped-up joke
At least seven people knew Valerie Plame's identity, according to an Augusta Chronicle article Oct. 29.Carl W. Rafoth, Augusta

Plame investigation is trumped-up joke

Plame investigation is trumped-up joke
At least seven people knew Valerie Plame's identity, according to an Augusta Chronicle article Oct. 29.Carl W. Rafoth, Augusta

Evolution's details still questioned
Science seeks to understand nature and the universe by observation and evidence based learning.Art Beall, Evans

Don't leave executive branch unchecked
The Chronicle again applies square-peg-into-round-hole logic in tendering its views.Matt Alan, North Augusta, S.C.

Evolution's details still questioned

Don't leave executive branch unchecked

Dems' hypocrisy shows over WMD
President George W. Bush recently said, "While it's perfectly legitimate to criticize my decision or the conduct of the war, it is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how that war began.Mike Fulford, Evans

Prehistoric lizard called historic link in evolutionary chain

Grasses originated earlier than previously thought

Hyundai's Azera enters luxury field

Volkswagen pulls its luxury sedan out of U.S. car market

Chrysler ads fuel to auto price war

Ford recalling six models

Special styles are rediscovered at vintage and thrift stores

Living briefs

Harry Potter from A to Z

FDA to examine deaths of pediatric Tamiflu patients

Ford announces new incentive program

Special styles are rediscovered at vintage and thrift stores
NEW YORK - In many ways, fashion is about following trends. Think of all the women wearing velvet shrunken blazers with slim-leg jeans and stacked-heeled boots, carrying a studded hobo handbag.

Chrysler ads fuel to auto price war
DETROIT - DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group said Thursday it will give two years of free gas to customers who buy a 2005 or 2006 vehicle before Jan. 3, following announcements of new discounts by rivals General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co.

FDA to examine deaths of pediatric Tamiflu patients
WASHINGTON - Federal drug regulators said Friday there was insufficient evidence to tie the flu drug Tamiflu to the deaths of 12 Japanese children or to hallucinations, encephalitis and other symptoms suffered by some Japanese patients.

Hyundai's Azera enters luxury field
Add another Hyundai to the shopping list. With the release this month of Hyundai's new flagship sedan, the 2006 Azera, the South Korean automaker offers another noteworthy model for American car shoppers - this time for buyers of near-luxury to entry-luxury large sedans.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

Harry Potter from A to Z
The world of Harry Potter is coming to an end. Oh, no time soon, but it is on the downward slope toward its inevitable conclusion.

FDA to examine deaths of pediatric Tamiflu patients
WASHINGTON - Federal drug regulators said Friday there was insufficient evidence to tie the flu drug Tamiflu to the deaths of 12 Japanese children or to hallucinations, encephalitis and other symptoms suffered by some Japanese patients.

Volkswagen pulls its luxury sedan out of U.S. car market
DETROIT - Volkswagen said Monday that it will stop selling its luxury Phaeton sedan in the U.S. market next year.

Grasses originated earlier than previously thought
WASHINGTON - Dinosaurs grazed on grass? Scientists have discovered the first evidence that when some dipped their long necks, they pulled up grass along with ferns and other greenery - a big surprise, since grasses were thought to have evolved after dinosaurs died off.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

Ford recalling six models
WASHINGTON - Ford Motor Co. recalled about 220,000 vehicles from the 2005 model year on Wednesday amid concerns that a battery cable was rubbing against the vehicle frame, potentially causing fires, and that a fuel tank strap could separate after logging tens of thousands of miles.

Ford recalling six models
WASHINGTON - Ford Motor Co. recalled about 220,000 vehicles from the 2005 model year on Wednesday amid concerns that a battery cable was rubbing against the vehicle frame, potentially causing fires, and that a fuel tank strap could separate after logging tens of thousands of miles.

Prehistoric lizard called historic link in evolutionary chain
DALLAS - Amateur fossil hunter Van Turner felt certain he found something important as he combed through turned-up earth at a construction site 16 years ago.

Chrysler ads fuel to auto price war
DETROIT - DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group said Thursday it will give two years of free gas to customers who buy a 2005 or 2006 vehicle before Jan. 3, following announcements of new discounts by rivals General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co.

Grasses originated earlier than previously thought
WASHINGTON - Dinosaurs grazed on grass? Scientists have discovered the first evidence that when some dipped their long necks, they pulled up grass along with ferns and other greenery - a big surprise, since grasses were thought to have evolved after dinosaurs died off.

Ford announces new incentive program
DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. became the second of the Big Three automakers to jump back into the discount game with a program that knocks thousands of dollars off the price of some vehicles.

Special styles are rediscovered at vintage and thrift stores
NEW YORK - In many ways, fashion is about following trends. Think of all the women wearing velvet shrunken blazers with slim-leg jeans and stacked-heeled boots, carrying a studded hobo handbag.

Harry Potter from A to Z
The world of Harry Potter is coming to an end. Oh, no time soon, but it is on the downward slope toward its inevitable conclusion.

Prehistoric lizard called historic link in evolutionary chain
DALLAS - Amateur fossil hunter Van Turner felt certain he found something important as he combed through turned-up earth at a construction site 16 years ago.

Hyundai's Azera enters luxury field
Add another Hyundai to the shopping list. With the release this month of Hyundai's new flagship sedan, the 2006 Azera, the South Korean automaker offers another noteworthy model for American car shoppers - this time for buyers of near-luxury to entry-luxury large sedans.

Ford announces new incentive program
DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. became the second of the Big Three automakers to jump back into the discount game with a program that knocks thousands of dollars off the price of some vehicles.

Volkswagen pulls its luxury sedan out of U.S. car market
DETROIT - Volkswagen said Monday that it will stop selling its luxury Phaeton sedan in the U.S. market next year.

Well-traveled forward finds home with Lynx
Brian Passmore is in his third ECHL season, but the 25-year-old has already played for five teams.

Well-traveled forward finds home with Lynx

Well-traveled forward finds home with Lynx
Brian Passmore is in his third ECHL season, but the 25-year-old has already played for five teams.

Howard's widow accepts 'torch'
Promising to continue the legacy of her late husband, the widow of Georgia Rep. Henry Howard was sworn into office Thursday as the new representative for District 121.

Switch reduces eligible pupils
Soon, thousands of Georgia high school students might lose HOPE.

Across the area
A local man's Christmas trees have been selected to decorate the Governor's Mansion in Atlanta.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Howard's widow accepts 'torch'

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

Across Georgia
COLUMBUS - Two former Army soldiers were acquitted Thursday in the 2004 shooting death of their friend outside a Columbus nightclub.

Kid of the Day
Traleen Rhone is today's Kid of the Day.

Switch reduces eligible pupils
Soon, thousands of Georgia high school students might lose HOPE.

Woman completes Journey of Hope
Deborah Simone promised her dying husband she would complete his cross-country trek to raise awareness about hepatitis C.

Across the area
Authorities have identified the woman who was found dead in her car Thursday morning on the side of Doug Barnard Parkway near Gravel Pit Road.

Coming soon: Mullins Crossing II
Target and Kohl's were only the beginning. A sequel to the Mullins Crossing shopping center in Evans is already in the works.

Mobile homes in emergency state
The Augusta Commission declared a mobile home park in the 2500 block of Deans Bridge Road in a state of emergency Thursday night after electricity, gas and water were cut off to about 60 people.

Looking into your heart
Sylvia Raborn has a little yellow around her heart, which is not a good thing.

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

Signals will change to improve traffic flow
New traffic signals being installed to help improve vehicle flow on Washington Road have actually been creating more backups along the busy roadway, people involved in traffic planning acknowledged.

News you can use
Entertainment events and activities for today include:

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A small plane with three people on board landed on its belly at a metro Atlanta airport after circling several times with stuck landing gear.

Member wins contract
AIKEN - As an Aiken County councilman, Charles Barton isn't allowed to influence the county in any way that could help him financially.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Officials step up seizures
AIKEN - You may play video poker in South Carolina. But don't even think about cashing in those proverbial chips.

Men plead to lesser charges in sexual assaults

Diving into 'Goblet'
To say that Ana Beasley, 6, is a Harry Potter fan is an understatement.

Mobile homes in emergency state

Landlord must fix conditions

'No man's land' may get fire service
A change in fire service for Columbia County's unincorporated area starting Dec. 31 is set to apply to an area south of Harlem's city limits - a location some refer to as ''no man's land.''

'No man's land' may get fire service

Girls size up Army
Seventeen-year-old Lavetta Dorsey has a pretty good idea what she would like to do when she graduates Lucy C. Laney High School this spring.

Signals will change to improve traffic flow

Boyles says he'll back Copenhaver in runoff
Calling for Augusta to turn to "fresh new leadership," former Augusta Commissioner Tommy Boyles, who was defeated in his bid for mayor last week, announced Thursday that he will support Deke Copenhaver in his runoff election against interim Mayor Willie Mays on Dec. 6.

Across South Carolina
ORANGEBURG - South Carolina State University evacuated about 400 students from a dormitory Thursday morning because of flooding caused by a pipe break.

Bill would allow public prayer by officials
AIKEN - U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett, R-S.C., announced plans Thursday to introduce legislation called the Public Prayer Protection Act.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Sales and payouts for Pick 3 and Pick 4 tickets have returned to normal after a technical problem was corrected, South Carolina lottery officials said Friday.

Men plead to lesser charges in sexual assaults
Two men accused of sexual assaults in unrelated cases pleaded guilty to reduced charges Thursday.

Landlord must fix conditions
It doesn't do Betty Walker much good to flush her toilet.

Mobile homes in emergency state
The Augusta Commission declared a mobile home park in the 2500 block of Deans Bridge Road in a state of emergency Thursday night after electricity, gas and water were cut off to about 60 people.

Across Georgia
COLUMBUS - Two former Army soldiers were acquitted Thursday in the 2004 shooting death of their friend outside a Columbus nightclub.

Signals will change to improve traffic flow
New traffic signals being installed to help improve vehicle flow on Washington Road have actually been creating more backups along the busy roadway, people involved in traffic planning acknowledged.

Diving into 'Goblet'
To say that Ana Beasley, 6, is a Harry Potter fan is an understatement.

Mother is calling for look into complaint
A 7-year-old's complaints that he was sexually touched by a classmate at school have gone unanswered, his mother said Thursday.

Man tells of life long ago through cabin he built
AIKEN - People are failing to remember the past, John Osteen said.

Kid of the Day
Traleen Rhone is today's Kid of the Day.

Landlord must fix conditions
It doesn't do Betty Walker much good to flush her toilet.

'No man's land' may get fire service
A change in fire service for Columbia County's unincorporated area starting Dec. 31 is set to apply to an area south of Harlem's city limits - a location some refer to as ''no man's land.''

New ramp OK'd for escape
It's official. Transportation planners now have the green light to construct an emergency ramp from Columbia Nitrogen Road onto Interstate 520.

Girls size up Army
Seventeen-year-old Lavetta Dorsey has a pretty good idea what she would like to do when she graduates Lucy C. Laney High School this spring.

Augustans gather in prayer at the Bell
There was an unexpected item added to the prayer list at Friday's Prayer and Praise Rally at the Bell Auditorium - parking.

Looking into your heart
Sylvia Raborn has a little yellow around her heart, which is not a good thing.

Howard's widow accepts 'torch'
Promising to continue the legacy of her late husband, the widow of Georgia Rep. Henry Howard was sworn into office Thursday as the new representative for District 121.

Coming soon: Mullins Crossing II
Target and Kohl's were only the beginning. A sequel to the Mullins Crossing shopping center in Evans is already in the works.

Kid of the Day

Member wins contract

Switch reduces eligible pupils

School travel is still limited

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina

Boyles says he'll back Copenhaver in runoff

Mother is calling for look into complaint
A 7-year-old's complaints that he was sexually touched by a classmate at school have gone unanswered, his mother said Thursday.

Across the area

Men plead to lesser charges in sexual assaults
Two men accused of sexual assaults in unrelated cases pleaded guilty to reduced charges Thursday.

Girls size up Army

Across the area

Across the area
Authorities have identified the woman who was found dead in her car Thursday morning on the side of Doug Barnard Parkway near Gravel Pit Road.

Deputies say man set truck, himself, on fire
Richmond County sheriff's investigators are investigating a domestic disturbance that ended when a man crashed his Ford F-150 pickup into a house and set the truck and himself on fire.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A small plane with three people on board landed on its belly at a metro Atlanta airport after circling several times with stuck landing gear.

Diving into 'Goblet'

Woman completes Journey of Hope
Deborah Simone promised her dying husband she would complete his cross-country trek to raise awareness about hepatitis C.

New ramp OK'd for escape

Boyles says he'll back Copenhaver in runoff
Calling for Augusta to turn to "fresh new leadership," former Augusta Commissioner Tommy Boyles, who was defeated in his bid for mayor last week, announced Thursday that he will support Deke Copenhaver in his runoff election against interim Mayor Willie Mays on Dec. 6.

Augustans gather in prayer at the Bell

Angry Augusta man sets fire to himself
An Augusta man was in critical condition in the burn unit of a local hospital after he set himself on fire at the end of a violent confrontation with his wife Friday afternoon.

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Kid of the Day
Conner Lee Newsome is today's Kid of the Day.

Engineers go back to school

Engineers go back to school
They showed them the money and ways they can make a difference.

Angry Augusta man sets fire to himself

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Sales and payouts for Pick 3 and Pick 4 tickets have returned to normal after a technical problem was corrected, South Carolina lottery officials said Friday.

Officials step up seizures

School travel is still limited
Fuel prices are falling, but it's too soon to ease restrictions on school travel, Richmond County school officials said Friday.

Burmeister says memo is untrue

Sexual harassment case sweeps Florida prisons
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Since 2000, Florida Department of Corrections officers and supervisors have faced more than 540 allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation by female employees.

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Augustans gather in prayer at the Bell
There was an unexpected item added to the prayer list at Friday's Prayer and Praise Rally at the Bell Auditorium - parking.

Bill would allow public prayer by officials
AIKEN - U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett, R-S.C., announced plans Thursday to introduce legislation called the Public Prayer Protection Act.

Correction
- A story in Thursday's editions misidentified the train that was parked outside Avondale Mills Inc. on the morning of Jan. 6.

Mother is calling for look into complaint

Burmeister says memo is untrue
The Richmond County Democratic Party called for state Rep. Sue Burmeister to resign Friday after statements attributed to her in a Department of Justice memo said black voters in her district don't vote unless they are paid to do so.

New ramp OK'd for escape
It's official. Transportation planners now have the green light to construct an emergency ramp from Columbia Nitrogen Road onto Interstate 520.

Angry Augusta man sets fire to himself
An Augusta man was in critical condition in the burn unit of a local hospital after he set himself on fire at the end of a violent confrontation with his wife Friday afternoon.

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Touching complaint investigated
Richmond County school officials are investigating whether a mother's complaints of her son being touched sexually by a fellow second-grader were properly handled.

Touching complaint investigated
Richmond County school officials are investigating whether a mother's complaints of her son being touched sexually by a fellow second-grader were properly handled.

School travel is still limited
Fuel prices are falling, but it's too soon to ease restrictions on school travel, Richmond County school officials said Friday.

Officials step up seizures
AIKEN - You may play video poker in South Carolina. But don't even think about cashing in those proverbial chips.

Man tells of life long ago through cabin he built
AIKEN - People are failing to remember the past, John Osteen said.

Burmeister says memo is untrue
The Richmond County Democratic Party called for state Rep. Sue Burmeister to resign Friday after statements attributed to her in a Department of Justice memo said black voters in her district don't vote unless they are paid to do so.

Member wins contract
AIKEN - As an Aiken County councilman, Charles Barton isn't allowed to influence the county in any way that could help him financially.

Across South Carolina
ORANGEBURG - South Carolina State University evacuated about 400 students from a dormitory Thursday morning because of flooding caused by a pipe break.

Engineers go back to school
They showed them the money and ways they can make a difference.

Sexual harassment case sweeps Florida prisons
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Since 2000, Florida Department of Corrections officers and supervisors have faced more than 540 allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation by female employees.

Correction
- A story in Thursday's editions misidentified the train that was parked outside Avondale Mills Inc. on the morning of Jan. 6.

Kid of the Day
Conner Lee Newsome is today's Kid of the Day.

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Bill would allow public prayer by officials

Man tells of life long ago through cabin he built

Looking into your heart

Correction

Across South Carolina

Touching complaint investigated

Coming soon: Mullins Crossing II

News you can use

Woman completes Journey of Hope

Sexual harassment case sweeps Florida prisons

News you can use

Across the area
A local man's Christmas trees have been selected to decorate the Governor's Mansion in Atlanta.

Across Georgia

Kid of the Day

Spurrier gives Carolina credibility
Contrary to widely circulated reports, Steve Spurrier is neither a god nor the devil. He is simply the best dadgum ball coach the South Carolina Gamecocks have ever had.

Spurrier gives Carolina credibility
Contrary to widely circulated reports, Steve Spurrier is neither a god nor the devil. He is simply the best dadgum ball coach the South Carolina Gamecocks have ever had.

Suicide bombers movie has Israelis on edge of their seats
TEL AVIV, Israel - A movie about Palestinian suicide bombers had Tel Aviv viewers on the edge of their seats - and some even found themselves empathizing with the two West Bank mechanics trying to attack their city.

10 animated films eligible for Oscar nods

American Film Institute seeks most inspiring movies
LOS ANGELES - Distressed by thoughts of war, terrorism and natural disasters? Maybe an uplifting movie will take the edge off.

State attorneys general want smoking warning on DVDs

Suicide bombers movie has Israelis on edge of their seats
TEL AVIV, Israel - A movie about Palestinian suicide bombers had Tel Aviv viewers on the edge of their seats - and some even found themselves empathizing with the two West Bank mechanics trying to attack their city.

American Film Institute seeks most inspiring movies

10 animated films eligible for Oscar nods
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - Ten films will be considered for Oscar nominations in the animated-feature category, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday.

Suicide bombers movie has Israelis on edge of their seats

American Film Institute seeks most inspiring movies
LOS ANGELES - Distressed by thoughts of war, terrorism and natural disasters? Maybe an uplifting movie will take the edge off.

State attorneys general want smoking warning on DVDs
LOS ANGELES - With a new study showing that exposure to on-screen smoking prompts many American adolescents to light up, attorneys general from 32 states want Hollywood to slap anti-smoking admonitions on all new DVDs.

10 animated films eligible for Oscar nods
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - Ten films will be considered for Oscar nominations in the animated-feature category, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday.

State attorneys general want smoking warning on DVDs
LOS ANGELES - With a new study showing that exposure to on-screen smoking prompts many American adolescents to light up, attorneys general from 32 states want Hollywood to slap anti-smoking admonitions on all new DVDs.

Songwriter wins plagiarism case against Madonna
BRUSSELS, Belgium - A little-known Belgian songwriter won a plagiarism case against Madonna on Friday, leading a local court to ban the megastar's song "Frozen" from sale or broadcast in the country.

'The John & Yoko Collection'on DVD
NEW YORK - "I dream of us being an old couple on the south coast of Ireland," says John Lennon, seated onstage next to wife Yoko Ono. Then, in a "When I'm Sixty-four" burst of playfulness, he adopts a crinkly voice and pretends to reminisce about this night in 1971: "I remember when we were on 'Dick Cavett'!"

'The John & Yoko Collection'on DVD

Songwriter wins plagiarism case against Madonna

Songwriter wins plagiarism case against Madonna
BRUSSELS, Belgium - A little-known Belgian songwriter won a plagiarism case against Madonna on Friday, leading a local court to ban the megastar's song "Frozen" from sale or broadcast in the country.

'The John & Yoko Collection'on DVD
NEW YORK - "I dream of us being an old couple on the south coast of Ireland," says John Lennon, seated onstage next to wife Yoko Ono. Then, in a "When I'm Sixty-four" burst of playfulness, he adopts a crinkly voice and pretends to reminisce about this night in 1971: "I remember when we were on 'Dick Cavett'!"

Revamped Georgia Tech wins opener
ATLANTA - Anthony Morrow led a balanced attack with 15 points as Georgia Tech's five new starters rolled to an 80-52 season-opening win over UNC-Asheville Friday night.

Jaguars expect respect
Peach Belt Conference coaches picked the Augusta State men's basketball team to finish ninth in the conference last year.

Revamped Georgia Tech wins opener
ATLANTA - Anthony Morrow led a balanced attack with 15 points as Georgia Tech's five new starters rolled to an 80-52 season-opening win over UNC-Asheville Friday night.

Lady Jags have a lot of potential
Greg Wilson doesn't like the word potential, but he has a hard time avoiding it when he describes the Augusta State women's basketball team.

Expectations are sky high for Paine, Spry this season
History will be made tonight at Carter Gym. But Ron Spry doesn't seem too concerned with his team's first-ever home game against Augusta State. Not with the way the week has gone.

Jaguars expect respect
Peach Belt Conference coaches picked the Augusta State men's basketball team to finish ninth in the conference last year.

Lady Jags have a lot of potential
Greg Wilson doesn't like the word potential, but he has a hard time avoiding it when he describes the Augusta State women's basketball team.

Expectations are sky high for Paine, Spry this season
History will be made tonight at Carter Gym. But Ron Spry doesn't seem too concerned with his team's first-ever home game against Augusta State. Not with the way the week has gone.

Minter: Gamble will be great cornerback

Receiver returns to starting role vs. Bucs

Mrs. Hazel M. Jones    (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)

Mrs. Cheryl Hills    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. James C. Reagan    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Jayson D. Richards    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Doug Wells    (RCBOE)

Mr. Clenton Ryans    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Barefield    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha Stiefel    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Nancy N. Cushman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alvinia Tarver    (CLAXTON, Ga.)

Mr. Stevie Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennie Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Courtney Pugh    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Diana L. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy N. Cushman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Doug Wells    (RCBOE)

Mrs. Martha Stiefel    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Doretha Whitehead    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula M. Bell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Williams    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Jason Lee Fields    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Arthur J. Youmans    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Ms. Vicki Keen Dibler    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Barefield    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James C. Reagan    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Willie "Bat" Ruff    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Lamar Steelman    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Rebecca Allen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret McDaniel    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Francis Andrews    (DEEPSTEP, Ga.)

Mr. A. Gene Oliver    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Lula M. Bell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lester E. Brinson, Sr.    (BIG CANOE, Ga.)

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

Hayden "Bryce" Williams    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie L. Campbell    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. James E. Corgill    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard V. Canterbury    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Bevelyn McCommons    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy N. Cushman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jeanette Davis    (VIDALIA, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Evans    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Evans    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Georgia R. Hall    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Thompson Ferguson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Emanuel Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Jason Lee Fields    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Beverly Latimer    (FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla.)

Mrs. Mary Freed    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret McDaniel    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Georgia R. Hall    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Jessie B. Wilson    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Bruce C. Hillis    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennie Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cheryl Hills    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret McDaniel    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Holloway    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Paige Lott    (LITHONIA, Ga.)

Mr. Emanuel Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Miss Bessie Mae Bell    (SPARTANBURG, S.C.)

Mr. Clyde Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean Laney    (DEARING, Ga.)

Ms. Vicki Keen Dibler    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. A. Earlie Helms, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Henrietta Kicklighter    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Everlina Carey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beverly Latimer    (FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla.)

Mrs. Lula M. Bell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Connie Lee Rohrs    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. A.B. "Andy" Mulcay III    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Stevie Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Wee Tutt    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy McCladdie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny J. Simpson    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret McDaniel    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Bonnie Perdue Bell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Fannie McNeal    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Miss Bessie Mae Bell    (SPARTANBURG, S.C.)

Mr. James F. Mills    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Barefield    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Daniel J. G. Moretz    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie L. Campbell    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Bonnie Perdue Bell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Richard V. Canterbury    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Miss Courtney Pugh    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanette Davis    (VIDALIA, Ga.)

Mr. James C. Reagan    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Thompson Ferguson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Jayson D. Richards    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Freed    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Clenton Ryans    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Bruce C. Hillis    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Diana L. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Holloway    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Stiefel    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Clyde Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alvinia Tarver    (CLAXTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Henrietta Kicklighter    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennie Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Connie Lee Rohrs    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Doug Wells    (RCBOE)

Mrs. Dorothy McCladdie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doretha Whitehead    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Fannie McNeal    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. James E. Williams    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Daniel J. G. Moretz    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur J. Youmans    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Hayden "Bryce" Williams    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Daroll Bell    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Wee Tutt    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. A.B. "Andy" Mulcay III    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Stiefel    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Evelyn M. Alexander    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny J. Simpson    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny J. Simpson    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mr. James C. Reagan    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula M. Bell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bonnie Perdue Bell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Daniel J. G. Moretz    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lester E. Brinson, Sr.    (BIG CANOE, Ga.)

Mrs. Bevelyn McCommons    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mr. Homer E. Burke    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Ms. Vicki Keen Dibler    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Bonnie Perdue Bell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Cheryl Hills    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Everlina Carey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Godbee    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Corgill    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thompson Ferguson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Nancy N. Cushman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. B. DeRon Autry    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. B. DeRon Autry    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Corgill    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. A. Earlie Helms, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Homer E. Burke    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Thompson Ferguson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. A. Gene Oliver    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Daroll Bell    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Miss Courtney Pugh    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn M. Alexander    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Godbee    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Jessie B. Wilson    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Cheryl Hills    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Doug Wells    (RCBOE)

Mrs. Hazel M. Jones    (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)

Mrs. Jennie Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Vicki Keen Dibler    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Lamar Steelman    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Willie "Bat" Ruff    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Theresa H. Rozier    (NEW ORLEANS, La.)

Mrs. Jean Laney    (DEARING, Ga.)

Miss Courtney Pugh    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Allen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Daniel J. G. Moretz    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Paige Lott    (LITHONIA, Ga.)

Mr. Francis Andrews    (DEEPSTEP, Ga.)

Mrs. Theresa H. Rozier    (NEW ORLEANS, La.)

Mr. Emanuel Johnson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula M. Bell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Stiefel (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Arthur J. Youmans (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. James E. Williams (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula M. Bell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bonnie Perdue Bell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Alvinia Tarver (CLAXTON, Ga.)

Mr. Doug Wells (RCBOE)

Daniel J. G. Moretz (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. A. Earlie Helms, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bonnie Perdue Bell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Richard V. Canterbury (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Stevie Martin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Vicki Keen Dibler (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Jason Lee Fields (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Freed (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Nancy N. Cushman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Fannie McNeal (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. A. Gene Oliver (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Miss Courtney Pugh (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James C. Reagan (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Francis Andrews (DEEPSTEP, Ga.)

Mrs. Connie Lee Rohrs (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Bruce C. Hillis (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Cheryl Hills (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Everlina Carey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie "Bat" Ruff (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Stiefel (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Rebecca Allen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel M. Jones (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)

Mr. James C. Reagan (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Doug Wells (RCBOE)

Mr. Johnny Barefield (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Daroll Bell (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thompson Ferguson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Jessie B. Wilson (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Jayson D. Richards (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James E. Corgill (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret McDaniel (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. B. DeRon Autry (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Nancy N. Cushman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Paige Lott (LITHONIA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Barefield (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Bevelyn McCommons (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Godbee (SARDIS, Ga.)

Miss Bessie Mae Bell (SPARTANBURG, S.C.)

Mrs. Theresa H. Rozier (NEW ORLEANS, La.)

Mr. Thompson Ferguson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret McDaniel (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Holloway (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Lamar Steelman (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Jeanette Davis (VIDALIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Wee Tutt (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Beverly Latimer (FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla.)

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

Mrs. Doretha Whitehead (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn M. Alexander (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Vicki Keen Dibler (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennie Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Georgia R. Hall (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. A.B. "Andy" Mulcay III (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie L. Campbell (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Jean Laney (DEARING, Ga.)

Daniel J. G. Moretz (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Hayden "Bryce" Williams (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Diana L. Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny J. Simpson (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mr. James F. Mills (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lester E. Brinson, Sr. (BIG CANOE, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Evans (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Miss Courtney Pugh (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Clenton Ryans (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Clyde Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Henrietta Kicklighter (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy McCladdie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennie Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cheryl Hills (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Walters, Motes ready to serve collegiate teams

Overtime

Ali's legacy to live in his hometown

Overtime

Walters, Motes ready to serve collegiate teams
Two Columbia County tennis standouts sealed their collegiate futures this week before even stepping on the court for their final high school seasons.

Walters, Motes ready to serve collegiate teams
Two Columbia County tennis standouts sealed their collegiate futures this week before even stepping on the court for their final high school seasons.

Ali's legacy to live in his hometown
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Angelo Dundee was back in Muhammad Ali's corner.

Overtime
Four members of the Atlanta Braves, including 1996 Cy Young winner John Smoltz, are scheduled to sign autographs today at The First Tee of Augusta, 3165 Damascus Road.

Overtime
Four members of the Atlanta Braves, including 1996 Cy Young winner John Smoltz, are scheduled to sign autographs today at The First Tee of Augusta, 3165 Damascus Road.

Ali's legacy to live in his hometown
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Angelo Dundee was back in Muhammad Ali's corner.

Overtime
In Columbia, Colt King had a third-period hat trick to lead Augusta to a 9-5 victory over Columbia.

Overtime
In Columbia, Colt King had a third-period hat trick to lead Augusta to a 9-5 victory over Columbia.

Minter: Gamble will be great cornerback
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carolina Panthers safety Mike Minter is not one for bold statements, but on Thursday he predicted teammate Chris Gamble will become the NFL's next great cornerback.

Receiver returns to starting role vs. Bucs
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Jenkins did not miss a game as a rookie last year. He never missed a game in four years at Ohio State.

Minter: Gamble will be great cornerback
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carolina Panthers safety Mike Minter is not one for bold statements, but on Thursday he predicted teammate Chris Gamble will become the NFL's next great cornerback.

Receiver returns to starting role vs. Bucs
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Jenkins did not miss a game as a rookie last year. He never missed a game in four years at Ohio State.

Faith digest
Bikers will gather for the annual turkey ride at 10 a.m. today at Augusta Harley-Davidson, 4200 Frontage Road. They will ride to Miracle Making Ministries to distribute turkeys to needy families. A $10 donation will provide a turkey. The event is sponsored by Augusta H.O.G. Chapter 1019 and the dealership. Call 651-0444.

Faith digest
Bikers will gather for the annual turkey ride at 10 a.m. today at Augusta Harley-Davidson, 4200 Frontage Road. They will ride to Miracle Making Ministries to distribute turkeys to needy families. A $10 donation will provide a turkey. The event is sponsored by Augusta H.O.G. Chapter 1019 and the dealership. Call 651-0444.

America's Founders were profoundly religious
President Washington proclaimed America's first national day of prayer and thanksgiving in 1789, President Lincoln fixed the annual November Thanksgiving Day during the Civil War, and President George W. Bush continues the tradition.

Vatican's chief astronomer: 'intelligent design' isn't science
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican's chief astronomer said Friday that "intelligent design" isn't science and doesn't belong in science classrooms, the latest high-ranking Roman Catholic official to enter the evolution debate in the United States.

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

Augusta church groups help victims of Katrina
Even though pictures of Hurricane Katrina and its havoc along the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29 have been broadcast on television, volunteer Laura Behnke's family in Evans was surprised by the snapshots she brought back from Slidell, La.

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

Vatican's chief astronomer: 'intelligent design' isn't science
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican's chief astronomer said Friday that "intelligent design" isn't science and doesn't belong in science classrooms, the latest high-ranking Roman Catholic official to enter the evolution debate in the United States.

Cancer's spread won't stop pastor
Beep ... beep ... beep. Every few seconds, the Rev. Scott Ostendorf's words are punctuated with soft beeps, a signal from the prayer pager strapped to his belt that someone is praying for him.

America's Founders were profoundly religious
President Washington proclaimed America's first national day of prayer and thanksgiving in 1789, President Lincoln fixed the annual November Thanksgiving Day during the Civil War, and President George W. Bush continues the tradition.

Augusta church groups help victims of Katrina
Even though pictures of Hurricane Katrina and its havoc along the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29 have been broadcast on television, volunteer Laura Behnke's family in Evans was surprised by the snapshots she brought back from Slidell, La.

National Museum of American Jewish History announces move
PHILADELPHIA - The National Museum of American Jewish History on Thursday announced plans to build a new facility that it hopes will raise its profile and quadruple the number of annual visitors.

Cancer's spread won't stop pastor
Beep ... beep ... beep. Every few seconds, the Rev. Scott Ostendorf's words are punctuated with soft beeps, a signal from the prayer pager strapped to his belt that someone is praying for him.

National Museum of American Jewish History announces move
PHILADELPHIA - The National Museum of American Jewish History on Thursday announced plans to build a new facility that it hopes will raise its profile and quadruple the number of annual visitors.

Spurrier gives Carolina credibility

Television finally has gone too far

Broadcasters: People with DVRs watch more television
NEW YORK - Even though nine out of 10 people with digital video recorders say they usually fast-forward through commercials, broadcast executives argued Wednesday that doesn't mean the death knell for advertisers.

Koppel will exit 'Nightline' with lessons from Morrie

Broadcasters: People with DVRs watch more television
NEW YORK - Even though nine out of 10 people with digital video recorders say they usually fast-forward through commercials, broadcast executives argued Wednesday that doesn't mean the death knell for advertisers.

Koppel will exit 'Nightline' with lessons from Morrie
NEW YORK - Ted Koppel will conclude his 25-year run on ABC's "Nightline" with a look back on lessons from Morrie Schwartz.

Broadcasters: People with DVRs watch more television

Koppel will exit 'Nightline' with lessons from Morrie
NEW YORK - Ted Koppel will conclude his 25-year run on ABC's "Nightline" with a look back on lessons from Morrie Schwartz.

Dana Reeve says she's responding well to cancer treatment

'Hollywood Madam' plans Nevada brothel makeover

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Matthew McConaughey named 'sexiest man alive'

Dogs hoping to finally take East
ATHENS, Ga. - The Georgia Bulldogs realize how fortunate they are.

Dogs hoping to finally take East

Georgia defense shows a few cracks
ATHENS, Ga. - It's been a while since Georgia had to worry about its defense.

Dogs hoping to finally take East
ATHENS, Ga. - The Georgia Bulldogs realize how fortunate they are.

Georgia defense shows a few cracks

Georgia defense shows a few cracks
ATHENS, Ga. - It's been a while since Georgia had to worry about its defense.

Television finally has gone too far
The future is upon us and it looks bleak. Just as frightening as killer Terminator robots or the sinister-sounding HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey are the technological twists and turns in the television industry.

Television finally has gone too far
The future is upon us and it looks bleak. Just as frightening as killer Terminator robots or the sinister-sounding HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey are the technological twists and turns in the television industry.

Cancer's spread won't stop pastor

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Vatican's chief astronomer: 'intelligent design' isn't science

America's Founders were profoundly religious

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Augusta church groups help victims of Katrina

National Museum of American Jewish History announces move