Joan Didion wins National Book Award

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

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."

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
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.

Exhibit showcases rare paper trail of a slave

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."

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.

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

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

GE jettisons 'tremendous drag' in sale

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Oil prices drop more than $1 per barrel

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

Golf colors Augusta tourism

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.

Delta CFO says Delta needs pilot wage cuts to recover

Developer plays part in entertainment complex

Efforts to protect songs on CDs fail

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.

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.

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.

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. 18, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Nov. 19, 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
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.

Iron Bowl matches best offense, defense

Expectations are sky high for Paine, Spry this season

Lady Jags have a lot of potential

Revamped Georgia Tech wins opener

Jaguars expect respect

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
"(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."

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

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

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

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."

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

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.

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.

Administration hits back, finally

Unions are bad for education

'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."

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.

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."

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.

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.

'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.

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

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."

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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' 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.

Jackets' defense zeros in on QBs

Jackets placed on probation

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

Sorenstam and Creamer feud over a drop

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

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.

Lions focused on capturing first state title

Hornets will get shot at Byrnes

Rebels use balance to get by Seahawks

Glover becomes portrait for success

Lions win first title

Tigers keep hopes afloat

Devils Dome bound

Hawks inch closer to title

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Evolution's details still questioned

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

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

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

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
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

Don't leave executive branch unchecked

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

Ford recalling six models

Hyundai's Azera enters luxury field

Grasses originated earlier than previously thought

Ford announces new incentive program

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

Prehistoric lizard called historic link in evolutionary chain

Living briefs

Special styles are rediscovered at vintage and thrift stores

Harry Potter from A to Z

FDA to examine deaths of pediatric Tamiflu patients

Chrysler ads fuel to auto price war

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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
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

Howard's widow accepts 'torch'

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.

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Men plead to lesser charges in sexual assaults

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Engineers go back to school

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

Correction

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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

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.

'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.''

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

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

'No man's land' may get fire service

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.

Touching complaint investigated

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

Man tells of life long ago through cabin he built

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

'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.''

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Landlord must fix conditions

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 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

Bill would allow public prayer by officials

Across Georgia

Looking into your heart

Sexual harassment case sweeps Florida prisons

Angry Augusta man sets fire to himself

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

News you can use

New ramp OK'd for escape

Burmeister says memo is untrue

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.

Kid of the Day

Diving into 'Goblet'

Woman completes Journey of Hope

Across the area

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 South Carolina

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.

School travel is still limited

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.

Member wins contract

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

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

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

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

Mobile homes in emergency state

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

Signals will change to improve traffic flow

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

Girls size up Army

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.

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.

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

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.

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

Across South Carolina

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

Coming soon: Mullins Crossing II

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.

Boyles says he'll back Copenhaver in runoff

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Augustans gather in prayer at the Bell

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

News you can use

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia

Switch reduces eligible pupils

Across the area

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

Mother is calling for look into complaint

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

American Film Institute seeks most inspiring movies

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.

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
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.

10 animated films eligible for Oscar nods

Suicide bombers movie has Israelis on edge of their seats

'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'!"

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'!"

Songwriter wins plagiarism case against Madonna

'The John & Yoko Collection'on DVD

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Receiver returns to starting role vs. Bucs

Minter: Gamble will be great cornerback

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

Mr. Robert Holloway    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Barefield    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Ella Wee Tutt    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Clenton Ryans    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Jeanette Davis    (VIDALIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alvinia Tarver    (CLAXTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy McCladdie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennie Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Doug Wells    (RCBOE)

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

Mrs. Doretha Whitehead    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Bevelyn McCommons    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Freed    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Henrietta Kicklighter    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Barefield    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Daniel J. G. Moretz    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Rebecca Allen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bevelyn McCommons    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

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.)

Mrs. Ella Wee Tutt    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Rebecca Allen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Jeanette Davis    (VIDALIA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Daniel Evans    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Clyde Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jason Lee Fields    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Connie Lee Rohrs    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Freed    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Hayden "Bryce" Williams    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Robert Holloway    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Daniel J. G. Moretz    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Emanuel Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Vicki Keen Dibler    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Clyde Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Courtney Pugh    (HEPHZIBAH, 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.)

Hayden "Bryce" Williams    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Stevie Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy McCladdie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Helen Paige Lott    (LITHONIA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Francis Andrews    (DEEPSTEP, Ga.)

Mr. James F. Mills    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Daniel J. G. Moretz    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Miss Courtney Pugh    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Evans    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. James C. Reagan    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Jason Lee Fields    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Clenton Ryans    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Emanuel Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Ms. Vicki Keen Dibler    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Alvinia Tarver    (CLAXTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Beverly Latimer    (FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla.)

Mrs. Jennie Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stevie Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Doug Wells    (RCBOE)

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

Mrs. Doretha Whitehead    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. James C. Reagan    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Doug Wells    (RCBOE)

Mr. Daroll Bell    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennie Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Miss Courtney Pugh    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula M. Bell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Paige Lott    (LITHONIA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Homer E. Burke    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Jean Laney    (DEARING, Ga.)

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. Daroll Bell    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. James C. Reagan    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Barefield    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Frances Godbee    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Doug Wells    (RCBOE)

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

Mrs. Jennie Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Vicki Keen Dibler    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jean Laney    (DEARING, Ga.)

Miss Courtney Pugh    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Daniel J. G. Moretz    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lula M. Bell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James C. Reagan    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Jason Lee Fields (WILLISTON, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Alvinia Tarver (CLAXTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Beverly Latimer (FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Connie Lee Rohrs (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Doug Wells (RCBOE)

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

Mr. Daroll Bell (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Clyde Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jennie Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Miss Courtney Pugh (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanette Davis (VIDALIA, Ga.)

Mr. Francis Andrews (DEEPSTEP, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Doug Wells (RCBOE)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Daniel Evans (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Miss Courtney Pugh (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Frances Godbee (SARDIS, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Vicki Keen Dibler (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Robert Holloway (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennie Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Dorothy McCladdie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Doretha Whitehead (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Jean Laney (DEARING, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Rebecca Allen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Henrietta Kicklighter (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Bevelyn McCommons (UNION POINT, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Ella Wee Tutt (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Hayden "Bryce" Williams (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Emanuel Johnson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Vicki Keen Dibler (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Clenton Ryans (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Stevie Martin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Paige Lott (LITHONIA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Everlina Carey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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.

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
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.

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

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.

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

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.

'Hollywood Madam' plans Nevada brothel makeover

Matthew McConaughey named 'sexiest man alive'

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Dana Reeve says she's responding well to cancer treatment

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.

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.

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

Dogs hoping to finally take East

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.

Augusta church groups help victims of Katrina

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

Cancer's spread won't stop pastor

America's Founders were profoundly religious

National Museum of American Jewish History announces move

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