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

Hitchcock Woods' roots touch all
The Blessing of the Hounds before the drag hunt in Hitchcock Woods on Thanksgiving morning is a longstanding Aiken tradition.

Top of the class
Peggy Trivelas, the principal of Chukker Creek Elementary, said she felt a sense of liberation after learning about the school's success on this year's state school report card ratings.

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

Chitlin'strutters
Elizabeth Towles, of Beech Island (center), was crowned 2005 Chitlin' Strut Queen at the Chitlin' Strut Beauty Pageant Nov. 12 at the Salley Civic Center. Miranda Alexander, of North Augusta (left), was first runner-up, and Lindsay Garrick, of North Augusta, was second runner-up. The 40th annual Chitlin' Strut will be held Friday and Saturday at the Salley fairgrounds, 258 Pine St. N.W. The carnival will run from 3-10 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Events
FREE COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday; in the Alley, downtown Aiken; turkey, beverages and utensils provided; bring a covered dish if able; gospel music; 649-9773

Library schedule
Here is information on Aiken County libraries.

Meetings
AIKEN CAMERA CLUB: 6:30 p.m. third Mondays, H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, Room 3, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; (803) 642-9272 or misticole22@hotmail.com

Tour of Homes will benefit area students and charities
Six North Augusta homes decorated for the holidays will be on this year's Christmas Tour of Homes sponsored by the Beta Sigma Phi sorority.

Top of the class
Peggy Trivelas, the principal of Chukker Creek Elementary, said she felt a sense of liberation after learning about the school's success on this year's state school report card ratings.

Elementary school celebrates its centennial
Laminated photographs, fifth-graders' signed drug-free pledge, a red ribbon in honor of the school being drug free, a school newsletter and a community newspaper were among the items placed inside a time capsule at North Augusta Elementary School on Thursday.

Library schedule
Here is information on Aiken County libraries.

Milestones
Air Force Airman Robert M. Vaughn, son of Robert Vaughn, of Barnwell, S.C., and Cheryl Vaughn, of Aiken, has graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Milestones
Air Force Airman Robert M. Vaughn, son of Robert Vaughn, of Barnwell, S.C., and Cheryl Vaughn, of Aiken, has graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Meetings
AIKEN CAMERA CLUB: 6:30 p.m. third Mondays, H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, Room 3, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; (803) 642-9272 or misticole22@hotmail.com

Elementary school celebrates its centennial
Laminated photographs, fifth-graders' signed drug-free pledge, a red ribbon in honor of the school being drug free, a school newsletter and a community newspaper were among the items placed inside a time capsule at North Augusta Elementary School on Thursday.

Around the block
A community Thanksgiving Day dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in The Alley, Aiken. Turkey will be served, and beverages and utensils will be provided. Attendees are urged to bring a covered dish. There will be gospel music at the event. Call 649-9773 or 642-7664.

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

Cadet Corps program is terminated
About a year ago, the sheriff's office was ready to abandon a program that gave high school students in Aiken a taste of what it would be like to work in law enforcement.

Across the river
MOSCOW BALLET'S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $26-$66; 722-3521; augustaciviccenter.com/events.html

Rowing club seeks more young members
On a cool November afternoon, Michael Townsend sent his athletes out for a brisk run.

Pet of the week
Effie, 10-week-old female terrier mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Campaign ends with hefty sum for arts center
The Aiken Center for the Arts completed its three-year fundraising campaign by surpassing its $1.5 million goal, organizers announced last week.

Chitlin'strutters
Elizabeth Towles, of Beech Island (center), was crowned 2005 Chitlin' Strut Queen at the Chitlin' Strut Beauty Pageant Nov. 12 at the Salley Civic Center. Miranda Alexander, of North Augusta (left), was first runner-up, and Lindsay Garrick, of North Augusta, was second runner-up. The 40th annual Chitlin' Strut will be held Friday and Saturday at the Salley fairgrounds, 258 Pine St. N.W. The carnival will run from 3-10 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Around the block
A community Thanksgiving Day dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in The Alley, Aiken. Turkey will be served, and beverages and utensils will be provided. Attendees are urged to bring a covered dish. There will be gospel music at the event. Call 649-9773 or 642-7664.

Cadet Corps program is terminated
About a year ago, the sheriff's office was ready to abandon a program that gave high school students in Aiken a taste of what it would be like to work in law enforcement.

Pet of the week
Effie, 10-week-old female terrier mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Campaign ends with hefty sum for arts center
The Aiken Center for the Arts completed its three-year fundraising campaign by surpassing its $1.5 million goal, organizers announced last week.

School lunch menus
Here are Aiken County school lunch menus through December 2.

Hitchcock Woods' roots touch all
The Blessing of the Hounds before the drag hunt in Hitchcock Woods on Thanksgiving morning is a longstanding Aiken tradition.

Events
FREE COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday; in the Alley, downtown Aiken; turkey, beverages and utensils provided; bring a covered dish if able; gospel music; 649-9773

Tour of Homes will benefit area students and charities
Six North Augusta homes decorated for the holidays will be on this year's Christmas Tour of Homes sponsored by the Beta Sigma Phi sorority.

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

Rowing club seeks more young members
On a cool November afternoon, Michael Townsend sent his athletes out for a brisk run.

School lunch menus
Here are Aiken County school lunch menus through December 2.

Across the river
MOSCOW BALLET'S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $26-$66; 722-3521; augustaciviccenter.com/events.html

Rose won't be on Hall ballot in final year of eligibility
NEW YORK - The Hall of Fame's doors will remain shut to Pete Rose, who won't appear on the baseball writers' ballot in his final year of eligibility.

Rose won't be on Hall ballot in final year of eligibility

Florida Marlins to pursue relocation
MIAMI - The Florida Marlins will look into relocation as early as the 2008 season, after years of unsuccessful attempts to secure a baseball-only stadium in downtown Miami.

Florida Marlins to pursue relocation
MIAMI - The Florida Marlins will look into relocation as early as the 2008 season, after years of unsuccessful attempts to secure a baseball-only stadium in downtown Miami.

Rose won't be on Hall ballot in final year of eligibility
NEW YORK - The Hall of Fame's doors will remain shut to Pete Rose, who won't appear on the baseball writers' ballot in his final year of eligibility.

2 former GreenJackets part of the deal
BOSTON - Shopping for a premier pitcher, the Boston Red Sox put together a deal to acquire Florida ace Josh Beckett and didn't even need a general manager to do it.

2 former GreenJackets part of the deal
BOSTON - Shopping for a premier pitcher, the Boston Red Sox put together a deal to acquire Florida ace Josh Beckett and didn't even need a general manager to do it.

2 former GreenJackets part of the deal

Florida Marlins to pursue relocation

Savor feast by taking your sweet time

City to lose business icon, but not hope

Business briefs
COLUMBIA - South Carolina's jobless rate rose again in October to 6.9 percent, its third consecutive monthly climb, the state Employment Security Commission reported Tuesday.

Toy safety warnings issued for holiday shoppers

Business briefs
COLUMBIA - South Carolina's jobless rate rose again in October to 6.9 percent, its third consecutive monthly climb, the state Employment Security Commission reported Tuesday.

Sony BMG fiasco shows copy protection still an experiment in progress

Holiday travel: Airports not what they used to be
WASHINGTON - If you're flying for the holidays you have lots to think about: what to pack - and leave behind - what to wear and how early to get to the airport.

Business briefs

New president sees changes ahead to strengthen chamber
Meet with volunteers and discuss new-member orientation. Answer phone calls. Spend lunch learning about the Augusta Futurity and what "futurity" actually means. Send e-mails. Return to the office and meet with the chairman. Answer phone calls. Discuss the future. See a ceremonial tree lighting. Go to a night meeting, and rest.

New president sees changes ahead to strengthen chamber

No, Billy, you can't have an Xbox 360

Holiday travel: Airports not what they used to be

Sony BMG fiasco shows copy protection still an experiment in progress
BOSTON - It's been the better part of a decade since Napster and other free song-sharing services began scaring the daylights of the music industry. And still recording companies can't find an effective anti-piracy technology to save their hides.

Toy safety warnings issued for holiday shoppers
WASHINGTON - Though decades of effort have made toys safer, children still choke on balloons, get strangled by yo-yo water balls and suffer hearing damage from loud playthings, a watchdog group warned Tuesday in its annual toy safety survey.

'FairTax' champion sells plan at civic club lunch
U.S. Rep. John Linder, R-Ga., wants to get rid of the Internal Revenue Service and all federal income taxes.

No, Billy, you can't have an Xbox 360
Looking for an Xbox 360? You're not alone.

Sony BMG fiasco shows copy protection still an experiment in progress
BOSTON - It's been the better part of a decade since Napster and other free song-sharing services began scaring the daylights of the music industry. And still recording companies can't find an effective anti-piracy technology to save their hides.

No, Billy, you can't have an Xbox 360
Looking for an Xbox 360? You're not alone.

City to lose business icon, but not hope
DORAVILLE, Ga. - For decades, the suburban Atlanta city of Doraville has danced carefully with General Motors Corp., its largest employer.

Holiday travel: Airports not what they used to be
WASHINGTON - If you're flying for the holidays you have lots to think about: what to pack - and leave behind - what to wear and how early to get to the airport.

'FairTax' champion sells plan at civic club lunch
U.S. Rep. John Linder, R-Ga., wants to get rid of the Internal Revenue Service and all federal income taxes.

New president sees changes ahead to strengthen chamber
Meet with volunteers and discuss new-member orientation. Answer phone calls. Spend lunch learning about the Augusta Futurity and what "futurity" actually means. Send e-mails. Return to the office and meet with the chairman. Answer phone calls. Discuss the future. See a ceremonial tree lighting. Go to a night meeting, and rest.

City to lose business icon, but not hope
DORAVILLE, Ga. - For decades, the suburban Atlanta city of Doraville has danced carefully with General Motors Corp., its largest employer.

Sony BMG faces two lawsuits over anti-piracy software

Sony BMG faces two lawsuits over anti-piracy software
AUSTIN, Texas - Sony BMG Music Entertainment's troubles over anti-piracy technology on music CDs deepened Monday as Texas' attorney general and a California-based digital rights group said they were suing the music company under new state anti-spyware laws.

'FairTax' champion sells plan at civic club lunch

Sony BMG fiasco shows copy protection still an experiment in progress
BOSTON - It's been the better part of a decade since Napster and other free song-sharing services began scaring the daylights of the music industry. And still recording companies can't find an effective anti-piracy technology to save their hides.

Toy safety warnings issued for holiday shoppers
WASHINGTON - Though decades of effort have made toys safer, children still choke on balloons, get strangled by yo-yo water balls and suffer hearing damage from loud playthings, a watchdog group warned Tuesday in its annual toy safety survey.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Nov. 23, 2005.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Nov. 23, 2005.

Clemson's Bowden sees bigger things ahead

Whitehurst needs rest, not surgery
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson quarterback Charlie Whitehurst needs some rest and rehabilitation for his throwing shoulder - not surgery.

Whitehurst needs rest, not surgery
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson quarterback Charlie Whitehurst needs some rest and rehabilitation for his throwing shoulder - not surgery.

Clemson's Bowden sees bigger things ahead
Clemson coach Tommy Bowden said goodbye to his team for Thanksgiving break with a warning - and optimism for what's ahead.

Clemson's Bowden sees bigger things ahead
Clemson coach Tommy Bowden said goodbye to his team for Thanksgiving break with a warning - and optimism for what's ahead.

Whitehurst needs rest, not surgery

Penn State is new No. 3 in BCS standings

Penn State is new No. 3 in BCS standings
NEW YORK - Penn State moved into third place in the Bowl Championship Series standings, putting Joe Paterno's team behind unbeaten Southern California and Texas in the national title race.

Traditional rivalries still a work in progress

Charleston Southern rises through tragedies
COLUMBIA, S.C. - When Charleston Southern kicker Nick Ellis saw the scoreboard flashing, "Big South Champions" and the "21" lit up in the yard-line indicator, he thought of his friend and roommate, Bucs receiver Eddie Gadson.

Traditional rivalries still a work in progress
Connecticut quarterback Matt Bonislawski considered the question for a few moments. Who is UConn's chief rival?

Penn State is new No. 3 in BCS standings
NEW YORK - Penn State moved into third place in the Bowl Championship Series standings, putting Joe Paterno's team behind unbeaten Southern California and Texas in the national title race.

Jackets buzz into clash with Dogs

Charleston Southern rises through tragedies
COLUMBIA, S.C. - When Charleston Southern kicker Nick Ellis saw the scoreboard flashing, "Big South Champions" and the "21" lit up in the yard-line indicator, he thought of his friend and roommate, Bucs receiver Eddie Gadson.

Charleston Southern rises through tragedies

Jackets buzz into clash with Dogs
Reviewing and previewing college football

Traditional rivalries still a work in progress
Connecticut quarterback Matt Bonislawski considered the question for a few moments. Who is UConn's chief rival?

Jackets buzz into clash with Dogs
Reviewing and previewing college football

Howard, Jaguars beat buzzer

Duke increases lead in AP women's poll

Florida and Washington jump into Top 25

Cooper to make return to National

Sanford: Hero or villain?

An endorsement for change, progress, unity

Israel's political earthquake
Just how big is Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's bid to create a new centrist party after splitting last weekend from the Likud Party that he founded in 1973?

Of glitches and long track records
CNN claims it was a computer glitch. And its supporters say conservative Internet "bloggers" are making way too much of the incident.

Sanford: Hero or villain?
In some quarters, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is being touted as one of the best governors in the United States, a potential 2008 GOP presidential nominee. In other quarters, he's being put down as one of the nation's worst governors.

Israel's political earthquake

A stent, not a stunt
In the end, not even Democrats believed their own hysterical rhetoric.

Unions need to retool

Unions need to retool
Many times, American manufacturers are victims of unfair competition abroad.

An endorsement for change, progress, unity
There aren't too many true statesmen left. But Helen Blocker-Adams became one on Tuesday.

A stent, not a stunt
In the end, not even Democrats believed their own hysterical rhetoric.

An endorsement for change, progress, unity
There aren't too many true statesmen left. But Helen Blocker-Adams became one on Tuesday.

Sanford: Hero or villain?
In some quarters, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is being touted as one of the best governors in the United States, a potential 2008 GOP presidential nominee. In other quarters, he's being put down as one of the nation's worst governors.

Israel's political earthquake
Just how big is Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's bid to create a new centrist party after splitting last weekend from the Likud Party that he founded in 1973?

Unions need to retool
Many times, American manufacturers are victims of unfair competition abroad.

Of glitches and long track records

A stent, not a stunt

Of glitches and long track records
CNN claims it was a computer glitch. And its supporters say conservative Internet "bloggers" are making way too much of the incident.

Angelina Jolie made a citizen of Cambodia
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Angelina Jolie has received a Cambodian passport after being made a citizen of the impoverished Southeast Asian country.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Lionel Richie says the stress of his daughter's expanding career is most likely the reason for her shrinking dress size.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Lionel Richie says the stress of his daughter's expanding career is most likely the reason for her shrinking dress size.

'Sopranos' actor pleads guilty to attempted assault
NEW YORK - Big Pussy's case is closed.

The top five list
The top five entertainment list.

Russell Crowe pleads guilty in phone toss incident
NEW YORK - Russell Crowe pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree assault, admitting to a judge that he threw a phone that hit a Manhattan hotel concierge in June.

Oprah gets Founders Award at International Emmys
NEW YORK - Oprah Winfrey has received the Founders Award for her international broadcast career and philanthropic initiatives from the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

'Sopranos' actor pleads guilty to attempted assault
NEW YORK - Big Pussy's case is closed.

Angelina Jolie made a citizen of Cambodia
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Angelina Jolie has received a Cambodian passport after being made a citizen of the impoverished Southeast Asian country.

Russell Crowe pleads guilty in phone toss incident
NEW YORK - Russell Crowe pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree assault, admitting to a judge that he threw a phone that hit a Manhattan hotel concierge in June.

Poll: Reiner, Beatty are well-known, but not well-liked
SACRAMENTO - Hollywood director Rob Reiner and actor Warren Beatty are well-known to California voters if either decides to run for governor next year, but a poll shows they aren't particularly well-liked.

Poll: Reiner, Beatty are well-known, but not well-liked
SACRAMENTO - Hollywood director Rob Reiner and actor Warren Beatty are well-known to California voters if either decides to run for governor next year, but a poll shows they aren't particularly well-liked.

The top five list
The top five entertainment list.

Oprah gets Founders Award at International Emmys
NEW YORK - Oprah Winfrey has received the Founders Award for her international broadcast career and philanthropic initiatives from the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Warm and fruity breakfast oatmeal is easy fix
Defeat the shivers, face cold mornings with breakfast bravado!

Low-fat turkey-sausage paella recipe
You may just happen to have some cooked turkey around, and be looking for an easy way to give it a new identity. Try this one: a low-fat recipe that gives a tasty new twist to the classic Spanish paella, with chorizo, saffron and smoked paprika for authentic flavor and color.

Carve turkey with confidence
A successful Thanksgiving or other holiday dinner may mean having the right tools at the right time - when it's time to carve the turkey, for example.

Think of cinnamon as the bark with the bite

Think of cinnamon as the bark with the bite
There's something about cinnamon that makes people smile, no doubt because it conjures up sense-memories of the wonderful foods that it perfumes.

Carve turkey with confidence

Low-fat turkey-sausage paella recipe
You may just happen to have some cooked turkey around, and be looking for an easy way to give it a new identity. Try this one: a low-fat recipe that gives a tasty new twist to the classic Spanish paella, with chorizo, saffron and smoked paprika for authentic flavor and color.

Low-fat turkey-sausage paella recipe

Recipe for Italian bread and cheese soup
CONCORD, N.H. - Our cup of soy milk spilleth over.

Recipe for Italian bread and cheese soup

Warm and fruity breakfast oatmeal is easy fix
Defeat the shivers, face cold mornings with breakfast bravado!

Recipe for Italian bread and cheese soup
CONCORD, N.H. - Our cup of soy milk spilleth over.

Carve turkey with confidence
A successful Thanksgiving or other holiday dinner may mean having the right tools at the right time - when it's time to carve the turkey, for example.

Think of cinnamon as the bark with the bite
There's something about cinnamon that makes people smile, no doubt because it conjures up sense-memories of the wonderful foods that it perfumes.

Warm and fruity breakfast oatmeal is easy fix

Georgia Tech's Wreck is senior's full-time job
ATLANTA - The Ride is something that's difficult to describe even after having taken part from the passenger seat of a vehicle that's been puttering around for 75 years.

Tech seniors have final chance to beat Georgia
ATLANTA - The Georgia Tech-Georgia game is about winning respect for more than just one week, but the clichDes about a year's worth of bragging rights fall short of describing all that is on the line for Tech seniors who have never beaten the Bulldogs.

Gailey deserves praise, not scorn
For those Georgia Tech fans predisposed to not liking Chan Gailey, the majority of this story will clash your viewpoint. But hang with me just a minute.

Jackets cruise by Phoenix at home
ATLANTA - Anthony Morrow scored 16 points, and freshman guard Lewis Clinch added 14 points off the bench to lead five Georgia Tech scorers in double figures as the Yellow Jackets coasted to an 81-69 win over Elon on Monday night.

Gailey deserves praise, not scorn
For those Georgia Tech fans predisposed to not liking Chan Gailey, the majority of this story will clash your viewpoint. But hang with me just a minute.

Jackets cruise by Phoenix at home
ATLANTA - Anthony Morrow scored 16 points, and freshman guard Lewis Clinch added 14 points off the bench to lead five Georgia Tech scorers in double figures as the Yellow Jackets coasted to an 81-69 win over Elon on Monday night.

Tech seniors have final chance to beat Georgia
ATLANTA - The Georgia Tech-Georgia game is about winning respect for more than just one week, but the clichDes about a year's worth of bragging rights fall short of describing all that is on the line for Tech seniors who have never beaten the Bulldogs.

Georgia Tech's Wreck is senior's full-time job
ATLANTA - The Ride is something that's difficult to describe even after having taken part from the passenger seat of a vehicle that's been puttering around for 75 years.

Gailey deserves praise, not scorn
For those Georgia Tech fans predisposed to not liking Chan Gailey, the majority of this story will clash your viewpoint. But hang with me just a minute.

Tech seniors have final chance to beat Georgia
ATLANTA - The Georgia Tech-Georgia game is about winning respect for more than just one week, but the clichDes about a year's worth of bragging rights fall short of describing all that is on the line for Tech seniors who have never beaten the Bulldogs.

Georgia Tech's Wreck is senior's full-time job

Jackets cruise by Phoenix at home

Gailey deserves praise, not scorn

Issues remain with LPGA playoff system
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Marisa Baena went from a tie for 20th to second with a 66 to get into the final group of the ADT Championship, one shot behind Annika Sorenstam. Under the new playoff system that begins next year, she would have been gone by the weekend.

Two days of failure continues to propel Sorenstam to success
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Annika Sorenstam considers it a career-defining moment, even though it will be recorded as a failure based strictly on birdies and bogeys.

Woods skips pro-am because of stomach virus
POIPU BEACH, Hawaii - Tiger Woods had a stomach virus and withdrew from the pro-am Monday at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

Two days of failure continues to propel Sorenstam to success
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Annika Sorenstam considers it a career-defining moment, even though it will be recorded as a failure based strictly on birdies and bogeys.

Ailing Woods leads Slam
POIPU BEACH, Hawaii - Even feeling ill, Tiger Woods proved to have an edge over the competition.

Issues remain with LPGA playoff system
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Marisa Baena went from a tie for 20th to second with a 66 to get into the final group of the ADT Championship, one shot behind Annika Sorenstam. Under the new playoff system that begins next year, she would have been gone by the weekend.

Ailing Woods leads Slam
POIPU BEACH, Hawaii - Even feeling ill, Tiger Woods proved to have an edge over the competition.

Two days of failure continues to propel Sorenstam to success

Ailing Woods leads Slam

Woods skips pro-am because of stomach virus

Woods skips pro-am because of stomach virus
POIPU BEACH, Hawaii - Tiger Woods had a stomach virus and withdrew from the pro-am Monday at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

Issues remain with LPGA playoff system

Lakeside star picks Wildcats

Lions, Jaguars go out on top

Lady Wolfpack aren't slowed by a late start

Prep basketball scores

Prep basketball scores

Lions, Jaguars go out on top
WHO'S ALREADY A CHAMPION: Augusta Christian. The Lions won their first state title in the SCISA Class AAA final Friday.

Lakeside star picks Wildcats
Chris Drayton just liked the sound of being a Wildcat.

Lions, Jaguars go out on top
WHO'S ALREADY A CHAMPION: Augusta Christian. The Lions won their first state title in the SCISA Class AAA final Friday.

Lakeside star picks Wildcats
Chris Drayton just liked the sound of being a Wildcat.

Cranberry punch adds cheery flavor and aroma of holidays
Cranberries are a part of the Thanksgiving table, and usually are served as a saucy garnish to the holiday turkey.

Cranberry punch adds cheery flavor and aroma of holidays
Cranberries are a part of the Thanksgiving table, and usually are served as a saucy garnish to the holiday turkey.

Cranberry punch adds cheery flavor and aroma of holidays

Savor feast by taking your sweet time
You might be wondering whether you have enough time between now and Thanksgiving to prepare your stomach for overindulgence.

Savor feast by taking your sweet time
You might be wondering whether you have enough time between now and Thanksgiving to prepare your stomach for overindulgence.

Socialist media imperils democracy

What happened to good character?

Socialist media imperils democracy
Many people don't realize that they and their democracy are in the grasp of the national socialist media, and there is no way out of that.Tom Hunter, Augusta

What happened to good character?
In American society, character is on life support. The aphorism "It's not whether you win or lose; it's how you play the game" is fast becoming the exception, not the rule.Kevin Palmer, Martinez

What happened to good character?
In American society, character is on life support. The aphorism "It's not whether you win or lose; it's how you play the game" is fast becoming the exception, not the rule.Kevin Palmer, Martinez

Socialist media imperils democracy
Many people don't realize that they and their democracy are in the grasp of the national socialist media, and there is no way out of that.Tom Hunter, Augusta

Gaming fans get first crack at new Xbox system

Cancer radiation can increase women's risk for hip fractures

Holiday kicks

Country music gives CBS another winning week in ratings

Health Calendar

Gates: Xbox 360 key to Microsoft strategy

Google donates $3 million to help scan documents

Living briefs

Americans enjoy holiday, government counts calories

Share bad pictures of Christmastime

Review: Xbox 360 delivers, for all types of gamers

Country music gives CBS another winning week in ratings
NEW YORK - It was a good TV week for country music; not so hot for sinking ships.

Review: Xbox 360 delivers, for all types of gamers
It only took Microsoft Corp. two tries to get it right in the video game console business.

Share bad pictures of Christmastime
The holidays are a time of love and laughter... except when it comes time to take the annual holiday picture.

Americans enjoy holiday, government counts calories
WASHINGTON - When Americans tuck into Thanksgiving dinner this week, health-conscious eaters won't be the only ones monitoring how much they eat.

Gaming fans get first crack at new Xbox system
NEW YORK - After standing on a city street for more than 28 hours, with only a blanket to protect him from the cold and rain, Peter Gonzalez had no doubt about what he should do next: stay up all night playing video games.

Gates: Xbox 360 key to Microsoft strategy
SEATTLE - Anyone snagging one of Microsoft Corp.'s new Xbox 360s when it debuts Tuesday will likely see the new video game console as just that - a medium for spending hours playing the likes of "Halo 2" and "Project Gotham Racing 3."

Cancer radiation can increase women's risk for hip fractures
CHICAGO - Radiation treatment for pelvic-area cancer can increase women's risks of breaking a hip later on, a study found.

Holiday kicks
Peace on Earth, goodwill toward men. That's the spirit of the season.

Gaming fans get first crack at new Xbox system
NEW YORK - After standing on a city street for more than 28 hours, with only a blanket to protect him from the cold and rain, Peter Gonzalez had no doubt about what he should do next: stay up all night playing video games.

Health Calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to ryan.wehmeyer@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Living briefs
Do you have a picture of timmy pulling off santa's beard? how about one of jane sticking her tongue out at the camera? crying kids? collapsing christmas trees? We want them all.

Holiday kicks
Peace on Earth, goodwill toward men. That's the spirit of the season.

Review: Xbox 360 delivers, for all types of gamers
It only took Microsoft Corp. two tries to get it right in the video game console business.

Gates: Xbox 360 key to Microsoft strategy
SEATTLE - Anyone snagging one of Microsoft Corp.'s new Xbox 360s when it debuts Tuesday will likely see the new video game console as just that - a medium for spending hours playing the likes of "Halo 2" and "Project Gotham Racing 3."

Google donates $3 million to help scan documents
SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc. is giving $3 million to the U.S. Library of Congress to help set up a system for creating digital copies of rare documents from around the world - the latest step in Google's crusade to expand the amount of information that can be indexed by its Internet-leading search engine.

Americans enjoy holiday, government counts calories
WASHINGTON - When Americans tuck into Thanksgiving dinner this week, health-conscious eaters won't be the only ones monitoring how much they eat.

Living briefs
Do you have a picture of timmy pulling off santa's beard? how about one of jane sticking her tongue out at the camera? crying kids? collapsing christmas trees? We want them all.

Share bad pictures of Christmastime
The holidays are a time of love and laughter... except when it comes time to take the annual holiday picture.

Cancer radiation can increase women's risk for hip fractures
CHICAGO - Radiation treatment for pelvic-area cancer can increase women's risks of breaking a hip later on, a study found.

Health Calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to ryan.wehmeyer@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Google donates $3 million to help scan documents
SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc. is giving $3 million to the U.S. Library of Congress to help set up a system for creating digital copies of rare documents from around the world - the latest step in Google's crusade to expand the amount of information that can be indexed by its Internet-leading search engine.

Lynx forward stays 'on call'
Forward Jake Riddle returned to Augusta from Portland, Maine, late Monday night with a message from the American Hockey League's Portland Pirates:

Lynx forward stays 'on call'

Lynx forward stays 'on call'
Forward Jake Riddle returned to Augusta from Portland, Maine, late Monday night with a message from the American Hockey League's Portland Pirates:

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - South Carolina has won a federal grant to design and set up a data system to help track students' and teachers' progress across the state.

S. Carolina schools get boost
COLUMBIA - Underachieving South Carolina schools would get about $8 million more next year under a proposal a House subcommittee approved Monday.

Thanksgiving closings
- Augusta-Richmond County offices: Closed Thursday and Friday

Schools in S. Carolina see decline in violence

Across the area
A 23-year-old Augusta man told police a group of men shot at him and made him take off his clothes over the weekend, according to officials.

Teacher brings battles to the classroom

Fish trapped in 'bathtub,' PETA says
ATLANTA - Guests, from the governor down, gushed. But Karin Robertson, the founder of the Fish Empathy Project from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, isn't wild about the Georgia Aquarium, which officially opens today.

Hundreds gather to welcome holiday season

Across the area

Holiday events

Dead witness gets Augustan a new trial
ATLANTA - An Augusta man got his wish for a new murder trial after the Georgia Supreme Court overturned his conviction Monday because the original trial included statements from a witness who had died.

Leaders monitor work to fix mobile home park

News you can use

Effort to catch strays is renewed

Corrections
- A story in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle included incorrect information about performers at the James Brown Soul of America Festival.

Corrections

Window on ocean opens to all today
ATLANTA - The new Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta is more than just a big fish tank to Virginia Dunbar.

Fish trapped in 'bathtub,' PETA says

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Across Georgia

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Maleikha Mealing, 5, of North Augusta.

Carjacker kills man, injures two in North Augusta

Landfill won't be full when it closes
The Baker Place Road Landfill is closing Jan. 31, but that doesn't mean the landfill will be full.

Kid of the Day

Across the area
A 23-year-old Augusta man told police a group of men shot at him and made him take off his clothes over the weekend, according to officials.

Double duty

Holiday events

Agency insists on keeping courthouse shooting case

Officials spread word on belt law

Thanksgiving closings

Across South Carolina
ROCK HILL - A Rock Hill mother and grandmother were jailed on felony child neglect charges after the mother's 8-year-old son was found beaten and naked outside his family's home, police reported.

Releases of mercury by chemical plant criticized

Budget calls for 320 new officers
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford announced Tuesday that he wants to beef up the state's law enforcement numbers with 320 new personnel, including 100 state troopers and 41 corrections officers.

Former student guilty in HIV case

Leaders monitor work to fix mobile home park
Sewerage repair work began Tuesday morning at Mobile Village trailer park on Deans Bridge Road.

Window on ocean opens to all today

Former student guilty in HIV case
ATLANTA - A former Emory University medical student pleaded guilty Tuesday to two more counts of knowingly having unprotected sex without warning the victims he was HIV positive.

Across South Carolina

Effort to catch strays is renewed
Officials say things have gotten much better in Lincolnton, Ga., in the past year, but Lincolnton Police Chief Jim Justice says some wild renegades are still roaming within the city limits.

Across the area

Landfill won't be full when it closes

Budget calls for 320 new officers

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Pastor in jail after slaying

Car recovered after shootings
Authorities have recovered the 1991 Oldsmobile 98 stolen at gunpoint this morning by an armed man who killed a man and injured two others and who has not been apprehended, police say.

Copenhaver gets endorsement of Blocker-Adams

Holiday events
DINNER: A dinner will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the W.T. Johnson Community Center, 1610 Hunter St. The event is sponsored by Beulah Grove Baptist Church, 30901 Development Corp., and the Augusta Parks and Recreation Department. Call 821-2866 for more information.

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Aiken Solicitor reviews police inquiry
AIKEN - An investigation into allegations of misconduct by a former Williston police officer is now on the desk of 2nd Circuit Solicitor Barbara Morgan, more than a year after the state began its probe.

Across South Carolina
ROCK HILL - A Rock Hill mother and grandmother were jailed on felony child neglect charges after the mother's 8-year-old son was found beaten and naked outside his family's home, police reported.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Maleikha Mealing, 5, of North Augusta.

Across Georgia
WATKINSVILLE - A northeast Georgia woman is suing her county's fire department, saying she hurt herself sliding down a firehouse pole during a party.

S. Carolina schools get boost
COLUMBIA - Underachieving South Carolina schools would get about $8 million more next year under a proposal a House subcommittee approved Monday.

Across the area
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office arrested Michael Yarbray, 18, on Monday in connection with a string of armed robberies.

Correction

Copenhaver gets endorsement of Blocker-Adams
In what she called "The Queen Esther Decision," Helen Blocker-Adams endorsed Deke Copenhaver in the Augusta mayoral race Tuesday.

Proposal will include funds for solicitors

Bullets ended friends' routine
AIKEN - William L. Powell Jr. and the Rev. Earl Carter were just a few feet away from convening the Huddle House "board of directors" Tuesday morning.

Aiken Solicitor reviews police inquiry

Carjacker kills man, injures two in North Augusta
NORTH AUGUSTA - State and local authorities were conducting a massive manhunt late Tuesday night for a man who killed one person and wounded two others outside two North Augusta restaurants.

Landfill won't be full when it closes
The Baker Place Road Landfill is closing Jan. 31, but that doesn't mean the landfill will be full.

Schools in S. Carolina see decline in violence
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The number of aggravated assaults and incidents of forcible sex in South Carolina schools dropped by more than half in the past four years, but reports of drug and weapons offenses increased substantially, Education Department officials said.

Across Georgia
WATKINSVILLE - A northeast Georgia woman is suing her county's fire department, saying she hurt herself sliding down a firehouse pole during a party.

Former student guilty in HIV case
ATLANTA - A former Emory University medical student pleaded guilty Tuesday to two more counts of knowingly having unprotected sex without warning the victims he was HIV positive.

Kid of the Day
Alexandria D. Wyman of Augusta is today's Kid of the Day.

Agency insists on keeping courthouse shooting case
ATLANTA - The fact that members of the Fulton County District Attorney's Office were brought to tears and forced to seek counseling by the courthouse rampage that left a judge and three others dead is no reason to disqualify the agency from handling the accused gunman's murder case, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Double duty
A Richmond County firefighter works near the scene of a fire at an abandoned house in the 1200 block of Ellis Street in Augusta.

Pastor in jail after slaying
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A southside youth pastor strangled his wife during a domestic dispute and then drove about 13 miles to dispose of her body, police said.

Agency insists on keeping courthouse shooting case
ATLANTA - The fact that members of the Fulton County District Attorney's Office were brought to tears and forced to seek counseling by the courthouse rampage that left a judge and three others dead is no reason to disqualify the agency from handling the accused gunman's murder case, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Budget calls for 320 new officers
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford announced Tuesday that he wants to beef up the state's law enforcement numbers with 320 new personnel, including 100 state troopers and 41 corrections officers.

Hundreds gather to welcome holiday season
Several hundred people, including a number of toddlers eager to welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus, gathered at the Augusta Common for Augusta's annual Christmas tree lighting event Tuesday night.

Fish trapped in 'bathtub,' PETA says
ATLANTA - Guests, from the governor down, gushed. But Karin Robertson, the founder of the Fish Empathy Project from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, isn't wild about the Georgia Aquarium, which officially opens today.

Pastor in jail after slaying
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A southside youth pastor strangled his wife during a domestic dispute and then drove about 13 miles to dispose of her body, police said.

Kid of the Day
Alexandria D. Wyman of Augusta is today's Kid of the Day.

Schools in S. Carolina see decline in violence
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The number of aggravated assaults and incidents of forcible sex in South Carolina schools dropped by more than half in the past four years, but reports of drug and weapons offenses increased substantially, Education Department officials said.

Window on ocean opens to all today
ATLANTA - The new Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta is more than just a big fish tank to Virginia Dunbar.

Holiday events
SERVICE: A service will be held at 9 a.m. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1260 Wrightsboro Road. Dinner will follow the service. For more information, call 724-8052.

Corrections
- A story in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle included incorrect information about performers at the James Brown Soul of America Festival.

Releases of mercury by chemical plant criticized
One of Augusta's oldest chemical plants was criticized Tuesday as an industrial dinosaur operating with technology that dates - literally - to the 1800s.

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Teacher brings battles to the classroom
John Fillop encourages fighting in his class.

Blocker-Adams endorses Copenhaver
Helen Blocker-Adams endorsed Deke Copenhaver today in the Augusta mayoral race.

Manhunt going door-to-door
Authorities have expanded their search into Augusta for a man who killed one person and wounded two others outside two North Augusta restaurants Tuesday.

Work begins at condemned trailer park

The class menagerie

Thanksgiving closings
Here are closings for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Across South Carolina

The class menagerie
When her first-graders don't understand the difference between a reptile and an amphibian, Dee Trevor just turns and points to Oasis, the class gecko, one of more than a dozen animals in her classroom.

News you can use
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Correction
A story in Sunday's editions listed an incorrect time for the Empty Stocking Benefit Concert at First Baptist Church. The event is at 3 p.m. Sunday.

News you can use
This week's events include:

Officials spread word on belt law
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Department of Public Safety encouraged compliance with the new seat belt law Monday, taking its own advice on minority outreach by playing host to a community meeting at one of the area's major black churches.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - South Carolina has won a federal grant to design and set up a data system to help track students' and teachers' progress across the state.

Thanksgiving closings
Here are closings for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Across Georgia
MARIETTA - After two years of darkness, the Christmas light show at Life University is back.

The class menagerie
When her first-graders don't understand the difference between a reptile and an amphibian, Dee Trevor just turns and points to Oasis, the class gecko, one of more than a dozen animals in her classroom.

Double duty
A Richmond County firefighter works near the scene of a fire at an abandoned house in the 1200 block of Ellis Street in Augusta.

Proposal will include funds for solicitors
AIKEN - Gov. Mark Sanford has promised to support the proposed hiring of solicitors in every county dedicated strictly to prosecuting criminal domestic violence cases, state Attorney General Henry McMaster said Monday.

Holiday events
SERVICE: A service will be held at 9 a.m. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1260 Wrightsboro Road. Dinner will follow the service. For more information, call 724-8052.

Augusta's trash clash solved
An impasse between one of Augusta's prime garbage haulers and its subcontractors ended Monday when the prime contractor agreed to pay the subcontractors more money.

Thanksgiving closings
- Augusta-Richmond County offices: Closed Thursday and Friday

Godfather's giveaway pleases again
Augusta's We Feel Good committee has announced that the James Brown Soul of America music festival is coming.

Leaders monitor work to fix mobile home park
Sewerage repair work began Tuesday morning at Mobile Village trailer park on Deans Bridge Road.

Correction
A story in Sunday's editions listed an incorrect time for the Empty Stocking Benefit Concert at First Baptist Church. The event is at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Releases of mercury by chemical plant criticized
One of Augusta's oldest chemical plants was criticized Tuesday as an industrial dinosaur operating with technology that dates - literally - to the 1800s.

Officials spread word on belt law
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Department of Public Safety encouraged compliance with the new seat belt law Monday, taking its own advice on minority outreach by playing host to a community meeting at one of the area's major black churches.

Effort to catch strays is renewed
Officials say things have gotten much better in Lincolnton, Ga., in the past year, but Lincolnton Police Chief Jim Justice says some wild renegades are still roaming within the city limits.

Proposal will include funds for solicitors
AIKEN - Gov. Mark Sanford has promised to support the proposed hiring of solicitors in every county dedicated strictly to prosecuting criminal domestic violence cases, state Attorney General Henry McMaster said Monday.

Teacher brings battles to the classroom
John Fillop encourages fighting in his class.

Across Georgia

Hundreds gather to welcome holiday season
Several hundred people, including a number of toddlers eager to welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus, gathered at the Augusta Common for Augusta's annual Christmas tree lighting event Tuesday night.

Thanksgiving closings

Bullets ended friends' routine
AIKEN - William L. Powell Jr. and the Rev. Earl Carter were just a few feet away from convening the Huddle House "board of directors" Tuesday morning.

Kid of the Day

Godfather's giveaway pleases again
Augusta's We Feel Good committee has announced that the James Brown Soul of America music festival is coming.

Godfather's giveaway pleases again

Holiday events
DINNER: A dinner will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the W.T. Johnson Community Center, 1610 Hunter St. The event is sponsored by Beulah Grove Baptist Church, 30901 Development Corp., and the Augusta Parks and Recreation Department. Call 821-2866 for more information.

Augusta's trash clash solved

Augusta's trash clash solved
An impasse between one of Augusta's prime garbage haulers and its subcontractors ended Monday when the prime contractor agreed to pay the subcontractors more money.

S. Carolina schools get boost

Aiken Solicitor reviews police inquiry
AIKEN - An investigation into allegations of misconduct by a former Williston police officer is now on the desk of 2nd Circuit Solicitor Barbara Morgan, more than a year after the state began its probe.

Dead witness gets Augustan a new trial

Carjacker kills man, injures two in North Augusta
NORTH AUGUSTA - State and local authorities were conducting a massive manhunt late Tuesday night for a man who killed one person and wounded two others outside two North Augusta restaurants.

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Across Georgia
MARIETTA - After two years of darkness, the Christmas light show at Life University is back.

Bullets ended friends' routine

Across the area
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office arrested Michael Yarbray, 18, on Monday in connection with a string of armed robberies.

Copenhaver gets endorsement of Blocker-Adams
In what she called "The Queen Esther Decision," Helen Blocker-Adams endorsed Deke Copenhaver in the Augusta mayoral race Tuesday.

Dead witness gets Augustan a new trial
ATLANTA - An Augusta man got his wish for a new murder trial after the Georgia Supreme Court overturned his conviction Monday because the original trial included statements from a witness who had died.

Gailey deserves praise, not scorn
For those Georgia Tech fans predisposed to not liking Chan Gailey, the majority of this story will clash your viewpoint. But hang with me just a minute.

Review: 'Yours, Mine & Ours'

Review: 'Rent'
Leaving the world of "Harry Potter" for Manhattan's low-rent district, director Chris Columbus has come up with something well shy of magical.

A history of Cronenberg: 'Violence' yields populist puzzle
TORONTO - David Cronenberg is about as scary as Santa Claus. His films are another matter.

Review: 'Yours, Mine & Ours'
If ever there was a compelling argument for birth control, "Yours, Mine & Ours" is it.

Review: 'Rent'
Leaving the world of "Harry Potter" for Manhattan's low-rent district, director Chris Columbus has come up with something well shy of magical.

And now, the movie Usher

'Goblet of fire' debuts with $102.3 million
LOS ANGELES - The boy wizard's cup overflowed as "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" took in $102.3 million during its opening weekend. It was the franchise's best debut by almost $9 million.

A history of Cronenberg: 'Violence' yields populist puzzle

Success of 'Capote' hinges on actors' performances
Although there is a murder, a manhunt and a high-profile trial, Capote is a film almost solely about performance.

And now, the movie Usher
NEW YORK - R&B singer Usher makes his big-screen debut as a leading man with the romantic comedy "In the Mix."

'Goblet of fire' debuts with $102.3 million

Review: 'Yours, Mine & Ours'
If ever there was a compelling argument for birth control, "Yours, Mine & Ours" is it.

A history of Cronenberg: 'Violence' yields populist puzzle
TORONTO - David Cronenberg is about as scary as Santa Claus. His films are another matter.

Review: 'Rent'

'Goblet of fire' debuts with $102.3 million
LOS ANGELES - The boy wizard's cup overflowed as "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" took in $102.3 million during its opening weekend. It was the franchise's best debut by almost $9 million.

Success of 'Capote' hinges on actors' performances

And now, the movie Usher
NEW YORK - R&B singer Usher makes his big-screen debut as a leading man with the romantic comedy "In the Mix."

Success of 'Capote' hinges on actors' performances
Although there is a murder, a manhunt and a high-profile trial, Capote is a film almost solely about performance.

Shania Twain receives Order of Canada, the country's highest honor
OTTAWA - Shania Twain received the Order of Canada on Friday, the country's highest honor.

Kristofferson keeps close eye on new Cash biopic

Dylan poems, Hendrix jewelry highlight rock auction
NEW YORK - Before he was Bob Dylan, before he was even a serious songwriter, a Minnesota college student named Robert Zimmerman was an aspiring poet musing about cigarettes, motorcycles and lost love.

Superstars shine at American Music Awards

Dylan poems, Hendrix jewelry highlight rock auction
NEW YORK - Before he was Bob Dylan, before he was even a serious songwriter, a Minnesota college student named Robert Zimmerman was an aspiring poet musing about cigarettes, motorcycles and lost love.

Superstars shine at American Music Awards
LOS ANGELES - The American Music Awards spread things around Monday, with country star Tim McGraw, alternative rockers Green Day, soul stars Destiny's Child and hip-hop chart toppers Black Eyed Peas each winning two awards.

Kristofferson keeps close eye on new Cash biopic
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - When the new Johnny Cash biopic "Walk The Line" opened in theaters Friday, Kris Kristofferson will probably be watching more closely than most.

Superstars shine at American Music Awards
LOS ANGELES - The American Music Awards spread things around Monday, with country star Tim McGraw, alternative rockers Green Day, soul stars Destiny's Child and hip-hop chart toppers Black Eyed Peas each winning two awards.

Dylan poems, Hendrix jewelry highlight rock auction

Shania Twain receives Order of Canada, the country's highest honor

Kristofferson keeps close eye on new Cash biopic
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - When the new Johnny Cash biopic "Walk The Line" opened in theaters Friday, Kris Kristofferson will probably be watching more closely than most.

Shania Twain receives Order of Canada, the country's highest honor
OTTAWA - Shania Twain received the Order of Canada on Friday, the country's highest honor.

NASCAR's championship format was a winner

NASCAR's championship format was a winner
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - There was no last-lap drama in this Chase.

NASCAR's championship format was a winner
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - There was no last-lap drama in this Chase.

Clippers not surprised by fast start
LOS ANGELES - Cuttino Mobley's eyes narrowed as he pondered the question: What in the world was he thinking when he joined the Los Angeles Clippers last summer?

Clippers not surprised by fast start

Clippers not surprised by fast start
LOS ANGELES - Cuttino Mobley's eyes narrowed as he pondered the question: What in the world was he thinking when he joined the Los Angeles Clippers last summer?

Florida and Washington jump into Top 25
Florida is young and in the Top 25.

Duke increases lead in AP women's poll
Two convincing victories made the Duke women an even stronger choice at No. 1.

Florida and Washington jump into Top 25
Florida is young and in the Top 25.

Howard, Jaguars beat buzzer
He took stats for the Augusta State basketball team last season. He also ran the shot clock at times.

Howard, Jaguars beat buzzer
He took stats for the Augusta State basketball team last season. He also ran the shot clock at times.

Duke increases lead in AP women's poll
Two convincing victories made the Duke women an even stronger choice at No. 1.

MNF: Minnesota nips Green Bay

Fox forced to address problems after Carolina's loss

Falcons need to find winning formula - fast

Owens ruling to come today

Goldberg: Unbeaten Colts must look at big picture

Rushing woes come back to haunt Pack

Brooking hopes to revive run defense

Mr. Leece R. Grindle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha B. Peel    (VIDETTE, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean H. Baldwin    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Jesse L. Reese    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty J. Bevill    (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mrs. Everlina Carey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard Betts    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Meta R. McElmurray    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mr. James O. Blackmon    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Ms. Mable Juanita Sutton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Blanchard    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Miller    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Bowden, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Harry Stewart, Jr.    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Cross    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Harry Stewart, Jr.    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth A. Edwards    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. James A. Miller    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Eva Rogers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Paul Armstrong
Paul Armstrong was Sid Putman's favorite Columbia County commissioner.

Mr. David L. Evans    (TOOMSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Anna Barton Mitchell    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Barry W. Foskey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bobbie J. Smith    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. William Hugh Moss    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)

Mrs. Cynthia Muhammad    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Leece R. Grindle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Kitchings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edgar Hobbs    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Kenneth A. Edwards    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Smith    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Robert "Bob" Ducey, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Hugh Moss    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)

Mr. Baxter B. Vinson, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma James    (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty J. Scott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Kitchings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Naomi Littles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James A. Miller    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lois Keel Derminio    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty J. Bevill    (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mr. Nimrod Coleman    (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

Mr. James F. Mills    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Brian Bojanowski    (EVANS, Ga.)

Miss Constance Moody    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Baxter B. Vinson, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cynthia Muhammad    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. John Spowls, Sr.    (CLAYSVILLE, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Rhodes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Eva Rogers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles E. Scales    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry D. Perry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mable Juanita Sutton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Constance Moody    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gregg Yoho    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Paige Lott    (LITHONIA, Ga.)

Mr. Carey Ware, Jr.    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Hopkins    (SUMMERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Baxter B. Vinson, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Barry W. Foskey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Trammell, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Cross    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Harry Stewart, Jr.    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Baxter B. Vinson, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Bobbie J. Smith    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Larry D. Perry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty J. Scott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Carey Ware, Jr.    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard Betts    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Trammell, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean H. Baldwin    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Bobbie J. Smith    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty J. Bevill    (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mr. William L. Powell, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James F. Mills    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille B. Paul    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Blanchard    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne Osborne    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Bowden, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Cynthia Muhammad    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. John Spowls, Sr.    (CLAYSVILLE, Pa.)

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

Geneva Parks Hall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Isaac Samuel Mace    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Barry W. Foskey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mable Juanita Sutton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth A. Edwards    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Dickson    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Hall    (RAYLE, Ga.)

Mr. William L. Powell, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Doris Eva Rogers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha B. Peel    (VIDETTE, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Duckworth, Sr.    (CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Lucille B. Paul    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Ann Cross    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Claxton, Sr.    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne Osborne    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Bowden, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James Odell Simmons    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard B. Betts    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Cynthia Muhammad    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine G. Walch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James A. Miller    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Trammell, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Harry Stewart, Jr.    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Bobbie J. Smith    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Smith    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Smith    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Charles E. Scales    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Keel Derminio    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Rhodes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mable Juanita Sutton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Prickett    (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mr. Edgar Hobbs    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph R. O'Conner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Geneva Parks Hall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Hugh Moss    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)

Mr. Allen Hall    (RAYLE, Ga.)

Mr. James F. Mills    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Barry W. Foskey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joseph R. O'Conner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Naomi Littles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Paige Lott    (LITHONIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma James    (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Duckworth, Sr.    (CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mr. Edgar Hobbs    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Dickson    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. William F. Grant    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Cross    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. David L. Evans    (TOOMSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Nimrod Coleman    (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

Mr. Robert "Bob" Ducey, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Claxton, Sr.    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Everlina Carey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Frank Trammell, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Bowden, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ernestine G. Walch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Brian Bojanowski    (EVANS, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Paul Armstrong
Paul Armstrong was Sid Putman's favorite Columbia County commissioner.

Mr. Leonard B. Betts    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Prickett    (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mrs. Anna Barton Mitchell    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Gregg Yoho    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Eva Rogers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse L. Reese    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Kenneth A. Edwards    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Meta R. McElmurray    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Isaac Samuel Mace    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Edgar Hobbs    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Charles E. Scales (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Bowden, Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Mable Juanita Sutton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille B. Paul (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Miss Constance Moody (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edgar Hobbs (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Harry Stewart, Jr. (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Dickson (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Baxter B. Vinson, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Miller (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Naomi Littles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nimrod Coleman (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Hopkins (SUMMERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Gregg Yoho (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Eva Rogers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Hall (RAYLE, Ga.)

Mr. Leece R. Grindle (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Carey Ware, Jr. (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Baxter B. Vinson, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William L. Powell, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Everlina Carey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty J. Scott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edgar Hobbs (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha B. Peel (VIDETTE, Ga.)

Mrs. Bobbie J. Smith (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Anna Barton Mitchell (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Blanchard (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Cross (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. William F. Grant (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Barry W. Foskey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph R. O'Conner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Geneva Parks Hall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Hugh Moss (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)

Mr. James A. Miller (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Smith (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Leonard B. Betts (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Robert "Bob" Ducey, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Trammell, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David L. Evans (TOOMSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Parker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard Betts (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Eva Rogers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma James (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Odell Simmons (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine G. Walch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cynthia Muhammad (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Trammell, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Brian Bojanowski (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Larry D. Perry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Claxton, Sr. (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Cynthia Muhammad (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Meta R. McElmurray (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Paul Armstrong

Mr. John Carroll (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Barry W. Foskey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Duckworth, Sr. (CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mr. James O. Blackmon (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Harry Stewart, Jr. (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. John Spowls, Sr. (CLAYSVILLE, Pa.)

Isaac Samuel Mace (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Ms. Bobbie J. Smith (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Paige Lott (LITHONIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne Osborne (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Rhodes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Bowden, Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty J. Bevill (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mrs. Lois Keel Derminio (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Cross (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ms. Mable Juanita Sutton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Kitchings (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth A. Edwards (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Jean H. Baldwin (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Kenneth A. Edwards (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Allen Prickett (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse L. Reese (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Gondolas and Ferraris: an Italian Olympic torch relay
ROME - Venetian gondolas, horses and even a Ferrari will help transport the torch across Italy for the Turin Olympics.

Gondolas and Ferraris: an Italian Olympic torch relay

Gondolas and Ferraris: an Italian Olympic torch relay
ROME - Venetian gondolas, horses and even a Ferrari will help transport the torch across Italy for the Turin Olympics.

Asada too young for Olympics but still world class

World championships last chance for perfection

Overtime

Overtime

Overtime
Augusta State's men's basketball team opens its home slate at 7:30 tonight against Benedict at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

Asada too young for Olympics but still world class
PARIS - Armed with a triple axel and bunches of other jumps, Mao Asada has beaten two-time world silver medalist Sasha Cohen and former world champion Shizuka Arakawa. Her only loss since 2004 has been to two-time world champ Irina Slutskaya.

Overtime
Former Westside standout Tony LeZotte was named Atlantic 10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year.

Overtime
Former Westside standout Tony LeZotte was named Atlantic 10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year.

Asada too young for Olympics but still world class
PARIS - Armed with a triple axel and bunches of other jumps, Mao Asada has beaten two-time world silver medalist Sasha Cohen and former world champion Shizuka Arakawa. Her only loss since 2004 has been to two-time world champ Irina Slutskaya.

World championships last chance for perfection
MELBOURNE, Australia - The 275 gymnasts competing in this year's world championships will have one last shot at perfection.

World championships last chance for perfection
MELBOURNE, Australia - The 275 gymnasts competing in this year's world championships will have one last shot at perfection.

Overtime
Augusta State's men's basketball team opens its home slate at 7:30 tonight against Benedict at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

Lady Wolfpack aren't slowed by a late start
After two full days of Columbia County basketball at Lakeside's Turkey Tip-Off Tournament, Greenbrier girls coach Garrett Black has one more thing to be thankful for: a tournament championship.

Prep basketball scores
Scores from Tuesday's prep basketball games.

Lady Wolfpack aren't slowed by a late start
After two full days of Columbia County basketball at Lakeside's Turkey Tip-Off Tournament, Greenbrier girls coach Garrett Black has one more thing to be thankful for: a tournament championship.

Prep basketball scores
Here are scores from area prep basketball action.

Prep basketball scores
Scores from Tuesday's prep basketball games.

Prep basketball scores
Here are scores from area prep basketball action.

Goldberg: Unbeaten Colts must look at big picture
Indianapolis is the first team since Denver in 1998 to start 10-0. So talk turns naturally to the prospect of an unbeaten season, the first since the Dolphins did it in 1972.

Brooking hopes to revive run defense
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Keith Brooking is still disgusted with his team's run defense.

Owens ruling to come today
PHILADELPHIA - A decision on Terrell Owens' grievance hearing against the Philadelphia Eagles is expected today.

MNF: Minnesota nips Green Bay
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Minnesota's offense isn't dead. With the steady hand of Brad Johnson, neither is the Vikings' season.

Falcons need to find winning formula - fast
ATLANTA - Jim Mora never hides his emotions, expressing himself with everything from expletive-filled rants to sarcastic smirks. So, everyone wondered how he would react to the first real losing streak of his head coaching career.

Owens ruling to come today
PHILADELPHIA - A decision on Terrell Owens' grievance hearing against the Philadelphia Eagles is expected today.

Fox forced to address problems after Carolina's loss
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's amazing how one weekend can change everything.

Rushing woes come back to haunt Pack
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Green Bay's running game went from solid to silent in one game.

Rushing woes come back to haunt Pack
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Green Bay's running game went from solid to silent in one game.

Brooking hopes to revive run defense
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Keith Brooking is still disgusted with his team's run defense.

MNF: Minnesota nips Green Bay
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Minnesota's offense isn't dead. With the steady hand of Brad Johnson, neither is the Vikings' season.

Fox forced to address problems after Carolina's loss
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's amazing how one weekend can change everything.

Falcons need to find winning formula - fast
ATLANTA - Jim Mora never hides his emotions, expressing himself with everything from expletive-filled rants to sarcastic smirks. So, everyone wondered how he would react to the first real losing streak of his head coaching career.

Goldberg: Unbeaten Colts must look at big picture
Indianapolis is the first team since Denver in 1998 to start 10-0. So talk turns naturally to the prospect of an unbeaten season, the first since the Dolphins did it in 1972.

Swiss Guards celebrate 500 years of protecting popes
VATICAN CITY - As people in Rome say, "While popes pass on, the Swiss Guard remains."

Vatican says active homosexuals unwelcome in priesthood
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican says homosexuals who are sexually active or support "gay culture" are unwelcome in the priesthood unless they have gotten over their homosexual tendencies for at least three years, according to a church document posted on the Internet by an Italian Catholic news agency.

Vatican says active homosexuals unwelcome in priesthood
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican says homosexuals who are sexually active or support "gay culture" are unwelcome in the priesthood unless they have gotten over their homosexual tendencies for at least three years, according to a church document posted on the Internet by an Italian Catholic news agency.

Swiss Guards celebrate 500 years of protecting popes
VATICAN CITY - As people in Rome say, "While popes pass on, the Swiss Guard remains."

Gailey deserves praise, not scorn

Oprah Winfrey agrees to guest shot with Letterman
NEW YORK - Oprah, Dave. Dave, Oprah.

Online service to show Saddam Hussein trial

NBC Universal shutting down Trio network
NEW YORK - NBC Universal is shutting down Trio, but will keep the cheeky pop culture television network alive as a broadband offering.

New 'Nightline' reporting team a mixture of old and new

The evolution of a teen idol into a TV producer
BURBANK, Calif. - Producers are lunching. John Wells ("ER") holds court at a table of five and Chuck Lorre ("Two and a Half Men" ) sits nearby when Shaun Cassidy enters the Warner Bros. studio dining room.

Country music gives CBS another winning week in ratings

New 'Nightline' reporting team a mixture of old and new
NEW YORK - ABC's "Nightline" in the post-Ted Koppel era will include two holdovers from the old show in reporters Chris Bury and John Donvan, while adding CBS's Vicki Mabrey, the network said Monday.

NBC Universal shutting down Trio network
NEW YORK - NBC Universal is shutting down Trio, but will keep the cheeky pop culture television network alive as a broadband offering.

The evolution of a teen idol into a TV producer

Online service to show Saddam Hussein trial
NEW YORK - Court TV's online service will offer full coverage of Saddam Hussein's trial when it resumes, perhaps as early as next Monday.

'Invasion' clings to family themes in hurricane aftermath
BURBANK, Calif. - The sunlight was bright as Shaun Cassidy drove a golf cart across the Warner Bros. studio lot.

Country music gives CBS another winning week in ratings
NEW YORK - It was a good TV week for country music; not so hot for sinking ships.

'Invasion' clings to family themes in hurricane aftermath
BURBANK, Calif. - The sunlight was bright as Shaun Cassidy drove a golf cart across the Warner Bros. studio lot.

'Seinfeld' cast discuss why show still 'feels alive'

The evolution of a teen idol into a TV producer
BURBANK, Calif. - Producers are lunching. John Wells ("ER") holds court at a table of five and Chuck Lorre ("Two and a Half Men" ) sits nearby when Shaun Cassidy enters the Warner Bros. studio dining room.

'Seinfeld' cast discuss why show still 'feels alive'
NEW YORK - "Seinfeld" has not suffered from shrinkage.

Online service to show Saddam Hussein trial
NEW YORK - Court TV's online service will offer full coverage of Saddam Hussein's trial when it resumes, perhaps as early as next Monday.

Country music gives CBS another winning week in ratings
NEW YORK - It was a good TV week for country music; not so hot for sinking ships.

Country music gives CBS another winning week in ratings
NEW YORK - It was a good TV week for country music; not so hot for sinking ships.

Oprah Winfrey agrees to guest shot with Letterman

NBC Universal shutting down Trio network

'Invasion' clings to family themes in hurricane aftermath

'Seinfeld' cast discuss why show still 'feels alive'
NEW YORK - "Seinfeld" has not suffered from shrinkage.

New 'Nightline' reporting team a mixture of old and new
NEW YORK - ABC's "Nightline" in the post-Ted Koppel era will include two holdovers from the old show in reporters Chris Bury and John Donvan, while adding CBS's Vicki Mabrey, the network said Monday.

Oprah Winfrey agrees to guest shot with Letterman
NEW YORK - Oprah, Dave. Dave, Oprah.

'Sopranos' actor pleads guilty to attempted assault

People in the News

Poll: Reiner, Beatty are well-known, but not well-liked

Russell Crowe pleads guilty in phone toss incident

Angelina Jolie made a citizen of Cambodia

Oprah gets Founders Award at International Emmys

The top five list

Georgia defeats Eastern Kentucky
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands - Freshman guard Mike Mercer scored 19 points to lead Georgia to a 76-68 victory over Eastern Kentucky at the Paradise Jam tournament on Monday night.

Minter goes against Georgia Tech's star receiver

Bulldogs' Minter welcomes another shot at Jackets' star
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia safety Kelin Johnson filled in last week as a starter because of injury. This week he sounds ready to give Don King a run for his money as a promoter.

Bulldogs' Minter welcomes another shot at Jackets' star

Georgia defeats Eastern Kentucky
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands - Freshman guard Mike Mercer scored 19 points to lead Georgia to a 76-68 victory over Eastern Kentucky at the Paradise Jam tournament on Monday night.

Bulldogs' Minter welcomes another shot at Jackets' star
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia safety Kelin Johnson filled in last week as a starter because of injury. This week he sounds ready to give Don King a run for his money as a promoter.

Shockley looking for redemption vs. Georgia Tech
D.J. Shockley exited the Georgia Tech game a year ago looking worlds away from being ready to succeed as Georgia's quarterback. He enters Saturday's game at Georgia Tech nearly on top of the world.

Shockley looking for redemption vs. Georgia Tech

Georgia defeats Eastern Kentucky

Minter goes against Georgia Tech's star receiver
ATHENS, Ga. - A cornerback must have bravado, a short memory and absolutely no fear of failure.

Shockley looking for redemption vs. Georgia Tech
D.J. Shockley exited the Georgia Tech game a year ago looking worlds away from being ready to succeed as Georgia's quarterback. He enters Saturday's game at Georgia Tech nearly on top of the world.

Minter goes against Georgia Tech's star receiver
ATHENS, Ga. - A cornerback must have bravado, a short memory and absolutely no fear of failure.

Cooper to make return to National
PGA Tour caddie Don Cooper of North Augusta expected his boss, Lucas Glover, to make the Masters Tournament one day. Just not this soon.

Cooper to make return to National
PGA Tour caddie Don Cooper of North Augusta expected his boss, Lucas Glover, to make the Masters Tournament one day. Just not this soon.

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

Chart Toppers
Here's a look at the music topping Billboard magazine's charts for the week:

Xtreme Calendar

My Style

Steroid use is poor sportsmanship
A quote on the South Carolina High School League's Web site says, "An athlete is not crowned unless he competes by the rules."

Question of the week

Life in professional rodeo is taxing, but rewarding
Country singer Garth Brooks in his song Rodeo describes the sport as "it's bulls and blood/It's dust and mud ..."

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

Chart Toppers

My Style
THE FACTS: Danielle Brown, 15, a freshman at the Academy of Richmond County.

Saying thanks
'Tis the season to be thankful.

Chart Toppers
Here's a look at the music topping Billboard magazine's charts for the week:

Xtreme Calendar
UP IN LIGHTS: Get in the Christmas mood with the lighting of the Christmas tree and holiday decorations downtown at the Augusta Common, in the 800 block between Broad and Reynolds streets. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.

Xtreme Calendar
UP IN LIGHTS: Get in the Christmas mood with the lighting of the Christmas tree and holiday decorations downtown at the Augusta Common, in the 800 block between Broad and Reynolds streets. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.

End relationship if younger boy is more appealing
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My boyfriend and I have been together for the past six months. Now I feel like our relationship has come to a standstill. I met a new person and I really like him. ... He's got all good qualities except he's younger than me. I've never talked to a younger guy. My current boyfriend is older than me and he's got this thing in his head where he's not going to let me go and he always finds a way to persuade me to stay with him. I don't know how to end it, but I want to. Should I start a relationship with the new boy?

Steroid use is poor sportsmanship
A quote on the South Carolina High School League's Web site says, "An athlete is not crowned unless he competes by the rules."

End relationship if younger boy is more appealing

Life in professional rodeo is taxing, but rewarding
Country singer Garth Brooks in his song Rodeo describes the sport as "it's bulls and blood/It's dust and mud ..."

Steroid use is poor sportsmanship

My Style
THE FACTS: Danielle Brown, 15, a freshman at the Academy of Richmond County.

Life in professional rodeo is taxing, but rewarding

End relationship if younger boy is more appealing
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My boyfriend and I have been together for the past six months. Now I feel like our relationship has come to a standstill. I met a new person and I really like him. ... He's got all good qualities except he's younger than me. I've never talked to a younger guy. My current boyfriend is older than me and he's got this thing in his head where he's not going to let me go and he always finds a way to persuade me to stay with him. I don't know how to end it, but I want to. Should I start a relationship with the new boy?

Saying thanks
'Tis the season to be thankful.

Saying thanks

Hitchcock Woods' roots touch all

Reunions

Events

Adult literacy sites

Pet of the week

Chitlin'strutters

Cadet Corps program is terminated

Meetings

Around the block

Milestones

Elementary school celebrates its centennial

Campaign ends with hefty sum for arts center

Tour of Homes will benefit area students and charities

Across the river

Top of the class

Library schedule

School lunch menus

Rowing club seeks more young members

Swiss Guards celebrate 500 years of protecting popes

Vatican says active homosexuals unwelcome in priesthood