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Russian 'Nutcracker' is new dance

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Russian 'Nutcracker' is new dance
Clara and the candy are gone, but the kids are still central to the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker.

Fine arts calendar
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Russian 'Nutcracker' is new dance
Clara and the candy are gone, but the kids are still central to the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker.

Time lessens bad taste of childhood's dinnertime trauma

Hopes are rising for a good Christmas
NEW YORK - When consumers shop for diamond bracelets this holiday season, BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. probably won't be the first retailer they think of. But luxury goods are finding their way into warehouse clubs and other low-to-moderate price retailers who want to be part of the boom in upscale merchandise.

At holiday, there's a little too much room at inns

Shoppers give grocery stores abundant sales

At holiday, there's a little too much room at inns
The Thanksgiving holiday has an uncanny ability to turn Augusta hotels into sleepy hollows.

Insurance now part of Meybohm

Microsoft reports isolated incidents of Xbox 360 glitches
REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday it had received isolated reports of technical problems with its popular new Xbox 360 videogame system.

Thanksgiving travel rush is on

Video biographies preserve past for future generations
For Lois Scott, her parents' courtship will have to remain a mystery. They died years ago, and the 80-year-old still wishes she could ask them how they met and fell in love.

Wal-Mart and Target ready for holiday sales battle
The slim tunics and velvet blazers on Wal-Mart's clothing racks this holiday season are more than the latest trendy fashions - they're a sign that the intense competition between the world's largest retailer and its upscale discount rival is ratcheting higher.

Microsoft reports isolated incidents of Xbox 360 glitches
REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday it had received isolated reports of technical problems with its popular new Xbox 360 videogame system.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Michael Rigas, a son of the founder of Adelphia Communications Corp., pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of making a false entry in a financial record, eliminating the need for his retrial on securities fraud and bank fraud charges in a scandal that forced the cable giant into bankruptcy.

Video biographies preserve past for future generations
For Lois Scott, her parents' courtship will have to remain a mystery. They died years ago, and the 80-year-old still wishes she could ask them how they met and fell in love.

At holiday, there's a little too much room at inns
The Thanksgiving holiday has an uncanny ability to turn Augusta hotels into sleepy hollows.

IGA Plus to take Bi-Lo's place

Business briefs

Business briefs

Microsoft reports isolated incidents of Xbox 360 glitches

Housing crunch is giving buyers the upper hand

Hopes are rising for a good Christmas

Busiest shopping hour likely to fall on Christmas Eve

Wal-Mart and Target ready for holiday sales battle

Early-bird specials send shoppers to stores

Video biographies preserve past for future generations

Business briefs
U.S. financial markets were closed Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Markets will reopen today.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Michael Rigas, a son of the founder of Adelphia Communications Corp., pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of making a false entry in a financial record, eliminating the need for his retrial on securities fraud and bank fraud charges in a scandal that forced the cable giant into bankruptcy.

Housing crunch is giving buyers the upper hand
SAN DIEGO - When Jason and Laura Bennett bought their home two years ago, the housing market was among the hottest in the nation. Would-be buyers made offers as soon as "For Sale" signs went up, then bid even higher in the frenzy to close the deal.

Wal-Mart and Target ready for holiday sales battle
The slim tunics and velvet blazers on Wal-Mart's clothing racks this holiday season are more than the latest trendy fashions - they're a sign that the intense competition between the world's largest retailer and its upscale discount rival is ratcheting higher.

Busiest shopping hour likely to fall on Christmas Eve
ST. LOUIS - When it comes to holiday shopping, this might be the year of the procrastinator.

Insurance now part of Meybohm
The market's largest real estate brokerage is getting into the insurance business.

Early-bird specials send shoppers to stores
NEW YORK - Forget the bird - shopping was on the minds of many Thursday as people sought an early start to the frenetic season of gift buying.

Thanksgiving travel rush is on
Millions of Americans hit the road or took to the sky Wednesday in the annual dash to someone else's house for Thanksgiving turkey, despite the prospect of traffic jams, snowy highways and crowded airports and train stations.

IGA Plus to take Bi-Lo's place
Frequent shoppers of the former Deans Bridge Road Bi-Lo will soon be able to return for groceries.

Hopes are rising for a good Christmas
NEW YORK - When consumers shop for diamond bracelets this holiday season, BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. probably won't be the first retailer they think of. But luxury goods are finding their way into warehouse clubs and other low-to-moderate price retailers who want to be part of the boom in upscale merchandise.

Early-bird specials send shoppers to stores
NEW YORK - Forget the bird - shopping was on the minds of many Thursday as people sought an early start to the frenetic season of gift buying.

Thanksgiving travel rush is on
Millions of Americans hit the road or took to the sky Wednesday in the annual dash to someone else's house for Thanksgiving turkey, despite the prospect of traffic jams, snowy highways and crowded airports and train stations.

Housing crunch is giving buyers the upper hand
SAN DIEGO - When Jason and Laura Bennett bought their home two years ago, the housing market was among the hottest in the nation. Would-be buyers made offers as soon as "For Sale" signs went up, then bid even higher in the frenzy to close the deal.

Shoppers give grocery stores abundant sales
Veronica Norman thinks the best part of Thanksgiving is spending time with her family. But the sweet potato pie doesn't hurt either.

IGA Plus to take Bi-Lo's place
Frequent shoppers of the former Deans Bridge Road Bi-Lo will soon be able to return for groceries.

Insurance now part of Meybohm
The market's largest real estate brokerage is getting into the insurance business.

Business briefs
U.S. financial markets were closed Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Markets will reopen today.

Busiest shopping hour likely to fall on Christmas Eve
ST. LOUIS - When it comes to holiday shopping, this might be the year of the procrastinator.

Shoppers give grocery stores abundant sales
Veronica Norman thinks the best part of Thanksgiving is spending time with her family. But the sweet potato pie doesn't hurt either.

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Notebooking the SEC
ARKANSAS: Kyle Roper returned to practice this week for the Razorbacks (4-6, 2-5), but not at the same position. He's now a guard instead of a center.

Notebooking the SEC

Razorbacks, Tigers feeling a bit rushed

For once, Tigers want to get boot
BATON ROUGE, La. - It's hard to find an explanation for how No. 3 Louisiana State University squandered a three-touchdown lead in an early season loss to Tennessee - especially in light of how the Tigers have played since.

Longhorns focus on rivalry with Aggies
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Big 12 championship game and a potential matchup with top-ranked Southern California will wait for Texas.

For once, Tigers want to get boot
BATON ROUGE, La. - It's hard to find an explanation for how No. 3 Louisiana State University squandered a three-touchdown lead in an early season loss to Tennessee - especially in light of how the Tigers have played since.

Longhorns focus on rivalry with Aggies

Longhorns focus on rivalry with Aggies
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Big 12 championship game and a potential matchup with top-ranked Southern California will wait for Texas.

Razorbacks, Tigers feeling a bit rushed
LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas coach Houston Nutt said Wednesday's practice felt a little more intense than usual.

For once, Tigers want to get boot

Razorbacks, Tigers feeling a bit rushed
LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas coach Houston Nutt said Wednesday's practice felt a little more intense than usual.

Notebooking the SEC
ARKANSAS: Kyle Roper returned to practice this week for the Razorbacks (4-6, 2-5), but not at the same position. He's now a guard instead of a center.

Lady Lions ready to roar

It could have been anyone
Crime victims often put themselves in perilous positions - being in the wrong places at the wrong times with the wrong people.

Other brave men, women to thank
Want yet another reason to be thankful today? We can give you 30,000 of them.

Have some backbone

Tell PETA to go fish

Other brave men, women to thank
Want yet another reason to be thankful today? We can give you 30,000 of them.

Padilla entitled to a fair trial

Have some backbone
Jean Schmidt never called John Murtha a coward.

Padilla entitled to a fair trial
Muslim terrorists apprehended in the war on terror should be treated as any other enemy combatants in any other war - held as POWs for as long as necessary. But Jose Padilla did not fall into that category.

Other brave men, women to thank

It could have been anyone

Tell PETA to go fish
Until we're living in caves and eating only organic vegetables, PETA will never be happy.

No, thank you

Have some backbone
Jean Schmidt never called John Murtha a coward.

No, thank you
Civilians and soldiers shared a Thanksgiving dinner Tuesday night at Harlem United Methodist Church - Harlem's way of giving thanks to our brave men and women at Fort Gordon.

Padilla entitled to a fair trial
Muslim terrorists apprehended in the war on terror should be treated as any other enemy combatants in any other war - held as POWs for as long as necessary. But Jose Padilla did not fall into that category.

No, thank you
Civilians and soldiers shared a Thanksgiving dinner Tuesday night at Harlem United Methodist Church - Harlem's way of giving thanks to our brave men and women at Fort Gordon.

Tell PETA to go fish
Until we're living in caves and eating only organic vegetables, PETA will never be happy.

It could have been anyone
Crime victims often put themselves in perilous positions - being in the wrong places at the wrong times with the wrong people.

Christmas shopping goes smoother with plan of action
For retailers, post-Thanksgiving 'tis a season to be jolly. For shoppers being jostled, jammed, crowded and cramped, it can be a ho-ho-wholly different experience.

Music, film lovers can be happy with new releases
Face it: Nobody really wants socks in the stocking.

The Top Five list
Here are the tops in television, film, music and more.

Club calendar
Are you in need of some entertainment away from home for the Thanksgiving weekend? Here are some highlights of what's happening at bars in Augusta and Aiken:

Music, film lovers can be happy with new releases
Face it: Nobody really wants socks in the stocking.

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey officially separate
LOS ANGELES - After months of rumors, denials and salacious magazine covers, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey are officially calling it quits.

Stuff to do
Carnival rides, beauty queens and fried pig intestines: Who could ask for anything more? The tiny town of Salley once again welcomes company with a heaping plate of chitterlings (the previously mentioned intestines) at the town's annual Chitlin' Strut.

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People in the News
LONDON - Teri Hatcher is suing a British tabloid newspaper for libel over its claims she had "sex romps" with men in a Volkswagen van, her lawyer said Wednesday.

It should be simple to satisfy video gamers come Christmas
When it comes to gifts, video game fans love to unwrap games, consoles or accessories.

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey officially separate
LOS ANGELES - After months of rumors, denials and salacious magazine covers, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey are officially calling it quits.

Stuff to do
Carnival rides, beauty queens and fried pig intestines: Who could ask for anything more? The tiny town of Salley once again welcomes company with a heaping plate of chitterlings (the previously mentioned intestines) at the town's annual Chitlin' Strut.

It should be simple to satisfy video gamers come Christmas
When it comes to gifts, video game fans love to unwrap games, consoles or accessories.

Spotted
Rick and Amy Kilpatrick took their daughters Margent and Cree to The New Nutcracker on Sunday at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta State University.

People in the News
LONDON - Teri Hatcher is suing a British tabloid newspaper for libel over its claims she had "sex romps" with men in a Volkswagen van, her lawyer said Wednesday.

People in the News
LONDON - Elton John says he and his partner, David Furnish, will tie the knot next month under Britain's new civil union law.

Spotted
Rick and Amy Kilpatrick took their daughters Margent and Cree to The New Nutcracker on Sunday at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta State University.

The Top Five list
Here are the tops in television, film, music and more.

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GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

People in the News
LONDON - Elton John says he and his partner, David Furnish, will tie the knot next month under Britain's new civil union law.

Christmas shopping goes smoother with plan of action
For retailers, post-Thanksgiving 'tis a season to be jolly. For shoppers being jostled, jammed, crowded and cramped, it can be a ho-ho-wholly different experience.

Club calendar
Are you in need of some entertainment away from home for the Thanksgiving weekend? Here are some highlights of what's happening at bars in Augusta and Aiken:

Families develop charitable giving traditions

Families develop charitable giving traditions
NEW YORK - Early on Thanksgiving mornings, Scott Jaffe bundles his kids into a rented van and heads off to pick up a couple dozen cooked turkeys and all the trimmings, from stuffing to mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce.

Mortgage rates down this week
WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates around the country, which have been trending upward, dropped this week, offering a dose of good news for prospective home buyers.

Mortgage rates down this week
WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates around the country, which have been trending upward, dropped this week, offering a dose of good news for prospective home buyers.

Families develop charitable giving traditions
NEW YORK - Early on Thanksgiving mornings, Scott Jaffe bundles his kids into a rented van and heads off to pick up a couple dozen cooked turkeys and all the trimmings, from stuffing to mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce.

Mortgage rates down this week

Christmastime plants: more than just poinsettia
The Christmas season is here and it is time to decorate the home in the spirit of the season.

Christmastime plants: more than just poinsettia

Christmastime plants: more than just poinsettia
The Christmas season is here and it is time to decorate the home in the spirit of the season.

Tech's proud run defense braces for challenge
ATLANTA - Georgia is on pace to finish the regular season with its best rushing totals of the Mark Richt era, but waiting Saturday night is a Georgia Tech defense coming off an attention-grabbing performance.

Ball taking 'levelheaded' approach to Georgia game
ATLANTA - One year ago, Reggie Ball lost track of the downs and he threw away Georgia Tech's last chance to beat Georgia.

Ball taking 'levelheaded' approach to Georgia game
ATLANTA - One year ago, Reggie Ball lost track of the downs and he threw away Georgia Tech's last chance to beat Georgia.

Tech's proud run defense braces for challenge
ATLANTA - Georgia is on pace to finish the regular season with its best rushing totals of the Mark Richt era, but waiting Saturday night is a Georgia Tech defense coming off an attention-grabbing performance.

Tech's proud run defense braces for challenge

Ball taking 'levelheaded' approach to Georgia game

Former Wyoming refinery now a golf course

Woods cruises to record sixth Grand Slam title
POIPU BEACH, Hawaii - Tiger Woods returned to his old form and dominance in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

Woods cruises to record sixth Grand Slam title
POIPU BEACH, Hawaii - Tiger Woods returned to his old form and dominance in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

Wie is wiser, and ready to play against men

Former Wyoming refinery now a golf course
CASPER, Wyo. - The rolling fairways, manicured greens, water hazards and wildlife belie the true purpose of the Three Crowns Golf Course.

Wie is wiser, and ready to play against men
KOCHI, Japan - Michelle Wie is clear on one thing she wants to do when she plays against men at the Casio World Open - avoid disqualification.

Former Wyoming refinery now a golf course
CASPER, Wyo. - The rolling fairways, manicured greens, water hazards and wildlife belie the true purpose of the Three Crowns Golf Course.

Woods cruises to record sixth Grand Slam title

Wie is wiser, and ready to play against men
KOCHI, Japan - Michelle Wie is clear on one thing she wants to do when she plays against men at the Casio World Open - avoid disqualification.

Red Devils know only one way to win games

Prep basketball outlook

Girls expect to live up to reputation as states' best

Rebels' opponent talks a good game

Aiken can play the role of giant-killer vs. Byrnes

Prep basketball scores

Prep event begins at Richmond

Red Devils know only one way to win games
Lincoln County runs the football to win games. Johnson County stops teams from running the football to win games.

Red Devils know only one way to win games
Lincoln County runs the football to win games. Johnson County stops teams from running the football to win games.

Rangers thump Thrashers

Pound: As many as a third of NHL players may use steroids
LONDON, Ontario - The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency said he suspects as many as a third of the NHL's 700 players may take some form of performance-enhancing substances.

Pound: As many as a third of NHL players may use steroids
LONDON, Ontario - The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency said he suspects as many as a third of the NHL's 700 players may take some form of performance-enhancing substances.

Pound: As many as a third of NHL players may use steroids

Rangers thump Thrashers
ATLANTA - Jaromir Jagr broke a tie late in the second period with his NHL-leading 21st goal and the New York Rangers went on to their fourth straight win, beating the Atlanta Thrashers 6-3 Thursday night.

Rangers thump Thrashers
ATLANTA - Jaromir Jagr broke a tie late in the second period with his NHL-leading 21st goal and the New York Rangers went on to their fourth straight win, beating the Atlanta Thrashers 6-3 Thursday night.

Time lessens bad taste of childhood's dinnertime trauma
I was having lunch last week with the folks at University Health System's Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation section when Willie Allen leaned over and told me he usually doesn't like pumpkin pie.

Time lessens bad taste of childhood's dinnertime trauma
I was having lunch last week with the folks at University Health System's Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation section when Willie Allen leaned over and told me he usually doesn't like pumpkin pie.

Demand is rising for Iraq exit strategy
In the editorial "Ignoring Chicken Little" (Nov. 16) you are trying to use a popular analogy where it doesn't apply. Rather than saying the sky is falling, the Senate is saying "show us a plan." And I say Senate, because it no longer is just the "weak-kneed Democrats" with an eye toward next year's midterm elections, but also rank-and-file Republicans who have had enough of this "stay the course" rhetoric. Stephen C. Barrow, Aiken, S.C.

Dems' bluster over voter ID is typical
It has been a typically Democratic Party approach to attack state Rep. Sue Burmeister, R-Augusta, and her effort to require positive photo IDs of Georgia voters. The use of racially based attacks play to the Democratic Party base, and that is the only real objective of the effort. Robert Schloesser, Augusta

Demand is rising for Iraq exit strategy
In the editorial "Ignoring Chicken Little" (Nov. 16) you are trying to use a popular analogy where it doesn't apply. Rather than saying the sky is falling, the Senate is saying "show us a plan." And I say Senate, because it no longer is just the "weak-kneed Democrats" with an eye toward next year's midterm elections, but also rank-and-file Republicans who have had enough of this "stay the course" rhetoric. Stephen C. Barrow, Aiken, S.C.

Demand is rising for Iraq exit strategy

Parents should rise up, fight intrusion
At what point do we, the citizens of Columbia County, say enough is enough to government intrusion? Bob Hoelscher, Evans

Parents should rise up, fight intrusion

Let bidders compete for SRS contract
I am not a nuclear scientist, but it doesn't take one to spot gaps in the logic of your Oct. 30 editorial, "One SRS contractor is enough." Amy E. Gregory, Aiken, S.C.

Let bidders compete for SRS contract

Parents should rise up, fight intrusion
At what point do we, the citizens of Columbia County, say enough is enough to government intrusion? Bob Hoelscher, Evans

Dems' bluster over voter ID is typical

Dems' bluster over voter ID is typical
It has been a typically Democratic Party approach to attack state Rep. Sue Burmeister, R-Augusta, and her effort to require positive photo IDs of Georgia voters. The use of racially based attacks play to the Democratic Party base, and that is the only real objective of the effort. Robert Schloesser, Augusta

Let bidders compete for SRS contract
I am not a nuclear scientist, but it doesn't take one to spot gaps in the logic of your Oct. 30 editorial, "One SRS contractor is enough." Amy E. Gregory, Aiken, S.C.

Harley recalls 13,400 Dyna motorcycles

Living briefs

Family reunions: Living new lives under old roofs

Automakers lower fuel use by boosting aerodynamics

Toy Time!

Civic receives Motor Trend's Car of the Year honor

Holiday gifts for travelers

Safety groups blast plan for roofs

Annie Leibovitz: Photographer of celebrities

Safety groups blast plan for roofs
WASHINGTON -- Safety groups said Monday that a proposed regulation to require stronger vehicle roofs was inadequate for protecting motorists in rollover crashes, which kill more than 10,000 people a year.

Harley recalls 13,400 Dyna motorcycles
MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson Inc. issued a voluntary safety recall on 2006 model Dyna series motorcycles built between June 9 and Oct. 19 due to a transmission defect.

Automakers lower fuel use by boosting aerodynamics
WARREN, Mich. - With higher prices at the pump hurting sport utility vehicle sales, automakers are trying to squeeze out every ounce of fuel economy possible, including designing vehicles that flow through the air as efficiently as birds or airplanes.

Family reunions: Living new lives under old roofs
NEW YORK - Won't it be wonderful to have the family under one roof again?

Civic receives Motor Trend's Car of the Year honor
DETROIT - The Honda Civic, which in its latest incarnation offers a sleeker, more upscale take on the popular compact, has claimed the honor of 2006 Car of the Year from Motor Trend magazine.

Annie Leibovitz: Photographer of celebrities
Some people know how to look good in a photograph. Some do not.

Family reunions: Living new lives under old roofs
NEW YORK - Won't it be wonderful to have the family under one roof again?

Holiday gifts for travelers
NEW YORK - Travel can be divided into four basic parts - the planning, the journey, the destination, and the memories. Gifts for travelers can be divided along similar lines. Here are a few ideas for each category.

Toy Time!
The tryptophan from the Thanksgiving turkey should have worn off by now, so it's time to roll up your sleeves, warm up the credit card and get down to what's really important - the toys.

Holiday gifts for travelers
NEW YORK - Travel can be divided into four basic parts - the planning, the journey, the destination, and the memories. Gifts for travelers can be divided along similar lines. Here are a few ideas for each category.

Annie Leibovitz: Photographer of celebrities
Some people know how to look good in a photograph. Some do not.

Living briefs
The holidays are a time of love and laughter ... except when it comes time to take the annual holiday picture.

Living briefs
The holidays are a time of love and laughter ... except when it comes time to take the annual holiday picture.

Civic receives Motor Trend's Car of the Year honor
DETROIT - The Honda Civic, which in its latest incarnation offers a sleeker, more upscale take on the popular compact, has claimed the honor of 2006 Car of the Year from Motor Trend magazine.

Toy Time!
The tryptophan from the Thanksgiving turkey should have worn off by now, so it's time to roll up your sleeves, warm up the credit card and get down to what's really important - the toys.

Harley recalls 13,400 Dyna motorcycles
MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson Inc. issued a voluntary safety recall on 2006 model Dyna series motorcycles built between June 9 and Oct. 19 due to a transmission defect.

Safety groups blast plan for roofs
WASHINGTON -- Safety groups said Monday that a proposed regulation to require stronger vehicle roofs was inadequate for protecting motorists in rollover crashes, which kill more than 10,000 people a year.

Automakers lower fuel use by boosting aerodynamics
WARREN, Mich. - With higher prices at the pump hurting sport utility vehicle sales, automakers are trying to squeeze out every ounce of fuel economy possible, including designing vehicles that flow through the air as efficiently as birds or airplanes.

Replacements are on the ice
Thanksgiving is usually the time Augusta Lynx coach Bob Ferguson evaluates his team's progress.

Replacements are on the ice

Fill-in Whitwell sparks Lynx
DULUTH, Ga. - The Augusta Lynx played impressively for a team of fill-ins cobbled together over the past two days and beat the Gwinnett Gladiators 3-2 in a shootout Thursday.

Immigration Services cost Lynx 9 men
The Augusta Lynx's Thanksgiving weekend plans suffered a blow Wednesday when nine Canadian players were ruled ineligible because of a ruling by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Fill-in Whitwell sparks Lynx

Immigration Services cost Lynx 9 men
The Augusta Lynx's Thanksgiving weekend plans suffered a blow Wednesday when nine Canadian players were ruled ineligible because of a ruling by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Fill-in Whitwell sparks Lynx
DULUTH, Ga. - The Augusta Lynx played impressively for a team of fill-ins cobbled together over the past two days and beat the Gwinnett Gladiators 3-2 in a shootout Thursday.

Immigration Services cost Lynx 9 men

Replacements are on the ice
Thanksgiving is usually the time Augusta Lynx coach Bob Ferguson evaluates his team's progress.

Hunt for suspect goes door to door
The man who went on a deadly shooting spree in North Augusta on Tuesday may have driven as far as 100 miles from the scene of the crime before returning to North Augusta, where he continues to elude capture, authorities say.

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

Gathering for the feast

News you can sue

Thanksgiving 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.

Southern transplants are welcome

Hispanic residents aren't quite Southern, yet

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Political Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Political Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - An elderly Charleston County woman has contracted the mosquito-borne West Nile virus and is in serious condition, the state health department said Wednesday.

Empty Stocking Fund: Family of nine falls into debt

Augusta Concert Band in spotlight at benefit
The Augusta Chronicle's 75th annual Empty Stocking Fund officially starts Sunday with a benefit concert featuring the Augusta Concert Band.

Vaccine may help preemies fight sickness

Kid of the Day
Eva Christina Rogers of Augusta is today's Kid of the Day.

South Carolina attorneys fight 'CSI effect'

This week, serving is about food for soldiers

Some go to House other than family's

Southern dialect is blending with others
COLUMBIA - "Y'all" isn't welcome in Erica Tobolski's class in voice and diction at the University of South Carolina. And forget about "fixin," as in getting ready to do something, or "pin" when talking about the writing instrument.

Across the area

Kid of the Day

Elderly prisoner free after 22 years

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Regents look for funding options

Mother is sought on charges of cruelty to 1-year-old girl
Authorities are seeking an Augusta woman who is facing felony cruelty to children charges concerning her daughter.

Across the Southeast

Hunt for suspect goes door to door
The man who went on a deadly shooting spree in North Augusta on Tuesday may have driven as far as 100 miles from the scene of the crime before returning to North Augusta, where he continues to elude capture, authorities say.

Ways of South have hindered some, supplied tales for others

High runoff turnout predicted
Voter turnout for the Dec. 6 runoff election could be higher than that in the Nov. 8 election, based on telephone inquiries and requests for absentee ballots, said Lynn Bailey, the executive director of the Richmond County Board of Elections.

Across the Southeast
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A federal grand jury will hear testimony next month on allegations that a former executive for Florida's state-run insurer took bribes to steer business to adjusters handling claims filed because of last year's hurricanes.

Southern dialect is blending with others
COLUMBIA - "Y'all" isn't welcome in Erica Tobolski's class in voice and diction at the University of South Carolina. And forget about "fixin," as in getting ready to do something, or "pin" when talking about the writing instrument.

Across Georgia
JONESBORO - Bought after a nine-hour wait and for nearly $600, the new Xbox 360 videogame system wasn't a steal for a Jonesboro, Ga., woman.

Taking dog to library gets Athens man booked for day

Across the area
Authorities were still searching Thanksgiving evening for a man wanted in Tuesday's deadly North Augusta shooting spree that happened near Exit 5 on Interstate 20.

Thanksgiving holiday closings

Ways of South have hindered some, supplied tales for others
OXFORD, Miss. - From front- porch rocking chairs to the dog-eared pages of novels, the South boasts a legacy of storytelling.

Southern dialect is blending with others

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - An investigator working in the Richland County prosecutor's office says he will challenge Secretary of State Mark Hammond in the Republican primary next June.

The South: A changing identity
CARY, N.C. - The joke is that this town's name is really an acronym for "Containment Area for Relocated Yankees."

Southern transplants are welcome
ATLANTA - At first, state Sen. Don Balfour couldn't understand why other Georgia lawmakers were having such a fit over the governor's call to remove the Confederate fighting banner from the state flag.

Southerners take pride in politeness

Many blacks proud to be called 'Southern'
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Blacks have a complicated love affair with the South. Their ancestors were enslaved in the region for generations, then Jim Crow laws pushed them to the back of the bus. From inner-city slums to old plantation counties, being black too often still means a second-class existence.

Superintendent calls school laws confusing

Taking dog to library gets Athens man booked for day
ATHENS, Ga. -- A 49-year-old Athens man went to jail after a Clarke County Magistrate Court judge ruled he violated a court order when he had a dog with him in the parking lot of a local library.

The South: A changing identity
CARY, N.C. - The joke is that this town's name is really an acronym for "Containment Area for Relocated Yankees."

Elderly prisoner free after 22 years
CHARLESTON, S.C. - After 22 years in prison for killing a man in 1978, Paul Mazzell has been released on parole.

Democrats say leader must quit
ATLANTA - Georgia's legislative black caucus called Wednesday for Augusta Rep. Sue Burmeister to resign her leadership position for remarks she is reported to have made to the U.S. Justice Department about black voters in Georgia.

Atlanta's largest Thanksgiving dinner held at Turner Field
ATLANTA - Atlanta's hungry and homeless filled their stomachs and their spirits Thursday at the city's largest Thanksgiving dinner - which was expected to grow even larger this year with the attendance of thousands of Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

Gathering for the feast
Christopher Smith (left) and Thomas McKenzie prepare macaroni and cheese for the Least of These Souls Ministry feast, which is at 12:30 p.m. today at 566 Broad St. The free Thanksgiving event attracts hundreds for food and music.

Kid of the Day
Charity Autumn Faith Winkfield of Hephzibah is today's Kid of the Day.

Across South Carolina

South Carolina attorneys fight 'CSI effect'
ANDERSON, S.C. - One South Carolina attorney wants to make sure jurors are not letting Hollywood overly influence their trial expectations.

This week, serving is about food for soldiers
The satiated, satisfied smile on the face of Sgt. David Burdyck as he placed his food tray on the conveyor belt to the dishwasher said it all.

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

Nursing student refuses to let obstacles stop her
For nursing student Kelsey Trapp, something as simple as putting on sterile gloves or taking a patient's blood pressure wasn't always easy.

Rants and Raves
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Charleston County woman contracts West Nile
COLUMBIA, S.C. - An elderly Charleston County woman has contracted the mosquito-borne West Nile virus and is in serious condition at a hospital, the state health department said Wednesday.

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Thanksgiving holiday closings
Many businesses, government offices and schools are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Gov. Perdue celebrates Thanksgiving in Kuwait
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue thanked Georgia troops in person on Thursday for their service in the Middle East and brought Thanksgiving dinner with him.

South Carolina leaders see need for lessons about law
COLUMBIA - Local governments and law enforcement agencies need to do a better job of knowing and following open meetings and open records laws, top state leaders say.

Regents look for funding options
ATLANTA - A student fee to help fund new construction is one option being considered by the University System of Georgia to try to catch up on a massive backlog of requests for new buildings.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - An elderly Charleston County woman has contracted the mosquito-borne West Nile virus and is in serious condition, the state health department said Wednesday.

A time of thanks
Volunteers for Least of These Souls Ministries serve dozens of men, women and children dinner. The Thanksgiving meal and block party were held Thursday at Monument Street in downtown Augusta.

Aiken power bills jump
AIKEN - A major equipment failure at a Santee Cooper power generator during the summer is making some Aiken County residents' electric bills jump just as the holiday season approaches. And some are upset that their provider didn't do a better job warning them of the increase.

Vaccine may help preemies fight sickness
Addison Poppell's big eyes drink in the room around her crib. Her mouth tries to drink in everything else.

Superintendent calls school laws confusing
Georgia laws governing education are too confusing, Columbia County schools Superintendent Tommy Price recently complained.

Two women die in house fire
Brisk autumn winds and a possible electrical problem helped fuel a fire that killed two elderly women in Bath on Thanksgiving Day, authorities said.

Gov. Perdue celebrates Thanksgiving in Kuwait

Some go to House other than family's
Every single day for 25 years, Augusta insurance man Walt Worsham has gone to the Waffle House on Washington Road near Interstate 20 to drink coffee and read The Augusta Chronicle before heading to his office downtown. Thanksgiving Day was no different.

Augusta Concert Band in spotlight at benefit

Kid of the Day
Charity Autumn Faith Winkfield of Hephzibah is today's Kid of the Day.

Across the area

Empty Stocking Fund: Family of nine falls into debt
A Grovetown woman with seven children and mounting medical and car repair bills needs assistance this holiday to provide gifts for her family.

Charleston County woman contracts West Nile

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

Nursing student refuses to let obstacles stop her

Gov. Perdue celebrates Thanksgiving in Kuwait
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue thanked Georgia troops in person on Thursday for their service in the Middle East and brought Thanksgiving dinner with him.

South Carolina leaders see need for lessons about law

A time of thanks
Volunteers for Least of These Souls Ministries serve dozens of men, women and children dinner. The Thanksgiving meal and block party were held Thursday at Monument Street in downtown Augusta.

Southerners take pride in politeness
SAVANNAH, Ga. - At a cozy corner table of Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room, Andrea and Roland Lemke sit elbow-to-elbow with complete strangers as the manager rings the bell at 11 a.m. and asks for bowed heads.

Taking dog to library gets Athens man booked for day
ATHENS, Ga. -- A 49-year-old Athens man went to jail after a Clarke County Magistrate Court judge ruled he violated a court order when he had a dog with him in the parking lot of a local library.

Hispanic residents aren't quite Southern, yet
MONROE, N.C. - When Flora Lopez moved to North Carolina in the mid-1990s, the grocery stores didn't sell the kind of cornmeal used to make tortillas. Now, a little more than a decade later, tiendas are sprinkled throughout this town of 28,000 - and not only in Hispanic neighborhoods.

Across the area
Authorities were still searching Thanksgiving evening for a man wanted in Tuesday's deadly North Augusta shooting spree that happened near Exit 5 on Interstate 20.

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Elderly prisoner free after 22 years
CHARLESTON, S.C. - After 22 years in prison for killing a man in 1978, Paul Mazzell has been released on parole.

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Atlanta's largest Thanksgiving dinner held at Turner Field
ATLANTA - Atlanta's hungry and homeless filled their stomachs and their spirits Thursday at the city's largest Thanksgiving dinner - which was expected to grow even larger this year with the attendance of thousands of Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

Democrats say leader must quit

Two women die in house fire
Brisk autumn winds and a possible electrical problem helped fuel a fire that killed two elderly women in Bath on Thanksgiving Day, authorities said.

Southerners take pride in politeness
SAVANNAH, Ga. - At a cozy corner table of Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room, Andrea and Roland Lemke sit elbow-to-elbow with complete strangers as the manager rings the bell at 11 a.m. and asks for bowed heads.

Across the area
Authorities were still searching Thanksgiving evening for a man wanted in Tuesday's deadly North Augusta shooting spree that happened near Exit 5 on Interstate 20.

Charleston County woman contracts West Nile
COLUMBIA, S.C. - An elderly Charleston County woman has contracted the mosquito-borne West Nile virus and is in serious condition at a hospital, the state health department said Wednesday.

South Carolina attorneys fight 'CSI effect'
ANDERSON, S.C. - One South Carolina attorney wants to make sure jurors are not letting Hollywood overly influence their trial expectations.

South Carolina leaders see need for lessons about law
COLUMBIA - Local governments and law enforcement agencies need to do a better job of knowing and following open meetings and open records laws, top state leaders say.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - An investigator working in the Richland County prosecutor's office says he will challenge Secretary of State Mark Hammond in the Republican primary next June.

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Regents look for funding options
ATLANTA - A student fee to help fund new construction is one option being considered by the University System of Georgia to try to catch up on a massive backlog of requests for new buildings.

Aiken power bills jump
AIKEN - A major equipment failure at a Santee Cooper power generator during the summer is making some Aiken County residents' electric bills jump just as the holiday season approaches. And some are upset that their provider didn't do a better job warning them of the increase.

Some go to House other than family's
Every single day for 25 years, Augusta insurance man Walt Worsham has gone to the Waffle House on Washington Road near Interstate 20 to drink coffee and read The Augusta Chronicle before heading to his office downtown. Thanksgiving Day was no different.

Across the area
A Hephzibah man has been arrested on charges that he stabbed his brother-in-law in the back early Wednesday, officials with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office said.

Across Georgia
JONESBORO - Bought after a nine-hour wait and for nearly $600, the new Xbox 360 videogame system wasn't a steal for a Jonesboro, Ga., woman.

Leader expects 3rd Infantry home soon
HINESVILLE, Ga. - Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division will be coming home in January if conditions don't worsen in Iraq, division commander Maj. Gen. William G. Webster Jr. said Tuesday.

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Superintendent calls school laws confusing
Georgia laws governing education are too confusing, Columbia County schools Superintendent Tommy Price recently complained.

Ways of South have hindered some, supplied tales for others
OXFORD, Miss. - From front- porch rocking chairs to the dog-eared pages of novels, the South boasts a legacy of storytelling.

Augusta Concert Band in spotlight at benefit
The Augusta Chronicle's 75th annual Empty Stocking Fund officially starts Sunday with a benefit concert featuring the Augusta Concert Band.

Two women die in house fire

Blessings easier to see as you learn to appreciate
Blessings seem to multiply as the years go on, or maybe I've just learned to appreciate them more. On this day for returning thanks I have many things for which I am grateful this year. They include:

Nursing student refuses to let obstacles stop her
For nursing student Kelsey Trapp, something as simple as putting on sterile gloves or taking a patient's blood pressure wasn't always easy.

Thanksgiving holiday closings
Many businesses, government offices and schools are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Southern transplants are welcome
ATLANTA - At first, state Sen. Don Balfour couldn't understand why other Georgia lawmakers were having such a fit over the governor's call to remove the Confederate fighting banner from the state flag.

High runoff turnout predicted
Voter turnout for the Dec. 6 runoff election could be higher than that in the Nov. 8 election, based on telephone inquiries and requests for absentee ballots, said Lynn Bailey, the executive director of the Richmond County Board of Elections.

Many blacks proud to be called 'Southern'
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Blacks have a complicated love affair with the South. Their ancestors were enslaved in the region for generations, then Jim Crow laws pushed them to the back of the bus. From inner-city slums to old plantation counties, being black too often still means a second-class existence.

Kid of the Day
Eva Christina Rogers of Augusta is today's Kid of the Day.

Hispanic residents aren't quite Southern, yet
MONROE, N.C. - When Flora Lopez moved to North Carolina in the mid-1990s, the grocery stores didn't sell the kind of cornmeal used to make tortillas. Now, a little more than a decade later, tiendas are sprinkled throughout this town of 28,000 - and not only in Hispanic neighborhoods.

This week, serving is about food for soldiers
The satiated, satisfied smile on the face of Sgt. David Burdyck as he placed his food tray on the conveyor belt to the dishwasher said it all.

Report says student died of enlarged heart, not heat
An enlarged heart, not August heat, probably killed a Lakeside High student who collapsed after a physical education exercise, authorities said today.

Mother is sought on charges of cruelty to 1-year-old girl
Authorities are seeking an Augusta woman who is facing felony cruelty to children charges concerning her daughter.

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Leader expects 3rd Infantry home soon
HINESVILLE, Ga. - Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division will be coming home in January if conditions don't worsen in Iraq, division commander Maj. Gen. William G. Webster Jr. said Tuesday.

Wreck hinders I-20 traffic
Traffic is being diverted this morning through the eastbound weigh station of Interstate 20 in Columbia County after a westbound wreck that has backed up traffic for several miles.

Thanksgiving holiday closings
Many businesses, government offices and schools are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanksgiving events

Democrats say leader must quit
ATLANTA - Georgia's legislative black caucus called Wednesday for Augusta Rep. Sue Burmeister to resign her leadership position for remarks she is reported to have made to the U.S. Justice Department about black voters in Georgia.

Aiken power bills jump

Blessings easier to see as you learn to appreciate
Blessings seem to multiply as the years go on, or maybe I've just learned to appreciate them more. On this day for returning thanks I have many things for which I am grateful this year. They include:

Blessings easier to see as you learn to appreciate

Across the area
A Hephzibah man has been arrested on charges that he stabbed his brother-in-law in the back early Wednesday, officials with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office said.

High runoff turnout predicted

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The South: A changing identity

Gathering for the feast
Christopher Smith (left) and Thomas McKenzie prepare macaroni and cheese for the Least of These Souls Ministry feast, which is at 12:30 p.m. today at 566 Broad St. The free Thanksgiving event attracts hundreds for food and music.

Kid of the Day

Rants and Raves
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Mother is sought on charges of cruelty to 1-year-old girl

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina

A time of thanks

Leader expects 3rd Infantry home soon

Many blacks proud to be called 'Southern'

Hunt for suspect goes door to door

Lincoln County defeats Johnson County
ATLANTA - Shawntavius Jennings ran for 167 yards and two touchdowns and Brandon Barden accounted for three scores to lead Lincoln County to a 48-21 victory over Johnson County in the Class A state semifinals on Friday.

Empty Stocking Fund: Family of nine falls into debt
A Grovetown woman with seven children and mounting medical and car repair bills needs assistance this holiday to provide gifts for her family.

Atlanta's largest Thanksgiving dinner held at Turner Field

Vaccine may help preemies fight sickness
Addison Poppell's big eyes drink in the room around her crib. Her mouth tries to drink in everything else.

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Review: 'The Ice Harvest'

Review: 'The Ice Harvest'
"The Ice Harvest" could also be called "The Grifters in a Simple Plan" a dark comedy of theft, betrayal and murder whose frosty felons John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton seem like castaways from the actors' earlier crime romps.

Narnia film preserves author's values
PETOSKEY, Mich. - He may have the image of a dour, cloistered Oxford don with little knowledge of ordinary struggles. But C.S. Lewis, who wrote of epic struggles between good and evil in the imaginary land of Narnia, actually had a humorous side, his stepson says.

Narnia film preserves author's values
PETOSKEY, Mich. - He may have the image of a dour, cloistered Oxford don with little knowledge of ordinary struggles. But C.S. Lewis, who wrote of epic struggles between good and evil in the imaginary land of Narnia, actually had a humorous side, his stepson says.

Kong's lack of sophistication makes him endearing
Some contend that King Kong, the 1933 melodrama about a girl and the giant ape who loves her, hasn't aged well.

A spy's life influences complex thriller 'Syriana'
NEW YORK - "Syriana," a dense and complicated film about the global oil industry, began with something as simple and familiar as a road trip.

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augustachronicle.com/movies.

A spy's life influences complex thriller 'Syriana'

Kong's lack of sophistication makes him endearing
Some contend that King Kong, the 1933 melodrama about a girl and the giant ape who loves her, hasn't aged well.

Narnia film preserves author's values

Review: 'Just Friends'
Posters for the movie "Just Friends," featuring the boy-next-door handsome Ryan Reynolds smothered in a fat suit, suggest a male turn on "Shallow Hal," or perhaps a white cousin of The Klumps.

Mini reviews

Review: 'Just Friends'
Posters for the movie "Just Friends," featuring the boy-next-door handsome Ryan Reynolds smothered in a fat suit, suggest a male turn on "Shallow Hal," or perhaps a white cousin of The Klumps.

Kong's lack of sophistication makes him endearing

New on DVD
Here are new DVD movie releases.

A spy's life influences complex thriller 'Syriana'
NEW YORK - "Syriana," a dense and complicated film about the global oil industry, began with something as simple and familiar as a road trip.

Review: 'Just Friends'

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augustachronicle.com/movies.

New on DVD

New on DVD
Here are new DVD movie releases.

Review: 'The Ice Harvest'
"The Ice Harvest" could also be called "The Grifters in a Simple Plan" a dark comedy of theft, betrayal and murder whose frosty felons John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton seem like castaways from the actors' earlier crime romps.

Concert calendar
POPS! AT THE BELL: PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND A CREOLE CHRISTMAS: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, Bell Auditorium. 712 Telfair St.; $10-$40; 826-4705.

Top 20 Concert Tours

Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

Sound Bites: Box Set Reviews

Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

Concert calendar
POPS! AT THE BELL: PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND A CREOLE CHRISTMAS: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, Bell Auditorium. 712 Telfair St.; $10-$40; 826-4705.

John Lennon's legacy remains frozen in time
NEW YORK - The song was only six years old, but might just as well have been 60.

Sound Bites: Box Set Reviews
In a better world, the music industry would spend less time endlessly repackaging material decades old and more time cultivating young Ray Charles-type talent. It must be out there, right?

John Lennon's legacy remains frozen in time

Sound Bites: Box Set Reviews
In a better world, the music industry would spend less time endlessly repackaging material decades old and more time cultivating young Ray Charles-type talent. It must be out there, right?

John Lennon's legacy remains frozen in time
NEW YORK - The song was only six years old, but might just as well have been 60.

Concert calendar

Owner didn't waver in decision
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Even after the police report proved what Kurt Busch had been saying all along - he wasn't drunk - car owner Jack Roush said he never thought about bringing the embattled driver back for Sunday's season finale.

Owner didn't waver in decision

In NASCAR, 2005 a season of personality

In NASCAR, 2005 a season of personality
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The season started with Tony Stewart out front, only to fade at the end of the biggest race of the year. He recovered to close out the season on top, with a second championship and a spot among NASCAR's elite.

Season filled with excitement on and off track
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - A back flip. A traffic ticket. Failed drug tests. Impounds. A championship without Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon. Roush Racing. Farewell tours. A retirement about-face.

Owner didn't waver in decision
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Even after the police report proved what Kurt Busch had been saying all along - he wasn't drunk - car owner Jack Roush said he never thought about bringing the embattled driver back for Sunday's season finale.

Racing Newsmaker: Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart won his second NASCAR Nextel Cup Series championship in four years with a 15th-place finish Sunday in the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Season filled with excitement on and off track
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - A back flip. A traffic ticket. Failed drug tests. Impounds. A championship without Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon. Roush Racing. Farewell tours. A retirement about-face.

Racing Newsmaker: Tony Stewart

In NASCAR, 2005 a season of personality
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The season started with Tony Stewart out front, only to fade at the end of the biggest race of the year. He recovered to close out the season on top, with a second championship and a spot among NASCAR's elite.

Racing Newsmaker: Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart won his second NASCAR Nextel Cup Series championship in four years with a 15th-place finish Sunday in the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Season filled with excitement on and off track

NBA players dress for success
With the new NBA dress code mandating business-casual attire, some players are trading sweat suits for tailored suits. But where does a really tall guy shop for clothes?

NBA players dress for success

NBA players dress for success
With the new NBA dress code mandating business-casual attire, some players are trading sweat suits for tailored suits. But where does a really tall guy shop for clothes?

Atlanta Hawks finally got their first victory
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks finally got their first victory. Now for the really tough task - back-to-back wins.

Atlanta Hawks finally got their first victory

Atlanta Hawks finally got their first victory
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks finally got their first victory. Now for the really tough task - back-to-back wins.

Lady Lions ready to roar
One day a week ago, Selina Kohn was taken aback by the unusual loudness.

Lady Lions ready to roar
One day a week ago, Selina Kohn was taken aback by the unusual loudness.

Vick is eager to strut on Turkey Day

Draft confident he can fill Morgan's shoes

Here are some turkeys without feathers

Ugly losses taking their toll on Lions

Falcons trounce Lions

Broncos top Cowboys in OT

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Ms. Geneva Parks Hall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruth E. Paris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. J. Quincy Blackburn    (OLIVER, Ga.)

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

Mr. Thomas L. Morgan    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. J. Louie Davis    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Lockhart    (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

Mrs. Daisy Mae Overton    (EVANS, Ga.)

Miss Naomi Littles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Naomi Littles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mable Juanita Sutton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Lockhart    (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

Mrs. Edna W. Fulcher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Hall (RAYLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearl Simon Kelly (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathryn DuRant (NEW PORT NEWS, Va.)

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

Ms. Mable Juanita Sutton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. John Ward Fishel (MSGT FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)

Mrs. Lois Keel Derminio (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Bessie Overstreet (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

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

Mr. Norman F. Taylor, Sr. (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ollie F. Owens (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Ina D. Norris (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Paige Lott (LITHONIA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Dickson (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. E.V. Barnes (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Walling, Sr. (RUFFIN, S.C.)

Ms. Peggy Lee Williams (POMPANO BEACH, Fla.)

Mr. Harvey B. Warren (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marie Edwards (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janice W. Huggins (NORHT AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. J. Quincy Blackburn (OLIVER, Ga.)

Mr. William T. Moore (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Belle Ellison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie Israel (JACKSONVILLE, FL.)

Mrs. Kathleen G. Baurle (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia C. Wilson (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ola Mae Morris (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert T. Sherrer, Sr. (UNION POINT, Ga.)

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

Mr. Byron W. Soles (SCOTT, Ga.)

Mrs. Cynthia Shingleton (MILLEN, Ga.)

Betany Nicole Simpkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. J. Louie Davis (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Eddie Fleming (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Isaac Samuel Mace (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Edna W. Fulcher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gaynelle H. Jones (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Mae Overton (EVANS, Ga.)

Isaac Samuel Mace (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Ephraim J. Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Lockhart (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

Mr. Joseph Dickson (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Harry Peterson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James L. Pierce (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Miss Mary L. Holly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas L. Morgan (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Bertha Brown (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Marshall A. Guill, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Geneva Parks Hall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathryn DuRant (NEW PORT NEWS, Va.)

Miss Naomi Littles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Lemuel Reeves (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Brown (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth E. Paris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Naomi Littles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Paige Lott (LITHONIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Dorn (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Grady Burroughs (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Parker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Martinez man's memoirs of kin bring phenom back to life

Overtime

American gymnasts lead women's all-around qualifiers

Japan stakes its claim as serious rival

Overtime

Overtime
The New York Mets reached a preliminary agreement Wednesday to acquire Carlos Delgado and $7 million from the Florida Marlins for first baseman Mike Jacobs and pitcher Yusmeiro Petit, a baseball official familiar with the talks said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal was not final.

Overtime
The seven-time Grand Slam champion had been waiting for Roger Federer to beat his win-loss record of 82-3 and finish the calendar year with a higher winning percentage than McEnroe's .965 in 1984.

Martinez man's memoirs of kin bring phenom back to life
Even though he's 85 now, Paul Agganis clearly remembers the day that he found out his younger brother had passed away.

Overtime
The New York Mets reached a preliminary agreement Wednesday to acquire Carlos Delgado and $7 million from the Florida Marlins for first baseman Mike Jacobs and pitcher Yusmeiro Petit, a baseball official familiar with the talks said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal was not final.

Overtime
The seven-time Grand Slam champion had been waiting for Roger Federer to beat his win-loss record of 82-3 and finish the calendar year with a higher winning percentage than McEnroe's .965 in 1984.

American gymnasts lead women's all-around qualifiers
MELBOURNE, Australia - American gymnasts took first and second place Wednesday in the preliminary competition for the women's all-around title at the world championships.

Japan stakes its claim as serious rival
MELBOURNE, Australia - Forget Russia and China, the United States has a new rival in men's gymnastics - Japan.

American gymnasts lead women's all-around qualifiers
MELBOURNE, Australia - American gymnasts took first and second place Wednesday in the preliminary competition for the women's all-around title at the world championships.

Japan stakes its claim as serious rival
MELBOURNE, Australia - Forget Russia and China, the United States has a new rival in men's gymnastics - Japan.

Martinez man's memoirs of kin bring phenom back to life
Even though he's 85 now, Paul Agganis clearly remembers the day that he found out his younger brother had passed away.

Aiken can play the role of giant-killer vs. Byrnes
AIKEN - The numbers are overwhelming. The three consecutive state championships. The 23-game winning streak. The 52.6 points per game scoring average.

Girls expect to live up to reputation as states' best
Girls! Girls! Girls! The old Elvis Presley movie or the 1980s hit song would make a fine title for the area basketball season this year. This looks to be another basketball season where the girls steal the area spotlight.

Prep basketball outlook
Prep basketball information and outlook.

Prep event begins at Richmond
The annual 100 Black Men of Augusta's annual Thanksgiving Basketball Classic begins today with five games at Richmond Academy.

Prep basketball scores
Scores from Wednesday's games.

Rebels' opponent talks a good game
Dillon coach Jackie Hayes has a golden tongue. He doesn't know who could stop Strom Thurmond's offense without a college defense. He thinks the Rebels might have "twenty-something" all-region players.

Girls expect to live up to reputation as states' best
Girls! Girls! Girls! The old Elvis Presley movie or the 1980s hit song would make a fine title for the area basketball season this year. This looks to be another basketball season where the girls steal the area spotlight.

Prep event begins at Richmond
The annual 100 Black Men of Augusta's annual Thanksgiving Basketball Classic begins today with five games at Richmond Academy.

Prep basketball outlook
Prep basketball information and outlook.

Prep basketball outlook
Prep basketball information and outlook.

Rebels' opponent talks a good game
Dillon coach Jackie Hayes has a golden tongue. He doesn't know who could stop Strom Thurmond's offense without a college defense. He thinks the Rebels might have "twenty-something" all-region players.

Aiken can play the role of giant-killer vs. Byrnes
AIKEN - The numbers are overwhelming. The three consecutive state championships. The 23-game winning streak. The 52.6 points per game scoring average.

Ugly losses taking their toll on Lions
DETROIT - Detroit Lions president Matt Millen didn't look happy during or after Thursday's 27-7 blowout to Atlanta.

Here are some turkeys without feathers
Thanksgiving football just hasn't been the same without John Madden.

Broncos top Cowboys in OT
IRVING, Texas - Maybe all Ron Dayne needed was a chance. Filling in for injured Tatum Bell, Dayne rumbled 55 yards on the second play of overtime and Jason Elam followed with a 24-yard field goal to give the Denver Broncos a 24-21 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday in a game that lived up to its billing.

Here are some turkeys without feathers
Thanksgiving football just hasn't been the same without John Madden.

Vick is eager to strut on Turkey Day
DETROIT - Michael Vick's wish is coming true. Vick grew up watching the Detroit Lions play on Thanksgiving, enjoying their throwback uniforms and Barry Sanders.

Vick is eager to strut on Turkey Day
DETROIT - Michael Vick's wish is coming true. Vick grew up watching the Detroit Lions play on Thanksgiving, enjoying their throwback uniforms and Barry Sanders.

Draft confident he can fill Morgan's shoes
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -Chris Draft figured he'd get a shot at starting for the Carolina Panthers - eventually. It would only take one injury to any of the three linebackers playing ahead of him.

Draft confident he can fill Morgan's shoes
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -Chris Draft figured he'd get a shot at starting for the Carolina Panthers - eventually. It would only take one injury to any of the three linebackers playing ahead of him.

Falcons trounce Lions
DETROIT - Thanksgiving dinner wasn't supposed to be served to the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday until after their game at Detroit. But the Falcons got a belly full of turkey - the Detroit Lions - earlier in the day in a 27-7 blowout victory at Ford Field.

Ugly losses taking their toll on Lions
DETROIT - Detroit Lions president Matt Millen didn't look happy during or after Thursday's 27-7 blowout to Atlanta.

Broncos top Cowboys in OT
IRVING, Texas - Maybe all Ron Dayne needed was a chance. Filling in for injured Tatum Bell, Dayne rumbled 55 yards on the second play of overtime and Jason Elam followed with a 24-yard field goal to give the Denver Broncos a 24-21 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday in a game that lived up to its billing.

Falcons trounce Lions
DETROIT - Thanksgiving dinner wasn't supposed to be served to the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday until after their game at Detroit. But the Falcons got a belly full of turkey - the Detroit Lions - earlier in the day in a 27-7 blowout victory at Ford Field.

Country music television specials feature good, bad, crossover duets

Country music television specials feature good, bad, crossover duets
It should come as no surprise that country and rock singers came together last week on the Country Music Association awards show and on a tribute to Johnny Cash, both aired on CBS.

Country music television specials feature good, bad, crossover duets
It should come as no surprise that country and rock singers came together last week on the Country Music Association awards show and on a tribute to Johnny Cash, both aired on CBS.

Childhood friends excel in studies, sports
Friends since childhood, Maggie Centers and Kyle Rice were nominated for the Wendy's High School Heisman award in swimming and baseball respectively.

For the record
Here are Richmond County sentencings, paroles, indictments, juvenile sentencings, dui sentencings and marriage license applications.

Milestones
Alex K. Monroe, a first-year law student from Augusta and son of Alex R. and Tammie Monroe, of Hephzibah, has received a Oliver W. Hill-Samuel W. Tucker Scholarship at Liberty University School of Law, Lynchburg, Va.

Community Spotlight
The Greater Augusta Arts Council, 1301 Greene St., is in the Community Spotlight.

Forest Hills has colorful variety
With its Southern charm, Forest Hills is a close-knit neighborhood of architecturally diverse homes, tall oaks and colorful landscaping along tree-lined streets.

Christmas tree farmer grows champions
Less than a mile off Tobacco Road is a place where champions are born.

Augusta Rowing Club wants to revitalize junior program
On a cool November afternoon, Michael Townsend sent his athletes out for a brisk run.

For the record
Here are Richmond County sentencings, paroles, indictments, juvenile sentencings, dui sentencings and marriage license applications.

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

Meetings
SPECIAL INTEREST

Nature preserve needs guides
An Augusta State University professor is asking for the public's help to lead tours at an area biological treasure.

Childhood friends excel in studies, sports
Friends since childhood, Maggie Centers and Kyle Rice were nominated for the Wendy's High School Heisman award in swimming and baseball respectively.

Student's project for school earns philanthrophy award
What started out as a senior project at Lakeside High School for Christopher Turner became Santa's Miracle Funds, a fundraising effort that provides holiday gifts for families of sick or disabled children at Walton Rehabilitation Hospital.

Student's project for school earns philanthrophy award
What started out as a senior project at Lakeside High School for Christopher Turner became Santa's Miracle Funds, a fundraising effort that provides holiday gifts for families of sick or disabled children at Walton Rehabilitation Hospital.

Farmers market
This is a list of commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

Milestones
Alex K. Monroe, a first-year law student from Augusta and son of Alex R. and Tammie Monroe, of Hephzibah, has received a Oliver W. Hill-Samuel W. Tucker Scholarship at Liberty University School of Law, Lynchburg, Va.

Recycling locations
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations: Kimberly-Clark, Belvedere fire station at 204 Hampton Ave., Beech Island fire station, two Aiken County Department of Public Safety fire stations and the Graniteville fire station. Call 650-2876.

Nature preserve needs guides
An Augusta State University professor is asking for the public's help to lead tours at an area biological treasure.

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

Make Kids Count scholarship field reduced to four
Clifford and Donnella Bull, the parents of 4-year-old Dwalyan, nervously waited to hear whether their son would move on to the next round of The Augusta Chronicle's Make Kids Count drawing for ages 4-8. Relief set in when Dwalyan's name was announced.

Around the block
The Augusta Lynx will play the Greenville Grrrowl at 7:05 p.m. Friday and the Charlotte Checkers at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.

Reunions
HEPHZIBAH HIGH SCHOOL 1985: Seeking classmates for 20-year reunion Saturday; contact Bev Connor, 592-2606

Community Spotlight
The Greater Augusta Arts Council, 1301 Greene St., is in the Community Spotlight.

Forest Hills has colorful variety
With its Southern charm, Forest Hills is a close-knit neighborhood of architecturally diverse homes, tall oaks and colorful landscaping along tree-lined streets.

Make Kids Count scholarship field reduced to four
Clifford and Donnella Bull, the parents of 4-year-old Dwalyan, nervously waited to hear whether their son would move on to the next round of The Augusta Chronicle's Make Kids Count drawing for ages 4-8. Relief set in when Dwalyan's name was announced.

Recycling locations
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations: Kimberly-Clark, Belvedere fire station at 204 Hampton Ave., Beech Island fire station, two Aiken County Department of Public Safety fire stations and the Graniteville fire station. Call 650-2876.

Augusta Rowing Club wants to revitalize junior program
On a cool November afternoon, Michael Townsend sent his athletes out for a brisk run.

Events
AIKEN HOUNDS' OPENING MEET AND BLESSING OF THE HOUNDS: 11 a.m. today; Memorial Gates, Hitchcock Woods, Aiken; Father Garrett Clanton will officiate; open to public; 643-3724.

Christmas tree farmer grows champions
Less than a mile off Tobacco Road is a place where champions are born.

Farmers market
This is a list of commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

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

Reunions
HEPHZIBAH HIGH SCHOOL 1985: Seeking classmates for 20-year reunion Saturday; contact Bev Connor, 592-2606

Restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

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

Events
AIKEN HOUNDS' OPENING MEET AND BLESSING OF THE HOUNDS: 11 a.m. today; Memorial Gates, Hitchcock Woods, Aiken; Father Garrett Clanton will officiate; open to public; 643-3724.

Meetings
SPECIAL INTEREST

Restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Around the block
The Augusta Lynx will play the Greenville Grrrowl at 7:05 p.m. Friday and the Charlotte Checkers at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.

Augusta Rowing Club wants to revitalize junior program

Farmers market

Meetings

Christmas tree farmer grows champions

Nature preserve needs guides

Around the block

Pet of the Week

Reunions

Community Spotlight

Restaurant ratings

Childhood friends excel in studies, sports

Recycling locations

For the record

School lunch menus

Student's project for school earns philanthrophy award

Events

Make Kids Count scholarship field reduced to four

Milestones

Forest Hills has colorful variety

Movies to watch while waiting for the turkey to cook

'Alias' to end its ABC run this spring
LOS ANGELES - "Alias" is going undercover for good.

'Alias' to end its ABC run this spring
LOS ANGELES - "Alias" is going undercover for good.

'Alias' to end its ABC run this spring

It should be simple to satisfy video gamers come Christmas

Music, film lovers can be happy with new releases

Spotted

People in the News

People in the News

Christmas shopping goes smoother with plan of action

The Top Five list

Club calendar

Applause calendar

Stuff to do

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey officially separate

Shockley eager to make up for poor showing
ATHENS, Ga. - As D.J. Shockley threw one incomplete pass after another, the Georgia fans grew more and more restless.

Shockley eager to make up for poor showing

Rivals' annual debate heats up
Two taps of the same typewriter key warped the history of a great college football rivalry.

Ball has learned painful lesson
ATLANTA - Reggie Ball doesn't blame the guy manning the down marker.

Rivals' annual debate heats up

Shockley eager to make up for poor showing
ATHENS, Ga. - As D.J. Shockley threw one incomplete pass after another, the Georgia fans grew more and more restless.

Ball has learned painful lesson

Ball has learned painful lesson
ATLANTA - Reggie Ball doesn't blame the guy manning the down marker.

Rivals' annual debate heats up
Two taps of the same typewriter key warped the history of a great college football rivalry.

Movies to watch while waiting for the turkey to cook
The big bird currently baking and basting in the oven will, if of an average turkey size, take about four hours to go from pasty pale to golden brown. There are a lot of things motivated cooks might busy themselves with in that time. There are potatoes to be mashed, cranberries to be sauced and pumpkins to be pied.

Movies to watch while waiting for the turkey to cook
The big bird currently baking and basting in the oven will, if of an average turkey size, take about four hours to go from pasty pale to golden brown. There are a lot of things motivated cooks might busy themselves with in that time. There are potatoes to be mashed, cranberries to be sauced and pumpkins to be pied.