Marlins deal key players to save cash

Marlins deal key players to save cash
MIAMI - The Florida Marlins have sliced their payroll in half, and their star power by even more.

Marlins deal key players to save cash
MIAMI - The Florida Marlins have sliced their payroll in half, and their star power by even more.

Time lessens bad taste of childhood's dinnertime trauma

Nations look for solution to high heating costs
VIENNA, Austria - Long underwear in South Korea, extra sweaters in U.S. classrooms, rising sales of wood-burning stoves in Denmark. Winter is here, and because of a spike in heating costs, people from Tokyo to Toledo are looking for alternatives to oil.

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.

Nations look for solution to high heating costs

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.

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.

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.

Louisiana's film industry weathers hurricanes
SPRINGFIELD, La. - Inside a riverfront bar in this rural town 60 miles northwest of New Orleans, the cast and crew of "Road House 2" are shooting the sequel to the 1989 movie that starred Patrick Swayze as a tough-as-nails bouncer.

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

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.

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.

Early-bird specials send shoppers to stores

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.

Housing crunch is giving buyers the upper hand

Busiest shopping hour likely to fall on Christmas Eve

Business briefs

Business briefs
The Augusta-Aiken area's unemployment rate fell slightly in October as the state added nearly 23,000 jobs, mostly in retail trade and service-related industries.

Louisiana's film industry weathers hurricanes
SPRINGFIELD, La. - Inside a riverfront bar in this rural town 60 miles northwest of New Orleans, the cast and crew of "Road House 2" are shooting the sequel to the 1989 movie that starred Patrick Swayze as a tough-as-nails bouncer.

Nations look for solution to high heating costs
VIENNA, Austria - Long underwear in South Korea, extra sweaters in U.S. classrooms, rising sales of wood-burning stoves in Denmark. Winter is here, and because of a spike in heating costs, people from Tokyo to Toledo are looking for alternatives to oil.

IGA Plus to take Bi-Lo's place

Business briefs
The Augusta-Aiken area's unemployment rate fell slightly in October as the state added nearly 23,000 jobs, mostly in retail trade and service-related industries.

Business briefs

Louisiana's film industry weathers hurricanes

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.

Stocks score modest gains as holiday shopping begins
NEW YORK - Wall Street finished the week with moderate gains Friday, extending a November rally in light post-Thanksgiving trading amid signs of a strong start to the busy holiday shopping season.

For once, Tigers want to get boot

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.

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

Texas beats rival Texas A&M

Texas beats rival Texas A&M
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Battered and bruised, Vince Young and No. 2 Texas are still undefeated and a step closer to the Rose Bowl. Even if it was a much tougher step than most expected.

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.

Texas beats rival Texas A&M
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Battered and bruised, Vince Young and No. 2 Texas are still undefeated and a step closer to the Rose Bowl. Even if it was a much tougher step than most expected.

Lady Lions ready to roar

Open season on young boys
Here's a creative new plea for leniency: Your honor, my client is simply too good-looking for jail.

Padilla entitled to a fair trial

Get a law with teeth
Many of South Carolina's governing bodies need a refresher course on their state's Freedom of Information Act. According to the Associated Press' recent three-part report, they are grossly out of compliance, especially when requests for information come from ordinary citizens, instead of established members of the media.

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

Open season on young boys

Tell PETA to go fish

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

Get a law with teeth
Many of South Carolina's governing bodies need a refresher course on their state's Freedom of Information Act. According to the Associated Press' recent three-part report, they are grossly out of compliance, especially when requests for information come from ordinary citizens, instead of established members of the media.

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.

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

Open season on young boys
Here's a creative new plea for leniency: Your honor, my client is simply too good-looking for jail.

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.

Get a law with teeth

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

Have some backbone

Pat Morita, Mr. Miyagi of 'The Karate Kid,' dies at 73
LOS ANGELES - Actor Pat Morita, who offered the famous advice "wax on, wax off" to a young karate student in his performance as the wise Mr. Miyagi in "The Karate Kid," has died. He was 73.

Pat Morita, Mr. Miyagi of 'The Karate Kid,' dies at 73
LOS ANGELES - Actor Pat Morita, who offered the famous advice "wax on, wax off" to a young karate student in his performance as the wise Mr. Miyagi in "The Karate Kid," has died. He was 73.

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

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.

National talk radio network planned for black audience
LANHAM, Md. - Radio One Inc. has plans to launch the first national talk-radio network geared for a black audience, the chief executive said.

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

People in the News
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - A jury has ruled that Matthew Modine doesn't have to pay for damages to a neighbor's property from a fire he started outside his Hudson Valley home.

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.

People in the News
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - A jury has ruled that Matthew Modine doesn't have to pay for damages to a neighbor's property from a fire he started outside his Hudson Valley home.

National talk radio network planned for black audience
LANHAM, Md. - Radio One Inc. has plans to launch the first national talk-radio network geared for a black audience, the chief executive said.

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.

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.

Families develop charitable giving traditions

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
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

Eagles take title hopes on road
SAN MARCOS, Texas - It's time for the Division I-AA playoffs, when Georgia Southern football seasons have glided into perfection or stumbled into dejection.

Eagles take title hopes on road
SAN MARCOS, Texas - It's time for the Division I-AA playoffs, when Georgia Southern football seasons have glided into perfection or stumbled into dejection.

For rivals, 'nothing else matters'
ATLANTA - One team is eyeing its second conference title in 14 years, the other its first New Year's Day bowl appearance of the new millennium.

Georgia Tech falls to Illinois-Chicago
ATLANTA - Josh Mayo scored 21 points, and Jovan Stefanov pulled down 11 rebounds as Illinois-Chicago took a surprisingly easy 73-51 victory over Georgia Tech on Friday night.

For rivals, 'nothing else matters'
ATLANTA - One team is eyeing its second conference title in 14 years, the other its first New Year's Day bowl appearance of the new millennium.

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.

Georgia Tech falls to Illinois-Chicago
ATLANTA - Josh Mayo scored 21 points, and Jovan Stefanov pulled down 11 rebounds as Illinois-Chicago took a surprisingly easy 73-51 victory over Georgia Tech on Friday night.

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.

Eagles take title hopes on road

For rivals, 'nothing else matters'

Tech's proud run defense braces for challenge

Georgia Tech falls to Illinois-Chicago

Funk joins Couples, Tiger, Sorenstam at Skins

Funk joins Couples, Tiger, Sorenstam at Skins
LA QUINTA, Calif. - Poor Fred Funk. He gets invited to the Skins Game for the first time, and all he hears from Tiger Woods is that he'll face eternal grief if Annika Sorenstam outdrives him even once.

Wie is doomed by late run of bogeys

Wie is doomed by late run of bogeys
KOCHI, Japan - Distraught over poor play on the final two holes, Michelle Wie missed the cut by one stroke at the Casio World Open on Friday and plans to keep playing in men's tournaments.

Funk joins Couples, Tiger, Sorenstam at Skins
LA QUINTA, Calif. - Poor Fred Funk. He gets invited to the Skins Game for the first time, and all he hears from Tiger Woods is that he'll face eternal grief if Annika Sorenstam outdrives him even once.

Wie is doomed by late run of bogeys
KOCHI, Japan - Distraught over poor play on the final two holes, Michelle Wie missed the cut by one stroke at the Casio World Open on Friday and plans to keep playing in men's tournaments.

Prep football scores

Strom Thurmond has a date in Columbia for title game

Lincoln County tops Johnson County

Red Devils roll into 20th state title game

Blocked punt, defense key to Blackville's victory

Blocked PAT costs Greene shot at OT

Devils' tradition gets a new chapter

Red Devils know only one way to win games

Hornets' season is ended by Rebels

High-flying Butler gets easy victory

Prep event begins at Richmond

Rebels' opponent talks a good game

Devils' tradition gets a new chapter
ATLANTA - It was a different way for Lincoln County to advance to the state title game.

Blocked PAT costs Greene shot at OT
ATLANTA - Lemuel Walker had four touchdowns, and Charlton County blocked an extra point late in the fourth quarter to preserve a 34-33 victory over Greene County in the Class AA state semifinals Friday.

Blocked punt, defense key to Blackville's victory
Blackville, S.C. - Would Johnny Brown get there in time? His answer was what Blackville-Hilda fans hoped for: yes.

Blocked punt, defense key to Blackville's victory
Blackville, S.C. - Would Johnny Brown get there in time? His answer was what Blackville-Hilda fans hoped for: yes.

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.

Lincoln County tops 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.

Strom Thurmond has a date in Columbia for title game
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Lee Sawyer tried to contain his emotion Friday night. His watery eyes wouldn't let him.

Strom Thurmond has a date in Columbia for title game
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Lee Sawyer tried to contain his emotion Friday night. His watery eyes wouldn't let him.

Hornets' season is ended by Rebels
DUNCAN, S.C. - Aiken succeeded in slowing down the best prep football team in South Carolina on Friday night for the better part of two quarters.

Prep football scores
Scores from Firday's playoff games.

Devils' tradition gets a new chapter
ATLANTA - It was a different way for Lincoln County to advance to the state title game.

Blocked PAT costs Greene shot at OT
ATLANTA - Lemuel Walker had four touchdowns, and Charlton County blocked an extra point late in the fourth quarter to preserve a 34-33 victory over Greene County in the Class AA state semifinals Friday.

Red Devils roll into 20th state title game
ATLANTA - Lincoln County's cheerleaders created a sign for the football team to run through before Friday afternoon's Class A semifinal against Johnson County at the Georgia Dome.

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.

Lincoln County tops 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.

Prep football scores
Scores from Firday's playoff games.

Red Devils roll into 20th state title game
ATLANTA - Lincoln County's cheerleaders created a sign for the football team to run through before Friday afternoon's Class A semifinal against Johnson County at the Georgia Dome.

Hornets' season is ended by Rebels
DUNCAN, S.C. - Aiken succeeded in slowing down the best prep football team in South Carolina on Friday night for the better part of two quarters.

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.

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.

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

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

Heatley scores again in Ottawa victory
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Dany Heatley stretched his point streak to 20 games with a first-period goal, and Vaclav Varada more than doubled his season point total with a goal and two assists in Ottawa's 6-2 victory over the New York Islanders.

Heatley scores again in Ottawa victory

Heatley scores again in Ottawa victory
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Dany Heatley stretched his point streak to 20 games with a first-period goal, and Vaclav Varada more than doubled his season point total with a goal and two assists in Ottawa's 6-2 victory over the New York Islanders.

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.

State's grading method is a winner
I congratulate the Georgia General Assembly for passing a law to bring uniformity to all of the state's high school grading systems.E. Maner, Augusta

That's the way it is: 403-3 says it all
Hmmm. So 403 members of Congress in favor of staying the course in Iraq; three in favor of pulling out.Danny Himsey, Aiken, S.C.

War dissent: History repeats itself
The "attacks" on two U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin on Aug. 4, 1964, propelled the United States into the Vietnam War.Robert Smock, Hephzibah

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.

That's the way it is: 403-3 says it all

Demand is rising for Iraq exit strategy

That's the way it is: 403-3 says it all
Hmmm. So 403 members of Congress in favor of staying the course in Iraq; three in favor of pulling out.Danny Himsey, Aiken, S.C.

Let bidders compete for SRS contract

State's grading method is a winner
I congratulate the Georgia General Assembly for passing a law to bring uniformity to all of the state's high school grading systems.E. Maner, Augusta

War dissent: History repeats itself
The "attacks" on two U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin on Aug. 4, 1964, propelled the United States into the Vietnam War.Robert Smock, Hephzibah

War dissent: History repeats itself

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
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.

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.

State's grading method is a winner

Cruise line finds success in Hawaiian waters

Alaska cruise offers breathtaking scenery

Cruise news: Hurricanes, themed trips and six new ships

Safety groups blast plan for roofs

Travel briefs

Civic receives Motor Trend's Car of the Year honor

Living briefs

Automakers lower fuel use by boosting aerodynamics

Harley recalls 13,400 Dyna motorcycles

Toy Time!

Travel: Venturing north of the Arctic Circle

Panama offers culture and casinos in addition to canal

Cruise news: Hurricanes, themed trips and six new ships
NEW YORK - It's been an event-filled year for the cruise industry, with ships housing Katrina evacuees, ports in New Orleans and Mexico damaged by storms, a freak seven-story wave washing over one ship and a pirate attack on another.

Travel briefs
BELLEVUE, Wash. - Trips to Yosemite, Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu and eight other World Heritage areas are being jointly promoted by Expedia.com and the United Nations Foundation.

Travel: Venturing north of the Arctic Circle
ANAKTUVUK PASS, Alaska - The landscape is distracting, tundra shimmering under a late summer sun, deep valleys spattered with red and gold, sharp peaks dwarfing this tiny Alaska village. It takes first-time visitors a while to notice what's missing.

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.

Travel: Venturing north of the Arctic Circle
ANAKTUVUK PASS, Alaska - The landscape is distracting, tundra shimmering under a late summer sun, deep valleys spattered with red and gold, sharp peaks dwarfing this tiny Alaska village. It takes first-time visitors a while to notice what's missing.

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.

Cruise line finds success in Hawaiian waters
HONOLULU - Hawaii's cruise ship industry floundered in the days following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, as the state's sole interisland cruise operator was flooded with cancellations while bookings plummeted by 50 percent.

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

Cruise news: Hurricanes, themed trips and six new ships
NEW YORK - It's been an event-filled year for the cruise industry, with ships housing Katrina evacuees, ports in New Orleans and Mexico damaged by storms, a freak seven-story wave washing over one ship and a pirate attack on another.

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.

Travel briefs
BELLEVUE, Wash. - Trips to Yosemite, Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu and eight other World Heritage areas are being jointly promoted by Expedia.com and the United Nations Foundation.

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.

Alaska cruise offers breathtaking scenery
SKAGWAY, Alaska - This landlocked Midwesterner was among some 900,000 people to cruise the Alaskan coast this year. For me, and for many others, the trip was spurred by the promise of one thing: incredible scenery.

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.

Panama offers culture and casinos in addition to canal
PANAMA CITY, Panama - Known for its famed waterway, Panama's capital boasts more than just a spot to watch the ships cross through the engineering marvel.

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.

Alaska cruise offers breathtaking scenery
SKAGWAY, Alaska - This landlocked Midwesterner was among some 900,000 people to cruise the Alaskan coast this year. For me, and for many others, the trip was spurred by the promise of one thing: incredible scenery.

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.

Cruise line finds success in Hawaiian waters
HONOLULU - Hawaii's cruise ship industry floundered in the days following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, as the state's sole interisland cruise operator was flooded with cancellations while bookings plummeted by 50 percent.

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.

Panama offers culture and casinos in addition to canal
PANAMA CITY, Panama - Known for its famed waterway, Panama's capital boasts more than just a spot to watch the ships cross through the engineering marvel.

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.

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

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.

Augusta picks wrong battles
After Friday's 8-2 home loss to the Greenville Grrrowl, Augusta Lynx coach Bob Ferguson looked every bit the part of a frustrated coach.

Replacements are on the ice

Fill-in Whitwell sparks Lynx

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

Augusta picks wrong battles
After Friday's 8-2 home loss to the Greenville Grrrowl, Augusta Lynx coach Bob Ferguson looked every bit the part of a frustrated coach.

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.

Augusta picks wrong battles

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

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.

County OKs loan for spec building
Columbia County has taken the next step toward construction of another speculative building in either Horizon North or South industrial parks.

Empty Stocking Fund: Crime victim struggles to help children
An Augusta crime victim raising four children alone after nearly losing her life in a domestic assault this summer is unable to make the holidays happy without assistance.

County OKs loan for spec building
Columbia County has taken the next step toward construction of another speculative building in either Horizon North or South industrial parks.

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Regents look for funding options

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
Tyler Walton Johnson of Evans is today's Kid of the Day.

News you can use
Shopping during the holiday season can be dangerous, and not just when you're reaching for an Xbox 360.

Empty Stocking Fund: Crime victim struggles to help children

Crowds come from afar to strut stuff at festival

Shooting victim is honored by many
NORTH AUGUSTA - It's only fitting that on the day he was put to rest, those bidding William L. Powell goodbye focused on fishing.

Thousands of serious shoppers keep tradition

Some go to House other than family's

Woman hurt in four-vehicle wreck
Emergency workers help Beverly Cates after a morning wreck on Interstate 20 near the weigh station in Columbia County.

Across Georgia

Students fear consequences of bills on illegal immigration
ATLANTA - A month ago, Amanda Barnes read media reports about lawmakers holding an anti-immigration rally at the state Capitol.

Crowds come from afar to strut stuff at festival
SALLEY - As Rebecca Carreon described her favorite type of chitlin - "fried" - to a group of friends, she paused for a moment with a query for her inquisitor.

Kid of the Day
Tyler Walton Johnson of Evans is today's Kid of the Day.

Thousands of serious shoppers keep tradition
"The early bird gets the goods," read a Macy's ad in Thursday's newspaper, and with that philosophy in mind, droves of people turned out at Augusta's retail stores in Friday's predawn hours, snatching up toys, electronics and other loot within minutes of doors opening.

Events
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Students fear consequences of bills on illegal immigration

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Art institute's holiday market set
The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art's Artist's Holiday Market will take place Dec. 8-10.

Kid of the Day

Fire burns four acres
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue firefighters respond to a garage fire that also burned portions of about four acres on Hardy Road in Martinez.

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.

Residents ask for roundabouts
Slow and steady wins the race for more than just the tortoise.Roundabouts, or traffic circles, are quickly becoming known as safer, smoother traffic alternatives to traditional signalled intersections.

Across the area

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.

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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.

South Carolina attorneys fight 'CSI effect'

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.

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.

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.

Shooting victim is honored by many
NORTH AUGUSTA - It's only fitting that on the day he was put to rest, those bidding William L. Powell goodbye focused on fishing.

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Two men broke into Grace United Methodist Church in the 600 block of Georgia Avenue on Thanksgiving, according to a North Augusta Department of Public Safety report.

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.

Empty Stocking Fund: Crime victim struggles to help children
An Augusta crime victim raising four children alone after nearly losing her life in a domestic assault this summer is unable to make the holidays happy without assistance.

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.

Woman hurt in four-vehicle wreck
Emergency workers help Beverly Cates after a morning wreck on Interstate 20 near the weigh station in Columbia County.

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.

Thousands of serious shoppers keep tradition
"The early bird gets the goods," read a Macy's ad in Thursday's newspaper, and with that philosophy in mind, droves of people turned out at Augusta's retail stores in Friday's predawn hours, snatching up toys, electronics and other loot within minutes of doors opening.

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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.

Residents ask for roundabouts

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.

Correction

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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.

Shooting victim is honored by many

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.

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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.

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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.

Soldiers test skills in combatives contest
A group of 16 Fort Gordon soldiers worked off their turkey feasts Friday.

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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Two men broke into Grace United Methodist Church in the 600 block of Georgia Avenue on Thanksgiving, according to a North Augusta Department of Public Safety report.

Ways of South have hindered some, supplied tales for others

Across South Carolina
CHESTER - A Chester man was shot to death at his home early Thanksgiving morning, and sheriff's deputies were looking for clues.

Two women die in house fire

Across the Southeast
HIALEAH, FLA. - A federal judge has awarded $60.9 million to a couple whose son suffered severe brain damage when he was born in a Jacksonville Navy hospital two years ago.

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Atlanta's largest Thanksgiving dinner held at Turner Field

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Washington-Wilkes trails at half
ATLANTA--The first half for Washington-Wilkes swung on a single play.

Elderly prisoner free after 22 years

Kid of the Day

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Empty Stocking Fund: Family of nine falls into debt

A time of thanks

Gov. Perdue celebrates Thanksgiving in Kuwait

News you can use
Shopping during the holiday season can be dangerous, and not just when you're reaching for an Xbox 360.

Fire burns four acres
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue firefighters respond to a garage fire that also burned portions of about four acres on Hardy Road in Martinez.

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.

Vaccine may help preemies fight sickness

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.

Taking dog to library gets Athens man booked for day

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.

Art institute's holiday market set
The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art's Artist's Holiday Market will take place Dec. 8-10.

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.

Soldiers test skills in combatives contest
A group of 16 Fort Gordon soldiers worked off their turkey feasts Friday.

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.

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

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.

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Students fear consequences of bills on illegal immigration
ATLANTA - A month ago, Amanda Barnes read media reports about lawmakers holding an anti-immigration rally at the state Capitol.

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.

Correction
- An item about Lucy C. Laney High School's girls basketball team in Thursday's The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly reported Otis Smart's tenure and last year's record. Mr. Smart has been at Laney for 23 years, and the Lady Wildcats were 22-7.

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

Across Georgia
ATHENS - Gasoline prices of more than $2 a gallon already have hit commuters, businesses and schools hard, and now they're cutting into the Athens-Clarke County government's budget, too.

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
Two men broke into Grace United Methodist Church in the 600 block of Georgia Avenue on Thanksgiving, according to a North Augusta Department of Public Safety report.

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.

Across South Carolina
CHESTER - A Chester man was shot to death at his home early Thanksgiving morning, and sheriff's deputies were looking for clues.

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.

Residents ask for roundabouts
Slow and steady wins the race for more than just the tortoise.Roundabouts, or traffic circles, are quickly becoming known as safer, smoother traffic alternatives to traditional signalled intersections.

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.

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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.

Fire burns four acres

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.

News you can use

Correction
- An item about Lucy C. Laney High School's girls basketball team in Thursday's The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly reported Otis Smart's tenure and last year's record. Mr. Smart has been at Laney for 23 years, and the Lady Wildcats were 22-7.

County OKs loan for spec building

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Soldiers test skills in combatives contest

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.

Woman hurt in four-vehicle wreck

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.

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

Art institute's holiday market set

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.

Across Georgia
ATHENS - Gasoline prices of more than $2 a gallon already have hit commuters, businesses and schools hard, and now they're cutting into the Athens-Clarke County government's budget, too.

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.

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

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.

Crowds come from afar to strut stuff at festival
SALLEY - As Rebecca Carreon described her favorite type of chitlin - "fried" - to a group of friends, she paused for a moment with a query for her inquisitor.

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 transplants are welcome

Many blacks proud to be called 'Southern'

Tigers get respect by ignoring obstacles
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Around here they understand the rule of five - but the only fifth Washington-Wilkes fans want to take is the state football championship.

Tigers get respect by ignoring obstacles
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Around here they understand the rule of five - but the only fifth Washington-Wilkes fans want to take is the state football championship.

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.

Technology brings democracy to political documentaries
LOS ANGELES - Got a political perspective? Grab a camera and make a statement. With today's technology, we can all be part of a new cinematic dialogue.

A spy's life influences complex thriller 'Syriana'

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.

Technology brings democracy to political documentaries
LOS ANGELES - Got a political perspective? Grab a camera and make a statement. With today's technology, we can all be part of a new cinematic dialogue.

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.

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.

Narnia film preserves author's values

Technology brings democracy to political documentaries

Q&A: Streisand discusses release of DVD extravaganza
LOS ANGELES - At long last: "The Television Specials."

"O.C." dad is Memphis soul singer at heart
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. - Peter Gallagher's green eyes sparkle as he leans back in his dressing room and hums a tune. He looks excited, nervous and expectant. And he should. The "O.C." dad is putting out his first record... at age 50.

"O.C." dad is Memphis soul singer at heart

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.

"O.C." dad is Memphis soul singer at heart
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. - Peter Gallagher's green eyes sparkle as he leans back in his dressing room and hums a tune. He looks excited, nervous and expectant. And he should. The "O.C." dad is putting out his first record... at age 50.

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.

Q&A: Streisand discusses release of DVD extravaganza

Top 20 Concert Tours

Q&A: Streisand discusses release of DVD extravaganza
LOS ANGELES - At long last: "The Television Specials."

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.

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.

John Lennon's legacy remains frozen in time

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
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

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.

Falcons trounce Lions

Ugly losses taking their toll on Lions

Broncos top Cowboys in OT

Draft confident he can fill Morgan's shoes

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Japan stakes its claim as serious rival

Overtime
Todd Pletcher broke the single-season record for earnings by a trainer Friday when he sent Spin Factory out to victory in the second race at Aqueduct in New York.

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.

Kozuka, Yu-na take lead in Junior Grand Prix finals
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic - Takahiko Kozuka of Japan and Kim Yu-na of South Korea won their respective short programs at the Junior Grand Prix finals Friday.

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.

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.

Overtime
Todd Pletcher broke the single-season record for earnings by a trainer Friday when he sent Spin Factory out to victory in the second race at Aqueduct in New York.

Kozuka, Yu-na take lead in Junior Grand Prix finals
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic - Takahiko Kozuka of Japan and Kim Yu-na of South Korea won their respective short programs at the Junior Grand Prix finals Friday.

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.

High-flying Butler gets easy victory
As the festivities began Friday for the 12th annual Thanksgiving Basketball Classic presented by the 100 Black Men of Augusta, Inc., the fan-friendly slam dunk contest was one event being held today.

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.

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

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.

High-flying Butler gets easy victory
As the festivities began Friday for the 12th annual Thanksgiving Basketball Classic presented by the 100 Black Men of Augusta, Inc., the fan-friendly slam dunk contest was one event being held today.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Religious public interest law firm expands
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - A little more than a decade ago, the Alliance Defense Fund was a one-man operation.

Faith digest
The Rev. Da'Henri Thurmond, the pastor of Rock of Ages CME Church, will be the guest speaker for men's day at 11 a.m. Sunday at Elim Baptist Church, 2359 Mount Auburn St.

What has Christianity ever done for us?
"What Has Christianity Ever Done For Us?"

These gifts represent the reason for the season
Santa Claus and his reindeer star in many a song and story, but people don't give the jolly old fellow the credit he deserves.

A day in the life of a monastery
ELYSBURG, Pa. - The day begins before dawn for the nuns, who reserve the first hour for quiet prayer before the morning takes hold and the warmth of the rising sun stirs the birds to sing.

What has Christianity ever done for us?
"What Has Christianity Ever Done For Us?"

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

These gifts represent the reason for the season
Santa Claus and his reindeer star in many a song and story, but people don't give the jolly old fellow the credit he deserves.

Religion News in Brief
GREEN LAKE, Wis. - The governing board of the 1.4 million-member American Baptist Churches in the USA added a stand against gay sex to the denomination's self-definition, but it's unclear whether that will heal a growing split over homosexuality.

Religious public interest law firm expands
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - A little more than a decade ago, the Alliance Defense Fund was a one-man operation.

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

Religion News in Brief
GREEN LAKE, Wis. - The governing board of the 1.4 million-member American Baptist Churches in the USA added a stand against gay sex to the denomination's self-definition, but it's unclear whether that will heal a growing split over homosexuality.

A day in the life of a monastery
ELYSBURG, Pa. - The day begins before dawn for the nuns, who reserve the first hour for quiet prayer before the morning takes hold and the warmth of the rising sun stirs the birds to sing.

A day in the life of a monastery
ELYSBURG, Pa. - The day begins before dawn for the nuns, who reserve the first hour for quiet prayer before the morning takes hold and the warmth of the rising sun stirs the birds to sing.

Faith digest
The Rev. Da'Henri Thurmond, the pastor of Rock of Ages CME Church, will be the guest speaker for men's day at 11 a.m. Sunday at Elim Baptist Church, 2359 Mount Auburn St.

Tigers get respect by ignoring obstacles

Actor dispenses creepiness on 'Housewives'

Actor dispenses creepiness on 'Housewives'
NEW YORK - Beware of harmful side effects from the pharmacist serving Wisteria Lane.

Actor dispenses creepiness on 'Housewives'
NEW YORK - Beware of harmful side effects from the pharmacist serving Wisteria Lane.

People in the News

Pat Morita, Mr. Miyagi of 'The Karate Kid,' dies at 73

The Top Five list

People in the News

National talk radio network planned for black audience

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

Rivals' annual debate heats up

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

Bulldogs vs. Yellow Jackets: 10 significant meetings
Ill will and great games mark the life of the Georgia-Georgia Tech series. From the first game in 1893 to last season's nail-biter in the freezing rain, the two rivals have met with bragging rights, league championships, bowl bids and national titles on the line. Morris News Service's Adam Van Brimmer picks 10 of the best in the series:

Bulldogs vs. Yellow Jackets: 10 significant meetings
Ill will and great games mark the life of the Georgia-Georgia Tech series. From the first game in 1893 to last season's nail-biter in the freezing rain, the two rivals have met with bragging rights, league championships, bowl bids and national titles on the line. Morris News Service's Adam Van Brimmer picks 10 of the best in the series:

Bulldogs vs. Yellow Jackets: 10 significant meetings

Gamecocks remain unbeaten
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Renaldo Balkman scored 14 points and had 12 rebounds as South Carolina defeated Alaska-Anchorage 65-60 on Thursday night in the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout.

Texas tops South Carolina at Junkanoo Jam
FREEPORT, Bahamas - Freshman Erika Arriaran scored 14 points, including the basket that put Texas up for good, and fellow newcomer Ashley Lindsey had a critical block to keep to help the 18th-ranked Longhorns beat South Carolina 59-55 at the Junkanoo Jam on Friday.

Gamecocks remain unbeaten
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Renaldo Balkman scored 14 points and had 12 rebounds as South Carolina defeated Alaska-Anchorage 65-60 on Thursday night in the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout.

Gamecocks remain unbeaten

Texas tops South Carolina at Junkanoo Jam
FREEPORT, Bahamas - Freshman Erika Arriaran scored 14 points, including the basket that put Texas up for good, and fellow newcomer Ashley Lindsey had a critical block to keep to help the 18th-ranked Longhorns beat South Carolina 59-55 at the Junkanoo Jam on Friday.

Texas tops South Carolina at Junkanoo Jam

Religious public interest law firm expands

These gifts represent the reason for the season

What has Christianity ever done for us?

Religion News in Brief

Faith calendar

Faith digest