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

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.

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
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.

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.

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
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

IGA Plus to take Bi-Lo's place

Business briefs

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

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.

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.

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.

Louisiana's film industry weathers hurricanes

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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'

Georgia Tech falls to Illinois-Chicago

Tech's proud run defense braces for challenge

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

Funk joins Couples, Tiger, Sorenstam at Skins

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.

Blocked punt, defense key to Blackville's victory

Blocked PAT costs Greene shot at OT

Strom Thurmond has a date in Columbia for title game

Lincoln County tops Johnson County

Hornets' season is ended by Rebels

Red Devils know only one way to win games

Devils' tradition gets a new chapter

Red Devils roll into 20th state title game

Prep football scores

Rebels' opponent talks a good game

High-flying Butler gets easy victory

Prep event begins at Richmond

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Prep football scores
Scores from Firday's playoff games.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Heatley scores again in Ottawa victory

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.

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.

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

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
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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

State's grading method is a winner

Cruise news: Hurricanes, themed trips and six new ships

Alaska cruise offers breathtaking scenery

Travel: Venturing north of the Arctic Circle

Safety groups blast plan for roofs

Travel briefs

Civic receives Motor Trend's Car of the Year honor

Cruise line finds success in Hawaiian waters

Living briefs

Harley recalls 13,400 Dyna motorcycles

Panama offers culture and casinos in addition to canal

Toy Time!

Automakers lower fuel use by boosting aerodynamics

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across South Carolina

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

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.

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.

Many blacks proud to be called 'Southern'

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

Kid of the Day

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.

Atlanta's largest Thanksgiving dinner held at Turner Field

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

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.

Political Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Across the Southeast

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.

Two women die in house fire

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.

Empty Stocking Fund: Family of nine falls into debt

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.

A time of thanks

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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 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.

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Students fear consequences of bills on illegal immigration

County OKs loan for spec building

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Residents ask for roundabouts

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 the area

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.

Ways of South have hindered some, supplied tales for others

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.

Regents look for funding options

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 the area

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.

Some go to House other than family's

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.

Vaccine may help preemies fight sickness

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.

Taking dog to library gets Athens man booked for day

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 Georgia

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.

Gov. Perdue celebrates Thanksgiving in Kuwait

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.

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

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

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.

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: 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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Correction

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.

Student died of enlarged heart

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.

Art institute's holiday market set

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.

Shooting victim is honored by many

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.

Soldiers test skills in combatives contest

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.

Across South Carolina

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

Woman hurt in four-vehicle wreck

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Across Georgia

Fire burns four acres

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.

News you can use

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.

Crowds come from afar to strut stuff at festival

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.

Empty Stocking Fund: Crime victim struggles to help children

Southern transplants are welcome

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Across the Southeast

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.

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.

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.

South Carolina attorneys fight 'CSI effect'

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Thousands of serious shoppers keep tradition

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.

Events

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.

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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.

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

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Technology brings democracy to political documentaries

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.

A spy's life influences complex thriller 'Syriana'

Narnia film preserves author's values

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.

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

Q&A: Streisand discusses release of DVD extravaganza

"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.

"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
LOS ANGELES - At long last: "The Television Specials."

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

Top 20 Concert Tours

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.

Ugly losses taking their toll on Lions

Broncos top Cowboys in OT

Falcons trounce Lions

Draft confident he can fill Morgan's shoes

Mr. Barry W. Foskey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Helen Paige Lott    (LITHONIA, Ga.)

Mr. Vincent Adar Williams    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Harry Peterson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Judy Rhinehart    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Loris Levy    (HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.)

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

Mr. Hubert T. Bolton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Malcolm Shurley    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Cynthia Shingleton    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Miss Naomi Littles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearl Simon Kelly    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth H. McLaughlin    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Ola Mae Morris    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Paul R. Armstrong, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mable Juanita Sutton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Edwards    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Thomas Cross    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Miss Mary L. Holly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Miss Naomi Littles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Barry W. Foskey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ola Mae Morris    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Fleming    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marie Edwards    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Gladys Dorn    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mr. Joseph Dickson    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. William T. Moore    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Burroughs    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Miss Naomi Littles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Brown    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Miss Mary L. Holly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Belle Ellison    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Al Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Harry G. Bunch, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Byron W. Soles    (SCOTT, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Fleming    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Betany Nicole Simpkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nimrod Coleman    (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

Mrs. Pearl Simon Kelly    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Sherry Dyer    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Cynthia Shingleton    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Habersham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Isaac Samuel Mace    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Miss Mary L. Holly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Mable Juanita Sutton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Lockhart    (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Lockhart    (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

Mrs. Helen Paige Lott    (LITHONIA, Ga.)

Isaac Samuel Mace    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Harry Peterson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. William T. Moore    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Al Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Marinda McNair    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Daisy Mae Overton    (EVANS, Ga.)

Bethany Nicole Simpkins    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Gussie Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty J. Scott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Saulsberry, Jr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Herrington    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Paige Lott    (LITHONIA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Brandon Norman    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Cross    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Harry G. Bunch, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth H. McLaughlin    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)

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

Miss Naomi Littles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Loris Levy    (HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.)

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

Miss Mary L. Holly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul R. Armstrong, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Habersham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Sherry Dyer    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Nimrod Coleman    (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Herrington    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Hubert T. Bolton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Judy Rhinehart    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Vincent Adar Williams    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Betany Nicole Simpkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Byron W. Soles    (SCOTT, Ga.)

Bethany Nicole Simpkins    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Betty J. Scott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Belle Ellison    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Saulsberry, Jr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Brown    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Paige Lott    (LITHONIA, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Burroughs    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Brandon Norman    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Dickson    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Marinda McNair    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Dorn    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Daisy Mae Overton    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gussie Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Emily Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Malcolm Shurley    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Cynthia Shingleton (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Habersham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth H. McLaughlin (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)

Mr. Joseph Dickson (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Marinda McNair (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Hubert T. Bolton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Isaac Samuel Mace (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Malcolm Shurley (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Eddie Fleming (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Harry G. Bunch, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Miss Naomi Littles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Bethany Nicole Simpkins (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Daisy Mae Overton (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Herrington (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Sherry Dyer (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mr. Grady Burroughs (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ola Mae Morris (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Miss Naomi Littles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Al Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Brown (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Cross (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Miss Mary L. Holly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Harry Peterson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James Saulsberry, Jr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearl Simon Kelly (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Lockhart (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

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

Betany Nicole Simpkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Paul R. Armstrong, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gussie Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Loris Levy (HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Helen Paige Lott (LITHONIA, Ga.)

Ms. Mable Juanita Sutton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nimrod Coleman (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Edwards (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Belle Ellison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Mary L. Holly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Judy Rhinehart (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Vincent Adar Williams (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Helen Paige Lott (LITHONIA, Ga.)

Mr. Brandon Norman (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

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Kozuka, Yu-na take lead in Junior Grand Prix finals

Japan stakes its claim as serious rival

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
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
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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tigers get respect by ignoring obstacles

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.

Actor dispenses creepiness on 'Housewives'

National talk radio network planned for black audience

People in the News

People in the News

The Top Five list

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

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:

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:

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

Bulldogs vs. Yellow Jackets: 10 significant meetings

Texas tops South Carolina at Junkanoo Jam

Gamecocks remain unbeaten

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
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.

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.

Faith calendar

These gifts represent the reason for the season

What has Christianity ever done for us?

Religious public interest law firm expands

Religion News in Brief

Faith digest