Indian art thought lost rediscovered in New York
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The summer sun had started to set on the end of a clear, cloudless day. The water was calm as the three men pushed their boat closer to the rock face. A few fishing boats floated nearby.

Exhibit showcases Currier & Ives' American ideal

Indian art thought lost rediscovered in New York

Exhibit showcases Currier & Ives' American ideal
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The steamboat is engulfed in flames, and the choppy waters of Long Island Sound are filled with people clinging to bobbing life boats.

Exhibit showcases Currier & Ives' American ideal
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The steamboat is engulfed in flames, and the choppy waters of Long Island Sound are filled with people clinging to bobbing life boats.

Indian art thought lost rediscovered in New York
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The summer sun had started to set on the end of a clear, cloudless day. The water was calm as the three men pushed their boat closer to the rock face. A few fishing boats floated nearby.

Wagner, Mets reach deal on contract
NEW YORK - Ace closer Billy Wagner and the New York Mets reached a preliminary agreement Monday on a $43 million, four-year contract.

Wagner, Mets reach deal on contract
NEW YORK - Ace closer Billy Wagner and the New York Mets reached a preliminary agreement Monday on a $43 million, four-year contract.

Wagner, Mets reach deal on contract

Tradition is all about forced time together

Judge questions stock buyback

Gas retailers duel; customers receive savings
In a gas station war, customers reap the spoils.

Drugmaker to reorganize, cut 7,000 jobs
TRENTON, N.J. - Embattled drugmaker Merck & Co. said Monday that it will cut 7,000 jobs - 11 percent of its work force - and close or sell five manufacturing plants in the first phase of a reorganization meant to save up to $4 billion by the end of the decade.

One that got away or pig in a poke?

Drugmaker to reorganize, cut 7,000 jobs
TRENTON, N.J. - Embattled drugmaker Merck & Co. said Monday that it will cut 7,000 jobs - 11 percent of its work force - and close or sell five manufacturing plants in the first phase of a reorganization meant to save up to $4 billion by the end of the decade.

Gift selection can help build a company's relationships

Gas retailers duel; customers receive savings
In a gas station war, customers reap the spoils.

Shopping comparison sites sharpen up for holidays

Stocks retreat on Merck, sales data
NEW YORK - Stocks fell moderately Monday as news of job cuts at Merck & Co. and a mixed holiday sales snapshot prompted Wall Street to take a breather from its recent five-week rally.

Business briefs

Inner cities bleed jobs despite federal programs
WASHINGTON - Many of America's inner cities continue to hemorrhage jobs despite years of federal programs designed to improve their economies.

Stocks retreat on Merck, sales data

Judge questions stock buyback
NEW YORK - Delta Air Lines Inc., which lost $2.6 billion in the first nine months of this year, needs the $3 billion in annual cost savings from its reorganization plan to survive, Chief Financial Officer Edward Bastian told a bankruptcy court Monday.

Shopping comparison sites sharpen up for holidays
SAN FRANCISCO - Laura Hanson relies on the Internet to make her a smarter shopper even when she isn't planning to buy online.

Food industry caters to drivers eating at the wheel

Gift selection can help build a company's relationships
NEW YORK - When Patricia Smith gives holiday gifts to her clients, she doesn't go the traditional routes, selecting something from a catalog or Web site. Her suppliers are her clients themselves.

Inner cities bleed jobs despite federal programs

Business briefs
WISE GIVING: You've resolved to do it differently this year: No more shopping mall binges or online clicking to fiscal oblivion just for holiday gifts.

Judge questions stock buyback
NEW YORK - Delta Air Lines Inc., which lost $2.6 billion in the first nine months of this year, needs the $3 billion in annual cost savings from its reorganization plan to survive, Chief Financial Officer Edward Bastian told a bankruptcy court Monday.

Brands expand beyond Web, stores to direct selling
NEW YORK - Julie Spreckels used to just shop catalogs and the mall. But lately, she's shopping in someone else's living room.

Inner cities bleed jobs despite federal programs
WASHINGTON - Many of America's inner cities continue to hemorrhage jobs despite years of federal programs designed to improve their economies.

Food industry caters to drivers eating at the wheel
ALBANY, N.Y. - Paul Betancourt spends up to four days a week on the road and might drive more than 500 miles a week for his sales job.

One that got away or pig in a poke?
ATLANTA - Depending on who's asked, Georgia's loss of the new DaimlerChrysler plant to South Carolina is either a missed opportunity or careful shopping.

Shopping comparison sites sharpen up for holidays
SAN FRANCISCO - Laura Hanson relies on the Internet to make her a smarter shopper even when she isn't planning to buy online.

Food industry caters to drivers eating at the wheel
ALBANY, N.Y. - Paul Betancourt spends up to four days a week on the road and might drive more than 500 miles a week for his sales job.

Gift selection can help build a company's relationships
NEW YORK - When Patricia Smith gives holiday gifts to her clients, she doesn't go the traditional routes, selecting something from a catalog or Web site. Her suppliers are her clients themselves.

Drugmaker to reorganize, cut 7,000 jobs

Stocks retreat on Merck, sales data
NEW YORK - Stocks fell moderately Monday as news of job cuts at Merck & Co. and a mixed holiday sales snapshot prompted Wall Street to take a breather from its recent five-week rally.

Brands expand beyond Web, stores to direct selling
NEW YORK - Julie Spreckels used to just shop catalogs and the mall. But lately, she's shopping in someone else's living room.

Gas retailers duel; customers receive savings

Business briefs
WISE GIVING: You've resolved to do it differently this year: No more shopping mall binges or online clicking to fiscal oblivion just for holiday gifts.

Brands expand beyond Web, stores to direct selling

One that got away or pig in a poke?
ATLANTA - Depending on who's asked, Georgia's loss of the new DaimlerChrysler plant to South Carolina is either a missed opportunity or careful shopping.

USC, Texas a win from Rose Bowl
NEW YORK - Only twice in Bowl Championship Series history has a team been in position to reach the title game heading into the final weekend of the regular season and played its way out.

USC, Texas a win from Rose Bowl

USC, Texas a win from Rose Bowl
NEW YORK - Only twice in Bowl Championship Series history has a team been in position to reach the title game heading into the final weekend of the regular season and played its way out.

Florida State latest fixture to fall out of AP Top 25
NEW YORK - First Oklahoma fell from the Top 25, then Michigan was gone. Tennessee dropped out a month later and now Florida State.

Florida State latest fixture to fall out of AP Top 25
NEW YORK - First Oklahoma fell from the Top 25, then Michigan was gone. Tennessee dropped out a month later and now Florida State.

Florida State latest fixture to fall out of AP Top 25

Paine moves to 2-0 with Saturday's win

Fashion tips can camouflage body flaws
People are always asking how to increase their chances of losing weight. Recent research suggests that boosting your self-confidence can help.

SREL is hanging tough

Black and Blue Friday
"Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?"

Congress' $50 billion sham

Congress' $50 billion sham
The $50 billion GOP deficit reduction plan narrowly passed by the U.S. House of Representatives recently is a sham. It does not reduce spending at all; it simply reduces spending's rate of growth.

Black and Blue Friday

Resist raid on area's airspace
Periodically the military brass gets overly pushy in encroaching on civilian prerogatives. This is particularly true regarding aviation issues.

SREL is hanging tough
Don't talk to Savannah River Ecology Lab officials about good news, bad news scenarios - they're experts on the subject. It's well documented that the federal government wastes billions of dollars every year on pork-barrel projects - so it's not as if there's not plenty of pointless programs to cut back when it comes to making savings.

Resist raid on area's airspace
Periodically the military brass gets overly pushy in encroaching on civilian prerogatives. This is particularly true regarding aviation issues.

Congress' $50 billion sham
The $50 billion GOP deficit reduction plan narrowly passed by the U.S. House of Representatives recently is a sham. It does not reduce spending at all; it simply reduces spending's rate of growth.

Resist raid on area's airspace

SREL is hanging tough
Don't talk to Savannah River Ecology Lab officials about good news, bad news scenarios - they're experts on the subject. It's well documented that the federal government wastes billions of dollars every year on pork-barrel projects - so it's not as if there's not plenty of pointless programs to cut back when it comes to making savings.

Black and Blue Friday
"Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?"

People in the News
HONG KONG - Statues of Bruce Lee were unveiled in Bosnia and his hometown of Hong Kong to mark the 65th birthday of the late screen icon credited with introducing kung fu to the world.

Chesney cheers for Lady Vols at basketball game
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands - The two homes of country music star Kenny Chesney mingled a little as the Tennessee native watched the Lady Vols play in his adopted Caribbean.

Chesney cheers for Lady Vols at basketball game
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands - The two homes of country music star Kenny Chesney mingled a little as the Tennessee native watched the Lady Vols play in his adopted Caribbean.

Gang founder's death row drama gains star support
LOS ANGELES - Jamie Foxx stepped into the spotlight at his latest movie premiere with more than the usual publicity drill in mind.

Rod Stewart and fiancee are parents of baby boy
NEW YORK - At age 60, Rod Stewart is a father again.

Gang founder's death row drama gains star support
LOS ANGELES - Jamie Foxx stepped into the spotlight at his latest movie premiere with more than the usual publicity drill in mind.

Rod Stewart and fiancee are parents of baby boy
NEW YORK - At age 60, Rod Stewart is a father again.

People in the News
HONG KONG - Statues of Bruce Lee were unveiled in Bosnia and his hometown of Hong Kong to mark the 65th birthday of the late screen icon credited with introducing kung fu to the world.

Cost-effective energy saving improvements
Depending upon where you live, home heating costs are projected to rise anywhere from 30 percent to 70 percent this winter. This is especially devastating news for seniors and those on fixed incomes who are already having a difficult time making ends meet.

Cost-effective energy saving improvements

Cost-effective energy saving improvements
Depending upon where you live, home heating costs are projected to rise anywhere from 30 percent to 70 percent this winter. This is especially devastating news for seniors and those on fixed incomes who are already having a difficult time making ends meet.

Comics were my 10-cent textbooks

Injured Allenby hangs on to win Australian Open

Injured Allenby hangs on to win Australian Open
FINGAL, Australia - Robert Allenby played through a painful finger injury to win the Australian Open on Sunday, shooting a 5-over 77 in windy conditions to hold off Australian countrymen John Senden, Nick O'Hern and Paul Sheehan by a stroke.

Casey wins playoff at China Open

Funk wins Skins Game with $925,000
LA QUINTA, Calif. - What a Skins Game it was for Fred Funk, who went from wearing a pink skirt on the third hole to walking away with nearly all the money.

Casey wins playoff at China Open
SHENZHEN, China - Paul Casey of England edged countryman Oliver Wilson on the first hole of a playoff Sunday to win the China Open.

Taniguchi wins Casio World Open
KOCHI, Japan - Toru Taniguchi of Japan shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to win his first title of the year with a two-stroke victory over Kim Jong Duck of South Korea in the Casio World Open.

Taniguchi wins Casio World Open
KOCHI, Japan - Toru Taniguchi of Japan shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to win his first title of the year with a two-stroke victory over Kim Jong Duck of South Korea in the Casio World Open.

Funk wins Skins Game with $925,000

Funk wins Skins Game with $925,000
LA QUINTA, Calif. - What a Skins Game it was for Fred Funk, who went from wearing a pink skirt on the third hole to walking away with nearly all the money.

Taniguchi wins Casio World Open

Injured Allenby hangs on to win Australian Open
FINGAL, Australia - Robert Allenby played through a painful finger injury to win the Australian Open on Sunday, shooting a 5-over 77 in windy conditions to hold off Australian countrymen John Senden, Nick O'Hern and Paul Sheehan by a stroke.

Casey wins playoff at China Open
SHENZHEN, China - Paul Casey of England edged countryman Oliver Wilson on the first hole of a playoff Sunday to win the China Open.

Title game futility will finally end

Title game futility will finally end
The drought is going to break for somebody this week.

Title game futility will finally end
The drought is going to break for somebody this week.

Thrashers romp Hurricanes

Thrashers romp Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. - Ilya Kovalchuk had two goals and two assists, and Marian Hossa scored the go-ahead goal in the third period to lead the Atlanta Thrashers past the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Sunday.

Thrashers romp Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. - Ilya Kovalchuk had two goals and two assists, and Marian Hossa scored the go-ahead goal in the third period to lead the Atlanta Thrashers past the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Sunday.

Tradition is all about forced time together
Our family has few traditions, but one that keeps hanging around is this: Every weekend after Thanksgiving we go get the Christmas tree.

Tradition is all about forced time together
Our family has few traditions, but one that keeps hanging around is this: Every weekend after Thanksgiving we go get the Christmas tree.

Vote for Willie Mays - and experience

Vote for Willie Mays - and experience
If Tommy Boyles thinks Augusta needs fresh new leadership, what in the world was he doing running for mayor? Isn't this the same Tommy Boyles who, just a few weeks ago when he was running, tried to get the public to believe that Augusta needed proven, tested leadership?Reggie Williams, Augusta

Bush administration is shameless

Vote for Willie Mays - and experience
If Tommy Boyles thinks Augusta needs fresh new leadership, what in the world was he doing running for mayor? Isn't this the same Tommy Boyles who, just a few weeks ago when he was running, tried to get the public to believe that Augusta needed proven, tested leadership?Reggie Williams, Augusta

Impeach Bush for Iraq embarrassment
Contrary to many misinformed editorial writers, there has not been an independent investigation of the Bush administration's misuse of the intelligence that scared gullible Americans into supporting an illegal, immoral and unnecessary war of aggression in Iraq. This was not the purpose of the 9-11 commission. Their focus was intelligence failure.Mark Gelbart, Augusta

City offices must honor Veterans Day
This is not a black-white issue but a patriotic one. I feel it is a disgrace, a disservice and a kick in the face of the veterans and active military personnel in the Augusta area that Richmond County offices are not closed Nov. 11 in honor of the price that has been paid for the liberties we now enjoy.Don Matthews, Augusta

City offices must honor Veterans Day

Bush administration is shameless
I cannot understand why President Bush's approval rating is not lower than the 37 percent it is currently hovering at.Carroll C. Kenny, Martinez

Bush administration is shameless
I cannot understand why President Bush's approval rating is not lower than the 37 percent it is currently hovering at.Carroll C. Kenny, Martinez

City offices must honor Veterans Day
This is not a black-white issue but a patriotic one. I feel it is a disgrace, a disservice and a kick in the face of the veterans and active military personnel in the Augusta area that Richmond County offices are not closed Nov. 11 in honor of the price that has been paid for the liberties we now enjoy.Don Matthews, Augusta

Impeach Bush for Iraq embarrassment
Contrary to many misinformed editorial writers, there has not been an independent investigation of the Bush administration's misuse of the intelligence that scared gullible Americans into supporting an illegal, immoral and unnecessary war of aggression in Iraq. This was not the purpose of the 9-11 commission. Their focus was intelligence failure.Mark Gelbart, Augusta

Impeach Bush for Iraq embarrassment

Living briefs

Gift tips from 'The Shopping Bags'

Seniors Calendar

Craigslist.org founder working on news venture

Kids want tech gadgets for the holidays

Half of Internet users went online for hurricane news

PlayStation 3 to offer parental control of game console

Holiday treats for the video game fan

Health and fitness calendar

Techbits: Security shift, Name change and more

Competitors challenge online mapping leader

Video cameras for kids a mixed bag

Holiday gifts guide: something for the women

Holiday gifts guide: something for the women
All that glitters isn't gold, but a good gift for the woman in your life should definitely make her eyes sparkle.

Techbits: Security shift, Name change and more
NEW YORK - As people heed warnings to install the latest security updates for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating systems and Internet Explorer browsers, researchers say hackers have been shifting their focus to applications that are harder to protect.

PlayStation 3 to offer parental control of game console
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sony Corp. has become the latest of the video game console makers to announce parental controls in it newest machine, according to the Entertainment Software Association.

Kids want tech gadgets for the holidays
Debra Scott's daughter had a birthday wish list typical for kids turning 11 these days. She wanted a cell phone, an iPod, a PlayStation 2 and maybe a new laptop.

Competitors challenge online mapping leader
DENVER - Initially, the great thing about Internet mapping programs was their swiftness and ease for obtaining directions, printing them and driving the course you plotted.

Holiday treats for the video game fan
Video game fans are always seeking new and improved ways to beat their opponents, making them an easy target for gift givers.

Craigslist.org founder working on news venture
SAN FRANCISCO - The engineer who created the popular Craigslist Web site, Craig Newmark, said the new media venture he has been working on could launch within three months.

Techbits: Security shift, Name change and more
NEW YORK - As people heed warnings to install the latest security updates for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating systems and Internet Explorer browsers, researchers say hackers have been shifting their focus to applications that are harder to protect.

Seniors Calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information.

Gift tips from 'The Shopping Bags'
You should never start a gift list with a blank page. Even before you pick up the pen and paper, you should already have an idea about a person's likes and dislikes, their interests and hobbies.

Kids want tech gadgets for the holidays
Debra Scott's daughter had a birthday wish list typical for kids turning 11 these days. She wanted a cell phone, an iPod, a PlayStation 2 and maybe a new laptop.

Holiday treats for the video game fan
Video game fans are always seeking new and improved ways to beat their opponents, making them an easy target for gift givers.

Holiday gifts guide: something for the women
All that glitters isn't gold, but a good gift for the woman in your life should definitely make her eyes sparkle.

Video cameras for kids a mixed bag
NEW YORK - As toy manufacturers try to please gadget-hungry kids with consumer electronics that don't constitute a major investment, parents may wonder about product quality.

Competitors challenge online mapping leader
DENVER - Initially, the great thing about Internet mapping programs was their swiftness and ease for obtaining directions, printing them and driving the course you plotted.

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

Half of Internet users went online for hurricane news
NEW YORK - More than half of U.S. Internet users went online for news and information about Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the vast majority having visited the Web sites of traditional news organizations such as CNN and MSNBC, a study finds.

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

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

Seniors Calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information.

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

PlayStation 3 to offer parental control of game console
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sony Corp. has become the latest of the video game console makers to announce parental controls in it newest machine, according to the Entertainment Software Association.

Gift tips from 'The Shopping Bags'
You should never start a gift list with a blank page. Even before you pick up the pen and paper, you should already have an idea about a person's likes and dislikes, their interests and hobbies.

Half of Internet users went online for hurricane news
NEW YORK - More than half of U.S. Internet users went online for news and information about Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the vast majority having visited the Web sites of traditional news organizations such as CNN and MSNBC, a study finds.

Craigslist.org founder working on news venture
SAN FRANCISCO - The engineer who created the popular Craigslist Web site, Craig Newmark, said the new media venture he has been working on could launch within three months.

Video cameras for kids a mixed bag
NEW YORK - As toy manufacturers try to please gadget-hungry kids with consumer electronics that don't constitute a major investment, parents may wonder about product quality.

Nine Lynx back on ice
The Augusta Lynx will be back at full strength for tonight's game at Greenville.

Nine Lynx back on ice

Nine Lynx back on ice
The Augusta Lynx will be back at full strength for tonight's game at Greenville.

Record checks deter criminals
It's not getting any easier to buy a firearm in Georgia, but fewer gun-seekers are turned away each year after undergoing mandatory background checks.

Record checks deter criminals

Walker receives 10-year sentence
Former state Sen. Charles W. Walker was sentenced this afternoon to more than 10 years in federal prison. He will remain free on bond until he is called to turn himself in to a federal prison facility.

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9 Canadians eligible for Lynx game tonight
The Augusta Lynx will be back at full strength for tonight's game at Greenville. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ruled late Monday afternoon that nine Canadian players had their cases approved and will be eligible for the 7:05 contest against the Grrrowl, pending proper documentation by the ECHL.

Sentencing continues for Walker

Gavel maker's work benefits needy
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Austin Pearce's customers always get a lot of bang for their buck.

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Today in regional history

Concert kicks off annual campaign

Gavel maker's work benefits needy
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Austin Pearce's customers always get a lot of bang for their buck.

Five questions with a holiday shopper

Aiken to add Gem Lakes
AIKEN - More than 600 residents of the Gem Lakes subdivision will become city residents Thursday.

Freeze team brings tissue work to MCG
Ying C. Song's lab in the Life Sciences Business Development Center looks empty, but it's not. It's full of potential.

Five questions with a holiday shopper
With a stack of DVDs in her arms, Patti Strom, a Graniteville resident, searched the aisles of Circuit City on Friday for the perfect holiday gift. She said that even if Christmas weren't a month away, she would still make it out for the sales.

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Busy day goes smoothly for Atlanta airport fliers
ATLANTA - Sunday was expected to be the busiest day in the history of the world's busiest airport as hundreds of thousands of passengers were projected to pass through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Georgia Southern fires football coach
STATESBORO, Ga. Georgia Southern fired coach Mike Sewak on Tuesday after the Eagles were knocked out in the first round of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs for the second year in a row.

South Carolina has fewer blacks sign up for Army
COLUMBIA - Army recruiters are signing up far fewer blacks for hitches as soldiers.

Kid of the Day

The week ahead
The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker will be performed at 8 p.m. at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St. Tickets cost $66, $46, $36 and $26. For more information, call 722-3521 or visit augustaciviccenter.com/events.html.

Hard-earned cash

Across the area
Police arrested a 43-year-old Hephzibah man who they said fired several gunshots in their direction over the weekend.

Across the area

Across South Carolina
FLORENCE - A 19-year-old woman has been charged with stabbing her boyfriend to death.

Across the southeast
FORT MYERS, FLA. - A woman who was combative with deputies and shocked once with a Taser stun gun lost consciousness and later died, authorities said.

Sentencing continues for Walker
Former Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker "abused his position of trust and his position of exalted status" to steal money from his own charity and defraud advertisers and clients, U.S. District Judge Dudley Bowen said Monday during the first day of Mr. Walker's sentencing hearing.

Walker in court for sentencing hearing
Former state Sen. Charles W. Walker Sr. might not have stolen all that prosecutors say he did, but the judge said Monday that the larceny was at least more than $400,000.

Trial might be moved in child molestation case
The trial of a former Columbia County substitute teacher charged with child molestation was continued Monday and might be held elsewhere.

Assaults on teachers decline
Area teachers continue to be assaulted by their pupils, but the number of incidents is down this school year.

South Carolina has fewer blacks sign up for Army

Empty Stocking: With husband gone, mother of five is left penniless
An unemployed, divorced mother of five is having difficulty making ends meet this year and won't be able to give her family Christmas presents without help.

Mountain protection splits area

Across the Southeast
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - A state Highway Patrol trooper was shot several times Monday morning when he stopped a vehicle on Interstate 95 in Cumberland County, authorities said. Two suspects were arrested.

Across the area
An employee of the CVS Pharmacy on Walton Way told police the store was robbed at gunpoint early Monday.

Busy day goes smoothly for Atlanta airport fliers
ATLANTA - Sunday was expected to be the busiest day in the history of the world's busiest airport as hundreds of thousands of passengers were projected to pass through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Efforts to preserve cemetery stay alive
Vandals continue to damage a historic Augusta cemetery while volunteers are working to preserve it.

Across Georgia

Alternative courts' guidelines revised
COLUMBIA - South Carolina lawmakers are revising sentencing guidelines for alternative courts, two years after a man released by an alternative court for mental patients killed a Charleston woman - the case that prompted the new rules.

Hunt still on for shooter

Hunt still on for shooter
NORTH AUGUSTA - Law enforcement authorities have been working virtually nonstop to apprehend a man who killed one person and wounded two others last week, North Augusta's public safety chief said Monday.

Across South Carolina

Hard-earned cash
By the end of the summer, Persian Gulf War veteran Sarah Peterson was stuck in a financial nightmare that had her feeling betrayed by the government she served in war.

Across the Southeast

Mountain protection splits area
CLEVELAND, Ga. - Commissioners in north Georgia's White County will consider a sweeping ordinance designed to protect the region's mountains from rampant development, the first of its kind in Georgia.

Trial might be moved in child molestation case

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Catrinea L. Allen, 18, of Washington, Ga.

Across Georgia

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Empty Stocking: Divorced, ailing mother of three can't find a job
A single mother with medical woes can't provide for her three children this holiday season.

Alternative courts' guidelines revised

Hunt still on for shooter
NORTH AUGUSTA - Law enforcement authorities have been working virtually nonstop to apprehend a man who killed one person and wounded two others last week, North Augusta's public safety chief said Monday.

Gavel maker's work benefits needy

Early votes begin pouring in
Cathy Duke's reason for casting her ballot on the first day of advance voting sounded like a response to why she was doing her homework.

Kid of the Day

Rants and Raves
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Empty Stocking: Divorced, ailing mother of three can't find a job

Freeze team brings tissue work to MCG

Legislators consider heat relief

Across South Carolina

Across the area

Rants and Raves
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Empty Stocking: Divorced, ailing mother of three can't find a job
A single mother with medical woes can't provide for her three children this holiday season.

2006 Tour de Georgia will start in Augusta
Lance won't be back in the Garden City, but the Tour de Georgia will. Augusta will be the starting point for the 2006 cycling event, which will be held April 18-23.

Sentencing continues for Walker
Former Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker "abused his position of trust and his position of exalted status" to steal money from his own charity and defraud advertisers and clients, U.S. District Judge Dudley Bowen said Monday during the first day of Mr. Walker's sentencing hearing.

Board: Train accident caused by human error
The National Transportation Safety Board today ruled that the Jan. 6 train collision and chlorine leak in Graniteville was caused by three trainmen who failed to properly align the track's switch, causing an oncoming train to collide with a parked one.

Efforts to preserve cemetery stay alive
Vandals continue to damage a historic Augusta cemetery while volunteers are working to preserve it.

Armed robbery suspect sought by authorities
Aiken County sheriff's investigators are looking for a man who, they say, robbed Robby's Convenience Store in Warrenville on Monday night.

Kid of the Day
Lillie V. Cabe is today's Kid of the Day.

The week ahead

Aiken to add Gem Lakes
AIKEN - More than 600 residents of the Gem Lakes subdivision will become city residents Thursday.

Busy day goes smoothly for Atlanta airport fliers

Efforts to preserve cemetery stay alive

Assaults on teachers decline

Across the area
An employee of the CVS Pharmacy on Walton Way told police the store was robbed at gunpoint early Monday.

Across the southeast

Alternative courts' guidelines revised
COLUMBIA - South Carolina lawmakers are revising sentencing guidelines for alternative courts, two years after a man released by an alternative court for mental patients killed a Charleston woman - the case that prompted the new rules.

Katrina survivor calls Aiken home

Longtime DuPont worker, polling manager dies at 77
Harvey Boswell Warren Jr. will be remembered as a great role model "for everyone he came in contact with," his son said Monday.

Empty Stocking: With husband gone, mother of five is left penniless

Aiken to add Gem Lakes

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Ducks and quail raised on farms for release in the wild would have to be tagged under a state plan prompted by the threat of avian flu.

Across Georgia
NORCROSS - A 3-year-old boy died and his mother and a sibling were hospitalized after they were struck by a car while crossing a busy road Sunday evening.

Walker returns to court for sentencing
Wearing a stylish brown suit and a confident smile, former state Sen. Charles Walker arrived at Augusta's U.S. District court this morning for his sentencing hearing on federal charges. It was uncertain how long the day's proceedings would last.

Early votes begin pouring in
Cathy Duke's reason for casting her ballot on the first day of advance voting sounded like a response to why she was doing her homework.

Stormy weather heading our way
The National Weather Service reports there is the potential for thunderstorms across the area this afternoon and tonight. A few of the storms could be strong with strong winds and hail.

Mountain protection splits area
CLEVELAND, Ga. - Commissioners in north Georgia's White County will consider a sweeping ordinance designed to protect the region's mountains from rampant development, the first of its kind in Georgia.

Hard-earned cash
By the end of the summer, Persian Gulf War veteran Sarah Peterson was stuck in a financial nightmare that had her feeling betrayed by the government she served in war.

South Carolina has fewer blacks sign up for Army
COLUMBIA - Army recruiters are signing up far fewer blacks for hitches as soldiers.

Katrina survivor calls Aiken home
AIKEN - Put a gun to Ronald Lawson's head, and he says he still won't budge.

Concert kicks off annual campaign
The notion of joy made its way into the annual Empty Stocking Fund Christmas Concert in more ways than one Sunday.

The week ahead
The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker will be performed at 8 p.m. at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St. Tickets cost $66, $46, $36 and $26. For more information, call 722-3521 or visit augustaciviccenter.com/events.html.

Across Georgia
ATHENS - One of Athens' largest homeless shelters will likely shut its doors at the end of January, Director Courtney Davis said.

Five questions with a holiday shopper
With a stack of DVDs in her arms, Patti Strom, a Graniteville resident, searched the aisles of Circuit City on Friday for the perfect holiday gift. She said that even if Christmas weren't a month away, she would still make it out for the sales.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Ducks and quail raised on farms for release in the wild would have to be tagged under a state plan prompted by the threat of avian flu.

Longtime DuPont worker, polling manager dies at 77

Across the area
Police arrested a 43-year-old Hephzibah man who they said fired several gunshots in their direction over the weekend.

Across South Carolina
FLORENCE - A 19-year-old woman has been charged with stabbing her boyfriend to death.

Across the area
Police arrested a 43-year-old Hephzibah man who they said fired several gunshots in their direction over the weekend.

Across Georgia
NORCROSS - A 3-year-old boy died and his mother and a sibling were hospitalized after they were struck by a car while crossing a busy road Sunday evening.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Catrinea L. Allen, 18, of Washington, Ga.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Freeze team brings tissue work to MCG
Ying C. Song's lab in the Life Sciences Business Development Center looks empty, but it's not. It's full of potential.

Kid of the Day
Lillie V. Cabe is today's Kid of the Day.

Concert kicks off annual campaign
The notion of joy made its way into the annual Empty Stocking Fund Christmas Concert in more ways than one Sunday.

Legislators consider heat relief
ATLANTA - When Georgia lawmakers return to the Gold Dome in January, they'll have to act quickly if they want to provide any relief on customers' heating bills this winter.

Empty Stocking: With husband gone, mother of five is left penniless
An unemployed, divorced mother of five is having difficulty making ends meet this year and won't be able to give her family Christmas presents without help.

Longtime DuPont worker, polling manager dies at 77
Harvey Boswell Warren Jr. will be remembered as a great role model "for everyone he came in contact with," his son said Monday.

Record checks deter criminals
It's not getting any easier to buy a firearm in Georgia, but fewer gun-seekers are turned away each year after undergoing mandatory background checks.

Trial might be moved in child molestation case
The trial of a former Columbia County substitute teacher charged with child molestation was continued Monday and might be held elsewhere.

Assaults on teachers decline
Area teachers continue to be assaulted by their pupils, but the number of incidents is down this school year.

Early votes begin pouring in

Katrina survivor calls Aiken home
AIKEN - Put a gun to Ronald Lawson's head, and he says he still won't budge.

Across the area
An employee of the CVS Pharmacy on Walton Way told police the store was robbed at gunpoint early Monday.

Across Georgia
ATHENS - One of Athens' largest homeless shelters will likely shut its doors at the end of January, Director Courtney Davis said.

Legislators consider heat relief
ATLANTA - When Georgia lawmakers return to the Gold Dome in January, they'll have to act quickly if they want to provide any relief on customers' heating bills this winter.

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Today in regional history

Comics were my 10-cent textbooks
Everything I know today, I learned from comic books. Well, almost. They gave me a good start on my education, anyway.

Comics were my 10-cent textbooks
Everything I know today, I learned from comic books. Well, almost. They gave me a good start on my education, anyway.

Harry's 'Goblet' gobbles $54.9 million
LOS ANGELES - A boy wizard and a country-music legend outclassed a flurry of box-office newcomers over Thanksgiving.

La Vie Boheme finds a new life on screen with 'Rent'
NEW YORK - "Bohemia is dead," Taye Diggs' character proclaims disdainfully in "Rent." Now it's being reincarnated, with the film version of the long-running Broadway musical hitting theaters this week.

Harry's 'Goblet' gobbles $54.9 million

Jet Li: 'I didn't know what love was'
HONG KONG - Jet Li says his first marriage was out of a sense of obligation, and he didn't develop a healthy loving relationship until he met actress Nina Li.

Harry's 'Goblet' gobbles $54.9 million
LOS ANGELES - A boy wizard and a country-music legend outclassed a flurry of box-office newcomers over Thanksgiving.

Jet Li: 'I didn't know what love was'

Jet Li: 'I didn't know what love was'
HONG KONG - Jet Li says his first marriage was out of a sense of obligation, and he didn't develop a healthy loving relationship until he met actress Nina Li.

La Vie Boheme finds a new life on screen with 'Rent'
NEW YORK - "Bohemia is dead," Taye Diggs' character proclaims disdainfully in "Rent." Now it's being reincarnated, with the film version of the long-running Broadway musical hitting theaters this week.

La Vie Boheme finds a new life on screen with 'Rent'

Shakira seduces with new English-language album

Trio turning office building into giant harp
PHILADELPHIA - A trio of musicians is turning a new office building into a gigantic harp for a rather unusual grand opening celebration next week.

Sound Bites: Holiday Reviews
Diana Krall doing Christmas songs on the aptly titled "Christmas Songs" is sure to please her fans, jazz lovers, and anyone looking for a smooth-sounding, wholly predictable holiday disc.

Black Sabbath, Miles Davis, among Rock Hall inductees
NEW YORK Black Sabbath, Miles Davis and the Sex Pistols are among five musical legends to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Sound Bites: Holiday Reviews
Diana Krall doing Christmas songs on the aptly titled "Christmas Songs" is sure to please her fans, jazz lovers, and anyone looking for a smooth-sounding, wholly predictable holiday disc.

Black Sabbath, Miles Davis, among Rock Hall inductees
NEW YORK Black Sabbath, Miles Davis and the Sex Pistols are among five musical legends to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Trio turning office building into giant harp
PHILADELPHIA - A trio of musicians is turning a new office building into a gigantic harp for a rather unusual grand opening celebration next week.

Enya's latest CD doesn't disappoint
Enya, the one-named doyenne of new age music, is a unique superstar. Though she's rarely in the spotlight, she's sold some 65 million records, ranging from the driving soundtrack to "The Celts" that introduced her flowing, layered sound upon the United Kingdom, to the optimistic "Only Time," which became the unofficial anthem of healing after the Sept. 11 attacks.

John Mayer puts aside acoustic
NEW YORK - John Mayer won't go ballistic if he hears you've outgrown his "Room for Squares" CD. Or that you're so over his Grammy-winning hit "Daughters." Or that you'd rather go deaf than hear "Your Body Is A Wonderland" again.

Enya's latest CD doesn't disappoint
Enya, the one-named doyenne of new age music, is a unique superstar. Though she's rarely in the spotlight, she's sold some 65 million records, ranging from the driving soundtrack to "The Celts" that introduced her flowing, layered sound upon the United Kingdom, to the optimistic "Only Time," which became the unofficial anthem of healing after the Sept. 11 attacks.

John Mayer puts aside acoustic
NEW YORK - John Mayer won't go ballistic if he hears you've outgrown his "Room for Squares" CD. Or that you're so over his Grammy-winning hit "Daughters." Or that you'd rather go deaf than hear "Your Body Is A Wonderland" again.

Black Sabbath, Miles Davis, among Rock Hall inductees

Enya's latest CD doesn't disappoint

Trio turning office building into giant harp

Shakira seduces with new English-language album
She's a woman who thinks with her hips and follows her mouth. Or is it the other way around? In either case, Shakira is on the move again with the follow-up to this summer's hit album "Fijacion Oral Vol. 1" - this round in English. And again, her charm is seductive.

Sound Bites: Holiday Reviews

Shakira seduces with new English-language album
She's a woman who thinks with her hips and follows her mouth. Or is it the other way around? In either case, Shakira is on the move again with the follow-up to this summer's hit album "Fijacion Oral Vol. 1" - this round in English. And again, her charm is seductive.

John Mayer puts aside acoustic

Trail Blazers nip Hawks
ATLANTA - Josh Smith showed off his leaping ability last year by winning the NBA slam-dunk contest, but some may still doubt he can jump so high without help.

Trail Blazers nip Hawks

Trail Blazers nip Hawks
ATLANTA - Josh Smith showed off his leaping ability last year by winning the NBA slam-dunk contest, but some may still doubt he can jump so high without help.

Paine moves to 2-0 with Saturday's win
In Atlanta, Kisha Lucette had 15 points, and Velvet King and Akia Stanton scored double figures off the bench as Paine defeated St. Paul's, 64-57, on Saturday night.

Paine moves to 2-0 with Saturday's win
In Atlanta, Kisha Lucette had 15 points, and Velvet King and Akia Stanton scored double figures off the bench as Paine defeated St. Paul's, 64-57, on Saturday night.

Colts top Steelers for 11th victory

Falcons' secondary wary of Smith's skill

Panthers defeat Bills

Foster gets bulk of carries for Panthers

Eagles back on winning track

Mr. Tassie Whitlock    (BRUNSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary D. Frashuer    (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)

Mr. Jack W. Leverett, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Seaborn Jones    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Barton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty H. Grealish    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Robert D. Renew    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Donald E. Cliborn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lawton O. Hinely    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Robert D. Renew    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Donald E. Cliborn    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Roger Booker    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles D. Phillips    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty H. Grealish    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Adolphus Wells, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Marian Thomas Odom    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Tutt White    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. William "Bill" Campbell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Romeo Jackson    (PORTLAND, OR.)

Mr. Donn Abraham    (FALLON, IL.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Gunter    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Steward Haynes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Minnie Flint    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Eula Beard Smith    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Marguerite Cliborn    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Col. Edward F. Bzdula, OD    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Mark A. Baucom    (HARRISON, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Donald E. Cliborn    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Tassie Whitlock    (BRUNSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Eula Beard Smith    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Al Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Barton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Adolphus Wells, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Tutt White    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert D. Renew    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty H. Grealish    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Marian Thomas Odom    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles D. Phillps    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty H. Grealish    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. John Murdock, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Col. Edward F. Bzdula, OD    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Virgil Jolly    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Donn Abraham    (FALLON, IL.)

Mr. Samuel H. Hollis, Jr.    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie M. Williams    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Steward Haynes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack W. Leverett, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty H. Grealish    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Virgil Jolly    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie Flint    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Romeo Jackson    (PORTLAND, OR.)

Mrs. Marguerite Cliborn    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel H. Hollis, Jr.    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Col. Edward F. Bzdula, OD    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Lawton O. Hinely    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Mark A. Baucom    (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Gunter    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Susie M. Williams    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty H. Grealish    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Col. Edward F. Bzdula, OD    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary D. Frashuer    (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)

Mrs. Betty J. Scott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Tutt White    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles D. Phillips    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Marian Thomas Odom    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Seaborn Jones    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty J. Scott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald E. Cliborn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert D. Renew    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Roger Booker    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles D. Phillps    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William "Bill" Campbell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Otis Booker    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Al Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Murdock, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Marian Thomas Odom    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donn Abraham (FALLON, IL.)

Mrs. Marguerite Cliborn (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Seaborn Jones (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty H. Grealish (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Tassie Whitlock (BRUNSON, S.C.)

Mr. Charles D. Phillps (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles D. Phillips (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Tutt White (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Henry Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald E. Cliborn (EVANS, Ga.)

Col. Edward F. Bzdula, OD (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie Flint (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Robert D. Renew (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Adolphus Wells, Jr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Beard Smith (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Marian Thomas Odom (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Marian Thomas Odom (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. John Murdock, Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Gunter (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Jack W. Leverett, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Virgil Jolly (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Steward Haynes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lawton O. Hinely (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Mark A. Baucom (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Roger Booker (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Romeo Jackson (PORTLAND, OR.)

Mrs. Betty H. Grealish (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Col. Edward F. Bzdula, OD (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Al Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary D. Frashuer (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)

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

Mr. Willie Otis Booker (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Donald E. Cliborn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert D. Renew (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. William "Bill" Campbell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie M. Williams (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel H. Hollis, Jr. (SPARTA, Ga.)

Overtime

Overtime

American tops again in gymnastics championships

Overtime
In Ancient Olympia, Greece, the curse of the Winter Olympics struck again, with heavy clouds over the birthplace of the ancient games frustrating efforts Sunday to light the flame for Turin using the sun's rays.

Overtime
Central Florida is no longer on South Carolina's 2006 schedule.

Overtime
Central Florida is no longer on South Carolina's 2006 schedule.

American tops again in gymnastics championships
MELBOURNE, Australia - Americans Nastia Liukin, Alicia Sacramone and Chellsie Memmel added two more golds and a silver to the United States' medal haul in the world gymnastics championships Sunday, bringing the total to nine.

American tops again in gymnastics championships
MELBOURNE, Australia - Americans Nastia Liukin, Alicia Sacramone and Chellsie Memmel added two more golds and a silver to the United States' medal haul in the world gymnastics championships Sunday, bringing the total to nine.

Overtime
In Ancient Olympia, Greece, the curse of the Winter Olympics struck again, with heavy clouds over the birthplace of the ancient games frustrating efforts Sunday to light the flame for Turin using the sun's rays.

South Carolina playoff pairings
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Pairings for 2005 South Carolina High School state Class 4A, Class 3A, Class 2A and Class A title games at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. Class 4A Division II plays Dec. 2. All other games are on Dec. 3:

Panthers defeat Bills
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Unable to find Steve Smith, Jake Delhomme settled for another option with the game on the line: third-string tight end Michael Gaines.

Falcons' secondary wary of Smith's skill
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Two weeks ago in Chicago, Steve Smith lived up to his billing as the NFL's leading receiver.

Colts top Steelers for 11th victory
INDIANAPOLIS - Pittsburgh's gamble to start the second half failed, and the Indianapolis Colts made them pay for it as they kept their perfect record intact rolling to a 26-7 victory over the Steelers.

Foster gets bulk of carries for Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carolina Panthers coach John Fox won't say if Stephen Davis will start at running back Sunday when his team plays division rival Atlanta.

Panthers defeat Bills
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Unable to find Steve Smith, Jake Delhomme settled for another option with the game on the line: third-string tight end Michael Gaines.

Foster gets bulk of carries for Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carolina Panthers coach John Fox won't say if Stephen Davis will start at running back Sunday when his team plays division rival Atlanta.

Falcons' secondary wary of Smith's skill
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Two weeks ago in Chicago, Steve Smith lived up to his billing as the NFL's leading receiver.

Colts top Steelers for 11th victory
INDIANAPOLIS - Pittsburgh's gamble to start the second half failed, and the Indianapolis Colts made them pay for it as they kept their perfect record intact rolling to a 26-7 victory over the Steelers.

Eagles back on winning track
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles aren't thinking about injuries, suspensions or arbitration hearings this week.

Eagles back on winning track
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles aren't thinking about injuries, suspensions or arbitration hearings this week.

E! to air fourth season of 'The Simple Life'
NEW YORK - Feuding ex-friends Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie will take "The Simple Life" to E! Entertainment Television in a new format that allows them to have nothing to do with each other.

E! to air fourth season of 'The Simple Life'
NEW YORK - Feuding ex-friends Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie will take "The Simple Life" to E! Entertainment Television in a new format that allows them to have nothing to do with each other.

Heaton loves the family emotions of new TV movie
LOS ANGELES - Her nine years playing a no-nonsense wife on the CBS hit sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond" proved to Patricia Heaton that family strife has universal appeal.

Heaton loves the family emotions of new TV movie

Post-Ted Koppel era begins on 'Nightline'

Heaton loves the family emotions of new TV movie
LOS ANGELES - Her nine years playing a no-nonsense wife on the CBS hit sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond" proved to Patricia Heaton that family strife has universal appeal.

E! to air fourth season of 'The Simple Life'

Post-Ted Koppel era begins on 'Nightline'
NEW YORK - Like a Broadway show in rehearsals too long, the post-Ted Koppel "Nightline" finally has its opening night.

Post-Ted Koppel era begins on 'Nightline'
NEW YORK - Like a Broadway show in rehearsals too long, the post-Ted Koppel "Nightline" finally has its opening night.

People in the News

Chesney cheers for Lady Vols at basketball game

Rod Stewart and fiancee are parents of baby boy

Gang founder's death row drama gains star support

Georgia flies "under the radar"

Georgia flies "under the radar"
ATLANTA - Georgia was supposed to be a Southeastern Conference afterthought.

Dome field advantage for Dogs
Two years ago, as Louisiana State prepared to play Georgia in the Southeastern Conference Championship, LSU coach Nick Saban voiced his desire for the league's title game to rotate from Atlanta's Georgia Dome to a city closer to teams in the SEC Western Division.

Dome field advantage for Dogs

Richt: Winning streak hasn't weakened rivalry
ATLANTA - Despite suggestions that Georgia's superiority in its intrastate rivalry with Georgia Tech has made the game more important for the Yellow Jackets, Georgia coach Mark Richt says bragging rights mean as much as ever for his players.

Georgia flies "under the radar"
ATLANTA - Georgia was supposed to be a Southeastern Conference afterthought.

Dome field advantage for Dogs
Two years ago, as Louisiana State prepared to play Georgia in the Southeastern Conference Championship, LSU coach Nick Saban voiced his desire for the league's title game to rotate from Atlanta's Georgia Dome to a city closer to teams in the SEC Western Division.

Richt: Winning streak hasn't weakened rivalry

Richt: Winning streak hasn't weakened rivalry
ATLANTA - Despite suggestions that Georgia's superiority in its intrastate rivalry with Georgia Tech has made the game more important for the Yellow Jackets, Georgia coach Mark Richt says bragging rights mean as much as ever for his players.

Gamecocks fall in title game
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Ryan Amoroso did Marquette's dirty work under the boards, with 12 rebounds against South Carolina, but his work in overtime really made the Golden Eagles shine Saturday night.

Gamecocks fall in title game
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Ryan Amoroso did Marquette's dirty work under the boards, with 12 rebounds against South Carolina, but his work in overtime really made the Golden Eagles shine Saturday night.

Gamecocks fall in title game

Girl should talk to boyfriend about title of 'biggest flirt'
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I have a boyfriend who is very popular at school and we have a 2-month-old child. The seniors had to vote on the senior superlatives and my boyfriend was voted "Biggest Flirt." How should I feel about that? Should I be mad or what?

Fans of Harry and his friends will be thrilled with 'Goblet'

Fans of Harry and his friends will be thrilled with 'Goblet'
Throughout all of the morning and afternoon of Nov. 18 my mind had been preoccupied.

'Charlie' is sweet treat on screen

Xtreme calendar
O CHRISTMAS TREE: If you've missed your chance to see area tree-lightings, catch the illumination of Augusta State University's tree at 6 p.m. outside the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre on campus, 2500 Walton Way.

Fans of Harry and his friends will be thrilled with 'Goblet'
Throughout all of the morning and afternoon of Nov. 18 my mind had been preoccupied.

Area teens share their vision through a lens
A shadow, a reflection, a shoe. An image becomes frozen in time, framed by a photographer for all to see as a testament to what was, what is and what can be.

Girl should talk to boyfriend about title of 'biggest flirt'
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I have a boyfriend who is very popular at school and we have a 2-month-old child. The seniors had to vote on the senior superlatives and my boyfriend was voted "Biggest Flirt." How should I feel about that? Should I be mad or what?

Area teens share their vision through a lens

Xtreme calendar
O CHRISTMAS TREE: If you've missed your chance to see area tree-lightings, catch the illumination of Augusta State University's tree at 6 p.m. outside the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre on campus, 2500 Walton Way.

Question of the week
Q: Is basing HOPE scholarship eligibility on having at least a 3.0 GPA instead of a numeric average fair?

Question of the week

'Charlie' is sweet treat on screen
Movie director Tim Burton has done it again.

Girl should talk to boyfriend about title of 'biggest flirt'

Area teens share their vision through a lens
A shadow, a reflection, a shoe. An image becomes frozen in time, framed by a photographer for all to see as a testament to what was, what is and what can be.

'Charlie' is sweet treat on screen
Movie director Tim Burton has done it again.

Xtreme calendar

Question of the week
Q: Is basing HOPE scholarship eligibility on having at least a 3.0 GPA instead of a numeric average fair?