Around the block
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of South Carolina Aiken will hold auditions for The Mikado at 7 tonight and Thursday on the main stage at the University of South Carolina Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway.

Events
FESTIVAL OF TREES: Noon to 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; Hampton County Recreation Department, 361 Pine St., Varnville, S.C.

Giving thanks together
Hundreds of people participated in a community Thanksgiving Day dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Alley in Aiken. The event was organized by local churches and volunteers that provided turkey and other entrees. Guests were asked to bring a covered dish, if able. The event included gospel music.

Blessing of the hounds
Children get a chance to pet one of the dogs before the Annual Blessing of the Hounds.

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

Giving thanks together
Hundreds of people participated in a community Thanksgiving Day dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Alley in Aiken. The event was organized by local churches and volunteers that provided turkey and other entrees. Guests were asked to bring a covered dish, if able. The event included gospel music.

School lunch menu
School lunch menu through Dec. 9.

Pet of the week
Casper, a 1-year-old Lhasa apso and Shih Tzu mix, is socialized with other dogs and loves people.

Pet of the week
Casper, a 1-year-old Lhasa apso and Shih Tzu mix, is socialized with other dogs and loves people.

Aiken has merriment, art projects on streets for crowds
Like most retail outlets, the shops in downtown Aiken beckoned to customers with promises of bargains on the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Recreation events
BROTHERS AND SISTERS MEETINGS: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; for boys and girls ages 5 to 18; programs offer tutoring, mentoring, cultural and recreational activities and field trips

Across the river
AGATHA CHRISTIE'S AND THEN THERE WERE NONE: 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show, Thursday-Friday; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon; buffet menu includes roasted pork loin with spiced apples, mesquite baked chicken, marinated bourbon flank steak, scalloped potatoes, rice pilaf, green bean casserole, glazed baby carrots, salad bar and desserts; 793-8552

This week
A.M. Connection: 7:15-8:30 a.m. today; North Augusta Community Center, 110 Brookside Ave.; $8 members with reservations, $10 members without reservations or if billed, $15 nonmembers; 279-2323

Former Winter Colony home is site for many gatherings
Rye Patch - a frequent setting today for weddings, receptions and other community functions - has a history of being the site for lavish parties.

This week
A.M. Connection: 7:15-8:30 a.m. today; North Augusta Community Center, 110 Brookside Ave.; $8 members with reservations, $10 members without reservations or if billed, $15 nonmembers; 279-2323

Beauty pageant bug takes bite out of North Augusta teenager
After finishing in the top 10 in her first state-level pageant, Jessica Baumgardner is hooked.

Attorney general shares concerns with GOP club
Attorney General Henry McMaster has a passion for protecting vulnerable things.

Worthless-checks team makes presence known
Aiken prosecutors have added more ammunition in their fight against bounced checks.

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

Project on signs will help guide people in Aiken
The city of Aiken has a long list of historic buildings and community amenities available to visitors and residents. The directions to the sites, however, are not always accessible.

Library events
AIKEN COUNTY HOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-6 p.m. Sunday

Events
FESTIVAL OF TREES: Noon to 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; Hampton County Recreation Department, 361 Pine St., Varnville, S.C.

Library events
AIKEN COUNTY HOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-6 p.m. Sunday

Aiken has merriment, art projects on streets for crowds
Like most retail outlets, the shops in downtown Aiken beckoned to customers with promises of bargains on the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Across the river
AGATHA CHRISTIE'S AND THEN THERE WERE NONE: 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show, Thursday-Friday; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon; buffet menu includes roasted pork loin with spiced apples, mesquite baked chicken, marinated bourbon flank steak, scalloped potatoes, rice pilaf, green bean casserole, glazed baby carrots, salad bar and desserts; 793-8552

Beauty pageant bug takes bite out of North Augusta teenager
After finishing in the top 10 in her first state-level pageant, Jessica Baumgardner is hooked.

New classrooms bring school's teachers, pupils together
Beth Bancroft said she's enjoying a new sense of camaraderie with her colleagues at Oakwood-Windsor Elementary School.

New classrooms bring school's teachers, pupils together
Beth Bancroft said she's enjoying a new sense of camaraderie with her colleagues at Oakwood-Windsor Elementary School.

School lunch menu
School lunch menu through Dec. 9.

Project on signs will help guide people in Aiken
The city of Aiken has a long list of historic buildings and community amenities available to visitors and residents. The directions to the sites, however, are not always accessible.

Around the block
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of South Carolina Aiken will hold auditions for The Mikado at 7 tonight and Thursday on the main stage at the University of South Carolina Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway.

Former Winter Colony home is site for many gatherings
Rye Patch - a frequent setting today for weddings, receptions and other community functions - has a history of being the site for lavish parties.

Recreation events
BROTHERS AND SISTERS MEETINGS: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; for boys and girls ages 5 to 18; programs offer tutoring, mentoring, cultural and recreational activities and field trips

Worthless-checks team makes presence known
Aiken prosecutors have added more ammunition in their fight against bounced checks.

Blessing of the hounds
Children get a chance to pet one of the dogs before the Annual Blessing of the Hounds.

Attorney general shares concerns with GOP club
Attorney General Henry McMaster has a passion for protecting vulnerable things.

Berenstain Bears co-creator dies at 82
PHILADELPHIA - Stan Berenstain, who with his wife created the popular children's books about a loving furry family called the Berenstain Bears, has died.

Exhibit showcases Currier & Ives' American ideal

Berenstain Bears co-creator dies at 82

Julia Roberts to make on Broadway debut in April
NEW YORK - Paul Rudd and Bradley Cooper will be Julia Roberts' co-stars when the actress opens on Broadway in a revival of Richard Greenberg's "Three Days of Rain."

Julia Roberts to make on Broadway debut in April
NEW YORK - Paul Rudd and Bradley Cooper will be Julia Roberts' co-stars when the actress opens on Broadway in a revival of Richard Greenberg's "Three Days of Rain."

Berenstain Bears co-creator dies at 82
PHILADELPHIA - Stan Berenstain, who with his wife created the popular children's books about a loving furry family called the Berenstain Bears, has died.

Berenstain Bears co-creator dies at 82
PHILADELPHIA - Stan Berenstain, who with his wife created the popular children's books about a loving furry family called the Berenstain Bears, has died.

Julia Roberts to make on Broadway debut in April

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.

With Howry signed, Cubs look for leadoff hitter
CHICAGO - Now that their bullpen is re-stocked, the Chicago Cubs would like to add a leadoff hitter.

With Howry signed, Cubs look for leadoff hitter

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

With Howry signed, Cubs look for leadoff hitter
CHICAGO - Now that their bullpen is re-stocked, the Chicago Cubs would like to add a leadoff hitter.

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.

Tradition is all about forced time together

Vonage fails to meet 911 service deadline

Antitrust suits target Web domain agencies
NEW YORK - Companies that sell and broker Internet domain names have filed two lawsuits against VeriSign Inc. and its oversight agency, accusing them of price-fixing and other anti-competitive practices.

Stocks retreat on Merck, sales data

Signs signal profit ahead

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.

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.

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.

Inner cities bleed jobs despite federal programs

FCC chairman wants cable, satellite TV cleanup

FCC chairman wants cable, satellite TV cleanup
WASHINGTON - Sexed-up, profanity-laced shows on cable and satellite TV should be for adult eyes only, and providers must do more to shield children or could find themselves facing indecency fines, the nation's top communications regulator says.

Court allows sale of aircraft

Court allows sale of aircraft
NEW YORK - A U.S. bankruptcy court judge on Tuesday approved Delta Air Lines Inc.'s request to sell some of its airplanes and to reject an Atlanta office lease.

Highest wage states are in the East, lowest in the South

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.

Antitrust suits target Web domain agencies

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.

Interest rate worries lead to end of rally

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.

Highest wage states are in the East, lowest in the South
WASHINGTON - Americans have been migrating south and west for decades, but it appears they've been leaving some high-paying jobs behind.

Judge questions stock buyback

Vonage fails to meet 911 service deadline
WASHINGTON - Vonage Holdings Corp., the nation's largest non-cable provider of Internet phone service, could be barred from signing up new customers in many markets because it failed to meet the deadline to provide reliable emergency 911 service to all subscribers.

Locos Grill & Pub is growing like crazy
Owners see nothing nuts about a Locos Grill & Pub on Furys Ferry Road in Martinez. There's a development boom going on, and they wanted to join it.

Vonage fails to meet 911 service deadline
WASHINGTON - Vonage Holdings Corp., the nation's largest non-cable provider of Internet phone service, could be barred from signing up new customers in many markets because it failed to meet the deadline to provide reliable emergency 911 service to all subscribers.

Interest rate worries lead to end of rally
NEW YORK - Interest rate concerns stifled Wall Street's attempt to extend its rally Tuesday, even as the market drew support from upbeat reports on factory orders, housing demand and consumer confidence.

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

Signs signal profit ahead
NEW YORK - The outlook for the holiday shopping season brightened Tuesday with news that consumer confidence soared in November in response to a drop in gasoline prices and a pickup in the job market.

Antitrust suits target Web domain agencies
NEW YORK - Companies that sell and broker Internet domain names have filed two lawsuits against VeriSign Inc. and its oversight agency, accusing them of price-fixing and other anti-competitive practices.

Locos Grill & Pub is growing like crazy
Owners see nothing nuts about a Locos Grill & Pub on Furys Ferry Road in Martinez. There's a development boom going on, and they wanted to join it.

FCC chairman wants cable, satellite TV cleanup
WASHINGTON - Sexed-up, profanity-laced shows on cable and satellite TV should be for adult eyes only, and providers must do more to shield children or could find themselves facing indecency fines, the nation's top communications regulator says.

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.

Interest rate worries lead to end of rally
NEW YORK - Interest rate concerns stifled Wall Street's attempt to extend its rally Tuesday, even as the market drew support from upbeat reports on factory orders, housing demand and consumer confidence.

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.

Court allows sale of aircraft
NEW YORK - A U.S. bankruptcy court judge on Tuesday approved Delta Air Lines Inc.'s request to sell some of its airplanes and to reject an Atlanta office lease.

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

Highest wage states are in the East, lowest in the South
WASHINGTON - Americans have been migrating south and west for decades, but it appears they've been leaving some high-paying jobs behind.

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.

Gas retailers duel; customers receive savings

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.

One that got away or pig in a poke?

Drugmaker to reorganize, cut 7,000 jobs

Signs signal profit ahead
NEW YORK - The outlook for the holiday shopping season brightened Tuesday with news that consumer confidence soared in November in response to a drop in gasoline prices and a pickup in the job market.

Locos Grill & Pub is growing like crazy

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Nov. 30, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Nov. 30, 2005.

USC, Texas a win from Rose Bowl

Colorado gets an early present
Reviewing and previewing college football:

Florida-FSU players suspended for fighting
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida State guard Cornelius Lewis and Florida defensive end Derrick Harvey will miss the first half of their next games after being ejected for fighting in the fourth quarter Saturday.

Florida-FSU players suspended for fighting
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida State guard Cornelius Lewis and Florida defensive end Derrick Harvey will miss the first half of their next games after being ejected for fighting in the fourth quarter Saturday.

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
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.

Colorado gets an early present

Florida-FSU players suspended for fighting

Colorado gets an early present
Reviewing and previewing college football:

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.

Resist raid on area's airspace

Political brainwashing
Post-revolution schools in Russia taught students that the czar was an enemy of the people.

Crack down on illegals
It seems whenever Americans want to get serious about stemming the tide of illegal immigration, advocates for the illegals spring up to oppose stiffer measures - not just on the federal level, but the state as well.

Let the rebuilding begin
They enhanced Charles Walker's prison sentence. And he still got off easy.

Political brainwashing
Post-revolution schools in Russia taught students that the czar was an enemy of the people.

Crack down on illegals
It seems whenever Americans want to get serious about stemming the tide of illegal immigration, advocates for the illegals spring up to oppose stiffer measures - not just on the federal level, but the state as well.

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.

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

Black and Blue Friday

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

Political brainwashing

Crack down on illegals

Let the rebuilding begin

Let the rebuilding begin
They enhanced Charles Walker's prison sentence. And he still got off easy.

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.

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.

People in the News
GENEVA - Ricky Martin is joining with a U.N.-affiliated migration organization to fight human trafficking in Colombia.

Rolling Stones to perform at Super Bowl halftime show
DETROIT - The Rolling Stones will take a brief break from touring to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show.

People in the News
GENEVA - Ricky Martin is joining with a U.N.-affiliated migration organization to fight human trafficking in Colombia.

Nick Lachey to navigate marriage in new TV pilot
LOS ANGELES - "Newlyweds" Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson aren't yet divorced, but Lachey is moving on to a new marriage. At least on TV.

Nick Lachey to navigate marriage in new TV pilot
LOS ANGELES - "Newlyweds" Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson aren't yet divorced, but Lachey is moving on to a new marriage. At least on TV.

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

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

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.

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.

Rolling Stones to perform at Super Bowl halftime show
DETROIT - The Rolling Stones will take a brief break from touring to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show.

Got raw milk? Some dairies run afoul of regulators

Vegetarian cooking ideas
CONCORD, N.H. - Forget pairing foods and wine. I need help matching up appetizers and cookies.

Moroccan shrimp made quick and easy
Here's an easy dinner for one of those evenings when you want a little calm, a respite from the seasonal bustle. But time saved is not the only virtue of this pleasing dish - its fine flavor would coax any cook into giving it a place on the menu.

Low-fat Mexican chicken soup recipe
Some soups make a meal, and this one certainly qualifies. You may substitute shrimp for the chicken in the soup if you want to try something different, but it's still a substantial dish.

Low-fat Mexican chicken soup recipe
Some soups make a meal, and this one certainly qualifies. You may substitute shrimp for the chicken in the soup if you want to try something different, but it's still a substantial dish.

Vegetarian cooking ideas
CONCORD, N.H. - Forget pairing foods and wine. I need help matching up appetizers and cookies.

Vegetarian cooking ideas

Moroccan shrimp made quick and easy

Moroccan shrimp made quick and easy
Here's an easy dinner for one of those evenings when you want a little calm, a respite from the seasonal bustle. But time saved is not the only virtue of this pleasing dish - its fine flavor would coax any cook into giving it a place on the menu.

Low-fat Mexican chicken soup recipe

Got raw milk? Some dairies run afoul of regulators
VASHON ISLAND, Wash. - Kelsey Kozak's kitchen is a dairy wonderland. Fresh cheese, yogurt and milk abound, all compliments of Iris, a gentle tan cow who grazes the family's seven-acre property.

Got raw milk? Some dairies run afoul of regulators
VASHON ISLAND, Wash. - Kelsey Kozak's kitchen is a dairy wonderland. Fresh cheese, yogurt and milk abound, all compliments of Iris, a gentle tan cow who grazes the family's seven-acre property.

Georgia Southern fires Sewak
STATESBORO, Ga. - Citing a decline in Georgia Southern's football program, Eagles' athletic director Sam Baker fired coach Mike Sewak and his assistants Tuesday.

Georgia Southern fires Sewak
STATESBORO, Ga. - Citing a decline in Georgia Southern's football program, Eagles' athletic director Sam Baker fired coach Mike Sewak and his assistants Tuesday.

Georgia Southern fires Sewak

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Upcoming events

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Florida's commitment swayed Josey's Marsh

Title game futility will finally end

Tall Knights are too much for Bulldogs

Florida's commitment swayed Josey's Marsh
Anyone wondering where Lawrence Marsh was going to go play college football found out fast Tuesday night. All they had to do was take in a few gestures made by his mother Tuesday night at Josey's James Henry Roundtree Athletic Complex.

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.

Florida's commitment swayed Josey's Marsh
Anyone wondering where Lawrence Marsh was going to go play college football found out fast Tuesday night. All they had to do was take in a few gestures made by his mother Tuesday night at Josey's James Henry Roundtree Athletic Complex.

Hurricane season finally ending
MIAMI - The busiest and costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record officially - and mercifully - draws to a close Wednesday, with hundreds of thousands of Americans still dealing with the devastation wrought by Katrina, Rita and Wilma.

Hurricane season finally ending
MIAMI - The busiest and costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record officially - and mercifully - draws to a close Wednesday, with hundreds of thousands of Americans still dealing with the devastation wrought by Katrina, Rita and Wilma.

Cheese balls are even better if homemade
The weather has cooled down, but the holiday entertaining season is just heating up.

Cheese balls are even better if homemade
The weather has cooled down, but the holiday entertaining season is just heating up.

Cheese balls are even better if homemade

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.

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

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

Recognize voting for what it really is: a desired privilege

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

Bush administration is shameless

Recognize voting for what it really is: a desired privilege
Regarding the upcoming elections, state Rep. Sue Burmeister, R-Augusta, has been belittled in the press for making a politically incorrect memo that "blacks in her district typically vote only when paid to do so." Edouard J. Servy, M.D., Augusta

Recognize voting for what it really is: a desired privilege
Regarding the upcoming elections, state Rep. Sue Burmeister, R-Augusta, has been belittled in the press for making a politically incorrect memo that "blacks in her district typically vote only when paid to do so." Edouard J. Servy, M.D., Augusta

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

PlayStation 3 to offer parental control of game console

Health and fitness calendar

Living briefs

Holiday gifts guide: something for the women

Seniors Calendar

Competitors challenge online mapping leader

Living briefs

Craigslist.org founder working on news venture

Gadgets & gizmos as gifts

Half of Internet users went online for hurricane news

Agency considers freeing up single-letter domains

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.

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.

Gadgets & gizmos as gifts
The world is filled with gadgets, gizmos and odd items carefully designed to make lives easier and more efficient. Technology allows us to turn on a lamp with a clap of the hands, re-cork champagne with the flick of a wrist or completely control 200 channels from the comfort of a couch. Every year, stockings are stuffed with these labor-saving devices, guaranteeing a happy, if slightly more sedentary, New Year.

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.

Agency considers freeing up single-letter domains
NEW YORK - Although Internet domain names may be getting longer or more complex as Web sites creatively squeeze into the crowded ".com" address space, most single-letter names like "a.com" and "b.com" remain unused.

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.

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.

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

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.

Agency considers freeing up single-letter domains
NEW YORK - Although Internet domain names may be getting longer or more complex as Web sites creatively squeeze into the crowded ".com" address space, most single-letter names like "a.com" and "b.com" remain unused.

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.

Gadgets & gizmos as gifts
The world is filled with gadgets, gizmos and odd items carefully designed to make lives easier and more efficient. Technology allows us to turn on a lamp with a clap of the hands, re-cork champagne with the flick of a wrist or completely control 200 channels from the comfort of a couch. Every year, stockings are stuffed with these labor-saving devices, guaranteeing a happy, if slightly more sedentary, New Year.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Legislators consider heat relief

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Gentle man with big voice laid to rest

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

Across South Carolina

Season's greetings
Wesley Maddox, 9, sings carols with his mom at Augusta State University's tree-lighting event outside the Maxwell Theatre.

Alternative courts' guidelines revised

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Longtime DuPont worker, polling manager dies at 77

Program alters school progress system
The tight constraints of the No Child Left Behind Act could get a little looser for Georgia and South Carolina schools.

Bobby Jones Bi-Lo to close
Bi-Lo LLC said today it will close its Bobby Jones Expressway store, effective Saturday.

Gentle man with big voice laid to rest
A gentle man with a voice like a mountain was remembered Tuesday at the funeral Mass for Ephraim J. Williams, a retired teacher and deacon at Catholic Church of the Most Holy Trinity.

Aiken treasurer welcomes changes

Schools ponder three calendars
Columbia County parents might soon get to choose when their children start school.

Trial might be moved in child molestation case

Prices might rise on Lynx game treats
Augusta Lynx fans might have to dig a little deeper to buy a tub of popcorn or cheesy nachos this hockey season if the company contracted to provide concessions at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center succeeds in raising prices on some of its snacks.

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

Former foes take no joy in ruling
The stiff sentence handed to former political power-broker Charles Walker brought swift reaction from throughout the state and Augusta.

Kid of the Day

Aiken treasurer welcomes changes
AIKEN - County Treasurer Linda Sharpe is making procedural changes in her office after a review that showed there was room for improvement.

Efforts to preserve cemetery stay alive

Blocker-Adams hears hostility
The backlash over her endorsement of Deke Copenhaver for mayor over black incumbent Willie Mays has come in many forms for Helen Blocker-Adams.

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

Final report blames switch
AIKEN - The National Transportation Safety Board ruled Tuesday that the "probable cause" behind the Graniteville train crash and chlorine release was an improperly aligned track switch.

Blocker-Adams hears hostility
The backlash over her endorsement of Deke Copenhaver for mayor over black incumbent Willie Mays has come in many forms for Helen Blocker-Adams.

Ex-officer avoids charges in Williston
AIKEN - A former Williston police officer accused of leaving three small children alone last year after arresting their mother won't face any criminal charges.

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.

Police profile mind of shooter
After a door-to-door search, circulation of a composite drawing and a focus on assault-type weapons, authorities still have no face on the man who went on a deadly North Augusta shooting spree last week.

Golf cart leads to accident

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Superintendent in Glascock is cleared

Police profile mind of shooter

Across the Southeast

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Prices might rise on Lynx game treats

Final report blames switch

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.

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Gavel maker's work benefits needy

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

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

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

Across the area

Kid of the Day

Aiken to add Gem Lakes

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.

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Walker receives 10-year sentence
Once one of Georgia's most powerful politicians, former Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker became the state's highest-ranking politician sentenced to prison when he received 121 months Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Augusta.

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.

Across the region
MARIETTA, GA. - A police standoff of more than 10 hours ended after a suspect who shot and wounded a Cobb County sheriff's deputy apparently killed himself, authorities said.

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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.

GreenJackets unveil new logo
The new regime had only one question to answer when it embarked on a logo facelift for the 12-year-old Augusta GreenJackets does it need to be a bug?

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.

Sentencing continues for Walker

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.

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

Former foes take no joy in ruling

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

Season's greetings

Schools ponder three calendars

Final report blames switch
AIKEN - The National Transportation Safety Board ruled Tuesday that the "probable cause" behind the Graniteville train crash and chlorine release was an improperly aligned track switch.

Blocker-Adams hears hostility

Hunt still on for shooter

Walker receives 10-year sentence

Early votes begin pouring in

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.

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 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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

Empty Stocking: Family hurt by train crash asks for help
A divorced mother affected by the Norfolk Southern train derailment in Graniteville will not be able to give her young son a happy Christmas without assistance.

Ex-officer avoids charges in Williston

Walker receives 10-year sentence
Once one of Georgia's most powerful politicians, former Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker became the state's highest-ranking politician sentenced to prison when he received 121 months Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Augusta.

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.

Stores pay off in county
Even with the effects of a new Target shopping center in Evans still months away from being calculated, special purpose local option sales tax collections so far this year in Columbia County have been higher than first projected.

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.

Stores pay off in county

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Empty Stocking: Family hurt by train crash asks for help

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Program alters school progress system

Season's greetings
Wesley Maddox, 9, sings carols with his mom at Augusta State University's tree-lighting event outside the Maxwell Theatre.

Across the region

Aiken treasurer welcomes changes
AIKEN - County Treasurer Linda Sharpe is making procedural changes in her office after a review that showed there was room for improvement.

Across the area

Golf cart leads to accident
ELBERTON, Ga. - An Elbert County quarry worker's successful attempt to move a broken golf cart was the apparent cause of a Thanksgiving Day freight train derailment near Elberton, county 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.

Kid of the Day
Jamari Mills is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

Superintendent in Glascock is cleared
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Glascock County Superintendent Jim Holton has been cleared by the state Professional Standards Commission of allegations that he falsified school attendance records to meet standards in the No Child Left Behind law.

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

Prices might rise on Lynx game treats
Augusta Lynx fans might have to dig a little deeper to buy a tub of popcorn or cheesy nachos this hockey season if the company contracted to provide concessions at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center succeeds in raising prices on some of its snacks.

Former foes take no joy in ruling
The stiff sentence handed to former political power-broker Charles Walker brought swift reaction from throughout the state and Augusta.

Schools ponder three calendars
Columbia County parents might soon get to choose when their children start school.

Police profile mind of shooter
After a door-to-door search, circulation of a composite drawing and a focus on assault-type weapons, authorities still have no face on the man who went on a deadly North Augusta shooting spree last week.

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Across the area
Almost 200 more people voted in day two of advance voting for next week's runoff than Monday, an official said.

Program alters school progress system
The tight constraints of the No Child Left Behind Act could get a little looser for Georgia and South Carolina schools.

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

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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.

Gentle man with big voice laid to rest
A gentle man with a voice like a mountain was remembered Tuesday at the funeral Mass for Ephraim J. Williams, a retired teacher and deacon at Catholic Church of the Most Holy Trinity.

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

Stores pay off in county
Even with the effects of a new Target shopping center in Evans still months away from being calculated, special purpose local option sales tax collections so far this year in Columbia County have been higher than first projected.

Ex-officer avoids charges in Williston
AIKEN - A former Williston police officer accused of leaving three small children alone last year after arresting their mother won't face any criminal charges.

Kid of the Day
Jamari Mills is today's Kid of the Day.

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Today in regional history

Superintendent in Glascock is cleared
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Glascock County Superintendent Jim Holton has been cleared by the state Professional Standards Commission of allegations that he falsified school attendance records to meet standards in the No Child Left Behind law.

Golf cart leads to accident
ELBERTON, Ga. - An Elbert County quarry worker's successful attempt to move a broken golf cart was the apparent cause of a Thanksgiving Day freight train derailment near Elberton, county authorities said.

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.

Better get used to Dogs, Tigers in Dome clash
ATHENS, Ga. - Listening to Mark Richt matter-of-factly rattle off the merits of Saturday's championship opponent triggered a strong reaction.

Better get used to Dogs, Tigers in Dome clash
ATHENS, Ga. - Listening to Mark Richt matter-of-factly rattle off the merits of Saturday's championship opponent triggered a strong reaction.

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.

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.

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.

The Pussycat Dolls - spicing up the music scene

Shakira seduces with new English-language album

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.

The Pussycat Dolls - spicing up the music scene
NEW YORK - It's hard to know what to make of the Pussycat Dolls - even when they're lounging in front of you wearing very little.

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.

Black Sabbath, Miles Davis, among Rock Hall inductees

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.

Enya's latest CD doesn't disappoint

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.

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.

The Pussycat Dolls - spicing up the music scene
NEW YORK - It's hard to know what to make of the Pussycat Dolls - even when they're lounging in front of you wearing very little.

Eagles back on winning track

Foster gets bulk of carries for Panthers

Bengals on Cowher's mind before big game

Falcons' secondary wary of Smith's skill

Colts top Steelers for 11th victory

Mr. Donald E. Cliborn    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Romeo Jackson    (PORTLAND, OR.)

Mr. Virgil Jolly    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Henry C. Gorman    (ELLERSLIE, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Hawkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles H. Myers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Tutt White    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Barton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Robert D. Renew    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Virgil Jolly    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Marian Thomas Odom    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Curtis V. Saylor    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Tutt White    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Adelaide Merritt    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Steward Haynes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Barton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Mark A. Baucom    (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Callaway    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Lawton O. Hinely    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Steward Haynes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Evelyn Gibson    (ISLANDTON, S.C.)

Mr. Virgil Jolly    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Callaway    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Henry C. Gorman    (ELLERSLIE, Ga.)

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

Trevor Galen Atwell    (HUNTSVILLE, AL.)

Mrs. Beatrice Bostic    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Henry Barton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ethel Underwood    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Donald E. Cliborn    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Robert D. Renew    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Marguerite Cliborn    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Gussie Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Virgil Jolly    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Emily Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Thomas L. Hopkins    (WADLEY, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Hawkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Evelyn Gibson    (ISLANDTON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Beatrice Bostic    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Trevor Galen Atwell    (HUNTSVILLE, AL.)

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

Mr. Willie Tutt White    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Marguerite Cliborn    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty J. Scott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Ethel Underwood    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Henry C. Gorman    (ELLERSLIE, Ga.)

Mr. Curtis V. Saylor    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

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

Mr. Robert D. Renew    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Ms. Marian Thomas Odom    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles H. Myers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert D. Renew    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Adelaide Merritt    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Otis Booker    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Gussie Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Romeo Jackson    (PORTLAND, OR.)

Mrs. Emily Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lawton O. Hinely    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas L. Hopkins    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Mark A. Baucom    (HARRISON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Emily Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Virgil Jolly (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Underwood (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie Tutt White (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Otis Booker (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Henry C. Gorman (ELLERSLIE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Thomas L. Hopkins (WADLEY, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Hawkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Beatrice Bostic (MILLEN, Ga.)

Ms. Marian Thomas Odom (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Callaway (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Marguerite Cliborn (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Trevor Galen Atwell (HUNTSVILLE, AL.)

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

Mr. Henry Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Romeo Jackson (PORTLAND, OR.)

Mrs. Gussie Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Curtis V. Saylor (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Steward Haynes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles H. Myers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Adelaide Merritt (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Virgil Jolly (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Gibson (ISLANDTON, S.C.)

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

Augusta stays in cycling's fast lane

Lacy and Calzaghe announce date for title bout

Overtime

Overtime

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

Overtime
North Augusta's Traci Bodner has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Lady Spartans of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C.

Lacy and Calzaghe announce date for title bout
NEW YORK - For Jeff Lacy, a unification bout with Joe Calzaghe is something he's been looking forward to since he won the IBF super middleweight title last year.

Augusta stays in cycling's fast lane
Lance won't be back in the Garden City, but the Tour de Georgia will.

Augusta stays in cycling's fast lane
Lance won't be back in the Garden City, but the Tour de Georgia will.

Overtime
North Augusta's Traci Bodner has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Lady Spartans of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C.

Lacy and Calzaghe announce date for title bout
NEW YORK - For Jeff Lacy, a unification bout with Joe Calzaghe is something he's been looking forward to since he won the IBF super middleweight title last year.

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

Tall Knights are too much for Bulldogs
Both boys basketball teams at Evans and Harlem began their preseason workouts with conditioning drills to keep up their endurance for a long regular season schedule.

Tall Knights are too much for Bulldogs
Both boys basketball teams at Evans and Harlem began their preseason workouts with conditioning drills to keep up their endurance for a long regular season schedule.

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.

Bengals on Cowher's mind before big game
PITTSBURGH - Hours after the Pittsburgh Steelers' worst loss in more than two years, there were no apologies from coach Bill Cowher.

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

Bengals on Cowher's mind before big game
PITTSBURGH - Hours after the Pittsburgh Steelers' worst loss in more than two years, there were no apologies from coach Bill Cowher.

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.

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.

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.

Better get used to Dogs, Tigers in Dome clash

NBC's lead in evening news wars increases

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.

"Desperate Housewives" tops week's ratings
NEW YORK - The demise of creepy pharmacist George on Sunday lifted ABC's "Desperate Housewives" to the top of the weekly Nielsen Media Research rankings.

NBC's lead in evening news wars increases
NEW YORK - As Brian Williams completes his first year as anchor this week, he can take comfort that NBC's "Nightly News" has lately widened its lead in the ratings.

Charlie Brown leads holiday TV pack

FOX signs Simon to long-term deal with 'American Idol'
NEW YORK - Simon Cowell will be insulting prospective singers on "American Idol" for several years to come.

Charlie Brown leads holiday TV pack
LOS ANGELES - Good grief, network executives said when they first saw Charles Schulz's "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

Charlie Brown leads holiday TV pack
LOS ANGELES - Good grief, network executives said when they first saw Charles Schulz's "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

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.

NBC's lead in evening news wars increases
NEW YORK - As Brian Williams completes his first year as anchor this week, he can take comfort that NBC's "Nightly News" has lately widened its lead in the ratings.

FCC chair to cable and satellite TV: clean up your act
WASHINGTON - Declaring television coarser than ever, a top federal regulator served notice on cable and satellite programmers Tuesday to shield children from racy shows or risk coming under sharper government scrutiny.

FCC chair to cable and satellite TV: clean up your act

"Desperate Housewives" tops week's ratings
NEW YORK - The demise of creepy pharmacist George on Sunday lifted ABC's "Desperate Housewives" to the top of the weekly Nielsen Media Research rankings.

"Desperate Housewives" tops week's ratings

FCC chair to cable and satellite TV: clean up your act
WASHINGTON - Declaring television coarser than ever, a top federal regulator served notice on cable and satellite programmers Tuesday to shield children from racy shows or risk coming under sharper government scrutiny.

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

FOX signs Simon to long-term deal with 'American Idol'
NEW YORK - Simon Cowell will be insulting prospective singers on "American Idol" for several years to come.

FOX signs Simon to long-term deal with 'American Idol'

Rod Stewart and fiancee are parents of baby boy

People in the News

People in the News

Nick Lachey to navigate marriage in new TV pilot

Rolling Stones to perform at Super Bowl halftime show

Chesney cheers for Lady Vols at basketball game

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.

Georgia flies "under the radar"

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.

Georgia, LSU have 'special' weapons
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's Thomas Flowers showed how a dangerous punt returner can flip field position in one play against Georgia Tech.

Dome field advantage for Dogs

Georgia, LSU have 'special' weapons

Georgia, LSU have 'special' weapons
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's Thomas Flowers showed how a dangerous punt returner can flip field position in one play against Georgia Tech.

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

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

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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

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.

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.

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

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'
Throughout all of the morning and afternoon of Nov. 18 my mind had been preoccupied.

Area teens share their vision through a lens

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?

Xtreme calendar

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?

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'

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

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

'Charlie' is sweet treat on screen

School lunch menu

Aiken has merriment, art projects on streets for crowds

Worthless-checks team makes presence known

Around the block

This week

Across the river

Blessing of the hounds

Project on signs will help guide people in Aiken

Pet of the week

Giving thanks together

Library events

Attorney general shares concerns with GOP club

Beauty pageant bug takes bite out of North Augusta teenager

New classrooms bring school's teachers, pupils together

Former Winter Colony home is site for many gatherings

Meetings

Events

Recreation events

Hurricane season finally ending