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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

School lunch menu
School lunch menu through Dec. 9.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

School lunch menu
School lunch menu through Dec. 9.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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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

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."

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928

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.

'Nutcracker' newcomer
There is only a flash of discomfort on Peter Powlus' face as he stops, again, to explain one of the finer points of dance.

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.

Galleries calendar

'Nutcracker' newcomer

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928

'Nutcracker' newcomer
There is only a flash of discomfort on Peter Powlus' face as he stops, again, to explain one of the finer points of dance.

Berenstain Bears co-creator dies at 82

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
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

Stocks trade low despite outlook
NEW YORK - Strong growth in the nation's gross domestic product spooked investors and sent stocks mostly lower Wednesday as the data renewed fears that the Federal Reserve would continue raising interest rates.

Court allows sale of aircraft

Plans to renovate center would juggle store lineup
The Village Plaza retail strip on Bobby Jones Expressway is capped at either end by Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores - but a renovation plan proposed by the shopping center's owner could move those stores closer together.

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.

Signs signal profit ahead

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.

Economy stands up to storms
WASHINGTON - The nation's economy demonstrated just how sturdy it is, posting its best quarterly showing in more than a year despite the Gulf Coast hurricanes.

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.

FCC chairman wants cable, satellite TV cleanup

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.

Interest rate worries lead to end of rally

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.

Judge halts BlackBerry case settlement
RICHMOND, Va. - A federal judge ruled invalid Wednesday a $450 million settlement between a small patent holding firm and the maker of BlackBerry e-mail devices, Research in Motion Ltd.

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.

Plans to renovate center would juggle store lineup

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 halts BlackBerry case settlement
RICHMOND, Va. - A federal judge ruled invalid Wednesday a $450 million settlement between a small patent holding firm and the maker of BlackBerry e-mail devices, Research in Motion Ltd.

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.

Vonage fails to meet 911 service deadline

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Plans to renovate center would juggle store lineup
The Village Plaza retail strip on Bobby Jones Expressway is capped at either end by Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores - but a renovation plan proposed by the shopping center's owner could move those stores closer together.

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.

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

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.

Economy stands up to storms

Stocks trade low despite outlook

Judge halts BlackBerry case settlement

Stocks trade low despite outlook
NEW YORK - Strong growth in the nation's gross domestic product spooked investors and sent stocks mostly lower Wednesday as the data renewed fears that the Federal Reserve would continue raising interest rates.

Economy stands up to storms
WASHINGTON - The nation's economy demonstrated just how sturdy it is, posting its best quarterly showing in more than a year despite the Gulf Coast hurricanes.

Antitrust suits target Web domain agencies

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Editorial cartoon for Dec. 1, 2005.

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Editorial cartoon for Dec. 1, 2005.

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Editorial cartoon for Nov. 30, 2005.

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Editorial cartoon for Nov. 30, 2005.

Colorado gets an early present
Reviewing and previewing college football:

Florida-FSU players suspended for fighting

UT recruiting not expected to suffer
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Most analysts believed Tennessee had one of the top three recruiting classes last year.

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.

UT recruiting not expected to suffer

UT recruiting not expected to suffer
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Most analysts believed Tennessee had one of the top three recruiting classes last year.

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.

Colorado gets an early present
Reviewing and previewing college football:

Colorado gets an early present

Jags drop Peach Belt openers

Pray that nave peace lovers are saved
Christianity is built on the rock of pacifism - but it does not exclude common sense. Whatever got into the minds of the four Christian peace activists - an American, a Briton and two Canadians - who protested the war in Iraq and got captured by the Islamofascists?

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.

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.

Pray that nave peace lovers are saved

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

Keep Freddie Handy

Keep Freddie Handy
Tuesday's runoff election for mayor will say a lot about what Augusta will be like in the near future.

Let the rebuilding begin

Pray that nave peace lovers are saved
Christianity is built on the rock of pacifism - but it does not exclude common sense. Whatever got into the minds of the four Christian peace activists - an American, a Briton and two Canadians - who protested the war in Iraq and got captured by the Islamofascists?

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

Keep Freddie Handy
Tuesday's runoff election for mayor will say a lot about what Augusta will be like in the near future.

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

Political brainwashing

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

Spotted
For more photos, log on to The Augusta Chronicle's

People in the News
NEW YORK - Sienna Miller wants to move past what she calls a "tumultuous year."

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

Julia Roberts again tops list of highest-paid actresses
LOS ANGELES - Julia Roberts, who didn't star in a film this year, is again at the top of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses - at $20 million per movie - according to an annual power list.

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

Julia Roberts again tops list of highest-paid actresses
LOS ANGELES - Julia Roberts, who didn't star in a film this year, is again at the top of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses - at $20 million per movie - according to an annual power list.

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.

'Without Warning' is fun, but could have been better
Without Warning is full of contradictions. It's not bad, but it's not great, either. It's not a first-person shooter, but it's close enough. It's not difficult, but it's not easy.

Club calendar
Ready for a night out? Here are some highlights of entertainment at Augusta area nightspots:

People in the News
NEW YORK - Sienna Miller wants to move past what she calls a "tumultuous year."

'Without Warning' is fun, but could have been better
Without Warning is full of contradictions. It's not bad, but it's not great, either. It's not a first-person shooter, but it's close enough. It's not difficult, but it's not easy.

Club calendar
Ready for a night out? Here are some highlights of entertainment at Augusta area nightspots:

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

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.

Spotted
For more photos, log on to The Augusta Chronicle's

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.

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.

IRS warns against e-mailed tax refund scam
WASHINGTON - The nation's tax collectors warned consumers Wednesday not to be fooled by a bogus e-mail that appears to come from the Internal Revenue Service and promises a tax refund.

IRS warns against e-mailed tax refund scam
WASHINGTON - The nation's tax collectors warned consumers Wednesday not to be fooled by a bogus e-mail that appears to come from the Internal Revenue Service and promises a tax refund.

IRS warns against e-mailed tax refund scam

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.

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

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

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

Low-fat Mexican chicken soup recipe

Vegetarian cooking ideas

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.

Moroccan shrimp made quick and easy

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.

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.

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.

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

GreenJackets unveil new logos, Web site
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?

GreenJackets unveil new logos, Web site
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?

Upcoming events

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

GreenJackets unveil new logos, Web site

Tickets going fast for contest

Florida's commitment swayed Josey's Marsh

Tall Knights are too much for Bulldogs

Tickets going fast for contest
Will anyone be at home in Lincoln County or Wilkes County on Friday night?

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.

Tickets going fast for contest
Will anyone be at home in Lincoln County or Wilkes County on Friday night?

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.

Red Wings' Fischer again treated at hospital
DETROIT - Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer had another abnormal heartbeat this week and returned to the hospital for treatment.

Red Wings' Fischer again treated at hospital

Red Wings' Fischer again treated at hospital
DETROIT - Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer had another abnormal heartbeat this week and returned to the hospital for treatment.

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

Show resolve by remaining in Iraq

Recognize voting for what it really is: a desired privilege

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

Medicare: the next big boondoggle

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

Medicare: the next big boondoggle
The state of Massachusetts used $14 billion in federal taxpayer dollars to build a tunnel that was supposed to cost $2 billion.Herbert A. Edney IV, Augusta

Show resolve by remaining in Iraq
Run away and hide? Again? Once again the weasels in the media and their quisling, accomplice politicians are clamoring for America to abandon our responsibilities.Robert B. Rackliffe, North Augusta, S.C.

Medicare: the next big boondoggle
The state of Massachusetts used $14 billion in federal taxpayer dollars to build a tunnel that was supposed to cost $2 billion.Herbert A. Edney IV, Augusta

Show resolve by remaining in Iraq
Run away and hide? Again? Once again the weasels in the media and their quisling, accomplice politicians are clamoring for America to abandon our responsibilities.Robert B. Rackliffe, North Augusta, S.C.

Saturn's largest moon has dramatic weather

Scores of new stamps slated for 2006

Gadgets & gizmos as gifts

Living briefs

Agency considers freeing up single-letter domains

Scores of new stamps slated for 2006
WASHINGTON - Motorcycles and skiers, baseball players and lovers, a 40-stamp series featuring America's biggest, tallest and deepest, from sea cliffs to bison to waterfalls and lakes. They're all commemoratives planned for next year by the U.S. Postal Service.

Saturn's largest moon has dramatic weather
PARIS - Saturn's planet-size moon Titan has dramatic weather, with freezing temperatures, carbon- and nitrogen-rich clouds and possibly lightning, scientists said Wednesday, describing a world that may have looked like Earth before life developed.

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.

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

Scores of new stamps slated for 2006
WASHINGTON - Motorcycles and skiers, baseball players and lovers, a 40-stamp series featuring America's biggest, tallest and deepest, from sea cliffs to bison to waterfalls and lakes. They're all commemoratives planned for next year by the U.S. Postal Service.

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

Saturn's largest moon has dramatic weather
PARIS - Saturn's planet-size moon Titan has dramatic weather, with freezing temperatures, carbon- and nitrogen-rich clouds and possibly lightning, scientists said Wednesday, describing a world that may have looked like Earth before life developed.

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.

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.

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.

Lynx go down at end

Lynx go down at end
With overtime looming in a tight 3-3 contest, Pensacola's Luke Fulghum took advantage of a slight Augusta mistake and knocked in the game-winner Wednesday night.

Lynx go down at end
With overtime looming in a tight 3-3 contest, Pensacola's Luke Fulghum took advantage of a slight Augusta mistake and knocked in the game-winner Wednesday night.

Across the area

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

$2.9 million budget gets board's OK

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.

Testing is key to prevention, experts say

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.

Chairman is urged to skip vote

Empty Stocking Fund Donations
Previously acknowledged: $0.00

Home heating aid is almost frozen
Those planning to head to May Park today to sign up for help with their winter heating bills should just stay home and try to stay warm.

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

Holiday scenes
Susan Willis, of Anderson, S.C., paints holiday scenes on a window at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar in Anderson.

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.

Tax relief tops early bills
COLUMBIA - Long term, state Sen. Greg Ryberg favors eliminating South Carolina's property tax.

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.

Leader explains landfill closure
Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross says getting out of the landfill business is in Columbia County's best interest - a move he feels most support.

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

Holiday scenes

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

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.

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.

$2.9 million budget gets board's OK
The Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center's newly approved $2.9 million budget for fiscal year 2005-06 includes $41,818 for full-time employees' pay raises and $300,000 designed to increase revenue at the downtown entertainment complex.

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.

Kid of the Day
A'Kyiah Leta Stephens is today's Kid of the Day.

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

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.

Prices might rise on Lynx game treats

Columbia County will gain pupils

Golf cart leads to accident

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.

Schools ponder three calendars

New Arch Foundation has raised $9 million

Former foes take no joy in ruling

Across Georgia

Empty Stocking: Family hurt by train crash asks for help

Tax relief tops early bills

Missing Augusta woman found in Walterboro, S.C.
An Augusta woman whose family had reported her missing earlier today was found tonight by authorities in Walterboro, S.C.

Across Georgia
NEWTON - Two police officers face charges of involuntary manslaughter in a shootout that killed the husband of Newton's mayor-elect.

Testing is key to prevention, experts say
Richard Presnell has seen drugs change the face of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States, but he knows who is still at risk from the disease.

Empty Stocking: Children put electricity on Christmas wish list
An Evans woman with two young children needs financial help this winter to get the family's electricity turned back on.

Across the region

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.

Superintendent in Glascock is cleared

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.

Stores pay off in county

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.

Pay, discipline problems pain substitute teachers
They have the same responsibilities as a teacher, but they have a tougher job and get paid less.

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New Arch Foundation has raised $9 million
ATLANTA - The University of Georgia's new Arch Foundation, which took over for the UGA Foundation, has already raised more than $9 million, officials say.

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

New Arch Foundation has raised $9 million
ATLANTA - The University of Georgia's new Arch Foundation, which took over for the UGA Foundation, has already raised more than $9 million, officials say.

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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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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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.

Kid of the Day

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.

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Kid of the Day

$2.9 million budget gets board's OK
The Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center's newly approved $2.9 million budget for fiscal year 2005-06 includes $41,818 for full-time employees' pay raises and $300,000 designed to increase revenue at the downtown entertainment complex.

Final report blames switch

Kid of the Day
A'Kyiah Leta Stephens is today's Kid of the Day.

Gentle man with big voice laid to rest

The policy of prayer

Empty Stocking Fund Donations

Leader explains landfill closure

Program alters school progress system

Home heating aid is almost frozen

Ex-officer avoids charges in Williston

Empty Stocking Fund Totals

Across the area

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A report that measures how much money is being spent on anti-smoking efforts ranked South Carolina at the bottom for the second year in a row.

Aiken treasurer welcomes changes

Across South Carolina

The policy of prayer
AIKEN - The North Augusta City Council typically opens all of its meetings with an invocation.

Empty Stocking: Children put electricity on Christmas wish list

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Across the area
The behavioral profile authorities released of the gunman who went on a shooting rampage in North Augusta has yielded numerous tips but no arrest yet, according to North Augusta Public Safety officers.

Empty Stocking: Children put electricity on Christmas wish list
An Evans woman with two young children needs financial help this winter to get the family's electricity turned back on.

The policy of prayer
AIKEN - The North Augusta City Council typically opens all of its meetings with an invocation.

Empty Stocking: Children put electricity on Christmas wish list
An Evans woman with two young children needs financial help this winter to get the family's electricity turned back on.

Pay, discipline problems pain substitute teachers
They have the same responsibilities as a teacher, but they have a tougher job and get paid less.

Leader explains landfill closure
Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross says getting out of the landfill business is in Columbia County's best interest - a move he feels most support.

Testing is key to prevention, experts say
Richard Presnell has seen drugs change the face of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States, but he knows who is still at risk from the disease.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Season's greetings

Police profile mind of shooter

Home heating aid is almost frozen
Those planning to head to May Park today to sign up for help with their winter heating bills should just stay home and try to stay warm.

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.

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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?

Across the area
The behavioral profile authorities released of the gunman who went on a shooting rampage in North Augusta has yielded numerous tips but no arrest yet, according to North Augusta Public Safety officers.

Walker receives 10-year sentence

Across Georgia
NEWTON - Two police officers face charges of involuntary manslaughter in a shootout that killed the husband of Newton's mayor-elect.

News you can use

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A report that measures how much money is being spent on anti-smoking efforts ranked South Carolina at the bottom for the second year in a row.

Chairman is urged to skip vote
A Columbia County homeowners association president is calling for county Planning Commission Chairman Ron Thigpen to recuse himself from a rezoning request for a massive development in the Greenbrier District at tonight's commission meeting.

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.

Columbia County will gain pupils
More than 600 new students are projected to further crowd the hallways of Columbia County schools next year.

Holiday scenes
Susan Willis, of Anderson, S.C., paints holiday scenes on a window at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar in Anderson.

Blocker-Adams hears hostility

Columbia County will gain pupils
More than 600 new students are projected to further crowd the hallways of Columbia County schools next year.

Empty Stocking Fund Totals
Previously acknowledged: $5,005.36

Chairman is urged to skip vote
A Columbia County homeowners association president is calling for county Planning Commission Chairman Ron Thigpen to recuse himself from a rezoning request for a massive development in the Greenbrier District at tonight's commission meeting.

Tax relief tops early bills
COLUMBIA - Long term, state Sen. Greg Ryberg favors eliminating South Carolina's property tax.

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Pay, discipline problems pain substitute teachers

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.

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.

'Penguins' is a chronicle of cool quest for love
There's nothing quite as motivated as a penguin in love.

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

Film looks at the music and influence of Minutemen

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

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'Penguins' is a chronicle of cool quest for love

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's new in home video and DVD releases, and a calendar of what's coming:

'Penguins' is a chronicle of cool quest for love
There's nothing quite as motivated as a penguin in love.

New home-video releases

Film looks at the music and influence of Minutemen
Nearly 20 years after its tragic end, the San Pedro, Calif., punk combo the Minutemen are coming to the Soul Bar.

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's new in home video and DVD releases, and a calendar of what's coming:

Film looks at the music and influence of Minutemen
Nearly 20 years after its tragic end, the San Pedro, Calif., punk combo the Minutemen are coming to the Soul Bar.

Holiday concert kicks off Christmas
For Les Reagan, the executive director of the Augusta Opera, The Edward Bradberry Holiday Concert at St. Paul's Episcopal Church is as much about staying the same as trying new things.

Holiday concert kicks off Christmas

The Pussycat Dolls - spicing up the music scene

'Stubbs' features new take on classic rock hits
Like letting the living dead loose in unsuspecting suburbia, having current indie rock acts reinterpret classic hits of the '50s for a videogame soundtrack seems like a recipe for disaster.

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.

'Stubbs' features new take on classic rock hits
Like letting the living dead loose in unsuspecting suburbia, having current indie rock acts reinterpret classic hits of the '50s for a videogame soundtrack seems like a recipe for disaster.

Holiday concert kicks off Christmas
For Les Reagan, the executive director of the Augusta Opera, The Edward Bradberry Holiday Concert at St. Paul's Episcopal Church is as much about staying the same as trying new things.

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.

'Stubbs' features new take on classic rock hits

Home to Hall of Fame to be announced soon
The biggest announcement expected this week at the year-ending awards banquet is the winner of the NASCAR Hall of Fame sweepstakes.

On top of the world
NEW YORK - Tony Stewart checked into the presidential suite at the posh Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Monday.

On top of the world
NEW YORK - Tony Stewart checked into the presidential suite at the posh Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Monday.

Racing Newsmaker: Greg Zipadelli

Racing Newsmaker: Greg Zipadelli
Crew chief Greg Zipadelli (above) won his second NASCAR Nextel Cup Series championship in four years when Tony Stewart led the standings in nine of 10 weeks during the Chase for the Championship.

Racing Newsmaker: Greg Zipadelli
Crew chief Greg Zipadelli (above) won his second NASCAR Nextel Cup Series championship in four years when Tony Stewart led the standings in nine of 10 weeks during the Chase for the Championship.

On top of the world

Home to Hall of Fame to be announced soon
The biggest announcement expected this week at the year-ending awards banquet is the winner of the NASCAR Hall of Fame sweepstakes.

Home to Hall of Fame to be announced soon

Remarks by President Bush on the War on Terror
WASHINGTON - The following is a transcript of remarks by President Bush on the War on Terror:

Remarks by President Bush on the War on Terror
WASHINGTON - The following is a transcript of remarks by President Bush on the War on Terror:

Remarks by President Bush on the War on Terror

Jags drop Peach Belt openers
DAHLONEGA, Ga. - Augusta State's women slowed down North Georgia College & State's offense, but not enough to get the victory.

Jags drop Peach Belt openers
DAHLONEGA, Ga. - Augusta State's women slowed down North Georgia College & State's offense, but not enough to get the victory.

Bengals on Cowher's mind before big game

Season can continue for those missing the playoffs

Panthers hope to bring down Falcons

Mr. Donn Abraham, Sr.    (FALLON, IL.)

Mr. William Hawkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ruth L. Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Virgil Jolly    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Robert D. Renew    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Gussie Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Underwood    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Jean Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Trevor Galen Atwell    (HUNTSVILLE, AL.)

Mr. Brian M. Bojanowski    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Barton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donn Abraham, Sr.    (FALLON, IL.)

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

Trevor Galen Atwell    (HUNTSVILLE, AL.)

Mrs. Beatrice Bostic    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary E. Jennings    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Emily Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jose Escobedo    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Nancy Giles    (DEEPSTEP, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Maggie W. Conn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah L. Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Anderson    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Frances Anderson    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Gussie Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Charles Myers    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ella Lou Stokes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Hawkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gussie Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Bostic    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Lanna Kaley Sapp    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

Ms. Bobbie Wallace    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Bennie Taylor    (WALDORF, MD.)

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

Mr. Fred L. Salley, Sr.    (SALLEY, S.C.)

Mr. William Hawkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Charles Myers    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ella Lou Stokes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ruth L. Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Virgil Jolly    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Jean Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Nancy Giles    (DEEPSTEP, Ga.)

Mrs. Gussie Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Hawkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Paul Daniel Greer    (DICKSON, TN.)

Mr. Robert D. Renew    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Daniel Greer    (DICKSON, TN.)

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

Mrs. Sarah L. Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Underwood    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Cora Alston    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Charles Abney    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Ms. Bobbie Wallace    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Abney    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cora Alston    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Bennie Taylor    (WALDORF, MD.)

Mr. Brian M. Bojanowski    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Lanna Kaley Sapp    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie W. Conn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred L. Salley, Sr.    (SALLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Jose Escobedo    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Lanna Kaley Sapp (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Jean Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Ethel Underwood (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. William Hawkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Daniel Greer (DICKSON, TN.)

Mr. Henry Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie W. Conn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Emily Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Lou Stokes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Taylor (WALDORF, MD.)

Mr. William Hawkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary E. Jennings (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Anderson (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Brian M. Bojanowski (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cora Alston (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Bobbie Wallace (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Gussie Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Abney (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Charles Myers (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Beatrice Bostic (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Donn Abraham, Sr. (FALLON, IL.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Gussie Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred L. Salley, Sr. (SALLEY, S.C.)

Trevor Galen Atwell (HUNTSVILLE, AL.)

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

Mr. Virgil Jolly (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Giles (DEEPSTEP, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jose Escobedo (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Sarah L. Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ruth L. Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Slowing down in southland

Augusta stays in cycling's fast lane

Lacy and Calzaghe announce date for title bout

Overtime

Overtime

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
In Winter Garden, Fla., former Thomson resident Franklin Langham and Aiken's Matt Hendrix are off to fast starts in the 108-hole PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament.

Overtime
In Winter Garden, Fla., former Thomson resident Franklin Langham and Aiken's Matt Hendrix are off to fast starts in the 108-hole PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament.

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.

Slowing down in southland
Two Olympic coaches who have built their lives on the ice will spend their golden years in the sun.

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

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.

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.

Slowing down in southland
Two Olympic coaches who have built their lives on the ice will spend their golden years in the sun.

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.

Season can continue for those missing the playoffs
After Monday night the season will be over for some of you. Your season of peaks and valleys will have finally come to a merciful end.

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.

Panthers hope to bring down Falcons
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - No player frustrates the Carolina Panthers quite like Michael Vick does.

Season can continue for those missing the playoffs
After Monday night the season will be over for some of you. Your season of peaks and valleys will have finally come to a merciful end.

Panthers hope to bring down Falcons
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - No player frustrates the Carolina Panthers quite like Michael Vick does.

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.

WGAC was launchpad for many country, bluegrass artists in area

Ultra-Orthodox Jews turn camera store into big business
NEW YORK - Every morning except Saturday, the buses stop at a bustling corner of Manhattan, and bearded men in dark suits and felt hats, some clutching prayer books and speaking Yiddish, step onto the sidewalk and disappear into a brick building.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews turn camera store into big business
NEW YORK - Every morning except Saturday, the buses stop at a bustling corner of Manhattan, and bearded men in dark suits and felt hats, some clutching prayer books and speaking Yiddish, step onto the sidewalk and disappear into a brick building.

WGAC was launchpad for many country, bluegrass artists in area
You wouldn't expect in today's crowded, Augusta-area radio market that one broadcast station would welcome a competitor to the airwaves, but that's what happened when WGAC-AM (580) went on the air 65 years ago today.

WGAC was launchpad for many country, bluegrass artists in area
You wouldn't expect in today's crowded, Augusta-area radio market that one broadcast station would welcome a competitor to the airwaves, but that's what happened when WGAC-AM (580) went on the air 65 years ago today.

Rowing enthusiast enjoys being a coach
On a recent morning last month, Petty Officer 1st Class Roric "Ro" Ralph took a small boat onto the Savannah River to be closer to two of the rowers he coaches with the Augusta Rowing Club.

Across the river
CHOLESTEROL SCREENINGS: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday-Friday; Kmart, 310 East Martintown Road, North Augusta; basic cholesterol screening, $15; tests for diabetes, liver function, Prostate Specific Antigen more; 278-3673

Salvation Army struggles to meet needs
Christmas is a time for giving, but many organizations, including the Salvation Army, have struggled this year to raise funds for several of its Christmas programs due to Hurricane Katrina.

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

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

Military milestones
- Fort Gordon has announced the following honors:

Events
TOY RUN FOR THE FOSTER CHILDREN OF LINCOLN COUNTY: 10 a.m. Saturday; American Legion Post 194, 1121 American Legion Road, Lincolnton; barbecue lunch; silent auction, drawing, door prizes, bring unwrapped toy; (706) 359-1110

School lunch menu
Richmond County school lunch menu through Dec. 0.

Public can get healthy lesson at MCG program
To many people, going to the doctor is a frightening experience, but through the Medical College of Georgia's Mini Medical School, patients are able to gain a sense of ease and familiarity with the medical field.

Milestones
Regina Wynn has been named the 2005 Outstanding Soror by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Augusta Alumni chapter.

Across the river
CHOLESTEROL SCREENINGS: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday-Friday; Kmart, 310 East Martintown Road, North Augusta; basic cholesterol screening, $15; tests for diabetes, liver function, Prostate Specific Antigen more; 278-3673

For the record
Indictments, paroles, divorces and sentencings.

Recycling centers
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations:

Richmond Academy's JROTC takes championship
Facing fierce competition from several other high schools, the Academy of Richmond County Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Raider Team won the sixth annual Brigade State Raider Championship in Commerce, Ga., on Nov. 19.

Meetings
AUGUSTA AREA NEWCOMERS: First Tuesdays; call for locations; 447-8696 or home.comcast.net/~augnewcomers/AugustaAreaNewcomers

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

Around the block
The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre will present Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None tonight and Friday in Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., dinner begins at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.

Hyde Park residents wounded by pollution's aftermath
Lined with single-dwelling family homes, some made of wood, others brick, Hyde Park is a neighborhood that always has been a self-sustaining community - looking after one another.

For the record
Indictments, paroles, divorces and sentencings.

Public can get healthy lesson at MCG program
To many people, going to the doctor is a frightening experience, but through the Medical College of Georgia's Mini Medical School, patients are able to gain a sense of ease and familiarity with the medical field.

Army band delivers musical gift to the community
The U.S. Army Signal Corps Band will present its annual holiday concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at First Baptist Church of Augusta.

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

Richmond Academy's JROTC takes championship
Facing fierce competition from several other high schools, the Academy of Richmond County Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Raider Team won the sixth annual Brigade State Raider Championship in Commerce, Ga., on Nov. 19.

Salvation Army struggles to meet needs
Christmas is a time for giving, but many organizations, including the Salvation Army, have struggled this year to raise funds for several of its Christmas programs due to Hurricane Katrina.

Rower feels right at home along the Savannah River
Thomas Evans has tried other sports but none have been as exhilarating to him as rowing.

Recreation
FORT DISCOVERY HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

Recreation
FORT DISCOVERY HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

CSRA Bridge Results
CSRA Bridge Results for Nov. 21-27.

Library events
BOOKMOBILE SATURDAY SERVICE: The Bookmobile will be available in the Target parking lot, 235 Robert C. Daniels Jr. Parkway, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Services include registering for a library card, and checking out and returning books.

Library events
BOOKMOBILE SATURDAY SERVICE: The Bookmobile will be available in the Target parking lot, 235 Robert C. Daniels Jr. Parkway, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Services include registering for a library card, and checking out and returning books.

This week
Member holiday drop-in: 6- p.m. today; Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.; activities, entertainment and refreshments for members; 821-0646

Army band delivers musical gift to the community
The U.S. Army Signal Corps Band will present its annual holiday concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at First Baptist Church of Augusta.

Military milestones
- Fort Gordon has announced the following honors:

This week
Member holiday drop-in: 6- p.m. today; Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.; activities, entertainment and refreshments for members; 821-0646

Milestones
Regina Wynn has been named the 2005 Outstanding Soror by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Augusta Alumni chapter.

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Ryan Wehmeyer, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Ryan Wehmeyer, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Events
TOY RUN FOR THE FOSTER CHILDREN OF LINCOLN COUNTY: 10 a.m. Saturday; American Legion Post 194, 1121 American Legion Road, Lincolnton; barbecue lunch; silent auction, drawing, door prizes, bring unwrapped toy; (706) 359-1110

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.

Community spotlight
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE MISSION: "Our mission is to help families of children who are seriously injured or ill, in state or local hospitals," said Joy Freeman, the administrative assistant.

Recycling centers
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations:

Rower feels right at home along the Savannah River
Thomas Evans has tried other sports but none have been as exhilarating to him as rowing.

Community spotlight
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE MISSION: "Our mission is to help families of children who are seriously injured or ill, in state or local hospitals," said Joy Freeman, the administrative assistant.

AARP teaches drivers how to be safe
To many, driving is a symbol of independence. There comes a time, however, when families must make the decision whether to let their aging parents continue to get behind the wheel of a car.

Volunteer give glimpse of Christmas House's work
Santa's elves have been shopping for children of military families, and on Nov. 21 the public got a glimpse into Christmas House where the needy military families will pick up the items.

Choral concert will help transplant foundation
Paula Shuff joined The Harmony River Chorus of Sweet Adelines International nearly eight years ago when her family moved to the area. She discovered that her soft voice found a home among the women's barbershop repertoire.

AARP teaches drivers how to be safe
To many, driving is a symbol of independence. There comes a time, however, when families must make the decision whether to let their aging parents continue to get behind the wheel of a car.

Hyde Park residents wounded by pollution's aftermath
Lined with single-dwelling family homes, some made of wood, others brick, Hyde Park is a neighborhood that always has been a self-sustaining community - looking after one another.

Rowing enthusiast enjoys being a coach
On a recent morning last month, Petty Officer 1st Class Roric "Ro" Ralph took a small boat onto the Savannah River to be closer to two of the rowers he coaches with the Augusta Rowing Club.

Volunteer give glimpse of Christmas House's work
Santa's elves have been shopping for children of military families, and on Nov. 21 the public got a glimpse into Christmas House where the needy military families will pick up the items.

Nurseries, tree lots beckon holiday shoppers
The scent of fraser firs, a scent synonymous with Christmas, was strong as Jenny Addie recently talked about her nursery's large selection of freshly cut and live trees.

Nurseries, tree lots beckon holiday shoppers
The scent of fraser firs, a scent synonymous with Christmas, was strong as Jenny Addie recently talked about her nursery's large selection of freshly cut and live trees.

Choral concert will help transplant foundation
Paula Shuff joined The Harmony River Chorus of Sweet Adelines International nearly eight years ago when her family moved to the area. She discovered that her soft voice found a home among the women's barbershop repertoire.

Meetings
AUGUSTA AREA NEWCOMERS: First Tuesdays; call for locations; 447-8696 or home.comcast.net/~augnewcomers/AugustaAreaNewcomers

School lunch menu
Richmond County school lunch menu through Dec. 0.

CSRA Bridge Results
CSRA Bridge Results for Nov. 21-27.

Around the block
The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre will present Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None tonight and Friday in Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., dinner begins at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.

Rowing enthusiast enjoys being a coach

Hyde Park residents wounded by pollution's aftermath

This week

Recycling centers

Salvation Army struggles to meet needs

AARP teaches drivers how to be safe

Richmond Academy's JROTC takes championship

Richmond County restaurant ratings

CSRA Bridge Results

Post Happenings

School lunch menu

Nurseries, tree lots beckon holiday shoppers

Across the river

Choral concert will help transplant foundation

Around the block

Pet of the week

Army band delivers musical gift to the community

Rower feels right at home along the Savannah River

Georgia Farmers Market

Public can get healthy lesson at MCG program

Military milestones

Meetings

Events

Library events

Volunteer give glimpse of Christmas House's work

Recreation

For the record

Community spotlight

Milestones

Better get used to Dogs, Tigers in Dome clash

Fans find campy exploitation films engaging and endearing

"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.

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.

"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.

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

Networks offer competing Pope John Paul II biopics
NEW YORK - Controversial depictions of romance, heroism, anti-Communism and molestation scandals are part of two new biopics on the life of Pope John Paul II.

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.

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

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.

Networks offer competing Pope John Paul II biopics
NEW YORK - Controversial depictions of romance, heroism, anti-Communism and molestation scandals are part of two new biopics on the life of Pope John Paul II.

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

"Desperate Housewives" tops week's ratings

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.

NBC's lead in evening news wars increases

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.

Networks offer competing Pope John Paul II biopics
NEW YORK - Controversial depictions of romance, heroism, anti-Communism and molestation scandals are part of two new biopics on the life of Pope John Paul II.

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.

Charlie Brown leads holiday TV pack

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

People in the News

Club calendar

Spotted

Applause calendar

Rolling Stones to perform at Super Bowl halftime show

People in the News

Julia Roberts again tops list of highest-paid actresses

Nick Lachey to navigate marriage in new TV pilot

'Without Warning' is fun, but could have been better

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, 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.

Fans find campy exploitation films engaging and endearing
Despite their best intentions, some filmmakers never seem quite capable of making a quality motion picture. They strive for How Green Was My Valley, but end up with Valley of the Dolls. Lloyd Kaufman and the crew at Troma Entertainment never had high aspirations. Success for them is measured in fake blood and low humor, in imaginative concepts and a unique brand of tongue-in-cheek self-depreciation that makes their low-budget exploitation flicks interesting, engaging and, yes, endearing. Here are a few favorites:

Fans find campy exploitation films engaging and endearing
Despite their best intentions, some filmmakers never seem quite capable of making a quality motion picture. They strive for How Green Was My Valley, but end up with Valley of the Dolls. Lloyd Kaufman and the crew at Troma Entertainment never had high aspirations. Success for them is measured in fake blood and low humor, in imaginative concepts and a unique brand of tongue-in-cheek self-depreciation that makes their low-budget exploitation flicks interesting, engaging and, yes, endearing. Here are a few favorites:

Running backs coach fired, Nix promoted
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier has fired running backs coach Madre Hill saying the Gamecocks need someone with more experience in the position.

Running backs coach fired, Nix promoted

Running backs coach fired, Nix promoted
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier has fired running backs coach Madre Hill saying the Gamecocks need someone with more experience in the position.

Library events

Former Winter Colony home is site for many gatherings

Events

Project on signs will help guide people in Aiken

Around the block

Aiken has merriment, art projects on streets for crowds

Recreation events

This week

Giving thanks together

New classrooms bring school's teachers, pupils together

Worthless-checks team makes presence known

Meetings

Blessing of the hounds

Attorney general shares concerns with GOP club

Beauty pageant bug takes bite out of North Augusta teenager

School lunch menu

Pet of the week

Across the river

Hurricane season finally ending

Ultra-Orthodox Jews turn camera store into big business