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'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.

Colorful, whimsical teapots on display in Salem

Exhibit marks Montgomery bus boycott anniversary

Galleries calendar
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Exhibit marks Montgomery bus boycott anniversary
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A Smithsonian Institution exhibit featuring a collage of photos, quotes and historical text that chronicle the Montgomery bus boycott goes on view this week as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the landmark protest.

'Nutcracker' newcomer

'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.

Galleries calendar

Colorful, whimsical teapots on display in Salem
SALEM, Mass. - The first teapot Sonny and Gloria Kamm got together was a wedding gift, and as far as they can remember it was a typical "brown betty" - the traditional glazed pot.

Colorful, whimsical teapots on display in Salem
SALEM, Mass. - The first teapot Sonny and Gloria Kamm got together was a wedding gift, and as far as they can remember it was a typical "brown betty" - the traditional glazed pot.

Exhibit marks Montgomery bus boycott anniversary
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A Smithsonian Institution exhibit featuring a collage of photos, quotes and historical text that chronicle the Montgomery bus boycott goes on view this week as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the landmark protest.

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

Answers elusive as night sky signs

Braves hope to retain Furcal
ATLANTA - It's too early for Braves manager Bobby Cox to worry about coming up with another name to top his 2006 lineup.

Braves hope to retain Furcal
ATLANTA - It's too early for Braves manager Bobby Cox to worry about coming up with another name to top his 2006 lineup.

Braves hope to retain Furcal

Chick-fil-A milks cow campaign for all it's worth

Quick Start earns kudos
ATLANTA - Georgia's approach to employee preparation is receiving attention from more than just manufacturing leaders.

Nation's retailers post mixed sales for November
NEW YORK - The outlook for holiday shopping was hazy Thursday after the nation's retailers reported a mixed start to the season that indicated consumers were willing to spend only when they found a bargain.

Chick-fil-A milks cow campaign for all it's worth
Cows can really sell a chicken sandwich. So says the "chief cow advocate" for Chick-fil-A's decadelong bovine marketing campaign.

Energy drains smaller firms
ATLANTA - Wholesale business for professional landscapers and commercial companies remained strong this fall, the busiest season for Rusty Allen, who co-owns a plant nursery near Athens.

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.

Business briefs
Detroit - Auto sales fell in november, and though they still outpaced a dismal October, the results were disappointing to U.S. automakers who introduced a flurry of discounts to lure buyers to showrooms. Sport utility vehicle sales slid again.

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.

Energy drains smaller firms
ATLANTA - Wholesale business for professional landscapers and commercial companies remained strong this fall, the busiest season for Rusty Allen, who co-owns a plant nursery near Athens.

Business briefs
Detroit - Auto sales fell in november, and though they still outpaced a dismal October, the results were disappointing to U.S. automakers who introduced a flurry of discounts to lure buyers to showrooms. Sport utility vehicle sales slid again.

Chick-fil-A milks cow campaign for all it's worth
Cows can really sell a chicken sandwich. So says the "chief cow advocate" for Chick-fil-A's decadelong bovine marketing campaign.

Energy drains smaller firms

Nation's retailers post mixed sales for November
NEW YORK - The outlook for holiday shopping was hazy Thursday after the nation's retailers reported a mixed start to the season that indicated consumers were willing to spend only when they found a bargain.

Quick Start earns kudos

Coca-Cola Enterprises CEO to depart
ATLANTA - Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. said Thursday its president and chief executive, John R. Alm, is leaving the company, effective Jan. 1.

Judge halts BlackBerry case settlement

Stocks trade low despite outlook

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.

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.

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.

Business briefs

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.

Nation's retailers post mixed sales for November

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.

Plans to renovate center would juggle store lineup

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

Quick Start earns kudos
ATLANTA - Georgia's approach to employee preparation is receiving attention from more than just manufacturing leaders.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Dec. 1, 2005.

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Editorial cartoon for Dec. 1, 2005.

Clemson freshman suspended from game
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson center Barry Humphries has been suspended from the Tigers bowl game after he was arrested earlier this month and charged with driving under the influence in Clayton, Ga., coach Tommy Bowden said Thursday.

Clemson freshman suspended from game

Clemson freshman suspended from game
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson center Barry Humphries has been suspended from the Tigers bowl game after he was arrested earlier this month and charged with driving under the influence in Clayton, Ga., coach Tommy Bowden said Thursday.

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

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

UT recruiting not expected to suffer

Hokies put more emphasis on rushing
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Marcus Vick draws praise for his poise from his coaches and teammates nearly all the time. He'll never have a better chance to show he's worthy of the accolades.

Hokies put more emphasis on rushing
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Marcus Vick draws praise for his poise from his coaches and teammates nearly all the time. He'll never have a better chance to show he's worthy of the accolades.

Hokies put more emphasis on rushing

Jags drop Peach Belt openers

Sloppy Lions rally to win

Ideas and experience

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?

Pray that nave peace lovers are saved

Ideas and experience
In the election for Richmond County's Super District 9 school board seat Tuesday, you should vote for experience.

Keep Freddie Handy

Not just bordering on a crisis
Can you imagine announcing to the public that your house is not secured, and that you plan on securing it sometime in the next few years - but that, in the meantime, anyone who walks in is welcome to stay?

Not just bordering on a crisis

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

Ideas and experience
In the election for Richmond County's Super District 9 school board seat Tuesday, you should vote for experience.

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

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?

Not just bordering on a crisis
Can you imagine announcing to the public that your house is not secured, and that you plan on securing it sometime in the next few years - but that, in the meantime, anyone who walks in is welcome to stay?

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

Gregory Peck's stolen star replaced
LOS ANGELES - In a simple ceremony, a new star honoring Oscar winner Gregory Peck was unveiled Wednesday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to replace one that was stolen by a brazen thief.

'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.

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

Gregory Peck's stolen star replaced
LOS ANGELES - In a simple ceremony, a new star honoring Oscar winner Gregory Peck was unveiled Wednesday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to replace one that was stolen by a brazen thief.

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

People in the News
BARNSTABLE, Mass. - Joan Kennedy, the former wife of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, has sold her 13-room waterfront home on Cape Cod, according to her son's congressional office.

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Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have baby girl
NEW YORK - Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck had a baby girl Thursday.

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Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have baby girl
NEW YORK - Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck had a baby girl Thursday.

'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.

The Top Five
The top five entertainment list.

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

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.

The Top Five
The top five entertainment list.

Rocker arrested on suspicion of drug possession
LONDON - Rocker Pete Doherty, best known as the on-off boyfriend of supermodel Kate Moss, has been arrested on suspicion of drug possession, police and the singer's spokesman said Thursday.

People in the News
BARNSTABLE, Mass. - Joan Kennedy, the former wife of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, has sold her 13-room waterfront home on Cape Cod, according to her son's congressional office.

Rocker arrested on suspicion of drug possession
LONDON - Rocker Pete Doherty, best known as the on-off boyfriend of supermodel Kate Moss, has been arrested on suspicion of drug possession, police and the singer's spokesman said Thursday.

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.

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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

Families often follow their hearts in choosing charities
NEW YORK - More than 20 years ago, Donna and Robert Considine decided they wanted to focus their charitable giving on something that was meaningful to both of them.

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.

Families often follow their hearts in choosing charities

Families often follow their hearts in choosing charities
NEW YORK - More than 20 years ago, Donna and Robert Considine decided they wanted to focus their charitable giving on something that was meaningful to both of them.

Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

Anglers hope program stays
Reports that the Georgia Department of Natural Resources was considering to close the hybrid stocking program for Strom Thurmond Lake has upset many Augusta area anglers.

Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

Anglers hope program stays
Reports that the Georgia Department of Natural Resources was considering to close the hybrid stocking program for Strom Thurmond Lake has upset many Augusta area anglers.

Tournaments

Anglers hope program stays

Humidity helps ferns look their very best
I want to save my Boston ferns over the winter. I took them inside my house before the first frost and they already are looking terrible. Is this OK, or should I put them somewhere else that is protected from the cold? - Sheila R.

Humidity helps ferns look their very best

Bark of trees can enliven winter landscape
Right outside our administration building there are a couple of small trees that go unnoticed during the growing season. They almost resemble the kudzu-draped monsters that we are so familiar with in the south.

Buy your Christmas tree by Internet or catalog

Bark of trees can enliven winter landscape

Buy your Christmas tree by Internet or catalog
Santa Claus may need a bigger sleigh if he hopes to deliver this year to the growing number of American families buying real Christmas trees via the Internet or by mail order.

Buy your Christmas tree by Internet or catalog
Santa Claus may need a bigger sleigh if he hopes to deliver this year to the growing number of American families buying real Christmas trees via the Internet or by mail order.

Humidity helps ferns look their very best
I want to save my Boston ferns over the winter. I took them inside my house before the first frost and they already are looking terrible. Is this OK, or should I put them somewhere else that is protected from the cold? - Sheila R.

Bark of trees can enliven winter landscape
Right outside our administration building there are a couple of small trees that go unnoticed during the growing season. They almost resemble the kudzu-draped monsters that we are so familiar with in the south.

Jackets' Johnson piles up honors
ATLANTA - Calvin Johnson's most complimentary critics this season have been the coaches trying to stop him.

Jackets' Johnson piles up honors
ATLANTA - Calvin Johnson's most complimentary critics this season have been the coaches trying to stop him.

Jackets' Johnson piles up honors

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?

Golf roundup

Golf roundup
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. -- Augusta's John Engler is right back in the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, thanks to a hole-in-one.

Els returns, trails Clarke by five shots
SUN CITY, South Africa - Ernie Els got pretty much what he expected from his return to competitive golf 4½ months after injuring his left knee.

Els returns, trails Clarke by five shots
SUN CITY, South Africa - Ernie Els got pretty much what he expected from his return to competitive golf 4½ months after injuring his left knee.

Golf roundup
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. -- Augusta's John Engler is right back in the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, thanks to a hole-in-one.

Els returns, trails Clarke by five shots

GreenJackets unveil new logos, Web site

Regular season recap

Normans aid Devils' conquest

South Carolina prep football playoff pairings

Tickets going fast for contest

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

Regular season recap
Washington, Ga. - Drawing inspiration from a blowout loss prediction in the newspaper and two goal-line stands in the first half, Lincoln County stunned its long-time rival Washington-Wilkes, 20-13, in a packed Tiger Stadium.

Normans aid Devils' conquest
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Washington-Wilkes football coach Russell Morgan knows a surefire way to win tonight's Class A title game.

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

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

Normans aid Devils' conquest
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Washington-Wilkes football coach Russell Morgan knows a surefire way to win tonight's Class A title game.

Regular season recap
Washington, Ga. - Drawing inspiration from a blowout loss prediction in the newspaper and two goal-line stands in the first half, Lincoln County stunned its long-time rival Washington-Wilkes, 20-13, in a packed Tiger Stadium.

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

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.

Answers elusive as night sky signs
The first day of the last month dawned cold and dark and December. Overhead the new moon was nowhere to be seen.

Answers elusive as night sky signs
The first day of the last month dawned cold and dark and December. Overhead the new moon was nowhere to be seen.

Show resolve by remaining in Iraq

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

How healthy are illegal immigrants?

Cheney war statements hit the mark

Medicare: the next big boondoggle

How healthy are illegal immigrants?
It gives me a warm feeling that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plan to quarantine people who are reported to be sick when they are coming into our ship ports and airports. Lew Rich, Evans

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.

Cheney war statements hit the mark
The "corrupt and shameless revisionism" and "dishonest and reprehensible" statements made by Vice President Dick Cheney, against critics of the war in Iraq, are right on the mark. A.F. Kotras, 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.

Cheney war statements hit the mark
The "corrupt and shameless revisionism" and "dishonest and reprehensible" statements made by Vice President Dick Cheney, against critics of the war in Iraq, are right on the mark. A.F. Kotras, Augusta

How healthy are illegal immigrants?
It gives me a warm feeling that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plan to quarantine people who are reported to be sick when they are coming into our ship ports and airports. Lew Rich, Evans

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

Saturn's largest moon has dramatic weather

Partial face transplant raises ethical questions

Living briefs

Scores of new stamps slated for 2006

Chinese automaker Chery facing new dispute

Bacterial illness is appearing to spread

China's auto market growing fast, but obstacles remain

FDA approves test for screening West Nile virus

Partial face transplant raises ethical questions
PARIS - Doctors who gave a French woman the world's first partial face transplant did not try normal reconstructive surgery first, raising questions about whether the operation was medically ethical, a surgeon familiar with the case said Thursday.

Chinese automaker Chery facing new dispute
SHANGHAI, China - Chinese automaker Chery Automobile Co., having recently settled a piracy dispute with General Motors Corp., is facing another trademark battle - this time from a Chinese instant messaging company, reports said Thursday.

FDA approves test for screening West Nile virus
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it has approved the first test to screen blood, organ and tissue donations for West Nile virus.

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.

Bacterial illness is appearing to spread
ATLANTA - A deadly bacterial illness commonly seen in people who take antibiotics appears to be growing more common - even in patients who hadn't taken antibiotics, federal health officials warned Thursday.

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.

Partial face transplant raises ethical questions
PARIS - Doctors who gave a French woman the world's first partial face transplant did not try normal reconstructive surgery first, raising questions about whether the operation was medically ethical, a surgeon familiar with the case said Thursday.

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.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

China's auto market growing fast, but obstacles remain
DETROIT - China's rapidly expanding automotive industry faces so many obstacles it will likely be 10 to 20 years before Chinese automakers can compete globally in vehicle design, manufacturing and sales, according to a report issued Wednesday.

Bacterial illness is appearing to spread
ATLANTA - A deadly bacterial illness commonly seen in people who take antibiotics appears to be growing more common - even in patients who hadn't taken antibiotics, federal health officials warned Thursday.

FDA approves test for screening West Nile virus
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it has approved the first test to screen blood, organ and tissue donations for West Nile virus.

Chinese automaker Chery facing new dispute
SHANGHAI, China - Chinese automaker Chery Automobile Co., having recently settled a piracy dispute with General Motors Corp., is facing another trademark battle - this time from a Chinese instant messaging company, reports said Thursday.

China's auto market growing fast, but obstacles remain
DETROIT - China's rapidly expanding automotive industry faces so many obstacles it will likely be 10 to 20 years before Chinese automakers can compete globally in vehicle design, manufacturing and sales, according to a report issued Wednesday.

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.

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

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.

Forum dissects voter ID law
More than a hundred people filled the pews at Antioch Baptist Church on Thursday night to discuss a controversial voter photo identification law that's now before federal courts and is said by some to restrict the vote of the poor, minorities and the elderly.

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

The policy of prayer

Lincoln, Wilkes county teams set for championship
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Edwin Drinkard, 82, never dreamed it could happen - not in a million years.

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.

Bowen will be senior judge
After more than a quarter-century on the bench, U.S. District Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr. will take senior status next summer, opening a position for a new federal judge.

Lincoln, Wilkes county teams set for championship
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Edwin Drinkard, 82, never dreamed it could happen - not in a million years.

Augusta tax increase certain
It's not whether Augusta commissioners will raise the property tax rate to balance the 2006 general fund budget, but by how much.

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.

Forum dissects voter ID law
More than a hundred people filled the pews at Antioch Baptist Church on Thursday night to discuss a controversial voter photo identification law that's now before federal courts and is said by some to restrict the vote of the poor, minorities and the elderly.

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

Kid of the Day
Je'Kiya Q. Wilson of Augusta is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

County seeks central home
AIKEN - After years of being crammed into every cranny of the old Aiken Hospital building and spread out over leased spaces across the city, county officials next month will begin the search for design and construction professionals to help them create a custom-designed, unified home.

Across the area
An Augusta woman who disappeared after she left her husband's hospital room early Thursday morning has been found.

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

Augusta tax increase certain
It's not whether Augusta commissioners will raise the property tax rate to balance the 2006 general fund budget, but by how much.

Former director of animal control is facing charges
AIKEN - Aiken County's former director of animal control services has been charged with perjury and turned herself in to authorities Thursday, law enforcement officials said.

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.

Empty stocking fund donations
Previously acknowledged: $6,280.36

News you can use
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News you can use

Empty Stocking Fund Totals
Previously acknowledged: $5,005.36

Kid of the Day

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Empty Stocking: Children put electricity on Christmas wish list

$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.

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.

Former director of animal control is facing charges
AIKEN - Aiken County's former director of animal control services has been charged with perjury and turned herself in to authorities Thursday, law enforcement officials said.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A South Carolina inmate who is scheduled to be put to death tonight for killing a store clerk on New Year's Day 1994 told his attorney that if his execution is inevitable, he'd rather be the 1,000th person killed since capital punishment resumed in 1977.

Schools see effect of area's poverty
As the figures of schoolchildren living in poverty rises in Richmond County, so does the challenge of educating them.

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

Car lot land is meant to train
With the special purpose local option sales tax issue secure, so is the future of a new fire department training center, which could be completed in about two years.

Car lot land is meant to train
With the special purpose local option sales tax issue secure, so is the future of a new fire department training center, which could be completed in about two years.

Empty Stocking Fund: Illnesses drain family's funds
An Augusta woman struggling to support her sick husband and 7-year-old daughter has fallen behind on household bills and can't give her child a nice Christmas without help.

Leader explains landfill closure

Empty stocking fund donations
Previously acknowledged: $6,280.36

Home heating aid is almost frozen

Women dominate early vote
All week the advance voting turnout for next week's runoff has been high, and on Thursday, the Secretary of State's office provided information indicating just who the early ballot-casters are.

Tax relief tops early bills

Schools see effect of area's poverty
As the figures of schoolchildren living in poverty rises in Richmond County, so does the challenge of educating them.

Across South Carolina

Critics say EPA plan may hide pollution
A plan to streamline the way the nation's biggest polluters report releases of toxic chemicals would reduce the information available on Augusta industries, according to Georgia's Public Interest Research Group.

Authorities search for YDC escapees
Police are searching today for two teenagers whom authorities said escaped from the Augusta Youth Development Campus on Mike Padgett Highway.

Jenkins-White Elementary School charter delayed
The search for state approval of the Jenkins-White Elementary School charter application took yet another turn Wednesday.

Across the area

Planners OK amended development proposal
Plans to rezone land for a massive second phase of Riverwood Plantation in the Greenbrier district were unanimously approved at Thursday's Columbia County Planning Commission meeting.

Across Georgia
HORTENSE - A search was under way Thursday for a man and woman wanted in the slaying of a southeast Georgia man whose body was found by Brantley County deputies.

County seeks central home
AIKEN - After years of being crammed into every cranny of the old Aiken Hospital building and spread out over leased spaces across the city, county officials next month will begin the search for design and construction professionals to help them create a custom-designed, unified home.

Bowen will be senior judge
After more than a quarter-century on the bench, U.S. District Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr. will take senior status next summer, opening a position for a new federal judge.

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Empty Stocking Fund: Illnesses drain family's funds
An Augusta woman struggling to support her sick husband and 7-year-old daughter has fallen behind on household bills and can't give her child a nice Christmas without help.

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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.

Kid of the Day
Je'Kiya Q. Wilson of Augusta is today's Kid of the Day.

Testing is key to prevention, experts say

Across the area
An Augusta woman who disappeared after she left her husband's hospital room early Thursday morning has been found.

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

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A South Carolina inmate who is scheduled to be put to death tonight for killing a store clerk on New Year's Day 1994 told his attorney that if his execution is inevitable, he'd rather be the 1,000th person killed since capital punishment resumed in 1977.

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Across Georgia
HORTENSE - A search was under way Thursday for a man and woman wanted in the slaying of a southeast Georgia man whose body was found by Brantley County deputies.

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

Across South Carolina

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.

Jenkins-White Elementary School charter delayed

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

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$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.

Across Georgia

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.

Across the area

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

Forum dissects voter ID law

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

Empty stocking fund donations

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

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Planners OK amended development proposal
Plans to rezone land for a massive second phase of Riverwood Plantation in the Greenbrier district were unanimously approved at Thursday's Columbia County Planning Commission meeting.

Planners OK amended development proposal

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

County seeks central home

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.

Former director of animal control is facing charges

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

Car lot land is meant to train

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.

Augusta tax increase certain

Women dominate early vote
All week the advance voting turnout for next week's runoff has been high, and on Thursday, the Secretary of State's office provided information indicating just who the early ballot-casters are.

Kid of the Day

Jenkins-White Elementary School charter delayed
The search for state approval of the Jenkins-White Elementary School charter application took yet another turn Wednesday.

Women dominate early vote

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.

Critics say EPA plan may hide pollution

Critics say EPA plan may hide pollution
A plan to streamline the way the nation's biggest polluters report releases of toxic chemicals would reduce the information available on Augusta industries, according to Georgia's Public Interest Research Group.

Empty Stocking Fund: Illnesses drain family's funds

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Bowen will be senior judge

Pay, discipline problems pain substitute teachers

Lincoln, Wilkes county teams set for championship

Empty Stocking Fund Totals

Schools see effect of area's poverty

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Holiday scenes

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.

New Arch Foundation has raised $9 million

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.

$2.9 million budget gets board's OK

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.

Columbia County will gain pupils

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.

Teen robbed by three men in home invasion
Richmond County sheriff's investigators are searching for three men who forced their way into an 18-year-old girl's south Augusta home and robbed her at gunpoint of nearly $40,000 in jewelry Friday night.

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

Chairman is urged to skip vote

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

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.

History fuels state's best rivalry
It might not have occurred to anyone eagerly awaiting tonight's breathing-room-only showdown in Lincolnton, Ga., but they should have been more careful for what they wished for.

History fuels state's best rivalry
It might not have occurred to anyone eagerly awaiting tonight's breathing-room-only showdown in Lincolnton, Ga., but they should have been more careful for what they wished for.

Film looks at the music and influence of Minutemen

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

Oscar wannabes walk tight line of modesty
LOS ANGELES - With three months to go until Hollywood's big night, Academy Awards contenders already are practicing their speeches.

New home-video releases

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:

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.

Oscar wannabes walk tight line of modesty
LOS ANGELES - With three months to go until Hollywood's big night, Academy Awards contenders already are practicing their speeches.

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.

Oscar wannabes walk tight line of modesty

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

'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:

Mini reviews

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
Nearly 20 years after its tragic end, the San Pedro, Calif., punk combo the Minutemen are coming to the Soul Bar.

Rock band 311, former Creed singer involved in fight
BALTIMORE - Former Creed lead singer Scott Stapp and members of the band 311 were involved in a fight on Thanksgiving in the lounge of a luxury hotel, according to hotel security staff and 311 members.

Holiday concert kicks off Christmas

Rock band 311, former Creed singer involved in fight

'Stubbs' features new take on classic rock hits

Song to raise funds for African children with AIDS
NEW YORK - Alicia Keys and Bono are hoping to save the lives of children through song.

'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.

Minus Run, DMC prepares solo album
NEW YORK - Once again, DMC is in the place to be.

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.

Song to raise funds for African children with AIDS

'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.

Minus Run, DMC prepares solo album
NEW YORK - Once again, DMC is in the place to be.

Minus Run, DMC prepares solo album
NEW YORK - Once again, DMC is in the place to be.

Rock band 311, former Creed singer involved in fight
BALTIMORE - Former Creed lead singer Scott Stapp and members of the band 311 were involved in a fight on Thanksgiving in the lounge of a luxury hotel, according to hotel security staff and 311 members.

Song to raise funds for African children with AIDS
NEW YORK - Alicia Keys and Bono are hoping to save the lives of children through song.

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.

Busch on hand for season-ending ceremonies
NEW YORK - It took two quiet weekends out of a race car for Kurt Busch to realize he needed an attitude adjustment.

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

Home to Hall of Fame to be announced soon

Wallace getting ready for retirement from driving
NEW YORK - Rusty Wallace is trying to figure out what kind of new New Year's resolutions he might come up with this year.

On top of the world

Busch on hand for season-ending ceremonies
NEW YORK - It took two quiet weekends out of a race car for Kurt Busch to realize he needed an attitude adjustment.

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.

Wallace getting ready for retirement from driving

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

Busch on hand for season-ending ceremonies

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.

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.

Wallace getting ready for retirement from driving
NEW YORK - Rusty Wallace is trying to figure out what kind of new New Year's resolutions he might come up with this year.

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.

Racing Newsmaker: Greg Zipadelli

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.

Sloppy Lions rally to win
The Paine women's basketball team is off to its best start in coach Selina Kohn's tenure.

Sloppy Lions rally to win
The Paine women's basketball team is off to its best start in coach Selina Kohn's tenure.

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.

Fantasy players to watch, and to avoid, in Week 13

Results good when Atlanta scores first

Panthers hope to bring down Falcons

It's a tough week for Steelers' Taylor

Season can continue for those missing the playoffs

Mrs. Elizabeth Berry    (WRENS, Ga.)

Ms. Sharita V. McBride    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Lou Stokes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Gibson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Shelley Hunter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bruce E. Ficklin    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Maggie W. Conn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Paul Daniel Greer    (DICKSON, TN.)

Mrs. Emily Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jose Escobedo    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Jose Escobedo    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Giles    (DEEPSTEP, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Hawkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Lanna Kaley Sapp    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Jean Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Corrie Lee Brown    (AYER, Mass.)

Ms. Ruth L. Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Jean Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gussie Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Corrie Lee Brown    (AYER, Mass.)

Mrs. Ella Lou Stokes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Gibson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. John T. Briggs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Charles Myers    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances J. Hargrove    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert L. "Bob" Hogan    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Lanna Kaley Sapp    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Taylor    (WALDORF, MD.)

Mrs. Charles Myers    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ruth L. Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Shelley Hunter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Emily Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ella Lou Stokes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jose Escobedo    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Stokes Parnell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gladys D. Jones    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Rev. Mildred Taylor    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mamie Joe Walton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth D. Ross    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Frances J. Hargrove    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Abney    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Bruce E. Ficklin    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Ms. Louise Prichard    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

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

Mr. John T. Briggs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Trevor Galen Atwell    (HUNTSVILLE, Ala.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Berry    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Trevor Galen Atwell    (HUNTSVILLE, Ala.)

Mrs. Judith "Judy" Newman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Judith "Judy" Newman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Taylor    (WALDORF, MD.)

Mr. Robert L. "Bob" Hogan    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Gussie Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Mildred Taylor    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Kenneth D. Ross    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Abney    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Ms. Lois Reed    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie Ray Tripp    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

Ms. Louise Prichard    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys D. Jones    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Stokes Parnell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary B. Leggett    (VARNVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Fleming Mack, Sr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Giles    (DEEPSTEP, Ga.)

Mrs. Adelaide Merritt    (North Augusta, S.C.)

Mr. William Hawkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cora Duvall    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah L. Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances J. Hargrove    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Paul Daniel Greer    (DICKSON, TN.)

Mrs. Mamie Joe Walton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah L. Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Adelaide Merritt    (North Augusta, S.C.)

Mr. Jose Escobedo    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Sharita V. McBride    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie W. Conn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fleming Mack, Sr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ella Lou Stokes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Lois Reed    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie Ray Tripp    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jose Escobedo (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Nancy Giles (DEEPSTEP, Ga.)

Mr. Stokes Parnell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary B. Leggett (VARNVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Willie Ray Tripp (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Jose Escobedo (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Trevor Galen Atwell (HUNTSVILLE, Ala.)

Mrs. Emily Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Corrie Lee Brown (AYER, Mass.)

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

Ms. Louise Prichard (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lois Reed (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Jean Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cora Duvall (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Daniel Greer (DICKSON, TN.)

Mr. Bruce E. Ficklin (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Kenneth D. Ross (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Gibson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fleming Mack, Sr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Charles Myers (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Sharita V. McBride (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mr. John T. Briggs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Lou Stokes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys D. Jones (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. William Hawkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Judith "Judy" Newman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ella Lou Stokes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gussie Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances J. Hargrove (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Berry (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Adelaide Merritt (North Augusta, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Mamie Joe Walton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Lanna Kaley Sapp (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Shelley Hunter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Rev. Mildred Taylor (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Bennie Taylor (WALDORF, MD.)

Mr. Robert L. "Bob" Hogan (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Overtime

Ivanisevic not selected in draw for Davis Cup final

Tear gas delays Italian Cup game

Slowing down in southland

Overtime

Ivanisevic not selected in draw for Davis Cup final
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Goran Ivanisevic might get a Davis Cup title without setting foot on the court.

Overtime
USC Aiken's Mindy Allee had a career-high 19 points to lead four Pacers in double figures, as USC Aiken went back over .500 with a 73-64 win over Limestone on Thursday night at The Courthouse.

Ivanisevic not selected in draw for Davis Cup final
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Goran Ivanisevic might get a Davis Cup title without setting foot on the court.

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.

Tear gas delays Italian Cup game
FLORENCE, Italy - Tear gas engulfed the stadium at an Italian Cup game between Juventus and Fiorentina on Thursday, forcing a 20-minute delay in the 2-2 tie.

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

Overtime
USC Aiken's Mindy Allee had a career-high 19 points to lead four Pacers in double figures, as USC Aiken went back over .500 with a 73-64 win over Limestone on Thursday night at The Courthouse.

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.

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

Tear gas delays Italian Cup game
FLORENCE, Italy - Tear gas engulfed the stadium at an Italian Cup game between Juventus and Fiorentina on Thursday, forcing a 20-minute delay in the 2-2 tie.

Fantasy players to watch, and to avoid, in Week 13
Here's a perfect example of why gridiron purists get so annoyed with fantasy footballers: The best players on the NFL's best team are about to become a major liability in fantasy leagues.

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.

Results good when Atlanta scores first
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Coach Jim Mora never knew how much he would appreciate the Atlanta Falcons' Week 3 victory at Buffalo.

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.

It's a tough week for Steelers' Taylor
PITTSBURGH - Marvin Harrison on Monday, Chad Johnson on Sunday.

Results good when Atlanta scores first
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Coach Jim Mora never knew how much he would appreciate the Atlanta Falcons' Week 3 victory at Buffalo.

Fantasy players to watch, and to avoid, in Week 13
Here's a perfect example of why gridiron purists get so annoyed with fantasy footballers: The best players on the NFL's best team are about to become a major liability in fantasy leagues.

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

It's a tough week for Steelers' Taylor
PITTSBURGH - Marvin Harrison on Monday, Chad Johnson on Sunday.

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.

Film creates fresh debate over author C.S. Lewis
During the 42 years since his death, the prolific C.S. Lewis has never failed to lure hordes of fans through his writings - nor has the Oxford and Cambridge literature scholar ceased to rouse antipathy from religious skeptics.

Film creates fresh debate over author C.S. Lewis
During the 42 years since his death, the prolific C.S. Lewis has never failed to lure hordes of fans through his writings - nor has the Oxford and Cambridge literature scholar ceased to rouse antipathy from religious skeptics.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Military milestones
- Fort Gordon has announced the following honors:

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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):

For the record
Indictments, paroles, divorces and sentencings.

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.

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

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):

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

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.

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.

AARP teaches drivers how to be safe

This week

Nurseries, tree lots beckon holiday shoppers

CSRA Bridge Results

Military milestones

Milestones

Richmond County restaurant ratings

Salvation Army struggles to meet needs

Choral concert will help transplant foundation

For the record

Events

Library events

Georgia Farmers Market

Recycling centers

Across the river

Recreation

Post Happenings

Community spotlight

Rowing enthusiast enjoys being a coach

Pet of the week

Around the block

Richmond Academy's JROTC takes championship

Meetings

Army band delivers musical gift to the community

School lunch menu

Rower feels right at home along the Savannah River

Hyde Park residents wounded by pollution's aftermath

Public can get healthy lesson at MCG program

Volunteer give glimpse of Christmas House's work

History fuels state's best rivalry

Slighted inductees to finally see Hall

Fans find campy exploitation films engaging and endearing

Reuniting Knots Landing
LOS ANGELES - Approached to be part of a "Knots Landing" reunion, Michele Lee recoiled at the anticipated horror of another where-are-they-now show.

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.

Letterman and Oprah end 16 year feud
NEW YORK - Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman buried the hatchet Thursday on "The Late Show" and wondered just how their 16-year feud started in the first place.

Letterman and Oprah end 16 year feud

'American Idol' stays on Tuesday, Wednesday nights
NEW YORK - Fans of "American Idol" won't have to change their weekly plans. Fox announced that it will keep the popular talent show on Tuesday and Wednesday nights following its season premiere on Jan. 17.

NBC makes Thursday night schedule changes

NBC makes Thursday night schedule changes
NEW YORK - NBC is making big changes to its prime-time lineup for Thursday - the night it used to own in the era of "must-see TV" - by instituting a two-hour comedy block led by "My Name Is Earl."

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.

Letterman and Oprah end 16 year feud
NEW YORK - Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman buried the hatchet Thursday on "The Late Show" and wondered just how their 16-year feud started in the first place.

NBC makes Thursday night schedule changes
NEW YORK - NBC is making big changes to its prime-time lineup for Thursday - the night it used to own in the era of "must-see TV" - by instituting a two-hour comedy block led by "My Name Is Earl."

Reuniting Knots Landing
LOS ANGELES - Approached to be part of a "Knots Landing" reunion, Michele Lee recoiled at the anticipated horror of another where-are-they-now show.

'American Idol' stays on Tuesday, Wednesday nights

Reuniting Knots Landing

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.

'American Idol' stays on Tuesday, Wednesday nights
NEW YORK - Fans of "American Idol" won't have to change their weekly plans. Fox announced that it will keep the popular talent show on Tuesday and Wednesday nights following its season premiere on Jan. 17.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have baby girl

People in the News

Gregory Peck's stolen star replaced

Julia Roberts again tops list of highest-paid actresses

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

People in the News

Spotted

Club calendar

Rocker arrested on suspicion of drug possession

The Top Five

Applause calendar

Georgia plays another SEC title game in 'neutral' Atlanta
ATLANTA - The Georgia Bulldogs will climb aboard their buses Friday and head to an Atlanta-area hotel, just as they do before every home game.

Georgia coaches focused on game
ATHENS, Ga. - Playing in the Southeastern Conferenc Championship game will give Georgia and Louisiana State national exposure for several hours Saturday night to showcase their programs to high school recruits.

Georgia coaches focused on game

Georgia plays another SEC title game in 'neutral' Atlanta
ATLANTA - The Georgia Bulldogs will climb aboard their buses Friday and head to an Atlanta-area hotel, just as they do before every home game.

Georgia coaches focused on game
ATHENS, Ga. - Playing in the Southeastern Conferenc Championship game will give Georgia and Louisiana State national exposure for several hours Saturday night to showcase their programs to high school recruits.

Georgia plays another SEC title game in 'neutral' Atlanta

Slighted inductees to finally see Hall
This year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of inductees rock hard, blow cool and, truth be told, are the institution's attempt to right past wrongs.

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:

Slighted inductees to finally see Hall
This year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of inductees rock hard, blow cool and, truth be told, are the institution's attempt to right past wrongs.

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

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
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.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews turn camera store into big business

Film creates fresh debate over author C.S. Lewis