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.

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.

British writer wins Bad Sex in Fiction prize

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.

British writer wins Bad Sex in Fiction prize
LONDON - It was the shower hose that clinched it.

Colorful, whimsical teapots on display in Salem

British writer wins Bad Sex in Fiction prize
LONDON - It was the shower hose that clinched it.

Exhibit marks Montgomery bus boycott anniversary

Farnsworth agrees to deal with Yankees
NEW YORK - For Kyle Farnsworth, a telephone call from Joe Torre was the big reason why he'll set up for Mariano Rivera with the New York Yankees rather than close for the Atlanta Braves or Texas Rangers.

Farnsworth agrees to deal with Yankees

Farnsworth agrees to deal with Yankees
NEW YORK - For Kyle Farnsworth, a telephone call from Joe Torre was the big reason why he'll set up for Mariano Rivera with the New York Yankees rather than close for the Atlanta Braves or Texas Rangers.

Answers elusive as night sky signs

Braves finalize contract with Chipper Jones
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves finalized a $37 million, three-year contract with Chipper Jones on Friday that guarantees the third baseman an additional $15 million and saves the team $6 million in 2006 salary, money that could be used to re-sign Rafael Furcal or pursue a top closer.

Braves finalize contract with Chipper Jones
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves finalized a $37 million, three-year contract with Chipper Jones on Friday that guarantees the third baseman an additional $15 million and saves the team $6 million in 2006 salary, money that could be used to re-sign Rafael Furcal or pursue a top closer.

Braves hope to retain Furcal

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 finalize contract with Chipper Jones

Plant closure talk worries workers, communities
HAPEVILLE, Ga. - Every payday at the Ford Motor Co. assembly plant near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, workers stream across the street to Crest Package Store to cash their checks, buy lottery tickets or grab a beer.

Aiken location means move up for Rock Bottom
Rock Bottom Music is steppin' up. The Augusta-based music instrument store opened a new shop in Aiken this week thanks to increased demand at the store's downtown Augusta location.

Business briefs
Philadelphia - the nation's biggest cable companies are boosting their rates by single-digit percentages, citing rising costs for programming and investment in new services.

Quick Start earns kudos

Business briefs
Philadelphia - the nation's biggest cable companies are boosting their rates by single-digit percentages, citing rising costs for programming and investment in new services.

Nation's retailers post mixed sales for November

Aiken location means move up for Rock Bottom
Rock Bottom Music is steppin' up. The Augusta-based music instrument store opened a new shop in Aiken this week thanks to increased demand at the store's downtown Augusta location.

Business briefs

Job cuts highlight industry pressure
TRENTON, N.J. - Merck & Co.'s announcement this week that it is slashing its work force by 11 percent and shuttering several plants is as much a reflection of pharmaceutical industry belt-tightening as of Merck's financial and Vioxx-related legal woes.

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.

Energy drains smaller firms

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Plant closure talk worries workers, communities

Aiken location means move up for Rock Bottom

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

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.

Job cuts highlight industry pressure

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.

Plant closure talk worries workers, communities
HAPEVILLE, Ga. - Every payday at the Ford Motor Co. assembly plant near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, workers stream across the street to Crest Package Store to cash their checks, buy lottery tickets or grab a beer.

Job cuts highlight industry pressure
TRENTON, N.J. - Merck & Co.'s announcement this week that it is slashing its work force by 11 percent and shuttering several plants is as much a reflection of pharmaceutical industry belt-tightening as of Merck's financial and Vioxx-related legal woes.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for December 3, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for December 3, 2005.

Clemson's Whitehurst has shoulder surgery
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Clemson quarterback Charlie Whitehurst had arthroscopic shoulder surgery in the hope of playing in a Tigers bowl game, he said Friday.

Clemson's Whitehurst has shoulder surgery

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's Whitehurst has shoulder surgery
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Clemson quarterback Charlie Whitehurst had arthroscopic shoulder surgery in the hope of playing in a Tigers bowl game, he said Friday.

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

Hokies put more emphasis on rushing

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.

Sloppy Lions rally to win

Newcomers making good impression

Texas Southern no competition for Connecticut

Don't let vandals bury the past
One can understand, though not excuse, why a twisted, demented mind would be driven by hate or jealousy to commit murder; or driven to thievery out of greed. People who commit these heinous crimes have a reason, however despicable and unjustifiable that reason may be.

Don't let vandals bury the past

Rearden is the man for District 7
Augusta's District 7 voters Tuesday can take a step toward a hopeful future by voting for Roy Rearden to continue as city commissioner. Or they can vote for his opponent and risk taking a step back into the past.

Rearden is the man for District 7

Rearden is the man for District 7
Augusta's District 7 voters Tuesday can take a step toward a hopeful future by voting for Roy Rearden to continue as city commissioner. Or they can vote for his opponent and risk taking a step back into the past.

Not just bordering on a crisis

Ideas and experience

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

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?

Don't let vandals bury the past
One can understand, though not excuse, why a twisted, demented mind would be driven by hate or jealousy to commit murder; or driven to thievery out of greed. People who commit these heinous crimes have a reason, however despicable and unjustifiable that reason may be.

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?

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

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.

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.

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

People in the News
JACKSON, Miss. - Rose Bowl fans, "Big" Kenny Alphin says Big & Rich are comin' to your city.

The Top Five
The top five entertainment list.

Sean Connery gives nod of approval to new 007
LONDON - Sean Connery thinks a blond Bond is just fine.

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

People in the News
JACKSON, Miss. - Rose Bowl fans, "Big" Kenny Alphin says Big & Rich are comin' to your city.

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.

Sean Connery gives nod of approval to new 007
LONDON - Sean Connery thinks a blond Bond is just fine.

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.

The Top Five
The top five entertainment list.

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.

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.

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.

Families often follow their hearts in choosing charities

Tournaments

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.

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.

Anglers hope program stays

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.

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
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.

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.

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

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

Buy your Christmas tree by Internet or catalog

Missouri State trounces Georgia Southern
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Blake Ahearn scored 23 points as Missouri State beat Georgia Southern 101-55 in the opening round of the Price Cutter Classic tournament Friday.

Missouri State trounces Georgia Southern
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Blake Ahearn scored 23 points as Missouri State beat Georgia Southern 101-55 in the opening round of the Price Cutter Classic tournament Friday.

Georgia Tech will file appeal
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech announced Friday it will appeal the penalties recently issued by the NCAA.

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.

Georgia Tech will file appeal
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech announced Friday it will appeal the penalties recently issued by the NCAA.

Missouri State trounces Georgia Southern

Jackets' Johnson piles up honors

Georgia Tech will file appeal

Els returns, trails Clarke by five shots

Johnson moves up with 68
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. - If the PGA Tour's Qualifying Tournament lasted three rounds instead of six, the only area player with a tour card would be Richard Johnson.

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

Johnson moves up with 68
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. - If the PGA Tour's Qualifying Tournament lasted three rounds instead of six, the only area player with a tour card would be Richard Johnson.

Golf roundup

Johnson moves up with 68

Cabrera takes two-stroke lead over Clarke

Cabrera takes two-stroke lead over Clarke
SUN CITY, South Africa - Angel Cabrera shot an 8-under-par 64 to set a course record and take a two-stroke lead Friday in the Nedbank Challenge.

Cabrera takes two-stroke lead over Clarke
SUN CITY, South Africa - Angel Cabrera shot an 8-under-par 64 to set a course record and take a two-stroke lead Friday in the Nedbank Challenge.

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.

Adjustments prove key in Devils' title

Regular season recap

South Carolina prep football playoff pairings

Blackville-Hilda looks for first title in a decade

Rebels' defense ready for title glow

Normans aid Devils' conquest

Georgia prep football scores and pairings

Kicker boots Devils to win

Campbell gets first state title in decade

Adjustments prove key in Devils' title
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Lincoln County's 13th state title was won in the trenches.

Kicker boots Devils to win
STATESBORO, Ga. - Josh Rich made a 29-yard field goal with 6.9 seconds left to lift Statesboro to a 13-10 victory over Northside-Warner Robins in the Class AAAA state championship 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.

Kicker boots Devils to win
STATESBORO, Ga. - Josh Rich made a 29-yard field goal with 6.9 seconds left to lift Statesboro to a 13-10 victory over Northside-Warner Robins in the Class AAAA state championship 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.

Georgia prep football scores and pairings
Here are the high school football scores and pairings for the championship games of the Georgia state playoffs: CLASS AAAAA

Campbell gets first state title in decade
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Alex Goldman grew up in Lincoln County, dreaming up a catch like he made 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.

Blackville-Hilda looks for first title in a decade
After four months and 14 games, David Berry sees no reason to change Blackville-Hilda's routine.

Georgia prep football scores and pairings
Here are the high school football scores and pairings for the championship games of the Georgia state playoffs: CLASS AAAAA

Adjustments prove key in Devils' title
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Lincoln County's 13th state title was won in the trenches.

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

Rebels' defense ready for title glow
A quintet of Strom Thurmond's top defensive players huddled up Thursday to have their picture taken. They've proven worthy of the recognition leading up to tonight's state championship at Williams-Brice Stadium.

Rebels' defense ready for title glow
A quintet of Strom Thurmond's top defensive players huddled up Thursday to have their picture taken. They've proven worthy of the recognition leading up to tonight's state championship at Williams-Brice Stadium.

Blackville-Hilda looks for first title in a decade
After four months and 14 games, David Berry sees no reason to change Blackville-Hilda's routine.

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:

Campbell gets first state title in decade
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Alex Goldman grew up in Lincoln County, dreaming up a catch like he made Friday night.

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.

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

Vote for Willie Mays' vast experience
I am supporting Willie Mays for mayor. I see no need to put Georgia's second largest city into the hands of an individual who has no record of doing anything, let alone even holding a regular job. Political endorsements mean nothing to me. I have my own mind, thank you.Drexel Clark, Augusta

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

Commercialism ruins Christmas

Cheney war statements hit the mark

Vote for Willie Mays' vast experience

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

Copenhaver has vision for better Augusta

Vote for Willie Mays' vast experience
I am supporting Willie Mays for mayor. I see no need to put Georgia's second largest city into the hands of an individual who has no record of doing anything, let alone even holding a regular job. Political endorsements mean nothing to me. I have my own mind, thank you.Drexel Clark, Augusta

How healthy are illegal immigrants?

Commercialism ruins Christmas
Thank you for your editorial Nov. 29 ("Black and Blue Friday"), reminding us in this black and blue season that it is Christ we celebrate - or used to.David Sisler, Augusta

Copenhaver has vision for better Augusta
I have known Deke Copenhaver since he was 10 years old. He and my son, Meyer, grew up together. I would like to share my observations of and interactions with Deke over the past 27 years.Connie Havird Skalak, Martinez

Commercialism ruins Christmas
Thank you for your editorial Nov. 29 ("Black and Blue Friday"), reminding us in this black and blue season that it is Christ we celebrate - or used to.David Sisler, Augusta

Copenhaver has vision for better Augusta
I have known Deke Copenhaver since he was 10 years old. He and my son, Meyer, grew up together. I would like to share my observations of and interactions with Deke over the past 27 years.Connie Havird Skalak, Martinez

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

Bacterial illness is appearing to spread

FDA approves test for screening West Nile virus

Children's books that jump off the page

Fashion world embraces simpler, larger books

Chinese automaker Chery facing new dispute

China's auto market growing fast, but obstacles remain

Fashion briefs

Partial face transplant raises ethical questions

Living briefs

Family briefs

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.

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - Not all sunglasses were created equal. The Vision Council of America suggests sports-specific sunglasses:

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.

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.

Fashion world embraces simpler, larger books
The fashion world loves petite things, skinny things, colorful things - except when it comes to its books.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - Not all sunglasses were created equal. The Vision Council of America suggests sports-specific sunglasses:

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.

Fashion world embraces simpler, larger books
The fashion world loves petite things, skinny things, colorful things - except when it comes to its books.

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.

Family briefs
NEW YORK - Cookie is a magazine for parents but it's not really a parenting magazine. The new Conde Nast bimonthly aims to cover fashion, home decor, travel, nutrition and health in a way that's relevant to modern parents.

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.

Children's books that jump off the page
NEW YORK - Robert Sabuda spends most of his day coloring, cutting and pasting. He's darn good at it, too.

Children's books that jump off the page
NEW YORK - Robert Sabuda spends most of his day coloring, cutting and pasting. He's darn good at it, too.

Family briefs
NEW YORK - Cookie is a magazine for parents but it's not really a parenting magazine. The new Conde Nast bimonthly aims to cover fashion, home decor, travel, nutrition and health in a way that's relevant to modern parents.

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.

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
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.

Empty stocking fund: Jobless single mom struggles to catch up

Victim in road rage shooting identified
A man fatally shot during a road rage altercation earlier today in North Augusta has been identified.

Across Georgia

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.

Across South Carolina

Cheek wants interim fire chief in post
Augusta Commissioner Andy Cheek will try once again to get his colleagues to change Fire Chief Howard "Bubba" Willis' title from "interim" to "permanent."

Empty stocking fund donations

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.

Storm evacuees will light Christmas tree

Kid of the Day

States await shipments of additional flu vaccine

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.

Judge considers appeal bond

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.

Officials decry governor visits

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.

Authorities seek YDC escapees

Storm evacuees will light Christmas tree
When Tianna Noble helps flip the switch for the Christmas in America tree-lighting ceremony in Evans today, it will signify more than the start of the 2005 holiday season.

Health group taps ex-dean

Planners OK amended development proposal

Killer apologizes before execution

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.

Homes for homeless offer perks to help bounce back

Empty Stocking Fund: Illnesses drain family's funds

Hand picking hand-crafted jewelry

Jenkins-White Elementary School charter delayed

Teen robbed by three men in home invasion

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

Empty stocking fund donations
Previously acknowledged: $6,280.36

Corection

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

Cheek wants interim fire chief in post

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.

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Authorities seek YDC escapees
Two teenagers from north Georgia are on the run after a nighttime escape from Augusta's youth prison Thursday.

Post prepares for first wave of 3rd Infantry homecomings

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.

Kid of the Day

Killer apologizes before execution
COLUMBIA - Shawn Humphries apologized to his victim's family before he was put to death by lethal injection Friday night for the 1994 murder of a Simpsonville store clerk.

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

Board might ask for help from preachers

Post prepares for first wave of 3rd Infantry homecomings
SAVANNAH, Ga. - About 250 Fort Stewart soldiers were scheduled to return from Iraq late Friday in the Army post's first major homecoming since the 3rd Infantry Division deployed for its second tour almost a year ago.

Across Georgia
COLUMBUS - For almost a century, city elders have been trying to railroad the rail yard out of downtown.

Schools see effect of area's poverty

Across South Carolina
MARION - The director of Marion County's Department of Juvenile Justice has been arrested on charges of selling alcohol to minors.

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 the area
The last day of advance voting for Augusta's Dec. 6 runoff brought in 1,349 more votes Friday, according to Lynn Bailey, the executive director of the Richmond County Board of Elections.

Lincoln, Wilkes county teams set for championship

Homes for homeless offer perks to help bounce back
ATLANTA - Wesley Springfield wandered Atlanta streets for almost a decade, bouncing between minimum wage jobs and dingy homeless shelters while battling his crack cocaine addiction.

Katrina Evacuees to Augusta: ''We're still struggling''
Hurricane Katrina evacuees now calling Augusta home gave two very strong messages to the city and its leaders at a town hall forum today.

Post prepares for first wave of 3rd Infantry homecomings
SAVANNAH, Ga. - About 250 Fort Stewart soldiers were scheduled to return from Iraq late Friday in the Army post's first major homecoming since the 3rd Infantry Division deployed for its second tour almost a year ago.

Women dominate early vote

Killer apologizes before execution
COLUMBIA - Shawn Humphries apologized to his victim's family before he was put to death by lethal injection Friday night for the 1994 murder of a Simpsonville store clerk.

Across Georgia

Officials decry governor visits
ATLANTA - Some Democrats are lambasting Gov. Sonny Perdue's meetings with candidates to head the University System of Georgia, charging that the conversations could compromise the perceived independence of the state Board of Regents.

Car lot land is meant to train

Corection
- A headline on the front page of Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly reported when the last opening on the federal bench of the Southern District of Georgia was. It is the first such opening in 12 years. The Chronicle regrets the error.

Across South Carolina

New you can use
Today in regional history Dec. 3, 1999 With today's focus on school violence and zero-tolerance policies, Debbie Jordan never thought the Berenstain Bears children's books would be a problem.

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.

Kid of the Day
Joel Robert Brinson of Augusta is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

Hand picking hand-crafted jewelry
Diane Burnson (left) and Belinda Ebert, both of Aiken, look over some hand-crafted jewelry at the Aiken Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism's 35th annual Christmas Craft Show.

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.

Empty stocking fund donations
Previously acknowledged: $11,496.36

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.

Empty stocking fund: Jobless single mom struggles to catch up
An unemployed single mother won't be able to provide her two sons with food or clothes this Christmas unless she receives assistance.

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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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.

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.

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

Health group taps ex-dean
A former Medical College of Georgia dean now will be among the chief advocates for medical schools and teaching hospitals nationwide.

Empty stocking fund donations
Previously acknowledged: $11,496.36

Storm evacuees will light Christmas tree
When Tianna Noble helps flip the switch for the Christmas in America tree-lighting ceremony in Evans today, it will signify more than the start of the 2005 holiday season.

Health group taps ex-dean
A former Medical College of Georgia dean now will be among the chief advocates for medical schools and teaching hospitals nationwide.

Board might ask for help from preachers
Can faith make a difference in schools? Quincy Robertson thinks it can.

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

Authorities seek YDC escapees
Two teenagers from north Georgia are on the run after a nighttime escape from Augusta's youth prison Thursday.

States await shipments of additional flu vaccine
It took her three tries, but Pattie Hanley finally got her flu shot Friday at the Center for Primary Care in Evans.

Judge considers appeal bond
In pondering whether former Sen. Charles Walker can continue to remain free, a federal judge is considering three issues - the main one being Mr. Walker's potential success on appeal.

Homes for homeless offer perks to help bounce back
ATLANTA - Wesley Springfield wandered Atlanta streets for almost a decade, bouncing between minimum wage jobs and dingy homeless shelters while battling his crack cocaine addiction.

Cheek wants interim fire chief in post
Augusta Commissioner Andy Cheek will try once again to get his colleagues to change Fire Chief Howard "Bubba" Willis' title from "interim" to "permanent."

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States await shipments of additional flu vaccine
It took her three tries, but Pattie Hanley finally got her flu shot Friday at the Center for Primary Care in Evans.

Board might ask for help from preachers
Can faith make a difference in schools? Quincy Robertson thinks it can.

Corection
- A headline on the front page of Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly reported when the last opening on the federal bench of the Southern District of Georgia was. It is the first such opening in 12 years. The Chronicle regrets the error.

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.

Across Georgia
COLUMBUS - For almost a century, city elders have been trying to railroad the rail yard out of downtown.

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Across the area
The last day of advance voting for Augusta's Dec. 6 runoff brought in 1,349 more votes Friday, according to Lynn Bailey, the executive director of the Richmond County Board of Elections.

Kid of the Day
Joel Robert Brinson of Augusta is today's Kid of the Day.

Hand picking hand-crafted jewelry
Diane Burnson (left) and Belinda Ebert, both of Aiken, look over some hand-crafted jewelry at the Aiken Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism's 35th annual Christmas Craft Show.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Empty stocking fund donations
Previously acknowledged: $6,280.36

Judge considers appeal bond
In pondering whether former Sen. Charles Walker can continue to remain free, a federal judge is considering three issues - the main one being Mr. Walker's potential success on appeal.

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

Empty stocking fund donations
Previously acknowledged: $11,496.36

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.

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 donations

New you can use
Today in regional history Dec. 3, 1999 With today's focus on school violence and zero-tolerance policies, Debbie Jordan never thought the Berenstain Bears children's books would be a problem.

Officials decry governor visits
ATLANTA - Some Democrats are lambasting Gov. Sonny Perdue's meetings with candidates to head the University System of Georgia, charging that the conversations could compromise the perceived independence of the state Board of Regents.

Across South Carolina
MARION - The director of Marion County's Department of Juvenile Justice has been arrested on charges of selling alcohol to minors.

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.

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Man dead in North Augusta road rage shooting
One person is dead after an alleged road rage incident in North Augusta earlier today.

Bowen will be senior judge

Critics say EPA plan may hide pollution

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.

Forum dissects voter ID law

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.

Across the area

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

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

Augusta tax increase certain

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Former director of animal control is facing charges

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County seeks central home

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lincoln will always be one up on rival
LINCOLNT ON, Ga. - Statistics will tell you that after 83 years this rivalry is dead even.

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.

Lincoln will always be one up on rival
LINCOLNT ON, Ga. - Statistics will tell you that after 83 years this rivalry is dead even.

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.

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.

Oscar wannabes walk tight line of modesty

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.

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.

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

Song to raise funds for African children with AIDS

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.

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

Rap executive acquitted in money laundering case
NEW YORK - A rap mogul known for his gangster persona and for producing chart-topping acts under the Murder Inc. label was acquitted Friday of federal charges alleging he laundered drug money for a notorious crack kingpin.

Rap executive acquitted in money laundering case

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

Rap executive acquitted in money laundering case
NEW YORK - A rap mogul known for his gangster persona and for producing chart-topping acts under the Murder Inc. label was acquitted Friday of federal charges alleging he laundered drug money for a notorious crack kingpin.

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.

Stewart cashes in on record year
NEW YORK - Tony Stewart's best year in NASCAR's Nextel Cup series reached the bottom line Friday, with the two-time champion setting a record for single-season earnings.

Stewart cashes in on record year
NEW YORK - Tony Stewart's best year in NASCAR's Nextel Cup series reached the bottom line Friday, with the two-time champion setting a record for single-season earnings.

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.

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.

Busch on hand for season-ending ceremonies

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.

Wallace getting ready for retirement from driving

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.

Stewart cashes in on record year

Hawks solve Raptors' ills for one night
ATLANTA - Rookie Charlie Villanueva scored 22 points, including the go-ahead basket with 2.5 seconds left, as Toronto ended a six-game losing streak with a 102-101 win over Atlanta on Friday night in the matchup of the two worst records in the league.

Hawks solve Raptors' ills for one night
ATLANTA - Rookie Charlie Villanueva scored 22 points, including the go-ahead basket with 2.5 seconds left, as Toronto ended a six-game losing streak with a 102-101 win over Atlanta on Friday night in the matchup of the two worst records in the league.

Hawks solve Raptors' ills for one night

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

Newcomers making good impression
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

Newcomers making good impression
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

Texas Southern no competition for Connecticut
STORRS, Conn. - Connecticut opened its homestand at Gampel Pavilion in style.

Texas Southern no competition for Connecticut
STORRS, Conn. - Connecticut opened its homestand at Gampel Pavilion in style.

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

Jenkins, White try to make most of limited chances

Results good when Atlanta scores first

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

It's a tough week for Steelers' Taylor

Mrs. Eleanor Fisher    (CHICAGO, Ill.)

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

Mr. Walter E. Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stokes Parnell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Louise Prichard    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. Alex B. Kendrick    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Ray Tripp    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

Ms. Lois Reed    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Kenneth D. Ross    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. John T. Briggs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Nelda Hines    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Miss Kimberly S. Ray    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robbie E. Womack    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Corrie Lee Brown    (AYER, Mass.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Ella Lou Stokes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Trevor Galen Atwell    (HUNTSVILLE, Ala.)

Ms. Viola Corney    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Berry    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. James A. Hardigg    (BLUFFTON, S.C.)

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

Ms. Ruth L. Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John T. Briggs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie H. McCladdie    (APPLING, Ga.)

Ms. Louise Prichard    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Flossie M. Smith    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Ray Tripp    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

Ms. Lois Reed    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Stokes Parnell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth D. Ross    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Lou Stokes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Emily Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Robbie E. Womack    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Clara Webber    (APPLING, Ga.)

Trevor Galen Atwell    (HUNTSVILLE, Ala.)

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

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

Mr. Calvin Walker, Sr.    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Walter E. Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Milton A. Carlton, Sr.    (SIMONS ISLAND, Ga.)

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

Mr. John W. Dalton    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Flossie M. Smith    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. "Bishop" Grady Cooks    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie Revels    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Miss Kimberly S. Ray    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Shelley Hunter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cubie Mundy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie H. McCladdie    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie Mae Taylor    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Jessie Mae Taylor    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Cubie Mundy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alex B. Kendrick    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Revels    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Billy Huett, Jr.    (ALTUS, Okla.)

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

Ms. Ruth L. Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Calvin Walker, Sr.    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Shelley Hunter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara Webber    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Nelda Hines    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Cora Duvall    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. James A. Hardigg    (BLUFFTON, S.C.)

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

Mr. "Bishop" Grady Cooks    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Eleanor Fisher    (CHICAGO, Ill.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Mamie Joe Walton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Shelley Hunter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John W. Dalton    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Gibson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Viola Corney    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Jose Escobedo    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Milton A. Carlton, Sr.    (SIMONS ISLAND, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Gibson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John T. Briggs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jose Escobedo    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Donald B. Bowman    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John T. Briggs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Joe Walton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Berry    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Corrie Lee Brown    (AYER, Mass.)

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

Mrs. Elizabeth H. Berry    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Donald B. Bowman    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Elizabeth H. Berry    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Shelley Hunter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Billy Huett, Jr.    (ALTUS, Okla.)

Mrs. Clara Webber (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mr. John W. Dalton (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Jose Escobedo (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Shelley Hunter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robbie E. Womack (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Joe Walton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter E. Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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Mrs. Elizabeth H. Berry (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Stokes Parnell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Miss Kimberly S. Ray (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. "Bishop" Grady Cooks (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

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

Mr. James A. Hardigg (BLUFFTON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Nelda Hines (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mattie Revels (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Cora Duvall (MILLEN, Ga.)

Billy Huett, Jr. (ALTUS, Okla.)

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

Mrs. Barbara Gibson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lois Reed (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Viola Corney (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Cubie Mundy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Fisher (CHICAGO, Ill.)

Mr. Shelley Hunter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sadie H. McCladdie (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Donald B. Bowman (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Berry (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Milton A. Carlton, Sr. (SIMONS ISLAND, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Ella Lou Stokes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Calvin Walker, Sr. (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Flossie M. Smith (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Corrie Lee Brown (AYER, Mass.)

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

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

Mr. Alex B. Kendrick (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Ray Tripp (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

Trevor Galen Atwell (HUNTSVILLE, Ala.)

Mrs. Jessie Mae Taylor (JACKSON, S.C.)

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

Ms. Louise Prichard (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Olympics tickets still available in most sports
DUBLIN, Ireland - Speed skating is sold out at the Turin Olympics, while curling could be the hit of the games with an unexpected demand for tickets.

Olympics tickets still available in most sports
DUBLIN, Ireland - Speed skating is sold out at the Turin Olympics, while curling could be the hit of the games with an unexpected demand for tickets.

Olympics tickets still available in most sports

Rahlves tops Miller for another 1-2 U.S. finish

Overtime

Overtime

Tear gas delays Italian Cup game

Ivanisevic not selected in draw for Davis Cup final

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.

Rahlves tops Miller for another 1-2 U.S. finish
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. - Getting ready to settle into the starting gate for a World Cup downhill Friday, Daron Rahlves heard a voice he knows well.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rahlves tops Miller for another 1-2 U.S. finish
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. - Getting ready to settle into the starting gate for a World Cup downhill Friday, Daron Rahlves heard a voice he knows well.

Overtime
In Columbia, Augusta couldn't stop Francois-Pierre Guenette, who had a goal and an assist in the Columbia Inferno's 4-1 victory over the Augusta Lynx on Friday night in front of 3,475 fans at the Frank McGuire Arena.

Overtime
In Columbia, Augusta couldn't stop Francois-Pierre Guenette, who had a goal and an assist in the Columbia Inferno's 4-1 victory over the Augusta Lynx on Friday night in front of 3,475 fans at the Frank McGuire Arena.

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

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.

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.

Jenkins, White try to make most of limited chances
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Jenkins and Roddy White will start just their third game as a tandem when the Atlanta Falcons visit Carolina this weekend.

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

Jenkins, White try to make most of limited chances
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Jenkins and Roddy White will start just their third game as a tandem when the Atlanta Falcons visit Carolina this weekend.

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.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send to churchnews@augustachronicle.com. Send a fax to 722-7403 or mail to Faith Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Books shed light on Mary Magdalene's life
The huge-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code" has given Mary Magdalene more fame lately than any biblical personality except Jesus. There's even a "Complete Idiot's Guide" to Mary and a forthcoming film version of the "Magdalene" comic books' woman warrior.

Books shed light on Mary Magdalene's life
The huge-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code" has given Mary Magdalene more fame lately than any biblical personality except Jesus. There's even a "Complete Idiot's Guide" to Mary and a forthcoming film version of the "Magdalene" comic books' woman warrior.

Repair work helps church put signs of fire behind it
Workers labored this week under a scorched plaster beam at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. It was one of the lingering signs of a Holy Week fire 2 years ago that forced a move to the fellowship hall.

Faith digest
THE REV. OTIS MOSS III will be the keynote speaker at a prayer service at 9 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Montgomery, Ala., to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Montgomery bus boycott. Martin Luther King III; and the Rev. Jay Wolf, the pastor of First Baptist, also will speak.

With 'Narnia,' Disney preaches to the choir
SANTA ANA, Calif. - The Rev. Tom Holladay is bringing an army to the aid of a magical lion at war with an evil white witch in a spell-cast winter realm.

Religion News in Brief
JERUSALEM - The new Greek Orthodox patriarch of the Holy Land believes Israel is refusing to recognize his elevation in order to extort his support for a controversial land lease to Jewish groups in east Jerusalem, a church official said.

Church visitors must experience hospitality
We hear a lot of talk from the pulpit about how we are to share the good news with everyone, but members often translate that statement to mean "everyone who believes like me."

Church visitors must experience hospitality
We hear a lot of talk from the pulpit about how we are to share the good news with everyone, but members often translate that statement to mean "everyone who believes like me."

Religion News in Brief
JERUSALEM - The new Greek Orthodox patriarch of the Holy Land believes Israel is refusing to recognize his elevation in order to extort his support for a controversial land lease to Jewish groups in east Jerusalem, a church official said.

Repair work helps church put signs of fire behind it
Workers labored this week under a scorched plaster beam at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. It was one of the lingering signs of a Holy Week fire 2 years ago that forced a move to the fellowship hall.

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.

Faith digest
THE REV. OTIS MOSS III will be the keynote speaker at a prayer service at 9 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Montgomery, Ala., to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Montgomery bus boycott. Martin Luther King III; and the Rev. Jay Wolf, the pastor of First Baptist, also will speak.

'Chronicles' makes Christianity accessible to all
In C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, four children left to entertain themselves decide to explore a rambling house. An ordinary child's amusement turns supernatural when one of the children, Lucy, steps through an old wardrobe and slips into another world, called Narnia.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send to churchnews@augustachronicle.com. Send a fax to 722-7403 or mail to Faith Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

With 'Narnia,' Disney preaches to the choir
SANTA ANA, Calif. - The Rev. Tom Holladay is bringing an army to the aid of a magical lion at war with an evil white witch in a spell-cast winter realm.

'Chronicles' makes Christianity accessible to all
In C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, four children left to entertain themselves decide to explore a rambling house. An ordinary child's amusement turns supernatural when one of the children, Lucy, steps through an old wardrobe and slips into another world, called Narnia.

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.

Lincoln will always be one up on rival

History fuels state's best rivalry

Slighted inductees to finally see Hall

Showtime explores the Islamic war from within

'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.

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."

Showtime explores the Islamic war from within
LOS ANGELES - Long after the terrorist attacks on America, TV and film producers only tiptoed around certain hot-button issues, avoiding anything close to realism.

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.

Letterman and Oprah end 16 year feud

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.

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.

Showtime explores the Islamic war from within
LOS ANGELES - Long after the terrorist attacks on America, TV and film producers only tiptoed around certain hot-button issues, avoiding anything close to realism.

'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.

Reuniting Knots Landing

'American Idol' stays on Tuesday, Wednesday nights

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."

Rocker arrested on suspicion of drug possession

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have baby girl

Gregory Peck's stolen star replaced

People in the News

Sean Connery gives nod of approval to new 007

People in the News

The Top Five

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.

SEC championship could have meant much more
ATLANTA - Louisiana State University will get a chance to do some scoreboard-watching Saturday, hoping against long odds that the Southeastern Conference championship game leads to the chance to play for an even bigger title.

SEC championship could have meant much more

SEC championship could have meant much more
ATLANTA - Louisiana State University will get a chance to do some scoreboard-watching Saturday, hoping against long odds that the Southeastern Conference championship game leads to the chance to play for an even bigger title.

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 plays another SEC title game in 'neutral' Atlanta

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.

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.

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.

'Chronicles' makes Christianity accessible to all

Faith digest

With 'Narnia,' Disney preaches to the choir

Church visitors must experience hospitality

Books shed light on Mary Magdalene's life

Repair work helps church put signs of fire behind it

Religion News in Brief

Faith Calendar

Film creates fresh debate over author C.S. Lewis