Moon walker Neil Armstrong opens up for biography
CINCINNATI - Neil Armstrong was 38 when he uttered the words that have been both a blessing and a curse to him.

Moon walker Neil Armstrong opens up for biography

Moon walker Neil Armstrong opens up for biography
CINCINNATI - Neil Armstrong was 38 when he uttered the words that have been both a blessing and a curse to him.

Trade talk bubbling ahead of baseball meetings
When the winter meetings last were in Dallas five years ago, owners spent nearly $739 million on 24 free agents, giving Alex Rodriguez $252 million and Manny Ramirez's $160 million. With many top free agents this offseason already committed, the focus is likely to be on trades rather than signings when teams gather Monday.

Trade talk bubbling ahead of baseball meetings
When the winter meetings last were in Dallas five years ago, owners spent nearly $739 million on 24 free agents, giving Alex Rodriguez $252 million and Manny Ramirez's $160 million. With many top free agents this offseason already committed, the focus is likely to be on trades rather than signings when teams gather Monday.

Trade talk bubbling ahead of baseball meetings

Trade talk bubbling ahead of baseball meetings

Trade talk bubbling ahead of baseball meetings
DALLAS - The winter meetings are back in Texas for the first time since 2000, when teams spent nearly $739 million on 24 free agents, including $252 million on Alex Rodriguez and $160 million to Manny Ramirez.

Trade talk bubbling ahead of baseball meetings
DALLAS - The winter meetings are back in Texas for the first time since 2000, when teams spent nearly $739 million on 24 free agents, including $252 million on Alex Rodriguez and $160 million to Manny Ramirez.

Sounds of season ring, sing, honk in the spirit

Shortstop leaving Braves to go west

Braves look to fill 3 big holes

Braves look to fill 3 big holes
DALLAS - Braves general manager John Schuerholz called his team's needs "extraordinary" after the first day of baseball's Winter Meetings at the Wyndham Anatole hotel. But he shot back quickly that Atlanta would prefer to be patient to fill its voids - namely a leadoff man, a closer and maybe a shortstop.

Shortstop leaving Braves to go west
The agent for Rafael Furcal said an "agonizing" week came to an end Sunday, when his highly sought-after free agent shortstop decided to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Shortstop leaving Braves to go west
The agent for Rafael Furcal said an "agonizing" week came to an end Sunday, when his highly sought-after free agent shortstop decided to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Braves look to fill 3 big holes
DALLAS - Braves general manager John Schuerholz called his team's needs "extraordinary" after the first day of baseball's Winter Meetings at the Wyndham Anatole hotel. But he shot back quickly that Atlanta would prefer to be patient to fill its voids - namely a leadoff man, a closer and maybe a shortstop.

Insurance industry showcases its selection of safe vehicles
WASHINGTON - Ten 2006 passenger cars won praise from the insurance industry Sunday for offering top-of-the-line protection to passengers in front, side and rear crashes.

Google stock: Bargain or bubble?
SAN FRANCISCO - Is Google Inc.'s incandescent stock a golden opportunity or fool's gold?

Insurance industry showcases its selection of safe vehicles

You better not shout; you better not cry

Google stock: Bargain or bubble?
SAN FRANCISCO - Is Google Inc.'s incandescent stock a golden opportunity or fool's gold?

New competitors want slice of Pixar's pie

College towns make the grade with entrepreneurs
NEW YORK - As a student at Davidson College in North Carolina, art-lover Drew Crawford saw business potential in the small college town. The nearby suburbs of Charlotte, N.C., were growing, and the town saw a steady stream of students and their parents each year.

Google stock: Bargain or bubble?

New competitors want slice of Pixar's pie
SAN FRANCISCO - Genndy Tartakovsky is a 35-year-old man who still wakes up early on Saturdays to watch cartoons. He confesses: "I can't outgrow them."

Google insiders cash in on company's lofty stock price

You better not shout; you better not cry
CHICAGO - Dan McCauley had seen one too many kids at his cafe lying on the floor in front of the counter, careening off the glass pastry case, coming perilously close to getting their fingers pinched in the front door. So he posted a sign: "Children of all ages have to behave and use their indoor voices."

Kroger, others fight multifront competitive battle

Google insiders cash in on company's lofty stock price
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Google Inc. calls its headquarters the "Googleplex," but it's starting to resemble Fort Knox as new wealth has poured in from the stock sold by the company's insiders.

Developer plans shopping center in Aiken

Kroger, others fight multifront competitive battle
CINCINNATI - The days of gasoline price wars aren't over. They've moved from service stations to grocery stores.

You better not shout; you better not cry
CHICAGO - Dan McCauley had seen one too many kids at his cafe lying on the floor in front of the counter, careening off the glass pastry case, coming perilously close to getting their fingers pinched in the front door. So he posted a sign: "Children of all ages have to behave and use their indoor voices."

Business briefs
PARTY PLUS CHARITY: It's not all lavish dinners and free drinks at office holiday parties. Some companies say they'll donate to charity for natural disaster relief this year in conjunction with their annual employee fete. Nearly a fifth, 18 percent, plan to do so, up from 16 percent four years ago who gave to Sept. 11-related charities, according to an annual holiday-celebration poll of 150 companies.

Business briefs
PARTY PLUS CHARITY: It's not all lavish dinners and free drinks at office holiday parties. Some companies say they'll donate to charity for natural disaster relief this year in conjunction with their annual employee fete. Nearly a fifth, 18 percent, plan to do so, up from 16 percent four years ago who gave to Sept. 11-related charities, according to an annual holiday-celebration poll of 150 companies.

Business briefs

College towns make the grade with entrepreneurs
NEW YORK - As a student at Davidson College in North Carolina, art-lover Drew Crawford saw business potential in the small college town. The nearby suburbs of Charlotte, N.C., were growing, and the town saw a steady stream of students and their parents each year.

Developer plans shopping center in Aiken
AIKEN - A developer hopes to build a six-building shopping center and office complex on the east side of Silver Bluff Road.

Kroger, others fight multifront competitive battle
CINCINNATI - The days of gasoline price wars aren't over. They've moved from service stations to grocery stores.

New competitors want slice of Pixar's pie
SAN FRANCISCO - Genndy Tartakovsky is a 35-year-old man who still wakes up early on Saturdays to watch cartoons. He confesses: "I can't outgrow them."

Google insiders cash in on company's lofty stock price
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Google Inc. calls its headquarters the "Googleplex," but it's starting to resemble Fort Knox as new wealth has poured in from the stock sold by the company's insiders.

Developer plans shopping center in Aiken
AIKEN - A developer hopes to build a six-building shopping center and office complex on the east side of Silver Bluff Road.

Insurance industry showcases its selection of safe vehicles
WASHINGTON - Ten 2006 passenger cars won praise from the insurance industry Sunday for offering top-of-the-line protection to passengers in front, side and rear crashes.

College towns make the grade with entrepreneurs

Tigers to face Colorado in Champs Sports Bowl
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson has accepted a bid to the Champs Sports Bowl against Colorado on Dec. 27 in Orlando, Fla.

Tigers to face Colorado in Champs Sports Bowl
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson has accepted a bid to the Champs Sports Bowl against Colorado on Dec. 27 in Orlando, Fla.

Tigers to face Colorado in Champs Sports Bowl

Texas coach put USC ahead of own team in final coaches' voting
Texas coach Mack Brown has been calling Southern California the No. 1 team all season and it wasn't just talk.

Young makes his case for the Heisman
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas quarterback Vince Young started his own Heisman campaign Monday.

USC, Texas finish season the way they started it
For the second straight year, the two teams that started at the top of The Associated Press poll held those spots for the entire regular season.

BCS gets the glitz without the griping

Texas coach put USC ahead of own team in final coaches' voting
Texas coach Mack Brown has been calling Southern California the No. 1 team all season and it wasn't just talk.

Young makes his case for the Heisman

USC, Texas finish season the way they started it

USC, Texas finish season the way they started it
For the second straight year, the two teams that started at the top of The Associated Press poll held those spots for the entire regular season.

Leinart establishes himself as an all-time great QB

BCS gets the glitz without the griping
LOS ANGELES - A perfect championship game, a classic coaching matchup and Notre Dame.

Leinart establishes himself as an all-time great QB
LOS ANGELES - Southern California was in deep trouble. The Trojans trailed Notre Dame 31-28 with 1:32 remaining, were stuck at their own 26-yard line and had just used their final timeout.

BCS gets the glitz without the griping
LOS ANGELES - A perfect championship game, a classic coaching matchup and Notre Dame.

Young makes his case for the Heisman
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas quarterback Vince Young started his own Heisman campaign Monday.

Leinart establishes himself as an all-time great QB
LOS ANGELES - Southern California was in deep trouble. The Trojans trailed Notre Dame 31-28 with 1:32 remaining, were stuck at their own 26-yard line and had just used their final timeout.

Texas coach put USC ahead of own team in final coaches' voting

No. 1 Duke defeats Texas

North Carolina back in Top 25

Tennessee bumps Duke from No. 1 in women's poll

Economy weathers hurricane blasts
The just-completed hurricane season was one of the worst in history, say meteorologists, and the long-term weather patterns are such that more destructive Gulf Coast storm seasons may be in store for many years to come.

We can do better
On the eve of today's mayoral runoff, the forces of negativity tried to make this election about race, dirty politics - anything but ideas.

Economy weathers hurricane blasts
The just-completed hurricane season was one of the worst in history, say meteorologists, and the long-term weather patterns are such that more destructive Gulf Coast storm seasons may be in store for many years to come.

We endorse

We endorse
We endorse the following in today's runoff election:

We can do better
On the eve of today's mayoral runoff, the forces of negativity tried to make this election about race, dirty politics - anything but ideas.

We can do better

Economy weathers hurricane blasts

Economy weathers hurricane blasts
The just-completed hurricane season was one of the worst in history, say meteorologists, and the long-term weather patterns are such that more destructive Gulf Coast storm seasons may be in store for many years to come.

We endorse
We endorse the following in today's runoff election:

People in the News
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Sean "Diddy" Combs made a surprise visit to Chris Evert's charity tennis tournament to meet a teenage cancer patient.

People in the News
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Sean "Diddy" Combs made a surprise visit to Chris Evert's charity tennis tournament to meet a teenage cancer patient.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - "Dr. Phil" McGraw stated in e-mails that he had "no expertise" in making the diet pills he endorsed, according to court filings in a lawsuit alleging the TV psychologist made false statements about the products.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - "Dr. Phil" McGraw stated in e-mails that he had "no expertise" in making the diet pills he endorsed, according to court filings in a lawsuit alleging the TV psychologist made false statements about the products.

End to rate hikes may not benefit stocks
NEW YORK - Now that the Federal Reserve has hinted that its series of interest-rate increases may soon end, some investors are already getting excited about the prospects of what that could mean for stocks.

End to rate hikes may not benefit stocks

End to rate hikes may not benefit stocks
NEW YORK - Now that the Federal Reserve has hinted that its series of interest-rate increases may soon end, some investors are already getting excited about the prospects of what that could mean for stocks.

Jackets not happy with destination
Georgia Tech is headed for the Emerald Bowl in San Francisco, and neither its fans nor players seem happy about it.

Jackets not happy with destination
Georgia Tech is headed for the Emerald Bowl in San Francisco, and neither its fans nor players seem happy about it.

Georgia Tech downs Virginia
ATLANTA - Jeremis Smith scored a career-high 17 points and just missed another double-double, leading Georgia Tech past Virginia 63-54 in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener Sunday.

Georgia Tech downs Virginia
ATLANTA - Jeremis Smith scored a career-high 17 points and just missed another double-double, leading Georgia Tech past Virginia 63-54 in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener Sunday.

Jackets not happy with destination

Georgia Tech downs Virginia

Annoying cell phone chatter inspires a few devious plots

Furyk wins four-way playoff in Sun City
SUN CITY, South Africa - Jim Furyk won the Nedbank Challenge in a four-way playoff Sunday, making a 9-foot birdie chip on the second extra hole.

Langers win Father-Son Challenge
ORLANDO, Fla. - Stefan and Bernhard Langer won the MBNA WorldPoints Father/Son Challenge on Sunday, combining for an 11-under 61 and a one-stroke victory over five-time event champion Ray Floyd and son Robert.

Furyk wins four-way playoff in Sun City

Montgomerie wins Hong Kong Open

Montgomerie wins Hong Kong Open
HONG KONG - Colin Montgomerie won the Hong Kong Open by one stroke Sunday over South Africa's James Kingston, who squandered a one-shot lead with a double bogey on the final hole.

Miyazato rules Q-school to get her card

Miyazato rules Q-school to get her card
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Ai Miyazato stood over a 30-foot birdie putt on the sixth hole Sunday when a young girl sitting on her father's shoulders unfurled a poster with Japanese script that read, "Ai-Chan, go for it!"

Allenby wins Australian PGA
COOLUM, Australia - Australia's Robert Allenby completed a two-week Australian sweep Sunday, birdieing the final hole for a one-stroke victory over countryman Mathew Goggin in the centenary Australian PGA.

Engler earns his tour card
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. - Augusta's John Engler can take a well-earned deep breath.

Allenby wins Australian PGA

Allenby wins Australian PGA
COOLUM, Australia - Australia's Robert Allenby completed a two-week Australian sweep Sunday, birdieing the final hole for a one-stroke victory over countryman Mathew Goggin in the centenary Australian PGA.

Engler earns his tour card
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. - Augusta's John Engler can take a well-earned deep breath.

Montgomerie wins Hong Kong Open
HONG KONG - Colin Montgomerie won the Hong Kong Open by one stroke Sunday over South Africa's James Kingston, who squandered a one-shot lead with a double bogey on the final hole.

Engler earns his tour card

Furyk wins four-way playoff in Sun City
SUN CITY, South Africa - Jim Furyk won the Nedbank Challenge in a four-way playoff Sunday, making a 9-foot birdie chip on the second extra hole.

Langers win Father-Son Challenge

Miyazato rules Q-school to get her card
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Ai Miyazato stood over a 30-foot birdie putt on the sixth hole Sunday when a young girl sitting on her father's shoulders unfurled a poster with Japanese script that read, "Ai-Chan, go for it!"

Langers win Father-Son Challenge
ORLANDO, Fla. - Stefan and Bernhard Langer won the MBNA WorldPoints Father/Son Challenge on Sunday, combining for an 11-under 61 and a one-stroke victory over five-time event champion Ray Floyd and son Robert.

Squads rejoice in state title victories

Prep champions

Prep basketball scores

Prep champions
Here are the Georgia and South Carolina prep football championship game results.

Squads rejoice in state title victories
The final day of the area prep football season was filled with championship moments.

Squads rejoice in state title victories
The final day of the area prep football season was filled with championship moments.

Prep champions
Here are the Georgia and South Carolina prep football championship game results.

Sounds of season ring, sing, honk in the spirit
Lights might give Christmas its most memorable images, but it is also a season known for its sounds. If you were out this weekend, I'm sure you heard a lot of them.

Sounds of season ring, sing, honk in the spirit
Lights might give Christmas its most memorable images, but it is also a season known for its sounds. If you were out this weekend, I'm sure you heard a lot of them.

Clinton is the real embarrassment

Voter IDs on long list of problems
There was no study or poll done or submitted for state House Bill 244, calling for voter IDs. In my opinion, it was a pre-cleared Southern bill to take us back to the civil rights era, wherein a lot of us were murdered, arrested, attacked by dogs, water-hosed and beaten so we all would have the same rights. Annie Thompson, Augusta

Feel free to say 'Merry Christmas'

Clinton is the real embarrassment
The war in Iraq is solely the fault of Saddam Hussein. His failure to completely and fully comply with the United Nations peace treaty he signed in 1991 doomed him and his country to another war. Floyd Brown, Grovetown

Voter IDs on long list of problems
There was no study or poll done or submitted for state House Bill 244, calling for voter IDs. In my opinion, it was a pre-cleared Southern bill to take us back to the civil rights era, wherein a lot of us were murdered, arrested, attacked by dogs, water-hosed and beaten so we all would have the same rights. Annie Thompson, Augusta

Ignorance of sonography is frightening

The biggest gift this season: buckle up

Feel free to say 'Merry Christmas'
What it is with some stores telling their employees not to say "Merry Christmas," but "Happy Holidays."Bonnie Cox, North Augusta, S.C.

Ignorance of sonography is frightening
On Good Morning America Nov. 30, Robin Roberts, who is usually well- informed, and Barbara Walters were talking about ultrasound and Tom Cruise. Two important points need to be made for the public's knowledge and safety. Eric L. Meaders, Martinez

The biggest gift this season: buckle up
My three sons - Ashton, Brandon and Drew - were killed in July 2002 in a DUI-related auto accident. Joy Groomes Batchelor, North Augusta, S.C.

Ignorance of sonography is frightening
On Good Morning America Nov. 30, Robin Roberts, who is usually well- informed, and Barbara Walters were talking about ultrasound and Tom Cruise. Two important points need to be made for the public's knowledge and safety. Eric L. Meaders, Martinez

The biggest gift this season: buckle up
My three sons - Ashton, Brandon and Drew - were killed in July 2002 in a DUI-related auto accident. Joy Groomes Batchelor, North Augusta, S.C.

Ignorance of sonography is frightening
On Good Morning America Nov. 30, Robin Roberts, who is usually well- informed, and Barbara Walters were talking about ultrasound and Tom Cruise. Two important points need to be made for the public's knowledge and safety. Eric L. Meaders, Martinez

Clinton is the real embarrassment
The war in Iraq is solely the fault of Saddam Hussein. His failure to completely and fully comply with the United Nations peace treaty he signed in 1991 doomed him and his country to another war. Floyd Brown, Grovetown

Voter IDs on long list of problems

Feel free to say 'Merry Christmas'
What it is with some stores telling their employees not to say "Merry Christmas," but "Happy Holidays."Bonnie Cox, North Augusta, S.C.

Voter IDs on long list of problems
There was no study or poll done or submitted for state House Bill 244, calling for voter IDs. In my opinion, it was a pre-cleared Southern bill to take us back to the civil rights era, wherein a lot of us were murdered, arrested, attacked by dogs, water-hosed and beaten so we all would have the same rights. Annie Thompson, Augusta

Seniors calendar

Living briefs

Internet board moves ahead on '.asia' domain

Odd-shape presents can be a challenge

Fashion briefs

Two video projectors break new ground

Hulk game succeeds where Hollywood film failed

Latest iMac tiptoes into Media Center domain

Health calendar

What should I consider when buying my first digital camera?

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - It's another British invasion. The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute's next exhibit is called "AngloMania," a look at British fashion from 1976-2006.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar.

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA.

Hulk game succeeds where Hollywood film failed
The aptly named "The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction" succeeds where the Hollywood film failed. The Hulk is such an unreal character, so unbridled in his destructive abilities, he translates best to gaming and not the silver screen.

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

Latest iMac tiptoes into Media Center domain
When asked a few years ago if they might someday offer a Mac that works like a Microsoft entertainment PC, Apple executives joked that they were instead focusing on the convergence of computers and toasters.

Internet board moves ahead on '.asia' domain
The quasi-governmental organization that oversees the Internet has given tentative approval for a ".asia" Web domain to unify the Asia-Pacific community, but the group has delayed a decision on whether to move forward with a ".xxx" zone for pornography sites.

Two video projectors break new ground
NEW YORK - For most people, video projectors are something to covet rather than to buy: They're good for office conference rooms, but too pricey for what they do to justify buying for the home.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar.

What should I consider when buying my first digital camera?
A. If you're a serious or professional photographer, your needs are obviously greater. But for an amateur, casual shooter, many of today's digital cameras will give you what you need for a few hundred dollars.

Odd-shape presents can be a challenge
Finding the perfect gift can be difficult, but for some gifts, the wrapping can be even more so.

Latest iMac tiptoes into Media Center domain
When asked a few years ago if they might someday offer a Mac that works like a Microsoft entertainment PC, Apple executives joked that they were instead focusing on the convergence of computers and toasters.

Internet board moves ahead on '.asia' domain
The quasi-governmental organization that oversees the Internet has given tentative approval for a ".asia" Web domain to unify the Asia-Pacific community, but the group has delayed a decision on whether to move forward with a ".xxx" zone for pornography sites.

Hulk game succeeds where Hollywood film failed
The aptly named "The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction" succeeds where the Hollywood film failed. The Hulk is such an unreal character, so unbridled in his destructive abilities, he translates best to gaming and not the silver screen.

Odd-shape presents can be a challenge
Finding the perfect gift can be difficult, but for some gifts, the wrapping can be even more so.

What should I consider when buying my first digital camera?
A. If you're a serious or professional photographer, your needs are obviously greater. But for an amateur, casual shooter, many of today's digital cameras will give you what you need for a few hundred dollars.

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - It's another British invasion. The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute's next exhibit is called "AngloMania," a look at British fashion from 1976-2006.

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA.

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

Two video projectors break new ground
NEW YORK - For most people, video projectors are something to covet rather than to buy: They're good for office conference rooms, but too pricey for what they do to justify buying for the home.

Brodeur, Grrrowl top Lynx
As Augusta took on division rival Greenville on Sunday afternoon, the lucky number for the Grrrowl was one.

Brodeur, Grrrowl top Lynx
As Augusta took on division rival Greenville on Sunday afternoon, the lucky number for the Grrrowl was one.

Brodeur, Grrrowl top Lynx

Across Georgia

Governor seeks tax law change

Runoff plan anticipates high turnout

News you can use
Activities scheduled for this week include:

Walker must appeal from cell
U.S. District Judge Dudley Bowen Jr. ruled Monday that former state Sen. Charles Walker will have to report to federal prison while his conviction is being appealed.

Low pay drives away jail workers

Racial rancor marks meeting
On the eve of a hot mayoral contest between a black and a white candidate, a racially divided Augusta Commission clashed Monday over the hiring of a fire chief and an auditor and over discussion of the engineering department and its director, Teresa Smith.

Empty Stocking: Abused woman struggles with debts

Across the area
A young Aiken couple died a few miles from their home Sunday morning when their car slammed into a tree, officials said.

Assembly to open with new region in control

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Elementary and middle school students could take annual high-stakes tests on computer under a House bill to be pre-filed this week.

Review offers tips to improve schools

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - A man who reluctantly gave a stranger a ride after a Christmas party ended up accidentally shooting himself with a pistol he had on his lap.

Empty Stocking Donations
Previously acknowledged: $23,058.06.

Across the area
A Warrenville woman died Sunday after an accident at the Owens Corning fiberglass company in Aiken.

Police capture young escapee
Authorities have captured one of the two teenagers who escaped from the Augusta Youth Development Campus last week and expect to have the second in custody soon.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

$2 million settlement reached in 1969 race-riot killing
YORK, Pa. - The children and sisters of a black woman from Aiken, S.C., who was killed during race riots in this central Pennsylvania city 36 years ago will share in a $2 million settlement announced Tuesday by York city officials.

News you can use
Activities scheduled for this week include:

Regents will discuss chancellor

Police look for man in slaying
AIKEN - Authorities are looking for a 25-year-old Aiken man who they say shot a man to death outside the Elks Lodge on Reynolds Pond Road early Sunday morning.

Leader asks people to get out and vote
A Civil Rights legend urged Augusta voters to go to the polls at a political forum Monday night.

Sound of the season
Judge Duncan Wheale has a story he likes to tell about a skeptical couple he encountered while volunteering as a Salvation Army bell ringer five years ago.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Savannah Grace Padgett, 3, of North Augusta.

Empty Stocking: Abused woman struggles with debts
A Martinez woman who escaped an abusive relationship can barely support her three children and will not be able to give them a good holiday without financial assistance.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Carter Wayne Padgett, 7 months, of North Augusta.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Carter Wayne Padgett, 7 months, of North Augusta.

County's growth leads to water, sewer issues

Correction
The District 7 map that accompanied a list of polling places in Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle was incorrect.

Correction

Empty Stocking Donations
Previously acknowledged: $23,058.06.

Keeping tree up is vigil for wife

Keeping tree up is vigil for wife
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Through Valentine's Day, the Fourth of July and Halloween, the white Christmas tree decked with yellow ribbons has stood in Erica Reynolds' Fort Stewart home.

Regents will discuss chancellor
ATLANTA - A meeting today of the University System Board of Regents could clear the way for a new chancellor of Georgia's network of colleges and universities to be named relatively soon.

Regents will discuss chancellor
ATLANTA - A meeting today of the University System Board of Regents could clear the way for a new chancellor of Georgia's network of colleges and universities to be named relatively soon.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Elementary and middle school students could take annual high-stakes tests on computer under a House bill to be pre-filed this week.

Governor seeks tax law change
AIKEN - With state Rep. Roland Smith standing nearby, Gov. Mark Sanford said Monday that he wants to "tighten up" a law that allows counties to create special tax districts that would generate new development.

Runoff plan anticipates high turnout
Voter turnout for today's runoff is expected to be high enough to warrant raising the number of workers that will take on the task of processing ballots.

Tax agency reviewing donations, deductions
COLUMBIA - The state Revenue Department is taking a closer look at taxpayers who might have inflated charitable contributions.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

County's growth leads to water, sewer issues
In a growing area such as Columbia County, it's an issue officials say requires a lot of planning and one that lately has come with some concerns from residents and city officials.

Augusta legislators, business community meet; discuss unity
The Augusta business community and members of the state legislative delegation came together this morning to talk about the upcoming General Assembly session.

Review offers tips to improve schools
An independent review of the Richmond County school system has affirmed concerns previously raised while pointing out others.

Sound of the season

Low pay drives away jail workers
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Jail officials say they are worried that low pay is making it hard to keep experienced workers on the job.

Across South Carolina

Columbia County likely to continue with ambulance firm
It looks as though Gold Cross will continue to provide ambulance service to Columbia County residents - at least through June 30, 2008.

Runoff plan anticipates high turnout
Voter turnout for today's runoff is expected to be high enough to warrant raising the number of workers that will take on the task of processing ballots.

The week ahead
The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre will hold auditions for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at 7:30 tonight and Tuesday night in Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon. Auditioners should bring a prepared musical number in the Broadway musical comedy style. An accompanist and CD player for music will be provided. For more information, call 793-8552.

Racial rancor marks meeting
On the eve of a hot mayoral contest between a black and a white candidate, a racially divided Augusta Commission clashed Monday over the hiring of a fire chief and an auditor and over discussion of the engineering department and its director, Teresa Smith.

Kid of the Day

Post's first soldier killed in Iraq honored at 202nd headquarters

Police look for man in slaying

Racial rancor marks meeting

Empty Stocking Donations
Previously acknowledged: $20,668.06.

County's growth leads to water, sewer issues
In a growing area such as Columbia County, it's an issue officials say requires a lot of planning and one that lately has come with some concerns from residents and city officials.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Empty Stocking: Evacuee wants good Christmas for family

Christmas parade draws 15,000
This year's Columbia County Christmas parade was different - and better, an organizer said - than those of years past.

News you can use

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Anderson County authorities are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man whose mother found his body floating in the Saluda River.

Police capture young escapee

Arson ruled as cause of blaze at UGA fraternity
ATHENS, Ga. - A fire that gutted the kitchen and dining room of a University of Georgia fraternity house was intentionally set, according to state Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner John Oxendine.

Walker must appeal from cell

Low pay drives away jail workers
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Jail officials say they are worried that low pay is making it hard to keep experienced workers on the job.

Across the area

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Savannah Grace Padgett, 3, of North Augusta.

Leader asks people to get out and vote

The week ahead
The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre will hold auditions for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at 7:30 tonight and Tuesday night in Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon. Auditioners should bring a prepared musical number in the Broadway musical comedy style. An accompanist and CD player for music will be provided. For more information, call 793-8552.

Across South Carolina

Empty Stocking Donations
Previously acknowledged: $20,668.06.

Keeping tree up is vigil for wife
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Through Valentine's Day, the Fourth of July and Halloween, the white Christmas tree decked with yellow ribbons has stood in Erica Reynolds' Fort Stewart home.

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Governor seeks tax law change
AIKEN - With state Rep. Roland Smith standing nearby, Gov. Mark Sanford said Monday that he wants to "tighten up" a law that allows counties to create special tax districts that would generate new development.

Across the area
A young Aiken couple died a few miles from their home Sunday morning when their car slammed into a tree, officials said.

Across the area
A Warrenville woman died Sunday after an accident at the Owens Corning fiberglass company in Aiken.

Sound of the season
Judge Duncan Wheale has a story he likes to tell about a skeptical couple he encountered while volunteering as a Salvation Army bell ringer five years ago.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - A man who reluctantly gave a stranger a ride after a Christmas party ended up accidentally shooting himself with a pistol he had on his lap.

Across the southeast
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Lionel Tate became the youngest person sentenced to life in prison in modern U.S. history when he was convicted at the age of 13 of murdering a young girl, but he got out on probation after his first conviction was thrown out.

Correction
The District 7 map that accompanied a list of polling places in Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle was incorrect.

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Empty Stocking Donations
Previously acknowledged: $23,058.06.

Tax agency reviewing donations, deductions

Review offers tips to improve schools
An independent review of the Richmond County school system has affirmed concerns previously raised while pointing out others.

Christmas parade draws 15,000

Body could be missing Wal-Mart greeter
Skeletal remains were found today in rural Edgefield County, less than a mile from where a missing Wal-Mart greeter's car was found in early September, authorities said.

The week ahead

Officials expect afternoon voting rush
Augusta elections officials are expecting a rush of voters this afternoon in the city's hotly contested runoff election.

Comic relief is soldier's mission

Kid of the Day

Arson ruled as cause of blaze at UGA fraternity

Across the southeast

Columbia County likely to continue with ambulance firm

Comic relief is soldier's mission
The young soldier in Staff Sgt. Brian Doorman's comics has visions of special forces dancing in his head.

Walker must appeal from cell
U.S. District Judge Dudley Bowen Jr. ruled Monday that former state Sen. Charles Walker will have to report to federal prison while his conviction is being appealed.

Leader asks people to get out and vote
A Civil Rights legend urged Augusta voters to go to the polls at a political forum Monday night.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Anderson County authorities are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man whose mother found his body floating in the Saluda River.

Judge says Walker can't be free during appeal

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Police capture young escapee
Authorities have captured one of the two teenagers who escaped from the Augusta Youth Development Campus last week and expect to have the second in custody soon.

Authorities find YDC escapees
Authorities have located two teenagers who escaped from the Augusta Youth Development Campus last week.

Empty Stocking: Evacuee wants good Christmas for family
A single mother who escaped from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina devastated her home needs help to make Christmas happy for her three sons and elderly mother.

Across the area

Post's first soldier killed in Iraq honored at 202nd headquarters
Just as a tree's seeds continue to spread long after its death, a cousin of the first Fort Gordon soldier to die in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom said Sgt. Cari Anne Gasiewicz's positive influence will continue to bloom.

Five Questions with librarian Dottie Demarest

Christmas parade draws 15,000
This year's Columbia County Christmas parade was different - and better, an organizer said - than those of years past.

Five Questions with librarian Dottie Demarest
Public librarian Dottie Demarest loves a good mystery. She said some of the most popular holiday books at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library are written by authors who usually cover subjects not normally associated with holly and mistletoe, such as whodunits.

Comic relief is soldier's mission
The young soldier in Staff Sgt. Brian Doorman's comics has visions of special forces dancing in his head.

Empty Stocking Donations
Previously acknowledged: $20,668.06.

Columbia County likely to continue with ambulance firm
It looks as though Gold Cross will continue to provide ambulance service to Columbia County residents - at least through June 30, 2008.

Post's first soldier killed in Iraq honored at 202nd headquarters
Just as a tree's seeds continue to spread long after its death, a cousin of the first Fort Gordon soldier to die in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom said Sgt. Cari Anne Gasiewicz's positive influence will continue to bloom.

Five Questions with librarian Dottie Demarest
Public librarian Dottie Demarest loves a good mystery. She said some of the most popular holiday books at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library are written by authors who usually cover subjects not normally associated with holly and mistletoe, such as whodunits.

Across the area
A young Aiken couple died a few miles from their home Sunday morning when their car slammed into a tree, officials said.

Arson ruled as cause of blaze at UGA fraternity
ATHENS, Ga. - A fire that gutted the kitchen and dining room of a University of Georgia fraternity house was intentionally set, according to state Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner John Oxendine.

Police look for man in slaying
AIKEN - Authorities are looking for a 25-year-old Aiken man who they say shot a man to death outside the Elks Lodge on Reynolds Pond Road early Sunday morning.

Tax agency reviewing donations, deductions
COLUMBIA - The state Revenue Department is taking a closer look at taxpayers who might have inflated charitable contributions.

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Assembly to open with new region in control
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Upstate legislators feel the center of their political universe moving south again.

Assembly to open with new region in control
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Upstate legislators feel the center of their political universe moving south again.

Crash couldn't stop Augusta's comeback kid
After what John Engler has fought through the past 30 months of his life, 30 mph winds weren't about to blow up his dream.

Crash couldn't stop Augusta's comeback kid
After what John Engler has fought through the past 30 months of his life, 30 mph winds weren't about to blow up his dream.

Annoying cell phone chatter inspires a few devious plots
We were talking at the office not long ago, and someone wondered aloud about what makes a person suddenly lose control in public and go on a rampage.

Annoying cell phone chatter inspires a few devious plots
We were talking at the office not long ago, and someone wondered aloud about what makes a person suddenly lose control in public and go on a rampage.

Theaters agree to help blind, deaf get access to movies
ALBANY, N.Y. - Did you catch the new movie that everyone's talking about at school and at work?

'Harry Potter' still tops box office
LOS ANGELES - The third weekend was still a charm for "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," which remained the top movie with $20.45 million.

'Wallace & Gromit' leads list of animation award nominees

'Harry Potter' still tops box office

'Harry Potter' still tops box office
LOS ANGELES - The third weekend was still a charm for "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," which remained the top movie with $20.45 million.

'Wallace & Gromit' leads list of animation award nominees
LOS ANGELES - The claymation buddy film "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" scored a leading 15 nominations Monday, including best feature, for the 33rd annual Annie Awards.

Studios hoping Americans ready to watch Flight 93 movies

Studios hoping Americans ready to watch Flight 93 movies
PITTSBURGH - Has the national psyche healed enough?

Theaters agree to help blind, deaf get access to movies

Studios hoping Americans ready to watch Flight 93 movies
PITTSBURGH - Has the national psyche healed enough?

Theaters agree to help blind, deaf get access to movies
ALBANY, N.Y. - Did you catch the new movie that everyone's talking about at school and at work?

'Wallace & Gromit' leads list of animation award nominees
LOS ANGELES - The claymation buddy film "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" scored a leading 15 nominations Monday, including best feature, for the 33rd annual Annie Awards.

Artists to cover Lennon songs in human rights fundraiser

Artists to cover Lennon songs in human rights fundraiser
LONDON - The Black Eyed Peas, The Cure and Avril Lavigne are among the artists recording songs by John Lennon to raise funds for Amnesty International.

Artists to cover Lennon songs in human rights fundraiser
LONDON - The Black Eyed Peas, The Cure and Avril Lavigne are among the artists recording songs by John Lennon to raise funds for Amnesty International.

Celtics edge Knicks

Celtics edge Knicks
NEW YORK - Ricky Davis had seen this kind of thing before. Boston would build a big lead and then let the other team back into the game.

Sonics' Rashard Lewis charged with DUI
SEATTLE - Seattle SuperSonics forward Rashard Lewis was charged Monday with drunken driving, resulting from an arrest on Interstate 90 in late September.

Sonics' Rashard Lewis charged with DUI

Sonics' Rashard Lewis charged with DUI
SEATTLE - Seattle SuperSonics forward Rashard Lewis was charged Monday with drunken driving, resulting from an arrest on Interstate 90 in late September.

Celtics edge Knicks
NEW YORK - Ricky Davis had seen this kind of thing before. Boston would build a big lead and then let the other team back into the game.

North Carolina back in Top 25
Duke and Texas were on top of The Associated Press' basketball poll again Monday, keeping this weekend's 1 vs. 2 matchup intact.

Tennessee bumps Duke from No. 1 in women's poll
Two more victories over ranked teams finally did it for Tennessee. The Lady Vols are back at No. 1 in The AP women's basketball poll.

No. 1 Duke defeats Texas
AUSTIN, Texas - Top-ranked Duke knew the Texas Longhorns were better than their 41-point loss to Tennessee a few days earlier.

Tennessee bumps Duke from No. 1 in women's poll
Two more victories over ranked teams finally did it for Tennessee. The Lady Vols are back at No. 1 in The AP women's basketball poll.

North Carolina back in Top 25
Duke and Texas were on top of The Associated Press' basketball poll again Monday, keeping this weekend's 1 vs. 2 matchup intact.

No. 1 Duke defeats Texas
AUSTIN, Texas - Top-ranked Duke knew the Texas Longhorns were better than their 41-point loss to Tennessee a few days earlier.

Panthers put Falcons in deep playoff hole

NFL lines up Stevie Wonder for Super Bowl pregame show

Foster stepping into starring role in Carolina

Nowhere to throw

Mary Elizabeth Dixon    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Roy T. Kirkland    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Hawkins, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Miss Linda Reddick    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Howell Poole    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Arthur Jordan    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Mark Y. Sharrock    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Charles Coffey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Arthur Jordan    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William W. Kirkland    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Legatha Y. Heath    (WAGENER, S.C.)

Mr. Willie P. Reese    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Ms. Dorothy Lee Burke    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Terry Richardson, Sr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Odom Vernon    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. "Bud" Ryan    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. C. Keith Murdock    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hollie Strader    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Beatrice Martin    (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Ryan Lee Strader    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Eva Mae Herrin    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mrs. Leatha Suggs    (LORIS, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara A. Henry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eleanor Duffie    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Danny Doolittle    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Michael Corley, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Duchscher    (JASPER, Ga.)

Mrs. Marion Johnson Bell    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Duffie    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara Webber    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Frost Burns    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Ryan Lee Strader    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lorraine Borders    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Howell Poole    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Walters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ana Torres Delgado    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roy T. Kirkland    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. "Bud" Ryan    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James Langham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie P. Reese    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. William E. Holley    (MEEKS, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Martin    (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. James Arthur Jordan    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Mae Herrin    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mr. William W. Kirkland    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Ryan Lee Strader    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Jeanette B. Hebbard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roy T. Kirkland    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Epifanio Genonsalao    (MANILA, PHILIPPINES)

Mrs. Olin Frances Parrish    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. John Duchscher    (JASPER, Ga.)

Mary Elizabeth Dixon    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Odom Vernon    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Marion Johnson Bell    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ana Torres Delgado    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Howell Poole    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Walters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara A. Henry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Coffey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanette B. Hebbard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorraine Borders    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Virginia Frost Burns    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Holli Dixon Strader    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor Duffie    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Olin Frances Parrish    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Odom Vernon    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred R. Hahn    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Leatha Suggs    (LORIS, S.C.)

Mr. Kenneth Hawkins, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Hollie Strader    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Howell Poole    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Terry Richardson, Sr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. C. Keith Murdock    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Linda Reddick    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Roy T. Kirkland    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mr. William W. Kirkland    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James Arthur Jordan    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Ryan Lee Strader    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Dorothy Lee Burke    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William W. Kirkland    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Maxwell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James Arthur Jordan    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. William W. Kirkland    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. "Bud" Ryan    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Legatha Y. Heath    (WAGENER, S.C.)

Mr. Mark Y. Sharrock    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Epifanio Genonsalao    (MANILA, PHILIPPINES)

Mrs. Ana Torres Delgado    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Olin Frances Parrish    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Odom Vernon    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. John Duchscher    (JASPER, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Walters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Corley, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara Webber    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Walters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Woods Mills    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mr. John Duchscher    (JASPER, Ga.)

Mrs. Holli Dixon Strader    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Charles Coffey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. "Bud" Ryan    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Danny Doolittle    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Olin Frances Parrish    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Duffie    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Woods Mills    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ana Torres Delgado    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Maxwell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Alfred R. Hahn    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Coffey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Hawkins, Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ana Torres Delgado (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Walters (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Howell Poole (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Olin Frances Parrish (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Coffey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mark Y. Sharrock (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor Duffie (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. William W. Kirkland (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Roy T. Kirkland (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Woods Mills (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Olin Frances Parrish (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Terry Richardson, Sr. (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. James Arthur Jordan (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Howell Poole (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William W. Kirkland (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Odom Vernon (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. John Duchscher (JASPER, Ga.)

Mrs. Legatha Y. Heath (WAGENER, S.C.)

Mr. Alfred R. Hahn (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Jeanette B. Hebbard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Danny Doolittle (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Hollie Strader (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. "Bud" Ryan (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Leatha Suggs (LORIS, S.C.)

Mrs. Marion Johnson Bell (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Willie P. Reese (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara Webber (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Melvin Walters (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorraine Borders (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Holli Dixon Strader (AIKEN, S.C.)

Miss Linda Reddick (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James Arthur Jordan (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Epifanio Genonsalao (MANILA, PHILIPPINES)

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

Mr. James Langham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara A. Henry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. "Bud" Ryan (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor Duffie (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Martin (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. John Duchscher (JASPER, Ga.)

Mrs. Ana Torres Delgado (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roy T. Kirkland (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Ryan Lee Strader (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Ryan Lee Strader (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. William E. Holley (MEEKS, Ga.)

Mrs. Odom Vernon (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Corley, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Maxwell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Dorothy Lee Burke (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Charles Coffey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mary Elizabeth Dixon (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Frost Burns (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Mae Herrin (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mr. C. Keith Murdock (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

World Cup draw seeding method under debate

Austrians sweep super-G, Kildow sixth

Overtime

Overtime

Overtime
In Bratislava, Slovakia, Croatia won its first Davis Cup title Sunday, with Mario Ancic beating Michal Mertinak of Slovakia, 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-4, in the decisive match.

World Cup draw seeding method under debate
LEIPZIG, Germany - Five days before the draw for next year's World Cup finals, the debate began on how seeding for the group phase will be determined.

Overtime
In Thousand Oaks, Calif., John Daly withdrew Monday from the Target World Challenge because of a broken right hand, the second week in a row he has pulled out of a tournament.

Overtime
In Thousand Oaks, Calif., John Daly withdrew Monday from the Target World Challenge because of a broken right hand, the second week in a row he has pulled out of a tournament.

World Cup draw seeding method under debate
LEIPZIG, Germany - Five days before the draw for next year's World Cup finals, the debate began on how seeding for the group phase will be determined.

Austrians sweep super-G, Kildow sixth
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta - Austrian power and American depth were on display on the final chilly day of women's World Cup skiing at Lake Louise.

Austrians sweep super-G, Kildow sixth
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta - Austrian power and American depth were on display on the final chilly day of women's World Cup skiing at Lake Louise.

Overtime
In Bratislava, Slovakia, Croatia won its first Davis Cup title Sunday, with Mario Ancic beating Michal Mertinak of Slovakia, 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-4, in the decisive match.

Prep basketball scores
Here are scores from area prep basketball action.

Prep basketball scores
Here are scores from area prep basketball action.

NFL lines up Stevie Wonder for Super Bowl pregame show
DETROIT - Motown fans miffed by the NFL's choice of the Rolling Stones for Super Bowl halftime entertainment are getting at least some satisfaction: Stevie Wonder will perform during the pregame show at Ford Field.

Foster stepping into starring role in Carolina
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Hesitant the past three years to grab the torch away from his mentor, DeShaun Foster has finally seized it and taken off running - right into the role as Carolina's featured back.

Nowhere to throw
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Atlanta's third play against the Carolina Panthers did more than set the tone for Sunday's 24-6 loss at Bank of America Stadium, it epitomized Michael Vick's progression as a professional quarterback.

NFL lines up Stevie Wonder for Super Bowl pregame show
DETROIT - Motown fans miffed by the NFL's choice of the Rolling Stones for Super Bowl halftime entertainment are getting at least some satisfaction: Stevie Wonder will perform during the pregame show at Ford Field.

Panthers put Falcons in deep playoff hole
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Atlanta Falcons became the "Dead Team Walking" in the NFC South Sunday when the Carolina Panthers took control of the division with a 24-6 victory at Bank of America Stadium.

Nowhere to throw
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Atlanta's third play against the Carolina Panthers did more than set the tone for Sunday's 24-6 loss at Bank of America Stadium, it epitomized Michael Vick's progression as a professional quarterback.

Foster stepping into starring role in Carolina
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Hesitant the past three years to grab the torch away from his mentor, DeShaun Foster has finally seized it and taken off running - right into the role as Carolina's featured back.

Panthers put Falcons in deep playoff hole
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Atlanta Falcons became the "Dead Team Walking" in the NFC South Sunday when the Carolina Panthers took control of the division with a 24-6 victory at Bank of America Stadium.

Crash couldn't stop Augusta's comeback kid

Should Couric and Lauer be working an entertainment event?
NEW YORK - The new president of NBC News sees no reason to change a policy that allows his anchors to front entertainment events - like the recent Thanksgiving Day parade that saw Katie Couric and Matt Lauer miss an obvious news story.

Tyra Banks takes final spin on the runway
NEW YORK - The runway is now behind Tyra Banks.

Maya Angelou's Christmas party philosophy: 'Celebrate!'
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Thinking back over her memories of Christmas, Maya Angelou recalls the aroma in her family's store in Stamps, Ark.

Maya Angelou's Christmas party philosophy: 'Celebrate!'
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Thinking back over her memories of Christmas, Maya Angelou recalls the aroma in her family's store in Stamps, Ark.

Should Couric and Lauer be working an entertainment event?

Two anchors to host ABC's "World News Tonight"
NEW YORK - ABC News named Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff co-anchors of "World News Tonight" on Monday, replacing the late Peter Jennings.

Two anchors to host ABC's "World News Tonight"
NEW YORK - ABC News named Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff co-anchors of "World News Tonight" on Monday, replacing the late Peter Jennings.

Should Couric and Lauer be working an entertainment event?
NEW YORK - The new president of NBC News sees no reason to change a policy that allows his anchors to front entertainment events - like the recent Thanksgiving Day parade that saw Katie Couric and Matt Lauer miss an obvious news story.

Maya Angelou's Christmas party philosophy: 'Celebrate!'

Two anchors to host ABC's "World News Tonight"

Tyra Banks takes final spin on the runway

Tyra Banks takes final spin on the runway
NEW YORK - The runway is now behind Tyra Banks.

People in the News

People in the News

Lady Dogs top Georgia Tech

Lady Dogs top Georgia Tech
ATHENS, Ga. - Janese Hardrick, No. 17 Georgia's smallest player, found cracks and crevices in Georgia Tech's tight defense Sunday, leading the Lady Dogs to a 72-66 win over the previously undefeated Yellow Jackets.

Georgia staying close to home for Sugar Bowl

Georgia puts eight on All-SEC team

Lady Dogs top Georgia Tech
ATHENS, Ga. - Janese Hardrick, No. 17 Georgia's smallest player, found cracks and crevices in Georgia Tech's tight defense Sunday, leading the Lady Dogs to a 72-66 win over the previously undefeated Yellow Jackets.

Georgia puts eight on All-SEC team
ATLANTA - Jay Cutler never played on a winning team in college, never went to a bowl game. But he sure finished his career in style.

Georgia staying close to home for Sugar Bowl
ATLANTA - Georgia is heading back to the Sugar Bowl, which is essentially another home game this season.

Georgia puts eight on All-SEC team
ATLANTA - Jay Cutler never played on a winning team in college, never went to a bowl game. But he sure finished his career in style.

Georgia staying close to home for Sugar Bowl
ATLANTA - Georgia is heading back to the Sugar Bowl, which is essentially another home game this season.

Gamecocks to play Missouri in Independence Bowl
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina will play Missouri in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 30 in Shreveport, La.

Spurrier named SEC coach of the year
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Ol' Ball Coach can still coach.

Gamecocks to play Missouri in Independence Bowl

Spurrier named SEC coach of the year

Spurrier named SEC coach of the year
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Ol' Ball Coach can still coach.

Gamecocks to play Missouri in Independence Bowl
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina will play Missouri in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 30 in Shreveport, La.

Spotted
Rachael Foss (left) and Sarah Stone were Spotted in the stands at the Greenbrier basketball game.

Quick Hits
MY THOUGHTS: Bewitched is an entertaining remake of the original television show. The comedy stars Nicole Kidman as a witch and Will Ferrell as a conceited mortal brought together when they star in a remake of the television show but end up falling in love in some funny ways. This laugh-out-loud movie has many small twists that makes it a great date movie.

Teen should put focus on being the best she can be

Season of giving

Xtreme question of the week
Is it rude to be specific about what gifts you want?

Spotted

Teens need alternative to jail
We've all made mistakes. No one's perfect. Making mistakes is a part of growing up, and learning from mistakes helps to shape and mold adolescents into adults.

Xtreme calendar
AUDITION: Teens In Action with Goals (T.A.G.) is looking for students to star in their Dec. 21 production of Houses of Power, a presentation showcasing the importance of family, church and education. Auditions are 6-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Henry H. Brigham (Belle Terrace) Community Center, 2463 Golden Camp Road.

Your Yuletide

Fantasia Barrino shares hardships in her new book

Your Yuletide
Going to a parade, visiting with Santa and his helpers or taking part in a religious ceremony? Xtreme wants to run your holiday pictures in our Dec. 20 edition.

Teens need alternative to jail
We've all made mistakes. No one's perfect. Making mistakes is a part of growing up, and learning from mistakes helps to shape and mold adolescents into adults.

Teen should put focus on being the best she can be
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: Why do all people think kids don't know what they are doing? Shouldn't all kids have a chance?

Fantasia Barrino shares hardships in her new book
After winning the American Idol competition May 26, 2004, Fantasia Barrino's life changed forever. Coming from a very stern and religious family, everyone had high expectations for the young singer, but as a typical teenager she steered the opposite way of her church family.

Season of giving
Community-service requirements for high school clubs and college rsums might be enough to get students in the giving spirit.

Your Yuletide
Going to a parade, visiting with Santa and his helpers or taking part in a religious ceremony? Xtreme wants to run your holiday pictures in our Dec. 20 edition.

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Spotted
Rachael Foss (left) and Sarah Stone were Spotted in the stands at the Greenbrier basketball game.

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Is it rude to be specific about what gifts you want?

Fantasia Barrino shares hardships in her new book
After winning the American Idol competition May 26, 2004, Fantasia Barrino's life changed forever. Coming from a very stern and religious family, everyone had high expectations for the young singer, but as a typical teenager she steered the opposite way of her church family.

Teen should put focus on being the best she can be
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: Why do all people think kids don't know what they are doing? Shouldn't all kids have a chance?

Teens need alternative to jail

Season of giving
Community-service requirements for high school clubs and college rsums might be enough to get students in the giving spirit.

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AUDITION: Teens In Action with Goals (T.A.G.) is looking for students to star in their Dec. 21 production of Houses of Power, a presentation showcasing the importance of family, church and education. Auditions are 6-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Henry H. Brigham (Belle Terrace) Community Center, 2463 Golden Camp Road.

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MY THOUGHTS: Bewitched is an entertaining remake of the original television show. The comedy stars Nicole Kidman as a witch and Will Ferrell as a conceited mortal brought together when they star in a remake of the television show but end up falling in love in some funny ways. This laugh-out-loud movie has many small twists that makes it a great date movie.

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