Rose Hill is a reminder of old city
The Rose Hill estate has been tucked away in Aiken for more than a century.

Redcliffe Plantation presents poignant Christmas event
New toys wrapped in brightly colored paper and trimmed with metallic bows might be what many children receive this Christmas, but Christmas today is nothing like what slaves during the 19th century would have experienced.

Pet of the week
Lulu, 1-year-old female bassett hound mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Events
The North Augusta Chamber of Commerce will hold its ABC Connection at noon today at the chamber, 302 Georgia Ave. Fraud prevention for businesses will be discussed. Bring a lunch; dessert and beverages will be provided. Call 279-2323.

Special children get their own rides
Many youngsters have a bicycle on their Christmas wish list. For some children with disabilities, riding a bicycle or tricycle might seem impossible.

School lunch menu
Aiken and Edgefield counties school lunch menu through Dec. 16.

Hot air keeps balloon pilot aloft
What started out as a business venture for real estate agent Richard Ret became a lifelong passion.

Area adult literacy sites
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

USC Aiken programs broaden art students' horizons
As a member of the Silver Spirit Marching Band at Silver Bluff High School, Heather Hanna learned the intricacies of band music.

Recreation centers
AIKEN COUNTY RECREATION CENTER, GRANITEVILLE

Crafts show at Weeks Center attracts Christmas shoppers
Gail Cruz left home early to tend to her craft booth at the H. Odell Weeks Activity Center on Saturday. She wanted to scope out the other wares at the 35th annual Christmas craft show.

Reunions
GLENN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL 1983: Seeking classmates for 22-year reunion Saturday, Dec. 24; contact Timothy Allen, 798-0766

Rose Hill is a reminder of old city
The Rose Hill estate has been tucked away in Aiken for more than a century.

Milestones
The following students have been inducted into Pi Gamma Mu International Social Sciences Honor Society at the University of South Carolina Aiken:

Special children get their own rides
Many youngsters have a bicycle on their Christmas wish list. For some children with disabilities, riding a bicycle or tricycle might seem impossible.

This week
A, B, C Connection: Noon today; North Augusta Chamber of Commerce, 302 Georgia Ave.; fraud prevention for your business will be discussed; bring lunch; dessert and beverages provided; 279-2323

USC Aiken programs broaden art students' horizons
As a member of the Silver Spirit Marching Band at Silver Bluff High School, Heather Hanna learned the intricacies of band music.

Events
The North Augusta Chamber of Commerce will hold its ABC Connection at noon today at the chamber, 302 Georgia Ave. Fraud prevention for businesses will be discussed. Bring a lunch; dessert and beverages will be provided. Call 279-2323.

This week
A, B, C Connection: Noon today; North Augusta Chamber of Commerce, 302 Georgia Ave.; fraud prevention for your business will be discussed; bring lunch; dessert and beverages provided; 279-2323

Pet of the week
Lulu, 1-year-old female bassett hound mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Ordinance review is taking a long time
It could take the county planning commission two years to finish its review of new zoning regulations, a job it was given three months to complete.

Across the river
LIGHTS OF THE SOUTH: 6-10 nightly through Wednesday, Dec. 28; 633 Old Louisville Road, Grovetown; hayride tour of about 300 light displays with Christmas themes, Bible stories and fairy tales.

Wildlife at park given treats for holidays
Mary Wells, 4, rolled a pine cone covered in peanut butter in a tray of bird seed.

Hot air keeps balloon pilot aloft
What started out as a business venture for real estate agent Richard Ret became a lifelong passion.

Bikers help RECing Crew give out some holiday cheer
Area bikers played Santa Claus on Saturday for a group of special-needs adults.

School lunch menu
Aiken and Edgefield counties school lunch menu through Dec. 16.

Across the river
LIGHTS OF THE SOUTH: 6-10 nightly through Wednesday, Dec. 28; 633 Old Louisville Road, Grovetown; hayride tour of about 300 light displays with Christmas themes, Bible stories and fairy tales.

Historic Augusta plans trip to Camden
For people interested in the history and architecture of Augusta and surrounding areas, Historic Augusta Inc's Peep n' Eat program might be a way to spend an afternoon.

Wildlife at park given treats for holidays
Mary Wells, 4, rolled a pine cone covered in peanut butter in a tray of bird seed.

Recreation centers
AIKEN COUNTY RECREATION CENTER, GRANITEVILLE

Crafts show at Weeks Center attracts Christmas shoppers
Gail Cruz left home early to tend to her craft booth at the H. Odell Weeks Activity Center on Saturday. She wanted to scope out the other wares at the 35th annual Christmas craft show.

Reunions
GLENN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL 1983: Seeking classmates for 22-year reunion Saturday, Dec. 24; contact Timothy Allen, 798-0766

Bikers help RECing Crew give out some holiday cheer
Area bikers played Santa Claus on Saturday for a group of special-needs adults.

Milestones
The following students have been inducted into Pi Gamma Mu International Social Sciences Honor Society at the University of South Carolina Aiken:

Ordinance review is taking a long time
It could take the county planning commission two years to finish its review of new zoning regulations, a job it was given three months to complete.

Historic Augusta plans trip to Camden
For people interested in the history and architecture of Augusta and surrounding areas, Historic Augusta Inc's Peep n' Eat program might be a way to spend an afternoon.

Area adult literacy sites
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

Redcliffe Plantation presents poignant Christmas event
New toys wrapped in brightly colored paper and trimmed with metallic bows might be what many children receive this Christmas, but Christmas today is nothing like what slaves during the 19th century would have experienced.

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.

Toronto reels in ex-Marlin
DALLAS - The Toronto Blue Jays kept up their spending spree Tuesday by agreeing to terms with starter A.J. Burnett on a five-year, $55 million contract.

Toronto reels in ex-Marlin
DALLAS - The Toronto Blue Jays kept up their spending spree Tuesday by agreeing to terms with starter A.J. Burnett on a five-year, $55 million contract.

Toronto reels in ex-Marlin

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

Sounds of season ring, sing, honk in the spirit

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.

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.

Braves look to fill 3 big holes

Apple, NBC ink deal to offer TV shows on iTunes
SAN JOSE, Calif. - NBC Universal has inked a deal with Apple Computer Inc. to become the second network to sell television shows a la carte on Apple's online iTunes store, the companies announced Tuesday.

Sears sees poor sales, $58 million in profits
CHICAGO - Sears Holdings Corp. reported another mixed quarter of skidding sales from its stores alongside improved costs and profit margins Tuesday, encouraging investors while leaving questions about its future and direction as a retailer unanswered.

Augusta repair company makes Landmark change
The herd over at Garrett Aviation Services Inc. has been re-branded.

IHOP takes Kroger to court
An Augusta IHOP franchisee is suing Kroger Co., claiming the grocer is holding up the construction of its proposed restaurant in the Evans Crossing shopping center.

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.

New competitors want slice of Pixar's pie

IHOP takes Kroger to court
An Augusta IHOP franchisee is suing Kroger Co., claiming the grocer is holding up the construction of its proposed restaurant in the Evans Crossing shopping center.

Developer plans shopping center in Aiken

Apple, NBC ink deal to offer TV shows on iTunes
SAN JOSE, Calif. - NBC Universal has inked a deal with Apple Computer Inc. to become the second network to sell television shows a la carte on Apple's online iTunes store, the companies announced Tuesday.

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."

Ford to cut ads in media for gays
DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday that its luxury Jaguar and Land Rover brands will no longer advertise in gay publications, but the nation's second largest automaker denied making the decision under pressure from conservative Christian groups.

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."

Augusta repair company makes Landmark change
The herd over at Garrett Aviation Services Inc. has been re-branded.

Sears sees poor sales, $58 million in profits

You better not shout; you better not cry

Augusta repair company makes Landmark change

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."

Apple, NBC ink deal to offer TV shows on iTunes

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.

Ford to cut ads in media for gays

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."

Ford to cut ads in media for gays
DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday that its luxury Jaguar and Land Rover brands will no longer advertise in gay publications, but the nation's second largest automaker denied making the decision under pressure from conservative Christian groups.

Sears sees poor sales, $58 million in profits
CHICAGO - Sears Holdings Corp. reported another mixed quarter of skidding sales from its stores alongside improved costs and profit margins Tuesday, encouraging investors while leaving questions about its future and direction as a retailer unanswered.

IHOP takes Kroger to court

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Thursday, December 7, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Thursday, December 7, 2005.

Final Four trip bittersweet for Clemson coach who lost father
COLUMBIA, S.C. - For Clemson soccer coach Trevor Adair, the joy of making his first NCAA Final Four has been bittersweet.

Final Four trip bittersweet for Clemson coach who lost father

Final Four trip bittersweet for Clemson coach who lost father
COLUMBIA, S.C. - For Clemson soccer coach Trevor Adair, the joy of making his first NCAA Final Four has been bittersweet.

Clemson tops Wofford
CLEMSON, S.C. - Akin Akingbala scored 14 points and had eight rebounds as Clemson held off Wofford 62-60 Tuesday night.

Clemson tops Wofford
CLEMSON, S.C. - Akin Akingbala scored 14 points and had eight rebounds as Clemson held off Wofford 62-60 Tuesday night.

Clemson tops Wofford

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.

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
Texas coach Mack Brown has been calling Southern California the No. 1 team all season and it wasn't just talk.

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.

Leinart establishes himself as an all-time great QB

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

Young looks to top Trojan duo
AUSTIN, Texas - Seventh-grader Vince Young toiled away in his yard, raking leaves and piling them in bags. Each time he finished, his mother would dump them out and tell him to do it again.

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

Young looks to top Trojan duo

Young makes his case for the Heisman

Young looks to top Trojan duo
AUSTIN, Texas - Seventh-grader Vince Young toiled away in his yard, raking leaves and piling them in bags. Each time he finished, his mother would dump them out and tell him to do it again.

Trio of seniors up for punter honor
So much for the youth movement. One year after sophomore Daniel Sepulveda of Baylor won the Ray Guy Award, Arizona's Danny Baugher, Colorado's John Torp and Wake Forest's Ryan Plackemeier - all seniors - are vying for the distinction of the nation's top college punter.

Trio of seniors up for punter honor
So much for the youth movement. One year after sophomore Daniel Sepulveda of Baylor won the Ray Guy Award, Arizona's Danny Baugher, Colorado's John Torp and Wake Forest's Ryan Plackemeier - all seniors - are vying for the distinction of the nation's top college punter.

Trio of seniors up for punter honor

North Carolina back in Top 25

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

Spring Hill honors local golfer

We can do better

We endorse

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

Quite a statement

Exit Charles Walker
It would have been a shock, and a disaster to the community, if U.S. District Judge Dudley Bowen had let former state Sen. Charles Walker stay out of prison.

A tale of two tragedies

Protect officials' right to pray
The nation's Founding Fathers would roll over in their graves if they knew how some people are trying to use the Constitution to drive religion out of public life. Among the attacks on Judeo-Christian values are efforts to ban invocations at public meetings.

Protect officials' right to pray

Exit Charles Walker
It would have been a shock, and a disaster to the community, if U.S. District Judge Dudley Bowen had let former state Sen. Charles Walker stay out of prison.

A tale of two tragedies
Sixty-four years ago today, the Japanese Imperial Navy's air force attacked Pearl Harbor with unexpected swiftness and stunning effectiveness - killing nearly 2,400 Americans and destroying or damaging much of the U.S. Navy's fleet. including the battleship U.S.S. Arizona with 1,102 crewmen aboard.

A tale of two tragedies
Sixty-four years ago today, the Japanese Imperial Navy's air force attacked Pearl Harbor with unexpected swiftness and stunning effectiveness - killing nearly 2,400 Americans and destroying or damaging much of the U.S. Navy's fleet. including the battleship U.S.S. Arizona with 1,102 crewmen aboard.

Protect officials' right to pray
The nation's Founding Fathers would roll over in their graves if they knew how some people are trying to use the Constitution to drive religion out of public life. Among the attacks on Judeo-Christian values are efforts to ban invocations at public meetings.

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.

Exit Charles Walker

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

Quite a statement
A good portion of Augusta was excited for Mayor-elect Deke Copenhaver Tuesday night.

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.

Quite a statement
A good portion of Augusta was excited for Mayor-elect Deke Copenhaver Tuesday night.

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.

People in the News
GENEVA - Brigitte Bardot renewed her attack on Canada's annual seal hunt in a mock trial staged by animal rights activists.

People in the News
GENEVA - Brigitte Bardot renewed her attack on Canada's annual seal hunt in a mock trial staged by animal rights activists.

Aniston sues photographer for invasion of privacy
LOS ANGELES - Jennifer Aniston is suing a paparazzo, claiming he invaded her privacy by using a telephoto lens to photograph her inside her home when she was topless or partly undressed.

Aniston sues photographer for invasion of privacy
LOS ANGELES - Jennifer Aniston is suing a paparazzo, claiming he invaded her privacy by using a telephoto lens to photograph her inside her home when she was topless or partly undressed.

The Top Five list
The top five in entertainment list.

The Top Five list
The top five in entertainment list.

Twelve cookies: homemade for the holidays
Cookie recipes for the holidays.

Bite-size caramels are a perfect holiday gift
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - Sinking your teeth into a soft, chewy caramel is an unforgettable experience.

Low-fat lamb chops teriyaki recipe
Yes, you really can have lamb chops on a low-fat, heart-healthy diet, provided you trim away the fat and cook them right. That's the word from "Cooking Smart for a Healthy Heart" (Reader's Digest, 2005, $29.95).

Bite-size caramels are a perfect holiday gift

Twelve cookies: homemade for the holidays

Low-fat lamb chops teriyaki recipe

Vegetarian cookie recipes
CONCORD, N.H. - The cookie swap party pressure is mounting. The weekend before Christmas my wife and I are hosting our second annual holiday cookie swap party.

Seared swordfish make quick and easy

Seared swordfish make quick and easy
The title of Melissa Clark's new cookbook, "Chef Interrupted," casts a new benevolent aura on its second word.

Vegetarian cookie recipes
CONCORD, N.H. - The cookie swap party pressure is mounting. The weekend before Christmas my wife and I are hosting our second annual holiday cookie swap party.

Twelve cookies: homemade for the holidays
Cookie recipes for the holidays.

Low-fat lamb chops teriyaki recipe
Yes, you really can have lamb chops on a low-fat, heart-healthy diet, provided you trim away the fat and cook them right. That's the word from "Cooking Smart for a Healthy Heart" (Reader's Digest, 2005, $29.95).

Seared swordfish make quick and easy
The title of Melissa Clark's new cookbook, "Chef Interrupted," casts a new benevolent aura on its second word.

Bite-size caramels are a perfect holiday gift
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - Sinking your teeth into a soft, chewy caramel is an unforgettable experience.

Vegetarian cookie recipes

Ripken forms new controlling entity
In Dallas, Ripken Baseball, the new owner of the Augusta GreenJackets, has formed Baseball Enterprises LLC.

Ripken forms new controlling entity
In Dallas, Ripken Baseball, the new owner of the Augusta GreenJackets, has formed Baseball Enterprises LLC.

Golf notebook

Engler earns his tour card

Golf notebook
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Tiger Woods might be spending the better part of September in Britain and Ireland.

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

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

Golf notebook
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Tiger Woods might be spending the better part of September in Britain and Ireland.

Ripken forms new controlling entity

Prep champions

Six teams will enjoy gift of jewelry

Final poll represents string of post-season upsets

Laney's Smart wins No. 500

Prep basketball roundup

Warmup key in Lakeside's win

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

Final poll represents string of post-season upsets
ATLANTA - With the 2005 season in the record books, the final Associated Press high school football poll reflects the surprising changes that take place during the playoffs.

Six teams will enjoy gift of jewelry
The season is over, and local jewelers couldn't be happier with the results. The sellers of state title rings are extra busy after last weekend.

Final poll represents string of post-season upsets
ATLANTA - With the 2005 season in the record books, the final Associated Press high school football poll reflects the surprising changes that take place during the playoffs.

Six teams will enjoy gift of jewelry
The season is over, and local jewelers couldn't be happier with the results. The sellers of state title rings are extra busy after last weekend.

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

NHL roundup
PHILADELPHIA - Mike Richards scored the lone goal and Philadelphia goalie Antero Niittymaki was perfect through regulation, overtime and the shootout to lift the Flyers to a 1-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.

NHL roundup

NHL roundup
PHILADELPHIA - Mike Richards scored the lone goal and Philadelphia goalie Antero Niittymaki was perfect through regulation, overtime and the shootout to lift the Flyers to a 1-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.

Baked cheeses make treat out of holiday events
For most families, the holiday season can be described in one word: Frenzied!

Baked cheeses make treat out of holiday events
For most families, the holiday season can be described in one word: Frenzied!

Baked cheeses make treat out of holiday events

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.

There is no 'assault on Christmas'
Why is it that, in the past few years, whenever it gets close to Christmas, Fox News and its followers start this uproar over what they say is an "assault on Christmas"? They even have our local media jumping on this bandwagon. I've read comments to that effect in the Rants & Raves section, and I've heard outcries for boycotts of stores who say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas."Ginger Sitler, Augusta

Unions necessary for better schools

Unions necessary for better schools
Again, The Chronicle's editorial page has published an opinion with no basis in fact, and which borders on the absurd.William Head, Grovetown

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

Unions necessary for better schools
Again, The Chronicle's editorial page has published an opinion with no basis in fact, and which borders on the absurd.William Head, Grovetown

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.

There is no 'assault on Christmas'
Why is it that, in the past few years, whenever it gets close to Christmas, Fox News and its followers start this uproar over what they say is an "assault on Christmas"? They even have our local media jumping on this bandwagon. I've read comments to that effect in the Rants & Raves section, and I've heard outcries for boycotts of stores who say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas."Ginger Sitler, Augusta

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.

There is no 'assault on 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

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.

Clinton is the real embarrassment

Feel free to say 'Merry Christmas'

The biggest gift this season: buckle up

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.

Report: Museum artifacts in danger across U.S.

Seniors calendar

Fashion briefs

Health calendar

Living briefs

Odd-shape presents can be a challenge

Taiwan pigeon racing attracts gamblers, birdnappers

Living briefs

Internet board moves ahead on '.asia' domain

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

Report: Museum artifacts in danger across U.S.
NEW YORK - Millions of rare artifacts in museums and libraries across the United States are slowly disintegrating because of improper storage, according to a survey said to be the largest-ever look at the condition of such collections.

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.

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.

Taiwan pigeon racing attracts gamblers, birdnappers
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Pigeon racing traces its roots to Europe, but Taiwanese have made it their own.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Taiwan pigeon racing attracts gamblers, birdnappers
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Pigeon racing traces its roots to Europe, but Taiwanese have made it their own.

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.

Report: Museum artifacts in danger across U.S.
NEW YORK - Millions of rare artifacts in museums and libraries across the United States are slowly disintegrating because of improper storage, according to a survey said to be the largest-ever look at the condition of such collections.

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.

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

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.

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.

Lynx add 4 players in day of trading
The Augusta Lynx made two deals, adding a total of four players Tuesday.

Lynx crushed by Gladiators on road

Lynx add 4 players in day of trading

Lynx crushed by Gladiators on road
Three Gladiators scored two goals each as Gwinnett easily defeated the Augusta Lynx, 7-1 on Tuesday.

Lynx crushed by Gladiators on road
Three Gladiators scored two goals each as Gwinnett easily defeated the Augusta Lynx, 7-1 on Tuesday.

Lynx add 4 players in day of trading
The Augusta Lynx made two deals, adding a total of four players Tuesday.

Across the southeast
WACO, TEXAS - An 82-year-old woman has been found guilty of attempted assault on a peace officer for trying to hit a McLennan County sheriff's deputy on the head with her cane.

Empty Stocking: Evacuee wants good Christmas for family

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Alexander Israel Rothkin of Augusta

Across South Carolina
ROCK HILL -- The York County Council has voted to suspend the state's Sunday closing laws for one year, effective immediately to take advantage of the holiday shopping season.

Across South Carolina

Across Georgia
BRUNSWICK -- Signs have gone up at marinas and public boat ramps along Georgia's coast letting boaters know that North Atlantic right whales are coming back to their calving grounds there.

Under construction
Kenneth Barron, with Gilbert Southern, constructs a platform for crews to stand on when working underneath the U.S. Highway 1 bridge that runs over the Savannah RIver.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Former S.C. Gov. Carroll Campbell dies
LEXINGTON, S.C. -- Former Gov. Carroll Campbell Jr., popular and politically savvy, who helped make the Republican Party a powerful force in South Carolina and changed the face of state government while recruiting big-name industries, died Wednesday. He was 65.

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.

Leader asks people to get out and vote

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

Walker must appeal from cell

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.

Explosion brings down another span of bridge
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Another blast reverberated and smoke rose into a clear blue sky Tuesday as a section of a bridge that rose over Charleston's skyline for almost eight decades crumbled into the water.

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.

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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.

Mother wants to give son, 4, real Christmas
A single Augusta mother caring for her special-needs son alone cannot afford to give him a special Christmas without help.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Alexander Israel Rothkin of Augusta

Kid of the Day

Tools could trace attack
NEW ELLENTON - Savannah River National Laboratory has patented two particle-gathering instruments that could assist in the war against terrorism.

Police capture young escapee

Extra hours might make up 'snow days'
Changes could be made in how two early "snow days" will be made up, providing more flexibility for Richmond County educators.

County's growth leads to water, sewer issues

Regents will discuss chancellor

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Liberty Air takes wing as all-female flight company
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Airplanes have been part of Mary Pilgrim's life for as far back as the 50-something Savannahian can remember.

Correction

Mayor of Augusta runoff vote, by precinct
The following are precinct-by-precinct totals for the Mayor of Augusta runoff election.

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Hasan defeats Howard for post
Despite a 16-year hiatus from public office, A.K. Hasan was elected Tuesday to the Richmond County Board of Education, winning the Super District 9 seat.

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Copenhaver sees mandate in victory

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.

Brigham regains seat in runoff

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.

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Toll plan raises concerns

Family's lawsuit settled
YORK, Pa. - The children and sisters of a black Aiken woman who was shot and killed more than 36 years ago during race riots that shook this central Pennsylvania city will share in a $2 million settlement announced Tuesday by city officials.

Extra hours might make up 'snow days'

Remains found in Edgefield
Authorities suspect that skeletal remains found Tuesday afternoon in rural Edgefield County could belong to an elderly North Augusta man who has been missing for nearly five months.

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Legislative session talks turn to Augusta politics
The Augusta business community and members of the local legislative delegation came together Tuesday morning to talk about the upcoming session of the Georgia General Assembly.

Legislative session talks turn to Augusta politics

Tools could trace attack
NEW ELLENTON - Savannah River National Laboratory has patented two particle-gathering instruments that could assist in the war against terrorism.

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Property tax reform could be hot topic in S. Carolina
AIKEN - The local business community might want to keep close tabs on the South Carolina General Assembly when it reconvenes in January.

Hasan defeats Howard for post

Copenhaver sees mandate in victory
Political newcomer Deke Copenhaver was elected mayor of Augusta by a comfortable margin Tuesday, ousting veteran politician Willie Mays with 56 percent of the vote.

Tobacco growers share tales of woe

Board of Regents will name chancellor
ATLANTA - The new head of Georgia's network of colleges and universities will be named Thursday, the State Board of Regents announced Tuesday.

Rezoning OK met with boos

Across the area
Two Augusta-Richmond County firefighters were sent to a hospital after battling a fire at a south Augusta apartment building, officials said Tuesday.

Hatney moves to new board

Hatney moves to new board
J.R. Hatney, who relinquished his Richmond County Board of Education seat to run for the Augusta Commission's Super District 9 seat, defeated interim Commissioner Freddie Handy by more than 2,000 votes in Tuesday's runoff election.

Mayor of Augusta runoff vote, by precinct

Extra hours might make up 'snow days'
Changes could be made in how two early "snow days" will be made up, providing more flexibility for Richmond County educators.

Kid of the Day

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Firewall protected students in UGA fraternity house fire

James Brown festival scheduled

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3 gas leaks reported in Columbia County
Columbia County experienced three minor natural gas leaks this morning.

Family's lawsuit settled

Racial rancor marks meeting

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Runoff plan anticipates high turnout

Board of Regents will name chancellor

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Explosion brings down another span of bridge

Keeping tree up is vigil for wife

Remains found in Edgefield

Review offers tips to improve schools

Liberty Air takes wing as all-female flight company

Liberty Air takes wing as all-female flight company
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Airplanes have been part of Mary Pilgrim's life for as far back as the 50-something Savannahian can remember.

Property tax reform could be hot topic in S. Carolina

Explosion brings down another span of bridge
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Another blast reverberated and smoke rose into a clear blue sky Tuesday as a section of a bridge that rose over Charleston's skyline for almost eight decades crumbled into the water.

Mother wants to give son, 4, real Christmas

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Tools could trace attack

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Governor seeks tax law change

$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.

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.

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.

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

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

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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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Previously acknowledged: $23,058.06.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Empty Stocking Donations
Previously acknowledged: $24,368.16

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.

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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.

Property tax reform could be hot topic in S. Carolina
AIKEN - The local business community might want to keep close tabs on the South Carolina General Assembly when it reconvenes in January.

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.

Copenhaver sees mandate in victory
Political newcomer Deke Copenhaver was elected mayor of Augusta by a comfortable margin Tuesday, ousting veteran politician Willie Mays with 56 percent of the vote.

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.

Rezoning OK met with boos
The approval of rezoning for a proposed neighborhood development brought a chorus of boos at the Columbia County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday night.

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.

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.

Empty Stocking Donations
Previously acknowledged: $23,058.06.

Mother wants to give son, 4, real Christmas
A single Augusta mother caring for her special-needs son alone cannot afford to give him a special Christmas without help.

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.

Brigham regains seat in runoff
Longtime Augusta politico Jerry Brigham regained the District 7 Augusta Commission seat he lost four years ago, overtaking Roy E. Reardon in Tuesday's runoff.

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

Family's lawsuit settled
YORK, Pa. - The children and sisters of a black Aiken woman who was shot and killed more than 36 years ago during race riots that shook this central Pennsylvania city will share in a $2 million settlement announced Tuesday by city officials.

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.

Tobacco growers share tales of woe
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - As the Georgia Farm Bureau Federation opened its 76th annual convention Monday, George Beasley was dropping cans of snuff into giveaway bags at the Georgia Tobacco Commission booth.

Firewall protected students in UGA fraternity house fire
ATHENS, Ga. - A group of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity brothers lingered Monday in the parking lot of their fire-gutted house on Baxter Street, talking and peering through the bank of missing kitchen windows as police and firefighters surveyed damage from a Saturday morning fire.

Hatney moves to new board
J.R. Hatney, who relinquished his Richmond County Board of Education seat to run for the Augusta Commission's Super District 9 seat, defeated interim Commissioner Freddie Handy by more than 2,000 votes in Tuesday's runoff election.

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

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.

Across the area
Two Augusta-Richmond County firefighters were sent to a hospital after battling a fire at a south Augusta apartment building, officials said Tuesday.

Mayor of Augusta runoff vote, by precinct
The following are precinct-by-precinct totals for the Mayor of Augusta runoff election.

Tobacco growers share tales of woe
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - As the Georgia Farm Bureau Federation opened its 76th annual convention Monday, George Beasley was dropping cans of snuff into giveaway bags at the Georgia Tobacco Commission booth.

Across the area
Two Augusta-Richmond County firefighters were sent to a hospital after battling a fire at a south Augusta apartment building, officials said Tuesday.

Firewall protected students in UGA fraternity house fire
ATHENS, Ga. - A group of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity brothers lingered Monday in the parking lot of their fire-gutted house on Baxter Street, talking and peering through the bank of missing kitchen windows as police and firefighters surveyed damage from a Saturday morning fire.

Remains found in Edgefield
Authorities suspect that skeletal remains found Tuesday afternoon in rural Edgefield County could belong to an elderly North Augusta man who has been missing for nearly five months.

Toll plan raises concerns
ATLANTA - Drivers on one of Georgia's busiest highways could enjoy a smoother rush-hour ride, if they agree to let the government track their driving habits through devices placed in their vehicles.

Toll plan raises concerns
ATLANTA - Drivers on one of Georgia's busiest highways could enjoy a smoother rush-hour ride, if they agree to let the government track their driving habits through devices placed in their vehicles.

Board of Regents will name chancellor
ATLANTA - The new head of Georgia's network of colleges and universities will be named Thursday, the State Board of Regents announced Tuesday.

Rezoning OK met with boos
The approval of rezoning for a proposed neighborhood development brought a chorus of boos at the Columbia County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday night.

Across South Carolina
ROCK HILL -- The York County Council has voted to suspend the state's Sunday closing laws for one year, effective immediately to take advantage of the holiday shopping season.

Hasan defeats Howard for post
Despite a 16-year hiatus from public office, A.K. Hasan was elected Tuesday to the Richmond County Board of Education, winning the Super District 9 seat.

Across Georgia
BRUNSWICK -- Signs have gone up at marinas and public boat ramps along Georgia's coast letting boaters know that North Atlantic right whales are coming back to their calving grounds there.

Brigham regains seat in runoff
Longtime Augusta politico Jerry Brigham regained the District 7 Augusta Commission seat he lost four years ago, overtaking Roy E. Reardon in Tuesday's runoff.

Legislative session talks turn to Augusta politics
The Augusta business community and members of the local legislative delegation came together Tuesday morning to talk about the upcoming session of the Georgia General Assembly.

Copenhaver sees mandate in victory
Political newcomer Deke Copenhaver was elected mayor of Augusta by a comfortable margin Tuesday, ousting veteran politician Willie Mays with 56 percent of the vote.

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.

Director completes latest film based on video game
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Video game/fantasy film alert: Controversial German director Uwe Boll has just completed principle shooting on his new feature, "In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale."

'Wallace & Gromit' leads list of animation award nominees

'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.

'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.

Director completes latest film based on video game
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Video game/fantasy film alert: Controversial German director Uwe Boll has just completed principle shooting on his new feature, "In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale."

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

Studios hoping Americans ready to watch Flight 93 movies

Gregg Hoffman, producer of "Saw" films, dies at 42

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

Director completes latest film based on video game

Gregg Hoffman, producer of "Saw" films, dies at 42
LOS ANGELES - Film producer Gregg Hoffman, who developed an eight-minute film into the horror hit "Saw" and its gory successor "Saw II," died unexpectedly after complaining of pain. He was 42.

Gregg Hoffman, producer of "Saw" films, dies at 42
LOS ANGELES - Film producer Gregg Hoffman, who developed an eight-minute film into the horror hit "Saw" and its gory successor "Saw II," died unexpectedly after complaining of pain. He was 42.

Kanye West performs at school that won radio contest
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Kanye West's first album is titled "The College Dropout" and his lyrics often extoll the benefits of a real-world education.

Kanye West performs at school that won radio contest
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Kanye West's first album is titled "The College Dropout" and his lyrics often extoll the benefits of a real-world education.

Former 'American Idol' contestant arrested

Former 'American Idol' contestant arrested
BROOKFIELD, Conn. - Former "American Idol" contestant Julia DeMato was arrested and charged with alleged drug possession and drunken driving in her hometown over the weekend.

Kanye West performs at school that won radio contest

Former 'American Idol' contestant arrested
BROOKFIELD, Conn. - Former "American Idol" contestant Julia DeMato was arrested and charged with alleged drug possession and drunken driving in her hometown over the weekend.

Speed brings U.S. flavor to Formula One

Speed brings U.S. flavor to Formula One
LONDON - An American driver is back in Formula One racing for the first time in more than a decade.

Speed brings U.S. flavor to Formula One
LONDON - An American driver is back in Formula One racing for the first time in more than a decade.

Nuggets clip Hawks' wings

Josh Smith suspended two games

Sonics' Rashard Lewis charged with DUI

Nuggets clip Hawks' wings
DENVER - Andre Miller had 21 points and 14 assists, and Marcus Camby blocked two key shots in the final 90 seconds Tuesday night to help the Denver Nuggets hold off the Atlanta Hawks for a tougher-than-expected 125-116 victory.

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.

Josh Smith suspended two games
NEW YORK - Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith was suspended for two games without pay for elbowing Phoenix Suns guard Raja Bell in the head.

Nuggets clip Hawks' wings
DENVER - Andre Miller had 21 points and 14 assists, and Marcus Camby blocked two key shots in the final 90 seconds Tuesday night to help the Denver Nuggets hold off the Atlanta Hawks for a tougher-than-expected 125-116 victory.

Josh Smith suspended two games
NEW YORK - Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith was suspended for two games without pay for elbowing Phoenix Suns guard Raja Bell in the head.

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.

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.

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.

NFL lines up Stevie Wonder for Super Bowl pregame show

Foster stepping into starring role in Carolina

Nowhere to throw

NFL, Saints bring New Orleans flavor to Katrina evacuee

Mrs. Mary Lou Frederick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roy T. Kirkland    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Ezekiel Anderson, Sr.    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Epifanio Genonsalao    (MANILA, PHILIPPINES)

Mr. David L. Radke, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye Proctor    (BRUNSWICK, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Freeman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Woodrow Prince    (MODOC, S.C.)

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

Ms. Ethel Price    (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Frost Burns    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Pesenti    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Parmenter    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Odom Vernon    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Johnson Bell    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Walters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michel B. Corley, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Leatha Suggs    (LORIS, S.C.)

Mr. Willie P. Reese    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Olin Frances Parrish    (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mary Elizabeth Dixon    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Odom Vernon    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Coffey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Faye Proctor    (BRUNSWICK, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Leatha Suggs    (LORIS, S.C.)

Ms. Ethel Price    (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ana Torres Delgado    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Zillie Mae Maloyd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hollie Strader    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ammie L. Lane    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Parmenter    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Robert L. Hartley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Beulah B. Davis    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph McDaniel    (CLINTON, S.C.)

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

Miss Zillie Mae Maloyd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Odom Vernon    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. James Langham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hollie Strader    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ammie L. Lane    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Roy T. Kirkland    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. James Langham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Johnson Bell    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William E. Holley    (MEEKS, Ga.)

Mr. Shelley Hunter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert L. Hartley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Epifanio Genonsalao    (MANILA, PHILIPPINES)

Mrs. Odom Vernon    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Freeman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ezekiel Anderson, Sr.    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Lou Frederick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jarvis Tyler, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mary Elizabeth Dixon    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Willie P. Reese    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beulah B. Davis    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mr. David L. Radke, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Diamond Cuthbertson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Woodrow Prince    (MODOC, S.C.)

Mr. Michel B. Corley, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Pesenti    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joseph McDaniel    (CLINTON, S.C.)

Mr. Willie P. Reese    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. James Langham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Martin    (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Roy T. Kirkland    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Shelley Hunter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Epifanio Genonsalao    (MANILA, PHILIPPINES)

Mr. James Arthur Jordan    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mary Elizabeth Dixon    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Ryan Lee Strader    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Diamond Cuthbertson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Dorothy Lee Burke    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David L. Radke, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Arthur Jordan    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Sophronia Barbaro    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor Duffie    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Walters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Duchscher    (JASPER, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marion Johnson Bell    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Ryan Lee Strader    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Howell Poole    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Willie P. Reese    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Louise Howell Poole    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Beatrice Martin    (KITE, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Epifanio Genonsalao    (MANILA, PHILIPPINES)

Mr. James Arthur Jordan    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Jarvis Tyler, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Ana Torres Delgado    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Duffie    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Coffey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Duchscher    (JASPER, Ga.)

Ms. Dorothy Lee Burke    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mary Elizabeth Dixon    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Marion Johnson Bell    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. David Brown, Esq.    (MODOC SHORES, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Sophronia Barbaro    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Virginia Frost Burns    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Olin Frances Parrish    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Roy T. Kirkland    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Beatrice Martin (KITE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Epifanio Genonsalao (MANILA, PHILIPPINES)

Mary Elizabeth Dixon (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. David L. Radke, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Miss Zillie Mae Maloyd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Lou Frederick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sophronia Barbaro (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Howell Poole (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye Proctor (BRUNSWICK, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joseph McDaniel (CLINTON, S.C.)

Mr. James Arthur Jordan (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Freeman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Christine Pesenti (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Langham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mary Elizabeth Dixon (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Ms. Ethel Price (KITE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert L. Hartley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Virginia Frost Burns (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles Coffey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michel B. Corley, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Odom Vernon (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ammie L. Lane (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Olin Frances Parrish (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Ezekiel Anderson, Sr. (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Epifanio Genonsalao (MANILA, PHILIPPINES)

Ms. Diamond Cuthbertson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Langham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Parmenter (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Odom Vernon (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ana Torres Delgado (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Woodrow Prince (MODOC, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mr. Marion Johnson Bell (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Walters (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beulah B. Davis (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mr. John Duchscher (JASPER, Ga.)

Mr. Shelley Hunter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marion Johnson Bell (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. David Brown, Esq. (MODOC SHORES, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Eleanor Duffie (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Jarvis Tyler, Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Dorothy Lee Burke (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

U.S. team just misses out on World Cup seed

Overtime

Overtime

World Cup draw seeding method under debate

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.

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.

U.S. team just misses out on World Cup seed
LEIPZIG, Germany - The United States came within a point Tuesday of being one of the seeded teams for next year's World Cup.

Overtime
- In Dallas, the Toronto Blue Jays extended their on-field spending spree to the front office by signing general manager J.P. Ricciardi to a three-year contract extension, which runs through 2010.

Overtime
- In Dallas, the Toronto Blue Jays extended their on-field spending spree to the front office by signing general manager J.P. Ricciardi to a three-year contract extension, which runs through 2010.

U.S. team just misses out on World Cup seed
LEIPZIG, Germany - The United States came within a point Tuesday of being one of the seeded teams for next year's World Cup.

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.

Warmup key in Lakeside's win
After a slow start to the 2005-06 season, Lakeside boys basketball coach Donnie Burch decided to try out a new pregame warmup.

Prep basketball roundup
Richmond Academy 52, Glenn Hills 48

Laney's Smart wins No. 500
After coaching nearly every sport for 27 years at Laney High School, Otis Smart has gained wisdom beyond his 23 years as girls basketball coach.

Laney's Smart wins No. 500
After coaching nearly every sport for 27 years at Laney High School, Otis Smart has gained wisdom beyond his 23 years as girls basketball coach.

Prep basketball roundup
Richmond Academy 52, Glenn Hills 48

Warmup key in Lakeside's win
After a slow start to the 2005-06 season, Lakeside boys basketball coach Donnie Burch decided to try out a new pregame warmup.

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.

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.

NFL, Saints bring New Orleans flavor to Katrina evacuee
HOUSTON - If New Orleans' famed French Quarter had a kids club, this is likely how it would look. The scene made third-grader Paul Kohnke, displaced by Hurricane Katrina, feel at home, if only for a moment.

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.

NFL, Saints bring New Orleans flavor to Katrina evacuee
HOUSTON - If New Orleans' famed French Quarter had a kids club, this is likely how it would look. The scene made third-grader Paul Kohnke, displaced by Hurricane Katrina, feel at home, if only for a moment.

Crash couldn't stop Augusta's comeback kid

Wynonna, Cowboy Troy to host 'Nashville Star'

Wynonna, Cowboy Troy to host 'Nashville Star'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country singers Wynonna Judd and Cowboy Troy will host the fourth season of the USA Network's "Nashville Star" talent search series.

Pope movies fail to draw large television audiences
NEW YORK - CBS bested ABC in last week's competition between TV movies about the late Pope John Paul II, but the results hardly answered any network prayers.

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

Wynonna, Cowboy Troy to host 'Nashville Star'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country singers Wynonna Judd and Cowboy Troy will host the fourth season of the USA Network's "Nashville Star" talent search series.

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

Comedy Central to air 'Chappelle Show' sketches
NEW YORK - Dave Chappelle is back on Comedy Central - well, kind of.

Pope movies fail to draw large television audiences
NEW YORK - CBS bested ABC in last week's competition between TV movies about the late Pope John Paul II, but the results hardly answered any network prayers.

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.

Comedy Central to air 'Chappelle Show' sketches

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.

Comedy Central to air 'Chappelle Show' sketches
NEW YORK - Dave Chappelle is back on Comedy Central - well, kind of.

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.

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.

Pope movies fail to draw large television audiences

The Top Five list

People in the News

Aniston sues photographer for invasion of privacy

People in the News

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.

Baker keys easy victory for Dogs

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.

Baker keys easy victory for Dogs
ATHENS, Ga. - Sherill Baker's fingers were not quite as sticky as usual, but the senior guard scored a career-high 25 points to lead No. 17 Georgia to a 97-60 win over Iona Tuesday night.

Georgia puts eight on All-SEC team

Baker keys easy victory for Dogs
ATHENS, Ga. - Sherill Baker's fingers were not quite as sticky as usual, but the senior guard scored a career-high 25 points to lead No. 17 Georgia to a 97-60 win over Iona Tuesday night.

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

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

Spurrier named SEC coach of the year

Spring Hill honors local golfer
When word came down that Augusta's Bill Price Sr. was inducted into the Spring Hill College Athletic Hall of Fame in November, something in his bio practically jumped off the page.

Spring Hill honors local golfer
When word came down that Augusta's Bill Price Sr. was inducted into the Spring Hill College Athletic Hall of Fame in November, something in his bio practically jumped off the page.

Xtreme question of the week

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

Fantasia Barrino shares hardships in her new book

Season of giving

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

Teen should put focus on being the best she can be

Teens need alternative to jail

Spotted

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

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

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?

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?

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Quick Hits

Xtreme calendar

Your Yuletide

Reunions

This week

Events

Bikers help RECing Crew give out some holiday cheer

Hot air keeps balloon pilot aloft

School lunch menu

Ordinance review is taking a long time

Crafts show at Weeks Center attracts Christmas shoppers

Historic Augusta plans trip to Camden

Redcliffe Plantation presents poignant Christmas event

Wildlife at park given treats for holidays

Pet of the week

USC Aiken programs broaden art students' horizons

Rose Hill is a reminder of old city

Recreation centers

Area adult literacy sites

Milestones

Across the river

Special children get their own rides