This Christmas season is one for the books

This Christmas season is one for the books
'Tis the season to be... reading a book?

This Christmas season is one for the books
'Tis the season to be... reading a book?

Baseball notebook
TWINS: Minnesota traded left-handed reliever J.C. Romero to the Los Angeles Angels for minor league infielder Alexi Casilla.

Baseball notebook
TWINS: Minnesota traded left-handed reliever J.C. Romero to the Los Angeles Angels for minor league infielder Alexi Casilla.

Baseball notebook

Turn Christmas cards into Christmas cash

Teacher arrested on drug charges
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police arrested a substitute teacher at a Jacksonville middle school after pupils said they watched him snort cocaine at a desk during their seventh-grade science class.

Teacher arrested on drug charges
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police arrested a substitute teacher at a Jacksonville middle school after pupils said they watched him snort cocaine at a desk during their seventh-grade science class.

Atlanta acquires Renteria

Braves sign veteran Pratt as backup catcher
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves signed veteran catcher Todd Pratt to a one-year contract Friday.

Atlanta acquires Renteria
DALLAS - At the week's outset, Atlanta Braves general manager John Schuerholz told his staff gathered at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel that "something good" would come out of these winter meetings.

Braves sign veteran Pratt as backup catcher
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves signed veteran catcher Todd Pratt to a one-year contract Friday.

Braves sign veteran Pratt as backup catcher

Atlanta acquires Renteria
DALLAS - At the week's outset, Atlanta Braves general manager John Schuerholz told his staff gathered at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel that "something good" would come out of these winter meetings.

Project seeks to complement downtown life
Right now the building at 1124 Broad St. doesn't look too good. But a local property owner has plans to beautify.

Business briefs
Hunting expensesThere are fewer hunters, but they're spending more.

Natural gas prices jump to new high

Business briefs
ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Perdue said Friday he is confident Delta Air Lines Inc. and its pilots will reach a deal on pay and benefit cuts in time to avert a strike.

Loss of core source is wiping out surfboard makers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The surfboard industry along the Atlantic Coast is reeling from the sudden shutdown of the nation's primary manufacturer of surfboard cores this week after a protracted battle with federal regulators.

Project seeks to complement downtown life
Right now the building at 1124 Broad St. doesn't look too good. But a local property owner has plans to beautify.

Union weighs strike option

Business briefs

Loss of core source is wiping out surfboard makers

Building ban could expand
Called a "monster'' by one detractor, an ordinance that would prohibit such things as commercial metal building construction could be spreading its reach to three more Columbia County destinations: Baston Road, Old Petersburg Road and Belair Road.

Flu pandemic could push U.S. economy into recession
WASHINGTON - Congress must act quickly to prepare for the possibility of a flu pandemic that could kill 2 million Americans and wreak havoc on the nation's economy, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says.

Building ban could expand

LandMar Group buys St. Marys mill
SAVANNAH, Ga. - St. Marys is no longer a mill town.

Natural gas prices jump to new high
WASHINGTON - Natural gas prices jumped to a new high Thursday and oil prices also climbed as cold weather across the U.S. Northeast, Midwest and elsewhere raised concerns about increased demand for home-heating fuels this winter.

Contractor drops Westinghouse name

Loss of core source is wiping out surfboard makers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The surfboard industry along the Atlantic Coast is reeling from the sudden shutdown of the nation's primary manufacturer of surfboard cores this week after a protracted battle with federal regulators.

Building ban could expand
Called a "monster'' by one detractor, an ordinance that would prohibit such things as commercial metal building construction could be spreading its reach to three more Columbia County destinations: Baston Road, Old Petersburg Road and Belair Road.

Business briefs
Hunting expensesThere are fewer hunters, but they're spending more.

Business briefs

Union weighs strike option
ATLANTA - Leaders of Delta Air Lines Inc.'s pilots union met behind closed doors Thursday to consider whether to ask their members for the right to strike if the struggling carrier succeeds in voiding their contract in bankruptcy court.

Flu pandemic could push U.S. economy into recession

Contractor drops Westinghouse name
AIKEN - The private contractor that runs Savannah River Site has changed its name from Westinghouse Savannah River Co. to Washington Savannah River Co., officials announced Thursday.

Project seeks to complement downtown life

Natural gas prices jump to new high
WASHINGTON - Natural gas prices jumped to a new high Thursday and oil prices also climbed as cold weather across the U.S. Northeast, Midwest and elsewhere raised concerns about increased demand for home-heating fuels this winter.

LandMar Group buys St. Marys mill

Contractor drops Westinghouse name
AIKEN - The private contractor that runs Savannah River Site has changed its name from Westinghouse Savannah River Co. to Washington Savannah River Co., officials announced Thursday.

Flu pandemic could push U.S. economy into recession
WASHINGTON - Congress must act quickly to prepare for the possibility of a flu pandemic that could kill 2 million Americans and wreak havoc on the nation's economy, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says.

Union weighs strike option
ATLANTA - Leaders of Delta Air Lines Inc.'s pilots union met behind closed doors Thursday to consider whether to ask their members for the right to strike if the struggling carrier succeeds in voiding their contract in bankruptcy court.

LandMar Group buys St. Marys mill
SAVANNAH, Ga. - St. Marys is no longer a mill town.

Business briefs
ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Perdue said Friday he is confident Delta Air Lines Inc. and its pilots will reach a deal on pay and benefit cuts in time to avert a strike.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Saturday, December 10, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Friday, December 9, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Friday, December 9, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Saturday, December 10, 2005.

Clemson, Maryland lead ACC into men's soccer championships
CARY, N.C. - Maryland and Clemson are giving the NCAA men's College Cup an Atlantic Coast Conference feel.

Clemson, Maryland lead ACC into men's soccer championships

Tigers edged by Lobos 2-1 in semifinals

Best friends have Clemson in Final Four
In 2001, Augusta's Havird Usry took his soccer skills to Atlanta to play with a high-profile club team. With the help of the Atlanta Fire, he found better competition, a college scholarship, and two of his best friends, Ryan Roushandel and Mark Buchholz.

Tigers edged by Lobos 2-1 in semifinals
CARY, N.C. - New Mexico's Andrew Boyens scored a tiebreaker in the 63rd minute to give the Lobos a 2-1 win over Clemson in the semifinal of the NCAA College Cup Friday night.

Clemson, Maryland lead ACC into men's soccer championships
CARY, N.C. - Maryland and Clemson are giving the NCAA men's College Cup an Atlantic Coast Conference feel.

Best friends have Clemson in Final Four

Tigers edged by Lobos 2-1 in semifinals
CARY, N.C. - New Mexico's Andrew Boyens scored a tiebreaker in the 63rd minute to give the Lobos a 2-1 win over Clemson in the semifinal of the NCAA College Cup Friday night.

Hammonds guides Clemson to win

Hammonds guides Clemson to win
CLEMSON, S.C. - Despite a rash of turnovers in the second half that kept ETSU within reach, the Clemson Tigers held on for a 80-72 win to start their season 8-0 for only the eleventh time in school history.

Hammonds guides Clemson to win
CLEMSON, S.C. - Despite a rash of turnovers in the second half that kept ETSU within reach, the Clemson Tigers held on for a 80-72 win to start their season 8-0 for only the eleventh time in school history.

Best friends have Clemson in Final Four
In 2001, Augusta's Havird Usry took his soccer skills to Atlanta to play with a high-profile club team. With the help of the Atlanta Fire, he found better competition, a college scholarship, and two of his best friends, Ryan Roushandel and Mark Buchholz.

Wake Forest punter nabs top honor

Wake Forest punter nabs top honor
It should come as no surprise that Ryan Plackemeier took home the top punting prize in college football on Thursday night.

Wake Forest punter nabs top honor
It should come as no surprise that Ryan Plackemeier took home the top punting prize in college football on Thursday night.

North Carolina too much for Wofford

Augusta State's Metress adopts new discipline for team

Goodbye, Holiday Tree
Secular elites have made remarkable, albeit perverse, progress not only in pushing God out of the nation's public schools, but also in muscling religion, including Christmas, out of the public square.

Death of a statesman

Goodbye, Holiday Tree

A helping of common sense
There's the Atkins. The Scarsdale. The South Beach. And now we present the latest diet:

There can be no 'but' with free speech
How ironic and misguided can young minds get?

Goodbye, Holiday Tree
Secular elites have made remarkable, albeit perverse, progress not only in pushing God out of the nation's public schools, but also in muscling religion, including Christmas, out of the public square.

There can be no 'but' with free speech

Scream II
Political mythology would have you believe Howard Dean lost the presidential nomination in 2004 because of his bizarre and oft-derided shriek in Iowa.

A helping of common sense

A helping of common sense
There's the Atkins. The Scarsdale. The South Beach. And now we present the latest diet:

Death of a statesman
Historians will remember Carroll Campbell Jr. as one of South Carolina's most successful and beloved political leaders of the 20th century. His family and friends will remember him as a loving, kind and conscientious man.

A necessary tragedy

A necessary tragedy
The air marshals' shooting of an apparently mentally ill passenger in Miami on Wednesday was an unbridled tragedy.

Scream II

There can be no 'but' with free speech
How ironic and misguided can young minds get?

Scream II
Political mythology would have you believe Howard Dean lost the presidential nomination in 2004 because of his bizarre and oft-derided shriek in Iowa.

A necessary tragedy
The air marshals' shooting of an apparently mentally ill passenger in Miami on Wednesday was an unbridled tragedy.

Death of a statesman
Historians will remember Carroll Campbell Jr. as one of South Carolina's most successful and beloved political leaders of the 20th century. His family and friends will remember him as a loving, kind and conscientious man.

Don Ho, recovering from stem cell procedure
HONOLULU - Hawaiian crooner Don Ho, who had an experimental procedure on his ailing heart earlier this week, says he's feeling much better and may return home to the islands within a few days.

David Schwimmer to make his Broadway debut
NEW YORK - David Schwimmer will make his Broadway debut in a revival of "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial," Herman Wouk's stage adaptation of his best-selling novel that later became a hit movie.

People in the News
HONOLULU - Hawaiian crooner Don Ho was moved out of intensive care at a Thailand hospital Wednesday and was doing well after an experimental procedure on his ailing heart, his doctor said.

Arson ruled out in animation warehouse fire
BRISTOL, England - Investigators said Friday they have ruled out arson as the cause of a fire that destroyed the archive of Wallace & Gromit creator Aardman Animations.

Kate Moss emerges from drug scandal
LONDON - Three months ago, a cocaine scandal threatened to end Kate Moss' career. Now, her scandalous image is helping to fuel a remarkable comeback.

Matt Damon marries former Florida bartender
LOS ANGELES - Matt Damon married girlfriend Lucianne Bozan during a private ceremony Friday in New York City, his publicist said.

David Schwimmer to make his Broadway debut
NEW YORK - David Schwimmer will make his Broadway debut in a revival of "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial," Herman Wouk's stage adaptation of his best-selling novel that later became a hit movie.

Shaquille O'Neal now carries a badge
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Look out criminals, Officer Shaq is on the beat.

Kate Moss emerges from drug scandal
LONDON - Three months ago, a cocaine scandal threatened to end Kate Moss' career. Now, her scandalous image is helping to fuel a remarkable comeback.

People in the News
BRUSSELS, Belgium - Animal rights campaigner Heather Mills McCartney called on the European Union to ban the production and sale of cat and dog fur in Europe.

People in the News
HONOLULU - Hawaiian crooner Don Ho was moved out of intensive care at a Thailand hospital Wednesday and was doing well after an experimental procedure on his ailing heart, his doctor said.

Matt Damon marries former Florida bartender
LOS ANGELES - Matt Damon married girlfriend Lucianne Bozan during a private ceremony Friday in New York City, his publicist said.

People in the News
BRUSSELS, Belgium - Animal rights campaigner Heather Mills McCartney called on the European Union to ban the production and sale of cat and dog fur in Europe.

Arson ruled out in animation warehouse fire
BRISTOL, England - Investigators said Friday they have ruled out arson as the cause of a fire that destroyed the archive of Wallace & Gromit creator Aardman Animations.

Don Ho, recovering from stem cell procedure
HONOLULU - Hawaiian crooner Don Ho, who had an experimental procedure on his ailing heart earlier this week, says he's feeling much better and may return home to the islands within a few days.

Shaquille O'Neal now carries a badge
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Look out criminals, Officer Shaq is on the beat.

House vote sets up complicated tax negotiations

Children can get something from giving
NEW YORK - The toughest balancing act for parents this season might not be the budget - although that can be pretty hard, too.

Children can get something from giving
NEW YORK - The toughest balancing act for parents this season might not be the budget - although that can be pretty hard, too.

Rates on 30-year mortgages rise
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages, which had fallen for two weeks, resumed their increases this week.

House vote sets up complicated tax negotiations
WASHINGTON - The House and Senate face tricky negotiations on two very different versions of a tax cut called for months ago but getting renewed attention in a year-end scramble to clear the congressional agenda.

Rates on 30-year mortgages rise

Children can get something from giving

House vote sets up complicated tax negotiations
WASHINGTON - The House and Senate face tricky negotiations on two very different versions of a tax cut called for months ago but getting renewed attention in a year-end scramble to clear the congressional agenda.

Rates on 30-year mortgages rise
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages, which had fallen for two weeks, resumed their increases this week.

Fishing tournament news

Reports mixed at Raysville

Reports mixed at Raysville
Hart Creek and Little River waters around Thurmond Lake's Raysville area - some of the best places to catch hybrid and striped bass on artificial lures, as well as live blueback herring during the cold-weather months - have been stained by recent rains.

Reports mixed at Raysville
Hart Creek and Little River waters around Thurmond Lake's Raysville area - some of the best places to catch hybrid and striped bass on artificial lures, as well as live blueback herring during the cold-weather months - have been stained by recent rains.

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

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

Kellogg announces plan to reduce trans fat in products
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Starting early next year, some products made by Kellogg Co. will contain oils derived from genetically modified soybeans to reduce or eliminate trans fatty acids and minimize saturated fats, the cereal maker said Friday.

Kellogg announces plan to reduce trans fat in products

Kellogg announces plan to reduce trans fat in products
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Starting early next year, some products made by Kellogg Co. will contain oils derived from genetically modified soybeans to reduce or eliminate trans fatty acids and minimize saturated fats, the cereal maker said Friday.

Clean garden tools work better
One of the last jobs in the outdoor garden is caring for hoes, rakes, and pruning shears -- all the tools that have done their duty for the season.

Blueberries add to table, yard of home

Blueberries add to table, yard of home
Blueberries are becoming a popular fruit plant in local gardens, and for good reason.

Clean garden tools work better

Clean garden tools work better
One of the last jobs in the outdoor garden is caring for hoes, rakes, and pruning shears -- all the tools that have done their duty for the season.

Chardonney Pearls dazzle
Just when you think you've seen everything in the gardening world, up pops a new deutzia. Your grandmother might have had an old white variety that bloomed every spring. The new Chardonney Pearls will change everything you ever thought about deutzia.

Chardonney Pearls dazzle
Just when you think you've seen everything in the gardening world, up pops a new deutzia. Your grandmother might have had an old white variety that bloomed every spring. The new Chardonney Pearls will change everything you ever thought about deutzia.

Blueberries add to table, yard of home
Blueberries are becoming a popular fruit plant in local gardens, and for good reason.

Chardonney Pearls dazzle

VanGorder takes Eagles job
STATESBORO, Ga. - Just settling from the rumble caused by the firing of a football coach, Georgia Southern gave its faithful fans a more soothing jolt on Friday.

VanGorder takes Eagles job
STATESBORO, Ga. - Just settling from the rumble caused by the firing of a football coach, Georgia Southern gave its faithful fans a more soothing jolt on Friday.

VanGorder takes Eagles job

Golf roundup

Golf roundup
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - In a year built around positive thinking, U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell had to dig deep Friday after dropping four shots over his last four holes for even-par 72 in the Target World Challenge.

Golf roundup

Golf roundup
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Michael Campbell has been waiting for a feeling like this, when the fairways appear twice as wide, the hole looks like a bucket and golf seems like the easiest game he ever played.

Golf roundup
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Michael Campbell has been waiting for a feeling like this, when the fairways appear twice as wide, the hole looks like a bucket and golf seems like the easiest game he ever played.

Golf roundup
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - In a year built around positive thinking, U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell had to dig deep Friday after dropping four shots over his last four holes for even-par 72 in the Target World Challenge.

Prep basketball scores

Spartans best Bulldogs

Atlanta thrashes Columbus
ATLANTA - Ronald Petrovicky has learned that playing time must be earned.

NHL roundup

NHL roundup
PHILADELPHIA - Ethan Moreau scored two short-handed goals, leading the Edmonton Oilers to a 3-2 victory over the undermanned Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.

Atlanta thrashes Columbus

Atlanta thrashes Columbus
ATLANTA - Ronald Petrovicky has learned that playing time must be earned.

NHL roundup
PHILADELPHIA - Ethan Moreau scored two short-handed goals, leading the Edmonton Oilers to a 3-2 victory over the undermanned Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.

Turn Christmas cards into Christmas cash
"I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month."

Turn Christmas cards into Christmas cash
"I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month."

The ideals are there; the will is not
A recent letter ("We need more young idealism," Dec. 4) claimed that all wars in which the United States fought since World War II were fought for capitalism. This claim seems to be an honest effort to determine why our ideals have changed and our national will shows signs of deterioration.Joseph B. Harris, Augusta

Iraq war is spiraling out of control
The Bush administration is pretty simple. It is event-driven with the basic principle that history repeats itself.Mickey Hammett, Evans

Bacteria warning came far too late
We in Augusta-Richmond County have a situation that needs to be remedied.Betty Maxwell Draughon, Augusta

Murtha is immune from criticism
Since his call for the immediate withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, much praise has been heaped upon U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., by almost every notable figure in the Republican Party. It seems that in their eyes Murtha's military service has given him immunity from criticism, made him worthy of idolatrous praise and given him license to step out in front of the commander in chief, secretary of Defense and all the hierarchy of the military to voice ridiculous demands to undercut their plans for victory. ...A.G. Blackmon, Warrenville, S.C.

Murtha is immune from criticism
Since his call for the immediate withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, much praise has been heaped upon U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., by almost every notable figure in the Republican Party. It seems that in their eyes Murtha's military service has given him immunity from criticism, made him worthy of idolatrous praise and given him license to step out in front of the commander in chief, secretary of Defense and all the hierarchy of the military to voice ridiculous demands to undercut their plans for victory. ...A.G. Blackmon, Warrenville, S.C.

Iraq war is spiraling out of control

Bacteria warning came far too late

Iraq war is spiraling out of control
The Bush administration is pretty simple. It is event-driven with the basic principle that history repeats itself.Mickey Hammett, Evans

Bacteria warning came far too late
We in Augusta-Richmond County have a situation that needs to be remedied.Betty Maxwell Draughon, Augusta

The ideals are there; the will is not
A recent letter ("We need more young idealism," Dec. 4) claimed that all wars in which the United States fought since World War II were fought for capitalism. This claim seems to be an honest effort to determine why our ideals have changed and our national will shows signs of deterioration.Joseph B. Harris, Augusta

Murtha is immune from criticism

The ideals are there; the will is not

It's easy to be the belle of the ball

London says farewell to doubledecker bus

FDA strengthens warning on antidepressant Paxil

Even pets want to visit Santa this year

The cocktail dress makes its return

U.S. life expectancy hits another all-time high

Westerners embrace 'Geisha' style

Living briefs

Lagerfeld crosses Atlantic to show 'Traveler' collection

The cocktail dress makes its return
NEW YORK - Cocktail dresses are the toast of the town this season.

Lagerfeld crosses Atlantic to show 'Traveler' collection
NEW YORK - Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is planting a seed in the minds of soon-to-be holiday travelers: Dress up.

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

U.S. life expectancy hits another all-time high
ATLANTA - U.S. life expectancy has hit another all-time high - 77.6 years - and deaths from heart disease, cancer and stroke continue to drop, the government reported Thursday.

The cocktail dress makes its return
NEW YORK - Cocktail dresses are the toast of the town this season.

London says farewell to doubledecker bus
LONDON - After half a century, London's red Routemaster buses are rattling into retirement.

FDA strengthens warning on antidepressant Paxil
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is strengthening its warning that the antidepressant Paxil may be associated with birth defects, citing a new study that found increased risk of fetuses developing heart defects.

Lagerfeld crosses Atlantic to show 'Traveler' collection
NEW YORK - Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is planting a seed in the minds of soon-to-be holiday travelers: Dress up.

Westerners embrace 'Geisha' style
NEW YORK - It's certainly not the first time the West has borrowed Eastern styles - the obi belt that was all over the runways a year ago - but a number of the fashion and beauty looks inspired by the new film "Memoirs of a Geisha" are quite literal in their translation.

Even pets want to visit Santa this year
Once upon a time, there was a jolly old elf named Santa Claus, who took time every year to chat with good little girls and boys at a mall or some other shopping place where they could climb onto his lap, tell him what they wanted for Christmas and get a photo for posterity.

It's easy to be the belle of the ball
NEW YORK - The sun is down and it's time to party!

FDA strengthens warning on antidepressant Paxil
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is strengthening its warning that the antidepressant Paxil may be associated with birth defects, citing a new study that found increased risk of fetuses developing heart defects.

Westerners embrace 'Geisha' style
NEW YORK - It's certainly not the first time the West has borrowed Eastern styles - the obi belt that was all over the runways a year ago - but a number of the fashion and beauty looks inspired by the new film "Memoirs of a Geisha" are quite literal in their translation.

London says farewell to doubledecker bus
LONDON - After half a century, London's red Routemaster buses are rattling into retirement.

It's easy to be the belle of the ball
NEW YORK - The sun is down and it's time to party!

U.S. life expectancy hits another all-time high
ATLANTA - U.S. life expectancy has hit another all-time high - 77.6 years - and deaths from heart disease, cancer and stroke continue to drop, the government reported Thursday.

Even pets want to visit Santa this year
Once upon a time, there was a jolly old elf named Santa Claus, who took time every year to chat with good little girls and boys at a mall or some other shopping place where they could climb onto his lap, tell him what they wanted for Christmas and get a photo for posterity.

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

Sullivan, Lapointe lead Augusta past Greenville
Facing consecutive Greenville power plays midway through the third period of a tie game, Augusta managed to stay perfect on the penalty kill and gathered a late boost of momentum.

Lynx game night

Lynx game night
WHEN: 7:05 p.m., tonight

Lynx newcomer will play vs. Greenville
Forward Anthony Battaglia is expected to make his Augusta debut when the Lynx play host to Greenville tonight at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

Lynx newcomer will play vs. Greenville

Lynx game night
WHEN: 7:05 p.m., tonight

Sullivan, Lapointe lead Augusta past Greenville
Facing consecutive Greenville power plays midway through the third period of a tie game, Augusta managed to stay perfect on the penalty kill and gathered a late boost of momentum.

Lynx newcomer will play vs. Greenville
Forward Anthony Battaglia is expected to make his Augusta debut when the Lynx play host to Greenville tonight at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

Sullivan, Lapointe lead Augusta past Greenville

ASU dedicates fountain to 98-year-old alumnus
At 98 years old, what keeps Russell A. Blanchard going is his constant giving, his cousin John Bell said.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Blood donors receive rewards

County plays the name game

Elderly pedestrian killed by tractor-trailer
A 70-year-old man was killed this morning when he was run over by a tractor-trailer while walking across a car dealership parking lot, officials said.

Hephzibah man pleads guilty to molestation

System to keep tabs on buses
Almost $200,000 worth of federal funding will allow Augusta Public Transit to track its buses going off the beaten path.

Deal with China to build facility raises concerns

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH -- A steel company owner has been indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly submitting false invoices when his company was a subcontractor for the University of Arkansas' Razorback Stadium project, federal officials said Friday.

Economy expected to grow

Across the area
Carl Allison, 34, an illegal immigrant from Jamaica, was sentenced Thursday to nine years in prison for his role in a multistate drug ring that has landed six others behind bars.

New seat belt rules apply in S. Carolina

Across the area
Carl Allison, 34, an illegal immigrant from Jamaica, was sentenced Thursday to nine years in prison for his role in a multistate drug ring that has landed six others behind bars.

Across Georgia

Panel decides not to punish teachers
An inquiry by a state agency has found no grounds for punishing four Columbia County educators who were accused of not immediately reporting a possible crime to law enforcement.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Man gets 30 years for off-duty deputy's death

Across South Carolina
ROCK HILL - Authorities are searching for a Florida man whose car was found in Chester County.

Comedian Richard Pryor dead at 65
LOS ANGELES -- Richard Pryor, the caustic yet perceptive actor-comedian who lived dangerously close to the edge both on stage and off, died Saturday. He was 65.

ASU dedicates fountain to 98-year-old alumnus

Atlanta man busted for selling subway token
ATLANTA - Transit police handcuffed and issued a citation to a man who they said sold a $1.75 subway token to another man having trouble with a token machine.

Economy expected to grow
ATLANTA - The state's economy is expected to continue growing next year, but Georgia's job creation will continue to lag behind the rest of the nation, University of Georgia officials said Friday.

Railroad may face class action
AIKEN - A Graniteville attorney has filed a potential class-action suit against Norfolk Southern on behalf of 350 workers laid off by Avondale Mills in the aftermath of a deadly train derailment.

Railroad may face class action

3 jailed in use of check card

News you can use

Group seeks leeway in statewide changes
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - A group of county commissioners and sheriffs asked Georgia lawmakers Thursday to tread lightly on any proposals they might consider next year to tighten up security in courthouses across the state.

Empty Stocking: Woman needs help for 3 grandchildren

Doctors debate uneven flu shot supply

Mourners pay respects to Campbell at Capitol

New seat belt rules apply in S. Carolina
AIKEN - Wanda Smith stood shoulder-to-shoulder with seven other women Thursday, solemnly cradling a family portrait of her son and his then-infant daughter.

Man gets 30 years for off-duty deputy's death
COLUMBIA - A Columbia man has been found guilty of murder in the shooting death of an off-duty Beaufort County sheriff's deputy.

Across Georgia
WINDER - A fire that gutted a small church was intentionally set.

Across South Carolina

News you can use
Entertainment events and activities for this week include:

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Reporting for duty

Panel decides not to punish teachers
An inquiry by a state agency has found no grounds for punishing four Columbia County educators who were accused of not immediately reporting a possible crime to law enforcement.

Across the area

Man charged in fatal 2004 fire
COLUMBIA - A Taylors man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in the death of six people - including a North Augusta woman - at a hotel fire in Greenville, S.C., almost two years ago, the U.S. attorney's office said Thursday.

Sights and sounds of Christmas

Empty Stocking: Mother sacrifices for children's safety

UGA students study more, survey finds
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia students report they are studying more than they did two years ago but continue to fall short of the academic challenges students face at other public universities.

Man charged in fatal 2004 fire

Kid of the day
Today's Kid of the Day is Rebecca Akridge

Across South Carolina

Deal with China to build facility raises concerns
AIKEN - Tom Hallman, the chancellor of the University of South Carolina Aiken, was all smiles Friday as he exchanged handshakes and gifts with Chinese representatives.

Judge decides bond for robbery suspects

Sights and sounds of Christmas
Col. Ronald Bouchard (from left), David Spinelli and Jessica Davis with Youth Challenge Academy sing Christmas carols after lighting the tree at Fort Gordon's Freedom Park.

Proponents of south Augusta drag strip measure noise of racers
Promoters of a proposed drag strip in south Richmond County conducted sound tests Friday to show the noise generated wouldn't be as bad as some residents think.

Black chosen to lead system
ATLANTA - In a historic move, the State Board of Regents selected a black businessman to run Georgia's network of public colleges and universities.

Augusta plans to test bus route

Juvenile Court could hear rape case
The case of a former Greenbrier High School student charged with rape and aggravated child molestation might be transferred to Juvenile Court.

Kid of the Day

Black chosen to lead system
ATLANTA - In a historic move, the State Board of Regents selected a black businessman to run Georgia's network of public colleges and universities.

Group seeks leeway in statewide changes

County plays the name game
Prince tried it with a symbol. Garth Brooks did it with an alter ego.

Conservationists call for study on widening

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Panel decides not to punish teachers

Judge decides bond for robbery suspects
Two of three men accused of taking part in a violent home invasion were denied bond Friday.

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Man charged in fatal 2004 fire
COLUMBIA - A Taylors man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in the death of six people - including a North Augusta woman - at a hotel fire in Greenville, S.C., almost two years ago, the U.S. attorney's office said Thursday.

Black chosen to lead system

Blood donors receive rewards
Barbie Jackson has a strong motivation to roll up her sleeve every couple of months and donate blood. As a teenager, she nearly died from swelling on her brain stem and spent months in a wheelchair before she recovered.

Atlanta man busted for selling subway token

Correction
- The estimate of how much savings can be gained from the privatization of school buses was attributed incorrectly in an article in the Metro section of Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle.

Proponents of south Augusta drag strip measure noise of racers

Across South Carolina
ROCK HILL - Authorities are searching for a Florida man whose car was found in Chester County.

Mayor shifts, backs merger
The mayor of Columbia County's largest municipality said Thursday that he has had a change of heart on county consolidation.

Board studies control of PTAs
With the arrest of a former president of the Glenn Hills Middle School PTA fresh on their minds, Richmond County school board members are considering implementing stronger financial accountability measures for booster clubs, including PTAs.

Teacher-student ratio examined

System to keep tabs on buses

UGA students study more, survey finds

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Georgia Southern names new coach

Conservationists call for study on widening
WALTERBORO, S.C. - Plans to widen a deadly two-lane stretch of U.S. 17 are not detailed enough, and permitting agencies could require a time-consuming environmental impact statement unless there are changes, conservation groups warn.

Across Georgia

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Mayor shifts, backs merger

Kid of the day

Augusta plans to test bus route
An Augusta Public Transit route to the new Target in Evans might still be possible, but it could depend on the bus meeting a 30-minute schedule, Augusta Public Transit Director Heyward Johnson said Friday.

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Railroad may face class action
AIKEN - A Graniteville attorney has filed a potential class-action suit against Norfolk Southern on behalf of 350 workers laid off by Avondale Mills in the aftermath of a deadly train derailment.

Juvenile Court could hear rape case

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Board studies control of PTAs

Hephzibah man pleads guilty to molestation
A Hephzibah man entrusted to help care for two little girls who survived years of sexual assaults pleaded guilty Friday to molesting the oldest child.

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Judge decides bond for robbery suspects
Two of three men accused of taking part in a violent home invasion were denied bond Friday.

Former S.C. Gov. Carroll Campbell remembered at funeral
About 900 mourners gathered at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral on Saturday to honor former Gov. Carroll Campbell, who found the pinnacle of his political career in the Statehouse across the street.

Empty Stocking: Woman needs help for 3 grandchildren
An Augusta woman caring for her three grandchildren is having a difficult time making ends meet and needs financial help during the holidays.

Across South Carolina
GREER -- A Spartanburg man has sued the city of Greer and a suspect in a 2003 police pursuit, claiming injuries he suffered in a traffic accident were caused by a police officer's improper chase.

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An Augusta man was in police custody Friday night after authorities said he shot another man several times during a street brawl.

UGA students study more, survey finds
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia students report they are studying more than they did two years ago but continue to fall short of the academic challenges students face at other public universities.

Economy expected to grow
ATLANTA - The state's economy is expected to continue growing next year, but Georgia's job creation will continue to lag behind the rest of the nation, University of Georgia officials said Friday.

Across South Carolina
GREER -- A Spartanburg man has sued the city of Greer and a suspect in a 2003 police pursuit, claiming injuries he suffered in a traffic accident were caused by a police officer's improper chase.

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Across the area
An Augusta man was in police custody Friday night after authorities said he shot another man several times during a street brawl.

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Hephzibah man pleads guilty to molestation
A Hephzibah man entrusted to help care for two little girls who survived years of sexual assaults pleaded guilty Friday to molesting the oldest child.

Mourners pay respects to Campbell at Capitol
COLUMBIA - Friends and admirers passed through the Statehouse on Friday to pay their respects to former Gov. Carroll Campbell, who died of a heart attack at age 65.

Man shot in steet brawl in east Augusta
An Augusta man is in police custody tonight after authorities said he shot another man several times during a street brawl in east Augusta.

Teacher-student ratio examined
AIKEN - As the school board prepares to approve hiring several teachers, officials continue to call for more classroom funding.

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Augusta plans to test bus route
An Augusta Public Transit route to the new Target in Evans might still be possible, but it could depend on the bus meeting a 30-minute schedule, Augusta Public Transit Director Heyward Johnson said Friday.

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Across Georgia
WINDER - A fire that gutted a small church was intentionally set.

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Group seeks leeway in statewide changes
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - A group of county commissioners and sheriffs asked Georgia lawmakers Thursday to tread lightly on any proposals they might consider next year to tighten up security in courthouses across the state.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH -- A steel company owner has been indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly submitting false invoices when his company was a subcontractor for the University of Arkansas' Razorback Stadium project, federal officials said Friday.

ASU dedicates fountain to 98-year-old alumnus
At 98 years old, what keeps Russell A. Blanchard going is his constant giving, his cousin John Bell said.

Sights and sounds of Christmas
Col. Ronald Bouchard (from left), David Spinelli and Jessica Davis with Youth Challenge Academy sing Christmas carols after lighting the tree at Fort Gordon's Freedom Park.

Deal with China to build facility raises concerns
AIKEN - Tom Hallman, the chancellor of the University of South Carolina Aiken, was all smiles Friday as he exchanged handshakes and gifts with Chinese representatives.

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Doctors debate uneven flu shot supply
Augusta allergist Terrence Cook is "livid" that he can't get the rest of his flu shot supply while pharmacies and grocery stores can. He's not alone, and the nation's largest doctors group is planning to address it.

Reporting for duty
Soldiers who are re-enlisting and new recruits file into a ballroom at The Courtyard at Fort Gordon for a swearing-in ceremony.

Kid of the day
Today's Kid of the Day is Rebecca Akridge

System to keep tabs on buses
Almost $200,000 worth of federal funding will allow Augusta Public Transit to track its buses going off the beaten path.

Proponents of south Augusta drag strip measure noise of racers
Promoters of a proposed drag strip in south Richmond County conducted sound tests Friday to show the noise generated wouldn't be as bad as some residents think.

Board studies control of PTAs
With the arrest of a former president of the Glenn Hills Middle School PTA fresh on their minds, Richmond County school board members are considering implementing stronger financial accountability measures for booster clubs, including PTAs.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Kaden McCord of Augusta.

Mayor shifts, backs merger
The mayor of Columbia County's largest municipality said Thursday that he has had a change of heart on county consolidation.

Atlanta man busted for selling subway token
ATLANTA - Transit police handcuffed and issued a citation to a man who they said sold a $1.75 subway token to another man having trouble with a token machine.

Juvenile Court could hear rape case
The case of a former Greenbrier High School student charged with rape and aggravated child molestation might be transferred to Juvenile Court.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Kaden McCord of Augusta.

3 jailed in use of check card
Three people, including a store employee, were in jail Thursday, charged with credit card fraud at the south Augusta Wal-Mart.

Georgia Southern names new coach
STATESBORO, Ga. -- The Georgia Southern football program, revived in the 1980s by a former University of Georgia defensive coordinator, turned to another one to revive it again on Friday.

Empty Stocking: Mother sacrifices for children's safety
A single mother who can't pay all her bills needs assistance to provide her five children a decent Christmas this year.

Correction
- The estimate of how much savings can be gained from the privatization of school buses was attributed incorrectly in an article in the Metro section of Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle.

Blood donors receive rewards
Barbie Jackson has a strong motivation to roll up her sleeve every couple of months and donate blood. As a teenager, she nearly died from swelling on her brain stem and spent months in a wheelchair before she recovered.

Doctors debate uneven flu shot supply
Augusta allergist Terrence Cook is "livid" that he can't get the rest of his flu shot supply while pharmacies and grocery stores can. He's not alone, and the nation's largest doctors group is planning to address it.

Empty Stocking donations
Previously acknowledged $31,996.16

Police search for car thieves
Columbia County Sheriffs deputies are searching for two men who stole a car at gunpoint at an Evans apartment complex just before 4 this afternoon.

Conservationists call for study on widening
WALTERBORO, S.C. - Plans to widen a deadly two-lane stretch of U.S. 17 are not detailed enough, and permitting agencies could require a time-consuming environmental impact statement unless there are changes, conservation groups warn.

Mourners pay respects to Campbell at Capitol
COLUMBIA - Friends and admirers passed through the Statehouse on Friday to pay their respects to former Gov. Carroll Campbell, who died of a heart attack at age 65.

Man gets 30 years for off-duty deputy's death
COLUMBIA - A Columbia man has been found guilty of murder in the shooting death of an off-duty Beaufort County sheriff's deputy.

Teacher-student ratio examined
AIKEN - As the school board prepares to approve hiring several teachers, officials continue to call for more classroom funding.

3 jailed in use of check card
Three people, including a store employee, were in jail Thursday, charged with credit card fraud at the south Augusta Wal-Mart.

Police investigate Graniteville robbery
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is investigating an afternoon armed robbery at a Graniteville discount store.

Reporting for duty
Soldiers who are re-enlisting and new recruits file into a ballroom at The Courtyard at Fort Gordon for a swearing-in ceremony.

Police search for car thieves

New seat belt rules apply in S. Carolina
AIKEN - Wanda Smith stood shoulder-to-shoulder with seven other women Thursday, solemnly cradling a family portrait of her son and his then-infant daughter.

County plays the name game
Prince tried it with a symbol. Garth Brooks did it with an alter ego.

Pirates bootleg movies without fear in New York
NEW YORK - Every evening rush hour, hustlers lugging bags full of bootlegged movies walk the aisles of New York's subway trains, calling "two for five dollars!" as brazenly as if they were selling hot dogs at Yankee Stadium.

Cash, Kong and cowboys may join Oscar guest list
LOS ANGELES - The theme for Academy Awards night is a costume ball, but the following costumes are already spoken for: geisha, giant ape, country crooner, 18th century British belle, transsexual and gay cowboy.

Pirates bootleg movies without fear in New York
NEW YORK - Every evening rush hour, hustlers lugging bags full of bootlegged movies walk the aisles of New York's subway trains, calling "two for five dollars!" as brazenly as if they were selling hot dogs at Yankee Stadium.

'Geisha' filmmakers defend movie's casting

Cash, Kong and cowboys may join Oscar guest list
LOS ANGELES - The theme for Academy Awards night is a costume ball, but the following costumes are already spoken for: geisha, giant ape, country crooner, 18th century British belle, transsexual and gay cowboy.

'Geisha' filmmakers defend movie's casting
The makers of "Memoirs of a Geisha" expected to be lauded for creating the first big-budget Hollywood movie with Asian actors in every leading role. Instead, they find themselves defending casting decisions that have inflamed historical tensions between Japan and China.

Cash, Kong and cowboys may join Oscar guest list

'Geisha' filmmakers defend movie's casting
The makers of "Memoirs of a Geisha" expected to be lauded for creating the first big-budget Hollywood movie with Asian actors in every leading role. Instead, they find themselves defending casting decisions that have inflamed historical tensions between Japan and China.

Pirates bootleg movies without fear in New York

Complete list of Grammy Award nominations
Complete list of nominees in 108 categories announced Thursday for the 48th annual Grammy Awards, to be presented Feb. 8 in Los Angeles:

Carey, West and Legend lead Grammy nominations

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Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

Jazz legend Dave Brubeck celebrates 85th birthday

Cash, Underwood among top holiday music picks
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Two American idols are ruling the cash register this holiday season.

Carey, West and Legend lead Grammy nominations
NEW YORK - Mariah Carey's comeback came full circle Thursday as she was nominated for eight Grammys, including album of the year for "The Emancipation of Mimi" and song and record of the year for her torch ballad "We Belong Together."

Cash, Underwood among top holiday music picks

Complete list of Grammy Award nominations
Complete list of nominees in 108 categories announced Thursday for the 48th annual Grammy Awards, to be presented Feb. 8 in Los Angeles:

Jazz legend Dave Brubeck celebrates 85th birthday
NEW YORK - Dave Brubeck chose not to celebrate his 85th birthday quietly at his home in the Connecticut woods. Instead, his wife, children and grandchildren joined him for a sold-out concert at London's Barbican Centre, where some 2,000 fans serenaded him with a rousing chorus of "Happy Birthday," accompanied by members of his jazz quartet and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Jazz legend Dave Brubeck celebrates 85th birthday
NEW YORK - Dave Brubeck chose not to celebrate his 85th birthday quietly at his home in the Connecticut woods. Instead, his wife, children and grandchildren joined him for a sold-out concert at London's Barbican Centre, where some 2,000 fans serenaded him with a rousing chorus of "Happy Birthday," accompanied by members of his jazz quartet and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Carey, West and Legend lead Grammy nominations
NEW YORK - Mariah Carey's comeback came full circle Thursday as she was nominated for eight Grammys, including album of the year for "The Emancipation of Mimi" and song and record of the year for her torch ballad "We Belong Together."

Complete list of Grammy Award nominations
Complete list of nominees in 108 categories announced Thursday for the 48th annual Grammy Awards, to be presented Feb. 8 in Los Angeles:

Cash, Underwood among top holiday music picks
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Two American idols are ruling the cash register this holiday season.

NASCAR agrees to eight-year television package with five networks

NASCAR agrees to eight-year television package with five networks
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - When no one else wanted NASCAR on its networks, ESPN was thrilled to air everything it could as an eager partner in the grass-roots effort to build stock car racing into a major sport.

NASCAR agrees to eight-year television package with five networks
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - When no one else wanted NASCAR on its networks, ESPN was thrilled to air everything it could as an eager partner in the grass-roots effort to build stock car racing into a major sport.

Bobcats lose a close one to 76ers
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia 76ers let another lead slip away. Only this time, they still managed to win.

Bobcats lose a close one to 76ers
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia 76ers let another lead slip away. Only this time, they still managed to win.

West silences critics as new lineup gives Grizzlies best start ever

West silences critics as new lineup gives Grizzlies best start ever
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jerry West's offseason moves that seemed puzzling to many appear to be working out well for the Memphis Grizzlies.

Bobcats lose a close one to 76ers

West silences critics as new lineup gives Grizzlies best start ever
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jerry West's offseason moves that seemed puzzling to many appear to be working out well for the Memphis Grizzlies.

North Carolina too much for Wofford
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The tired North Carolina Tar Heels still made quick work of overmatched Wofford.

Augusta State's Metress adopts new discipline for team
Less than two weeks into the season, the Augusta State men's basketball team ran afoul of coach Dip Metress.

Saturday Shootout: Jaguars face tough task in guarding Mayweatherin focus
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Augusta State's Metress adopts new discipline for team
Less than two weeks into the season, the Augusta State men's basketball team ran afoul of coach Dip Metress.

North Carolina too much for Wofford
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The tired North Carolina Tar Heels still made quick work of overmatched Wofford.

Falcons' Hall eager to "bring it" on punt returns

Davis hands starting job over to Foster

Bucs-Panthers matchup features a key battle in the trenches

Dez White placed on IR, Scott benched

Mrs. Creasey K. Edwards    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maragrit Pugh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie B. Stallings    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Gloria Bennett    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Edward S. Harveston    (THE VILLEGE, Fla.)

Mrs. Annie B. Stallings    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Gloria Bennett    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony A. Cassell    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. James Robinson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

MSgt. Hal R. Childs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dether Newton    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mr. Eddie Cosby    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Edward S. Harveston    (THE VILLEGE, Fla.)

Mrs. Lucille Crook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

MSgt. Hal R. Childs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Leola E. Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Elizabeth Starks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Creasey K. Edwards    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rita H. Schmidt    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Foley    (LYONS, Ga.)

Mr. Mario T. Reddish    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Epifanio Genonsalao    (MANILA, Philippines)

Mrs. Annie Parmenter-Bibbs    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Nora Hutto    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Terry P. Moncrief    (KENNESAW, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred P. Kelly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred P. Kelly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Audrey L. Kuethe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lou Frederick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Lewis    (ROGERSVILLE, Tenn.)

Mrs. Lucille Crook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Pete Long    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Lou Bradley    (ATHENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Lou Bradley    (ATHENS, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Walter Key    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Lou Frederick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank W. Unger    (DALLAS, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Madison    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Shuping A. Scott    (FAIRFOREST, S.C.)

Mrs. Odessia McGee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Elizabeth Starks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Mixon    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. James S. Roberts    (MARTIN-MILLETT, S.C.)

Mr. Terry P. Moncrief    (KENNESAW, Ga.)

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

Mr. Gene Nelson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Pesenti    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dether Newton    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mr. Johnny Norman    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Norman    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Nelson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Odessia McGee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Mixon    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Pete Long    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Audrey L. Kuethe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Lou Bradley    (ATHENS, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Lewis    (ROGERSVILLE, Tenn.)

Mrs. Christine Pesenti    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Walter Key    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Maragrit Pugh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nora Hutto    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Epifanio Genonsalao    (MANILA, Philippines)

Mr. Mario T. Reddish    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Foley    (LYONS, Ga.)

Mr. James S. Roberts    (MARTIN-MILLETT, S.C.)

Ms. Leola E. Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James S. Roberts    (MARTIN-MILLETT, S.C.)

Mr. Eddie Cosby    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Lila Rowe Boykin    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony A. Cassell    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Rita H. Schmidt    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lila Rowe Boykin    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Shuping A. Scott    (FAIRFOREST, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Brunson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtle Smith Young    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Frank W. Unger    (DALLAS, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie B. Stallings    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Myrtle Smith Young    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Madison    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Epifanio Genonsalao (MANILA, Philippines)

Mr. Gene Nelson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Frank W. Unger (DALLAS, Ga.)

Mr. Pete Long (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Cosby (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Pesenti (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dether Newton (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Rita H. Schmidt (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Anthony A. Cassell (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Edward S. Harveston (THE VILLEGE, Fla.)

MSgt. Hal R. Childs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Bennett (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mildred P. Kelly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Brunson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtle Smith Young (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille Crook (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Robinson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Jim Lewis (ROGERSVILLE, Tenn.)

Ms. Leola E. Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Norman (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lila Rowe Boykin (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maragrit Pugh (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Walter Key (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Terry P. Moncrief (KENNESAW, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Foley (LYONS, Ga.)

Mrs. Audrey L. Kuethe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Odessia McGee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lou Frederick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nora Hutto (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James S. Roberts (MARTIN-MILLETT, S.C.)

Mr. Shuping A. Scott (FAIRFOREST, S.C.)

Ms. Elizabeth Starks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Madison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Creasey K. Edwards (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Mixon (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Mario T. Reddish (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Parmenter-Bibbs (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie B. Stallings (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Lou Bradley (ATHENS, Ga.)

USC Aiken finally breaks ground on major project

Rogge: Much work remains for Turin before Olympics

U.S. draws tough opening round

Diggs is good fit as coach

Bowling scores

Overtime

Carrying A Torch

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Bowling scores
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Carrying A Torch
Rossano Teragnoli carries the Olympic flame in the terrace of the Quirinale Presidential Palace in Rome on Thursday for the start of the torch relay for the Turin Winter Games.

Rogge: Much work remains for Turin before Olympics
TURIN, Italy - IOC president Jacques Rogge said much work remains for the Winter Olympics, yet he is confident it will be completed at a "very high standard" before the opening of the Feb. 10 games.

USC Aiken finally breaks ground on major project
AIKEN - After six years of planning, USC Aiken finally broke ground Friday on its newest facility.

Overtime
With a blessing from Pope Benedict XVI, the Olympic flame began its journey across Italy to the Turin Winter Games.

Rogge: Much work remains for Turin before Olympics
TURIN, Italy - IOC president Jacques Rogge said much work remains for the Winter Olympics, yet he is confident it will be completed at a "very high standard" before the opening of the Feb. 10 games.

Overtime
In New Orleans, Tulane is suspending half its athletic programs to cope with the financial damage done by Hurricane Katrina.

Overtime
In New Orleans, Tulane is suspending half its athletic programs to cope with the financial damage done by Hurricane Katrina.

USC Aiken finally breaks ground on major project
AIKEN - After six years of planning, USC Aiken finally broke ground Friday on its newest facility.

Diggs is good fit as coach
The weeks and months Joseph "Bubba" Diggs spent away from his family pursuing his dream paid off Thursday.

U.S. draws tough opening round
LEIPZIG, Germany - Defending champion Brazil will play its first match of next year's World Cup against 1998 semifinalist Croatia, while the United States was drawn into a strong group with Italy, the Czech Republic and Ghana.

Carrying A Torch
Rossano Teragnoli carries the Olympic flame in the terrace of the Quirinale Presidential Palace in Rome on Thursday for the start of the torch relay for the Turin Winter Games.

Bowling scores
Augusta Bowling Association

Diggs is good fit as coach
The weeks and months Joseph "Bubba" Diggs spent away from his family pursuing his dream paid off Thursday.

Overtime
With a blessing from Pope Benedict XVI, the Olympic flame began its journey across Italy to the Turin Winter Games.

U.S. draws tough opening round
LEIPZIG, Germany - Defending champion Brazil will play its first match of next year's World Cup against 1998 semifinalist Croatia, while the United States was drawn into a strong group with Italy, the Czech Republic and Ghana.

Spartans best Bulldogs
Glenn Hills got its first victory of the season, a 36-34 win at Harlem on Friday, but the Lady Spartans also got more than they bargained for.

Spartans best Bulldogs
Glenn Hills got its first victory of the season, a 36-34 win at Harlem on Friday, but the Lady Spartans also got more than they bargained for.

Prep basketball scores
Scores from area basketball games

Prep basketball scores
Scores from area basketball games

Davis hands starting job over to Foster
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It wasn't exactly a concession speech, nor was it an official changing of the guard. But a proud running back stepped aside Thursday, admitting his understudy was the best man for the job.

Dez White placed on IR, Scott benched
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons placed former starting receiver Dez White on injured reserve because of a sprained knee Friday, a move expected to end his stay with the team.

Falcons' Hall eager to "bring it" on punt returns
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - DeAngelo Hall's interception total indicates he has accomplished his goal of becoming a "shutdown corner" in the NFL.

Bucs-Panthers matchup features a key battle in the trenches
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - False Start, No. 67. It was a call repeated often - three times in five plays, actually - the last time Kenyatta Walker faced the Carolina Panthers.

Davis hands starting job over to Foster
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It wasn't exactly a concession speech, nor was it an official changing of the guard. But a proud running back stepped aside Thursday, admitting his understudy was the best man for the job.

Dez White placed on IR, Scott benched
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons placed former starting receiver Dez White on injured reserve because of a sprained knee Friday, a move expected to end his stay with the team.

Bucs-Panthers matchup features a key battle in the trenches
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - False Start, No. 67. It was a call repeated often - three times in five plays, actually - the last time Kenyatta Walker faced the Carolina Panthers.

Falcons' Hall eager to "bring it" on punt returns
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - DeAngelo Hall's interception total indicates he has accomplished his goal of becoming a "shutdown corner" in the NFL.

Critics make shopping choice a religious question
Critics of Wal-Mart, the retailing giant based at Bentonville, Ark., are asking a question that's a twist on a popular Christian slogan.

Two reference works rank as year's best on religion
We don't know the exact day Christ was born, so why celebrate on Dec. 25?

Critics make shopping choice a religious question
Critics of Wal-Mart, the retailing giant based at Bentonville, Ark., are asking a question that's a twist on a popular Christian slogan.

All world's a stage for churches at Christmas
Some disgruntled folks find themselves waiting in a post office line in 'Twas the Last Mailing Day Before Christmas, a musical offering Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church in Graniteville.

All world's a stage for churches at Christmas
Some disgruntled folks find themselves waiting in a post office line in 'Twas the Last Mailing Day Before Christmas, a musical offering Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church in Graniteville.

Sexual ethics classes train church workers
When Bill Rigot teaches workshops on sexual ethics, the greatest fear in the class is about false accusations.

Students will back singer for holiday concert
Contemporary Christian artist Steve Green will perform a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at West Acres Baptist Church, 555 Gibbs Road in Evans. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Jews, evangelicals meet for milestone dialogue
NEW YORK - The prestigious Jewish Theological Seminary has sponsored dialogues with all sorts of American religious and ethnic groups over the past 67 years, but never with evangelical Protestants - until last week.

Jews, evangelicals meet for milestone dialogue
NEW YORK - The prestigious Jewish Theological Seminary has sponsored dialogues with all sorts of American religious and ethnic groups over the past 67 years, but never with evangelical Protestants - until last week.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Students will back singer for holiday concert
Contemporary Christian artist Steve Green will perform a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at West Acres Baptist Church, 555 Gibbs Road in Evans. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Religion briefs
HANOI, Vietnam - About 10,000 people participated in a ceremony for the creation of a new Roman Catholic diocese, the first in more than 30 years in Vietnam, in another sign of thawing relations between the government and the Holy See.

Sexual ethics classes train church workers
When Bill Rigot teaches workshops on sexual ethics, the greatest fear in the class is about false accusations.

Faith digest
Antioch Baptist Church will sponsor a clothes giveaway from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Cherry Tree Crossing off 15th Street.

Two reference works rank as year's best on religion
We don't know the exact day Christ was born, so why celebrate on Dec. 25?

Religion briefs
HANOI, Vietnam - About 10,000 people participated in a ceremony for the creation of a new Roman Catholic diocese, the first in more than 30 years in Vietnam, in another sign of thawing relations between the government and the Holy See.

Faith digest
Antioch Baptist Church will sponsor a clothes giveaway from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Cherry Tree Crossing off 15th Street.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

'Today' marks 10 years on top
NEW YORK - The "Today" show's stars wanted to talk about the past: A glorious 10-year winning streak.

'Today' marks 10 years on top

Jeff Probst signs new 'Survivor' contract
LOS ANGELES - Jeff Probst said he's decided that life without "Survivor" wouldn't be as much fun and he's sticking with the CBS reality series.

Jeff Probst signs new 'Survivor' contract
LOS ANGELES - Jeff Probst said he's decided that life without "Survivor" wouldn't be as much fun and he's sticking with the CBS reality series.

Holiday needs old classics to be new again
Charlie Brown still bemoans the sorry state of his Christmas tree, and the recently remastered Rudolph's nose shines with new brilliance, but many of the classic holiday specials seem to have been lost in television limbo.

Chris Rock won't host next Academy Awards

Holiday needs old classics to be new again

Chris Rock won't host next Academy Awards
LOS ANGELES - Chris Rock won't be back cracking wise as the host of next year's Oscars telecast.

Chris Rock won't host next Academy Awards
LOS ANGELES - Chris Rock won't be back cracking wise as the host of next year's Oscars telecast.

Holiday needs old classics to be new again
Charlie Brown still bemoans the sorry state of his Christmas tree, and the recently remastered Rudolph's nose shines with new brilliance, but many of the classic holiday specials seem to have been lost in television limbo.

'Today' marks 10 years on top
NEW YORK - The "Today" show's stars wanted to talk about the past: A glorious 10-year winning streak.

Jeff Probst signs new 'Survivor' contract

David Schwimmer to make his Broadway debut

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Ex-Gamecock sentenced to probation in thefts
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Former South Carolina standout Moe Thompson has been sentenced to five years probation for his role in the February theft of electronic equipment from campus dorms, The (Columbia) State reported on its Web site Friday.

Ex-Gamecock sentenced to probation in thefts

Ex-Gamecock sentenced to probation in thefts
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Former South Carolina standout Moe Thompson has been sentenced to five years probation for his role in the February theft of electronic equipment from campus dorms, The (Columbia) State reported on its Web site Friday.

Teacher arrested on drug charges

Students will back singer for holiday concert

All world's a stage for churches at Christmas

Sexual ethics classes train church workers

Faith Calendar

Faith digest

Religion briefs

Critics make shopping choice a religious question

Jews, evangelicals meet for milestone dialogue

Two reference works rank as year's best on religion