Owner's guide for the human body gains large fan base
CLEVELAND - If Terry Prewitt's body were a house, not too long ago the interior would have been very, very dirty and her pipes clogged, choked by the damage caused by a two-pack-a-day smoking habit.

Mapplethorpe exhibit to test limits of art in Cuba
HAVANA - Sensuality pervades the streets of Havana. A short stroll finds sultry young men scouting new sex partners outside a major movie house and Lycra-clad women tossing saucy suggestions to foreign tourists. The promise of sex is simply part of the landscape in tropical Cuba, carried along on languid sea breezes and the primal pounding of drums.

Mapplethorpe exhibit to test limits of art in Cuba
HAVANA - Sensuality pervades the streets of Havana. A short stroll finds sultry young men scouting new sex partners outside a major movie house and Lycra-clad women tossing saucy suggestions to foreign tourists. The promise of sex is simply part of the landscape in tropical Cuba, carried along on languid sea breezes and the primal pounding of drums.

Owner's guide for the human body gains large fan base
CLEVELAND - If Terry Prewitt's body were a house, not too long ago the interior would have been very, very dirty and her pipes clogged, choked by the damage caused by a two-pack-a-day smoking habit.

A new book blames government for a media crisis

A new book blames government for a media crisis
NEW YORK - As with lots of pressing issues people grapple with, complaints about the media invite a partisan clash: liberal vs. conservative; Democrat vs. Republican. Or some other "us" against a readily targeted "them."

A new book blames government for a media crisis
NEW YORK - As with lots of pressing issues people grapple with, complaints about the media invite a partisan clash: liberal vs. conservative; Democrat vs. Republican. Or some other "us" against a readily targeted "them."

Mapplethorpe exhibit to test limits of art in Cuba

Owner's guide for the human body gains large fan base

Charity's holiday chime is A classic

Blauser wants to show players path from Double-A to Atlanta
PEARL, Miss. - Jeff Blauser knows the way from the minor leagues to Atlanta. Now the two-time All-Star shortstop wants to steer players at Double-A Mississippi along a similar path.

Renteria glad to be a Brave
ATLANTA - Ready to put aside a rather dismal season with Boston in his first experience in the American League, new Atlanta Braves shortstop Edgar Renteria voiced his pleasure Monday about returning to the comforts of a familiar league.

Renteria glad to be a Brave
ATLANTA - Ready to put aside a rather dismal season with Boston in his first experience in the American League, new Atlanta Braves shortstop Edgar Renteria voiced his pleasure Monday about returning to the comforts of a familiar league.

Blauser wants to show players path from Double-A to Atlanta

Blauser wants to show players path from Double-A to Atlanta
PEARL, Miss. - Jeff Blauser knows the way from the minor leagues to Atlanta. Now the two-time All-Star shortstop wants to steer players at Double-A Mississippi along a similar path.

Renteria glad to be a Brave

What you see with Caller ID could be bogus

Drug companies seek lawsuit protection
NEW YORK - Large pharmaceutical companies are approaching development of vaccines and drugs for potential pandemics with trepidation, even as fears abound of a bird flu outbreak and doctors lament a shortage of treatment options.

Paramount Pictures agrees to buy DreamWorks SKG
LOS ANGELES - Paramount Pictures on Sunday agreed to buy independent film studio DreamWorks SKG Inc. for nearly $1 billion cash in a deal designed to help both companies reverse their troubled fortunes.

High-tech gear, trips fuel hunters spending boom
PITTSBURGH - Raising a rifle scope to his eye, Dan Tracey squints and takes aim at an imaginary target. Then, he twists a knob and the device's cross-hairs light up like a Christmas tree.

High-tech gear, trips fuel hunters spending boom

High-tech gear, trips fuel hunters spending boom
PITTSBURGH - Raising a rifle scope to his eye, Dan Tracey squints and takes aim at an imaginary target. Then, he twists a knob and the device's cross-hairs light up like a Christmas tree.

Drug companies seek lawsuit protection
NEW YORK - Large pharmaceutical companies are approaching development of vaccines and drugs for potential pandemics with trepidation, even as fears abound of a bird flu outbreak and doctors lament a shortage of treatment options.

Drug companies seek lawsuit protection

Paramount Pictures agrees to buy DreamWorks SKG
LOS ANGELES - Paramount Pictures on Sunday agreed to buy independent film studio DreamWorks SKG Inc. for nearly $1 billion cash in a deal designed to help both companies reverse their troubled fortunes.

What you see with Caller ID could be bogus
Add Caller ID to the list of things you can't always trust.

Firm plans to buy center
The Enterprise Mill could prove quite enterprising for a Savannah, Ga.-based real estate firm.

Firm plans to buy center
The Enterprise Mill could prove quite enterprising for a Savannah, Ga.-based real estate firm.

What you see with Caller ID could be bogus
Add Caller ID to the list of things you can't always trust.

Firm plans to buy center

Paramount Pictures agrees to buy DreamWorks SKG

Clemson edges San Diego
CLEMSON, S.C. - Julie Talley scored 17 points to help Clemson overcome a career-high, 42-point performance by San Diego's Michelle Augustavo in a 72-68 victory Sunday.

Clemson edges San Diego

Clemson edges San Diego
CLEMSON, S.C. - Julie Talley scored 17 points to help Clemson overcome a career-high, 42-point performance by San Diego's Michelle Augustavo in a 72-68 victory Sunday.

Will Bush follow Leinart's lead and return to USC
NEW YORK - Reggie Bush is on the clock.

Will Bush follow Leinart's lead and return to USC
NEW YORK - Reggie Bush is on the clock.

Will Bush follow Leinart's lead and return to USC

Duke still No. 1, Houston in Top 25

The secret's in our hands
Everyone seems to sense rapids ahead. But the waters Monday were gentle and welcoming as political newcomer Deke Copenhaver took his first dip as mayor of Augusta.

Speaking another language a crime?
We desperately need new immigrants to learn English. Language is the soft tissue that holds together the skeleton of society.

The secret's in our hands
Everyone seems to sense rapids ahead. But the waters Monday were gentle and welcoming as political newcomer Deke Copenhaver took his first dip as mayor of Augusta.

Right propaganda, wrong way

We like Ike for a D.C. memorial

Speaking another language a crime?
We desperately need new immigrants to learn English. Language is the soft tissue that holds together the skeleton of society.

Lawyers target cola millions
Ever since predatory attorneys struck the mother-lode in the tobacco wars of the late 1990s, they've been looking for another golden goose to prey upon.

The secret's in our hands

We like Ike for a D.C. memorial
For most Americans who came of age in the 1950s, Dwight D. Eisenhower would top the list as the most popular and beloved Republican president of the 20th century.

Right propaganda, wrong way
Propaganda, the battle for people's hearts and minds, is an important part of any war. But there's a right and wrong way to go about it, and in Iraq the U.S. military has, until recently, been doing it the wrong way: Buying space in Iraqi newspapers and presenting stories as unbiased news reports written by independent journalists.

Lawyers target cola millions
Ever since predatory attorneys struck the mother-lode in the tobacco wars of the late 1990s, they've been looking for another golden goose to prey upon.

Speaking another language a crime?

We like Ike for a D.C. memorial
For most Americans who came of age in the 1950s, Dwight D. Eisenhower would top the list as the most popular and beloved Republican president of the 20th century.

Lawyers target cola millions

Right propaganda, wrong way
Propaganda, the battle for people's hearts and minds, is an important part of any war. But there's a right and wrong way to go about it, and in Iraq the U.S. military has, until recently, been doing it the wrong way: Buying space in Iraqi newspapers and presenting stories as unbiased news reports written by independent journalists.

People in the News
OSLO, Norway - Celebrities including Julianne Moore and Salma Hayek praised this year's Nobel peace laureate on Sunday for his efforts to curb the spread of nuclear weapons.

Joss Stone named world's best celebrity dog owner in online poll
NEW YORK - When it comes to celebrity dog-parenting skills, Joss Stone is tops and Paris Hilton is the worst, according to an online poll of readers of two dog magazines.

Richard Pryor was more than important, he was funny
LOS ANGELES - It is one of those indelible images from the late 1960s that remains locked in the minds of those who were there.

People in the News
OSLO, Norway - Celebrities including Julianne Moore and Salma Hayek praised this year's Nobel peace laureate on Sunday for his efforts to curb the spread of nuclear weapons.

Richard Pryor was more than important, he was funny
LOS ANGELES - It is one of those indelible images from the late 1960s that remains locked in the minds of those who were there.

Joss Stone named world's best celebrity dog owner in online poll
NEW YORK - When it comes to celebrity dog-parenting skills, Joss Stone is tops and Paris Hilton is the worst, according to an online poll of readers of two dog magazines.

Diet: Experts urge less focus on antioxidants

Diet: Experts urge less focus on antioxidants
Tired of trying to keep track of all the so-called superfoods you're supposed to eat?

Diet: Experts urge less focus on antioxidants
Tired of trying to keep track of all the so-called superfoods you're supposed to eat?

Seeking the man's point of view? Look no further

Correction
An article in the Nov. 24 editions of The Augusta Chronicle contained incorrect information about Augusta State University's golf program. Carter Newman, of Evans, is the first local high school golfer to sign a national letter-of-intent with the Jaguars since Vaughn Taylor in 1994.

Allenby completes unprecedented Australian sweep
MELBOURNE, Australia - Robert Allenby became the first golfer to win the Australian Open, PGA and Masters in the same season, beating American Bubba Watson on the first playoff hole Sunday at the Australian Masters.

Indian rookie Kapur wins Volvo Masters of Asia

Donald rallies to win Target
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Luke Donald has only one victory in four years on the PGA Tour, but he came up with a big one Sunday that only counts in his bank account - shooting an 8-under 64 to rally from six shots behind to beat Darren Clarke in the Target World Challenge.

Tiger to skip season-opening Mercedes
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Tiger Woods is so serious about wanting a shorter season on the PGA Tour that he is skipping the season-opening Mercedes Championships at Kapalua next month.

Sorenstam's Internationals defeat Asia to win Lexus Cup
SINGAPORE - Erica Blasberg matched her game-saving shot from the day before to clinch the winning point Sunday as Annika Sorenstam's Internationals downed Asia 16-8 at the Lexus Cup.

Tiger to skip season-opening Mercedes

Els wins the Dunhill Championship
NELSPRUIT, South Africa - Ernie Els won the Dunhill Championship in his second start since tearing ligaments in his left knee in July, closing with a 4-under 68 on Sunday for three-stroke victory.

Sorenstam's Internationals defeat Asia to win Lexus Cup
SINGAPORE - Erica Blasberg matched her game-saving shot from the day before to clinch the winning point Sunday as Annika Sorenstam's Internationals downed Asia 16-8 at the Lexus Cup.

Allenby completes unprecedented Australian sweep
MELBOURNE, Australia - Robert Allenby became the first golfer to win the Australian Open, PGA and Masters in the same season, beating American Bubba Watson on the first playoff hole Sunday at the Australian Masters.

Els wins the Dunhill Championship
NELSPRUIT, South Africa - Ernie Els won the Dunhill Championship in his second start since tearing ligaments in his left knee in July, closing with a 4-under 68 on Sunday for three-stroke victory.

Indian rookie Kapur wins Volvo Masters of Asia
BANGKOK, Thailand - Asian Tour rookie Shev Kapur shot a 5-under-par 67 Sunday to beat defending champion Jyoti Randhawa by two strokes at the season-ending Volvo Masters of Asia.

Tiger to skip season-opening Mercedes
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Tiger Woods is so serious about wanting a shorter season on the PGA Tour that he is skipping the season-opening Mercedes Championships at Kapalua next month.

Donald rallies to win Target

Correction

Allenby completes unprecedented Australian sweep

Els wins the Dunhill Championship

Donald rallies to win Target
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Luke Donald has only one victory in four years on the PGA Tour, but he came up with a big one Sunday that only counts in his bank account - shooting an 8-under 64 to rally from six shots behind to beat Darren Clarke in the Target World Challenge.

Sorenstam's Internationals defeat Asia to win Lexus Cup

Indian rookie Kapur wins Volvo Masters of Asia
BANGKOK, Thailand - Asian Tour rookie Shev Kapur shot a 5-under-par 67 Sunday to beat defending champion Jyoti Randhawa by two strokes at the season-ending Volvo Masters of Asia.

Correction
An article in the Nov. 24 editions of The Augusta Chronicle contained incorrect information about Augusta State University's golf program. Carter Newman, of Evans, is the first local high school golfer to sign a national letter-of-intent with the Jaguars since Vaughn Taylor in 1994.

Curry, Pink lead in Wildcats' win

Blackhawks nip Thrashers in overtime
ATLANTA - After going 65 minutes without recording any of Chicago's 32 shots, rookie center Michael Holmqvist was surprised to hear his name called for the shootout.

Blackhawks nip Thrashers in overtime
ATLANTA - After going 65 minutes without recording any of Chicago's 32 shots, rookie center Michael Holmqvist was surprised to hear his name called for the shootout.

Blackhawks nip Thrashers in overtime

Charity's holiday chime is A classic
People call the newspaper to ask all sorts of questions. A recent one sent me looking for expert help.

Charity's holiday chime is A classic
People call the newspaper to ask all sorts of questions. A recent one sent me looking for expert help.

Support new mayor, and always vote
I supported Willie Mays for mayor in the Dec. 6 runoff election with a financial contribution, writing letters to newspapers, putting up campaign signs and encouraging people to go and vote.Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

Cowardly Congress won't declare war
Americans are hard to figure, and Congress is even worse. President Franklin Roosevelt asked for and got a declaration of war for World War II and we lost 400,000 military.Ernest F. Daniel, Augusta

Don't bus tax money out of Augusta
As I was sipping coffee and reading The Augusta Chronicle, I came to the article by Preston Sparks about Augusta Public Transit Director Heyward Johnson testing a bus route to Columbia County ("Augusta plans to test bus route," Dec. 10). I was compelled to write and bring this some more attention.Daniel A. Caraway, Augusta

Support new mayor, and always vote

Cowardly Congress won't declare war
Americans are hard to figure, and Congress is even worse. President Franklin Roosevelt asked for and got a declaration of war for World War II and we lost 400,000 military.Ernest F. Daniel, Augusta

Cowardly Congress won't declare war

Build memorial to Graniteville victims
I believe that the best way to spend the settlement the railroad is giving the city of Graniteville, S.C., is to build a memorial honoring the nine citizens lost in the chemical spill tragedy. David Carrie, Augusta

Don't bus tax money out of Augusta

Support new mayor, and always vote
I supported Willie Mays for mayor in the Dec. 6 runoff election with a financial contribution, writing letters to newspapers, putting up campaign signs and encouraging people to go and vote.Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

Build memorial to Graniteville victims

Don't lose sight of Christ in Christmas
I know followers of Christ and just believers who are fed up with one more perceived change to our country's history of supporting Christianity.Connie Solomon, Hephzibah

Build memorial to Graniteville victims
I believe that the best way to spend the settlement the railroad is giving the city of Graniteville, S.C., is to build a memorial honoring the nine citizens lost in the chemical spill tragedy. David Carrie, Augusta

Don't lose sight of Christ in Christmas
I know followers of Christ and just believers who are fed up with one more perceived change to our country's history of supporting Christianity.Connie Solomon, Hephzibah

Don't bus tax money out of Augusta
As I was sipping coffee and reading The Augusta Chronicle, I came to the article by Preston Sparks about Augusta Public Transit Director Heyward Johnson testing a bus route to Columbia County ("Augusta plans to test bus route," Dec. 10). I was compelled to write and bring this some more attention.Daniel A. Caraway, Augusta

Don't lose sight of Christ in Christmas

Living briefs

Seniors calendar

Volcanic glass makes trashcans bomb-resistant

A look at the top picks for handheld gaming

Health and fitness calendar

Med student finds courage, goal through disease

Skype handset makes VoIP calls a liberating experience

Web site takes a happy approach to the news

Xbox 360 games: The good, bad and the ugly

Techbits: Throw this camera, EU online and more

Skype handset makes VoIP calls a liberating experience
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - If you live outside your home country or phone overseas often, chances are you've heard of Skype, the voice-over-Internet service that allows you to make free or cheap voice calls through your computer.

Health and fitness 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 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to ryan. wehmeyer@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Web site takes a happy approach to the news
DALLAS - Carrie Rodgers is so engrossed by cable-television news shows that her husband calls her a news addict, but lately she has found another source to balance the onslaught of stories about war, crime and natural disasters.

Techbits: Throw this camera, EU online and more
BOSTON - Police officers stepping into hostage standoffs and other dicey situations now have something new to throw into the mix - a baseball-sized camera that can be hurled from afar, survive the landing and wirelessly relay video and audio back to base for two hours.

Web site takes a happy approach to the news
DALLAS - Carrie Rodgers is so engrossed by cable-television news shows that her husband calls her a news addict, but lately she has found another source to balance the onslaught of stories about war, crime and natural disasters.

Xbox 360 games: The good, bad and the ugly
If you've scored an Xbox 360, some actual games are going to be the next logical purchase - unless you auctioned it off for thousands of dollars on eBay.

Xbox 360 games: The good, bad and the ugly
If you've scored an Xbox 360, some actual games are going to be the next logical purchase - unless you auctioned it off for thousands of dollars on eBay.

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

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, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augusta chronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

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, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augusta chronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

A look at the top picks for handheld gaming
Since Nintendo Inc. upped the ante by bringing Wi-Fi to its dual-screen handheld, it has opened the game system up to a new world of gameplay. Although the graphics remain sub-par to Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Portable, the Nintendo DS remains a great handheld game system that focuses on good, clean fun.

Health and fitness 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 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to ryan. wehmeyer@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Techbits: Throw this camera, EU online and more
BOSTON - Police officers stepping into hostage standoffs and other dicey situations now have something new to throw into the mix - a baseball-sized camera that can be hurled from afar, survive the landing and wirelessly relay video and audio back to base for two hours.

A look at the top picks for handheld gaming
Since Nintendo Inc. upped the ante by bringing Wi-Fi to its dual-screen handheld, it has opened the game system up to a new world of gameplay. Although the graphics remain sub-par to Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Portable, the Nintendo DS remains a great handheld game system that focuses on good, clean fun.

Volcanic glass makes trashcans bomb-resistant
NEW YORK - To contain the force of an exploding bomb, you need steel plate or concrete, and lots of it, right?

Med student finds courage, goal through disease
The entire time Danielle Daniely-Wilson was enrolled at Paine College, she was hiding a secret.

Volcanic glass makes trashcans bomb-resistant
NEW YORK - To contain the force of an exploding bomb, you need steel plate or concrete, and lots of it, right?

Med student finds courage, goal through disease
The entire time Danielle Daniely-Wilson was enrolled at Paine College, she was hiding a secret.

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

Skype handset makes VoIP calls a liberating experience
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - If you live outside your home country or phone overseas often, chances are you've heard of Skype, the voice-over-Internet service that allows you to make free or cheap voice calls through your computer.

Empty Stocking donations

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Porsha Ciera Mills, 7, of Augusta.

Across Georgia
CLARKSTON - A teenager has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of his 5-year-old nephew.

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - The Charleston County School District board doesn't want its teachers or employees worried about publicly speaking their minds, so it has approved a new policy.

Seniors seeking drug-plan help
The calls never seem to stop for Cindy Pruitt at the CSRA Regional Development Center Area Agency on Aging.

Nerf war is, like, heck
With a red bandanna tied Rambo-style around his forehead, Jason Carraway was spread eagle on the dirty, gray carpet of the Patriots Park press box.

News you can use
Today in regional history:It was announced last night that alumni of the Academy of Richmond County would give a banquet Friday night at the Genesta Hotel, in honor of the Academy of Richmond County football team of 1914, who won the state high school championship this season.

Treat yourself to a nice tax break
Planning to buy a new car before the end of the year? If you wait until January, you could save $300 in sales tax on a $30,000 car - even more on if you have your eye on a Lamborghini.

State weighs whether to end property taxes
COLUMBIA - What South Carolinians want versus who's going to write the check. That, in essence, is the property tax debate.

Nerf war is, like, heck

Rewards offered in homicides
Richmond County authorities are hoping an infusion of reward money will help lubricate the wheels of justice.

State weighs whether to end property taxes

Magnet expansion sought
Recognizing the relationship between a school system and property values, a group of Richmond County homeowners met with school officials Monday night.

Across the southeast

Five questions with John Oxendine
John Oxendine is Georgia's insurance safety fire commissioner. He recently was in Augusta to help spread the word about safe use of space heaters.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Bill would mandate vote on juvenile court judges
When state legislators return to business this winter, a bill calling for juvenile court judges to be elected awaits them.

Area forms evacuee services
From low-cost child care during the holidays to support groups for adults and children, help is on the way for Hurricane Katrina victims who have resettled in the Garden City.

Georgia ethics committee members nominated
ATLANTA - Can politicians police themselves on matters of ethics? Georgia voters will soon find out.

Rewards offered in homicides
Richmond County authorities are hoping an infusion of reward money will help lubricate the wheels of justice.

Empty Stocking Donations
Previously acknowledged: $59,007.16

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - The Charleston County School District board doesn't want its teachers or employees worried about publicly speaking their minds, so it has approved a new policy.

Across Georgia
CLARKSTON - A teenager has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of his 5-year-old nephew.

Rewards offered in homicides

FBI arrests wanted man in Hephzibah
The FBI this morning arrested a 54-year-old Hephzibah man wanted in connection with a murder in Arkansas four years ago.

Across Georgia
FORSYTH - Hundreds of people paid tribute during a memorial service to Sgt. Philip Allan Dodson Jr., who died this month in Iraq in a vehicle accident.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Helper has looks, heart of true Santa
CLEARWATER - To the nonbeliever, Terry Watson is just another guy who dresses up in a fancy red-velvet suit and black boots.

Georgia ethics committee members nominated

Treat yourself to a nice tax break
Planning to buy a new car before the end of the year? If you wait until January, you could save $300 in sales tax on a $30,000 car - even more on if you have your eye on a Lamborghini.

News you can use

Detecting bird flu is top job for poultry lab
OAKWOOD, Ga. - If bird flu were to strike Georgia, word would probably come from the Department of Agriculture's Poultry Diagnostic Laboratory in Hall County.

Area forms evacuee services

The week ahead
Mrs. Claus will read holiday books to children at 4 p.m. at H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken. She will give a book to every child. The event is free. Call (803) 642-7631 for more information.

Empty Stocking: Accident threatens Christmas

Augusta mayor sworn in

Across Georgia

Auditors say Aiken underwent good fiscal year
AIKEN - The city got a clean bill of financial health in its audit for fiscal year 2004-05, according to a city memorandum.

Kid of the Day

News you can use
Today in regional history:It was announced last night that alumni of the Academy of Richmond County would give a banquet Friday night at the Genesta Hotel, in honor of the Academy of Richmond County football team of 1914, who won the state high school championship this season.

Empty Stocking Donations

Across South Carolina

Seniors seeking drug-plan help

Injured plant worker airlifted to hospital
An injured worker has been airlifted from an Evans equipment company after an incident involving equipment at the plant.

Magnet expansion sought

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area

Kid of the Day

Treat yourself to a nice tax break

Aid will allow sick toddler to receive Christmas gifts

Across the area
A 19-year-old Thomson man died late Saturday when the car he was riding in left the road and flipped over into the woods in McDuffie County, according to authorities.

Across the area

Across the area
A 19-year-old Thomson man died late Saturday when the car he was riding in left the road and flipped over into the woods in McDuffie County, according to authorities.

Empty Stocking Donations
Previously acknowledged: $59,007.16

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Logan Bryce Nelson, 14 months, of Martinez.

Magnet expansion sought
Recognizing the relationship between a school system and property values, a group of Richmond County homeowners met with school officials Monday night.

Helper has looks, heart of true Santa
CLEARWATER - To the nonbeliever, Terry Watson is just another guy who dresses up in a fancy red-velvet suit and black boots.

Empty Stocking Donations
Previously acknowledged: $59,007.16

New mayor takes office today
Once he takes office, one of the first issues Augusta's new mayor said he intends to address is racial reconciliation.

Mayor is sworn in
Asking for help and prayers, Deke Copenhaver was sworn in shortly before noon Monday as mayor of the consolidated Augusta-Richmond County government.

Certification no guarantee of excellence
Although all 50 states invest in National Board Certified Teachers, what that means for improving the quality of a state's education is unclear.

Georgia ethics committee members nominated
ATLANTA - Can politicians police themselves on matters of ethics? Georgia voters will soon find out.

Aid will allow sick toddler to receive Christmas gifts
A single mom depending on her adult daughter to help pay household bills won't be able to give her toddler child a happy holiday unless she receives extra help.

Across the area
A 59-year-old Aiken man was arrested during the weekend and charged with five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor in the second degree.

Bill would mandate vote on juvenile court judges
When state legislators return to business this winter, a bill calling for juvenile court judges to be elected awaits them.

Empty Stocking: Accident threatens Christmas
A Windsor woman who was run over by a car and is unable to work will not be able to give her three daughters a happy holiday without assistance.

Archers take aim at county for tournament
Bass fishing tournaments aren't the only events headed to Columbia County's Wildwood Park these days.

Auditors say Aiken underwent good fiscal year
AIKEN - The city got a clean bill of financial health in its audit for fiscal year 2004-05, according to a city memorandum.

Five questions with John Oxendine
John Oxendine is Georgia's insurance safety fire commissioner. He recently was in Augusta to help spread the word about safe use of space heaters.

Mayor is sworn in

Detecting bird flu is top job for poultry lab
OAKWOOD, Ga. - If bird flu were to strike Georgia, word would probably come from the Department of Agriculture's Poultry Diagnostic Laboratory in Hall County.

Mayor-elect holds prayer breakfast
Just a few hours before he's set to be sworn in as mayor, Deke Copenhaver held the first of what he says will be many regular prayer breakfasts at churches around the area.

State weighs whether to end property taxes
COLUMBIA - What South Carolinians want versus who's going to write the check. That, in essence, is the property tax debate.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A day after the second anniversary of a deadly shooting in Abbeville County left two law officers dead, Greenwood deputies arrested a Ninety Six man who was apparently threatening to shoot police who came on property involved in a dispute.

Empty Stocking donations
Previously acknowledged $55,242.16

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Logan Bryce Nelson, 14 months, of Martinez.

New mayor takes office today
Once he takes office, one of the first issues Augusta's new mayor said he intends to address is racial reconciliation.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Mayor is sworn in
Asking for help and prayers, Deke Copenhaver was sworn in shortly before noon Monday as mayor of the consolidated Augusta-Richmond County government.

The week ahead
Mrs. Claus will read holiday books to children at 4 p.m. at H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken. She will give a book to every child. The event is free. Call (803) 642-7631 for more information.

Nerf war is, like, heck
With a red bandanna tied Rambo-style around his forehead, Jason Carraway was spread eagle on the dirty, gray carpet of the Patriots Park press box.

Across the area
A 19-year-old Thomson man died late Saturday when the car he was riding in left the road and flipped over into the woods in McDuffie County, according to authorities.

Area forms evacuee services
From low-cost child care during the holidays to support groups for adults and children, help is on the way for Hurricane Katrina victims who have resettled in the Garden City.

Across Georgia
FORSYTH - Hundreds of people paid tribute during a memorial service to Sgt. Philip Allan Dodson Jr., who died this month in Iraq in a vehicle accident.

Archers take aim at county for tournament
Bass fishing tournaments aren't the only events headed to Columbia County's Wildwood Park these days.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A day after the second anniversary of a deadly shooting in Abbeville County left two law officers dead, Greenwood deputies arrested a Ninety Six man who was apparently threatening to shoot police who came on property involved in a dispute.

Aid will allow sick toddler to receive Christmas gifts
A single mom depending on her adult daughter to help pay household bills won't be able to give her toddler child a happy holiday unless she receives extra help.

Across the southeast
FLEMINGSBURG, KY. - Police got a surprise when they stopped a van after a hit-and-run crash on Kentucky's Mountain Parkway: A 7-year-old boy was at the wheel, sitting on his father's lap.

Empty Stocking donations
Previously acknowledged $55,242.16

Bill would mandate vote on juvenile court judges

Certification no guarantee of excellence
Although all 50 states invest in National Board Certified Teachers, what that means for improving the quality of a state's education is unclear.

Archers take aim at county for tournament

Armed robbery suspect arrested

Certification no guarantee of excellence

Enterprise Mill to be sold to Savannah company
A Savannah-based real estate firm has agreed to purchase the Enterprise Mill, according to a letter sent to tenants Monday by owner Clay Boardman.

Detecting bird flu is top job for poultry lab

Seniors seeking drug-plan help
The calls never seem to stop for Cindy Pruitt at the CSRA Regional Development Center Area Agency on Aging.

Helper has looks, heart of true Santa

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Porsha Ciera Mills, 7, of Augusta.

Five questions with John Oxendine

Across the area
A 59-year-old Aiken man was arrested during the weekend and charged with five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor in the second degree.

The week ahead

New mayor takes office today

Auditors say Aiken underwent good fiscal year

Seeking the man's point of view? Look no further
Did you ever notice that advice columns are always written by women? Why is that? Since time began, the Abbys and Anns of the world have been telling all of us what to do while knowing only half their topic.

Seeking the man's point of view? Look no further
Did you ever notice that advice columns are always written by women? Why is that? Since time began, the Abbys and Anns of the world have been telling all of us what to do while knowing only half their topic.

'Squid and the Whale' is NY Film Critics Online top film
NEW YORK - "The Squid and the Whale," a dark comedy about the way divorce changes the members of a literary family, was chosen as the year's best picture Sunday by the New York Film Critics Online.

'Munich' and 'Syriana' among AFI's 10 best films of '05

Naomi Watts ascends to towering heights in 'King Kong'
NEW YORK - One is a three-hour, $200 million-plus combination of digital effects, yearlong hype and the largest of monkeys. The other is a frantic $30,000 production depicting an actress desperate for cardboard-thin parts in the B-est of movies.

'Munich' and 'Syriana' among AFI's 10 best films of '05
LOS ANGELES - Steven Spielberg's "Munich," which centers on the aftermath of the killings of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics, and the oil-industry thriller "Syriana" were named Sunday among the American Film Institute's 10 best movies of 2005.

'Brokeback Mountain' wins LA critics best film award

'Brokeback Mountain' wins LA critics best film award
LOS ANGELES - "Brokeback Mountain," a gay Western about two ranch hands who share a summer of love and then conceal their ongoing affair, was picked as 2005's best film by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the group announced Saturday.

Special Olympics collaborate with Farrelly brothers
LOS ANGELES - The filmmaking Farrellys, known for their gleeful bad taste in irreverent comedies such as "There's Something About Mary," are taking on the Special Olympics. Johnny Knoxville of "Jackass" fame is the star.

'Munich' and 'Syriana' among AFI's 10 best films of '05
LOS ANGELES - Steven Spielberg's "Munich," which centers on the aftermath of the killings of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics, and the oil-industry thriller "Syriana" were named Sunday among the American Film Institute's 10 best movies of 2005.

'Narnia' turns fantasy into hard cash with $67.1 million
LOS ANGELES - Another fantasy world has joined Hollywood's instant-blockbuster club.

'Squid and the Whale' is NY Film Critics Online top film
NEW YORK - "The Squid and the Whale," a dark comedy about the way divorce changes the members of a literary family, was chosen as the year's best picture Sunday by the New York Film Critics Online.

'Squid and the Whale' is NY Film Critics Online top film

Special Olympics collaborate with Farrelly brothers
LOS ANGELES - The filmmaking Farrellys, known for their gleeful bad taste in irreverent comedies such as "There's Something About Mary," are taking on the Special Olympics. Johnny Knoxville of "Jackass" fame is the star.

'Narnia' turns fantasy into hard cash with $67.1 million

Naomi Watts ascends to towering heights in 'King Kong'

'Brokeback Mountain' wins LA critics best film award
LOS ANGELES - "Brokeback Mountain," a gay Western about two ranch hands who share a summer of love and then conceal their ongoing affair, was picked as 2005's best film by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the group announced Saturday.

'Narnia' turns fantasy into hard cash with $67.1 million
LOS ANGELES - Another fantasy world has joined Hollywood's instant-blockbuster club.

Naomi Watts ascends to towering heights in 'King Kong'
NEW YORK - One is a three-hour, $200 million-plus combination of digital effects, yearlong hype and the largest of monkeys. The other is a frantic $30,000 production depicting an actress desperate for cardboard-thin parts in the B-est of movies.

Special Olympics collaborate with Farrelly brothers

Lohan gets introspective on follow-up album

Big artists headline MTV's New Year's Eve party
NEW YORK - MTV's annual New Year's Eve party from Times Square will feature musical performances by Kanye West, Adam Levine, Shakira and Fall Out Boy, the network announced on Monday.

Big artists headline MTV's New Year's Eve party
NEW YORK - MTV's annual New Year's Eve party from Times Square will feature musical performances by Kanye West, Adam Levine, Shakira and Fall Out Boy, the network announced on Monday.

Big artists headline MTV's New Year's Eve party

Q&A: Jeff Tweedy on making - and stealing - music

Q&A: Jeff Tweedy on making - and stealing - music
NEW YORK - Shutting down file-sharing is like closing a library.

Lohan gets introspective on follow-up album
NEW YORK - When teen actress Lindsay Lohan decided to become known as teen singer Lindsay Lohan, she followed a tried-and-true formula for the under 21-pop set: an album dominated by upbeat, danceable songs that catered to a youthful demographic.

Lohan gets introspective on follow-up album
NEW YORK - When teen actress Lindsay Lohan decided to become known as teen singer Lindsay Lohan, she followed a tried-and-true formula for the under 21-pop set: an album dominated by upbeat, danceable songs that catered to a youthful demographic.

Q&A: Jeff Tweedy on making - and stealing - music
NEW YORK - Shutting down file-sharing is like closing a library.

Riley replaces Van Gundy as Heat coach
MIAMI - Pat Riley and Stan Van Gundy walked off the dais together Monday, then went in opposite directions.

Walsh: Pacers will seek trade for Artest
INDIANAPOLIS - Ron Artest wants to be traded, and the Indiana Pacers will try to accommodate their unhappy star.

O'Neal makes return to court

Walsh: Pacers will seek trade for Artest

Riley replaces Van Gundy as Heat coach
MIAMI - Pat Riley and Stan Van Gundy walked off the dais together Monday, then went in opposite directions.

Riley replaces Van Gundy as Heat coach

Walsh: Pacers will seek trade for Artest
INDIANAPOLIS - Ron Artest wants to be traded, and the Indiana Pacers will try to accommodate their unhappy star.

O'Neal makes return to court
MIAMI - Shaquille O'Neal came off the bench Sunday night for the Miami Heat in his first action since a sprained right ankle sidelined him on Nov. 3.

O'Neal makes return to court
MIAMI - Shaquille O'Neal came off the bench Sunday night for the Miami Heat in his first action since a sprained right ankle sidelined him on Nov. 3.

Duke still No. 1, Houston in Top 25
Duke's runaway win over Texas kept the Blue Devils a runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press' men's college basketball poll on Monday.

Duke still No. 1, Houston in Top 25
Duke's runaway win over Texas kept the Blue Devils a runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press' men's college basketball poll on Monday.

Paralyzed teen meets star quarterback he says changed his life

Saints-Falcons rivalry as strong as ever

Tampa Bay defeats Carolina

Five more teams can clinch playoff berths

Falcons' defense grows younger through season

Panthers' loss to Bucs shows how quickly things can change

Falcons, Vick sail past Saints

Mrs. Amanda M. Anderson    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. David Smith    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mrs. Maybelle Mundy    (SALLEY, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Dr. Daniel B. Sullivan
Augusta has lost a great contributor to its medical community, friends and family said Monday.

Mrs. Daisy Cofer Davis    (CHICAGO, Ill.)

Featured obituary: Dr. Daniel B. Sullivan
Augusta has lost a great contributor to its medical community, friends and family said Monday.

Mrs. Ann Joyner McKnight    (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Benjamin "Ben" Price    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Blount    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Bell Dunn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva McClure    (PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL.)

Mrs. Bessie Mae Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Faith Ashley McBride    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ann Joyner McKnight    (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Rev. Sumter LaVaughn (Vaughn) Foster    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Essie Cheatham    (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mrs. Geneva "Gen" McClure    (PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL.)

Rev. Levi White, Sr.    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Balous Edward 'Pete' Long    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Sumter LaVaughn (Vaughn) Foster    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Leslie James Chester    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Joan B. Williams    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Stephen J. Nachman    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva "Gen" McClure    (PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL.)

Mrs. Vanecia Fleenor    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Irvin F. Rice    (GROVETOWN , Ga.)

Mrs. Nannie R. Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joe L. Grant    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Jessie Roberts    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Michel G. Frye    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Leola E. Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harry Fong    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Levi White, Sr.    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Theresa O. Rozier     (NEW ORLEANS, La.)

Mr. Robert B. Lewis    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Beatrice Williams    (STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.)

Mrs. Doris Shoup    (GROVETOWN , Ga.)

Mr. Stephen J. "Steve" Nachman    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Mae Hamilton    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Toole    (MONROE, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Summers    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. William Swancy, Jr.    (SPARTANBURG, S.C.)

Mr. Benjamin "Ben" Price    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Vanecia Fleenor    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Booker    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Frank R. Dimorier    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Roundtree    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Coleman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Faith Ashley McBride    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Daisy Cofer Davis    (CHICAGO, Ill.)

Mr. Alton Lowe Norris    (DOT SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Childers    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Frank R. Dimorier    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Opal G. Brown    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Opal G. Brown    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. William Swancy, Jr.    (SPARTANBURG, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Booker    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Toole    (MONROE, Ga.)

Mrs. Marsha Elizabeth Metts Holman    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Beatrice Williams    (STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.)

Mrs. Vanecia Fleenor    (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Joan B. Williams    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Alton Lowe Norris    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Yonce    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Theresa O. Rozier     (NEW ORLEANS, La.)

Mrs. Mary Young    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Christopher Ryan Rowell    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Elizabeth Starks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Essie Cheatham    (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mr. David Smith    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mr. Robert B. Lewis    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Christopher Rowell    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Stephen J. "Steve" Nachman    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Roundtree    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Irvin F. Rice    (GROVETOWN , Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie K. Ross    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mr. Hugh Burrel "Mac" McRae    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille Meeks Crook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lon Michael Duncan     (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Doris Shoup    (GROVETOWN , Ga.)

Dr. Daniel B. Sullivan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hugh Burrel "Mac" McRae    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leslie James Chester    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maybelle Mundy    (SALLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence Turner    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Dr. Daniel B. Sullivan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Young    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Lon Michael Duncan     (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Bell Dunn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Balous Edward 'Pete' Long    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Elizabeth Starks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leslie James Chester    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stephen J. Nachman    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Summers    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Christopher Rowell    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence E. Shell     (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie K. Ross    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mr. Christopher Ryan Rowell    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Matthew Kirk    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Faith Ashley McBride    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Geneva McClure    (PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL.)

Mrs. Bessie Mae Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Blount    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Matthew Kirk    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. William Swancy, Jr.    (SPARTANBURG, S.C.)

Mr. Joe L. Grant    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Clark    (WARNER ROBINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Mae Hamilton    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Leola E. Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alton Lowe Norris    (DOT SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence E. Shell     (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Leslie James Chester    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alton Lowe Norris    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michel G. Frye    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Jessie Ross    (NEW YORK)

Mr. Harry Fong    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Amanda M. Anderson    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Charlie Coleman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Stevens Harveston    (THE VILLAGES, FL.)

Mr. Gene Childers    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Vanecia Fleenor    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Booker    (EVANS, Ga.)

Rodney G. Richardson    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Dr. Daniel B. Sullivan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie Ross    (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Zell Rabun Hutto    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michel G. Frye    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William Everett Yonce    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Marsha Elizabeth Metts Holman    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Michel G. Frye    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William Everett Yonce    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Rodney G. Richardson    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Faith Ashley McBride    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Edward Stevens Harveston    (THE VILLAGES, FL.)

Mrs. Zell Rabun Hutto    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie Ross    (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Ruth Booker    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence E. Shell     (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Dr. Daniel B. Sullivan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Clark    (WARNER ROBINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Nannie R. Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille Meeks Crook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michel G. Frye (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Nannie R. Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Theresa O. Rozier (NEW ORLEANS, La.)

Mrs. Bessie Mae Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Joyner McKnight (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Christopher Rowell (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva McClure (PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL.)

Mr. Benjamin "Ben" Price (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Stevens Harveston (THE VILLAGES, FL.)

Mr. William Swancy, Jr. (SPARTANBURG, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence Turner (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Frank R. Dimorier (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Balous Edward 'Pete' Long (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Cofer Davis (CHICAGO, Ill.)

Mrs. Jessie Ross (NEW YORK)

Featured obituary: Dr. Daniel B. Sullivan

Mr. Hugh Burrel "Mac" McRae (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Yonce (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Clark (WARNER ROBINS, Ga.)

Mr. Leslie James Chester (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruth Booker (EVANS, Ga.)

Faith Ashley McBride (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Lucille Meeks Crook (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marsha Elizabeth Metts Holman (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Alton Lowe Norris (DOT SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Essie Cheatham (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mr. Stephen J. Nachman (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva "Gen" McClure (PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL.)

Mrs. Jessie K. Ross (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Rev. Sumter LaVaughn (Vaughn) Foster (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. David Smith (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Ms. Joan B. Williams (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Faith Ashley McBride (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Bell Dunn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Toole (MONROE, Ga.)

Rodney G. Richardson (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Dr. Daniel B. Sullivan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Christopher Ryan Rowell (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Harry Fong (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie Roberts (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Roundtree (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Everett Yonce (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Gene Childers (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James E. Summers (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Blount (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Lon Michael Duncan (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Matthew Kirk (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence E. Shell (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Opal G. Brown (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Booker (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Young (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Shoup (GROVETOWN , Ga.)

Ms. Elizabeth Starks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Daniel B. Sullivan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Mae Hamilton (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Irvin F. Rice (GROVETOWN , Ga.)

Mr. Joe L. Grant (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Stephen J. "Steve" Nachman (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Zell Rabun Hutto (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leslie James Chester (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maybelle Mundy (SALLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Alton Lowe Norris (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert B. Lewis (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Rev. Levi White, Sr. (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Vanecia Fleenor (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Vanecia Fleenor (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Michel G. Frye (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Beatrice Williams (STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.)

Mr. Charlie Coleman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Amanda M. Anderson (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Overtime

Overtime

Promoter: Williamses' father claimed authority to make deals

Overtime
In Fort Worth, Texas, Tommy Marvin guided Highbrow Supercat to a victory in the open division finals of the National Cutting Horse Association's World Championship Futurity.

Promoter: Williamses' father claimed authority to make deals
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A woman who wanted to promote a "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match in 2001 starring Venus and Serena Williams testified Monday that their father claimed repeatedly he had full authority to negotiate the proposed event.

Promoter: Williamses' father claimed authority to make deals
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A woman who wanted to promote a "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match in 2001 starring Venus and Serena Williams testified Monday that their father claimed repeatedly he had full authority to negotiate the proposed event.

Overtime
Augusta Boxing Club's Roman Pulley defeated Rondarris Hun- ter by decision to advance to the Regional Silver Gloves Championships in January.

Overtime
In Fort Worth, Texas, Tommy Marvin guided Highbrow Supercat to a victory in the open division finals of the National Cutting Horse Association's World Championship Futurity.

Overtime
Augusta Boxing Club's Roman Pulley defeated Rondarris Hun- ter by decision to advance to the Regional Silver Gloves Championships in January.

Curry, Pink lead in Wildcats' win
Junior forward Dustin Curry led the charge for Westminster on Monday night in a 64-57 win over crosstown rival Augusta Christian.

Curry, Pink lead in Wildcats' win
Junior forward Dustin Curry led the charge for Westminster on Monday night in a 64-57 win over crosstown rival Augusta Christian.

Falcons' defense grows younger through season
ATLANTA - This was not Jim Mora's plan for a playoff caliber defense.

Tampa Bay defeats Carolina
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tired of getting beaten over and over again by a bitter rival, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did everything possible to end the streak.

Falcons, Vick sail past Saints
ATLANTA -The Falcons let Michael Vick be Michael Vick, and the elusive quarterback resuscitated their playoff hopes.

Falcons' defense grows younger through season
ATLANTA - This was not Jim Mora's plan for a playoff caliber defense.

Five more teams can clinch playoff berths
NEW YORK - New England, Cincinnati, Denver, Jacksonville and Chicago all can clinch postseason berths next weekend, joining Indianapolis and Seattle to give the NFL seven of its 12 playoff teams with two weeks left in the regular season.

Panthers' loss to Bucs shows how quickly things can change
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After watching his team blow first place in the NFC South and the inside track to a first-round playoff bye, Carolina Panthers coach John Fox had an opportunity Monday to deviate from his usual pessimism.

Tampa Bay defeats Carolina
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tired of getting beaten over and over again by a bitter rival, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did everything possible to end the streak.

Five more teams can clinch playoff berths
NEW YORK - New England, Cincinnati, Denver, Jacksonville and Chicago all can clinch postseason berths next weekend, joining Indianapolis and Seattle to give the NFL seven of its 12 playoff teams with two weeks left in the regular season.

Paralyzed teen meets star quarterback he says changed his life
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - As his brother neatly arranged the short braids peeking below an Atlanta Falcons cap, 17-year-old Kenny Gibson sat in his wheelchair, nervously chewing gum as he stared across the field at the man whose phone call turned around his life.

Paralyzed teen meets star quarterback he says changed his life
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - As his brother neatly arranged the short braids peeking below an Atlanta Falcons cap, 17-year-old Kenny Gibson sat in his wheelchair, nervously chewing gum as he stared across the field at the man whose phone call turned around his life.

Saints-Falcons rivalry as strong as ever
ATLANTA - Poor records never have cooled the Saints-Falcons rivalry, so New Orleans receiver Joe Horn warns Atlanta's players not to expect anything but the normal intensity Monday night.

Falcons, Vick sail past Saints
ATLANTA -The Falcons let Michael Vick be Michael Vick, and the elusive quarterback resuscitated their playoff hopes.

Panthers' loss to Bucs shows how quickly things can change
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After watching his team blow first place in the NFC South and the inside track to a first-round playoff bye, Carolina Panthers coach John Fox had an opportunity Monday to deviate from his usual pessimism.

Saints-Falcons rivalry as strong as ever
ATLANTA - Poor records never have cooled the Saints-Falcons rivalry, so New Orleans receiver Joe Horn warns Atlanta's players not to expect anything but the normal intensity Monday night.

Mormon choir prepares for renowned series
SALT LAKE CITY - There's just one thing that could ruin David Gehris' Christmas season: Being singled out on stage as a member of the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Mormon choir prepares for renowned series
SALT LAKE CITY - There's just one thing that could ruin David Gehris' Christmas season: Being singled out on stage as a member of the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Pope: Christmas polluted by consumerism
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday that Christmas festivities have been polluted by consumerism and suggested that assembling the Nativity scene in the home is an effective way of teaching the faith to children.

Pope: Christmas polluted by consumerism
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday that Christmas festivities have been polluted by consumerism and suggested that assembling the Nativity scene in the home is an effective way of teaching the faith to children.

ABC says West Coast will no longer have "stale news" in the evening

ABC says West Coast will no longer have "stale news" in the evening
NEW YORK - In an age when stories spread instantly, ABC News executive Jon Banner says the idea of airing a daily newscast on the West Coast that is three hours old "is kind of an insult."

They're teaching science up on TV's planet Zula
LOS ANGELES - "Way, way up where the planets do the hula - spin and shout until you find yourself on Zula."

Comcast, Time Warner to offer family friendly channels

They're teaching science up on TV's planet Zula

Danni Boatwright wins 'Survivor: Guatemala'

ABC says West Coast will no longer have "stale news" in the evening
NEW YORK - In an age when stories spread instantly, ABC News executive Jon Banner says the idea of airing a daily newscast on the West Coast that is three hours old "is kind of an insult."

Comcast, Time Warner to offer family friendly channels
WASHINGTON - Under pressure from the government, the nation's two largest cable companies plan to offer packages of family friendly channels to give parents a new way to shield children from sex, rough language and violence.

They're teaching science up on TV's planet Zula
LOS ANGELES - "Way, way up where the planets do the hula - spin and shout until you find yourself on Zula."

Danni Boatwright wins 'Survivor: Guatemala'
LOS ANGELES - It came down to 30-year-old sports radio host Danni Boatwright and 25-year-old "Survivor" veteran Stephenie LaGrossa in Sunday night's "Survivor: Guatemala, The Maya Empire" finale.

Danni Boatwright wins 'Survivor: Guatemala'
LOS ANGELES - It came down to 30-year-old sports radio host Danni Boatwright and 25-year-old "Survivor" veteran Stephenie LaGrossa in Sunday night's "Survivor: Guatemala, The Maya Empire" finale.

Comcast, Time Warner to offer family friendly channels
WASHINGTON - Under pressure from the government, the nation's two largest cable companies plan to offer packages of family friendly channels to give parents a new way to shield children from sex, rough language and violence.

Joss Stone named world's best celebrity dog owner in online poll

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Richard Pryor was more than important, he was funny

Humphrey named SEC's top freshman for second week
ATHENS, Ga. - For the second time in three weeks, Georgia guard Billy Humphrey was named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week Monday.

Humphrey named SEC's top freshman for second week
ATHENS, Ga. - For the second time in three weeks, Georgia guard Billy Humphrey was named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week Monday.

Humphrey named SEC's top freshman for second week

Question of the week
Q: Will you be reading any of the books that some of the latest movies are based on?

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MIDWEEK MOVIE: King Kong, the souped-up remake of the classic monster monkey tale, comes to the big screen starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black and Adrien Brody.

Let your thoughtfulness show when giving gifts to friends

Being popular isn't worth compromising personality
Jasmine Griffin could not believe she was doing this. She knew nothing about running cross country, except that all the "cool people" were on the team, and she wanted to fit in. So, she shook off her bad vibes and prepared to run.

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Katelyn Wolf (from left), Allison Sharkey, Ivy Reese, Gabriel Peters and Patrick Fields show their Crusader spirit at the Curtis Baptist High School basketball game against Cardinal Newman.

Quick hits
Going to a parade, visiting with Santa and his helpers or taking part in a family gathering? Xtreme wants to run your holiday pictures.

Take a deep breath - it's exam time
December usually brings one thing to pupils' minds - Christmas. We think of all the wonderful gifts we will receive and the priceless two weeks away from school.

Question of the week

Being popular isn't worth compromising personality
Jasmine Griffin could not believe she was doing this. She knew nothing about running cross country, except that all the "cool people" were on the team, and she wanted to fit in. So, she shook off her bad vibes and prepared to run.

Quick hits
Going to a parade, visiting with Santa and his helpers or taking part in a family gathering? Xtreme wants to run your holiday pictures.

Newest game systems are worth their hype
While some might be dreaming of new cars or new clothes, the real must-haves this holiday season are the next generation of video-game machines.

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Katelyn Wolf (from left), Allison Sharkey, Ivy Reese, Gabriel Peters and Patrick Fields show their Crusader spirit at the Curtis Baptist High School basketball game against Cardinal Newman.

Newest game systems are worth their hype
While some might be dreaming of new cars or new clothes, the real must-haves this holiday season are the next generation of video-game machines.

Quick hits

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Being popular isn't worth compromising personality

Let your thoughtfulness show when giving gifts to friends
For many teenagers, the holiday season can create a lot of stress over how to handle giving and receiving gifts. How do you pick out a gift, and what is the proper way to give it?

Girl doesn't have to wait on neglectful boyfriend
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My boyfriend is 16 and he's locked up. He gets to come home on certain holidays or if he wants to come home for the weekend. Every time he comes home, he's never (at) home. When I went to his house for Thanksgiving I saw a girl hanging around him. Is it me, or am I being self-conscious (to think) that he's cheating on me?

Take a deep breath - it's exam time
December usually brings one thing to pupils' minds - Christmas. We think of all the wonderful gifts we will receive and the priceless two weeks away from school.

Let your thoughtfulness show when giving gifts to friends
For many teenagers, the holiday season can create a lot of stress over how to handle giving and receiving gifts. How do you pick out a gift, and what is the proper way to give it?

Girl doesn't have to wait on neglectful boyfriend
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My boyfriend is 16 and he's locked up. He gets to come home on certain holidays or if he wants to come home for the weekend. Every time he comes home, he's never (at) home. When I went to his house for Thanksgiving I saw a girl hanging around him. Is it me, or am I being self-conscious (to think) that he's cheating on me?

Question of the week
Q: Will you be reading any of the books that some of the latest movies are based on?

Xtreme calendar
MIDWEEK MOVIE: King Kong, the souped-up remake of the classic monster monkey tale, comes to the big screen starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black and Adrien Brody.

Newest game systems are worth their hype

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Take a deep breath - it's exam time

Girl doesn't have to wait on neglectful boyfriend

Pope: Christmas polluted by consumerism

Mormon choir prepares for renowned series