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Applause cover for Dec. 8, 2005.

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Applause cover for Dec. 8, 2005.

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Art Institute of Chicago features African ceramics
CHICAGO - There's a special exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, but don't look for the bright hues of the French impressionism for which the museum is famous; the colors of these works are the muted earth tones of African mud and clay.

Art Institute of Chicago features African ceramics

Exhibit celebrates 20 years of art from Pixar
NEW YORK - For once, kids might be dragging their parents to the museum instead of the other way around.

Painter focuses on world of simple, honest work
Rusted-out tractors, well-worn engines, hoses, pipes, gaskets, gears, bolts and twisted naked wire: Close-ups of hard-worked machinery found on industrial and constructions sites are not what most people think of when they think watercolorist.

Painter focuses on world of simple, honest work

Exhibit celebrates 20 years of art from Pixar

Painter focuses on world of simple, honest work
Rusted-out tractors, well-worn engines, hoses, pipes, gaskets, gears, bolts and twisted naked wire: Close-ups of hard-worked machinery found on industrial and constructions sites are not what most people think of when they think watercolorist.

Art Institute of Chicago features African ceramics
CHICAGO - There's a special exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, but don't look for the bright hues of the French impressionism for which the museum is famous; the colors of these works are the muted earth tones of African mud and clay.

Exhibit celebrates 20 years of art from Pixar
NEW YORK - For once, kids might be dragging their parents to the museum instead of the other way around.

Former USC Aiken pitcher signs deal with Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH - Right-handed reliever Roberto Hernandez, who attended USC Aiken, finalized his $2.75 million, one-year contract Thursday with the Pittsburgh Pirates after passing a physical.

Former USC Aiken pitcher signs deal with Pittsburgh

Twins agree to deal with Batista

Twins agree to deal with Batista
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins agreed to a one-year contract Thursday with two-time All-Star third baseman Tony Batista, filling another need in their lineup.

Yankees manager Torre carries Turin torch

Hernandez officially joins Pirates
PITTSBURGH - Right-handed reliever Roberto Hernandez finalized his $2.75 million, one-year contract Thursday with the Pittsburgh Pirates after passing a physical.

Twins agree to deal with Batista
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins agreed to a one-year contract Thursday with two-time All-Star third baseman Tony Batista, filling another need in their lineup.

Former USC Aiken pitcher signs deal with Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH - Right-handed reliever Roberto Hernandez, who attended USC Aiken, finalized his $2.75 million, one-year contract Thursday with the Pittsburgh Pirates after passing a physical.

Hernandez officially joins Pirates

Yankees manager Torre carries Turin torch
FLORENCE, Italy - Joe Torre carried the torch for the Turin Olympics on Wednesday - after clearing it with his daughter.

Yankees manager Torre carries Turin torch
FLORENCE, Italy - Joe Torre carried the torch for the Turin Olympics on Wednesday - after clearing it with his daughter.

Hernandez officially joins Pirates
PITTSBURGH - Right-handed reliever Roberto Hernandez finalized his $2.75 million, one-year contract Thursday with the Pittsburgh Pirates after passing a physical.

Hark, it's Harold, the angel

Kasten: Turner not likely to reacquire Braves
ATLANTA - Stan Kasten thinks Ted Turner isn't interested in reacquiring the Atlanta Braves from Time Warner.

Kasten: Turner not likely to reacquire Braves
ATLANTA - Stan Kasten thinks Ted Turner isn't interested in reacquiring the Atlanta Braves from Time Warner.

Kasten: Turner not likely to reacquire Braves

Business briefs
Augusta-based human resources and staffing firm MAU Inc. announced this week it has opened a regional office in Greenwood, S.C.

Mobile e-mail startup sues Microsoft, strikes deal with NTP

Business briefs

Mobile e-mail startup sues Microsoft, strikes deal with NTP
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Mobile e-mail startup Visto Corp. has sued Microsoft Corp. for allegedly infringing on three of its patents related to how information is handled between servers and handheld devices such as cellular phones.

Plan plays up Augusta's golf history

SRS in running for reactor

Plan plays up Augusta's golf history
Augusta is steeped in golf history, but visitors expecting a golfer's paradise when they step off the plane or drive into town may be disappointed.

Greenspan says world living standards rising

Coffee makers see big trend in small packages

Video-game sales slump ahead of holiday season
NEW YORK - The video-game industry saw software sales decline from 2004 levels for a third straight month in November as the launch of Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 console helped erode demand for existing titles.

Augusta bakery will add production, 80 more jobs

Greenspan says world living standards rising
WASHINGTON - The spread of free markets is driving the world's living standards higher, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Wednesday.

Video-game sales slump ahead of holiday season

Hot toys getting scarce on retailers' shelves
NEW YORK - If parents haven't gotten their hands on some of this season's hot holiday toys by now, they may have to give their children an IOU slip under the tree.

Video-game sales slump ahead of holiday season
NEW YORK - The video-game industry saw software sales decline from 2004 levels for a third straight month in November as the launch of Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 console helped erode demand for existing titles.

Augusta bakery will add production, 80 more jobs
There's a smell on Marvin Griffin Road, and it's only getting stronger.

Coffee makers see big trend in small packages
WATERBURY, Vt. - A half dozen production lines operate 12 hours a day, cutting small filters and stuffing them into tiny cups, dropping in 2 or 3 grams of coffee and sealing them before whisking them into boxes.

Home improvement store arrives in North Augusta
North Augustans don't have to leave the city limits anymore to get their home improvement warehouse fix.

Business briefs
Clear Channel radio on wednesday announced it has changed WPCH-AM (1380) to a sports-talk format affiliated with the ESPN radio network.

Mobile e-mail startup sues Microsoft, strikes deal with NTP
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Mobile e-mail startup Visto Corp. has sued Microsoft Corp. for allegedly infringing on three of its patents related to how information is handled between servers and handheld devices such as cellular phones.

Home improvement store arrives in North Augusta

Business briefs

Hot toys getting scarce on retailers' shelves

Hot toys getting scarce on retailers' shelves
NEW YORK - If parents haven't gotten their hands on some of this season's hot holiday toys by now, they may have to give their children an IOU slip under the tree.

Business briefs
Clear Channel radio on wednesday announced it has changed WPCH-AM (1380) to a sports-talk format affiliated with the ESPN radio network.

Coffee makers see big trend in small packages
WATERBURY, Vt. - A half dozen production lines operate 12 hours a day, cutting small filters and stuffing them into tiny cups, dropping in 2 or 3 grams of coffee and sealing them before whisking them into boxes.

SRS in running for reactor
A decision by two South Carolina utilities to seek federal approval to build a new nuclear power plant could create several hundred area jobs and pump more than $1 billion into the local economy.

Plan plays up Augusta's golf history
Augusta is steeped in golf history, but visitors expecting a golfer's paradise when they step off the plane or drive into town may be disappointed.

SRS in running for reactor
A decision by two South Carolina utilities to seek federal approval to build a new nuclear power plant could create several hundred area jobs and pump more than $1 billion into the local economy.

Business briefs
Augusta-based human resources and staffing firm MAU Inc. announced this week it has opened a regional office in Greenwood, S.C.

Home improvement store arrives in North Augusta
North Augustans don't have to leave the city limits anymore to get their home improvement warehouse fix.

Augusta bakery will add production, 80 more jobs
There's a smell on Marvin Griffin Road, and it's only getting stronger.

Greenspan says world living standards rising
WASHINGTON - The spread of free markets is driving the world's living standards higher, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Wednesday.

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Editorial cartoon for Friday, December 16,2005

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Editorial cartoon for Friday, December 16,2005

Tigers taking success in stride

Tigers taking success in stride
CLEMSON, S.C. - It's a common sight, the veteran basketball coach dousing his players' exuberance.

Clemson looks for redemption at Bowl
Clemson coach Tommy Bowden rushed out of the visitor's media room at Williams-Brice Stadium after his team defeated South Carolina 13-9 last month when he spied the distinctive jacket of a Champs Sports Bowl official.

Tigers taking success in stride
CLEMSON, S.C. - It's a common sight, the veteran basketball coach dousing his players' exuberance.

Clemson looks for redemption at Bowl
Clemson coach Tommy Bowden rushed out of the visitor's media room at Williams-Brice Stadium after his team defeated South Carolina 13-9 last month when he spied the distinctive jacket of a Champs Sports Bowl official.

Clemson looks for redemption at Bowl

Lions on a role early in season

Don't buy racial division
Most people in Augusta are desperate for racial unity.

A chilling scenario

Make state's rural roads safer
South Carolina will have to do more than enforce its tough new seat belt law if it expects to significantly bring down the state's horrendous traffic fatality rate - one of the worst in the nation.

Don't buy racial division
Most people in Augusta are desperate for racial unity.

Sunnis hold key to Iraq's future
Portents are looking good as Iraq prepares to take another unprecedented step on the path to a Western-style representative democracy in today's parliamentary elections. In contrast to last January - when the Sunnis, at the urging of their leaders, boycotted the election of an interim government - the leaders this time around are urging participation.

A chilling scenario
If those are sabres rattling in the Mideast, they're nuclear-tipped sabres.

Sunnis hold key to Iraq's future

Don't buy racial division

Make state's rural roads safer

Make state's rural roads safer
South Carolina will have to do more than enforce its tough new seat belt law if it expects to significantly bring down the state's horrendous traffic fatality rate - one of the worst in the nation.

A chilling scenario
If those are sabres rattling in the Mideast, they're nuclear-tipped sabres.

Sunnis hold key to Iraq's future
Portents are looking good as Iraq prepares to take another unprecedented step on the path to a Western-style representative democracy in today's parliamentary elections. In contrast to last January - when the Sunnis, at the urging of their leaders, boycotted the election of an interim government - the leaders this time around are urging participation.

Richard Pryor sent letter to sheriff before his death
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Just a week before his death, Richard Pryor and his wife sent a letter to an Indiana county sheriff expressing outrage about an animal cruelty case.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

Richard Pryor sent letter to sheriff before his death
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Just a week before his death, Richard Pryor and his wife sent a letter to an Indiana county sheriff expressing outrage about an animal cruelty case.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Britney Spears didn't release an album of new material this year, but the new mom is still No. 1 on Yahoo's annual list of the most-searched for terms on the Internet.

Fantasia allowed to leave jury in mid-deliberations
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Lawyers allowed juror Fantasia Barrino, the 2004 "American Idol" winner, to leave a case in mid-deliberations after learning the singer had to attend a benefit concert in New York.

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GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

Fantasia allowed to leave jury in mid-deliberations
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Lawyers allowed juror Fantasia Barrino, the 2004 "American Idol" winner, to leave a case in mid-deliberations after learning the singer had to attend a benefit concert in New York.

Spotted
David Wilkerson Jr. (left) and Paul Fulton attended the Augusta Christmas Fantasy Parade on Saturday night.

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to ryan.wehmeyer@augustachronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220. Listings must be received by 6 p.m. Mondays for publication in the current week.

Ex-employee sues Dave Chappelle
NEW YORK - One of Dave Chappelle's former employees says the comic asked him to be his manager for nine months beginning last year, but never paid him.

Celebrity prenups can untie knot
LOS ANGELES - No mother-in-law sleepovers. Only one football game per Sunday. Mandatory sexual positions. With celebrity marriages often shorter than Jessica Simpson's Daisy Dukes, the power of the prenuptial agreement cannot be denied.

Seasonal thoughts
It's beginning to look, and sound, a lot like Christmas.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Britney Spears didn't release an album of new material this year, but the new mom is still No. 1 on Yahoo's annual list of the most-searched for terms on the Internet.

Ex-employee sues Dave Chappelle
NEW YORK - One of Dave Chappelle's former employees says the comic asked him to be his manager for nine months beginning last year, but never paid him.

The Top Five list
The top five list in entertainment.

Xbox 360 launch titles range from intense to disappointing
If you've scored an Xbox 360, some actual games are going to be the next logical purchase.

'SOCOM, Mario Kart' among titles for handheld systems
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 subpar to Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Portable, the Nintendo DS remains a great handheld game system'

Celebrity prenups can untie knot
LOS ANGELES - No mother-in-law sleepovers. Only one football game per Sunday. Mandatory sexual positions. With celebrity marriages often shorter than Jessica Simpson's Daisy Dukes, the power of the prenuptial agreement cannot be denied.

'SOCOM, Mario Kart' among titles for handheld systems
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 subpar to Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Portable, the Nintendo DS remains a great handheld game system'

The Top Five list
The top five list in entertainment.

Xbox 360 launch titles range from intense to disappointing
If you've scored an Xbox 360, some actual games are going to be the next logical purchase.

Seasonal thoughts
It's beginning to look, and sound, a lot like Christmas.

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to ryan.wehmeyer@augustachronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220. Listings must be received by 6 p.m. Mondays for publication in the current week.

Spotted
David Wilkerson Jr. (left) and Paul Fulton attended the Augusta Christmas Fantasy Parade on Saturday night.

Financial counseling hasn't closed Hispanic wealth gap

Financial counseling hasn't closed Hispanic wealth gap
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hispanics may be the largest minority in the United States, but almost half that population - almost 20 million people - haven't opened a basic bank account, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Financial counseling hasn't closed Hispanic wealth gap
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hispanics may be the largest minority in the United States, but almost half that population - almost 20 million people - haven't opened a basic bank account, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Fishing tournament news

Diving birds giving away hiding spots of lake's bass
If you want to catch striped and hybrid bass on Thurmond Lake this time of the year, look for flocks of diving gulls and terns.

Diving birds giving away hiding spots of lake's bass
If you want to catch striped and hybrid bass on Thurmond Lake this time of the year, look for flocks of diving gulls and terns.

Diving birds giving away hiding spots of lake's bass

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.

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.

Keep garden soil at its best with compost
Compost is certainly a hot item when it comes to gardening. When you read the latest garden articles, watch your favorite gardening program on television, listen to the Saturday morning lawn and garden radio show, or talk to your extension agent, you know its use is enthusiastically touted.

Keep garden soil at its best with compost

Tropical plants aren't just for the tropics anymore

Keep garden soil at its best with compost
Compost is certainly a hot item when it comes to gardening. When you read the latest garden articles, watch your favorite gardening program on television, listen to the Saturday morning lawn and garden radio show, or talk to your extension agent, you know its use is enthusiastically touted.

Tropical plants aren't just for the tropics anymore
Magnolia trees blooming in Wisconsin? Banana palms shading porches in central Ohio? Cactus surviving Ontario winters? All true, actually. All that and more as people bend hardiness zones by growing plants in areas where they've seldom if ever been seen.

Tropical plants aren't just for the tropics anymore
Magnolia trees blooming in Wisconsin? Banana palms shading porches in central Ohio? Cactus surviving Ontario winters? All true, actually. All that and more as people bend hardiness zones by growing plants in areas where they've seldom if ever been seen.

Clark shares Open lead with Fisher
GEORGE, South Africa - Tim Clark and Ross Fischer tied a course record with 5-under-par 68s Thursday and shared the lead after the first round of the South African Open.

Organizers increase MCI Heritage purse
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - The MCI Heritage tournament has raised the total prize purse to $5.3 million for next April's PGA Tour event, organizers said Wednesday.

Organizers increase MCI Heritage purse

Clark shares Open lead with Fisher
GEORGE, South Africa - Tim Clark and Ross Fischer tied a course record with 5-under-par 68s Thursday and shared the lead after the first round of the South African Open.

Organizers increase MCI Heritage purse
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - The MCI Heritage tournament has raised the total prize purse to $5.3 million for next April's PGA Tour event, organizers said Wednesday.

Clark shares Open lead with Fisher

Therrien plans to bring change to Penguins
PITTSBURGH - Former player Eddie Olczyk was out and disciplinarian Michel Therrien was in as the Pittsburgh Penguins' coach Thursday, and a couple of minutes of practice quickly revealed the differences between the two.

Therrien plans to bring change to Penguins
PITTSBURGH - Former player Eddie Olczyk was out and disciplinarian Michel Therrien was in as the Pittsburgh Penguins' coach Thursday, and a couple of minutes of practice quickly revealed the differences between the two.

Therrien plans to bring change to Penguins

Hark, it's Harold, the angel
I have a theory. I have many of them, actually, but the one I'm considering today is why Christmas music is so popular with children.

Hark, it's Harold, the angel
I have a theory. I have many of them, actually, but the one I'm considering today is why Christmas music is so popular with children.

Justice arrives for murder victims

Actions, not words, are key to unity
Another Augusta-Richmond County election has passed, and yet again our community is divided against itself. A number of residents only seem to express optimism and hope if their particular politician wins an election. Brian Green, Augusta

Voter IDs would likely disenfranchise

Voter IDs would likely disenfranchise
Dr. Edouard Servy recently wrote that the proposed Georgia Voter ID requirement might "boost participation" at election time ("Recognize voting for what it really is: a desired privilege," Nov. 30). While I'm sorry to take issue with my old friend, his hope is mostly wishful thinking. Charles Heywood, Martinez

Justice arrives for murder victims
On Dec. 13 California put to death a murderous thug. Some say he found God while on death row and had changed his ways, but how do we know for sure? Kevin Wells, Grovetown

Voter IDs would likely disenfranchise
Dr. Edouard Servy recently wrote that the proposed Georgia Voter ID requirement might "boost participation" at election time ("Recognize voting for what it really is: a desired privilege," Nov. 30). While I'm sorry to take issue with my old friend, his hope is mostly wishful thinking. Charles Heywood, Martinez

Actions, not words, are key to unity

Justice arrives for murder victims
On Dec. 13 California put to death a murderous thug. Some say he found God while on death row and had changed his ways, but how do we know for sure? Kevin Wells, Grovetown

John Kerry's U.S. hatred is showing
U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., recently charged that American soldiers are going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night and terrorizing innocent women and children. Mr. Kerry must either provide irrefutable evidence of such behavior by our soldiers, or turn himself over to the authorities so that he can be charged and tried for treason. Keith Shafer, Augusta

John Kerry's U.S. hatred is showing
U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., recently charged that American soldiers are going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night and terrorizing innocent women and children. Mr. Kerry must either provide irrefutable evidence of such behavior by our soldiers, or turn himself over to the authorities so that he can be charged and tried for treason. Keith Shafer, Augusta

Actions, not words, are key to unity
Another Augusta-Richmond County election has passed, and yet again our community is divided against itself. A number of residents only seem to express optimism and hope if their particular politician wins an election. Brian Green, Augusta

John Kerry's U.S. hatred is showing

Neighborhoods with unhealthy air fighting back

Air Pollution: Americans in hot spots worry about kids

Study: 11 million U.S. adults not literate in English

Toy site lets parents, kids swap neglected playthings

Feeling good a matter of feeling for men, numbers for women

More people than ever gabbing while driving

Feeling good a matter of feeling for men, numbers for women
ALBANY, N.Y. - Feeling better about your body?

More people than ever gabbing while driving
WASHINGTON - More people than ever are turning their cars into personal phone booths, with a million and a half drivers gabbing on cell phones at any given time. Women and young people are the most common yakkers.

Study: 11 million U.S. adults not literate in English
WASHINGTON - An estimated one in 20 U.S. adults is not literate in English, which means 11 million people lack the skills to perform everyday tasks, a federal study shows.

Neighborhoods with unhealthy air fighting back
CAMDEN, N.J. - Lula Williams doesn't take a whiff of fresh air for granted. Not after living for nearly a quarter-century in front of a sewage treatment plant, around the corner from a factory and down the street from three scrap metal recyclers.

Air Pollution: Americans in hot spots worry about kids
The people who breathe the nation's most unhealthy factory air worry about more than just asthma and other respiratory problems. They also want to know if their daily dose of toxic pollution is slowing the academic and physical development of their children.

Neighborhoods with unhealthy air fighting back
CAMDEN, N.J. - Lula Williams doesn't take a whiff of fresh air for granted. Not after living for nearly a quarter-century in front of a sewage treatment plant, around the corner from a factory and down the street from three scrap metal recyclers.

Toy site lets parents, kids swap neglected playthings
ORLAND PARK, Ill. - Eight-year-old Jacob Maxia may know more about monster models than business models, but he knows what he likes. And a new online toy exchange that brings him giant mutant beasts in return for his unwanted playthings seems pretty darn awesome.

Study: 11 million U.S. adults not literate in English
WASHINGTON - An estimated one in 20 U.S. adults is not literate in English, which means 11 million people lack the skills to perform everyday tasks, a federal study shows.

More people than ever gabbing while driving
WASHINGTON - More people than ever are turning their cars into personal phone booths, with a million and a half drivers gabbing on cell phones at any given time. Women and young people are the most common yakkers.

Air Pollution: Americans in hot spots worry about kids
The people who breathe the nation's most unhealthy factory air worry about more than just asthma and other respiratory problems. They also want to know if their daily dose of toxic pollution is slowing the academic and physical development of their children.

Feeling good a matter of feeling for men, numbers for women
ALBANY, N.Y. - Feeling better about your body?

Toy site lets parents, kids swap neglected playthings
ORLAND PARK, Ill. - Eight-year-old Jacob Maxia may know more about monster models than business models, but he knows what he likes. And a new online toy exchange that brings him giant mutant beasts in return for his unwanted playthings seems pretty darn awesome.

Everblades pour it on early, often
As the Augusta Lynx welcomed the Florida Everblades on Wednesday night, they expected a tough battle from the second-place team in the division.

Everblades pour it on early, often

Everblades pour it on early, often
As the Augusta Lynx welcomed the Florida Everblades on Wednesday night, they expected a tough battle from the second-place team in the division.

OSHA investigates cause of tire blast
An investigator from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is attempting to determine the cause of an accident that left one employee severely injured at an Evans commercial equipment sales and service company Tuesday.

Kid of the Day
Matthew Ebenroth, of North Augusta, is today's Kid of the Day.

Doctors predict financial disaster
Cuts in Medicare payments to physicians could cost Georgia more than $1 billion over five years and force physicians to stop seeing elderly patients, the nation's largest doctors group said. Augusta's congressional representatives, however, said they are working on a solution.

Cut in jailed juveniles sought

Leader seeks full per-pupil funding

Kellogg bringing 80 jobs to town
Kellogg Co. is bringing new cookies and new jobs to Augusta.

Katrina victims leaving hotels rooms for houses
COLUMBIA - Evacuees from Hurricane Katrina now living in Richland and Lexington counties soon will be able to occupy rent-free houses and apartments, at least through the end of February.

Walker reports to prison
Former state Sen. Charles Walker has turned himself in to the federal Bureau of Prisons.

County attempts to calm teachers

Transplant recipient's bills hinder gift giving

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

School officials make requests
Local school officials met with state legislators to lobby for money and legislative support before the General Assembly reconvenes.

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

Passenger dies in one-car crash

Lawyers bill state $16 million in fees

Empty stocking fund donations
Previously acknowledged $65,440.16

Empty stocking fund donations

Kid of the Day
Matthew Ebenroth, of North Augusta, is today's Kid of the Day.

Mapping out a merger

Wintry woes won't stop the work
Columbia County sheriff's Deputies Nathan Jones and Mark Benson know the tricks of the trade to keep warm while patrolling Bobby Jones Expressway and Washington Road.

Katrina victims leaving hotels rooms for houses

Empty stocking fund donations
Previously acknowledged $65,440.16

Walker begins term in prison

Across South Carolina

30-year term is given in drive-by

Concert will feature Christian performer

Across Georgia

Across the area
A man caught peeping under a woman's bathroom stall by a police officer's wife pleaded guilty Wednesday.

School officials make requests

School officials meet with legislators

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

Wintry woes won't stop the work

Area gets another shot at flu vaccines

County attempts to calm teachers
Amid concerns of special education teachers no longer being able to teach or fleeing the county, Richmond County officials are saying to stay calm.

Governor asks rival to support re-election

Concert will feature Christian performer
A well-known contemporary Christian recording artist will help ring in the holiday season with a public concert sponsored by Augusta Christian Schools. Steve Green, who will put on his fifth concert in the Augusta area, will perform at West Acres Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Men rob south Augusta restaurant

Williams blasts agenda items
Mayor Pro Tem Marion Williams and other black leaders spoke out Wednesday against Augusta Commission member Andy Cheek's proposals to appoint a fire chief and change local government rules at next week's commission meeting.

Across the area

Bus drivers sue school board
Bus drivers carried through with their threat and filed suit Tuesday against the Richmond County Board of Education , alleging discriminatory treatment for being members of a union.

Kid of the Day

Doctors predict financial disaster
Cuts in Medicare payments to physicians could cost Georgia more than $1 billion over five years and force physicians to stop seeing elderly patients, the nation's largest doctors group said. Augusta's congressional representatives, however, said they are working on a solution.

Freezing rain, ice leads to power outages, death

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - A self-appointed watchdog has sued the Greenville County Council over the way it purchased two ambulances.

Hospital's staff will get bonuses

Williams blasts agenda items
Mayor Pro Tem Marion Williams and other black leaders spoke out Wednesday against Augusta Commission member Andy Cheek's proposals to appoint a fire chief and change local government rules at next week's commission meeting.

News you can use

The work begins

Sex offenses bill modified

National Hills renovation on hold
An Atlanta-based real estate company proposing to redevelop National Hills shopping center into a mixed-use development with a 17-story, upscale condominium complex has temporarily withdrawn its request for a county zoning variance.

Across South Carolina

Girl, 7, leaves Lynx game with $10,000 scholarship
With tears in her eyes as she looked at her daughter, Leigh Field said Cori's father must have been looking down from heaven Wednesday night.

Thyroid cancer keeps mother of 3 out of work

Anti-war activists petition Norwood
A political action group offered congressman Charlie Norwood 413 signatures Wednesday on petitions asking that Congress devise a firm exit strategy from Iraq that includes a timeline.

Across Georgia
Location for bus stop to be selected soon

Trio convicted in '69 race riot homicides die
HARRISBURG, Pa. - It took more than 30 years to bring three men to justice in the murder of a policeman during York's race riots in 1969.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - South Carolina natural gas customers will be charged more for their heat this month, the state utility company announced Wednesday.

Kid of the Day

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A man accused of selling a MARTA token to a passenger who was having trouble with a token machine must stand trial for the incident.

Across the area
A man accused of trying to rape a teenage boy received a seven-year prison sentence Thursday.

Doctors predict financial disaster

Governor asks rival to support re-election
ATLANTA - Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor received a letter with an unusual fundraising request: Gov. Sonny Perdue needed his help to defeat Mark Taylor.

Girl, 7, leaves Lynx game with $10,000 scholarship

Lawyers bill state $16 million in fees
ATLANTA - Lawyers who sued the state to force a reform of the child welfare system are now asking taxpayers for $16 million in attorneys' fees and expenses.

Thyroid cancer keeps mother of 3 out of work
A single mother sick with thyroid cancer can't pay her bills and won't be able to give her children Christmas gifts this year unless she receives some holiday help.

Katrina victims leaving hotels rooms for houses
COLUMBIA - Evacuees from Hurricane Katrina now living in Richland and Lexington counties soon will be able to occupy rent-free houses and apartments, at least through the end of February.

Chancellor gets set for Georgia

30-year term is given in drive-by
ATHENS, Ga. - An Athens man was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for his role in a 2004 drive-by shooting that injured three people outside an apartment complex where residents were celebrating a girl's 15th birthday.

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Girl, 7, leaves Lynx game with $10,000 scholarship
With tears in her eyes as she looked at her daughter, Leigh Field said Cori's father must have been looking down from heaven Wednesday night.

Kid of the Day
Emily Ann Nicholson, of Augusta, is today's kid of the day.

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Wintry woes won't stop the work
Columbia County sheriff's Deputies Nathan Jones and Mark Benson know the tricks of the trade to keep warm while patrolling Bobby Jones Expressway and Washington Road.

Leader seeks full per-pupil funding
COLUMBIA - When the state underfunds education, it's the everyday things that get harder, Bluffton Elementary School Principal Kathleen Corley said.

Anti-war activists petition Norwood
A political action group offered congressman Charlie Norwood 413 signatures Wednesday on petitions asking that Congress devise a firm exit strategy from Iraq that includes a timeline.

School officials make requests
Local school officials met with state legislators to lobby for money and legislative support before the General Assembly reconvenes.

Trio convicted in '69 race riot homicides die
HARRISBURG, Pa. - It took more than 30 years to bring three men to justice in the murder of a policeman during York's race riots in 1969.

Sex offenses bill modified
ATLANTA - In trying to craft harsher laws for sex offenders in Georgia, House Majority Leader Jerry Keen has tweaked parts of his original proposal, but the heart of the bill remains intact and ready to be introduced when the Legislature convenes.

Evolution disclaimer appeal goes to trial
ATLANTA - Nearly a year after schools in a suburban Atlanta county were ordered to peel off textbook stickers that called evolution a theory, not a fact, a panel of federal appeals judges is set to reconsider whether the disclaimers were unconstitutional.

Empty stocking fund donations
Previously acknowledged $73,718.16

Chancellor gets set for Georgia
ATLANTA - It was the question Erroll Davis had to know was coming.

Thyroid cancer keeps mother of 3 out of work
A single mother sick with thyroid cancer can't pay her bills and won't be able to give her children Christmas gifts this year unless she receives some holiday help.

Bus drivers sue school board

Freezing rain, ice leads to power outages, death
COLUMBIA - A blast of freezing rain and ice across Georgia and the Carolinas on Thursday closed schools, snarled traffic and caused power outages to more than 450,000 customers. At least one death was blamed on the storm when an ice-laden tree crashed through a man's house.

The work begins
Hasan is sworn in as Richmond County Board of Education member for District 9 by Richmond County Probate Judge Isaac Jolles at the school board central offices on December 14, 2005.

Hospital's staff will get bonuses
Winding up an eventful year, University Hospital is looking to reward its employees.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A man accused of selling a MARTA token to a passenger who was having trouble with a token machine must stand trial for the incident.

Men rob south Augusta restaurant
Police were called to investigate an armed robbery Thursday night at a south Augusta fast-food eatery.

Two arrested in home invasion homicide
Richmond County sheriff's investigators have charged two men with murder in the home invasion death of Melvin Dorsey on Oct. 27 and are searching for another, officials said Friday night.

Cut in jailed juveniles sought
Juvenile Justice Commissioner Albert Murray is asking state lawmakers for help in getting two bills passed during the upcoming legislative session that would mean fewer children behind bars in Georgia.

Across the area
A man caught peeping under a woman's bathroom stall by a police officer's wife pleaded guilty Wednesday.

Mapping out a merger
Right now, it would rank No. 7. But by the 2010 Census, if Columbia County incorporates a new city and consolidates it with the county government, officials say, that newly named entity could become the fifth largest city in Georgia.

Transplant recipient's bills hinder gift giving
A divorced mother who recently underwent a kidney transplant can't afford to give her three children a happy holiday this year without the generosity of strangers.

Walker begins term in prison
Former Sen. Charles Walker turned himself in Thursday at a federal prison in South Carolina.

OSHA investigates cause of tire blast
An investigator from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is attempting to determine the cause of an accident that left one employee severely injured at an Evans commercial equipment sales and service company Tuesday.

Area gets another shot at flu vaccines
Those wanting to get a flu shot before the holidays could be in luck today. Both Columbia County Health Department and a south Augusta pharmacy said they have supplies of flu vaccine.

Bus drivers sue school board
Bus drivers carried through with their threat and filed suit Tuesday against the Richmond County Board of Education , alleging discriminatory treatment for being members of a union.

Men rob south Augusta restaurant
Police were called to investigate an armed robbery Thursday night at a south Augusta fast-food eatery.

Transplant recipient's bills hinder gift giving
A divorced mother who recently underwent a kidney transplant can't afford to give her three children a happy holiday this year without the generosity of strangers.

Across the area
A man accused of trying to rape a teenage boy received a seven-year prison sentence Thursday.

Government seeks waste manager for SRS
AIKEN -- Management responsibilities at Savannah River Site will be divided between two private contracts after 2006, a Department of Energy official said today.

Across Georgia
Location for bus stop to be selected soon

Sex case sent to Juvenile Court
A Superior Court judge today ordered cases against two former high school football players to be heard in Juvenile Court.

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Anti-war activists petition Norwood

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - South Carolina natural gas customers will be charged more for their heat this month, the state utility company announced Wednesday.

Across the area

Kid of the Day
Emily Ann Nicholson, of Augusta, is today's kid of the day.

The work begins
Hasan is sworn in as Richmond County Board of Education member for District 9 by Richmond County Probate Judge Isaac Jolles at the school board central offices on December 14, 2005.

Leader seeks full per-pupil funding
COLUMBIA - When the state underfunds education, it's the everyday things that get harder, Bluffton Elementary School Principal Kathleen Corley said.

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Sex offenses bill modified
ATLANTA - In trying to craft harsher laws for sex offenders in Georgia, House Majority Leader Jerry Keen has tweaked parts of his original proposal, but the heart of the bill remains intact and ready to be introduced when the Legislature convenes.

Concert will feature Christian performer
A well-known contemporary Christian recording artist will help ring in the holiday season with a public concert sponsored by Augusta Christian Schools. Steve Green, who will put on his fifth concert in the Augusta area, will perform at West Acres Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Freezing rain, ice leads to power outages, death
COLUMBIA - A blast of freezing rain and ice across Georgia and the Carolinas on Thursday closed schools, snarled traffic and caused power outages to more than 450,000 customers. At least one death was blamed on the storm when an ice-laden tree crashed through a man's house.

Evolution disclaimer appeal goes to trial

Lawyers bill state $16 million in fees
ATLANTA - Lawyers who sued the state to force a reform of the child welfare system are now asking taxpayers for $16 million in attorneys' fees and expenses.

OSHA investigates cause of tire blast

Mapping out a merger
Right now, it would rank No. 7. But by the 2010 Census, if Columbia County incorporates a new city and consolidates it with the county government, officials say, that newly named entity could become the fifth largest city in Georgia.

Empty stocking fund donations

Walker begins term in prison
Former Sen. Charles Walker turned himself in Thursday at a federal prison in South Carolina.

Evolution disclaimer appeal goes to trial
ATLANTA - Nearly a year after schools in a suburban Atlanta county were ordered to peel off textbook stickers that called evolution a theory, not a fact, a panel of federal appeals judges is set to reconsider whether the disclaimers were unconstitutional.

Area gets another shot at flu vaccines
Those wanting to get a flu shot before the holidays could be in luck today. Both Columbia County Health Department and a south Augusta pharmacy said they have supplies of flu vaccine.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - A self-appointed watchdog has sued the Greenville County Council over the way it purchased two ambulances.

Governor asks rival to support re-election
ATLANTA - Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor received a letter with an unusual fundraising request: Gov. Sonny Perdue needed his help to defeat Mark Taylor.

Williams blasts agenda items

30-year term is given in drive-by
ATHENS, Ga. - An Athens man was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for his role in a 2004 drive-by shooting that injured three people outside an apartment complex where residents were celebrating a girl's 15th birthday.

Trio convicted in '69 race riot homicides die

Empty stocking fund donations
Previously acknowledged $73,718.16

Across Georgia

Cut in jailed juveniles sought
Juvenile Justice Commissioner Albert Murray is asking state lawmakers for help in getting two bills passed during the upcoming legislative session that would mean fewer children behind bars in Georgia.

Chancellor gets set for Georgia
ATLANTA - It was the question Erroll Davis had to know was coming.

Hospital's staff will get bonuses
Winding up an eventful year, University Hospital is looking to reward its employees.

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County attempts to calm teachers
Amid concerns of special education teachers no longer being able to teach or fleeing the county, Richmond County officials are saying to stay calm.

Trophy has ties to Aiken woman's father
Mike Bolt has traveled the world with the Stanley Cup - nearly a million miles, from bleak Siberia to the tropical Bahamas.

Trophy has ties to Aiken woman's father
Mike Bolt has traveled the world with the Stanley Cup - nearly a million miles, from bleak Siberia to the tropical Bahamas.

'Kong' takes in $9.8 million in first day

Towering heights of fame don't scare Watts in new 'Kong'
NEW YORK - One is a three-hour, $200 million-plus combination of digital effects, yearlong hype and the largest of apes. The other is a frantic $30,000 production depicting an actress desperate for cardboard-thin parts in the B-est of movies.

Review: 'The Family Stone'
As the war on Christmas rages across the nation - at least on Fox News Channel - the holiday remains firmly intact with "The Family Stone," your typical feel-good, feel-bad, feel-good-again family Christmas movie.

New home-video releases
Here's a look at some new releases in home video and DVD and a calendar of what's coming:

French film about suburban riots draws applause
PARIS - Frustrated with what he says was inaccurate coverage of the riots that shook France for three weeks starting in late October, Alex Chan decided to tell his version of the violence that hit his suburb north of Paris.

'Dogs' forgets that love wags the tale in a romantic comedy
Three smart, sharp and sexy movies are shoehorned into Must Love Dogs, none of which are given the breathing room they need.

New home-video releases
Here's a look at some new releases in home video and DVD and a calendar of what's coming:

Gadgets often pull scenes out from under actors
Sometimes, it's all about the hardware.

Review: 'The Family Stone'
As the war on Christmas rages across the nation - at least on Fox News Channel - the holiday remains firmly intact with "The Family Stone," your typical feel-good, feel-bad, feel-good-again family Christmas movie.

'Dogs' forgets that love wags the tale in a romantic comedy

'Kong' takes in $9.8 million in first day
LOS ANGELES - "King Kong," Peter Jackson's remake about the giant ape in love, took in $9.8 million domestically in its first day, solid for a Wednesday debut but far below the king-size premieres of other action epics.

New home-video releases

David O. Selznick, godfather of 'King Kong'

Towering heights of fame don't scare Watts in new 'Kong'
NEW YORK - One is a three-hour, $200 million-plus combination of digital effects, yearlong hype and the largest of apes. The other is a frantic $30,000 production depicting an actress desperate for cardboard-thin parts in the B-est of movies.

Towering heights of fame don't scare Watts in new 'Kong'

French film about suburban riots draws applause
PARIS - Frustrated with what he says was inaccurate coverage of the riots that shook France for three weeks starting in late October, Alex Chan decided to tell his version of the violence that hit his suburb north of Paris.

'Dogs' forgets that love wags the tale in a romantic comedy
Three smart, sharp and sexy movies are shoehorned into Must Love Dogs, none of which are given the breathing room they need.

'Kong' takes in $9.8 million in first day
LOS ANGELES - "King Kong," Peter Jackson's remake about the giant ape in love, took in $9.8 million domestically in its first day, solid for a Wednesday debut but far below the king-size premieres of other action epics.

French film about suburban riots draws applause

Gadgets often pull scenes out from under actors

David O. Selznick, godfather of 'King Kong'
LOS ANGLES - If Peter Jackson has any one human to thank for the inspiration behind his remake of "King Kong," it would have to be the same man who gave the world "Gone with the Wind."

David O. Selznick, godfather of 'King Kong'
LOS ANGLES - If Peter Jackson has any one human to thank for the inspiration behind his remake of "King Kong," it would have to be the same man who gave the world "Gone with the Wind."

Review: 'The Family Stone'

Christmas remix
Look around. There are wreaths and Christmas trees, mistletoe and fake snow - all sorts of sights to remind us that the holidays are here.

Fall Out Boy takes pop route to rock success
NEW YORK - Fall Out Boy had every intention of following in the footsteps of the aggressive, earsplitting rock bands that they grew up listening to.

Concert calendar
THE SKAGGS FAMILY CHRISTMAS: 7:30 tonight, Imperial The-atre, 750 Broad St.; $40; imperialtheatre.com or 722-8341.

Concert calendar

Fall Out Boy takes pop route to rock success
NEW YORK - Fall Out Boy had every intention of following in the footsteps of the aggressive, earsplitting rock bands that they grew up listening to.

Fall Out Boy takes pop route to rock success

Christmas remix

Concert calendar
THE SKAGGS FAMILY CHRISTMAS: 7:30 tonight, Imperial The-atre, 750 Broad St.; $40; imperialtheatre.com or 722-8341.

Christmas remix
Look around. There are wreaths and Christmas trees, mistletoe and fake snow - all sorts of sights to remind us that the holidays are here.

Talladega to get first repaving since 1979
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Talladega Superspeedway will be repaved next year, the first time since 1979, and several drivers say they're looking forward to a smoother ride.

Talladega to get first repaving since 1979

Talladega to get first repaving since 1979
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Talladega Superspeedway will be repaved next year, the first time since 1979, and several drivers say they're looking forward to a smoother ride.

Newsmaker: Gary Scelzi wins NHRA Championship
This season, Gary Scelzi became the second driver in NHRA history to win championships in the sport's top two divisions - Funny Cars and Top Fuel.

Penske focuses on its future without Kodak
ATLANTA - Kodak got tired of backing losers in the Nextel Cup Series and it decided it wasn't going to take it anymore.

A final lap of the best, worst of 2005 season

Newsmaker: Gary Scelzi wins NHRA Championship

A final lap of the best, worst of 2005 season
ATLANTA - By the time Tony Stewart climbed the fence at Daytona International Speedway and stood with arms raised at the flag stand, it was nearly 1 a.m.

Penske focuses on its future without Kodak

A final lap of the best, worst of 2005 season
ATLANTA - By the time Tony Stewart climbed the fence at Daytona International Speedway and stood with arms raised at the flag stand, it was nearly 1 a.m.

Penske focuses on its future without Kodak
ATLANTA - Kodak got tired of backing losers in the Nextel Cup Series and it decided it wasn't going to take it anymore.

Newsmaker: Gary Scelzi wins NHRA Championship
This season, Gary Scelzi became the second driver in NHRA history to win championships in the sport's top two divisions - Funny Cars and Top Fuel.

Thomas says he won't give up young players for Artest
NEW YORK - Knicks president Isiah Thomas said he contacted the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, but he won't trade any of his young players for Ron Artest.

Hornets return to Louisiana
OKLAHOMA CITY - P.J. Brown knows firsthand the horrors that Hurricane Katrina brought on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region - and he doesn't want anyone to forget.

Thomas says he won't give up young players for Artest
NEW YORK - Knicks president Isiah Thomas said he contacted the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, but he won't trade any of his young players for Ron Artest.

Hornets return to Louisiana
OKLAHOMA CITY - P.J. Brown knows firsthand the horrors that Hurricane Katrina brought on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region - and he doesn't want anyone to forget.

Thomas says he won't give up young players for Artest

Hornets return to Louisiana

Lions on a role early in season
At the conclusion of every Paine College practice, the Lions gather together in a circle and shout out this season's mantra: National champs.

Lions on a role early in season
At the conclusion of every Paine College practice, the Lions gather together in a circle and shout out this season's mantra: National champs.

Vick practices, taken off injury report

White, Jenkins showing promise

Vick insists he will face Bears

Heard, Edwards take important roles at safety

QB listed as questionable for first time this season

Late pickups provide some surprises

Game not quite same for area's new team

Carolina wants Delhomme to take fewer risks

Former NFL player Darrell Russell killed in crash

Mr. Robert Crocker, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ola Bell Evans    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tracy Edward Ray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lynne Wagher    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Jeffrey Hardy, Sr.    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mollie Waterson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Ellis Silman    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth H. Vaughn    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Ms. Odessa Louise Reese    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Ms. Odessa Louise Reese    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Mae Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Dewayne Floyd    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Mae Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earl W. Lehman    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Jennings    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosa Lee Gary    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

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

Mr. Buddy Metcalf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Wright, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth H. Vaughn    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Mae Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara Pearl Morris    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Sug Parker, Jr.    (WARTHEN, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Ellis Silman    (SRP AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara Pearl Morris    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Bell Gibbons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Reese    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Sylvester Cullum    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Jane Seawell    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Buddy Metcalf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Ellis Silman    (SRP AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earl W. Lehman    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. David Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Isiah H. Jones, Jr.    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Ms. Elizabeth Starks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dewayne Floyd    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Toney    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucy F. Desmore    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth H. Vaughn    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Sylvester Cullum    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lynne Wagher    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Alex Chriswell    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Patricia Watkins    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Wise    (DETROIT, MI.)

Mrs. Moshie O. Weinstein    (MOBILE, AL.)

Mrs. Moshie O. Weinstein    (MOBILE, AL.)

Mrs. Sun Ye Webber    (Homemaker MARTINE Z, Ga.)

Ms. Elizabeth Starks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William P. McMichael    (EDENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Seawell    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. James Reese    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Buddy Metcalf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosemary Kock    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Raymond Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Buddy Metcalf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Davis Odom    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Bennie Peacock    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. W. Allan Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Azalee Rowe    (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Crocker, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Seawell    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Toney    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sun Ye Webber    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Doris Shoup    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. William P. McMichael    (EDENTON, Ga.)

Mr. David Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosa Lee Gary    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald Flowers    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Nathan Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Ellis Silman    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Jones    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nathan Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucy F. Desmore    (APPLING, Ga.)

Ms. Eva M. Ingram    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie L. Tate    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Flowers    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Paul Jones    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

SFC Grady R. Denton    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Charlie Coleman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Leila Williams    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Melba G. Carpenter    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Wise    (DETROIT, MI.)

Mr. Wash Baker, Sr.    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Woodward    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sun Ye Webber    (Homemaker MARTINE Z, Ga.)

Ms. Eva M. Ingram    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Woodward    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Marie Woodward    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Leila Williams    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Sylvester Cullum    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Patricia Watkins    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Jennings    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Grace Toney    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Isiah H. Jones, Jr.    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. David Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Charlie Coleman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Alex Chriswell    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Reese    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Melba G. Carpenter    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Sug Parker, Jr.    (WARTHEN, Ga.)

Mr. Wash Baker, Sr.    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Mae Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ola Bell Evans    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Lloyd    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sun Ye Webber    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffrey Hardy, Sr.    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. James Wright, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tracy Edward Ray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Woodward    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Sylvester Cullum    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mollie Waterson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Lisa D. Clements    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Otis Walker    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Blount    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Toney    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. W. Allan Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie L. Tate    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Bell Gibbons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Crocker, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Doris Shoup    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Miss Lisa D. Clements    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Ellis Silman    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Davis Odom    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Jane Seawell    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Otis Walker    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Wright, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Azalee Rowe    (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence Ellis Silman    (SRP AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Peacock    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

SFC Grady R. Denton    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosemary Kock    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mildred Davis Odom (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Clara Pearl Morris (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Woodward (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ola Bell Evans (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Ms. Odessa Louise Reese (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie L. Tate (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Miss Lisa D. Clements (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosemary Kock (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Patricia Watkins (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Jones (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. James Wright, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Otis Walker (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffrey Hardy, Sr. (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Tracy Edward Ray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Peacock (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Flowers (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Nathan Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lynne Wagher (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. David Smith (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Raymond Lee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SFC Grady R. Denton (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sun Ye Webber (Homemaker MARTINE Z, Ga.)

Mrs. Leila Williams (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. James Reese (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruth H. Vaughn (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Isiah H. Jones, Jr. (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Bell Gibbons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sun Ye Webber (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Toney (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Smith (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Charlie Coleman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Lee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Melba G. Carpenter (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Clarence Ellis Silman ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucy F. Desmore (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Seawell (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Mae Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mollie Waterson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Lloyd (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Earl W. Lehman (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. W. Allan Corley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William P. McMichael (EDENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Crocker, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Doris Shoup (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Woodward (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Sylvester Cullum (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Moshie O. Weinstein (MOBILE, AL.)

Ms. Eva M. Ingram (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Grace Toney (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Seawell (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Alex Chriswell (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence Ellis Silman (SRP AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Buddy Metcalf (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Dewayne Floyd (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Blount (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Jennings (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Rosa Lee Gary (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Ms. Elizabeth Starks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Wright, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Buddy Metcalf (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eleanor Wise (DETROIT, MI.)

Mr. Wash Baker, Sr. (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Sug Parker, Jr. (WARTHEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Azalee Rowe (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mrs. Bessie Mae Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sylvester Cullum (AIKEN, S.C.)

Teen poised to be the star of U.S. team

Teen poised to be the star of U.S. team
MARQUETTE, Mich. - Kim Hyo-jung glances down at her hands, then looks up shyly. A slight smile crosses her face. She feels out of her element speaking English to a table full of strangers.

Teen poised to be the star of U.S. team
MARQUETTE, Mich. - Kim Hyo-jung glances down at her hands, then looks up shyly. A slight smile crosses her face. She feels out of her element speaking English to a table full of strangers.

Overtime

Announcements

Overtime

Iran won't be excluded from World Cup

Lance Armstrong to stand trial on defamation charge

9 qualify for Boston Marathon

Announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Snowshoes evolve for racing and backcountry hiking
ALBANY, N.Y. - Over the past 30 years, snowshoes have shrunk. Once resembling huge wooden tennis rackets strung with catgut, most models now are about twice the length of your boot and only a few inches wider.

Lance Armstrong to stand trial on defamation charge
ROME - Lance Armstrong's next challenge from a cycling rival will come in court.

Overtime
In Hilton Head Island, S.C., the MCI Heritage tournament has raised the total prize purse to $5.3 million for next April's PGA Tour event, organizers said Wednesday.

Iran won't be excluded from World Cup
FRANKFURT, Germany - Soccer's governing body will allow Iran to play in next year's World Cup despite calls from German politicians for the Islamic nation to be banned because the country's president denies the Holocaust.

Announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Iran won't be excluded from World Cup
FRANKFURT, Germany - Soccer's governing body will allow Iran to play in next year's World Cup despite calls from German politicians for the Islamic nation to be banned because the country's president denies the Holocaust.

Lance Armstrong to stand trial on defamation charge
ROME - Lance Armstrong's next challenge from a cycling rival will come in court.

Overtime
In Greeneville, Tenn., Tusculum used its 43 free throw attempts to get past USC Aiken, 76-67 on Friday.

Overtime
In Greeneville, Tenn., Tusculum used its 43 free throw attempts to get past USC Aiken, 76-67 on Friday.

9 qualify for Boston Marathon
Several runners from the Augusta area performed well at the Kiawah Island Marathon last weekend.

Overtime
In Hilton Head Island, S.C., the MCI Heritage tournament has raised the total prize purse to $5.3 million for next April's PGA Tour event, organizers said Wednesday.

9 qualify for Boston Marathon
Several runners from the Augusta area performed well at the Kiawah Island Marathon last weekend.

Carolina wants Delhomme to take fewer risks
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Dan Henning knew quarterback Jake Delhomme was fearless when the team signed him as a free agent in 2003.

Game not quite same for area's new team
The return of arena football to Augusta doesn't mean the exact product will be coming back.

Carolina wants Delhomme to take fewer risks
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Dan Henning knew quarterback Jake Delhomme was fearless when the team signed him as a free agent in 2003.

Heard, Edwards take important roles at safety
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Ronnie Heard knows what Jim Mora and Brett Maxie want from their safeties.

Late pickups provide some surprises
For the successful owner, gifts this time of the season aren't found only under the Christmas tree.

Former NFL player Darrell Russell killed in crash
LOS ANGELES - Darrell Russell, a former standout NFL and Southern California defensive lineman whose promising career was derailed by drugs, was killed in a high-speed car crash early Thursday.

Game not quite same for area's new team
The return of arena football to Augusta doesn't mean the exact product will be coming back.

Vick practices, taken off injury report
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Vick took all the snaps with the first-team offense Thursday, even though the Atlanta Falcons had to practice outdoors during an ice storm that left much of Hall County without electrical power.

QB listed as questionable for first time this season
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady was listed as questionable on the New England Patriots injury report Wednesday, a downgrade from his previous status but hardly a guarantee that his 84-game playing streak will end.

Heard, Edwards take important roles at safety
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Ronnie Heard knows what Jim Mora and Brett Maxie want from their safeties.

Vick insists he will face Bears
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick downplayed his bruised ribs after missing most of practice Wednesday, saying he will start Sunday night against the Chicago Bears.

Vick practices, taken off injury report
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Vick took all the snaps with the first-team offense Thursday, even though the Atlanta Falcons had to practice outdoors during an ice storm that left much of Hall County without electrical power.

White, Jenkins showing promise
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Roddy White and Michael Jenkins hope to start a new trend for Atlanta receivers.

Former NFL player Darrell Russell killed in crash
LOS ANGELES - Darrell Russell, a former standout NFL and Southern California defensive lineman whose promising career was derailed by drugs, was killed in a high-speed car crash early Thursday.

QB listed as questionable for first time this season
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady was listed as questionable on the New England Patriots injury report Wednesday, a downgrade from his previous status but hardly a guarantee that his 84-game playing streak will end.

White, Jenkins showing promise
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Roddy White and Michael Jenkins hope to start a new trend for Atlanta receivers.

Late pickups provide some surprises
For the successful owner, gifts this time of the season aren't found only under the Christmas tree.

Vick insists he will face Bears
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick downplayed his bruised ribs after missing most of practice Wednesday, saying he will start Sunday night against the Chicago Bears.

Forged in fire

Forged in fire
If a tour bus hauling Ricky Skaggs' band members had not caught on fire, the bluegrass performer might not be doing his annual Skaggs Family Christmas shows.

Forged in fire
If a tour bus hauling Ricky Skaggs' band members had not caught on fire, the bluegrass performer might not be doing his annual Skaggs Family Christmas shows.

CSRA Bridge Results
CSRA Bridge Results Dec, 5-11

Woman uses her art to express love for family and community
A woman of many talents, Sala Adenike shares her love for the arts with her family and community.

School lunch menus
Here are Richmond County school lunch menus through Tuesday.

Youths perform in holiday concerts
Two nights of orchestra Christmas concerts kicked off Monday with the youngest string players in Richmond County.

School thanks partners for helping with pupils' education
With small classroom sizes and a Christian curriculum, pupils at Heritage Academy learn a different kind of ABCs: academic excellence, Bible-based curriculum and Christian character.

Army announces its 'best of year' winners
Fort Gordon saluted the best of its best Dec. 8 at Conrad Hall.

CSRA Bridge Results
CSRA Bridge Results Dec, 5-11

Calendar
BABES IN TOYLAND: 7 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Monte Sano Elementary School, 2164 Richmond Ave.; Augusta Players Youth Theatre production; $10 adults, $8 students and seniors older than 65, $6 ages 12 and younger; www.augustaplayers.com or 826-4707

Across the river
HONK! auditions: 6:30 p.m. today ; Aiken Community Playhouse, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; bring a song and be prepared to perform a dance routine and read from the script; bring sheet musical only, no compact discs; 648-1438 or visit www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com

Cambridge residents are expecting growth trend
With its newly constructed homes, neatly maintained lawns and its diverse residents, Cambridge in Hephzibah shines like a diamond in the rough.

Cambridge residents are expecting growth trend
With its newly constructed homes, neatly maintained lawns and its diverse residents, Cambridge in Hephzibah shines like a diamond in the rough.

School thanks partners for helping with pupils' education
With small classroom sizes and a Christian curriculum, pupils at Heritage Academy learn a different kind of ABCs: academic excellence, Bible-based curriculum and Christian character.

Military Milestones
- Air Force Airman Tiara M. Watson, a 2002 graduate of Hephzibah High School and daughter of Linda G. Watson, of Hephzibah, has graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Knight time: Girl Scouts sample medieval customs
It was easy for Kathi Hardwick to get her daughter to attend Medieval Event: Love and Honor at Camp Tanglewood on Saturday.

Youths perform in holiday concerts
Two nights of orchestra Christmas concerts kicked off Monday with the youngest string players in Richmond County.

Milestones
Bryan Patrick Davis, of Hephzibah, a 2005 graduate of John S. Davidson Fine Arts School and son of Bruce and Patricia Davis, has been selected for membership in the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society at the University of Georgia, Athens.

Calendar
BABES IN TOYLAND: 7 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Monte Sano Elementary School, 2164 Richmond Ave.; Augusta Players Youth Theatre production; $10 adults, $8 students and seniors older than 65, $6 ages 12 and younger; www.augustaplayers.com or 826-4707

Woman uses her art to express love for family and community
A woman of many talents, Sala Adenike shares her love for the arts with her family and community.

Military Milestones
- Air Force Airman Tiara M. Watson, a 2002 graduate of Hephzibah High School and daughter of Linda G. Watson, of Hephzibah, has graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Rotarians get festive at St. John Towers
Several residents from St. John Towers gathered in the first-floor dining room to celebrate a holiday party with the Augusta West Rotary Club.

Teen spreads warmth by collecting coats
For the second year in a row, Anne Randall Hatcher wants to make a difference in the community by collecting winter coats to give to the less fortunate.

Army announces its 'best of year' winners
Fort Gordon saluted the best of its best Dec. 8 at Conrad Hall.

Meetings
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information.

Toys for Tots drive brightens Christmas for many needy families
The Marine Corps Reserve Center on Central Avenue in Augusta was brimming with toys Saturday morning.

Milestones
Bryan Patrick Davis, of Hephzibah, a 2005 graduate of John S. Davidson Fine Arts School and son of Bruce and Patricia Davis, has been selected for membership in the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society at the University of Georgia, Athens.

Around the block
The Skaggs Family Christmas concert will begin at 7:30 tonight at the Imperial Theatre, 750 Broad St. Tickets cost $40. Call 722-8341 or visit www.imperialtheatre.com.

For the record
Here are Richmond County Superior Court sentencings, indictments, juvenile sentencings, paroles, dui convictions, divorces and marriage license applications.

Can you find?
This roofline has stood the test of time in Augusta. If you think you know where it is, call 823-3708 by 2 p.m. Friday, December 16, 2005, and leave your name, phone number and how to spell your name. If your name is picked from among the correct answers, you will win some gifts from The Augusta Chronicle.

School lunch menus
Here are Richmond County school lunch menus through Tuesday.

Across the river
HONK! auditions: 6:30 p.m. today ; Aiken Community Playhouse, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; bring a song and be prepared to perform a dance routine and read from the script; bring sheet musical only, no compact discs; 648-1438 or visit www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com

Knight time: Girl Scouts sample medieval customs
It was easy for Kathi Hardwick to get her daughter to attend Medieval Event: Love and Honor at Camp Tanglewood on Saturday.

For the record
Here are Richmond County Superior Court sentencings, indictments, juvenile sentencings, paroles, dui convictions, divorces and marriage license applications.

Can you find?
This roofline has stood the test of time in Augusta. If you think you know where it is, call 823-3708 by 2 p.m. Friday, December 16, 2005, and leave your name, phone number and how to spell your name. If your name is picked from among the correct answers, you will win some gifts from The Augusta Chronicle.

Toys for Tots drive brightens Christmas for many needy families
The Marine Corps Reserve Center on Central Avenue in Augusta was brimming with toys Saturday morning.

Around the block
The Skaggs Family Christmas concert will begin at 7:30 tonight at the Imperial Theatre, 750 Broad St. Tickets cost $40. Call 722-8341 or visit www.imperialtheatre.com.

Teen spreads warmth by collecting coats
For the second year in a row, Anne Randall Hatcher wants to make a difference in the community by collecting winter coats to give to the less fortunate.

Meetings
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information.

Rotarians get festive at St. John Towers
Several residents from St. John Towers gathered in the first-floor dining room to celebrate a holiday party with the Augusta West Rotary Club.

Woman uses her art to express love for family and community

Military Milestones

School thanks partners for helping with pupils' education

Teen spreads warmth by collecting coats

Army announces its 'best of year' winners

Toys for Tots drive brightens Christmas for many needy families

CSRA Bridge Results

Youths perform in holiday concerts

Knight time: Girl Scouts sample medieval customs

Around the block

For the record

Milestones

Across the river

Meetings

School lunch menus

Rotarians get festive at St. John Towers

Calendar

Cambridge residents are expecting growth trend

Can you find?

Trophy has ties to Aiken woman's father

Pryor's edgy humor left its mark on our culture

Gadgets often pull scenes out from under actors

"CBS Evening News" showing signs of life

"CBS Evening News" showing signs of life
NEW YORK - While waiting to hear from Katie Couric, the "CBS Evening News" has been showing signs of life.

Carol Burnett stacks up a 4th version of "Mattress"
LOS ANGELES - For Carol Burnett, once around with "Once Upon a Mattress" was far from enough.

CNN host Nancy Grace sues mental patient

Time Warner Cable announces family tier
NEW YORK - Time Warner Cable announced the details Thursday of a family-friendly package of cable channels that it will begin offering in the first few months of next year.

Time Warner Cable announces family tier
NEW YORK - Time Warner Cable announced the details Thursday of a family-friendly package of cable channels that it will begin offering in the first few months of next year.

Carol Burnett stacks up a 4th version of "Mattress"

CNN host Nancy Grace sues mental patient
NEW YORK - CNN talk show host Nancy Grace has obtained a court order that directs a mental patient she accused of stalking her to leave her alone.

Time Warner Cable announces family tier

"CBS Evening News" showing signs of life
NEW YORK - While waiting to hear from Katie Couric, the "CBS Evening News" has been showing signs of life.

CNN host Nancy Grace sues mental patient
NEW YORK - CNN talk show host Nancy Grace has obtained a court order that directs a mental patient she accused of stalking her to leave her alone.

Carol Burnett stacks up a 4th version of "Mattress"
LOS ANGELES - For Carol Burnett, once around with "Once Upon a Mattress" was far from enough.

Ex-employee sues Dave Chappelle

'SOCOM, Mario Kart' among titles for handheld systems

Club calendar

Richard Pryor sent letter to sheriff before his death

Xbox 360 launch titles range from intense to disappointing

The Top Five list

Spotted

Fantasia allowed to leave jury in mid-deliberations

People in the News

Applause calendar

Seasonal thoughts

Celebrity prenups can untie knot

Pryor's edgy humor left its mark on our culture
Face it: Richard Pryor was one funny (insert your favorite obscenity or epithet here).

Gadgets often pull scenes out from under actors
Sometimes, it's all about the hardware.

Gadgets often pull scenes out from under actors
Sometimes, it's all about the hardware.

Pryor's edgy humor left its mark on our culture
Face it: Richard Pryor was one funny (insert your favorite obscenity or epithet here).

Gadgets often pull scenes out from under actors
Sometimes, it's all about the hardware.

Could Gamecock win signal revival?
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The two seasons coach Susan Walvius led South Carolina into the NCAA tournament, the Gamecocks gave an early glimpse they were coming on strong with wins over ranked teams Duke and Boston College.

Could Gamecock win signal revival?
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The two seasons coach Susan Walvius led South Carolina into the NCAA tournament, the Gamecocks gave an early glimpse they were coming on strong with wins over ranked teams Duke and Boston College.

Could Gamecock win signal revival?