Applause cover

Applause cover
Applause cover for Dec. 8, 2005.

Applause cover
Applause cover for Dec. 8, 2005.

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.

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.

Painter focuses on world of simple, honest work

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.

Art Institute of Chicago features African ceramics

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

Hernandez officially joins Pirates

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Former USC Aiken pitcher signs deal with Pittsburgh

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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
North Augustans don't have to leave the city limits anymore to get their home improvement warehouse fix.

Greenspan says world living standards rising

Coffee makers see big trend in small packages

Plan plays up Augusta's golf history

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

Video-game sales slump ahead of holiday season

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.

Augusta bakery will add production, 80 more jobs

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

SRS in running for reactor

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.

Hot toys getting scarce on retailers' shelves

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.

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.

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.

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

Editorial Cartoon

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Editorial cartoon for Friday, December 16,2005

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Friday, December 16,2005

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

Tigers taking success in stride

Lions on a role early in season

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

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

Make state's rural roads safer

Don't buy racial division

Sunnis hold key to Iraq's future

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Top Five list
The top five list in entertainment.

'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'

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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'

The Top Five list
The top five list in entertainment.

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

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.

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

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.

Fishing tournament news

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

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.

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.

Organizers increase MCI Heritage purse

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

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.

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.

Therrien plans to bring change to Penguins

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.

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.

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

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

Voter IDs would likely disenfranchise

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
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

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

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

Actions, not words, are key to unity

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

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

Toy site lets parents, kids swap neglected playthings

More people than ever gabbing while driving

Neighborhoods with unhealthy air fighting back

Air Pollution: Americans in hot spots worry about kids

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Wintry woes won't stop the work

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

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

School officials meet with legislators

Empty stocking fund donations
Previously acknowledged $65,440.16

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Anti-war activists petition Norwood

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.

Doctors predict financial disaster

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

Cut in jailed juveniles sought

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

Empty stocking fund donations
Previously acknowledged $73,718.16

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

OSHA investigates cause of tire blast

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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

Trio convicted in '69 race riot homicides die

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Empty stocking fund donations

Across Georgia
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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.

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

County attempts to calm teachers

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

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Kid of the Day

Bus drivers sue school board

Men rob south Augusta restaurant

Concert will feature Christian performer

Governor asks rival to support re-election

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Area gets another shot at flu vaccines

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School officials make requests

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.

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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.

30-year term is given in drive-by

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.

Lawyers bill state $16 million in fees

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.

Leader seeks full per-pupil funding

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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Passenger dies in one-car crash

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

The work begins

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.

Transplant recipient's bills hinder gift giving

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

Kid of the Day

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

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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.

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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.

Sex offenses bill modified

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.

Freezing rain, ice leads to power outages, death

Chancellor gets set for Georgia

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Hospital's staff will get bonuses

Williams blasts agenda items

Across the area

Evolution disclaimer appeal goes to trial

Walker begins term in prison

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

Katrina victims leaving hotels rooms for houses

Mapping out a merger

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.

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.

Gadgets often pull scenes out from under actors

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

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

David O. Selznick, godfather of 'King Kong'

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.

French film about suburban riots draws applause

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

Review: 'The Family Stone'

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.

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.

New home-video releases

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

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.

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

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."

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.

'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.

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."

'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.

Fall Out Boy takes pop route to rock success

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Christmas remix

Penske focuses on its future without Kodak

A final lap of the best, worst of 2005 season

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.

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.

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.

Talladega to get first repaving since 1979

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.

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.

Newsmaker: Gary Scelzi wins NHRA Championship

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Carolina wants Delhomme to take fewer risks

White, Jenkins showing promise

Vick insists he will face Bears

Heard, Edwards take important roles at safety

Vick practices, taken off injury report

QB listed as questionable for first time this season

Late pickups provide some surprises

Game not quite same for area's new team

Former NFL player Darrell Russell killed in crash

Mrs. Carrie Bell Gibbons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Rosemary Kock    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. David Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Elizabeth Starks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie L. Tate    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marie Woodward    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Grace Toney    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Leila Williams    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Otis Walker    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mollie Waterson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tracy Edward Ray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marie Woodward    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sun Ye Webber    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Nathan Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth H. Vaughn    (THOMSON, Ga.)

SFC Grady R. Denton    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Patricia Watkins    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Doris Shoup    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosemary Kock    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Paul Jones    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Miss Lisa D. Clements    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Nathan Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Leila Williams    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Ms. Odessa Louise Reese    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Buddy Metcalf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Jones    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Mae Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Eva M. Ingram    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sug Parker, Jr.    (WARTHEN, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara Pearl Morris    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Coleman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Jennings    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Wash Baker, Sr.    (WRENS, Ga.)

Ms. Eva M. Ingram    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Woodward    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Dewayne Floyd    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Ruth H. Vaughn    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Ellis Silman    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Henry Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

SFC Grady R. Denton    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. W. Allan Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Sylvester Cullum    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Patricia Watkins    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Jane Seawell    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Azalee Rowe    (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor Wise    (DETROIT, MI.)

Mr. Charlie Coleman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Reese    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Alex Chriswell    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Raymond Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wash Baker, Sr.    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ola Bell Evans    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Jennings    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sun Ye Webber    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Dewayne Floyd    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. David Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence Ellis Silman    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Marie Woodward    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Mollie Waterson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sylvester Cullum    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Otis Walker    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Ola Bell Evans    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Ms. Elizabeth Starks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alex Chriswell    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Bennie Peacock    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Wise    (DETROIT, MI.)

Mr. Buddy Metcalf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jane Seawell    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Reese    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Clara Pearl Morris    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Toney    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Buddy Metcalf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Odessa Louise Reese    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Seawell    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Sug Parker, Jr.    (WARTHEN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Bessie Mae Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie L. Tate    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Lloyd    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. David Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Ms. Doris Shoup    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Tracy Edward Ray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Ellis Silman    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sylvester Cullum    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Jane Seawell    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Miss Lisa D. Clements    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert Blount    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Azalee Rowe    (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mrs. Carrie Bell Gibbons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Peacock    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. W. Allan Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Buddy Metcalf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Bessie Mae Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sylvester Cullum    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Grace Toney    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruth H. Vaughn    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Mae Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Grace Toney    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. James Reese    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. James Reese (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Paul Jones (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mr. Raymond Lee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Otis Walker (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

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

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Mr. Buddy Metcalf (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charlie Coleman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Leila Williams (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Raymond Lee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mollie Waterson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Odessa Louise Reese (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert Blount (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Ms. Elizabeth Starks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Toney (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Wise (DETROIT, MI.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Bennie Peacock (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Mae Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nathan Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Clara Pearl Morris (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Ellis Silman ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jane Seawell (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Ms. Doris Shoup (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Bell Gibbons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Buddy Metcalf (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Seawell (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Dewayne Floyd (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Bessie Mae Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Toney (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Tracy Edward Ray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Miss Lisa D. Clements (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ola Bell Evans (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Patricia Watkins (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

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.

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

Overtime

Lance Armstrong to stand trial on defamation charge

Iran won't be excluded from World Cup

Announcements

9 qualify for Boston Marathon

Overtime

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

CSRA Bridge Results
CSRA Bridge Results Dec, 5-11

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

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

CSRA Bridge Results
CSRA Bridge Results Dec, 5-11

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Woman uses her art to express love for family and community

Cambridge residents are expecting growth trend

Military Milestones

Youths perform in holiday concerts

School thanks partners for helping with pupils' education

Meetings

Milestones

Teen spreads warmth by collecting coats

For the record

School lunch menus

Army announces its 'best of year' winners

Calendar

Across the river

Rotarians get festive at St. John Towers

Around the block

Toys for Tots drive brightens Christmas for many needy families

CSRA Bridge Results

Knight time: Girl Scouts sample medieval customs

Can you find?

Trophy has ties to Aiken woman's father

Gadgets often pull scenes out from under actors

Pryor's edgy humor left its mark on our culture

"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.

"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.

Time Warner Cable announces family tier

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.

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.

"CBS Evening News" showing signs of life

CNN host Nancy Grace sues mental patient

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
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"

Ex-employee sues Dave Chappelle

People in the News

The Top Five list

Celebrity prenups can untie knot

Richard Pryor sent letter to sheriff before his death

Xbox 360 launch titles range from intense to disappointing

Applause calendar

Spotted

'SOCOM, Mario Kart' among titles for handheld systems

Club calendar

Seasonal thoughts

Fantasia allowed to leave jury in mid-deliberations

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.

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.

Could Gamecock win signal revival?

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.