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Night at the Movies

...Evans, Aiken, ExchangeTHE LOFT (R): Five married guys who share a loft in the city for carrying out their fantasies discover a dead body. EvansSource: fandango.comongoingALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY (PG): A...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-01-27/night-movies
South Carolina Supreme Court refuses Republicans' request to reconsider its order on school funding lawsuit

...for education changes in last year's budget.But the justices said there's no basis for a rehearing."We are unable to discover that any material fact or principle of law has been either overlooked or disregarded," reads the one-paragraph order...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-26/south-carolina-supreme
Remodeling a kitchen on a budget is possible

...appliance and inch of counter space had a potential benefit more lasting than a good meal: When we really use our kitchens, we discover what does and doesn't work.Remodeling a kitchen can be expensive and challenging, but you can make substantial changes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-01-17/remodeling-kitchen-budget-possible
Increased oversight needed for troubled guardian ad litem program

...they represent, find themselves in the middle of difficult and often troubling circumstances.And while guardians seek to discover the best possible solution for children of divorce, "best possible" is almost always "least hurtful," because divorce...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-01-10/increased-oversi
Wine Time: Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc 2013, Napa Valley

...new techniques. But in doing so, you always go back to old favorites, leaving room, of course, for the new favorites you discover along the way.With the Mondavi Fume Blanc the joy begins as soon as you pour it into a glass. There is an explosion of aromas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-01-13/wine-time-robert-mond
How to Handle Post-Holiday Debt

...raise each month and tack that on the payment of your highest interest debt beyond the minimum payment. For example, if you discover that your twice-monthly check went up by $30 due to a raise, then just add $60 as a bonus to your debt payment each month...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/simpledollar/2015-01-15/how-handl
Federal Trade Commission chairwoman says coming bonanza of connected devices poses privacy concerns

...data."I question the notion that we must put sensitive consumer data at risk on the off-chance a company might someday discover a valuable use for the information," she said, adding that companies should collect only data needed for a specific purpose...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-06/federal-trade-commission-c
Your Money: Resolve to spend wisely in 2015

...with an "emergency" need. Many consumers using popular services offered by Western Union, MoneyGram and Green Dot MoneyPak discover, much too late, that they have been taken by scammers. Their chances of retrieving their money are remote at best...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-04/your-money-resolve-spend-w
Hike through Zion National Park offers twist on the holiday

...below, we finally arrive at the breathtaking summit called Scout Lookout. Oh, the thrill of reaching the top! (Until we discover that this is not THE summit and Wiggles was the easy part.) The final leg is ahead, the part where you hold on to the chains...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2014-12-27/hike-through-zion-nation
Christmas is time to ponder contrasts in faith, life

...Him.And so, this Christmas, as you ponder the perplexities of faith against the actualities of life, perhaps you will discover they are not antithetical. Rather, they are complimentary, one necessitating the other ? our fallenness and our very awareness...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2014-12-19/christmas-time-ponder-co