Aiken's Makin'
They're dancing in the streets today and Saturday for Aiken's Makin annual festival downtown.

Who will be next British group to score U.S. hits?
Since the Beatles arrived on American shores in early 1964, American music charts have played host to British musicians.

Standing ovations
The Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St., will offer guided tours through its collection in honor of the institution's 10th anniversary. The tours take place at 2 p.m. every Sunday in September, and admission is free. For more information, call 724-7501.

Applause calendar

Club calendar
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a sampling of specials and entertainment at area nightclubs.

Standing ovations

At the movies: 'Stealing Harvard'
"Stealing Harvard" is everything you'd expect from a Tom Green movie, except it isn't even bad in a noteworthy way.

Mini reviews

Wine and dine
For the 10th time in 13 years, chef Philippe Chin of Bambu on Hickman at the Partridge Inn will be a featured chef at a James Beard Foundation dinner Sept. 20 in New York City.

At the movies: 'Barbershop'

At the movies: 'Barbershop'
Ice Cube's "Barbershop" is a cozy place to hang out for a while, even if you don't need a little off the sides.

Wine and dine

Applause calendar
MOLLY KEY'S MUSIC DAY FESTIVAL: Sponsored by Glascock County Concerned Citizens for Cancer committee; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, baseball park in Gibson, Ga.; benefits cancer patients of Glascock County; food, music, activities for kids, crafts, prizes and raffles; (706) 598-2061.

Club calendar

Who will be next British group to score U.S. hits?

Video watch

Ramblin' Rhodes: Macon statue honors soul legend Redding
Fans of Otis Redding will gather Sunday in Macon, Ga., for the unveiling of a statue honoring the late soul-rock legend.

At the movies: 'One Hour Photo'

Mexico, Italy converge at Marco's
Marco's Restaurant, in a rehabbed Victorian house on Reynolds Street, serves Mexican and Italian specialties. Although this sounded like an odd pairing of cuisine types (or maybe in spite of it), we were eager to give it a try.

College-football fans will party for charity

A suite story
Much has changed in the 34 years since Neil Simon penned his three-stories-on-a-single-set classic Plaza Suite, and for Steve Walpert, director of the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre's current production of the play, that is much of the appeal.

Mexico, Italy converge at Marco's

College-football fans will party for charity
The kegs are tapped. The bands have tuned their instruments and Cocky and Harry Dog are ready to rile up the fans.

A suite story

At the movies: 'One Hour Photo'
Much of what makes "One Hour Photo" click is the casting.

Some audiences want action

Concert calendar
JENNIFER NETTLES BAND: 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Soul Bar; $5 advance.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Macon statue honors soul legend Redding

Video watch
JUST OUT: Changing Lanes, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Salton Sea

At the movies: 'Stealing Harvard'

Mini reviews
Movies are listed through Thursday with theater location. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, check out augusta.com/movies.

Concert calendar

Some audiences want action
Since the very first silent-film train robbery, movie audiences have been hooked on action. Oh sure, there is something to be said for the artistry of a Citizen Kane or Grand Illusion. There is beauty in succi

Giants, Angels win tiebreaker coin flips
NEW YORK -- The San Francisco Giants won their coin flip against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday for the home-field advantage if they need a playoff to break a tie in the NL wild-card race.

Remembering Macon's 'fair' journalist

Hammond draws fine, suspension
MIAMI - Atlanta reliever Chris Hammond cut his left index finger on his razor Friday at about the same time he learned he'd been suspended by Major League Baseball for three games and fined $1,000 for intentionally hitting the Montreal Expos' Brad Wilkerson with a pitch last Saturday.

Marlins maul Maddux
MIAMI - Chances are better than even the 10,436 fans at Pro Player Stadium Friday night, many of whom came to root for the Atlanta Braves, witnessed one of Greg Maddux's last starts in an Atlanta uniform, even if Maddux has not declared his intentions.

Jones' last crusade: Hit the ball

Hammond draws fine, suspension

Jones' last crusade: Hit the ball
ATLANTA - Just when it seems his swing has more holes than a cribbage board, the enigma known as Andruw Jones smacks home runs in four successive at-bats, then dares someone to tell him he's been a disappointment this year.

Wholesale inflation unchanged in August
WASHINGTON -- Inflation at the wholesale level was a no-show again last month despite a big jump in energy prices, while retail sales rose a surprisingly strong 0.8 percent, powered by a big gain in auto sales, the government reported Friday.

Bank merger set for February finish
Augusta's First Union and Wachovia bank branches will bear the merged company's new logo by the end of February.

Deficit swells to record in second quarter

Higher home-heating costs possible this winter

Stocks fall sharply on economic reports, Bush speech
NEW YORK -- Wall Street fell sharply Thursday, pressured by two disappointing economic reports and a strong speech by President Bush to the United Nations demanding action against Iraq. The Dow Jones industrials dropped more than 200 points.

America Online division announces management overhaul

Business fliers change plans

Government jobs shelter Augusta market

Wholesale inflation unchanged in August

Union hits Aiken Wal-Mart

America Online division announces management overhaul
NEW YORK -- AOL Time Warner Inc.'s America Online division announced a new management structure Thursday in a shake-up designed to help the troubled Internet unit compete better.

Stocks fall sharply on economic reports, Bush speech

Stocks end mixed on earnings warnings, positive retail report
NEW YORK -- A spate of mostly bad news - ranging from an earnings warning from Honeywell to falling consumer confidence - sent blue chips lower for a third day Friday. Tech stocks advanced, but the market's three major indexes still posted a third straight weekly loss.

Chamber to form separate company

Stocks mixed on terrorism concerns, positive retail report
NEW YORK -- A spate of mostly bad news - ranging from terrorism concerns in Florida to low consumer confidence - pressured Wall Street on Friday, sending blue chips lower. Tech stocks managed an advance, but the three main indexes still headed toward a third straight weekly loss.

Ceremony draws businesses

Bank merger set for February finish

Stocks mixed on terrorism concerns, positive retail report

Business briefs
True Knowles has been named interim chairman and chief executive officer of The NutraSweet Co., which operates the world's largest artificial-sweetener facility, in Augusta.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - The price of crude oil is high and could climb higher, but energy experts do not expect consumers to get pinched too badly in the months ahead.

Union hits Aiken Wal-Mart
A nationwide campaign to unionize Wal-Mart has hit South Carolina.

Stocks end mixed on earnings warnings, positive retail report

Government jobs shelter Augusta market
Augusta's dependence on government employers such as Savannah River Site and Fort Gordon helps to shelter the local economy during recessions, but it also prevents the area from cashing in on prolonged periods of economic growth, according to several economists.

Business briefs

Deficit swells to record in second quarter
WASHINGTON - The deficit in the broadest measure of trade swelled in the second quarter to a record $130 billion, reflecting Americans' hardy appetite for foreign-made cars and other goods.

Ceremony draws businesses
Ribbon-cuttings and elbow rubbing make up a large part of the event schedules of the Augusta Metro and Columbia County chambers of commerce.

Bank celebrates growth

Chamber to form separate company
Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce officials said Friday that it was too early to speculate what will happen to the Columbia County chamber once it incorporates.

Bank celebrates growth
The bank that consultants said wouldn't break $100 million in assets before 2000 celebrated passing the $500 million mark Thursday.

Higher home-heating costs possible this winter
NEW YORK -- Though the price of crude oil is high and could climb higher, energy experts do not expect consumers to get pinched too badly when fueling up their cars and heating their homes in the months ahead.

Business fliers change plans
Butch Giusto now avoids airports as much as possible. He's found a new way to conduct business.

Clemson's defense on the rise

Clemson's defense on the rise
CLEMSON, S.C. -- They talked like a winning defense all offseason. Now, the Clemson Tigers have some evidence to back that up.

Miller's makes most of his time

Miller's makes most of his time
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson cornerback Justin Miller is styling in a massive pair of sparkling cubic zirconia earrings.

Clan is canned

Kolb's quandary

Long, short of love

Bush's moral case

Little World of Learning Child Development Centers
This month's agency spotlight is Little World of Learning Child Development Centers of Augusta.

You tell us
What are some special traditions you and your family have for the holiday season?

Mom TV
Please don't think I obsess about my looks. I do not.

Making slime
Slime. Ooze. There's not much better way to describe this gooey, wet, messy stuff. But kids love to make it. And even if they don't know it, they're getting a chemistry lesson when they do.

The dinner dash
It never fails. After the craziest of days of carpooling, work, the kid's after school sports and overseeing homework projects we finally - at 5 or 6 o'clock - begin to think about dinner.

Easy books for new readers to tackle all by themselves
As kindergarteners and first graders begin to recognize more and more sight words, they'll be looking for books they can read with little or no help. Looking for these books can be as frustrating as looking for a needle in a haystack. To help these readers, and their parents, find books that match their reading skills, the public library has developed a list of recommended titles.

'Family Chronicles' awards
The readers have spoken. The ballots have been counted. Now the winners will be announced.

From the editor
OK, I admit it. We stole the idea. It's just that good ideas were meant to be stolen and shaped into something that suits you.

Fall sports in the CSRA
A look at the sports action from around the area.

When do I call the doctor?
This month Dr. David M. Jester, assistant professor and predoctoral director for the Department of Family Medicine of the MCG Health System answers medical questions.

School Connection keeps parents on top of their child's education
We have great things happening in the world of NIE. Newspapers in Education and BWXT Savannah River Company have partnered to bring you the School Connection.

Helping an ADD child achieve
Question: Do you have anything for a sixth-grader with ADD? He has trouble following instructions, especially on tests, hurries through assignments to get them completed, and has a poor short-term memory. What do others do to help their children who have ADD? Seeking Help

Places to go, things to do
Attention Parents: You need a night out! To help, we've identified several "Date Night" events for you. Just look for the and make your plans. Sorry, we don't providebabysitters, but many of the events are free.

Gardener fights squirrels, thieves

Gardener fights squirrels, thieves
Despite the squirrels that torment her by eating the buds off her camelias and the thieves that steal her favorite potted plants from her front yard, flowers are Lizzie Sapp's life.

Jackets' Hollings asks, receives
ATLANTA - It never hurts to ask. Tony Hollings is living proof.

Jackets' Hollings asks, receives

Fortune finally smiles on Ricks
Matthew Ricks had just about given up on his dream of finally playing in the Regions Cup Matches. Then he received a call from Steve Foss last week.

Hootie Johnson has successful surgery

Familiar winner emerges

Andrade leads Pennsylvania Classic
PAOLI, Pa. -- Billy Andrade shot a 5-under-par 66 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over J.J. Henry and rookie Kenneth Staton in the Pennsylvania Classic.

Postseason is possible for Lady Jaguars
When Augusta State began its women's golf program, coach Shannon Hanson was handcuffed with a two-year postseason probation by the NCAA.

Leaney takes lead at German Masters
PULHEIM, Germany -- Stephen Leaney shot an 8-under 64 to take the lead after the first round at the Linde German Masters.

Top Jaguars will miss opener

Irwin closes in on senior money title at 57
CLEMMONS, N.C. -- Players like Tom Watson, Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite, Bruce Lietzke and Fuzzy Zoeller were supposed to slow down Hale Irwin's dominance on the Senior PGA Tour.

Andrade leads Pennsylvania Classic

Top Jaguars will miss opener
Augusta State's men's golf team starts the 2002 fall season this weekend without a head coach and two of its top players.

Four tied for lead at Safeway Classic

Andrade maintains lead in Pennsylvania Classic
PAOLI, Pa. -- Billy Andrade shot a 3-under-par 68 on Friday to maintain a one-stroke lead after two rounds in the Pennsylvania Classic.

Fleisher equals record
CLEMMONS, N.C. - Bruce Fleisher's day got off to a bad start when his caddie overslept and he was rushed to hit practice balls.

Woosnam leads German Masters; Beem misses cut
PULHEIM, Germany -- Welshman Ian Woosnam took a one-stroke lead Friday at the Linde German Masters as several European Ryder Cup players put together sizzling rounds to move into contention.

Lopez says more goodbyes in an emotional weekend
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Nancy Lopez, always known for her bright smile in 25 years on the LPGA Tour, broke into tears as she prepared to play one of her final tournaments.

Hootie Johnson has successful surgery
Hootie Johnson, chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, underwent successful planned heart surgery Friday.

Four tied for lead at Safeway Classic
PORTLAND, Ore. -- It wasn't the way Juli Inkster wanted to finish her round.

Andrade maintains lead in Pennsylvania Classic

Lopez says more goodbyes in an emotional weekend

Postseason is possible for Lady Jaguars

Irwin closes in on senior money title at 57

Fortune finally smiles on Ricks

Leaney takes lead at German Masters

Fleisher equals record

Woosnam leads German Masters; Beem misses cut

Familiar winner emerges
GRANITEVILLE - Karen Ferree has some new memories to add to her cherished time at Midland Valley Country Club.

Abbeville tops Silver Bluff

Hornets get ugly shutout

Home returns to Rodgers

First win continues to elude Hephzibah

Key matchups

Irish fight back for victory

Westside runs over Burke County

Strom Thurmond earns first victory of season

Pressure gets Patriot running

Screven County gets easy victory

Knights get past Panthers

Augusta Christian dominates John Milledge

Lincoln County crushes Athens Christian

Statesboro blanks Swainsboro

Clark gets leg up for Knights

Gaffney prevails over North Augusta

Stretching a dollar

Red Devils post shutout

Football on the air

Curtis Baptist beats John Hancock

Wardlaw blanks Patrick Henry

Win moves Laney to 3-0

Defensive duel ends in narrow Aiken win

Irish fight back for victory

Clark gets leg up for Knights
Two weeks after Evans sophomore quarterback Brad Freeman, who was competing with a sore thumb, went 0-for-10 passing in a loss to Greenbrier, Knights senior signal-caller Travis Clark will return tonight at 7:30 against Lakeside.

Gaffney prevails over North Augusta
NORTH AUGUSTA - Apparently, the secret to stopping the school named Gaffney is stopping the quarterback named Gaffney.

Stretching a dollar
Staff WriterIt's two hours before Washington County's home game with Dublin, and Golden Hawks coach Rick Tomberlin's brain is working overtime.

Win moves Laney to 3-0
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Two ranked teams from different classifications came into Friday night searching for some offense, but only one team found what it needed on the soggy turf at Washington-Wilkes High School.

Red Devils post shutout
ATHENS, Ga. - Athens Christian's defense made three first-half defensive stands, but Lincoln County wore the Eagles down in the second half on the way to a 34-0 win Friday at Eagle Stadium.

Lincoln County crushes Athens Christian
ATHENS - Gavin Williams rushed for 137 yards and Mel Partridge passed for 123 as Lincoln County rolled past Athens Christian.

Curtis Baptist beats John Hancock
Patrick Patterson scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter to lift Curtis Baptist past John Hancock Academy.

Screven County gets easy victory
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Willis McCorvey passed for 143 yards and a touchdown as Screven County turned back Effingham County.

First win continues to elude Hephzibah
All week long, Josey coach Barney Chavous preached the importance of special teams. He said it cost him a win in his coaching debut last week, and he was determined not to let it happen again.

Abbeville tops Silver Bluff
ABBEVILLE, S.C. - Abbeville evened a two-year-old score with Silver Bluff, turning back the Class AA defending state champions.

Player of the week: Westside's Aundra Ellison
Don't get Westside running back Aundra Ellison wrong. He's excited about his 27-carry, 162-yard, four-touchdown performance last week against Greenbrier.

Statesboro blanks Swainsboro
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Nick Wedlow accounted for all three touchdowns as Statesboro blanked Swainsboro.

Defensive duel ends in narrow Aiken win
An old-fashioned defensive battle was not what Aiken coach Carey Johnson was looking for Friday night at Midland Valley.

Blackville tops Allendale
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Luca Cooper's 31-yard field goal gave Blackville-Hilda a comeback victory over Allendale-Fairfax.

Irish fight back for victory
The scoreboard only showed a one-point victory, but to the Fighting Irish of Aquinas, it was a big win.

Westside runs over Burke County
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Aundra Ellison made no big deal of his third straight 100-yard rushing game Friday night.

Pressure gets Patriot running
Don't get Westside running back Aundra Ellison wrong. He's excited about his 27-carry, 162-yard, four-touchdown performance last week against Greenbrier.

Knights get past Panthers
In the first meeting between Columbia County rivals Evans and Lakeside since 1999, much of the focus was on Kai-Cheng Ho and Steven Rogers, former Lakeside players now suiting up for Evans.

Key matchups
Key Friday night matchups and predictions.

Irish fight back for victory
The scoreboard only showed a one-point victory, but to the Fighting Irish of Aquinas, it was a big win.

Strom Thurmond earns first victory of season
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Kevin Weaver led Strom Thurmond past Saluda as the Rebels earned their first victory of the season.

Williston Elko falls to Pelion
WILLISTON, S.C. - Pelion scored 28 unanswered points to keep Williston-Elko winless.

Wardlaw blanks Patrick Henry
Patrick Maloney scored three touchdowns and passed for another as Wardlaw Academy shut out Patrick Henry Academy in an 8-man football game.

Razorbacks take steps, ARC takes win
Judging from the post-game speeches from Jaime Echols and Kevin Hunt on Friday, it was hard to believe Richmond Academy won and Cross Creek lost.

Football on the air
This is a listing of aiea prep football games being broadcast on the raidio Friday evening.

Hornets get ugly shutout
An old fashioned defensive battle was not what Aiken coach Carey Johnson was looking for Friday night at Midland Valley.

Home returns to Rodgers
When top-ranked Batesburg-Leesville (Class AA) visits Ridge Spring-Monetta at 8 tonight, coach Phil Strickland will be greeted by a familiar face.

Augusta Christian dominates John Milledge
Cole Rabun rushed for 213 yards and had two long touchdown runs as Augusta Christian blanked John Milledge.

Lemieux welcomes NHL crackdown on obstruction
CANONSBURG, Pa. -- Mario Lemieux welcomes the news the NHL finally seems serious about eliminating obstruction, making the game more wide open and allowing its stars to score more goals.

Lemieux welcomes NHL crackdown on obstruction

Thrashers looking to name captain - again

Thrashers looking to name captain - again
DULUTH, Ga. -- Don't look for 21-year-old Dany Heatley to become captain of the Atlanta Thrashers - not this season anyway.

Remembering Macon's 'fair' journalist
Ron Woodgeard, editorial page editor of The Macon Telegraph, passed away earlier this week after a long fight with cancer.

Boy Scout-United Way partnership

Ballplayers are no heroes

NCWO should focus on the positive to advance its agenda

Merriwether H.S. to be a reality

A plea to the mayor to lure business

Strike Iraq first, then pray

Football weight limit unfair

Humans have never been apes

Barrett a conservative gentleman

Tax cuts are bad for the economy

The dinner dash

'Family Chronicles' awards

From the editor

Fall sports in the CSRA

You tell us

Helping an ADD child achieve

Little World of Learning Child Development Centers

When do I call the doctor?

Making slime

Easy books for new readers to tackle all by themselves

Mom TV

Brown leads Lynx signees

Brown leads Lynx signees
The Augusta Lynx announced the signing of three players Thursday, including former National Hockey League forward Kevin Brown.

Across South Carolina

Walker fights losses in base

Details differ in Augustan's bond hearing
A $45,000 bond was set Friday for an Augusta man accused of murder in the city's latest homicide.

Augusta Common grand opening includes country singer

Ornament of Hope
Mayor Bob Young, shows off the new Easter Seals 2002 Ornament of Hope. which is fashioned after the Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home. Museum Director Heather Gordon was also on hand Friday afternoon for the unveiling.

Subscriber of the day

Across the area
Items from a supermarket were withheld from sales Thursday after the Georgia Department of Agriculture announced the store violated food regulations by selling out-of-date products.

Students at MCG remember classmate
Classmates of a popular medical tech student will wear white lab coats to his funeral today to honor the Aiken man, who died from an apparent case of alcohol poisoning while celebrating his 21st birthday in downtown Augusta.

Artisans sell their specialties at festival
AIKEN - Park Avenue, with a tree-lined park dividing its entire length, was a seemingly endless strip of arts and crafts Friday.

Across the area
A grand jury in Charleston, S.C., has indicted former Aiken Monsignor Thomas Evatt on a charge of committing a lewd act.

Artisans sell their specialties at festival

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -The CDC confirmed on Thursday that four transplant patients infected with the West Nile virus got it from donated organs - the first documented cases in which the mosquito-borne virus was spread this way.

Across the Southeast

Disaster training comes to Augusta
It was not something Phillip Coule and his colleagues wanted to prove prophetic about.

SRS vies for new nuclear facility

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Two employees at one of the state's largest facilities for the mentally disabled have been charged with neglect in the death of a patient, Attorney General Charlie Condon said Thursday.

Border Bash 2002 attracts large crowd
Henry Livingston may have been outnumbered at Augusta's annual Border Bash, but he couldn't be outcrowed.

Science center chief leaves post
Phyllis Hendry says she'll miss most the people she has met and the busloads of happy children she has seen enter the National Science Center's Fort Discovery.

Science center chief leaves post

Augusta Common grand opening includes country singer
Crossover country music singer and three-time Grammy nominee Jamie O'Neal will perform at next month's Augusta Common grand opening celebration, city officials confirmed Thursday morning.

Magazine keeps UGA on list of top schools
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia sustained its top-20 standing among the nation's public universities, according to U.S. News and World Report rankings released Friday.

Leaders get civic center to set session
More than 30 city and state government leaders gathered Thursday to discuss the civic center's long-term future but got only as far as Tuesday.

Ornament of Hope

Aiken tennis gets new turf
AIKEN - The city of Aiken has begun constructing 12 tennis courts at the Virginia Acres Park that is scheduled to be complete by spring.

Augusta State oak's infection reappears

Man's death ends son's search
AIKEN - Michael Edwards last saw his father when he was 17.

Doctor changes answer on drugs

Blaze hits tire dump
AIKEN - Crews battled hot spots inside deep gullies, a tire dump fire and flames spread by erratic winds Thursday as they worked to contain a massive woods fire for the second day.

Details differ in Augustan's bond hearing

Residents speak against airfield
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Burke County residents opposed to even the slimmest chance the Navy might resurrect its interest in building a fighter jet landing field near Girard took no chances Thursday night.

Across the area

Kwikset is eliminating 550 jobs
For six months, Burke County and plant officials tried to save Kwikset's Waynesboro factory from closing and eliminating 550 jobs.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -State safety officials have found that General Engineering Laboratories did not provide proper hazard training or equipment to two employees found dead in July.

Airline campaign urges donations as end nears
Organizers of the Continental Challenge II said they have raised between $75,000 and $85,000 in pledges from the public during the first week of a campaign to get money for Continental Express.

Walker fights losses in base
Pundits say it would take a revolution of sorts to unseat one of Augusta's most powerful political figures, state Sen. Charles Walker, in November's general election.

Around town
BACK IN TIME Sept. 13, 1936 The Richmond County Board of Education voted at its monthly meeting yesterday to establish two overflow classes of Richmond Academy students in the Joseph R. Lamar school building as a means of relieving congestion at the Academy.

Volunteers put man in new home
AIKEN - The floor creaks, but at least it isn't caving in anymore.

Kwikset is eliminating 550 jobs

Costumes, donations make carnival patriotic
On Friday night, the Statue of Liberty had red hair and glasses.

Students at MCG remember classmate

Region expects rain from tropical storm
Parts of the Augusta area could be in line for more than 2 inches of rain today as Tropical Storm Hanna rumbles across the Southeast.

Fire damages carpet store
Friday the 13th was not a good day for Richard Brady and Stanley Cunningham.

Indigent defense funding key topic at symposium

Indigent defense funding key topic at symposium
State leaders planning to attend today's third annual Statewide Symposium on Indigent Defense could face a tough crowd.

Actor encourages local middle schoolers

Residents speak against airfield

Costumes, donations make carnival patriotic

SRS vies for new nuclear facility
AIKEN - The Department of Energy will formally announce today its plans to build a nuclear weapons trigger plant.

Fire damages carpet store

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Donna Sasser.

Subscriber of the day

Doctor changes answer on drugs
A Thomson doctor learned Friday that lying to a federal judge can be hazardous to one's freedom.

Subscriber of the day
Todd Brown is today's subscriber of the day.

Across the Southeast
RICHMOND, Va. -The day after the Sept. 11 attacks, street musician LeRoy Cousins Jr. played Yesterday on his alto saxophone as he stood on a downtown sidewalk.

Pin with Pride
Ezra T. Hampton gets a badge from his wife, Hermena, at his graduation from East Georgia Regional Police Academy.

Actor encourages local middle schoolers
Sherman Hemsley was a long way from New York City's upper east side Friday.

Pin with Pride

Blaze hits tire dump

Across the area

Around town

Disaster training comes to Augusta

Leaders get civic center to set session

Region expects rain from tropical storm

Officers detain 3, seek 2 in burglaries
Investigators have detained three men and were seeking others Friday as part of an investigation into a string of downtown burglaries.

Officers detain 3, seek 2 in burglaries

Magazine keeps UGA on list of top schools

Across South Carolina

Augusta State oak's infection reappears
Until recently, hope had been high for Augusta State University's 400-year-old Arsenal Oak.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -State officials have recommended that a Warner Robins nursing home be fined and have threatened to revoke its license after a patient with Alzheimer's wandered away and was struck by a vehicle and killed.

Dad dies for daughter's death
COLUMBIA - This time Michael Passaro was ready to die. The 40-year-old inmate could have stopped his execution at any time because he has never appealed his sentence, but with his mom, sister and 11 other witnesses watching, he died by lethal injection at 6:15 p.m. Friday.

Doctor pleads guilty in OxyContin case
A Thomson physician pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally dispensing a powerful narcotic and to Medicaid fraud.

Two games should shed some light on Big Four
In this corner we have a "shattered" South Carolina team seeking quick redemption.

Bodine looks for victory in modified race

Bodine looks for victory in modified race
LOUDON, N.H. -- If Geoffrey Bodine wins this weekend at New Hampshire International Speedway, no one should look at the race results with a quizzical eye.

Newman sets record, wins pole

Owner confident track will be better
LOUDON, N.H. -- No matter what else happens, the New Hampshire 300 will be a success as long as cars aren't slipping and sliding all over the track.

Fans not popular in NASCAR garage
LOUDON, N.H. - Winston Cup Series drivers and NASCAR all agree the overwhelming crowds in the garage area have become a problem.

Newman sets record, wins pole
LOUDON, N.H. - Ryan Newman and Johnny Benson are drivers who know what it's like to teeter on the brink of winning on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.

Fans not popular in NASCAR garage

Owner confident track will be better

Prosecutors dropping last charges against Iverson

Prosecutors dropping last charges against Iverson
PHILADELPHIA -- The last two counts against NBA All-Star Allen Iverson will be dropped because his accusers don't want to pursue the case, District Attorney Lynne Abraham said Thursday.

Hawks' Johnson breaks neck
ATLANTA - Atlanta Hawks forward DerMarr Johnson broke his neck in a car crash early Friday, an injury that is not life-threatening but could cause him to miss the season.

Rossum injures hamstring

Frustration apparently leads to early end for Heisman winner

Montana, other QBs mourn passing of Johnny U

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Mrs. Beverly Williams    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Gussie Oliver    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Abraham Allen Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Nancy Pugh    (AUGUSTA, GA)
Mr. Enoch Beckworth    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Ms. Catherine Edwards    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. Van Boyd    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Mr. Michel de Pujo    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Kelby McFerrin    (TRENTON, SC)
Mr. Sam Cuyler, Jr.
Ms. Juanita Lewis
Mrs. Stella Chavous    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. David Kuhlke    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Archie Cleveland    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mrs. Opal King    (AUGUSTA, GA.)
Featured obituary: Michel de Pujo
Aiken might not have been home to Michel de Pujo, but it was the next best thing.

Mrs. Mary Justice    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Patricia Crookshank    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Willard Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Luther Derrick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Marie Johnson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Bennie Gray    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Jeanette Isbell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Hortense Hollins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Screws    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Mary Justice    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Randolph Stills    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Richard Armenta    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Donald Taylor    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Kelby McFerrin    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Mr. Gene Welch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mattie Norman    (AUGUSTA, Ga)
Mr. Joshua Harp    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Ola Osgood    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mrs. Tressie Hardy    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Beatrice Pittman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Cecil Gregory Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Sadie Richard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Gladys Graybill    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. John Foust Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Herbert Watts    (AUGUSTA, GA.)
Mrs. Hortense Hollins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lela Turner    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. James Haynes    (MATTHEW, GA)
Mrs. Mildred Hayes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Nellie Lowe    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Mildred Hayes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Justice (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Michel de Pujo

Mr. Pete Carter (JAMAICA, N.Y.)

Mrs. Patricia Crookshank (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Opal King (AUGUSTA, GA.)

Mr. Homer Dodson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Iris Delk (OLAR, S.C.)

Mrs. Stella Chavous (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Graybill (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Herbert Morgan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joshua Harp (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Van Boyd (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. James R. Stokes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Herbert Watts (AUGUSTA, GA.)

Ms. Catherine Edwards (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Kelby McFerrin (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. David Kuhlke (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Pittman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gussie Oliver (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Randolph Stills (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Welch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Opal King (AUGUSTA, GA.)

Mr. Sam Cuyler, Jr.

Mrs. Gussie Oliver (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beverly Williams (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Ola Osgood (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Stella Chavous (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hortense Hollins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Juanita Lewis

Mrs. Hazel Copeland (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Marie Johnson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James Screws (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil Gregory Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Gene Welch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Randolph Stills (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie Richard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michel de Pujo (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Jeanette Isbell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Pugh (AUGUSTA, GA)

Mr. Enoch Beckworth (WADLEY, Ga.)

Ms. Tracy Shelton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ola Osgood (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie Torrence (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Derrick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tyras Davis (LOCKPORT, La.)

Mrs. Mattie Norman (AUGUSTA, Ga)

Mrs. Geraldine Widener (BLYTHE, G a.)

Mrs. Nancy Pugh (AUGUSTA, GA)

Mrs. Hazel Copeland (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Nellie Lowe (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Herbert Watts (AUGUSTA, GA.)

Ms. Betty Phillips (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sadie Richard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanette Isbell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Foust Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Haynes (MATTHEW, GA)

Long, short of love
On the surface, it seems awfully contrived, this "speed dating" phenomenon, where singles pay a fee to audition each other in truncated, one-on-one interviews for possible dates.

Football weight limit unfair
This is about a rule in our Columbia County Recreation Department that discriminates against our children. This rule is the weight limit the recreation department has for playing football. This rule states that if you weigh over a certain weight, you can't play football. Randy Turner, Appling, Ga.

Humans have never been apes
I just read Doug Weaver's Aug. 29 letter, "Evolution is a theory for quacks." He is really good, and it's refreshing to have it explained so that even children can understand that evolution, as Mr. Weaver says, is for quacks. Marynell Chason, Grovetown, Ga.

A plea to the mayor to lure business
Has it taken Mayor Bob Young all this time in office to finally find out that some Augusta commissioners have been voting to impede progress? We, the voters, knew that all along. Jim Stringer, Augusta

Barrett a conservative gentleman
I'm proud to support Gresham Barrett in his campaign to succeed Rep. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., as our next GOP congressman in South Carolina's Third Congressional District. Rachel Meehan, Aiken, S.C.

Tax cuts are bad for the economy
Those people who are ignorant of the past are doomed to repeat it. This famous axiom applies to our current leaders, the intellectual lightweights who passed the recent irresponsible tax reduction. Mark Gelbart, Augusta

NCWO should focus on the positive to advance its agenda
Regarding the National Council of Women's Organizations putting pressure on the Augusta National Golf Club to invite a woman to become a member: The obvious first statement is, "This is a 'private' club." Gary Davis, Augusta

Bush's moral case
The central theme of President George W. Bush's historic speech at the United Nations Thursday is summed up in the following excerpt:

Boy Scout-United Way partnership
Your editorial on Sept. 1, "Give to United Way," was right on the money about the importance of supporting the United Way. Bill Lesshafft, Augusta

Clan is canned
A couple of weeks after Atlanta area Democrats voted Cynthia McKinney out of the U.S. House of Representatives, a post she held for 10 years, they also booted her father, Billy McKinney, from the state House of Representatives, a post he held for three decades.

Merriwether H.S. to be a reality
Last Aug. 27 I attended the Merriwether High School exploratory meeting at the Steven's Creek Baptist Church. What I heard was surprising and disconcerting. Bob Caddell, North Augusta, S.C.

Ballplayers are no heroes
How dare Andy Walters (Aug. 23 letter, "Baseball players are heroes") even think that baseball players rank up there with the courageous New York City firefighters? They in no way compare. Jessica Flynn, Augusta

Kolb's quandary
Is Augusta Administrator George Kolb telling the truth - or being diplomatic - in his defense of the city's purchasing

Strike Iraq first, then pray
Regarding preemptive strikes against Iraq, I don't think I was the only one praying during World War II. I dropped bombs on Germany three times, and I prayed not to kill anyone but just to drop those bombs where they would help to end the war and allow us to be victorious. Harry Oliphant, Hephzibah, Ga.

Put the paddle to the medal

Sports digest

Vargas 'would rather die' than lose to De La Hoya

Overtime

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Safin makes exit in quarterfinals

Sports digest

NY requires steroid tests, MRI exams for boxers

Put the paddle to the medal
They're not exactly USRowing's answer to the Dream Team, just four guys and a boat thrown together on a whim over the summer.

Sports digest
''So much trash is spewed from his lips that Owens should be declared toxic dump No. 81. Three days and 1,000 miles away from the Denver Broncos' game in San Francisco, you can smell him from here.'' -Mark Kiszla in the Denver Post on 49ers receiver Terrell Owens

Sports digest
"The World Basketball Championship has proved two things. Our guys don't care. And Vlade Divac can flop in two languages." -Dave Kindred in the Sporting News

Safin makes exit in quarterfinals
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan - Top-seeded Marat Safin lost, and second-seeded Tommy Haas quit with an arm injury Thursday in the quarterfinals of the $550,000 President's Cup.

Overtime
Blackbelt USA will hold a promotion testing, Olympic Tae kwon do Demonstration, with proceeds benefiting the Olympic Teen Club today.

Vargas 'would rather die' than lose to De La Hoya
LAS VEGAS - For years, Oscar De La Hoya said the one boxer he would never fight was Fernando Vargas.

NY requires steroid tests, MRI exams for boxers
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Professional boxers who want to fight in New York must be tested for steroids and undergo annual brain scans, the state's athletic commission ruled Thursday.

Overtime
An appeals court judge has asked lawyers for South Carolina State running back Derek Watson and the city's attorney to submit proposals on how the judge should rule after the running back was sent to jail last month.

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

Bass clubs urged to mark lake hazzards

Montana, other QBs mourn passing of Johnny U
Joe Montana remembers all the times he pretended he was Johnny U in his back yard while growing up in western Pennsylvania, which for some reason turned out to be a haven for star quarterbacks.

Frustration apparently leads to early end for Heisman winner
ST. LOUIS -- Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch walked away from an NFL career, worn down by injuries and the challenge of learning a new position.

Rossum injures hamstring
FLOWERY BRANCH - Dan Reeves was optimistic heading into practice Friday morning.

Lecturer discusses weighty topics
Tamara Hill says obesity does more than wreck a person's health - it weighs down the spirit.

Faith and fellowship calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar is a roundup of church and temple-based activities in the Augusta and Aiken area. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. E-mail items to vanorton@augustachronicle.com; send a fax to 722-7403; or mail to Faith and Fellowship, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Faith digest
Rallies to warm up believers for Wednesday's See You at the Pole events at Augusta-area schools will start at 7 tonight at Abilene Baptist Church, 3917 Washington Road in Martinez. Steve White will be the featured speaker.

Fighting hunger
To understand how Golden Harvest Food Bank works, start with the food, Mike Firmin tells visitors at the nonprofit agency's Commerce Drive warehouse.

Woman brings healing message
Yvonne Howard Chapman knows the value of a memory.

God is trying to tell us something
In September 1989, Hurricane Hugo ravaged the Lowcountry of South Carolina. About a week after the storm, I was standing behind a truck where volunteers were pass

Two games should shed some light on Big Four

Options in broadband getting broader
The choice used to be DSL or cable modem.

Options are limitless for inkjet prints
"I don't care if you make a print on a bath mat, just as long as it is a good print." So declared the late, legendary photographer Edward Weston about making prints - many years before the invention of inkjet printers.

Research could help cancer fight
The way a fetus is protected from attack by the mother's immune system provides a clue into how a tumor can elude it as well, researchers at the Medical College of Georgia said.

Edwards stays committed
Terrence Edwards is busy on most fall Sundays. From rehashing the previous day's game to looking ahead to next week's opponent to catching up on school work, there isn't much free time.

Are days of Dawgs' dominance done?

Edwards stays committed

Are days of Dawgs' dominance done?
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Two weeks ago, D.J. Shockley got his first touchdown. Now, he's sidestepping his first quarterback controversy.

Places to go, things to do

Holtz invited to become member of Augusta National
Frank Broyles won't be the only former University of Arkansas coach on the membership roll at Augusta National Golf Club anymore.

Pair of showdowns on schedule
If Georgia beats South Carolina today, Arnold Harrison might be giving the sermon in church Sunday.

Pair of showdowns on schedule

Research could help cancer fight

Options in broadband getting broader

Options are limitless for inkjet prints

Fighting hunger

Woman brings healing message

Lecturer discusses weighty topics

Faith and fellowship calendar

God is trying to tell us something

Faith digest