Another summer of postcards shows us the world

Odds and ends
TRENTON, N.J. -- In two New Jersey schools, Johnny can read, write - and get his teeth fixed.

Coke, Pepsi or bait?
MAYFLOWER, Ark. - When the fish are biting on Lake Conway but the bait box is dry, anglers here have no problem.

Lopez breaks slump with slam
MIAMI - Having spent the better part of four hours behind the plate the night before, Braves catcher Javy Lopez was happy to get Sunday off.

Braves notebook

Javy's grand slam carries Braves
MIAMI -- Javy Lopez had a pinch-hit grand slam with two outs in the sixth inning, and John Smoltz earned his major league-leading 51st save as the Atlanta Braves beat the Florida Marlins 6-4 Sunday.

Braves notebook
MIAMI - Atlanta pitcher Greg Maddux doesn't have a short memory. If he did, he wouldn't remember that he gave up five runs in the first inning to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1990.

Glavine, Braves drop Marlins

Lopez breaks slump with slam

Javy's grand slam carries Braves

Glavine, Braves drop Marlins
MIAMI - Atlanta's Tom Glavine had to make six starts and pitch 38 innings between wins, but he finally will be able to look at a box score this morning without grimacing.

Time can help heal wounds to college savings accounts
NEW YORK -- For many Americans, the slumping stock market has dealt a double blow: Their retirement accounts have tanked, and so have college savings accounts they set up for their children's education.

Gold funds see solid returns

Gold funds see solid returns
NEW YORK - Economic hard times typically are good for gold prices, so it's no surprise that in a year filled with anxiety about terrorism and concerns about accounting scandals that gold mutual funds have enjoyed solid returns.

Don't try to time market in rollover
Q: I'll be changing jobs and plan to roll over the money in my 401(k) into a new retirement account. How does the process work, and is there any way to time the transfer of funds to take advantage of the stock market's recent ups and downs?

Don't try to time market in rollover

No pain, know gain
As a massage therapist, Chuck Lubeck's clients range from mechanics to nurses and other massage therapists.

Navigant fights fare mandates by airlines
All the major airlines have now said they would require travelers on most nonrefundable fares to make changes to itineraries before the departure date or lose their money.

Brand equity needed for business success
What does the term "brand" actually mean?

On the move

On the move
Al Ramsey, founder of Heritage Investment Services, has been named director of securities for the investment and securities division of Rhodes Financial Services Inc. in Evans. He will also serve as a licensed, working investment counselor.

On the go

Business calendar

Unity needed to promote regional assets

Unity needed to promote regional assets
Economic development in our city is at the crossroads.

Navigant fights fare mandates by airlines

On the go
Orthodontist David Carter learned long ago that parents almost invariably want to bring their children in after school.

No pain, know gain

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Samsons Manifacturing Co.

Brand equity needed for business success

Business calendar
Tuesday: Small-Business Person of the Year Luncheon; North Augusta Chamber of Commerce; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Augusta Country Club; 279-2323.

Time can help heal wounds to college savings accounts

Pocket change

Clemson overcomes mistakes, tops Georgia Tech
CLEMSON, S.C. - First came the tears, rolling down the cheeks of Clemson center Jermyn Chester, telling the tale of a team about to let a victory slip away.

Clemson overcomes mistakes, tops Georgia Tech

Monday morning quarterback

Monday morning quarterback
A look back and ahead in the ACC, SEC and abroad in college football:

Notre Dame, Penn State USC help reshuffle Top 25
Trying to return to its glory days, Notre Dame nearly returned to the Top 10.

Notre Dame, Penn State USC help reshuffle Top 25

Government fraud

Right-to-know abused

Larke's got it right

Board's last chance?

Extended stay
When John and Kay Owens purchased their home on a quiet cul-de-sac off Walton Way, Mrs. Owens only planned to live there a couple of months.

Courting Oscar
Hollywood, start your engines.

Home front
Little ones can make some big messes. Here are a few kid-specific cleaning tips from The Maids Home Services:

Cartoon Network will air 'Futurama'
LOS ANGELES -- The Cartoon Network, a division of AOL Time Warner, has bought the cable television rights for the Fox Television animated series "Futurama."

'Wild Kingdom' returning to television
OMAHA, Neb. -- "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom," the popular wildlife television show of the 1960s and 1970s, is making a return.

Arts calendar
ARTS IN THE HEART: Opening ceremonies 6:30-10 p.m. Friday at Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Ninth Street at Riverwalk Augusta; festival 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, Riverwalk Augusta at Reynolds Street between Eighth and Ninth streets; Greater Augusta Arts Council; festival badge $2 in advance from Greater Augusta Arts Council and SRP Federal Credit Union or $3 at the gate, children younger than 10 admitted free; 826-4702.

Make yourself heard if you are concerned by germs near candy
Dear Carson: After a meal at a restaurant I stoppedto buy candy. The candy is individually wrapped and my children and coworkers love it. I asked for 20 pieces of candy, but the woman who took my order went on a coughing jag and covered her mouth with her hand, excusing herself. She then continued to use her germ-infested hand to put candy into a bag. I was grossed out, but completed the purchase and disposed of the candy in a curbside trash container. What should I have done? - Grossed Out in Augusta

Something fishy is going on
KURE BEACH, N.C. - There's little relief for beachgoers who hope to escape the scorching sun and sand for a few hours by going inside the conservatory at the North Carolina Aquarium.

Daily TV highlights for week beginning Monday
Forget the calendar. Look at your television set, and you'll see fall begins on Monday.

Jackets' struggles magnified
CLEMSON, S.C. - These are the moments when a coach's intestines tighten up and he feel nauseous.

Jackets can't capitalize on opportunities
CLEMSON, S.C. -- When Clemson's Willie Simmons fumbled the center snap late in the fourth quarter Saturday, giving Georgia Tech one last shot to win, senior cornerback Kelly Rhino couldn't help but think about the last time the two teams met in Death Valley.

Jackets' struggles magnified

Golf roundup
CLEMMONS, N.C. - Bruce Fleisher shot 6-under-par 64 a day after matching the Senior PGA Tour record with 60 to take a five-stroke lead Saturday in the RJR Championship.

Golf roundup

Fleisher breaks winless streak
CLEMMONS, N.C. -- Bruce Fleisher held off Senior PGA Tour leading money winner Hale Irwin to snap a 38-tournament winless streak, shooting a 67 to win the RJR Championship in record-setting fashion Sunday.

Bad back could keep Montgomerie out of Ryder Cup

Captain comes up big in finale

Forsman wins Penn Classic
PAOLI, Pa. -- Dan Forsman eagled the 18th hole Sunday at the SEI Pennsylvania Classic to capture his first PGA Tour victory in a decade.

Fleisher breaks winless streak

Augusta State narrows field

Forsman wins Penn Classic

Augusta State narrows field
Augusta State's search for a golf coach is down to three finalists.

Captain comes up big in finale
THOMSON - The Regions Cup Matches returned to its former format Sunday. The result was like old times, too.

Leaney wins German Masters by one stroke over Cejka
PULHEIM, Germany -- Australia's Stephen Leaney shot a 5-under-par 67 and beat hometown favorite Alex Cejka by a stroke to win the German Masters.

Bad back could keep Montgomerie out of Ryder Cup
PULHEIM, Germany -- Colin Montgomerie won't play in the Ryder Cup later this month unless he's assured that his bad back won't prevent him from playing all the matches.

Josey sheds tears, monkey with win

Josey sheds tears, monkey with win
If anybody knows about Josey's struggles over the past three years, it's Eagles senior linebacker Calvin Pryor.

Another summer of postcards shows us the world
We had another great summer with our vacation postcard contest. Not only did you send cards from all 50 states, you did it before Aug. 1.

New ASU men's golf coach chosen
Augusta State University chose Josh Gregory as its head men's golf coach and director of golf Monday afternoon.

'Chronicle' has gone to dogs, sowing strife and division

Norwood labor stance full of hooey

Appoint a new grand jury for Few

Opposes U.N.'s women rights treaty

War with Iraq would be a mistake

Civil War whiners not true Southerners

Don't perpetuate education failure

Jury's 'not-guilty' verdict appalls and perplexes observer

Oust all Augusta incumbent leaders

Make yourself heard if you are concerned by germs near candy

Daily TV highlights for week beginning Monday

'Wild Kingdom' returning to television

Arts calendar

Something fishy is going on

Extended stay

Courting Oscar

Home front

Insurance crisis leads doctors to change jobs

State could cut finances
The state Budget and Control Board, which ultimately decides whether to make cuts to South Carolina's budget, meets Tuesday, and some economists are calling for reductions now rather than later.

Subscriber of the day

Ailing vets point to forced vaccinations

Storm brings strong winds, rain
Tropical Storm Hanna had been downgraded to a depression Saturday afternoon, but that didn't stop it from pummeling the Augusta area with heavy rains and winds of more than 30 mph.

Memories shared at reunions

Storm brings strong winds, rain

News you can use

News you can use

Across the southeast

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -Pupils at a Charleston school are being asked to bring insect repellent to class along with their pencils, paper and homework.

Across the area

Storm spreads rain across the region
ATLANTA - Tropical Storm Hanna, downgraded to a tropical depression, headed for the Carolinas on Sunday after knocking down power lines and tree branches in a path across Alabama and Georgia.

Insurance crisis leads doctors to change jobs
ATLANTA - Thousands of tourists from across America who spent part of July in Las Vegas were gambling on more than slots, blackjack and roulette.

State GOP hears North
Elsie Simpson waited patiently in line with about 200 people for retired Lt. Col. Oliver North to sign her copy of his book, Mission Compromised.

Mystery sickness creates new battles
On May 3, 1991, Carolyn Dixon hung a red, white and blue wreath on her front door and decorated her front lawn with yellow ribbons and a wel-come-home banner.

Suspect's car strikes deputy
A sheriff's deputy who drew his weapon on a shoplifting suspect outside the Augusta Mall was struck by the man's vehicle as he drove toward the officer, authorities said.

Augusta librarian likes more than a good book

State could cut finances

Subscriber of the day

Off to the races

New ASU men's golf coach chosen

Belvedere woman wins senior crown
Gloria Bumpus of Belvedere was crowned Ms. Senior Georgia-Carolina on Saturday evening at the sixth annual pageant at Augusta State University's Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre.

Tenacious fire guts Aiken carpet store
AIKEN - Firefighters narrowly escaped serious injury Sunday in a fire that destroyed an Aiken carpet store and forced the closing of a major thoroughfare for hours.

Off to the races
Runners take off from the starting line in the 26th annual SRP Federal Credit Union Broad Street Ramble 10k race Saturday.

Trustees vote for bible study
Beginning in January, some Barton Chapel Elementary School pupils will have the option of studying the Bible for one hour a week.

Subscriber of the day
Joyce Pompey is today's subscriber of the day.

House panel approves dam funding
An additional $276,000 in funds to design renovations to New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam were approved by the House Appropriations Committee's Energy and Water Development Subcommittee last week.

Neighbors gather for vigil
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - A 12-year-old girl's idea brought her Louisville neighborhood together Sunday to pray for a missing man.

Belvedere woman wins senior crown

Storm spreads rain across the region

Mystery sickness creates new battles

Business coalition prepares requests

Five men charged in burglaries

Augusta librarian likes more than a good book
Nancy Carver spends the better part of her workweek assisting patrons of Augusta's main library branch with 'da books, but the Chicago native's weekends are devoted to 'da Bears.

Business coalition prepares requests
ATLANTA - Suppose Georgia could attract a company that hires people living in cities throughout the state, pays extremely high wages and doesn't pollute.

State GOP hears North

Ailing vets point to forced vaccinations
Teresa Andrews knew what was in the syringes Army doctors had prepared for members of her National Guard unit, and she was having none of it.

Local rapper is shot

Memories shared at reunions
AIKEN - Nearly five years ago, four women who had gone to school together bumped into one another in a department store. They don't remember now which one.

Across the area

Across the southeast
Train cars derail, emitting sulfuric acid

House panel approves dam funding

Husband charged in slaying
AIKEN - An Aiken man surrendered to police Sunday and was charged in the brutal stabbing death of his wife, whose body was discovered by a relative, authorities said.

Five men charged in burglaries
Richmond County investigators arrested two men sought by police for their role in a string of downtown break-ins Saturday, and have charged three others detained during the investigation.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Debbie Kuglar of Beech Island.

Dig volunteers search for artifacts
JACKSON - Archaeology requires a lot of imagination, but it sparks a good bit as well.

News you can use
SEPT. 16, 1983 The Very Rev. Harry W. Shipps, dean of the Convocation of Augusta, was elected bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Georgia on Thursday after 11 rounds of voting.

Across the area
Monday marks the 45th and final day that residents can appeal the worth of their homes and properties after the Richmond County Board of Assessors mailed out revaluation notices early last month.

Across the area
A Fort Gordon soldier died Sunday of injuries he received in a collision on a wet road Saturday, authorities said.

Across Georgia
UNION CITY -Two teenagers accused of killing three people were indicted Friday.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -Architects want to illuminate the Cooper River Bridge's 128 cables and nearly 60-story-high towers to create a virtual "Cathedral of Light" visible from 30 miles away.

Local rapper is shot
Funeral services for a North Augusta man fatally shot in Atlanta last week will be held today at 3 p.m. at the Gibson Chapel of C.A. Reid Sr. Memorial Funeral Home.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Two bodies were found in the trunk of a burning car along Interstate 20 in Atlanta early Sunday morning, police said.

Community cherishes way of life
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Drive down Skidaway Road and you get the feeling that Sandfly is just an intersection where a couple of gas stations face a Piggly Wiggly.

News you can use
Augusta City Council today will consider a proposed contract between the city and Richmond County for joint construction of a crime laboratory.

Across South Carolina

'God was shining' on Pollack
COLUMBIA - South Carolina's quarterback is still shaking his head. He will have to see the replay to believe it - and believe me he will see the replay over and over and over.

NASCAR notebook
LOUDON, N.H. - The race for the 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship continues to be a folly like no other.

NASCAR notebook

Skinner intends to drive
LOUDON, N.H. - As Mike Skinner talked with teammates Saturday afternoon about the work needed on his car before today's New Hampshire 300, his wife did some work of her own.

Skinner intends to drive

Newman wins New Hampshire 300
LOUDON, N.H. - Ryan Newman had a lot of help Sunday in winning the first race in his NASCAR Winston Cup Series career.

Newman wins New Hampshire 300

Johnson might not need surgery for broken neck
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Hawks forward DerMarr Johnson might not need surgery on his broken neck, doctors said Saturday.

Falcons have Dunn very well

Falcons fall to Bears

Bears edge Falcons

Panthers rout Lions

Mr. Donald Taylor    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Anna Gratton    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mr. Nile Johnson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Ms. Sharon Dillman-Mills    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Robin Thigpen    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Nile Johnson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Inez Gunnells    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mr. Thomas Choat    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Darling Heath    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
Mrs. Nellie Lowe    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. John Foust Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Herbert Morgan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ramona Sullivent    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Elizabeth Phillips    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Hortense Hollins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Andrew Parks Jr.    (APPLING, Ga.)
Mr. Luther Derrick Jr.    (BLYTHE, Ga.)
Mr. Wesley Smith Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Archie Cleveland
Archie Cleveland was a great American.

Mr. Cecil Spivey    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)
Andrew Hawkinberry    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mr. Benjiman Carter    (JERSERY CITY, N.J.)
Mrs. Jessie Fulcher    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Ms. Betty Bolen    (LONG BRANCH, S.C.)
Brandon English    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Lela Turner    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Ramona Sullivent    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Foust Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Turnage    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)
Mr. Albert Travis    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Rodney Satterfield    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Robin Thigpen    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Andrew Hawkinberry    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mr. Donald Taylor    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Mildred Berrien    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Maher    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Ernest Longshore Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Arnold    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Lela Turner    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Jessie Fulcher    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Maher (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Herbert Morgan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Wesley Smith Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ramona Sullivent (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Choat (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Andrew Parks Jr. (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Lela Turner (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Anna Gratton (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Arnold (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mildred Berrien (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Gunnells (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Darling Heath (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Ms. Sharon Dillman-Mills (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Andrew Hawkinberry (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Longshore Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rodney Satterfield (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Nile Johnson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Albert Travis (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jessie Fulcher (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Nile Johnson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Benjiman Carter (JERSERY CITY, N.J.)

Mr. Luther Derrick Jr. (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Robin Thigpen (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Robin Thigpen (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie Fulcher (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James Turnage (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Lela Turner (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Andrew Hawkinberry (HARLEM, Ga.)

Jury's 'not-guilty' verdict appalls and perplexes observer
A baby-mama drama, a fragile ego and a gun are ingredients for a homicide. Recently, I attended a homicide trial involving two black males in Richmond County Superior Court. I have attended these trials for more than 10 years, and I can't get used to the stupidity and senselessness. Barbara Thurmond, Augusta

Civil War whiners not true Southerners
The Sept. 9 Chronicle included a letter ("Objects to billboard") by Walker Bridwell McWee, which lamented a billboard that features a picture of former President Abraham Lincoln. The writer stated the billboard offends him, "as it would all true Southerners." Jim Murrah, Martinez, Ga.

Norwood labor stance full of hooey
Robert Novak's column of Sept. 4, "Norwood pushes for tougher accounting procedures for leadership of organized labor," was a joke. R.E. Sanders, Graniteville, S.C.

Appoint a new grand jury for Few
I like to keep things real. Therefore, it's not my intention to defend the dignity, integrity, credibility and character of former Augusta Fire Chief Ronnie Few. And I'm absolutely not concerned about his guilt or innocence. Actually, I want to express my dismay about the special grand jury's presentment about him. E. Maner, Augusta

War with Iraq would be a mistake
A preemptive strike against Iraq would be a colossal diplomatic and military blunder. None of our former Gulf War coalition partners are in agreement and do not support any overt action as of now. Al Kotras, Augusta

Larke's got it right
The disagreement between federal education officials and School Superintendent Charles Larke about whether the Richmond County school system used a decades-old desegregation ruling to avoid complying with the new No Child Left Behind education package is beside the point.

Board's last chance?
Augusta's elected officials - the city commission and legislative delegation - who appoint Coliseum Authority members to oversee the Civic Center/Bell Auditorium complex, displayed little sense of urgency when they met Thursday. Why not?

Right-to-know abused
There are two aspects to complying with the law. One is to heed the letter of the law; the other is to respect the spirit of the law.

Oust all Augusta incumbent leaders
All right, Augusta. Enough is enough. It is time we residents got off our hands and sent a loud message to the leaders we put in office. They are crippling this city by serving their own self-interests and not the people's. George L. Greeley, Augusta

Opposes U.N.'s women rights treaty
Underhanded politicians and lobbyists in Washington often sneak controversial legislation through Congress when the public is focused on other issues, such as Iraq. Andy Windham, Wagener, S.C.

Government fraud
The three Tyco honchos charged with turning their firm into a personal piggy bank - borrowing hundreds of millions and then "forgiving" themselves the debt - recalls U.S. Department of Education officials who used government credit cards a few years back to buy themselves multimillion dollars worth of personal goodies including homes, cars and expensive jewelry.

'Chronicle' has gone to dogs, sowing strife and division
I know the responsibility of a newspaper is great, because of the influence it has on its readers. I see it faltering in its responsibilities. The newspaper influences readers. You may say it even talks, therefore giving it the status of a person. Grady Brown, Augusta

Don't perpetuate education failure
I realize, although I don't understand, that there may be those who are not convinced they should vote against Gov. Roy Barnes and Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor in November. However, The Chronicle's headlines of Aug. 28, "Georgia SAT scores drop to 50th place," should convince everyone that these two men have to go. David Moncus, Waynesboro, Ga.

Off to the races

Area sports announcements

Overtime

Overtime

De La Hoya eyes rosy future after answering critics

Kournikova reaches finals of Shanghai Open

Overtime
A fight after Northwestern's win over Marlboro County left a Trojans assistant coach seeing stars, the Bulldogs quarterback knocked out and at least four Marlboro County players being hit by pepper spray.

Overtime
Colin Montgomerie won't play in the Ryder Cup later this month unless he's assured that his bad back won't prevent him from playing all the matches.

Kournikova reaches finals of Shanghai Open
SHANGHAI, China -- Anna Kournikova rallied from a big second-set deficit to defeat Ai Sugiyama 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday and reach the finals of the Shanghai Open.

Off to the races
Runners take off from the starting line in the 26th annual SRP Federal Credit Union Broad Street Ramble 10k race Saturday.

Area sports announcements
Sept. 20-22: Fall Baseball Tournament at Riverside Park for age groups 10-under, 12-under, 14-under with an age control date of August 1, 2002. Cost is $225 and guaranteed three games. For more information, call Kelvin Lampkin at (706) 863-7523 or (706) 312-7410.

De La Hoya eyes rosy future after answering critics
LAS VEGAS -- Just when it seemed Oscar De La Hoya might be nearing the end of his career, he came up with the fight of his life. In doing so, he also answered a lot of questions about his heart.

Cooking wild
I was hunting a while back with some fellows from Dixie Gun Works in Union City, Tenn. One of them asked for my recipe for venison chili - and thanked me with a copy of his company's Southern Recipes, which includes, among other things, this wonderful dove dish.

Crackerneck provides outdoor opportunities

Cooking wild

Outdoors calendar
FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, AND SATURDAY, SEPT. 21: An archery-only hunt will be held at Bussey Point at Thurmond Lake. Bucks must have four or more points on one side. Check-in is required. Call (800) 533-3478, Ext. 1159, for details.

Rain and bows
Saturday morning's opener of Georgia's archery season was a great time to be outdoors - if you were a duck.

Payday
Kristen Campbell learned what it's like to catch the biggest fish of her lifetime - and get paid $50 at the same time.

Payday

Crackerneck provides outdoor opportunities
JACKSON, S.C. - Mike Caudell has spent 24 years learning every remote corner of the sprawling Crackerneck Wildlife Management Area.

Rain and bows

Panthers rout Lions
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In a battle of two of the worst teams in the NFL last year, the Detroit Lions found a way to make the Carolina Panthers look good - very good.

Bears edge Falcons
ATLANTA -- Brian Urlacher and the Chicago Bears roughed up Michael Vick. A missed field goal and an overturned call helped their cause, too.

Falcons have Dunn very well
ATLANTA - For all the dynamics that make Warrick Dunn the man he is today, one stands alone.

Falcons fall to Bears
ATLANTA - The talk will focus on Jay Feely missing two field goals Sunday, the second of which sailed left of the uprights and guaranteed the Atlanta Falcons a 14-13 loss to the Chicago Bears and a disappointment for the 68,801 fans who sold out the Georgia Dome.

'God was shining' on Pollack

Techbits: Homeland security, camouflaging cell towers, handheld dexterity
SAN DIEGO -- In the name of homeland security, University of California scientists have developed tiny silicon "smart dust" flakes for detecting poison gases, along with ultra-tough carbon fibers that can blast-proof buildings.

Chip makers pinched as buyers move toward cheaper CPUs
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- When Jeanette Bosio was shopping for a computer, she wasn't looking for the fastest processor, richest sound or fanciest graphics. She wanted the best price.

ASU gets state-of-the-art equipment
Kiss the chalkboard-and-overhead-projector days goodbye.

Apple unleashes iPod for PCs
For years, Macintosh computer users suffered taunts from the PC crowd about the limited availability of software and hardware that runs on the Mac platform.

Schools install Internet filters to receive federal money
Dale Alexander, the information technology director for Albuquerque, N.M., public schools, was not exactly a fan of filtering software for blocking pornography and other Web sites deemed inappropriate for children.

Robot to explore pyramid mystery
CAIRO, Egypt -- A robot the size and shape of a child's toy train is exploring one of the enduring questions of Egypt's Great Pyramid: What lies at the end of a shaft first discovered by explorers in the 19th century?

Georgia notebook

Dogs weather storm

Offense continues to sputter

Despite victories, questions remain for Bulldogs
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Don't tell tailback Musa Smith winning makes Georgia's offensive problems OK. He's not buying it.

Despite victories, questions remain for Bulldogs

Dogs weather storm
COLUMBIA - Jon Stinchcomb stood next to Dave Van Halanger on the sidelines Saturday, both powerless to do anything to stop a last-minute drive by South Carolina.

Georgia notebook
COLUMBIA - If there is a quarterback controversy at Georgia, it will have to be put on hold for a few weeks.

Offense continues to sputter
If you told Mark Richt a few weeks ago his team would start the season 2-0, he would have been ecstatic.

Coke, Pepsi or bait?

Odds and ends

Techbits: Homeland security, camouflaging cell towers, handheld dexterity

Schools install Internet filters to receive federal money

ASU gets state-of-the-art equipment

Chip makers pinched as buyers move toward cheaper CPUs

Robot to explore pyramid mystery

Apple unleashes iPod for PCs