Justin Alexander Luke
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Geraldlyn Ann Canady

Geraldlyn Ann Canady
Gerald F. Canady and Virginia A.

Carly Allison Casella

Natalie Jane Nordeen

Abigail Luann Schichner

Ty'Darius Kentrell Jones

Jada Dawn Cohn

Edward Leonard Wilson III

Kali Sierra Reese

Reagan Marie Sminkey

Jacob Cole Hewitt

McKenzie McKie

Madeline Clarice Sauer
BEND, Ore.

Ty'Darius Kentrell Jones
Kevin Jones an

Abigail Luann Schichner
Kevin and Andrea Schichner of Hephzibah announce the birth of a daughter, A

Andrew Jay McTyre

Reagan Marie Sminkey
Derrick Dixon of Borger, Texas, and Kristin Sminkey of Windsor, S.C., an

Haley Sierra Lynn

Reagan Elizabeth Voelp
Mr. and

Christian Tanner Faw

Logan Hunter Chastain
Charles and Crystal Chastain of Grovetown announce the birth of a son, Logan Hunter Chastain, Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Charles and Annie Green and Donald and Ellen Chastain, all of Grovetown.

Kali Sierra Reese
Kee and Cherita Hobbs of Thomson announce the birth of a daughter, Kali Sierra Reese, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Reese of Thomson and Mr. and Mrs. David Hobbs of Dearing.

Timothy William Chipley
Clay and Dana Chipley of Bath announce the birth of a son, Timothy William Chipley, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Sims and Mr. and Mrs. Tim Chipley, all of Langley.

Timothy William Chipley

Jada Dawn Cohn
Bryan and Audrey Cohn of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Jada Dawn Cohn, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Sam and Donna Boyer, both of Columbia, and Nathan and Amelia Cohn of Blythe.

Madeline Clarice Sauer

Chloe Marie Duncan, Carley Michelle Duncan and Carson Daniel Duncan
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Duncan Jr. of Grovetown announce the birth

Haley Sierra Lynn
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lynn of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Haley Sierra Lynn, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James W. Starnes of Grovetown and Mr. and Mrs. Joel S. Lynn Jr. of Augusta.

Christian Tanner Faw

Fredrick Leimond Henderson Jr.
Fredrick and Vernesa Henderson of

Heaven Nevaeh Heard
Elisha Heard and Pamela Teasley, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Heaven Nevaeh Heard, Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Tonya Mackey, Michael Harris and Mr. and Mrs. Roman Heard, all of Augusta.

Heaven Nevaeh Heard

Jacob Cole Hewitt
Dylan McLean and Toni Anne Hewitt of Hephzibah an

Fredrick Leimond Henderson Jr.

Chloe Marie Duncan, Carley Michelle Duncan and Carson Daniel Duncan

Logan Hunter Chastain

Laney Brianne Johnson

Laney Brianne Johnson
Christopher and Nicole Johnson of Appling announce the b

Kennedy Nicole Nelson

Ariana Marie Hill
Jessica R. Hill of Beech Island announces the birth of a daughter, Ariana Marie Hill, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Damond Hill of Beech Island.

Natalie Jane Nordeen
Mr. and Mrs. Skip Nordeen of Martinez announce the

Ariana Marie Hill

Carly Allison Casella
Ga

Reagan Elizabeth Voelp

Kennedy Nicole Nelson
Josephos and Pamela Nelson of Hephzibah announce

Justin Alexander Luke

Andrew Jay McTyre
Brandon Swint and Tamara McTyre, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Andrew Jay McTyre, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Rusty McTyre, Becky Boggs and Larry Swint, all of Augusta.

McKenzie McKie
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald McKie of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, McKenzie McKie, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Johnie Fox and Mr. and Mrs. Curtis McKie, all of Augusta.

Edward Leonard Wilson III
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wilson Jr. of W

Roman sculpture deemed unsafe for the blind
DENVER -- The city wants to put up a marble sculpture of the Roman God Janus, but the plan appears to have a bit of a blind spot.

Odds and ends
VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Looking for a cozy, 132-bed home with no view and plenty of locks on the doors? Porter County may have a deal for you.

Helms hoping for playoff spot
ATLANTA - Wes Helms smiled as he flexed his right thumb for curious reporters Tuesday afternoon in the Atlanta clubhouse, indicating he's almost ready to see his first action since coming off the 15-day disabled list last week.

Marquis hurts Braves' chances

Maddux records 14th victory
ATLANTA - Personal accomplishments do not matter a whole lot to Greg Maddux right now.

Marquis hurts Braves' chances
ATLANTA - It has gone beyond whether he will make the postseason roster. The question now is this: Will Jason Marquis be in a Braves uniform next year?

Maddux records 14th victory

Helms hoping for playoff spot

Stocks fall on economic news, McDonald's warning
NEW YORK -- A drop in industrial production and a profit warning from McDonald's Tuesday took a jab at investors' already shaky confidence in the economy, prompting them to again sell off stocks. The Dow Jones industrials fell more than 170 points.

FutureCall slashes telemarketer pay
Telemarketing company FutureCall LLC cut base wages for its phone agents this week. The move resulted in a small protest at its Augusta call center Monday, and the company said it expects some employees will quit.

Business briefs

Study knocks Georgia on gas deregulation
ATLANTA - Requiring consumers to choose a natural gas marketer or else be assigned to one was a major flaw of Georgia's 1997 gas deregulation law, according to a study of deregulated utilities in five states.

'Flower Lady' earns award
Jeanette Bush's parents opened Bush Flower Shop in North Augusta 81 years ago, having no idea of the deep relationship that would blossom between their daughter and her hometown.

Consumer prices rise in August
WASHINGTON -- Consumer inflation rose 0.3 percent in August, the largest advance in four months, lifted by higher prices for energy products, clothing and tobacco.

Industrial activity drops 0.3 percent in August
WASHINGTON -- Industrial production fell by 0.3 percent in August, the first decline in eight months, a fresh sign of the faltering economic recovery.

Affordable housing lacking for minimum-wage earners
WASHINGTON -- Nowhere in the country could a minimum-wage employee afford to pay rent on a two-bedroom home, an advocacy group said Wednesday. And in three-quarters of the country, even two full-time, minimum-wage jobs couldn't pay for such housing.

First Friday plans cutoff

Stocks fall on disappointing earnings news
NEW YORK -- Investors nervous about third-quarter earnings opted for caution Wednesday and sent stocks lower for a second day. The Dow Jones industrials lost 35 points, reaching a six-week low.

Business briefs
MURRAY HILL, N.J.- Lucent Technologies, once one of the highest flying stocks on Wall Street, traded below $1 a share for the first time Tuesday.

FutureCall slashes telemarketer pay

Chamber funding arrives
Nine months later than usual, the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce finally got its money from the city.

Industrial activity drops 0.3 percent in August

Economy unlikely to suffer in Iraqi war
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- If war erupts with Iraq, the recovering U.S. economy likely won't suffer much, a leading economist told business leaders from the Southeast and Japan on Tuesday.

Long-distance sales gain FCC approval
WASHINGTON - Federal regulators approved BellSouth Corp.'s request to offer long-distance telephone service in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Business briefs
Knology Inc. and its subsidiary Knology Broadband announced Wednesday it has sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to reorganize $444 million in debt.

Study knocks Georgia on gas deregulation

Long-distance sales gain FCC approval

Stocks fall on economic news, McDonald's warning

First Friday plans cutoff
Requiring street vendors to fill out applications and banning amplified music are just the beginning of changes to First Friday as organizers try to keep pace with the monthly event's growing popularity.

'Flower Lady' earns award

Consumer prices rise in August

Business briefs

Stocks fall on disappointing earnings news

Economy unlikely to suffer in Iraqi war

Affordable housing lacking for minimum-wage earners

Clemson doesn't expect let down
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Letdowns? Those are for teams a whole lot more successful than Clemson is right now, Tigers cornerback Kevin Johnson says.

NCAA wants Clemson to resolve questions before certification complete

Hamilton is expected to be an impact player
CLEMSON, S.C. - The way Clemson wide receiver Derrick Hamilton can slip and slide around would-be tacklers, it's no wonder his teammates call him "Noodle."

NCAA wants Clemson to resolve questions before certification complete
CLEMSON, S.C. -- An NCAA panel has given Clemson a year to address problems in its athletic department before renewing its certification.

Hamilton is expected to be an impact player

Clemson doesn't expect let down

College football picks
The Pac-10 is looking for perfection this weekend.

SEC notebook

ACC notebook
The first major showdown to help determine the Atlantic Coast Conference championship is still more than two weeks away, but Clemson can't afford to think about it just yet.

ACC notebook

SEC notebook
Georgia coach Mark Richt is wondering whether the playing surface at Williams-Brice Stadium is unsafe after one of his quarterbacks suffered a broken foot there last week.

College football picks

Just the fax: Zook not looking back at embarrassing playbook scandal

Just the fax: Zook not looking back at embarrassing playbook scandal
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Jack Sells was a scorned former assistant at Tennessee, hoping to help a friend. Ron Zook was the new defensive coordinator at Florida, trying to figure out how to stop the Vols.

Courses seek Regions entry

A ploy for time

Correction

Our daily threat

Dam on schedule

Bar will be raised

Capsules
Walking away from a heart attack is as good as running from it, according to a new study.

Taco dish cuts fat, tastes great
Two weeks back I shared a child-friendly pizza casserole, and there's one other entree that most children I know enjoy: tacos. My daughter C.C. would eat them practically every night!

In the know
How many miles of road has your car traveled? If the odometer on your dash represents an impressive feat of endurance, we would like to hear from you.

'Barbershop' tops weekend box office
LOS ANGELES -- "Barbershop," the comedy starring Ice Cube as the reluctant owner of his late father's haircutting business, buzzed its ways to the top of the weekend box office with its $20.6 million debut.

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, fitness and health activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle.

34 new shows are rolling out for fall
NEW YORK -- Ride a new wave of familiarity as another TV season begins.

Mature masterpiece could be lurking in your cellar
Most people don't have wine cellars because they don't care about the sort of wine that requires aging, wouldn't want to pay the prices involved and just basically want to drink a nice bottle with lunch or dinner.

HBO draws record ratings for premiere of 'The Sopranos'
NEW YORK -- HBO drew the largest audience in its 30-year history for Sunday night's season premiere of "The Sopranos," a turnout that sent tremors through the television world.

Latin Grammys spreads appreciation for Latin music
More than 20 Cuban artists nominated for Latin Grammys were not granted U.S. entry visas and will not attend Wednesday's awards ceremony, officials said.

Seniors find new fulfillment as many retun to workforce
When Octavia Garlington retired as a medical-illustration teacher in 1990, she made a list of things she wanted to do with her free time.

In the know
In an effort to make white teeth a part of a woman's beauty regimen, Crest has introduced a new toothpaste designed specifically for women.

Georgia Tech tries to shake off first loss
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech's season is starting to look frighteningly similar to 2001, which unraveled with four losses in nine games and left the Yellow Jackets out of the final AP Top 25 for the first time in four seasons.

A look at Saturday's BYU-Georgia Tech game
Site - Bobby Dodd Stadium (42,000), Atlanta. Kickoff - 3:30 p.m. EDT.

Ford still out with concussion
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech tailback Sidney Ford will miss Saturday's game against Brigham Young while he recovers from a concussion.

Surprising Hollings leads nation in scoring
ATLANTA -- Appearing for the first time at Georgia Tech's weekly news conference, Tony Hollings appeared to be a bit nervous, clearing his throat several times while answering questions from reporters.

Surprising Hollings leads nation in scoring

Georgia Tech tries to shake off first loss

Ford still out with concussion

My teacher helped us gain hope, not abandon it

Tiger makes a big switch
THOMASTOWN, Ireland -- Tiger Woods switched to the Nike Golf forged irons Wednesday, giving him a new set of tools with the Ryder Cup only a week away.

World ranking sending the wrong message

Tiger cool toward Olympic golf

A Ryder Cup preview only on the calendar
THOMASTOWN, Ireland -- Tiger Woods will be playing with Padraig Harrington before a partisan crowd, most of them cheering for the Irishman.

Practically perfect, Sorenstam puts Solheim in her sites
EDINA, Minn. -- Annika Sorenstam pulled out a 7-iron, looked into the gray sky, stepped up to the ball and made a hole-in-one.

New coach will aid in new practice range
When Josh Gregory accepted the position of director of golf and head men's golf coach at Augusta State University, he inherited more than just a successful golf team.

Tiger cool toward Olympic golf
THOMASTOWN, Ireland -- Tiger Woods would rather play for green than gold.

Hoch already bemoaning Ryder Cup weather

Ocean Course opens after more than three months
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- The Ocean Course reopened Tuesday after a three-month renovation project superised by course architect Pete Dye.

Practically perfect, Sorenstam puts Solheim in her sites

Tiger makes a big switch

Hoch already bemoaning Ryder Cup weather
THOMASTOWN, Ireland -- U.S. captain Curtis Strange has promised that everyone on his Ryder Cup team will play at least one match before the Sunday singles.

New coach will aid in new practice range

World ranking sending the wrong message
THOMASTOWN, Ireland -- For those players who can't get into the World Golf Championships, one simple solution is to play better.

A Ryder Cup preview only on the calendar

Statesboro's Work Horse

Georgia high school football poll

Bacon sizzles for Bryan County

S.C. high school football poll

Glenn Hills in unfamiliar spot

Bacon sizzles for Bryan County
PEMBROKE, Ga. -- At only 5-foot-8, Louis Bacon can clear 6-8 in the high jump and easily dunk a basketball with a vertical leap of 38 inches.

Glenn Hills in unfamiliar spot
Glenn Hills has won just two games out of its last 42 and hasn't made a playoff appearance since 1984. But the Spartans, surprisingly, are leading Region 3-AAAA.

High school football player collapses, dies at practice
PEMBERTON, N.J. -- A 15-year-old high school football player collapsed and died of an apparent asthma attack after a non-contact practice.

Statesboro's Work Horse
Statesboro's Josh Thompson has surprising speed for a 6-foot-1, 289-pound defensive lineman.

S.C. high school football poll
S.C. Prep Polls

Georgia high school football poll
Georgia Prep Polls

Macon has new hockey team for 2002-03 season

Macon has new hockey team for 2002-03 season
MACON, Ga. -- Macon has replaced the Whoopee, which folded after the last hockey season due to lagging attendance.

Sanford has outstanding record

Outraged at precinct negligence that denied him a vote

Martha Burk's attack on Augusta National is hypocritical

Ad-free Masters will be good

Augustan says 'adieu' to visitor

Blacks get silver platter treatment

Reparations have already been paid

Cross-teach creation and evolution

If McIntyre wants to be mayor...

Many ways to pay reparations

Keep the facts straight on evolution

Evolution is a fact, not theory

In the know

Latin Grammys spreads appreciation for Latin music

In the know

Seniors find new fulfillment as many retun to workforce

Capsules

HBO draws record ratings for premiere of 'The Sopranos'

'Barbershop' tops weekend box office

Taco dish cuts fat, tastes great

Health calendar

Heavy rainstorm floods rooms at middle school
A storm that dropped more than 5 inches of rain on parts of the Augusta area Wednesday flooded a Columbia County middle school, disrupting classes and displacing pupils.

Drill Sergeant accused of abuse

Correction
A headline in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have referred to Army Sgt. Eric D. Smith as a noncommissioned officer.

Panhandling policy changes
Richmond County authorities said Tuesday that they will arrest panhandlers who simply ask for money in downtown Augusta, a reversal that is being criticized by a state civil rights organization.

Appeals threaten tax schedule
By Tuesday afternoon, the Richmond County Tax Assessor's office had received about 3,400 appeals of recent property revaluations, pushing the government within a few hundred protests of halting the approval of the county tax digest.

Subscriber of the day

Across South Carolina

Coliseum board makes progress
The Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority achieved a quorum Tuesday for the first time since July and tackled a 22-item agenda in the hope of stabilizing civic center operations.

Clergy stand behind Walker
Nearly two dozen black clergymen gathered Wednesday morning at Thankful Baptist Church in the heart of Senate District 22 to say that although some black ministers may be seceding from Sen. Charles Walker's camp, their support for the five-term Democrat is as strong as ever.

Relatives of gulf war veterans fight same battle against illness

Drill Sergeant accused of abuse
A sergeant at Fort Gordon will be arraigned Oct. 1 for a general court-martial on charges he abused his authority over trainees, military officials said Tuesday.

Relatives of gulf war veterans fight same battle against illness

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Two of James Brown's daughters have filed a federal lawsuit against the Godfather of Soul over unpaid royalties for songs they say they co-wrote with their father, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Appeals threaten tax schedule

Across the area
The search for a missing Louisville man was halted Tuesday, but police said their efforts would begin again this morning.

Candidates vie for political win from test scores

Subscriber of the day

Across the area

TV crew visits Augusta to recreate 1998 slaying
A scene of smoke and death from a bizarre 1998 Augusta murder was relived Tuesday on Henderson Drive for filmmakers from the cable TV show The New Detectives.

Medical center board names director

Fellow officer recalls events

'Civil War' makes fresh return to PBS

News you can use

Survivor of cancer joins rally

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the days is Ralph Barbee of Evans.

Clergy stand behind Walker

Across South Carolina
SMOAKS -Police have charged two Orangeburg college students in the death of a convenience-store clerk and are searching for a third suspect.

Savannah soon will run its own autopsies

Jackson's mayor has big plans
JACKSON - Todd Etheredge wants a lot of things for his town.

Atkins asks for family's forgiveness

News you can use
Sept. 19, 1946 Grand jurors returned 39 true bills and 19 no bills to clear up the criminal docket, Solicitor George Hains said yesterday.

News you can use

Atkins asks for family's forgiveness
AIKEN - Robert Franklin Atkins wants forgiveness and death.

Man testifies against ex-officer

Across Georgia

State justices disbar attorney
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A prominent south Georgia attorney was disbarred Monday, nearly a year after he pleaded guilty to charges of offering a client reduced legal fees in exchange for sex.

Man testifies against ex-officer
After Joe Nathan Green's first drug conviction, his childhood friend Ralph Tyrone Williams talked to him about going straight. After his second conviction, Mr. Williams gave him a pound of marijuana, Mr. Green testified Wednesday.

News you can use
SEPT. 18, 1932 Economic recovery in Augusta and its trade territory was given another boost yesterday with the announcement of a road building contract in excess of $200,000 being awarded to a local contractor and the reported expansion of Babcock & Wilcox refractory plant on the Savannah Road through the moving of the Liverpool, Ohio, plant to Augusta.

TV crew visits Augusta to recreate 1998 slaying

Students meet at pole to pray
A drizzle turned into a soaking rain Wednesday before the annual See You at the Pole prayer rally broke up at Lakeside High School.

Fellow officer recalls events
Fellow narcotics agent Kenneth Boose thought it was odd that Ralph Tyrone Williams called him at home one night to ask the identity of a confidential informant, but when he saw on his caller ID where Mr. Williams had called from, an alarm sounded, Mr. Boose testified Tuesday.

Teacher of the Year, 25, sets early example
AIKEN - As a parent, Principal Teresa Pope offered the greatest compliment to Aiken County's Teacher of the Year.

Candidates vie for political win from test scores
ATLANTA - Public education in Georgia is either the worst in the nation or making some of the most dramatic gains in the South.

Agency fields questions on MOX change
The federal agency reviewing the request to build a mixed-oxide fuel plant at Savannah River Site told the public Tuesday night how a revised construction request for the plant will affect its review.

Money motivated thefts, police say

Money motivated thefts, police say
The five men linked to a string of commercial break-ins in downtown Augusta didn't care how much damage they created; all they wanted was money officials said.

Cause of gulf illness is still unknown
Willie Wright knew that something he came in contact with during the Persian Gulf War was killing him.

Medical center board names director
As Cathy Slade said goodbye to the Georgia Medical Center Authority, Lenie Roos-Gabridge said hello.

Savannah soon will run its own autopsies
SAVANNAH, Ga. - South Georgia law enforcement officials soon will be able to find out more quickly how and why some people died.

Relatives of gulf war veterans fight same battle against illness
In their living room one night in July, Aaron and Carolyn Dixon pulled out a box full of mementos from Desert Storm.

'Civil War' makes fresh return to PBS
Two episodes of Georgia's Civil War, produced by the Georgia Historical Society and the Atlanta History Center, will air back to back Sunday from 10-11 p.m. on GPTV. The entire four-part series will air Monday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and be repeated each night at 10:30.

Site gets closer to salt solution
AIKEN - A Tuesday decision by the Department of Energy lays the groundwork for processing one of Savannah River Site's most problematic legacy waste components: radioactive salts.

Across the area
Two men were indicted on murder charges Wednesday in the death of an Augusta man.

Across the area

Across Georgia
GAINESVILLE -Dorothy Clore beat the odds and saved her restaurant when she won $150,000 from the Georgia lottery.

Full text of Robert Atkins' letter

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -A funeral home owner has been charged with destroying graves while his company was cutting timber and landscaping at a Columbia cemetery, the Richland County Sheriff's Department says.

Relatives of gulf war veterans fight same battle against illness
In their living room one night in July, Aaron and Carolyn Dixon pulled out a box full of mementos from Desert Storm.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Russell J. Wilmore of Martinez.

Panhandling policy changes

Survivor of cancer joins rally
The two sets of pictures tell the story for Pam Anderson. In one set of mammograms on the right, everything is normal; in the set on the left, taken a year later, there is a white, inch-long tumor.

Students meet at pole to pray

Site gets closer to salt solution

Correction

State justices disbar attorney

Across Georgia

Online-threat case has Augusta link
PITTSBURGH - An 18-year-old whose Internet handle was "rapemymomma" asked a chat-room partner in Augusta to brutalize, rape and kill his mother - and to let him watch and help, police said.

Full text of Robert Atkins' letter
The following is the full text of a letter from Robert Atkins, written in response to a letter from Augusta Chronicle reporter, Matthew Boedy. Mr. Atkins is a Georgia state prisoner suspected in the Aug. 4, 2000 rape and slaying of Aiken teen-ager Jessica Carpenter. Although the letter's page numbers have been removed, the text is complete with spelling and punctuation errors intact. The reporter's questions are in boldface.

My teacher helped us gain hope, not abandon it
The day I first walked into high school and plopped down at a desk in world history class, I noticed the teacher working at her blackboard.

NASCAR notebook
DOVER, Del. - Given what's already happened to Jack Roush this season, the fact he's in position to do what no other car owner on the NASCAR circuit has ever done seems almost trivial.

NASCAR notebook

Spotlight on Andy Petree
Here is a profile of NASCAR car owner Andy Petree.

Andretti leaving CART for IRL
INDIANAPOLIS -- Once an outspoken critic of the Indy Racing League, Michael Andretti is the series' newest owner and driver.

Culture, commercialism intrigue doctoral student
DOVER, Del. - James Todd picked a good day to get his first tattoo.

Culture, commercialism intrigue doctoral student

Racing facts - MNBA All American Heroes 400
Here are facts about this weekend's MBNA All American Heroes 400.

Andretti leaving CART for IRL

Patrick Ewing retires after 17-year career

Patrick Ewing Introduced as Wizards' assistant coach
WASHINGTON -- Patrick Ewing was introduced by the Washington Wizards as an assistant coach, one day after he retired from a 17-year playing career.

Patrick Ewing Introduced as Wizards' assistant coach

Patrick Ewing retires after 17-year career
NEW YORK -- Patrick Ewing retired from the NBA on Tuesday, ending the 17-year career of one of the league's greatest centers but leaving him short of his repeated promise to win a championship.

Judge dismisses remaining charges against Allen Iverson
PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson was cleared Tuesday of the remaining two misdemeanor charges against him, five days after prosecutors said they wanted to dismiss the case.

Judge dismisses remaining charges against Allen Iverson

Court papers say NFL been testing Panthers lineman for drugs

Vick: Bears assistant yelled 'take his knees out'

Unitas remembered as quarterback who 'made the impossible possible'

Fantasy Football: Internet provides forum for barbs

Kicker Kasay injured; Panthers look for replacement

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Mrs. Carol Schwenger    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Bernie Covington    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mamie Banks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Dalton Pratt    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mr. Herbert Morgan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Robert Maher
A funeral will be held today for a North Augusta man whose longtime work at Savannah River Site won the admiration and respect of his colleagues.

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Mrs. Sheryl Lloyd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Miss Lois McKie    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Patricia Hunt    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
William Wellmaker    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Jordon Heath    (BATH, S.C.)
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Mr. Darious Walker    (BROOKSVILLE, Fla.)
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Mrs. Nellie Barrett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Featured obituary: Mrs. Renee Russo
Renee Russo devoted much of her time to helping the youth of Augusta.

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Martha Burk's attack on Augusta National is hypocritical
What is Martha Burk, chairwoman of the National Council of Women's Organizations, trying to accomplish with her attack on the Augusta National? Here is Ms. Burk, the head of a women's group, attacking Augusta National's Hootie Johnson because he is the head of a men-only private golf club. Mark Mills, Augusta

Our daily threat
If the three Muslim medical students detained in Florida last Friday on suspicion of terrorism were wrongly accused, we're sorry.

If McIntyre wants to be mayor...
Ed McIntyre is a fine gentleman, and he can become the mayor of Augusta again - if he follows a few steps. Faber Hance, North Augusta, S.C.

A ploy for time
Since the Gulf War over a decade ago, sanctions have tried to prevent Iraq from openly purchasing many things, particularly weapons materiel.

Reparations have already been paid
Regarding Nicole Ball's Sept. 7 letter, "Why blacks deserve reparations." R. Rector, Harlem, Ga.

Dam on schedule
Congress hasn't forgotten the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam. It just seems that way.

Augustan says 'adieu' to visitor
Regarding the Sept. 1 letter by Gerald Hyman of Mt. Kisco, N.Y., "Visitor to Augusta shocked by column on religion." Randall K. Faulkner, Augusta

Outraged at precinct negligence that denied him a vote
I was denied my chance to vote in the Sept. 10 Republican runoff for lieutenant governor and secretary of state through the incompetence of the polling staff at my local voting precinct on Roosevelt Drive. Thomas William Godbee, Augusta

Bar will be raised
One supposes that if the United Nations could be prodded into action on Iraq, anything is possible.

Many ways to pay reparations
What are reparations? Does anybody deserve them? Does the government owe them to anybody? The answer is yes. The next question is, to whom and why? Chlody Meadows, Beech Island, S.C.

Ad-free Masters will be good
Hurrah for Hootie. Scott Michaux and John Boyette's Aug. 31 article, "Masters will air ad-free," about the Masters' decision on telecasting the famed tournament next year without commercials was excellent. Carl W. Rafoth, Augusta

Keep the facts straight on evolution
I take issue with a few points in Hubert Baker's Sept. 2 letter, "There is only one truth in the debate over evolution." Joshua Rice, Lincolnton, Ga.

Evolution is a fact, not theory
I am responding to recent anti-evolution letters by Doug Weaver (Aug. 29) and Hubert Baker (Sept. 2). Richard Baxter, Aiken, S.C.

Cross-teach creation and evolution
On Aug. 20, Chronicle columnist Cal Thomas reviewed the Cobb County School Board's decision to allow both the creation and evolution descriptions "of the origin of the human race." Joseph B. Harris, Washington, Ga.

Correction
In Wednesday's editorial, the amount of money a key House panel approved this month for New Savannah River Lock and Dam renovation plans should have read $276,000. The Chronicle regrets the error.

Blacks get silver platter treatment
White people did not invent slavery. It's not like we were just sitting around one day and decided to own black folks. We did not just go over to Africa and snatch them all up. They were sold by their own people from a land where they were already slaves. If anything, they should be grateful they are here. Even if reparations pass, they still won't be happy. Brian S. Borren, Augusta

Sanford has outstanding record
Which candidate for South Carolina governor received the Taxpayer Superhero Award from Citizens Against Government Waste? David W. Nix, Aiken, S.C.

Overtime

Olympic board gives away $100 million in profits

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Olympic board gives away $100 million in profits
SALT LAKE CITY -- Olympic trustees disbanded Wednesday after approving a plan to spend or give away $100 million in profits from the Winter Games.

Overtime
Wes Byers had a career-best 7-under-par 65 Wednesday to lead USC Aiken to victory in the Johnny Palmer/Old North State Invitational in Badin, N.C.

Williams, Navratilova team up for doubles victory
TOKYO -- With her sister not around, Serena Williams needed a doubles partner. She found one of the best - Martina Navratilova.

Overtime
Three longtime Dogwood Stable employees will assume minority ownership positions in the company, Dogwood president Cot Campbell said Tuesday.

Court papers say NFL been testing Panthers lineman for drugs
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers offensive lineman Chris Terry has been tested for drugs more than a dozen times by the NFL in recent months, according to court papers filed by his estranged wife in a domestic violence case.

Vick: Bears assistant yelled 'take his knees out'
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick said Wednesday that a Chicago coach screamed "take his knees out" during a loss to the Bears last weekend.

Kicker Kasay injured; Panthers look for replacement
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers kicker John Kasay reinjured his groin during practice Wednesday, forcing the team to scramble for a replacement.

Fantasy Football: Internet provides forum for barbs
The message that appeared on the Gridiron Engineers' league Internet message board was typical of any competitive fantasy football league.

Unitas remembered as quarterback who 'made the impossible possible'
BALTIMORE -- With the wail of bagpipes filling the cathedral and his coffin covered in white lilies and roses, Johnny Unitas was remembered as "the greatest," a quarterback who made the impossible possible.

Stealth leads to victory in 'SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals' game
In war, you're either smart or you're dead. That's one of the things that makes "SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals" such a great gaming experience. Developed by Zipper Interactive and published by Sony for the PlayStation 2, it's the best combat game I've seen since "Halo" or "Medal of Honor: Frontline."

Ozone layer repairing itself, scientists say
SYDNEY, Australia -- Chlorine-based chemical levels in the atmosphere have peaked and may be declining, and the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica should close within 50 years, according to scientists in Australia and New Zealand.

Robot enters Great Pyramid
CAIRO, Egypt -- A tiny robot broadcast live television pictures to the world Tuesday as it crept through an ancient pyramid, solving one puzzle but uncovering a new one.

Bucktoothed, rabbit-like dinosaur found in China
A bucktoothed, rabbit-like dinosaur related to Tyrannosaurus Rex and other predators lived in China 128 million years ago, researchers report.

Viewers assume 'Alias' with ABC's online game
LOS ANGELES - ABC is hoping that online game addicts may be more interested in watching Sydney Bristow after they can be the Alias character in an interactive game.

Industry lobbying removes parts of cybersecurity plan
WASHINGTON -- Under intense lobbying by industry groups, a White House panel studying ways to protect America's high-tech backbone has dropped several security ideas and turned others into topics for discussion rather than government mandates, according to the latest version of the plan.

Greene tackles QB solo

Pollack never slows down in pursuit of the big play

Georgia befuddled by lack of offense

Georgia befuddled by lack of offense
ATHENS, Ga. -- No. 8 Georgia wasn't supposed to have trouble getting to the end zone.

Pollack never slows down in pursuit of the big play
AUBURN, Ga. -- Georgia's David Pollack can get downright annoying at practice. He talks constantly, boasting and poking fun at teammates on the other side of the line.

Greene tackles QB solo
ATHENS, Ga. - Mark Richt knows what Georgia fans are thinking.

Courses seek Regions entry
Two courses have made it known they'd like to be part of the popular Regions Cup golf tournament series in 2003.

Robot enters Great Pyramid

Stealth leads to victory in 'SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals' game

Viewers assume 'Alias' with ABC's online game

Industry lobbying removes parts of cybersecurity plan

Ozone layer repairing itself, scientists say