Video watch
JUST OUT: Murder by Numbers, Enigma and Big Fat Liar

Concert calendar

Applause calendar

At the movies: 'The Tuxedo'
Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker - inspired. Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson - gangbusters. Jackie Chan and Jennifer Love Hewitt - huh?

Arts festival needs some fine-tuning

Arts festival needs some fine-tuning
Here's a hypothetical situation: An automobile manufacturer introduces a new model to the market, a car that blends engineering excellence with unsurpassed beauty. Imagine this snappy little speedster as an instant hit with consumers, who buy the cars as quickly as the overworked assembly line can pump them out.

Video watch

Director's vision energized American cinema
Let's pause a moment to send some silent birthday wishes to one of Hollywood's sadly neglected masters. Arthur Penn, who turns 79 today, got his start in live television and moved on to Broadway before taking a crac

Standing ovations

Standing ovations
Augusta Magazine will hold its annual Best of Augusta Bash from 7-10 p.m. Thursday at Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St. The event features food, drinks and entertainment by winners of Augusta Magazine's Best of Augusta poll. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, call Lisa Golden, 821-0646.

Club calendar

Peppermill offers leisurely Sunday dining
Augusta restaurants on early Sunday afternoons have much in common with airports. Crushing crowds, interminable waits and disembodied voices on intercoms all conspire to make Sunday lunch our favorite meal to eat in.

'King and I' gets same lavish treatment as film

Ramblin' Rhodes: Blind singer reads about honor
Thanks to modern technology, blind vocalist Clarence Carter can use the Internet and read about his induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

Mini reviews

Flying high
Look, up in the sky. It's a bird, it's a plane it's ... oh, it is a plane.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Blind singer reads about honor

'King and I' gets same lavish treatment as film
During his lifetime, King Mongkut of Siam was a Buddhist monk, a skilled statesman, an astronomer, an avid reader and a linguist.

At the movies: 'The Tuxedo'

Stunt pilot is at home in the sky
In one fluid move, the camera sweeps across the closely-cropped grass landing strip, keeping Gary Ward's Giles G-202, a buzzing hummingbird of an airplane, in the center of the frame. Reachin

Director's vision energized American cinema

At the movies: 'Sweet Home Alabama'
"Sweet Home Alabama" is so wildly uneven, it should have been called "Sweet and Sour Home Alabama."

Flying high

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.

Peppermill offers leisurely Sunday dining

Concert calendar
CHARLIE DANIELS: Thursday, Oct. 17, Western Carolina State Fair, Aiken Jaycees Fairgrounds; $17; 278-4TIX or tixonline.com.

At the movies: 'Sweet Home Alabama'

Applause calendar
COLUMBIA COUNTY FAIR: Sponsored by Merchants Association of Columbia County; 6 p.m. weekdays, noon Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 5; Columbia County Fairgrounds, Columbia Road; $10, $12 Fridays and Saturdays; Billy Becton, 863-7645.

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

Stunt pilot is at home in the sky

Battered Diamondbacks lean on pair of aces
PHOENIX -- More than ever, the Arizona Diamondbacks' chances of repeating as World Series champions rest on the mighty left arm of Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling's powerful right.

Battered Diamondbacks lean on pair of aces

Don't get burned by tall tales on the Internet

Rain washes out Braves' finale in Philly

Rain washes out Braves' finale in Philly
PHILADELPHIA - Given a choice between waiting out Thursday night's rain or jumping on their buses and heading for dinner in the Big Apple, the Atlanta Braves were happy to say goodbye to soggy Veterans Stadium.

Smoltz sets NL save mark

Braves notes
NEW YORK - It turns out the Atlanta Braves could have popped the champagne on their Thursday night bus ride here, having already clinched home field advantage for the playoffs.

Braves notebook

Braves notes

Braves notebook
PHILADELPHIA - Atlanta manager Bobby Cox hasn't announced his pitching rotation for next week's division series yet, but it's likely Tom Glavine will start the first game, and will be followed by Greg Maddux and Kevin Millwood.

Smoltz sets NL save mark
NEW YORK - The 96 mph fastball is still part of his repertoire. So is a slider that's been described as the game's best.

September's market woes likely to linger

Financial leaders hold talks

State could net auto plant
Economic developers say a large auto plant in Pooler, Ga., could cause a ripple effect of investment up to 150 miles away, as far north as Augusta, west to Macon and south to Brunswick.

Economy grows at 1.3 percent rate in the second quarter

Financial leaders hold talks
WASHINGTON - World finance leaders, seeking to project confidence in the face of a slumping global economy and a worsening economic crisis in Latin America, pledged greater coordination Friday to take on problems, including a prime U.S. goal: more action to choke off terrorist finances.

State could net auto plant

Businessman is out to heat up product's sales
Tripp Nanney, the operations manager for Laredo and Lefty's Salsa, shows that his product is being sold at the Kroger in Evans. Mr. Nanney recently regained the rights to the product and has his eye on getting it back to its former glory.

Business briefs

Group recalls profession's history

Factory orders down, reflecting continuing problems in economy

Business briefs
The annual Women in Business Signature Event on Thursday at Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta drew 520 people.

Factory orders down, reflecting continuing problems in economy
WASHINGTON -- Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket goods dipped by 0.6 percent in August, another negative signal for the struggling manufacturing sector.

Mill decision disrupts Barnes' job effort
ST. MARYS, Ga. - The day after Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes announced an agreement to help pay for a study that could save 900 jobs at Durango-Georgia Paper Co., the company announced that the mill's only machine that had been producing paper was shut down.

Businessman is out to heat up product's sales

Economy grows at 1.3 percent rate in the second quarter
WASHINGTON -- The economy grew at an annual rate 1.3 percent in the spring, a performance that was slightly stronger than previously thought but which still marked a dramatic slowdown from the beginning of the year.

Mill decision disrupts Barnes' job effort

Group recalls profession's history
The seeds of change often end up being planted on the desks of human resources departments.

September's market woes likely to linger
NEW YORK -- As Wall Street stumbles toward the month's end, September is living up to its historical promise of being the year's worst time for stocks. And it appears likely that relief won't come until November at the earliest.

Family-owned store finds niche, keeps it
Since 1967, John Bragg has been popping into Hildebrandt's grocery store and deli counter.

Are more losses ahead for Bowden, Seminoles?

Gators, 'Cats come at big game from different directions
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- At Kentucky, the coach wins to go 4-0 and gets a two-year contract extension. At Florida, the coach wins to go 3-1 and gets to keep his job another week.

Today's game of the week
Georgia Southern is trying to snap a two-game league losing streak.

Today's game of the week

Are more losses ahead for Bowden, Seminoles?
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State dropped the ball against an unranked team in September for the second straight year, and the next loss could knock the Seminoles out of contention for the national championship.

Gators, 'Cats come at big game from different directions

What we are owed

Barnes draws a rave

Daschle outrageous

Must we do this?

Mushrooms eat away at lawns
I like mushrooms in a salad and on my pizza, but I don't like them in my yard.

Mushrooms eat away at lawns

Burchett's back on track
STATESBORO - James Burchett knows more than he wants to about patience.

Ga. Southern looks to seniors to pull team out of 1-2 hole
STATESBORO, Ga. -- As freshmen, Freddy Pesqueira and Charles Clarke won a national championship in Chattanooga's Finley Stadium. Ditto their sophomore years.

Eagles try to rebound at Chattanooga
After seeing its 29-game home winning streak snapped by Wofford last week, Georgia Southern will try once again to find a passing game when it hits the road for a Saturday night game with Tennessee-Chattanooga.

Gailey backs Gathers in his time of trouble
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech defensive end Greg Gathers was found in possession of a weapon in a campus apartment early Sunday, according to a report filed by the Georgia Tech police department.

Suggs could be key for injured Yellow Jackets
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The time is now for Georgia Tech to get more production from A.J. Suggs.

Burchett's back on track

Eagles try to rebound at Chattanooga

Ga. Southern looks to seniors to pull team out of 1-2 hole

Suggs could be key for injured Yellow Jackets

Gailey backs Gathers in his time of trouble

Zahringer wins U.S. Mid-Amateur
GREENWICH, Conn. -- George Zahringer became the oldest winner of the Mid-Amateur championship Thursday.

Roberts finishes strong to take lead in Texas Open
SAN ANTONIO -- Loren Roberts sank two long birdie putts on his last three holes and PGA rookie Pat Perez made nine birdies Friday to share the second-round lead at the Texas Open.

Gamez takes first-round lead in Texas Open
SAN ANTONIO -- Robert Gamez had nine birdies and shot 7-under-par 63 to take a one-stroke lead over John Huston and Frank Lickliter after the opening round of the Texas Open on Thursday.

A time to remember, a time to compete

One record Tiger would like to disown
SUTTON COLDFIELD, England -- Kidding or not, Tiger Woods said last week there were a million rea$on$ why he'd rather win a tournament than the Ryder Cup.

Gamez takes first-round lead in Texas Open

U.S. rally narrows early gap

One record Tiger would like to disown

U.S. rally narrows early gap
SUTTON COLDFIELD, England - David Toms blinked as if seeing Sam Ryder's ghost. Colin Montgomerie grimaced as if passing a stone.

A time to remember, a time to compete
SUTTON COLDFIELD, England -- Separated on stage by the gold Ryder Cup trophy they desperately want to win, U.S. and European players paused to remember why they had to wait so long for the chance.

Roberts finishes strong to take lead in Texas Open

Easier treatment for common health problem facing men - enlarged prostate
A medical procedure that until recently was only available at the hospital is now being offered by some physicians in an office setting, making it easier to treat one of the most common health problems facing men over 50

Working with your doctor to get the best care
Once you've selected your doctor, it's vital to establish a good, working relationship with him or her.

Important questions to ask before surgery
Millions of Americans have surgery each year. Most of these surgeries are not emergency procedures, therefore, the patient has plenty of opportunity to sit down and talk with his or her surgeon to understand exactly what is involved with the procedure and ask questions about it. Here are some important items to consider, courtesy of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR).

Health notes
Here is a recipe for surviving flu season: Nourish your body and maintain a robust immune system with anti-oxidants. If you are a little short of a well balanced diet, nutritional supplements can help keep you healthy. Vitamin supplements are beneficial to many body processes, like: growth, digestion, mental functioning and resistance to infection

Keeping seniors healthy
Senior adults can help protect their health by taking steps to prevent flu and pneumonia.

Exercise is a fine idea for older adults
There is no denying the health benefits exercise provides, from keeping the body trim to improving morale. Regular exercise can also help older adults in a variety of ways.

Men: Are you at risk?Get screened for prostate cancer
The Kidney & Urology Foundation a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping people avoid the debilitating effects of kidney and urologic diseases disorders affecting as many as 70 millions Americans today is urging men to get screened for prostate cancer if they suspect they may be at risk for the deadly disease.

Bone health - What every woman should know
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that millions of women age 50 and older who have not been assessed for osteoporosis may be at increased risk of fracturing a bone.

Prevention is the key to fighting women's cancers
Learning more about the value of regular check-ups, education and the early detection of gynecologic cancers may help women live longer and healthier lives.

Busy women with migraine face more than just a headache
Women today are busier than ever. The increased responsibilities of balancing work, family activities and home life leave little time for anything else - yet there is a debilitating condition that affects millions of American women, a condition that often leaves them unable to perform even the most simple tasks: migraine headaches.

Do your homework when picking a doctor
Choosing a health care provider can be a daunting task.

Rebels' Weaver a dream

Rebels find satisfaction

Statesboro crushes Cross Creek

Statesboro crushes Cross Creek

Key matchups

Jefferson County loses by one point

Thomson's dominance continues

Washington-Wilkes wins

Prep picks

Aquinas wins in OT

Hephzibah shows promise

Washington-Wilkes wins

In good hands

Thoroughbreds keep perfect start with win

Augusta Christian overwhelmed

Curtis Baptist falls to Eagle's Landing

Blackville-Hilda comes up short

Rebels' Weaver a dream

Prep games on the radio

Screven County gets easy victory

Undefeated Hawks move up in poll

Laney beats clock

North Augusta runs over Airport

Jefferson County loses by one point

Wardlaw blanks Long Cane

'Pack's Pollard peaks

Hephzibah shows promise
Hephzibah coach Todd Booker said his squad's 27-9 loss to Josey on Sept. 13 was the worst game he had ever seen the Rebels play.

Blackville-Hilda comes up short
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Blackville-Hilda scored early in the game, but never dented the scoreboard again in a non-region loss to Swansea.

Undefeated Hawks move up in poll
After last week's 34-6 blowout win over Hunter-Kinard-Tyler, Blackville-Hilda raised its record to 4-0 and jumped one spot to No. 2 in the South Carolina Class A poll.

Jefferson County loses by one point
DANIELSVILLE, Ga. - Jefferson County missed an extra point kick with no time left in the game as Madison County escaped with a victory.

In good hands
AIKEN - He played the game like it was any other. He tallied 10 pancake blocks, about what he averages a game. He opened holes for his tailback. He helped lead his team to another win.

North Augusta runs over Airport
North Augusta coach Joe Long urged his team to put the game away early Friday.

Prep games on the radio
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m.-South Aiken at Silver Bluff (WINZ-AM 1340)

Key matchups
Here are this weekend's key matchups.

Washington-Wilkes wins
LEXINGTON, Ga. - Herman Wymn scored three touchdowns and rushed for 127 yards as Washington-Wilkes blanked previously unbeaten Oglethorpe County in the Region 7-AA opener for both teams.

Rebels find satisfaction
Hephzibah coach Todd Booker said his squad's 27-9 loss to Josey on Sept. 13 was the worst game he had ever seen the Rebels play.

Wardlaw blanks Long Cane
MCCORMICK, S.C. - Brian Salley and Kevin Moloney fired Wardlaw Academy past Long Cane in an 8-man game.

Wolfpack's good play overcomes bad break
Friday night against Butler, the Greenbrier defense bent but didn't break. The same can't be said about the collarbone of Wolfpack quarterback Brooks Robinson.

Washington-Wilkes wins
LEXINGTON, Ga. - Herman Wymn scored three touchdowns and rushed for 127 yards as Washington-Wilkes blanked previously unbeaten Oglethorpe County in the Region 7-AA opener for both teams.

Augusta Christian overwhelmed
LEXINGTON, Ga. - First Presbyterian limited Augusta Christian to 115 yards of offense, rolling to a victory over the Lions.

Prep picks
I had my bags packed, ready for my big trip to Commerce to see Lincoln County tangle with the Tigers and try to give Red Devils coach Larry Campbell his state-record 347th victory.

Madison County prevails
DANIELSVILLE, Ga. - Jefferson County's Sean Walker missed an extra-point attempt after scoring on a 57-yard pass on the last play of the game, and the Madison County Red Raiders escaped with a heart-stopping 14-13 win Friday night.

'Pack's Pollard peaks
When his junior varsity coach moved him to cornerback last season, Orlando Pollard was a little puzzled.

Statesboro crushes Cross Creek
STATESBORO, Ga. - Statesboro exploded for 20 first-quarter points en route to a one-sided Region 3-AAAA victory over winless Cross Creek.

Aquinas wins in OT
ATHENS, Ga. - Aquinas took a non-region victory over Athens Christian as Josh Altoran delivered in overtime.

Jefferson County loses by one point
DANIELSVILLE, Ga. - Jefferson County missed an extra point kick with no time left in the game as Madison County escaped with a victory.

Statesboro crushes Cross Creek
STATESBORO, Ga. - Statesboro exploded for 20 first-quarter points en route to a one-sided Region 3-AAAA victory over winless Cross Creek.

Rebels' Weaver a dream
JOHNSTON, S.C. - He's not blessed with size or big-play speed, but Strom Thurmond's Kevin Weaver showed the Rebels there's a lot to be said about heart.

Curtis Baptist falls to Eagle's Landing
MCDONOUGH, Ga. - Eagle's Landing held Curtis Baptist in check while grinding out a shutout victory in the non-region game.

Thoroughbreds keep perfect start with win
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - Anyone at Silver Bluff on Friday night who thought South Aiken's 4-0 start was a fluke got a dose of reality as fans from the visiting bleachers spilled out onto the field in celebration after the Thoroughbreds' thrilling 13-12 victory.

Screven County gets easy victory
GUYTON, Ga. - Screven County opened up its Region 2-AAA schedule with an easy victory over South Effingham.

Thomson's dominance continues
THOMSON - Before Lakeside's players were able to get their jerseys dirty, Thomson began to do what it has done all season: dominate.

Rebels' Weaver a dream
JOHNSTON, S.C. - He's not blessed with size or big-play speed, but Strom Thurmond's Kevin Weaver showed the Rebels there's a lot to be said about heart.

Laney beats clock
Laney's J.K. Sabb attended the Georgia-South Carolina game a few weeks ago.

Don't get burned by tall tales on the Internet
When we featured Nancy Carver, the Augusta library's information specialist, in a story last week, she made the point that the Internet has a lot of information, but a lot of it is suspect.

Sanders' traditional family values

Democrats should begin to think and act as Americans

Liberal Demo's letter is propaganda

Americans are dealing with unfamiliar subject: the truth

Iraqi war: 'Hell no, we won't go'

Bell's qualities make him the best

Will Barnes to run for president?

Thomson still needs doctor

Augusta needs McIntyre

Keeping seniors healthy

Bone health - What every woman should know

Working with your doctor to get the best care

Health notes

Important questions to ask before surgery

Busy women with migraine face more than just a headache

Do your homework when picking a doctor

Subscriber of the day

Writers compile research guide about homicide
It's not an Agatha Christie murder mystery, but this 1,462-page book has a similar subject - homicide.

Crabbers ask state for help
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Commercial crabbers facing another record low harvest this year from drought and disease might be eligible for federal fishery disaster relief funds, Georgia officials say.

Volunteers repair United Way facilities
Linda Murray spent her day off painting. But it wasn't her home that was getting a face-lift; it was the Salvation Army's homeless shelter.

Across South Carolina

Worker shoots two at office
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A state worker in the Florida Department of Health described as "disgruntled," shot two co-workers at a downtown office building Thursday morning, Jacksonville Sheriff Nat Glover said.

Flier earns Aviator of the Year title
Being the owner of one of the biggest car dealership groups in Augusta hasn't kept Greg Hodges grounded. He's been flying everything from helicopters to gliders for two decades now and is licensed to operate anything that soars through the air save a blimp.

Jury clears 6 student sweatshop protesters
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Six Florida State University students arrested on trespassing charges during a campus protest against sweatshop labor in March have been found not guilty by a jury.

Across South Carolina
SRS warns workers of layoff potential

Hundreds accept SRS buyout

Across the area

FAA presents airport with $2.4 million grant
With the airport preparing to launch into a period of major construction, a few extra dollars would help significantly.

Crash cleanup

FAA approves airport's plan
The Augusta Regional Airport finally got its green light to begin rebuilding.

Across the area
A Richmond County deputy was in critical condition Friday after being beaten with a tire iron in an off-duty altercation, said Richmond County Sheriff's Office Maj. Ken Autry.

Flight preparations
In the shadow of one of the Blue Angels F-18 jets, FedEx Express stunt plane crew chief Richard Hamilton cleans off his plane in the Morris Communications Co. hangar at Bush Field, where preparations are under way for the Boshears SkyFest 2003.

Redistricting tops GOP agenda
ATLANTA - Georgia Republicans lined up this week to promise legislative votes next year on issues such as tax cuts, new jobs and tough sentences for criminals.

Man served time for teen shooting
Latterio Deandre Collins. It was a name that kept bothering Sheriff Ronnie Strength.

University Hospital votes to add parking
As nearby office space at University Hospital filled up with physicians and patients, so did the main visitor parking deck.

Schools mourn pupils' deaths
An Evans Elementary School kindergartner killed in a tragic accident Wednesday night became the second fatality in two weeks for the Columbia County school system.

Doctor finds success in work, weights
Laryssa McCloud is more than just a beautiful mind.

School superintendent takes case to D.C.
Richmond County schools Superintendent Charles Larke will meet with U.S. education officials today in Washington to discuss a federal court order that allows the school system to postpone implementing a provision of a national education reform law.

State takes final part of battlefield
ATLANTA - The state agency in charge of historic preservation has signed off on the final land acquisition necessary to save the site of the Civil War Battle of Resaca north of Atlanta.

Environmental division dedicates Augusta office
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division's new Augusta office is a key link in the agency's plan to decentralize compliance matters traditionally handled from Atlanta.

Jury clears 6 student sweatshop protesters

Park service tries to lure visitors
WINDSOR, S.C. - It might not get the same number of visitors as locations on the coast or in the mountains, but Aiken State Natural Area outside Windsor isn't too shabby.

Man served time for teen shooting

Judge sends man to prison
A man who was previously convicted of accosting women in business restrooms and was accused of the same behavior in July received a 12-year prison sentence this week.

FAA presents airport with $2.4 million grant

Across the area

Ad problems delay tax hearings

Flier earns Aviator of the Year title

Farm offers history lesson
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Dave Robinson watched curiously Friday as the early 20th century corn binder, with its rusting chains and crankshaft, was pulled by two horses around a field. He wondered out loud, "Why?"

GOP requests documents from Hodges

Lies by UGA applicants can escape detection
ATHENS, Ga. - Less than a year before essays will begin playing a greater role in the University of Georgia admissions process, school officials say students are already lying on their applications and there's not enough resources to catch all of the truth-stretchers.

Arizona officials find drugs in Georgian's car

Slaying suspect denied bond
An Augusta man accused of receiving a $2,000 payment for allegedly helping in an execution-style slaying was denied bond Friday.

Slaying suspect denied bond

Crabbers ask state for help

Late trial worries some

Crash cleanup
Ernie Fuehrer of Apple Towing sweeps up glass at an accident scene. Richmond County sheriff's Deputy Benny Thain suffered minor injuries Thursday after a Chevrolet Cavalier - driven by Jason Robinson - ran a red light at Seventh and Telfair streets and struck the patrol car, officials said. Deputy Thain was in fair condition at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Mr. Robinson was cited for running a red light and no proof of insurance, police said.

Redistricting tops GOP agenda

Across Georgia
DECATUR, Ga. -Decatur's highest-ranking female police officer, who charged that she was fired because she is gay, will not get her job back.

Judge sends man to prison

Trainer remembers Blue Angels
Amid broken clouds, wind and intermittent showers, the six-member Blue Angels squadron performed practice runs Friday afternoon - preparing for the real thing today.

Doctor finds success in work, weights

Rants and raves questions answered
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:THIS IS FOR all the people with cell phones. Please lower your voice. I am not interested in your conversation.

Worker shoots two at office

Rants and raves questions answered
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

FAA approves airport's plan

Trainer remembers Blue Angels

Flight preparations

Appeals on bond rejected by judge

News you can use

State takes final part of battlefield

Missing man had reported attack

Across the Southeast

GOP requests documents from Hodges
COLUMBIA - The state Republican Party is asking Democratic Gov. Jim Hodges' office for documents tied to Cabinet meetings, correspondence and e-mail, travel and staff pay.

Court filing follows store raid in June

Jury selected in race riot trial

Volunteers repair United Way facilities

School superintendent takes case to D.C.

Victim, priest discuss abuse

Across the Southeast
COLUMBIA -A Clover man paid a $440 fine for harassing, feeding and enticing an alligator, according to the state Natural Resources Department.

Writers compile research guide about homicide

Court filing follows store raid in June
AIKEN - Court documents filed Friday attempt to force the forfeiture of a van the documents state was used to deliver drugs from a convenience store that police say was home to a multi-state crack cocaine distribution ring.

Subscriber of the day

Hundreds accept SRS buyout
AIKEN - More than 500 Savannah River Site employees have left the nuclear facility as a result of its work force restructuring, a spokesman for the site's top contractor said Friday.

Farm offers history lesson

Rants and raves
Comments from readers: THIS IS FOR all the people with cell phones. Please lower your voice. I am not interested in your conversation.

Jury selected in race riot trial
YORK, Pa. - An all-white jury has been selected in the trial of three white men charged with murder in the death of a young black South Carolina woman during York's 1969 race riots.

Subscriber of the day
Carrie Ashby is today's subscriber of the day.

News you can use
SEPT. 27, 1974 Fort Gordon officially will be designated next week as the U.S. Army Signal School, military sources said yesterday.

Arizona officials find drugs in Georgian's car
ATHENS, Ga. - The owner of an Athens bar has been arrested in Flagstaff, Ariz., after state police found 40 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his car, authorities said.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Marjorie Dianne Musick of Augusta.

Victim, priest discuss abuse
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The memories of 30 years of hatred and graphic dreams of revenge flooded Skip Keller of Jacksonville as he sat knee-to-knee with the man he said molested him as a 14-year-old altar boy.

Missing man had reported attack
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Police investigating the disappearance of a 66-year-old Louisville resident are focusing on a stun-gun attack the man reported earlier this year.

Late trial worries some
YORK, Pa. - In this old, faded manufacturing town, the question of fairness has surrounded the biggest trial York has seen in decades.

Across the area
Mayor Bob Young is making a money-back guarantee for this weekend's air show, Boshears SkyFest 2002, but he's not sure how refunds will be awarded if anyone tries to cash in.

Appeals on bond rejected by judge
Two men facing domestic violence charges, who said Friday that the charges are bogus allegations by spiteful women, will remain behind bars.

Ad problems delay tax hearings
Public hearings on a proposed property tax increase will be delayed one week, and historical information on city millage will be re-advertised in Sunday newspapers after city officials learned Thursday they had released erroneous data to the public.

Park service tries to lure visitors

Strange solicits advice from Gamecocks coach
Please, do not call Dave Odom and complain about the U.S. team's 4 1/2 -3 1/2 deficit to Europe after the first day of the Ryder Cup.

One city, two hosts: Who rates the best?
In this corner, there's Charles McNeil, who loves to tell listeners of Fox Sports Radio WINZ-AM 1340's Sports Wrap with The Mac Daddy is the "No. 1-rated sports talk show in Augusta."

Earnhardt puts season back on track
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. said the cobwebs that filled his head after a vicious crash at California are gone. And so are the excuses.

Waltrip wins his first Busch pole of season
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Michael Waltrip won his first Busch Series pole in five years Friday, earning the inside front start for Saturday's Mr. Goodcents 300 at Kansas Speedway.

Montoya eager for another shot at Indy

Waltrip wins his first Busch pole of season

Dale Jr. injury hidden
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be asked to tell NASCAR why he continued to drive - and why he didn't notify the sanctioning body he was suffering lingering effects of a concussion - after a hard crash last April at California.

Dale Jr. injury hidden

Montoya eager for another shot at Indy
INDIANAPOLIS -- Juan Montoya can do something even runaway Formula One champion Michael Schumacher can't in Sunday's SAP U.S. Grand Prix.

Earnhardt puts season back on track

Celtics sold to investment group for $360 million
WALTHAM, Mass. -- The Boston Celtics have been sold for $360 million, putting one of the NBA's original and most storied franchises in the hands of a private investment group.

Magic, magicians to enter new basketball Hall of Fame
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- The Magic man and a team full of magicians. Globetrotters and one well-traveled coach. Two mentors who helped generations reach their potential, and one young man who never will.

Magic, magicians to enter new basketball Hall of Fame

Jordan to return for second year with Wizards

Jordan to return for second year with Wizards
WASHINGTON -- Michael Jordan plans to play another season with the Washington Wizards, confident his 39-year-old knees are healthy enough to allow him to finish his contract with the team.

Celtics sold to investment group for $360 million

Moss apologizes, but not to officer

McNabb resigns with Eagles

Pro picks

Falcons' Brooking fined for taking helmet off

Peppers, Rucker make formidable team for Panthers

Mr. Arlie Price    (KITE, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruby Henninger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Miss Jennifer Pettit    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Ms. Mary Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Suzanne Cassedy    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Anderson    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. Lee Appling    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Lee Appling    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Willamena Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. David Barton    (WAGENER, S.C.)
Mr. Jimmy Gantt Sr.    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Evelyn Bennett    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
Miss Brandy Sanders    ( HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Rosa Wilcher    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Mr. Maxwell Troutman    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Annie Whitfield    (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)
Mrs. Adell Belton    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Juanita Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Oliver Kelly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Morgan Beverly    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Richard Hunter Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Margaret Brabham    (OLAR, S.C.)
Mr. Nelson Hatcher    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Patricia Brady    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Gennie Collins    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. John Buff    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mr. Giles Batchelor Jr.    (LOGANVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Vera Burton    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mr. John Sharp    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Ulyses Cave    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Chlotilde Smith    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Jerry Clark    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Gennevieve Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Ellison    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
Mrs. Doris Barlow    (RIDDLEVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Otis Faircloth Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Harry Vaiden Jr.
As an avid tennis player, Harry Vaiden Jr. shared his love for the sport by teaching people how to play the game.

Mrs. Ruby Henninger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Peterson Jr.    (PLEASANTVILLE, N.J.)
Mrs. Belva Hill    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mr. George Kelly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Queen Jones    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. Michael Johnson    (NEWNAN, Ga.)
Mr. George Kelly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Roy Holston    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)
Ms. Ruby Morgan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Lamar Heath    (GIRARD, Ga.)
Mr. Verle Peters    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Leslie Hargrove    (MILLEN , Ga.)
Mrs. Annie Shank    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. David Crawford    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. Jule Tindall    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Ulyses Cave    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Featured obituary: Ruby Henninger
Besides spending much of her time in the kitchen cooking, Ruby Henninger's favorite thing to do was play Scrabble - she always won.

Mrs. Lizzie Brown    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Elinor Stone    (AMARILLO, Texas)
Mrs. Gennevieve Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Sharp    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. James Thomas III    (SPARTANBURG, S.C.)
Mr. Judson Sims Sr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Annie Shank (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Holston (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mrs. Lizzie Brown (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Lee Appling (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Sharp (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Brabham (OLAR, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Ruby Henninger

Mrs. Belva Hill (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Ulyses Cave (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Doris Barlow (RIDDLEVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Brady (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Jerry Clark (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Judson Sims Sr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Queen Jones (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. David Barton (WAGENER, S.C.)

Mr. Otis Faircloth Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lamar Heath (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mr. David Crawford (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Johnson (NEWNAN, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Wilcher (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Henninger (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elinor Stone (AMARILLO, Texas)

Mrs. Gennie Collins (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Gennevieve Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Henninger (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Verle Peters (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Ruby Morgan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Adell Belton (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Maxwell Troutman (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Chlotilde Smith (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Ulyses Cave (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. George Kelly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Suzanne Cassedy (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Willamena Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Jennifer Pettit (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Nelson Hatcher (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Mary Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Sharp (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Whitfield (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)

Miss Brandy Sanders ( HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. John Peterson Jr. (PLEASANTVILLE, N.J.)

Mr. Oliver Kelly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Anderson (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Arlie Price (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. James Thomas III (SPARTANBURG, S.C.)

Mrs. Juanita Walker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lee Appling (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leslie Hargrove (MILLEN , Ga.)

Mr. James Ellison (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mr. Jule Tindall (AIKEN, S.C.)

Americans are dealing with unfamiliar subject: the truth
Reading the letter, "George 'Wreck' Bush ruining nation with ineptness, inaction," by Anne Cook in the Sept. 17 Chronicle was quite a chore. Yes, our grand economy of the '90s that was contrived on grossly overvalued "dot coms" and cooked books by companies such as Enron can be attributed to former President Bill Clinton. After all, he was and is the personification of lies and deceptions. M.J. Young, Thomson, Ga.

What we are owed
NOTICE: Augusta commissioners will be holding public hearings Oct. 7 and 14 to officially and ceremoniously go through the motions of accepting public input on proposed property tax increases as required by law.

Will Barnes to run for president?
It is all but certain now that Gov. Roy Barnes will be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States, if he can be re-elected as governor. Milton Gresham, Evans, Ga.

Bell's qualities make him the best
At a time when the public is clamoring for good people to run for public office, I want to commend David Bell for offering himself as a candidate for the Georgia General Assembly. Doug Barnard Jr., Martinez, Ga.

Democrats should begin to think and act as Americans
It has already been a year since the Sept. 11 attacks on our country. The terrorists not only attacked Americans, but killed people of 70 other nationalities. The terrorists do not remember what the Pearl Harbor attack did to the Japanese nation. And so will be the result of this attack. Robert B. Heynneman, Augusta

Augusta needs McIntyre
I was pleased when I received word that former Augusta Mayor Ed McIntyre had qualified to run in the November election to reclaim his position. After suffering through four years of Mayor Bob Young's "do nothing" administration, I'm greatly heartened to know that voters will have another chance to do that, which by all rights, should have been done four years ago. Mr. Young has been an abysmal failure. The Rev. Dr. M. Allen Flowers, Augusta

Sanders' traditional family values
During the last few election cycles, candidates have emphasized family values, often picturing their spouses and children in campaign ads and TV commercials. Republicans have particularly promoted the importance of traditional family values. Ernest Law, Aiken, S.C.

Liberal Demo's letter is propaganda
I try to ignore the distorted ramblings from the Cook family, but the one on Sept. 17, "George 'Wreck' Bush ruining nation with ineptness, inaction," from Anne Cook is too outrageous. Alan R. Jackson, Hephzibah, Ga.

Iraqi war: 'Hell no, we won't go'
"Hell no, we won't go." This should be the rallying cry from all the young people to the American Caesar and his cabal of right wingers who are hell-bent on starting World War III. Jo Tuero, Augusta

Barnes draws a rave
The Cato Institute's annual grading of governors gives Georgia's Roy Barnes the highest score for a Democrat, a "B," and South Carolina's Jim Hodges one of the lowest scores, a "D."

Must we do this?
It is legend that anyone born in America can grow up to be president someday.

Thomson still needs doctor
Regarding the Sept. 13 article, "Doctor pleads guilty in OxyContin case": T. Usry, Thomson, Ga.

Daschle outrageous
Tom Daschle would have to work very hard to make a bigger fool of himself than he did Wednesday on the floor of the U.S. Senate. The majority leader from South Dakota brought a whole new dimension to the word hypocrisy with his intemperate denunciation of President George W. Bush.

Serena Williams easily reaches semifinals

Sports digest

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Tyson says he only occasionally stayed at home in Ohio

Riders obtain varsity status

Sports digest
"Brilliant! Fantastic! It's the best start we've made to a Ryder Cup for over 30 years and that really gives us something very positive to build on." -European captain Sam Torrance, on his team's start in the Ryder Cup

Overtime
Twelve basketball players from Georgia, Georgia Tech and Georgia State face NCAA suspensions for playing in what the organization called an unsanctioned summer league, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on its Web site Friday.

Serena Williams easily reaches semifinals
LEIPZIG, Germany -- Serena Williams easily reached the $585,000 Sparkassen Cup semifinals Friday, then wondered aloud whether she is playing too much.

Overtime
Four Georgia Tech players were selected to the Atlantic Coast Conference's 50th Anniversary Team, which was announced Thursday by commissioner John Swofford.

Riders obtain varsity status
ATHENS, Ga. - Unlike the University of Georgia's football team, which will play before a sellout crowd today, there won't be much of a following when Lindsey Finn and her equestrian teammates open the season in Columbia.

Tyson says he only occasionally stayed at home in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Mike Tyson testified before the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals on Thursday that he only occasionally stayed at his estate in northeast Ohio.

Fishing Report
High east-to-northeast winds brought on by inclement weather have put the brakes on budding school fish anglers this week, but the weekend outlook is pretty good.

Fishing tournament news

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. 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.

Fishing Report

Pro picks
The San Diego Chargers, 6-26 over the last two seasons, already have won three games this year.

Moss apologizes, but not to officer
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Randy Moss apologized to his team, family and friends Thursday, but insisted he wasn't looking for trouble when he was arrested on charges of pushing a traffic officer with his car.

McNabb resigns with Eagles
PHILADELPHIA - Donovan McNabb can spend the rest of his NFL career in a city that originally didn't want him.

Falcons' Brooking fined for taking helmet off
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons linebacker Keith Brooking has been fined $5,000 by the NFL for taking off his helmet on the field during Sunday's 30-3 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Peppers, Rucker make formidable team for Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Julius Peppers didn't know much about fellow defensive end Mike Rucker when he joined the Carolina Panthers as the second pick in the NFL draft.

Veggies telling new tale in movies
Ten years ago, who knew Bob the Tomato?

Something special
Bingo, sit-down volleyball, music, dancing or making pizza are fun to most anyone - no one is left out - and that is the goal of Asbury United Methodist Church.

Faith and fellowship calendar
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: 10 a.m. today, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, Evans to Lock Road; and 3 p.m., Hickman Park; with the Rev. Cynthia Taylor; all animals welcome; pets should be on leases or in carriers; 210-1133.

Church will close, but its ministry will continue
Steve Dent was 19, a soldier at Fort Gordon, when he and a friend decided to check out Broad Street Baptist Church.

Online extra
Say the words Christian rock to many music fans and the first image or sound that springs to mind (if anything) is often the cheesy, color-coordinated 1980s hair-metal band Stryper.

Faith digest
The Rev. Cynthia Taylor, vicar of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter, will bless animals at 3 p.m. today at Hickman Park, 965 Hickman Road. Pets must be restrained either with a lease or in a carrier. For more information, call the event's sponsor, the Augusta Humane Society, at 736-0186.

Strange solicits advice from Gamecocks coach

Wireless gadgets taking art of flirting to new level
On her way home from London, Sara Gartman checked her cell phone and saw the text message from a friend she'd just left: "if we had met earlier and u werent leaving ..." read the line he'd tapped in from his own cell phone.

New hepatitis C treatment cures more with less side effects
An experimental new combination of drugs for hepatitis C cures more patients with fewer side effects than the standard treatment for the potentially deadly, liver-destroying infection, researchers say.

Cooper: redshirt year as freshman 'great idea'
EDITOR'S NOTE: Less than two months ago, former Screven County star running back Michael Cooper began fall camp as a heralded freshman at the University of Georgia. Cooper was almost certain he would play this season, but he recently learned he will be redshirted. Cooper regularly shared his thoughts through the process with Staff Writer Larry Williams.

Gamecocks, Bulldogs steel weigh options
Fifteen years ago, it wasn't hard to find an offense that ran the option. Plenty of teams in college football used the scheme, and programs such as Oklahoma, Nebraska and Clemson perfected it.

Cooper: redshirt year as freshman 'great idea'

Gamecocks, Bulldogs steel weigh options

Holtz impressed with how Vandy uses option in offense
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Lou Holtz has used every variation of the option offense at one time or another. He also knows how much trouble his South Carolina Gamecocks have stopping the run.

Skip Holtz says South Carolina checked allegations
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina assistant Skip Holtz says coaches interviewed players, parents and boosters after allegations surfaced earlier this month that the NCAA was asking questions about the Gamecocks' football program.

Holtz impressed with how Vandy uses option in offense

Skip Holtz says South Carolina checked allegations

New hepatitis C treatment cures more with less side effects

Wireless gadgets taking art of flirting to new level

Faith digest

Something special

Veggies telling new tale in movies

Church will close, but its ministry will continue

Faith and fellowship calendar

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