Cubs fire interim manager Bruce Kimm
CHICAGO -- Bruce Kimm got the opportunity he'd always wanted, the job he'd envisioned during the long road trips in the minor leagues.

Playoff umpire assignments announced
NEW YORK -- Bruce Froemming, a 32-year veteran, will head the umpiring crew that will work Games 1, 2 and 5 of the first-round playoff series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Arizona Diamondbacks

Pujols and McRae fired after tying for worst record in majors
Managers Hal McRae of Tampa Bay and Luis Pujols of Detroit were fired Monday after their teams tied for the worst record in the major leagues.

Playoff umpire assignments announced

Pujols and McRae fired after tying for worst record in majors

Cubs fire interim manager Bruce Kimm

TV shows prompt return to recreational reading

Odds and ends
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Four years after Mayor Jim Whitaker walked his dog Naked through town to raise money for the city's Paws-itive Partners animal shelter, the publicity stunt is still reaping rewards.

Filmmakers charged with staging 'Bumfights'
SAN DIEGO -- In one videotape, a homeless man is seen ripping out his front tooth with pliers. Another rams his head into a steel door, and others stomp and pummel each other until they are bloody.

Braves girding for more empty playoff seats
ATLANTA -- Turner Field looked as though it was shutting down for the season Monday - not gearing up for the playoffs.

Braves bring it home
ATLANTA - Braves fans must have worried last winter when word filtered out that disgruntled slugger Gary Sheffield was the team's new right fielder.

Mets top Braves
NEW YORK -- Mike Piazza homered and drove in three runs as the New York Mets ended their worst season in six years by avoiding a four-game sweep to the Atlanta Braves, winning 6-1 Sunday.

Time heals Castilla's wounds

A capsule look at the Giants-Braves playoff series
A look at the best-of-five National League division series between the San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves:

Braves fail to sweep

Braves fail to sweep
NEW YORK - The Atlanta Braveshad to play six months and 160 games to take a measure of themselves. Now, in every sense of the phrase, it comes down to who plays the best in October.

Mets top Braves

Braves bring it home

Braves girding for more empty playoff seats

Time heals Castilla's wounds
NEW YORK - To protect his aching right wrist, third baseman Vinny Castilla stopped diving for ground balls last month. His reluctance allowed a few grounders to become hits, but it also gave his wrist a chance to heal.

Many resume writers don't say what they mean

How to get a lower credit card rate
Q: How do I get a better rate on my credit card?

Many resume writers don't say what they mean
"OBJECTIVE: To show the abilities that I have the job." They must've sneaked in while we weren't looking.

Investors send shares sharply lower Monday
NEW YORK -- Disappointed by news of frail consumer spending, investors sold stocks sharply lower again Monday, pulling the Dow Jones industrials down by triple digits for the second straight session.

Business briefs
BALTIMORE - A federal judge Monday tossed out an $800 million lawsuit filed by a Maryland doctor who claims cell phones caused his brain tumor.

Investors seeking religious-oriented funds
NEW YORK - Disillusioned by the accounting scandals that helped decimate stock prices, a growing number of investors are seeking comfort in mutual funds that match their religious values and offer respectable returns.

Southern tobacco growers facing devastating losses

Investors send shares sharply lower Monday

Investors seeking religious-oriented funds

Southern tobacco growers facing devastating losses
ALBANY, Ga. - Southern flue-cured tobacco growers, plagued by drought, rampant plant disease and untimely rainfall, have suffered through one of their worst seasons in memory and have lost millions.

Monday morning quarterback

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

NC State's Reid named ACC specialist of the week
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Lamont Reid, who scored two special team touchdowns in North Carolina State's 56-24 victory over Massachusetts, was named the Atlantic Coast Conference specialist of the week.

Worse than Fonda

Health care nightmare

In the line of fire

Success II

In brand-new fall TV season, trends are emerging
NEW YORK -- Just four days into the fall TV season, hits and misses are already emerging. And with 25 of the networks' 34 new series on the air, ABC - desperate to rebuild - is still on shaky ground.

In the know
Born four days apart, world-famous film star Charlie Chaplin and world-class monster Adolf Hitler had more in common than you might think.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Cale

Cooking show will raise funds for SafeHomes
Start with the talent of three experienced chefs, add a cup of quick recipes and throw in a dash of fund-raising.

TV highlights for the week beginning Monday
Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson begins his night job this week on "Law & Order" (10 p.m., Wednesday, NBC).

If you've got to have heart, watch 'Gilmore Girls'
LOS ANGELES -- Do you enjoy bright, engaging types who drop witticisms as easily as the Dow sheds points? Stories in which character counts, not car chases per minute? How about romance? You like romance?

Eziemefe aces first test as replacement for Hollings
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- In the past three weeks, Ajevani Eziemefe has gone from a would-be redshirt working with the scout team to the starting tailback at Georgia Tech.

Eziemefe aces first test as replacement for Hollings

Ferguson on golf: Two risks, one reward
SUTTON COLDFIELD, England -- The last captain to have a measurable influence on the outcome of the Ryder Cup was Arnold Palmer in 1963.

Burk encouraged that Augusta members seeking compromise
NEW YORK -- The chairwoman of a national women's group was encouraged Sunday by a report that several members of Augusta National would seek to have the club admit at least one female.

Europe wins the Ryder Cup
SUTTON COLDFIELD, England -- The underdogs were the best from top to bottom.

Ferguson on golf: Two risks, one reward

Europe wins the Ryder Cup

Pacers prepare for run at Division II title

Pacers prepare for run at Division II title
In his final year at USC Aiken, Wes Byers has high hopes.

TV shows prompt return to recreational reading
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.

Woman found dead in street
Richmond County authorities are investigating the death of an Augusta woman who was possibly the victim of a hit-and-run incident early this morning.

These black ministers too political

Don't retire, but rejoice, number 93

Phinizy parking ban draws ire

'Chronicle' should write only what it knows

Richmond County is a sinking ship

DeLoach arranges special day for constituent

What makes flying the American flag really meaningful?

Urges the use of reason, rather than hype, in politics

'Inept' best describes Bill Clinton, not George W. Bush

Rejects new pits for nuclear bombs

Burns' series on Civil War is myth

DeLoach acts on road concerns

McIntyre is a crook, liar

Sanford has character and qualifications to be governor

In the know

TV highlights for the week beginning Monday

In brand-new fall TV season, trends are emerging

If you've got to have heart, watch 'Gilmore Girls'

Seniors calendar

Phoenix affiliation holds promise
For a barometer of where the Phoenix Coyotes are headed as an organization, look at their training camp media guide.

Lynx await Coyotes' assignments

Q & A: How minor league hockey works

Q & A: How minor league hockey works
With the Augusta Lynx set to open their first training camp as an affiliate of the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday, staff writer Rob Mueller poses and answers a few questions about how minor-league hockey works.

Questions have answers for Lynx

Lynx await Coyotes' assignments
When the Augusta Lynx open their fifth training camp at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center on Tuesday, the team that takes the ice will only vaguely resemble the team on the ice for opening night Oct. 11 against the Florida Everblades.

Questions have answers for Lynx
For four seasons, Augusta Lynx training camp has always been about new faces and new beginnings.

Phoenix affiliation holds promise

Across Georgia

Greeks push cleaner image
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Some 300 Georgia State University fraternity hopefuls - trying hard to look cool but not too cool - lined up along Greek row under the watchful eyes of fraternity big brothers at the August rush.

Council debates pay raises

News you can use

Across the southeast
MIAMI -Tropical Storm Lili churned toward the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday and could strike the Gulf Coast by the end of the week, forecasters said.

Portrait of Life

SRS is candidate for new plant

Across Georgia

Veterans describe ailments
For a soldier in the Persian Gulf War, Steven Hegley couldn't have gotten stuck at a worse place at a worse time on March 4, 1991.

Rants and Raves
I LIVE IN Goshen. Today in the mail I received a letter from the Augusta Utility Department about water restrictions. On Burning Tree Lane there is a pipe that breaks about every month, and I am sure that thousands of gallons of water are lost. No wonder we are on water restrictions. Fix the problem.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Peggy Koon of Augusta.

Opening statements scheduled in race riot trial

Subscriber of the day

Police arrest ex-cashier in credit card swindle

Men recall Mississippi riots

Lake manager will discuss water situation with public
Despite 7 1/2 inches of recent rain across much of the Savannah River Basin, drought-stricken Thurmond Lake has risen only slightly - prompting lingering concerns about the reservoir's hoped-for recovery.

Subscriber of the day

Trailblazer enjoys aesthetics

Leaders stop in to praise HOPE
GEORGIA SCHOLARSHIP TOUR

Rants and Raves
I LIVE IN Goshen. Today in the mail I received a letter from the Augusta Utility Department about water restrictions. On Burning Tree Lane there is a pipe that breaks about every month, and I am sure that thousands of gallons of water are lost. No wonder we are on water restrictions. Fix the problem.

Grand finale
Overall attendance at Boshears SkyFest 2002 was low, but on Sunday the mood of event organizers remained up.

Portrait of Life
It was a different world then, particularly if you had cancer.

Across the area
A Hephzibah man was charged Sunday with stabbing another man in the stomach during a weekend fight over a woman, authorities said.

Bar owner will appeal for permit
James Hoar is scheduled to reappear before Augusta commissioners this week to appeal last month's denial of alcohol and dance hall licenses for his Broad Street bar, Underground Augusta.

Teen charged in brother's death
A Beech Island 17-year-old has been charged in the fatal shooting of his older brother, authorities said Sunday.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Smog season, which ended Monday in metro Atlanta, got worse this year, making experts question whether the region will be able to meet federal clean-air standards by 2004.

Man cares for county's poor

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - More than 126,000 delinquent taxpayers will receive notices from the state Revenue Department in the next couple of weeks letting them know they qualify for the Tax Amnesty program.

Across South Carolina

Across the area
A Belvedere woman was arrested Sunday after her son told police she tried to stab him because he wouldn't help her move furniture.

Greeks push cleaner image

Street will be open for First Friday
City officials said Monday they will not close a section of Broad Street to create a pedestrian walkway for this week's First Friday festival, though they have not ruled it out for subsequent events.

Veterans describe ailments

SRS is candidate for new plant
AIKEN - Savannah River Site is a strong candidate to receive a permit to build a new nuclear-power plant, a Dominion Energy Inc. official said Monday.

Bar owner will appeal for permit

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Cathy Royal of Evans.

Across South Carolina

News you can use
OCT. 1, 1927 ATLANTA - "Golf means fellowship," Bobby Jones told a banquet of Georgia's elite yesterday. "It bridges the gap of generations. It is the only game I know where a father and his son may meet on exactly an equal basis, where the good player and the duffer may compete in the keenest terms."

Across the southeast

Police arrest ex-cashier in credit card swindle
A former customer service cashier at Ross Dress for Less clothing store has been charged with distracting customers, stealing their credit cards and using them for her own personal shopping spree, police said.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A rant for Highway 421 through the valley. The railroad tracks are deplorable. You can't keep a vehicle in line. When are Sen. Tommy Moore and Rep. Smith going to do something about this?

Witness identifies man as molester
At first glance, Debra Quinn felt annoyed that a couple would be kissing in public, she testified Monday.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A rant for Highway 421 through the valley. The railroad tracks are deplorable. You can't keep a vehicle in line. When are Sen. Tommy Moore and Rep. Smith going to do something about this?

News you can use
SEPT. 30, 1980 Workmen took the roof off Butler High School, and Mother Nature this weekend tried to turn it into a swimming pool.

Dispute leaves 2 jails empty
DARIEN, Ga. - McIntosh County has two empty jails, and it's not because the crime rate has dropped to zero.

Opening statements scheduled in race riot trial
YORK, Pa. - Without the deadly bullet or the gun that fired it, prosecutors will open the trial Tuesday in the 1969 slaying of a black South Carolina woman at the hands of a white mob during York's race riots.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - A fire that damaged a boarding house in west Savannah left six people temporarily homeless.

Trailblazer enjoys aesthetics
ATHENS, Ga. - You wouldn't suspect Walt Cook is one of Georgia's most revered environmental heroes, judging from one in-your-face bumper sticker on his truck.

Man cares for county's poor
David Titus began his public-service career as a county commissioner 10 years ago.

Dispute leaves 2 jails empty

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -A state audit shows that paving contracts awarded since 1995 might have cost more than they should have because of a lack of competition. More than $200 million has been spent on the contracts.

Across the area

Men recall Mississippi riots
Melvin Brown still can't comprehend why fellow Americans erupted with such ugliness and so much violence just because one man, a U.S. citizen, an Air Force veteran, wanted an education.

Grand finale

Lake manager will discuss water situation with public

News you can use

Council debates pay raises
AIKEN - Aiken County Administrator Clay Killian said Monday that long-overdue raises could appear for some county employees by the end of the year.

Across the area

Johnson takes points lead

Schumachers at front and back at start of U.S. Grand Prix

NASCAR stiffens concussion policy

Schumachers at front and back at start of U.S. Grand Prix
INDIANAPOLIS -- The early going in the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday had a Schumacher at each end of the lineup.

Gordon repeats in Kansas City

Johnson takes points lead
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Jimmie Johnson couldn't figure out why so many people converged on his race car moments after he finished 10th in Sunday's Protection One 400 at the Kansas Speedway.

Gordon repeats in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The pass that mattered most in Jeff Gordon's victory Sunday at the Kansas Speedway came with more than an hour remaining in the Protection One 400.

NASCAR stiffens concussion policy
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- NASCAR is taking steps to keep drivers with concussions off the track, after Dale Earnhardt Jr. revealed he drove in several races while unable to fully concentrate or communicate with his crew chief.

Jordan: maybe off the bench, maybe not
WASHINGTON -- Michael Jordan isn't ready to give up his spot in the starting lineup just yet.

SEC women's basketball tournament comes to Arkansas
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Southeastern Conference women's basketball tournament will be making its first appearance west of the Mississippi River when it starts next March at Alltel Arena.

Back to the beginning

Monday Night Football: Ravens top Broncos

Graham still Carolina's kicker - for now

Packers edge Panthers

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Mr. Herman Shank    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Kathleen Sarver    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. William Thigpen    (JEWELL, Ga.)
Miss Brandy Sanders    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Henry Chambers    (ANDERSON, S.C.)
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Featured obituary: Mr. Nelson Hatcher
In his spare time, Nelson Hatcher enjoyed drag racing, and he even owned a few race cars.

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Mr. Troy Slater    (COBBTOWN, Ga.)
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Mr. Lawrence Moore    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Kathleen Sarver (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Thigpen (JEWELL, Ga.)

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Mrs. Helen Williams (WRENS, Ga.)

Dr. Mary Summers (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Troy Slater (COBBTOWN, Ga.)

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Mrs. Willamena Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Johnson (NEWNAN, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Burnam (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Lester Wiley Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Oliver Kelly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Juanita Walker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Florine Warren (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Chambers (ANDERSON, S.C.)

Mr. Everett Usry (WRENS, Ga.)

DeLoach arranges special day for constituent
I would like to promote the attributes of GOP state Rep. George DeLoach of House District 99. Lonnie Usry, Augusta

Richmond County is a sinking ship
The Sept. 24 Chronicle front page featured a most interesting article titled "Study backs salary raises." This is irrefutable proof that being a successful employee of some selected sections of Richmond County is based on arrogance, greed, irresponsibility and a great deal of being totally unethical. Want further proof? The two editorials in the same edition, "Don't fund waste" and "Down the drain," provide it. William C. Myles, Hephzibah, Ga.

Worse than Fonda
Saddam Hussein is willing to hide behind Iraqi women and children. Why not hide behind duplicitous Democratic congressmen?

McIntyre is a crook, liar
Regarding Faber Hance's Sept. 19 letter, "What McIntyre should do," I agree 100 percent. If Ed McIntyre said all that Mr. Hance wrote that he should say, he would be the biggest liar in town. We know it takes a liar and a crook to be a politician, and Mr. McIntyre is both. L. Wayne Newman, Augusta

'Chronicle' should write only what it knows
I get tired of reading area stories in your paper that were written by someone who has not even visited what he's writing about. Take the Sept. 18 editorial, "Dam on schedule," about the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam. Ronald G. Swank, Blythe, Ga.

DeLoach acts on road concerns
I am a resident of south Richmond County. For some time now, my neighbors and I have been concerned about the dangerous intersection of Bath-Edie Road and Georgia Highway 88. This past Labor Day someone was killed there. This was only the latest in a series of serious accidents, which have plagued this intersection. Julie Weathersbee, Blythe, Ga.

What makes flying the American flag really meaningful?
Sept. 11 has come and gone and, again, American flags are up and waving. Families attended services offered throughout the Central Savannah River Area. Dennis M. McClendon, Evans, Ga.

Urges the use of reason, rather than hype, in politics
I am often amazed with the display of ignorance on political and economic issues. The political extremists (both Republicans and Democrats) would like you to believe that the opposing party is to blame for what's wrong in the world, and they would like to take credit for what's right. Aaron Johnson, North Augusta, S.C.

Sanford has character and qualifications to be governor
Republican Mark Sanford's six productive years in Congress are his best qualifications for being elected governor. Mr. Sanford was careful with tax money. In 1995, 1997 and 1999 he was ranked No. 1 in the Congress by Citizens Against Government Waste. Taxpayers for Common Sense inducted him into the Taxpayer Hall of Fame and stated: "If Congress had more Mark Sanfords, government waste and the national debt would be much lower." Mr. Sanford was so frugal that, every year, he returned at least $250,000 of his office allowance back to the U.S. Treasury. Pete Carpenter, Aiken, S.C.

Don't retire, but rejoice, number 93
With regard to the Sept. 11 editorial, "We counted on them," why retire the number 93? Why not say it with emphasis while remembering the heroes of Flight 93 when you are counting it? John Liebe III, Grovetown, Ga.

Phinizy parking ban draws ire
Regarding the "Phinizy parking pulled" article on the Sept. 1 Outdoor page (11C), I offer the real reason Angel Hamilton (proprietor of Angel's Taxidermy) and her partner complained about access to Phinizy Swamp Wildlife Management Area (WMA) from Bobby Jones Expressway - and it has nothing to do with trespassing, litter or highway safety. Steve Sheetz, Martinez, Ga.

Health care nightmare
In many parts of the country, soaring costs of medical malpractice premiums have shut down trauma centers, forced physician specialists out of business and created dangerous shortages of medical care.

Burns' series on Civil War is myth
"For there to be peace, there is a certain class of people who must be killed; men, women and children. To these people, death will be mercy."- Gen. William T. Sherman. Jay Mowery, Aiken, S.C.

Rejects new pits for nuclear bombs
The Feds want to start making new pits for nuclear bombs and is considering the Savannah River Site as the place to do it, according to the Sept. 13 edition of The Augusta Chronicle. The men at Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness have revealed their interest in the weapons side of nuclear energy by saying how great this would be for our area. Have we all gone mad? Victor Reilly, Aiken, S.C.

'Inept' best describes Bill Clinton, not George W. Bush
Regarding Anne Cook's Sept. 17 letter, "George 'Wreck' Bush ruining nation with ineptness, inaction," I would like to remind Ms. Cook that the economy was slowing down a year before President George W. Bush was elected, and former President Bill Clinton inflated the economic report to mislead the country on the state of the economy. (Imagine, Clinton lying!) Richard Posey, Aiken, S.C.

These black ministers too political
I read The Chronicle on Sept. 19 ("Clergy stand behind Walker," Metro), saying the Rev. K.B. Martin and the Rev. Clarence Moore are supporting a white Republican candidate (Randy Hall) against incumbent state Sen. Charles Walker, D-Ga. I would like to say that these two black preachers appear to have taken on the "crab" mentality; crabs in a bucket, and when one tries to get out, the others pull him back in. Joseph Diggs Sr., Augusta

In the line of fire
In the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, we heard a lot of talk, and said it ourselves, that the world had forever changed. But in quickly recovering and going about our daily business, albeit heartbroken, it was sometimes difficult to see just how the world had really been altered.

Success II
Thank you, everyone who pledged to Continental Challenge II. And congratulations to co-chairman Woody Merry and other organizers who put the campaign together and exceeded their $528,000 goal by $20,000.

Overtime

Overtime

Serena Williams wins sixth title in seven outings

Chang wins first-round match in Japan

Serena Williams wins sixth title in seven outings
LEIPZIG, Germany -- After six titles in seven tournaments, Serena Williams figures she's earned the right to take a break.

Chang wins first-round match in Japan
TOKYO -- Michael Chang defeated Francesco Clavet 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in the first round of the Japan Open on Monday.

Overtime
USC Aiken, ranked fourth in Division II, is in sixth place after the 36-hole first day of the Gunby Jordan Invitational at Columbus State University.

Overtime
Augusta State turned in another solid round to finish second at the Carpet Classic in Dalton, Ga. Clemson overcame a 10-stroke deficit to claim first.

Packers edge Panthers
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Happy anniversary, Brett Favre.

Back to the beginning
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Coach Dan Reeves thinks he'll have all of his first-string players healthy for the first time in eight weeks when the Atlanta Falcons host Tampa Bay Sunday.

Monday Night Football: Ravens top Broncos
BALTIMORE -- Winless no more, the Baltimore Ravens made a mockery of the unbeaten Denver Broncos long before Chris McAlister taunted them during the longest play in NFL history.

Graham still Carolina's kicker - for now
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Shayne Graham is still Carolina's kicker, at least for another day.

News Web sites moving away from 'shovelware'
NEW YORK -- During baseball's spring training, The Arizona Republic created interactive graphics of stadiums in the area so visitors to its Web site could sample views from various seats.

Solar sailing project launch expected this fall
ITHACA, N.Y. -- For 12 seconds on a blustery December morning in 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright kept their hand-built flying machine aloft on the wind over the North Carolina coast, a seminal event that opened the age of air travel and changed the world.

Judge dismisses $800 million lawsuit alleging cell phones cause brain tumors
BALTIMORE -- A federal judge Monday threw out an $800 million lawsuit filed by a Maryland doctor who claims cell phones caused his brain tumor.

Hospitals abandon soap and water for alcohol rinses
SAN DIEGO - Soap and water may be all washed up. Many hospitals are switching to quick-drying alcohol gels to keep hands clean as evidence builds they stop dangerous germs faster and better.

It's time for flu shots
WASHINGTON -- Flu-shot season begins next week, and this year marks the first time parents are being urged to get babies and toddlers vaccinated because influenza sends its tiniest patients to the hospital as often as it does the elderly.

Gary provides one of Georgia's most dangerous weapons
ATHENS, Ga. -- Damien Gary always takes the field wearing a special wristband.

Gary provides one of Georgia's most dangerous weapons

Holtz trying to give Pinkins some experience for next season

South Carolina injuries pile up
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina's top tackler and starting center need surgery. There's no sure date when its best receiver will return and the offensive line again resembles a patchwork of youngsters and converted defenders.

South Carolina injuries pile up

Holtz trying to give Pinkins some experience for next season
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Corey Jenkins moved the South Carolina Gamecocks to the Vanderbilt 23, then went to the sideline. Sophomore Dondrial Pinkins came in and finished off the 80-yard drive with a 23-yard touchdown pass.

An unplanned life
The certificate attached to the refrigerator at Johnnetta Edwards' home is proof of her bright future.

My pad
Ashton Sutton, 15, a freshman at Lakeside High school.

Audio best

My ride
Nicholas Hill, 18, a freshman at Augusta State University.

Sex before marriage has too many risks

Xtreme calendar

Question of the week
Q: Is there a school you can go where you can become a model? - 16-year-old Augusta girl

Sex before marriage has too many risks
If you ask most people why they will not abstain or have not abstained from premarital sex, you get crummy reasons: "I didn't want to wait," "Well, why not?" "It felt good," "He said he loved me," etc. Many people just don't care anymore. Look at our society. Everyone is doing what they want.

Should teens wait?
Sex is a very taboo, sensitive subject, especially in regards to teenagers. Society generally holds that sexual activity should be reserved for marriage, but today, many teens are choosing to engage in sexual activity outside of that bond.

My style
THE FACTS: Zakiyyah Murray, 17, a senior at Glenn Hills High School, and Starlisha Williams, 15, a sophomore at Glenn Hills.

Absence policy deters many teen parents
For teenage girls who become Pregnant, the vicious cycle of persistent poverty may be hard to avoid.

An unplanned life

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Absence policy deters many teen parents

Xtreme calendar
New on video and DVD: The Scorpion King, starring Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. pro-wrestling star The Rock, as a desert warrior fighting to save his homeland; and Brotherhood of the Wolf, starring Samuel Le Bihan as a man sent to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast in 18th century France.

Question of the week

Parent's dating is awkward for teen
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM I'm in a relationship with this boy that I've known my entire life and now my mom and his dad are dating. What should I do? - 16-year-old Aiken girl.

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Should teens wait?

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