Mini reviews

Club calendar

Coop captivated fans quietly

Silence is golden
Dialogue or no, Wings, the 1927 movie that won the first Academy Award for best picture, still has much to say.

At the Movies: 'Red Dragon'

Readers' responses can be interesting
My e-mail bag has been bulging with feedback:

Video watch

Standing ovations
The University of South Carolina Aiken Theater Department will premiere the original play Wax Works at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Standing ovations

Vanilla Fudge will leave bad taste in your mouth
Wines generally age well (except those that come in a screw-top bottle or in a plastic jug).

Vanilla Fudge will leave bad taste in your mouth

Weekend will have several chances to be festive
Be it sassafras, souvlakia or silent cinema, local festival organizers are finding reasons to celebrate.

Actress personified Roaring Twenties

At the Movies: 'Red Dragon'
With all due respect to Anthony Hopkins, the world did not need to see him play Hannibal Lecter a third time.

Readers' responses can be interesting

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.

Applause calendar

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

Silence is golden

Applause calendar
COLUMBIA COUNTY FAIR: Sponsored by Merchants Association of Columbia County; 6 today and noon Saturday; Columbia County Fairgrounds, Columbia Road; $12; Billy Becton, 863-7645.

Concert calendar

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

Actress personified Roaring Twenties
Clara Bow's life reads like a Cinderella story, a real-life interpretation of one of her own movies.

Video watch
Here's a list of new video releases.

Coop captivated fans quietly
Blink and you'll miss him.

Players pleading guilty to drug possession face automatic suspensions
NEW YORK -- Players who plead guilty to drug possession face automatic suspensions under baseball's new labor contract.

Angels even series with Yankees

No smiles in a sorry season for Valentine

Players pleading guilty to drug possession face automatic suspensions

No smiles in a sorry season for Valentine
NEW YORK -- A day after being fired as manager of the New York Mets, Bobby Valentine offered some insight on a lost season and a lost job.

Angels even series with Yankees
NEW YORK -- Having watched how comebacks are created in the Bronx, the Anaheim Angels put together one of their own.

Scioscia aware Angels haven't accomplished anything yet

A's rout Twins
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Behind Mark Mulder's steady pitching and a whole lot of timely hitting, everything was back to normal for the Oakland Athletics.

Homer Hankies, earsplitting noise await Oakland
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Homer Hankies will be back on Friday night.

Homer Hankies, earsplitting noise await Oakland

Scioscia aware Angels haven't accomplished anything yet
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- One postseason victory is not a big deal to Anaheim Angels manager Mike Scioscia.

Cards take 2 game lead over Dbacks

Cards take 2 game lead over Dbacks
PHOENIX -- They battered Randy Johnson and eased past Curt Schilling. The St. Louis Cardinals headed home needing one victory to finish off the World Series champions Arizona Diamondbacks.

Postcards are a good way to share information

Megan Remon Rucker II

Dillon Christopher Landrum

Isaac Hunter Kirby
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kirby of Bath announce the birth of a son, Isaac Hunter Kirby, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Dave and Theresa Mason of Old Meadows, Idaho, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kirby Sr. of Bath.

Zackary Danial Kimel

Shelby Morgan Attaway

Tia Denise Scott

Claire Lee Black

Bailie Tanks Johnson

Marquita LaShay Nicole Kelly
Mario Brisbon and Tina Kelly, both of Augus

Natalie Christine Smith

Shelby Morgan Attaway
Lee and Tracey Attaway of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Shelby Morgan Attaway, Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Morgan of Hephzibah, Gene Attaway of Augusta and the late Lee Roy Attaway.

Amya Kelis Toole

Isaac Hunter Kirby

Arryonda' Pilar Haynes
Vassnetter Michelle Haynes of Augusta announces the birth of a daughter, Arryonda' Pilar Haynes, Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Doris L. Haynes and James Holmes, both of Augusta.

Keri Nan and Kali Ruth Garrett

Ronald Dain Williams

Haley Summer Kitchens
Charles Tommy and Jennifer Lynn Kitchens of Martinez anno

Daniel Lee Payton

Zackary Danial Kimel
David and Carrie K

Kendall Elizabeth Quarles
Jeffery and Stacy Quarles of Evans announce the birth of a daughter, Kendall Elizabeth

Bobby Jell Tucker Jr.
Bobby Jell and Eva Pearl Tucker of Sparta, Ga., announce the birth of a son, Bobby Jell Tucker Jr., Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia. Grandparents are Edward Walker Sr. and Epihram Tucker Sr., both of Sparta.

Bailie Tanks Johnson
George an

Caroline Duncan Jernigan
Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Jernigan IV of Augusta announc

Megan Remon Rucker II
Megan Remon and Tina Lavell Rucker of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Megan Remon Rucker II, Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Luther and Queen McDaniel and Eddie and Martha Rucker, all of Augusta.

Kendall Elizabeth Quarles

Caleb Joseph Kelly

Marquita LaShay Nicole Kelly

Caroline Duncan Jernigan

Daniel Lee Payton
William and Kelly Payton of Hephzibah announce the birth of a son, Daniel Lee Payton, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Ralph and Darryl Collins and James and Geraldine Payton, all of Hephzibah.

Salley Lee Heldt

Isaiah Tariq Mikal Baker
Willie Baker Jr. and Aquanita Davis, b

Dillon Christopher Landrum
Chris E.

Tia Denise Scott
Torrence and Clarissa Scott of Gr

Shelby Lynn Flakes

Natalie Christine Smith
Mark Duncan and Mary

Caleb Joseph Kelly

Amya Kelis Toole

Isaiah Tariq Mikal Baker

Taylor Alexis Vanhouse
Dustin Michael and Alexis Nicole Vanhouse of Washington, Ga., a

Haley Summer Kitchens

Ronald Dain Williams

Taylor Alexis Vanhouse

Claire Lee Black
Adam Eugene and Summer Lee Bla

Arryonda' Pilar Haynes

Grace Elizabeth Bridges
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gene Bridges of Louisv

Grace Elizabeth Bridges

Shelby Lynn Flakes
Shelton Paul Flakes and Christine

Anne Marie Gribanow

Keri Nan and Kali Ruth Garrett
Steve a

Bobby Jell Tucker Jr.

Anne Marie Gribanow
Mr. and Mrs. David Gribanow of Warrenton, Ga., announce the birth of a daughter, Anne Marie Gribanow, Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shelton of Warrenton and Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Baily of Augusta.

Salley Lee Heldt
Lee and Becky Heldt of Martinez announce the birth of a daughter, Salley Lee Heldt, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Woody Binnicher Sr. of Eutawville, S.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Heldt of Toronto.

Odds and ends
SAGINAW, Mich. -- Baby boomer Jim Zimmerman's brief fling as a tough biker ended in pain very quickly.

Man badly burned trying to rid himself of lice
MADISON, Wis. -- A 26-year-old man was in critical condition Monday after he was badly burned while trying to rid himself of head lice.

NLDS notebook
ATLANTA - Trivia time.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - First baseman Matt Franco didn't finish the season on a high note, which explains manager Bobby Cox's decision to start Julio Franco in the first two games of the National League Division Series.

NLDS notebook

NLDS notebook

Braves notebook

NLDS notebook

Giants notebook

Braves notebook

Braves get production on offense
ATLANTA - We should have known that with Halloween approaching, the bats would come out.

Giants' trio comes up big in win

Braves get production on offense

Santiago's career comes full circle

Braves wind up in hole

Santiago's career comes full circle
ATLANTA - In his long career, Benito Santiago has never quite had a game like Game 1 of the National League Division Series.

Giants' trio comes up big in win
ATLANTA - Conventional wisdom suggests the best way to beat San Francisco is to limit Jeff Kent and Barry Bonds as much as situations will allow.

Giants notebook
ATLANTA - When you're playing in the pressure cooker of the National League Division Series, it helps to be familiar with your opponent as much as possible.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - Reliever Tim Spooneybarger was angry and disappointed at being left off the roster for the National League Division Series.

Braves wind up in hole
ATLANTA - For those wondering what danger the San Francisco Giants could possibly pose to the Atlanta Braves, your answer came Wednesday afternoon.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - First baseman Matt Franco didn't finish the season on a high note, which explains manager Bobby Cox's decision to start Julio Franco in the first two games of the National League Division Series.

NLDS notebook
ATLANTA - Catcher Javy Lopez and third baseman Vinny Castilla haven't exactly been shining stars in the lower end of the batting order for the Atlanta Braves.

NLDS notebook
ATLANTA - Trivia time.

Empty building finds tenant

Business briefs

Empty building finds tenant
Burke County continues to struggle with a recent exodus of manufacturing jobs, but there have been small gains in refilling some of the county's empty industrial buildings.

Hispanic numbers trouble industry
ATLANTA - A huge segment of America's Hispanic population lacks health insurance, making it harder for members of the nation's fastest-growing ethnic group to get quality care, according to a private research foundation.

New jobless claims rise; factory orders flat

Tight facility opens to clients
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The first thing you're told when you arrive for a tour of CSX Corp.'s Advanced Information Technology Center is what to do in the event of an emergency.

Hispanic numbers trouble industry

Business briefs
MIDLAND, Mich. - Dow Chemical Co., citing increased costs of raw materials, lowered its third-quarter earnings outlook Wednesday. The company's shares fell more than 8 percent.

New jobless claims rise; factory orders flat
WASHINGTON -- More Americans filed new claims for jobless benefits last week, a fresh sign of the difficulties workers and companies are confronting as the nation's wobbly economy struggles to keep its balance.

Stocks drop on profit taking, Dow falls more than 180
NEW YORK -- Wall Street retreated Wednesday as wary investors followed a now-familiar pattern of locking in profits after a huge rally. The Dow Jones industrials had their eighth straight triple-digit move, falling more than 180 points and wiping out more than half their gain of the previous session.

Tight facility opens to clients

Commission votes to join regional body

Commission votes to join regional body
The Augusta Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve Richmond County's entry into the CSRA Unified Development Authority, giving local economic developers additional tax incentives to lure industry to the area.

Simmons has score to settle

Offense finds first-half groove
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Given its traditional offensive futility at Florida State, Clemson's 24 first-half points Thursday qualified as an explosion.

Simmons has score to settle
Think there's a lot on the line for Clemson coach Tommy Bowden in toni

Tigers fall to Seminoles

Tigers fall to Seminoles
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Clemson coach Tommy Bowden won't have to worry about buying his father any Christmas gifts this year - or birthday gifts, for that matter.

College football picks

College football picks
Missouri might be playing heavily favored Oklahoma at the right time - a week before the third-ranked Sooners meet second-ranked Texas in the Red River Shootout.

Big Ten dismisses four officials
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- The Big Ten Conference dismissed four college football officials Wednesday after determining they did a poor job during a Sept. 21 game between Wake Forest and Purdue.

Big Ten dismisses four officials

SEC notebook
Special teams aren't Alabama's specialty, and coach Dennis Franchione said that could hurt Saturday against No. 7 Georgia.

SEC notebook

Trick plays add to aerial circus at Valdosta State
Coach Chris Hatcher loves the aerial game he has installed at Valdosta State, making the Blazers one of Division II's top powers on a perennial basis.

Columnist to get first award

An affordable war

Institutions defiled

Dividing the Democrats

Flying right

Blix blew it

CBS wins first week in TV ratings race
NEW YORK -- It promises to be the clash of the network titans this television season: CBS vs. NBC.

In the know
A study to measure bone mineral density in childhood is just gearing up at the body composition unit at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's Obesity Research Center in New York.

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.

High-tech metals, colors help make glasses a fashion statement
Laydria Hadley of Augusta wears prescription glasses. She has since the second grade.

Glory to greens
Teaching school, tending souls and tilling soil have been master gardener Stanford Holsonback's life.

Glory to greens

Line turns heads
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech head coach Chan Gailey has been talking about his offensive line all year.

Construction major helps build Georgia Tech's running game
ATLANTA -- John Paul Foschi spent his summer helping with the renovation of Bobby Dodd Stadium. Now he's one of the main building blocks in Georgia Tech's dominant running game.

Construction major helps build Georgia Tech's running game

Line turns heads

Camden is waiting for nature to give him a push

Small field packs big names at Samsung LPGA tournament
VALLEJO, Calif. -- The small field at the Samsung World Championship includes the biggest names in women's professional golf.

Els, Goosen should have advantage at Dunhill Links
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Ernie Els and Retief Goosen might have an advantage over their rivals in the Dunhill Links championship. They have no Ryder Cup euphoria to overcome.

Faldo rules himself out as 2004 captain
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Nick Faldo will not be a candidate to captain Europe's defense of the Ryder Cup in 2004.

Duval opens with season-best 64
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- With his passion for golf renewed by his Ryder Cup experience and his game in a better state than it has been for some time, David Duval once again made Kingsmill Golf Club look easy.

Duval opens with season-best 64

Els, Goosen should have advantage at Dunhill Links

Harrington leads the Ryder Cup celebration parade
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Padraig Harrington followed up his Ryder Cup performance with a good start at the Dunhill Links championship Thursday, shooting a 6-under 66 at Carnoustie for a share of second place.

Rollins eager to give fans something to cheer
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- The final edition of the PGA Tour's Michelob Championship at Kingsmill offers Virginia golf fans something they haven't seen in a while - a native golfer with a chance to win close to home.

Harrington leads the Ryder Cup celebration parade

Rollins eager to give fans something to cheer

Faldo rules himself out as 2004 captain

Turner is first inductee in hall

Laney's Sabb saves the game

Key matchups

Prep picks

Prep notebook

Who's counting?

Chavous returns to Aiken tonight

On the air

Yellow Jackets face stern test

Prep picks
I did something stupid while making dinner this week.

Turner is first inductee in hall
Hephzibah High School is planning something different before the start of its homecoming game Friday night against Greenbrier.

On the air
Here is a radio broadcast schedule of this weekend's area high school football games.

Key matchups
Here are this weekend's key matchups.

Community embraces sport
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - The men show up at Clark Hill Rentals around lunchtime a couple times a week.

Yellow Jackets face stern test
North Augusta (4-1) rounds out its non-region schedule tonight at No. 6 Northwestern, a team that could be the Yellow Jackets' toughest opponent of the season.

Laney's Sabb saves the game
After J.K. Sabb scored the game-winning two-point conversion with 19 seconds left against Hart County on Sept. 27, the Laney faithful at ARC Stadium went crazy. Fans stomped on the bleachers, cheerleaders hugged Sabb, and his Wildcats teammates slapped helmets in jubilation.

Prep notebook
Westside averaged between 10-15 passes a game in 2001. That number, though, has dropped this season.

Chavous returns to Aiken tonight
Josey coach Barney Chavous holds only the fondest memories of growing up in Aiken.

Buford quarterback confident in big challenge against GAC
BUFORD, Ga. -- Friday isn't Kyle Manley's first start. But it's easily the Buford quarterback's biggest one.

Who's counting?
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - The mementos and the sense of history are everywhere.

Postcards are a good way to share information
Let's hope the latest hurricane doesn't do too much damage in Lake Charles, La.

Witness speaks up on 1994 murder
AIKEN - A man who says he was witness to a 1994 Aiken murder has finally come forward, giving investigators enough information to charge two people.

Housefire in Martinez kills 3
.Three members of a Martinez family died Friday morning as their home burned during the early morning hours.

Shocked by possible museum cuts

Liberal columnists published in 'Chronicle' dismay reader

Why attack Iraq when U.S., Israel are the real terrorists?

Public transit is for Augustans

Urges Democrats be voted out of office

Let women in National with bikinis

Hits Corps' lake level management

Responds to Iraqi war letter

Christmas works effectively with all

First Friday needs a cutoff time

Norwood's response flunks the test on Social Security

Applauds editorial on child abuse

Corps misses basic improvement

In the know

Health calendar

CBS wins first week in TV ratings race

High-tech metals, colors help make glasses a fashion statement

Lynx training camp report

Lynx training camp report
PRACTICE PLAN: The Lynx coaching staff threw in some contact drills to complement a second day of skating and conditioning work during the 90-minute workout. In the afternoon, the players took part in the first of a daily series of spin classes at Health Central.

NHL experience shows forward his weaknesses

First prospects from Coyotes take to ice
Brent Gauvreau and Ryan Lauzon became the answer to a future trivia question on Thursday, although the 22-year-old forwards admitted they were oblivious to the significance of their arrival in Augusta Lynx training camp.

NHL experience shows forward his weaknesses
Lance Galbraith hoped going to training camp with the NHL's Calgary Flames was the big break he was waiting for.

Lynx training camp report
PRACTICE PLAN: The intensity picked up on Thursday during the 90-minute workout, as the Lynx went through more shooting and passing drills and two-on-twos and three-on-threes. Emphasis again was placed on keeping the players moving constantly with a series of European flow drills.

First prospects from Coyotes take to ice

Subscriber of the day

MCG medical team stands by in gulf

Suspect disputes signature on note

Across South Carolina
ROCK HILL - Winthrop University officials say they won't charge a man the estimated $4,088 late fee for a book that was checked out of the school's library 56 years ago.

Tip brought police name in fatality
A carpet installer from North Augusta was charged Thursday in this week's hit-and-run death of an Augusta woman, authorities said.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Police have charged a mother with murder in the death of a 3-year-old girl who was left strapped in a hot car on the woman's first day of work.

Witnesses testify in race-riot trial
YORK, Pa. - Police officers told scores of white gang members to protect their neighborhood before chanting "white power!" with their fists in the air, witnesses testified Wednesday in the trial of three men charged with killing a young black South Carolina woman during a 1969 race riot.

Across the area
A lawsuit filed by the U.S. Justice Department on Thursday accuses a Sylvania, Ga., couple of preparing tax returns claiming bogus tax credits for slavery reparations.

Panel talks of fraud threat

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Donna Washington of Augusta.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Jean Wood of Augusta.

Rants and Raves
I SEE WHERE all our taxpayer money is going to. It is going to that air-conditioned tent that Mayor Bob Young had at the air show last weekend.

News you can use

Witness says officer gave man bullets in 1969 riots
YORK, Pa. - A former police officer accused with two other white men in the shooting death of a young Aiken, S.C., black woman during the city's 1969 race riots handed out bullets to at least one young man at a "white power" rally, a former city police officer said Thursday.

Salary plan draws complaints

Corrections
An article in Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about the Georgia attorney general's race should have said Attorney General Thurbert Baker formally removed himself from participation in the prosecution of state Sen. Van Streat. It also should have noted that the judge in the Streat trial ruled that Mr. Baker's senior staff member was not guilty of prosecutorial misconduct but the judge prohibited the staff member from participating in the prosecution because he would be a witness in the trial.

Book reveals SRS history
NEW ELLENTON - In the preface to a new history book on Savannah River Site, Dr. J.W. Joseph III writes that, until age 6, he thought his father was a barber.

Housefire in Martinez kills 3

Police lay out case at driver's hearing
Bruce Madden was supposed to be the designated driver on the night he ran over his drinking buddy and killed him, an investigator testified Wednesday.

Housefire in Martinez kills 3
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School carnival

Rants and Raves
I SEE WHERE all our taxpayer money is going to. It is going to that air-conditioned tent that Mayor Bob Young had at the air show last weekend.

Army leader visits Fort Gordon
America is ready to fight the war on terrorism, Secretary of the Army Thomas E. White said Wednesday during a visit to Fort Gordon.

Corrections

Police release sketch of robber

Curtis Baptist's expansion begins
Members of Curtis Baptist Church will move their services under a tent Sunday for the groundbreaking of a proposed expansion, estimated to cost $6 million to $7 million.

Suspect disputes signature on note
AIKEN - An Aiken man who is to face murder and robbery charges for a second time Oct. 14 said Thursday that he has been framed by a note.

Repair in the air
Austin Dockery, of Charles Orr Construction Co., stands high in the air as he nails new pieces of wood to the steeple at Union Baptist Church on Greene Street. The church has received numerous grants from many agencies through the years to fund the renovations.

Police lay out case at driver's hearing

School carnival
Deronica Solomon, 4, gets a little tickle from kindergarten teacher Mary Anne Kirkland as she sits on her father, Ronnie's, lap at a carnival celebrating the kickoff of Craig-Houghton Elementary School's after-school program.

Police release sketch of robber
Authorities released a sketch Wednesday of a man suspected of holding up two Augusta pharmacies to steal OxyContin.

School's SAT gain brings in $50,000
MONETTA - Ridge Spring-Monetta High School will be awarded $50,000 for its 153-point SAT gain, South Carolina's largest.

Repair in the air

Attorney expects to block home sale
AIKEN - The Godfather of Soul is one step closer to having his $400,000 home and the more than 60 acres it sits on put up for sale.

City vetoes bar owner's appeal

Across the area
The Augusta Lynx handed over $25,000 in checks Wednesday to the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center to pay part of the team's advertising fees from its 2000-2001 season.

Physics lesson
North Augusta High School senior Rhyman Lyons releases his catapult to launch a tomato during a project for physics class. The student whose tomato traveled the farthest was the winner.

MCG medical team stands by in gulf
Three health-care workers from Medical College of Georgia Hospital were among the dozens who were dispatched to treat victims of Hurricane Lili.

Across the southeast
MIAMI -Two women who took care of Rilya Wilson, the little girl whose disappearance exposed disarray in Florida's child welfare agency, were charged Wednesday with stealing $14,000 in public assistance, in part by accepting payments for Rilya after she had vanished.

Across the southeast

'Journal' blasts plutonium plan

Across the area

School's SAT gain brings in $50,000

Physics lesson

Commission rejects pay raises

Commission rejects pay raises
With a property tax increase looming and the city's budget season fast approaching, the Augusta Commission voted unanimously Thursday against sweeping salary reclassifications that would have rewarded top-tier employees with huge pay jumps for the second time since August.

Police link inmate to purse theft
Authorities say they found their purse-snatching suspect in jail.

Attorney expects to block home sale

News you can use
Oct. 3, 1934 The Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals will clash today on ground far removed from Augusta, but The Chronicle has completed arrangements whereby dramatic descriptions of the World Series games will be brought to every Augustan.

Witness speaks up on 1994 murder

Board debates runway project

Panel talks of fraud threat
Most people don't know they're the victim of identity theft until months later, said J. Michael Ash, the senior vice president of administration and finance at the Medical College of Georgia.

Frugal professor's gift surprises UGA

Housefire in Martinez kills 3

Group wants building for black museum

Salary plan draws complaints
A salary plan set to go before the Augusta Commission for approval today would reward top city employees with their second significant pay jump in less than two months, although the vast majority of the government workers received their only pay raise of the year late this summer.

Grand jury will hear molestation charge
A 13-year-old boy told police he was too scared to move when his youth minister began molesting him during a sleep-over last month, an investigator testified Thursday, so the boy acted as though he were asleep and told his mother about it the next day.

Across the area

Board debates runway project
At least two members of the Augusta Aviation Commission have reservations about plans to reduce Bush Field from two runways to one.

News you can use

Rants and Raves
PLEASE GENTLEMEN, do not let the ACLU and its cohorts run the Augusta National. Stick to your guns.

City vetoes bar owner's appeal
The Augusta Commission upheld its denial of a downtown bar owner's alcohol and entertainment licenses Thursday, saying it saw sufficient evidence that an Orthodox Jewish synagogue located next door was a legitimate, operating place of worship.

2 charged in slaying
AIKEN - Within a few days after the 1994 execution-style shooting of a 20-year-old church choir tenor in an Aiken cemetery, an informant gave police the names of their suspects.

Book reveals SRS history

Police link inmate to purse theft

Rants and Raves
PLEASE GENTLEMEN, do not let the ACLU and its cohorts run the Augusta National. Stick to your guns.

Tip brought police name in fatality

NAACP suggests district changes

2 charged in slaying

Across Georgia

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Many of the state's historic courthouses and city halls desperately need repair and could be condemned if they aren't renovated, according to a study.

Across South Carolina
WASHINGTON -Sen. Strom Thurmond was treated at a funeral Wednesday after he became overheated and dehydrated.

News you can use
Oct. 4, 1956 With $750,000 in new waterworks revenue anticipation certificates sold, Augusta officials yesterday laid plans for beginning a vast water and sewer extension program, the bulk of which will go into the city's suburbs.

NAACP suggests district changes
AIKEN - The city's branch of the NAACP is challenging a proposed council redistricting plan.

Across South Carolina

Group wants building for black museum
AIKEN - Members of an Aiken development group expressed interest Thursday in developing a black museum but said the possibility remains conceptual.

Curtis Baptist's expansion begins

Witnesses testify in race-riot trial

Subscriber of the day

First Friday gets extra deputies
Broad Street will be patrolled by 20 sheriff's deputies from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. for today's First Friday festival, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Frugal professor's gift surprises UGA
ATHENS, Ga. - Eileen Russell was a respected professor whose frugality led her University of Georgia colleagues to suspect she never had much money.

'Journal' blasts plutonium plan
AIKEN - One of the nation's most influential newspapers took the Bush administration to task Wednesday for its support of using plutonium as a fuel component in commercial nuclear reactors.

Bonds retracts from media blitz
ATLANTA - Barry Bonds is two steps away from possibly erasing the only blemish on his remarkable career. How he feels about that, I couldn't tell you.

Teams start leaving Georgia's Gary alone
ATHENS, Ga. - Damien Gary knows exactly how Barry Bonds feels.

Camden is waiting for nature to give him a push
Camden is on the verge, the edge, the precipice, the brink. In fact, by the time I translate this from handwriting to the newspaper page, he already might have gone beyond the verge. He might be walking.

Kerry Earnhardt entered at Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Kerry Earnhardt hopes to benefit from some of his family's Talladega magic in Sunday's EA Sports 500.

Marlin out for season with fractured vertebra

Racing facts - EA Sports Thunder 500

Shrunken gas tank focus at Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- NASCAR has been trying for years to make racing competitive and safe at Talladega and Daytona. Restrictor plates haven't done it. New aero packages weren't the answer.

NASCAR notebook
TALLADEGA, Ala. - The best minds in NASCAR are stumped by a 13-gallon gas tank.

Spotlight on Greg Biffle
Here is a profile of NASCAR driver Greg Biffle.

In his new hometown, da Matta chases a championship
MIAMI -- Cristiano da Matta is close to completing his climb through CART.

Shrunken gas tank focus at Talladega

NASCAR notebook

In his new hometown, da Matta chases a championship

Marlin out for season with fractured vertebra
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Sterling Marlin, who led the Winston Cup standings for 25 weeks, will miss the rest of the NASCAR season because of a fractured vertebra in his neck.

Despite precautions, drivers at Talladega still expect the worst

Despite precautions, drivers at Talladega still expect the worst
TALLADEGA, Ala. - They've tried everything at the Talladega Superspeedway to make the racing both exciting and safe.

Racing facts - EA Sports Thunder 500
Here are facts about this weekend's EA Sports Thunder 500 race.

Kerry Earnhardt entered at Talladega

Columnist to get first award
For the second annual preseason college basketball tipoff luncheon, Clint Bryant thought an award needed to be added to the ceremony.

Rucker named NFC Defensive Player of Month

Fantasy Football: Don't overlook the value of defense

Running back ready to face old Tampa Bay teammates

Graham to get another chance with Panthers

Falcons notebook

Walls questionable, Muhammad doubtful for Cardinals game

Pro picks

Mrs. Mary Tutt    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Ms. Pansy Adkinson    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Zelma Clark    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Reid    (APPLING, Ga.)
Mrs. Sally Beggs    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Augustine Payne    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Dicie Briscoe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Margaret Johnson    (STILLMORE, Ga.)
Mr. James Broome Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.,)
Mrs. Alphenia Stokes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Garland Williams    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Hickmon Holmes    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Ms. Pansy Adkinson    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Marilyn Hedges    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Dr. Mary Summers    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Carols Everett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Leonard Deaver    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Tommie Hawkins    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Margaret Gibbons    (DONALSONVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Bessie Flournoy    (FAR ROCKAWAY, N.Y.)
Mrs. Gertrude Fisher    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Augustine Payne    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lillie Douglas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lillie Parker    (WARTHEN, Ga.)
Mr. Willie Daniels    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Mr. Ralph Plair    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. James Broome Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.,)
Mrs. Mary Gantt    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Daniel Avery Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mr. James Broome Sr.
James Broome Sr. was known for helping people any way he could, his son says.

Angel Woods    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Leonard Deaver    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Oneida Taylor    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Daniel Creeden    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. William Baldowski Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Bessie McGruder    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Angel Woods    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Judy McGinty    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mr. Barry Swingler Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Rebecca Cardin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Leroy Sturgis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Joyce Lloyd    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Ms. Latrice Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Harvey James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Hickmon Holmes    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Julia Roberson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Julia Roberson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Cora McKinney    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mr. Barry Swingler Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Garland Williams (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Bessie Flournoy (FAR ROCKAWAY, N.Y.)

Mrs. Margaret Johnson (STILLMORE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Douglas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Augustine Payne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Tutt (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Oneida Taylor (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Alphenia Stokes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Barry Swingler Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gertrude Fisher (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Julia Roberson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Judy McGinty (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Creeden (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard Deaver (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Rebecca Cardin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Carols Everett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Pansy Adkinson (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Sally Beggs (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Angel Woods (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James Broome Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.,)

Mr. Harvey James (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Reid (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Cora McKinney (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. James Broome Sr.

Ms. Pansy Adkinson (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Dicie Briscoe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Roberson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Tommie Hawkins (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. James Broome Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.,)

Mrs. Zelma Clark (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marilyn Hedges (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Parker (WARTHEN, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard Deaver (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Dr. Mary Summers (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Augustine Payne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Barry Swingler Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Gantt (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Gibbons (DONALSONVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Hickmon Holmes (TRENTON, S.C.)

Ms. Latrice Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Avery Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie McGruder (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Plair (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Hickmon Holmes (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Daniels (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce Lloyd (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Leroy Sturgis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Liberal columnists published in 'Chronicle' dismay reader
I have noticed an increase in the columns by two left wingers, Ellen Goodman and Leonard Pitts Jr. Michael Henchy, Hephzibah, Ga.

Institutions defiled
He didn't die. He didn't fall ill. He didn't get a job in another state. He didn't become a monk and join a monastery.

Corps misses basic improvement
I read with interest about the Army Corps of Engineers' plans to spend $1,852,000 on improvements to lakes, beaches, playgrounds, ramps, etc. And I can't wait to see a $285,000 fish-cleaning station. That will really be nice, I'm sure. Richard and Teresa Spencer, Hephzibah, Ga.

Blix blew it
The arrangement worked out between Saddam Hussein's lackeys and chief U.N. arms inspector Hans Blix to allow weapons inspectors to return to Iraq in a few weeks is entirely unacceptable. It is encouraging that Secretary of State Colin Powell, the most prominent "dove" in the Bush administration, was the first to say so.

Dividing the Democrats
President Bush scored two significant victories in reaching agreement on a resolution against Iraq that most top congressional leaders can support.

Flying right
Augusta Mayor Bob Young's pocketbook is still intact. He promised a refund to anyone unhappy with Boshears SkyFest 2002, highlighted by the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels - and so far no one's asked for their money back.

Christmas works effectively with all
Dr. Barbara Christmas, who is seeking the office of Georgia state school superintendent, is the only candidate who is truly qualified for the office. Donald D. Thornhill, Grovetown, Ga.

An affordable war
Democrats, liberals and even some Republicans who are frightened silly at the thought of engaging Saddam Hussein's overrated Republican Guard on the field of battle - but don't want to admit to being chicken-hearted - often cite the "huge toll" the cost of the war would take on the U.S. economy.

Why attack Iraq when U.S., Israel are the real terrorists?
President George W. Bush is determined to invade Iraq to oust President Saddam Hussein. Why? Mr. Hussein has not proved to be connected to the Twin Tower destructions. Harry Sellers, Hephzibah, Ga.

Public transit is for Augustans
I have heard about the plan to provide public transportation to North Augusta. Well, from listening to the morning news, it is final. Mayor Bob Young and the commissioners have approved the move. Elmer Lee Rogers Jr., Augusta

Responds to Iraqi war letter
Someone should inform Jo Tuero (Sept. 27 letter, "Iraqi war: 'Hell no, we won't go"') that we have an all-volunteer military, so she is wasting her breath with her anti-American comments. How is "Hell no, we won't go" a rallying cry? It sounds like simply a cry to me - from the same crybabies of the Vietnam era. Ron Mathis, Martinez, Ga.

Let women in National with bikinis
The Sept. 19 Chronicle reports that Ladies Professional Golf Association members are taking a variety of positions concerning the men-only membership policy in force at Augusta National. Rick Brown, Augusta

Urges Democrats be voted out of office
Democrats, all of them, are against this country and for their own agenda. Witness the recent drive by Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., to place in the Homeland Security bill the provision that no one involved in airport security can be fired for incompetence. Treason. Elwyn Wingo, North Augusta, S.C.

Norwood's response flunks the test on Social Security
Having just received a response to my letter to U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., I am moved to let the people of Augusta in on it. My concerns are keeping Social Security safe by not privatizing it into an unsafe, questionable, fluctuating downward stock market. Also, prescriptions should either be free or largely discounted to those on Medicare. Joel Osterbrink, Grovetown, Ga.

Hits Corps' lake level management
James Parker of the Corps of Engineers wrote a guest column in the Aug. 24 Chronicle, "Drought affects Corps' lake management," on lake levels. Jerry Clontz, Aiken, S.C.

First Friday needs a cutoff time
To the editorial writer who wrote the Sept. 20 editorial, "Don't choke the party," Who are you? Coco Rubio, Augusta

Shocked by possible museum cuts
For some time now, I have been following the issues relating to the Augusta Commission funding a portion of the Augusta Museum of History's budget. I am shocked, amazed and utterly embarrassed that our city fathers would cut funding for such a treasure as our museum of history. Braye C. Boardman, Augusta

Applauds editorial on child abuse
I commend The Chronicle's Sept. 25 editorial, "Relative danger," on the flagrant child abuse caught on camera in Indiana and broadcast on national TV. Austin Scott, Aiken, S.C.

Midland Valley graduate heads Marines' squad

Sampras withdraws from remaining ATP tournaments

France at Romania in 2003 Davis Cup; U.S. at Croatia

Disqualification of Whitfield disappoints

Overtime

Kournikova withdraws from Kremlin Cup after injury
MOSCOW -- Anna Kournikova withdrew from the Kremlin Cup on Thursday, one day after injuring her left ankle during a doubles match.

Overtime
Welterweight champion Vernon Forrest, coming off two wins over previously unbeaten Shane Mosley, has signed a six-fight contract with HBO.

Disqualification of Whitfield disappoints
Tom Moraetes fumed outside the ring in disbelief.

Midland Valley graduate heads Marines' squad
At 5-feet, 8-inches tall, Mickey Bey towered over 5-3 Johnnie Edwards in their featherweight bout Wednesday afternoon.

France at Romania in 2003 Davis Cup; U.S. at Croatia
LONDON -- The United States will play at Croatia in the opening round of next year's Davis Cup.

Overtime
U.S. Open champion Pete Sampras has withdrawn from all remaining ATP tournaments this season.

Sampras withdraws from remaining ATP tournaments
BASEL, Switzerland -- U.S. Open champion Pete Sampras has withdrawn from all remaining ATP tournaments this season.

Tyson challenges divorce settlement
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Mike Tyson is challenging a $10 million divorce settlement with his second wife.

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.

Schooling fish inconsistent on Thurmond
Hybrids, stripers and a few largemouth bass have been schooling on again and off again in the big water opposite the mouths of Keg Creek, Georgia's Little River and Owl Branch (Modoc Shores) on Thurmond Lake.

Fishing tournament news

Walls questionable, Muhammad doubtful for Cardinals game
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There was no complaining, no griping and no whining after Wesley Walls failed to catch a pass last week. Instead, the tight end looked ahead to this Sunday and the chance to remedy the situation.

Pro picks
A week ago, the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots were unbeaten, looking ahead to this week's meeting in Florida.

Falcons notebook
FLOWERY BRANCH - The sad-sack Cincinnati Bengals had hoped Derrick Brooks would be a half-step slow when Tampa Bay visited Cincinnati last week.

Graham to get another chance with Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Shayne Graham walked up to his locker, smiling as he pointed to the nameplate above it. As soon as his name was added to the stall, the kicker knew the Carolina Panthers were committed to him for at least another week.

Rucker named NFC Defensive Player of Month
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina defensive end Mike Rucker was named the NFC's defensive player of the month Thursday for his role in the Panthers' 3-1 start.

Running back ready to face old Tampa Bay teammates
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Warrick Dunn is eager to prove the Atlanta Falcons made a wise investment in signing him to a six-year, $28.5 million contract. He also wants to make the Tampa Bay Buccaneers regret letting him go.

Fantasy Football: Don't overlook the value of defense
It's been said enough times to warrant cliche status, mostly by coaches whose offenses have been non-existent: Defense wins championships.

Teams start leaving Georgia's Gary alone

Bonds retracts from media blitz

Russia, China, India facing skyrocketing HIV cases
McLEAN, Va. -- The spread of HIV is expected to accelerate in Asia and Africa over the next decade with 75 million cases likely in five of the world's most populous countries by 2010, a U.S. intelligence report predicts.

Back to the future
An man holds a unique synergy of digital photography and nostalgia, which is presented by the German Minox company in form of a miniaturized Leica M3 classic camera of the fifties with digital interior at the photokina fair in Cologne, western Germany.

Rechargeable mice work well, but are pricey
Cordless computer mice once were as hot as topless beaches, but then things started to sag.

New imaging software enhances, fixes pictures
As an avid digital-image maker, I try to keep up to speed on the latest digital imaging programs. That's not easy to do. Seems like a new, or updated, version of an existing imaging program is introduced every month. What's more, I try to become familiar with as many programs as possible so I can share their benefits with readers of this column.

Bird tests positive for West Nile
Columbia County has its first confirmed case of West Nile virus in the form of a dead blue jay found off North Belair Road.

Hurricane delays Atlantis' launch by nearly a week
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- For the first time, a hurricane threat to Texas, and not Florida, prompted NASA on Wednesday to delay a space shot - by nearly a week.

U.N.: robot sales plummet in U.S., Japan, boom in Europe
GENEVA -- Sales of industrial robots have plummeted in Japan and the United States but the potential for growth remains huge, and the next few years will see thousands of smaller machines introduced to clean windows, milk cows and lead museum tours, according to a U.N. report.

The road more traveled
Damien Gary remembers the sound of shocked, deflated silence from a stadium full of Tennessee fans after Georgia's 26-24 upset of the Volunteers last year.

Bulldogs trying to prove merits, manhood
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The comments hit right where it hurts.

Georgia defensive line faces toughest test yet against Tide

Bulldogs trying to prove merits, manhood

The road more traveled

Georgia defensive line faces toughest test yet against Tide
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia defensive end David Pollack doesn't expect many surprises from Alabama. The Crimson Tide will run straight at the Bulldogs, and that's fine with him.

Ex-Gamecocks coach remembers turbulent 1992
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- It stands out as one of the lowest and oddly one of the highest points in South Carolina football history.

Ex-Gamecocks coach remembers turbulent 1992

Williamson earns first start

Williamson earns first start
COLUMBIA - As they walk into their position meeting every Monday, the first thing South Carolina's receivers do is scan the team's revised depth chart.

Man badly burned trying to rid himself of lice

Odds and ends

U.N.: robot sales plummet in U.S., Japan, boom in Europe

Russia, China, India facing skyrocketing HIV cases

Rechargeable mice work well, but are pricey

Hurricane delays Atlantis' launch by nearly a week

New imaging software enhances, fixes pictures

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