Wine and dine
Very Vera is a familiar name to those who utilize caterers, but Vera's Cafe is something new.

At the movies: 'The Rules of Attraction'
"Bulimia is SO '87," one Heather snarls as another Heather is puking up her lunch in the girls' bathroom in 1989's "Heathers."

Army soldiers are on a mission to entertain
For the cast of the U.S. Army Soldier Show, whether they are enlisted or an officer, each performance, each opportunity to entertain, is special.

Army soldiers are on a mission to entertain

At the movies: 'Knockaround Guys'
"Knockaround Guys" has been knocking around Hollywood's calendar for so long that one of its supporting players, Vin Diesel, became a superstar since it first showed up on the schedule.

At the movies: 'The Rules of Attraction'

Standing ovations
Classic rock stalwarts the Atlanta Rhythm Section will perform at the Honky Tonk tonight. The band, best known for its hits So In to You and Imaginary Lover, has been together for more than 30 years. Tickets for the Honky Tonk show are $16-$21. For more information, call 560-0551.

Meals are simply Crabby at Abby's

Less is more
The Augusta Ballet wants to be suggestive with its current production of Carmen.

Club calendar

At the movies: 'White Oleander'
Alison Lohman really is as good as you've heard. As the star of "White Oleander," the 23-year-old actress gets top billing over Michelle Pfeiffer, Robin Wright Penn and Renee Zellweger - actresses with much more collective experience and marquee value - and she matches their poise and strength, scene for scene.

At the movies: 'Brown Sugar'

Applause calendar
ROTOR CRAFTS OVER CAROLINA: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today-Saturday, Aiken Aviation Enterprises, 129 Aviation Blvd., Aiken; (803) 827-6204 or (803) 648-3167.

Reverend preaches sermon of classic rock

Scaling back will not fix post-festival crime
Main Street Augusta, it seems, is prepared to cut off its nose to spite its face.

At the movies: 'Knockaround Guys'

Meals are simply Crabby at Abby's
We've been a little suspicious of Augusta-area seafood since discovering, as newcomers to the area many years ago, that Beech Island is considerably less tropical than the name implies.

Music will fill the air this weekend

Music will fill the air this weekend
Be it classical clarinet or jump jazz, Augusta's music community is prepared.

Video watch

Reverend preaches sermon of classic rock
For more than 10 years, Jim Heath, aka the Reverend Horton Heat, and his band of cohorts have happily set music's way-back machine to a simpler time, when guitars twanged, socks hopped and rock 'n' roll was still the music of youthful rebellion.

Standing ovations

At the movies: 'Brown Sugar'
Smarter than the average romantic comedy, "Brown Sugar" has all the ingredients for a worthy successor to the friends-versus-lovers territory of "When Harry Met Sally."

Wine and dine

At the movies: 'The Transporter'
Meet BMW enthusiast Frank Martin: sociopath with a heart of gold.

Applause calendar

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.

At the movies: 'White Oleander'

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

At the movies: 'The Transporter'

Video watch
JUST OUT: Enough, Big Trouble, The Son's Room, and Jason X

Less is more

Mini reviews

Angels' 41-year history mostly dark

Twins, fans rejoice in surprising postseason

Twins' future murky despite this year's success

Twins, fans rejoice in surprising postseason
MINNEAPOLIS -- For months, Minnesota Twins fans settled for small gestures to show how much they disliked commissioner Bud Selig, the man who tried to get rid of their team.

Angels top Twins

Giants win NLCS opener
ST. LOUIS -- Barry Bonds was smack in the middle of everything - driving in runs, scoring them and even flashing his temper in the NL championship opener.

Giants take 2 game lead in NLCS

Angels top Twins
MINNEAPOLIS -- So much for Minnesota's Metrodome dominance.

Giants and Cards are Arch Enemies

Twins' future murky despite this year's success
MINNEAPOLIS -- Enjoy Torii Hunter, Doug Mientkiewicz and the rest of these Minnesota Twins during their remarkable playoff run. They might not be together for much longer.

Giants win NLCS opener

Angels' 41-year history mostly dark
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Gene Autry worried about the supposed curse of the ancient Indian burial ground. Several promising young players died in car crashes. Lyman Bostock was murdered. Donnie Moore committed suicide.

Giants take 2 game lead in NLCS
ST. LOUIS -- Rich Aurilia, Jason Schmidt and the San Francisco Giants set down the Cardinals without much of a fight.

Giants and Cards are Arch Enemies
ST. LOUIS -- A day before the NL championship series started, it was like a lovefest at Busch Stadium.

Why did the Braves lose? Here are some ideas

Nelida Elaine Marquez
Toribio Marquez and Miriam Ward, both of Martinez, announce the birth of a daughter, Nelida Elaine Marquez, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Gabriela Fonecca of Mexico, Jamie Ward of Martinez and the late Richard Ward.

Kyle W. Jackson-Edwards
John W. Jackson and Karen L. Edwar

Jordan Leigh Godwin

Dylan Scott Fox

Mia Renee Paladino
Charlie Christina and Pa

Taylor Danielle Bash

Austin Charles Pagerly

Taylor Dinasia Chance

Tiberius Alexander Baker
Nathan and Julie Baker of Martinez announce the birth of a son, Tiberius Alexander Baker, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia. Grandparents are Gary and Janice Greer of Yuma, Ariz., and Bill and Sherry Baker of Salt Lake City.

Haley Michelle Mock

Devin Christopher Turner
Chris

Victoria Elizabeth Hill

Haley Michelle Mock
April L. Mock of Windsor announces the birth of a daughter, Haley Michelle Mock, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lee Mock of Windsor and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Riet-Kerk.

Lauren Reid Hill

Roderick Anthony Bowers Jr.

Seth William Stanley

Connor Richard Young

Tiberius Alexander Baker

Devin Christopher Turner

Benjamin Michael Kozemko

O'vanna Monyea Beckett

Lauren Reid Hill
Daniel and Lisa Hill of Evans announce the birth of a

McKenzie Ashworth Hitt

Layla Michelle Williams
Michael Williams and Rachel Lowry, both of Martinez, announce the birth of a daughter, Layla Michelle Williams, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Randy Byrd of Hephzibah and Denise Williams of Augusta.

McKenna Grace Key

Seth William Stanley
Shawn Robert and Autumn Gayle Stanley of Augusta announce the b

Rebekah Raye Giddens

Austin Charles Pagerly
Brian Michael and Ca

Mia Renee Paladino

Tessa McKinley Barwick
Michael and Jessica Barwick of

Tessa McKinley Barwick

Jack Edward Lombardo
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Layla Michelle Williams

Nelida Elaine Marquez

Joseph Barrett Hagler

Jack Edward Lombardo

Joseph Barrett Hagler
Steve and Alice Hagler of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Joseph Barrett Hagler, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are James Myers and Pat Myers, both of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Mr. and Mrs. Gould B. Hagler of Augusta.

Nicholas Jamal Jonathan Lewis

Jordan Leigh Godwin
Allyson Leigh Godwin of Graniteville announces the birth of a daughter, Jordan Leigh Godwin, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Grandparents are David and Brenda Tice of Graniteville.

Kyle W. Jackson-Edwards

Rebekah Raye Giddens
Mr. an

Benjamin Michael Kozemko
John Michael and Susan Culbertson

Dylan Scott Fox
Scott and Renee Fox of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Dylan Scott Fox, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Lee Justice of Augusta, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Williams of Evans and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Fox of Marietta, Ga.

Victoria Elizabeth Hill
Mr. and Mrs. P

Taylor Dinasia Chance
Sidney and Serena Chance of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Taylor Dinasia Chance, Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Irene Campbell of Wadley, Ga., and Fannie and Sidney Chance of Augusta.

Nicholas Jamal Jonathan Lewis
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Lewis of Hephzibah announce the birth of a son, Nicholas Jamal Jonathan Lewis, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Earnest T. Smith of Hephzibah and Mr. and Mrs. Willie Lewis of Harlem.

O'vanna Monyea Beckett
Annika Beckett of Augusta announces the birth of a daughter, O'vanna Monyea Beckett, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Melvin and Annie Roberts of Augusta.

Roderick Anthony Bowers Jr.
Roderick Bowers and Tekia Jackson, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Roderick Anthony Bowers Jr., Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mary Jackson and Lois Bowers, both of Augusta.

Taylor Danielle Bash
Dennis and Karen B

McKenzie Ashworth Hitt
Mr. and M

Connor Richard Young
Travis Richard and Candice

McKenna Grace Key
David

Odds and ends
SURREY, British Columbia -- The Mounties got their men. What they had trouble getting was a sandwich.

Miss Tibet competition: no judges, few contestants
DHARMSALA, India -- The first Miss Tibet beauty contest is this week, and so far there is no money, no judges, and no public viewing or photography of the swimsuit competition.

Braves prepare for changes
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves haven't given up on the idea of re-signing both Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and they aren't planning a major cut in payroll to deal with huge financial losses.

Braves prepare for changes

Nobel economics award goes to two Americans
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Two Americans won the Nobel prize for economics Wednesday for pioneering the use of psychological and experimental economics in decision-making. It was the third year in a row that Americans have taken the prize.

Business briefs
ATLANTA - The state posted its first monthly revenue increase in 15 months on Wednesday, but the governor's chief economic adviser called it a fluke of timing and methodology and said it does not indicate recovery.

Group weighs moving offices

Business briefs
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Billboard companies have filed a lawsuit to stop Myrtle Beach officials from removing signs that violate stricter city laws regulating appearance and location.

Jobless claims fall to two-month low; retail sales weak

Group suggests goals for Augusta to tackle
Time-management experts have long touted the power of the to-do list.

Democratic leaders ask Bush to fire SEC chairman

MCG leaders describe plans
Medical College of Georgia officials told a gathering of business leaders Thursday that the institution expects to secure $142 million in research funds during the next five years.

Group suggests goals for Augusta to tackle

Texans debate nuclear fuel site
AMARILLO, Texas - Building a proposed plutonium pit production facility at Amarillo's Pantex Plant would bring money and jobs to west Texas, but some are concerned about health risks.

14 companies win chamber awards
Fourteen companies were recognized for outstanding contributions to the Augusta economy during an awards breakfast Wednesday.

Groups win tourism marketing grants
Grants totaling $153,000 will be given to 16 area nonprofit groups to promote their tourism programs to out-of-town visitors.

Business briefs

Democratic leaders ask Bush to fire SEC chairman
WASHINGTON -- Democratic leaders on Wednesday asked President Bush to remove Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey Pitt, whom they accuse of bending to pressure from the accounting industry and withdrawing support from a candidate to head a new oversight board. The White House called the accusations politically motivated.

Group weighs moving offices
The Augusta Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau will study whether to remain in its current leased spaces or purchase a building and consolidate, officials said Wednesday.

Rates on 30-year mortgages drop to new low
WASHINGTON -- Rates on 30-year mortgages dropped to a new low this week, offering Americans - who haven't done so - a good reason to jump on the home mortgage refinancing bandwagon.

Dow drops to five-year low
NEW YORK -- Prices on Wall Street tumbled Wednesday, as bearish brokerage reports for companies such as General Electric and General Motors prompted investors to dump stocks once again. The Dow Jones industrials fell 215 points to hit a five-year low.

Rates on 30-year mortgages drop to new low

14 companies win chamber awards

Jobless claims fall to two-month low; retail sales weak
WASHINGTON -- New claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly plunged last week to the lowest level in two months, providing a dose of encouraging news for workers and for companies as the nation's economy muddles forward. But September's retail sales were weak.

Nobel economics award goes to two Americans

Dow drops to five-year low

Blazers try to remain unbeaten in Gulf South Conference
Valdosta State will try to keep its perfect record and two other small college teams in Georgia will try to end the perfect runs of Harding College and Tuskegee on Saturday.

College football picks

SEC notebook

College football picks
Florida State at Miami on Saturday should be an easy pick: Miami, by a lot. On the surface, it makes sense.

SEC notebook
Casey Clausen said Wednesday that he has nothing more than a bruised shoulder, refuting reports in Tennessee that indicated otherwise.

Blazers try to remain unbeaten in Gulf South Conference

Legend speaks in Augusta

Paine tops preseason poll

Teams ready for new year

Teams ready for new year

Where are the debates?

Bazaar twist

Lesson in cooperation

Needle the lawmakers

Costume Ideas
If you haven't settled on your Halloween costume yet, or if little Michael just can't make up his mind, here are some fun ideas.

10 tips to a great Halloween
1. Think safety. Stay with your children. Only go to houses where you know who lives there. Make sure costumes are reflective and fit.

Draw your family winners!
It almost never fails. Give a kid a crayon and you'll get a masterpiece in return.

From the editor
As soon as the candy corn appears on the grocery shelves, my boys begin talking about Halloween. They design their costumes, decide what face they'll carve on a pumpkin and discuss their route to getting the most candy.

Family Chronicles calendar
Halloween Party Saturday, October 26Bring the whole family for a "hair-raising" afternoon of fun and excitement at Fort Discovery. Activities include make-and-take projects, scavenger hunt, costume parade, special science demos and goody bags. 2-5 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children.

Spooky food!
Something creepy happened to me today. I was walking into my daughter's school, bringing some room-motherly snacks to her class. As I strode down the long, empty walkway, I saw something out of the corner of my eye. It dashed and hid quickly behind a brick column. I rubbed my eyes and blinked several times, but couldn't figure out if I my eyes were playing a trick on me.

Dear teacher: Is drawing ability an indicator of learning preparedness?
Question: Is there a relationship between being able to draw certain things and readiness to learn? My son who will be going into first grade did well last year in kindergarten; however, the teacher kept saying that his drawings were immature. He has never been one that sat and colored for more than five minutes. He is physically active with physical ability far beyond his 5 years. Should I be worried that he is not ready to handle the first-grade work?

Agency Spotlight: The Domestic Violence Intervention Center
This column spotlights a local United Way agency. The hope is that once you learn more about the services the agency provides you will be moved to give of your time and money to help.

House calls
This month Dr. David M. Jester, assistant professor and predoctoral director for the Department of Family Medicine of the MCG Health System, and Jack L. Lesher,Jr. M.D., Professor and Chief of the Department of Dermatology at MCG Health System, answer medical questions.

Kids, money & chores: How to find a balance
Television families have it made. The house is always neat, the kids are always clean, and even if, by chance, there is an unfortunate mess or a sign of family discord, everyone laughs heartily and it all wraps up neatly in 30 minutes. For the rest of us, the task of turning a band of uncivilized heathens into functioning members of society isn't quite so simple, and it definitely doesn't come with a scriptwriter.

These are tough times for our kids
My deadline for this column comes at a dark time in local news. As much as we want to laugh about the ups and downs of parenthood, sometimes we have to cry. Sometimes the unthinkable happens.

Spidery pumpkin
The idea came from Melissa Hall of Martinez who saw Martha Stewart make a similar pumpkin. With a few general directions, we were able to create our own version.

Book some time
Alphabet books help the young child in entering the world of the written word. They teach him/her that the written word is made up of letters and each letter stands for something special.

In the know
Today is National Depression Screening Day. Held during Mental Illness Awareness Week, the screening day was created 12 years ago to increase the public's awareness of the mental diseases that affect many people but often go undiagnosed.

Pink is in this year for cancer awareness
NEW YORK - Breast cancer affects the lives of so many women, either because they've been diagnosed with the disease, recently been tested for it or know someone who has it, which means the disease affects the lives of many shoppers.

Capsules
Male Asian elephants stop being romantic when a chemical kicks in after mating, biologists have found.

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.

CBS, the WB doing well in prime-time television ratings
NEW YORK -- Two weeks into the new television season, the smiles are widest at CBS and the WB network.

Many health professionals find lots of work perks on the road
Steve and Delma Rigsbee of Calhoun, Ga., have the next couple of years all mapped out. They'll spend another month in northern California, they'll winter in Florida, then spend a few months in New England, Indiana and maybe Oklahoma.

Drought dries up business for landscapers
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- With half the nation in the midst of a historic drought, the scenery is looking bleak for landscaping businesses.

Drought dries up business for landscapers

Trying to decide what to cook is a daily problem

Garcia ready to defend Lancome Trophy title

Howell shares lead

Sorenstam goes for record, Lopez looks to go out in style

Chenault supports women membership at Augusta National

Historic linksland course to get longer for 2004 Open
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. -- Shinnecock Hills is being extended to at least 7,000 yards for the 2004 U.S. Open to ensure it remains a severe test for power hitters like Tiger Woods.

Koch takes three-shot lead in Tournament of Champions

Koch takes three-shot lead in Tournament of Champions
MOBILE, Ala. -- Sweden's Carin Koch shot a 10-under-par 62 on rain-softened greens Thursday to take a three-stroke lead after the first round of the LPGA Tournament of Champions.

Howell shares lead
LAS VEGAS - Augusta native Charles Howell is more comfortable now that he's won on the PGA Tour. Jim Furyk, it seems, is always comfortable in Las Vegas.

Garcia ready to defend Lancome Trophy title
SAINT NOM LA BRETECHE, France -- Sergio Garcia took a week off to unwind after Europe's Ryder Cup victory. Now the Spaniard is ready to defend his Lancome Trophy title.

Chenault supports women membership at Augusta National
NEW YORK -- Kenneth I. Chenault, chairman and chief executive of American Express, is the latest Augusta National Golf Club member to support the inclusion of female members.

Conservative pays off in a 63 for Janzen in Vegas Classic
LAS VEGAS -- Lee Janzen came into this gambling town resolving to play it safe. He followed his plan to perfection Wednesday in a 9-under 63 that tied him for the lead after the first round of the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas.

Conservative pays off in a 63 for Janzen in Vegas Classic

Historic linksland course to get longer for 2004 Open

Sorenstam goes for record, Lopez looks to go out in style
MOBILE, Ala. -- Annika Sorenstam will try to add to her impressive season and Nancy Lopez will say goodbye at the LPGA Tournament of Champions.

Prep Picks

Girl kicker has been on the money

Key matchups

Area voices make waves every Friday night

On the air

Spartans sport a new attitude

Campbell continues forward

Campbell continues forward
Lincoln County football coach Larry Campbell walked off the field at Commerce on Friday with his wife, Connie. They exited the soggy turf arm in arm,never looking back at the scoreboard.

Girl kicker has been on the money
When Dreher (4-2) visits Midland Valley (2-4) tonight at 7:30, the Mustangs will get a first-hand look at how accurate the Blue Devils' Alexandra Creswick has been.

Prep Picks
As a reporter, one thing I take pride in is objectivity.

Spartans sport a new attitude
Glenn Hills goes into tonight's 7:30 contest against Butler with a 3-2 (2-1 Region 3-AAAA) record and a legitimate shot to make its first playoff appearance since 1984.

Area voices make waves every Friday night
If you're an Atlanta Braves fan, the voices of Skip Caray or Pete Van Wieren are almost as familiar as your father's.

Silver Bluff's Bryant leads pack
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - It doesn't matter whether Silver Bluff quarterback Tyrone Smith comes back healthy from a dislocated finger this year.

Key matchups
Here are this weekend's key matchups.

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

Thrashers talking playoffs - again
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers believe they are ready to contend for a spot in the NHL playoffs. Come on, the scoring is more balanced, the defense improved, the goaltending in better hands.

Thrashers talking playoffs - again

Why did the Braves lose? Here are some ideas
Why are so many no longer staying up late to watch baseball this month? I think I know.

DeLoach understands small-business

Practices in small-town legal systems seem unethical

Stewart understands needs of CSRA

Press club omits some candidates

Protests selective tax appraisals

Civil War program an inaccurate portrayal of history

Republican letter writer confused

Graham is the 'taxpayers' champion'

Ad misrepresents Chambliss' record

Celebrate clean-up efforts in Columbia, Richmond counties

TV report on GOP ad mostly false

Don't wage Iraq war without plan

Ezell for quality education

CBS, the WB doing well in prime-time television ratings

Many health professionals find lots of work perks on the road

Book some time

Pink is in this year for cancer awareness

Kids, money & chores: How to find a balance

These are tough times for our kids

Draw your family winners!

Family Chronicles calendar

Health calendar

House calls

Capsules

From the editor

Costume Ideas

Spooky food!

Dear teacher: Is drawing ability an indicator of learning preparedness?

10 tips to a great Halloween

Lynx gamenight

Lynx gamenight
Florida Everblades at Augusta Lynx.

Lynx player profiles
AUGUSTA LYNX 2002-03 PLAYER PROFILES

ECHL Predictions

Burton's coaching style commands respect
Somewhere trapped inside Jim Burton's 40-year-old body is the spirit of a 26-year-old minor-league hockey player.

ECHL Previews
Here are previews of ECHL Southern and Northern Conference teams.

Lynx player profiles

New beginning
One point. That was all that separated the Augusta Lynx from a fourth straight trip to the East Coast Hockey League playoffs and the right to call the 2001-02 season an unqualified success.

Lynx: position by position
It's October, and the Augusta Lynx are already thinking about April.

Lynx training camp report
PRACTICE PLAN: The Lynx concluded training camp Wednesday with a two-hour practice that focused mostly on systems work in preparation for season-opening games Friday and Saturday against the Florida Everblades.

New-look Lynx take to the ice
Fire up the Zamboni. The Augusta Lynx are back.

ECHL Predictions
Here are Rob Mueller's ECHL predictions.

Burton's coaching style commands respect

Lynx training camp report

New-look Lynx take to the ice

ECHL Previews

New beginning

Lynx: position by position

All show, all go
Ben Rogers (left) shows NASCAR driver Jeff Burton's Gain detergent-sponsored stock car to A.J. Parker during an employee appreciation day at Procter & Gamble Co.'s powdered laundry detergent plant in south Augusta. "I'm really into racing," Mr. Parker said. "And I really like this car."

Across the area

Enforcers brace for 2nd Friday

Defendant wins toe-fetish case

Marshals target junk cars

Across the area
A 35-year-old Wadley, Ga. man has been charged with a second purse snatching in the Augusta area.

Local couple arrested in theft of OxyContin
Authorities apprehended an Augusta couple Thursday shortly after the man allegedly robbed a pharmacy of Oxy-Contin.

Rants and Raves
I GUESS ALL the decent people of Augusta won't be going to First Friday anymore since hooligans have taken over.

Prize surprises teacher

Leaders urge blacks to vote
More than 500 people attended a town hall meeting Wednesday night organized in an attempt to head off a voting debacle such as the ones that have plagued Florida.

Witnesses say man boasted of race-riot slaying
YORK, Pa. - A white gang member gladly took credit for shooting a young black woman from South Carolina to death during York's 1969 race riots, two witnesses testified Wednesday in the trial of three white men, including the city's former mayor, accused in the slaying.

DOT considers worker incentives
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Transportation is considering whether to dangle additional incentives in front of its veteran engineers to convince many to postpone retirement.

Suspect says he defended himself

SRS restructuring leaves 47 without jobs

New lottery gets brisk business across state
South Carolinians got 36 million new reasons to play the lottery Wednesday.

Subscriber of the day

Across Georgia

DOT considers worker incentives

Across the area

Leaders urge blacks to vote

Debate remark angers Hall
State senatorial candidate Randy Hall has demanded an apology from his incumbent competitor, Charles Walker Sr., after Tuesday night's debate turned ugly inside a small south Augusta community center.

Title I money approved for school-choice plan

Rants and Raves
IN REGARDS TO FAA approval of the new terminal at the Augusta airport: I guess what they were saying is, if you are crazy enough to build it, go ahead.

Retired English teacher autographs first book
There was no doubt that by 5 p.m. Thursday, Naomi Williams would have writer's cramp.

Barnes continues to top money race
ATLANTA - As expected, Gov. Roy Barnes will have an enormous spending advantage over his Republican challenger in the final month before the Nov. 5 general election.

Tropical storms bring fall colors
ATHENS, Ga. - A month ago, prospects for a good leaf color season seemed dim in the north Georgia mountains, but September's rains might have changed that.

All show, all go

Victim's son, 41, gives his account
YORK, Pa. - The prosecution rested its case after presenting about 50 witnesses in the trial of a former York mayor and two other white men charged with murder in the death of a black woman from Aiken during the 1969 race riots.

Across Georgia
VALDOSTA, Ga. -Lowndes High School officials have turned over a report about a doll lynching in the schoolyard to the FBI.

Prize surprises teacher
WILLISTON, S.C. - Larry Adcox says his wife, Jonna, would spend the night in her kindergarten classroom at Kelly Edwards Elementary School if only she had a cot.

Augusta woman recalls mob violence

Enforcers brace for 2nd Friday
Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength isn't taking chances with the second Friday of the month, assigning 30 officers to patrol downtown Augusta tonight to prevent a repeat of last week's unruliness.

Suspect says he defended himself
Prosecutors are expected to wrap up their case today against Brian and Tammy Lonergan, who are charged with murder in the stabbing death of Joshua Hadden.

SRS restructuring leaves 47 without jobs
AIKEN - Savannah River Site officials said Wednesday that 47 employees had been laid off because of job restructuring. The layoffs, which occurred Tuesday, had been forecast since January at the federal nuclear weapons facility.

Local couple arrested in theft of OxyContin

Candidates quarrel but don't debate
There are two candidates in the 12th Congressional District race, but chances are slim that you will see them together between now and Election Day.

Candidates quarrel but don't debate

Title I money approved for school-choice plan
Richmond County schools received the green light Thursday from federal education officials to pay for transportation for school choice out of their Title I funds.

Subscriber of the day

Colonel warns of drought's toll on lake
Thurmond Lake is withering under what could become the most severe drought in the project's 50-year history, the district commander of the Army Corps of Engineers told residents Thursday night.

Colonel warns of drought's toll on lake

Supermarkets receive fines
Three Augusta-area supermarkets were fined a total of $28,000 by the Georgia Department of Agriculture on Thursday for selling out-of-date food products and having unsanitary conditions.

Marshals target junk cars
The steering wheel was missing, and the front seat was littered with car parts. It had "junk" written all over it.

Police arrest man in 'wig bandit' spree

Across Georgia

Legal troubles hurt candidate's cash flow
ATLANTA - A prosecutor's decision this week to drop criminal charges against state Sen. Van Streat marks a fresh start for his re-election race.

Retired English teacher autographs first book

Across South Carolina
HEATH SPRINGS -A Lancaster High School senior has died after a rifle he was carrying up the front steps of his home accidentally fired and shot him in the face.

Health care industry lacks workers
ATLANTA - Wanted: entry-level worker willing to put in exhaustive hours at all times of the day and night, including weekends.

Across Georgia
DECATUR -Authorities in two counties are trying to untangle the case of a Lithonia man they say killed two people and chopped off their hands.

Augusta woman recalls mob violence
Cynthia Taylor will never forget the long, hot summer of 1969.

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

Lake's eagle studies continue
Thurmond Lake will be the focus of continued research this fall and winter by scientists concerned about the deaths of 25 bald eagles along the reservoir's wooded peninsulas.

Across the area
A man with a handgun robbed a North Augusta convenience store Thursday.

Debate remark angers Hall

Rants and Raves
IN REGARDS TO FAA approval of the new terminal at the Augusta airport: I guess what they were saying is, if you are crazy enough to build it, go ahead.

Defendant wins toe-fetish case
AIKEN - A Trenton, S.C., man who said most women would allow him to suck their toes was found innocent Wednesday of forcing himself on a woman's foot.

Legal troubles hurt candidate's cash flow

Witnesses say man boasted of race-riot slaying

Tropical storms bring fall colors

Across South Carolina
CONWAY -Local investigators say they have not eliminated the parents of a missing 4-year-old girl as suspects in the child's disappearance, although no one has been charged in the case.

Lake's eagle studies continue

News you can use

Health care industry lacks workers

News you can use
Oct. 10, 1953 Augusta municipal, civic and business leaders hold little hope that plans will be canceled for transfer of the Georgia Railroad accounting department from Augusta to Atlanta.

New lottery gets brisk business across state

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Frances A. McWhorter of Augusta.

News you can use
Oct. 11, 1939 With three men in custody, local police were still on the trail of a fourth man said to have been implicated in the death of Louis "Buddie" Hubbard, a 23-year-old Jefferson County sheriff's deputy.

Police arrest man in 'wig bandit' spree
A suspect in five area robberies gave little resistance to deputies after he fell through the ceiling of a home on Con-niston Drive on Thursday, authorities said.

News you can use

Trying to decide what to cook is a daily problem
The clock is ticking. It's nearly 11 a.m. My wife will be home at noon for lunch. It's my turn to fix lunch today. And I'm stumped.

Stewart heads into final months focused
CONCORD, N.C. - The nine-hour drive between the Daytona International Speedway and his home in Cornelius, N.C., last February gave Tony Stewart a lot of time to think.

Racing Facts - UAW-GM Quality 500

Up-and-down year takes terrible turn for Renshaw

Spotlight on Brett Bodine

Spotlight on Brett Bodine
Here is a profile of NASCAR driver Brett Bodine.

Up-and-down year takes terrible turn for Renshaw
CONCORD, N.C. -- Deborah Renshaw's racing career was on the fast-track, pushed along by attention received when other drivers protested her in a midsummer race.

Racing Facts - UAW-GM Quality 500
Here are facts about this weekend's UAW-GM Quality 500 race.

Stewart heads into final months focused

Demanding season doesn't give drivers time to heal
CONCORD, N.C. - The way the racing season is structured, drivers have to play hurt.

ARCA driver Martin killed in crash during practice

Data used to improve safety
CONCORD, N.C. - Gary Nelson has worked both sides of the law in the NASCAR garage area, and in more than 20 years of turning wrenches and busting cheaters, he figured he knew everything about a stock car.

Data used to improve safety

ARCA driver Martin killed in crash during practice
CONCORD, N.C. -- A driver on the minor league ARCA series crashed into a wall Wednesday and seconds later was broad-sided by another car, killing him and injuring the other driver.

Demanding season doesn't give drivers time to heal

Teams ready for new year
College basketball teams are officially allowed to begin practice for the 2002-03 season at the stroke of midnight today. Few people are happier than Jim Harrick.

Paine tops preseason poll
Paine College is the preseason pick to win the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in a poll of the 11 men's basketball coaches in the league conducted this week.

Legend speaks in Augusta
Gary Tuell was in a perfect seat to see basketball legend Dean Smith.

Foster receives inaugural award
Dan Foster is convinced his Greenville, S.C., connections helped him win the inaugural Bobby Roberts lifetime achievement award Wednesday afternoon.

Teams ready for new year
College basketball teams are officially allowed to begin practice for the 2002-03 season at the stroke of midnight tonight.Few people are happier than Jim Harrick.

QB practices but says he probably won't play

Pro football picks

Panthers still waiting on rookie RB Foster's debut

Fantasy Football: Goal-line robbery must stop

Muhammad practices, brings hope he'll play Sunday for Panthers

Johnson gears for rare start

Vick remains doubtful for Sunday start against Giants

Mrs. Lena Stone    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Mr. Melvin Montgomery    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mr. Henry Reed    (HOLLYWOOD, Fla.)
Mr. Arthur Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Luther Fulmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Carl Zeh    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Hammie Chaplin Jr.
Being an active member in the church kept Hammie Chaplin Jr. busy.

Mr. Charles Altman    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)
Mr. Samuel Maddux Jr.    (WAYCROSS, Ga.)
Mr. Gary Bass    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Willie Lybrand    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Way Lam    (ALPHARETTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Ealey    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Geraldine Kennedy    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mr. George Smiley    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Randall Jordan    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Joseph Smith Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Dorothy Holley    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Aaron Booker    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Daniel Herring    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Barron Ozmore    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Jacorbin Grant    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Frances Lunday    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Aaron Booker    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Anne Grant    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Ronald Bower
With five silky terriers, three Arabian horses and a Persian cat, Ronald Bower had his hands full.

Mr. William Fennell    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Warren Cokenour    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Rosa Dunkley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Robert Ealey    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Nathaniel Downs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Juanita Fillman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Willie Richardson    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Lenwood Long    (MADERIA BEACH, Fla.)
Mrs. Linda Stapelton    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Marion Tolbert    (BRONX, N.Y.)
SFC Calvin Robbins Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Geneva Walters    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Mattie Williams    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mrs. Agnes Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Luther Fulmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Margarethe Tully    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Anne Grant    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. Arthur Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Howard Hardy    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mr. Julian Bonner    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Takeila Hunter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Walter Bradley    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Helen Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. James Ouimette    (SPARTA, Ga.)
Mr. Barron Ozmore    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Irene Moore    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Marie Odom    (STAPLETON, Ga.)
Miss Bridgette Pollard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Lenwood Long    (MADERIA BEACH, Fla.)
Mr. Randall Jordan    (BLYTHE, Ga.)
Mr. John Lovett    (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)
Mrs. Geraldine Kennedy    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mrs. Amanda Cratic    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
SFC Calvin Robbins Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Fannie Crook    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mr. Joseph Smith Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mavis Croom    (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)
Mrs. Geneva Walters    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Willie Richardson (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Margarethe Tully (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

SFC Calvin Robbins Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Walters (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Smith Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Montgomery (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Nathaniel Downs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jacorbin Grant (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Juanita Fillman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Odom (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Ronald Bower

Mr. Daniel Herring (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Fulmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Ealey (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Ealey (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Smith Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Reed (HOLLYWOOD, Fla.)

Miss Bridgette Pollard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Smiley (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Way Lam (ALPHARETTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Ouimette (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gary Bass (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Barron Ozmore (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mavis Croom (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)

Mr. Arthur Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Altman (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mr. Walter Bradley (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Anne Grant (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Lybrand (AIKEN, S.C.)

SFC Calvin Robbins Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Aaron Booker (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Hammie Chaplin Jr.

Mr. Randall Jordan (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Stapelton (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie Williams (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Fulmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Johnson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Geraldine Kennedy (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Takeila Hunter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Carl Zeh (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Howard Hardy (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Moore (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne Grant (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. William Fennell (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Geraldine Kennedy (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie Crook (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Maddux Jr. (WAYCROSS, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Dunkley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Aaron Booker (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Warren Cokenour (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lena Stone (WADLEY, Ga.)

Republican letter writer confused
Aaron Johnson's Sept. 30 letter, "Urges the use of reason, rather than hype, in politics," states that "the Democratic Party currently has control of the Congress." Then why is Dennis Hastert, a Pennsylvania Republican, currently the speaker of the House of Representatives? Curtis Ansley, Augusta

Lesson in cooperation
Relations among charter schools and the public school districts they are part of can be tricky even in the best of circumstances.

Civil War program an inaccurate portrayal of history
The highly touted GPTV program The Civil War, proclaimed by its promoters to be "heroic television," needs only to be viewed but 20 short minutes in order to discover the heroism is nothing more than another cheap shot at jamming a large dose of inaccurate and highly exaggerated accounts of politically correct "history" down the throats of the American public. Chuck MacDonald, Harlem, Ga.

Graham is the 'taxpayers' champion'
Does anyone think he is undertaxed? While many Democrats think so, U.S. Rep. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., knows that most of us are severely overtaxed. Barbara Cole, Aiken, S.C.

Celebrate clean-up efforts in Columbia, Richmond counties
Metro Augusta Clean and Beautiful has been providing support to clean-up programs this month in both Richmond and Columbia counties. We in Columbia County are sure to benefit from the publicity provided by The Chronicle. Citizens of both counties should please note, however, that Oct. 12, the official Clean-Up Day, should really be seen as the culmination and celebration of prior efforts. John Graham, Evans, Ga.

Bazaar twist
In a Sept. 20 editorial entitled "Don't choke the party," this newspaper argued against stifling the party atmosphere surrounding the First Friday festival on Broad Street.

TV report on GOP ad mostly false
On Sept. 24, WAGT-Channel 26 News did a story, "Ad Watch 2002" in which Augusta's NBC affiliate showed a Republican ad that made claims about the atrocious voting record of Sen. Max Cleland, D-Ga. The report rated each of the ad's claims as true, mostly true or mostly false. Richard A. Arnold, Augusta

Where are the debates?
Charles Walker Jr., Democratic candidate for Georgia's 12th District U.S. House seat, isn't living up to his nickname.

Stewart understands needs of CSRA
The race for South Carolina House District Seat 86 is about the economic prosperity and growth of Aiken, S.C., and the surrounding areas. Jim Stewart is a successful businessman and community leader who understands the diverse needs of the Central Savannah River Area. Clifford M. Cole Sr., Aiken, S.C.

Ad misrepresents Chambliss' record
A political ad paid for by the Democratic Party of Georgia is blatantly false and misrepresents the voting record of U.S. Rep. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., who is running now for the U.S. Senate. Laura J. Corbitt, Augusta

Needle the lawmakers
South Carolinians who want to get tattooed will have to continue going to Georgia or some other state. The U.S. Supreme Court has seen to that.

Don't wage Iraq war without plan
The Chronicle's Sept. 30 installment, "Veterans describe ailments," in your excellent series, "Gulf War Syndrome," includes a comment from Calvin Cooks who "frets that similar health problems will befall U.S. troops if there is another war with Iraq." Barbara Coleman, Augusta

Ezell for quality education
As a former 11-year classroom teacher in the school system of Georgia, I would like to recommend my very close friend, Andy Ezell, for the Columbia County School Board. He is a Christian with high expectations for quality education for every child in Columbia County. I have found him to be a young man who is genuine and accountable, and his word is his bond. Grady Daniel Jr., Augusta

Practices in small-town legal systems seem unethical
I am appalled at how smaller towns in Georgia are allowed to have state judges and prosecutors who are continuing to be practicing attorneys, representing the same people in the town in which they live. L. McCray, Waynesboro, Ga.

Press club omits some candidates
It is absolutely incredible that the Atlanta Press Club, charged with organizing debates with candidates running for statewide constitutional offices on Georgia Public Television, refuses to include the candidates for Georgia attorney general and secretary of state. Phil Kent, Atlanta, Ga.

DeLoach understands small-business
I would like to thank the Augusta-Richmond County Committee for Good Government for endorsing state Rep. George DeLoach, R-Hephzibah, for re-election to House District 99. Jerry Bailey, Hephzibah, Ga.

Protests selective tax appraisals
Regarding the selective taxation on real estate in Augusta: It was stated in The Chronicle that there are about 73,000 properties in Augusta and about 54,000 were reassessed for tax purposes. Irwin L. Hutchins, Augusta

Overtime

Columbia County might become disc golf association headquarters

Qualifier Stevenson stuns Capriati at Filderstadt

Overtime

Qualifier Stevenson stuns Capriati at Filderstadt
FILDERSTADT, Germany -- Top-seeded Jennifer Capriati lost to qualifier Alexandra Stevenson 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4 Wednesday in a second-round match of the Porsche Grand Prix.

Columbia County might become disc golf association headquarters
If Brian Graham has his way, Augusta soon will be known for another brand of golf.

Overtime
A driver on the minor league Automobile Racing Club of America series crashed into a wall Wednesday and seconds later was broad-sided by another car, killing him and injuring the other driver.

Overtime
The Pittsburgh Pirates released former Augusta GreenJacket Adrian Brown and claimed reliever Jim Mann off waivers from the Houston Astros on Thursday.

NCAA hires Indiana University's Myles Brand as new president
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA hired Indiana University president Myles Brand as its president and chief executive Thursday.

Fishing report

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
Nearly 400 bass boats loaded with eager anglers will be moving cautiously over 15-foot-low Strom Thurmond Lake today in pursuit of largemouth bass.

Fishing tournament news

Muhammad practices, brings hope he'll play Sunday for Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Muhsin Muhammad practiced Wednesday, bringing hope that the former Pro Bowl receiver will breathe some life into the Carolina Panthers' sluggish offense.

Johnson gears for rare start
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - As he prepares for his first start since December of 2000, Doug Johnson has a lot at stake.

Panthers still waiting on rookie RB Foster's debut
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- DeShaun Foster sat silently in the press box at a recent Carolina Panthers game until fellow running back Lamar Smith broke two tackles on the playing field below.

Fantasy Football: Goal-line robbery must stop
Fantasy team owners, it's time to make a stand.

Pro football picks
The Dolphins played a nearly perfect game last Sunday against New England. That was in Miami, however.

Vick remains doubtful for Sunday start against Giants
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick skipped practice Wednesday and remained doubtful for the game against the New York Giants.

QB practices but says he probably won't play
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- With Michael Vick unable to finish practice Thursday, coach Dan Reeves named Doug Johnson the starting quarterback for Atlanta's game at New York this weekend.

Lack of natural germ-killers linked to infections in eczema patients
Scientists say they have found evidence that some people are vulnerable to infections because they lack certain germ-fighting chemicals naturally present in the skin.

Madden still on top in NFL titles
Do you feel that the pro sports seasons overlap too much?

Is ancient skull found in Chad the oldest pre-human ancestor?
The recent discovery of a 7 million-year-old skull has stirred debate among some of the world's most prominent anthropologists over whether it is the oldest remnant of a pre-human ancestor.

Analyzing proteins leads to Nobel Prize in chemistry
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- American, Japanese and Swiss scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for developing methods of identifying and analyzing large biological molecules, such as proteins.

Computer errors might be caused by the user
Personal computing is still the saga of annoying problems, but not all of them are caused by the hardware or software. Sometimes they're caused by you.

Manufacturers push next generation CDs
NEW YORK -- First, vinyl records were relegated to the nostalgia pile. Now, CDs may be headed for the same fate.

Dogs haven't convinced fans
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia has its highest ranking in more than 14 years and is coming off an exhilarating 27-25 triumph at Alabama.

A Fine Line
ATHENS, Ga. - Two months ago, when Georgia football coach Mark Richt was listing his biggest concerns for the season, he began with the defensive line.

Dogs haven't convinced fans

Georgia women hit the court

Bulldog Nation all pumped up - and a bit worried

A Fine Line

Police hope that fans behave

Police hope that fans behave
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia police are bracing for what could be one of the most emotionally charged football games in years, and are hoping, praying even, that fans remember their manners.

Georgia women hit the court
ATHENS, Ga. -- The NCAA women's Final Four returns to Atlanta this year, and if perennial national power Georgia wants to be there, it may have to rely on two freshmen guards.

Fred Gibson: Basketball player trapped in a football body

Fred Gibson: Basketball player trapped in a football body
ATHENS, Ga. -- Fred Gibson can run and jump like Randy Moss. He would prefer to be the next Michael Jordan.

Bulldog Nation all pumped up - and a bit worried
ATHENS, Ga. -- Damien Gary got an idea of the typical Georgia fan's mindset when he chatted with a friend the other day.

Odds and ends

Miss Tibet competition: no judges, few contestants

Manufacturers push next generation CDs

Analyzing proteins leads to Nobel Prize in chemistry

Madden still on top in NFL titles

Is ancient skull found in Chad the oldest pre-human ancestor?

Computer errors might be caused by the user

Lack of natural germ-killers linked to infections in eczema patients