Concert calendar
RICKEY SMILEY: 7:30 and 9:30 Friday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $23, 278-4TIX or tixonline.com.

Wine and dine
Carolyn Rodriguez opened Rio Bamba on Eighth Street at Riverwalk Augusta on Sept. 13, but she didn't do it alone.

Something in Common
Although a firm fan of the sounds of Nashville, country crooner Jamie O'Neal isn't afraid to infuse her music with a little bit of Memphis.

At the movies: 'The Truth About Charlie'

At the movies: 'The Truth About Charlie'
There's a review of "The Truth About Charlie" coming, but first you must endure a self-indulgent recollection.

Cinema gives vampires a variety of appearances

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: 'Ghost Ship'

Standing ovations
Looking for something different to do for Halloween?

Common kicks off with musical sampler

'Rocky Horror' revamped for another rockin' time
The Augusta Theatre Company is preparing to do the Time Warp- again.

Bluegrass combo revels in down-home virtuosity

'Jackass' crew takes aches and pains to the big screen
LOS ANGELES -- Ouch! The goofballs of MTV's insane stunt show "Jackass" have taken their masochistic shtick to the movies, complete with skull injuries, embarrassing nudity and pain - lots and lots of pain.

Club calendar

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

Applause calendar

Ramblin' Rhodes: Live gigs made Brown legendary
One of the most historic moments in music happened 40 years ago this week when James Brown recorded his spine-tingling live album in New York.

Mini reviews

Common kicks off with musical sampler
It's easy to mistake the new green space between Broad and Reynolds streets as merely a park, but that would be a Common misperception.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Live gigs made Brown legendary

D. Timm's has fine food and all that jazz
We love restaurants that indulge all of the senses, not just the taste buds.

Something in Common

Original performers return for Storyland production
Barbara Lynne Feldman calls Beware What You Ask of a Fairy Storyland Theatre's signature play.

Concert calendar

Bluegrass combo revels in down-home virtuosity
It begins, by bluegrass standards, fairly simply - a whispered count and a salvo of quick-picked banjo. As the song, a spirited version of the classic Orange Blossom Special, progressed, more instruments are woven into the arrangement - a softly plunked upright bass, the rhythmic strumming of an acoustic guitar and the high, lonesome call of the fiddle.

D. Timm's has fine food and all that jazz

At the movies: 'Paid in Full'
Drug money flowed like water across Harlem in the 1980s as a generation embraced cocaine and turned a small posse of dealers into local superstars.

'Rocky Horror' revamped for another rockin' time

At the movies: 'Ghost Ship'
For a fright flick called "Ghost Ship," there are surprisingly few spooks dropping in through much of the movie. And the spirits that do pop up are, like Casper, far too friendly to elicit many chills.

Video watch

Applause calendar
FALL ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday, 12:30-6 p.m. Sunday, Augusta Mall, 3450 Wrightsboro Road; glass-blowing, leathercraft, silver and copper jewelry, oil and watercolor art, woodworking, floral arrangements, ceramics, calligraphy verses and poetry and cartoon caricatures; Louise Whigham, 840-1877 or 860-5420.

At the movies: 'Paid in Full'

Video watch
JUST OUT: Y Tu Mama Tambien, Gangster No. 1 and E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial

Standing ovations

Cinema gives vampires a variety of appearances
Close your eyes and think of vampires.

'[filtered word]' crew takes aches and pains to the big screen

Giants rout Angels in Game 5
SAN FRANCISCO -- Teased and taunted for tiptoeing around Barry Bonds, the Anaheim Angels decided to challenge him.

Ripken's ironman milestone voted baseball's most memorable moment

Bell's 9th inning single ties series

Fans watch World Series games free through chain-link fence

Mets pick Howe as new manager
NEW YORK -- Blocked from pursuing Lou Piniella and unsure that Dusty Baker would be interested, the New York Mets turned to Art Howe as their new manager.

Fans watch World Series games free through chain-link fence
SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants president Peter Magowan was flipping through his grandfather's papers when he discovered a Norman Rockwell magazine cover of a pitcher seen through the knothole in a fence.

Mets pick Howe as new manager

Ripken's ironman milestone voted baseball's most memorable moment
SAN FRANCISCO -- Cal Ripken Jr. breaking Lou Gehrig's consecutive games streak was voted baseball's most memorable moment in fan balloting.

Giants rout Angels in Game 5

Bell's 9th inning single ties series
SAN FRANCISCO -- Just in the nick of time, the San Francisco Giants solved the Kid.

Like surprises, some people just don't enjoy scary movies

Calvin Andrew Coogler

Mason Jay Cliett

Lynwood Michael Russell

Kaitlin Nicole Teeter
Cory Teeter and April Moulton, both of Windsor, announce the birth of a daught

Brice Philip Stewart

Brice Philip Stewart
Jason and Beth

LyDarius Jerome Mcfadgen

Brianna Toriano Shaw
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Renido LaCarlos Davis

Avery Joseph Schweihofer
Scott and Amanda Schweihofer o

Jordyn Rachel Velez

Autumn Elizabeth Scheid
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Scheid Jr. of Hephzibah announce the birth of a daughter, Autumn Elizabeth Scheid, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Debra F. Johnson and Dale Scheid, both of Augusta.

Christine Elizabeth Blitch
Derrek B. and Sharon V. Blitch of Grovetown announce the birth of a daughter, Christine Elizabeth Blitch, Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood Vaughn of Martinez and Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Blitch of Evans.

Lynwood Michael Russell
Walter and Denise Russell of Augusta

Benjamin Emory Carter

Logan Olivia Bridwell
John and Kendra Bridwell of Holly Springs

Alearic Kahsai Eugene Heard

Brinasia La'Jessica Proctor
Brodrick Procto

Christine Elizabeth Blitch

William Asa Prince
Ryan and Ashley Prince of Macon announce the birth of a son, William Asa Prince, Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at Columbia Coliseum Medical Centers.

Joyous Vergenya Li'Naudia White

Joyous Vergenya Li'Naudia White
Ralphael White and Bianca Scott, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Joyous Vergenya Li'Naudia White, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Valarie Scott and Virginia white, both of Augusta.

Logan Olivia Bridwell

Carlos Dion Williams
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William Asa Prince

Brooklyn Marie Worley
John and Brandy Worley of

Jordyn Rachel Velez
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Benjamin Emory Carter
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Kaitlin Nicole Teeter

Erica Marie Childers
Eric and Virginia

Jason Wayne Eggers Jr.

Mason Jay Cliett
Patrick K.

Tyler Aubrey Johnson

Calvin Andrew Coogler
Victoria Coogler of Jackson announces the birth of a son, Calvin Andrew Coogler, Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Coogler of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. Horace McZiekey, all of Augusta.

Shelby Ann Drew

Renido LaCarlos Davis
Shereeka M. Davis of Augusta announces the birth of a son, Renido LaCarlos Davis, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Debbie Davis, Claudia Davis, Pamela McCain and Jessie McCain, all of Augusta.

Avery Joseph Schweihofer

Adrianna Marie Davis
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Davis of Hephzibah announce the birth of a daughter, Adrianna Marie Davis, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Harold McDonald of Augusta and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davis of Hephzibah.

Rebecca Ann Hamilton

Savannah Ansley-Rose Price
Sarah Jennings Price of Ev

Brooklyn Marie Worley

Kile Michael Posey
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Posey of Martinez announce the birth of a son, Kile Michael Posey, Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Eubanks of Martinez, Jack Posey of North Augusta and Jim and Celia Lewis of Harlem.

Autumn Elizabeth Scheid

Shelby Ann Drew
James M. and Alisha E. Drew of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Shelby Ann Drew, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Brown of Beaufort, S.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Jess Drew of Augusta.

Kile Michael Posey

Brinasia La'Jessica Proctor

Carlos Dion Williams

LyDarius Jerome Mcfadgen
Eugene and LaDearia Mcfadgen of Augusta announce the birth of a son, LyDarius Jerome Mcfadgen, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are John Carter, Robin Atkins and Eddie and Priscilla Williams, all of Augusta.

Brianna Toriano Shaw

Joel Edward Sapp Jr.
Joel E. Sapp Sr. and Mechele M.

Erica Marie Childers

Jason Wayne Eggers Jr.
Jason and Nik

Adrianna Marie Davis

Tyler Aubrey Johnson
Gary D. a

Joel Edward Sapp Jr.

Alearic Kahsai Eugene Heard
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Eugene Heard III of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Alearic Kahsai Eugene Heard, Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mariea Hugine and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Heard Jr., all of Augusta.

Rebecca Ann Hamilton
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Savannah Ansley-Rose Price

Odds and Ends
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds could end up feeding the nation during this World Series.

Severed hand is used as a teaching tool
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. -- When a severed human hand arrived in his mailbox, Bob Brier wasn't horrified or shocked. He thought it might be something cool to bring to work.

Mill puts limits on severance pay

NAACP lobbied automaker

Business briefs
The Augusta-Aiken area unemployment rate rose three-tenths of a percent in September to 5.2 percent, despite the fact the five-county area added 1,000 new jobs during the month.

NAACP lobbied automaker
COLUMBIA - DaimlerChrysler denies that a discouraging letter from the NAACP played a role in its decision to choose Georgia over South Carolina as the possible location of a van plant.

Stocks rise despite disappointing earnings
NEW YORK -- Wall Street managed a modest advance Wednesday, rising for a fourth time in five days as investors weighed a mixed economic assessment from the Federal Reserve against disappointing earnings from Eli Lilly.

Survey catalogs downtown
Most Augustans know which downtown buildings are vacant and which blocks on Broad Street have the hardest-to-find parking.

Georgia Power turns on new protection program
Every time a major storm sweeps through the area, business booms for Computer Doctors, a computer repair service in Martinez.

Mill puts limits on severance pay
ST. MARYS, Ga. - At least 500 workers at Durango-Georgia Paper Co. will not receive severance pay when the south Georgia mill closes Nov. 15, a company manager said Wednesday.

Bank notes record profits
The holding company for Georgia Bank & Trust Co. on Thursday announced a 34.2 percent increase in third-quarter profits compared with the same period last year.

Georgia Power pays to save power
Georgia Power Co. is willing to pay for a little sweat from its customers.

College savings add up in plans

College savings add up in plans
In the six months since its inception, Georgians have pumped more than $23.7 million into the state's Higher Education Savings Plan.

Business briefs

Business briefs
LONDON - GlaxoSmithKline PLC posted an 11 percent rise in profits Wednesday for the third quarter, a result at the bottom of analysts' expectations for Europe's biggest pharmaceutical company.

Business briefs

Stocks fall on profit-taking, discouraging earnings news
NEW YORK -- Profit-takers rushed back to Wall Street Thursday as disappointing news from International Paper and Duke Energy stirred fears that stocks won't hold gains from their two-week surge. The Dow Jones industrials slid more than 170 points.

Georgia Power pays to save power

Stocks fall on profit-taking, discouraging earnings news

Georgia Power turns on new protection program

North Carolina St. routs Clemson

North Carolina St. routs Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. -- North Carolina State is off to the best start in school history. More importantly, the Wolfpack showed they're for real in the Bowl Championship Series race.

Tigers see past 'Pack's 8-0 mark

Furman-Clemson soccer match canceled
CLEMSON, S.C. -- A Furman-Clemson men's soccer match postponed after the highway death of a Paladins defender will not be played this season.

'Pack topple Tigers

Tigers see past 'Pack's 8-0 mark
When you've lost three times in seven games at Clemson, fans probably don't want to hear about your strength of schedule.

Furman-Clemson soccer match canceled

'Pack topple Tigers
CLEMSON, S.C. - North Carolina State has a few less doubters today. Clemson has a few thousand more.

ACC notebook

College picks
Florida State is used to playing for national titles. Now it's trying to play spoiler.

SEC notebook

College picks

ACC notebook
The oddsmakers have placed Virginia at a five-point deficit on the latest betting line for Saturday's game at Georgia Tech.

'BCS Boys' find outlet for passion

'BCS Boys' find outlet for passion
Georgia football coach Mark Richt says he can get on the Internet, if he has to.

SEC notebook
Georgia tailback Musa Smith might play against Kentucky after all.

Anywhere, any time

Heal credit fraud

Vote 'Yes' in S.C.

Outlandish

A little perspective

Capsules
Cooks might weep with joy one day over onions that don't make them cry.

Now's your chance to unmask prominent local personalities
People will go to extraordinary lengths for a handful of candy corn.

CBS leads fourth straight week
NEW YORK -- Crime seems to be paying off for television networks this fall.

In the know
The Bone-i-fide Bakery, 2569 Whiskey Road, in Aiken will hold a Halloween pet costume contest at 4 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds from the benefit will got to the Midlands Golden Retriever Rescue.

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.

Red mites active in fall, spring
Q: Now that fall is here and the weather is cooling down, are all the insects gone that can hurt plants in my landscape?

Red mites active in fall, spring

Georgia Southern coming off big win, faces The Citadel
Georgia Southern, which moved a step closer to an unprecedented sixth straight Southern Conference championship after upsetting Appalachian State last week, faces The Citadel on Saturday.

Georgia Tech linebacker gets break
ATLANTA - Ather Brown has waited a year for this opportunity.

Clinkscale making most of his chance for Georgia Tech
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech tailback Gordon Clinkscale went nearly three years between carries, but he figures to get much busier the rest of the season.

Lack of defense against the run causes concern
ATLANTA - For two weeks now, the Georgia Tech defense has been run over, around and through.

Normally sure-footed Manget struggles with groin injury
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech special teams coach Tommy Raye is an upbeat guy, a man who's often smiling and asking people "Are you motivated today?"

Georgia Southern coming off big win, faces The Citadel

Normally sure-footed Manget struggles with groin injury

Georgia Tech linebacker gets break

Lack of defense against the run causes concern

Clinkscale making most of his chance for Georgia Tech

Go to the polls so you can make the right choice

Westwood leads after first round of Madrid Open
MADRID, Spain -- England's Lee Westwood shot a 7-under-par 64 Thursday for a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Madrid Open.

Lumpy is on a roll
PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- Tim Herron figured he was on the verge of a great round. He just didn't know it would be his lowest score in three years, a 9-under 63, or that it would come Thursday in the first round of the Buick Challenge.

Sutton chosen to be U.S. Ryder Cup captain

Lumpy is on a roll

Time to do the math

West Lake ends pro's contract
In the 33 years West Lake Country Club has existed, Mark Darnell has been the only head pro the Martinez private club has known.

West Lake ends pro's contract

Sutton chosen to be U.S. Ryder Cup captain
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. -- Hal Sutton will be the U.S. captain for the 2004 Ryder Cup, chosen in hopes that he can bring the same emotional leadership he had as a player.

Irwin has chance at history
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Hale Irwin has nothing left to chase this weekend but history.

Barranger leads after first round in Buy.com Tour Championship
PRATTVILLE, Ala. -- Todd Barranger shot a 7-under 65 Thursday and held a two-shot lead after the first round of the Buy.com Tour Championship, a 20-shot improvement for him from last year's season-ending tournament.

Time to do the math
PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- Only two weeks are left in the PGA Tour season, the time of year when some players find a calculator can be just as handy as their golf clubs.

Barranger leads after first round in Buy.com Tour Championship

Irwin has chance at history

Warriors worry Harlem coach

Silver Bluff wins at the right time

On the air

Key matchups

Screven County passed its biggest tests early

New stadiums in Richmond County will ease burden on several teams

Poll results

Prep picks

Weaver makes most of chance
Strom Thurmond running back Kevin Weaver was always the backup, never the star.

Prep picks
You know who gets the rawest deal during the fall? The softball, volleyball, cross country and soccer teams that have to compete with football for space in the newspaper.

New stadiums in Richmond County will ease burden on several teams
When Glenn Hills opens the 2003 football season, coach Felix Curry and his Spartans might not have to travel three miles for their home games.

Key matchups
Here are key matchups for this weekend's games.

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

Screven County passed its biggest tests early
Don't tell Screven County linebacker Sean Mosley his team hasn't been tested this year.

Warriors worry Harlem coach
Jefferson County might be 0-6, but Harlem coach Jimmie Lewis is uncomfortable heading into tonight's contest with the Warriors.

Silver Bluff wins at the right time
Although Silver Bluff enters tonight's contest against Allendale-Fairfax with three losses, the Bulldogs can clinch the Region 5-AA title and keep their perfect region record intact with a win.

Poll results
In last week's From the Huddle, we asked which area high school football rivalry is the best. Your response was overwhelming for the Augusta city rivalry of Josey-Laney. The full results:

It's shaping up as another dismal season for Thrashers
ATLANTA -- Seven months. Seven long months since the Atlanta Thrashers won a hockey game that counted.

Devils edge Thrashers
ATLANTA -- Martin Brodeur came within 1.7 seconds of his first shutout of the season, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over the winless Atlanta Thrashers on Wednesday night.

It's shaping up as another dismal season for Thrashers

Like surprises, some people just don't enjoy scary movies
With Halloween less than a week away, what do you think is the scariest movie ever made?

Burns has responded, Walker hasn't

Things politicians will never mention

Complaints of civil-rights 'violations' getting to be old excuse

Demo candidates can't be rescued

Don't vote for pro-choice candidates

Board member supports Towles for Aiken seat

Believes Thomson doctor was set up

Georgian Proud to support Cleland

Young possesses real leadership

McIntyre can move Augusta forward

Augusta should deal with crowds as other cities others

Offers possible solutions for First Friday problem

Cleland opposes 'spoils' system

Pilots need Burke Co. for practice

Responds to Phinizy Swamp ban

'Doonesbury' sure to get to Republicans

Walker concerned for mental health

CBS leads fourth straight week

In the know

Capsules

Health calendar

Now's your chance to unmask prominent local personalities

Lynx road report
Thursday: vs. Columbia Inferno, Carolina Coliseum, 7:05 p.m.

Lynx lose defenseman

Inferno burn Lynx
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Inferno, behind five goals in the second period, defeated the Augusta Lynx 8-1 on Thursday in East Coast Hockey League action.

Lynx lose defenseman
The lure of big money in Europe has cost the Augusta Lynx their biggest and most effective defenseman.

Inferno burn Lynx

Man's ex-wife testifies in arson, slaying trial

News you can use

Cheney stumps for Chambliss

Hopefuls' names are same, but different

Investigators identify dead man found in truck

Dealer admits traffic in guns
Handguns bought cheaply at a Hephzibah pawnshop were sold on the streets of New York City in a gun-running operation that lasted four years before federal officials stopped it, an officer testified Wednesday.

Subscriber of the day

Judge jails woman in slaying

Prosecutors end case with demonstration
Michael W. Bryant Jr. is expected to testify in his defense on charges of murder, arson and burglary in the Nov. 15, 2000, death of Edith Ann Haynes.

University, Texas cancer center team up
University Hospital will form a partnership with the top-rated cancer program in the world in an effort to open up more experimental treatments to local patients.

Police charge man in slaying

Groups defend Walker's visits
Future tours by legislators may be done in groups to avoid the appearance of special treatment, although the Medical College of Georgia went through the proper procedures for a recent visit by Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker, officials said.

Walker warns of lawsuit over ads

Burns ad gets pulled
Republican 12th Congressional District candidate Max Burns' campaign has pulled a radio ad alleging that Democratic foe Charles Walker Jr.'s company charged Georgia prison inmates $10 a minute for phone calls, and a campaign spokesman acknowledged an error in the cost.

Police charge man in slaying
A Jefferson County construction worker has been charged in last week's slaying of a Thomson man, authorities said Thursday.

Man is charged with shooting
Richmond County investigators arrested one Augusta man Thursday and were looking for another suspected in a September shooting.

Burns ad gets pulled

Man's ex-wife testifies in arson, slaying trial
Several years before firefighters discovered Edith Ann Haynes' body surrounded by fire in her home, the house of the man accused of killing her burned to the ground, his ex-wife testified Wednesday.

Across Georgia
ATHENS -Donald L. Hollowell, an Atlanta lawyer who fought to integrate the University of Georgia, register black voters and end racial discrimination, will receive an honorary degree from the university.

Convicted killer's father sentenced
Carlton Winslow Coleman Sr., the father of the man convicted of killing Sam's Club Manager David Holt, was sent to prison Wednesday for the next three years after violating federal probation by shoplifting a $1,200 digital camera.

Convicted killer's father sentenced

Hopefuls' names are same, but different
ATLANTA - They don't walk alike, they don't talk alike, and they definitely don't belong to the same political party.

Races will showcase top riders of season

Week of activities warns pupils about drugs

News you can use

Across the area
Asking one too many questions got an Aiken man put in jail Wednesday night.

Rants and Raves
TO THE PERSON who rants about roadside memorials: Let the people grieve in their own way with the sudden tragedy of a loved one. Rant about all the slobs throwing their soda cans, beer bottles, fast food and bags of garbage on the side of the road. I would much rather see crosses and flowers.

Week of activities warns pupils about drugs
Leslie Polatty's second-grade class at Riverside Middle School rounded the track Monday carrying a red banner and shouting: "Be cool, stay away from drugs!"

State funds fail to meet request for fiber optics

Judge jails woman in slaying
A Martinez woman will spend three years in prison for her role in the 2001 road rage slaying of a Thomson man.

Across Georgia

Rants and Raves
TO THE PERSON who rants about roadside memorials: Let the people grieve in their own way with the sudden tragedy of a loved one. Rant about all the slobs throwing their soda cans, beer bottles, fast food and bags of garbage on the side of the road. I would much rather see crosses and flowers.

Correction
An article in Thursday's edition of The Augusta Chronicle concerning the sentencing of Carlton Winslow Coleman Sr. should have stated that his son, Carlston W. Coleman Jr., was convicted in December of kidnapping, burglary, armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle and a weapons charge in the robbery and slaying of Sam's Club manager David Holt.

Investigators identify dead man found in truck
Authorities said Wednesday they have identified a man who was found shot to death last week in Graniteville and have received medical records that will help guarantee the identity, Aiken County Deputy Coroner Darryl Ables said.

Bush stumps for candidates during South Carolina visit

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Patsy Skinner of Augusta.

SRS says layoffs are not set

News you can use
OCT. 24, 1955 Willie Lowe is "hogging off" his moonshine crop. His two pigs will enjoy 240 gallons of uncooked mash, poured out as a result of an informal call paid by Richmond County sheriff's deputies Sunday.

Groups defend Walker's visits

Candidate's ad bothers school
Sue Burmeister said it was meant as a "light, airy, fun ad," but Augusta Preparatory Day School isn't laughing.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RANT for some and a rave for others, but it's interesting that no radio stations in Augusta are broadcasting the World Series baseball games.

Neighborhood is making a comeback
The sound of hammers banging outside was music to the ears of Shirley and Joe Samuels as they sat in Beulah Grove Community Resource Center.

Races will showcase top riders of season
AIKEN - This year's three best riders will be among the competitors in the Aiken Fall Steeplechase, scheduled for Saturday at Ford Conger Field.

DOT wants retirees to return to jobs
ATLANTA - The state wants to put off saying goodbye to some of its most loyal workers.

Dealer admits traffic in guns

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -A federal grand jury has indicted 107 men and women in a scheme that paid women to marry illegal aliens, prosecutors say.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RANT for some and a rave for others, but it's interesting that no radio stations in Augusta are broadcasting the World Series baseball games.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Shannon Rowell of Augusta.

Across the area

News you can use
OCT. 25, 1937 Richard Morris, a 21-month-old baby, burned to death and his 4-year-old brother was injured yesterday afternoon when fire destroyed their home at 1155 First St., the coroner's office reported.

Prosecutors end case with demonstration

Bush stumps for candidates during South Carolina visit
COLUMBIA - President Bush, on a one-day tour of three Southern states, stopped in South Carolina's capital city Thursday to provide words of support for Republicans Lindsay Graham and Mark Sanford.

Crowded cells hurt area jails

Officials practice disaster
With a crowd of spectators seated on bleachers nearby, emergency workers spent Thursday dealing with an overturned mobile crystal meth lab, a displaced nuclear-waste container and one crazy driver.

Workers revive look of historical center
WHAT'S NEXT: The Sacred Heart Cultural Center will close to the public from Jan. 1 to mid-February to restore several stained-glass windows and retouch faded artwork on the dome ceiling.

Across Georgia
ALPHARETTA -A Marietta doctor, who is accused of falsifying drug tests for a 15-year-old and his father in exchange for sex with the teen's 13-year-old girlfriend, surrendered to authorities Wednesday.

Across the area

Across the area
A Hephzibah man says a commemorative gun was stolen from his house during a burglary.

Subscriber of the day

Keeping the pace

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -Someone has apparently stolen about $500 from a local church that was selling pumpkins to raise money for youth programs.

SRS says layoffs are not set
AIKEN - A Savannah River Site spokesman said Thursday that, although some site officials have speculated about future layoffs, the site's top management has not committed to a specific number.

Cheney stumps for Chambliss
DALTON, Ga. - Georgia voters should put Republican Saxby Chambliss in the U.S. Senate to help free up a Bush administration agenda being blocked by Democrats at every turn, Vice President Dick Cheney said Thursday.

Walker warns of lawsuit over ads
Congressional candidate Charles "Champ" Walker Jr. has threatened legal action against opponent Max Burns unless he immediately stops airing negative campaign advertisements and runs apology ads in their place.

Crowded cells hurt area jails
Richmond County deputies will give tickets to some misdemeanor offenders rather than arrest them.

Keeping the pace
Elizabeth Topp runs around the track as her daughter, Maggie, 7, rides on a scooter at H. Odell Weeks Activities Center in Aiken. They were trying to finish four laps around the park's track Wednesday afternoon.

State funds fail to meet request for fiber optics
AIKEN - Aiken County's plans for laying a new fiber-optics infrastructure may have gone up in smoke.

Correction

'Pack leave Death Valley untested
CLEMSON, S.C. - Maybe, just maybe, North Carolina State is as good as its inflated record suggests. Maybe one day it will play somebody strong enough to prove it.

Go to the polls so you can make the right choice
My fellow Americans, As we near the end of the election process this year, I would like to remind you of the reasons you should vote for me and not for worthy opponent.

NASCAR notebook
HAMPTON, Ga. - Ray Paprota has been in a wheelchair for 17 years. On Friday night, however, the man paralyzed from the waist down will try to make NASCAR history.

Cool rookie enjoying title chase
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Perhaps someone should tell Jimmie Johnson that rookies aren't supposed to be part of a Winston Cup championship chase.

Bad boys good for sport

Elliott to make changes
HAMPTON, Ga. - Bill Elliott is ranked 11th in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series standings, too far back to make up any significant ground in the final four races of the season.

Spotlight on Ted Musgrave

Andretti trying to make history at Gold Coast Indy
SURFERS PARADISE, Australia -- Michael Andretti is out to make his final CART race on the Surfers Paradise circuit memorable.

Racing facts - NAPA 500

NASCAR notebook

Bad boys good for sport
HAMPTON, Ga. - The timing of Todd Bodine's indiscretion two weeks ago at Concord, N.C., couldn't have come at a better time for NASCAR.

Cool rookie enjoying title chase

Spotlight on Ted Musgrave
Here is a profile of NASCAR driver Ted Musgrave.

Elliott to make changes

Racing facts - NAPA 500
Here are facts about this weekend's NAPA 500 race.

Jordan lawsuit claims $5 million extortion attempt by woman
CHICAGO -- Michael Jordan filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a woman he contends is trying to extort $5 million from him to keep quiet about their relationship more than 10 years ago.

Poor start frustrates Dunn

Weinke remembers nothing of Atlanta loss

Panthers get Morgan and Fields back, Foster downgraded

Pro picks

Saints' potent attack concerns Brooking

Sniper prompts Redskins QB to move family to Florida

Fantasy Football: Quarterbacks complicate matters

Mr. Johnny Kendrick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Sadie Cockrell    (TALLADEGA, Ala.)
Mrs. Sarah Moody    (DARLINGTON, S.C.)
Mr. George Best    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Carolyn Hancock    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. James Vaughan Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Janie Powell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Ms. Thelma Taylor    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Corressa Morgan    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Mildred Still    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Scott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mildred Bright    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Mr. Blaine Merritt    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Carrie Carter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Isabelle McKie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Pauline Childers    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Corressa Morgan    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. Steve Chow    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Sarah Moody    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Ms. Celeste Drake    (SCOTT, Ga.)
Mrs. Ann Seigler    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mrs. Reba Dyches    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Susie Polk    (STATESBORO, Ga.)
Ms. Ellen Barbrey    (SIMPSONVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Jerry Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ella Millhouse    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Sarah Powell    (AUGUSTA)
Mr. Wordlaw Fulmer    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Mrs. Jennie Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Heidrich    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. John Blackwell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Gloria Weathers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Dr. Bill Murphy
Born in Augusta in 1922, Bill Murphy loved to play golf and read the newspaper.

Mr. James Vaughan Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Otis Moses    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
Ms. Thelma Taylor    (EVANS, Ga.)
Ms. Juniper Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Steve Sturdivant    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Samuel Merritt    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Ulysses Sharpe    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Ms. Juniper Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Frances Williams    (LAKELAND, Fla.)
Mr. Donald Baugus    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Willette Boddiford    (SYLVAINA, Ga.)
Mrs. Pauline Childers    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Ann Seigler    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mr. James Walker Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Frances Ivey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Henry Williams Jr.    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mrs. Loretta Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Theo Sanford    (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)
Mrs. Minnie Johnson    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
Mrs. Kathleen Greeson    (STATHAM, Ga.)
Mr. Harold Kling    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Carl Rabun    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Amelia Lang    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Janie Powell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. James Lewis    (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)
Mrs. Antoinette Wicks    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Isabelle McKie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Brooker Jenkins    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
Mr. Alexander Lyons    (BATH, S.C.)
Mr. Harold Kling    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Scott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Alma Anthony    (ADVANCE, N.C.)
Mrs. Dell Staley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Carina Masak    (DUNWOODY, Ga.)
Mrs. Theo Sanford    (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)
Mrs. Sarah Powell    (AUGUSTA)
Mr. Elbert Rodgers    (ROSWELL, Ga.)
Mr. James Vaughan Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Steve Sturdivant (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Powell (AUGUSTA)

Mr. Harold Kling (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Walker Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Moody (DARLINGTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Carrie Carter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Best (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Isabelle McKie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Sadie Cockrell (TALLADEGA, Ala.)

Mrs. Ann Seigler (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Isabelle McKie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Carl Rabun (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Heidrich (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Ivey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Elbert Rodgers (ROSWELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Millhouse (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Ms. Thelma Taylor (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennie Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathleen Greeson (STATHAM, Ga.)

Ms. Celeste Drake (SCOTT, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie Powell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mildred Still (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Samuel Merritt (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Seigler (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Reba Dyches (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Steve Chow (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Antoinette Wicks (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Amelia Lang (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Scott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alma Anthony (ADVANCE, N.C.)

Ms. Thelma Taylor (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Wordlaw Fulmer (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Ms. Juniper Moore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Theo Sanford (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)

Mrs. Sarah Powell (AUGUSTA)

Mrs. Corressa Morgan (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Carolyn Hancock (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah Moody (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Pauline Childers (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Susie Polk (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Corressa Morgan (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Willette Boddiford (SYLVAINA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Scott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alexander Lyons (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. James Vaughan Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Blaine Merritt (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Johnny Kendrick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Otis Moses (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Williams (LAKELAND, Fla.)

Mr. Henry Williams Jr. (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Ulysses Sharpe (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. John Blackwell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Georgian Proud to support Cleland
After seeing Republican U.S. Rep. Saxby Chambliss' recent attack ad against U.S. Sen. Max Cleland, D-Ga., I was sick with disgust. I could not believe that someone, who claims to have Georgia's values at heart, would smear the character of one of Georgia's most honored and hard-working veterans and public servants. Timothy Kelly, Augusta

Complaints of civil-rights 'violations' getting to be old excuse
Perhaps when the new dictionaries come out next year, they should include pictures of Laterrio Collins and his relatives beside the word "audacity." Donny Gray, Augusta

McIntyre can move Augusta forward
Time brings changes that are positive and negative. The choice is up to Augusta voters. Inez Wylds, Appling, Ga.

Outlandish
When your government awards a civil servant a special bonus you figure the awardee has done something special to deserve it. After all, isn't that how the world goes 'round? Good works are rewarded, bad works are penalized - it's called holding jobholders accountable.

Offers possible solutions for First Friday problem
I am hoping that our city leaders, along with downtown business leaders, will not let a few despicable hoodlums ruin First Friday for the rest of Augusta. I know First Friday began as an "arts" event, but it has grown beyond that (as it should have). I am hearing from some folks what sounds like an elitist attitude toward First Friday attendees. Michelle S. Thomas, Augusta

Vote 'Yes' in S.C.
There will be two statewide constitutional amendments for South Carolina voters to decide on Nov. 5.

A little perspective
If you had just landed on Earth and everything you knew about life here you learned from the 24-hour news channels, you'd have a pretty dim view of humanity. Weapons of mass destruction, war and conflict, and a sociopath with a rifle are dominating the news and filling our living rooms with bad, even frightening, news.

Cleland opposes 'spoils' system
Saxby Chambliss is, at best, disingenuous. At worst, he's an outright liar. He has accused Sen. Max Cleland, D-Ga., of opposing the Bush administration's Homeland Security Bill. Robert Fry, Augusta

Anywhere, any time
For once, it's the terrorists who were sent a message this week:

Burns has responded, Walker hasn't
It appears that Charles Walker Jr. is employing the "rope-a-dope" strategy by avoiding direct debate with Max Burns for the 12th District congressional seat. He has repeatedly declined such debates, and the Oct. 20 Chronicle reports that, while Max Burns responded to the paper's questionnaire on the issues, Mr. Walker declined to do so. This is inexcusable. Steven Lemon, Augusta

Responds to Phinizy Swamp ban
For all those who are interested in the Phinizy Swamp parking ban, it would be a good idea to get all of the facts straight before writing an article about someone or something you know nothing about. Angel Hamilton, Martinez, Ga.

Young possesses real leadership
In the years I've known Augusta Mayor Bob Young, I have been impressed with his positive mind-set, leadership and people skills. Sonny Pittman, Augusta

Pilots need Burke Co. for practice
I find it ironic that below the date of Sept. 11, 2002, the ad headline reads, "Help save Burke County." Ethan W. Andrews, Beech Island, S.C.

Things politicians will never mention
Things politicians you are about to vote for will never mention: John S. Woodson, McCormick, S.C.

'Doonesbury' sure to get to Republicans
If you are going to go to the trouble of changing comic strips, why not use a very good strip, guaranteed to raise the feathers on the "Republican chickens"? Why not try Doonesbury? Carl Champlin, Aiken, S.C.

Demo candidates can't be rescued
Lowell Greenbaum's Oct. 5 letter, "Why Democrats should be elected to all offices," reveals the power-hungry schemes of the "party of the rich" to control our American democracy. Keith Shafer, Augusta

Walker concerned for mental health
For the past 30 years I have been an advocate for the mentally ill, the mentally challenged, and drug and alcohol abusers. These diseases are non-partisan. The most "in need" are from all walks of life. M.J. Shirey, Augusta

Don't vote for pro-choice candidates
It's amazing how people went to fight for one nation "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. And how we stood together on Sept. 11, when thousands of people lost their lives and a part of our country was destroyed. And how we ask for God's help to deal with these problems. But when it comes to terrorist attacks on God's unborn children, we take no stand. Terry Smith, North Augusta, S.C.

Board member supports Towles for Aiken seat
Please support and vote for Valerie Towles for Aiken County Area 5, District 2 board member. Mrs. Towles, a parent of two children attending schools in Area 5, District 2, is very active in a positive way in many school activities and will be a good school board member. Mrs. Towles has my full support and endorsement. Art Hadden, Jackson, S.C.

Augusta should deal with crowds as other cities others
The debacle that ensued after October's First Friday, while sad, is not indicative of a problem of great magnitude. There exists a relatively simple set of solutions. Enforcement of current ordinances (e.g. the under-18 curfew) would be a better route than any knee-jerk response. Emanuel O'Neal Jr., Martinez, Ga.

Believes Thomson doctor was set up
This is in response to the letter written by T. Usry on Sept. 27 ("Thomson still needs doctor"), concerning Dr. Burton B. Barmore III. We agree with Mr. Usry about Dr. Barmore. We have known him as a physician since 1986. Here are just a few ways to describe Dr. Barmore: Annette Cook, Debra Rhinehart Avera, Ga.

Heal credit fraud
Months after a General Accounting Office audit indicated that Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center has a credit card fraud problem, the hospital is mum about its own investigation into questionable transactions.

Overtime

Ace gives Greenbrier advantage

Overtime

Hewitt stunned in Stockholm by Sluiter

Commissioners say more Title IX enforcement needed

Overtime
Mayor Bob Young will present light heavyweight champion Roy Jones Jr. with a key to the city today at the Augusta Recreation and Parks Department at Fleming Park on Lumpkin Road.

Hewitt stunned in Stockholm by Sluiter
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Lleyton Hewitt was stunned 6-3, 6-3 by Raemon Sluiter in the Stockholm Open's second round Wednesday, when three of the top-seeded players were eliminated.

Overtime
Blocked from pursuing Lou Piniella and unsure if Dusty Baker would be interested, the New York Mets turned to Art Howe as their new manager.

Commissioners say more Title IX enforcement needed
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Members of a special commission of the U.S. secretary of education said Wednesday that more needs to be done to enforce compliance with a federal law requiring gender equity in school sports.

Ace gives Greenbrier advantage
Stuck in the loser's bracket of the softball sectional tournament last year and playing Columbus, Greenbrier needed a win to advance to the finals.

Fishing report
Strong east to northeast winds have kept school fishing to a minimum, but the live bait boats are raking in the fish.

Mike Guilbeau wins Mr. Clark Hill championship
"Don't come to the weigh-in," Mike Guilbeau told Lisa, his wife of nearly 12 years. "I don't have anything going. It would be a waste of time."

Mike Guilbeau wins Mr. Clark Hill championship

Fishing report

Poor start frustrates Dunn
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Warrick Dunn can't explain why his first season in Atlanta is a bust. He just knows the Falcons need him to have a breakout game Sunday.

Saints' potent attack concerns Brooking
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The last time Keith Brooking faced an offense as good as New Orleans', the Atlanta Falcons allowed 37 points and 484 yards in a season-opening loss at Green Bay.

Pro picks
Believe it or not, the Arizona Cardinals are about to play a midseason game with the division lead at stake. Perhaps it most has to do with being moved into the new NFC West.

Sniper prompts Redskins QB to move family to Florida
ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins quarterback Shane Matthews is moving his wife and kids to Florida to get them out of the sniper's range.

Panthers get Morgan and Fields back, Foster downgraded
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers got mixed news about their injuries Thursday. Linebackers Dan Morgan and Mark Fields both returned to practice, but rookie running back DeShaun Foster suffered another setback.

Weinke remembers nothing of Atlanta loss
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Chris Weinke remembers what he had for breakfast on Sunday. The rest of the day is lost for Carolina's quarterback, who suffered memory loss after the first serious concussion of his life.

Fantasy Football: Quarterbacks complicate matters
That thud you keep hearing isn't just from quarterbacks falling to the ground with injuries or slamming their helmets to the turf in frustration at being benched. .

'Pack leave Death Valley untested

Plan to market biotech golf course grass delayed
WASHINGTON -- The makers of a grass genetically designed to help keep golf courses free of weeds have withdrawn their application to begin selling it after getting several questions from the Agriculture Department.

FDA advisers recommend new drug-coated heart stent
WASHINGTON -- A new type of stent that props open clogged heart arteries and keeps them open by emitting a drug moved a step closer to the market Tuesday.

Internet computer servers hit by powerful attack
WASHINGTON -- Nine of the 13 computer servers that manage global Internet traffic were crippled by a powerful electronic attack this week, officials said.

First freeze could end West Nile outbreak in Illinois
CANTON, Ill. -- Within weeks, if not days, nature will quietly snuff out a killer in Illinois.

Audubon Society: 1 in 4 bird species in U.S. declining or at risk of disappearing
NEW YORK -- More than one in four U.S. bird species is declining in numbers or at risk of disappearing, according to a new report from the National Audubon Society.

Edwards' roller-coaster career finishing on a big high
ATHENS, Ga. -- Terrence Edwards slapped his hands in frustration, disappointed that he let a pass slip from his grasp. Never mind that he was having one of the best games of his career.

QB poses problem for defense
ATHENS, Ga. - Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen is listed at 6-foot-4, 275 pounds.

Edwards' roller-coaster career finishing on a big high

Road to Athens was bumpy for tailback

Road to Athens was bumpy for tailback
ATHENS, Ga. - Tony Milton left his parents when he was in elementary school. As a teenager, there were plenty of nights when going to bed consisted of pulling his car into a secluded place, rolling up his windows and reclining the driver's seat.

Jenkins says he almost moved to defense
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina quarterback Corey Jenkins says he almost found himself on the other side of the ball for the rest of this season.

Jenkins says he almost moved to defense

Odds and Ends

Severed hand is used as a teaching tool

Audubon Society: 1 in 4 bird species in U.S. declining or at risk of disappearing

FDA advisers recommend new drug-coated heart stent

Internet computer servers hit by powerful attack

First freeze could end West Nile outbreak in Illinois

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