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.

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.

At the movies: 'Ghost Ship'

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

Common kicks off with musical sampler

Standing ovations
Looking for something different to do for Halloween?

Bluegrass combo revels in down-home virtuosity

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

Club calendar

'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.

Standing ovations

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.

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.

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

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.

Mini reviews

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

Ramblin' Rhodes: Live gigs made Brown legendary

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

Something in Common

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.

Concert calendar

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.

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

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.

'Rocky Horror' revamped for another rockin' time

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

Video watch

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

At the movies: 'Paid in Full'

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

Cinema gives vampires a variety of appearances

Trophy in town, Bonds hopes to bring it home
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The sterling silver trophy, created by Tiffany and Co. and standing 2 feet tall, arrived at Edison Field early Friday. A little more polishing, and it'd be all set for presentation.

Mets pick Howe as new manager

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

Appier looks to rebound from Game 2 struggles

World Series generating new Angels fans
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Marque Royston had never been to a baseball game.

World Series generating new Angels fans

Trophy in town, Bonds hopes to bring it home

Appier looks to rebound from Game 2 struggles
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Kevin Appier doesn't plan to change much for the biggest game of his career.

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.

Giants rout Angels in Game 5

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

Business briefs
Augusta-based real estate company Merry Land Properties Inc. announced third-quarter funds from operation of $700,000, or 26 cents per share, down from $800,000, or 32 cents per share, from the same period last year.

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.

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.

Market's advance reaches 3rd week
NEW YORK - Optimistic that Wall Street will be able to extend its October rally, investors sent stocks sharply higher Friday, giving the market's three major indexes their third-straight winning week.

Business briefs

Investors grow cautious in natural gas industry

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.

Stocks rise on strong home sales
NEW YORK -- An encouraging home sales report helped lift stocks Friday, but the gains were limited by investors' concerns about the market's long-term prospects.

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

Business briefs

Market's advance reaches 3rd week

Stocks fall on profit-taking, discouraging earnings news

Orders to U.S. factories plunge in September
WASHINGTON -- Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket durable goods plunged 5.9 percent in September, the biggest decline in 10 months, the government reported Friday, providing further evidence that the economy is struggling to mount a sustainable recovery from last year's recession.

Stocks rise on strong home sales

Orders to U.S. factories plunge in September

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.

Investors grow cautious in natural gas industry
A price spike could affect more than 70,000 homes in the Augusta area that are heated by natural gas, along with many others that rely on electricity generated partly by natural-gas-fired power plants.

Mill puts limits on severance pay

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

'Pack topple Tigers

North Carolina St. routs Clemson

Bowden says it's time to simplify
CLEMSON, S.C. -- After watching film of his team's 38-6 loss Thursday night to North Carolina State, Clemson coach Tommy Bowden says he has a new plan for his offense.

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.

Seminoles aim to spoil Irish's perfect season
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State coach Bobby Bowden grew up hearing the fabled names of Rockne, Bertelli and Leahy, and now Notre Dame is coming to his place more than a half-century later.

Seminoles aim to spoil Irish's perfect season

Outlandish

Anywhere, any time

Vote 'Yes' in S.C.

Re-elect Cathy Cox

Vote for another Cox

Just the beginning

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

Eagles strong on third down
STATESBORO, Ga. - You check the scoreboard, the sideline markers. It's third down, and if you don't make the necessary yardage, it could be time to punt.

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.

Streaking Virginia meets reeling Jackets
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech is still trying to figure out how it lost to Virginia a year ago.

Jackets, Cavaliers play different games
ATLANTA - Halftime only lasts 20 minutes, but Virginia coach Al Groh has found a way to transform his Cavaliers during the break.

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.

Eagles strong on third down

Georgia Southern coming off big win, faces The Citadel

Georgia Tech linebacker gets break

Clinkscale making most of his chance for Georgia Tech

Streaking Virginia meets reeling Jackets

Jackets, Cavaliers play different games

West Lake ends pro's contract

Barranger leads after first round in Buy.com Tour Championship

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.

Low scoring dominates Buick Challenge
PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- Phil Mickelson looked like he was headed for an early departure. By the end of his second round at the Buick Challenge, he was only one stroke out of the lead and far from surprised.

Lumpy is on a roll

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.

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.

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.

Low scoring dominates Buick Challenge

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.

Sutton chosen to be U.S. Ryder Cup captain

Brentwood topples Curtis Baptist

Midland Valley blanks A.C. Flora

Wardlaw tops Cambridge

On the air

Aiken can't complete upset

Prep picks

Strom Thurmond beats Keenan

Prep football scores

Silver Bluff wins region

Warriors worry Harlem coach

Patriots rebound with win

Silver Bluff wins at the right time

Lincoln County trounces Warren County

Poll results

Dogs stays on mission with rout

New stadiums in Richmond County will ease burden on several teams

Key matchups

Georgia Military tops Aquinas

Laney defense holds
Richmond Academy coach Jamie Echols warned his players all week about a Laney defense that would be the best the Musketeers would see all season.

Patriots rebound with win
Looking to rebound from its first loss of the season at the hands of Washington County last week, Westside did just that.

Aiken can't complete upset
Aiken could have used the services of William "The Refrigerator" Perry and Jamal Reynolds Friday night against Lexington, but the two former Hornets stars who had their jerseys retired at halftime were not available to play.

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.

Silver Bluff wins region
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - It didn't take long for Silver Bluff coach Al Lown to decide which achievement was more important Friday night: winning his 100th game or clinching the Region 5-AA championship.

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.

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:

Dogs stays on mission with rout
THOMSON, Ga. - It's the same story week after week, but the Thomson Bulldogs never get tired of tediously terminating the opposition.

Brentwood topples Curtis Baptist
Daniel Harris and Jamie Dickey staked Brentwood to an early lead and the Buccaneers cruised in for victory.

Lincoln County trounces Warren County
WARRENTON, Ga. - Gavin Williams rushed for 107 yards, most of it coming on a 76-yard touchdown run in the final minute of the game, as Lincoln County remained unbeaten in Region 7-A.

Harlem humbled
Jefferson County snapped a six-game losing streak with a 12-0 victory Friday at Harlem, and the Warriors got back in the playoff race in Region 3-AAA.

Wardlaw tops Cambridge
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Andrew Doran scored a late touchdown and Wardlaw Academy's defense forced a turnover to preserve a victory in an eight-man football game.

Prep football scores
Here are the scores from prep football games played Friday.

Midland Valley blanks A.C. Flora
LANGLEY, S.C. - Quarterback Marcus Johnson rushed for 128 yards and a touchdown and threw for another score as Midland Valley took over sole possession of the Region 5-AAA lead.

Georgia Military tops Aquinas
Aquinas scored the game's first touchdown, but never dented the scoreboard again in a Region 7-A loss to Georgia Military College.

Strom Thurmond beats Keenan
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Strom Thurmond scored all its points in the first half to take charge of the Region 5-AAA game and set up next week's showdown with Midland Valley.

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

Screven County triumphs
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Screven County's first-string defense still hasn't allowed a point this season.

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

South Aiken denied at door
There was never any hesitation for South Aiken coach Dan Pippin.

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.

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.

It's shaping up as another dismal season for Thrashers

Kings top Rangers
NEW YORK -- It only took six home games for New York Rangers fans to turn on their team.

Kings top Rangers

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.

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?

Don't vote for pro-choice candidates

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

Believes Thomson doctor was set up

Wishes Comcast would serve Aiken

Cleland opposes 'spoils' system

Editorial criticizing Schrenko was prim and pious

Augusta should deal with crowds as other cities others

Warren will do what's best for us

Carter didn't deserve peace prize

DMV treats drivers like criminals

Young possesses real leadership

Publishes same old letter writers

Demo candidates can't be rescued

Republicans getting a bum rap

Burns has responded, Walker hasn't

Things politicians will never mention

Reporter clears up program claims

Responds to Phinizy Swamp ban

Young the only one with clean record

Lynx stung by Stingrays
CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina recorded three goals in the first period en route to its 5-1 East Coast Hockey League win over the Augusta Lynx at North Charleston Coliseum on Friday night.

Inferno burn Lynx

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 stung by Stingrays

Rants and raves
AS I WATCH the World Series, I get tired of hearing the name Bonds. I don't see why they don't change the name of the team to Bonds. I hope the Angels win just to let Bonds know that he is not the only one who can play the game.

Couple gives book a wider audience
ATHENS, Ga. - Something as seemingly simple as choosing between the words corpse and cadaver is a time-consuming labor of love for the husband and wife team who produced the only English translations for this year's winner of the Nobel Prize in literature.

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.

Chambliss boosts spending
ATLANTA - What already was Georgia's most expensive U.S. Senate race ever became more costly this month, thanks to a spending spree by Republican Saxby Chambliss.

Hopefuls detail plans in school board races
The Aiken County Teacher Forum will hold a question-and-answer session for all school board candidates at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the South Aiken High School auditorium. For more information, call (803) 827-3350.

Across the area
A Keysville man was arrested Friday after authorities found nearly 20 marijuana plants near his Burke County home.

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.

Across South Carolina
YORK -A Rock Hill man has pleaded guilty to shaking his 5-month-old son so violently that the boy suffered brain damage, seizures and blindness.

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.

Across Georgia
ADEL -A Nov. 13 execution date has been set for a Cook County man convicted of killing two people at a rest area and another man at a truck stop in 1980.

Hopefuls detail plans in school board races

Police seek man accused in assault
Richmond County authorities are looking for a man they say threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend with a knife early Friday morning.

Two vie for council seat
Democrat Darrell Blocker and Republican Jimmy Adams are vying to fill North Augusta's vacated City Council seat Nov. 5.

Absentees signify high turnout
The Richmond County Board of Elections has issued more than 3,000 absentee ballots so far this year, a sign that turnout for the Nov. 5 general election will be higher than average.

Take an extra hour of sleep
Remember to "fall back" and turn back your clocks one hour before going to sleep Saturday night.

German class finishes lessons in Georgia
Milena Ottow and her friends love America. For three weeks, the 15-year-old German student and her 14 classmates from Dresden, Saxony, have been immersed in American culture.

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

Arrest strips judge of duty
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A Chatham County Juvenile Court judge has been placed on administrative leave after being charged with drunken driving.

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

Wellstone mentioned discomfort with flying
BRAINERD, Minn. - U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone was known to speak warily about flying, and remarks he made to a crowd at Rippleside Elementary School in Aitkin five years ago now seem prophetic.

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.

Courses offer training on car-seat installation
It's no wonder some parents have difficulty strapping their children into car seats.

News you can use

Woman is final defense witness in slaying, arson trial
Three months after Michael W. Bryant Jr. took his wife to dinner and a movie, he still had the receipt and ticket stubs to show a detective.

Courses offer training on car-seat installation

District attorney says transfer will not hinder investigation
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - A man indicted in the slayings of two Georgia teenagers could be transferred to New York in response to a bond violation in a federal drug case, a prosecutor said Friday.

Across the area

Subscriber of the day
Carolyn Schultz is today's subscriber of the day.

Hopefuls detail plans in school board races
The Aiken County Teacher Forum will hold a question-and-answer session for all school board candidates at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the South Aiken High School auditorium. For more information, call (803) 827-3350.

Crowded cells hurt area jails

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.

Correction

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.

News you can use

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.

Under the weather
Bobby Roberts of Augusta walks home from work in the rain, using his umbrella to stay dry in the Friday afternoon showers.

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.

Police seek man accused in assault

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.

District attorney says transfer will not hinder investigation

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.

Absentees signify high turnout

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.

North Augusta alters development plan

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.

Woman is final defense witness in slaying, arson trial

Band wants new music in memory of student
The Evans High School band lost clarinet player Holly Spivey this month when she and her parents were killed in a house fire.

Wellstone mentioned discomfort with flying

Pupils need lesson in patriotism, woman says

Hopefuls detail plans in school board races

Rants and raves
AS I WATCH the World Series, I get tired of hearing the name Bonds. I don't see why they don't change the name of the team to Bonds. I hope the Angels win just to let Bonds know that he is not the only one who can play the game.

German class finishes lessons in Georgia

News you can use
BACK IN TIME OCT. 26, 1977 Columbia County Sheriff Ed Tankersley and Richmond County Sheriff James G. Beck mounted horses for the cameras Tuesday during a special promotion for the Central Savannah River Area Mounted Sheriffs Posse.

Across the area

James Brown sells off Augusta building
James Brown's financial woes in Aiken County could be over with the sale of a Broad Street building owned by the music legend.

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.

Augusta Common to open, rain or shine
Even rain-soaked grounds won't delay the scheduled opening of the long-awaited Augusta Common, according to city officials.

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.

North Augusta alters development plan
NORTH AUGUSTA - The city's multimillion-dollar riverfront development plan was altered this week to account for wetlands, a move that will delay progress only slightly, officials said Friday.

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

Civil War pistol finds its way home to Augusta
Like an old soldier returning from battle, a rare pistol machined in Augusta 140 years ago found its way home this week.

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.

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

Groups defend Walker's visits

Take an extra hour of sleep

Prosecutors end case with demonstration

Subscriber of the day

Cheney stumps for Chambliss

Arrest strips judge of duty

SRS says layoffs are not set

Band wants new music in memory of student

Police charge man in slaying

Under the weather

Burns ad gets pulled

Across Georgia

Bush stumps for candidates during South Carolina visit

Augusta Common to open, rain or shine

Subscriber of the day

Pupils need lesson in patriotism, woman says
Jane Armstrong is appalled by what she sees as a lack of pupil patriotism and wants patriotic lessons added to the school curriculum.

Races will showcase top riders of season

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

'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.

'Golfing Augusta' gives glimpse of area courses
For more than seven years now, Augustans have come to know Chris Kane as the affable and talented sports director for WAGT-Channel 26.

NASCAR Notebook

Weather cancel qualifiers

Elliott to make changes

NASCAR Notebook
HAMPTON, Ga. - Rain Friday night washed out pole qualifying for today's Aaron's 312 Busch race and Sunday's Winston Cup NAPA 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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.

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.

Cool rookie enjoying title chase

Weather cancel qualifiers
HAMPTON, Ga. - Rain Friday night washed out pole qualifying for both today's Aaron's 312 Busch race and Sunday's Winston Cup NAPA 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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.

Refs can now 'go to the videotape'

Refs can now 'go to the videotape'
When a buzzer-beating basket by Robert Traylor swished through the net last week, referee Bob Delaney walked over to the scorer's table and motioned for the other two officials to join him.

Panthers get Morgan and Fields back, Foster downgraded

Saints' potent attack concerns Brooking

Pro picks

Thompson ready for start vs. Saints

Featured obituary: Edward Owen Perry III
Edward Owen Perry III loved anything that would challenge his competitive spirit - be it fishing, finance or forestry.

Mr. Brooker Jenkins    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
Ms. Sadie Cockrell    (TALLADEGA, Ala.)
Mr. Ulysses Sharpe    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. Jerry Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ann Seigler    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mr. Derrick Wallace    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Scott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Carolyn Hancock    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Theo Sanford    (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)
Mrs. Carolyn Hancock    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Ms. Thelma Taylor    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Pauline Childers    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Sarah Powell    (AUGUSTA)
Mr. Hilliard Bell    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Janie Powell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Donald Baugus    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Otis Moses    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
Mr. Everett Cutsinger    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Corressa Morgan    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. Steve Sturdivant    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. James Vaughan Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Jennie Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Frances Williams    (LAKELAND, Fla.)
Mrs. Kathleen Greeson    (STATHAM, Ga.)
Mr. Henry Williams Jr.    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Ms. Sadie Cockrell    (TALLADEGA, Ala.)
Mr. David Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Dr. Bill Murphy
Born in Augusta in 1922, Bill Murphy loved to play golf and read the newspaper.

Mrs. Emma Johnson    (CHESTER, Penn.)
Mr. George Best    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Juniper Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Mack Bauknight Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Gypsene OBrien    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Ellen Barbrey    (SIMPSONVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Edward Perry, III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Monroe Bledsoe Sr.    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Theo Sanford    (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)
Mrs. Leira Creech    (BLACKVILLE, S.C)
Mr. Steve Sturdivant    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. George Best    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Alexander Lyons    (BATH, S.C.)
Mr. Julian Wade    (MILLEN, Ga)
Mr. Harold Kling    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Johnny Kendrick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Johnny Kendirck    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Juniper Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Corressa Morgan    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Sarah Moody    (DARLINGTON, S.C.)
Mr. Donald Paddleford    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Ella Millhouse    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Eva Riley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Blaine Merritt    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Dell Staley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Isabelle McKie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. E. L. Toby    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Carina Masak    (DUNWOODY, Ga.)
Mrs. Doretha Hood    (WRENS, Ga.)
Mr. Hilliard Bell (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Paddleford (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Gypsene OBrien (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eva Riley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Powell (AUGUSTA)

Mr. David Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Julian Wade (MILLEN, Ga)

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

Mr. Johnny Kendrick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Everett Cutsinger (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ann Seigler (HARLEM, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Edward Owen Perry III

Mr. Steve Sturdivant (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Perry, III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Johnny Kendirck (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Ulysses Sharpe (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Derrick Wallace (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Sadie Cockrell (TALLADEGA, Ala.)

Ms. Juniper Moore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Jerry Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Leira Creech (BLACKVILLE, S.C)

Ms. Thelma Taylor (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Dell Staley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Williams (LAKELAND, Fla.)

Mr. Mack Bauknight Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Steve Sturdivant (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Isabelle McKie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. E. L. Toby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Best (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Sadie Cockrell (TALLADEGA, Ala.)

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

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

Mrs. Kathleen Greeson (STATHAM, Ga.)

Mr. Monroe Bledsoe Sr. (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Scott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Johnson (CHESTER, Penn.)

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

Mrs. Jennie Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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.

Vote for another Cox
Voters may be confused because there are two Coxes on the November ballot - one is Cathy (see above editorial) and the other is Kathy. Here's how to clear up the confusion: Vote for each of them; you can't go wrong.

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

Re-elect Cathy Cox
The secretary of state's office is usually low-profile and unexciting, but that hasn't been true this election cycle. Since the Florida voting debacle two years ago, this office has been at the center of Georgia's electronic voting initiative to ensure that from now on every vote will be accurately recorded and counted.

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.

Editorial criticizing Schrenko was prim and pious
Nice try, Augusta Chronicle, but you're stuck with State Superintendent of Education Linda Schrenko. Charles Heywood, Martinez, Ga.

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

Carter didn't deserve peace prize
Giving Jimmy Carter the Nobel Peace Prize makes me want to puke. He is probably the worst president the United States ever had. He gave away the Panama Canal, which was built by American ingenuity, bought and paid for by American taxpayers and is now run by Communist China. James Cline, North Augusta, S.C.

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.

Warren will do what's best for us
I support Pete Warren for the Georgia House of Representatives. I have known Mr. Warren for many years and feel that he is the candidate for the job. Mr. Warren has always been concerned for his community and has done many things to help neighbors who might be having difficulties. Mrs. H.H. Jones, Augusta

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

Young the only one with clean record
Thank you for the Oct. 13 report from your staff writers Sylvia Cooper and Heidi Coryell Williams, "Candidates' pasts reveal brushes with law," (Metro). One might hope voters will be smart enough to keep the individuals with bad records out of political office. Edouard J. Servy M.D., 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

Reporter clears up program claims
This is a response to Richard Arnold's Oct. 10 letter, "TV report on GOP ad mostly false." Mike Petchenik, Augusta

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.

Wishes Comcast would serve Aiken
Why can't the good people of Aiken and surrounding areas have a cable company that provides Internet access? Steven Broderick, 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

Republicans getting a bum rap
In response to Michael Meyers' letter on Oct. 9, "Walker superior candidate to radical, right-wing Burns," it is important to remind him that there is nothing radical about a right-wing Republican. That is nothing more than an inflammatory remark. Brad Coulston, Augusta

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

DMV treats drivers like criminals
OK. So shame on me for being sound asleep in 1996. That's the year some "freedom-loving" Georgia legislator thought it would be cool to discreetly attach a provision to a late-night, last-minute appropriations bill, requiring all those seeking a Georgia driver's license to submit a digital scan of their fingerprint to the state Department of Motor Vehicles. Trent Oneill, Evans, Ga.

Just the beginning
Green space is good for the soul. And downtowns all across America are in desperate need of more soul.

Publishes same old letter writers
It is surprising to me that these days, when everyone seems to have an opinion on just about everything, you repeatedly publish letters from the same contributors. Editorial policy dictates that you foster discussion, but it also implies that this discussion represent ideas that represent varied opinions. Meredith Ray, Martinez, 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.

Overtime

Ace gives Greenbrier advantage

Horse owners get creative

Rios advances to Stockholm semifinals

'Golfing Augusta' gives glimpse of area courses

Overtime
David Nalbandian displayed the form that took him to the Wimbledon final, defeating defending champion and top-seeded Tim Henman in the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors.

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.

Lakeside takes confidence to state tourney
A newly won confidence wasn't necessarily solidified when Lakeside beat depleted Greenbrier in the Area 2-AAAA volleyball championship Tuesday.

Horse owners get creative
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - What's in a name? Plenty of interesting tidbits about horses running in the Breeders' Cup. There's a centerfold, a movie character, a hockey player and an English soccer star.

Rios advances to Stockholm semifinals
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Chile's Marcelos Rios advanced to the semifinals of the Stockholm Open by defeating Swedish qualifier Andreas Vinciguerra 6-3, 7-6 (3) Friday.

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.

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."

Fishing report

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

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.

Thompson ready for start vs. Saints
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Thompson is certain to start at right tackle Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons visit the New Orleans Saints.

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.

Carolina's Foster out for season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina rookie running back DeShaun Foster is out for the season with a left knee injury and was placed on injured reserve Friday.

Life of Luther
Thursday is more than Halloween - it also is Reformation Day.

Faith and fellowship calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar is a roundup of church and temple-based activities in the Augusta and Aiken area.

Soul music
Tom Hardie will hook up a microphone today, hang up his "Karaoke tonight" sign, pull out some Christain music tracks and wait for people to show up.

Long years of back pain were healed through God
The accident that changed my life happened during basketball practice my second year of teaching in a small town in Florida in 1948.

Faith digest
Pastoral care-givers in the mental health field will lead prayers for healing of the mind and spirit at 7 p.m. Monday at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 2230 Walton Way.

Acclaimed evangelist will lead conference
Bible teacher Marilyn Hickey has learned one lesson wherever she goes - people have the same worries.

'Pack leave Death Valley untested

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.

Hospitals urged to use alcohol gels for cleaner hands
CHICAGO -- The government issued guidelines Friday urging doctors and nurses to abandon the ritual of washing their hands with soap and water between patients and instead rub on fast-drying alcohol gels to kill more germs.

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.

Bulldogs know what is at stake
ATHENS, Ga. - His intention to educate and motivate, Mark Richt begins each week by telling his team something it might not already know.

Bulldogs know what is at stake

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

FDA advisers recommend new drug-coated heart stent

First freeze could end West Nile outbreak in Illinois

Hospitals urged to use alcohol gels for cleaner hands

Acclaimed evangelist will lead conference

Long years of back pain were healed through God

Faith and fellowship calendar

Faith digest