Ted Williams' son sued by sports promoter

Hinske, Jennings voted Rookies of the Year

Hinske, Jennings voted Rookies of the Year
NEW YORK -- Toronto third baseman Eric Hinske won the AL Rookie of the Year award Monday, and Colorado pitcher Jason Jennings was voted the NL's top rookie.

Ted Williams' son sued by sports promoter
BOSTON -- The son of Hall of Famer Ted Williams is being sued by a promoter who contends he is owed more money from the sale of NBA sports memorabilia.

Daylight-saving time's extra hour just slips away

Odds and Ends
KENOVA, W.Va. -- It started innocently enough: Ric Griffith carved a few pumpkins to fill his porch and teach his daughters about Halloween.

Theme funerals new way to head for the hereafter
ST. LOUIS -- Vallonia Smith got a down-home send-off after she died of heart disease at 59.

NBC to buy Bravo from Cablevision for $1.25 billion
NEW YORK -- NBC has agreed to buy the Bravo cable entertainment network from Cablevision Systems Corp. in a $1.25 billion cash and stock deal expected to expand the network's cable presence and shore up Cablevision's finances.

Low prices, weather dampen cotton season
LEESBURG, Ga. - After a tinder-dry summer, the cotton crop was already in bad shape. And then the rains came. Tropical storms were too late to help the cotton, but just in time to ruin attempts to harvest it.

Growth funds looking better, but analysts still cautious
NEW YORK -- Wall Street's latest advance has made growth mutual funds, dismal performers in the bear market, look attractive again. That might tempt investors to delve into more aggressive investments like these, but analysts - and even some fund managers themselves - are still urging caution.

Factory orders drop 2.3 percent in September
WASHINGTON -- The nation's wobbly manufacturing sector saw orders to factories drop by 2.3 percent in September, the second straight monthly decline.

Business briefs
Augusta-based publisher Harbor House announced Two Rivers by Naomi Williams has sold out of its first printing of 5,000 copies.

Buyer looks at WFXG assets
Augusta's Fox affiliate is still up for sale, but its owner said it is now negotiating with a different buyer.

Fed expected to cut rates for the first time this year
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve is likely to move four-decades-low interest rates even lower this week in the face of rising worry that the struggling economy is headed for rougher times.

Stocks higher Monday, boosted by Microsoft ruling
NEW YORK -- Wall Street's momentum extended into a new week Monday, its optimism from a month of gains boosted by approval of Microsoft's antitrust settlement.

Campaign targeting mail fraud on elderly

Business briefs

Buyer looks at WFXG assets

Strategies for getting a raise in a depressed economy

NBC to buy Bravo from Cablevision for $1.25 billion

Campaign targeting mail fraud on elderly
WASHINGTON - The stories are always slightly different but basically the same:

Sour economy means bad times for golf-course operators

Strategies for getting a raise in a depressed economy
Q. I know the economy is weak and layoffs are continuing in many industries, but I've got a job and I've been working hard and I want a raise. How should I go about getting one?

Fed expected to cut rates for the first time this year

Growth funds looking better, but analysts still cautious

Sour economy means bad times for golf-course operators
ATLANTA -- Golf courses have overgrown the metro Atlanta area in the last few years, and just at the wrong time - when people suddenly can't afford to play.

Gators still buzzing after Cocktail Party victory
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Florida woke up with a good kind of hangover Sunday - the kind that comes after a season-saving victory.

Gators still buzzing after Cocktail Party victory

Bama punter kicks on despite torn knee ligament

Bama punter kicks on despite torn knee ligament
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Lane Bearden hobbles on and off the field with a brace shielding his right knee, a typical hard-nosed football player fighting through pain.

A look back and ahead in college football
WHO'S HOT Georgia Southern. The Eagles have rebounded beautifully from a slow start under new coach Mike Sewak, and this week they'll play at Furman with a chance to claim their sixth straight Southern Conference title.

Ohio State overtakes Miami for No. 2 in latest BCS standings
Look who's No. 2 in the new Bowl Championship Series standings.

Oklahoma's No. 1 in the AP poll
A shaky win by Miami against one of the worst teams in the country became a big loss Sunday - the Hurricanes are out as No. 1.

A look back and ahead in college football

Oklahoma's No. 1 in the AP poll

Ohio State overtakes Miami for No. 2 in latest BCS standings

Duke starts season with first No. 1 ranking

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Every vote counts

Ga. Amendments

Daily TV highlights for week beginning Monday
In recognition of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, "Justice League" cartoon expands to two hours in a special episode called "Savage Time" (airing 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, on Cartoon Network).

'Santa Clause 2' has $29 million debut
LOS ANGELES -- Flying reindeer beat flying fists as "The Santa Clause 2" debuted as the weekend's top move, trouncing "I Spy."

'Spider-Man' sets record with 7 million videos sold in first day
LOS ANGELES -- "Spider-Man" has extended its superpowers to video stores.

TV networks cover first big election since Florida fiasco
NEW YORK -- It's the first big Election Night since the major television networks messed up - big-time, to borrow a phrase popularized by Vice President Cheney two years ago.

'King of the Hill' reclaims old time slot
LOS ANGELES -- After years of moving around the Fox prime-time schedule, the working-class comedy "King of the Hill" is back where it started.

Those who help community get write-in votes
Pat Carpenter is a North Augusta celebrity of sorts. Mrs. Carpenter, by her own admission, is involved in every aspect of the city.

In the know
Did your body outgrow childhood but leave the child mentality behind? Do you still sleep with your favorite bear or even display it in your home? This year is the 100th anniversary of the Teddy Bear, and we're looking for your stories. If you still have your favorite bear from childhood, talk to us.

Larry King loses in ratings war to Fox for the first time
NEW YORK -- In another milestone for the ascendant Fox News Channel, the political talk show "Hannity & Colmes" has eclipsed CNN's "Larry King Live" in the ratings for the first time.

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

TV network chiefs insist they're not abandoning Saturday night
NEW YORK -- Broadcast television networks aren't abandoning Saturday night - and their chiefs may be plotting a revival.

MTV sets Nov. 26 start for 'The Osbournes'
LOS ANGELES -- Mark your %&#! calendars - the Ozzy Osbourne clan will be back Nov. 26 with the second season of their hit reality show, MTV announced Tuesday.

Fun with politics
Election Day is no joke, but that hasn't stopped political pundits from poking fun at the American process.

Donald gets first PGA win in rain-shortened tournament
MADISON, Miss. -- Luke Donald was hoping for a little more drama for his first PGA Tour victory.

Singh cruises to season-ending title
ATLANTA -- Vijay Singh atoned for two final-round failures at East Lake, pulling away from the field with three straight birdies and closing with a 3-under 67 Sunday to win the season-ending Tour Championship.

Park wins World Ladies Match Play

Park wins World Ladies Match Play
NARITA, Japan -- Now Grace Park is ready for the LPGA season to end.

Another year of the Tiger
ATLANTA -- A record 18 first-time winners this season showed why the PGA Tour is deeper than ever. Another remarkable year by Tiger Woods showed how far everyone has to go to catch him.

Singh secures first Tour title
ATLANTA - Once his tee shot on the final hole was in the air, Vijay Singh knew there wasn't going to be another disappointing finish in The Tour Championship for him.

Another year of the Tiger

Woods, Mickelson produce little drama
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, the world's No. 1- and 2-ranked players, were paired together in Sunday's final round of The Tour Championship for the second time in the tournament, but the fireworks were few.

Donald gets first PGA win in rain-shortened tournament

Singh secures first Tour title

Singh cruises to season-ending title

Woods, Mickelson produce little drama

Northwestern, Marlboro County ruled out for playoffs

Northwestern, Marlboro County ruled out for playoffs
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Two of South Carolina's most powerful teams won't make the state football playoffs this year after an executive panel chose Monday to uphold the probation on Northwestern and Marlboro County for an ugly brawl after a game earlier this season.

Gillies joins linemates in Hockey Hall of Fame
TORONTO -- Clark Gillies was reunited with New York Islander linemates Bryan Trottier and Mike Bossy in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Oilers defeat Blackhawks
CHICAGO -- Anson Carter scored twice, and Tommy Salo stopped 24 shots as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 Sunday night.

Gillies joins linemates in Hockey Hall of Fame

Daylight-saving time's extra hour just slips away
More than a week has passed, and I've just about gotten used to the time change.

Voters to decide balance of power
WASHINGTON -- Halfway through a presidential term buffeted by terrorism and an improbable tangle in Congress, Americans voted Tuesday in elections that offered both parties tantalizing possibilities for the legislative balance of power but no sure bets.

Hodges, Sanford optimistic on Election Day
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Lines of absentee voters Monday gave way to lines at precincts across the state Tuesday as Democratic Gov. Jim Hodges and Republican Mark Sanford wrapped up the most expensive gubernatorial campaign in state history.

Few problems reported with Georgia's electronic voting machines
ATLANTA -- Georgia leaped into the electronic voting age Tuesday - with only a few minor glitches - in an election being watched almost as closely for the way its technology worked as for the crucial races on the ballot.

What's at stake on Election Day
What's at stake on Tuesday:

S.C. to elect new senator
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- After Tuesday, South Carolinians will have a new U.S. senator for the first time in 36 years.

Touchscreen Voting Suffers Glitch
Scattered problems, a few serious but most described as hiccups, marred the debut of touchscreens and other high-tech voting machines Tuesday, including in all of Georgia and in Florida's most election-challenged counties.

Election Day turnout strong
Despite today's drizzly weather and cooler temperatures, anecdotal observations from Augusta poll managers suggests that turnout for this year's state and local elections was nearing record highs.

Republicans, Democrats battle for Congress
Republicans and Democrats battled for control of Congress in Tuesday's midterm elections clouded by terrorism, the threat of war and a shaky economy. Gubernatorial contests marked ballots from Maine to California.

Candidates fan out across Georgia for final push
ATLANTA -- The battle for control of the U.S. Senate and the Georgia Statehouse was down to one last day of campaigning Monday as candidates fanned out to rally the faithful and persuade the undecided.

Supports DeVaney's statements

Media perpetuate myths about welfare

New bar laws not needed in Augusta

Birch Society not linked to Klan

Democrats a disservice to rest of us

War with Iraq should be last resort

Pilot warns of Continental's service

Burk damaging to status of women

Civic center needs more than floor

New coliseum would boost growth

Augusta should fund new airport

Those who help community get write-in votes

'Santa Clause 2' has $29 million debut

MTV sets Nov. 26 start for 'The Osbournes'

TV networks cover first big election since Florida fiasco

Fun with politics

TV network chiefs insist they're not abandoning Saturday night

In the know

Daily TV highlights for week beginning Monday

Senior calendar

'Spider-Man' sets record with 7 million videos sold in first day

'King of the Hill' reclaims old time slot

Republicans, Democrats battle for Congress

Unit called for active duty
The cars on Wrightsboro Road whizzed by on the crisp autumn Sunday, quickly passing the outdoor military ceremony and the group of civilian soldiers parting for a war on terrorism.

Gubernatorial candidates make final push
ATLANTA -- After two years of preparation, Gov. Roy Barnes appeared to have everything in place for Election Day.

Vandalism hits before big game
AIKEN - The cross-town football rivalry between Aiken High School and South Aiken High School has gotten ugly.

News you can use

Conference attracts educators
Ingrid McNeil didn't have to drive far to make the journey from Episcopal Day School to the Georgia Independent Schools Association's annual conference.

S.C. to elect new senator

2 races center on jail, hospital
EDGEFIELD COUNTY COUNCIL

Barnes, Perdue accuse each other with race bating

Few problems reported with Georgia's electronic voting machines

Pupils study special teams
At a recent soccer practice of the Columbia County Fireballs, Ryan Tharp and John Story were freewheeling along with the other team members. When practice was over, though, Ryan and John could walk away.

Subscriber of the day

Election will test new machines

Rants and raves
I AM SICK and tired of my telephone ringing with recorded messages telling me who to vote for. They are as bad as telemarketers, or worse.

Review backs deputy's action

High-tech equipment might slow counting

State is ready with computer voting system

Rants and raves
Comments from readers: THIS IS A rave for the column by Leonard Pitts. I think he is the best columnist in The Augusta Chronicle. He says the right thing at the right time. I really find his articles stimulating.

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Hopefuls focus on war, economy

Campaigns speed up as balloting nears
ATLANTA - Mailboxes were stuffed with fliers; telephone dialing machines rang up voters by the thousands; and two Georgia counties got a presidential visit as campaigns went into weekend overtime for the sprint to Election Day.

Preparing a precinct

Across Georgia
ATHENS -Athens-Clarke County police have charged one man and are seeking another in connection with a September home invasion and armed robbery of six University of Georgia students.

Road projects will start earlier

District 1 hopefuls see only challenge
The Edgefield County school board has three incumbents up for re-election but only one who faces opposition Tuesday.

Vandalism hits before big game

Campaigns speed up as balloting nears

Touchscreen Voting Suffers Glitch

Across the area

Man gets 15-year sentence for crime

Across Georgia

Road projects will start earlier
The cloverleaf at the intersection of Bobby Jones Expressway and Interstate 20 could be changed sooner than expected, and a plan to add an interchange at Davis Road and I-20 has quickly progressed.

Across the area

Election Day turnout strong

News you can use

Across Georgia

Agent's account begins 3 trials

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Kaitlyn Dunaway of Evans.

Across the Southeast

Rants and Raves
A RAVE FOR the nice woman who turned in my watch at Wal-Mart. Thank you for being honest. It is refreshing to find good people in this mixed-up world.

Learning from a pro

Across South Carolina

Conference attracts educators

Lawyers to keep eyes on polls

Rants and Raves
A RAVE FOR the nice woman who turned in my watch at Wal-Mart. Thank you for being honest. It is refreshing to find good people in this mixed-up world.

Robotic talk
Dominique Hammond, 4, and her father, Wallace Hammond, talk with Oscar the Robot, of Lawrenceville, Ga., at the Georgia-Carolina State Fair.

Plutonium-packing system slows job

Across the Southeast
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -State engineers are reviewing safety for an Interstate 77 widening project after five wrecks, several serious injuries and one death in the past week.

2 races center on jail, hospital

Candidates fan out across Georgia for final push

Doctor's assistant receives prison time

Unit called for active duty

Across Georgia
AUSTELL -A 64-year-old man who charged people for permission to dump tons of waste on property he didn't own was found guilty of violating Georgia's dumping laws Monday, according to the state Environmental Protection Division.

High-tech equipment might slow counting
Candidates in tight political races could be in for a long election night.

Correction

News you can use
NOV. 5, 1977 THOMSON - Four inmates who escaped from the Georgia Industrial Institution at Alto early Friday were recaptured, the Georgia State Patrol reported.

Cheers and support
North Augusta Parks and Recreation cheerleader Maranda Jordon practices with her squad.

Correction
An article in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle included an incorrect location for the Canadian city of Winnipeg. It is the capital of Manitoba.

Rants and raves
I AM SICK and tired of my telephone ringing with recorded messages telling me who to vote for. They are as bad as telemarketers, or worse.

News you can use
The Columbia County Commission on Friday appointed Ray Allen as county comptroller. Mr. Allen was director of the city of Augusta's Data Processing Commission before the commission merged with Richmond County in 1977.

Immigrant finds success in roots
Teo Estrada made his way north from the state of Guerrero, Mexico, to California and worked his way east across the country to make his home in Augusta, saving all he could in hopes of having his own business someday.

State is ready with computer voting system
Today, Georgia becomes the first state in the nation to conduct its elections exclusively by computer, but don't tell that to Lynn Bailey.

Black candidates make history

Lawyers to keep eyes on polls
ATLANTA - Today's voting will be closely watched, not only by the pundits but also by teams of lawyers.

Authorities charge man with killing roommate
An Augusta man who was stabbed two weeks ago, allegedly for having sex with his roommate's wife, died Sunday, and officials upgraded the charges against the roommate to murder.

Review backs deputy's action
A state investigation has concluded that a Richmond County sheriff's deputy did not use excessive force when disarming a suspect who had pointed a gun at him, District Attorney Danny Craig said Monday.

Gubernatorial candidates make final push

Doctor's assistant receives prison time
A doctor's former office manager who assisted in the investigation of her boss was given a reduced sentence Monday.

Across South Carolina

Man gets 15-year sentence for crime
A man observed molesting a little boy in a public parking lot in broad daylight received a 15-year prison sentence Monday.

Educators convene in Augusta

Agent's account begins 3 trials
When they reached the steps to the apartment that police intended to search, one suspect bolted and the other fell to his knees crying to God, a narcotics agent testified Monday.

Hodges, Sanford optimistic on Election Day

Preparing a precinct
Preparing a precinct Above, Gene England (from right), the voting clerk and poll manager for the Aiken 5 precinct, along with his son B

Cheers and support

Hopefuls focus on war, economy
Republican Charlie Norwood, campaigning on issues such as the economy, war and terrorism, is facing Democrat Barry Gordon Irwin in a battle for the 9th Congressional District.

Pupils study special teams

Learning from a pro
Augusta Lynx player Jeff Szwez urges Martinez Elementary third-grader Jacques Gresham to do more sit-ups during his physical education fitness test. Several hockey teammates helped motivate the pupils Monday.

Barnes, Perdue accuse each other with race bating
ATLANTA -- With the election two days away, Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes and Republican challenger Sonny Perdue accused each other Sunday in a debate televised statewide of playing the race card.

Plutonium-packing system slows job
GOLDEN, Colo. - Experts say a temperamental machine could slow down shipments of weapons-grade plutonium from the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant Rocky Flats to Savannah River Site.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers: THIS IS A rave for the column by Leonard Pitts. I think he is the best columnist in The Augusta Chronicle. He says the right thing at the right time. I really find his articles stimulating.

Executive speaks on reactors
Corbin A. McNeill Jr., a retired nuclear power executive, laid out the future of reactor technology for a crowd of 650 nuclear industry professionals Monday night in Augusta.

Across the area
A North Augusta man told police he was attacked and robbed early Sunday at an Augusta condominium complex.

Election will test new machines
The touchable screens operate like microwave oven or ATM - and Georgia voters will inaugurate thousands of them during Tuesday's election.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH -A 21-year-old Dorchester County woman is suing two counties and their sheriffs, alleging that she was mistakenly held for 20 days on an arrest warrant for another woman.

Subscriber of the day
Roger Williams is today's subscriber of the day.

Educators convene in Augusta
Three local private schools are playing host to the Georgia Independent Schools Association Annual Conference, an event that is expected to attract about 900 educators to the Augusta area.

Black candidates make history
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The two black men and one black woman on Tuesday's ballot will make history, win or lose.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -The Charleston City Council thought it had a solution for residents bothered by the horns of passing trains.

Across the area
A homeless man was charged early Monday with stealing a computer from a Paine College dormitory, authorities said.

Authorities charge man with killing roommate

Howell's future is certain, it's only going to get better
ATLANTA - Tiger Woods to Charles Howell as they locked claws on the interview podium after Sunday's Tour Championship:

Benson's streaks ends at 226

Martin docked 25 points for Rockingham violation
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mark Martin's championship hopes received a setback Monday when NASCAR penalized his team 25 points for a rules violation at North Carolina Speedway.

Martin docked 25 points for Rockingham violation

Benson's streaks ends at 226
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Johnny Benson ended one of the longest winless streaks in NASCAR on Sunday, holding off Mark Martin to win the Pop Secret 400 for his first victory in 226 starts.

Clippers top Pistons

Belkin acting as front-runner in bid for Charlotte franchise

Belkin acting as front-runner in bid for Charlotte franchise
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A potential ownership group that includes Larry Bird is operating under the assumption the NBA will award it the rights to a new Charlotte franchise.

Clippers top Pistons
LOS ANGELES -- The Clippers escaped the ranks of winless NBA teams.

Duke starts season with first No. 1 ranking
Duke is returning all five starters from a Final Four team. No wonder it's starting the season at No. 1.

Falcons QB knows other teams will learn from Ravens' success

NFL suspends Buckner four games for violating steroid policy

Monday Night Football: Packers top Dolphins

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Harry Pund III's dad always could spin a story.

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New bar laws not needed in Augusta
Those obsessed with falsely claiming that the synagogue on Broad Street is not a legitimate house of worship in an attempt to push special legislation to liberalize laws on bar locations seek to divert attention from the facts. Barry H. Bolgla, Augusta

Burk damaging to status of women
There was a time when the American woman was held in such high esteem that she was the envy of women throughout the world. Helen Bolen, North Augusta, S.C.

Media perpetuate myths about welfare
Certain erroneous myths about welfare have been perpetuated by the conservative, racist media and especially by the many very ignorant radio talk-show hosts, who monopolize the airways. Mark Gelbart, Augusta

Every vote counts
More is at stake in this midterm election than any in memory, demonstrating why the cliche, "every vote counts," is true.

Ga. Amendments
They don't get much attention. They're not flashy or overly controversial. And no one's face comes with them.

We endorse...
We endorse the following candidates, amendments and referenda:

New coliseum would boost growth
I originally came from the Charlotte, N.C., area. When I was 16, I attended my first concert at the Charlotte Coliseum. It amazed me on entering the structure; it not only looked like the seventh wonder of the world, I had never seen so many people under one roof. Donald Gregory, Martinez, Ga.

Birch Society not linked to Klan
Surely, Joaquin Godoy (letter on Oct. 8, "Another sign offends") has something better to do than to attempt to demonize the John Birch Society. The old leftist trick of trying to associate the society with the Ku Klux Klan just won't fly. Andy Windham, Wagener, S.C.

Civic center needs more than floor
Susan Collins' Oct. 12 letter to the editor, "Civic center event impresses family," was excellent. I, too, attended the Lynx open house and was impressed with the shiny, freshly waxed floors and clean facilities. We even got a free hot dog and a coke. Jack Sisson, Evans, Ga.

War with Iraq should be last resort
The present debate, regarding Iraq, exemplifies both strengths and problems of a Democratic society. Having enlisted in the aftermath of Vietnam, I know what a debilitating effect civilian disapproval can have on the morale of our armed forces. Conversely, having served during Desert Storm, I know the almost euphoric feeling it can give the military to know there is near-unanimous support for your actions. Jim Murrah, Martinez, Ga.

We endorse...
We endorse the following candidates, amendments and referenda:

Supports DeVaney's statements
Regarding the Oct. 22 letter by SFC Kent A. Briley ("DeVaney's military slur defensive") concerning former Augusta Mayor Charles DeVaney's statements about a drunken soldier from Fort Gordon: I support his statements and would like to know what actions were taken against the soldier. Reese Lewallen, Martinez, Ga.

Democrats a disservice to rest of us
In reference to the Oct. 12 letter by Paul Cook ("Do right: Vote Democratic ticket"), Mr. Cook said, "I have always proudly and intelligently voted for Democratic Party candidates ..." The first part of this assertion is undoubtedly true, but the rest is questionable - as is the general thrust of his letter. "Yellow dog Democrats" do the rest of us a great disservice by their actions, which are a result of ignorance, gullibility and a lack of critical-thinking skills on their part. ... Robert Smock, Hephzibah, Ga.

Pilot warns of Continental's service
I am a pilot for a major airline, and I live in the Augusta area. The upcoming start-up service and money pledged to attract Continental Airlines to Augusta Regional Airport should be viewed with complete knowledge. Leslie Dittmer-Boyle, Lincolnton, Ga.

Augusta should fund new airport
Some present and past Augusta Chronicle employees have tried to scare the general public with major articles against the very much-needed new airport without breaking out the figures and the bottom-line truth. Jim Bible III, Martinez, Ga.

Jury: Arum not liable for Chavez's defection from King camp

Slovakia beats Spain to win Fed Cup

Overtime

Overtime

New York's Olympics boosters look to next hurdle
NEW YORK -- Now that New York has won the national nomination to host the 2012 Summer Olympics, it has to convince the world it's the best choice, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday.

Overtime
Jimmy Vasser charged past Michael Andretti on a restart two laps from the end of Sunday's Toyota 500, and pulled away for an easy victory in the fastest 500-mile race ever in Fontana, Calif.

Kenyans wins NYC Marathon; legally blind Olympian top among U.S. women
NEW YORK -- Boston Marathon winner Rodgers Rop of Kenya won the New York City Marathon Sunday, and legally blind Olympian Marla Runyan was the first U.S. woman across the finish line.

Jury: Arum not liable for Chavez's defection from King camp
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A jury refused Monday to award any money to Don King in his fight with rival promoter Bob Arum over rights to boxer Julio Cesar Chavez.

Overtime
Two area standouts will play in this season's Shrine Bowl, pitting some of the best seniors from South Carolina against those from North Carolina.

Slovakia beats Spain to win Fed Cup
MASPALOMAS, Canary Islands -- Slovakia beat Spain for its first Fed Cup title Sunday, with hobbling Spanish star Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario reduced to tears on the court by a heckler.

NFL suspends Buckner four games for violating steroid policy
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Brentson Buckner was suspended for four games Monday for violating the NFL's steroid policy.

Falcons survive Ravens' attack
ATLANTA - Patrick Kerney always thought the law of averages would even out for the Atlanta Falcons.

Monday Night Football: Packers top Dolphins
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Brett Favre had a much better return than Cris Carter.

Falcons QB knows other teams will learn from Ravens' success
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- After watching film of his performance against the Baltimore Ravens, Michael Vick let out a deep sigh Monday afternoon.

Howell's future is certain, it's only going to get better

Techbits: Wireless rechargers, Electronic lost and found, Mauritius investment
SAN FRANCISCO -- A scourge of the gadget-happy are all those cradles and cords needed for recharging.

LifeGem turns human remains into diamonds
NORTH SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Fred Fergerson already offers his customers options. They can have their ashes blasted into orbit, sprinkled on the slopes of the Swiss Alps, or used in patching coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean.

Popularity of CD burning cuts into online music sales
SAN FRANCISCO -- The growing popularity of CD burning and illegal song-swapping over the Internet has cut into online music sales, sending them tumbling 25 percent this year, according to a survey released Monday.

Join the Army on your PC
Fat, fifty-something and with the basic fitness of a sponge, you can still join the United States Army.

Edwards drop symbolizes night of lost chances for Georgia
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Terrence Edwards cut to his right, sending a Florida defender to the ground. As he broke into the clear, he turned to find the ball and wipe away a night of lost opportunities for Georgia.

Bulldogs missed their shot
As they filed out of Alltel Stadium on Saturday, deflated and despondent Georgia fans were cursing two late plays their team botched.

Georgia's party becomes a nightmare
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jon Stinchcomb slumped against a cinderblock wall in the bowels of Alltel Stadium, his eyes red and moist.

Bulldogs missed their shot

Edwards drop symbolizes night of lost chances for Georgia

Georgia's party becomes a nightmare

Tennessee tops South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- It was the easiest drive to call for Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer, until the very end.

Tennessee tops South Carolina

Holtz sticks with quarterback Jenkins
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Coach Lou Holtz thinks there are several things that need changing in South Carolina's passing attack. Quarterback Corey Jenkins is not one of them.

Teen needs to tell guy that she is pregnant

My pad
THE FACTS: Ali Brantley, 15, is a sophomore at North Augusta High School.

My ride
FACTS: Nina Armstrong, 17, is a senior at Davidson Fine Arts Magnet High School.

Your style

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

My ride

My pad

Characters, plot lack depth in 'Attraction'
During one of the last scenes of The Rules of Attraction, James Van der Beek's character, Sean Bateman, tells someone "You'll never know me." While the quote was directed toward a male friend of the character, the audience can't help but feel it was directed toward them.

Teens often seek refuge by staying with friends
The fighting and yelling had become too much for 14-year-old Donna. It seemed like she couldn't do anything right in her parents' eyes.

Good performances found in recycled 'Red Dragon'
The beginning of Red Dragon gives us the details that left us hanging when 1991's The Silence of the Lambs began. We've been wondering for years who put the famed Dr. Lecter in a mental asylum and why.

Your style
THE FACTS: April Young, 13, is an eighth-grader at Paul Knox Middle School.

Characters, plot lack depth in 'Attraction'

Xtreme calendar

Audio best

Teens often seek refuge by staying with friends

Question of the week

Question of the week
Is there a local college, or any college, that could provide a person with more acting experience? Is there a college where they can go to be an aspiring actress or singer? - 16-year-old Thomson girl

Teen needs to tell guy that she is pregnant
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: There's this guy who has a girlfriend, and they've been dating 2 1/2 years and they've been having some tough problems in their relationship. I've been sleeping with him, and I just found out I'm pregnant with his baby. So what do I need to do about this whole mess? - 19-year-old Augusta girl

Xtreme calendar
It's Election Day: Get out and vote if you're eligible.

Theme funerals new way to head for the hereafter

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LifeGem turns human remains into diamonds

Techbits: Wireless rechargers, Electronic lost and found, Mauritius investment

Popularity of CD burning cuts into online music sales

Join the Army on your PC

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