Ted Williams' son sued by sports promoter

Johnson wins fourth straight Cy Young Award, fifth overall
NEW YORK -- Randy Johnson won his record-tying fourth straight National League Cy Young Award on Tuesday, a unanimous pick over Arizona teammate Curt Schilling.

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.

Hinske, Jennings voted Rookies of the Year

Johnson wins fourth straight Cy Young Award, fifth overall

A Rally Monkey movie? Not so fast, the Angels say

A Rally Monkey movie? Not so fast, the Angels say
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The World Series champion Anaheim Angels aren't about to let anyone monkey around with their mascot, especially when it comes to a movie.

Daylight-saving time's extra hour just slips away

Braves name Pat Kelly manager at Richmond

Braves name Pat Kelly manager at Richmond
ATLANTA -- Pat Kelly will manage the AAA Richmond Braves next season, the Atlanta Braves said Tuesday.

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.

Business briefs
The University of South Carolina Aiken's Small Business Development Center will offer a workshop on how to successfully run a small business.

Sooty autos anger tenant
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Soot coming from a northeastern Florida power station has prompted a Jacksonville Port Authority tenant to consider moving its automobile processing facility out of town.

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.

Stocks end higher Tuesday
NEW YORK -- Investors expecting a big GOP Election Day victory bought stocks gleefully Tuesday, giving the Dow Jones industrials a triple-digit gain and lifting technology stocks out of a slump.

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.

NBC to buy Bravo from Cablevision for $1.25 billion

Sour economy means bad times for golf-course operators

Business briefs

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.

Ex-chemist tries fashion
There are a few pieces of lingerie in Ericka Moore's downtown boutique, but that's not the reason she called it The Pink Slip.

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.

Buyer looks at WFXG assets

Ex-chemist tries fashion

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

Stocks end higher Tuesday

Business briefs

Whitehurst takes control for Clemson

Whitehurst takes control for Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Charlie Whitehurst figured he'd be Clemson's starting quarterback sometime, so why not now?

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

Spurrier congratulates Zook
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Steve Spurrier remembers when he was a first-year coach at Florida, and not every member of the Gator Nation was sold on what he was bringing to town.

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.

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

Bama punter kicks on despite torn knee ligament

Spurrier congratulates Zook

Duke starts season with first No. 1 ranking

Fort Gordon prepares to open nine-hole wonder

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Every vote counts

Return of the zealots

In the know
Women are known to collect shoes. Men, it seems, collect jeans. More than half of jeans-wearing men own between five and 10 pairs, with Generation Xers owning the most, according to the retailer Old Navy, which conducted a survey of 500 men with the market research company RoperASW.

Bake to basics
My daughter C.C. is a nacho lover, and today's recipe for C.C's Nacho Casserole gives her the taste of her favorite appetizer in a quick and easy main dish.

'George Lopez' sitcom proves a boon for ABC, TV diversity
LOS ANGELES -- ABC sitcom star George Lopez was a guest on "Good Morning America" last month when he got a friendly reminder about his part in the network's rebuilding effort.

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.

'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."

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

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.

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

Small portions
The base of a souffle, whether a thick flour-bound sauce, pastry cream, chocolate or fruit puree, needs to be intensely flavored, since the bland whites mute the flavor. Have prepped molds, base, spatula, pans and preheated oven ready to go before whipping the whites.

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.

Suggs back in control of Georgia Tech offense
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech quarterback A.J. Suggs is playing so well even his mistakes turn into big plays, and his improvement is the main reason the Yellow Jackets have won two straight.

Suggs back in control of Georgia Tech offense

Finchem makes example of Martha - Stewart
It was only a matter of time before Martha's name came up during a PGA Tour meeting about protecting the image of golf.

Golfer Jace Bugg begins treatments for leukemia
HENDERSON, Ky. -- Buy.com Tour golfer Jace Bugg is undergoing chemotherapy treatments for leukemia at a Las Vegas hospital.

Finchem makes example of Martha - Stewart

A tough year to do business

USGA interested in museum at famed restaurant
NEW YORK -- Those who loved going to the Russian Team Room for its caviar and vodka could be in for a surprise the next time its doors are open: The main attraction might be Tiger Woods.

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.

A tough year to do business
ATLANTA -- PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem sat in a quiet, dimly lit room at East Lake Golf Club and went over his schedule, typed single-space on an index card. The only thing missing from the itinerary was a minute to catch his breath.

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.

USGA interested in museum at famed restaurant

Donald gets first PGA win in rain-shortened tournament

Another year of the Tiger

Golfer Jace Bugg begins treatments for leukemia

Northwestern, Marlboro County ruled out for playoffs

Swainsboro has overcome start

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.

Swainsboro has overcome start
Going into the season, Swainsboro coach Shane Williamson knew his inexperienced team would have a tough time in its non-region schedule.

Rosters announced for S.C. North-South game
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- One of the top quarterbacks in South Carolina will get a chance to shine in at least one postseason game.

Gillies joins linemates in Hockey Hall of Fame

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.

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.

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.

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

Georgia tip helps FBI capture fugitive
The capture of one the FBI Top Ten Fugitives facing drug trafficking charges in U.S. District Court led to a quiet hearing Wednesday afternoon in the historic Augusta federal courthouse.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New bar laws not needed in Augusta

Burk damaging to status of women

Augusta should fund new airport

Solution to our problems: God

Son convicted of statutory rape thought girl was 18

Dog fees unfair to responsible owners

New coliseum would boost growth

Meanings of words always changing

Supports DeVaney's statements

Corrects letter writer's slant on Bush

Pilot warns of Continental's service

Serial-story comics wanted for older readers

Pay standards should apply to CEOs

'Boondocks' cartoon is drivel

Senior calendar

'George Lopez' sitcom proves a boon for ABC, TV diversity

Fun with politics

In the know

Those who help community get write-in votes

TV networks cover first big election since Florida fiasco

'Santa Clause 2' has $29 million debut

In the know

Bake to basics

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

Five Questions with Tyson Holly
Augusta Lynx left wing Tyson Holly answers questions for Chronicle staff writer Rob Mueller.

Rumors of move denied

Lynx coach feels pressure

Lynx coach feels pressure
After enduring one of the worst five-game stretches in team history, the Augusta Lynx coach said Tuesday that his job could be riding on the outcome of games Friday and Saturday at home against Charlotte and Columbia.

Rumors of move denied
As Lynx owners continue their quest to find local investors to buy a stake in the team, majority owner Peter Gillespie paints a promising picture for the future of minor-pro hockey in Augusta.

Safety net
James Montgomery, of Arena Resources Inc., installs a hockey safety net at the Augusta-Richmond Civic Center Tuesday afternoon.

Five Questions with Tyson Holly

Republicans sweep senate and governor's races
ATLANTA -- Republicans stunned the top two Democrats on the ballot Tuesday in Georgia, a state dominated by that party since Reconstruction.

Across the southeast
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -Rodger Bass, an attorney who defended Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bomber Bobby Frank Cherry, died Sunday. He was 39.

2 races center on jail, hospital

Man retires with levers

Barrett wins 3rd district
South Carolina Rep. Gresham Barrett, R-Westminster, decisively won South Carolina's 3rd District congressional seat Tuesday.

Across the southeast

Warren takes early lead in District 99
In a low-key race overshadowed by others on the ballot, Georgia Rep. George DeLoach trailed Democrat Pete Warren for the House District 99 seat.

Across the area

Graham wins Thurmond's Senate seat

Graham becomes first new senator in 36 years

Republicans sweep senate and governor's races

Sanford wins S.C. governor's race

GOP controls Georgia U.S. House seats
ATLANTA - Republicans Max Burns and Phil Gingrey won upset victories Tuesday in congressional districts drawn for Democrats, keeping a majority of Georgia U.S. House seats in GOP control.

McIntyre, Young will meet in runoff

Graham becomes first new senator in 36 years
COLUMBIA - Republican Rep. Lindsey Graham became South Carolina's first new senator in 36 years Tuesday, winning the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Strom Thurmond.

Burmeister is set for win

Lawyers to keep eyes on polls

Georgia tip helps FBI capture fugitive

Across Georgia

Conference attracts educators

Extortion case draws attention to mayor
In a town that touts its Southern charm, tree-lined streets and more than 100 Colonial, antebellum and Victorian homes, a scandal has unfolded that has the mayor of Washington, Ga., sitting in a shaky seat.

Vandalism hits before big game

Across the area
An Augusta man was charged Tuesday with molesting his friend's younger sister and giving her alcohol, a sheriff's report states.

Plutonium-packing system slows job

All in the family
The Carlisle family of Aiken turns Election Day into a family affair.

Comptroller win increases GOP's power

Absentees hurt Walker
Republican Randy Hall scored an upset victory over incumbent Democratic state Sen. Charles Walker Sr. to win the 22nd District Senate seat in Tuesday's election.

Burns beats Walker

Incumbent Padgett wins in school trustee race
Barbara Padgett, the District 6 representative of the Richmond County Board of Education, appeared to defeat opponent Robert Ingham by 72 percent to 28 percent amid slow returns.

Youth drive

Sunday liquor sales get Aiken's approval
AIKEN - Spirits were high Tuesday night for advocates of Sunday alcohol sales in Aiken after strong support for a referendum allowing it.

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Early results leaning to Hall
Political newcomer Randy Hall was leading Democratic incumbent Sen. Charles Walker Sr. in early returns Tuesday in the District 22 Senate race.

House Speaker loses after 40 years in office

News you can use
NOV. 6, 1930 Augusta's Retail Merchants Association has unanimously decided to decorate Broad Street with colored lights again this year.

Democrat heads toward win in House District 97

S.C. to elect new senator

Taylor wins re-election in Georgia's lieutenant governor's race

Across the area

Sunday liquor sales get Aiken's approval

Doctor's assistant receives prison time

Correction

Perdue pulls off monumental upset

Republican wins 12th District race

Youth drive
Chris Lietzow, 16, gives the thumbs up to people driving by the H. Odell Weeks Activity Center in Aiken as his friend Robe Victor, 16, whistles in hopes of getting people to come in and vote. The Aiken High School students braved the weather Tuesday to campaign and earn credit for an American government class.

Perdue close to monumental upset in governor's race

Man retires with levers
ATHENS, Ga. - The moment an Athens-Clarke County voter stepped past the curtain of a lever voting machine was the culmination of hours of painstaking preparation.

Burns holds early edge over Walker

Attorneys defend faith at conference
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Christian lawyers.

GOP takes lead in Columbia County

Rants and Raves
THERE ARE so-called charities operating and targeting people in the CSRA who pocket most of the money for themselves.

Incumbent Padgett wins in school trustee race

Alcohol measure gets OK
AIKEN - Spirits were high Tuesday night for advocates of Sunday alcohol sales in Aiken after a referendum allowing it passed.

Absentees hurt Walker

Warren topples DeLoach
Democrat Pete Warren appeared headed toward an upset of incumbent Georgia Rep. George DeLoach for House District 99.

Georgians approve most amendments

New system stalls Richmond County tally
Election results from Richmond County precincts lagged hours behind reports from other Georgia counties Tuesday night, with local totals trickling out until early today.

Alcohol measure gets OK

Republican wins 12th District race
Strong support in the rural counties for Republican candidate Max Burns help seal a win over Democrat rival, Charles "Champ" Walker Jr., in election returns for the 12th Congressional District late Tuesday.

GOP controls Georgia U.S. House seats

Republican Cox wins school superintendent race
ATLANTA -- A Republican critic of Georgia's education reform defeated a teachers association executive for the state school superintendent's seat.

Voters approve changes to laws

Towles leads District 2 race for school board
AIKEN - With most votes counted, frequent political candidate Rebekah "Reb" Sutherland was losing a hard-fought school board race Tuesday with Valerie Towles for representation of District 2.

Early results leaning to Hall

Burns beats Walker
ATLANTA -- Republican Max Burns upset congressional rival Charles "Champ" Walker Jr. in a new district drawn as a Democratic stronghold Tuesday, dashing Democrats' plans to win a majority of Georgia U.S. House seats.

McIntyre, Young head for runoff

McIntyre, Young head for runoff
From a field of five, two candidates had emerged in early reports as front-runners in Tuesday's mayoral election, likely to secure a spot on ballots Nov. 26, for a runoff race.

Police arrest frantic woman after accident

Voters approve changes to laws
Georgia voters were on their way to approving most of the constitutional amendments and referendum questions on Tuesday's ballot.

Man retires with levers

Across Georgia
MACON -A Georgia man has pleaded guilty to phoning a bomb threat against Vice President Dick Cheney at a speech in July in Macon, federal officials said Tuesday.

Barrett wins 3rd district

News you can use

Extortion case draws attention to mayor

Across South Carolina

Hodges, Sanford optimistic on Election Day

Touchscreen Voting Suffers Glitch

Correction

Man gets 15-year sentence for crime

Gubernatorial candidates make final push

Review backs deputy's action

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

Republicans, Democrats battle for Congress

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.

All in the family

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.

Republican Cox wins school superintendent race

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.

Lawyers contest death sentence
Attorneys for the last man sentenced to death by a Richmond County jury have begun the final round of appeals.

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

Police arrest frantic woman after accident
An Augusta woman allegedly attacked a police officer with a campaign sign after fleeing the scene of a four-car accident on Alexander Drive that injured two people Tuesday.

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.

Lawyers contest death sentence

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.

Man retires with levers
ATHENS, Ga. - The moment an Athens-Clarke County voter stepped past the curtain of a lever voting machine was the culmination of hours of painstaking preparation.

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
ST. GEORGE -Two people have been arrested for helping three inmates escape from a prison near Ridgeville.

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.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Cathy Collins of Augusta.

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.

Camden sheriff's office takes over Woodbine beat
WOODBINE, Ga. - The Woodbine Police Department went out of business Friday.

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.

Warren takes early lead in District 99

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.

Electronic voting system runs smoothly

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

Burmeister is set for win
With her seat eliminated during redistricting, Georgia Rep. Sue Burmeister appeared to defeat Democrat David Bell in her bid to return in House District 96.

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.

Georgians approve most amendments
ATLANTA - A constitutional amendment that would create a program for the voluntary sterilization of cats and dogs easily won approval Tuesday, but Georgians voted against an amendment that would allow tax breaks for developers of low-income housing.

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.

House Speaker loses after 40 years in office
ATLANTA - The nation's longest-serving legislative speaker lost Tuesday after more than four decades in office.

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

Ryberg fails bid for post

Graham wins Thurmond's Senate seat
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Political observers say it was no surprise when Republican Rep. Lindsey Graham won the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Strom Thurmond.

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

Ryberg fails bid for post
Democratic candidate Grady Patterson beat Aiken County legislator Greg Ryberg in the race for South Carolina treasurer.

2 races center on jail, hospital
EDGEFIELD COUNTY COUNCIL

Comptroller win increases GOP's power
COLUMBIA - Richard Eckstrom's win in the comptroller's general race means more than just another Republican in statewide office.

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

Electronic voting system runs smoothly
Georgia's new electronic voting machines seemed to work fine Tuesday - once voters navigated long lines to the polls.

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

Taylor wins re-election in Georgia's lieutenant governor's race
ATLANTA -- Democratic Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor grabbed a second term Tuesday as lieutenant governor and promised that he would not turn the Legislature into a sparring ground with Sonny Perdue, the newly elected Republican governor.

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.

Sanford wins S.C. governor's race
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Republican Mark Sanford defeated South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges on Tuesday in a tight race that pitted plans to improve economic woes against ongoing programs to bolster the state's poor public education system.

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.

Perdue pulls off monumental upset
ATLANTA -- A Republican captured the Georgia governor's office for the first time in more than 130 years Tuesday as former state Sen. Sonny Perdue pulled off a stunning upset of Democrat Roy Barnes.

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.

Voters change face of panel
Aiken County Council appears to have a whole new look.

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.

Perdue close to monumental upset in governor's race
ATLANTA -- Sonny Perdue, a former Democrat, mounted the Republican party's strongest bid for the Georgia governorship in over 130 years Tuesday, on the brink of a shocking upset of Gov. Roy Barnes.

High-tech equipment might slow counting

GOP remains in control of District 86
AIKEN - A 17-year Republican district appeared to remain in the GOP column after Tuesday's race for state House District 86 leaned heavily toward Aiken builder Jim Stewart over prosecutor Everett Chandler.

Road projects will start earlier

Democrat heads toward win in House District 97
Though he fell behind early in the race to represent District 97 in the Georgia House of Representatives, by early Wednesday William Quincy Murphy was leading his Republican opponent, Otis Smith, by a significant margin.

Few problems reported with Georgia's electronic voting machines

Burns holds early edge over Walker
Twelfth Congressional District Republican candidate Max Burns was leading rival Charles "Champ" Walker Jr. in early election returns Tuesday.

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Incumbent Taylor holds lead early
ATLANTA - Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor was maintaining a consistent lead in his re-election bid Tuesday night with slightly more than 50 percent of the vote to 47 percent for Republican challenger Steve Stancil. Only 36 percent of the state's precincts had reported.

Preparing a precinct

GOP takes lead in Columbia County
Columbia County voters continued their Republican leanings Tuesday.

Election Day turnout strong

Rants and Raves
THERE ARE so-called charities operating and targeting people in the CSRA who pocket most of the money for themselves.

Agent's account begins 3 trials

Correction
An article in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have said the $1.2 million that Fisher Communications Inc. paid for WFXG-TV in Augusta was for the station building and the land on which it sits. The total purchase price - which would have included intangible assets such as the station's license, affiliation agreement and existing advertising contracts - was not disclosed.

State is ready with computer voting system

Learning from a pro

McIntyre, Young will meet in runoff
From a field of five, two candidates emerged from Tuesday's mayoral election to secure a spot on ballots for a Nov. 26 runoff race.

Fans stoop low when it comes to Edwards
ATHENS, Ga. - Terrence Edwards felt bad enough Sunday morning after his costly dropped pass and his mother's hospitalization.

Fittipaldi to make Winston Cup debut at Phoenix

Series runner-up to replace champion at Newman-Haas
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. -- Bruno Junqueira has been signed by Newman/Haas Racing to replace Brazilian countryman and boyhood friend Cristiano da Matta in 2003.

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.

Series runner-up to replace champion at Newman-Haas

Martin docked 25 points for Rockingham violation

Fittipaldi to make Winston Cup debut at Phoenix
A go-karting accident put Christian Fittipaldi's stock-car racing career on the fast track.

Spencer out at Ganassi at the end of the season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jimmy Spencer's disappointing run at Chip Ganassi Racing ended Tuesday when the car owner fired him after just one season.

Hawks top Nuggets
DENVER -- Glenn Robinson was held below 30 points for the first time this season, but the Atlanta Hawks still gained their third straight victory by defeating the Denver Nuggets 103-87 Tuesday night.

Belkin acting as front-runner in bid for Charlotte franchise

Hawks top Nuggets

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.

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

Packers cautiously optimistic at 7-1

NFL suspends Buckner four games for violating steroid policy

Monday Night Football: Packers top Dolphins

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Mr. William Brunkow    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Jane Samuel    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Dr. Harry Pund Jr.
Harry Pund III's dad always could spin a story.

Mrs. Katherine Sullivan    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Carroll    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Taquela Upshaw    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Margy Clark    (AVERA, Ga.)
Mrs. Vivian White    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Bernice Davenport    (WAGENER, S.C.)
Mr. Robert Williams Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Elvira Fletcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Harriet Wise    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Edith Hughes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Jordan Bowens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Elsie Kitchens    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mr. Allan Brooks    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mr. Hoover Mathis    (ALBANY, Ga.)
Mr. William Brunkow    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Betty Munn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mr. William Brunkow
Family, friends and music industry associates are mourning the sudden death of a local music store owner.

Ms. Caroline Oliver    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Muris Gay Sr.    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mrs. Daisy Pelot    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mrs. Peggy Hays    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mr. Cecil Purvis    (LORTON, Va.)
Mrs. Lillian Snellgrove    (WAYCROSS, Ga.)
Mr. David Randall    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Alfred Hardwick Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Roy Everett    (DEEPSTEP, Ga.)
Mrs. Betty Williams    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mrs. Frances Thomas    (PRATTVILLE, Ala.)
Mrs. Jane Samuel    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Warren Carter Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Katherine Sullivan    (EVANS, Ga.)
Trynati Bunn    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Ora Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Michael Fries    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Mrs. Cheryl Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Jordan Bowens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Oren Quarles Jr. (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Hugh Price (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Geraldine Harris (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Elvira Fletcher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Glenn DuVall (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Williams (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Cheryl Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Samuel (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Peggy Hays (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Van Lively Sr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Harriet Wise (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Trynati Bunn (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Warren Carter Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hilda Oliver (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Everett (DEEPSTEP, Ga.)

Mrs. Katherine Sullivan (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Elsie Kitchens (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Katherine Sullivan (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Amy Reid (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Brunkow (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clyde Mitchell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Munn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Murphy (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Cecil Purvis (LORTON, Va.)

Mrs. Vivian White (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margy Clark (AVERA, Ga.)

Mr. Muris Gay Sr. (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Elsie Kitchens (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Trynati Bunn (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Thomas (PRATTVILLE, Ala.)

Jordan Bowens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Dr. Harry Pund Jr.

Mr. Robert Williams Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edith Hughes (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Philemon Nelson Jr. (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hoover Mathis (ALBANY, Ga.)

Mr. William Brunkow (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Chris Newsome (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Jane Samuel (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Pelot (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Alfred Hardwick Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Carroll (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Florence Mitchell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Annie Cowart (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Kennedy (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Queen Carmon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Pelot (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillian Snellgrove (WAYCROSS, Ga.)

Mr. David Randall (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ora Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Taquela Upshaw (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Jones (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Florence Mitchell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. David Randall (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Warren Carter Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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.

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.

WorldCom's mask
"Our investigation strongly suggests that WorldCom personnel responded to changing business conditions and earnings pressures by taking extraordinary and illegal steps to mask the discrepancy between the financial reality at the company and Wall Street's expectations."

Meanings of words always changing
Regarding Zameer Sheikh's Oct. 21 letter, "Chronicle misuse of 'jihad' contributes to misunderstanding": I would point out that the U.S. print media redefined the meaning of "jihad" to be "holy war" some months ago. Raymond Hargrove, North Augusta, S.C.

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.

Son convicted of statutory rape thought girl was 18
On Oct. 4 my son, now 20, was sentenced to three years in prison. He was convicted of statutory rape, having had consensual sexual relations with a minor. Yolanda Maldonado, Augusta

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

Dog fees unfair to responsible owners
As a responsible pet owner I make sure my pets have their yearly checkups and shots. They are AKC-registered, do not run the streets and only go outside in my fenced yard when I go with them. Robin Hughes, Augusta

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.

Serial-story comics wanted for older readers
Once again age is being pushed aside and this time it's The Augusta Chronicle doing the pushing. Older folks remember when comics were continuing stories like comic books or soap operas. Betty Grimstead, Augusta

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.

Solution to our problems: God
We face many problems today - terrorism, snipers, drive-by shootings, drugs, alcohol, domestic violence and child abuse. Dr. C.A. Dabney, Augusta

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

Corrects letter writer's slant on Bush
In answer to Ernest W. Erdman's letter of Oct. 23, "President Bush is only interested in Middle East oil," I have to wonder what world map he is looking at. Iraq does not have access to the Caspian Sea, and the only way it could is if Saddam Hussein invaded Iran (again). Don Christian, Hephzibah, Ga.

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

Return of the zealots
Recall how critics of President George W. Bush wept and gnashed their teeth when he was considering unilateral military action to effect a "regime change" in Iraq?

'Boondocks' cartoon is drivel
On Oct. 13 you asked readers to choose between two comic strips, yet you publish Boondocks. Did anyone at The Chronicle even read that strip before it was published? Are you being paid to publish this advertisement for the Democratic Party, or are you being threatened? John Ballard, Augusta

A happy medium
With police out in force and outdoor vendors and bands denied access, the Augusta First Friday festival was a lot tamer this month than last. The question is, was Broad Street too tame?

Pay standards should apply to CEOs
The salaries of top corporate officers should be tied to the salaries of the workers they direct. It is hard to accept that the worker who produces a service or product should be asked to take a pay cut or benefit reduction, while CEOs are getting bonuses and stock options because the business is doing so well. Paul Beck, Martinez, Ga.

Report: Third person investigated in suspicious Breeders' Cup bet

Overtime

Overtime

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

Report: Third person investigated in suspicious Breeders' Cup bet
NEW YORK -- A third person is being investigated as part of a probe into a suspicious Breeders' Cup bet worth $3 million, the Thoroughbred Times reported Tuesday.

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.

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
Four area players were named to the South Carolina North-South All Star Game on Tuesday.

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

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 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.

Packers cautiously optimistic at 7-1
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The last two times the Green Bay Packers started 7-1 they won the Super Bowl.

Fans stoop low when it comes to Edwards

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.

Access-card required for Internet cafe users in part of China
BEIJING -- A Chinese province has required Internet cafe users to buy access cards that identify them to police, further tightening official monitoring of who uses the Internet and what they do online, a police spokesman said Monday.

Lord of the Rings does well as videogame
The history of videogames is littered with the rubble of bad titles based on popular movies.

Drugs tested to halt mental decline after heart bypass surgery
WASHINGTON -- Call it brain fog, that loss of memory and thinking ability that strikes tens of thousands of patients after open-heart surgery, and sometimes other big operations, every year.

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.

Georgia still controls its own destiny despite first loss

Dogs look ahead

Dogs look ahead
ATHENS, Ga. - The schedule says Georgia plays Mississippi this week, but Tuesday the Bulldogs were still talking about old opportunities missed.

Georgia still controls its own destiny despite first loss
ATHENS, Ga. -- As if losing for the first time wasn't bad enough, Georgia had to go through it again in the film room.

Gamecocks get no respect despite last year's success
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina's top scorer Jocelyn Penn is back after the Gamecocks finished last season at No. 6, but that hasn't translated into respect from preseason poll voters.

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.

Gamecocks get no respect despite last year's success

Fort Gordon prepares to open nine-hole wonder
It was well worth a recent trip to Fort Gordon to see the new nine-hole course at Gordon Lakes Golf Course.

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

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

Xtreme calendar

Characters, plot lack depth in 'Attraction'

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.

My pad

Audio best

Teens often seek refuge by staying with friends

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

My ride

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

Your style

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

Teen needs to tell guy that she is pregnant

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:

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

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.

Question of the week

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.

Lord of the Rings does well as videogame

Join the Army on your PC

Access-card required for Internet cafe users in part of China

Popularity of CD burning cuts into online music sales

Drugs tested to halt mental decline after heart bypass surgery