Morris Museum shows works from Tennessee

Morris Museum shows works from Tennessee
Contrary to popular belief, the artistic output of Tennessee doesn't begin and end with guitar-toting country crooners.

Fantasy Baseball: Late moves could boost teams
For the astute owner seeking to revamp his or her lineup with an infusion of fresh talent, we continue with an assessment of this year's best late-season fantasy prospects.

Foul ball at Pirates game leaves boy with broken jaw
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A 6-year-old boy was recovering from a broken jaw Thursday after being hit by a foul ball at a Pittsburgh Pirates game.

Foul ball at Pirates game leaves boy with broken jaw

Fantasy Baseball: Late moves could boost teams

Readers brave buffalo, toddlers to finish postcard list

Tyler James Eugene Frazier

Jacob Wyatt Newman
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Newman of Matthews, Ga., announce the birth of a son, Jacob Wyatt Newman, Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joe B. Walden of Matthews and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Newman of Blythe.

Julianna Rose Fairchild
Brandon Fairchild and Christina King, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Julianna Rose Fairchild, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. McKay of Greenville, Tenn., and Mr. and Mrs. Larmer of Augusta.

Cody Aiden Turner
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Turner of Hephzibah announce the birth of a son, Cody Aiden Turner, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Danny Wilkins and Debra Black of Augusta and Brince and Kathy Turner of Conyers, Ga.

Jeffrey Gregory Baker
Jeffrey Rouseau and Kimberly Hayes, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Jeffrey Gregory Baker, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Harvey and Carolyn Hayes of Augusta, Marquita Rouseau of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Culpepper of Atlanta.

Tristan Elizabeth Kehr
Trey and Misti Kehr of North Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Tristan Elizabeth Kehr, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kearse and Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Kane, all of Aiken, Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Gartman of Stapleton, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Ken Kehr Jr. of Savannah, Ga.

Tyler James Eugene Frazier
Steven Frazier and Ashley Masby, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Tyler James Eugene Frazier, Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Grandparents are Michael and Carolyn Masby and Kirby and Pat Frazier, all of Augusta.

Jeffrey Gregory Baker

Joshua Jay Garrison
Jay and Cherie Garrison of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Joshua Jay Garrison, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Grandparents are Faye Page and Terry Shell of Augusta and Rolf Garrison and Sybil Campbell of Greenville, S.C.

Joshua Douglas Brantley
Joshua and Jesica I. Brantley of Waynesboro, Ga., announce the birth of a son, Joshua Douglas Brantley, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Debbie R. Ide of Midville, Ga., and the late Douglas Ide.

Cierra Shar'leese Pfeifer

Walter Alexander Ethan Poole
Anthony Poole and Heather Shaw, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Walter Alexander Ethan Poole, Sunday, June 1, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Carolyn Johnson of Hephzibah, Bonnie Poole of Aiken and Walter Sprouse of Ridge Spring, S.C.

Julianna Rose Fairchild

Emma Jane McCord
Wesley and Debra M. McCord of Martinez announce the birth of a daughter, Emma Jane McCord, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Larry J. McLeroy of Blue Ridge, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. James W. McCord Sr. of Trenton, S.C.

Brittany Marie O'Connor

Cody Aiden Turner

Jacob Patrick Hada
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hada of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Jacob Patrick Hada, Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Larry Beam of Martinez and Olivia Beam and Patricia Hada, both of Augusta.

Kristin Marie Fleming

Mariah Jadyn Harris
Robert D. Harris Sr. of Harlem and Melinda A. Purvis of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Mariah Jadyn Harris, Saturday, July 26, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Andrew Purvis and Diana McDaniel, both of Augusta, and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Lee of Harlem.

Levi Joshua Davis

Tyreekus Ke'Juan Harris
Tiwanda Harris of Crawfordville, Ga., announces the birth of a son, Tyreekus Ke'Juan Harris, Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Grandparents are Barry and Virginia Ann Harris of Crawfordville.

Levi Joshua Davis
Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Davis of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Levi Joshua Davis, Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Kenneth Edwards of North Augusta and Sue Ellen McGruder and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Davis, all of Augusta.

Rodriquez D. Stewart II
Rodriquez D. Stewart I and Tonjyanikkia Stewart of North Augusta announce the birth of a son, Rodriquez D. Stewart II, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Dinah Wright of Warrenton, Ga., and Mack Godbee, Daisy Stewart and Rufus Clifford, all of Augusta.

Reece Elaine Whatley
David H. and Jennifer L. Whatley of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Reece Elaine Whatley, Friday, July 25, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. M. Lee Luckey of Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Thelma Hydrick of North Augusta and Mr. and Mrs. William L. Whatley of Augusta.

Reece Elaine Whatley

Kathleen Rachelle Squires
David and Annie Squires of Evans announce the birth of a daughter, Kathleen Rachelle Squires, Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Nuttall of Provo, Utah, and Mr. and Mrs. M. Ronald Squires of Pittsburgh.

Niesje Alysse Wiersma

Cierra Shar'leese Pfeifer
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pfeifer of Hephzibah announce the birth of a daughter, Cierra Shar'leese Pfeifer, Sunday, July 6, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Larry Howard and Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Pfeifer, all of Augusta.

Kaleb Zander Eggers

Caleb Andrew Meliezer
Michael Meliezer and Christa Griffin, both of Blairsville, Ga., announce the birth of a son, Caleb Andrew Meliezer, Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are T.J. and Martha Griffin of Augusta, Mr. and Mrs. R. John Boemanns of Blairsville and Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Meliezer of Villa Rica, Ga.

Jacob Wyatt Newman

Ryan Edward Loftis
Dwayne and Tonya Loftis of Martinez announce the birth of a son, Ryan Edward Loftis, Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Cason of Evans, Carter E. Loftis Jr. of Augusta and Elizabeth A. Loftis of Martinez.

Richard Eugene Ramp Jr. and Meredith Rose Ramp

Charles Trent Leopard
Jonathan and Deana D. Leopard of North Augusta announce the birth of a son, Charles Trent Leopard, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Charles W. and Lynn H. Dickey of Trenton, S.C., and Bobby L. and Debbie M. Leopard of Windsor.

Mariah Jadyn Harris

Gunner Lee Couch

Jacob Patrick Hada

Kathleen Rachelle Squires

Tristan Elizabeth Kehr

Hannah Claire Johnston

Joshua Douglas Brantley

Walter Alexander Ethan Poole

Gary Blakely Bell

Kristin Marie Fleming
Johnny and Jaymi Fleming of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Kristin Marie Fleming, Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Don and Glyn Kelley of Lafayette, La., John Fleming of Augusta and the late Patsy Fleming.

Tara Riley McGuire

Kaleb Zander Eggers
Gary W. and Angela J. Eggers of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Kaleb Zander Eggers, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Lesa D. Shaw and Patsy A. Walton, both of Augusta, and Gary W. Eggers of Front Royal, Va.

Rodriquez D. Stewart II

Gunner Lee Couch
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Couch of Evans announce the birth of a son, Gunner Lee Couch, Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gary Widener and Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Couch, all of Martinez.

Jordin DeWayne Tucker

Niesje Alysse Wiersma
Bruce and Jessica Wiersma of Aiken announce the birth of a daughter, Niesje Alysse Wiersma, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo Granillo of Aiken and the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wiersma.

Grace Madison Way

Grace Madison Way
Chris and Jennifer Way of North Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Grace Madison Way, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. W. Glenn Fields of Aiken, Charlene Fields of North Augusta, Mr. and Mrs. Al Wilson of Clearwater, and the late Christy A. Way.

Caleb Andrew Meliezer

Jordin DeWayne Tucker
Lacey and Dianka Tucker of Waynesboro, Ga., announce the birth of a son, Jordin DeWayne Tucker, Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Grandparents are Robert Lee Townsend and Janice Marie Quick of Fayetteville, N.C., Debra Tucker of Valdosta, Ga., and John and Iris Daniel of Waynesboro.

Charles Trent Leopard

Richard Eugene Ramp Jr. and Meredith Rose Ramp
Richard and Renee Ramp of North Augusta announce the birth of a son and daughter, Richard Eugene Ramp Jr. and Meredith Rose Ramp, Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James R. Hunt of Aiken and Mr. and Mrs. Adrian F. Ramp Jr. of Martinez.

Tyreekus Ke'Juan Harris

Frank T. Gibbs III
Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Gibbs Jr. of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Frank T. Gibbs III, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Hughes of Frederick, Md., Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Gibbs Sr. of Augusta and Jim and Peggy Moore of Atlanta.

Emma Jane McCord

Brittany Marie O'Connor
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome O'Connor of Appling announce the birth of a daughter, Brittany Marie O'Connor, Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Aris Hardin of Washington, Ga., Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy O'Connor of Lincolnton, Ga., and the late Janie M. Bennett.

Blayne Nolan Lynch

Chandler Blake Mixon
Jonathan and Stacie Mixon of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Chandler Blake Mixon, Friday, July 18, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lee Cooper, Vickie Best and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Mixon, all of Augusta.

Joshua Jay Garrison

Tara Riley McGuire
Jonathan and Kimberly McGuire of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Tara Riley McGuire, Thursday, July 24, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Young of Panama City, Panama, and Mr. and Mrs. Neil McGuire of Charlotte, N.C.

Ryan Edward Loftis

Blayne Nolan Lynch
Cory and April Lynch of North Augusta announce the birth of a son, Blayne Nolan Lynch, Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are John and Dona Sloop of Woodbine, Ga., and Joe and Dorothy Lynch and Inez Howell, all of Augusta.

Matthew Gregory Blackmon

Gary Blakely Bell
Bart and Micki Bell of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Gary Blakely Bell, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Barney Morris of Grovetown, and Mr. and Mrs. Clark Gilliland and Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Bell, all of Bay Minette, Ala.

Alyssa Janiya Johnson

Hannah Claire Johnston
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Johnston of Grovetown announce the birth of a daughter, Hannah Claire Johnston, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Martin Favro and Mr. and Mrs. John Johnston, all of Evans.

Chandler Blake Mixon

Alyssa Janiya Johnson
Bobby and Regina Johnson of Aiken announce the birth of a daughter, Alyssa Janiya Johnson, Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Marcellus and Annie Bush of New Ellenton and Bobby and Debra Johnson of Aiken.

Frank T. Gibbs III

Matthew Gregory Blackmon
Robert and Kim Blackmon of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Matthew Gregory Blackmon, Monday, July 28, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Barbara Hutto and Mike and Elizabeth Blackmon, all of Augusta, and the late Gregory Hutto.

Woman could face death by stoning
KATSINA, Nigeria -- A tearful 32-year-old woman cuddled and nursed her toddler in an Islamic appeals court Wednesday as lawyers pleaded she be spared death by stoning for having sex outside marriage.

Thousands take part in tomato fight
MADRID, Spain -- Tens of thousands of people got pasted in eastern Spain on Wednesday in one of the country's most popular summer traditions - the annual tomato-throwing festival.

Holiday Inn wants stolen towels stories
ATLANTA -- Holiday Inn wants to know what has become of the 500,000 towels a year that guests swipe from its 2,638 hotels. Don't worry about trouble, it promises, no one wants the towels back.

Odds and Ends
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Sometimes even an orangutan needs a hug.

Study: Moonshine a common in inner-city Atlanta
ATLANTA -- You don't have to travel to the backwoods of the rural South to find moonshine. A new study says plenty is being brewed in the heart of Atlanta.

Pitcher is star of Mets' victory
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones says that for the Braves to overcome the loss of four relievers, they'll have to score more runs.

Smoltz put on 15-day disabled list with elbow tendinitis
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves closer John Smoltz went on the disabled list Wednesday with tendinitis in his right elbow, probably derailing his chances of breaking the single-season save record.

Injuries shake up Braves' bullpen
ATLANTA - It's on a day like this, with another reliever headed for the disabled list, that the Atlanta Braves can show the depth of their bullpen.

Injured Smoltz is out

Maddux nears record
ATLANTA - Greg Maddux is edging closer to history, to adding another line to his Hall of Fame plaque and to equaling numbers that once seemed unreachable for a pitcher with an 87 mph fastball.

Smoltz put on 15-day disabled list with elbow tendinitis

Maddux nears record

Injuries shake up Braves' bullpen

Pitcher is star of Mets' victory

Injured Smoltz is out
ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves closer John Smoltz has been pitching with elbow pain for three weeks, the team said Wednesday, and he was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

More companies offer stock dividends

EarthLink files lawsuit against 100 people accused of sending millions of 'spam' e-mails
ATLANTA -- EarthLink filed a lawsuit Wednesday against 100 individuals, accusing them of sending millions of unwanted junk e-mails, known as "spam," to the Internet service provider's customers.

Sprint announces plans to expand local phone service

Bank might move downtown
Georgia Bank & Trust Co. is planning to develop a branch, or possibly its new headquarters, in Augusta's central business district, according to sources familiar with the matter.

EarthLink files lawsuit against 100 people accused of sending millions of 'spam' e-mails

Honda to mass market natural gas-powered Civic in 2004

Economy growth is better than first estimated

Corn producing industry struggles with handling of biotech crops
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Seed companies, farmers and grain handlers are struggling with how to keep genetically altered corn from mixing with non-biotech crops.

More companies offer stock dividends
Recent tax breaks that lower the amount investors pay Uncle Sam for stock dividends are slowly changing the way corporations reward their employees and shareholders.

Business briefs

NutraSweet will shutter unit

Economy growth is better than first estimated
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy emerged from the doldrums in the second quarter of this year and grew at a solid 3.1 percent annual rate, a better performance than the government thought just a month ago.

New EPA exemption lets industrial plants make upgrades that increase pollution
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration on Wednesday exempted thousands of older power plants, refineries and factories from having to install costly clean air controls when they modernize with new equipment that improves efficiency but increases pollution.

Honda to mass market natural gas-powered Civic in 2004
DETROIT -- American Honda Motor Co. Inc. plans to become the first automaker to mass market a vehicle that runs on natural gas.

Sprint announces plans to expand local phone service
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sprint Corp. announced plans Wednesday to expand its local phone service to most of the country, less than a week after the Federal Communications Commission issued rules essentially preserving that kind of telephone competition.

Business briefs
The Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia small business assistance departments will have a free seminar Thursday designed to help companies do business with the federal government.

Corn producing industry struggles with handling of biotech crops

NutraSweet will shutter unit
NutraSweet Co. is trimming a quarter of its Augusta work force and shutting down one of the two production units at its eastside artificial sweetener plant.

Sibling rivalry
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson defensive end J.J. Howard and Georgia linebacker Marcus Howard agree on one thing. They'll be glad when Saturday's season-opener between the Tigers and Bulldogs is over.

Sibling rivalry

Quarterback prepares to assume leadership

Georgia-Clemson game could be last one for a while
CLEMSON, S.C. -- When defensive lineman Bill Smith came to Clemson in 1977, the Tigers hadn't fared well against Georgia. By the time Smith left four years later, the schools shared a riveting rivalry that shook the Southeast for more than a decade.

Quarterback prepares to assume leadership
CLEMSON, S.C. - Going into last year's season-opener against Georgia, Charlie Whitehurst was just along for the ride.

Local spotlight

TV schedule
Here is a schedule of college football games to be televised on Saturday.

College picks
Star running back Maurice Clarett won't be in uniform Saturday night when defending national champion Ohio State opens its season against No. 17 Washington.

College picks

Supply & demand
Clemson coach Tommy Bowden chuckles when he hears about all the starters Georgia lost from last season's 13-1 team.

Game of the week

Supply & demand

Local spotlight
This week's local spotlight is on Auburn cornerback Carlos Rogers.

Game of the week
Georgia at Clemson, Memorial Stadium, Clemson, S.C., 12:00 p.m.

Time to turn back
The aircraft has not backed away from the terminal yet. There's still time for the Augusta Aviation Commission to change planes. And it may do so, by rehiring recently fired airport director Ken Kraemer at its meeting at 10 a.m. today at Bush Field terminal.

A sad legacy
It all seems like ancient history now. Linda Schrenko in hot water over her handling of campaign contributions.

Down-to-earth lessons

Time to turn back

A sad legacy

Down-to-earth lessons
Technical, scientific and engineering mistakes that contributed to the Feb. 1 breakup of space shuttle Columbia that killed seven astronauts can be easily fixed. All it takes is the will, know-how and money - all of which the United States has in abundance.

Keep him benched
Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says he'll appeal his Ten Commandments case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary. If the high court hears the case, justices might actually agree with him that the federal courts have no constitutional business telling states what they can or cannot display in their government buildings.

MTV rewinds 20 years in Video Music Awards show
NEW YORK -- Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera gave a writhing tribute to Madonna on Thursday night as MTV presented its 20th annual Video Music Awards by reaching into its past.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Concert calendar
Here's a list of concerts in the area.

Activities make Labor Day anything but boring
Though the Labor Day holiday brings some much-needed rest, it doesn't mean people want nothing to do.

Standing ovations
The baseball season is winding down, and the Augusta GreenJackets wrap up their home schedule with games today through Monday against Asheville at Lake Olmstead Stadium off Milledge Road.

Johnny Cash can't attend MTV awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Johnny Cash's plans to attend the MTV Video Music Awards were scuttled by his hospitalization for an unspecified stomach ailment. He was in stable condition Thursday.

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

Deadline for first do-not-call list is Sunday

Big fund investors could get tens of millions in refunds under regulators' order
WASHINGTON -- Large-scale investors in mutual funds could get tens of millions of dollars in refunds from brokers who failed to give them the discounts on commissions that they were owed.

Stocks rise following upbeat economic reports
NEW YORK -- Wall Street plodded through another quiet preholiday session Thursday, finishing with moderate gains after a last-hour surge of buying.

Stocks rise following upbeat economic reports

Deadline for first do-not-call list is Sunday
WASHINGTON -- Consumers have until Sunday to add their phone numbers to the 41.7 million already on a list to block telemarketing calls starting Oct. 1.

Stocks mixed in light, choppy trading
NEW YORK -- Stocks were narrowly mixed Wednesday as Wall Street struggled to find direction in another quiet session.

Big fund investors could get tens of millions in refunds under regulators' order

Stocks mixed in light, choppy trading

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

Fishing report

Fishing report
Princess Augusta Tickletummy was all tuckered out following her fishing trip with this writer and his wife on Wednesday morning.

Fishing tournament news

Yellow jackets are menaces in yards
It seems like at least once each year I step on a yellow jacket nest. Usually, it's when I am looking up at a tree and not watching where I am going. I did this about three weeks ago and was fortunate I got stung only once, because I had several on my pants leg.

Put some summer into your freezer
At least some plant in your garden is yielding fruits or vegetables faster than you can eat them. Freeze them, for later. Produce that you freeze yourself will taste better than what you can buy because you can grow the best-tasting varieties and harvest at peak flavor.

Put some summer into your freezer

Yellow jackets are menaces in yards

Georgia Southern launches self-study of athletics program
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Georgia Southern University president Bruce Grube launched a year-long study of the school's athletics program Thursday, as mandated by the NCAA.

Young to be honored at BYU season opener
PROVO, Utah -- On a night one of Brigham Young's greatest quarterbacks is honored, another wearing the same number will try to establish himself as the next in a storied line of Cougar passers.

Squads look to kick off recovery
ATLANTA - Last season still brings back painful memories for Georgia Tech and Brigham Young, two proud football programs that have slogged through inconsistent years.

Jackets lose season opener
PROVO, Utah -- Matt Berry threw for 276 yards and three touchdowns as Brigham Young overcame a sloppy start and 16 penalties to beat Georgia Tech 24-13 Thursday night.

Georgia Southern launches self-study of athletics program

Squads look to kick off recovery

Young to be honored at BYU season opener

My vacation photos show mower, garage, car wax

PGA Tour returns to Beantown
NORTON, Mass. -- Cars were stacked up for miles along I-95, only they weren't all headed to the TPC of Boston to see Tiger Woods.

Another win would be nice, but the Bear has accomplished his goals
ALOHA, Ore. -- Jack Nicklaus can't be blamed for taking it easy as he gets older.

Watson predicts low scores at The Tradition

Another win would be nice, but the Bear has accomplished his goals

Watson predicts low scores at The Tradition
ALOHA, Ore. -- At this point in his career, Tom Watson has only one real goal.

Mickelson to try out for the Mud Hens

Mickelson to try out for the Mud Hens
TOLEDO, Ohio -- Now that the majors are over, Phil Mickelson wants a shot at the minors - in baseball.

Pak, Kung square off again at State Farm Classic
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Candie Kung and Se Ri Pak go at it again at the LPGA's State Farm Classic.

Prep capsules

Stacy Walls

Sean Walker

Summerville's longtime coach on verge of 500 wins

Fred Roland

Seth Watts

Reggie Hughes

Key matchups

Obi Egekeze

Jonathan Cooks

Brandon Thomas

The Replacements

Antwone Johnson

Spartans haven't forgotten Laney

Kevin Weaver

Andre Young

Andrew Doran

Charles Chavous

Dusty Reddick

Seth Watts
Vitals: 6-5, 305; Bench: 440; Clean: 300; Runs 40 in 5.1

Player losses are tough blow to Lincoln
If Lincoln County could get through its two preseason scrimmages without any injuries, coach Larry Campbell figured the Red Devils would have a good chance to beat Washington-Wilkes.

The Replacements
THOMSON - He was a freshman, and he was playing like one.

Charles Chavous
Vitals: 6-0, 250; Bench: 300; Clean: 275; Runs 40 in 4.9

Sean Walker
Vitals: 6-0, 170; Bench: 225; Clean: 230; Runs 40 in 4.39

Jonathan Cooks
Vitals: 5-8, 150; Bench: 230; Clean: n/a; Runs 40 in 4.6

Andre Young
Vitals: 6-5, 190; Bench: 185; Clean: 220; Runs 40 in 4.6

Andrew Doran
Vitals: 5-11, 184; Bench: 215; Clean: 205; Runs 40 in 4.6

Summerville's longtime coach on verge of 500 wins
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. -- John McKissick is on the brink of going where no other football coach has ever gone - to 500 victories.

Obi Egekeze
Vitals: 6-3, 205; Bench: 250; Clean: 185; Runs 40 in 4.8

Brandon Thomas
Vitals: 6-1, 235; Bench: 365; Clean: 250; Runs 40 in 4.65

Reggie Hughes
Vitals: 6-0, 215; Bench: 325; Clean: 285; Runs 40 in 4.76

Stacy Walls
Vitals: 5-9, 175; Bench: 260; Clean: 275; Runs 40 in 4.4

Antwone Johnson
Vitals: 6-1, 215; Bench: 305; Clean: 275

Kevin Weaver
Vitals: 5-8, 180; Bench: 270; Clean: 250; Runs 40 in 4.5

Cole Rabun
Vitals: 5-11, 175; Bench: 245; Clean: 205; Runs 40 in 4.41

Long streak ends for Williston-Elko
WILLISTON, S.C. - One by one, they fell, clutching hamstring and calf muscles.

Ibrahim Rashada
Vitals: 5-10, 193; Bench: 300; Clean: 245; Runs 40 in 4.5

Spartans haven't forgotten Laney
Much has been made of the fact that Laney lost most of its offensive production to graduation.

Dusty Reddick
Vitals: 6-1, 205; Bench: 335; Clean: 320; Runs 40 in 4.52

Prep capsules
Here are capsule looks at this weekend's prep football matchups.

Fred Roland
Vitals: 6-8, 305; Bench: 300; Clean: 265; Runs 40 in 5.3

Learning his lessons
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Finding signs of Screven County's 2002 Class AAA state championship in Mark Daniel's office is like searching for buried treasure..

Key matchups
Here are capsule looks at this weekend's key matchups.

Readers brave buffalo, toddlers to finish postcard list
Traveling can be difficult, can't it?

Lynx anounce sale of team
Four coaches, five general managers, and hundreds of players have come and gone during the first five seasons of Augusta Lynx hockey.

Kraemer's dismissal was handled badly
Members of the Augusta Aviation Commission may not be politicians per se, but the way they handled the Aug. 7 ouster of Ken Kraemer as Augusta Regional Airport director is a prime example of politics in its lowest form. Jim Murrah, Martinez, Ga.

HR 2753 a stupid piece of legislation
I am surprised to learn that U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., has proposed a devastatingly stupid piece of legislation, HR 2753. His record belies such arrant disregard for the public benefit. Terrence Bedell, Appling, Ga.

Focus on instruction, not children's attire
When did the communists take over this country? For some reason, we are being told how to dress our kids in order for them to have the ability to learn. I don't feel a solid shirt will make my child more obedient than a striped one. Who made this choice? Did we vote on it? Dena Ingram, Augusta

New DJs not unappealing to listeners
I was shocked to turn on WBBQ and hear different people on my station. I have listened to WBBQ since I was a kid (I am 45 now and no longer a kid), and now I find myself putting on a compact disc to ride to work with. Kathy Sargent, Barnwell, S.C.

New DJs not unappealing to listeners

Kraemer's dismissal was handled badly

HR 2753 a stupid piece of legislation

Down-to-earth lessons

Focus on instruction, not children's attire

Support our troops; show American pride
There are over 1,000 families in the Central Savannah River Area with loved ones overseas supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Our soldiers are proudly doing the jobs they were trained to do. Whether they are full-time military, reserves or National Guard, they are working side by side to complete their missions. Stephaney Crenshaw, Harlem, Ga.

Has the church world been sleeping?
After the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed sodomy laws and more or less paved the way for same-sex marriages ... there has been an outcry from some preachers about how awful such a stand is. Don Matthews, Augusta

Down-to-earth lessons
Technical, scientific and engineering mistakes that contributed to the Feb. 1 breakup of space shuttle Columbia that killed seven astronauts can be easily fixed. All it takes is the will, know-how and money - all of which the United States has in abundance.

Gov. Perdue should appoint Sheryl Jolly to judgeship
While newspaper editorials are busy speculating on Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue's choice for the judicial position vacated by Judge Lyn Allgood, and political parties are touting worthy Republicans or loyal Democrats, Richmond County State Court Solicitor Sheryl Jolly continues to quietly get the job done and more. Claire Shannon, Augusta

In the know

Health and fitness calendar

When it comes to health benefits, all chocolates are not the same

CDC: New West Nile vaccine prevented crow deaths

40 years later, Martin Luther King's words remembered - and chiseled in historic stone

Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous speech

For many workaholics, quitting time never comes

If at first you don't install, try, try again

American teaching force experienced but lacking diversity, survey finds

American teaching force experienced but lacking diversity, survey finds
WASHINGTON -- Even as public school classrooms get more diverse, the teaching force remains overwhelmingly white and has its lowest share of men in 40 years, a survey by the nation's largest teacher union finds.

40 years later, Martin Luther King's words remembered - and chiseled in historic stone
WASHINGTON -- Four decades after Martin Luther King Jr.'s demand for equality stirred a nation, civil rights activists commemorated his "I Have a Dream" speech Friday by celebrating the inscription of those words on the monument where his call rang out.

When it comes to health benefits, all chocolates are not the same
After a sweaty health club workout, don't kid yourself that the candy bar in your gym bag is health food. Despite the recent buzz over the confection's heart-protecting qualities, new research suggests that not all kinds of chocolate are beneficial.

In the know
The toddler rite of passage of letting go of Binky, passy or whatever other silly name you give it is marked by screams, wails and pleas from children and grown-ups alike.

Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous speech
NEW YORK - Having jumped the gun on the fall TV season, Fox's drama The O.C. continued to show growth in the ratings last week.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

CDC: New West Nile vaccine prevented crow deaths
ATLANTA -- The first study of a new West Nile virus vaccine for birds showed that an injected version prevented deaths, federal health officials said Thursday.

For many workaholics, quitting time never comes
A "workaholic" is defined as a person having a compulsive need to work, and although no picture illustrating the term is included in the dictionary, plenty of Augusta area residents fit the bill.

If at first you don't install, try, try again
A good rule of personal computing is Listen To Your Mother. Mine was always saying, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."

Lynx change hands

Lynx change hands
Four coaches, five general managers and hundreds of players have come and gone during the first five seasons of Augusta Lynx hockey.

Across the area
A Charlotte, N.C., man who was arrested earlier this month on drug charges was charged Tuesday with statutory rape, police said.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Di'Mara Thomas, 6, of Augusta.

Columbus police chief pleads for dozens more officers
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- The city police chief here is pleading for dozens more officers, saying the department is so short-staffed that residents are in danger.

Arsenal Oak battles beetles, given one more year

Holiday closings

Little known canyons provide splendor in southwest Georgia

Correction

Panel sets talks on tax projects

Panel urged to name airport for Jackson
ATLANTA -- Scores of speakers deluged a mayoral panel with requests to rename Atlanta's airport for the city's first black mayor, Maynard Jackson.

Panel urged to name airport for Jackson

Officers set for holiday boaters

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Unemployed line up to sell

Kraemer suit could be costly

Reward grows in fatal shooting
More than a week after an Augusta convenience store owner was killed outside his store, his killer is still at large.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The state's domestic violence laws will be strengthened under a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Mark Sanford.

Drug raid concludes with five in custody
Aiken County sheriff's investigators and agents from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division arrested five people and seized guns, cash and as much as 10 pounds of marijuana in a raid on a mobile home in northeastern Aiken County late Tuesday, authorities said.

Police struggle to crack down on prostitution massage parlors

Customer sets himself on fire

Senators question education leaders
ATLANTA - A session designed to study the number and type of tests Georgia students take turned into nearly four hours of discussion about the sweeping federal No Child Left Behind law Thursday.

News you can use
AUG. 28, 1974 Richmond County school bus 18's problems Tuesday were a "comedy of errors," officials said, forcing the bus to fall an hour behind schedule.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Sabastian Greene, 9 months, of Evans.

Across Georgia

Customer sets himself on fire
NEW ELLENTON - A man walked into a New Ellenton convenience store drenched in gasoline and set himself aflame Thursday, authorities said.

House minority leader wants more disclosure for contributions

Assault pleas will help case progress
AIKEN - Three people who pleaded guilty in Richmond County this week to the beating of a teenager later shot to death in South Carolina could be facing indictments soon in Edgefield County.

Earthlings enjoy rare glimpse of Red Planet

Across Georgia
ATHENS - The burglary of 21 laptop computers from the University of Georgia has hindered a study of the nation's substance abuse programs.

Earthlings enjoy rare glimpse of Red Planet
AIKEN - People were everywhere. The parking lot was packed with cars, hundreds milled around on the lawn, dozens stood on the roof and a line of people waiting to get in wrapped around the building.

Growth pays for budget increase
Although some Columbia County property owners will pay the county more in taxes this year, most of the increase in government services will be funded by growth.

Kraemer suit could be costly
Ken Kraemer's fate will be up in the air at today's Augusta Aviation Commission meeting.

Program seeks land to save green space
The director of Augusta's Greenspace Program hopes to acquire - through purchase or conservation easements - a continuous strip of land along Butler Creek from Deans Bridge Road east to Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. That land could then be used to create a trail system.

Downtown gets bicycling signs
Bicyclists have been downtown a long time, but signs asking drivers to "share the road" just recently started popping up.

News you can use
AUG. 29, 1971 Like racehorses waiting for the starting gun, candidates, incumbents, their opponents and newcomers are eyeing the opening of qualifying Monday for the Oct. 12 City Council elections.

Officers set for holiday boaters
Labor Day weekend is expected to cap one of the busiest summers in recent memory at Thurmond Lake and on the Savannah River, and law enforcement officers plan to be out in force to supervise late-season crowds.

Rants and Raves
A BIG RAVE goes to the life and dedication of Jaime Burcham. The students and faculty here at Southside Elementary will always remember him as an exciting and caring drama teacher who took time to get to know everyone - not only the students in his class. He allowed students who normally might never see an actual play to become actors in their own productions. He shared his time and talents with each of us, and while he'll be missed, we know that we truly are better people for having known him.

Wildlife manager drowns while fishing
A Girard, Ga., man drowned Tuesday night after he fell from a boat while fishing on a lake at Wade Plantation, authorities said.

Teen charged with car theft

Grand jury hears case against crematory operator
LAFAYETTE, Ga. -- A grand jury on Wednesday began hearing the case against Tri-State Crematory operator Ray Brent Marsh, accused of stashing 334 bodies on the crematory's grounds.

Truancy blamed for many schools failing test standards

Search for new mascot at Strom Thurmond High irks graduate

County suggests shipping sludge

Lottery, BellSouth to help Amber Alert system
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina's Amber Alert is expanding to include lottery retailers and BellSouth technicians as the program wants to get information about abducted children to as many people as possible as quickly as possible.

SLED drops bag checks at football games
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Universities will have to use local police or private guards instead of state police to check bags at football games later this year.

Across South Carolina
YORK - The York County drug task force has seized an estimated $8 million worth of marijuana plants from 10 fields, one of the largest drug busts in the area, officials say.

Atlanta water use still snags tri-state water pact
ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta's thirst for Chattahoochee River water over the next few decades continues to be a sticking point on a three-state agreement only a few days before a deadline to make it final.

Across the area

Doctor impersonator convicted, sentenced to 3 years
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A Conyers man will spend three years in prison for practicing medicine without a license and prescribing drugs.

Kid of the day

Federal agents dismantle alleged Mexican cartel
ATLANTA -- Mexican drug king Armando Valencia and 51 of his cartel members in Georgia, Texas, and Tennessee have been captured, federal authorities said Thursday.

Lottery, BellSouth to help Amber Alert system

Small crowd gathers to commemorate "I Have a Dream" speech anniversary
ATLANTA -- A small crowd gathered in downtown Atlanta on Thursday to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., who delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech 40 years ago.

Downtown gets bicycling signs

Federal agents dismantle alleged Mexican cartel

VA hospital gets support from leaders

Truancy blamed for many schools failing test standards
ATLANTA -- Georgia will never meet federal education standards until the truancy problem is solved, the state's schools chief said Thursday.

Rest stops brace for crowds

Barnwell students improve on SAT
BARNWELL, S.C. - There's nothing in the water.

Rants and Raves
I'M REALLY IMPRESSED with our state and county progress. Federal No Child Left Behind guidelines have revealed to our educators that absenteeism affects a child's education, and an expensive survey has advised our airport officials that price has something to do with passengers wanting to fly out of Augusta. There's hope for us all!

Project change upsets backers
The arts community wants to know what's so controversial about a performing arts center downtown.

Rest stops brace for crowds
As the supervisor of the South Carolina Welcome Center in North Augusta, Joyce Freeman has learned that travelers are becoming penny pinchers more and more.

Correction
The payroll of the Augusta Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers was misstated in Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle. The payroll for the Uptown Division alone is $15 million.

Arsenal Oak battles beetles, given one more year
The historic white oak at Augusta State University has endured a drought, a deadly disease and a recent infestation of killer wood beetles.

Psychiatric services to end
Because she has bipolar disorder, Bernice Huff believes she sees the world differently. She wishes officials at University Hospital could see their inpatient psychiatric ward the way she does.

Teen charged with car theft
Augusta authorities arrested a 16-year-old Wednesday who they said fled from police in a stolen car and drove it into a fence.

Deputy's speed prompts review
A Richmond County sheriff's deputy will be under internal review after he was cited by North Augusta police for driving 110 mph on the 13th Street bridge on his personal motorcycle, officials said.

VA hospital gets support from leaders
Mayor Bob Young has a message for the federal panel looking at cutting down one of Augusta's veterans hospitals: You missed something.

Kraemer's firing stands
Just three weeks ago, six votes would have saved Ken Kraemer.

Across the area

Across the area
Southern Nuclear Operating Co. is investigating a reactor cooling leak in a reactor at Plant Vogtle, a company spokeswoman said.

Panel sets talks on tax projects
Beginning next month, the public will get to weigh in on a list of sales tax projects being pitched for the future.

News you can use

County suggests shipping sludge
Sludge from Columbia County's three wastewater treatment plants could be trucked to Jefferson County and applied as fertilizer under a proposal to be sent to Georgia's Environmental Protection Division.

Kid of the day

Unemployed line up to sell
AIKEN - In times like these, pawn brokers and used goods merchants are never lacking for sellers. Buyers are another matter.

SLED drops bag checks at football games

Cuts target 1,100 state welfare jobs
ATLANTA - As many as 1,100 state welfare workers could lose their jobs from cost cutting if a proposal by the staff of the Department of Human Resources released Wednesday wins approval.

Growth pays for budget increase

Board acknowledges looming deficit, postpones action on cuts
ATLANTA - A state board formally acknowledged a looming deficit in two of the state's most important health care programs for the poor on Wednesday but delayed a final decision on how to handle the expected Medicaid and PeachCare shortfalls.

Republicans blast teachers group's report card

Child welfare workers fired after deaths of two toddlers
ATLANTA -- Two child welfare workers have been fired and several others forced to resign as the result of the deaths of two 2-year-olds in metro Atlanta this summer.

Barnwell students improve on SAT

Volunteers fix up domestic violence shelter

Rants and Raves
I'M REALLY IMPRESSED with our state and county progress. Federal No Child Left Behind guidelines have revealed to our educators that absenteeism affects a child's education, and an expensive survey has advised our airport officials that price has something to do with passengers wanting to fly out of Augusta. There's hope for us all!

Police struggle to crack down on prostitution massage parlors
FORT OGLETHORPE, Ga. -- Prostitution arrests at a northwest Georgia spa have revived calls for the state to regulate massage therapy.

Across Georgia

Little known canyons provide splendor in southwest Georgia
GEORGETOWN, Ga. -- If Providence Canyon is Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon," then the series of spectacular ravines on Barbara Connelly's land in nearby Quitman County could be considered the Baby Grands.

Kraemer's firing stands

House minority leader wants more disclosure for contributions
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- House Minority Leader James Smith wants more disclosure of campaign contributions by political appointees.

Program seeks land to save green space

Across Georgia
SOPERTON - A cousin of Treutlen County's convicted sheriff has been appointed to run the sheriff's department.

Psychiatric services to end

Holiday closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Labor Day:

Grand jury hears case against crematory operator

Cuts target 1,100 state welfare jobs

Reward grows in fatal shooting

Search for new mascot at Strom Thurmond High irks graduate
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- A compromise to keep Strom Thurmond High School's Rebel nickname but scrap the mascot that looks like an old Southern aristocrat may be challenged in court.

Secretary: VA weathering "perfect storm"

Secretary: VA weathering "perfect storm"
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The Department of Veterans Affairs is weathering "a perfect storm" of demands, including treating millions more eligible vets while moving from a traditional hospital system of providing services, agency Secretary Anthony Principi said Thursday.

Republicans blast teachers group's report card
COLUMBIA, S.C.-- State Republican Party leaders blasted a report card on legislators' support of education that was released Thursday by the South Carolina Education Association.

Volunteers fix up domestic violence shelter
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Volunteers at the Lighthouse, a 100-year-old home that provides shelter for Fayette County domestic violence victims, have unveiled massive renovations which, they say, will help give victims a fresh outlook.

All signs point to Clemson
Conclusions are drawn from facts, so let's look at some and see what we can come up with.

My vacation photos show mower, garage, car wax
I'm a poor vacationer. I found this out recently when I had a few days off work and my wife didn't.

At the Movies: 'Swimming Pool'

Video watch
JUST OUT: Chasing Papi, From Justin to Kelly, Levity, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and R.S.V.P.

At the Movies: 'Jeepers Creepers 2'

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater location through Thursday.

Mini reviews

At the Movies: 'Jeepers Creepers 2'
If there's any group of people who deserve to be munched like bonbons by a maniacal "bat from hell," a bunch of racist, sexist, homophobic high school athletes would get my vote.

Newest Benji living "Rags to Riches" script

Newest Benji living "Rags to Riches" script
OGDEN, Utah -- It's the canine equivalent of being discovered at Schwab's drug store: After being spotted in a Mississippi shelter, a 2-year-old dog is living it up as the latest mutt to boast the "Benji" brand.

At the Movies: 'Swimming Pool'
It's difficult to make the process of writing look interesting on film, but director Francois Ozon and actress Charlotte Rampling have pulled it off in "Swimming Pool," a graceful and deceptively playful exploration of a writer's mind.

Video watch

Greenbrier teen has summer of success
You'll be hard-pressed to find a local athlete who had a better summer than Rich Poythress.

Music industry discloses some methods used to track downloaders

Songwriter finalists gear up for Monday performance
Augusta has spoken.The Augusta Chronicle asked readers to vote for their favorite local singer-songwriters, and the response was overwhelming, with more than 9,000 votes cast. So many, in fact, that keeping up became something of a full-time task, though a task we accepted with pleasure.

Bobby Brown to spend nine more days in jail
DECATUR, Ga. -- Bobby Brown will serve nine more days in jail after being arrested for violating his probation from an earlier drunk driving conviction.

Music industry discloses some methods used to track downloaders
WASHINGTON -- The recording industry is providing its most detailed glimpse into some of the detective-style techniques it has employed as part of its secretive campaign against online music swappers.

Craven part of memorable finish

Sad Labor Day at Raceway Grill

Q&A with Bill Elliott

Q&A with Bill Elliott
Retirement and the ever-changing landscape of stock-car racing are big issues with Bill Elliott. But like everything else, he plans to deal with both on his own terms. The 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion talked about how racing has changed and what's ahead for him.

Sponsor sanctions Kurt Busch after Spencer fight

Racing facts - Mountain Dew Southern 500
Here are facts about this weekend's Mountain Dew Southern 500.

Sad Labor Day at Raceway Grill
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Hamburger steaks and hand-cut fries will still be served at the Raceway Grill next year, but everyone around here admits it won't be the same.

Schedule sees few changes

Craven part of memorable finish
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Ricky Craven's children Riley and Richard were rushed to Darlington Raceway's Victory Lane last March as their father battled Kurt Busch in a hair-raising finish to the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400.

Schedule sees few changes
DARLINGTON, S.C. - NASCAR officials say they're still working on next year's racing schedule. If they need any help, all they have to do is check with each of the individual speedways.

Sponsor sanctions Kurt Busch after Spencer fight
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kurt Busch was lectured by his sponsor for his role in an argument that led Jimmy Spencer to punch him in the face, and Newell Rubbermaid plans a mentoring program to help its young driver with his behavior.

Fixing NASA's culture may be most difficult of space agency changes, experts say

Prosecutors won't appeal decision to release Bryant case records
DENVER -- Prosecutors in the sexual assault case against Kobe Bryant said Thursday they will not appeal a judge's order to release some of the sealed court records.

Prosecutors won't appeal decision to release Bryant case records

Isiah Thomas out as Pacers coach
INDIANAPOLIS -- Isiah Thomas was fired Wednesday as coach of the Indiana Pacers, a surprise move by new boss Larry Bird that came only two months before the start of the season.

Isiah Thomas out as Pacers coach

Fantasy Football: Good kickers, ends are scarce

NFL 2003: The Rams are back

Less on line as Browns, Falcons meet again

Peete gets one final chance to win over Panthers' fans

Stallions will remain on sidelines

Browns top Falcons

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White becomes first U.S. woman to win 100 and 200 at world meet

Area announcements

Overtime

Hewitt rallies from a set down to beat Lee in second round

Augustan won't let dreams be foiled

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Augustan won't let dreams be foiled
It's taken Dr. Rudy Volkmann more than 40 years to realize a dream.

In the game spotlight
This week's in the game spotlight is on Ben Crosby of Martinez.

Area announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls will be accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Overtime
Thirty-two college football punters have been named to the 2003 Ray Guy Award watch list as potential candidates for the top collegiate punter of the year, the Greater Augusta Sports Council announced Thursday.

Get In the Game - Fencing
WHO: Augusta Fencers Club WHAT: The club is open to athletes of all ages. Club members pay monthly membership dues to be able to access the facility and take private and group lessons. There are several membership programs available for all ages and skill levels.

Hewitt rallies from a set down to beat Lee in second round
NEW YORK -- Lleyton Hewitt faced a one-set deficit and the possibility of making his earliest U.S. Open exit ever. He was going for too much and missing.

Overtime
In Waco, Texas, former Baylor basketball player Carlton Dotson was indicted Wednesday in the murder of his former teammate and roommate Patrick Dennehy.

White becomes first U.S. woman to win 100 and 200 at world meet
SAINT-DENIS, France -- Kelli White kept her promise.

Less on line as Browns, Falcons meet again
CLEVELAND -- Michael Vick won't be on the field at all, and Tim Couch won't be out there to start.

Browns top Falcons
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns ended the preseason with a win and without any issues at quarterback.

Fantasy Football: Good kickers, ends are scarce
In terms of fantasy football glory, kickers and tight ends have all the pedigree of the Cincinnati Bengals.

Stallions will remain on sidelines
Now that Frank Lawrence owns the Augusta Lynx, one question remains: When will he bring back the Augusta Stallions?

NFL 2003: The Rams are back
The St. Louis Rams had their minds on the past when the 2002 season started, specifically to the previous Super Bowl, when they were upset by the New England Patriots.

Peete gets one final chance to win over Panthers' fans
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Rodney Peete has one quarter of football left to prove he should be Carolina's starting quarterback.

Comeback album drawing raves

Comeback album drawing raves
Dottie Rambo's new country-gospel album and single - her first recordings in 17 years - are generating some of the best reviews of her long and brilliant career.

All signs point to Clemson

Slasher films hit raw nerves

Fixing NASA's culture may be most difficult of space agency changes, experts say
WASHINGTON -- Fixing NASA may be harder than fixing the space shuttle.

Audience grows for 'The O.C.'

Audience grows for 'The O.C.'
NEW YORK - Having jumped the gun on the fall TV season, Fox's drama The O.C. continued to show growth in the ratings last week.

Activities make Labor Day anything but boring

Club calendar

MTV rewinds 20 years in Video Music Awards show

Concert calendar

Applause calendar

Georgia finds another J.T. at fullback
ATHENS, Ga. -- There will be a new starting fullback - but another J.T. - for Georgia in its season-opening game at Clemson Saturday.

Georgia finds another J.T. at fullback

Watson relishing second chance at last season
ATHENS, Ga. -- For about one day in January, Ben Watson was officially in the NFL draft pool.

Lineman back after bad injury

Lineman back after bad injury
ATHENS, Ga. - Mark Richt rarely thinks of Reggie Weeks as a player coming back from a major injury.

Watson relishing second chance at last season

Slasher films hit raw nerves
It's easy to tell ourselves there is no such thing as monsters.

Gamecocks to miss opener
COLUMBIA - South Carolina wide receiver Chavez Don-nings will miss the first two games of the Gamecocks' season, and place-kicker Daniel Weaver will miss the opener against Louisiana-Lafayette.

Gamecocks to miss opener

Donnings, Weaver to miss Gamecocks season opener
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina wide receiver Chavez Donnings will miss the first two games of the Gamecocks' season, while placekicker Daniel Weaver will miss the opener against Louisiana-Lafayette.

Woman could face death by stoning

Odds and Ends

Study: Moonshine a common in inner-city Atlanta

Holiday Inn wants stolen towels stories