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Here Come the Liberals: lots of books from the left this fall

Here Come the Liberals: lots of books from the left this fall
NEW YORK -- If you wanted to write a book about the books coming out this fall, you could call it "Liberals Fight Back."

Bonds taken to hospital because of exhaustion
PHOENIX -- Barry Bonds was hospitalized Sunday night because of exhaustion following his father's death.

Sosa's 500th homer ball sells for $44,823
CHICAGO -- Sammy Sosa's 500th homer baseball sold for $44,823 on Saturday, the highest of eight bids placed through an auction house.

Bonds taken to hospital because of exhaustion

Around the Horn
Glenn Woolard of the Hagerstown Suns went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two starts (15 innings). He allowed only five hits, struck out 16 and walked three, and is the second Hagerstown pitcher in a row (Merkin Valdez) to win the award.

Around the Horn

Switch-flipping shines light on domestic disagreement

Teen football player scuffles with bear
HARTFORD, Conn. -- A teenager stumbled on a black bear while searching for the family dogs and scuffled with the animal before freeing himself, state environmental officials and the boy's family said.

Spanish tower falling down
Various 'castellers' begin to fall after forming a human tower in Villafranca del Penedes in Catalunya, eastern Spain Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003.

Delivery man killed by strap-on bomb after seeking police aid
ERIE, Pa. A pizza delivery man told police he had been forced to rob a bank and asked authorities to help him minutes before a bomb strapped to his chest exploded and killed him.

Braves' bats sink Pirates
On a day when rookie left-hander Horacio Ramirez needed 103 pitches to get through seven innings, the Braves followed a familiar script for their league-leading 40th road victory.

Braves rough up Pirates
PITTSBURGH -- Andruw Jones, Vinny Castilla and Javy Lopez homered and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Pittsburgh's pitching staff for the second straight day in a 10-4 victory Sunday.

Braves make series of moves to set postseason roster
PITTSBURGH -- The NL East-leading Atlanta Braves made a series of moves Sunday to firm up their roster for the postseason, bringing up catcher Johnny Estrada and infielder Jesse Garcia from Triple-A Richmond.

Braves make two roster moves

Braves make two roster moves
PITTSBURGH -- Rookie first baseman Mike Hessman hit a two-run homer Saturday for Atlanta, then was optioned to Triple-A Richmond as the Braves began to set their roster for postseason play.

Braves' bats sink Pirates

Braves rough up Pirates

Business calendar
Thursday: 2003 Fort Gordon Newcomer Event, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gordon Club. This free event is held in September because the end of the summer is a strategic time of transition for military families. Tables and booths are provided free for companies to promote their products and services. Businesses interested in participating are asked to contact Janna Crane at JCrane@AugustaGaUsa.com or 821-1306.

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: BellSouth

Pocket change

Distributor's end linked to Kmart's

Business success starts with a good plan
Here's a typical scenario. An entrepreneur we'll call Donna starts a business. However, the business does not do well because she was busy with other things and did not devote enough time to the venture. Her gross sales were $15,000 the first year, but only $8,000 the second year.

Classic 'hogs' celebrate success story

Classic 'hogs' celebrate success story
MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson Inc., the iconic motorcycle maker whose bikes call to mind James Dean, The Wild One and leather-clad easy riders cruising down the open road, has reached its centennial, surviving the Depression and near-bankruptcy to become an American success story.

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High utility rates to fix grid

Older employees' numbers are growing

Distributor's end linked to Kmart's
TOPEKA, Kan. - As terminated employees from Fleming Cos. Inc. look for new jobs, some say their former employer went bankrupt because it depended too much on Kmart for its revenue.

On the move
Wendy Cain has been named regional sales manager for Precyse Solution's Oncology Data Management Services division. Ms. Cain, a founder of the division and its chief administrator for the past seven years, is responsible for all operations in the Augusta area. She has more than 13 years of experience in developing and directing oncology programs.

Older employees' numbers are growing
Karl Klein's supervisor says her 87-year-old salesman is like the Energizer Bunny: "He just keeps on going and going."

ValuJet, now called AirTran, makes a stunning recovery

High utility rates to fix grid
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Quick! How much of your monthly electric bill pays for firing up your coffee maker?

ValuJet, now called AirTran, makes a stunning recovery
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The crash of a DC-9 into the Everglades in May 1996 that killed all 110 people aboard made an industry pariah of the low-fare airline ValuJet.

Dry cleaners ponder cleaning options, increased regulation
LAS VEGAS -- The ins and outs of dry cleaning are hardly a concern for most consumers. The mysterious process that takes a dirty piece of clothing and turns it into a clean, crisp garment is more often taken for granted than analyzed.

Business success starts with a good plan

Dry cleaners ponder cleaning options, increased regulation

Pakistan, Turkey confuse Norwood

Pakistan, Turkey confuse Norwood
What was he thinking? It seems U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, who gave the keynote address at the Aug. 23 Pakistan American Cultural Association dinner, should have brushed up on his geography beforehand.

Alabama beats S. Florida
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Shaud Williams ran for 98 yards and scored three touchdowns as Alabama gave new coach Mike Shula his first victory, 40-17 over South Florida on Saturday.

Hnida gets women on the board

Alabama beats S. Florida

Hnida gets women on the board
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Katie Hnida became the first woman to score in a Division I game when she kicked two extra points for New Mexico in a 72-8 win over Texas State-San Marcos on Saturday night.

Florida looks good, then looks ahead
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Almost everybody played, and it seemed like everybody scored.

Southern California dominates showdown

Dubow on Football: Preseason prognostications prove false
Before August even ended, a lot of preseason prognostications were proven false.

Dubow on Football: Preseason prognostications prove false

Southern California dominates showdown
AUBURN, Ala. - Southern California used a smothering defense to turn a much-hyped matchup into an ugly mismatch.

Florida looks good, then looks ahead

Made in the USA

Apart at the seams

What needs to happen

Apart at the seams
America is losing its shirt to cheap goods from China. And, with 2.6 million U.S. manufacturing jobs lost since the start of 2001, it's difficult to know how much longer this can go on.

Made in the USA
As much as anything, the lesson of this Labor Day may be simply this: You can't keep Americans down.

What needs to happen
Augusta's pie appears to have just gotten smaller. So what will our leaders do? See about making more pie?

Five Questions With Jessica Andrews
SPARKS, Nev. -- Just four years ago, Jessica Andrews was one of country music's fresh new faces, singing about who would make the first move for a kiss - and too young to drive a Volkswagen Beetle that had to be pushed through her "You Go First" video.

Why bother predicting? Here are the winners for the 2004 Emmys!
NEW YORK -- Closing the door on the old TV season and kicking off the new, this year's prime-time Emmys will be handed out next month. That means everyone is about to get busy guessing the winners.

Nikki Reed is extraordinary and average at the same time
Like many teenagers, Nikki Reed is extraordinary and average at the same time

Fund managers are cautiously bullish about the economy
NEW YORK -- With Wall Street's rally in its sixth month, many mutual fund managers believe this rebound is for real.

Fund managers are cautiously bullish about the economy

Mendoza's line good enough for 1-0 victory
This is an unfortunate time for the season to wind down for Augusta GreenJackets pitcher Luis Mendoza.

Jackets take unwanted spot in history book
Manager Russ Morman could care less.

Kung wins rain-shortened State Farm Classic
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Candie Kung didn't finish a hole Sunday, yet walked away with her second title in as many weeks.

Birdie binge leaves Scott in first place
NORTON, Mass. - Unhappy with how his season has gone, Adam Scott put himself into position to make it a whole lot better Saturday in the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Tom Watson wins the Jeld-Wen Tradition with his final putt

Westwood wins BMW Open for first title in three years
NORD-EICHENRIED, Germany -- Lee Westwood birdied six of his last eight holes in a 6-under-par 66 Sunday for a three-stroke victory at the BMW Open and his first win in nearly three years.

Watson falters in third round of the Tradition

Kung clinging to lead heading into State Farm finale
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Candie Kung's round didn't start like it usually does and it definitely didn't end how she wanted.

Tom Watson wins the Jeld-Wen Tradition with his final putt
ALOHA, Ore. -- Tom Watson made a 4-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Jeld-Wen Tradition - the final major this season on the Champions Tour - by one stroke.

Westwood wins BMW Open for first title in three years

Scott takes three-shot lead in Boston

Birdie binge leaves Scott in first place

Kung wins rain-shortened State Farm Classic

Kung clinging to lead heading into State Farm finale

Scott takes three-shot lead in Boston
NORTON, Mass. -- Adam Scott played well enough to effectively end the Deutsche Bank Championship on Sunday, just like most PGA Tour events.

Watson falters in third round of the Tradition
ALOHA, Ore. -- Jim Ahern birdied three of the final four holes for a 4-under 68 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after the third round of Jeld-Wen Tradition, the final major this season on the Champions Tour.

Mendoza's line good enough for 1-0 victory

Screven gets big win

Parker had nothing to worry about

Lakeside's streak ends

Screven gets big win
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Screven County coach Mark Daniel thought it would take a while for his young team to grow up after losing 16 starters off last year's undefeated Class AAA state champions.

Parker had nothing to worry about
Laney coach Eric Parker didn't exactly know what to expect from his defense before Friday's game with Glenn Hills. In fact, he said, he was worried.

Lakeside's streak ends
During the summer, Lakeside coach Randy Hill received some friendly football advice from Jimmie Lewis.

Switch-flipping shines light on domestic disagreement
My wife has this thing about dark. She's against it.

Beloved pastor celebrates 25th anniversary
After a lot of bad news concerning some of the churches in Augusta, I thought some good news about one church would be welcomed in the Religion section. It wasn't. Perhaps it can be told by way of this letter. Joyce Gantt, Augusta

Writer's retirement-pay information incorrect

Urges MCG, University ties be restored
The Medical College of Georgia and University Hospital of Augusta have severed relationships. These two venerable institutions had been beneficially intertwined for many years to the advantage of each and for the good of the community. John R. Handy, M.D., Augusta

Writer's retirement-pay information incorrect
I cannot allow Linda J. Flythe's Aug. 25 letter, "Opposes disability pay for 'double dipping' by retired vets," to go unanswered. The writer does not know what she is talking about. It is most unfortunate that incorrect information such as this can be published in your newspaper. Wayne S. Lethgo, Augusta

Real conservatives oppose drugs for elderly
It is pathetic to see the number of people who think they're conservatives, or call themselves patriots, but put self ahead of country, and money ahead of principle. Tim Altmix, Evans, Ga.

Iraqi war is worth the sacrifices
Brian Green's Aug. 23 letter disingenuously asks, "How many more lives will be wasted in Iraq?" Bob Gardner, Augusta

Urges MCG, University ties be restored

Paine president praises Scott
High praise to The Augusta Chronicle's Aug. 23 excellent article, "Educator has valued legacy," on Paine College's President Emeritus, Dr. Julius S. Scott Jr. The article is a fitting tribute to a man who served his college and the Central Savannah River Area so well. Shirley A.R. Lewis, Augusta

Paine president praises Scott

In the know

'Hon' is inappropriate office greeting

Fall means football and food-related festivities

Instead of grounding, try banning the Internet

Forty-room mansion in North Augusta retains many homey touches

Hardware and software try to help parents enforce online time limits

Tintype pictures boosted popularity of photos

As parents wise up, kids find online time curtailed

Tintype pictures boosted popularity of photos
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- They filled family photo albums, dotted lapels during the 1860 presidential campaign and rewarded relatives eager for news of their Civil War soldiers.

Instead of grounding, try banning the Internet
Nine-year-old Megan Beatty promised to clean her room, but her mom checked and still "couldn't see the floor."

In the know
You'll have to wait until Oct. 28 for the third round of 24, Fox's wacky real-time thriller. But how about bingeing on Season 2 over Labor Day?

Home front
Disposable cleaning cloths and dusters tout their ability to attract dust, but you can find that same property in washable microfiber cloths, which have fibers that are split to create an electrostatic charge. Lambs-wool dusters have a similar dust-attracting property, and genuine ostrich-feather dusters are famous for their ability to hold dust rather than scattering it.

As parents wise up, kids find online time curtailed
Stephen Pearson saw his children's grades slip. His older daughter was falling asleep in school, after staying up until the wee hours chatting with friends online.

'Hon' is inappropriate office greeting
Dear Carson: I am in a professional office. Our receptionist addresses everyone as "Hon." I think that is a very unprofessional and personal way to address anyone. Do you have any advice to help alleviate that word from her telephone etiquette? - Telephone Tackiness

Hardware and software try to help parents enforce online time limits
NEW YORK -- I am neither a parent nor a kid, but I can certainly act childish when called upon. So I tested five systems for setting limits on how long children can use the Internet.

Fall means football and food-related festivities
The football season is just heating up, which means grills across the nation will be singing with the sound of sizzling hot dogs and hamburgers.

Forty-room mansion in North Augusta retains many homey touches
Randy and Mary Ruth Chafin began their marriage 27 years ago in a 900-square-foot-home, the old post office in White Bluff, Tenn.

Family still awaits leads in '93 killing
It's just a matter of time. That's what police always tell Julian Hawes' children when they ask if they know who killed their father.

S.C. blacks twice as likely as whites to be unemployed

Across South Carolina
HILTON HEAD ISLAND -Two people were killed in a small-plane crash Sunday.

Teachers challenge gifted pupils

Textile leaders show political weight

Across the area

Across South Carolina
HANAHAN -Police have arrested a Hanahan High School physical education teacher on charges of manufacturing marijuana with intent to distribute.>

Career center has friendly role

Teen speeds through class to join Corps
ATHENS, Ga. - Just three weeks into the semester, Classic City Performance Learning Center - the Clarke County School District's new nontraditional high school - already has its first graduate.

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

State keeps horde of lost money

Textile leaders show political weight
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - It should have been a sight to broil the heart of any yellow-dog Democrat who remembers when the South was a solid lock for the party and freeze the innards of any ardent free-trade Republican.

Golf carts find fans off course
WAYCROSS, Ga. - The Segway scooter doesn't have anything on the old-fashioned golf cart.

Labor day events
REST FEST: 3-9 p.m. today, Riverview Park, North Augusta; featuring Rick Trevino, Shiloh and Playback; fireworks, games, rides and food; free; (803) 441-4300

Girl Scouts program reunites moms in prison with daughters

Across the southeast
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. -Rescuers pulled two bodies out of the roiling Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, bringing the death toll in the rough surf to three for the holiday weekend.

Fictional town mirrors Macon

2-year-old is well in new home
Watching Devon Epps do a little dance as he sings the ABCs song, it's hard to believe he was fed crack cocaine as a 6-month-old.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -While Georgia's government is short on cash to pay for basic services, the state has $384 million worth of loot in the Unclaimed Property Section of the state Department of Revenue.

News you can use
Sept. 1, 1983 Richmond County Sheriff J.B. Dykes, under investigation by the FBI, said Wednesday he did destroy about 32 driving under the influence warrants, but denied he accepted bribes.

Rants and Raves
I WANT ALL the customers who come in ten minutes before we close and begin to shop leisurely to know that it just fills the cockles of my heart with the warmth of genuine human kindness whenever you come in to keep us company like that. Yes, I'm kidding.

Hollings' seat may lure new hopeful
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Former Lt. Gov. Bob Peeler says he's been asked to run for the U.S. Senate and is considering joining the crowded Republican field.

News you can use

Kid of the day

Paine's jazz festival raises money, spirits

Mustang show
Louis Dyer, of Sylvester, Ga., polishes his 2000 Mustang GT during the Mustang Club of America's Grand National Mustang Show at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

Holiday closings

Town welcomes bingo hall plan
SANTEE, S.C. - Little by little, Patsy Clemons has watched her sleepy tourist town off Interstate 95 begin waking up during the past 20 years as new golfing and fishing attractions opened.

Data offer dismal SAT picture
AIKEN - In the best tradition of political spin, South Carolina education officials last week tried to put a happy face on the bottom-dwelling truth of the state's latest SAT scores.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Rishayla Adrieanna Wright, 17 months, of Waynesboro.

Flashing signs get county's attention
Columbia County's commercial corridors are becoming more distracting than county officials would like.

Family still awaits leads in '93 killing

Across Georgia

Data offer dismal SAT picture

Across the area
A 36-year-old Augusta man was arrested early Saturday, accused of beating a 7-year-old boy.

Holiday closings

Land acquisition advances swiftly
Lillie Robinson's family has lived on Mauge Street as long as she can remember.

Rants and Raves
MY RANT IS for those adults over 21 that are buying alcohol for kids under 21. Don't they know that they are as responsible for any consequences that only the kids pay? Don't try to be cool; be an adult.

Wreck stops chicken's trip short of other side

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

Across the area
A Hephzibah man died Saturday after apparently losing control of the pickup he was driving and striking a culvert, officials said.

Kid of the day

Teachers challenge gifted pupils
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Dis-cussions of global politics, the exploration of Mars and the economic impact of La Toma-tina, the world's biggest food fight, were par for the course among sixth-grade pupils last week in Vickie Bumgardner's class at Needwood Middle School.

Plywood prices soar, adding to construction costs
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Heavy rains and other factors have caused plywood prices to spike about 30 percent in the past three weeks.

Career center has friendly role
Brenda Smith knows what it's like to be unemployed.

Group studies ocean oddity
Fred Andrus described the descent through 1,800 feet of swirling ocean currents as both eerie and tranquil.

Suit targets UGA's policy
The University of Georgia failed to recognize sexual harassment had occurred and failed to take remedial action on three student athletes accused of rape last year, according to a $25 million federal lawsuit filed last week.

Rest areas land low on DOT priority list
RINGGOLD, Ga. - Michael DeSmit knows highway rest areas.

Paine's jazz festival raises money, spirits
The blazing sun was a perfect match for the blazing sounds provided by the performers at Paine College's 14th Annual Evening of Jazz festival.

Rest areas land low on DOT priority list

Girl Scouts program reunites moms in prison with daughters
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- While serving a year in prison for parole violation, one of the few things that kept Joesherbert Thompson's spirits up was a program sponsored by the Girl Scout Council of the Congaree Area.

Utilities say South Carolina power transmission safe
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina's two largest electric utilities say South Carolina consumers shouldn't have to pay for upgrading power transmission systems in the Northeast that failed in the nation's largest blackout.

S.C. blacks twice as likely as whites to be unemployed
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- With the state's jobless rate reaching its highest level in nearly a decade, blacks are about twice as likely as whites to be unemployed in South Carolina.

14-year-old boy pleads guilty to bringing gun to school
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A 14-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to bringing an unloaded gun to a middle school here, authorities say.

State keeps horde of lost money
ATLANTA -- Missing stocks, lost stamps and money abandoned in unused bank accounts ends up in the same place, and no one but the rightful owner can touch it.

Teen speeds through class to join Corps

Clayton Authorites search for missing 3-year-old
RIVERDALE, Ga. -- Clayton County authorities are searching for a 3-year-old girl missing since 7 p.m. Saturday.

Mustang show

Athens taking another look at budgeting assault center
ATHENS, Ga. -- Once considered a low priority, the Athens Family Protection Center is now getting greater attention from a group of citizens who want to give more money to projects that help people.

Across South Carolina

Fictional town mirrors Macon
MACON, Ga. -- The fictional city of Selby in the new novel "Southern Living" is eerily familiar to Macon residents - with good reason.

Labor day events

Cumberland Island's chief exits amid praise
ST. MARYS, Ga. - Art Frederick was promoted to his first National Park Service superintendent's job in December 1999. But it wasn't easy being given the top job at Cumberland Island National Seashore.

Across the southeast

Auctioneer finds challenge in Aiken

2-year-old is well in new home

Suit targets UGA's policy

Kid of the day
Ethan Dixon of North Augusta is today's Kid of the day

Across South Carolina

Across the Southeast
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -Concerned for their own political survival, North Carolina's Republican lawmakers are criticizing President Bush for not protecting textile and manufacturing jobs from foreign competition.

Across the Southeast

News you can use
BACK IN TIME AUG. 31, 1981 LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Georgia's Environmental Protection Division is initiating enforcement procedures against the owners of a Lincoln County water system for violation of the Georgia Safe Drinking Water Act.

Land acquisition advances swiftly

Martin comes home
A 10-minute version of Let the Church Say Amen filled Glenn Hills High School's cafeteria Saturday as more than 100 people welcomed home a returned soldier, friend and fellow brother in Christ.

Martin comes home

Athens taking another look at budgeting assault center

Group studies ocean oddity

Wreck stops chicken's trip short of other side
Nearly 60,000 pounds of chicken crossed the road on Interstate 20 on Saturday, but Sgt. T.L. King, of the Georgia State Patrol's Thomson office, wasn't laughing.

14-year-old boy pleads guilty to bringing gun to school

Across Georgia
DECATUR -The chief executive officer of DeKalb County is contesting the results of a grand jury investigation into his $250,000 bill for five police officers to protect him.

Flashing signs get county's attention

Rants and Raves
MY RANT IS for those adults over 21 that are buying alcohol for kids under 21. Don't they know that they are as responsible for any consequences that only the kids pay? Don't try to be cool; be an adult.

News you can use

Auctioneer finds challenge in Aiken
AIKEN - In the cool, dark and acoustically-perfect expanse of the Aiken Playhouse, the soft, steady patter of auctioneer Barry Kochu kept a stream of Art Nouveau bedroom suits, Victorian marble-top sideboards and Rosenthal china sets flowing across the stage.

Plywood prices soar, adding to construction costs

Town welcomes bingo hall plan

Across the area

Utilities say South Carolina power transmission safe

Loss could damage Clemson's psyche
CLEMSON, S.C. - You can preach all you want about opening games and long seasons, but Clemson took Saturday's crushing 30-0 loss to Georgia like it was a death sentence in Death Valley.

Hollywood goes on warpath in battle-heavy fall lineup

Hollywood goes on warpath in battle-heavy fall lineup
LOS ANGELES -- They'll be fighting on land, on sea, in space, in Middle-earth. Their weapons will include cannons, flamethrowers, swords of all sorts and a guitar case full of guns.

Season did have its bright spots
So here we are in the final weekend of the South Atlantic League season, and it all comes down to this.

McCoury brings traditional bluegrass to new audiences
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. -- He's a 64-year-old grandfather with a green Cadillac in the drive and a weedy flower bed in the yard.

Latest in original cast recordings coming soon
NEW YORK -- It's already been recorded by Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly and Bette Midler, and now there's yet one more version of "Gypsy," the classic Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim score.

Latest in original cast recordings coming soon

Labonte ends long skid
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Terry Labonte celebrated his Southern 500 victory Sunday the way they used to do it on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.

Race tradition includes crashes

Labonte ends long skid

Darlington prepares for its final Labor Day of racing

Race tradition includes crashes
DARLINGTON, S.C. - A couple drivers with distinguished racing lineages got a taste of a true stock car tradition Sunday - a crash at fabled Darlington Raceway.

Darlington prepares for its final Labor Day of racing
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Little by little, the tradition has been stripped away from the Southern 500, but one thing's never changed: Darlington Raceway is the toughest and most-revered track in stock car racing.

Tropical Storm Grace heads toward Texas
HOUSTON -- A tropical storm that formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday was forecast to hit Texas' central coast Sunday, but meteorologists said they did not expect it to be severe.

Tropical Storm Grace heads toward Texas

WNBA honors Shock coach Laimbeer, forward Ford
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Detroit Shock coach Bill Laimbeer was voted WNBA's coach of the year, and Shock forward Cheryl Ford was selected rookie of the year Sunday.

Falcons make final roster cuts

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Contractor responds to criticism of Laney-Walker project
AT THE AUG. 19 Augusta Commission meeting, Mabus Brothers Construction Co. was denied a change order for work that had already been completed and, yet, was charged with delaying the project and leaving Laney-Walker Boulevard raggedy as hell.

Contractor responds to criticism of Laney-Walker project
AT THE AUG. 19 Augusta Commission meeting, Mabus Brothers Construction Co. was denied a change order for work that had already been completed and, yet, was charged with delaying the project and leaving Laney-Walker Boulevard raggedy as hell.

Younger Klitschko stops Moli in first round

Davenport survives toughest Open test so far

Capriati wins at Open but her troubles are everywhere

Season did have its bright spots

Overtime

Area announcements

Overtime

Three relay golds lead United States to top of world meet

Four-time winner overshadowed again

Capriati wins at Open but her troubles are everywhere
NEW YORK -- Jennifer Capriati's finickiness reached new heights Saturday: She wanted the blimp hanging over Arthur Ashe Stadium moved.

Three relay golds lead United States to top of world meet
SAINT-DENIS, France -- The United States started slowly at the track and field World Championships, then became mired in controversy. But the Americans flourished Sunday, sweeping three relays to finish first in medals.

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
In Houston, Tina Thompson scored 17 points and Sheryl Swoopes added 14 as the Houston Comets held off elimination from the playoffs with a 69-48 victory over the Sacramento Monarchs.

Davenport survives toughest Open test so far
NEW YORK -- Lindsay Davenport hunched over with her hands on her head, in the most trouble yet at the U.S. Open - and her problems had little to do with her ailing foot.

Younger Klitschko stops Moli in first round
MUNICH, Germany -- Wladimir Klitschko stopped Fabio Moli just 97 seconds into the first round of a heavyweight fight Saturday night.

Overtime
Phil Mickelson won't be trading in his pitching wedge for the pitcher's mound this weekend.

Four-time winner overshadowed again
SAINT-DENIS, France - Allen Johnson seems destined to be lost in the shadows, no matter how many races he wins.

Budget cuts affect hunters, anglers
Georgia's anglers and hunters are likely to feel the further pinch of state budget-cutting next year.

All things great and small

All things great and small
Tossing dead rats to a three-legged, 800-pound alligator might seem like an odd pastime, but it's all in a day's work for Liz Moore.

Outdoors calendar

Budget cuts affect hunters, anglers

Outdoors calendar
All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Falcons make final roster cuts
Despite losing Michael Vick for all of September, the Atlanta Falcons will begin the season with only two healthy quarterbacks on their 53-man roster.

Atlanta takes calculated risk with 2 active QBs
Despite losing Michael Vick for all of September, the Atlanta Falcons will begin the season with only two healthy quarterbacks on their 53-man roster.

Edwards defies the odds
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - When Terrence Edwards reports to work this morning, he no longer will be an undrafted free agent.

Loss could damage Clemson's psyche

PBS film offers a different take on Hollywood's blacklist era
LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood's blacklist ended 40 years ago, but its notoriety simply will not die.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
A parody wrapped inside a reality show wrapped inside a dirty trick. That's "The Joe Schmo Show," which premieres 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday on Spike TV.

'Without a Trace' deepens its emotional imprint

'Hack' heads toward second season
PHILADELPHIA -- It's sweltering and he's wearing a buttoned-down shirt and blue jeans, but actor David Morse appears cool as he hops out of his cab and saunters up the steps of a row house on the set of "Hack" in West Philadelphia.

PBS film offers a different take on Hollywood's blacklist era

'Hack' heads toward second season

'Without a Trace' deepens its emotional imprint
BURBANK, Calif. -- As the scene unfolds on the set of "Without a Trace," agents Samantha Spade and Martin Fitzgerald are looking through the one-way mirror of an interrogation room. On the other side of the glass, their boss, Jack Malone, is grilling a suspect.

Five Questions With Jessica Andrews

Nikki Reed is extraordinary and average at the same time

Men join UGA football hosts

Georgia shuts out Tigers

Georgia shuts out Tigers
CLEMSON, S.C. - Every minute or two near the end of Saturday's game, Georgia's Will Thompson would nudge teammate Darrius Swain and tell him to look into the stands of Death Valley.

Cooper helps dominant running corps
CLEMSON, S.C. - One game does not make a season. But as far as Georgia's running backs are concerned, they're definitely off to a good start with their performance in Saturday's 30-0 win at Clemson.

Harrison shines in first start
CLEMSON, S.C. - A fan stopped Arnold Harrison on the way out of Death Valley and asked for his autograph.

Georgia win might show future

Georgia rolls over Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Forget the injuries, inexperience and suspensions. No. 11 Georgia looks as strong as ever.

Georgia win might show future
Last year proved it's risky to make definitive conclusions after the first week of a season.

Debuting with domination

Men join UGA football hosts
ATHENS, Ga. - The Georgia Girls have a new weapon in their fight against those who say college football hostesses are just flirts to lure top recruits: men.

Debuting with domination
CLEMSON, S.C. - New season. Same story. Georgia and Clemson picked up Saturday right where they each left off last season, with the No. 11 Bulldogs dominating the unranked Tigers 30-0 in the season opener for both teams in front of 83,000 fans at Clemson Memorial Stadium.

Harrison shines in first start

Georgia rolls over Clemson

Cooper helps dominant running corps

Gamecocks struggle, but pick up victory

Gamecocks struggle, but pick up victory
COLUMBIA - When asked to assess his team's chances for next week's game against Virginia, South Carolina coach Lou Holtz said the Gamecocks didn't have a chance.

South Carolina not impressed with opening effort
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina's coaches and players disagreed about why they played so flat in a 14-7 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday night.

South Carolina not impressed with opening effort

Spanish tower falling down

Teen football player scuffles with bear

Delivery man killed by strap-on bomb after seeking police aid