Jewish Museum inaugurates Libeskind retrospective
BERLIN -- Architect Daniel Libeskind returned Monday to the building that brought him fame, inaugurating a retrospective of his work centering on the "all-consuming" project that saw him move to New York - the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site.

Theater beyond the Hudson River
NEW YORK -- Despite what some may think in New York, there is a theater season beyond the Hudson River.

Flawed writer is hero of Garrison Keillor's 'Love Me'
"Love Me," a catchy, quick novel that traces a writer's angst-ridden wanderings away from home and back again, is witty and self-deprecating in true Garrison Keillor fashion.

Jewish Museum inaugurates Libeskind retrospective

Flawed writer is hero of Garrison Keillor's 'Love Me'

Americans to bring Greek tragedy home in Sept. 11 performance

Americans to bring Greek tragedy home in Sept. 11 performance
ATHENS, Greece -- Under the Acropolis, a company of American actors will perform a version of the Oedipus myth in a trip to the play's homeland that was conceived in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The sound of music on Broadway

The sound of music on Broadway
NEW YORK -- From Peter Allen to Jerome Kern, from Boy George to Leonard Bernstein, the sound of music on Broadway this fall will be the most eclectic in years.

The fall plays in NYC

Theater beyond the Hudson River

The fall plays in NYC
NEW YORK -- With the exception of 2003 Tony winner "Take Me Out," Broadway will be barren of new - or old - plays in September. But just wait.

Notes from Monday's games

Notes from Monday's games
The Blue Jays came into Yankee Stadium after a three-game sweep at SkyDome. After Monday's makeup in New York, they start a series Tuesday night at Tampa Bay.

Etiquette says a proper greeting reply is just 'fine'

Man sentenced to 25 years for biting court officer's ear
NEW YORK -- A man who bit off part of a court officer's ear during a probation hearing was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison for the attack.

Shushing librarian is latest action figure
SEATTLE -- A new action figure of a frumpy-looking librarian who moves her index finger to her lips with "amazing push-button shushing action!" is prompting librarians around the world to raise their voices in protest.

Ex-mayor wants to license trash scavengers
WHITEHALL, Pa. -- One person's trash is another's treasure - reason enough to license trash scavengers, according to the former mayor of this Pittsburgh suburb.

Seattle espresso lovers protest proposed java tax
SEATTLE -- Some 200 coffee roasters, espresso bar owners and ordinary caffeine lovers turned out to protest a ballot measure to tax espresso drinks to raise money for preschool programs.

Father ambushes son, kills self
SAN DIEGO -- Bill Hoffine chatted with Tommy Ramirez, the owner of Tommy's Tex Mex, as he waited in the eatery for his 14-year-old son to jog by with his cross-country team.

Odds and Ends
AUSTIN, Minn. -- Two teens accused of searching for a marijuana dealer dialed the ultimate wrong number - they called the Mower County Sheriff's cell phone.

Braves win, but no one is there to watch
ATLANTA - Russ Ortiz bounced back from another shaky start for his career-high 19th win and the Atlanta Braves rallied for a 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, who dropped into a tie with Florida for the NL wild card Monday.

Lopez has big game

Lopez has big game
ATLANTA - He sat down at the start of the season and takes a seat whenever Greg Maddux goes to the mound. But in between, Javy Lopez has had a season that might have made him indispensable to the Atlanta Braves' future.

Braves win, but no one is there to watch

FCC to approve merger of Univision, Hispanic Broadcasting Corp.

Terror attacks led to lingering business fears

Security business booming in Mexico

Key new models unveiled at Frankfurt auto show
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Make-or-break new models of two of Europe's biggest-selling compact cars - the Volkswagen Golf and GM subsidiary Adam Opel's Astra - will be among the closely watched debuts at the Frankfurt International Auto Show this week.

Security business booming in Mexico
MEXICO CITY - Armored-car dealerships are as common as boutiques among the mansions and high-rise hotels of Mexico City's ritziest neighborhoods, and sports cars are often trailed by steel-plated sport utility vehicles packed with bodyguards.

Terror attacks led to lingering business fears
NEW YORK - A block from the site of the World Trade Center, Evelyn Robb still worries. Sales at her chocolate shop were devastated by the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and they remain down as Lower Manhattan struggles to recover.

Key new models unveiled at Frankfurt auto show

FCC to approve merger of Univision, Hispanic Broadcasting Corp.
WASHINGTON -- The government will approve Univision Communication Inc.'s $3.5 billion purchase of Hispanic Broadcasting Corp., Federal Communications Commission officials said Monday.

Business briefs
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Online pop-up ads do not violate trademark laws even if they cover up or appear alongside unaffiliated Web sites, including those of rivals, a federal judge has ruled.

Crosby leaves Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Sophomore receiver and two-sport star Roscoe Crosby has left Clemson for family reasons, coach Tommy Bowden says.

Miami moves past Ohio State in AP poll

Tuesday morning quarterback
A look back and ahead in the ACC, SEC and elsewhere:

Miami moves past Ohio State in AP poll
Once again, Miami is ahead of Ohio State.

Presidents sit down for BCS discussion
CHICAGO -- Saying they made "significant progress" but reached no agreements, BCS representatives met with presidents from the five football conferences who feel they have been shut out of the system.

Presidents sit down for BCS discussion

Tuesday morning quarterback

Let's not disarm
The Sept. 11 attacks and the anthrax assault of 2001 shook us to the core and rattled our sense of security. But at the same time, they had the opposite effect of strengthening our public health system.

How to oust Arafat?

Free Suu Kyi now
The military junta that rules Burma recently announced a plan it claims will return the Southeast Asian nation, also known as Myanmar, to democratic rule.

Delayed response
President George W. Bush has a way of allowing his critics to beat up on him for months on an issue, letting the poison fester, and then he answers everything in one dramatic presentation. It's as if he thinks his response will blow all the criticism away.

How to oust Arafat?
The effort by the United States and international community to prop up Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas as a viable challenger to Yasser Arafat has failed.

Delayed response

Let's not disarm

Kidman showcases two heavy dramas at Toronto fest
TORONTO -- Everyone's asking Nicole Kidman why.

Sequel to combat title is knockout
Fans of Soul Caliber, one of the all-time best fighting games, should be dancing in the streets.

Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

'Chicago' gets a boost from Melanie Griffith
NEW YORK -- This summer, Melanie Griffith has been something of a working girl.

Rosie puts up all the money herself to launch 'Taboo'
NEW YORK -- When it comes to "Taboo," Rosie O'Donnell has put her money where her mouth is.

Five questions with director John Singleton
LOS ANGELES -- It was the birth of a genre. With 1991's "Boyz N the Hood," filmmaker John Singleton pioneered a new type of film, fusing the traditional coming-of-age story with the treachery of inner-city gang violence.

Gasoline prices boosted by war, refiners

Bank of America says it's prepared to reimburse shareholders
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Bank of America Corp. is prepared to make "appropriate restitution" to shareholders who might have lost money because of improper trading of mutual fund shares at its Nations Funds business, the bank said Monday.

Consumers borrow for cars, school, vacations
WASHINGTON -- Consumers borrowed more freely in July, especially when it came to taking out new loans to finance cars and other big-ticket purchases and to pay for vacations and school.

Earnings warning season to test Wall Street's remarkable rally
NEW YORK -- Wall Street pushed to a series of new highs this past week after upbeat economic reports and stock upgrades bolstered investor confidence in a strong recovery.

Gasoline prices boosted by war, refiners
Q: All of the dire prewar fears of oil fields burning in Iraq were never realized. Why, then, is gasoline more expensive this summer?

How can my college kid avoid credit card debt?

Bank of America says it's prepared to reimburse shareholders

Study: rents up about one-third since 1999
WASHINGTON -- The cost of rent and utilities for a typical two-bedroom apartment has increased more than a third since 1999, making such housing unaffordable for anyone earning minimum wage, according to a study by an advocacy group for low-income housing.

Earnings warning season to test Wall Street's remarkable rally

Stocks advance; Nasdaq at near 18-month high

Stocks advance; Nasdaq at near 18-month high
NEW YORK -- Wall Street extended its advance into a sixth straight week Monday after a brokerage upgrade of IBM raised investor expectations of a rebounding economy. The Nasdaq composite reached an 18-month high.

Study: rents up about one-third since 1999

How can my college kid avoid credit card debt?
Q: I know my kid will wind up getting a credit card at college this fall. What can I do to help her avoid running into debt?

3 Yellow Jackets named weekly ACC winners
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Three Georgia Tech players earned weekly honors from the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday after leading the Yellow Jackets to an upset of Auburn.

Jackets put troubles in rearview mirror
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech needed this victory.

Els wins European Masters by six shots
CRANS-SUR-SIERRE, Switzerland -- Ernie Els birdied the first four holes and shot a 6-under-par 65 Sunday to win the European Masters by six strokes.

Webb wins Hammons Classic

Medalist and defending champion ousted in opening round
BRISTOL, Va. -- Medalist Bob Kulp and defending champion Greg Reynolds were eliminated Monday in the opening round of match play at the USGA Senior Amateur.

Morgan rallies twice to win Kroger Classic

Morgan rallies twice to win Kroger Classic
MAINEVILLE, Ohio -- Despite an erratic final-round 68 that included three bogeys, Gil Morgan beat longtime friend Doug Tewell to win the Kroger Classic by two strokes Sunday.

Tway beats Faxon in Canadian Open playoff
HAMILTON, Ontario -- Bob Tway two-putted for bogey on the third hole of a playoff with Brad Faxon in the Canadian Open on Sunday to become the eighth player 40 and over to win a PGA Tour event this year.

Britain-Ireland beats U.S. for Walker Cup
GANTON, England -- The Walker Cup once seemed permanent property of America's amateur golfers. Now they can't get their hands on it.

Tway beats Faxon in Canadian Open playoff

U.S., Europe renew a bitter rivalry in Solheim Cup
The Solheim Cup should be a friendly affair. Twenty-two of the 24 players are regulars on the LPGA Tour and see each other just about every weekend.

Els wins European Masters by six shots

U.S., Europe renew a bitter rivalry in Solheim Cup

Britain-Ireland beats U.S. for Walker Cup

Defending champion wins opening-round match
AUSTIN, Texas -- Four-time defending champion Carol Semple Thompson won her opening-round match 4 and 3 Monday at the USGA Senior Women's Amateur Championship.

Webb wins Hammons Classic
TULSA, Okla. -- Karrie Webb shot a 4-under 66 Sunday to win the John Q. Hammons Hotels Classic by nine strokes, her first LPGA title in more than a year and the 29th of her career.

Georgia prep football notebook

Teachers' strike in Illinois coal town boils over into football season

Lakeside ready for more wins

Teachers' strike in Illinois coal town boils over into football season
BENTON, Ill. -- John Osborne threw his football pads down with a disgusted shout, a few yards from where his teachers and football coach walked a picket line in front of the high school.

Lakeside ready for more wins
His tone was happy, but it wasn't ecstatic. Hopeful, yet not overconfident.

Georgia prep football notebook
Sixth-ranked Northside overcame three turnovers as senior quarterback Ferlando Williams scored the go-ahead touchdown and two point-conversion in the Eagles' 11-10 victory Friday night at Peach County.

Etiquette says a proper greeting reply is just 'fine'
Guess what I found out? When you meet someone who greets you with "How are you?" - you're not really supposed to say.

Gov. Perdue appoints Michael Annis to Superior Court
Columbia County lawyer Michael Annis said today that Gov. Sonny Perdue had appointed him to fill the vacant Superior Court judgeship in the Augusta Judicial Circuit.

Phillips, voice of Clemson Tigers, dead at 69
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Jim Phillips, whose voice carried the fate of Clemson's sports teams on radio for 36 years, died early Tuesday morning.

Corrects Christian references made by writer

Columnist writes with ulterior motives
Your guest column by J.C. Watts on Aug. 22, "Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae needs more transparency," needs more transparency itself. David K. Elam, Atlanta, Ga.

Give voters a say in performing arts facility

Corrects Christian references made by writer
This is to try to answer the letter by Brian Baldowski on Aug. 23, "'American,' 'Christian' not synonymous," concerning the lack of knowledge of a Christian lady of the difference between the words "American" and "Christian." Jim Shoffner, Augusta

Give voters a say in performing arts facility
I had to laugh when I read in my morning copy of The Augusta Chronicle that Performing Arts Center Study Committee Chairman Lowell Greenbaum objects to having a separate question on the ballot about his $25 million request for a new performing arts facility. My, my; why would we not be surprised about that? As the chairman of the Richmond County Democratic Party, his insistence that taxpayers not have the ability to support or toss the project goes part and parcel with the liberal philosophy. Liberals are famous for trying to ram more taxes down our throats with as little debate and voting option as possible. Lawrence Smith, Augusta

Republican Party out-sources fund-raising jobs to India
The GOP is creating jobs. Unfortunately, the jobs are in India. Following the trend of major corporations across the country, the Republican Party is out-sourcing fund-raising jobs to India. Amanda Roe Lang, Augusta

Do Democrats choose to ignore facts?

Do Democrats choose to ignore facts?
I notice letters from liberals whine that President George W. Bush is responsible for the loss of thousands of jobs. Former President Bill Clinton's budget-slashing of our intelligence agencies, making it easier for the terrorists' success in the 9-11 attack, and big corporations' looting and pillaging fiasco going on during "Slick Willie's" reign, are the causes for the loss of jobs - not President Bush or any of his policies. Sandra Sanders, Thomson, Ga.

Editorial on Moore shameless
Regarding your Aug. 22 editorial, "Over his head": You have called Alabama's Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore a "renegade," a "tyrant" and "wrong." Timothy W. Powell, Appling, Ga.

Pennsylvania tests roadway dots to reduce rear-end collisions

Device makes backing up files easy

Charleston, S.C., adds GPS technology to garbage haulers

Natural bacteria may be engineered to fight HIV, study indicates

Senior calendar

In the know

Breath fresheners come in many varieties

Giorgio Armani is at intersection of fashion and film

Breath fresheners come in many varieties
Breath fresheners are everywhere. You can find them at doctor's offices, grocery stores, book peddlers, hotel lobbies, clothing retailers, music stores and even lingerie shops.

Charleston, S.C., adds GPS technology to garbage haulers
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- In America's most mannerly city, the unseemly chore of picking up trash is becoming more efficient - thanks to satellites.

Natural bacteria may be engineered to fight HIV, study indicates
WASHINGTON -- A modified form of bacteria normally present in the vagina may one day be used to protect women from AIDS, according to new research.

Giorgio Armani is at intersection of fashion and film
NEW YORK -- Giorgio Armani is one of the influential fashion designers in the world today. His runway styles, mostly sophisticated garments with clean lines, often dictate trends that trickle down to the masses.

Senior calendar
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Pennsylvania tests roadway dots to reduce rear-end collisions
JULIAN, Pa. -- Introducing the latest innovation from the state that brought you the line and the bump: The commonwealth of Pennsylvania gives you the dot.

Device makes backing up files easy
Paranoids think things are out to get them, and in the case of personal computers, they're probably right.

In the know
People who join The National Arbor Day Foundation during September will receive 10 free white pine trees.

News you can use
SEPT. 9, 1966 AIKEN - Aiken police are pressing a search for thieves who carted off a safe containing about $4,000 from the Aiken Produce Co. sometime before dawn Thursday.

Augusta to begin week for obesity awareness
Josephine Mack said she tries to set the right tone in the school lunch. If it carried over to dinnertime, that would be fine with her.

News you can use

Sharks get tag during count
PORT ROYAL, S.C. - The mere word conjures images of razor-sharp teeth and the movie Jaws. The creatures strike fear in ocean swimmers across the world.

Heavy rainfall keeps number of wildfires to near-record low
MACON, Ga. -- Georgia had its lowest total of wildfires in nearly 50 years, thanks mostly to regular rainfall that ended a five-year drought.

Board awaits reason for fall
When Richmond County Chief Appraiser Sonny Reece appears before the Augusta Commission today, he's going to have a lot of explaining to do.

USC wrestles with future of diversity 40 years after integration

Rants and Raves
THIS IS TO THE WOMEN who ranted about the "swim at your own risk" sign at the Savannah River. Why would everyone else have to suffer because she doesn't understand what she reads? Everyone is going to die someday. Our government already has too many laws to protect people against things that may harm them. Please let her know that we need fewer laws, not more.

Art school gives pupils opportunity
In celebration of today's opening of the Jessye Norman School of the Arts, about 85 pupils, parents and faculty members met Sunday for an open house at St. John United Methodist Church.

Giobbe campaigner draws flak

Ex-commissioner files for race
Qualifying for five Augusta Commission districts began with a splash Monday when about 60 prominent Augustans turned out to see former county Commissioner Don Grantham dive back into politics.

Release of test scores is delayed

Volunteer helps the ill

Crossing gets safety upgrade

Across Georgia

Injured burglary suspect caught

Deaths of high school athletes prompt call for policy changes

Assessors could face review

Gordon County buys key piece of Resaca battlefield

Parents say in vitro expensive, but worth it

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH -A man who police say stole $1 million in construction equipment to build his new home was caught when he almost hit an off-duty corporal with his truck while hauling a load of supplies.

Gov. Perdue appoints Michael Annis to Superior Court

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON -Five Anderson girls were hurt when the stolen car they were in crashed into a house during a police chase.

Town weighs flat phone fee

Town weighs flat phone fee
JACKSON - Lee Bennett might soon be able to call Augusta as much as she wants for what it currently costs her to talk for 10 minutes.

News you can use

Parents say in vitro expensive, but worth it
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. -- In vitro fertilization typically costs more than $10,000 for a successful pregnancy, but the dollars are worth it, say couples who became parents through the technique.

Driver faces homicide charges
Police are investigating a one-car fatality early Sunday that resulted in the death of an Augusta man and felony homicide and DUI charges against the driver.

Local congregations cut funds to national Episcopal Church
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The debate over the approval of the Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop has some South Carolina congregations withholding money from the national church.

Textile town faces future without mill

Diverse group salutes hero of three wars
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. - Hundreds of Marines saluted retired Gen. Raymond G. Davis one last time Monday, as his flag-draped coffin was carried into the cemetery by a horse-drawn carriage.

Unease lingers on school act
ATLANTA - Nearly two years after President Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act into law, parents, teachers and children are beginning to get their first real introduction to the aggressive school-reform policy.

Elections open for qualifying
Qualifying for the November election of five Augusta Commission members and city council members in Hephzibah and Blythe kicks off today.

Textile town faces future without mill
LANCASTER, S.C. - Around 7 a.m. most days, folks come and go at The Old Mill Grocery, just across the road from where cotton-laden trucks rolled into Springs Industries' Lancaster mill.

Sharks get tag during count

Diverse group salutes hero of three wars

Carpet giant faces tough battle with family over officer's death

Machine cuts top too thin

Lobbyists treat lawmakers to sun-soaked getaways

Across the area

Across South Carolina

Phillips, voice of Clemson Tigers, dead at 69

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -A special investigator in the state attorney general's office who resigned six years ago over offensive e-mail is working for the agency again.

Kid of the day

FBI will resume suspect inquiry
The FBI said Monday it will reinvestigate claims that some of the nation's most-wanted terrorist suspects might have been spotted at an Augusta apartment complex six months ago.

FBI will resume suspect inquiry

Across Georgia
DAVISBORO -An inmate has filed a lawsuit against the central Georgia prison where she is serving a 10-year sentence for burglary and aggravated assault.

Tax collections up in August but officials still cautious

Across the area
A North Augusta man was in serious condition Monday after being shot at a birthday party, authorities said.

Rants and Raves
MY RANT IS about the traffic situation in the afternoon at Merriwether Middle School. Some people will sit there and refuse to move an inch to let others by. Also, if you must go in the school, please park your car somewhere else than the pickup lane. There is ample parking on the side of the school.

Assessors could face review
An Augusta Commission committee voted Tuesday to ask the state to review the Richmond County Board of Assessors because of a drop in the tax digest this year.

Rants and Raves
MY RANT IS about the traffic situation in the afternoon at Merriwether Middle School. Some people will sit there and refuse to move an inch to let others by. Also, if you must go in the school, please park your car somewhere else than the pickup lane. There is ample parking on the side of the school.

Giobbe campaigner draws flak
AIKEN - A city planner who recently campaigned for the controlled-growth challenger in today's District 3 Republican primary might show similar bias toward new development, incumbent Aiken City Councilman Don Sprawls said Monday.

Crossing gets safety upgrade
Georgia Department of Transportation officials say a pedestrian crossing project planned for River Watch Parkway at Stevens Creek Road should be completed by this fall.

Perdue outlines $100 million in debt-financed road spending
ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Perdue on Monday detailed more of the state's transportation spending package for the year, this time outlining how some $100 million in debt-financed construction money will be used.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Kiersten Blanche Robinson, 2, of North Augusta.

Grandmother who tried to break up fight suffered heart attack
ATLANTA -- A 55-year-old grandmother died from a heart attack after trying to break up a fight involving her 15-year-old granddaughter and another woman, the DeKalb County Medical Examiner's office said Monday.

News you can use
SEPT. 8, 1965 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Miss South Carolina, Nancy Moore of Aiken, is the second honey-blonde to arrive in as many years at the Miss America Pageant from the Palmetto State, and if anything, she's even prettier than last year's entry.

Tax collections up in August but officials still cautious
ATLANTA -- The state posted a 4.1 percent increase in tax collections in August, but officials said Monday that does not necessarily signal that economic recovery has taken hold.

Guests receive feel for music
The rain was no match for the hundreds of performers, spectators and demonstrators who came out to the Augusta Museum of History to pet the instruments Sunday.

Gephardt takes issue with Dean radio ads
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Democratic presidential hopeful Dick Gephardt took issue with rival Howard Dean's South Carolina radio ads Monday, saying the message misleads voters on a critical issue - the fight for jobs.

Boy Scouts dedicate complex in Lincoln County
DOUBLE BRANCHES, Ga. - The paint is barely dry and the access road is still being paved, but Boy Scout officials couldn't wait any longer to dedicate the first component of a 500-acre Scouting complex.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Matthew Turner, 3, of North Augusta.

Carpet giant faces tough battle with family over officer's death
CHATSWORTH, Ga. -- Mohawk Industries Inc. prides itself on community relations, but the carpet giant is facing bad publicity in a small town where a close-knit family and the police department blame the company for the death of a rookie officer.

Release of test scores is delayed
AIKEN - Flooded by challenges from school districts throughout the state, South Carolina education officials said Monday they will delay the Sept. 17 release of statewide test results that show which elementary and middle schools failed to make adequate yearly progress under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Investigator who quit over derogatory e-mail is rehired
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A special investigator in the state attorney general's office who resigned six years ago over bigoted, derogatory e-mail is working for the agency again.

Elections open for qualifying

USC wrestles with future of diversity 40 years after integration
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina is wrestling with how to foster diversity 40 years after its integration.

Guests receive feel for music

Alabama judge brings Ten Commandments message to Atlanta church
ATLANTA -- Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore told an Atlanta congregation Sunday that the concept of separation of church and state appeared first in the Bible, and that a federal judge's use of that idea to order the removal of a Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama Judicial Building constituted "tyranny."

Alabama judge brings Ten Commandments message to Atlanta church

Lobbyists treat lawmakers to sun-soaked getaways
ATLANTA -- Lobbyists opened their checkbooks this summer to provide state lawmakers with a variety of sun-soaked getaway opportunities from Tucson, Arizona, to Georgia's own Golden Isles.

Art school gives pupils opportunity

Gordon County buys key piece of Resaca battlefield
RESACA, Ga. -- After a long struggle with the state over the fate of a key Civil War battle site, preservationists and Gordon County officials have purchased a portion of the Resaca battlefield and say they hope to open it to tourists by next year.

Board awaits reason for fall

Small towns find it tough getting people to run for office
WALESKA, Ga. -- Small communities in Georgia are finding it tough to get quality candidates - in some cases any candidates - to run for elected office for municipal positions.

Injured burglary suspect caught
Police say a burglar who bungled a break-in at an Augusta bar over the weekend was nabbed after he returned to the scene of the crime.

Machine cuts top too thin
A rehabilitation project on Gordon Highway bridges has been delayed after a robotic device removed too much concrete from two bridges.

Unease lingers on school act

Officials concerned about cost of Tri-State crematory trial
LaFAYETTE, Ga. -- A Walker County commissioner says she's worried about how much moving the trial of Tri-State crematory operator Brent Marsh out of the county will cost.

Neighbor says police didn't respond to 911 call before rape attack

Neighbor says police didn't respond to 911 call before rape attack
KENNESAW, Ga. -- A neighbor of a Kennesaw woman who was sexually assaulted last week says the attack could have been avoided if police responded to her report of seeing the two suspects 90 minutes earlier.

Free trade advocates, opponents argue jobs

Deaths of high school athletes prompt call for policy changes
ATLANTA -- The deaths of five Georgia high school athletes last year have prompted calls for policy changes related to health screening and medical care that some say would cost too much money. Others say the changes could save lives.

Across the area
An Augusta woman filed charges of false imprisonment and motor vehicle theft by taking with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office on Saturday night.

Volunteer helps the ill
Most people in Augusta know him as Stovall, but to the children of Camp Rainbow, he's "Snowball."

Free trade advocates, opponents argue jobs
AIKEN - At the center of the rising furor over thousands of textile jobs lost to imported Chinese clothing is a heated debate about whether free trade creates more American jobs than it destroys.

'Dickie Roberts' takes box office lead
LOS ANGELES -- The band of grown-up kiddie actors in "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star" beat back the bloodthirsty bat-creature of "Jeepers Creepers 2" at the weekend box office.

'Dickie Roberts' takes box office lead

Singer-songwriter Warren Zevon dead at 56

Revolutionary music popular again in Vietnam
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam -- The outdoor stage is alive with flashing strobe lights, gyrating dancers and racing techno music - a concert unlike anything Vietnam's beloved Ho Chi Minh ever saw in his lifetime.

California girl finds home in bluegrass
SAN FRANCISCO -- Gillian Welch thrives on stripping music down to its barest necessities.

Recording industry sues hundreds of music swappers

Plans in the works for Simon & Garfunkel concert tour
NEW YORK -- Unless they get in yet another squabble, it looks like Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel are reuniting for a concert tour.

Singer-songwriter Warren Zevon dead at 56
LOS ANGELES -- Singer-songwriter Warren Zevon, who battled death with the same twisted sense of humor found in his songs "Life'll Kill Ya" and "Excitable Boy," lost his yearlong fight against lung cancer at age 56.

Revolutionary music popular again in Vietnam

California girl finds home in bluegrass

Recording industry sues hundreds of music swappers
LOS ANGELES -- The recording industry filed hundreds of lawsuits Monday accusing individual music lovers of illegally downloading and sharing songs over the Internet.

Road rage at NASCAR
Stock car racing is an adrenaline and testosterone world, fumes and fury at murderous speeds for hours. It's bumping and brawling, clashes and crashes, and fans love it for that.

Animosity reigns in Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. - Minutes before the start of the Chevy Rock and Roll 400 at the Richmond International Raceway Saturday night, Jimmy Spencer playfully put his arm around Kevin Harvick and warned him to "learn from my mistakes."

Hornish wins Delphi Indy 300 in another shootout
JOLIET, Ill. -- There's something about Sam Hornish Jr. and these shootouts.

Road rage at NASCAR

Ratings soar for final Southern 500
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- The last Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Labor Day weekend was also the most watched event of the holiday weekend.

Ratings soar for final Southern 500

NASCAR penalizes Harvick and crewmen
Kevin Harvick was fined $35,000 and put on probation Monday, and two of his crew members were suspended for one race for their roles in the melee at Richmond International Raceway.

NASCAR penalizes Harvick and crewmen

Hornish wins Delphi Indy 300 in another shootout

NASA: Next shuttle mission shot will be a test flight

Hurricanes Fabian and Isabel churn in Atlantic

President addresses nation
WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Sunday night he will ask Congress for $87 billion to fight terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan, appealing for troops and money from other countries, even those who opposed the U.S.-led war.

Hurricanes Fabian and Isabel churn in Atlantic
MIAMI -- Two hurricanes were swirling in the Atlantic Ocean, one weakening in the shipping lanes near Canada and the other strengthening near Caribbean islands. Neither was an immediate threat to land.

Text of President Bush's speech
Text of President Bush's speech Sunday night on the situation in Iraq.

Cameras banned from courtroom for Bryant's preliminary hearing
EAGLE, Colo. -- Cameras will be banned from the courtroom during the preliminary hearing in Kobe Bryant's sexual assault case.

Cameras banned from courtroom for Bryant's preliminary hearing

Bucs shut out Eagles

Warner out, Bulger in as Rams quarterback

Falcons show they can win without Vick

Panthers edge Jaguars

Delhomme to start at QB for Carolina

No Vick necessary

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Mrs. Sallie Cain    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Kenneth Porteous    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Mary Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Eva Bussey    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Harry Moxley, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Alec Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Fred Hambright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Nathaniel Sullivan    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mr. William Rooks    (PORT GIBSON, Miss.)
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Mrs. Clara Smith    (KITE, Ga.)
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Mr. James Oliphant    (COLUMBUS, Ga.)
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Mr. James Psalmond    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert Lee, Jr.    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mr. Kenneth Porteous    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Myrtle Tillett    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Nick Nicholson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Forrester    (MACON, Ga.)
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Mr. Harry Moxley, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Amalie Scheyer    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lizzie Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Nell Priester    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Myrtle Lokey    (DEARING, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ellen Pilgrim-Inman    (THOMSON, GA)
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Mr. Richard Kauffman II    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Nick Nicholson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lillie Jones    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Myrtle Lokey    (DEARING, Ga.)
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Mr. Walter Howard    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Myrtle Huff    (DEARING, Ga.)
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Mr. Joe Green    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)
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Mr. Walter Howard    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Peter Gant    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Gladys Childs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Preston Cox    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Preston Cox    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Kathryn Swain    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
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Mrs. Edna Freeman    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mr. Michael Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Dorothy Coleman    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Myrtle Lokey (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Preston Cox (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Edna Freeman (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Myrtle Huff (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtle Lokey (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Jones (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Harry Moxley, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Psalmond (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Forrester (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Howard (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Porteous (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nathaniel Sullivan (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtle Tillett (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Nick Nicholson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Coleman (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Peter Gant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nick Nicholson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sallie Cain (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James Oliphant (COLUMBUS, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Kauffman II (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Green (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mr. Alec Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Preston Cox (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Kathryn Swain (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Hambright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lizzie Moore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Porteous (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Childs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nell Priester (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ellen Pilgrim-Inman (THOMSON, GA)

Mr. Walter Howard (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Eva Bussey (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Harry Moxley, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara Smith (KITE, Ga.)

Closures of state institutions benefit patients and save money
IN AN EFFORT to decrease state spending, when every dollar is essential in providing for the care and welfare for those most in need, the Georgia Department of Human Resources is closing state hospitals in Columbus and Savannah. The closures save $101 million. Another $15 million is on the table with the final closing of the Craig Nursing Home and the Medical Surgical Hospital at Central State Hospital.

Closures of state institutions benefit patients and save money
IN AN EFFORT to decrease state spending, when every dollar is essential in providing for the care and welfare for those most in need, the Georgia Department of Human Resources is closing state hospitals in Columbus and Savannah. The closures save $101 million. Another $15 million is on the table with the final closing of the Craig Nursing Home and the Medical Surgical Hospital at Central State Hospital.

Great expectations from government
WHEN ANY FAMILY balances its finances, it prioritizes by necessity. Georgia is in the process of stepping back, looking at the needs of serving its 8.2 million citizens and balancing its books. This is no easy task. The $16 billion question boils down to having a vision and determining what is important for today, tomorrow and 10 or 20 years from now.

Great expectations from government
WHEN ANY FAMILY balances its finances, it prioritizes by necessity. Georgia is in the process of stepping back, looking at the needs of serving its 8.2 million citizens and balancing its books. This is no easy task. The $16 billion question boils down to having a vision and determining what is important for today, tomorrow and 10 or 20 years from now.

A champion is served: Roddick wins U.S. Open

Open title only a start for Roddick

Henin-Hardenne increases rankings' intrigue

Open title only a start for Roddick
NEW YORK -- His hair spiked and jeans ripped, Andy Roddick strode through Times Square with pop star girlfriend Mandy Moore on Monday.

A champion is served: Roddick wins U.S. Open
NEW YORK -- Andy Roddick pounded three straight big serves to win the first set of his first Grand Slam final, drawing a standing ovation from the partisan crowd.

Henin-Hardenne increases rankings' intrigue
NEW YORK -- Justine Henin-Hardenne's victory in the U.S. Open certified her status as a major star and increased the intrigue at the top of the women's tennis rankings.

Byrd, Oquendo not your typical title fight
Chris Byrd is the IBF heavyweight champion.

Sunday's NFL Capsules
Kris Brown gave the Houston Texans a big kick Sunday.

Falcons show they can win without Vick
ATLANTA -- With Michael Vick watching from the coaches' box, the Atlanta Falcons made their point: Indeed, they are not just a one-man team.

Warner out, Bulger in as Rams quarterback
Kurt Warner got out of the hospital Monday and was doing better a day after sustaining a concussion.

Panthers edge Jaguars
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jake Delhomme came to Carolina to be a starting quarterback. It took him one half to win the job and his first game as a Panther.

Delhomme to start at QB for Carolina
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jake Delhomme could have taken the easy route and remained a backup quarterback in New Orleans, living near home with his friends and family there to support him.

Bucs shut out Eagles
PHILADELPHIA -- At the Vet or the Linc, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers still own Philadelphia.

No Vick necessary
IRVING, Texas - Doug Johnson looked despondent and his play suffered accordingly after the officials took away his 23-yard touchdown pass to Quentin McCord on Atlanta's opening drive Sunday afternoon.

NASA: Next shuttle mission shot will be a test flight
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- NASA said Monday that when shuttle launches resume sometime next year, the first mission will be a test flight reminiscent of the early days of the space program, with astronauts inspecting their ship and practicing repair techniques to guard against another Columbia-type disaster.

Conan O'Brien has a busy fall

An in-my-face, behind-the-scenes look at 'The View'
NEW YORK -- Sometimes, a kiss is more than just a kiss. Sometimes it's a gateway to the kind of bizarro 15 minutes of fame normally reserved for the masochists who populate reality television.

An in-my-face, behind-the-scenes look at 'The View'

Celebrity interviews a distasteful part of the job
NEW YORK -- If you see some celebrity interviews on "60 Minutes," the correspondents are probably holding their noses.

A kiss is more than just a kiss
NEW YORK -- Madonna and Britney Spears are so last week. The hot new celebrity kissing couple is Meredith Vieira and ... me?

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Conan O'Brien has a busy fall
NEW YORK -- Denial. It's worked for Conan O'Brien before, so why not try it again?

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
LOS ANGELES -- "Art in the Twenty-First Century" consists of four hours, 16 artists and one shattered myth: that of the artist as isolated genius.

UPN's new fall shows

UPN's new fall shows
"All of Us": On this sitcom, a young professional guy has a son, a marriage on the rocks and a new love. Can he juggle them all?

Celebrity interviews a distasteful part of the job

Five questions with director John Singleton

Kidman showcases two heavy dramas at Toronto fest

'Chicago' gets a boost from Melanie Griffith

Rosie puts up all the money herself to launch 'Taboo'

Georgia hopes Gibson can overcome hamstring injury
ATHENS, Ga. -- Fred Gibson can walk just fine. He can bend over to tie his shoes.

Extent of Gibson's injury still not known
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia wide receiver Fred Gibson will test out his pulled hamstring at practice Monday, and coach Mark Richt won't know until then how serious it is.

Extent of Gibson's injury still not known

Georgia hopes Gibson can overcome hamstring injury

Odds against S.C. victory
COLUMBIA - The voters seem sold on South Carolina's football team, which entered the Associated Press poll at No. 25 after last week's 31-7 upset of then-No. 15 Virginia.

Cosh steps out of shadows
Until Saturday, South Carolina fans never really knew what to think of Chris Cosh.

Odds against S.C. victory

Pupils have many ways of dealing with assignments
There are history terms to define, 35 trigonometry problems to solve (lucky you - the odd answers are in the back of the book), and you have the first act ofHamlet to read. All by tomorrow.

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Parents may need time to accept gay daughter
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I'm gay, and my parents don't believe in it. They don't understand that I really love this person. I need to know what to do, because they are into this whole God thing.

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:

Many teens get indoor tans, health experts concerned

Many teens get indoor tans, health experts concerned
CHICAGO -- A study found that nearly a third of white teenage girls in the United States have used tanning booths at least three times, suggesting an alarming number of teens are ignoring the dangers of skin cancer for the sake of sporting a good tan.

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New music releases include John Mayer's album, Heavier Things; and The Fighting Temptations soundtrack, featuring songs from Beyonce, Destiny's Child, Angie Stone and Faith Evans.

Pupils have many ways of dealing with assignments

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Question of the week
What is your biggest weakness?

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Man sentenced to 25 years for biting court officer's ear

Ex-mayor wants to license trash scavengers

Shushing librarian is latest action figure

Father ambushes son, kills self

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