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.

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.

Jewish Museum inaugurates Libeskind retrospective

Americans to bring Greek tragedy home in Sept. 11 performance

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.

Expos players meet to discuss team's future
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- If the Montreal Expos play a split home schedule next year, they want conditions a little more in their favor.

Notes from Monday's games

Etiquette says a proper greeting reply is just 'fine'

Odds and Ends
DALLAS -- Charles McKinley found a unique way to save a few bucks getting to his parents' house: He crawled into a wooden airplane cargo crate and succeeded in shipping himself from New York to Texas.

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.

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.

Vermont community to celebrate David Smith Night
PLAINFIELD, Vt. -- Almost everywhere he's gone in life, David B. Smith Jr. has run into other David Smiths, either in person or through their misdirected mail.

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.

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.

Man ships self to Dallas in crate
DALLAS -- Charles D. McKinley had himself shipped from New York to Dallas in an airline cargo crate, startling his parents and a deliveryman when he broke out of the box outside their home.

Pizza deliveryman probably not alone in bank robbery
ERIE, Pa. -- Investigators said Monday that they were confident a pizza deliveryman did not act alone when he robbed a bank with a bomb locked to his neck and was killed when the device went off moments later.

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.

Phillies rout Braves
ATLANTA -- Tomas Perez and Jason Michaels both hit grand slams and Philadelphia reached a season high in runs with an 18-5 rout of the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, keeping the Phillies even with Florida in the NL wild-card race.

Braves win, but no one is there to watch

Trio of relievers give Cox much needed relief

Phillies rout Braves

Trio of relievers give Cox much needed relief
ATLANTA - An Atlanta Braves bullpen that lost three relievers to the disabled list, including a closer on a record-setting saves pace, hasn't lost a beat with the addition of a well-journeyed left-hander and a pair of journeymen.

Buffets find success in Augusta

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.

FCC to approve merger of Univision, Hispanic Broadcasting Corp.

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.

Buffets find success in Augusta
If you liked the old Charlie B's, you'll no doubt feel at home in the new Landmark Buffet.

Key new models unveiled at Frankfurt auto show

Business briefs

Automakers unveil vehicles; complain about sales incentives
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Costly sales incentives vied with the latest design concepts for attention at the Frankfurt International Auto Show, though one top U.S. auto executive said Tuesday that an improving economy may provide relief from the discounts that have cut into the companies' profits.

Economists fear future drag on economy from Iraq war costs

Colorized greenback will replace $20 bill
WASHINGTON -- The first of America's greenbacks to be colorized - the $20 note sporting splashes of peach, blue and yellow - will start appearing next month in cash registers, ATM machines and wallets.

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.

Business briefs
CINCINNATI - Procter & Gamble Co., building on its effort to hire outsiders to provide some services under multiyear contracts, said Tuesday it has signed IBM to a 10-year, $400 million deal to handle employee services.

Automakers unveil vehicles; complain about sales incentives

Economists fear future drag on economy from Iraq war costs
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's sharply higher price tag for Iraq occupation and the war on terrorism will make next year's budget deficit look worse and after a short-term economic boost could contribute to a serious drag on future economic growth, many economists believe.

Girl, 12, settles piracy suit for $2,000
WASHINGTON -- A 12-year-old girl in New York who was among the first to be sued by the record industry for sharing music over the Internet is off the hook after her mother agreed Tuesday to pay $2,000 to settle the lawsuit, apologizing and admitting that her daughter's actions violated U.S. copyright laws.

Colorized greenback will replace $20 bill

Clemson looks for consistency

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

Clemson looks for consistency
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson coach Tommy Bowden hopes the team he saw early on against Furman shows up this week at Death Valley not that bunch he watched after halftime.

Presidents sit down for BCS discussion

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.

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

Clarett charged; Ohio State ready to cut ties

Clarett charged; Ohio State ready to cut ties
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Maurice Clarett was charged Tuesday with lying about items stolen from his car, and Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said the school is ready to cut ties with the star running back.

Tuesday morning quarterback

Courses in Aiken earn spot in top 25

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.

No more scapegoats
The Augusta Commission's finance committee is on the right track with its vote to ask the Georgia Department of Revenue to look into the work of Richmond County's Board of Assessors - especially chief Assessor Sonny Reece.

Ringing up a better rate
"It's really a chance for the citizens to get out of the Dark Ages and call Augusta. I think this will add to people's quality of life."

Ringing up a better rate

Fight isn't over yet
People who've never experienced true freedom find it difficult to comprehend, even frightening.

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.

Delayed response

How to oust Arafat?

No more scapegoats

Club offers drink specials, free line dancing lessons
Put on your cowboy hats and boots and get ready to line dance - we're going to Coyote's.

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

Border bash brings out rivals
Beach music and school spirit will prevail Friday as University of Georgia and University of South Carolina football fans converge on Augusta Common for the 10th annual Border Bash.

Extra, extra
Heading to the video store this weekend? Here's a preview of some of the extras on new DVD releases:

Penguin from "Bloom County" returning to comic pages
WASHINGTON -- Cartoonist Berkeley Breathed is resurrecting Opus the penguin from the 1980s comic strip "Bloom County" for a new series to appear in Sunday comics this November.

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

Standing ovations
The Garden City Chorus will present United We Sing, a patriotic tribute to victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Ninth Street at Riverwalk Augusta. In addition to the group's distinctive four-part harmonies, the concert will feature an F-18 flyover. Admission is free. For more information, call (803) 279-4198.

Stocks fall on disappointing Nokia outlook

Study: rents up about one-third since 1999

Health care costs soar for 3rd year

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.

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.

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.

Stocks fall on disappointing Nokia outlook
NEW YORK -- A disappointing revenue outlook from Nokia Corp. set off profit-taking on Wall Street Tuesday as investors were reminded that a strong economic rebound isn't such a sure thing.

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.

Bank of America says it's prepared to reimburse shareholders

Health care costs soar for 3rd year
NEW YORK -- Health care premiums for families in employer-sponsored plans soared 13.9 percent in 2003, the third year of double-digit growth and the biggest spike since 1990, a new study found.

Dining out

Chicken recipe is built for speed
The 100 favorite recipes collected by Brooke Dojny and Melanie Barnard in their new cookbook, A Flash in the Pan (Chronicle Books, 2003, $22.95 paperback), justify the title's hint of speed.

Stock pantry wisely to weather storms
PITTSBURGH - From New York to Detroit, Toronto to Toledo, millions of dollars' worth of produce, dairy and frozen food was spoiled within hours when the power went out in August.

Restaurant serves seafood in a hurry

Small portions
Cooking beans from scratch requires a good amount of patience. Not only do you need to soak them (usually overnight) but you must also cook them for a long enough period of time.

Stock pantry wisely to weather storms

Small portions

Dining out
This is a listing of restaurant reviews in the Aiken-Augusta area..

Restaurant serves seafood in a hurry
A mound of popcorn shrimp neatly lies on top of several hush puppies and a load of French fries. The plate is so full that the waitress can't even complete the dish with the traditional side of coleslaw.

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.

Sophomore plays leading man's role
ATLANTA - In his youth football days, Eric Henderson celebrated touchdowns with his own version of the Icky Shuffle.

The rest of the (women's) world stays home
They should call themselves the Dream Team.

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.

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.

Technology no match for a classic course in Canada

Koch hopes to play with Sorenstam again

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

Thompson wins two more matches
AUSTIN, Texas -- On a day three of the top five seeds lost at the USGA Senior Women's Amateur, four-time defending Carol Semple Thompson won two matches in impressive fashion Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinals.

The rest of the (women's) world stays home

Koch hopes to play with Sorenstam again
LODDEKOPINGE, Sweden -- Carin Koch is eager to team up with Annika Sorenstam again.

Technology no match for a classic course in Canada
Bill Paul spent the past several years trying to convince fellow members at Hamilton Golf and Country Club that it was worthy of hosting the Canadian Open.

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.

Golden Hawks were prepared

Lakeside ready for more wins

College programs are slow to look at Laney's Gibson

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

Golden Hawks were prepared
Last year before the Washington County-Dublin game, the Golden Hawks had an awful week of practice. Not surprisingly, the Fighting Irish beat Washington County 32-28 to deal the Golden Hawks their only regular-season loss.

College programs are slow to look at Laney's Gibson
Marquez Gibson has caught on with Laney's offensive system, but he hasn't caught on with big-time colleges yet.

Risotto recipe makes great one-dish meal
In recent years, risotto has become a popular side dish or entree in upscale restaurants. But the classic preparation involves a lot of patience, and a great deal of stirring.

Risotto recipe makes great one-dish meal

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.

Hephzibah teen arrested for bomb threats
Richmond County sheriff's investigators have arrested a Hephzibah teen in connection with three bomb threats last week at a local high school.

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.

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.

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

Stormwater fee article irksome

Stormwater fee article irksome
The Sept. 4 article "Late fee irks school system" by Vicky Eckenrode mentions the stormwater utility fee credits the school system received. Those credits were for "its retention ponds and school programs about water conservation." Bob Cipperly, Evans, Ga.

Columbia Co. Animal Control to the rescue
We would like to commend Columbia County Animal Control. Our dog got out of the house, and we didn't have time to catch her and thought she would return on her own. Anna and Rosemary Seymour, Martinez, Ga.

Do Democrats choose to ignore facts?

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.

We have rules for a reason and for everybody
I was pleased to see the Sno-cone stand has been removed. I am assuming the Aiken County Planning Department enforced the rules as they are now. (July 17 news article, "Zoning laws prohibit boy's stand.") Gloria Busch Johnson, New Ellenton, S.C.

Breath fresheners come in many varieties

Device makes backing up files easy

Senior calendar

Natural bacteria may be engineered to fight HIV, study indicates

In the know

Digital photo kiosks produce quick and easy prints

In the know

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

In the know
If you have a craving for chicken and a flair for film, KFC wants you.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Senior calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include the name and phone number of a contact person.

Digital photo kiosks produce quick and easy prints
Inkjet printers have played a major role in the success of digital cameras. They offer photographers total control over how a photograph is printed - at a relatively low cost. What's more, a good inkjet print rivals a traditional photographic print in appearance.

Lynx season might be on ice

Ad fight threatens Lynx sale

Winger is signed by Augusta Lynx
Scott Corbett, a On tario Hockey League veteran, has signed with the Augusta Lynx.

Ad fight threatens Lynx sale
A debate over civic center advertising sign revenues is threatening both to derail the sale of the Augusta Lynx ice hockey team to a local ownership group and to limit preparations for this year's team.

Lynx season might be on ice
The Augusta Lynx were supposed to begin a new chapter this week with the sale of the team to local owners.

Winger is signed by Augusta Lynx

News you can use
SEPT. 10, 1970 Richmond Countians voted solidly yesterday in support of their own for statewide offices, but final tabulations will be needed to show the strength of their support. A computer breakdown slowed the counting of returns, and early this morning only seven of 28 precincts and wards had been tabulated.

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.

Prevention day highlights suicide rate
Nearly twice a week, someone dials the Aiken County Help Line despondent, desperate and ready to commit suicide. As many as a dozen times each month, an officer responds to the home of a suicidal person in Aiken County.

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

Politicians promote SRS for pit plant

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.

Sept. 11 Memorial Events

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.

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.

Pupils select books that make the grade

Town weighs flat phone fee

Kid of the day

Pupils select books that make the grade
This time, the children get to do the grading.

Navy airfield bypasses Burke
A controversial Navy airfield for which Burke County, Ga., was once considered as a site will instead be located in Washington County, N.C., according to Defense Department officials.

Across Georgia
DECATUR - An inmate found himself before a judge sooner than he expected when he fell through the ceiling into the judge's chambers while trying to escape Monday.

Pupil transport policy proposed
It was a small victory for Dan Hall.

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.

Judge delays liquidation plan deadline for Carolina Investors

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.

King papers ready for sale

Former judge selected for fellowship at Harvard

Convicted killer asks for 5th trial

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.

NRC questions design at Oconee Nuclear Station

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

Assessors could face review

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.

King papers ready for sale
ATLANTA -- A 7,000-piece collection of the writings of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., which spent four decades in his widow's basement, is ready for sale after being on exhibit for two weeks at a New York auction house.

Tax collections up in August but officials still cautious

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.

News you can use

Lowcountry Rapist said to be in failing health
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Duncan Proctor, the alleged "Lowcountry Rapist" of the early 1990s who is serving two life prison terms, is reportedly in failing health at a private prison hospital near Columbia.

Lawmaker says General Assembly has not funded education initiatives
MANNING, S.C. -- South Carolina legislators have failed to adequately fund education initiatives over the last three decades, Sen. John Matthews said during testimony in a school funding lawsuit challenging the way the state funds education.

Prevention day highlights suicide rate

Judge delays liquidation plan deadline for Carolina Investors
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Attorneys for Carolina Investors and its parent company HomeGold Financial will have another month to finalize a liquidation plan with creditors.

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.

Former judge selected for fellowship at Harvard
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Former college president, judge and senatorial candidate Alex Sanders has been selected for a fellowship this fall at Harvard University's Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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.

NRC questions design at Oconee Nuclear Station
SENECA, S.C. -- A design flaw in a backup cooling system at the Oconee Nuclear Station here could increase the chances of an accident, federal regulators say.

Lowcountry Rapist said to be in failing health

Former New Hampshire governor to lobby for SRS pit facility
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Former New Hampshire governor and presidential adviser John Sununu says he has been hired as a lobbyist to help the Savannah River Site land a proposed facility that would employ about 1,000 people.

Soldiers' return can cause turmoil
Victor and Cindy Vining consider their marriage a casualty of the first war on Iraq.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Josie Turner, 7, of North Augusta.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RANT against Johnny Depp. I guess I'm one of those big, dumb, American puppies that he was talking about. I'd like to sink my teeth into him someplace.

Friends of new judge offer praise
The next Superior Court judge for Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties will come to the bench loaded with compassion, common sense and humility, his friends predict.

Convicted killer asks for 5th trial
ATLANTA - It took four trials to convict Jason Kennedy of the murder of his girlfriend's 19-month-old daughter, and now the Martinez man's lawyer is asking for another.

Across South Carolina
WALHALLA - A teenager was treated for wounds after he was shot by a deputy, police said.

Worker is arrested in abuse
Authorities have made an arrest in what they said was a case of a state long-term care facility employee abusing a patient.

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.

Seized money helps police
Drug money seized from a local fugitive made its way back to Augusta on Tuesday and will be used to further stem drug trafficking locally, officials said.

Hephzibah teen arrested for bomb threats

Across the area

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.

Release of test scores is delayed

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

Giobbe campaigner draws flak

News you can use

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 recommends MCG funds

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.

Lawmaker says General Assembly has not funded education initiatives

Injured burglary suspect caught

Sept. 11 Memorial Events
A variety of local programs are planned to commemorate the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks:

Worker is arrested in abuse

Across the area

Friends of new judge offer praise

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.

Crossing gets safety upgrade

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.

BellSouth, Red Cross team up for disaster preparedness

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.

Georgia senators suggest increasing reserve forces
WASHINGTON -- Georgia's two senators said Tuesday they support the Pentagon's plan to extend the tour of duty for reservists in Iraq but question whether such commitment can be sustained without increasing the size of the military.

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.

Plan would allow more state employees work from home
ATLANTA -- The state will begin phasing-in a telecommuting program for its workers that could reduce traffic congestion in Atlanta, improve air quality and give state employees more time with their families.

Diverse group salutes hero of three wars

Boy goes to City Hall for answers about "fountain fishing"
MARIETTA, Ga. -- When 10-year-old James Tyson recently saw four grown men fishing change out of the bottom of a fountain at Marietta Square, he was outraged.

Gov. Perdue appoints Michael Annis to Superior Court

Incumbent triumphs
AIKEN - City Councilman Don Sprawls held on to his District 3 seat with a win in Tuesday's Republican primary, a victory he characterized as a triumph over both his opponent and Smart Growth Aiken.

Parents say in vitro expensive, but worth it

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.

Soldiers' return can cause turmoil

BellSouth, Red Cross team up for disaster preparedness
ATLANTA -- BellSouth and the American Red Cross' local chapter are teaming up Tuesday to launch a disaster preparedness initiative.

Blue Cross pulling out of Medicare HMO
ATLANTA -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, the state's largest health insurer, is pulling out of the Medicare HMO business, blaming inadequate reimbursements from the federal government.

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.

Across South Carolina

Doctor gets nod to come home
Siyuan Liang called his wife Tuesday morning and told her he had good news.

Phillips, voice of Clemson Tigers, dead at 69

Across the area
An Augusta man accused of giving an acquaintance what proved to be a fatal blow with a golf club was indicted on murder charges Tuesday.

Kid of the day

Board recommends MCG funds
ATLANTA - The Medical College of Georgia is being recommended for a $10 million increase next fiscal year for new researchers despite other cuts being considered by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

Seized money helps police

Politicians promote SRS for pit plant
A squad of politicians from South Carolina and Georgia chatted with the nation's top energy official Tuesday in hopes of gaining favor for the Savannah River Site.

Georgia senators suggest increasing reserve forces

FBI will resume suspect inquiry

Official examines test score

Official examines test score
JOHNSTON, S.C. - In the hard calculus of school tests, numbers matter.

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.

Machine cuts top too thin

Ball makes new believers out of Georgia Tech fans
ATLANTA - Gathering dust on hangers in Georgia Tech's on-campus Barnes & Noble bookstore are Yellow Jackets football jerseys bearing the numbers 17 and 8.

Hitler's filmmaker dies at 101
BERLIN -- Leni Riefenstahl, whose hypnotic depiction of Hitler's Nuremberg rally, "Triumph of the Will," was renowned and despised as the best propaganda film ever made, has died. She was 101.

Hitler's filmmaker dies at 101

Critical Choice
Here's what critics are saying about recent movie releases.

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Singer-songwriter Warren Zevon dead at 56

Parents of R&B singer settle plane crash suit

Parents of R&B singer settle plane crash suit
MIAMI -- The parents of R&B singer and actress Aaliyah have reached an undisclosed settlement in a negligence lawsuit over her death in a 2001 plane crash, family attorneys said.

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.

Recording industry sues hundreds of music swappers

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.

All-Star race to stay at Lowe's under 2004 NASCAR schedule

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.

All-Star race to stay at Lowe's under 2004 NASCAR schedule
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR's annual all-star race will remain at Lowe's Motor Speedway next season as part of the 36-race, Nextel Cup schedule released Tuesday.

Ratings soar for final Southern 500

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.

Road rage at NASCAR

NASCAR penalizes Harvick and crewmen

2004 NASCAR Busch Schedule
Here is the 2004 NASCAR Busch schedule.

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.

Isabel becomes major hurricane in Atlantic
MIAMI -- Hurricane Isabel swept through the Atlantic Tuesday as a major hurricane and forecasters warned it could threaten the Caribbean islands by the end of the week.

Hurricanes Fabian and Isabel churn in Atlantic

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.

NASA: Next shuttle mission shot will be a test flight

Dreams of the NBA good life in South Africa

Kobe Bryant's attorneys seek to have alleged victim testify at hearing on assault charge
EAGLE, Colo. -- Kobe Bryant's attorneys want his accuser to testify at next month's hearing that will determine whether the NBA star will stand trial on a sexual assault charge.

Dreams of the NBA good life in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Near the squalor of Diepsloot squatter camp, basketball players dream of rim-rattling dunks and clutch 3-pointers that just might get them out of Africa.

Kobe Bryant's attorneys seek to have alleged victim testify at hearing on assault charge

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

Falcons show they can win without Vick

Bucs shut out Eagles

Warner out, Bulger in as Rams quarterback

Delhomme to start at QB for Carolina

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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.

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PICTURE YOURSELF taking a leisurely stroll down Broad Street with your family on a Saturday evening. As you try to remember the location of the new restaurant your neighbor told you about, you notice a well-appointed gentleman with a smiling face walking toward you. "You look lost," he says. "Can I help you with directions?" You politely state the name of the restaurant and are guided to your destination by your new-found confidant, one of several members of Augusta's Business Improvement District (or BID) ambassador program.

Business improvement district could soon be realization
PICTURE YOURSELF taking a leisurely stroll down Broad Street with your family on a Saturday evening. As you try to remember the location of the new restaurant your neighbor told you about, you notice a well-appointed gentleman with a smiling face walking toward you. "You look lost," he says. "Can I help you with directions?" You politely state the name of the restaurant and are guided to your destination by your new-found confidant, one of several members of Augusta's Business Improvement District (or BID) ambassador program.

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.

Open title only a start for Roddick

IAAF rules Kelli White guilty of doping offense

U.S. Open champ to lead Davis Cup team

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Augusta's Laura Coble leads by three shots after 1-over-par 73 in the first round of the Georgia Women's Amateur Championship at the Great Waters course in Eatonton, Ga.

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.

Mitchem faces next test
Brandon Mitchem is just a little bit nervous about tonight.

IAAF rules Kelli White guilty of doping offense
LONDON -- Track and field's governing body wants American sprinter Kelli White stripped of her two gold medals from the World Championships. Now it's up to U.S. anti-doping officials.

U.S. Open champ to lead Davis Cup team
NEW YORK -- U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick will lead an American Davis Cup team that plays at Slovakia this month in a World Group playoff.

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

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.

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.

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.

Ball makes new believers out of Georgia Tech fans

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.

Fox's new fall series
"Arrested Development" What: A young single father is sucked back into the family-run corporation (and back into the comic clutches of his family) when the family patriarch is busted for cooking the books.

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.

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"Hope & Faith" What: Down-to-earth Midwestern homemaker Hope welcomes her sister Faith, a soap opera washout from Tinseltown, into the household - but is it too small a house for this diva to perform in?

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"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?

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WB's new fall shows
"All About the Andersons" What: A sitcom about a struggling actor and single dad who moves back with his own parents to provide his son with a stable environment.

NBC's new fall series

David Letterman bids warmhearted farewell to Warren Zevon

NBC's new fall series
"Coupling" What: Self-consciously naughty sitcom about six frisky thirtysomethings.

TV Guide launches new design to revive neglected brand
LOS ANGELES -- A redesigned TV Guide magazine hit the stands Monday as the publisher of the 50-year-old title struggles to revive the neglected brand.

On new TV sitcoms, home is where the heart is

David Letterman bids warmhearted farewell to Warren Zevon
LOS ANGELES -- Singer-songwriter Warren Zevon, who died this week of lung cancer, received a warmhearted and poignant farewell from talk-show host David Letterman.

On new TV sitcoms, home is where the heart is
NEW YORK -- There's no place like home - especially for characters on many of the new fall TV comedies.

CBS' new fall series
"The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire" What: A grown-up, only slightly quirky drama about a New Hampshire community on the decline, focusing on three middle-aged brothers who have lived there all their lives.

Kidman showcases two heavy dramas at Toronto fest

Penguin from "Bloom County" returning to comic pages

Club offers drink specials, free line dancing lessons

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Border bash brings out rivals

A Carolina curse?
ATHENS, Ga. - There wasn't much celebration when Georgia tailback Brett Millican bulled into the end zone three years ago at South Carolina.

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

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Georgia hopes Gibson can overcome hamstring injury

A Carolina curse?

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Gamecocks to host N.C. State and non-conference tournament

Odds against S.C. victory

Gamecocks to host N.C. State and non-conference tournament
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina will host part of an early season tournament and play North Carolina State at home along with the Gamecocks' traditional Southeastern Conference schedule.

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.

Holtz has game with Dogs pretty well figured out

Holtz has game with Dogs pretty well figured out
ATLANTA -- Lou Holtz has Saturday's game against No. 8 Georgia pretty well figured out.

Courses in Aiken earn spot in top 25
Two Aiken County golf courses are represented in a list of the 25 best golf courses in South Carolina.

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Question of the week
What is your biggest weakness?

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.

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.

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If a host tells you not to bring anything to a party, should you bring something anyway? Is it really wrong to wear white after Labor Day?

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.

Parents may need time to accept gay daughter

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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:

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Vermont community to celebrate David Smith Night

Shushing librarian is latest action figure

Man ships self to Dallas in crate