Inuit art featured in new exhibit

Some new books are real 'disasters'

Inuit art featured in new exhibit
For Release weekend editions, Sept. 11-14 and thereafteNEWARK, Del. -- If a picture is worth 1,000 words, the drawings in a new exhibit at University Gallery may require some reading between the lines.

Arts calendar

Some new books are real 'disasters'
New dangers lurk on America's bookshelves, with a hurricane, fire and flood lying in wait for the unwary reader.

Arts calendar
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Mets edge Expos

Mets edge Expos
MONTREAL -- Steve Trachsel tied a career high with his 15th win and Daniel Garcia homered and had three RBIs as the New York Mets ended a season-high eight-game losing streak with a 5-4 win over the Montreal Expos on Saturday night.

It's time to review those summertime postcards

Sheffield says Braves have been too laid back

Braves fall to Marlins

Sheffield says Braves have been too laid back
MIAMI -- Atlanta Braves slugger Gary Sheffield says the team should be more upset about its mediocre record the past five weeks.

Braves fall to Marlins
MIAMI -- The Florida Marlins drew their biggest crowd in more than two years - and quickly gave the fans plenty to cheer about.

Braves rally to beat Marlins
MIAMI -- The Atlanta Braves are tough to sweep, as they showed with a ninth-inning comeback Sunday against wild-card leader Florida.

Faxed ads' days may be few

Aiken man aims to expand alternative-fuel efforts
Red Roberts, president of United Energy Distributors Inc., an alternative-fuel distributor in Aiken, isn't out to save the country.

Biodiesel sales low at gas sites
SAN DIEGO - At a just-opened San Diego fuel station, attendants in white, 1950s-style uniforms clean customers' windshields and offer to fill their tanks with biodiesel made from fish-fry grease and ethanol made from waste scraped off the floor of a cheese plant.

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: PQ Corp.

U.S. Treasury to stop issuing HH Savings Bonds
NEW YORK -- Americans are about to lose a tool many have used to manage their U.S. Savings Bonds in retirement.

Biodiesel sales low at gas sites

Corn could solve maze of problems

Faxed ads' days may be few
LOS ANGELES - Graphic designer Sheridan Obrien is fed up with the flood of ads for vacation cruises and penny stocks that routinely emerge from her fax machine. The unsolicited pitches use up her toner and paper, and wake her late at night.

On the move
Cynthia Nava has been named an assistant vice president for SouthTrust Bank. She was branch operations administrator. She is a graduate of Georgia Southern University and joined the company in 1986.

On the move

Always check the accuracy of your business actions
Jean was furious. Five months ago, the businesswoman received a letter from the Georgia Department of Revenue's Sales and Use Tax Division.

Pocket change

U.S. Treasury to stop issuing HH Savings Bonds

Aiken man aims to expand alternative-fuel efforts

Business calendar
Tuesday: North Augusta Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year luncheon; networking at 11:30 a.m., program noon to 1:30 p.m.; North Augusta Community Center; cost: $18 per person.

Business calendar

Corn could solve maze of problems
BLAIR, Neb. - If America wants to reduce its consumption of oil and the buildup of slow-degrading plastic in landfills, one answer is softly swaying in the wind on farms across the country.

Appraiser blames Y2K for problems

Appraiser blames Y2K for problems
Richmond County Chief Appraiser Sonny Reece's explanation for the drop in this year's tax digest generated more than a few snickers around town last week. Mr. Reece blamed much of the total $20 million loss in taxable value on computer software problems stemming from Y2K.

Clemson's Phillips celebrated at Memorial Stadium

Clemson's Phillips celebrated at Memorial Stadium
CLEMSON, S.C. -- The memory of late broadcaster Jim Phillips, known to generations as "The Voice of the Tigers," was celebrated at Memorial Stadium during Clemson's 37-14 win over Middle Tennessee on Saturday.

Clemson pounds Middle Tennessee

Clemson pounds Middle Tennessee
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Charlie Whitehurst threw four touchdown passes and Airese Currie set a school record with 12 catches as Clemson defeated Middle Tennessee 37-14 on Saturday.

Arkansas revels in renewed rivalry with Texas

How the local stars fared

ACC roundup

Irish go down without a fight
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Even Notre Dame couldn't provide a tough test for Chris Perry and Michigan.

Irish go down without a fight

Arkansas revels in renewed rivalry with Texas
AUSTIN, Texas - De'Arrius Howard charged to the few sections of red-clad fans surrounded by all the burnt orange, grabbed a giant state of Arkansas flag and waved it proudly. Then he went into the end zone, plucked some orange-painted grass and tossed it aside.

Rattlers drown in The Swamp

South Carolina tops Morgan State

Bowden praises Florida State's defense for victory
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- With his team down 13-0 deep into the fourth quarter, even Florida State coach Bobby Bowden thought a loss was imminent.

South Carolina tops Morgan State
BALTIMORE -- Reese McCampbell threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as South Carolina State beat Morgan State 27-21 on Saturday.

Ohio State falls to No. 5 in AP poll
Another close call dropped Ohio State even further in The Associated Press college football poll.

ACC roundup
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Ben Jones kicked three field goals and Purdue held No. 20 Wake Forest to 244 yards in a 16-10 victory Saturday, spoiling the Demon Deacons' first game as a ranked team in more than a decade.

Bowden praises Florida State's defense for victory

Buckeyes finish job in three OTs
COLUMBUS, Ohio - There's something about overtime that brings out the best in the Buckeyes.

Rattlers drown in The Swamp
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida A&M owned The Swamp - during halftime, while its world-famous band was on the field. The rest of the time, it was Florida and tailback DeShawn Wynn doing all the jammin'.

SEC roundup
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Auburn Tigers finally played the way they thought they would all along.

How the local stars fared
A look at some of the standout performances of area players.

Cyberspace thievery
What if you could download doughnuts? What if a double-dip ice cream was just a double-click away? What if you could make hot fudge ooze from your modem?

School choice gaining
Your long-distance carrier. Your local phone service provider. Even your cable company in many cases.

Just a start
On the Augusta election ballot Nov. 4 voters will be asked whether they're happy with the way things are going here.

Just a start

Choosing choice
By becoming a pioneer in providing more choice to Medicaid patients, the Palmetto State is opening up issues of long-term health care that should command a compassionate society's attention.

Choosing choice

Former kids' TV host remakes himself as an indie rock artist
NEW YORK -- Fans of "Blue's Clues," take heart: Departed host Steve Burns is still using his Thinking Chair. Only now, it makes music.

Five Questions With Wendy Williams
NEW YORK -- Her teased-out, caramel-colored hair is huge. Likewise, her size-11, rhinestone-encrusted sandals. But outrageous radio personality Wendy Williams says there's one part of her that dwarfs everything else - her mouth.

Carnegie Hall opens its third stage
NEW YORK -- When 19th century steel magnate Andrew Carnegie envisioned the music hall that would bear his name, he had planned for three performance spaces.

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.

More speculation: Ben and Jen splitsville on wedding day
LOS ANGELES -- Have they gone from Bennifer back to Ben and Jennifer?

Investors lack protection from unethical fund companies

Raising kids is costly

Are investor expectations for earnings too high?
NEW YORK -- Investors' appetite for stocks slowed this past week amid a spate of bad news, including weak retail sales, a brokerage downgrade of Texas Instruments Inc. and a downbeat revenue outlook from Nokia Corp.

Raising kids is costly
Raising kids is costly - there's braces, college - and cars

Investors lack protection from unethical fund companies
NEW YORK -- Investors trying to determine whether mutual fund companies put shareholders' interests above their own face a difficult task.

Are investor expectations for earnings too high?

New diets and picky eaters

New diets and picky eaters
Making dinner was tough enough before Junior became a vegan and Dad got on his low-carb, meat-eater's diet. Now planning a meal and cooking it is not only time-consuming, it's complicated.

Georgia Southern endures rout
LAKE CHARLES, La. - In the land of Cajun cuisine, Georgia Southern's football team showed little spice when it needed it most.

Florida State rallies to beat Georgia Tech
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Chris Rix shook off two interceptions to run for one touchdown and pass for another in the final 7:09 as No. 10 Florida State beat Georgia Tech 14-13 on Saturday night.

Gailey doesn't regret two-point decision
ATLANTA -- When reviewing game film, Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey says "there's always things you wish you had done differently."

Gailey doesn't regret two-point decision

Florida State rallies to beat Georgia Tech

Sorenstam stars as Europe builds big lead
LODDEKOPINGE, Sweden -- Annika Sorenstam never leapt so high, thrusting her arms skyward with such might that her putter slipped from her hands like a baton.

Goosen wins Lancome Trophy

Alternate puts team in front

Sweden savors a victory by Sorenstam, Europe
LODDEKOPINGE, Sweden -- The singing and chanting started on the first tee and never let up until Europe won the Solheim Cup.

Lewis, Singh lead as Deere Classic moves into Monday

Goosen wins Lancome Trophy
SAINT-NOM-LA-BRETECHE, France -- Retief Goosen won the Lancome Trophy for his first title of the year, closing with a 1-under-par 70 Sunday for a four-stroke victory.

Sorenstam stars as Europe builds big lead

Mickelson struggles in Suntory Open
INZAI, Japan -- Phil Mickelson struggled with his game all week and finished 10 strokes behind winner Jyoti Randhawa of India on Sunday at the Suntory Open.

Sweden savors a victory by Sorenstam, Europe

Nelson shakes off bee sting for first win of season
HUNT VALLEY, Md. -- A bee sting wasn't about to keep Larry Nelson from his first Champions Tour win in two years.

Golf capsules
HUNT VALLEY, Md. - Jim Dent is not giving in to his age or to the younger players on the Champions Tour.

Lewis, Singh lead as Deere Classic moves into Monday
SILVIS, Ill. -- J.L. Lewis and Vijay Singh held a one-stroke lead after a long day of golf Sunday didn't produce a winner at the rain-soaked John Deere Classic.

Nelson shakes off bee sting for first win of season

Golf capsules

Gibbs sparks Georgia upset
THOMSON - John Gibbs III celebrated his return to the Regions Cup Matches - and his 48th birthday - in style Sunday.

Gibbs sparks Georgia upset

Mickelson struggles in Suntory Open

Alternate puts team in front
THOMSON - Lance Jones was supposed to be motoring to Athens, Ga., Saturday morning to attend the Georgia-South Carolina football game.

Bulldogs learn lesson from loss

Williston-Elko routs Pelion

McKissick won't be slowing down

Williston-Elko routs Pelion
PELION, S.C. - Rafael Bush had 28 carries for 178 yards for three touchdowns as the Blue Devils (3-0) remained perfect on the season with an easy road victory.

McKissick won't be slowing down
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - Maybe this is finally the time, the world's loneliest football widow thought this week.

Bulldogs learn lesson from loss
After being dominated - and even a little embarrassed - by Abbeville in the first half Friday, the Silver Bluff Bulldogs were met by coach Al Lown.

It's time to review those summertime postcards
We had another great summer with our vacation postcard contest. We got a card from every state, even North Dakota, the last one to make the board.

Civic center authority agrees to new sign rental plan
Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority members and the prospective owner of the Augusta Lynx hockey team reached a tentative agreement today on sign rental in the civic center complex.

New office will be nice Christmas present
Regarding your Sept. 4 front-page report, "Offices take shape": The development of the Richmond County Board of Education's new office building at Ninth and Broad streets is good news. W. Franklin Boulineau, Hephzibah, Ga.

Teachers not solely to blame for children's failure
As an educator, I'm tired of listening to many parents constantly blaming teachers for their children's educational failures. ... E. Maner, Augusta

No second term for Bush
It seems incredible that anyone could think that President George W. Bush deserves a second term in the White House. His illegitimate presidency has been an unmitigated disaster. Vernon Johnson, Mesena, Ga.

New office will be nice Christmas present

Kraemer was egregiously wronged

Letter writer's implication about accident blame untrue
Stephen Michael Baxley's Aug. 24 letter, "Car accident really was an accident," referred to a fatal accident which occurred Aug. 8. Edna Mae Tinsley, North Augusta, S.C.

Teachers not solely to blame for children's failure

Kraemer was egregiously wronged
Regarding the Sept. 4 editorial about Ken Kraemer, "Malicious intent?": Karen Hathaway Pittman, Augusta

Almanac predicts frigid start to winter; offers truthful tips

Home recreates Confederate leader's estate

Saving a row of movie seats is bad manners

The ABCs of Wi-Fi

Weeki Wachee's mermaids fighting extinction

With aging population growing, technology slow to rescue

An Aiken couple gets an update on their outdated living room

Should a license be required to go online?

Almanac predicts frigid start to winter; offers truthful tips
DUBLIN, N.H. -- Presidential candidates, be warned!

The ABCs of Wi-Fi
Q: I'm thinking about getting a wireless card for my laptop, but I'm a bit confused about the different kinds. What's the difference between 802.11a, 802.11b, or 802.11g?

Weeki Wachee's mermaids fighting extinction
WEEKI WACHEE, Fla. -- The mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs are holding their collective breath.

In the know
Going to the chapel? The Augusta Mall will stage its second annual Bridal Celebration from 12:30 to 6 p.m. today.

Should a license be required to go online?
NEW YORK -- A virus fouls your computer and you haplessly pass it on. Advertising software loads stealthily on your machine. Your password gets stolen because of your neglect. Or the music industry sues you because of something your kids or grandkids did on your computer.

An Aiken couple gets an update on their outdated living room
A living room is supposed to be lived in, unless it's as ugly as Ann and Jim Kauffman said theirs was.

With aging population growing, technology slow to rescue
Wireless networks, fast Internet connections and smart kitchen appliances are all the rage in high-tech homes for the hip, young and well-to-do. In other words, not senior citizens on fixed incomes.

Home recreates Confederate leader's estate
JACKSON - Although they had more than 400 acres on which to build, it was easy for Wallace and DiAnn Cassels to decide on a site for their home.

Saving a row of movie seats is bad manners
Dear Carson: At a movie theater, a couple of people decided to save a row of seats directly in front of them for their friends. There were no visible means of marking these seats, i.e. jacket or purse. People came from all over the theater trying to sit in those seats. Finally, a man sat on the end of the saved row when two people behind him leaned over and said, "Excuse me, I'm sorry, but we are saving these seats." The man responded, "You can't do that. I'm going to sit here." The people saving the seats became frustrated and proceeded to make insulting remarks, while telling the interloper that they would pray for him.

Coliseum ad talks continue

Coliseum ad talks continue
The Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority will meet with attorneys for the prospective new owners of the Augusta Lynx hockey team today to discuss last week's vote on sign-rental revenue.

Summit looks at ways to make exercise fun
ATLANTA - When Allan Vargas visits schools throughout Costa Rica, he said, it's never hard for him to find overweight children - even in preschools.

Across the southeast
MIAMI -Hurricane Isabel weakened slightly Sunday but was still a powerful Category 4 storm as it plowed across the Atlantic Ocean on a course that could slam it into the central East Coast late this week.

News you can use

Artifacts will show dam's past
Did you help build Thurmond Dam? The Army Corps of Engineers wants to locate veterans of the construction project, which was completed in spring 1954. A 50th anniversary anniversary observance is planned for April.

Lawmaker wants to change bond process in domestic abuse cases
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A state lawmaker says the process of letting domestic abuse suspects out of jail needs to be retooled to protect victims better.

News you can use
SEPT. 14, 1974 Richmond County Sheriff William A. Anderson accused a civil court judge Friday of breaking state law, and said a lot of activities in that court need to be explained.

Georgia pastor bound for Liberia to help brother lead country

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Jeremy Oglesby of Augusta.

Man wants U.S. flag out of Hunley burial

2 ethnic groups pull out over fees
There will be no bratwurst or burritos at this year's Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival.

Georgia pastor bound for Liberia to help brother lead country
DECATUR, Ga. -- As pastor at a postcard-pretty Episcopal church in suburban Atlanta, Canon Burgess Carr is used to a life of peace and tranquility.

Man wants U.S. flag out of Hunley burial
CHARLESTON, S.C. - A Texas Confederate flag activist says the U.S. flag has no place at the April burial of the last crew of the ill-fated Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley.

Barbecue lovers are in hog haven at the Big Pig Jig
VIENNA, Ga. -- This farming town of 3,000 lacks the cultural attractions of its famous Austrian namesake.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Barbecue lovers are in hog haven at the Big Pig Jig

Food deliverers watch for safety

Funds speed road plans

Commandments stay in court

Doctors learn how to work in crisis
Jason lifted his pale face and blood-streaked torso off the ground and gave a thumbs-up to the man who shot him, now hiding just inside a glass door in a nearby building.

Kid of the Day

Mounting demands frustrate educators
AIKEN - Think of a shooting match where the marksman must hit a bull's-eye with every shot or a baseball game where a player wins only if every pitch is hit.

Doctors learn how to work in crisis

News you can use
SEPT. 15, 1975 Augusta City Council will today consider a proposed contract between the city and Richmond County for joint construction of a crime laboratory.

News you can use

Rock Hill case highlights need for Spanish translators
YORK, S.C. -- During a recent trial here, Olga Doris Osorio, 29, was convicted of assault and battery with intent to kill for stabbing 34-year-old Juana Castillo in the stomach, severing nerves and veins in Castillo's left arm.

Hybrid vehicles face slow ride to success

Norwood, Sessions advocate get-tough approach to illegal aliens
WASHINGTON -- Dentist Charlie Norwood has spent most of his congressional career typecast as an expert in medical law. But since writing one of the toughest plans to deal with illegal aliens, Norwood has become public enemy No. 1 for those seeking a softer approach.

Many approve of market move

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RANT against Colin Powell. Mr. Powell should resign. He should not have been appointed by President Bush. He is a liberal and a socialist and supports abortion rights. He has criticized the Christian right, and his best buddy is Kofi Annan, another socialist.

Across the southeast

Tenant takes time to help local pupils
A half-dozen middle school-age boys and girls file into an end unit on a weekday afternoon at Magnolia Park Apartments, book bags on their shoulders and notebooks and textbooks in their hands.

Cusseta officials hope government consolidation will help debt-ridden city

Kid of the day

YDC inquiries remain active

Mounting demands frustrate educators

Across the area

Lawmaker wants to change bond process in domestic abuse cases

Charter-school fears fall amid low county numbers

Mega Millions game, with promise of huge jackpots, disappointing so far

Car slams into bank
A bank in west Augusta was the target of an apparently unintentional break-in Sunday night, police said.

City rebuilds run-down areas

City prepares for hurricane
Even though Hurricane Isabel was about 850 miles from the East Coast on Sunday, residents of Southeastern coastal cities already were calling Augusta motels and booking rooms - just in case.

2 ethnic groups pull out over fees

Artifacts will show dam's past

Charter-school fears fall amid low county numbers
AIKEN - Almost a month ago, administrators at Aiken County's two second-year public charter schools worried that poor test scores and a low rating by the federal No Child Left Behind Act would bring about an early demise for the fledgling learning centers.

Across the area

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Alex Hargrove, 2, of Evans.

Face-painting fun

States see rise in boating deaths
Georgia has had 11 boating-related fatalities this year, the highest number since 1999, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

Food deliverers watch for safety
On-the-job safety has always been a priority for Ron Norris and his employees at Domino's Pizza on Washington Road

Georgia growers have large crop and the most promising prices in years
UNADILLA, Ga. -- After 39 years of farming, Terrell Hudson knows how to grow America's best-selling fiber, that fluffy, white lint used to make a host of cotton products, from draperies to trendsetting fashions.

Georgia pastor bound for Liberia to help brother lead country

Town in S.C. foothills looks to profit from retirees, not factories
SENECA, S.C. -- Leaders of this town nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians see gold in gray.

Aiken officers say relationship with residents prevents crime

Mega Millions game, with promise of huge jackpots, disappointing so far
ATLANTA -- The whole point of the Mega Millions lottery was huge jackpots, headline jackpots, crowds-mobbing-the-gas-stations jackpots.

Baseball icon visits museum
Baseball fans and admirers browsed cards and collectibles and got autographs from a legend Sunday at the Augusta Museum of History's Family Fun Day.

Cusseta officials hope government consolidation will help debt-ridden city
CUSSETA, Ga. -- Cusseta officials hope the city government's upcoming consolidation with Chattahoochee County will help its troubled financial situation.

Across the area
A Papa John's employee told police that he was robbed while making a pizza delivery, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office reported.

Georgia pastor bound for Liberia to help brother lead country
DECATUR, Ga. -- As pastor at a postcard-pretty Episcopal church in suburban Atlanta, Canon Burgess Carr is used to a life of peace and tranquility.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -A state lawmaker says the process of letting domestic abuse suspects out of jail needs to be retooled to better protect victims.

Across Georgia
CARTERSVILLE -A Cartersville veteran denied that he threatened U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey over a petition related to a veterans' benefit bill.

Hybrid vehicles face slow ride to success
Karl Quinn loves his hybrid - an automobile powered partly by an electric motor and partly by gasoline.

Funds speed road plans
Jerry Coalson is looking forward to the opening of the Savannah River Parkway - a four-lane highway that will link Augusta and Savannah.

Face-painting fun
MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFFFace-painting funAnsley McManus, 3, watches her brother Shawn, 6, as he has his face painted by Lady Bug the clown during the Medical College of Georgia's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit's "Baby Come Back" party. Nearly 300 children met the people who cared for them when they were born.

YDC inquiries remain active
Two state investigations that could shed light on how and why the Augusta YDC was privatized remain pending months later than expected.

Across the area
An Augusta man was placed in custody early Saturday morning after police charged him in connection with the stabbing of a man on Broad Street.

States see rise in boating deaths

Across South Carolina
YORK -A 17-year-old has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 12-year-old boy in April.

Civic center authority agrees to new sign rental plan

Across Georgia
CARTERSVILLE -Three people were killed and a good Samaritan was injured in a crash on Interstate 75 early Saturday, police said.

Rock Hill case highlights need for Spanish translators

Workers find forgotten graves
ATHENS, Ga. - Crawling through thick underbrush on their hands and knees, members of an archaeological team recently discovered an estimated 3,000 grave sites at the historic Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery in East Athens.

Baseball icon visits museum

Commandments stay in court
The Barrow County Commission has vowed to fight any legal action taken by the American Civil Liberties Union over a plaque of the Ten Commandments in the county courthouse. The ACLU has threatened to sue the county.

Across South Carolina

Summit looks at ways to make exercise fun

Across Georgia

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Town in S.C. foothills looks to profit from retirees, not factories

Aiken officers say relationship with residents prevents crime
The city of Aiken's Police And Community Together team, using "community policing" concepts, has held block parties, spearheaded neighborhood clean-ups and taken underprivileged children to movies. This, they say, has lowered crime rates.

Georgia growers have large crop and the most promising prices in years

City rebuilds run-down areas
AIKEN - The white wicker patio furniture and children's swing sets on James Town Court in north Aiken are what city leaders want to see.

Norwood, Sessions advocate get-tough approach to illegal aliens

Many approve of market move
Eric Johnson, his wife, Gia, and their daughter Mallory, 3, figured a Farmers Market trip would be a pleasant Saturday family outing.

Across South Carolina

Tenant takes time to help local pupils

Dantzler, Edwards still waiting for their chance
ATLANTA - For the most part, they both just stood there.

Palmetto State can't compete
ATHENS, Ga. - The gap is widening between the Georgia and South Carolina borders, and it has nothing to do with the banks of the Savannah River.

Depp scores another hit with 'Once Upon a Time in Mexico'

Depp scores another hit with 'Once Upon a Time in Mexico'
LOS ANGELES -- Johnny Depp has made another transformation: oddball actor to box office moneymaker.

Director Rodriguez wraps up two trilogies

Strong women's roles get warm reception at Toronto film fest
TORONTO -- Meg Ryan leaves behind cute and perky for grim and brooding. Nicole Kidman's an iron-willed janitor with dirty fingernails. Isabella Rossellini is a double-amputee beer baroness in a twisted search for the world's most sorrowful music.

Christian Bale cast as Bruce Wayne in new 'Batman' film
LOS ANGELES -- Holy casting news! An "American Psycho" has been picked to star as Bruce Wayne in a new "Batman" movie.

Christian Bale cast as Bruce Wayne in new 'Batman' film

Strong women's roles get warm reception at Toronto film fest

Director Rodriguez wraps up two trilogies
LOS ANGELES -- His family-friendly "Spy Kids" trilogy safely tucked in bed, Robert Rodriguez turns bloody and brawling, topping off another film trifecta with "Once Upon a Time in Mexico," the final chapter in his gunslinging "El Mariachi-Desperado" saga.

O'Neil tells tales of life, baseball
It's hot inside the Augusta Museum of History, but Buck O'Neil is looking mighty cool in his jazzy purple suit, and the handsome, white-haired old dude knows it.

Sir Mix-A-Lot releases first album in seven years
SEATTLE -- The man who introduced big butts to pop culture is back.

Sir Mix-A-Lot releases first album in seven years

Brian France ready to take over NASCAR reins

NASCAR gets new leader

Veteran drivers understand how fleeting success can be

NASCAR gets new leader
LOUDON, N.H. - When Bill France Jr. took control of NASCAR in 1972 from his father, he took it from the dusty Deep South speedways and into America's living rooms.

Veteran drivers understand how fleeting success can be
LOUDON, N.H. - Terry Labonte has been on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series for 26 years. In that time, he's learned a little something about stock car racing.

Spencer wins in second truck race

Worries don't stop Johnson

Worries don't stop Johnson
LOUDON, N.H. - The only person who wasn't worried about the crash on pit road midway into Sunday's Sylvania 300 was Jimmie Johnson.

Spencer wins in second truck race
LOUDON, N.H. - Jimmy Spencer held off Carl Edwards on Saturday, bouncing the rookie off the wall on the way to a victory in just his second NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race.

Brian France ready to take over NASCAR reins
LOUDON, N.H. -- Brian France expected to eventually be the boss at NASCAR. He just didn't know it was going to happen so soon.

Hurricane Isabel returns to Category 5 strength in Atlantic
MIAMI -- Hurricane Isabel's sustained winds increased to 160 mph Saturday as the Category 5 hurricane swirled ominously closer to the East Coast.

Hurricane Isabel returns to Category 5 strength in Atlantic

Shock edge Sparks in Game 2
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Deanna Nolan's two free throws with 12.1 seconds left gave the Detroit Shock a 62-61 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday, and forced a decisive Game 3 in the WNBA Finals.

Shock edge Sparks in Game 2

A more humble Spurrier returns to Atlanta

Redskins edge Falcons

NFL Power rankings

Panthers top Bucs in OT

Dragged down

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Jerry Etheridge Harris, 78, of Augusta, died Thursday at Forrest Lakes Health Care in Augusta.

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De La Hoya wants investigation of decision that cost him fight

Rubin, Dementieva to meet in final

Older sister of tennis stars Venus, Serena Williams shot to death

Overtime

Mosley beats De La Hoya again

O'Neil tells tales of life, baseball

Overtime

Overtime
Perfect Drift spoiled Congaree's prep for the Breeders' Cup, winning by a length Saturday in the $350,000 Kentucky Cup Classic at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky.

De La Hoya wants investigation of decision that cost him fight
LAS VEGAS -- Concern was growing in Shane Mosley's corner as the rounds went on and it became obvious his fight with Oscar De La Hoya would be going to the judge's scorecards.

Older sister of tennis stars Venus, Serena Williams shot to death
COMPTON, Calif. -- An older sister of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams was shot to death Sunday following a dispute in suburban Los Angeles, authorities said.

Overtime
In Compton, Calif., an older half-sister of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams was shot to death Sunday following a dispute in suburban Los Angeles, authorities said.

Rubin, Dementieva to meet in final
BALI, Indonesia -- Top-seeded Chanda Rubin beat Japan's Saori Obata 6-2, 7-5 Saturday to reach the final of the Wismilak International.

Mosley beats De La Hoya again
LAS VEGAS -- Sugar Shane Mosley was even sweeter the second time around.

Smooth sailing

Outdoors calendar
Tuesday: The Sierra Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at Unitarian Church, Walton Way Ext. Dr. Bill Lawless will discuss the future of Savannah River Site. The public is welcome. Call 863-2324 for details.

Smooth sailing
During a recent outing off New Smyrna Beach, Fla., three Augustans - Chance Fuller and brothers Brad and David Bagwell - each landed a sailfish.

Outdoors calendar

Former Arbogast worker still attests to his lures
Who among us hasn't fished with a Jitterbug? Or a Hula Popper?

Dragged down
ATLANTA - T.J. Duckett had the Georgia Dome rocking as he ran for his second touchdown early in the second quarter.

Panthers top Bucs in OT
TAMPA, Fla. -- John Kasay's fourth field goal, a 47-yarder with 3:28 remaining in overtime, capped a wild final few minutes as the Carolina Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at their own game Sunday, 12-9.

A more humble Spurrier returns to Atlanta
ATLANTA -- Steve Spurrier had some of his greatest moments at the Georgia Dome, where his Fun 'n' Gun Florida teams won four Southeastern Conference championships in the 1990s.

Redskins edge Falcons
ATLANTA -- Patrick Ramsey and Laveranues Coles picked themselves off the Georgia Dome turf and led the Washington Redskins to an improbable victory.

NFL Power rankings
Every week during the NFL season, the Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will break down the rankings of all 32 NFL teams and why they're ranked where they are.

Former Arbogast worker still attests to his lures

Dantzler, Edwards still waiting for their chance

Palmetto State can't compete

ABC revamping 'This Week' by ditching roundtable
NEW YORK -- ABC is ditching the roundtable, a centerpiece of its Sunday morning political show, "This Week," since David Brinkley started it more than two decades ago.

HBO's 'Carnivale' is an irresistible new drama series
NEW YORK -- In describing "Carnivale," HBO's new dramatic series, comparisons to director David Lynch are likely to crop up.

HBO's 'Carnivale' is an irresistible new drama series

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

'Ali & Jack' premieres Monday morning
NEW YORK -- On Monday morning, as Regis and Kelly seat themselves before the cameras for the venerable "Live," another pair of co-hosts just a few blocks away will be launching their own live, syndicated daytime talk show.

'Ali & Jack' premieres Monday morning

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Beware of the word "experiment" when it's linked with television. Too often, an "experimental" TV series is one that gets axed after its first week, replaced by reruns of "The Drew Carey Show."

Former kids' TV host remakes himself as an indie rock artist

Five Questions With Wendy Williams

More speculation: Ben and Jen splitsville on wedding day

Carnegie Hall opens its third stage

Top 20 Concert Tours

Dogs' signals are straight

Dogs' signals are straight
It's hard to quibble with three wins by a combined score of 90-17, but Mark Richt found a way.

Georgia issues beating
ATHENS, Ga. - Last week, there were clippings on the locker-room bulletin board that didn't make much sense to Georgia's players.

Brown finally living up to hype for Bulldogs

Georgia issues beating

Brown finally living up to hype for Bulldogs
ATHENS, Ga. -- The Georgia Bulldogs waited four seasons for this.

South Carolina's offense sputters

South Carolina's offense sputters
ATHENS, Ga. - Early in the fourth quarter, South Carolina quarterback Dondrial Pinkins dropped back in his own territory and had Troy Williamson wide open underneath.