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Police: Dodgers fan shot by San Francisco Giants fan after game
LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles Dodgers fan was shot and killed by a San Francisco Giants fan following a dispute in the parking lot after a game, police said.

Baseball briefs
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Alfonso Soriano tied a major league record with his 12th leadoff homer of the season, sending Jose Contreras and the New York Yankees over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 2-1 on Friday night.

Police: Dodgers fan shot by San Francisco Giants fan after game

Baseball briefs

Transporting children stimulates conversation

Coroner: No link between deaths of pizza deliveryman, co-worker
ERIE, Pa. -- The deaths of a pizza deliveryman killed by a bomb locked to his chest and a co-worker three days later were not related, the coroner's office said Friday.

Struggling Kentucky town wants to cash in on meteor crater
MIDDLESBORO, Ky. -- An eastern Kentucky town that has been struggling through economic decline is hoping that an out-of-this-world attraction can help turn things around.

Wedded bliss
Bayou Joe (left), an English bull mastiff, sneaks a kiss from his bride, Gale Force Wind, at a dog wedding in Panama City, Fla.

Odds and Ends
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- A wayward chipmunk stowed away in a car in Utah and hitched a long ride west to California.

Worshippers greet monk after 7-year ritual run
TOKYO - A Buddhist priest dubbed the "marathon monk" has completed an ancient running ritual in the remote Japanese mountains that took seven years and covered a distance equivalent to a trip round the globe, wearing only a flowing white robe and flimsy straw sandals.

Some churches pretending to be Catholic archdiocese says
ATLANTA -- The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta has filed a lawsuit accusing a network of Spanish-speaking churches of falsely claiming to be Catholic - with priests who conduct Mass, hear confessions and offer Communion to immigrants who mistakenly think the churches are tied to the Vatican.

Braves' notebook
ATLANTA - Gary Sheffield struck out twice in four plate appearances Friday night, the first time he had whiffed twice since Aug. 29, spanning 17 games since Salomon Torres and Julian Tavarez of the Pittsburgh Pirates, did the trick.

Smoltz activated, could pitch Sunday

11th-inning home run wipes out Braves' rally

Ortiz wins 20th with shutout
ATLANTA - Friday night's celebration, at least on the field, was a muted one, nothing more than the standard line of handshakes and pats on the back.

Ortiz wins 20th with shutout

Braves run away with another division title
ATLANTA -- The moment felt downright routine. Rafael Furcal played cards with Andruw Jones and Henry Blanco. Robert Fick called over Vinny Castilla to show off a new lightweight set of cleats.

Smoltz activated, could pitch Sunday
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves activated closer John Smoltz from the disabled list Saturday, a day after he threw for about 10 minutes in the bullpen.

Smoltz ready to rejoin Braves bullpen
ATLANTA -- John Smoltz is ready to rejoin the Braves bullpen. He's not predicting how effective he'll be.

Braves' notebook

Braves run away with another division title

Smoltz ready to rejoin Braves bullpen

11th-inning home run wipes out Braves' rally
ATLANTA - Last weekend in Miami, Gary Sheffield urged the Atlanta Braves to deliver a message to the upstart Florida Marlins.

On the move
David Curley and J. Larry Hornsby have joined the Augusta office of Morgan Keegan & Co. as financial advisers. Mr. Curley was most recently a financial associate for Smith Barney. He received his bachelor's degree from Mercer University and is a member of Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Businesses are using travel alternatives

Businesses are using travel alternatives
Computer Associates International Inc. has cut its annual travel budget by 20 percent since 2000 and the software maker does not foresee increased spending in 2004.

Lawsuit filed against VeriSign over search service
NEW YORK -- An Internet search service launched this week to redirect Web surfers who mistype addresses became the subject of a $100 million antitrust lawsuit filed by a rival.

New tax bill advantageous to small businesses
The tax bill Congress passed in May contains many significant changes that benefit small businesses.

For phone numbers, wired-wireless distinction fades
NEW YORK -- The coming freedom to keep your cell phone number when changing wireless companies has overshadowed a possibly more revolutionary change also due this fall: the power to move a number from a regular wired phone to a mobile handset.

Regal Entertainment bans violent videos from theaters
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Regal Entertainment Group, the country's largest movie theater circuit, is banning from its lobbies video games that contain graphic violence, obscenity or sexual behavior.

Business briefs
Hull Storey Retail Group announced Friday that it has purchased a 676,000-square-foot mall in southeast Texas, making it the 14th enclosed mall in the company's real estate portfolio.

Tourists cut back on travel expenses

Traveling circus brings heavy business to Augusta merchants

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: Occidental Chemical Corp.

For phone numbers, wired-wireless distinction fades

State co-ops to use landfills to help produce electricity
Jefferson Energy Cooperative's new venture shows there's a silver lining to just about anything - even the stinky smells coming from a landfill.

Traveling circus brings heavy business to Augusta merchants
Young children and their parents aren't the only ones who get giddy when the circus comes to town.

Business calendar
Tuesday: American Business Women's Association monthly meeting; 6 p.m. at Women's Club on Milledge Road. Speaker will be a representative from the Service Corps of Retired Executives; $10 dinner; call 613-0703 for reservation.

Winter demand drives up cost of heating fuel

Winterizing your home saves money
Just because natural gas prices are growing doesn't mean your wallet has to shrink.

Pocket change

Tourists cut back on travel expenses
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Two years ago, tourists at the News Cafe on South Beach's trendy main drag ran up big checks, ordering juicy steaks and pricey bottles of champagne.

Business calendar

On the move

New tax bill advantageous to small businesses

State co-ops to use landfills to help produce electricity

Lawsuit filed against VeriSign over search service

Winter demand drives up cost of heating fuel
It might be time to invest in more sweaters and thicker blankets because natural gas prices are going up and may be the highest ever.

Commissioners eat on taxpayers' bill

Commissioners eat on taxpayers' bill
Not only do Augusta commissioners get to have their cake and eat it, too, but taxpayers are picking up the tab.

Clemson routs Georgia Tech
ATLANTA -- Charlie Whitehurst threw for 298 yards and three second-quarter touchdowns, leading Clemson past Georgia Tech 39-3 Saturday night in an unusually one-sided game for the Atlantic Coast Conference rivals.

Clausen marches Vols past Gators
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- With no time left and nothing to lose, Casey Clausen stepped up in the pocket and let the ball fly - a what-the-heck shot into the end zone to close out the first half.

SEC roundup

SEC roundup
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Josh Haldi threw two second-half touchdown passes and Michael Turner ran for 156 yards as Northern Illinois upset No. 21 Alabama 19-16 on Saturday night.

Clausen marches Vols past Gators

Area teams can show their mettle with wins today

South Carolina shuts out Savannah State
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Ree McCampbell threw four touchdown passes as South Carolina State routed Savannah State 53-0 on Saturday.

Area teams can show their mettle with wins today
Opportunity is the operative word today for Georgia, Georgia Tech and Clemson.

South Carolina shuts out Savannah State

Keep faith with HOPE
Although Georgians still love their lottery program, they're coming to grips with the hard fact that it has its limits. Due to soaring tuition costs, increasing numbers of students seeking a college education and stronger lottery competition from neighboring states, Georgia's lottery can no longer afford to fund HOPE scholarships as generously in the future as it has in the past.

A real labor of love

Campaign is too long
Even though two-thirds of the nation is unaware of it, the United States is in the middle of an ugly presidential campaign with Democrat "wannabes" attacking President George W. Bush at every turn.

How to fit this crime?
What would you do to a man who betrayed his country? How about someone who has helped end untold numbers of careers, break up innumerable families, ruin countless lives?

A real labor of love
The melting pot gets stirred big-time this weekend in Augusta.

Campaign is too long

The muzzle is off
The longstanding anti-American bias at major American news outlets was exposed for what it is during the Iraq war - and people like CNN's Christiane Amanpour don't like it one bit.

Stocks decline as investors cash in gains
NEW YORK -- Wall Street pulled back moderately Friday as investors cashed in gains from the previous session's big rally, concerned that the market might have advanced too quickly. The major indexes still managed to end the week with a solid advance.

Stocks decline as investors cash in gains

Students can build big debt on credit
ATHENS, Ga. - Four beers, a shot of tequila and a grilled chicken sandwich: the bar tab was higher than Michael Smith expected, and the 21-year-old University of Georgia junior was short on cash Thursday night.

Tech is surging along with investors' confidence

Tech is surging along with investors' confidence
NEW YORK -- When the Nasdaq composite index closed above 1,900 for the first time in 18 months this past week, it was a clear sign that investors are steadily regaining their confidence in the stock market.

Eagles run into Terriers
Craig Thomas doesn't want to disappoint his family. At the same time, he wouldn't mind if some his siblings leave Gibbs Stadium a little down tonight.

Georgia Southern hopes to get passing game going
Running the ball isn't a problem for Georgia Southern, which averages 320 yards a game on the ground.

Terriers bite Eagles again
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - They wanted redemption. Instead, the Georgia Southern Eagles got another bite from a group of growling Terriers.

Defeat humbles Jackets
ATLANTA - After a summer of reading and hearing about how bad its season would be, Georgia Tech shocked its critics and stunned the football world with a victory against Auburn and a near-win at Florida State.

A look at Saturday night's Clemson-Georgia Tech game
Site - Bobby Dodd Stadium (55,000), Atlanta. Kickoff - 7 p.m. EDT.

Ball confident that Georgia Tech won't lose to Clemson
ATLANTA -- In the immediate aftermath of a loss to Florida State last week, Georgia Tech quarterback Reggie Ball boldly predicted the Yellow Jackets wouldn't lose again this season.

Terriers bite Eagles again

Ball confident that Georgia Tech won't lose to Clemson

A look at Saturday night's Clemson-Georgia Tech game

Defeat humbles Jackets

Damron's 66 gives him share of 84 Lumber Classic lead
FARMINGTON, Pa. -- Robert Damron is like most of those high up the leaderboard at the rain-delayed 84 Lumber Classic. He's not just playing for a nice paycheck this week, he's playing for next year.

Wie shoots 76 in second round of Boise Open

2nd round of 84 Lumber Classic postponed

2nd round of 84 Lumber Classic postponed
FARMINGTON, Pa. -- The second round of the 84 Lumber Classic was postponed Friday because of rain from Hurricane Isabel, leaving 144 golfers uncertain of how many days - or holes - the tournament will last.

England's Poulter leads German Masters
PULHEIM, Germany -- Ian Poulter of England shot a 9-under-63 Friday for a one-stroke lead over Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain after two rounds at the German Open.

Wie shoots 76 in second round of Boise Open
BOISE, Idaho -- Michelle Wie's second day at the Boise Open was slightly better than the first.

Jaguars' facility opens Oct. 1

Damron's 66 gives him share of 84 Lumber Classic lead

Jaguars' facility opens Oct. 1
Augusta State golf coach Josh Gregory is about to unveil the recruiting diamond he's been waiting for.

Weibring finishes hot in opening round
CARY, N.C. -- D.A. Weibring shook off flu-like symptoms and fatigue down the stretch to birdie his final three holes in a 7-under 65 that gave him a share of the first-round lead at the SAS Championship on Friday.

Silver Bluff cleans up act

Williston-Elko blanks Estill

Washington County falls to Swainsboro

Red Devils get last laugh as top team

Glenn Hills feels right at home

Red Devils No.1 in their minds

Thomson's sharp in return

South Aiken overcomes scary moment

Dye lifts Harlem to victory

Lakeside tops Greenbrier

Friday prep football scores

Yellow Jackets use big quarter to win

Prep football scores

Lions run away with win

Friday prep football scores
Here are scores from Friday's prep football games.

Williston-Elko blanks Estill
ESTILL, S.C. - Rafael Bush had 25 rushes for 175 yards and three touchdowns as the Blue Devils celebrated their return to the state rankings with a shutout.

Lions run away with win
Brentwood'sWar Eagles had their wings clipped at Augusta Christian's Pride Valley on Friday night.

Washington County falls to Swainsboro
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - With a depleted defense and a dinged up quarterback and kicker, previously winless Swainsboro delivered a 21-15 upset at Washington County.

South Aiken overcomes scary moment
JOHNSTON, S.C. - The first series was a total disaster for South Aiken.

Thomson's sharp in return
THOMSON - His coach may disagree, but Thomson High senior center Alan Boatright wasn't unhappy with his team's opening-season loss to Hart County.

Lakeside tops Greenbrier
Greenbrier had extra time to figure out a way to stop Lakeside's triple-option offense, but the Wolfpack's preparations were thwarted Friday night at the Brierpatch.

Silver Bluff cleans up act
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - After Silver Bluff lost three fumbles, blew several scoring chances and held a tenuous 7-0 lead at halftime, coach Al Lown was supposed to deliver a fiery speech and challenge his team.

Prep football scores
Scores from ara high school football games

Red Devils get last laugh as top team
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Before Friday night's game with Athens Academy, Lincoln County coach Larry Campbell looked at his team's Class A No. 1 ranking and called it a joke.

Yellow Jackets use big quarter to win
The good news for Lower Richland was that it scored the first and last touchdowns of the first half. The bad news?

Dye lifts Harlem to victory
Place-kicker David Dye led Harlem past Warren County 21-18 on Friday night in a non-region game.

Glenn Hills feels right at home
Glenn Hills opened its new football home to thousands of fans Friday.

Red Devils No.1 in their minds
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Think Lincoln County had something to prove to its coaches? Think the Red Devils had something to prove to the rest of the state? Think they had something to prove to themselves?

Lightning tops Thrashers
TAMPA, Fla. -- Rookies Dimitry Afanasenkov and Gerard Dicaire each scored as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Atlanta Thrashers 4-1 in an exhibition game Friday night.

Transporting children stimulates conversation
I've reached that stage of life when people ask me what I do, and I say, "I'm a chauffeur."

Worry more about 'married' pedophiles than gays
I am writing about the recent uneducated writeups about gays. While I am not gay and never will be, I happen to know that they mostly stay together, never bother anybody and are not detrimental to our society. Felix L. Busbee Jr., Langley, S.C.

Evil is inherent in a theocratic state
Writer Robert B. Heynneman's Sept. 13 letter, "Removal of Commandments unconstitutional," describing the removal of the Ten Commandments Monument from the Alabama Judicial Building as "unconstitutional," went on to list "issues" (actually his personal solutions) on national ballots. Gene L. Rickaby, Martinez, Ga.

Loss of Lynx would negate need for new coliseum

Loss of Lynx would negate need for new coliseum
I've heard that the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority is making the biggest mistake it has ever made. Tom Fryman, Evans, Ga.

Raps reporter for slanting story, misquoting
Your reporter's refusal to apologize warrants this rebuttal from me. Brenda Buchanan, Aiken, S.C.

Resents inference of blame for tax office woes
As I read about problems the Richmond County Tax Assessor's Office has, I find it hard to believe that after four years they are trying to put the blame on me for their failure to get the job done. Harrison Sears, Hephzibah, Ga.

Lauds editorial comments 9-11 suits
Regarding your Sept. 11 editorial, "Fatally flawed,": Your comments were right on. Various legal minds have said we have too many unneeded lawsuits. This will generate more. I believe U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein is a leader in ensuring that attorneys are continuously employed. The legal profession contributes to the backlog of court cases. The judge's action is deplorable. Michael Anaclerio, Aiken, S.C.

Focus on winning peace - not on WMDs

Resents inference of blame for tax office woes

Lauds editorial comments 9-11 suits

Public funds needed for competitive education
There are several services which, realistically, can only be provided by the government. Would you consider opening the military, the police force or the interstate system to competition? Of course not. Patrick Brown, Augusta

Worry more about 'married' pedophiles than gays

Pleased with new Farmers Market location
I just got back from the Farmers Market in Augusta, and I would like to say the new place is great - with a parking lot nearby. Alice Keen, Augusta

Pleased with new Farmers Market location

Raps reporter for slanting story, misquoting

Focus on winning peace - not on WMDs
All the talk about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction is getting tiresome. The discoveries of mass graves and the former regime's history of murder on a large scale has made one thing very clear: Conventional weapons the coalition forces have found were used as weapons of mass destruction. Joe Beck, Augusta

Don't skip out on ex-husband's funeral

Vast wilderness gives fall visitors plenty of choices

Weekends affect Mother Nature too

Recording industry cautiously eyes 'smart' CDs

Gettysburg, buggy rides and chocolate

Bauhaus-style house bears unmistakable marks of the man who refurbished it

In the know

Home front

Parents look far and wide to find the best moniker

Fastmobile's software turns cell phone into worldwide walkie-talkie

Don't skip out on ex-husband's funeral
Dear Carson: Should I attend the funeral of my ex-husband? We divorced more than 20 years ago and our sons, ages 36 and 31, are making all of the arrangements. I had only seen my ex-husband once, at our son's wedding. Thank you. - Etiquette for Ex's Funeral

Vast wilderness gives fall visitors plenty of choices
LONG LAKE, N.Y. -- The Adirondack chairs are empty now, staring down on Long Lake and a ring of trees that are slowly changing their hues.

Bauhaus-style house bears unmistakable marks of the man who refurbished it
Gina Spencer and her family may live in the house at 3047 Pine Needle Road in Augusta, but the house is a LoSchiavo home, she said.

Fastmobile's software turns cell phone into worldwide walkie-talkie
PHILADELPHIA -- Imagine a walkie-talkie whose range is so wide it reaches halfway around the world.

In the know
The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, airing at 8 tonight on Fox (WFXG-TV, Channel 54), may be remembered for what it won't have: a host.

Recording industry cautiously eyes 'smart' CDs
LOS ANGELES -- Recording companies are cautiously eyeing a new generation of smart CDs that promise to stifle music fans' ability to use file-swapping networks while still allowing them some freedom to make copies and share music.

Advent of ice cream cone to be celebrated
The dog days of summer are winding down, and Dairy Queen locations are offering free 5-ounce ice cream cones Monday to celebrate the end of the season.

New diet at midlife could aid longevity
WASHINGTON - It has long been known that laboratory animals live longer on a low-calorie diet. Now a study suggests that even if sensible eating is delayed until middle age, health can be improved and life extended.

Gettysburg, buggy rides and chocolate
GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- A slice of Civil War history. A helping of Amish hospitality. And a factory full of chocolate for dessert.

Home front
Interior design is on "red alert." Safe neutrals are starting to feel stodgy. Red makes us feel alive, passionate, strong.

Parents look far and wide to find the best moniker
What's in a name? If you're Homer Simpson, all it took to end up on the "A list" of the fictional town of Springfield was a change of moniker to "Max Power." Just like that, doors of opportunity were opened for him in a 1999 episode of The Simpsons.

Weekends affect Mother Nature too
WASHINGTON -- Life is different on weekends, a distinction that seems to affect Mother Nature as well as people.

Reader comments about the school dress code
The Augusta Chronicle received 54 responses from readers about the uniform policies and dress codes in Richmond County schools. Although there is not enough space to print all the comments, here are some excerpts:

Athens police suspend accused trainee

Officer brings empathy to job
The bachelor's degree in sociology that Sgt. Shana Hamilton holds has gone to good use at Aiken County Detention Center, where she has worked as a detention officer for four years.

Musicians can plug in at First Friday
There's a new riff in the ongoing evolution of downtown's First Friday festival.

Pets, owners get place to play
Seamus, a 95-pound Weimaraner with boundless energy and a devoted owner, has a limited understanding of politics.

Police look for 2 men in arson
Richmond County investigators are looking for suspects in an arson incident at an Augusta apartment complex struck by fire earlier this year.

Fire threatens home in Windsor
WINDSOR, S.C. - After a sodden spring and early summer that kept forests and pastures wet and safe, the fire season flamed up Saturday with steady winds and dry skies that helped start four brush fires across Aiken County.

County gets botched tax bills
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Thousands of Chatham County taxpayers are scratching their heads this week after receiving property tax bills containing wrong information.

Tired pair persist in long walk
Turning home by Christmas will still mean almost another year of walking. But Deborah Simone and Paul Hagan don't mind. Walking across the continental United States to raise awareness about hepatitis C already has been their mission for more than a year.

News you can use
With about $3.7 million of war bonds yet to be sold, 2,500 members of the Augusta civilian defense organization will start out this morning on a house-to-house canvass in an effort to sell the city's quota, which is $5 million, officials of the war bond committee announced yesterday.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Police have issued an arrest warrant accusing a top Atlanta government official of offering a 16-year-old boy money for sex acts.

Children's carnival allows parents to help blood center
GRANITEVILLE - Penny Baggott's 4-year-old daughter Breanna knew she wanted a puppy painted on her hand; she just wasn't sure what to name it.

Parents call school dress code costly, unfair
Some parents are growing tired of Richmond County teachers acting like dress-code police. They want educators to turn in their badges.

Augusta's mill rate OK'd
The Augusta Commission adopted a citywide millage for the second time this month Friday, after an oversight in state law made its first attempt invalid.

County credits classes for lift in SAT scores

Doctor Udom defends practice
Prosecutors cross-examined Dr. Rita Nzeribe Udom in federal court Friday, trying to determine whether she knew that an office worker was forging prescriptions for powerful narcotic pain relievers.

Methodist Church transformed for film
SENOIA, Ga. -- The Senoia Methodist Church brought "The Fighting Temptations" to Georgia.

Rants and Raves
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Correction
The City Ink column in Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly stated the size of the Augusta Commission. It has 10 members.

Kid of the Day
Vinesha Bra'shay Brown of Augusta is today's Kid of the Day

Parents call school dress code costly, unfair

Interstate crash kills Augustan
GRANITEVILLE - An Augusta man was thrown from his truck and killed Friday after the truck collided with two vehicles on Interstate 20 near the Graniteville exit, authorities said.

Arts in the Heart events
Today's Arts in the Heart of Augusta Performance schedule

Rants and Raves
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Across the area
A driver killed Friday in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 20 near Graniteville was identified as Donyell Lamar Roberson, 32, of Miller Street in Augusta, Aiken County Coroner Sue Townsend said Saturday.

Police look for 2 men in arson

Program prepares students for work
Some students at Harlem High School punch a time clock when they come to class.

State seizes gaming machines

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Jack Edward Lombardo of Grovetown.

Across the area

City plans new monuments
Plans are under way for Augusta's downtown to get two new reminders of the past.

Remembering the missing

105 Guard members return from Guantanamo Bay
COLUMBIA, S.C.-- Members of a South Carolina guard unit deployed last year to oversee terrorist suspects at a U.S. detention center in Cuba have returned home almost a year later.

Children compete in Augusta's annual Small Fry Olympics

Kids asked to help find the tallest tree in town
MARIETTA, Ga. -- Children in Marietta have a challenge for the fall - find the tallest tree.

Interstate crash kills Augustan

Georgia faces pupil explosion
ATLANTA - It would take 90 new schools to handle the number of toddlers the state added between 2000 and 2002. The state's 7.2 percent growth rate for the under-5 set was topped only by Hawaii and the District of Columbia.

Across Georgia

News you can use
BACK IN TIME SEPT. 22, 1957 APPLING - McDuffie and Columbia counties will get together for a two-county pasture meeting on Tuesday.

Augusta's mill rate OK'd

Across Georgia
SALT LAKE CITY -Search crews in the Uinta Mountains are scaling back their efforts to find a pair of hikers from Georgia and Florida who disappeared from the Crystal Lake trail nearly two weeks ago.

News you can use

Rants and Raves
A RANT TO MANY Richmond County parents. I am a middle school teacher in Richmond County. Your child cannot read and write, and he doesn't know basic multiplication facts because you haven't set high standards for your children.

Across Georgia

Roy's Barbecue draws crowds despite its simple setup

Kid of the Day

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

News you can use

Budget may close mental hospital
SAVANNAH, Ga. - State budget cuts could close Georgia Regional by October 2004, leaving adult, teen and child patients from the 24 counties the hospital serves without a nearby place for treatment.

Disappearances frustrate police

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG -A Spartanburg County jury says the state should pay $15 million for not replacing a merging traffic sign before an accident that killed a 20-year-old woman three years ago.

Across South Carolina

Athens police suspend accused trainee
ATHENS, Ga. - An Athens-Clarke County police officer trainee has been suspended while under investigation after being accused of raping a security guard at the officer's west Athens apartment.

Georgia faces pupil explosion

Arts Festival overcomes fee fiasco

Pets, owners get place to play

News you can use
SEPT. 21, 1931 Charges against the Rev. J.M. Williams of slaying his son, Raford Grady Williams; George M. Stanton, charged with embezzlement and larceny in connection with the funds of the Hayne and Anderson estates; and E.H. Rowe, charged with forgery in connection with Junior Order funds, will be placed before the Richmond County grand jury this morning, according to Solicitor General George Hains.

Tired pair persist in long walk

County credits classes for lift in SAT scores
Richmond County had the highest three-year gains on the SAT this year among Georgia's 12 largest school districts.

Across South Carolina
LEXINGTON -A man has drowned after his sailboat capsized on Lake Murray, Lexington County Coroner Harry Harman says.

Arts Festival overcomes fee fiasco
Despite weeks of controversy surrounding increased vendor fees and restrictions and a second move in as many years, the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival seems to have come off with few hard feelings.

Across Georgia
BRUNSWICK -A 91-year-old man who refused to leave his burned-out house died in a second fire that started when a kerosene heater ignited his bedsheets.

'Chronicle' gives toddler $10,000
Clutched in his dad's arms, 11-month-old Isaiah Bracy probably didn't know why his father was jumping around on a soundstage at the Augusta Common on Saturday night

Group objects to ex-fire chief
ATLANTA - Ray Alfred, ousted in July from his job as the Jacksonville, Fla., fire chief, has received a thumbs down from a firefighters group in Atlanta, where he is being considered to head the fire department of Georgia's largest city. Earlier this month, Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin announced that Mr. Alfred was among four finalists vying to replace Winston Minor, who retired last year from his job as Atlanta fire chief.

Program prepares students for work

Children compete in Augusta's annual Small Fry Olympics
A little girl with stickers on her cheeks laughed from the back of a golf cart as she and friends rode across a field.

Roy's Barbecue draws crowds despite its simple setup
PLUM BRANCH, S.C. - The smoke begins wafting over the railroad tracks just after dawn most Saturdays, beckoning down a circuitous gravel path forking off a stretch of back road in this small hamlet just south of McCormick.

State seizes gaming machines
The controversial video games that accepted $5 and $10 bills and resembled slot machines are no longer at Greg's Gas Plus in North Augusta.

Disappearances frustrate police
AIKEN - A million times a year in this country, someone is gone without a trace, often leaving behind suffering children, spouses or parents uncertain of their fate.

Downtown festival opens with international flavor
The city's multinational diversity took center stage with Friday's kickoff of the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, making the Augusta Common seem like a folk version of Epcot's World Showcase.

Storm forecasts worry leaders
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Forecasters were able to track Hurricane Isabel from its start as a tropical wave deep in the Atlantic Ocean on its trek through the Caribbean, into North Carolina and eventually Canada before the storm fizzled in the cold northern air.

Teacher prescribes daily dose of grammar
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. - When language arts teacher Dawn Burnette noticed students getting sick of grammar, she decided to up their dosage of lesson "vitamins."

Officers prepare for terrorism at home
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- It should have been a routine traffic stop. That changed when the driver got out of the van armed with an AK-47 assault rifle and wearing a protective biological suit.

Correction

Women, blacks see job losses
COLUMBIA - A round of state agency layoffs that started in July hurt women and blacks more than white men, according to state Budget and Control Board figures.

Corn maze benefits students
TIFTON, Ga. - In Irwin County, children and adults crunch through the twists and turns of a tractor-shaped cornfield maze.

Drill will test local agencies

Remembering the missing
The color guard at Fort Gordon posts the colors at the National POW/MIA recognition Day ceremony Friday morning on the post.

Committee seeks fix for prison crowding
When the Augusta Commission's Finance Committee meets today, it's expected to discuss what to do with its rapidly growing prison population.

Football player remains in critical condition
Students extended get-well wishes Friday and family members waited for more details on why a Greenbrier High School student became seriously ill the night before.

SRS compete for pit facility
AIKEN - Political efforts to land a new weapons plant worth billions of dollars at Savannah River Site have surged in recent weeks, but similar lobbying for other sites makes it tough to distinguish a clear favorite.

Arts in the Heart events

Across South Carolina
LEXINGTON -Officials with the State Law Enforcement Division are investigating how a South Congaree police officer killed a Lexington man who tried to grab the officer's handgun.

Committee seeks fix for prison crowding

Across the area
Richmond County authorities are looking for a man who an Augusta woman says raped her.

Across the area

Drill will test local agencies
What happens when the Medical College of Georgia and Fort Gordon get together with SWAT teams and emergency management agencies?

Storm forecasts worry leaders

Rants and Raves
A RANT TO MANY Richmond County parents. I am a middle school teacher in Richmond County. Your child cannot read and write, and he doesn't know basic multiplication facts because you haven't set high standards for your children.

Methodist Church transformed for film

Officer brings empathy to job

City plans new monuments

Across the area
Augusta-Richmond County Animal Control officials are urging pet owners to have their animals vaccinated against rabies after a rabid fox was killed in the Wheeless Road area.

Women, blacks see job losses

Kids asked to help find the tallest tree in town

Teacher prescribes daily dose of grammar

Reader comments about the school dress code

Across South Carolina

Correction

Kid of the Day

'Chronicle' gives toddler $10,000

Corn maze benefits students

Across the area

Children's carnival allows parents to help blood center

105 Guard members return from Guantanamo Bay

Group objects to ex-fire chief

Across South Carolina

Correction
The name of Phillip Hill, a 15-year-old Greenbrier High School student, was incorrect in an article in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle.

Challenger criticizes Burns
Doug Haines says he has a "better deal" for Georgia voters, and he'd like to spread his message by ousting Georgia Congressman Max Burns from office.

Tigers turn this season upside down
ATLANTA - Did someone say David Greene for Heisman? Clearly, we meant to say Charlie Whitehurst.

Hmiel says he was in no danger on track

Isabel soaks Dover
DOVER, Del. - The rain and wind Thursday night from what was left of Hurricane Isabel created a lot of extra work for the officials at Dover International Speedway. It also erased a day of practice and qualifying for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.

Rule confounds some drivers
NASCAR's new rule, which eliminates racing back to the flagstand during a caution period, was supposed to make things simple on the Winston Cup Series.

Rule confounds some drivers

Hmiel says he was in no danger on track
DOVER, Del. -- Although Shane Hmiel has accepted an indefinite suspension for violating NASCAR's substance abuse policy, the Busch series driver contends he has not been a danger on the track.

Isabel soaks Dover

Busch driver insists he didn't put others at risk
DOVER, Del. - Although Shane Hmiel has accepted an indefinite suspension for violating NASCAR's substance abuse policy, the Busch series driver contends he has not been a danger on the track.

Busch driver insists he didn't put others at risk

Deadly Isabel leaves millions powerless in its wake
BALTIMORE -- Isabel raced from Virginia to the Canadian border Friday, delivering far less rain than expected but leaving millions without power, smashing homes and causing tidal surges that left even some city dwellers trapped in their homes.

Deadly Isabel leaves millions powerless in its wake

A look at the effects of Hurricane Isabel
NORTH CAROLINA: President Bush declared a major disaster in North Carolina, where the hurricane made landfall along the Outer Banks. Three people killed: a utility worker was electrocuted, and two died in accidents involving fallen trees. About 690,000 customers lost power; less than 400,000 remained without electricity Friday. Some 11,000 people stayed in shelters.

Miss Florida Ericka Dunlap wins Miss America pageant
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Miss Florida Ericka Dunlap beat out 50 rivals Saturday to be crowned Miss America in a pageant that featured some of the brainiest contestants that judges have seen in years.

A look at the effects of Hurricane Isabel

Isabel's winds push down houses, piers on Outer Banks
HATTERAS, N.C. -- Beach homes knocked off their pilings. Smashed fishing piers folded into the surf. The lone highway impassable for stretches because of floodwaters, blown sand and downed power lines.

Miss Florida Ericka Dunlap wins Miss America pageant

Isabel's winds push down houses, piers on Outer Banks

Police say man offered to kill accuser
MONTEREY PARK, Calif. - A Swiss bodybuilder who claims ties to organized crime was arrested for investigation of offering to kill the woman who accused Kobe Bryant of sexual assault.

Police say man offered to kill accuser

Duckett gets set for Buccaneers

NFL power rankings

Bucs trying to bounce back from rare loss

Elder Robert Hill Sr.    (CHARLESTON, S.C.)
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Mr. Alfred Garner, Jr. (MACON , Ga.)

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Elder Robert Hill Sr. (CHARLESTON, S.C.)

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Mrs. Dorothy Fulton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Orvis Maddox (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Stone-Perry (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Brian Huffmaster (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Homer Watkins (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Donyell Roberson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Gentry (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard Sutton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Butler (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. George Coleman (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Claudia Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Karen Ivey (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Freeman (McCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. William Scotten (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Inez Gallman (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Melvin McCoy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Bernice Thornton (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Calvin Holliman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. John Ackiss Sr. (NORRISTOWN, Ga.)

Mr. William Edenfield (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Daniel (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Shirley Ellis (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Miss Ruth Merriweather (GRACEWOOD, Ga.)

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Ms. Doretha Lee (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mr. George Coleman (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Elmer Eubanks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Overtime

Iditarod board waives rules to accommodate blind musher

Area sports announcments

Bryan twins win doubles for U.S. at Davis Cup

Ramble on

Iditarod board waives rules to accommodate blind musher
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A blind musher will be allowed to compete in the 2004 Iditarod Dog Sled Race, board members of the Iditarod Trail Committee decided Friday.

Overtime
In El Segundo, Calif., a Swiss bodybuilder with an ex-pired visa will be charged with offering to kill the alleged vic-tim in the Kobe Bryant sex as-sault case for $3 million, au-thorities said.

Ramble on
Stephen Silva leads a pack of runners in the 10K toward the finish line during the 27th Broad Street Ramble.

Overtime
Ray Whitfield of the Augusta Boxing Club has been selected by USA Boxing for the USA vs. Puerto Rico dual matches Oct. 4.

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

Bryan twins win doubles for U.S. at Davis Cup
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia -- Twins Mike and Bob Bryan made their Davis Cup debut Saturday, winning a doubles match against Slovakia that left the United States one victory from capturing its playoff.

Area, celebrates shooting, fishing
The U.S. Congress and then President Richard Nixon established National Fishing & Hunting Day 32 years ago to recognize many generations of sportsmen in our country and to promote outdoor opportunities for youngsters.

Family founds hunt business

Family founds hunt business
Carl Brack started building his own deer stands many years ago - mainly because he wanted to be safe each time he climbed up to wait out a wary whitetail.

Stand accidents can be serious
Even the most cautious hunter can have an accident. Just ask Don Poe.

Duckett gets set for Buccaneers
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After watching Stephen Davis rush for 142 yards in Carolina's victory last week at Tampa, the Atlanta Falcons hope T.J. Duckett can be similarly effective Sunday afternoon.

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.

Bucs trying to bounce back from rare loss
ATLANTA -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are feeling a bit more vulnerable these days.

Jewish New Year has sweet beginning
When Hilah and Ayal Ronen come to Augusta from Israel this week to spend the Jewish New Year with family, they will find a bit of their home country here to welcome them - a honey pot.

Jewish civil rights leader says actor Mel Gibson espouses anti-Semitic views
NEW YORK -- The head of the Anti-Defamation League on Friday accused Mel Gibson of holding anti-Semitic beliefs based on the actor's response to criticism of his upcoming movie depicting Jesus' death.

Worldwide ministry serves women's spiritual needs
When a friend invited Barbara Krenz in 1976 to her first Aglow luncheon, in Colorado Springs, Colo., she had never heard of the women's ministry.

Faith digest
The 280-member congregation at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4303 Wheeler Road, Martinez, will break bread together at a covered-dish luncheon at noon Sunday before breaking ground for a $1.5-million sanctuary at 1:15 p.m.

Splashy new Bible magazine marketed to teen girls
The Bible has been reprocessed into films, audiotapes, comic books and Broadway musicals, with editions aimed at numerous specialized audiences. So why not try a format that mimics teens' pop-culture magazines?

Faith and fellowship calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar is a roundup of church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. E-mail items to vanorton@augustachronicle.com; send a fax to 722-7403; or mail to Faith and Fellowship, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Catholics are getting new model of training
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Seeking to protect youth from molesters, the Catholic Diocese of Savannah has started abuse awareness training for church workers. Nearly 35 people are expected to spend two days learning a new approach to preventing child sexual abuse.

Stand accidents can be serious

Tigers turn this season upside down

Debra Messing wins best comedy series actress at Emmys
LOS ANGELES -- Doris Roberts and Brad Garrett, who play two members of the battling Barone family on CBS' "Everybody Loves Raymond," were honored as supporting actors at Sunday's Emmy Awards.

Weird 'K Street' gives audience fact and fiction
NEW YORK - Next fall, could Democratic strategist James Carville win a best actor Emmy for playing himself on K Street? And if so, in what program category: Drama? Comedy? Public Affairs?

ABC sitcom draws comedy from a real romance
BURBANK, Calif. -- Chris Henchy and Marco Pennette, co-creators of ABC's new sitcom "I'm With Her," are seated on a stylish kitchen set.

Could there be a mole leaking the winner of CBS' "Survivor"?

CBS reporter returns to prison where he had been held captive
NEW YORK -- A few weeks ago, CBS correspondent Bob Simon voluntarily returned to a place he once never thought he'd leave alive.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Rainbow of colors on Emmy red carpet
LOS ANGELES -- Celebrities discreetly dabbed sweaty brows as they tried to beat the 90-degree heat on the red carpet at Sunday night's Emmy Awards.

Rainbow of colors on Emmy red carpet

Dennis Franz returns as 'NYPD Blue' begins its 11th season
NEW YORK -- A decade after he first hit the streets, Detective Andy Sipowicz remains tough, tormented and, for millions of "NYPD Blue" fans, irresistible.

CBS reporter returns to prison where he had been held captive

Debra Messing wins best comedy series actress at Emmys

Could there be a mole leaking the winner of CBS' "Survivor"?
NEW YORK -- An offshore bookie who takes wagers on the outcome of CBS' "Survivor" decided not to take bets on Thursday, suspicious that someone who knows the winner is spreading inside information.

Weird 'K Street' gives audience fact and fiction

ABC sitcom draws comedy from a real romance

Dennis Franz returns as 'NYPD Blue' begins its 11th season

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
The 2003-04 television season officially begins Monday (or so Nielsen Media Research has decreed), and about one-third of the 37-series freshman class is premiering this week.

Dogs take offense
BATON ROUGE, La. - To Georgia fans, Saturday's 17-10 loss at Louisiana State will probably be remembered for a prayer that was answered and one that was not.

Browning's presence felt early and late
BATON ROUGE, La. - After serving a three-game suspension to open the season, Georgia running back and former Oconee County standout Tyson Browning returned to action against Louisiana State on Saturday.

Dealing with Pollack gets lots of attention from LSU

Browning's presence felt early and late

Bulldogs beaten on the bayou
BATON ROUGE, La. - Euphoria one moment. Total dejection the next.

Dealing with Pollack gets lots of attention from LSU
BATON ROUGE, La. -- He's not LSU's only worry, but Georgia defensive end David Pollack is certainly a good place to start.

Dogs take offense

Bulldogs beaten on the bayou

Gamecocks look for consistency
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina settled on a quarterback. Now if only the Gamecocks could find help at defensive line, offensive line, linebacker and safety.

Gamecocks runs away with home victory
COLUMBIA - With his performance Saturday night, South Carolina's Dondrial Pinkins showed his team why a quarterback controversy is unnecessary.

Gamecocks runs away with home victory

Gamecocks look for consistency

Worshippers greet monk after 7-year ritual run

Odds and Ends

Wedded bliss

Some churches pretending to be Catholic archdiocese says

Struggling Kentucky town wants to cash in on meteor crater

Coroner: No link between deaths of pizza deliveryman, co-worker

Splashy new Bible magazine marketed to teen girls

Catholics are getting new model of training

Jewish New Year has sweet beginning

Faith digest

Worldwide ministry serves women's spiritual needs