Training for success
Many fields do not require a traditional college degree, but instead require specific skills training.

Need batteries? Weve got them!
Youve got to see this place!

Total committment makes this company
Gwen Fulcher Young is probably the best-known businesswoman in Augusta. She is certainly the leading real estate professional in our city.

50 years of service
The year 2003 marks the Golden Anniversary of Pendarvis Chevrolet & Olds in Edgefield - 50 years of service to the community, and 50 years of turning families into friends.

Decorate with confidence
The Carpet Shop is one of the Souths largest and finest dealers, servicing residential and commercial customers for over 46 years.

Quietly making ingredients that make our lives better
Their pharmaceuticals may have made a dramatic impact on the quality of your life, but you might not even know that the active ingredients are made right here in Augusta by some of your neighbors.

Get your smile back
Dr. Barry Goldman is that most unusual of dentists whose patients ask if they can come back soon!

How Healthy is Your Air at Home and Work?
Thirty years ago when electricity and gas were relatively inexpensive, very little consideration was given to conserving energy. Very few homes had sidewall insulation, four inches in the ceiling or storm windows.

Take your coin collection to Cleins
Cleins Rare Coins at 128 9th Street is one of the most prestigious coin shops in the Southeast, specializing in appraisals and fair market purchases of coin collections.

Its a dynamic duo from Re/Max
Perhaps Cyndi Harrell and Starr Crawford are perfecting one of the most unusual concepts in Real Estate here in the CSRA. They have combined their 25+ years experience in the local Real Estate market, their backgrounds in accounting and marketing, and their strong sense of superior service to form a powerful business partnership.

Strong values key to Branums success
In the second generation and third decade of service to the people of the Augusta area, Mark Branum understands that the success of Branums Sewing & Vacuum Center is built on the strong values of service, integrity and accountability that he learned from his father.

Upscale shoe fashions at downscale prices
Shoe Studio at National Hills is a wonderland of thousands of styles of shoes - and youll wonder, how the prices can be so low?

Lexus leads the way in quality
In July J.D. Powers and Associates released their long-term quality study, which showed the Lexus brand at the top for fewest problems in the first 3 years of ownership.

New location makes serving you easier
The professional staff at Southern Mechanical, Inc., heating and air-conditioning contractors, has built a reputation for service, quality and reliability in the decade they have operated from their headquarters in downtown Augusta.

Dealership buzzing over new vehicles
There is always excitement at Henna-Oldsmobile-Cadillac in Aiken but the imminent arrival of three great new vehicles from General Motors has the whole dealership buzzing.

Next generation dealership opens in Evans
Royosaku "Rick" Suzuki, Gordon R. Renshaw and Hirotaka Ono at the grand opening of the new Augusta Suzuki, and its parent company Augusta Lincoln Mercury, hosted the top leadership of the giant automobile company at the first-of-its-kind in America dealership grand opening earlier this month.

The leader keeps getting better
For 58 years, Georgia-Carolina Manufacturing Company has been the leader in creative designs in the specialty home improvement industry throughout the entire Central Savannah River Area - and they continue to lead their industry with the finest and most modern applications.

Connect with a dealership thats a cut above
In a building that used to be a Burger King sitting on one of the busiest corners in Augusta is a used car dealership that offers services a cut above the rest - Thomsons Used Car Connection.

Central Vacuum Systems catching on in CSRA
Dunagans Sewing and Vacuum in Aiken has been installing built in central vacuum systems for a decade, but co-owner Scott Dunagan says this tremendous convenience is just recently catching on across the Augusta-Aiken area.

The only 5-Star dealer in Aiken County
Triangle Dodge, a landmark on the Aiken-Augusta highway for eight years, is the only 5-Star dealer in Aiken County - and you cant put out that 5-Star sign unless youve earned it.

We take care of our customers
Augusta Dodge, the areas No. 1 Five Star Dodge dealer, is known for taking care of customers.

Visualize your new bath at The Tub Doctor's new showroom
The Tub Doctor, Eddie Singleton, said their bright new showroom at 4074 Washington Road, Suite 6 - beside the new Goodwill store - will finally give his customers a chance to visualize the wonders he can do to your old bathroom. The showroom also is the perfect place to display several exciting new products that are expanding the services he can supply.

Be a "Bourne Winner"
Family owned and operated, Bourne Toyota prides itself on selling the best-made cars anywhere, with a personal touch and a family tradition behind every transaction.

Working together to fight heart disease in women
University Hospital has joined forces with leading health care systems across the United States through Women's HeartAdvantage to fight the epidemic of heart disease in women.While Americans have thought for years that heart disease was a man's disease,' more women than men have died of cardiovascular diseases every year since 1984.

Why pay the difference if you cant tell the difference?
At Budget Car & Truck Sales at the corner of Bobby Jones Expressway and Washington Road, you can buy a nearly new pre-owned vehicle at thousands of dollars below the original price.

Headaches are serious business!
"It's just a headache. " "It's just stress." " Maybe if I ignore it, it will go away." "I hate to take medicine." "It's not serious enough to bother my doctor." "It's just my sinuses." Do you minimize your headache problem this way? Perhaps it's time to take a closer look.

Enriching the community with programs for people with disabilities
Whether you are an employer who could benefit from a hard-working, dependable employee, or someone with a family member who has a disability, Lynndale Inc. offers a wide range of services to meet your needs.

Serving people with physical disabilities
Walton Rehabilitation Hospital is a 58-bed rehabilitation hospital that offers a complete spectrum of care serving adults and children with physical disabilities in the Augusta area. The hospital's mission statement is to improve the health status and enhance the quality of life for people with physical disabilities.

These hams are oh so "heavenly"
Augusta's Heavenly Ham has the ideal combination of a leading national delicacy managed and delivered by hard-working native Augustans.

Weinbergers: A family tradition for 71 years
Weinbergers Furniture Showcase has been a family tradition and an Augusta landmark for 71 years. Abe Fogel opened Augusta Furniture Market on Broad Street in 1932 and built the store into a symbol of good quality and personal service that has never wavered in seven decades.

These brothers are gems in jewelry repair
Brothers Alex and Joel Sanders of Jewelry Repair Services of Augusta Inc. describe themselves as "jewelers jewelers, where jewelers go when they want something fixed, and where every customer can find that same high level of craftsmanship."

nBank innovative approach keeps it growing
nBank, the Net-banking arm of 99-year-old First Commerce Bank of Georgia, brought unique mortgage lending opportunities to Augusta when thy arrived in March of 2002.

How to grow your career
I learned a key business principle early - "there is no traffic jam on the extra mile." For me this meant more than coming in early, staying late, or taking work home without being asked or told to do so. It meant knowing what I needed to do to both beat my competition and exceed my client's expectations.

The Windsor Jewelers Story
To withstand the ever-shifting winds of fashion trends and economic change, the truly successful jeweler must develop genuine relationships with their customers.

The best furniture at the best prices
The purpose of General Freight Furniture is to provide the customer the best possible price on quality furniture. That is more than a slogan.

Car Buying 101
"Professor" Mickey Ortiz says that an educated consumer is his best customer.

History connects GB&T and Cotton Exchange
For decades the Augusta Cotton Exchange on Reynolds Street was the economic center of a vast region, attracting the "white gold" wealth of 35 Georgia and South Carolina counties.

Welcome to Parkside Women's Centre
Parkside Women's Centre's mission is to provide the women of Aiken and the surrounding area superior, convenient and comprehensive medical care in the area of obstetrics and gynecology.

Local people moving friends and neighbors
Local people moving friends and neighbors - that's the concept behind Five Star Moving of Augusta.

For the latest in hi-tech office machines
You begin to realize that Acme Business Technologies is not an ordinary office machine company the moment you drive up to their state-of-the-art showroom in beautiful new Furys Ferry Center at the intersection of Riverwatch Parkway and Furys Ferry Road.

Second showroom opening soon
The latest things at Designer Tile & Tubs at 559 Broad Street have always been the most beautiful new styles in tile, marbles and natural stones for your home.

ALLTELs service and plans keep getting better
ALLTEL is leading the way again. As a national leader in wireless phone coverage and technology, ALLTEL is spending millions to expand its digital service in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) and has added useful new rate plans that will help people save money.

Chronicle more than oldest newspaper
The Chronicles ownership entered the Morris familys hands in 1945 when William S. Morris Jr. and Charlotte, N.C., financier Herman A. Moore purchased a controlling interest in the Chronicle Publishing Co. In 1955, Morris and wife, Florence Hill Morris, bought Moores share of the stock.

An exceptional university experience
High-quality programs. World-class faculty. Cutting-edge technology. These are just a few of the reasons that more than 6,000 students are choosing to attend Augusta State University this fall. The academic reputation of the university attracts a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate students who also cite the broad range of programs, faculty experience, flexible scheduling, and one-on-one relationships with professors as reasons they choose for enrolling.

Family business has endured and prospered for generations
Approaching their 85th anniversary in business this 2004, the Blanchard and Calhoun "family of businesses," has endured and prospered, still guided by the Blanchard family, itself a symbol of success in Augusta.

Arts review: A gimmicky play of improbabilities set during 'Recent Tragic Events'
NEW YORK -- "Recent Tragic Events" by Craig Wright is a gimmicky play of improbabilities, an unsatisfying dark comedy of chance built around the 2001 terrorist attacks.>

Book reflects on people's fascination with mirrors
When scientists put full-length mirrors outside the cages of young chimps, the animals reacted the way they would to a stranger - vocalizing, threatening, acting submissive.

Book reflects on people's fascination with mirrors

Arts calendar
TWO NATIONS, ONE VISION: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Tuesday; Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way, Evans; 20 photographs show Jackie Kennedy with Leah Rabin, Golda Meir with former New York Mayor John Lindsay and Yitzak Rabin with former President Clinton; free.

Mystery is clear, convincing
Clear and Convincing Proof is the smoothest mystery novel to come along in quite a while.

Arts review: A gimmicky play of improbabilities set during 'Recent Tragic Events'

Arts calendar

Baseball roundup
TORONTO -- Roy Halladay became the only 22-game winner in the major leagues as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Saturday.

McKeon says Marlins will pitch around Bonds

Baseball roundup

A break before playoffs: Rocket manages, Nomar watches soccer
Roger Clemens played manager and Nomar Garciaparra got a day off - to watch his soccer sweetie.

McKeon says Marlins will pitch around Bonds
MIAMI -- The Florida Marlins want to pitch to Barry Bonds. They really do. Just give them a 10-run lead first.

A break before playoffs: Rocket manages, Nomar watches soccer

It's hard to be energetic after a long day's work

4-year-old shoots sister, boy
LANDOVER, Md. -- A 4-year-old boy found a loaded gun in his family's house and fired it through the front door, killing his 5-year-old sister and seriously wounding another boy, authorities said.

Army private in Iraq and fiancee in Italy marry in Montana, but don't attend
KALISPELL, Mont. -- An American soldier stationed in Iraq married his Italian fiancee in a Montana double proxy ceremony that neither attended.

Gypsy wedding of the year stalled when bride bolts
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When Michael Vick went down with a broken leg, Carolina fans everywhere scrambled to their schedules to see whether the Panthers would be facing the Atlanta Falcons without their star quarterback.

Braves clinch home field advantage
PHILADELPHIA -- The Atlanta Braves closed out the Philadelphia Phillies' park by ensuring the road to the World Series in the National League will go through their home, Turner Field.

Braves lose, but Lopez sets new home run record

Braves lose, but Lopez sets new home run record
PHILADELPHIA - Someday this might be remembered as the granddaddy of all salary drives.

Braves clinch home field advantage

How to grow your career

The leader keeps getting better

Pocket change

Outsourcing worker management can save money
Employees. It is hard to have a thriving business without them. They are critical in your efforts to free up your time to move the business further along the growth curve.

Family business has endured and prospered for generations

Business Calendar
Tuesday: Business to Business Expo; Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce; 70 area businesses will display their products and services; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta; call 821-1300.

For phone numbers, wired-wireless distinction fades

Headaches are serious business!

Sippin' whisky flows again at Southern distillery

Welcome to Parkside Women's Centre

Expanding business started with no debt

History connects GB&T and Cotton Exchange

Enriching the community with programs for people with disabilities

Business briefs

The only 5-Star dealer in Aiken County

Do 'black-sounding' names pose an economic disadvantage?

Training for success

Business briefs
TRAVEL STRESSES: Business travel takes its toll - sometimes when you're safely back at the office.

50 years of service

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.

Timber companies struggle to compete against imports
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Last year he was California's agriculturalist of the year.

IBM turns to music, a chef and a 5K race in quest for big ideas
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- On a bright, warm morning at IBM Corp.'s research center here, seven of Big Blue's scientists gathered around a conference table to consider a nonscientific question: What helps inventors invent things?

Home builder credits research for putting it on top
The housing boom in recent years has fattened the bottom lines of many area home builders, perhaps none more than Lamar Crowell Jr.

Do 'black-sounding' names pose an economic disadvantage?
BOSTON -- When Vonnessa Goode gives birth in a few weeks, one of her first decisions could be among the toughest: whether to give her daughter a distinctively black name.

Entrepreneurs bring services to customers

Need batteries? We

Home builder credits research for putting it on top

ALLTEL

Chronicle more than oldest newspaper

Quietly making ingredients that make our lives better

An exceptional university experience

Business Calendar

Next generation dealership opens in Evans

Dealership buzzing over new vehicles

Working together to fight heart disease in women

Why pay the difference if you can

The best furniture at the best prices

Home building likely to stay local for years
Housing construction in Augusta has always been intensely "local." Local landowners have always sold to local developers, who have always sold lots to local builders, who have always sold homes to local residents through local realty agents.

How Healthy is Your Air at Home and Work?

Connect with a dealership that

On the move

Visualize your new bath at The Tub Doctor's new showroom

Central Vacuum Systems catching on in CSRA

Timber companies struggle to compete against imports

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: MCG Health Inc.

The Windsor Jewelers Story

Entrepreneurs bring services to customers
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Door-to-door services are nothing new. Milkmen, traveling salesmen and even doctors making house calls once were a daily part of American life.

Be a "Bourne Winner"

On the move
Michele Ellington has been named coordinator of alumni relations and special events at Augusta State University. Ms. Ellington was the senior conference coordinator at the Medical College of Georgia's Division of Continuing Education. She earned a bachelor's degree in home economics and journalism from the University of Georgia.

Home building likely to stay local for years

Expanding business started with no debt
Mia is up to her old tricks. The stunning blonde who worked the 1800 block of Central Avenue for three years has moved up to the 2500 block.

Outsourcing worker management can save money

Sippin' whisky flows again at Southern distillery
TULLAHOMA, Tenn. - Tucked away in Cascade Hollow near this southern Tennessee town is a distillery that first began making sippin' whisky (not whiskey) in 1877.

Lexus leads the way in quality

For the latest in hi-tech office machines

IBM turns to music, a chef and a 5K race in quest for big ideas

Red faces are served up at breakfast

Red faces are served up at breakfast
Demosthenes, who became a great orator in ancient Greece by speaking with pebbles in his mouth, has nothing on District 8 Augusta Commission candidate Robert Buchwitz, who spoke at last week's Richmond County Democratic breakfast at the Picadilly Cafeteria with a toothpick in his mouth.

Arkansas wins in double overtime

SEC roundup

Gators edge Wildcats

Southern Conference roundup
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Travis Zobel converted a fake punt to keep Citadel's tying touchdown drive alive then booted the game-winning 26-yard field goal with 1:16 left in the Bulldogs 24-21 win over Appalachian State on Saturday.

USC, Oregon fall in AP poll
Southern California and Oregon had the biggest drops in The Associated Press college football poll after losing their Pac-10 openers.

Gators edge Wildcats
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Even Florida's wins aren't coming easy these days. Johnny Lamar's 35-yard interception return set up Ron Carthon's 1-yard touchdown run with 3:15 remaining as the 25th-ranked Gators rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat Kentucky 24-21.

Southern Conference roundup

SEC roundup
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - A game of big plays, bigger comebacks and gut-churning mistakes came down to one backup place-kicker with a pressure-packed chip shot.

Arkansas wins in double overtime
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Backup Chris Balseiro kicked a 19-yard field goal in the second overtime and No. 9 Arkansas came back from a 21-point deficit to beat Alabama 34-31 Saturday.

Fair weather fans
Moviegoers recall that in the famed '70s film Jaws, the mayor sought to play down the dangers of the man-eating shark lurking in the waters near the beach community's seashore.

'This is worth doing'

'This is worth doing'
Something is getting lost in the translation here.

A performance review
The following is a partial transcript of the conversation that may occur when Augusta commissioners give city Administrator George Kolb his annual evaluation.

Fair weather fans

What we owe these kids
If anything good can come out of a compound tragedy like Sept. 20's deaths of five children in an ATV accident at Ambrose, Ga., it might be this: that all parents hear and heed the message in a mourning father's plaintive self-reproach:

Stone age
On a technicality, after much world pressure - and only in one case - Nigeria has temporarily escaped the Stone Age by sparing Amina Lawal.

Escaping injury
When a 15-year-old Greenbrier high school football player collapsed at a junior varsity game earlier this month, necessitating an air ambulance to fly him to the Medical College of Georgia for treatment, it focused attention on medical coverage at sporting events.

'This is worth doing'
Something is getting lost in the translation here.

Stone age

Latest scareware from Konami a creepy delight
NEW YORK -- "Silent Hill 3" is delicious to play and highly instructive as well, because the video game reveals one of those quizzical things that distinguish humans from every other living being on Earth: We delight in scaring the bejeezus out of ourselves.

How do I know if that cruise "bargain" really is?
The newspaper travel sections are full of what look like fantastic cruise deals, especially to Alaska and the Caribbean. How do I pick out a true bargain among all of them?

Simple search can find savings

Investors should stay cautious as technology funds sizzle again

401(k) savers cautious about investing in stocks

Investors should stay cautious as technology funds sizzle again
NEW YORK -- Jacob Internet Fund was one of the hottest stock funds during the dot-com boom. Now, it's sizzling again - up nearly 104 percent since January.

How do I know if that cruise "bargain" really is?

Simple search can find savings
Q: Often, when I'm buying something from a Web site, I see a box where I could enter a discount or coupon code. Is there an easy way to find such codes and get discounts that were never explicitly offered to me?

401(k) savers cautious about investing in stocks
NEW YORK - Burned by a three-year market downturn, retirement savers are just starting to rebuild their portfolios - cautiously.

Backups work well for Eagles
STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern found a few good men at Paulson Stadium on Saturday night.

Tech finds win with running game
ATLANTA -- P.J. Daniels made the Vanderbilt defense respect his running skills and Georgia Tech snapped its two-game losing streak when quarterback Reggie Ball proved the Yellow Jackets boast more than one running threat.

Yellow Jackets win an ugly one
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - James Butler and Reggie Ball saved the day for Georgia Tech.

Yellow Jackets win an ugly one

Tech finds win with running game

Golf roundup

Armour extends lead at Texas Open

Stadler wins second senior event
CONOVER, N.C. -- Craig Stadler birdied his first four holes en route to a 6-under-par 66 Sunday, overtaking Larry Nelson to win the Greater Hickory Classic.

Armour extends lead at Texas Open
SAN ANTONIO -- Tommy Armour III tied the PGA Tour 54-hole scoring record Saturday and extended his lead in the Texas Open to six strokes.

Armour shoots lowest 72-hole score in PGA history
SAN ANTONIO -- Tommy Armour III had the lowest 72-hole score in PGA Tour history Sunday, finishing the Texas Open with a 5-under 65 to end the tournament at 26-under 254.

Stadler wins second senior event

Golf roundup
GREATER HICKORY CLASSIC: In Conover, N.C., Larry Nelson's 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole gave him a one-shot lead after two rounds of the Champions Tour event.

Wolfpack ask no questions

Wolfpack ask no questions
After the celebration was complete, after the joyous screaming had stopped, and after the praises were handed out, Greenbrier coach Mickey Derrick continued basking in the Wolfpack's 34-29 win against Butler on Friday.

It's hard to be energetic after a long day's work
The athletic coaches of my adolescence insisted that we "give 110 percent." No matter the sport, no matter if the opponents were very good or very bad, we were drilled to expend every ounce of energy toward victory.

Arts in the Heart celebrates differences

Christians will fight the good fight
This letter is to all the persons who participated in the hiding away of the Ten Commandments, and to all who believe they have achieved victory over Christians everywhere: Do not get too smug or overly confident. God is in control - not the persons who won the victory in our courts. Barbara A. Mohler, Augusta

Jailing 'deadbeat dads' is no answer
All across this state and country there are literally thousands of so-called "deadbeat dads" being held in jails and prisons, sometimes sharing cells with thieves, drug dealers and other undesirable people. Bruce T. Mundy Jr., Aiken, S.C.

Let's go back to 'eye-for-an-eye' to lessen crime
In your Sept. 19 Metro section, there was an article titled, "Authorities seek man accused of selling IDs." The man was accused of identity fraud. Woodrow Short, Aiken, S.C.

Let's go back to 'eye-for-an-eye' to lessen crime

Comment on prison effectiveness compared apples to oranges
Karen Gutmann's Sept. 7 letter, "Prison not best deterrent to violent crime," asserts that if incarceration works, then states with the highest incarceration rates should have the lowest crime rates. Donald L. Davis, Evans, Ga.

Arts in the Heart celebrates differences
When the Arts in the Heart of Augusta rolls around each year, we are all treated with the sights and sounds of the featured country. It's beautiful and wonderful to see and to hear. Being of Irish ancestry, my heart has an extra lilt in it when Ireland is the featured country. Joan Kennedy, Grovetown, Ga.

First graduating class recalls experience at Davidson

In the know

Fire-damaged house takes on new life with eclectic decorating

Toronto touts tourism after SARS outbreak

Home front

Woman should be grateful for donation

Fire-damaged house takes on new life with eclectic decorating
Growing up, Melanie Larsen loved old houses, but now it is her husband, Tom Larsen, who wouldn't live in anything else.

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

In the know
Cows in the driver's seat. Bears with attitude. Spiders with delusions of grandeur. Gary Larson is back in business - well, sorta.

Woman should be grateful for donation
Dear Carson: When my mother-in-law spoke with me by telephone after my grandfather passed away, she said she would like to donate to her favorite charity in his name. She donates to this charity annually. I told her how appreciative I was of her thoughtfulness, but I explained that the family had suggested a specific charity that was my grandfather's favorite. It was a charity that benefited Parkinson's disease research, since this disease had affected him. Thinking she didn't fully appreciate what I had explained, I dropped her a note enclosing his obituary that specified the charity of his choice. Well, I've received notification from her charity of a donation made by her in my grandfather's name. For some reason this really hurt my feelings and made me feel that she was very selfish. Maybe I'm wrong to feel this way, but I was wondering if it was appropriate to donate to your own favorite charity when the family of the deceased has specifically requested another. - Miffed at Mother-in-Law

First graduating class recalls experience at Davidson
Some 17 years ago, on a warm spring day in 1986, 14 students, the first graduating class of John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, walked dutifully across the Imperial Theatre stage, picked up their diplomas and promptly disappeared.

Toronto touts tourism after SARS outbreak
TORONTO - Tourism in Toronto was crippled last spring when a SARS outbreak killed 44 people. But there's nothing like a brush with death to make you embrace life with fresh energy. The SARS scare forced this city - always better at work than at play - to wake up and realize it needs to take care of its guests.

City's volunteer event keeps waterways clean
A clear blue sky, sun-splashed Augusta Canal waters, and lush greenery provided a picture-perfect Saturday to help keep Augusta's waterways clean.

Letter carrier makes most of career, service
When Everard Grant entered the Marine Corps right out of high school in the 1960s, he planned to make the military his career.

Victory Tower getting new look, 'scary' training ritual remains same

Clemson, IBM in computer deal

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Police are investigating four unrelated shootings in the Atlanta area that left a pizza deliveryman and a motel employee dead and two other men in critical condition.

College adds 5 new majors

Across the area
Columbia County authorities were investigating the Saturday evening stabbing of a Martinez man, officials said.

Leader of the post

Rants and Raves
HILLARY CLINTON IS no "dumb blonde." She's a crafty politician who is determined to impose a socialist state on America - with her in charge, of course. To underestimate her is as dangerous to freedom as ignoring the Taliban.

Across the southeast

College adds 5 new majors
SAVANNAH, Ga. - When students began the fall quarter at Savannah College of Art and Design last week, they discovered five new majors, four freshly renovated buildings and an inaugural e-learning program.

Harlem hopes efforts bring people to area

Event showcases farming life
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - In the distant corner of a several-acre farm, as the sun started to sink in the west and said its final goodbye Saturday to rows of corn, peas, sugarcane and peanuts, a five-man band played a sweet blend of bluegrass and gospel music.

Letter carrier makes most of career, service

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON -A man who was shot in the neck and head as he left a parole and probation office has filed a lawsuit claiming the state agency and agents were negligent and used excessive force.

City's volunteer event keeps waterways clean

Proposal for list of HIV patients meets little fight
ATLANTA - A proposal to collect the names and addresses of all Georgians living with HIV has generated a surprisingly low volume of objections, the state doctor charged with studying the initiative said.

Leader of the post
Brig. Gen. Janet Hicks' original career goal more than two decades ago didn't include becoming Fort Gordon's first female commander.

Jail under investigation after escape

Across South Carolina

Bridge replica honors ex-slave
ALBANY, Ga. - An emancipated slave who became one of the South's leading 19th century bridge builders is being honored with a Flint River overlook patterned after a covered bridge he built nearly 150 years ago.

Aviation commissioners violate rules

High school students getting credit for flying lessons
KENNESAW, Ga. -- A unique high school program has some students jumping to reach the sky in Cobb County.

Kid of the Day

Event showcases farming life

Overcrowding, disparity among judges cause Georgia to rethink sentencing guidelines
Shirley Cummings' daughters wailed when the judge smacked their mother with a five-year prison sentence for her first felony conviction.

Across the area

Resident calls for overhaul to sex offender registry
When Dean Summers learned a close relative was dating a North Augusta man with a sex crimes conviction, he went where most people in his position would go - the Internet.

Rainy year sees record pot busts in some areas

Splash of sunshine
Elizabeth Williams (right) splashes Crystal Vause, 14, as they swim in Langley Pond. They got into a water fight Saturday afternoon, taking advantage of sunny skies and warm temperatures to visit the pond.

Aviation commissioners violate rules
A city provision adopted six years ago to allow more residents a chance to serve on city boards is being violated by two members of the Augusta Aviation Commission.

Across the southeast
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -The corporate owner of a nursing home where a fire killed eight residents has self-funded liability insurance - coverage that the company previously warned could be inadequate in an emergency.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A grand jury on Friday indicted a 29-year-old woman whose 3-year-old daughter died of heat exhaustion nearly a year ago after being left all day in a hot car.

Schools opt out of fund raising

Panel OKs plan for police merger
The wedding is back on. Satisfied with recent changes to the prenuptial agreement, Chatham County commissioners gave a resounding "I do" last week to merging the Savannah and Chatham County police departments.

Answers to shortages uncertain

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Harlem hopes efforts bring people to area
Harlem officials have turned their eyes to the city's downtown area in hopes that outsiders will, too.

Railcar leak forces Hartsville neighborhood evacuation

Across the southeast
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Gov. Mike Easley quietly approved a list of recommendations last month to compensate survivors among the 7,600 people sterilized through a state program, many through coercion and the application of bad science.

Gathering celebrates area NAACP

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Dillon Robinson, 5, of Augusta.

Rainy year sees record pot busts in some areas
YORK, S.C. - Every itch of his chigger bites reminds Investigator Rayford Ervin Jr. why 2003 has been a banner year for the illicit marijuana crop in the pastures of rural York County.

Gathering celebrates area NAACP
Phillip Howell is a somewhat unusual member of the Aiken Branch of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People.

Kid of the day

Across Georgia

News you can use
SEPT. 29, 1978 Augusta's mayor and the head of the city's Redevelopment Authority have called a news conference today at which they are expected to announce a development for the Southern Finance Building in the 700 block of Broad Street.

UGA increases spending for fund raising

News you can use

Young Democrats take on event

Bridge replica honors ex-slave

High school students getting credit for flying lessons

News you can use

Across the southeast

Railcar leak forces Hartsville neighborhood evacuation
HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- A railcar leaking ammonium nitrate forced about 30 residents to evacuate a Hartsville neighborhood Sunday.

Clemson, IBM in computer deal
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Clemson University recommends that its 13,000 undergraduates who need to get now-required laptops buy one from IBM. In exchange, the school will get one free computer for every 100 IBMs students purchase.

Program offers people with drug problems hope at new future

Jail under investigation after escape
ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- One guard has been fired after an escape at the Orangeburg-Calhoun Detention Center amid allegations from the escapee that he had "police" help to break out.

Teen arrested with bomb-making manual in locker
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- A teenager was arrested after hate-related material, a razor blade and a bomb-making instruction manual were found in a school locker he had been using, authorities said.

Rants and Raves
HILLARY CLINTON IS no "dumb blonde." She's a crafty politician who is determined to impose a socialist state on America - with her in charge, of course. To underestimate her is as dangerous to freedom as ignoring the Taliban.

Proposal for list of HIV patients meets little fight

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State report says female inmates had skin infections instead of spider bites
DAVISBORO, Ga. -- Most of the female inmates complaining of spider bites at a central Georgia prison did not have bites but instead had unrelated skin infections, state officials said Friday.

Schools opt out of fund raising
It was a group effort, but Steve and Cindy Bonner and their 8-year-old daughter, Brett, recently sold $84 in cookie-dough mix for Blythe Elementary School.

Program offers people with drug problems hope at new future
MACON, Ga. -- A new faith-based rehabilitation program is offering hope to men with drug problems.

Study proposed for ocean water
ATLANTA - The solution to Georgia's water dilemma could lie just off the coast.

Answers to shortages uncertain
AIKEN - In the never-ending water game, balance is a key theme.

UGA increases spending for fund raising
ATHENS, Ga. - Officials of the University of Georgia and the private UGA Foundation have sharply increased the amount of state and foundation money spent on fund raising.

Across South Carolina
HARTSVILLE -A rail car leaking ammonium nitrate forced about 30 residents to evacuate a Hartsville neighborhood Sunday.

Young Democrats take on event
COLUMBIA - The Young Democrats of South Carolina had a lot to handle coordinating the visits of three presidential candidates Saturday. The group will also have much to handle in February, when its members will help run the state's first-in-the-South primary.

Overcrowding, disparity among judges cause Georgia to rethink sentencing guidelines

Sunday alcohol sales under review
AIKEN - The sale of alcohol in grocery and convenience stores on Sunday could be on the way out, but it won't be sorely missed in Aiken, store owners and beer buyers said Saturday.

Across the area
An official at the Augusta State Medical Prison said a staff member at the correctional facility was assaulted by an inmate Sunday.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Jameson Miles Cooper of Augusta.

News you can use
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Judge E.H. Callaway of Augusta addressed the voters of Burke County at a well-filled courthouse yesterday on the issues of the presidential campaign between Herbert Hoover and Al Smith.

Victory Tower getting new look, 'scary' training ritual remains same
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Army's rawest recruits will have to conquer their fears and a massive fortress of steel when they begin training on a new, 70-foot Victory Tower nearing completion here.

Picking golf's best presents a challenge
What defines a great season in golf? Is it winning a major championship? Is it winning the most tournaments? Winning the most money? Showing the most consistency? Shooting the lowest numbers

Seann William Scott: the reluctant gross-out wisecracker
LOS ANGELES -- Seann William Scott's sinister smirk suggests the extra N in his name stands for "nefarious."

The Rock runs down box-office lead

The Rock runs down box-office lead
LOS ANGELES -- The Rock smacked down the competition with his action comedy "The Rundown," which debuted as the weekend's top movie by earning $18.5 million.

Seann William Scott: the reluctant gross-out wisecracker

Rock on Film: The big guy tips his eyebrow to the best action flicks
LOS ANGELES -- When The Rock makes a fist, it's usually time to back off - but this time he's clenching his oversized mitt to give the thumbs-up to his favorite movies.

21 piano concert in New York City's Winter Garden honors Sept. 11 victims
NEW YORK -- The challenge facing composer Daniele Lombardi: Through music, transform the tragedy of Sept. 11 into hope.

Seal rekindles creativity in London for new album

Friends, fans of Springsteen create personal appeal for charities

Seal rekindles creativity in London for new album
LOS ANGELES - It took five years and more than 5,000 miles, but Seal finally has his voice back.

Friends, fans of Springsteen create personal appeal for charities
NEW YORK -- Without picking up his guitar, Bruce Springsteen sounded a chord for charity.

21 piano concert in New York City's Winter Garden honors Sept. 11 victims

Earnhardt Jr. fights on
TALLADEGA, Ala. - He suffered a concussion seven days ago and probably will need a cast on his right foot to protect torn tendons. His car flunked inspection following Friday's qualifying session, so he will start 38th in today's EA Sports 500 (2 p.m., NBC-Ch. 26) at Talladega Superspeedway.

Servia's day ends early after bumpy landing puts him in wall
MIAMI -- Oriol Servia's hopes for a breakthrough win at the Grand Prix of the Americas ended early Sunday.

Barrichello first out after winning last year
INDIANAPOLIS -- First one year, first one out the next.

Waltrip ends Junior's winning streak at Talladega

Racing roundup

Earnhardt Jr. fights on

Racing roundup
INDIANAPOLIS - Kimi Raikkonen might not have to win the U.S. Grand Prix to remain in the chase for the Formula One championship. It would sure help, though.

Servia's day ends early after bumpy landing puts him in wall

Waltrip ends Junior's winning streak at Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Michael Waltrip broke Dale Earnhardt Jr's stranglehold on Talladega Superspeedway, sweeping high off the final turn and denying his teammate a fifth straight victory at the high-banked oval Sunday.

Bush, Putin seek agreement amid disputes on Iran, Iraq and North Korea
CAMP DAVID, Md. -- President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday urged Iran and North Korea to abandon suspected nuclear-weapons programs, but disagreed over how to deal with both countries. Putin also declined to pledge any postwar help for Iraq.

Bush, Putin seek agreement amid disputes on Iran, Iraq and North Korea

Panthers look to end futility against Atlanta

NFL power rankings

Panthers humiliate Falcons

Pittsburgh keeps churning out NFL coaches

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Most hated sports: Violence, fake violence and gentility

U.S. reaches quarterfinals with Hamm on bench

Overtime

Area sport anouncements

Overtime

World Cup win might pit Norway vs. U.S.

Most hated sports: Violence, fake violence and gentility

Area sport anouncements
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Overtime
In Miami, Mario Dominguez was the surprising winner of CART's Grand Prix of the Americas, benefiting from a late crash that knocked leaders Adrian Fernandez and Bruno Junqueira from contention.

Overtime
The Greater Augusta Sports Council will present the third annual College Basketball Preseason Tip-off on Monday, Oct. 13, at noon at Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta.

World Cup win might pit Norway vs. U.S.
FOXBORO, Mass. - Norway cranked up its offense in time for an expected shot at the United States in the Women's World Cup.

U.S. reaches quarterfinals with Hamm on bench
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The fans chanted "Mia! Mia! Mia!" as the game wound down and the United States' best player sat on the cold, metal bench in a blue warmup outfit.

Most hated sports: Violence, fake violence and gentility
Popularity polls come and go. As the baseball playoffs begin, the National Football League is boasting that one poll shows it is more than twice as popular as the national pastime.

Most hated sports: Violence, fake violence and gentility
Popularity polls come and go. As the baseball playoffs begin, the National Football League is boasting that one poll shows it is more than twice as popular as the national pastime.

Hundreds hunt early
THOMSON, Ga. - It was the biggest camp-out since Woodstock - and everybody had guns.

Fall is for fishing in Edisto
EDISTO BEACH, S.C. - The bobber bounced erratically along a ridge of oysters which jutted skyward from turbulent water.

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.

Panthers humiliate Falcons
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Falcons can say all they want about recovering from a 1-3 start to make the playoffs last year.

Panthers look to end futility against Atlanta
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When Michael Vick went down with a broken leg, Carolina fans everywhere scrambled to their schedules to see whether the Panthers would be facing the Atlanta Falcons without their star quarterback.

Pittsburgh keeps churning out NFL coaches
PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh no longer is the world's top supplier of steel, yet can't be matched when it comes to one prized and well-compensated export.

Fall is for fishing in Edisto

Picking golf's best presents a challenge

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
By last season, the seventh for ABC's "The Practice," this once-intriguing legal drama had become so desperately, predictably kookie it should have been sued for malpractice.

Faith Ford and Kelly Ripa find laughs in sisterhood on 'Hope & Faith'
NEW YORK -- In the first episode of ABC's new sitcom "Hope & Faith," the sisters wage a spirited food fight (mustard, ketchup, whipped cream, chocolate sauce) right in Hope's tidy suburban kitchen.

Faith Ford and Kelly Ripa find laughs in sisterhood on 'Hope & Faith'

Latest scareware from Konami a creepy delight

Williams: Holtz knows his team can hang with anyone
When it comes to analyzing his opponents, Lou Holtz gives little reason to believe a word he says.

Gamecocks lose 12th straight in Knoxville, this one in overtime
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- James Banks caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Casey Clausen in overtime Saturday night to give No. 8 Tennessee a 23-20 win over South Carolina.

Gamecocks lose 12th straight in Knoxville, this one in overtime

Williams: Holtz knows his team can hang with anyone

Gypsy wedding of the year stalled when bride bolts