'Treasures of a Lost Art' on view in Italian manuscript exhibit

Exhibit documents final year in Martin Luther King's life
PHILADELPHIA -- It's November 1967 and Martin Luther King Jr. is engaged in a deeply private moment.

Mature play is still funny

Book tells parents of Internet dangers
The Internet can be a dangerous place for children despite being a great resource, said Jamie Self, the director of social policy for the Georgia Family Council.

Exhibit documents final year in Martin Luther King's life

Book club's selection is motivational piece
The Read It! book club begins its second month with Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence, by Ben Carson.

Mature play is still funny
Considering her family abnormal, 13-year-old Li'l Bit, the lead character in Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive, wants to get away from them and from the 1960s Maryland countryside and see the world.

Book club's selection is motivational piece

'Treasures of a Lost Art' on view in Italian manuscript exhibit
NEW YORK -- In the bottom half of the image, the Virgin Mary sits looking at her son, while the baby Jesus reaches up to grab her clothing. In the top portion, there's an image of God raising his hand in benediction.

Book tells parents of Internet dangers

Umps announced for AL and NL playoffs
NEW YORK -- Bruce Froemming, John Hirschbeck, Ed Montague and Randy Marsh head the umpiring crews picked Monday by the commissioner's office for the first round of the American and National League playoffs.

A capsule look at the Red Sox-Athletics playoff series

Cubs, Red Sox start out as postseason darlings
Even before Pedro Martinez pitches or Sammy Sosa swings, there's a buzz about these playoffs. Baseball romantics, this really could be the year: Red Sox vs. Cubs.

A's look for first-round breakthrough against Red Sox

A capsule look at the Twins-Yankees playoff series

Twins top Yankees

A capsule look at the Red Sox-Athletics playoff series
A look at the best-of-five American League division series between the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics:

Cubs, Red Sox start out as postseason darlings

Bonds makes another go at World Series ring

Giants shut out Marlins

A capsule look at the Marlins-Giants playoff series

History says Twins are overmatched against Mussina, Yankees

Bonds makes another go at World Series ring
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds put to rest all the talk about his postseason failures last October. Now, there's only one thing left for baseball's most feared slugger to do: Win it all.

Kline escalates war of words with Cubs

A capsule look at the Marlins-Giants playoff series
A look at the best-of-five National League division series between the Florida Marlins and San Francisco Giants:

History says Twins are overmatched against Mussina, Yankees
NEW YORK -- All the numbers say the same thing: The Minnesota Twins are simply overmatched against Mike Mussina and the New York Yankees.

A capsule look at the Twins-Yankees playoff series
A look at the best-of-five American League division series between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees:

A's look for first-round breakthrough against Red Sox
OAKLAND, Calif. -- After three remarkable regular seasons and three first-round playoff exits, the Oakland Athletics have begun to wonder if they'll ever break through in October.

Twins top Yankees
NEW YORK -- Those pesky Minnesota Twins quickly put the big, bad Yankees in another postseason funk.

Giants shut out Marlins
SAN FRANCISCO -- Jason Schmidt aced another test.

Kline escalates war of words with Cubs
ST. LOUIS -- The regular season may be over, but the war of words between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals continues with St. Louis reliever Steve Kline saying he hopes Cubs right-hander Mark Prior "takes a line drive to the forehead and we never have to see him again."

Scott brought gentlemanly touch to police force

New law passed to block concert suicide
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The St. Petersburg city council passed a law Monday designed to scuttle a rock group's plans to feature an onstage suicide.

Tot recovering after spending 2 1/2 weeks alone
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 2-year-old girl left home alone for nearly three weeks while her mother served time in jail was recovering from malnutrition Tuesday after surviving on ketchup, mustard and dried pasta.

Odds and Ends
ARDMORE, Pa. -- Where do you hide a $729,000 Ferrari during rush hour?

Odds and Ends
PITTSFORD, Vt. -- Don't try telling trucker Stewart Devino there's no use crying over spilled milk.

Gorilla escapes from zoo, injuring toddler and 18-year-old
BOSTON -- A restless gorilla broke out of its zoo enclosure Sunday injuring a 2-year-old and a teenager before it was sedated and recaptured almost two hours later, according to zoo officials.

Big crowds expected for first two games at Turner Field

Cox leaves Blanco off series roster

Cox leaves Blanco off series roster
ATLANTA - There were no big surprises when Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox announced his National League Division Series roster Tuesday, although for the first time in years he didn't add a third catcher.

A capsule look at the Cubs-Braves playoff series
A look at the best-of-five National League division series between the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves:

Team looks to its future
ATLANTA - Since losing four straight World Series games to the New York Yankees four years ago, the postseason has rarely worked out the way it's scripted on Hank Aaron Drive.

Lovable losers take on perennial winners
ATLANTA -- On one side, it's the Chicago Cubs - those lovable losers, heroes to the downtrodden.

A capsule look at the Cubs-Braves playoff series

Lovable losers take on perennial winners

Team looks to its future

Braves fall short in Game 1

Big crowds expected for first two games at Turner Field
ATLANTA -- Here's a change: The Atlanta Braves are expecting sellout crowds for the first two games of their division series against the Chicago Cubs.

Braves fall short in Game 1
ATLANTA - From the dying days of spring to the last flush of summer heat, they were the premier team in the National League.

Gas prices see largest two-week plunge since 2001
CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Retail gas prices slid more than 10 cents per gallon over the past two weeks, the biggest drop in two years, a nationwide industry survey found Sunday.

Small businesses honored

Small businesses honored
The Augusta Metro and Columbia County chambers of commerce recognized their small-business owners of the year Tuesday.

Consumer confidence falls in September
NEW YORK -- Consumer confidence, which had rebounded in August, dropped more than expected in September, dragged down by a sluggish job market. The news helped send the stock market lower.

Latin Internet cafe new twist to Hispanic business trend
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- It's a place Latinos have been longing for and Americans may savor - that is, if they try the sweet, warm "coffee with milk."

Moderate weather helps Christmas tree crop
PITTSBURGH -- The Douglas firs and Colorado spruces at E-Mar Acres Tree Farm are looking tall and plush.

Consumer spending increases by strong 0.8 percent
WASHINGTON -- America's consumers - flush with tax cuts that left them with extra cash in their wallets - ratcheted up their spending by a strong 0.8 percent in August, helping to power an economic resurgence.

Business briefs
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Tuesday that metro Augusta's work force declined by 6,574 people during August as summer job seekers exited the labor market. The reduction, in turn, lowered the area's unemployment rate to 4.9 percent, down from 7.4 percent in July.

Do-not-call list is on again, for now

Money managers help keep elderly on track

Money managers help keep elderly on track
Unlike many adult children of elderly parents, Kathy Lightner didn't panic when she noticed both her mother and mother-in-law struggling to keep up with their daily affairs.

Do-not-call list is on again, for now
WASHINGTON -- The operators of the national do-not-call list are moving to prevent people from adding new numbers to the registry because of a convoluted legal battle that could stretch into next year, regulators said Tuesday.

Leaders to get honors at expo
The small-business owners of the year for the Augusta Metro and Columbia County chambers of commerce will be announced at a luncheon today.

Two trials in Wall Street's white-collar scandals get under way

Two trials in Wall Street's white-collar scandals get under way
NEW YORK -- Jury selection began Monday in two of the first Wall Street scandal cases to reach trial, with a former CEO accused of looting $600 million from his company and a banker accused of ordering the destruction of records sought by a grand jury.

Consumer spending increases by strong 0.8 percent

Moderate weather helps Christmas tree crop

UPS reaches distribution deal with Fujitsu

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - The Securities and Exchange Commission asked a federal judge on Monday to force Kenneth Lay, the former head of Enron Corp., to turn over documents the agency is seeking in its investigation of the business practices that led to one of the largest corporate bankruptcy filings in U.S. history.

UPS reaches distribution deal with Fujitsu
ATLANTA -- United Parcel Service has reached a deal to be the sole carrier of repair parts in North America for a key business unit of Japanese computer giant Fujitsu.

Clemson's Bowden tries to keep his team on even keel

Clemson's Bowden tries to keep his team on even keel
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson coach Tommy Bowden delivered the message in the excited aftermath of his team's most important win of the season at Georgia Tech two weeks ago - "We haven't arrived yet."

Buckeyes mend, practice on their week off

USC in unfamiliar territory following loss

ACC, Miami lawyers make case for dismissal

ACC, Miami lawyers make case for dismissal
ROCKVILLE, Conn. -- Attorneys for the Atlantic Coast Conference and Miami acknowledged Monday their clients have some business dealings in Connecticut, but say those contacts don't warrant being sued in the state over the ACC's expansion plans.

USC in unfamiliar territory following loss
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Southern California picked the wrong town and the wrong time for an early celebration.

Tuesday morning quarterback

Buckeyes mend, practice on their week off
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Almost halfway through the 2003 season, the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes take a week off to heal and prepare for what lies ahead.

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

Right to privacy left?
More than 50 million Americans have asked for protection. The Congress, and now the president of the United States, have stepped in to provide it. One wonders whether, if the use of U.S. troops were an option, President Bush wouldn't resort to that, too.

Oath is fine as is

Let's follow the rules
Ken Kraemer might still be Augusta Regional Airport director if one of the aviation board members who voted to fire him last month had properly followed a City Commission ordinance.

Desperate campaign

Another power grab

Let's follow the rules

Oath is fine as is
With illegal aliens still flooding across our borders, one would think immigration officials in the recently created Department of Homeland Security ought to have more important things to do than to water down the oath of citizenship. It's worked fine for 50 years, so why change it now?

Another power grab
The United States churns out lawyers like sausage factories churn out bratwurst. No wonder we have many more lawyers per capita than any other advanced country in the world.

Desperate campaign
The Democrats' new glamour-boy presidential candidate, Wesley Clark, is hopping mad at U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman for asserting that the retired general has taken "a journey of political convenience, not conviction." The Connecticut senator was referring to Clark's talk at a partisan GOP Lincoln Day dinner in Little Rock, Ark., just two years ago.

Pourhouse offers wings, cheap drinks
I could hear the lyrics to the popular George Benson song in my head the instant I stepped inside The Pourhouse Pub downtown and realized I was walking on Broadway. An enormous map of New York City covers the floor, with well-known streets and avenues, big yellow stars marking such places as Times Square and Madison Square Garden, and a huge red apple in the center that reads, "The Big Apple."

Standing ovations
Greek Festival 2003 will take place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 953 Telfair St. The festival will feature traditional Greek food, music, dancing and crafts. Admission is free. For more information, call 724-1087.

Dining out
Mini-reviews of area restaurants.

Elia Kazan, winner of two Oscars, dies at 94
NEW YORK -- Director Elia Kazan, whose triumphs included the original Broadway productions of "Death of a Salesman" and "A Streetcar Named Desire," and the Academy Award-winning film "On the Waterfront," died Sunday. He was 94.

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

Studio sued over 'Gentlemen' idea
LOS ANGELES - Two moviemakers say they were ripped off by a studio over an idea to rip off characters from classic literature for the movie The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Calendar
Here is a large list of things to do in the Augusta area.

Pumpkin season
Every year during October I receive at least one question from a neighbor, call from a friend or acquaintance or e-mail from a reader whose children are hounding them to cook a fresh pumpkin.

Don't let germs hitch a ride
Health authorities believe that by washing your hands you can help prevent a variety of ailments including the common cold and other infections.

Mom TV: Sleeping in
The school year brings with it a certain ritual, doesn't it? Not the Open House, the back-to-school shopping, or the ''My Summer Vacation'' papers... but the falling back into the same routines and patterns we've had before. In my house, you can think of it as Dad's hibernation.

Tiny bubbles
Isabella Water, right, and her grandmother Ille Waters enjoy making bubbles at the Arts in the Heart Festival.

From the editor
I love surprises. I dont get to many of them these days, but I love finding a way to surprise someone else.

Family scrapbook
Kellie Trulock of Augusta submitted this photo of her daughter Bella primping before her 1st birthday party.

Hot pursuit
Jaquan Williams tackles Jake McCormick during a football game at Lions Field. They play in the North Augusta Parks & Recreation Departments 7-8 year-old league.

Scary
Chances are that even if you arent asked at some point to make a Halloween treat youre going to want to. After all, Halloween has become an event that lasts most of October - and like Christmas starts in July.

A Dad's Point of View: Vacations with kids
Vacation sure isnt what it used to be. This fact was driven home during our recent family trip to a lovely island off the coast of South Carolina. I have only been a father for two years and dont think I was fully prepared for the many ways that vacation has changed.

Let's Go Team
Emore Campbell, cheerleader at Grovetown Middle School.

Savannah River Dance
Irish dancers perform at the Arts in the Heart Festival.

Stocks drop on two disappointing economic reports
NEW YORK -- Disappointing reports on consumer confidence and business activity in the Midwest sent stocks back into a downward slide Tuesday, leaving Wall Street with a loss for the month of September. But the market nonetheless ended a solid third quarter, with the Nasdaq composite index rising 10 percent for its fourth straight quarterly gain.

Number of uninsured rose by 2.4 million in 2002

Stocks trade higher following steep weekly losses

Stocks drop on two disappointing economic reports

Number of uninsured rose by 2.4 million in 2002
WASHINGTON -- An additional 2.4 million people fell into the ranks of the uninsured last year, according to Census Bureau estimates that show a second consecutive annual increase spurred by people losing coverage when they are laid off or their job benefits are cut.

Stocks trade higher following steep weekly losses
NEW YORK -- Wall Street rebounded Monday after three straight losing sessions as institutional investors did some end-of-the-quarter buying to dress up their portfolios. Technology stocks, hardest hit in last week's big drop, showed the biggest gains.

N.C. State winning despite bad defense
ATLANTA - As long as his team keeps winning, N.C. State coach Chuck Amato is willing to watch his defense get shredded.

Jackets will alter playbook to suit Ball
ATLANTA - Those expecting something radically different from the Georgia Tech offense when the Yellow Jackets play host to North Carolina State on Saturday are in for a disappointment.

Reprieve for Yellow Jackets, but no rest
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech managed to prevent its season from fading into oblivion, but there's no reprieve. Phillip Rivers is coming to town.

Reprieve for Yellow Jackets, but no rest

N.C. State winning despite bad defense

Jackets will alter playbook to suit Ball

It's still a young man's game

Callaway enters a new ball game

Langer committed to be captain, not player
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. -- European captain Bernhard Langer will consider playing in next year's Ryder Cup only if he finishes near the top of the standings.

Tiger goes back to the swoosh

Prize money reaches $7 million in WGC

It's still a young man's game
WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- The 40-and-older gang made it a clean sweep in September on the PGA Tour.

Langer committed to be captain, not player

Prize money reaches $7 million in WGC
THOMASTOWN, Ireland -- Prize money for the World Golf Championships will increase next year to $7 million, with a $1.2 million going to the winner.

Callaway enters a new ball game
When Callaway Golf decided five years ago to get into the golf ball business, its primary options were to build a plant or buy another company.

Tiger goes back to the swoosh
WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Tiger Woods changed drivers for the third time this year, returning to a Nike club that will be the largest he has ever used in competition.

Aquinas changes attitude

Pre-teen hoops phenom prepares for second year of varsity ball

Aquinas changes attitude
Aquinas junior Eric Stallings has undergone a major attitude adjustment since his freshman season.

Harlem faces big challenge against ranked opponent
Harlem can't make mistakes and win football games consistently. That comes directly from the mouth of Harlem coach Jimmie Lewis, whose team gets a massive test this Friday when it plays No. 7 Washington County at home.

Kicker chose college early
It's a rare trend for high school recruits. It's one Obi Egekeze decided to go with, though.

Heatley charged in crash that leaves teammate critically injured

Heatley charged in crash that leaves teammate critically injured
DULUTH, Ga. -- Dany Heatley, one of the NHL's top young stars and the Atlanta Thrashers' best player, faces reckless driving charges after his sportscar swerved off a two-lane road and careened into a wall at about 80 mph, breaking his jaw and critically injuring a teammate.

Enjoy full flavor of weekend's Greek Festival
There are two kinds of people, says Gus Portokalos in the hit film My Big Fat Greek Wedding: Greeks and those who wish they were Greek.

Scott brought gentlemanly touch to police force
Thirty years in this business, and only once did I ever encounter a public official with an open Bible on his desk.

ECHL season will open on time
The ECHL and the Professional Hockey Players Association agreed in principle to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement on Tuesday, ending four months of negotiations and a five-week long players' strike.

Investigators seek leads in fatal shooting
Authorities will set up roadblocks and pass out flyers this afternoon in an effort to find the killer of a 15-year-old Augusta student.

Mansour's to close Augusta store
Family retail chain Mansour's said today it's closing its 65,000-square-foot store at the Augusta Exchange shopping center because of weak sales.

Editorialists have forgotten past eight years
Regarding your Sept. 21 editorial, "Campaign is too long," I quote your lead-in paragraph, "....the United States is in the middle of an ugly presidential campaign with Democrat 'wannabes' attacking President George W. Bush at every turn. These aren't constructive, erudite criticisms of Mr. Bush's foreign and domestic policies." Carl Champlin, Aiken, S.C.

Thanks those who supported the 319th
To friends of the 319th Transportation Co. who donated supplies, time and money for our soldiers deployed in Kuwait and Iraq: I thank the many businesses, churches and private citizens who donated items and money... Teresa B. Kennedy, North Augusta, S.C.

We can do better for mental health patients in Augusta
Thanks to Dr. Kenneth McDonald, from the many thousands in the Augusta area who suffer from mental health conditions, for his letter of Sept. 18 ("Private hospitals abandon mental care"). I have known Dr. McDonald for over 40 years. His letter shows his genuine concern for those of us who suffer these conditions, with the closing of mental health units of local hospitals.

Common should stimulate business

Common should stimulate business
I was dismayed to read about the city banning the Farmers Market from the Augusta Common over resolvable issues. As customers find it more convenient to shop at major super centers, the abandonment of downtown becomes a major issue. LaDonna Foley, Martinez, Ga.

Same-sex unions, gay bishops godless
I must respond to Father Lewis P. Bohler Jr.'s letter of Sept. 23, "Decries character assassination." Robert Elliott's letter of Aug. 23, "Maintain tradition and moral integrity," was correct in chastising the Episcopal Church for "violating" the teachings of the Bible. By approving gay bishops and same-sex unions, the Episcopal Church has removed itself from God. Don Turner, Grovetown, Ga.

Judges' call on Do-Not-Call list frustrating
The National Do-Not-Call list that many of us signed onto out of frustration last summer has now been delayed due to some federal judges' rulings last week. I suppose this means that these scum can continue to pester us at home with their "phone spam" without even identifying themselves on the Caller I.D. that we had to install because of them - and they will be able to do it legally, too. Randy Potter, Augusta

Are Southerners losing identity?

'P.N. 03' - strange name, plenty of action

Survey says many single women over 40 date younger men

Italian adulterers are being revealed by their cell phones

Flat display produces some nice eye candy

Nasal flu vaccine aimed at erasing needle's sting

Mom TV: Sleeping in

Tiny bubbles

Seniors calendar

Scary

Savannah River Dance

Microsoft's new version of software aimed at living room

Don't let germs hitch a ride

Two studies dispute excessive homework claims

Let's Go Team

Hot pursuit

A Dad's Point of View: Vacations with kids

Minnesota grower bets the farm on a new type of apple

Family scrapbook

From the editor

Flat display produces some nice eye candy
Late middle age is a time when "eye candy" stops meaning "curvy and cute" and starts meaning "easy to see." If you spend much time on a computer, consider the flat LCD displays now coming into the realm of affordability.

Are Southerners losing identity?
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - For Dot Fleming, Southern Living isn't just the name of a magazine; it's a way of life.

Microsoft's new version of software aimed at living room
REDMOND, Wash. -- Couch potatoes, rejoice. Now you have even less reason to get up.

Nasal flu vaccine aimed at erasing needle's sting
For some people, the only thing worse than getting the flu is getting the flu shot.

Minnesota grower bets the farm on a new type of apple
CLEVELAND, Minn. -- In the apple business, everyone's looking for perfection - a crisp, sweet apple that grows in every climate, resists disease and stores well.

Survey says many single women over 40 date younger men
NEW YORK -- Demi Moore is not alone. Close to a third of unmarried American woman in their 40s through 60s who date are going out with younger men, according to one of the most sweeping surveys ever conducted on the dating habits and sex lives of mid-life singles.

Two studies dispute excessive homework claims
WASHINGTON - It's a troubling story: Public school pupils get so loaded with homework that they stress out and lose out on chances to be playful children.

Italian adulterers are being revealed by their cell phones
ROME -- Italy's love affair with text messaging is having an unexpected consequence: Cell phones have become a leading giveaway of secret affairs.

In the know
Easter is months away, but it's never to soon to start thinking about decorating the perfect egg.

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

In the know
Chocolate is synonymous with rich desserts, but what about breakfast, lunch and dinner?

'P.N. 03' - strange name, plenty of action
And now, the winner in the "Worst Name for a Videogame" category - Capcom, for "P.N. 03."

League, players reach new agreement

League, players reach new agreement
Four months of tenuous negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement and the first players strike in ECHL history are over.

Domestic violence laws faulted
AIKEN - South Carolina's dubious ranking as first in the nation for the rate of women murdered by men stems from the state's lack of toughness on domestic violence crimes, one state advocate group says.

Black lawmaker compares Perdue to Lester Maddox

Former Perdue staffer in Congress race
ATLANTA -- Dylan Glenn, a former staffer for Gov. Sonny Perdue, plans to announce his candidacy for Congress on Wednesday.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Denaisha Monai Cain, 3, of Augusta.

Young scientists get a head start

Columbia barber to the elite leads national group
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A 56-year-old Columbia barber who trims Lou Holtz, retired megabanker Hootie Johnson and governors has reached the top of his profession.

Radioactive materials safely shipped from central Pa. site
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators have safely shipped a "large" amount of radioactive material to South Carolina from a defunct floor-manufacturing plant in central Pennsylvania, officials said.

Diver's death prompts push for boating licenses
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Labor Day weekend death of a diver on the Cooper River has prompted his family, friends and other divers to push for changes in state boating laws, including requiring licenses for boaters.

Two indicted in slayings
A Richmond County grand jury indicted two Augusta men on charges of murder in separate cases Tuesday.

School centers offer class to parents as well as students
ATHENS, Ga. -- It's classtime at Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School, and in one of the portable trailers beside the school, Simon is saying orders, piggies are going to market and little Indians are being counted up and down.

Georgia flunks effort to reduce women smokers

Sanford wants more executive control of budget agency
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Managing the state's auto fleet and consolidating most of the State Budget and Control Board's administrative functions dominated Gov. Mark Sanford's budget hearing with the agency Monday.

Panel debates HOPE changes

Turner gives dour outlook of world events
ATLANTA -- Even while his three foundations continue to spend millions of dollars on environmental and health initiatives, Ted Turner told a newspaper group Sunday night he does not have an optimistic outlook for the future of the world.

Grant would cover most of new Walterboro veterans home
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Lowcountry is closer to getting a new, $28.6 million veterans home with the help of a federal grant that is expected to cover two-thirds of the cost.

Five unrelated shootings leave three dead, three wounded
ATLANTA -- Police on Monday were investigating five unrelated shootings in the Atlanta area over the weekend that left a pizza delivery worker, a motel employee and another man dead, and three other men wounded.

Librarians protest closing of college program
ATLANTA -- The state's only school for librarians may close, and librarians are arguing the program at Clark Atlanta University shouldn't go the way of paper card catalogs.

Atlanta smog down, but tougher tests ahead
ATLANTA -- The smog season ending Tuesday was one of the cleanest on record, with metro Atlanta recording only one day with severely unhealthy air.

Across Georgia and South Carolina
ATLANTA -A seven-vehicle crash shut down northbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Cobb County late Tuesday morning, with cleanup backing up traffic for miles until afternoon.

Train hits logging truck

Rants and Raves
ANOTHER RANT to the powers that be in the Augusta Richmond County Commission. If you ever wonder why the deputy sheriff that responds to your call is apathetic, uncaring or downright rude and just in a bad mood sometime - well, you get what you pay for. No raises in four years.

Victim's parents hopeful for trial in socialite killing case
ATLANTA -- Sixteen years after socialite Lita Sullivan was shot dead by a man posing as a flower delivery man, her parents are still waiting for her killer to be brought to justice.

Board fires teacher for not teaching class
An Alternative School teacher accused of refusing to teach a class was fired Tuesday night by the Richmond County Board of Education after a daylong, public hearing.

Former president opens new display highlighting his career in the Navy
PLAINS, Ga. -- Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, welcomed crew members of the Navy's newest nuclear attack submarine - the USS Jimmy Carter - to their hometown Monday as they opened a new display in their old high school that highlights his career in the Navy.

Hospital is named in list of top 100

Collins announces Senate bid
MARIETTA, Ga. -- Sounding conservative themes he hopes will lead him to victory in a crowded Republican field, U.S. Rep. Mac Collins officially launched his bid Monday to succeed Zell Miller in the U.S. Senate.

Mansour's to close Augusta store

Critics question state Medicaid contract
ATLANTA -- A $107 million state payment to a consulting firm is generating criticism of the bidding process through which the contract was awarded.

Peanut man preserves goobers for year-round goodness
TIGERVILLE, S.C. -- In the back room of a roadside fruit stand in northern Greenville County sits a state-of-the-art shrink-wrap vacuum-packing machine. Next to it, a vat of boiling peanuts.

Business group pushes SRS
AIKEN - A scarcity of new, big-ticket prospects for Aiken and Edgefield counties has forced the area's biggest industrial booster to place another bet on the future of a proven job source - Savannah River Site.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Faith Balliet, 6, of Augusta.

Judge postpones man's execution
ATLANTA - A judge issued a stay of execution Monday for a Richmond County murderer who initially asked for the death penalty.

Survivor pushes screening

Rallies attract hundreds
ATLANTA - Several hundred Christians outraged at recent legal challenges to the public display of the Ten Commandments rallied outside the Georgia Capitol on Monday, joined by state political leaders.

Caravan looks for supporters in S.C.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- More than 100 people gathered at South Carolina's Statehouse on Tuesday to rally support for displaying the Ten Commandments in courthouses and other public buildings.

Across the area
A man who escaped from Georgia Regional Hospital on Monday ending up spending less than 12 hours away from the facility.

Cox says new Georgia school curriculum will be world class
ATLANTA -- Back when she taught world history to 10th graders, Kathy Cox was expected to cover everything from the dawn of man to modern times in a single school year.

Review process begins
A panel of experts will be appointed within 30 days to investigate the Augusta-Richmond County Tax Assessor's office, a notice sent to the city department said, setting in motion a review that should wrap up before the end of the year.

Survivor pushes screening
AIKEN - Gail Whitney joined the slash, poison and burn club in 1997, and if she had it her way, no one else would get in.

Officials will not hasten project
With or without an amphitheater, Teresa Smith says, early construction on the widening of Windsor Spring Road most likely won't happen.

Hospital is named in list of top 100
For two years, MCG Health Inc. officials have been talking about benchmarks. Now they are one.

Fired YDC guard sues state
The recent turmoil at the Augusta YDC has sparked yet another lawsuit against the state, this one claiming that a guard accused of giving cigarettes to boys in custody was set up because he backed an outspoken subordinate in her fight against the Juvenile Justice Department.

Budget threatens panel on nurse shortage
ATLANTA - Georgia's shortage of nurses and other health care workers remains serious, but that doesn't mean a committee looking into how to solve the problem will escape the chopping block.

Rants and Raves
I AM AN EMPLOYEE who works at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. I work at the neo-natal intensive care unit. I am a nurse that's been working there for 11 years. I just want to give a rave to the staff, my co-workers in the unit for just being an inspiration to me in my life. They're the best crew, and it's the best place you could ever work.

Peanut man preserves goobers for year-round goodness

Tubes could cut waste costs

News you can use

Business group pushes SRS

Official suggests big-picture view
If you ask Abram Serotta, Augusta's next sales tax referendum is desperately seeking some leadership.

Rallies attract hundreds

Board fires teacher for not teaching class

Former president opens new display highlighting his career in the Navy

Official suggests big-picture view

Work nears end on canal boat

News you can use

School centers offer class to parents as well as students

House OKs swap of historic land

Diver's death prompts push for boating licenses

Across Georgia

Victim's parents hopeful for trial in socialite killing case

Kid of the day

Turner gives dour outlook of world events

Train hits logging truck
BEECH ISLAND - A CSX freight train collided with a logging truck at a rural crossing Tuesday, dragging the truck and its entrapped driver 400 feet, causing three engines and 10 empty cargo cars to derail and spilling 750 gallons of diesel fuel.

Across South Carolina

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OCT. 1, 1927 ATLANTA - "Golf means fellowship," Bobby Jones told a banquet of Georgia's elite yesterday. "It bridges the gap of generations. It is the only game I know where a father and his son may meet on exactly an equal basis; where the good player and the duffer may compete in the keenest terms."

Dozens of immigrant soldiers become citizens in all-military ceremony
ATLANTA -- Sgt. Cheryl Williams waited more than three years for this day to come.

Kid of the day

Five unrelated shootings leave three dead, three wounded

McConnell says Hunley crew won't lie in Statehouse

Schools' fiscal future is uncertain

State's top five financial officers announce deficit repayment plan
jCOLUMBIA, S.C. -- The state's top financial leaders say they have a plan to repay the $155 million deficit from fiscal year 2001-2002 and create greater spending discipline to ensure the state has a balanced budget.

Judge postpones man's execution

McConnell says Hunley crew won't lie in Statehouse
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The eight crewmen of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley will not lie in state in the South Carolina Statehouse, said state Sen. Glenn McConnell, the chairman of the Hunley Commission.

Immigrants' freedom ride stops in Georgia
ATLANTA -- A national bus tour advocating better treatment of immigrants stopped in Atlanta, with protesters adding the Spanish phrase "Si, se puede" - "Yes, we can" - to the civil rights anthem "We Shall Overcome."

Rants and Raves
I AM AN EMPLOYEE who works at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. I work at the neo-natal intensive care unit. I am a nurse that's been working there for 11 years. I just want to give a rave to the staff, my co-workers in the unit for just being an inspiration to me in my life. They're the best crew, and it's the best place you could ever work.

Georgia flunks effort to reduce women smokers
ATLANTA -- Georgia isn't doing enough to help women quit smoking, according to an organization that gives the state an "F" on a national report card on woman and tobacco.

Historic Macon eatery changing hands
MACON, Ga. -- Len Berg's, a Georgia dining institution since 1908, quietly changed hands last week.

Work nears end on canal boat
It took 2 1/2 years to build the Titanic, and even longer to create the first of the Augusta Canal's unique tour boats.

Black lawmaker compares Perdue to Lester Maddox
ATLANTA -- A black lawmaker labeled Gov. Sonny Perdue the most racially divisive governor since Lester Maddox on Tuesday, citing Perdue's removal of black department heads, his stand on the state flag and a proposal to tie HOPE scholarships to SAT scores.

Young scientists get a head start
Yellow caution tape cordons off the area around the door to the lab, while two security officers stand guard.

Seven-vehicle wreck shuts down I-75 North
ATLANTA -- A seven-vehicle crash shut down all northbound lanes of I-75 in Cobb County late Tuesday morning, with cleanup backing up traffic for miles until afternoon.

House OKs swap of historic land
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a land swap in which Fort Frederica National Monument will get 8.7 acres that might have been the home of Georgia's founder, while historic Christ Church Episcopal will get 6 acres for possible expansion.

Group's lawyer says ruling bars lawsuit
The attorney for the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority says former civic center Director Reggie Williams' breach of employment suit against the authority for firing him last year should not be heard.

News you can use
SEPT. 30, 1980 Workmen took the roof off Butler High School, and Mother Nature this weekend tried to turn it into a swimming pool.

ANIC lags in payment to city
The Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp.'s name shares space on a stone placard at the center of the Augusta Common with several other stakeholders that helped pay for or create the downtown park.

Panel debates HOPE changes
ATHENS, Ga. - A 20-member committee delving into the future of the Georgia HOPE Scholarship is two months away from recommending to legislators how the award can survive.

Unrelated call leads to drug arrest
A victim of an alleged home invasion found himself in jail after police discovered more than 100 marijuana plants in his Waynesboro house early Tuesday, officials said.

Author writes of loss of sister
ATHENS, Ga. - In life, Susan Hurley Harrison was known as a loving mother and sister, a business owner and a member of the Baltimore area's wealthy elite.

Official works to bring Lindbergh show to city
Just as Charles Lindbergh's historic trans-Atlantic flight was no small feat, Scott Loehr says, bringing the foremost exhibit on the aviator's life to Augusta would also be a big accomplishment.

Tubes could cut waste costs
KINGSLAND, Ga. - Officials in the southeast Georgia city of Kingsland say they have figured out a way to save taxpayers money when it comes to disposing of solid waste. Using a new technology known as geotubes, the city's solid waste is collected in porous tubes, which help evaporate moisture from the waste.

Across the area
Grovetown will likely hold a special election this year now that one of its city council members has resigned to run for an open seat on the Columbia County Board of Commissioners.

Across South Carolina
CHESTER - A weekend collision with a deer has killed a Chester High School student riding a four-wheeler.

Domestic violence laws faulted

Men are charged in death
Two Augusta men have been arrested in last week's drug-related killing on Kent Street, authorities said Monday.

Two indicted in slayings

Schools' fiscal future is uncertain
AIKEN - South Carolina's cash-strapped public schools are bracing for two events that could worsen their already grim balance sheets - a judge's ruling on a lawsuit that claims a wide educational gap between rich and poor districts and a legislative proposal to eliminate property taxes as a prime source of revenue.

State's top five financial officers announce deficit repayment plan

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The smog season ending last week was one of the cleanest on record, with metro Atlanta recording only one day with severely unhealthy air.

Exchange retailer to close its doors

Budget threatens panel on nurse shortage

Exchange retailer to close its doors
Mansour's will soon shut its department store at the Augusta Exchange shopping center, marking a high-profile departure from one of the area's busiest retail sites.

Cox says new Georgia school curriculum will be world class

Rants and Raves
ANOTHER RANT to the powers that be in the Augusta Richmond County Commission. If you ever wonder why the deputy sheriff that responds to your call is apathetic, uncaring or downright rude and just in a bad mood sometime - well, you get what you pay for. No raises in four years.

Investigators seek leads in fatal shooting

Across the area

Seven-vehicle wreck shuts down I-75 North

ANIC lags in payment to city

Doctors to study disease genetics

Former Perdue staffer in Congress race

Author writes of loss of sister

Upstate judge agrees to removal by high court
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- An Upstate municipal judge who heard cases in courtrooms he deliberately kept cold to punish people has agreed to quit because of a history of poor behavior on the bench, the state Supreme Court says.

Officials will not hasten project

Radioactive materials safely shipped from central Pa. site

Dozens of immigrant soldiers become citizens in all-military ceremony

Librarians protest closing of college program

Columbia barber to the elite leads national group

Across Georgia and South Carolina

Fired YDC guard sues state

Across the area

Doctors to study disease genetics
Doctors have long known that patients with diabetes are likely to develop kidney and heart problems. Now they are aiming to find out exactly why at the most minute level.

ACC seems intent on bungling expansion process
Subtraction by addition? That seems to be the Atlantic Coast Conference's mission.

Critical choice

New home-video releases

Critical choice
Here's what critics are saying about recent movie releases. See Friday's Applause section for theater listings and movie critic Roger Ebert's reviews of new movies.

New home-video releases
Here is a look at new home-video releases.

Dido tries to follow up smash success of her debut album
NEW YORK -- No one, including her music producer brother, paid much attention to Dido when she made her first album.

Dido tries to follow up smash success of her debut album

Music group settles 52 of 261 lawsuits over downloading songs
WASHINGTON -- The recording industry says it has settled 52 of the 261 suits it filed against Internet users accused of illegally permitting others to download music from their computers.

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

Friends, fans of Springsteen create personal appeal for charities

Music group settles 52 of 261 lawsuits over downloading songs

Childress letting Park go at the end of season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR owner Richard Childress said Tuesday he will not renew driver Steve Park's contract at the end of the season.

Sadler back in car after Talladega wreck

Judge rejects request to exempt Grand Prix from tobacco law
MONTREAL -- A judge rejected a request Tuesday by two businessmen who wanted the Canadian Grand Prix exempted from federal anti-tobacco legislation.

Newspaper takes Earnhardt autopsy photos case to high court
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A student-run newspaper asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to overturn a Florida court decision that restricts access to autopsy photos - a case stemming from the death of Dale Earnhardt in 2001.

Foyt to race in Kansas with cracked wrist
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- NASCAR driver Larry Foyt cracked his wrist in a wreck last weekend, but still plans to compete Sunday at Kansas Speedway.

Foyt to race in Kansas with cracked wrist

Newspaper takes Earnhardt autopsy photos case to high court

Sadler back in car after Talladega wreck
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Elliott Sadler was back in his race car Tuesday, just days after a frightening accident at Talladega Superspeedway.

Storm Kate downgraded from hurricane status
MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Kate weakened from hurricane status early Tuesday and was not a threat to land as it slowed down in the far eastern Atlantic, forecasters said.

Storm Kate downgraded from hurricane status

Juan hits Canada's eastern coast with winds and torrential rains
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- Hurricane Juan lashed Nova Scotia with winds and torrential rains, killing at least one person and knocking out power to thousands before being downgraded to a tropical storm early Monday as it churned toward Prince Edward Island.

Juan hits Canada's eastern coast with winds and torrential rains

Vail police ordered to give 911 records to Bryant's attorneys

Vail police ordered to give 911 records to Bryant's attorneys
EAGLE, Colo. -- In a victory for Kobe Bryant's attorneys, a judge Monday ordered Vail police to turn over records of 911 calls made from the home of the woman who accused the NBA superstar of rape.

Jim Harrick joins Nuggets as scout and consultant
DENVER -- Jim Harrick is back in basketball, hired Monday by the Denver Nuggets as a scout and coaching consultant.

MNF: Packers top Bears

Panthers staying grounded after 3-0 start

Panthers sign Jenkins to $31 million, five-year extension

Favre aging but how old?

Falcons linebacker returns from four-game suspension

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Overtime

It might be time for the old standbys on U.S. team

Tyson seeks dismissal of assault charge

Overtime

Injured Clijsters could miss next tournament

Greenbrier notches 200th win

Overtime
The Augusta City Amateur tournament will not be played at Forest Hills Golf Club this year, as the club had hoped.

Tyson seeks dismissal of assault charge
NEW YORK -- A lawyer for Mike Tyson sought the dismissal Tuesday of misdemeanor assault charges filed against the former heavyweight champion after a brawl with two men at a Brooklyn hotel.

Greenbrier notches 200th win
It ended appropriately enough with Greenbrier junior pitcher Kristan Glover striking out the side for the fourth time in the game to beat Thomson 7-0 on Tuesday night.

It might be time for the old standbys on U.S. team
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Versatility and depth got the U.S. women this far. Now, they'll probably need the old standbys to advance further in the World Cup.

Overtime
There will be a benefit hockey game at 8 p.m. tonight at August Ice Sports Center on 1249 Augusta West Parkway, with the Chicks with Sticks from the center's women's adult hockey program playing against selected players from the 8-10-year-old House League Squirt teams.

Injured Clijsters could miss next tournament
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Kim Clijsters' sprained ankle could force her to miss next week's tournament in Filderstadt, Germany, an event where Justine Henin-Hardenne can overtake her for the No. 1 ranking.

Pre-teen hoops phenom prepares for second year of varsity ball
DUMFRIES, Va. -- At age 11, Kendall Marshall already was playing varsity basketball for his high school.

MNF: Packers top Bears
CHICAGO -- New Soldier Field or old Soldier Field, it makes little difference. Ahman Green, Brett Favre and the rest of the Green Bay Packers just love to play the Chicago Bears.

Falcons linebacker returns from four-game suspension
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons linebacker Keith Newman returned to the team Monday after a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on substance abuse.

Favre aging but how old?
CHICAGO -- Brett Favre getting old? Could it be the leader of the Green Bay Packers has become a graybeard less than two weeks before his 34th birthday?

Panthers sign Jenkins to $31 million, five-year extension
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers signed Kris Jenkins to a five-year, $31 million contract extension Tuesday, a deal that locks up their starting defensive line through at least 2007.

Falcons struggling without Vick
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons started 1-3 a year ago and still made the playoffs, but that hardly seems likely this season - especially with Michael Vick out at least two more games.

Panthers staying grounded after 3-0 start
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The celebration in Carolina was over Monday. The Panthers know all too well how easily a 3-0 start to the season can quickly go awry.

ACC seems intent on bungling expansion process

FX cancels Orlando Jones' late-night talk show
NEW YORK -- The FX network has pulled the plug on "The Orlando Jones Show," making it a rough week for cable TV talk shows.

Kelsey Grammer wants to revive last season of "Frasier"

ETV starts the South Carolina Channel
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Cable television has brought viewers music channels, the Weather Channel and the Learning Channel. Now, there is the South Carolina Channel.

TV viewers aren't rushing back to their favorites with new season

New cable network to target auto enthusiasts

ETV starts the South Carolina Channel

Kelsey Grammer wants to revive last season of "Frasier"
NEW YORK -- There's a lightness to Frasier's step these days.

Chef Ming Tsai blends East and West in new show
MILFORD, Mass. -- Celebrity chef Ming Tsai thinks a banana split is probably the world's best food.

Chef Ming Tsai blends East and West in new show

New cable network to target auto enthusiasts
DETROIT -- Add 24-hour car coverage to the list of cable channels hoping to find a new niche.

"Sex and the City" will move to basic cable next year

WB network sets succession plan for network after Kellner exits
NEW YORK -- Jamie Kellner, who helped start the WB television network and plans to retire next June at the end of its eighth season, on Monday appointed three of his closest aides to run it after he leaves.

TV viewers aren't rushing back to their favorites with new season
NEW YORK -- Television viewers didn't exactly rush to their sets to catch up on old favorites during the first week of the new season.

"Sex and the City" will move to basic cable next year
NEW YORK -- An edited version of HBO's "Sex and the City" will be moving to basic cable next year.

Elia Kazan, winner of two Oscars, dies at 94

Standing ovations

Extras, extras

Pourhouse offers wings, cheap drinks

Dining out

Cooper's status remains unclear

Pumpkin season

Calendar

Shockley content with his position
ATHENS, Ga. - The once much-hyped, highly touted prep quarterback thought about the most recent much-hyped, highly touted prep quarterback and briefly let his guard down.

Georgia's Milton could return to starting job against Tide
ATHENS, Ga. -- When Georgia coach Mark Richt said last week that the tailback who did the best job blocking in practice would be the starter against Alabama, he didn't expect his best blocker would be a part of the competition.

Cooper's status remains unclear
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's leading rusher, Michael Cooper, might miss Saturday's game with Alabama.

Holtz: Gamecocks belonged on field with Tennessee
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina coach Lou Holtz gave his players until Monday morning to feel down about their overtime loss at Tennessee.

South Carolina earns award

South Carolina earns award
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The academic support and life skills program at the South Carolina athletic department has been honored by the 1-A Athletic Directors Association.

Holtz: Gamecocks belonged on field with Tennessee

Goshen head pro plans champions tournament
Goshen Plantation Golf Club co-owner and head pro Spike Kelley has come up with an amateur tournament he hopes will determine the top male, female and senior golfers in the Augusta area.

Battle of the bands

Question of the week

Parents disapprove of black boyfriend

Time to play

Question of the week
Here's this week's question:

Audio best

Audio best
Associated PressWeekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Reality TV crosses line for appropriate dating
Reality TV has been pushing the limits of decency and taste since people began competing to marry a complete stranger in order to get their money. Sadly, TV producers keep devising more degrading experiences to draw the fascination of the masses. The reality dating genre abounds with such horrors.

Battle of the bands
You can choose the top songs of the week in the Battle of the Bands. The winners will be announced next week and will come back at a later date to take on a new challenger.

Xtreme calendar
Life for Rent, the new CD from Dido, is out today. The movies 2 Fast 2 Furious and Bend It Like Beckham are out on VHS and DVD.

Teens urge communication
Teens feel their parents don't understand them, Sherrie Gilford said, and that makes it difficult for both to communicate.

Your style

Time to play
Jonathan Rachal, a senior at Hephzibah High School, has been playing video games since he was 5. He's seen the Nintendo give way to the Super Nintendo, the rise of the PlayStation and the arrival of the Xbox.

School 'nerds' break stereotype

Parents disapprove of black boyfriend
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My boyfriend is black, and my parents don't like it. What should I do?

Xtreme calendar

School 'nerds' break stereotype
Four years of high school have taught me many things. I now know there's not a swimming pool on the roof of school (or an elevator for that matter); the hard new lifestyle of high school is neither hard or new like I had been warned; you do not have to take showers in gym class that require you to be in the nude (actually you only shower if you want to); and there are no nerds. Correct - no nerds.

Your style
THE FACTS: Laurie Bell, 17, a senior at T.W. Josey Comprehensive High School

Reality TV crosses line for appropriate dating

Tot recovering after spending 2 1/2 weeks alone

Gorilla escapes from zoo, injuring toddler and 18-year-old

New law passed to block concert suicide

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Odds and Ends