Giants hoping to contain Pierre, Castillo as series shifts to Miami

Visions of 1999, 2001 keep teams on edge
BOSTON -- There are nine guys in the Boston clubhouse who know firsthand how to overcome a 2-0 deficit in the opening round of the playoffs

Marlins top Giants in 11 innings

Red Sox fail to score in key situations
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Boston's most dangerous hitter is 1-for-8 with two strikeouts and has stranded seven baserunners.

Marlins pitch to Bonds early, not late
MIAMI -- Barry Bonds got an opportunity in extra innings. It wasn't enough for the San Francisco Giants.

Zito dominant in A's win
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Barry Zito showed the importance of a good night's rest.

Yankees tie series at 1

Giants hoping to contain Pierre, Castillo as series shifts to Miami
MIAMI -- The first two games of the playoffs have shown the San Francisco Giants how to beat the Florida Marlins: by keeping Juan Pierre and Luis Castillo off base.

Yankees, Clemens hope to beat Twins in deafening dome

Yankees tie series at 1
NEW YORK -- Now that's more like what New York fans expect from a postseason game at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees, Clemens hope to beat Twins in deafening dome
MINNEAPOLIS -- The New York Yankees will turn to Roger Clemens in a big game, possibly for the final time.

Red Sox fail to score in key situations

Marlins top Giants in 11 innings
MIAMI -- Ivan Rodriguez made the San Francisco Giants pay for their squandered opportunities and defensive blunder.

Marlins pitch to Bonds early, not late

Zito dominant in A's win

Sticky notes keep office communication flowing

That's the way a cookie crumbles
LONDON - Why does a cookie crumble? Using a laser beam to closely monitor the fault lines of cookies emerging from an oven, a doctoral student appears to have figured out how bakers can stop disappointing their customers by shipping crumbled cookies. In fact, the discovery could result in the perfect cookie.

Teens primp pigs for annual swine competition
ROME, Ga. -- The sound of clippers whirring and the scent of baby oil filled the air backstage, as prize pigs were primped and pampered for their big moment in front of the judges.

Odds and Ends
SULTAN, Wash. -- An animal rights group's plan to free 10,000 mink from a farm turned deadly after many of the emancipated mustelids became cannibals while others went on a carnivorous feeding frenzy.

Odds and Ends
BERLIN, Conn. -- Hurricane Isabel brought unholy high winds and lashing rain to the East Coast. It also dumped something almost biblical on Connecticut.

Atlanta's big bats go quiet in playoffs
CHICAGO -- After sizzling in the regular season, the Atlanta Braves' high-powered offense is fizzling in the playoffs.

Braves freeze at Wrigley
CHICAGO - What began as a matchup for the ages - 23-year-old Chicago Cubs right-hander Mark Prior vs. 37-year-old future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux - took its place among the memorable postseason games for the ages.

Cox: Two innings for Smoltz a no brainer

Atlanta's big bats go quiet in playoffs

Maddux is up against Cubs' cub

Braves freeze at Wrigley

Maddux is up against Cubs' cub
CHICAGO - A great pitcher? Atlanta's Greg Maddux deserves the acclaim. The trouble is, that description hasn't been applied in reference to him for several years.

Cox: Two innings for Smoltz a no brainer
CHICAGO -- Though John Smoltz spent much of September on the disabled list with a sore elbow, Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox said he didn't hesitate to use his closer for two innings in Game 2.

Unemployment rate holds at 6.1 percent in September

Unemployment rate holds at 6.1 percent in September
WASHINGTON -- The nation's unemployment rate held steady at 6.1 percent in September as businesses added to payrolls for the first time in eight months, suggesting a turnaround in the weak job market.

Consumer demand, tight supplies spurring beef prices
WICHITA, Kan. -- Driven by drought and the mad cow scare in Canada, market prices for beef have reached new highs.

Business briefs

Business briefs
Electric equipment distributor Graybar Electric Co. Inc. announced a new logo and brand strategy that reflects its increased focus on supply chain logistics and service.

Auctions provide swift sales

Business briefs
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford and Commerce Secretary Bob Faith met Thursday with textile businessman Roger Milliken and other industry representatives to discuss Chinese trade practices before an upcoming trip to the country.

Prevented by hurricane, laid-off workers get around to filing claims

Unemployment rate holds at 6.1 percent in September
WASHINGTON -- The nation's unemployment rate held steady at 6.1 percent in September as businesses added to payrolls for the first time in eight months, suggesting a turnaround in the weak job market.

Trade commission imposes tariffs on some Canadian wheat exports

Trade commission imposes tariffs on some Canadian wheat exports
WASHINGTON -- The United States imposed a 14 percent tariff on some Canadian wheat imports on Friday in response to complaints from North Dakota wheat growers.

VeriSign agrees to suspend search service

Customers ask for healthier meals
The weirdest order Donald Taylor ever saw was for a cheeseburger, hold the burger.

Consumer demand, tight supplies spurring beef prices

Prevented by hurricane, laid-off workers get around to filing claims
WASHINGTON -- New claims for unemployment insurance moved higher last week as laid-off workers who had been prevented from filing because of Hurricane Isabel finally made it into state offices to apply for benefits.

Unemployment rate holds at 6.1 percent in September

Auctions provide swift sales
Going once. Going twice. Sold.

Customers ask for healthier meals

VeriSign agrees to suspend search service
NEW YORK -- The Internet's key traffic cop bowed to pressure Friday and agreed to suspend a new online search service blamed for such side effects as disabling junk e-mail filters and networked printers.

Tigers attacking down field

Tigers attacking down field
CLEMSON, S.C. -- There's a happy call back in Clemson's playbook this year - "Go long."

Valdosta State transfer linebacker has knack for finding end zone
VALDOSTA, Ga. -- In four games this season for the Blazers, Dee Williford has touched the ball twice and he's scored twice. Valdosta State would like to get Williford more carries, but there's a small problem.

College football picks
Coming into the season, Kansas State's trip to Texas was supposed to be one of the big games to decide who would play in the Sugar Bowl.

Miami pulls of great escape
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Miami needed four late touchdowns to beat Florida, several turnovers to put away East Carolina and a last-minute field goal to edge lowly West Virginia.

Tigers, Volunteers reheat old rivalry
AUBURN, Ala. - For 35 years, it was a bitter rivalry of postgame snubs, thrilling comebacks and win-or-else stakes - and then it faded.

Tigers, Volunteers reheat old rivalry

Game of the week
Alabama (2-3, 1-1 SEC) at No. 11 Georgia (3-1, 1-1 SEC) WHERE: Sanford Stadium, Athens, Ga.

Game of the week

A teacher's rage
The nation has a No Child Left Behind law. Now maybe it needs a No Teacher Left Behind law.

Political boomerang

A teacher's rage

Danger to women
South Carolina is the nation's most dangerous state for women to live, according to the latest study by the Violence Policy Center, a Washington, D.C., non-profit agency. Women are more likely to be killed by a man there than in any other state.

Danger to women

Political boomerang
The politics of personal destruction is underway in California, but the last-minute smear campaign against Arnold Schwarzenegger is so transparent that it's questionable whether it will have any effect.

Fighting back

Fighting back
Throughout the South, the battle to allow the Ten Commandments on public property is picking up steam.

Local artists have fun horsing around
For two local artists, participating in the Horseplay project meant channeling the spirits of Matisse and Michelangelo.

Standing ovations
The Sacred Heart Cultural Center will present a screening of the 1926 silent film classic Ben-Hur today at 7:30 p.m. in the great hall at the cultural center, 1301 Greene St. Accompanying the movie will be theater organist Ron Carter, playing the film's original score. Tickets are $10 general, $25 VIP (includes refreshments and recliner seating). For more information, call 826-4700.

Boshears SkyFest celebrates a century of flight
The Boshears Skyfest, which opens today, will include some historical perspective.

Concert calendar
Here's a list of concerts in the area.

Many factors determine museum exhibitions
Just days before being unveiled for the public, the paintings that comprise the Morris Museum of Art's Tennessee painters exhibition sit in varying degrees of readiness in the museum's galleries and corridors. Some have found their spots on neutral colored walls, while others sit on the floor or in heavy packing crates, waiting for a nail to call their own.

19-year-old pilot will perform aerobatics at air show
Gazing out the bay windows at Augusta Aviation, Jamail Larkins quietly takes in the muffled bustle of takeoffs and landings at Daniel Field. He smiles as he recalls his earliest experiences at the airport that, for much of his life, has been his field of dreams.

Applause calendar
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Club calendar
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a sampling of specials and entertainment at area nightclubs.

Video watch
JUST OUT: 2 Fast, 2 Furious, Bend It Like Beckham, Boat Trip and Better Luck Tomorrow

Wall Street could be range-bound for remainder 2003

Stocks advance on encouraging employment report
NEW YORK -- Wall Street extended its winning streak into a third day Friday after the Labor Department announced that businesses had added new jobs for the first time since January.

Wall Street could be range-bound for remainder 2003
NEW YORK -- Wall Street typically enjoys a strong performance in the fourth quarter, but analysts say the coming three months might be an exception. That's because the market doesn't usually go into the final quarter having already rallied for six months.

Mortgage rates down again this week
WASHINGTON -- Rates on benchmark 30-year mortgages dropped for the fourth week in a row, good news for people thinking about refinancing their home mortgage.

Stocks advance on encouraging employment report

Fishing report
Augusta area fishermen have so many resources to make their pastime enjoyable.

Guilbeau defends Mr. Clark Hill title

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

Fishing tournament news

Fishing report

Guilbeau defends Mr. Clark Hill title
Mike Guilbeau of the Evans Bassmasters will defend his Mr. Clark Hill bass fishing title when the 31st annual tournament gets under way Saturday on Thurmond Lake.

A yam by any name is sweet to grow
Popeye can rightly say "I yam what I yam," but a sweet potato cannot. Some people use the word yam for moist-fleshed sweet potatoes, but the true yam is a totally different vegetable grown for centuries in Africa.

Insects are dining on birch leaves
Q: Worms are eating the leaves on my river birch tree. What are they and what can I do about it?

Insects are dining on birch leaves

Georgia Southern turns to backup quarterback against FIU
Florida International University coach Don Strock is an expert on backup quarterbacks, so he says he won't expect any letdown when it faces a Georgia Southern offense operating without starting quarterback Chaz Williams Saturday.

Wolfpack's Rivers sees promise in Jackets' Ball
ATLANTA - One will hold all of the Atlantic Coast Conference's passing records by the time he finishes college. The other is just trying to learn the plays on his wristband, struggling through his first season.

Coach puts new spin on offense
ATLANTA - For the record, Chan Gailey is not throwing away his playbook or tossing out the plays Georgia Tech has run all season

Rivers impressed with what Ball's accomplished
ATLANTA -- Philip Rivers got a quick start on his career at North Carolina State, joining the Wolfpack for spring practice a few weeks after he graduated from high school.

Georgia Southern turns to backup quarterback against FIU

Rivers impressed with what Ball's accomplished

Wolfpack's Rivers sees promise in Jackets' Ball

Coach puts new spin on offense

Sergio surges into the lead

Tiger thrives against dwindling list of challengers
WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Baked greens and thick rough were troubling enough Friday at the American Express Championship. Even more daunting was Tiger Woods pulling away from a world-class field without breaking a sweat.

Sergio surges into the lead
WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Sergio Garcia prefers playing the tough courses, where par is a good score and he doesn't have to worry about being left behind whenever he misses a putt.

Golf briefs
Former South Aiken star Matt Hendrix shot 3-under-par 69 to take the individual lead and pace No. 1 Clemson to a five-shot lead after one round of the Carpet Capital Collegiate at The Farm in Rocky Face, Ga.

Golf briefs

Tiger signs corporate deal with Accenture
WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Tiger Woods is going corporate, agreeing to an endorsement deal Friday with Accenture in his first business-to-business partnership.

Late save keeps Tanaka on top at Southern Farm
MADISON, Miss. -- Hidemichi Tanaka saved par after hitting his tee shot into the water on No. 17 and finished with a 6-under 66 to share the lead after the first round of the Southern Farm Bureau Classic on Thursday.

Huston takes control at Southern Farm Bureau with another 66
MADISON, Miss. -- John Huston shot his second straight 66 Friday and held a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the Southern Farm Bureau Classic.

Huston takes control at Southern Farm Bureau with another 66

Late save keeps Tanaka on top at Southern Farm

Tiger thrives against dwindling list of challengers

Spartans' time has arrived

Field goal gives Greenbrier victory in final seconds

Wardlaw remains unbeaten

Gregg finishes Musketeers

Some extra kick

Prep football scores

Hawks run past Bulldogs

Williston-Elko gets easy victory over Wagner-Salley

Mistakes doom Josey

Silver Bluff is back in control of region

Key matchups

Yellow Jackets stumble early, can't rally

On the air

Early burst enough for Screven

Spartans have fun, win

Surprises meet tonight in Region 5-A

Blackville-Hilda rolls past North

Player of the week

On the air
Here is a radio broadcast schedule for this weekend's area prep football games.

Player of the week
This week's area prep football player of the week is Westside senior Duane Gregg.

Mistakes doom Josey
There was so much hope at halftime as Josey stormed to the locker room pumping their fists to the homecoming crowd at White Road Stadium.

Wardlaw remains unbeaten
LAKE CITY, S.C. - Unbeaten Wardlaw Academy scored 20 first-quarter points, and then cruised in for a eight-man football victory over Carolina.

Spartans' time has arrived
Glenn Hills coach Felix Curry said it's not a question of talent. His team has that. It's a question of intensity.

Thomson records second shutout
THOMSON - How good is Thomson? After losing starting running back Antwan Johnson to a sprained ankle last weekend, the Bulldogs still dominated region rival Burke County.

Hawks run past Bulldogs
HARLEM, Ga.- Washington County's combination of speed, power and depth, rolled through Harlem like a freight train Friday night as the seventh-ranked Golden Hawks opened Region 3-AAA play with a convincing 72-0 victory over the Bulldogs.

Rebels' early rush is enough
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Kevin Weaver rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries as the Rebels hung on for an important win to open Region 5-AAA.

Yellow Jackets stumble early, can't rally
By the time North Augusta finally got its offense moving - a scant 35 minutes into Friday's home contest - Northwestern had taken a 21-point lead.

Early burst enough for Screven
REIDSVILLE, Ga. - The Gamecocks kept Tattnall County off the board until the final 25 seconds and won its 18th straight game on the road.

Surprises meet tonight in Region 5-A
The 5-0 record and the Region 5-A domination by Williston-Elko hasn't really surprised coach Justin Gentry. But he didn't know the Blue Devils would be this good.

Prep football scores
Scores from Friday's prep football games.

Key matchups
Here are capsule looks at this weekend's key area prep football matchups.

Midland Valley falls to Brookland-Cayce
LANGLEY, S.C. - Maurice Odom scored three touchdowns and ran for 125 yards in Brookland-Cayce's Region 5-AAA victory.

Some extra kick
Maybe the secret to Obi Egekeze's success as a place-kicker is that he doesn't practice with goal posts.

Spartans have fun, win
Following Glenn Hills' 26-13 defeat of Lakeside, Spartans coach Felix Curry jumped around in a circle of players.

Silver Bluff is back in control of region
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - Cancel those plans to crown a new Region 5-AA champion. Don't write the obituary just yet.

Field goal gives Greenbrier victory in final seconds
One Greenbrier place-kicker broke his leg earlier this season, and in Friday night's Region 3-AAAA battle at the Brierpatch, another one broke Hephzibah's heart.

Gregg finishes Musketeers
The dazed expressions on the faces of Richmond Academy's players and coaches could be easily explained Friday night:

Blackville-Hilda rolls past North
NORTH, S.C. - Marcus Allen had three first-quarter touchdowns - the final one a 75-yard punt return - as the Fighting Hawks rolled to an easy win.

Williston-Elko gets easy victory over Wagner-Salley
WILLISTON, S.C. - Rafael Bush ran for 251 yards and five touchdowns as the Blue Devils stayed unbeaten with a region victory over War Eagles.

Thrashers acquire goalie
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers acquired goaltender Jani Hurme from the Carolina Hurricanes Friday for a fourth-round pick in the 2004 NHL entry draft, according to Thrashers general manager Don Waddell.

Thrashers acquire goalie

Sticky notes keep office communication flowing
How does the American workplace communicate?

Saturday shooting leaves one dead
Richmond County authorities are investigating a fatal Saturday shooting near 15th Street in which one man died, officials said.

Augusta unfriendly to businesses
The powers that be seem baffled and mystified that property values are down in Richmond County and so they have called for an investigation of Sonny Reece, the tax appraiser. Allen W. Johnson, Augusta

Community needs to know of orthopedic volunteers

Give Rep. Norwood credit for listening

Iraqi oil falsehood perpetrated by 'Chronicle'

Iraqi oil falsehood perpetrated by 'Chronicle'
This is my comment on the Sept. 19 editorial, "Consider it a loan," about money the president plans on asking Congress for to pay for reconstruction in Afghanistan and Iraq. Anton Soosaipillai, Grovetown, Ga.

Give Rep. Norwood credit for listening
It has become common to deride politicians for being in the pocket of "special interests" and ignoring the wishes of average citizens. Recently, however, U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., proved again that he is not a typical politician. Ben Harbin, Evans, Ga.

Community needs to know of orthopedic volunteers
Regarding The Chronicle's Sept. 28 editorial, "Escaping injury": LeRoy R. Fullerton Jr., M.D., Augusta

Founders' intent for education isn't carried out
In her Sept. 25 letter, "Judicial tyranny at issue in Alabama," Ruth Johnson made an interesting point about the judicial activism of Justice Hugo Black's 1947 ruling, which mentions the "wall of separation" between church and state. Mr. Black based his infamous ruling on a mistaken interpretation of the Founders' intent. Frank N. Densmore, Augusta

Stop passing debt to next generation

Stop passing debt to next generation
There are grave concerns about the economy, the federal budget deficit and the national debt. Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

For many photographers, film is preferred over digital
No doubt, digital photography is "hot," or "way cool" as my 12-year-old son would say. Seems as if a day doesn't go by that I don't read about a new digital camera, scanner, inkjet printer (or inkjet paper or ink), new digital accessories or new digital-imaging software programs.

Lynx open camp this weekend

Lynx open camp this weekend
The new owners are in place, the players' strike is over, and the telephone in coach Stan Drulia's office is buzzing.

Veteran makes return with Lynx
The Augusta Lynx have signed three players, including defenseman Martin Lapointe, and added eight more to the training camp roster.

2 charged with trafficking
A man with an expired license who rolled through a stop sign in Monetta was arrested on drug-trafficking charges after a search of his car turned up cocaine and nearly $5,000, authorities said Thursday.

Across the area

Former camper sues Citadel, camp counselor
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A camper who attended The Citadel's summer camp has sued the state military college and a former counselor alleging he was sexually abused by the counselor in 2001.

Army sergeant wins $150 million jackpot
ATLANTA -- A U.S. Army sergeant on leave from South Korea claimed the $150 million jackpot on Wednesday in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery.

News you can use

Flag borrowed from restaurant returns from Middle East
POOLER, Ga. -- An American flag borrowed from a local restaurant by troops from the Georgia Air National Guard was returned after six months in the Middle East.

Trailer blaze

Researcher: Atlanta not a Mecca for most blacks
ATLANTA -- Atlanta does not live up to its reputation as the land of opportunity for blacks, a Clark Atlanta University study concludes.

Kroger decision delayed
Homeowners who live near a proposed Kroger shopping center and its developers will have to wait to hear the Columbia County Planning Commission's verdict on the project.

Alabama man pleads guilty to Medicare fraud in S.C.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. -- Harry M. Clark gained lots of attention in the late 1980s when he built a 22,000-square-foot home in Montrose that overlooked Mobile Bay.

Across South Carolina
ROCK HILL - Piedmont Medical Center has the highest average charges among a group of 10 similar hospitals in the region, according to the hospital's 2003 annual report to York County.

NAACP sues Lexington 3 school district over elections
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Lexington District 3 faces a lawsuit from an NAACP branch about the way school board members are elected.

News you can use
OCT. 3, 1934 The Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals will clash today on ground far removed from Augusta, but The Chronicle has completed arrangements whereby dramatic descriptions of the World Series games will be brought to every Augustan.

South Carolina airports have fewer security screeners
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina's airports have fewer security screeners than they had earlier this spring.

Proposed USC-affiliated hotel hits snag with Justice Department
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Plans to build a hotel affiliated with the University of South Carolina have hit a snag as officials wait for approval from the U.S. Justice Department to include a federal training center in the deal.

News you can use

Dormant fund attracts interest
ATLANTA - A fund created 11 years ago to link rural doctors and educators with faraway experts was raided by a little-known state board Friday to pay for upgrades to the state's accounting software.

Student's experiment brings green to roof

Young still on the fence about Senate bid

Governor's panel could study island

Volunteer works to preserve Gwinnett County's buried past

Across Georgia

Democrat Young rejects bid for Senate
ATLANTA - Former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young ruled out a U.S. Senate bid Friday after testing the waters for months, sending Georgia Democrats on a new scramble to find a top candidate for the seat being vacated by Sen. Zell Miller.

Former leaders differ on policy strategies

8th-graders get broad test of abilities
Sara Oland only has to walk a few blocks away from Grovetown Middle School to begin her eighth-grade project.

Lowcountry Head Start denies misusing taxpayer
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The agency that operates Head Start in three Lowcountry counties has denied it misspent $10.5 million in taxpayer money during the past five years.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Bobby Thomas Samples Jr., 9 months, of Evans.

Transportation Department to launch SmartRide commuter trial
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The state Transportation Department will begin offering free bus rides Monday to Columbia commuters from four Midlands counties as it begins trials of its SmartRide project.

Class teaches abstinence
Multiple partners. Genital herpes. Emotional consequences.

A time for children

8th-graders get broad test of abilities

Collision kills federal prison employee

Democrat Young rejects bid for Senate

Rants and Raves
I AM CONCERNEDabout the heavy backpacks the kids have to take to school. When back problems begin to show up in a few years, who is going to be responsible

Governor's panel could study island
ATLANTA - More than a year after a legislative study committee was created to plan the future of state-owned Jekyll Island, a commission formed by Gov. Sonny Perdue is being asked to tackle it instead.

A time for children
Jessica Judd, an intern at the Medical College of Georgia's Children's Medical Center, sits with patient Nicole Washington and cartoon character Caillou at an event for the city's annual Children's Week.

Man gets 20-year sentence

Waiting for start
Pre-K pupils Cameron Barnes (left) and Azjozon Crawford wait for activities to start at Jessye Norman Amphitheater.

Rants and Raves
PUT ARTS IN the Heart back where it was under the shade of those old trees, where there is color and atmosphere. The sterile, sun-baked environment of this last one should not be continued next year.

Aviators to be honored with fly-over at Skyfest
BELVEDERE - Ed and Leslie Johnson would have been right in the thick of today's Boshears Skyfest.

Working for the weekend
It might be autumn, but festival season is in full bloom.

Sponsor weighed for '04 primary
COLUMBIA - The advertising executive running South Carolina's Democratic Party sees corporate logos on ballots as one way of helping his cash-strapped organization put on the first-in-the-South presidential primary.

Schools increase security
Superintendent Charles Larke said Thursday there is a potential gang problem in some Richmond County schools, leading him to put the district on "heightened alert."

Flag borrowed from restaurant returns from Middle East

Girl heads to rehabilitation

Alabama man pleads guilty to Medicare fraud in S.C.

Trial date set for science fiction writer arrested on sex charges
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A trial date has been set for Nov. 3 for a science fiction editor and convention founder who allegedly molested two teenage brothers in separate incidents in 2000.

Worker ousted in audit

Sanford asks S.C. Education Lottery to make small cuts

Trailer blaze
Members of the Bath Volunteer Fire Department hose down the remains of a double-wide trailer on Pinecrest Drive in Belvedere.

Across Georgia

Man gets 20-year sentence
A man convicted of assaulting his live-in girlfriend and slamming her head into a wall was sentenced Friday to the maximum penalty.

School battles heavy problem
As the problem of childhood obesity grows and interest in physical education shrinks, Curtis Baptist School is trying something new.

Judge jails woman for motel stabbing
A woman accused of stabbing a man after he grabbed her when she wouldn't have sex with him was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday.

Across Georgia
POWDER SPRINGS - Cobb County police killed a Douglasville man in an exchange of gunfire after he set a fire in the house of his teenage daughter's ex-boyfriend, authorities said.

Former leaders differ on policy strategies
ATLANTA - Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and ex-German Chancellor Helmut Kohl said Friday that the United States needs to return to the kind of international cooperation and consultation that ended the Cold War more than a dozen years ago.

Trial date set for science fiction writer arrested on sex charges

Columbia County leaders attempt to gain hospital
Columbia County officials said they have begun talks with Augusta hospitals about attracting a facility to their county. But Augusta administrators say they have not told the county they are interested in building a hospital there.

Proposed USC-affiliated hotel hits snag with Justice Department

Kid of the day
Dylan Cole Mills of Hephzibah is today's kid of the day.

South Carolina airports have fewer security screeners

Seminar fails to appease resident

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The state Department of Natural Resources will receive more than $1 million to preserve wetlands and upgrade equipment from the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.

Student's experiment brings green to roof
ATHENS, Ga. - Students strolling on the University of Georgia's South Campus may have seen something odd this week: a truck pouring dirt on a low-lying roof connecting the Science Library and the Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center.

Event honors town's culture
BURNETTOWN - Southern is as Southern does.

Across the area
A man accused of killing a 20-year-old man in July pleaded innocent before a Richmond County Superior Court judge Friday.

Sponsor weighed for '04 primary

Eatery delights Augusta workers
The Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building smells more like a Waffle House than a courthouse these days.

Transportation Department to launch SmartRide commuter trial

Columbia County leaders attempt to gain hospital

Aviators to be honored with fly-over at Skyfest

Class teaches abstinence

Lowcountry Head Start denies misusing taxpayer

Parents want more space at Patriots Park

News you can use
Maj. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr., new commanding general at Fort Gordon, was officially welcomed to the post at a parade and review yesterday.

Volunteer works to preserve Gwinnett County's buried past
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Phyllis Davis has spent the past 12 years looking for the dead.

Complaint issued for Perdue's site
ATLANTA - An ethics-in-government watchdog is accusing Gov. Sonny Perdue of using his state-funded Internet site for political purposes.

Jackson's widow supports shared name for airport
ATLANTA -- The widow of former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson said Thursday she wants the city's airport to be named "Hartsfield-Jackson," softening a previous stance that would have completely replaced ex-Mayor William Hartsfield's name with that of her late husband.

Waiting for start

Man gets 15 months in Army contract scam
ATLANTA -- A businessman who took hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Army for steel shipping containers he never made was sentenced to 15 months in prison Thursday.

Man makes hobby out of handicap
DOUGLAS, Ga. - Many people look at a working hobby as something to fall back on. James Walden has one he can lean on.

Young still on the fence about Senate bid
WASHINGTON -- Former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young is keeping Democrats guessing about his plans for a Senate bid, telling several Thursday that he is "in the process" of preparing a campaign, a day after close friends said he was leaning against running.

Complaint issued for Perdue's site

Seminar fails to appease resident
NEW ELLENTON - The federal government told Edwin "Tink" Sanders and his family they would be reimbursed for their property. The country needed it to build bombs and battle communists, they were told.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The widow of former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson said Thursday she wants the city's airport to be named Hartsfield-Jackson, softening a previous stance that would have completely replaced ex-Mayor William Hartsfield's name with that of her late husband.

Across the area
An Evans woman was indicted by a Columbia County grand jury Thursday in connection with $79,000 in missing funds from a neighborhood association.

Across South Carolina

Worker ousted in audit
ATHENS, Ga. - A supervisor at an Athens-based mental health agency has been suspended while state authorities investigate allegations she stole tens of thousands of dollars from mentally disabled clients.

Collision kills federal prison employee
AIKEN - A uniformed employee of the Federal Correctional Institute in Edgefield was killed Friday in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 25 in southern Edgefield County. The crash temporarily shut down the road during rush-hour traffic.

Girl heads to rehabilitation
When Jeannie Tucker flew into Augusta in July with her daughter, she didn't know whether she would lose the critically ill Valdosta girl.

Rants and Raves
I AM CONCERNEDabout the heavy backpacks the kids have to take to school. When back problems begin to show up in a few years, who is going to be responsible

Sheriff arrests three on machine possession
Three Martinez convenience store owners are free on bond after being charged in connection with the possession of video poker machines.

Dormant fund attracts interest

Across the area

Parents want more space at Patriots Park
Frustrated soccer moms - and dads - are asking Columbia County officials for more park space to relieve overcrowding at existing facilities.

Four women arrested in theft
Augusta authorities have arrested four women they say tried to take at least two U.S. government checks from residential mailboxes Wednesday.

Sanford asks S.C. Education Lottery to make small cuts
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Gov. Mark Sanford says he doesn't approve of a state lottery but since it's here, it should be as efficient as possible.

Kid of the day

School battles heavy problem

Saturday shooting leaves one dead

Golf just not on Georgia's mind
WOODSTOCK, Ga. - If you wondered what happened to all the empty seats that were once so familiar at Atlanta Braves postseason games and Atlanta Falcons home contests, they've been found at the remote intersection of Fulton and Cherokee counties.

At the Movies: 'Lost in Translation'
This should be the last time we have to refer to Sofia Coppola in terms of her famous father.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater location through Thursday. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, check out augusta.com/movies.

At the Movies: 'Out of Time'

At the Movies: 'The School of Rock'
If ever a movie deserved to be a colossal, demographic-busting hit, it's "The School of Rock," a nearly miraculous comedy about a fifth-grade rock band with just the right mix of structure and spontaneity, sweetness and subversion.

At the Movies: 'Wonderland'

At the Movies: 'Wonderland'
It seems inevitable that one day, a movie will come along that's more repulsive than "Wonderland." But for now, this exploration of a 1981 quadruple homicide linked to porn star John Holmes is as icky as it gets.

At the Movies: 'The School of Rock'

Mini reviews

At the Movies: 'Out of Time'
If last year's "John Q" proved anything, it's that Denzel Washington's colossal charisma can elevate a mediocre movie with an outlandish plot to hit status.

Johnson takes pole
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Jimmie Johnson said there will be a downside to breaking the track record at Kansas Speedway on Friday afternoon.

Johnson takes pole

Waltrip wins Busch pole for second straight year at Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Michael Waltrip won his second straight Busch series pole at 3-year-old Kansas Speedway with a record-setting qualifying run Friday.

Tropical storm Larry builds while nearing Mexico
VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico - Residents in the gulf coast state of Veracruz braced for floods, high tides and punishing rains Friday as a strengthened Tropical Storm Larry edged closer to land.

NASA targets next fall for next shuttle flight

Hurricane Kate strengthens in Atlantic Ocean
MIAMI -- Hurricane Kate strengthened in the open Atlantic Ocean but posed no immediate threat to land early Thursday, while Tropical Storm Larry stalled in the southern Gulf of Mexico.

Defense loses bid to have Kobe Bryant's accuser testify

Defense loses bid to have Kobe Bryant's accuser testify
EAGLE, Colo. -- The woman who accused Kobe Bryant of rape will not have to testify during the NBA star's preliminary hearing next week, a judge ruled Thursday.

Duckett likely to again lead Falcons running attack

As a starter, Delhomme faces old team

Carolina receiver upset over contract status

Former Georgia Tech coach returns with Vikings

Gross fined $5,000 for hit against Atlanta

Smith no longer mad at Panthers

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Holyfield tries to show time hasn't passed him by

U.S. women show their physical side

Ankle injury forces star colt to retire

Limbaugh says he resigned from ESPN job to protect advertisers, employees

Overtime

Overtime
Dan Snyder of the Atlanta Thrashers remains unconscious and in critical condition at Atlanta's Grady Hospital, where he has undergone two hours of surgery for a severe brain injury suffered as a passenger in a high-speed car crash Monday night.

Ankle injury forces star colt to retire
Leading Horse of the Year contender Mineshaft was retired Friday because of a minor ankle injury and won't run in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

Overtime
Former South Aiken star Matt Hendrix shot 3-under-par 69 to take the individual lead and pace No. 1 Clemson to a five-shot lead after one round of the Carpet Capital Collegiate at The Farm in Rocky Face, Ga.

Limbaugh says he resigned from ESPN job to protect advertisers, employees
PHILADELPHIA -- Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh said Thursday he resigned as an ESPN sports analyst to protect network employees from the uproar over critical comments he made about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb.

U.S. women show their physical side
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Karl Malone has nothing on Abby Wambach. Kevin McHale has nothing on Cindy Parlow.

Holyfield tries to show time hasn't passed him by
LAS VEGAS -- In the two decades he has toiled in the ring, Evander Holyfield has fought brilliant fights, known great moments, and captured the hearts of millions of boxing fans.

Carolina receiver upset over contract status
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Steve Smith lashed out at the Carolina Panthers on Thursday for allegedly calling him a "marginal receiver" while discussing contract options.

Gross fined $5,000 for hit against Atlanta
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina right tackle Jordan Gross was fined $5,000 by the NFL on Thursday for a hit against the Atlanta Falcons.

Limbaugh: 'Amazing' that remarks about black quarterback were controversial
PHILADELPHIA -- Rush Limbaugh told his radio audience Friday that he is amazed at the controversy over his comments about a black quarterback, but did not comment on reports that he's being investigated for illegally buying prescription drugs.

Former Georgia Tech coach returns with Vikings
When George O'Leary leads his Minnesota Vikings defense onto the Georgia Dome field Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, he thinks the crowd will hardly notice.

Pro Picks
Rarely can a game in the fifth week be described as "big."

Duckett likely to again lead Falcons running attack
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- A rare positive for the Atlanta Falcons offense last week was the strong running of T.J. Duckett, who can be expected to again play a lead role when the Falcons play the Minnesota Vikings Sunday.

Vick not ready to practice, but says he wants to jog Saturday
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Michael Vick threw the football lightly Thursday for the second straight day, but the Atlanta Falcons' star quarterback says his injured right shin is still too tender for him to practice.

Smith no longer mad at Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Steve Smith did his best Friday to keep the peace in Carolina, dropping the grudge he was holding against the Panthers over contract negotiations.

As a starter, Delhomme faces old team
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jake Delhomme didn't make a strong first impression on New Orleans Saints coach Jim Haslett.

Dolly Parton's sister speaks out on abuse

Hope, faith based on God's miracles will never disappoint
If our hope is based on the mighty acts of God, such as the Exodus from Egypt and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, then we have a hope that will not disappoint.

Amid current controversy, Jewish scholar takes a fresh look at Jesus' life and death
"Some literary scholars have suggested that the Holy Bible would have been a better read if they had left the New Testament out," said Deborah Solomon in posing an interview question in The New York Times Magazine. (She didn't say which scholars, or explain why she thinks Mary Magdalene was "Christ's girlfriend.")

Lecture explores evolution and faith
Wars over evolution prove only one thing to Fred Silva - scientists and theologians don't talk to each other much.

Faith digest
Awana fall leadership training will open at 8 a.m. today at Abilene Baptist Church, 3917 Washington Road. Registration is at 7 a.m. The cost is $20. For more information, call 869-1774.

Troupe plans musical drama based on Genesis
After touring Georgia and the Carolinas the past four years with I, Mary, Carol Rezzelle is gathering tips on sword-fighting - to stage angelic battles in her Enopion Theatre Company's first project, Creation.

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

Churches navigate privacy rules
Sister Laura Ann Grady of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church has her own David-and-Goliath story to tell.

Dolly Parton's sister speaks out on abuse
Just days before being unveiled for the public, the paintings that comprise the Morris Museum of Art's Tennessee painters exhibition sit in varying degrees of readiness in the museum's galleries and corridors. Some have found their spots on neutral colored walls, while others sit on the floor or in heavy packing crates, waiting for a nail to call their own.

Golf just not on Georgia's mind

Director left rich film legacy

NASA targets next fall for next shuttle flight
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA is targeting next fall for its next space shuttle launch, saying there are too many post-Columbia repairs to fly any sooner.

Applause calendar

Boshears SkyFest celebrates a century of flight

19-year-old pilot will perform aerobatics at air show

Standing ovations

Many factors determine museum exhibitions

Club calendar

Local artists have fun horsing around

Dye picks Georgia this time
This year, Pat Dye is man enough to say he thinks Georgia will beat Alabama.

Dogs can erase pains from LSU

Georgia hopes healthy Gibson can spark offense
ATHENS, Ga. -- It may not be a shock that Georgia ranks only 70th in the nation in scoring offense.

A look at Saturday's Alabama-Georgia game
Site - Sanford Stadium (92,058), Athens, Ga. Kickoff - 3:30 p.m. EDT.

Tide's Jones comes home
The drive from Waynesboro, Ga., to Athens, Ga., is about two hours.

Dogs can erase pains from LSU
ATHENS, Ga. - Initially, the post-game scene in the locker room was one of utter deflation and devastation.

Harrison adjusts his attitude
ATHENS, Ga. - There was no evidence of a mean streak when Arnold Harrison sat down for lunch earlier this week, his plate piled high with enchiladas, pork and potatoes.

Tide's Jones comes home

Harrison adjusts his attitude

Georgia hopes healthy Gibson can spark offense

Dye picks Georgia this time

Director left rich film legacy
Elia Kazan, the famed stage-and-screen director who died Sunday, was a man of contradictions - quietly thoughtful and wildly theatrical. He made left-leaning movies that dealt with race and politics while testifying against his peers before the House Un-American Activities Committee. He believed the craft of acting was far more important than a performer's box-office numbers, yet he was responsible for making actors such as Marlon Brando, James Dean and Warren Beatty the icons they are today.

Odds and Ends

That's the way a cookie crumbles

Odds and Ends

Hope, faith based on God's miracles will never disappoint

Faith digest

Faith and fellowship calendar

Troupe plans musical drama based on Genesis

Amid current controversy, Jewish scholar takes a fresh look at Jesus' life and death

Churches navigate privacy rules