Terrorism takes stage in Clancy's new novel
After a dozen novels (The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger among them), Tom Clancy can still create a plot that keeps readers turning the pages.

The man behind the puppets of 'Avenue Q'
EAST ORANGE, N.J. -- Two stars of the Broadway musical "Avenue Q" await curtain time in an upstairs dressing room. One is animated and expressive, the other more reserved.

Arts calendar
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Detail keeps Grisham's book in game

Detail keeps Grisham's book in game
There's little in John Grisham's latest departure from courtroom drama that Bruce Springsteen didn't already say in the first verse of Glory Days and the chorus of My Hometown.

Terrorism takes stage in Clancy's new novel

The man behind the puppets of 'Avenue Q'

Arts calendar

Yanks' Clemens baffles Twins

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.

Rodriguez, Marlins send San Francisco packing
MIAMI -- Ivan Rodriguez caught the throw from left field on one hop, stepped in front of the plate and braced for a collision.

Marlins pitch to Bonds early, not late

Rodriguez, Marlins send San Francisco packing

Marlins top Giants in 11 innings

Red Sox force Game 4

Yankees, Clemens hope to beat Twins in deafening dome

Red Sox force Game 4
BOSTON -- The Red Sox may have found an opponent more unlucky in the playoffs than they are.

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

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

Yanks' Clemens baffles Twins
MINNEAPOLIS - Warming up in the bullpen, Roger Clemens heard the taunts from Twins fans: This was it for the Rocket.

Study sponsors usually agree with the findings

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.

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.

Braves freeze at Wrigley

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.

Atlanta's big bats go quiet in playoffs

Braves keep hopes alive
CHICAGO - When Atlanta Braves pitcher Russ Ortiz was named the starter on three days' rest for Game 4, you could hear the shrinks, cynics, and assorted other wiseguys suggesting manager Bobby Cox needed his head examined.

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.

Braves keep hopes alive

Sheffield says he's "50-50" for Game 5

Sheffield says he's "50-50" for Game 5
CHICAGO -- Atlanta Braves slugger Gary Sheffield hopes to play Sunday in Game 5 of the NL playoff series against the Chicago Cubs.

Always plan trade-show strategy before event
A few years ago, I suggested to a client that he exhibit at an upcoming trade show. He reacted angrily and said he had been to the show before, and that it was a waste of time and money.

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.

Unemployment rate holds at 6.1 percent in September

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

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.

Business calendar
Wednesday: University of South Carolina Aiken Small Business Development Center workshop on opening and running a successful business 9-11 a.m.; Business & Education Building, Room 140. Topics include setting up your business and effective business plans. Call (803) 641-3646 or e-mail SBDC@usca.edu to register.

Retiring workers to leave jobs open

Trade commission imposes tariffs on some Canadian wheat exports

Intermodal train use cuts need for trucks

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.

Callaway enters game by acquiring Top-Flite

Callaway enters game by acquiring Top-Flite
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.

Cold calling can be simple

New currency will hit Augusta market this week
The old greenback won't stay very green for very long. Starting Thursday, the Treasury Department begins releasing new $20 bills that feature background hues of blue and peach.

New currency will hit Augusta market this week

Retiring workers to leave jobs open
NEW YORK - Not so long ago, Paul Kazmierczyk was underemployed as a steelworker. But by the time he's finished with nursing school in a few years, he's likely to have more job offers than he knows what to do with.

Business calendar

Customers ask for healthier meals

Pocket change

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.

Always plan trade-show strategy before event

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.

Cold calling can be simple
NEW YORK - Cold calling is one of company owners' most dreaded aspects of doing business. Having to make phone call after phone call with few, if any, results, can feel like an exercise in futility.

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.

Intermodal train use cuts need for trucks
ATLANTA - The sound of trains was unusually absent along the two tracks that normally carry many of the 2 million rail cars that pass through the city each year.

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: Martin Marietta Aggregates

VeriSign agrees to suspend search service

Unemployment rate holds at 6.1 percent in September

Campaign builds on toothpick
JUST PICKIN': Augusta Commission 8th District candidate Robert Buchwitz said last week's account in City Ink about him speaking at the Richmond County Democratic Party breakfast with a toothpick in his mouth has put teeth in his campaign.

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

Clemson falls to Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Scott McBrien threw three touchdown passes as Maryland beat Clemson 21-7 Saturday for its fourth straight victory.

Clemson falls to Maryland

Tigers attacking down field

ACC-SEC roundup

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

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.

Ole Miss chews up Gators in Swamp
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The great Ron Zook experiment at Florida endured another harsh blow, this time from Mississippi and Eli Manning, who finally got his family into the win column at The Swamp.

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.

ACC-SEC roundup
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Wali Lundy ran for 129 yards and a career-high three touchdowns as Virginia pounded North Carolina 38-13 Saturday, extending the Tar Heels' home losing streak to nine.

Ole Miss chews up Gators in Swamp

Game of the week

Top 25 roundup
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Nathan Chandler threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as No. 23 Iowa rallied from an early 14-point deficit to beat No. 9 Michigan, 30-27, on Saturday.

Tigers, Volunteers reheat old rivalry

Top 25 roundup

College hoops pioneer will get lifetime award

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.

Get a GRIP!
Atlanta's media and politicians are mad as Hades and they're not going to take it anymore. They claim they're getting gypped by GRIP.

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.

Political boomerang

Get a GRIP!

SAT shouldn't decide HOPE
As demand outstrips supply for lottery revenues to fund HOPE scholarships, a 20-member committee is looking at ways for the Georgia legislature to make savings without damaging the spirit of the program.

SAT shouldn't decide HOPE

Danger to women

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.

Wall Street could be range-bound for remainder 2003

Stocks advance on encouraging employment report

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.

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.

Georgia Southern win too close for comfort
STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern has more national championships than Florida International's football program has wins.

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.

Jackets garner respect
ATLANTA - The underdog, under-respected, looked-down-upon Georgia Tech football team showed up Saturday afternoon at Bobby Dodd Stadium equipped with an innovative offensive strategy, a stellar defensive game plan and a challenge from its head coach to "Prove it."

Georgia Southern win too close for comfort

Georgia Southern turns to backup quarterback against FIU

Wolfpack's Rivers sees promise in Jackets' Ball

Jackets garner respect

Golf briefs

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.

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.

Golf capsules
WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Tiger Woods finished with a 1-under 69 Saturday that cut his lead at the American Express Championship down to two strokes.

Huston takes control at Southern Farm Bureau with another 66

Tiger thrives against dwindling list of challengers

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.

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.

Wardlaw remains unbeaten

Williston-Elko gets easy victory over Wagner-Salley

North Augusta hopes to learn from its mistakes

Mistakes doom Josey

Field goal gives Greenbrier victory in final seconds

Gregg finishes Musketeers

Swainsboro stays unbeaten

Spartans have fun, win

Hawks run past Bulldogs

Blackville-Hilda rolls past North

Prep football scores

Yellow Jackets stumble early, can't rally

Silver Bluff is back in control of region

Early burst enough for Screven

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

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.

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.

Jefferson County squeaks past Laney
There were two celebrations at ARC Stadium on Saturday night.

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

North Augusta hopes to learn from its mistakes
OK, let's get the obvious out of the way. For the first 35 minutes of Friday's North Augusta-Northwestern game, the Yellow Jackets were - and I'll try to be diplomatic here - awful.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

Swainsboro stays unbeaten
HINESVILLE, Ga. - Albert Webb rushed 34 times for 242 yards and two touchdowns as eighth-ranked Swainsboro remained undefeated.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Study sponsors usually agree with the findings
Here's a shocker: College students continue to drink heavily, despite being told of its hazards.

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

End of world does not go by our calendar
In response to Pastor J.F. Rodgers Sept. 18 letter, "The end of the world is sooner than you think": Here are some other ideas. Anthony Meeds, Graniteville, S.C.

Give Rep. Norwood credit for listening

Bus schedule complaint telling of parent

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

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.

Bus schedule complaint telling of parent
In a letter that appeared in The Chronicle on Sept. 29 ("Upset by child's bus transportation"), Donna Inglett complained about school bus schedules which caused her child to miss breakfast at school. She wanted others who have experienced the same problem to join her in complaining to the Richmond County school transportation department. Betty Stepler, Aiken, S.C.

End of world does not go by our calendar

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

In the know

Places to take a fall drive

Confront tip thief in tipper's presence

Home front

Summerville Tour of Homes takes guests back in time

Summerville Tour of Homes takes guests back in time
Behind the wrought-iron-and-brick gate at 2204 Kings Way, you might not expect to find a treasure trove of history. But inside the walls of Russell and Dorothy Moores' classic Spanish Colonial home in Summerville, there are countless reminders of days gone by.

Places to take a fall drive
Change is coming. You can feel it in the air. Rest assured, you're not the only one who's noticed that the sun is lower in the sky, the air is crisper and the winds are colder. The most complex, colorful ritual trees go through is well under way, and if you make a break for the regions northeast of us, you can still bear witness to an explosion of color. Make haste though, because the leaves that form this year's post cards will be next year's compost before you know it. Here are a few suggestions.

Confront tip thief in tipper's presence
Dear Carson: I am a very good waitress at a local steakhouse. Recently I was shocked when, after a member of a dinner party put down money while specifying that it was for my tip, another member of the party took it. She looked me straight in the eye as she put it into her handbag while her friend's back was turned. I don't want to appear ungrateful for the money they left. After all, any addition to my $2.13 per hour wage is helpful. However, is there any politeway to address such a situation? It felt like stealing. - Wordless Waitress

In the know
Is your front yard more Martha Stewart than Eddie Munster? Do you prefer fake spiders to old-fashioned hay bales?

Golf, spa breathe life into Asheville inn
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - It took 12 years of persistence, a new spa and a reluctant architect to get the golf course at the Grove Park Inn - designed by Donald Ross - the attention it deserved.

Home front
Tours of six upscale homes and a boat cruise of Lake Oconee are offered at The Many Faces of Reynolds from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Reynolds Plantation at Lake Oconee in Greene County. From Augusta, take Interstate 20 west to Exit 130. Take Georgia Highway 44 southwest to Reynolds Plantation.

Lynx camp schedule and roster

Lynx open camp this weekend

New-look Lynx prepare for to answer questions

Lynx camp schedule and roster
The schedule and roster for the Augusta Lynxs' 2003 training camp.

New-look Lynx prepare for to answer questions
Miserable hockey and a circus off the ice have defined the Augusta Lynx the past two seasons.

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.

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.

Pets and prayers

Show returns to Daniel Field

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

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Nakayla Skrine of Augusta.

Student's experiment brings green to roof

Festival patrons get taste of Greece in short trip
Douglas Brannon and Charles Long made the trip from Duluth, Ga., to Greece in three hours Saturday. They only had to come as far as Augusta.

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.

First Friday works to overcome violence
What a difference a year makes. One year ago this weekend, every available sheriff's deputy in Richmond County was called downtown to respond to an outbreak of violence on the streets, hours after Augusta's monthly First Friday festival had ended.

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

Farmers begin peanut harvest
WILLISTON, S.C. - For a peanut farmer, perfection comes in a dimpled, bright, yellow-white shape, a figure-eight shell without spots or blemishes.

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.

Serious horseplay
Eleanor and Tom Gallagher show off their carriage skills at Katydid Farms in Aiken.

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.

Pets and prayers
The Rev. Cynthia Taylor, the pastor of the Church of the Holy Comforter, reads a prayer during the Blessing of the Animals in front of Savannah Rapids Pavilion.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Man gets 20-year sentence

Serious horseplay

Across South Carolina
BLUFFTON -Federal prosecutors have dropped a case against a former Bluffton postmaster accused of dumping mail.

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.

School battles heavy problem

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.

Across the area

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.

8th-graders get broad test of abilities

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

Parents want more space at Patriots Park

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.

News you can use

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

Across the southeast
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -U.S. Rep. Cass Ballenger blames the breakup of his 50-year marriage partly on the stress of living near a leading American Muslim advocacy group that he and his wife worried was so close to the U.S. Capitol that "they could blow the place up."

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 the area

Sponsor weighed for '04 primary

NASA launches Clemson University students' research

Study: Fewer blacks trust state government

Trailer blaze

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.

A time for children

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

UGA president repays foundation
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia President Michael Adams reimbursed the University of Georgia Foundation for the costs of a luncheon he held after the May 2002 UGA School of Law commencement.

Farmers begin peanut harvest

Across the area
A Hephzibah woman told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that a man who pulled up near her to ask directions exposed and fondled himself early Saturday.

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.

Aviators to be honored with fly-over at Skyfest

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

News you can use
OCT. 5, 1972 Dr. Justine W. Washington, a Paine College professor, qualified yesterday to seek the Fourth Ward seat on the Richmond County Board of Education, making a two-way race out of three of the four seats to be filled during the November election.

Collision kills federal prison employee

Children have fun on walk to school
Walking along with his book bag slung across his back, Wesley Mores spooned up a piece of chocolate pie for breakfast.

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.

Hardy festival full of look-alikes
HARLEM - The 15th annual Oliver Hardy Festival kicked off Saturday with a film festival, street vendors, live entertainment, dancing, skits, a Laurel and Hardy look-alike contest and visitors from all over crowding along North Louisville Street.

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.

Across Georgia

Across Georgia

Columbia County leaders attempt to gain hospital

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.

Kid of the Day

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

Police seek shooting suspect
Richmond County authorities are searching for an Augusta man wanted in a fatal shooting Saturday near 15th Street, officials said.

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.

Waiting for start

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.

Governor's panel could study island

Health officials point to outside source for hepatitis outbreak
ATLANTA -- Health officials believe food distributors or farms - not specific restaurants - may have been the source of an outbreak of hepatitis A in Georgia.

Show returns to Daniel Field
You might think the noise of airplane engines, coupled with extra traffic, could be bothersome to families living near Daniel Field, the site of the 2003 Boshears Skyfest.

Saturday shooting leaves one dead

Festival patrons get taste of Greece in short trip

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -An armored truck guard was killed and his partner shot and wounded while working at a Fulton County bank Friday night, police said.

First Friday works to overcome violence

Children have fun on walk to school

Across the southeast

Across South Carolina

Police seek shooting suspect

Hardy festival full of look-alikes

News you can use

Former leaders differ on policy strategies

Health officials point to outside source for hepatitis outbreak

Complaint issued for Perdue's site

Kid of the day

Across South Carolina

Dormant fund attracts interest

NASA launches Clemson University students' research
CLEMSON, S.C. -- After two years in the making, Clemson University students finally got to see their research put into action on a rocket launched by NASA.

First career start leaves impression
ATHENS, Ga. - The way Georgia meekly finished off its victory over Alabama on Saturday, coach Mark Richt described it as "a downer."

Wreck sends Johnson back

Wreck sends Johnson back
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The fastest stock car in Kansas Speedway history spent Saturday morning on the hook of a wrecker.

NASCAR notebook

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

NASCAR notebook
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- NASCAR tested its new safety rules Saturday - and the grades were mixed after a confusing finish to the Busch series race at Kansas Speedway.

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.

Schumacher earns sixth career top qualifying position
MOHNTON, Pa. -- Tony Schumacher earned his sixth career No. 1 qualifying position Saturday at the rain-delayed Lucas Oil Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.

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

NBA notebook
SEATTLE - Nick Col-lison's first NBA season is over before it started.

NBA notebook

Bryant to appear in Colorado court this week in sexual assault case

Bryant to appear in Colorado court this week in sexual assault case
DENVER -- Denied the chance to question his accuser behind closed doors, Kobe Bryant and his attorneys return to court this week, where most legal analysts expect them to waive his preliminary hearing in favor of a trial.

College hoops pioneer will get lifetime award
John Kresse, who won more than 500 basketball games and guided the College of Charleston to four NCAA Tournament appearances, will receive the Bobby Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award.

Former Josey star Grant bounces back from major injury

NFL power rankings

Culpepper chillin' while Vick-less Falcons falling apart

Smith no longer mad at Panthers

Duckett likely to again lead Falcons running attack

Miss Everlene Gordon    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Miss Jeanette Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Savannah River Parkway finally gets its due
THE RECENT announcement by Gov. Sonny Perdue regarding funding for the Savannah River Parkway has some people upset. These Atlanta-focused interests, who can't see beyond the borders of their metro area, are incensed that funding is being spent on road projects that do not help them with their traffic woes.

Savannah River Parkway finally gets its due
THE RECENT announcement by Gov. Sonny Perdue regarding funding for the Savannah River Parkway has some people upset. These Atlanta-focused interests, who can't see beyond the borders of their metro area, are incensed that funding is being spent on road projects that do not help them with their traffic woes.

Holyfield tries to show time hasn't passed him by

Ankle injury forces star colt to retire

Overtime

Toney stops aging Holyfield in ninth round

Area sports announcements

Overtime

Toney stops aging Holyfield in ninth round
LAS VEGAS -- James Toney didn't just stop Evander Holyfield with a dominating performance Saturday night. He may have also ended his remarkable career.

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.

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

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.

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
Prep football Washington kicker boots a 62-yarder In Washington, David Rosenbaum kicked a 62-yard extra point in Wilson High's 41-0 victory over Spingarn on Friday night.

Outdoors calendar
Sat. and Sun., Oct. 10-11: The 12th annual Colonial Times festival will be held at North Augusta's Living History Park on Lake Avenue with exhibits on ironworking, meat smoking, Indian crafts, meat smoking and other Colonial practices. Admission is free. Call 279-7560 for more details.

Outdoors calendar

Rule keeps bucks roaming forests
Georgia deer hunters brought home far fewer bucks last season, which means - at least on paper - there should be plenty of whopper whitetails roaming the forests this fall.

Study: Fewer blacks trust state government
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Fewer black South Carolinians than whites say they trust state government, according to a survey conducted for Gov. Mark Sanford.

Wilson outraged by Hollings' vote, wants apology
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- One of South Carolina's junior congressmen is demanding an apology from the state's senior senator.

Culpepper chillin' while Vick-less Falcons falling apart
ATLANTA -- Daunte Culpepper can take his time. No need to hurry back. The Minnesota Vikings are doing just fine without him.

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.

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 Josey star Grant bounces back from major injury
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A 15-inch scar runs from the middle of Deon Grant's left thigh and wraps around his hip, a reminder of the injury that nearly ended his NFL career before it started.

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

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.

Limbaugh: 'Amazing' that remarks about black quarterback were controversial
EDS: SUBS 3rd graf to CLARIFY part of the quote; Also moving on some news lines.

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 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.

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.")

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 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.

Rule keeps bucks roaming forests

First career start leaves impression

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.

Roger Daltrey rock climbs for The History Channel

TV news shows guest list
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:

Sophia Loren stars in son's directorial debut on WE

Sophia Loren stars in son's directorial debut on WE
LOS ANGELES -- Sophia Loren, returning to Hollywood to promote her son's directorial debut, recalled her first visit, which included an infamous encounter with Jayne Mansfield.

TV news shows guest list

Roger Daltrey rock climbs for The History Channel
LOS ANGELES -- Why would an aging rocker row backward through the roiling waters of the Colorado River, then scale the river's sheer rocky walls using just one arm?

Tide's Jones comes home

Georgia rolls past Alabama
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia scored 37 points by halftime - the most Alabama has given up in a half in the modern era - then the 11th-ranked Bulldogs held on for a sloppy 37-23 victory over the Crimson Tide on Saturday.

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

Georgia rolls past Alabama

Dogs can erase pains from LSU

Bulldogs defense dominates Tide

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

Bulldogs defense dominates Tide
ATHENS, Ga. - Odell Thurman calls them kill shots. He lurks for a moment, letting the defensive line do its work, and then he sees it:

Burke County graduate gets two interceptions
Alabama safety Charles Jones got the interceptions that he wanted, but he didn't get the win.

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

Odds and Ends

That's the way a cookie crumbles

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

Faith and fellowship calendar

Churches navigate privacy rules

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

Troupe plans musical drama based on Genesis

Faith digest