Audrey II returns in 'Little Shop of Horrors'
NEW YORK -- Some 20 years after its initial off-Broadway triumph, can a blood-lusting, man-eating plant find happiness in the big leagues of Broadway?

Shirley Hazzard completes first novel in more than 20 years

After years of working without notice, artist in limelight again
PITTSBURGH -- Forty years ago, everyone on the New York art scene knew the young woman with the tomboy looks and the bangs: Her name was mentioned along with Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein and Jasper Johns, and she was praised for work - part painting, part sculpture - which is by turns fierce, mysterious, surreal.

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.

After years of working without notice, artist in limelight again

Arts calendar
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Struggling charity bookstore gets a boost from rock music series

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Shirley Hazzard completes first novel in more than 20 years
NEW YORK -- Shirley Hazzard is an award-winning novelist and the type of author they supposedly don't make anymore. She writes in longhand, on a yellow legal pad. She doesn't own a television set, or a computer or even an answering machine.

The man behind the puppets of 'Avenue Q'

Audrey II returns in 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Terrorism takes stage in Clancy's new novel

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.

Detail keeps Grisham's book in game

'Cabaret' to party on to the end of the year
NEW YORK -- "Cabaret" will party on. The long-running musical revival, which was scheduled to fold Nov. 2 at Studio 54, will now run at least until the end of the year, Todd Haimes, artistic director of the Roundabout Theatre Company, said Thursday.

Struggling charity bookstore gets a boost from rock music series
NEW YORK -- With its plush, comfy armchairs and quiet that would make a library proud, Housing Works Used Book Cafe in Manhattan has been a reclusive reader's paradise for years.

Storyteller Kevin Kling adjusts to a new life after accident

Storyteller Kevin Kling adjusts to a new life after accident
MINNEAPOLIS -- Storyteller Kevin Kling has mined his own life for humorous tales about playing baseball, running Grandma's Marathon and watching a demolition derby with his mom.

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.

Rodriguez, Marlins send San Francisco packing

Red Sox force Game 5
BOSTON -- With the Red Sox four outs from another postseason failure, David Ortiz snapped out of his slump and saved their season.

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

Red Sox force Game 4

Giants' season abruptly ends in first round against Florida
SAN FRANCISCO -- Brian Sabean was up at 6:30 Sunday morning after an overnight flight from Florida, already contemplating his next overhaul of the San Francisco Giants.

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

Yanks' Clemens baffles Twins

Red Sox force Game 5

Yankees advance to ALCS

Yankees advance to ALCS
MINNEAPOLIS -- The New York Yankees sure got back to their postseason best in a hurry.

Giants' season abruptly ends in first round against Florida

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.

Study sponsors usually agree with the findings

Tiger, alligator found in apartment
NEW YORK -- A tiger and an alligator found in a Manhattan apartment were sent to an Ohio wildlife preserve Sunday while their owner recovered from bite wounds inflicted by the more than 400-pound cat.

Landmine sniffer
Israeli animal trainer Geva Tzim trains a pig to sniff out landmines, in a trial being tested by the Israeli military, at Kibbutz Lahav, in southern Israel, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003. While dogs are often seen sniffing around airports and bus stations, looking for various kinds of contraband, including bombs, Tzim and others say that pigs may be better suited for finding buried explosives.

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 notebook

Cubs eliminate Braves

Braves keep hopes alive

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.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA -- Atlanta closer John Smoltz wasn't talking about his tender right elbow Sunday, but manager Bobby Cox said he thought Smoltz was fine and available for Game 5 of the division series against the Chicago Cubs.

Cubs eliminate Braves
ATLANTA - The Chicago Cubs, a team that seemed destined to remain baseball's lovable losers forever, ended 95 years of disappointment Sunday night, beating the Braves 5-1 in the decisive Game 5 of the National League Division Series.

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

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.

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.

Does it matter if my employer skips performance reviews?

Does it matter if my employer skips performance reviews?
Q: I've worked for a large company for many years, and our human resource policy mandates annual employee performance reviews. Yet I've had only one my entire career, and that was after my first year. Is this situation detrimental for me or for the company?

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: Martin Marietta Aggregates

Intermodal train use cuts need for trucks

Avon hopes to woo new generation of customers with mark

Cold calling can be simple

Business calendar

Entrepreneur Moore vows to fight government over Canadian drugs
MIAMI -- Carl Moore has made - and lost - money lots of different ways. In oil. In water, too.

Avon hopes to woo new generation of customers with mark
NEW YORK -- Carleigh Krubiner is helping to usher in a new era for Avon Products Inc.

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.

Entrepreneur Moore vows to fight government over Canadian drugs

Retiring workers to leave jobs open

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.

Always plan trade-show strategy before event

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.

New currency will hit Augusta market this week

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.

Pocket change

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.

Callaway enters game by acquiring Top-Flite

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.

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

Ole Miss chews up Gators in Swamp

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.

Poll stays steady heading into big weekend
The top six teams remained the same in the latest Associated Press college football poll heading into a weekend of big showdowns.

ACC-SEC roundup

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.

Top 25 roundup

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.

College hoops pioneer will get lifetime award

Not enough homework
Two recently released studies - one by the Brookings Institution and the other by the federal government - lay waste to the ridiculous claim that American youngsters are weighed down with too much homework.

The Georgia trifecta

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.

The Georgia trifecta
OK, here's what we do: We get dressed up really nice, go up to Washington, D.C., and simply ask the other states if they wouldn't mind giving us four U.S. Senate seats instead of two.

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

Get a GRIP!

Delta Burke puts her design on 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'
NEW YORK -- Delta Burke, her hair still in curlers, rushes into a Times Square theater dressing room, apologizing: In her rush to rehearse, she's forgotten something.

Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

USA Patriot Act affects banking, securities, mutual fund industries

USA Patriot Act affects banking, securities, mutual fund industries
NEW YORK -- Don't be surprised if it takes a bit longer to open a bank or brokerage account or to sign up for mutual funds.

When a business is caught in a divorce fight
NEW YORK -- When a small business owner goes through a divorce fight, it's often more than a personal ordeal - the company can become part of the battle. A difficult divorce can even put a business at risk if the owner is forced to pay a huge sum of money to a former spouse.

When a business is caught in a divorce fight

How to protect against market-timing
NEW YORK -- As regulators deepen their probe into illegal trading by mutual funds, investors are learning more about potentially shady practices that can hurt their returns. Fortunately, they have ways to protect themselves.

How to protect against market-timing

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

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."

Ball puts it all together against N.C. State
ATLANTA -- Reggie Ball impressed Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey enough in the preseason to win the starting job at quarterback.

Georgia Southern win too close for comfort

Jackets garner respect

Ball puts it all together against N.C. State

Tiger survives for fifth win
WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Tiger Woods is still the best in the world, and his fifth victory of the year Sunday at the American Express Championship might be enough for his peers to vote him best on the PGA Tour again.

Huston edges Pappas with late rally at Southern Farm Bureau

Tiger survives for fifth win

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 edges Pappas with late rally at Southern Farm Bureau
MADISON, Miss. -- John Huston erased a two-stroke deficit over his final four holes and shot a 68 Sunday to win the Southern Farm Bureau Classic by one stroke over Brenden Pappas, who closed with a 10-under 62.

Swainsboro stays unbeaten

North Augusta hopes to learn from its mistakes

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.

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

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

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

Kennedy's claim about Iraq war is absolutely correct
U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., is absolutely correct in his assertion that the justification of our going to war is a total fraud - and a premeditated one. It doesn't matter where it was cooked - possibly in Washington, D.C., where President George W. Bush's "counselors" have their residences. Joaquin Godoy, Aiken, S.C.

Seniors still affected by pharmacy closing
This letter is to make everyone aware of the problems senior citizens in the Central Savannah River Area are having, particularly the patients at the Senior Health Center - which is a health-care facility in the Medical College of Georgia Health System of Augusta. Betty Cooper, Augusta

What of Georgia's no-call list?
With all the legal controversies and lamentations about telemarketers still being able to call, have we all forgotten about Georgia's no-call list? Chris Johnson, Augusta

Extols the virtues of school uniforms
Why won't the people of Richmond County wake up and quit griping? I have come to the conclusion Richmond County residents are habitual gripers; they gripe about everything. Barbara Driggers, Harlem, Ga.

End of world does not go by our calendar

Kennedy's claim about Iraq war is absolutely correct

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.

Bus schedule complaint telling of parent

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.

Extols the virtues of school uniforms

Military recruits video game makers

Home front

Summerville Tour of Homes takes guests back in time

In the know

Web site helps new talent find itts airwaves

How fast is your bus, really?

Places to take a fall drive

Confront tip thief in tipper's presence

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

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

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.

Robot vacuum cleans, empties and recharges, automatically
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Let's face it: you have to be just a little lazy to use a $1,500 robot to vacuum a one-bedroom apartment.

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.

How fast is your bus, really?
It seems every gadget maker is hopping on the Universal Serial Bus.

Web site helps new talent find itts airwaves
NEW YORK -- Jonathan Menjivar volunteered at a local station trying to break into public radio. But after months of stuffing envelopes, he still had no clue how to produce a piece, much less get it on the air.

Military recruits video game makers
Hunched with his troops in a dusty, wind-swept courtyard, the squad leader signals the soldiers to line up against a wall. Clasping automatic weapons, they inch single-file toward a sandy road lined with swaying palm trees.

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.

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.

Team enjoys starting over
Lynx training camp opened early Sunday morning at the Augusta Ice Sports Center with little fanfare or familiarity. The team's first workout under new coach Stan Drulia was simple and understated.

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

Team enjoys starting over

Lynx camp schedule and roster

New-look Lynx prepare for to answer questions

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.

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.

Plan to protect blue crabs has some crabbers crying foul
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Georgia crabbers are trying to stop a state proposal to limit commercial crabbing three days a week to boost the population of blue crabs along the coast.

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

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.

Tax formula irks rural schools

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.

State car use under scrutiny
ATLANTA - With the first chill of autumn lingering in the air, Gov. Sonny Perdue declared open hunting season this week on bureaucrats whose job perks include a state-owned vehicle.

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.

Across South Carolina

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."

Across the area

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.

Kid of the day

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

Church congregation tries to piece together murder-suicide

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

Teen brings case for her free speech rights to the Supreme Court
COMMERCE, Ga. -- Fourteen-year-old Emily Echols wasn't intimidated by the idea of suing the government - she says it's the only way she could stand up for her First Amendment rights.

State's abortion law incites debate

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Church congregation tries to piece together murder-suicide
ATLANTA -- Worshippers showed up at the Turner Monumental A.M.E. Church in crisp suits and flowing dresses Sunday morning, ready to join friends and family for Rev. Johnny Clyde Reynolds' weekly sermon, as many of them had done for years.

Drivers must know steps to take in accident
In her 71 years, Cornelia Nix has been in three car accidents, most recently at Jackson Road and Walton Way Extension in August.

Show returns to Daniel Field

Across South Carolina
PRITCHARDVILLE -A Lowcountry man remains in custody on charges that he used a pitchfork to hit a relative who was armed with a rake, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

State car use under scrutiny

Rants and Raves
THIS IS TO ALL the radio stations advertising the $50,000 in the sand. You're running it in the ground. We know you're not going to let everybody win the big prizes. They would be too well hidden. Please don't play this commercial five and 10 times every 30 minutes.

Army counsels soldiers dealing with Iraq war aftermath

Across the southeast

Health officials point to outside source for hepatitis outbreak

Kid of the Day

Across the area

News you can use

Across Georgia

Serious horseplay

Festival patrons get taste of Greece in short trip

Farmers begin peanut harvest

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.

First Friday works to overcome violence

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.

S.C. to boast four of children's museums
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A decade ago, you couldn't find a children's museum in South Carolina, but soon the state will boast four such facilities combining learning with hands-on activities for the young and young at heart.

Children have fun on walk to school

City, county use trained trench rescue squads
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Both the Greenville Fire Department and Greenville County EMS have added trench rescue teams in the past five years.

To fight truancy, one school wants to pay for attendance
NORCROSS, Ga. -- Paying high school students to come to class? It might happen at one suburban Atlanta high school looking for desperate measures to fight truancy.

Obscure board shuffles $12 million from schools, hospitals to computer program

Buyer shows interest in Edgefield site
All they told Donnie Thompson was that the deal was called Project Achieve.

Republican to try again to take down Rep. Mike Snow
LaFAYETTE, Ga. -- A Walker County Republican who has tried three times in the past year to unseat Democratic state Rep. Mike Snow will take another shot.

Across the area
An employee of Outback Steakhouse on Washington Road said she was robbed at gunpoint outside the restaurant Sunday afternoon, a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report states.

UGA president reimburses school for graduation luncheon
ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia President Michael Adams reimbursed the University of Georgia Foundation for the costs of a luncheon he held following the May 2002 UGA School of Law commencement.

Hardy festival full of look-alikes

Southern farmers bringing in their best peanut crop in years
SYLVESTER, Ga. -- After years of drought, a shift to a new farm program and a disastrously wet harvest season last fall, farmer Jerald Carter is working dawn to dusk on his best peanut crop in five years.

NASA launches Clemson University students' research

Army counsels soldiers dealing with Iraq war aftermath
FORT STEWART, Ga. -- Sgt. Joe Dombrowski nurses a beer in his easy chair as his homemade war DVD plays on the big screen, a digital scrapbook of Iraq to which the soldier improvises a running commentary.

Republican to try again to take down Rep. Mike Snow

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.

To fight truancy, one school wants to pay for attendance

Back to square one for Democrats in hunt for Senate candidate
ATLANTA -- With Andrew Young out of the U.S. Senate race, Georgia Democrats are back to square one in the search for a strong candidate to keep Zell Miller's Senate seat from going Republican next year.

Across the southeast

Across South Carolina

Drivers must know steps to take in accident

NASA launches Clemson University students' research

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

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.

Buyer shows interest in Edgefield site

Back to square one for Democrats in hunt for Senate candidate

News you can use

Murder suspect surrenders

S.C. to boast four of children's museums

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.

Top teacher inspires students

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.

State's abortion law incites debate
ATLANTA - For five months, South Carolina health officials have had the authority to collect the names and addresses of all women who have abortions in state-licensed clinics.

Southern farmers bringing in their best peanut crop in years

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.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -President Bush's Southeast campaign coordinator told several hundred party activists that the 2004 race for the presidency will be very close.

Teen brings case for her free speech rights to the Supreme Court

Murder suspect surrenders
A 20-year-old man wanted in a fatal shooting Saturday surrendered to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office on Sunday.

Tax formula irks rural schools
AIKEN - There's a nightmare scenario that's starting to keep school finance officers and education advocates awake at night.

Police seek shooting suspect

Across the southeast
BRADFORD, Ark. -Bradford's mayor, police chief and school librarian are all leaving today for military duty that is expected to take them to Iraq, and the residents left behind in the tiny town of 800 are scrambling to fill their roles.

Study: Fewer blacks trust state government

News you can use
OCT. 6, 1976 AIKEN - Donnie J. Williams is no longer administrator of Aiken County. By a 4-3 vote, he was fired from his position at the conclusion of a public hearing last night.

Health officials point to outside source for hepatitis outbreak

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Jurree J.M. Corley, 3, of Augusta.

Pets and prayers

Top teacher inspires students
Crossroads Academy is not your typical school.

Across Georgia

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.

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.

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.

Obscure board shuffles $12 million from schools, hospitals to computer program
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.

Braves fans start feeling Cubs' pain
ATLANTA - At least this time some fans left Turner Field happy.

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."

'School of Rock' goes to head of box office with $20.2 million
LOS ANGELES -- A rock 'n' roll animal has displaced The Rock as box-office champion.

Bouncing rocker Jack Black takes his music to the movies
LOS ANGELES -- Jack Black is the kind of rock star who trashes a hotel room with a pillow fight.

'School of Rock' goes to head of box office with $20.2 million

Bouncing rocker Jack Black takes his music to the movies

Music collective blends Latin, African and hip-hop beats
NEW YORK -- When Yerba Buena takes the stage, it's hard to know what your ears - or eyes - should focus on.

Music collective blends Latin, African and hip-hop beats

New Orleans 'Frogman,' still jumpin' at 66
NEW ORLEANS -- All it took was to sing like a frog.

New Orleans 'Frogman,' still jumpin' at 66

NASCAR notebook

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

Fuel, mileage suspicions spoil victory
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Drivers in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series garage area were suspicious of Ryan Newman's ability to stretch his fuel mileage before the start of Sunday's Banquet 400.

Kenseth's lead shrinks again with wreck

Kenseth's lead shrinks again with wreck
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Matt Kenseth avoided trouble during each of the first 28 races of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series season, allowing him to build a 436-point lead after the Sept. 21 race at Dover, Del.

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.

Fuel, mileage suspicions spoil victory

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.

Wreck sends Johnson back

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

Colorado town's residents prepare for Bryant hearing
EAGLE, Colo. -- When the television trucks roll into town this week to cover Kobe Bryant's court hearing, Daysi Spath will be ready.

NBA notebook

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

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.

NFL power rankings

Panthers remain undefeated

Former Josey star Grant bounces back from major injury

Safety has place with Minnesota

Culpepper chillin' while Vick-less Falcons falling apart

Offense, defense falters

Ms. Jeanette Thomas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ethel Wesby    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert Thomas, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. James Rountree    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
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Mrs. Margaret Manual (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Wilcher (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Raymond Peters, Sr. (UGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Milan Clarkson (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James Siegel (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Sanders (AIKEN, S.C.)

Deacon Clay Dent (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Patrick Murphy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Tate (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Scoggins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Hughes (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. OK Heggie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Irvin Peterson (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mrs. Sharon Sayne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Everlene Gordon (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Arrington (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Turner Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Harvey (GAINESVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Mitchell Fleming (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Dwight Humphries (WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.)

Mrs. Bertha Streetman (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Geraldine Booth (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Carrie Thompkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Maile (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sun Deeder (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Jeanette Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carlota Timms (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Thompkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Jeanette Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ok Heggie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Hughes (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Carlota Timms (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Carolyn Whiteside (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Thomas, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Daisy Johnson (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Evangeline Hankins (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Sun Deeder (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary OShields (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ellery Alford (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Harvey (GAINESVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Wilma Allen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Billy Slaton (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Peters Sr. (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.

Outsourcing Iraq - the challenges ahead.
U.S. MILITARY commanders in Iraq are anxious to increase the non-American, and preferably Muslim, component of the armed forces engaged in the occupation/liberation of Iraq. As someone who has taught international relations for the past decade and traveled in Europe and Asia this summer, I believe this is unlikely even if the U.N. Security Council were to come together to pass a new resolution.

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.

Toney stops aging Holyfield in ninth round

Germany blanks United States

Overtime

Holyfield plans to fight on, despite taking beating

Area sports announcements

Overtime

Germany blanks United States
PORTLAND, Ore. -- There will be no World Cup repeat for the American women, no triumph before a raucous home crowd.

Holyfield plans to fight on, despite taking beating
LAS VEGAS -- Evander Holyfield had just taken a beating from James Toney, and now he was fighting another losing battle.

Overtime
Ninth-ranked Augusta State posted a final round 4-over-par 292 to finish in sixth at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic at the Farm Golf Club.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Safety has place with Minnesota
ATLANTA - Although he had spent his entire football career in warmer climates, Corey Chavous has flourished in the cold of Minnesota as a safety for the undefeated Vikings.

Panthers remain undefeated
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Stephen Davis was fighting cramps alone in the locker room, determined to get back on the field and finish the best start in Carolina Panthers' history.

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.

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.

Offense, defense falters
ATLANTA - Having spent his entire 12-year NFL career in Atlanta, Bob Whitfield knows losing seasons as well as the city knows traffic jams.

Rule keeps bucks roaming forests

Braves fans start feeling Cubs' pain

First career start leaves impression

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
ABC on Tuesday airs the last of three new episodes of "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" filmed by its star, John Ritter, before his recent death.

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.

Ted Nugent enters world of reality TV

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

TV news shows guest list

Ken Burns hits the road in new documentary

Networks plan special coverage of Calif. recall

Roger Daltrey rock climbs for The History Channel

Networks plan special coverage of Calif. recall
NEW YORK -- Television networks are sending their big guns to California for Tuesday's recall vote, eager to tap into the political circus that could make Arnold Schwarzenegger the state's next governor.

Sophia Loren stars in son's directorial debut on WE

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

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?

National Geographic Channel sends families to Third World
LOS ANGELES -- The Russell family likes comfort: their three-bedroom, three-bathroom suburban home in Birmingham, Ala.; a packed refrigerator with an automatic ice machine; central air conditioning, and, when mom doesn't feel like cooking, fast food restaurants.

Ted Nugent enters world of reality TV
DETROIT -- They were shot with paintballs, slept in a barn, constructed their own outhouse and skinned a Russian boar.

National Geographic Channel sends families to Third World

Ken Burns hits the road in new documentary
NEW YORK -- On May 23, 1903, one hundred years after Meriwether Lewis got his marching orders from President Thomas Jefferson, another historic American journey began - the first coast-to-coast automobile trip.

Delta Burke puts her design on 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'

Top 20 Concert Tours

Williams: Richt admits fault in call

Williams: Richt admits fault in call
Georgia coach Mark Richt wasn't afraid to admit he goofed Saturday evening.

Georgia rolls past Alabama

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.

Bulldogs defense dominates Tide

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

Georgia gets help in SEC East race
ATHENS, Ga. -- Mark Richt liked what he saw for one half. He liked what he saw when he got home.

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:

Georgia gets help in SEC East race

Tiger, alligator found in apartment

Landmine sniffer