Gen. Tommy Franks, commander of war in Iraq, agrees to book deal
NEW YORK -- Army Gen. Tommy Franks, who planned and commanded the American-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has agreed to terms to write his memoirs.

'Stravinsky' triple bill revived by Met for first time since 1983

'Faustus' has modern link
A tall, stern figure in black walks the stage, sharing his dilemmas. Suddenly he thrusts his conjuring book open and, becoming a madman, spews a series of Latin phrases in an effort to conjure up the devil. His voice grows louder and more intense until he abruptly stops, looking toward the ceiling with outstretched arms.

'Faustus' has modern link

'Stravinsky' triple bill revived by Met for first time since 1983
NEW YORK -- Lavish sets aren't necessary for searing drama.

Beat generation photographs on display

Beat generation photographs on display
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Smoking on a fire escape - a railroad brakeman's rule book stuck in his jacket pocket - Jack Kerouac looks as though he just stepped from the pages of "On the Road." The image is seen in a 1953 photograph taken by fellow Beat writer Allen Ginsberg.

Marlins edge Cubs in Game 1
CHICAGO -- Mike Lowell sure wrecked this Wrigley Field party in a hurry.

Yankees rest and wait for next opponent

Marlins edge Cubs in Game 1

Surprise! It's Marlins-Cubs in the NLCS
CHICAGO -- Count Jack McKeon among all those people who counted out the Chicago Cubs when it came to the postseason.

Red Sox advance to ALCS

Yankees rest and wait for next opponent
NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees were back home Monday, resting up for the AL championship series while their next opponent crisscrossed the country and scrambled to advance.

House votes Congressional Gold Medal for Jackie Robinson
WASHINGTON -- The House approved by voice vote legislation Tuesday to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Jackie Robinson, the late baseball star who broke the major leagues' color barrier.

Rangers catcher becomes free agent
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers catcher Todd Greene became a free agent Monday after clearing waivers and refusing an outright assignment to Triple-A Oklahoma.

City pledges crackdown on Red Sox fans

A capsule look at the Marlins-Cubs NLCS
A look at the best-of-seven National League championship series between the Florida Marlins and Chicago Cubs:

A capsule look at the Red Sox-Yankees AL championship series

Red Sox advance to ALCS
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Pedro Martinez, Johnny Damon, Manny Ramirez and even that maligned Boston bullpen - they all were tougher than any curse.

A capsule look at the Marlins-Cubs NLCS

Rabid rivalry: Yankees face Red Sox

A capsule look at the Red Sox-Yankees AL championship series
A look at the best-of-seven American League championship series between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees:

Rangers catcher becomes free agent

City pledges crackdown on Red Sox fans
BOSTON -- City officials pledged to crack down on rowdiness and underage drinking Tuesday after celebrations by Red Sox fans led to property damage and seven arrests.

Surprise! It's Marlins-Cubs in the NLCS

Rabid rivalry: Yankees face Red Sox
NEW YORK -- When the Yankees play the Red Sox, it's baseball's version of the Hatfields versus the McCoys - and that's when they meet during the regular season. Starting Wednesday night, the AL pennant will be on the line.

Grateful for the rain Monday? You're welcome

Odds and Ends
CULDESAC, Idaho -- This dog was having a bad fur day. The dog, whose coat caught fire when the owner's vehicle backfired, ignited a grass fire just off U.S. Highway 95 in this small northern Idaho town about 190 miles north of Boise.

Bar offers day care for men while women shop
HAMBURG, Germany -- A German bar is offering women who want to go shopping without their partners the chance to park them at what it bills as the country's first kindergarten for men.

Probationers take drug-test cheating to the limit
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Officials at the county's Adult Probation Office know a probationer, with his freedom on the line, will go to great lengths to pass a court-ordered drug test.

Man charged after botched sex change operation
McKEESPORT, Pa. -- A man who police say posed as a doctor and castrated a transgendered woman at her request was ordered Monday to stand trial for aggravated assault.

Odds and Ends
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A man claims a woman wrongly adopted his lost parrot - and he can prove it if given a chance to question the bird in court.

Braves closer Smoltz has arthroscopic surgery

Ramirez added to USA Baseball team

Ramirez added to USA Baseball team
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves left-hander Horacio Ramirez was added to the U.S. baseball team roster Tuesday, replacing the injured Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Braves building a different streak with another postseason flop
ATLANTA -- Here's a streak the Atlanta Braves don't like to talk about: For the fourth year in a row, they stood glumly in the home dugout at Turner Field, watching another team celebrate a postseason triumph.

Braves got stuck with bad hitting

Braves got stuck with bad hitting
ATLANTA - It still mightgo down as one of their best seasons ever, but - while another October disappointment will be blamed on a pair of superb pitchers - the Atlanta Braves must hold their offense accountable for an early winter.

Braves building a different streak with another postseason flop

Braves closer Smoltz has arthroscopic surgery
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves closer John Smoltz had arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to remove painful scar tissue in his right elbow.

UPS to deliver some ground packages a day faster

UPS to deliver some ground packages a day faster
ATLANTA -- United Parcel Service Inc. will deliver ground packages a day faster in 20 of the nation's largest cities, the company said Monday.

Woman updates dad's music shop
When Noura Gordon was a little girl, her father put her in a playpen in the back of his Broad Street record store.

Appeals court reverses FCC cable modem decision

The Week magazine taps word-of-mouth for growth
NEW YORK -- Starting a weekly magazine can be one of the fastest ways to lose money in publishing. Now imagine launching a newsweekly with a bare-bones staff, very little money to spend on advertising and limited space for ads in your own pages.

Georgetown steel mill operator sees recovery, job growth

Cox chief proposes removing ESPN, Fox Sports from basic cable programming
ATLANTA -- Some cable TV viewers soon may have to decide if they are willing to pay extra for ESPN and Fox Sports.

Business briefs

Business briefs
ATLANTA - The Coca-Cola Co. has settled a whistle-blower lawsuit with a former finance manager that led to a criminal investigation of fraud allegations at the world's largest beverage maker, agreeing to pay him $540,000.

Durden's barber shop continues tradition
It was the year the Brooklyn Dodgers moved to Los Angeles and the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I.

Kraft to sell fair-trade coffee certified by Rainforest Alliance
NORTHFIELD, Ill. -- Kraft Foods Inc. will sell "fair-trade" coffee certified by the Rainforest Alliance - a boost for small coffee growers in Latin America in the wake of industrywide pressure by activists.

Georgetown steel mill operator sees recovery, job growth
GEORGETOWN, S.C. -- New U.S. trade policies and money would help put 109 people back to work at Georgetown Steel by Thanksgiving.

Woman updates dad's music shop

Appeals court reverses FCC cable modem decision
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cable operators should not be the only companies to provide high-speed Internet access over the cable television system, a federal appeals court said, reversing a Federal Communications Commission regulation.

The Week magazine taps word-of-mouth for growth

Cox chief proposes removing ESPN, Fox Sports from basic cable programming

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - Half of middle-income Americans are worried about their finances, despite having built up wealth during the economic boom that ended in 2001, new research shows.

Injuries, indecision piling up for Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. -- What a difference a week - and one costly defeat at Maryland - has made at Clemson.

Injuries, indecision piling up for Clemson

Swiggett back on field after rare bone disorder

Swiggett back on field after rare bone disorder
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The pain was unbearable. Charleston Southern quarterback Darren Swiggett threw a few footballs and a searing sensation shot down his right arm, leaving his hand numb.

Tuesday morning quarterback

3 schools land pair of ACC weekly winners
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Georgia Tech, Maryland and Virginia each had a pair of players win weekly honors from the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday.

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

Director studies ways to involve more children

Are these guys losers?
Atlanta Quitters. Atlanta Chokers. Atlanta Folders. Atlanta Losers.

No longer weekend warriors
The main threat to President George W. Bush's re-election next year isn't likely to come from one of the 10 whiners or character assassins seeking the Democrats' nomination, but from orders like that handed down recently by the U.S. Army extending for up to six months Reserve and National Guard troops' tour of duty in Iraq and Kuwait.

No longer weekend warriors

Going after Syria

Going after Syria
Israel certainly had the moral right to bomb that terrorist camp in Syria, near Damascus. After all, it was President George W. Bush who said states that harbor terrorists are no less an enemy to the civilized world than the terrorists themselves.

The limits of man
They may have loved their big cats. They may have treated them like pets. They may have had an incredible 35-year streak of good luck.

Ike's timely talk
Dwight David Eisenhower was not only one of the nation's most popular 20th-century presidents, but also one of the most prescient. A reader sent in a United Press International news story from 1965 in which the then-75-year-old ex-president, who served from 1953-1961, aired his views about American power and the nation's then-burgeoning welfare state.

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

Stuff to do
The 2003 Army Soldier Show, a touring live music review featuring active-duty soldiers, stops at Fort Gordon for two performances at 8 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 793-8552.

'Lion King' roars back into living rooms with DVD debut
LOS ANGELES -- The king of cartoon cats is about to reclaim his throne.

Roy Horn, of Siegfried & Roy, still critical after tiger attack
LAS VEGAS -- The Mirage hotel-casino lost one of its biggest money-making shows when a tiger nearly killed Roy Horn of "Siegfried and Roy." Now the resort has to figure a way to plug an annual revenue hole estimated in the tens of millions of dollars.

There's plenty of fun at Joe's Underground
A sign hangs from a rail on Eighth Street at Broad. On it, next to the painting of a distinguished head and shoulders in top hat, glasses and extra-large moustache, is a sign reading "I Goes to Joe's" with an arrow pointing down to a stairwell leading to Joe's Underground Cafe.

N.C. woman accuses Ben Affleck of issuing threats
KURE BEACH, N.C. -- A spokesman for actor Ben Affleck denies a North Carolina woman's claims that Affleck followed her as she drove home from Raleigh last month and threatened to hurt her.

People in the news
NEW YORK -- Television's guiltiest pleasure, "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica," is coming back for a second season.

Half of middle-income Americans worry about finances

Consumer borrowing brisk in August, Fed reports
WASHINGTON -- Consumers stepped up their borrowing in August, especially when it came to taking out new loans to finance cars and to pay for vacations and school.

Sending Christmas gifts overseas? Time to get cracking

Consumer borrowing brisk in August, Fed reports

Stocks advance during erratic trading day
NEW YORK -- Wall Street extended its October winning streak into a fifth day Tuesday, although trading was erratic as investors shied away from big commitments in advance of third-quarter earnings.

Half of middle-income Americans worry about finances
WASHINGTON -- Half of middle-income Americans are worried about their finances despite having built up wealth during the economic boom that ended in 2001, new research shows.

Stocks rise modestly on investor optimism
NEW YORK -- Stock prices rose moderately Monday as investors traded cautiously following last week's big gains and in advance of earnings reports later this week. Volume was light due to the Yom Kippur holiday.

Stocks rise modestly on investor optimism

Sending Christmas gifts overseas? Time to get cracking
WASHINGTON -- Folks sending Christmas gifts overseas need to get busy if their packages are going by surface mail.

Stocks advance during erratic trading day

Mocha Marks can't be missed

Small portions

Peanut butter is classic comfort food

Small portions
Buy tomato paste in toothpaste-like tubes rather than in cans. Use what you need, recap and refrigerate. Tubed paste keep for up to a year in the refrigerator.

Peanut butter is classic comfort food
BATON ROUGE, LA. - If you peruse Web site nutrition reports, you can easily believe that peanut butter is a health-food panacea.

Mocha Marks can't be missed
It's almost time to dig the sweaters and scarves out of the trunk.

Farmers use ancient sea water to grow jumbo shrimp

Dining out
Here is a list of restaurant mini-reivews in the Aiken-Augusta area.

Dining out

Farmers use ancient sea water to grow jumbo shrimp
MOSSES, Ala. -- Alabama farmers are tapping into ancient seawater to harvest shrimp - an enterprise researchers say could be the key to future jobs in the depressed region.

Gailey tries to keep Georgia Tech motivated
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey gave his team simple thoughts of motivation before victories over Auburn and North Carolina State earlier this season. Prove it. Prove it again.

Gailey tries to keep Georgia Tech motivated

A different standard for Hoch
Scott Hoch would seem to have few complaints about his season. At age 47, he won at Doral for his 11th career victory that made him exempt until he is eligible for the Champions Tour.

Five years later, World Golf Championships still growing

A different standard for Hoch

Furyk seeks fourth win in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS -- Jim Furyk isn't ready to concede another PGA Tour player of the year award to Tiger Woods.

New driver, renewed confidence leaves Woods poised for big run
WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- The last time Tiger Woods faced this kind of pressure in the fall, he was a 20-year-old college dropout who had only seven tournaments to earn a job on the PGA Tour.

New driver, renewed confidence leaves Woods poised for big run

Five years later, World Golf Championships still growing
WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Brad Faxon could be excused for not realizing he was in a $6 million tournament for the world's best players.

Furyk seeks fourth win in Las Vegas

Evans sees some light after tough start

Senior makes up for lost play

Evans sees some light after tough start
Losing 14-0 to Lithonia at halftime last Friday, Evans coach Marty Jackson says he did nothing different for the second half. There was no fiery halftime speech, no mass substitutions.

Senior makes up for lost play
Greenbrier senior quarterback Brooks Robinson missed the final six games of the 2002 season after breaking his collarbone.

Thrashers have first practice since Snyder's death
DULUTH, Ga. -- Atlanta Thrashers coach Bob Hartley called the team's practice ice a sanctuary, so it was fitting the players kneeled for a prayer Tuesday after their first practice since center Dan Snyder died.

Thrashers player Snyder dies; Heatley charged with homicide

Thrashers player Snyder dies; Heatley charged with homicide
DULUTH, Ga. -- All-Star Dany Heatley was charged Monday with vehicular homicide after the death of Atlanta Thrashers teammate Dan Snyder, who was fatally injured when Heatley's sports car ran off a road.

Thrashers have first practice since Snyder's death

Culinary stars will shine at cooking school
If you wanted to "dish" on some well-known divas of the culinary world, a ticket to the Oct. 18 Secret Ingredient cooking school could land you with a real scoop.

Culinary stars will shine at cooking school

Grateful for the rain Monday? You're welcome
If you received anything resembling a rain shower Monday, you can thank me.

Man questioned about woman's death
Authorities are questioning a friend of a 16-year-old girl who was found dead with her child Sunday evening, officials said.

Man is named suspect in two deaths
As police continued to investigate how a teenager and her son died, officials confirmed today that a man held for questioning is a suspect in the case.

Teacher of the Year finalists announced
Seven teachers were named finalists for Richmond County teacher of the year, including five from elementary schools.

General enters crowded battlefield
Retired Gen. Wesley Clark is the latest Democrat who wants a crack at the White House. A week after he declared, the polls put him at the front lines of the Democratic primaries. Howard Dean, who was formerly the surprise frontrunner, is now all but forgotten. Chris Baugh, Evans, Ga.

Pleased with the Lynx' new owners
Congratulations to the new owners of the Augusta Lynx. I want to wish them, their team, the coaches, and staff much success for the coming season and years ahead. Malcolm N. Luxenberg, Augusta

Planned Parenthood responds to editorial cartoon
Regarding Rick McKee's Sept. 24 editorial cartoon: Planned Parenthood is greatly saddened by the death in San Francisco, Calif. It is perverse that those who oppose a woman's right to choose are using a family tragedy to advance their political agenda. Mary Beth Pierucci, Augusta

Medication dispensation problem for seniors
The Medical College of Georgia closed the pharmacy a short while ago. My mother is one of many who have been impacted by this closing; she is on a fixed income. Now MCG is telling seniors about the Together Card, which only works if the medicine is from that particular company. Cindy Whitaker, Martinez, Ga.

Time to care for less fortunate Augustans
There is an apparent disconnect these days between living out a moral code of conduct for one's own maturity and the common good, and living out an immoral code of misbehaving to the detriment of one's own maturity and for the common good to be trampled upon. The Rev. Michael Lubinsky, Augusta

Time to care for less fortunate Augustans

Arafat versus Sharon and Bush

Arafat versus Sharon and Bush
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is determined to remove Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat one day. The Israeli security cabinet on Sept. 11 canceled Mr. Sharon's personal promise to our president not to remove Mr. Arafat. Harry Sellers, Hephzibah, Ga.

Medication dispensation problem for seniors

Angered by liberal letter against Bush

Angered by liberal letter against Bush
My initial reaction to Anne Cook's Sept. 24 letter, "Bush more interested in Iraq than U.S.," was to ignore it as just another feeble liberal attempt to discredit the conservative point of view. Sheila Connell, North Augusta, S.C.

Senior calendar

Sony shows off video-game machine that records DVDs

In the know

Computer scientists fear voter fraud on touch-screen machines

In the know

NASCAR game has element of retaliation

Hackers steal source code of popular video game

Drive thrus expand presence in everyday life

Update computer's look, accessories for winter

Update computer's look, accessories for winter
Autumn's chill winds announce the time for a little self-indulgence - it's going to be cold and dark before it gets warm and bright again, so here are a few things you and your PC can do to settle in for winter.

In the know
Cisco, the maker of shortening and cooking oil, is looking for the perfect pie.

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

Computer scientists fear voter fraud on touch-screen machines
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Punch-card ballots from Tuesday's historic recall election are sure to get a going-over by political activists, but some computer scientists think touch-screen voting machines deserve just as much scrutiny.

Hackers steal source code of popular video game
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Stolen copies of the source code of a highly anticipated computer game are circulating on the Internet, a sign of the video game industry's growing value - and vulnerability.

Senior calendar
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Sony shows off video-game machine that records DVDs
CHIBA, Japan -- Sony Corp. showed off its PSX, the beefed up PlayStation 2 video-game machine that also works as a DVD recorder, analog TV, digital photo album and music player and goes on sale in Japan late this year for just over $700.

Drive thrus expand presence in everyday life
Money passes hands. Goods are exchanged. Pleasantries pass back and forth. But the engine never stops idling.

NASCAR game has element of retaliation
NASCAR racing is one of the country's fastest-growing spectator sports. Take the wheel in EA Sports' NASCAR Thunder 2004 and you'll understand why.

Team impresses during workouts
Just like the Ford Mustangs sold at new owner Frank Lawrence's car dealership, the Augusta Lynx is a team built for speed.

Head coach makes calls to pick up more players
With the first two days of training camp in the books, Augusta Lynx coach Stan Drulia continued to work the phones looking to bolster the roster.

Team impresses during workouts

Deer crashes rise near water
AIKEN - Business picks up this time of year for Bud Parker, the manager of Parker's Paint and Body in Aiken. It's deer season.

City attorney will leave post
City Attorney Jim Wall gave his three months notice before Augusta commissioners Tuesday afternoon - first in a closed legal session, and then in open meeting - effectively resigning from his position as the consolidated government's first legal adviser.

Retiree unfazed by airport firings

Six Democratic presidential hopefuls to attend S.C. NAACP forum
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina NAACP leaders have convinced six Democratic presidential hopefuls to crisscross the country and attend a presidential forum at the civil rights group's annual convention on Friday.

Berkeley looks to collect thousands in unpaid fines
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Berkeley County is owed thousands of dollars in uncollected fines and Ava Bryant Ayers wants to collect.

Rants and Raves
TO THE PERSON in Sunday's paper about Gov. Sonny Perdue being a racist: No, maybe he's not a racist, but obviously you are. You would vote for Strom Thurmond, an open racist.

Correction
An article in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly stated the duties of students in detention at Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School. Students are not required to clean during detention.

Foundation mum on Adams report
ATLANTA - The University of Georgia Foundation's executive committee kept a tight lid Tuesday on a report detailing how UGA President Michael Adams has been using the foundation's money.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is La'Shonda A. Andrews, 3, of Trenton, S.C.

Students examine Gullah
ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C. - The Gullah language once spoken by African slaves in the South Carolina Lowcountry - and still in use by many along the East Coast - is new to Savannah State University student Marcella Pinckney.

SmartRide offers mass transit, less stress

Across the area

Two might sue over uniforms

Children's Defense Fund uses new tactic to tackle old mission

News you can use

Correction

Georgia court endorses rules for deciding mental retardation

Border collies keep runways clear
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A pair of border collies are helping protect U.S. Air Force planes from a dangerous foe: flocks of birds that roost near runways.

City attorney will leave post

Volunteer guardian program running out of money
ROCK HILL, S.C. -- South Carolina children involved in abuse and neglect cases in Family Court may suffer if the state fails to fund the Guardian Ad Litem program, advocates say.

Fatal stabbing ends 'safe summer' in state prisons

Plan will restore, reforest, thin Jocassee Gorge
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Some conservationists say the Jocassee Gorges property - with its steep slopes, dense forest and rare plants and animals - has been mismanaged and neglected over the years.

Chapman Band to play in Washington, D.C.

Children's Defense Fund uses new tactic to tackle old mission
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- In its 30th year, the Children's Defense Fund is taking its mission to leave no child behind beyond research and advocacy to communities across the nation.

Foundation mum on Adams report

Victim's family: no bitterness over shooting at church
ATLANTA -- Friends and family of the Atlanta minister fatally shot at his church say they hold no bitterness for the woman who opened fire shortly before Sunday service, killing him and her mother before committing suicide.

Berkeley looks to collect thousands in unpaid fines

Alcohol sales could be curbed following death in Buckhead district
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta City Council may consider shortening the hours that alcohol is sold in the Buckhead entertainment district on Monday, a day after a fatal shooting outside a fast-food restaurant.

Tour brings leader to Aiken
AIKEN - No matter how much Gov. Mark Sanford talks about strengthening the state's economy, he's mindful that putting more people to work in South Carolina's manufacturing and textile plants is a problem he alone can't fix.

City gets first canal boat
The first of two unique tour boats that will ferry visitors along Augusta's historic canal arrived Monday in Augusta.

Across Georgia

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Destini Shalai Cain, 8, of Augusta.

Gephardt meets with unemployed workers, labor leaders

SmartRide offers mass transit, less stress
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- State government worker Sarah McDonald left the bus Monday morning with a spring in her step and a smile on her face.

Parents to show uniform petition
A petition demanding an opt-out provision for the school uniform policy will go ignored by the Richmond County Board of Education - at least for now, a few board members say.

DeMint raises more than $1.4 million for Senate bid
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- U.S. Rep. Jim DeMint announced Monday he has raised more than $1.4 million for his bid to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings.

Six Democratic presidential hopefuls to attend S.C. NAACP forum

Gephardt meets with unemployed workers, labor leaders
WINNSBORO, S.C. -- Democratic presidential hopeful Dick Gephardt sat down with unemployed South Carolinians while campaigning in some of the state's economically distressed counties on Monday.

Former teacher ordered back to jail in sex abuse case
PERRY, Ga. -- A judge has ordered a former middle school teacher accused of sexually abusing three female students back to jail for violating the terms of his probation.

Experts say G-8 Summit an opportunity to boost Georgia's economy
ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Perdue is weighing recommendations about how Georgia can best capitalize on next June's G-8 Summit, with observers calling the meeting of leaders of the world's major countries a unique economic opportunity for the state.

NHC plans to retrofit all nursing homes with sprinklers

Court reverses murder convictions in Putnam, Madison counties
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court reversed two murder convictions Monday in separate cases from Putnam and Madison counties.

Court reverses murder convictions in Putnam, Madison counties

Gwinnett DUI squad works to save lives
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Brian Doan's life nearly ended at age 17, in a car crash with a drunk driver.

Two might sue over uniforms
Paula Lankford is threatening to move the battle over school uniforms from the board room to the courtroom.

Georgia court endorses rules for deciding mental retardation
ATLANTA -- A narrowly divided Georgia Supreme Court decided Monday that defendants who want to argue mental retardation to avoid the death penalty must prove their mental deficiency beyond a reasonable doubt.

MUSC researcher studying USS Arizona oil leak
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- To some, the tiny streams of oil leaking from the wreck of the battleship USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor are the tears of its crew. But others say the oil leak foreshadows an ecological disaster.

Supreme Court upholds ban on Sunday sales by bars
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld a state law that prohibits bars from selling alcohol on Sunday but allows restaurants to do so if they make at least half their annual profits from food.

City gets first canal boat

House's decision pleases all sides
AIKEN - Environmentalists and pro-Savannah River Site politicians found themselves in a rare position last week: They actually agreed on something, members from each camp said Monday.

Building site gets attention

Sanford to show agenda on tour
AIKEN - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford rolls into town today with the weight of a drowning economy on his back and the beginnings of a plan to fix it.

Building site gets attention
After months of delays, slow progress on a Laney-Walker commercial building is getting some newfound attention from some Augusta commissioners.

Across the area
A judge has granted a second delay for a man facing capital murder charges.

Developer postpones rezoning

Corrections
An article about eighth-grade student projects in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle reported incorrectly which school Sara Oland attends. She is a pupil at Greenbrier Middle School.

Teacher of the Year finalists announced

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -Greenville County authorities are searching for a man who broke into a Taylors apartment, shot at a man and kidnapped a woman, police said.

Kid of the day

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A narrowly divided Georgia Supreme Court decided Monday that defendants who want to argue mental retardation to avoid the death penalty must prove their mental deficiency beyond a reasonable doubt.

Tour brings leader to Aiken

Rants and Raves
PLEASE TAKE your old yard sale signs down. People are getting tired of riding around to yard sale signs and you're not having a yard sale. Take two minutes to take them down.

U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton says more women needed in politics

Program wants funding halted
Several new charitable programs are expected to benefit from a revamped system for awarding federal housing grants to local nonprofits.

Man sets fire to pulpit in historic Savannah cathedral

Residents puzzled by deaths
Saturday would have been Ramona Gibens' 17th birthday.

Man is questioned in deaths
Authorities were questioning a friend of a 16-year-old girl who was found dead with her child Sunday evening, officials said Tuesday.

Retiree unfazed by airport firings
Gary Green, a candidate for the director position at Augusta Regional Airport, confirmed Monday he is interested in the job even though the airport's past two directors have been fired.

St. Joseph to undergo emergency surgery
It could be charitably described as plain.

Few men become teachers

Across the area
Augusta commissioners approved spending $96,530.99 Tuesday to pay fees beyond those budgeted for an architectural firm designing a new downtown judicial center.

Program wants funding halted

Perdue proposal would let state contract with faith-based groups
ROSWELL, Ga. -- Gov. Sonny Perdue said Tuesday he will propose a constitutional amendment next year that would give the state new legal power to contract with faith-based organizations to provide services to the needy and poor.

Border collies keep runways clear

Man sets fire to pulpit in historic Savannah cathedral
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- An armed man "disturbed about the world's religions" set fire to the pulpit and bishop's chair inside a historic Roman Catholic cathedral Tuesday, then surrendered after a brief standoff, authorities said.

Court rules against 'implied consent' law

DeMint raises more than $1.4 million for Senate bid

Plan will restore, reforest, thin Jocassee Gorge

Students examine Gullah

MUSC researcher studying USS Arizona oil leak

Across the area

Victim's family: no bitterness over shooting at church

Few men become teachers
NORTH AUGUSTA - Josh Trahan remembers well the male-to-female ratio of his teacher cadet program in high school.

Residents protest sludge shipment
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - A plan to ship Columbia County's sewage sludge to Jefferson County met with opposition Monday night at the courthouse in Louisville.

Across the southeast
YAZOO CITY, Miss. -Two mothers who allegedly left their children home alone while they partied in a nightclub returned early Monday and found their wood-frame house engulfed in a fire that left five of their six young children dead.

Developer postpones rezoning
The developer of a housing development in Columbia County has decided to give the school system first dibs on land off Hereford Farm Road.

Gwinnett law enforcement officials consider staff dating policy

News you can use
OCT. 7, 1957 AIKEN - State and local law enforcement authorities were conducting a widespread manhunt last night for four prisoners who overpowered a jailer and bolted from the Aiken County jail.

Compromise reached in USC-affiliated hotel

U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton says more women needed in politics
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The way a society treats women and girls is an indicator of democracy, U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday at a conference on women and politics at Furman University.

Gwinnett law enforcement officials consider staff dating policy
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Romantic relationships within Gwinnett law enforcement agencies have officials seeing red.

Court rules against 'implied consent' law
ATLANTA - A driver who was convicted of being on cocaine during a head-on collision will get a new trial.

Carter, Perdue to lead forum on racial reconciliation
ATLANTA -- Former President Jimmy Carter and Gov. Sonny Perdue will lead a forum on racial reconciliation that will center on the civil rights era and Georgia's emergence in the New South.

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Memorial honors state's first serviceman slain in Iraq war

Man questioned about woman's death

Chapman Band to play in Washington, D.C.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The Chapman High School band will represent South Carolina during the dedication of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Gwinnett DUI squad works to save lives

House's decision pleases all sides

Kid of the day

Memorial honors state's first serviceman slain in Iraq war
BARNWELL, S.C. - Words weren't there, but tears were Tuesday when a young son accepted a folded and framed American flag for his father, one of the first U.S. soldiers killed in the war against Iraq and the first confirmed fatality from South Carolina.

Corrections

NHC plans to retrofit all nursing homes with sprinklers
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- National HealthCare Corp., which owns the nursing home where 11 residents died in a fire last month, will put sprinkler systems in all its long-term care facilities, the company president said Tuesday.

Deer crashes rise near water

Across South Carolina
YORK - A group known for its support of the Confederate flag has asked York County Council to reverse a decision that gives workers a Martin Luther King holiday.

Volunteer guardian program running out of money

News you can use
OCT. 8, 1962 Columbia County Sheriff Herman Morris of Appling died Sunday in a local hospital after a monthlong illness.

Across the southeast

Across Georgia
LOCUST GROVE - A 33-year-old man was fatally shot and a police officer was shot in the arm during a scuffle after officers responded to a domestic violence call.

Rants and Raves
PLEASE TAKE your old yard sale signs down. People are getting tired of riding around to yard sale signs and you're not having a yard sale. Take two minutes to take them down.

Fatal stabbing ends 'safe summer' in state prisons
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The fatal stabbing of an inmate at the Lieber Correctional Institution near Ridgeville this weekend comes after what Corrections Director Jon Ozmint has called a "very safe summer."

Across South Carolina

Compromise reached in USC-affiliated hotel
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina has reached an agreement with area hotel owners that restricts the number of guests who can stay in a 117-room inn the university foundation plans to build in downtown Columbia.

Experts say G-8 Summit an opportunity to boost Georgia's economy

Sanford to show agenda on tour

St. Joseph to undergo emergency surgery

Fire damages house from 'Bridges of Madison County'
WINTERSET, Iowa -- The 1800s-era farmhouse featured in the film "The Bridges of Madison County" was damaged Monday by a fire that officials consider suspicious.

Ravi Shankar, Norah Jones object to Indian film based on their lives
BOMBAY, India -- The stars: a world-renowned sitar composer and his long-lost daughter, an American jazz singer. The finale: the daughter sweeps the Grammy awards and they reunite.

At the Movies: 'Mystic River'

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

Imax filmmaker takes deep-sea activism to film festival
LOS ANGELES -- A new Imax film festival is aimed at creating a sea change in the way people think about ocean life.

At the Movies: 'Mystic River'
With Clint Eastwood's profoundly moving "Mystic River," it's as if all the sturdy but generally forgettable movies he directed since "Unforgiven" never happened.

Critical choice

Imax filmmaker takes deep-sea activism to film festival

Ravi Shankar, Norah Jones object to Indian film based on their lives

Fire damages house from 'Bridges of Madison County'

Union of Schwarzenegger and Twisted Sister was no accident
NEW YORK -- Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, whose "We're Not Gonna Take It" has become the anthem for Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign, says the actor-turned-politician actually inspired that hit 1984 record.

Pop stars urge EU to lower sales tax on music
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Union should lower sales taxes on compact discs by treating them as cultural works like recorded books rather than as electronic hardware, pop stars and other music industry representatices said Tuesday.

Damien Rice wins third annual Shortlist Music Prize

Damien Rice wins third annual Shortlist Music Prize
NEW YORK -- Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice took home the third annual Shortlist Music Prize, beating out acts such as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Floetry and The Black Keys for an award that celebrates the best noncommercial music artists.

CART shares face suspension from New York Stock Exchange
INDIANAPOLIS -- Shares of Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc. face removal from the New York Stock Exchange because of the open-wheel racing series' deteriorating financial condition, CART said Monday.

CART shares face suspension from New York Stock Exchange

Benson gets new crew chief
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jay Guy will replace James Ince as crew chief of Johnny Benson's No. 10 Pontiac for the remainder of the NASCAR season.

From the Gipper to Cooter to Gopher, many celebrities turn to politics
Other performers who, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, have run for office or served in political posts:

Some scenes at the polls in California on Tuesday
LOS ANGELES -- Porn star Mary Carey went to church Tuesday - to vote.

TV networks closely track California recall returns
LOS ANGELES -- Cable news just couldn't keep the ending of the California recall drama under wraps.

Sparse crowds at Davis headquarters; supporters downcast

TV networks closely track California recall returns

Davis recalled, Schwarzenegger elected

Sparse crowds at Davis headquarters; supporters downcast
LOS ANGELES -- In the same hotel where Gov. Gray Davis celebrated his first election five years earlier, a sparse crowd of Davis supporters listen Tuesday night to report after report of his ouster.

Some scenes at the polls in California on Tuesday

Key dates in the California recall election
Key dates in California recall election:

Key dates in the California recall election

California rejects ballot proposition dealing with race information

Heavy voter turnout for California recall election
LOS ANGELES -- With long lines but only sporadic complaints about the long ballot, Californians went to the polls Tuesday in higher numbers than in any gubernatorial election in the last 21 years, election officials predicted.

California rejects ballot proposition dealing with race information
LOS ANGELES -- California voters overwhelmingly rejected a contentious ballot initiative Tuesday that would have banned state and local governments from tracking race in everything from preschools to police work.

Schwarzenegger's life: From a humble boyhood to the silver screen and big-time politics

Davis recalled, Schwarzenegger elected
LOS ANGELES -- Californians banished Gov. Gray Davis just 11 months into his second term and elected action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger to replace him Tuesday - a Hollywood ending to one of the most extraordinary political melodramas in the nation's history.

Schwarzenegger's life: From a humble boyhood to the silver screen and big-time politics
LOS ANGELES -- For Arnold Schwarzenegger, becoming governor of California is just the latest astonishing transformation in a lifetime full of them.

From the Gipper to Cooter to Gopher, many celebrities turn to politics

Attorneys huddle, but no word on whether Kobe Bryant will waive hearing
EAGLE, Colo. -- Attorneys in the Kobe Bryant case huddled with the judge Tuesday but didn't answer the biggest question: Will the NBA star waive his preliminary hearing to keep potentially damaging evidence from being heard publicly?

Attorneys huddle, but no word on whether Kobe Bryant will waive hearing

Bryant defense won't get rape crisis hot line records - at least for now
DENVER -- Kobe Bryant's attorneys cannot have access to notes taken by a rape crisis center worker during an interview with the NBA star's accuser, at least until a higher court considers the matter, a judge ruled Monday.

College basketball to get longer 3-point line
INDIANAPOLIS -- The 3-point line in college basketball is about to be moved 9 inches farther from the basket beginning in the 2004-05 season.

Panthers not satisfied with victories

Peyton playing perfectly well for Colts

Phillips on hot seat as defense collapses

MNF: Colts top Bucs in overtime

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Thanks 'soldiers' fighting war on child abuse
Certainly, every citizen in this country is aware of the war waging overseas, a war being fought to protect our precious country. But I am not so certain that residents of Richmond County are aware of a war that is being waged much more quietly here in our hometown - a war on child abuse.

Thanks 'soldiers' fighting war on child abuse
Certainly, every citizen in this country is aware of the war waging overseas, a war being fought to protect our precious country. But I am not so certain that residents of Richmond County are aware of a war that is being waged much more quietly here in our hometown - a war on child abuse.

Overtime

Overtime

Soccer coach works on teamwork, charity

Donovan wins Honda Award for soccer player of the year

American women still could have grand finale

Overtime
Texas Rangers catcher Todd Greene, a former Evans High School star, became a free agent Monday after clearing waivers and refusing an outright assignment to Triple-A Oklahoma.

Overtime
Atlanta Braves closer John Smoltz had arthroscopic surgery Tuesday in Birmingham, Ala., to remove painful scar tissue in his right elbow.

American women still could have grand finale
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Barring a massive youth movement, the World Cup is not the end for Mia Hamm and the other 30-somethings who make up the core of U.S. women's soccer roster.

Donovan wins Honda Award for soccer player of the year
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Landon Donovan won the Honda Award as national soccer player of the year Tuesday, becoming the first person to receive the honor in consecutive years.

Soccer coach works on teamwork, charity
AIKEN - A Rome, Ga., soccer coach recently called Ike Ofoje with good news.

Phillips on hot seat as defense collapses
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Cornerback Tyrone Williams returned from his one-game suspension Monday, vowing to give the staggering Atlanta defense an emotional boost.

Peyton playing perfectly well for Colts
INDIANAPOLIS -- Perfect Peyton Manning is living up to his nickname.

MNF: Colts top Bucs in overtime
TAMPA, Fla. -- Mike Vanderjagt's 29-yard field goal with 3:47 remaining in overtime capped one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history and gave the Indianapolis Colts a 38-35 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night.

Panthers not satisfied with victories
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Half of Carolina's defensive line sat slumped over in front of their lockers, staring at the stat sheet in disbelief.

Jesse Ventura gets off to a slow start with his TV show

CBS takes ratings crown for second week of TV season
NEW YORK -- CBS handily won the prime-time ratings race for the second week of the television season, with "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" continuing as the nation's most popular show.

Jesse Ventura gets off to a slow start with his TV show
NEW YORK -- "Jesse Ventura's America" isn't very crowded. The former Minnesota governor's MSNBC talk show debut was seen by a tiny audience of 194,000 people last weekend.

Lawyers worry about politicians' rush to late-night shows
NEW YORK -- Late-night comics will be sorry to see California's recall campaign end on Tuesday. Television network lawyers won't be.

NBC awaiting Maria Shriver's return

TV show rescues homeowners from repair woes

NBC awaiting Maria Shriver's return
NEW YORK -- NBC is expecting Maria Shriver to return to work after the California recall and will talk to her about how her assignments will change if her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is elected governor.

TV show rescues homeowners from repair woes
CINCINNATI -- Kate and Brad Bolger were so discouraged by their failure to save their kitchen from a botched repair job that they considered moving. Then they teamed up with do-it-yourself experts accompanied by a TV crew.

CBS takes ratings crown for second week of TV season

'Lion King' roars back into living rooms with DVD debut

N.C. woman accuses Ben Affleck of issuing threats

There's plenty of fun at Joe's Underground

People in the news

Roy Horn, of Siegfried & Roy, still critical after tiger attack

Extras, extras

Defense player hits with fury

Bigger donation may be required for UGA season tickets

Comments will bring on defense
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's heavy-hitting defense has left opposing quarterbacks dazed and dizzy this season.

Defense player hits with fury
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia sophomore Thomas Davis plays the brand of defense that is just begging for a defining nickname.

Comments will bring on defense

Brown still struggling with sore left hamstring
ATHENS, Ga. -- Reggie Brown, the leading receiver for No. 8 Georgia, is still bothered by a sore left hamstring and doesn't know if he'll be able to play Saturday against 13th-ranked Tennessee.

Brown still struggling with sore left hamstring

Now, it's Browning's turn to run for the Dawgs
ATHENS, Ga. -- Tyson Browning is 5-foot-9. That's his story - and he's sticking to it.

Bigger donation may be required for UGA season tickets
ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia football season ticket holders may soon need to open their wallets a little wider for the prime spots in Sanford Stadium.

Now, it's Browning's turn to run for the Dawgs

Severity of player's knee injury disappoints Holtz
All George Gause needed was a little time off. At least that's what South Carolina coach Lou Holtz figured.

Severity of player's knee injury disappoints Holtz

Thursday night showcase comes to Williams-Brice Stadium

Thursday night showcase comes to Williams-Brice Stadium
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A shorter practice week. Family and friends watching. The whole country tuned in. And no class.

Director studies ways to involve more children
They think golf will be too expensive, to which Brown says, "The First Tee does not turn students away based on their ability to pay."

Teens' online habits should be monitored

Detention duration, duties vary depending on school
The sun was shining, the temperature was cool, and the homework load was light. It was a great day in late September to be outside, Lauren Richardson, 16, said.

Teens' online habits should be monitored
A long time ago, when our parents were young and hip, computers were so bulky they could span half a football field and were mainly used as military tools.

Battle of the bands

Mom must know of engagement
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I've been dating this guy for about a year, and I'm engaged to him, but we haven't told our parents. He's planning on telling them next year. I know his parents will be fine with it, but my mother won't be happy at all. I love him, but I'm afraid of what my mother will do.

Group celebrates dancer's life

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

Mom must know of engagement

Warning! Carless teen at work
In the world of a teenager, each birthday opens one more door for some kind of privilege. When you turn 13 you can do everything your older sister does; when you're 14, you can finally stay out with friends until after dark; when you're 15, you get a pat on the back and the "you have to wait until you're 16 to do that" speech.

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Question of the week
Here's this week's question: If you lived in California, who would you vote for in today's recall election?

Battle of the bands
You can choose the top songs of the week in the Battle of the Bands.

Warning! Carless teen at work

Xtreme calendar
For Rent: Hollywood Homicide, starring Josh Hartnett and Harrison Ford as homicide detectives investigating the murder of a hip-hop act, is available on DVD and VHS.

Your style

Your style
THE FACTS: Timothy McDonald, 18, graduate of Lucy. C. Laney Comprehensive High School.

Question of the week

Group celebrates dancer's life
As an avid follower of theater and dance, I was shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Jaime Burcham. I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but I did see him perform one time downtown.

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Bar offers day care for men while women shop

Man charged after botched sex change operation

Probationers take drug-test cheating to the limit