Writer is character in her own memoir

Police novel is far from dreamy

Writer is character in her own memoir
Her earliest dabbles in writing were love letters, and as the years passed, it was writing that became the love and life of Fay Weldon.

Police novel is far from dreamy
The title of Faye Kellerman's latest novel, Street Dreams, refers to the curse of rookie cops. Even when they sleep, new officers can't escape visions of violent criminals, bloody shootouts and elusive crooks.

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Cubs infielder recovering from Tommy John surgery
MIAMI -- Cubs infielder Tony Womack underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow earlier this week, leaving no doubt that he'll miss the World Series even if Chicago makes it that far.

Padilla hurt in crash
MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Vincente Padilla was involved in a car accident in which his driver was killed during a trip to the player's hometown.

Bullpen failure costs Marlins

Yankees coach takes on Red Sox's Pedro Martinez, ends up on the ground
BOSTON -- It was at once comic and ugly, a brawl that epitomized the heat of the game.

News Corp. in agreement to sell Dodgers to McCourt
LOS ANGELES -- Frank McCourt, a Boston real estate developer who failed in two earlier attempts to buy major league teams, has reached an agreement to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers from News Corp, both parties said Friday.

Cashman unfazed by owner's comments
BOSTON - Yankees general manager Brian Cashman isn't worried about George Steinbrenner's latest outburst.

Two Yankees to face assault charges

Two Yankees to face assault charges
BOSTON - Two Yankees will be charged with assaulting a Fenway Park worker who was cheering for the Red Sox in the New York bullpen during the American League Championship Series on Saturday night, police said.

Bullpen failure costs Marlins
MIAMI -- The Florida Marlins had a chance to beat Kerry Wood, and their bullpen let it get away.

Cubs pound Marlins
MIAMI -- Aramis Ramirez lingered around home plate, hoping his long drive would stay true instead of taking another cruel Cubs twist. When the ball landed fair, it was clear which way the fates had turned.

Fenway to ride Rocket one last time
BOSTON -- Clemens vs. Martinez. It's more than a baseball game.

Yankees coach takes on Red Sox's Pedro Martinez, ends up on the ground

Damon ready to get back on field
BOSTON -- The last time Johnny Damon gave the Red Sox good news he was being carried off the field on a stretcher. Coming to after he was knocked out in a collision, Damon waved to let his teammates know he was OK.

Yankees win brawl in Boston

Fenway to ride Rocket one last time

Damon ready to get back on field

News Corp. in agreement to sell Dodgers to McCourt

Yankees win brawl in Boston
BOSTON -- The pitching battle for the ages lived up to its billing. And not just because Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez were on the mound.

Padilla hurt in crash

For a select few, life begins at 100

Hasbro demands man stop selling 'Ghettopoly' game
PHILADELPHIA -- The maker of the board game Monopoly threatened to sue the creator of Ghettopoly, in which "playas" build crack houses on Cheap Trick Avenue instead of hotels on the Boardwalk.

Odds and Ends
CONROE, Texas -- For asthmatics, taking the inhaled drug Albuterol is as commonplace as popping aspirin for a headache. So what's a little puff shared between wheezy sweethearts?

Construction industry faces shortage of skilled workers
Instead of a mall, Herman Cummings hung out at construction sites when he was a teenager.

Teen retailer American Eagle struggles to stay popular

On the move

Honda unveils improved fuel cell car

Insurance can be business owner's salvation

Teen retailer American Eagle struggles to stay popular
PITTSBURGH -- High school student Mike Davis recently walked out of an American Eagle Outfitters store empty handed after finding nothing new to add to his wardrobe of bootcut jeans, cargo shorts, screen T-shirts and polo shirts.

Insurance can be business owner's salvation
If you haven't read your insurance policy lately, or ever, it's time to dust it off and really read the fine print. There are gems hidden inside there that could make or break your business if the unexpected strikes.

Companies cutting jobs for good
More than 3,100 pairs a day, three seconds under the needle for each pair - Judy Peavler was good at her job, stitching the fly and zipper into Wrangler jeans.

Employer spotlight

Store offers alternative for instrument players

Business calendar

Companies cutting jobs for good

Trade deficit improves slightly to $39.21 billion in August
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit declined to $39.21 billion in August, the smallest gap in six months, reflecting a big drop in imports of cars and foreign oil.

Construction industry faces shortage of skilled workers

Nissan ready for assault on Detroit's truck dominance

OPEC might be pressured by Iraqi, Russian exports
LONDON -- OPEC's decision to slash oil output starting in November will keep crude prices high this autumn, but burgeoning exports from Iraq and Russia could force the group to cut deeper when demand ebbs next spring, the International Energy Agency said Friday.

Employer spotlight
HALOCARBON PRODUCTS CORP. PRODUCT: Specialty fluorinated chemicals

Business briefs
The Development Authority of Columbia County this week picked Augusta's Southern Partners engineering firm to examine more than 500 acres off Interstate 20 near Grovetown for a potential industrial park.

Trade deficit improves slightly to $39.21 billion in August

Honda unveils improved fuel cell car
TOKYO -- Honda Motor Co.'s next-generation fuel cell for cars is cheaper, smaller and overcomes a major problem of past models - it can operate at freezing temperatures.

On the move
Amy Morton has been named vice president of sales and operations for American Nursing Services Inc. She will be responsible for operations in Augusta, Atlanta and several markets in Texas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma.

Business calendar
Tuesday-Wednesday: Annual Business and Technology in the Real World Conference and Expo featuring venture capitalists, angel investors, government lenders and traditional and nontraditional lenders; Augusta Suites Inn (formerly Radisson Suites Inn), 3038 Washington Road; 7 a.m., sponsored by the National Center for Economic Development, Business & Technology Inc.; to register, call 792-1427.

OPEC might be pressured by Iraqi, Russian exports

Business briefs
Do you know the details of your health-care coverage and contingencies? Cambridge Credit, a Massachusetts financial counseling and education agency, suspects you don't.

Nissan ready for assault on Detroit's truck dominance
CANTON, Miss. -- When Diane Allen and her team at Nissan Design America were told to create Nissan's first full-size truck, their marching orders were to "do it big, do it authentic and make it look different."

Store offers alternative for instrument players
The wail of electric guitars, the beat of drums and even the hum of harmonicas are common sounds downtown since the opening of Rock Bottom Music at the corner of Eighth and Ellis streets.

Hopeful toots his military horn

Hopeful toots his military horn
IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING: The military career of retired Army Lt. Col and District 10 candidate Sonny Pittman is beyond reproach.

Clemson topples Virginia in OT

Clemson topples Virginia in OT
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Virginia coach Al Groh didn't buy it two years ago and he wasn't listening now.

Alabama beats Southern Miss
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Shaud Williams ran for 170 yards and two touchdowns and Chris James made two huge special teams plays in the fourth quarter to lift Alabama to a 17-3 win over Southern Miss on Saturday.

Florida tops No. 6 LSU

Auburn upsets Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Carnell Williams ran for 150 yards and a touchdown on 35 carries and Auburn shut down the Southeastern Conference's top rushing attack in the Tigers' 10-3 victory over No. 7 Arkansas on Saturday.

Alabama beats Southern Miss

Auburn upsets Arkansas

ACC dismissed as defendant in Big East schools' lawsuit, Miami remains
HARTFORD, Conn. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference was dropped as a defendant Friday in a lawsuit by Big East schools over ACC expansion, but the legal battle appears far from over.

Mississippi blanks Arkansas St
OXFORD, Miss. -- Mississippi's 88-year winning streak against Arkansas State remains intact.

Miami, Florida State meet again with title hopes on the line
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Miami and Florida State have more on the line than just bragging rights each time they play. National championships usually are at stake.

Mississippi blanks Arkansas St

Miami, Florida State meet again with title hopes on the line

ACC presidents may add Boston College to its league

ACC dismissed as defendant in Big East schools' lawsuit, Miami remains

Florida tops No. 6 LSU
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Florida quarterback Chris Leak shrugged off six sacks, the Tiger Stadium noise and a pressing defense to lead the Gators to a 19-7 victory over No. 6 LSU on Saturday.

ACC presidents may add Boston College to its league
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Atlantic Coast Conference chancellors and presidents will hold a teleconference Sunday amid reports they are ready to invite Boston College to be the league's 12th team.

The Great American Tantrum
Son, daughter, sit down. I want to teach you a very important lesson.

Unusual SRS accord

The Great American Tantrum

Well-qualified entry

Unusual SRS accord
Something must be right with the world when the militant environmentalist group Greenpeace and proponents of the Savannah River actually agree on something. But that they do, with the U.S. House of Representatives' vote not to tinker with the Nuclear Waste Policy Act.

Too much chatter
Augusta Public Works Director Teresa Smith rang up $1,398.34 in cell phone charges in July - eclipsing former Fire Chief Ronnie Few's old cell phone record.

Too much chatter

Well-qualified entry
Competition for Augusta's city attorney's post is still open, but it's hard to imagine anyone better qualified for the job than Steve Shepard.

Emma Thompson joins staff in 'Harry Potter' movie
LONDON -- Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson will be one of Harry Potter's teachers at Hogwarts School in the third movie of J.K. Rowling's magical books, Warner Bros. Pictures announced Friday.

Wall Street finishes mixed; stocks post weekly gain
NEW YORK -- Stocks finished virtually unchanged Friday as investors mulled a profit warning by General Electric Co. and avoided major bets a day after indexes reached new 52-week highs. The three main gauges posted weekly gains.

Automakers oppose effort to cut SUV tax deduction
WASHINGTON -- An effort in the Senate to cut tax deductions for small businesses that buy sport utility vehicles is running into opposition from automakers, who say the deductions are fair and should be expanded.

Wall Street finishes mixed; stocks post weekly gain

Hunter rescues Eagles
STATESBORO, Ga. - Five minutes after Georgia Southern completed its 31-25 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday, the sun broke through the clouds.

Hunter enjoying success in fill-in role for Georgia Southern
When Chaz Williams was named Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Year last season, Trey Hunter had to accept he likely would be Georgia Southern's backup quarterback again this season.

Georgia Tech finishes job at Wake
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - It was the type of drive Georgia Tech couldn't put together against Florida State in September, much less a week ago against North Carolina State.

Yellow Jackets the surprise of ACC
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Georgia Tech was stung by pitiful preseason predictions in late July.

Georgia Tech finishes job at Wake

Yellow Jackets the surprise of ACC

Pak takes lead at World Championships
THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Annika Sorenstam played a historic round of golf Friday that qualified her for the LPGA Hall of Fame. It only left her tied for second place in the Samsung World Championships.

Hall of Fame worth the wait for Annika

Stephenson: Asians "killing" LPGA Tour

Flesch and Verplank tie third lowest ever 54-hole score

Pak takes lead at World Championships

Stephenson: Asians "killing" LPGA Tour
KAHUKU, Hawaii -- Jan Stephenson, who became the first woman to play on the Champions Tour on Friday, said Asians are "killing" the LPGA Tour and their numbers should be limited.

Flesch and Verplank tie third lowest ever 54-hole score
LAS VEGAS -- Steve Flesch and Scott Verplank shared the lead at the Las Vegas Invitational on Friday with one of the lowest 54-hole scores in PGA Tour history.

Teske leads by one after three rounds at Houston LPGA stop

Hall of Fame worth the wait for Annika
THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Annika Sorenstam made sure she didn't go into the World Golf Hall of Fame with a bogey.

Teske leads by one after three rounds at Houston LPGA stop
THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Rachel Teske had five birdies on the back nine - including four on the last five holes - and finished with a 6-under 66 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead after three rounds of the LPGA Samsung World Championship.

Appleby takes lead with fourth round 6-under 66
LAS VEGAS -- Stuart Appleby made three straight birdies on the back nine Saturday and shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-shot lead after the fourth round of the Las Vegas Invitational.

Appleby takes lead with fourth round 6-under 66

Hephzibah must refocus to reach playoffs this year

Special teams unit lets Jackets down

Washington County cruises

Evans prevails on homecoming

Greenbrier routs winless Cross Creek

Prep football scores

McNair's catch saves Butler

Johnson's heroics break Eagles' skid

Egekeze squeezes Patriots to a win
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - As Obi Egekeze lined up a last-second, field-goal attempt, Westside coach Gerald Barnes turned his head.

McNair's catch saves Butler
There were two Glenn Hills defenders draped on Butler's Ricky McNair when quarterback Brad Clark threw up a prayer.

Win fails to satisfy Thomson
What concerned Thomson coach Luther Welsh all week was the size of Hephzibah's offensive line.

Prep football scores
These are the scores from Friday's prep football games.

Special teams unit lets Jackets down
North Augusta coach Joe Long wasn't angry that his team gave up 49 points to Lexington on Friday. He wasn't peeved that his defense was fleeced for 229 rushing yards.

Washington County cruises
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - When facing a team that rolled up 72 points in the region opener the week before, the worst thing to do is dig an early hole.

Evans prevails on homecoming
Evans enjoyed a homecoming victory Friday night at Blanchard Stadium and, with a 14-0 win over Cedar Grove, the Knights also savored something new - a winning streak.

Hephzibah must refocus to reach playoffs this year
Just six games into the season, Hephzibah's postseason hopes already are in trouble. In fact, those dreams are on life support.

Greenbrier routs winless Cross Creek
Daniel Landon ran for three touchdowns, and Justin Jennings added 147 rushing yards and a pair of scores as Greenbrier blasted Cross Creek in the second half Friday night to pull away for a 42-12 victory.

Johnson's heroics break Eagles' skid
The crowd that gathered at White Road Stadium to watch Josey play Harlem on Friday night saw 2 team desperately fighting for a win and two teams seemingly refusing to lose.

Thrashers' Heatley wasn't drunk during car wreck

Thrashers top Capitals
WASHINGTON -- The Atlanta Thrashers are dedicating their games to Dan Snyder and Dany Heatley.

Snyder's father says family won't lay blame

Thrashers' Heatley wasn't drunk during car wreck
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Thrashers star Dany Heatley was not drunk when he was driving the car that crashed, killing teammate Dan Snyder, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's crime lab.

Snyder's father says family won't lay blame
ELMIRA, Ontario - Dan Snyder was buried in his hometown Friday, and the parents of the Atlanta Thrashers' player said they forgive the teammate charged in their son's death.

For a select few, life begins at 100
I've got a new goal. I want to live to be 100.

'Chronicle' being used by 'Democratic operatives'
I am a new subscriber to The Chronicle and cannot understand why the Opinion page is being used by apparent Democratic operatives to blast the president on everything. Jim Black, Evans, Ga.

The courage of cowards
Joaquin Godoy lauded Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass. and Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., for their great courage in his letter on Oct. 6, "Kennedy's claim about Iraq war is absolutely correct." I totally agree. Robert Dunaway, Augusta

Area Democrats will make a comeback
Our local Republicans had a good time in the last session of the General Assembly. One even said it was a great new experience - "new" being the problem. Lowell Greenbaum, Augusta

'Chronicle' being used by 'Democratic operatives'

George W. Bush is America's best hope
Anne Cook's letter of Sept. 24, "Bush more interested in Iraq than U.S.," is just another personal attack on President George W. Bush - even reaching back to his father, George H.W. Bush. Floyd Brown, Evans, Ga.

Young deserves credit for downtown growth
As I was driving down Broad Street recently, I realized that the downtown area was busier than I had remembered. There were people of all ages and races enjoying themselves as they shopped at the many and varied stores, dined at the quaint restaurants, or played at the Augusta Common. Karen H. Luther, Augusta

The courage of cowards

Telemarketers force us not to answer phone

Young deserves credit for downtown growth

George W. Bush is America's best hope

Telemarketers force us not to answer phone
I have been reading, with much amusement, the brouhaha over the legality of the national do-not-call list. Telemarketers claim their First Amendment rights are being violated. Really? What about our rights to privacy? Who is protecting that? Not the courts or the American Civil Liberties Union, obviously. Seth Benson, Millen, Ga.

China's first manned space mission slated for next week

Malaysian tour takes people to some spooky sites

Geocachers use technology to locate items left by others

Send flowers, note of support for ill baby

From eyesore to eye-catcher

Home front

Inventions are often accidental in nature

FDA: beware illegal decorative contact lenses

China's first manned space mission slated for next week
BEIJING -- After a decade of preparation and months of speculation, China made a concrete commitment Friday to human space travel, announcing plans to launch a manned capsule into orbit next week and enter one of mankind's most rarefied clubs - that of the spacefaring nations.

Malaysian tour takes people to some spooky sites
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - In one of Malaysia's oldest cemeteries, tour guide Francis Nantha gazes at hundreds of headstones blanketing a hillside, made visible with the help of a van's headlights.

Home front
If you have a home theater, chances are that it could use a tuneup. That's where a calibration DVD such as "Digital Video Essentials" (JKP/DVD International, $24.99; http://www.videoessentials.com) enters the picture - and the sound.

Crayola fans vote out four colors; add four new ones
EASTON, Pa. -- You won't find magic mint or blizzard blue in Crayola crayon boxes anymore. Mulberry and teal blue are gone, too.

FDA: beware illegal decorative contact lenses
WASHINGTON -- Thinking of sporting some wild-eyed contact lenses for Halloween? Think again, say federal health officials.

In the know
Emily Blunt and Leanne Rowe star as the daughters of a real-life Xena-like warrior, Queen Boudica (Alex Kingston) in PBS' Masterpiece Theater presentation of Warrior Queen at 10 on WEBA-TV (Channel 14) and WCES-TV (Channel 20). In 60 A.D., Boudica lead the charge to battle after the sudden death of King Prasutagus.

Geocachers use technology to locate items left by others
At this very moment, someone, somewhere, is finding something.

Inventions are often accidental in nature
On Monday, Americans will celebrate Christopher Columbus' discovery of the New World in 1492.

Send flowers, note of support for ill baby
Dear Carson: I just became a grandmother. The baby is underweight and jaundiced and my son and his wife made it clear that they didn't want visitors. The baby went into the hospital yesterday and is on an IV and under ultraviolet lights.

From eyesore to eye-catcher
Family members thought Tracey and Kelly Buchanan were a little crazy when they decided to purchase their North Augusta home 14 years ago.

Gladiators edge Lynx on late goal
In Duluth, Ga., Brandon Dietrich scored on a penalty shot with 43 seconds remaining to give the Gwinnett Gladiators a 3-2 win over the Augusta Lynx in ECHL preseason action Friday night.

Swinson to make return

Swinson to make return
Wes Swinson will likely be weary from the drive from Peterborough, Ontario, but Augusta Lynx coach Stan Drulia said he expects the defenseman to be in the lineup for tonight's preseason game against the Gwinnett Gladiators.

Drulia back to work after preseason loss
When he looks at the big picture, Augusta Lynx coach Stan Drulia knows an 0-2 preseason doesn't mean a whole lot.

Drulia back to work after preseason loss

Man is denied bond in drug trafficking

Rants and Raves
A RANT TO Rush Limbaugh. There's not but for one phrase for you, big fat hypocrite.

Across Georgia

A new voice arrives in 'The Chronicle'

Festival to honor town's history

Across the area

Town relies on SRS to bring in revenue
NEW ELLENTON - The Atomic City celebrated itself Saturday because, well, it's still around and people there are happy about it.

Columbia County plans to curb traffic

Kid of the day
Breniah Harris of Hephzibah is today's kid of the day.

Schools enforce bus rules
Glenda Ray sounds like a proud parent when she talks about her children.

Flights to D.C. are still up in air

Rants and Raves
WITH JUSTIFIABLE concern over rumors of alleged gang activity at a scheduled high school football game, several parents' phone calls to the Richmond County Board of Education's high-salaried spokeswoman were not returned. Do we really need her?

Town relies on SRS to bring in revenue

State awaits old reactor

Man is denied bond in drug trafficking
A man who authorities allege mailed several ounces of cocaine from a Caribbean island to his Hephzibah home was denied bond by a Richmond County judge Friday.

Atlanta airport's name debated
ATLANTA - A push to add the name of former Mayor Maynard Jackson to the title of the city's sprawling airport pits the legacy of two popular mayors against each other and has reignited simmering tensions of new Atlanta vs. old, black vs. white.

Correction
In Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle, Richmond County sheriff's officers were misidentified in a story about a man who was charged with driving under the influence. Maj. Larry Vinson spoke about the accused man. Deputy Brandon Beckman's patrol car was struck in the crash.

On trial, man says he 'just snapped'
MACON, Ga. - A man charged with killing his estranged girlfriend by running over her with a car and shooting her in the head says he snapped when the woman told him their three children referred to her new boyfriend as "Daddy."

Police database interests Georgia
ATLANTA - State officials are considering participation in a crime-fighting database that would take confidential driver's license and auto tag information from millions of Georgians.

Teens get chance to learn to teach
CONYERS, Ga. - Apprenticeships in more than 40 Georgia school systems offer seniors a paycheck and class credit in a program that gives them a head start at learning how to be a teacher.

Modern residents view life in old South Carolina

Attorneys general ask for tobacco payments
RALEIGH, N.C. - Attorneys general from 14 states, including Georgia, have written to three cigarette makers, asking them to make scheduled payments to a fund designed to benefit tobacco growers and quota holders.

Atlanta airport's name debated

News you can use
BACK IN TIME OCT. 12, 1932 AIKEN - The license controversy between the city of Aiken and the city of Augusta has been tentatively settled, according to reports made to the City Council.

Kid of the day

Festival offers lesson in Latin
Getting to the Augusta Common on Saturday was quite a journey for Juana Rubio.

UGA professor wins 'genius grant'

Valdosta man faces charges in 2 killings

Across Georgia
GRAYSON -A 16-year-old girl was driving with only a learner's permit when she lost control of a van and struck a tree, killing two passengers, police said.

Children in state custody get help
Almost 20 years ago, Judy Shipes said she went through a five-year tug-of-war trying to gain custody of two boys in foster care.

A new voice arrives in 'The Chronicle'
Who is this man, and what is he doing in The Chronicle?

Modern residents view life in old South Carolina
NORTH AUGUSTA - On an otherwise quiet 21st-century Saturday afternoon, the loud booms of 18th-century musket fire rattled windows and set off car alarms.

Kid of the day
Carlton Lashon Jones of Augusta is today's Kid of the Day.

Across the area
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office continued to search Saturday for a man who robbed a hairstylist Friday night at gunpoint and then fled into a wooded area, a police spokesman said.

South Carolina NAACP elects its new leader
COLUMBIA - The South Carolina NAACP has elected Columbia branch President Lonnie Randolph as its new president.

Rural county suffers budget cuts

Teens get chance to learn to teach

Pastor's funeral draws thousands

State awaits old reactor
A radioactive reactor being shipped by rail to Barnwell, S.C., from a closed nuclear power plant in Michigan will be buried 40 feet deep in a privately owned, special dump for such low-level radioactive waste.

Across Georgia

Hispanic Festival's efforts start bond
CLEARWATER - Regardless of how many people it drew, Friday's inaugural Hispanic Festival at Harrison-Caver Park was among Aiken County's first tentative steps at reaching out to an emerging population that may be larger than most think.

Book loads could expand school day

On trial, man says he 'just snapped'

News you can use

Attorneys general ask for tobacco payments

UGA considers higher ticket fees

UGA considers higher ticket fees
Wes Sadler's view from Section 324, the corner of the east end zone in Sanford Stadium, is, as he describes it, "awesome."

Board revives stormwater late charges

Across South Carolina
NORTH CHARLESTON -A man and a woman have been charged with kidnapping after police said they snatched an 18-month-old baby from a baby sitter outside a North Charleston supermarket.

Kid of the day

Hispanic Festival's efforts start bond

Injuries highlight need to improve services, training

Decor gets mixed reviews

Edited budget saves clinics

Across the area

Correction

Schools enforce bus rules

50th anniversary jogs memories of dam workers

News you can use

Police database interests Georgia

UGA stays optimistic amid cuts
ATHENS, Ga. - Despite looming statewide cuts, University of Georgia officials remain optimistic about impending budget woes.

News you can use
BACK IN TIME OCT. 11, 1939 With three men in custody, local police were still on the trail of a fourth man said to have been implicated in the death of Louis "Buddie" Hubbard, a 23-year-old Jefferson County sheriff's deputy.

UGA professor wins 'genius grant'
ATHENS, Ga. - Eve Troutt Powell teaches and writes about a country brimming with history and intrigue, a place often linked with mummies' curses and marvelous feats of architecture.

Festival offers lesson in Latin

Valdosta man faces charges in 2 killings
Walter Anderson, of Valdosta, faces murder charges in the Lanier County slayings of his wife, Annette Anderson, and of Jody Graham, who was killed a quarter-mile from where officers found Mrs. Anderson's body.

Injuries highlight need to improve services, training
It was a routine play, one of thousands that occur each Friday night at high school football games in the Augusta area.

Columbia County plans to curb traffic
When rush hour hits in Columbia County, cars tend to stall along Washington Road.

Across South Carolina

Board revives stormwater late charges
Columbia County residents who are slow in paying their stormwater utility bills - or don't pay them at all - will no longer have a reprieve from late fees.

Washington County cruises
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - When facing a team that rolled up 72 points in the region opener the week before, the worst thing to do is dig an early hole.

50th anniversary jogs memories of dam workers
Gary F. Blanchard was barely 16 when he left his job at a Columbia County sawmill to join thousands of others who gathered to help build Clarks Hill Dam.

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -A former employee at an emergency shelter for teens has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to taking two underage girls from the facility to have sex with him.

Rants and Raves
A RANT TO Rush Limbaugh. There's not but for one phrase for you, big fat hypocrite.

Across Georgia
CONYERS -A 14-year-old boy accused of shooting a high school senior through the heart with an arrow and killing him has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct, police said.

Rural county suffers budget cuts
MCCORMICK, S.C. - With a note of defiance in her voice and the hint of an evangelist's sense of pace, Catherine Callaham sees redemption rather than wreckage in the two-year stretch of state budget cuts that have scythed through public school districts across South Carolina.

Across the area
Sheriff's officials arrested a Langley man on charges that he shot his brother in the hand with a shotgun during an early-morning argument Friday.

Book loads could expand school day
A longer school day could be the answer to complaints of heavy textbooks in Richmond County schools.

Florida man pawned stolen gun, police say
One Florida man's troubles with the law, which began after a fight with Augusta police during a traffic stop, became worse Friday.

Decor gets mixed reviews
The quartet of white rocking chairs overlooking the first floor only add to the Southern mood inside General Beauregard's, owners of the month-old East Clayton Street bar said this week.

Flights to D.C. are still up in air
A bill that would allow more flights to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport has moved closer to approval, but it's still unclear how good Augusta's chances are to obtain one of the new openings.

Festival to honor town's history
Emma Gresham paused for a few seconds before trying to answer what seemed like a difficult question.

Rants and Raves
WITH JUSTIFIABLE concern over rumors of alleged gang activity at a scheduled high school football game, several parents' phone calls to the Richmond County Board of Education's high-salaried spokeswoman were not returned. Do we really need her?

Pastor's funeral draws thousands
ATLANTA - Church members, friends and fellow union workers gathered Friday for the funeral of the Rev. Johnny Clyde Reynolds, a pastor and labor leader who was gunned down by a member of his congregation Sunday.

Edited budget saves clinics
ATLANTA - Mental hospitals in Savannah and Columbus would be spared under revised budget recommendations to be considered Wednesday by the Georgia Board of Human Resources.

Virginia brings out old set of Tigers
CLEMSON, S.C. - This was a Clemson team nobody had seen in a very long time.

Tires prove difference for Stewart
CONCORD, N.C. - Ryan Newman tried to turn Saturday night's UAW-GM Quality 500 into a math problem. Tony Stewart made it a race.

Two slips have field closing in on Kenseth
CONCORD, N.C. -- Matt Kenseth seemed untouchable two weeks ago. It almost certainly would be his name engraved on the Winston Cup championship trophy.

Gaughan wins fourth straight Texas race

NASCAR scoffs at Newman cheating allegations

Gaughan wins fourth straight Texas race
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Brendan Gaughan came from the back of the pack and won Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway, becoming the first NASCAR truck driver to win four straight races at the same track.

Biffle wins Busch race at Lowe's Motor Speedway
CONCORD, N.C. -- Greg Biffle began an 800-mile day by winning the rain-postponed Busch Series race at Lowe's Motor Speedway on Saturday with the season's largest margin of victory.

Gaughan to start at back in bid for fourth straight win
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Brendan Gaughan will start at the back of the field in his attempt to become the first NASCAR truck driver to win four straight races at a track.

Double duty doesn't detour driver's plan
CONCORD, N.C. - Michael Waltrip was a runner at the Boston Marathon a couple years ago, so he knows something about being tired.

Gordon chats about Newman
CONCORD, N.C. - When Jeff Gordon qualified second for today's UAW-GM 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway, he seemed almost giddy about making an appearance at the mandatory news conference Thursday night.

Tires prove difference for Stewart

Gordon chats about Newman

Double duty doesn't detour driver's plan

NASCAR scoffs at Newman cheating allegations
CONCORD, N.C. -- NASCAR is confident Ryan Newman and his Penske Racing South team have not cheated while racking up a series-high eight victories this season.

Biffle wins Busch race at Lowe's Motor Speedway

Tropical Storm Mindy spins toward Bahamas

Tropical Storm Mindy spins toward Bahamas
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Tropical Storm Mindy churned toward the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands on Saturday with winds of 45 mph and lashing rains, but it was expected to turn northward into the open ocean later in the day.

Bryant, O'Neal sit out Lakers practice
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal sat out practice Saturday as calm returned to the Los Angeles Lakers' training camp.

Bryant rejoins Lakers
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Kobe Bryant returned to practice Friday as if nothing were wrong, smiling for the cameras, posing for Los Angeles Lakers promotional spots and laughing and joking with the team's staff.

Bryant, O'Neal sit out Lakers practice

Prosecutors in Bryant case seek to close at least portion of hearing
EAGLE, Colo. -- In what analysts say is an abrupt shift in strategy, prosecutors in the Kobe Bryant case asked the judge to close at least a portion of the preliminary hearing when it resumes next week.

Bryant rejoins Lakers

Prosecutors in Bryant case seek to close at least portion of hearing

Falcons owner: Stick with us, better times ahead

Price back at practice despite foot injury

Power ranking of pro teams

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Hayden breaks world cricket record with 380 runs

Overtime

United States women win third place in World Cup

Hayden breaks world cricket record with 380 runs
PERTH, Australia -- Matthew Hayden of Australia broke the cricket world record by scoring 380 runs Friday in a test match against Zimbabwe.

Overtime
Manute Bol, the 7-foot-7 for mer NBA player from the Sudan, plans to follow his brief stints in hockey and boxing with a venture into horse racing.

United States women win third place in World Cup
CARSON, Calif. -- With third place in the World Cup secured, Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly did what they nearly always do: lead.

Softball coach receives scare
USC Aiken softball coach Jerry Snyder is back in town after a medical scare last weekend.

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

Overtime
Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin-Hardenne set up a showdown for the No. 1 ranking and the Porsche Grand Prix title with straight-set semifinal wins in Filderstadt, Germany.

Outdoors calendar
All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Outdoors calendar

Pupils pilot archery program

Pupils pilot archery program
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - There are lots of sounds one would expect to hear in a schoolyard, but the "thunk" of aluminum arrows slamming a target isn't one of them - except at BurkeCounty Middle School.

Power ranking of pro teams
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.

Price back at practice despite foot injury
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons receiver Peerless Price returned to practice Friday despite a foot injury.

Falcons owner: Stick with us, better times ahead
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- This wasn't how Arthur Blank envisioned it.

Deaf worshippers hear ministry's message
A preacher who cannot hear his own voice will lead a revival for Augusta's deaf community this weekend at Curtis Baptist Church.

Pray to God for 'spring of hope' in our blessed nation
In the words of author Charles Dickens, at the beginning of his book A Tale of Two Cities, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair ..."

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

Speaker teaches how to hear God
Lysa TerKeurst's life story matches that of many other women, Christian or not.

Area's Christian broadcasters are growing
Christian broadcaster Dorothy Spaulding reaches thousands of people through her television station's programs.

John Paul II's pontificate Catholic Church's fourth longest
Pope John Paul II's pontificate reaches 25 years on Oct. 16, putting it just short of the third-longest in history.

John Paul presents picture of fragility and determination
VATICAN CITY -- As he approaches the 25th anniversary of his papacy, Pope John Paul II is a picture of extreme fragility and sheer determination, of surprising resilience and severe physical limitations.

Faith digest
The mobile mammography van from University Hospital will visit from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 625 Georgia Ave. in North Augusta. Most insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid, is accepted. To make an appointment or for more information, call 774-8900.<

Virginia brings out old set of Tigers

Emma Thompson joins staff in 'Harry Potter' movie

Ex-Georgia coach to speak at banquet

Ex-Georgia coach to speak at banquet
Former Georgia basketball coach Hugh Durham will be the keynote speaker for the third annual College Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon.

This Jones will go down in history
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - It will go down with the other remarkable plays in school history, with the special moments that even casual Georgia fans remember.

Big plays result in road rout
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - They said Georgia was charmed the last time it ventured into these parts.

Georgia-Tennessee winner can stake claim to East Division title
ATHENS, Ga. - Earlier this week, David Greene rattled off the standard lines about needing players to step up and make plays.

This Jones will go down in history

Georgia-Tennessee winner can stake claim to East Division title

Georgia blows away Tennessee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- David Greene was 22-of-27 for 228 yards and one touchdown as No. 8 Georgia moved closer to defending its Southeastern Conference championship with a 41-14 victory over No. 13 Tennessee on Saturday night.

Georgia blows away Tennessee

Big plays result in road rout

Holtz concerned about lineman's ankle injury

Holtz: Hits on Lorenzen not late nor intentional
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina coach Lou Holtz said the film he watched Friday shows the hits that eventually knocked Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen out of Thursday night's game were not late nor intentional.

Holtz concerned about lineman's ankle injury
Trying to figure out how Kentucky turned a blowout into a barn-burner was the least of Lou Holtz's worries Friday morning.

Odds and Ends

Hasbro demands man stop selling 'Ghettopoly' game

Area's Christian broadcasters are growing

Faith calendar

Deaf worshippers hear ministry's message

Pray to God for 'spring of hope' in our blessed nation

John Paul presents picture of fragility and determination

Faith digest

John Paul II's pontificate Catholic Church's fourth longest

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