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.

Choreographer Bill T. Jones dances with phantoms

Writer is character in her own memoir

Choreographer Bill T. Jones dances with phantoms
NEW YORK -- Bill T. Jones stands in the shadows, just offstage behind The Kitchen's swinging doors, watching his dancers perform the late Arnie Zane's 1981 "Cotillion."

Contemporary art museum opens new home in St. Louis

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'Omnium Gatherum': Two playwrights try to cope with Sept. 11

Contemporary art museum opens new home in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS -- Even without taking a step inside, the new Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis provides onlookers with a glimpse of one artist's creative work.

Lip-synching diva brings her unique talent to off-Broadway

'Omnium Gatherum': Two playwrights try to cope with Sept. 11
NEW YORK -- For Theresa Rebeck and Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, the simplest way to cope with the attacks of Sept. 11 was to pick up their pens and start writing.

Police novel is far from dreamy

Lip-synching diva brings her unique talent to off-Broadway
NEW YORK -- Lypsinka, that diva of prerecorded sound, brings her unique talent to off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre in her latest spectacular, "Lypsinka! As I Lay Lip-Synching."

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.

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Yankees win brawl in Boston

Beckett dominates in Marlins win
MIAMI -- Josh Beckett and the Florida Marlins put history on hold - at least for a couple of days.

Game 4 of ALCS postponed by rain

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.

Martinez, Ramirez, Zimmer and Garcia fined

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.

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.

Game 4 of ALCS postponed by rain
BOSTON -- Game 4 of the AL championship series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox was postponed because of rain Sunday and rescheduled for Monday night.

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

Police looking for witnesses to bullpen brawl

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.

Former Cubs waiting, hoping to celebrate

35 years after anthem dispute, Feliciano returns to postseason
MIAMI -- Jose Feliciano sat on the Florida Marlins' bench during batting practice Sunday at the NL championship series and gave the seat a pat.

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

Martinez, Ramirez, Zimmer and Garcia fined
BOSTON -- Pedro Martinez and Manny Ramirez of the Boston Red Sox were fined Sunday along with Don Zimmer and Karim Garcia of the New York Yankees for their actions in Game 3 of the AL championship series.

35 years after anthem dispute, Feliciano returns to postseason

Police looking for witnesses to bullpen brawl
BOSTON -- Police are looking for witnesses to a fight between two Yankees and a Fenway Park worker in the New York bullpen during Game 3 of the AL championship series before deciding whether to file charges.

Former Cubs waiting, hoping to celebrate
MIAMI -- The Chicago Cubs are one victory from ending half a century of failure. No one would like to see it happen more than some of the franchise's former players.

Beckett dominates in Marlins win

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.

Court order sought in New Mexico to exhume Billy the Kid's mother
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Was Wild West outlaw Billy the Kid shot dead by Sheriff Pat Garrett in 1881, or did he escape to Texas and die nearly 70 years later?

Winter supplies head to Alaska family feuding with Park Service
JUNEAU, Alaska -- Volunteer bush pilots are flying winter supplies to a family whose cabin in the backcountry of Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve has been isolated by a dispute over use of an old road through the park.

Business and life lessons from Kenneth Cole

Business and life lessons from Kenneth Cole
NEW YORK -- Fashion designer Kenneth Cole makes big, bold statements with a quiet, almost anonymous voice.

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.

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.

There could be wealth - in wine - for Europe's poorest country

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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.

Teen retailer American Eagle struggles to stay popular

Businesses cope with rising heating bills
NEW YORK -- The government's energy outlook released this week offers little relief to small business owners hoping for lower energy bills this winter.

Employer spotlight

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.

On the move

South Koreans pay for items with cell phone

Executives get clandestine PC lessons
NEW YORK -- She often plies her trade at nights and on weekends, when no one is around to witness the 32-year-old blonde's secret visits to powerful executives.

Businesses cope with rising heating bills

South Koreans pay for items with cell phone
SEOUL, South Korea -- Kim Won-jung walked up to a vending machine and bought an orange drink. But rather than insert coins, she paid with the press of a cell phone button.

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
HALOCARBON PRODUCTS CORP. PRODUCT: Specialty fluorinated chemicals

Reborn Polaroid betting big on digital kiosks
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Polaroid's place in history has already been secured by its trademark cameras with their signature instant prints.

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.

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

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."

There could be wealth - in wine - for Europe's poorest country
CRICOVA, Moldova -- Deep in Moldova's vast underground wine city, near the intersection of Cabernet Street and Pinot Boulevard, the first man in space had a cosmic experience popping corks and emptying bottles.

Construction industry faces shortage of skilled workers

Reborn Polaroid betting big on digital kiosks

Companies cutting jobs for good

Nissan ready for assault on Detroit's truck dominance

Insurance can be business owner's salvation

Executives get clandestine PC lessons

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

Clemson topples Virginia in OT

Underdog Hurricanes prove doubters wrong
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The Miami Hurricanes feel they're still the team to beat.

Auburn upsets Arkansas

ACC presidents may add Boston College to its league

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

Buckeyes run out of answers, luck
MADISON, Wis. -- Throughout a 19-game winning streak, Ohio State always found ways to win games like this.

Oklahoma, Miami remain at top of AP poll
Oklahoma and Miami strengthened their grips on the top two spots in The Associated Press college football poll following a weekend that featured losses by 10 ranked teams.

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
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.

Florida tops No. 6 LSU

Boston College agrees to join ACC

Buckeyes run out of answers, luck

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

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.

Mississippi blanks Arkansas St

Boston College agrees to join ACC
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Boston College will join the Atlantic Coast Conference as its 12th member, guaranteeing the league a future football playoff game while landing another major television market.

Underdog Hurricanes prove doubters wrong

What do voters believe?
What if Julia Roberts had run for governor of California? Or Sean Penn? How about the Crocodile Hunter? OK, he's Australian. But there's Vanna White - Wheel of Fortune letter-turner extraordinaire and author of the legendary Vanna Speaks. How about Madonna?

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.

Well-qualified entry

What do voters believe?

The sacrifices ahead
It's not just lip service. Children really have to be our No. 1 priority.

The sacrifices ahead

Too much chatter

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.

Jon Cryer brings his anxiety act to new CBS sitcom
BURBANK, Calif. -- Jon Cryer had his doubts. Friends insisted he audition for the role of Alan Harper on the new CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" (Mondays, 9:30 p.m. ET), saying he'd be perfect for the part.

Tarantino returns in vengeful mode with two-part saga
LOS ANGELES -- Beheadings. Maimings. Sliced hamstrings. A lopped-off skull exposing brains. Blood spurting from severed necks and arms like Vegas' Bellagio fountain.

Clint Eastwood says change is key to his longevity
NEW YORK -- Move on. Keep changing. That's what Clint Eastwood sees as the keys to his longevity and success.

Siegfried and Roy earn respect after tiger attack
LAS VEGAS -- Comedians, radio shock jocks and fellow magicians loved to poke fun at the eccentric Germans in glittery, futuristic outfits who for decades pranced around with white tigers on a Las Vegas stage.

Celebrities hog magazine covers
NEW YORK -- Flip through a fashion magazine, and you're more likely than ever to see the same faces you see on television and in movies.

Limbaugh announces on radio program he's addicted to painkillers, will check into rehab
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh stunned listeners of his nationwide radio show by announcing on the air that he's hooked on painkillers and is checking himself into rehab.

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.

Save money with Flexible Spending Accounts

Save money with Flexible Spending Accounts
NEW YORK -- There's a way for consumers to put aside money to cover some of their health care and child care costs - and save on taxes.

Analysts say one-year-old bull market has room to grow

Analysts say one-year-old bull market has room to grow
NEW YORK -- Wall Street celebrated the first year of its bull market this past week with gains that lifted stocks to 52-week highs. Now investors may have more to cheer about.

Are celebrity chefs born, or made?
LAS VEGAS -- Inside a nondescript conference room at a hotel-casino, Gerald Louis Ford sat and listened to the influential speakers.

Are celebrity chefs born, or made?

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.

Offense finally coming together for Georgia Tech
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Georgia Tech had a record-setting day against Wake Forest.

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.

Weary Jackets ready for rest
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - If the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were ready for a break, they didn't act like it Saturday. Playing for the seventh consecutive week, the young Yellow Jackets dominated Wake Forest for four quarters at Groves Stadium.

Georgia Tech finishes job at Wake

Offense finally coming together for Georgia Tech

Lafeber wins Dutch Open
HILVERSUM, Netherlands -- Maarten Lafeber became the first Dutchman to win the Dutch Open since 1947, finishing with a 3-under-par 67 Sunday for a one-stroke victory.

Appleby beats McCarron in playoff
LAS VEGAS -- Stuart Appleby birdied the first playoff hole at the Las Vegas Invitational on Sunday to beat Scott McCarron and get his first PGA Tour victory since 1999.

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.

Gustafson wins LPGA Samsung World Championship

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.

Teske leads by one after three rounds at Houston LPGA stop

Appleby beats McCarron in playoff

Appleby takes lead with fourth round 6-under 66

Gustafson wins LPGA Samsung World Championship
THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Sophie Gustafson eagled the first hole and birdied eight others en route to an 8-under 64 on Sunday, then overcame a rules dispute regarding one of her putts to win the LPGA Samsung World Championship.

Hephzibah must refocus to reach playoffs this year

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.

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

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'

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.

Telemarketers should welcome do-not-call list

Telemarketers should welcome do-not-call list
Telemarketers should thank the 50 million households who signed up for the do-not-call list. Those folks probably wouldn't buy if the marketer did get through. Now the marketers can concentrate on the more than 50 million who do wish to buy. Peter Gray, Aiken, S.C.

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

Deal with telemarketers; don't ask government to
This is in response to the rants and letters I have been reading in support of the do-not-call list. It seems to me that whenever Americans suffer some small irritation in their lives, they want the government to step in and create legislation to deal with it. Yes, we have a right to privacy, but are we not responsible for making our lives private? We keep the door closed and the curtains drawn, so why not turn on those expensive answering machines that we all own and screen those calls that we don't care to receive? Wendy Barker, Martinez, Ga.

'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.

Parents, taxpayers should monitor security at area schools
Regarding your Oct. 3 front-page story, "Schools increase security": The main focus of the article was about the problems at Cross Creek High School. For those who have only recently heard about this school, Cross Creek is one of the premier high schools in Richmond County. Charles E. Byrd, Augusta

The courage of cowards

Parents, taxpayers should monitor security at area schools

Deal with telemarketers; don't ask government to

George W. Bush is America's best hope

Cosmetic surgery remaking face of Japan

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

Techbits: Laptop gets hard drive defense

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.

Techbits: Laptop gets hard drive defense
NEW YORK -- Cars can sense danger and puff up their air bags. Laptops, too, are getting a similar defense mechanism.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cosmetic surgery remaking face of Japan
TOKYO -- Risa Arato never liked her hooded eyes - even her friends said she had a perpetually stony gaze. And she hated the way her sunglasses slipped down her nose. But the clincher was meeting her estranged father for the first time since childhood and being told she hadn't turned out very cute.

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.

Drulia back to work after preseason loss

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.

Group gives old flags proper retirement
The air smelled as though it were on fire Sunday.

Across the southeast

Panel considers limits on commercial crab licenses
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A panel appointed by the state Department of Natural Resources has outlined a plan to stop the sale of commercial crabbing licenses until the number of crab pots in the water drops by 25 percent.

2 men charged in dog attack

Audit finds bad budget action
ATLANTA - Progress toward improving education is thwarted by state employees who publish questionable data, frequently change directions and maintain independence from senior administrators and legislators.

Fayetteville high school teachers beat stress through workouts

Bibb County owed $2.2 million in misdemeanor fines
MACON, Ga. -- Bibb County is owed more than $2.2 million in misdemeanor fines and fees issued by the sheriff's department that date back more than 40 years.

Judges, staff move into new federal courthouse

Across the southeast
COVINGTON, Ky. -The Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington has agreed to pay nearly $5.2 million to 27 people who said priests sexually abused them in their youth.

Airman's remains buried after missing 35 years in Southeast Asia

News you can use

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.

UGA considers higher ticket fees

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.

Man sentenced to life in prison for killing estranged girlfriend
MACON, Ga. -- A Bibb County jury sentenced a man Sunday to life in prison without parole for killing his estranged girlfriend by running over her with a car and shooting her in the head.

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."

Judges, staff move into new federal courthouse
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- U.S. District Judge Matthew Perry only has one concern about his office at the new federal courthouse bearing his name - not enough bookcases for his vast legal library.

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.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Aubrey Rayne Skinner, 3, of Evans.

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.

Mental health agency employee accused of stealing from clients

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

Female farmers thrive just like other career women

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

Teens get chance to learn to teach

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.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -Parking meter authorities in America's most mannered city say their patience is about to expire.

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.

Decor gets mixed reviews

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.

Experiences drive doctor
Ward Hernandez gets a hand from Dr. David Squires, literally, as Dr. Squires helps him lean forward in the bed at University Hospital and then slips a stethoscope around to his back.

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.

Mental health agency employee accused of stealing from clients
ATHENS, Ga. -- An employee of an Athens-based mental health agency has been accused of stealing from her patients, two years after the state first took corrective measures against the agency's misuse of client funds.

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.

Former girlfriend testifies at man's death penalty trial
BEAUFORT, S.C. -- A man charged with shooting two Beaufort County Sheriff's deputies spent several hours questioning his former girlfriend as she testified at his death penalty trial.

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.

Fayetteville high school teachers beat stress through workouts
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- During his years as an administrator, Westover High School Principal John W. Smith has come to couple of conclusions.

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

Female farmers thrive just like other career women
TIGERVILLE, S.C. -- If a bull is sick, a fence is broken or a pasture on their 300-acre ranch needs mowing, Shirley Brown and Doris Blackmon roll up their sleeves and get to work.

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

Police: Soldier has 5 marriages, 2 divorces

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

County lacks poll workers

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.

Teenager dies from 2002 shot
Twenty months after Milton Roosevelt Williams Jr. was shot in the head and left unable to walk, talk or care for himself, his brother, Martis Gibson, wonders why no one has been arrested for the crime.

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.

Attorneys general ask cigarette makers to make Phase II payments

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."

Teenager dies from 2002 shot

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

Town relies on SRS to bring in revenue

Across Georgia

Human resources changes cause worries
ATLANTA - Times are uncertain at the Georgia Department of Human Resources.

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 Georgia
ATLANTA -An Atlanta woman was remembered alongside her mother at a joint funeral in the church where she allegedly opened fire a week ago, killing the minister and her mother before committing suicide.

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.

Health officials: Sports head injuries need to be screened carefully
ATLANTA -- A Lawrenceville doctor is warning school sports coaches, trainers and parents that better on-field screening is needed for players who suffer head injuries in games or during practice.

Attorneys general ask for tobacco payments

Atlanta airport's name debated

Modern residents view life in old South Carolina

Across the area
An 18-year-old Evans woman told police that someone broke into her car Saturday at Warren Road Elementary School in Augusta.

On trial, man says he 'just snapped'

2 men charged in dog attack
Two Aiken men are charged with assault and battery with intent to kill after they sicced their dog on another man in a vicious attack Sunday afternoon, police said.

Injuries highlight need to improve services, training

SRS may get several managers
AIKEN - Savannah River Site, currently run by a single private contractor that manages about 13,000 employees, likely will be divided in 2006 and run by a number of companies, a Department of Energy representative said.

Kid of the day

Revamped resort hotel will mix part of the old with the new
SEA ISLAND, Ga. -- The hotel that is the centerpiece of the Georgia island resort that is hosting next year's G-8 Summit will be rebuilt mixing some of the old with the new.

Edited budget saves clinics

Police: Soldier has 5 marriages, 2 divorces
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A new bride got a call from a woman saying she was married to her husband.

Festival offers lesson in Latin

Police: Better training nets more meth lab busts
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. -- Authorities say better training is helping to bust more methamphetamine labs across South Carolina.

Across South Carolina

Airman's remains buried after missing 35 years in Southeast Asia
HAMPTON, S.C. -- Air Force Staff Sgt. Larry Holden finally has finally returned from his last search-and-rescue mission, 35 years after his helicopter was shot down over the jungles of Southeast Asia.

Rural county suffers budget cuts

Prosecutor error leads judge to declare mistrial
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A Travelers Rest man charged with murder has a chance to go free after a Circuit Court judge declared a mistrial based on misconduct by the prosecutor.

Across South Carolina

Randolph elected new S.C. NAACP president
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The South Carolina NAACP has elected Columbia branch president Lonnie Randolph as its new president.

Human resources changes cause worries

School funding trial takes three-month break
MANNING, S.C. -- Attorneys for eight school districts who claim the state shortchanges their students are only about halfway through their case, after seven weeks of testimony in a trial that could change the way the state funds its schools.

Group gives old flags proper retirement

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

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Georgia's mini-island mansions bring environmental heat to waterfront development
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Surrounded by salt marshes and linked to land by a 1,000-foot concrete bridge, the 8-acre miniature island of Long Point Hammock is a place where wildlife collides with luxury living.

Rants and Raves
CAN YOU PLEASE list the names of the people on the Parole Board who parole a prisoner after six months of a 10-year sentence?

News you can use
OCT. 13, 1973 Local Republican leaders greeted Rep. Gerald Ford's nomination for vice president with unqualified enthusiasm Friday.

Across the area

Health officials: Sports head injuries need to be screened carefully

Across the area

SRS may get several managers

Schools enforce bus rules

Audit finds bad budget action

School funding trial takes three-month break

Experiences drive doctor

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Georgia's mini-island mansions bring environmental heat to waterfront development

County lacks poll workers
The hours are long. The pay is low. The job can be stressful.

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

'Kill Bill' bloodies up box office
LOS ANGELES -- It was payback time for Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman at the box office as their vengeance saga "Kill Bill - Vol. 1" opened in first place with $22.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

'Kill Bill' bloodies up box office

Q&A with rockabilly king Brian Setzer
NEW YORK -- The rockabilly king arrives for an interview wearing his signature oversized blonde pompadour and long sideburns, an all-black Teddy Boy suit, black leather lariat tied with a silver skull, and a hoop in one ear.

Veteran country singers need younger stars to reach radio
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The last time Willie Nelson had a No. 1 hit was back in 1989, when George Bush was president.

Q&A with rockabilly king Brian Setzer

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

Veteran country singers need younger stars to reach radio

Tires prove difference for Stewart

Schumacher wins record sixth Formula One title
SUZUKA, Japan -- Michael Schumacher won a record sixth world title Sunday, and this one had an odd feel. He clinched the championship by finishing eighth in the Japanese Grand Prix.

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.

Double duty doesn't detour driver's plan

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.

Gaughan wins fourth straight Texas race

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.

Schumacher wins record sixth Formula One title

NASCAR scoffs at Newman cheating allegations

Crash ends IRL race early
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Race winner Gil de Ferran and new IRL champion Scott Dixon had subdued celebrations as they awaited word about seriously injured Kenny Brack.

Biffle wins Busch race at Lowe's Motor Speedway

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.

Stewart looking for momentum into next season

Crash ends IRL race early

Stewart looking for momentum into next season
CONCORD, N.C. - Tony Stewart can't win this year's NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship. Neither can Ryan Newman or Jimmie Johnson.

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.

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

Bryant's defense team lives up to reputation for surprise

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's defense team lives up to reputation for surprise
EAGLE, Colo. -- Dozens of reporters scribbled furiously in the tense courtroom as the first details emerged about the rape allegations against Kobe Bryant - described by an investigator as a friendly encounter that quickly veered out of control.

Panthers remain unbeaten

Falcons look to end slump

Power ranking of pro teams

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Hall of Fame jockey Bill Shoemaker dies at age 72

United States women win third place in World Cup

Germany wins Women's World Cup

Committee to vote on realignment

Overtime
Five ABC members win at tournament The Augusta Boxing Club had five gold-medal winners at the Fall Boxing Classic in Alpharetta, Ga., on Saturday.

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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.

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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.

Hall of Fame jockey Bill Shoemaker dies at age 72
SAN MARINO, Calif. -- Hall of Fame jockey Bill Shoemaker, who rode four Kentucky Derby winners and was a commanding presence in thoroughbred racing for more than 40 years, died Sunday. He was 72.

Germany wins Women's World Cup
CARSON, Calif. -- Somewhere on the bottom of the pile of women in white jerseys was a most unlikely hero.

Committee to vote on realignment
The schools placed in the future Region 8-AAAA want the Columbia County schools out. The programs in 2-AAAA want Greenbrier, Evans and Lakeside in. Evans coach Marty Jackson doesn't care where they go, as long as they all stay together.

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.

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.

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

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.

Panthers remain unbeaten
INDIANAPOLIS -- Carolina found another way to remain unbeaten Sunday.

Falcons look to end slump
ST. LOUIS - The Atlanta Falcons' monthlong slump mystified offensive tackle Bob Whitfield so much that he tried hypnosis last week.

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.

Virginia brings out old set of Tigers

A&E orders an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie
NEW YORK -- Now that he's California governor-elect, Arnold Schwarzenegger is having a movie made about him instead of by him.

David Frost is back on PBS with a global comedy special

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
All TV shows should be so thrifty! "Second Hand Stories" follows a pair of garage-sale scavengers cross-country - guys who pay for their odyssey by reselling some of their accumulated wares!

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

David Frost is back on PBS with a global comedy special
NEW YORK -- In this age of cable news, viewers around the world can watch the same TV coverage of breaking events. Now maybe it's time for topical satire with similar global reach, so everyone who follows the news can also laugh at it together.

Thompson turns pop culture into academic gold

Thompson turns pop culture into academic gold
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Robert Thompson is kicking into overdrive. His topic? Homer Simpson.

Jon Cryer brings his anxiety act to new CBS sitcom

Celebrities hog magazine covers

Siegfried and Roy earn respect after tiger attack

Clint Eastwood says change is key to his longevity

Limbaugh announces on radio program he's addicted to painkillers, will check into rehab

Emma Thompson joins staff in 'Harry Potter' movie

Tarantino returns in vengeful mode with two-part saga

This Jones will go down in history

Williams: Win at Tennessee left even Bulldogs in awe

Fumble recovery and return sends Georgia on its way

Williams: Win at Tennessee left even Bulldogs in awe
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Shocking the nation is one thing, but it's something entirely different when a team manages to shock itself.

Big plays result in road rout

Georgia blows away Tennessee

Fumble recovery and return sends Georgia on its way
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- One play was all Georgia needed to take care of Tennessee and keep alive its chance to defend the Southeastern Conference championship.

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.

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.

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

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.

Hasbro demands man stop selling 'Ghettopoly' game

Winter supplies head to Alaska family feuding with Park Service

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

John Paul presents picture of fragility and determination