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."

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.

Contemporary art museum opens new home in St. Louis

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

'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.

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

Choreographer Bill T. Jones dances with phantoms

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."

Martinez, Ramirez, Zimmer and Garcia fined

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.

Red Sox edge Yankees, even series

Marlins' Pavano wants the ball for Game 6
The Florida Marlins' season hinges on Carl Pavano, and that's fine with him.

Marlins' Pavano wants the ball for Game 6

Former Cubs waiting, hoping to celebrate

Zimmer apology accepted by Red Sox

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

Red Sox edge Yankees, even series
BOSTON -- No beanballs or brawls, just a dynamite knuckler by Tim Wakefield that gave the New York Yankees fits and allowed the Boston Red Sox to knot the AL championship series.

Police looking for witnesses to bullpen brawl

Zimmer apology accepted by Red Sox
BOSTON -- Former New York Yankees slugger Reggie Jackson paid Pedro Martinez a compliment.

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.

Game 4 of ALCS postponed by rain

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.

Beckett dominates in Marlins win

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.

35 years after anthem dispute, Feliciano returns to postseason

Advice can prevent good pumpkin from going bad

Odds and Ends
VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. -- With such names as "Pee II" and the "Urinator," they rolled down the main drag of this old western town before cheering fans and awe-struck visitors.

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?

Men of Junction City bare it all for their local schools
JUNCTION CITY, Ore. -- Cleve Dumdi - a 70-year-old respected sheep rancher, husband of a former county commissioner - was walking in this small Oregon town one day when a longtime acquaintance hailed him from across the street.

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.

For cheap car customizing, some turn to bullet hole stickers
OAK PARK, Mich. -- Some people are turning to an inexpensive and controversial way of customizing their cars: applying decals of bullet holes.

Regulators, industry try to halt tide of Canadian drugs
NEW YORK -- The battle over importing prescription drugs is erupting into a border war of sorts.

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.

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.

State Farm agrees to cap rate increase
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina homeowners covered by State Farm, one of the state's largest insurance companies, face a third straight year of higher rates.

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

Executives get clandestine PC lessons

AOL Time Warner name change slated for Thursday
NEW YORK -- The world's largest media company will officially drop "AOL" from its name on Thursday, returning to the name "Time Warner Inc."

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

Developers constructing or planning thousands of new houses
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Lower interest rates and a new batch of available land is driving new home construction in Berkeley County.

Businesses cope with rising heating bills

Reborn Polaroid betting big on digital kiosks

Business and life lessons from Kenneth Cole

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.

South Koreans pay for items with cell phone

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.

AOL Time Warner name change slated for Thursday

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.

Regulators, industry try to halt tide of Canadian drugs

State Farm agrees to cap rate increase

Developers constructing or planning thousands of new houses

Underdog Hurricanes prove doubters wrong

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

WVU officials say Big East expansion plans to continue

Buckeyes run out of answers, luck

Tuesday morning quarterback

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.

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

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

WVU officials say Big East expansion plans to continue
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia officials on Monday defended the viability of the Big East Conference, which has lost three members to the Atlantic Coast Conference since June.

Boston College agrees to join ACC

Council honors Kresse

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

A failed attack
There's no playing down the awful news that another suicide attack in Baghdad Sunday killed six people, including an Iraqi guard, and wounded dozens of others. It's just further evidence that the capital city of Iraq, though occupied by U.S. troops, isn't necessarily controlled by those troops.

What do voters believe?

The sacrifices ahead

This isn't Christianity
Does televangelist Pat Robertson believe in Christianity or Wahhabism, the Muslim world's most extreme, America-hating Islamic religion practiced by Osama bin Laden?

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?

Limbaugh's folly
Rush Limbaugh billed himself as the epitome of morality and virtue. His fall from grace proves that no one should ever do that.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Online seller of distressed inventory takes on airfares, hotels

How to cut your auto insurance rates

How to cut your auto insurance rates
NEW YORK - Car owners could be paying higher insurance rates because of sport utility vehicles and it could be worth your while to shop around if you drive a smaller vehicle.

Online seller of distressed inventory takes on airfares, hotels
With millions of bargain hunters scouring its virtual shelves in search of luggage, cameras and travel guides, Overstock.com's customers include more than a few travelers.

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.

Save money with Flexible Spending Accounts

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?

Chefs will cook up a good time for charity

Chefs will cook up a good time for charity
It's not unusual to hear beautiful music emanate from the Imperial Theatre stage, but Saturday a local charity will benefit from the mouth-watering smells that will pour over the crowd.

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.

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.

Tech trio grabs ACC weekly honors
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Three players from Georgia Tech were honored by the Atlantic Coast Conference for their efforts in a 24-7 win over Wake Forest on Saturday.

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

Offense finally coming together for Georgia Tech

Tech trio grabs ACC weekly honors

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.

Gustafson wins LPGA Samsung World Championship

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.

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

Legal experts: Heatley may avoid jail time in fatal accident
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Thrashers hockey player Dany Heatley probably won't spend a day in jail for wrecking his Ferrari and causing the death of teammate Dan Snyder, legal experts said Monday.

Legal experts: Heatley may avoid jail time in fatal accident

Advice can prevent good pumpkin from going bad
I like October because I like pumpkins.

Woman killed crossing road
An unidentified woman was killed after she was struck by at least two vehicles as she tried to cross Lumpkin Road Tuesday evening.

Police search for bank robber
Authorities are looking for a man with an undisclosed amount of money who robbed a Washington Road bank this morning.

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.

Parents, taxpayers should monitor security at area schools

Deal with telemarketers; don't ask government to

Earth will turn even after we've gone
I agree, for the most part, with a letter by Pastor J.F. Rodgers on Sept. 18, "The end of the world is sooner than you think." Douglas Neal Sr., Augusta

Same-sex unions are wrong - period
In her Oct. 5 column Ellen Goodman asks the question, "what exactly is so devastating" about a gay couple getting married? Well, the answer to that question is: Same-gender sexual relations are wrong. There is no gray area here, it is simply wrong. First and foremost, they are hurting each other; physically (with unnatural sexual acts), emotionally (they are out of balance with the natural order) and spiritually (alienation from God). Secondly, they are hurting society by trying to force others to accept their perversions as right and good when, in fact, those perversions are wrong and evil. B. Karen Chrjapin, Clarks Hill, S.C.

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.

Earth will turn even after we've gone
I agree, for the most part, with a letter by Pastor J.F. Rodgers on Sept. 18, "The end of the world is sooner than you think." Douglas Neal Sr., Augusta

Conservatives' actions not protected under Constitution
In 1972 Jane Fonda visited North Vietnam as a part of her anti-war activities. I have a conservative friend who still feels that "Hanoi Jane" should be shot as a traitor to this country. Robert Reardon, Augusta

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

Seniors calendar

Westinghouse Savannah River Company

Augusta Technical College

Techbits: Laptop gets hard drive defense

Museum honors Georgia's musicians

Did you know?

In the know

Our rich history is as diverse as our community

Monkeys with brain implants move robot arm by thought

Electrical stimulation of stomach suppresses appetite

Cosmetic surgery remaking face of Japan

Liquor stores, bars using scanners to test for fake IDs

Local Population based on 2000 Census

Did you know?
The concept of supporting diversity in the workplace and the community may be evolving, becoming much broader than simply recognizing the contributions of all of us without regard to race or sex.

Museum honors Georgia's musicians
MACON - The Otis Redding Memorial Bridge and Little Richard Penniman Boulevard are notable Macon landmarks.

Westinghouse Savannah River Company
'Diversity' in today's working environment is both a people and a business issue. It refers not just to the differences in people, but to the collective mixture of differences and similarities wherever we find them - in the workplace, in the community, and in business. Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC) defines 'diversity' as "The differences in culture, beliefs, values, experiences and styles found in employees and those with whom we have partnerships and alliances". It's not a program, it's not a process - it's what, who and how we are! Educational background, skills, job function, ethnicity, race, gender, age, religion, national origin, physical and mental abilities, parental status, etc. are all examples of the diversity, the differences, that influence our working environment.

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.

Electrical stimulation of stomach suppresses appetite
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A kind of pacemaker for the tummy, an implanted electrical device that fools the body into feeling full, appears to be an effective alternative to radical digestive surgery for helping obese people shed large amounts of weight.

Monkeys with brain implants move robot arm by thought
Monkeys with brain implants were trained to move a robot arm with their thoughts, a key advance by researchers who hope one day to allow paralyzed people to perform similar tasks.

Did you know?
The Latino population has increased 58 percent in the past 10 years and now makes up 12.5 percent of the U.S. population. Mexican American's are the largest ethnic group.

Local Population based on 2000 Census
It was basic geology and geometry that influenced immigration to the Augusta area for most of its history.

In the know
"I'd look pretty silly right now on the plains of Spain with a serape on." - Clint Eastwood, Mystic River director, on the evolution of his career.

Our rich history is as diverse as our community
Though each of us have taken their own path to arrive here, we are all in it together now and we are all better for each others' efforts.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include the name and phone number of a contact person.

Central Michigan University at Fort Gordon
Adult professionals in Augusta have taken advantage of graduate degree programs offered locally by Central Michigan University since 1988.

Liquor stores, bars using scanners to test for fake IDs
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Chris Ludy has heard it all. He's the "ID Nazi," the "ID police" - names yelled at him by Indiana University students who've tried, unsuccessfully, to use fake IDs at the liquor store he manages a few blocks off campus.

Augusta Technical College
The nature of diversity at Augusta Technical College seems to mimic the way college President Terry D. Elam feels about the subject.

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.

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.

Study: Women hold few local political positions in Georgia
ATLANTA -- Amy Buice, owner of Big Chic Fried Chicken in Roberta, wishes there was a woman's voice in local government: The city near Macon is named for a woman, but it has a male mayor and five male council members.

City budget release delayed

Across the area

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.

Reservist returns home from Iraq

Leaves begin to change in S.C. mountains

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.

Across the southeast

Witnesses ID defendant in murder case

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.

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.

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

Police search for bank robber

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.

City budget release delayed
The public got notice that copies of the city's proposed 2004 budget would be available beginning today.

T-shirts heighten presence of gangs

Reservist returns home from Iraq
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- As Brad Christy sits in his living room surrounded by his daughters' toys, he is reminded of the children he met in Iraq.

Kid of the day

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.

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.

News you can use

Female farmers thrive just like other career women

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.

Teenager dies from 2002 shot

Woman killed crossing road

Police: Soldier has 5 marriages, 2 divorces

Rants and Raves
THIS IS IN response to the person who complained about emergency personnel organizations calling and soliciting money. No emergency department in the area solicits funds over the telephone or any other way. These organizations do not represent any local department, nor do any of the funds collected go to these departments.

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

Chief Justice criticizes S.C. sales tax exemptions
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The South Carolina Supreme Court barely upheld a law requiring dry cleaners to pay sales tax Monday, and in a sharply worded dissent Chief Justice Jean Toal called many of the 61 exemptions to the sales tax code "whimsical."

Experiences drive doctor

Witnesses ID defendant in murder case
BEAUFORT, S.C. -- Two witnesses identified a man on trial as the one they saw carrying a rifle the day two deputies were killed.

Across South Carolina

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.

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

Mother, daughter remembered at funeral after church shootings
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.

Attorneys general ask cigarette makers to make Phase II payments

Would-be mayor offers to foot bill for election
ALBANY, Ga. -- A mayoral candidate has an unusual offer for this south Georgia city - if it's too expensive to hold the election in November, he'll pick up the tab.

Across the southeast
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -A former Miss America and the wife of Lt. Gov. Steve Henry struck a bicyclist with her car, killing the woman, police said.

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.

Forum to talk crime, gangs
Community leaders are scheduled to meet tonight to discuss ways to curb Augusta's rising homicide rate and reported gang problems.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS IN response to the person who complained about emergency personnel organizations calling and soliciting money. No emergency department in the area solicits funds over the telephone or any other way. These organizations do not represent any local department, nor do any of the funds collected go to these departments.

T-shirts heighten presence of gangs
Until last week, Richmond County school officials were denying problems with gangs in schools, but their own records show at least one school was having problems in early September.

Neighbor's dogs bite toddler
When Raymond Weatherford stuck his hand through a chain-link fence, his grandmother said it was probably because the 22-month-old boy wanted to pet the dogs on the other side.

Human resources changes cause worries

Correction
An Oct. 7 story in The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly stated Greenpeace International's position on the storage of Savannah River Site nuclear waste. The environmental group advocates temporarily storing the waste at SRS until a final decision is made on how to classify and store it. The group has not advocated permanent storage of the waste at a proposed facility at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.

Cancer-stricken residents still left without answers

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.

Court refuses landfill appeal

Health worker jobs increase

Would-be mayor offers to foot bill for election

Correction

Across the southeast

Across Georgia

Chief Justice criticizes S.C. sales tax exemptions

Across South Carolina

News you can use

Neighbor's dogs bite toddler

2 men charged in dog attack

Giobbe voted to planner seat
AIKEN - Former city council candidate and controlled-growth advocate Ed Gi-obbe rode a wave of citizen support Monday night en route to a seat on the Aiken Planning Commission.

Fayetteville high school teachers beat stress through workouts

Mother, daughter remembered at funeral after church shootings

Judges, staff move into new federal courthouse

Court complex site may change

School funding trial takes three-month break

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

Health officials: Sports head injuries need to be screened carefully

USC study finds doctors think small gifts are ethical

County lacks poll workers

Pastors fight old issue

SRS may get several managers

Work on overpass shuts down Broad

Mental health agency employee accused of stealing from clients

Court refuses landfill appeal
The Georgia Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by the Taliaferro County Commission over their contempt-of-court conviction for refusing a judge's order to endorse a controversial landfill.

Audit finds bad budget action

USC study finds doctors think small gifts are ethical
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Dr. Wayne Burr takes free pens, paper and drug samples from pharmaceutical companies, but he draws the line on the large gifts for attending or speaking at dinners.

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.

New York man convicted of 1971 cop killing
ATLANTA -- A New York man who belonged to a violent revolutionary group three decades ago was convicted Monday of the 1971 slaying of an Atlanta police officer.

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?

Leaves begin to change in S.C. mountains
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The leaves have already started to change colors in South Carolina's mountains, but the red, yellow and oranges are a little less vivid this year.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Relative sentenced for rape
AIKEN - An Aiken man was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to the sexual assault of a 14-year-old relative.

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.

Health worker jobs increase
ATLANTA - Like a hospital patient slowly recovering from a life-threatening illness, Georgia's shortage of health-care workers is getting better. But, as a new report on the issue indicates, the patient isn't out of the woods.

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.

Cancer-stricken residents still left without answers
ATHENS, Ga. - Nearly a year after people along Pittard Road began wondering about the cancer rates in their northeast Georgia neighborhood, there are still more questions than answers. But life goes on.

Farm show is a showcase for the latest in agricultural technology
MOULTRIE, Ga. -- Consumers already turn to eBay to purchase everything from baby carriages to antique lunch boxes.

Pastors fight old issue
WINDER, Ga. - A renewed debate centering on the separation of church and state has set up a battle in northeast Georgia, filling courtrooms with fresh cases on old questions and placing two Baptist preachers on opposite sides of the fence.

Group gives old flags proper retirement

News you can use
OCT. 14, 1980 Richmond County sheriff's investigators on Monday marked their third day questioning a 40-year-old Warrenville, S.C., man in connection with the kidnapping of Valerie Newsome.

Kid of the day

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

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.

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
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- During his years as an administrator, Westover High School Principal John W. Smith has come to couple of conclusions.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford has chosen one of his former congressional aides to work as a legislative adviser.

Work on overpass shuts down Broad
Motorists might want to stay away from Broad Street at Gordon Highway this week as workers completely replace the eastbound deck of the bridge over Broad.

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE - Education officials are adding translators to their staff in Gwinnett County, where the families of one in five public school pupils speak a language other than English.

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.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Maxwell J. Moorman, 1, of Augusta.

Court complex site may change
The latest location for a Richmond County courts complex could change again at the hands of Augusta Commission members who are concerned about displacing two downtown businesses on Telfair Street.

New York man convicted of 1971 cop killing

Across the area
Aiken County sheriff's officials have issued arrest warrants for an Aiken man suspected in Friday's kidnapping and robbery of a businessman.

Tenenbaum calls study political

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.

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.

Tenenbaum calls study political
AIKEN - Increased scrutiny of her department from Republican legislators and party supporters is politically motivated and detrimental to the state's school system, South Carolina's education superintendent and Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Inez Tenenbaum, said Monday.

Study: Women hold few local political positions in Georgia

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.

Farm show is a showcase for the latest in agricultural technology

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

Coach knows competition
Hugh Durham's surname invokes the finest address in college basketball. But it's the addresses on his coaching resume - Tallahassee, Fla., Athens, Ga., and now Jacksonville, Fla. - that give him a deeper understanding of basketball's place in this southern-fried world.

'Kill Bill' bloodies up box office

'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.

Q&A with rockabilly king Brian Setzer

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.

Nepalese music legend exchanges fame for security - and anonymity

Veteran country singers need younger stars to reach radio

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.

La Scala names new artistic manager
MILAN, Italy -- The board of La Scala opera house named a new artistic manager Friday in an effort to ease tensions between theater superintendent Carlo Fontana and musical director Riccardo Muti.

Nepalese music legend exchanges fame for security - and anonymity
BALTIMORE -- For millions of Nepalese worldwide, Prem Raja Mahat's rich, mellow voice is an instant portal to an idyllic picture of life and love beneath the vistas of the highest mountain range in the world.

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.

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.

Nadeau won't rush return to racing
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jerry Nadeau will take his time coming back to racing after a May wreck that nearly killed him. So, for now, his team is making plans to compete next season without him.

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.

Brack stable after surgery

Schumacher wins record sixth Formula One title

Brack stable after surgery
DALLAS -- Kenny Brack had surgery on his broken thigh and broken ankles following his horrific crash during the IRL season finale.

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.

Stewart looking for momentum into next season

Crash ends IRL race early

Bryant's defense team lives up to reputation for surprise

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.

Defense for Bryant may have more surprises when hearing resumes
DENVER -- Kobe Bryant's defense team may have more surprises in store when the preliminary hearing in his sexual assault case resumes Wednesday, analysts said.

Defense for Bryant may have more surprises when hearing resumes

Council honors Kresse
For all his coaching accolades at the College of Charleston, John Kresse was honored in Augusta on Monday.

Panthers ride running backs to 5-0 start

Panthers remain unbeaten

Rams rout Falcons

Falcons look to end slump

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Mrs. Helen Glidewell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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Hall of Fame jockey Bill Shoemaker dies at age 72

Overtime

Germany wins Women's World Cup

Realignment causes problem

Overtime

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.

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.

Overtime
The USC Aiken men's and women's teams will hold their annual Midnight Madness, starting tonight at 9 at The Courthouse. Doors open at 8:45; admission is free, and concessions will be available.

Realignment causes problem
FORSYTH, Ga. - Instead of splitting their travel between Athens and Atlanta for the 2004-06 region realignment, three Columbia County schools now have a bigger problem.

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.

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.

Fulton County deputy expected to be reprimanded for Bolden's jail release
ATLANTA -- A Fulton County Sheriff's deputy is expected to be reprimanded Monday for reportedly giving Falcons cornerback Juran Bolden preferential treatment when he was released from the county jail, sheriff's officials said.

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.

Panthers ride running backs to 5-0 start
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- John Fox vowed the day he was hired as Carolina's coach to build a dominant running game. It hasn't taken him long to deliver: The Panthers are off to a 5-0 start behind Stephen Davis and DeShaun Foster.

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

Rams rout Falcons
ST. LOUIS -- Look out NFL, the St. Louis Rams have a stingy defense to go with their precise offense.

Coach knows competition

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.

Thompson turns pop culture into academic gold

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

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!

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

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.

David Frost is back on PBS with a global comedy special

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.

Siegfried and Roy earn respect after tiger attack

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

Celebrities hog magazine covers

Clint Eastwood says change is key to his longevity

Jon Cryer brings his anxiety act to new CBS sitcom

Tarantino returns in vengeful mode with two-part saga

Pollack named SEC defensive player of week
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Auburn's Carnell Williams won his second straight Southeastern Conference offensive player of the week honor after rushing for 150 yards in a 10-3 win at Arkansas.

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.

Johnson trying to keep Commodores focused
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Right now, Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson is as much psychologist, optimist and comedian as he is a football coach.

Johnson trying to keep Commodores focused

Pollack named SEC defensive player of week

Fumble recovery and return sends Georgia on its way

Williams: Win at Tennessee left even Bulldogs in awe

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.

The perfect setup

The perfect setup
South Carolina coach Lou Holtz expects a perfect game when his team is the underdog, and he usually gets it.

Densely populated Gaza Strip is one of world's poorest areas
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Some 1.3 million people crowd the Gaza Strip, one of the most densely populated areas in the world - and one of the poorest.

Today's hip-hop is stuck in rut of pumpin', hustling

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

Today's hip-hop is stuck in rut of pumpin', hustling
Being a musician and music fan for most of my life, I appreciate all types of music, from Bach to Lauryn Hill. But there's something about modern rap music that really irritates me.

Teens stay so busy, it can be hard to find time for it all

Friend must show parents she's not bad influence

Teens stay so busy, it can be hard to find time for it all
Lisa Kim, 17, has so much on her calendar these days, she can barely remember the activities off the top of her head.

Joint-enrolling in college isn't as bad as it sounds
I was apprehensive when I decided to joint-enroll at Augusta State University my senior year in high school.I have to take college classes with older students, and I would be expected to perform at the same level.

Xtreme question of the week

Xtreme question of the week
If you had one wish, what would you wish for?

Your style
THE FACTS: La'Cherish Adams, 16, is a junior at T.W. Josey High School.

Audio best

Xtreme calendar
The sci-fi action blockbuster The Matrix: Reloaded, starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne, comes out.

Battle of the Bands

Mysterious characters make 'Lions' interesting
My expectations for Secondhand Lions, starring Haley Joel Osment, were moderate, but I was pleasantly surprised after watching the movie.

Your style

Friend must show parents she's not bad influence
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: There's this girl that I've known almost all my life, and my parents consider her a bad influence. They want me to stop hanging out with her, but I can't do that because she's like my sister. She's my best friend.

Xtreme calendar

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:

Mysterious characters make 'Lions' interesting

Joint-enrolling in college isn't as bad as it sounds

Winter supplies head to Alaska family feuding with Park Service

Men of Junction City bare it all for their local schools

Odds and Ends

For cheap car customizing, some turn to bullet hole stickers