Antonya Nelson wins Rea Award for short story writing
NEW YORK -- Fiction writer Antonya Nelson is this year's winner of the Rea Award for the Short Story, a prize given for lifetime achievement.

Elfman out of 'Nine' and is replaced by understudy

Antonya Nelson wins Rea Award for short story writing

Elfman out of 'Nine' and is replaced by understudy
NEW YORK -- There appears to be no "Nine" in Jenna Elfman's future.

Martinez, Ramirez and Garcia appeal fines
NEW YORK -- Pedro Martinez, Manny Ramirez and Karim Garcia all appealed the fines imposed on them following Game 3 of the AL championship series.

Investigation continues in Yankees bullpen fight

Red Sox edge Yankees, even series

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.

Marlins' Pavano wants the ball for Game 6

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

Investigation continues in Yankees bullpen fight
BOSTON -- Police are still investigating a bullpen brawl between two Yankees and a Red Sox employee, and haven't decided whether to file any charges.

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

Martinez, Ramirez and Garcia appeal fines

Day game forces Red Sox to relocate fans
BOSTON -- More than 400 fans with tickets to the rained-out fourth game of the AL championship series arrived at Fenway Park for the makeup Tuesday to find their seats covered by a tarp.

Yankees take Game 5

Yankees take Game 5
BOSTON -- David Wells put the New York Yankees on the verge of another World Series, sending them back to the Bronx with two chances to keep The Curse alive.

Zimmer apology accepted by Red Sox

Marlins stun Cubs, force Game 7
CHICAGO -- Five outs to go. Wrigley Field crowd on its feet. World Series within their grasp.

Day game forces Red Sox to relocate fans

Marlins stun Cubs, force Game 7

Advice can prevent good pumpkin from going bad

London musical, 'Money to Burn,' runs out of money
LONDON -- The new musical "Money to Burn" has closed less than two days after opening, in one of the shortest runs ever for a show on the West End.

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.

Odds and Ends
NORWICH, Conn. -- Benedict Arnold may be best known for treason in the 18th century, but according to his tombstone he wasn't born until after the Revolutionary War, and he lived for 150 years.

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.

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.

AOL Time Warner name change slated for Thursday

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.

Mill looking for buyers, investors
GEORGETOWN, S.C. -- Georgetown Steel, one of Georgetown County's largest employers, is looking for a buyer or an investor less than 15 months after Midcoast Industries bought the mill for $53 million.

McDonald's, Best Buy team up in Monopoly game promotion

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.

Business briefs

Business briefs
A live, interactive teleconference featuring former college and pro football quarterback Fran Tarkenton, the CEO and founder of gosmallbiz.com, has been scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Thursday at Mally's Bagels and Grits on Washington Road.

Mill looking for buyers, investors

Milliken to close two plants, cut 240 jobs
SALUDA, S.C. -- Textile maker Milliken and Co. says it will close two plants and cut roughly 240 jobs - a major blow to a textile stalwart that's been in the forefront of trying to protect the nation's textile industry.

Milliken to close two plants, cut 240 jobs

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."

State Farm agrees to cap rate increase

Developers constructing or planning thousands of new houses

Intel unveils flash memory next-generation phones
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A new flash memory system from Intel Corp. aims to capitalize on the photography and multimedia functions being built into new cell phones.

Source: AOL plans no-frills Internet service

IRS sits on unclaimed refund checks
The IRS is trying to give money away, and it could be for you.

Dixie-Narco looks beyond beverages
Dixie-Narco Inc., in its latest attempt to diversify beyond the struggling beverage machine business, has formed an alliance with a New Jersey company whose vending machines dispense frozen foods and ice cream.

McDonald's, Best Buy team up in Monopoly game promotion
OAK BROOK, Ill. -- McDonald's Corp. is launching a new Monopoly game promotion with Best Buy Co. Inc. on Tuesday, two years after the fast-food giant's last Monopoly effort ended in a multimillion-dollar scam.

Source: AOL plans no-frills Internet service
Trying to fend off cut-rate competitors, America Online plans to introduce a discount version of its dial-up Internet access service early next year that will carry the Netscape brand name, a person with the company said Tuesday.

Dixie-Narco looks beyond beverages

Intel unveils flash memory next-generation phones

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.

Regulators, industry try to halt tide of Canadian drugs

Tigers remove doubts

Tigers remove doubts
This time last week, Clemson seemed like a team in disarray.

Clemson coaches, officials pleased with ACC
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson basketball coach Oliver Purnell probably spoke for hundreds of coaches, players and administrators when he discussed the Atlantic Coast Conference's back-and-forth expansion process - "I hope it's over."

Clemson's Aderhold to undergo heart tests
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Julie Aderhold, Clemson's top three-point shooter from a year ago, will have tests done Friday after several reoccurrences of her irregular heartbeat during the offseason.

Clemson coaches, officials pleased with ACC

Clemson's Aderhold to undergo heart tests

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.

WVU officials say Big East expansion plans to continue

Tuesday morning quarterback

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

Augusta to hold tourney

Council honors Kresse

Augustan will challenge top-ranked long-drivers

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.

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?

Our Foundering Fathers
Say what you will about the Augusta Commission, but you have to admit that once the commission makes up its mind, it's full of indecision.

Our Foundering Fathers

With friends like these...

With friends like these...
It's probably just as well that Iraq's neighbors and Muslim nations around the world won't even consider sending peacekeeping forces to Iraq. The U.S. coalition could sure use the help - but even Iraqis, according to one report, "fear that peacekeepers from neighboring countries could end up interfering in Iraq's internal affairs."

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.

Official says study is wrong
AIKEN - A report released Tuesday claiming that an unreported accident at Savannah River Site contaminated surrounding areas is based on faulty findings, an SRS official said.

Come one, come all
With concerts, a beauty pageant, bull riding, a rodeo, a demolition car derby and fireworks, the Aiken Jaycees Western Carolina State Fair offers something for everyone.

Actors oppose ban on Oscar screener copies
NEW YORK -- Several prominent actors, including Sean Penn, Holly Hunter, Frances McDormand and Willem Dafoe, have joined the opposition to a recent ban on sending special DVDs and videos to Academy Award voters.

Pajama Sam getting some wrinkles
Pajama Sam, for those who don't have little kids around, is a kid-sized hero in blue pajamas and red-blanket cape, who has delivered fun-laced learning software to the early elementary crowd for some time. A creation of Humongous Entertainment, Pajama Sam, along with Spy Fox, Freddi Fish, and Putt-Putt, delighted children and reviewers with their fresh, wholesome, very-well done and fairly priced early learning software.

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

Football titles keep score close
As it has in the National Football League, parity has come to NFL videogames.

Stuff to do
The Georgia-Carolina State Fair opens its midway at 4 p.m. Friday at the Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds on Hale Street. The fair, which will offer its usual assortment of rides, games, entertainment and displays, runs through Oct. 27. Admission is $5, and unlimited ride tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Advance tickets are available at Koger-Walters Amoco stations and Harmon Optical in Southgate Plaza. They may also be charged by phone at (803) 278-4TIX or online at Tixonline. For more information, call 278-4849.

Online seller of distressed inventory takes on airfares, hotels

How to cut your auto insurance rates

Consumer credit counseling services examined

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.

N. Y. law encourages credit unions for school kids
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Some adults' finances are collapsing like a house of credit cards. Some college graduates aren't paying their student loans. Some college students are inundated with credit card offers that get them deep into debt before their first real job.

N. Y. law encourages credit unions for school kids

Consumer credit counseling services examined
WASHINGTON -- Consumers looking for help paying their debts should be wary of debt management services that charge high fees and offer little counseling, the Internal Revenue Service and Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday.

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.

Earnings extend stock rally from 16-month highs
NEW YORK -- Investors hesitantly extended Wall Street's rally Tuesday, lifting the Dow within 200 points of 10,000 for the first time since May 2002, after solid profit reports from blue chips including Merrill Lynch and Johnson & Johnson.

Dining out

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.

Fresh fruit dessert is simple pleasure
Crisp grape tarts are easily made with phyllo pastry, baked and cooled, then filled with a fresh combination of grapes, honey, orange liqueur and yogurt.

Dining out
This is a listing of brief reviews of restaurants in the Augusta area.

Chef savors summer in new cookbook
CHICAGO - She's an Oxford graduate with a degree in modern and medieval languages. She's the daughter of Nigel Lawson, a top official under former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. She's also a cook and food writer with her own TV program, newspaper column and line of kitchenware.

Chef savors summer in new cookbook

Small portions
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Salt used to be just salt, but now curious cooks and diners are exploring its variety.

Small portions

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.

Tech trio grabs ACC weekly honors

Fit to be Ty: A long week for LPGA commissioner
Rain washed out the big celebration planned for Annika Sorenstam getting into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Bush to be honorary chairman of '05 matches

Bush to be honorary chairman of '05 matches
LAKE MANASSAS, Va. -- President Bush has agreed to be the honorary chairman of The Presidents Cup when it returns to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in 2005.

Slow signs of improvement on the PGA Tour

Fit to be Ty: A long week for LPGA commissioner

Slow signs of improvement on the PGA Tour
Vijay Singh was among the skeptics when the PGA Tour introduced a severe penalty structure for slow play, saying players would "start off like a greyhound and finish like a poodle."

Jefferson County receiver becomes lost in the crowd

Jefferson County receiver becomes lost in the crowd
According to Jefferson County head coach J.B. Arnold, this is not a good year to be a wide receiver recruit.

Heatley releases statement about accident
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Thrashers star Dany Heatley expressed sadness Tuesday night for the car wreck that killed teammate Dan Snyder, saying he was "very sorry over the loss of my close friend."

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.

Heatley releases statement about accident

Legal experts: Heatley may avoid jail time in fatal accident

Flavorful roast is easy to prepare and easier to customize
When I was growing up, my mother and her friends often would swap favorite recipes. A favorite from next door or at a neighborhood cookout would soon become a regular item on our weekly menu.

Flavorful roast is easy to prepare and easier to customize

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

Officials identify woman killed crossing Lumpkin Road
Authorities have identified a woman who died after she was hit twice by two vehicles on Lumpkin Road Tuesday night.

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.

Uniforms don't help learning process
This is in response to Barbara Driggers' Oct. 6 letter, "Extols the virtues of school uniforms." Gwinnette Tyner, Hephzibah, Ga.

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.

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

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

Kennedy and Byrd are no models of courage
Joaquin Godoy (Oct. 6 letter, "Kennedy's claim about Iraq war is absolutely correct") seems to be impressed with the courage of Democratic Sens. Ted Kennedy of the "People's Republic of Massachusetts" and Robert Byrd of the "Taxpayer's Money Pit of West Virginia." William J. Welsh, M.D., Augusta

University's mismanagement cause of unit closure

University's mismanagement cause of unit closure
University Hospital is closing its psychiatric unit of over 40 years. The ensuing concern is that psychiatric patients may soon spend up to three days in the emergency room awaiting a bed. This phenomenon is already occurring in South Carolina. John S. Dirksen, M.D., Augusta

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

Kennedy and Byrd are no models of courage

Local Population based on 2000 Census

Did you know?

Gun maker launches home decor, clothing catalog

In the know

Our rich history is as diverse as our community

Museum honors Georgia's musicians

Study: Use of tanning salons significantly increases skin cancer risk

In the know

Westinghouse Savannah River Company

Low-carb dieters eat more calories and still lose weight

Liquor stores, bars using scanners to test for fake IDs

Electrical stimulation of stomach suppresses appetite

Monkeys with brain implants move robot arm by thought

Plans for live coverage of space launch scrapped

Augusta Technical College

Seniors calendar

Plans for live coverage of space launch scrapped
BEIJING -- With China's first manned space mission fast approaching, the Communist Party's official newspaper reported Tuesday that the government had scrapped plans to broadcast the launch on live television.

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.

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.

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.

Study: Use of tanning salons significantly increases skin cancer risk
WASHINGTON -- Women who visit tanning salons more than once a month are 55 percent more likely to develop malignant melanoma, and the risk more than doubles for women in their 20s who frequent tanning parlors, according to an eight-year study of more than 100,000 Scandinavians.

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.

In the know
The International Association of Culinary Professionals Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for culinary schools and independent research. There are 21 scholarships available for the 2004-2005 school year.

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.

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

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.

Low-carb dieters eat more calories and still lose weight
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The dietary establishment has long argued it's impossible, but a new study offers intriguing evidence for the idea that people on low-carbohydrate diets can actually eat more than folks on standard lowfat plans and still lose weight.

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.

Gun maker launches home decor, clothing catalog
PHOENIX -- One of the country's most recognizable brands - Smith & Wesson - is taking aim at consumers' love of the American West by going into the catalog business selling cowboy boot lamps and studded velvet jackets.

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.

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.

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.

Lynx make more rosters moves

Lynx make more rosters moves
Augusta Lynx coach Stan Drulia continues to shuffle his roster with the ECHL regular season set to begin Friday.

Board sets new bus policy
The Columbia County Board of Education on Tuesday night gave final approval to a policy that changes the way pupils are transported to school-sanctioned events.

Family seeks coroner inquest
ATHENS, Ga. - Family members of a 62-year-old woman who died while in Athens-Clarke County police custody for an alleged shoplifting incident last month are calling on authorities to investigate a large bruise and a cut on the woman's head that were noticed by a funeral home employee.

News you can use

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.

Neighbor's dogs bite toddler

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.

Leaves begin to change in S.C. mountains

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.

Malpractice lawsuit settled
The federal government has settled a medical malpractice claim for more than half a million dollars.

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.

Transportation Department worker killed at I-77 road work site
CHESTER, S.C. -- A driver struck and killed a state Transportation Department flag man at a construction site near Chester Monday and the Highway Patrol says as traffic backed up for hours a trucker fled a second accident that killed a 3-year-old nearby.

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.

County's districting problem is undecided
EDGEFIELD - Edgefield County school board members danced around the county's redistricting problem, again unable to reach a decision Tuesday night.

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.

Court complex site may change

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.

Reservist returns home from Iraq

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.

Farm show is a showcase for the latest in agricultural technology

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.

ATV thefts rise in deer season
AIKEN - All-terrain vehicles are popular with hunters, construction workers, farmers, back-country joy riders and - with the arrival of deer season - thieves who find an available black market for them.

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.

Wofford student awaits hearing that could end deportation battle
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- An immigration panel has granted a Wofford College student a rare chance to have his case against deportation heard again.

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.

Groups plan to rid city of gangs
At a meeting Tuesday, leaders representing law enforcement, schools and other parts of the community agreed that Augusta has a gang problem.

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.

Police hope to identify victim
Red pumps lying on Lumpkin Road and a Bible inside a handbag were among the scant clues officials had to identify a woman killed Tuesday evening while she tried to cross the road.

Work on overpass shuts down Broad

Landfill lands leaders in jail
Three Taliaferro County commissioners will remain in jail until they comply with a judge's order to sign a letter endorsing the landfill or until the judge lets them out.

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 the area
A threatening note written on a toilet paper dispenser brought out extra Columbia County sheriff's deputies to Lakeside High School on Tuesday.

Kid of the day

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.

City budget release delayed

Court refuses landfill appeal

Official says study is wrong

Police search for bank robber

County's districting problem is undecided

Witnesses ID defendant in murder case

Police hope to identify victim

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.

Tenenbaum calls study political

Wofford student awaits hearing that could end deportation battle

Across South Carolina
SUMMERVILLE -A garbage truck backed over and killed a 9-year-old girl riding her bicycle Monday in Summerville.

Atlanta-based CDC employee honored for efforts to eliminate polio

Pupils go home empty-handed
Teachers have heard the homework excuses before. Either their pupils forgot it, didn't complete it or the dog ate it.

Across the area

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Destini Coleman, 2, of Augusta.

Eldridge finalist for Florida job

Sheriff stresses equality
Richmond County sheriff Ronnie Strength addressed a panel on race relations about how his department is working to increase trust of law enforcement by all races.

Rants and Raves
A BIG RANT to the rude patrons at the Augusta Ballet's Saturday night performance. From the man blowing gin breath to all the other patrons crunching and munching throughout the show, you made the performance more like an arena attraction rather than the cultural event that it really is. Get it together, Augusta.

Construction of bomb detection areas could slow airport operations

Officials identify woman killed crossing Lumpkin Road

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.

ATV thefts rise in deer season

Woman killed crossing road

News you can use

Athlete health studied
The Columbia County Board of Education soon will be looking at several proposals to provide better health care for its athletes.

Landfill lands leaders in jail

Utility plans sewer lines
Septic tank users in Richmond County are about to be served notice: A sewer line likely will be coming soon to your neighborhood, and you had better get on it.

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.

Official says study is wrong
AIKEN - A report released Tuesday claiming that an unreported accident at Savannah River Site contaminated surrounding areas is based on faulty findings, an SRS official said.

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."

Rants and Raves
A BIG RANT to the rude patrons at the Augusta Ballet's Saturday night performance. From the man blowing gin breath to all the other patrons crunching and munching throughout the show, you made the performance more like an arena attraction rather than the cultural event that it really is. Get it together, Augusta.

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.

Man charged in house fire
A Hephzibah man was charged with a Tuesday morning arson after authorities found him the area, wearing clothes smelling of gasoline, officials said.

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

Across South Carolina

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.

Across Georgia

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

Correction

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.

Health worker jobs increase

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

Would-be mayor offers to foot bill for election

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.

Pastors fight old issue

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.

USC study finds doctors think small gifts are ethical

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.

Mother, daughter remembered at funeral after church shootings

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.

Cancer-stricken residents still left without answers

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.

Across the southeast

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.

Chief Justice criticizes S.C. sales tax exemptions

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.

New York man convicted of 1971 cop killing

Two charged with capital murder in deaths of missing Georgia twins
ROME, Ga. -- Two men were accused of murder after police discovered two bodies they believe to be that of Georgia twins last seen in July before a day of fishing in north Alabama.

Study: Women hold few local political positions in Georgia

Construction of bomb detection areas could slow airport operations
ATLANTA -- Passenger check in, rental car pick ups, and hotel bus pick ups could all be hindered during the holiday travel season by construction of luggage-screening rooms under Hartsfield International Airport.

Across Georgia
IRWINTON - The trial of a police trainee accused of shooting and killing a former co-worker in 2001 began Tuesday.

After school program melds arts, academics
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- When the school bell rings at Rebecca Minor Elementary School, a growing number of students are heading for an art-based, after-school program.

Eldridge finalist for Florida job
AIKEN - Linda Eldridge, Aiken County's public school superintendent, said Tuesday she is one of six finalists for the top educator's post in the Sarasota County, Fla., public school district.

Atlanta-based CDC employee honored for efforts to eliminate polio
WASHINGTON -- The woman in charge of an Atlanta-based effort to eliminate all polio cases worldwide by 2008 has won a national service award and will travel to Washington Wednesday to claim it.

Hospital says no ifs, ands or butts
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Slap on a nicotine patch before visiting Savannah's Memorial Health University Medical Center. Or be prepared to follow the old advertising slogan, and walk a mile for a Camel.

Corrections
A news item in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have stated that Sylvester Rod Dunn was sentenced for a charge of false imprisonment.

News you can use
OCT. 15, 1980 Augusta officials have approved the sale of land along the Savannah River between 13th and 15th streets for a 54-unit condominium complex at its appraised value of $132,000 but attached several conditions to the sale.

Malpractice lawsuit settled

County seeks headgate grants
Columbia County will apply for a grant from the Department of Transportation for nearly $1 million for the Augusta Canal headgates. The county would provide a 20 percent matching grant.

Taking flak from both sides, Perdue seeks racial healing

Sanford asks agencies to cut travel expenses
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Gov. Mark Sanford asked state agencies on Tuesday to save money by cutting travel expenses.

County seeks headgate grants

Police look for man in robbery
Authorities were looking for a man who robbed a Washington Road bank of an undisclosed amount of money Tuesday morning.

Police look for man in robbery

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.

Hospital says no ifs, ands or butts

New trial ordered in Douglas County slaying case
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court ordered a new trial Tuesday to determine whether a man convicted in Douglas County 15 years ago for shooting four co-workers should escape the death penalty because he is mentally retarded.

Pupils go home empty-handed

Taking flak from both sides, Perdue seeks racial healing
ATLANTA -- Ten months into a four-year term, Gov. Sonny Perdue is taking flak from black lawmakers who contend his policies are racially divisive and from whites angry that they will have no chance to vote on restoring the rebel battle cross to the state flag.

Two charged with capital murder in deaths of missing Georgia twins

Atkins approved: Restaurant rolls out low-carb margaritas
ATLANTA -- Responding to a growing legion of carb-conscious dieters, a chain of Mexican restaurants has rolled out a low-carbohydrate version of the classic Tex-Mex cocktail - the margarita.

Corrections

Green onions the source of Georgia's hepatitis A outbreak
ATLANTA -- Green onions are the source of a northern Georgia hepatitis A outbreak that made 210 ill last month, state health officials said Tuesday.

Utility plans sewer lines

Plan would lessen anti-smog requirements for some
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina business groups are supporting a proposal that would let industries move to the state's smoggiest cities without using new, expensive pollution control gear.

Football forecast shows sunny skies
The sky, it turns out, is not falling after all.

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.

Critical choice

Critical choice
Here's what critics are saying about recent movie releases.

Apple to unveil online music store for Windows
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- For a few months, Apple Computer Inc. enjoyed its own lofty spot in the legitimate online music world. Not anymore.

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.

Apple to unveil online music store for Windows

Nepalese music legend exchanges fame for security - and anonymity

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.

Darlington deal caps wild year

Brack has back surgery

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.

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.

Brack has back surgery
DALLAS -- Kenny Brack had surgery on his broken back, his second operation in two days following a terrifying crash in the IRL's season finale.

Brack stable after surgery

Darlington deal caps wild year
Apparently, the Carolina Dodge Dealers Association isn't worried about Darlington Raceway's future in NASCAR.

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.

Prosecutors accuse Bryant defense of smearing accuser's name
EAGLE, Colo. -- Prosecutors accused Kobe Bryant's attorneys of deliberately smearing the reputation of his accuser Tuesday as they asked a judge to make sure any evidence about her sexual history is heard behind closed doors.

Prosecutors accuse Bryant defense of smearing accuser's name

Defense for Bryant may have more surprises when hearing resumes

Augusta to hold tourney
UNC Pembroke women's basketball coach Sandi Littleton might have been the happiest person at the Peach Belt Conference preseason banquet Tuesday morning.

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

Rams rout Falcons

Bolden will be activated if he's ready to play

Panthers ride running backs to 5-0 start

Reeves puts all starting jobs up for competition

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AIKEN - Grady Dickey knew just about everyone in Burnettown when he served as its police chief for 20 years. In that time, he had to arrest only two people; he found most situations could be diffused by just talking.

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Realignment still puzzles local schools

Realignment causes problem

Second lawsuit filed in Big East-ACC turf war

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If Lewis won't fight Klitschko, Johnson will

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.

If Lewis won't fight Klitschko, Johnson will
NEW YORK -- Two months ago, Vitali Klitschko visited Lennox Lewis in London, inquiring about the heavyweight champion's plans and the prospects for a rematch.

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.

Second lawsuit filed in Big East-ACC turf war
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Four Big East football schools filed a second lawsuit Tuesday over the Atlantic Coast Conference expansion, adding Boston College, its athletic director and four ACC officers to the list of defendants.

Realignment still puzzles local schools
FORSYTH, Ga. - If Columbia County schools were displeased with the Georgia High School Association Executive Committee's decision to move Greenbrier, Lakeside and Evans into 2-AAAA for the 2004-06 seasons, perhaps Lincoln County coach Larry Campbell knows the reason.

Overtime
Augusta State's men's golf team shot 288 on Tuesday to finish fifth at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate in Birmingham, Ala.

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.

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

Bolden will be activated if he's ready to play
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons cornerback Juran Bolden, arrested over the weekend for marijuana possession and driving a stolen car, will practice Wednesday if he's injured knee has healed enough.

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.

Reeves puts all starting jobs up for competition
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta quarterback Doug Johnson faces competition for his spot this week, even though Michael Vick won't be back for several more weeks.

Cardinals say pope still able to do his mission
VATICAN CITY -- Although speech is becoming harder for him, Pope John Paul II still can carry out his mission and shows no sign of resigning, several cardinals said Tuesday.

Football forecast shows sunny skies

Coach knows competition

Thompson turns pop culture into academic gold

Broadcast networks lauded for diversity gains
LOS ANGELES -- The major broadcast networks have made strides in bringing minorities into the TV picture, according to a coalition that has worked for four years to force greater diversity on television.

Broadcast networks lauded for diversity gains

First D.C. sniper movie about to air, but is it too soon?

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

First D.C. sniper movie about to air, but is it too soon?
BALTIMORE -- Less than a year after the arrests of John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, the first movie about the shootings that terrorized the suburbs and exurbs of the nation's capital is here.

Come one, come all

Football titles keep score close

Pajama Sam getting some wrinkles

Actors oppose ban on Oscar screener copies

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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.

Gibson sits out practice with bruised knee

Eight simple rules (and then some) for playing at Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. -- In just a few months on the job, Georgia basketball coach Dennis Felton has already made quite an impact.

Johnson trying to keep Commodores focused

Georgia's defense No. 1

Georgia's defense No. 1
When Georgia defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder slapped the side of safety Sean Jones' helmet in the second quarter of Saturday's 41-14 victory over Tennessee last Saturday, the natural inclination was to assume that the coach was steamed.

Gibson sits out practice with bruised knee
ATHENS, Ga. -- Fred Gibson didn't practice Tuesday because of a bruised left knee, the latest injury to plague Georgia's top receiver.

Eight simple rules (and then some) for playing at Georgia

Pollack named SEC defensive player of week

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.

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

The perfect setup

Augustan will challenge top-ranked long-drivers
Augusta's Chris Wilkins won't know until the last minute whom he'll face in the Pinnacle Distance Challenge Finals on Thursday in Mesquite, Nev.

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.

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.

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.

Your style

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

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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.

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

Battle of the Bands

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

Mysterious characters make 'Lions' interesting

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

Xtreme question of the week

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

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.

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.

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:

For cheap car customizing, some turn to bullet hole stickers

Men of Junction City bare it all for their local schools

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

London musical, 'Money to Burn,' runs out of money

Cardinals say pope still able to do his mission