Landmark Disney Hall raises profile of LA arts community

Landmark Disney Hall raises profile of LA arts community
LOS ANGELES -- Despite being home to a world-class symphony, a thriving theater community and top museums, Los Angeles has long suffered an inferiority complex in the arts.

Images of the sea create fascinating new exhibition

Images of the sea create fascinating new exhibition
CHICAGO -- What color is the sea? What does a breaking wave really look like?

Rocket ready to fire one last time
MIAMI -- The end for Roger Clemens will come a few hundred miles from where it all began in the minor leagues 20 years ago, pitching against a team that didn't exist, in a ballpark that wasn't built.

Pavano eager for chance to oppose Clemens in Game 4
MIAMI -- Carl Pavano has seen plenty of Roger Clemens highlights. It's his job to make sure Game 4 of the World Series doesn't become another one.

Wild Card proving a plus for baseball

Yankees take Game 3

Yankees No. 1, Marlins No. 21 when it comes to spending
MIAMI -- When it comes to spending, the World Series is a mismatch.

Pavano eager for chance to oppose Clemens in Game 4

Giambi says he was subpoenaed by BALCO grand jury

Rocket ready to fire one last time

Shades of October in Sunshine State

No shortage of Yankee fans cheering in South Florida

Giambi says he was subpoenaed by BALCO grand jury
SAN FRANCISCO -- New York Yankees slugger Jason Giambi has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury investigating a company that prescribes nutritional supplements for elite athletes, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday.

Bonds to testify about lab at center of probe

No shortage of Yankee fans cheering in South Florida
MIAMI -- South Florida's favorite team is in the World Series. It's just not clear whether that team is the Marlins or the New York Yankees.

Hearing set in case of Fenway Park bullpen fight

Wild Card proving a plus for baseball
For a century or so, baseball thrived on consistency, embracing change grudgingly. The designated hitter and interleague play still annoy purists, who prefer the game the way it once was.

Yankees take Game 3
MIAMI -- For the longest time, this had all the makings of another heartbreaker for Mike Mussina.

Yankees No. 1, Marlins No. 21 when it comes to spending

Hearing set in case of Fenway Park bullpen fight
BOSTON -- A hearing Nov. 7 will determine whether Yankees reliever Jeff Nelson and right fielder Karim Garcia should be charged with beating a Fenway Park worker.

Roller-coaster ride for Aaron Boone

Shades of October in Sunshine State
MIAMI -- Karim Garcia was running a bit late to practice Monday when he jogged down a darkened corridor and headed onto the field at Pro Player Stadium.

Matsui gets Yankees off to big start

Roller-coaster ride for Aaron Boone
NEW YORK -- Aaron Boone went from hero to goat in a hurry. That's how things go in New York.

Matsui gets Yankees off to big start
NEW YORK -- Look who's leading the way in the middle of the Yankees' lineup.

Bonds to testify about lab at center of probe
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds will testify in December before a federal grand jury that has subpoenaed several dozen athletes as part of its probe into a laboratory that supplies some of the nation's top sports stars with nutritional supplements.

Aryan Nations founder runs for mayor in Idaho
HAYDEN, Idaho -- The people of Hayden can't seem to rid themselves of neo-Nazi Richard Butler.

Man survives plunge over Niagara Falls
NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario -- A man survived a plunge over Niagara Falls with only the clothes on his back, witnesses said, the first person known to have done it without safety devices and lived.

Cranky police dog bites two officers
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett police say they have no plans to retire a dog that attacked two officers, seriously injuring one, within the past month.

Odds and Ends
ABILENE, Kan. -- For $70,000, you'd think the sale of a greyhound involved a bus.

Odds and Ends
STAMFORD, Conn. -- Travis, a 170-pound chimpanzee, can do lots of things humans can: He waters flowers, enjoys a glass of wine, brushes his teeth and even watches baseball on TV.

Paint keeps teen jailed almost 5 months
ATLANTA -- A 17-year-old spent nearly five months in jail because he had paint on his T-shirt that looked like blood.

Teller's role is changing
With ATMs, direct deposit and online banking, many people have little reason to enter a bank, but tellers aren't losing their jobs.

Hot diet book, magazine ad sales boost Rodale Inc.

Southern farmers bringing in best peanut crop in years

Ports expect booming business to continue
SAVANNAH, Ga. - How do you top a record year? If you're the Georgia Ports Authority, you just keep growing.

Federal red ink rises to record $374.2 billion

Business briefs
Edgefield County had the third-best employment in South Carolina in September, according to data released Tuesday by the state Employment Security Commission.

Hot diet book, magazine ad sales boost Rodale Inc.
PHILADELPHIA -- Lehigh Valley businessman J.I. Rodale found his first publishing success with a magazine based on his personal passion for organic farming.

Teller's role is changing

Low Wal-Mart labor costs play role in supermarket strikes

Business briefs

Restaurant franchises heat Athens

Patriot Act set in place at banks
Banks and the government are taking a closer look at your finances in their search for terrorists.

Ports expect booming business to continue

Government, Microsoft fight over online music sales
WASHINGTON -- Nearly a year after Microsoft Corp. agreed to end its anticompetitive conduct, the government is raising concerns the world's largest software maker is trying to use its dominant Windows operating system to influence where customers buy their music online.

State unemployment dips slightly
ATLANTA -- For the second straight month, the number of jobless Georgians dipped slightly in September, the state's Labor Department reported Tuesday.

Restaurant franchises heat Athens
ATHENS, Ga. - Though Athens is better known for Bulldogs and music, northeast Georgia's commercial hub is also developing a reputation for nourishing local restaurant companies venturing into franchising.

General Electric to cut 600 jobs at Upstate plant
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- General Electric announced plans Tuesday to cut 600 jobs at its gas turbine plant in Greenville during the next three to nine months.

Federal red ink rises to record $374.2 billion
WASHINGTON -- The federal budget deficit hit a record $374.2 billion in 2003, the administration reported Monday, as the costs of the war in Iraq, a new round of tax cuts and economic weakness pushed the government's red ink to the highest level in history.

Business briefs
Augusta's SagamoreHill Broadcasting LLC announced it is acquiring CBS affiliate KGWN-TV (Channel 5) in Cheyenne, Wyo., from Chelsey Broadcasting Co. of Columbus, Mo.

Patriot Act set in place at banks

State unemployment dips slightly

First hints of pricing power return

Letters boost profit at UPS
ATLANTA - A surge in the volume of letters and packages it delivers by air for next-day service and improvements in its domestic business helped United Parcel Service post a nearly 28 percent jump in third-quarter profit, beating Wall Street expectations.

Microsoft launches new Office software

Government, Microsoft fight over online music sales

Southern farmers bringing in best peanut crop in years
SYLVESTER, Ga. -- After years of drought, a shift to a new farm program and a disastrously wet harvest season last fall, Jerald Carter is working dawn to dusk on his best peanut crop in five years.

Business briefs

Letters boost profit at UPS

First hints of pricing power return
NEW YORK -- All those cheap deals everyone has gotten so used to in recent years may slowly become harder to find now that corporate America seems finally to be regaining some ability to raise prices.

General Electric to cut 600 jobs at Upstate plant

Low Wal-Mart labor costs play role in supermarket strikes
CROSS LANES, W.Va. -- To find the cause of the nation's three supermarket strikes, just follow Judy Ranson's shopping cart.

Microsoft launches new Office software
NEW YORK -- Microsoft Corp. launched the newest version of its Office software Tuesday, kicking off a $150 million ad campaign in hopes of convincing customers that the upgrade is worth the cost despite a skittish economy.

Clemson still chasing season's goals

Clemson deletes objectionable material from Web sites
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson athletic director Terry Don Phillips spoke by phone to an official at his old school, Oklahoma State.

Clemson still chasing season's goals
CLEMSON, S.C. -- The math is easy to do. And this year, it's still in Clemson's favor.

Clemson deletes objectionable material from Web sites

Tuesday morning quarterback

Miami files lawsuits against UConn and Big East, alleging damage
MIAMI -- The University of Miami filed suit against the Big East Conference and four of its member schools Monday, claiming it suffered "substantial monetary damages" by remaining in the league.

Two schools dominate ACC weekly honors
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Florida State and Wake Forest each had three players win the Atlantic Coast Conference's weekly football honors ahead of their matchup Saturday.

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

Oklahoma leads initial BCS standings
Oklahoma is in a familiar place - first in the initial Bowl Championship Series standings. The Sooners' task this year is to stay there.

BCA sets criteria for football hiring report card

Oklahoma leads initial BCS standings

BCA sets criteria for football hiring report card
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Black Coaches Association will use a five-part system next year to evaluate hiring practices in Division I-A football.

AP: Dotson's wife tells of changed behavior, abuse

Genetic headaches
The Health Insurance Association of America says Congress doesn't need to pass new legislation prohibiting insurance companies from using people's genetic information to deny medical coverage or set premium rates, because there's already plenty of legislation on the books providing such protection.

Volunteers for kids
Kids Restart is the kind of organization that should attract anyone who's serious about being a volunteer who can make a serious difference. It helps kids. It helps parents. It helps the courts. It helps the community.

Guns and torts
The gun-control crowd is fit to be tied that Congress is poised to pass legislation insulating gun manufacturers from lawsuits when their products are used for crime.

Cowardly candidates
Only two of the nine Democrats running for president are worthy of holding the nation's highest office: Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut and Rep. Dick Gephardt of Missouri. They voted in favor of the $87 billion in follow-up funding for Iraq.

Special things to do
Rockers Three Days Grace perform Thursday at the Augusta Exchange Club's Georgia-Carolina State Fair.

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

Haunted house lovers create their own Red Barn of Horrors
When October rolls around, pumpkins for sale pop up alongside roads, scary movies open in theaters and Eric Kitchings, of Aiken, gets excited.

Critics group withholds 2003 awards because of 'screener' ban
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Film Critics Association has canceled its 2003 awards to protest an industry ban on sending special DVDs and videos to award voters.

'Indiana Jones' flicks debut on DVD in boxed set
LOS ANGELES -- Trust them: The makers of the "Indiana Jones" flicks were not about to let fans down with the long-awaited DVD release.

Actor Robert De Niro diagnosed with prostate cancer
LOS ANGELES -- Actor Robert De Niro has been diagnosed with prostate cancer but is expected to recover fully, a spokesman said Monday.

Hawaii's uninsured population grows
HONOLULU -- Cindee Villegas can't deny her job as a personal trainer in Waikiki offers some decent perks - a flexible schedule, free gym membership and a workplace that overlooks one of the world's most famous beaches.

U.S. Treasury chief expects interest rate hike
LONDON -- An accelerating economic recovery in the United States should soon lead to higher interest rates, U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow said in an interview published Monday by The Times newspaper.

Growing share of uninsured workers employed at big companies
WASHINGTON -- A third of the nation's workers without health insurance are employed by large companies, a study says.

Cost of private and public college education rises - again

Cost of private and public college education rises - again
The average cost of tuition and fees at the nation's four-year colleges and universities is more than 40 percent higher now than it was 10 years ago, a new study says.

Hawaii's uninsured population grows

Growing share of uninsured workers employed at big companies

Stocks mixed despite strong earnings

States struggle with rising health insurance costs

U.S. Treasury chief expects interest rate hike

Markets close modestly higher
NEW YORK -- Wall Street had a moderate rebound Monday as strong earnings from 3M and Citigroup helped investors overcome their disappointment in the latest Index of Leading Economic Indicators.

Markets close modestly higher

Stocks mixed despite strong earnings
NEW YORK -- Technology stocks boosted by Texas Instruments' solid earnings report led Wall Street moderately higher Tuesday, but the Dow Jones industrials lagged behind, held back by disappointing news from AT&T.

States struggle with rising health insurance costs
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- State employee and single mother Sandra Miller makes $19 an hour. There is not going to be much money left over if she has to start paying for health insurance for herself and her teenage son.

Small portions

Halloween cookies double as decoration
These tasty butter cookies, cut into pumpkins and other more shivery Halloween shapes of your choice, make festive treats for trick-or-treaters. Their charmingly weird look also can be decoration for a Halloween cookie tree.

Halloween cookies double as decoration

Recipe evokes flavor of Japan

Canning requires planning
Don't let the ripe harvest go to waste. Gird yourself for a little effort in the kitchen now, and enjoy gorgeous jars of colorful produce for months to come.

Dining out

Small portions
If your market has a special on day-old bread, pick up a loaf or two. It is perfect for French toast or bread pudding.

Mexican dishes served with flair
Morelia's on Walton Way is not your typical Mexican restaurant.

Recipe evokes flavor of Japan
California native Eric Gower recently returned after a decade or so in Japan exploring aspects of Japanese cooking - using shiso, ginger, sake and tofu, and fresh produce, fish and meats.

Dining out
Reviews of Augusta area restaurants.

Offensive line makes strides at Georgia Tech
ATLANTA - It wasn't so much a drive as it was a 16-play, 78-yard statement.

Yellow Jackets don't want success going to their heads again
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech has been in this position before.

'Too small' Wilkinson doing just fine at end
ATLANTA -- No one was more surprised than Gerris Wilkinson when the Georgia Tech coaches approached him with an idea just a week before the start of fall practice.

Yellow Jackets don't want success going to their heads again

'Too small' Wilkinson doing just fine at end

One trophy that got away from Annika

Tiger won't have regular caddie as he tries to tie cut record

Tiger marching to his own beat
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Tiger Woods has a lot riding on the Funai Classic at Disney, although it was hard to tell judging by the guy handing him wedges and raking bunkers during a practice round Tuesday.

Sorenstam, Price inducted into Hall of Fame
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Annika Sorenstam won the U.S. Women's Open nine years ago and figured there was nothing left for her to achieve.

Tiger marching to his own beat

Stulb to enter Hall of Fame
There was never any question about who would be the first female Augustan inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. It was a matter of when.

Tiger won't have regular caddie as he tries to tie cut record
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Tiger Woods will try to tie the PGA Tour's cut streak record without his regular caddie.

One trophy that got away from Annika
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Annika Sorenstam had to play 15 tournaments, the minimum required for a full season on the LPGA Tour, to complete her 10th season and get into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Stulb to enter Hall of Fame

Sorenstam, Price inducted into Hall of Fame

2003 Shrine Bowl Rosters

Injury bug hits Lincoln County

Twins adjust to surroundings

2003 Shrine Bowl Rosters
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The rosters for the 2003 Shrine Bowl were released Tuesday. The game will be played Dec. 20 in Rock Hill (players, positions, schools and hometowns). When there is no hometown listed, the school and the hometown are the same.

Middle Tennessee State notices Augusta athletes
For big-time Division I programs, such as Georgia, Auburn and Florida, recruiting the Augusta area is nothing new. Football players now have another option, though.

Injury bug hits Lincoln County
Lincoln County coach Larry Campbell is lucky he's got enough players to practice this week.

Lightning hands Thrashers their first loss
TAMPA, Fla. -- Pavel Kubina scored a short-handed breakaway goal 3:28 into overtime, lifting the undefeated Tampa Bay Lightning over the previously unbeaten Atlanta Thrashers 3-2 Tuesday night.

Make mushroom souffle in a snap
Late October is the peak time to enjoy fall leaves in the Georgia and North Carolina mountains, and several years ago I had the opportunity to enjoy the colorful display at a North Carolina bed and breakfast.

Make mushroom souffle in a snap

Meteorologists should stay home on sunny days
I was looking at the weather forecast for the next week, and it looks pretty consistent.

Criticizes unchristian letters written by professed Christians
According to Merriam-Webster: "A Christian is one who professes belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ." Since those teachings promote love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance, why do many professed Christians write such vengeful, vindictive, judgmental triumphal letters to the editor as if they, not God, were judges of the universe? Thomas J. Zwemer, Augusta

National sales tax too regressive for U.S.

National sales tax too regressive for U.S.
Regarding your Oct. 9 editorial, "Fast track TRAC": You are partially correct but, in a major part, you are wrong, wrong, wrong. To get rid of the present tax code - yes, by all means. But when it comes to a choice between a flat tax and a national sales tax, you are very wrong. Richard Netzley, Evans, Ga.

Why vets' consider Fonda traitorous
In his letter on Oct. 14, "Conservatives' actions not protected," comparing Jane Fonda to Geraldo Rivera and Robert Novak, Robert Reardon allegedly cannot understand why we Vietnam vets feel so strongly about "Hanoi Jane," yet appear to make allowances for conservatives like Mr. Rivera and Mr. Novak. Please - Mr. Rivera is a long-time liberal and Mr. Novak is a registered Democrat, so to describe either of them as conservative is disingenuous at best. Fred Thompson, Evans, Ga.

Fellow American shouldn't wish war on others
Regarding Harry Sellers' Oct. 7 letter, "Arafat versus Sharon and Bush": It nauseates me that a fellow American could write such a thoughtless and heartless letter. Carl Weathers, Graniteville, S.C.

Publicizing flag-burning shameful
I poured my first cup of coffee on the morning of Oct. 13, opened the paper to the Metro section of The Chronicle, and what I saw on Page 1B angered me so much that I couldn't finish my coffee. Ed Hammons, Aiken, S.C.

Editorial an encouragement to teachers
Thank you for your timely editorial on Oct. 6, "Not enough homework." This issue is often at the forefront in parental complaints but, as both recent studies indicate, it is indeed unfounded. Paul C. Reviere, Lincolnton, Ga.

Publicizing flag-burning shameful

Editorial an encouragement to teachers

Conservatives Limbaugh, Rumsfeld hooked on different drugs

Why vets' consider Fonda traitorous

Conservatives Limbaugh, Rumsfeld hooked on different drugs
America really may be a "kinder, gentler place" now, at least for a while. The self-styled radio voice of the right, Rush Limbaugh, silenced himself - at least for 30 days. And Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has been involuntarily muzzled by President George W. Bush. Charles Heywood, Martinez, Ga.

Experimental device shows promise against devastating strokes

Political parties go to new lengths to get to know voters

Video game 'F-Zero GX' is tough, but worth the effort

Seniors calendar

In the know

ASU students put story on film in two days

Romania emerges as new world nexus of cybercrime. Eds

Experimental device shows promise against devastating strokes
WASHINGTON -- One minute Gary Formanek was hitting balls at an Oregon driving range. The next, he was lying on the ground, his left side paralyzed from a stroke.

In the know
NBC has picked up James Caan's freshman drama, Las Vegas, for a full season's 22 episodes. Vegas is the No. 1 new drama among those demographically desirable 18-to-49 year-old adults.

Schools take week to focus on bus safety
Every school day in the United States, 440,000 school buses transport more than 24 million children, according to the School Bus Information Council.

Political parties go to new lengths to get to know voters
WASHINGTON -- Voters' ballots are still secret, but technology is helping political parties get a pretty good idea who will vote, how they'll vote and the best way to make sure they vote - long before people actually head to the polls.

Video game 'F-Zero GX' is tough, but worth the effort
What will racing be like in the 22nd century? Well, oil will be just a greasy memory, so no NASCAR or Formula 1. One possible alternative is dazzlingly displayed in "F-Zero GX," from Amusement Vision and Nintendo for the GameCube.

Romania emerges as new world nexus of cybercrime. Eds
BUCHAREST, Romania -- It was nearly 70 degrees below zero outside, but the e-mail on a computer at the South Pole Research Center sent a different kind of chill through the scientists inside.

In the know
The Art of Chocolate, the annual fund-raiser for Child Enrichment Inc., includes an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, a jazz band and desserts from area chefs. The event is black-tie optional.

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.

ASU students put story on film in two days
A lot can happen in 48 hours. The entire Rolling Stones catalog can be listened to in 48 hours - with time left for an occasional Beatles break.

Two minutes in the box
Augusta Lynx defenseman Rob Stanfield answers questions for Chronicle staff writer Rob Mueller.

Boston assigns two players to Augusta

Two minutes in the box

Boston assigns two players to Augusta
The Augusta Lynx's official affiliation is with the Florida Panthers, but coach Stan Drulia opened another NHL pipeline this week.

Rookie winger draws inspiration from family

Lynx slapshots
UP NEXT Thursday: vs. South Carolina Stingrays, 7:05 p.m.

Rookie winger draws inspiration from family
The puck went in, the red light came on, and Scott Corbett was knocked to the ice - all in about three seconds.

Columbia mayor drops out of U.S. Senate race

Group plans for potential water woes
Speaking with one voice on issues concerning the Savannah River might go a long way toward protecting it in the future, officials from across state lines said Tuesday afternoon.

Georgia's blue crab fishermen score temporary victory

Man wants high court to overturn urine sale conviction
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Kenneth Curtis never wanted to become famous and certainly didn't want to go to jail for being the guy who sells urine so people can beat drug tests.

Corrections

Alabama judge brings Ten Commandments issue to S.C.
LEXINGTON, S.C. -- Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore gave a sermon-like speech at a local church, saying people should recognize that the U.S. Constitution does not forbid references to God in public places.

UGA receives $3 million donation for building

Man convicted of killing Beaufort County deputies
BEAUFORT, S.C. -- A Burton man convicted Monday of killing two Beaufort County sheriff's deputies who responded to a domestic dispute last year must now fight for his life.

News you can use
OCT. 22, 1974 Richmond County Commissioner Edward M. McIntyre decided Monday to give citizens an extra seven days to submit suggestions for a new landfill site after about 100 people showed up at an afternoon hearing to protest all seven sites under consideration.

Prison official: Chester jail still dangerous
CHESTER, S.C. -- The Chester County jail still has more than two dozen crucial problems several months after an inspection found 57 fire safety violations, state officials say.

Rants and Raves
I HAVE A RANT for President Bush. He has done nothing for the economy. Our military is getting killed each day over in Iraq, and people are losing jobs each day. He wears a cowboy hat, and people in the South think he's all that. But I am a white American. And believe me, I wish Hillary Clinton were running for president. Maybe we could get the Clintons back in the White House and improve the economy again.

Do Not Call list seems to be working
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- More than half a million phone numbers in South Carolina are on the Do Not Call registry that went into effect this month.

Director's suspension overturned

UPS driver honored for saving woman from burning home
EASLEY, S.C. -- A United Parcel Service driver who saved a woman from her burning home then finished his route has been honored for his heroism.

News you can use

Columbia mayor drops out of U.S. Senate race
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Columbia Mayor Bob Coble on Monday dropped out of the Democratic race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, D-S.C.

Across Georgia

FEMA Head: Securing hometown helps secure homeland
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- People can help keep America secure simply by preparing for disasters that might strike their hometowns, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday.

Fathers take steps to be more active
They are making mothers jealous at John Milledge Elementary School.

Pennsylvanian pleads guilty to stealing $2.5 million of investor money
ATLANTA -- A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to stealing $2.5 million from people who invested in sports bars he ran in Dunwoody and Duluth and was ordered to serve four months in prison and repay the money.

Work to begin on head gates
Work to restore the 128-year-old locks at the Augusta Canal head gates is scheduled to begin as early as next month.

Georgia's blue crab fishermen score temporary victory
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Georgia's blue crab fishermen have won a temporary reprieve from a proposal that they say would severely limit their livelihood.

Sunshine State losing its luster
For Meredith Ray, being a Gator in the heart of Bulldog country has been the hardest part of moving from Florida.

UGA receives $3 million donation for building
ATHENS, Ga. -- The Richard B. Russell Foundation of Atlanta has given $3 million to the University of Georgia for a building to house three special collections libraries.

East Dublin plant indicted for pollution of nearby stream

Chambliss says al-Qaida probably has weapons of mass destruction
ATHENS, Ga. -- The chances are "pretty good" that al-Qaida has weapons of mass destruction, and the nation's borders are not secure enough to withstand an attack, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss said Monday.

U.S. Judge dismisses four grocers from Bessinger's lawsuit

Men plead guilty to assault in Georgia's first indicted hate crime case
ATLANTA -- Two white men pleaded guilty Monday to beating two black men in the first indictment using Georgia's new hate crime law.

Scana unit finds leak at Summer nuclear reactor

Supreme Court won't hear Georgia child support challenge
ATLANTA -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused without comment Monday to consider a case testing whether Georgia requires divorced parents who don't have custody of their children to pay too much child support - often about 20 percent of their income.

Panel recommends Cherokee judge be removed over military offenses

Atlanta's airport renamed for first black mayor
ATLANTA -- Atlanta's airport will be renamed to honor the city's first black mayor, Maynard Jackson, making the sprawling complex Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Man convicted of killing Beaufort County deputies

Family seeks pardon for woman executed in 1945
ATTAPULGUS, Ga. -- The family of Lena Baker, the only woman ever executed in Georgia's electric chair, has asked the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to pardon the black housekeeper for the 1944 shooting death of a white employer.

Help sought for recreation
Columbia County officials are looking to the private sector to get a new indoor recreational facility built.

Cuts to agriculture upset UGA backers
ATLANTA - Some of Georgia's largest agricultural and farming organizations flocked to the state Capitol on Monday to oppose further budget cuts to the University of Georgia's College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences.

Forecast doubtful for new restaurant
Alice Burkart, eating a salad with friends inside a waiting area at Augusta Regional Airport on Tuesday, recalled how she once frequented the High Flight Cafe.

Fee increases go unchallenged
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mayor Lark Jones joked that high school students visiting Monday night's city council meeting on a civics trip made for good human shields.

Prison official: Chester jail still dangerous

Baby sitter faces cruelty charges
A 19-year-old baby sitter was taken into custody Monday afternoon in connection with the beating of a 4-year-old boy that resulted in injuries to the child, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Across South Carolina
FLORENCE - A Florence man has died after his vehicle was struck by a car being chased by a bail bondsman.

Work to begin on head gates

Schools target fund-raising discrepancies
Columbia County school officials are hoping new guidelines will help provide more accountability over the money that school support groups raise.

Pupils benefit from grant

Police arrest man they say led burglary ring
MACON, Ga. -- Police have arrested a man they say is the ringleader of a theft and burglary ring that has stolen about $100,000 in merchandise and cash, including the contents of several ATM machines.

Cuts to agriculture upset UGA backers

Director's suspension overturned
The five-day suspension of city Human Resources Director Brenda Byrd-Pelaez was overturned by the Augusta Commission on Tuesday - a decision that several elected officials called one of the most difficult in recent memory.

Across South Carolina

Rants and Raves
I HAVE A RANT for President Bush. He has done nothing for the economy. Our military is getting killed each day over in Iraq, and people are losing jobs each day. He wears a cowboy hat, and people in the South think he's all that. But I am a white American. And believe me, I wish Hillary Clinton were running for president. Maybe we could get the Clintons back in the White House and improve the economy again.

Man wants high court to overturn urine sale conviction

Sunshine State losing its luster

Across the area

Three indicted on felony counts

Trade policies, war linked, Condon says

Alabama judge brings Ten Commandments issue to S.C.

Chambliss says al-Qaida probably has weapons of mass destruction

Dry spell helps soggy crops

FEMA Head: Securing hometown helps secure homeland

Georgia decides against crime database

Kid of the day

Perdue backs preserving land

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE - Some of the candidates hoping to gain votes in local Gwinnett elections have never cast one of their own, according to a newspaper.

S.C. Army National Guard promotes first African-American Female Command Sergeant Major

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Chase Beall, 2, of Martinez.

Across South Carolina

UPS driver honored for saving woman from burning home

Man convicted of killing deputies fights for life

Rants and Raves
ASK EDUCATION MAJORS why they want to be teachers when they know the pay is low, the hours are long, some of the students don't want to be there in the first place and some parents think their children are angels. Chances are, they'll tell you they love children and enjoying working with them. Well, they should remember that when they become teachers with low pay, long hours, students who don't want to be there, and parents who think their children are angels.

Baby sitter faces cruelty charges

Program helps patients look their best despite disease
When Mary Cathy Owens began undergoing treatment for breast cancer in January, it didn't take long for the side effects of chemotherapy to appear.

News you can use

Albany studies consolidation
If former Augusta Mayor Larry Sconyers had to see the consolidation of city and county governments done over again, he would want the mayor to have more voting power, or he would have the position abolished altogether.

Expert warns state of desalination costs

Rants and Raves
ASK EDUCATION MAJORS why they want to be teachers when they know the pay is low, the hours are long, some of the students don't want to be there in the first place and some parents think their children are angels. Chances are, they'll tell you they love children and enjoying working with them. Well, they should remember that when they become teachers with low pay, long hours, students who don't want to be there, and parents who think their children are angels.

Report: Rural schools in South Carolina falling behind
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Rural schools perform well nationally on academic achievement tests, despite less funding than urban and suburban schools and fewer highly trained teachers, according a report released Wednesday by the Brookings Institution.

Kid of the day

Family seeks pardon for woman executed in 1945

Schools target fund-raising discrepancies

Albany studies consolidation

Across the area

Dry spell helps soggy crops
AIKEN - A high blue sky and wind-swirled dust are telltale signs of a dry harvest that has helped salvage a rain-swamped South Carolina growing season.

Fathers take steps to be more active

Across the area
Two companies seeking the food-service contract for the Augusta civic center complex made sales pitches to members of the center's governing board Tuesday.

Few women seek doctors' advice on osteoporosis
ATHENS, Ga. - The average American woman likely doesn't give much thought to the health of her bones, according to a new survey.

Across Georgia
DOUGLASVILLE - A woman who reportedly said it was easy to steal from Arbor Place Mall when she and another woman were arrested on felony shoplifting charges was sentenced to the maximum sentence of 10 years in prison Monday.

S.C. Army National Guard promotes first African-American Female Command Sergeant Major
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Gail M. Williams of Lugoff has become the South Carolina Army National Guard's first black woman command sergeant major, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Trinity Nicole Brown, 2, of Grovetown.

Scana unit finds leak at Summer nuclear reactor
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina Electric & Gas officials have found a boric acid leak in the cooling system at its Summer nuclear reactor, officials said Tuesday.

Jury deliberates poisonings
Jurors will resume deliberations today in the misdemeanor trial of a Columbia County man accused of using a restricted pesticide to poison wildlife and his neighbor's dogs.

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in urine sale conviction
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Kenneth Curtis wants the state Supreme Court to decide he had no intent to help people defraud drug tests when he sold kits containing his urine.

DA finds no criminal evidence in Gwinnett discipline report case
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett County's district attorney said there's not enough evidence to pursue criminal charges against school officials who underreported 44,000 disciplinary incidents to the state.

Man convicted of killing deputies fights for life
BEAUFORT, S.C. -- A Burton man convicted of gunning down two Beaufort County sheriff's deputies was removed from the courtroom Tuesday as the sentencing phase of his murder trial began.

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OCT. 21, 1966 A group of Augusta physicians, incorporated as Augusta Doctors Medical Center Inc., plans to build a hospital with all private rooms, utilizing the progressive care concept, which separates patients according to the amount of care they require.

U.S. Judge dismisses four grocers from Bessinger's lawsuit
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A federal judge dismissed four grocery chains from a lawsuit Confederate flag supporter Maurice Bessinger brought after they cleared his barbecue sauces from shelves three years ago.

Across South Carolina
BEAUFORT - A Burton man was convicted Monday of killing two Beaufort County sheriff's deputies who responded to a domestic dispute last year.

Court hears arguments over Ten Commandments display
GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Lawyers argued before a federal judge on Monday for and against a Habersham County courthouse display of the Ten Commandments.

Across the area
An Augusta man was charged with molesting a 6-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl during a weekend birthday party, authorities said.

Panel recommends Cherokee judge be removed over military offenses
ATLANTA -- A state oversight board has recommended that a Cherokee County judge be removed from the bench for offenses he committed while serving in the military and for not disclosing them when he ran for office.

Teen's death leaves questions
Police investigating the weekend slaying of an Augusta State University student outside her Hephzibah home are trying to determine where she was Friday night.

East Dublin plant indicted for pollution of nearby stream
EAST DUBLIN, Ga. -- A grand jury in Savannah has charged Griffin Industries with polluting a stream near its East Dublin rendering plant, according to a federal indictment unsealed Monday.

Pupils benefit from grant
JOHNSTON, S.C. - At a time when sour notes in the state's budget flood South Carolina school districts, three schools in Edgefield County have found a way to compose a sweet tune.

Georgia decides against crime database
ATLANTA -- Georgia will not join a sweeping crime database that tracks personal details of even law-abiding citizens, Gov. Sonny Perdue decided Tuesday, citing cost and privacy concerns.

Program is how-to on grants
Teresa Chappell sounded like a revival preacher Monday delivering her message to a packed auditorium in Augusta State University's Butler Hall. The federal government wants to be "faith friendly," she said.

Exhibit touches on MCG doctor
For 80 years, Dr. Lois T. Ellison has been living out what she calls her mantra: That often the seemingly worst things turn out to be the best.

Trade policies, war linked, Condon says
AIKEN - The loss of hundreds of thousands of American textile and manufacturing jobs to exports from China should be treated as a national security threat, U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Condon said Monday.

Three indicted on felony counts
Three people were indicted Tuesday by a Richmond County grand jury on charges they fought or hit Richmond County sheriff's deputies during three separate incidents, court records state.

Perdue backs preserving land
DULUTH, Ga. - Citing state budget constraints, Gov. Sonny Perdue on Monday announced the formation of a partnership aimed at steering more private funds into preserving open land.

Corrections
In Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle, the special description of the Kid of the Day, Gabrielle Shea Carroll, was inaccurately attributed to her grandmother.

Jury deliberates poisonings

Few women seek doctors' advice on osteoporosis

DA finds no criminal evidence in Gwinnett discipline report case

Police arrest man they say led burglary ring

Men plead guilty to assault in Georgia's first indicted hate crime case

Forecast doubtful for new restaurant

Do Not Call list seems to be working

Exhibit touches on MCG doctor

Program helps patients look their best despite disease

Fee increases go unchallenged

Expert warns state of desalination costs
ATLANTA - Water planners in Georgia should look to conservation as their "first choice" before pursuing such expensive supply-side solutions as desalination, an academic researcher told a legislative subcommittee Tuesday.

Atlanta's airport renamed for first black mayor

Kingston proposes Bill of Rights for college campuses
WASHINGTON -- Georgia Rep. Jack Kingston contends liberal-dominated colleges are depriving students of a balanced education. Enter Kingston's "Academic Bill of Rights," which would encourage - but not require - a diversity of views on campus.

Critical choice

Palestinian film among movies submitted for foreign film Oscar
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- A Palestinian movie is among a record number of contenders for the foreign language film Oscar.

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

Elton John announces three-year deal with Caesars Palace in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS -- Elton John promised the sequins will fly again when he kicks off a three-year gig at Caesars Palace in February.

Mississippi court says ownership of bluesman's memorabilia settled

Sound Bites: Audio Reviews

Sound Bites: Audio Reviews
Sounding like karaoke at a bachelorette party gone bad, Mandy Moore's sticky sweet "Coverage" is little more than a dozen cover songs too many, most of which should leave the original artists wincing

Philharmonic returns to Lincoln Center, but harmony may be elusive

Mississippi court says ownership of bluesman's memorabilia settled
JACKSON, Miss. -- The Mississippi Supreme Court has ended a legal battle over the photographs and songs of bluesman Robert Johnson, saying his son is the sole heir to the royalties.

Philharmonic returns to Lincoln Center, but harmony may be elusive
NEW YORK -- Home is not exactly harmonious these days for the New York Philharmonic, which is back at Lincoln Center after pulling out of a proposed merger with Carnegie Hall.

Brack transferred to Indianapolis hospital
DALLAS -- Kenny Brack was transferred Tuesday from a Dallas hospital to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, where he will begin rehabilitation for injuries sustained in a horrific crash in Texas.

Brack transferred to Indianapolis hospital

Brack remains satisfactory, transfer to Indy expected this week

Two-time IRL champion Hornish takes first laps with new team
INDIANAPOLIS -- Sam Hornish Jr. took his first practice laps with Team Penske on Tuesday and called it "a new day" in his Indy Racing League career.

Brack remains satisfactory, transfer to Indy expected this week
DALLAS -- Kenny Brack was in satisfactory condition Monday as doctors prepared to transfer him to Indianapolis to begin rehabilitation.

Two-time IRL champion Hornish takes first laps with new team

Race car driver Al Unser Jr. injured in ATV accident

Race car driver Al Unser Jr. injured in ATV accident
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Two-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser Jr. was hospitalized in serious condition Monday after being injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident.

Tropical Storm Nicholas moves along in Atlantic
MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Nicholas continued its trek to nowhere in the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, remaining no threat to land, forecasters said.

Wizards top Hawks

Judge orders rape trial for NBA star Kobe Bryant
EAGLE, Colo. -- Kobe Bryant must stand trial on a charge of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old resort worker, a judge ruled Monday, clearing the way for a celebrity trial the likes of which hasn't been seen since O.J. Simpson.

Difficult testimony looming for Bryant's accuser

Difficult testimony looming for Bryant's accuser
EAGLE, Colo. -- With questions raised about the quality of evidence in the Kobe Bryant sexual assault case, testimony from the NBA star and the woman accusing him of rape may play a crucial role at trial.

Wizards top Hawks
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Rookie Jarvis Hayes scored 29 points to lead the Washington Wizards to a 99-86 victory over the Atlanta Hawks Monday night in a preseason game.

Judge orders rape trial for NBA star Kobe Bryant

AP: Dotson's wife tells of changed behavior, abuse
COMMERCE, Texas -- Melissa Kethley said she didn't know which version of her husband waited for her on a fateful evening in June: the sweet, laid-back basketball player she married, or the angry, violent man she said he turned into.

MNF: Chiefs top Raiders, 17-10

Coach seeks even keel for team after Panthers drop first of season

Falcons owner takes out ad in paper to apologize to fans

Phillips promises changes

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IAAF to retest samples from World Championships

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New look on women's tour: all Belgium, all the time

Overtime

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College football Pages of two Tigers deleted by school Objectionable material, including some pornographic pictures, has been deleted from the online pages of two Clemson football players by the university. The pages were on the university's server.

IAAF to retest samples from World Championships
LONDON -- Track and field's governing body will retest all samples from the summer World Championships to check whether any athletes were using a previously undetectable designer steroid.

Overtime
North Augusta senior Brandon Thomas was selected this weekend to participate in the Shrine Bowl.

New look on women's tour: all Belgium, all the time
ZURICH, Switzerland -- Justin Henin-Hardenne knows she still has to work on her game even though she's No. 1, and she can't worry about the Williams sisters.

Twins adjust to surroundings
Joycelyn Nelson picked up her Hephzibah Lady Rebels T-shirt, put it on and got ready for the first day of basketball practice Monday.

Coach seeks even keel for team after Panthers drop first of season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A 37-17 thumping by the Tennessee Titans that ended the Carolina Panthers' perfect season is neither the beginning of the end nor a blessing in disguise, according to coach John Fox.

Phillips promises changes
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - With his defense on pace to allow the second-highest yardage total in NFL history, Wade Phillips has seen enough.

Reeves gives 1-6 team extra day off
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons practiced for 45 minutes Tuesday morning before coach Dan Reeves called off the workout and gave players the rest of the week off.

Linebacker is latest Falcon to get hurt
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Inside linebacker Keith Brooking said Monday he hopes to return for the Atlanta Falcons' Nov. 2 game against Philadelphia, but the two-time Pro Bowl selection later acknowledged he could miss as many as six weeks.

Falcons owner takes out ad in paper to apologize to fans
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank took out a full-page ad in the sports section of Tuesday's editions of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and appealed to fans for their patience after the team's awful start.

MNF: Chiefs top Raiders, 17-10
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The confident Kansas City Chiefs wanted nothing more than to beat the Oakland Raiders in decisive fashion. They ended up holding on for dear life Monday night when a backup quarterback turned a potential shutout into a shootout.

Coach says he won't resign
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Reeves brushed off a suggestion Monday that he should resign and vowed to fulfill the terms of a three-year contract he signed in January 2002.

Letterman's "Meet the Governor" segments uses clips most politicians would like burned
NEW YORK -- In contrast to the "Tonight" show - Arnold Schwarzenegger's unofficial late-night venue - David Letterman is airing material that would make most politicians consider a career change.

HBO documentary looks at travails of being 'Born Rich'
LOS ANGELES -- Champagne overflows glasses. Guests glide around wearing vintage 1920s attire - handsome men in top hats, beautiful women in flapper dresses. Laughter mixes with the sound of Glenn Miller's "In the Mood."

Fox's baseball ratings crush the network competition

NBC's Katie Couric: Wouldn't have done Smart interview without parents' consent
NEW YORK -- NBC's Katie Couric says kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart's first television interview was conducted with her parent's consent and included nothing that might traumatize her.

'Kid' Evans animates himself in Comedy Central cartoon
LOS ANGELES -- Robert Evans has been an actor, a studio executive, a producer, a husband (six times) and a pal to Hollywood rabble-rousers such as Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson and Roman Polanski.

Letterman's "Meet the Governor" segments uses clips most politicians would like burned

Baseball fails to draw viewers to Fox's new shows

Baseball fails to draw viewers to Fox's new shows
NEW YORK -- Even if you caught only a few innings of postseason baseball on Fox, you likely saw promos for "Skin" and the new season of "Joe Millionaire." Despite the heavy promotion, both series premieres flopped Monday, each drawing fewer than 7 million viewers.

HBO documentary looks at travails of being 'Born Rich'

'Kid' Evans animates himself in Comedy Central cartoon

Universal television says J.Lo will appear "occasionally" on talk show
NEW YORK -- Jennifer Lopez will appear "occasionally" on a daytime talk show she's co-producing - but you'll see her sister every day.

NBC's Katie Couric: Wouldn't have done Smart interview without parents' consent

Fox's baseball ratings crush the network competition
NEW YORK -- Fox's postseason baseball coverage crushed the competition in the prime-time ratings last week.

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Critics group withholds 2003 awards because of 'screener' ban

'Indiana Jones' flicks debut on DVD in boxed set

Haunted house lovers create their own Red Barn of Horrors

Actor Robert De Niro diagnosed with prostate cancer

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Second-generation Bulldog finally makes own mark

Gibson, Thomas look doubtful for UAB game
ATHENS, Ga. -- Receiver Fred Gibson and fullback Jeremy Thomas are unlikely to play when No. 4 Georgia hosts UAB on Saturday.

Jones wins SEC weekly honor
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Auburn tailback Carnell Williams won his third straight Southeastern Conference offensive player of the week honor Monday.

Gibson, Thomas look doubtful for UAB game

Second-generation Bulldog finally makes own mark
ATLANTA -- Bryan McClendon was in seventh grade when his father agreed to race one last time.

Offensive line shows its youth

Jones wins SEC weekly honor

Georgia needs help from Virginia Tech

Richt thinks Commodores' scare will keep Georgia focused

Richt thinks Commodores' scare will keep Georgia focused
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mark Richt thinks Vanderbilt did his fourth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs a big favor.

Georgia needs help from Virginia Tech
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia fans dreaming of Bourbon Street and a trip to New Orleans to play in the BCS national championship game should root for the Bulldogs to win out and for Virginia Tech to take Miami to the woodshed on Nov. 1.

Offensive line shows its youth
ATHENS, Ga. - When Neil Callaway joined Mark Richt's new staff at Georgia in January of 2001, he didn't need to peer into a crystal ball to know just how young the Bulldogs offensive line would soon be.

Set puts Jones back in action
Few action heroes have aged as well as Indiana Jones.

South Carolina announces baseball 2004 schedule

South Carolina announces baseball 2004 schedule
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina will get a rematch of last year's NCAA Super Regional as the Gamecocks play North Carolina in a game called the "Battle of the Border" in Fort Mill, according to the team's 2004 schedule released Tuesday.

Students have chance to jam, record CD with professionals
Imagine having a chance to record a song in a studio with professional music-makers.

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Do you occasionally find yourself doing nothing when you're supposed to be doing homework? Then log on to www.wasteoftime.com, a hilarious Web site that helps you fritter away time when you're ultra bored.

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THE FACTS: Carmen Shepherd, 17, is a senior at Butler High School.

Question of the week
Here's this week's question: Do you feel safe at high school athletic events?

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:

Audio best

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Students have chance to jam, record CD with professionals

Parents are right to suggest teen get counseling

Aiken's new CD a very forgettable ballad collection

Teens can improve self-esteem
Webster's New World Dictionary defines "self-esteem" as belief in oneself. This is one thing many teens lack.

Aiken's new CD a very forgettable ballad collection
NEW YORK - Measure of a Man, Clay Aiken's collection of utterly forgettable love songs, should be packaged along with a copy of Lisa Simpson's favorite magazine, Non-Threatening Boys.

Joining a band can be fun and profitable
For teens with nothing better to do, learning to play an instrument and joining a band could prove a worthwhile venture.

Parents are right to suggest teen get counseling
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I met this guy like three or four months ago and me and him were going together and somehow I fell in love with him. We broke up two weeks ago ... Ever since I've been doing really crazy stuff. I stabbed myself, and my parents are talking about making me go through counseling, and I really don't want to do that. I just really want to get back with him. I guess he thinks I'm crazy, 'cause I did some crazy stuff like I stabbed his tire ... and I keyed his car. I just wanted to get back with him.

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Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle is out on video, as is the thriller 28 Days Later.

Teens can improve self-esteem

Cranky police dog bites two officers

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Paint keeps teen jailed almost 5 months

Aryan Nations founder runs for mayor in Idaho

Man survives plunge over Niagara Falls