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Arbus retrospective takes look at photographer's life, work
SAN FRANCISCO -- Her harsh, shadowy black-and-white images of strippers, transvestites and twins fueled her reputation as a lover of freaks.

Author's scientific interest turns to 'vivid sympathy'
Naked, unsure about how to start a fire and ever diminishing in number, natives of the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal are some of the most isolated - and primitive - people on Earth.

Book of rare Kennedy photos published

Book of rare Kennedy photos published
NEW YORK -- They were so historically valuable insurers couldn't even price them: 40,000 negatives of John F. Kennedy and his family taken by his personal photographer, Jacques Lowe.

Author's scientific interest turns to 'vivid sympathy'

Arts calendar

Arbus retrospective takes look at photographer's life, work

Even Jeter falls prey to Yankee bumbling
NEW YORK -- Hope died hard and inevitably for the New York Yankees when even their most stalwart player, Derek Jeter, succumbed to a case of the bumbles.

Beckett gets a chance to buck pitching trend
NEW YORK - Florida pitchers Josh Beckett and Carl Pavano have never thrown on three days' rest. They've never been in the World Series before, either.

Beckett and the Marlins beat the Yankees, win series

Marlins still have their doubters

Beckett and the Marlins beat the Yankees, win series
NEW YORK -- The Josh Beckett gamble turned out to be pure genius.

Beckett gets a chance to buck pitching trend

Even Jeter falls prey to Yankee bumbling

Banged-up Yankees head home with backs to the wall
MIAMI -- The New York Yankees are in pretty bad shape, on the field and in the trainer's room.

Marlins still have their doubters
NEW YORK -- Andy Pettitte freely admits he figured the Florida Marlins were finished.

Banged-up Yankees head home with backs to the wall

Night gardening is a pain

Jury awards track official struck by javelin more than $800,000
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A track and field official who was hit in the face with a javelin during a college meet was awarded $811,000 in damages from the event's sponsor, a student-athlete and a university.

Odds and Ends
TAHUYA, Wash. -- Seems like Mother Nature is offering an early Halloween display in Western Washington.

Company wants sales in the tiolet
LEWISTON, Idaho - Giant rolls of toilet paper big enough for Paul Bunyan are spun 24 hours a day at this sprawling factory along the Clearwater River.

Avoidable managerial mistakes persist in workplace

Avoidable managerial mistakes persist in workplace
Most people begin their first managerial position with little preparation; all they know about managing is what they have observed others doing.

On the move
Barbara Rodriguez has joined the Domestic Violence Intervention Center as a volunteer coordinator. She had been a reporter for WJBF-TV (Channel 12).

Site enables residents to get tips on services
After moving more than 20 times in his career, Richard Banks knows what it's like to be the stranger in town.

Judge: Key antitrust clause with Microsoft not yet effective

File-sharing network has signed deal to put EMI Music's catalog online
LONDON -- A file-sharing network on Friday said it has signed a deal with EMI Music to put a "majority" of the music publisher's catalog online for users in Europe.

On the move

Business briefs
An Alaska-themed pediatric dental practice will have its open house today in west Augusta from 9 a.m. to noon.

Business calendar

Business briefs

Business calendar
Wednesday: AM Connection; sponsored by Rhodes Financial Services; speaker will be Dr. Louis Martin; 7:15-8:30 a.m.; North Augusta Community Center.

Site enables residents to get tips on services

Program connects disabled students, employers
Unlike many other teens today, Brittany Gillam and Denver Champion know what they want to do after they graduate from high school next year.

Judge: Key antitrust clause with Microsoft not yet effective
WASHINGTON -- A key element of the antitrust settlement Microsoft Corp. negotiated with the Bush administration isn't working as effectively as hoped, the government and trial judge acknowledged Friday.

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: Monsanto Co.

Company wants sales in the tiolet

File-sharing network has signed deal to put EMI Music's catalog online

Program connects disabled students, employers

Pocket change

Upcoming elections on all levels hold plenty of controversy

Upcoming elections on all levels hold plenty of controversy
State and federal elections are a year away, but some races are already heating up.

Hamilton secures victory

Hamilton secures victory
CLEMSON, S.C. - Derrick Hamilton thinks he can score each time he touches the ball. Against North Carolina, he almost did.

Clemson faces difficult challenge in Durant
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson's Mo Fountain is close friends with North Carolina quarterback Darian Durant. That doesn't mean the Tigers defensive end takes him lightly or knows how to stop him.

Clemson faces difficult challenge in Durant

Small college roundup

Tennessee wins, but Bama doesn't go down easy
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Alabama-Tennessee rivalry still packs quite a punch.

ACC roundup
DURHAM, N.C. - Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes to Tramain Hall to break the Atlantic Coast Conference career record as North Carolina State spoiled Ted Roof's head coaching debut with a 28-21 victory over Duke on Saturday.

College football gameday

Top 25 roundup

Gators are glad Fason stayed

College football gameday
Alabama-Birmingham (3-4) at No. 4 Georgia (6-1) WHERE: Sanford Stadium, Athens, Ga.

Hot runners meet big stoppers when LSU battles Auburn

Small college roundup
HAMPTON, Va. - Alonzo Coleman rushed for 141 yards and two first half touchdowns to lead Hampton to a 32-12 victory over South Carolina State.

Clausen wants to strike early as Vols visit Bama

ACC roundup

Gators are glad Fason stayed
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida tailback Ciatrick Fason had just enough of a smile on his face to make Gators coach Ron Zook think he was kidding.

Top 25 roundup
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - As the final minutes ticked away, the Florida State crowd started chanting "Bobby Bowden! Bobby Bowden!"

Hot runners meet big stoppers when LSU battles Auburn
BATON ROUGE, La. -- It sounds a lot like a physics experiment - the unstoppable against the immovable.

Clausen wants to strike early as Vols visit Bama
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Casey Clausen wants to take his cue from a Manning.

Tennessee wins, but Bama doesn't go down easy

Iowa's non-event

Iowa's non-event
Being first isn't what it used to be.

Bring young to the polls
Every election day, thousands of poll workers strive to ensure the integrity of the voting process by making it efficient and accurate.

Birth, not abortion

Cronyism lessons
Pay attention, political science students. Augusta Commissioner Lee Beard, a former school principal, is giving lessons in cronyism and skewed priorities.

We need Freddie Handy
The Augusta Commission is broken. It's time to send in a Handy-man. Freddie Lee Handy certainly is uniquely situated to fix what's broken, too.

Birth, not abortion
Be pro-choice if you must. But at least take a good, hard look at the choices.

District 8 candidates talk about issues facing Augusta
District 8 candidates talk about issues facing Augusta

District 2 candidates talk about issues facing Augusta
District 2 candidates talk about issues facing Augusta

District 10 candidates talk about issues facing Augusta
District 10 candidates talk about issues facing Augusta

Studios partly reverse screener ban, agree to send videos to Oscar voters
LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood studios partially reversed their ban Thursday on special video copies for awards groups, capitulating to widespread criticism that the move would make it harder for smaller films to win Oscars.

Stocks fall on weak Microsoft outlook
NEW YORK -- Wall Street sold off shares Friday after a tepid outlook from Microsoft Corp. increased investor concerns that quarterly earnings don't justify current stock price levels. The Dow Jones industrials declined more than 90 points.

Self-service boosts airline productivity

Self-service boosts airline productivity
RICHMOND, Va. - Dewey Reynolds only flies a few times each year, so it's not like he knows every corner to cut to save time and money. Still, the 64-year-old real estate broker proudly hunts for bargain fares on the Internet and avoids lines at the airport by checking himself onto flights by using electronic kiosks.

Stocks fall on weak Microsoft outlook

Georgia Southern tries to recover against The Citadel
Georgia Southern has to win this week if they're going to have a chance at making the Division I-AA playoffs.

Citadel stumps Southern
STATESBORO, Ga. - It all slipped away from Georgia Southern on Saturday afternoon at Paulson Stadium.

Revival excites Georgia Tech coach Gailey
ATLANTA - Anyone who saw Georgia Tech head coach Chan Gailey Thursday night after the Yellow Jackets beat Maryland 7-3 at Bobby Dodd Stadium noticed something different: He was animated and enthused, a contrast from his normally reserved personality.

Tech goes from gloom and doom to four-game winning streak
ATLANTA -- Chan Gailey could barely contain himself. The Georgia Tech coach transformed the interview room into a revival tent, and he was the preacher.

Citadel stumps Southern

District 8 candidates talk about issues facing Augusta

Tech goes from gloom and doom to four-game winning streak

Revival excites Georgia Tech coach Gailey

Augusta State to face Texas in first round
When defending champion Augusta State steps to the tee for the second annual Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship, it won't do so as the No. 1 seed.

Pak makes cut at men's event on Korean tour

Tiger ties Nelson's cut streak

Golf roundup

Tiger ties Nelson's cut streak
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Just like he has done so many times over the last 5 1/2 years, Tiger Woods signed his card after the second round of the Funai Classic at Disney and immediately sized up his chances for the weekend.

Golf roundup
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Vijay Singh thinks about winning the PGA Tour money title just about every minute that he's not on the golf course.

Members celebrate new course

Members celebrate new course
Members of Champions Retreat Golf Club celebrated the reality of their dream Saturday with three-time Masters Tournament champion Gary Player, the man who kept the vision alive.

Augusta State to face Texas in first round

Pak makes cut at men's event on Korean tour
YONGIN, South Korea -- Se Ri Pak became the first woman to make the two-round cut in a men's golf tournament since Babe Zaharias in 1945.

Blackville-Hilda triumphs

McKinney passes Lions to win over Riverside

Swainsboro proves worthy after beating region rival

Swainsboro soars

Burke County offense sputters

Prep football scores

Prep football roundup

Silver Bluff wins easily behind Gary, Williams

Cross Creek drops Westside

Butler tops Lakeside

Jackets win unusual game

Jefferson explodes past ailing Harlem

Laney continues to roll

Prep football scores
Scores from South Carolina and Georgia prep football games.

Burke County offense sputters
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - After Greenbrier's 21-0 win over Burke County on Friday night, Wolfpack coach Mickey Derrick wasn't going to give his team too much time to celebrate.

Prep football roundup
Valdosta High is in the strange position of being left out of the Class AAAAA rankings, but the Wildcats are still No. 1 in Valdosta after a 28-26 upset win over No. 7 Lowndes on Friday night.

Jackets win unusual game
AIKEN - Forget the variety of fairs and carnivals in the area this weekend.

Blackville-Hilda triumphs
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - This wasn't supposed to be their year.

Laney continues to roll
Eric Parker wasn't quite ready to say Laney is back. Jaime Echols did it for him.

McKinney passes Lions to win over Riverside
Augusta Christian rode Adam McKinney's arm to a victory over Riverside on Friday night.

Cross Creek drops Westside
With 40 seconds to play and his team comfortably leading, Cross Creek coach Kevin Hunt made the best run of the night.

Swainsboro proves worthy after beating region rival
The game clock was rolling toward Swainsboro's latest victory, and on the Tigers' sidelines, one player turned to a teammate, gestured to the visitors stands and said, "When we win, then they'll know we're serious."

Silver Bluff wins easily behind Gary, Williams
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Silver Bluff remained unbeaten in Region 5-AA as Bulldogs quarterback Myron Gary made the most of his completions in Friday's 42-6 victory over Allendale-Fairfax.

Jefferson explodes past ailing Harlem
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - The red-hot Jefferson County Warriors leaped to an 40-0 first-quarter lead over the wounded Harlem Bulldogs on Friday night en route to a 47-0 Region 3-AAA win.

Swainsboro soars
SYLVANIA, Ga. - When Swainsboro beat Washington County earlier this season, Tigers free safety Justin Moore knew the game was over on the first snap.

Butler tops Lakeside
Butler coach Galen Phillips wasn't happy with his team's play in the first half Friday night against Lakeside, but the Bulldogs pleased their master in the third quarter.

Backup goalie for Panthers stops Atlanta
ATLANTA -- Olli Jokinen scored a third-period goal and backup goalie Steve Shields made 33 saves as the Florida Panthers handed the Atlanta Thrashers their first regulation loss of the season, 3-2 Saturday night.

Backup goalie for Panthers stops Atlanta

Night gardening is a pain
My wife was out of town for a few days, leaving me with a token number of assignments to complete while she was away.

Complains headline misleads readers

Compares legalized slavery to abortion
Pretend for the moment that legalized slavery still exists in America. And that some politicians say they are "personally opposed" to slavery but routinely vote to perpetuate it. Their supporters and apologists spout pious platitudes about the politicians' stands on other social issues and tell us we should work to end legalized slavery, but not to be one-issue voters. The only way to end slavery is to forget misplaced party loyalty and knee-jerk voting habits, then vote these politicians out of office. Paul W. Rosenthal, Augusta

Complains headline misleads readers
Having read the letters by Anthony Meeds on Oct. 5 ("End of world does not go by our calendar") and Douglas Neal Sr. on Oct. 14 ("Earth will turn even after we've gone) in reply to my letter on Sept. 18, "The end of the world is sooner than you think," even with the agreements, I see that both have overlooked the fact that the editorial staff - not the letter writer - attaches the headline to our letters. Re-read my letter - minus the headline - and notice: Pastor J.F. Rodgers, Clearwater, S.C.

Compares legalized slavery to abortion

Episcopal Church not withering away
This is in response to the Oct. 16 George Will column, "Anglican church on verge of being undone." The Rev. Richard E. Sanders, Augusta

In the know

'Chronicle' reporter tests games on midway in search of big prize

Check was sent in wrong envelope

Five-year renovation of Madison's Montpelier will restore home

Cottage's decor brings the outdoors in

Home front
Historic Augusta's 11th Annual Antiques Show and Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Old Medical College, 598 Telfair St.

In the know
Ultimate Explorer correspondent Nick Baker gets up close and personal with some of medicine's oldest practitioners, the leech and the maggot, in Creepy Healers Sunday at 10 on MSNBC. Learn how they benefit humans in surprising ways.

Cottage's decor brings the outdoors in
It may not be Gemma Burn's favorite color, but there is a lot of orange in her home this time of year.

Five-year renovation of Madison's Montpelier will restore home
MONTPELIER STATION, Va. -- President James Madison's ancestral home was always a bit frustrating for history buffs.

Check was sent in wrong envelope
Carson Elliot is on vacation. This column originally ran Dec. 15, 1996. Dear Carson: I declined a wedding invitation six months ago. I mailed a check in the envelope furnished for responding to the wedding invitation. Was I wrong to do that? Others have received thank-you notes, but I have not. It is not important that I receive a thank-you note. I would like the check canceled. Thank you. - Puzzled

'Chronicle' reporter tests games on midway in search of big prize
Perhaps the golden lights dazzled me with their hypnotic flashing patterns.

ECHL notebook
Whenever you hear Gwinnett Gladiators coach Jeff Pyle refer to veteran forward Cam Brown as a "second coach on the ice," it's not another bad hockey cliche.

Gladiators rough up Lynx

Weary Lynx edged by Florence

Gladiators rough up Lynx
DULUTH, Ga. - Stan Drulia was greeted with a rousing cheer in pregame festivities that honored hockey's past in the Atlanta area.

Weary Lynx edged by Florence
It was clear from the opening faceoff that the Augusta Lynx were running on fumes.

ECHL notebook

For 150 years, an Augusta institution has devoted itself to area children
Until she opened it, Carlene Usry Murphy thought her personal file from Augusta's Tuttle-Newton children's home would cover only her childhood there in the 1940s.

Family Y seeks funds for facility expansion

New highways, history march to war in South
WASHINGTON - Preservation groups fear that the Bush administration's plan to loosen the reins on several stalled bridge and highway projects would come at a severe price to historic properties, particularly in the South.

Rants and raves
A RANT TO The Augusta Chronicle for selectively editing the Rants & Raves column. If it's not obscene, you have an obligation to print all the Rants & Raves. And if you can't do it, then you ought to stop it altogether, you biased rag.

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON -The case against a former Upstate senator accused of assaulting an autistic boy has been dismissed, but the boy's family says they will seek other legal avenues.

Family Y seeks funds for facility expansion
The Family Y is asking the county government to help finance a $6 million expansion.

Animal rescuers offer safe refuge
Tim Gress exchanges throaty chuffs with Kali before he and the massive Bengal tiger rub their heads together in a friendly greeting.

Buzz-worthy ride

Streetcars poised for comeback in Savannah
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The future of mass transit in one bustling downtown might rely on a relic from its past: the electric streetcar.

Across South Carolina

Authorities chase man into woods
Columbia County authorities chased two men suspected of selling drugs through a wooded area in Evans on Friday afternoon, catching one.

Across Georgia

Failure is higher in new test
Just before taking her first driver's license test in Augusta recently, Gia Huynh learned that a new, on-road test has caused more people to fail statewide this year.

For 150 years, an Augusta institution has devoted itself to area children

Fast cars return to track
MODOC, S.C. - The roar of engines and the spray of red clay were absent for a dozen years from this oval, four-tenths of a mile long, but now the primal roots of motorsports - dirt track racing - is seeing a resurgence in the small McCormick County town.

Animal rescuers offer safe refuge

Authorities chase man into woods

News you can use

Correction
An incorrect photograph ran with a story about the Eighth Street fountain in some editions of Saturday's TheAugusta Chronicle. The correct photo is shown at left.

Missing woman's family seeks answers

Vendors enjoy time at market
Artist Jana Childs said she would pay the fee required for vendors at the downtown Farmers Market just to visit with other vendors.

Across the area

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - School officials suspended a 14-year-old honors student over a fictional story she wrote in her private journal that describes a student who kills a teacher and then is fatally shot by a security guard.

Kid of the Day

Agency weighs crabbing limit
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Georgia's blue crabs are few and far between. Catches were down during the drought that ended last year, and they haven't recovered with increased rain.

Across the southeast

Woman shrugs off discovery by talent scout
SAVANNAH, Ga. - It sounds like something out of the movies: A small-town girl is walking along a big-city street when she is discovered by a talent scout.

District 10 candidates talk about issues facing Augusta

Man charged with murder
Officials expect to hold a preliminary hearing in the next few weeks before a Richmond County grand jury can indict Mr. Walker on murder charges.

2 teens die when truck strikes bus

Five-car crash
Richmond County sheriff's Deputy Bruce Williams (center) inspects damage after a five-car accident on Boy Scout Road.

Man charged with murder

Health fees sought from businesses
For the past two years, more than 90 Richmond County businesses have not paid their annual fees for service to the county's Board of Health.

News you can use

Army to move sick reservists
FORT STEWART, Ga. - The Army's top civilian said Saturday that sick reservists living in Fort Stewart barracks without air conditioning or indoor toilets will be moved to better housing - and some might be sent to other military bases where they could receive faster medical care.

Woman shrugs off discovery by talent scout

Adams review goes to Regents

Streetcars poised for comeback in Savannah

USC gets grant for couch potato study
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The University of South Carolina has received a $4.5 million grant to continue studies of what influences some people to become couch potatoes.

Across Georgia

Across the area

Interstate rollover

Kid of the Day

College opens campus square

Across the area
A candidate for the District 8 Augusta Commission seat told authorities that shots were fired at him Saturday night while he was trying to fix a campaign sign that had been torn down during the day.

USC gets grant for couch potato study

Across Georgia
ATHENS -The rail trestle featured on the back cover of R.E.M.'s 1983 album Murmur is at the center of a debate among Athens commissioners over how best to build a trail into town.

Counties show little change in test scores

Activists work to save preserve
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Serena Nasworthy has lived in Savannah for 42 years and is still shocked to hear that a fellow resident has never visited the Oatland Island Education Center.

Agency weighs crabbing limit

School friends remember teens
A day after a tragic accident in Waynesboro claimed the lives of two Burke County High School students, friends remembered the teens' strong faith and good nature.

County fight unites cities

News you can use
OCT. 26, 1977 Columbia County Sheriff Ed Tankersley and Richmond County Sheriff James G. Beck mounted horses for the cameras on Tuesday during a special promotion for the Central Savannah River Area Mounted Sheriffs Posse.

Failure is higher in new test

Time to set the clocks back
WASHINGTON -- With an autumn tingle in the air and leaves changing to their fall colors, it's that time again to set the clocks back.

Michelle Nunn, daughter of Sam Nunn, not running for Senate

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer met with business and government officials during a nine-day economic development trip to Taiwan.

Time to set the clocks back

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Caleb Grady Rockefeller of Dearing, Ga.

Rants and raves
A RANT TO The Augusta Chronicle for selectively editing the Rants & Raves column. If it's not obscene, you have an obligation to print all the Rants & Raves. And if you can't do it, then you ought to stop it altogether, you biased rag.

Yarbrough: No blarney in Ireland's greatness
Remind me not to go out of the country again without first letting you know. I tiptoe off to Ireland and leave you a mess:

Across the area
Aiken County sheriff's officials are searching for a man who attacked and robbed an elderly woman in front of her North Augusta home Friday afternoon.

County fight unites cities
JEFFERSON, Ga. - An old power struggle between city and county has produced an innovative partnership in Jackson County.

Adams review goes to Regents
ATLANTA - The University of Georgia Foundation's board of trustees said Friday its review of UGA President Michael Adams' spending of foundation money is being forwarded to the state university system's Board of Regents.

Engine trouble leads to hard landing in Edgefield County
BRUNSON CROSSROADS, S.C. - A North Carolina man was recovering at an Augusta hospital Friday after the small aircraft he was piloting developed engine trouble and crashed in a remote area of Edgefield County.

2 teens die when truck strikes bus
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - At the Burke County High School homecoming game Friday night, attendees learned sad news over the loudspeakers - two Burke County High pupils had died in a wreck that afternoon.

Across the southeast
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -The daughter of late country music singer June Carter Cash was found dead in a parked bus along with a Nashville bluegrass fiddle player, authorities said.

News you can use
OCT. 25, 1937 Richard Morris, a 21-month-old baby, burned to death and his 4-year-old brother was injured yesterday afternoon when fire destroyed their home at 1155 First St., the coroner's office reported.

Fountain to bubble until weather chills
Uncharacteristically warm weather will keep the street fountain at Riverwalk Augusta running for a while longer.

Ballot incites little appeal

Buzz-worthy ride
Luke Strickling, 2, broke in his bumblebee costume to take a ride in a flame-painted magnetic car during Fort Discovery's Spooktacular Halloween Party on Saturday.

Five-car crash

Missing woman's family seeks answers
NORTH AUGUSTA - Seven weeks have passed since Lisa Shuttleworth vanished from her Beech Island home, a pot of tea left on the stove.

Race patrons, participants visit paddock

Ballot incites little appeal
They decide where fire stations are built and how property taxes are spent. They determine whether libraries will get money for new books and which roads will be repaved.

New highways, history march to war in South

Interstate rollover
Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputies talk to David Alirio Martinez, 45, of San Miguel El Salvador, after the truck he was driving and another he was towing rolled over on Interstate 20.

District 2 candidates talk about issues facing Augusta

Counties show little change in test scores
Columbia County pupils continue to score above the state average on Georgia's competency tests, while Richmond County pupils continue to fall below the state average.

Correction

Race patrons, participants visit paddock
AIKEN - All eyes at the Aiken Fall Steeplechase on Saturday turned to the track at race time, anxious to take in a breathtaking equestrian battle and hopeful their money was on the right horse.

Athens debates outdoor seating
ATHENS, Ga. - Downtown Athens has a binge drinking problem, Athens-Clarke County commissioners agreed Thursday night.

Report cards to change format
COLUMBIA - Parents with children in South Carolina public schools will see a newly revamped format of statewide report cards when they are issued in November, state Department of Education officials said Friday.

College opens campus square
ATLANTA - The Georgia Institute of Technology opened the newest section of its campus Friday, unveiling a mixed-use development that combines classrooms, retail shops, restaurants and a 252-room convention hotel.

Kid of the Day
Nicholas Hunter Herrera is today's Kid of the Day.

School friends remember teens

Suspect in fatal shooting gets bond
A man authorities have accused in a fatal shooting was granted bond by a Richmond County judge Friday.

Rants and raves
THIS IS A RAVE for the Meadowbrook Elementary School safety patrol. You have the most excellent and effective team of all the surrounding schools for dropping and picking up our children. Thanks to all for a job well done. Windsor Spring Elementary: You are rated the worst. Ten to 20 minutes is just too long for drop-off and pick-up service.

Report cards to change format

Two men campaign for Grovetown seat
Two Grovetown men are campaigning to be the next Grovetown City Council member.

Fast cars return to track

Candidates vow to make impact
When Mark Devoti resigned last month from the Columbia County Board of Commissioners, he left vacant the seat representing the county's largest district.

Health fees sought from businesses

Rants and raves
THIS IS A RAVE for the Meadowbrook Elementary School safety patrol. You have the most excellent and effective team of all the surrounding schools for dropping and picking up our children. Thanks to all for a job well done. Windsor Spring Elementary: You are rated the worst. Ten to 20 minutes is just too long for drop-off and pick-up service.

Yarbrough: No blarney in Ireland's greatness

Hate law would add to jail time for accused rapist
ATHENS, Ga. - Prosecutors have filed formal notice that they plan to seek extra prison time under the state's hate crime law if a former Gwinnett County deputy sheriff is convicted of rape.

Leaders hear UGA budget woes
ATHENS, Ga. - Since he was a high school student in Savannah public schools, University of Georgia student Adam Johnson knew he wanted to study finance at UGA's Terry College of Business.

Across South Carolina

Molotov, Natalia Lafourcade lead winners at MTV Latin awards
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Mexican rockers Molotov and talented newcomer Natalia Lafourcade were the big winners at MTV Latin's second annual music awards show.

Molotov, Natalia Lafourcade lead winners at MTV Latin awards

Newman gets ninth pole of the season
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Even before Ryan Newman drove onto the Atlanta Motor Speedway track Friday night, the crowd began to buzz in anticipation.

Fired Benson drives on

Fired Benson drives on
HAMPTON, Ga. - For someone who just got fired, Johnny Benson was in a good mood Friday afternoon at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Driver is going nowhere fast
HAMPTON, Ga. - Elliott Sadler has a fast car for today's Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. That's not unusual; he's had a fast car for just about every race this year.

Auto racing notebook
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Greg Biffle passed Michael Waltrip for the lead with 10 laps left to win the Aaron's 312 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, his second victory in the past three Busch Series races.

Evernham gives Elliott time to contemplate retirement
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Team owner Ray Evernham wants to give veteran driver Bill Elliott all the time he needs to make a decision about his racing future.

Evernham gives Elliott time to contemplate retirement

Biffle on pole for Saturday's Busch Series event
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Greg Biffle extended his tear through the Busch Series, winning the pole for the Aaron's 312 on Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Biffle on pole for Saturday's Busch Series event

Driver is going nowhere fast

Auto racing notebook

Newman gets ninth pole of the season

Thousands evacuated as wind whips Southern California fire
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. -- With ash and smoke turning day into night, a wind-driven wildfire closed in on several Southern California communities east of Los Angeles on Friday, destroying four houses and forcing firefighters to make their stand in back yards.

Thousands evacuated as wind whips Southern California fire

Riley resigns as Heat's coach

NBA '03-'04: The best of the West are even better

No playoff guarantee this season for Hawks
ATLANTA -- There's no guarantee the Atlanta Hawks will make the playoffs this season, and that's just the way the players like it.

NBA '03-'04: The best of the West are even better
Whoever coined the phrase "the rich only get richer" could have been talking about the NBA.

No playoff guarantee this season for Hawks
ATLANTA -- There's no guarantee the Atlanta Hawks will make the playoffs this season, and that's just the way the players like it.

Riley resigns as Heat's coach
MIAMI -- Pat Riley resigned as coach of the Miami Heat less than a week before the start of the NBA season, opting Friday to try to rebuild the team from the front office only.

No playoff guarantee this season for Hawks

No playoff guarantee this season for Hawks

A season lost: Falcons flop after Vick's injury

Saints key on stopping Davis

Rams could use Faulk if needed

NFL power rankings

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Joseph Cain Jr.    (GIRARD, Ga.)
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Mrs. Betty Gary (THOMSON, Ga.)

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Mrs. Hazel Allman (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Spencer (SEATTLE, Wash.)

Miss Caroline Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jay Olmstead (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George McDonald Sr. (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)

Mr. Sadler Creswell (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Hair (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mr. Raymond Lytle (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Leola Rhodes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nicholas Desmond (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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Mr. Raymond Lytle (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Bertha Smith (MARTIN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ethel Sims (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Strickler (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Margarethe Turner (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Price Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Roberta Duffy (SCOTIA, N.Y.)

Mr. Bohl Lamkin (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Mercidean Myers (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Perry Lee (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Deacon Marchel Walker, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Darden Lewis Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Brantley (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Calvin Holloway (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Cummings (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Strickler (MARTINEZ)

Mrs. Freddie Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Steven Lewis ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Laura Jackson ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Spicy (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Holiday Cup caps day for pair

The Classic: It's Anybody's Race

IOC cites progress but warns 'time getting short'

Overtime

Overtime

Four teams set for state finals

Pair from Kinross Farm break through in Aiken

Pair from Kinross Farm break through in Aiken
AIKEN - Trainer Neil Morris and jockey Matthew McCarron had never experienced great success at either of the Aiken Steeplechase Association's two annual meets.

Overtime
The Greater Augusta Sports Council announced on Friday that they have expanded the list of candidates for the 2003 Ray Guy Award.

Overtime
In Basel, Switzerland, top-seeded Andy Roddick was upset by David Nalbandian 7-5, 7-5 in the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors.

Four teams set for state finals
Hillary Hall's clutch hit Saturday sent Lakeside to Columbus for the first time in five years.

Holiday Cup caps day for pair
AIKEN - Trainer Neil Morris and jockey Matthew McCarron had never experienced great success at either of the Aiken Steeplechase Association's two annual meets.

NBHA will pack action into 5 days
On paper, it appears this year's edition of the National Barrel Horse Association World Championships has been shortened. That's not the case, though.

IOC cites progress but warns 'time getting short'
ATHENS, Greece -- A top IOC inspector is pleased that serious delays have been overcome for the Olympics, but he warned organizers that "time is getting short."

The Classic: It's Anybody's Race
ARCADIA, Calif. -- Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide is far from a clear-cut favorite for America's richest race.

First deer
Shorter days and bursts of autumn air are pushing whitetails into full rut and offering hunters a better chance of seeing the older, mostly nocturnal bucks.

Creek fisherman builds own boats
Lloyd Allen spent countless childhood weekends fishing the creeks and swamps of Burke County with his dad and uncle - and always from wooden boats.

Outdoors calendar
Thursday, Oct. 23: Augusta's Ducks unlimited chapter will hold its annual fundraising banquet at 6 p.m. at Savannah Rapids Pavilion with auctions, door prizes and a barbecue dinner. Tickets are $50 per person, $90 per couple and $300 for sponsors. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 736-4123.

Creek fisherman builds own boats

Outdoors calendar

First deer

Gator hunting season makes successful debut
Georgia's inaugural alligator season was successful enough to repeat again next year - and possibly with expanded harvest opportunities.

Michelle Nunn, daughter of Sam Nunn, not running for Senate
ATLANTA -- Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn, ruled out a campaign for the seat of Sen. Zell Miller, saying Friday she will focus on her family instead.

A season lost: Falcons flop after Vick's injury
ATLANTA -- Things looked so promising for the Atlanta Falcons:

Saints key on stopping Davis
NEW ORLEANS -The Carolina Panthers, with their solid offense and strong ground game provide, just what the New Orleans Saints are looking for this week: a test.

NFL power rankings
Every week during the NFL season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will break down the rankings of all 32 NFL teams and why they're ranked where they are.

Rams could use Faulk if needed
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis running back Marshall Faulkprobably will be in uniform Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he most likely would be available only in case of emergency.

A top Catholic scholar's end-of-life conclusions about the Gospel of John
Among Bible buffs, "Father Brown" doesn't refer to the amateur detective in the beloved G.K. Chesterton novels, but to the Rev. Raymond E. Brown, considered U.S. Roman Catholicism's most influential New Testament scholar during years when the church liberalized Scripture study.

Church planters watch congregations grow
Going to church registered low on Byron and Michelle Dunn's list of priorities three years ago, but their lives have changed since then.

God's grace helps us find hope, comfort in uncertain times
When it comes to giving our thanks to God, there is no story in the Bible that is so endearing, or timelessly appropriate, than the story of Jesus healing the lepers.

Religion briefs
LORANGER, La. - A "pray-in" before the latest Loranger High School football game drew enough people to surround the football field in what amounted to a protest against the American Civil Liberties Union.

Job ministry shepherds women
When Helene Sams hears a young woman doubting she can make it, she knows what to tell her.

A Catholic nun and priest recommend movies to pep up Bible study
Priests and nuns are movie buffs, too. Among them are England's Father Peter Malone, and Sister Rose Pacatte of the Daughters of St. Paul, who lives in Los Angeles.

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

Faith digest
Talmudic Ethics: Timeless Wisdom for Timely Dilemmas will be offered Thursdays and Fridays for eight weeks, starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday or 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Chabad Center, 850 Broad St.

Gator hunting season makes successful debut

World Series ratings still climbing
NEW YORK -- Television ratings for Game 5 of the World Series between Florida and New York were 32 percent higher than a year ago.

'The Brotherhood of Poland, N.H.' pulled after five episodes

Sunday news shows guest lineup
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:

'The Brotherhood of Poland, N.H.' pulled after five episodes
NEW YORK -- CBS has yanked "The Brotherhood of Poland, N.H.," a drama created by David E. Kelley, from its schedule after five episodes.

Sunday news shows guest lineup

Studios partly reverse screener ban, agree to send videos to Oscar voters

Longtime UGA fan thrilled to be backup at QB
ATHENS, Ga. - Joe Tereshinski III has prepared his whole life for the role he finds himself in today as Georgia takes on Alabama-Birmingham.

Bulldogs can't afford slip-up against UAB
ATHENS, Ga. -- Everything's falling into place for Georgia. In the past two weeks, the No. 4 Bulldogs have watched a bunch of higher-ranked teams drop by the wayside, the latest being No. 3 Virginia Tech. A return trip to the Sugar Bowl - this time to play for the national title - is looking more and more feasible.

Georgia avoids danger
ATHENS, Ga. - Bulldog Nation, Mark Richt knows the Georgia football team has had you reaching for the Maalox the past two weeks while you've counted down for what's finally here: Florida week.

Longtime UGA fan thrilled to be backup at QB

Georgia avoids danger

Bulldogs can't afford slip-up against UAB

Bulldogs lose their swagger

Bulldogs lose their swagger
ATHENS, Ga. - That licking sound coming from Florida can be explained.

Bulldogs, Gamecocks, Tigers face downtrodden opponents today
Two weeks ago, they called it Separation Saturday when the nation's heavyweights provided a smorgasbord of clashes.

Bulldogs, Gamecocks, Tigers face downtrodden opponents today

Jury awards track official struck by javelin more than $800,000

Odds and Ends

A top Catholic scholar's end-of-life conclusions about the Gospel of John

A Catholic nun and priest recommend movies to pep up Bible study

Faith and fellowship calendar

Job ministry shepherds women

Church planters watch congregations grow