Arts calendar

M.C. Escher gets a museum of his own
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- M.C. Escher once said he had more in common with mathematicians than with other artists, and it's not hard to see why.

Mark Rylance perfects the actor's craft by playing a woman
LONDON -- The mournful Olivia in Shakespeare's dark comedy, "Twelfth Night," isn't the first woman Mark Rylance has portrayed.

Arts calendar
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The Broadway cast recording season begins to blossom

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.

The Broadway cast recording season begins to blossom
NEW YORK -- The Broadway season has barely begun, and cast recordings of new shows already are starting to blossom on compact discs.

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.

Jhumpa Lahiri's new book explores names and cultural identity
NEW YORK -- After crisscrossing the country on a book tour, Jhumpa Lahiri came home to New York City - and a roomful of eager fans.

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.

Jhumpa Lahiri's new book explores names and cultural identity

Book of rare Kennedy photos published

Mark Rylance perfects the actor's craft by playing a woman

Arbus retrospective takes look at photographer's life, work

Author's scientific interest turns to 'vivid sympathy'

Swoosie Kurtz bounces back from 'Paper Doll' and into 'Frozen'
NEW YORK -- You can't keep a good actress down. When "Paper Doll," the play about novelist Jacqueline Susann, recently canceled its December Broadway opening, it looked as if Swoosie Kurtz, who was to have played Susann, would be out of work.

M.C. Escher gets a museum of his own

Yankees start offseason of turmoil
NEW YORK -- The sign boards were blank at Yankee Stadium, just like the expressions on the players' faces the night before.

Marlins' win sure to bring big changes - on the Yankees' side, that is

Yankees start offseason of turmoil

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

Urbina, Helling don't waste time filing for free agency
NEW YORK -- The Florida Marlins were fast around the bases and just as fleet when it came to filing for free agency.

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.

Urbina, Helling don't waste time filing for free agency

Even Jeter falls prey to Yankee bumbling

No dismantling this time for Marlins

Beckett and the Marlins beat the Yankees, win series

No dismantling this time for Marlins
MIAMI -- They beat Barry Bonds, then confounded the Chicago Cubs, and by the end of the World Series, the New York Yankees couldn't even score against them.

Marlins' win sure to bring big changes - on the Yankees' side, that is
NEW YORK -- The Florida dugout was littered with champagne bottles, beer cans, cigars and a discarded box of Kodak film. A snapshot of the winning side, for sure.

Night gardening is a pain

Three infant bodies discovered in home's attic
BROWNWOOD, Texas -- A family renovating a rural home they had lived in for three years found an old trash bag in an attic crawl space containing the mummified bodies of three infants. Authorities said Sunday they were investigating the deaths as homicides.

450 women join nude photo shoot
NEW YORK -- The women crossed their arms to keep warm in the main concourse of Grand Central Terminal early Sunday as they prepared to pose for Spencer Tunick's latest human art installation.

Missing inmates found - in prison
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Two convicted murderers who disappeared after allegedly beating another inmate to death at a prison ice plant were found Sunday, still inside the Missouri State Penitentiary.

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: Monsanto Co.

Wal-Mart arrives quietly in Japan
YOKOHAMA, Japan -- The new supermarket west of Tokyo has all the trademark Wal-Mart touches - roomy aisles, price rollbacks and big shiny signs, but shoppers have almost no idea this outlet is run by the U.S. retail giant.

Smart shopping cart, Veggie Vision in grocery stores to come
HAWTHORNE, N.Y. -- You just want to get a piece of fish and the makings of a salad, but your shopping cart keeps talking to you.

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.

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).

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.

Baby boomers still struggle to balance work and family

Business calendar

Employers looking for places to cut trim back worker flexibility programs
NEW YORK -- Not long ago, employees at Merrill Lynch & Co. making the switch to working from home, trained first in a special Telework Lab - a cluster of desks and computers, away from the bosses, set up to mimic the dynamics of a remote office.

Pocket change

Smart shopping cart, Veggie Vision in grocery stores to come

Program connects disabled students, employers

On the move

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.

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.

Avoidable managerial mistakes persist in workplace

Company wants sales in the tiolet

Wal-Mart arrives quietly in Japan

Demand is huge for bigger chickens
WASHINGTON -- Think Americans are obese? Well, what about chickens? They're fatter, too. In fact, about 20 percent heavier than they were 50 years ago. Never in its history, has the chicken been so big.

Demand is huge for bigger chickens

Baby boomers still struggle to balance work and family
NEW YORK -- Some baby boomers, who have struggled for years to try to balance work loads and family responsibilities, are advocating a new solution: working less.

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.

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

USC moves up to No. 3 in AP poll

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.

'Bama finally gets reprieve

Surprise! Ole Miss is SEC West front-runner
OXFORD, Miss. -- Eli Manning's senior season is working out just the way he wanted.

Vols keep SEC hopes intact

USC moves up to No. 3 in AP poll
Southern California jumped up two spots to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday following its first win at Washington in 10 years.

Bowden gets record in time for Notre Dame
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Bobby Bowden didn't take much time to savor his record-setting 339th win.

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

Dubow: Va. Tech loss muddies college football picture

Top 25 roundup

Bowden gets record in time for Notre Dame

Small college roundup

Tennessee wins, but Bama doesn't go down easy

Dubow: Va. Tech loss muddies college football picture
The college football picture could get pretty muddied next week.

Surprise! Ole Miss is SEC West front-runner

Vols keep SEC hopes intact
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Tennessee needed a fourth-quarter comeback, five overtimes and nearly as many hours to keep its Southeastern Conference title hopes alive.

ACC roundup

'Bama finally gets reprieve
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama finally catches a break - from the field if not on it.

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.

Duke picked to win ACC crown yet again

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

The Sommers plague

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

The Sommers plague
Conservative freshman U.S. Rep. Max Burns, R-Ga., who faces a tough re-election campaign next year in a district heavy with liberals and Democrats, has been struggling to deal with the most sensitive political issue that's come his way since taking office.

Get Yucca on track
Last year, after 20 years of scientific study, Congress finally gave the green light to use Yucca Mountain, Nev., as the permanent storage site for the nation's high-level nuclear waste. The decision, in effect, solves the problem of where to send the tons of high level waste at the Savannah River Site and other federal nuclear weapons facilities.

Get Yucca on track

System allows earlier ballots
Voting convenience is coming to a registrar's office near you.

System allows earlier ballots
Voting convenience is coming to a registrar's office near you.

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

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

Shooting disturbs hopeful, his foes
With only one weekend left in the campaign season, District 8 Augusta Commission candidate Robert Buchwitz says he should have spent Saturday and most of Sunday trying to scare up some votes for the Nov. 4 election.

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

Student-stars of Van Sant's 'Elephant' kids will pay attention to movie
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Gus Van Sant's latest movie may derive its title, "Elephant," from the proverb about a problem so big it's easier to ignore than to confront, but not for three student-actors who star in the fictional version of the Columbine High School shootings.

Q & A with Bruce Campbell
It might seem like a stretch for most actors to portray an aged Elvis Presley doing battle with an Egyptian mummy at a Texas nursing home.

Angelina Jolie is looking "beyond" acting
LONDON -- Thanks to her new film, "Beyond Borders," Angelina Jolie's off-screen activities are once again overshadowing her acting.

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

A comeback for Campion? Director seems ripe for one
LONDON -- Jane Campion doesn't actually use the word "comeback."

Third-quarter earnings fail to meet investors' high hopes
NEW YORK -- It seems investors made a bad bet when they bid stocks sharply higher this month in anticipation of strong third-quarter earnings.

Investors should consider taxes when picking funds
NEW YORK -- With stocks making a comeback, many mutual fund investors have been looking to jump back into the market. But they would be ill-advised to adjust their holdings without considering the tax consequences.

How to get the best currency exchange rates
Q: How do I get the best currency exchange rate when traveling overseas?

Third-quarter earnings fail to meet investors' high hopes

How to get the best currency exchange rates

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.

Investors should consider taxes when picking funds

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

Citadel stumps Southern

District 8 candidates talk about issues facing Augusta

Singh wins Disney, sets sight on money title
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Vijay Singh has never been so close to ending Tiger Woods' four-year reign of the PGA Tour money list.

Thorpe holds off Watson for Schwab Cup Championship
SONOMA, Calif. -- Jim Thorpe won the crystal. Tom Watson claimed the Cup - and then he gave away his $1 million prize.

Pak ties for 10th at Korean men's event
YONGIN, South Korea -- Se Ri Pak finished in 10th place in a Korean tour event Sunday after becoming the first woman to make the two-round cut in a men's tournament in 58 years.

Gonzalez wins Madrid golf

Thorpe holds off Watson for Schwab Cup Championship

Pak ties for 10th at Korean men's event

Golf roundup

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.

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.

Singh wins Disney, sets sight on money title

Members celebrate new course

Gonzalez wins Madrid golf
MADRID, Spain -- Ricardo Gonzalez of Argentina won the Madrid Open on Sunday, closing with a 6-under-par 65 and rallying from six shots back for a one-stroke victory.

Cross Creek drops Westside

Prep football roundup

Swainsboro proves worthy after beating region rival

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.

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."

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.

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.

Teens charged in shooting incident
Police arrested two teens early Monday morning for shooting a paintball gun after a south Augusta political candidate reported hearing gunfire outside his Georgia Highway 88 shop Saturday night.

Grantham will involve young people in leadership

Expresses appreciation to volunteer fire department

Believes Buchwitz can make the difference
As a lifelong resident of Richmond County and living most of that time in Hephzibah, I have always been proud of where I live - with the exception of the last few years. I have been embarrassed with the way our county commissioners have behaved. Sissi Carroll Dozier, Hephzibah, Ga.

Wants equal treatment in photos
A most excellent photograph was published on the Oct. 11 front page of The Chronicle - in fact, on the top half of the front page - of the four Arab girls weeping bitterly at the death of their brother, who was "killed during an Israeli army raid." Steve Kohn, Hephzibah, Ga.

Defends school from gang comments
I'm a Butler High School freshman and would like to comment on the decision of the Columbia County Board of Education. I think it is ridiculous that their cheerleaders and band members do not have to come to games here. Mary Moore, Augusta

Defends school from gang comments

Believes Buchwitz can make the difference

Expresses appreciation to volunteer fire department
I would like to publicly thank the officers and men of the Belvedere Volunteer Fire Department for their dedication and hard work. Recently, they had an Insurance Service Office inspection, and were given a four classification. For those who don't know, class four is the highest rating for a volunteer fire department without paid firemen. Clyde Hooks, Belvedere, S.C.

Grantham will involve young people in leadership
Don Grantham made me happy when he decided to seek election as Augusta's District 10 commissioner. Mr. Grantham has always been civic minded. He now sits on several important boards in Richmond County. Fred Sims Jr., Augusta

Tech ignorance, vague laws lead to mistaken conviction

Check was sent in wrong envelope

Cottage's decor brings the outdoors in

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

Gateway makes headway in digital camera space

In the know

Dell's $379 wireless handheld shines

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

iTunes Music Store for Windows a standout

Techbits: Pentagon documents, Alien search, Image labels

Gateway makes headway in digital camera space
SAN FRANCISCO -- Gateway Inc. has expanded its reach into the electronic home with some solidly built digital cameras that offer budding photographers another option beyond the tried-and-true Canons, Sonys and Nikons.

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.

Tech ignorance, vague laws lead to mistaken conviction
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Computer administrator Bret McDanel discovered a security flaw in his company's software. He warned his managers. They ignored his pleas. So he quit and fired off thousands of e-mails alerting customers to the problem.

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.

Techbits: Pentagon documents, Alien search, Image labels
NEW YORK -- A private Web site has posted hundreds of unclassified documents that the Pentagon recently took offline, including directives defining policies on conscientious objectors and displaying flags at half-staff.

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.

iTunes Music Store for Windows a standout
Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes music software rips and burns songs. It links you to a legal music store. It's easily downloadable. And now it's available to the 95 percent of computer users who depend on Microsoft Windows operating systems.

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

Dell's $379 wireless handheld shines
NEW YORK -- Dell Inc. is everywhere these days - selling not only computers and servers but also digital music players, printers and personal digital assistants based on Microsoft's Pocket PC operating system.

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

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.

Weary Lynx edged by Florence

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.

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

ECHL notebook

Former Gov. Beasley eyeing Senate run

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.

News you can use

State trooper charged with helping father sell crack
ROCK HILL, S.C. -- A state trooper and his father have been arrested and charged with selling crack cocaine at the father's house, authorities say.

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.

Charleston mayor running hard in "toughest campaign"
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. stabs the air with his fist, his voice rising in excitement like a revival preacher in a tent on a summer afternoon.

Rants and Raves
TO THE PERSON who expressed his or her opinion, very derogatory, about the Braves: All you can do is to contact the Braves manager and request that you be part of their team because of your superiority and capability to achieve great goals; also, that you would play for peanuts.

School may install video cameras due to violence
DACULA, Ga. -- A committee of parents, students and educators has recommended that Dacula High School install video cameras following a stabbing at the building.

State trooper charged with helping father sell crack

Study tracks Georgia motorists' driving patterns
ATLANTA -- Researchers have equipped 370 cars with tracking devices as part of a study of the driving patterns of metro Atlanta motorists.

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.

Poll: Perdue at least as good as Barnes

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.

Army secretary promises to resolve problems for sick reservists at Fort Stewart

Charleston mayor running hard in "toughest campaign"

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

System allows earlier ballots
Voting convenience is coming to a registrar's office near you.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hospital data kept secret

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

School may install video cameras due to violence

Peanut growers may have a weapon against aflatoxin next year

Obscure bill's fate illustrates new governor's political style

Report: UGA audit finds problems with fund-raising oversight
ATHENS, Ga. -- An audit that reviewed the spending habits of University of Georgia President Michael Adams reportedly found weaknesses in how the school's fund-raising dollars are overseen.

History thrives in town

Obscure bill's fate illustrates new governor's political style
ATLANTA -- Nearly a year after his election, Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue remains a mystery to Democratic legislators who ran the state for more than 130 years and grew accustomed to having things their way. One thing they are learning: He doesn't do deals.

Council to study growth of lands
ATLANTA - Georgia environmentalists were so worried about rampaging development of coastal marsh hammocks that they went to court to oppose permits for bridges to three of the small islands.

Poll: Perdue at least as good as Barnes
ATLANTA -- Most Georgians said in a new poll that Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue is doing an equal or better job than his predecessor, former Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes.

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

Engineer helped develop site during Cold War
AIKEN - Otto Morris was fresh out of graduate school developing waterproof adhesive for cardboard boxes when he received the call. His new assignment: atomic energy.

Across the area

Across the area
An Augusta man told police that someone hit him in the back of the head and robbed him at his back door, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report.

Shooting disturbs hopeful, his foes

Across the southeast

Shooting disturbs hopeful, his foes
With only one weekend left in the campaign season, District 8 Augusta Commission candidate Robert Buchwitz says he should have spent Saturday and most of Sunday trying to scare up some votes for the Nov. 4 election.

District 10 candidates talk about issues facing Augusta

Former Gov. Beasley eyeing Senate run
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Former Gov. David Beasley said he is considering entering the race to replace outgoing U.S. Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings.

Five-car crash

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.

New highways, history march to war in South

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.

Across South Carolina
ROCK HILL -A state trooper and his father have been arrested and charged with selling crack cocaine, authorities say.

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.

Across Georgia
MACON -A 17-year-old accused of allowing her newborn baby to die could be prosecuted for murder, authorities said.

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.

District 2 candidates talk about issues facing Augusta

Terminal plans shape up
After nearly eight years of disagreement and constant revision, plans for a new terminal at Augusta Regional Airport appear to be firming up.

School friends remember teens

System allows earlier ballots

Terminal plans shape up

Council to study growth of lands

Hospital data kept secret
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Consumer groups want South Carolina to release information about hospitals that it now keeps secret.

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.

Churches feel pinch of economic downturn
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- South Carolina's largest religious denominations say the nation's sluggish economy is hitting their bottom line.

Across the area

Students who must buy laptops want classes to utilize technology
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson University junior Jordan Hawkins sits on campus, searching the Web on her laptop's wireless Internet connection.

Churches feel pinch of economic downturn

Local ghosts haunt book
A local man has combined his investigative skills as a police officer with his longtime interest in history to write a book of Augusta ghost stories.

Students who must buy laptops want classes to utilize technology

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

Study tracks Georgia motorists' driving patterns

Former sheriff's deputy pleads guilty to murder
FLORENCE, S.C. -- A former Florence County Sheriff's deputy who served in the first Gulf War has pleaded guilty to murder in the 2001 death of a restaurant manager.

System allows earlier ballots

Three children killed in early morning blaze
ATLANTA -- While a single mother was apparently working the night shift, her three unattended children died in a house fire early Saturday despite efforts by neighbors to rescue them.

Buzz-worthy ride

Army secretary promises to resolve problems for sick reservists at Fort Stewart
FORT STEWART, Ga. -- The Army's top civilian official 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 if that means they could get faster medical care.

Across Georgia

News you can use
OCT. 27, 1978 Persons living in proposed annexation areas of Richmond County will have their only opportunity Monday to speak out for or against Augusta's attempt to make them city residents at a public hearing at Augusta College.

Animal rescuers offer safe refuge

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Montana Rayne Cagle, 2, of Hephzibah.

Missing woman's family seeks answers

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.

Kid of the Day

News you can use

Shooting disturbs hopeful, his foes

Textiles might cost GOP Senate seat

Schools review overtime policies after lawsuits
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina school administrators are reviewing their overtime policies following lawsuits against 19 districts filed this summer.

Ballot incites little appeal

Engineer helped develop site during Cold War

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.

Race patrons, participants visit paddock

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

Report: UGA audit finds problems with fund-raising oversight

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.

Kid of the day

Correction

History thrives in town
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - In a town long accustomed to seeing a living legend stroll across the courthouse square, history isn't musty, distant and mostly forgotten. It's as much a part of the present as it is the past.

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.

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.

Feds reach settlement with quail-hunting plantations over poisoned eggs
ATLANTA -- The federal government has reached a settlement with the owners of several southwest Georgia quail-hunting plantations accused of using a powerful pesticide to kill wild animals that eat quail eggs.

Peanut growers may have a weapon against aflatoxin next year
DAWSON, Ga. -- After more than 20 years of research, scientists believe they have a solution that could save peanuts and corn from aflatoxin, a destructive mold that can destroy millions in crops.

Textiles might cost GOP Senate seat
AIKEN - Republicans vying for the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings are trying to run a very thick rhetorical thread through the eye of a small but sharp political needle, political professionals say.

"Chicago" director hopes next project is a drama
PITTSBURGH -- Oscar-winning "Chicago" director Rob Marshall is optimistic that his next project will be the movie version of the best-selling novel "Memoirs of a Geisha," despite a battle between major studios for the fledgling filmmaker's services.

Life goes on for the inspiration of new film 'Radio'
ANDERSON, S.C. -- After countless handshakes, hugs, autographs and posing for pictures, James Robert "Radio" Kennedy furiously shook his head and smiled.

'Scary Movie 3' brings franchise back to life with $49.7 million

"Chicago" director hopes next project is a drama

Life goes on for the inspiration of new film 'Radio'

'Scary Movie 3' brings franchise back to life with $49.7 million
LOS ANGELES -- The "Scary Movie" franchise has risen from the grave, with part three of the horror-spoof series opening as the top weekend flick with $49.7 million, the best October debut ever.

Johnny Rotten disturbs release of punk rock box set
NEW YORK -- You've got to admit there's some poetic justice to it: a company feuding with Johnny Rotten over the release of a vintage punk rock box set.

Rough-hewn Pat Green aims to expand

Seductive singers belie stereotype of cloaked Arab women
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- There's the video clip showing Haifa, the sultry Lebanese shimmying in the rain in a clingy red dress. And the clip featuring Roubi, the Egyptian singer belly-dancing in a public square. And scantily dressed dancers aplenty without whom no male singing act seems complete.

Seductive singers belie stereotype of cloaked Arab women

Unlikely rock star Thom Yorke, Radiohead look to future
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Radiohead, already notorious for reinventing its sound with each of its six albums, is preparing for yet another metamorphosis.

Johnny Rotten disturbs release of punk rock box set

Rough-hewn Pat Green aims to expand
NEW YORK -- "I'm so tired of country music being pretty! I'm so tired of country music being skinny!"

Unlikely rock star Thom Yorke, Radiohead look to future

Tracy wins CART title as rookie takes race
SURFERS PARADISE, Australia -- Paul Tracy won the CART drivers' championship Sunday when closest rival Bruno Junqueira crashed with 10 laps left in the Gold Coast Indy.

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.

Driver is going nowhere fast

Auto racing notebook

Race postponed because of rain
HAMPTON, Ga. - The start of the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 was pushed up 20 minutes Sunday with hopes of getting a jump on the rain that was closing in on the 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.

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.

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

No playoff guarantee this season for Hawks

NBA '03-04: Team-by-team preview capsules

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.

New judge in Bryant case a no-nonsense, polarizing figure
DENVER -- The judge who will handle Kobe Bryant's sexual assault trial is a workaholic who enjoys watching his daughters play soccer and going on hunting trips with his buddies. He lends his beat-up sport utility vehicle to a local ski team and he likes the music of John Mellencamp.

NBA '03-04: Team-by-team preview capsules
The 29 NBA teams as they head into the 2003-04 season, in predicted order of finish:

New judge in Bryant case a no-nonsense, polarizing figure

Duke picked to win ACC crown yet again
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Mike Krzyzewski whispered through a series of interviews at ACC Operation Basketball with a case of laryngitis. However, Duke is expected to make plenty of noise again in the ACC race.

A season lost: Falcons flop after Vick's injury

Saints key on stopping Davis

NFL power rankings

Panthers edge Saints in overtime

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We must work together to change biased views
AT A RECENT political event in Screven County, (Savannah businessman Jackie Sommers) made comments that were wrong and regrettable. His bigoted and hateful remarks have brought into question my integrity and what I stand for. Let there be no doubt; I have a lifelong record of standing against bigotry and anti-Semitism.

We must work together to change biased views
AT A RECENT political event in Screven County, (Savannah businessman Jackie Sommers) made comments that were wrong and regrettable. His bigoted and hateful remarks have brought into question my integrity and what I stand for. Let there be no doubt; I have a lifelong record of standing against bigotry and anti-Semitism.

Overtime

Four teams set for state finals

Pair from Kinross Farm break through in Aiken

Overtime

Holiday Cup caps day for pair

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

Venus Williams withdraws from Advanta tournament
VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Venus Williams withdrew from the Advanta Championships on Sunday, citing an abdominal strain that has bothered her since April.

Overtime
Kim Clijsters won her third consecutive Seat Open title in Luxembourg with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Chanda Rubin and will return to the No. 1 ranking today.

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.

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.

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

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.

Outdoors calendar

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Panthers edge Saints in overtime
NEW ORLEANS -- As Stephen Davis goes, so go the Carolina Panthers. And boy, was Davis going on Sunday.

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.

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.

Gator hunting season makes successful debut

Elizabeth Smart caught in media crossfire

New TV channel rolls the dice on viewer interest in gambling
LOS ANGELES -- Creators of the Casino and Gaming Television network are betting that a national interest in gambling will translate into a desire to watch it on TV.

The idea of stable broadcast television schedules may be obsolete
NEW YORK -- Literary agent Rick Broadhead worked out, took a shower, ate dinner and settled into a chair earlier this month to watch a new episode of his favorite show, "The West Wing."

Elizabeth Smart caught in media crossfire
NEW YORK -- Elizabeth Smart and her family have been all over television in the past week - a story that speaks as much to the rivalries and egos of media titans as to the family's own harrowing experience.

New TV channel rolls the dice on viewer interest in gambling

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

The idea of stable broadcast television schedules may be obsolete

Alicia Silverstone plays a divorce lawyer with a heart of gold
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Alicia Silverstone plants a big kiss on Sampson's nose.

A 'NOVA' special explains the universe
NEW YORK -- What could account for how the universe ticks? Could it be love? Money? Or, maybe, infinitesimal quivering strands whose vibration patterns define all the universe's forces and matter?

Alicia Silverstone plays a divorce lawyer with a heart of gold

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Among drama series, "24" is probably the zaniest. It's also one of the most engrossing and addictive shows on the air.

A 'NOVA' special explains the universe

Q & A with Bruce Campbell

Student-stars of Van Sant's 'Elephant' kids will pay attention to movie

Top 20 Concert Tours

A comeback for Campion? Director seems ripe for one

Angelina Jolie is looking "beyond" acting

Williams: Injuries plague Georgia ranks
Had Georgia coach Mark Richt confused his injury report with his roster on Sunday, it would have been perfectly understandable.

Georgia avoids danger

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.

Williams: Injuries plague Georgia ranks

Dawgs survive easy stretch - barely
ATHENS, Ga. -- Maybe it's all the injuries. Maybe a lack of motivation.

Dawgs survive easy stretch - barely

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

Bulldogs lose their swagger

Last step for Gamecocks' bowl chances the toughest

Last step for Gamecocks' bowl chances the toughest
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- With one win left to become bowl eligible, South Carolina has used up all of its easy games and may have lost its pass defense.

Missing inmates found - in prison

Three infant bodies discovered in home's attic