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

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.

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.

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.

The Broadway cast recording season begins to blossom

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.

Jhumpa Lahiri's new book explores names and cultural identity

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.

M.C. Escher gets a museum of his own

Yankees pack up, left to wonder who'll be sent packing

Yankees start offseason of turmoil

Yankees pack up, left to wonder who'll be sent packing
NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter sat at his locker, cardboard boxes piled all around a quiet clubhouse.

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

No dismantling this time for Marlins

Guerrero, Colon, Tejada, Sheffield file for free agency
NEW YORK -- Vladimir Guerrero, reigning AL MVP Miguel Tejada and Gary Sheffield filed for free agency Monday along with pitcher Bartolo Colon.

Red Sox let Little go

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.

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

Red Sox let Little go
BOSTON -- Red Sox manager Grady Little will not be back next year, paying the price for his decision to stick with Pedro Martinez in Game 7 of the AL championship 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.

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.

Baseball's finale was not to be heard at Lynx game

Nasal Rangers sniff out odors at factory farms
DES MOINES, Iowa -- There's a new defense against odors that waft from factory farms. It's the Nasal Rangers - a group of state employees trained to sniff out smells and determine which are too stinky.

Alligator gets loose in airliner baggage compartment
NEWARK, N.J. -- An alligator was captured inside the baggage hold of an airliner on Monday after escaping from its crate.

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.

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.

Odds and Ends
SAN DIMAS, Calif. -- Several parents recently have been wondering how come their children know so much about the cost of illegal drugs.

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.

Owner holds on to history
When Iran was public enemy No. 1, Paul Boulus wrestled with changing the longtime name of the family business.

Two tech titans designate each other public enemy No. 1

Smart shopping cart, Veggie Vision in grocery stores to come

Business briefs
Beasley Broadcast Group Inc. on Monday changed the format and call letters of radio station WTEL-AM (1480), which had previously been the simulcast station for WRDW-AM (1630).

Business briefs

Inventor is on mission to protect tall fliers' knees
WASHINGTON - Every cramped air traveler may have the right to lean his seat back, but Ira Goldman sees airplane justice from another perspective - that of the person behind - and he's found a way to even the score.

Mirant, Pepco reach power-purchase settlement
ATLANTA -- Pepco, a major utility serving the District of Columbia and its Maryland suburbs, has agreed to pay energy supplier Mirant Corp. more for power and hopes to recoup the extra cost through the Atlanta company's bankruptcy case.

McDonald's testing self-serve kiosks in Raleigh, Denver
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Consumers accustomed to banking at ATMs and paying for groceries with a machine instead of a counter clerk are getting a chance to order a Big Mac and fries the same way.

Baby boomers still struggle to balance work and family

Owner holds on to history

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.

New LeBron James Sprite ad to air during his season opener
ATLANTA -- Television viewers will soon hear a cracking sound seemingly from LeBron James' neck, but fans of the teenage basketball phenom won't need to worry about a season-ending injury.

Two tech titans designate each other public enemy No. 1
IBM Corp. made a bigger incursion than usual at this year's HP World - a trade show for thousands of Hewlett-Packard Co. customers, equipment resellers and companies whose technologies work on HP computer systems.

R.J. Reynolds and Brown & Williamson parent confirm merger plans
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A month after trimming 40 percent of its work force, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco on Monday agreed to merge with British American Tobacco PLC, the parent company of rival Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp.

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.

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.

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.

Demand is huge for bigger chickens

Wal-Mart arrives quietly in Japan

Inventor is on mission to protect tall fliers' knees

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.

R.J. Reynolds and Brown & Williamson parent confirm merger plans

Bank of America to buy FleetBoston for about $47 billion

McDonald's testing self-serve kiosks in Raleigh, Denver

Bank of America to buy FleetBoston for about $47 billion
BOSTON -- In a bold and pricey bid to live up to its name, Bank of America Corp. said Monday it would buy FleetBoston Financial Corp. in a $47 billion deal to create a banking giant stretching from California through the South to New England.

Florida State moves up to third in BCS standings

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

Vols keep SEC hopes intact

Clausen SEC offensive player of week

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.

Tuesday morning quarterback

Surprise! Ole Miss is SEC West front-runner

Florida State moves up to third in BCS standings
Florida State moved to the top of the one-loss crowd.

'Bama finally gets reprieve

Clausen SEC offensive player of week
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Tennessee quarterback Casey Clausen was named the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the week Monday.

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

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

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

Bowden gets record in time for Notre Dame

Dubow: Va. Tech loss muddies college football picture

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.

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

USC moves up to No. 3 in AP poll

Duke picked to win ACC crown yet again

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.

Boost raids, patrols

A stronger enemy?

Get Yucca on track

Boost raids, patrols
Well, what do you know? The nation does have an immigration policy after all.

A stronger enemy?
President George W. Bush is right when he insists that progress in Iraq is much more encouraging than is generally being reported in the major media, but the time to stress such optimism is not in the immediate aftermath of the most deadly two days of terrorist bombings since the war began.

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.

The Sommers plague

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

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.

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

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."

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.

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.

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

Stocks rise on merger news
NEW YORK -- A burst of merger activity sent stocks higher Monday, as Bank of America Corp.'s proposed purchase of FleetBoston Financial Corp. and Anthem Inc.'s plan to buy rival WellPoint Health Networks Inc. signaled a growing confidence in the nation's business climate.

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

Investors should consider taxes when picking funds

Third-quarter earnings fail to meet investors' high hopes

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.

Two players garner ACC honors
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Two Georgia Tech defensive lineman Keyaron Fox and defensive back James Butler were named Atlantic Coast Conference players of the week for their efforts in the Yellow Jackets' 7-3 win over Maryland Saturday.

Thorpe holds off Watson for Schwab Cup Championship

Singh brings new dynamic to rivalry with Tiger

LPGA returning to Tennessee
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- The LPGA will return to Tennessee after finding a new sponsor for a tournament that had been taken off the golf calendar.

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.

Gonzalez wins Madrid golf

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.

Singh wins Disney, sets sight on money title

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.

Aiken girl wins share of golf title
LANCASTER, S.C. - Laura Crawford walked off the course at Lancaster Golf Club, turned in her scorecard and went right to work helping post scores for the girls' Class AAAA state championship.

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.

LPGA returning to Tennessee

Pak ties for 10th at Korean men's event

Singh brings new dynamic to rivalry with Tiger
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Vijay Singh is unlike any other player who has come and gone through the revolving door of rivals for Tiger Woods.

Thrashers edge Leafs in overtime
TORONTO -- Marc Savard and Jeff Cowan scored 24 seconds apart in the third period, and Savard scored again with 15 seconds left in overtime as the Atlanta Thrashers rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night.

Thrashers edge Leafs in overtime

Baseball's finale was not to be heard at Lynx game
One of the great October pastimes of the 1960s was sneaking a transistor radio into school and secretly listening to afternoon World Series games. Somebody in the class always had the score, and teachers for the most part pretended not to notice.

Bank robbery suspect sought
Authorities are searching for a man who they say robbed a west Augusta bank with a weapon this morning.

Police find suspected kidnapper
NEAR BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Aiken and Richmond County investigators are searching the woods of an Aiken County community for a man suspected in the Monday kidnapping of a 3-year-old girl, officials said.

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.

Expresses appreciation to volunteer fire department

Grantham to make economic development a priority
I feel that the Nov. 4 Augusta Commission election in District 10 is extremely important. I urge every voter there to support Don Grantham. Jeff Hadden, Augusta

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.

Smith will serve District 8 well
My greatest regret is that I do not live in the 8th District so that I can cast my vote for Jimmy Smith in the upcoming Augusta Commission election. I have known Mr. Smith for more than 25 years and served with him on several committees in our church. Bill Wood, Hephzibah, Ga.

Buchwitz has the experience to lead
As a young person, I vote because it's my responsibility. ... Local elections are important and local elected officials impact our lives in many ways. Aimee E. Davis, Hephzibah, Ga.

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

Hannah experienced in gang problems
The gang problem is nothing new to Charlie Hannah. He has been addressing this issue for years in the East Boundary and Highland Park areas of Augusta for over five years. Jeffery Key, Hephzibah, Ga.

Defends school from gang comments

Buchwitz has the experience to lead

Grantham to make economic development a priority

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

Grantham will involve young people in leadership

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.

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.

Smith will serve District 8 well

Writer speaks to group of moms

Day of the dead

Hollywood takes anti-piracy message to school

Gateway makes headway in digital camera space

Seniors calendar

iTunes Music Store for Windows a standout

In the know

Tech ignorance, vague laws lead to mistaken conviction

Obit pages have some of the liveliest writing

Dell's $379 wireless handheld shines

Techbits: Pentagon documents, Alien search, Image labels

Century-old inn goes on list of historic sites

Rock-climbing, now a game at fairs - and a safety concern

Century-old inn goes on list of historic sites
CUMBERLAND ISLAND, Ga. - Visitors at one of Camden County's most famous houses are wasting their time if they ask to use the phone or watch the big game on television. There are no phones or televisions.

Hollywood takes anti-piracy message to school
SAN FRANCISCO -- As part of its campaign to thwart online music and movie piracy, Hollywood is now reaching into school classrooms with a program that denounces file-sharing and offers prizes for students and teachers who spread the word about Internet theft.

Writer speaks to group of moms
NEW YORK - Toni Morrison sits in the crowded parlor of an old Brooklyn mansion, a cup of tea, slightly tipped, in one hand. From her high-backed chair in the corner, she leans forward and carefully surveys the room.

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.

Day of the dead
Ghosts and ghouls will be on people's minds Friday as Americans celebrate Halloween, the annual ode to sweets and treats.

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.

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.

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.

Obit pages have some of the liveliest writing
Daily Telegraph, one of Britain's leading newspapers. In the past, the obits desk was the Siberia where failing hacks got banished in their dotage and young reporters learned the importance of being polite and spelling names correctly. But over the past 15 years, led by the revolutionaries of death at the Telegraph, the obituary has quietly blossomed.

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.

Rock-climbing, now a game at fairs - and a safety concern
Portable rock-climbing walls are sprouting up at fairs across the country, offering a quick burst of thrills and a knee-shaking challenge to those who clamber as high as 30 feet on small bumps and ledges.

In the know
TV TONIGHT

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.

Poll: Majority of Georgians would vote for Bush

Hospital data kept secret

System allows earlier ballots

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG - Spartanburg county and city council members are considering ordinances that would require residents with alarm systems to pay fines for repeated false alarms.

Across Georgia

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Fires that caused minor damage at a Fayette County church have been ruled arson, state fire officials said Monday.

Shooting disturbs hopeful, his foes

City to fight for brick use
RIDGELAND, S.C. - The South Carolina Department of Transportation has told the city to stop building brick sidewalks, saying the red-hued walkways might conflict with federal disabilities guidelines.

Peanut growers may have a weapon against aflatoxin next year

Late water notice concerns residents
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. - Too little, too late. That's what Tybee residents are saying about a notice they got this month about a problem with their drinking water in July.

State's outhouse expert studies passing trend

News you can use

Plan gives tax money to Aiken

Priest resigns amid furor over article supporting gay priest

Former Gov. Beasley eyeing Senate run

Tybee residents say water contamination notices came too late

Kid of the day

News you can use
OCT. 28, 1944 A Halloween party for the soldiers of this area will be held at the Telfair Street USO tonight at 8 o'clock.

Textiles might cost GOP Senate seat

Poinsett Bridge gets preservation status

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

Columnist backs Augusta center

Across the area

Late water notice concerns residents

Police locate missing girl

Overpass work progresses

Across South Carolina

California women make pilgrimage to St. John Baptist in Dixiana

Chaplains coordinate for merger of Chatham County, Savannah police

Rapes grow by 14 percent in South Carolina
AIKEN - The number of rapes reported to South Carolina authorities increased by 14 percent from 2001 to 2002, though experts are unsure whether that signals a rise in sexual assaults or in more people reporting them.

School may install video cameras due to violence

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is William Harris McKie, 1, of Martinez.

Shooting disturbs hopeful, his foes

Across the area

History thrives in town

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.

Study tracks Georgia motorists' driving patterns

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.

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.

Engineer helped develop site during Cold War

Charleston mayor running hard in "toughest campaign"

Poll: Perdue at least as good as Barnes

Report: UGA audit finds problems with fund-raising oversight

Terminal plans shape up

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.

System allows earlier ballots

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.

State trooper charged with helping father sell crack

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

Charleston mayor running hard in "toughest campaign"

Food budget dries up for jails

Expelled student writer returns to school

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.

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

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.

Electronic waste poses challenge for S.C. officials

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.

Rapes grow by 14 percent in South Carolina

Rants and Raves
AFTER SEEING a child on television complaining about wearing the uniform, his parents should be more worried about getting him to school and wearing the uniform and getting an education. His English grammar was horrible. The only thing he's going to be qualified to do is yardwork if he doesn't go back to school and learn to speak correctly.

City attorney wants to keep sludge plan

Students who must buy laptops want classes to utilize technology

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.

Council to study growth of lands

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.

Board to study courts' location

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

Plan gives tax money to Aiken
AIKEN - Of about $160,000 in hotel-motel tax money going to Aiken to promote overnight visits next year, the city will get more than half under a proposal outlined Monday night.

Deputy's accident to be investigated

Police locate missing girl
What started as a scary Monday evening for an Augusta mother and her children ended safely when authorities found a 3-year-old girl safe after a convenience store carjacking.

FBI searching for suspects in Roswell bank robbery

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.

Baker County sheriff acquitted of falsifying police report

Columnist backs Augusta center
Six hundred people came to hear syndicated columnist Cal Thomas deliver an anti-abortion message and raise money for sonograms at the Augusta Care Pregnancy Center banquet.

District vote could be delayed
AIKEN - Like a cleanup slugger looking for heat and getting fooled by a breaking ball, the Edgefield County school board's hopes for finally getting a hit on its long-delayed redistricting plan have been frozen by two political curve balls.

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

Deputy's accident to be investigated
AIKEN - Aiken County Sheriff Mike Hunt has ordered an internal investigation into a motorcycle accident that left an off-duty deputy seriously injured.

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.

Shots lead to teens' arrests
Police arrested two teens early Monday and charged then with reckless conduct after a south Augusta political candidate reported hearing gunfire near his shop Saturday night.

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.

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.

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.

Electronic waste poses challenge for S.C. officials
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Finding a way for people to safely get rid of discarded electronics is posing an increasing challenge to South Carolina waste officials.

Rants and Raves
AFTER SEEING a child on television complaining about wearing the uniform, his parents should be more worried about getting him to school and wearing the uniform and getting an education. His English grammar was horrible. The only thing he's going to be qualified to do is yardwork if he doesn't go back to school and learn to speak correctly.

California women make pilgrimage to St. John Baptist in Dixiana
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Even from a distance of 3,000 miles, Gloria Reese had formed a mental image of St. John Baptist Church. She had visualized its people and pondered what she might discover about the black congregation that had endured so much.

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.

Poinsett Bridge gets preservation status
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Poinsett Bridge, which served as a link between Charleston, the Upstate and North Carolina for more than 100 years, has been given Heritage Trust Preserve status by the Natural Resources Department.

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

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.

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.

Priest resigns amid furor over article supporting gay priest
ROME, Ga. -- An Episcopal priest who wrote an article sympathetic to the church's confirmation of an openly gay priest as a bishop resigned from a private religious school in Rome after administrators asked him to apologize to dozens of people upset with his views.

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.

FBI searching for suspects in Roswell bank robbery
ROSWELL, Ga. -- The FBI continued its search Sunday for two Florida men they say killed a woman while trying to rob a Roswell bank.

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.

Some hunters miffed by law muzzling 'dog hunting'
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Wayne Hutcheson, who owns one hunting club and is a member of two others, says it should be his right to let his dogs out wherever he hunts deer.

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.

Expelled student writer returns to school
ATLANTA -- A high school freshman who was expelled for writing a violent story in her private journal returned to school Monday.

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.

Chaplains coordinate for merger of Chatham County, Savannah police
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Rev. Patrick O'Brien said he will continue his work as an emergency chaplain despite last week's merging of county and city police departments.

Churches feel pinch of economic downturn

State's outhouse expert studies passing trend
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Few people enjoy bathroom humor as much as Mary Frazier Long. In fact, the 71-year-old retired schoolteacher often gets phone calls from strangers, looking to share a few dirty jokes of their own.

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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.

Kid of the day

Tybee residents say water contamination notices came too late
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. -- Tybee residents are angry that it took months for them to be told their drinking water was contaminated.

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

Baker County sheriff acquitted of falsifying police report
ALBANY, Ga. -- The Baker County sheriff accused of falsifying a police report to provide a fake alibi for a wanted man has been acquitted on all charges.

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.

Poll: Majority of Georgians would vote for Bush
ATLANTA -- A majority of Georgians plan to vote for President Bush next year, though their approval of the president's handling of the economy has slipped, a new survey showed.

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.

Across the area
Two men robbed a Burger King restaurant at Fort Gordon on Monday morning and locked an employee in a back room, authorities said.

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.

Food budget dries up for jails
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has run out of money to pay for prison food, law enforcement officials said Monday, citing severe budget cuts made last year to the food accounts of city jails.

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

Review board to visit city
The Georgia Department of Revenue appointed the three-member panel this month, and its members will spend three days investigating Augusta's tax office.

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.

Board to study courts' location
Several Augusta stakeholders who own property, businesses or both near the site of a proposed county courts complex are expected to speak up today as elected leaders consider changing the judicial center's location for the third time in two years.

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.

Overpass work progresses
Now more than half complete, an extension of Bobby Jones Expressway, called the Palmetto Parkway in South Carolina, is taking shape in the form of rising beams and fresh asphalt.

City attorney wants to keep sludge plan
An environmental group's petition to halt sludge application nationwide - based on a jury's $550,000 award to a Georgia family - should be denied, according to the attorney who defended Augusta in the case.

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

New home-video releases

'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.

New home-video releases
Selected home-video releases:

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

"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.

Seductive singers belie stereotype of cloaked Arab women

Johnny Rotten disturbs release of punk rock box set

Little Kids Rock is a real-life 'School of Rock'
NEW YORK -- There's more than one way to teach kids the beat.

Swedish museum plans to auction rare Beethoven manuscript
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Ludwig van Beethoven's signed manuscript of the Scherzo of his Op. 127 string quartet will be auctioned in London in December, the Swedish museum that owns it said Monday.

Rough-hewn Pat Green aims to expand

Swedish museum plans to auction rare Beethoven manuscript

Sound Bites: Audio Bites
Selected new releases:

Little Kids Rock is a real-life 'School of Rock'

Joshua Bell gets his 'Red Violin'
NEW YORK -- To violinist Joshua Bell, it was love at first sound.

Unlikely rock star Thom Yorke, Radiohead look to future

Sound Bites: Audio Bites

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!"

Joshua Bell gets his 'Red Violin'

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.

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.

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.

Two wins in a row
HAMPTON, Ga. - Kevin Harvick said only two words after crashing and finishing Monday's rain-delayed Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 in 20th place: "It's over."

Harvick probably sees chance at title slip away

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.

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.

Harvick probably sees chance at title slip away
HAMPTON, Ga. -- The day started with such promise for Kevin Harvick and his quest to catch points leader Matt Kenseth. Now, the chase is likely over.

Two wins in a row

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:

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

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.

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.

Panthers edge Saints in overtime

MNF: Dolphins top Chargers

At least two Raiders subpoenas in probe of supplements lab

New secondary to start for Falcons

Football player's wife depicted as threatening, potentially violent

Football makes way for fire evacuees at Qualcomm

Thousands line up in Tempe for free tickets

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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.

Committee set to hear complaints

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Hamm leads national team for Mexico match

Wilkins tops class of inductees

Clijsters back at No. 1

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AP Interview: Top track official sees pattern of doping abuse

Committee set to hear complaints
At today's meeting of the Georgia High School Association Executive Committee in Forsyth, the region realignment for 2004-06 should be complete. No more appeals, no more controversy in what has been a messy process.

Wilkins tops class of inductees
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame announced its 2004 class of inductees Monday, and heading the list was Dominique Wilkins, one of the most celebrated basketball players in University of Georgia and Atlanta Hawks history.

Clijsters back at No. 1
Kim Clijsters returned to the No. 1 ranking in women's tennis Monday, one week after surrendering the spot to Justine Henin-Hardenne.

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.

Overtime
Chip Ganassi remembered the first time he saw Tony Renna, a young, fearless driver who finally reached the pinnacle of big-time racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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.

Hamm leads national team for Mexico match
DALLAS -- Mia Hamm, Joy Fawcett and Shannon Boxx, all World Cup all-stars, were selected to the U.S. team that will play Mexico on Sunday at the Cotton Bowl.

AP Interview: Top track official sees pattern of doping abuse
LONDON -- Two drugs under scrutiny in sports - modafinil and THG - are part of a pattern of doping abuse in the United States, a top track and field executive said Monday.

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

Football makes way for fire evacuees at Qualcomm
SAN DIEGO -- It was as surreal a scene as the yellowish-brown sky, the blood-red sun and wisps of ash blowing everywhere - a woman in an Oakland Raiders T-shirt graciously accepting food from a San Diego Chargers fan, then giving him a hug.

Thousands line up in Tempe for free tickets
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Brothers Tom and Brian Whitmore weren't about to let a raging wildfire get in the way of football.

MNF: Dolphins top Chargers
TEMPE, Ariz. -- With their home stadium being used as an evacuation center and the nearby hills in flames, the San Diego Chargers moved their long-awaited Monday night game 365 miles to the east - and fell flat.

Morgan suffers second concussion in a week
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Dan Morgan suffered his second concussion in seven days, leaving the Carolina Panthers unsure Monday of the playing status of their oft-injured linebacker.

At least two Raiders subpoenas in probe of supplements lab
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Two Oakland players confirmed Monday they are among several Raiders subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury investigating a lab that supplies elite athletes with nutritional supplements.

New secondary to start for Falcons
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Wade Phillips delivered Monday on his promise to make some changes to the Atlanta Falcons' defense.

Football player's wife depicted as threatening, potentially violent
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Deidra Lane was a threatening and destabilizing presence in the life of her husband, NFL running back Fred Lane, prosecution witnesses said Monday.

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
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.

Benjamin McKenzie brings viewers into 'The O.C.'
NEW YORK -- Benjamin McKenzie says a mouthful with his eyes.

A 'NOVA' special explains the universe

The idea of stable broadcast television schedules may be obsolete

Elizabeth Smart caught in media crossfire

Chris Wallace joins Fox News
NEW YORK -- Veteran ABC News reporter Chris Wallace is rejoining the Sunday talk show wars, replacing Tony Snow as host of "Fox News Sunday" starting in mid-November.

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.

Alicia Silverstone plays a divorce lawyer with a heart of gold

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

New TV channel rolls the dice on viewer interest in gambling

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."

Benjamin McKenzie brings viewers into 'The O.C.'

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

ABC News reconstructs Kennedy assassination

ABC News reconstructs Kennedy assassination
NEW YORK -- ABC News has conducted an exhaustive investigation of the Kennedy assassination, complete with a computer-generated reconstruction, which irrefutably confirms that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, the network said Monday.

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?

Angelina Jolie is looking "beyond" acting

Top 20 Concert Tours

Q & A with Bruce Campbell

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

A comeback for Campion? Director seems ripe for one

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

Bryant has neck surgery, lost for season

Bulldogs drop one spot in BCS standings
ATLANTA -- Following narrow wins as big favorites against Vanderbilt and Alabama-Birmingham, Georgia fell one spot to fifth in the Bowl Championship Series standings released Monday.

Bryant has neck surgery, lost for season
ATLANTA -- Georgia has lost another key player to a season-ending injury.

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

Team hopes to end skid

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.

Team hopes to end skid
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia has managed to stay on track toward its second-straight SEC championship and remain in the thick of the national title race despite having a roster that keeps getting thinner because of injuries.

Dawgs survive easy stretch - barely

Williams: Injuries plague Georgia ranks

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.

Holtz worries about Gamecocks defense stopping Manning
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Lou Holtz saw South Carolina's defense struggle the past three games. He has watched Eli Manning lead Ole Miss to its best Southeastern Conference start in more than 30 years. Can you guess what Holtz thinks of his team's chances to beat the 20th-ranked Rebels this week?

Last step for Gamecocks' bowl chances the toughest

Holtz worries about Gamecocks defense stopping Manning

Don't miss the bus

Some teens look forward to dressing up, eating candy

Don't miss the bus
Want a seat on the John Lennon Tour Bus? Xtreme is running two contests, one to choose the high school where the bus will park and another to choose the teens to work on the bus for the day.

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Got a thing for simple, organic living? Visit www.voiceyourself.com, a site founded by actor Woody Harrelson and his partner, Laura Louie. Check out an inspirational spoken-word video piece by Mr. Harrelson and many fascinating articles and humorous items (President Bush's resume is a great read).

Many legends have basis in truth
Throughout the decades, some stories that have been passed from generation to generation have evolved into folklore and urban legends.

Some teens look forward to dressing up, eating candy
Between the candy corn, chocolate, costumes, ghouls, goblins and gore, Halloween has it all for some teens.

Advice line
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I have a crush on a guy but he lives in Atlanta and he's a year younger than me. I'm not sure the relationship will work, solely on the long-distance factor. Neither of us can drive, and I go up to Atlanta only twice a month or so. But I really like him and would hate to miss out on the chance of having something great.

Pumpkin-carving time is excellent for family bonding

Pumpkin-carving time is excellent for family bonding
Pumpkin-carving is a wonderful Halloween tradition. Through it, children can be practical and creative while bonding with other family members. Practical, creative, family bonded children are just what this world needs.

There are many reasons teens choose not to celebrate holiday
When Halloween comes around, some teens are excited by the sugar and shrieks, but others see nothing to howl about over the holiday.

Your style

Your style
THE FACTS: Ashalee Rogers, 15, a sophomore at Butler High School.

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Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; golf signifies more than 500,000 copies sold.

Nasal Rangers sniff out odors at factory farms

Alligator gets loose in airliner baggage compartment

Odds and Ends

Three infant bodies discovered in home's attic

Missing inmates found - in prison