Oils by a giant of New York School on display at Met

Choreographer Twyla Tharp tries her hand at self-help
"The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life" (Simon & Schuster. 243 Pages. $25) - Twyla Tharp, with Mark Reiter

Choreographer Twyla Tharp tries her hand at self-help

Oils by a giant of New York School on display at Met
NEW YORK -- More than a decade before his abstract expressionist works ignited the New York art scene, Philip Guston had already mastered representational art by imitating Renaissance greats.

Parades, rallies close book on Marlins' championship season
MIAMI -- The loudest cheers from the tens of thousands of Marlins fans lined up to celebrate their World Series champions came when team owner Jeffrey Loria made a simple promise: The team won't be broken up.

McKeon to return as Marlins manager next year

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.

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.

Parades, rallies close book on Marlins' championship season

Red Sox let Little go

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.

McKeon to return as Marlins manager next year
MIAMI -- Jack McKeon got a new car for reaching the World Series. He got a new contract for winning it.

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

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

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.

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.

Odds and Ends
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.

Man accused of forcing woman to marry him so she couldn't testify against him
LEBANON, Ohio -- A man dragged his girlfriend from her apartment by her hair and forced her to marry him in hopes that it would prevent her from testifying against him in a criminal case, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Police investigate neighbor's killing of teen prankster
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Authorities are investigating the death of a 16-year-old who was shot to death by a neighbor while playing a late-night prank.

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.

Tobacco plant to close in 2 years; 2,100 jobs at risk
MACON, Ga. -- Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. is expected to close down operations here within two years, putting 2,100 local jobs in jeopardy.

Owner holds on to history

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

Work on eatery begins in Evans
The addition of a new restaurant in Evans should cap off the development of one busy intersection in Columbia County.

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.

Business briefs

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

Economist: Georgetown Steel closing would be costly
GEORGETOWN, S.C. -- The Grand Strand could lose $200 million if Georgetown Steel remains closed, a Charleston economist says.

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.

Consumer confidence rises in October
NEW YORK -- Signs of improvement in the job market triggered a rebound in a measure of consumers' confidence in the economy in October, a private research group reported Tuesday.

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.

Two tech titans designate each other public enemy No. 1

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.

Inventor is on mission to protect tall fliers' knees

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).

Bank of America to buy FleetBoston for about $47 billion

Tobacco plant to close in 2 years; 2,100 jobs at risk

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.

Consumer confidence rises in October

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.

City lures tourists south
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Cruise passengers Patti and Grant Colbert are just what officials want in Jacksonville.

Fed holds main short-term interest rate at 45-year low
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve held a main short-term interest rate at a 45-year low Tuesday, an effort to keep the economic resurgence moving forward.

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.

City lures tourists south

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

Economist: Georgetown Steel closing would be costly

Fed holds main short-term interest rate at 45-year low

Business briefs
The parent company of Security Federal Bank on Tuesday announced 9 percent increase in profits for the three-month period ending Sept. 30.

Bowden deals with Wake Forest

Bowden deals with Wake Forest
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Forget billy goats, Babe Ruth and South Carolina chickens - Clemson coach Tommy Bowden has a Wake Forest curse to overcome this week.

Sooners' defense looking to make amends against OSU
NORMAN, Okla. -- It was difficult enough trying to slow Oklahoma State's prolific pass-catch combo of Josh Fields and Rashaun Woods the past two seasons.

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

Florida State moves up to third in BCS standings

Clausen SEC offensive player of week

Tuesday morning quarterback

Hurricanes at best in big games

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

Hurricanes at best in big games
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami coach Larry Coker can sense a difference in his players and assistants this week.

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

Trainer helps improve golfers' game

Boost raids, patrols

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

Elect Jimmy Smith
Recently we pined, tongue in cheek, for a couple more U.S. Senate seats for Georgia - three of the candidates to replace Sen. Zell Miller being so attractive we wish we could elect them all.

North Korea progress?
At first President George W. Bush's subtle shift in his policy to discourage North Korea from moving ahead on nuclear-weapons development was termed "laughable" by Pyongyang.

Elect Jimmy Smith

North Korea progress?

A stronger enemy?

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.

Fair has all kinds of attractions
The Columbia County Merchants Fall Fair opens Thursday, with attractions ranging from clowns and crafts to an arm wrestling championship and David Smith, the human cannonball, who will take flight 150-200 feet over the Cyclops ride twice each night.

Stuff to do
In the mood for a musical Halloween? Redbelly performs at the Monsters Ball on Friday at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. Buckner opens the show at 9 p.m., and Redbelly takes the stage at 10 p.m. Admission is $6 if you're in costume, or $11 if not for this all-ages show. Doors open at 8 p.m.

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

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

Halloween event roundup
Here's a list of Halloween happenings.

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.

First-ever 'Looney Tunes' DVD released
That was Warner Bros. response to the backlash from some "Looney Tunes" fans who complain that a handful of their favorite cartoons are missing from the collection of 56 shorts released Tuesday.

Stocks move higher positive economic news

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.

Stocks move higher positive economic news
NEW YORK -- Wall Street shot higher Tuesday after the Federal Reserve's decision to leave rates unchanged bolstered investor confidence that the economy will rebound strongly. The Dow Jones industrials climbed 140 points, its best advance in a month.

Identity Theft Assistance Center to be created
WASHINGTON -- Victims of identity theft can alert banks and credit companies through one-stop dialing, thanks to a pilot program announced Tuesday by the financial services industry.

Firefighters cook up a cookie calendar
Firefighters, known for their talents as hearty firehouse chefs, are evidently adept at something as simple as baking super cookies to munch with their milk.

Dining guide

Small portions

Firefighters cook up a cookie calendar

Small portions
Submerge bunches of leafy greens upside-down in a large bowl or clean sink full of water. Lift them out of the water, leaving the sand at the bottom of the sink. Drain on a cutting board and dry in the salad spinner. Store very cold.

Crabmeat au gratin is something to savor
BATON ROUGE, La. - Catch sight of a bubbly cheese and bread crumb-topped casserole coming to the table and start licking your lips. If its aroma suggests a sea breeze, you're sure to enjoy it. The cook has prepared a classic crabmeat au gratin.

Dining guide
Here is a list of mini-reviews of area restaurants.

Crabmeat au gratin is something to savor

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.

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 brings new dynamic to rivalry with Tiger

Launching drives about more than just clubs and balls

Vijay means victory, but only on the course
Vijay Singh has never had a better year on the golf course.

Shotlink, caddies on another collision course
When the PGA Tour first introduced Shotlink, the statistics-oriented scoring system that tracks each shot by player, caddies scoffed at being asked to supply club selection without compensation.

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.

Launching drives about more than just clubs and balls
The golf ball is placed next to two small tees in the ground, aligned near a gray box that houses a sophisticated camera. A strobe light flashes right after impact. All eyes turn to a monitor that calculates three sets of numbers.

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.

LPGA returning to Tennessee

Shotlink, caddies on another collision course

Vijay means victory, but only on the course

North Augusta's Satcher cleared to play Friday

North Augusta's Satcher cleared to play Friday
North Augusta quarterback Brandon Satcher will be allowed to play Friday after all.

Thrashers edge Leafs in overtime

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.

Hearty Italian soup is nothing to stew over
My family loves it when I serve a hot, hearty soup for supper, so I'm always developing new recipes.

Hearty Italian soup is nothing to stew over

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.

Fort Stewart soldiers seek treatment in Augusta
About 50 soldiers from Fort Stewart will arrive by bus Thursday morning at Fort Gordon, where they will receive medical treatment at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center and live in air-conditioned barracks, according to a spokeswoman for the Army hospital.

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.

Grantham to make economic development a priority

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

Smith will serve District 8 well

Enjoyed 50 Grand in the Sand contest

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.

Smith can work effectively to solve problems

Enjoyed 50 Grand in the Sand contest
Having participated in the recent 50 Grand in the Sand contest held at West Dam Park, I'd like to congratulate the local radio stations, their personnel, sponsors and supporters who made the event such a success! Connie Rukes, Augusta

We need Grantham during these difficult times

Buchwitz has the experience to lead

We need Grantham during these difficult times
Vote for Don Grantham on Nov. 4 to represent Augusta Commission District 10. Mr. Grantham has the vision and the experience to lead Augusta in a way that we can all be proud. Joanne Hadden, Augusta

Buchwitz will ensure progress

Smith can work effectively to solve problems
In November voters of south Richmond County will have the opportunity to fill the District 8 seat on the Augusta Commission. As good citizens, it will behoove each of us to learn as much as possible about the candidates. Kenneth E. McGahee, Hephzibah, Ga.

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.

Buchwitz will ensure progress
I encourage everyone to support Robert Buchwitz in the election for Augusta commissioner. Mr. Buchwitz is an outstanding young man and a devoted family man. My family has known him for many years, and we have watched him grow to be a man of outstanding character, dedicated to making our community a better place to live. He's always willing and eager to help people... Charles T. Dillard, Hephzibah, Ga.

Teachers should receive more respect
There has been a lot of controversy lately about the No Child Left Behind law and school uniforms. I read so many negative things as parents blame teachers for their children's failing grades. Eleanor Hampton, Harlem, 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.

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

Obit pages have some of the liveliest writing

Does watching TV create reading problems for children?

Seniors calendar

Century-old inn goes on list of historic sites

Writer speaks to group of moms

Day of the dead

In the know

In the know

Hollywood takes anti-piracy message to school

Lack of vitamin D made worse in winter

Does watching TV create reading problems for children?
WASHINGTON -- Very young children who live in homes where the television is on most of the time may have more trouble learning how to read than other kids their age, according to a study of media habits of children up to 6 years old.

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.

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.

In the know
TV TONIGHT

Study: Regular aspirin use linked to pancreatic cancer
BOSTON -- A study raises the possibility that frequent use of aspirin, long thought to prevent some kinds of cancer, may actually increase the likelihood of pancreatic tumors, although researchers caution that more study is needed to be sure.

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.

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.

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.

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.

In the know
Do you fear the dreaded "Happy birthday, Merry Christmas" presents because your special day is on or near Christmas? Are ghosts and ghouls present at your Oct. 31 birthday parties?

Lack of vitamin D made worse in winter
WASHINGTON -- Millions of Americans may not get enough vitamin D, a nutrient important for strong bones. It is a problem made worse in the winter, when the sun's rays are not intense enough in most of the country to help bodies make the sunshine vitamin.

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.

Two minutes with Wes Swinson

Lynx missing spark

Female trainer doing her part

Female trainer doing her part
Trish Leslie doesn't think of herself as a pioneer. She's just a woman doing a job she loves.

Slapshots

Two minutes with Wes Swinson
Augusta Lynx defenseman Wes Swinson answers questions for Chronicle staff writer Rob Mueller.

Slapshots
Rookie forward Todd Bennett scored two goals in three games over the weekend and leads the club with three goals.

Lynx missing spark
The spark forward Matt Dzieduszycki provided in the Augusta Lynx's first four games was clearly absent Saturday in a 3-2 loss to Florence.

Victim reports assault, robbery
Authorities were continuing to investigate Tuesday a Harlem man's allegation that he was assaulted, bound in handcuffs, robbed and taken against his will to an isolated area, officials said.

Chaplains coordinate for merger of Chatham County, Savannah police

Working poor families to lose child care vouchers
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- About 4,700 children in working poor families will lose child care vouchers by August, state health officials say.

City's growth stirs emotions

Aiken's growth stirs political threats
AIKEN - The city's political process is becoming increasingly focused on growth and reached a disturbing level before the Aiken City Council's Oct. 13 meeting, Councilwoman Lessie Price said Tuesday.

Couple wanted in Summerville slaying arrested in W. Va.

Kid of the day

Working poor families to lose child care vouchers

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

Repairs take back seat to paving

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RANT for President Bush and his recent comments about the leaking of the name of a CIA operations officer. Mr. Bush stated that if someone in his administration is responsible for the leak, he would "certainly see that the matter was taken care of." That probably means he will direct Attorney General John Ashcroft - who will not use outside, independent counsel for the investigation - to sweep any evidence of the leak so far under the rug not even the moths could find it.

New tag to have limited run

Men indicted in molestations
Three men were indicted by a Richmond County grand jury Tuesday in separate cases of child molestation, including a man is charged with molesting and taking nude photographs of a 12-year-old boy, according to court records.

Airport panel expands list for director

Thurmond left money, papers

Event honors reactor builders

City attorney wants to keep sludge plan

Fire trucks face end of road

Think tank says Catawbas can operate video gambling machines

Lawmakers doubt Congress will foot bill for Atlanta's sewers

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.

Report on Adams' spending to be released Wednesday

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.

Mash minks reintroduced on Dewees Island

New tag to have limited run
Georgia's new car tag with "www.georgia.gov" will be distributed only to commercial vehicles, new vehicles without a transferable tag, new state residents and drivers who purchase specialty tags, beginning Dec. 1.

Rapes grow by 14 percent in South Carolina

Weapon flashed in bank robbery
Authorities are searching for a man they say robbed a west Augusta bank Tuesday morning.

Plan gives tax money to Aiken

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.

Moms, dads play key roles in children's success at school

Food budget dries up for jails

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.

Officials discuss building choices

Police locate missing girl

Seniors, teens may drive again under proposed golf cart bill

State's outhouse expert studies passing trend

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.

Poinsett Bridge gets preservation status

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Repairs take back seat to paving
The Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority agreed Tuesday to improve where you park your car but put off improving where you park your bottom.

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
HILTON HEAD ISLAND - The Cross Island Parkway has failed to break even for the first time in three years.

Across the area

Thurmond left money, papers
AIKEN - Even in death, Strom Thurmond managed to touch lives in the style that made him a political legend.

News you can use

Pregnant contestant concerns school board
At the Academy of Richmond County, homecoming-queen contestants must "serve as a role model for all young ladies." One school board member says being pregnant doesn't qualify.

Event honors reactor builders
The men who helped end the Cold War at Savannah River Site and those at the site responsible for writing the country's next nuclear chapter were among more than 400 people at Tuesday night's 12th annual Edward Teller Lecture and Banquet.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Branden Cornelius Foster, 2, of Augusta.

Edgefield endorses debated district
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Edgefield County school board members resolved a long-debated redistricting problem by approving a compromise plan favored by the minority members of the board.

News you can use
OCT. 29, 1940 Plans for a construction program costing about $35,000 to provide housing facilities for anticipated personnel increases at the Augusta Arsenal were revealed last night.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RANT for President Bush and his recent comments about the leaking of the name of a CIA operations officer. Mr. Bush stated that if someone in his administration is responsible for the leak, he would "certainly see that the matter was taken care of." That probably means he will direct Attorney General John Ashcroft - who will not use outside, independent counsel for the investigation - to sweep any evidence of the leak so far under the rug not even the moths could find it.

Pregnant contestant concerns school board

Airport panel expands list for director
The search committee for a new director at Augusta Regional Airport will meet at 4:15 p.m. Nov. 5 at First Bank on Walton Way to determine the top five candidates.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Officials discuss building choices
Of the four sites being considered for a county courts complex, two would displace property owners and two would not, architects told elected officials Tuesday.

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.

Owners, builders criticize land rules
ATLANTA - Coastal Georgia property owners and builders criticized proposals Tuesday to regulate development on small marsh islands as a plot by environmentalists to take away property rights.

Gwinnett teens sue high school for violating free speech rights
ATLANTA -- Two Snellville students have filed a federal lawsuit against their high school for suspending them over criticisms of a teacher they posted on a Web site.

Weapon flashed in bank robbery

Report on Adams' spending to be released Wednesday
ATHENS, Ga. -- A report detailing University of Georgia President Michael Adams' spending of fund-raising dollars shows that the UGA Foundation, not Adams, is "clearly at fault," a Board of Regents member said Tuesday.

Car-theft suspect arrested after manhunt

Seniors, teens may drive again under proposed golf cart bill
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Two state legislators are pushing a bill on golf carts that will put local governments back in the driver's seat.

Marines arrested in York facing federal charges

Think tank says Catawbas can operate video gambling machines
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- There is no current state law barring the Catawba Indian Nation from operating video gambling machines on reservation land, according to an attorney hired by a conservative think tank.

Claim date is set for checks

Wife of cop killer may be tried as accessory after the fact
BEAUFORT, S.C. -- The wife of convicted cop killer Abdiyyah ben Alkebulanyahh may go to trial as early as February on a charge that she tried to help her husband escape, prosecutors say.

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.

Mash minks reintroduced on Dewees Island
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Four marsh minks were released this week on Dewees Island bringing to 80 the number reintroduced along South Carolina's northern coast in recent years.

Electronic waste poses challenge for S.C. officials

Across the area
A 20-year-old Hephzibah woman said a man assaulted her Monday night outside her home after she accused him and another man of raping her earlier this month, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report.

Across South Carolina

Charleston mayor running hard in "toughest campaign"

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

City's growth stirs emotions
AIKEN - The city's political process is becoming increasingly focused on growth and reached a disturbing level before the Aiken City Council's Oct. 13 meeting, Councilwoman Lessie Price said Tuesday.

Across Georgia

Across Georgia
ATHENS - A 19-year-old University of Georgia student apparently fell from a campus parking garage and died, police said.

Expelled student writer returns to school

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.

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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.

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Fire trucks face end of road
By collectible-car standards, three of the four fire trucks in the Jackson Volunteer Fire Department's bay are antiques.

Priest resigns amid furor over article supporting gay priest

Car-theft suspect arrested after manhunt
Flushed from an abandoned house by bloodhounds, a man who authorities said they believe stole a Cadillac in Richmond County with 3-year-old Dasia Turner in the back seat was arrested shortly after sunset Tuesday the Petticoat Junction community near Beech Island, Aiken County authorities said.

Tybee residents say water contamination notices came too late

Poll: Majority of Georgians would vote for Bush

Board to study courts' location

Moms, dads play key roles in children's success at school
Parents at Warren Road Elementary School pull weeds in the schoolyard, shoot yearbook photos and run the fall carnival. They solicit business donations, operate a Christmas gift store and stack library books.

Kid of the day

Claim date is set for checks
Area residents have until Dec. 5 to claim more than $162,000 in unpaid advance child tax credits from the IRS or wait until they file for 2003.

Columnist backs Augusta center

Marines arrested in York facing federal charges
YORK, S.C. -- Two Marines arrested over the weekend for allegedly stealing military weapons will likely face charges including desertion, officials say.

Deputy's accident to be investigated

Man receives 15 years for shooting his friend
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. -- A 23-year-old man was sentenced to 15 years in jail for fatally shooing his best friend in the head.

Late water notice concerns residents

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.

FBI searching for suspects in Roswell bank robbery

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.

Overpass work progresses

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.

Baker County sheriff acquitted of falsifying police report

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.

California women make pilgrimage to St. John Baptist in Dixiana

Lawmakers doubt Congress will foot bill for Atlanta's sewers
WASHINGTON -- Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin wants Congress to pony up $1 billion to help solve the city's sewer problem, but some in Georgia's delegation are calling the request outrageous while others contend a loan is her best hope.

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.

North Hall residents may lose land to Georgia Power project
GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Residents of North Hall County are hoping they can pool their resources to stop Georgia Power from building a proposed transmission corridor through the area.

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.

Man gets four years as ringleader in home-repair scam
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- A man who pleaded guilty in a home repair scam that bilked a 90-year-old St. Simons Island widow out of nearly a half-million dollars was sentenced to four years in prison.

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.

Couple wanted in Summerville slaying arrested in W. Va.
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. -- Police in West Virginia have arrested two teens wanted in connection with the weekend shotgun slaying of an 18-year-old Summerville man.

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.

Anderson man arrested for embezzling church money
ANDERSON, S.C. -- An Anderson man was arrested on charges of embezzling an estimated $35,000 from the church he has been a member of for 15 years.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Man gets four years as ringleader in home-repair scam

Florida week is a time for anxiety
ATHENS, Ga. - It likely started as a stomach flutter a few weeks back when Florida flashed vital signs in an upset at LSU, but since Georgia was busy burying Tennessee there seemed no cause for grave concern.

Professor charts the science of scary movies
ATLANTA -- We know horror movies aren't real. So why do our hearts pound when we watch them?

Professor charts the science of scary movies

New home-video releases

New home-video releases
Selected home-video releases:

Joshua Bell gets his 'Red Violin'

Rock band wants to relive the past
There's no good rock music anymore. Long gone are the days when bands had different sounds and used the stage not merely as an outlet to sing and play music but as an avenue to connect with their fans through creative outfits, frequent runs and jumps and an elaborate set.

Robbins to host Johnny Cash tribute concert
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tim Robbins will host the Nov. 10 musical tribute to Johnny Cash at the Ryman Auditorium, Cash's longtime manager Lou Robin said Monday.

Sound Bites: Audio Bites
Selected new releases:

Robbins to host Johnny Cash tribute concert

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

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.

Tom Petty receives Legend Award at Radio Music Awards
LAS VEGAS -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers received the Legend Award on Monday at the 2003 Radio Music Awards.

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.

Tom Petty receives Legend Award at Radio Music Awards

Sound Bites: Audio Bites

Swedish museum plans to auction rare Beethoven manuscript

Rock band wants to relive the past

Two wins in a row

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

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.

Pontiac pulls out of NASCAR
Pontiac is pulling out of NASCAR.

Columbia's 'seven brave explorers' enshrined on astronaut memorial mirror

Shaq-Kobe feud leads to Lakers team meeting
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Just a few hours before the start of the regular season Tuesday, all was not well in Lakerland.

Shaq-Kobe feud leads to Lakers team meeting

James to debut in new Nikes
CLEVELAND -- LeBron James' new sneakers should help him drive to the basket.

MNF: Dolphins top Chargers

New secondary to start for Falcons

Football player's wife depicted as threatening, potentially violent

At least two Raiders subpoenas in probe of supplements lab

Football makes way for fire evacuees at Qualcomm

Thousands line up in Tempe for free tickets

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Mr. Jimmy Jackson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Neal (THOMSON, Ga.)

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Mrs. Annie Jones (ROOSEVELT, N.Y.)

Mrs. Josephine Cunningham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lucius Frick (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Laura Mealing (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Melba Terry (TAMPA, Fla.)

Mr. Brett DeLoach, Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Travis Hopkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willard Washington (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

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

Travis Hopkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Joyce Malfi (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leotis Mazone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Naomi Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne Herrington (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Lucius Frick (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Jones (ROOSEVELT, N.Y.)

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Region 3-AAA split up

Wilkins tops class of inductees

FDA says new steroid THG is illegal, could pose health risks

Clijsters back at No. 1

Overtime

Committee set to hear complaints

Sweepstakes event is all in a day's work

Hamm leads national team for Mexico match

Roddick, Ferrero struggle at Paris Masters

AP Interview: Top track official sees pattern of doping abuse

Overtime

Overtime
In Stockbridge, Ga., Augusta State junior Lauren Smith grabbed her second career second-place finish Tuesday at the John Kirk/Lady Panther Invitational at Eagles Landing Country Club.

Holyfield not ready to quit yet, says he will fight on
Evander Holyfield isn't ready to quit yet.

Sweepstakes event is all in a day's work
Some riders run in the Sweepstakes for practice. For Mike Berberich, Tuesday's event was another day at the office.

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.

Region 3-AAA split up
FORSYTH, Ga. - The Georgia High School Association Realignment Committee helped Region 3-AAA sub-divide for the 2004-06 seasons, but to Burke County athletic director Wade Marchman, not all was solved at Tuesday's meeting.

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.

Realignment runaround ends
FORSYTH, Ga. - The region realignment carousel that has flung three Columbia County schools from Athens to Atlanta and then to Macon and Savannah finally stopped Tuesday.

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.

FDA says new steroid THG is illegal, could pose health risks
WASHINGTON -- The newly detected steroid that is casting a shadow on Olympic and professional sports is an illegal drug that may pose considerable health risks, the government warned Tuesday.

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.

Roddick, Ferrero struggle at Paris Masters
PARIS -- U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick and Juan Carlos Ferrero won tough matches Tuesday in advancing to the third round of the Masters.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Florida week is a time for anxiety

Columbia's 'seven brave explorers' enshrined on astronaut memorial mirror
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Remembered as seven brave explorers, the Columbia astronauts were honored Tuesday with the unveiling of their names carved into the national Space Mirror Memorial, just six miles from where they rocketed into orbit nine months ago.

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.

World Series gives Fox third straight ratings win
NEW YORK -- Baseball's postseason renaissance led Fox to its third straight weekly win in the prime-time ratings, a first-ever accomplishment.

Court upholds rule requiring digital tuners on television sets
WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a government rule requiring all but the smallest new televisions to have tuners that can receive digital TV signals by July 2007.

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

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

World Series gives Fox third straight ratings win

Court upholds rule requiring digital tuners on television sets

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.

ABC News reconstructs Kennedy assassination

Stuff to do

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

Critical choice

First-ever 'Looney Tunes' DVD released

Extras, extras

Fair has all kinds of attractions

Florida's Leak still learning

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.

Injured Dawgs limp into homestretch
ATHENS, Ga. -- If this keeps up, Georgia might have trouble finding enough players to finish the season.

Loss to rival leaves bad taste

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.

Injured Dawgs limp into homestretch

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

Team hopes to end skid

Bryant has neck surgery, lost for season

Florida's Leak still learning
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida freshman quarterback Chris Leak once threw four interceptions in the second quarter of a game his sophomore year at Charlotte, N.C.'s Independence High School.

Loss to rival leaves bad taste
ATHENS, Ga. - A mere mention of the play turns Georgia's David Pollack from engaging to edgy.

Holtz worries about Gamecocks defense stopping Manning

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?

Trainer helps improve golfers' game
In a small studio tucked away in a nondescript industrial park on Flowing Wells Road in Martinez, Jay Garrison makes Augusta's best amateur golfers better.

Some teens look forward to dressing up, eating candy

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.

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.

Your style

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.

Advice line

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.

Many legends have basis in truth

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.

4-1-1
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).

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

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

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.

Don't miss the bus

Audio best

Man accused of forcing woman to marry him so she couldn't testify against him

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Nasal Rangers sniff out odors at factory farms

Alligator gets loose in airliner baggage compartment