Author focus on U.S. aerial might during World War II

Author puts life into perspective with 'Five People'

Book embraces wonder of New York
New York serves as the backdrop for so many memoirs and coming-of-age stories that it almost seems as though the city would have worn out its welcome on the printed page.

Arts calendar
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Book embraces wonder of New York

Author puts life into perspective with 'Five People'
DETROIT - Mitch Albom promised he wouldn't rush into anything after his 1997 best seller, Tuesdays With Morrie.

Author focus on U.S. aerial might during World War II
James Bradley, author of Flags of Our Fathers, offers a second book about World War II and a small but strategic Pacific island.

Arts calendar

Sosa staying with the Cubs
CHICAGO -- Sammy Sosa is happy right where he is. Sosa turned down a chance to pursue free agency Friday, announcing that he is keeping the last two seasons of his four-year contract with the Chicago Cubs. He will earn $33 million over the remainder of the deal.

Yankees decline options on Osuna, White
NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees declined to exercise 2004 options for right-hander Antonio Osuna and left-hander Gabe White on Friday.

Torre convinced Zimmer won't return

Pitcher keeps Greenbrier at bay

Torre convinced Zimmer won't return
NEW YORK -- Yankees manager Joe Torre is sure Don Zimmer won't return as his bench coach next season.

Sosa staying with the Cubs

Yankees decline options on Osuna, White

Pitcher keeps Greenbrier at bay
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Hardaway coach Marty Richburg liked the position his team was in on Friday.

Almanac has forecasts for more than just weather

Competitive teen surfer loses arm in shark attack
LIHUE, Hawaii -- A shark bit off the left arm of a 13-year-old competitive surfer Friday morning while she was lying on her board in clear water, authorities said.

Naked karaoke causes stir
BERLIN, Conn. -- You'll need to strip yourself of more than your inhibition and bare more than your soul if you want to take part in karaoke at the Berlin Station Cafe.

Odds and Ends
GREAT FALLS, Mont. -- The busiest street in Great Falls became a home for roaming buffalo.

High school girls nab man suspected of flashing
PHILADELPHIA -- About 20 Catholic school girls chased down a man who had been flashing them near their high school, tackled him to the ground and held him there until police arrived, authorities said.

On the move

Business calendar

Companies use salvaged materials for new products

MCI Chapter 11 plan to emerge from bankruptcy approved

Companies use salvaged materials for new products
Christian Millworks looks like a termite's paradise and a carpenter's nightmare.

Agency moves into new offices
The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce this week moved a few of its officers and staffers across Broad Street to the Wachovia building to ease crowded working conditions.

Busines briefs

Temporary ban on taxing Internet service runs out
WASHINGTON -- A moratorium on taxing Internet services expires Saturday, and a push to extend it is bogged down by concerns that making the ban permanent would curb the ability of state and local governments to collect traditional telecommunication taxes.

Group names first inductees for hall of fame

On the move
Christopher M. Peterson has been named assistant professor of dermatology and dermatologic surgery at the Medical College of Georgia Department of Medicine. Dr. Peterson was chief resident in the MCG Section of Dermatology.

Business calendar
Tuesday: APICS Augusta chapter course on master planning of resources. Three-day course focuses on planning and production scheduling to achieve efficiency in an organization. Courses are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; also on Nov. 11 and 18; $350 for APICS members, others $425; Club Car Technical Training Center, 4125 Washington Road. Call Jan Kelsch at 228-2696 or e-mail tianna.rowell@juno.com.

Temporary ban on taxing Internet service runs out

Consumer spending has biggest drop in year

Agency moves into new offices

Number of retired cell phones expected to grow sharply

Number of retired cell phones expected to grow sharply
NEW YORK -- If predictions hold true, millions of cell phones will be put out to pasture starting in late November under a new rule allowing people to keep their phone numbers when switching cellular carriers.

Group names first inductees for hall of fame
Six people deemed "outstanding business leaders" by Junior Achievement of Augusta will be the first inductees in the group's CSRA Business Hall of Fame.

Business briefs
Twenty-four area residents graduated this week from the new Contractor's College Program, which provides hands-on training to small business owners and minority and female business owners.

Busines briefs
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT CASTLEBERRY/SNOW'S BRANDS INC. HEADQUARTERS:1621 15th St., Augusta

Consumer spending has biggest drop in year
WASHINGTON -- Consumers kept a tighter grip on their wallets in September, trimming spending by 0.3 percent after a summertime shopping spree that propelled a third quarter of strong economic growth.

Options help business owners plan for retirement
Many small-business owners worry about retiring some day, and they need to begin planning for it now.

MCI Chapter 11 plan to emerge from bankruptcy approved
NEW YORK -- The judge overseeing MCI's bankruptcy approved the company's plan to emerge from the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history, a financial reorganization that will pay back most creditors 36 cents on the dollar and erase $35 billion of debt.

Accusations fly as fast as paintballs

Accusations fly as fast as paintballs
Was District 8 Commission candidate Robert Buchwitz a marked man last weekend when two teens shot a paintball gun in his vicinity?

Clemson expecting to struggle with Wake Forest offense

Barclay runs over Clemson

Clemson expecting to struggle with Wake Forest offense
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- With a dominant running game that relies on reverses and an occasional trick play, Wake Forest's offense has become difficult to contain.

Clemson's Aderhold says she'll go full out

Barclay runs over Clemson
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Chris Barclay has had a hard time forgetting his costly fumble in last year's loss to Clemson.

Clemson's Aderhold says she'll go full out
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson senior guard Julie Aderhold talks extensively of her team's prospects for the season. She discusses life without former star teammate Chrissy Floyd. And she easily jokes about her "east Tennessee accent."

Valdosta State keeps winning with new quarterback
Buster Faulkner threw for nearly 4,000 yards last season for Valdosta State - and lost his job. But the Blazers haven't missed a beat with new quarterback Barrett Wilkes.

SEC roundup

Valdosta State keeps winning with new quarterback

Game of the week
The Eagles, who have won six straight league titles, are eliminated from contention for a seventh crown. Georgia Southern is also all but eliminated from the Division I-AA playoffs.

Citadel to retire Small's jersey
Everything John Small does in his life has a purpose.

Game of the week

Citadel to retire Small's jersey

Florida State shuts out Notre Dame
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Chris Rix got revenge of historic proportion on Notre Dame.

Health of tailbacks an issue as Arkansas visits Kentucky

Top 25 roundup
NORMAN, Okla. - Bob Stoops silently stewed as he listened to the chatter coming from Oklahoma State all week.

SEC roundup
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Chris Hannon caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Casey Clausen to help No. 19 Tennessee overcome a lackluster effort and beat Duke 23-6 Saturday.

Florida State shuts out Notre Dame

Top 25 roundup

Health of tailbacks an issue as Arkansas visits Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Will the return of its top two tailbacks, even if only in a supporting role, be enough for Arkansas to snap a three-game losing streak? Can Kentucky start offensively where it ended last week, when it scored 42 points in 35 minutes?

Elect Don Grantham
No-brainer. Slam dunk. Easy as pie.

We must make things
China, hoping to smooth the way for Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to the United States in early December, has let it be known it will soon purchase billions of dollars of American goods, including airplanes, jet engines and auto parts. There's also word it's going to buy a lot of U.S. cotton for its thriving textile industry.

Price controls no cure
Because Americans are paying so much for prescription drugs - much more than consumers in other nations - liberals and many Democrats are accusing U.S. pharmaceutical companies of selfishly fattening their bottom line at the expense of the nation's ill and elderly.

From dream to nightmare
Zero tolerance can't mean zero common sense.

We must make things

From dream to nightmare

Elect Don Grantham

Price controls no cure

$1.4 billion settlement approved to restore investors' trust
NEW YORK -- A federal judge Friday approved a settlement by which the nation's biggest brokerage firms will pay $1.4 billion to resolve charges they gave biased stock ratings.

Shares rise despite downbeat economic report

Bond prices rise, yields fall
NEW YORK -- Bond prices rose Friday, as traders corrected positions and looked ahead to next week's economic reports.

Shares rise despite downbeat economic report
NEW YORK -- The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed to its highest level in 17 months Friday as strong earnings and merger news helped the stock market shake off a weak consumer spending report. The three main gauges posted a weekly and monthly gain.

More departures pressure mutual fund company wounded by scandal

More departures pressure mutual fund company wounded by scandal
BOSTON -- Concerns about a possible mass exodus from Putnam Investments worsened Friday when pension funds in New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Iowa joined the list of big customers who have fired the company.

Fund scandal gets personal as allegations reach top

Fund scandal gets personal as allegations reach top
NEW YORK -- The mutual funds scandal has taken on a new, potentially much more damaging dimension with accusations that fund managers and top executives engaged in their own improper trading at the expense of other customers.

Defense shines for Southern
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The final 40 minutes of Saturday's football game turned out to be a lot better than the first 20 for Georgia Southern.

Teams share multitude of problems
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Just when you think you have problems, you'll find someone with a sadder story.

Defense shines for Southern

Goosen stays in Florida and takes the lead

Ahn leads in South Korea, with Pak four strokes back
JEJU ISLAND, South Korea -- Teenager Ahn Shi-hyun tied a course record Friday with a 7-under-par 65, giving her a one-stroke lead in the first round of an LPGA tournament.

Couch holds four-shot lead in Nationwide Tour Championship

Prairie Dunes to host 2006 U.S. Senior Open
FAR HILLS, N.J. -- Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan., will host the 2006 U.S. Senior Open.

Couch holds four-shot lead in Nationwide Tour Championship
PRATTVILLE, Ala. -- Chris Couch shot a 7-under-par 65 Saturday to take a four-stroke lead after three rounds at the Nationwide Tour Championship.

Golf capsules

Golf capsules
PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- Retief Goosen looked unflappable as ever Saturday at the Chrysler Championship on his way to a 4-under-par 67 and a two-stroke lead.

Goosen stays in Florida and takes the lead
PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- A poor finish last week might work out just fine for Retief Goosen, who decided to stay in Florida instead going to Spain and wound up the 36-hole leader Friday in the Chrysler Championship.

Playoffs rest on Gregg's shoulders

Silver Bluff handles rival

Jefferson County routs Musketeers

Briarwood tops Brentwood

Silver Bluff opens playoffs at home

Lincoln County blanks Johnson County

Prep football roundup

Backup keys Thomson win

Golden Hawks clinch region with shutout

Butler does it in second half

Prep football scores

Hephzibah defense rules

Strom Thurmond clinches second-place in region

North Augusta in control

Laney's speed is too much

Jefferson County routs Musketeers
The Jefferson County Warriors continued their quest for a shot at the Region 3-AAA title with a 42-14 win over the Richmond Academy Musketeers at ARC Stadium on Saturday night.

Prep football roundup
WINDER, Ga. - Only three ranked teams in The Associated Press high school football polls suffered losses Friday night, and the highest ranked team to fall was previously undefeated Cedar Shoals, No. 8 in Class AAAA.

North Augusta in control
AIKEN - After a week of rulings and decisions off the field, North Augusta coach Joe Long didn't want to make too much out of his team's position in Region 4-AAAA.

Butler does it in second half
Throughout much of the season, it has been said that Butler is a second half team. Friday night was no different.

Silver Bluff opens playoffs at home
Silver Bluff's offense appears to be back on track.

Laney's speed is too much
On the pinky of his left hand, Laney wide receiver Robert Dunn taped his finger and scrawled out the message, "Uncle Lawrence, RIP."

Hephzibah defense rules
A strong defensive showing by Hephzibah shattered Lakeside's hopes for a homecoming victory Friday night.

Golden Hawks clinch region with shutout
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Tyree Burnett scored three times as Washington County blanked Josey 48-0 on Friday to win the Region 3-AAA title.

Prep football scores
Here are scores from Friday's prep football games.

Strom Thurmond clinches second-place in region
JOHNSTON, S.C. - The Rebels blocked a game-tying extra point with no time left to clinch second-place in Region 5-AAA.

Playoffs rest on Gregg's shoulders
Too many big plays for Laney. Too much speed against Westside. Not nearly enough Duane Gregg.

Screven County increases win streak
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Screven County rebounded from last week's upset loss to Swainsboro to win its 20th consecutive road game.

Silver Bluff handles rival
PETTICOAT JUNCTION - When he was hired as Silver Bluff's head football coach 11 years ago, Al Lown was given some friendly advice.

Lincoln County blanks Johnson County
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. - Unbeaten and top-ranked Lincoln County rolled over Region 7-A rival Johnson County.

Backup keys Thomson win
Halloween was scary for Thomson. The Bulldogs lost both top running backs Antwan Johnson and Demarcus Wilson to injuries but managed to hold on for the 27-21 win at Greenbrier on Friday night.

Edmund Burke dominates Curtis Baptist
Senior fullback Matt Latham rushed 16 times for 179 yards and scored four times to help Edmund Burke rout Curtis Baptist.

Briarwood tops Brentwood
WARRENTON, Ga. - Bob Wills and Jeff Kent both ran for two touchdowns as Briarwood beat Brentwood for the regular reason GISA Region I-AA championship.

Capitals top Thrashers
WASHINGTON -- It took a teenager to snap the Washington Capitals' six-game losing streak.

Capitals top Thrashers

Almanac has forecasts for more than just weather
Are we in for a cold winter? Are we in for a dry spring? Will it rain during Masters Week? The answers, I am told, are: Yes, no and yes.

Hannah the one to turn commission around

Vote for Buchwitz a vote for citizens' control
While the national media focus is on the 2004 presidential/congressional elections, the election most important to Augustans is beginning to heat up. Having participated in candidate forums with AARP and the Democratic Party, I believe we are lucky to have the quality candidates who are competing for city commission seats in districts 2, 8 and 10. Walter S. Williams, Augusta

Outgoing commissioner supports Smith in District 8
Having considered the candidates vying for the District 8 Augusta Commission seat, my family and I support Jimmy Smith. Ulmer Bridges, Hephzibah, Ga.

Urges passage Kroger rezoning request

Urges passage Kroger rezoning request
I am an owner of property in the proposed development on Furys Ferry, Blackstone Camp and Evans-To-Locks roads. The Kroger food chain wishes to build at this location due to the large amount of homes in the area and the convergence of major arteries. I, along with thousands of others, ride right through this intersection daily, commuting from downtown and other areas to home. It would be nice if this development were allowed to proceed. This development would keep many of the people who live nearby away from the Evans Towne Center (major congestion) and would keep citizens like myself from making a second trip out to buy groceries. There is also more growth anticipated in the Evans Towne Center. ... Billy Franke, Evans, Ga.

Complainer will benefit from Grantham's election

Outraged by editorials on Limbaugh and Robertson

Outraged by editorials on Limbaugh and Robertson
I know these two men don't need me to defend them, but I can't begin to describe my disgust at your diatribe against Rush Limbaugh ("Limbaugh's folly") and the Rev. Pat Robertson ("This isn't Christianity") in your paper on Oct. 14.

Labeling Rivera a conservative laughable
Robert Reardon's letter of Oct. 14, "Conservatives' actions not protected," where he describes Geraldo Rivera as a conservative is laughable. Alan R. Jackson, Hephzibah, Ga

Complainer will benefit from Grantham's election
Regarding a complaint in the Oct. 24 Chronicle concerning Don Grantham's $12,000 anticipated income as commissioner: This minuscule amount per year is negligible to most people in business today. Bud Carter, Evans, Ga.

Labeling Rivera a conservative laughable

Hannah has a heart for service
Like many Augustans, I have followed with interest the races for the Augusta Commission. But it's hard to keep my interest when we see the same old faces from the same old crowds running for office. Greg Capers, Augusta

Keep Smith fighting for us

Hannah has a heart for service

'God Squad's' teachings are false

Candidate hopeful throws support to Smith
I qualified to run in the District 8 Augusta Commission race this year. My candidacy had support from many people in south Augusta. I had ideas that were different from those previously put forth by other elected officials and candidates. I wanted to represent District 8, primarily the employees of Augusta-Richmond County and, secondly, the overall government operation. Thomas Atkins, Hephzibah, Ga.

'God Squad's' teachings are false
The Holy Bible warns us to beware of false teachers who will say good sounding-things, but their teachings are from Satan. The Rev. Paul L. Cook, Augusta

Hannah the one to turn commission around
Charlie Hannah has gained the attention and respect of local political powers ... regardless of their failure to make a public stand for what is best for the community. Mr. Hannah set a course to become our commissioner and has done well with the campaign. ... Warren Williams, Augusta

Keep Smith fighting for us
On Tuesday we have the opportunity to elect a man who truly cares about the community and south Augusta - Jimmy Smith, the District 8 candidate seeking a seat on the Augusta Commission. Billy Jones, Hephzibah, Ga.

Aunt wants to express disapproval

In the know

From sculpture to fashion, colored duct tape all the rage

2004 Acura TL sedan also has first-ever DVD-Audio surround sound

Grand Canal takes tourists through heart of artsy Venice

Woman's downtown apartment is a block from her birthplace

Aunt wants to express disapproval
Dear Carson: My 35-year-old niece has a college degree, but has been working in a bar for five years. A little more than a year ago, she announced the impending birth of a child from a liaison she had with a man who has had a least one marriage and a child he supports. The advice of my brother (my niece's father) is liberal, usually rationalizing all behaviors as learning experiences and "finding one's way." Though shocked at the birth, I accepted the situation but let my feelings be known to my brother.

Woman's downtown apartment is a block from her birthplace
The view from Frances "Bunny" Davis' 15th-floor apartment in St. John Towers on Greene Street takes in Augusta's southern horizon.

2004 Acura TL sedan also has first-ever DVD-Audio surround sound
After years of pleasant-looking but conservative styling, Acura is finally designing boldly. And there's no better car to receive compelling, even emotional exterior styling than Acura's best-selling model, the TL sedan.

Home front
It's the last day for Historic Augusta's 11th Annual Antiques Show and Sale, which will be from noon to 5 p.m. at the Old Medical College of Georgia, 598 Telfair St.

From sculpture to fashion, colored duct tape all the rage
CLEVELAND -- Todd Scott would use metallic gold to make a jacket fit for the King. Thirteen-year-old Sydney Hunt envisions a maroon handbag, maybe with matching red beads. Lindsey Parker has dreams of a steel blue dress.

In the know
The Augusta-area AARP Tax-Aide program is now accepting applications from volunteers who want to help senior citizens with their income taxes.

Grand Canal takes tourists through heart of artsy Venice
VENICE - Some travel truths are self-evident. As the Great Wall of China is great indeed, so Venice's Grand Canal is grand beyond compare.

Greenough brings edge to Augusta

Goaltender has new perspective on life
Hockey has been Jeff Salajko's life for as long as he can remember.

Pride score early, stop Lynx late

Pride score early, stop Lynx late
FLORENCE, S.C. - Four different Florence players scored to take down Augusta for the second time in a week, 4-2 Friday night.

Greenough brings edge to Augusta
The Augusta Lynx added toughness and size to their lineup Friday with the signing of left winger Nick Greenough.

Goaltender has new perspective on life

Poll shows Clark taking lead in South Carolina

Judge sentences men in sex cases

Gun discovery leads to arrest
An Augusta man was arrested Friday morning at the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building after county marshals found a loaded handgun in a holster in his pants.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH -A Savannah man baby-sitting a 3-year-old is accused of killing the child.

School puts on anti-drug parade

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON -A week after the movie Radio premiered around the nation, the man whose life inspired the film awoke to find his room engulfed in flames.

Judge sentences men in sex cases
Two young men must register as sex offenders and face punishment in two separate cases of inappropriate sexual conduct with children, a Richmond County judge said Friday.

Across the area
Stephanie Stallings was named the Academy of Richmond County's 2003-04 homecoming queen Saturday night.

Savannah mayor race tightens

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia

DOE mock attacks test security at SRS
Decked out in camouflage fatigues and black ski masks, 15 men from the Savannah River Site's equivalent of a SWAT team prepared for a mock terrorist attack.

Correction
An item in the Applause section of Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle contained incorrect information on an Augusta Choral Society concert. The choral society performs Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem at 8 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St. The performance will be preceded by a lecture by William Dolen at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. For more information, call 826-4713.

Sights, smells draw fair patrons
The reasons to go to the fair are many, but fun was the common denominator Saturday.

Cemetery nears completion
By next summer, Columbia County will have more space for residents who want to stay there permanently.That's when developer Aaron Sullivan Jr. said the first section of his long-discussed, 110-acre cemetery is expected to open, making it the county's first major cemetery in decades.

Residents speak out on Kroger
In the neighborhoods off one stretch of Furys Ferry Road, the topic of many discussions in recent weeks has been encroaching commercial development.

Witness follows man from bank to nearby Wendy's
AIKEN - Robbing a bank was apparently hungry work.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Demi Laurence of Martinez.

Aiken County mails out property tax bills
AIKEN - A line of weary taxpayers Friday snaked from the Aiken County tax collector's window almost to the building's entrance.

News you can use
NOV. 2, 1970 Augusta government will be busy today with both a recount of the votes cast in the Oct. 13 council election and a regular meeting of the City Council. Last week the council granted the recount to 1st Ward Councilman J.C. Anderson, who lost his post to Russell F. Malone.

Aiken County mails out property tax bills

Prison system ranks boot camps low
ATLANTA - In a state prison system that's bursting at the seams, Georgia's military-style boot camps stand in sharp contrast.

Kid of the Day

Club's fancy-looking participants take in Aiken's sights
AIKEN - Clopping along at the speed of a single horse while perched on the cushioned seat of a carriage that echoes an earlier and slower-paced time, Mary Katherine Philipp and her mother, Arline, missed none of the things they usually don't notice while riding in the close confines of a car.

Witness follows man from bank to nearby Wendy's

County finalists recall their love of teaching
The seven finalists for Richmond County Teacher of the Year were asked for some words of wisdom for other teachers.

Savannah mayor race tightens
SAVANNAH, Ga. - For months, the race to replace two-term Savannah Mayor Floyd Adams Jr. seemed as genteel as this coastal city's reputation for Southern hospitality and often as bland as a bowl of grits.

Politics differ in regions
AIKEN - In a political time long gone but not forgotten, the indelible mark of a South Carolina politician was place of birth and upbringing.

Across South Carolina
MONCKS CORNER - Two teens sought in the shooting death of an 18-year-old Summerville man surrendered to authorities.

Drug court treats teens' lives
AIKEN - In the courtroom of Judge Larry Inabinet, three new entrants in Aiken County's juvenile drug court stand silently and hear the rules they will live under for the next six to 12 months.

News you can use
NOV. 1, 1974 WAYNESBORO, Ga. - One Augusta man is dead and a Richmond County deputy remains in serious condition after a prisoner en route to Reidsville State Prison grabbed a gun and fired upon both men yesterday.

Districts establish eligibility of voters
Election Day is two days away, but hundreds of ballots already have been cast in Richmond County, officials report.

Census: Blacks settling in South at record pace, reversing historic trend
ATLANTA -- For Carol Baldwin, moving to the South meant she could get an education, find a job and hopefully start a family among a growing community of like-minded blacks.

Some candidates have run into trouble
Some people who want to be your leaders don't always lead when it comes to paying their taxes and bills - or staying clear of the law.

Across the area
A Richmond County judge on Friday sentenced a man accused of having sex with an underage girl during summer 2002.

New ethics law yields different interpretations
A Georgia law that went into effect this year was supposed to hold candidates for public office to a higher standard.

Hotels, cities prepare for swarm of Georgia, Florida fans for game
ST. MARYS, Ga. - Just because the Georgia-Florida football game takes place to the south of the St. Marys River doesn't mean the home state of the Bulldogs won't see some economic impact from today's annual border war.

Mayors, council on Burke ballots
Waynesboro residents will decide Tuesday whether alcohol can be served in the city.

Record rainfall for '03 falters
The Augusta area is still nearly 12 inches above normal rainfall for the year, but weather officials say 2003 probably won't go down as a record-breaking year for precipitation.

Patients flood emergency rooms
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Some emergency rooms are getting so crowded that patients are being given beepers similar to those handed out to customers waiting for a table at a restaurant.

Rants and raves
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Airman's violence stuns friends
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A friend and former supervisor of a newlywed airman from Georgia, who was shot to death by a deputy during a domestic dispute, reacted with surprise that his friend could have been involved in such violence.

Across the area

Report calls for change to UGA Foundation
ATHENS, Ga. - A secret report scrutinizes the group of fund-raisers who commissioned an audit that was critical of University of Georgia President Michael Adams' money management.

Yarbrough: Iraq soldiers deserve 1st-class treatment

Island boasts good turtle season
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - An above-average number of hatchlings made it out of their nests this season, turtle protection workers report.

Adams report divides board

Postwar injuries swamp doctors
FORT STEWART, Ga. - Maj. Mike Kissenberth is scheduled to perform surgery in two hours, just enough time to see a dozen clinic patients before he heads upstairs to scrub.

Census: Blacks settling in South at record pace, reversing historic trend

Polling places
Area voting locations

Savannah battles its greasy sewers

Burke County election ballots
Sample ballot for Burke County races

Gun discovery leads to arrest

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Inmate on death row is denied clemency
ATLANTA - The state parole board denied clemency Friday for a man convicted of killing a go-go dancer, clearing the way for his execution by lethal injection Tuesday.

Mayors, council on Burke ballots

Kid of the Day
Carson Klein of Harlem is today's Kid of the Day.

Patients flood emergency rooms

Savannah battles its greasy sewers
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Blame Southern cooking.The grease, lard and butter that make it tasty are also making trouble in a surprising place: city sewers.

Polling places

Across Georgia
DORAVILLE - An apartment complex in DeKalb County was evacuated Friday after one of the units had a mercury spill.

Island boasts good turtle season

Yarbrough: Iraq soldiers deserve 1st-class treatment
Perhaps you read recently that Les Brownlee, the secretary of the Army, said he is going to improve conditions for members of the National Guard and the Army reservists at Fort Stewart who are living in barracks without indoor toilets and who are receiving inadequate medical care. When Mr. Brownlee brings that little matter under control, he might want to wing his way to Iraq and see the shabby treatment reservists and guardsmen are getting there.

Postwar injuries swamp doctors

School puts on anti-drug parade
Grovetown Elementary School pupils and staffers marched, stepped and jumped Friday to draw attention to Red Ribbon Week.

Sights, smells draw fair patrons

Phinizy swamp opens new visitors center
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park will open a third new building this weekend at its campus nestled within a swamp that once drained Augusta's sewage.

Across the area

Disc golf group signs off on move
The Thumber. The Scooby. The Worm Burner.These are a few of the shots in disc golf that the sport's enthusiasts hope will become as well known to Augustans as the fade, hook and chip. The Professional Disc Golf Association will try to make that a reality with its plans to make the Augusta area the epicenter of the disc golf world.

Airman's violence stuns friends

Actor compliments Savannah
SAVANNAH, Ga. - If Savannah had cheeks, she would have been blushing Wednesday night.

Residents speak out on Kroger

Rants and raves
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Drug court treats teens' lives

Adams report divides board
ATHENS, Ga. - The day after a report was made public chronicling University of Georgia President Michael Adams' alleged misuse of donor dollars, sentiment within the UGA Foundation - the steward of that money - was mixed.

Across Georgia

Division will talk about air pollution
Georgia's Environmental Protection Division will hold a public meeting in Augusta on Nov. 18 to discuss the hazards of excess particulate in our atmosphere.

Districts establish eligibility of voters

Official says suspect in theft is flight risk
A Richmond County judge denied bond Friday for a man accused of breaking into and taking more than $1,000 in alcoholic beverages from a high-end Augusta restaurant last week.

Club's fancy-looking participants take in Aiken's sights

Treats, not tricks
Martie Haywood, a records clerk for the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, hands out bags of candy to children.

Prison system ranks boot camps low

Cities mull new law on elections
AIKEN - There are 14 people running for seats on elected councils across Aiken County, but only four will be voted on during Tuesday's general election.

Politics differ in regions

Phinizy swamp opens new visitors center

Some candidates have run into trouble

Division will talk about air pollution

Correction

Inmate on death row is denied clemency

DOE mock attacks test security at SRS

Cemetery nears completion

Across South Carolina

Disc golf group signs off on move

Burke County election ballots

Treats, not tricks

Kid of the Day

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County finalists recall their love of teaching

County hires lawyer for Commandments case
WINDER, Ga. - The Barrow County Commission has hired Virginia lawyer Herb Titus to defend the county in a highly publicized Ten Commandments lawsuit filed Sept. 17 by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Report calls for change to UGA Foundation

New ethics law yields different interpretations

Cities mull new law on elections

Gators pack bigger bite once again
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - You could see it in the dazed stares of the Georgia fans. You could hear it in the desperate pleas from the Bulldogs' players. You could sense it from the delirious peals of glee wafting over from the Florida half of Alltel Stadium.

Bands and fans give back to communities they visit

Los Lonely Boys earning fans with Tex-Mex rock
SARATOGA, Calif. -- Three Mexican-American brothers from dusty, middle-of-nowhere West Texas move to Nashville to break into the music business and catch the ears of country icon Willie Nelson, who makes them superstars.

Los Lonely Boys earning fans with Tex-Mex rock

Bands and fans give back to communities they visit
ALBANY, N.Y. -- When these musicians come to town, you might have to hide the groceries instead of the women and children.

Drivers just want to finish
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Todd Bodine and Ward Burton don't have the same kind of goals as most drivers.

San Diego fires have impact on race
AVONDALE, Ariz. - The Southern California fires might be 365 miles away, but Phoenix International Raceway will be feeling their effects this weekend.

Drivers just want to finish

Kenseth's qualifying not improving as he nears title

San Diego fires have impact on race

Kenseth's qualifying not improving as he nears title
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- His qualifying isn't making it any easier for Matt Kenseth to wrap up his first Winston Cup championship.

White House Web site packed full of scary stories
WASHINGTON -- Doors mysteriously banging shut. Late-night noises from a deserted third floor. Apparitions of Abraham Lincoln.

White House Web site packed full of scary stories

Hawks lose to Bulls
CHICAGO -- Scottie Pippen knows when his leadership is needed.

Shaq says feud with Bryant is over

Shaq says feud with Bryant is over
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Shaquille O'Neal ended his media boycott Friday, saying he and Kobe Bryant need each other and he's put the feud with his Los Angeles Lakers teammate behind him.

NFL power rankings

Eagles expecting easier time against Vick-less Falcons

Vick-McNabb II not quite like their first meeting

Mr. Jack Hopkins    (BLYTHE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ruth Ivey (EVANS, Ga.)

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Mr. Robert Mobley (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Josephine Cunningham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Verna Landy (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Jeannette Ward (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Mann (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Artie Watson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mozelle Swain (MAYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. LaFayette Stewart, Sr. (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Belle Liverman (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Ehrman Eldridge (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ret. Sgt. Maj. Herman Hall (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Clarice Bonner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lizzie Bowen (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Gaetanna Lariscy (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Florine Hobbs (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Hurt (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. William Sullivan (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Artrice Walters (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. VyVyan Trotter (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)

Ms. Canisia Kelly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wilbur Morgan Jr. (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Sara Sanders (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Clara Hanvey (McCORMICK, S.C.)

Ms. Darlene Craig (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Grant (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Flake (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Rev. Clara Elam (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Johnson (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Seals Shelton (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Agnes Hinton (ARLINGTON, Va.)

Mrs. Jeannette Ward (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Reginald Doctor (HYATTSVILLE, Md.)

Mr. Frampton Durban Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Dendy (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Odom (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Flake (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Riders prepare for every aspect before the big event

Slutskaya recovering from hospital stay

Marathon defending champions return to New York

Area sports announcements

Overtime

Blind racer challenges for barrel horse title

Women take center stage at NYC Marathon

Overtime

Overtime
They won the game, but the Pottsville (Pa.) Maroons still won't get the championship trophy.

Loss helps Whitfield remain calm in ring
He was physically stronger than Yan Bartellemi Valera, and he stayed with the Cuban for most of the match.

Marathon defending champions return to New York
NEW YORK -- Rodgers Rop and Joyce Chepchumba train together, and they won the 2002 New York City Marathon together.

N.C. man earns record time, championship
Jamey Hunt knocked over the last barrel at an Ohio show one week ago. During his second run Friday, he repeated the trend.

Hardaway wins Class AAAA title
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Hardaway senior Allison Bullard stood on the field near her cousin, Mimi Pohl, in the midst of smiles, cheers, hugs and tears. They now have something else in common besides a family bond.

Women take center stage at NYC Marathon
NEW YORK -- The little girls who live in the tiny Kenyan village where Lornah Kiplagat grew up might never have been to New York or know much about the city.

Slutskaya recovering from hospital stay
Irina Slutskaya wondered if she would ever skate again.

Blind racer challenges for barrel horse title
For Christina Georges, competing in the 11th annual National Barrel Horse Association World Championships was an eye-opening venture.

Man brings barrel horse racing to Europe
Dario Bezzi is so busy this week that he's wearing two watches - one set on Italian time, the other on Augusta time.

Overtime
Andy Roddick slammed his racket to the court and hit himself in the head with it while losing to Tim Henman 7-6 (4), 7-6 (7) Saturday in the Paris Masters semifinals.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls will be accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Riders prepare for every aspect before the big event
The morning dew hadn't disappeared from the horse trailers parked at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center when Tammy Phillips was preparing for one of the biggest days in barrel horse racing.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

A Tradition Under Fire
Eddie Gay lives for the melody of frantic hounds. "I been doing this 35 years," he said. "My father-in-law got me started way back in the '60s."

Poll shows Clark taking lead in South Carolina
WASHINGTON -- Retired Gen. Wesley Clark has taken the lead in South Carolina, bumping John Edwards from the top spot in the state with a Feb. 3 presidential primary, according to a poll out Friday.

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

Eagles expecting easier time against Vick-less Falcons
PHILADELPHIA -- Speed, elusiveness and arm strength made Atlanta's Michael Vick one of the most troublesome quarterbacks to defend against. Only a fractured fibula could slow him down.

Vick-McNabb II not quite like their first meeting
ATLANTA -- Nearly 10 months have passed since Michael Vick and Donovan McNabb met in the playoffs, a seminal game with all sorts of generational and cultural overtones.

Group ponders church's future
Despite threats of splitting the worldwide Anglican Communion, Episcopalians in Augusta expect the diocese of New Hampshire to consecrate the Rev. Gene Robinson, the denomination's first openly gay bishop, on Sunday in Durham, N.H.

The gay debate highlights Episcopalians' competing views of the Bible
America's Episcopal Church and the international Anglican Communion of which it's a part could both split over what the Bible teaches on homosexuality.

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

God's light dispels the darkness of fear, suffering
"In the beginning ... darkness was upon the face of the deep ... and God said 'Let there be light.' And there was light. And God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from darkness. God called the light Day and the darkness was called Night." (Genesis 1)

Faith digest
Ryan Kho, Larry Millen and Jamie Council Garvey will perform an All Saints concert featuring the works by Vaughan Williams and Vitali at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.

Faith gets dolled up
In her Victorian-era blouse and skirt, Joan Gindlesperger was ready for culture war.

Old church shows new signs of life
A Bible college and a Christian theater have teamed to renovate the historic First Baptist Church building on Greene Street.

A Tradition Under Fire

New rules on cell numbers may send millions of phones to the trash
NEW YORK -- If predictions hold true, millions of cell phones will be put out to pasture starting in late November under a new rule allowing people to keep their phone numbers when switching cellular carriers.

Sam Neill plays the villain in PBS miniseries 'Doctor Zhivago'

CBS stars, past and present, to gather for a 75th-year TV gala
NEW YORK -- CBS is pitching its 75th anniversary bash as "your favorite stars all in one room for one night only!"

New shows on CBS get full-time shot
As a reward for helping keep the network near the top of the ratings heap, CBS has picked up five of its first-year series for a full season.

Comedian Dennis Miller to be host of prime-time political show

ABC picks up full season of four comedies, two dramas

ABC picks up full season of four comedies, two dramas
LOS ANGELES -- All four of ABC's freshman comedies will make it through this season.

CBS stars, past and present, to gather for a 75th-year TV gala

New shows on CBS get full-time shot

Sunday's news shows guests

Comedian Dennis Miller to be host of prime-time political show
NEW YORK -- Dennis Miller, the sardonic comedian who delivered a fake newscast on "Saturday Night Live" and told jokes in the "Monday Night Football" booth, will host a prime-time political talk show on CNBC.

Sam Neill plays the villain in PBS miniseries 'Doctor Zhivago'
LOS ANGELES -- Sam Neill, who has played likable characters in films such as "Jurassic Park" and "The Dish," takes on the role of the villain in the PBS miniseries, "Doctor Zhivago."

Sunday's news shows guests
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Presidential candidate Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo.; Sens. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., and Joe Biden, D-Del.

Injuries could hurt Georgia against Gators

Florida defeats Georgia again
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Sugar Bowl representative in the blazer approached Georgia coach Mark Richt after his postgame news conference Saturday evening, offering words of encouragement after the fourth-ranked Bulldogs' 16-13 loss to No. 23 Florida.

Georgia's offense couldn't finish job

Wait for a game-winner ends for Gators' kicker

Tulane, Georgia settle lawsuit over football scheduling

Georgia back finds glimmer of hope

Georgia's offense couldn't finish job
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Georgia tailback Michael Cooper didn't feel a sense of accomplishment as he walked off the field late in Saturday's game at Alltel Stadium.

Florida defeats Georgia again

Wait for a game-winner ends for Gators' kicker
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Florida place-kicker Matt Leach sat on a barstool in the hallway of Alltel Stadium Saturday night and was amazed at the number of television and newspaper reporters crowded around him after the Gators' 16-13 victory over No. 4 Georgia.

Tulane, Georgia settle lawsuit over football scheduling
NEW ORLEANS -- Tulane paid a $2,500 "nuisance fee" to settle a $1 million lawsuit which Georgia filed over three canceled football games, Tulane officials said Friday.

Injuries could hurt Georgia against Gators
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Maybe it's fate, maybe it's karma, maybe it's some other intangible that explains why Georgia simply can't beat Florida.

Georgia fans would like to savor a victory over Florida
ATHENS, Ga. - Five. Twelve. Thirteen. David Pollack rolled his eyes earlier this week as he heard the numbers repeated to him yet another time - five straight losses to Florida, 12 defeats to the Gators in 13 years.

Georgia fans would like to savor a victory over Florida

Georgia back finds glimmer of hope
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Trying to find something good about Saturday's 16-13 loss to Florida wasn't easy for Georgia running back Michael Cooper.

Manning: Flattery will get you nowhere, Lou

Manning: Flattery will get you nowhere, Lou
OXFORD, Miss. -- Mississippi quarterback Eli Manning doesn't care about Lou Holtz's opinion.

Record breaking day for Collins

Record breaking day for Collins
OXFORD, Miss. -- Being Eli Manning's favorite target has paid big dividends for Chris Collins.

Competitive teen surfer loses arm in shark attack

Odds and Ends

New rules on cell numbers may send millions of phones to the trash

Faith gets dolled up

God's light dispels the darkness of fear, suffering

The gay debate highlights Episcopalians' competing views of the Bible

Faith digest

Old church shows new signs of life

Faith calendar