Sports Illustrated publishes all 2,548 covers
NEW YORK -- Sports Illustrated is publishing every one of its covers this week - all 2,548 of them.

Halevy opera returns to Met after 68 seasons

The present and the future collide in 'The Violet Hour'
NEW YORK -- Time plays tricks on the characters in "The Violet Hour," Richard Greenberg's odd yet entertaining fantasy that has inaugurated Manhattan Theatre Club's new home on Broadway, the handsomely restored and renovated Biltmore Theatre.

Reports: Jessica Lynch biography says medical evidence shows she was raped

The present and the future collide in 'The Violet Hour'

Reports: Jessica Lynch biography says medical evidence shows she was raped
NEW YORK -- The authorized biography of former prisoner of war Pfc. Jessica Lynch reportedly says she was raped by her Iraqi captors.

Halevy opera returns to Met after 68 seasons
NEW YORK -- Banished from its stage for 68 seasons as an outmoded work of a bygone era, Fromental Halevy's "La Juive" has returned to the Metropolitan Opera, as timely as fanaticism and religious hatred.

U.S. baseball team stunned by Mexico

Reds outfielder from La Grange found dead after shooting

Reds outfielder from La Grange found dead after shooting
CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Cincinnati Reds rookie outfielder Dernell Stenson, a LaGrange native, was found dead on a residential street after he was shot and apparently run over in a Phoenix suburb, police said.

Torre says his father had violent rages

U.S. baseball team stunned by Mexico
PANAMA CITY, Panama - The defending champion United States baseball team failed to qualify for the 2004 Athens Olympics, stunned by Mexico 2-1 Friday in a qualifying tournament.

Torre says his father had violent rages
NEW YORK -- New York Yankees manager Joe Torre says his father had violent rages, the reason he helped establish a foundation to combat domestic violence.

Amber Renae Smith

William Finley Hain

Natalie Michelle Rushton
Richard A. and Annette L. Rushton of Graniteville announce the birth of a daughter, Natalie Michelle Rushton, Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Lewis of Graniteville, Smoky and Dianne Bryan of Ward, S.C., and James and Joy Rushton of Lancaster, Pa.

Brantson Dale Kulp
Mr. and Mrs. Jason A. Kulp of North Augusta announce the birth of a son, Brantson Dale Kulp, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Wayne E. Banks Sr. of Langley and Mr. and Mrs. Steven Kulp of North Augusta.

Gracie Amber-Lynn Woods

Mia Renee Jordan
Mr. and Mrs. Roger K. Jordan of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Mia Renee Jordan, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Dorothy Hinds of Paterson, N.J., and Ethel Jordan of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Kendall Leigh English
Brad C. and Jamie M. English of Thomson announce the birth of a daughter, Kendall Leigh English, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Harvey C. Horne of Grovetown, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Hardin Jr. of Dearing, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. English III of Warrenton, Ga.

Farrel Lavell Crawford III
Farrel L. Crawford Jr. and Elizabeth S. Smith, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Farrel Lavell Crawford III, Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Ben Smith of Fayetteville, N.C., Farrel Crawford and Patricia Crawford, both of Augusta, and the late Dorothy Pearson.

Cameron Phillip Grubbs

Chakiyah Hillary
Charles Hillary and Mandisa Morgan, both of North Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Chakiyah Hillary, Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Sharon Morgan of North Augusta, Morris and Berlese Morgan of Windsor, Walter and Ruth Adams of North Augusta and Ricky and Maimie Merriwether of Augusta.

Christopher Ian Wren

William Finley Hain
Ronny and Cheri Hain of Evans announce the birth of a son, William Finley Hain, Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Chuck and Carol Camino of Martinez, John and Diane Cathey of Macon, Ga., Margot Hain of Augusta, and the late John Hain.

Jake Thompson Todd

Cameron Phillip Grubbs
John W. and Pamela J. Grubbs of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Cameron Phillip Grubbs, Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Ernest and Bonnie Smith of Louisville, Ga., Cheryl Lippard of Greenville, S.C., and the late Willis G. Grubbs Jr.

Noah Aaron Phegley

Allison Grace Burnett
David T. and Kellie D. Burnett of Edgefield, S.C., announce the birth of a daughter, Allison Grace Burnett, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Brown III of North Augusta, and Mr. and Mrs. W. Thurmond Burnett and Mr. and Mrs. Pete Talbert, all of Edgefield.

Owen Zane Laidig
Donald C. and Tina W. Laidig of Appling announce the birth of a son, Owen Zane Laidig, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William A. Whitaker of Appling, Donald G. Laidig of Waynesboro, Ga. and Sonja Kitchings of Harlem.

Desmond Maurice Williams

Jenna Ashley Strite

Caitlin Elise Edmonds

Owen Zane Laidig

Melissa Gabrielle Giron

Farrel Lavell Crawford III

Regan Paige Mirt

Allison Grace Burnett

Analeigh Meredith Whyte

Kendall Leigh English

Juan Rodriquez Douse

Ryleigh Delaine Durden

Jack Fletcher O'Neal

Christian Niccolas Gibbs

Chuntasya Monique Green
Israel F. Green and Tiffany V. Lewis, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Chuntasya Monique Green, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Nuzenia A. Lewis, Tony W. Brooks and Leslie and Shirley Green, all of Augusta.

Christian Niccolas Gibbs
L. Niccole Gibbs of Hephzibah announces the birth of a son, Christian Niccolas Gibbs, Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandmother is Sabrina Fogle-Gibbs of Hephzibah.

Melissa Gabrielle Giron
Joseph and Lorena Giron of Martinez announce the birth of a daughter, Melissa Gabrielle Giron, Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Josephine Bernal and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Giron, all of El Paso, Texas.

Caitlin Elise Edmonds
Mr. and Mrs. Joshua O. Edmonds of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Caitlin Elise Edmonds, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Horace R. Foss of Grovetown and Mr. and Mrs. James O. Edmonds of Greensboro, Ga.

Desmond Maurice Williams
Demarco and Jacqueline Williams of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Desmond Maurice Williams, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are David and Patricia Williams and Patience Jones, all of Augusta, and Eddie Williams of Clarks Hill, S.C.

Jake Thompson Todd
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery T. Todd of Evans announce the birth of a son, Jake Thompson Todd, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy J. Keeton of Jasper, Ala., and Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Todd of Birmingham, Ala.

Juan Rodriquez Douse
Gregory Douse and Persanda Rouse,both of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Juan Rodriquez Douse, Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Garfield and Beatrice Rouse and Alex and Louise Douse, all of Augusta.

Gracie Amber-Lynn Woods
Larry and Kelly Woods of Hephzibah announce the birth of a daughter, Gracie Amber-Lynn Woods, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Ken and Debra Solsebee of Edgefield, S.C., Ron Udell of Augusta and Larry and Marie Woods of Hephzibah.

Christopher Ian Wren
Charles B. Wren II and Cheryl P. Wren of Clearwater announce the birth of a son, Christopher Ian Wren, Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Palmer of Maurice, La., and Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Wren of Lafayette, La.

Analeigh Meredith Whyte
Mr. and Mrs. David J. Whyte of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Analeigh Meredith Whyte, Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Milton G. Burroughs of Augusta and Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Whyte of Lansing, Mich.

Kyah Ellise Cartledge
Jonathan Cartledge and Brittany Kitchings, both of Martinez, announce the birth of a daughter, Kyah Ellise Cartledge, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Debra Kitchings of Martinez and Willard and Charleen Cartledge, both of Appling.

Ryleigh Delaine Durden
Doug and Denise Durden of Burnettown announce the birth of a daughter, Ryleigh Delaine Durden, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. J. Russell Barton of Beech Island and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Durden of Gloverville.

Kiley Grace Murphy
David and Tracy Murphy of Jackson announce the birth of a daughter, Kiley Grace Murphy, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Ruby Hamrick and Mr. and Mrs. Mac Simpson, all of Belvedere, and the late Max R. Hamrick.

Mia Renee Jordan

Noah Aaron Phegley
Aaron and Sara Phegley of Graniteville announce the birth of a son, Noah Aaron Phegley, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joel T. Youngblood Jr. of Graniteville and Mr. and Mrs. William J. Phegley Jr. of Grovetown.

Brantson Dale Kulp

Jack Fletcher O'Neal
Woody and Deanna O'Neal of North Augusta announce the birth of a son, Jack Fletcher O'Neal, Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jerry R. Sturm of Warner Robins, Ga., Mr. and Mrs. Warren D. Fletcher of Crescent City, Fla., and James W. O'Neal III of Tifton, Ga.

Natalie Michelle Rushton

Regan Paige Mirt
Kelly and Lisa Mirt of Evans announce the birth of a daughter, Regan Paige Mirt, Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Buck Salter of Augusta, Mae Mirt of Wellington, Kan., and the late Bob Mirt.

Chakiyah Hillary

Jenna Ashley Strite
Duane and Janice H. Strite of Hephzibah announce the birth of a daughter, Jenna Ashley Strite, Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hershberger of Due West, S.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Strite of Hephzibah.

Chuntasya Monique Green

Kyah Ellise Cartledge

Amber Renae Smith
William H. and Melissa R. Smith of Aiken announce the birth of a daughter, Amber Renae Smith, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are James and Barbara Nichols of Hartselle, Ala., Ken and Carol Langley of Augusta and William and Christine Woodward of Aiken.

Officers went fishing while on terrorism patrol
AUSTIN, Texas -- Five police officers assigned to protect a power plant from possible terrorism went fishing at a nearby lake instead, and were once seen in uniform cleaning the fish they had just caught, according to disciplinary records.

Absentee ballot by man who dies on election day changes outcome of vote
OCILLA, Ga. -- Every last vote counts - even if it's the last vote.

Odds and Ends
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Former standup comic Wil Watson has a lesson for teachers: make your job a laughing matter.

Odds and Ends
MILWAUKEE -- Zoo keeper Rich Schweitzer had to count twice when he went to check to check on the giraffe barn at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Miss Afghanistan uncomfortable wearing bikini in contest that outraged court
MANILA, Philippines -- A 23-year-old Afghan woman denounced by her country's Supreme Court for wearing a bikini during a beauty pageant said she felt uncomfortable in the skimpy attire, but did it to call attention to the plight of women in her homeland.

Man rips off arm to save his life
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - For a man who just lost his left arm, Dale Rice is remarkably upbeat.

Fick becomes free agent

Fick becomes free agent
ATLANTA -- Robert Fick's one-year stay with the Atlanta Braves ended Friday when the first baseman cleared waivers and became a free agent.

Productivity up, jobless claims down
WASHINGTON -- Productivity of U.S. companies in the third quarter registered the best showing since early 2002 and new claims for unemployment benefits last week plunged to the lowest level in more than two years.

Consumer debt increases in September; largest amount since January
WASHINGTON -- Consumers ratcheted up their borrowing in September by the largest amount since the beginning of the year amid signs that the economy and the job market were picking up.

Lay agrees to surrender documents in government's Enron probe

Hotels try to maintain edge
Just because you're not vacationing at the beach doesn't mean you won't be able to surf -- the Net, that is.

Nation's retailers report modest sales gain in October sales

Business briefs
The Downtown Development Authority agreed Thursday to hire Serotta, Maddocks, Evans and Co. as its auditors.

Greenspan: economy poised to begin creating jobs
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan delivered an upbeat assessment of economic prospects, saying Thursday the odds "increasingly favor" a revival in job growth.

Senate considers temporary ban on Internet access taxes

Sources: GM tweaks hybrid plan to include large SUVs

City hopes stores will revitalize area
The official opening Friday of a new shopping center at the corner of Laney-Walker Boulevard and Eighth Street brought together city and business leaders to mark the latest development effort in the low-income area.

Hotels try to maintain edge

Business briefs
Quebecor World has begun the second phase of its previously announced $35 million expansion.

Sources: GM tweaks hybrid plan to include large SUVs
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. will use stronger gasoline-electric hybrid engines than originally planned on its two full-size sport utility vehicles, the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon, GM sources said Wednesday.

Unemployment rate falls to 6 percent in October
WASHINGTON -- The nation's unemployment rate dropped to 6 percent in October as companies added thousands of new jobs for the third straight month, new evidence of an improving labor market.

Campaign against some 'pop-up' Internet ads launched
WASHINGTON -- Regulators disclosed a new legal campaign Thursday against an especially annoying practice for delivering "pop-up" advertisements to Internet users, suing a California company for selling software to block the same kinds of ads the company was sending.

Consumer debt increases in September; largest amount since January

Nation's retailers report modest sales gain in October sales
NEW YORK -- After several months of robust spending, consumers took a break in October, giving retailers only a modest uptick in business. Warm weather curtailed sales at clothing retailers, but some analysts said the industry's overall improved sales trend was still in place.

Securities scams target the elderly
DENVER - The pitches sounded so promising. In one case, sales agents in Colorado offered consumers the opportunity to buy a telephone booth for $7,000, which the company that the agents worked for then would lease back with a pledge of a 14 percent annual return on the investment

Securities scams target the elderly

Sports Council secures grants

City hopes stores will revitalize area

SEC head says mutual fund investigation finds 'damning'
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- The findings of an investigation into the mutual fund scandal so far have been "damning," the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday.

Lay agrees to surrender documents in government's Enron probe
WASHINGTON -- After resisting for more than a year, former Enron Chairman Kenneth L. Lay agreed Friday to surrender personal and corporate records that could be used for criminal and civil investigations in the pursuit of charges against him and others.

Senate considers temporary ban on Internet access taxes
WASHINGTON -- A push to permanently ban taxes on Internet access came to an abrupt halt in the Senate on Friday amid concern that state and local governments could lose millions in taxes from phones, music and movies that are migrating to the Internet.

Sports Council secures grants
Tourism officials have guaranteed grant money to the Greater Augusta Sports Council through 2007, marking the first time such funds have been promised more than a year in advance.

There is no joy in Clemson

There is no joy in Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. -- It's been a slow week at Tiger Town Tavern, a bar that sits in the shadow of famed Tillman Hall and the Clemson University campus.

Bowden Bowl not so much fun for father-son

Bowden Bowl not so much fun for father-son
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Caught between Florida State's championship hopes and son Tommy's fading future at Clemson, it's not so easy to be the best Bowden in college football anymore.

SEC drops vote, goes with BCS as tiebreaker
ATLANTA -- The Southeastern Conference won't be embarrassing itself with a vote. If there's a three-way tie in the East, it will be broken the old-fashioned way - on the field.

College football picks
Virginia Tech could fall out of the national title picture about as quickly as the Hokies played their way back into it.

SEC drops vote, goes with BCS as tiebreaker

College football picks

Albany State back to mid-90's form

Albany State back to mid-90's form
ALBANY, Ga. -- The jerseys were gold, but there wasn't else much different about the Albany State Rams football team Saturday afternoon.

Judicial tyranny

Solid South for GOP
According to the polls, the president is losing public support for his economic and Iraqi policies, and Democrats are starting to have hope they can win back the White House next year.

Solid South for GOP

Congress eyes bowls
Congress is in the business of dealing with the public interest. What the public was interested in last week was the Bowl Championship Series, i.e., the NCAA's perverse means of crowning a national college football champion.

Congress eyes bowls

Armed & dangerous
There's the occasional overuse of police power. Then there's the rare, outrageous abuse of police power.

Judicial tyranny
Ever hear of Richard Kopf? You should. He's more powerful than Congress, the president of the United States and the will of the American people, combined.

Judge gives Zeta-Jones, Douglas, small award in magazine lawsuit
LONDON -- The High Court on Friday ordered a celebrity magazine to pay Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones $24,220 in damages, far less than they had sought for the publication of unauthorized photos of their wedding.

Concert calendar
Here's a list of concerts in the area.

People in the news
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Police were investigating separate complaints of domestic assault filed by married country music singers Lorrie Morgan and Sammy Kershaw.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Club calendar
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a sampling of specials and entertainment at area nightclubs.

Standing ovations
The Columbia County Merchants Fall Fair runs through Saturday at the Columbia County Fairground on Columbia Road. James Drew Amusements is providing the midway attractions, and a human cannonball grabs some serious air several times a day.

Chicago group protests Oscar voters screener ban
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Film Critics Association has suspended its 2003 awards to protest a ban on the distribution of "screener" videotapes to most awards groups.

'Matrix Revolutions' collects $24.3 million in first day
LOS ANGELES -- Which way do you spin "The Matrix Revolutions"?

New owners are making changes at Crossroads
The Crossroads bar is adding some Jimmy Buffett to its AC/DC aesthetic.

'Mousetrap' weaves secrets, clues into twisting plot
The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre has pulled off a rare feat and acquired the rights to a play still in its first run in London's West End.

Stocks fall despite prostive employment report

Mortgage rates edge up

Stocks fall despite prostive employment report
NEW YORK -- Wall Street ended an ambivalent session lower Friday, with investors concerned that stock prices are too high despite a better-than-expected employment report. Still, the three main gauges posted their second straight weekly gain.

Bonds fall on rosy employment report
NEW YORK -- Bond prices fell Friday on news that the job market is staging a comeback.

Stocks moderately higher as investors await employment data
NEW YORK -- Wall Street moved moderately higher Thursday, lifted by upbeat earnings from Cisco System Inc. and a larger-than-expected drop in jobless claims. The Nasdaq composite index hit a new 52-week high.

News is good but the markets are flat; are investors growing up?

News is good but the markets are flat; are investors growing up?
NEW YORK -- When Wall Street saw another set of upbeat employment numbers this past week, it barely blinked.

Mortgage rates edge up
WASHINGTON -- Rates on 30-year and 15-year mortgages edged up this week amid signs that the economic rebound continues to push ahead. Rates on one-year adjustable mortgages dipped slightly.

Stocks moderately higher as investors await employment data

Fishing report

Fishing tournament news

Fishing report
Fishermen on Strom Thurmond Lake are having a great time fishing for schooling hybrids and striped bass in Parksville, S.C., cove these days.

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

Friday's has recipe for success
We're always curious about restaurants that have staying power. With eateries so plentiful in the Augusta area, what keeps diners coming back to a few standbys?

Asian pears are different

Asian pears are different
When you take your first bite ever into an Asian pear, don't compare it with the more familiar European pear. Asian pears are crisp - exploding juice with each bite. Many Asian pears are round. Flavor ranges from sweet, with just a hint of perfume, to sweet with a strong, floral aroma. One more distinguishing feature of Asian pears is their high price - reflecting supply and demand rather than difficulty in growing.

Compost enhances gardens
Good soil is the foundation for any successful garden. If the soil is not rich in nutrients and does not have good structure, the garden will do poorly or fail.

Compost enhances gardens

Georgia Tech faces Duke for fifth straight win
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Georgia Tech's four-game winning streak has erased the season's early struggles and put the Yellow Jackets in bowl contention.

Augusta State knows what to expect

Augusta State knows what to expect
To get his team ready for today's Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship, Augusta State coach Josh Gregory scheduled intrasquad Ryder Cup-style matches the past two weeks.

Britain-Ireland takes two-point lead
VALENCIA, Spain -- Padraig Harrington and Phillip Price beat Thomas Bjorn and Sergio Garcia 2 up in the last best-ball match Thursday, giving Britain-Ireland a 3 1/2 -1 1/2 lead over Continental Europe in the Seve Trophy.

Sorenstam leads Mizuno Classic
OTSU, Japan -- Annika Sorenstam opened with a 9-under-par 63 Friday at the Mizuno Classic, which she is trying to win for the third straight year.

Sorenstam leads Mizuno Classic

PGA Tour winner to be announced on live television
The winner of the PGA Tour's Player of the Year award will be announced on ESPN Dec. 8, during the 6 p.m. SportsCenter broadcast.

Howell breaks away at Champions
HOUSTON -- Charles Howell III didn't expect to be the center of attention at the Tour Championship, no matter what kind of outrageous clothes he had on.

Woods falters; Howell profits

Palmer checks out progress on Island Nine
Arnold Palmer took his first look at the site in Evans where he will design nine holes of the Champions Retreat Golf Club, and the four-time Masters Tournament champion proclaimed the property fit for a King.

Woods falters; Howell profits
HOUSTON -- Ten minutes after he watched his par putt spin out of the hole to end an aggravating day, Tiger Woods changed into shorts and a sleeveless shirt, then strapped on his fingerless gloves to go lift weights.

PGA Tour winner to be announced on live television

Britain-Ireland takes two-point lead

Howell breaks away at Champions

Palmer checks out progress on Island Nine

Butler sacks Hephzibah

Lincoln County wins region title

Aiken wins Region 4-AAAA championship

Patriots prevail against Bulldogs

Statesboro dominates Greenbrier

Williston-Elko holds on for win

Washington-Wilkes falls to Morgan County

Player of the week

Burke County rallies for win over Glen Hills

Key matchups

Big hit knocks Jackets for loop

Senior transfers making most of new opportunities

Hot QB throws Silver Bluff out early

On the air

Devils, Myers roll past Irish on road

Golden Hawks making place in record books

Rebels ousted in 1st round

Bulldogs don't receive free pass in first round

Prep football scores

Augusta Christian ousted in first round of playoffs

Blackville-Hilda advances

Lincoln County wins region title
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ga. - In a battle of unbeatens, top-ranked Lincoln County fell behind early, then dominated the rest of the way for a victory over No. 4 Twiggs County.

Butler sacks Hephzibah
With its first playoff berth since 1988 secure and a 22-6 win against Hephzibah in its back pocket, it's OK for Butler to be highly confident. Even cocky.

Augusta Christian ousted in first round of playoffs
Augusta Christian coach Bruce Lane was just trying to put a crushing defeat into perspective Friday night at Pride Valley, but his post-game analogy of Moses not making it to the promised land hit a little too close to home for the downcast Lions.

Big hit knocks Jackets for loop
North Augusta quarterback Brandon Satcher was doing what he always does in the fourth quarter Friday against Orangeburg-Wilkinson.

Brentwood tops Valwood
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Brentwood got touchdowns from four different players and scored the first 20 points of the second half to pull away for a win in the first round of the GISA Class AA playoffs.

Prep football scores
These are the scores from Friday's prep football games.

Bulldogs don't receive free pass in first round
Silver Bluff hasn't seen a passing attack quite like the one Bishop England will present tonight at 8 p.m. in the first round of the Class AA playoffs.

Patriots prevail against Bulldogs
The Westside Patriots celebrated their final regular-season game with a 31-13 Homecoming win over the Harlem Bulldogs on Friday night, but the score was not indicative of the game played on the field.

Devils, Myers roll past Irish on road
Warren County's Raphael Myers passed for 161 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score to lead the Screaming Devils to a 28-7 victory over Aquinas in a Region 7-A contest Friday night at Aquinas Stadium.

Rebels ousted in 1st round
JOHNSTON, S.C. - After Strom Thurmond's 13-7 loss to Darlington, Elvin Bussey had a quick explanation for his team's letdown.

Williston-Elko holds on for win
WILLISTON, S.C. - Rafael Bush scored on a 2-yard run on the first play of the fourth quarter to give Williston-Elko a 18-14 victory over Bowman in the first round of the Class A playoffs.

Hot QB throws Silver Bluff out early
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - Silver Bluff's defense ran into one of the hottest offense's in Class AA Friday night and was eliminated in a 35-21 loss to Bishop England.

Burke County rallies for win over Glen Hills
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Antonio Jackson's 30-yard touchdown run with 2 minutes to play gave Burke County its first Region 3-AAAA win of the season.

Midland Valley blanked by West Florence
FLORENCE, S.C. - Powerful West Florence held Midland Valley to negative yards on total offense while rolling to a first-round Class AAA playoff victory.

Player of the week
This week's player of the week is Laney senior Robert Dunn.

Washington-Wilkes falls to Morgan County
WASHINGTON, Ga. - With pounding play on both sides of the line of scrimmage, Morgan County ground its way to a 28-6 victory Friday night over Washington-Wilkes and a shot at the Region 7-AA title.

Statesboro dominates Greenbrier
STATESBORO, Ga. - Eugene Rogers had three touchdowns for Greenbrier, but Statesboro scored five touchdowns in a 13-minute span around halftime to pull away for a key Region 3-AAAA victory.

Key matchups
Here are capsule looks at this weekend's area prep football key matchups.

Blackville-Hilda advances
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - There were no actual wagers made in the home team's bleachers at Huggins Stadium.

On the air
Here is a radio broadcast schedule of this weekend's area prep football games.

Aiken wins Region 4-AAAA championship
AIKEN - Calder Reardon had a secret wish as he watched his Aiken teammates drive for the winning score against South Aiken on Friday night.

Senior transfers making most of new opportunities
The two don't know each other. Haven't talked to each other. Don't share the same circle of friends.

Wardlaw Academy gets record win
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Wardlaw Academy (12-0) tied the South Carolina Independent Schools Association record with its 26th consecutive win in a first-round SCISA Class A playoff rout.

Golden Hawks making place in record books
Washington County coach Rick Tomberlin isn't ready to call his team's defense the best in school history. But there's little question that it's close.

Blue Jackets top Thrashers
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- David Vyborny had his first three-goal game and the Columbus Blue Jackets ended a seven-game winless streak with a 4-2 victory over Atlanta on Friday night.

Blue Jackets top Thrashers

Test helps rate listening skills
Did you hear that? Probably not.

Police arrest stabbing suspect
Authorities arrested a man Saturday night who they said stabbed another man near his heart multiple times, officials said.

Appeals court ponders Augustas Masters Protest ordinance
ATLANTA -- A three-judge appeals court panel had plenty of questions Friday for attorneys arguing for and against Augusta's protest ordinance enacted days before a women-rights group's planned demonstration during last year's Masters Tournament.

Defends Planned Parenthood from editorial
In response to your Oct. 26 editorial, "Birth, not abortion": I feel compelled to defend Planned Parenthood of America, our nation's oldest and most reliable provider of family planning services, including supportive, non-judgmental pregnancy options counseling. Daniel Fawaz, Augusta

Praises support of Toys for Tots kickoff
E-Z-GO earns thanks for donating a golf cart for use by the Marine Corps Reserve I & I Staff and the Riverfront Marines with the Toys for Tots event on Oct. 25. This cart was used by medical personnel in the event of an injury. Paul Brewer, Martinez, Ga.

Charles Walker deserves more respect

'Chronicle' more often sympathizes with Israelis
For a long time, the news media have ignored the Palestinians' plight. The media almost never put a human face on the tragedies befalling them. It was commendable that The Chronicle did publish a photo of four Palestinian girls weeping bitterly at the death of their brother on the Oct. 11 front page. Hossam E. Fadel, M.D., Augusta

Editorial staff writes it both ways
I don't get it. You believe Israel had the moral right to bomb "that terrorist camp" in Syria in your Oct. 7 editorial, "Going after Syria." You write, "What kind of morality is it that would condemn Israel for bombing terrorist training camps in which nobody was killed while ignoring a terrorist bombing that slaughtered 19 innocents?" Alan Roberts, M.D., Augusta

Defends Planned Parenthood from editorial

Praises support of Toys for Tots kickoff

Charles Walker deserves more respect
Many people have a lot of opinions regarding former Sen. Charles Walker, D-Augusta, and his actions. Tracie Dent, Augusta

Caretaker's death tremendous loss to animals
The untimely passing of Harriet Ramos will be a tremendous loss to the many animals at Richmond County Animal Control. During her 27 years of service, she touched so many lives. I feel so fortunate to have known and worked with her on numerous occasions. Dolores D. Robinson, Augusta

Country needs national retail sales tax now
I am responding to recent letters concerning the replacement of our federal income tax system with a national retail sales tax. Our current federal taxation system is too complicated and loaded with unfair loopholes. Jim Herrmann, Martinez, Ga.

Stargazers await next celestial show - a weekend lunar eclipse

Stargazers await next celestial show - a weekend lunar eclipse

Familiar nickel's getting its first makeover in 65 years

Stargazers await next celestial show - a weekend lunar eclipse
Stargazers across North America will watch the full moon dim into a dark, ruddy orb Saturday night as the moon drifts through Earth's shadow in the latest celestial event this year to pull eyes skyward.

Familiar nickel's getting its first makeover in 65 years
WASHINGTON -- After 65 years, the nickel is getting a change. In fact, the U.S. Mint announced Thursday that the back of the 5-cent piece will feature two new looks in 2004, one to come out in the spring, the other in the fall.

Augusta Lynx fall to Roanoke

Augusta Lynx fall to Roanoke
ROANOKE, Va. - The Roanoke Express turned a close third period game into a rout with three, third-period goals in less than two minutes for a 5-1 win over the Augusta Lynx.

Special teams key for Augusta

Special teams key for Augusta
Eight games into the season, the argument can be made that the difference between a losing and winning record for the Augusta Lynx has been special teams.

Man with two overturned death sentences accepts life in prison
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- A man who had two death sentenced overturned for killing an Upstate woman has agreed to spend his life in prison.

Kid of the day

Carter lends support to UGA's president

MCG study may help treat hypertension
Findings of a new Medical College of Georgia study could be the first step toward understanding how to treat the growing problem of high blood pressure in children.

Classmates recall taunting, behavior of killer facing death
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Former classmates of convicted murderer Johnny Lee Gates recalled his unkempt appearance and taunting by other children Wednesday, as defense attorneys argued he is mentally ill and ineligible to be executed under Georgia law.

Police hope to revive search for rape suspect
AIKEN - City police are trying to throw some heat on the cold trail of a rape suspect.

MCG study may help treat hypertension

Airline seeks input on low-cost service
If you'd like a new low-cost air service between Atlanta and Augusta, you might want to visit AirTran Airways' Web site within the next month.

Audit details problems in UGA alumni plans

Program will help nurses be prepared
A nurse can be a healer and comforter to the victims of sexual assault.

Sleeping on the job
Cleo takes a break in the grass while her owner, Trey Hooper, rakes leaves outside his North Augusta home.

Across South Carolina

Ex-justice speaks at county rally
WINDER, Ga. - Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore told about 350 people packing the lawn of the Barrow County Courthouse on Thursday that he stands behind the county commission's insistence on keeping a Ten Commandments display in the courthouse.

Second time around
Valarie Williams recalls the date and smiles: June 20, 2000.

Airline seeks input on low-cost service

UGA Foundation to release second report today
ATLANTA - The University of Georgia Foundation will release a report from its lawyers on "governance issues" facing the foundation, the group's executive committee decided Thursday in a three-hour closed-door meeting.

Atlanta fined $100,000 for missing sewer construction deadline

Voters lured with fish fry
AIKEN - State Democratic leaders dropped into the heart of enemy territory Thursday night to drum up money and new voters for the party's Feb. 3 presidential primary.

Police arrest stabbing suspect

Families stay together in new substance abuse center for women
CUTHBERT, Ga. -- Charlotte Alford lost custody of her three children after her newborn tested positive for cocaine. Now she's learning coping and nurturing skills at a unique recovery center in one of Georgia's poorest counties.

Residents criticize tax plans

'Subvets' honor comrades
ST. MARYS, Ga. - World War II submarine veterans from across the nation met in St. Marys this week and talked about the good times - even though they suffered the highest mortality rates in any branch of the military during the conflict.

Voters lured with fish fry

Across Georgia

News you can use
NOV. 8, 1949 The Augusta City Council passed an ordinance last night calling for the installation of hundreds of additional parking meters downtown.

Agency encourages adoption
COLUMBIA - Omijean Timmons is a single woman who wanted to share her life with a child, but didn't want to have a baby out of wedlock.

Prof's racial slur sparks controversy at Emory
ATLANTA -- An Emory University professor has formally complained to university administrators that a colleague used a racial epithet during a panel discussion.

Substance turns out to be cornstarch

Substance turns out to be cornstarch
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A powder found in an envelope that had been mailed to a business here earlier this week turned out to be cornstarch, a Greenville County Sheriff's spokesman said.

Ex-justice speaks at county rally

Pupils, staff flaunt their talent on CD
For Sara Stover, there's a little gloating involved.

Across the area

Coroner: Inmate dead 90 minutes before help arrived
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- An inmate found hanged in the Richland County jail may have been dead for 90 minutes by the time paramedics tried to revive him, Coroner Gary Watts says.

Defense raises mental state

Hephzibah man faces charges in fatal wreck

UGA Foundation to release second report today

Appeals court ponders Augustas protest ordinance
ATLANTA - A three-judge appeals court panel had plenty of questions Friday for attorneys arguing for and against Augusta's protest ordinance enacted days before a women's rights group's planned demonstration during last year's Masters Tournament.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The University of Georgia Foundation's 10-member executive committee failed to set an agenda Thursday for a Nov. 18 meeting that could determine what action, if any, is taken on school President Michael Adams.

Agency encourages adoption

Across the area
Columbia County drivers hit a record number of deer last month, county officials said Thursday.

'Subvets' honor comrades

Man's body is found in Harrisburg home
Richmond County authorities were investigating a suspicious death Thursday in the Harrisburg area, officials say.

Downtown road closures will alternate

Program helps students learn professional skills
While some students at Harlem High School are learning the parts of speech, others are learning the parts of a knife.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -- A powder found in an envelope that had been mailed to a Greenville business earlier this week turned out to be cornstarch, a Greenville County sheriff's spokesman said.

Pupils, staff flaunt their talent on CD

Across the southeast

News you can use

Chancellor says quality remains focus
THOMSON - The head of Georgia's university system said Thursday the state's institutions of higher learning are striving to maintain the quality of education despite funding problems.

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.

Across South Carolina

Hephzibah man faces charges in fatal wreck
A Hephzibah man was charged with vehicular homicide in an automobile accident on Georgia Highway 56 that killed a Martinez man Wednesday night, officials said.

Across South Carolina
ELKTON, Md. - A South Carolina man and a North Carolina woman were charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree murder after two bodies were found bound and gagged in the trunk of the car they were driving, state police said.

Remark hinders Dean in South
COLUMBIA - Chewing his barbecue under a Confederate flag at the Piggie Park restaurant, Greg Wilson figures he's just the kind of pickup-driving Southerner that Howard Dean wants to bring back to the Democratic Party.

Defense raises mental state
ATHENS, Ga. - The mental state of the homeless teenager accused of setting fire to the University of Georgia's Main Library last summer will be an issue should his case go to trial.

New license tag will fund animal program
ALBANY, Ga. - With the state's slew of specialized license plates supporting everything from wildlife to breast-cancer awareness, veterinarian Ira Roth has welcomed a new one that will help the thousands of Fluffies and Spots that go astray in Georgia each year.

Residents criticize tax plans
AIKEN - Every day, as he makes his run from his New Ellenton home to wherever he's plying his skills as a welder, Darryl Adams stops by a convenience store to pick up a pack of smokes and a South Carolina lottery ticket. If South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has his way, Mr. Adams' twin habits will get significantly more expensive sometime next summer.

Kid of the Day
Nicholas Isaiah Ashmore is today's Kid of the Day.

Blacks find home in South
AIKEN - Pickens Borum graduated in 1953 from the all-black Martha Schofield High School in Aiken. His parents' gift was a bus ticket to New York and the promise of better race relations and more job offers.

Rants and Raves
I JUST WANTED to express my compliments on the article written by Melanie Killingsworth on Tuesday (in the Xtreme section) concerning the death and life of Natalie Clark. Melanie is a gifted writer who speaks from a heart of convictions, and I have really missed her articles. She is an inspiration to an older generation of the positive representation of a teenager when so much is made of the negative actions of teens.

Youth detention center gets help from canine program
DALTON, Ga. -- The seven new therapists at Dalton Regional Youth Detention Center don't have college degrees or backgrounds in criminal justice.

Judge finds no legal grounds for recall of East Point mayor
EAST POINT, Ga. -- A Superior Court judge has found no legal grounds to authorize a recall of East Point Mayor Patsy Jo Hilliard.

UGA Foundation to discuss further action on Adams on Nov. 18
ATLANTA -- The University of Georgia Foundation's 10-member executive committee will meet Thursday to lay the groundwork for a Nov. 18 meeting that could determine what action, if any, is taken on UGA President Michael Adams.

Atlanta fined $100,000 for missing sewer construction deadline
ATLANTA -- The city of Atlanta has been fined $100,000 for missing a sewer construction deadline set by state and federal environmental regulators.

Aquarium looks to start turtle rehab hospital
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Shark Bite the loggerhead returns to the ocean Friday following rehabilitation at the South Carolina Aquarium, which now hopes to open its own turtle rehabilitation hospital.

Four found dead in motorcycle shop
CHESNEE, S.C. -- Four people were found dead Thursday at a bike shop in western Spartanburg County, a coroner's investigator said.

Police seek man in assault
Warrants have been issued for the arrest of a man who police say beat a woman and forced her to ride in the trunk of his car before being released without further harm.

State identifies child welfare problems in 3 counties
ATLANTA -- Janet Oliva, appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue to address local problems in child welfare offices around Georgia, says the state is "intervening" by sending reinforcements to Douglas, Paulding and Muscogee counties.

Autopsy finds man was strangled
Authorities said Friday that the man found dead at his Harrisburg residence Thursday was strangled.

Three universities raising research project funds
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Officials from South Carolina's three research universities say they have raised about half of the $30 million in match money for lottery-sponsored research projects.

Kid of the Day

News you can use

Budget leads to inquiry at UGA
ATHENS, Ga. - A small contingent of the University of Georgia's faculty want their opinions considered when it comes time to trim budgets at the state's flagship institution.

Police hope to revive search for rape suspect

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Brittney Miller, 6, of Augusta.

Aquarium looks to start turtle rehab hospital

Downtown road closures will alternate
Like a yo-yo, the closing of Broad Street at the Gordon Highway overpass has quickly returned.

Program helps students learn professional skills

Carter lends support to UGA's president
ATHENS, Ga. - Former President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter has stepped in to broker peace at the University of Georgia.

Judge finds no legal grounds for recall of East Point mayor

Across Georgia
BRUNSWICK -The federal government plans to spend more than $11 million to bolster security and training at Kings Bay submarine base in Camden County.

Man's body is found in Harrisburg home

Schools demand reviews of data
AIKEN - South Carolina teachers and administrators say they aren't getting a deep enough look at test data used to judge each school, a statistical oversight that prevents them from zeroing in on the academic strengths and weaknesses of individual pupils.

Second time around

Across the southeast
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood on Thursday sued to stop Tennessee from issuing specialty license plates with a "Choose Life" message.

Blacks find home in South

Families stay together in new substance abuse center for women

Police seek man in assault

New license tag will fund animal program

Sleeping on the job

Legislature wants to amend structure to boost productivity
A joint meeting is scheduled for Wednesday morning between Augusta commissioners and the state legislative delegation.

Across Georgia

Across the area

Remark hinders Dean in South

Atlanta official backs regional approach to water supply
ATLANTA - Regional water planning is working so well in the Atlanta area that it should be expanded to southern Georgia, the chairman of the 2-year-old metro region's water district said Friday.

Bill calls for report on reservists' care

Across the area
A woman who told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that she was raped by two men has been charged with making false statements, officials said Friday.

Legislature wants to amend structure to boost productivity

News you can use
NOV. 7, 1940 Augustans by the hundreds will join tonight in bidding farewell to the 19th Battalion, Marine Corps Reserves, at a gala concert of the world-famous United States Navy Band at the Municipal Auditorium.

Atlanta official backs regional approach to water supply

Schools demand reviews of data

2 men admit guilt in robbery
Two men involved in a home invasion in which a couple was tied up and threatened with a gun pleaded guilty Friday.

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.

Bill calls for report on reservists' care
Congress is expected to pass a bill that will bring more than $81 million in construction to Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. The bill also would order the Army to evaluate its process for preparing reservists for active duty.

Appeals court ponders Augusta

Audit details problems in UGA alumni plans
ATHENS, Ga. - A proposed campus home for the University of Georgia's Alumni Association was a modest $8.6 million building when it was first proposed nearly a decade ago.

Appeals court ponders Augusta

Rants and Raves
I JUST WANTED to express my compliments on the article written by Melanie Killingsworth on Tuesday (in the Xtreme section) concerning the death and life of Natalie Clark. Melanie is a gifted writer who speaks from a heart of convictions, and I have really missed her articles. She is an inspiration to an older generation of the positive representation of a teenager when so much is made of the negative actions of teens.

State identifies child welfare problems in 3 counties

Program will help nurses be prepared

Director's ruling opens many doors for future games
If the Georgia High School Association rule book could have been applied, Georgia Tech might not have had to share the 1990 national football championship with Colorado.

Palmer declares '04 his final Masters
His fingers weren't crossed. His words were emphatic.

At the Movies: 'Elf'

Mini reviews

At the Movies: 'Love Actually'

At the Movies: 'Elf'
Buddy the Elf, a thirtysomething man who's enjoyed a blissfully naive existence cobbling toys at the North Pole, craves any food loaded with sugar.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater location through Thursday. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, check out augusta.com/movies.

At the Movies: 'Love Actually'
There are two things you must know up front about the new British comedy "Love Actually."

Johnny Cash wins three CMA awards

Musician enjoys sound of bluegrass' resurgence

Prism reflects classical side of versatile saxophone

Johnny Cash wins three CMA awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Johnny Cash wasn't wild about the video for his rendition of the song "Hurt" the first time he saw it, said his daughter, Kathy Cash.

Musician enjoys sound of bluegrass' resurgence
Pat Enright was, with apologies to Barbara Mandrell and George Jones, bluegrass when bluegrass wasn't cool.

Prism reflects classical side of versatile saxophone
Taimur Sullivan sees himself as a crusader. As one-quarter of the Prism Saxophone Quartet, a chamber ensemble built on the sounds of sax, Mr. Sullivan sees his role as something more than musical. He said Prism's members are ambassadors for an instrument often underappreciated and unfairly belittled.

Jarrett happy to return to Rockingham

Roush wants no changes to points system

Rookie grabs fourth lineup position
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - The last thing Tony Raines told his BACE Motorsports teammates before qualifying Friday at North Carolina Speedway was he felt there was more speed left in their unsponsored Chevrolet.

Vickers wins first Busch pole
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Brian Vickers won the first pole position of his NASCAR Busch series career Friday at North Carolina Speedway.

Vickers wins first Busch pole

18-year-old Busch to attempt Winston Cup finale
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kyle Busch will attempt to qualify for the season-ending Winston Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Roush wants no changes to points system
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Don't count car owner Jack Roush among those who want a change in NASCAR's point structure.

Jarrett happy to return to Rockingham
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- The months since Dale Jarrett's win at North Carolina Speedway have been filled with disappointment.

Rookie grabs fourth lineup position

Favre hints he'd like to play in '04

Pro football picks

Slumping Peppers moving past last Tampa Bay game

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World record-holder Montgomery latest to go before grand jury

Overtime

Jones a reluctant light heavyweight against Tarver

FBI Director urges caution as Greece prepares for 2004 Games

Capriati already looking ahead to next year

Overtime
In wire-to-wire fashion, Augusta's Mike Jackson and Fayetteville's Frank Perry captured the Georgia Senior Four-Ball Championship at Jekyll Island Golf Resort.

World record-holder Montgomery latest to go before grand jury
SAN FRANCISCO -- The world's fastest man, Tim Montgomery, appeared Thursday before a grand jury investigating a lab that supplies some top athletes with nutritional supplements.

Capriati already looking ahead to next year
LOS ANGELES -- Jennifer Capriati is in the hunt for the $1 million winner's check in the WTA Championships, yet she's just about ready to write off 2003.

FBI Director urges caution as Greece prepares for 2004 Games
ATHENS, Greece - FBI Director Robert Mueller confronted Olympic security chiefs Friday with a message from a nervous Washington: Consider every conceivable terrorist plot against the 2004 Games and take measures now.

Jones a reluctant light heavyweight against Tarver
LAS VEGAS -- Roy Jones Jr. really didn't want to do this, and not just because he had to stop eating for a while. Surely, he figured, there were better fights out there for a heavyweight champion who had just made history.

Former South Carolina governor endorses Clark
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Former South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges endorsed retired Gen. Wesley Clark for president Friday.

Favre hints he'd like to play in '04
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Brett Favre is like a kid having so much fun he doesn't want to come inside for dinner.

Slumping Peppers moving past last Tampa Bay game
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina defensive end Julius Peppers is in a slump, desperate to add to his total of just two sacks this season.

Pro football picks
There's a simple reason Tampa Bay is a three-point favorite at Carolina this Sunday: It's the Bucs' week to win.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Sold-out show has winners on guitar

Musician helps make psalms singable
When Keith Shafer walks out of a British Anglican cathedral service, he always knows his favorite part - the psalm-singing, or chanting.

Book reflects on God, nature
The pages of Marsha Maurer's second book are green, like the growing things she loves.

Catholic religious order gives disabled women chance to serve church
BRANFORD, Conn. -- The long, somber echo of a bell's toll resonates throughout the tiny chapel, a signal to the Benedictine nuns who live at the monastery that it is time to begin morning prayer.

Devotional examines life's purposes in Christian context
Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life picked up steam last week despite 39 weeks on the best-seller list at Publishers Weekly.

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

Faith digest
Augusta's WLPE-FM (91.7) and the rest of The Good News Network will carry a live concert with Christian singer/songwriter Chris Rice (Run the Earth ... Watch the Sky) at 9 p.m. Friday.

Sample what Jesus has to offer
Recently, I encountered a sign in the produce section of a local grocery store that read, "Please Don't Sample Fruit."

Ramblin' Rhodes: Sold-out show has winners on guitar
The fifth annual WKXC Million Pennies for Kids Guitar Pull on Tuesday at Bell Auditorium has been sold out from the first day tickets went on sale.

Palmer declares '04 his final Masters

Director's ruling opens many doors for future games

Some stars shine only once

Fox cancels low-rated new drama 'Skin'

Comedian Tracy Morgan's sitcom set for Dec. 2 debut

Rankings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of Oct. 27-Nov. 2. Each ratings point represents 1,067,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

SNL's Victoria Jackson returns to TV

ABC cancels 'L.A. Dragnet'
LOS ANGELES -- Bad guys no longer have to fear the "L.A. Dragnet" crimebusters.

SNL's Victoria Jackson returns to TV
LOS ANGELES -- She has a loving husband, two wonderful kids and a nice home in the suburbs. Shouldn't that be enough to satisfy any God-fearing former "Saturday Night Live" star?

In 'Saving Jessica Lynch,' heroics belong to Arab lawyer

CBS fills in 'Reagans' spot with reruns
LOS ANGELES -- Faced with a four-hour hole in its key November sweeps schedule after yanking "The Reagans," CBS said Thursday it is plugging in series reruns.

In 'Saving Jessica Lynch,' heroics belong to Arab lawyer
LOS ANGELES -- A pretty U.S. soldier captured while serving her country in the Iraq war. A daring rescue. One happy ending in a conflict that is far from resolved.

Comedian Tracy Morgan's sitcom set for Dec. 2 debut
LOS ANGELES -- One show's cancelation is another's chance for success - the lucky program in this case being Tracy Morgan's new sitcom.

Fox cancels low-rated new drama 'Skin'
LOS ANGELES -- The last of "Skin" has been seen on Fox.

New owners are making changes at Crossroads

'Matrix Revolutions' collects $24.3 million in first day

Judge gives Zeta-Jones, Douglas, small award in magazine lawsuit

People in the news

'Mousetrap' weaves secrets, clues into twisting plot

Applause calendar

Bryant visits Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia tight end Ben Watson cried while driving home from Rock Hill, S.C., on Oct. 26 after receiving a call telling him that cornerback Decory Bryant had undergone surgery for a broken neck, ending his college career.

Pro dreams put on hold for Georgia QB

Pro dreams put on hold for Georgia QB
ATHENS, Ga. -- David Greene becomes introspective when talking about his chances of playing in the NFL.

Some stars shine only once
Unlike in the music industry, there are few one-hit wonders in cinema.

Holtz sees hope for Gamecocks

Little Rocked again

Little Rocked again
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- After an impressive win on short rest, Arkansas coach Houston Nutt gave his team a well-earned reward: two days off.

Holtz sees hope for Gamecocks
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Forget what you saw on ESPN Thursday night - coach Lou Holtz sees hope for South Carolina.

Odds and Ends

Miss Afghanistan uncomfortable wearing bikini in contest that outraged court

Odds and Ends

Absentee ballot by man who dies on election day changes outcome of vote

Catholic religious order gives disabled women chance to serve church

Musician helps make psalms singable

Devotional examines life's purposes in Christian context

Faith and fellowship calendar

Book reflects on God, nature

Faith digest