'Dude' blasts Bush and war on terror
Michael Moore is out for blood. His new book, Dude, Where's My Country?, lambastes the White House for just about everything: the Bush family's ties to Saudi Arabia, big corporations and oil; the war in Iraq and its aftermath; the tax cut; health insurance; and the "War on Terror."

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.

Explorer's saga makes for page-turner

Halevy opera returns to Met after 68 seasons

Explorer's saga makes for page-turner
In Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe, Laurence Bergreen draws on documentary and archival material almost 500 years old, some made available only recently.

Arts calendar

'Dude' blasts Bush and war on terror

Arts calendar
AIKEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 122 Laurens St. S.W.; Susan Luke, still life, Doris Schrock, watercolorist, through Nov. 21; Recycled Art Sale Nov. 24-Dec. 27; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; (803) 641-9094.

U.S. baseball team stunned by Mexico

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.

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.

Gay sex cannot be adultery New Hampshire court rules
CONCORD, N.H. -- If a married woman has sex with another woman, is that adultery? The New Hampshire Supreme Court, ruling in a divorce case, says no.

School knits off-the-shelf Macs into third-fastest supercomputer
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- In a squat cement building at the outskirts of Virginia Tech's campus, 1,100 Macintosh PCs are stacked like library books - arranged by students in exchange for football tickets and pizza.

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

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.

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.

Fick becomes free agent

Chinese tuning in to TV dominance

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

Business calendar

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.

Pocket change

Sports Council secures grants

Delta hopes customer-service approach flies

City hopes stores will revitalize area

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.

Consumer debt increases in September; largest amount since January

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.

Lay agrees to surrender documents in government's Enron probe

Business basics

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.

Chinese tycoons not easy to track

Delta hopes customer-service approach flies
ATLANTA - Facing stiff competition from discount airlines, Delta Air Lines, which admittedly has faltered in dealing with passengers, is again focusing on customer service.

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

Chinese tycoons not easy to track
SHANGHAI, China - "We got another one!" Rupert Hoogewerf punches the air triumphantly and slaps his mobile phone shut. The former accountant has bagged his latest quarry, identifying another of China's richest entrepreneurs.

Securities scams target the elderly

Business must find suitable attorney
NEW YORK - Among the most important advisers for many small-company owners is an attorney, someone to help avoid costly legal mistakes in transacting business and dealing with employees.

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.

Business basics
This "Business Basics" section points out some of these seemingly invisible incidentals. A few matter in the way we manage money, but others simply stand out for being bizarre.

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.

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: PROCTER & GAMBLE CO.

Senate considers temporary ban on Internet access taxes

Questions asked might lead to greater prizes
I met the artist by chance when I went to his home to see the car he had for sale. After ringing the doorbell repeatedly, I had almost decided no one was home when an older man answered the door and greeted me like I was a long-lost friend.

Questions asked might lead to greater prizes

Business calendar
Monday: SuCCess Columbia County Style; 5 p.m., Belair Conference Center, 4081 S. Belair Road; free but reservations are required; call 651-0018.

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.

Business must find suitable attorney

Chinese tuning in to TV dominance
SHANGHAI, China - Only two decades ago, it was a small electronics workshop in a warehouse. Now, it's an industry powerhouse poised to displace Sony Corp. as the world's No. 1 television maker.

Morris announces promotion of 16 executives
Augusta's Morris Communications Co. LLC and its newspaper subsidiary, Morris Publishing Group LLC, have promoted 16 senior executives.

Even church's precinct couldn't help Handy reclaim his seat

Even church's precinct couldn't help Handy reclaim his seat
Ho hum. Elections are over in this year's Augusta Commission races, and that means so are Freddie Lee Handy's chances of being re-elected to District 2.

Radio on the march at Florida State-Clemson game
CLEMSON, S.C. -- The most famous name in Palmetto State football this season made his Death Valley debut on Saturday.

Clemson wins Bowden Bowl

Clemson wins Bowden Bowl
CLEMSON, S.C. - Put Tommy Bowden's hot seat on ice - at least for a week.

Radio on the march at Florida State-Clemson game

SEC roundup
AUBURN, Ala. - Mississippi got the drive, the drop and the huge win - a scintillating blend of clutch plays and breaks that pushed the Rebels a step closer to their first SEC Western Division title.

Gagliardi gets record 409th victory
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. -- Winning at St. John's is predictable, just like John Gagliardi's attempts to downplay his success.

SEC drops vote, goes with BCS as tiebreaker

SEC roundup

College stars
Jason White tied a school record with five touchdown passes in Oklahoma's 77-0 rout of Texas A&M.

Division II roundup

Tennessee upsets Miami

College stars

Gagliardi gets record 409th victory

Tennessee upsets Miami
MIAMI -- Brock Berlin slowly walked through the Orange Bowl with his girlfriend on one side, his parents on the other and two security guards close by.

Division II roundup
Aiken Tech will limp to midcourt when it begins its basketball season today.

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.

Congress eyes bowls

The detainee problem
Two years and counting - that's how long more than 650 detainees have been held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Bush administration does not know quite what to do with them - they're in a category all by themselves, neither fish nor fowl.

A historic mile-marker
President Ronald Reagan's landmark Westminster Palace speech in 1982 signaled a turning point in freedom's battle against communism.

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

The detainee problem

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Stocks fall despite prostive employment report

Georgia Southern gets revenge on Furman
STATESBORO, Ga. - Chaz Williams knows the feeling. Two years ago, his bags were packed. His parents had reservations in Chattanooga for the Division I-AA title game.

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.

Blue Devils swat Yellow Jackets
DURHAM, N.C. - They trudged, heads buried firmly in their chests, the 200 yards or so from the playing surface at Wallace Wade Stadium to their dressing room.

Georgia Southern gets revenge on Furman

Blue Devils swat Yellow Jackets

Howell breaks away at Champions

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.

Mmm, mmm good! Campbell takes the lead with a 61

Sorenstam leads Mizuno Classic

Sorenstam remains on record course
OTSU, Japan - Annika Sorenstam shot a second consecutive 9-under-par 63 for a six-stroke lead, and is closing in on a third straight title at the Mizuno Classic.

Sorenstam remains on record course

Mmm, mmm good! Campbell takes the lead with a 61
HOUSTON -- Everyone says Chad Campbell is a star in the making. All anyone needed to see was his record round Saturday in the Tour Championship.

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.

PGA Tour winner to be announced on live television

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.

Hot QB throws Silver Bluff out early

Rebels ousted in 1st round

Devils, Myers roll past Irish on road

Big hit knocks Jackets for loop

Statesboro dominates Greenbrier

Prep football scores

Butler sacks Hephzibah

Aiken wins Region 4-AAAA championship

Washington-Wilkes falls to Morgan County

Coming through

Patriots prevail against Bulldogs

Playoff picture emerges

Blackville-Hilda advances

Butler's offensive line dominates

Lincoln County wins region title

Burke County rallies for win over Glen Hills

Augusta Christian ousted in first round of playoffs

Williston-Elko holds on for win

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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's offensive line dominates
It must be disconcerting when Butler's offensive linemen walk to the line of scrimmage and get in three-point stances.

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.

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

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.

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.

Coming through
Washington County's Tyree Buyrnett weaves his way through the ARC defense during Saturday night's game at ARC Stadium.

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.

Playoff picture emerges
Four local teams are still alive in the South Carolina High School League playoffs this week. Their games are Friday night:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Blue Jackets top Thrashers

NHL Roundup

Thrashers down Islanders
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Serge Aubin scored with 8:32 left, finishing off another Atlanta Thrashers rally and sending the New York Islanders to a rare home loss, 4-3 Saturday night.

Thrashers down Islanders

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.

NHL Roundup
In Detroit, Scott Walker's power-play goal with 57 seconds left capped a four-goal third period, giving Nashville a win over Detroit.

Cell phones, minivans might lead to early grave
I was driving to work Friday morning and came to a conclusion. I will not leave this life old and in my bed, surrounded by insurance beneficiaries. No, I will be reassigned to that Big Newsroom in the Sky by a motorist piloting a minivan talking on a cell phone.

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

Defends Planned Parenthood from editorial

The trashing of Linda Schrenko

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

The trashing of Linda Schrenko
I am disgusted at the continued trashing of former state school Superintendent Linda Schrenko. The latest hit job is by WRDW-TV. Floyd E. Felts, Evans, Ga.

Praises support of Toys for Tots kickoff

Walker still an attribute to Augusta
I was very upset to see that through all the negative things published about former state Sen. Charles Walker, D-Augusta, there was no sunshine shed on the events of a few weekends ago.

No choices in District 2 election
I didn't vote in the Augusta Commission District 2 election Nov. 4 because there were no choices. Keith Pettus, Augusta

Imaginative design not likely here

Help save the homeless animals in our area
If you have lived in the Augusta area for any period of time, you have probably seen it: the stray dog or cat walking across the busy street or running across a neighboring yard. Some of these animals have never known a home, while others have been abandoned by misguided or heartless former owners. Brian Gridley, Evans, Ga.

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.

Walker still an attribute to Augusta

'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

Imaginative design not likely here
Regarding Travis Smith's letter on Nov. 6, "Use a more imaginative design when building airport": Rick Carpenter, Thomson, Ga.

No choices in District 2 election

Stargazers await next celestial show - a weekend lunar eclipse

Home front

Travel briefs

In the know

'No gift' request is fine for wedding

Toyota Prius hybrid improves mileage, performance

Couple changes home from within

Changes in a word's connotation hint at changes in society

Stargazers await next celestial show - a weekend lunar eclipse

Holiday happenings

Follow Benedict Arnold's footsteps

Changes in a word's connotation hint at changes in society
CHICAGO -- Something queer is happening to the word "queer."

'No gift' request is fine for wedding
Dear Carson: My daughter is about to marry after being divorced for a couple of years. The groom also is divorced.

Follow Benedict Arnold's footsteps
AUGUSTA, Maine -- Looking down from Fort Western, high above the Kennebec River in the heart of Maine's capital, Stephen Clark visualizes the hustle and bustle that unfolded there 228 years ago.

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.

Travel briefs
NEW YORK - The 2004 Mobil Travel Guide awards gave five-star ratings to 30 hotels and 14 restaurants around the country.

Couple changes home from within
Hilly terrain can do wonders for the appearance of a house. Just ask Bill and Bryn Hamilton, whose bungalow in Forest Hills looks much like it did when it was built in 1949, even though it has been expanded from three bedrooms and one bath to five bedrooms and three baths.

Toyota Prius hybrid improves mileage, performance
Fuel economy, performance, styling and roominess are all improved in the world's best-selling gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle, the Toyota Prius.

In the know
The CSRA Humane Society will hold a clinic to microchip pets between 10 a.m. and noon Nov. 22 at the Pet Center, 425 Wood St., just past Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Holiday happenings
It may seem as though the holidays are still months away, but the clock is ticking. In between forays to shopping centers, get into the holiday spirit with a concert, play, story, class or all of the above.

Home front
Autumn is a great time to do a little "spring cleaning." A little elbow grease now could save you time when the holidays roll around and you're too busy entertaining to wash down the walls. Here are a few tips to make your home clean and comfortable for the winter.

ECHL notebook
It hasn't been forever since the Wheeling Nailers won the first ECHL championship in 1988-89 and made it to the finals the following season. It just seems that way.

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.

ECHL notebook

Across the area
Authorities arrested a man Saturday night who they said stabbed another man multiple times near his heart, officials said.

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.

Across South Carolina

Across Georgia

Kid of the Day

Police arrest stabbing suspect

Lack of input on new courthouse angers voters

Sleeping on the job

Lack of input on new courthouse angers voters
JEFFERSON, Ga. - The sounds of construction nearly drowned out the voices of Jackson County officials as they held a 2 p.m. ground-breaking ceremony at the site of the future Jackson County courthouse Friday.

Agency encourages adoption

Across the area

Native Augustan could be headed to daytime TV
After completing nearly four years of college, 22-year-old David Spearman may finally be seeing the light.

Bill calls for report on reservists' care

Remark hinders Dean in South

Sponsor sees rebirth of First Friday

'Subvets' honor comrades

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A judge declared a mistrial Saturday for a woman charged in the 1996 bludgeoning death of a Roswell businessman.

Police seek man in assault

'Chronicle' calls all Pearl Harbor survivors

Carter lends support to UGA's president

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.

Blacks find home in South

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

Veterans Day Events
A list of Veterans Day activities in the area

News you can use

Soldiers, residents honor veterans
LANGLEY - Hundreds lined the street and gathered under the cold gray sky Saturday to watch an afternoon parade and pay an early tribute to those who fought in past wars.

Program helps students learn professional skills

'Chronicle' calls all Pearl Harbor survivors
The Augusta Chronicle would like to contact all Pearl Harbor survivors in the Augusta area.

Sewer system may be costly
Doris North cares about the environment in Augusta. She cares about her health, too. She just doesn't want to have to choose between them.

Statistics on helmet laws leave questions
AIKEN - Lanky and laconic, veteran motorcyclist Richard Lucas has heard all the scary talk about the deadly risk of riding his Harley without a helmet.

Atlanta official backs regional approach to water supply

Drilling for victory
Andre Clementi, a petty officer 2nd class with the Navy detachment at Fort Gordon, observes members of the Aiken High School JROTC. Schools from Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina competed.

Sewer system may be costly

Teacher gives life lessons
Custodians at McBean Elementary School usually have to kick Judith Duke out of the school at night. They need to lock the building, and she won't leave.

Kid of the Day

News you can use
NOV. 9, 1968 Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Co. moved Friday to end its curtailed Augusta passenger service, which it said is losing $229,000 per year.

UGA group tries to save itself
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia President Michael Adams would get a pay cut and his wife, Mary, would lose her $48,000 job with the UGA Foundation if the group adopts the recommendations of its lawyers.

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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

UGA group tries to save itself

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.

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.

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.

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
Today's Kid of the Day is Joshua Mackie of Grovetown.

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.

Service behind them, homeless vets wage a new battle for respect
INDIANAPOLIS -- Darryl Boyd exudes strength from the shaved head crowning his 6-foot-5, 235-pound Navy veteran's body to his T-shirt's image of bulging biceps pulling a forearm free of shackles.

News you can use

Georgia troops scheduled to be called up for Iraq
ATLANTA -- At least eight units in Georgia will be among more than 43,000 National Guard and Reserve forces mobilized in the next few months, and some of them could end up in Iraq.

Residents criticize tax plans

Sponsor sees rebirth of First Friday
First Friday appears to have returned to the event its organizers had originally conceived.

Appeals court ponders Augusta

Georgia troops scheduled to be called up for Iraq

New license tag will fund animal program

Statistics on helmet laws leave questions

Downtown road closures will alternate

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.

Legislature wants to amend structure to boost productivity

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.

Illness claims growl of UGA fan
The Bulldog Nation is in mourning after losing one of the University of Georgia's most dedicated football fans Friday.

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

Audit details problems in UGA alumni 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.

Across Georgia

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.

Teacher gives life lessons

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.

Leaders urged to bet on casinos

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

Teens stay mum about beating

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

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -President Bush will visit the South Carolina Upstate on Monday afternoon.

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.

Drilling for victory

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.

Across the area

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.

Veterans Day Events

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.

Soldiers, residents honor veterans

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.

Native Augustan could be headed to daytime TV

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

Teens stay mum about beating
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Staff members and students haven't found a satisfying answer to the question they asked one another Friday at Windsor Forest High School.

Leaders urged to bet on casinos
ATLANTA - Fulton County Commissioner Robb Pitts says he is willing to bet Georgia's economic future on a proposal to bring Las Vegas-style casino gambling to the state.

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.

Bowden's future still not secure
CLEMSON, S.C. - Just minutes after the 7:47 p.m. kickoff Saturday night, the Earth, sun and Moon perfectly aligned to create a full lunar eclipse.

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.

Rookie grabs fourth lineup position

Elliott's team wins pit crew competition
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Matt Kenseth and his team finally lost the title.

Vickers wins first Busch pole

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.

Kenseth is on verge of title
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - When Matt Kenseth went into a two-race slide a little more than a month ago, defending Winston Cup Series champion Tony Stewart wasn't concerned about the crash and blown engine that caused Kenseth to give back 177 points from a 436-point lead.

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.

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.

Roush wants no changes to points system

Rivalry blossoms for Bucs, Panthers

Favre hints he'd like to play in '04

NFL Power Rankings

Johnson returns to scene

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Miss Sierra Broadwater (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bryan Cook (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kay Cooper (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Daisy Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Jennings (McCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Hillman Caldwell (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mr. William Ward Sr. (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Wooten (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Edward Simpson (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Shelly Tanksley (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Staff Sgt. Justin Adams (CHEYENNE, Wyo.)

Mr. Jay Perdiue (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Duke (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Florine Dukes (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Daisy Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harvey Unruh (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Barbara Marshall-Tucker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Mitchell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Simpson (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Hugh Fincher (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Alexander Dixon Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ruby McGuire (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Maryann Sample (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ellen Weatherford (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Henry Lee Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Henry Lee Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ethel Duke (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Brigette Johnson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Flossie Crutchfield (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Della Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Carl Busbee (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Dea. Clouise Knox (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Blount Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Campfield (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earl Brewer (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Mae Samuels (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ocie Ashley (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Evans (AVERA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ellen Weatherford (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. John Hancock, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice Bastian (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mae Samuels (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Ward Sr. (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Pamelia Cross (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Steven Whitaker (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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Jones a reluctant light heavyweight against Tarver

Rower has high goal in mind

Overtime

Overtime

FBI Director urges caution as Greece prepares for 2004 Games

Area sports announcements

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.

Rower has high goal in mind
Kristin Goodrich could be worried about making the 2004 Olympic team.

Area sports announcements
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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.

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.

Overtime
In Carrollton, Ga., Greenbrier placed three runners in the top 10 in their classification of the Georgia High School Association state meet.

Man dies after fall from stand
A Columbia County man who died after a fall from a tree stand is Georgia's first hunting fatality of the 2003-04 season, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

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

Hunter's preparation pays off
If Murphy's Law applied to deer hunting, it would go something like this:

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

Johnson returns to scene
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - When Doug Johnson left Giants Stadium 13 months ago, he felt great.

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.

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.

Rivalry blossoms for Bucs, Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It started with a few shoves to the face, then allegations of attempts to poke Julius Peppers in the eye.

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.

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."

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Hunter's preparation pays off

Director's ruling opens many doors for future games

Bowden's future still not secure

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

'Matrix Revolutions' collects $24.3 million in first day

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

Bulldogs' future appears bright
ATHENS, Ga. - With a two-deep roster loaded with underclassmen and sprinkled with just a handful of seniors, Georgia football fans can't help but get excited about what could be in store for the 2004 season.

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.

Bulldogs' future appears bright

Holtz sees hope for Gamecocks

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

School knits off-the-shelf Macs into third-fastest supercomputer

Devotional examines life's purposes in Christian context

Book reflects on God, nature

Faith and fellowship calendar

Musician helps make psalms singable

Catholic religious order gives disabled women chance to serve church

Faith digest