A thought-provoking new play about architecture, self-realization

Guinness Record Book sets its own record
NEW YORK -- The Guinness World Records book has reached a milestone of its own: sales of 100 million.

Patrick Stewart stars in a too-cozy 'Caretaker'
NEW YORK -- The menace is mostly missing in the Roundabout Theatre Company's uneven Broadway revival of "The Caretaker," Harold Pinter's bleak treatise on identity and possessiveness set in a squalid London attic.

Patrick Stewart stars in a too-cozy 'Caretaker'

Bill O'Reilly has a new book that looks out for you

Bill O'Reilly has a new book that looks out for you
NEW YORK -- Bill O'Reilly is riding high in his "No-Spin Zone" but he's ticked off. Tired of being smeared. Tired of being misunderstood.

Judith Ivey plays passionate women on the way to self-discovery

A thought-provoking new play about architecture, self-realization
NEW YORK -- There they strut: two dragon-hearted professors, breathing fire at a nervous architecture student presenting her final project.

Lang Lang dazzles in Carnegie Hall recital debut

Disney design guru pens book about his life and work
GLENDALE, Calif. -- Every workday, John Hench drives to his office at Walt Disney Imagineering, where he helps design the attractions at Disney theme parks on three continents. Hench is 95.

Guinness Record Book sets its own record

Judith Ivey plays passionate women on the way to self-discovery
NEW YORK -- Tony winner Judith Ivey returns to the stage in "Women on Fire," playing nine passionate women on voyages of self-discovery.

Lang Lang dazzles in Carnegie Hall recital debut
NEW YORK -- Lang Lang's Carnegie Hall recital debut had all the makings of an "event."

Reds teammates attend Stenson's funeral
LAGRANGE, Ga. -- Ken Griffey Jr. and Barry Larkin joined a crowded church at Dernell Stenson's funeral Monday, giving the Cincinnati Reds rookie one last standing ovation.

Free agent season opens
NEW YORK -- One of the top free agent classes in recent years hit the market Monday, with teams wary of flashing big bucks and offering longterm deals.

Robbery apparent motive for slaying of baseball player

Berroa, Willis voted rookies of the year
NEW YORK -- Kansas City shortstop Angel Berroa beat New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui in the closest AL Rookie of the Year vote in 24 years. Florida pitcher Dontrelle Willis won the NL award.

Mantle memorabilia set for auction
NEW YORK -- Three hundred pieces of Mickey Mantle memorabilia will be auctioned by Guernsey's at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 8.

Reds teammates attend Stenson's funeral

Berroa, Willis voted rookies of the year

Robbery apparent motive for slaying of baseball player
PHOENIX -- Cincinnati Reds outfielder Dernell Stenson, a LaGrange, Ga. native, was kidnapped in a robbery of his SUV and killed while trying to escape, police said Sunday.

Free agent season opens

Burning metal smell is a sure sign of fall

Odds and Ends
OMAHA, Neb. -- City leaders are painting the town red to launch a new logo.

California toddler pulled from pool pronounced dead, later found breathing
FULLERTON, Calif. -- A toddler who was revived nearly two hours after she was believed to have drowned - and 40 minutes after doctors had declared her dead - was responding to touch and sound Saturday, hospital officials said.

Six-year-old boy suspected in shooting death of grandfather
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A 6-year-old boy suspected of shooting his grandfather to death with a .22-caliber rifle has a history of mental illness and attacking family members, authorities said.

Egypt to oust foreign belly dancers
CAIRO, Egypt -- Egypt's foreign belly dancers have been given their marching orders.

White Louisiana judge draws fire for Halloween costume of blackface and prison garb
NEW ORLEANS -- A white judge is under fire for going to a Halloween party costumed in blackface makeup, an afro wig and a prison jumpsuit with shackles around his wrists and ankles.

McDonald's CEO takes Merriam-Webster to task over 'McJob' definition
CHICAGO -- McDonald's says it deserves a break from the unflattering way the latest Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary depicts its job opportunities.

Family sues Illinois State Fair for disqualifying champion steer
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Mongo the steer is now Mongo the steak, but his case lives on in a lawsuit against officials who took away the animal's championship ribbon at the Illinois State Fair.

Maytag enters appliance repair business

Five years after merger, DaimlerChrysler struggling in U.S. market
DETROIT -- To explain DaimlerChrysler AG's slumping sales and declining U.S. market share, many analysts and dealers point to the company's cars and trucks.

Business briefs

Crowds, bookings suggest travel upturn
NEW YORK -- A sagging economy, 9/11 and SARS. Fear of flying, war in Iraq and bombs in Bali. A weak dollar and the high price of gas. Rain here at home, April through July, and a heat wave in Paris.

Maytag enters appliance repair business
DES MOINES, Iowa -- When any of Susan Podgorski's appliances break, she calls just one repair service - she has a contract with Sears to fix all her appliances, including the Maytag refrigerator she bought three years ago.

Treasury secretary foresees steady economic growth
WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary John Snow said Sunday he foresees steady economic growth during the final three months of this year and throughout 2004.

Former U.S. Attorney General patrols WorldCom scandal
SAN FRANCISCO -- Former U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh, a self-described missionary for the rule of law, is on a crusade to make corporate America a better place.

Stodgy Dickies work wear becomes trendy among the young

Crowds, bookings suggest travel upturn

Business briefs
The CSRA Business Monthly on Monday named Augusta National Golf Club the recipient of its inaugural Thanks for Giving Award.

Getting business from a political campaign
NEW YORK -- With the 2004 elections less than a year away, political campaigns around the country represent a great opportunity for small businesses.

At Microsoft, security flaws emerge as business shortcomings
SEATTLE -- Microsoft Corp.'s offer this week of cash bounties for informants who help it collar virus-writers reflects more than just an escalation of the war on those who would exploit the dominant power in software.

Stodgy Dickies work wear becomes trendy among the young
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Al Rios is a college student and aspiring journalist, but he favors a timeless blue-collar look to his clothing, down to his Dickies work pants.

At Microsoft, security flaws emerge as business shortcomings

Former U.S. Attorney General patrols WorldCom scandal

Witness at close must be lawyer
ATLANTA - Thousands of Georgians who buy a house or refinance their mortgages could see a change in the way the closing is handled in light of a Supreme Court ruling Monday.

Five years after merger, DaimlerChrysler struggling in U.S. market

Bowden questions Florida State's effort against Clemson

Tigers' victory tops wacky day
CLEMSON, S.C. - Bobby Bowden had it right a few minutes before midnight Saturday.

Tigers' victory tops wacky day

Bowden questions Florida State's effort against Clemson
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State's national title dreams are over and a spot in a Bowl Championship Series game isn't locked up, either. And it's all because of a lack of effort, Seminoles coach Bobby Bowden said Sunday.

Oklahoma looks better than ever in win over A&M
NORMAN, Okla. -- The points that weren't scored probably tell the story of Oklahoma's dominance best.

SEC honors Manning, Bua, Tinsley
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Mississippi quarterback Eli Manning was named the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the week after rallying the Rebels to a 24-20 victory over Auburn.

TCU moves into sixth place in BCS
TCU moved a big step closer to busting up the BCS.

Rebels savoring life at the top
AUBURN, Ala. -- Archie Manning wandered around the visitors locker room, congratulating Mississippi players and staff and wondering, "Where's Eli?"

Wolfpack QB piling up career records

LSU moves up to No. 3; Oklahoma unanimous No. 1
LSU moved into the top three of The Associated Press college football poll for the first time in 42 years, trailing unanimous No. 1 Oklahoma and Southern California.

Douglas runs to award for Duke
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Duke's Chris Douglas was named Atlantic Coast Conference offensive back of the week after a stellar performance on Saturday against a stout Georgia Tech run defense.

Win and first place guarantee nothing for Gators
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- When the new polls came out Sunday, Florida realized that taking care of its own business might not be enough to win the Southeastern Conference.

Wolfpack QB piling up career records
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Heisman Trophy voters who crossed Philip Rivers off their list after two early-season losses by North Carolina State may want to rethink his candidacy.

Win and first place guarantee nothing for Gators

Tuesday morning quarterback

Rebels savoring life at the top

TCU moves into sixth place in BCS

Oklahoma looks better than ever in win over A&M

SEC honors Manning, Bua, Tinsley

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

Douglas runs to award for Duke

UConn is preseason No. 1; Duke is second

Big East has preseason No. 1 and defending champion

Mighty cloud of witnesses

Right S.C. ship of state

Right S.C. ship of state
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has been on a statewide tour pushing hard again for his tax reform and economic stimulus plan - the one he campaigned on last year to help him get elected.

'Courtesy' due taxpayers
One supposes that professional courtesy toward another "elected" official would have forced George W. Bush not to invade Iraq unless Saddam Hussein requested it.

Mighty cloud of witnesses
Nearly 50 million men and women have served in the U.S. military from the Revolution to today's war on terrorism.

Parents should teach
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." - Proverbs 22:6

People in the news
LONDON -- Kylie Minogue dethroned Madonna as Britain's longest-reigning pop princess Monday, as measured by the time between first and last chart-toppers, after the Australian singer's latest single went straight to No. 1 in the music charts.

Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

Hero Jak has dark side in 'Precursor Legacy'
A few years in prison will change anybody. Look what happened to Jak.

Political fame lends clout to Schwarzenegger video sales
LOS ANGELES -- The Terminator's back in the new-release section, perhaps for Arnold Schwarzenegger's last hurrah at video stores if he sticks to politics.

Financial planners can help consumers make objective decisions

Consumers to be allowed to keep cell phone numbers
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators are letting people keep their cell phone numbers when they switch wireless companies after Nov. 24 and probably will do the same for home phone customers opting for wireless-only service.

After do-not-call list, companies return to door-to-door sales
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Now that the national do-not-call list makes it impossible to reach millions of potential customers, some marketing companies are returning to an old-fashioned alternative: door-to-door salespeople.

Online savings bonds sales top $700 million in first year
WASHINGTON -- More than 100,000 accounts have been opened in the first year of their availability that allow people to buy and hold savings bonds over the Internet - without receiving paper bonds, the Treasury Department said Monday.

Stocks pull back despite upbeat news on IBM, Intel
NEW YORK -- Wall Street pulled back Monday as wary investors decided to cash in recent gains despite upbeat news on IBM Corp. and Intel Corp.

How can I make the most of my doctor visit?

Some say stale pricing the real issue in mutual fund world
BOSTON -- Regulators may be cracking down on the mutual fund business, but some people think they're missing the forest for the trees.

Securities scams target the elderly

Small investors discouraged by mutual fund scandal's
Chris Laursen could think of just one way to express his displeasure with Putnam Investments over the latest mutual fund scandal: He took his money elsewhere.

Gas prices drop again, down 4.33 cents over two weeks
CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Retail gas prices dropped more than 4 cents per gallon in the past two weeks, but a slight recovery in the crude oil market could slow or reverse recent price declines, according to a nationwide industry survey released Sunday.

How can I make the most of my doctor visit?
Q. My doctor seems rushed when I go in for an appointment. How can I make sure I'm getting the most from my time with my doctor?

Stocks pull back despite upbeat news on IBM, Intel

Fund fees not always clear

Small investors discouraged by mutual fund scandal's

After do-not-call list, companies return to door-to-door sales

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

Fund fees not always clear
NEW YORK - Investors who find the right fund may find they've been sold the wrong class of fund shares.

Some say stale pricing the real issue in mutual fund world

Consumers to be allowed to keep cell phone numbers

Financial planners can help consumers make objective decisions
NEW YORK -- Some people are pretty good at creating a budget, holding down debt, managing investments, buying the right amount of insurance and saving for retirement.

Health-advocacy groups asks FTC to pull KFC ads
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A health-advocacy group has asked the Federal Trade Commission to force the KFC restaurant chain to pull television ads promoting its fried chicken as a healthier fast-food alternative.

Health-advocacy groups asks FTC to pull KFC ads

Britain-Ireland retains Seve Trophy

Campaign under way for player of the year
HOUSTON -- For any other player but Tiger Woods, it would have been considered a career-defining season on the PGA Tour.

Woods, Singh take top honors

Woods, Singh take top honors
HOUSTON -- Tiger Woods won the PGA of America Player of the Year award for a record fifth consecutive year, and became the first player to win the Vardon Trophy five straight times for having the lowest adjusted scoring average.

Johnson named top player on Nationwide Tour

Britain-Ireland retains Seve Trophy
VALENCIA, Spain -- Padraig Harrington's short birdie putt on the last hole allowed Britain-Ireland to retain the Seve Trophy on Sunday.

Campbell makes it a runaway in Tour Championship
HOUSTON -- The only thing the Tour Championship settled was what everyone knew all along: Chad Campbell has the game to beat the best.

Campbell makes it a runaway in Tour Championship

Johnson named top player on Nationwide Tour
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Zach Johnson, who won two times and shattered the money record with $494,882, was voted Nationwide Tour player of the year Sunday.

Campaign under way for player of the year

Sorenstam has record-breaking day at Mizuno Classic
OTSU, Japan -- Annika Sorenstam wrapped up another LPGA Tour player of the year award Sunday and set more records along the way, winning the Mizuno Classic by nine shots for her sixth victory of the year.

Burning metal smell is a sure sign of fall
Fall weather showed up this weekend - predicted, yet still unexpected.

Stop sticking with political party lines
Democrat, Republican or Martian, what could be worse than our present situation? Americans are killed almost every day; no weapons of mass destruction have been found; we are enmeshed in an endless quagmire in Iraq and spending $4 billion a month, but there is still not enough money for bulletproof jackets for all our troops. James Walton, Augusta

Christians confuse Bush with the savior
Three cheers for the Oct. 22 letter from Thomas J. Zwemer, "Criticizes unchristian letters written by professed Christians," which challenged vengeful, judgmental letters to the editor from professed Christians. Clifford W. Reynolds, Augusta

Southern compassion deeply appreciated

Inappropriate behavior has consequences
After reading about the pregnant homecoming candidate at the Academy of Richmond County, I wanted to write my opinion about the situation. However, after reading the Oct. 30 editorial of The Augusta Chronicle, "What message is sent?," I now have no need to write. The editorial said it all. It was well written and to the point. Barbara Thurmond, Augusta

Hypocrisy shows in 'Chronicle' editorial
Reading your Oct. 23 editorial, "Debate over life continues," two old sayings came immediately to mind: "Consistency, thou art a jewel," and "You can't have it both ways." Ms. Justen Wonderly, Evans, Ga.

Inappropriate behavior has consequences

Local talent brings unity to community
I want to applaud Russell Joel Brown - one of the most gifted, talented, charming, affable and versatile entertainers in our area. His presentation of "Mozart to Motown2" last month was marvelous and dazzling.

Southern compassion deeply appreciated
I would like to thank all of the staff and management at Doctors Hospital, along with the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation, Inc., for their profound understanding and support during the recent tragedy suffered by my family in Central Pennsylvania. Constance Y. Mayo, Hephzibah, Ga.

Local Democratic leader resorts to cheap-shot politics
Lowell Greenbaum, chairperson of the Richmond County Democratic Party, in his letter on Oct. 11, "Area Democrats will make a comeback," seeks to extol his political party by defaming individuals in the opposite party. Wheldon Hair, Harlem, Ga.

Memorable moment with vet made a poignant Veterans Day

Hypocrisy shows in 'Chronicle' editorial

Christians confuse Bush with the savior

Stop sticking with political party lines

Memorable moment with vet made a poignant Veterans Day
He lay quietly in his hospital bed, very ill and very anxious. Ill, because his heart was sputtering and tired. Anxious, perhaps, for concerns about his young daughter's future or perhaps for the bills he would have to pay for his upcoming open-heart surgery. He did not have a nickel in his account. The only skills he knew - those needed to fight for his country - were no longer needed of him. His disability from his Navy days, the stress of single parenthood and financial woes had taken their toll. M. Vinayak Kamath, M.D., Augusta

Connections made on Meetup.com

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

Researchers say drug may help people unlearn fears

Procedure provides permanent contraception in minutes

In the know

Cookie connoisseurs wanted

Sugar, sucking and parents' touch might help babies during shots

Drop cell in cradle, and wireless calls ring on your home phone

Lots of animals cloned, but Nature doesn't make it easy

'Desert Storm II' improves on original

Freedom Fighters has intense action

Researchers say drug may help people unlearn fears
NEW ORLEANS -- Scientists say a pill may help people overcome their worst phobias.

In the know
VH1 is reviving The Partridge Family and will begin searching for a group of actors who also can sing and play instruments.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include the name and phone number of a contact person.

Freedom Fighters has intense action
Communism is stronger than ever. Even Mexico has fallen behind the iron curtain. And now the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is moving on the final prize - the United States.

Cookie connoisseurs wanted
The holidays are a time when families break out the glitter, beads and baubles ... and that's just for the cookies. The Augusta Chronicle is looking for the pinnacle of culinary cookies and will pay the top chef $100 for the best of the bunch.

Lots of animals cloned, but Nature doesn't make it easy
NEW YORK -- Wanna clone a cow? A Massachusetts company guarantees a healthy calf for $19,000 - and two for $34,000.

Sugar, sucking and parents' touch might help babies during shots
CHICAGO -- Infants getting shots at the doctor's office cry less when they are held by their parents and given sugar water and bottles or pacifiers, a study found.

Schools knits off-the-shelf Macs into third-fastest supercomputer
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- It comes from the bargain basement of supercomputers, but the performance is nothing short of astounding.

Procedure provides permanent contraception in minutes
The tiny coils appear to spring out from opposite sides in the oval frame of the scope. In a few months, scar tissue will wrap around the coils to provide Laurie Easterlin with permanent contraception.

'Desert Storm II' improves on original
War is anything but a game. However, it's a subject that game makers frequently focus on, from re-creations of the Civil War to the latest conflicts around the globe.

Connections made on Meetup.com
NEW YORK - From Elvis fans to supporters of a presidential hopeful, Meetup.com is bringing together people with a common interest, taking the talk out of the chatroom and back into the real world.

Drop cell in cradle, and wireless calls ring on your home phone
NEW YORK -- For anyone who answers their cell phone at home, here's an idea so simple it's hard to imagine why it took so long to arrive:

Official says base at risk of closing

Car terminals put data at officers' fingertips
When Sgt. Steven Strickland gets into his late-model Ford Crown Victoria, he's not only secure in his car's speed and power, he also appreciates the technological edge the in-car computer provides.

Officials discover explosive materials
As fire and police officials inspected a briefcase in a fast-food restaurant's parking lot Monday, Russell Rachels casually continued eating his french fries.

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - Chemicals from a fire at the U.S. Finishing plant in Greenville have washed into the Reedy River, discoloring the water and creating foam downstream.

War in Iraq reminds veterans of service

Explorers find gold in Civil War-era shipwreck

Across the southeast
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -Library administrators "gulped" at the fee, but they decided that author John Grisham was worth the $75,000 he is charging to speak at the final night of Novello Festival of Reading.

Official says base at risk of closing
The risk that Fort Gordon could be closed in 2005 is real, the chairman of the CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon said at Monday's meeting of the Rotary Club of Augusta.

Assistant is on front line of fight to keep fort open
Being an administrative assistant may not sound very glamorous.

Warner Robins man hopes for world record ride

Rants and Raves
I'M A DISABLED American and Veterans Day is coming up on the 11th. You know, we owe our veterans a lot because we're free today. It would be nice to go out to a cemetery and put a flag on a veteran's grave just to show that we still remember those who paid the supreme sacrifice, and also if you know of a veteran, walk up and say thanks. Let's show our veterans and active duty personnel we do care.

State: Sharpshooters to kill deer necessary to park's preservation
RED TOP MOUNTAIN STATE PARK, Ga. -- Sharpshooters will be called in to kill more than 100 deer in Red Top Mountain State Park as part of a program to thin a deer population that state officials say is eating up the park's flora and fauna.

Elvis artist, lecturer shares her obsession
Joni Mabe is such a big Elvis Presley fan she even owns a piece of The King - literally.

Sanford markets tax-cut agenda

Families cope with absence of guard unit
ATHENS, Ga. - The experts told Katherine Gentry not to tell her National Guard husband bad news when he called from an Army base hundreds of miles away.

Former wrestling icons try to adjust to life outside the ring

Changes to HOPE may cost students
A state commission examining the HOPE scholarship meets once more and will forward its findings to lawmakers by the year's end. Any changes to HOPE could take effect by fall 2004.

War in Iraq reminds veterans of service
AIKEN - On this day of faded campaign ribbons, when the United States pauses to remember its war veterans, some old soldiers' combat memories have an added sharpness as the war in Iraq hits a bloody stride.

Rail corridor's neighbors wary of line
DECATUR, Ga. - Paul and Ruth Kratsch didn't mind the train tracks behind the new house they bought in 1962.

Airport may get pay raise
Airport employees will likely see long-awaited pay raises before the year's end, following action by two Augusta Commission committees Monday.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -Charleston Mayor Joe Riley Jr. says he will stay busy in what could be his last four-year term.

Across Georgia

Across Georgia
WARNER ROBINS -A group of neighbors is trying to stop a Habitat for Humanity chapter from building a home in their community.

Despite "Radio," South Carolina lags in film industry

Across the area
Police arrested a 60-year-old Augusta man late Saturday in an attack on a 94-year-old man, according to Richmond County sheriff's records.

Boy Scout libel case rejected
ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court said Monday it won't allow a jury to hear the case of a former Boy Scout leader from Athens who accused one of his ex-troop members of libel.

Dodging a downward spiral
PLUM BRANCH, S.C. - Both sides of South Carolina Highway 28 in McCormick County are characterized by long stretches of dense timber or occasional vistas of Lake Thurmond, interrupted periodically by a rustic bait and tackle shop.

High school coaches better paid than teachers

Warner Robins neighbors opposed to Habitat home in community
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- A group of neighbors is trying to stop the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity from building a home in their community.

Court overturned Randolph County murder conviction

UGA's Archway to Excellence campaign in trouble
ATLANTA -- The largest fund-raising campaign in the University of Georgia's history is in trouble because of the controversy over President Michael Adams and could soon be suspended.

Officials discover explosive materials

Warner Robins man hopes for world record ride
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Surrounded by a small group of curious onlookers, Randall Jones made his run - or rather, ride - for the history books.

Emory professor surprised at reaction to 18-year-old book on Hinduism

Veterans honored in weekend celebrations around state
Many Georgia cities and towns were awash in red, white and blue over the weekend for early Veterans Day celebrations honoring Georgia soldiers, past and present - including those who recently returned from the war in Iraq.

Robbery, kidnap trial to start
The Columbia County trial of Steven Louis Barnes on charges stemming from a New Year's Day 2002 robbery will begin Wednesday.

University System foundation has had financial woes
ATHENS, Ga. -- The University System of Georgia Foundation has had problems making house payments on Chancellor Tom Meredith's $2.1 million home and finding the money to pay Meredith a $180,000 supplement to his state salary, the Athens Banner-Herald reported Sunday.

Veterans honored in weekend celebrations around state

Study finds that caseworkers lack social work degrees
ATLANTA -- A University of Georgia study says that fewer than 20 percent of the state's child welfare workers and supervisors have a social work degree, and about 10 percent have only a high school diploma.

Rants and Raves
A RAVE FOR the jury that acquitted the former Medical College of Georgia physician. People in the area need to be made aware that not all cops are good guys.

Perdue working to grow GOP in Georgia like 'Johnny Appleseed'
ATLANTA -- The first Republican governor of Georgia in modern times has played an active role in helping GOP candidates on the state level this year, much as President Bush has done nationally.

UGA's Archway to Excellence campaign in trouble

Former wrestling icons try to adjust to life outside the ring
ATLANTA -- Just a few years ago, his entrance into the ring was worthy of a lavish production of lasers, flashing lights and fake snow that left millions of fans in arenas and on television gasping, "Wooooooooooh!"

Plan for senior centers would save city money
The city could run four of five senior centers for a fraction of what it costs the Senior Citizens Council of the CSRA to do the same thing, according to City Administrator George Kolb.

Cotton growers expect large crop, higher prices this year
LEESBURG, Ga. -- White puffs of cotton tumble endlessly through the four gin stands at the King Cotton Gin, amid the deafening roar of electric motors, conveyor belts and fans.

Sanford markets tax-cut agenda
NORTH AUGUSTA - Strolling through SMS SportsWorld on Monday, Gov. Mark Sanford picked up a baby's tennis shoe no larger than his palm, a symbolic gesture in light of the tiny gains his economic-stimulus and tax-reduction plan is making.

Explorers find gold in Civil War-era shipwreck
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- After searching the ocean for more than 10 years, marine explorers found gold this week at the site of a Civil War-era shipwreck about 100 miles east of Savannah. The gold could be worth millions of dollars.

Man charged in deaths of two women killed in subdivision sales office

Man charged in deaths of two women killed in subdivision sales office
POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. -- A 30-year-old DeKalb County man suspected in the shooting deaths of two real estate agents in Cobb County has been captured.

Kid of the day

School districts prepare to sue for more funds
PERRY, Ga. -- Officials from some of Georgia's poorest school districts agreed Friday to prepare a lawsuit seeking more state education money and a more equitable way to allocate those funds among all public school systems.

State investigating high school drug sweep

Emory professor surprised at reaction to 18-year-old book on Hinduism
ATLANTA -- An Emory University professor is dismayed by the recent response to a book he wrote on Hinduism 18 years ago, in which he raised questions about erotic symbolism of a Hindu deity with the head of an elephant.

Board defends mascot as animal
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - The fight over the old Rebel planter mascot for Strom Thurmond High School has turned into a debate that turns on the definition of biological terms.

House minority leader called to duty in S.C. Army National Guard
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- House Minority Leader James Smith has started 11 weeks of military training at Fort Jackson and will miss the first week of the 2004 legislative session.

News you can use
NOV. 11, 1984 A car stolen from a McDuffie County woman, who was shot and robbed Saturday afternoon, has been found by police outside Atlanta.

Bush heads to Greenville to raise cash
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- President Bush will be in South Carolina Monday, raising money for a campaign that's already well-heeled, but in a state where textile job losses are frequently tied to his international trade policies.

Bush in S.C. to talk up economy, raise money

Plan diverts mental patients from hospital emergency rooms
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Hospitals are beginning to divert mentally ill patients from emergency rooms, but administrators say the new state effort won't solve long-standing problems.

Plan for senior centers would save city money

Despite "Radio," South Carolina lags in film industry
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A tight budget and lack of facilities aren't helping South Carolina take a leading role on the silver screen.

Across the area

Father sues ex-son-in-law in daughter's death
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- The father of a woman fatally shot three years ago is suing his former son-in-law, who has admitted to killing his estranged wife but wasn't convicted.

Boy Scout libel case rejected

Police veteran charged with growing marijuana
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A veteran of the police force who resigned after being involved in a controversial shooting has been charged with growing marijuana at his Berkeley County home.

Kroger center gets turn lane

State investigating high school drug sweep
GOOSE CREEK, S.C. -- State police are investigating why officers charged into a crowded high school hallway with guns drawn in a drug sweep.

Dodging a downward spiral

Friend cannot forget sight of four dead
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Noel Lee stopped by Superbike Motorsports to get some tickets for Friday night's motor cross race in Greenville.

Perdue working to grow GOP in Georgia like 'Johnny Appleseed'

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Nicholas Jamal Jonathan Lewis, 1, of Hephzibah.

Warner Robins neighbors opposed to Habitat home in community

News you can use
NOV. 10, 1964 EDGEFIELD, S.C. - A speeding truck struck and derailed a southbound freight train west of Edgefield late Sunday, closing South Carolina Highway 378 and seriously injuring the truck driver.

Kid of the day

Sanford gets tax-plan reaction
AIKEN - After a three-day loop around South Carolina last week to promote his latest tax and economic stimulus package, Gov. Mark Sanford returned to the governor's mansion with some less-than-stellar road souvenirs from state legislators, including top leaders from his own party.

Prosecutor drops judge case
A special state prosecutor who had planned to present an indictment this morning against Superior Court Judge Duncan D. Wheale withdrew all the charges late Monday afternoon.

Rants and Raves
I'M A DISABLED American and Veterans Day is coming up on the 11th. You know, we owe our veterans a lot because we're free today. It would be nice to go out to a cemetery and put a flag on a veteran's grave just to show that we still remember those who paid the supreme sacrifice, and also if you know of a veteran, walk up and say thanks. Let's show our veterans and active duty personnel we do care.

Rail corridor's neighbors wary of line

Cotton growers expect large crop, higher prices this year

Stabbing victim still in critical condition

Sanford gets tax-plan reaction

Car terminals put data at officers' fingertips

Stabbing victim still in critical condition
An Augusta man remained in critical condition Sunday at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital after being stabbed at a Laney-Walker Boulevard nightclub Saturday evening, Richmond County sheriff's authorities said.

Kroger center gets turn lane
To all those who've risked life and limb pulling into or out of the Kroger shopping center at Washington Road in Evans, your day of rejoicing is here.

Bush heads to Greenville to raise cash

Families cope with absence of guard unit

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Across the southeast

Assistant is on front line of fight to keep fort open

Emblem may get new look
Out with the old, in with the bold.

Vacancies hinder crime lab
When the new crime lab on Phinizy Road is fully in service, officials say the $4.1 million facility will be a wonderful asset.

Across the area
Westside High School has been removed from the state's needs-improvement list after an appeal to the Georgia Department of Education, school officials announced Monday.

Former SC man killed in Iraq 'loved the Army'

Child welfare panel convenes
ATLANTA - Georgia's child-protection agency is doing a good job reuniting families torn apart by the removal of children from their parents' custody, an academic researcher said Monday.

Child welfare panel convenes

Plan diverts mental patients from hospital emergency rooms

American Legion vets share tales, displays of military life

Across the area

State: Sharpshooters to kill deer necessary to park's preservation

Across South Carolina

Soldier from Georgia burned in Iraq spends time cheering his comrades

Vacancies hinder crime lab

Veterans Day events

Study finds that caseworkers lack social work degrees

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Mackensi Elizabeth Bellar, 3 months, of Nashville, Tenn.

Suspect in rape has prior assault charge
An Augusta man who was charged Monday with the rape of his sister's friend served time in prison for a gang assault on another woman who claimed she was raped behind T.W. Josey High School in 1989.

Jesse Jackson: government owes sick reservists better care
FORT STEWART, Ga. -- Visiting just before Veterans Day, the Rev. Jesse Jackson told Fort Stewart soldiers Monday the government has a moral obligation to provide better health care and housing to sick reservists.

Veterans Day events
Here is a list of area Veterans Day events.

Bush in S.C. to talk up economy, raise money
GREER, S.C. -- President Bush stopped at BMW Manufacturing on Monday to talk about the economy in a region of the state that continues to lose manufacturing jobs despite the bump in the national economy and local employers like the auto plant.

Across Georgia
BUFORD - Two workers were critically injured when a water pipe they were installing in north Gwinnett County exploded Monday morning.

High school coaches better paid than teachers
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Football coaches at South Carolina public high schools earned an average of $57,000 last year, nearly 42 percent more than the average schoolteacher.

20-year-old arrested in pizza delivery robbery
A man suspected of robbing a pizza delivery man Sunday night was arrested after barricading himself in a house with three friends, authorities said.

Board defends mascot as animal

Georgia student's homicide trial postponed
ATHENS, Ga. - The trial of a University of Georgia student accused of homicide in a traffic accident earlier this year that claimed the life of his fraternity brother was supposed to begin this week but has been rescheduled for next month.

Former SC man killed in Iraq 'loved the Army'
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A former South Carolina man killed in Iraq "loved the Army" and joined just a few months after graduating from Fort Mill High School, his parents said Monday.

Activists call for federal probe of North Charleston police shooting

Court overturned Randolph County murder conviction
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday overturned the murder conviction of a Randolph County businessman in an arson-for-hire case.

Man wanted in Georgia slayings waives extradition in Wisconsin
WAUKESHA, Wis. -- A man suspected in the shooting deaths of two real estate agents in Cobb County, Ga., will return to that state after he waived extradition Monday.

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Baptists to review goal of 600 new churches
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Gay clergy, the Ten Commandments and church growth likely will be on the agenda when South Carolina Baptists meet in Columbia this week.

Prosecutor drops judge case

Activists call for federal probe of North Charleston police shooting
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A Lowcountry civil rights activist has called for the resignation of North Charleston's police chief and a federal investigation of a police shooting that killed a 41-year-old man.

Airport may get pay raise

American Legion vets share tales, displays of military life
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Veterans of American Legion Post 3 have opened their meeting hall to visitors, sharing their tales of warfare amid the uniforms, weapons and memorabilia of military life.

Suspect in rape has prior assault charge

Study finds that caseworkers lack social work degrees
ATLANTA -- A University of Georgia study says that fewer than 20 percent of the state's child welfare workers and supervisors have a social work degree, and about 10 percent have only a high school diploma.

Robbery, kidnap trial to start

Churches filling void in abandoned downtowns
FOREST PARK, Ga. -- In an old brick plaza on Main Street, the muffled sounds of a four-piece band playing West Indian rhythms spill out onto empty downtown sidewalks.

Jesse Jackson: government owes sick reservists better care

Soldier from Georgia burned in Iraq spends time cheering his comrades
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Jose Martinez was an open and friendly guy before he joined the Army a year ago, and he's still that way even after being trapped for 20 minutes in a fiery ammunition truck in Iraq.

Churches filling void in abandoned downtowns

Gaston Copper site almost clean, ready for sale
GASTON, S.C. -- The former Gaston Copper site in Lexington County is almost ready for sale, after closing in 1995 because of environmental problems.

First weekend of 'Matrix Revolutions' off 45 percent from 'Matrix Reloaded' debut
LOS ANGELES -- The sci-fi Matrix saga lost some of its spin at the U.S. box office, with "The Matrix Revolutions" pulling in $50.16 million in its opening weekend - off 45 percent from the previous chapter's weekend debut.

Hollywood injects Christmas cheer into holiday film season
LOS ANGELES -- At last, a holiday-movie season with real tinsel.

First weekend of 'Matrix Revolutions' off 45 percent from 'Matrix Reloaded' debut

Hollywood injects Christmas cheer into holiday film season

Country music retirement home gaining ground
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Marty Martel never had a gold record, but he's been in the country music business for 30 years, first as a singer and later as the owner of a small production and talent agency.

Ray Charles gives $1 million to Dillard University

Johnny Cash tribute celebrates singer's contribution to American music
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A diverse lineup of country and rock performers were set to pay tribute Monday to the late Johnny Cash.

Country music retirement home gaining ground

Johnny Cash tribute celebrates singer's contribution to American music

There's no place like home for Lyle Lovett

Ray Charles gives $1 million to Dillard University
NEW ORLEANS -- Ray Charles has donated $1 million to Dillard University to go toward the creation of a program about black culture, the school announced Monday.

There's no place like home for Lyle Lovett
NEW YORK -- A musician's life allows Lyle Lovett to travel the world. As he gets older, he realizes there's no place like home - even if it's the place where a bull landed on top of him.

Solberg wins British rally to take season title

Kenseth surprised to be NASCAR champion

Kenseth becomes points champ
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Matt Kenseth has spent the past couple months blocking the NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship from his mind.

Christian Fittipaldi wins karting event
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Christian Fittipaldi won the Granja Viana 500 kart race Sunday, beating stars Juan Pablo Montoya, Jimmy Vasser, Alex Zanardi and Rubens Barrichelo.

Veteran doesn't go quietly

Veteran doesn't go quietly
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - As long as Bill Elliott keeps winning, the siren atop the Dawsonville Pool Room will keep sounding a shrieking celebration throughout the North Georgia mountains.

FitzBradshaw equipment burned

Kenseth becomes points champ

FitzBradshaw equipment burned
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- FitzBradshaw withdrew its No. 82 Chevrolet from the Busch Series race this weekend after a fire destroyed a backup vehicle, crew uniforms, helmets, tools and other equipment.

Solberg wins British rally to take season title
CARDIFF, Wales -- Petter Solberg of Norway finished first in the season-ending British Rally on Sunday and won the World Rally Championship.

Kenseth surprised to be NASCAR champion
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Matt Kenseth wanted simply to be a race car driver. He says he never dreamed of grandeur, that one day he would be a Winston Cup champion.

In Saddam's crumbling palaces, U.S. soldiers settle down
TIKRIT, Iraq -- There are doughnuts and peanut butter in the mess hall where American flags hang alongside the green-and-white banners of the 4th Infantry Division. Soldiers sit at long Formica tables or wait patiently in the chow line. In the corner, a brass band is practicing for Thanksgiving.

In Saddam's crumbling palaces, U.S. soldiers settle down

Families hope NASA learns lesson from Columbia accident

UConn is preseason No. 1; Duke is second
Connecticut is thrilled to be the runaway No. 1 pick in The Associated Press' preseason college basketball poll. The Huskies can only hope it leads to better things than the last time they started the season on top.

Big East has preseason No. 1 and defending champion
Last season ended with a Big East team as national champion. This season starts with another Big East team at the top of the poll.

Reeves savors 200th, tries to save job

MNF: Eagles edge Packers

Davis day-to-day with ankle sprain

Panthers reviewing stadium policy after fan taunts Bucs

Falcons embarass Giants

Panthers top Bucs

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Remembering and thanking our veterans
THROUGH THEIR contributions in peacetime and sacrifices on far away battlefields when our nation has been at war, our heroes - our veterans - have always been there.

Remembering and thanking our veterans
THROUGH THEIR contributions in peacetime and sacrifices on far away battlefields when our nation has been at war, our heroes - our veterans - have always been there.

Clijsters overcomes injured Capriati at WTA Championships

Agassi among elite heading into Masters Cup

College coaches, athletes deal with steroid issues

Roy Jones Jr. escapes to fight another day, but questions remain

Overtime

Overtime

Agassi among elite heading into Masters Cup
HOUSTON -- At 33, Andre Agassi refuses to set a timetable for retirement.

Clijsters overcomes injured Capriati at WTA Championships
LOS ANGELES -- Kim Clijsters rallied from a set down and a 3-2 deficit in the third to beat an injured Jennifer Capriati 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 in Sunday's semifinals of the WTA Championships.

Overtime
The Augusta Boxing Club won all six of its matches and won the team championship at the Blazers Boxing Club tournament in Columbus, Ga on Saturday.

Overtime
USC Aiken midfielder Melissa Schnoering was chosen as an at-large selection for the Peach Belt Conference's All-Conference team on Monday.

College coaches, athletes deal with steroid issues
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Four-time world champion Allen Johnson has felt the questioning stares from competitors each time he cleared a hurdle and crossed a finish line in blistering times - was he doping?

Ferrero loses to Nalbandian, hurting hopes for No. 1
HOUSTON -- Juan Carlos Ferrero called it his worst match of 2003.

Roy Jones Jr. escapes to fight another day, but questions remain
LAS VEGAS -- Roy Jones Jr. likes to lay claim to being the greatest boxer of his time. For one fight, at least, he certainly wasn't the smartest.

Reeves savors 200th, tries to save job
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Dan Reeves spent a lot of time on the phone Monday.

Davis day-to-day with ankle sprain
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Stephen Davis, the NFC's leading rusher, is still bothered by a sprained ankle and his status is unknown for Carolina's game against the Washington Redskins.

Panthers top Bucs
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers refused to talk any trash before their game against Tampa Bay. After beating the Super Bowl champions for the second time this season, they wouldn't shut up.

MNF: Eagles edge Packers
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Donovan McNabb threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Todd Pinkston with 27 seconds left to give the Philadelphia Eagles a 17-14 victory over the Green Bay Packers on a rainy Monday night.

Falcons embarass Giants
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Atlanta Falcons got Dan Reeves his 200th win on a day the New York Giants may have put coach Jim Fassel's job in jeopardy.

Panthers reviewing stadium policy after fan taunts Bucs
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers are reviewing their entertainment procedures after a fan taunted the Buccaneers when he was given a microphone late in the game Sunday.

Reeves finally gets No. 200
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Wellington Mara rarely walks on the field before Giants games, but the 87-year-old New York president and NFL patriarch wanted to wish a former employee well early Sunday afternoon.

Families hope NASA learns lesson from Columbia accident
BOMBAY, India -- The widows of an American and Israeli astronaut killed in the Columbia disaster said Monday they hoped NASA had learned lessons from the space shuttle accident so it would never happen again.

Andy Griffith has a new album and a TV special

PBS hires conservative commentator Tucker Carlson for weekly talk show
NEW YORK -- PBS, frequently in the crossfire for a perception that it leans left, has hired conservative commentator Tucker Carlson as host of a weekly public affairs program.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
On CBS, "America's Girl" (the pretty, teenage kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart) goes head-to-head against NBC's November Sweeps darling, Jessica Lynch. She, of course, is the pretty, teenage soldier whose daring rescue in Iraq "gave America hope."

PBS hires conservative commentator Tucker Carlson for weekly talk show

Is Aaron Brown slowly sliding out of CNN's picture?
NEW YORK -- CNN rented an elegant ballroom a few weeks ago, feeding breakfast to top advertisers and filling them in on 2004 election coverage plans. Virtually all the network's big names were there.

Regular Joe turns out to be a real winner
So maybe this is how you parlay reality-TV stardom into fame: Appear on a fake reality show where the only one who's not an aspiring actor is you.

A big night for CBS on Thursday, TV's most lucrative night

Elizabeth Smart wins TV movie duel with Jessica Lynch
NEW YORK -- Forced to choose between stories about a hero prisoner of war or a young victim of a bizarre kidnapping, American television viewers narrowly went for the kidnap victim.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

A big night for CBS on Thursday, TV's most lucrative night
NEW YORK -- Finally, some good news for a television network - at least one of them.

Elizabeth Smart wins TV movie duel with Jessica Lynch

Is Aaron Brown slowly sliding out of CNN's picture?

Andy Griffith has a new album and a TV special
NEW YORK -- At 77, Andy Griffith remains a fine actor, a much-beloved star, even a folk hero.

Hero Jak has dark side in 'Precursor Legacy'

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Political fame lends clout to Schwarzenegger video sales

Everything falling into place for Georgia

Dogs set for home security
ATHENS, Ga. - In his two seasons with the Georgia football team, sophomore offensive tackle Max Jean-Gilles has always started Saturday home games with the pregame "Dawg Walk," and ended it savoring a Bulldogs victory at Sanford Stadium.

Everything falling into place for Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. -- The Georgia Bulldogs are on a roll - and they didn't even play last week.

Dogs set for home security

Gamecocks face tough task
South Carolina coach Lou Holtz said last week it was imperative Demetris Summers be on the field more.

Gamecocks face tough task

Clemson-South Carolina game on ESPN2

Clemson-South Carolina game on ESPN2
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The season-ending Clemson-South Carolina game will be played at 7 p.m., Nov. 22, and shown nationally on ESPN2.

Applications put students under microscope for universities
After years of excelling in high school, the only thing keeping some seniors from college is the application.

Girl must not let boyfriend rule her life
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I have a boyfriend who is very jealous. He doesn't want me to be with anyone in my family.

Xtreme calendar
Thank a veteran, this is Veterans' Day. Events include a parade in downtown Augusta at 10 a.m.; assemblies at Greenbrier High School, 5114 Riverwood Parkway, at 8 and 8:45 a.m.; and static displays of communications equipment at the Augusta Common on the 800 block of Broad Street.

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

Have you ever started a rumor?
Here are the results for last week's question:

Your style
Wendell Morgan, 15, a sophomore at Glenn Hills High School.

Get on the bus
Want a chance to record in the digital studio of the John Lennon Tour Bus? Xtreme is running two contests, one to choose the high school where the bus will park and another to choose the teens to work on the bus for the day.

Movie is a 'Scary' waste of time

Applications put students under microscope for universities

Have you ever started a rumor?

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Movie is a 'Scary' waste of time
Scary Movie 3 is more crass than comedic, but that doesn't stop it from offering up some good laughs. I found myself chuckling at some parts and gasping at its audacity in other scenes.

California toddler pulled from pool pronounced dead, later found breathing

McDonald's CEO takes Merriam-Webster to task over 'McJob' definition

Odds and Ends

Egypt to oust foreign belly dancers