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

Guinness Record Book sets its own record

Lang Lang dazzles in Carnegie Hall recital debut

'Jerry Springer - The Opera' gets thumbs up from the man himself

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'

'Jerry Springer - The Opera' gets thumbs up from the man himself
LONDON -- "Jerry Springer - The Opera," the rude and often raucous British musical take on American tabloid television, got two thumbs up from the real Jerry Springer, who called the West End show, "phenomenal, absolutely phenomenal."

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.

Berroa, Willis voted rookies of the year

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.

Results from baseball drug tests expected soon

Halladay wins AL Cy Young Award

Free agent season opens

Halladay wins AL Cy Young Award
NEW YORK -- Toronto's Roy Halladay won the American League Cy Young Award on Tuesday, easily beating Chicago's Esteban Loaiza.

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.

Results from baseball drug tests expected soon
PHOENIX -- Results are expected in a few days from this year's drug-testing survey of players, baseball commissioner Bud Selig said.

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.

Steinbrenner calls AL rookie voting a 'farce'
NEW YORK -- George Steinbrenner called the voting for AL Rookie of the Year a "farce" and ripped two baseball writers for leaving his outfielder, Hideki Matsui, off their ballots.

Reds teammates attend Stenson's funeral

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.

Burning metal smell is a sure sign of fall

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

Toddler, declared dead, shows no signs of brain damage
ORANGE, Calif. -- Early tests on a toddler who was revived nearly two hours after she was presumed drowned found no signs of brain damage, a family lawyer said.

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

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.

Girl Scouts in Alaska trap and skin beavers
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Let other Girl Scouts make bird feeders out of Clorox bottles and glue together little birch-bark canoes - Troop 34 in Alaska is learning to trap and skin beavers.

Eight teens admit prank that led to fatal shooting in Ohio cornfield
MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- Eight teenagers admitted their roles in a tomato-throwing prank that led to the fatal shooting of a friend hiding with them in a cornfield in Amish country.

Odds and Ends
BRISBANE, Australia -- The Australian descendants of a Christian missionary eaten by cannibals 136 years ago will travel to Fiji this week, hoping to help lift a curse on the village where he was killed.

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.

Business briefs

Taxpayers taken for ride on power wheelchairs
WASHINGTON -- After walking unassisted from the back of a Los Angeles courtroom, 85-year-old Euralda Clodomar refused the hand of a deputy and climbed into the witness chair.

Taxpayers taken for ride on power wheelchairs

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

Abraham says supplies of natural gas adequate for winter

Home Depot to send out holiday catalogs for first time
ATLANTA -- The Home Depot is getting into the holiday spirit.

Augustans must wait for phone number switch

Crowds, bookings suggest travel upturn

Railroad plans to cut jobs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Railroad giant CSX Corp. said Monday it is embarking on a sweeping redesign of its management structure that will involve cutting between 800 and 1,000 nonunion jobs.

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.

Augustans must wait for phone number switch
Millions of Americans will soon get the chance to own their telephone numbers for the first time. But those in Augusta and other smaller cities will have to wait longer.

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.

Business briefs
More than 50 employers are expected to attend a career fair at Augusta Technical College today from 9 a.m. to noon.

Abraham says supplies of natural gas adequate for winter
WASHINGTON -- Natural gas inventories have rebounded and are above average for this time of year easing concern about possible tight supplies and price spikes this winter, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said Monday.

Home Depot to send out holiday catalogs for first time

Yanity, Munson to call Clemson basketball games

Clemson tries to keep momentum after landmark win
CLEMSON, S.C. -- It's all different at Clemson.

Yanity, Munson to call Clemson basketball games
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Pete Yanity, who stepped in for the late Jim Phillips on Clemson football broadcasts, will do the same for men's basketball, the school announced Tuesday.

SEC honors Manning, Bua, Tinsley

TCU moves into sixth place in BCS

Tuesday morning quarterback

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.

Douglas runs to award for Duke

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

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.

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.

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

Wolfpack QB piling up career records

UConn is preseason No. 1; Duke is second

UConn - who else? - No. 1 in women's poll

Big East has preseason No. 1 and defending champion

Disorder in the court

'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.

Worth staying up for

Mighty cloud of witnesses

Disorder in the court
Serious charges have been leveled at a Richmond County judge. And we're not talking about Judge Duncan Wheale.

Worth staying up for
The Democratic Party's last remaining relevance - its ability to get in the way - will be on national exhibition beginning tonight.

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.

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

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.

Rolling Stones: First the tour, now the DVD
NEW YORK -- Rest assured, before you go see the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger is loving you truly.

Standing ovations
The city of Augusta will honor James Brown from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Augusta Common, Eighth and Reynolds streets. The event features live local entertainment, food, vendors, crafters, the rededication of Ninth Street as James Brown Boulevard with Mayor Bob Young, and an appearance by Mr. Brown. Admission is free. For more information, call 821-1754.

People in the news
NEW ORLEANS -- Ray Charles has donated $1 million to Dillard University for the creation of a program about black culture, the school announced Monday.

Video game maker seeks to dismiss $246 million lawsuit
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The creators of the video game series "Grand Theft Auto" want a federal judge to dismiss a $246 million lawsuit filed by the families of two people shot by teenagers.

'Return of the King' a worthwhile effort
The trouble with the video game version of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is that it's too hard to conquer but too cool to quit playing.

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.

Slater gets stitches, wife gets jail after fight at Las Vegas hotel
LAS VEGAS -- Christian Slater received 20 stitches for a cut on his head and his wife, Ryan Haddon, was arrested after she allegedly hit the actor with a drinking glass during a fight in their Las Vegas hotel room, police said.

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.

Some say stale pricing the real issue in mutual fund world

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.

Small investors discouraged by mutual fund scandal's

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

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.

IRS too often tolerating poor performance by tax preparers

Consumers to be allowed to keep cell phone numbers

Stocks decline on PeopleSoft, EchoStar news
NEW YORK -- Wall Street extended its declines into a third day Tuesday as investors opted to collect profits following mixed news from PeopleSoft Inc. and EchoStar Communications Corp.

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.

IRS too often tolerating poor performance by tax preparers
WASHINGTON -- The IRS has ordered $2.4 million in penalties against tax preparers in the past two years but has collected only $291,000, raising questions about toleration of poor performance, congressional auditors say.

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.

Buffet's quality can vary
Located in the heart of the Augusta Exchange shopping center, Souper Salad is an all-you-can-eat salad bar that offers more than just greens.

Small portions
NIWOT, Colo. - Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy founder Jim Schott and his wife, Carol, recently returned from their second trip to Somerset East, South Africa, where they are helping to develop a commercial goat dairy.

Small portions

Apple growers seek new, safer weapons in war on bugs

Retro candy: a sweet tooth fix for boomers
NEW YORK -- Remember candy necklaces, Wacko-Wax lips and Necco wafers?

Health-advocacy groups asks FTC to pull KFC ads

Apple growers seek new, safer weapons in war on bugs
BURNT HILLS, N.Y. -- From the time the buds swell until the boughs sag with apples, Jerry Knight uses an arsenal of chemicals - about two dozen in all - to curb mites, maggots, leafrollers and other invaders.

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.

Retro candy: a sweet tooth fix for boomers

Kickoff coverage is porous
ATLANTA - It doesn't get any easier for the Georgia Tech kickoff coverage team this week. Now they'll be chasing a "Rabbit."

Georgia Tech tries to recover after loss to Duke
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey shouldn't have a problem keeping his players focused this week. A loss to Duke took care of that.

Georgia Tech tries to recover after loss to Duke

Kickoff coverage is porous

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.

Justin time: Leonard returns to match play
Justin Leonard had just missed a short par putt when a voice from the gallery turned his glare into a scowl.

Campaign under way for player of the year

Finchem: Women on PGA Tour not a trend

Justin time: Leonard returns to match play

Finchem: Women on PGA Tour not a trend
Annika Sorenstam was the first. By the end of the year, at least six women will have competed against the men on tours around the world.

Greenbrier's fate rests with Thomson

2003 North-South Game Rosters

Jefferson County believes

Jefferson County believes
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Jefferson County coach J.B. Arnold considered the distance and looked to the team's star for the decision that would change the Warriors' season.

Greenbrier's fate rests with Thomson
Greenbrier coach Mickey Derrick has his weekend set.

2003 North-South Game Rosters
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The rosters for the 2003 North-South All Star game were released Tuesday. The game will be played Dec. 13 in Myrtle Beach (players, positions and schools):

Senators top Thrashers

Senators top Thrashers
ATLANTA -- After reaching the Eastern Conference finals last season, the Ottawa Senators weren't overwhelmed by a five-game winless streak that left them in last place.

Casserole is elegant for holidays
When we turn our calendar to November it's definitely a sign that the holiday entertaining season has begun.

Casserole is elegant for holidays

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

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.

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

Stop sticking with political party lines

Burns demonstrates lack of candor
U.S. Rep. Max Burns, R-Ga., is having a deservedly hard time with his backer Jackie Sommers, who expressed anti-Semitic remarks at a Burns' fund-raiser several weeks ago. Lowell Greenbaum, Augusta

Commission must resolve racial issues
Augusta has long been home to a great amount of racial tension, and it does not seem to be getting any better. The Community Trust Initiative group, with an idea of bringing an end to racial problems in the area, is newly formed and is a definite step in the right direction. With regard to our city's struggling city commission, the community appears to be divided, therefore the concept of a commission deadlock appears to be in order. John Cates, Augusta

Involve our young people in government
I would like to thank Augusta residents of District 2 who supported my campaign. It was appreciated. I also wish to extend a very sincere "thank you" to all Augustans who cast their votes in the Nov. 4 Augusta Commission race. Charlie Hannah, Augusta

Memorable moment with vet made a poignant Veterans Day

Southern compassion deeply appreciated

Burns demonstrates lack of candor

Public-access defibrillators save lives

Procedure provides permanent contraception in minutes

In the know

Connections made on Meetup.com

Cookie connoisseurs wanted

Researchers say drug may help people unlearn fears

In the know

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

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.

Merriam-Webster to McDonald's: 'McJob' is here to stay
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- McDonald's may not be "lovin' it," but the editors of the Merriam-Webster dictionary say "McJob" is a word that's here to stay.

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.

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.

Birders see fewer crows, chickadees in West Nile-stricken areas
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Backyard sightings of crows and chickadees were at a 15-year low last winter in areas of the country afflicted by West Nile virus, according to the reports of 16,000 volunteer "citizen scientists."

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.

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.

In the know
The Sacred Heart Holiday Open House will include entertaining and decorating demonstrations and book-signings. The free event is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.

Public-access defibrillators save lives
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The first major test of public-access defibrillators found that placing the devices in office buildings and shopping malls and training ordinary people to use them can double the chances of surviving cardiac arrest.

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.

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

Two minutes with Matt Dzieduszycki
Augusta Lynx center Matt Dzieduszycki answers questions for Chronicle staff writer Rob Mueller.

Drulia says he will stay despite recent opening

Lynx center out to prove himself

Lynx center out to prove himself
The worst thing Scott Kelman can do in the present is to reflect on his past. But for the gifted Augusta Lynx center, forgetting is easier said than done.

Drulia says he will stay despite recent opening
Augusta Lynx coach Stan Drulia served as interim assistant coach with the San Antonio Rampage late last season.

Lynx slapshots
Nov. 13: vs. Gwinnett Gladiators, 7:05 p.m.

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

Correction

More dead fish found after plant fire near Reedy River
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Dead fish have been found floating in the Reedy River after chemicals from a textile plant that caught fire last week washed into the river.

Correction
A photograph caption in the Your Life section of Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly identified the type of anesthetic used during the Essure sterilization procedure. Local anesthetic was used.

Across South Carolina
WALHALLA - Rescue teams continued to search Tuesday for a Greenville man last seen swimming near a rapid in the Chattooga River two days earlier.

Residents argue sewer tie-in
Another public meeting about a mandatory connection to the city's sewer system will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 20 at Gracewood Community Center for residents on or near Boykin Road, Gracewood, Barefield Estates, Covington and Pineview.

Prosecutor wants change of venue for crematory operator
LAFAYETTE, Ga. -- Prosecutors want to bring in a jury from another county to hear the case of former Tri-State Crematory operator Brent Marsh, who is accused of letting 334 corpses pile up at his 16-acre compound in northwest Georgia.

Augusta honors its soldiers
It's no surprise Augusta went all out for Veterans Day.

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.

Researchers find helpful nicotine byproduct
Imagine a nicotine product that improves memory and protects brain cells without causing addiction.

News you can use

Committee seeks funds to renovate church
The 152-year-old Union Baptist Church on Greene Street will soon get its long-delayed face lift.

American Legion vets share tales, displays of military life

Kolb wants citywide pay plan
Commissioners will meet Monday to consider the budget. They are expected to set a deadline to adopt the budget Tuesday.

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.

Kolb gets 67 percent on job evaluation
City administrator George Kolb received a job performance evaluation Tuesday, but whether it will pay off with a salary increase or even a renewed job contract will remain uncertain until next week at the earliest.

Bidder shells out thousands to reel in collectible fishing lure
BOXBORO, Mass. -- A South Carolina construction worker reeled in a rare fishing lure at an auction of fishing collectibles, paying more than $101,000 for the 10-inch hollow-bodied copper minnow.

Taxes due by Friday
The closer it gets to Friday afternoon, the busier the lobby of the Columbia County Tax Commissioner's Office becomes.

School board autonomy backed

School board autonomy backed
AIKEN - The county's school board should keep its power to raise taxes, and if residents are unhappy about this year's 15.2-mill increase, they should express their discontent at the voting booth, political leaders said Tuesday.

Augusta honors its soldiers

Preservationists say Confederate Cemetery worth maintaining
MARIETTA, Ga. -- There hasn't been a burial at the city's Confederate Cemetery in 14 years, but preservationists say the final resting place of many Civil War era soldiers is worth maintaining.

Researchers find helpful nicotine byproduct

Athens Army Reserve group may be called up for first time in decade
ATHENS, Ga. -- A 57-person Army Reserve group in Athens may be called to active duty for the first time in more than a decade.

Flu shot fever hits clinic
Columbia County residents are rolling up their sleeves in record numbers, prompting the county's health department to schedule another flu shot clinic Thursday.

Carter: U.S. human rights missteps embolden foreign dictators
ATLANTA -- Perceived human rights violations by the United States during the war on terrorism could allow dictators in other nations to justify their own abuses, former President Jimmy Carter and other activists said Tuesday.

War in Iraq reminds veterans of service

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.

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.

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.

Boy Scout libel case rejected

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.

Kid of the day

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.

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.

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.

Legislature borrowing money to cover school funding lawsuit costs
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The state Legislature expects to get approval Wednesday to borrow up to $1 million to cover legal costs in a protracted lawsuit about adequate funding for rural school districts.

Car terminals put data at officers' fingertips

North Charleston mayor seeks federal probe in police shooting
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey is seeking a federal investigation into the police shooting of a suspected shoplifter.

Kid of the day

Chesnee bike shop shooting victims laid to rest
BOILING SPRINGS, S.C. -- Normally on Monday, Nick Hullinger and his wife joined Scott and Melissa Ponder to cook dinner together.

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.

Kolb wants citywide pay plan

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

Kolb gets 67 percent on job evaluation

Churches filling void in abandoned downtowns

Trial for Bush protester begins Wednesday

Jesse Jackson: government owes sick reservists better care

Beaufort gets funds to fight base closures
BEAUFORT, S.C. -- Beaufort has received a financial boost from the state to help fight the next round of military base closures.

Robbery, kidnap trial to start

Baptist Convention opposes gambling and supports Ten Commandments in public places
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina Baptists passed resolutions at their convention Tuesday in support of placing the Ten Commandments or Christian symbols in public places and against the Catawba Indians creating more gambling venues in the state.

Rants and Raves
A RAVE FOR the speeders on the Bobby Jones Expressway. It's entertaining to watch you weave in and out of law abiding traffic with the precision and grace of a ballet dancer while scanning the horizons for law enforcement personnel. You must have spent years training for your performance. If law enforcement were to observe your performance, they may also find it very entertaining.

News you can use
NOV. 12, 1965 Former President Eisenhower was resting comfortably at Fort Gordon's hospital Thursday night after a day free of the chest pains that struck both Tuesday and Wednesday.

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

Soldiers see student pride
BARNWELL, S.C. - When it comes to war and remembrance, there is now a much narrower gap between Americans old and young.

Suspect in rape has prior assault charge

Across South Carolina

Court overturned Randolph County murder conviction

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.

Airport may get pay raise

Fire ravages home in Leah
A fire gutted a home in Leah on Tuesday afternoon.

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.

Soldier from Georgia burned in Iraq spends time cheering his comrades

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Supreme Court overturns indigent defense ruline
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court has reversed a ruling that made it easier for criminal defendants to win a new trial because they had incompetent defense lawyers.

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.

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.

Prosecutor drops judge case

Tobacco tax supporters prepare for third bout in Legislature
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A coalition of groups that want to increase tobacco taxes to pay for state Medicaid programs says it's ready for a third bout with the Legislature.

News you can use

Trial for Bush protester begins Wednesday
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Protester Brett Bursey has been arrested for spray-painting "Hell no, we won't go" on a Vietnam-era draft board and for burning the Confederate flag.

Board defends mascot as animal

Estate of dead Anderson College player sues hospital
ANDERSON, S.C. -- The estate of an Anderson College basketball player who collapsed and died from an apparent heart defect is suing the hospital and doctors that treated him.

Across the area

Prosecutor won't pursue political consultant case
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A Richland County prosecutor has decided to turn election fraud allegations involving a top aide to Attorney General Henry McMaster over to the state Ethics Commission.

Officials discover explosive materials

Jury sees videotape of alleged sex abuse

Kroger center gets turn lane

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.

Official says base at risk of closing

High school coaches better paid than teachers

Plan for senior centers would save city money

Preservationists say Confederate Cemetery worth maintaining

Prosecutor talks to grand jury

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 wants change of venue for crematory operator

Flu shot fever hits clinic

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.

Residents argue sewer tie-in

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

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.

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.

Fire ravages home in Leah

Rants and Raves
A RAVE FOR the speeders on the Bobby Jones Expressway. It's entertaining to watch you weave in and out of law abiding traffic with the precision and grace of a ballet dancer while scanning the horizons for law enforcement personnel. You must have spent years training for your performance. If law enforcement were to observe your performance, they may also find it very entertaining.

Across South Carolina

North Charleston mayor seeks federal probe in police shooting

Beaufort gets funds to fight base closures

Chesnee bike shop shooting victims laid to rest

Across the area

Estate of dead Anderson College player sues hospital

Stray bullet hits boy on school playground
A 10-year-old Evans boy was shot in the face Sunday.

Veterans Day events

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Richard Wade Harmon, 16 months, of Graniteville.

Carter: U.S. human rights missteps embolden foreign dictators

Across Georgia
WOODBINE - An Army helicopter mechanic accused of trying to abduct an 8-year-old girl from a hotel lobby over the weekend has been denied bond.

Across Georgia

Prosecutor talks to grand jury
A day after a special prosecutor said he could find no cause to indict an Augusta judge, he unexpectedly met Tuesday with a Richmond County grand jury.

Taxes due by Friday

Jury sees videotape of alleged sex abuse
AIKEN - A North Augusta man used a videotape of sex acts with an underage girl as a means of preventing the victim from reporting years of sexual abuse to authorities, prosecutors alleged Tuesday.

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'

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.

Child welfare panel convenes

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.

Sanford markets tax-cut agenda

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Activists call for federal probe of North Charleston police shooting

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.

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

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.

Across the area
AIKEN -An 81-year-old woman from Newberry County was killed Tuesday on Interstate 20 when her Chevrolet van collided with a tractor-trailer, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.

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.

Airport construction of bomb detection rooms delayed
ATLANTA -- Construction of luggage-screening rooms underneath Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has been delayed until after the holidays, airport officials said.

Bulldogs could wind up in the Sugar Bowl if ...
ATHENS, Ga. - Roughly two minutes into a convoluted explanation of the Southeastern Conference's amended three-way tiebreaking system, Georgia quarterback David Greene had heard enough.

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Hollywood injects Christmas cheer into holiday film season

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

Extras, extras

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

Critical choice

Rosy outlook sustains band
The members say they feel lucky to be in a band, but other groups' success can sting.

Mo' Chicken performs oldies for fun

Universal inks deal to buy DreamWorks Records

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.

Musicians take to the stage lobbying campaign against media ownership rules

Cash tribute celebrates singer's contribution to American music

Musicians take to the stage lobbying campaign against media ownership rules
WASHINGTON -- Musicians worried that new media ownership rules will make it harder to get airtime are taking the fight from the Capitol to their own turf, embarking on a grass-roots music tour to lobby for legislation to undo the changes.

Photographer sues rapper 50 Cent for alleged attack by bodyguards

Photographer sues rapper 50 Cent for alleged attack by bodyguards
NEW YORK -- 50 Cent and his record label have been sued for $21 million by a New York Post photographer who claims the rapper's bodyguards attacked him.

Universal inks deal to buy DreamWorks Records
LOS ANGELES -- Universal Music Group said Tuesday it reached a deal to buy DreamWorks Records, the music unit of the entertainment company formed by film and music moguls Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen.

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.

Cash tribute celebrates singer's contribution to American music
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The late Johnny Cash - a pioneer of both country and rock music - was honored with a tribute featuring artists and performances as diverse and far-reaching as his own career.

Ray Charles gives $1 million to Dillard University

Johnny Cash tribute celebrates singer's contribution to American music

Mo' Chicken performs oldies for fun
When a mix of five relatives and friends began getting together on Sundays nearly seven years ago, they had no idea they'd become a music group, much less call it the Mo' Chicken Blues Band.

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.

FitzBradshaw equipment burned

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.

Kenseth surprised to be NASCAR 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

Reactions vary by city on Bryant's first long road trip
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The crowd outside the front entrance of the Madison Hotel had swelled to about 35, a mix of young and old, curious passers-by and serious buffs looking for autographs on magazines, sneakers and trading cards.

Reactions vary by city on Bryant's first long road trip

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.

UConn - who else? - No. 1 in women's poll
The player of the year returned and so did everyone else from the national championship team. So, who else but Connecticut would be No. 1 in women's basketball?

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.

Panthers reviewing stadium policy after fan taunts Bucs

Davis day-to-day with ankle sprain

MNF: Eagles edge Packers

Reeves savors 200th, tries to save job

Fan apologizes for taunting 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.

Overtime

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Dahlberg: Brain surgery behind him, Barrera fights on

Overtime
In Columbus, Ben Lown, C.J. Blackman and Daniel Mobley led the Augusta Area Junior Golf Association to victory in the Georgia Junior Cup Match Play Championship at Maple Ridge Golf Club.

Dahlberg: Brain surgery behind him, Barrera fights on
There's something that just doesn't seem right about fighting after having brain surgery.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Fan apologizes for taunting Bucs
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers fan who briefly inspired the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by taunting their defense has apologized and said his comments were spur of the moment.

Bulldogs could wind up in the Sugar Bowl if ...

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.

CNN says it went "too far" in framing student's question during debate
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A college student who asked the Democratic presidential candidates at a debate whether they preferred the PC or Mac format for their computers says the question was planted by CNN.

Matthew Perry and 9 other good things on 'West Wing'

PBS hires conservative commentator Tucker Carlson for weekly talk show

Harriet Harris makes political incorrectness funny in 'It's All Relative'
LOS ANGELES -- As a child, Harriet Sansom Harris' roles included a green dragon, the white rabbit in "Alice in Wonderland," Cinderella's wicked stepmother and Peter Pan's archfoe, Captain Hook.

Harriet Harris makes political incorrectness funny in 'It's All Relative'

Elizabeth Smart wins TV movie duel with Jessica Lynch

Matthew Perry and 9 other good things on 'West Wing'
LOS ANGELES -- Ten things we like about "The West Wing" although series creator Aaron Sorkin has left the White House building:

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.

NBC's Brian Williams to stop anchoring his cable show
NEW YORK -- CNBC's "The News with Brian Williams" is losing Brian Williams in January.

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.

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.

Political fame lends clout to Schwarzenegger video sales

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Slater gets stitches, wife gets jail after fight at Las Vegas hotel

Rolling Stones: First the tour, now the DVD

'Return of the King' a worthwhile effort

Hero Jak has dark side in 'Precursor Legacy'

Everything falling into place for Georgia

Johnson won't be forgotten

Auburn tries to stop bleeding in rivalry games, starting with Georgia
AUBURN, Ala. -- Junior Rosegreen knows there's one surefire way for the Auburn Tigers to salvage their season: beat Georgia and Alabama.

Dogs set for home security

Pollack finalist for Lombardi Award
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia defensive lineman David Pollack is a finalist for the Lombardi Award, even though he has just 2 1/2 sacks this season.

Home field no advantage in Georgia-Auburn series

Miller unlikely to play as Georgia shuffles line
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia offensive guard Bartley Miller is likely to miss Saturday's crucial Southeastern Conference game against Auburn because of a shoulder injury.

Miller unlikely to play as Georgia shuffles line

Johnson won't be forgotten
ATHENS, Ga. - One year later, Michael Johnson can see the magnitude of "The Catch" by simply walking through the Butts-Mehre Building, which houses the Georgia football program's daily activities.

Pollack finalist for Lombardi Award

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

Auburn still disputes play
AUBURN, Ala. - A year has passed since Michael Johnson's 19-yard touchdown catch on a fourth-and-15 call with 1:25 to play enabled Georgia to beat Auburn 24-21 in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Auburn still disputes play

Home field no advantage in Georgia-Auburn series
ATHENS, Ga. -- The Auburn Tigers have Georgia right where they want them. Between the hedges. Sanford Stadium.

Auburn tries to stop bleeding in rivalry games, starting with 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.

Picking the Auburn-Georgia winner qualifies as a no-brainer
ATLANTA -- On the surface, picking the Auburn-Georgia winner qualifies as a no-brainer.

Gamecocks face tough task

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.

Clemson-South Carolina game on ESPN2

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

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.

Have you ever started a rumor?

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:

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.

Applications put students under microscope for universities

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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.

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

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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.

Movie is a 'Scary' waste of time

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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.

Egypt to oust foreign belly dancers

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