Carter's first novel stirs 'Hornet's Nest'
ATLANTA - In the first novel ever written by a U.S. president, Jimmy Carter tells the story of the Revolutionary War in the South through the eyes of the farmers, British spies and American Indians.

'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."

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

Carter's first novel stirs 'Hornet's Nest'

A lame 'Fame on 42nd Street' finds its way to off-Broadway
NEW YORK -- For those who found the stage version of "Saturday Night Fever" too taxing theatrically, "Fame on 42nd Street" could fill the bill.

A lame 'Fame on 42nd Street' finds its way to off-Broadway

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.

Halladay wins AL Cy Young Award

Results from baseball drug tests expected soon

Red Sox reliever Kim questioned by police about assault allegations
SEOUL, South Korea -- Boston Red Sox reliever Byung-hyun Kim was questioned by police Wednesday about allegations he assaulted a South Korean newspaper photographer.

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.

Red Sox reliever Kim questioned by police about assault allegations

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.

McKeon, Pena win Manager of Year votes

McKeon, Pena win Manager of Year votes
NEW YORK -- Jack McKeon was voted NL Manager of the Year after turning around Florida's season, and Tony Pena won the AL honor for keeping Kansas City in contention until the final week.

Hayley Simone Rivers
Tom and Ebony Rivers of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Hayley Simone Rivers, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Betty Sturgis and Lewis and Lola Rivers, all of Augusta, and the late Louise Sturgis.

Adrianna Devin Taylor

Jada Brenae Travis

Avery Ellyson Lee
David A. Lee Jr. and Janelle M. Lee of North Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Avery Ellyson Lee, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Doil and Cindy Ellyson of North Augusta and Rebecca Pittman of Barnwell, S.C.

Emory James Clifford
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick A. Clifford of Evans announce the birth of a son, Emory James Clifford, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rottinghaus of Kansas City, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Tim Clifford of Lee's Summit, Mo.

Scott Charles Wise Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott C. Wise of Harlem announce the birth of a son, Scott Charles Wise Jr., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William J. Davis Jr. of Augusta and the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Wise.

Hardricka Breshae' Williams

Abigail Nicole Provost
Christopher and Anna Provost of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Abigail Nicole Provost, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Sonia A. Brizius and Ray Provost Jr., both of Augusta, Lisa Williamson of Hazlehurst, Ga., and the late Walter L. Brizius.

Abigail Nicole Provost

Adrianna Devin Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. David R. Taylor of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Adrianna Devin Taylor, Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Carl L. Young of Augusta, Rodney Taylor of Warrenton, Va., and Irma Taylor of Martinez.

Matthew Lee Brown Jr.

Kennedy Noel Sheppard
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sheppard of Martinez announce the birth of a daughter, Kennedy Noel Sheppard, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bob Halliday and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Sheppard, all of Martinez.

Serenity Deseree' Roberts
Donald L. and Wendy R. Roberts of Williston, S.C., announce the birth of a daughter, Serenity Deseree' Roberts, Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Heath of Williston and Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Roberts Sr. of Aiken.

Scott Charles Wise Jr.

Gracelyn Hope Pate
Billy and Jeni Pate, of Grovetown, announce the birth of a daughter, Gracelyn Hope Pate, Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Alfred L. West, of Martinez, Bill Pate, of Pensacola, Fla., and the late Patsy Pate.

Serenity Deseree' Roberts

Hardricka Breshae' Williams
Darrell and Angela Williams of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Hardricka Breshae' Williams, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Hardwick and Patricia McNair of Dearing, Ga., and Curtis Saxton, Beatrice Brown and Dock Williams, all of Grovetown, and the late Carrie B. Williams.

Jeffery Alan Manor Jr.
Jeffery A. Manor Sr. and Jessica D. Raby, both of Warrenville, announce the birth of a son, Jeffery Alan Manor Jr., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Will and Doris Waites and Lisa Clark, all of Beech Island, Jamie and Karen Manor of North Augusta and Bob and Lorrie Decker of Prosperity, S.C.

Gracelyn Hope Pate

Matthew Lee Brown Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Brown, of Martinez, announce the birth of a son, Matthew Lee Brown Jr., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Scheiber, of North Augusta, and Mr. and Mrs. Lance Brown, of Martinez.

Jeffery Alan Manor Jr.

Jada Brenae Travis
Alex and LaTonya Travis of Hephzibah announce the birth of a daughter, Jada Brenae Travis, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Ellis Williams and Sandra Burley of Augusta and Henry and Carolyn Travis of Hephzibah.

Hayley Simone Rivers

Kyle Braden Smith
Delbert and Jessica Smith of Hephzibah announce the birth of a son, Kyle Braden Smith, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Gilbert Wolford, Valerie Rose and Versie Smith, all of Kankakee, Ill.

Kyle Braden Smith

Emory James Clifford

Kennedy Noel Sheppard

Trial starts for woman who says fertility treatments were denied because of her blindness
DENVER -- A woman who accuses a clinic of denying fertility treatments because she is blind testified Wednesday that she felt humiliated when doctors refused to help her become pregnant.

Child chained to bed dies in fire
CLARKSVILLE, Ark. -- A 10-year-old girl who authorities say had been chained to a bed by her ankles was killed in a house fire, and her parents were arrested on manslaughter charges.

Flight attendant sentenced for spiking toddler's juice with Xanax
DETROIT -- A Northwest Airlines flight attendant who spiked a toddler's apple juice with an anti-anxiety drug to stop her crying was sentenced Wednesday to four months of home confinement.

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.

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.

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.

Orangeburg man finds alligator in garage
ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- An Orangeburg man had an uninvited house guest this week - a 3-foot alligator.

Odds and Ends
SEATTLE -- Promoters insist it's performance art. Detractors say women are getting a raw deal.

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.

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

Business briefs

BMW first tenant at Clemson automotive park
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- BMW Manufacturing will build a technology center at Clemson University's 400-acre automotive research park, school officials said Wednesday at a groundbreaking ceremony.

Placing a finger on the future
First it was bonus cards, then self-check-out. Over the years, grocery stores have added new technology to manage customers.

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.

Business briefs
The Augusta Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau said Wednesday it has signed a five-year deal to rent space at the Augusta Museum of History's old gift shop, the future site of the bureau's welcome center.

Taxpayers taken for ride on power wheelchairs

Abraham says supplies of natural gas adequate for winter

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.

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.

McDonald's pulls plug on automated vending machines

Home Depot to send out holiday catalogs for first time

Consumer group wants college sports to nix the beer ads
WASHINGTON -- A consumer group known for criticizing the fat in things like movie theater popcorn, fast food and pizza has a new target: alcohol advertising.

Consumer group wants college sports to nix the beer ads

McDonald's pulls plug on automated vending machines
WASHINGTON -- Residents of the city's trendy Adams Morgan neighborhood will have to buy their toilet paper, shaving cream and middle-of-the-night sandwiches elsewhere now that McDonald's has shut its 24-hour streetside vending machine, which the company had heralded as the convenience store of the future.

BMW first tenant at Clemson automotive park

Placing a finger on the future

Augustans must wait for phone number switch

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.

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

Judge awards no damages to either side in lawsuit over Rosie magazine
NEW YORK -- A judge said Wednesday that neither Rosie O'Donnell nor the publisher of her former magazine deserved damages in their dispute over its demise.

Judge awards no damages to either side in lawsuit over Rosie magazine

Bowden doesn't know if TCU should get BCS bid

Bowden doesn't know if TCU should get BCS bid
It might be a given Tommy Bowden would support TCU getting a BCS bid after he missed out on a major bowl while leading Tulane to an undefeated season in 1998.

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.

Yanity, Munson to call Clemson basketball games

ACC & SEC notebook
When Brad Lee rolled over and hit the snooze button on his alarm clock last week, he knew he was taking a chance.

ACC & SEC notebook

College hoops officially starts Thursday night

Augusta State teams rebuild

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

Disorder in the court

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.

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

Scandal requires probe
What appears to have happened to Superior Court Judge Duncan Wheale was an outrage. A grand jury was very nearly asked to indict the Augusta judge this week for no apparent reason.

Saudi duplicity fails
Saudi Arabia's royal family, which talks nice with the West while using its billions in oil money to fund the most hateful, violent anti-Western form of Islam, has just reaped the whirlwind. Al-Qaida has turned its hate and bombs against the Kingdom.

Worth staying up for

Scandal requires probe

People in the news
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Jeff Gordon has agreed to sell his 23,000-square-foot Highland Beach mansion for $13.3 million, a real estate agent said.

Art Carney had to conquer booze before achieving greatness
LOS ANGELES -- When actors win Oscars, it's customary for them to celebrate with champagne or harder stuff. When Art Carney was named best actor of 1974 for "Harry and Tonto," he consumed not a drop.

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.

Private eye's arrest has Hollywood wondering if it was spied on
LOS ANGELES -- A bumbling attempt to scare a newspaper reporter off a story last year has mushroomed into a federal investigation that has left some of Hollywood's elite wondering if their phones were illegally tapped.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

IRS too often tolerating poor performance by tax preparers

Stocks bounce back after three days of declines
NEW YORK -- Wall Street broke out of its slump Wednesday, surging higher after a forecasted jump in semiconductor sales gave investors a reason buy after three days of declines. The Dow Jones industrials rose more than 110 points, while the Nasdaq composite index gained more than 2 percent.

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.

Stocks bounce back after three days of declines

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Retro candy: a sweet tooth fix for boomers

Apple growers seek new, safer weapons in war on bugs

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.

Ball trying to bounce back from loss to Duke
ATLANTA -- In a season of firsts for Georgia Tech quarterback Reggie Ball, another was added over the weekend: a horrible loss to Duke, during which he threw three interceptions.

Jackets' Ball tries to recover
ATLANTA - As the final seconds of Georgia Tech's 41-17 loss at Duke ticked off the clock, Yellow Jackets' quarterback Reggie Ball began walking toward the team's locker room. Quarterbacks coach Patrick Nix caught up with the true freshman, stopped him and began a conversation.

Georgia Tech signs four on first day of recruiting period
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech made a big impact during the early signing period, picking up four prep stars on Wednesday.

Georgia Tech signs four on first day of recruiting period

Georgia Tech tries to recover after loss to Duke

Ball trying to bounce back from loss to Duke

Jackets' Ball tries to recover

Kickoff coverage is porous

My mechanical pencils come and go as they please

Renovated Ocean Course greets World Cup golfers

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.

Finchem: Women on PGA Tour not a trend

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.

Renovated Ocean Course greets World Cup golfers
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- U.S. Open champions Jim Furyk and Justin Leonard represent the United States as the World Golf Championships-World Cup returns to American soil this week on the Pete Dye-designed Ocean Course at Kiawah Island.

Justin time: Leonard returns to match play

Jefferson County believes

Greenbrier's fate rests with Thomson

2003 North-South Game Rosters

Matchup may preview Class AAAA championship

Baldwin's hopes lie in defense

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):

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.

Matchup may preview Class AAAA championship
WAYCROSS, Ga. -- It takes a big game to fill up Waycross' 12,000 seat Memorial Stadium. It just might happen Friday.

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

Baldwin's hopes lie in defense
It's a tough task, to be sure, Baldwin coach Jessie Hicks is quick to admit.

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

Accused rapist in custody
After a two-day search, police have arrested a man accused of raping a CVS Pharmacy employee this week.

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

Burns demonstrates lack of candor

Disturbed by medical student's letter
As a mother and a physician responsible for training physicians and future physicians, I find the comments made by Carmen Patrick in her Nov. 5 letter, "Common ground in abortion debate?", deplorable and disturbing.

Calling other religions worthless is absurd
This is in response to the Rev. Paul Cook's letter to the editor on Nov. 1, "Teachings of 'God Squad' are false."

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

'Cultural genocide' of Southern heritage continues
For the past couple of months I haven't read one story or letter concerning the continuing "cultural genocide" of Southern heritage. This doesn't mean it has stopped. On the contrary, it continues.

'Cultural genocide' of Southern heritage continues

Disturbed by medical student's letter

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

Pfizer to help eradicate eye infection that causes blindness

Public-access defibrillators save lives

Water on the moon? Scientists await definitive answer

In the know

For some people, Christmas shopping is long past

Health and fitness calendar

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.

In the know
The Augusta Chronicle is looking for the pinnacle of culinary cookies and will pay the top chef $100 for the best of the bunch.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

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.

For some people, Christmas shopping is long past
The season of Visa is upon us. In a nation of procrastinators, though, a small slice of the population was thinking of wrapping paper and bows while the rest of us were sweating away the last of the hot summer nights.

Pfizer to help eradicate eye infection that causes blindness
UNITED NATIONS -- In a major boost to a U.N. campaign to eradicate an eye infection that causes blindness, Pfizer announced that it will provide an antibiotic free to treat about 90 percent of the 150 million people afflicted.

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.

Water on the moon? Scientists await definitive answer
The latest effort by science to answer whether there's ice on the moon has come up empty. There's no sign of a lunar skating rink in the mysterious polar craters - or even a big slab of ice.

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."

Georgia's hottest team squares off against Lynx

Lynx gamenight
Augusta Lynx vs. Gwinnett Gladiatorst, tonight, 7:05 p.m.

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.

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

Lynx gamenight

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

Georgia's hottest team squares off against Lynx
They are the winningest hockey team in Georgia right now, and they're not the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers.

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

Flu shot fever hits clinic

Soldiers appreciate Fort Gordon treatment
For two soldiers transferred from Fort Stewart for medical care after service in Iraq, coming to Fort Gordon is a nice welcome home.

Police identify bodies found last week in car trunk
ELKTON, Md. -- State police have identified two people whose bodies were found last week in the trunk of a car stopped for speeding on Interstate 95 in Cecil County.

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

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.

P. Diddy's former bodyguard slain in shootout

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.

Georgia soldier's story inspires law granting posthumous citizenship
WASHINGTON -- Jorge Rincon's tears of sorrow turned to tears of joy this week when he learned Congress would pay the ultimate tribute to his late son. Never again will a soldier killed fighting for the United States be buried as a foreigner.

Greenville, Fort Jackson Army reservists notified of Iraq duty
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Forty-five members of an Army Reserve unit from Greenville and 20 more with a reserve medical team based at Fort Jackson have been called to active duty in connection with the war in Iraq, the Army announced Wednesday.

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.

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.

Researchers find helpful nicotine byproduct

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.

Across the area

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.

Family says man was beaten before being shot by police
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A family-hired pathologist says a man who shot and killed by North Charleston police was also beaten at the time of his death.

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.

Barnes goes after junk faxes in first appeal as private lawyer
ATLANTA -- Attacking junk faxes as one of the great irritants of modern life, former Gov. Roy Barnes asked the Court of Appeals on Wednesday to clear the way for a class action lawsuit aimed at punishing those who engage in the practice.

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.

Deficit likely to affect commission's requests
State Sen. Don Cheeks was quoting Bible verses to Augusta commissioners Wednesday, but it wasn't to say "Ask and ye shall receive."

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.

Video leads to jail term
A North Augusta man who secretly videotaped sex acts with a female relative nearly 30 years his junior was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday.

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.

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.

P. Diddy's former bodyguard slain in shootout
ATLANTA -- A man acquitted with hip-hop mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs in a high-profile gun possession case in New York City in 2001, was one of two men killed in a gunfight early Tuesday outside an Atlanta nightclub, police said.

Across the southeast
CLEARWATER, Fla. -The husband of a severely brain-damaged woman asked a judge Wednesday not to allow what he called delaying tactics in his legal challenge to the law that let Gov. Jeb Bush order the woman to be kept alive.

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.

Kolb gets 67 percent on job evaluation

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.

Deficit likely to affect commission's requests

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.

Bar, club owners say early week slowdown partly due to HOPE, semesters

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.

Prosecutors seek to deny bond to Fort Benning slay suspects

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

Regulators fine city for wastewater violations
Environmental regulators want Augusta to pay $43,312 in fines and restrict development in portions of south Richmond County in efforts to curb ongoing sewage and water pollution violations along Spirit Creek.

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.

Bank robber a suspect in other holdups
MACON, Ga. -- A Savannah man accused of robbing half a dozen banks in Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina is a suspect in at least a dozen other bank holdups, officials said.

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.

Bar, club owners say early week slowdown partly due to HOPE, semesters
ATHENS, Ga. -- The legendary Athens nightlife is a bit calmer and quieter during the early part of the week these days.

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

Adams says fund-raising campaign will be fine in the long term
MARIETTA, Ga. -- The University of Georgia's $500 million fund-raising campaign will be fine in the long run, President Michael Adams said Wednesday, despite reports of donors withholding money.

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

Student is arrested in fund-raising scam
A first-year medical student at the Medical College of Georgia was arrested Wednesday by the Atlanta Police Department, accused of bilking fire victims out of funds collected for their benefit.

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

Truckers asked to help find person who delivered ricin letter
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Truckers nationwide are on the lookout for the person who delivered a package containing the deadly poison ricin to a Greenville mail center last month.

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.

Fire ravages home in Leah

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.

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

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.

Parents speak out against school drug raid

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 the southeast

Prosecutor talks to grand jury

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

Prosecutor wants change of venue for crematory operator

Correction

Estate of dead Anderson College player sues hospital

Bus stop to leave mall lot
A new bus stop in front of Kmart at Gordon Highway and Deans Bridge Road, which will replace the Regency Mall bus stop, is expected to be open by the end of the month.

Across Georgia

South Augusta home damaged in blaze

Taxes due by Friday

State wrangles with Texas company over $350 million contract

Rants and Raves
EVERY DAY AT AUGUSTA'S finest stores, The Princess and the Pea is re-imagined. Customers complain about anything and everything that isn't important. I would like to thank Augusta's finest rich, mean, old people. I am now on medication again. I'll see you guys later. I don't have to wait on you anymore.

Summit planners pledge to minimize inconvenience to island residents

South Georgia health departments may have to reduce hours
ATLANTA -- State officials are reviewing a proposal that could force health departments in 16 south Georgia counties to close one day a month because of budget cuts, starting in December.

Student is arrested in fund-raising scam

State wrangles with Texas company over $350 million contract
ATLANTA -- State officials say a Texas company is not living up to terms of a $350 million contract to process medical benefits in Georgia.

Family says man was beaten before being shot by police

Prosecutors seek to deny bond to Fort Benning slay suspects
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- A Superior Court judge will consider a motion Wednesday on whether to deny bonds to three Fort Benning-based soldiers linked to the stabbing death of a soldier from Missouri who survived a tour of duty in Iraq.

Pupils take on world
Swaddled head-to-toe in the robes of a Mauritanian Muslim woman, Ariana Watanabe-Creighton is prepared to vote yes on a United Nations international trade resolution that will expand her country's economic horizons.

School board autonomy backed

Trial opens in escort robbery
A Columbia County jury heard opening statements and witness accounts Wednesday in the trial of two people accused in an armed robbery last year of escort service clients.

North Charleston mayor seeks federal probe in police shooting

Ethics panel dismisses complaint against Perdue
ATLANTA -- The State Ethics Commission voted 2-1 Wednesday to dismiss a complaint against Gov. Sonny Perdue charging that he improperly used state aircraft on political trips and then improperly reimbursed the state from campaign funds.

Preservationists say Confederate Cemetery worth maintaining

Sanford hasn't narrowed field for chief of staff
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Gov. Mark Sanford's chief of staff leaves in five days, but the governor says he may have to run his office without a top deputy for a while and resort to a "team approach" until he hires someone.

Kolb wants citywide pay plan

Summit planners pledge to minimize inconvenience to island residents
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Planners of next summer's G-8 summit of world leaders met with coastal Georgia residents Tuesday to try to dispel rumors and calm fears of disruptive protests and security hassles.

Augusta honors its soldiers

School officials tire of mascot debate
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Edgefield County school officials expressed dismay Wednesday about the continuation of the drawn-out drama over the old Rebel planter mascot for Strom Thurmond High School.

Chesnee bike shop shooting victims laid to rest

Brunswick police get chance to grow beards
BRUNSWICK Ga. -- Police Chief Edna Johnson had no idea how hairy the situation would get.

Kid of the day

Democrat shows discontent with his party
ATLANTA -- Another Democratic official has criticized his own party, echoing recent comments made by Sen. Zell Miller.

Across the area

Four soldiers accused of slaying unit member after return from Iraq
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Four soldiers from Fort Benning have been arrested and accused of fatally stabbing a member of their infantry unit, then hiding his body in the woods, days after their return from Iraq.

Fleming criticizes prosecutor
The chief judge of the Augusta Judicial Circuit, William M. Fleming Jr., said Wednesday that it was terribly wrong for a prosecutor to come within hours of indicting a fellow judge and that perhaps the prosecutor should be the one investigated.

Deficit to affect city's requests
State Sen. Don Cheeks was quoting Bible verses to Augusta commissioners Wednesday, but it wasn't to say "Ask and ye shall receive."

Veteran to receive diploma
More than five decades have passed since Joe Sullivan dropped out of Richmond Academy to join the Navy. But at 73 years old, he's excited as a teenager about getting his high school diploma today.

Correction
A story in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly reported the amount of a grant Union Baptist Church received from the Knox Foundation. The grant was for $100,000.

Trial opens in escort robbery

Authorities still hunt for suspect
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who they said impersonated a sheriff's narcotics investigator in October.

Truckers asked to help find person who delivered ricin letter

Parents speak out against school drug raid
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. -- Parents at a Berkeley County School Board meeting Tuesday demanded accountability for an incident last week in which police officers charged into a crowded high school hallway with guns drawn in a drug sweep.

Across Georgia
FITZGERALD - Firefighters are investigating the cause of the blaze that swept through a house in south Georgia and killed a 3-year-old boy.

Aiken's reserve called to fight

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - Former 2 Live Crew leader Luther Campbell has avoided jail after pleading guilty to an obscenity charge for a performance at a North Charleston nightclub last year.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Trial for Bush protester begins
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The restricted area during President Bush's visit to an airport here more than a year ago was "too broad and too vague," an attorney for protester Brett Bursey told a judge Wednesday.

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.

South Augusta home damaged in blaze
A fire caused extensive damage to a South Augusta home late Wednesday.

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

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.

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.

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

Beaufort gets funds to fight base closures

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.

Fleming criticizes prosecutor

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.

Democrat shows discontent with his party

News you can use

News you can use

News you can use
NOV. 13, 1990 The city of Augusta is planning to sign a lease agreement with the Augusta Port Authority that would give the authority control over about 10 acres of riverfront property.

Across South Carolina

Georgia soldier's story inspires law granting posthumous citizenship

Veteran to receive diploma

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Emily Grace Waller, 2, of Augusta.

Rants and Raves
EVERY DAY AT AUGUSTA'S finest stores, The Princess and the Pea is re-imagined. Customers complain about anything and everything that isn't important. I would like to thank Augusta's finest rich, mean, old people. I am now on medication again. I'll see you guys later. I don't have to wait on you anymore.

Man charged in car theft

Aiken's reserve called to fight
AIKEN - An Aiken-based U.S. Army reserve unit will send 120 soldiers overseas in connection with the conflict in Iraq, the U.S. Army announced Wednesday, one day after the nation paused in memory of fallen soldiers from every American war.

Greenville, Fort Jackson Army reservists notified of Iraq duty

Bank robber a suspect in other holdups

Pupils take on world

Across South Carolina

Across Georgia

Barnes goes after junk faxes in first appeal as private lawyer

Bus stop to leave mall lot

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.

Trial for Bush protester begins

Jury sees videotape of alleged sex abuse

Regulators fine city for wastewater violations

Trial for Bush protester begins Wednesday

Kid of the day

Residents argue sewer tie-in

Four soldiers accused of slaying unit member after return from Iraq

Across the area
Police on Wednesday identified a man suspected of sexually assaulting a Martinez CVS pharmacy employee Monday night.

Ethics panel dismisses complaint against Perdue

Man charged in car theft
A man who authorities said stole a car and led police on a chase early Wednesday found himself in the hospital after he slammed into a utility pole, officials said.

Fire services ask to join forces

South Georgia health departments may have to reduce hours

Fire services ask to join forces
The Appling, Leah and Winfield departments are planning to merge and create a single nonprofit corporation - North Columbia Fire and Rescue. Organizers plan to have the new department in place in 2004.

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.

My mechanical pencils come and go as they please
After much soul-searching, some careful comparison-shopping, and a bit of hemming and hawing, I have bought a new mechanical pencil.

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

Critical choice

Ex-boxer sues Stallone for piece of 'Rocky' profits

Afeni Shakur brings her son's dreams to life
NEW YORK -- Afeni Shakur, the 56-year-old mother of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, does not fit the image of a savvy record executive.

Extras, extras

Ex-boxer sues Stallone for piece of 'Rocky' profits
NEWARK, N.J. -- Yo, Sly: Pay up!

Afeni Shakur brings her son's dreams to life

Extras, extras
Selected home-video releases:

Charity should remain at home for some causes
You'll be amazed to learn the famous quotation, "Charity begins at home," is more than 2,000 years old.

Cash tribute celebrates singer's contribution to American music

Top 20 Concert Tours

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.

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.

Mo' Chicken performs oldies for fun

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.

Universal inks deal to buy DreamWorks Records

Photographer sues rapper 50 Cent for alleged attack by bodyguards

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.

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

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.

Musicians take to the stage lobbying campaign against media ownership rules

Q & A with Bill Elliott

Racing facts - Ford 400
Here are facts about this weekend's NASCAR Ford 400 race.

Close race
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Jimmie Johnson said he conceded the NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship to Matt Kenseth more than two months ago and started thinking about finishing second in the standings.

Roush already looking to 2004

Racing facts - Ford 400

Roush already looking to 2004
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Although one of Jack Roush's drivers, Matt Kenseth, had just clinched his first NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship Sunday, the car owner talked more about improving his team's chances for next year than the victory.

Q & A with Bill Elliott
At 48, Bill Elliott still loves to race. He won last week's race at Rockingham, N.C., and doesn't mind talking about his team and his life on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series circuit. His mood, however, changes when the subject of retirement is mentioned.

Close race

Bryant to make first appearance before trial judge
EAGLE, Colo. -- Kobe Bryant will be back in a Colorado courtroom Thursday for his first hearing before the judge that will preside over his sexual assault trial.

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

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.

Hawks top Suns
PHOENIX -- Dion Glover scored 13 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter to help the Atlanta Hawks to their first victory in Phoenix in nearly 12 years, 99-94 Wednesday night.

Aiken Tech standout is Division I bound
LANGLEY - Calvin Roland welcomes the end of countless recruiting phone calls and letters.

College hoops officially starts Thursday night
NEW YORK -- The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic is on quite a run.

Augusta State teams rebuild
Greg Wilson doesn't expect any encores after last season.

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?

Vick practices for first time since breaking leg

Fantasy Football: Sudden stars can transform the wire into a battleground

Fan apologizes for taunting Bucs

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Barbers should not close real estate loans
I AM WRITING to respond to The Chronicle's Oct. 1 editorial "Another power grab," which addressed the issue of closings of a home refinancing or second mortgage by a notary public.

Barbers should not close real estate loans
I AM WRITING to respond to The Chronicle's Oct. 1 editorial "Another power grab," which addressed the issue of closings of a home refinancing or second mortgage by a notary public.

Overtime

Dahlberg: Brain surgery behind him, Barrera fights on

Overtime

Running Down A Dream

In the game spotlight

Area announcements

Charity should remain at home for some causes

Michael Johnson vows to fight to keep medal

Federer finally beats Nalbandian

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

Federer finally beats Nalbandian
HOUSTON -- So Roger Federer can defeat David Nalbandian, after all.

Michael Johnson vows to fight to keep medal
SAN FRANCISCO -- Michael Johnson won 14 Olympic and world championship medals during an unparalleled track career, and every one of them was gold. He earned his last one as anchor of the U.S. 1,600-meter relay team at the 2000 Sydney Games.

In the game spotlight
This week's in the game spotlight is on Allen Brown, 8, of Augusta.

Overtime
A consumer group known for criticizing the fat in things like movie theater popcorn, fast food and pizza has a new target: alcohol advertising in college sports.

Running Down A Dream
His legs were getting heavy and his sore Achilles' tendon was throbbing big time at the 16-mile mark.

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.

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

Aiken pair sign to Division I
AIKEN - Stacey Percival wanted to be a horseback rider. Whitney Simons was going to be a swimmer or dancer.

Vick practices for first time since breaking leg
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Michael Vick is back - at least for practice.

Elway, Sanders among semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame
CANTON, Ohio -- John Elway and Barry Sanders, both in their first year of eligibility, head the list of 25 semifinalists for induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2004.

Fantasy Football: Sudden stars can transform the wire into a battleground
It happens every week.

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.

Council names semifinalists for Ray Guy Award
The Greater Augusta Sports Council had a busy day Wednesday.

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

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.

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:

CBS has strong ratings week, dominates its rivals

CBS has strong ratings week, dominates its rivals
NEW YORK -- CBS easily outdistanced its rivals in viewership last week and even beat NBC among viewers aged 18 to 49 to win that demographic for the first time during November sweeps since at least 1987, Nielsen Media Research said Tuesday.

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.

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

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.

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

'Return of the King' a worthwhile effort

Art Carney had to conquer booze before achieving greatness

Rolling Stones: First the tour, now the DVD

People in the news

Private eye's arrest has Hollywood wondering if it was spied on

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

People in the news

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.

Home field no advantage in Georgia-Auburn series

Auburn still disputes play

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.

Humphrey, Darrah sign With Lady Dawgs
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia landed two of the state's top players when two-time Miss Basketball Tasha Humphrey and Megan Darrah signed with the Lady Bulldogs on Wednesday.

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

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

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.

Pollack finalist for Lombardi Award

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.

Johnson won't be forgotten

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.

When Bulldogs play, CBS wins
ATHENS, Ga. - They haven't quite joined CSI, Survivor or Jag as fixtures in CBS' lineup, but the Georgia football team has turned into regular Saturday afternoon programming for "the Tiffany network" during the past two seasons.

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.

Humphrey, Darrah sign With Lady Dawgs

Miller unlikely to play as Georgia shuffles line

Howell's basketball career hinges on senior season
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Rolando Howell will play his senior season in South Carolina. In fact, he says his basketball future depends on it.

Howell's basketball career hinges on senior season

Orangeburg man finds alligator in garage

Child chained to bed dies in fire

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Trial starts for woman who says fertility treatments were denied because of her blindness

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