A pop tuneful 'Taboo'; Boy George on Broadway
NEW YORK -- Not many stars can get away with making their initial entrance on stage through a toilet stall but Boy George does just that.

Sleuths must solve their personal crises
Some fictional crime-solvers apparently don't have enough problems, having to pursue murderers, kidnappers and their ilk. While saving the world from such bad apples, some sleuths are trying to solve their pressing personal problems, too.

Arts calendar
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Swiss show focuses on Georgia O'Keeffe's key works
ZURICH, Switzerland -- Her blowups of blossoms are a standard in European poster shops, alongside reproductions of Andy Warhol's images and prints of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Texas' Ransom Center a collection of cultural treasures

To portray Gold Meir, actress Tovah Feldshuh cuts few corners
To portray Gold Meir, actress Tovah Feldshuh cuts few corners

Jessica Lynch book has solid early sales
NEW YORK -- They don't compare to Harry Potter, but early sales for Pfc. Jessica Lynch's authorized biography have topped those for such high-profile works as Toni Morrison's "Love" and Anne Rice's "Blood Canticle."

PBS show uncovers valuable Heade painting stored in attic

Casting set for Manhattan Theatre Club's next play
NEW YORK -- "The Violet Hour," the first Manhattan Theatre Club attraction at Broadway's Biltmore Theatre has just opened, but already casting has been announced for its second play at the newly restored playhouse.

Arts calendar

In Latvia, a renewed interest in a favorite son, Mark Rothko

A pop tuneful 'Taboo'; Boy George on Broadway

To portray Gold Meir, actress Tovah Feldshuh cuts few corners

Jessica Lynch book has solid early sales

Texas' Ransom Center a collection of cultural treasures
AUSTIN, Texas -- The collection is as big as it is diverse. Five million photographs, including the first one ever. One million rare books, including one of the most important ever printed and the first printed in English. Thirty-six million manuscripts.

A personal journey by one performer who was 'Addicted'

PBS show uncovers valuable Heade painting stored in attic
BOSTON -- A pair of antiques experts filming an episode of their new television series made an exceptional find when they discovered a previously unknown work of art worth hundreds of thousands of dollars tucked away in an attic.

Casting set for Manhattan Theatre Club's next play

In Latvia, a renewed interest in a favorite son, Mark Rothko
DAUGAVPILS, Latvia -- Until recently, a display of old clocks, most of them silent and motionless on the wall, was a clear sign that time stood still at the Daugavpils Museum.

Actor's novel entertains, frustrates

Actor's novel entertains, frustrates
Daniel Pecan Cambridge knows he has, in the simplest of terms, issues.

A personal journey by one performer who was 'Addicted'
NEW YORK -- Mark Lundholm has been obsessed with a lot of things, and they have found their way into his new theater piece, a one-man show called "Addicted ... a comedy of substance."

More than one clock is never good measure of time

Camel cheese could enrich Sahara Desert herder
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania -- Herd boys tug at camels' udders, loosing the raw material for a unique, creamy cheese this desert nation's growers hope to place alongside Roquefort and cheddar on the world's crackers.

An hour after being declared dead, little girl is revived
FULLERTON, Calif. -- Detective Mike Kendrick began photographing the body of a little girl on an emergency room table for an investigation of a drowning.

Mayor in Utah wins re-election by roll of the dice
WASHINGTON TERRACE, Utah -- With the roll of the dice and the flash of cameras, Mark Allen won a third term as this city's mayor.

Milwaukee postal workers find live alligator chewing through shipping carton
MILWAUKEE -- A four-foot alligator chewed its way out of a shipping carton before a postal worker tossed it into a hamper and called animal control officers.

Reporter finds yoga a painful experience

Can big bet on consumer electronics save Gateway?

Ranchers credit meaty diets for high beef prices
KINGSVILLE, Texas -- Until recently, a lanky Texan like Paul Genho had little interest in celebrity doctors and their diet trends. But thanks to the toppled food pyramid advised by gurus such as Dr. Atkins and Dr. Agatson, red meat sales are up again.

On the move
Tad Gomez was been named the pharmacy director for MCG Health Inc. He was previously the director of inpatient pharmacy services for Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston. He is responsible for overseeing pharmaceutical services for MCG Medical Center and the MCG Children's Medical Center.

Delta to focus on better customer service to bring passengers back
ATLANTA -- Delta Air Lines, trying to fight its low-cost competitors, is renewing its focus on one of its strengths of the past: customer service.

Bread makers contend Atkins diet is hurting their business

Ranchers credit meaty diets for high beef prices

Delta to focus on better customer service to bring passengers back

Effective Web site can help boost business

Business calendar
Tuesday: QuickBooks Pro 2003; Serotta Maddocks Evans & Co.; 701 Greene St., Suite 200; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; www.smepca.com; seminar by Sonia Gowen, certified QuickBooks Pro adviser; qualifies for A&A CPE credit; $195 due at registration; continental breakfast and lunch provided; call Dawn M. Hayen at 722-5337.

Miami braces for protesters, trade disputes at globalization talks

Effective Web site can help boost business
A Web site can be a great marketing tool for a small business. The key to a successful Web site is traffic, sometimes called hits, which means the number of people who visit a site.

A Boeing Co. town rebels as jet maker increasingly looks elsewhere

Pocket change

Reporter finds yoga a painful experience
Yoga is just breathing and stretching. How tough can it be?

A Boeing Co. town rebels as jet maker increasingly looks elsewhere
SEATTLE -- James Adams was a die-hard Boeing backer from the moment he saw B-17s during World War II. The Washington resident would promote Boeing jets to anyone who would listen, and even picked airlines based on whether they flew Boeing jets.

Can big bet on consumer electronics save Gateway?
POWAY, Calif. -- Ted Waitt had his eureka moment over a baccarat table two years ago at Comdex, the technology trade show in Las Vegas. His computer company, Gateway Inc., was hemorrhaging money and becoming an also-ran against Dell Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co.

Pocket change
TX's Hamburg Division in North Augusta is one of the company's three major repair and manufacturing centers in the country. Smaller repairs are made at nearly three dozen maintenance facilities nationwide.

Shop for bank that fits your business
NEW YORK - It's generally believed that smaller financial institutions such as community or regional banks are better for smaller companies, offering more personalized service and often lower fees than the nation's biggest banks.

Yoga gains popularity as exercise for mind, body
Campbell Austin doesn't claim to be a flexible person, but that didn't stop the Medical College of Georgia student from trying yoga, a practice that relies heavily on flexibility and stretching.

Miami braces for protesters, trade disputes at globalization talks
MIAMI -- At most free trade meetings, protesters on the streets are the most vocal opponents to global economic expansion. But recently, Brazil and other developing nations have been equally resistant to proposed U.S. policies to ease trade restrictions.

Yoga gains popularity as exercise for mind, body

Bread makers contend Atkins diet is hurting their business
PORTLAND, Maine - A sign in Stephen Lanzalotta's bakery reads, "Senza il pane tutto diventa orfano." In Italian, that means, "Without bread everyone's an orphan."

Mayor's bags miss trip to China

Mayor's bags miss trip to China
HIDDEN SUITCASE, crouching mayor. Mayor Bob Young's trip to China was cut short this month when he arrived in the Asian republic but his luggage didn't. What he had in a carry-on bag and the clothes on his back had to suffice for the two-week excursion, sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Tigers establish dominance

Tigers establish dominance
CLEMSON, S.C. -- It's taken a while, but Clemson has finally found some consistency.

Top 25 capsules

LSU tops Alabama

Small school roundup
NEWBERRY, S.C. - Presbyterian quarterback Zach Ellis threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth as the Blue Hose set a series record with its sixth straight victory over Newberry on Saturday, a 42-14 win to keep the Bronze Derby.

BCS leaders and critics agree on process for finding new bowl system

Top 25 capsules
NORMAN, Okla. -- Jason White threw for 307 yards and four touchdowns, and Oklahoma's defense didn't allow a touchdown for the third straight week, lifting the No. 1 Sooners to a 41-3 victory over Baylor on Saturday.

Oklahoma extends season-long run at No. 1

LSU tops Alabama
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Matt Mauck, Chad Lavalais and LSU did just about everything right in a dominating win over Alabama. Yet no matter how overpowering the Tigers look on the field, they still need help off it.

Oklahoma extends season-long run at No. 1
Oklahoma remained No. 1 in The Associated Press college football Top 25 for the 13th straight poll, the third longest run ever to begin the season.

BCS leaders and critics agree on process for finding new bowl system
NEW ORLEANS -- Leaders of the Bowl Championship Series and its critics found a few things to agree on Sunday - although a new system for major college football's postseason wasn't one of them.

Small school roundup

'Other' women want to show ability today

Lions look for new leaders

Peach Belt Conference preview

Area college basketball schedule

Let trustees set taxes
We thought Republicans were against centralizing power, that they believe government closest to the people governs best.

Deficit the last cloud

Deficit the last cloud
The day after Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan predicted the final indicator of an improving economy - the unemployment rate - would finally start to go down, it did - from 6.1 percent to 6 percent.

Child welfare woes
Georgia's Division of Family and Children Services, rocked this past summer by the unnecessary deaths of two children, is undergoing a top-to-bottom overhaul.

Let trustees set taxes

Pillars of a community

Pillars of a community
How do buildings sprout? How are businesses born, and how do they survive? What stuff are these things made of, that they can stand against time, the forces of nature and the whims of man?

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.

Q&A With Nick Lachey
NEW YORK -- Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees knows his fan base is mostly teenage girls, but he's OK with that. Those fans pushed sales of the boy band's "98 Degrees and Rising" and "Revelation" albums to multiplatinum.

Rules give options to cell-phone users
Q: What do I need to know if I want to change cell-phone companies when new rules take effect Nov. 24 allowing people to switch but keep the same wireless phone number?

Lawyer can give business an edge

Year-end tax planning can reduce aggravation in April
NEW YORK -- April 15 may seem far away, but it's not too early to start thinking about your 2003 income taxes.

Some firms could benefit from mutual fund scandal

Rules give options to cell-phone users

Year-end tax planning can reduce aggravation in April

Some firms could benefit from mutual fund scandal
NEW YORK -- As if finding a safe investment wasn't tricky enough, the widening mutual fund investigation has made it even harder for investors to figure out where to put their money.

Lawyer can give business an edge
NEW YORK - Among the most important advisers for many owners of small companies is an attorney, someone to help avoid costly legal mistakes in transacting business and dealing with employees.

Eagles' victory likely ends season
ELON, N.C. - Now what? The Georgia Southern Eagles aren't accustomed to ending their football season in mid-November.

Smith shows skills by scoring 3 ways
ATLANTA - In his four seasons at Georgia Tech, Jonathan Smith has been asked to do a lot for the Yellow Jackets. He's caught passes, returned kicks, carried the ball and even lined up under center from time to time.

Daniels carries Jackets to win
ATLANTA - When not even a near-historic workload could tire out P.J. Daniels, the North Carolina defense stood no chance.

Eagles' victory likely ends season

Smith shows skills by scoring 3 ways

Dorothy wins LPGA Tournament of Champions
MOBILE, Ala. -- Dorothy Delasin rolled in an 8-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a sudden death playoff to edge Korea's Hee-Wan in the LPGA Tournament of Champions on Sunday.

South African team captures World Cup
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- The South African team of Trevor Immelman and Rory Sabbatini shot a 1-over-par 73 on Sunday, but it was more than enough to capture a 4-stroke victory over England in the $4 million World Cup.

Goosen defeats Sorenstam in Tiger Skins
SINGAPORE -- Retief Goosen defeated Annika Sorenstam on Sunday to win the Tiger Skins, then urged her to compete again against men.

South Africans extend lead at World Cup

Golf capsules
MOBILE, Ala. -- Dorothy Delasin shot a 4-under-par 68 and took a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the LPGA Tournament of Champions.

Curtis shares second place in Japan
GOTEMBA, Japan -- British Open champion Ben Curtis was runner-up at the Taiheiyo Masters on Sunday, finishing six strokes behind winner Kiyoshi Murota of Japan.

South Africa's Immelman, Sabbatini win World Cup

Curtis shares second place in Japan

South Africa's Immelman, Sabbatini win World Cup
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- South Africa's Trevor Immelman and Rory Sabbatini combined to shoot a 1-over-par 73 Sunday for a four-stroke victory at the World Cup.

South African team captures World Cup

South Africans extend lead at World Cup
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- South Africa's Trevor Immelman and Rory Sabbatini birdied six of their first seven holes Saturday and finished with a 9-under-par 63 to take a seven-stroke lead heading into the final round of the World Cup.

Playoff teams are prepared for challenges

Playoff teams are prepared for challenges
Westside coach Gerald Barnes made a trip to Swainsboro on Friday to see what the Patriots were getting themselves into next week.

Flyers shut out Thrashers
PHILADELPHIA -- Jeff Hackett has been waiting for 16 years for an opportunity like this one. He's making the most of it.

Thrashers defeat Panthers
ATLANTA -- Francis Lessard and Tommi Santala scored their first NHL goals and the Atlanta Thrashers broke a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Sunday.

Flyers shut out Thrashers

More than one clock is never good measure of time
Got a minute? I have only limited power down here at News 'R Us, but there is one thing I control - I set the big clock on the newsroom wall. It is a clock visible to all, with its bright red second hand sweeping rapidly by the minute toward the deadline du jour.

Muhammad convicted of capital murder in sniper trial
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- A jury convicted John Allen Muhammad of capital murder Monday, concluding he used a rifle, a beat-up car and a teenager who idolized him to kill randomly and terrorize the Washington area during last year's sniper spree.

Surprised to agree with Goodman column

War on terrorism is mythological
It is said religions and mythologies serve four functions: They instill a sense of awe, relate conciseness to the heavens, weave our social fabric/laws, and provide psychological comfort... Therefore, we need myths. They don't have to make sense, don't have to be rational, just speak to the psyche. Robert L. Smith, Augusta

Can't spend ourselves to prosperity

School mascot may represent new South
I wonder if anyone else finds it a little ironic that people are upset that Strom Thurmond High School (named after an old, white-haired, former segregationist farmer) is represented by a mascot who is an old, white-haired, former segregationist farmer. Frank N. Densmore, Augusta

Can't spend ourselves to prosperity
Reasonable estimates now place the soaring Bush administration budget deficit at more than $600 billion for the current fiscal year. The federal government, whose gargantuan existing debt already burdens American taxpayers, must again become a borrower. Andy Windham, Wagener, S.C.

Surprised to agree with Goodman column
As I read the Ellen Goodman column on Nov. 7, "Choose who will honor your final wishes," regarding the necessity to have a clear living will with a carefully defined and selected health-care proxy, I was surprised to note that I fully agreed with her - which is a first. Joseph M. Weaver, Graniteville, S.C.

Vet says corporate tiff threatens soldiers' communications
My heart goes out to the troops from Fort Benning, Fort Stewart and communities across the country that are forging ahead with the reconstruction of Iraq despite the hostile and dangerous environment. Their professionalism and courage deserve our support. Gerald J. Piper, Albany, Ga.

War on terrorism is mythological

Letter writer twists religious texts to support views
The Nov. 1 letter to the editor by the Rev. Paul L. Cook, "Teachings of 'God Squad' are false," is both disappointing and deeply disturbing - especially having come from someone who professes to be a teacher of the Bible.

Letter writer twists religious texts to support views

Dream becomes reality at Doctors Hospital
Almost every day in the daily newspapers, we read about the "bad, the ugly and crime," etc. Here is a true story about dedication, love and compassion, and it won't be on the front page. Jacob T. Ley, Martinez, Ga.

Vet says corporate tiff threatens soldiers' communications

Cruising from Galveston to the Caribbean

Home front

More solar fireworks possible by Thanksgiving

The goof-off-proof computer

In the know

Spammers now clogging blogs, cell phones, instant messages

For durability on the roof, tar-gravel mix is superior

From 'morbid obesity' to 'Wow!' - a step-by-step journey

Technology eased filming of 'Looney Tunes'

Holiday stress has some people running for cover

Encryption has the tantalizing promise of 'unbreakable' codes

Pedicabs crowd Las Vegas Strip, but maybe not for long

Very good price and performance on USB drive

Patio townhouse is perfect fit for Augusta woman

Don't be shy to say 'No gifts, please'

New BMW 5-Series features high-tech, active steering

TECHBITS: Finger phone, EFF donation, Webcast license

Encryption has the tantalizing promise of 'unbreakable' codes
NEW YORK -- Code-makers could be on the verge of winning their ancient arms race with code-breakers.

Very good price and performance on USB drive
If Santa's looking for "wow!" stocking stuffers and has no current plans to rob a bank, check out the new Digitalway MPIO HS-100 USB drive.

Cruising from Galveston to the Caribbean
GALVESTON, Texas -- As the cruise ship pulls away from shore, a tropical mood takes over with a band playing island music and waiters handing out rum fruit drinks.

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

The goof-off-proof computer
Would you want a laptop that displays only two colors, gray and black? What about one that can't play MP3 music files or run the latest games?

Holiday stress has some people running for cover
Keeping your perspective might be the best way to keep your sanity during the holidays.

Technology eased filming of 'Looney Tunes'
LOS ANGELES - Brendan Fraser is grappling with thin air.

Don't be shy to say 'No gifts, please'
Dear Carson: I am hosting a "Sip and See" for a friend who recently had a baby. Although guests do not typically bring gifts for this type of party, my friend is afraid that people will feel obligated to bring one anyway. My friend wants it communicated that guests should not bring gifts. I have been invited to children's parties and a "Sip and See" where the phrase "No gifts, please" appears at the bottom of the invitation, but I am not sure if this is appropriate. Please help. - Ambivalent About Appropriateness

For durability on the roof, tar-gravel mix is superior
Q: My home has a flat roof that is covered with asphalt, tar and aluminum or silver paint. Although this was installed by a professional roofer (who is no longer in business), the paint has faded to black. The roof is still in good condition and is not leaking. What is the purpose of aluminum or silver paint, vs. gravel over the asphalt, and which method will give my roof more protection? What is the life expectancy of this type of roof.

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.<

More solar fireworks possible by Thanksgiving
DENVER -- Glowing steadily for more than 4 billion years and rising unfailingly every morning, the sun is something even astronomers can take for granted. Among the 100 billion stars in the Milky Way, ours is rather lackluster.

New BMW 5-Series features high-tech, active steering
When a car is being replaced by a newer-generation model, sales sometimes lag as consumers wait for the latest model to arrive.

From 'morbid obesity' to 'Wow!' - a step-by-step journey
Starting up the steep, narrow staircase, I waited for the effects to kick in - the frighteningly rapid heartbeat, the heavy breathing, the sweat. But I had no choice.

Pedicabs crowd Las Vegas Strip, but maybe not for long
LAS VEGAS -- On bustling Las Vegas Strip, tourists see a sinewy long-haired savior in Bill Jones. Authorities see a safety hazard.

TECHBITS: Finger phone, EFF donation, Webcast license
TOKYO -- Let your fingers do the talking with an experimental cell phone by Japan's top mobile carrier. To use the Finger Whisper phone, simply put your finger in your ear.

Patio townhouse is perfect fit for Augusta woman
Two and a half years ago, Lois Watson decided to downsize.

Spammers now clogging blogs, cell phones, instant messages
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Three years ago, Adam Kalsey set up a Web log to share his thoughts about online business and the digital revolution. Like countless other "bloggers," he lets his readers post comments on his entries.

Tasker does his part on the bench

ECHL notebook

Tasker does his part on the bench
Ken Tasker was a healthy scratch in Sunday's 3-1 win over Mississippi, but the Augusta Lynx assistant captain was on the bench filling in as assistant coach for the final two periods.

ECHL notebook
During his, uh, illustrious four-month stint as Augusta Lynx interim general manager this summer, Larry Kish often referred to himself as "The Problem Solver."

Lynx defeat Mississippi

Lynx bite Cottonmouths

Lynx defeat Mississippi
If only Lynx assistant coach Chuck Weber had a phone on the bench, he could have called head coach Stan Drulia for a some moral support during the frenetic final seconds of Sunday's 3-1 victory over the Mississippi Sea Wolves.

Lynx bite Cottonmouths
It had the makings of another classic third-period meltdown, a potential replay of Thursday's shootout loss to Gwinnett.

Filling up fast
For Riverside Elementary School Principal Jeanie Hill, it's the little things that count when managing a school that grew by 100 pupils this year.

Newcomer in Senate speaks up over trade
AIKEN - He doesn't have a statue in the square of his hometown yet, and he lacks the booming bluntness of his white-maned Democratic elder, but Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham regularly shows the outspoken independence South Carolinians always love to see in their public figures.

Road panel focuses on residents
AIKEN - Residents and officials reviewing a proposed connector route between Whiskey and Silver Bluff roads are putting the concerns of residents affected by the route ahead of convenience or cost, they said last week.

Across the southeast

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Columbia County hunts ways to enjoy, manage fast expansion

School officials have unwanted duty
ATHENS, Ga. - Amid the scattered trinkets in Rick Rose's office - the no-whining sign, the catchy calendar quotes, the photograph reading "Let the good times roll" - sits a stack of seven folders guaranteed to put a choke hold on the eyes.

Kid of the Day

Photography program brings craft to children

City lavishes honors on Brown

Across Georgia
WARNER ROBINS -An exotic nightclub will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block two city ordinances that restrict adult entertainment.

Teachers plan may see reform

Scholars who need remedial help won't lose HOPE
ATLANTA -- Georgia's popular HOPE scholarship program was designed to reward scholastic high achievers. But what if some of those high achievers are required to take remedial courses when they get to college? Should the scholarship still cover the cost?

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Democrats visit black colleges
COLUMBIA - Benedict College doesn't have to look for ways to get students excited about the presidential campaign because the Democratic candidates have been beating a path to the historically black campus.

Homicide numbers up in area

News you can use

County asks court to dismiss Ten Commandments lawsuit

Road panel focuses on residents

On-the-job hazards

One year later, families still grieve for missing women
AYNOR, S.C. -- The plants and shrubs Alice Donovan once tended in the yard of the dream home she and her husband built by hand don't seem to be thriving like they did last November.

Lottery-funded scholarship plays havoc with student work force

Homicide numbers up in area
It's true that Augusta's homicide tally has almost doubled since last year.

Official declares UGA Foundation records are open

Georgia leader wants national tax
ATHENS, Ga. - Abolishing the existing tax system in the U.S. would stimulate the economy, create jobs and increase the number of imports to the country, said U.S. Congressman John Linder, a Georgia Republican.

Students speak out against HOPE change

County asks court to dismiss Ten Commandments lawsuit
Barrow County officials have filed a motion seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed against the county in federal court by the American Civil Liberties Union, which is challenging a Ten Commandments display in the county courthouse.

Author sees red hat as symbol of empowerment for baby boomer women

Tiny computer chip can sniff out drugs
ATLANTA -- A new invention can sniff like a dog, find drugs like a dog and help police catch criminals like a dog.

Filling up fast

Sanford's endorsement list stirs up lawmakers
AIKEN - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford reignited the anger of legislators in his own party last week with an endorsement list for his tax reform and economic stimulus package that they say was long on Republican partisanship and light on accuracy.

Sharpton's message addresses war, Bush

Trial lawyer has police memories
E. Freddie Sanders personifies the successful, genteel Southern lawyer. One might never know that as a firefighter a brick wall broke his back or that his honesty helped bring down a bribe-taking sheriff.

Before arrest, sergeant quits

Democrats visit black colleges

Georgia leader wants national tax

Across Georgia
TRENTON -A Dade County sheriff's department employee has been arrested and charged with having improper sexual contact with a female inmate.

Across the area

Latinos learn finance skills

Perdue back HOPE moves
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue gave his full support to recommendations by a state commission working to save the HOPE scholarship and renewed his push to require a minimum SAT score to qualify for the college tuition money.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Julius Ja'von Williams, 3, of Augusta.

Lottery-funded scholarship plays havoc with student work force
ATHENS, GA. -- From his location across from the University of Georgia's famous arch entryway, restaurant owner David Carter can see clearly how the HOPE Scholarship has changed the student work force.

Sharpton speaks at Orangeburg soldier's funeral
CORDOVA, S.C. -- Standing over her son's silver casket, Harriet Johnson cried as she and hundreds of friends and family honored Spc. Darius Jennings, who was killed two weeks ago when the helicopter he was riding in was shot down in Iraq.

Across the area
A North Augusta woman told police Saturday that someone took a handgun from her residence during the afternoon, a North Augusta Department of Public Safety report states.

Residents collect goods for laid off steel mill workers
GEORGETOWN, S.C. -- Laverne and Sharon Williams did their grocery shopping this weekend at the First Assembly of God.

Before arrest, sergeant quits
An eight-year veteran of the Aiken Department of Public Safety resigned Friday before he was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor harassment by sheriff's officials, authorities said Saturday.

Police seek leads in explosive case
Authorities are continuing their investigation into a suspicious briefcase that was left in a south Augusta restaurant parking lot last week.

Unit's families find support
AIKEN - They came together from disparate backgrounds Saturday, sharing a common bond in concern for their sons, daughters, husbands and fathers.

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON -Entertainment companies that helped produce and distribute Radio are raising money to rebuild a house for the man on whose life the movie is based.

News you can use

Tiny computer chip can sniff out drugs

Police catch man after cycle chase
A chase that started in south Richmond County and reached speeds of more than 100 mph before ending in Jefferson County on Sunday resulted in the arrest of an Air Force serviceman, police said.

Official declares UGA Foundation records are open
ATHENS - The University of Georgia Foundation has called off Tuesday's meeting of its 54-member board of trustees, citing the likely absence of many of the trustees and a need to do more planning before undertaking a set of corporate reforms recommended by its lawyers.

Perdue back HOPE moves

Across the southeast
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -Three former Broward County election workers are suing their former boss, accusing her of firing them because they told state investigators about mismanagement in her office.

Unit's families find support

Across Georgia

Author sees red hat as symbol of empowerment for baby boomer women
BUFORD, Ga. -- After a painful divorce and a mid-life reevaluation of her career writing romance novels, Haywood Smith began looking for a new outlet for her angst. She found it in a red hat.

Newcomer in Senate speaks up over trade

On-the-job hazards
Emergency officials check a motorcycle damaged in a crash near the intersection of Wrightsboro Road and Blount Street.

South Carolina's black colleges prime stop for White House hopefuls

Lawyer: Escapees likely will turn on each other at trial

Atlantans build memorial for three killed during storm
ATLANTA -- A thunderstorm that claimed the lives of a mother and her two children ended a 3-year-old's thoughts of being a firefighter, but that dream will live on in a playground built Saturday to remember the family.

Investors file federal civil lawsuit

Group says study of foster care cases shows children subjected to abuse
ATLANTA -- A child advocacy group suing the Division of Family and Children Services in Fulton and DeKalb counties says a review of 300 case records of foster children shows that 22 percent were subjected to abuse by caretakers or had to be removed from their homes.

Muhammad convicted of capital murder in sniper trial

Adults with disabilities hit the dance floor
WAYCROSS, Ga. -- When they were in high school, many of them never went to a homecoming dance or their senior prom. But 30 adults with disabilities proved this weekend that it is never too late to hit the dance floor.

Corrections

Community board says state plans to cut more jobs, ignored advice
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The new directors of Georgia's largest community service board say the state Department of Human Resources has recommended 100 job cuts and ignored the advice of a consultant the state hired when it took over the board earlier this year.

Police catch man after cycle chase

Sharpton's message addresses war, Bush
A day after he eulogized a soldier gunned down in Iraq, the Rev. Al Sharpton criticized President Bush's decision to invade Iraq, calling it "a war that doesn't seem like there's a way out."

Iraq war veteran turns up slain - allegedly by men from his unit

Latinos learn finance skills
LYONS, Ga. - For 13 years, members of the Cruz family took the money they earned from working on Georgia's Vidalia onion farms and hid it in their home.

Residents collect goods for laid off steel mill workers

Five questions
Five Questions is a weekly feature with a prominent member of the community. To nominate a questionee, call (706) 823-3344.

Across the area

Across the area
A 60-year-old Augusta man told police that three men beat and robbed him in his home Saturday night, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report.

Scholars who need remedial help won't lose HOPE

Photography program brings craft to children
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Anthony Fulton's love of photography started to develop when he was only 8.

Students speak out against HOPE change
Students with HOPE scholarships would be forced to borrow more money or work longer hours if Georgia legislators eliminate funding of books and college fees through the program, Augusta college students say.

Kid of the day

News you can use
NOV. 16, 1960 During a vacation visit at the Augusta National Golf Club, President Eisenhower on Tuesday ordered federal departments and agencies to cut the amount of money they spend abroad. More details will be spelled out within 48 hours.

Corrections
An article in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly identified Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp. Finance Committee Vice Chairman Dr. William Bloodworth.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Brandy Zoe McNair

Across South Carolina
LANCASTER -A 28-year-old man has been charged with holding a younger cousin down and letting a dog bite him, police said.

Investors file federal civil lawsuit
ANDERSON, S.C. -- HomeGold's bankruptcy trustee has filed a lawsuit seeking to recover millions lost by investors against company officers, accusing them of withholding the truth about the high risk of junk bonds they sold to retirees and others.

News you can use
NOV. 17, 1951 The Richmond County Board of Education and its president, T.M. Nickles, were severely criticized yesterday by the retiring grand jury that asked for a law to remove board members "under certain circumstances."

Columbia County hunts ways to enjoy, manage fast expansion
It's a problem most counties would like to have. Even during the economic slowdown of recent years, more homeowners and businesses have continued to move into Columbia County.

Atlantans build memorial for three killed during storm

Teachers plan may see reform
AIKEN - An incentive program put in motion by South Carolina lawmakers in 2001 meant to keep experienced teachers around during a statewide shortage is costing the state money, and some legislators say it needs reform.

One year later, families still grieve for missing women

Sanford's endorsement list stirs up lawmakers

Trial lawyer has police memories

City lavishes honors on Brown
In less than a month, the nation will honor James Brown. On Saturday, Augusta residents showered the Godfather of Soul with love in the form of applause, cheers and, for the first time, a key to the city.

Iraq war veteran turns up slain - allegedly by men from his unit
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- The body was almost a skeleton when investigators discovered it, hidden in the woods near a public park for four months and so decomposed that knife marks cut into the bones were the only way to tell the man died from stabbing wounds.

Sharpton speaks at Orangeburg soldier's funeral

Rants and Raves
I'D LIKE TO RAVE for Judge Roy Moore, who took a stand for the Lord.

Community board says state plans to cut more jobs, ignored advice

Winthrop University has 'experienced' rookie
ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Every cop shop has rookies. But most police departments don't have a rookie within shouting distance of Social Security.

Rants and Raves
I'D LIKE TO RAVE for Judge Roy Moore, who took a stand for the Lord.

St. Helena woman ignores judge's order to keep off land
BEAUFORT, S.C. -- A 75-year-old woman who was released from jail after agreeing to stay off a piece of land on St. Helena Island is back on the land and says she has no plans to leave.

Winthrop University has 'experienced' rookie

Across Georgia

Lawyer: Escapees likely will turn on each other at trial
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Prosecutors say Chadrick Fulks and Branden Basham helped each other escape from a Kentucky jail and elude authorities for more than a week during a crime spree last November.

Tigers give Bulldogs the momentum again
ATHENS, Ga. - There was no catchy play call to label it such as "P-44-Haynes" or "70-X-Takeoff."

'Elf' takes weekend box-office crown

'Elf' takes weekend box-office crown
LOS ANGELES -- Will Ferrell's "Elf" scuttled Russell Crowe's "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" to finish as the weekend's No. 1 movie.

Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron finds time for moonlighting
SEATTLE -- Between drumming for Pearl Jam and raising two young children, Matt Cameron doesn't have much time for moonlighting.

Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron finds time for moonlighting

Sound Bites: Audio Reviews

Sound Bites: Audio Reviews
Pink morphed from B-list R&B singer to multiplatinum diva with her 2001 breakthrough, "M!ssundaztood," which mined her angst-filled life for gritty, pop-rock songs with plenty of attitude.

20-year-old gets Busch Series title
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Brian Vickers became NASCAR's youngest champion ever Saturday, claiming the Busch Series title with an 11th-place finish behind first-time winner Kasey Kahne at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Racers rave over new Homestead-Miami

Happy ending eludes Elliott
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Just about everything was perfect for Bill Elliott to walk away from stock car racing Sunday afternoon.

Longtime sponsors bid farewell to sport

20-year-old gets Busch Series title

Happy ending eludes Elliott

Longtime sponsors bid farewell to sport
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Two of the sport's longest and most-loyal sponsors made their final appearances Sunday.

Racers rave over new Homestead-Miami
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - The sign leading into the Homestead-Miami Speedway warned fans of 20-degree banking ahead.

Hawks fall to Nets
ATLANTA -- Kenyon Martin is healthy again, and the New Jersey Nets are recovering as well.

Lions look for new leaders
A framed number 23 Paine College uniform rests in Ron Spry's office.

Peach Belt Conference preview
The road to the Peach Belt Conference championship runs through Augusta - by default.

'Other' women want to show ability today
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Women's college basketball is anxious to show that the sport does not begin and end with Connecticut and Tennessee.

Area college basketball schedule
Here are schedules for area college basketball teams.

Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference preview
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference coaches chose Morehouse to win the conference title this season. Maybe the Maroon Tigers should be worried.

Bolden, Horn friends, rivals

Saints top Falcons in overtime

NFL power rankings

Bengals end Chiefs' win streak

Panthers edge Redskins

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Mrs. Vivian Egan (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Jim Edwards (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Eloise Grizzard (EAST DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Savannah Dicks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Scott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Knight (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ryann Kenner (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Ms. Nell Tuten (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth K. Smith (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ethelyne Thomason (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Toya Lowe-Gaede (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Gray (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Calvin McKeown (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Irene Campbell (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Altman (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Mims (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Johnson (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Bruening (McCORMICK, S.C.)

Ms. Glenora Barksdale (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Madge Crawley (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Leaman Thigpen (SUWANEE, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Braswell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sherman Noe (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. John Van Gelder (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gaddie Moody (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Pauline Williams (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ginny Coughenour (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ethelyne Thomason (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Marie Rearden (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Johnnie Noble (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Braswell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Knight (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Smith (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Wolfgang Galloway (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Madge Crawley (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Ted Madden (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Moffatt (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Wright, Jr. (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Hyman (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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Mrs. Nell Tuten (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ginny Coughenour (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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Overtime

Agassi comes back to reach final

ASU pays tribute to man who brought many firsts to school's athletics programs

Overtime

ASU pays tribute to man who brought many firsts to school's athletics programs
Like a fingerprint, Marvin Vanover's name might not be visible on Augusta State University's athletic complex, but the proof of his handiwork will remain there for years to come.

Agassi comes back to reach final
HOUSTON -- Andre Agassi has plenty of energy, and he's needed it this week.

Overtime
In Regina, Saskatchewan, Jason Tucker caught two touchdown passes, and Edmonton got even with the Montreal Alouettes with a 34-22 victory that gave the Eskimos the Grey Cup.

Overtime
A raise made Mel Stottlemyre feel owner George Steinbrenner wanted him to stay on as the New York Yankees pitching coach

A child's first deer is memorable experience
Each autumn, I fondly recall a November morning long ago, when a clumsy teen-ager cradled a tarnished 12-gauge in hopes of seeing a deer.

South Carolina's black colleges prime stop for White House hopefuls
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Benedict College doesn't have to look for ways to get students excited about the presidential campaign because the Democratic candidates have been beating a path to the historically black campus.

Panthers edge Redskins
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Stephen Davis was careful all week to keep his level of dislike for the Washington Redskins bottled up. Scoring the winning touchdown against his former team finally allowed him to release it.

NFL power rankings
Every week during the NFL season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will break down the rankings of all 32 NFL teams and why they're ranked where they are.

Bolden, Horn friends, rivals
NEW ORLEANS - Juran Bolden is friends with Joe Horn, but the two NFL veterans will exchange no pleasantries after kickoff today (1 p.m., FOX-Ch. 54) at the Louisiana Superdome.

Bengals end Chiefs' win streak
CINCINNATI -- Pop the corks and make the toast, you '72 Dolphins. The perfect record is safe for one more season.

CBS: Four Raiders test positive for THG
Four Oakland Raiders have tested positive for the newly discovered steroid THG and face four-game suspensions, CBS reported Sunday.

Saints top Falcons in overtime
NEW ORLEANS -- Once Deuce McAllister hit his stride, Atlanta's hopes for back-to-back victories disappeared.

A child's first deer is memorable experience

Tigers give Bulldogs the momentum again

TV marks the 40th year of Kennedy's death
NEW YORK -- In the week leading up to Nov. 22, more than a dozen JFK specials invite viewers to encounter him from every vantage point on the 40th anniversary of his death.

For TV's Nielsen ratings, problems with networks are a familiar story
NEW YORK -- Television's biggest mystery this season has nothing to do with what's on the air.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Viewers who like soft-core porn infomercials will be thrilled as "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" returns for its yearly festival of titillation and merchandising.

'Frasier' may still have life in it yet
LOS ANGELES -- Reports of the demise of "Frasier" may be exaggerated.

CBS won't be airing 'The Reagans' - so what won't be aired next?
NEW YORK -- This was where I was going to review "The Reagans," CBS' much-anticipated miniseries airing Sunday and Tuesday. Except it isn't going to air - not then, not on CBS.

For TV's Nielsen ratings, problems with networks are a familiar story

TV marks the 40th year of Kennedy's death

One Nielsen participant feels the power

One Nielsen participant feels the power
NEW YORK -- Somewhere in America, a TV remote control is guarded jealously.

Q&A With Nick Lachey

Top 20 Concert Tours

Williams: Richt makes aggressive calls
Contrary to what his sideline demeanor might indicate, Mark Richt does have a pulse.

Williams: Richt makes aggressive calls

Johnson foils Auburn again
ATHENS, Ga. - Michael Johnson was one of the last players on the field Saturday evening at Sanford Stadium.

Georgia defense silences Auburn

Georgia defense silences Auburn
ATHENS, Ga. -- This time, Michael Johnson and the Georgia Bulldogs didn't wait till the end of the game to beat Auburn.

Johnson foils Auburn again

Gamecocks fall short against Gators
COLUMBIA - One minute and one yard killed South Carolina's chances for an upset Saturday. One minute and one yard kept the Gamecocks from becoming bowl eligible. One minute and one yard just might have destroyed their season.

Coaches center stage for Clemson-South Carolina
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Is this the last go-round for Bowden vs. Holtz?

Gamecocks fall short against Gators

Coaches center stage for Clemson-South Carolina

Agreement on formation of Iraq's new government
The agreement between the U.S.-led coalition and the Iraqi Governing Council on the formation of Iraq's new government.

Iraqi council endorses new timetable for handover of power

Iraqi council endorses new timetable for handover of power
MOSUL, Iraq -- Two Black Hawk helicopters collided and crashed Saturday night in northern Iraq, killing 17 coalition soldiers and injuring at least five. One helicopter smashed into the roof of a house, witnesses said, amid reports one of the aircraft was shot down.

Camel cheese could enrich Sahara Desert herder

An hour after being declared dead, little girl is revived

Milwaukee postal workers find live alligator chewing through shipping carton