Show features handmade holiday decorations, gifts
You can do some early holiday shopping through Sunday at Christmas Made in the South, an arts and crafts show at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

Jessica Lynch book to debut at No. 1

Museum to display an alleged newly discovered van Gogh
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- A museum in southern Holland opens an exhibition this weekend of what it claims is a previously unknown painting by Vincent van Gogh, and says there may be more among a collection of 250 works once regarded as worthless.

Museum to display an alleged newly discovered van Gogh

Jessica Lynch book to debut at No. 1
NEW YORK -- Reviews have been mixed and the facts are in question, but the authorized biography of Pfc. Jessica Lynch will still claim a cherished position in the publishing industry: No. 1 on The New York Times' list of nonfiction best sellers.

Artist pulls people into surreal world

Shirley Hazzard wins National Book award for fiction
NEW YORK -- Weakened by pneumonia and still limping from a 1999 road accident, Stephen King, accepting an honorary National Book Award, received a long standing ovation after making his case for popular writers.

'Annie' again? Leapin' lizards!

Stephen King to receive honorary medal at National Book Awards

Shirley Hazzard wins National Book award for fiction

Stephen King to receive honorary medal at National Book Awards

Show features handmade holiday decorations, gifts

Artist pulls people into surreal world
In the imagined universe of Louisiana artists Douglas Bourgeois, the mundane collides with the magical and the famous interacts with the forgotten.

'Annie' again? Leapin' lizards!
It seems like only yesterday since the last Tomorrow.

Baseball players latest to appear before grand jury

Baseball players latest to appear before grand jury
SAN FRANCISCO -- Baseball players became the latest athletes to appear before a grand jury probing a nutritional supplements lab, joining NFL players and track and field stars who in previous weeks testified before the federal panel.

Old houses often are time capsules for lost change

Shelby Rose Callaway

Shelby Rose Callaway
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Callaway II, of Belvedere, announce the birth of a daughter, Shelby Rose Callaway, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Eddy D. Owens, of Augusta, and Mr. and Mrs. Scotty Callaway, of Hephzibah.

Jayme Elizabeth Powell
Jamie and April Powell, of Beech Island, announce the birth of a daughter, Jayme Elizabeth Powell, Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Janice Cato and Scott Cato, both of Warrenville, Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Williams, of Harlem, and Janice Graves and James Powell Jr., both of Augusta.

Nicholas Bradford Taylor

Grace Ann Culpepper
Brian and Melissa Culpepper, of Harlem, announce the birth of a daughter, Grace Ann Culpepper, Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Judy Burnett and Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Culpepper, all of Harlem.

Jayme Elizabeth Powell

Dawson Michael Allen Leedom
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Leedom, of Evans, announce the birth of a son, Dawson Michael Allen Leedom, Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bell, of Augusta, Allen Howell, of Mokane, Mo., Tom and Shelby Leedom, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Margaret Crotty, of Franklin, N.C.

Jade Delina Whitt

Kritsen Brianna Williams
Kenneth and Sharleitha Williams, of Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Kritsen Brianna Williams, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Charlie Mae Williams, Dennis Kimble, Annie Williams and Robert Williams, all of Augusta.

Demetriauna Latoyce Eugenia Harris

Thomas Wilkes Cooper
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Cooper, of Harlem, announce the birth of a son, Thomas Wilkes Cooper, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Gary L. Wilkes, of Harlem, Glenda Cooper, of North Augusta, and the late Thomas E. Cooper.

Ollie Jerome Higdon III

Jade Delina Whitt
Jeremy C. and Heather D. Whitt, of Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Jade Delina Whitt, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Eddie C. Tanner, Beverly W. Tanner, Charles S. Williams, Joe Whitt, Debbi Kauffman and Clayton and Evelyn Kauffman, all of Augusta, and the late Neva T. Williams.

Nicholas Bradford Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Taylor, of Evans, announce the birth of a son, Nicholas Bradford Taylor, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Roy Borgmeyer, of O'Fallon, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Greg Trehubenko, of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Col. and Mrs. George L. Taylor, of Clearwater Beach, Fla.

Sheridan Lamar Boler
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Boler, of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Sheridan Lamar Boler, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Westmoreland, of Hephzibah, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Boler, of Augusta.

Demetriauna Latoyce Eugenia Harris
Mr. and Mrs. Demetrius Harris, of Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Demetriauna Latoyce Eugenia Harris, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Beverly Tanksley and Betty Harris, both of Augusta.

Thomas Wilkes Cooper

Ollie Jerome Higdon III
Ollie and Cynthia Higdon, of Martinez, announce the birth of a son, Ollie Jerome Higdon III, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mack and Delilah Smith, of Vidalia, Ga., and the late Ollie and Regina Higdon.

Dawson Michael Allen Leedom

Kritsen Brianna Williams

Grace Ann Culpepper

Sheridan Lamar Boler

William Drake Goodwin
Clay and Denise Goodwin, of Grovetown, announce the birth of a son, William Drake Goodwin, Friday, July 11, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Grandparents are Janice Richardson, of Augusta, and the late William C. and Betty Goodwin.

Man chokes to death on bag of marijuana
FORT WORTH, Texas -- A man changing a flat tire choked to death on a bag of marijuana he had stuffed down his throat in an apparent attempt to hide it from police who stopped to help him, authorities said.

Odds and Ends
MINNEAPOLIS -- It would look like a Christmas tree and smell like a skunk.

Odds and Ends
SAN FRANCISCO -- Rome may be the Eternal City, but San Francisco could be home to the eternal fish.

School discusses tolerance after female students kiss
CLARKSVILLE, Md. -- Inspired by a high school assignment, Stephanie Haaser leaped onto a cafeteria table, shouted "End homophobia now!" and kissed classmate Katherine Pecore.

Teacher suspended for experiment that caused students to vomit
SMITHFIELD, N.C. -- A high school teacher was suspended for a classroom experiment that caused several students to vomit after drinking large amounts of milk.

Eating on the run

Rivals create deals to steal customers

Eating on the run
An employee's lunch hour break may soon need to be renamed the lunch "half-hour" break.

Georgia adding mostly low-wage jobs

Investors given chance to fund new Ethan Hawke movie
LOS ANGELES -- It took film director Keith Gordon nine years to piece together the funding for his 2000 film "Waking the Dead."

Housing construction rises to 17-year high in October
WASHINGTON -- Residential construction sizzled in October, reaching the highest level of activity seen in 17 years, a fresh sign that the red-hot housing market is helping the national economy's recovery move forward.

Georgia's job gains lack power

Shoppers and retailers bracing for green onion fallout from hepatitis scare
PITTSBURGH -- Green onions aren't high on many shoppers' lists these days in western Pennsylvania, where health officials say scallions may have caused a hepatitis A outbreak that has sickened at least 520 and killed three.

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - The House on Wednesday voted to toughen penalties for mutual fund abuses.

Motor Trend names Toyota Prius best car for 2004
DETROIT -- The world's first commercially mass-produced hybrid car has claimed the honor of 2004 Car of the Year from Motor Trend magazine.

Events pay big locally

A shrinking Comdex convention tries to redefine itself
LAS VEGAS -- The Comdex convention used to be the greatest high-tech show on earth. Now, it's just a shell of its former self as officials try to reinvent the 24th annual trade meeting.

Investors given chance to fund new Ethan Hawke movie

Victims of layoff will return to FutureCall

A shrinking Comdex convention tries to redefine itself

Housing construction rises to 17-year high in October

Business briefs

Shoppers and retailers bracing for green onion fallout from hepatitis scare

Motor Trend names Toyota Prius best car for 2004

Negotiators adopt a draft creating world's largest free-trade region

Greenspan: trade deficits have not harmed U.S. economy so far
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said ballooning trade deficits have not hurt the U.S. economy so far, but he warned that "creeping protectionism" could jeopardize the nation's ability to narrow the deficits without adverse consequences.

Georgia's job gains lack power
ATLANTA - Georgia may be leading the nation in the number of new jobs being created, but those jobs don't pay enough to keep the economic recovery humming, according to a forecast released Wednesday.

Georgia adding mostly low-wage jobs
ATLANTA -- As the economic expansion struggles forward, Georgia has been adding mostly low-wage jobs, not the kind needed to revive its limping economy.

Events pay big locally
When the Signal Symposium comes to town in a few weeks, tourism officials are hoping the big draw gets bigger.

Art could beautify boarded-up stores
Plywood might soon be disappearing from downtown stores.

Victims of layoff will return to FutureCall
FutureCall is bringing back some of its laid-off employees.

Rivals create deals to steal customers
ATLANTA - Don't leave! Pick me!

Negotiators adopt a draft creating world's largest free-trade region
MIAMI -- Negotiators trying to turn the Western Hemisphere into the world's largest free-trade zone adopted a draft text Wednesday that would allow countries to opt out of parts of the agreement, officials from the Brazilian delegation said.

Business briefs
A new real estate brokerage comes to south Augusta.

Leading indicators rise, suggesting continued growth
NEW YORK -- A closely watched gauge of future economic activity rose 0.4 percent in October, suggesting continued growth in the coming year.

Greenspan: trade deficits have not harmed U.S. economy so far

Clemson, South Carolina bring rivalry to women's game

Clemson's Elliott takes troubled path to starting lineup
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Tony Elliott has done everything right since that horrible day more than a decade ago when his mother bled to death before his eyes in a car wreck.

Clemson, South Carolina bring rivalry to women's game
CLEMSON, S.C. -- The intensity is like no other game on the schedule. Players are reminded of the rivalry 365 days a year. And there's just a bit of gamesmanship between opposing coaches.

Clemson's Elliott takes troubled path to starting lineup

Southeastern Conference Western Division notebook
Joe Kines has been part of pretty intense rivalries, Florida-Florida State, Florida State-Miami, Georgia-Georgia Tech among them.

ACC & SEC notebook

ACC & SEC notebook
Clemson coach Tommy Bowden has recently been reluctant to publicly criticize his bosses.

Southeastern Conference Western Division notebook

Father of four playing college football at age 22
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Joey Williams was so sore after football practice he couldn't get out of bed the next morning.

Natives remind that Tennessee-Vandy still a rivalry

Natives remind that Tennessee-Vandy still a rivalry
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mention instate rivalry to Vanderbilt defensive end Jovan Haye, and he immediately thinks of a really good one - in Florida.

Father of four playing college football at age 22

Paine's errors prove costly

No checks, no balances

A travel advisory

Medicare disaster
The largest single expansion of Medicare since the program's creation in 1965 will soon be voted on in the House and Senate.

A travel advisory
Public officials taking junkets on the taxpayer's dollar always make easy targets for government critics. But the criticism should be tempered by fairness and common sense.

No checks, no balances
A solid majority of Americans are against it.

The rest of the story ...

The rest of the story ...
Here's what London's flamboyant, socialist mayor, "Red Ken" Livingstone, had to say on the eve of President George W. Bush's visit to Great Britain this week:

Medicare disaster

Applause calendar
Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Video watch
JUST OUT: Santa Clause 2: The Mrs. Clause and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

Club calendar
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a sampling of specials and entertainment at area nightclubs.

Top five in entertainment
Here are the top five television shows, movies, music and more.

People in the news
NEW YORK -- Two years after his death, former Beatle George Harrison is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The 'greatest Grateful Dead show of all' hits DVD
LOS ANGELES -- For the last 25 years, all an aging Grateful Dead fan had to do to win the instant admiration of a Gen-X or Gen-Y counterpart was to utter these eight words: "I was there the night they closed Winterland."

Source: Authorities investigating Limbaugh for money laundering
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Authorities are investigating whether Rush Limbaugh illegally funneled money to buy prescription painkillers, a law enforcement source who spoke on condition of anonymity said Wednesday.

Concert calendar
Here's a list of concerts in the area.

Standing ovations
The Augusta Concert Band opens the Christmas concert season with its annual Empty Stocking Fund Concert. The seasonal performance takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way. Admission is free.

Mortgage rates declined this week
WASHINGTON -- Mortgage rates fell this week, good news for people thinking about buying a home.

Economic reports limit markets losses

Economic reports limit markets losses
NEW YORK -- Wall Street retreated Thursday as a wave of terror attacks continued in Turkey with the bombings of HSBC bank and the British consulate. Upbeat reports on employment and the economy helped limit the market's losses.

Consumers may encounter problems when switching cell phone companies

Stocks advance on strong housing report

Work patterns explain most of pay gap between men, women

Work patterns explain most of pay gap between men, women
WASHINGTON -- Women's income is lower on average than that of men in part because they generally work less, leave the labor force for longer periods and tend to hold jobs that pay less, a congressional study found.

Consumers may encounter problems when switching cell phone companies
WASHINGTON -- Some people may run into problems as they try to use new cell phone rules that take effect next week, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell said Tuesday.

House passes bill mandating new penalties for mutual fund abuses

Mortgage rates declined this week

House passes bill mandating new penalties for mutual fund abuses
WASHINGTON -- The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to toughen penalties for mutual fund abuses and to make sure investors are provided with more information.

Snow says new personal savings accounts could help millions
WASHINGTON -- Millions of Americans could benefit from an overhaul of personal savings accounts that the Bush administration is considering as a key part of next year's tax proposals, Treasury Secretary John Snow said in an interview Thursday with The Associated Press.

Crackdown on Internet fraud nets 125 arrests nationwide
WASHINGTON -- A federal crackdown on a wide range of Internet fraud schemes costing victims an estimated $100 million has resulted in the arrest or conviction of 125 individuals, law enforcement officials said Thursday.

Stocks advance on strong housing report
NEW YORK -- A stronger-than-expected report on housing construction soothed Wall Street Wednesday and gave investors an incentive to pick up some bargains after four days of declines. A bullish outlook from General Electric Co. added to the gains.

Fishing tournament news

Fishing report

Fishing report
Fishing is like most other pastimes: the longer you stay at it, the more you learn, including excuses to use on days when you're skunked.

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

Todai guides hungry to sushi, meals
The Far East has a new foothold in Columbia County.Todai, a Japanese restaurant in Martinez, opened this month at 4001 Columbia Road, Suite B.

Gardener makes fall his green(s) season
"Now, that's what you call a broadleaf mustard," he said, pointing to a large plant in his North Augusta garden. "That's one of the nicest greens you want to eat right there, the broadleaf.

It's a cold fact: Winter IS coming

Gardener makes fall his green(s) season

It's a cold fact: Winter IS coming
Shorter days and cooler temperatures are telling plants it's time to take a break after a busy growing season.

Georgia Tech routs, advances to semis
ATLANTA - Marvin Lewis got his 21st birthday celebration off to an early start Thursday night.

Georgia Tech routs Hofstra
ATLANTA -- Marvin Lewis scored 23 points and Georgia Tech cruised to its second straight victory in the Preseason NIT, beating Hofstra 75-56 Thursday night.

Boisterous Daniels finds quiet time through meditation
ATLANTA -- P.J. Daniels bounded into the room with a big grin and some joyful banter, proudly showing off the gaudy buckle holding his belt together. The words "Texas" - his native state - and "P Jizzle" - one of his several nicknames - were engraved across the gold-plated surface.

Boisterous Daniels finds quiet time through meditation

Georgia Tech routs Hofstra

Georgia Tech routs, advances to semis

Arrival of autumn leads to hasty, last-minute feast

LPGA Tour event changes seasons
The Asahi Ryokuken International Championship golf tournament is back where it started - at the tail end of the LPGA Tour schedule.

Diaz breaks through while Sorenstam struggles to see the light
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A good book and a good friend helped Laura Diaz enjoy herself on the golf course again. A trip to the emergency room and an eye infection made Annika Sorenstam wish she was someplace else.

A strong rally by the International team
Mike Weir showed guts and imagination, and the International team showed plenty of resolve in the Presidents Cup by rallying in three matches to take a 3 1/2 -2 1/2 lead Thursday.

Annika: Four majors in one year is possible
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Her history-making year is almost over, and already Annika Sorenstam is thinking of new ways to shake up the golf world.

A strong rally by the International team

Diaz breaks through while Sorenstam struggles to see the light

Annika: Four majors in one year is possible

Key matchups

Playoff schedule

On the air

Westside has hope for playoff victories

Bulldogs forced to bounce back

Young Hawks learning, winning this season

Jackets still on defensive

Player of the week

Hephzibah's Roland commits to Duke
Fred Roland had his business plan.

Bulldogs forced to bounce back
For the first time all season, Butler coach Galen Phillips saw a different Bulldogs team emerge from the locker room last Friday.

Key matchups
Here is a capsule look at this weekend's key matchups.

Playoff schedule
Here is a schedule of area prep football playoff games.

Jackets still on defensive
North Augusta's defense fared well last week against a pass-happy Battery Creek team, forcing quarterback Wayne Morris into two interceptions and holding the Dolphins to a lone touchdown.<

On the air
Here is a radio broadcast schedule for this weekend's area prep football games.

Westside has hope for playoff victories
The loss of so many significant seniors has affected them. The injury suffered by Duane Gregg - definitely their most dangerous offensive player - affected them. The lack of depth has affected them.

Player of the week
This week's player of the week isTharry Salley, RB, of Blackville-Hilda.

Young Hawks learning, winning this season
As a trailing blocker on the third of Tharry Salley's five touchdown runs against Green Sea-Floyds last week, Blackville-Hilda freshman running back Marcus Allen decided to have some fun with Trojans defender Edward Harris.

Thrashers win in overtime
ATLANTA -- Something about falling behind brings out the best in the Atlanta Thrashers.

Thrashers win in overtime

Old houses often are time capsules for lost change
Historic Augusta's Peep 'n' Eat program is a winner. Last week I dropped in when they dropped by three neat, old houses in the 800 block of Greene Street.

Parents responsible for kids' education

Commission's job is to govern, not manage
Is anyone surprised at the reluctance of some of our Augusta commissioners to change the structure of our city government? You shouldn't be. Bobby Ross, Augusta

Associated Press definitely Democratic
In an Atlanta newspaper column on Sept. 22, U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall, D-Ga., who visited Iraq, stated, "I'm afraid the news media are hurting our chances (of success); they are dwelling upon the mistakes, the ambushes, the soldiers killed ... The falsely bleak pictures weaken our national resolve ... and emboldens our enemy." Tom Hunter, Augusta

NPR editorial inaccurate and out of line
Your editorial of Nov. 14, "NPR's windfall a Kroc," calling National Public Radio "a propaganda outlet for left-wing news coverage," is inaccurate and out of line. It was obviously written by someone who seldom listens to it or has not listened to it since the late 1960s. George de Baca, Augusta

Associated Press definitely Democratic

Parents responsible for kids' education
Psychologists and scholars have had their say as to what is needed in our schools. Education is too important to be left to educators. James V. Parker, North Augusta, S.C.

Truly a time for thanksgiving
This weekend, my husband and I bring our son, Phillip Hill, home from an intense rehab program/facility in Atlanta. This weekend will be a new beginning, a time for thanksgiving. The family of Michael and Tara Hill, Evans, Ga.

Legislation puts retirees' health-care coverage in jeopardy
The issue of health care should not be political. But, alas, it seems that the current bill in conference in Congress (the president's drug bill) is being used politically to the detriment of 12 million retirees who currently have health-care coverage provided by a former employer. Harry Luden, Martinez, Ga.

Commission's job is to govern, not manage

In the know

Cookie contest

QuickCam keeps its eye on you

And the answer is ...

Japanese scientists say they've found new whale species

Researchers find evidence meteorite caused extinction 250 million years ago

Yule know these ...

West Nile vaccine for horses appears to be working

Health and fitness calendar

In the know
The Children's Medical Center at the Medical College of Georgia is looking for new toys for its Fill Santa's Big Red Bag Week. Anyone interested in participating can drop off a new toy in its original packaging at Suite 1964 on the first floor of the Children's Medical Center during Dec. 15-19.

And the answer is ...
If you read Thursday's Your Life section, you may have noticed a little holiday movie match game.

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.

Cookie contest
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Japanese scientists say they've found new whale species
Japanese scientists say they have identified a new species of whale - a remarkable discovery if confirmed.

Yule know these ...
The holiday season has always provided Hollywood with a wealth of story ideas and plot devices.

Researchers find evidence meteorite caused extinction 250 million years ago
WASHINGTON -- A massive asteroid may have collided with the Earth 251 million years ago and killed 90 percent of all life, an extinction even more severe than the meteorite impact that snuffed out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.

QuickCam keeps its eye on you
Tigger's been caught dogging it. He's supposed to be a watchdog on the alert, defending an empty house by day. But daylong monitoring by Logitech's new QuickCam Orbit Web cam shows the biggest threat the snoozing pooch offers is as a tripping hazard.

West Nile vaccine for horses appears to be working
OMAHA, Neb. -- Cases of West Nile virus in horses have dropped off sharply across the country, and experts say a campaign of vaccinations is one reason why.

Lynx hope trip will bring wins

Lynx hope trip will bring wins
With another 850-mile trip home to Augusta after their two-game swing through Texas and Louisiana, two wins will turn the Lynx' cramped coach bus into a party on wheels.

Ex-Lynx star might return
The greatest player in Augusta Lynx history might be on his way home.

Ex-Lynx star might return

Georgia Power clean energy iniative draws opposition
ATLANTA -- The state Public Service Commission will consider a proposed two-year contract between Georgia Power Co. and Waste Management as environmentalists question the integrity of a "Green Power" program.

Across the area
North Augusta Department of Public Safety officers found drug paraphernalia and items needed to grow marijuana plants at a North Augusta home while investigating a burglary Tuesday night, a police report states.

3 sentenced in forgery-ring case
AIKEN - Three people involved in a check-forgery ring that brought in more than $30,000 from cashing fake payroll checks were sentenced in Aiken General Sessions Court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to forgery.

Richland County to fund airport upgrade

Athens landmark to close
ATHENS, Ga. - The end of an era is approaching.

Art Linkletter discusses planetarium with county council

Forum discusses gang woes
A forum on school violence drew a small audience Thursday night at Cross Creek High School, where reports of gang activity dominated discussion.

Cave-ins too many to cure quickly

Medal recipient shares lessons
Jack Jacobs will sign copies of Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty at Borders Books Music & Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway, at 5 p.m. today.

Experts lay out plan to aid post

Murder suspects escape from Clayton County jail

DJJ escapee charged with robberies
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A 17-year-old Columbia boy who escaped from a juvenile prison here has been arrested and charged with armed robbery and carjacking, authorities say.

Across South Carolina

State board will map out water-management plan

Famous Athens bar to close at year's end
ATHENS, Ga. -- The most storied burgers-and-beer joint in this college town will close at year's end, shutting down a weathered local landmark that helped a U.S. senator work his way through college and inspired the B-52s song "Dead Beat Club."

Charlotte Trolley project nears completion

Mill drops streetlight bill

Dozens of cadets pack care packages for U.S. troops

Charges of battery land man in jail
Police arrested an Augusta man Wednesday on multiple battery charges, after a woman said that he assaulted her and broke into her residence in incidents over the past several months.

Judges object to court site

Quitting is a battle, experts say
Preparations for ditching your cigarettes should be like those made before entering battle.

3-month-old girl returned safely

Company hiring workers for Rock Hill video gambling operation

SOA protest could take on anti-war slant

3-month-old girl returned safely
RIVERDALE, Ga. -- A 3-month-old girl was returned safely to police Wednesday by the man accused of kidnapping her after shooting her mother

Expand colleges' space, report says

SOA protest could take on anti-war slant
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- An annual protest against Fort Benning's school for Latin American soldiers could take on a different slant this weekend - against the war in Iraq.

News you can use

Ga. prison honors slain guard 25 years after deadly riot
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- During the 25 years since her husband was slain in a deadly prison riot, Alicia McEachin's friends and family urged her several times to give up.

Reports will track progress of DFCS

Food concessions company sues Grady Hospital
ATLANTA -- A north Georgia food company has filed suit against Grady Memorial Hospital, claiming it has been forced to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in commissions on concessions while another company had a free ride.

Leaders say bills will not increase

More people needing charities; nonprofits receiving less
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- More unemployed and struggling families are lining up at food banks, soup kitchens and other helpful services in South Carolina as charities handle more need during the holidays.

Forum discusses gang woes

Physical therapy clinic owner indicted for insurance fraud
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The owner of a six-clinic chain of physical therapy centers has been indicted on charges of using false billings to defraud Medicare and health insurance companies of thousands of dollars.

DJJ escapee charged with robberies

Radio gets money from entertainment industry for new home
ANDERSON, S.C. -- James Kennedy, the man whose life inspired the movie "Radio," is getting a helping hand from the film industry to get a new house since a fire destroyed his home earlier this month.

More people needing charities; nonprofits receiving less

Army's top general visits Fort Jackson, urges 'warrior first' training

Leaders set growth-plan talks

News you can use

Electronic patient files may reduce care errors

Georgia to allow private projects
ATLANTA - The State Transportation Board on Thursday set in motion a new way of financing and building highway and transit projects that could attract bidders as early as next week.

Georgia to allow private projects

Rants and raves
I find it so sad that the liberal media finds Michael Jackson more important than the president of the United States being in London and staying in the queen's home for the first time since 1918. Wake up, people. Look what these people are doing to our society.

Official to stay in area
AIKEN - For the second time this week, Aiken County Superintendent Linda Eldridge was passed over for the top education administrator's post in a Florida school district.

Pedestrian killed by vehicle is identified by authorities

Arrested doctor files lawsuit against school
The former Medical College of Georgia doctor acquitted of trespassing and obstruction charges earlier this month has filed suit against his accusers.

Army's top general visits Fort Jackson, urges 'warrior first' training
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The experiences of Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch and her comrades in Iraq show that every U.S. soldier must train to be "a warrior first," no matter what they do, the Army's top general said Thursday.

Mill drops streetlight bill
Graniteville, Warrenville and Vaucluse residents will begin seeing charges for street lights on their electric bills next month.

Religious conference addresses need for global dialogue

Senators propose cracking down on illegal immigrants without punishing states
WASHINGTON -- State and local law enforcement officers would be empowered - though not required - to arrest suspected illegal immigrants under a measure proposed Thursday by Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions and Georgia Sen. Zell Miller.

Murder suspects escape from Clayton County jail
JONESBORO, Ga. -- Clayton County authorities are looking for two men charged with murder who escaped from the county jail.

Rants and Raves
A RAVE FOR the editorial on Abercrombie and Fitch. I saw that catalog and the pictures on the wall. I say, shut their doors. They want to corrupt the minds of good, clean teens. Young people, stay strong and boycott Abercrombie and Fitch.

Cave-ins too many to cure quickly
Teresa Smith says road cave-ins have become such a big problem in Augusta, her public works department can't respond to them quickly enough and now needs the help of a contractor.

News you can use
NOV. 20, 1992 A pedestrian believed to be a homeless man was killed Thursday night when he was struck by a car on Peach Orchard Road, then run over by at least three more cars.

Across the area
A gas station clerk on Laney-Walker Boulevard told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that a man pointed a gun at her while he stood at a service window and demanded money early Thursday, a police report states.

Columbia County seeks logo
Columbia County is suffering from an identity crisis, at least when it comes to thinking of a single image to represent the area.

Arson still unsolved as third victim dies
CEDARTOWN, Ga. -- A severely burned man was investigators' best hope for solving a September crime where three people were shot, bound and set on fire.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Sydney Olivia Twilley, 4, of Augusta.

Johnson High plans first integrated prom
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. -- Johnson County High School is planning to sponsor its first integrated prom.

Across Georgia
An early morning house fire killed a woman and her 4-year-old daughter Thursday. The woman apparently escaped the flames but went back inside to retrieve the girl and never made it back out.

Leaders set growth-plan talks
By the year 2020, the Augusta area could be home to a regional performing arts center, a comprehensive cancer research center and an interstate connecting it to Savannah and Greenville, S.C.

Leaders say bills will not increase
JACKSON - Town officials hope the high cost for a new well won't swamp its 3,200 water customers.

Courage is focus of president's talk
In his previous addresses, Daniel W. Rahn has outlined bold plans and goals for the Medical College of Georgia. This year, the president had a much simpler message for his faculty and staff: Hang on.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Traffic congestion and other transportation problems are pushing state legislators to consider raising the gasoline tax by as much as 10 cents a gallon.

Charlotte Trolley project nears completion
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Retired Bank of America chairman Hugh McColl Jr. admits to frustration at the starts and stops that have marred efforts to get the fledgling Charlotte Trolley on track.

Quitting is a battle, experts say

DNR warns of jellyfish sightings
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Anyone heading to South Carolina beaches should be on the lookout for a venomous jellyfish that began showing up about a week ago, the state Natural Resources Department said.

Expand colleges' space, report says
ATLANTA - Georgia's public colleges and universities would need to spend between $4 billion and $10 billion on new construction by 2020 to have enough space to educate the state's surging student population, education officials said Wednesday.

Across South Carolina
A 19-year-old Orangeburg man has been sentenced to life in prison after what the judge called the "Chicago gangland-style killing" of Cesar Rivera in April.

Reports will track progress of DFCS
ATLANTA - Georgia children in foster care were abused at rates far above what is considered the national standard in July, August and September.

Ga. prison honors slain guard 25 years after deadly riot

State board will map out water-management plan
ATLANTA - A new board created by Gov. Sonny Perdue on Wednesday launched an ambitious plan to frame a statewide comprehensive water-management plan in 45 days.

Courage is focus of president's talk

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - Entertainer Art Linkletter spoke to the Horry County Council to push his plans for a tourist-oriented planetarium project.

Dizzy but not drunk
WARRENVILLE - Fourth-graders at Jefferson Elementary School became more aware of the effects of alcohol Wednesday, seeing it through their own eyes.

Religious conference addresses need for global dialogue
ATLANTA -- Western politicians can no longer afford to ignore the complex role of religion in global affairs, international religious scholars and activists said Thursday.

Police hope barriers ease shopping traffic
AIKEN - Holiday shoppers turning off Whiskey Road into the Aiken Mall will see a new look this season, with a row of water-filled barrels creating a barrier to put the brakes on left turns from the mall and adjacent Publix shopping center onto East Gate Drive.

One man killed, another arrested in shooting
GREER, S.C. -- A Mauldin man was shot and killed after a fight at a Greer apartment Tuesday morning, police said.

Experts lay out plan to aid post
In Augusta's campaign to keep Fort Gordon, two strategists laid out a battle plan Wednesday.

Art Linkletter discusses planetarium with county council
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Entertainer Art Linkletter spoke to the Horry County Council to push his plans for a tourist-oriented planetarium project.

Lawsuit challenges Sanford in Reserves
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The South Carolina Supreme Court will consider next month whether Gov. Mark Sanford is ineligible to serve because he is an Air Force Reserves officer.

Richland County to fund airport upgrade
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Richland County Council has approved $2.8 million of $4.5 million needed for upgrades at the Columbia-Owens Downtown Airport.

Electronic patient files may reduce care errors
Randy Cooper looks forward to the day he'll see his patients from home. The University Hospital surgeon isn't planning to open a home office; he'll be looking up their charts and X-rays through a computer.

Bill hopes to address increasing gang problem in S.C
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Gangs have become a bigger problem in South Carolina in recent years and at least one lawmaker hopes new legislation can become a deterrent by keeping those convicted of gang-related crimes in prison longer.

Pedestrian killed by vehicle is identified by authorities
A pedestrian trying to cross a south Augusta road died Wednesday night after he was struck by a motorist, officials said.

Dizzy but not drunk

Rants and raves
I find it so sad that the liberal media finds Michael Jackson more important than the president of the United States being in London and staying in the queen's home for the first time since 1918. Wake up, people. Look what these people are doing to our society.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Antionette Savoy, 2, of Hephzibah.

Kidnapping suspect in custody
An Augusta man who police said beat and kidnapped a woman, forcing her to ride in the trunk of a car, turned himself in Wednesday, officials said.

Pupils told it's all right to say 'no'
People who smoke are ...

Sibling duo takes act to Apollo
Robert Freeman Jr. and his wife, Felicia, figured it out early when they realized their two children had that special something - but their talents would require support.

Famous Athens bar to close at year's end

SRS work force to shrink by '06
AIKEN - The work force at Savannah River Site will be reduced between 2004 and 2006, but the company that runs the federal nuclear reservation won't release details on potential layoffs until December.

Bill hopes to address increasing gang problem in S.C

Radio gets money from entertainment industry for new home

Dozens of cadets pack care packages for U.S. troops
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- In an operation conducted with military precision, dozens of gray-clad Citadel cadets stood at two long tables Wednesday filling holiday care packages for U.S. troops with everything from pens and hard candy to CDs of Christmas music.

Company hiring workers for Rock Hill video gambling operation
ROCK HILL, S.C. -- A company hired by the Catawba Indian Nation to assist with economic development has mailed a letter seeking employees for a video gambling operation slated to open next month.

Senators propose cracking down on illegal immigrants without punishing states

Accountants, lawyers for collapsed company neglected duties
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Carolina Investors accountants misled investors with inaccurate information, while lawyers for the collapsed company breached their financial duties, a bankruptcy examiner says.

Across Georgia

Georgia Power clean energy iniative draws opposition

Medal recipient shares lessons

Accountants, lawyers for collapsed company neglected duties

News you can use
NOV. 21, 1982 At least two persons were killed Saturday night when an airplane crashed and burned about a mile from Aiken County Municipal Airport.

Sibling duo takes act to Apollo

SRS pit facility's project funds cut

SRS pit facility's project funds cut
AIKEN - A proposed nuclear weapons factory got less than half the money that was hoped for next year in an appropriations bill approved Wednesday by the U.S. Senate, but that won't delay selection of one of five federal nuclear reservations that are candidates for the facility, including the Savannah River Site.

Columbia County seeks logo

Kid of the day

One man killed, another arrested in shooting

Official to stay in area

Across Georgia

Arson still unsolved as third victim dies

SRS work force to shrink by '06

Pupils told it's all right to say 'no'

Across the area

Athens landmark to close

Judges object to court site
Augusta's superior court judges said Wednesday that the decision to place a $74 million judicial center on a piece of contaminated property crisscrossed by railroad tracks was a bad one, and they want Augusta commissioners to reconsider.

Rival coaches get opposite treatment
Behold, the essence of football in the state of South Carolina.

Is this the start of something big?
Tiger Woods seeks a partner. Since his girlfriend Elin Nordegrin doesn't play golf, enter Charles Howell.

Arrival of autumn leads to hasty, last-minute feast
Autumn has officially arrived. You can tell, not by the football games but by the football weather. Finally.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater location through Tuesday.

11 films eligible to compete for animated feature Oscar
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The blockbuster "Finding Nemo" and 10 other films are eligible to compete for an Oscar in the animated feature film category.

At the Movies: 'Gothika'
An hour of broody atmosphere and half an hour of silly revelation pretty much sum up Halle Berry's supernatural thriller "Gothika."

At the Movies: Cat in the Hat

Mini reviews

At the Movies: Cat in the Hat
"Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat" - A shrill and witless adaptation of the beloved picture book about a feisty feline that teaches two shut-in siblings how to have fun.

At the Movies: 'Gothika'

National exposure helps area players
The dream of becoming the next Mia Hamm begins with programs such as the Augusta Arsenal Viper U-12, one of the Southeast's top teams in its age group.

Prosecutor: law won't allow Jackson to pay off accuser
LOS ANGELES -- The prosecutor in the Michael Jackson case praised a law that can halt civil lawsuits during related criminal cases, saying it would prevent a scenario where the singer's accuser accepted a settlement and then refused to testify in the criminal trial.

Record producer Phil Spector charged with murder

Record producer Phil Spector charged with murder
ALHAMBRA, Calif. -- Record producer Phil Spector was charged Thursday with murder in the shooting death of a woman at his home last February.

John Lennon handwritten lyrics sell big at New York auction

Can Jackson's floundering career withstand this latest blow?

Michael Jackson is wanted on charges of child molestation

John Lennon handwritten lyrics sell big at New York auction
NEW YORK -- John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to "Nowhere Man" sold for $455,000 at an entertainment memorabilia sale at Christie's auction house.

Prosecutor: law won't allow Jackson to pay off accuser

Jackson returns to California to face abuse allegations

Jackson returns to California to face abuse allegations
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- A handcuffed Michael Jackson walked into the Santa Barbara jail on Thursday to face child molestation charges that could destroy the pop superstar's career and send him to prison for years.

Harry Connick will barely be home for the holidays

Harry Connick will barely be home for the holidays
NEW YORK -- Harry Connick Jr. will be home for Christmas - barely.

Grammy-winning composer Michael Kamen dies at 55 in London
LOS ANGELES -- Michael Kamen, the Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated composer who fused hard-rock riffs with classical styling in albums for Pink Floyd and provided music for the "Lethal Weapon" and "Die Hard" movies," has died at age 55.

Can Jackson's floundering career withstand this latest blow?
NEW YORK -- In the 10 years since Michael Jackson first stood accused of child molestation, the superstar has managed to eke out two platinum albums, a handful of hits and some highly rated television specials.

Michael Jackson is wanted on charges of child molestation
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Authorities issued a warrant for Michael Jackson's arrest on charges of molesting a child and asked the pop superstar Wednesday to turn himself in and surrender his passport.

Grammy-winning composer Michael Kamen dies at 55 in London

Q&A with Jack Roush

NASCAR notebook

2003 Rookie class doesn't live up to its billing
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- By recent standards, Jamie McMurray doesn't have much to brag about.

Foyt, Rutherford first into Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame.
Indianapolis 500 winners A.J. Foyt and Johnny Rutherford will be the first inductees into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame.

Season of change: New boss, new rules, new sponsor

NASCAR notebook
ATLANTA - Bobby Labonte said winning a Winston Cup Series championship was difficult. Defending it was even harder.

Foyt, Rutherford first into Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame.

Season of change: New boss, new rules, new sponsor
ATLANTA - The way the NASCAR Winston Cup Series does business started making significant changes long before the first lap of the season-opening Daytona 500.

Q&A with Jack Roush
ATLANTA - After finishing second four times in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series standings with Mark Martin, car owner Jack Roush was resigned to the idea he would never win the title. That's why he finds it difficult to celebrate Matt Kenseth's championship. He talked about the just-completed season and his plans for the future.

2003 Rookie class doesn't live up to its billing

World Trade Center memorial finalist designs unveiled
NEW YORK -- The eight designs unveiled Wednesday as finalists for a World Trade Center memorial remember the dead with quiet gardens, reflecting pools, inscribed names and lights for lost lives.

World Trade Center memorial finalist designs unveiled

Paine's errors prove costly
After Belmont Abbey's 69-63 win over Paine College on Wednesday night, Dip Metress had a disturbing thought. He's now 6-0 against the Lions.

Union involved in Raiders' drug case

Pro football picks

Panthers defense defending low rankings

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Overtime

Queens of the Crop

In the game spotlight

Overtime

Raymond, Navratilova lead U.S. to Fed Cup finals

National exposure helps area players

Queens of the Crop
When their season began in August, the Augusta Arsenal Viper girls U-12 team set two main goals.

Overtime
In Spokane, Wash., Ken Brett, brother of Hall of Famer George Brett and the youngest World Series pitcher in history, is dead after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 55

Raymond, Navratilova lead U.S. to Fed Cup finals
MOSCOW -- Lisa Raymond easily beat Kim Clijsters' younger sister, and Martina Navratilova improved to 38-0 in Fed Cup play with a doubles victory Thursday in the United States' 4-1 semifinal defeat of Belgium.

Overtime
Keyshawn Johnson has found another way to spend this Sunday afternoon.

In the game spotlight
This week's in the game spolight features Amos Whigham, Jr., 21, of Augusta.

Panthers defense defending low rankings
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers take pride in their defense, which gained recognition last year when it ranked No. 2 in the NFL.

Vick misses practice, probably won't face Titans
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Falcons quarterback Michael Vick missed practice Thursday and indicated he won't play against the Titans this weekend.

Union involved in Raiders' drug case
NEW YORK -- The NFL Players' Association is expected to challenge the league's right to retest drug samples for evidence of the previously undetectable steroid, THG.

Fantasy Football: Owners must compensate for Johnson's job status
Deactivated? Or Fired? Whatever you want to call it, Keyshawn Johnson is no longer with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He's also no longer on anyone's fantasy football team.

Pro football picks
Did anyone think the Carolina Panthers would have the NFC's best record after 10 games? Or that Jake Delhomme would be pulling off last-minute comebacks a la John Elway?

Walkthrough injury holds QB out of practice
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Michael Vick had a setback Wednesday in his attempt to return to the lineup this weekend.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country helped launch TV stations

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country helped launch TV stations
Today it is common to see country and gospel music artists on television, but that was not the case 50 years ago, because there were no TV stations in Augusta.

Rival coaches get opposite treatment

Is this the start of something big?

Some fine films state their case

Protest dies down over lingerie show

CBS postpones its plans to air Michael Jackson special next week
NEW YORK -- CBS pulled a Michael Jackson music special planned for next week, saying it would be "inappropriate" to air given the new charges that the star molested a child.

Johnson aides call JFK conspiracy documentary a smear

ABC's bachelor makes his choice - it's Estella

Robert Guillaume takes a practical approach to life
LOS ANGELES -- Robert Guillaume never considered hiding the lingering effects of his 1999 stroke - or hiding out - from an industry unforgiving of physical imperfection.

ABC's bachelor makes his choice - it's Estella
NEW YORK -- Estella got the rose and a ring - but not a proposal.

Robert Guillaume takes a practical approach to life

Paris Hilton pulls out of David Letterman interview
NEW YORK -- Socialite Paris Hilton, star of an upcoming Fox reality series and an inadvertent Internet icon, is pulling out of her announced interview on David Letterman's "Late Show."

Protest dies down over lingerie show
NEW YORK - The protests - if not the outfits - were muted for the third annual broadcast of the Victoria's Secret fashion show.

Paris Hilton pulls out of David Letterman interview

Johnson aides call JFK conspiracy documentary a smear
LOS ANGELES -- A television documentary claiming Lyndon B. Johnson helped plot the Kennedy assassination was condemned as an absurd smear by Johnson's family and former staff members.

The 'greatest Grateful Dead show of all' hits DVD

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Source: Authorities investigating Limbaugh for money laundering

Watson's final season marred by injuries
ATHENS, Ga. -- Last year, amid the euphoria from Georgia's first Southeastern Conference title in 20 years, tight end Ben Watson decided to enter the NFL draft.

Watson's final season marred by injuries

Red zone successes give fuel to Dogs

Felton era begins against Western Carolina
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia forward Jonas Hayes was questionable in the days leading up to Friday night's opener against Western Carolina, but it had nothing to do with running afoul of new coach Dennis Felton.

Georgia's Veal adds flavor

Georgia's Veal adds flavor
ATHENS, Ga. - Whether it's bursting into a giant cackle at the start of practice, belting out his rendition of a soulful song in the locker room or wearing a tie printed with a loveable honey-loving bear, Georgia senior Ken Veal is a nose tackle with a nose for enjoying the lighter side of life.

Felton era begins against Western Carolina

Red zone successes give fuel to Dogs
ATHENS, Ga. - Ask Mark Richt about Georgia's red zone play this season, and the coach is liable to cringe a little or gush a lot.

Some fine films state their case
I have this thing for maps. I can stare for hours at the vague squiggles, carefully placed dots and blotches of blue representing places I've been, places I've never seen and the quickest route between the two.

USC matchup may hold key for Bowden

USC matchup may hold key for Bowden
How Clemson fares against South Carolina on Saturday will play an important role in determining whether Tommy Bowden remains as the football coach, school president James Barker said Thursday.

Williamson's struggles continue
The season could not have begun on a more encouraging note for Troy Williamson.

Williamson's struggles continue

School discusses tolerance after female students kiss

Man chokes to death on bag of marijuana

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends