Artist pulls people into surreal world

Artistic Central Park benches to go on auction

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.

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.

Show features handmade holiday decorations, gifts

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

Museum to display an alleged newly discovered van Gogh

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.

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.

Shirley Hazzard wins National Book award for fiction

'Annie' again? Leapin' lizards!

Artistic Central Park benches to go on auction
NEW YORK -- One is painted pink and equipped with two beehive-style hair dryers. Another is covered with black-and-white photos and fake rabbit fur, and yet another is covered with a small fortune in subway tokens.

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

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
BUTTE, Mont. -- The wary, dreadlocked mutt that survived more than 17 years alone in a toxic pit and served as unofficial mascot of the Berkeley Pit miners has died.

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.

Company will head south

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.

Business briefs

Business briefs

Georgia adding mostly low-wage jobs

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.

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

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

Motor Trend names Toyota Prius best car for 2004

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

Investors given chance to fund new Ethan Hawke movie

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.

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.

Company admits inflated earnings
WASHINGTON - Mortgage-market giant Freddie Mac disclosed Friday that it had inflated its earnings for 2001 in financial reports by nearly $1 billion, the first time in its months-long accounting crisis that it acknowledged overstating profits.

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."

Business briefs
Golf car maker E-Z-Go said Friday that its ninth annual Boys & Girls Club Golf Classic raised $23,000 for the Augusta Boys & Girls Clubs. Fifty-two teams competed in this year's tournament at Aiken's Woodside Plantation Country Club.

Growth is becoming balanced
ATLANTA - Economic growth in the Southeast is becoming more broad-based and sustainable, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta said Friday.

Foes of Bush overtime rules abandon effort to kill regulations
WASHINGTON -- Foes of the Bush administration's proposed rules changing which workers would qualify for overtime pay abandoned their fight on Friday in the face of unrelenting pressure from the White House and the House.

Foes of Bush overtime rules abandon effort to kill regulations

Company will head south
Blanchard and Calhoun will open a real estate office in south Augusta for the first time in its 85 years of business to tap the area's burgeoning housing market.

Rivals create deals to steal customers

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.

A shrinking Comdex convention tries to redefine itself

Growth is becoming balanced

Clemson, Bowden heading to Columbia on upswing
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A section in this week's Clemson football notes lists several areas of improvement this season, from yards per game to tackles per loss to kickoff returns.

Purnell, Tigers win
CLEMSON, S.C. - Chris Hobbs scored 17 points and Clemson kicked off the Oliver Purnell era with a runaway victory, 86-55, over Gardner-Webb on Friday night.

Purnell, Tigers win

Clemson, South Carolina bring rivalry to women's game

Tigers prevail in overtime
CLEMSON, S.C. - Julie Aderhold saw something good as soon as Clemson teammate Julie Talley put up the long 3-pointer that turned the tide for the Tigers.

Clemson, Bowden heading to Columbia on upswing

Tigers prevail in overtime

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.

Natives remind that Tennessee-Vandy still a rivalry

Valdosta State again braces for Carson-Newman's option attack
Somewhere between 50 and 60 times Saturday, Valdosta State's Black Swarm defense will be faced with three decisions.

Jaguars in good shape despite turnover woes

Forget frills, Iron Bowl features old-fashioned styles

Forget frills, Iron Bowl features old-fashioned styles
AUBURN, Ala. -- If you want dozens of downfield passes, light-it-up offenses with all the frills, skip Saturday night's Alabama-Auburn game.

College football gameday
Clemson (7-4, 5-3 ACC) at South Carolina (5-6, 2-6 SEC) WHERE: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia

Valdosta State again braces for Carson-Newman's option attack

Jaguars in good shape despite turnover woes
Jaguars in good shape

College football gameday

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.

Jaguars in good shape despite turnover woes

40 years and 7 seconds

Not by bread alone

Medicare disaster

40 years and 7 seconds
It's still maddening. It still churns the stomach. Scientists and hard-bitten investigators still break down when going back over it.

A travel advisory

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.

Not by bread alone
Consult your physician before reading this editorial. It could be dangerous to your health. It's about diet and carbohydrates, in particular, bread and meat.

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.

Judge orders trial over Diaz pictures
A photographer accused of using topless photos of Cameron Diaz in an attempt to extort $3.3 million from the actress must stand trial, a judge ruled.<

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

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.

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."

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Terrorism causes market jitters

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

Mortgage rates declined this week

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.

Stocks rise modestly despite terrorism fears

Economic reports limit markets losses

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.

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.

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.

Terrorism causes market jitters
NEW YORK -- A wave of bombings in Turkey over the past week revived fears of terrorism on Wall Street, but the attacks didn't send stock prices plunging - while the market closed the week with a loss, it drew strength from the steadily improving U.S. economy.

Stocks rise modestly despite terrorism fears
Wall Street ended a difficult week with a modest advance Friday after strong earnings from retailers Dillard's and Nordstrom helped bolster investor expectations of a rebounding economy. But trading was muted by concerns about terrorism, and stocks suffered their second straight weekly loss.

Work patterns explain most of pay gap between men, women

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

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.

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.

Gardener makes fall his green(s) season

It's a cold fact: Winter IS coming

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.

Georgia Southern trounces North Georgia
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Elton Nesbitt scored 18 points in 25 minutes and 12 of 14 players cracked the scoring column in Georgia Southern's season-opening 94-55 rout of North Georgia Friday 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.

Jackets, Cavaliers look to build postseason stock
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- It was only a month ago that Virginia went into a game against Florida State thinking about taking a big step and unseating the Seminoles as Atlantic Coast Conference champions.

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.

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

Georgia Southern trounces North Georgia

Boisterous Daniels finds quiet time through meditation

Georgia Tech routs Hofstra

Jackets, Cavaliers look to build postseason stock

Georgia Tech routs, advances to semis

Diaz breaks through while Sorenstam struggles to see the light

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.

Diaz breaks through while Sorenstam struggles to see the light

Non-winners share lead
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Meg Mallon and Laura Davies each turned 40 this year. They wish that was all they had in common.

Commish: Lighter schedule helps, diversity key

Golf event moves to avoid Masters
Two years ago, the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship golf tournament couldn't wait to move its date and bask in the afterglow of the Masters Tournament.

A strong rally by the International team

U.S. finishes the job to take big lead
GEORGE, South Africa -- The Americans were good from start to finish Friday, winning seven of 10 matches to build a 9 1/2 -6 1/2 lead in the Presidents Cup.

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.

Commish: Lighter schedule helps, diversity key
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Less is more on the LPGA Tour, which will take January off in 2004 and will stage four or five fewer events than it did at the start of the decade.

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.

Garcia leads after two rounds at Dunlop Phoenix

U.S. finishes the job to take big lead

Thorpe two strokes behind Oppenheim
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Two-time Champions Tour winner Jim Thorpe shot a 5-under-par 67 Thursday and was two strokes off the lead after the first round of the Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational

Garcia leads after two rounds at Dunlop Phoenix
MIYAZAKI, Japan -- Spain's Sergio Garcia shot a 6-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead after two rounds at the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament.

Diaz breaks through while Sorenstam struggles to see the light
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.

Thorpe two strokes behind Oppenheim

Records can't save Jackets

Player of the week

Thomson gets wish

Swainsboro romps Westside

Playoff schedule

Screven County hangs on for win

Hawks' fast start finishes Islanders

Wolfpack's early lead vanishes vs. Raiders

Bulldogs forced to bounce back

Young Hawks learning, winning this season

Key matchups

Red Devils are right at home

On the air

Prep football scores

Jackets still on defensive

Inspired Hawks roll early

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

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

Hawks' fast start finishes Islanders
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - St. John's won the coin toss Friday night and elected to kick off in its playoff game against Blackville-Hilda.

Prep football scores
here are scores from Friday's prep football games.

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.

Records can't save Jackets
COLUMBIA - The game was characterized by incredible numbers both individual and collective.

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.<

Screven County hangs on for win
SYLVANIA, Ga. - It was bad enough that James Howard missed practice time the past two weeks with the flu. Then Tuesday, his uncle, Freddy, suffered a fatal heart attack.

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

Thomson gets wish
THOMSON - With a rematch of last year's Class AAAA state championship game against Thomas County Central looming in round two of the playoffs, Thomson ran the risk of overlooking the Griffin Bears.

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

Red Devils are right at home
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Prior to the opening Class A playoff game between Lincoln County and Temple, some Temple fans mistook a sign that read, "Have Faith, Temple," as a good omen for their team.

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.

Wolfpack's early lead vanishes vs. Raiders
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Earlier this week, Shaw High School coach Charles Flowers wondered how well his team would be able to defend Greenbrier's complex and unconventional passing game.

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

Swainsboro romps Westside
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - You want the personification of loneliness? Of despair? Of solitude?

Inspired Hawks roll early
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Washington County coach Rick Tomberlin read the letter to his players moments before they took the field to begin their quest for another state championship.

Wardlaw wins second crown
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The bruised and broken body parts kept piling up this season for Wardlaw Academy.

Thrashers recall MacKenzie from AHL

Thrashers get third straight victory
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Shawn McEachern had two goals, and Ilya Kovalchuk scored his NHL-leading 15th to lead the Atlanta Thrashers to their third straight victory, 6-3 over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.

Thrashers recall MacKenzie from AHL
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers recalled forward Derek MacKenzie from Chicago of the American Hockey League on Friday.

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.

More than a dozen agencies battle Beech Island blaze
BEECH ISLAND - Aiken County authorities are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed a building of a Beech Island company early Saturday morning.

Authorities break up cockfighting in Aiken County
AIKEN - Authorities charged 120 people and shut down an organized cockfighting arena in northern Aiken County Saturday, officials said.

Fort Gordon receives grant for training center
With the signature of President Bush on Saturday, Fort Gordon was granted $4.3 million for a new training center that officials say is important for the base's missions - and its future.

Parents responsible for child's education
A whole lot is being said about the education industry these days. Here is something that I saw in the American Legion magazine a few months ago. Its authorship is attributed to (the late comedian) Milton Berle. He may have meant it to be humorous, and it would be except that it seems to be so true: William H. Schisler, Waynesboro, Ga.

Commission's job is to govern, not manage

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

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

Miller turns his back on middle class
I would never say anything against Democratic Sen. and former Georgia Gov. Zell Miller, but now that he is standing behind President George W. Bush and the Republican Party and making remarks against liberals - and possibly traditional Democrats - someone needs to respond.Robert Periano, Augusta

Parents responsible for child's education

Formation of unions still necessary
Recent economic statistics forecast a turnaround in our national economy; a recovery cannot get airborne due to one factor - lack of jobs.Dale A. Law, 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.

Researchers find evidence meteorite caused extinction 250 million years ago

And the answer is ...

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.

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

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.

Saal, Lynx blank Wildcatters
BEAUMONT, Texas - Augusta goaltender Jason Saal stopped 31 shots for his second shutout in three games, and the Lynx got goals from three different players in a 3-0 win over Texas on Friday night.

Saal, Lynx blank Wildcatters

Lynx hope trip will bring wins

Leaders set growth-plan talks

Food bank expansion adds donation storage
The idea is to have no crumb turned away and to end hunger in the Augusta area by 2010.

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.

Ex-boyfriend charged in property damage
NORTH AUGUSTA - North Augusta authorities arrested a Johnston man who they said ran away from police officers after he followed his ex-girlfriend to the city and damaged some of her property.

Nation's loss 40 years ago lives in residents' memories
On the morning of Nov. 22, 1963, The Augusta Chronicle's front-page headlines announced the expulsion of Soviet diplomats from the Congo and the downing of an Iranian airplane by Soviet jets.

Official says ANIC bonding company deal is 'unusual'
The Georgia insurance commissioner's office could take legal action against Global Bonding as soon as next week.

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.

Jobless rate fails to rebound

Yarbrough: Senate nonsense drives Miller to the edge
"I declare this session of the U.S. Senate open for business. We will dispense with the morning prayer because the ACLU has told us that praying in a government building is clearly a violation of church and state. The chair recognizes the gentleman from Georgia, Zell Miller."

Official says ANIC bonding company deal is 'unusual'

Blaze spreads, damages two Brunswick homes
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A towering wall of roaring flames has destroyed one century-old house, severely damaged another and scorched a third in the heart of Brunswick's downtown historic district.

Blaze spreads, damages two Brunswick homes

News you can use
NOV. 22, 1972 A $21 million Rich's "regional shopping complex" is being planned for the intersection of Wrightsboro Road and Bobby Jones Expressway, The Chronicle has learned.

Across the area

Kid of the day

Jobless rate fails to rebound
AIKEN - South Carolina's unemployment rate for October shot up unexpectedly by nearly a full percentage point, the highest increase the state has recorded in 2003, according to federal jobless numbers released Friday, while Georgia's dropped by a small margin.

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.

Two unrelated fires destroy houses
AIKEN - Fire chased two sisters and their three children out of their Couchton community rental home Friday, devastating the one-story dwelling. An earlier blaze destroyed a vacant house in Aiken.

Radio gets money from entertainment industry for new home

Across Georgia
GRIFFIN -A small plane hit a building as it attempted to take off Friday afternoon. One person aboard the twin-engine plane was confirmed dead, but there appeared to be no injuries on the ground.

DJJ escapee charged with robberies

Across South Carolina
The U.S. Attorney's Office has indicted 19 people from Anderson's home financing industry on charges that they profited from inflated home appraisals

Across the area
Robber strikes Augustan, 79 Richmond County sheriff's investigators are investigating a robbery in which a 79-year-old man said he was hit in the head.

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.

Man to give help in murder case
A young man accused of hindering the apprehension of four teenagers facing murder and kidnapping charges pleaded guilty Friday.

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.

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.

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.

Electronic patient files may reduce care errors

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.

News you can use

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Robert White III, 5, of Appling.

Agency targets transit routes
Carolyn Beard has witnessed firsthand the lack of transportation options outside downtown Augusta for those making the transition from welfare to work.

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

Rants and raves
AUGUSTA, GA., IS the birthplace of the Southern Baptist Convention. There are literally hundreds of Baptist and other Protestant churches in the CSRA. The large majority of your readers are Protestant. So why do we have a rabbi and a Catholic priest giving advice on Saturdays in the Religion section?

Bill Gates in town? Rumor keeps flying
If Microsoft mogul Bill Gates were house hunting in Augusta, he'd have his pick of top-dollar digs.

Arrest warrants pile up
AIKEN - Stacked nearly to the ceiling in a records room of the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, 13,469 arrest warrants sit unserved in their files, some more than 10 years old.

County sees rise in school drug cases

Authorities break up cockfighting in Aiken County

Man to give help in murder case

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.

Yarbrough: Senate nonsense drives Miller to the edge

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.

Nation's loss 40 years ago lives in residents' memories

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

Pupils get lesson in patriotism

6 plead guilty in separate sexual assault cases

Mine will be restored into a park

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.

6 plead guilty in separate sexual assault cases
Six people pleaded guilty in sexual assault cases Friday, and a seventh pleaded guilty to public indecency in Richmond County Superior Court.

More than a dozen agencies battle Beech Island blaze

County sees rise in school drug cases
Marijuana cases in Richmond County schools have nearly doubled from last year because of police presence and unannounced searches by sheriff's office K-9 units, school officials said.

Company hiring workers for Rock Hill video gambling operation

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.

Senators propose cracking down on illegal immigrants without punishing states

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.

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

Fort Gordon receives grant for training center

Medal recipient shares lessons

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.

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.

Across South Carolina

Mine will be restored into a park
RIDGEWAY, S.C. - Throughout its 11 years of operation, the sprawling Kennecott-Ridgeway mine off U.S. Highway 21 produced 1.5 million ounces of pure gold and 28 tons of silver.

Arrest warrants pile up

Pedestrian killed by vehicle is identified by authorities

Agency targets transit routes

Across Georgia

Forum discusses gang woes

Religious conference addresses need for global dialogue

Accountants, lawyers for collapsed company neglected duties

Across South Carolina

Georgia to allow private projects

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.

Arson still unsolved as third victim dies

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.

Official to stay in area

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.

Kid of the day

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.

More people needing charities; nonprofits receiving less

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

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.

Pupils told it's all right to say 'no'
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Georgia Power clean energy iniative draws opposition

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.

Mill drops streetlight bill

Pupils get lesson in patriotism
Columbia County pupils sang, twirled and dramatized their patriotic feelings during the county's first annual Proud To Be An American program, "Americana."

Ga. prison honors slain guard 25 years after deadly riot

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

Courage is focus of president's talk

All bets are off, unless you're on the course
COLUMBIA, S.C. - As has become painfully aware over the last three months, nobody has a clue about this college football season.

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

Mini reviews

At the Movies: Cat in the Hat

At the Movies: 'Gothika'

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater location through Tuesday.

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
"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.

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.

Harry Connick will barely be home for the holidays

Jackson returns to California to face abuse allegations

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.

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

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

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.

Jarrett gets new crew chief

Jarrett gets new crew chief
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Mike Ford is Dale Jarrett's new crew chief, the first of a number of changes expected at Robert Yates Racing before the start of the 2004 season.

Witnesses recount aftermath of Kennedy assassination

Assassination still stirs memories, debate 40 years later
DALLAS -- Moments before President John F. Kennedy's limousine reached the Texas School Book Depository on that November afternoon four decades ago, Nellie Connally turned to Kennedy and remarked, "No one can say Dallas doesn't love and respect you, Mr. President."

Ted Kennedy remembers his slain brothers in interview
BOSTON -- U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy remembered his slain brothers Sunday, saying he felt loss, but also inspiration, when thinking of them.

Witnesses recount aftermath of Kennedy assassination
DALLAS -- President John F. Kennedy's assassination still kindles vivid memories - especially for those with an inside view:

Assassination still stirs memories, debate 40 years later

Two museums give different accounts of JFK assassination
DALLAS -- The man behind the counter popped in a video in the Conspiracy Museum's darkened back room and pulled a chair in front of the TV.

Two museums give different accounts of JFK assassination

Significance of JFK assassination changes through generations
DALLAS -- For Janis Gregory, it's the whispers, the muted weeping and the soft shuffle of feet she remembers hearing in the Capitol rotunda as she waited 12 hours to see her president's coffin.

Significance of JFK assassination changes through generations

Spurs topple Hawks

Spurs topple Hawks
SAN ANTONIO -- Stephen Jackson got a firsthand lesson in how bad NBA teams don't always get the calls.

Jaguars in good shape despite turnover woes
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

Pro football picks

Falcons receiver breaks right thumb

Panthers defense defending low rankings

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

Ohno withdraws from World Cup due to death threats

Overtime

U.S. qualifies two female lifters for Olympics

Overtime

U.S. qualifies two female lifters for Olympics
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The United States clinched two spots for female weightlifters at the 2004 Olympics by virtue of the team's showing at the world championships.

U.S. faces France in Fed Cup final
MOSCOW -- If the Fed Cup final is 2-2 heading into the doubles match this weekend, U.S. captain Billie Jean King will feel pretty good about her team's chances against France.

Ohno withdraws from World Cup due to death threats
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The U.S. short-track speedskating team pulled out of next week's World Cup event in South Korea on Friday after team member Apolo Anton Ohno received death threats via e-mail.

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

Clijsters to boycott Olympics if she cannot play in outfit of her choice
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Former No. 1 Kim Clijsters threatened to boycott the Athens Olympics if she is not allowed to wear apparel from her sponsor.

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
Atlanta Braves free agent outfielder Gary Sheffieldmight be poised to sign with the New York Yankees, according to his uncle, former Yankees pitcher Dwight Gooden.

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.

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.

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?

Falcons receiver breaks right thumb
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Receiver Brian Finneran will wear a splint on his broken right thumb Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons host Tennessee.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country helped launch TV stations

Groups will feed bodies and spirits
Greg Barcklow wants to get the word out: Call by Tuesday or his turkey dinners-to-go will be gone.

Faith and fellowship calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar is a roundup of church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send items by e-mail to vanorton@augustachronicle.com; send a fax to 722-7403; or mail to Faith and Fellowship, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Waynesboro pilot flies Bibles to Russia
Betty S. Bailey-Dant Trenter of Waynesboro, Ga., spent July 4 with a daughter in New Mexico before flying her first mission into Russia to deliver children's Bibles.

Faith digest
Music from Bach to Stephen Foster will take advantage of the more than 3,000 pipes on the Schantz organ at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church during a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church, 2261 Walton Way.

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.

All bets are off, unless you're on the course

Rival coaches get opposite treatment

Some fine films state their case

Rankings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of Nov. 10-16. Each ratings point represents 1,084,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

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.

Doris Roberts takes a break from 'Raymond' to star in a TV drama
NEW YORK -- Doris Roberts is so good on "Everybody Loves Raymond," and the sitcom is so good at mining laughs from the quarrelsome Barones (whose queen bee, of course, is played by Roberts) that viewers might forget she can play anyone else.

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."

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

Protest dies down over lingerie show

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

Doris Roberts takes a break from 'Raymond' to star in a TV drama

Robert Guillaume takes a practical approach to life

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.

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.

Paris Hilton pulls out of David Letterman interview

Applause calendar

The 'greatest Grateful Dead show of all' hits DVD

Club calendar

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People in the news

Top 20 Concert Tours

Concert calendar

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Gibbs suspended for nine games for rules violation
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia freshman guard Corey Gibbs was suspended for nine games Friday for making more than $500 from selling textbooks and school supplies, a violation of NCAA rules.

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.

Gibbs suspended for nine games for rules violation

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 wins 1st game with Felton as coach
ATHENS, Ga. - Damien Wilkins scored 16 points, and Georgia held off Western Carolina 78-67 Friday night in the first game for coach Dennis Felton.

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.

Georgia tops Georgia St. in women's basketball

Georgia's Veal adds flavor

Georgia braces for another meeting with Lorenzen

Georgia tops Georgia St. in women's basketball
ATHENS, Ga. -- Kara Braxton and Christi Thomas made the most of their limited time together.

Georgia braces for another meeting with Lorenzen
ATHENS, Ga. -- Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen is listed at 260 pounds but probably is heavier. And with a helmet that appears too small and his shirttail often flapping in the breeze, he's not taken all that seriously at times.

Watson's final season marred by injuries

Georgia wins 1st game with Felton as coach

Felton era begins against Western Carolina

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.

Gamecocks sink Midshipmen

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.

Gamecocks sink Midshipmen
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina forced a school-record 30 turnovers as the Gamecocks beat Navy 73-40 Friday night.

USC matchup may hold key for Bowden

Embattled coaches jump on one another's bandwagon for finale

Embattled coaches jump on one another's bandwagon for finale
COLUMBIA - They have privately accused each other of cheating. They have publicly bickered over close calls and questionable hits.

School discusses tolerance after female students kiss

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Man chokes to death on bag of marijuana

Faith and fellowship calendar

Waynesboro pilot flies Bibles to Russia

Groups will feed bodies and spirits