Munch's 'Scream' joins huge cache of stolen art, perhaps lost forever
PARIS -- Edvard Munch's stolen "The Scream," spirited away by bandits who stormed a Norwegian museum, joins more than 150,000 works of art that specialists say may never be found.

Spotlight: Brenda Durant
NAME: Brenda Durant OCCUPATION: Executive director, Greater Augusta Arts Council HOMETOWN: Great Neck, N.Y.; moved here in 1972.

Artists in concert to raise money for school
For Ellis Johnson, an organizer of the Music for a Summer's Evening ... From the Classics to Gershwin, Ellington and Broadway benefit concert on Saturday featuring Jessye Norman, the most important audience members won't be the people who have bought the tickets, but the 40 patrons getting in for free.

Artists in concert to raise money for school

Munch's 'Scream' joins huge cache of stolen art, perhaps lost forever

Spotlight: Brenda Durant

Fine arts calendar

Stage III brings Simon's comedy to Jewish Community Center stage

Fine arts calendar
Here's a list of gallery showings and events in the Aiken-Augusta area.

Symphony, theater group will celebrate anniversaries
Anniversaries are funny things. After all, what makes 50 or 60 years more significant than 49 or 59? The difference, in truth, is purely numerological.

Stage III brings Simon's comedy to Jewish Community Center stage
What do you get when a neat freak tries to share an apartment with a slob?

Symphony, theater group will celebrate anniversaries

Astros blast Phillies
HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros sure wish they'd play this way against everyone else.

Chicago scores 8th victory over Milwaukee

Detroit squeeze out win over Chicago
DETROIT -- Marcus Thames drove in three runs, and Nate Robertson pitched eight strong innings in the Detroit Tigers' 5-4 victory over the slumping Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.

Astros blast Phillies

Chicago scores 8th victory over Milwaukee
CHICAGO -- Corey Patterson hit a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday to give the Cubs a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago's eighth victory in 11 games.

Squirrel romps around Jacobs Field
CLEVELAND -- This squirrelly newcomer caused quite a stir at Jacobs Field.

Latest area births

Latest area births
Gabrielle Marie Jenkins: James K. and Stacey M. Jenkins, of Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Gabrielle Marie Jenkins, Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Thomas T. Dicks Jr., Joyce L. Dicks, Carl R. Jenkins Jr. and Janice R. Diamond, all of Augusta.

School mistakes student's shirt slogan for drug reference
ATLANTA -- The town of Hempstead, N.Y., has a message for Gwinnett County school administrators: Before you target a student wearing a Hempstead shirt, look at a map.

Man's cannon protects field, upsets neighbors
HOLLAND, Mich. - All Randy Brink wants to do is protect his blueberries.

Malaysian woman living with 6,000 scorpions
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- A Malaysian woman who's trying to reclaim a world record by living in a locked glass box with more than 6,000 scorpions has been stung once, is suffering a fever and scarcely sleeps because the creatures keep crawling over her.

Odds and Ends
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Need an airplane engine? How about a traffic light bulb? Or even a nice forklift, slightly used?

Odds and Ends
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Krispy Kreme is offering to reward students with a doughnut for every A on their report card, but the plan seems a little flaky to some officials trying to fight childhood obesity.

Braves, Jones thump Rockies

Braves, Jones thump Rockies
ATLANTA - Having witnessed the damage that Chipper Jones inflicted on National League pitchers last August, Atlanta hitting coach Terry Pendleton was waiting for him behind the batting cage Wednesday afternoon.

Braves hold on to sweep
ATLANTA - Chances are good that the 28,360 fans at Turner Field on Thursday night, many of whom brought brooms to usher the Rockies out of town, witnessed the Braves' No. 2 October starter in action.

Adviser describes way to end conflict at work
Workplace conflict is common, but it doesn't have to ruin your day.

Wachovia to shed 18 SouthTrust branches

Beer in aluminum bottles on the way
PITTSBURGH -- How much would you pay for a bottle of beer that stays cold nearly an hour longer?

Businessman buys Poteet Funeral Homes
After more than a decade under the ownership of a big corporation, Poteet Funeral Homes has been acquired by an east Georgia businessman.

Factories see orders for durable goods rise

OPEC wants to see oil prices fall faster

Justice Dept. cracks down on 'spammers'
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department has made a series of arrests against purveyors of e-mail "spam" as part of a nationwide crackdown against Internet scam artists, a marketing group said Wednesday.

Atlanta bank chief said economy on course for growth

GM pulls ad with dream sequence of boy driving wildly

GM pulls ad with dream sequence of boy driving wildly
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. pulled a Corvette ad that shows a young boy driving wildly through city streets after safety advocates complained, the company said Wednesday.

Bank to divest 3 offices in area
Some SouthTrust customers will be banking under a new name.

Wachovia to shed 18 SouthTrust branches
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Wachovia Corp. has agreed to divest 18 SouthTrust Corp. branches in Florida and Georgia as part of an agreement to secure the U.S. Justice Department's approval of the $14.3 billion merger between the two banks.

Bank to divest 3 offices in area

Atlanta bank chief said economy on course for growth
ATLANTA -- The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta said Wednesday the nation's economy appears to be on course for sustained growth, but reduced his own GDP estimates for the second half of the year.

Oil prices plummet below $44 as profit-taking sets in

Adviser describes way to end conflict at work

Justice Dept. cracks down on 'spammers'

Quiznos picks Pepsi over Coke at 3,600 restaurants
ATLANTA - PepsiCo Inc., which lost Subway Restaurants as a major fountain customer last year to rival Coca-Cola Co., has won the U.S. beverage and snack business of Quiznos Corp.

NTT DoCoMo, Motorola to develop next-generation mobile phone

Intel updates Centrino wireless chips, software
TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks ended little changed Thursday as a fall in oil prices helped support shares. The U.S. dollar was up against the Japanese yen.

Beer in aluminum bottles on the way

Company settles lawsuit, agrees to release negative data on Paxil
ALBANY, N.Y. -- GlaxoSmithKline PLC agreed Thursday to release negative data on the safety and effectiveness of its antidepressant drugs to settle a lawsuit by New York's attorney general that accused the pharmaceutical maker of misrepresenting data on prescribing its drug Paxil to children.

Job market forecast sees more growth for Augusta
ATLANTA - Having fully recovered from the recession last year, Augusta's job market is making gains, according to one nationally noted economist.

OPEC wants to see oil prices fall faster
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries wants oil prices that traded near $50 a barrel last week before retreating this week to fall faster, and will discuss whether to increase production at a meeting next month, the group's president said Thursday.

New technique to enable more resilient semiconductors
TOKYO -- NTT DoCoMo, Japan's top mobile-phone carrier, and Motorola Inc., the world's No. 2 cell-phone maker, plan to develop a more sophisticated mobile phone that subscribers in Japan can also use while traveling to other parts of Asia as well as Europe, the companies said Wednesday.

Jobless claims up, reflecting in part impact of hurricane
WASHINGTON --The number of new people signing up for jobless benefits rose last week, reflecting the impact of hurricane Charley, which recently tore through Florida.

NTT DoCoMo, Motorola to develop next-generation mobile phone
TOKYO -- NTT DoCoMo, Japan's top mobile-phone carrier, and Motorola Inc., the world's No. 2 cell-phone maker, plan to develop a more sophisticated mobile phone that subscribers in Japan can also use while traveling to other parts of Asia as well as Europe, the companies said Wednesday.

Factories see orders for durable goods rise
WASHINGTON -- America's factories saw orders for costly manufactured goods in July post the biggest gain in four months, an encouraging sign that the economy is emerging from an early summer funk.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Employ-ers are facing continued double-digit increases in health care costs in 2005 and likely will require their workers to pay a greater share of the bill, according to a survey of more than 900 firms.

Aiken plant vies for expansion
AIKEN - Owens Corning Co. is considering a $20 million expansion at its Aiken plant that would mean up to 50 new jobs and increased job security for its 85 existing workers, officials said Thursday.

Oil prices plummet below $44 as profit-taking sets in
WASHINGTON -- Oil prices plummeted below $44 a barrel Thursday, sinking for the fourth consecutive day, as supply fears receded and profit-taking took over.

Aiken plant vies for expansion

New technique to enable more resilient semiconductors

Company settles lawsuit, agrees to release negative data on Paxil

Jobless claims up, reflecting in part impact of hurricane

Two firms chosen to create anti-missile defense for commercial jets
WASHINGTON -- Teams led by BAE Systems and Northrup Grumman were chosen Wednesday to build and test prototypes for anti-missile systems to defend U.S. commercial planes against shoulder-fired rockets.

FITTING THE MOLD
The Augusta Chronicle examined the 2003 and 2004 recruiting classes at Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech and South Carolina. Here's a look at the blueprint body types these schools signed:

Washington retains job as FSU's punt returner

Washington retains job as FSU's punt returner
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State's Leon Washington will retain his job as punt returner this season, special teams coach Mickey Andrews said Thursday.

Suspended player reinstated for practice

Suspended player reinstated for practice
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Deion Holts, suspended from Western Kentucky's football team after being arrested in connection with a break-in at a golf course, has been reinstated to the team as a practice player.

Miami's Williams sidelined with knee injury

Miami's Williams sidelined with knee injury
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami freshman linebacker Willie Williams will be sidelined at least two months after having surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his right knee.

NCAA denies Williams' reinstatement request

A blast from the past
It's not often you can take a trip back in time, but this weekend you can - at least as far as movie-going is concerned. Younger generations may not realize it, but going to a movie before the multiplexes came along was a very different experience than it is today.

Our future, their hands
Having $386.4 million in sales tax revenues to spend on Augusta's infrastructure and quality of life will do one of two things: It will either unite the community or divide it.

Our future, their hands

Let the vets have their say

Time to make choices

Time to make choices
Augusta commissioners have worked long and hard to figure out what they will propose we spend $386.4 million in sales tax revenues on, should voters decide to extend the tax beyond 2005.

Let the vets have their say
Democrats were all-too-happy to sic the news media onto George W. Bush to look into his Vietnam-era record.

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

MCG students find their groove making fun, music as a group
Only the name Sulcus Groove gives them away. Unless you know that the word "sulcus" is a medical term for a narrow groove, you wouldn't guess the band jamming on stage is composed of medical students at the Medical College of Georgia.

Comedian urges New Yorkers to yell "Fuggedaboudit!' during convention
NEW YORK -- Al Franken wants you to get up out of your chairs, open your windows, stick your heads out and yell ... fuggedaboutdit?

People in the News
NEW YORK -- Kwame Jackson is starting to look less like an "Apprentice" and more like Donald Trump.

Club calendar
Here's a list of entertainment at Aiken-Augusta nightclubs.

Open tab
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a guide to some of the best bets around Augusta and Aiken:

People in the News
LONDON -- A newspaper survey of scientists has chosen "Blade Runner" as the world's best science fiction.

Area Group and Club calendar
This listing runs as space is available. Undated items will remain in the list for six months. Club representatives are asked to resubmit items that should continue being published.

Rodney Dangerfield to undergo heart surgery
LOS ANGELES -- Comedian Rodney Dangerfield was hospitalized Tuesday for heart valve replacement surgery.

Exuberant 'Shaolin Soccer' flows with gonzo charm
While Shaolin Soccer might falter in terms of character development, furthering the art of cinematography and - written in Chinese or not - screenwriting, it's a movie that functions with exuberance and courage in its oddball convictions. Its weaknesses are part of its gonzo charm.

Siegfried & Roy producer refuses to share mauling video
LAS VEGAS -- The company that produced the Siegfried & Roy magic show has refused to give federal investigators a video of the tiger attack that badly injured illusionist Roy Horn.

Money funds fell in latest week
NEW YORK -- Assets of the nation's retail money market mutual funds fell by $6.07 billion in the latest week to $848.66 billion, the Investment Company Institute said Thursday.

Big Movers in the Stock Market
NEW YORK -- Stocks that were moving substantially or trading heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market.

Stocks rally as falling oil prices lure buyers
NEW YORK -- Stocks rallied in quiet trading Wednesday as oil prices fell for a third straight day and countered a pair of government reports that gave a mixed picture of the economy.

Stocks rally as falling oil prices lure buyers

Krispy Kreme earnings fall short

Toll Brothers' profit soars 56 percent on strong demand

Acquisition helps Smucker post earnings gain
ORRVILLE, Ohio -- J.M. Smucker Co. reported a 27 percent jump in first quarter earnings on Wednesday, helped by the recent addition of International Multifoods Corp., which added $75.5 million in sales.

Acquisition helps Smucker post earnings gain

Plane-maker Bombardier back in black
MONTREAL - After two straight losing quarters, Canadian manufacturer Bombardier Inc. Wednesday posted a lean profit for its latest quarter.

Big Movers in the Stock Market

Morningstar debuts fund governance ratings
NEW YORK - Morningstar Inc. has debuted a system for ranking mutual funds based on how closely they hew to the best industry practices on governance.

Big Movers in the Stock Market

Techs under pressure, but stocks mostly unchanged
NEW YORK -- A brokerage downgrade of several semiconductor companies pressured tech shares Thursday, while the broader market was little changed as a jump in jobless claims offset investors' relief over declining oil prices.

Toll Brothers' profit soars 56 percent on strong demand
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. - Toll Brothers Inc. Wednesday said profit for its latest quarter surged 56 percent as demand for new luxury homes remained strong.

Tokyo stocks surge, U.S. dollar falls
TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks surged, sending the market's best-known index up more than 1.3 percent to a three-week high Wednesday after bargain hunters snapped up blue chips. The U.S. dollar was down against the Japanese yen.

Money funds fell in latest week

Getting in on Google: Was it all worth it?
Google Inc. caught the attention of investors not just by deciding to offer stock but by the way it is staged its initial public offering. To help explain how Google's IPO wored, The Associated Press asked staff writer Michael J. Martinez to take part in the company's auction of stock and to share the experiences of other investors. This is the last in a series of articles on the process.

Krispy Kreme earnings fall short
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Once the darling of Wall Street, doughnut-maker Krispy Kreme on Thursday reported second-quarter profits that were more than 50 percent lower than a year ago and that widely missed analysts' expectations.

Big Movers in the Stock Market
NEW YORK -- Stocks that were moving substantially or trading heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market.

Dollar General reports 18 percent increase in profits
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. -- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp. reported an 18 percent increase in second-quarter earnings, citing a tax benefit and improved sales.

Morningstar debuts fund governance ratings

Fred's profit slides despite sales growth
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Fred's Inc. said Thursday its profit dropped about 29 percent in the latest quarter, despite growing sales.

Tokyo stocks end flat

Mortgage rates creep up, 30-year still under 6 percent
WASHINGTON -- Mortgage rates around the country crept up this week, although 30-year mortgages still were below the 6 percent level for a fourth straight week, Freddie Mac reported Thursday.

Tokyo stocks end flat
TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks ended little changed Thursday as a fall in oil prices helped support shares. The U.S. dollar was up against the Japanese yen.

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.

Fishing tournament news

Acres of fish found in Savannah channel
Schooling fish are beginning to move up main Thurmond Lake tributaries like Little River and Keg Creek on the Georgia side and South Carolina's Little River as well.

Acres of fish found in Savannah channel

Wild Wing Cafe to fill Oldenberg spot
Athens has one. So does Marietta. On Friday, Augusta gets its own Wild Wing Cafe, in the former Oldenberg Grill at 3035 Washington Road.

Grubbin': Giuseppe's
THE EATERY: Giuseppe's WHAT'S THERE: Pizza and Italian specialties THE ATMOSPHERE: Cozy and inviting, with high-backed booths, murals and colorful decorations

Panel finds consistency, flavor vital to smoothies

Panel finds consistency, flavor vital to smoothies
Blends of fruit, ice and imagination, smoothies are easy-to-make sweet treats that have health-conscious consumers seeking out specialty shops and restaurants to quench their thirst for the have-it-your-way beverage.

Grubs can be trouble
One lawn pest that is often overlooked is the grub worm.

Black raspberry bush yields intense flavor
A hundred years ago, black raspberries were at least as popular, perhaps more so, than red raspberries.

Tips for a healthy garden

Tips for a healthy garden
What are the essential steps needed to promote healthy plants? The American Phytopathological Society (APS), an organization of professional "plant doctors," offers suggestions guaranteed to help those new to gardening and seasoned enthusiasts alike.

Black raspberry bush yields intense flavor

Will the real oregano stand up?
Ripe tomatoes bring to mind tomato sauce; tomato sauce brings to mind oregano.

Pleasure in ponds

Pleasure in ponds
If Marlin the clown fish's tireless search to rescue his son in last year's animated Finding Nemo had led him to the 5,500-gallon, bilevel pond in the back yard of Will and Kay Bowman's North Augusta home, he might have been tempted to join Nemo and stay there.

Grubs can be trouble

GreenJackets score plenty, but Catfish win
So much for offensive futility.

Late rally not enough for Jackets
Hitting wasn't the problem for the Augusta GreenJackets in their series against Columbus.

Three splash through course to share lead at the Tradition

Three splash through course to share lead at the Tradition
ALOHA, Ore. - Jose Maria Canizares birdied his last hole to complete his 5-under-par 67 and share the first-round lead with Bruce Summerhays and Vicente Fernandez at the Tradition on Thursday.

GreenJackets score plenty, but Catfish win

Rivalry is rekindled after 29-year break

AP Georgia prep football poll

Week Two Key Matchups

Size separates players from prospects

In the huddle player of the week

Week Two Key Matchups
Area prep football capsule for Friday night's action.

Rivalry is rekindled after 29-year break
Larry Jarrett can't help but get a little emotional reminiscing about the old Aquinas-Richmond Academy rivalry. For a little more than three decades, it was the game in Richmond County.

Size separates players from prospects
here is a dream list of more than 16 players in our area who own Friday night.

AP Georgia prep football poll
The Associated Press poll representing first week results, with first-place votes in parentheses and total points. Some votes cast in the Class AAAA poll were not counted because they were for incorrect region teams.

In the huddle player of the week
This week's In The Huddle Player Of the Week is Cheng Ho, Senior running back for Evans.

Tropical Storm Frances strengthens in Atlantic
MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Frances gained strength Thursday in the central Atlantic Ocean and could become a hurricane by Friday, but forecasters said it posed no threat to land.

Hurricane-ravaged businesses doing what they can
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Nancy Cuffaro was serving New York-style pizza and apple turnovers in her dark, sweltering restaurant as workers began the task of replacing a plate-glass window demolished by Hurricane Charley almost two weeks before.

A Weekend Behind the Scenes
Reporter Anna Grassel yelled at a line of crewmen. "Can you come over here," she screamed from the spectator's bleachers. "We want to interview you."

Long lines, high prices
SPEEDWAY, Ind. -- The road between Iowa and a couple of water parks in Wisconsin took Dale Bales and his family right by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last month. A couple of days -- and a few hundred dollars later -- they left Indianapolis to finish their vacation.

Playoff 'Chase' wins over drivers
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- It took 20 races without a win to sell Dale Jarrett on the merits of NASCAR's made-for-television Chase for the Championship.

Scott Riggs: A rookie with plenty to say
SPEEDWAY, Ind. - Scott Riggs, the 2002 rookie of the year on the NASCAR Busch Series, is competing for the same title on the Nextel Cup Series this year with MBV Motorsports.

Some folks are sending in more than postcards
I don't know who invented the vacation souvenir, but I do know that I have a generous share of knicks and knacks from around the world.<

Continental Airlines to end Augusta service
Continental Airlines said this afternoon that it will end service at Augusta Regional Airport on Saturday, Oct. 30.

Wife charged with husband's murder
Burke County sheriff's deputies have charged the pregnant wife of John Clint Walden with his murder, officials said this afternoon.

State senator helps woman in need
I would personally like to thank state Sen. Don Cheeks, R-Augusta, for his help in keeping a 95-year-old lady, who is bed-ridden, from being evicted from M.M. Scott Apartments. Joddie L. Kenny Augusta

Our nation is submitting to U.N.
The American people have been led to believe the falsehood that the United States snubbed the United Nations by invading Iraq. But from the war's very inception, official U.S. pronouncements clearly pointed out that the conflict was "authorized" by the world body. Glenda Windham Wagener, S.C.

Augusta's airport is wonderful place
I was stunned to read the letter disparaging Augusta Regional Airport ("Local airport loses another customer," Aug. 21), because my husband and I love traveling to and from there. Pat Kirk Aiken, S.C.

State senator helps woman in need

Preserve U.S. jobs by reducing costs

Home schooling is worth a look
Regarding Patricia Christensen's statements made in an Aug. 10 Chronicle Metro story that she was returning her home-schooled children to public schools because of a lack of social interaction with other children: Kathy Winstead Warrenton

Bring Christianity into our schools
An issue worth fighting for is to have Christianity put back in our public schools. If schools can teach about one outlook on things, they need to teach other worldviews, such as Christianity. Rebekah Madebach Augusta

Provide choice, not regulations

Provide choice, not regulations
Anti-smokers have developed a standard strategy now. It descends on your mayor or county commission, and then carries them away, with primitive lies and invitations to fear. Woody Highsmith Evans

Preserve U.S. jobs by reducing costs
If the Augusta Commission passed a $5-per-gallon tax on gasoline, with the proceeds going to cancer research at the Medical College of Georgia, within six months there would be only one gas pump in the county - that which fills county vehicles. All other customers would travel to Aiken, Columbia or Burke counties to fill their tanks. ... C.B. Howard Augusta

Augusta's airport is wonderful place

Bring Christianity into our schools

W.H.O. says more funding needed to investigate bird flu

Redesigned shuttle tanks should not shed foam

Platinum concentrations high for women with breast implants

New blood test for babies could allow earlier treatment of diseases

Government preparing for world's next big flu outbreak

FBI seizes equipment in first-ever copyright action against P2P network

FBI seizes equipment in first-ever copyright action against P2P network
WASHINGTON -- The FBI seized computers, software and equipment as part of an investigation into illegal sharing of copyrighted movies, music and games over an Internet "peer-to-peer" network, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced Wednesday.

Government preparing for world's next big flu outbreak
WASHINGTON -- Closing schools, restricting travel and rationing scarce medications may be the nation's first protections if a powerful new flu strain spurs a worldwide outbreak because it will take months to brew a vaccine, say government preparations for the next pandemic.

W.H.O. says more funding needed to investigate bird flu
HANOI, Vietnam -- More money and global attention should be focused on bird flu in Asia to study the virus, which experts fear could mutate and trigger a human pandemic, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Africanized "killer" bees may have arrived in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A swarm of bees that attacked a work crew earlier this month may be of the Africanized variety, which would mark the furthest north the so-called "killer" bees have traveled in the United States, scientists said.

New blood test for babies could allow earlier treatment of diseases
WASHINGTON -- A new blood test approved Wednesday by the Food and Drug Administration could identify newborns with diseases linked to developmental delays, seizures, mental retardation and death.

Platinum concentrations high for women with breast implants
WASHINGTON -- Researchers have found high concentrations of platinum in women who got silicone breast implants and in the children they bore and breast-fed afterward.

The Winner's Circle: Death of a firebug
STORY SO FAR: On the way back to the farm after their big racing triumph, Mr. Brennan points out to Ben that bloodlines matter only with racing horses - not with people. But as they approach the farm, they find the barn on fire.

Redesigned shuttle tanks should not shed foam
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's redesigned space shuttle fuel tanks should no longer shed dangerous pieces of foam when launches resume next spring, officials said Thursday.

More Kids Count finalists are chosen in drawing
At 21 months, Brianna Lee isn't thinking about college, but her father, Vaughn Lee, has started planning her education.

Arrest ends standoff
DEARING, Ga. - A lengthy standoff between police and a man who fired shots at a McDuffie County deputy and then barricaded himself in his girlfriend's home ended late Wednesday night when Richmond County SWAT members stormed the house and took the man into custody, authorities said.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Retailing giant Wal-Mart wants a circuit court judge to reconsider his order that the company release the records of South Carolina employees so the names can be compared with the state's sex offender registry.

Airline says it has to depart
After more than a year of difficulties at Augusta Regional Airport, Continental Express is calling it quits.

Fund-raiser will benefit Historic Augusta
An annual fund-raiser for Historic Augusta is getting a makeover.

News you can use
AUG. 27, 1947 Less than a quarter of the new houses needed for Augusta's post-war population boom have been constructed, The Chronicle reported today.Between 1,200 and 1,500 of the estimated 5,000 to 6,000 houses needed in Richmond County have been built. The increasing population and new families created by marriages after the war have prompted the housing need."

Around the block

College to offer nursing degree
Faced with possibly running short on nurses in the future, University Hospital is trying to widen the pipeline.

Judge sets probation for dentist
An Augusta dentist who continued to prescribe patients drugs for more than a decade after his permit expired was spared a prison sentence Wednesday.

Garrison has new face to look to
Fort Gordon said goodbye to a man Thursday who helped it transition to the post-Sept. 11 world, and welcomed a woman who will be responsible for the oversight of myriad post operations for the next several years.

Post happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Wife of Blythe man faces murder charge
Authorities filed murder charges Thursday against the wife of a Blythe man who they said kept his death hidden for several days.

Reunions
This listing runs as space is available. For information to be published, please include the date of the reunion:

Rants and raves
A BIG RANT FOR the poor, poor lady who has to drive in all the traffic to Lakeside High School: Does she not understand that there would be much less traffic if she and the rest of Westlake and Jones Creek, etc., would simply use the taxpayer (funded) school transportation. Yes, the school bus! Or perhaps if the kids are too good for public transport they might leave home a bit earlier. The school is open before 7 a.m.

Richmond County Superior Court
Here are Richmond County superior court sentencings, indictments, paroles, dui sentencings, juvenile court sentencings, marriage license applications and divorces.

Across the area

Around town

Planners jump on land Evans Middle vacates

Emergency services suffer from shortage
AIKEN - Paramedics are in such short supply in Aiken County that openings for the highest class of emergency medical technicians have remained unfilled at the agency or are frequently filled by rookies.

Construction brings upgrades to post

Midland board's numbers change
AIKEN - The Midland Valley Preparatory School board installed seven new members Wednesday night but failed to dispel confusion over fluctuations in the panel's size during the 2003-04 school year.

News you can use

Farmers market
This is a list of the commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

Emergency services suffer from shortage

Council honors ambassador for blind
Willie Jones can't see the award he received recently.

Continental Airlines to end Augusta service

Around the block
India Day will take place from 4-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. The event will feature food from India, a cultural program and health screenings. The program is free.

Arrest ends standoff

Church dramatizes lesson at Columbine
Although it has been five years since the Columbine High School shootings, the incident is etched in people's minds and laws governing school campuses have forever changed.

Cross Creek will kick off Summerfest

Man looks after residents in his neighborhood
Micah and Dianna Rouse, who live in a neighborhood on Rosier Road, sing the praises of their neighbor Richard Owens.

Across the area
A 16-year-old boy who was struck by a pickup while riding a Huffy bicycle Wednesday night died of his injuries Thursday at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, said Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen.

Fort profile: Katrina LaDue

Lawyer settles on deal
Paul David, the former attorney for a community mental health center, pleaded guilty Thursday to tax evasion.

Rants and raves
MY RANT IS that it seems the American public is not supporting our servicemen in Iraq as they once did. I just want to remind everyone we have over 100,000 servicemen there. They're getting hurt, injured and killed every day. Please keep them in your prayers and display yellow ribbons around town (Aiken also) to show your support of our servicemen. They're there for us.

Splost deadline
Friday, Sept. 3: The deadline for the Richmond County Board of Elections to run a legal notice in The Augusta Chronicle, the county's legal organ, calling for the election at least 60 days before the vote.

Schools crack down on crime
Columbia County pupils convicted or charged in a serious crime could find themselves sitting on the sidelines.

Snakebite sends priest to hospital
A Catholic priest from Augusta was hospitalized Thursday after being bitten by a snake while hiking in northeast Georgia.

Across the area
Officers from multiple agencies surrounded a home in a rural section of McDuffie County just north of Dearing Elementary School on Wednesday night after a man fired shots at a deputy responding to an emergency call at his girlfriend's house.

Across the region
COLUMBIA - A special education teacher collapsed and died in the parking lot at a West Columbia elementary school.

Robbery scheme sends 3 to prison
Three of four young people who admitted a fake robbery at Fort Gordon was a plot to steal received short prison sentences Wednesday.

Scalding leads to charges
AIKEN - Six children were in state custody after an Aiken mother was charged with holding her 3-year-old son under scalding water.

Commission adds to project list
Augusta Commission members know how to add, but so far they haven't been able to subtract.

Schools must OK helpers for work
AIKEN - Every Thursday morning, Lesa Lamback volunteers three hours of her day to answer phones and make copies in the front office of North Augusta High School, while her three children are in class down the hall.

Company denies autopsy claim
PHOENIX - The president of Arizona-based Taser International denies the company is pressuring a South Carolina coroner to reverse an autopsy finding in a stun gun-related death.

Crematory lawsuit settled
ROME, Ga. - An $80 million settlement was reached Thursday in a lawsuit against the operators of a crematory where the remains of 334 people were found strewn across the grounds of the business.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 9-year old MeKanna Lynn Brissey, of North Augusta.

Rebels get a season of change
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Shavon Price liked the first pep rally of her senior year because it was after school and longer than ones in the past, but she said all students might not agree.

School menus
Here are menus for Richmond County schools.

Midland board's numbers change

Cross Creek will kick off Summerfest
Cross Creek High School is inviting the community to a summer celebration.

Post happenings

Construction brings upgrades to post
In the spirit of the Olympics, Fort Gordon might have created its own spectator sport - construction.

Kid of the day

Veterans meet at post to get breakfast, interaction
Around 7:30 a.m. Aug. 18, Gary Lentz arrived at the American Legion post in North Augusta with his passenger van loaded with veterans.

Commission adds to project list

Military Reunions
USS MOUNT MCKINLEY: Seeking veterans for a reunion, Wednesday-Sunday, Sept. 8-12, Branson, Mo.; for all branches serving on Amphibious Force Flagship USS Mount McKinley AGC/LCC-7 during 26 years of commission; contact Patrick Tracy, (989) 687-6288, 345 E. Carmel Drive, Sanford, MI 48657-9234 or paddytom1@aol.com

Judge sets probation for dentist

Fort profile: Katrina LaDue
Mrs. LaDue is a certified public accountant working for Serotta, Maddock, Evans and Co. She works with the 93rd Signal Brigade Family Readiness Group.

Man looks after residents in his neighborhood

After requests for variety, recreation group ropes in professional rodeo show
The Professional Cowboy Association Rodeo will be at Fort Gordon on Sept. 10-11.

After requests for variety, recreation group ropes in professional rodeo show

Pet of the week
Anderson, a 7-week-old male terrier mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at SuperPetz on Whiskey Road in Aiken, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at PETsMART in Aiken and from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at PETsMART in Augusta. Pets for adoption can be seen in their foster homes. For more information, visit www.mollysmilitia.org or call 649-1219 or 279-700.

Rants and raves
MY RANT IS that it seems the American public is not supporting our servicemen in Iraq as they once did. I just want to remind everyone we have over 100,000 servicemen there. They're getting hurt, injured and killed every day. Please keep them in your prayers and display yellow ribbons around town (Aiken also) to show your support of our servicemen. They're there for us.

Military Reunions

Blythe death rattles family
John Clint Walden told his family that if he was ever shot, it wouldn't be by his own hand.

Cities favor opting out

Snakebite sends priest to hospital

Kid of the day

Richmond County Superior Court

Garrison's new commander knows area well

Planners jump on land Evans Middle vacates
In the case of Evans Middle School, one school board's trash is becoming a developer's treasure.

Veterans meet at post to get breakfast, interaction

Educators travel to try new culture
NORTH AUGUSTA - The first thing that struck art teacher Diana Bidulescu when she arrived from Romania last year was the clear, blue sky overhead.

Across Georgia

Around town
Davis Barone, 4, walks around the statue of Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe at Augusta Common as his mother, Elizabeth, watches over him under a mild, early-morning sun.

Across Georgia
CEDARTOWN - A Polk County jury has convicted a man of killing two Rockmart women.

Educators travel to try new culture

Pack up the lights
Jacob Harris, of Augusta Facility Maintenance, pulls strands of light bulbs out of a tree in a parking bay on Broad Street. The light bulb strands were used during the holiday season.

Splost deadline

Kid of the day
Today's kid fo the day 6-year old Gregory Baucom, of North Augusta.

Across the region

Council honors ambassador for blind

Church dramatizes lesson at Columbine

Phinizy Road lab will suspend autopsies
The regional medical examiner at Augusta's state crime lab said a planned absence would result in the temporary transport of all victims of violent deaths to Atlanta for autopsies starting next month.

Pet of the week

Across the area
A 16-year-old boy who was struck by a pickup while riding a Huffy bicycle Wednesday night died of his injuries Thursday at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, said Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen.

Schools must OK helpers for work

Group seeks donations for Charley's victims
A group of Columbia County volunteers would like the public's help in lending a hand to the Florida victims of Hurricane Charley.

Garrison's new commander knows area well
For Fort Gordon's new garrison commander, Augusta is a familiar, friendly place.

Schools crack down on crime

News you can use
AUG. 26, 1968 Lynn Bailie won the title of Miss Augusta during the finals of the annual pageant Saturday night at the Bell Auditorium. Miss Bailie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Bailie, won the swimsuit competition, as well as the overall contest, besting 10 other girls entered in the event.

Across the region

News you can use

Cities favor opting out
Harlem and Grovetown officials told Columbia County commissioners Wednesday they've all but snuffed out the possibility of a proposed smoking ban for public places in their cities.

College to offer nursing degree

Across the area

Across South Carolina

Rebels get a season of change

Airline says it has to depart

Pack up the lights

Blythe death rattles family

Across the area

Indecision plagues commission
Augusta commissioners abruptly adjourned their sales tax meeting Thursday without finishing their work because they could not agree on which projects to include in the referendum they had planned to put before voters in November.

Across the region
COLUMBIA - A special education teacher collapsed and died in the parking lot at a West Columbia elementary school.

Man's cannon protects field, upsets neighbors
HOLLAND, Mich. - All Randy Brink wants to do is protect his blueberries.

Gymnastics improves despite scandal
Even without a knee-capping drama or a villainous French judge, gymnastics remains the figure skating of the Summer Olympic Games. It is the highest rated by its fans and the highest ridiculed by its critics.

Toronto film fest announces slew of world premieres
TORONTO -- World premieres of movies featuring Academy Award winners Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt were among the titles announced Tuesday for next month's Toronto Film Festival.

Faces of fall film

At the Movies: 'Suspect Zero'

Expectations soar for Malaysia's costliest movie epic

At the Movies: 'Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid'

Toronto film fest announces slew of world premieres

At the Movies: 'Suspect Zero'
A nondescript title such as "Suspect Zero" is fitting for director E. Elias Merhige's psychological thriller, a muddle of fractured images and nebulous motivations that aspires to dramatic weight it does not possess.

Mini reviews

Expectations soar for Malaysia's costliest movie epic
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- For weeks, the nationwide frenzy of anticipation for "Princess of Mount Ledang" - Malaysia's most expensive movie ever - has been inescapable.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday

At the Movies: 'Hero'
If "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" opened mainstream Americans' eyes to the martial arts epic, director Zhang Yimou may be about to grab their hearts and minds.

New on DVD
Here's a look at some of the new releases in video and DVD:

At the Movies: 'Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid'
The similarities are striking: A new director revives a movie franchise about a scary beast.

At the Movies: 'Hero'

New on DVD

Faces of fall film
Ah, fall, the season when leaves fall and Hollywood takes a break from blowing things up.

Concert calendar
Here's a list of upcoming area concerts. The list includes concerts that are within easy driving distance from the Augusta area.

Spotlight: Paul Gordon
NAME: Paul Gordon OCCUPATION: Investigator and runner for Richmond County District Attorney's office PLAYS: Cort acoustic guitar with Fishman electronics

Top 20 Concert Tours

Southern outlaws, outsiders slither throughout Truckers' latest album

Spotlight: Diane Meredith Belcher
NAME: Diane Meredith Belcher, performing at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, for the Concerts with a Cause concert at St. John United Methodist Church

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.

Spotlight: Larry Millen
NAME: Larry Millen HOMETOWN: Armonk, N.Y.; moved to Augusta when he was 15. OCCUPATION: Internist specializing in endocrinology and internal medicine at the University Hospital campus in Evans

Hot ticket
WHO: John Mayer WHEN: 7 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Hifi Buys Amphitheatre, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta

Spotlight: Paul Gordon

Southern outlaws, outsiders slither throughout Truckers' latest album
Reports of the concept album's demise, or even invalidity, might have been premature.

Concert calendar

Playoff 'Chase' wins over drivers

Long lines, high prices

The Art of Racing
BRISTOL, Tenn. - John Dunlap never goes anywhere without his golf tee and Polaroid camera.

Four crew chiefs fined for Michigan infractions
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Two Nextel Cup crew chiefs were fined a total of $10,000 Wednesday for violations discovered by NASCAR inspectors on Friday during the first inspection for Sunday's race at Michigan International Speedway.

The Art of Racing

Teams are not fans of new rule
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Engineers and most race teams aren't too thrilled by NASCAR's new rule that will limit gear ratios next year in all three of the sport's national touring series - Craftsman Truck, Busch and Nextel Cup series.

Four crew chiefs fined for Michigan infractions

NASCAR newsmaker Kasey Kahne
Kasey Kahne became the third driver in three races to occupy the 10th position in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series standings with his fifth-place finish last Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.

Teams are not fans of new rule

Prosecutors say they fear DNA evidence contaminated in Kobe Bryant case

Spurs sign forward Linton Johnson

Blazers sign 7-footer Przybilla
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Free-agent center Joel Przybilla signed with the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, putting the former first-round draft pick on his third team in the last year.

Spurs sign forward Linton Johnson
SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs signed forward Linton Johnson III on Wednesday.

Prosecutors say they fear DNA evidence contaminated in Kobe Bryant case
DENVER -- Two days before the start of jury selection in Kobe Bryant's rape case, prosecutors charged that crucial DNA evidence the defense had hoped to use to prove the NBA star's innocence might have been contaminated.

NCAA denies Williams' reinstatement request
LOS ANGELES - All-American Mike Williams was denied his request to play for Southern California by the NCAA on Thursday, leaving the star receiver unable to rejoin the top-ranked Trojans after being shut out of the NFL Draft by the courts.

Woodson will return to Raiders

Owens' numbers depend on receivers surrounding him

Packers sign former Giants end to bolster pass rush

Jordan wondering if he has role with Jets

Duuuuce is back and ready for first game in Philly against former team

QB says he'll play Saturday night

Dilfer to play Friday

Hearst has fond memories of Devils

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Mrs. Lula Berry-Mazone (BATH, S.C.)

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Israel wins first Olympic gold
ATHENS, Greece -- A windsurfer whose first name means "wave" in Hebrew gave Israel its first Olympic gold medal ever Wednesday, taking a plunge in the Saronic Gulf to celebrate.

Above the crowd
ATHENS - In a situation that easily could have turned perilous, the United States women's basketball team never flinched Wednesday afternoon.

Isinbayeva wins gold; breaks pole vault world record

U.S. chief stands up to Spain

Carolina favorite advances
When Eloise Dunbar and her family gather to watch the 2004 Olympics, national pride will play a role as they cheer for American success.

U.S. women win soccer gold
ATHENS, Greece -- When the final whistle blew, an exhausted Mia Hamm was quickly swarmed by 17 thrilled teammates.

Jones jumps her way to final, will run relay

Crawford leads American sweep of 200
ATHENS, Greece -- Shawn Crawford led an American medals sweep of the 200 meters Thursday, overcoming teammates Bernard Williams and Justin Gatlin - and a hostile crowd - to win in the fastest time in the world this year.

Carolina favorite advances

U.S. men easily beat Spain in basketball
ATHENS, Greece -- Larry Brown was right. The Americans did start hitting their jump shots, and suddenly they look as if they might be the team to beat at the Athens Games.

Jones jumps her way to final, will run relay
ATHENS - Marion Jones already had long-jumped into the Olympic final and left the stadium when Allyson Felix settled into the starting blocks.

U.S. slams Spain
ATHENS - Written off after their opener and branded failures back home, Stephon Marbury and the Americans are showing signs that they just might be the team to beat after all.

Kate Allen wins triathlon with late surge
ATHENS, Greece -- Kate Allen had the same reaction as everyone else when she crossed the finish line in the triathlon.

U.S. chief stands up to Spain
ATHENS, Greece - "Do you want some of me?" the U.S. basketball coach asked the coach from Spain. "Do you want some of me?"

Gardner loses bid for repeat wrestling gold
ATHENS, Greece -- Rulon Gardner was in another Olympic wrestling upset - his own.

U.S. slams Spain

Above the crowd

Isinbayeva wins gold; breaks pole vault world record
ATHENS, Greece -- Yelena Isinbayeva was positively giddy after clinching the pole vault gold medal, waving, smiling and even mugging for the cameras that projected her beaming face onto the stadium scoreboard.

Fire in her feet

Overtime

Raymond upsets Petrova; Jankovic, Dechy, Hantuchova advance at Pilot Pen

Lady Knights play to perfection

Lady Knights play to perfection
The Evans Lady Knights volleyball team defended their hometurf Thursday night, sweeping a four-team match that included Harlem, Hephzibah and Cross Creek.

Fire in her feet
The decision she made five years ago seemed simple and harmless enough.

Raymond upsets Petrova; Jankovic, Dechy, Hantuchova advance at Pilot Pen
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Lisa Raymond overcame a loss in the first set and beat Nadia Petrova 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pilot Pen tournament.

Overtime
Brandon Moss doesn't play for the Augusta GreenJackets anymore, but that didn't stop South Atlantic League managers and media from naming the outfielder the league's Most Valuable Player.

Packers sign former Giants end to bolster pass rush
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Unable to develop a pass-rusher opposite Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, the Green Bay Packers signed former New York Giants defensive end Kenny Holmes on Wednesday.

QB says he'll play Saturday night
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick doesn't think his sore right hamstring will prevent him from playing Saturday night against Cincinnati.

Jordan wondering if he has role with Jets
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- LaMont Jordan has heard the words before. Often.

Hearst has fond memories of Devils
Garrison Hearst remembers his first varsity start.

Duuuuce is back and ready for first game in Philly against former team
PHILADELPHIA -- The reverberation in the stands sounded like a typical Philly howl, only those weren't boos each time Duce Staley touched the ball. It was the drawn-out sound of his first name - Duuuuce!

Owens' numbers depend on receivers surrounding him
Like him or hate him, Terrell Owens can be counted on to provide some of the funniest or most outrageous moments of any football season.

Woodson will return to Raiders
NAPA, Calif. - Charles Woodson confirmed Wednesday night he would end his holdout and be in camp with the Oakland Raiders next week.

Peterson to sign one-year contract with 49ers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- All-Pro linebacker Julian Peterson ended his holdout Wednesday and signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.

Dilfer to play Friday
CHENEY, Wash. -- Backup quarterback Trent Dilfer will make his preseason debut for the Seattle Seahawks Friday night against San Diego.

Janie Fricke tries out bluegrass genre - but her way

Janie Fricke tries out bluegrass genre - but her way
I never expected Janie Fricke would record a bluegrass album.

Gymnastics improves despite scandal

Films about mishaps of traveling provide guide on what to avoid

Ratings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of Aug. 16-22. Each ratings point represents 1,084,000 households. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses.

Video Music Awards may be a bit tamer this year

Muppets' 'Wizard of Oz' to include Tarantino
LOS ANGELES -- Blood-and-guts director Quentin Tarantino may be going soft.

Beenie Man barred from MTV show after gay protest

Olympics bring pure ratings gold to NBC
LOS ANGELES -- While the Olympic Games coped with disputed judging numbers, there was no argument about NBC's domination of TV ratings with its coverage from Athens.

Run DMC, Tupac, Public Enemy to honor at inaugural hip-hop awards

Beenie Man barred from MTV show after gay protest
MIAMI -- Dancehall star Beenie Man, who has recorded anti-gay songs in the past, was yanked from a concert associated with the MTV Video Music Awards this weekend after gay groups planned a protest, the network said Wednesday.

Run DMC, Tupac, Public Enemy to honor at inaugural hip-hop awards
NEW YORK -- Rap pioneers Run DMC, DJ Kool Herc and KRS-One, along with Tupac Shakur and Public Enemy, will be among the first hip-hop artists honored by VH1 at its inaugural Hip Hop Honors this fall.

The cast of Fox's 'Arrested Development' speaks for itself

Video Music Awards may be a bit tamer this year
NEW YORK -- In the 21-year history of MTV's Video Music Awards, viewers have been treated to some eye-popping moments - Prince's bare buttocks, Lil' Kim's sequined pasty, Britney and Madonna's steamy kiss last year.

Muppets' 'Wizard of Oz' to include Tarantino

The cast of Fox's 'Arrested Development' speaks for itself
LOS ANGELES -- There aren't many words the Bluths won't let fly out of their mouths - especially when it comes to putting down other family members.

MCG students find their groove making fun, music as a group

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Rodney Dangerfield to undergo heart surgery

Comedian urges New Yorkers to yell "Fuggedaboudit!' during convention

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Exuberant 'Shaolin Soccer' flows with gonzo charm

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Tailback wants to redefine career
ATHENS, Ga. - Tony Milton's college career seems to be defined by the injuries he's battled and the punishing blocks he's delivered.

Films about mishaps of traveling provide guide on what to avoid
I love to travel. I'm a big fan of the road trip, love the relaxed pace of a rail journey and get a little misty just thinking about airports. For me, the journey has always been just as important, if not more important, than the destination.

Oh Canada: Gamecocks heading north
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina coach Dave Odom wants to know as quickly as possible if the Gamecocks can build on last year's NCAA tournament season. So he's taking his club to Canada to find out.

Oh Canada: Gamecocks heading north

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Tropical Storm Frances strengthens in Atlantic