Arts calendar

Arts calendar
AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; free; (803) 642-2015.

Book paints picture of Jimmy Hoffa's demise
"'I Heard You Paint Houses"' is one of the best accounts of the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, former Teamsters union boss and one of the most powerful men in America.

'Supernumerary' describes life aboard a container ship

Photo books orient readers to Asian history and culture

Sunshine State is in a state of distress in Hiaasen's 'Skinny Dip'
Only Carl Hiaasen could come up with a character such as Tool, a Cro-Magnon type who breaks into nursing homes to peel Fentanyl patches off decrepit patients so he can treat the pain from a bullet lodged in his backside.

'Supernumerary' describes life aboard a container ship
In the opening pages of his book "The Colombo Bay," Richard Pollak writes that during lunch with a shipping company executive one day in 2001, he heard the complaint that merchant ships and their crews deserved "a bit more attention and respect than they get."

Photo books orient readers to Asian history and culture
China is a huge country, and "China" (Abrams, $50) is an appropriately huge book.

Sunshine State is in a state of distress in Hiaasen's 'Skinny Dip'

Book paints picture of Jimmy Hoffa's demise

Hurricanes have the power to make us feel small

Odds and Ends
DUVALL, Wash. -- Three 6-week-old cougar kittens were found in a couple's backyard, and authorities have no idea how they ended up there.

Byrd, bats bludgeon hapless Expos in win
MONTREAL - No one really expected Paul Byrd to pitch like a former 17-game winner in his return from elbow surgery, not when he'd spent more than a year away from the mound.

Byrd, bats bludgeon hapless Expos in win

Braves' notebook

Braves' notebook
MONTREAL - Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox didn't know Charles Thomas when the rookie outfielder arrived from Class AAA Richmond on June 23, but former Braves shortstop Rafael Belliard was more than familiar with him.

Business calendar
Monday: Financial Peace University; Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church; 6:30 p.m.; the 13&812;week program taught by Dave Ramsey teaches families and individuals how to handle money through common&812;sense principals and small group accountability.

Area sports bars gear up to serve football fanatics

Restaurants anchor plan for Evans development

Present company as industry expert to customers
A challenge facing all businesses is how to get their customers' attention. Everywhere you turn, you are bombarded by advertisements for products or services. There is so much information in the market that customers lose their ability to focus on the message.

Service sector growth slows in August
NEW YORK - The U.S. service sector accelerated its hiring in August, but its growth rate slowed markedly compared with July, according to a report released Friday.

Area sports bars gear up to serve football fanatics
If you're ready for some football, then your time has come. With the college season already under way and the National Football League kicking off Thursday, football fans everywhere are celebrating.

Motorists grumble, but submit to high gasoline prices

Weekly U.S. rig count up by 10

Economy adds 144,000 jobs, jobless rate dips to 5.4 percent

Weekly U.S. rig count up by 10
HOUSTON -- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the United States rose by 10 this week to 1,249.

Independent contractors can be a boon to small businesses
NEW YORK -- Your small company has a three-month project for a new client. Do you take on a new employee or hire an independent contractor?

Motorists grumble, but submit to high gasoline prices
ORANGE, Va. -- Pointing to the Dodge Durango sport utility vehicle she uses even for short trips, bed-and-breakfast owner Patricia North puckered her lips and mimicked the sound of water going down a drain.

Richmond County property transfers
Richmond County property transfers for Aug. 12-23. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Procter & Gamble, Vidal Sassoon settle suit
LOS ANGELES -- Legendary hairstylist Vidal Sassoon and consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co. have settled a lawsuit over claims that P&G deliberately sabotaged the Sassoon product line in favor of a competing brand.

Disney eyes partnerships as way to expand video-on-demand
LOS ANGELES -- The Walt Disney Co. has postponed an expansion of its video-on-demand service while it explores partnerships that could result in a deal to include the service in set-top boxes, computers or other devices.

Sony in talks to sell products in U.S. Wal-Mart, Costco stores

Business calendar

On the move
Angelica Catlett has joined the Student Services department at Troy University.

Present company as industry expert to customers

Service sector growth slows in August

Procter & Gamble, Vidal Sassoon settle suit

Florida tourism grinds to a halt as hurricane approaches
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Casey Parlacka planned to be in Walt Disney World on Thursday for a Labor Day weekend trip with her best friend.

Independent contractors can be a boon to small businesses

Restaurants anchor plan for Evans development
It's a site where bulldozers have served up plenty of dirt in the past few months. But by early spring, the land across from the Evans Wal-Mart SuperCenter on Washington Road will become a place for serving hungry customers inside new restaurants.

On the move

Economy adds 144,000 jobs, jobless rate dips to 5.4 percent
WASHINGTON -- America's payrolls picked up in August, with the economy adding 144,000 jobs, slightly less than economists were forecasting and highlighting the slow and uneven recovery in the labor market that jobseekers have braved.

Richmond County property transfers

Sony in talks to sell products in U.S. Wal-Mart, Costco stores
TOKYO -- The electronics and entertainment giant Sony Corp. is talking with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Costco Wholesale Corp. in an effort to boost sales by shipping to U.S. discount chains with which it previously did little business.

Tax Ministry increases its back taxes claim against Yukos
MOSCOW -- The Tax Ministry raised its tax bill for 2001 against the floundering Yukos oil giant by some $700 million, bringing total back tax claims against Russia's biggest oil producer to $7.4 billion, the company said Friday.

Hurricanes are crunch time for the reinsurance business

Disney eyes partnerships as way to expand video-on-demand

Hurricanes are crunch time for the reinsurance business
ATLANTA -- High-tech charts and up-to-the-minute data meticulously track Hurricane Frances as employees run storm simulations that pop out specific damage estimates for certain zip codes.

Augusta is alive with the sound of taxes

Augusta is alive with the sound of taxes
On Wednesday morning, when Augusta commissioners met to continue working on their special purpose local option sales tax phase 5 project list, they were $5 million over their $386 million targeted cap. Fifteen hours later, at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, they were $100 million over the cap. So they just reset the cap at $486 million.

Clemson notebook
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson's defense might want to think twice before it sends jabs toward Wake Forest running back Eric Barclay again.

Clemson rallies to win in OT
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Tommy Bowden told backup running back Kyle Browning to be ready against Wake Forest.

Clemson notebook

Clemson rallies to win in OT

Florida league lashes back at hurricane delay
MIAMI - The decision to postpone the nationally televised Florida State-Miami game to Friday night didn't please everyone.

Texas Christian comes out on top
FORT WORTH, Texas - The defensive mind of Texas Christian coach Gary Patterson just wouldn't let him enjoy the victory. Not after the Horned Frogs gave up 637 yards and 14-point leads three times.

South Carolina schools get shot at larger in-state rivals
COLUMBIA - It's not easy for Benedict fans to forget what happened in last year's Palmetto Capital City Classic, but it seems both coaches have put their post-game squabble behind them.

South Carolina schools get shot at larger in-state rivals

College football spotlights

Hephzibah native earns spot with Tide

Freshman will make history for Volunteers
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Brent Schaeffer will become the first true freshman to start at quarterback in a season opener for No. 14 Tennessee when the Volunteers play UNLV on Sunday.

Buckeyes dominate Bearcats
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Jim Tressel got little joy out of beating a good friend.

College football spotlights
GEORGIA TECH (0-0) VS. SAMFORD (1-0)

SEC roundup
AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn's offense produced points and the no-name defense didn't allow any, a flip-flop from last season's awful opener.

Buckeyes dominate Bearcats

SEC roundup

Freshman will make history for Volunteers

Texas Christian comes out on top

ACC roundup
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina needed a dominating fourth quarter to avoid a stunning start to the season Saturday.

ACC roundup

Hephzibah native earns spot with Tide
Friday ended the same as every day for Rudy Griffin.

Mayor Young blew it
When Hurricane Charley ravaged Florida, Augusta Mayor Bob Young was eager to visit the devastation.

Know your enemy
What if forecasters were trying to warn the coast about Hurricane Frances - but couldn't bring themselves to say the word "hurricane"?

Know your enemy

A confounding case
A dead body is pretty obvious. So is a knife wound. Missing money can be tracked through paper work. A stolen appliance leaves an awful hole.

No second-guessing here
How would you react if someone pointed a gun at you - after having already fired the weapon in your direction?

People in the News
VENICE, Italy -- Tom Cruise was playing cold and heartless at the Venice International Film Festival in his hit-man role as Vincent, the devil in a gray tailored suit, in Michael Mann's action-thriller "Collateral."

Actor Tom Sizemore's probation is revoked
LOS ANGELES -- Actor Tom Sizemore's probation in a domestic abuse case involving former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss was revoked Thursday because he failed to complete a drug test.

Miss Universe suffers wardrobe malfunction on catwalk
SYDNEY, Australia -- Hundreds of people turned out to see Miss Universe strut her stuff on the catwalk. They weren't expecting to see this much of her.

Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath to co-host "Extra"
LOS ANGELES -- Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath has signed on as permanent co-host of the TV entertainment show "Extra," producers said Thursday.

Report: Michael Jackson paid $2 million to another accuser
LOS ANGELES -- Michael Jackson allegedly staved off a child molestation accusation in 1990 with a $2 million payment to the son of an employee at his Neverland Ranch, according to a television report.

Warner Bros. rejects anti-war documentary for 'Three Kings' DVD
LOS ANGELES -- Filmmaker David O. Russell planned to distribute a new anti-war documentary along with an upcoming Warner Bros. DVD release of his 1999 movie "Three Kings." But studio executives now say his finished documentary isn't what they had in mind, so they're giving it back to him.

Intel cuts quarterly sales forecast amid sluggish PC orders
SAN FRANCISCO -- Shares of Intel Corp. fell nearly 8 percent Friday after the computer chip giant's management lowered the company's financial projections after concluding businesses and consumers aren't in a spending mood.

Bonds fall
NEW YORK -- Bond prices fell Friday, as stocks were modestly lower in the wake of an uninspiring government job report.

Mandalay Resort Group profit hurt by health costs, successful gamblers
LAS VEGAS -- Mandalay Resort Group Inc. posted a 38 percent jump in second-quarter profit, although the results fell short of analyst forecasts because of steep health care costs and lucky gamblers winning at its flagship property.

What alternative sites exist for online travel shopping?

3Com warns revenue will fall short of expectations
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. -- 3Com Corp. said Friday its quarterly revenue will come in around 10 percent below its previous expectation, an announcement that sent shares of the communications network supplier down 10 percent.

Costs of owning a pet can add up quickly

Bonds fall

Big Movers in the Stock Market

Best Buy sales increase 13 percent
MINNEAPOLIS -- Best Buy Co. Inc.'s second-quarter results will show a 13 percent increase in revenue and 4.3 percent growth in same-store sales, the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer said Thursday.

Costs of owning a pet can add up quickly
NEW YORK -- Kittens and puppies at the pet store or local pound may tug at your heartstrings, but new pet owners soon find that animal companions can also tug at their pursestrings.

Stocks lower on jobs picture, Intel warning
NEW YORK -- Technology stocks led Wall Street lower Friday after an uninspiring employment report failed to mitigate investors' concerns over Intel Corp.'s profit outlook. The major indexes finished the week mixed.

What alternative sites exist for online travel shopping?
Q. I've been booking travel online for years, but keep going back to the same sites. Am I missing out on potentially better deals and services and, if so, where might I find them?

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

Best Buy sales increase 13 percent

Tokyo stocks fall, U.S. dollar up against yen
TOKYO -- Tokyo share prices fell steeply Friday, led by technology stocks after a disappointing report from U.S. chip giant Intel Corp. The U.S. dollar was up against the Japanese yen.

Mandalay Resort Group profit hurt by health costs, successful gamblers

Revamped Eagles put on a good show
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia Southern came into this game with more questions than a quiz bowl.

Little revealed in Jackets' win
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's season-opening victory over Samford on Saturday didn't have much flavor to it.

Georgia Tech notebook
ATLANTA - P.J. Daniels' humility is about what you'd expect from a former walk-on, sixth-string tailback turned star.

Revamped Eagles put on a good show

Little revealed in Jackets' win

Georgia Tech notebook

Hurricane might not let Jackets finish season
When the Augusta GreenJackets arrived in Savannah, Ga., early Friday morning, it looked like they'd ventured farther south.

Jimenez in lead, driving for five

Augusta's Archie, Kite team for 72
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Augusta's Shepherd Archie III hoped to draw Tom Watson as his playing partner in the Champions Tour's First Tee of Pebble Beach event because Watson won a U.S. Open at the course in 1982.

Vijay on verge of being No. 1

Augusta's Archie, Kite team for 72

Vijay on verge of being No. 1
NORTON, Mass. - Forget college football: The best battle for No. 1 might be taking place on a golf course outside of Boston.

Palmer, Woods lead at Boston
NORTON, Mass. - Even before he took the first-round lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship, Tiger Woods was having a good day.

Palmer, Woods lead at Boston

Jimenez in lead, driving for five
CRANS-SUR-SIERRE, Switzerland - Miguel Angel Jimenez shot 5-under-par 66 on Saturday to regain the lead at the European Masters, with Ryder Cup teammates Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia a stroke behind after three rounds.

Hurricane might not let Jackets finish season

Knights' time to shine

Finding his way

Hephzibah native earns spot with Tide

High School football capsules

Cavs push Lions aside

Junior ignites Patriots in win

Smith stops Bulldogs in close contest

Warriors wipe out Bulldogs

Jackets' leader silences critics

Byrd leads rout

Finding his way
Thomson High School quarterback Dan Ivey turns behind offensive lineman Ray Cummings before sprinting into the end zone for a touchdown on Thomson's only score in the first half of Saturday night's 13-12 victory over Liberty County.

Warriors wipe out Bulldogs
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - The fireworks that followed Jefferson County's 35-2 Region 3-AAA victory over Harlem could hardly compare to those supplied on the field by running back Jeffrey Walker.

Fighting Irish remain undefeated
ATHENS, Ga. - Ask any coach about turnovers and you're likely to get the same response - they'll kill you.

Junior ignites Patriots in win
Westside junior Jon Wiley spent most of his time on defense in the Patriots' first two games this season. But when starting fullback Tristan Jackson did not dress in Friday's game against the Greenbrier Wolfpack, Wiley stepped in and had a career day.

Knights' time to shine
Marty Jackson has been coaching at Evans for only a little more than a year, so he's not exactly a Knights football encyclopedia.

Mustangs manhandle Musketeers
GUYTON, Ga. - South Effingham coach Bob Herdon isn't sure his team has established itself as a contender for the Region 3-AAA title.

Hephzibah native earns spot with Tide
Friday ended the same as every day for Rudy Griffin.

High School football capsules
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Statesboro senior running back Nick Wedlow made sure there would be no repeat of last year's game with Swainsboro.

Smith stops Bulldogs in close contest
AIKEN - The Aiken High School football program lists Terrence Smith as a wide receiver, running back and defensive back.

Jackets' leader silences critics
It's best to let the North Augusta players draw their own conclusions.

Mustangs manhandle meek Musketeers
GUYTON, Ga. - South Effingham coach Bob Herdon isn't sure his team has established itself as a contender for the Region 3-AAA title.

Byrd leads rout
NORTH AUGUSTA - Midland Valley can thank some of its biggest fans for putting a "Kick Me" sing on a juggernaut's back Friday night at North Augusta Stadium.

Cavs push Lions aside
It took three games, but someone finally welcomed Augusta Christian to the South Carolina Independent Schools Association.

Defense defines Bulldogs
It would be easy to talk about Damien Bell, given the Butler junior running back's propensity for finding the end zone.

Weakened Hurricane Frances tears through Bahamas
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Hurricane Frances plowed through the Bahamas' biggest city Friday, unleashing howling wind that blew out windows and set off bursts of looting. One man died in the storm as he struggled to fill his generator.

Frances crawls toward Florida
STUART, Fla. -- Hurricane Frances weakened and slowed Friday as it approached Florida, prolonging the anxiety among the millions evacuated and raising fears of a long and ruinous drenching over the Labor Day weekend.

Gasoline in short supply as Frances approaches
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Patricia Thomas wanted to get out of town Thursday and escape Hurricane Frances, but she couldn't find the high-octane gas her BMW coupe requires.

FEMA, Red Cross ready for second powerful storm to hit Florida
WASHINGTON -- Anticipating major flooding, federal emergency officials stockpiled water pumps and thousands of sandbags Friday to move into Florida ahead of Hurricane Frances.

Pavement sensors help officials in hurricane evacuations
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Tourists and residents fleeing the coast before a hurricane don't notice, but emergency officials can monitor how quickly they leave thanks to pavement sensors that count vehicles and calculate their speed.

Hurricane uncertainty has some Georgians stocking up
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. -- With Hurricane Frances too close and too powerful to ignore, residents of coastal Georgia - where no major hurricane has hit in more than a century - hedged their bets, stocking up on supplies and booking inland hotel rooms.

Weary with worry, Floridians await potent, slow-moving Frances
FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- Potent but slow-moving Hurricane Frances snapped power lines and whipped the Atlantic coast with winds over 90 mph Saturday, knocking out electricity for about 2 million people and forcing Floridians to endure another day of waiting and worrying.

Hurricanes have the power to make us feel small
I've still got the map. Its corners are curled and worn; its Rand-McNally boundaries have faded to the palest of pastels.

Sorry populace deserves John Kerry

Sales tax is ripe for corruption
Augusta citizens should berate the commissioners. To begin with, the special-purpose local option sales tax is a con that claims money before it is even proved to be needed. Then the commissioners can feel like big shots as they dole out millions, along with putting money where government has no business, such as sports and entertainment. Bill Dekle, Millen

Look at big ASU housing picture
It sounds like a great idea: student housing for Augusta State University students. But $400-plus a month for rent? Tony Prestifilippo Augusta

School clothing policy is unfair
Before we resurrect Sen. Joseph McCarthy and resume his hearings on un-American activities to persecute a teacher ("Boy gets detention for patriotic T-shirt," Aug. 25, Page 1A), perhaps we should examine the situation a bit closer. James Tanner, Thomson

Aquinas win was far underexposed

Sales tax is ripe for corruption

Leaders are height of incompetence
After reading about the recent Augusta Commission meetings to deal with the special-purpose local option sales tax issue, my first response was bewilderment. Then I laughed. Upon further reflection, I became disgusted. Walter D. Burchfield, Augusta

Aquinas win was far underexposed
As an Aquinas High School graduate, I am very disappointed to find coverage of the Aug. 27 Academy of Richmond County-Aquinas football game buried on Page 6C. Ed Holmes, Augusta

Kerry is traitorous and cowardly

Kerry is traitorous and cowardly
Here in the South, the American South, we view John Kerry as someone who was a traitor to his country and the soldiers whom he fought alongside in Vietnam. He made political hay and a name for himself by iterating isolated incidents before the nation and the world. Milton Gresham, Evans

Football matchup sparked memories
As a former Aquinas football player (1964-1966), I was looking forward with much anticipation to the renewal of the old rivalry between my old alma mater and the Academy of Richmond County. Back when I played with the Fightin' Irish, Denny Leonard was the coach. How much I wish he was around today to have seen the game played Aug. 27. Daniel Jacobs, Redwood City, Calif.

Parking woes marred movie night
Aug. 27 was a big night in downtown Augusta for the rejuvenation of the old Imperial Theatre's Movie Night. We were so excited about seeing Gone with the Wind on a real movie screen again. The down side, however, was the struggle to find nearby parking with such a successful event happening. Bob and Joyce Schloesser, Augusta

Christianity is taught in schools
I read with some concern yet another letter to the editor recommending that Christianity be taught in public schools ("Bring Christianity into our schools," Aug. 26). I would like to bring to the writer's attention the fact that Christianity is permitted to be taught in public schools. In fact, the writer is currently attending a public school in which Christianity, I suspect, is taught. Jim Moore, Aiken, S.C.

Summer reading was a success
I would like to thank local businesses for their generous donations to the Vacation Reading Program. This year, we had more than 5,000 children who received certificates of achievement. We encourage children to discover the excitement, adventure and joy of reading. With the donations and contributions that we received this year, we were able to add programs and purchase books. Carolyn Fortson, Augusta

Summer reading was a success

Football matchup sparked memories

Parking woes marred movie night

Sorry populace deserves John Kerry
Although I am a lifelong Republican, and fully intend to support and vote for President Bush in the November election, I am terribly afraid that this country and its populace have "progressed" to the point that we indeed deserve the likes of John Kerry as president. William M. Wheeler , Thomson

School clothing policy is unfair

Officers rightly trained to act
As a psychiatrist, I was asked by The Augusta Chronicle for my thoughts on the tragic shooting that occurred in Columbia County where a young woman was killed ("Victim's kin question reaction of deputies," Sept. 1). However, I want to emphasize that what was not apparent in the article was the uncertainty and danger that the police and negotiators faced in dealing with someone who has a weapon and with whom they have no history. Phil Horton, Augusta

EPA's smoking study is flawed
Dr. Michael Shlaer, in his Aug. 22 column ("Evidence on smoke's harm is overwhelming"), gave a good politically correct pitch for banning smoking, but he failed to mention the devious actions by the Environmental Protection Agency in declaring that secondary smoke was a Group A carcinogen. Thomas L. Lamb, Augusta

Couple took time to build their dream house

A leaking chimney can cause brown stains on wall

Style Briefs

Some cool beauty products for the warm weather

Fashion fans hunting down dots, spots and stripes

Popular Sandia Tram offers sprawling views

Odd, aloof genius becomes Mississippi tourist magnet

Some jobs serve up big helping of stress

Travel in style -- in your own railroad car

Leave white dinner jacket at home for autumn cruise around Europe

Beauty business embraces limited editions

Mansion and castle in historic New England seaport

Basque region offers museums, history, beaches - and pintxos

As boomers become seniors, ageism becomes hot topic

Travel briefs

Installing a whirlpool tub
As remodeling contractors for over two decades, we can state with great certainty that one of the most popular remodeling wish list items for a master bathroom is a whirlpool tub.

Popular Sandia Tram offers sprawling views
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Folks here complain that too many tourists use New Mexico's largest city merely as a launching point - renting a car at the airport, then heading straight up Interstate 25 to more popular destinations like Santa Fe or Taos.

Odd, aloof genius becomes Mississippi tourist magnet
OXFORD, Miss. -- The Tokyo fashionista in Rock & Republic jeans raced as fast as her snakeskin stilettos could carry her toward the bronze statue of William Faulkner lounging on a bench.

Scientists say Atlantic becoming saltier
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- You probably did not notice, but during the past 5,000 years or so, the Atlantic Ocean has been getting saltier while the water in the Pacific Ocean has gotten fresher, according to a study co-authored by a University of South Carolina professor.

As boomers become seniors, ageism becomes hot topic
NEW YORK -- Greeting-card and novelty companies call them "Over the Hill" products: the 50th Birthday Coffin Gift Boxes featuring prune juice and anti-aging soap; the "Old Coot" and "Old Biddy" bobblehead dolls; the birthday cards mocking the mobility, intellect and sex drive of the no-longer-young.

Fashion fans hunting down dots, spots and stripes
NEW YORK -- Animal prints are no longer the mark of fashion's wild side. Leopard dots, and even Dalmatian spots and zebra stripes, are solidly part of the mainstream. But this season's take on the formerly rebellious look is to - gasp - put the print into preppy silhouettes.

Couple took time to build their dream house
Dreams meet reality and the Far East meets the South at the home of Joe and Lee Ann Collier in Millen, Ga.

Beauty business embraces limited editions
NEW YORK -- The beauty business is built on brand loyalty. More so than the fickle world of fashion, fragrance and cosmetics makers count on customers who buy the same product again and again.

Mansion and castle in historic New England seaport
GLOUCESTER, Mass. -- This busy fishing town at the center of scenic Cape Ann calls itself America's oldest seaport. Settled in 1623, Gloucester is known for fresh seafood and as a launching point for whale-watch excursions. But it's also home to two unusual homes, each dating back less than a century, that may prove a worthwhile sidetrip for leaf-peepers and others visiting the area, just a 45-minute drive from Boston.

Some cool beauty products for the warm weather
Want to change your look in a matter of minutes? Try changing your makeup - there are plenty of new products to play with.

Travel briefs
VIENNA, Austria -- An 18th century palace in Vienna has been reborn as a world-class museum.

A leaking chimney can cause brown stains on wall
Q: The chimney in our 80-year-old house "sweats." Brown juice comes through the bricks of the chimney and seeps down our bedroom wall. There is no odor, but it dries crusty. Roofers and the gas company came out to look at it. They are stumped. Can you suggest something? - Blanche

Style Briefs
NEW YORK -- Giorgio Armani's expanded made-to-measure service really has the personal touch: Each suit, shirt, tie or topcoat features a customized label inscribed with "Giorgio Armani for ..."

Leave white dinner jacket at home for autumn cruise around Europe
Dear Carson: What is the protocol for wearing a white dinner jacket? I will be going on a three-week cruise around Europe and across the Atlantic to the United States in November. There will be seven formal nights, and although I do have a black tuxedo, I thought a change would be nice. - Tux Tither

Travel in style -- in your own railroad car
At the end of a string of sleek silver Amtrak coaches that pulled into the Manassas, Va., station, a man wearing a weathered porter's hat climbs down from the open rear platform of a green-and-blue car from another era.

Some jobs serve up big helping of stress
The president of the United States might have a stressful job, but even the easiest occupation can be a miserable experience if you don't get along with your co-workers.

Basque region offers museums, history, beaches - and pintxos
BILBAO, Spain -- Many visitors to Spain tend toward the cities of Madrid, Barcelona and the more Mediterranean-flavored south.

Across the area
Police are investigating reports of cars being damaged on River Watch Parkway, apparently by rocks thrown from the side of the road.

Across South Carolina

Insurers drop risky surgery
CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Caro-lina's government is not the only large employer telling workers their health insurance will no longer cover an increasingly popular and expensive surgery to help extremely obese people lose weight.

Across the area
An Augusta man who shot and killed a neighbor was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison.

Illness attack can be deadly
She heard nothing unusual in his voice when he called to say he would have to work on Mother's Day and asked if they could do lunch the day after. It was the last time Bettye Swain, of Augusta, would talk to her son, Paul. Hours later, the 35-year-old Savannah police officer was dead, not from gunfire or an accident but from a severe asthma attack.

Killer gets life sentence
An Augusta man who previously served time in prison for killing his wife is headed back, this time for life.

Board battle gains steam

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 1-year old Aniya Burley of Augusta.

Across the area

Police find link in break-ins
Police believe more than 20 vehicle break-ins in eastern Columbia County are connected.

Churches provide more than spiritual guidance

Landfill developer wants court delay
A developer's appeal of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division's denial of permits for a private landfill in Taliaferro County has been assigned to a state administrative law judge.

Evacuees fill empty rooms in Savannah
SAVANNAH, Ga. - For the hotels, restaurants and other attractions in Savannah's historic downtown, Labor Day weekend looked like a bust.

State reports West Nile signs
South Carolina has its first probable human case of West Nile virus of the year, but officials said Friday it is to be expected this time of year.

Across Georgia

Volunteer teams prepare to help
Even while on a family vacation at Lake Tahoe, Chester Parker constantly tracked Hurricane Charley on the Weather Channel.

Deal ends wrongful-death case
A corporation that owns an Augusta nursing home has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of a man fatally burned at the home.

Rants and raves
AUGUSTA-RICHMOND County, the second-largest metropolis in the state of Georgia. What a joke. Augusta is no more than a country town on steroids.

Crashes plague overpass
When you walk into Budget Truck Rental on Broad Street, a large sign on the counter reads "Don't use Olive Road."

Classic sandwich rules county school cafeterias
Michael Desormeaux munches on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich inside Lakeside High School's lunchroom. The 17-year-old junior quickly scarfs the staple as another one awaits on his tray.

Sales-tax proposal stirs anger of mayor

Donated CDs hit low note at library
If you're a fan of Christina Aguilera, you're in luck.

Kid of the Day

Insurers drop risky surgery

Close homes worry county fire officials
If you build it too close, the danger will come. In Columbia County, it's a fire threat that officials see as more and more of a possibility as development grows at a rapid pace.

Coach sues university over firing

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Killer gets life sentence

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - A Florida family fleeing Hurricane Frances thought they had enough to think about as they secured their home, made hotel reservations and battled traffic on Interstate 95.

Landfill developer wants court delay

Residents celebrate revival
In the 1990s, the area at Wheeler Road and Mount Auburn and Fleming avenues was known for illicit drug activity, dilapidated houses and hopelessness.

Schools squeeze rallies into day

Delegates focus on grass roots

Rants and raves
AUGUSTA-RICHMOND County, the second-largest metropolis in the state of Georgia. What a joke. Augusta is no more than a country town on steroids.

Across the southeast

Kid of the day

Deal ends wrongful-death case

Donated CDs hit low note at library

Schools squeeze rallies into day
AIKEN - The Strom Thurmond High School Rebels might stick with a change to keep pep rallies after school from now on.

Police find link in break-ins

Burns' rival assails claim in newsletter

Sales-tax proposal stirs anger of mayor
Augusta Mayor Bob Young said he'll vote against the $486 million special-purpose sales-tax package commissioners put together while he was at the Republican National Convention this week.

Faith, high standards keep children at home

Faith, high standards keep children at home
AIKEN - By 7:30 a.m. each day, Linda Coffin has started a load of laundry, completed her morning walk and prepared breakfast for her eight children.

State reports West Nile signs

Coach sues university over firing
ATHENS, Ga. - Claiming her First Amendment rights were violated, the University of Georgia's former cheerleading coach filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Thursday against the UGA Athletic Association, more than a week after she was fired for allegedly discriminating against a Jewish cheerleader.

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Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Georgia's net revenue collections for August totalled nearly $1.27 billion, up more than $263 million from the previous year.

Board battle gains steam
AIKEN - Challengers in the race to capture Aiken County school board seats up for grabs Nov. 2 say the way school dollars are used doesn't exactly make sense.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - The Charleston County Council will not make other governments help pay back $11.3 million it overcharged in property taxes in 2001.

Auto industry seeks minorities for jobs
ATLANTA - Latricea Mosley stands in an expansive auto technician's bay, confidently recalling replacing catalytic converters and tweaking high-tech seat sensors.

Ex-judge backs county's lawsuit
WINDER, Ga. - Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore urged guests at a $50-a-seat dinner Thursday night in Barrow County to become part of the fight against an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit challenging a Ten Commandments plaque hanging in the courthouse.

Churches provide more than spiritual guidance
GRANITEVILLE - On a recent Sunday morning on the shore of Langley Pond, men cried praise to Jesus in Spanish. Vibrant silk veils fluttered in the wind on the heads of olive-skinned women who jubilantly sang and clapped their hands.

Bargains, antiques fill aisles of flea market
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The parking lot is sandy and it can be a long, hot walk to the shade. And once inside, it's not a whole lot cooler because there's very little air conditioning at Keller's Flea Market.

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Kids Count field narrows to four
Though her parents don't know exactly what the future holds for Isabelle Schwartz, they do see college.

Treatment of young inmates creates stir
ATLANTA - The debate over the treatment of young prisoners continued last week with two legislators exchanging contentious letters on the issue.

Auto industry seeks minorities for jobs

Organic growers push for a more natural nut
ALBANY, Ga. - Georgia is the nation's leading peanut-producing state, yet it still has no presence in the fast-growing organic peanut market.

Burns' rival assails claim in newsletter
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Democratic opponent of U.S. Rep. Max Burns has taken exception to a taxpayer-funded newsletter in which the congressman is said to have "created" the Department of Homeland Security.

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG - A prosecutor and leaders at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center have met to discuss how the hospital handles reporting incidents that could warrant police action.

Evacuees pack Georgia roads
VALDOSTA, Ga. - Hurricane evacuees from Florida have fled to Georgia, jamming highways, filling Georgia's hotel rooms and prompting emergency shelters.

Across the southeast
MURFREESBORO, TENN. - Two Indiana men, believed to be headed to Georgia, were arrested and accused of tossing bales of marijuana from their SUV as they fled from police.

Around town
michael holahan/staffJohnny Payne sings I Miss You during The Augusta Chronicle's third annual Singer-Songwriter contest at the Augusta Common. Mr. Payne's song is dedicated to his father, who died last year. The winners of this year's competition, which was held Friday, are the Livingroom Legends, first place; Hank Murphy, second place; and Brian Sharp, third.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Haley Summer Kitchens of Martinez.

State reports West Nile signs
South Carolina has its first probable human case of West Nile virus of the year, but officials said Friday it is to be expected this time of year.

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Pavement sensors help officials in hurricane evacuations
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Tourists and residents fleeing the coast before a hurricane don't notice, but emergency officials can monitor how quickly they leave thanks to pavement sensors that count vehicles and calculate their speed.

Illness attack can be deadly

Ex-judge backs county's lawsuit

Close homes worry county fire officials

News you can use
SEPT. 4, 1963 Millard A. Beckum was selected as executive vice president of the Augusta Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday by a unanimous decision of the board of directors.

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Volunteer teams prepare to help

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Script allows Ware to make history
ATHENS, Ga. - It won't have an asterisk beside it and it wouldn't be fair to Danny Ware if it did.

At the Movies: 'Paparazzi'
Some movies are comedies, some are dramas. When "Paparazzi" comes out on video, which should be happening right ... about ... now, you can find it filed under the "No, duh" category.

At the Movies: 'Paparazzi'

Vickers pops into pole in California
FONTANA, Calif. - Brian Vickers, the youngest driver in the Pop Secret 500 at California Speedway, won the pole position Friday afternoon at the two-mile racetrack with a lap of 187.417 mph.

Darlington track goes dark this Labor Day weekend
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Longtime NASCAR fan Will Folderman brought his children to watch history at Darlington Raceway last week. He wishes he were doing it again this week at the Southern 500.

Darlington track goes dark this Labor Day weekend

Vickers pops into pole in California

Accuser's stress ends Kobe case
EAGLE, Colo. - The rape case against Kobe Bryant finally fell to pieces shortly after 11 a.m. on Wednesday, when his accuser called District Attorney Mark Hurlbert to say she had had enough and would no longer cooperate.

Accuser's stress ends Kobe case

Injuries plague league

Falcons' notebook

Brooking hurt; Atlanta defense again takes hit

Col. Maurice Rice    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. William Garland Harris, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Emma Henderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Margaret Guisti    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Margaret Guisti    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Lonnie Hopkins, Jr.    (BLYTHE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Jones    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Miss Lisa Cook    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Ms. Elizabeth Maloney    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Betty Walling    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
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Mr. C.W. "Butch" Bragg Jr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
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Mrs. Mal Na Roberts    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Col. Maurice Rice    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Ollie Flanders (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Ms. Elizabeth Maloney (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Varnell (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Jackie Davis (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. John D. Hobbs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mal Na Roberts (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Polly Brassell (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Glennis Boyd (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Guisti (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Jones (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Abraham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ricky May (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McCain (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Carrie Hackney (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Ms. Emma Henderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Elease Reid (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Guisti (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Shawanna D. Crawford (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Jones (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sharon Hudson

Mr. Gene Baggett (THOMSON, Ga.)

Col. Maurice Rice (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Thomas (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William Foster Sr. (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Miss Lisa Cook (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Lonnie Hopkins, Jr. (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Sullivan (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mr. Tommy Kersey (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy T. Butler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cleo Covington (SUMMERTOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Miller Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lessie Cohen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rancy McGahee (WRENS, Ga.)

Ms. Lisa Cook (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lessie Cohen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Col. Maurice Rice (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Annie Brinson (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Monika Hutto (EVANS, Ga.)

North Georgia mountains bring out best in folks
If heaven is prettier than the north Georgia mountains, I promise to change my sorry ways and be a lot nicer in the future. Otherwise, I am going to ask God that if it is all the same with Him, would it be OK for me to just hang out somewhere in the vicinity of Dawson County for eternity, or until a white male Republican is elected mayor of Atlanta, which may be a lot longer than eternity.

North Georgia mountains bring out best in folks
If heaven is prettier than the north Georgia mountains, I promise to change my sorry ways and be a lot nicer in the future. Otherwise, I am going to ask God that if it is all the same with Him, would it be OK for me to just hang out somewhere in the vicinity of Dawson County for eternity, or until a white male Republican is elected mayor of Atlanta, which may be a lot longer than eternity.

These aren't your father's anti-war protesters
Republican convention delegates ran into more than a few nuts over the past week in New York.

These aren't your father's anti-war protesters
Republican convention delegates ran into more than a few nuts over the past week in New York.

Capriati wants replay after win

Federer works more magic at U.S. Open

American teenager isn't quite up to upset task

Area sports announcements

Overtime

Keller plays for his country, but not club

Overtime

Capriati wants replay after win
NEW YORK - Jennifer Capriati lobbied for instant replay Friday at the U.S. Open. And that was after a victory.

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

Federer works more magic at U.S. Open
NEW YORK - For most tennis players, having about the same number of clean winners as unforced errors translates into a pretty good performance.

Keller plays for his country, but not club
Kasey Keller plays only in World Cup qualifiers these days.

Overtime
In Fontana, Calif., Greg Biffle won a race-long duel with Casey Mears, pulling away over the final two laps to capture the NASCAR Busch Series race Saturday at California Speedway.

Overtime
Georgia Tech might have certified 17 student-athletes to compete in sports when they weren't academically eligible.

American teenager isn't quite up to upset task
NEW YORK - Angela Haynes got what she wanted at the U.S. Open. Sort of, anyway.

The big one
specialThe big oneJewel Jessie of Hephzibah was casting a Rat-L-Trap during a recent bass tournament at Fort Gordon's Butler Reservoir in August when a heavy fish hit the bait. Thinking he had a prize-winning largemouth on the way, he cranked eagerly - then learned he landed this 3-pound, 10-ounce crappie, his largest ever of that species. Although spawning crappie are plentiful in late winter and early spring, big solitary fish can also be caught in late summer and early fall.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

The big one

Storks still flock to Silver Bluff
JACKSON, S.C. - Its spindly legs and slender build make the wood stork an unlikely candidate for the World's Hungriest Predator list.

Delegates focus on grass roots
NEW YORK - Georgia delegates headed home this weekend from the Republican National Convention pumped up and aiming to secure a second term for President Bush.

Brooking hurt; Atlanta defense again takes hit
LANDOVER, Md. - Keith Brooking does not miss many tackles, but he never whiffs on consecutive chances.

Andersen gets the boot from Chiefs
Morten Andersen, the second-leading scorer in NFL history, was told Friday he has lost his job to a kicker 18 years younger.

Injuries plague league
Terrell Owens and Jevon Kearse arrived in Philadelphia this spring as the top receiver and pass rusher who can elevate the hopes of a team that has lost three straight NFC title games.

Falcons' notebook
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Keith Brooking reported for treatment on his right hamstring Saturday at Atlanta Falcons headquarters, but the three-time Pro Bowl linebacker told coach Jim Mora he will be ready for the Sept. 12 season opener at San Francisco.

Faith digest
SWEETWATER Church of God will hold a yard sale at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the church, 1444 Edgefield Road in North Augusta. Barbecue plates cost $4 and $5. For more information, call 279-6100.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar is a roundup of church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Daughter's death inspires woman to set up foundation
Ebele Okafor, of North Augusta, packed up her daughter Ngozi, 3, and son Ndidiamaka, 1, at the end of 1993 to visit her native Nigeria.

Seventeen magazine, the girls' fashion bible, gets religion
NEW YORK -- Faiza worships five times a day, while Rhianna is as likely to believe in God as in the Easter Bunny. Kristin prays too, but to the God and the Goddess.

A leading Jewish scholar offers the latest on the afterlife
Western religions that believe in the one God traditionally teach that after the present life, individuals will exist eternally in resurrected bodies. Eastern religions believe the soul is embodied in either human or animal forms in numerous past and future lives.

Believers' task is to restore life to God's design
Right from the beginning, God gave us gifts so that we could enjoy the abundant life. God gave Adam a companion, a helper, a woman to share life's experiences. God placed them in the Garden of Eden, where there were all kinds of good things to eat and enjoy. Adam and Eve had it made.

Bishop's memoirs detail his early days
Cullen Hicks' first exposure to Holiness preaching was at Pine Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church near Swainsboro, Ga., when he was 4 years old.

Book explores faith's place in U.S. history
Booksellers were scrambling a month ago after rocketing sales of Nancy Pearcey's Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity caught them off guard.

Religion News in Brief
FRESNO, Calif. -- A Fresno congregation that quit the United Methodist Church has been granted ownership of its property under a unanimous state appeals court ruling that overturned a lower court.

Amid carousels and corndogs, heavenly inspiration
SEDALIA, Mo. -- The Rev. John Vakulskas walks tall here in the midway, among the twirling rides and twinkling lights, where the scent of cotton candy wafts and the playful cries of children resound.

Storks still flock to Silver Bluff

Script allows Ware to make history

Fox says 'you're hired' to Ivana Trump

'Pilot Season' is a hilarious comedy on Trio
NEW YORK -- This fall's TV shows are only just starting to premiere. But in a scant four months, pilot season will be cranking up, with next fall in its sights.

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. 23-29. Each ratings point represents 1,084,000 households. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses.

CBS for sale, sort of
NEW YORK -- CBS is auctioning off everything but the kitchen sink to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation - and promote the network's new fall season.

'Pilot Season' is a hilarious comedy on Trio

Fox says 'you're hired' to Ivana Trump
NEW YORK -- Another famous Trump is getting a reality TV show. This time, it's Ivana's turn.

CBS for sale, sort of

People in the News

Miss Universe suffers wardrobe malfunction on catwalk

Actor Tom Sizemore's probation is revoked

Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath to co-host "Extra"

Report: Michael Jackson paid $2 million to another accuser

Big plays give Bulldogs spark
ATHENS, Ga. - Not many believed Georgia coach Mark Richt when he warned that Division I-AA Georgia Southern was a team his No. 3 Bulldogs could not afford to overlook.

'No crying anymore'

Big plays give Bulldogs spark

'No crying anymore'
ATHENS, Ga. - One hundred nineteen players took the field at Sanford Stadium on Saturday for the season opener wearing the familiar red and black, but only one had already worn a simple cap and gown.

Holtz's approach seems to work for Gamecocks

Holtz's approach seems to work for Gamecocks
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Coach Lou Holtz grinned and gushed about his South Carolina team just after the Gamecocks beat Vanderbilt, 31-6 on Saturday, in the season opener.

Odds and Ends

FEMA, Red Cross ready for second powerful storm to hit Florida

Book explores faith's place in U.S. history

Seventeen magazine, the girls' fashion bible, gets religion

A leading Jewish scholar offers the latest on the afterlife

Believers' task is to restore life to God's design

Faith digest

Faith calendar

Religion News in Brief

Bishop's memoirs detail his early days

Amid carousels and corndogs, heavenly inspiration