Broadway grosses off 20 percent during convention
NEW YORK -- All those delegates to the Republican National Convention didn't do Broadway box offices much good.

Six emerging writers win $10,000 Rona Jaffe prize

Six emerging writers win $10,000 Rona Jaffe prize
NEW YORK -- Six emerging writers will each receive $10,000 from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, which annually gives out awards to "women writers of talent and promise in the early stages of their writing careers."

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Broadway grosses off 20 percent during convention

Giants call up RHP Foppert, three others

Red Sox activate Nixon and Reese from DL
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Trot Nixon knows his role with the Red Sox might be limited in the final weeks of the regular season, and he has already accepted that.

Clemens, Astros continue charge
HOUSTON - Roger Clemens got his 326th win to tie Eddie Plank for 11th on the career list, and the Houston Astros hit four first-inning home runs to beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 on Wednesday and tie a team record with their 12th straight win.

Clemens, Astros continue charge

Giants call up RHP Foppert, three others
DENVER -- The San Francisco Giants recalled right-handers Jesse Foppert, David Aardsma and outfielder Todd Linden from Triple-A Fresno on Tuesday.

Yankees withdraw forfeit request, game rescheduled as part of doubleheader
NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees withdrew Tuesday their request that a postponed game with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays be forfeited, and Major League Baseball announced the game would be made up as part of a doubleheader Wednesday.

Rockies add six players for final month

Giants call up RHP Foppert, three others
DENVER -- The San Francisco Giants recalled right-handers Jesse Foppert, David Aardsma and outfielder Todd Linden from Triple-A Fresno on Tuesday.

Rockies add six players for final month
DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies added six players Tuesday and transferred outfielder Preston Wilson to the 60-day disabled list to make room on the 40-man roster.

Birth announcements

Birth announcements
Hannah Morgan Hitchcock: John N. Hitchcock and Marcie T. Reeves, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Hannah Morgan Hitchcock, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at University Hospital. Grandparents include John H. and Bonny L. Hitchcock, of Augusta, and the late Deborah Henderson.

Odds and Ends
BRISBANE, Australia -- When Michael Brown was shot with a crossbow he couldn't use his cell phone to call for help. But he didn't need to - his handset stopped the bolt and likely saved his life.

Magazine features nude video game characters
LOS ANGELES -- Playboy is taking a chance on silicon instead of silicone.

Odds and Ends
AIKEN, S.C. -- A robber who used a rusty pitchfork to stick up a bank got away - and so far, finding him has been like looking for a needle in a haystack.

Braves have rare washout at home

Philadelphia doubles up Braves at Turner Field

Philadelphia doubles up Braves at Turner Field
ATLANTA - Despite six solid innings by Jaret Wright in the opener of Wednesday's doubleheader, and a season-high eight strikeouts in 6w innings by Paul Byrd in the nightcap, the Atlanta Braves fell, 5-3 and 4-1, to the Philadelphia Phillies in a Turner Field twinbill before an announced crowd of 20,320 spectators.

Braves have rare washout at home
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves' track record of avoiding home rainouts was no match for the heavy winds and persistent rain brought to the area by Tropical Depression Frances.

Oil prices fall by nearly $1 a barrel

Deficit projected to be record $422 billion
WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Budget Office is projecting that this election-year's federal deficit will reach $422 billion, congressional aides said Tuesday, the highest ever, yet a smaller shortfall than analysts predicted earlier this year.

Few pay extra cost for flood protection
Roy Patch has kept an eye on Rocky Creek the past few days.

Netflix, TiVo hope to offer online movie-on-demand service
SAN FRANCISCO -- Home entertainment trendsetters Netflix Inc. and TiVo Inc. hope to link up on a service that will use high-speed Internet connections to pipe DVD-quality movies into the homes of their mutual subscribers.

Plaza is looking better
Almost overnight, the Augusta West Plaza went from one of the area's hottest shopping centers to a forgotten relic.

Finnair introduces mobile check-in for international flights

BellSouth's package deal is on the line

Oil prices fall by nearly $1 a barrel
WASHINGTON -- Oil prices fell Tuesday as OPEC's president said supplies were growing faster than demand and traders breathed easier knowing that petroleum production in the Gulf of Mexico did not suffer as a result of Hurricane Frances.

BellSouth's package deal is on the line
ATLANTA - When John Stegenga went looking for a high-speed Internet provider, all fiber optic lines pointed to BellSouth.

GM raises incentives after subpar August; Ford maintains deals
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp., coming off a third straight month of declining sales, added $500 to $1,000 in cash incentives on most 2005 model year vehicles Wednesday, as the world's largest automaker tries to spark a late-year rally.

Federated Department Stores says hurricane cost $20 million in lost sales

Business briefs
Economic developers working with a local investment group that is trying to develop an auto auction facility in south Richmond County received approval for a $310,392 state grant Wednesday.

Bank of Canada increases key interest rate

Greenspan says economy has regained some traction
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Wednesday the economy has "regained some traction" after a late spring slowdown that was triggered by a sharp spike in oil prices.

Honda will add new SUV; readies for launch of Accord hybrid

Bank of Canada increases key interest rate
OTTAWA -- The Bank of Canada boosted its key interest rate Wednesday by a quarter percentage point and hinted that there could be more increases.

Deficit projected to be record $422 billion

Earnings, Fed in focus on Wall Street
NEW YORK -- Investors will be looking ahead to the Federal Reserve's upcoming meeting and third-quarter earnings pre-announcements in Wall Street's short trading week following the Labor Day holiday.

Business briefs
LOS ANGELES - Atari said Tuesday that it plans to reissue scores of its classic titles on a single disc that can be played on the Xbox and PlayStation 2 game consoles.

Continental joins rivals in adding service fees
HOUSTON -- Continental Airlines Inc. on Wednesday joined a string of major carriers in charging service fees for airline tickets booked at reservations centers or airport ticket counters in the United States.

Finnair introduces mobile check-in for international flights
HELSINKI, Finland -- In what it calls a first in international air travel, Finnair says it will let its frequent fliers check in using text messages on mobile phones.

Crude futures lower in jittery trading
NEW YORK -- Oil prices slipped Wednesday after an early rally in jittery trading due to hurricane speculation and light volume.

Federated Department Stores says hurricane cost $20 million in lost sales
CINCINNATI -- Hurricane Frances cost Federated Department Stores Inc. about $20 million in lost sales at Florida stores, the retailer said Tuesday.

Few pay extra cost for flood protection

Wal-Mart CEO: Consumers affected by gas prices, politics
NEW YORK (Dow Jones/AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s current business environment is "challenging" because customers are being affected by rising energy costs and discouraged by geopolitical events and the negative political tone in the United States, chief executive Lee Scott said Wednesday.

GM raises incentives after subpar August; Ford maintains deals

Honda will add new SUV; readies for launch of Accord hybrid
DETROIT -- Honda Motor Co. will expand its lineup of sport utility vehicles with a new model from the Acura luxury division, even as the Japanese automaker says its focus is on fuel economy and it considers other hybrid models.

Business briefs

Crude futures lower in jittery trading

Netflix, TiVo hope to offer online movie-on-demand service

Receiver living up to Tigers' expectations
Clemson's coaches had little reserve publicly pumping up receiver Chansi Stuckey in the preseason.

Receiver living up to Tigers' expectations

Carroll disappointed in play of young receivers

Barclay, Demon Deacons prepare to run against Pirates
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Wake Forest's rushing attack continues to thrive.

Alabama tailbacks provide formidable combination
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Charlie Peprah can imagine the headaches Alabama's tailback trio will cause opposing defenses.

Carroll disappointed in play of young receivers
LOS ANGELES -- With two of the country's top wide receivers at his disposal, quarterback Matt Leinart went from untested sophomore to stardom last season.

Tennessee kicker leaves practice early

Serna puts disappointment aside, gets back to work
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Oregon State kicker Alexis Serna didn't hide in embarrassment Tuesday over his three missed extra points against LSU. Instead, he was back at work.

Barclay, Demon Deacons prepare to run against Pirates

Tennessee kicker leaves practice early
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee kicker Joe Nedney left practice early Tuesday after being injured while kicking off a tee.

Kicker wants last chance to get it right vs. Hurricanes

Kicker wants last chance to get it right vs. Hurricanes
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Xavier Beitia is the latest in the succession of unsuccessful Florida State kickers against Miami.

Alabama tailbacks provide formidable combination

Serna puts disappointment aside, gets back to work

Next up for Croom is an old rival
STARKVILLE, Miss. - You can take Sylvester Croom from the Iron Bowl, but you can't remove the emotional Auburn-Alabama rivalry from the former Crimson Tide star's psyche.

Amateurs looking to '05 Masters

Still tough to beat

Rudy's tough choices
No matter what happens Nov. 2, whether President Bush is re-elected or not, Republicans will still have to pick a new presidential candidate in 2008. The party faithful got a good look at their convention at two of the best-known potential nominees - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Deaths are not in vain
President Bush's war critics are trying to capitalize on the fact that the number of U.S. troop fatalities in Iraq have surpassed the 1,000 mark.

Rudy's tough choices

A sad awakening
It was the most gruesome, reprehensible and shocking terrorist attack in nearly three years.

More proof mayor goofed
Mayor Bob Young initially argued that his presence during last week's rudderless sales tax debate would have made no difference.

A sad awakening

Still tough to beat
In one sense, U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., is unlucky. In two senses, though, he's lucky indeed.

Deaths are not in vain

Applause calendar
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Aiken's Makin' is all new this year
With new entertainment, new vendors and a new theme, Aiken's Makin' a Change, the Aiken's Makin' festival will cater to a variety of tastes.

The top five list
Here are the top five TV shows, movies, music, concerts and video sales.

People in the News
LONDON -- How old is a movie legend? Definitely older than 37-year-old Nicole Kidman, according to Lauren Bacall.

Open tab
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a guide to performances and specials at Augusta and Aiken nightclubs:

Rapper Twista hurt in fatal van crash in Pa.
ERIE, Pa. -- Chicago rapper Twista, known for hits such as the No. 1 "Slow Jamz" and the current "So Sexy," was hurt in a van crash that killed a member of his security staff, state police said.

Bobby Fischer wins injunction against deportation order
TOKYO -- Former chess champion Bobby Fischer won a reprieve from the threat of deportation Wednesday when a court ruled he may stay in Japan until it considers a lawsuit he filed to block his ejection, his supporters said.

People in the News
LONDON -- Jay Kay, the lead singer of pop band Jamiroquai, had his driving privileges revoked for six months for speeding.

Nintendo's Astro Boy game is tops
Tetsum Atom is a butt-kicking, pint-size hero who wants nothing more than peace between humans and robots. More than a half-century after debuting in Japanese comic books, Astro Boy - as he's known outside of Japan - is starring in two new video games from Sega of America Inc.

Stocks lower after Greenspan testimony
NEW YORK -- Investors adopted a wait-and-see attitude on the economy, despite Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's improved assessment, and bid stocks modestly lower Wednesday as Wall Street waits for better economic and earnings news.

Coca-Cola Enterprises lowers earnings view on volume trends
ATLANTA - Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., the largest bottler of Coca-Cola products, lowered its full-year earnings outlook and put its third-quarter forecast below analysts' expectations due to softer-than-expected volume trends.

Tokyo stocks close lower, U.S. dollar down against Japanese yen

Mortgage delinquencies slightly higher in second quarter

Stocks rise on falling oil prices
NEW YORK -- Investors cheered by falling oil prices and an improving job picture sent stocks higher Tuesday, hoping that the news signals a renewal of economic strength and a fall rally in stocks.

Big Movers in the Stock Market

Freescale Semiconductor sees sales above last year

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

RadioShack announces three-year growth plan
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Electronics retailer RadioShack Corp. announced a three-year growth plan Wednesday that it said should increase earnings per share up to 21 percent and includes a stock repurchase program up to $250 million.

Rates rise in Treasury bill auction

Tokyo stocks end higher

Stocks rise on falling oil prices

McDonald's sales rise for 16th straight month
OAK BROOK, Ill. -- McDonald's Corp. reported its 16th consecutive increase in monthly same-store sales Wednesday despite a slight drop in Europe.

Older workers and retirees wonder about pensions' security
CHICAGO -- Older workers and retirees who have toiled for their companies for decades have long viewed their pensions as money in the bank, even years before the checks arrived.

Big Movers in the Stock Market

Tokyo stocks close lower, U.S. dollar down against Japanese yen
TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks fell Wednesday amid declines by semiconductor industry shares such as Tokyo Electron and Advantest. The U.S. dollar was lower against the Japanese yen.

Rite Aid lowers financial projections for fiscal 2005

Older workers and retirees wonder about pensions' security

Bond yields fall on Greenspan's comments
NEW YORK -- Bond prices rose Wednesday as traders responded to Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's latest comments on the state of the economy.

Tokyo stocks end higher
TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks rose modestly Tuesday amid renewed optimism for Japan's economic recovery. The U.S. dollar was down against the Japanese yen.

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.

Freescale Semiconductor sees sales above last year
AUSTIN, Texas - Freescale Semiconductor Inc., the chip-making unit that Motorola Inc. is spinning off, projects sales roughly in line with Wall Street's estimates for the current quarter.

Hurricanes, fuel costs lead JetBlue to lower outlook
NEW YORK - JetBlue Airways Corp. on Wednesday lowered its third-quarter earnings estimates despite a sharp jump in August traffic, citing the impact of two hurricanes in Florida and higher-than-expected fuel prices.

Rite Aid lowers financial projections for fiscal 2005
CAMP HILL, Pa. -- Rite Aid Corp. said Tuesday that it is lowering its financial projections for the current fiscal year, citing slowing pharmacy sales and lower-than-expected reimbursement rates paid by insurance companies and other health plans. Its shares fell more than 13 percent in morning trading.

Invesco, AIM Advisors to pay $376.5 million to settle trading allegations
DENVER -- Invesco Funds Group and its sister company have agreed to pay $376.5 million and surrender $75 million in fees to settle state and federal allegations of improper trading, with the money mainly going to investors hurt by the practices.

Mortgage delinquencies slightly higher in second quarter
WASHINGTON -- The percentage of homeowners behind on mortgage payments rose slightly during April-June, but the increase is considered a temporary blip in a downward trend since mid-2001.

Rates rise in Treasury bill auction
WASHINGTON -- Interest rates on short-term Treasury securities rose in Tuesday's auction.

Bond yields fall on Greenspan's comments

Invesco, AIM Advisors to pay $376.5 million to settle trading allegations

McDonald's sales rise for 16th straight month

Electronics chain Circuit City says late Labor Day hurt sales
NEW YORK - Circuit City Stores Inc. on Tuesday said sales at stores open at least a year rose 2.9 percent in its latest quarter, but growth was restrained by "softer" sales in August and because the Labor Day holiday fell out of the period.

Grubin': Al's Family Restaurant

Big Olaf has Amish-style treats made rich, thick with butterfat
You've heard about Ben and Jerry. But have you heard about Olaf?

Grubin': Al's Family Restaurant
Al's Family Restaurant WHAT'S THERE: Old-fashioned American cooking THE ATMOSPHERE: As low key as can be SIGNATURE DISH: Breaded pork chop plate with garden salad, garlic bread and french fries, $6.50

Duo might miss Clemson game
ATLANTA - The remnants of Hurricane Frances turned Georgia Tech's campus wet and gloomy on Tuesday.

Duo might miss Clemson game

GreenJackets finished year on a high note
Augusta manager Chad Epperson saw something about a month ago that made him chuckle.

Badges replace tickets

Badges replace tickets
It's all-or-nothing for fans interested in buying tickets for October's Asahi Ryokuken International Championship golf tournament.

GreenJackets finished year on a high note

Picking a winner is a shot in the dark

South Carolina Prep Poll

Picking a winner is a shot in the dark
It has become the most inexact of sciences. The Kevin Bacon game of connecting movie star-to-movie star has nothing on Friday night football projections in the CSRA.

South Carolina Prep Poll
The Associated Press South Carolina high school football poll representing third week results, with first-place votes in parentheses and total points.

Georgia Prep Poll
The Associated Press Georgia high school football poll representing third week results, with first-place votes in parentheses and total points.

Caribbean islands prepare for Hurricane Ivan
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Hurricane Ivan strengthened on Tuesday, racing toward the Windward Islands, forcing residents to put up storm shutters and buy water just days after Hurricane Frances tore through the Caribbean.

Hurricane Ivan devastates Grenada, killing at least nine
ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada -- Hurricane Ivan made a direct hit on Grenada with ferocious winds, causing "incalculable damage" and killing at least nine people as it turned concrete homes into rubble and hurled hundreds of the island's landmark red zinc roofs through the air, officials said Wednesday.

Rain and wind but not much damage from Frances in S.C.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A soaked South Carolina began drying out and cleaning up after the remnants of Frances dumped nearly a foot of rain and spun off about two dozen weak tornadoes.

Far-stretching Frances disrupts N.C. from mountains to coast
CANTON, N.C. -- The remnants of Hurricane Frances stretched across North Carolina on Wednesday, flooding mountain communities in the west and chopping up the surf 450 miles away along the coast.

Frances leaves behind flooding and long lines
TAMPA, Fla. -- Frances wound up a two-prong assault on Florida that pounded both the central part of the state and the Panhandle, leaving storm-weary residents Tuesday with flooding, frayed nerves and shortages of everyday items such as gas, ice and water. At least 14 deaths were blamed on the storm in Florida and Georgia.

Struggles for everyday items remain for Florida residents
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- His shirt and hat were sweat-drenched, his face flushed from the sweltering late summer heat.

Home improvement retailers rationing generators in Florida
ATLANTA -- Major home improvement retailers rationed generators in Florida on Tuesday as Frances left the state in short supply of some items people are buying at a frenzied pace to repair their homes damaged by the powerful storm.

Floridians struggle to rebuild after Frances
FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- Thousands of Floridians beginning the process of recovering from Hurricane Frances were hampered by long lines and sticky heat Wednesday. President Bush toured the devastated area after signing a major disaster-relief bill.

Storm stress: Some Floridians wonder how much more they can take
TAMPA, Fla. -- First there was Hurricane Charley and the long wait for a plodding Hurricane Frances. Then came the storm, damaged homes and loss of power for who knows how long. Throw in the long lines for water, ice and gasoline, and the prospect of yet another hurricane.

Fine dining at home
My husband, Bond, often will order cannelloni besciamella, meat-and-spinach-stuffed cannelloni topped with tomato and cheese-flavored white sauce, at Italian restaurants.

Fine dining at home

Delta job cuts to have little effect on local employees
Delta Air Lines will cut nearly 7,000 jobs during the next 18 months, but that is expected to have little effect on Augusta employees.

Test scores improve in South Carolina
AIKEN - South Carolina's most recent Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test scores are up for the state and for Aiken County, school officials said.

Kerry doesn't look much like a hero
John Kerry is a war hero. Many of you believe that, and deny anything said to the contrary as simply political lies. I won't try to change your minds; rather, I'll ask you to consider a few things, each of which is fully documented: Mike Miller Aiken, S.C.

Thinking Democrats support president
Thoughtful Democrats who value family, freedom and security over blind partisan politics are supporting President Bush because of his proven leadership, integrity and resolve. Paul W. Rosenthal, Augusta

Thinking Democrats support president

School continues on road to success
The road to success is not always easy. Many times, it takes a lot of hardships, disappointments, setbacks and broken promises to remain on the road to success. Ruth Reddy, Hephzibah

Iraq war is filled with poor decisions
There are at least 17 wrong assumptions that propelled us into a pre-emptive war with Iraq: Tom Zwemer Augusta

Kerry would be best in wartime

Recent football game was high drama

Recent football game was high drama
It was just an ordinary high school football game, one out of many Aug. 27. It wasn't even the most anticipated game in the area. Several thousand fans and two teams gathered together in one stadium on a warm night in August to enjoy the spirit of athletic competition. E. G. Schneier, Martinez

Kerry would be best in wartime
During the 2000 presidential campaign, George W. Bush called himself a "compassionate conservative," but after observing him for nearly four years, we've seen no compassion. He hasn't even shown enough compassion to attend a single funeral of any of the nearly 1,000 brave servicemen and servicewomen who died in Iraq for which he is responsible. Anne Cook, Augusta

Common antibiotic, erythromycin, can trigger cardiac deaths

Space capsule carrying solar experiment crashes

Floppy disk reaches old age, nearing death

New York Fashion Week is back with Cole, Hilfiger, Herrera and others

Service puts dear ones' faces on U.S. stamps

Space capsule carrying solar experiment crashes

Two programs rescue discs gone wrong; Plastic protects

$2 billion, and counting, to return shuttles to flight

Space capsule carrying solar experiment crashes
DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah -- The Genesis space capsule, which had orbited the sun for more than three years in an attempt to gather clues to the origin of the solar system, crashed to Earth on Wednesday after its parachute failed to deploy.

New York Fashion Week is back with Cole, Hilfiger, Herrera and others
NEW YORK -- Kenneth Cole, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Zac Posen, Marc Jacobs and Donna Karan were among the designers set to preview their spring 2005 collections at New York Fashion Week.

Sprawl produces crawl: bigger cities, bigger traffic jams
WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles for years has had the nation's worst traffic jams, but these days even the streets and highways in small and medium cities from Brownsville, Texas, to Anchorage, Alaska, to Honolulu, Hawaii, are giving rush-hour drivers fits.

Sony unveils high-definition camcorder
TOKYO -- Japanese electronics and entertainment giant Sony Corp. plans to begin selling a camcorder designed for consumers that takes video at digital high-definition quality and is being priced at about $3,600.

Common antibiotic, erythromycin, can trigger cardiac deaths
A widely used antibiotic long considered safe dramatically increases the risk of cardiac arrest, particularly when taken with some popular drugs for infections and high blood pressure, a huge study found.

Two programs rescue discs gone wrong; Plastic protects
NEW YORK -- You know it's bound to happen: One of the CDs you've burned is going to stop working - be it from scratches, aging, poor manufacturing or the fact that it was made with old software.

$2 billion, and counting, to return shuttles to flight
WASHINGTON -- NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe said Wednesday the cost of fixing all that ails the space shuttle fleet could top $2.2 billion - double the estimated price tag given to Congress a year ago.

Service puts dear ones' faces on U.S. stamps
NEW YORK -- America's first postage stamps appeared in 1847 - rough, unperforated squares of ink and paper that depicted George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. The portraits in miniature oozed gravitas and, in their quiet way, nudged along a growing national identity.

Floppy disk reaches old age, nearing death
ATLANTA -- When Michael McCreary bought three new computers for his company, he had no need for one of the oldest and most common computer technologies, the floppy drive.

Graduation sites to be chosen
Seniors at seven Richmond County high schools will march on their home turf this spring, if the school board takes the advice of principals again.

Hurricane moves on with heavy wind, rain

Lawyer says tax package is legal

Pastor chosen for service's keynote
The Rev. Otis Moss III is excited to be heading to New York City this weekend, albeit for a solemn purpose.

County cashes in on greenspace
ATHENS, Ga. - Athens-Clarke County managed to spend its entire allocation of state "greenspace" grant money - more than $700,000 - before a June 30 deadline, unlike some Georgia communities.

Woman is found dead; boyfriend faces charge
Police arrested a man in connection with the death of his girlfriend, whose body was found at a west Augusta apartment complex Wednesday.

Around the block
Girls Incorporated of the CSRA will present Divas and Daughters from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at The Old Medical College on Telfair Street. There will be entertainment, refreshments and a fashion show provided by SOHO and Village. Tickets are $40 per mother and daughter, and $5 for an additional daughter. Reservations are due today. For more information, call 733-2512.

Residents recover from record-setting rainfall
The remnants of Tropical Storm Frances dumped record-setting amounts of rain over the area in the past two days, but Richmond and Columbia counties fared well during the storm compared with other locales, officials said.

State expects reports of gouging

News you can use
Sept. 9, 1960 Work will begin within the next 10 days on Port Augusta and be completed by mid-April 1961, according to Henry H. Claussen of Claussen-Lawrence Construction Co. Mr. Claussen made that announcement Thursday after he and Robert C. Norman, the chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority, signed the contract for the construction of the port.

Women retire after years of service on post
Family, friends and co-workers gathered Sept. 1 to honor three women retiring after a combined total of 114 years and one month in civil service.

Plan could boost graduation rates
ATLANTA - Georgia colleges and universities must focus on finding undergraduates at risk of dropping out and help them succeed to boost the state's lagging graduation rates, according to the task force appointed to look into the issue.

Across the area
Three students from Cross Creek High School were injured Tuesday morning when a car ran a red light and struck a school bus, authorities said.

Around town

Work renovates historic cemetery

Anniversary

Slippery conditions kill 6 near Augusta

Across Georgia
FOREST PARK - A baby sitter watching three girls at a homeless shelter apparently walked off with the children Tuesday, police said.

Official calls commissioner's criticism of boat race unfair

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - South Carolina National Guard and Reserve members serving active duty in designated combat areas are exempt from state income taxes on some of their pay.

Lung illness limits official
U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood is awaiting a lung transplant, but he doesn't think it will keep him from doing his job or will hurt his chances for re-election, even if he can't return to the Augusta area until after the election.

Across the area
Allendale County will be one of eight troubled South Carolina school districts to split an $80,000 donation from the musical group Hootie and the Blowfish.

Anniversary
Bill and Ruby Workman, of Augusta, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a family dinner Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004. The couple has four children, nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Burnettown name change is just the beginning

Smoking ban on back burner
Georgia's two largest cities considered smoking bans Tuesday, but neither Augusta nor Atlanta was ready to snuff out puffing in public.

State universities face job cuts

Aiken's next charter school will be a fine arts academy
AIKEN - Troubles at one of Aiken County's two charter schools haven't derailed plans for a third such school that will cater to the fine arts.

Meetings

Budget cuts could lead to midyear tuition increase
ATLANTA - Rare midyear tuition increases could be on the way for undergraduates across Georgia, even as the state considers additional budget cuts that would likely jack up the cost of attending college further still.

Pastor chosen for service's keynote

'Average teen' save's choking mother's life with Heimlich
Matt Cunningham is your average teenager.

Around the block

Rants and raves
WE SHOULDN'T USE public funds to subsidize "special" schools for those who can't move out or pay for private schools. Our children would be better served if we followed Columbia County's model and provided magnet-school quality in all our schools without the rigged selectivity.

Graduation sites to be chosen

Fort profile

Across the area

Police charge two teens with throwing rocks

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Maurice Gamble of Wadley, Ga.

Communities urged to help students succeed
At a luncheon for Communities in Schools of Augusta-Richmond County, speakers thanked community members for support and implored them to step up and do more.

Silver Bluff to get funds
State funds will go to pay for a road-widening project in a residential Aiken neighborhood, despite a citizens committee's recommendation that the money go to a more heavily traveled thoroughfare.

Pupils improved scores on PACT

Calendar
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Tornado from Frances damages Savannah area

Military Reunions
USS SPERRY (AS-12) ASSOCIATION: Seeking shipmates for a reunion Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, at the Days Hotel Timonium, Baltimore; contact Arnold Ross, (281) 534-2459 or 2916 Colonial Drive, Dickinson, TX 77539 or ARoss14573@aol.com

State expects reports of gouging
ATLANTA - With Florida evacuees advised to hold tight in Georgia until the effects of Tropical Depression Frances pass, state officials expect it to take some time for complaints of higher prices to be reported.

Reunions
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Budget proposals infuriate critics
ATLANTA - Two things the state won't ask poor and disabled Georgians to do to keep the budget in line is pay for their own emergency ambulance rides and limit how many brand-name prescriptions they can get per month.

Meetings
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For the record
Here are Richmond County Superior Court sentencings, indictments, paroles, juvenile court sentencings, dui sentencings, marriage license applications and divorces.

Rants and raves
WE SHOULDN'T USE public funds to subsidize "special" schools for those who can't move out or pay for private schools. Our children would be better served if we followed Columbia County's model and provided magnet-school quality in all our schools without the rigged selectivity.

Augusta State plans activities to keep commuters on campus
Sometimes, it takes more than free pizza to get college students to participate in campus life.

Work renovates historic cemetery
When Olivia Mickalonis looks at the grass, weeds and fallen tree limbs covering most of the approximately 35,000 headstones at Magnolia Cemetery, she is reminded of how much work needs to be done.

Pupils improved scores on PACT
AIKEN - A higher percentage of South Carolina pupils hit target scores for the annual Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test for the 2003-2004 academic year, an upward trend echoed by most schools in Aiken and Edgefield counties, education officials said Wednesday.

Committee sells new image for old Aiken
AIKEN - Local restaurant owner and property developer Sam Erb has never had a problem with Aiken's Historic Preservation Commission, a seven-member panel that oversees changes made to hundreds of structures in the city's designated "historic" zones.

Lawyer says tax package is legal
The special purpose local option sales tax referendum is safe for another day.

Tornado from Frances damages Savannah area
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Carl Weeks has some choice words for Mother Nature - none of them fit for a family newspaper.

Going for a bite leads to arrest
AIKEN - Bank robbery suspect Jason Holliday picked the wrong place to stop for a bite to eat when he sauntered into the Somewhere In Augusta restaurant on Washington Road late Monday.

City has plans for seasonal ice rink
CHARLESTON, S.C. - City officials hope a winter wonderland at Marion Square will lure holiday shoppers downtown and make some extra cash for Charleston.

Around town
Margaret Roberts shields herself from the rain with her closed umbrella as she crosses Fourth Street near the Law Enforcement Center. The umbrella was broken by the wind.

Man robs bank with pitchfork
AIKEN - A man wielding a four-pronged pitchfork with a 4-foot handle robbed the Security Federal Bank on Richland Avenue shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aiken Public Safety Capt. Wendell Hall said.

Official calls commissioner's criticism of boat race unfair
The chairman of Augusta Southern Nationals Inc. took the floor at Tuesday's Augusta Commission meeting and took Commissioner Marion Williams to task over remarks the commissioner made about not being allowed to attend a private party during this year's drag boat races.

Burnettown name change is just the beginning
BURNETTOWN - What's in a name?

Newcomers club helps residents learn about area

Parking lot is closer for club
The Augusta-Richmond County Planning Commission granted a special exception for a parking lot to support the Club at Raes Creek over the objections of residents who said it will just bring more traffic, speeding and noise into their west Augusta neighborhood.

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Hurricane moves on with heavy wind, rain
COLUMBIA - A soaked South Carolina began drying out and cleaning up after the remnants of Hurricane Frances dumped nearly a foot of rain and spun off about two dozen weak tornadoes.

Budget proposals infuriate critics

Across the area

Communities urged to help students succeed

Scores changed on bids' review

Residents recover from record-setting rainfall

Pet of the week
Sheldon, a 6-month-old male shepherd and husky 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 4:30-7:30 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 279-7003.

Silver Bluff to get funds

For the record

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Agencies get messages out at CFC kickoff
Dana Putnam wanted to get a message out.

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.

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

Council member charged in theft

Parking lot is closer for club

'Average teen' save's choking mother's life with Heimlich

Aiken's next charter school will be a fine arts academy

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Kid of the day

Newcomers club helps residents learn about area
When Renata Coker left the Czech Republic and moved to Augusta in February, she was grateful to find the Augusta Area Newcomers Club.

County cashes in on greenspace

Budget cuts could lead to midyear tuition increase

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina

Williston looks for change

Woman is found dead; boyfriend faces charge

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Agencies get messages out at CFC kickoff

Women retire after years of service on post

Around town
The faculty marches out of Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel behind Paine College President Shirley A.R. Lewis (center). The 123rd fall convocation of the college was held Wednesday morning, and new faculty members were introduced to the crowd of students and alumni.

Kid of the day

Council member charged in theft
WINDER, Ga. - Winder City Councilman Charles Haymon had no criminal intent when he took two packs of "bait" money from the vault of a vacant bank building, according to his attorney.

Rants and raves
EXCEPT FOR SOME crewmen seduced by Kerry, most Vietnam veterans, especially eyewitnesses of his Vietnam behavior, do not trust him. His support of fellow military-hating, draft-dodging Bill Clinton over Robert Dole, an authentic hero with real injuries sustained under enemy fire, further confirms his shameful hypocrisy and flip-flopping. Kerry is a genuine crybaby, an empty suit. His limp-wristed salute on TV looked more like a flip-flopper trying to read smoke signals from the latest poll.

State universities face job cuts
ATLANTA - State colleges and universities might be forced to cut up to 1,100 nonfaculty jobs and increase tuition by 10 percent to make up a $68.7 million shortfall in its budget.

Calendar

Scores changed on bids' review
The Senior Center Council's suit against the Regional Development Center of the CSRA over the senior nutrition program contract is still alive in Richmond County Superior Court.

Pet of the week

Williston looks for change
WILLISTON - Complaints directed at the Williston Police Department have largely subsided in the months since black residents marched on town hall, while protesters await the results of a SLED investigation into a white officer's conduct.

Test scores improve in South Carolina

Lung illness limits official

Across South Carolina

Committee sells new image for old Aiken

Slippery conditions kill 6 near Augusta
Authorities blame heavy rains and slippery conditions in the deaths of five people traveling along Interstate 20 and also the death of a Thomson waitress killed after a car crashed into the restaurant where she was working.

News you can use
SEPT. 8, 1940 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Delta Air Corp.'s proposed airline service between Augusta and Savannah was recommended by civil aeronautics examiners yesterday in a move to provide a link with Delta's Atlanta-Charleston route at Augusta. Delta's application to extend the link from Savannah to Brunswick, Ga., was denied, along with adverse reports on other Savannah-Brunswick applications.

Augusta State plans activities to keep commuters on campus

EPD chief won't be jailed in landfill case
The director of Georgia's Environmental Protection Division cannot be held in contempt of court over her agency's refusal to issue permits for a controversial landfill in Taliaferro County, according to a Superior Court judge who heard arguments in the case.

Post happenings

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 11-year old Tommy Kitchens Jr. of Martinez.

School lunch menus
Here are Richmond County school lunch menus through September 17.

Rants and raves
EXCEPT FOR SOME crewmen seduced by Kerry, most Vietnam veterans, especially eyewitnesses of his Vietnam behavior, do not trust him. His support of fellow military-hating, draft-dodging Bill Clinton over Robert Dole, an authentic hero with real injuries sustained under enemy fire, further confirms his shameful hypocrisy and flip-flopping. Kerry is a genuine crybaby, an empty suit. His limp-wristed salute on TV looked more like a flip-flopper trying to read smoke signals from the latest poll.

Fort profile
This week's fort profile is on Tony Hughes.

Police charge two teens with throwing rocks
Richmond County authorities arrested two teenagers Tuesday and charged them with throwing rocks at cars on River Watch Parkway. Sheriff's Investigator Glen Rahn said deputies spotted the two teens - both Westside High School students - crouching in bushes at about 3 p.m. at Eisenhower Park, which borders River Watch. They were each charged with criminal damage to property in the first degree, he said.

EPD chief won't be jailed in landfill case

Across Georgia
GRAYSON - A Gwinnett County man was killed trying to cut down a tree before the arrival of strong winds from Tropical Storm Frances.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - South Carolina's popular SilverCard prescription drug program for seniors will end in 2007 because of the federal government's new Medicare discount program.

Going for a bite leads to arrest

Computer finally swings Singh to top
It's about time - and timing.

Toronto fest ushers in Hollywood's prestige season
TORONTO -- Music, politics, sex and existential gumshoes. What more could you ask from a film festival?

Hollywood cranks out hits for radio-theme movies

THEATERS, RATINGS
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augusta.com/movies.

'Clerks' is aging well as it enters its second decade
A generation of movie-goers is about to feel suddenly old. Clerks is 10 years old.

Toronto fest ushers in Hollywood's prestige season

THEATERS, RATINGS

New on DVD

New on DVD
Here's a look at what's new in video and DVD, and a schedule of releases:

Michael Moore to pursue best picture Oscar

Visual aspects distract from plot of potentially great 'Man on Fire'
There's nothing as disappointing as a near miss. Man on Fire, the Denzel Washington vehicle slated for DVD release Tuesday, features a complex and compelling performance by Mr. Washington, an interesting and atmospheric setting in Mexico City and a director who can't get out of his own way.

Michael Moore to pursue best picture Oscar
LOS ANGELES -- Michael Moore says he won't submit "Fahrenheit 9/11" for consideration as best documentary at this year's Academy Awards. Instead, he's going for the bigger prize of best picture.

Visual aspects distract from plot of potentially great 'Man on Fire'

Sept. 11 DVDs present nation in crisis, mourning
LOS ANGELES -- One film provides a positive message of unity. Another dramatizes the president's difficult days. A third offers sympathy to a nation wounded on Sept. 11, but includes foreign filmmakers' points of view.

Sept. 11 DVDs present nation in crisis, mourning

Hollywood cranks out hits for radio-theme movies
Here's a sad truth that Hollywood doesn't want you to hear - a life on radio isn't as exciting as it sounds.

Rapper's roots were firmly set while child in Nashville streets

Bjrk trades melodies for grunts, odd noises
Maybe Bjrk is still under Lars von Trier's spell.

Hot ticket

Bjrk trades melodies for grunts, odd noises

Roots of alt rock
Less a sound than an attitude, the term alternative or alt rock once heralded a small army of acts that generated loyal, if little, followings with signature styles, road-honed musicianship and an affection for rock's original do-it-yourself attitude.

Symphony to perform selection commissioned for anniversary

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

Club calendar

Hot ticket
RYAN ADAMS WHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday WHERE: The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta

Smaller venues offer indie acts place to perform

Rapper's roots were firmly set while child in Nashville streets
There's more to Nashville, Tenn., than country music, according to 23-year-old rapper Young Buck.

Court rules music 'sampling' may violate anti-piracy law
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that rap artists should pay for every musical sample included in their work - even minor, unrecognizable snippets of music.

Court rules music 'sampling' may violate anti-piracy law

Sonic Spotlight: Henry Wynn III
Henry Wynn III AGE: 28 HOMETOWN: Augusta OCCUPATION: Teaches guitar, bass and violin at Rock Bottom Music

Flogging Molly remains upbeat, but slower tunes let band shine

Symphony to perform selection commissioned for anniversary
The Augusta Symphony celebrates 50 years with something new - very new.

Roots of alt rock

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

Flogging Molly remains upbeat, but slower tunes let band shine
If you're going to follow in someone's footsteps, you could do worse than The Pogues.

Smaller venues offer indie acts place to perform
Although finding the new wave of indie rockers in music stores is no challenge, finding them on stage can pose more of a problem.

Lending A Helping Hand

NASCAR newsmaker Bill Elliott
Bill Elliott doesn't spend a lot of time at the racetrack these days, now that he's retired from a full-time schedule on the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series circuit.

Drivers ready for late push
RICHMOND, Va. - As far as Ryan Newman is concerned, the only way to guarantee his spot in the Chase for the Championship at Richmond International Raceway is to win Saturday night's race.

NASCAR newsmaker Bill Elliott

Lending A Helping Hand
RICHMOND, Va. - The talk going into Saturday night's Chevy Rock 'N' Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway is about the new Chase for the Championship, and how nine drivers will be fighting for the final four qualifying spots to compete for the series championship.

Falcons fans sacrifice for trip to San Francisco

Falcons have largest ticket increase in NFL

Shoulder injury might cause Bell to miss season opener

Hit the back yard or the bars, the NFL season has arrived

NFL capsules

Vikings turn to 44-year-old Morten Andersen for kicking help

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Granite memorial to raceway will be unveiled Saturday

Ailing Dementieva pulls off an upset No. 2 Mauresmo falters in Open

Rain delay turns talk to replay

Warm and fuzzy? Throw them back

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Granite memorial to raceway will be unveiled Saturday
Henry Jones set up a volunteer group called the Augusta International Raceway Preservation Society about a year ago.

Rain delay turns talk to replay
NEW YORK - In the players' lounge, in the locker rooms, in officials' offices Wednesday, TVs around the U.S. Open showed Jennifer Capriati's quarterfinal victory over Serena Williams.

Ailing Dementieva pulls off an upset No. 2 Mauresmo falters in Open
NEW YORK - Elena Dementieva shook off a subpar serve that produced 15 double-faults, an aching left thigh and an upset stomach to advance to the semifinals at the U.S. Open with a 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1) victory Tuesday over Amelie Mauresmo.

Warm and fuzzy? Throw them back
NEW YORK - Andre Agassi took a victory swing, whacking the ball into the upper deck at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Sitting high in section 133, Melody Rajacic wound up with the specially stamped Wilson I.

Overtime
Augusta's Greg Scurlock shot 2-over-par 74 on Wednesday at Aiken's Woodside Plantation, then survived a sudden-death playoff to qualify for the U.S. Senior Amateur.

Titans not worried about Ivan changing kickoff with Dolphins
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans don't plan to worry about Hurricane Ivan right now. They're too busy preparing to play the Miami Dolphins in a season opener still scheduled for Sunday.

Falcons fans sacrifice for trip to San Francisco
Having to travel nearly 3,000 miles to see a football game might deter most people, but not Byron and Meg Webb.

Hit the back yard or the bars, the NFL season has arrived
At 9 tonight a moment of renewal, revenge and revelry will make its long-awaited return.

Shoulder injury might cause Bell to miss season opener
PITTSBURGH - For the second straight season, the Pittsburgh Steelers might go into their opener without one of their key defensive players.

Dolphins trade for Rams back
DAVIE, Fla. - The Miami Dolphins have found a replacement for retired running back Ricky Williams.

Falcons have largest ticket increase in NFL
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The season hasn't started yet, but the Atlanta Falcons already lead the league in one category - largest increase in the price of a ticket.

Vikings turn to 44-year-old Morten Andersen for kicking help
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Morten Andersen, the second-leading scorer in NFL history, signed with the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday, two days after being cut by Kansas City.

NFL capsules
For the latest information on tonight's NFL action, this is the story you seek.

Augusta native Archie Jordan comes home for Etherredge Center concert

Augusta native Archie Jordan comes home for Etherredge Center concert
Country songwriter Archie Jordan performs at 7 tonight in the city where he was reared at a concert in the Etherredge Center at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

'Joey': 'Friends' spinoff is friendly, fun and full of laughs

Study: teens viewing TV sex increases chance of starting sexual activity
CHICAGO -- Children who watched a lot of TV with sexual content were about twice as likely to start having intercourse during the subsequent year as those with little exposure to televised sex, researchers found.

Boxing reality show finally makes it on the air

CBS consolidates network, television studio arms
LOS ANGELES -- Viacom Inc. has reshuffled its executive ranks, placings its Paramount television production under the control of CBS Entertainment President Nancy Tellem.

CBS consolidates network, television studio arms

Ken Jennings resumes winning streak on 'Jeopardy!'
NEW YORK -- "Jeopardy!" master Ken Jennings has advanced his winning streak to 39, picking up another $10,001 and bringing his total money won to $1,331,661.

Study: teens viewing TV sex increases chance of starting sexual activity

'The Apprentice' returns for more firings

'The Apprentice' returns for more firings
NEW YORK -- With a new round of "The Apprentice" ready to go, Donald Trump is fired. Fired up, that is. Maybe even more fired up than usual.

Fox News Channel rating soar during convention

Fox News Channel rating soar during convention
NEW YORK -- Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather and Peter Jennings playing second fiddle to Brit Hume on a major story would have seemed unthinkable a few years ago.

An update on Ken Jennings' 'Jeopardy!' streak

WB debuting drama about two teenage brothers
LOS ANGELES -- Bobby McCallister stands in the doorway of the school boiler room, nervous fingers clutching the edge of the battered satchel that was once his father's.

'Joey': 'Friends' spinoff is friendly, fun and full of laughs
NEW YORK -- The big news: They didn't screw it up. Smoothly and amusingly, "Joey" picks right up where "Friends" left off last May.

Ken Jennings resumes winning streak on 'Jeopardy!'

'Medical Investigation' needs a shot of originality
NEW YORK -- For no apparent reason, people in New York are turning blue and dying.

An update on Ken Jennings' 'Jeopardy!' streak
Ken Jennings, the software engineer from Salt Lake City, has shattered records on the TV game show "Jeopardy!" His record-breaking run began June 2, with a six-week hiatus for summer reruns.

WB debuting drama about two teenage brothers

Boxing reality show finally makes it on the air
NEW YORK -- After preliminaries stuffed with enough lawsuits and trash-talk to make Don King proud, the first of TV's battling boxing series threw some real punches on Tuesday.

Aiken's Makin' is all new this year

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Rapper Twista hurt in fatal van crash in Pa.

Pollack is weary of big play's spotlight
ATHENS, Ga. - Two years ago this week, David Pollack made an unforgettable play that launched a relatively unknown sophomore defensive end into a high-profile college football star and a Georgia football icon.

On a rainy day, Richt calls for indoor practice facility
ATHENS, Ga. -- Mark Richt couldn't have picked a better day to make his pitch for an indoor practice field.

On a rainy day, Richt calls for indoor practice facility

Pollack is weary of big play's spotlight

Timing is right for Richt's pitch

Timing is right for Richt's pitch
ATHENS, Ga. - As Georgia's football practice fields were soaked by heavy rain and wind gusts blew from the remnants of Tropical Depression Frances, players and staff boarded buses Tuesday for a two-hour roundtrip drive to the Atlanta Falcons' indoor practice facility in Flowery Branch.

Archie picks Gamecocks
He was already sold, but Dominique Archie decided to make one final visit this past weekend. After a trip to Athens, Ga., he would choose a college.

Schools will honor victims of Sept. 11
COLUMBIA - South Carolina athletic director Mike McGee doesn't want people, including the 82,000 expected Saturday at sold-out Williams-Brice Stadium, to forget the nation's pain and what it lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

Archie picks Gamecocks

Amateurs looking to '05 Masters
Augustan Jeff Knox, along with five former area golfers, have qualified for the U.S. Mid-Amateur, a tournament which carries a most inviting perk: the winner earns a spot in the 2005 Masters Tournament.

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