Broadway grosses off 20 percent during convention

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.

Man publishes his brother's fantasy book after his death

'Slava's Snowshow' a near perfect storm

Kitty is piece of work at 30

Man publishes his brother's fantasy book after his death
CINCINNATI - A fantasy tale given to family and friends on a young author's last Christmas 25 years ago has won recognition usually reserved for mainstream books.

Galleries

'Slava's Snowshow' a near perfect storm
NEW YORK -- After playing to audiences in more than 80 cities around the world, "Slava's Snowshow" is taking off-Broadway's Union Square Theatre by storm.

Kitty is piece of work at 30
TOKYO -- Quintessentially cute, and incredibly lucrative, Hello Kitty is turning 30, and what better place to celebrate than atop Venus de Milo.

Galleries
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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

Houston rebounds, earns split

Houston rebounds, earns split
PITTSBURGH - Jeff Bagwell, Brad Ausmus and Lance Berkman drove in two runs each and the Houston Astros shook off Pirates starter Oliver Perez's dominance in the opener, beating Pittsburgh 9-2 for their 13th victory in 14 games and a doubleheader split.

CDC's depression study didn't ask about Mondays

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.

Birth announcements

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.

Odds and Ends
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- A man who tried to shoot seven puppies was shot himself when one of the dogs put its paw on the revolver's trigger.

Chipper's out of groove again
ATLANTA - It's a vanishing act worthy of David Copperfield.

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.

Chipper's out of groove again

Philadelphia doubles up Braves at Turner Field

Phillies shell Ortiz, Braves

Phillies shell Ortiz, Braves
ATLANTA -- When Russ Ortiz starts a game by giving up home runs on consecutive pitches -- one to a flyweight shortstop who had gone deep just 10 times in 563 at-bats this season -- there is concern in the home clubhouse that the team's best starter may not be last year's 21-game winner.

Oil prices rise on hurricane fears and inventory data
NEW YORK -- Oil prices surged Thursday on fears of hurricane damage and lower-than-expected crude oil and gasoline inventory data released by the government.

Japanese panel clears way for end ban on U.S. beef
TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks slid Thursday as weaker-than-expected July machinery orders data sparked concerns about Japan's economic outlook and sent shares of shipping companies lower. The U.S. dollar was up against the Japanese yen.

Cracker Barrel settles discrimination suit
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Cracker Barrel has agreed to an $8.7 million settlement to resolve all lawsuits brought or supported by the NAACP that accused the restaurant chain of segregating blacks in the smoking section and denying them service.

Jobless claims fall sharply last week
WASHINGTON -- The number of new people signing up for jobless benefits plunged last week, partly reflecting a tapering off of filings related to Hurricane Charley.

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

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.

Business briefs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurant chain has agreed to pay $8.7 million to settle lawsuits that accused it of discriminating against black customers, the company and a plaintiffs' lawyer said Thursday.

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.

Health care premiums jump 11.2 percent
NEW YORK -- Health care costs continued to surge this year as family premiums in employer-sponsored plans jumped 11.2 percent, the fourth year of double-digit growth, according to a new study.

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.

Group petitions for unfair trade practices case against China
WASHINGTON -- A group of industry, farm and labor groups, seeking to put pressure on the Bush administration before the presidential election, petitioned the government on Thursday to file an unfair trade practices case against China.

Cracker Barrel settles discrimination suit

Delta plan seen by some as setup for bankruptcy
ATLANTA -- Key elements of Delta Air Lines Inc.'s broad turnaround plan will take months if not years to implement, suggesting the struggling carrier is setting itself up for how it will survive after a likely Chapter 11 filing, industry observers and legal experts said Thursday.

Businesses get pointers on marketing

Businesses get pointers on marketing
Just running an ad often isn't enough to sell a product.

Business briefs

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.

GM raises incentives after subpar August; Ford maintains deals

Group petitions for unfair trade practices case against China

Crude futures lower in jittery trading

Some businesses booming after two hurricanes hit Fla.

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.

Delta plan seen by some as setup for bankruptcy

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.

Business briefs

Some businesses booming after two hurricanes hit Fla.
MIAMI -- Every time Paul Mehok of National Nail Corp. sees a hurricane coming toward the Southeast, he feels "this little guilt twinge."

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.

Health care premiums jump 11.2 percent

Bank of Canada increases key interest rate

Oil prices rise on hurricane fears and inventory data

Jobless claims fall sharply last week

Thomas to be a Jacket; Volunteers appeal fine
ATLANTA - Carlos Thomas verbally committed to play football at Georgia Tech in an interview on Comcast Sports Southeast's Sportsnite program Wednesday night.

Bull's-eye is now on a different school
RALEIGH, N.C. - For the past four years, Charlotte Independence has turned away every challenge and shattered the state record for consecutive wins.

Bull's-eye is now on a different school

Stakes even greater in Sunshine State rivalry
MIAMI - When No. 5 Miami practiced under the lights at the Orange Bowl last week, coach Larry Coker had his team watch a construction crew install extra bleachers behind the end zone.

Thomas to be a Jacket; Volunteers appeal fine

Augusta's ambassador
A sore spot with many Augustans is how they think others view Augusta. Many of us are sensitive to outsiders' perceptions of the Garden City.

Fox makes own history
It hasn't gotten a lot of attention - for understandable reasons - but television history was made last week at the Republican National Convention. For the first time, a cable news network beat the broadcast networks - NBC, CBS and ABC - in convention coverage. Fox News, which has a reputation - fair or not - of tilting to the right, also whipped rival cable news channels CNN and MSNBC.

Deaths are not in vain

Fox makes own history

Augusta's ambassador

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
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.

Still tough to beat

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.

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

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

Fashion Rocks at Radio City Music Hall event
NEW YORK -- Fashion rocks - and Beyonce put on shimmery hot pants and Rod Stewart wore a three-piece suit with a pocket square to prove it.

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.

'Identity Crisis' remakes DC comics universe as tragedy
LOS ANGELES -- Superheroes die all the time. Superman kicked the bucket a few years ago but was back in no time soaring through the skies. Batman's sidekick Robin also bit the dust once.

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

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.

Applause calendar
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Stocks mixed on job data, rising oil prices
NEW YORK -- Stocks were mixed Thursday as investor enthusiasm over a sharp drop in initial unemployment claims was offset by rising oil prices and a disappointing wholesale inventories report. Technology shares benefited from a pair of outlook upgrades and strong earnings from National Semiconductor Corp.

Bond yields fall on Greenspan's comments

Mortgage rates rise, 30-year still below 6 percent
WASHINGTON -- Mortgage rates around the country went up this week, although 30-year mortgages still were below 6 percent for a sixth straight week.

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

Procter& Gamble reaffirms 1Q outlook
CINCINNATI -- Health and household products maker Procter & Gamble Co. reaffirmed its first-quarter guidance for earnings of 72 cents per share - in line with Wall Street estimates - based on gains from new products and growth in developing markets.

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.

Tokyo stocks close lower on disappointing economic data
TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks slid Thursday as weaker-than-expected July machinery orders data sparked concerns about Japan's economic outlook and sent shares of shipping companies lower. The U.S. dollar was up against the Japanese yen.

Nokia boosts 3Q revenue, earnings forecasts
HELSINKI, Finland -- Nokia Corp. raised its earnings and revenue forecasts for the current quarter due to growing mobile phone sales, the first glimmer of good news in months for the besieged world leader in mobile phones.

Mortgage delinquencies slightly higher in second quarter

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.

Big Movers in the Stock Market

McDonald's sales rise for 16th straight month

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.

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

Fishing tournament news

Grubin': Al's Family Restaurant

Chiquita hopes new bags will keep bananas fresh longer
CINCINNATI -- Chiquita is hoping a newly developed plastic packaging will keep bananas looking appetizing longer on store shelves.

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

Garden plan is key to beautiful blossoms

Rise and fall of the chestnut tree
James Hill Craddock calls himself a chestnut breeder, but a truer description would be a chestnut evangelist. For the better part of his 44 years he has been preaching the virtue of the genus Castanea.

Roots can prevent grass from growing beneath trees
Why can't I get the grass to grow underneath my trees? I have pruned many of the lower limbs and feel the grass is getting enough sun.

Rise and fall of the chestnut tree

Bordeaux mix arrests diseases

Rain garden is perfect way to make use of stormwater

Rain garden is perfect way to make use of stormwater
PHILADELPHIA - So you looked out the window after a thunderstorm and saw water pooling in your lawn, not running off into the gutter.

For many gardeners, fall offers another planting season

For many gardeners, fall offers another planting season
NEW MARKET, Va. -- The grass is going dormant and the last of the tomatoes are picked. Summer is slip sliding away, ushering in the cooling comfort of September. Many gardeners consider this a second planting season, rivaling spring.

Bordeaux mix arrests diseases
By this time of year, some plants are looking downright ragged, showing the the effects of age, wind, insects, and disease.

Garden plan is key to beautiful blossoms
Leaves are getting ready to change colors, flowers will die back and grass will go dormant and brown. It's the perfect time to start thinking about spring.

Veteran Sindelar in lead at rain-delayed Canadian

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.

Jags begin anew

Veteran Sindelar in lead at rain-delayed Canadian
OAKVILLE, Ontario - After waiting five hours for the Canadian Open to get started Thursday, Joey Sindelar made Glen Abbey look like a breeze with 5-under-par 66, giving him a two-shot lead over Pat Perez.

Jags begin anew
Pretty much everything that could go wrong for Augusta State did last season. The Jaguars lost their top player, failed to win a tournament and did not qualify for the NCAA Division I National Championship.

Picking a winner is a shot in the dark

Player of the week

Bear necessities

High School football matchups

Georgia, South Carolina High School rankings

Player of the week
This week's player of the week is Jeffrey Walker, running back, for Jefferson County.

High School football matchups
From the Huddle, here's a preview of tonight high school football action.

Georgia, South Carolina High School rankings
Associated Press Georgia, South Carolina High School rankings.

Bear necessities
The day Marcus Washington was born is no different than today.

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.

Frances leaves water shortage in Asheville, N.C.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- The remnants of Hurricane Frances washed out water lines or sanitation systems in several mountain towns, leaving tens of thousands of people without drinking water early Thursday. Flooding throughout the Appalachian Mountains contributed to two deaths in Ohio.

Tourists, residents told to leave Florida Keys
MIAMI -- Tourists and residents were told Thursday they will have to leave the Florida Keys to avoid mighty Hurricane Ivan, even as the state still struggled with the misery left by Hurricanes Frances and Charley.

Hurricane Ivan devastates Grenada
ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada -- Hurricane Ivan intensified Thursday, heading straight for Jamaica and possibly Florida with 160 mph winds after it killed at least 20 people while pummeling Grenada, Barbados and other islands. U.S. officials ordered people to evacuate the Florida Keys.

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.

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.

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.

CDC's depression study didn't ask about Mondays
My wife, the source for most of my medical information, tells me that a recent study found most Americans feel sad or depressed three days of every month.

2 charged with disseminating obscene materials
Two men have been arrested by the North Augusta Department of Public Safety in connection with the display of obscene materials at various locations.

Furcal arrested on DUI charge
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves shortstop Rafael Furcal was arrested early Friday on charges of driving under the influence, according to police.

Perilous overpass is an easy fix

Photo of victims was uncalled for
I would like to register my displeasure at the picture choice for the Sept. 4 edition. (Editor's note: The picture showed slain victims from terrorists' seizure of a school in Beslan, Russia.) Steven L Johnson Aiken, S.C.

Let's grow Augusta the intelligent way

Perilous overpass is an easy fix
I read with interest Dena Levitz's Sept. 4 article on the Olive Road overpass situation, "Crashes plague overpass." Mike Schortinghuis Grovetown

Let's grow Augusta the intelligent way
I agree with Walter Burchfield's letter ("Leaders are height of incompetence," Sept. 4). How much more evidence do Augusta residents need before we see that our system of local government does not serve our best interests.? Carol Ayer, Augusta

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

Kerry's actions make a poor patriot
Sorry folks, but anyone who comes home from a war and goes before our nation to denounce his fellow service members - without any evidence - is not a patriot. George Hughes Harlem

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

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

Common antibiotic, erythromycin, can trigger cardiac deaths

Liz Lange offers maternity fashions at Fashion Week

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

Research firm says SUVs lose traction in the market

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

Scientists combing through wreckage of space capsule

Space capsule carrying solar experiment crashes

Scion coupe shifts toward mainstream

Space capsule carrying solar experiment crashes

Implantable artificial heart maker seeks approval for commercial use

Bathrooms get spa treatment

Honda, IBM enhance in-vehicle, speech-recognition system

Liz Lange offers maternity fashions at Fashion Week
NEW YORK -- Stylish women don't want to give up their pencil skirts and dark denim jeans when they're pregnant, and thanks to the looks presented at Liz Lange's runway show, they don't have to.

Scientists combing through wreckage of space capsule
SALT LAKE CITY -- Scientists tried to pry apart a mangled NASA space capsule in hopes of salvaging its precious cargo of solar atoms Thursday, a day after the saucer-shaped probe crashed in the Utah desert.

Scion coupe shifts toward mainstream
SAN JOSE, Calif. - I bought into the whole weird-is-good mantra that came with the arrival of Scion in 2003, so the new tC coupe has taken me by surprise.

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.

Study: older runners can improve faster than younger runners
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Runners over age 50 improve their performance more quickly than younger runners, a Yale study found, reinforcing past research on older athletes and the benefits they get from exercise.

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.

Bathrooms get spa treatment
Today's most elegant bathroom designs lean heavily on lessons taken from the spa industry, where the focus is placed squarely on leisure and pampering. Spas are purposely decorated in schemes that draw the guest far away from the mundane. The lighting is soft, candles are used in abundance and both music and scents are soothing.

$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.

Research firm says SUVs lose traction in the market
DETROIT - Sport utility vehicles, which have been berated in recent years as rollover-prone gas hogs, are losing appeal, a respected automotive research firm said recently.

Implantable artificial heart maker seeks approval for commercial use
BOSTON -- The maker of the first self-contained replacement heart is seeking approval to begin marketing the product for use on thousands of heart disease patients who are at a high risk of death.

Honda, IBM enhance in-vehicle, speech-recognition system
DETROIT -- Honda Motor Co., with help from partner IBM Corp., is preparing to introduce an improved speech-recognition system that will allow drivers to get voice navigation guidance without having to manually punch in any information or take their eyes off the road to read a computer screen.

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.

Burnettown name change is just the beginning

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.

Work renovates historic cemetery

Agencies get messages out at CFC kickoff

Graduation will be held at stadiums
The home turf wins.

Complaint takes book off of list

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

Pastor chosen for service's keynote

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.

Woman is found dead; boyfriend faces charge

Rants and raves
DEAR MR. PRESIDENT, after your weapons of mass destruction lie, you continue to distract us from your inability to run a country.

Meetings

House vote challenges new overtime pay rules
WASHINGTON - In a sharp rebuke of a new administration policy, the House moved Thursday to block the Labor Department from carrying out overtime rules that critics argued could deprive millions of workers of their overtime pay.

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

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.

Council member charged in theft

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.

News you can use

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.

Anniversary

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.

State universities face job cuts

Across South Carolina

Around town

Kid of the day

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.

Country singer pays a visit to Carter
PLAINS, Ga. - Willie Nelson visited his longtime friend, former President Jimmy Carter, on Thursday for the taping of a television special and a free concert for the residents of Mr. Carter's hometown.

For the record

Furcal arrested on DUI charge

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 2-year Christopher Cody Jr. of Augusta.

Silver Bluff to get funds

Across South Carolina
CONWAY - A body with the head and hands chopped off has been found at a home, and a suspect has been arrested, police said.

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.

Police release slaying details
Autopsy results show that the 48-year-old woman who was found dead inside her west Augusta apartment Wednesday was strangled to death Saturday night, authorities said.

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.

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

Fort profile

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.

Around the block

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.

Across the area
A Thomson man was arrested Thursday on charges of kidnapping, armed robbery and aggravated assault after police say they connected him to an armed robbery at an Evans tanning salon Monday.

Across the area

Augustan is fined in carnival case
RALEIGH, N.C. - The last defendant facing state charges stemming from the campaign finance scandal involving former state Agriculture Commissioner Meg Scott Phipps was sentenced Wednesday.

Alcohol vote may confuse

3 budget paths confront schools
ATLANTA - How much aid the state sends to local school systems in the next fiscal year might depend on which of three budget scenarios plays out in the coming months.

Augustan is fined in carnival case

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.

Booster clubs come to aid of cash-strapped schools

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.

News you can use

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.

House vote challenges new overtime pay rules

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.

Graduation will be held at stadiums

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

3 budget paths confront schools

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.

Fewer people apply for aid

Women retire after years of service on post

Booster clubs come to aid of cash-strapped schools
AIKEN - Although a half-century of football at Aiken High School's Hagood Stadium is a matter of celebration and nostalgia, the torn, rusty fence that circled the gridiron wasn't an antique to brag about.

Residents gripe over roadwork
Donnie Smith says he signed an agreement with Richmond County's Public Works Department for it not to cut down seven of his oak trees.

Residents gripe over roadwork

Yearlong SAT class begins at 3 schools
Evans High School junior Jonathan Scott has learned that when in doubt, it's best not to guess.

2 charged with disseminating obscene materials

Country singer pays a visit to Carter

Area is spared tornado activity
AIKEN - Beech Islanders were not hit with a tornado this week, officials said, just an intense burst of wind and rain.

Fewer people apply for aid
COLUMBIA - A new report shows a slight decline in the number of South Carolinians on welfare, but federal changes in the program and state budget cuts threaten the progress, officials say.

Scores changed on bids' review

Standards set reading focus
ATLANTA - New guidelines approved by the State Board of Education for teachers of the youngest pupils put the focus on added reading.

Calendar

Standards set reading focus

Across Georgia

Rants and raves
DEAR MR. PRESIDENT, after your weapons of mass destruction lie, you continue to distract us from your inability to run a country.

Pet of the week

Hurricane moves on with heavy wind, rain

Across the area

Across the area

Area is spared tornado activity

Newcomers club helps residents learn about area

Around town

Pupils improved scores on PACT

Across the area
A Thomson man was arrested Thursday on charges of kidnapping, armed robbery and aggravated assault after police say they connected him to an armed robbery at an Evans tanning salon Monday.

Budget proposals infuriate critics

News you can use
SEPT. 10, 1999 Swastikas, vulgarities and racist slurs were found scrawled on six Columbia County school buses and two buildings at three different schools Thursday morning.

Communities urged to help students succeed

Graduation sites to be chosen

Residents recover from record-setting rainfall

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.

Post happenings

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Parking lot is closer for club

Calendar
The calendar is a listing of events, programs and other community notices. Send your notices to Calendar, Attention: Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Williston looks for change

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.

Kid of the day

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

Complaint takes book off of list
A descriptive book about a boy's struggle to grow up under apartheid in South Africa will be pulled from the reading list of a senior literature class at Hephzibah High School after complaints from a parent, according to Richmond County school trustee Kenneth Echols.

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.

Across Georgia
KENNESAW - Two people riding in a small plane headed to Florida survived a crash Thursday, authorities said.

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.

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

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.

Around town
ron cockerille/staffStan Goodman, a member of the Rotary Club from Aiken, works with others to prepare the performance stage for Aiken's Makin'. The event will be today and Saturday in downtown Aiken.

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.

Fliers dispel fears of date
Three years after the most tragic terrorist attack on American soil, experts say Sept. 11 is beginning to resemble a normal day for air travel.

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.

Alcohol vote may confuse
AIKEN - When South Carolina voters go to the polls in November, more than a presidency and a U.S. Senate seat will be at stake.

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.

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.

Receivers hope to prove their potential
ATHENS, Ga. - Playmakers don't want to hear about a defensive stopper bailing them out with the only touchdown of the game.

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

THEATERS, RATINGS

Toronto fest ushers in Hollywood's prestige season

At the Movies: 'Resident Evil: Apocalypse'

At the Movies: 'Cellular'
First came "Phone Booth," in which Colin Farrell was trapped under a sniper's predatory gaze while making a call in Times Square.

At the Movies: 'Cellular'

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

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

New on DVD

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.

Campbell turns vixenish in Toronto flick
TORONTO -- Neve Campbell has gone from prey to predator. The damsel who fought back in the "Scream" horror-spoof trilogy, Campbell now steps up with a racy femme-fatale turn in "When Will I Be Loved," which played Thursday at the Toronto International Film Festival one day before its U.S. debut.

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.

Campbell turns vixenish in Toronto flick

'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.

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.

At the Movies: 'Resident Evil: Apocalypse'
Imagine "Beauty and the Beast" with zombies and explosions and hot women in miniskirts and you have some idea of what "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" is like.

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

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.

Assault charges against Rapper Loon dismissed
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- A judge has dismissed assault charges against rapper Loon, who was arrested in February after a security guard was stabbed outside a nightclub.

Assault charges against Rapper Loon dismissed

Hot ticket

Smaller venues offer indie acts place to perform

Flogging Molly remains upbeat, but slower tunes let band shine

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.

Symphony to perform selection commissioned for anniversary

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

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

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

Club calendar

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

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

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.

Source Hip-Hop Music Awards nominations unveiled
NEW YORK -- Rapper-producer Kanye West received a leading six Source Hip-Hop Music Awards nominations Thursday, while Ludacris got five.

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

Source Hip-Hop Music Awards nominations unveiled

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.

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.

Roots of alt rock

Rookie drives to first pole

Lending A Helping Hand

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.

NASCAR newsmaker Bill Elliott

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.

Rookie drives to first pole
RICHMOND, Va. - Impressive rookie Kasey Kahne started what he hopes will be an uplifting weekend Thursday night, winning his first pole of the season in 22 tries in NASCAR's Busch Series.

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.

Falcons fans sacrifice for trip to San Francisco

Dolphins' home game against Titans moved up to Saturday

Money not everything to Spikes

Baltimore eyes Super Bowl

Patriots send Colts packing

NFL capsules

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

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Overtime

Rain delay turns talk to replay

Granite memorial to raceway will be unveiled Saturday

Federer bounces Agassi

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.

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.

Federer bounces Agassi
NEW YORK - Roger Federer posted a huge win in the howling wind, beating two-time champion Andre Agassi 6-3, 2-6, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 on Thursday in a U.S. Open quarterfinal match suspended the previous night because of rain.

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.

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

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.

Money not everything to Spikes
The year was 1998. Washington County's Takeo Spikes had money to burn. His rookie contract with the Cincinnati Bengals paid him an instant $3.6 million signing bonus and $7.5 million over five years.

Patriots send Colts packing
FOXBORO, Mass. -- As usual, Tom Brady was uncannily accurate as the New England Patriots moved within three wins of setting the NFL record for consecutive victories.

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

Baltimore eyes Super Bowl
BALTIMORE - Take a relentless defense and a punishing running back, add a few potential distractions and top it all off with a healthy dose of arrogance.

Dolphins' home game against Titans moved up to Saturday
MIAMI - The Miami Dolphins' opening game against the Tennessee Titans will be played Saturday instead of Sunday because of Hurricane Ivan.

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.

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.

Receivers hope to prove their potential

NBC starts its fall season with modest results
NEW YORK -- NBC was ready to start the fall television season last week, but viewers weren't quite ready.

Ratings for basic cable networks

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.

Has Ken Jennings' 'Jeopardy!' run come to an end?

Boxing reality show finally makes it on the air

NBC starts its fall season with modest results

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.

'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.

'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.

'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.

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

An update on Ken Jennings' 'Jeopardy!' streak
Ken Jennings, a 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.

An update on Ken Jennings' 'Jeopardy!' streak

Has Ken Jennings' 'Jeopardy!' run come to an end?
LOS ANGELES -- Has Ken Jennings ended his "Jeopardy!" streak?

Regulators update children's programming standard for digital age
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators unanimously approved rules Thursday requiring television stations that air more than one digital channel to show additional children's programming - in some cases up to 18 hours of kids' shows a week.

Hollywood Reporter chronicles 100-episode TV shows
LOS ANGELES -- Counting to 100 used to be so much easier for TV producers.

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. 30-Sept. 5. Each ratings point represents 1,084,000 households. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses.

CBS consolidates network, television studio arms

Bobby Fischer wins injunction against deportation order

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Aiken's Makin' is all new this year

Fashion Rocks at Radio City Music Hall event

Applause calendar

'Identity Crisis' remakes DC comics universe as tragedy

People in the News

Pollack is weary of big play's spotlight

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.

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.

Hometown pulls for Turman, not Gamecocks

Hometown pulls for Turman, not Gamecocks
WASHINGTON, Ga. - A ceramic English bulldog guards the sidewalk of a house on Poplar Drive.

Odds and Ends

Magazine features nude video game characters

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