Boxed-away poetry collection comes to life in unique gift to Atlanta school

Harbor House to have big year
From one book published seven years ago, Harbor House has grown to include new offices and even a listing in Publishers Weekly as one of the top small publishing houses in the United States.

In an election year, politics even pervades picture books
NEW ORLEANS -- How do you get preschoolers interested in a presidential election? Get Duck on the ballot.

Book dives into the sea of problems in commercial shipping

Alabama theater takes Shakespeare to soldiers
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Remi Sandri would be nervous about playing one of literature's most infamous soldiers in front of a crowd of military men and women, except he'll be wearing a dress - a Scottish kilt to be exact.

Jane Pauley and Osama are neighbors in the 'new bios' section

Arthur Schlesinger, liberal and proud at age 86

Wind blew in this biography of Francis Beaufort

Book published decades after young author's death wins recognition
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.

In an election year, politics even pervades picture books

Dean offers critiques, solutions for Democrats, media in new book
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Howard Dean, a politician who has made much over the years of his experience as a doctor, has written a new book offering a blunt diagnosis of what ails the Democratic Party and the news media, as well as a prescription for a cure.

Book published decades after young author's death wins recognition

Boxed-away poetry collection comes to life in unique gift to Atlanta school
ATLANTA -- Raymond Danowski scanned rows of poetry works stacked on shelves in an Emory University library and was mystified to see his entire collection in one place.

Wind blew in this biography of Francis Beaufort
What a life! Francis Beaufort went to sea at 14, survived shipwreck and Malay pirates on his first voyage, fought Napoleon as a Royal Navy officer, and went on to become the British navy's chief mapmaker, encountering nearly everyone who was anyone along the way.

Alabama theater takes Shakespeare to soldiers

Book dives into the sea of problems in commercial shipping
"The Outlaw Sea" points out the sea's great influence on our lives, something that is often forgotten, ignored or taken for granted.

Harbor House to have big year

Jane Pauley and Osama are neighbors in the 'new bios' section
Jane Pauley is easy to find on television, while Osama bin Laden has proven to be a bit more elusive. But each of these famous folks is highly visible as the subject of a new book.

Arthur Schlesinger, liberal and proud at age 86
NEW YORK -- Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., 86 years old and never more liberal, stares calmly from behind his large, clear-framed glasses and reviews the current stage of what he has called the "cycles" of American politics.

Baseball notebook

Prior turns back Marlins this time, Cubs get split

Baseball notebook
BALTIMORE - The New York Yankees observed the third anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon by wearing commemorative hats with an American flag on the side.

Prior turns back Marlins this time, Cubs get split
CHICAGO - Mark Prior's previous appearance against the Florida Marlins at Wrigley Field turned into one of the most agonizing losses in Chicago Cubs' history.

'Sunshine states' take first in 2004 postcard contest

Odds and Ends
CHESTER, Ill. -- Oh, Popeye! The sailor man is looking buff for a guy of 75.

Man OK After Being Run Over by Train
LE MARS, Iowa (AP) -- A man who police say was intoxicated was unhurt after a train drove over him. Shawn M. Polley, 44, of Bowling Green, Ky., was passed out between the rails of the train tracks last week, police said.

Judge grants murder suspect's request to attend funeral of alleged victim
PHILADELPHIA -- A judge Thursday granted a murder suspect's request to attend his alleged victim's wake, but the city's sheriff vowed to defy an order to transport the suspect to the funeral home.

Man Gets 6 Months for Swinging Alligator
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A man who swung an alligator at his girlfriend during an argument was sentenced to six months in jail.

U.S. Draft Dodgers Getting Recognized
NELSON, British Columbia (AP) -- U.S. draft dodgers who fled to Canada are finally getting some recognition - in Canada.

Bizarre bank robbery killing yields more questions than clues
ERIE, Pa. -- The call to Mama Mia's pizzeria came in about 1:30 p.m. The caller directed the deliveryman to a rural spot along a main drag, where a gravel road leads to a television transmission tower.

Braves' notebook
ATLANTA - Appearing downcast and contrite, Rafael Furcal apologized to the Atlanta Braves organization, his teammates, and fans for a second DUI arrest during an informal session with reporters in the home clubhouse Saturday afternoon.

Furcal arrested, faces second DUI conviction
ATLANTA - Braves shortstop Rafael Furcal was arrested early Friday on charges of driving under the influence, speeding and reckless driving. It was his second drunken driving arrest in four years.

Furcal arrested, faces second DUI conviction

Braves' notebook

Braves pound Expos, Hampton hurt
ATLANTA - There might be a big game ahead for Jose Capellan today, but the Atlanta Braves had more pressing concerns with the health of their rotation Saturday night.

Braves pound Expos, Hampton hurt

Business calendar
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Disney's CEO to leave company in 2006, when contract expires
LONDON -- Michael Eisner, who led the Walt Disney Co. to huge success in the 1980s but more recently clashed with dissident stockholders including the founder's family, will leave the company in 2006 when his contract expires, the company said Friday.

Business calendar

Cracker Barrel announces $8.7 million discrimination settlement
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Cracker Barrel has agreed to pay $8.7 million to settle lawsuits that accused the country cooking restaurant chain of segregating black customers, subjecting them to racial slurs and giving black workers inferior jobs.

Business owners should start thinking about succession plans
NEW YORK -- As the leading edge of baby boomers moves toward retirement, many with small businesses need to start thinking about succession plans or exit strategies.

Wholesale prices dip in August - a sign inflation not problem for economy
WASHINGTON -- Wholesale prices dipped 0.1 percent in August as a retreat in food costs helped to blunt a rise in the price of some energy products, a fresh sign that inflation isn't currently a problem for the economy.

Area businesses expect more Masters spending
There's a full six months to go before the 2005 Masters Tournament, but hospitality businesses in Augusta already are expecting a big rebound in corporate spending.

Sprint, AT&T to pay about $1.5 million to settle claims of credit law violations
WASHINGTON -- Sprint and AT&T will pay nearly $1.5 million in civil penalties to settle government claims that the companies violated federal credit laws for customers seeking telephone service.

Cracker Barrel announces $8.7 million discrimination settlement

TSA to reimburse 15,000 airline passengers for bag claims
WASHINGTON -- The Transportation Security Administration said Friday that it will pay an average of $110 each to 15,000 airline passengers who claim their possessions were lost, stolen or damaged when their bags were screened for bombs and weapons.

On the move
Jason Sowinksi, Bank of America's banking center manager at Evans Center, has been promoted to assistant vice president.

Area businesses expect more Masters spending

Battle intensifies over ill-gotten executive bonuses
NEW YORK -- It doesn't seem to matter that more than a thousand companies have restated earnings in recent years. Most of their executives are still holding on to bonus pay that it turns out they technically didn't earn.

On the move

Property transfers
These are Richmond County property transfers for Aug. 24-27. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Skipping lines rewards company
Sheila Roker used to have to carry all her business's outgoing shipments to the post office herself.

Augusta sees influx of hotels as occupancy rate plummets
The old Guest Inn off Washington Road had become a run-down place where crime was as much a part of the landscape as tourists.

Augusta sees influx of hotels as occupancy rate plummets

TSA to reimburse 15,000 airline passengers for bag claims

Skipping lines rewards company

Disney's CEO to leave company in 2006, when contract expires

Business owners should start thinking about succession plans

Small Pennsylvania bank wins fight over "Citizens" name
PHILADELPHIA -- One of the nation's biggest banks must rename its branches in a corner of western Pennsylvania to avoid trampling on a tiny competitor, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

Wholesale prices dip in August - a sign inflation not problem for economy

Dry spell shutters Atlanta brewery
ATLANTA - Microbrewer Crawford Moran started Atlanta's Dogwood Brewing Co. in 1996 because he loved beer.

Property transfers

Lively speakers prove entertaining

Lively speakers prove entertaining
Tuesday's Augusta Commission meeting was more like a Looney Tunes episode or a Mel Brooks movie than usual.

Clemson notebook
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Tommy Bowden vowed before the season to give Yusef Kelly, Reggie Merriweather and Kyle Browning their shots at the running back position.

Clemson notebook

Small school roundup
CLINTON, S.C. - Linebacker Donny Stamper broke up a pass in the end zone as time expired for Presbyterian to keep the lead and beat Charleston Southern 19-14 on Saturday.

Croom loses conference debut
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Auburn's Cadillac enjoyed another drive through Mississippi State's defense.

Croom loses conference debut

Hurricanes howl into ACC

Hurricanes howl into ACC
MIAMI - New season, new conference, same result.

Miami beats Florida State in overtime

Miami beats Florida State in overtime
MIAMI -- New season, new conference, same result.

Goal put Carpenter on top

Science center saved
Thanks to the hard work of Joe Edwards, his staff and volunteers, downtown Augusta's National Science Center at Fort Discovery is getting back on its feet, having extended its hours since Labor Day.

Science center saved

Inhumane

Diet, not surgery
When does government save money by not cutting out the fat? When the fat it's cutting belongs to fat people.

A third-rate forgery?
The liberal media are generally disinclined to see an approaching storm if it has any chance of raining on a Democrat.

Diet, not surgery

The lesson of Sept. 11
The lack of terrorist attacks in the past three years is an incredible blessing.

Inhumane
What if your neighbor's house were hit by three disasters inside of a month?

Family of late actor John Ritter files wrongful death suit
LOS ANGELES -- The family of John Ritter has sued a Burbank hospital, accusing it of negligence in the death of the 54-year-old actor.

Publisher of Kitty Kelley seeks damages from Newsweek
NEW YORK -- The publisher of Kitty Kelley's controversial new biography of the Bush family has accused Newsweek of allegedly violating a prepublication agreement and said the magazine owed "substantial damages."

P. Diddy: Child support lawsuit really about 'adult support'
NEW YORK -- The baby mama drama just won't stop for P. Diddy.

Slower growth at home gives international funds extra appeal

Slower growth at home gives international funds extra appeal
NEW YORK -- There have always been lots of reasons to invest in international stocks: Opportunity abounds beyond our borders. But lately, many on Wall Street have raised their stake overseas as high valuations and slower growth at home make U.S. stocks relatively less attractive.

Pet insurance can provide health, accident coverage

Wall Street eyes pharmaceutical stocks as presidential race unfolds
NEW YORK -- As the presidential election draws near, many on Wall Street are growing nervous about the potential effect of Democratic candidate John Kerry's platform on prescriptions drugs, and how it might reduce the earnings of the companies that produce them. But some analysts say curbing drug prices is bound to become a larger issue in the years ahead, no matter who controls the White House.

Pet insurance can provide health, accident coverage
NEW YORK -- When Alyson Dutch's yellow Labrador encountered not one but two rattlesnakes this spring, she was glad she had pet insurance.

Eagles soar on field, scoreboard
STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern paid Division II Johnson C. Smith approximately $40,000 to be its opponent Saturday in the home opener at Paulson Stadium.

Georgia Tech notebook
FRESHMEN AGAIN: Georgia Tech's Darryl Richard made the first start of his career against Clemson. The true freshman opened the game at defensive tackle in the Jackets' nickel package.

Jackets nab crazy win over Tigers
CLEMSON, S.C. - Georgia Tech and Clemson consider each other rivals.

Eagles soar on field, scoreboard

Georgia Tech notebook

Golf roundup
OAKVILLE, Ontario - The only lengthy putt Mike Weir made Saturday in the Canadian Open came at a good time, a 6-footer for birdie on the 18th hole that gave him a three-shot lead and left him in great shape to become the first Canadian to win his national championship in 50 years.

Georgia opens up big lead
AIKEN - Georgia opened up such a wide lead over South Carolina after the first day of the 17th annual Regions Cup Matches on Saturday, one Palmetto State golfer was forced to trot out the greatest comeback in Ryder Cup history for inspiration.

Golf roundup

Georgia opens up big lead

Weir takes spotlight from Vijay
OAKVILLE, Ontario - The Canadian Open got the perfect gift for its 100th anniversary - national hero Mike Weir in the lead with a flawless round of 5-under-par 66, and a showdown with the No. 1 player in golf looming on the weekend.

Weir takes spotlight from Vijay

Red Devils air it out in victory over Wolfpack

Hornets dispose of Mustangs

Silver Foxes roll to victory

Silver Foxes roll to victory

Hillary continues to impress

Westside lobs way to victory

Calvin, Rebels come home with win

High school football capsules
HARLEM, Ga. - Jeremy Larson returned two kickoff returns and an interception for touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs to a wild win in Region 3-AAA on Friday night.

Rebels declaw 'Cats in thrilling fashionHeadlineRebels declaw 'Cats
JOHNSTON, S.C. - A Georgia high school football team squaring off against a South Carolina team is a rare occurrence in 2004. A football game at any level topping Strom Thurmond's dramatic 35-28 victory over Laney on Friday would be even harder to find.

Underdog Panthers bite back
The Lakeside Panthers were underdogs in the first week of the season and came away with a tie against Washington-Wilkes. They were again underdogs Friday at Panther Stadium against Jefferson County.

Red Devils air it out in victory over Wolfpack
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Lincoln County had a receiving combination that connected in a 22-7 victory, while Greenbrier's best passing combo remained sidelined with injuries.

Aquinas learning to win
Coach Jim Connor doesn't know the last time Aquinas started a season 3-0.

Calvin, Rebels come home with win
When a Hephzibah player gives a noteworthy individual performance, the Rebels respond with three claps.

Silver Foxes roll to victory
NORTH AUGUSTA - North Augusta High School doesn't want to think of itself as a one-man show, but the Yellow Jackets did little to dispel that myth Friday night.

Westside lobs way to victory
Westside quarterbacks completed two passes Friday - two jump-ball-style throws. The result: Two touchdowns and one win for the Patriots.

Hornets dispose of Mustangs
LANGLEY - Aiken High struggled at the quarterback position Friday night.

Washington does it all at The Brickyard
For a game between two teams known for tough defense, the score reflected more on the offensive abilities of both teams. Burke County upset rival Thomson at The Brickyard, 24-21 on Friday night.

Hillary continues to impress
Each game it's a new trick, a new dazzle and a new spark. The library of game film of Strom Thurmond's Coco Hillary continues to build.

Silver Foxes roll to victory
NORTH AUGUSTA - North Augusta High School doesn't want to think of itself as a one-man show, but the Yellow Jackets did little to dispel that myth Friday night.

Dangerous Ivan nears Caymans
BULL BAY, Jamaica - Hurricane Ivan strengthened to a rare Category 5 storm capable of catastrophic damage, leaving Jamaica and aiming for the Cayman Islands with winds reaching 165 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Saturday.

Some in Florida stay for storm
KEY WEST, Fla. - Many businesses were shuttered and streets were largely deserted Saturday as residents fled from this normally bustling island resort town amid concern that Hurricane Ivan was heading for Florida.

'Sunshine states' take first in 2004 postcard contest
We had another successful summer with our vacation postcard contest. By Labor Day, I had received a card from every state; New Mexico was the last one in to complete the list.

Police impersonator sought in assault attempt
Police are looking for a man who they say posed as a law enforcement officer, kidnapped a 16-year-old girl and tried to sexually assault her early this morning.

Editorial gave mayor unfair shake

Athletes should be role models

Athletes should be role models
I read your sports article on Robert Dunn (" 'I've done enough wrong," Sept. 3). As an elementary school teacher, I found some issues that need addressing. JoAnn Davis, Augusta

Column tells truth on terrorism

Kerry has dishonored veterans

Kerry has dishonored veterans
When John Kerry was protesting the war in the 1970s, bashing America and its servicemen and women, here is what he had to say about the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion:

Republicans would put nation in ruins
Now that the conventions are over, whom should we vote for? Bob Gutin Augusta

Who's the actual flip-flopper here - John Kerry or President Bush?
Republicans have made a big deal about Kerry's supposed flip-flops on issues, so let's examine the record.

Swift veterans bring up valid points
Jay Connail's Sept. 3 letter ("Swifties are spreading lies") says Swift Boat Veterans for Truth are lying about John Kerry's testimony before Congress on April 22, 1971. He says Kerry was repeating confessions of other veterans of war atrocities. Jeff Burke Aiken, S.C.

Music scene needs a jump start
I've lived in the CSRA my whole life, and also have visited many cities all over the United States. Never before have I witnessed such a poor music scene in any of these cities as Augusta.

We don't need new arts venues

We don't need new arts venues
I have been a resident of Augusta for more than 55 years, and have never been so distressed with the Augusta political situation as I am now.

Extremists resist negotiation

Editorial gave mayor unfair shake
I am disappointed in your Sept. 5 editorial ("Mayor Young blew it") castigating Mayor Bob Young for being absent during the recent debate over the special-purpose local option sales tax.

Who's the actual flip-flopper here - John Kerry or President Bush?

Column tells truth on terrorism
Praise be to you, Michael Ryan, for your Sept. 5 column ("These aren't your father's anti-war protesters") exposing a few of the little-known, hard facts about Muslim terrorists.

Extremists resist negotiation
I commend Michael Ryan for his fine Sept. 5 column, "These aren't your father's anti-war protesters." Let me add it's a shame that the only time Vietnam is mentioned today is when it suits someone's agenda.

Infrared scanners to used to catch tax delinquents, criminals

Casual elegance sets tone for Carolina Herrera's spring collection

Startup aims for easy transfers of Web snippets to cell phones

Keep introduction simple at wedding

Barbecue talk cooks up book

Women plug in to home improvement

Family Briefs

Greatest show on ice

DIET: Poll finds big majority of Americans say they are careful about eating habits

Travel briefs

Designer Zac Posen thinks big, sees an empire in his future

Eureka! Light in the clothes closet

'Da Vinci Code' tourism is the new travel fad in Europe

Couple balances work of modernizing house with preserving history

Nautical charm only a part of lighthouses' lure

Eureka! Light in the clothes closet
If you're like most of us, your clothes closet isn't lighted. And even if you do have a ceiling light well bet dimes for dollars that you still have to take your wardrobe choices out into the sunlight to be sure that you have selected colors that don't clash.

'Da Vinci Code' tourism is the new travel fad in Europe
PARIS -- It began with a prophecy at Paris' Saint-Sulpice church. An American visitor pressed a thick volume into the pastor's hands and said, "My father, this book is going to cause you many troubles."

Keep introduction simple at wedding
Dear Carson: My gay nephew and his life partner are coming from out of town to attend my son's wedding and reception. How should I introduce them to my other guests? I don't want to hurt their feelings. - Introduction Interrogation

Family Briefs
NEW YORK -- During the first few weeks of school, students are eager to load up on the supplies they'll need to do their homework. But it usually takes only a few weeks for these prized possessions to fall by the wayside - or more likely fall behind the couch - and for children to find themselves without the tools necessary for a particular assignment.

Where to view the colorful leaves
NEW YORK -- There's nothing prettier than the canopies and carpets of colored leaves of autumn in New England. Connoisseurs of the season fill the region's bed-and-breakfasts; lines form at roadside stands promising hot cider, and crowds jostle at pick-your-own pumpkin fields and apple orchards.

Infrared scanners to used to catch tax delinquents, criminals
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- This city is among the first in the nation to use infrared scanners that read license plates on moving and parked cars, giving officials immediate access to a database of police and tax records in their hunt for criminals and tax delinquents.

Designer Zac Posen thinks big, sees an empire in his future
NEW YORK -- Zac Posen starts his day like many other 23-year-olds: He's running late and clutching a large Starbucks iced coffee. His pants are slightly rumpled and the polo shirt-funky blazer combination he's wearing is an unconventional interpretation of business casual.

Startup aims for easy transfers of Web snippets to cell phones
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Have you ever gone online to get driving directions, only to leave the printout behind? Have you made movie plans, but forgot to jot down the show times? Or do you simply need an easy way to feed phone numbers to your cell phone?

In the know
The Augusta Chronicle wants to know what weird, wacky or just plain goofy projects you'd want the sales tax to fund. The sky's the limit, and no project plan is too small or too large.

DIET: Poll finds big majority of Americans say they are careful about eating habits
HOUSTON -- Nearly 70 percent of Americans say they are careful about what they eat, and even more say diet is essential to good health, according to a new nationwide health poll in which obesity ranked second among the biggest health concerns.

Nautical charm only a part of lighthouses' lure
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Combine the tragic romance of seafaring, the skill of engineering, the lessons of history and a nice day at the beach, and you have some of the reasons why lighthouses continue to captivate travelers on land and sea.

Casual elegance sets tone for Carolina Herrera's spring collection
NEW YORK -- Carolina Herrera makes it look so easy to create an outfit that's both casual and elegant: She'll pair a retro-print blouse and a sophisticated broadtail skirt, or add semiprecious stone embroidery to an otherwise simple tank-strap dress.

Travel briefs
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Think autumn and you think colored leaves, apple-picking and chilly nights.

Chicago's mayor outlines elaborate camera network for city
CHICAGO -- More than 2,000 surveillance cameras in public places would be tied in to a network that would use sophisticated software to spot emergencies or suspicious behavior under a plan announced Thursday by Mayor Richard Daley.

Barbecue talk cooks up book
Two women who met at a backyard barbecue and had never written anything professionally decided 12 years ago to rectify what they saw as a woeful lack of information for women looking to do small home repairs.

Women plug in to home improvement
A woman's hands have the power to soothe, to gesture with eloquence, to create beauty and to nurture.

Couple balances work of modernizing house with preserving history
History is alive in Thomson, where William and Stevi Wansley have embraced the epic task of maintaining the oldest documented brick house in Georgia.

Greatest show on ice
ANTARCTIC CIRCLE -- It was a sparkling summer day in the White Continent. An albatross stalked our ship for miles over calm blue seas polka-dotted with ice floes, past glacier-robed peaks, under an insomniac sun.

Across Georgia
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE - The suspended president of the major civilian employees union at Robins Air Force Base has been cited for sending e-mails critical of President Bush via a work computer.

878th Battalion welcomed home

Sketch display leads to arrests
NORTH AUGUSTA - They told police they thought they'd win a DVD player.

Across the southeast
ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. - A German tourist died after being found unconscious in the surf by lifeguards.

Workers want DOE to pay medical costs
AIKEN - Jesse Adams found out in 2002 that his left lung was riddled with cancer, 20 years after he started a two-year stint of electrical work in radioactive areas of Savannah River Site.

Scouts round up items for sailors
When Haley Ortiz, 8, was asked to write a letter to a Navy sailor several weeks ago as part of a Girl Scout monthly service project, she said she knew just what to say.

Man is denied bail in 1994 homicide
A suspect in a 10-year-old homicide must await trial behind bars, a judge ruled Friday.

Restored site draws in visitors
Pat Hathaway and her husband, B.J., know about restoring older properties.

Democrat's ad highlights her Christian faith, experts say
COLUMBIA - Political observers say a recent television ad by Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Inez Tenenbaum subtly touches on the issue of religion.

Across the area

Across Georgia

Across the area
The son of the Richmond County school superintendent and another young man pleaded innocent Friday to criminal charges.

Symphony celebrates anniversary with music
After performing a soprano standard selection by Richard Wagner, opera star Deborah Voight wished the Augusta Symphony a very happy birthday in a brand-new way.

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON - The state Board of Medical Examiners is searching for a physician willing to take on hundreds of patients of a doctor who surrendered his license after being arrested on gun charges.

Group objects to fee on land

Georgia prepares for Ivan impact
ATLANTA - With Hurricane Ivan crashing through the Caribbean, state officials are making preparations for a U.S. landfall expected early in the week - the second major storm to head toward Georgia this month.

School program has new job plan

British bird takes leave of his hosts in Georgia
GUM BRANCH, Ga. - Little Tony Blair has flown the coop. Richard Webb confirmed Thursday that the British racing bird who traveled thousands of miles last month from Europe only to take up temporary residence at his Gum Branch home left quietly Aug. 22.

Fence should deter wildlife
Officials are hoping a new fencing project keeps a few dangerous animals out of Augusta Regional Airport.

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Across the area

Man charged in shooting death
Richmond County sheriff's deputies charged an Augusta man in the fatal shooting of a man feuding with his son Saturday.

Sketch display leads to arrests

News you can use

Athen's school worker charged in sex crimes
ATHENS, Ga. - An interpreter for deaf students at an Athens high school was arrested Friday on charges she had sex with three 15-year-old students.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Aaryn Jenkins of Martinez.

Officers arrest teen in identity theft scam

Middle school has more cases go to tribunals
The eighth-grade boy knew his camouflage shorts wouldn't meet the uniform policy. His mother even told him so before he left home.

Leaders urge unity at religious service
ATLANTA - It is important to focus on the things people have in common instead of the things that divide, speakers said Saturday at an interfaith service commemorating the third anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Augustan could be next star
AIKEN - An Augusta resident came a step closer to a shot at stardom and a record deal after defeating 100 wanna-be pop stars in a local audition for Season 4 of Fox's reality show American Idol.

Athen's school worker charged in sex crimes

Man is denied bail in 1994 homicide

Democrat's ad highlights her Christian faith, experts say

Damage could hit $100 million
ATLANTA - Picking through fields, broken homes and damaged roads, the ugly picture of Hurricane Frances' harm to Georgia is becoming clear.

Bulldog, Gamecock fans gather for annual showdown
Erica Jeselnik attended the 11th annual Border Bash on Friday at Augusta Common for one reason and one reason only.

Aiken's Makin' artists toil over hobbies for funds
AIKEN - These days, it requires more than a burst of creative enthusiasm and an occasional weekend art festival to make it on the professional crafting circuit.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 8-year old Spencer King of Evans.

Where we worship
A weekly series that profiles various places of worship in Columbia County.

Across the area
The son of the Richmond County school superintendent and another young man pleaded innocent Friday to criminal charges.

School program has new job plan
MCCORMICK, S.C. - During fourth period, McCormick High School senior Johnathan Kelly isn't hitting the books, but he is hammering nails into two-by-fours that are taking the shape of the frame for a dog house.

Rants and raves
THIS IS A RANT against George Bush, who wormed his way out of serving in the armed forces; got himself a plush slot (through influence) in the Air National Guard, which he then ducked out of; and now sends our young people to a war that benefits only Halliburton and the rest of his rich buddies! He needs to go back to his ranch to be king of the cowboys, not the president of our country. We need a leader with international experience, war experience, and vision.

Damage could hit $100 million

Rants and raves
THIS IS A RANT against George Bush, who wormed his way out of serving in the armed forces; got himself a plush slot (through influence) in the Air National Guard, which he then ducked out of; and now sends our young people to a war that benefits only Halliburton and the rest of his rich buddies! He needs to go back to his ranch to be king of the cowboys, not the president of our country. We need a leader with international experience, war experience, and vision.

Kid of the day

Teacher is hurt in school fight

Director wants more for Aiken art festival
AIKEN - When Charlie Weiss looks at the annual craft and art extravaganza known as Aiken's Makin', he dreams of something far larger than a two-day event that draws between 25,000 to 30,000 people.

Family remains rooted in farming

Scouts round up items for sailors

Director wants more for Aiken art festival

Office is ready to clear hand

Around town

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - DeKalb County's police chief and the head of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation met Thursday to discuss plans to investigate whether DeKalb police made unauthorized background checks of reporters and political candidates.

Leaders urge unity at religious service

Bilingual Athens pupils could receive exemption
ATHENS, Ga. - Clarke County school board members said "yes" - or maybe "si" or "ja" or "oui" - Thursday night to a plan that would allow bilingual students an exemption from foreign language classes in high school.

Advocates hopeful for rail program's future
ATLANTA - After years of trying to get workers shuttled by trains instead of cars, rail advocates are beginning to see their efforts chug forward.

Office is ready to clear hand
Outside the evidence room at the Columbia County Sheriff's Office stands the county's last reminder of the video poker age.

Official accused in theft of water
JEFFERSON, Ga. - A Jackson County commissioner has been accused of stealing water from the northeast Georgia county.

Officers arrest teen in identity theft scam
HAPEVILLE, Ga. - Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy who is accused of orchestrating an elaborate identity theft scheme by posing as a private investigator and stealing financial information from at least a dozen people.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Around town
Rob Moon takes a stroll along Greene Street with his dogs, Aerial, 6, and Jolie, 9 months. Mr. Moon says he adopted Aerial from al shelter but Jolie "just showed up one day at my doorstep."

Bulldog, Gamecock fans gather for annual showdown

Plan would expand turn lane
For all those drivers frustrated when trying to turn left on Washington Road near the Evans Wal-Mart SuperCenter, Columbia County officials say help is on the way.

Across the area
Police arrested a man who they say robbed and attacked four people at an Augusta home early Saturday.

Preservationists tout home value
AIKEN - As Aiken's Historic Preservation Commission tries to expand the city's collection of protected homes and buildings, it's trying to convince skeptical owners that historic districts will increase the value of their property.

British bird takes leave of his hosts in Georgia

Middle school has more cases go to tribunals

Police impersonator sought in assault attempt

Advocates hopeful for rail program's future

Two sex offenders lose bids for bond
Two convicted sex offenders facing new sexual assault charges were denied bond Friday.

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina

Restored site draws in visitors

Family remains rooted in farming
HEMINGWAY, S.C. - The Lawrimore family is like fertile soil: nurturing, resistant to what's bad, knows what it needs to flourish and gets what it needs to grow.

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Group objects to fee on land
GREENSBORO - A large group of Greene County taxpayers will challenge the legality of a countywide $100 fee on land parcels that the Greene County Commission has levied to support the privately owned and financially struggling Minnie G. Boswell Hospital.

Workers want DOE to pay medical costs

DeMint aims to get rid of IRS
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim DeMint said Friday it's time to abolish the Internal Revenue Service and replace the nation's tax code with something "simple and fair and transparent."

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Teacher is hurt in school fight
A teacher was assaulted by students at a south Augusta high school Friday afternoon when she tried to break up one of several fights, officials said.

Symphony celebrates anniversary with music

News you can use
Sept. 11, 1959 Georgia Railroad and Banking Co. on Thursday redeemed at full face value an 1855 bank note mailed by the owner from Maryville, Tenn.

Aiken's Makin' artists toil over hobbies for funds

Cheerleaders can no longer skirt policies
Cheerleaders will have less reason to cheer in Richmond County schools next week.

Preservationists tout home value

878th Battalion welcomed home
They were gone for 15 months to Iraq, and returned home to Georgia with no casualties.

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Across South Carolina
PENDLETON - A 19-year-old Pendleton man was shot and killed after a fight at a high school football game.

Ugly win could be pretty special
COLUMBIA - Georgia's been here before. The Bulldogs have tasted the bile of a potential crushing upset at the hands of South Carolina and held it down.

Review: 'Daphne' opens New York City Opera season

Review: 'Daphne' opens New York City Opera season
NEW YORK -- Rarely performed operas usually are rarely performed for a reason, and Strauss' "Daphne" is no exception.

Worries mount for Johnson
RICHMOND, Va. - Jimmie Johnson had few worries most of the season, cruising along to the Nextel Cup Series points lead with ease.

Drivers keep eye on storm
RICHMOND, Va. - As soon as Sterling Marlin was finished driving Friday night in the final practice session for the Chevy Rock N Roll 400, he turned the television in his team's hauler to the Weather Channel.

Newman takes pole; eight race for Chase

Mayfield gets his miracle to make 'Chase'
RICHMOND, Va. - Jeremy Mayfield needed a miracle to qualify for NASCAR's playoff system, and he got one - a victory in the Chevy Rock 'N' Roll 400 on Saturday night at Richmond International Speedway.

Early miscues could be costly
RICHMOND, Va. - If Jamie McMurray or Jeremy Mayfield didn't make the cut for the Chase for the Championship after Saturday night's Chevy Rock N Roll 400, both will be haunted by early-season mistakes.

Newman takes pole; eight race for Chase
RICHMOND, Va. - Ryan Newman had no choice Friday: The best way to qualify for the Chase for the Championship - and a shot to win the Nextel Cup Series title - was to slow down at Richmond International Raceway.

Remembering when

Mayfield gets his miracle to make 'Chase'

Remembering when
MIKE ADAMS/specialRemembering whenLocal racer Ted Tidwell (left) and 1960 NASCAR Grand National champion Rex White pose by the Augusta International Raceway Memorial at Diamond Lakes Regional Park on Saturday. A local group raised money for the marker and plans more tributes in the future.

Racing roundup

Racing roundup
JOLIET, Ill. - Tony Kanaan had kept a close eye on the competition in practice, so he figured his qualifying run would be good enough to win the pole for the Delphi Indy 300.

Early miscues could be costly

Lawmakers question mention of Iraq in Sept. 11 resolution
WASHINGTON -- Mention of the war in Iraq clouded a House resolution marking the third anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, and 16 lawmakers voted Thursday against the otherwise non-controversial measure.

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Powell says bin Laden is alive but on the run
WASHINGTON -- Three years after the devastating Sept. 11 attacks, Secretary of State Colin Powell said he believes Osama bin Laden is still alive, in hiding and on the run.

Most Americans have vivid memories of terrorist attacks

Al-Qaida releases new tape near Sept. 11 anniversary rallying supporters
CAIRO, Egypt -- For the second year in a row, al-Qaida released a videotape rallying its supporters near the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, and experts were investigating if the images of the terror network's No. 2 leader were new or not.

Navy plans to name two ships at places where Sept. 11 planes crashed
WASHINGTON -- The Navy announced Thursday it will name two planned ships after the places where two of the planes hijacked on Sept. 11, 2001, crashed.

Nation mourns deaths of 9-11
NEW YORK - In the nation's largest commemoration of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the parents and grandparents of victims who died at the World Trade Center recited the names of the lost Saturday, while family members floated flowers on square pools recalling the outlines of the center's twin towers.

Sept. 11 families gain clout as lobbyists but now face hardest test yet

Couples want to honor date with weddings
Zandra Copeland wasn't surprised when friends and family questioned her for choosing the third anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks as her wedding date.

Names to be read aloud, bells to toll, lights to shine on third 9/11 anniversary

Most Americans have vivid memories of terrorist attacks
Seven in 10 Americans say their recollection of what they were doing at the exact time they learned about the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks is among their most vivid memories. Even more, 98 percent, say they can remember what they were doing when they learned of the attacks, according to an AP-Ipsos poll.

Lawmakers question mention of Iraq in Sept. 11 resolution

Father of 9/11 hijacker defends his son with denial, defiance
CAIRO, Egypt -- Mohammed al-Amir Atta no longer practices law, but when it comes to his son, he can still put up a spirited defense - loud, long arguments that allow few interruptions and carefully evade the key questions: Was his son really the lead hijacker in the Sept. 11 attacks? How does he live with the knowledge? Does he still believe his son is alive?

Lebanese parents of Sept. 11 victim say war on terror made world more dangerous

Names to be read aloud, bells to toll, lights to shine on third 9/11 anniversary
NEW YORK -- Last year, children's voices echoed across ground zero. This year, it is the bereaved parents and grandparents of World Trade Center victims who will read aloud the names of those lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

Al-Qaida releases new tape near Sept. 11 anniversary rallying supporters

Lebanese parents of Sept. 11 victim say war on terror made world more dangerous
KOUSBA, Lebanon -- Still dressed in mourning black, Yvette Moussa stares at a photograph of her eldest son and cries silently. It's what she does almost every day, remembering the young man who left a civil war in Lebanon to live a calmer, better life and ended up dead in the World Trade Center.

Relatives of undocumented terror victims from Mexico may never find answers
SAN PABLO ANICANO, Mexico -- A paycheck stub, a phone record, a money transfer receipt all they needed was some piece of paper to prove their loved one existed.

Father of 9/11 hijacker defends his son with denial, defiance

Sept. 11 families gain clout as lobbyists but now face hardest test yet
WASHINGTON -- After three years of angry advocacy, the families of Sept. 11 victims have achieved a rare position of influence over policy-makers, but they are about to face their toughest political test yet.

Sept. 11 DVDs present nation in crisis, mourning

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.

Relatives of undocumented terror victims from Mexico may never find answers

Area Ceremonies

Patriots capitalize on Colts' mistakes

Atlanta linebacker might flourish in new scheme

NFL Network will capitalize on sport

Early start doesn't slow Titans

Browns' back is doubtful for season opener

Mora tries to succeed where 11 others failed

NFL power rankings

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Slow down before more people are killed
What will it take to get you to slow down on Georgia's highways? Try this. Stop what you are doing for a second and look at someone you love. It could be your spouse, your significant other, your child, a parent or your best friend. Now, imagine that person has just learned that you have been killed in a motor vehicle crash, or you find out they have been killed. Sound far-fetched? It will happen more than 1,000 times this year in Georgia. One thousand living, breathing human beings who had hopes and dreams, who brought joy to other human beings and who won't see New Year's Day.

Slow down before more people are killed
What will it take to get you to slow down on Georgia's highways? Try this. Stop what you are doing for a second and look at someone you love. It could be your spouse, your significant other, your child, a parent or your best friend. Now, imagine that person has just learned that you have been killed in a motor vehicle crash, or you find out they have been killed. Sound far-fetched? It will happen more than 1,000 times this year in Georgia. One thousand living, breathing human beings who had hopes and dreams, who brought joy to other human beings and who won't see New Year's Day.

Russians' reign pours into final

Federer aims for major trio

Federer has one obstacle left for third Slam title this year

Overtime

Lady Wolfpack keeps winning
Before Greenbrier's volleyball game with Aquinas, one of the Lady Wolfpack players accidentally kicked Sunni Bennett during a pre-game huddle.

Federer aims for major trio
NEW YORK - First, critics said Roger Federer couldn't win the big ones, because he started his career with a 2-6 record in tournament finals.

Federer has one obstacle left for third Slam title this year
NEW YORK - Roger Federer kept up his bid to become the first man since 1988 to win three Grand Slam titles in a year, beating Tim Henman, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday, and cruising into the U.S. Open final against Lleyton Hewitt.

Russians' reign pours into final
NEW YORK - Fighting back from a disastrous start and winning the 49-stroke point of the tournament along the way, Jennifer Capriati served for the match against Elena Dementieva in their U.S. Open semifinal Friday.

Overtime
In Spartanburg, S.C., Augusta's Michael Green opened with 2&812;under&812;par 69 in the Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational, but finds himself five shots off the lead.

Outdoors calendar

Outdoors calendar
Thursday: A history lecture on the Phinizy Swamp area will be held at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park beginning with a bring&812;your&812;own picnic at 5 p.m. Call 828&812;2109 for details.

Giant catch

Giant catch
Giant catchCody Robertson, 14, was visiting his stepfather, Keith Moss of North Augusta, who arranged an evening of 'jug fishing' at Thurmond Lake. The practice involves using set lines, floated by milk jugs and baited with cut fish. Among the catch was this 42-pound flathead.

Snakes can calm down, too
Plenty of people are afraid of snakes, but a local scientist has been trying to find out if snakes might be equally afraid of people.

Atlanta linebacker might flourish in new scheme
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Though it hardly compares to his friendship with Chicago's Brian Urlacher, Atlanta's Keith Brooking has enjoyed the brief time he's spent with San Francisco's star linebacker, Julian Peterson.

Early start doesn't slow Titans
MIAMI - When the Tennessee Titans were forced to start the season 24 hours early because of Hurricane Ivan, their defense was ready.

Patriots capitalize on Colts' mistakes
FOXBORO, Mass. - New England linebacker Tedy Bruschi figures the streaking Super Bowl champs were starting from scratch in the NFL season opener.

Mora tries to succeed where 11 others failed
ATLANTA - As owner of the Atlanta Falcons, Arthur Blank needed only six months to fill the Georgia Dome with happy fans.

NFL Network will capitalize on sport
NEW YORK - Nothing draws television viewers like the NFL.

NFL power rankings
Every week of the season The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.

Browns' back is doubtful for season opener
Cleveland Browns running back Lee Suggs did not practice Friday, leaving him doubtful for Sunday's opener against the Baltimore Ravens.

Former nuns start retirement community for spiritual exploration
ABINGDON, Va. -- When she was a nun, Dene Peterson had expected to grow old in the convent, in the care of her other Roman Catholic sisters.

Record-holding drummer will lead workshop for conference
What do 1,199 drumbeats per minute sound like? Jotan Afanador knows.

Divorce program gives support
Just getting to a divorce recovery workshop can be hard.

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

Anchoring the flock
A dedication ceremony will be held at 10:45 a.m. Sunday for The Dock, the teen sanctuary and center at Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene.

Does Disney's empire preach a Mickey Mouse religion?
First the Simpsons, now Mickey Mouse. Two years ago, pop culture analyst Mark I. Pinsky unleashed "The Gospel According to the Simpsons," a book analyzing the surprising spiritual topics knitted into Fox's irreverent animated TV farce.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar is a roundup of church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send items to virginia.norton@augusta chronicle.com. Send a fax to 722-7403 or mail to Faith Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Snakes can calm down, too

Ugly win could be pretty special

"ER" charter cast member Noah Wyle says this will be his last season
NEW YORK -- Noah Wyle, the last continuous on-air link to the NBC medical drama "ER's" freshman season in 1994, seems headed for the doctor's retirement home.

"ER" charter cast member Noah Wyle says this will be his last season

Publisher of Kitty Kelley seeks damages from Newsweek

Georgia fans are worried about start
COLUMBIA - There's a line that can justify Saturday for Georgia.

Bulldogs score 20 straight in victory
COLUMBIA - David Greene struggled early but finished with 213 passing yards and two touchdowns, as third-ranked Georgia rallied to beat South Carolina, 20-16 on Saturday night.

Bulldogs score 20 straight in victory

Georgia rallies to win over South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Blue-and-green fireworks shot into the air behind an end zone. The rooster crowed loudly. And the bright yellow goalposts stood ready to be taken.

Georgia fans are worried about start

Gamecocks dishing out compliments

Former Silver Bluff stars shine in defeat
COLUMBIA - Marcus Lawrence stuffed. Troy Williamson rumbled. And Silver Bluff's two most high-profile alumni in the collegiate ranks nearly helped South Carolina pull off an upset of No. 3 Georgia.

Former Silver Bluff stars shine in defeat

Gamecocks dishing out compliments
COLUMBIA - The South Carolina offense kept the ball nearly two-thirds of the game and rushed for 269 yards in its 31-6 win over Vanderbilt a week ago.

Goal put Carpenter on top
Tommy Carpenter hardly fits the mold of a Regions Cup Player of the Year.

Judge grants murder suspect's request to attend funeral of alleged victim

Man OK After Being Run Over by Train

Bizarre bank robbery killing yields more questions than clues

Man Gets 6 Months for Swinging Alligator

U.S. Draft Dodgers Getting Recognized

Odds and Ends

Former nuns start retirement community for spiritual exploration

Record-holding drummer will lead workshop for conference

Does Disney's empire preach a Mickey Mouse religion?

Faith Calendar

A leading Jewish scholar offers the latest on the afterlife

Divorce program gives support