'Symphonie Fantastique' dazzles
NEW YORK - A fold of cloth soars, tumbles and pirouettes across a violet sky as violins swell. A burst of iridescent bubbles punctuates a deep staccato. Flashes of light echo the trumpet's blare.

'Symphonie Fantastique' dazzles

Fan's foresight won't pay off

Slugger is stuck on 699

Francisco is suspended for remainder of season

Rogers finally folds to Oakland on road
OAKLAND, Calif. - Kenny Rogers lost at the Coliseum for the first time in more than 10 years, with Bobby Crosby's three-run double in the fifth inning leading the Athletics to a 5-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday.

Fan's foresight won't pay off
LOS ANGELES - Michael Mahan figured it was worth spending $25,000 for baseball tickets - especially when it bought him the entire section at Dodger Stadium where he thought Barry Bonds' 700th home run ball might land.

Bonds finds 700 at home

Rogers finally folds to Oakland on road

Bonds finds 700 at home
SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds hit his 700th home run Friday night, toppling another milestone and edging closer to Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron in his quest to become the greatest slugger in baseball history.

Francisco is suspended for remainder of season
NEW YORK - Texas Rangers pitcher Frank Francisco was suspended for the rest of the season, and two teammates and a coach were suspended Friday after he threw a chair that hit a woman and broke her nose during a game against the Oakland Athletics earlier this week.

Slugger is stuck on 699
MILWAUKEE - Not in the city where Aaron played, he won't. But get ready, kayakers: Barry Bonds will get the chance to hit another historic homer at home.

Wet nights distract dog, owner from duties

Hugh Hefner inducted into the Erotic hall of fame
LOS ANGELES - So when are pajamas worthy of a museum exhibit? When they belong to Hugh Hefner.

Odds and Ends
SALEM, Ore. - Jeff Datwyler found lots of loot in the litter.

Goofy suspended for being too "goofy"
ORLANDO, Fla. - A Walt Disney World worker who was acquitted of charges he fondled a 13-year-old girl while dressed as Tigger has been suspended again, accused of shoving two people while in a Goofy costume.

Jones, Byrd carry Braves past Marlins

Jones, Byrd carry Braves past Marlins
MIAMI - Chipper Jones' three-run home run propelled the Atlanta Braves to an 8-1 win at Pro Player Stadium and lowered their magic number to eight for winning a 13th straight division crown.

Mets throttle Braves rookie
NEW YORK - If Jose Capellan's name registered at all this year, it was as the first pitcher to reach 100 mph on the radar gun at Disney's Cracker Jack Stadium in spring training.

Mets throttle Braves rookie

Diesel prices keep rising
WASHINGTON - Although gasoline has become more affordable since the start of summer, diesel and jet fuel prices are climbing steadily higher as autumn approaches, pinching truckers and pounding the already weakened airline industry.

Diesel prices keep rising

Jefferson adorns redesigned nickels

Consumer prices nudge up 0.1 percent in August
WASHINGTON - Consumer prices rose just 0.1 percent in August, a sign that inflation poses no immediate risk to the economy.

Branching out

Jefferson adorns redesigned nickels
WASHINGTON - Thomas Jefferson appears bolder and bigger on new 5-cent pieces, marking his first makeover since he landed on the nickel in 1938.

Ford dealer buys Suzuki franchise
The dealer might make the difference for the future of Suzuki in Augusta.

Pickers pick a pickle union
RALEIGH, N.C. - More than 8,000 farm workers brought to North Carolina under a federal visa program signed a deal Thursday for union representation, and the group said it would drop a yearslong boycott of a major pickle company.

Offer boosts Delta's bonds

Business briefs
TORONTO - Nortel Networks Corp. warned Thursday that its full-year growth is expected to trail the industry, rather than lead it as the company had predicted as recently as a month ago.

Workshop stresses leadership

Europe wants clarity on U.S. aid to Boeing
BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European Union on Thursday demanded Washington explain more clearly how it subsidizes Boeing Co. and warned it would counter any U.S. challenge targeting EU rival Airbus SAS before the World Trade Organization.

Consumer prices nudge up 0.1 percent in August

Branching out
Dan Blanton, the president and chief executive of Georgia Bank & Trust, addresses the crowd during the official ribbon-cutting ceremony of a new branch in the Cotton Exchange building. Georgia Bank & Trust is the only locally owned bank with a downtown office.

Ivan is at fault for gas prices
In addition to the rains and wind, Hurricane Ivan may bring higher gasoline prices, but like the poor weather, they should blow over.

Offer boosts Delta's bonds
NEW YORK - Delta Air Lines Inc.'s bonds rose sharply in Thursday trading, a day after it offered to exchange some bonds in an attempt to stave off bankruptcy.

Ford dealer buys Suzuki franchise

Workshop stresses leadership
Hiring the best person for the job doesn't always mean hiring the most qualified person.

Europe wants clarity on U.S. aid to Boeing

Back sees weaker defense for LSU

Vols' boos are music to Gators

College football capsules
AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn and Louisiana State have played several nickname games in recent years: The Fire Game. The Interception Game. The Cigar Game.

Back sees weaker defense for LSU
AUBURN, Ala. - Carnell Williams figures this Louisiana State University defense is no match for the swarming, relentless group that smothered him last season.

Vols' boos are music to Gators
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Gather more than 100,000 mostly hostile fans, put them in a giant stadium on the river, bring in the national television crews and the stadium's bright lights, and what have you got?

College football capsules

Museum's future brightens

Rather is unraveling

Your basic right is at risk
Proponents of gay marriage are losing the argument - so they're trying to prevent the debate from even happening.

SAT spells 'flaw'
The folly of comparing SAT scores has reared its flawed head again - this time on the county level.

Rather is unraveling
Question: How might CBS's junkyard-dog-tough 60 Minutes team tear apart the shoddy reporting on the Bush National Guard memos - if, that is, it weren't the network's own 60 Minutes II crew that perpetrated the reckless, and quite likely fraudulent, news report?

SAT spells 'flaw'

Museum's future brightens
The future of downtown Augusta's Fort Discovery continues to brighten, as one of the city's most prominent physicians, Dr. Joseph M. Still, donated $100,000 to the popular hands-on scientific learning project.

Waves of destruction
Mother Nature has issued a declaration of war. Her bombing of Florida is well under way.

Emmy presenters are richly gifted
LOS ANGELES - Presenting an Emmy Award isn't just about giving, it's also about getting.

Carnie Wilson expecting her first child
LOS ANGELES - Carnie Wilson, whose gastric bypass surgery five years ago was broadcast on the Internet, is expecting her first child.

Actor Anthony Anderson accused of sexual assault
LOS ANGELES - Anthony Anderson, the rotund comedic co-star of "Kangaroo Jack" and the original "Barbershop," has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman who visited him on the set of his TV show last year.

Applause calendar
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Jessica Simpson to star in 'Dukes of Hazzard' film
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Pop starlet Jessica Simpson has been cast as Daisy Duke in the film version of "The Dukes of Hazzard," and her husband is pretty excited about it.

People in the news
LONDON - In a new documentary about his volunteer work with AIDS victims in Africa, Prince Harry, son of the late Princess Diana, said he's determined to carry on her legacy.

Stocks pick up pace on inflation report
NEW YORK - Stocks regained some momentum Thursday as fresh economic data suggested inflation remains well under control, but volatile oil prices gave investors some pause late in the session.

Ford outlook lifts stocks despite higher oil
NEW YORK - Investors looked past a spike in oil prices Friday, sending stocks higher on the strength of Ford Motor Co.'s bullish profit outlook. The major indexes finished the week mixed.

Bass schooling is in session in area lakes
Sighting a huge school of hybrid and striped bass is something most fishermen will never forget, and that's been the story this week on Thurmond Lake.

Fishing tournament news

Bass schooling is in session in area lakes

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.

Japanese-style yard caters to wildlife's needs
Long before there were houses along the Savannah River in North Augusta, a stream flowed from the hills down from Martintown Road.

Armyworms leave brown grass in destructive wake
If you have a Bermuda grass lawn or some variety of Bermuda pasture, you need to be on the lookout for armyworms.

Japanese-style yard caters to wildlife's needs

Armyworms leave brown grass in destructive wake

Ryder rout for Europeans

Ryder's nice to Monty
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Maybe they should call it the Monty Cup.

Sutton in search of inspired lineup
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - U.S. captain Hal Sutton wasn't sure what he would say to his players in Friday night's team meeting, but rest assured it would not be a friendly pep talk.

Montano is in league of her own

Ryder rout for Europeans
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - It's an old story with some new, disturbing twists.

Purdy shoots sizzling 61 to lead in Texas
SAN ANTONIO - Ted Purdy's play in the first round of the Texas Open matched the local weather.

Sutton in search of inspired lineup

Mickleson and Woods up first
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - On the heels of a military flyover at the opening ceremonies, the 35th Ryder Cup matches will go from zero to ultrasonic in one simple announcement.

Purdy wilts in Texas heat
SAN ANTONIO - Some tough playing conditions cooled off Ted Purdy on Friday.

New-look Jaguars building tradition
Trelle McCombs endured one season coaching another coach's players.

Late qualifiers do their parts
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Two of the unlikely heroes for the U.S. Ryder Cup team Friday were the last two players to qualify on points.

Montano is in league of her own
MCCORMICK, S.C. - No matter what happened with the weather in Thursday's final round of the CSRA Women's Golf Association 54-Hole Championship, the field knew Elaine Montano was going to win for the third straight year and fourth time in her career.

Purdy wilts in Texas heat

Purdy shoots sizzling 61 to lead in Texas

Ryder's nice to Monty

New-look Jaguars building tradition

Mickleson and Woods up first

Quattlebaum leads Trojans

Player of the week

Friday night football matchups

High school football capsules

Evans' Ho steals show

Georgia high school football poll

Hornets outlast Jackets

Perfect start spurs Irish to end famine

Spartans rally for win

Player of the week
This week's From the Huddle player of the week is Harlem senior JeremyLarson.

High school football capsules
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - KYLE ALLEN COMPLETED TWO PASSES - BOTH FOR TOUCHDOWNS - AS THE FIGHTING HAWKS ROLLED TO THEIR RECORD TO 5-0.

Spartans rally for win
Butler came into The Pit on Friday night as a rather rude house guest. The Bulldogs left watching a Glenn Hills team that could hardly contain its euphoria.

Evans' Ho steals show
Greenbrier coach Mickey Derrick said that his team's goal before the season was to finish second in the region and host a playoff game.

Musketeers put it all together
Richmond Academy coach Jamie Echols wanted to see his team put in a complete effort. He liked what he saw Friday night.

Quattlebaum leads Trojans
MONETTA, S.C. - Devonne Quattlebaum's quarterback sneak in overtime gave Ridge Spring-Monetta a thrilling 20-14 victory on homecoming night over rival Williston-Elko on Friday night.

Dunn does it all for 'Cats C'
Robert Dunn doesn't need to play offense to provide electrifying moments.

Warriors write their own script
It was supposed to be a matchup of two of the area's hottest running backs. Leading rusher Jeffrey Walker of Jefferson County vs. Hephzibah record holder Kendall Calvin.

Hornets outlast Jackets
AIKEN - The offense was sputtering. The defense was bending, but not breaking.

Georgia high school football poll
This week's Georgia high school football poll from the Associated Press.

Rebels shut out in loss
JOHNSTON, S.C. - South Aiken's defense had allowed 17 points this season entering Friday night's game at Strom Thurmond.

Perfect start spurs Irish to end famine
History sits inside the library at Aquinas High School. There are yearbooks and scrapbooks. Records of football games lost and won.

Friday night football matchups
Here are the key matchups for Friday night's gridiron action.

Bulldogs improve with win
Practice this week must have been rough for Thomson.

Lockout scatters league

Lockout scatters league
NHL players began scattering across the globe Thursday in search of work on Day 1 of the lockout, with no negotiations scheduled between union and management.

Jeanne may regain strength
SAMANA, Dominican Republic - Tropical Storm Jeanne, a slow-moving system loaded with torrential rains and deadly wind gusts, hovered over the Dominican Republic on Friday, tearing off roofs and triggering mudslides. At least four people in its path were killed.

Hurricane Ivan blasts Alabama and Florida
GULF SHORES, Ala. - Hurricane Ivan slammed ashore early Thursday with winds of 130 mph, packing deadly tornadoes and a powerful punch of waves and rain that threatened to swamp communities from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle. At least 12 deaths were blamed on the storm.

Jeanne becomes sixth hurricane of season
YABUCOA, Puerto Rico - Jeanne strengthened from a tropical storm into the sixth hurricane of the season Thursday, a day after lashing Puerto Rico with damaging winds and rain that knocked out power, flooded roads and killed two people.

Jeanne may regain strength before hitting Bahamas
SAMANA, Dominican Republic - Tropical Storm Jeanne, a slow-moving system loaded with torrential rains and deadly wind gusts, hovered over the Dominican Republic on Friday, tearing off roofs and triggering mudslides. At least four people in its path were killed.

Hurricanes take a toll on Southern crops
ALBANY, Ga. - Back-to-back hurricanes - Frances and Ivan - have destroyed millions of dollars worth of peanuts, pecans and cotton in Georgia, Alabama, eastern Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle.

Hurricane Ivan slams Gulf Coast
GULF SHORES, Ala. - Hurricane Ivan slammed ashore early Thursday with winds of 130 mph, packing deadly tornadoes and a powerful punch of waves and rain that threatened to swamp communities from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.

Ivan extends soggy march across the South
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Hurricane Ivan extended its deadly march across the South on Friday, destroying homes, swamping streets and leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power from the Gulf Coast to the Carolinas.

Remnants of Ivan flood North Carolina
CASHIERS, N.C. - The violent remnants of Hurricane Ivan tore through western North Carolina on Friday, killing eight people, inundating towns, and washing away small and large roads in an area still reeling from Frances' destruction a week earlier.

New Orleans escapes another big hurricane
NEW ORLEANS - The Big Easy is the Big Breathe Easy. New Orleans dodged another one. Hurricane Ivan made landfall to the east early Thursday and shook the trees with tropical storm-force winds of up to 44 mph. But aside from power outages to some 30,000 customers because of fallen limbs, the city survived unscathed.

Main developments with Hurricane Ivan
Thursday's developments associated with Hurricane Ivan:

South prepares for up to 20 inches of rain
ATLANTA - Predictions of Hurricane Ivan stalling out for days inland and dumping up to 20 inches of rain on the southern Appalachian Mountains has led to early dam releases, sand bagging, school closings, and other precautions in anticipation of severe flooding.

Atlanta's groves of trees smash houses, cars
ATLANTA - The hordes of damaged houses and crushed cars are proof that Atlanta's endless groves of aging hardwoods can turn against residents during vicious storms.

Wet nights distract dog, owner from duties
There is the call of the wild. There is the call of nature. And then there is the instance when both intersect, which is what happens when I am asked to walk my terrier puppy in the rain.

Area weathers Ivan; Wilkes County cleans up from tornado
Most of the Augusta area saw few problems with the rough weather sparked by Hurricane Ivan.

Celebrate and enjoy Korean culture

Thanks for keeping our nation safe
I'm just an average Jane Doe who wants to thank our many public servants who have kept us safe through the third Sept. 11 anniversary. Rosemary Cibak, Hephzibah

Help fight animal overpopulation
We at Happy Tails Animal Rescue would like to show our appreciation to Omni Health and Fitness Center on Walton Way Extension for joining us in the constant battle against animal overpopulation in the Central Savannah River Area. Alicia Kohlhause Augusta

Celebrate and enjoy Korean culture
I am a Korean-American, and have lived in Augusta for about 17 years. Last year I attended the Arts In the Heart of Augusta Festival for the first time. However, many other Koreans have been attending this festival, some for more than 15 years. Soo Kim Sharkey, Augusta

Kerry, Dems cannot keep us safe

Free trade vision is a big disaster
Proponents of the Free Trade Area of the Americas have carefully avoided any public discussion of how the FTAA will affect our borders until the misnamed agreement can be pushed through Congress. But Americans concerned about this nation's porous borders need to know the problem will get a lot worse if the FTAA is approved. Glenda Windham, Wagener, S.C.

Kerry, Dems cannot keep us safe
I recently dropped one of my two most precious possessions off at school and watched her walk in all by herself. My 4-year-old says she wants to be a "ballerina dentist" when she grows up. I want to see that happen. As I watch her walk into the doors of the school, the pictures of the horror at that Russian school run through my mind. How many "ballerina dentists" were starting their first day of school that day? Kathy Wideman Martinez

Things are getting scary for Kerry
With the recent stir with CBS on their 60 Minutes II program and the documents Dan Rather presented, I decided to look at my discharge papers from 1970 and see how the typeset compared with the ones on President Bush's records. There is quite a difference. Very suspect! Jim Baggett, Thomson

You heard Cheney right: Vote Kerry
I write this on Sept. 11, three years after that horrible event on the Bush-Cheney watch. I have listened to a CNN replay of Dick Cheney saying that voters must make the right choice, or we will suffer another terrorist attack. Lowell Greenbaum Augusta

Don't deny same-sex marriages
While 200 years of history has shown that discrimination is not an American value, there is a movement among extreme conservatives to put discrimination in the U.S. Constitution. They want to change the Constitution - a document meant to ensure freedoms and protections - to deny same-sex couples and their families the rights that most people in this country take for granted. Kathleen A. Walsh, Evans

You heard Cheney right: Vote Kerry

Free trade vision is a big disaster

Don't deny same-sex marriages

Thanks for keeping our nation safe

Help fight animal overpopulation

Things are getting scary for Kerry

A little luxury fits in boomers' plans

Safer window switches required

Honda to have new SUV

Bathroom seeks style upgrades

Little girls need space to daydream

Ralph Lauren to buck trends

Volvo recalling 460,000 vehicles

Bike lock is vulnerable to pens

Honda to have new SUV
DETROIT - Honda Motor Co. will expand its lineup of sport utility vehicles with a new model from the Acura luxury division, even as the Japanese auto maker says its focus is on fuel economy and it considers other hybrid models.

Volvo recalling 460,000 vehicles
DETROIT - Volvo is recalling 460,000 vehicles worldwide because a wiring problem could cause a fan to overheat and burn, the company said Monday.

Ralph Lauren to buck trends
NEW YORK - Ralph Lauren threw out conventional wisdom for his spring 2005 collection, eschewing the casual elegance that dominated New York Fashion Week for all-out, show-stopping glamour.

Little girls need space to daydream
Sugar and spice and everything nice. Isn't that what little girls are supposed to be made of? Unfortunately, we all know it's not that simple.

A little luxury fits in boomers' plans
You may not have the bankroll to land you on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, but the fact is you don't have to live in a mansion to have a little luxury in your life. Buy yourself a couple of really soft, large bath sheets that make you feel like you're at the Ritz and hang them on two sturdy robe hooks. Encase your bed in great-quality sheets or install a lighted makeup mirror on the bathroom wall.

Bike lock is vulnerable to pens
BOSTON - You don't have to be the Man of Steel to open a Kryptonite bike lock.

Safer window switches required
WASHINGTON - In an effort to prevent child deaths, the government is requiring automakers to install safer switches on power windows by 2008.

Bathroom seeks style upgrades
Are you bored with your bathroom?

Across Georgia

Augusta State building depicted new ornament
Christmas came early for Augusta State University on Thursday.

Bond denied in city repair scheme

New database helps catch uninsured drivers
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Uninsured drivers have a better chance of being caught more quickly with a state-run database to which insurers are required to send information.

Author gives workshop at school

Across South Carolina

First lady offers support to DeMint at fund-raiser

County will try testing online
AIKEN - David Mathis kept hearing the same complaint from parents about the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test results - the score sheet arrives four months after a pupil takes the test, but doesn't show what skills pupils need to work on.

Fallen soldier remembered

First lady offers support to DeMint at fund-raiser
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. - First lady Laura Bush managed to say a few words at fund-raiser for U.S. Senate hopeful Jim DeMint on Friday after storms spun off Hurricane Ivan threatened to cancel her appearance.

Across the area
Four Columbia County sheriff's officers have been reinstated after being placed on administrative leave with pay after the Aug. 30 fatal shooting of a Martinez woman.

Across the area
Bond was denied for a man who, a prosecutor said Friday, repeatedly stepped over the body of his girlfriend in the days after her slaying.

Across the area

Halloween only tricky for Aiken
It was bound to be a tricky situation - Halloween falls on a Sunday this year.

Robber gets 12-year sentence

Attorney returns to Aiken post
LEXINGTON, S.C. - Defense attorney Wallis Alves is coming back home to Aiken - again.

Center gets doctor's donation
One of Augusta's prominent doctors officially gave Fort Discovery more money to advance its educational mission Thursday.

Experts say area is safe from flood
If the leftovers of Hurricane Ivan were to turn south and stall out and Tropical Depression Jeanne were to come this way, heavy rains might inundate the area.

Attorney returns to Aiken post

Suit wants marriage question off ballots
ATLANTA - A lawsuit filed Thursday asks Georgia courts to remove a proposal to ban gay marriage from the ballot because it's misleading to voters.

Teen faces murder charge
Authorities upgraded charges Thursday against a 15-year-old boy who is accused of shooting a 19- year-old who died less than 24 hours later.

Rants and raves
When we receive comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves to address them.

Rants and raves
I WENT TO ARC in 2000. When I took my SATs the first time, my score was low. The principal said next time I take the SAT, where it said school, don't fill it out because he didn't want my scores to bring down the whole school's score.

Rants and raves
When we receive comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves to address them.

Emergency response policy upsets leaders

News you can use
SEPT. 18, 1932 Economic recovery in Augusta and its trade territory was given another boost yesterday with the announcement of a road building contract in excess of $200,000 being awarded to a local contractor and the reported expansion of Babcock & Wilcox refractory plant on the Savannah Road through the moving of the Liverpool, Ohio, plant to Augusta. W.F. Bowe Jr. received a contract of $205,281 to build a 10-mile road in Tennessee between Lebanon and Carthage. He will start construction immediately using an average of 250 men a day.

Study says reactors could help make gas

Chiropractor helps to stop yelps
AIKEN - Four-year-old Howie swaggers a little when he walks.

Rants and raves
I WENT TO ARC in 2000. When I took my SATs the first time, my score was low. The principal said next time I take the SAT, where it said school, don't fill it out because he didn't want my scores to bring down the whole school's score.

New turbines boost quality of lake's water
CLARKS HILL, S.C. - Each time the warning siren sounds below Thurmond Dam, it signifies that the 40-ton turbines inside are sputtering to life.

Augusta State building depicted new ornament

Bond denied in city repair scheme
Bond was denied Friday for a woman described by the prosecutor as the mastermind behind a scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from the city.

Teen faces murder charge

Harlem students to open restaurant
Donning white smocks and chef's hats, the student cooks of Harlem High School scurried around a kitchen Friday, pounding dough, stirring rice and slicing tomatoes as they prepared for the opening of their restaurant.

Center gets doctor's donation

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 1-year old Gage Leonard of Hephzibah.

Volunteers to assist with bird census
AIKEN - The first thing Paul Koehler will be doing Saturday morning is "owling" - silently standing in the woods near the Silver Bluff Audubon Center, hoping to catch a glimpse of a great horned owl or a screech owl.

Bridge closed during repairs
KINGSLAND, Ga. - The U.S. Highway 17 bridge spanning the St. Marys River at the Georgia-Florida line will close for about nine months beginning Tuesday for a major overhaul.

Deputies will patrol campuses

Jackson urges students, church members to vote
STATESBORO, Ga. - For five years as a Georgia Southern University student, NaQuanda Hayes, of Augusta, didn't think she could register to vote in Statesboro.

Fun on a blustery day

Fallen soldier remembered
ATLANTA - His classmates at Woodward Academy considered Tyler Brown a "politician in the making."

Storm leaves damage in northeast Georgia

Across Georgia
CALHOUN - A Gordon County grand jury returned a 22-count indictment against a man accused of killing four members of his former girlfriend's family and abducting three of her children in January.

News you can use
SEPT. 17, 1922 Dr. George Preston, superintendent of the Gracewood School for the Mentally Defective, was informed by wire yesterday that Gov. Thomas Hardwick had not accepted the offer of the Citizens and Southern Bank of a loan with which to finance the Gracewood Institution until the state Legislature meets next summer.

Across South Carolina
PICKENS - A man in jail on a murder charge has died from an infection, authorities said.

$10.5 million road project approved
In 1992, when John Bentley opened the Snug Tavern & Grill, he said Davis Road was just a little country road.

Across the area
Bond was denied for a man who, a prosecutor said Friday, repeatedly stepped over the body of his girlfriend in the days after her slaying.

Emergency response policy upsets leaders
A fire department policy that kept a nearby emergency medical team from being dispatched to Augusta Commissioner Bobby Hankerson's ailing wife might have been a blessing in disguise, according to Commissioner Tommy Boyles.

Flag removed from riverwalk
Augusta Mayor Bob Young ordered a Confederate flag removed from the flag display at Riverwalk Augusta on Wednesday.

Around town

Fun on a blustery day
Atwell Gray holds his son, Camden, 2, as they fly a kite in the rain at Patriots Park.

New database helps catch uninsured drivers

Around town
Augusta Mayor Bob Young meets with members of the Korean Presbyterian School before the opening ceremonies of Arts in the Heart of Augusta. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today.

$10.5 million road project approved

News you can use

Severe winds sweep across Aiken County

Aiken team figures into evacuation plan

Burns makes 'Dirty Dozen'

Across the area

Across Georgia

Chiropractor helps to stop yelps

Kid of the day

Around town

Parents face extortion charge

Bridge closed during repairs

News you can use

Across the area

Food village adds spice to festival

Davidson is cited for achievement

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Replenished supplies of a childhood meningitis vaccine prompted health officials Thursday to lift a previous recommendation that doctors postpone some of the shots.

Deputies will patrol campuses
Acknowledging a recent wave of crime in Richmond County schools, education and law enforcement officials announced Thursday the creation of a task force to crack down on school-related violence.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A former Clemson University dean and professor of counseling and education leadership has been appointed to the state Mental Health Commission, the agency said Thursday.

Around town
Jim Ashworth, of Roush Racing, takes a picture of Beverly Swinson, of Aiken, standing with Mark Martin's Viagra race car at a prostate health awareness event held Thursday in Augusta.

Study says reactors could help make gas
AIKEN - Hydrogen, touted as the fuel of the future for cars, homes and industry, could be economically and cleanly produced using the high heat of a next-generation nuclear reactor, scientists at the Savannah River National Laboratory said.

Severe winds sweep across Aiken County
Although the full fury of Hurricane Ivan didn't lash across the Augusta area Thursday, its winds and a meandering tornado paid a visit to the area.

Former CEO disappears
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Investigators are searching for a former executive for Sara Lee Corp. who has been missing since a planned meeting with a couple interested in buying his sport utility vehicle.

Robber gets 12-year sentence
AIKEN - A bank robber who was caught immediately after the heist while standing in line at an Aiken Wendy's restaurant was sentenced to 12 years in prison Thursday.

Author gives workshop at school
Twenty fourth- and fifth-graders from Evans Elementary School put pencil to paper Thursday afternoon to describe what would happen if they refused to do their most hated household chore.

Aiken team figures into evacuation plan
AIKEN - If Tropical Depression Jeanne becomes the next hurricane to threaten the South Carolina coast, a team of state road maintenance workers based in Aiken County is poised to head toward Hilton Head Island to route evacuees inland.

Jackson urges students, church members to vote

Food village adds spice to festival
An estimated 50,000 people will wander past the African American Association's tent this weekend at the Arts in the Heart of Augusta. Few may realize it, but one of the most popular dishes there traces its existence to both West Africa and New York City.

County will try testing online

Burns makes 'Dirty Dozen'
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Rep. Max Burns has achieved a dubious distinction.

Kid of the day

Board proposes making road work ads Web-only
CUMMING, Ga. - The state Transportation Board proposed a new law this week that would save taxpayers as much as $80,000 each year by advertising state road contracts solely on the Internet instead of in local newspapers.

Flag removed from riverwalk

Parents face extortion charge
ATHENS, Ga. - A teacher of deaf students has been charged with having sex with three teens, and the parents of one student have been charged with trying to extort money from her.

New turbines boost quality of lake's water

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 11-month old Jada Travis of Hephzibah.

Storm leaves damage in northeast Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - The violent remnants of Hurricane Ivan left a trail of damage through northeast Georgia on Thursday and Friday, leaving tens of thousands of homes without power and spawning tornadoes that killed a person in Franklin County and injured others in Madison County.

Many Georgians fought in Battle of Kings Mountain
Each year on Oct. 7, the National Park Service helps remember the soldiers who fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780, when American patriots won a decisive victory in their quest for independence.

Davidson is cited for achievement
That magical magnet school on 12th Street has hit it big again.

Dream Team outclassed by European squad
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Americans don't do Dreams Teams very well anymore.

Europeans like being underdog
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - If the Ryder Cup was played on paper instead of grass, the Americans would retire the trophy undefeated and unchallenged.

'Mr. 3000' a hit-and-miss baseball comedy-drama

Movie- and series-inspired cartoons keep artists in line
LOS ANGELES - A thin line separates Jennifer Garner's Alias character from reality.

Love at 'Wimbledon': Game, set, mismatch
"Wimbledon" is cute and fluffy romantic-comedy stuff, with good-looking stars in tennis whites, a pretty, green setting and an underdog sports story to give it some rooting interest.

Woody Allen headlines at San Sebastian film festival
SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain - Woody Allen takes center stage this week at Spain's top film festival, with the world premier of his latest New York story and a lifetime achievement award.

Love at 'Wimbledon': Game, set, mismatch

'Sky Captain' is beautiful, but boring

Movie- and series-inspired cartoons keep artists in line

Woody Allen headlines at San Sebastian film festival

'Sky Captain' is beautiful, but boring
First elation. Then befuddlement. Then mild, nagging boredom. Oh, but that lustrous hair, clear skin and perfect lips do provide some consolation, for the time being anyway.

'Mr. 3000' a hit-and-miss baseball comedy-drama
The soundtrack shook loose from the picture during a sneak preview this week, making "Mr. 3000" briefly resemble a badly dubbed Godzilla import. The audience found this technical glitch hilarious, at least for a scene or two, as Bernie Mac's mouth moved at Mach 4 while his voice trailed seconds behind.

The Chase begins Sunday
LOUDON, N.H. - So much for the preliminaries. After seven months and 26 races, NASCAR's Nextel Cup series is finally ready to get down to the business of deciding a champion.

Rain ends first Chase qualifier

Rain ends first Chase qualifier
LOUDON, N.H. - The 10 Nextel Cup drivers who qualified for the Chase for the Championship all got together Friday morning at New Hampshire International Speedway for a group photo.

Carter wants to be traded to Bobcats
TORONTO - Vince Carter wants out of Toronto, but the Raptors' new general manager says he isn't going anywhere.

Ball has bounced Mohr's way

Thorn in their paw: Panthers lose Davis

Blitzes hurt Falcons

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Profile obituary: Mrs. Vivian Chew Johnson
When family members remember Vivian Chew Johnson, they will think of a woman who displayed inner beauty through a life of strength and self-sacrifice.

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Reverend Everett Dasher (SALUDA, S.C.)

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Rev. Oakley L. Minton (WICHITA, Kan.)

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Mrs. Geneva NcNeal Dechau (AIKEN, S.C.)

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The way to rescue a faltering airline lies all in the details
Knock! Knock! Knock!

The way to rescue a faltering airline lies all in the details
Knock! Knock! Knock!

Overtime

Lamback ready for chance to make hard work pay off
Lantz Lamback spent his entire summer 1,500 miles away from home. He swam, lifted weights, and most of all, waited.

Hopkins' wait over for major payday
LAS VEGAS - For the fight of his life, Bernard Hopkins chose some ring music to say something about his life.

Overtime
Former Georgia Tech coach Bobby Cremins will receive the third annual Bob Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Augusta Sports Council.

Blitzes hurt Falcons
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Vick is one of the most elusive runners in NFL history, but he can't shake off a reputation he greatly dislikes.

Ball has bounced Mohr's way
This is Chris Mohr's 15th season punting in the National Football League. That's almost a year for every player on his high school team. Mohr played for Briarwood Academy, a small private school, his junior and senior seasons in Warrenton.

Thorn in their paw: Panthers lose Davis
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers have not had a very good week: Running back Stephen Davis was lost Friday with a knee injury, just days after star receiver Steve Smith broke his leg.

Church closings give new vigor to Voice of the Faithful
NEWTON, Mass. - Rain threatened, but Roman Catholics by the hundreds still converged on Boston Common for a Mass organized by a lay church reform group - a service held partly to protest the closing of dozens of area parishes.

Orthodox Jewish community grows in Conn.
WATERBURY, Conn. - The building with peeling paint on the walls, stacked furniture in the hallways and blue tarpaulin stretched over a damaged roof could pass for any other in a blighted Waterbury neighborhood.

Chinese worship in native language
Walter Cheng knew the words to Carolina Moon long before his first trip to the United States in the 1960s. His mother had learned them from Christian missionaries and passed them on to him and his siblings.

Teen collects Christmas gifts for needy children
For Amber Kindberg, the best way to wrap up Christmas is to give to disadvantaged children.

Yom Kippur allows Jews time for rest, forgiveness
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is a day of total rest for Jews. It is a day when they give up ordinary pleasures, face their shortcomings and seek God's forgiveness.

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

Europeans like being underdog

Ratings for basic cable networks

'Seinfeld' star's show focuses on sports
Jason Alexander isn't a sports guy, but he's playing one on TV.

Nickelodeon's provides teen survival guide
LOS ANGELES - There's no middle ground in Nickelodeon's two new sitcoms set in middle school.

Nickelodeon's provides teen survival guide

Hatcher glad to be divorcee in 'Housewives'

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 Sept. 6-12. Each ratings point represents 1,084,000 households. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses.

Hatcher glad to be divorcee in 'Housewives'
Once upon a time, Teri Hatcher was swept up in Superman's arms.

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. A look at Jennings' streak:

Applause calendar

Carnie Wilson expecting her first child

People in the news

Bulldogs' pass defense could receive first test
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's nickel package has been about as scarce this season as a rare coin.

Bulldogs' pass defense could receive first test

Bouncing back from defeat tops teams' list
Clemson's Reggie Merriweather was so incensed by his team's improbable 28-24 loss to Georgia Tech that he pulled his car out of standstill traffic and walked 30 minutes home.

Newton gets first start at QB
COLUMBIA - South Carolina fans who have been clamoring for more Syvelle Newton should be more than appeased Saturday when the Gamecocks welcome South Florida to Williams-Brice Stadium.

Newton gets first start at QB

Odds and Ends

Hugh Hefner inducted into the Erotic hall of fame

Goofy suspended for being too "goofy"

Jeanne may regain strength

Jeanne may regain strength before hitting Bahamas

Church closings give new vigor to Voice of the Faithful

Chinese worship in native language

Faith Calendar

Teen collects Christmas gifts for needy children

Orthodox Jewish community grows in Conn.

Yom Kippur allows Jews time for rest, forgiveness