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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.

Baseball roundup

Baseball roundup
NEW YORK - Jon Lieber nearly pitched a game for the ages. As it was, he was plenty good.

Francisco is suspended for remainder of season

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.

Bonds finds 700 at home

Kind invitation yields gifts, banana nut bread

Braves slow down champs

Braves slow down champs
MIAMI - Jaret Wright allowed just three hits in 8q innings, and the Atlanta Braves dealt another blow to the Florida Marlins' fading hopes in the National League wild-card race by winning 4-2 on Saturday night.

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.

Jones, Byrd carry Braves past Marlins

California's century-old oil economy slowly dries up
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - On a slip of flat yellow earth dotted with sagebrush and foxtail lies the rusting legacy of three generations of drilling: a graveyard of toppled oil derricks - and Bruce Holmes' solitary moneymaker.

On the move
Donna Cash has joined television station WAGT (Channel 26) as Internet sales director for wagt.com. Ms. Cash has five years of Internet sales and client relations experience from WTVM-TV in Columbus, Ga. Veronica Russell has joined the station as a sales account executive. She was previously on the sales staff at WTVM and the Yellow Pages before that. She attended Columbus State University and plans to further her education at Augusta State University.

Check home's insurance policies before storms hit

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.

Business licenses
The following is a partial list of business licenses applied for in Richmond County during August:

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

Housing will line the Savannah in North Augusta

Ford dealer buys Suzuki franchise

On the move

Diesel prices keep rising

Check home's insurance policies before storms hit
NEW YORK - The hurricanes slicing through Southern states should prompt consumers elsewhere to check their homeowners insurance policies to make sure they've got enough coverage.

California's century-old oil economy slowly dries up

Housing will line the Savannah in North Augusta
Bob Leonardi's construction trailer is nestled among a grove of trees along the Savannah River in North Augusta.

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.

Business calendar

Business calendar
Monday: Financial Peace University; Trinity-on-the-Hill United Methodist Church; 6:30 p.m.; the 13-week program, taught by Dave Ramsey, teaches families and individuals how to handle their money through common-sense principals and small- group accountability. Classes every Monday. To register contact Kris Key at (706) 738-8822.

Hephzibah loves a nonpolitical parade

Hephzibah loves a nonpolitical parade
Boy oh howdy. Political season is heating up. And nowhere does it get hotter than in small towns. The smaller the town, the more personal it all is. It's kind of like a family feud, and you know how personal those are. And no town illustrates it better than Hephzibah.

Aggies bounce Tigers

Aggies bounce Tigers
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Courtney Lewis rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns and Reggie McNeal added 307 total yards, leading Texas A&M to a surprising 27-6 rout of Clemson on Saturday night.

SEC roundup
OXFORD, Miss. - Jonathan Nichols' 35-yard field goal in overtime lifted Mississippi past Vanderbilt, 26-23 on Saturday.

Buckeyes take advantage of mistakes

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?

Vols' boos are music to Gators

Penalty rescues Auburn
AUBURN, Ala. - The ball finally got to Courtney Taylor, the flag rescued John Vaughn and No. 14 Auburn proved itself a Southeastern Conference contender.

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.

Buckeyes take advantage of mistakes
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Luckeyes' magic is alive and well.

Back sees weaker defense for LSU

Penalty rescues Auburn

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.

How to curb youth crime

How to curb youth crime
If your house is burning down, the first responders who rush to the scene to put out the blaze and provide emergency medical care are there to deal with a crisis. They are not long-term solutions to your house problems.

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

Museum's future brightens

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.

A great gift
Henry Ford once said that a business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business.

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.

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.

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.

Financial woes can ease with fast help
"I'm having financial difficulty and might not be able to make my mortgage payments." Industry experts, including those who have successfully avoided foreclosure, say those are the magic words to tell your lender if you're about to fall behind.ing financial difficulty and might not be able to make my mortgage payments."

Eagles strike back on defending champ
STATESBORO, Ga. - For the past two seasons, Georgia Southern couldn't have started its Southern Conference slate any worse.

It's not finer in Carolina for Jackets
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The locals call this part of North Carolina the Research Triangle, a nod to the collection of colleges and universities based in the Raleigh-Durham area.

Gerogia Tech notebook
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - P.J. Daniels' chance to pad his rushing yardage against one of the nation's worst run defenses was cut short Saturday night.

Eagles strike back on defending champ

It's not finer in Carolina for Jackets

Gerogia Tech notebook

Ryder's nice to Monty

Golf roundup

First-timers help shift momentum
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - They are the Englishmen who went in as lambs and came out as lions.

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

Ryder Cup notebook
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - When Colin Montgomerie lost his morning fourball match with Padraig Harrington to Davis Love III and Stewart Cink, then was rested for the alternate-shot matches, several streaks and milestones ended.

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

Golf roundup
SAN ANTONIO - Bart Bryant didn't hold himself back Saturday.

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.

Desperate U.S. sends stars first

Ryder rout for Europeans

Desperate U.S. sends stars first
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Remember the Miracle at Brookline? Remember when Ben Crenshaw said he had a feeling? Someone needs to order another miracle - and they'd better super-size it.

Ryder Cup notebook

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.

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

Sutton in search of inspired lineup

Purdy wilts in Texas heat

Quattlebaum leads Trojans

Red Devils hang on for big win on road

Evans' Ho steals show

Hornets outlast Jackets

Spartans rally for win

Spartans see the signs in key victory

High school football capsules

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 see the signs in key victory
The Glenn Hills Spartans dressed in a locker room filled with motivation banners Friday night at The Pit.

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.

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.

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.

Red Devils hang on for big win on road
Lincoln County's Shawn Jennings got the team going with a 2-yard plunge in the first quarter.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Ivan's tragic effects persist
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Jim Hegman's entire fortune and future were tied up in his home: a 37-foot sailboat he restored with his own hands and lived in off the shores of Pensacola.

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.

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.

Kind invitation yields gifts, banana nut bread
I want to thank a wonderful audience at Episcopal Day School last week. They were very polite and appeared respectfully interested as I regaled them with stories of my own school days long ago at Bedrock High.

Back off cheerleading uniforms
I am a student in the Pre-IB program at Richmond Academy in the 10th grade. I also am a member of the varsity football and basketball cheerleading squads. I highly disagree with the decision made by the BOE to ban cheerleading uniforms and football jerseys. On behalf of all cheerleaders in Richmond County, the board needs to stop focusing on clothing issues and more on education. Grace Parham, Augusta

Thanks for keeping our nation safe

You heard Cheney right: Vote Kerry

'Kaffir Boy' is insightful novel
I was disappointed to learn that the Richmond County Board of Education decided to pull Kaffir Boy from the reading list of a literature class at Hephzibah High School after complaints from a parent. What was more upsetting was the remark by board member Ken Echols: "It's filth, and it's sickening to me, and it's unacceptable to have something like this in the school system." Barbara Thurmond Augusta

Rather is tarnishing name of CBS

Rather is tarnishing name of CBS
"And that's the way it is" was CBS' Walter Cronkite's ending statement of years ago when the Tiffany Network's nightly newscasts reigned supreme in credibility. Dan Rather's blather and the now infamous memo have undone all of that. Bob Groothand Augusta

Kerry served, but Bush swerved
The letter "Kerry's 'hero' status is highly suspect" (Sept. 5) defines simplistic political drivel at its worst. Rick Carpenter, Appling

Bush hasn't brought job security
Under President Bush, Americans in the working class have lost more jobs to outsourcing and downsizing than at any time in recent history. The abandonment of the working class has caused a rift between the wealthy and the poor that is ominously reminiscent of feudal Europe. Kevin M. Crews Barnwell, S.C.

DAR fetes U.S. Constitution
The Adam Brinson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Twin City, Ga., is drawing attention to the 217th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, Sept. 17-23. Blanche Hux, Twin City

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

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

BOE must get back to educating

DAR fetes U.S. Constitution

Bush fights terror the right way

Book ban was right thing to do
I feel compelled to respond to recent comments regarding my request to remove Kaffir Boy, by Mark Mathabane, from the Richmond County school system. Kenneth J. Echols, Augusta

'Kaffir Boy' is insightful novel

Kerry, Dems cannot keep us safe

BOE must get back to educating
The Richmond County Board of Education is the most backward BOE that I have come across. As a daughter of a veteran, I moved around a lot and went to several schools. As a soldier, my kids probably will do the same. Spc. Nicole Ball, Hephzibah

Kerry served, but Bush swerved

Bush fights terror the right way
In the 1932 German elections, Hitler's party won 40 percent of the vote. His propaganda machine completely controlled the media, including movies. His desire to control Europe was known. Mike Fulford, Evans

Help fight animal overpopulation

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

I do

Souvenirs from trips, photographs fill home

Return cake plate with thank-you note

A sunny retreat

Independent stores stock local artists, hard-to-find albums

I do
After Anna Corradino served Sam Rolley at a Savannah, Ga., bar, the bartender said she didn't hesitate to make her move.

Return cake plate with thank-you note
Dear Carson: We recently moved, and after several weeks, which gave us time to get organized, our next-door neighbors visited and brought us a wonderful homemade cake. Is it necessary for me to return the plate with something I have made or perhaps something I can purchase at a bakery? I believe it's not right to return an empty plate in this instance. What's the proper thing to do? - Cake Conundrum

Independent stores stock local artists, hard-to-find albums
Kevin Bowman has lived in Augusta for only three months, but he's already got his record-buying routine down pat. On a recent afternoon, the 18-year-old Elberton, Ga., native picked up U Know, the 1992 debut by The Anointed Pace Sisters, at Pyramid Music on Broad Street. It was his third visit to the Augusta store, although the Evans resident has also visited Wal-Mart and Circuit City to look for music.

Souvenirs from trips, photographs fill home
Bobbie McAdams was looking across her breakfast bar into her living room one day when the reality hit her.

A sunny retreat
Whether designing a new home or adding to an existing one, this sunroom should be on the list of must-haves.

Island tour plan seen as threat
ATLANTA - Some of the most powerful figures in Georgia politics are weighing in on the future of the state's Cumberland Island, the largest undeveloped barrier island on the eastern seaboard.

GOP faithful rally behind party

Bond denied in city repair scheme

Across Georgia

Woman, 50, in hospital after five-vehicle traffic accident
A 50-year-old woman was seriously injured in a traffic accident involving five vehicles Saturday near Olive and Milledgeville roads.

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

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - State investigators want to know how inmates on work crews built an underground fort outside the perimeter fence of a medium-security prison.

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.

Bridge closed during repairs

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.

Fun on a blustery day

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

Fallen soldier remembered

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.

Three UGA students rescued, one missing in churning river
ATHENS - Three University of Georgia students were rescued and a fourth was missing Friday after their boating excursion down the storm-churned waters of the Middle Oconee River turned tragic.

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

Across South Carolina
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Military officials say developmental tests of the controversial tiltrotor Osprey aircraft are more than halfway complete, and they hope to move the program to its next phase by January.

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.

Island tour plan seen as threat

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

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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.

Flag removed from riverwalk

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.

Attorney returns to Aiken post

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

Davidson is cited for achievement

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.

Screven County sheriff misuses work of inmates
SYLVANIA, Ga. - A lot of people in Screven County think it's a great thing. If a church needs painting, if a private school needs its grass cut, if the booster club needs help at a barbecue, just call Sheriff Mike Kile. Chances are, he'll send inmates from his jail to take care of it.

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.

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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.

Across the area
An Augusta woman suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle wreck Saturday after a man ran a stop sign at Cougar Drive and Plantation Road.

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

Former inmate ties the knot
DECATUR, Ga. - Clarence Harrison spent nearly 18 years in a prison cell for a crime he didn't commit.

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.

Official fined for burning of forest
CHARLESTON, S.C. - U.S. Rep. Henry Brown has been fined $250 for setting a fire that burned 20 acres of the Francis Marion National Forest.

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

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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.

Around town

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.

New turbines boost quality of lake's water

Majette speaks out on Iraq war, health care

Across the area

Arts in the Heart awakens senses to new cultures

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

Black families celebrate heritage

Kid of the day

Across Georgia

County will try testing online

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.

Jackson urges students, church members to vote

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.

Across the area

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

Storm leaves damage in northeast Georgia

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

Kid of the Day

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

Sewage overflow glitches improve
Each time a sewer pipe ruptures in Richmond County, Allen Saxon shudders.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Sick SRS workers seek out amends
A darker side of the Department of Energy's history was on full display last week: Almost 300 past and present workers from Savannah River Site who are sick, or fear they might become sick because of work done at the site, filled a meeting hall at the Augusta Building Trades Medical Screening Program.

Sick SRS workers seek out amends

Arts in the Heart awakens senses to new cultures
As Chinese dancers moved gracefully on the Global Stage Saturday afternoon, groovy soul music by Mellow-D with vocalist Pam Bowman provided a fitting musical foundation for the 24th edition of Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival.

Across South Carolina

Perdue pushes tourism in state
STATESBORO - Gov. Sonny Perdue is serious about tourism.

Three UGA students rescued, one missing in churning river

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Teenagers now can avoid waiting weeks to take state driving tests for their license under a new pilot program that allows them to take the exam at a private driving school.

First lady offers support to DeMint at fund-raiser

Majette speaks out on Iraq war, health care
All elections are important, but on Saturday morning, Congresswoman Denise Majette told Richmond County Democrats that the future of the nation is at stake this November.

Food village adds spice to festival

Black families celebrate heritage
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - It was only fitting that Rosia Coleman celebrated at the African-American Family Festival on Saturday at the Aiken County Recreation Center.

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

GOP faithful rally behind party
AIKEN - Both sides of the makeshift road through Roger and Barbara Rollins' yard in Aiken were lined with political signs Saturday.

Across South Carolina

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Jordan I. Page of Augusta.

Woman, 50, in hospital after five-vehicle traffic accident

Presidential debates may reveal this fall's winner

Screven County sheriff misuses work of inmates

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

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.

Sewage overflow glitches improve

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.

Newspaper delivery delayed

Across South Carolina

Aiken team figures into evacuation plan

Chiropractor helps to stop yelps

Sutton's decisions doomed U.S. squad
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Hal Sutton certainly has the ball coach schtick down pat. He can recruit talent, chew players out, pat them on the back and toss out one-liners with the best of them.

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

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.

Rain ends first Chase qualifier

Kvapil claims rainy victory
LOUDON, N.H. - Travis Kvapil won the weather-delayed NASCAR Craftsman Truck series' Sylvania 200 at New Hampshire International Speedway on Saturday, racing the final 97 laps without stopping for fuel.

Kvapil claims rainy victory

NASCAR notebook
LOUDON, N.H. - The last time Dale Earnhardt Jr. raced at New Hampshire International Speedway, he was in pain and frustrated.

Leaders thankful for previous test drives
LOUDON, N.H. - With every raindrop that fell Saturday, Jimmie Johnson felt a little bit more relieved that Hendrick Motorsports decided to test earlier this season at New Hampshire International Speedway in preparation for today's Sylvania 300.

Miss Alabama wins in revamped show
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Miss Alabama Deidre Downs, an aspiring doctor who put off medical school to compete for the Miss America crown, won it Saturday night.

Miss Alabama wins in revamped show

NFL power rankings week 2

Falcons ready to put another streak to rest

Thorn in their paw: Panthers lose Davis

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Miss Shaunna L. Knight    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mrs. Mary Darby    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Eva Lierman    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Floyd Greenway    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Willie Mathis    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Paula W. Arnold    (CLINTON, S.C.)
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Mr. Robert Jenkins    (SWANSEA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Lucille Dawkins    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Dr. Harold L. Malone
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Ms. Sara Brook Sims    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Jennie Martin    (HAMPTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Elease Greenwood    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Ms. Madora Duffie    (VAUCLUSE, S.C.)
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Ms. Sara Brook Sims    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Miss Georgia Mooney    (DEARING, Ga.)
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Mrs. Vivian Chew Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Marion Norton    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Ms. Madora Duffie    (VAUCLUSE, S.C.)
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Pastor Essie Owens    (AUGUSTA, G.A.)
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Mr. Ronnie Gentry    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
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Mr. Elton McCoy    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Lt. Col. Thomas Brown Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Geneva McNeal Dechau    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Bernice Williams    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Miss Georgia Mooney    (DEARING, Ga.)
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Mr. Lee Bazemore    (WRENS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Leomie Samuels    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Featured obituary: Ms. Sara Brook Sims
Denise Sims said her daughter Sara Brook always admired Dale Earnhardt.

Mr. Antron Scurry    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Pierce Cook    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Lt. Col. Thomas Brown, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Miss Janet Clary    (AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Ms. Terry Adams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Maybelle Braxton    (HAMPTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Hattie Allen    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mr. Chuck Bechtold    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Paula Arnold    (CLINTON, S.C.)
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Mr. Charles Brock    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Patricia Owens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. William H. Black, Jr.    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Elizabeth Parnell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Raymond Brown Sr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Casey Pennington    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Martha Burnett    (MITCHELL, Ga.)
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Mr. Albert Powell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Ms. Jean Cochran    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Donald Newsome    (JACKSON, Miss.)
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Mr. Edward Deemer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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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.

The Rev. Everett Dasher    (SALUDA, S.C.)
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Mr. Herman Rush    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Wallace Dukes Smith    (MACON, G.A.)
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Mrs. Shirley Sauls    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Carl B. Glover, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Antron Scurry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Angela Stewart    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Elease Greenwood    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mr. Willie J. Hicks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Hill (MARION, A.L.)

Mrs. Elease Greenwood (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Raymond Brown Sr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Wiley Jones (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Darby (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Maude Thompkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Paula Arnold (CLINTON, S.C.)

Mr. Chuck Bechtold (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Ms. Jean Cochran (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Sara Brook Sims (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

The Rev. Everett Dasher (SALUDA, S.C.)

Ms. Sara Brook Sims (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Lt. Col. Thomas Brown, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Casey Pennington (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Antron Scurry ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Mathis (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Hattie Allen (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Dr. Harold L. Malone

Mr. Elton McCoy (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Lee Bazemore (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Vivian Chew Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Antron Scurry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Bryson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Brock (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Ms. Terry Adams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Vivian Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Deemer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maybelle Braxton (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Ms. Madora Duffie (VAUCLUSE, S.C.)

Mr. Albert Powell (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Leomie Samuels (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Paula W. Arnold (CLINTON, S.C.)

Mr. Floyd Greenway (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Paul S. Bonham Sr. (DEARING, G.A.)

Mr. Carl B. Glover, Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Shirley Sauls (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

Ms. Madora Duffie (VAUCLUSE, S.C.)

Miss Georgia Mooney (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille Dawkins (EVANS, Ga.)

Profile obituary: Mrs. Vivian Chew Johnson

Lt. Col. Thomas Brown Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Newsome (JACKSON, Miss.)

Miss Georgia Mooney (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Black, Jr. (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Ms. Sara Brook Sims

Mr. Robert Jenkins (SWANSEA, S.C.)

Mrs. Jean D. Cochran (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Pastor Essie Owens (AUGUSTA, G.A.)

Mrs. Marion Norton (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Miss Shaunna L. Knight (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. William Beams (AUGUSTA, G.A.)

Mrs. Bernice Williams (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Miss Janet Clary (AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Wallace Dukes Smith (MACON, G.A.)

Mrs. Angela Stewart (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Parnell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Pierce Cook (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Jennie Martin (HAMPTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Owens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie Gentry (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Lierman (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Hopkins stops De La Hoya to retain middleweight title

Ramble on

Area sports announcements

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

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 stops De La Hoya to retain middleweight title
LAS VEGAS - Bernard Hopkins suddenly ended a close fight with two left hooks to the body in the ninth round Saturday night to stop Oscar De La Hoya and ruin his bid to become the undisputed middleweight champion.

Overtime
In Aiken, Gary Lynch scored in only the third minute of play and USC Upstate easily defeated USC Aiken, 7-1 in Peach Belt action.

Ramble on
The participants in the Broad Street Ramble leave the starting line at the corner of 6th and Broad streets.

Processors shift their priorities year to year
Doug King's specialty is Italian sausage - and he has a new license to process wild hogs.

Processors shift their priorities year to year

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

Outdoors calendar

Close call leaves local anglers as runners-up
What a difference a couple of pounds can make.

Presidential debates may reveal this fall's winner
WASHINGTON - Because Sen. John Kerry is the challenger and lags President Bush in most national polls, he seems to have the most to gain from a strong performance in the upcoming fall debates. Some Democrats see the face-offs as the last chance for a Kerry breakout.

Falcons ready to put another streak to rest
ATLANTA - Near the end of another dreadful Falcons season in 1989, Lewis Grizzard called the local NFL team to task.

NFL power rankings week 2
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Close call leaves local anglers as runners-up

Sutton's decisions doomed U.S. squad

Ratings for basic cable networks

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

Do fall Emmys still make sense?

Nickelodeon's provides teen survival guide

Do fall Emmys still make sense?
LOS ANGELES - Each year, January and February bring an escalating rush of red-carpet excitement with the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards and Oscars.

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.

People in the news

UGA notebook
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia sophomore tight end Leonard Pope's first career start couldn't have gotten off to a worse start.

Unbeaten Bulldogs are underwhelming
ATHENS, Ga. - The Georgia defense made up for another lackluster offensive showing, holding Marshall to seven first downs in the third-ranked Bulldogs' 13-3 victory on Saturday.

UGA notebook

Bulldogs are passing tests, but they're open-book ones
ATHENS, Ga. - A national champion might be hiding on Georgia's sidelines, but he's wearing full cammo.

Bulldogs' pass defense could receive first test

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

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.

USC notebook
COLUMBIA - South Carolina receiver Troy Williamson continued his torrid start to the season Saturday night.

Newton steps up in win
COLUMBIA - Syvelle Newton's pinch-hit start at quarterback turned into a grand slam of sorts for South Carolina.

Newton steps up in win

USC notebook

Jeanne may regain strength

Jeanne may regain strength before hitting Bahamas

Chinese worship in native language

Teen collects Christmas gifts for needy children

Yom Kippur allows Jews time for rest, forgiveness

Orthodox Jewish community grows in Conn.

Faith Calendar

Church closings give new vigor to Voice of the Faithful