Paris gets new museum with president's imprint
Politics and indigenous art: Paris gets new museum with president's imprint

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Paris gets new museum with president's imprint

Baseball notebook
SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds rested Sunday, staying out of the starting lineup in the San Francisco Giants' series finale against the San Diego Padres.

Baseball roundup

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

Kind invitation yields gifts, banana nut bread

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.

Braves slow down champs

Ortiz, Braves fall to Marlins
MIAMI - Last September, Atlanta's Russ Ortiz was being touted as a Cy Young candidate as the National League's only 20-game winner.

Ortiz, Braves fall to Marlins

Check home's insurance policies before storms hit

Business calendar

Summer is season for bonds in market
NEW YORK - Bond funds enjoyed a surprisingly strong run this summer, but analysts say their advance had more to do with fear than fundamentals, as weaker-than-expected economic data and terrorism concerns made investors uneasy about equities.

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.

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

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.

Monster pickup makes the Hummer look rather puny
DALLAS - This one could make the Hummer look like a girlie car.

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.

Summer is season for bonds in market

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.

Monster pickup makes the Hummer look rather puny

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.

California's century-old oil economy slowly dries up

On the move

Housing will line the Savannah in North Augusta

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.

Monday Morning Quarterback: Gamecocks find connection
A look back and ahead at the Atlantic Coast Conference , Southeastern Conference and the rest of the country.

Monday Morning Quarterback: Gamecocks find connection

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.

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

Penalty rescues Auburn

Auburn proves it's a contender an SEC contender
AUBURN, Ala. - All of a sudden, the expectations are soaring again for No. 9 Auburn.

Buckeyes take advantage of mistakes

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.

How to curb youth crime

Putin's Patriot Act
Russia's tragic experience over the past month - 430 people killed in terrorist attacks, including 330 in the bloody end to the school siege in Beslan - demonstrates that softness and sensitivity toward radical Islam gets you nowhere.

Deadly verdicts deserved

Putin's Patriot Act

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

Deadly verdicts deserved
Residents in our two-state area who like to see justice done should be pleased by rulings handed down by the supreme courts of Georgia and South Carolina. They each upheld capital punishment convictions of two men whose grisly crimes stunned and saddened communities on both sides of the river.

Britney Spears marries fiance in surprise LA ceremony
LOS ANGELES - Pop singer Britney Spears married her fiance, dancer Kevin Federline, in a surprise ceremony, her record label said Sunday.

Events for the week ahead
I have always heard that the best place to experience the autumnal equinox, which occurs Wednesday, is the Chichen-Itza pyramid in Mexico. Evidently, this relic of the Mayan culture catches the light in a special, and very specific, way as the seasons switch to spring in the Southern Hemisphere and fall north of the equator.

Linda Hamilton reveals she's bipolar in AP interview
WASHINGTON - "Terminator" fans know Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor - tough as nails and out to save the world. But in real life, Hamilton was having trouble saving herself.

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.

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.

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.

Eagles strike back on defending champ

Gerogia Tech notebook

It's not finer in Carolina for Jackets

No Floridian should be shocked by hurricanes

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.

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

Desperate U.S. sends stars first

Golf roundup
SAN ANTONIO - Bart Bryant won his first PGA Tour event Sunday, closing with 3-under-par 67 for a three-stroke victory over Patrick Sheehan at the Texas Open.

Golf roundup

Euros trash dream team
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - This one was a Euro-thrashing. There was the briefest glimmer of hope that a miracle on the order of 1999 could be repeated. But a top-heavy singles lineup for the United States failed to set the tone, and Europe dominated that format Sunday at the Oakland Hills Country Club just as it had dominated two days of doubles.

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.

Bart Bryant records first tour win at Texas Open
SAN ANTONIO - Bart Bryant won his first PGA Tour event Sunday, closing with a 3-under 67 for a three-stroke victory over Patrick Sheehan at the Texas Open.

Ryder Cup notebook

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

Ryder Cup notebook
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Even with his singles victory over Paul Casey Sunday, Tiger Woods' overall record in the Ryder Cup remains one of the biggest enigmas in golf.

Golf roundup

Bart Bryant records first tour win at Texas Open

Ryder Cup notebook

Euros trash dream team

Red Devils hang on for big win on road

Spartans see the signs in key victory

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.

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.

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.

Flooding on Ivan-swollen Delaware and Ohio rivers forces new evacuations
WHEELING, W.Va. - Hundreds of people evacuated their homes Sunday in parts of Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania as rivers and small streams were swollen beyond their banks by the torrential rain dumped by remnants of Hurricane Ivan.

Haiti suffers at least 50 deaths in Tropical Storm Jeanne before it pushes out to sea
GONAIVES, Haiti - Tropical Storm Jeanne brought raging floodwaters to Haiti, killing at least 50 people in the battered nation and leaving dozens of Haitian families huddled on rooftops as the storm pushed off into the open seas on Sunday.

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.

9-year-old boy struck by truck in south Augusta
A 9-year-old south Augusta boy was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital this morning after he was struck by a pickup truck while waiting for a school bus.

Use your vote to keep trade free
It was reported recently that some Georgia congressmen were lobbying to have the headquarters of the Free Trade Area of the Americas placed in Atlanta. Their motivation was the estimated 27,000 jobs and $500 million a year boost for Georgia's economy. Elton T. Booth, North Augusta

We must keep the great man in office
Vast experience and validated psychiatric studies have proven that unbridled hatred destroys all rational thinking and subsequent actions. This is evident by many recent letters condemning President Bush in a variety of ridiculous, distorted ways. Lt. Col. (Ret.) Bill A. Heaton, Augusta

BOE must get back to educating

DAR fetes U.S. Constitution

Music brought community together
I attended Russell Joel Brown's Mozart to Motown 3 performance Sept. 10, and I thought it was wonderful. From the opening song, I Can Make the Difference, by the Burke County High School Concert Choir, to the rousing I Need You with the entire cast, I was stirred with emotion. Victoria Barnett, Augusta

Rather is tarnishing name of CBS

We must keep the great man in office

Use your vote to keep trade free

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

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

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

'Kaffir Boy' is insightful novel

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.

Kerry served, but Bush swerved

'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

Bush fights terror the right way

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

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

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

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

A sunny retreat

Souvenirs from trips, photographs fill home

I do

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

Return cake plate with thank-you note

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

Sick SRS workers seek out amends

9-year-old boy struck by truck in south Augusta

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.

Across South Carolina

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

Wars produce new ways of training at Fort Jackson
FORT JACKSON, S.C. - Soldiers in basic training at this Army post don't get Saturday afternoons off anymore - wars in Iraq and Afghanistan changed that.

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.

Black families celebrate heritage

Kid of the Day

Three UGA students rescued, one missing in churning river

Winery worker serves travelers

4-month-old wins scholarship
Excitement was all around Ryan and Melissa Tripp on Sunday.

Wife pleads for man's release
ATLANTA - The wife of a Marietta man taken hostage in Iraq pleaded for her husband's freedom and said their 13-year-old daughter "misses her father very much."

Families, officials say repairs come too late
GRANITEVILLE - The roadwork to correct a half-mile stretch of Interstate 20 susceptible to standing water came too late for Keith Ivey, who lost his wife of eight years to a wreck last month.

Families, officials say repairs come too late

5 questions with Vic VanSant
Vic VanSant is a biologist with the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division's regional office in Thomson, where he participates in local and regional wildlife management and research programs and handles an array of nuisance animal complaints.

In class, teenagers and toddlers are learning together

Arts in the Heart awakens senses to new cultures

Vendors find success at festival

Rants and raves
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Rants and raves
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Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Amy LaTieesiah-Antunette Jones of Augusta.

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.

5 questions with Vic VanSant

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.

Island tour plan seen as threat

Wars produce new ways of training at Fort Jackson

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

Kerry links cost of Iraq war to domestic problems in new ad

Smoking ban nears final vote
To smoke or not to smoke in public settings. In Columbia County, that's the question finally being decided Tuesday.

Pupils are sour on longer-lasting milk

In class, teenagers and toddlers are learning together
Forget mechanical babies that are programmed to cry. High school students in Richmond and Columbia counties are learning how to deal with children - real ones.

Kid of the Day

Winery worker serves travelers
MONTMORENCI, S.C. - A lot of people retire and travel the world. Jack Campbell got a part-time job pouring wine and the world came to him.

Governments find room for secrecy in meetings laws

Across Georgia

4-month-old wins scholarship

Rants and raves
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Hopeful doesn't seek aid of Kerry

Sewage overflow glitches improve

Across the southeast

Across Georgia

Rants and raves
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Across South Carolina

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.

Hopeful doesn't seek aid of Kerry
AIKEN - If Inez Tenenbaum had a time machine, she might want to take her underdog campaign for U.S. Senate back to 1992.

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.

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.

Across the area
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is offering a reward for information about a weekend homicide.

Majette speaks out on Iraq war, health care

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.

Vendors find success at festival
Amid the beating of African drums and the smell of gyros and Filipino egg rolls, David Chrzan played a few bars of Take Me out to the Ball Game.

Across the area

Across the southeast
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana voters overwhelmingly approved a state constitutional amendment Saturday banning same-sex marriages and civil unions, one of as many as 12 such measures on the ballot across the country this year.

Governments find room for secrecy in meetings laws
COLUMBIA - It's the bedrock of American democracy: school boards, city councils and local commissions openly debating issues so residents can keep members accountable.

News you can use

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.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - A jury will begin deciding today whether 27-year-old Kamel Evans should die for killing a Greenville deputy and the officer's father.

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.

Pupils are sour on longer-lasting milk
ROCK HILL, S.C. - It might do a body good, but pupils in Rock Hill are not impressed with a new milk that lasts longer and provides more protein than the real thing.

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

Newspaper delivery delayed

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.

Screven County sheriff misuses work of inmates

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
SMYRNA - A 9-month-old girl sitting on a bench in front of a Cobb County grocery store was killed when a sport utility vehicle jumped the curb and pushed her into the store's glass wall.

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.

GOP faithful rally behind party

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.

Across the area

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

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

Presidential debates may reveal this fall's winner

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.

U.S. should learn from Europeans
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Long before the European players, family and fans danced and sang and smoked and drank and showered champagne all over the 18th green, a stocky Brit serenaded countryman Paul Casey as he led off the day on the first tee.

No Floridian should be shocked by hurricanes
In the midst of the latest hurricane uproar (at this writing, it is Ivan; by the time you read this, the latest uproar will be Jeanne or something starting with K), I heard the governor of Florida say on the radio that he doesn't know why Florida keeps getting bad weather.

Q&A: 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas

'Sky Captain' leads box office amid weak turnout at theaters

Q&A: 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - George Lucas never figured on a 30-year career as a space pilot. Once "Star Wars" shot into hyperspace, though, he found it hard to come back down to Earth.

'Sky Captain' leads box office amid weak turnout at theaters
LOS ANGELES - The debut flight of "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" landed the No. 1 weekend box office spot with an estimated $16.2 million amid an overall lackluster turnout at theaters.

Napster to become legal music service in October

Napster to become legal music service in October
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Call it the kitty's third life. Roxio Inc. bought the Napster brand name and feline logo at a bankruptcy auction two years ago and with the acquisition of another music service, pressplay, relaunched the once-renegade file-swapping pioneer as a legal music service last October.

Kvapil claims rainy victory

Busch gets win, lead in Chase

Busch gets win, lead in Chase
LOUDON, N.H. - Kurt Busch's win at New Hampshire International Speedway in July put him securely in the field for the NASCAR Nextel Cup Chase for the Championship.

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.

NASCAR notebook

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.

NASCAR notebook
LOUDON, N.H. - The NASCAR Nextel Cup Chase for the Championship is scheduled for 10 races, but it might have only lasted 64 laps for Tony Stewart and Jeremy Mayfield and 262 laps for Ryan Newman.

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

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.

Underweight people struggle to add pounds

Underweight people struggle to add pounds
With Americans' obesity driving the focus on weight loss, scant attention is paid to the other side of the scale - underweight people who are trying to put on pounds.

Miss Alabama wins in revamped show

Falcons put end to Rams streak

Falcons ready to put another streak to rest

Atlanta Falcon's notebook

Foster leads Panters over Chiefs

NFL power rankings week 2

Pro football roundup

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Lt. Col. Thomas Brown Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Shane Reynolds    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Douglas Teston, Sr.    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
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Mr. Albert Powell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Miss Georgia Mooney    (DEARING, Ga.)
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Mr. James Ernest Guy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Pastor Essie Owens    (AUGUSTA, G.A.)
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Mr. Paul S. Bonham Sr. (DEARING, G.A.)

Mrs. Marion Norton (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas Teston, Sr. (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Pastor Essie Owens (AUGUSTA, G.A.)

Miss Georgia Mooney (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille Dawkins (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lee Bazemore (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Vivian Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Bernice Williams (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Auther Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Wertz (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Angela Stewart (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Featured obituary: Ms. Sara Brook Sims

Mr. Willie J. Hicks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Albert Powell (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Casey Pennington (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Sally Lou Stewart (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

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

Dr. Charles "Rudy" Strom, Jr. (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Maude Thompkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marion Norton (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Rosco C. Thigpen (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. William Burton Bryant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Evans Minor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Emory Allen (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Willie J. Hicks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Janet Clary (AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Marvine Randall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Boyd Aycock, Jr. (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Owens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Powell (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Antron Scurry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Juanita Jackson Curry (WADLEY, Ga.)

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

Mr. Shane Reynolds (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carolyn Jordan (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Glinn Dixon (North Augusta, S.C.)

Mr. Wiley Jones (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Herbert L. Stewart (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Franklin Hancock (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Sara Brook Sims (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Hopkins eyeing lucrative future after knockout

Ramble on

Area sports announcements

Hopkins stops De La Hoya to retain middleweight title

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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.

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.

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

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.

Hopkins eyeing lucrative future after knockout
LAS VEGAS - Bernard Hopkins' future seems certain for once, full of big fights and even bigger paydays. The future is less clear for Oscar De La Hoya, who must deal with his first knockout loss and the possibility that he might be nearing the end of a brilliant career.

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Full-season team statistics are due Tuesday at 4 p.m., for inclusion in this week's From The Huddle section, which publishes on Friday. Stats can be faxed to (706) 823-3408 or emailed to jeff.sentell@augustachronicle.com. Please call (706) 823-3425 with questions.

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

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

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

Kerry links cost of Iraq war to domestic problems in new ad
WASHINGTON - Democrat John Kerry links the cost of the Iraq war to problems at home and vows in a new television ad to both "defend America and fight for the middle class."

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.

Atlanta Falcon's notebook
ATLANTA - After his first touchdown since high school, defensive end Brady Smith asked for some extra time to work on his end-zone celebration.

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.

Falcons put end to Rams streak
ATLANTA - Michael Vick set such an aggressive tone that his teammates refused to let up Sunday afternoon.

Foster leads Panters over Chiefs
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - DeShaun Foster showed the Carolina Panthers should be just fine without Stephen Davis.

Pro football roundup
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Peyton Manning threw for 254 yards and two touchdowns, and Nick Harper intercepted a Steve McNair pass in the end zone to help Indianapolis rally for a 31-17 victory over Tennessee on Sunday.

Close call leaves local anglers as runners-up

Sutton's decisions doomed U.S. squad

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.

'Sopranos,' Angels in America' win Emmy honors

California man claims 'Apprentice' producer stole show idea

California man claims 'Apprentice' producer stole show idea
LOS ANGELES - A man claims he came up with the idea for the hit television reality show "The Apprentice" four years ago - even suggesting Donald Trump as its star - and then pitched the concept to the show's production team, which rejected it.

Fashion stars celebrate Emmys' red carpet in festive, glamorous looks

'Sopranos,' Angels in America' win Emmy honors
LOS ANGELES - "The Sopranos" became the first cable show to win the Emmy for best drama series Sunday and fellow HBO entry "Angels in America" received a record 11 awards as Fox's surprise comedy winner "Arrested Developed" proved a rare bright spot for broadcast TV.

Fashion stars celebrate Emmys' red carpet in festive, glamorous looks
LOS ANGELES - The buzzwords on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards Sunday were "festive" and "glamorous," with many celebrities opting for sleek, 1940s-style looks, right down to the Rita Hayworth-style peekaboo hairstyle favored by Debra Messing and Portia de Rossi.

Do fall Emmys still make sense?

Partisan watchdogs show their muscle in unraveling CBS National Guard story

Partisan watchdogs show their muscle in unraveling CBS National Guard story
NEW YORK - With questions swirling around documents used by CBS in a story about President Bush's National Guard service, Matt Sheffield experienced something unique. His Web site, Ratherbiased.com, crashed because of all the visitors.

Events for the week ahead

Britney Spears marries fiance in surprise LA ceremony

Linda Hamilton reveals she's bipolar in AP interview

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.

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.

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

UGA notebook

Newton steps up in win

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.

USC notebook