Artist spotlight: Jay Williams
Jay Williams JOB: Curator, Morris Museum of Art TIME IN POSITION: Since Aug. 2

Artist spotlight: Jay Williams

Expos end with a loss

Baseball relocates the Expos to D.C.
WASHINGTON - Baseball is returning to the nation's capital for the first time in 33 years, in the form of the Montreal Expos.

Ichiro brings Sisler name recognition
Day and night, Dave Sisler is tracking every hit by Ichiro Suzuki. The former big league pitcher tunes in the radio each evening, his wife checks the box scores in the morning.

Oakland A's struggling in September

Miraculous catch by Mays changed the 1954 Series
SAN FRANCISCO - Before The Catch, there was THE CATCH.

Kearns' bat beats Cubs

Expos end with a loss
MONTREAL - The Expos era in Montreal ended with a 9-1 loss to Florida on Wednesday night, a game delayed for 10 minutes when players were pulled off the field after a fan threw a golf ball that landed near second base.

Baseball relocates the Expos to D.C.

Kearns' bat beats Cubs
CHICAGO - One strike from a key victory, the Chicago Cubs wound up with yet another agonizing defeat that damaged their drive to the playoffs.

Angels keep heat on fading Oakland

Miraculous catch by Mays changed the 1954 Series

Oakland A's struggling in September
OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland Athletics are used to pressure-packed pennant races. It's their sub-par September that's the shocker.

Angels keep heat on fading Oakland
ARLINGTON, Texas - Vladimir Guerrero homered twice and drove in five runs while going 4-for-5, and the Anaheim Angels continued their push in the American League West with an 8-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.

Birth announcements
Sebastian Allen Cheek: Samuel K. Cheek Jr. and Amanda M. Broome, both of Bath, announce the birth of a son, Sebastian Allen Cheek, Wednesday, Aug. 25, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mark and Glenda Dossey and Samuel K. Cheek, all of Bath, Carl Williams and Tessie Tice, of Clearwater, and the late Brenda Colley.

Birth announcements

Odds and Ends
BAY ST.LOUIS, Miss. Baby's back: Keith Berg's 17-foot Burmese python came out of hiding after a long weekend.

Cox gets 2,000th career win

Cox gets 2,000th career win
ATLANTA - Bobby Cox tried to treat it like any other day. No one else would let him.

Braves gain split; Wright banged up
ATLANTA - When Braves pitcher Jaret Wright took Wilson Delgado's line drive off his right ankle in the third inning Tuesday night, one could almost sense the disappointment from the Atlanta dugout.

Colony Plaza will get an Applebee's

Experts say tune-ups improve gas mileage

Supply data spark drop in oil prices
WASHINGTON - Oil prices fell Wednesday after government data showed U.S. inventories of crude grew last week, surprising many traders and analysts who had expected supplies to shrink because of lingering output problems caused by Hurricane Ivan.

Concern for jobs fuels fall of index

Experts say tune-ups improve gas mileage
There are two ways to immediately save money on gas.

Augustans feel pinch of higher fuel prices
A small commercial sign repair company in Martinez is considering adding a fuel surcharge to customer bills.

Conoco obtains part of Lukoil
MOSCOW - U.S. oil giant ConocoPhillips Inc. agreed to pay nearly $2 billion Wednesday for the Russian government's remaining 7.6 percent stake in Lukoil, the world's No. 2 oil company - a deal expected to clear the way for joint ventures in Siberia and Iraq, while allaying broader concerns about the Kremlin's commitment to foreign investment.

Delta employees doubt cuts' worth
ATLANTA - Investors might have cheered Tuesday's news that Delta Air Lines would cut many staffers' pay 10 percent in hopes of avoiding bankruptcy, but the mood was decidedly different among Delta employees, who doubted the move would prevent Chapter 11 - but were sure it would put their finances in a pinch.

Colony Plaza will get an Applebee's
Southside residents have long complained about the lack of casual-dining restaurants in their area. The construction of an Applebee's restaurant in the Colony Plaza shopping center could be a sign that the drought has ended.

Workplace retention pays off

Motorola to cut 1,000 jobs

Economy stronger than previous estimate

Business briefs

Supply data spark drop in oil prices

Augustans feel pinch of higher fuel prices

Economy stronger than previous estimate
WASHINGTON - The economy grew at a faster pace this spring than previously thought, but was at its weakest level in more than a year, providing ammunition to both candidates in the final weeks of the presidential race.

Concern for jobs fuels fall of index
NEW YORK - Job worries helped push consumer confidence down in September for the second consecutive month, a New York-based private research group said Tuesday.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Hotel franchiser Cendant Corp. has agreed to buy online travel company Orbitz Inc. for about $1.25 billion.

Stewart to go to W. Virginia prison
NEW YORK - Martha Stewart will do her time for lying about a stock sale at a remote West Virginia prison camp where inmates sleep in bunk beds and rise at 6 a.m. to do menial labor for pennies an hour.

Business briefs
SOMERS, N.Y. - Pepsi Bottling Group Inc., the largest bottler of PepsiCo Inc. beverages, said Tuesday that its profit for the latest quarter rose 4.4 percent as volume improved.

Motorola to cut 1,000 jobs
CHICAGO - Motorola Inc. will eliminate 1,000 jobs and take charge of $50 million for severance benefits as it moves to complete a spinoff of its money-losing semiconductor unit, the company said Tuesday.

Delta employees doubt cuts' worth

Workplace retention pays off
Now that the job market is starting to improve, more employees may start looking for better jobs, but employers aren't happy with the prospect of greater turnover.

Clemson's Bowden not worried about losses
Clemson coach Tommy Bowden says it's not time to panic. He got that Monday on good authority.

Pre-emptive sour grapes
Is Jimmy Carter going senile, or is he becoming a mindless lackey for Democrats?

In Hamm's way

It's do or die for Kerry

It's do or die for Kerry
This is the biggest week in John Kerry's political life. If he's going to get back into the presidential race, it must be this week. The momentum is all in President Bush's favor as the two candidates head into Thursday's joint news conference.

In Hamm's way
U.S. gymnast Paul Hamm is the only athlete who's ever been called upon to win his Olympic gold medal twice - once on the field of competition and then again in a courtroom. Soon, it seems, nobody will be able to achieve anything without getting lawyers involved.

You can enlist now
They're instituting the draft today.

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

People in the News
NEW YORK - Al Franken is taking his radio show on the campaign trail.

Arts calendar
Here's a list of gallery showings and events in the Aiken-Augusta area.

Big wrecks outdo driving in 'Burnout 3' game
Getting to the finish line first is good enough for most racing video games. Then there's Burnout 3: Takedown, which puts a disarmingly enjoyable spin on the racing game: the bigger the wreck, the better.

People in the News
RIVERSIDE, Iowa - Riverside has been "punk'd" by William Shatner, aka "Star Trek" Capt. James T. Kirk, and Spike TV.

Applause calendar
Here's a list of entertainment in the Aiken-Augusta area.

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

New $50 bill hits the street

New $50 bill hits the street
WASHINGTON - A new $50 bill with touches of red, blue and yellow will be showing up soon at banks, in cash registers and wallets. A new $10 bill also is in the works, the third greenback to get colorized to cut back on counterfeiting.

Stocks higher despite higher oil prices

Stocks higher despite higher oil prices
NEW YORK - Stocks rebounded Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average rising solidly above 10,000 as investors, less anxious about volatile energy prices, focused instead on good corporate news.

Small portions
Fennel, with its distinctive anise taste, is delicious both raw and cooked. Sliced into strips and dipped intoextra-virgin olive oil with a pinch of pepper flakes, it's a refreshing quick snack.

Mally's returns to downtown
Mally's Bagels and Grits is back downtown. Owner Henry Scheer has moved the restaurant from its longtime Washington Road location into the old Town Tavern at Seventh and Reynolds Streets.

Grubbin': Aiken Brewing Co.
Aiken Brewing Co. 140 LAURENS ST. S.W., Aiken THE ATMOSPHERE: Classic brew house

Small portions

Jackets aren't counting out star tailback
Georgia Tech tailback P.J. Daniels is unlikely to play in Saturday's game against Miami, coach Chan Gailey said Tuesday.

Jackets aren't counting out star tailback

Tiger's 2000 still the benchmark

Tiger's 2000 still the benchmark
Vijay Singh has one month to put the final touches on what already is a masterpiece.

2005 opening planned at Champions Retreat

Sponsors can't control players

Sponsors can't control players
Appearance money is not allowed on the PGA Tour, but there were murmurs when the field at the 84 Lumber Classic in Pennsylvania originally included Vijay Singh and Tiger Woods, a rare 1-2 punch in a fall tournament.

Sore back might sideline Woods
THOMASTOWN, Ireland - Two-time defending champion Tiger Woods said Wednesday he injured his back sleeping on a plane last week and will not know until before his tee time whether he can play in the American Express Championship, which begins today.

Sore back might sideline Woods

2005 opening planned at Champions Retreat
Lush bermuda grass greens and brilliant white-sand bunkers now shape the fall-altered, tree-lined landscape known as the Champions Retreat Golf Club.

Dunn's grades improve, but 'they will be better'

North Augusta's Byrd speaks out

Dunn's grades improve, but 'they will be better'
Laney standout Robert Dunn has scored 10 touchdowns, despite missing seven quarters with an ankle injury. His season got off to rough start, with a burglary investigation leading to his arrest the week of the season opener.

North Augusta's Byrd speaks out
My senior season has not gone as planned, but we are going to have to work through it. You just never know how things are going to turn out, and you never really have control over it all anyway.

Storm's remnants batter Southeast
VERO BEACH, Fla. - Janet Hettinger waited more than two days to return to her home on this city's barrier island only to be told she couldn't go inside. Hurricane Jeanne had made that impossible.

Hurricane season is 'not over until it's over'
MIAMI - The hurricane season in Florida has already exceeded all expectations. Four major hurricanes have hit the state in six weeks, a feat not seen in the United States since 1886. And it's not over yet.

Kindness of strangers helps Fla. towns
STUART, Fla.-- One person's generator is the neighborhood's generator.

Engineers design storm-proof houses
GULF BREEZE, Fla. - At first glance, you'd never know what a pounding this place just took.

Thousands in Florida remain in shelters
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Since Labor Day weekend, Linda Baker and her 4-year-old daughter have been forced to stay at a Palm Beach County shelter, the victims of a one-two punch.

Break out slow cooker for beef stew
When life gets hectic, dust off your slow cooker instead of heading to the drive-through for a family meal, because just a few minutes in the morning will net a home-cooked meal in the evening.

Barnwell County sheriff dies
Barnwell County Sheriff Joey Zorn, who insisted on running his department despite chemotherapy treatments and pain from a long battle with cancer, died Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Thousands needed for civilian pep squad for the fort
Money has been donated and consultants have been hired to protect Fort Gordon from closings in 2005.

Test scores improve at South Carolina public schools
AIKEN - More than half of South Carolina public schools showed improvement by hitting the demanding marks of the latest round of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, a significantly higher tally than last year, state school Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum said today .

Hospital's service was outstanding

Project forged strong race relations
Augustans are proud of the United Way of the CSRA for Project Serve. This is one of the best lessons in human relations that I have experienced. On a recent Friday - a rainy, dreary day - when I walked out on my front porch and looked over at the Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center, and saw many cars and the many volunteers, I said, "How great Augusta is." Ruth Crawford Augusta

Jones must be new solicitor

Next president needs our prayers
President Bush wants our vote. His record in office should be considered carefully before we vote. Here is a list of his most important decisions: Larry Jarrett Warrenville, S.C.

Next Kerry job: pancake flipper
When flip-flopping John Kerry is defeated in his run for president, I have a good job for him. With his flip-flopping he'd be the perfect cook in a pancake house. He could cut my pancakes, and I would love them. Jane Fonda could be the waitress that brings them to my table. Faber J. Hance North Augusta, S.C.

Grove is good fit for school board
A close look at the Columbia County school system suggests that we are in dire need of some new blood. Katherine Cooper Evans

Kerry's camp is unraveling

Project forged strong race relations

DeLoach is a fine lawmaker

Hospital's service was outstanding
Sometimes, it is difficult to put into words your exact feelings. Paul McGrath Aiken, S.C.

Unheroic Kerry unfit for office

Mayor did right thing with rebel flag

Jones is ideally suited for office
If you were at the Julian Smith Barbecue Pit a few weeks back to attend a fund-raiser for Harold V. Jones II, the candidate for solicitor general, you saw as I did that he had a lot of support from all races, ages and genders. People know that this young man is serious about holding this position. Susie Jones Martinez

Community's litter is an utter disgrace
I commend Fran Stewart, the dear lady featured in The Augusta Chronicle on improving her surroundings ("Community volunteer values small changes," Sept. 13). Doris A. Jones Augusta

Confederate banner is not hateful
I just wanted to mention the controversy about the Confederate flag. It's just awful that it was removed again - this time from Riverwalk Augusta! What seems to be the matter? Roberta Cook Thomson

Give band new marching orders

Keep FBI out of the sheriff probe
Shame on your paper for calling on the FBI sleuths to probe the Screven County sheriff for the misdeeds that allegedly have been going on in the Sylvania area. Also, shame on Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue for fuming and not listening to the Augusta Chronicle staff writer who wanted a comment about the issue. Bob L. Gordy Louisville

Community's litter is an utter disgrace

Smoke-free states are great
My wife and I spent 12 days on a driving tour through northern California and southern Oregon in 1996, soon after California passed a law prohibiting smoking in most enclosed work places, including restaurants. Robert B. Lord Keysville, Ga.

Pupil discipline starts with parents

'Kaffir Boy' flap was an overreaction
Apparently, Kenneth Echols is a big fan of filth. Will Sansbury Augusta

Law allows for back-door tax

Pupil discipline starts with parents
With recent school events, pro-active police work is needed. Pro-active police work was my - and others' - objective when starting a law enforcement job. Eddie Lyell Edgefield, S.C.

Send DeLoach to legislature

Tenenbaum runs misleading ad
Inez Tenenbaum needs to go back to school to learn the meaning of "misrepresentation" and "honesty." Linda Chumbley North Augusta, S.C.

Kerry has the right plan for peace

Know the facts on Aiken voting
I am the voter registration chairwoman for Aiken Peace's "Every Vote, Every Voice" campaign. Aiken Peace is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting education, dialogue and debate on peace and social justice. I have been participating, with wonderful volunteers, in voter registration tables at businesses throughout Aiken County since August. Alice Sullivan Aiken, S.C.

Know the facts on Aiken voting

Confederate banner is not hateful

Candidate is an inspiration

Tenenbaum runs misleading ad

Mayor did right thing with rebel flag
Mayor Bob Young showed leadership and courage in removing the Confederate states' banner from Riverwalk Augusta. Paul King, Augusta

Iraq war and policy are failures
It seems that we had to wait for the magic number of 1,000 U.S. casualties - never mind the 1,200 dead Iraqi civilians - for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to have a conference to announce the news, adding that Iraqi forces will soon "regain control," to be overruled by Gen. Richard Myers, who stated that the Iraqis would not be ready to confront insurgents until the end of the year. Joaquin Godoy Aiken, S.C.

Give band new marching orders
The Sand Hills Community Center does a lot to help the people on the Hill and the Augusta area. So it's hard to understand why the center engages in an act that blatantly disturbs the peace in the very community they have set out to help. Bianca Sutton Augusta

Kerry's camp is unraveling
The crystal ball now tells me that the honorable and respectable Republican, President Bush, will lead us for four more years. Had the dimwitted Dems seen fit to select, let's say, Hillary Clinton, then there would be cause for concern. Andy Chandler Augusta

DeLoach is a fine lawmaker
George DeLoach needs our support Nov. 2. He is running for state representative, House District 123, and I know that he would do a fine job. William O. McNeely Waynesboro

Law allows for back-door tax
In 1999, Gov. Roy Barnes signed into law the Taxpayer Protection Act. At that time, he stated that this law was designed to prevent back-door tax increases through property assessments. Local governments would be required to roll back property tax millage rates to compensate for increases in assessments. However, not highly publicized at the time was a loophole you could drive a Mack truck through. David K. Simpson Martinez

Send DeLoach to legislature
George DeLoach and his wife, Jane, have been friends of ours for many years. George cares about his community, and has decided to seek the post of state representative for House District 123, because he knows that he can be of the most use serving in that capacity. Jimmy and Peggy Allen Waynesboro

Jones is ideally suited for office

Jones must be new solicitor
There may be a whole lot of skepticism and downright fear about who should and should not be elected in other races, locally and nationally. But in the Augusta-Richmond County race for the office of solicitor general, there should be no doubt. The man for the job is Harold V. Jones II. John Prioleau Augusta

Numbers don't show job drain
With great delight, Bush administration personnel announced that 248,000 jobs had been created in May. Left out of the rash of self-congratulating hoopla was the fact that more than 70 percent of these jobs were low-paying domestic-service positions that can't be farmed out overseas. Andy Windham Wagener, S.C.

Unheroic Kerry unfit for office
Why would a hero, especially one running for president of the United States, not be proud and honored to show his most outstanding "combat record"? Is it because it would disclose that he embellished it? Wrote his own recommendations for his five awards? Eugene T. Goode McCormick, S.C.

Kerry has the right plan for peace
Kathy Wideman ("Kerry, Dems cannot keep us safe," Sept. 18) wrote, "If the Democrats have a better plan for keeping my kids safe, I'd like to hear it." Glad she asked. Karen Gutmann, Aiken, S.C.

Candidate is an inspiration
I am happy that, on Nov. 2, I will be able to cast a vote to help Harold Jones become solicitor general for Richmond County. Were it not for him, I probably still would be putting off becoming a registered voter. Cathryn Patterson, Augusta

Smoke-free states are great

Partners clip paper for custom handbags

Surgery allows patients to dump the glasses

Partners clip paper for custom handbags
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - A trash can sits amid a stack of newspapers in the narrow suite. Unlike the run-of-the-mill trash can, this particular can is the embodiment of the diligent work that takes place in this tiny shop.

Rocketship team begins quest for $10 million prize
MOJAVE, Calif. -The first private manned rocket to reach space soared toward the edge of the atmosphere again in an unexpectedly bumpy ride Wednesday in the first half of a bid to earn a $10 million prize.

Surgery allows patients to dump the glasses
George Crouser isn't just looking to get rid of a pair of glasses - he wants to dump four pairs. It took him less than half an hour.

Bridge passed 2003 inspection
All bridges have to be regularly inspected to detect damage that might cause collapses such as the one that happened in McCormick County on Tuesday, officials said.

Pet of the week
Jewels, a 3-year-old female Siberian husky, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at SuperPetz on Whiskey Road in Aiken, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at PETsMART in Aiken and from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at PETsMART in Augusta. Pets for adoption can be seen in their foster homes. For more information, visit www.mollysmilitia.org or call 649-1219 or 279-7003.

Two Augusta BMX members place second in races

Recording the damage

Drug hunt at school leads to 3 arrests

Smoking suspension angers teen's father

Truck sinks in river when bridge collapses
MOUNT CARMEL, S.C. - Divers called off a search at dusk Tuesday after hours of searching for a truck witnesses say fell from a bridge that collapsed under the strain of a rain-swollen river, the first documented bridge failure in the state in more than a decade.

State adds up cost of storm response
ATLANTA - All the bills aren't in yet from a costly and damaging storm season in Georgia, but state officials say most of the costs of mobilizing for and responding to the disasters will be paid through the federal assistance grants.

New research seeks to find stroke treatment
Blood from a baby's umbilical cord could help scientists sidestep the political imbroglio over embryonic stem cells to find a new treatment for stroke.

New homeowners spot coyotes
Columbia County residents building homes in rural areas to be one with nature have recently discovered they might have moved in closer than they expected.

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Jeanne spares area from major damage
A day after the remnants of Hurricane Jeanne passed through the Augusta area, officials expressed relief that the storm didn't cause serious damage, although Aiken County was threatened with a tornado.

Truck sinks in river when bridge collapses

New homeowners spot coyotes

Smoking suspension angers teen's father
CONYERS, Ga. - The father of a teen suspended from school for smelling like smoke is demanding an apology from the Rockdale County School Board.

News you can use

Across the area
Officials are still waiting on toxicology reports in the death of two Richmond County residents over the weekend, officials said Wednesday.

Roy Moore won't speak in Athens
ATHENS, Ga. - Low ticket sales will keep former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore from making a Ten Commandments sojourn to Athens for a speech Tuesday night.

News you can use
SEPT. 30, 1980 Workmen took the roof off Butler High School, and Mother Nature this weekend tried to turn it into a swimming pool. Because the new roof being built at the school is only 75 percent complete, rainwater leaked into the building. Coverings prepared by workmen did not keep out the water.

Georgia whistleblowers seek protection
ATLANTA - A hospital official who says she lost her job for speaking out against a powerful lawmaker's sweetheart deal might not be out of work if Georgia law offered more protections for whistleblowers, according to one legislative witness Tuesday.

View-Master aids film in winning a screening
Duane Brown looked into a 1940's View-Master and saw his dreams come alive.

Foundation hopes to recover missing art
GEORGETOWN, S.C. - The former curator at Hobcaw Barony has been sentenced to three years' probation after pleading no contest to taking art and antiques. Now the trustees of the Belle W. Baruch Foundation are wondering how to recover about $1 million in missing artwork.

Around the block
The Historic Augusta Antiques Auction and Gala will begin at 6:30 tonight at Enterprise Mill Event Center, 1450 Greene St. The theme is Perfectly Aged: Antiques and Wine.

Ship runs aground in Charleston
CHARLESTON, S.C. - A freighter buffeted by gale-force winds went aground in the shipping channel leading into Charleston Harbor early Tuesday, closing the harbor to large vessels.

Fort profile
This week's Fort profile is on Sgt. Desiree Caruthers, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 93rd Signal Brigade.

Rain causes lakes to fill up
Water levels at Thurmond Lake and other Savannah River reservoirs rose steadily Tuesday as runoff from the remnants of Tropical Storm Jeanne trickled into streams and rivers that feed 156,000 acres of impounded lakes.

Barnwell County sheriff dies

Across the Southeast
UNICOI, TENN. - One man was arrested and two others were on the run after a house was destroyed by fire when a methamphetamine lab exploded, police said.

Roy Moore won't speak in Athens

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A senior at North Charleston High School died after collapsing outside the school, authorities said.

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

State to launch surplus studies
COLUMBIA - The state Budget and Control Board on Tuesday approved plans to track state property and study the cost-effectiveness of state-owned vehicles.

Athens church arson trial begins
ATHENS, Ga. - The lawyer for a teen accused of arson in fires at one of Athens' largest churches said his client was the victim of "vicious gossip" and the prosecution's case was based on little more than suspicion as the youth's trial opened in Clarke County Juvenile Court.

Across Georgia
DULUTH - A truck carrying explosive materials overturned Tuesday, closing a three- to four-mile stretch of Interstate 85 in both directions near the Gwinnett Civic Center.

Spooky food drive to mark 10th year
An Evans group known for the annual October food drive It's Spooky to be Hungry is approaching its 10-year anniversary.

Across the area
A Wrens mother told Richmond County sheriff's deputies Monday that a 25-year-old man had sexual relations with her 15-year-old daughter, a police report states.

Health agency's board selects candidates
An Augusta mental health center is edging closer to finding a permanent leader.

Lynx must pay debt to arena
The Augusta Lynx ice hockey team starts its new season Oct. 22, but it's not certain that spotlights and a sound system will be part of the show.

Across Georgia
DOUGLASVILLE - A Douglas County sheriff's deputy and a woman have been treated after being attacked by a bobcat.

MCG students get lesson in communication
It was just a torso and a pelvis sitting on a table, but to Susan it was real.

DeMint worker regrets insult

News you can use

Co-chairman condemns SPLOST tax
A co-chairman of the special purpose local option sales tax phase 5 citizens review committee wants voters to send a message to Augusta commissioners by rejecting the $486 million tax package in the November referendum.

Post Happenings

Reunions
kitchens-norris family: Seeking family members for a reunion Sunday, at Brassell Park, Gibson, Ga.; barbecue and hash provided; bring covered dish; (706) 595-9341.

JROTCs are gaining popularity

Celebrity cook-off to feature just men
The aroma of grilled and smoked meats and seafood will fill the air at Lake Olmstead on Saturday during the fourth annual Celebrity Men's Great Outdoor Cook-off, presented by the 30901 Development Corp.

Reunions

Beauty shops join voter registration drive
Latasha Martin has been eligible to vote for three years, but the process simply didn't interest her - until now.

Kid of the day

Anniversaries
John P. and Wilma Stevens, of Aiken, celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary with a reception Saturday, July 19, 2004, in Columbia. The reception was given by their children and grandchildren. The couple has four children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Spooky food drive to mark 10th year

Across the area

Across the area

New research seeks to find stroke treatment

Rants and raves
WHAT HAS HAPPENED to civility? Why can't we have discussions about politics, religion and issues that matter without raving lunatics such as Bill O'Reilly shouting at people to just "shut up"? Is this what we've come to? It doesn't matter if you are liberal or conservative. Opinions that differ from yours should be accorded respect.

Kid of the day

School menus

Around town

PBS' Clifford to kick off week celebrating Augusta's kids

Officials' support changes to ethics policy

Lynx must pay debt to arena

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 6-year old Abigail Jordan Saxon of Augusta.

State adds up cost of storm response

Across the area

Aiken test scores could be off

Across South Carolina

Jeanne spares area from major damage

River search finds truck

Aiken test scores could be off
A coding error might have affected adequate yearly progress results for several Aiken County schools, district officials said at the Aiken County school board meeting Tuesday night.

High school student leaders learn the ropes

Officials' support changes to ethics policy
A revised policy for the Columbia County school system will forbid educators from copying or teaching items on standardized tests to their pupils.

Fort profile

JROTCs are gaining popularity
McCORMICK, S.C. - Senior Charles Hamer already knew about leadership and victory on the football field, running track and basketball court.

Across Georgia

Drug hunt at school leads to 3 arrests
Three South Aiken High School students were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana Wednesday after a search by the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

Meetings

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A freighter that grounded in the Charleston Harbor shipping channel during gusty winds was refloated after some of the granite it was carrying was dumped overboard, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Anniversaries

Around town
Ranco Tent Rentals Inc. worker Odell Seymore, of Aiken, helps put together a 120-foot tent in the parking lot of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. The Greek Festival begins at 11 a.m. Friday.

DeMint worker regrets insult
AIKEN - The director of operations for Jim DeMint's U.S. Senate campaign from Aiken apologized Tuesday for using derogatory and offensive language to describe the chairwoman of a gay and lesbian rights group.

Pet of the week

Beauty shops join voter registration drive

Effects of storm alter school days
AIKEN - Many parents don't flinch when it comes to sacrificing for their children's safety. During weeks like this, they don't have a choice.

Thousands needed for civilian pep squad for the fort

Longtime sheriff of Barnwell, 49, dies
AIKEN - Barnwell County Sheriff Joey Zorn, who insisted on running his department despite the ravages of chemotherapy treatments and pain from a long battle with cancer, died at his Barnwell home Wednesday morning, authorities said.

View-Master aids film in winning a screening

Students help storm victims
Birnie Florie has heard about the fights and arrests at Glenn Hills High School, but all he saw Wednesday was the generosity of the students and staff.

'3 strikes' laws fall short as deterrents

Teacher saves choking fifth-grader
Hot dogs may not be on the menu again anytime soon for 10-year-old Christopher Moore.

Longtime sheriff of Barnwell, 49, dies

Rants and raves
A RAVE FOR CHENG HO of Evans High School and kudos to Jeff Sentell for the great article in Friday's Chronicle. The mark of a great person is that he makes the people around him better. This article of positive attitude and determination should be required reading for all high school students.

Rants and raves
WHAT HAS HAPPENED to civility? Why can't we have discussions about politics, religion and issues that matter without raving lunatics such as Bill O'Reilly shouting at people to just "shut up"? Is this what we've come to? It doesn't matter if you are liberal or conservative. Opinions that differ from yours should be accorded respect.

Two Augusta BMX members place second in races
Twelve members of the Augusta BMX club jumped at the chance to compete for trophies at the National Bicycle League 2004 Grands in Louisville, Ky., held Labor Day weekend. Two members succeeded.

News you can use
Sept. 29, 1978 Augusta's mayor and the head of the city's Redevelopment Authority have called a news conference today at which they are expected to announce a development for the Southern Finance Building in the 700 block of Broad Street.

High school student leaders learn the ropes
Rappelling down a tower was a new experience for Caitlin King.

Celebrity cook-off to feature just men

Meetings
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Around the block

Hospital honors work in rehabilitation
At its fourth annual awards luncheon Sept. 21, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital handed out Triumph Awards to three people and one business.

Across the area
Officials are still waiting on toxicology reports in the death of two Richmond County residents over the weekend, officials said Wednesday.

Conversations focus on sharecropping
Joseph Greene vividly remembers growing up in rural Emanuel County on a farm that ran parallel to land worked by sharecroppers.

'3 strikes' laws fall short as deterrents
So-called "three strikes and you're out" laws, passed about a decade ago, were meant to reduce crime by taking criminals who kept breaking the law off the streets.

Program gives family members taste of Army
Melody Pugh's husband often talks about the equipment he uses at his job.

For the record

PBS' Clifford to kick off week celebrating Augusta's kids
Clifford, from the PBS series Clifford, the Big Red Dog, will entertain children at the kickoff celebration of the 16th annual Children's Week, presented by the Augusta-Richmond County Community Partnership for Children and Families Inc.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 5-year of Mikail Ellis of Hephzibah.

Farmers market
This is a list of commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

Around town
Guy Faquet looks into the refurbished Augusta Canal headgates at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. Mr. Faquet, who runs six miles every day, said Wednesday that he likes the improvements.

Milestones
Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, has made the following announcements about Augusta students:

Ruling keeps gay marriage ban on ballot
ATLANTA - Efforts to remove the gay marriage ban from the November ballot failed Wednesday.

School menus
Here are Richmond county school menus through October 8.

Aiken school district falls short
AIKEN - Despite substantial improvements over last year's dismal No Child Left Behind results, a coding error at seven Aiken County schools prevented the school district from making adequate yearly progress as a whole, school officials said Wednesday.

Conversations focus on sharecropping

River search finds truck
MOUNT CARMEL, S.C. - What and who may lie beneath the churning Little River near a collapsed bridge remained a mystery Wednesday, shrouded by a powerful and silt-filled current.

Around town

Effects of storm alter school days

Hospital honors work in rehabilitation

Test scores improve at South Carolina public schools

Bridge passed 2003 inspection

Recording the damage
North Augusta Public Safety Investigator David Smith takes photos of an abandoned house in the 600 block of Park Avenue that was destroyed by a fire Tuesday.

Bulldogs know how big this is
ATHENS, Ga. - They stand as October bookends on the schedule, but in Georgia's football world they more prominently signify the glass ceiling.

'Alamo' film suffers from big failures
The Alamo, the latest cinematic retelling of the doomed defense of the famous Texas fortress, is a film of small successes.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

'Return of the King' extended DVD due

New on DVD
Here's a look at movies now out in DVD and video and a schedule of releases:

New on DVD

Mini reviews

'Return of the King' extended DVD due
LOS ANGELES - If you want to find out just how Gandalf and the Hobbits thwarted the evil white wizard Saruman in "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," wait no longer than Dec.14.

'Alamo' film suffers from big failures

Featured musician: Nick Trivelas

Big ticket

Cat Stevens claims 'unjust' U.S. profiling
LOS ANGELES - When he was yanked off a Washington-bound plane and sent home, the singer formerly known as Cat Stevens says he became the victim of an "unjust and arbitrary system" that is diminishing the United States' reputation as a defender of freedom.

Bopper Jr. brings dad's tunes to stage

Helmet goes radio-friendly with new disc

Big ticket
PEARL JAM WHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday WHERE: The Asheville Civic Center, 87 Haywood St., Asheville, N.C.

Cat Stevens claims 'unjust' U.S. profiling

Helmet goes radio-friendly with new disc
It's been seven years since the proto-metal art-rock outfit Helmet offered up an album of its distinctively brutal, and often beautiful, brand of music. In that time, the nu metal revolution allowed the ideals Helmet laid down to devolve, to become pale memories.

Featured musician: Nick Trivelas
Nick Trivelas AGE: 49 HOMETOWN: Charleston, S.C. Moved to Augusta in 1991 to work for Hubbell Ohio Brass Co.

Musician's take on Brit pop

Bopper Jr. brings dad's tunes to stage
For J.P. Richardson Jr., stepping onto a stage to make music means stepping into the shoes of the famous father he never knew.

Usher's Truth Tour rolls into Atlanta
How much is the truth worth? Millions, if you're R&B singer Usher and producer and rapper Kanye West.

Musician's take on Brit pop
Somewhere between grits and Great Britain, Mississippi native Trent Dabbs has found his musical home.

Paybacks come at high price
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Stacy Compton wants a telephone call and an explanation from fellow Busch Series driver Martin Truex Jr.

'Chase' hasn't helped ratings
TALLADEGA, Ala. - The Chase for the Championship was supposed to pump new interest into the final 10 races of the 2004 Nextel Cup Series season as stock-car racing goes head-to-head with the National Football League.

Paybacks come at high price

Titans' McNair leaves hospital

Dallas Cowboys top Redskins

Falcons turn stingy play into 3-0 start

Fantasy Football: After 3 weeks weaknesses emerge

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Sabra Greene Smith (WARNER ROBINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Wimberly (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Mathews (NORTH AUGUSTA, Sc.)

Mr. Joesph Zorn III (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Ms. Clara Rhodes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Simpson Lake, Jr. (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Lillie E. Hughes (HAMPTON, Sc.)

Miss Mae Gene Lamb (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Crawley (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Murray Marion Chitty (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

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Mrs. Janie Brantley (LANGLEY, S.C.)

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Mr. Carl Brown, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Overtime

6-year-old has stood out in various sports

Overtime
The Augusta Lynx will be distributing 500 free tickets to 28 of the team's 36 home game this season to soldiers at Fort Gordon as part of its "Support the Fort" program

6-year-old has stood out in various sports
Lindsay Wallace squirms in a recliner, trying to disappear into her mother, Rhonda, who is sitting in the chair with her.

Falcons turn stingy play into 3-0 start
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Maybe the Atlanta Falcons aren't a one-man team after all.

Titans' McNair leaves hospital
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee quarterback Steve McNair was released from the hospital Tuesday morning after a two-night stay with a bruised sternum.

Dallas Cowboys top Redskins
LANDOVER, Md. - No one will mistake this game for the great Bill Parcells-Joe Gibbs duels of the 1980s, but the drama was definitely back when the rivalry resumed.

Fantasy Football: After 3 weeks weaknesses emerge
By now you should have a firm grasp on the strengths and weaknesses of your fantasy team.

Augustan becomes Vegas escape artist

Augustan becomes Vegas escape artist
It was 25 years ago that Dixie Dooley entertained Augustans by hanging upside down from a crane on Broad Street and escaped from a straitjacket. Now, he performs his mystifying routines weekly in Las Vegas as the star of the new Escape show at Le Bistro Theatre in the Riviera Hotel.

Bulldogs know how big this is

Hollywood heavies had their day on silver screen

Taye Diggs to star in new UPN drama
LOS ANGELES - Taye Diggs says he used to be an "ugly duckling." "No one believes it, but I was kind of very thin, very insecure, big glasses," says the now buff star of UPN's new drama "Kevin Hill."

Are "stoned slackers" watching Jon Stewart?

CBS has a triumphant premiere week
NEW YORK - During a week that CBS was fined $550,000 for Janet Jackson's Super Bowl flash and its news division had to apologize for shoddy reporting, at least the prime-time ratings gave its executives something to smile about.

Bets may reveal final 2 'Apprentice' candidates
NEW YORK - Uh-oh.This might fire up Donald Trump. An offshore bookie has suspended betting on the winner of the second season of NBC's "The Apprentice," citing an "unusual betting pattern on two contestants" from accounts originating in New Hampshire.

Debates might not help candidates on TV
NEW YORK - Here's an idea: Turn this week's presidential debate into an edition of Jeopardy!

CBS has a triumphant premiere week

Are "stoned slackers" watching Jon Stewart?
NEW YORK - The folks at Comedy Central were annoyed when Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly kept referring to "The Daily Show" audience as "stoned slackers."

Debates might not help candidates on TV

Bets may reveal final 2 'Apprentice' candidates

Taye Diggs to star in new UPN drama

People in the News

People in the News

Applause calendar

Big wrecks outdo driving in 'Burnout 3' game

Club calendar

Arts calendar

Harrison just wants to do his part

Dogs play Tigers on their own turf

Harrison just wants to do his part
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia strongside linebacker Arnold Harrison is questionable for Saturday's game against No. 13 Louisiana State University because of a bruised left shoulder.

Georgia's Danny Ware set to return
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia tailback Danny Ware is ready to pick up where he left off for the Bulldogs.

Dogs play Tigers on their own turf
ATHENS, Ga. - The message is right there for Georgia football players to see every day on a wall outside their locker room: "Defend Your Turf."

Hollywood heavies had their day on silver screen
Hollywood loves beautiful people. That's not much of a news flash, but I've been thinking about the film industry and its fascination with physical perfection a lot lately. Probably, it's because of the Oliver Hardy Festival, taking place Saturday in Harlem. Each year, this celebration of a famed, if heavyset, comedian leads me to wonder what kind of career the more spherical half of the Laurel and Hardy comedy team would have today.

Troy Williamson's life and football are a family affair

Troy Williamson's life and football are a family affair
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - Offspring of varying age and size ricochet off the walls, fraying your nerves with every move.

Odds and Ends

Thousands in Florida remain in shelters

Engineers design storm-proof houses