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

Artist spotlight: Jay Williams

Ichiro closes in on Sisler's record

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.

Expos end with a loss

Indians pitcher escapes injury
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Cleveland Indians pitcher Kyle Denney was hit in the leg by a bullet that pierced the team's bus Wednesday night, but he was not seriously hurt, perhaps thanks to white cheerleading boots he was wearing as part of a hazing ritual.

Angels, A's are tied now
ARLINGTON, Texas - The American League West title is down to a best-of-three series for the Anaheim Angels.

Expos' move isn't as sweet as it sounds

Angels, A's are tied now

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.

Expos' move isn't as sweet as it sounds
The deal that brought Major League Baseball back to Washington is so one-sided there's no need to hold a contest to come up with a name for the franchise.

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.

Ichiro closes in on Sisler's record
OAKLAND, Calif. - Ichiro Suzuki went home quietly, still waiting for the big hit he's been chasing.

Kearns' bat beats Cubs

Go out West to miss all the hurricanes

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
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - In search of a date, an ex-con instead found a quick way behind bars when police said he tried to use a checking account that wasn't his- that of the Madison County Jail.

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.

'Human fireball' can't fly during Fire Prevention Week
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Worried that a flaming man fired from a cannon might send the wrong message to children on the eve of Fire Prevention Week, the city commission has snuffed out the act of a headliner with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Atlanta Braves wait during post season

Atlanta Braves wait during post season
ATLANTA - Another October, another postseason for the Atlanta Braves.

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.

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

Widow takes wheel of auto dealership
Jan Hodges knows how to match curtains and carpets, what fabrics best fit couches and which accoutrements spice up a room.

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.

Mortgage rates make slight jump

Workplace retention pays off

Colony Plaza will get an Applebee's

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.

Widow takes wheel of auto dealership

Delta employees doubt cuts' worth

Merck recalls arthritis drug Vioxx

Supply data spark drop in oil prices

Jobless claims rise over hurricanes
WASHINGTON -- Consumers were tightfisted with their money amid soaring gasoline costs in August and hurricane-related disruptions last week sent applications for jobless benefits to their highest level in seven months.

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.

General Mills to make all cereals whole grain
MINNEAPOLIS - General Mills Inc. is converting all of its breakfast cereals to whole grain, making it the latest food company to undergo a nutritional makeover amid growing pressure from the government and consumer groups.

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.

Merck recalls arthritis drug Vioxx
TRENTON, N.J. -- The makers of the blockbuster arthritis drug Vioxx, taken by millions for pain and seen as a potential cancer prevention medicine, pulled it from the market Thursday after a study found it doubled the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

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.

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.

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.

New facility will allow digital broadcasting

New facility will allow digital broadcasting
Beasley Broadcast Group on Thursday opened to the public a state-of-the-art office that is expected to be beaming digital radio to Augusta next year.

Business briefs
Clear Channel Radio is expected to change the format of its top 40 station WZNY-FM (105.7) today.

Jobless claims rise over hurricanes

Mortgage rates make slight jump
WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates inched up this week, but remained well below the year-high levels set in the spring.

Economy stronger than previous estimate

General Mills to make all cereals whole grain

They're American Indians
The newest Smithsonian Institution museum, which opened last week on the National Mall in the nation's capital, should prove to be a very popular education attraction in Washington.

No jailbreak for Lindh

No jailbreak for Lindh
Attorney General John Ashcroft is right to advise the president against commuting the 20-year prison sentence of the American Taliban, John Walker Lindh.

In Hamm's way

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.

What will it take?
Airport screeners managed to find a loaded gun in a carry-on bag belonging to Los Angeles Police Department's top antiterrorism official last week. It's obviously embarrassing.

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.

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.

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

People in the news
ASPEN, Colo. - Michael Douglas has been honored by the Aspen Filmfest for his contributions to film culture.

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

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

Mortgage rates remain stable, survey says

Heating costs expected to jump this winter
WASHINGTON -- As if $2 a gallon gasoline hasn't been bad enough, people now should be bracing for sharply higher heating bills this winter whether they use oil or natural gas to warm their homes

Heating costs expected to jump this winter

Mortgage rates remain stable, survey says
WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates inched up this week, but remained well below the year-high levels set in the spring.

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

MR. CLARK HILL
Previous winners from the past 20 years, including tournament year, winner and his club, number of fish, weight and club winner:

Defending champ lacks confidence
Defending champion David Brown's confidence level going into the 31st annual Mr. Clark Hill bass tournament Saturday "is 2 on a scale of 0 to 10," he said.

Defending champ lacks confidence

Fishing tournament news

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

Right trees can show off bright fall foliage
Fall is officially upon us. The nights are suddenly cooler, the days are shorter and this week's rain has refreshed the woods and landscapes. Before we know it, the fall leaf season will be here.

Methods can save lawns from moles

Methods can save lawns from moles
The soft, springy feel of the lawn beneath your feet is pleasant at first, then gives way to panic as you look down to see tunnels pushing up just beneath the surface. An invasion of moles!

Right trees can show off bright fall foliage

It's time to plant your tree
Attention,stree planters: Dig in! While the grass is going dormant for the season, the trees you've been wantingsto plant are ready to go. In Martinez, Green Thumb West Nursery recently took delivery of 1,500 strees in anticipation of the fall rush.

Screven star gets scholar-athlete award
STATESBORO, Ga. - Dusty Reddick is not a household name in the world of Georgia Southern football, and he has no interest in becoming one.

Screven star gets scholar-athlete award

Sore back might sideline Woods

Ailing Woods finds way to stay in chase
THOMASTOWN, Ireland - Tiger Woods pursed his lips and cursed under his breath as he stood over his first tee shot, feeling spasms in his back and knowing the sharp pain that was coming with each shot.

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.

Trio lead first round of Bureau Classic
MADISON, Miss. - John Senden closed his 7-under-par 65 with his second eagle of the round and shared the lead with Harrison Frazar and Glen Day after the first round of the Southern Farm Bureau Classic on Thursday.

Screven star gets scholar-athlete award

Key matchups

Georgia high school football polls

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

Progress reports: Aiken, Aquinas earn top grades

Grant remembers his roots

Player of the week: Reggie Rice
This week's From the Huddle Player of the week is Greenbrier Junior RB/LB Reggie Rice.

Screven star gets scholar-athlete award
STATESBORO, Ga. - Dusty Reddick is not a household name in the world of Georgia Southern football, and he has no interest in becoming one.

Georgia high school football polls
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL POLL REPRESENTING SIXTH WEEK RESULTS, WITH FIRST-PLACE VOTES IN PARENTHESES AND TOTAL POINTS.

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.

Key matchups
Key area matchups for tonight's Friday night football gridiron action.

Progress reports: Aiken, Aquinas earn top grades
Every student-athlete knows this time. The football players on the 44 high school teams of The Augusta Chronicle's coverage area have either played five or six games at this point of the season..

Grant remembers his roots
Imagine the talented football player with it all. Imagine the talented football player with it all. Game. Talent. Fame. Now forget every perception.

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

Tropical Storm Lisa weakens over Atlantic
HeadlineTropical Storm Lisa weakens over Atlantic, missing chance to reach hurricane strength

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

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.

Go out West to miss all the hurricanes
My parents just got back from a three-week vacation out West.

Tainted cookies send students to hospital
GIBSON, Ga. - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in Friday when several students at Glascock County High School required medical treatment after apparently eating tainted chocolate chip cookies.

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.

Cub Scouts learn lesson on charity
I'm so proud of my son Walton and his Cub Scout friend Bradley Tampling. Both boys were presented with a service badge from Cub Scout Pack 119, Martinez Elementary School, recognizing their efforts in collecting water for the victims of Hurricane Charley. David Simmons, Martinez

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.

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

Candidate is an inspiration

Kerry has the right plan for peace

Unheroic Kerry unfit for office

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.

Smoking should be out of eateries

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

Know the facts on Aiken voting

Tenenbaum runs misleading ad

Jones is ideally suited for office

Mayor did right thing with rebel flag

Smoke-free states are great

Winner gets an impossible job
I listened to the speeches of the Democrats and the Republicans at their respective national conventions. When a candidate makes a lot of promises about what he's going to do when he is elected, it's a lot of hot air. I heard a lot of that. No one person can make that much difference in the country. Marvin Langley, Edgefield, S.C.

Smoking should be out of eateries
Bar and restaurant owners in Columbia County aren't the only ones pulling for an indoor smoking ban in Richmond County. Smoking is a sensual activity that engages all five senses, and I know that many of my friends and neighbors derive a good deal of pleasure from their smoking habit. Gloria Dossett, 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.

Project forged strong race relations

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Confederate banner is not hateful

Next summer marks the return of hats

New Pathfinder has room for seven

New Pathfinder has room for seven
Big changes come to Nissan's long-running Pathfinder sport utility vehicle this autumn.

Next summer marks the return of hats
MILAN, Italy -- Hats are back for spring-summer 2005, adding extra cheer to the young, upbeat styles offered in this round of Milan preview showings.

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.

JROTCs are gaining popularity

Young experts: High schoolers rate the debate
Lakeside High School's debate team has been No. 1 in the state's AAAA division for the past three years. We asked four members to weigh in on the debating style of the two men vying for the nation's top spot.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Federal disaster aid in the wake of Hurricane Ivan has been extended to two additional Georgia counties.

New research seeks to find stroke treatment

For the record

Around town

Counties see voter numbers rise

Drug hunt at school leads to 3 arrests

Across South Carolina

Across the area

Kid of the day

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

Anniversaries

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

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

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

Funds will pay to defend poor

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.

Tainted cookies send students to hospital

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.

Truck, driver's body pulled out of river
MOUNT CARMEL, S.C. - A painstaking three-day search and recovery at a collapsed bridge ended Thursday when authorities retrieved a logging truck and the remains of its driver, who plummeted into the rain-swollen Little River on an afternoon run Tuesday.

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

Driver suspended during investigation
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A public school bus driver credited with saving a child's life four years ago is now under investigation in connection with an accident that injured 12 pupils Tuesday.

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.

Around the block

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.

River search finds truck

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

Hospital honors work in rehabilitation

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.

News you can use

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.

Pet of the week

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.

News you can use

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.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 2-year old Jamie Amyah Price of Augusta.

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.

Search begins for lost H-bomb

Meetings
This listing runs as space is available. Undated items will remain in the list for six months. Club representatives are asked to resubmit items that should continue being published.

Across South Carolina
FORT MILL - School administrators decided to remove the topics of gay marriage and stem cell research from a Fort Mill High School debate out of concern that they might clash with a state education law.

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.

Assistance for housing to decrease

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

Funds will pay to defend poor
Faced with no other choice Thursday, Augusta commissioners begrudgingly voted to dip into the city's emergency pot of money to pay $362,000 extra to lawyers who represent the poor charged with crimes.

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

Bomb scare
A crowd of employees from the Wachovia Building waits at the intersection of Reynolds and Seventh streets after a bomb threat was called in to a Pinnacle Club employee on the building's 16th floor. Authorities found no explosive device in the building Thursday, sheriff's Investigator Jo Ann Nutter said.

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.

Counties see voter numbers rise
There might be a lot of interest in the upcoming general election, but exactly how it affects voter registration is differing from county to county.

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.

News you can use
OCT. 1, 1927 ATLANTA - "Golf means fellowship," Bobby Jones told a banquet of Georgia's elite yesterday. "It bridges the gap of generations. It is the only game I know where a father and his son may meet on exactly an equal basis; where the good player and the duffer may compete in the keenest terms."

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.

Celebrity cook-off to feature just men

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.

Fort profile

Conversations focus on sharecropping

Across South Carolina

Rants and raves
THIS IS A RANT FOR all the whining Democrats that have recently submitted rants against President Bush. Stop whining and just state the facts, only the facts, and not Democratic talking points. ...

Truck, driver's body pulled out of river

Across the area

Kid of the day

Spooky food drive to mark 10th year

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.

Reunions

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

Post Happenings

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.

Meetings

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.

Two Augusta BMX members place second in races

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.

Across Georgia

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

Man gets prison time for friend's drug death

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.

Fort Gordon needs your help

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

Assistance for housing to decrease
ATLANTA - Christine Pillett is preparing to settle in for a while.

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.

Fort Gordon needs your help
Money has been donated and consultants have been hired to protect Fort Gordon from base closure in 2005.

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.

Iraq war dominates presidential debate

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.

Young experts: High schoolers rate the debate

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.

Iraq concerns dominate minds at Politics in the Park

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.

Teen accepts lesser charges
A teen accused of committing several robberies and then sexually assaulting a younger boy in the Regional Youth Detention Center pleaded guilty Thursday.

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

Bomb scare

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.

Man gets prison time for friend's drug death
An Augusta man who injected a friend with OxyContin just before his death received a prison sentence Thursday.

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

Defense rests after year of funding trial
AIKEN - Attorneys defending South Carolina's funding of public education against charges it discriminates against cash-strapped, rural schools rested their case earlier this week, setting the stage for closing arguments and rebuttals that could drag on until mid-November.

Longtime sheriff of Barnwell, 49, dies

Defense rests after year of funding trial

High school student leaders learn the ropes

Iraq concerns dominate minds at Politics in the Park
AIKEN - Local leaders turned out in droves to a political rally at the University of South Carolina Aiken on Thursday night, but it was issues such as the war in Iraq and national security that were foremost on voters' minds.

'3 strikes' laws fall short as deterrents

Search begins for lost H-bomb
LITTLE TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. - With boats dragging sensors and divers scooping underwater soil samples, federal experts searched Thursday for radioactive clues that might pinpoint a nuclear bomb lost off the Georgia coast for 46 years.

View-Master aids film in winning a screening

Effort seeks civilian help
Money has been donated and consultants have been hired to protect Fort Gordon from base closure in 2005.

Thousands needed for civilian pep squad for the fort

Across Georgia

Beauty shops join voter registration drive

Across the area

'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.

Across the area
BARNWELL, S.C. - Candidate filing for the special election to fill the post of the late Barnwell County Sheriff Joey Zorn will open Oct. 12 and close Oct. 18, county elections officials said Thursday.

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

School menus

Area teams face plenty of questions this weekend
In one of the many ways that 24-7 sports television coverage has enhanced/ruined our modern culture, everything these days must have a title.

At the Movies: 'Ladder 49'
"Ladder 49" poses the question: What makes firefighters run into burning buildings when everyone else is running out?

At the Movies: 'Ladder 49'

'Alamo' film suffers from big failures

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

Farrelly brothers film Red Sox movie
BOSTON - It's been a long time since the Boston Red Sox had a Hollywood ending - 86 years, to be exact.

'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.

'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.

At the Movies: 'Shark Tale'
You'll have a sinking feeling that you've seen the all-star animated extravaganza "Shark Tale" before.

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

At the Movies: 'Shark Tale'

New on DVD

Farrelly brothers film Red Sox movie

Mini reviews

'Return of the King' extended DVD due

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.

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

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.

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

Beastie Boys are back with new album, tour
LONG BEACH, Calif. - The Beastie Boys are flashing liquor and cash while betting on a street-level parlor game - with a Jewish twist.

Bopper Jr. brings dad's tunes to stage

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.

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.

Musician's take on Brit pop

Featured musician: Nick Trivelas

Cat Stevens claims 'unjust' U.S. profiling

Helmet goes radio-friendly with new disc

Beastie Boys are back with new album, tour

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

Big ticket

Paybacks come at high price

Talladega has tension

'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
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Stacy Compton wants a telephone call and an explanation from fellow Busch Series driver Martin Truex Jr.

Talladega has tension
TALLADEGA, Ala. - White Knuckle Weekend.

Rick Fox retires after 13 years

Rick Fox retires after 13 years
LOS ANGELES - Rick Fox retired Thursday, ending a 13-year pro career during which he was part of three NBA championship teams with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Fantasy Football: After 3 weeks weaknesses emerge

Profile obituary: Rev. Charles Smith
When John Foust moved from Philadelphia to Augusta about 11 years ago, he visited several congregations looking for a church home. He found one in Elim Baptist Church, where the Rev. Charles Smith was serving.

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Mrs. June S. Brown (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)

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Mr. Van William Grant, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Bridges (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Mincey (STILLMORE, Ga.)

Mrs. Melvina Richardson (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Thorne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Olofson Arnett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Erma B. Calton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles E. Angst (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas McKinnon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Levesque (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nam Thi Huynh (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James Williams, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Maj. Samuel D. Norris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Nettie Mae Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Sharon Holmes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin R. Vick (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Harley Gene Henkes (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Rebecca Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Mae Gene Lamb (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Flournoy (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Alberta McBride Johnson (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Buck E. Porter (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mrs. Dellis Avery (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Thomas Grant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Patterson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Cooper (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. John Aluka (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Howard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael M. Mann (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Kitchings (AIKEN, S.C.)

Aniyah Renai Acosta (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Rosetta T. Brookins (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Scott (COLLEGE PARK, Ga.)

Mrs. Addis Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Cooper (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Bernice Thorne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Vertez Utley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Benefield (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Glenn Finch (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

Ms. Clara Rhodes (MCG)

Mrs. Fannie Oliphant (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne Armistead Elliott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Thomas Grant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Major Samuel D. Norris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Heath, Jr. (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Charles E. Angst (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joey Zorn (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Opal Nair (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Van William Grant, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Sherman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Burroughs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas William Wikander (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Robert McCoy (TRENTON, S.C.)

Ms. Kathryn Arnold Wright (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Miller Hornsby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jose' Perez (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Dr. Charles Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Miller Hornsby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Wimberly (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Calvin Williams, Sr. (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Jenkins (JENKINS, FL.)

Mr. Robert Farmer (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Loureathea Walker (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Sharon Holmes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Crawley (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Lott (LANGLEY, S.C.)

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

Ms. Linda F. Morris (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Francis Bass (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Shirley Herrington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Carrie Hales (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

6-year-old has stood out in various sports

Mayorga believes Trinidad should have stayed retired

Wolfpack softball ace takes charge

Mayorga believes Trinidad should have stayed retired
NEW YORK - With typical hyperbole, Don King introduced Felix "Tito" Trinidad as someone who is loved by everyone in the boxing world.

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.

Wolfpack softball ace takes charge
Greenbrier pitcher Kristan Glover no-hit Lakeside last time the two teams played.

Iraq war dominates presidential debate
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Sen. John Kerry framed the war in Iraq as a "colossal error of judgment" while President Bush questioned how his Democratic challenger could lead a war he considers a mistake as the candidates argued over national security in the presidential campaign's first debate.

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.

Area teams face plenty of questions this weekend

Hollywood heavies had their day on silver screen

CBS has a triumphant premiere week

Bets may reveal final 2 'Apprentice' candidates

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

Debates might not help candidates on TV

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.

Suburbia sizzles in ABC's 'Desperate Housewives'

Suburbia sizzles in ABC's 'Desperate Housewives'
LOS ANGELES - Welcome to Wisteria Lane, Mr. Cherry's neighborhood. Here, in seemingly placid suburbia, homemakers tend their husbands, children and flower beds - while barely suppressing fear and frustration that threaten to blow the place sky high.

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.

Applause calendar

Club calendar

Arts calendar

Big wrecks outdo driving in 'Burnout 3' game

People in the News

People in the news

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."

Georgia's QB has 35 victories
ATHENS, Ga. - David Greene isn't much of a stats guy, but here's one he can embrace.

Dogs play Tigers on their own turf

Harrison just wants to do his part

Georgia's QB has 35 victories

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.

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.

Receiver makes South Carolina debut at age 39

Receiver makes South Carolina debut at age 39
COLUMBIA - Thirty-nine-year-old Tim Frisby fielded questions deep into Saturday night in South Carolina's football postgame interview room.

'Human fireball' can't fly during Fire Prevention Week

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Thousands in Florida remain in shelters

Tropical Storm Lisa weakens over Atlantic

Engineers design storm-proof houses