Fashion photographer Richard Avedon dead at 81

Fashion photographer Richard Avedon dead at 81
NEW YORK - Richard Avedon, the revolutionary photographer who redefined fashion photography as an art form while achieving critical acclaim through his stark black-and-white portraits of the powerful and celebrated, died Friday. He was 81.

Children find, return Yankees playoff tickets
SUMMIT, N.J. - Talk about temptation: box-seat tickets for New York Yankees playoff games lying on the street.

Angels, A's are tied now

Ichiro shatters Sisler's record

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.

Ichiro closes in on Sisler's record

Expos' move isn't as sweet as it sounds

Astros' Pemberton is baseball's only full-time chaplain

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.

Ichiro shatters Sisler's record
SEATTLE - Ichiro Suzuki set the major league record for hits in a season with 258, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old mark with a pair of singles Friday night.

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

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.

Astros' Pemberton is baseball's only full-time chaplain
HOUSTON - When Houston Astros starting pitcher Pete Munro arrived at the ballpark on a recent Saturday, a white-haired man with an easy smile greeted him and slipped him a handwritten message.

Go out West to miss all the hurricanes

Odds and Ends
HOUSTON - No, it's not a 3-D creature feature: A Houston movie theater - one that was showing "Anacondas" among other films - has shut down while workers hunt for an 8-foot snake.

'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.

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.

Braves crush Cubs' hopes

Ortiz out of division series rotation

Braves crush Cubs' hopes
CHICAGO - It's almost over for the Chicago Cubs. A late-season collapse when they needed to play their best baseball has left them on the verge of wild-card elimination.

Atlanta Braves wait during post season

Ortiz out of division series rotation

Ortiz out of division series rotation
CHICAGO - Logic prevailed over loyalty when manager Bobby Cox announced his starting rotation Friday for next week's division series.

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

Ortiz out of division series rotation
CHICAGO - Logic prevailed over loyalty when manager Bobby Cox announced his starting rotation Friday for next week's division series.

Augusta gets more country

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

Many turn to financial planners to reach goals
Bill Keogh had all his finances in order.

Widow takes wheel of auto dealership

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

Jobless claims rise over hurricanes

New facility will allow digital broadcasting

General Mills to make all cereals whole grain

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.

Merck recalls arthritis drug Vioxx

Construction spending surges to all-time high

U. Mich.: Consumer sentiment down slightly
NEW YORK -- Consumers' assessment of the economy slipped marginally at the end of September, says a report released Friday.

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.

Mortgage rates make slight jump

Augusta gets more country
Barry Kaye is shaking things up again. Clear Channel Radio's vice president and general manager of the Augusta station group on Friday changed WZNY-FM (105.7), "Y105," from a top 40 format to country music.

Manufacturing activity increased in September

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.

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.

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.

Manufacturing activity increased in September
NEW YORK - Manufacturing activity rose in September for the 16th consecutive month, but at a more gradual pace than in August, an industry research group reported Friday.

Construction spending surges to all-time high
WASHINGTON - Construction spending surged in August to the highest level on record, fresh evidence that the housing market is helping move the economy ahead.

Many turn to financial planners to reach goals

Blumenfeld's boot saves Midshipmen
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - Geoff Blumenfeld lined up for the game-winning kick, only to head back to the sideline because of a timeout. He trotted back out to the field again and - yep - another timeout.

College football gameday
Here is a look at today's college football action.

Tennessee, Auburn meet in matchup of top-10 teams
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Auburn vs. Tennessee was always a high point on the schedule. Then the Southeastern Conference split into divisions in 1992, and the teams stopped playing every year.

College football gameday

No jailbreak for Lindh

Bush wins on substance
Republicans who were looking for President Bush, who was climbing in the polls over the past month, to score a knockout punch in his first debate with John Kerry on the central issue of Iraq and homeland security, have to be disappointed.

Our right to property
Say you get a knock on your door, and it's some typical government bureaucrat. He's there to inform you that your home and the land it sits on will be sold to your neighbor.

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.

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.

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.

Our right to property

Bush wins on substance

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Dancehall reggae star Capleton is facing increasing protests over some of his songs that encourage violence against gays.

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

Mortgage rates remain stable, survey says

Heating costs expected to jump this winter

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

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.

Natural gas prices going up for cold weather
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolinians can expect to pay more for natural gas as cold weather approaches and supplies are tight. South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. has asked the Public Service Commission to approve a 2.6 percent increase in the fuel charge, utility spokesman Robin Montgomery said.

Defending champ lacks confidence

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.

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:

Fishing tournament news

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.

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

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.

Jackets brace for 'Canes
ATLANTA - When quizzed this week about the prospect of facing Miami every season, Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey asked: "As opposed to what, the Steelers?"

Screven star gets scholar-athlete award

Jackets brace for 'Canes

Levi's 64 ties tournament record

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.

Els masters the elements
THOMASTOWN, Ireland - His post-majors funk behind him, Ernie Els was back in his element Friday.

Levi's 64 ties tournament record
HUNT VALLEY, Md. - Wayne Levi tied a tournament record with an 8-under 64 and held a one-shot lead over Rodger Davis after the first round of the Constellation Energy Classic on Friday.

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.

Bulldogs roll over Rebels

Jackets go down in rout

Progress reports: Aiken, Aquinas earn top grades

Wolfpack pounces in 2nd half

Rock Hill blasts Aiken

Grant remembers his roots

High school football capsules

Aquinas' luck runs out

Georgia high school football polls

Screven star gets scholar-athlete award

Key matchups

Wolfpack pounces in 2nd half
For the second consecutive week, Greenbrier coach Mickey Derrick watched his team play a less than stellar first half.

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.

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.

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

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..

Aquinas' luck runs out
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Aquinas sent its most prepared team in years to Lincoln County. The Irish were 5-0 and off to their best start in school history.

Butler coasts to easy win
Butler coach Galen Phillips figured out Friday night how to get the Bulldogs to be the second-half team he'd been imploring them to be all year.

High school football capsules
STATESBORO, Ga. - Charles Rock and unbeaten Statesboro handed Evans its first Region 2-AAAA loss of the season, turning back the Knights 27-7 on Friday.

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.

Jackets go down in rout
C.J. Byrd didn't want to talk about what had just happened.

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

Rock Hill blasts Aiken
AIKEN - The residents of Aiken County have one thing to say to the football team from Rock Hill, S.C.: See ya!

Bulldogs roll over Rebels
It was something you'd expect from a classic sports movie. A legendary coach delivering an inspirational talk to his team, and his team responding.

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

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.

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

Ranter is misinformed on Kerry

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.

Bills would doom Cumberland Island
Cumberland Island National Seashore is one of the largest undeveloped barrier islands in the world. It is one of only six National Park Service Wilderness units in the eastern United States. In 1972 Cumberland Island was set aside as a National Seashore to "be permanently preserved in its primitive state." Sam Booher, Martinez

Smoking should be out of eateries

Both parties have shortcomings
With the national election just around the corner, I have a few thoughts that all voters should consider. Guy R. Dobson Barnwell S.C.

Bills would doom Cumberland Island

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

Both parties have shortcomings

Release facts from July CIA report

Ranter is misinformed on Kerry
This letter is in response to one of your Rants-and-Ravers. I refer to the anonymous, unpatriotic coward as Mr. Informed. Melvin B. Roberts Jr. Augusta

Release facts from July CIA report
With more than 1,000 American soldiers dead in Iraq, Americans no longer can afford to hear President Bush's sunny spin on Iraq. It's time to get the facts. Jennifer Brissie, North Augusta, S.C.

New Pathfinder has room for seven

Next summer marks the return of hats

Technology blocks duplication of new $50 bill

Technology blocks duplication of new $50 bill
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government will offer over the Internet low-quality images of its new $50 bill for artists, students and others who discover that their computers, scanners or printers won't allow them to view or copy pictures of the new currency.

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.

Young experts: High schoolers rate the debate

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.

Carter's 80th inspires pianist to try for record
ATLANTA - Serenaded by some of his favorite songs, Jimmy Carter celebrated his 80th birthday Friday by listening to a master pianist who is attempting to break a world record by playing continuously for 13 hours.

Weekend of parties begins

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.

Kid of the day

Kid of the day

Storm lag hits school officials

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A state program that turns discarded oyster shells into shellfish beds is growing, but that growth could slow as more states start their own recycling programs, state officials say.

'Illegal' election mailings get OK

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.

Carter's 80th inspires pianist to try for record

Forms reduce time for classes
AIKEN - As much as two hours of Diane Roaden's day in the classroom is spent filling out paperwork, from grading tests to keeping records on student progress.

End of course tests reveal holes in learning

Assistance for housing to decrease

Georgia first lady undergoes treatment for breast cancer

Counties see voter numbers rise

Emory warns of possible exposure to brain disease

Storm lag hits school officials
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - South Georgia pupils and teachers are scrambling to make up class time lost because of school closings triggered by the remnants of hurricanes Frances and Jeanne.

Drug makers offer easy source of help

Weekend of parties begins
Don and Judy Blanchfield were greeted at Interstate 20's Georgia Welcome Center on Friday by Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, who encouraged the Aiken couple to attend the 16th annual Oliver Hardy Festival in Harlem today.

Rescue squad raises $75,000 for child of hostage

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.

Iraq war dominates presidential debate

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.

Grovetown pupils learns about gravity
Dozens of Grovetown Elementary School pupils tossed Hacky Sacks into the air Friday afternoon, attempting to catch them as gravity yanked them back to earth.

Pupils sick after eating cookies
GIBSON, Ga. - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in Friday when several pupils at Glascock County Consolidated School required medical treatment after apparently eating a tainted chocolate chip cookie.

Aiken horse magnate honored
AIKEN - Cot Campbell has made it in the horse racing world the same way prominent actors including Clint Eastwood and James Garner have made their mark in Hollywood.

Search begins for lost H-bomb

Across the area
A football player at the Academy of Richmond County has been permanently suspended from the school system for tackling his coach during an out-of-town game.

Bomb scare

Georgia first lady undergoes treatment for breast cancer
ATLANTA - Georgia first lady Mary Perdue, the wife of Gov. Sonny Perdue, has been diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a lumpectomy at Emory University Hospital on Friday, the governor's office announced.

Across the area

End of course tests reveal holes in learning
If the tests had counted, most Columbia County students would have passed everything but economics.

Drug makers offer easy source of help
ATLANTA - Low-income Georgians can call one toll-free number now for help finding free or discounted medicines, as the largest drug companies launch a major public-relations campaign.

'Illegal' election mailings get OK
The Richmond County Board of Elections voted to accept what officials called "illegal" political mailings sent out by the state Republican party.

Emory warns of possible exposure to brain disease
ATLANTA - More than 500 patients at Emory University Hospital have a remote chance of exposure to a fatal disease similar to mad cow because a brain surgery patient tested positive for the condition, officials said.

Safe Homes raises funds to build larger quarters
Sandra Johnson knows it's impossible to tell women and children fleeing abusers there's no room, but Augusta's emergency shelter can provide safety to only so many at any single time.

Rescue squad raises $75,000 for child of hostage
MARIETTA, Ga. - More than $75,000 has been donated to a trust fund for the 13-year-old daughter of a Georgia man who was taken hostage and killed in Iraq, the fund's organizers said Friday.

News you can use
Oct. 2, 1951 Richmond County commissioners met to hear residents' complaints about storm water flooding on their property. The high water was causing damage near Oakland Drive.

Locals like bomb where it is
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. - On an island populated by quirky characters, the "Tybee bomb" is just one of the gang.

Rants and raves
We use Saturday's Rants & Raves to address comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Poor security and inadequate staffing at Lee Arrendale State Prison have resulted in many violent attacks on its youngest inmates, a human rights group has alleged in a motion filed in federal court.

Aiken horse magnate honored

Across the area

Show of support

Group combats helmet laws
NORTH AUGUSTA - To the casual observer, motorcycle enthusiast T. Wayne Johnson might seem like a walking contradiction.

Across Georgia

County will administer flu shots
Columbia County is using its first partial shipment of flu shots to kick off its vaccination clinics for this season Monday.

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

Show of support
Daniel Speer, of Knology, places a pink ribbon on a Broad Street light post for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Augusta Chronicle will begin a series of stories on breast cancer Sunday.

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.

Man gets prison time for friend's drug death

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.

Funds will pay to defend poor

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.

News you can use

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.

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. ...

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 2-year old Hunter Lee Chancey of Augusta.

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

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.

Safe Homes raises funds to build larger quarters

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

Pupils sick after eating cookies

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

Across South Carolina

Fort Gordon needs your help

Tainted cookies send students to hospital

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.

Iraq concerns dominate minds at Politics in the Park

Truck, driver's body pulled out of river

Defense rests after year of funding trial

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

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.

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."

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.

Gap between Irish, Red Devils still large
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - It was a jarring sight in so many weird ways.

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

At the Movies: 'Shark Tale'

At the Movies: 'Ladder 49'

Farrelly brothers film Red Sox movie

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

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.

Beastie Boys are back with new album, tour

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.

Talladega has tension

'Front Row Joe' back on pole
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Joe Nemechek once went by one of the most recognizable nicknames in NASCAR.

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

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.

Rick Fox retires after 13 years

Duckett keeps positive outlook

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Rev. Robert Johnson, Sr.    (MILLEN, Ga.)
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Mr. Murray Marion Chitty    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
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Miss Christine Hubble    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Herbert E. McDaniel
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Ms. Sharon Holmes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Douglas McKinnon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert Benefield    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Louise Miller Hornsby    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Dellis Avery    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Linda F. Morris    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Anne Armistead Elliott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Opal Nair    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Dylan Lee Fookes    (JOHNS ISLAND, S.C.)
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Major Samuel D. Norris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Joseph Feagle, Jr.    (BATESBURG, S.C.)
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Mrs. Fannie Oliphant    (WRENS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Madeline L. DeWeen    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mrs. Grace Olofson Arnett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Odessa Dodson    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lillie Patterson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Carl Brown, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Hattie Wheeler    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)
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Ms. Kathryn Arnold Wright    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Marvin R. Vick    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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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.

Mr. Vertez Utley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John Aluka    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Tutt Reid    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Joey Zorn    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
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Mrs. Marion Sease    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Van William Grant, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Virginia Turner    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mr. Marvin R. Vick    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Ida Roper    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mrs. Mary Tutt Reid    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Elle Rogers    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. John Thomas Grant    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Matthew Paul Roberts    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Johnnie Scott    (COLLEGE PARK, Ga.)
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Ms. Clara Rhodes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Buck E. Porter    (SALUDA, S.C.)
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Mr. Leslie Price    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Johnnie W. Raborn , Jr.    (VIDETTE, Ga.)
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Mr. Jose' Perez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Vertez Utley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Shirley Herrington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Loureathea Walker (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elle Rogers (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Sharon Holmes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ida Roper (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Virginia Turner (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Clinton Mosley (WARD, S.C.)

Mrs. Addis Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Carrie Hales (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Leslie Price (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Opal Nair (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Matthew Paul Roberts (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Profile obituary: Rev. Charles Smith

Ms. Sharon Holmes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Major Samuel D. Norris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dylan Lee Fookes (JOHNS ISLAND, S.C.)

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

Major Samuel D. Norris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Miller Hornsby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Fannie Oliphant (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Flournoy (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Rosa Lee Brighthop (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Scott (COLLEGE PARK, Ga.)

Rev. Robert Johnson, Sr. (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Ms. Clara Rhodes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Wheeler (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Flournoy (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. John Aluka (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Geneva Howard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Jenkins (JENKINS, FL.)

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

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

Miss Christine Hubble (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Dea. Henry Jordan Jr. (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Thorne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Baker (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Ms. Kathryn Arnold Wright (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Benefield (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. C.B. Jones, Jr. (THOMSON, Ga.,)

Mr. John Thomas Grant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Madeline L. DeWeen (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Francis Bass (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Tutt Reid (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas McKinnon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Tina Callaway (SARDIS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Johnnie W. Raborn , Jr. (VIDETTE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joseph Feagle, Jr. (BATESBURG, S.C.)

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

Ms. Kathryn Arnold Wright (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dellis Avery (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Glenn Finch (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Patterson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Clara Rhodes (MCG)

Mr. John Aluka (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne Armistead Elliott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Jose' Perez (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Aniyah Renai Acosta (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Odessa Dodson (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Volunteers show off country's greatness
It never fails. Mention some of the wonderful qualities of the United States - something I don't do enough - and a bunch of "yes, but" whiners pop up like warts on a hog. Say that we are the richest, most powerful nation on earth and "yes, but" contrarians complain that is the very reason countries such as France and Germany don't like us. They would probably hate us more if we were poor because we couldn't send them all the money we do now and they might have to go to work, instead of taking 40 weeks of vacation each year.

Volunteers show off country's greatness
It never fails. Mention some of the wonderful qualities of the United States - something I don't do enough - and a bunch of "yes, but" whiners pop up like warts on a hog. Say that we are the richest, most powerful nation on earth and "yes, but" contrarians complain that is the very reason countries such as France and Germany don't like us. They would probably hate us more if we were poor because we couldn't send them all the money we do now and they might have to go to work, instead of taking 40 weeks of vacation each year.

Trinidad set for return to ring

Mayorga believes Trinidad should have stayed retired

Wolfpack softball ace takes charge

Gold Cup's field is far from stellar

Gold Cup's field is far from stellar
NEW YORK - The stars usually show up for the Jockey Club Gold Cup, considered one of the most prestigious races of the fall season.

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

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.

Trinidad set for return to ring
NEW YORK - Mention Bernard Hopkins, and Felix Trinidad winces. Bring up Oscar De La Hoya or Roy Jones, and Trinidad shakes his head.

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.

Duckett keeps positive outlook
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - For all the complaining heard from underused NFL running backs during the past two years, T.J. Duckett makes a concerted effort to be respectful of his awkward situation with the Atlanta Falcons.

Preacher Jakes' R-rated film tackles sexual abuse
DALLAS - Bishop T.D. Jakes isn't easily intimidated. He is, after all, a best-selling author of 29 books, a Grammy-winning gospel singer, a nationally renowned preacher and the subject of a 2001 Time magazine cover story that asked: "Is This Man The Next Billy Graham?"

Prayer rally has elections in mind
Politicians will be welcomed to the platform for Augusta's second citywide prayer rally this week, but not for stumping.

Faith digest
SHILOH United Methodist Church, of Appling, will be recognized today at the 135th anniversary celebration in Rome honoring the United Methodist Women in the North Georgia Conference.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Ministry reaches out to students
Ogden Tabb spends his working hours tailgating at high school football games, cutting up in school cafeterias and hanging out in parking lots after class. It is his mission field.

Area teams face plenty of questions this weekend

Gap between Irish, Red Devils still large

Joey' full-season pickup
LOS ANGELES - "Joey" is doing OK without all those friends, so NBC gave the "Friends" spinoff a full-season pickup Thursday.

Debate had substance - and neither candidate sighed
NEW YORK - The TV networks, which had hyped Thursday's presidential debate as nothing short of a slugfest, couldn't wait to name a champ when it was over.

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.

Debate had substance - and neither candidate sighed

Joey' full-season pickup

Suburbia sizzles in ABC's 'Desperate Housewives'

People in the news

Georgia's QB has 35 victories

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

Rested Georgia knows stakes

Rested Georgia knows stakes
ATHENS, Ga. - Tipping the scales at more than 340 pounds, Georgia's 6-foot-4 offensive guard Max Jean-Gilles has the size of a super heavyweight fighter and, it turns out, Don King-like showmanship when describing today's game between No. 13 Louisiana State University and No. 3 Georgia.

Gamecocks face tradition of Tide
COLUMBIA - With all apologies to Vanderbilt, Lou Holtz said earlier this week that South Carolina will face its first true road test today when it plays at Alabama.

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.

Gamecocks face tradition of Tide

Odds and Ends

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

Odds and Ends

Tropical Storm Lisa weakens over Atlantic

Faith digest

Preacher Jakes' R-rated film tackles sexual abuse

Prayer rally has elections in mind

Ministry reaches out to students