Fine arts calendar

Fine arts calendar
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'Tempest' in a tee spot
Once a celebration of the slice-free swing and the perfect putt, the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame's Botanical Gardens is, for a few performances, at least, being transformed into an enchanted isle where shipwrecks, first love and other acts of romance and revenge will be played out.

Troupe finds humor in Chekhov's 'Orchard'
Since its initial staging a century ago, Anton Chekhov's Cherry Orchard had been home to the dark tale of a family faced with losing hearth and home - and Gloria Dossett thinks that's a shame.

'Tempest' in a tee spot

Einsteins they're not, the Red Sox are 'idiots'

Cardinals having fun in playoffs
ST. LOUIS - The last two weeks of the regular season were agonizing for Jim Edmonds, robbed of enthusiasm once the St. Louis Cardinals clinched the National League Central.

Sox scorch Angels

Cardinals having fun in playoffs

Yankees get big hit from A-Rod

Colon chooses younger Molina

Sheffield shakes off pain, rumors

Yankees get big hit from A-Rod
NEW YORK - The New York Yankees waited all season for that huge hit from Alex Rodriguez.

Colon chooses younger Molina
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Bartolo Colon turned around his first season with the Anaheim Angels when Jose Molina was behind the plate.

Einsteins they're not, the Red Sox are 'idiots'
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Originally known as the Boston Americans, they've been the Red Sox since the early 1900s and are often called the Bosox.

Sheffield shakes off pain, rumors
NEW YORK - Gary Sheffield emerged from the trainer's room after games, his left shoulder wrapped in bandages that resembled football pads. Most days, one or two fingers were taped, too.

Sox scorch Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Curt Schilling and the Boston Red Sox got the jump on Anaheim in the American League playoffs. Perhaps that's how the Angels prefer it.

Postseason is off and flying
ST. LOUIS - Larry Walker is back in the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade, and he's making the most of his second shot.

Santana shuts down Yankees
NEW YORK - Johan Santana and the Minnesota Twins' dazzling defense had the New York Yankees seeing double.

Postseason is off and flying

Birth announcements

Birth announcements
Jack Boone Cawthon: Douglas and Ginger Cawthon, of North Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Jack Boone Cawthon, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Gary and Laura Corum, of St. Paul, Ind., David and Jackie Boone, of Shelbyville, Ind., Jerry and Peggy Pruitt, of North Augusta, and Ron and Monique Cawthon, of Augusta.

Prosecutors: Mobster did crimes to boost 'retirement' fund
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - An aging, cancer-stricken mobster planned to rob and kill a cocaine dealer and kidnap the son of a businessman to shore up his "retirement," prosecutors said.

Tornado reveals child porn
FREDERICK, Md. - Workers repairing a home damaged in a tornado discovered nearly two dozen boxes filled with child pornography. The homeowner remained jailed Monday on $96,000 bail.

Man arrested for posing as doctor
DALLAS - A man arrested for allegedly posing as a doctor offered free gynecological services and set up an office in a self-storage complex, authorities said.

Residents in Canada town implicated in pot raid
SEYMOUR ARM, British Columbia - This lakeside hamlet is so remote it can be reached only by boat or logging road, and so small there is only one store. But investigators say many of the 60 residents were involved in one business operation - growing marijuana.

Portable fire safety house causes blaze
MAGNOLIA, Ark. - A portable house used to teach children how to escape from a burning home clipped a power line while it was being towed Tuesday, causing a nearby house to catch fire.

Odds and Ends
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - There's no more marijuana on the menu at the Da Kine cafe.

Odds and Ends
SALT LAKE CITY - With no idea how many people were listening to his walkie-talkie, it was anything but a modest proposal.

Atlanta's song remains the same

Few turn out as Braves waver in series opener
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves' annual chase of the Fall Classic began Wednesday afternoon.

Ageless Clemens in top form

Ageless Clemens in top form
ATLANTA - Just when it seemed that the legend of Roger Clemens had run its course, he stepped out of retirement, won 18 games and led the Houston Astros to the National League wild card title.

Few turn out as Braves waver in series opener

Despite jitters, Braves' rookies must perform
ATLANTA - How well the rookies in the Atlanta Braves' lineup react to the pressure of the playoffs will go a long way in determining whether the team advances past the National League Division Series for the first time in three years.

Despite jitters, Braves' rookies must perform

Atlanta's song remains the same
ATLANTA - If Game 1 of the National League Division Series is indicative of what is to come, this might well be another cruel autumn for the Atlanta Braves.

Beasley's stations have new sounds

Howard Stern to trade in FM for satellite
NEW YORK - Howard Stern has long had two words for the Federal Communications Commission - and in 15 months, he can utter them on the air.

Picking sides is a workplace taboo
Jim Allen once listened to a senior partner at his previous law firm rant about a conservative judicial candidate.

Farmers receive aid for Frances

Residents speak out in airport's new ads

Business briefs

PalmOne, Microsoft in deal on mobile e-mail

Residents speak out in airport's new ads
The struggle that James "Cotton" Flynn faces in the auto industry is precisely the one Augusta Regional Airport faces in the aviation world.

Hephzibah has oldest worker
WASHINGTON - Ella Clarke Nuite loves to work, and this 100-year-old Southern belle came to the capital this week to be honored for her persistence.

Under new rules, counties will get OneGeorgia funds
One of Augusta's business recruiting tools is getting a makeover.

Oil prices rise on Nigeria worries
WASHINGTON - Crude futures climbed Wednesday morning as concerns about a possible strike by Nigerian oil workers offset any ease the market felt after the U.S. government reported that domestic supplies grew for the second week in a row.

Farmers receive aid for Frances
ATLANTA - Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin announced today that farmers in 116 counties will be eligible to apply for low-interest emergency loans to help with losses suffered last month during Hurricane Frances.

Hephzibah has oldest worker

Beasley's stations have new sounds
Like country music? If not, you now have more opportunities to learn to appreciate it.

Business briefs

Business briefs
NEW YORK - An ink expert who testified for the government at the Martha Stewart trial was found not guilty Tuesday of lying on the witness stand.

Under new rules, counties will get OneGeorgia funds

AT&T Wireless launching music service
LOS ANGELES -- In the first foray by a U.S. wireless carrier into the online music market, AT&T Wireless is launching a service that lets subscribers buy songs using their cell phones and later download them to a computer.

County upbeat on arena idea
Columbia County leaders say they are receptive to housing a proposed sports and entertainment arena but add that many hurdles must be cleared before the project can become reality.

Greenspan: U.S. banking system 'vibrant'
WASHINGTON - The U.S. banking system, having weathered a recession and the bankruptcies of several big corporations, is in very good shape, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Tuesday.

High-tech development replaces blight
ATLANTA - When David Meltzer started his computer software company in 2002, most of the work was done out of his home in Roswell, Ga.

PalmOne, Microsoft in deal on mobile e-mail
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sometimes it pays to befriend an enemy.

Business briefs
Clear Channel Radio announced late Wednesday that it sent a cease-and-desist order to Beasley Broadcast Group, asking it to stop copying the slogan and other lines Clear Channel is using on its new country station, WIBL-FM (105.7), "The Bull."

SpaceShipOne proving space tourism possible
MOJAVE, Calif. - Hoping to build on the momentum sparked by a private rocket plane's dash into space, supporters of opening the heavens to civilians are turning the winner-take-all race into an annual competition that might further fuel imaginations.

Picking sides is a workplace taboo

Wal-Mart to expand next year
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to open or expand 40 to 45 of its flagship discount stores and 240 to 250 Supercenters in the United States next year as the world's largest retailer continues an aggressive expansion plan.

County upbeat on arena idea

AT&T Wireless launching music service

Oil prices rise on Nigeria worries

SpaceShipOne proving space tourism possible

Greenspan: U.S. banking system 'vibrant'

Clemson's losing streak doesn't worry Bowden

Clemson tries to start new season
Tommy Bowden says he wants Clemson to have a selective memory when it comes to the first four games of the season.

Clemson tries to start new season

Clemson's losing streak doesn't worry Bowden
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Tommy Bowden has been in worse situations.

Another Rudy is living his dream

Another Rudy is living his dream
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - He bolted from the sideline like a bull out of a rodeo gate.

Event off the beaten course

Kerry oversight 'immoral'
If the president of Poland was one of those unnamed shadowy foreign leaders that supposedly support John Kerry's presidential candidacy, then you can scratch him off the list.

All talk and no walk

The last word
Sometimes what the U.S. Supreme Court doesn't do has as much impact on your life as what it does.

The last word

Final respects
At last, a little respect.

Video council meetings

Final respects

Video council meetings
The more people who get to see their elected officials' decision-making process in action the better. That is what representative democracy is all about.

All talk and no walk
Tuesday's Dick Cheney-John Edwards vice presidential debate, like other vice presidential debates, will have virtually no impact on the outcome of the election. Yet it was a lot more informative - and feisty - than last week's presidential debate.

People in the News
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Opera in Denmark has a new home after a wealthy businessman signed over a $417 million opera house on Copenhagen's waterfront to the government.

Howard Stern signs multimillion dollar deal
NEW YORK - Top-ranked shock jock Howard Stern said Wednesday that he will abandon his syndicated morning radio show to join Sirius satellite radio in 15 months, freeing him from government regulators and allowing him to "bring my fans my show my way."

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augusta chronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

Rodney Dangerfield dies at 82
LOS ANGELES - Rodney Dangerfield knew "I don't get no respect" was funny when it cracked up New Yorkers, notorious for being tough. From there on out, the one-liner became his catchphrase - and the pudgy, bug-eyed comic became the perennial loser.

'Eight Simple Rules' star Katey Sagal marries
LOS ANGELES - Katey Sagal, television's symbol of the crass housewife in her role as Peg Bundy on "Married... With Children," has married again.

Fun with politics
Presidential debates can be a little dull, but they don't need to be dry.

Clubbin': Two new bars come to Broad Street
After a brief shuttering in May, Crossroads Bar downtown is reopening under new management and a new name, Biggie's Sports Bar.

Republicans: Michael Moore offered underwear for voting
LANSING, Mich. - Republicans say filmmaker Michael Moore should be prosecuted for offering underwear, potato chips and Ramen noodles to college students in exchange for their promise to vote.

Cameras allowed in Zeta-Jones stalker case
LOS ANGELES - A judge agreed Monday that pretrial hearings for a woman accused of stalking actress Catherine Zeta-Jones could be televised - except when the proceedings involve witness testimony.

People in the News
TORONTO - Rapper Ja Rule will return to Toronto next spring to face a charge of assault causing bodily harm, a Canadian court ruled at a pretrial hearing.

Michael Jackson moves to oust D.A.
LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson's lawyers filed a motion Monday to remove the Santa Barbara County district attorney's office from his child molestation case, but the reasons were kept secret.

Club calendar
LIND PIG: 1251 Broad St.; Wynn Varble, Troy Jones and Bryan Kennedy tonight; Shameless Dave and the Miracle Whips Friday, The Blues Express Saturday; 722-7335.

Sauteed skirt steak with braised scallions
The concept of "quick cooking" may bring a dismal premonition of some rushed procedure, a fast, flavorless concoction flung together with no thought. But it doesn't have to be so. Take a deep breath, grab a smart recipe, and count on a happier outcome.

From okra to chicken, Southerners like it fried
CONWAY, Ark. - The most popular dish at Mama Dip's Kitchen in Chapel Hill, N.C., is the Southern fried chicken. At Dixie Restaurants in Arkansas, Tennessee and Oklahoma, the most popular main course rotates between chicken-fried steak and hand-battered chicken tenders.

Grubbin': Taj of India

Calendar brings a year of firemen's cookies
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Cooks enjoy coming across a new cookie recipe, but once in while there's a back story that gives the delectable snack another dimension.

Pork chops with apple and thyme
Careful use of the right ingredients can mean diners end up with the best deal: plenty of good taste, without paying the penalty of getting too much fat along with that savory pleasure.

Grubbin': Taj of India
SIGNATURE DISH: Chicken tikka marsala (cubes of white chicken tandoori style, cooked in a rich tomato sauce), $9.95

From okra to chicken, Southerners like it fried

Calendar brings a year of firemen's cookies

Vegetarian breakfast recipes

Vegetarian breakfast recipes
CONCORD, N.H. - Few things can make a man who loves to cook feel more utterly useless than a newborn.

Sauteed skirt steak with braised scallions

Jones set to defend title after delay

At last, Tiger, Elin get hitched

Sparkle is fading from WGC events
THOMASTOWN, Ireland - Umbrellas were in, sunglasses out. Fans walked about Mount Juliet in golf shoes with metal spikes, something only seen (and heard) in Europe. No one in the gallery was drinking beer at 9 a.m. and screaming "Get in the hole!" when someone teed off on a par 5.

Wait is almost over for 56-year-old golfer

Annika covers all of the basics
Ernie Els was intrigued when he saw the cover of the book, showing Annika Sorenstam looming large with a club over her shoulder and a smile on her face.

Tiger Woods marries Swedish fiancee

Wait is almost over for 56-year-old golfer
For as long as he's been playing golf, Greg Scurlock has wanted to qualify for a U.S. Golf Association event.

Ochoa strives for stardom
The next LPGA Tour superstar might just be Mexico's 22-year-old Lorena Ochoa.

Tiger Woods marries Swedish fiancee
SANDY LANE BEACH, Barbados - Tiger Woods married Swedish model Elin Nordegren at an exclusive resort in Barbados during a sunset ceremony that reportedly cost $1.5 million, according to witnesses.

Jones set to defend title after delay
Rosie Jones' nearly 17-month reign as defending champion of the $1 million Asahi Ryokuken International Championship golf tournament isn't the longest of her career. Not by a long shot.

Annika covers all of the basics

Ochoa strives for stardom

At last, Tiger, Elin get hitched
SANDY LANE BEACH, Barbados - Tiger Woods married Swedish model Elin Nordegren at an exclusive resort in Barbados during a sunset ceremony that reportedly cost $1.5 million.

Georgia Prep Polls

'Friday Night Lights' will shine on the big screen

Georgia Prep Polls
The Associated Press Georgia high school football poll representing seventh week results, with first-place votes in parentheses and total points.

'Friday Night Lights' will shine on the big screen
DALLAS - Before Peter Berg started writing the eighth attempt at turning the best-selling book Friday Night Lights into a movie, he got some advice from his cousin, Buzz Bissinger, who happened to be the book's author.

South Carolina prep polls
The Associated Press high school football poll as selected by a panel of South Carolina sports writers, with the school's name, record, number of first-place votes, total votes and last week's ranking. (Based on 15 ballots):

Backup QB inserted into Hornets' lineup
The prognosis for Aiken's Olajuwon Paige didn't look good Friday night against Rock Hill, when the quarterback's head was slammed to the ground after a beast of a collision.

Southwestern chicken is flexible dish
Lift the lid off a simmering slow cooker and you'll often find a bubbling beef stew or pot roast, but the slow cooker can cook up much more than beef.

Southwestern chicken is flexible dish

Norwood's condition upgraded
U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., remained hospitalized in Virginia this afternoon after a lung transplant surgery that concluded Tuesday night.

Manhunt results from traffic stop
WAGENER - A traffic stop evolved into a protracted manhunt after two men ran from the car and exchanged gunshots with police, authorities said.

Candidate misrepresents FairTax

Trash service lacks customer service
I have an issue with the garbage service, and here's why. J. C. Turner Augusta

Bush's Iraq policy makes no sense
George W. Bush's Web site has this: "The attacks of Sept. 11 were a serious blow to our economy, closing the New York Stock Exchange for nearly a week and shutting down U.S. airspace for the first time ever. In the three months after Sept. 11, the economy lost nearly 1 million jobs." Sandy Untermyer, Appling

Pro-Kerry writer just doesn't get it
There he goes again. My good friend Larry Jarrett demonstrates that he doesn't understand economics, defensive warfare or diplomacy ("Next president needs our prayers," Sept. 29"). After using five paragraphs to attack President Bush's efforts to defend America in these difficult times, Jarrett asks us to pray for whoever is president. Edward Rhodes, Augusta

Vote for man with moral strength

Letter writers can get too abusive
The only thing this election has proven is that the moral fiber of voters is in shambles. R.D. McDonald Augusta

Good Samaritan deserves thanks

SAT is poor tool for comparisons
Your recent SAT editorial ("SAT spells flaw," Sept. 17) was right on. Don Hostetler North Augusta, S.C.

Good Samaritan deserves thanks
I want to take this opportunity to show great appreciation for the act that Jacque Hawk displayed toward a dog who was hit by two vehicles the other night. Brian Shepherd Martinez

Candidate misrepresents FairTax
Inez Tenenbaum, in a TV ad, is making a totally incorrect representation of the FairTax stand of her opponent. John Naglich Evans

Vote for man with moral strength
I am sick and tired of people bashing John Kerry and President Bush. We need to analyze the morals and values these candidates possess. Demetrius Minor, Augusta

Pro-Kerry writer just doesn't get it

Trash service lacks customer service

Letter writers can get too abusive

Vote for John Kerry for a safe future
This November's election is the most important one of our lifetimes, and our children's and grandchildren's lifetimes. It is crucial for our country to regain respect and stability around the world, and this has never been achieved by pre-emptive strikes! We must balance our budget and maintain our personal freedoms, which are daily being eroded by this administration. Harriet Dolin, Augusta

Gun shop debuts credit-card-sized shotgun

Breast cancer treatment becomes less invasive

Those magnificent magnifications

Daytona Beach: Businesses love bikers

Fashion supports cancer awareness

Mobile prepares for the cruise crowds

Something corny about these designs

Style Briefs

Report: Drugs besides Vioxx may up heart risks

Gun shop debuts credit-card-sized shotgun
MINNEAPOLIS - In a new twist on the idea of concealed weapons, a local gun maker and gun shop are debuting a new type of firearm: one that could almost fit in your wallet.

Mobile prepares for the cruise crowds
MOBILE, Ala. - This Alabama port city is getting ready for a big influx of visitors as the new homeport for a 726-cabin cruise ship, Carnival's Holiday.

Something corny about these designs
CORINNA, Maine - This time of year, farms around the country advertise hayrides, pumpkin- and apple-picking, and mazes made from corn grown as high as an elephant's eye.

Breast cancer treatment becomes less invasive
Breast cancer treatment in the future will be more specific and less traumatic.

Daytona Beach: Businesses love bikers
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Businesses in this tourist mecca have a message for the thousands of motorcyclists who roar into town every spring and fall: You're loved and we want you back.

Style Briefs
NEW YORK - The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is again opening its doors - and display cases - to Kiehl's Since 1851.

Those magnificent magnifications
It was more than 300 years ago that Antoni van Leeuwenhoek gasped at the sight of what he called "little animalcules" skittering through pond water, their motion "so swift, and so various, upwards, downwards, and round about, that 'twas wonderful to see." The Dutch haberdasher had crafted some of the first microscopes, never expecting to spy bacteria, sperm cells, red blood cells and much more.

Report: Drugs besides Vioxx may up heart risks
Scientists and European regulators are now questioning the safety of other pain relievers like Vioxx, saying these medications also might raise the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Fashion supports cancer awareness
NEW YORK - Pink products- already popular with women and the fashion and beauty companies that cater to them - are everywhere this month.

Hospitals want Medicaid on agenda

Anniversaries
The Rev. and Mrs. Samuel E. Yaun Sr., of Beech Island, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 3, 2004.

Norwood gets lung transplant
Congressman Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., was in critical but stable condition early today after undergoing 3-hour lung transplant surgery in a Virginia hospital.

University provost asks for worst-case budget

Around the block
There will be a political forum sponsored by the East Augusta Neighborhood Association Inc. at 7 p.m. today at East View Community Center, 644 Aiken St. Attending will be Don Cheeks, Charles Walker, Harold Jones II, Swain McElmurray and Pete Warren.

Rants and raves
ONCE AGAIN A MAJOR tour comes through the South - that is Usher - not to mention scores of other major acts. They go to Atlanta, Charlotte, Greenville, but not Augusta. Before we start building a huge new arena we might want to consider two things.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 13-year old Quintell V. Hill of Augusta.

Norwood's condition improves
U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., remained hospitalized in Virginia this afternoon after a lung transplant surgery that concluded Tuesday night.

Anniversaries

Ruling buoys opponents
ATLANTA - Less than a month before Georgia voters decide whether to approve a constitutional ban on gay marriage, a Louisiana state judge this week threw out a similarly-worded referendum already passed last month by voters in that state.

Student says she uses ballet to express herself
For Samantha Bass, dance is more than moving to music.

Actors prepare for Scotland

Hispanic Festival celebrates with music, food, contest
The Augusta Common will be filled with music, food and entertainment highlighting cultures from south of the border at the 12th annual Hispanic Festival on Saturday.

Shot providers feel sting of shortage

Regents may raise tuition
ATLANTA - As the state Board of Regents consider a midyear tuition increase, one group's report shows that education appropriations in Georgia and other states have increased though college is less affordable.

Traffic deaths eclipse '03 tally
AIKEN - Every day, an average of three people die in wrecks on South Carolina roads.

Giuliani gives Isakson support
ATLANTA - When former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani spoke on behalf of U.S. Senate candidate Johnny Isakson on Tuesday, it showed a rift in how the two major parties in Georgia view endorsements from political stars from outside the state.

Manhunt results from traffic stop

University provost asks for worst-case budget
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia Provost Arnett Mace has asked UGA deans and vice presidents to prepare what he considers a worst-case scenario budget, a spending plan that triples the cuts he called for last month.

Community Services takes on violence

Schools debate merits of naptime
AIKEN - At half past noon every day, children at the Minnie Palmore House unfold mats and snuggle under soft blankets to catch a few winks before jumping into afternoon activities.

Man surrenders after lengthy standoff
WAGENER - After a three and a half hour standoff Wednesday night Aiken County authorities peacefully arrested a man suspected of shooting at a police officer.

Woman is arrested in booster club theft
A Martinez woman has been charged in the theft of more than $12,000 from the Lakeside High School Band Booster account.

Dog gets blame in infant's death
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 5-week-old Jacksonville boy died Tuesday after being mauled by a pet dog that jumped onto a bed and attacked the infant after his grandmother left the room for a minute, authorities said.

Charleston college may go smoke-free
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The College of Charleston is considering a smoking ban in residence halls and other places on campus.

Officers wear two hats on the job
AIKEN - It's not uncommon for an officer with Aiken Public Safety to be patrolling a crime scene in his police cruiser one minute and fighting a fire the next.

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON - A man was shot to death after an argument at a friend's home, deputies said.

Dog gets blame in infant's death

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - An envelope with suspicious white power and a letter inside was sent to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

School lunch menus
Here are Richmond County school lunch menus through October 15.

Hospitals want Medicaid on agenda
AIKEN - Hospitals and medical care providers in Aiken County are struggling to retain doctors and treat the less fortunate because of the rising cost of malpractice insurance and the lack of money available to help Medicaid patients, business and civic leaders said Tuesday.

Events calendar
OKTOBERFEST 2004: 6-10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 6-11:30 p.m. Friday, 1-11:30 p.m. Saturday, 1-7 p.m. Sunday, through Nov. 6; Helen Chamber of Commerce Festhalle, 1074 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, Ga.; German food, drinks, live entertainment; $7 admission Monday-Friday, $9 Saturdays, free Sundays; (806) 878-1619.

Groups request DeMint apology
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Some gay organizations want an apology from U.S. Senate candidate Jim DeMint, who said during a debate that homosexuals should not be teaching in the state's public schools.

Fort Profile
This week's fort profile is on Staff Sgt. Jarvas Thompson of Headquarters, 63rd Signal Battalion, 93rd Signal Brigade.

Around town
A garden orb weaving spider sits at the end of it's web near the canal in Augusta Tuesday morning.

Community Services takes on violence
Army Community Services has joined with other organizations to cast a spotlight on domestic violence and its prevention during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Report justifies officer's actions
A school police officer was justified in hitting a Butler High School student with a metal baton during a riot last month, according to an internal affairs report.

Program offers culinary arts course
Eight men who enrolled in the Salvation Army's free six-month substance abuse treatment program said they had no idea they'd be leaving with a college certificate.

News you can use
Oct. 6, 1976 AIKEN - Donnie J. Williams is no longer administrator of Aiken County. By a 4-3 vote, he was fired from his position at the conclusion of a public hearing last night.

Policy limits firefighters' roles
Emergency officials said Tuesday that they have agreed on a proposal defining which emergencies warrant medical help from city firefighters.

Elections Office provides voting options
Paper cuts and broken nails are all part of a day's work for Deborah Freeman.

Shot providers feel sting of shortage
It is readily apparent that Alice Outlaw does not enjoy her annual flu shot. Mrs. Outlaw, a member of University Hospital's Volunteer Board, displayed some remarkable facial contortions during her vaccination Wednesday. But it's something "you just have to bite the bullet and do," she said.

Rants and raves
SIX LETTERS TO the editor in one day, Sept. 28, bad-mouthing Sen. Kerry indicates to me that the Bush people don't have anything good to say about their candidate. ..

Former senator jailed in assault
ATHENS, Ga. - Former state Sen. Doug Haines turned himself in to the Clarke County Jail on a simple assault charge Tuesday after a Clarke County Magistrate Court judge found probable cause that he threatened and frightened a 16-year-old girl for speeding through his Five Points neighborhood.

Group will pitch arena plan elsewhere
Augusta Entertainment is through with Richmond County and is ready to head west.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 7-year old Vernique AuBreanna L. Hampton of Augusta.

Board to investigate GOP ballot mailing
ATLANTA - The Georgia Election Board has ordered an investigation into a mailing the Republican Party sent statewide that allegedly violated election law by attaching absentee-ballot forms to political fliers.

Tree goes from ugly to special, rare variety

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - State tax collections increased slightly last month, but state revenue officials said Wednesday that the extra dollars won't be enough to ratchet back cuts ordered by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Around town

Cameras help when they function properly

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina

Traffic deaths eclipse '03 tally

News you can use

Across the area
WAGENER - A traffic stop evolved into a protracted manhunt after two men ran from the car and exchanged gunshots with police, authorities said.

Across Georgia

Around town
David Williams, of Aiken-Augusta Painting Inc., leans over as he rolls some fresh paint on a building on Macartan Street.

Charges lead to lawsuit
The Augusta Lynx hockey team ownership has asked a judge to settle its dispute with the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority about being billed for the use of a spotlight and a sound technician during hockey games.

Across the area
Police say someone mutilated and killed a bull in Aiken on Tuesday morning and left its carcass in the middle of the road, causing a car accident.

Prison officials warn against cuts
ATLANTA - State corrections officials warned a legislative panel Tuesday that additional budget cuts to Georgia's crowded and financially-strapped prison system could jeopardize public safety - but they stopped short of saying a large-scale release of inmates would be necessary.

Flu vaccine supplies must be rationed
Augusta public health officials put all of their eggs in one basket, and it paid off in flu shots.

Comcast volunteers pack up to feed area's needy

Sheriff offered endorsement in letter
AIKEN - In a letter written 12 days before his death, Barnwell County Sheriff Joey Zorn endorsed a successor he said was a close friend and a good lawman.

Kid of the day

School board hopefuls debate
Candidates for the Columbia County School Board faced off Tuesday night in the second of two scheduled debates prior to the Nov. 2 general election.

Chef showcase celebrates arts school's anniversary

Cameras help when they function properly
In a day and age when surveillance cameras are everywhere, conventional wisdom has it that burglaries and robberies are easy to solve.

Sheriff offered endorsement in letter

Across the area
Cherie Foster withdrew her name Friday as a candidate for the Richmond County Board of Education.

Around town

Rants and raves
SIX LETTERS TO the editor in one day, Sept. 28, bad-mouthing Sen. Kerry indicates to me that the Bush people don't have anything good to say about their candidate. ..

Charleston college may go smoke-free

Cheney, Edwards try to gain ground

Woman is arrested in booster club theft

Prison officials warn against cuts

Report justifies officer's actions

Flu vaccine supplies must be rationed

Group will pitch arena plan elsewhere

Kid of the day

School board hopefuls debate

Charges lead to lawsuit

Schools debate merits of naptime

Former senator jailed in assault

Elections Office provides voting options

News you can use

Giuliani gives Isakson support

Program offers culinary arts course

Across the area

Candidate for Senate speaks at local mill

Policy limits firefighters' roles

Dancing for charity

School lunch menus

Across the area

Ad is deceptive, Burns campaign says

Doctors ponder lasting effects of chemo
Dawn Galloway and her children have a name for the occasional lapse of memory.

Across the area

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

NAACP, protesters will assemble today

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.

Doctors ponder lasting effects of chemo

Oktoberfest has enjoyable weather for entertainment
Cheryl Coronel and Cathy Peters bypassed several other area festivals, including the Oliver Hardy Festival and the Greek Festival, in a search of collectibles and authentic German food.

Arena plans may be revised

Comcast volunteers pack up to feed area's needy
With the help of volunteers from Comcast, pallets of flat cardboard were quickly transformed into holiday food boxes at Golden Harvest Food Bank.

Board to investigate GOP ballot mailing

Chef showcase celebrates arts school's anniversary
Performances and food will blend at Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta on Sunday.

Hispanic Festival celebrates with music, food, contest

Dancing for charity
Staff Sgt. Laura Buchholtz, a linguist at Fort Gordon in the Air Force's 31st Intelligence Squadron, dances at the Hunger For Life VI benefit at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater. Dancers raised more than $850.

Ruling buoys opponents

Grandma Lee brings comedy act to Partridge
Laughter is timeless - something 70-year-old comedian Grandma Lee plans to show the audience at the Partridge Inn tonight.

Oktoberfest has enjoyable weather for entertainment

Tree goes from ugly to special, rare variety
Jane Teasley thought the scraggly tree on Woodlawn United Methodist Church's front was ugly.

Post Happenings

Actors prepare for Scotland
A high school's hillbilly tale of love hits the stage today, the public's first look at a production that will eventually reach an international audience.

Student says she uses ballet to express herself

Robber gets 16 years in prison
The last of a trio of would-be bank robbers who lost valuable getaway time trying to exit a locked door was sentenced to 16 years in prison Wednesday.

Grandma Lee brings comedy act to Partridge

News you can use
OCT. 7, 1957 AIKEN - State and local law enforcement authorities were conducting a widespread manhunt last night for four prisoners who overpowered a jailer and bolted from Aiken County Jail.

Rants and raves
ONCE AGAIN A MAJOR tour comes through the South - that is Usher - not to mention scores of other major acts. They go to Atlanta, Charlotte, Greenville, but not Augusta. Before we start building a huge new arena we might want to consider two things.

Across South Carolina
BEAUFORT - A contractor working on a road widening project will have to repair an artificial reef created by dumping debris from an old bridge, officials said.

Robber gets 16 years in prison

Candidate for Senate speaks at local mill
GRANITEVILLE - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Inez Tenenbaum used a textile mill as a backdrop Wednesday for her continued assault on U.S. Rep. Jim DeMint's proposed 23 percent national sales tax and his unabashed support of free trade that she said has cost South Carolina almost 60,000 manufacturing jobs since 2001.

Across Georgia

Arena plans may be revised
Augusta Commissioners are trying to revive Augusta Entertainment's arena plan at Regency Mall with their version of CPR - another meeting and another vote.

Around the block

Majette calls for bigger GI Bill
ATLANTA - Democratic Senate candidate Denise Majette on Wednesday unveiled a $2.8 billion proposal to expand educational and health-care benefits for veterans, arguing the federal government isn't doing enough for the nation's former soldiers.

Regents may raise tuition

NAACP, protesters will assemble today
The South Carolina NAACP's annual convention, which starts today in Augusta, is expected to be marked by political discussion inside and the presence of protesters outside.

For the record

Ad is deceptive, Burns campaign says
SAVANNAH, Ga. - An elderly man crumples to the sidewalk as the announcer says U.S. Rep. Max Burns voted seven times to cut funds for rural hospitals.

Astros diehards travel for win
ATLANTA - Four of them in a pickup truck covered 818.4 miles in just 12 hours, parking in the Green Lot across from Turner Field and cracking open the first Lone Star beer on their tailgate at 7 a.m.

History plays too big a role in polls
ATHENS, Ga. - For the most conscientious college football coach, the scouting starts as soon as the game ends every Saturday night.

Mini reviews

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augustachronicle.com/movies.

New on DVD
ALADDIN (DISNEY, $29.99; COLLECTOR'S SET, $49.99): The 1992 animated hit features the manic voice of Robin Williams for the genie who grants three wishes to everyday guy Aladdin after he frees the mischievous lamp-dweller. The two-disc set outlines two deleted scenes and a deleted song, Proud of Your Boy, which is performed in a music video by Clay Aiken.

At the Movies: 'Raise Your Voice'
With Britney getting married twice in the same year, Christina going from blond bombshell to goth chick and back again, and Lindsay defending the authenticity of her breasts on a near daily basis, at least there's Hilary Duff, who seems to represent the last bastion of all that is sweet and wholesome in these mixed-up teen-idol times.

New home-video releases

At the Movies: 'Taxi'

New home-video releases
Selected home-video releases:

At the Movies: 'Taxi'
Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon's cop romp "Taxi" is a cinematic reflection of a cab ride to the airport in rush hour, start-stop traffic: Long periods of immobility punctuated by the occasional lively lurch forward.

Football shines bright in 'Friday Night Lights'
The rhapsodic hyperbole, the media scrutiny, the fan obsession.

'Friday Night Lights' will shine on the big screen
DALLAS - Before Peter Berg started writing the eighth attempt at turning the best-selling book Friday Night Lights into a movie, he got some advice from his cousin, Buzz Bissinger, who happened to be the book's author.

Teen comedy takes high road in satire
The teen comedy genre is mostly focused on the lowest common denominator, with cheaply and hastily made movies targeted at an audience enamored with scatological references and perfectly placed pop songs.

At the Movies: 'Raise Your Voice'

Football shines bright in 'Friday Night Lights'

'Friday Night Lights' will shine on the big screen

Teen comedy takes high road in satire

New on DVD

Pixies return to crank out tunes

Singer honors his parents' love, memories
After more than 30 years filling in the high end of The Oak Ridge Boys' distinctive four-part harmonies, Joe Bonsall has found a new creative outlet - as an author.

Sonic spotlight
The sonic spotlight is on Eric Kinlaw of Fayetteville, N.C.

Usher nominated for five Vibe awards
NEW YORK - The honors keep coming for Usher: the R&B singer has been nominated for a leading five Vibe awards, with Alicia Keys right behind with four, it was announced Monday.

Singer honors his parents' love, memories

Cuban hip-hop reaches crossroads
HABANA DEL ESTE, Cuba - On broiling summer days more than a decade ago, teenagers here spent hours watching breakdancing on "Soul Train" and listening to American rap floating across the radio waves from Florida.

Concert calendar

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Selected music reviews:

Theatre company prepares for opening of musical 'Creation'
During rehearsal Thursday night in a warehouse, Joey Hilliard and Christine Ellison passed an invisible apple back and forth to jokingly tempt the cast members.

Cuban hip-hop reaches crossroads

Waits, Spencer releases share American roots

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

Sonic spotlight

Waits, Spencer releases share American roots
Jon Spencer and Tom Waits couldn't be more different if they tried. While the flashy Mr. Spencer is often accused of putting style before substance, Mr. Waits couldn't have more substance if he were a bran muffin.

Theatre company prepares for opening of musical 'Creation'

Pixies return to crank out tunes
The Pixies are a now-bulky and balding band that hasn't recorded an album in almost 15 years and never had a radio hit.

Babes come and go, but fun remains
Sally Fingerett, the founding member of the estrogen-fueled quartet Four Bitchin' Babes, knows there is a recipe for the group's 15 years of success. The challenge, she says, is keeping track of the ingredients.

Concert calendar
THIS WEEK

Mouth moves Little E into 2nd
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Kurt Busch zoomed into the lead of the Nextel Cup Series standings on Tuesday without turning the key on his Ford Taurus.

Mouth moves Little E into 2nd

Women are finding it easier to blend in on the Nextel Cup

Penalty drops Earnhardt out of Chase's top spot

Penalty drops Earnhardt out of Chase's top spot
NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. was knocked out of first place in the Nextel Cup by a slip of the tongue.

Women are finding it easier to blend in on the Nextel Cup
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Alba Colon changed Dale Earnhardt's mind about women in the garage area.

Pippen retires as a Bull
DEERFIELD, Ill. - Scottie Pippen stood in front of the six championship trophies he helped the Chicago Bulls win and announced his retirement Tuesday, ending his 17-year NBA career in the same city where it began.

Pippen retires as a Bull

Rookie Carey to make first start for Dolphins

Fantasy Football: Smith still produces

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Mrs. Dorothy Vandervliet (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Mrs. Frances Holliday (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Pop Warner ball begins to crackle

Overtime

Drag boat racer dies in crash

Glover chases title for coach

Overtime
LeBron James had a good reason for missing practice Wednesday. He became a father.

Glover chases title for coach
Greenbrier's Kristan Glover had her worst outing of the season Sept. 16.

Drag boat racer dies in crash
Fans of the Augusta Southern Nationals drag boat races are mourning the death of New Jersey racer John Hipwell, who died Sunday on Lake Yosemite, Calif., after his top fuel hydro boat spiraled out of control while traveling at more than 200 mph.

Pop Warner ball begins to crackle
Leroy Craig never thought starting a youth football program would be so tough.

Cheney, Edwards try to gain ground
CLEVELAND - Both presidential campaigns looked for a boost at the other's expense Tuesday as Vice President Dick Cheney and Democratic rival John Edwards squared off for the only vice presidential debate of the 2004 election. Most of the pre-debate talk was about Iraq.

Lewis agrees to plead guilty
ATLANTA - Baltimore Ravens' running back Jamal Lewis has agreed to plead guilty to a charge in connection with his federal drug conspiracy case, an aide to the presiding judge said Tuesday.

Fantasy Football: Smith still produces
At the beginning of the season, league owners in search of a bargain running back hardly cast a glance into the Arizona desert and to that fossil nearing retirement, Emmitt Smith. Well it seems that fossil isn't quite dead yet.

Chiefs get first win
BALTIMORE - Now that they've got that elusive first win out of the way, the Kansas City Chiefs should find life quite a bit more tolerable.

Rookie Carey to make first start for Dolphins
CINCINNATI - Defensive end Justin Smith apologized to Cincinnati Bengals teammates and fans Wednesday for his drunken driving arrest.

Vick sticks to offensive plan
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Vick buzzed so fast through the NFL two years ago that many fans thought he would redefine his position.

The Lettermen are still performing for fans

The Lettermen are still performing for fans
The Lettermen never played sports at Newberry (S.C.) College, but their annual concerts in the Newberry Opera House have been racking up a lot of points with fans.

Astros diehards travel for win

History plays too big a role in polls

An update on Ken Jennings' 'Jeopardy!' streak

ABC's "Desperate Housewives" gets top ratings
NEW YORK - Until the premiere of "Desperate Housewives," the last time ABC scaled the television ratings summit with a scripted series, it was with a show that no longer exists.

Drew Carey debuts new WB series
LOS ANGELES - Drew Carey is going for the green, even appearing before a gathering of television critics with green hair.

"Desperate Housewives" hit for ABC
NEW YORK - For a network desperate for hits, "Desperate Housewives" provided quite the tonic for ABC.

Drew Carey debuts new WB series

Cheney and Edwards were televised display in contrasts

ABC's "Desperate Housewives" gets top ratings

An update on Ken Jennings' 'Jeopardy!' streak
Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, has shattered records on the TV game show "Jeopardy!" His run began June 2, with hiatuses for summer reruns and a tournament of past champions. A look at Jennings' streak:

Cheney and Edwards were televised display in contrasts
NEW YORK - If Dick Cheney and John Edwards hadn't been scrapping in the campaign appearance of their lives, they at least would have embodied a visual contrast worthy of vaudeville comics or TV anchormen.

"Desperate Housewives" hit for ABC

'Eight Simple Rules' star Katey Sagal marries

Cameras allowed in Zeta-Jones stalker case

Rodney Dangerfield dies at 82

Howard Stern signs multimillion dollar deal

Clubbin': Two new bars come to Broad Street

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Applause calendar

People in the News

Dogs bury past Vols' memories
ATHENS, Ga. - Thomas Davis believes it's a change in intensity. Kedric Golston thinks it's a change in mentality.

Popularity of divorce in movies shows accurate portrayal of life
Film history is full of swoon-in-June-under-the-moon movies, films about the first flush of love and the eventual trip to the altar. Hollywood has always loved a happy ending, which is why (at least while the cameras are running) true love prevails.

Event off the beaten course
Once the players in the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship golf tournament hit Sweetwater Road, they enter a strange, new world.

Odds and Ends

Man arrested for posing as doctor

Prosecutors: Mobster did crimes to boost 'retirement' fund

Tornado reveals child porn