Fine arts calendar
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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.

Fine arts calendar

'Tempest' in a tee spot

'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.

Colon chooses younger Molina

Yankees get big hit from A-Rod

Anaheim heads to Boston down 2-0
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Pedro Martinez has no explanation for his dreadful September. He's just glad to have pitched well to begin October.

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

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

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

Rodriguez proves worth in the clutch
NEW YORK - No more questions about Alex Rodriguez under pressure.

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.

Anaheim heads to Boston down 2-0

Cardinals having fun in playoffs

Rodriguez proves worth in the clutch

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.

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.

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.

Odds and Ends
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Spelling counts - especially at a library.

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.

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

Thomson on track for start in Game 3
ATLANTA - John Thomson put in a successful stint in the bullpen before Thursday's game and is on track to make his scheduled start for the Atlanta Braves on Saturday in Game 3 of the NL Division Series against Houston.

Few turn out as Braves waver in series opener

Thomson on track for start in Game 3

Furcal saves Braves
ATLANTA - With plenty of incentive, Rafael Furcal made sure the Atlanta Braves' season lasts at least two more games.

Astros bullpen wastes big chance vs. Braves
ATLANTA - Houston brought in closer Brad Lidge in the seventh inning, and the Astros wound up paying the price.

Atlanta's song remains the same

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.

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

Furcal saves Braves

Music industry group launches piracy lawsuits across Europe
LONDON - The international record industry escalated its fight against music piracy Thursday, announcing that it will file hundreds of lawsuits across Europe against individuals and groups it accuses of illegally sharing music through the Internet.

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.

Offices adopt policies on use of cell phones
Here's a jarring scene from many work lives: You're in the middle of an interminable business meeting, the manager is droning on, only to be interrupted by the jarring strains of Scott Joplin's The Entertainer from a colleague's cell phone.

Music industry group launches piracy lawsuits across Europe

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.

Greenspan has kind words for a predecessor

Retailers see slow sales
NEW YORK - The outlook for the holiday shopping season grew more uncertain Thursday as the nation's largest retailers reported they had a fourth straight month of tepid sales in September.

County upbeat on arena idea

Employment picture expected to improve

Picking sides is a workplace taboo

Oil prices rise on Nigeria worries

Offices adopt policies on use of cell phones

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."

Retailers see slow sales

Business briefs
Downtown Develop-ment Authority Chair-woman Annette Bush surprised board members Thursday when she said she will not seek a reappointment to the economic development board.

Employment picture expected to improve
NEW YORK - A rash of job cuts - more than 10,000 layoffs just this week from a handful of companies - have created some gloom on the jobs front.

Some businesses merge telephone with Internet
Some say talk is cheap, but an emerging technology is likely to make it cheaper.

Greenspan has kind words for a predecessor
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan praised predecessor Paul Volcker for being willing a quarter-century ago to ratchet up interest rates to end a long bout of dangerous inflation.

Some businesses merge telephone with Internet

Report details Saddam's U.N. oil-for-food deals
NEW YORK - Suitcases full of cash, secret bank accounts, covert operatives, corrupt politicians on the take. A report detailing alleged illicit U.N. oil-for-food deals with the former Iraq government paints a portrait of Saddam Hussein as an international gangster - not a nuclear terrorist.

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.

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.

Hephzibah has oldest worker

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.

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.

Business briefs

No. 10 Virginia dominates Clemson
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Alvin Pearman ran for 104 yards, including two fourth-quarter touchdowns, and Virginia shut down Clemson after the opening 15 minutes in a convincing 30-10 victory Thursday night.

Clemson tries to start new season

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.

Saiki on an upswing

More judicial tyranny
The latest example of judicial arrogance comes from Judge William Morvant of Louisiana's 19th District Court. This week, he held that a state constitutional amendment approved by more than 70 percent of Pelican State voters earlier this month is unconstitutional.

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.

Iraq's impact
What's goes on in Iraq over the next several weeks may have more of an impact on November's U.S. elections than the presidential debates or arms inspectors' reports that Saddam Hussein had virtually no weapons of mass destruction program after the 1991 Gulf War.

Final respects
At last, a little respect.

Final respects

All talk and no walk

Iraq's impact

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.

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."

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.

Mel Gibson granted restraining order
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Mel Gibson obtained a three-year restraining order Wednesday against a homeless man who allegedly showed up at his estate and the chapel he attends, demanding they pray together.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

People in the News
NEW YORK - What's it all about? Ask Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart, who wrote and performed the soundtrack to the upcoming "Alfie" remake, and they'll probably say teamwork.

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.

Weather, fish cool off early in month
An early autumn cold front moved through our area on Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning and put the brakes on fishing success.

Fishing tournament news

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

Grubbin': Taj of India

Fall is ideal time to eliminate fire ants
With the recent hurricane rains we have received and with the cooler weather, fire ants have become a big problem.

Fall is ideal time to eliminate fire ants

Whisenhunt's work pays off
Sammie Lamb still remembers what he was thinking almost 24 years ago during the first quarter of Georgia Tech's game against Notre Dame.

Friedgen closing era with Jackets
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's Leon Robinson loves the Fridge.

Whisenhunt's work pays off

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.

Ochoa strives for stardom

At last, Tiger, Elin get hitched

Jones set to defend title after delay

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.

Tiger Woods marries Swedish fiancee

Thelan plays role of caddie for LPGA's Ammaccapane
Add caddying to the myriad jobs that Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club head pro and general manager Brian Thelan does during the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship.

Thelan plays role of caddie for LPGA's Ammaccapane

Eaton takes home Mid-Amateur crown
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Austin Eaton III, of New London, N.H., defeated Josh Dennis, of Birmingham, Ala., 1 up to claim the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at Sea Island Golf Club.

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.

Evans, Effingham finally meet after 'political' loss

Player of the week Tharry Salley

Georgia high school poll

Key matchups

Evans, Effingham finally meet after 'political' loss
Seventeen years ago, the biggest win in Evans football history turned into the deepest chink in the Knights' armor.

Player of the week Tharry Salley
This week's From the Huddle player of the week is Blackville-Hilda's senior fullback/linebacker Tharry Salley.

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

Key matchups
Key matcups for Friday night's high school football action on the gridiron.

Boys start early on their Christmas expectations
Sometimes when people ask me what I do, I tell them I'm a chauffeur.

Woman killed in standoff
Authorities have identified a woman who they said was killed in a standoff with Richmond County sheriff's deputies Thursday 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.

Give Kerry a chance to lead us
In the first presidential debate, I was hoping to hear two things. Andrew Moyer, Aiken, S.C.

Y-105 format change was mistake

Good Samaritan deserves thanks

Kerry proved himself in debate

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

Give Kerry a chance to lead us

Trash service lacks customer service

Bush's steadfast resolve is detrimental

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

Bush's steadfast resolve is detrimental
As the first presidential debate proved, President Bush as a thinker and policymaker is an uncomplicated man. His vision for America rests on simple, straightforward ideas, which he holds with unquestioning moral conviction. Bush pursues his policies, as he said repeatedly in the debate, with steadfastness and resolve. For him, steadfastness and resolve are virtues that almost by themselves should justify his re-election. Charles Heywood, Martinez

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

Y-105 format change was mistake
The CSRA already was behind the rest of the country in the Top 40 radio-station department, and now we don't seem to have one at all. Someone decided that what we needed was another country station, although we already have three or four to start with. Kristi Flynn Augusta

Vote for man with moral strength

Kerry proved himself in debate
After viewing the first presidential debate Sept. 30, it is clear that John Kerry is the best candidate for the next president of the United States. Bonnie Dillingham Augusta

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

Report: Drugs besides Vioxx may up heart risks

Not your neighbor's travel photos

Back on track

Daytona Beach: Businesses love bikers

Mobile prepares for the cruise crowds

Gun shop debuts credit-card-sized shotgun

The power of pink

Something corny about these designs

Google to offer book searches

The power of pink
October comes in with a flurry of pink ribbons and products honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Back on track
At some point during the past decade, consumers got off track. Track lighting, that is. That staple of modern decor in the 1970s and '80s became increasingly bypassed in favor of the cleaner, concealed look of recessed lighting.

Not your neighbor's travel photos
You know the drill: Get invited over for dinner, finish dessert - and have the hosts' travel snapshots thrust upon you. Wouldn't it be nice if they took better pictures - or if their photos were actually of something interesting?

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.

World's top game players battle for cash
SAN FRANCISCO - For the world's best video game players, getting the high score is no longer enough.

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.

Google to offer book searches
SAN FRANCISCO - Online search leader Google Inc. is becoming more bookish.

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.

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.

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.

Ruling buoys opponents

EPD's ruling revoked
The director of Georgia's Environmental Protection Division overstepped her authority in rejecting an Atlanta developer's controversial request to establish a landfill in rural Taliaferro County, according to an administrative law judge.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court has agreed to speed up consideration of an appeal of the gay marriage amendment headed to voters next month.

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

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.

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

NAACP event draws protests
Tim Hardin's permanent post Thursday was standing next to a toilet with fake human legs sticking out of the bowl.

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.

Students join rally over cost of tuition
The headline of Augusta State University's student newspaper says it all: Fight tuition increase.

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.

Not obeying bus laws carries a high price

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

NAACP annual conference begins

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

Comcast volunteers pack up to feed area's needy

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.

Across South Carolina
BLAIR - A school bus driver died Thursday and dozens of children were injured after a dump truck collided with the bus in Fairfield County, according to television news reports.

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.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 19-month old Makena Uyen Griffis of North Augusta.

Teachers object to DeMint's comment

Ex-German ambassador speaks at ASU
Germany's former ambassador to the United States told an Augusta audience Thursday that despite the rift between the two countries over the Iraq war, Germany will remain a steady partner in the war on terrorism.

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.

Not obeying bus laws carries a high price
Vickey Graves says she will never forget the morning of Sept. 20, when she heard screeching tires outside her south Augusta home.

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.

Suspect is arrested in standoff

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

Program offers culinary arts course

Doctors ponder lasting effects of chemo

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

Kid of the day

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.

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

Rants and raves
PUT OUR TOP 40 RADIO station back on the air. No one needs that much country.

Students join rally over cost of tuition

Grandma Lee brings comedy act to Partridge

Cost of building projects blasted

School lunch menus

News you can use

Post Happenings

Across the area

Arena plans may be revised

Candidates speak out during political forum
Political candidates hoping to represent Richmond County and Augusta at local and state levels answered constituent questions at a political forum Thursday night.

Cost of building projects blasted
ATLANTA - Georgia taxpayers lose hundreds of millions of dollars a year as construction projects run over their budgets and past their time lines, according to private executives who helped craft a major study of state government.

Across the area

Teachers object to DeMint's comment
COLUMBIA - Some South Carolina teachers are condemning U.S. Senate candidate Jim DeMint's comments on barring some people from teaching in public schools, saying a teacher's effectiveness in the classroom is more important than his or her personal life.

Anniversaries

Across the area
An anonymous donor is willing to pay $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of those who mutilated and killed a bull in Aiken County earlier this week, authorities said Thursday.

Dancing for charity

Watchdog questions Hunley's finances
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The government watchdog group Common Cause is asking Attorney General Henry McMaster to look into the finances of the H.L. Hunley project.

Dog gets blame in infant's death

NAACP annual conference begins
Day 1 of the South Carolina NAACP's annual convention focused on politics and the upcoming national election, and speakers didn't hold back in offering strong criticisms of everything from faith-based initiatives to the war in Iraq.

Candidate for Senate speaks at local mill

News you can use
OCT. 8, 1962 Columbia County Sheriff Herman Morris of Appling died Sunday in a local hospital after a monthlong illness. He had served as sheriff for 13 years after being appointed to fill the unexpired term of the late Joe Crawford. He was a lifelong resident of Columbia County.

Kid of the day

Audit says board fails to keep up its records
A state audit of the Richmond County Board of Education says the board has failed to maintain permanent records of its meetings, hampering the state's efforts to determine how it conducted its business.

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.

Rants and raves
PUT OUR TOP 40 RADIO station back on the air. No one needs that much country.

Chef showcase celebrates arts school's anniversary

Audit says board fails to keep up its records

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

Man is charged in vote forgery
FLORENCE, S.C. - A Florence man has been arrested on charges of using names and personal information of people, including the mayor of Florence, on more than 1,000 voter registration forms and turning them in to the county voter registration office.

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

Around town

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

News you can use

Traffic deaths eclipse '03 tally

City investment boosts north side

Around town

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.

Tree goes from ugly to special, rare variety

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.

For the record

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

Around the block

Majette calls for national lottery

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.

Prison director will not privatize care

Across South Carolina

Robber gets 16 years in prison

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.

Man is charged in vote forgery

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.

Former senator jailed in assault

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Community Services takes on violence

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

Actors prepare for Scotland

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.

Manhunt results from traffic stop

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.

Regents may raise tuition

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

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.

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.

Shot providers feel sting of shortage

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.

Across Georgia

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.

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.

Hispanic Festival celebrates with music, food, contest

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.

Across the area

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.

Policy limits firefighters' roles

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

Student says she uses ballet to express herself

Prison director will not privatize care
COLUMBIA - Corrections Department Director Jon Ozmint said Thursday that he decided against privatizing health care for the state's prisons after about two months of negotiations failed to produce savings.

Oktoberfest has enjoyable weather for entertainment

Around town
Brianna Pressley and Carolyn Dill are served sushi by Minh Nguyen of Miyabi Kyoto restaurant during the annual Best of Augusta Bash. Miyabi Kyoto's sushi was voted the city's best.

Board to investigate GOP ballot mailing

City investment boosts north side
AIKEN - Tony Johnson used to say his Toole Hill neighborhood was rough. There were streets he didn't like to drive on.

NAACP, protesters will assemble today

Majette calls for national lottery
ATLANTA - Democratic Senate candidate Denise Majette on Thursday unveiled her second education-related proposal in as many days, this time calling for a nationwide lottery system to bolster school funding.

Ad is deceptive, Burns campaign says

Suspect is arrested in standoff
WAGENER - The town of Wagener was a much calmer place Thursday afternoon than it was Wednesday night, when about 40 local, state and federal police officers conducted a large-scale manhunt for a man police say shot at a Wagener police officer.

Candidates speak out during political forum

Politics a mixed bag on tour
Golf courses are hardly bastions for liberal thinking. Swing coaches are more common than swing voters at country clubs.

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.

At the Movies: 'Primer'
Seven thousand dollars just doesn't seem to buy what it used to. A month's rent on a Tribeca loft, maybe, or one of those Hermes Birkin handbags like the one Martha Stewart carried during her trial.

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: 'Around the Bend'
A promising start gives way to a good-natured but utterly contrived and predictable reunion road trip in writer-director Jordan Roberts' debut feature, "Around the Bend."

New on DVD

Capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

Capsule reviews of new films

'Team America' gets R rating
LOS ANGELES - "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone toned down the puppet sex scene in their upcoming film "Team America: World Police" and finally got an R rating, Paramount Pictures said Wednesday.

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: 'Primer'

Football shines bright in 'Friday Night Lights'

Teen comedy takes high road in satire

Mini reviews

At the Movies: 'Taxi'

'Team America' gets R rating

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.

At the Movies: 'Around the Bend'

Theatre company prepares for opening of musical 'Creation'

Brian Wilson returns with "Smile"
LOS ANGELES - If Brian Wilson could change just one thing in life, it wouldn't be the legendary emotional traumas, the insecurities, the drug abuse, the battles with weight or the endless legal conflicts that nearly destroyed him.

Waits, Spencer releases share American roots

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.

Dylan's autobiography full of anecdotes
Any book that features Bob Dylan sharing a greasy hamburger backstage with Tiny Tim is going to get your attention - especially when the story is told by the ordinarily reclusive Dylan himself.

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THIS WEEK

Sonic spotlight

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.

Dylan's autobiography full of anecdotes

R. Kelly and Jay-Z unite for concert tour

R. Kelly and Jay-Z unite for concert tour
ROSEMONT, Ill. - The handwritten script appeared slowly at first, unspooling across the wide-screen video monitors inside the Allstate Arena as if scrawled by some giant, invisible hand.

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.

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

Pixies return to crank out tunes

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.

Singer honors his parents' love, memories

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.

Brian Wilson returns with "Smile"

Network adds 5-second delay
NEW YORK - NBC is adding a 5-second delay to its NASCAR telecasts after Dale Earnhardt Jr. used a vulgarity during a postrace interview last weekend.

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.

Mouth moves Little E into 2nd

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.

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

Rookie Carey to make first start for Dolphins

Winless Dolphins hope road cures ills

Fantasy Football: Smith still produces

Mr. Robert Anderson    (SAVANNAH LAKES, S.C.)
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SFC Winston Glynn Crosby    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Deacon Alonza A. Davis, Sr.    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)
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Mrs. Marguerite Ann Turner    (DUNDALK, Md.)
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Mr. Mack L. Proctor, Sr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Rev. Ulan Walton    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Ms. Connie Irvin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Willie Youmans, Sr.    (BRUNSON, S.C.)
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Mr. Willie Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles E. Dickey, Sr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Mack L. Proctor, Sr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. William H. Burriss, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Miss Heather L. Murrell    (AUGUSTA, W.Va.)
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Mr. Larry Rogers    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Wilbert Bell    (VERNON, NY)
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Mrs. Catherine Baxter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Deacon Alonza A. Davis, Sr. (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mrs. Laura Satterfield (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Ms. Connie Irvin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Connie Irvin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Denyse Clark (JAMES ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Susan Huffman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles E. Dickey, Sr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. W. H. Callaway (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Carroll Lewis (GOUGH, Ga.)

Ms. Hannelore Luise Marsh (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Wylene Harris (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Abney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Shera C. Marsh-Chupa (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Ms. Georgia Ann McCord (LINCOLNTON, G a.)

Mr. Wallace Key (HOMESTEAD, Fla.)

Mr. Robert Chapman, Jr. (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Angela Allcock (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joel Kenney Avera (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Masie Shuman (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Burriss, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Youmans, Sr. (BRUNSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Hazel B. Lassiter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Burriss, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Kristy Renee Olmstead (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Coppet (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie Hubert (WARTHEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Williford (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Dixie Helen Scarborough (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Joel Kenney Avera (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Miller (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Wilbert Bell (VERNON, NY)

Rev. Ulan Walton (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Terry (AMERICUS, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Anderson (SAVANNAH LAKES, S.C.)

Mr. JD Smith (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Miller (THOMSON, Ga.)

SFC Winston Glynn Crosby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Aiko Ladomirak (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennifer Lynn Behl (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosa Lee Brighthop (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harris V. Lord, Jr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Mae Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SSGT Nelson Serrano, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marguerite Ann Turner (DUNDALK, Md.)

Mrs. Kristy Olmstead (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. James Warren Hatcher (HYATTSVILLE, Md.)

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Record-holding runner dies

Overtime

Pop Warner ball begins to crackle

Glover chases title for coach

Record-holding runner dies
BOSTON - Johnny Kelley, a two-time Boston Marathon champion who became a beloved figure in the history of the race by starting it a record 61 times, died at 97.

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.

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

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.

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.

Lewis will serve time in prison
ATLANTA - Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis pleaded guilty Thursday to using a cell phone to violate federal law by trying to set up a drug transaction more than four years ago.

Winless Dolphins hope road cures ills
DAVIE, Fla. - Desperate to reduce turnovers, Miami Dolphins coach Dave Wannstedt has done everything but punt on first down.

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.

The Lettermen are still performing for fans

Pope seeks international publishers
FRANKFURT, Germany - The Vatican presented Pope John Paul II's latest book at the world's largest literary fair, seeking international distribution for the pontiff's 200-page reflection on good and evil in recent history.

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.

Politics a mixed bag on tour

Astros diehards travel for win

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.

Cheney and Edwards were televised display in contrasts

'Pat Croce: Moving In' moves to daytime TV
NEW YORK - In an era when makeover shows are the craze, Pat Croce has introduced a show with a less sweeping goal: to make that needed first step.

'The Next Great Champ' moves to sports cable

'The Next Great Champ' moves to sports cable
NEW YORK - Fox's "The Next Great Champ" isn't TKO'd, but the boxing series has been sent down a weight class.

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.

'Pat Croce: Moving In' moves to daytime TV

ABC's "Desperate Housewives" gets top ratings

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Howard Stern signs multimillion dollar deal

Clubbin': Two new bars come to Broad Street

Rodney Dangerfield dies at 82

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.

Another Gergia football ring shows up on eBay
ATLANTA - Another Georgia football ring is for sale.

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.

Saiki on an upswing
When LPGA Tour players saw where the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship fell on the 2004 schedule, their first thought was that was the last full-field event of the season.

Prosecutors: Mobster did crimes to boost 'retirement' fund

Odds and Ends

Man arrested for posing as doctor

Pope seeks international publishers