Arts calendar

Dylan fills autobiography with amusing 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 Mr. Dylan himself.

'Shopaholic' continues spending
LONDON - Sophie Kinsella was sitting in a cafe in Wimbledon village, talking about dropping off her young son for his first day at school. She seemed a world away from Becky Bloomwood, the somewhat self-centered fashion addict of Ms. Kinsella's wildly successful Shopaholic novels.

'Shopaholic' continues spending

Arts calendar
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Humor collection has justices on hard court

Dylan fills autobiography with amusing anecdotes

Humor collection has justices on hard court
The reviews of daydreams or beards may not do it. The list of unsuitable baby names might not, either. Maybe it will take the thought of basketball-playing, precedent-setting Supreme Court justices. But something in the collection Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans is guaranteed to cause a chuckle.

Twins part ways after another playoff loss

Cards finish off Dodgers
LOS ANGELES - Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals sure looked like the best team in baseball.

Two people electrocuted at Rivera's Panama home

Twins part ways after another playoff loss
MINNEAPOLIS - Torii Hunter sauntered through the room, devouring a bag of corn chips and declaring an end to his diet.

Red Sox and Yankees, the matchup they wanted

Two people electrocuted at Rivera's Panama home
PANAMA CITY, Panama - Two relatives of Mariano Rivera's wife were electrocuted while cleaning the pool at the home of the New York Yankees closer.

Astros blow chance to clinch at home
HOUSTON - Now it's Roy Oswalt's turn to try to pitch the Houston Astros to their first playoff series victory.

Finley, Walker pay off for new teams
LOS ANGELES - Steve Finley thrust his fists in the air as the ball left his bat. His ninth-inning grand slam Oct. 2 beat the Giants and assured the Dodgers' first postseason appearance since 1996.

Astros blow chance to clinch at home

Finley, Walker pay off for new teams

Red Sox and Yankees, the matchup they wanted
NEW YORK - From the instant Aaron Boone's home run cleared the left-field wall last October, the Yankees and Red Sox have been building to this.

Hand-shaking skill tells a lot about you

Braves are on the brink

Braves rally past Astros, even series

Braves rally past Astros, even series
HOUSTON - Turn the lights back on at Turner Field.

Braves are on the brink
HOUSTON - The Atlanta Braves, winners of 13 consecutive division titles, came adorned with history.

Wright can make amends with win
HOUSTON - Jaret Wright will return to the mound today with thoughts of vindication on his mind.

Braves' notebook

Braves' notebook
HOUSTON - Imagine the Atlanta Braves' dismay and John Thomson's disappointment.

Study: Few Americans buy drugs online
NEW YORK - Only 4 percent of Americans have ever used the Internet to buy prescription drugs - and even fewer do so through foreign pharmacies - despite Web sites maintained by a handful of states to help citizens import medicines more cheaply from Canada, a new study finds.

Study: Few Americans buy drugs online

Developer constructs conservation community
At first glance, the massive Bartram Trail subdivision appears no different from any other upscale, master-planned community built in Columbia County.

Insurance regulators expose bias
For a century, it was standard practice at many American insurance companies: When it came to burial insurance, blacks were charged more than whites for the same coverage.

Gas prices jump
LOS ANGELES - Gasoline prices have climbed nearly 8 cents a gallon in the past two weeks because of record-high crude oil prices, and they are likely to continue rising, an industry analyst said Sunday.

Car rentals enter rival territory
ST. LOUIS - It's part of an intensifying car-rental rumble: As Enterprise Rent-A-Car increases its visibility at airports, longtime airport leader Hertz is muscling into America's neighborhoods, Enterprise's closely guarded turf.

Developer constructs conservation community

Business calendar
Wednesday: Free Estate and Gift Planning Seminar; 7 p.m.; Augusta Jewish Community Center; speakers Abram Serotta, CPA & Aubrey Rhodes, Attorney will outline the estate and gift planning process and the newest techniques. For more information and to R.S.V.P., call Melissa Canady at 722-5337.

On the move

On the move
Keith M. Hull has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Avondale Mills.

Check 21 ushers in electronic banking
NEW YORK - In the next few weeks, consumers will start receiving notices from banks and other financial institutions about changes to their checking accounts.

Insurance regulators expose bias

Retailers focus on holiday season
NEW YORK - With a weak back-to-school season behind them, the nation's retailers are focused on the holidays and what steps they need to take to get consumers excited about shopping again. That could mean some quick merchandise changes and more aggressive discounting than they originally planned.

Check 21 ushers in electronic banking

Retailers focus on holiday season

Property transfers

Car rentals enter rival territory

Readers provide even more money-saving tips

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Sept. 15-30. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Business calendar

Readers provide even more money-saving tips
After watching her husband, Homer, spend $10,000 on an elephant and $5,000 on a pony and run through the town's entire annual budget for garbage removal in one month, its no wonder Marge Simpson has resorted to saving the family's money in a jar in her tall blue locks.

Mays might have gotten too deep into arena mess

Mays might have gotten too deep into arena mess
Augusta Mayor Pro Tem Willie Mays may have overplayed his hand in his diatribe last week against an agreement with Augusta Entertainment LLC, the corporation wanting to develop a sports arena at the Regency Mall site with money from the proposed $486 million sales tax package.

Quarterback controversy just one of Friedgen's woes
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland has reached a pivotal point in the 2004 football season far sooner than anticipated.

SEC roundup

Oklahoma uses Texas game to show improvement

Monday morning quarterback
WHO'S HOT: Erik Ainge. Tennessee had no chance at Georgia with a freshman QB under center, right? Wrong. Ainge threw two touchdowns and showed poise on the road in the Vols' upset.

Hedgecock one of many surprises in Tar Heels' victory
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Madison Hedgecock, a defensive end for North Carolina last season, lined up at tailback against North Carolina State. Yet, in a game full of surprises, that was almost routine.

Businesslike Tigers continue to scale rankings
AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn Tigers will let everybody else sing their praises for now.

Brown still looking for winning formula
Oklahoma has caused so much misery for Texas coach Mack Brown that even his own players feel bad for him.

Small school roundup
BOONE, N.C. - Richie Williams scored on a 13-yard run with 35 seconds left in the game to lift Appalachian State to a 30-29 win against Furman on Saturday.

ACC roundup

Top 25 roundup
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - After making freshman mistakes, Chad Henne came through for Michigan like a savvy senior.

Oklahoma uses Texas game to show improvement
DALLAS - Texas coach Mack Brown thinks this Oklahoma squad might just be better than the one that dominated his team a year ago.

SEC roundup
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Marcus Randall came off the bench and threw two touchdown passes, including a 10-yarder with 27 seconds to play, to help No. 24 LSU upset No. 12 Florida, 24-21 on Saturday night.

Russo: USC overcomes faults
LOS ANGELES - For all of the talk about Southern California's overwhelming talent, the top-ranked Trojans' best traits so far have been their poise and resiliency.

Underrated defense comes up big for Boilermakers
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Kyle Orton passed for 275 yards, and Taylor Stubblefield set a Big Ten record for receptions. But this time, it was the defense that kept Purdue undefeated.

Vols become team to beat in SEC East
ATHENS, Ga. - Just like that, Tennessee became the team to beat in the Southeastern Conference East.

Gators left trying to rebound
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Florida Gators have two early losses for the third time in as many seasons under coach Ron Zook.

Gators left trying to rebound

One Longhorns streak stops as another reaches 5 games
DALLAS - The Oklahoma Sooners found a new way to devastate the Texas Longhorns.

Russo: USC overcomes faults

Fresno drops from BCS dreamer to WAC doormat

Monday morning quarterback

Businesslike Tigers continue to scale rankings

Quarterback controversy just one of Friedgen's woes

Vols become team to beat in SEC East

Underrated defense comes up big for Boilermakers

Fresno drops from BCS dreamer to WAC doormat
FRESNO, Calif. - The Bowl Championship Series is safe from Fresno State coach Pat Hill for another year.

Small school roundup

Brown still looking for winning formula

Top 25 roundup

ACC roundup
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Virginia Tech was concerned about overworking Mike Imoh by giving him too many carries.

Cremins found a calling during rigors of the ACC

The wolf and the wool
CBS News rushed the infamous National Guard memos to the air last month in an obvious effort to affect the presidential election.

Debate 2: mettle detector

DeMint for U.S. Senate
There are basically eight close U.S. Senate races that will determine which party will control that august body for at least the next two years - and one of them is in South Carolina, where the GOP has a chance to pick up the Democratic seat that's been held for nearly four decades by the retiring Ernest "Fritz" Hollings.

The wolf and the wool

Debate 2: mettle detector
If you can't get caught up in this election, you need to check your pulse.

French treachery
France's near-crippling opposition to dealing firmly with Saddam Hussein wasn't a matter of principle so much as principal, as it turns out.

DeMint for U.S. Senate

Inhuman cruelty
If the universe were just, then the person or persons who tortured and mutilated that bull in Aiken last week would suffer the same harsh demise as that poor creature. There's no excuse for such savagery.

Queen Latifah conquers film and music
NEW YORK - At 34, Queen Latifah is decades away from receiving a Social Security check.

People in the News
NEW YORK - They've pushed toys, ice cream and toothpaste. And now, the Mosaic team from NBC's "The Apprentice" is selling wares on QVC. Again.

Eagles use team approach to win
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Georgia Southern advertises a triple-option attack, but the Eagles displayed more than three ways to beat Western Carolina on Saturday.

Ball rolls Jackets to an upset
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Georgia Tech is a school for engineers.

Ball's mother settles her son
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Catherine Geiger picked up her newspaper last Sunday morning.

Eagles use team approach to win

Ball's mother settles her son

Ball rolls Jackets to an upset

I would play on 'Jeopardy!,' but they've made it too easy

Stolz holds on to win first title

Gallacher scores first European Tour win
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Stephen Gallacher won for the first time on the European tour, beating Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell on the first playoff hole Sunday at the Dunhill Links Championship.

Golf roundup
SPRING, Texas - Wayne Levi shot 5-under-par 67 on Saturday to take a two-shot lead over D.A. Weibring after two rounds of the Administaff Small Business Classic.

Neumann takes 13th victory
Liselotte Neumann hadn't even lined up her final putt when the pop of a champagne cork came from behind the scorer's tent.

Tournament officials insist event will return
The hottest topic around Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club this week hasn't been about who's been playing well, or how 14-year-old area golfer Alina Lee was going to do, or who's going to win the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship today.

Happily married, Tiger not sure when the honeymoon will end
Tiger Woods always said he had to win a major for it to be considered a great year, but he might have found an exception last week when he got married in Barbados.

Former Masters announcer Beckman dies at age 86
Anyone who has played even a little golf in Savannah, Ga., has a favorite Leo Beckman story.

Asahi Ryokuken struggles to find footing

Neumann back in prime spot
It's been more than two years since Liselotte Neumann has been in this position, as a third-round leader. She's missed the excitement of it, but what she's missed more is winning. She hasn't done that in six years.

Hello, Neumann: Star ends drought
Liselotte Neumann waited until just before she hit her final putt to take a look at the large leaderboard near the 18th green in Sunday's final round of the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship.

Young amateur gets taste of chasing Asahi leaders
Ya-Ni Tseng made a run at the leaders on the front nine in Saturday's third round of the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship, then slipped back, showing the nervousness of a 15-year-old playing in her first LPGA Tour event.

Asahi Ryokuken struggles to find footing
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Right now, South Carolina has no place on the LPGA Tour schedule for next year. Still, tournament chairman Bettis Rainsford says he expects the LPGA Asahi Ryokuken International Championship to return to Mount Vintage Plantation for 2005 and years to come.

Neumann back in prime spot

Stolz holds on to win first title
LAS VEGAS - Andre Stolz played like a veteran instead of a struggling rookie when it counted most Sunday, shooting a 5-under 67 to win the Michelin Championship at Las Vegas by a shot over Tom Lehman and two others.

Golf roundup

Ryokuken not yet set for 2005

Former Masters announcer Beckman dies at age 86

Hello, Neumann: Star ends drought

Tournament officials insist event will return

Happily married, Tiger not sure when the honeymoon will end

Ryokuken not yet set for 2005
The Asahi Ryokuken International Championship, which completed its fourth year at Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club on Sunday, is not on the tour's nearly-completed schedule for 2005.

Glenn Hills riding high after win

Glenn Hills riding high after win
Glenn Hills Homecoming Queen Avia McGruder had the time of her life Friday. She joined the club at Glenn Hills.

Black football coaches want fair play in hiring
A perfect football season. It is every high school coach's dream, one that John Starr lived in 1995.

Hand-shaking skill tells a lot about you
Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.

Fire destroys home in Martinez
Olivia Mims lived what she called a nightmare as she watched firefighters battle a blaze that destroyed her Martinez home this morning.

Neumann wins Asahi Ryokuken
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Liselotte Neumann won her first LPGA Tour title in six years, holding off a late charge by Grace Park for a three-stroke victory at the LPGA Asahi Ryokuken International Championship on Sunday.

Former Ga. Tech coach honored at luncheon
Fresh off knee surgery, white-haired Bobby Cremins limped into Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta for one reason only.

Falcons fall to Lions
ATLANTA - The Detroit Lions are getting used to winning on the road.

Vote Grove for school board
I read in the Columbia County News-Times that Barry Paschal said that school board candidate Michael Sleeper is the son-in-law of Ron Cross, our chairman of the Columbia County Board of Commissioners. Are we going to have one family run county government? Is this an agenda for control? Chuck Gantt, Evans

Vote Grove for school board

Kerry proved he is an unfit leader

Vote no on absurd SPLOST
I was very hopeful when first hearing about the special local option sales tax, and what good it could bring to our community. There are some very worthwhile projects on the list that Augusta could benefit from. Susan Hensley, Augusta

Bush didn't steal 2000 election
A ranter in the Sept. 30 paper urged all "closet Democrats" to register and vote "so Bush does not steal the election this time like he stole the last election." The ranter needs to leave Fantasy Land and return to the real world.David Sisler, Augusta

Kerry proved he is an unfit leader
After watching the first presidential debate between President Bush and Sen. John Kerry, I have concluded that I must be living on a different planet than Kerry, because most of his allegations against Bush and his administration differ from the facts. Gregory J. Topliff, Aiken, S.C.

'Justified discrimination' does exist
After reviewing Dr. Mallory Millender's recent column ("Perceived racism has another side," Sept. 27), I felt inspired to offer my opinion on the social phenomenon called "justified discrimination" and its threat to our society.Brian Green, Augusta

Make Jones next county solicitor
I am asking everyone, Democrats and Republicans, to vote for Harold Jones for solicitor general come Nov. 2. Charlie Hannah, Augusta

Make Jones next county solicitor

Punk rock latest yoga trend

Should I get broadband Internet service?

The Sims 2: Turn off the computer while you can

Sweater weather

It's all about who you know and hope to avoid

Family replaces home ravaged by termites with custom abode

Comment wasn't meant to slight veterans

In the know

Sweater weather
The sweater, fall's signature garment, is making its way back into wardrobes and out of closets with the texture and warmth for which it's known.

Columnist says she hopes to speak for all women
Turning a humorous eye on the everyday experience comes naturally to Augusta-based author Karin Gillespie.

Should I get broadband Internet service?
Should I get broadband Internet service?

Alternative to copyright status quo slowly gaining steam
NEW YORK - To make the anti-war documentary "Uncovered," producers spent roughly half of their $200,000 budget - not to mention countless hours - securing the rights to footage of President Bush and other public figures.

The Sims 2: Turn off the computer while you can
I didn't plan the party right: By the time it was underway, I had to get to work. That's when the breakfast I left on the stove caught fire and the guests fled. No one bothered to call the fire department. When I got home at 6 p.m., my kitchen was a pile of ash.

In the know
If you and your spouse are planning to cancel out each other's votes this election year, The Augusta Chronicle wants to get in on the fun. Are you being mature about it? Are voices getting a little testy? Or are you just ignoring your spouse in an effort to forget about the potentially life-changing mistake they're about to make?

Punk rock latest yoga trend
SEATTLE - The guitarist plugs in his amp, and the yoga instructor strips off her baggy skull-patterned boxers to reveal black bike shorts.

It's all about who you know and hope to avoid
Last month, I, along with thousands of fellow Augustans, made my yearly pilgrimage to the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival. There, I soaked up culture, marveled over weaved baskets and ate meat on a stick.

Family replaces home ravaged by termites with custom abode
The Dicksons knew they had their work cut out for them when they decided to renovate their Evans home five years ago. When Gerald Dickson started opening up the walls of the one-story wood house, though, he found more than he bargained for.

Comment wasn't meant to slight veterans
Dear Carson: In regards to your column two weeks ago about purple hearts on Band-Aids, you surely didn't mean veterans who have earned the Purple Heart are children wanting us to tend to their boo-boos. I am working with a double Purple Heart veteran and see the scars from the blood and guts he left in Korea and Vietnam. I have assured him that you did not mean anything against our veterans. Please confirm what I told him ASAP or try to defend your way-out-of-line comments. -Vexed veterans nurse

Lynx open camp today with group of veterans
Friday night was the first official meeting for this year's Augusta Lynx.

Medical care discussed
The inequities faced by blacks and the underinsured who seek medical assistance were a key topic Saturday at the South Carolina NAACP Convention in Augusta.

Across the area
A Fort Gordon soldier is dead and three more hospitalized after the car they were traveling in Saturday morning drove off a John C. Calhoun Expressway bridge and slammed into several trees.

Across Georgia
QUITMAN - The body of an elderly man discovered in Brooks County will be tested to see whether it is that of a missing assisted-living resident.

Episcopalian faith oath causes rift

Holiday closings

Five questions
Medical College of Georgia researcher Stephen D. Hsu, a renowned expert on the active chemicals in green tea, answers five questions for The Augusta Chronicle.

Reality show comes to MCG
Achih Chen may face some good-natured ribbing next year when the second season of a plastic surgery-themed reality show airs on the E! network.

Woman finds joy with shop workers
It's not often that a job involves activities people might do for fun in their spare time.

Commandments suit has county in debt
ATHENS, Ga. - The Barrow County Commission has scheduled a meeting for Monday to discuss whether the county will be able to continue its fight against an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a Ten Commandments display in the courthouse.

School board races to be close contests
AIKEN - As campaign signs multiply in yards across Aiken County, the buzz in political circles is that challengers are breathing down the necks of incumbents in the races for three school board seats.

Medical care discussed

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Emory University Hospital has confirmed that a brain surgery patient suffered from a fatal disorder that resembles mad cow disease - but not the human disorder most closely related to it.

Neumann wins Asahi Ryokuken

Teen adjusts to life after brain injury
A year ago, Phillip Hill struggled to recover from a serious brain injury he suffered during a junior varsity football game at Greenbrier High School.

Bluegrass festival attracts crowd to Aiken Polo Club
AIKEN - Aiken's bluegrass following found greener pastures in a place traditionally occupied by polo enthusiasts.

Across South Carolina
EASLEY - A 90-year-old Easley man wounded his daughter before shooting himself to death, police Capt. L.W. Hunter said.

Fire at warehouse gives owner unhappy birthday
George Dodsworth's 43rd birthday is one he won't soon forget.

Sheriff problems get public's attention
It hasn't been a particularly good year for the image of Georgia sheriffs.

Episcopalian faith oath causes rift
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Episcopalians who want to attend an upcoming conference will be asked to sign a faith oath before entering, a requirement that has split Episcopalians across south Georgia.

Three teens shot at State Fair
COLUMBIA, S.C. - One teen was in critical condition and two others were injured after a shooting outside the South Carolina State Fair.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Man sentenced to death for killing officer
CONWAY, S.C. - For the second time, a man convicted of killing an Horry County police officer has been sentenced to death.

Across the southeast

S.C. employing record number of foreign-born teachers
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A program designed to let foreign teachers get experience in U.S. classrooms has turned into a way for South Carolina to help fill its need for qualified teachers in poor rural districts.

Senator does not hold back in battle
AIKEN - The South Carolina Republican Party might have been better served by staying off Democratic state Sen. Tommy Moore's turf.

Conyers judge cracking down on English interpreters
CONYERS, Ga. - A Rockdale County judge is frustrated with the high cost of interpreters and said he will start requiring proof that defendants cannot speak English because some people are pretending not to be fluent just to delay criminal proceedings.

Referendum would give tax breaks for farms

Chancellor plans big changes

Across South Carolina

Authorities looking for four escaped inmates
MT. VERNON, Ga. - Authorities were searching Sunday for four men who escaped from a medium-security state prison in south Georgia by cutting a hole through a security fence.

Teen adjusts to life after brain injury

Rebel flag rivals could hold talks
Outside the Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, Robert B. Hayes and more than 100 people flying Confederate flags protested against the South Carolina NAACP's Augusta appearance.

Conyers judge cracking down on English interpreters

Many questions remain on building new highway
Ever since talk of a new interstate highway spread across Lincoln County, residents have been engaging in plenty of wistful speculation.

Correction

Moore goes full force against underdog
AIKEN - The South Carolina Republican Party might have been better served by staying off Democratic state Sen. Tommy Moore's turf.

Three teens shot at State Fair

Across the southeast
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - The warden and four other officers at a state prison in Zephyrhills, Fla., lost their jobs after a suicidal inmate from Jacksonville was held naked there for several days, the Department of Corrections confirmed.

Sheriff problems get public's attention

Some disabled sportsmen still in the hunt
DUBLIN, Ga. - A group of disabled hunters are showing that the thrill of outdoor sports don't escape them after some of their abilities do.

Falcons fall to Lions

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - A Furman University fraternity has been penalized after an underage student was found drunk on campus, school officials said.

Rebel flag rivals could hold talks

Chancellor plans big changes
ATLANTA - As nearly a hundred students gathered outside the Capitol to protest possible tuition increases last week, many of them stressed the personal nature of the battle over the state's higher-education budget.

Across the area

Georgia passes recruiting goal
As American troops are deployed all over the world, recruiting men and women to fill slots in the Army National Guard has been a problem, with recruiters nationally falling short of their goals.

Woman finds joy with shop workers

Across Georgia

Moore goes full force against underdog

Georgia passes recruiting goal

Many questions remain on building new highway

Holiday closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Columbus Day:

Senator does not hold back in battle

Moore to speak at Augusta banquet

Referendum would give tax breaks for farms
ANDERSON, S.C. - South Carolina voters have the choice on November's ballot to give more farms a property tax break.

Fire at warehouse gives owner unhappy birthday

State losing many old cemeteries to development
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Rapid development has claimed land meant to be the final resting place for many South Carolinians.

Kid of the Day

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Alexis Raven Robinson, 9, of Augusta.

The week ahead

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Devin Xavier Myers of Beech Island.

Hispanic lottery scam spotted in Conyers
CONYERS, Ga. - Letters about a phony Spanish sweepstakes are being sent to Rockdale County residents, and police warn it's an identity theft scam.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Correction
A story Saturday about cleanup of nuclear waste from storage tanks at Savannah River Site attributed a quote by U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett to the wrong person. Mr. Barrett said: "It's no secret that some of these tanks are over 50 years old. Any further delay would have just increased the risk to my constituents in the Aiken area."

Moore to speak at Augusta banquet
Roy Moore has his own version of the chicken-or-the-egg question: Which came first, God or the First Amendment?

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Reality show comes to MCG

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

The week ahead
While the format for this column has always been a bit fuzzy, I've always tried to adhere to two simple guidelines: any event mentioned must be happening in the following week and each event must be verifiable as true.

School board races to be close contests

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

S.C. employing record number of foreign-born teachers

Sanford's agenda release generates disagreement
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford plans to present his agenda for the next legislative session Tuesday, and it already might be causing some tension.

Some disabled sportsmen still in the hunt

Five questions

Across the area
Two homemade bombs exploded on the porch of an Augusta home early Sunday, and police are trying to find out who made the devices, officials say.

Kid of the day

Holiday closings
The following Columbus Day schedules have been announced:

Across the southeast

Man sentenced to death for killing officer

Across South Carolina

Holiday closings

Across the southeast
MARION, ARK. - Investigators on Sunday combed through a patch of grass near an interstate highway, searching for clues to why a tour bus drifted off the pavement and overturned, killing 14 people.

Georgia can't control destiny
ATHENS, Ga. - This time the hob-nailed boot was on the other foot. This time Georgia was crushed.

LPGA's sound of silence: End lacking drama
Liselotte Neumann didn't know it when she started her afternoon round on Sunday, but the end of her six-year drought was already locked up before she ever got to the first tee at Mount Vintage Plantation. They could have engraved her name and the final score on the winner's trophy Saturday night.

I would play on 'Jeopardy!,' but they've made it too easy
Dear Jeopardy!: First of all, I apologize if it sounds as though I'm shouting, but it's your fault there's an exclamation mark at the end of your program's name.

Katharine Hepburn memorabilia suggests she 'saved everything'
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The stuff of one remarkable life was spread out on 10 large library tables.

Katharine Hepburn memorabilia suggests she 'saved everything'

Foreign actors are the face of the new Bollywood

'Shark Tale' still No. 1

Foreign actors are the face of the new Bollywood
NEW DELHI - From a tiny South African town, a 20-year-old model who speaks no Hindi has become the face of the new, globalizing Bollywood.

'Shark Tale' still No. 1
LOS ANGELES - "Shark Tale" remained the big fish at the box office, with the animated comedy taking in $31.7 million to hold the No. 1 spot for a second straight weekend.

Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

Peter Frampton making new music
CINCINNATI - The long blond hair and sexy magazine covers that forged British rock star Peter Frampton's image as a teen idol of the 1970s are gone.

Peter Frampton making new music

Victory a gas for Nemechek

Victory a gas for Nemechek
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Joe Nemechek's car was on fumes Sunday on the final lap of the Banquet 400, but it wasn't gasoline that powered him to a rousing victory at the Kansas Speedway.

Cursing remains a NASCAR no-no

Schumacher wins again in Formula One

Earnhardt gets friend's support
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Tony Stewart hopes Dale Earnhardt Jr. doesn't lose the Nextel Cup Series championship by fewer than 25 points - even to him.

Earnhardt gets friend's support

Jarrett seeks elusive victory
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Dale Jarrett is running out of opportunities to keep his string of at least one victory a season alive.

Nemechek wins at Kansas

Nemechek gets best of Stewart
Stewart, who has a Winston Cup championship and an Indy Racing League title but has never won a Busch race, dominated all but the last few laps Saturday at Kansas Speedway. But Nemechek reeled him in after a late restart, and Stewart was trying to hold him off when the two made contact in the backstretch with 1 laps to go.

Jarrett seeks elusive victory

Cursing remains a NASCAR no-no
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - NASCAR had one more reminder for its drivers before Sunday's Nextel Cup race at Kansas Speedway:

Schumacher wins again in Formula One
SUZUKA, Japan - Michael Schumacher asserted his authority in Formula One again Sunday with his 13th victory of the season but first since August.

Nemechek wins at Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Joe Nemechek completed a weekend sweep Sunday, holding off a charging Ricky Rudd to win the NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Kansas Speedway.

Anthony has plenty to prove
DENVER - A disarming smile and skill with a basketball have always helped Carmelo Anthony smooth out the rough spots in his life. Not this summer.

Anthony has plenty to prove

Cremins found a calling during rigors of the ACC
When Bobby Cremins looks back at everything that brought him to today, so much of it rode on one 1970 weekend in Charlotte, N.C.

Hard work is paying off for Falcons' end

Bucs edge Saints

Colts rout Raiders

Rams get victory over Seahawks

Patriots win again

Monday night a crucial game for two scuffling teams

NFL power rankings for week 5

49ers edge Cardinals

Chargers get win over Jaguars

Steelers beat Browns

Falcons fall to Lions

Giants defeat Cowboys

Injuries continue to pile up in Falcons' secondary

Panthers come up short

Mrs. Frances Meeks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Roosevelt Simpkins    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)
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Mr. William Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Paul Richmond Davis    (CHICAGO, Ill.)
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Mrs. Lisa Dickson    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Cleo Scarborough    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
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Miss Rebecca Key    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Linda Waller    (CONYERS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Marlene R. Landon    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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SSGT Nelson Serrano, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Shelby J. Henderson    (WALTON BEACH, Fla.)
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Mr. Wesley Forbes Taylor    (AIKEN, SC)
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Mr. Charles G. Panetti    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Miss Jessica Colbert-Wells    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lottie Mae Lambert    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Rev. Grady Doyle King    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Marlene R. Landon    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Everette Deitz    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. James Hilliard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Elouise T. Cuyler    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Carmela J. Wagner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Helen Turner    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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CPT. William Matthews    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Ira Andrew Brown, Jr.    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Mr. James Findley    (VALDOSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John Altoonian    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Frances Meeks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. James Durden    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
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Mrs. Eunice P. Page    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Barbara Brunson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Alma McNeill Conner    (SARDIS, Ga.)
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Mr. Jimmy Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Bertha Lewis    (GOUGH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Carleen Hendrix    (STAESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Daral Lariscey    (BATH, S.C.)
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Mr. James Hilliard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Jane Kyser Wiley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John Altoonian    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Betty Jane Raley    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Perera A. "Pete" Brodie, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Jane Kyser Wiley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Cpt. William "Bill" Matthews    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Bertha Lewis    (GOUGH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Edith Johnson Warren    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Sarah Yearwood    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
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Mr. Josh Jones, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Lottie Mae Lambert    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Carmela J. Wagner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Clara E. Hilley    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Vivian Timmerman    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Bruce Foster    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Roosevelt Simpkins    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)
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Mr. Joseph Ellison    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Jennie Weimortz    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
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Mr. John McDonald, Sr.    (OCONEE, Ga.)
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Mr. Steven Shelton    (BEAUFORT, S.C.)
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Mrs. Eunice P. Page    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Glenda G. Royal    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Glenda G. Royal    (EVANS, GA)
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Mr. Gary L. Phillips    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Meryl Williamson    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Gary L. Phillips    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Louise Williams    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mr. William Leverett    (THOMSON, G a.)
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Mrs. Glenda G. Royal (EVANS, Ga.)

Cpt. William "Bill" Matthews (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Richmond Davis (CHICAGO, Ill.)

Mrs. Bertha Lewis (GOUGH, Ga.)

Mr. John McDonald, Sr. (OCONEE, Ga.)

Mrs. Carmela J. Wagner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Yearwood (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Shelby J. Henderson (WALTON BEACH, Fla.)

Mrs. Cleo Scarborough (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara E. Hilley (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lottie Mae Lambert (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. John Altoonian (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Miss Jessica Colbert-Wells (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Vivian Timmerman (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice P. Page (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Brunson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Meeks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Simpkins (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Bertha Lewis (GOUGH, Ga.)

Mr. Perera A. "Pete" Brodie, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Everette Deitz (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Williams (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Ira Andrew Brown, Jr. (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lottie Mae Lambert (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennie Weimortz (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Meryl Williamson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Carroll (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Jane Raley (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Wesley Forbes Taylor (AIKEN, SC)

Mr. Daral Lariscey (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Josh Jones, Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Durden (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Carleen Hendrix (STAESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. William Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Elouise T. Cuyler (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lisa Dickson (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. James Hilliard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Kyser Wiley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marlene R. Landon (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Gary L. Phillips (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Charles G. Panetti (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Ellison (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Miss Rebecca Key (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marlene R. Landon (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. John Altoonian (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Gary L. Phillips (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Rev. Grady Doyle King (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Kyser Wiley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Hilliard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Gay-marriage ban would set poor precedent
It is unfortunate that the subject of gay marriage has to be in the forefront of this November's elections. However, it is. It can affect the lives of many gays and lesbians, and our fate is in the hands of our fellow Georgians.

Gay-marriage ban would set poor precedent
It is unfortunate that the subject of gay marriage has to be in the forefront of this November's elections. However, it is. It can affect the lives of many gays and lesbians, and our fate is in the hands of our fellow Georgians.

With right approach, county schools can excel
When I was a member of the Nation's Report Card panel setting standards for America's schools, I found a diversity of opinions on what defined a good education, and what people were willing to sacrifice to achieve superior results.

With right approach, county schools can excel
When I was a member of the Nation's Report Card panel setting standards for America's schools, I found a diversity of opinions on what defined a good education, and what people were willing to sacrifice to achieve superior results.

Davenport wins Porsche GP

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Overtime
In Filderstadt, Germany, Lindsay Davenport won the Porsche Grand Prix when top-ranked Amelie Mauresmo quit after losing the first set because of an injured left thigh.

Sightseek ends stellar career
NEW YORK - Sightseek put in a final performance to remember.

Overtime
In Morrow, Ga., USC Aiken ended its two-game scoreless streak but Clayton State's Olaitan Yusuf scored a Peach Belt Conference-record five goals as the Lady Lakers (6-3-1, 1-2-1) defeated the Lady Pacers (1-7-2, 0-4).

Davenport wins Porsche GP
FILDERSTADT, Germany - Lindsay Davenport won the Porsche Grand Prix on Sunday when top-ranked Amelie Mauresmo quit after losing the first set because of an injured left thigh.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Lots of factors could affect this year's harvest
Georgia's chief deer biologist doesn't have a crystal ball. But Kent Kammermeyer doesn't need one to say with relative certainty that the upcoming whitetail season will be drastically different from last year's.

49ers edge Cardinals
SAN FRANCISCO - Tim Rattay might be a worthy successor to the 49ers' great quarterbacks after all. He just needed the proper motivation - and the right opponent.

Rams get victory over Seahawks
SEATTLE - Never count out Marc Bulger and the quick-strike St. Louis Rams.

Giants defeat Cowboys
IRVING, Texas - The New York Giants aren't just winning. They're doing the kind of things winning teams do.

Injuries continue to pile up in Falcons' secondary
ATLANTA - Bryan Scott didn't remember colliding with tight end Stephen Alexander near the end of the third quarter.

Colts rout Raiders
INDIANAPOLIS - The Oakland Raiders tested Peyton Manning, and it didn't take the Colts' quarterback long to figure out the answers.

Vikings top Texans in overtime
HOUSTON - The upstart Houston Texans proved they're never out of any game. The Minnesota Vikings and quarterback Daunte Culpepper showed them what it takes to close one out.

Patriots win again
FOXBORO, Mass. - The New England Patriots set an NFL record for consecutive wins, counting playoffs, with plenty of help from the winless Miami Dolphins.

NFL power rankings for week 5
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.

Chargers get win over Jaguars
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Chargers looked sharp - and played the same way.

Steelers beat Browns
PITTSBURGH - And to think Ben Roethlisberger might not be starting for the Pittsburgh Steelers if Tommy Maddox hadn't injured his elbow.

Hard work is paying off for Falcons' end
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.- Patrick Kerney had rather modest expectations when he went off to college.

Bucs edge Saints
NEW ORLEANS - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hoped the son of a former Super Bowl quarterback would help them get their first victory.

Panthers come up short
DENVER - Rumblin', bumblin', stumblin', Julius Peppers looked up and saw nothing but 104 yards of Mile High air between himself and the end zone.

Monday night a crucial game for two scuffling teams
GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans insist Monday night's matchup between desperate, disappointing 1-3 teams has lost none of its luster.

Falcons fall to Lions
ATLANTA - The Detroit Lions have learned to win on the road.

Lots of factors could affect this year's harvest

LPGA's sound of silence: End lacking drama

Georgia can't control destiny

Hurricanes great for The Weather Channel

Pelosi on campaign trail as HBO tour guide

Hurricanes great for The Weather Channel
ATLANTA - Hurricane season has battered Florida, but it's been more than kind to The Weather Channel, which posted its biggest ratings month in history for September.

Pelosi on campaign trail as HBO tour guide
NEW YORK - From the moment she met John Kerry, filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi knew she wouldn't be making "Journeys with John."

Bush, Kerry give viewers livelier show
NEW YORK - President Bush and John Kerry were the stars, but 140 supporting players were what gave a welcome burst of life to the second presidential debate.

TV highlights, lowlights for the week
Millions of kids are solid with Arthur, the cartoon aardvark who stars in PBS' long-running series that shares his name.

TV highlights, lowlights for the week

Bush, Kerry give viewers livelier show

Queen Latifah conquers film and music

Volunteers hand 'Dogs first setback
Georgia seemed to do everything it could to lose Saturday, while Tennessee did just enough to win. Still, the third-ranked Bulldogs had a chance at the end.

Volunteers hand 'Dogs first setback

UGA notebook
ATHENS, Ga. - With 1 second left and the football at Tennessee's 19-yard line, Georgia quarterback David Greene had 6-foot-7 tight end Leonard Pope in his sights.

UGA notebook

Rebels rally to upset Gamecocks

Rebels rally to upset Gamecocks
COLUMBIA - This was supposed to be easy, a cakewalk win to put South Carolina a victory from bowl eligibility.

USC notebook
COLUMBIA - South Carolina secondary coach Ron Cooper was anxious earlier in the week about Mississippi quarterback Ethan Flatt.

Gamecocks' season changes in one game

USC notebook

Gamecocks' season changes in one game
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina came into Saturday's game with Mississippi with a national ranking and tantalizingly close to a bowl bid.