Coffee table volume takes shot of Georgia
One hundred thirty-seven pages of photographs spanning the width and breadth of Georgia bring the state alive in Georgia 24/7, one of a 51-book series from the creators of A Day in the Life of America.

Astros blow chance to clinch at home

Respect not faked for Cardinals

Ventura announces farewell from sport

Ventura announces farewell from sport
LOS ANGELES - Robin Ventura retired in a fashion fitting for the way he played and behaved during a fine 16-year career - quietly, with dignity and little fanfare.

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.

Two people electrocuted at Rivera's Panama home

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.

Respect not faked for Cardinals
That was indeed a handshake line you saw moments after the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Dodgers in Los Angeles, three games to one, to settle half the bracket for the National League Championship Series.

Twins part ways after another playoff loss

Red Sox get another shot
BOSTON - The fans wanted it. For that matter the entire baseball world wanted it. Now it's here, and nobody is chomping at the bit more than the Boston Red Sox.

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.

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

Mourning star returns home
PUERTO CAIMITO, Panama - Mariano Rivera flew home to comfort relatives after two family members were electrocuted in his pool, but plans to be back in New York when the Yankees open their playoff series with the Boston Red Sox.

Yellow Jackets keep sour weekend away

Odds and Ends
SINGAPORE - Spurred on by shouts of "Shove it in, shove it in!" 19-year-old Don Ezra Nicholas stuffed more than three McDonald's hamburgers into his mouth - without swallowing - and claimed a new global record at the end of Singapore's contest to be the world's wackiest.

New burger-stuffing record set
SINGAPORE - Spurred on by shouts of "Shove it in, shove it in!" 19-year-old Don Ezra Nicholas stuffed more than three McDonald's hamburgers into his mouth - without swallowing - and claimed a new global record at the end of Singapore's contest to be the world's wackiest.

Teen found in wrecked car eight days after crash
REDMOND, Wash. - A teenager was found alive in her wrecked car after being missing for eight days.

Caminiti's death stuns sport's family

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

Caminiti's death stuns sport's family
HOUSTON - Former National League Most Valuable Player Ken Caminiti's death came as a shock to those who believed the former slugger was turning his life around after being released from jail last week on a 2001 drug charge.

Braves end season with ugly defeat
ATLANTA - Never mind what the calendar says. Autumn died Monday night.

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

Braves are out again
ATLANTA - It took 43 years, but the Houston Astros are postseason winners.

Heart attack claims former Brave, MVP
NEW YORK - On the field, Ken Caminiti's all-out style served him well. Off the field is where it got him in trouble.

Braves rally past Astros, even series

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.

Oil futures prices rise toward $54

Retailers focus on holiday season

American, Norwegian share Nobel Prize

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.

Oil futures prices rise toward $54
Oil futures prices advanced to a new high Monday as a strike began in Africa's largest exporter of crude, exacerbating global supply concerns at a time of strong demand and reduced output in the hurricane-ravaged Gulf of Mexico.

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.

American, Norwegian share Nobel Prize
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - An American and a Norwegian won the 2004 Nobel Memorial Prize in economics Monday for shedding light on how government policies and actions affect economies around the world.

Housing construction begins on Claussen Road

Housing construction begins on Claussen Road
Despite declining occupancy rates, Richmond County is getting a new hotel.

Study: Few Americans buy drugs online

Bower: Southern Miss QB won't play vs. Tide
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Dustin Almond will miss 24th-ranked Southern Mississippi's game against Alabama after the quarterback injured his leg on a touchdown run last week, coach Jeff Bower said Monday.

Businesslike Tigers continue to scale rankings

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.

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.

Quarterback controversy just one of Friedgen's woes

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

Russo: USC overcomes faults

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

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.

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.

Vols become team to beat in SEC East

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.

Brown still looking for winning formula

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.

Monday morning quarterback

Fresno drops from BCS dreamer to WAC doormat

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.

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.

Oklahoma uses Texas game to show improvement

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.

Gators left trying to rebound

Underrated defense comes up big for Boilermakers

SRS cleanup revived
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's compromise plan to get the Savannah River Site's accelerated cleanup project back on schedule has taken a giant step forward in Congress. A House-Senate conference committee gave the Graham plan a green light in the $445.6 billion defense authorization bill.

SRS cleanup revived

A real super hero
Christopher Reeve's body never really was super.

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.

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.

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.

A real super hero

The wolf and the wool

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

'Superman' star dies at age 52
MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. - "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve, who turned personal tragedy into a public crusade and from his wheelchair became the nation's most recognizable spokesman for spinal cord research, has died. He was 52.

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.

For a Superman, a very common end
Actor Christopher Reeve could have been expected to live to about age 65. But bedsore infections can undermine even the strongest spinal cord patients and cause an early death as it did for Reeve at age 52.

Hurricanes to cause erratic vegetable prices, shortages
ALBANY, Ga. - Shoppers may be faced with wide price swings for fresh vegetables this fall and winter because of losses and disruptions caused by the hurricanes that devastated Florida last month and then swept north to Georgia.

Hurricanes to cause erratic vegetable prices, shortages

Calhoun appreciating finer things about life
Jim Calhoun said he had always lived the good life, but he'd never stopped to reflect just how good.

Calhoun appreciating finer things about life

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

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.

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.

Happily married, Tiger not sure when the honeymoon will end

Asahi Ryokuken struggles to find footing

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.

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.

Hello, Neumann: Star ends drought

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.

Woods says he's enjoying his honeymoon

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.

Neumann's putting puts on show at Asahi

Woods says he's enjoying his honeymoon
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.

Ryokuken not yet set for 2005

Neumann's putting puts on show at Asahi
If Liselotte Neumann had known she'd get along so famously with Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club's greens, she no doubt would have played in the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship before this year.

Stolz holds on to win first title

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.

Matthew, downgraded to tropical depression
NEW ORLEANS - Service was restored Monday for residents of a Louisiana city where Tropical Storm Matthew broke a water main, but residents of some coastal areas were still waiting for a wind shift to push high water back out to sea.

Yellow Jackets keep sour weekend away
Thank goodness for Georgia Tech.

Governor restores some funding for Fort Discovery
State and local state representatives announced today that Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has restored some of the funding promised to Augusta's Fort Discovery.

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.

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.

'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

In election, what would Jesus do?
Historically, "religious" militants such as those plaguing us now share five traits: they disrespect other beliefs; they demonize those who oppose them; they disrespect women; they aggressively seek cultural, economic and political control; and they cite religious necessity to justify deceit, intimidation and violence. Catherine O'Shea, Augusta

In election, what would Jesus do?

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

CBS error is tiny compared to Bush's
Your editorial "Rather, the Nixon clone" (Sept. 21) expressed your views regarding erroneous news reports. I wholeheartedly agree with you that such a mistake was an egregious error on the part of CBS and Dan Rather. Unfortunately, journalistic errors do occur, no matter whether the intentions were honorable, as you probably know from your occasional corrections of mistakes your newspaper has made in reporting on newsworthy items.Alan Roberts, M.D., Augusta

Get the facts on the FairTax plan
Inez Tenenbaum's campaign ads attacking Jim DeMint's support for H.R. 2525, better known as the FairTax, are misleading. Her ads claim that South Carolinians will pay more in taxes than under the current tax code. Tod Densmore, Augusta

DeLoach would deliver in House

CBS error is tiny compared to Bush's

McElmurray must be next solicitor
When I think of whom I would most prefer to represent me in the solicitor general's office, the first name that comes to mind is Ben "Swain" McElmurray Jr. Terica Davenport, Augusta

Confederate flag doesn't hinder unity
Dr. Charles Smith, of Augusta's chapter of the NAACP, is wrong to blame the Confederate flag for being a "stumbling block" for racial unity. Mary Capen, North Augusta, S.C.

Support center's marching band
This is for the young lady who made a statement about the marching band at Sand Hills Community Center ("Give band new marching orders," Sept. 29). Why don't some people get a life and stop trying to knock down teenagers who are trying to do something positive in their lives. I live in this community, and I was glad when they built the community center, because now I don't have to go to Warren Road to walk. Robertha Griffin, Augusta

DeLoach would deliver in House
A few years ago my daughter wanted to go to Georgia Military College in Milledgeville. It was something she always had wanted to do. I approached George DeLoach and requested that he help us in any way he could. He assured us that he would. Kathy Williams, Hephzibah

Confederate flag doesn't hinder unity

Business merger through corporate branding

Seniors calendar

Health and fitness calendar

The Sims 2: Turn off the computer while you can

Punk rock latest yoga trend

Should I get broadband Internet service?

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.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle. com. Include the name and phone number of a contact person.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

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.

Business merger through corporate branding
It's one thing to show the world how much you love Coke with a T-shirt or pretend you're Ashton Kutcher by wearing a John Deere trucker hat. But why stop there?

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.

Hajt will use NHL expertise for Lynx
So far, none of his new teammates have asked Chris Hajt what's it like to make it to hockey's biggest stage.

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.

Across the area

Roof of court to be fixed

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.

Isakson leads poll going into debate

Man sentenced to death for killing officer

Beach advisories criticized

Across the southeast

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?

District neighbors seek seats

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

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.

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.

Correction

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.

High school task force stays on call

Episcopalian faith oath causes rift

Woman finds joy with shop workers

The week ahead

Roof of court to be fixed
Repairs are once again under way on the U.S. District Courthouse in Augusta.

District neighbors seek seats
Columbia County voters will fill two contested Board of Education seats Nov. 2, and two employees of the Richmond County school system are among the candidates.

2004 sees fewer killings
With less than three months to go, 2004 has been less deadly for Richmond County residents than last year, with 13 homicides so far, compared with nearly 30 in the same period of 2003.

Project delay worries SRS
AIKEN - Savannah River Site advocates expressed alarm Monday over the possibility that a decision on whether to build a $4 billion trigger factory for atomic weapons might be delayed for a year or two.

Rants and raves
THE DEMOCRATS CAN'T stop the false claim the GOP stole the Florida election. They got the champion election stealer from Chicago to do it, but despite help from the Florida count, justice prevailed. It was fair. It will be fair again.

Beach advisories criticized
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Georgia beaches received more attention this year than ever before.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A suspicious device that caused the Georgia World Congress Center to be evacuated early Monday morning turned out to be a piece of equipment for a show running at the center.

Picking the best
South Aiken Baptist Christian School first-grader Sarah Bishop, 7, takes her time to pick out just the right pumpkin for Halloween while visiting St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church's pumpkin patch Monday in Aiken.

County to recycle land for sports park
In the future, people won't be going to a Columbia County landfill site to dump trash, but they might visit to play a sport.

Group seeks to provide millions water
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Molly and George Greene have a dream. They hope to bring clean water to 100 million people around the world within seven years.

Rants and Raves
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Transport industry calls for funding
ATLANTA - Though billions of dollars have flowed to airports since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the nation's other transit systems have been severely underfunded when it comes to security measures, transportation industry officials said Monday.

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

Hygienist to examine mold spores at Center
Augusta Commission members voted to hire an industrial hygienist Monday to assess the severity of the mold problems at the Joint Law Enforcement Center.

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.

Across Georgia

Holiday closings
The following Columbus Day schedules have been announced:

S.C. beaches endure brunt of erosion

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.

Three teens shot at State Fair

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."

Across South Carolina

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.

Group seeks to provide millions water

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.

High school task force stays on call
Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength withdrew his deputies from all but one high school Monday but declared "the task force is not dead."

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.

Moore to speak at Augusta banquet

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.

2004 sees fewer killings

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
THE DEMOCRATS CAN'T stop the false claim the GOP stole the Florida election. They got the champion election stealer from Chicago to do it, but despite help from the Florida count, justice prevailed. It was fair. It will be fair again.

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

Hygienist to examine mold spores at Center

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.

County to recycle land for sports park

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.

Truck overturns

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.

Project delay worries SRS

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.

Kid of the day

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.

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON - An Easley man has died after being hit by three vehicles while crossing a road near Pickens, state troopers said.

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

Regents will decide where to cut costs
ATHENS, Ga. - Two buzzwords - tuition and layoffs - will be at the heart of the conversation when the state Board of Regents meets this week to consider ways for the 34-campus university system to cope with another round of budget cuts.

Kid of the day

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 5-year old Taylor Paradise Meeks of Augusta.

Teen adjusts to life after brain injury

S.C. beaches endure brunt of erosion
CHARLESTON - South Carolina's beaches, battered by five tropical systems this year, are in their worst shape in years heading into the winter storm season, an oceanographer warned Monday.

School board races to be close contests

Isakson leads poll going into debate
ATLANTA - Republican Johnny Isakson and Democrat Denise Majette take their battle to succeed U.S. Sen. Zell Miller into a debate in middle Georgia today after a weekend poll showed Mr. Isakson with a double-digit lead.

Conyers judge cracking down on English interpreters

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Truck overturns
A Mastec truck and trailer lie overturned on Atomic and Radio Station Road. Lance Cpl. Dwight Green, a spokesman for the South Carolina Highway Patrol, said Rogie Tindall, 41, of Neeses, S.C., overturned the vehicle when he swerved to miss a vehicle that didn't yield the right of way.

Sheriff problems get public's attention

Hopefuls offer ideas at forum
AIKEN - When the discussion turned to finances, the candidates for the Aiken County school board got a little fired up at a forum Monday night.

Holiday closings

Across the area
The district attorney announced his intentions Monday to seek the death penalty if an Augusta man is convicted of murder in the slaying of a 64-year-old woman who had befriended him and his girlfriend

Some disabled sportsmen still in the hunt

Across South Carolina

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

Transport industry calls for funding

Five questions

Referendum would give tax breaks for farms

Picking the best

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.

New ghost haunts Atlanta this October
ATLANTA - There were so many ghosts in Turner Field on Monday night, the haunted couldn't possibly outrun them all.

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.

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.

Katharine Hepburn memorabilia suggests she 'saved everything'

'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.

Foreign actors are the face of the new Bollywood

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

'Shark Tale' still No. 1

Peter Frampton making new music

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.

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.

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

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.

Nemechek wins at Kansas

Victory a gas for Nemechek

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

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.

SPCA lets Williams off hook
NEWARK, N.J. - A local chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was ordered to close because it did not prosecute Jayson Williams over accusations he shot and killed his dog in anger over losing a bet.

SPCA lets Williams off hook

Bucs edge Saints

Colts rout Raiders

Falcons fall to Lions

Patriots win again

Panthers come up short

49ers edge Cardinals

Giants defeat Cowboys

Chargers get win over Jaguars

Steelers beat Browns

Injuries continue to pile up in Falcons' secondary

Rams get victory over Seahawks

Falcons must cut down on mistakes

Monday night a crucial game for two scuffling teams

Late bloomer Walker is Favre's favorite target

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Mr. Perera A. "Pete" Brodie, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. William Leverett    (THOMSON, G a.)
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Cpt. William "Bill" Matthews    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Helen Turner    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mr. Joseph Ellison    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Barbara Brunson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Lisa Dickson    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mr. Joseph Ellison    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Irma W. DeVault    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. James Hilliard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lottie Mae Lambert    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Marlene R. Landon    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Alma McNeill Conner    (SARDIS, Ga.)
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Miss Carrie Ann Morton    (TRENTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Eunice P. Page    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Vivian Timmerman    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Glenda G. Royal    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Barbara Washington    (WRENS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Jennie Weimortz    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
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Mr. Joseph Carrington    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Vivian Timmerman    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Jimmy Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Henry Brigham    (AUGUSTA, G a.)
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Mr. James Durden    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
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Mr. William C. Leverett    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Bruce Foster    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Omer Mathis    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Paul D. Wenger    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Frances Meeks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Betty Jane Raley    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Albert Morris    (SALUDA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Jane Kyser Wiley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Clayton H. Phillips    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Daral Lariscey    (BATH, S.C.)
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Mr. Gary L. Phillips    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Bertha Lewis    (GOUGH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Laura Reffett    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mr. Paul Richmond Davis    (CHICAGO, Ill.)
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Mrs. Frances Meeks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Louise Williams    (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. Steven Shelton    (BEAUFORT, S.C.)
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Mrs. Meryl Williamson    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Roosevelt Simpkins    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)
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Mr. Bobby Lewis Bohler    (LINCOLNTON, 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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Mr. Arthur Lee Stone    (LAUDERDALE, F la.)
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Profile obituary: Mr. Henry H. Brigham, Sr.
Profile obituary: Mr. Henry H. Brigham, Sr.- Family and friends of Henry H. Brigham Sr. remember him as a gentleman, a scholar and a fiery politician who used his passion to help senior citizens and children.

Rev. Clifford Emmett    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
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Mrs. Louise Williams    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mr. Bruce Foster    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Clara E. Hilley    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Frances Meeks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clayton H. Phillips (AIKEN, S.C.)

Profile obituary: Mr. Henry H. Brigham, Sr.

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

Mr. Omer Mathis (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. James Hilliard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Morris (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mr. James Durden (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Louise Williams (EVANS, Ga.)

Rev. Clifford Emmett (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

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

Mr. Bruce Foster (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lisa Dickson (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lottie Mae Lambert (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. William C. Leverett (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Lewis (GOUGH, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Reffett (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Meryl Williamson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Williams (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Sgt. James Slade, Sr. (AUGUSTA, G a.)

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

Mrs. Barbara Washington (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Miss Carrie Ann Morton (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Jane Kyser Wiley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Leverett (THOMSON, G a.)

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

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

Mr. Joseph Ellison (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Vivian Timmerman (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Turner (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Joseph Carrington (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Lewis Bohler (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Irma W. DeVault (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Henry Brigham (AUGUSTA, G a.)

Mrs. Meryl Williamson (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joseph Ellison (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Glenda G. Royal (EVANS, Ga.)

Davenport wins Porsche GP

Overtime

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Falcons must cut down on mistakes
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Jim Mora was disappointed, not disgusted, as he watched film Monday of the Atlanta Falcons' first loss in 2004.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Late bloomer Walker is Favre's favorite target
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Green Bay Packers receiver Javon Walker is a late bloomer.

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.

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.

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

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.

New ghost haunts Atlanta this October

LPGA's sound of silence: End lacking drama

Pelosi on campaign trail as HBO tour guide

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.

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.

TV highlights, lowlights for the week

Bush, Kerry give viewers livelier show

William Shatner enjoys comeback in legal drama

Hurricanes great for The Weather Channel

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.

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."

William Shatner enjoys comeback in legal drama
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. - William Shatner won a guest actor Emmy last month for playing bombastic barrister Denny Crane on The Practice. That show's gone - but not Crane, who now has a full-time job on the spinoff, Boston Legal.

Queen Latifah conquers film and music

'Superman' star dies at age 52

Gamecocks' season changes in one game

Gamecocks take close look at loss

Gamecocks take close look at loss
South Carolina's football practice fields were desolate Monday afternoon - devoid of players, coaches, managers and anyone else in Gamecocks garb.

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.

Girl must choose either reputation or friendship
This week's question: I have this friend who just had a baby. The thing is, I don't know how to act around her now because of her baby. People are starting to talk about her, and I don't want them to start talking smack about me too. What can I do? I don't just want to stop being her friend, but I also don't want to be labeled a slut, too.

My style

Edwards, Cheney reaffirmed stereotypes

My style
The Facts: Kenneth Small, 15, a sophomore at the Academy of Richmond County.

Girl must choose either reputation or friendship

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold:

Students learn marketing through DECA

Edwards, Cheney reaffirmed stereotypes
OK, some people have been complaining that Xtreme hasn't been covering politics, so, I return to the arena.

Students learn marketing through DECA
Between selling chocolate bars and Coca-Colas and conducting food drives, members of Hephzibah High School's DECA club also get a crash course in life.

Question of the week

Question of the week
Q: How prevalent is underage drinking at your school?

County's schools focus too much on dress code
Shirttails, flip-flops, miniskirts and halter tops. Most every high school student in Richmond County thinks of one thing when they hear these words: dress code.

Xtreme calendar
RENT OR BUY: Movies out in DVD include Breakin' All the Rules, starring Jamie Foxx as a man who loses his job and his girlfriend only to write best-seller about breaking up; and Raising Helen, starring Kate Hudson as an aunt who finds that taking care of her newly-orphaned nieces may not mix with her fast-paced lifestyle.

Xtreme calendar

Audio best

County's schools focus too much on dress code

Teen found in wrecked car eight days after crash

New burger-stuffing record set

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