Arts calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Play tells the story of Lucy Craft Laney
For the cast of A Voice on the Winds of Change, a play based on the life of Lucy Craft Laney, success means more than memorizing lines and developing believable characters.

Artist spotlight: James Price and Jeroam Manley
James Price and Jeroam Manley WHAT THEY DO: Filmmakers CURRENT PROJECT: Soul Searchin' Nights, a documentary about Augusta's Soul Bar

Arts calendar

9/11 report leads finalists for National Book Awards
ST. PAUL, Minn. - What could have been a dry, impenetrable government document - the final report of the 9/11 Commission - has been honored as a finalist for a National Book Award.

9/11 report leads finalists for National Book Awards

Artist spotlight: James Price and Jeroam Manley

Tales fuel rivalry of Yankees, Red Sox
NEW YORK - There are 8 million stories in the Naked City.

La Russa loving Cardinals' sixth inning slug-fest
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis manager Tony La Russa tried to choose his favorite hit of the Cardinals' game-turning sixth inning.

St. Louis slugger remains upbeat

Carpenter will not pitch in playoffs

Rivera arrives just in time
NEW YORK - Somehow the night, laden with so much drama and history, seemed destined to distill down to the inevitable confrontation: Mariano Rivera once again choking off the Boston Red Sox.

Schilling to miss start in Game 5
BOSTON - Boston ace Curt Schilling will not start Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Sunday because of an injured right ankle, though it's possible he could return later in the series.

Carpenter will not pitch in playoffs
ST. LOUIS - The end of the season came early for Chris Carpenter.

No. 2s packing quite a punch

Cards weather storm
ST. LOUIS - Rain or shine, the St. Louis Cardinals' big bats always seem to come through in the end.

Astros throw Backe out to begin series

St. Louis slugger remains upbeat
ST. LOUIS - The way things have gone for Scott Rolen the second half of this season, no one could blame him for getting surly.

St. Louis slugs way past Houston
ST. LOUIS - Make no mistake about it - this is a sluggers' series.

Astros throw Backe out to begin series
ST. LOUIS - The Houston Astros started the season with high hopes, confident their pitching package of Roger Clemens, Roy Oswalt, Andy Pettitte and Wade Miller could carry them a long way.

Rivera arrives just in time

Cards weather storm

Lieber pitches Yanks closer
NEW YORK - Pedro Martinez has a new "Daddy." His name is Jon Lieber.

La Russa loving Cardinals' sixth inning slug-fest

No. 2s packing quite a punch
ST. LOUIS - On most teams, the No. 2 hitter does the little things to help a team win.

Schilling to miss start in Game 5

Tales fuel rivalry of Yankees, Red Sox

Boston could call on Lowe
NEW YORK - Derek Lowe was the forgotten man in Boston's playoff rotation, relegated to the bullpen after a number of shaky outings down the stretch.

Theories of why the Braves flopped - again

Birth announcements

Birth announcements
Nicholas Joseph Plantamara: Mr. and Mrs. Philip Plantamara, of Martinez, announce the birth of a son, Nicholas Joseph Plantamara, Sept. 8, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Luby and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Plantamara, all of Martinez.

Odds and Ends
LONDON - Spiders are more scary than terrorists - at least according to a survey of a thousand Britons.

Odds and Ends
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - People who went to a local clinic to get a flu shot didn't receive the vaccine they wanted. Instead, they received an old-fashioned remedy.

Furcal pleads guilty on second DUI

Furcal pleads guilty on second DUI
ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves shortstop Rafael Furcal, who is serving a 21-day jail sentence for being arrested while on probation, pleaded guilty Thursday to a second drunken driving charge.

Business briefs
A Florida bank with a Puerto Rican holding company has acquired three Augusta SouthTrust Bank branches to satisfy the regulatory concerns of its pending merger with Wachovia.

Business briefs

McDonald's to temporarily drop 'Arches'
LONDON - McDonald's is sending its famous Golden Arches logo on a two-week vacation as the company tries to convince British customers that its menu has shifted from junk food to healthy eating.

Delta alters its deal on debt
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc., which is trying to restructure its massive debt to help avoid bankruptcy, has extended a recent debt exchange offer to next month but will give some creditors a better deal if they agree to the terms within the next two weeks.

Debt is Delta's real concern, analysts suggest
ATLANTA - While much of the public focus surrounding Delta Air Lines Inc.'s turnaround efforts has been on the need for pilot concessions, some analysts say the carrier's massive debt is a bigger challenge and the one more difficult to resolve outside of bankruptcy.

Malaria vaccine showing promise
LONDON - Scientists have made important progress in the quest for a malaria vaccine, demonstrating for the first time that childhood shots can prevent nearly one-third of cases and slash the risk of severe, life-threatening attacks by almost two-thirds.

America's trade deficit swells
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit, propelled by a record foreign oil bill, surged to $54 billion in August, the second- highest level in history. The politically sensitive deficit with China hit a new high as American retailers increased their orders for cell phones, toys and televisions.

Floridian bank wants more branches in Augusta
The Florida bank acquiring three SouthTrust branches in Augusta said Thursday that it is on the prowl for more property.

Companies try wiping out unnecessary Web surfing

Culpepper plans Thomson move
THOMSON, Ga. - Culpepper Ford is moving to Thomson.

Floridian bank wants more branches in Augusta

Small stores thrive by banding together
For Jim Whitehead, business has never been better.

America's trade deficit swells

Debt is Delta's real concern, analysts suggest

Culpepper plans Thomson move

E-mail is monitored by many employers
Big Brother might not be watching you, but Big Employer probably is.

Business briefs

Companies try wiping out unnecessary Web surfing
Bryan Parker spends much of his day working online and talking on a phone.

GM Europe has plan to cut 12,000 jobs by end of 2006

McDonald's to temporarily drop 'Arches'

Small stores thrive by banding together

GM Europe has plan to cut 12,000 jobs by end of 2006
RUESSELSHEIM, Germany - Blaming high labor costs and weak demand for cars, General Motors Europe said Thursday that it plans to shed 12,000 jobs - almost 20 percent of its work force - in an effort to halt widening losses.

Business briefs
A decline in the nation's inventory of heating oil catapulted crude futures prices toward $55 a barrel Thursday, providing the latest jolt to a market already rattled by the world's tight supply of oil, strong demand and the possibility of output problems in several producing nations.

North Carolina mistakenly gives out private information
TAR HEELS: In Chapel Hill, N.C., North Carolina mistakenly failed to omit the name of a student-athlete when it gave a newspaper a copy of a letter informing the student of a positive drug test, athletic director Dick Baddour said.

Florida's AD reprimands Zook
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida coach Ron Zook acknowledged Wednesday that he confronted several fraternity members after a fight between them and three of his players in September.

Florida's AD reprimands Zook

Peach Belt flexes its muscle

Metress looks for 'buzz' as new faces hit the hardwood

Riding for a good cause

Profiles in panic

Raising false hopes
The Guinness World Records book may have a new record: the most outrageous campaign promise ever made.

Riding for a good cause
The tonic of life is to have great fun with your family and friends while also doing a good deed for your community. Such an event is in the offing Saturday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the old General Cinemas parking lot behind Augusta's Regency Mall.

The value of Discovery
From this end of the state, it looked like pure madness.

The great debates
Well, they're over - all three presidential debates. The fates of President George W. Bush and challenger John Kerry are now in the hands of the people.

Profiles in panic
What do you look for in an elected official? Courage? Steadfast resolve? A reasoned, well-measured train of thought?

The value of Discovery

Raising false hopes

A 'quiet storm'
A long battle with a diabetes-related illness took the life of one of Augusta's finest leaders and educators earlier this week - Henry Brigham Sr., 75.

Sportscaster receives star on Walk of Fame
LOS ANGELES - Sportscaster Al Michaels got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Wednesday to honor his work announcing everything from the Olympics to "Monday Night Football."

People in the News
PARIS - Blondes may have more fun, but Nicole Kidman says she'd rather have been born a brunette.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Boshears Skyfest: a jet-powered show
Wisconsin native Paul Stender likes a little power in his Port-O-Let.

Club calendar
Here's a list of entertainment at Aiken-Augusta nightclubs.

USC Aiken sorority prepares moves for Classic competition
Don't be fooled by the peaceful, innocent-looking faces of the seven women of the University of South Carolina Aiken's Rho Lamda chapter of Delta Sigma Theta who are standing in formation for a step. Seconds into a rehearsal for Saturday's CSRA Classic Greek Step Show, one thing is obvious: they mean business.

Galleries calendar
Here's a list of gallery showings and events in the Aiken-Augusta area.

Man, his son inspire each other in bodybuilding competitions
The first time Bernard Cunningham Sr. competed in a bodybuilding contest, he won.

People in the News
NEWARK, N.J. - A computer-animated film that Christopher Reeve had been directing at the time of his death will remain in production, company officials said.

Champ tips hat to late mother

Fishing tournament news

Ill wind continues to blow

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

Ill wind continues to blow
High winds have kept many fishermen off area lakes and the Atlantic Ocean this week, and 20- to 30-mph winds are predicted for today.

Champ tips hat to late mother
Marty Quesada Jr. credits his late mother for helping him capture his second Mr. Clark Hill bass fishing championship Oct. 2 on Strom Thurmond Lake.

Walton Way Deli, El Alazan ready to serve
After five years of serving only lunch, Walton Way Deli now offers breakfast from 6:30-10 a.m. and is open from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Grubbin': California Cafe

Grubbin': California Cafe
California Cafe SIGNATURE DISH: Buffalo chicken wrap (buffalo chicken strips, lettuce, Swiss cheese with ranch dressing in a wrap), $5.95

Walton Way Deli, El Alazan ready to serve

Plant now for vegetables all season long
Don't put away that trowel just yet. There are greens to be grown!

Plant perennials now, enjoy flowers for years

Plant now for vegetables all season long

Plant perennials now, enjoy flowers for years
Perennial flowers continue to be popular in the landscape. They offer the gardener the beauty of a herbaceous ornamental that does not have to be planted every year like annual flowers

Maggert no match for Goosen at Wentworth

Maggert no match for Goosen at Wentworth
VIRGINIA WATER, England - U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen was the only winner on a rainy opening day of the World Match Play Championship at Wentworth on Thursday, beating Jeff Maggert by a record 12 and 11.

Prep football polls

Key matchups

Player of the week: Tommy Seals

Long snappers in hot demand

Football cemented the legend of Guy

Big games on tap for Friday

Big games on tap for Friday
Burke County coach Steve Summers was on the phone this week with Jefferson County coach J.B. Arnold. They talked about two teams and a very important meeting this Friday.

Key matchups
Key matchups for Friday night's high school football action.

Player of the week: Tommy Seals
This week's From the Huddle Player of the Week is Warren County's freshman QB/PT Tommy Seals.

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

Football cemented the legend of Guy
Ralph Starling is one of many Thomson, Ga., residents who tell tall tales of native son Ray Guy - the town's gridiron equivalent of Paul Bunyan.

Long snappers in hot demand
College football fans call it the second season.

Theories of why the Braves flopped - again
The leaves begin to turn. The nights turn cooler. The Braves are eliminated from baseball's postseason. It happens every fall - the Tomahawk Flop.

Two killed in separate traffic accidents
An Augusta teenager and a 37-year-old Thomson man were killed in two separate traffic accidents Friday morning, according to officials.

Crash kills bicyclist
Authorities have closed a section of Deans Bridge Road after a bicyclist was killed in an afternoon traffic accident.

Not even close - Cal Thomas was wrong
In his column "Not even close - Cheney won the debate" (Oct. 8), Cal Thomas declared Vice President Dick Cheney the "big time" winner over John Edwards in their Oct. 5 debate. To support this contention, Thomas cited two lines with which Cheney "seriously damaged" the senator's "moral claim on issues." Tim L. Sadenwasser Augusta

Call out Kerry about his Iraq lies
What suits America better, the plain and simple truth or an elegant lie? Louis Dinkins Augusta

Not even close - Cal Thomas was wrong

Bush does much more harm than good
When I see so many posters showing support for President Bush, I wonder whether these people recognize the things he has done, or failed to do, that have seriously reduced our security and have increased the risk of a nuclear attack here at home. Victor Reilly, Aiken, S.C.

Kerry's actions were despicable

Kerry's actions were despicable
Having served in the U.S. Army for several years - including one year in Vietnam, 1966-67 - I have some idea of what a combat award entails. I know that one cannot submit himself for any such award. Bruce H. Tedford Hephzibah

Keep Padgett on school board

Keep Padgett on school board
Jeff Padgett was elected District 8 representative to the Richmond County Board of Education in 2000. He has served as president of the board since 2002. This has not been an easy time for the school system or the board. But things are looking up, thanks to Jeff's caring, common sense and dedication. He brings reason to the board. Brian J. Mulherin Augusta

Children exposed to excess stress
I am a mother and grandmother. Over the past 20 years or so, I have watched and tolerated the stress and, in my opinion, abuse that the school systems place on our children. Today, I listen to young parents and educators, and I never hear anything good or positive about the education system. Now that I am a grandmother and have a 5-year-old in school, I understand why. Deborah Dietschler Evans

Japan confirms 14th case of mad cow disease

'Green Arrow' to feature HIV-positive sidekick

Local cultural attractions that showcase diversity themes

Google expands search to computer desktop with new tool

Japan confirms 14th case of mad cow disease
TOKYO - Japan confirmed its 14th case of mad cow disease on Thursday, underscoring concerns about the fatal brain-wasting illness as Tokyo mulls relaxing cattle-testing standards that could allow the resumption of U.S. beef imports.

'Green Arrow' to feature HIV-positive sidekick
LOS ANGELES - Along with fighting alien menaces and criminal masterminds, the "Green Arrow" comic book will now feature a sidekick engaged in a more personal struggle - this one against HIV.

Google expands search to computer desktop with new tool
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Online search engine leader Google Inc. is setting its sights on the computer desktop with a new software program that promises to scour through the clutter of documents, e-mails, instant messages and other files stored on hard drives.

Diversity isn't new to Augusta, it's been a part of the history since the beginning
Sweeping back and forth over the pages of Augusta's history have been waves of American migration, each depositing new pieces of the mosaic that is our diverse population today.

Local cultural attractions that showcase diversity themes
Many of Augusta's cultural attractions reflect her historical mosaic. A few worthwhile stops for the student of Augusta's many cultures include:

As the world changes, employers must diversify
In this hyper-information age, the greatest assets of most companies are now on two feet. It's not the money in the bank or the software in their computers, but the brains behind their desks that will make the difference in profit and loss, success or failure in the competitive world of 21st century businesses.

Josh St. Louis is back with Lynx
Josh St. Louis began his professional hockey career in Augusta.

Candidates grapple over taxes, gun control and abortion

Group criticizes sales tax package

Caretaker faces child porn charge

Student ambassador is surprised by Australia
While in Australia this summer as a student ambassador, 14-year-old Brittany Pawlak learned that some depictions of the country are a little misleading.

Across the area

Fun-filled Small Fry Olympics delight

Gay-marriage vote could affect parties

Seniors make friends while getting fit

Board OKs revised history standards

Parents aid teachers in filling gaps
As budget shortages continue to plague school systems nationwide, school administrators are increasingly looking to parent-teacher groups to help fill the funding gaps.

Charter school's fee fight persists

News you can use
OCT. 15, 1980 Augusta officials have approved the sale of land along the Savannah River between 13th and 15th streets for a 54-unit condominium complex but attached several conditions to the sale.

Center serves Paine College students

Colonial Times re-enactors get ready
When inventing his role as an 18th-century colonist, Ken Bloom wanted a character that reflected his interests in music and history but one who lived a life that wouldn't send him to debtor's prison.

Anniversaries
Richard and Joan Anderson, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at Julian Smith Casino. The party was given by their children and grandchildren. They have two children and three grandchildren.

School lunch menus
Here are Richmond County school lunch menus through October 22.

ASU film graduates expose reel stories

Student ambassador is surprised by Australia

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 11-year old Haley Elizabeth Saxon of Augusta.

Rants and raves
WHY DO THE TAXPAYERS of Richmond County let 12 morons run the Civic Center? They only have one good customer, the Lynx, and they are trying their best to run them out of the building.

SPLOST project: Augusta Museum of History
Editor's Note: On Nov. 2, Richmond County voters will be asked to approve $486 million in projects to be funded by Phase 5 of the 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax, which will begin in 2006.

Group criticizes sales tax package
Amy Lawson held her 13-month-old daughter Taylor in her arms while Republican Party Chairman Dave Barbee asked the public to vote no on Phase 5 of the $486 million special purpose local option sales tax package Thursday.

Seniors make friends while getting fit
For the past 3 years, Janette Croft has been starting nearly every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning the same way - exercising at Senior Friends, an organization for people 50 and older.

Farmers market
This is a list of commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

Deputies arrest 3 in thefts

Center serves Paine College students
Paine College students who went to the school's Tutorial and Enrichment Center seeking help with their midterm studies last week also received cake, snacks and other incentives from the staff.

Owner calls for change after dog dies from shot

Soldier Show is special for troops
Two years ago, Jacob Cayouette sat in the audience at Fort Gordon's Alexander Hall for the U.S. Army Soldier Show.

Elderly line up for flu vaccine

Around the block
The Augusta Choral Society will hold its annual fall gala concert at 8 tonight at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. The concert will feature the university's choir, orchestra, wind ensemble and jazz ensemble programs. Emily Remington, the founder of the choral society and a former Augusta College choral director, will be honored. Tickets are $10, with free admission with a university ID. For more information, call 737-1453.

Kid of the day

Couple leaves $2.5 million to hospital
They were a quiet, modest couple who invested wisely and wanted to help others but didn't really want the notoriety.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 22-month old Joshua James Hall of Martinez.

Owner calls for change after dog dies from shot
SAVANNAH - There is a shrine of sorts on the front doorstep of Diana Thibodaux's lawn, which carries the story of the death of Maggie, her dog.

Around the block

Around town

Crash kills bicyclist

Across Georgia

Kid of the day

Gay-marriage vote could affect parties
ATLANTA - Conventional wisdom has it that an amendment to the state constitution banning gay marriage will probably win the approval of Georgia voters this November, likely by a comfortable margin.

Rants and raves
WHY DO THE TAXPAYERS of Richmond County let 12 morons run the Civic Center? They only have one good customer, the Lynx, and they are trying their best to run them out of the building.

Lottery reports decline in sales

Colonial Times re-enactors get ready

News you can use

Drug-free lifters look good naturally
Three months ago, Veronica Jackson weighed 98 pounds.

Board loosens uniform policy

River Run to provide holiday dinner for disabled
Living Light Village Inc. will hold its first River Run fund-raiser Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion.

Fun-filled Small Fry Olympics delight
After patiently waiting his turn, 5-year-old Elijah Thompson stepped up to the miniature green that Putt-Putt Golf and Games had set up at the Fleming Complex on Lumpkin Road.

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

For the record

Around town

JROTC program has proud history
Raymond Sumner, 76, looked authoritative as he stood outside the fence of the Academy of Richmond County's football stadium with proud mothers and fathers who were watching 266 cadets in formation on the field.

Sanford proposes streamlining health care
BELVEDERE - Continuing his push for more efficient government, Gov. Mark Sanford said Thursday that he wants to consolidate the state's eight health care agencies under one roof and place South Carolina's budgeting agency under his control in the coming year.

Reunions
NATIONAL HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Seeking alumni, faculty, staff for a 40th anniversary celebration 3-5 p.m. Sunday; 1215 Northwood Road.

Drug-free lifters look good naturally

Canal slaying trial begins

Soldier Show is special for troops

Panel holds school's fate

Maxwell House developers defend project

Deputies arrest 3 in thefts
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have made arrests in a series of burglaries and vandalism in the city's Forest Acres subdivision, officials said.

Doctors support changes in health insurance

Rants and raves
YOU PEOPLE WHO LOVE Kerry, if he's president you'll have more murdered babies for stem cells, more same-sex marriages, our law will be under the U.N. nation, we'll all be hungry, no jobs, our children taken from us for the U.N. to raise in camps because communists are in this country. Kerry's wife has three companies overseas. Is she bringing them back for jobs? Just see what you have when you get Kerry in.

Across South Carolina

Anniversaries

Creations catch eyes of collectors

Reunions

SPLOST project: Augusta Museum of History

Aiken will be Gold Cup host in '05

Couple leaves $2.5 million to hospital

JROTC program has proud history

Post happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Plans worry agency boards

No cheers for ban on uniforms
Blakely McKnight is her school's biggest fan. But how she feels about the school board is another story.

Elderly line up for flu vaccine
AIKEN - A crowd of senior citizens that ranged in the hundreds lined up Wednesday morning outside Aiken County's public health building, waiting for some of the only available flu vaccinations in the Aiken-Augusta area.

Campaigns disclose funding
Former state Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker's campaign donations have slowed since his 142-count federal indictment in June, but the Democrat has still collected more money than his District 22 Republican rival, Don Cheeks, during the past three months.

Around town
A city worker walks across the pedestrian walkway from the municipal parking garage to the Richmond County Board of Education central office building on Broad Street in Augusta.

News you can use

Farmers market

Across South Carolina
WEDGEFIELD - Sumter County investigators are trying to figure out whether four fatal shootings in four days are linked.

Campaigns disclose funding

Canal slaying trial begins
Mary Elizabeth Treadwell could have survived the brutal beating, but it didn't stop there, a prosecutor told the jury Wednesday.

Across the area

Plans worry agency boards
The boards of three groups concerned with the future of downtown Augusta will meet with two developers today who want to redevelop the Maxwell House Apartments on Greene Street.

Parents aid teachers in filling gaps

Doctors support changes in health insurance
he impact of uninsured patients is felt across Augusta, from higher premiums for those who can get health insurance to military reservists without health coverage who aren't fit to fight overseas, a panel of hospital executives said Thursday.

Rants and raves
YOU PEOPLE WHO LOVE Kerry, if he's president you'll have more murdered babies for stem cells, more same-sex marriages, our law will be under the U.N. nation, we'll all be hungry, no jobs, our children taken from us for the U.N. to raise in camps because communists are in this country. Kerry's wife has three companies overseas. Is she bringing them back for jobs? Just see what you have when you get Kerry in.

Area news sources foster good credibility
Augusta Chronicle readers participating the Associated Press Managing Editors survey of media credibility responded that while the national media isn't credible, they trust local outlets more to keep them informed.

News you can use
OCT. 14, 1980 Richmond County Sheriff's investigators on Monday marked their third day questioning a 40-year-old Warrenville, S.C., man in connection with the kidnapping of Valerie Newsome.

Caretaker faces child porn charge
A man who helped take care of an Augusta judge's ailing mother has been arrested on child pornography charges, officials said Thursday.

Odor might be linked to chicken manure
The foul funk that has plagued the area since the weekend may be caused by, well, fowl.

ASU film graduates expose reel stories
These filmmakers might not get the attention Michael Moore has with Fahrenheit 9/11, but they are making a start.

Across Georgia
EAST POINT - A man who recently raped a 13-year-old girl is linked by DNA to the 1995 rape and murder of another Atlanta girl, East Point police say.

Board might still pay deputies
The recent surge in school violence in Richmond County schools has demanded more officers, but school board members could not decide Thursday how they wanted to handle it.

Across the area
Additional deliberations failed to help a jury decide Wednesday if a recorded message Richard Gonnella left for a friend who is a potential witness during his murder trial constituted a terroristic threat.

Plan would raise lake levels
Water levels in Thurmond Lake could be kept as much as a foot higher under scenarios being evaluated in a federal study to re-examine water allocation priorities along the Savannah River.

Charter school's fee fight persists
Officials with an Edgefield County charter school and the county's public school district continue to disagree over records and money, and the state is said to be reviewing the situation.

Maxwell House developers defend project
The prospective owners of the Maxwell House Apartments on Greene Street assured downtown leaders Thursday their project will not be like the Richmond Summit on Broad Street.

Panel holds school's fate
AIKEN - A nine-member committee will meet today to help decide the fate of the John de la Howe School, the third largest employer in rural McCormick County.

Across Georgia
MARIETTA - A woman convicted of poisoning her husband and accused of killing a boyfriend with antifreeze faces more criminal charges after the Gwinnett County grand jury indicted her on three counts of forgery in the first degree.

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - A Greenville teacher and assistant football coach was arrested Thursday on assault charges.

Plan would raise lake levels

Across the area
A Richmond County Superior Court jury will be asked to decide today whether Mary Elizabeth Treadwell's death was murder or manslaughter.

Board loosens uniform policy
Varsity cheerleader Blakely McKnight tried to rally school board members Thursday to give her a Y-E-S.

Woman accused of hiring mobsters
CHARLESTON, S.C. - A Charleston businesswoman who investigators say hired Russian mobsters to kill her business partner and former lover has been charged with interstate murder-for-hire.

Aiken will be Gold Cup host in '05
AIKEN - When Matias Magrini started playing polo in the United States more than a decade ago, one of his first memories was the Gold Cup.

Creations catch eyes of collectors
AIKEN - By day, Larry Page is an insurance agent who wears crisp white shirts and ties.

Two killed in separate traffic accidents

Board OKs revised history standards
ATLANTA - Students across Georgia will see changes in their social studies classes when the state's new curriculum takes effect in a few years - and a controversial proposal to omit mention of the Civil War has been rethought.

Sanford proposes streamlining health care

Around town
Daniel Lopez, 2, picks out a pumpkin at St. Bartholomew's Great Pumpkin Patch in North Augusta after story time. The pumpkin patch is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church. Story time is held Monday through Friday.

Board might still pay deputies

Muslims watch for Ramadan
Watching for the first sliver of the crescent moon is an important responsibility in the Muslim community - a sighting tonight will signal the start of Ramadan at sunrise Saturday.

No cheers for ban on uniforms

Lottery reports decline in sales
ATLANTA - The Georgia Lottery, which posted record-breaking sales last year, ended the first quarter of the new budget year with a sales drop of $5 million compared with the same quarter a year ago.

Post happenings

Massive tsunamis do little to help movie

At the Movies: 'Team America: World Police'

New on DVD
THE REN & STIMPY SHOW: THE FIRST AND SECOND SEASONS (PARAMOUNT, $38.99): The "eediotic" adventures of the gross-out duo come to DVD in a three-disc set containing the first 32 episodes of the cartoon series aimed at adults. The set includes uncut versions of four toned-down cartoons and commentary on six episodes.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

Mini reviews

Massive tsunamis do little to help movie
Traveling fast and light, The Day After Tomorrow takes off quickly and maintains a blistering pace for its two hours.

New on DVD

At the Movies: 'Shall We Dance?'
"Shall We Dance?" is exceedingly faithful - at least in structure - to its source material, a Japanese film of the same name about an accountant who breaks out of his midlife rut by secretly taking ballroom dance lessons.

At the Movies: 'Team America: World Police'
"Team America: World Police" arrives in theaters with what has to be the most unusual, unprecedented blurblet explaining why it received an R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America.

Musician spotlight: The Jade String Trio

Top 20 Concert Tours

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.

Musician spotlight: The Jade String Trio
The Jade String Trio MEMBERS: Claire Chan, violin; Ching Chen Juhl, viola; and Ling Cao, cello

NASCAR newsmaker Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart, one of 10 drivers competing for the Chase for the Championship, is never at a loss for words.

NASCAR newsmaker Tony Stewart

Sadler credits success to teammate Jarrett

Drivers following Elliott's example

Sadler credits success to teammate Jarrett
If Elliott Sadler wins the NASCAR Nextel Cup championship, one of the first things he says he plans to do is ask Robert Yates Racing teammate Dale Jarrett to join him on stage at the awards banquet in New York in December.

Only four racers have avoided major disasters

Only four racers have avoided major disasters
CONCORD, N.C. - When NASCAR dreamed up the Chase for the Championship, it envisioned 10 drivers running door-to-door, nose-to-tail in a made-for-television battle for the Nextel Cup Series championship.

Drivers following Elliott's example
CONCORD, N.C. - News that Terry Labonte is dropping back to a 10-race schedule in each of the next two seasons didn't surprise Bill Elliott.

WNBA is under Storm watch
SEATTLE - Lauren Jackson jogged into the tunnel clutching a bottle of champagne. Sue Bird wore a broad smile, slapping high-fives with fans on her way off the floor.

Peach Belt flexes its muscle
For years, Peach Belt basketball coaches have talked about how their conference is the toughest in the country.

Metress looks for 'buzz' as new faces hit the hardwood
When the clock struck 12:01 this morning, hardwood floors remained silent around the area.

Pair of rookies proving reliable

Broncos QB will remove sticker

Bears' Urlacher eager to play

Pearson found success away from sports

Mr. Eddie "Buddy" Phillips, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Rev. Larry D. Haire, Sr.    (Minister WARRENTON Ga.)
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Mrs. Evelyn S. Smith    (CONCORD, N.C.)
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Mr. Willie S. Johnson, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. R. Bruce Miller    (ELGIN, S.C.)
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Mr. Michael Hatfield    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Thomas Theodore Dicks, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Gaines Garrett    (WILLINGBORO, N.J.)
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Dr. Loton Horton Rasmussen    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Aletha Shokes    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lurleen Evans    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
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Mr. Raymond Scott, Sr.    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Mary Agnes Bowery    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Wilma Rushing Bigger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Louvenia Wright    (VIDETTE, Ga.)
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Ms. Jocelyn Sims    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Sgt. Tommie Steed    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Terry Rouse    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ophelia McCain    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Arthur Lee Stone    (LAUDERDALE, F la.)
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Mrs. Ophelia McCain    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Dennis W. Dunaway    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Deacon George Jones    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Dolan Dean Turpin, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Minister James Hines, Sr.    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
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Mr. Thomas Theodore Dicks, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Free    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Leo Zeigler    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
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Miss Susie McDonald    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Bessie Amerson    (WRENS, Ga.)
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Mr. James Jukes    (SFC THOMSON, Ga.)
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Miss Carrie Ann Morton    (TRENTON, S.C.)
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Mr. Isaiah D. "Mosquito" Burns    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Miss Diane Attaway    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Sarah Yearwood    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
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Mr. Harold Beabout    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. David Wayne Pack    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Felicia Boyd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Barbara Stockton    (WRENS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Esther Lynn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Mariquita Smith    (FLORENCE, S.C.)
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Mr. Ray M. Crockett    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Sgt. James Slade, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, G a.)
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Miss Jessica Colbert-Wells    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Mr. Raymond Scott, Sr.    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Etheridge Clements    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Philip Mitchell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Etheridge Clements    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Lottie E. Bradway    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Henry H. Brigham, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, G a.)
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Ms. Ella M. Kendrick    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lottie E. Bradway    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Willie S. Johnson, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Felicia Boyd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Michael Holman    (ESTILL, S.C.)
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Mr. Harold Beabout    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Michael Hatfield    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Margaret D. Bargeron    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Marguerite L. Gingera    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Bessie Mae Amerson    (WRENS, Ga.)
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Mr. Trial Flournoy    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Elouise Cuyler    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Walter H. Deere    (APPLING, Ga.)
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Mr. Ray M. Crockett    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Miss Jessica Colbert-Wells    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Mr. Neal S. Coleman    (MILLEN, Ga.)
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Mr. Raymond Barnwell    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Jimmy J. Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Miss Carrie Ann Morton    (TRENTON, S.C.)
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Mr. Henry H. Brigham, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, G a.)
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Mr. Isaiah D. "Mosquito" Burns    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. McArthur "Mac" Dyches    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
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Ms. Carrie Lee Hodges    (BARTOW, Ga.)
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Mr. Terry Rouse (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie "Buddy" Phillips, Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Philip Mitchell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Isaiah D. "Mosquito" Burns (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry H. Brigham, Sr. (AUGUSTA, G a.)

Mr. Leo Zeigler (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Lee Stone (LAUDERDALE, F la.)

Mrs. Felicia Boyd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Felicia Boyd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Scott, Sr. (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Evelyn S. Smith (CONCORD, N.C.)

Mr. Dennis W. Dunaway (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Neal S. Coleman (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Ray M. Crockett (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Minister James Hines, Sr. (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Henry H. Brigham, Sr. (AUGUSTA, G a.)

Mrs. Elouise Cuyler (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Gaines Garrett (WILLINGBORO, N.J.)

Mr. David Wayne Pack (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dolan Dean Turpin, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Holman (ESTILL, S.C.)

Mrs. Lottie E. Bradway (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mariquita Smith (FLORENCE, S.C.)

Mr. McArthur "Mac" Dyches (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Theodore Dicks, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ophelia McCain (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Etheridge Clements (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Harold Beabout (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ophelia McCain (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James Jukes (SFC THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Marguerite L. Gingera (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Hatfield (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ray M. Crockett (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Willie S. Johnson, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Carrie Lee Hodges (BARTOW, Ga.)

Miss Jessica Colbert-Wells (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Miss Jessica Colbert-Wells (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Lynn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Scott, Sr. (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Michael Hatfield (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Louvenia Wright (VIDETTE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Agnes Bowery (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Free (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Stockton (WRENS, Ga.)

Deacon George Jones (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Walter H. Deere (APPLING, Ga.)

Miss Diane Attaway (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lurleen Evans (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mr. R. Bruce Miller (ELGIN, S.C.)

Mrs. Bessie Amerson (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Barnwell (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lottie E. Bradway (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Beabout (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

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

Ms. Ella M. Kendrick (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Mae Amerson (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Etheridge Clements (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Miss Susie McDonald (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Overtime

Jaanson basks in the silver lining of Athens Olympics

Overtime
Forward Matt Dzieduszycki arrived in Augusta from Providence, R.I., at lunchtime Wednesday.

Jaanson basks in the silver lining of Athens Olympics
Before the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, an NBC reporter asked Juri Jaanson why he had continued to train and row at the elite level after 18 years.

Candidates grapple over taxes, gun control and abortion
TEMPE, Ariz. - President Bush and rival John Kerry vaulted into the home stretch of the race for the White House by trading blows on taxes, gun control, abortion and jobs, striving in their final debate to cement impressions in voters' minds.

Broncos QB will remove sticker
DENVER - Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer agreed Wednesday to stop wearing a sticker on his helmet in memory of an ex-teammate killed in the war in Afghanistan, and the NFL agreed to find other ways to honor the slain soldier.

Decal puts NFL in a difficult spot
The National Football League wanted to package its tribute to Pat Tillman much the same way it's planning the next halftime show at the Super Bowl. Nice, neat and orderly, with no surprises.

Bears' Urlacher eager to play
LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Brian Urlacher, who'd never missed a game in his four-year career before sitting out the past two with a sore hamstring, hopes to play Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

Pair of rookies proving reliable
If there's one cardinal rule to live by in fantasy football, it has to be don't rely on rookies.

Pearson found success away from sports
If you thought Drew Pearson's career ended when he retired from the Dallas Cowboys in 1984, you don't know the depth of the man at all.

Singer learned much on 'Lawrence Welk Show'

Singer learned much on 'Lawrence Welk Show'
It's no surprise that Lynn Anderson has come out with a bluegrass CD, because she was one of the first country stars to score an international hit with a bluegrass song.

Releases put you in Halloween mood

Schizophrenic style undercut potential of doomed TV series

Drama, comedy, love, action all flourish in agrarian-oriented films

People have been using puppets as their satirical foils for years

Third presidential debate turns into a TV rerun
LOS ANGELES - The third time around, George Bush and John Kerry had sharpened their debating styles. Substance was a different matter.

Third presidential debate turns into a TV rerun

TV producer alleges Bill O'Reilly sexually harassed her

TV producer alleges Bill O'Reilly sexually harassed her
NEW YORK - Bill O'Reilly, whose Fox News Channel show is the highest-rated cable news program, has been accused of sexual harassment by one of his producers. O'Reilly says the complaint is a politically motivated extortion attempt.

Galleries calendar

Boshears Skyfest: a jet-powered show

USC Aiken sorority prepares moves for Classic competition

People in the News

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People in the News

Man, his son inspire each other in bodybuilding competitions

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Thurman gets on Butkus list
ORLANDO, Fla. - The University of Georgia's Odell Thurman has been named one of 12 semifinalists for the Butkus Award, given to the nation's top linebacker.

QB has had to wait for chances
ATHENS, Ga. - As soon as the game ended, D.J. Shockley knew there was someone from the other team he had to find.

Thurman gets on Butkus list

Two Georgia tight ends still working for respect

Two Georgia tight ends still working for respect
ATHENS, Ga. - The promise in the sunny days of August that Georgia football coach Mark Richt saw at the tight end position has been met this autumn with the realization that sophomores Leonard Pope and Martez Milner still have a lot to learn.

Drama, comedy, love, action all flourish in agrarian-oriented films
I am an urban, if not urbane, man. The closest I come to country living is a house in suburbia and, unless reluctant lawn mowing counts as farming, my experience in agriculture is nil.

Schizophrenic style undercut potential of doomed TV series
Its concept was never quite clear and the execution was sometimes spotty, but Greg the Bunny was a television series with a potential for greatness and a doomed destiny.

People have been using puppets as their satirical foils for years
There's something primal about the power of the puppet.

Releases put you in Halloween mood
Although it's still two weeks and change until Halloween, the entertainment world is already woolly with monsters, maniacs and other assorted bump-in-the-night offerings designed to frighten, thrill and, most important, separate startled consumers from some of their hard-earned green. Here's some stuff to look for in the week ahead.

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends