Jon Stewart covers America in a hilarious book

Bestseller list
This week's best selling books list as reported by Publishers Weekly.

Jon Stewart covers America in a hilarious book
NEW YORK - Jon Stewart knows the key to democracy is an informed electorate. How he acts on this knowledge is another matter.

Houston hammers way back
HOUSTON - Roger Clemens hopped off the mound, pumped his right fist and muttered to himself all the way to the dugout. His work was done and the Houston Astros were exactly where they wanted to be - right back in the National League Championship Series.

Scott Rolen: 'about as clutch as you can get'

Bad weather affects Boston's attitude

Caminiti mourned by friends
HOUSTON - Craig Biggio gave a tearful remembrance and Houston teammates Jeff Bagwell and Brad Ausmus also were in attendance Friday at a memorial service for Ken Caminiti.

Cardinals' Kline could return to staff
HOUSTON - Ailing St. Louis reliever Steve Kline was unavailable for Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday, but Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa hopes the left-hander will pitch later this postseason.

Rain doesn't stop game, or the Cards
ST. LOUIS - The rain couldn't come hard enough or fast enough for Phil Garner and the Houston Astros.

Houston hammers way back

Clemens has plenty of fuel left
HOUSTON - Roger Clemens watched Albert Pujols, Scott Rolen and the rest of the St. Louis sluggers dig into the batter's box and take big whacks at Busch Stadium.

Rain doesn't stop game, or the Cards

Bad weather affects Boston's attitude
BOSTON - A gloomy off day in the American League Championship Series was followed by a rainout.

Closer comes through for Houston
HOUSTON - No bullpen collapse by the Houston Astros this time. Brad Lidge was on the mound.

Steady rain postpones third game
BOSTON - Steady rain Friday night forced Major League Baseball to postpone Game 3 of the AL Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees.

The 'House that Ruth built' bat goes to auction
NEW YORK - The greatest worry about the auction of the bat Babe Ruth swung to hit the first home run in Yankee Stadium - against the Boston Red Sox, of all teams - is that this brown beauty of a Louisville Slugger could wind up in the wrong hands.

Steady rain postpones third game

The 'House that Ruth built' bat goes to auction

Closer comes through for Houston

Scott Rolen: 'about as clutch as you can get'
ST. LOUIS - The man has a lot to live up to.

Clemens has plenty of fuel left

Caminiti mourned by friends

Excuses behind Augusta's odors smell suspicious

Odds and Ends
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Even art sometimes needs to go through a spell check.

Pay credit card bills on time or face increased rates
Few people actually read all the fine print included in credit card offers and contracts.

Now you can skip the math on sodas
ATLANTA - No more having to do the math to figure out exactly how many calories and carbs are in that 20-ounce bottle of soda. New nutritional information on labels of Coca-Cola, Pepsi and other popular soft drinks will soon break it down for you.

Vacant property at Kroger will get retailers
A blighted section of Washington Road is due to get a makeover next year.

Pay credit card bills on time or face increased rates

Business briefs

Richmond County property transfers

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Oct. 1-7. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Shoppers return to stores in September

Business briefs
Sporting events in the Garden City are expected to drum up more than $1.4 million in spending this weekend, the Augusta Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates.

On the move

Georgia gas rates may rise
ATLANTA - Atlanta Gas Light Co. has asked the state for a $24.6 million increase in what it charges to supply gas to 1.5 million users in Georgia.

On the move
Peggy Sease has been named the director of human resources at University Hospital. She also is assuming responsibility for benefits and the Employee Health and Wellness Department, and is maintaining her responsibilities in education resources.

Now you can skip the math on sodas

Telemarketing industry adjusts to no-call list

Shoppers return to stores in September
WASHINGTON - Shoppers got their buying groove back last month, propelling sales at the nation's retailers by a strong 1.5 percent, the best showing since March. Activity at factories remained subdued, however, with industrial production rising just 0.1 percent.

Vacant property at Kroger will get retailers

Telemarketing industry adjusts to no-call list
OMAHA, Neb. - In the months before the national do-not-call list went into effect, Stuart Discount laid off more than 150 workers at his telemarketing company. Now the company is back to full strength.

Georgia gas rates may rise

Official has other ideas for money

Official has other ideas for money
Topics of conversation in Augusta last week were the funky odor hanging over the city and its environs, the final presidential debate and local Republicans coming out against the local option sales tax.

Clemson cruises to home victory

Clemson cruises to home victory
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Tommy Bowden wasn't sure what else could go wrong.

College football capsules

Tide rip Eagles behind Darby
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Kenneth Darby rushed for 197 yards and scored two touchdowns, one on a run and one on a pass, as Alabama beat No. 24 Southern Mississippi 27-3 on Saturday for its first win against a ranked opponent in nearly two years.

Cards loss a setback for minors

USC Trojans display firepower
LOS ANGELES - Nobody could call Southern California lucky after this game.

No. 6 Virginia vying for victory, validation

No. 6 Virginia vying for victory, validation
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Virginia is about to find out how it stacks up against one of the best.

Oklahoma QB rallies Sooners to win
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Jason White spent much of the week touting a young Oklahoma teammate for the Heisman Trophy.

Paladins break down The Citadel
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Ingle Martin threw two touchdowns and was 17-for-28 for 213 yards as Furman beat The Citadel, 33-14 on Saturday.

Alabama A&M slaughters Savannah State

Alabama A&M seeks visibility
Anthony Jones recognizes that days like today are vital to the life and progress of his Alabama A&M football program.

Cards loss a setback for minors
DETROIT - Who's your daddy, non-BCS schools?

Paladins break down The Citadel

Something must give in Statesboro

Something must give in Statesboro
The Georgia Southern secondary might have a difficult task today against the Appalachian State passing attack.

Alabama A&M slaughters Savannah State
When most college football coaches talk about playing a 60-minute game, it's the employment of a tired clich about consistency.

Navy Middies getting closer
NEW YORK - For four decades, the routine has been pretty much the same: Notre Dame players and coaches talk up the Navy Midshipmen during the week and beat them up on game day.

College football capsules
College football capsules for Saturday's gridiron action.

Oklahoma QB rallies Sooners to win

Alabama A&M seeks visibility

Hawks' national status back to normal after last season

Now even we are against it
If Augusta commissioners had purposely set out to kill the special purpose local option sales tax, and to cost the county millions in the process, they couldn't have done a better job.

Education is an investment
Students at Augusta State University and Georgia's 33 other public colleges and universities are breathing a sigh of relief this week in wake of the state's Board of Regents' decision not to impose a midyear tuition hike of up to 10 percent.

Education is an investment

Now even we are against it

Poverty and immigration

Parents to the rescue
The right amount of parental involvement is vital for the success of pupils and schools.

Poverty and immigration
A key issue in this election year is the nation's poverty rate. It's getting worse, as is the gap between rich and poor, and it is one of the reasons why the number of people without health insurance is growing.

Video best
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine:

People in the News
CHICAGO - If you really want something, ask the woman who gave cars to her entire talk-show audience.

Employment-company stocks follow nation's economic trends
PHILADELPHIA - Any investment is a bet on the future - most often, of a company's sales and profits. But investors in staffing-company stocks have a broader bet: on the future of the nation's overall economy.

Employment-company stocks follow nation's economic trends

Fair food can be cooked at home
Your bathroom scale is very relieved that the fair season is short if oh, so very sweet. nDeep-fried onions, cotton candy, chili-cheese fries ... these are not the foods that you scarf down on a daily basis.

Fair food can be cooked at home

Eagles show the naysayers a thing or two
STATESBORO, Ga. - Some might have accused Georgia Southern of building its perfect league record against some of the bottom-tier teams in the Southern Conference.

Football: Jackets must avoid letdown
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's football team is coming off an upset of No. 23 Maryland.

Basketball: Getting close didn't satisfy Jackets
ATLANTA - Jarrett Jack spent many nights at Georgia Tech's Alexander Memorial Coliseum when no one else was around.

Jackets' defense dominates in win
ATLANTA - Friends have called Georgia Tech's Eric Henderson "Ickey" for years, in reference to his celebratory dance moves that slightly resemble the shuffle of former Cincinnati Bengals tailback Ickey Woods.

Eagles show the naysayers a thing or two

Football: Jackets must avoid letdown

Basketball: Getting close didn't satisfy Jackets

Jackets' defense dominates in win

Park stays in front with up-and-down
PALM DESERT, Calif. - Grace Park held onto the lead in the Samsung World Championship with a roller-coaster round, while Annika Sorenstam and Cristie Kerr moved within three shots.

Lehman, Geiberger tied for lead at SBC Championship
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Tom Lehman turned 40 and suddenly, the putts stopped falling. That was five years ago, and he has only one victory since.

Park makes field chase her this time

Big Easy has shot at breaking mark
VIRGINIA WATER, England - Defending champion Ernie Els beat Padraig Harrington 5 and 4 on Saturday to move into the final of the World Match Play Championship and stay on course for a record sixth title.

Park makes field chase her this time
PALM DESERT, Calif. - Grace Park, a five-time runner-up this season, isn't doing the chasing in this week's LPGA Tour event.

Geiberger driving for card
GREENSBORO, N.C. - A heat wrap kept Brent Geiberger's ailing hip from hurting, and his best consecutive rounds of the season took care of the rest.

Geiberger driving for card

No top-two showdown as Els wins, Singh out
VIRGINIA WATER, England - Ernie Els scored close victories over Scott Drummond and Angel Cabrera on Friday to move into the semifinals of the World Match Play Championship and stay on course for a record sixth title.

Lehman, Geiberger tied for lead at SBC Championship

Hornets bring down Bruins

Spartans secure playoff spot

Westside runs over Laney

Butler's strong defense keeps Rebels from rising

Prep football briefs

Warriors rush into 1st place

Jefferson County's Walker is in top form

Thoroughbreds put out to pasture again

Knights stand tall after winning field goal

Knights stand tall after winning field goal
After all but locking up a playoff spot with a 15-13 win over Lakeside on Friday, Evans' running back Cheng Ho broke into tears.

Hornets bring down Bruins
Another "Homecoming" at Bruin Stadium and a chance for Orangeburg-Wilkinson to gain a foothold on the Region 4-AAAA title race was once again spoiled Friday night by perennial nemesis Aiken.

Westside runs over Laney
Gerald Barnes wanted to play Jay Tarver at running back during the summer. But the Westside coach was unsure his senior starting linebacker could take the wear and tear of playing both sides of the ball.

Trick play saves Dogs
Harlem scored on a touchdown pass from wide receiver Jeremy Larson with 1:08 remaining in the game to claim a 26-19 homecoming victory over the Cross Creek Razorbacks in Region 3-AAA action.

Devils get best of rival
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - The renewal of one of the best smalltown rivalries in Georgia was interrupted by the officials, though Lincoln County won't complain about the outcome.

Butler's strong defense keeps Rebels from rising
The last pass was inconsequential, but that didn't matter to Stanley Dumas. The Butler senior linebacker still wanted to smack the quarterback one more time.

Prep football briefs
Quarterback Eric Stallings had touchdowns running, catching and throwing as Aquinas wrapped up the first GHSA playoff appearance in school history with a rout of Georgia Military.

Jefferson County's Walker is in top form
Jefferson County's Jeffrey Walker is on the run of his life. Walker's season-high 247 yards on 36 carries in a 22-6 win Friday night against Burke County pushed his season total to 1,590 yards.

Thoroughbreds put out to pasture again
AIKEN - Points have been at a premium for South Aiken all season long.

Warriors rush into 1st place
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Two coaches shook hands in the aftermath of a Region 3-AAA showdown.

Spartans secure playoff spot
Eighteen years had passed since Vyus Downs experienced this kind of exhilaration.

NHL shoots down talk of contraction
RALEIGH, N.C. - The NHL has no plans to eliminate teams in the face of an extended labor dispute with the players association.

Canada dearly misses hockey

Canada dearly misses hockey
MONTREAL - Instead of the beloved Canadiens, rock bands Van Halen and Incubus will be playing soon at the Bell Centre. Hockey Night in Canada - must-see TV for fans from Newfoundland to the Yukon - has been replaced by a triple bill of Hollywood films, starting off with Disney's Dinosaur.

Excuses behind Augusta's odors smell suspicious
Chicken manure? That's the latest suspect in the mystery smell that stank up our town last week.

DeLoach would serve district well
The voters of Georgia House District 123 will have a clear choice when they enter the polls Nov. 2. William H. Craven Jr. Waynesboro

Troops in Iraq make difference
Every day, we watch on television the fighting in Iraq. All the media show is the bad, not the good, in Iraq. Lillian Stevenson North Augusta, S.C.

DeLoach would serve district well

Atkins would shine on school board
I'm pleased that Jimmy Atkins is running for the Richmond County Board of Education's District 8 seat. I've worked with Jimmy at Management Analysis and Utilization Inc. for nearly two years, and consider him to be a very pro-active leader. He serves as a great listener, motivator and implementer. Stacey Williamson Evans

Good Samaritans helped save us

Good Samaritans helped save us
Our heartfelt thanks are due to the three good Samaritans at the scene of our medical emergency on Bobby Jones Expressway in Augusta on Sept. 29, about 2:10 p.m. Phoebe and Jack Linden, Aiken

Atkins would shine on school board

Flooring needs to be repaired

USC Aiken uses Web journals as a recruiting tool

Appalachian artists to see financial aid for marketing

Observatory room has stellar view

Find cause before treating stains

Farmers find ways to control foul smell of manure

Best of Augusta Bash photos

Health officials fight flu vaccine price gouging

This place really rocks

Proper insulation cuts energy bills

How to make a Halloween ghost

Pilgrims, tourists have trod France for many centuries

Frequent guests strain hospitality

Proper insulation cuts energy bills
Odds are good that your home needs more insulation.

Appalachian artists to see financial aid for marketing
ROANOKE, Va. - A federal-state commission will provide up to $100,000 to market quilts, musical instruments and other crafts made in the Appalachian highlands, an area that has been plagued by unemployment.

Flooring needs to be repaired
Q: I recently had wall-to-wall carpet replaced in my home. There were a few floor boards that weren't too solid and I suggested nailing them but the installer said there was no need to, as the pad and carpet would muffle any noise.

Health officials nationwide seek flu shots for elderly
JOHNSTON, Iowa - Health officials are scurrying to secure flu vaccines so the elderly, who are most vulnerable to influenza, have first access to shots after the nation's supply was cut in half.

USC Aiken uses Web journals as a recruiting tool
Many students at the University of South Carolina Aiken know about LaShay Glover's class schedule, her roommates and even the speeding ticket she recently received rushing to class.

Health officials fight flu vaccine price gouging
Caught off-guard by a last-minute flu vaccine shortage, hospitals and health officials are grappling with a side-effect perhaps more virulent than the bug itself: price gouging.

Best of Augusta Bash photos
The annual Augusta Magazine's Best of Augusta Bash, which was held Oct. 7 at Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St., included food and music provided by the winners of the magazine's annual poll.

Farmers find ways to control foul smell of manure
CONESTOGA, Pa. - To longtime rural residents, the smell of manure is something they hardly notice.

Frequent guests strain hospitality
Dear Carson: Do you think it would be appropriate to post guest rules in my home? We have always had a pretty open home, because in my husband's line of work we have a lot of people visit. It has never bothered us in the past, but there is one family that drops by a lot and brings their kids.

Observatory room has stellar view
When Terry Eggan and Nancy Vest want to do a little dreaming, they climb a spiral staircase into a dream that Mr. Eggan made come true: a six-sided observatory atop their home in Eden Prairie, Minn.

Pilgrims, tourists have trod France for many centuries
MOISSAC, France - We strolled through the famed Romanesque monastery of St. Pierre, paying our way into the inner courtyard to enjoy the peace and quiet, the balance of elegant pillars and austere reliefs.

Find cause before treating stains
Q: Could you address pool stains? Our 3-year-old pool looks dirty all the time, and I'm guessing it is iron stains.

This place really rocks
When buying pieces for her new home last year, Gina Kitchens piqued the interest of several shopkeepers.

How to make a Halloween ghost
There's a ghost lurking on my front porch.

Lynx downed by Checkers in preseason
Forward Matt Schmidt made quite a first impression on the Augusta crowd.

Panel advances Perdue charges

Across the Southeast
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Four schools in the University of North Carolina system will participate in a pilot program that allows them to download music, movies and other copyrighted material on the Internet for free.

Cult is quiet after leader's sentence

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 2-year old Payton Lamar Chancey of Augusta.

Across the area

News you can use
OCT. 16, 1954 Harold Hill, 23, a suspect in the death of an Augusta grocer, was arrested yesterday by FBI agents and detectives when he walked into a "trap" in downtown Jackson, Miss.

Gap in funding doesn't dissuade Wilson rivals
AIKEN - Those looking for a political version of the biblical clash between David and Goliath should consider the lopsided re-election quest of U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C.

Pursuit of cash builds at lab
NEW ELLENTON - Like a trade show at a local convention center, the high-tech wares of the Savannah River National Laboratory and four of South Carolina's university research programs were on display Friday. Together, political and academic leaders touted the virtues of cooperation in the tough competition for federal grants and industrial investment.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 2-year old Jaylan Elam of Augusta.

Police look for shooting suspects
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in finding those responsible for pistol-whipping and shooting an Augusta man Thursday night.

Groups attempt to save natural beauty of river

Jury says woman's slaying was murder
An Augusta man's brutal beating and strangulation of his girlfriend was murder, not manslaughter, a jury decided Friday.

Craft has to land in front yard

Radiation detector is scientists' star project
NEW ELLENTON - The research world of the Savannah River National Laboratory doesn't revolve around just nuclear and hydrogen technology.

Rants and raves
I HAVE A BIG RAVE for the Board of Elections in Augusta. Their employees answer the phone personally - no voice mail - and courteously answer any questions and concerns. I am sure they are as busy or busier than other departments. We appreciate their efficiency and courtesy.

Aiken officials disagree on Sanford school plan
AIKEN - With tax credits and school vouchers a hotly debated political issue, one of South Carolina's premier proponents of charter schools said Friday that Gov. Mark Sanford's Contract for Change could revolutionize South Carolina's education system much as the GI bill did for universities.

Cult is quiet after leader's sentence
EATONTON, Ga. - Pyramids, obelisks and a lonely sphinx stand deserted on the Egyptian-themed compound where as many as 500 members of a quasi-religious sect lived only five years ago.

Groups attempt to save natural beauty of river
COUCHTON - The Edisto River quietly flows through Aiken County on its way to the Atlantic Ocean, providing a picturesque landscape, fishing and recreational opportunities.

18th century comes to life

Across Georgia
CORDELE - A sad movie and a night of heavy drinking led a south Georgia man to set his house on fire, the man told police.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Hours after the death of a 14-year-old boy who was shot at the fair last weekend, police arrested a 17-year-old and charged him with murder.

Auditors question facility's fines

2 traffic crashes kill man, teenager

Gap in funding doesn't dissuade Wilson rivals

Kid of the day

Rants and raves
I WAS JUST INFORMED today that Columbia County students are out for a fall break until Wednesday. Why do they need a fall break when Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we just had Labor Day? I can see why test scores and SAT scores are so down: The kids are not learning anything because they're not there.

Hall of fame proposals analyzed

News you can use

News you can use
OCT. 17, 1995 Boral Industries Inc. announced yesterday it has acquired Isenhour Brick and Tile and has moved the headquarters of subsidiary Boral Bricks Inc. from Augusta to Atlanta.

History favors DeMint

City leaders fret over cost of fire assistance

SPLOST projects: Lucy C. Laney High Stadium
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. Each day, The Augusta Chronicle will profile one project targeted by the tax.

In 'right, right' way, Brigham is celebrated
Friends and colleagues of Henry Brigham Sr. gave thanks for the privilege of knowing the soft-spoken Augusta leader they fondly referred to as the "right, right man" at his funeral Friday.

Across the area
Butler High School has made adequate yearly progress, a status awarded this week after its appeal to the Georgia Department of Education was granted.

Morris rejects SPLOST package
William S. Morris III, the publisher of The Augusta Chronicle and a longtime supporter of the 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax, has come out against the latest sales tax package.

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON - A former Anderson postmaster has sued the U.S. Postal Service, saying she faced gender discrimination and retaliation for filing complaints.

Garbage service

Across the area

Across Georgia

Daniel Village loses Goodwill

Across the Southeast

Morris rejects SPLOST package

Boshear's crowd watches sky
At Daniel Field on Saturday, rows of spectators watched with heads tilted back as Gary Ward's Giles 202 zoomed horizontally overhead, then began twirling vertically, dragging circles of cloudy white smoke behind it.

CSRA Classic tailgaters build tradition

18th century comes to life
After several minutes of gunfire in North Augusta on Saturday, Sam Harrison fell to the ground with a painful yell. Several other bodies were strewn across a small field in Living History Park when the skirmish finally was done.

Victim's widow may be allowed to file lawsuit
ATLANTA - A Savannah widow moved one step closer this week to winning the right to sue a south Georgia railroad and a Bulloch County town over the 1997 death of her husband at a railway crossing.

City leaders fret over cost of fire assistance
Columbia County officials say better fire service for residents is around the corner, with several new fire stations planned to be operating in temporary buildings starting Jan. 1.

Senator vows to end disclosure inspection
ATLANTA - Sen. Mitch Seabaugh pledged Friday to continue revising his previous campaign-finance disclosures even as the State Ethics Commission found "reasonable grounds" to believe he violated ethics laws.

Victim's widow may be allowed to file lawsuit

S.C. Attorney General investigating flu shots price gouging
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The state attorney general's office began investigating Thursday two allegations of flu vaccine price-gouging, just hours after it released a telephone number to report such ocurrances.

SPLOST projects: Lucy C. Laney High Stadium

Panel advances Perdue charges
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue faces the prospect of a full-blown ethics hearing after the State Ethics Commission found "reasonable grounds" to believe he violated the codes governing elected officials' behavior.

In 'right, right' way, Brigham is celebrated

War, abuse news give protesters new fuel
ALBANY, Ga. - The war in Iraq and prisoner abuse scandals have intensified the concerns of protesters who gather outside a Georgia Army post each year seeking to close a school they blame for violence and human rights violations in Latin America.

Across South Carolina

Across the Southeast
TAMPA, FLA. - Lawyers for a former professor accused of supporting terrorists said Friday that his trial should be delayed because he has become an issue in a fierce Senate campaign involving his former university's ex-president.

Aiken officials disagree on Sanford school plan

Around town
Daniel Hahn practices on the pipe organ at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Mr. Hahn has been playing the organ for about 10 years. He says he's looking for a job, having recently graduated from the Eastman School of Music and Yale University with degrees in organ performance.

Boshear's crowd watches sky

Across the area
Butler High School has made adequate yearly progress, a status awarded this week after its appeal to the Georgia Department of Education was granted.

S.C. Attorney General investigating flu shots price gouging

Fort Gordon is on track for future investment

Pursuit of cash builds at lab

Teachers learn how to craft national pride

News you can use

Gang fears rattle Aiken

'Shadow' casts light on Vietnam vets

Officials hope 2005 ends terminal delays
There's only one obstacle standing in the way of Augusta Regional Airport's new terminal, but it's a big one.

History favors DeMint
AIKEN - For Inez Tenenbaum, the race for U.S. Senate in South Carolina has always been an uphill climb against the steep natural advantages enjoyed by her opponent, U.S. Rep. Jim DeMint, a Republican running in a GOP-dominant state.

Auditors question facility's fines
ATLANTA - State auditors singled out sanctions against the Estelle Stafford Memorial Personal Care Home in Augusta as an example of how Georgia's regulatory oversight can be a little inconsistent.

Georgia may get uniform SAT law
Schools should count every student who takes the SAT.

Ballot flaws lead to 2nd election
ATLANTA - Georgia voters have an unusual opportunity to vote twice in the same election next month because a ballot mix-up forced a repeat of the Court of Appeals race.

Fort Gordon is on track for future investment
Expanding top-secret intelligence facilities such as Fort Gordon's Regional Security Operations Center is a top priority in the war on terrorism, the new chairman of the House Select Intelligence Committee said Friday.

Daniel Village loses Goodwill
Daniel Village thrift store shoppers will soon be forced to seek secondhand goods elsewhere.

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

Rants and raves
I WAS JUST INFORMED today that Columbia County students are out for a fall break until Wednesday. Why do they need a fall break when Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we just had Labor Day? I can see why test scores and SAT scores are so down: The kids are not learning anything because they're not there.

Rants and raves
I HAVE A BIG RAVE for the Board of Elections in Augusta. Their employees answer the phone personally - no voice mail - and courteously answer any questions and concerns. I am sure they are as busy or busier than other departments. We appreciate their efficiency and courtesy.

Across the area

Gang fears rattle Aiken
AIKEN - Only months after moving into a yellow frame house on Colleton Avenue near the Aiken Produce Co., Judy Smith is thinking about moving.

SPLOST project: Daniel Field renovations

'Shadow' casts light on Vietnam vets
Augustans will have a chance today to view the results of two Texas filmmakers' effort to gather stories from Vietnam veterans and their families.

Officials hope 2005 ends terminal delays

Hall of fame proposals analyzed
If the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame is constructed, it likely won't be alone on its nearly five-acre plot along the Savannah River.

Kid of the day

Across the area
Authorities have identified the bicyclist killed in a Thursday afternoon traffic accident at Deans Bridge and Golden Camp roads.

Across the area
Authorities have identified the bicyclist killed in a Thursday afternoon traffic accident at Deans Bridge and Golden Camp roads.

War, abuse news give protesters new fuel

Court calls search at protest illegal
ATLANTA - Fear of a terrorist attack is not sufficient reason for authorities to search people at a protest, a federal appeals court has ruled, saying Sept. 11, 2001, "cannot be the day liberty perished."

Georgia may get uniform SAT law

SPLOST project: Daniel Field renovations
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. Each day, The Augusta Chronicle will profile one project targeted by the tax.

Teachers learn how to craft national pride
A representative of a local group hoping to instill American pride in students visited Richmond and Columbia County teachers Friday to convey that message.

CSRA Classic tailgaters build tradition
For a lot of people, the CSRA Classic starts and ends on game day.

Police look for shooting suspects

Craft has to land in front yard
FLEMING, Ga. - Ed Haymans didn't think much of the sound of another helicopter flying over his home in Fleming on Friday afternoon. After all, his property is on a flight path pilots take to Hunter Army Airfield near Savannah.

Around town

Across Georgia
MACON - A Superior Court judge has ruled that supporters of a petition to recall Macon Mayor Jack Ellis failed to prove that the mayor misused city money.

Across the Southeast

Across the area

Garbage service
Tonya Daniel and her son Zachary, 8, cross the Augusta Canal headgates with a bag of trash they collected during the annual Canal Cleanup. Participants walked the canal and used canoes Saturday to collect debris and litter.

Duke shouldn't be revenge game
ATLANTA - Sadly, this was a big step for Georgia Tech. A baby step, so to speak.

Film begun in 1946 finally gets premiere
NEW YORK - A narrow waisted, emerald-eyed brunette flits through a desert full of melting clocks and wacky perspectives, looking for her lover. Giant telephones levitate. Bicyclists with bread loaf helmets pedal by.

George Lucas to receive AFI lifetime award
LOS ANGELES - After creating "Star Wars," "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "American Graffiti," Darth Vader might insist it was George Lucas' DESTINY to get the American Film Institute's lifetime achievement award.

George Lucas to receive AFI lifetime award

Film begun in 1946 finally gets premiere

Dolly Parton invites Grascals to tour
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - When Dolly Parton decided to launch her tour this fall, she invited a new and largely unknown bluegrass band to back her.

Sadler looking to best Gordon
CONCORD, N.C. - Even if Elliott Sadler wins tonight's UAW-GM 500, he can't leave Lowe's Motor Speedway with the points lead in the Chase for the Championship.

Title's in hand, but Kanaan's not done
FORT WORTH, Texas - Tony Kanaan isn't planning to take an easy Sunday drive to the IndyCar Series championship.

Rudd's not ready to drive away yet
CONCORD, N.C. - Although four other drivers age 40 and older have announced retirement plans in the past 10 months, 48-year-old Ricky Rudd doesn't plan on leaving the Nextel Cup Series anytime soon.

Bodine makes it two in row in NASCAR trucks race

Rookie might have saved job with spurt
CONCORD, N.C. - Fear has been great motivation for rookie Brendan Gaughan.

Rudd's not ready to drive away yet

Bodine makes it two in row in NASCAR trucks race
FORT WORTH, Texas - Todd Bodine won his second straight NASCAR truck race Saturday, leading the final 38 laps after a lengthy red flag.

Sadler looking to best Gordon

New NBA team launches network
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte Bobcats, the city's newborn NBA franchise, are getting a nice baby present starting today - their very own regional sports network.

Beijing welcomes Yao, exhibitions

Beijing welcomes Yao, exhibitions
BEIJING - The NBA has come to booming, basketball-crazy China - but it doesn't expect to make any money soon.

Hawks' national status back to normal after last season
PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's coach Phil Martelli was running drills like he always does, offering encouragement and barking at a few flustered players who dared sit down.

Power Rankings: Week 6

Vick, Tomlinson make difference

Rookie impresses Falcons

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Mrs. Emma Frances Murrah (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Sara F. Painter (THOMSON, Ga.)

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Mrs. Elizabeth Clary (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Pennington (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mr. Tyreece Abney (QUEENS, N.Y.)

Mrs. Mardy Taylor (SIERRA VISTA, Ariz.)

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

Mr. Johnny J. Young (NEWARK, N.J.)

Mr. Johnnie Mathis Sr. (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mrs. Millie Pudry (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Frank James Corda (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Carl Hawk (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Calvin Bridges (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Shade (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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Mrs. Sylvia Rackley (RALEIGH, N.C.)

Mrs. Felicia Boyd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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Promising SPLOST plan was ridden to ruin
One of the most difficult decisions I have faced is the one to approve the editorial at the top left of the adjoining page.

Sales-tax approval ensures city's bright future
We have a chance to take a bold step as a city, and pass for the first time a special-purpose local option sales tax initiative that will literally change the face and future of Augusta for generations to come.

Woes of 'government schools' are debatable
After watching the vacuous babble that passes for presidential debates, I am ready for a head-knocking, rip-snorting debate between two articulate participants with widely divergent views. How about Neal Boortz and Zachary Wansley?

Woes of 'government schools' are debatable
After watching the vacuous babble that passes for presidential debates, I am ready for a head-knocking, rip-snorting debate between two articulate participants with widely divergent views. How about Neal Boortz and Zachary Wansley?

Promising SPLOST plan was ridden to ruin
One of the most difficult decisions I have faced is the one to approve the editorial at the top left of the adjoining page.

Area announcements

Fair Grounds changes hands

Overtime

United States has looked very impressive

Overtime
South Carolina State awarded head coach Buddy Pough with a two-year contract extension, the school announced Thursday. His tenure with the school will last through 2009.

Area announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

United States has looked very impressive
WASHINGTON - Just because the United States has stormed through its regional qualifying for the next World Cup does not mean the Americans are a world soccer power.

Fair Grounds changes hands
NEW ORLEANS - Churchill Downs took ownership of a seventh track - and its first with a winter schedule - on Friday, closing on its $47 million purchase of historic Fair Grounds Race Course.

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

Whitetail season opens with bang

Whitetail season opens with bang
By the time Brian Fields left his deer stand Saturday morning, he was already on his cell phone trying to negotiate some prominent wall space for his daughter's first buck.

Rookie impresses Falcons
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - From the first day he participated in a rookie minicamp five months ago, Demorrio Williams impressed the Atlanta Falcons.

Vick, Tomlinson make difference
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons and San Diego Chargers have always said negotiations of their blockbuster trade didn't begin until the day before the 2001 NFL Draft.

Power Rankings: Week 6
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.

Jags lose another defensive lineman for season
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars now have lost both starting defensive ends for the season.

Halloween Sunday troubles some in the South
NEWNAN, Ga. - Across the Bible Belt this Halloween, some little ghosts and goblins might get shooed away by the neighbors - and some youngsters will not be allowed to go trick-or-treating at all - because the holiday falls on a Sunday this year.

Faith digest
St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 11 Telfair St., will sell orders of soul food starting at 9 a.m. today. Call 828-6555.

School for at-risk children moves to temporary location
As he walked down the corridors of the old Curtis High School building on Broad Street this week, Phin Hitchcock recounted the names of each room he passed. Library, lunchroom, administrative offices, he said.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Multicultural parish plans celebration
When Cindy Kim first arrived in Augusta in the late 1970s, she found few Koreans in the parish at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Volunteers take spiritual support to Florida
The view from the main roads going into Gulf Breeze, Fla., last month allowed only a glimpse of Hurricane Ivan's destructive force. Betty Parker and other Thomson, Ga., relief volunteers found a true measure along the back roads, where piles of muddied pictures, furniture and other belongings waited for owners to reclaim them.

John Cleese offers a Python's guide to wine

Boosler turns stand-up into game show
PASADENA, Calif. - Stand-up comedian Elayne Boosler insists that as a child she was not funny - weird, yes, but not funny. The thing about comics, she says, is that they see everything just a little bit differently from other people.

John Cleese offers a Python's guide to wine
LOS ANGELES - Since when does a Python worry about what kind of wine to have with a meal?

Boosler turns stand-up into game show

Video best

Homecoming cure for Dogs
ATHENS, Ga. - OK, so this game had the suspense of an elevator ride.

Bulldogs rebound with win

Greene hopes to revive season
ATHENS, Ga. - David Greene can't figure it out.

Bulldogs rebound with win
ATHENS, Ga. - David Greene went from shaky in the second quarter to steady after halftime.

Greene finally connects with Pope

Greene finally connects with Pope
ATHENS, Ga. - Thanks to some unwise coverage by the Vanderbilt secondary, and a bit of persistence, Leonard Pope finally caught a David Greene touchdown pass.

Homecoming cure for Dogs

Greene hopes to revive season

Williamson's catch saves Gamecocks

Gamecocks making the grades so far

Gamecocks making the grades so far
Midseason report cards are in, and Tommy Bowden's marks aren't exactly letters he'd want to show to his daddy. Meanwhile, Lou Holtz is flirting with a few incompletes with the meat of the Gamecocks' schedule still to come.

Williamson's catch saves Gamecocks
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Michael Rathe came to South Carolina as a hotshot junior-college quarterback, but in two seasons with the Gamecocks, he'd thrown just nine passes, none for touchdowns.

Odds and Ends

Faith Calendar

Halloween Sunday troubles some in the South

Multicultural parish plans celebration

Faith digest

Volunteers take spiritual support to Florida