Arts spotlight
Carolyn Dolen, executive director, Augusta Choral Societ, is in this week's arts spotlight.

Fine arts calendar
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Storyland Theatre production geared to young audience
Children can relate to the hero of the upcoming Storyland Theatre production of Bilbo and the Magic Ring.

Fine arts calendar

Arts spotlight

Ballet rediscovers past in music of brothers
Like The Beatles and the Eagles and Simon and Garfunkel before him, Augusta choreographer Thomas Shoemaker finds inspiration in the Everly Brothers.

Ballet rediscovers past in music of brothers

Texas Hold'em: Astros must wait to celebrate
HOUSTON - Hold on, Astros fans. Remember 1980? How about 1986? Of course you do.

Sox extend Series with clutch hits
BOSTON - David Ortiz had just lifted the 471st pitch of the night into center field for the winning hit, setting off another wild celebration, just as improbable as the one he started the night before.

Sox extend Series with clutch hits

Bullpen woes hurt Astros once again
ST. LOUIS - Dan Miceli hardly had to turn around to watch the flight of the ball. The sound coming off Jim Edmonds' bat was all too familiar.

Red Sox-Yanks series already one for books
NEW YORK - Heroics and heartbreaks, diving catches and basepath blunders, hot bats and bizarre slumps, rainy days and endless nights.

Edmonds, Cards deck Astros to force Game 7
ST. LOUIS - Jim Edmonds finished what Albert Pujols started for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Texas Hold'em: Astros must wait to celebrate

La Russa outraged over Tavarez fine
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa angrily confronted baseball disciplinarian Bob Watson on Wednesday, right after finding out St. Louis reliever Julian Tavarez was fined $10,000 for throwing over the head of a Houston hitter.

Boston wins historic series
NEW YORK - Boston blew away decades of defeat with four sweet swings.

There's no time to sleep in ALCS
BOSTON - Tom Bowen admitted being a step or two late Wednesday morning as he hustled through Boston to his job as a daytime bartender. Another late night rooting for his Boston Red Sox had left him elated but worn down.

Astros to go with Munro
ST. LOUIS - Roger Clemens can relax. For now, Pete Munro is the Houston Astros' pick to pitch them into the World Series.

Boston wins historic series

Cardinals in rare setting in Game 6
ST. LOUIS - For the first time in a long time, the St. Louis Cardinals are suddenly in an unfamiliar must-win predicament.

Bullpen woes hurt Astros once again

Cardinals in rare setting in Game 6

It's down to Game 7 for NL pennant
ST. LOUIS - Jim Edmonds finished what Albert Pujols started for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Shaking hands a thing of future

Edmonds, Cards deck Astros to force Game 7

Manager wins with his heart and brain
ST. LOUIS - He's been called the smartest man in baseball.

Schilling wills Boston to Game 7
NEW YORK - Gritting his teeth and grimacing throughout, Curt Schilling willed away the pain in his right ankle and the Boston Red Sox got the benefit of two reversed calls to move within one win of the most shocking comeback in baseball postseason history.

There's no time to sleep in ALCS

Shaking hands a thing of future
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers drew a lot of praise for their show of sportsmanship, shaking hands on the field after their first-round playoff series ended.

Red Sox-Yanks series already one for books

La Russa outraged over Tavarez fine

Astros to go with Munro

Manager wins with his heart and brain

Birth announcements
Joseph Tucker Marquez: Jay and Samelia Marquez, of Martinez, announce the birth of a son, Joseph Tucker Marquez, Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Hugh Davis, Melina Fiorella and Marion Marquez, all of Birmingham, Ala., and Laura Mancuso, of Baton Rouge, La.

Birth announcements

Odds and Ends
LONG BEACH, Wash. - When hundreds of giant squid washed up dead on the Long Beach Peninsula last weekend, Dean Marsh knew exactly what to do: He stocked his freezer.

Odds and Ends
LONG BEACH, Wash. - When hundreds of giant squid washed up dead on the Long Beach Peninsula last weekend, Dean Marsh knew exactly what to do: He stocked his freezer.

Couple accused of holding woman as maid
MILWAUKEE - Two physicians have been indicted on charges alleging that for 20 years they kept an illegal immigrant in their home, a woman who told investigators she was not paid or allowed to leave without an escort except for shopping.

Man's TV emits distress signal
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Chris van Rossman's television came with a VCR, DVD player and CD player - plus a hidden feature that had a rescue team beating a path to his door.

Couple accused of holding woman as maid
MILWAUKEE - Two physicians have been indicted on charges alleging that for 20 years they kept an illegal immigrant in their home, a woman who told investigators she was not paid or allowed to leave without an escort except for shopping.

Business briefs

Bourne sells Toyota store
Great deals won't be "Bourne" at Bourne Toyota any longer.

Business briefs

Inflation still manageable

Bourne sells Toyota store

McDonald's profits jump 38 percent
CHICAGO - McDonald's Corp. rode strong U.S. sales to a 38 percent increase in third-quarter earnings, its fifth straight quarter of increased profits since snapping out of a slump last year.

Business briefs
DAYTON, Ohio - Bicycle maker Huffy Corp. said Wednesday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the wake of widening losses.

Greenspan: Debt, home prices not hurting economy
WASHINGTON - The record level of debt being carried by American households and soaring home prices do not appear to represent serious threats to the U.S. economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Tuesday.

Business briefs
The two-day decline in oil prices isn't expected to last.

Greenspan: Debt, home prices not hurting economy

Cadillac Escalade EXT most likely to be stolen

FDA looking at Canadian supplier for flu vaccine

Most and least fuel efficient 2005 cars

Companies take pains to stop virus onslaught
Online assaults aim to crash systems, shut down companies and steal money, data or even your identity.

Most and least fuel efficient 2005 cars
The most and least fuel efficient 2005 model cars, trucks and sports utility vehicles, according to information submitted by manufacturers to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.

XM radio inks deal with Major League Baseball

FDA looking at Canadian supplier for flu vaccine
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is in "active negotiations" with a Canadian manufacturer to obtain an extra 1.5 million doses of flu vaccine, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Tuesday.

3 airlines report loss in quarter

Cadillac Escalade EXT most likely to be stolen
WASHINGTON - The Cadillac Escalade EXT, a $53,000 chrome-trimmed luxury pickup with leather bucket seats, a seven-speaker stereo system with satellite radio and a global tracking system, is the vehicle most targeted by thieves, a study by the insurance industry found.

3 airlines report loss in quarter
ATLANTA - Three of the big six legacy carriers reported losses in the third quarter Wednesday, the largest by far at Delta Air Lines Inc. as the company's potential for bankruptcy looms without concessions from its pilots and debt holders.

Inflation still manageable
WASHINGTON - Consumer prices picked up momentum in September, especially hitting the pockets of people paying for medical care, education costs and filling up gas tanks.

Group considers developers' plan
Main Street Augusta could have killed plans for the purchase and redevelopment of Maxwell House Apartments on Wednesday, but it didn't.

XM radio inks deal with Major League Baseball
NEW YORK - XM Satellite Radio announced an 11-year, $650 million deal with Major League Baseball, the latest move in a costly race with rival Sirius Satellite Radio to lure personalities and sports leagues to their networks as a way of winning customers.

Group considers developers' plan

College cost increases moderate
The pace of ever-rising college costs has slowed somewhat this year, and students are relying more on private loans rather than grants or other federal sources to finance their education, according to two new studies.

Companies take pains to stop virus onslaught

Clemson's time is now

Clemson's time is now
If Clemson has any aspirations of salvaging what's left of a season that started with such lofty expectations, quarterback Charlie Whitehurst says the true reclamation project must start this week.

Black coaches group satisfied with most football coach searches
INDIANAPOLIS - Most Division I schools that hired new football coaches this year received passing marks on the first Black Coaches Association report card.

Teenager resumes junior career

The draft scare
One of the more bizarre developments in the presidential campaign is how the issue of a military draft has managed to catch on and hang on. Oddly, no candidate brought the controversy to the fore - the Internet did.

Missed opportunity
With tuition rates going up at most public colleges and universities, you'd think higher education-bound students would be climbing all over themselves for scholarships, grants or whatever financial aid they can get their hands on.

Augusta's budget woes
Next year's no-frills $107.7 million general fund budget proposed by Augusta's Interim Administrator Fred Russell is a valiant effort to be fair, balanced and realistic. The general fund pays for government operations - administration, law enforcement, fire service, finance, etc.

School choice yes; this, no!
Good parents will do just about anything for their children.

Augusta's budget woes

The draft scare

Missed opportunity

Tracey Gold pleads not guilty in dui case
VENTURA, Calif. - Former "Growing Pains" star Tracey Gold pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that she was driving drunk when her sport utility vehicle overturned, injuring her husband and 7-year-old son.

Olsen twin can't avoid media spotlight
NEW YORK - After spending time at a treatment center for an eating disorder, Mary-Kate Olsen is under heavy scrutiny during her freshman year at New York University.

Club calendar
BLIND PIG: 1251 Broad St.; Shameless Dave and the Miracle Whips Friday, Leon Russell Saturday; 722-7335.

Courtney Love pleads guilty to striking fan
NEW YORK - Rocker Courtney Love pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct Wednesday for hitting a clubgoer on the head with a microphone stand during a performance.

Video Games: In the cup
Not all sports translate well to video games, but golf seems to be a natural.

Violence in Prince video is criticized
MINNEAPOLIS - The musician Prince is drawing fire for a new video that portrays an Arab-American girl envisioning herself blowing up an airport.

People in the News
PARIS - A court has thrown out a defamation lawsuit against Brigitte Bardot, ruling that the former film star had been provoked into calling the host of Radio Courtesy "a little jerk."

Applause calendar
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Small bites
An easy way to give deviled eggs an effectively spooky twist for Halloween is to top each stuffed egg with a slice of black pitted olive - for the eyeball look.

Richmond County restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health for the third quarter of 2004. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Grubbin': Bobby's Bar-B-Q Buffet

Book details sensational, simple, cooking
"The simpler the better" is a phrase that's welcome to many busy cooks. When it's followed by the words "sensational home cooking," who's not going to be eager to know more?

Grubbin': Get ready for new club

Butternut squash soup is big South African favorite

Butternut squash soup is big South African favorite
NEW YORK - Conversation with South Africans reveals that a lot of people think of butternut squash soup as the national soup of South Africa - it's served in restaurants, at home, and even on safari.

Book details sensational, simple, cooking

Grubbin': Get ready for new club
Ryan Kight and Shawn Ledford are on a mission. The manager (Mr. Kight) and owner (Mr. Ledford) of Mellow Mushroom have presided over the downtown eatery since it opened in April 2003, and now, with the help of a silent partner, they're opening The Mission, a live music venue large enough to accommodate nearly 300.

Soft molasses and crispy chip cookies
CONCORD, N.H. - My standing mixer is my new hero.

Grubbin': Bobby's Bar-B-Q Buffet
Bobby's Bar-B-Q Buffet, 1897 Jefferson Davis Highway, Warrenville.

Oatmeal almond bars are wholesome treat
These wholesome oatmeal bars taste good enough to win over children who tend to shy away from what's said to be good for them. Adding to the enticement is that these bars can be dressed up in their own colorful guise for Halloween or Thanksgiving, with pumpkin-colored icing and candy corn toppings, with marzipan carrots served on the side (carrots for dessert!).

Small bites

Lemon mustard grilled halibut with tarragon
Lemon Mustard Grilled Halibut With Tarragon is an appealing way to use tarragon, especially if this aromatic herb with its anise-like flavor is an unfamiliar ingredient to the cook.

Oatmeal almond bars are wholesome treat

Richmond County restaurant ratings

Future's bright for youthful Lady Jags

Europeans headed this way
Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood are among Europeans who are planning to take up membership on the PGA Tour next year.

Future's bright for youthful Lady Jags
Watching her freshmen golfers practice before the team's first tournament in September, Trelle McCombs stood on the range wondering how the newcomers would perform this year.

Disney all fun now for Smith
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Chris Smith now wishes he had brought his family to the Funai Classic at Disney, where they could have spent the week at the Magic Kingdom, Typhoon Lagoon or other amusement parks.

Europeans headed this way

Coach says leaders must step up for North Augusta program

Glenn Hills and Thomson tangle for region championship

Coach says leaders must step up for North Augusta program
It's been a disappointing season for the North Augusta football team. The Yellow Jackets (2-6) have averaged eight wins over the past three years.

Glenn Hills and Thomson tangle for region championship
The best thing about high school football is the games get better each week. Friday's contest between Thomson and Glenn Hills validates that point.

League, players won't negotiate; arenas book other events
DETROIT - The hum from machinery tucked under the seats at Joe Louis Arena was the only sound heard.

League, players won't negotiate; arenas book other events

Herb-laden flat bread can rise to any occasion
There's nothing like the aroma of yeast bread in the oven, but most yeast breads require multiple rises and loads of kneading, making the process more fit for the weekend than weeknights.

Man wanted on domestic violence charges
Richmond County deputies are looking for a man who they said fled this afternoon when they tried to arrest him on outstanding domestic violence warrants.

Hospital gives flu shots to seniors
Prescilla Williams drove through the darkness from Trenton, S.C., and pulled into the parking lot of University Community Resource Center around 4:20 a.m. Wednesday for a flu clinic that would begin five hours later. She was fourth in line.

Criticism of Butler staff uncalled for

'Stolen Honor' is just a shameless smear tactic

Tragedy ends happily for youths

Cheeks is right man for Senate
I would like to take this opportunity to endorse state Sen. Don Cheeks for election to the District 22 seat. Rayonta Whitfield Hephzibah

Is Kerry a hawk? Not very likely
For 30 years, John Kerry has been a socialist and a peacenik. Now he wants us to believe that he is a born-again hawk who will pursue Islamic terrorists until the last one is dead. Sally McKibben North Augusta, S.C.

Sleeper is right man for board

Is Kerry a hawk? Not very likely

Kerry as our leader simply is better for America

Bush is truthful; Kerry is not

Know truth about 'volunteer' military

Know truth about 'volunteer' military
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld recently stated, "We are not having trouble maintaining a force of volunteers. Every single person is a volunteer. We do not need to use compulsion to get people to come into the armed services. ..." John M. Orr Evans

'Stolen Honor' is just a shameless smear tactic
A major media player has made the decision to air an anti-Kerry "documentary" two weeks before the election in a number of swing states. Sinclair Broadcasting Group's decision to use public airwaves to pander to right-wing extremism is reprehensible in every respect. David B. Trowbridge, M.D. North Augusta, S.C.

Tragedy ends happily for youths
During a seven-day period last month, three young black men lost their lives to gun violence. In the same week, the ban on assault weapons expired. The devil must be exhilarated and jumping for joy. Carolyn Alberta Adams Augusta

President has earned our trust

Bush-basher makes president sound really good
Charles Heywood, in his recent letter to the editor ("Bush's steadfast resolve is detrimental," Oct. 8), describes President Bush like this: a thinker; a policymaker; uncomplicated; has a vision for America; has straightforward ideas; unquestionable morals; conviction; pursues his policies; and has steadfast resolve. Gilbert Ward Evans

Tackle more substantive issues

Bush-basher makes president sound really good

Kerry carried himself well

DeMint is solid choice for Senate
Republican Jim DeMint easily won the debate against Democrat Inez Tenenbaum on Oct. 12. DeMint's easygoing, gentlemanly presentation contrasted sharply with the scripted and overly shrill Tenenbaum. In terms of coming across as a reasonable, well-adjusted individual, DeMint won hands down. David Nix Aiken, S.C.

Kerry carried himself well
I feel that John Kerry did an outstanding job in the second debate showing what being presidential is all about. He truly listened to the questions that were asked, and responded appropriately. For example, when he would refer back to a previous question from Nikki and others when applicable - and remember their names, no less. Dr. Ron Booth Augusta

Paper needs more local sports

President has earned our trust
As a well-decorated veteran of the Vietnam conflict, who refused to press for a Purple Heart from a minor injury sustained while under enemy rocket attack, I well understand the difference between all-out war and a military police engagement. Though Vietnam was bad enough and cost more than 50,000 American dead, it was minor conventional warfare far from our national shores. Douglas Neal Sr. Augusta

Bush is truthful; Kerry is not
Truth can be defined as that which corresponds to reality, independent of human perception. Conversely, lies exist independent of reality, in human perceptions. Mike Fulford Evans

Criticism of Butler staff uncalled for
As president of the Richmond County Association of Educators, and as a teacher in Richmond County schools for 28 years, I must take exception to criticism made by members of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and the district attorney in a recent edition of The Augusta Chronicle. These officials blamed the professional staff of Butler High School for discipline problems at that school. David A. Enko Evans

Kerry presidency would be ruinous

Kerry has flip-flopped on Iraq war
Sen. John Kerry has consistently tried to paint President Bush as having "rushed into Iraq without United Nations approval." Remember, as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Kerry had access to the same pre-war Iraq intelligence as President Bush. Robert G. Gossett Graniteville, S.C.

Tackle more substantive issues
Your recent editorials have become even more sickening than usual. It's embarrassing that the print media conduit that represents our community's values to the world can offer no greater intellectual stretch than pitiful attempts to enhance President Bush's puny debate performances, or else weigh in with yet another unimaginative Democrat bash. Rick Carpenter Appling

Radio is dying; high-tech is thriving
News flash: It's already a swan song on local music radio, folks. Randy Potter Augusta

Radio is dying; high-tech is thriving

Kerry as our leader simply is better for America
I support the Kerry-Edwards campaign and I would like people to know that they should vote for change. Don't think in the narrow-minded view that Republicans are inherently pro-military and Christian in view, and the Democrats are anti-military and immoral. Martinjunior Mundo Grovetown

The real heroes are at nearby VAs
Regarding Christopher Reeve's death from complications of his quadriplegia: It is always sad to see someone lose a battle for life. Certainly, after his fall in an equestrian event, Mr. Reeve used his considerable influence to further research for spinal cord injury in the hope that he would walk again. Deborah D. Agnew North Augusta, S.C.

America needs a new president and a new vision
I now believe that President Bush is a real man's man. How else would he be able to take the pounding John Kerry gave him in the second debate and keep smiling? Naren Gupta Augusta

Paper needs more local sports
The Augusta Chronicle does a good job reporting on professional sporting events, but not on local events: high school sports. If there is a big game being played there is plenty of coverage and it usually pertains to football, basketball and sometimes baseball. You seem to forget about soccer, golf, swimming, tennis, softball, wrestling, drill teams, rifle teams, cheerleading - I could go on. Tim Freemon Martinez

Kerry presidency would be ruinous
John Kerry says he has a plan for fighting the war on terror. He also has a plan for: Floyd Brown Evans

Kerry wasn't stunning in debate
After reading Robert Steinback's column (Oct. 12) trying to build John Kerry up as a gentleman, I can't help but wonder: Did I watch the same first debate as him? Teresa Glackin Callahan Harlem

Blacks need economic liberation
I was quite amused, but not surprised, that the main themes of South Carolina's NAACP convention in Augusta recently focused on a lot of issues - Iraq, health care, Medicaid, criminal penalties, etc. - but not a single word regarding what I believe is the only way blacks can improve our position in America. Steven Lemon Augusta

Sleeper is right man for board
I have recently met Mike Sleeper, and I am very impressed with him as a candidate for the Columbia County Board of Education. Julius McAnally Evans

Monster tales featured in Halloween books

Using your cell phone as your only phone

Birth control pills cut risk of heart disease

Study: Traffic ups risk of heart attack

Pfizer to study pain medication Celebrex

Scientists lower number of human genes

Style briefs

Retirees seek warmth, comfort south of the border

New Google tool a privacy risk on shared PCs

Fur enjoys status as a fashion trend

Scientists lower number of human genes
NEW YORK - How many genes does it take to make a human? Only about the same number it takes for a small flowering plant or a tiny worm, says a new estimate that's sharply reduced from just three years ago.

New Google tool a privacy risk on shared PCs
NEW YORK - People who use public or workplace computers for e-mail, instant messaging and Web searching have a new privacy risk to worry about: Google's free new tool that indexes a PC's contents for quickly locating data.

Study: Traffic ups risk of heart attack
BOSTON - Does heavy traffic make you feel all sweaty and tight in the chest? It could be more than road rage: It could be a heart attack.

Monster tales featured in Halloween books
NEW YORK - Spider-Man and princess outfits might be the most popular costumes this Halloween, but the authors and illustrators of children's books still prefer ghosts, goblins and witches.

Style briefs
NEW YORK - Kohl's now has its own beauty department - and its own beauty brands.

Fur enjoys status as a fashion trend
NEW YORK - Fur is no longer a status symbol that only the rich and famous can afford, and faux fur is no longer an ugly alternative worn only by social protesters.

Overweight people overcome challenges
Tom Burns realized he was woefully out of shape after he ran a block and a half around his neighborhood and felt "every bone, muscle and joint in my body was killing me."

Using your cell phone as your only phone
Cutting the cord: Using your cell phone as your only phone

Pfizer to study pain medication Celebrex
NEW YORK - Pfizer Inc. plans a major study to see if its pain medication Celebrex can help osteoarthritis patients at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Retirees seek warmth, comfort south of the border
Robert Fulton traveled to Mexico many times during his career in manufacturing and as a contractor, but never thought of it as a place to retire. Nonetheless, he and his wife settled in a little village on the shores of Lake Chapala called Mirasol, where they found a thriving community of retirees, many from the United States.

Birth control pills cut risk of heart disease
PHILADELPHIA - The same huge federal study that led millions of women to abandon use of hormones after menopause now provides reassurance that another hormone concoction - the birth control pill - is safe.

Lynx look to trim roster as season nears
The countdown to the Augusta Lynx season is nearing its end.

News you can use

Former appraiser tries to regain old job
ATLANTA - A lawyer for Richmond County told the state Supreme Court on Tuesday that the county tax assessor's office was right in demoting one of its employees because she hadn't obtained the certification necessary to keep her job.

Across the area

Rants and raves
WATER AND SANITATION for a year: $720; taxes on my house for a year: $300; yearly family membership at the recreation center: $150. Having a city government that actually works: priceless. Thanks, North Augusta!

Nursing homes hit top of vaccine list
Georgia public health authorities will not be setting up flu clinics this week as they concentrate on vaccinating high-risk nursing home patients and staff and then turn to vulnerable hospital patients and those who care for them.

Seniors awake before dawn to secure shots

Around town

A few finishing touches

Across Georgia

Fort Gordon firefighters will compete in world event

Around town
Matthew Murphy, 5, chases his ball on the putting green at Brookfield Park. He was there Tuesday with his parents, siblings and friends enjoying time off from his Columbia County school.

Around the block

Nursing homes hit top of vaccine list

MP team overcomes many obstacles

Lawmakers aim for power

Kid of the day

Hunt gets top power at facility
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office cleared its last hurdle Tuesday night toward managing the county's detention center.

Renovated school will be celebrated

Squirrels are targets after driving city nuts

Around town

County could see water rate go up
The cost for water and sewer use in Columbia County could increase next year.

Young Kids Count winner dreams of NFL career

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's investigators are looking into a Monday night carjacking in downtown Augusta, reports state.

Houseful of curios for sale

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 1-year old TyLiyah Sacoya McDonald of Augusta.

Across the area

Deer pose deadly risk to drivers

Transitional hotel is set for inmates

Anniversaries

School will celebrate 60th anniversary

Candidates jab over experience card

Post Happenings

News you can use

Voters to pick new solicitor

SPLOST Project: Safe Homes of Augusta

School lunch menus

Augusta's 2005 budget would raise taxes

Milestones

Kid of the day

Hunt for man puts 2 schools on alert

Across South Carolina

For the record

Small plane crashes during storm
ATLANTA - A small plane clipped an auto-body shop and crashed and burned in a parking lot Tuesday near the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr., killing both people aboard.

Military milestones

Lawmakers aim for power
ATLANTA - With party control of the Georgia Legislature expected to come down to the wire Nov. 2, Augusta's lawmakers will be watching closely to see how they fare next year for landing plum leadership roles and rebuilding the area's position in Atlanta.

School's eye is on promise of funds

Lawyers argue over gay marriage referendum
ATLANTA - A legal battle over a proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage went before the Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday, with justices hearing arguments for and against allowing voters to weigh in on the controversial referendum during next month's general election.

SPLOST Projects: Augusta Mini Theater

Across Georgia
DORAVILLE - A former police chief faces criminal charges over accusations that he used department money to buy hunting supplies.

Deer pose deadly risk to drivers
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - One morning when Sgt. Marty English was headed to a gas station on Star Road in Edgefield, he got more than a tankful when a large doe leapt in front of his Ford Crown Victoria police cruiser.

Primary suspect indicted in case
An early suspect in an unsolved 2003 homicide was indicted on murder charges Tuesday.

Seniors awake before dawn to secure shots
Prescilla Williams drove through the darkness from Trenton, S.C., and pulled into the parking lot of University Community Resource Center at about 4:20 a.m. Wednesday for a flu clinic that would begin five hours later. She was fourth in line.

Rants and raves
A RANT FOR whomever is responsible for hiding the nicest building, and I am referring to the Martinez post office, which is stuck back in the boondocks. So much for bringing Martinez up to the Evans Town Center standards.

Around town
Madeline Edwards (left), 7, and her sister Emily, 9, pick out a pair of pumpkins at the Washington Crossing shopping center.

Craig clears deputies involved in shooting
Authorities have cleared Richmond County sheriff's deputies in a fatal June shooting.

Across the region
CONYERS, GA. - Nearly 300 AT&T employees at a facility in Conyers are being laid off.

Rain totals are on target

A few finishing touches
AIKEN - With little more than 24 hours remaining until the gates were set to open for the annual Western Carolina State Fair, carnival workers were working diligently, putting the finishing touches on the 37 rides dotting the Aiken Jaycee Fairgrounds

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

Students pledge to shun gun use
BURNETTOWN - Midland Valley High School junior Shalana McKie says she will never forget the time a man broke into her house at night and held a gun to her mother's head.

Students pledge to shun gun use

Across the area
One of the two sheriffs assigned to the governor's review committee to investigate allegations that Screven County Sheriff Mike Kile illegally used inmate labor has been replaced.

Butler High works hard to meet marks

Houseful of curios for sale
Chuck Fletcher served in World War II and Korea, once got a ticket for rolling his wheelchair through heavy traffic and even built a scale model of a medieval fortress that he donated to a museum.

Fail-safe voting system begins

Hunt for man puts 2 schools on alert
Two Richmond County schools were placed on lockdown Wednesday as sheriff's deputies hunted for a man wanted on outstanding domestic violence warrants.

Rants and raves
A RANT FOR whomever is responsible for hiding the nicest building, and I am referring to the Martinez post office, which is stuck back in the boondocks. So much for bringing Martinez up to the Evans Town Center standards.

Rain totals are on target
Billy Clayton says this year's rainfall in the Augusta area has been much like Goldilocks' third bowl of porridge - just right.

Hunt gets top power at facility

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 12- year old Kayla Ann McCoy of Hephzibah.

Magnet School Chorale invited to showcase

School's eye is on promise of funds
It is a big phony check, but it looks like fuel to Medical College of Georgia President Daniel W. Rahn.

Ousted judge slams courts

Transitional hotel is set for inmates
Kenneth Swartz is busy installing air conditioners and putting the finishing touches on a renovated south Augusta hotel, but he's not working for just a standard paycheck.

St. Mary's gets stroke certification

News you can use
Oct. 21, 1966 A group of Augusta physicians, incorporated as Augusta Doctors Medical Center Inc., plan to build a hospital with all private rooms, utilizing the progressive care concept, which separates patients according to the amount of care they require.

Craig clears deputies involved in shooting

Rants and raves
WATER AND SANITATION for a year: $720; taxes on my house for a year: $300; yearly family membership at the recreation center: $150. Having a city government that actually works: priceless. Thanks, North Augusta!

Drunk driver will face felony charge

Juveniles charged in armed car theft
Richmond County sheriff's investigators charged two Augusta teenagers Wednesday in a downtown carjacking.

Fun, fame with Lynx

Renovated school will be celebrated
While renovations were being made to Monte Sano Elementary School for the past two years, classes were held in the old Sue Reynolds Elementary School on Wrightsboro Road.

Aiken County Coroner

Fort Gordon firefighters will compete in world event
Fort Gordon firefighters will travel to Las Vegas next month for Firefighter Combat Challenge World Challenge XIII.

Lawyers argue over gay marriage referendum

School will celebrate 60th anniversary
Episcopal Day School will be celebrating its 60th anniversary during its annual Fall Festival.

SPLOST Project: Safe Homes of Augusta
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.

Young Kids Count winner dreams of NFL career
Although he's only in the second grade at North Augusta Elementary School, Tremayne Butler is looking forward to the day when he's coaching a team in the NFL.

Ousted judge slams courts
After former Chief Justice Roy Moore was ousted from the Alabama Supreme Court last year for refusing to remove a 2.6-ton monument of the Ten Commandments, the Decalogue was put back on display in the rotunda of the Montgomery courthouse.

Voters to pick new solicitor
Richmond County voters have a choice to make Nov. 2 - deciding who should run the city's misdemeanor prosecutor's office.

Fun, fame with Lynx
Mark Holloway fits a helmet on his son Mikaiah, 4, while son Elliott, 10, looks over hockey sticks. The Augusta Lynx were selling equipment during a yard sale and job fair at the Augusta Richmond County Civic Center.

Organization to bring more fun to Hephzibah
Chief Robert Morris, of the Hephzibah Fire Department, thought there had not been enough community activities since the Hephzibah Community Association disbanded, so in May he decided to reorganize the group.

Butler High works hard to meet marks
When Butler High School was recognized last week for making adequate yearly progress, Principal Walter Reeves told school board trustees that he already had warned the teachers about the honor.

SPLOST Projects: Augusta Mini Theater
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.

Magnet School Chorale invited to showcase
The chorale at Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School is among an elite group of choirs asked to perform at the American Chorale Directors Association convention in February.

Around the block
John S. Davidson Fine Arts School will hold a concert at 7 tonight at the school, 615 12th St. The concert will feature the Davidson Chorale, chosen as one of the elite groups in the country by the American Choral Directors Association. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for students. For more information, call 823-6924.

St. Mary's gets stroke certification
ATHENS, Ga. - St. Mary's Hospital has been certified as a "primary stroke center," one of only two hospitals in the state so far to receive the designation, hospital officials announced.

MP team overcomes many obstacles
Despite numerous challenges that almost prevented it from competing, a team from a military police unit at Fort Gordon fared well at the eighth annual Warfighter Team Competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., in September.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Electricity rates for South Carolina Electric and Gas customers might increase if approved by the Public Service Commission, adding an extra $4.88 to monthly bills.

Reunions
This listing runs as space is available. For information to be published, please include the date of the reunion:

Augusta's 2005 budget would raise taxes
Augusta officials hope to remedy a $9.3 million budget deficit and balance the city's 2005 budget by raising property taxes, cutting departmental budgets, decreasing services and dipping into the city's emergency fund.

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.

Squirrels are targets after driving city nuts
Washington, Ga., Police Chief Mike Davis is predictably hesitant to sanction gunfire on downtown streets.

Milestones
The following area students have earned degrees from the Medical College of Georgia:

Drunk driver will face felony charge
A drunken-driving suspect charged in the death of a popular Cross Creek High School student was swerving at other cars as if intentionally trying to wreck minutes before the fatal crash, witnesses say.

Anniversaries
Jack and Cora Hoover, of Augusta, celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary with a dinner Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at the Pinnacle Club. The couple has one child.

Candidates jab over experience card
AIKEN - Democratic coroner candidate Ed Gladd isn't bothered by the fact that Aiken County Coroner Sue Townsend endorsed his opponent before she died.

School lunch menus
Here are Richmond County school lunch menus through Oct. 29.

News you can use
OCT. 20, 1951 Granville M. Read, the chief engineer of the Du Pont Co., completed an inspection tour of the H-Plant yesterday and told a group of 70 members of the project's top-level supervision that "this job is in better shape than any project I've seen in 35 years of engineering and construction experience.

Military milestones
Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Zhawanna N. Ester, daughter of Eric L. Hopkins, of Shreveport, La., and Janice M. Hopkins, of Fort Gordon, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Fail-safe voting system begins
If it could happen in Florida, it could happen in any of the other 49 states.

Appeals court upholds race riots convictions
HARRISBURG, Pa. - An appeals court upheld the murder convictions of two white men for killing a black woman during 1969 race riots, saying the defendants failed to show they were harmed by the 32-year delay in the case.

Reunions

Aiken County Coroner
AIKEN COUNTY CORONER candidates

Across the region

Bulldogs have sunk to hoping Tide rolls
ATHENS, Ga. - Mark Richt summed up the state of Georgia's championship aspirations in two awkward words.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augustachronicle.com/movies.

New on DVD

Mini reviews

Review: 'The Grudge'
Another week, another remake of a hit Japanese movie.

New on DVD
Here's a look at what's new in home video releases and a calendar of upcoming releases:

Review: 'Sideways'
It would be too easy to use wine metaphors to sing the praises of "Sideways," the story of two mismatched best friends who spend a week vineyard-hopping along California's central coast.

Ron Silver's activism has cost him
SAN FRANCISCO - For years, Ron Silver was a partisan Democrat - a one-time president of the Actors' Equity union and co-founder of the Creative Coalition, which encourages left-leaning political activism among celebrities. He even played Bruno Gianelli, the Machiavellian political consigliere to Democratic President Jed Bartlet on TV's "The West Wing."

Review: 'The Grudge'

Review: 'I (Heart) Huckabees'

Ron Silver's activism has cost him

Review: 'Sideways'

Review: 'I (Heart) Huckabees'
I wanted to (heart) "I (Heart) Huckabees." Really, I did. But the repetitive philosophical mumbo-jumbo in David O. Russell's talky new movie feels regurgitated without the benefit of even having been chewed up a little.

Alternative angst
The 82 songs compiled on this expansive overview of the acts that spawned the earnest - if over-simplified - genre of alternative are probably just enough.

Concert calendar

Mystery man

Sound Bites: Audio Reviews
Although signs pointed to suicide, the official cause of Elliott Smith's death a year ago is still a mystery. That leaves the veiled confessions and snarling invectives found throughout "from a basement on the hill" prime for close inspection. Written and performed almost entirely by Smith in the years leading up to his death, the somewhat uneven songs that comprise his last studio album vividly tie Smith's aching tenor to the circumstances, perfectly echoing the sentiment of the albums title: being high and low at the same time.

Concert calendar
Here is a listing of upcoming concerts in the area.

Original Duran Duran releases 12th album
NEW YORK - They played the obligatory classics: "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Girls on Film." But when Simon Le Bon ripped into the chorus of the new single "(Reach Up for the) Sunrise," the sun suddenly illuminated Times Square as if to officially mark a new day for Duran Duran.

Sonic spotlight - Erin Malone

Alternative angst

Hot ticket - Morrissey
This week's hot ticket is on Morrissey.

DVD Review: Phish, "It"
As it turned out, "IT" wasn't "it" for Phish.

Musicians, not love of good music, get older
I owe the Pixies a debt of gratitude.

Sum 41 growing up despite itself
NEW YORK - Whether they like it or not, the punks from Sum 41 are growing up.

Mystery man
Leon Russell is rock's anonymous legend.

Sound Bites: Audio Reviews

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.

Original Duran Duran releases 12th album

Musicians, not love of good music, get older

Hot ticket - Morrissey

Sum 41 growing up despite itself

Top 20 Concert Tours

Sonic spotlight - Erin Malone
This week's Sonic spotlight is on vocalist Erin Malone.

NASCAR newsmaker Rusty Wallace
Now that Rusty Wallace is comfortable with his plans to retire at the conclusion of the 2005 season, he plans to go out on top.

NASCAR newsmaker Rusty Wallace

Kentucky coach is on board with team
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - As the head basketball coach at the University of Kentucky, Tubby Smith won a national championship in 1998.

Kentucky coach is on board with team

Trio in driver's seat for Nextel Cup title
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Everything went wrong for Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon in the fifth round of NASCAR's championship chase. Still, neither lost ground in their pursuit of the Nextel Cup title.

NBA could be locked out next

NBA could be locked out next
Now that the NHL is involved in a lockout, could the NBA be next?

Fields comes back the same day Davis misses practice

Fantasy Football: McCardell watch is finally over

St. Louis Rams rock in October

Mr. Kenneth "Craig" Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Walter Jones, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Virginia Chancellor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Jimmy Dash    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Kristen R. Moore    (HOLLY POND, Ala.)
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Mr. James D. "J.J." Johnson, Jr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Patricia Black    (WINDERMERE, Fla.)
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Mrs. Charlotte Anderson    (ELLENWOOD, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles "Chuck" Rogers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Beatrice Chavous Dunbar    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Eva Mae Martin    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles D. "Chuck" Rogers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Freddie Scruggs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Iris Youmans    (NORRISTOWN, Ga.)
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Mrs. Dora Prince    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Eugene Malcolm Corbett    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Luther Parnell    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Ms. Charity Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. James D. McNair    (MONTMORENCI, S.C.)
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Mrs. Hazel B. Lassiter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Eva Martin    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Ms. Ellen Pattis    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Horace Howell, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Walter Jones, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Kate Daniel    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
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CSM Horace Howell, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Col. James Guillebeau, M.D.    (TYLER, Texas)
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Profile obituary: Mr. James D. McNair
Kitchings Mill native James D. McNair, a civic, church and business leader in the Aiken community, died Tuesday. He was 87.

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Mrs. Dora Prince (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Erika Terry (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold W. Corbin (HOUSTON, Texas)

Mr. Kenneth "Craig" Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Snyder (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Iris Youmans (NORRISTOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Mae Martin (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Robertson (WAYCROSS, Ga.)

Ms. Ellen Pattis (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Corey Sherrill (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)

Patricia Black (WINDERMERE, Fla.)

Mr. Robert Carroll Stanley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Cadle (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mr. Cleveland Williams, Sr. (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Eva Martin (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes Usry (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Charlotte Anderson (ELLENWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Sanders (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James D. McNair (MONTMORENCI, S.C.)

Mrs. Phyllis Latshaw (ROSLYN, Pa.)

Mr. Richard Daggett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles D. "Chuck" Rogers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Jones, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Shipp (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Wesley "JW" Mullins (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Joe Bryant (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)

Ms. Charity Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. LaVerne Walker (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. James D. "J.J." Johnson, Jr. (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Charles "Chuck" Rogers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lenzie "Ronnie" Sinkfield (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Dash (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Horace Howell, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Julius Dennis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. LaVerne Walker (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Chancellor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Jones, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Col. James Guillebeau, M.D. (TYLER, Texas)

Ms. Kristen R. Moore (HOLLY POND, Ala.)

Mrs. Louise J. Suydam (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Joe Bryant (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)

Mr. Luther Parnell (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Elizabeth Roberson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Brinson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Chavous Dunbar (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Freddie Scruggs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Columbus is a wrecking Crew

Glazer's share of United on rise

Mandella returns for chance at two in a row

Elite regatta in Boston draws Augusta rowers

Columbus is a wrecking Crew
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Crew has four games to prove the past 18 were not a fluke.

Mandella returns for chance at two in a row
A year after winning a record four Breeders' Cup races, trainer Richard Mandella is back with only one chance. That chance, though, is with Pleasantly Perfect, who will try to become the second horse to win the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic two years in a row.

Elite regatta in Boston draws Augusta rowers
In Augusta, a city known for its storied golf history, another sport has found a distinct following:

Glazer's share of United on rise
LONDON - A year ago, few soccer fans had heard of reclusive American businessman Malcolm Glazer. Now he's on the verge of a possible takeover of Manchester United - the world's richest and one of its most storied soccer clubs - much to the dismay of its fans.

St. Louis Rams rock in October
ST. LOUIS - Move over Reggie Jackson. Mike Martz is the NFL's version of Mr. October.

Carolina Panthers in shambles
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After examining what opponents the Panthers have to face, Julius Peppers declared: "We're going to still go to the playoffs. I feel in my heart we are going to still make it."

Fields comes back the same day Davis misses practice
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Rod Coleman swerved to avoid a deer and flipped his luxury vehicle, authorities said Wednesday, finally revealing details of a mysterious wreck last weekend.

Fantasy Football: McCardell watch is finally over
The NFL's trading deadline passed on Tuesday. It didn't go unnoticed by fantasy team owners.

Headliner shares success with Grovetown songwriter

Headliner shares success with Grovetown songwriter
Country music singer Jeff Bates, who performs at 8 p.m. Monday at the Western Carolina State Fair in Aiken, made one former Augusta-area baseball player happy with his new song.

Bulldogs have sunk to hoping Tide rolls

Not all good novelists can become good playwrights

TV Feud: Tucker Carlson's and Jon Stewart

Tommy Lee heads to college for reality show

Study: Evening news focus on campaign's substance
NEW YORK - In an about-face from four years ago, network evening news programs are concentrating more on substantive presidential campaign issues than the horse race, a think tank reported.

FCC Commissioner taking on Big Media

FCC Commissioner taking on Big Media

FCC Commissioner taking on Big Media
WASHINGTON - When Michael Copps learned of Sinclair Broadcast Group's plan for many of its 62 TV stations to air a documentary slamming John Kerry little more than a week from the presidential election, he wasn't too surprised. For this FCC commissioner, it's just another abuse by Big Media.

Tommy Lee heads to college for reality show
LINCOLN, Neb. - You'd think he'd be good at the drums.

FCC Commissioner taking on Big Media
WASHINGTON - When Michael Copps learned of Sinclair Broadcast Group's plan for many of its 62 TV stations to air a documentary slamming John Kerry little more than a week from the presidential election, he wasn't too surprised. For this FCC commissioner, it's just another abuse by Big Media.

Keychain remote turns off most TVs
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Ticked off by the TV? Turn it off - anywhere.

Keychain remote turns off most TVs

TV Feud: Tucker Carlson's and Jon Stewart
NEW YORK - How's this for a feud that straddles the line between politics and entertainment: CNN's bow-tied conservative Tucker Carlson vs. "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart.

Video Games: In the cup

People in the News

Applause calendar

Tracey Gold pleads not guilty in dui case

Club calendar

Violence in Prince video is criticized

Richt takes action to slow down errors
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia coach Mark Richt is tired of seeing all those yellow flags. So he's going old school.

Adversity is dead ahead for Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia is likely to have a dismal season on the basketball court.

Adversity is dead ahead for Georgia

Richt takes action to slow down errors

Not all good novelists can become good playwrights
The cerebral equivalent of a marathon run, writing a novel is time consuming, mentally and emotionally challenging, and an unparalleled exercise in focus.

Pinkins' injury is torn rotator cuff
COLUMBIA - South Carolina quarterback Dondrial Pinkins' bruised right shoulder is actually a partially torn rotator cuff, coach Lou Holtz said.

Teenager resumes junior career
Alina Lee of Evans is ready to play against golfers her own age again, or least those only a few years older.

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Man's TV emits distress signal