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

Fine arts calendar

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

Arts spotlight

Cardinals reliever appeals $10,000 fine

St. Louis joins Boston in Series
ST. LOUIS - The best team in baseball now gets a chance to prove it in the World Series.

Boston wins historic series

Cardinals reliever appeals $10,000 fine
ST. LOUIS - Cardinals right-hander Julian Tavarez appealed his $10,000 fine for throwing a pitch over the head of Houston's Jeff Bagwell during the National League Championship Series.

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

Yankees look for answers
NEW YORK - Brian Cashman's job is safe - at least for now. The rest of the New York Yankees have plenty to worry about this winter.

Beltran turns out to be great catch

La Russa outraged over Tavarez fine

Francona taps Wakefield for Game 1
BOSTON - A 21-year-old college student died Thursday of a head injury after a clash between police and a crowd of Boston Red Sox fans celebrating their team's victory over the New York Yankees in the streets outside Fenway Park.

Manager wins with his heart and brain

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.

Edmonds, Cards deck Astros to force Game 7

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

Bullpen woes hurt Astros once again

Francona taps Wakefield for Game 1

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.

Yankees look for answers

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

Beltran turns out to be great catch
ST. LOUIS - Carlos Beltran was a star long before he joined the Houston Astros.

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.

There's no time to sleep in ALCS

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

Theories on strange odor come wafting on the wind

Birth announcements

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.

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.

Wanted, Dead: Cuban tree frog
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The small frogs that croaked in Diane Butler's backyard pond had been silenced and her goldfish were disappearing. But she had bagged the culprit, and stashed the body in her freezer.

Odds and Ends
EL PASO, Texas - The elderly couple in the back seat of Ismael Baeza's cab had a whistling parrot, but apparently no cash and no idea how to get home. But that didn't stop the taxi driver from making the 10-hour, 500-mile trip that carried a $1,200 fare.

Wanted, Dead: Cuban tree frog
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The small frogs that croaked in Diane Butler's backyard pond had been silenced and her goldfish were disappearing. But she had bagged the culprit, and stashed the body in her 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.

Famed golf club strikes a chord

Business briefs

3 airlines report loss in quarter

Famed golf club strikes a chord
Augusta's musical notoriety is now more than just being home to James Brown.

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.

Technology group urges growth outside capital
ATLANTA - As Georgia seeks to reinvent its technology sector, some leaders say new investment will start happening outside Atlanta, where the state's computer boom concentrated in the 1990s.

XM radio inks deal with Major League Baseball

Wal-Mart won't sell 'Daily Show' book
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Wal-Mart canceled an order for a best-selling book by Jon Stewart and the writers of "The Daily Show" after executives learned that it contained a photo of nine naked, aged bodies, each with the superimposed head of a Supreme Court justice.

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.

Technology group urges growth outside capital

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.

Group considers developers' plan

Leading economic indicator index declines

Leading economic indicator index declines
NEW YORK - The Index of Leading Economic Indicators, a widely-watched barometer of future economic activity, edged lower in September for the fourth month in a row, indicating a slowing in economic growth, a private research group reported Thursday.

Business briefs
ATLANTA - The Coca-Cola Co. reported a 24 percent drop in third-quarter profit on flat revenue but beat analysts' reduced expectations that were tempered after the beverage giant's previous warnings.

Business briefs

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.

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.

Grant will face team he wanted to play for
LITTLE ROCK - Had things gone the way they were supposed to, cornerback Michael Grant would be wearing Georgia black and red and making his first collegiate trip to Fayetteville this weekend.

No ordinary DUI

Missed opportunity

No ordinary DUI
If the vehicular homicide charges against James Nicholas Guyse are true, then this 21-year-old is a deadly menace who should be locked away until he's too old and sick to even be a passenger in a car, much less drive one.

Augusta's budget woes

Will the curse reverse?
Everything that happens must happen for the first time. So it was inevitable that someday a major league team would dig out of an 0-3 deficit to win a post-season pennant or World Series.

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.

Will the curse reverse?

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.

Fighting condescension
Yet another "candidate" for first lady has taken an arrogant, condescending jab at stay-at-home moms.

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.

Humor writer Dave Barry to take indefinite leave
MIAMI - Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry said he plans to take an indefinite leave of absence from The Miami Herald starting in January.

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

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.

Son's reward turns out well on Thurmond
One of the more positive experiences a father can share with his son or daughter is to take the child fishing on Strom Thurmond Lake.

Son's reward turns out well on Thurmond

Fishing tournament news

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

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):

Richmond County restaurant ratings

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

Grubbin': Get ready for new club

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

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.

Frustrating foliage
Depending on which way the wind blows, gathering leaves can be the biggest bane of fall.

Chinch bugs, disease hurt area lawns
St. Augustine grass has taken a beating this year.

J.L. Lewis gladly takes 62 at Funai Classic
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Despite missing two easy birdie putts at the end of the round, J.L. Lewis didn't fret over what could have been and took his 10-under-par 62 for what it was - his best start ever on the PGA Tour and a two-shot lead Thursday in the Funai Classic at Disney.

Victory comes as a surprise for Virginia golfer
AIKEN - One of the biggest shocks of Peggy Woodard's life came when she was putting her golf clubs in her car trunk after Thursday's final round of the Women's Eastern Golf Association Senior Championship.

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.

Future's bright for youthful Lady Jags

J.L. Lewis gladly takes 62 at Funai Classic

Victory comes as a surprise for Virginia golfer

Player of the week: Eric Stallings

Wheeler doubles his pleasure with decision to play football

Friday's key matchups

Georgia high school football polls

Glenn Hills and Thomson tangle for region championship

Failure is still not an option for former Rebel

Friday's key matchups
Here are the key matchups for Friday night's high school football actions.

Wheeler doubles his pleasure with decision to play football
Justin Wheeler was riding down the road with his father, Curtis, and his mother, Jessie, this August. The Wheeler family was going to get Justin a car for his senior year at North Augusta. Then his father asked him a question that changed everything.

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.

Player of the week: Eric Stallings
This week's From the Huddle Player of the week is Aquinas High School senior QB Eric Stallings.

Georgia high school football polls
The Associated Press Georgia High School football poll's ninth week results, with first-place votes in parentheses and total points.

Failure is still not an option for former Rebel
Arthur Marshall itched to get out of math class. It's not that he was a bad student, but his mind drifted elsewhere. Marshall wanted to etch his name in the prestigious 300 Club.

Theories on strange odor come wafting on the wind
Write about politics and people roll their eyes.

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

Bush is truthful; Kerry is not

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

Writer skews Scripture in letter
This is a response to Catherine O'Shea's letter titled "In election, what would Jesus do?" (Oct. 12). With all due respect, her ignorance toward the Bible and the current political system are blatantly evident in her comments. Josh Woodward Evans

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.

Atkins has right skills for board
This November, I'll be voting for Jimmy Atkins for Richmond County Board of Education, District 8. Angie Merrill Hephzibah

Lying Kerry has no real answers

Lying Kerry has no real answers
As a former sergeant in the U.S. Army, and a current defense contractor training our soldiers all over the country, I cannot throw my support behind a man that disgraced his fellow service members and continues to do so today. John Kerry's campaign brings up President Bush's service record, yet fails to even apologize for what he contributed to - the loss of the Vietnam War. Kevin G. Burns Martinez

Criticism of Butler staff uncalled for

Grove is best choice for BOE
I have read with interest about the candidacy of LouAnne Grove for the Columbia County Board of Education. Bill Collins Augusta

Kerry carried himself well

Dems sunk us into moral crisis
The Democratic Party has abandoned the Christian values of our forefathers. Recent votes by the Democrats were overwhelmingly against defining marriage as between a man and a woman, and against stopping liberal judges from removing the Ten Commandments from public places. Bernard Eugene Boles Augusta

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

Consider changes in voting process
Many thanks for the column by Bill Whalen, "Give three cheers for the Electoral College" (Oct. 7). If only every registered voter would read this column, many would stand to be educated. Linda Kimberly Martinez

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

Without flag, history is ignored
Looking at history is like looking at a box. The perspective one gets is dependent on what side of the box you see. In a column by Mike Wynn on black Confederates ("Why would a black man support flag?" Oct. 9), I thought he did a good job, until he concluded that the interviewees could be idiots. Dr. Robert L. Gordon North Augusta, S.C.

Atkins has right skills for board

Abortion stance raises questions
Whether you are pro-choice or not, I have questions. Something was brought to my attention recently that made me wonder. Ginger Sitler Augusta

Tackle more substantive issues

Elect McElmurray next solicitor
The voters of Richmond County should elect Swain McElmurray as their new solicitor general. Not only does he possess the legal expertise for this position, he also has the experience, knowledge and qualities to manage and prosecute the numerous and varied criminal cases handled in our state court. William R. McCracken Augusta

Paper needs more local sports

Make Harold Jones our solicitor
I have heard both candidates for Richmond County solicitor general speak. I am completely convinced that Augusta is poised and ready to embark on another history-making journey by electing Harold Jones as its next solicitor general. Brenda Singleton 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

Practice spiritual accountability

Make Harold Jones our solicitor

What happened to golden oldies?

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.

In short, re-elect Alberta Anderson
In Georgia House District 123, to represent and serve us best, we need Alberta Anderson. Please pray and vote for Alberta Anderson. The Rev. Ben F. Young Jr. Augusta

Zell Miller is a duplicitous wolf
I can't believe that the former governor of Georgia has become the Benedict Arnold of the 21st century, and the mole in the party in which he claims to be a member. Ralph F. Agostini Hephzibah

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

Re-elect leaders to Richmond BOE
Marion Barnes and Y.N. Myers Jr. are both lifelong residents of Richmond County. They both attended school, married and raised their families in Richmond County. But more than that, these two gentlemen are former educators, having taught in classrooms during segregation. Joseph Diggs Sr. 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

Sleeper would shine on school board
I was pleased to learn that Mike Sleeper is running for Columbia County Board of Education's District 5. Kim Downes Evans

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.

Abortion stance raises questions

Consider changes in voting process

Re-elect leaders to Richmond BOE

Elect McElmurray next solicitor

President has earned our trust

Dems' power grab divides nation
Zell Miller had it exactly right. John Kerry and most of today's Democrats are concerned only with regaining power, not what is best for our country. ... In the past, an attack such as Pearl Harbor united us against our outside enemy. After Sept. 11, 2001, we remained united only for a few months. Ken Dendinger Augusta

Sleeper would shine on school board

Practice spiritual accountability
Now that we have all witnessed the debates and listened to the issues and promises of each candidate, and listened to their convictions and perspectives and heartfelt passions, it is time for all to place their ultimate faith in God as Father, and place integrity at the heart of our dealings at church, work and home, and with Jesus. The Rev. Michael Lubinsky Augusta

Kerry offers empty promises
When I was in high school, I ran for student council president. I had served as a class representative to the student council for three years and was vice president my junior year. The boy who ran against me had never served on student council or as a class officer for our three years of high school. Kay S. Jesse Augusta

What happened to golden oldies?
I applaud the recent letter from a high school student about radio programming ("New radio station is just a load of Bull," Oct. 13), although I doubt that we enjoy the same type of music.

Kerry offers empty promises

Birth control pills cut risk of heart disease

Techbits

Flu fiasco lessons learned

Scientists lower number of human genes

Even with Google, local PC search not perfect

Study: Traffic ups risk of heart attack

Flu fiasco lessons learned

Decorate kids' rooms with eye to future

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.

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.

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.

Even with Google, local PC search not perfect
If you want to find a needle of information in the seemingly endless haystack that is the Web, just punch a few words into your favorite Internet search engine. But if you want to pull up a file from your PC's hard drive, good luck.

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."

Flu fiasco lessons learned
WASHINGTON - The flu vaccine shortage has set off a scramble to find ways to prevent any repetition of this year's calamity, which has restricted shots to those most at risk.

Techbits
SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. says it has distributed about 106 million copies of its major security update for the Windows XP operating system.

Decorate kids' rooms with eye to future
Kids' bedrooms serve many purposes, especially in s mall homes. That's where they relax, do homework and entertain their friends.

Flu fiasco lessons learned
WASHINGTON - The flu vaccine shortage has set off a scramble to find ways to prevent any repetition of this year's calamity, which has restricted shots to those most at risk.

Solid Saal returns for new season
There he was, on the fourth day of Augusta Lynx training camp, dancing around the ice like a figure skater.

Fate of posts could rely on election result
This November's presidential and congressional elections will help determine whether Fort Gordon and installations nationwide face closure in 2005, an expert said Thursday.

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.

University flu clinic relocates

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.

Fort Gordon firefighters will compete in world event

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.

Auto club lends hand to center
AIKEN - Six months after almost $100,000 went missing from Aiken's Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons, the nonprofit organization is trying to get back on its feet, and the members of a local car club have decided to stand with the center through what its director calls a devastating time.

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.

Black leaders see range of Kerry support

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.

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.

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.

Post Happenings

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

Rain totals are on target

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

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 11-year old Xavier Price of Augusta.

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

Fate of posts could rely on election result

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.

Splost Project:

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.

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

SPLOST Projects: Augusta Mini Theater

Reunions

Transitional hotel is set for inmates

Houseful of curios for sale

School's eye is on promise of funds

Rants and raves
HOPEFULLY AFTER Election Day, we will get relief from the words "I approve this message."

Across the area

News you can use
Oct. 22, 1966 In Columbia County, a number of subdivisions built before 1963 are still stuck with dirt streets, and county officials say they are powerless to correct the situation.

Military milestones

Across Georgia
FORT BENNING - A 21-year-old Ranger from Texas has been killed in Afghanistan, Army officials said Thursday.

For the record

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are still looking for a man who robbed a south Richmond County bank by intimidation, officials said Thursday.

Hunt for man puts 2 schools on alert

Around town
Clad in her ladybug costume, Alexa Veronee, 19 mos, makes her way down Laurens Street in Aiken, SC, in search of her next trick or treat. Children went to participating businesses to trick or treat from 3-5 pm Wednesday afternoon.

Milestones

Kid of the day

School lunch menus

Fifth-grade pundits tackle issues in mock debate

A few finishing touches

Across South Carolina

Young Kids Count winner dreams of NFL career

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.

Around town

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.

Renovated school will be celebrated

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!

Seniors awake before dawn to secure shots

MP team overcomes many obstacles

News you can use

Around the block

Students pledge to shun gun use

Black leaders see range of Kerry support
Eldwin Griffin said he can't even comprehend why white Republicans would re-elect President Bush.

Anniversaries

Voters to pick new solicitor

Deer pose deadly risk to drivers

School will celebrate 60th anniversary

Across the region

Fifth-grade pundits tackle issues in mock debate
Christian Anderson stood up in front of his chair - started and stopped a few times - then questioned why President Bush is sending innocent soldiers to die in Iraq.

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.

Wrightsboro Road plan stalls
A project to widen Wrightsboro Road might never happen because of a decision by Augusta City Commissioners this week to use more than $5 million of the project funds to speed up work on the long-awaited St. Sebastian Way project.

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.

71-year-old backs down in standoff
A standoff between a 71-year-old Augusta man and Richmond County sheriff's deputies ended peacefully early Thursday morning, authorities said.

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

University flu clinic relocates
Faced with a massive traffic jam around its flu shot clinic Wednesday and not-so-nimble pedestrians crossing busy Columbia Road during morning rush hour, University Hospital Seniors Club was forced to move its follow-up clinic next Wednesday.

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

Across South Carolina
ROCK HILL - The company commander of a South Carolina-based U.S. Army Reserve unit whose soldiers refused to deliver fuel along a dangerous route in Iraq has been relieved of her duties, the U.S. military said Thursday.

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

Community's growth fuels race for school board
AIKEN - More representation for the Merriwether area and shifting the focus of the school board away from past votes along racial lines are the issues that many candidates for the Edgefield County school board say are driving the contest.

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.

Council approves rezoning
The second half of a major riverfront development in Columbia County was approved for rezoning Thursday night by the county's planning commission.

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.

Bogus registrations appear
ATLANTA - Fulton County election officials say they might have received as many as 3,000 bogus voter registration applications that were collected in exchange for money.

Reunions
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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.

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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.

Bogus registrations appear

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.

Auto club lends hand to 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.

Around town

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.

Wrightsboro Road plan stalls

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!

Community's growth fuels race for school board

Kid of the day

Across the area

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.

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

Across Georgia

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

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.

Local fans still have season to celebrate
The Augusta Lynx are calling 2004-05 the "Year of the Fan" - a positive marketing slogan that is immensely ironic in hockey's latest year of the lockout.

Capsule reviews of new films

New on DVD

Mini reviews

Review: 'I (Heart) Huckabees'

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.

Capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

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.

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

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."

Ron Silver's activism has cost him

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.

Alternative angst

Musicians, not love of good music, get older

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

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

Sonic spotlight - Erin Malone

Top 20 Concert Tours

Mystery man

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

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

Mystery man
Leon Russell is rock's anonymous legend.

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

Hot ticket - Morrissey

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.

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.

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.

Small track poses big challenges
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Midway through their 10-race playoff, the Nextel Cup contenders are at the shortest and slowest oval on the NASCAR circuit - a place four-time series champion Jeff Gordon insists can be as damaging to title hopes as the fastest tracks.

NASCAR newsmaker Rusty Wallace

Kentucky coach is on board with team

Fields comes back the same day Davis misses practice

Fantasy Football: McCardell watch is finally over

Marino, Young are among nominees

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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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Court says Hamm can keep gold

Columbus is a wrecking Crew

Straight-sets win takes Agassi to quarterfinals

Mandella returns for chance at two in a row

Elite regatta in Boston draws Augusta rowers

Cardinals' soccer talk brings holier voice to radio airwaves

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.

Court says Hamm can keep gold
Paul Hamm can keep his Olympic gold medal.

Cardinals' soccer talk brings holier voice to radio airwaves
VATICAN CITY - First, there was the "Hand of God" goal that propelled Argentina to the 1986 World Cup.

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

Straight-sets win takes Agassi to quarterfinals
MADRID, Spain - Andre Agassi breezed past fellow American Vince Spadea 6-1, 6-3 on Thursday night to reach the quarterfinals in the Madrid Masters.

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

Lakeside volleyball claims area title
Greenbrier breezed through Area 2-AAAA this season. Lakeside was the only team that posed any threat to Greenbrier's third area title in four years.

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

Williams' attorney says test led to exit
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Ricky Williams abruptly retired from the Miami Dolphins last summer because he disagreed with the NFL over a disputed drug test. He now wants to play again.

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.

Marino, Young are among nominees
CANTON, Ohio - Quarterbacks Dan Marino and Steve Young and wide receiver Michael Irvin are among nine first-time nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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.

Local fans still have season to celebrate

Not all good novelists can become good playwrights

ABC drops Miss America
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - ABC has dropped Miss America, leaving the famous beauty pageant without a TV outlet for the first time in 50 years.

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.

FCC Commissioner taking on Big Media

Mel Gibson puts passion into TV sitcom
LOS ANGELES - Mel Gibson leans forward, scrutinizing a monitor showing a rehearsal for his latest project.

Mel Gibson puts passion into TV sitcom

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

Keychain remote turns off most TVs

FCC Commissioner taking on Big Media

Tommy Lee heads to college for reality show

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.

NBC plots election night coverage
NEW YORK - NBC is turning Rockefeller Center into a giant television studio on Election Night, covering the landmark skating rink with a jigsaw puzzle map of the United States and turning the side of the General Electric building into an electronic bar graph.

NBC plots election night coverage

ABC drops Miss America

Club calendar

Video Games: In the cup

Tracey Gold pleads not guilty in dui case

Applause calendar

Humor writer Dave Barry to take indefinite leave

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.

Odds and Ends

Wanted, Dead: Cuban tree frog

Wanted, Dead: Cuban tree frog

Odds and Ends