Beltran turns out to be great catch

La Russa: Williams will start
BOSTON - Woody Williams will start Game 1 of the World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals, manager Tony La Russa said Friday after the team arrived in Boston to play the Red Sox. The rest of the rotation had not been determined.

La Russa: Williams will start

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.

Francona taps Wakefield for Game 1

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

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

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.

Boston ready for old foe
BOSTON - The World Series logo was back on the field at Fenway Park, just like last year.

Boston ready for old foe

Astros now face uncertain future
HOUSTON - The Houston Astros had everything they wanted: Roger Clemens was cruising, their first World Series berth was only 10 outs away and the St. Louis Cardinals were reeling.

Astros now face uncertain future

Cardinals reliever appeals $10,000 fine

Yankees look for answers

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.

Theories on strange odor come wafting on the wind

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.

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.

Famed golf club strikes a chord

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.

Business briefs

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.

Branch to serve minorities
Augusta soon will be a capital place to bank.

Bank sees growth in 3rd quarter
The parent company of Georgia Bank & Trust Co. weathered declining mortgage business and rode interest income to profit and record asset growth during the third quarter.

Branch to serve minorities

Restoring downtown nostalgia
Years of neglect allowed the drain pipes on the roof of the S.H. Kress department store in the 800 block of Broad Street to clog and rain to back up.

Bush signs tax law aiding manufacturers

Leading economic indicator index declines

Bank sees growth in 3rd quarter

Technology group urges growth outside capital

Restoring downtown nostalgia

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.

Business brief
A Martinez couple announced Friday the opening of a mobile flooring and curtain franchise, Nationwide Floor & Window Coverings of the CSRA.

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

Companies unsure of future earnings
NEW YORK - Third-quarter earnings for the large-cap companies listed in the Standard & Poor's 500 index have met Wall Street's expectations overall, but the lack of company predictions on future earnings - or disappointing outlooks in many cases - is worrying investors.

Bush signs tax law aiding manufacturers
WASHINGTON - President Bush showered $136 billion in new tax breaks on businesses, farmers and other groups Friday, quietly signing the most sweeping rewrite of corporate tax law in nearly two decades.

Tigers tangle with reeling Maryland
Ten points and 173 total yards.

Smaller teams turn to new acts for fans
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Blue Raiders will be opening for Big Boi.

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.

Rivalry roars in SEC

College Football capsules
Here's the list of college football matchups for today's gridiron action.

College Football capsules

Rivalry roars in SEC
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Alabama has the Southeastern Conference's best defense and rushing offense, and leads the nation in kickoff returns.

Purdue tired of being bullied by Michigan

Purdue tired of being bullied by Michigan
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Michigan's defensive backs have bullied and beaten Purdue's receivers in three straight wins over the Boilermakers.

Will the curse reverse?

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

Dangerous to CARE

Yes, it's gotten juvenile
If increasing reports of voter fraud don't spoil it, this electric election could revive an electorate that has been growing ever more cynical and moribund for decades.

No ordinary DUI

Yes, it's gotten juvenile

Baker for PSC

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.

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.

Baker for PSC
One of the most overlooked, yet important, elections on the Georgia ballot are races for the Public Service Commission. The PSC, which regulates everything from utility rates to truck safety, impacts on every Georgian's pocketbook.

Dangerous to CARE
With each escalation, terrorists in Iraq show both their desperation and the inhumane depths they will sink to in order to halt that society's painful march toward freedom.

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

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.

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.

Fishing tournament news

Son's reward turns out well on Thurmond

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.

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.

Victory comes as a surprise for Virginia golfer

Lehman works his way back into hunt

Lehman works his way back into hunt
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Tom Lehman is only one shot out of the lead in the Funai Classic at Disney, which is no longer a rarity.

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.

J.L. Lewis gladly takes 62 at Funai Classic

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.

Warhorses halt Silver Bluff's run in region

Friday's key matchups

Wheeler doubles his pleasure with decision to play football

There's life left in 'Pack

Arnold wades through Jackets for region win

High School football capsules

Player of the week: Eric Stallings

Butler polishes off Musketeers

Failure is still not an option for former Rebel

Georgia high school football polls

Cross Creek finds its win

Laney survives Josey's endurance test

Hornets now in control

There's life left in 'Pack
With its 17-14 win Friday night over Jones County, Greenbrier will have a shot to make the playoffs with a victory over No. 2 Statesboro in the Wolfpack's season finale at the Brierpatch on Friday.

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

Rebels capture region title with strong defense
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Tyler Creasy had heard about this feeling countless times.

Laney survives Josey's endurance test
What will be listed as the fifth straight victory for Laney against Josey deserves a better explanation.

Butler polishes off Musketeers
A crushing defense and 139 yards by junior running back Damien Bell was all Butler needed to defeat Richmond Academy 42-9 on Senior Night at Butler Stadium.

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.

Arnold wades through Jackets for region win
South Aiken might have found its next workhorse running back. In doing so, the Thoroughbreds finally downed North Augusta.

Warhorses halt Silver Bluff's run in region
PETTICOAT JUNCTION - A sea of red and black-clad Barnwell players danced at midfield. The Warhorses chanted, cheered and ran around the field searching for coaches to douse with ice and water.

Thomson shows off its teeth
It was touted as the Region 3-AAA North Division championship, a battle of two undefeated teams in subregion play.

Tigers crush Fighting Irish
Washington-Wilkes flexed its "muscle group," and Aquinas paid the price in a lopsided Region 7-A matchup Friday night.

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.

Cross Creek finds its win
Cross Creek senior captain John Tweedy needed only one word to describe the feeling after the Razorbacks claimed the first home win in school history: "Heaven."

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.

High School football capsules
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA. - DARIUS MARSHALL AND BALDWIN HIGH JUMPED ON EVANS BEFORE THE KNIGHTS KNEW WHAT HIT THEM.

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

Hornets now in control
AIKEN There was no need for an appeal Friday night at Hagood Stadium.

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

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

Consider changes in voting process

Vote for change - vote Democrat
Voters in Richmond County should keep their eyes on the real issues of our life - the election of local, state and national candidates, not the wedge issues of SPLOST and a marriage amendment that the Republicans would love to distract you with. Lowell Greenbaum Augusta

Re-elect leaders to Richmond BOE

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

Abortion stance raises questions

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

Practice spiritual accountability

Democrats have their own set of rules
John Kerry said he will tax the wealthy, give the middle class tax relief and have a plan for health care. How? Woodrow Short Aiken

What happened to golden oldies?

Kerry offers empty promises

Sleeper would shine on school board

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.

Make Harold Jones our solicitor

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

Atkins has right skills for board

Bush, not Kerry, is a proven leader

Elect McElmurray next solicitor

Two candidates did not really debate
I take exception to the lead editorial Oct. 15 ("The great debates"). I know I am a purest, but "the great debates" never took place. These were not debates in the true sense of the word, but more like diatribes full of misinformation, innuendo and bad taste. Seth Benson Millen

Vote for change - vote Democrat

Bush, not Kerry, is a proven leader
... I wasn't really into the election and figured why worry, because whoever won, won - until my brother got into it and urged me to get into it. President Bush has done the best that he could do, whereas John Kerry has this look in his eyes that he would go back on every word that he said. For example, he voted for the war in Iraq, but on television he says it is the "wrong war at the wrong place at the wrong time." Shannon Goddard Waynesboro

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

Lying Kerry has no real answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Democrats have their own set of rules

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

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

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

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

The secret to installing a microwave range hood

Decorate kids' rooms with eye to future

Cement-based roofing and siding

Flu fiasco lessons learned

Cement-based roofing and siding

Flu fiasco lessons learned

The secret to installing a microwave range hood

Techbits

Ask the Carey brothers

Even with Google, local PC search not perfect

Ask the Carey brothers

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.

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.

Cement-based roofing and siding
Need strong and durable roofing and siding that's fireproof, rot-resistant and insect-repelling, too?

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.

The secret to installing a microwave range hood
The "spacesaver" style microwave oven or range hood isn't a new innovation. In fact, a built-in microwave hood is as popular an appliance as you'll find anywhere. And they are incredibly easy to install.

Ask the Carey brothers
Q: What suggestions do you have to clean up the heavy oil and grease stains on my concrete driveway?

Cement-based roofing and siding
Need strong and durable roofing and siding that's fireproof, rot-resistant and insect-repelling, too?

Ask the Carey brothers
Q: What suggestions do you have to clean up the heavy oil and grease stains on my concrete driveway?

The secret to installing a microwave range hood
The "spacesaver" style microwave oven or range hood isn't a new innovation. In fact, a built-in microwave hood is as popular an appliance as you'll find anywhere. And they are incredibly easy to install.

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.

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.

Lynx drop home opener
The Augusta Lynx played their first game of the 2004-05 regular season Friday night and it looked like it.

DeMint flaunts GOP support at rally
NORTH AUGUSTA - U. S. Rep. Jim DeMint visited North Augusta on Friday along with U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., to grab a few more votes in the last days of the campaign.

Kid of the day

Owner finds woman in home after trip

Community's growth fuels race for school board

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

Across South Carolina

Georgians break away from families' political leanings
ATLANTA - Georgia isn't considered a battleground state in the presidential election, and Carolyn Walker is one reason why.

Black leaders see range of Kerry support

Isakson hopes experience will lead to win

Across Georgia

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.

Around town

Across the area

Fifth-grade pundits tackle issues in mock debate

Across Georgia
CARTERSVILLE - A tip led the Bartow County Sheriff's office to what might be the largest marijuana bust in the county's history Friday.

Auto club lends hand to center

Independent vote might loom large for DeMint
AIKEN - U.S. Rep. Jim DeMint knows the natural advantages enjoyed by any Republican running for office in South Carolina, a state where President Bush is immensely popular and the GOP claims about 45 percent of the vote.

Fate of posts could rely on election result

Majette stays in line with party views

Bogus registrations appear

Kid of the day
Today's is 8-year Madison Andrew Saxon of Augusta.

Kid of the day

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.

Space-age program forming
Fort Discovery Chief Executive Joe Edwards is hoping to train a whole crew of Burt Rutans throughout the area and - eventually - beyond.

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.

Rants and raves
I KEEP READING ABOUT the cost of medical care going up. I hear and see large numbers of people in the emergency room at most all hospitals, and knowing that emergency room services are more expensive than clinics, I wonder if someone will eventually consider that if a person doesn't have insurance, they will most likely go where they can be seen without charge.

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.

Politics a way of life for Clyburns

Free dental care becomes attraction for many carnies
RALEIGH, N.C. - Downwind from the cotton candy, caramel apples and deep-fried Oreos, carnival worker Robert Weaver stepped into a mobile dentist's office on the state fair midway to pay the price for his love of sweets: three pulled teeth.

News you can use

Across the area
3rd man pleads guilty to rape

University flu clinic relocates

Owner finds woman in home after trip
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - A woman came home from a vacation in Greece to find a stranger playing house, changing utilities into her name and even repainting a room she didn't like.

Majette stays in line with party views
ATLANTA - It's the first question lobbed at Democratic Senate candidate Denise Majette as she arrives to address a veterans luncheon on a recent October afternoon:

Landfill appeal is filed
A citizens' group has appealed a judge's ruling that allowed plans to put a controversial landfill in Taliaferro County.

Wrightsboro Road plan stalls

Hopefuls vow to clean up county
MILLEN, Ga. - In rural communities, the sheriff can have a lot of power, perhaps more power than any other political figure.

Teacher, parent get into fight

Disease worries subside in area

Hopefuls vow to clean up county

Across the area

Independent vote might loom large for DeMint

Around town
Dick Fox unties his boat from the dock. He helped move three sections of dock from the water Friday, so they could be removed from the boat ramp at the Boathouse along the Savannah River in Augusta.

Free dental care becomes attraction for many carnies

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

DeMint flaunts GOP support at rally

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.

Georgians break away from families' political leanings

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Space-age program forming

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.

Ft Gordon's second-in-command retires
As the day dimmed at Fort Gordon on Friday, the post bid its second-in-command farewell at his retirement ceremonies with ritual and cannon fire.

Splost Project:

News you can use

Splost Project:

Parties may see shift in power

Teacher, parent get into fight
MACON, Ga. - A teacher-parent brawl in front of 19 fourth-grade pupils sent a mother to the hospital and the teacher to jail.

Election will yield new faces

News you can use
OCT. 23, 1982 According to court documents obtained yesterday, federal authorities seized several vehicles and other assorted personal items of at least eight Lincoln and Elbert county residents in what has been labeled a drug smuggling-public corruption investigation.

Tenenbaum fights for room in GOP-leaning state

Across South Carolina
PELZER - A man has been charged after Anderson County deputies say he forced a 7-year-old boy to have sex with him during a two-year period.

Ft Gordon's second-in-command retires

Blast that destroyed home is investigated
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Authorities are investigating after a Whitemarsh Island house exploded into a fireball Thursday, killing at least one person and several pets.

Suspect pleads guilty in death
A young woman who came within one juror's vote of a murder conviction pleaded guilty to reduced charges Friday.

Suspect pleads guilty in death

Isakson hopes experience will lead to win
DAHLONEGA, Ga. - For a party that spurned his Senate campaign eight years ago, Republicans at a fund-raising event in this north Georgia town can't seem to get enough of Johnny Isakson.

Parties may see shift in power
ATLANTA - Two years ago in their worst nightmare, Democrats could never have envisioned a time when they weren't calling the shots in the Georgia Statehouse, yet the approaching election finds them clinging to just a shadow of their former power.

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.

Election will yield new faces
At first glance, it might seem that the U.S. Senate races in Georgia and South Carolina could hardly be more similar.

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.

Tenenbaum fights for room in GOP-leaning state
AIKEN - In the final week of campaigning before the Nov. 2 election, Inez Tenenbaum is counting on a red dress, a feisty demeanor and a direct appeal to the parochial interests of South Carolina voters to win the state's open seat in the U.S. Senate.

Rants and raves
I KEEP READING ABOUT the cost of medical care going up. I hear and see large numbers of people in the emergency room at most all hospitals, and knowing that emergency room services are more expensive than clinics, I wonder if someone will eventually consider that if a person doesn't have insurance, they will most likely go where they can be seen without charge.

Politics a way of life for Clyburns
AIKEN - After her husband won his run for the Aiken City Council in 1973, Beverly Clyburn was quoted as saying she was very much against the idea.

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.

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.

Around town

Disease worries subside in area
It's been six months since a deadly California plant disease hit Georgia, at the time causing concern among officials and ceasing shipments of California camellias to the Augusta area.

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

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

Newman qualifies first, shatters track record
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - With only three of the Chase for the Championship contenders among the top 10 starters for Sunday's Subway 500, Ryan Newman figures the race at Martinsville Speedway might be his last chance to make a run at the title.

Newman qualifies first, shatters track record

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.

Marino, Young are among nominees

Donatell building a better defense

Bears: Flu shots for pair were necessary

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Mr. Larry Dancy, Jr.    (GREENVILLE, Ga.)
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Ms. Sadie Boseman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Julius Dennis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. H. Wheldon Hair    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mrs. Beatrice Chavous Dunbar    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Thomas Chance    (WARNER ROBINS, Ga.)
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Mr. Jimmy Dash    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Virginia Chancellor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lillian Dye Middleton    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Lillian Middleton    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Deacon Charles Fowler, Sr.    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Dorothy Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Linda Gail Hurt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles Wilkes, Sr.    ( AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Jimmie Francis    (HILLSIDE, N.J.)
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Mr. Vincent E. Alberty    (SPOKANE, Wash.)
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Mrs. Hazel Gardner McLendon    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Charlotte Anderson    (ELLENWOOD, Ga.)
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Mr. Billy Greene    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Profile Obituary: Mr. Charles "Chuck" Rogers
Friends say Charles "Chuck" Rogers captured special moments in the lives of many through his camera lens.

CSM Horace Howell, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. LaVerne Walker    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mr. Paul Chever Hensley    (SALUDA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Eleanor Ramsey    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Neal Jones    (MILLEN, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lois McGill    (Martinez, Ga.)
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Mrs. Linda Hurt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Miss Erika J. Terry    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Rosa Holmes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Verne Hutson    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
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Mr. Garrett Tolbert, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Paris Jackson    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. LaVerne Walker    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mr. Bobby Joe Bryant    (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)
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Mrs. Nina Wilkerson Williams    (STATESBORO, Ga.)
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Dr. Bal Krishan Jerath    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. Johnny (Buster) Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. David Lavant Still    (HILDA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Lois Albea McGill    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mrs. Annie Lee Palmer Peace    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Annie Butler    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
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Mr. Willie Lee "Bill" Rhymes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Virginia Chancellor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Wallace McManus, Jr.    (CAYCE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Patricia Cross    (GOLDSBORO, N.C.)
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Mr. LeRoy A. Brown, Sr.    (CALIFORNIA)
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Mr. Julius Dennis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Charlotte Anderson    (ELLENWOOD, Ga.)
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Ms. Sadie Boseman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ruth Andrews    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. William H. Wolff    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. H. Wheldon Hair    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mrs. Anna Bell Harmon    (WADLEY, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert Stultz    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Mack Simpson    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Fannie Smith    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
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Mr. Billy Greene    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Betty Ruth Johnson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. James Shipp    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Eva Mae Martin    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Mr. Delmas Richardson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Miss Janey Nicole Levy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Neil O'Connor    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Neil O'Connor    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Hazel McLendon    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Delmas "D.C." Richardson, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ret. SSG Matthew Simpkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Betty Ruth Johnson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Dr. Bal Jerath    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. James W. Shipp    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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CSM Horace Howell, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Freddie Scruggs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Fred P. Slivon    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Mr. George Simpkins    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mr. David Lavant Still (HILDA, S.C.)

Mrs. Fannie Smith (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. LaVerne Walker (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Wilkes, Sr. ( AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Wallace McManus, Jr. (CAYCE, S.C.)

Mr. Paris Jackson (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Gail Hurt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ret. SSG Matthew Simpkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James W. Shipp (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Hurt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Daggett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. LaVerne Walker (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Nina Wilkerson Williams (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Dash (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Larry Dancy, Jr. (GREENVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Wells (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Chance (WARNER ROBINS, Ga.)

Mr. Fred P. Slivon (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois McGill (Martinez, Ga.)

Deacon Charles Fowler, Sr. (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Chancellor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie Scruggs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel McLendon (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Lee "Bill" Rhymes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Charlotte Anderson (ELLENWOOD, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Chancellor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Sadie Boseman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Lee Palmer Peace (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Verne Hutson (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Miss Erika J. Terry (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Billy Greene (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Sadie Boseman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Charlotte Anderson (ELLENWOOD, Ga.)

Mr. Neil O'Connor (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. LeRoy A. Brown, Sr. (CALIFORNIA)

Mrs. Lillian Middleton (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Garrett Tolbert, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Profile Obituary: Mr. Charles "Chuck" Rogers

Mr. Vincent E. Alberty (SPOKANE, Wash.)

Mr. Julius Dennis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Delmas "D.C." Richardson, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mack Simpson (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Eva Mae Martin (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. George Simpkins (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Johnny (Buster) Walker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Bal Jerath (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Andrews (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Neal Jones (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Billy Greene (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Wolff (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Stultz (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Paul Chever Hensley (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mr. Neil O'Connor (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. H. Wheldon Hair (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Julius Dennis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

And the winners of the Pfft! Awards are ...
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen to the fourth annual Pfft! Awards!

And the winners of the Pfft! Awards are ...
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen to the fourth annual Pfft! Awards!

Cardinals' soccer talk brings holier voice to radio airwaves

Straight-sets win takes Agassi to quarterfinals

Court says Hamm can keep gold

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.

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

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.

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.

Hewitt, Clijsters split up
BRUSSELS, Belgium - Tennis stars Kim Clijsters and Lleyton Hewitt called off their wedding, according to her Web site.

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.

Bears: Flu shots for pair were necessary
LAKE FOREST, Ill. - The Chicago Bears gave scarce flu vaccines to two players who have asthmatic conditions that placed them at high risk of developing influenza, the team said Friday.

Donatell building a better defense
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After taking the fall in Green Bay, Ed Donatell has gotten right back up with the Atlanta Falcons.

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.

Religion news in brief
TORONTO - The Canadian Council of Churches announced it was unable to take a position on legalization of same-sex marriage as the nation's Supreme Court held hearings on the issue.

Crowded megachurches keep growing
DOTHAN, Ala. - Like the other worshippers at the newest church in this southern Alabama city, Rich Elder listened intently to the sermon - showing not even a hint of annoyance that the pastor wasn't in the building, or even in the state.

Proposal gains momentum among Protestants
The idea has floated around for years on the fringes of the Middle East debate: Opponents of Israeli policy in the Palestinian territories should divest from companies doing business there.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send items to virginia.norton@augusta chronicle.com, send a fax to 722-7403, or mail to Faith Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Interfaith panel will discuss political issues
In an election year when religion has played a major role, voters will get a chance next week to hear how Augusta religious leaders weigh political issues.

Muslims turn to technology during Ramadan
FORT WORTH, Texas - Fazila Ahmed, of Southlake, Texas, has to make daily decisions about what to play on her car stereo during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan - Disney tunes, or verses from the Quran.

Faith Digest
DONORS CAN DROP OFF CLEAN AND SERVICEABLE WINTER APPAREL from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays until Nov. 1 at Augusta Urban Ministries, 303 Hale St. Call 722-8195.

Author to address women's problems
Women always have had needs but somehow they seem greater now.

Proposal gains momentum among Protestants
The idea has floated around for years on the fringes of the Middle East debate: Opponents of Israeli policy in the Palestinian territories should divest from companies doing business there.

Couple to bring musical talents to church event
What do a 100-voice Baptist men's chorus called The CenturyMen and the Three Mo' Tenors have in common?

Local fans still have season to celebrate

FCC commissioner takes on Big Media
WASHINGTON - When Michael Copps learned of Sinclair Broadcast Group's plan for many of its 62 television 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.

Mel Gibson puts passion into TV sitcom

ABC drops Miss America

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.

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

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.

NBC plots election night coverage

Humor writer Dave Barry to take indefinite leave

Georgia wary of Jones' athleticism
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - A creator. A magician. Fast as lightning.

Odds and Ends

Wanted, Dead: Cuban tree frog

Wanted, Dead: Cuban tree frog

Interfaith panel will discuss political issues

Proposal gains momentum among Protestants

Religion news in brief

Faith Digest

Faith Calendar

Muslims turn to technology during Ramadan

Crowded megachurches keep growing

Proposal gains momentum among Protestants