Books dig up subway facts for New York

Books dig up subway facts for New York
NEW YORK - During the past 100 years, billions of New Yorkers have vanished from the city's sidewalks and into a hole in the ground.

La Russa: Williams will start

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.

Boston ready for old foe

Ankle aid could be Series key
BOSTON - Pitchers have dipped their fingers in pickle brine to ward off blisters, gotten cortisone shots in their shoulders or elbows, had their hamstrings wrapped in yards of tape.

Ankle aid could be Series key

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.

Astros now face uncertain future

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

Bellhorn's late homer lifts Boston
BOSTON -- Another late October night at Fenway Park, another high fly ball off the foul pole.

Who says guys just throw out instruction manuals?

Many manage to live without cell phones

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.

American retirees go south of border for cheaper living
Robert Fulton traveled to Mexico many times during his career in manufacturing and as a contractor, but never thought of it as a place to retire.

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.

Business calendar

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.

Many manage to live without cell phones
Many of us couldn't imagine life without a cell phone, but there are some who don't have to.

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.

Business calendar
Monday, Tuesday: Skill Building for Front Line Supervisors, training will focus on experiential learning of basic supervisory/managerial skills; presented by Nancy Grunnet of First Sun Solutions; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $95 cost includes lunch; Aiken Chamber of Commerce Building, 1121 Richland Ave. E. in Aiken; call Amanda Day at (800) 968-8143.

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

U.S., Japan reach beef import agreement

Restoring downtown nostalgia

Stormy season could hurt real estate in Florida

Branch to serve minorities

Saying goodbye to land line
Where Coleeta Rhinehart goes, so goes her phone. The 23-year-old is among the millions who have chosen to "cut the cord," permanently severing the traditional home phone line and using only wireless.

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Oct. 8-12. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Stormy season could hurt real estate in Florida
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Riding out the ferocious winds of Hurricane Charley in their ranch house, the Tanay family made a decision: They were moving.

Bank sees growth in 3rd quarter

Saying goodbye to land line

Bush signs tax law aiding manufacturers

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

Property transfers

U.S., Japan reach beef import agreement
TOKYO - U.S. and Japanese negotiators struck a deal Saturday to allow limited imports of American beef into Japan for the first time since Tokyo closed its billion-dollar market last year over a mad cow disease scare.

Barbecue brings together former academy students

Barbecue brings together former academy students
The Class of '57 had its dreams. So did the classes of '56, '58 and '59 at the Academy of Richmond County. Among them, Augusta Commissioner Don Grantham and former Commissioner Bill Kuhlke, both members of the Friday Night Group, along with Kitty Coleman Ward, Helen Eve Christman, Jane Henderson Barrett and Dr. Fred Sims, Commissioner Barbara's husband.

Clemson's offense wakes just in time
CLEMSON, S.C. - With time running out and Clemson having little success against Maryland's defense, Tigers coach Tommy Bowden had to look past "Plan B" to figure out how to defeat the Terps.

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

Clemson's offense wakes just in time

Rivalry roars in SEC

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.

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

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

Small school roundup
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Hampton scored twice in 14 seconds of the first quarter on its way to a 52-36 victory over South Carolina State in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game Saturday.

College Football capsules

Boston College does in Irish again
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Boston College broke Notre Dame's heart again.

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

Mississippi State shocks No. 20 Florida at home
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Sylvester Croom's first big win for Mississippi State sent Florida to a new low under coach Ron Zook.

ACC roundup

SEC roundup
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer turned to his defense in the end to preserve a victory over Alabama in a rivalry that has turned nasty off the field.

SEC roundup

ACC roundup
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wyatt Sexton grew up a Florida State fan, a proud supporter of the team his father once quarterbacked.

Mississippi State shocks No. 20 Florida at home

Boston College does in Irish again

Dangerous to CARE

Cheeks for state Senate
Your Nov. 2 ballot will be overflowing with important races and decisions.

Baker for PSC

Yes, it's gotten juvenile

Cheeks for state Senate

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.

Stealing the election?
Both political parties are going all out in what The New York Times describes as "the most expensive voter drive ground war in history."

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.

Stealing the election?

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.

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

Eagles trounce Bulldogs
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Georgia Southern accomplished one of its goals Saturday. But not the main one.

More fans converted by Eagles at Citadel
CHARLESTON, S.C. - This might seem like a strange conclusion to draw from a 35-point win over a last-place team.

Tech's Tenuta provides high-decibel approach to coaching
ATLANTA - For most of his three years at Georgia Tech, Jon Tenuta has had little to say to reporters. One theory is that he doesn't have a voice left after hours of yelling at his players during workouts.

More fans converted by Eagles at Citadel

Eagles trounce Bulldogs

Tech's Tenuta provides high-decibel approach to coaching

Lehman gets a third shot

Kite's right as the rain

Lehman gets a third shot
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Tom Lehman gave himself a third straight chance at ending nearly five years of frustration, making two eagles Saturday to overcome a few glitches with the putter for 5-under-par 67 that left him tied for the lead with Briny Baird in the Funai Classic at Disney.

Kite's right as the rain
SONOMA, Calif. - Tom Kite was as steady as the rain, shooting even-par 72 to take a two-stroke lead over Jose Maria Canizares in a misty drizzle during the third round of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship on Saturday.

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.

Lehman works his way back into hunt

Laney survives Josey's endurance test

Arnold wades through Jackets for region win

Butler polishes off Musketeers

There's life left in 'Pack

Cross Creek finds its win

Hornets now in control

Panthers stuck in the cellar after loss

Wildcat passes test in rivalry game

Warhorses halt Silver Bluff's run in region

High School football capsules

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

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

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.

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

Wildcat passes test in rivalry game
The newest Laney Wildcat took the field at ARC Stadium on Friday and was amazed. Wayne Canty said the crowd was bigger than any he'd played for in his career. He said the same about the rivalry between Josey and Laney.

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.

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."

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.

Panthers stuck in the cellar after loss
Wayne County and Lakeside didn't have much to play for Saturday night.

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

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.

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

Who says guys just throw out instruction manuals?
We had a story the other day about a man who collected so much stuff that he had to move out of his house and into a trailer next to it.

Burglar charged in strangling attempt
A convicted burglar released from a Georgia prison five months ago has been arrested in connection with the attempted strangulation of an 86-year-old retired teacher in Wilkes County, authorities said Sunday.

Article on '87 Evans High football controversy helped bring closure
I want to thank The Augusta Chronicle for its article Oct. 8, "The great radio controversy." My younger brother was a starting offensive guard on the 1987 Evans High School football team and my father, Ray Hicks, was the principal of Evans at the time of the events described in the article. Deron R. Hicks Warm Springs

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

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
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

Bush, not Kerry, is a proven leader

Harold Jones would shine as solicitor
I have known Harold Jones since high school. He has always presented himself as a fair, trustworthy and dependable man. As he made his way through college and law school, he remained unchanged. After preparing himself academically, he entered the community sector volunteering himself and his leadership to many nonprofit organizations. Willie W. Law IV Augusta

Stop blaming our president and vote for him
A number of recent letters expressed the views of disgruntled liberals who are quick to back John Kerry and John Edwards without getting all the facts. Stacie McGahee Grovetown

Vote for change - vote Democrat

Harold Jones would shine as solicitor

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

Democrats have their own set of rules

Theme parks dress up for Halloween

Ask the Carey brothers

The secret to installing a microwave range hood

Sister-in-law should be told to butt out

The secret to installing a microwave range hood

Games: A look at "Terminator 3," "ESPN NHL2K5"

Setting the date is huge proposal

Ask the Carey brothers

Cement-based roofing and siding

Fur enjoys status as a fashion trend

Cement-based roofing and siding

Home has a vintage freshness

Presidential possibilities are plentiful from popular pool

In the know

Smart buildings save energy

Wet is wonderful

Games: A look at "Terminator 3," "ESPN NHL2K5"
In Atari's "Terminator 3: The Redemption," I am the Terminator, crushing everything in my path with a steely-eyed stare and spitting out one-liners all the while. And I like it.

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

Theme parks dress up for Halloween
SANDUSKY, Ohio - John Taylor is a ringmaster, of sorts, directing an assortment of ghouls and sideshow freaks in the shadows of Cedar Point amusement park's roller coasters.

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?

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

Wet is wonderful
Wanting to finish your basement or build a home with a finished lower level? Don't forget to include the wet bar, one of the most popular features in basement design.

In the know
Nicole DaVitte and Andrew Poteet were just two strangers in the Augusta State University parking lot until he broke the ice and they became fast friends.

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

Home has a vintage freshness
Each time Chip Harrison drove by a certain house in Northwood subdivision in Evans, he asked his wife, Mindy, if she would like to have it.

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.

Sister-in-law should be told to butt out
Dear Carson: My sister-in-law keeps asking another member of our family how much longer the doctor has given him to live. He has asked us all not to ask him or the doctor about it. It's just something he isn't able to talk about. I find it wrong of my sister-in-law. Am I right or wrong? I wouldn't mind saying something to her if I'm right. How do you feel about it? - Life or Death Matter

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.

Setting the date is huge proposal
After being single for most of my life, I got engaged last April, and now people are pestering me about the wedding plans.

Presidential possibilities are plentiful from popular pool
The painful truth about selecting a president is that often, as voters, we find ourselves choosing between the lesser of two perceived evils.

Smart buildings save energy
At Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, the lights are controlled by sensors that measure sunlight. They dim immediately when it's sunny and brighten when a passing cloud blocks the sun.

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

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.

Georgians break away from families' political leanings

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.

Parties may see shift in power

Hopefuls vow to clean up county

Election will yield new faces

News you can use

Owner finds woman in home after trip

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.

Tenenbaum fights for room in GOP-leaning state

Free dental care becomes attraction for many carnies

Across the area

Around town

Aiken voters to decide on sales-tax extension

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.

Hefty coffers aid incumbents

Politics a way of life for Clyburns

News you can use

Court of Appeals race is full of twists
ATLANTA - For the three state Court of Appeals hopefuls who will appear on the Nov. 2 ballot, it's been a long, strange trip to Election Day.

Aiken County puts tax extension before voters
A referendum on the Nov. 2 general election ballot will ask Aiken County residents if they want to extend the countywide 1-cent sales tax.

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.

Much is at stake for local voters
The ringing phones and stacks of new registrations tell Debbie Marshall that business is going to be good on the first Tuesday in November.

DeMint flaunts GOP support at rally

Tainted candy is rare, say officials
Halloween is a scary time for parents concerned about the candy their children collect while trick-or-treating.

Independent vote might loom large for DeMint

Race sees political slams on both sides
Around restaurants, bars and checkout lines, when the talk turns to politics in Augusta, it usually turns to the District 22 state Senate race between Democrat Charles Walker and Republican Don Cheeks.

Space-age program forming

Hefty coffers aid incumbents
AIKEN - Only three of the nine members on Aiken County's state legislative delegation face opposition in the November general election - a testament, some say, to the power of incumbency and the growing cost of campaigning.

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

Aiken voters to decide on sales-tax extension
AIKEN - Aiken County's 1-cent sales tax has paid for tens of millions of dollars' worth of paved roads, parks and public safety equipment since officials started collecting it in 2001.

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.

Many say tax plan will fail at polls
Marred by controversy and political infighting, shunned by many of its former boosters, Augusta's $486 million special purpose local option sales tax referendum remains on the Nov. 2 ballot, and many people are asking what will happen if it fails.

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.

Husband plans 2nd prom for wife
BRUNSWICK, Ga.- They're calling it "The Second Chance Dance" and a national television crew is in town to tape a man's elaborate replacement prom for his wife.

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.

Rants and raves
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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.

Wild rides are only one of many thrills at Aiken fair

Kid of the day

Race sees political slams on both sides

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Husband plans 2nd prom for wife

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.

Old school opens to new change
Doug Barnard Jr. was all smiles Saturday as he sat on stage at the Monte Sano Elementary School auditorium.

2nd term could be similar to first

Food drive turnout is anything but spooky
Evelyn Browne, founder of It's Spooky To Be Hungry, exceeded one of her goals at Saturday's 10th annual food drive.

Ft Gordon's second-in-command retires

Sanford is upset over ad in paper
ST. GEORGE, S.C. - For the second time in a week, Gov. Mark Sanford is upset his name or image is being used in a campaign ad without his permission.

Majette stays in line with party views

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - One person was shot in a series of fights after a high school football game Friday night, Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon said.

Isakson hopes experience will lead to win

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A woman was killed after crossing a busy Atlanta street and being hit by a garbage truck early Saturday.

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.

Wild rides are only one of many thrills at Aiken fair
AIKEN - For the adventurous at heart, all the rides Saturday at the Aiken Jaycees Western Carolina State Fair were fun in some way.

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:

Across the area
TENNILLE, GA. - Jason Luttrell was pretty proud when he bagged a 10-point buck, the biggest in Washington County, in 1999. He never imagined he'd have to hunt it again.

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.

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Disease worries subside in area

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day Brittney Johnson of Augusta

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.

Across Georgia

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

Bush, Kerry still court voters

Suspect pleads guilty in death

Across South Carolina

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.

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.

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.

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.

Old school opens to new change

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.

Kerry's policies could be limited

Across the area
3rd man pleads guilty to rape

Kid of the Day

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.

Court of Appeals race is full of twists

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.

Aiken County puts tax extension before voters

Teacher, parent get into fight

Across the area

Volatile issues a boost to ballots

Much is at stake for local voters

Tainted candy is rare, say officials

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.

Red Sox fans can revel in victory
When your business card declares you the biggest New York Yankees fan south of the Mason-Dixon Line, you set yourself up for a little grief.

Those out of Chase can't be forgotten
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - There are 33 drivers not competing in NASCAR's Chase for the Championship during today's Subway 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Those out of Chase can't be forgotten

Schumacher's pole bid denied by crash
SAO PAULO, Brazil - Rubens Barrichello won the pole position at the Brazilian Grand Prix for the second straight year, taking advantage after Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher crashed in practice earlier Saturday.

McMurray holds on for NASCAR history

Newman qualifies first, shatters track record

Junior: Appeal wasn't worth it

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.

Schumacher's pole bid denied by crash

McMurray holds on for NASCAR history
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Jamie McMurray held off Dennis Setzer on a restart with 12 laps to go Saturday and won for the first time in the NASCAR Craftsman Trucks Series, completing a career hat trick.

Junior: Appeal wasn't worth it
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. thought his appeal of a 25-point penalty for swearing on television would be overturned "on the drop of a hat."

Roberts awaits word on status
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State senior Lawrence Roberts is practicing with the Bulldogs while the NCAA completes an investigation into his workout the Portland Trail Blazers before he decided not to enter the NBA Draft, his mother said Saturday.

Donatell building a better defense

NFL power rankings for Week 7

Bears: Flu shots for pair were necessary

Rice should learn from the past

Opposing coaches are old friends

Profile Obituary: Mr. Charles "Chuck" Rogers
Friends say Charles "Chuck" Rogers captured special moments in the lives of many through his camera lens.

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Mrs. Rosa Holmes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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SSG Matthew E. Simpkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Billy Greene    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Ms. Linda Poole-Jones    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Julius Dennis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ethel Mae McInnis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Larry Dancy, Jr.    (GREENVILLE, Ga.)
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Ms. Sadie Boseman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. LeRoy A. Brown, Sr.    (CARONA, Calif.)
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Mrs. Evelyn Franklin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Lawrence C. Callahan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Sadie Boseman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lillian Dye Middleton    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Ms. Deloris Gartrell    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ruth Cooper Andrews    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lillian Middleton    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Grace Garner    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Neil O'Connor    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Billy Greene    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Eleanor Ramsey    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Rosa Holmes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Delmas Richardson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Joseph A. Bruner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Betty Ruth Johnson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ravanna M. Yates    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. James Shipp    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Horace Wallace, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. George Simpkins    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mrs. Louise J. Suydam    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Mack Simpson    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
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Mr. George Simpkins    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mrs. Fannie Smith    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Dora Simons Kinsey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Elijah Jefferson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Virginia L. Raley    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert Stultz    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Neil O'Connor    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. William H. Wolff    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Carolyn Miller Berrie    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. H. Wheldon Hair    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mrs. Annie Lou Dyches    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Ruth Andrews    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Patricia Cross    (GOLDSBORO, N.C.)
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Mrs. Linda Hurt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Charlotte Anderson    (ELLENWOOD, Ga.)
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Mrs. LaVerne Walker    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mildred L. Huitt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Dr. Bal Jerath (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

Ms. Sadie Boseman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Franklin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Rosa Holmes (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Lois McGill (Martinez, Ga.)

Mr. Hilliard J. Bingham (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Ms. Shirley Modgling Dunbar (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Neal Jones (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Willis B. Harn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. LaVerne Walker (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Teddy Smith (Millen, Ga.)

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

Mr. Billy Greene (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Sadie Boseman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Deloris Gartrell (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Billy Greene (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. LeRoy A. Brown, Sr. (CARONA, Calif.)

Mrs. Ruth Andrews (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Dora Simons Kinsey (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Lawrence C. Callahan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carolyn Miller Berrie (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Linda Hurt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Ravanna M. Yates (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Horace Wallace, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Charlotte Anderson (ELLENWOOD, Ga.)

Mr. James W. Larson (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ethel Mae McInnis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Elijah Jefferson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Hurt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Chance (WARNER ROBINS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Virginia Chancellor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dora Ann Gregory (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ret. SSG Matthew Simpkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Garner (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

SSG Matthew E. Simpkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Julius Dennis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph A. Bruner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Profile Obituary: Mr. Charles "Chuck" Rogers

Ms. Linda Poole-Jones (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Miss Erika J. Terry (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mildred L. Huitt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Top-notch school system continually improves
As principal of Lakeside High School, I feel compelled to respond to Merle Temple's charge to "light some fires" in the Columbia County school system. His Oct. 10 column was nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to drum up support for new school board candidates. It is only fair for someone who is very familiar with the school system to respond to his rhetoric. Because of the fact that I am a graduate of Evans High School; a 15-year employee of this school system; married to a fourth-grade teacher at Riverside Elementary School, who is also a product of Evans High; and the father of two elementary-aged boys who attend Riverside Elementary, I feel very qualified to respond to Mr. Temple's need for lighting a fire.

Top-notch school system continually improves
As principal of Lakeside High School, I feel compelled to respond to Merle Temple's charge to "light some fires" in the Columbia County school system. His Oct. 10 column was nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to drum up support for new school board candidates. It is only fair for someone who is very familiar with the school system to respond to his rhetoric. Because of the fact that I am a graduate of Evans High School; a 15-year employee of this school system; married to a fourth-grade teacher at Riverside Elementary School, who is also a product of Evans High; and the father of two elementary-aged boys who attend Riverside Elementary, I feel very qualified to respond to Mr. Temple's need for lighting a fire.

Don't send our city on foolish spending spree
We all like to go on spending sprees occasionally. I had a great time on one recently that involved flying to Utah to purchase a worn-out World War II aircraft, then renting a truck to haul it to Delaware so the fuselage could be rebuilt by one of the nation's top restorers. It's not much to look at right now, but my wife loves to talk about it.

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!

Don't send our city on foolish spending spree
We all like to go on spending sprees occasionally. I had a great time on one recently that involved flying to Utah to purchase a worn-out World War II aircraft, then renting a truck to haul it to Delaware so the fuselage could be rebuilt by one of the nation's top restorers. It's not much to look at right now, but my wife loves to talk about it.

Overtime

Area sports announcements

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

Area sports announcements
The 8 and under Georgia Futures Baseball team is looking for players for the 2005 season. For more information, call Robbie Shearer at 863-8196 or Steve Anderson at 650-0353.

Overtime
In Boston, Juri Jaansen claimed his first Head of the Charles Regatta victory in men's championship singles with an adjusted time of 13:45.415 on Saturday.

Young bucks

For youth, it really was hunt of lifetime
Brent Rothenberg endured countless sessions of radiation and chemotherapy - and nearly 100 transfusions - as his doctors worked tirelessly to beat a stubborn strain of cancer.

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

Young bucks
Young bucksAbove, Timothy Nixon, 11, joined the ranks of hunters who can claim a true trophy buck. Timothy, a sixth-grader from Springfield, Ga., was hunting with his dad on Peeples Deer Club in Allendale County when he bagged this deer.At left, Chance Lonergan, 9, had an awesome opening day while hunting with his dad, Tripp Lonergan, in Columbia County on Oct. 16. Just after 8 a.m., this big buck followed a doe into a food plot. The tall-tined whitetail has nine points, a 16-inch spread and weighed 157 pounds.[CAPTION]

For youth, it really was hunt of lifetime

Bush, Kerry still court voters
PUEBLO, Colo. - Democrat John Kerry sought to undercut President Bush on national security Saturday by charging that he was trying to scare voters with talk of terrorism. Mr. Bush portrayed his opponent as indecisive and suffering from "election amnesia" with conflicting stands on Iraq.

2nd term could be similar to first
WASHINGTON - On the campaign trail, belting out promises for the next four years, President Bush exudes confidence and optimism. Yet the reality of a second term is that Mr. Bush would be boxed in by many of the momentous decisions he made in the first.

Kerry's policies could be limited
WASHINGTON - If Sen. John Kerry is elected, his presidency is likely to bring a sharp shift in White House direction - along with pragmatic backpedaling on some of his boldest campaign promises.

Volatile issues a boost to ballots
The heated Bush-Kerry race might seem reason enough for voters to turn out Nov. 2, but in many states extra incentive is provided by divisive ballot measures on topics ranging from marijuana legalization and minimum wages to malpractice and same-sex marriage.

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.

NFL power rankings for Week 7
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.

Rice should learn from the past
Say what you will about Al Davis, he has a sense of history and a soft spot for history makers.

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.

Opposing coaches are old friends
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If Jim Mora is upset about being kicked out of his bedroom to let Dick Vermeil get a good night's sleep, then maybe this is a revenge game.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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?

Red Sox fans can revel in victory

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.

Pollack close to school sack record heady heady
ATHENS, Ga. - For a baseball slugger, it's crushing a home run. For a basketball guard, it's sinking a 3-pointer with a hand in the face. For a football defensive end, there's nothing quite like getting a sack.

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

Freshman backs are taking over as starters
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia has a trio of experienced running backs. They all went to the bench after Danny Ware and Thomas Brown stepped on campus.

Bulldogs remain road warriors
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Maybe Georgia should request to move Saturday's annual showdown against Florida in Jacksonville 70 miles southwest to " The Swamp" in Gainesville.

Brown finds his stride
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Georgia running back Thomas Brown showed that last week's 122-yard rushing effort against Vanderbilt wasn't an accident.

Freshman backs are taking over as starters

Brown finds his stride

Pollack close to school sack record heady heady

Bulldogs remain road warriors

Religion news in brief

Crowded megachurches keep growing

Proposal gains momentum among Protestants

Interfaith panel will discuss political issues

Faith Digest

Proposal gains momentum among Protestants

Faith Calendar

Muslims turn to technology during Ramadan