Arts calendar

Arts calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

History, myth blend in Queen of Sheba exhibit

History, myth blend in Queen of Sheba exhibit
SANTA ANA, Calif. - She's perhaps the original one-hit wonder.

Author fails to channel Dickens
Historical novelist John Jakes has gone Victorian for his latest, Savannah or A Gift For Mr. Lincoln.

Schilling surgery planned for Wednesday
BOSTON - Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling will have surgery on his injured right ankle as long as an MRI shows no problems with infection, the team's doctor said before the World Series victory parade on Saturday.

Glover, Greenbrier pound way to title
COLUMBUS - Greenbrier ended any debate on which team was the best in Class AAAA with an emphatic 12-0 win over Chapel Hill in the championship game of the state softball tournament Saturday.

Glover, Greenbrier pound way to title

Greenbrier girls claim softball championship
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Garrett Black hasn't slept much since the state finals began Thursday.

They love a parade: Red Sox are toastedMartinez struck by ball thrown during World Series parade
BOSTON - Hundreds of thousands of Red Sox fans jammed streets and the banks of the Charles River on Saturday to watch a parade many had begun to doubt they would ever witness: a toast to a World Series champion team.

Schilling surgery planned for Wednesday

Dead people's votes may be counted
RALEIGH, N.C. -- An untold number of ballots from people who have died since casting them will be counted this year because of the haphazard and cumbersome process of enforcing laws in many states to weed out these votes.

New CEO still evaluating Penney's business

Internal, external woes still haunt companies
Tonight, as Halloween trick-or-treaters come a-knockin', be thankful the scares of the little ghouls and goblins are only temporary. Some of America's largest corporations have endured real-life horror stories whose effect still linger.

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Oct. 13-21. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

1810 signals heady times

New CEO still evaluating Penney's business
PLANO, Texas - Unlike the bankrupt retailer he took over at Macy's in 1992, Myron E. Ullman III will inherit a chain on the rebound when he assumes control of J.C. Penney Co. Inc. on Dec. 1.

Around the watercooler

Lifting of curse creates dilemma for marketers
BOSTON - Unbelievable as it may seem, not everyone in New England is thrilled about the Red Sox winning the World Series.

Officials use hurricanes to create more OJ drinkers

1810 signals heady times
A little slice of McDuffie County has come to resemble the wine region of Alsace in France with the expansion of a historic bed-and-breakfast that includes a tidy vineyard and an upscale restaurant.

On the move
Brian Pearlman has been named vice president of Human Resources for E-Z-Go Textron.

Business calendar
Thursday and Nov. 11, 18: APICS CSRA chapter presents the Master Planning of Resources CPIM Review course; contact Tianna Marynell at (478) 553-0225.<

Business calendar

Class of '99 still recovering from dashed dreams
The day she graduated from Northeastern University, Liz Erk thought she had it made.

Business licenses

Class of '99 still recovering from dashed dreams

Property transfers

Business licenses
The following is a partial list of business licenses applied for in Richmond County during the month of September.

Internal, external woes still haunt companies

On the move

Around the watercooler
Vacations aren't just for rest - plenty of us shop up a storm.

Officials use hurricanes to create more OJ drinkers
LAKELAND, Fla. - Drinking orange juice will help Florida rebuild from the damage of hurricanes that blew through the state this season, according to a television advertisement approved Wednesday by the Florida Citrus Commission.

A great time at the post office

A great time at the post office
The most remarkable thing happened Tuesday at the post office in downtown Augusta.

Tigers' defense earning stripes

Tigers' defense earning stripes
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Tommy Bowden came to the Tigers on the strength of his offensive mind. But it has been his defense that has turned things around the past two seasons.

Heels savor victory over Miami
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina coach John Bunting never lost faith in his players, unabashedly supporting them even while their mistakes and poor play led to more losses.

Heels savor victory over Miami

Tigers have time to savor title

Top 25 roundup
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Braylon Edwards caught two touchdown passes to help Michigan erase a 17-point, fourth-quarter deficit and grabbed a third TD in triple overtime to lift the Wolverines to a 45-37 win over Michigan State on Saturday.

Sooners hang on to corral Cowboys
STILLWATER, Okla. - Oklahoma survived another dicey trip to Oklahoma State, and the difference this time was Adrian Peterson.

Monday morning quarterback
WHO'S HOT: North Carolina and Maryland. Your friends would have called you an idiot if you proclaimed before the games that the Tar Heels would beat Miami and the Terps would take out Florida State. Just further proof that gambling on college football is an incredibly dumb idea.

ACC roundup
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Fifth-ranked Florida State was in the process of completing another comeback on the road, and Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen could think of only one course of action.

Tigers have time to savor title
OXFORD, Miss. - Expect a quiet November from third-ranked Auburn.

Walker leads Blazers in rout of Muleriders
VALDOSTA, Ga. - Fabian Walker passed for 239 yards and three touchdowns to lead Valdosta State to a 45-28 victory over Southern Arkansas on Saturday, the eighth victory in a row for the Blazers.

Florida in state of shock after loss
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida, Florida State and Miami were out of the national championship picture by Thanksgiving last year.

Sooners hang on to corral Cowboys

Florida in state of shock after loss

Walker leads Blazers in rout of Muleriders

Monday morning quarterback

Yes to Aiken sales tax

Amendments: Say 'Yes'

Whitehead for state Senate
Folks weren't moving to Columbia, Elbert, Glascock, Lincoln, McDuffie, Warren and Wilkes counties just for the privilege of voting for state Senate candidate Jim Whitehead.

Hall for state Senate
State Sen. Randy Hall is many things. A loving husband and father. An Augusta native and product of Richmond County schools and Augusta State University. A highly successful commercial real estate and development attorney. A community activist and youth coach. An award-winning champion of children and families.

Amendments: Say 'Yes'
Amending a constitution should never be done lightly. But the two proposed amendments to the Georgia Constitution on your ballot Tuesday are as easy as they come.

Yes to Aiken sales tax
South Carolina voters will confront two constitutional amendments Tuesday, and Aiken County will be asked to extend the 1-cent sales tax another seven years. Our recommendation is yes for all three referenda.

Hall for state Senate

Eagles, Williams run past 'Rabbits
STATESBORO, Ga. - Moments after Georgia Southern's 63-7 victory over South Dakota State on Saturday, the attention turned to another opponent.

Eagles, Williams run past 'Rabbits

All I want is a little bit of courtesy from those fouling my atmosphere

Watney takes Nationwide
PRATTVILLE, Ala. - Nick Watney completed his late-season charge to the big leagues Sunday with a 3-under 69 to win the Nationwide Tour Championship, moving him up to No. 5 on the final list to earn a PGA Tour card.

Garcia loses lead in Spain

Singh controls Chrysler

A $10 million year for Singh
PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Vijay Singh once earned $10 a lesson as a club pro in Borneo. With his ninth victory of the year Sunday in the Chrysler Championship, the Fijian became golf's first $10 million man.

Harrington could disrupt money list
PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Jesper Parnevik and Tag Ridings have to wait one week to see if their crucial spots on the money list hold up.

A $10 million year for Singh

Park wins CJ Nine Bridges Classic

Singh controls Chrysler
PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Vijay Singh made a 30-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole that changed everything Saturday in the Chrysler Championship. A tournament that for most of the day looked as if it was up for grabs now seems headed for a familiar conclusion.

Garcia loses lead in Spain
SOTOGRANDE, Spain - Alastair Forsyth of Scotland shot 4-under-par 67 on Saturday to open a three-stroke lead over Ian Poulter and second-round leader Sergio Garcia after three rounds of the Volvo Masters.

Park wins CJ Nine Bridges Classic
JEJU, South Korea - Grace Park won the CJ Nine Bridges Classic, shooting a 7-under 65 for a five-stroke victory.

Playoff puzzle still unsolved

Playoff puzzle still unsolved
Most of the area's high school football teams knew their playoff status after their games Friday night.

Seeds are on the line for area teams
Thomson and Glenn Hills are going to the playoffs in Class AAA. Who'll they'll play and what seed they are will depend on three teams and numerous scenarios.

Augusta was part of Poe's mysterious life
Halloween, huh? That's when my 10-year-old says he likes horror movies. (I doubt it.) He says it's fun being scared. (Unlikely.)

Online Exclusive: Don't vote for more of the same
I read the letter to the editor from the Grovetown resident ("Stop blaming our president and vote for him," Oct. 24) who said we should vote for President Bush even though he made mistakes, which he won't admit to. We also have to overlook the many things that have happened to our country. Ernest H. Hickman, Aiken, S.C.

Say no to same-sex marriages
Regarding the marriage amendment being voted on Nov. 2: Same-sex marriages? What an absolute mess this country is in!Jason Epley, Harlem

Vote for the right man: John Kerry

Online Exclusive: Don't vote for more of the same

Online Exclusive: Kerry has an anti-American past
They say you can tell much about the character of a man by the friends he keeps. Likewise, you can get a strong sense of the political character of a candidate by those who promote and endorse him. Mike Miller, Aiken, S.C.

If you want security, vote for Bush
The dictionary defines treason as a violation of allegiance to a sovereign or country or of giving aid or comfort to the enemy. John Kerry certainly gave comfort to North Vietnam when he testified before Congress and in Paris.Dale E. Owens, Evans

Because of the war, vote Kerry
After heavy prayer and study and contemplation, I decided I have to vote for John Kerry. I don't really trust him or President Bush, and there are some things that I question about both of them, but I think the biggest issue at this juncture has to be the war in Iraq. I don't think we have any business over there.Donna Dumas, Augusta

We will still pay for health care
President George W. Bush claims that John Kerry will have to tax the middle class to pay for his health care plan. Also, it will lead to big government. We can't have big government, now can we? Darren J. Stephens, Augusta

Just where will tax funding go?
I commend John Gratop for providing a list of items desired for upgrade in Aiken and Aiken County ("Vote yes on Aiken's sales tax plan," Oct. 26). They are all very worthwhile projects. Richard A. Wilson, Aiken

Unhappy voters must defeat SPLOST
Tentative. That word defines the local option sales tax projects. The Augusta Commission is not required to spend these revenues on any of the tentative projects agreed to; they can and probably will coerce one another to fund their pet projects.Harry Sellers, Hephzibah

Walker is unfit to be in Senate
I cannot understand all the controversy swirling around Charles Walker's bid for the Georgia state Senate. Patricia Doughty, Augusta

Put Giddings on school board
I have read and heard how tight the school budget is in Aiken County. This is hard to believe, since the school board distributed more than 3,000 campaign cards to every employee, the Aiken Chamber of Commerce and its members, and every real estate company in Aiken County. I have seen John Bradley's campaign literature at various places in Aiken, and this card is an exact duplicate. ...Richard Posey, Aiken, S.C.

Online Exclusive: Bush has issued trail of lies
President Clinton lied about sex and they wanted to impeach him. Martha Stewart lied about stock sales and they gave her jail time. President George W. Bush has lied from the start four years ago. Harry E. Allen, Hephzibah

President botched U.S. security
President Bush is touting himself as a great security provider. Let's look at the record. Vernon Johnson, Mesena

Vote for the right man: John Kerry
There are many profound reasons to vote for John Kerry. He is a true military hero who would never send our brave servicemen and women into an unjustified war. He doesn't give lip service to compassion; he puts his compassion into action by helping people in need. He has a quiet, abiding faith in Jesus Christ while respecting everyone's constitutional right of freedom of worship.Paul L. Cook, Augusta

Dems must reinvent themselves

If you want security, vote for Bush

Online Exclusive: Kerry has an anti-American past

Online Exclusive: Bush has issued trail of lies

Vote for our future: Vote Bush

City needs governmental rehab
As I watched the SPLOST debate unfold and our Augusta government unravel, I tried to understand why such things happen. So I did a little homework.Greg Capers, Augusta

School board must be held accountable

Vote yes on gay-marriage ban
Because of the downfall of American morals, I believe it is absolutely essential to have in place a state marriage amendment. People have changed what used to be wrong to something that is acceptable. Wrong and right have been confused so much that it is hard to tell which is which. Timothy Aguiar, Camak

Let's help soldiers financially
Having been a veteran in the Army from 1965 to1968, and working at Fort Gordon for civil service for the past 34 years, I have a suggestion for everyone in the CSRA to assist our military personnel at Fort Gordon. As you all know, our soldiers put their lives on the line every day to keep America free. I have watched many of my soldiers go to Iraq since 2001 - and some have not come back - to do what they do best: put their lives on the line for every American, and try to rid us from these evil countries. I watched a news segment recently on television where a small town in the state of Washington donated money and raised $15,000 for all of the military from their city, to assist their families with their financial situations. Some of you people in the CSRA do not realize that a private first class only makes about $1,500 a month, and perhaps has a family of two or three, whereas they were making $3,000 a month in civilian life, before Sept. 11, 2001. This is a hardship on them. Charles Mongold, Augusta

Online Exclusive: Kerry doesn't support military
This last week of the campaign has proven to me that, if you just tell a lie long and loud enough, there are enough people who will believe it. As a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army, and I lived through the pay freezes and promotion slowdowns of the three previous Democratic administrations, and was humiliated when the last sitting Democratic president, who loathed the military, failed to salute his Marine honor guard. For John Kerry, who humiliated our Vietnam veterans by calling them baby killers and war criminals in front of the U.S. Senate to now say that he supports our military is the worst of lies. Lonnie L. Lowe Jr., Hephzibah

Rebel flag was misappropriated
The Augusta Chronicle's editorial cartoon Oct. 10 showed a Klansman behind a group of Confederate flag supporters. This, without a doubt, is a bigoted view of those who seek to simply protect their heritage. It is a low point in journalism. Trey Morris, North Augusta, S.C.

Online Exclusive: Elect McElmurray for solicitor
I am a 19-year-old Augusta-Richmond County high school senior. I an writing to endorse Ben "Swain" McElmurray Jr. for the office of solicitor general for Augusta-Richmond County. Darrell N. Grisson, Augusta

Kerry's October surprise failed

Online Exclusive: Kerry is Monday-morning quarterback
Terrorism is the paramount reason why we should vote. All other issues are meaningless if we fail in the war against terrorism. The attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, caused severe economic consequences. Can you imagine what would happen if we had more attacks on the 9-11 scale or worse? The panic, instability, job losses, stock market dive, etc. would cause a dramatic recession, if not a depression. Frank Scharite, Augusta

Incumbents must leave our BOE
Here are just a few reasons to worry about our present Richmond County Board of Education members seeking re-election: Carolyn Roberts, Augusta

Online Exclusive: Barnes is best choice for BOE
I am writing to urge the citizens of District 1 to re-elect Marion E. Barnes to the Richmond County Board of Education. Gloria B. Lewis, Augusta

Incumbents must leave our BOE

Online Exclusive: Kerry doesn't support military

School board must be held accountable
I was dismayed by what can only be characterized as a personal attack by Lakeside High School Principal Jeff Carney against Merle Temple in the Oct. 24 Opinion section ("Top-notch school system continually improves"). Oksana Demediuk, Martinez

Just where will tax funding go?

We will still pay for health care

Say no to same-sex marriages

Get a new sheriff in Edgefield
This is in reference to an incident, or rather an accident, that happened in our Edgefield County neighborhood recently. Some crazy driver came through the neighborhood and took out several mailboxes, as well as my neighbor's fence. The driver returned about the same time the deputies arrived. The deputies talked to the neighbors and saw the visible property damage, and all they did to the driver was talk to him and tell him to be more careful. Dr. Daniel Moore, North Augusta, S.C.

Kerry's October surprise failed
Wow! First, Dan "Blather" Rather, now John Kerry!Danny Himsey, Aiken, S.C.

Vote for our future: Vote Bush
Sept. 11, 2001, was nearly overwhelming for most Americans, going from unbelief and shock to painful reality, slowly processing what it all meant. Memories of Pearl Harbor came vividly back: an unannounced enemy coming to strike America a death blow. Gary Garner, Augusta

Dems must reinvent themselves
For the past 30 years, we were in need of a Ralph Nader - one in every state. Since the early 1970s, Democrats were screaming for a complete overhaul of the party, one that will bring it back to basics, a reversion to the principles that made us proud to be Americans.Joaquin Godoy, Aiken, S.C.

Flat-panel TVs: Tune in, turn on, burn out?

Neutral home is spiced up with rich hue

Storms' impact resonates through southern Appalachian

Race for Oval Office keeps candidates in shape

Review: A flat panel that's also 3-D

Users often invite spyware trouble

Visit Texas' Big Bend by way of Internet

Techbits

Woman does not have to wait for late friend

Spyware is sneaky, aggressive, oppressive

Game reviews: "Donkey Konga," "Tony Hawk's Underground 2"

Travel briefs

Travel briefs
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Planning to take a spin on Disneyland's venerable Jungle Cruise ride?

Spyware is sneaky, aggressive, oppressive
NEW YORK - David Eckstein turned on his computer one day and launched his Web browser, just as he had every day. This time, however, CNN.com did not automatically open. Instead, the page was a search engine he'd never heard of.

Flat-panel TVs: Tune in, turn on, burn out?
Q: I'm thinking of getting a plasma TV, but I've heard the image can "burn" into the screen. Is this something I need to be concerned about?

Neutral home is spiced up with rich hue
Tondra Fobish has no particular style of decorating; she just knows what she likes.

Review: A flat panel that's also 3-D
NEW YORK - Three-dimensional movies at home, without the silly glasses, have been a science-fiction dream for at least as long as Dick Tracy's wristwatch cell phone and the household robot.

Race for Oval Office keeps candidates in shape
Election day is all about choice. Republican or Democrat? Liberal or conservative? But in this year's presidential election, physical fitness is one subject on which both candidates agree.

Game reviews: "Donkey Konga," "Tony Hawk's Underground 2"
Nintendo has created what could be the ultimate house party video game with "Donkey Konga."

In the know
Because of a mix-up at Tribune Media, which produces the weekly TV book and daily TV grids for The Augusta Chronicle, UPN (WRDW-DT) has been left out of the Sunday TV book.

Users often invite spyware trouble
NEW YORK - All Dennis McGrath wanted was to belong.

Visit Texas' Big Bend by way of Internet
There's a big corner of Texas you might not have visited yet, far from the big cities and the Hill Country and the Gulf Coast. The Big Bend, that knob of West Texas where the Rio Grande takes a southward detour between El Paso and the Pecos River, offers wild open spaces to explore.

Techbits
SAN FRANCISCO - The mayor says San Francisco plans to rapidly expand its free wireless Internet access program and will soon make free computers available at housing projects and community centers.

Style briefs
NEW YORK - Proenza Schouler's Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, the current wunderkind of the style world whose runway shows have become a must-see in just two years, were the first winners of the CFDA-Vogue Fashion Fund award.

Storms' impact resonates through southern Appalachian
PISGAH NATIONAL FOREST, N.C. - A stream called Licklog Branch meanders delicately down from the Blue Ridge Parkway, gurgling under a small bridge that's carried sightseers for seven decades.

Woman does not have to wait for late friend
Dear Carson: I am 62 years old and one of my very best girlfriends has developed a bad habit in the past few years.

Researches study spider silk
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson researchers hope that a spider's silk may provide a way of helping wounds heal more quickly.

Campaign costs get higher
AIKEN - The $500 campaign donation state Rep. Jim Stewart got from the Bridgestone/Firestone tire company almost equals his challenger's entire campaign expenditures.

Board says area turnout will be high

Across South Carolina
YORK - A Rock Hill man won't face trial on four remaining charges after he was convicted of raping and killing his 12-year-old daughter.

Rants and Raves
WE ARE NOW INTO the fifth month of the Stevens Creek Road closing. It's supposed to last six months. We're in the fifth month. The sun is shining. There is no work being done. Can you try to find out when we can expect to have this road opened, because we're never going to get Furys Ferry Road opened in anybody's lifetime now?

Across the area
Aiken County sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who was involved in an early morning armed robbery of a Clearwater convenience store Saturday.

Researches study spider silk

Across the southeast
MIAMI - More than 1.8 million Floridians have cast their ballots through early or absentee voting - nearly 2 times the number of people who voted early in 2000.

Still no suspects in Chesnee shooting

Come one, come all
Come one, come allAt left, clad in a pumpkin costume, Christine Hoglund, 8 months, sits with her mom, Monica Hoglund, during Fort Discovery's Halloween Happening. Activities there included a costume parade, a scavenger hunt and opportunities to make crafts. Above, Shayla Jones (left), 5, dressed as a ladybug, and her sister Brittany, 3, dressed as a unicorn, make their way to the activities Saturday.

Come one, come all

A day at the races
Children participating in the stick horse race gallop down the field before the beginning of the 13th running of the Aiken Fall Steeplechase.

Aiken county polling places

One sweet ride
CHRIS THELEN/STAFFOne sweet rideDavid Thomas looks over a pristine 1931 Packard during a classic car show on Newberry Street in Aiken.

Battle renewed for school choice, credits

Georgia machines get first big test
ATLANTA - When Georgia voters go to the polls Tuesday, it will mark almost two years to the day since the state became the first to use touch-screen voting machines in all its precincts.

Third party candidates offer choices in U.S. Senate race

Voter's conduct ends in charges
GAINESVILLE, Ga. - A man who wore a John Kerry T-shirt and President Bush mask to a county election office was arrested Friday on disorderly conduct charges.

Volunteer gives time to children

Gun crimes get focus of officials
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Federal prosecutors are taking aim at gun crimes in south Georgia by teaming with local police to crack down on felons, firearm traffickers and anyone who illegally buys or sells guns.

Boy hurt in bicycle accident

GOP has sights on total control
ATLANTA - The race for control of the General Assembly doesn't end when voters cast their ballots Tuesday. That's when the real politicking begins.

Study raises traffic concerns

Aiken county polling places
Where to vote in AIken County

Former sheriff dies after battle with cancer

Splost Project: Riverwalk-Augusta COmmon
EDITOR'S NOTE: On Nov. 2, Richmond County voters will be asked to approve $486 million in projects to be funded by Phase 5 of the 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax, which will begin in 2006. Each day, The Augusta Chronicle will profile one project targeted by the tax.

Five questions with Dr. Connie Drisko
Dr. Connie Drisko, dean of the School of Dentistry at the Medical College of Georgia, answers five questions for The Augusta Chronicle.

New deadlines, procedures will ensure election results
On Tuesday, many of us will cast our ballots in one of the most exciting elections in my lifetime. When you go to bed Tuesday night, many of you might not know the outcome of some local and national races.

Scientist hopes for Civil War sub's preservation
CHARLESTON, S.C. - A maritime archaeologist hopes the technology used to restore the Hunley submarine can be used to preserve another Civil-War era sub now resting on a deserted island near Panama.

Where to vote
Votting locations in Richmond and Columbia Counties

Battle renewed for school choice, credits
ROCK HILL, S.C. - The legislative session won't begin until January, but supporters and opponents of tax credits for parents using private schools already are drawing battle lines.

Norwood, Ellis strive for seat
Although Georgia's Ninth Congressional District stretches from the north Georgia mountains to Richmond County, voters can say with certainty that their representative will be an Augusta-area resident.

Girl with rare disease doesn't know pain

Father pays for dealer's release
A twice-convicted drug dealer was sprung from state prison this month after two local judges agreed to allow his father to pay $70,000 in additional fines.

Isakson, Majette debate tax system

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

7 minutes decided girl's life

Accusations fly in Burns, Barrow race
The 12th Congressional District race between incumbent Republican Max Burns and Democrat John Barrow has boiled down to a war of words. Angry words at that.

A day at the races

Many leaders urge support of special tax
AIKEN - Advocates of extending Aiken County's 1-cent sales tax have a couple of convincing arguments they're offering would-be voters as the Nov. 2 election nears.

Rivals for Hollings' seat make travel plans

Across the southeast

Campaign costs get higher

7 minutes decided girl's life
Richmond County sheriff's deputies say they had just seven minutes in the early morning hours of Oct. 15 to stop a reckless driver who had already hit one vehicle on Mike Padgett Highway before he killed someone.

Across the southeast

Study raises traffic concerns
With population and retail growth come headaches on the road.

Kid of the day

Isakson, Majette debate tax system
ATLANTA - Underdog Demo-crat Denise Majette was on the attack Sunday against front-running Republican Johnny Isakson in the next-to-last debate of Georgia's U.S. Senate race.

Former sheriff dies after battle with cancer
James Robert "Bobby" Womack, who retired as Jenkins County sheriff in July while under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the FBI and a state commission over allegations that he used inmates for personal labor, died Saturday.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc. is hoping its pilots' union will approve a steep pay cut to help the company avoid bankruptcy.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area
Firefighters extinguished a fire at an Augusta asphalt plant Sunday morning.

Volunteer gives time to children
In an upstairs room of the New Bethlehem Community Center, Elfriede Howard sits in a child-size chair at a short table and, in her thick Austrian accent, explains subtraction to inner-city schoolchildren.

Boy hurt in bicycle accident
A 14-year-old south Augusta boy suffered serious head injuries after a car slammed into him while he was riding his dirt bike Sunday afternoon, officials said.

The week ahead
It's almost over. Tuesday - Election Day - is almost here.

Board says area turnout will be high
With a close, heated presidential race at the top of the ballot, voters in Georgia and South Carolina also will select two new U.S. senators and weigh in on a host of other issues Tuesday.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A Louisiana man dubbed the "Northside rapist" has been given four consecutive life sentences in prison - one life term for each conviction stemming from a series of attacks in Atlanta suburbs six years ago.

Still no suspects in Chesnee shooting
CHESNEE, S.C. - Nearly one year after four workers were found shot to death in a bike shop, no suspects have been identified and family members still wrestle with grief.

Georgia parties launch 11th-hour push
ATLANTA - After a year of record voter registrations, Democrats and Republicans are now unleashing massive grassroots campaigns designed to spur Georgians to the polls on Election Day - with each side hoping their efforts will prove victorious.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Jana Elizabeth Chaney of Augusta.

Rivals for Hollings' seat make travel plans
COLUMBIA - The candidates for South Carolina's open U.S. Senate seat almost certainly appeared at a church, restaurant, community festival or high school football game near you in recent days.

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

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - One man was killed and another injured after a two-seater plane crashed at Summerville Airport.

Some irked that Perdue's wife will head committee
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue's office raised eyebrows last week with the announcement that his wife will be the chairwoman of a committee of state agency heads dealing with children's policy.

Hopefuls say they will miss Womack
The two candidates vying to be Jenkins County sheriff mourned the death of James Robert "Bobby" Womack, the former sheriff accused of using jail inmates as personal laborers, on Sunday but said they don't expect it to affect the election's outcome.

New deadlines, procedures will ensure election results

Across the southeast
NAPLES, Fla. - Dr. John G. Wiegenstein, a leader in establishing emergency medicine as a specialty, has died in a car crash in Florida.

Father pays for dealer's release

Volunteers out in force to make sure votes count
ATLANTA - In a classroom inside First Iconium Baptist Church, volunteers sort through yard signs and discuss strategy. They pick up buttons and car magnets and coordinate cell phone numbers.

Kid of the Day

Horry County strives to be tops in education
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The mantra of Horry County Schools, "First in Five," sums up the district's goal to be the best in the state for student performance by 2005.

Splost Project: Riverwalk-Augusta COmmon

Georgia's flu season has begun
ATLANTA - Georgia, get ready for a new season of coughs, runny noses, tissue-filled trash cans and even hospitalizations and deaths. The flu season has officially started, state health officials said.

Where to vote

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Keyazia De'Amber Jeanique Taylor, 5, of Augusta.

Many leaders urge support of special tax

Girl with rare disease doesn't know pain
PATTERSON, Ga. - Ashlyn Blocker's parents and kindergarten teachers all describe her the same way: fearless. So they nervously watch her plunge full-tilt into a childhood deprived of natural alarms.

Across Georgia

Third party candidates offer choices in U.S. Senate race
CHARLESTON, S.C. - They don't come close to grabbing the same headlines or spending the millions that Republicans and Democrats are in the U.S. Senate race, but minority party candidates say they are more than political underdogs.

Georgia machines get first big test

Horry County strives to be tops in education

Across the area

Volunteers out in force to make sure votes count

Accusations fly in Burns, Barrow race

Georgia's flu season has begun

Across South Carolina

Georgia parties launch 11th-hour push

Norwood, Ellis strive for seat

Scientist hopes for Civil War sub's preservation

One sweet ride

Across South Carolina

GOP has sights on total control

Across the area

Candidates grapple for open seats

Across Georgia

Georgia seniors will savor elusive win
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - They'll always have Florida - at least this once.

All I want is a little bit of courtesy from those fouling my atmosphere
Several weeks ago I wrote about people who are discourteous in public, and I based it on the recent talk of banning smoking in local restaurants as a starting place. I included noisy cell phone talkers, dangerous drivers and the like, and notably a recent restaurant experience I'd had with someone at the next table who was not smoking, but reeking in perfume.

'Grudge' still tops at box office
LOS ANGELES -- Halloween spirit possessed movie-goers as Sarah Michelle Gellar's fright flick "The Grudge" remained the top draw for the second straight weekend with $22.4 million. The film biography "Ray," which has drawn Academy Awards buzz for Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in the title role, debuted in second place with $20.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

'Grudge' still tops at box office

Review: Good Charlotte, "Live at Brixton Academy"
Filmed live during a December 2003 concert, "Live at Brixton Academy" is Good Charlotte's DVD attempt at taking the Brits by storm with their easily digestible brand of punk-pop. This well-produced performance DVD lasts about an hour-and-change and, if nothing else, is the very definition of modern-day band dependability.

'Top 40' radio goes flat in Augusta

Good Charlotte keeps success in perspective
NEW YORK - If his bubble burst and all else failed, Benji Madden is sure there'd be more than a few regular jobs waiting for him.

Jam Master Jay's killer still on streets
NEW YORK - At his platinum-selling peak, when rap pioneers Run-DMC were a worldwide sensation, Jam Master Jay still drew musical inspiration from the gritty streets of his native Queens.

Jam Master Jay's killer still on streets

Review: David Bowie, "David Bowie - A Reality Tour"

Review: Good Charlotte, "Live at Brixton Academy"

'Top 40' radio goes flat in Augusta
Unless you have satellite radio, your days of hearing Hilary Duff, Jo Jo, Jessica Simpson, 50 Cent, OutKast, Alicia Keys and Hoobastank on one Augusta radio station are over, at least for now.

Review: David Bowie, "David Bowie - A Reality Tour"
David Bowie fans not lucky enough to catch him during his most recent world tour can witness the career-spanning spectacle on a new DVD capturing his magnetic Dublin performance from last November.

Good Charlotte keeps success in perspective

Gordon to ride on emotion of his car owner's tragedy

Title contenders can't capitalize
HAMPTON, Ga. - Nine drivers began Sunday's Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 chasing points leader Kurt Busch.

Johnson captures emotional victory
HAMPTON, Ga. - The photos of friends killed in an airplane crash graced the hood of Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 car Sunday for the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500.

Gordon to ride on emotion of his car owner's tragedy
HAMPTON, Ga. - Kurt Busch is the only driver among the 10 in NASCAR's Chase for the Championship who's done everything right. But he admits that might not be enough to help him win his first championship.

Title contenders can't capitalize

Johnson captures emotional victory

Hawks hoping to begin anew
ATLANTA - New owners. A new coach. An almost entirely new group of players.

Bobcats are trying to create new image
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte's last NBA team won 20 games its first season, and the city celebrated that achievement with a parade.

Hawks hoping to begin anew

Bills get win over Cardinals

Giants power past Vikings

Seahawks edge Panthers

Falcons get big win over Broncos

Titans beat Bengals

Eagles stay perfect

Cowboys top Lions

Embarrassed Falcons, Broncos are under fire

Packers defeat Redskins

NFL power rankins Week 8

Chiefs end losing streak

Texans down Jaguars

Mr. Ralph David Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Glenda A. Harrison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Ann J. Bottom (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Elzia Knight (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Lori E. Hoffman (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond A. Heider (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. William Wilhelm (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Virginia Fox (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Lewis L. Bell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward "EM" Stallings (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ellean Biggs (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy M. Ennis (THOMSON, Ga.)

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Mrs. Frieda Mundie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hildegard Brams Wyles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Ellen Weinreich (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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Overtime

McCarron continues to rack up wins

Overtime

NBHA returns to its roots this time
Two years removed from the 10th anniversary of its annual World Championships, the NBHA is, in a way, returning to its roots.

Overtime
The team from Augusta Country Club prevailed over the squad from Biarritz, France in the 2004 in the inaugural Augusta/Biarritz Cup held at Augusta Country Club's Hill Course.

Overtime
John Tweedy got the only score Cross Creek would need in the first quarter Saturday night, and the Razorbacks' defense made it stand up in a 7-0 win at Richmond Academy.

McCarron continues to rack up wins
AIKEN - Matthew McCarron had difficulty coming up with the words Saturday to describe his season as the leading jockey on the National Steeplechase Association circuit.

More for their bucks
Five-year-old Cannon Butler and Augusta State University student R.P. Bagwell are among many local hunters who have had memorable seasons so far.

Hunt had quality bucks
A lot of hunters doubt there are opportunities for quality bucks on public lands, which get more and more hunting pressure, especially on weekends.

More for their bucks

Outdoors calendar

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

Friend changes his tune after close call
Last weekend, I fulfilled a long-overdue promise to take my friend Jim deer hunting in the swamp.

Candidates grapple for open seats
WASHINGTON - Republicans are poised to renew their grip on the House on Tuesday, and Democrats' faint hopes of a Senate takeover hinge on close races in a string of Southern and Western states that favor President Bush.

Bills get win over Cardinals
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - The Buffalo Bills are perfect with Willis McGahee as their starter.

Eagles stay perfect
PHILADELPHIA - Terrell Owens gave Ray Lewis some dance tips, mocking the All-Pro linebacker with a few of his own moves and making even more enemies in Baltimore.

Packers defeat Redskins
LANDOVER, Md. - Playing with a sprained hand and a major personal distraction, Brett Favre started on a roll and survived a rocky finish.

Falcons get big win over Broncos
DENVER - Michael Vick looked like Michael Vick again and the Atlanta Falcons shook off their recent collapse with a surprisingly easy 41-28 win Sunday over the Broncos.

Texans down Jaguars
HOUSTON - Byron Leftwich sealed yet another victory with a touchdown throw in the game's final minute. This time, he did so for the other team.

Seahawks edge Panthers
SEATTLE - Shaun Alexander certainly did his part to put the Seattle Seahawks back on track.

Giants power past Vikings
MINNEAPOLIS - After another loss to the New York Giants, Mike Tice walked into the interview room and announced the only good news of the afternoon for Minnesota.

Embarrassed Falcons, Broncos are under fire
DENVER - The Denver Broncos were humbled. The Atlanta Falcons were humiliated.

Chiefs end losing streak
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In yet another Kansas City-Indianapolis shootout, Peyton Manning negated his huge day by throwing the ball to the wrong guy.

NFL power rankins Week 8
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.

Titans beat Bengals
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Titans bought themselves two more weeks of hope at the expense of an old foe they still love to beat.

Cowboys top Lions
IRVING, Texas - The Dallas Cowboys finally got some big plays from the old legs in their running game, only they didn't come from 33-year-old Richie Anderson or 31-year-old Eddie George.

Friend changes his tune after close call

Georgia seniors will savor elusive win

'Regency House Party' plays the 1800s dating game
LOS ANGELES - What kind of reality dating show is right for PBS? One with impeccable manners, of course, and a British accent.

'SNL' to spoof campaigns past and present

'Regency House Party' plays the 1800s dating game

TV highlights, lowlights for the week

TV highlights, lowlights for the week
Just to get you fired up for Election Day, "Saturday Night Live" will be making fun of campaigns past.

Networks ready for election night
NEW YORK -- Before 2000, the focus of television Election Night coverage was pretty simple: Count votes as fast as you can and explain why people voted the way they did.

Networks ready for election night

'SNL' to spoof campaigns past and present
Just to get you fired up for Election Day, "Saturday Night Live" will be making fun of campaigns past. Airing 10 p.m. EST Monday on NBC, "Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash" will feature candidates' debates from three decades -- as spoofed by "SNL."

Bulldogs catch a break from Saturday upsets
ATHENS, Ga. - The morning after Georgia's first win over Florida in seven years, Bulldogs fans were still savoring a victory that was a long time coming.

Georgia enjoys cocktail hour

Bulldogs catch a break from Saturday upsets

UGA notebook
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Georgia running back Danny Ware has made some big runs in his brief career as a Bulldog.

Bulldogs chomp Gators

Georgia's SEC hopes fade
On a day when Georgia finally beat its greatest nemesis, the Bulldogs' hopes of getting back to the Southeastern Conference championship game took a crushing blow.

Georgia's SEC hopes fade

Georgia enjoys cocktail hour
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - David Greene begged for the football as time expired.

UGA notebook

Bulldogs' defenders have had better days
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Georgia's David Pollack has never failed to give a straight answer.

Bulldogs chomp Gators
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - If the Red Sox could throw a victory parade in Boston on Saturday morning, why couldn't the Bulldogs enjoy a celebratory cocktail during happy hour in Jacksonville?

Vols hand out big defeat

USC notebook

Vols hand out big defeat
COLUMBIA - Can you hear it, that faintly familiar song?

USC notebook
COLUMBIA - With a shallow supply of wide receivers and a quarterback with a gimpy wing, South Carolina coach Lou Holtz dipped into his old-school playbook Saturday against Tennessee.

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