Farce draws on technology for its humor
Theater farce has always relied on the humor inherent in a slamming door, a ringing phone and an identity mistaken.

Fine arts calendar
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Fine arts calendar

Schilling will have ankle examined, surgery possible next week

Jeter, Wells win first Gold Gloves

Jeter, Wells win first Gold Gloves
NEW YORK - Derek Jeter's diving grab caught the attention of all of baseball and perhaps earned him his first American League Gold Glove.

Schilling will have ankle examined, surgery possible next week
BOSTON - Red Sox ace Curt Schilling will have his right ankle examined on Friday, and could have surgery early next week.

Birth announcements

Birth announcements
Alayna Renee Anderson: A'Daryl Anderson and Sabrina Newsome, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Alayna Renee Anderson, Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Richard Newsome Sr. and Katherine Newsome, and Walter Anderson III and Patricia Anderson, all of Augusta.

Odds and Ends
DAYTON, Ohio - Among the tiny graves on Blocker Hill, the wind echoes with the tortured cries of computer programmers.

Woman's diary solves cold case
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A man was sentenced Monday to 19 to 20 years in prison for strangling a 14-year-old girl in 1975, a case that remained closed for more than 20 years until police read a diary kept by the man's mother.

Crude futures rise despite rise in oil supplies
Oil futures prices rose more than $1 a barrel in a volatile trading session Wednesday after a government report showed a sharp rise in U.S. crude supplies and tightening inventories of heating oil.

Yahoo hires former ABC TV programmer
LOS ANGELES - Yahoo Inc. has hired a former ABC television programmer, who was behind shows such as "The Sopranos" on HBO and "Lost" on ABC, to head the online giant's media and entertainment division.

Ex-Holland employees keep on trucking
A few former executives of The Holland Group Inc. are trying to bring truck-part manufacturing back to Denmark, S.C.

AOL to cut 700 jobs
NEW YORK - America Online, which has been trying to turn its fortunes around as users leave the service for broadband connections, plans to cut about 700 jobs next month, or 5 percent of its U.S. work force, in a bid to meet financial targets, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

Vehicle sales expected to be off in October
DETROIT - After a sizzling September, U.S. sales of new cars and trucks likely cooled in October, more so for Detroit's Big Three carmakers than foreign brands, analysts say.

Employees given range of benefits

Business briefs
Augusta's Iran Oriental Rug Co. on Tuesday announced it has purchased the inventory assets of International Rug Inc., a New York-based rug wholesaler.

Bush win drives coal stocks up
DENVER - Coal stocks rose Wednesday after Sen. John Kerry conceded the election.

Debt ceiling must be increased by mid-November
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration announced Wednesday that it will run out of maneuvering room to manage the government's massive borrowing needs in two weeks, putting more pressure on Congress to raise the debt ceiling when it convenes for a special post-election session.

Business briefs
The Augusta Area Chapter of The Society for Human Resource Management has scheduled a diversity seminar at Paine College on Nov. 18.

Investors anticipate Bush will follow up on proposals
NEW YORK - President Bush's victory in Tuesday's election is shaping up as a potential bonanza for Wall Street, where companies are salivating about the possibility that he will follow through on his pledge to allow private investment of Social Security funds.

Employees given range of benefits
After spending several weeks in the hospital undergoing tests, hearing that you don't have the insurance to cover them is frightening.

Riverfront may lead to jobs

Clubs endure despite market volatility

Investors anticipate Bush will follow up on proposals

Consumer spending grows
NEW YORK - Consumer spending rebounded in September while manufacturing activity expanded in October, though at a slower pace than the previous month, providing further evidence of continued but moderating economic growth on the eve of the presidential election.

Crude futures rise despite rise in oil supplies

Clubs endure despite market volatility
Ken Janke gets asked one question more than any other: When should I get into the stock market?

Bush win drives coal stocks up

Riverfront may lead to jobs
As jobs continue to disappear from the Savannah River Site in coming years, North Augusta's riverfront development will play a vital role in the region's future, a leading economic developer told the North Augusta City Council on Monday.

Vehicle sales expected to be off in October

Insurers suffer record third-quarter losses
NEW YORK - The property insurance industry sustained record third-quarter losses this year after a series of storms, including a string of hurricanes, according to an actuarial firm's preliminary estimate.

Insurers suffer record third-quarter losses

Government faces record borrowing requirement
WASHINGTON - The federal government, running record budget deficits over the past two years, is projecting that it will have to borrow a record $147 billion in the first three months of 2005, the Treasury Department announced Monday.

Consumer spending grows

Employees given range of benefits

Employees given range of benefits
After spending several weeks in the hospital undergoing tests, hearing that you don't have the insurance to cover them is frightening.

Clemson looks to add to Orange Bowl history

Clemson looks to add to Orange Bowl history
Clemson coach Tommy Bowden says his team has a chance to notch one of its most impressive victories since the Tigers' last visit to the Orange Bowl.

Notebooking the SEC Eastern Division

Notebooking the SEC Eastern Division
GEORGIA: Former walk-on Tra Battle will likely be starting for the No. 9 Bulldogs on Saturday.

Big Stakes event true to name

Too little info on court

State title at last
They finally won the big one, and they won it with big talent.

No mercy for the enemy

A huge loss for Augusta

No mercy for the enemy
It was no coincidence that the Osama bin Laden video tape turned up a few days before U.S. elections. Clearly the 9-11 mass murderer sought to have an impact on the nation's voting. Yet it's impossible to say how the impact played out.

A huge loss for Augusta
The Augusta area proved itself to be grossly out of step with the state and nation on Tuesday.

Bush's big win

Bush's big win
Democrats must feel like they've been run over by a truck. Not only have they been denied the presidency, which they were quite sure they'd win in the closing days of the campaign, but they've lost more ground in the U.S. House and Senate.

Too little info on court
In the old Soviet Union, you could tell by the sad music on the radio that your leader had fallen ill or died.

People in the News
LONDON - A small leather-bound volume in which Muhammad Ali drew pictures of himself fighting archrival Joe Frazier has sold for $30,000 at auction.

Breslin files last regular column
NEW YORK - Opinionated and outspoken to the last. In his last regular column, published in Newsday on Tuesday, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin said he was so sure Democratic nominee John Kerry was going to win the presidential race easily that he wasn't even going to stay up to watch the election returns on television.

People in the News
LONDON - Prince Charles and his companion, Camilla Parker Bowles, will not attend the wedding of his godson this weekend, sparking reports in newspapers that they refused to be seated apart.

Attorney general supports Jackson prosecutor
LOS ANGELES - California's attorney general has urged the judge in the Michael Jackson child molestation case to reject a bid by the pop star to remove the Santa Barbara County prosecutor's office from the case.

Club calendar
Here's a list of gallery showings and events in the Aiken-Augusta area.

Open tab
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a roundup of some drink and entertainment specials at Augusta and Aiken nightclubs and bistros:

Patty Duke scheduled for bypass surgery
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke will undergo single heart bypass surgery Wednesday at Kootenai Medical Center.

Peggy Ryan dies at 80
LAS VEGAS - Peggy Ryan, who teamed with dance partner Donald O'Connor in movie musicals such as "This Is the Life" and "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," has died at age 80.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Patty Duke scheduled for bypass surgery
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke will undergo single heart bypass surgery Wednesday at Kootenai Medical Center.

Olive bread: Bake it yourself
HYDE PARK, N.Y. -The cool, crisp autumn season brings with it hearty appetites that call for hearty recipes.

Grubbin': Squeaky's Tip Top

New Orleans lunch institution hits bookstores
NEW ORLEANS - When Uglesich's opened in 1924, it served the basics: fried egg sandwiches, poor boys and roast beef.

Low-fat cooking: Lime mini tarts
Go ahead, have dessert. A sweet treat can be the perfect way to end a meal, especially if it's light and refreshing as a miniature lime tart can be.

Restaurant features specialty teas, menu with European flair
Palazzo's Restaurant, which is opening this week on Furys Ferry Road for breakfast and lunch, is very much in Augusta. But the bistro, with its cappuccino and pastry area, a wall mural of Paris and a full afternoon tea menu, is distinctly European. That's how owners Kim and Michael Bohne, who once presided over the Magnolia Tea Room and Bohne's English Pub, want it.

New Orleans lunch institution hits bookstores

Beef stroganoff in minutes
With a full-fledged fall chill in the air, there are few things as tempting as a good book, a soft blanket and a roaring fire. This recipe for beef stroganoff, however, comes close.

Olive bread: Bake it yourself

Vegetarian cooking: Pizza dough and tomato sauce

Grubbin': Squeaky's Tip Top
Squeaky's Tip Top, 2596 Central Avenue.

Restaurant features specialty teas, menu with European flair

Vegetarian cooking: Pizza dough and tomato sauce
CONCORD, N.H. - It seemed like such a great idea at the time, and for that I blame those cursed home improvement shows.

Tech loses Daniels for N.C. State game
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has yet to prove it can win without star tailback P.J. Daniels.

Georgia Tech looks to regain momentum
ATLANTA - After working so hard all season to build defensive momentum, only to watch it disappear in five disastrous minutes last week, Georgia Tech is scrambling to recover as it prepares for its final ACC road trip.

Georgia Tech looks to regain defensive momentum
ATLANTA - After working so hard all season to build defensive momentum, only to watch it disappear in five disastrous minutes last week, Georgia Tech is scrambling to recover as it prepares for its final ACC road trip.

Georgia Tech looks to regain defensive momentum

Georgia Tech looks to regain momentum

Tech loses Daniels for N.C. State game

Haas honored with Payne Stewart Award
ATLANTA - Jay Haas became the second-oldest player on the Ryder Cup team. He qualified for the Tour Championship at age 50, turning down a chance to make easy money on the Champions Tour.

Singh looking to finish the year in style

Singh looking to finish the year in style

A new landscape for Tiger Woods

Azinger, Faldo to make debut at East Lake
ATLANTA - Nick Faldo and Paul Azinger haven't seen much of each other since their spirited match in the '93 Ryder Cup ended in a draw. They will be side-by-side this week at the Tour Championship, starting their new roles as golf analysts for ABC Sports.

Geiberger feels trapped by fine for slow play

Geiberger feels trapped by fine for slow play
ATLANTA - Brent Geiberger got into the PGA Tour record books by winning the same tournament as his father with his two-shot victory in Greensboro. But he also made history for something that bothers him.

Singh looking to finish the year in style
ATLANTA - Vijay Singh offered hope for everyone Wednesday, but only briefly.

Haas honored with Payne Stewart Award

Singh looking to finish the year in style
ATLANTA - Vijay Singh offered hope for everyone Wednesday, but only briefly.

Haas honored with Payne Stewart Award
ATLANTA - Jay Haas became the second-oldest player on the Ryder Cup team. He qualified for the Tour Championship at age 50, turning down a chance to make easy money on the Champions Tour.

Els still going global with tour's blessing

Azinger, Faldo to make debut at East Lake

Els still going global with tour's blessing
ATLANTA - Ernie Els will play in the United States and in China, in England and in Australia, during another season of global golf with the blessing of the PGA Tour.

Haas honored with Payne Stewart Award

A new landscape for Tiger Woods
ATLANTA - Tiger Woods does not play golf with a ring on his finger.

Georgia prep football polls

S.C. prep football polls

Thomson's Welsh going strong

Georgia prep football polls
The Associated Press Georgia high school football poll representing complete regular season results, with first-place votes in parentheses and total points.

Thomson's Welsh going strong
Is this the year? It's a question pondered every season in Thomson. The Bulldogs (9-1) open the playoffs this week against Westover (4-6) in a quest for another championship to add to the five already in the trophy case.

S.C. prep football polls
The Associated Press high school football poll as selected by a panel of South Carolina sports writers, with the school's name, record, number of first-place votes, total votes and last week's ranking. This will be the final poll for Class AAA, AA and A, which start playoffs this week. There will be a final Class 4A poll Nov. 9. (Poll based on 15 ballots):

NHLPA shores up its solidarity

NHL cancels All-Star Weekend

NHL cancels All-Star Weekend
NEW YORK - In another sign the NHL season is slipping away, the league canceled its All-Star game Wednesday because of the lockout.

NHL cancels All-Star Weekend

NHLPA shores up its solidarity
TORONTO - Seventy-five NHL players met with union leaders Tuesday to get an update on a lockout that shows no sign of ending. Among those players was Montreal's Pierre Dagenais, who has said he would be willing to disobey the union and accept a salary cap if that would help settle the lockout.

NHL cancels All-Star Weekend
NEW YORK - In another sign the NHL season is slipping away, the league canceled its All-Star game Wednesday because of the lockout.

Casserole's seasonings give it spicy Cajun kick
Casseroles are convenient, but they also can be boring.

Casserole's seasonings give it spicy Cajun kick

Transcript of Sen. John Kerry's concession speech
SEN. KERRY: Thank you. Thank you. (Continued cheers, applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you. (Continued cheers, applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you so much. You just have no idea how warming and how generous that welcome is, your love is, your affection, and I'm gratified by it.

Kerry concedes
WASHINGTON - President Bush won a second term from a divided and anxious nation, his promise of steady, strong wartime leadership trumping John Kerry's fresh-start approach to Iraq and joblessness. After a long, tense night of vote counting, the Democrat called Bush Wednesday to concede Ohio and the presidency, The Associated Press learned.

Transcript of Sen. John Kerry's concession speech
SEN. KERRY: Thank you. Thank you. (Continued cheers, applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you. (Continued cheers, applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you so much. You just have no idea how warming and how generous that welcome is, your love is, your affection, and I'm gratified by it.

Transcript of President Bush's acceptance speech
Remarks by the President in Acceptance Speech

Columbia County plan is trash

This is war, and we must win
Liberals decry the number of war causalities in Iraq, as do I, but they ought to quote the correct number; it is not 1,000, but almost 5,000. They forget the nearly 4,000 innocent people killed in the deliberate and coordinated attacks by the enemy on this country on Sept. 11, 2001. We are at war. Elwyn Wingo, North Augusta, S.C.

Church, state meet in elections
We read regularly where some court rules that religious icons cannot appear on government property. The reason given is separation of church and state. This brings up an important question: How does the government get by with holding elections in our churches? Ernest F. Daniel, Augusta

Westside JV brought home title
Congratulations is being sent to Westside High School's junior-varsity football team. A big thanks to coaches Chip Fulmer and Lyle Burns. Connie, Danny, and Christy Inglett, Augusta

Blow the whistle on bad grammar
I was sitting in my doctor's office in Aiken several days ago, and while waiting to be called picked up a quarterly publication from Aiken Regional Medical Centers that published a tribute to a local physician. Carl Langley, Aiken, S.C.

Speed is deadly on stretch of road
I am writing this out of guilt. I live on Georgia Highway 56, and have long thought of contacting local and state government about the excessive speeding down this short stretch of highway between Bobby Jones Expressway and Brown Road. Russell Shirah, Augusta

Rotten apples spoil Augusta Commission
In reference to James Clanton's Oct. 19 letter to the editor regarding the Augusta Commission ("Poor leadership is ruining Augusta"), I must disagree with his belief that the entire commission needs to be impeached. E. Renard Bing, Augusta

Church-state separation skewed

Go to meeting to help save our community
I have heard nothing but positive feedback concerning the town hall meeting at Fort Discovery recently. I did not attend, but I wish I had. However, I plan to attend the next town hall meeting to be held at noon today at the Municipal Building, 530 Greene St., in the commission chamber on the eighth floor. John R. Davis, Augusta

Blow the whistle on bad grammar

Columbia County plan is trash
In the news recently, I was astounded to hear we could no longer have free enterprise in garbage pickup, or at least someone was annoyed with the normal noise we hear when a garbage truck picks up our most undesirable waste... How much noisier are 10 garbage trucks than one garbage truck? Donald O. Gregory, Martinez

Go to meeting to help save our community

Westside JV brought home title

Church, state meet in elections

Church-state separation skewed
"It is the duty of our Christian nation to select Christians for their rulers." These words were spoken by John Jay, the first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. If a person dared to speak these words today, he would be branded a narrow-minded bigot. This is because of the erroneous concept of the separation of church and state. The concept, penned by Thomas Jefferson in 1802, never was intended to keep Christian principles out of government, but to ensure their inclusion in government, and to keep government out of religion. Brian Regitko, Augusta

Old favorites, new attractions come to county's annual event

Antibiotic may stop preventable blindness infection

Cartoonist carries on legacy of visual humor

Study: Patient deaths decline in early studies of new cancer drugs

Study: Patient deaths decline in early studies of new cancer drugs

Eating fruit and vegetables linked with heart health

Titles raise bar of excitement to new level

Products to enhance men's sexual prowess include hidden danger

Stem cells ferry concentrated anticancer drug to tumors

Study: Annual flu shots decrease elderly deaths

Antibiotic may stop preventable blindness infection
British researchers working in an East African village say a single dose of an antibiotic appears to stop infections that cause trachoma, the world's leading preventable cause of blindness.

Cartoonist carries on legacy of visual humor
Cartoonist John Rose is in the legacy business.

Study: Patient deaths decline in early studies of new cancer drugs
CHICAGO - Early studies of experimental cancer drugs appear to be getting safer, according to a study that found a sharp drop in patient deaths from 1991 to 2002.

Study: Annual flu shots decrease elderly deaths
CHICAGO - Yearly flu shots significantly reduce deaths from all causes in people 65 and older, Dutch researchers found in a study that underscores the seriousness of this year's U.S. vaccine shortage.

Old favorites, new attractions come to county's annual event
Of all the rides, games and entertainment at the Columbia County Fall Fair last year, a rapidly soaring, airborne human made a lasting impression; so much so, that the Human Cannonball has been invited to return for a second year.

Eating fruit and vegetables linked with heart health
WASHINGTON - A multiyear study involving more than 100,000 participants provides added support that eating lots of fruit and vegetables is good for the heart.

Study: Patient deaths decline in early studies of new cancer drugs
CHICAGO - Early studies of experimental cancer drugs appear to be getting safer, according to a study that found a sharp drop in patient deaths from 1991 to 2002.

Stem cells ferry concentrated anticancer drug to tumors
WASHINGTON - Texas researchers say they have perfected a method to deliver cancer treatment directly into tumors, bypassing healthy tissue.

Titles raise bar of excitement to new level
Nintendo has created what could be the ultimate house party video game with Donkey Konga.

Products to enhance men's sexual prowess include hidden danger
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday warned consumers not to buy or use Actra-Rx or Yilishen because the supplements contain an ingredient that could lower blood pressure to unsafe levels.

New rides, acts greet patrons of fair

Voter anger hits school board
Voters brought a lot of anger to the polls this week as they shook up the Richmond County Board of Education.

For the record

Teenage fugitive had wanted to run away

Across Georgia
LAGRANGE - A suspect died in custody when a police officer attempted to subdue him with a Taser gun, authorities said.

Glitches thwart some S.C. voters

Screven County says Kile will keep badge
Screven County voters have given a fourth term to Sheriff Mike Kile, the subject of state and federal investigations into allegations he put county prisoners to work for personal gain.

Parties hope remap pays off in Georgia

Poll shows S.C. Senate voters concerned with taxes, economy
COLUMBIA, S.C. - In the state's closely watched U.S. Senate race, the economy and taxes ranked highest among voter concerns, according to the Associated Press exit poll.

Incumbents keep Aiken school seats

Chairman election supported in referendum
When the Georgia Legislature convenes in January, a local state representative intends to introduce a bill to create an at-large elected school board chairman in Columbia County.

Transcript of Sen. John Kerry's concession speech

Columbia, Richmond county voters beat turnout records
Dressed in a black pant suit and fuzzy bedroom slippers, Columbia County Board of Elections Executive Director Debbie Marshall hopped into the lobby of her office in the waning hours of Tuesday's general election and exclaimed, "Eighty-two percent. Yes!"

Special tax drops dead at polls

Howard clinches 8th term with ease
In a repeat of the election two years ago, Democrat Henry Howard overtook Republican Davida Johnson to hold on to his Georgia House District 121 seat Tuesday.

Howard clinches 8th term with ease

Post Happenings

Bush, Kerry trade early wins after bitterly fought contest

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - Police are investigating the shooting death of a 28-year-old man at a Berkeley County bar.

Georgia backs Bush, Isakson
ATLANTA - Flooding the polls in what looked to be record numbers, Georgia voters backed President Bush and chose Republican Johnny Isakson to replace maverick Democratic Sen. Zell Miller.

South Carolina voter turnout high in Tuesday's election

GOP expected to easily keep control of S.C. Legislature
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Democrats were expected to gain little ground Tuesday in the state Senate, which they lost control of four years ago.

Lengthy lines greet some voters

Fate of minibottles hangs on ballot
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Along with weighty issues such as the state's newest U.S. senator and who should become president, South Carolina voters were determining Tuesday how their drinks are poured.

Military milestones
The following honors have been announced for Fort Gordon:

Republicans battle Democrats for renewed Senate control.

Across the area
Augusta commissioners voted Wednesday to spend $22,000 to pursue further study of the mold problem at the Joint Law Enforcement Center.

Walker tops Cheeks in battle for state Senate

Police charge two with trespassing at a polling place
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Two men affiliated with the York County Democratic Party were arrested on Election Day after police say they continued to pass out snacks to voters standing in line after the precinct's poll manager asked them to leave.

Americans overseas wait to see if their votes make a difference

Carlton leads in bid to be Aiken coroner
Aiken County Chief Deputy Coroner Tim Carlton claimed a commanding lead over his Democratic challenger, Ed Gladd, in the race for county coroner, 70 percent to 30 percent, with 64 of 77 precincts reporting as of 10:45 Tuesday night.

Iraq pivotal in presidential pick of Georgia's voters

Powell gets slight lead over opponent
Although Richmond County voters supported Republican incumbent Randy Hall for the 23rd District Senate seat, it was Democrat J.B. Powell with the slight lead across the district Tuesday night.

News you can use

Inquiry shows plane had no mechanical error

Lengthy lines greet some voters

Teachers recall lessons for success

Carlton leads in bid to be Aiken coroner

Field narrowed to eight children for scholarship

Ex-agent pleads guilty in case of cockfighting

Man gets death in woman's slaying
COLUMBIA - A federal jury sentenced Branden Basham to death for kidnapping and carjacking after about six hours of deliberation Tuesday.

News you can use

Gay marriage ban easily approved in Georgia

Military homes on tour open doors to civilians

Ex-agent pleads guilty in case of cockfighting

Milestones

S.C. expected to remain 'Bush Country'

Voter anger hits school board

Democrats will go to Atlanta

Kid of the day

Burns concedes defeat to Barrow
SAVANNAH, Ga. - U.S. Rep. Max Burns conceded defeat Wednesday in his bid for a second term in Congress, two years after the Republican won a stunning upset in a district drawn to be foolproof for Democrats.

Walk will be fund-raiser for Parkinson's research

Ex-agent pleads guilty in case of cockfighting
COLUMBIA -- A former state agent has pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators looking into whether South Carolina's agriculture commissioner took payoffs to protect a cockfighting ring.

Columbia, Richmond county voters beat turnout records

Iraq pivotal in presidential pick of Georgia's voters
WASHINGTON - Georgia's presidential ballot might as well have been replaced by a referendum on the war with Iraq. The outcome would have been identical and the margin pretty close, according to an exit poll by The Associated Press.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Lengthy lines greet some voters
It took five minutes for Nikita Haskell, 18, to become a first-time voter Tuesday after being spurred on by the Vote or Die campaign of hip-hop entrepreneur Sean "P. Diddy" Combs to get young people to the polls.

School lunch menus

Longtime senator faces recount in close race
COLUMBIA, S.C. - One state Senate race will go to an automatic recount because the margin of victory - 32 votes was less than 1 percent of all votes cast.

Special tax drops dead at polls
The sales tax lost. Augusta's $486 million special purpose local option sales tax proposal went down in flames Tuesday, with voters saying no to all four referendum questions.

Pet of the week

Bridges and Sleeper win school seats
Two Columbia County School Board seats were up for grabs Tuesday, and Wayne Bridges and Michael Sleeper snagged them.

DeMint wins U.S. Senate seat

Moore cruises to easy win
AIKEN - In the end, it wasn't even close. Democratic state Sen. Tommy Moore crushed Republican challenger Bernie Hamby on Tuesday, grabbing a resounding 68 percent of the vote with 38 of 54 precincts reporting.

Pupils' projects can win them savings bonds

Bush, Kerry trade early wins after bitterly fought contest

Around the block

Across the area

Voters favor Whitehead
Jim Whitehead defeated Chuck Pardue on Tuesday night in Georgia's District 24 Senate race.

Bush philosophical at end of last campaign: worked "as hard as we possibly could"

Lengthy lines greet some voters
It took five minutes for Nikita Haskell, 18, to become a first-time voter Tuesday after being spurred on by the Vote or Die campaign of hip-hop entrepreneur Sean "P. Diddy" Combs to get young people to the polls.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Incumbent Dobey earns second term
Edgefield County Sheriff Adell Dobey, a Democrat, won a second term Tuesday with a decisive victory over retired South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agent Dan Choate, a Republican from the Merriwether section of the county.

Poll shows S.C. Senate voters concerned with taxes, economy

Incumbents keep Aiken school seats
AIKEN - Although challengers put up a good fight, voters opted to rubber stamp the work of the Aiken County school board by keeping three incumbents in office.

Transcript of Sen. John Kerry's concession speech

Voters revamp school board
Richmond County residents voted for change on the board of education Tuesday, removing two veteran trustees and the board president.

Kid of the day

GOP tie key to DeMint victory

Across Georgia

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - About 25 gun locks given out this weekend by police don't work, officials say.

Powell gets slight lead over opponent

1944 graduates observe 60th class reunion

Printing plates excite experts

GOP tie key to DeMint victory

GOP expected to easily keep control of S.C. Legislature

Chairman election supported in referendum

Fate of minibottles hangs on ballot

Election night puts S.C. Democrats in corner

Bridges and Sleeper win school seats

Across South Carolina

Military milestones

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man who they said molested an 11-year-old girl for several years, officials said Tuesday.

Ex-agent pleads guilty in case of cockfighting
COLUMBIA -- A former state agent has pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators looking into whether South Carolina's agriculture commissioner took payoffs to protect a cockfighting ring.

Parties hope remap pays off in Georgia
ATLANTA - Democrats and Republicans kept a close eye on election returns Tuesday, both parties saying the outcomes in several key swing districts could determine control of the Georgia Legislature.

School lunch menus
Here are Richmond County school lunch menus through Nov. 12.

Printing plates excite experts
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston city employees have discovered steel plates used to print bills near the end of the War of 1812.

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

Speaker explains bravery, diversity among American Indians

Milestones
The following Augusta area students have received scholarships from the Ty Cobb Educational Foundation:

Across the area

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

Local polls weather high turnout
At first glance, it looks like a peanut shelling factory, with hundreds of people milling about under a long, low warehouse, some grouped around tables with their heads bent to the task. But what they're passing around are long sheets of paper with small black marks that will soon become votes.

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Deputy resigns amid allegations
A Richmond County sheriff's deputy resigned Wednesday just hours before being arrested on charges he beat his wife, according to officials.

1944 graduates observe 60th class reunion
World War II was raging. Michael Douglas, Gladys Knight and Diana Ross were born. A half gallon of milk cost 31 cents while a pound of bread cost 9 cents. Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen's Accentuate the Positive was a hit. The St. Louis Cardinals beat the St. Louis Browns in the World Series. Venus Ramey, of Washington, D.C., was Miss America and Franklin D. Roosevelt was president.

GOP tie key to DeMint victory
AIKEN - In the end, South Carolina's Republican-friendly political demographics were too much for Democrat Inez Tenenbaum to overcome and far stronger than Republican Jim DeMint's fumble-prone campaign, political professionals said Wednesday.

Teachers recall lessons for success
Never forget your audience. That was a friend's advice to Malinda Graham when she became a teacher

Republicans retake Georgia government

Around the block
The St. Joseph Foundation will present A Ragin' Cajun Casino Night from 7 to 11 today at the Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St. There will be Cajun cuisine by the French Market Grille, casino games provided by the North Augusta Sertoma Club and karaoke entertainment with Tony Howard. Tickets are $75 a person. For more information, call 481-7402.

Democrats will go to Atlanta
ATLANTA - When Richmond County's predominantly Democratic team of state lawmakers heads to Atlanta next year, it will be under a new regime.

Red ribbon campaign battles drug abuse
There are mistakes, and then there are bad choices.

Republicans retake Georgia government
ATLANTA - Republicans glowing from their conquest of state government began mapping out a new agenda Wednesday as a stunned Democratic Party tried to figure out what went wrong and how to put the pieces back together.

Pupils' projects can win them savings bonds
Math, science and technology education are important to the Army and the National Science Center's Fort Discovery.

McKinney regains old seat
WASHINGTON - She has questioned the "Negro tolerance" of a Democratic vice president and alleged the Republican president had prior knowledge of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Field narrowed to eight children for scholarship
A middle school assembly might have seemed to be an odd place to have a drawing for a contest for children between the ages of 4 and 8.

Inquiry shows plane had no mechanical error
AIKEN - A preliminary investigation of the fatal Oct. 25 airplane accident at fogbound Aiken Municipal Airport found no obvious mechanical problems with Vincent Goransky's 42-year-old Beechcraft Bonanza.

Meetings
BOARD OF DISABILITIES MEETING: 7 p.m. today; 1016 Vaucluse Road, Aiken; serving disabled residents of Aiken; 642-8800.

GOP tie key to DeMint victory
AIKEN - In the end, South Carolina's Republican-friendly political demographics were too much for Democrat Inez Tenenbaum to overcome and far stronger than Republican Jim DeMint's fumble-prone campaign, political professionals said Wednesday.

Pet of the week
Red, a 2-year-old German shepherd and husky mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are held at PETsMART in Aiken from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and at PETsMART in Augusta from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays. All pets for adoption can be seen in their foster homes. For more information about the cats and dogs available for adoption, visit www.mollysmilitia.org or call 649-1219 or 279-7003.

S.C. expected to remain 'Bush Country'
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Giving South Carolina's eight electoral votes to the Republican candidate is as reliable a modern political tradition in the state as sending Strom Thurmond and Fritz Hollings to the Senate used to be.

Fund-raiser will benefit expansion of Hope House
Hope House has spent years ensuring the Milledgeville and Wrightsboro Road locations meet the needs of the women living there.

Across South Carolina
SENECA - A leaking package forced the closure of the U.S. Postal Service Office on Wednesday and sent a number of workers to the hospital.

New rides, acts greet patrons of fair
The Georgia-Carolina State Fair wants to put a spell on you.

Kid of the day
Nataleigh Grace Deal of North Augusta is today's Kid of the Day.

Walk will be fund-raiser for Parkinson's research
Six years ago, Mary Moody noticed something was wrong - she had begun dragging her left foot when she walked and was having quivers inside her leg.

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Year-round swim team seeks members
Six-year-old Alexandrea Taoy glides through the water like a little mermaid.

Woman dies in I-20 collision
A Georgia woman was killed on Interstate 20 in Aiken County on Wednesday evening after her car crossed the median and collided head-on with a tractor-trailer.

Speaker explains bravery, diversity among American Indians
Even before they were given the rights and privileges of American citizens, American Indians fought for their country.

Election night puts S.C. Democrats in corner
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Democrats now find themselves shoved into a smaller corner of South Carolina politics.

Military homes on tour open doors to civilians
Civilians have the opportunity to get a glimpse into some homes they've likely never seen.

South Carolina voter turnout high in Tuesday's election
COLUMBIA, S.C. - More than two-thirds of all registered voters in South Carolina cast ballots for the presidential election, preliminary figures show.

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Burns concedes defeat to Barrow

Gay marriage ban easily approved in Georgia
ATLANTA - Georgia voters approved a constitutional ban on gay marriages, with the amendment passing Tuesday by huge margins among every demographic group.

Woman dies in I-20 collision

Kid of the day
Melanie Jean Whitaker is today's Kid of the Day.

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DeMint wins U.S. Senate seat
COLUMBIA, S.C. - U.S. Rep. Jim DeMint latched onto Republican coattails to turn back a late surge by his challenger and win South Carolina's open U.S. Senate seat, which had been held by Democrat Ernest "Fritz" Hollings for 38 years.

Georgia backs Bush, Isakson

Glitches thwart some S.C. voters
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Technical glitches with voting machines and disputes over poll watching caused delays and frustrated some voters at precincts across South Carolina.

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Sales-tax extension approved in Aiken
AIKEN - With 64 of 77 precincts counted, 60 percent of voters Tuesday favored an extension of Aiken County's 1-cent sales tax, which is supposed to generate $114 million in less than seven years.

Fund-raiser will benefit expansion of Hope House

Walker tops Cheeks in battle for state Senate
Beleaguered Democrat Charles Walker defeated his longtime political rival, Republican Don Cheeks, for the District 22 state Senate seat Tuesday.

Jones wins Richmond County solicitor spot
With 68 of 73 precincts counted, Richmond County voters have selected Harold V. Jones II, 35, as the county's next solicitor.

Teenage fugitive had wanted to run away
BOLINGBROKE, Ga. - Just weeks before she and another teenager, who is accused of murder, became fugitives, Jesseca Williamson wrote in her diary that she wanted to meet someone "carefree" and "hit the road."

Year took a nosedive for Masters champion
ATLANTA - A lot has happened in seven months since Phil Mickelson drove out of the Augusta National Golf Club gates and onto Washington Road with a green jacket and Masters Tournament trophy tucked in his suitcase.

Singh closing in on season for the ages
ATLANTA - A perfect 10 is something Vijay Singh strives for every day when he hits the workout room or the driving range. A perfect 10-win season was never on his to-do list until this week.

'The Incredibles' is fun, frenetic
The Incredibles isn't quite as super-heroic as it could have been, but the family of superheroes in this computer-animated story could still save the world for me any old day.

New on DVD

At the Movies: 'Alfie'

'The Incredibles' is fun, frenetic

New on DVD
Here's a look at what's new in DVD and video cassette releases, along with a release date calendar:

'The Incredibles' is fun, frenetic

At the Movies: 'Alfie'
What's it all about, this parade of remakes from Paramount Pictures?

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

At the Movies: 'Alfie'
What's it all about, this parade of remakes from Paramount Pictures?

Film pokes fun at human foibles Cold War classic
Much has been made of the visual, verbal and theatrical skills on display in Stanley Kubrick's 1964 Cold War comedy Dr. Strangelove.

Quality of pixels outshines ink of animated films

Quality of pixels outshines ink of animated films
The Pixar/Disney computer animated spectacular The Incredibles' Friday release in no way represents the final nail in the coffin of traditional animation.

Film pokes fun at human foibles Cold War classic

Mini reviews

At the Movies: 'Alfie'

Marx Brothers' comedy returns with DVDs

Marx Brothers' comedy returns with DVDs
LOS ANGELES - During the dreary Depression days, moviegoers were startled, then amused and finally convulsed by a kind of comedy they had never seen before.

'The Incredibles' is fun, frenetic
The Incredibles isn't quite as super-heroic as it could have been, but the family of superheroes in this computer-animated story could still save the world for me any old day.

Hot ticket
Interpol plays Thursday at The Roxy Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road, in Atlanta.

Jason Isbell leans toward sing-along tunes
Jason Isbell, the guitarist/songwriter with Southern rockers the Drive-By Truckers, has no problem being the band's Wings man.

Sonic spotlight - Ruskin Yeargain
The sonic spotlight is on Ruskin Yeargain of Augusta.

CD review: A Perfect Circle, eMOTIVe

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Lil' Kim to talk to students studying her life
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Syracuse University students taking "Hip-Hop Eshu: Queen B.$H101 - The Life and Times of Lil' Kim" will have a guest speaker Wednesday - the multiplatinum recording artist herself.

Concert calendar
AFROMAN, SQUEEZETOY: Tonight, Headliners at Banana Joe's, Columbia

Concert calendar

Harpist will showcase talent at St. Paul's
It was strange being known in college as the harp player, Vonda Darr said, but it helped pay her tuition.

Sonic spotlight - Ruskin Yeargain

Harpist will showcase talent at St. Paul's

CD review: A Perfect Circle, eMOTIVe
A Perfect Circle started as the Tool side project from Maynard James Keenan that we never knew we needed until it came to be, but its third release proves to be as unnecessary as it is well intended.

Wallace fined for postrace actions

Veteran keeps Busch focused
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Jimmy Fennig has won two races as a crew chief for Bobby Allison, 14 with Mark Martin and 11 with Kurt Busch.

Johnson in position to claim first title
HAMPTON, Ga. - Jimmie Johnson is a realist.When he finished 37th at Talladega, then 32nd at Kansas City, he figured that was it. No chance of winning his first Nextel Cup championship this year. Might as well start looking ahead to 2005.

Johnson in position to claim first title

One question: Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch finished second-to-last in Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. But he was able to maintain his lead in the series standings.

One question: Kurt Busch

Wallace fined for postrace actions
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR fined Nextel Cup driver Rusty Wallace $10,000 Tuesday for intentionally hitting Ryan Newman's car as the field returned to pit lane after the Oct. 24 race at Martinsville Speedway.

Veteran keeps Busch focused

Spotters steer drivers clear of trouble on track
AVONDALE, Ariz. - When Junior Johnson gave Eddie Jones a special assignment during the 1982 road course race at Riverside, Calif., Jones knew his job probably violated NASCAR rules.

Spotters steer drivers clear of trouble on track

Suns top Hawks in NBA opener

Suns top Hawks in NBA opener
PHOENIX - Amare Stoudemire 18 of his 23 points in the first half and the Phoenix Suns raced past the Atlanta Hawks 112-82 in the NBA opener for both teams on Wednesday night.

Fantasy football: The one you don't want to lose

Jacksonville's Leftwich is out with knee injury

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Augusta, SC- Miss Frances Hammock, 65, of 4136 Windsor Spring Road, Hephzibah, Georgia entered into rest Monday, November 1, 2004 at Doctors Hospital. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Mr. Jerry W. Sullivan (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Mrs. Angela Petersen (APPLING, Ga.)

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Mr. James E. Conner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Richard L. Neal Sr. (HARLEM, Ga.)

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Mrs. Carrie E. Domke (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Cameron D. Harris (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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Roddick reaches third round at Paris Masters

Seay wants top prize

Tennis league tries to lure players back

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Venus Williams advances at Advanta Championships

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Senior rider and horse are still at it

Roddick reaches third round at Paris Masters

Capriati, Molik Advance at Advanta

Open first go-round - Day 2

Overtime
In Columbia, a federal jury ordered NBA star Vince Carter to pay his imprisoned former agent, William "Tank" Black, nearly $4.7 million in lost commissions and damages Tuesday.

Open first go-round - Day 2
Results from the Open first go-roundOpen first go-round, day 2.

Capriati, Molik Advance at Advanta
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Jennifer Capriati survived a scare from Meghann Shaughnessy, winning 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Advanta Tennis Championships on Wednesday.

Seay wants top prize
Two-year-old Harley Seay reached out and waited for the sorrel gelding to eat the apple wafer out of her little hand.

Tennis league tries to lure players back
Tennis started calling June Peel's name shortly after she retired four years ago.

Venus Williams advances at Advanta Championships
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Fifth-seeded Venus Williams advanced to the second round of the Advanta Tennis Championships, beating local favorite Lisa Raymond 6-2, 6-1 Tuesday night.

Roddick reaches third round at Paris Masters
PARIS - Andy Roddick surged into the third round of the Paris Masters with a 6-2, 6-2 rout of Armenia's Sargis Sargsian on Wednesday in his first match since late September.

Overtime
Westminster, which has cruised through the GISA Class AAA playoffs, takes on Mount de Sales at 7:30 p.m. today in the semifinals in Macon, Ga.

Roddick reaches third round at Paris Masters
PARIS - Andy Roddick surged into the third round of the Paris Masters with a 6-2, 6-2 rout of Armenia's Sargis Sargsian on Wednesday in his first match since late September.

Senior rider and horse are still at it
Warren Belgard isn't the quickest barrel racer. His horse doesn't zoom around the barrels.

Open 1st go-round, day 2
Working orders are listed by draw, competitor, hometown, and horse.

Bush philosophical at end of last campaign: worked "as hard as we possibly could"
WASHINGTON - President Bush was all smiles but no swagger as he finished the campaign he said would be his last, a marathon that seemed a sure thing after the Sept. 11 attacks but ended up a likely photo finish.

Bush, Kerry trade early wins after bitterly fought contest
WASHINGTON - President Bush and challenger John Kerry traded early swing-state victories Tuesday night, a tension-packed conclusion to a race for the ages fought out over Iraq, the economy and terrorism. With results coming in from Connecticut to Colorado, the race remained wide open.

Americans overseas wait to see if their votes make a difference
MEXICO CITY - Most cast their ballots weeks ago, and some will have to hunt down a television to find constant coverage of the U.S. election.

Bush, Kerry trade early wins after bitterly fought contest
WASHINGTON - President Bush and challenger John Kerry traded early swing-state victories Tuesday night, a tension-packed conclusion to a race for the ages fought out over Iraq, the economy and terrorism. With results coming in from Connecticut to Colorado, the race remained wide open.

Republicans battle Democrats for renewed Senate control.
WASHINGTON - Republicans and Democrats swapped seats in Georgia and Illinois Tuesday night as they battled for Senate control in a string of races concentrated in the South and West. GOP Sen. Jim Bunning struggled for a new term in Kentucky.

Jacksonville's Leftwich is out with knee injury
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville quarterback Byron Leftwich is out indefinitely after spraining the lateral collateral ligament in his left knee in last weekend's 20-6 loss to the Houston Texans, coach Jack Del Rio confirmed Tuesday.

Fantasy football: The one you don't want to lose
There's nothing worse in fantasy football circles than losing to your boss.

Love of golf has guitarist longing for tee-off time

Love of golf has guitarist longing for tee-off time
Paul Brewster is eager to return to the Imperial Theatre with Ricky Skaggs, but there is another place in Augusta he would rather be.

Singh closing in on season for the ages

Year took a nosedive for Masters champion

'Jeopardy!' champ breaks another record
NEW YORK - Quiz-show king Ken Jennings has broken another record on "Jeopardy!"

'dr. vegas' gets the hook
NEW YORK - Rob Lowe, who flopped last season in a freshman NBC drama, lost another bet Tuesday as his new series, "dr. vegas," was yanked by CBS.

The race for young television viewers is intense
NEW YORK - A competitive, down-to-the-wire race may be in the offing for TV networks, too.

Peggy Ryan dies at 80

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'Dogs" interceptions are few, far between

Computers keeping Georgia down in the BCS

Georgia has something to prove

'Dogs" interceptions are few, far between
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia cornerback DeMario Minter was joking with teammate Paul Oliver after the Bulldogs' 20-16 win at South Carolina, a victory in which the freshman intercepted a pass in just his second collegiate game.

Computers keeping Georgia down in the BCS
ATHENS, Ga. - Mark Richt can't figure it out. Georgia is fifth in one poll, eighth in the other - and ninth in the all-important Bowl Championship Series standings.

Georgia has something to prove
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia has one of the top-ranked defenses in the country - and a lot to prove this week.

Credits, opening sequences make classic TV memorable
Some of television's most memorable moments - Dick Van Dyke's Rob Petrie being taken out by a killer ottoman, Mary Tyler Moore's technically tricky but beautifully executed hat twirl-and-toss or the stirring story-song of simple country folk loading up a truck for a move to Beverly (Hills, that is) - never appeared as a plot point in a single episode of their respective series.

Big Stakes event true to name
If you've got an extra $50,000 lying around, you can play in the Big Stakes Match Play Golf Tournament in Nevada. By the way, you need a partner who also has $50,000.

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