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

Randolph takes over hometown team
NEW YORK - Willie Randolph hung up the phone and gave his wife a big hug. After falling short nearly a dozen times, he finally was a major league manager.

Randolph takes over hometown team

Auction should score with collectors

Auction should score with collectors
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Louisville Slugger Museum is having a rummage sale.

Gamble for health, not profit

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.

Birth announcements

Odds and Ends
OSWEGO, Kan. - And you thought the hot air ended when Election Day arrived: Labette County election officials pulled out a hair dryer to solve a jam in an electronic scanner.

Naked man climbs fence to reach plane
LOS ANGELES - A man was charged with trespassing after he stripped naked, scaled a airport fence, ran across the tarmac and climbed into a plane's wheel well before firefighters talked him out, officials said.

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

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.

Investors anticipate Bush will follow up on proposals

Bush win drives coal stocks up

Brake cleaner cans recalled
WASHINGTON - Valvoline Co., a Division of Ashland Inc., is recalling about 2.8 million cans of brake cleaner due to a defective spray valve that might stick in the open position and empty the flammable contents, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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.

Retailers post sales growth
NEW YORK - The outlook for the holiday season brightened Thursday as many of the nation's retailers reported an improvement in sales in October. Discounters, however, had another month of lackluster results as their customers cut back spending again.

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.

Crude futures fall below $49

Crude futures fall below $49
VIENNA, Austria - Oil futures prices plunged by more than $2 a barrel Thursday, continuing a selloff that began last week amid rising U.S. supplies of crude and expectations of a surge in heating oil production before winter arrives.

Employees given range of benefits

Productivity slows, jobless claims plunge
WASHINGTON - The productivity of America's workers grew at a 1.9 percent annual rate in the third quarter, the smallest gain since late 2002, the government reported Thursday.

Cuba extends currency exchange
HAVANA - Because of the huge demand to dispose of the U.S. bills that were legal tender in communist Cuba for more than a decade, the Central Bank said Thursday that people will have an extra week to exchange their American money for a local currency tied to the dollar.

Business briefs
Junior Achievement of Georgia's Augusta district will induct four area business leaders, one posthumously, into the CSRA Business Hall of Fame on Wednesday evening.

Hotel will not house parolees
Hotel guests will occupy the Relax Inn, not parolees and probationers as originally planned.

Wachovia to settle SEC charges

Digital video recorders give viewers control
The quarterback drops back, play-fakes, goes for the throw and then freezes. Everything is frozen, even the bloodthirsty linebackers who were coming his way only seconds before.

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.

Brake cleaner cans recalled

Business briefs

Digital video recorders give viewers control

Hotel will not house parolees

Employees given range of benefits

The post-election agenda for small business

Crude futures rise despite rise in oil supplies

Cuba extends currency exchange

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.

Productivity slows, jobless claims plunge

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

Retailers post sales growth

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

Wachovia to settle SEC charges
WASHINGTON - Wachovia Corp. agreed to pay a $37 million civil fine Thursday to settle federal regulators' allegations that the banking giant violated disclosure rules in connection with its 2001 merger with First Union Corp.

The post-election agenda for small business
NEW YORK - President Bush's re-election and the Republican Party's larger membership in the next Congress have made small business advocacy groups optimistic about some of the issues on their national agendas.

Clemson gets a shot at Miami

Clemson gets a shot at Miami
RALEIGH, N.C. - Miami plays Clemson for homecoming Saturday, its first Atlantic Coast Conference game at the Orange Bowl since the opener more than two months ago.

Spurrier withdraws from Fla. coaching search
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - If Steve Spurrier decides to coach again, it won't be at his alma mater.

Seeking edge, college hoop teams try out video game
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis forward Simplice Njoya sat hunched over a laptop, testing a theory first studied on Israeli fighter pilots.

Seeking edge, college hoop teams try out video game

Spurrier withdraws from Fla. coaching search

No. 3 Albany State focuses on playoff position
ALBANY, Ga. - Albany State, which won its second consecutive Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship on Saturday, jumped to third in the American Football Coaches Association NCAA Division II poll.

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

No. 3 Albany State focuses on playoff position

Notebooking the SEC Eastern Division

Arizona, Washington could finish 1-2

Watchdog, not a lapdog
Few area candidates will enter office in January with more of a mandate than those who shockingly knocked off three longtime Richmond County Board of Education incumbents.

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

A huge loss for Augusta

Wise choices

Bush's big win

Back to United States
Sen. John Kerry's concession speech was more than gracious. It was patriotic. And it was wise.

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.

Wise choices
There were no big surprises in South Carolina's election results. Perhaps this was because voters made the right decisions Tuesday.

Anti-Bush artists lament president's victory
NEW YORK - They urged young people to "Vote for Change" and "Rock the Vote." They gave concerts and readings in "battleground" states. They made movies meant to turn Republicans into Democrats and the president into both a monster and a laughingstock.

P. Diddy plans all-night birthday party
NEW YORK - Sean "P. Diddy" Combs plans to celebrate his 35th birthday Thursday with an A-list, ultra-exclusive, all-night party.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Freddie Prinze Jr. is set to do television.

Applause calendar
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Jackson lawyers seek removal of prosecutor
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael Jackson, saying his upcoming child molestation trial is nothing more than a grudge match by a vindictive prosecutor, wants a judge to remove District Attorney Tom Sneddon and allow the state attorney general to intervene.

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:

U2 submits album for best-band job
It's hard to believe that it's been more than three years since U2's Bono, buoyed by the bounty of awards and accolades heaped on their 2000 release All That You Can't Leave Behind, said they were reapplying for the job of "best band in the world." On Thursday, the first single since that remark, the guitar-driven, glam rock rave-up single Vertigo, will be released. When the album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb is released later in the month, the job could very well be theirs.

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.

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.

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

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.

Oil price drop, Bush agenda boost stocks
NEW YORK - Wall Street bounded higher for the second straight day Thursday as investors reveled in sharply falling oil prices and the pro-business agenda of the second Bush administration. The Dow Jones industrials gained more than 177 points for its best day of 2004, while the S&P 500 closed at its highest level since early 2002.

Oil price drop, Bush agenda boost stocks

Cold could jump-start top-water migration

Tournament news

Tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903.

Cold could jump-start top-water migration
Schooling hybrids and striped bass have been no-shows for much of the past several weeks, but that Thurmond Lake scenario is due to change, perhaps as early as this weekend.

Grubbin': Squeaky's Tip Top

Restaurant features specialty teas, menu with European flair

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.

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

Follow rules for camellias to be success

Follow rules for camellias to be success
Camellias remain a popular garden-center choice and continue to be demanded by area gardeners. Not even the threat of sudden oak death disease has dampened the enthusiasm.

Scraps of food whet appetites of plants
BERKELEY, Calif. - Haute cuisine is going green in a program that recycles restaurant and household food scraps into high-grade compost for Northern California farms and vineyards.

Garden business rock solid for stoneyards
A pity that New England's original farm families couldn't cash in on the hard harvests of a century or three ago.

Fall plant provides array of colors and blooms
There's no better autumn accent than chrysanthemums for Ann Morton, of Augusta.

Garden business rock solid for stoneyards

Scraps of food whet appetites of plants

Fall plant provides array of colors and blooms

Duo is school's 'best tandem'
It would have sounded so ridiculously idealistic to anyone within earshot. Foolish or not, Brian Bratton and Isaac West believed every word of their adopted creed.

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.

Jackets can't afford loss
ATLANTA - The drills must be performed, futile as they might be.

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.

Duo is school's 'best tandem'

Georgia Tech looks to regain defensive momentum

Georgia Tech looks to regain momentum

Jackets can't afford loss

A three-way tie, and Singh lurking

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
ATLANTA - Vijay Singh offered hope for everyone Wednesday, but only briefly.

A three-way tie, and Singh lurking
ATLANTA - Vijay Singh went 15 holes without a birdie. He missed half his fairways and a half-dozen putts inside 12 feet. And when he walked off the 18th green Thursday at the Tour Championship, he was right where everyone expected him to be.

Singh looking to finish the year in style

Haas honored with Payne Stewart Award

Azinger, Faldo to make debut at East Lake

Haas honored with Payne Stewart Award

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.

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.

Singh looking to finish the year in style

Player of the week: Danny Daggett

South Carolina prep football poll

Prep football playoff schedule

Thomson's Welsh going strong

Waters has worn many hats

Thomson lineman seeks doctor's approval

Top 10 prep football teams

The week's key matchups

Top 10 prep football teams
POWER POLLThe top 10 prep football teams in the weekly Power Poll as selected by members of The Augusta Chronicle and WJBF NewsChannel 6 sports departments.

The week's key matchups
LAST YEAR: Washington-Wilkes lost in the first round to Adairsville, 16-7; Whitefield lost in the first round to Commerce.

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.

Prep football playoff schedule
Here are the high school football pairings for the first round of the state playoffs Friday:

South Carolina prep football poll
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.

Waters has worn many hats
Charlie Waters has been a lot of things in his life: a football player, a coach, a grieving father, a businessman, a broadcaster and even an author.

Player of the week: Danny Daggett
LAST WEEK: The speedy sophomore found the end zone twice on returns to power a 30-12 victory against Westside. Daggett reversed a 6-0 deficit with his 75-yard fumble return in the second quarter. He then halted a Patriots march to tie the game late in the first half when he picked off a pass in the end zone. He put a 12-6 game out of reach when he returned the second-half kickoff 94 yards along a sideline-to-sideline jaunt for his second touchdown. Daggett has been a part of 10 touchdowns for the Eagles over the past three weeks.

Thomson lineman seeks doctor's approval
Cephus Jones missed his 77th consecutive day of practice Thursday. The Thomson lineman will miss his 11th game tonight because he is injured.

NHL lockout at a glance
A look at the NHL lockout through Thursday, Nov. 4:

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

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.

Gamble for health, not profit
The race may not be to the swift nor the victory to the strong, but that's how you bet.

Election was a win for Christians
President George W. Bush's re-election is more than a win for the Republicans; it is a win for all Christians. Barbara A. Mohler, 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

Church-state separation skewed

Medical professionals are the best
Recently I was a patient at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. I wish to express my appreciation for the extremely good care I received. Sarah Rivers, Evans

Blow the whistle on bad grammar

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

Medical professionals are the best

Shame on judges in bail incident
It is with difficulty, but with a sense of humor, I try to understand the Augusta area's issues as reported in your newspaper: the Augusta Commission, smoking in public places, the Confederate flag and, most recently, re-electing a former state senator with 142 federal indictments against him. Lots of letters to the editor as well as Rants and Raves - they're a hoot! Bob Groothand, Augusta

Without top 40 hits, radio is dead

Westside JV brought home title

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

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.

Without top 40 hits, radio is dead
Finally, there is an actual article ("Pop fizzles," Oct. 31) regarding the lack of a top 40 music station in Augusta. Jacquie Rives, Evans

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

Cartoonist carries on legacy of visual humor

Smaller doses of flu vaccine seem to work

Twins Day: Which is which?

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

Decorate in and out for holidays

Antibiotic may stop preventable blindness infection

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

Land Rover LR3 named magazine's top SUV

Titles raise bar of excitement to new level

Molecule is key to nicotine addiction

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.

Decorate in and out for holidays
In planning your holiday decorations, remember to include the outside of your home.

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.

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

Land Rover LR3 named magazine's top SUV
DETROIT - Land Rover's new entry in the sport utility segment has claimed the honor of Motor Trend magazine's 2005 SUV of the Year.

Smaller doses of flu vaccine seem to work
New research suggests that giving flu vaccine in a novel way can stretch doses and protect more people, but it didn't work as well in those over 60 and is too experimental to be used to ease this year's shortage, experts say.

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.

Twins Day: Which is which?
In 1819, shortly after Moses and Aaron Wilcox arrived in the tiny town of Millsville, Ohio, the identical twins struck a deal with town officials: rename the town Twinsburg in their honor, and they would donate six acres of land for a public square and throw in $20 toward a new school.

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.

Molecule is key to nicotine addiction
WASHINGTON - California researchers fiddled with a single gene to create mice hypersensitive to nicotine, pointing to a single molecule partly to blame for nicotine's addictive allure.

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

Busiest stretch of games starts long way from home

Busiest stretch of games starts long way from home
The Augusta Lynx's season picks up the pace this weekend. The Lynx (1-2) have played only two games since fans welcomed the new players at their season opener Oct. 22 at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

Military milestones

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.

Pet of the week

Across Georgia

Two districts force runoffs

Corps again allows look inside powerhouse

Chairman election supported in referendum

Across South Carolina

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

Across the area

Perdue says Georgia's economy is improving

Kid of the day

School lunch menus

Kid of the day
Jeffrey T. Meeks is today's Kid of the Day.

Post Happenings

Across the area
A fatal accident that caused a massive traffic jam on Interstate 20 in Aiken County was most likely caused by speeding, South Carolina Highway Patrol officials said Thursday.

New rides, acts greet patrons of fair

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A North Charleston policeman shot and killed a man who police say fired at officers during a drug sting at Northwoods Mall.

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.

Across Georgia
ATHENS - The University of Georgia Athletic Association fired cheerleading coach Marilou Braswell because of her retaliation against a student, not her religious beliefs, the association said in a motion to dismiss Ms. Braswell's civil rights lawsuit against the school.

News you can use

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

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

Elections board rejects 52 Paine College voters
The Richmond County Board of Elections voted Thursday to reject all but one provisional ballot cast Tuesday by 53 Paine College students who thought they had registered recently on campus but were not on the voter rolls.

Bush victory might bode well for SRS

Bush victory might bode well for SRS
AIKEN - President Bush's re-election was a promising outcome for Savannah River Site and provides a measure of insurance that future missions will be funded and completed as planned, political leaders and nuclear experts say.

Meetings

Aiken toils to replace aging ambulance fleet
AIKEN - Aiken County's aging ambulance fleet soon will be getting reinforcements - four new ambulances in the next four months - but with ongoing money and staffing problems, the department won't be keeping pace with the county's growth-fueled emergency demands, officials say.

Fund-raiser will benefit expansion of Hope House

Court upholds ban on council's prayers
COLUMBIA - The Great Falls Town Council has suffered another setback in its appeal of a court decision that prohibits the group from opening meetings with a prayer that mentions Jesus Christ.

Inquiry shows plane had no mechanical error

Victory doesn't surprise Dobey
EDGEFIELD - There's a reason Edgefield County Sheriff Adell Dobey says he stayed out of the public spotlight and avoided mudslinging during the re-election campaign he handily won Tuesday night.

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.

Perdue says Georgia's economy is improving
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue told government agency heads Thursday he is optimistic the state's fiscal health will continue to improve in coming months, but he stopped short of saying budget cuts would be off the table in the upcoming legislative session.

Woman dies in I-20 collision

Two districts force runoffs
AIKEN - Edgefield County voters will head back to the polls Nov. 16 to determine who will hold the District 3 and District 6 seats on the school board.

Republicans retake Georgia government

Poll: Perdue is in position for re-election

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

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Gamble for health, not profit
The race may not be to the swift nor the victory to the strong, but that's how you bet.

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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

Ex-agent pleads guilty in case of cockfighting

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.

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.

Gamble for health, not profit

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

Site to blend homes, wildlife
Developers of an unusual subdivision along the Savannah River in Columbia County are placing about a third of the site into conservation easements that will preserve wetlands and nearby natural areas in perpetuity.

Election night puts S.C. Democrats in corner

Aiken toils to replace aging ambulance fleet

Military homes on tour open doors to civilians

Man receives life sentence

Speaker explains bravery, diversity among American Indians

Pupils' projects can win them savings bonds

Voter anger hits school board

Elections board rejects 52 Paine College voters

Kid of the day

For the record

Man receives life sentence
A man accused of hacking another man to death last year during an armed robbery avoided the death penalty Thursday by pleading guilty to murder.

Corps again allows look inside powerhouse
The public will be offered another glimpse inside Thurmond Dam's sprawling powerhouse Saturday during one of the Army Corps of Engineers' last series of organized tours of the restricted site.

Graham describes new clout
CHARLESTON, S.C. - For the first time since Reconstruction, South Carolina is sending two Republican senators to Washington, something that will give the state a greater presence on the national stage, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says.

Poll: Perdue is in position for re-election
ATLANTA - Sonny Perdue has plenty to smile about. Not only have the governor's fellow Republicans captured a U.S. Senate seat and control of the state House, but a new poll shows that he's in good shape for his re-election contest in two years.

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.

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.

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

Across South Carolina

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.

News you can use

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.

Field narrowed to eight children for scholarship

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

Milestones

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.

South Carolina voter turnout high in Tuesday's election

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.

Across the area

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.

Walk will be fund-raiser for Parkinson's research

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

GOP tie key to DeMint victory

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.

Around the block

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.

Democrats will go to Atlanta

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.

1944 graduates observe 60th class reunion

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.

GOP tie key to DeMint victory

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.

Teachers recall lessons for success

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.

Columbia, Richmond county voters beat turnout records

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.

Ex-agent pleads guilty in case of cockfighting

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.

Lengthy lines greet some voters

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.

Burns concedes defeat to Barrow

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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!"

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.

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.

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

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.

Imelda Staunton gets chance to shine

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.

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

Imelda Staunton gets chance to shine
LONDON - You've seen Imelda Staunton before - possibly in period garb, probably stealing a scene from more famous co-stars.

Film pokes fun at human foibles Cold War classic

New on DVD

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

'The Incredibles' is fun, frenetic

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

At the Movies: 'Alfie'

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

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.

'The Incredibles' is fun, frenetic

'Incredibles' shows human side of heroes
LOS ANGELES - Superheroes are typically loners, not family guys. The powers of Superman, Spider-Man, Batman make them outcasts from the very society they protect and drive them to hide their powers from even close confidants like Lois Lane, Aunt May and Commissioner Gordon.

At the Movies: 'Alfie'

'Incredibles' shows human side of heroes

'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.

Mini reviews

Ja Rule upbeat as he prepares for new album

CD review: A Perfect Circle, eMOTIVe

Sonic spotlight - Ruskin Yeargain

Review: Spears' premature greatest-hits

Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

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

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.

Concert calendar

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.

Ja Rule upbeat as he prepares for new album
NEW YORK - Ja Rule probably should have battled nemesis 50 Cent with sticks and stones, considering what happened after their war of words.

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.

Review: Spears' premature greatest-hits
NEW YORK - "People can take everything away from you, but they can never take away your truth," Britney Spears insists breathily at the beginning of her greatest-hits collection, sounding like a pop-star version of Dr. Phil.

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.

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

Hot ticket

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

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.

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.

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.

Streaking Johnson looking to future

One question: Kurt Busch

Streaking Johnson looking to future
AVONDALE, Ariz. - With three straight wins, Jimmie Johnson has NASCAR points leader Kurt Busch looking in his rearview mirror.

Spotters steer drivers clear of trouble on track

Veteran keeps Busch focused

Wizards foil Bobcats' season opening plans
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Primoz Brezec fought through a double team, spun to his left and sank a layup for a 2-0 lead.

Suns top Hawks in NBA opener

Wizards foil Bobcats' season opening plans

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.

Arizona, Washington could finish 1-2
LOS ANGELES - Arizona is back in its accustomed spot, picked by the media to win the Pac-10 basketball title.

Lynch's injury draws criticism

Panthers' Rucker having down year

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

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Mauresmo advances at Advanta

Tennis league tries to lure players back

Racing family makes rounds in area event

Roddick reaches third round at Paris Masters

Open first go-round - Day 2

Capriati, Molik Advance at Advanta

Marathoners hope for win in New York

Roddick reaches third round at Paris Masters

Senior rider and horse are still at it

Overtime

Roddick, Henman upset at Paris Masters
PARIS - Top-seeded Andy Roddick and defending champion Tim Henman were upset in the third round of the Paris Masters on Thursday.

Mauresmo advances at Advanta
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Defending champion Amelie Mauresmo advanced to the quarterfinals at the Advanta Tennis Championships on Thursday, defeating Iveta Benesova 6-2, 6-2.

Racing family makes rounds in area event
Kim Manley is relegated to watching the NBHA World Championships from an arena seat. The small scar that runs across her throat backs up her words about doctor's orders preventing her from riding this year.

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.

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.

Marathoners hope for win in New York
NEW YORK - After Meb Keflezighi and Deena Kastor made history in Athens, the town where they train decided to honor them with a parade they would never forget.

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
In Paris, top-seeded Andy Roddick and defending champion Tim Henman were upset in the third round of the Paris Masters.

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

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

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

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

Lynch's injury draws criticism
DENVER - Before Denver safety John Lynch limped off the field, he started yelling toward the Atlanta huddle, upset that he got hurt on a block made 30 yards away from the play.

Panthers' Rucker having down year
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mike Rucker had eight sacks at this point last season. The Carolina Panthers were well on their way to the NFC title and Rucker was headed to his first Pro Bowl.

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

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

Ratings for basic cable networks

Jason Alexander plays sports nut on sitcom

Ratings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of Oct. 25-31. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

Jason Alexander plays sports nut on sitcom
NEW YORK - On "Listen Up," Jason Alexander plays a sitcom version of real-life TV sports talk host and newspaper columnist Tony Kornheiser. His character, Tony Kleinman, is a sports fanatic.

Patty Duke scheduled for bypass surgery

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U2 submits album for best-band job

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Jackson lawyers seek removal of prosecutor

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Anti-Bush artists lament president's victory

'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.

Flowers: a dependable punt returner

Georgia has something to prove

Flowers: a dependable punt returner
ATHENS, Ga. - Thomas Flowers has proven to Georgia coach Mark Richt that he can be a dependable punt returner after a shaky preseason.

'Dogs" interceptions are few, far between

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.

Greene poised to pass Manning milestone
ATHENS, Ga. - When Peyton Manning finished his career at Tennessee, they named a street after him.

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.

Arkansas, S. C. coaches not strangers

Arkansas, S. C. coaches not strangers
LITTLE ROCK - When Arkansas visits South Carolina this weekend, the relationships between many of the coaches involved will be more complex than usual.

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends