New Tom Wolfe novel about hedonistic college life

New Tom Wolfe novel about hedonistic college life
NEW YORK - Dapper Tom Wolfe likes everything just so.

Baseball notebook

Baseball notebook
PHOENIX - After the Wally Backman fiasco, the Arizona Diamondbacks were fortunate to have a handy and willing backup choice in Bob Melvin.

New ballpark site could derail Expos' move
WASHINGTON - The chair of the District of Columbia Council proposed Friday that a new ballpark be built next to RFK Stadium instead of a site south of the U.S. Capitol, a plan that could cause Major League Baseball to drop the scheduled move of the Montreal Expos to Washington.

New ballpark site could derail Expos' move

If only I could remember the dreams my wife has

New Jersey school accidently strafed
NEWARK, N.J. - Sen. Frank Lautenberg called on a National Guard unit Friday to halt all training flights over New Jersey until it determines why an F-16 fighter pilot strafed a school with cannon fire during a night mission.

A's, Angels to visit Braves next season

A's, Angels to visit Braves next season
ATLANTA - The Oakland A's and California Angels will make their first appearances at Turner Field during the 2005 season, the Atlanta Braves said on Friday.

On the move

Employment rises by 337,000

Property transfers

Real-estate firm buys stake in Sears

4 leaders to be honored as youth role models
A stable owner, an educator, a pharmacist and a car dealer will be honored Thursday at the CSRA Business Hall of Fame dinner awards ceremony.

Delta to cut up to 6,900 job

Wendy's fires 'unofficial spokesman'

4 leaders to be honored as youth role models

Augusta Magazine names new publisher

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Oct. 22-27. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Business briefs

Wi-Fi transmitters utilize radio waves to provide Internet
There's something in the air that could come in handy if you're getting a taco, or lifesaving surgery.

'Hijacking' software can hurt businesses
Judi Cohen's online business boomed for eight years, then it came to an end.

Business calendar
Monday: Writing a Business Plan, learn why a business plan is critical to your success, especially if you need a loan or investor for your business, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Small Business Development Center, 1054 Claussen Road; $35, 737-1790.

Business licenses

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

Wi-Fi transmitters utilize radio waves to provide Internet

Augusta Magazine names new publisher
Kate Cooper Metts has been named the publisher of Augusta Magazine and its group of productions.

Delta to cut up to 6,900 job
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc. released new details Friday on the up to 6,900 jobs it plans to eliminate starting Jan. 1.

Business calendar

Business briefs
Allen Corporation of America opened its Augusta office Friday. The Sterling, Va.-based company - ranked No. 81 on the 2004 Deloitte & Touche list of North America's 500 fastest growing tech firms - will employ four at the Augusta-Richmond County Small Business Incubator.

'Hijacking' software can hurt businesses

Employment rises by 337,000
WASHINGTON - Employers went on a hiring spree in October, adding 337,000 new jobs, many of them for hurricane cleanup. The surge was the largest in seven months, a sign the jobs recovery may have taken hold.

Real-estate firm buys stake in Sears
CHICAGO - Sears, Roebuck and Co.'s stock shot up 23 percent Friday after a real estate investment trust disclosed it had purchased a 4.3 percent interest in the department-store chain.

Wendy's fires 'unofficial spokesman'
DES MOINES, Iowa - Goodbye, Mr. Wendy. The fast-food chain's management canned the man they referred to as the brand's "unofficial spokesperson" after dismal reviews of the advertising campaign that featured him

On the move
Dana Duvall has joined Gwen Fulcher Young & Associates. Ms. Duvall will focus on marketing and client relations.

Public silent on budget woes

Public silent on budget woes
Augusta officials held a public hearing on next year's $107.7 million general-fund budget last week, and nobody came.

Tigers still underdogs against Hurricanes
MIAMI - The weather was beautiful this week on the University of Miami campus, all blue sky with a hint of fall in the balmy breezes.

Tigers topple Hurricanes

Tigers still underdogs against Hurricanes

Tigers topple Hurricanes
MIAMI - Former North Augusta High standout Reggie Merriweather ran for a career-high 114 yards and three touchdowns, including a 2-yard score in overtime Saturday night to cap Clemson's 24-17 comeback victory over No. 11 Miami.

No. 2 Oklahoma escapes College Station with win

ACC roundup

SEC roundup

ACC roundup
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia is feeling good about itself and its chances in the Atlantic Coast Conference again, and just in time.

SEC roundup
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Brandon Hoyte's tackle might have changed the course of the season for Notre Dame. It altered ninth-ranked Tennessee's outlook Saturday night.

No. 2 Oklahoma escapes College Station with win
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - This one was much tougher, but far sweeter, for Oklahoma.

Message received?

Second chance for DJJ
Well, the Augusta Youth Development Campus for emotionally troubled delinquent boys is reopening this month under old management - the state Department of Juvenile Justice.

A fundamental problem
The close popular and electoral vote Tuesday masks the remarkable extent of trouble the Democratic Party is in. If the party were a manufacturer, it would be considering two things: 1) changing the product line or 2) bankruptcy.

Message received?
What sank John Kerry's presidential campaign? Many analysts blame the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth for questioning Kerry's Vietnam medals and his 1970s testimony to Congress that GIs routinely engaged in war atrocities.

A fundamental problem

Gerrymander winners
If it wasn't for gerrymandering U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., probably wouldn't have been reelected Tuesday and U.S. Rep.-elect John Barrow, D-Ga., would still be practicing law in Athens.

Gerrymander winners

Second chance for DJJ

People in the News
NEW YORK - The Rev. Al Sharpton and his wife, Kathy Jordan Sharpton, have announced their separation after 23 years of marriage.

Patty Duke 'up and walking' after cardiac surgery
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke Pearce was up and walking Friday, two days after cardiac surgery, officials said.

Lucrative deals expected on new vehicles

Market may not fare as projected under Bush
NEW YORK - The market may have been sighing in relief over the quick resolution of the presidential race, but investors should be careful about rushing into sectors they think might do well during the second Bush administration: All may not be as it seems.

Stocks higher on strong employment report

Stocks higher on strong employment report
NEW YORK - Wall Street capped a stellar week by extending its rally for a ninth straight session, as a better-than-expected employment report boosted stocks and gave investors hope that the economy was strengthening. The week's gains were among the strongest of the year, with the Dow Jones industrials having their best week since early 2003.

Lucrative deals expected on new vehicles
DETROIT - Automakers weren't as generous with consumer incentives in October as they were in September, but shoppers can expect a new round of deals as manufacturers, particularly General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co., try to end the year with a flurry, analysts say.

Market may not fare as projected under Bush

Paladins alter Eagles' plans
GREENVILLE, S.C. - After eight dominating weeks, the Georgia Southern Eagles remembered how it feels to be mortal.

Teams go for undefeated seasons
Georgia Southern has owned Furman in the past and it figures to be no different this season. The No. 2 Eagles will face third-ranked Furman on Saturday in hopes of continuing an eight game-winning streak at Paladin Stadium.

Pair still hoping to qualify for a bowl
RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina State should have T.A. McLendon and Georgia Tech won't have P.J. Daniels.

Hewitt loaded at backcourt
ATLANTA - Will Bynum, the hero of Georgia Tech's mad march through March, doesn't know if he'll start a single game this season.

Grant helps Jackets rally
RALEIGH, N.C. - No P.J. Daniels, no problem for Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech storms back to get victory
RALEIGH, N.C. - Chan Gailey could have stormed into Georgia Tech's dressing room at halftime Saturday afternoon and done something rash.

Paladins alter Eagles' plans

Teams go for undefeated seasons

Pair still hoping to qualify for a bowl

Grant helps Jackets rally

Sorenstam seeks record fourth Mizuno title
OTSU, Japan - Annika Sorenstam started her quest for a fourth consecutive Mizuno Classic title with an eagle Friday and held a share of the lead after the first round.

Club is celebrating 25 years in the industry

Tiger looking like old self at top with HaasGolf Round
ATLANTA - Tiger Woods put together his best back-to-back rounds in more than four years. The result was a share of the 54-hole lead, a place it seems he hasn't been in forever.

Tiger looking like old self at top with HaasGolf Round

Que takes lead at Vietnam Masters
HANOI, Vietnam - Angelo Que of the Philippines shot a 6-under 66 on Friday to take a three-shot lead over Corey Pavin and three others after the second round of the inaugural Vietnam Masters.

Que takes lead at Vietnam Masters

Haas in control at Tour Championship

Jaguars prepare for event
Since the inception of the Augusta State women's golf team in 2001, the Lady Jaguars have been heard but not seen.

Haas in control at Tour Championship
ATLANTA - The Tour Championship suddenly is loaded with optimism for Jay Haas and Tiger Woods.

Club is celebrating 25 years in the industry
Charles Howell is 25 years old and ranked among the 50 best golfers in the world.

Tigers' wishbone attack 'finishes the deal' in win

Hillary lifts Rebels to easy win

Prep football playoff scores

Evans loses playoff opener

Irish fall short

'Dogs sent home

Spartans come up short against Cougars

Bulldogs get bounced

Aiken outlasts city foe

Laney flexes its muscle

Hawks drop Tigers

'Dogs sent home
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - Minutes after Silver Bluff's 28-14 first-round playoff loss to Bishop England, Bulldogs coach Al Lown looked ahead to 2005.

Tigers' wishbone attack 'finishes the deal' in win
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Georgia has its "Finish the Drill." Washington-Wilkes has its "Finish the Deal."

Aiken outlasts city foe
AIKEN - Aiken coach Carey Johnson offered no sugar-coated description of how his team played in the first half Friday.

Bulldogs get bounced
THOMSON - On paper it looked like a mismatch. But someone forgot to tell the Westover Patriots they weren't expected to win their opening playoff game against Thomson.

Evans loses playoff opener
FAIRBURN, Ga. - Evans had a window of opportunity early in the first quarter of its first round playoff game against Creekside.

Prep football playoff scores
Scores from Friday's playoff games in South Carolina and Georgia.

Hawks drop Tigers
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Washington County ran through a 20-foot banner to begin their first-round playoff contest against Troup. That was fitting.

Irish fall short
FAIRBURN, Ga. - Aquinas waited 32 years to return to the state football playoffs.

Laney flexes its muscle
Laney coach Eric Parker said one of the difficulties of playoff football is that you only minimally know your opponent. It's whatever you can pick up from Sunday to Thursday.

Spartans come up short against Cougars
CORDELE, Ga. - Glenn Hills had Crisp County on the ropes twice in the final 51 minutes of play but couldn't land the punch that would have at least gotten it a draw in a Friday night Class AAA state playoff opener.

South Aiken into playoffs
South Aiken coach Dan Pippin was at the South Carolina High School League offices at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. The resident SCHSL playoff points guru on the South Aiken coaching staff had predicted good news despite the team's 11th-straight loss to Aiken in their regular season finale.

Hillary lifts Rebels to easy win
JOHNSTON, S.C. - CoCo Hillary spent much of Friday's second half lounging in the football equivalent of a posh resort - except the only fruity drinks available were in plastic squirt bottles.

Prep playoff pairings
Playoff pairings for second round are incomplete because of several first-round games being held Saturday night.

Two NHL players start anew in a Britain

The NHL lockout is giving some players a bad case of Deja Vu

The NHL lockout is giving some players a bad case of Deja Vu
LONDON - Almost two months into the NHL lockout, a third of the league's players have drifted to Europe to play in hockey-loving countries such as Sweden and the Czech Republic.

Two NHL players start anew in a Britain
LONDON - Almost two months into the NHL lockout, a third of the league's players have drifted to Europe to play in hockey-loving countries such as Sweden and the Czech Republic.

If only I could remember the dreams my wife has
"Last night, I dreamed I ate a 10-pound marshmallow, and when I woke up, the pillow was gone."

Bail decision was shameful
Although I have never written a letter to the editor in the past, the article "Father pays for dealer's release" (Oct. 31) enticed me to write this one. The idea of releasing a drug dealer from a 10-year jail sentence because his father was able to pay the county $70,000 is a novel one to me. James A. Sullivan, Warrenton

Augusta Commission needs to grasp the meaning of the word 'no'
What part of "no" can't the Augusta Commission understand?Worren Winburn, Hephzibah

Take that, Democrats: Your ticket lost

Walker, judge are short on ethics

Is out-of-state license a valid ID?

Walker, judge are short on ethics
I find it truly incredible that the people of Richmond County would vote for someone who has 142 grand jury indictments out against him. Evalyn M. Williams, Augusta

Take that, Democrats: Your ticket lost
I do not usually gloat, but in Paul Cook's case I will make an exception. Bill Scholly, Evans

Is out-of-state license a valid ID?
When I went to cast my votes Nov. 2, I experienced something I didn't quite understand as a registered Georgia voter. The lady voting in front of me at Westmont Elementary School in Columbia County presented a South Carolina driver's license as her valid identification for qualification as a Georgia voter. Don Brown, Martinez

Augusta Commission needs to grasp the meaning of the word 'no'

Taliaferro County's landfill issue smells
There is a stench wafting its way across Taliaferro County, and it doesn't come from the proposed landfill. It seems to originate at the state Capitol. J. H. Milner, Crawfordville

Clinton Library part of Arkansas tourism effort

Homes Q&A: Ask the Carey Brothers

Country music common language in Luckenbach

Cybertrips: The hills and forests of northern Alabama

A septic tank reminder

South Carolina beaches in worst shape since Hugo

Owners have renewed interest in personalizing their roaring bikes

Candy kicks off frightening holiday season

Corn toss craze: It's beanbag plus beer

Travel briefs

Flowers, fruits favorite notes in new fragrances

Accessories add charm to couple's first house

In the know

Michigan outdoor shrine inspires worshippers

Donation should be given to widow's chosen charity or medical institution

Michigan outdoor shrine inspires worshippers
INDIAN RIVER, Mich. - Kay Ward gazes at the towering bronze sculpture of Christ on the cross as gray clouds obscure the afternoon sun, draping the scene in shadow.

Corn toss craze: It's beanbag plus beer
CINCINNATI - The projectiles are lighter than horseshoes and safer than lawn darts, but the idea's the same: Players try to hit a target several paces away.

Action game "Halo 2" sold early on eBay
DALLAS - Advance copies of the aliens-versus-space marines video game "Halo 2" have already fetched as much as $265 on Internet auction site eBay, days before the official launch.

Candy kicks off frightening holiday season
There are so many terrifying things about Halloween: Strange sounds in the night, spook houses spilling over with ghouls, and slasher movies on late-night TV.

South Carolina beaches in worst shape since Hugo
CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina's beaches, battered by five tropical systems this year, are in their worst shape in years heading into the winter storm season, an oceanographer says.

Cybertrips: The hills and forests of northern Alabama
Northern Alabama has a little bit of everything for your next vacation, from a top space program museum to forests and a scenic canyon, from historical museums to friendly towns.

A septic tank reminder
There's no such thing as a "free flush" -- sooner or later it'll need attention.

Clinton Library part of Arkansas tourism effort
LITTLE ROCK - With the dedication of the Clinton Presidential Library just days away, officials are wrapping up plans for a huge celebration. But they want the festivities to leave the city with lasting benefits rather than a hangover.

Flowers, fruits favorite notes in new fragrances
NEW YORK - The newest crop of fragrances focuses on flowery notes, ranging from the ever popular jasmine to rare orchids, and fruit smells, including grapefruit and apple.

Owners have renewed interest in personalizing their roaring bikes
Straddling the saddle of his hulking Honda Gold Wing at North Augusta's SNO-CAP Drive In, Joe Dyches allows himself a small, secret smile as he scans a crowd of like-minded motorcycle enthusiasts gathered at a monthly bike night.

Travel briefs
NEW YORK - Traveling for the holidays? Here's some advice from the travel mavens at Hotwire.com that can help you save money and cut down on hassles.

Accessories add charm to couple's first house
After years of renting, Mark and Roxanne Birdsong found that a home doesn't have to be perfect in order to be pleasing.

Country music common language in Luckenbach
LUCKENBACH, Texas - They like to say around here that you can't find a place more laid-back without being unconscious.

Donation should be given to widow's chosen charity or medical institution
Dear Carson: Our friend died last week and his wife specified that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in the his name to the UCLA Urology Clinic and Research Clinic, which helped him during his illness. Tonight I was asked the question, "Suppose someone wants to make a donation in the deceased's name to another charity rather than the one specified?" - Donation Dither

In the know
The Augusta Chronicle held its first holiday cookie contest and exchange in 2003. The event was such a success, that we want to do it again.

Coty marks 100 years, taking time to smell success
NEW YORK - Coty, the cosmetics and fragrance giant, celebrates its centennial with several high-profile fragrance launches, but CEO Bernd Beetz says the success of new products is all built on the ideas and ideals that Francois Coty had 100 years ago.

Homes Q&A: Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: I have a cabin and had the roof replaced. The contractor put new plywood on the roof, then put the composition shingles on the plywood without felt paper. He said this is the way he does his roof. Is this legal?

Area churches fuel high voter turnout
Christians' high-powered effort to get out the vote started long before Tuesday's election, but activity grew in many area congregations as the day approached.

Marksmen endure challenges in sniper competition

Court overturns ruling on reclassifying nuclear waste
YAKIMA, Wash. - An appellate court has overturned a lower court's ruling barring the U.S. Department of Energy from reclassifying high-level waste at nuclear sites in Idaho, Washington and South Carolina, saying it was too soon to consider opponents' claims.

Bid and drive
chris thelen/staffBid and driveAuctioneers take bids on vehicles Saturday at the Salvation Army on Greene Street in Augusta. Potential buyers bid on more than 100 automobiles. Money raised from the auction helps provide food and shelter for homeless people, education assistance and Christmas toys for needy children.

1-cent sales tax to help Jackson buy essentials
JACKSON - The tiny town of Jackson and its threadbare budget help explain why the 1-cent sales tax will be extended in Aiken County - and why voters in Augusta shot down a similar proposal.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's investigators are looking for two men they say robbed a Gordon Highway gas station at gunpoint early Saturday.

'Professor of Hip-Hop' shares rap's importance
Around campus, he's known as the Professor of Hip-Hop. So who better to throw a celebration for the 25th anniversary of the birth of modern hip-hop?

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Nikira La'Shay Wilson of Augusta.

Court overturns ruling on reclassifying nuclear waste

Future school may be at Tech
Columbia County's next high school might not resemble any of the other four high schools in the system. In fact, it might not physically exist at all. It all depends on what a task force decides and whether Augusta Technical College builds in Columbia County.

'Professor of Hip-Hop' shares rap's importance

Across Georgia

Youth prison seeks skilled volunteers

Education can help alleviate shortage

Youth prison seeks skilled volunteers
The Augusta YDC is looking for volunteers to help reach out to the troubled, underage offenders soon to be housed there.

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Hypnotist hopes to attract all to show
Oscar the robot did his best to stir up the crowds, but on the first night of the 82nd Georgia-Carolina State Fair, the hypnotist had to yield the stage to the Georgia-Carolina Clogging Classic.

Conference draws cartoonists to Augusta

Kid of the day

Local American Indians display their heritage

Future school may be at Tech

Walker sees win as chance to change

Cheeks says he has no regrets

Kid of the Day

School transfer list is released

Across the area

Plant disease still a concern

School protesters to be fenced in
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Protesters who gather each year to call for the closing of a military school at Fort Benning will be surrounded by temporary fences this year, local police decided.

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Conference draws cartoonists to Augusta
They may have been drawn together for a professional conference, but the members of the Southeastern Chapter of the National Cartoonist Society weren't afraid to have a laugh this weekend.

Officials working to keep post open
With President Bush back in the White House, base closure is still on track for Fort Gordon, and other installations are in its sights, experts say.

Across South Carolina
A U.S. Army supply unit whose members refused a dangerous fuel delivery mission last month has now fitted its vehicles with armor to protect against insurgent attack, the U.S. military said Saturday.

Education can help alleviate shortage
A looming nursing shortage can be countered by getting more-educated nurses and allowing the nurses themselves to transform their work environments, a leading nurse researcher said Friday.

Across the southeast
Counties work to prevent rabies spread

Aiken hopes funds will bring overnight guests
AIKEN - The city of Aiken is giving out about $100,000 in tax money generated from hotel visits to event coordinators who promise to lure even more overnight guests.

Library discards books in disrepair

Plant disease still a concern
Although sudden oak death is no longer considered a problem at area plant nurseries, Georgia forestry officials say that doesn't mean the killer plant disease has suddenly disappeared from people's front yards.

Across Georgia
VALDOSTA - A Valdosta man is headed to New York this week as winner of a national Al Roker look-alike contest.

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Across the area

Library discards books in disrepair
Keith Fincher was surprised to see fellow bibliophiles tossing out books one October weekend.

Local American Indians display their heritage
Unlike many 17-year-olds, Stephen Jolly doesn't spend his weekends at the mall or the movie theater.

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Augusta won't be represented well, some say
Playing the role of the little Dutch boy with his finger in the dike, Augusta voters managed to stanch, in several high-profile races, the Republican tidal wave that swept across Georgia in Tuesday's general election.

Area churches fuel high voter turnout

Two area counties part ways
Columbia County began penning a Dear John letter to Richmond County on Friday. The message: "It's over and it's not us, it's you."

Walker sees win as chance to change
Charles Walker is not a religious zealot, but on Election Day, he said he believed a larger force was at work in his win over political rival Sen. Don Cheeks.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A company has filed a federal lawsuit against city officials, claiming illegal bid-rigging and favoritism in the way contracts are awarded at Atlanta's airport.

Aiken councils debate location

Marksmen endure challenges in sniper competition
FORT BENNING, Ga. - Cpl. Eugenio Mendoza, a young veteran of the Iraq war, had to carry his buddy for 50 yards, scale an 8-foot wall and crawl through a skinny water-logged tunnel at the 4th International Sniper Competition, where the challenges are designed to simulate combat scenarios in Afghanistan and Iraq.

After losses, Democrats turn their focus to 2006

Across the area
A day before an Aiken woman was supposed to start a drug rehabilitation program in Greenville, police say she took her 3-week-old son, who was not legally in her custody, and her mother's car without permission.

Aiken councils debate location
AIKEN - In order to avoid conflict over a South Carolina law passed this year that permits tattoo parlors, the Aiken City Council will confront a looming dispute of its own Monday night.

Kid of the day
LaTalia Nichole Holton is today's kid of the day.

Hypnotist hopes to attract all to show

Cheeks says he has no regrets
Augusta's state Sen. Don Cheeks lost his race for the District 22 Senate seat to his longtime rival Charles Walker this week, but if you think he's morose about it, think again.

Augusta won't be represented well, some say

Bike ride's profits will aid support group for families
Alex Chartier pedals an average of 15 miles a day. This weekend, he'll attempt to ride four times as far.

School transfer list is released
COLUMBIA - The state Education Department has released its list of more than 200 schools that parents will be allowed to transfer their children from because the schools did not meet federal No Child Left Behind targets.

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1-cent sales tax to help Jackson buy essentials

Two area counties part ways

A storybook ending for Holtz?
COLUMBIA - Chapter 11? Not so fast. Spiraling toward bowl bankruptcy for the third consecutive season and just more than a minute away from their 11th straight defeat with postseason eligibility on the line, the South Carolina Gamecocks did a very unusual thing Saturday.

Lip-synching has always been standard practice
NEW YORK - It seems Ashlee Simpson will forever bear the scarlet "L" - for lip-synching

Lip-synching has always been standard practice

Streaking Johnson looking to future

NASCAR notebook
MEXICO CITY - Sebastian Bourdais set a Mexican Grand Prix course record to win the pole position from teammate Bruno Junqueira on Saturday and edge closer to the Champ Car championship in the season finale.

Carter, Raptors pummel Pistons

Newman's record lap earns ninth pole

McMurray gets Busch victory

Wallace plans very active retirement
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Just because Rusty Wallace will stop racing after the 2005 season doesn't mean he plans to slow down.

Wallace plans very active retirement

Newman's record lap earns ninth pole
AVONDALE, Ariz. - If Ryan Newman could find a way to shift his qualifying magic to the races he would be a solid contender for the Nextel Cup championship.

Carter, Raptors pummel Pistons
TORONTO - Loren Woods had 17 points and a career-high 14 rebounds, and Vince Carter scored seven of his 12 points in the final three minutes to help the Toronto Raptors improve to 2-0 with a 101-89 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

Newman wins another pole, this time with a record run
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Brian Vickers said he won't lose any sleep about losing the pole position Friday for the Checker Auto Parts 300 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Johnson win streak a bittersweet one
AVONDALE, Ariz. - What should be a joyful and hopeful time for Jimmie Johnson has instead been bittersweet.

Streaking Johnson looking to future
AVONDALE, Ariz. - The age-old NASCAR ethic of hard work and patience has helped Jimmie Johnson win three straight races and put him back in the Nextel Cup championship picture.

McMurray gets Busch victory
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Jamie McMurray beat a bitterly disappointed Kyle Busch on Saturday, winning the NASCAR Busch Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.

NTSB: Hendrick plane did not climb before crash

NTSB: Hendrick plane did not climb before crash
RICHMOND, Va. - The Hendrick Motorsports plane that crashed last month and killed all 10 aboard missed the approach to the airport and then failed to immediately climb before crashing into a mountain, according to a preliminary report Friday.

Newman wins another pole, this time with a record run

Johnson win streak a bittersweet one

Soldiers' names live through memorials

Soldiers' names live through memorials
Gregg Garvey sat on his porch, clutching a photograph of his son and trying to come to terms with the news that the 23-year-old soldier was killed in an ambush in Iraq.

Can a country divided unite?
The map showed a sea of red with islands and shoals of blue. Election Day revealed two Americas - deep differences dividing the 55 million citizens who cast their votes for John Kerry, and the 59 million who just as passionately selected George W. Bush.

Can a country divided unite?

SuperSonics top Hawks
SEATTLE - Rashard Lewis brought his game at both ends, scoring 23 points and blocking five shots, leading the Seattle SuperSonics to a 106-85 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.

SuperSonics top Hawks

Bobcats earn first win

Bobcats earn first win
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - As the final seconds ticked off on the expansion Charlotte Bobcats' first victory, guard Jason Hart handed the ball to team owner Bob Johnson.

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A year later, Reeves enjoys life after NFL

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Mrs. Willie Mae Byrd    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Sarah Vivian Collins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Jeffrey Ray Bennett    (JACKSON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Maria Vogel Duffie    (VAUCLUSE, S.C.)
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Mr. Willie Gene Tankersley    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mrs. Rebecca Wall Stanley    (APPLING, Ga.)
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Mr. Sanford Dion Best    (GREENWOOD, S.C.)
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Mr. Joseph "Joe" Buchanan, Jr.    (MARIETTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Frances Barton Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Lucius (L.C.) Rouse Sr.    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
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Mr. Charlie Tillman    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
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Mr. Lawrence Daniel Ruley, Sr.    (STAPLETON, Ga.)
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Mr. Marion Jones    (LUGOFF, S.C.)
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Mr. James P. Dillard    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Michael Philip Scarborough    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Ms. Beverly L. Huska    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Annie Rudolph    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Ilean Johnson    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Alissa Mackenzie Hightower    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Lucius (L.C.) Rouse Sr. (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Barton Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lucius Rouse, Sr. (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Gresham (WASHINGTON,Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Byrd (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr . Webster Orr (RAYLE, Ga.)

Alissa Mackenzie Hightower (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Albert L. Petrea Jr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Gail Hightower (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joanne S. Williams (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald Scoggins (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)

Mrs. Rosia M. Ingram (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Earline Moore Roberson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah Vivian Collins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Michael Philip Scarborough (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Wilton O. "Bill" Bagwell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Rudolph (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille C. Marshall (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Ms. Beverly L. Huska (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph "Joe" Buchanan, Jr. (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ilean Johnson (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Alice Cobb (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Tillman (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. James "Jim" E. Hardin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn M. Lindell (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Eli Stewart (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. Robert E. Boatwright (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Tillman (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Berit Larsson Lennox (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Grigsby Jones (LUGOFF, S.C.)

Mr. Marion Jones (LUGOFF, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Gene Tankersley (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Baldy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffrey Ray Bennett (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Gunnells (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. James P. Dillard (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Lawrence Daniel Ruley, Sr. (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. Edward H. McCormick (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Ruffin, Jr. (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

Top-40 radio can work in Augusta; here's how
As not only a native Augustan, but now a veteran radio programmer and on-air personality, I have to take exception to the reasons given for the sudden departure of top-40 radio in Augusta.

Democrats are poised to do well for our area
The Augusta Chronicle's Nov. 4 editorial about the Bush victory ("Bush's big win") began by saying the Democrats must feel that a truck rolled over them. The editorial did not state that, at the local level, the Republicans must feel that an SUV rolled over them.

Top-40 radio can work in Augusta; here's how
As not only a native Augustan, but now a veteran radio programmer and on-air personality, I have to take exception to the reasons given for the sudden departure of top-40 radio in Augusta.

When we band together, the CSRA improves
Picture a community where district, party, racial and socioeconomic lines are crossed on a daily basis. Imagine a region where difficult circumstances result in citizens banding together to rise to the occasion to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. Think of the limitless possibilities this same community may have for prosperity when coupled with the fact that it houses a treasure trove of assets that rival any other region in the Southeast.

When we band together, the CSRA improves
Picture a community where district, party, racial and socioeconomic lines are crossed on a daily basis. Imagine a region where difficult circumstances result in citizens banding together to rise to the occasion to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. Think of the limitless possibilities this same community may have for prosperity when coupled with the fact that it houses a treasure trove of assets that rival any other region in the Southeast.

Democrats are poised to do well for our area
The Augusta Chronicle's Nov. 4 editorial about the Bush victory ("Bush's big win") began by saying the Democrats must feel that a truck rolled over them. The editorial did not state that, at the local level, the Republicans must feel that an SUV rolled over them.

Sibling rivalry spices up Open division final

Overtime

Sisters finish one-two in finals

Horse racing roundup

Area sports announcements

Open second go around

Overtime

Safin downs Hewitt at Paris Masters

Olympians want to outrace past
NEW YORK - When Paula Radcliffe dropped out of the Olympic marathon miles from the finish, she sobbed uncontrollably.

Sisters finish one-two in finals
Tyrney Steinhoff showed no emotion after her finals run on Nate Shilabar. Deep down, she knew it was a quality run. On the outside, poker face.

Capriati, Myskina upset in Philadelphia
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Jennifer Capriati's shot at qualifying for the WTA Tour Championships ended Friday with a 6-0, 6-1 loss to Vera Zvonareva in the quarterfinals of the Advanta Tennis Championships.

Sibling rivalry spices up Open division final
After running in the second go-round Friday, Tanya Steinhoff pointed to her main competition in today's National Barrel Horse Association World Championship finals.

Horse racing roundup
INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Whilly beat stablemate Perfect Moon by 1 lengths Saturday to win the $63,325 Bien Bien Stakes at Hollywood Park.

Open second go around
Times are listed by competitor, hometown and horse:

Overtime
Westminster will take on Stratford in the state title game tonight at 7:30.

Overtime
In Paris, in his strongest comments yet on next year's Tour de France, Lance Armstrong says he is unsure if he will ride in cycling's showcase event because he'd like to compete in other races.

Lance Armstrong's ex-wife running for charity
NEW YORK - Like plenty of people, Lance Armstrong's former wife took up running as a way to get in shape.

Safin downs Hewitt at Paris Masters
PARIS - Marat Safin hit 10 aces and beat Lleyton Hewitt 6-4, 7-6 (2) Friday in a showdown between U.S. Open champions to reach the Paris Masters semifinals.

Area sports announcements
Pendleton Baseball and Fernandez Fastpitch will offer personal instruction in all aspects of baseball and fastpitch softball from professional players and coaches. For more information, call 270-0362.

Outdoors calendar

Points aplenty
William Oellerich, 13, couldn't tell how many points this huge Jenkins County buck had when he first spied the deer, but it didn't take the Greenbrier Middle School seventh-grader long to decide it was definitely worth bringing home.

Outdoors calendar
Thursday: The Augusta-Aiken Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. at North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave. The public is welcome. Candy Zaffis will discuss a recent trip to the Galapagos Islands.

Points aplenty

Buck stops here: Thriving sport yields few prizes
Years ago, it was a quite a feat to harvest a deer of any size.

After losses, Democrats turn their focus to 2006
ATLANTA - Just 2 years ago, Democrats ruled Georgia's political scene with an iron hand - and had for decades.

NFL Power Rankings
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.

A year later, Reeves enjoys life after NFL
ATLANTA - Dan Reeves never realized that spending more time on the golf course and hanging out with his grandchildren could be so therapeutic.

Faith digest
Joe Dunagan , the manager of St. Joseph Hospice Center, will speak on strategies for coping with loss at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 117 Pleasant Home Road. Call 863-4956.

Religion news in brief
WASHINGTON - Six American Muslim imams have urged the immediate release of all civilian hostages in Iraq and says Muslims involved in terrorism are "betraying the values of the faith they claim to represent."

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

Church builds faith community
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Mary Nadayil immigrated from India to the United States two decades ago, but she knows there's no pushing her American children into the heritage of her homeland.

Adventists reaffirm literalism on biblical creation account
In a society where young adherents often face challenges to their beliefs, the top world authorities of the Seventh-day Adventist Church have reaffirmed the faith's insistence that fidelity to the Bible requires belief in "a literal, recent, six-day creation," no matter what conventional science says.

Gospel program will celebrate anniversary at Bell
Gospel stars who sang to generations of Augustans on WJBF-TV's Parade of Quartets and made it the longest-running show of its kind in television will be honored at 7 tonight to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary.

Scouting council focuses on black youths
Brandon McQueen is within weeks of earning Boy Scouting's highest rank, Eagle, but there was a time when he rarely talked about his Scouting activities around his black friends.

Buck stops here: Thriving sport yields few prizes

Networks campaign for young viewers
NEW YORK - A competitive, down-to-the-wire race may be in the offing for TV networks, too.

An update on Ken Jennings' 'Jeopardy!' streak
Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, has shattered records on the TV game show "Jeopardy!" His run began June 2 (interrupted by several special theme weeks). A look at Jennings' streak:

An update on Ken Jennings' 'Jeopardy!' streak

Patty Duke 'up and walking' after cardiac surgery

People in the News

Bulldogs dispatch Wildcats
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Here in scenic horse country, this was like trotting out Smarty Jones to race Mr. Ed.

UGA notebook
Shockley's sharp: There's something about playing in Lexington, Ky., that makes University of Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley seem a little quicker, makes his passes more precise and causes a bevy of problems for the Kentucky Wildcats' defense.

Gamecocks put end to November swoon
COLUMBIA - Two Peach Bowl reps made sure to grab front-row seats for Lou Holtz's postgame news conference late Saturday afternoon.

Gamecocks put end to November swoon

USC notebook
COLUMBIA - South Carolina freshman safety Ko Simpson might not waste any words off the field, but his actions are chirping plenty loudly on it.

Gamecocks are winless at home in SEC

Jones a thorn in South Carolina's side
COLUMBIA, S.C. - When South Carolina coach Lou Holtz calls Arkansas quarterback Matt Jones the most feared player in the Southeastern Conference, he's talking for Gamecock fans everywhere.

Gamecocks are winless at home in SEC
If South Carolina is to earn the right today to play in its first bowl game in three seasons, it will have to do it in an environment that's been most unfriendly to it this season:

Jones a thorn in South Carolina's side

New Jersey school accidently strafed

Faith digest

Church builds faith community

Scouting council focuses on black youths

Religion news in brief

Gospel program will celebrate anniversary at Bell

Faith Calendar