Fine arts calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

'Arthur' exhibit has lots of aardvark at the Morris Museum
Marc Brown began his art career as a painter but revels in the role of caretaker for an aardvark named Arthur.

Harlem's great artist gets citywide retrospective
NEW YORK - From the gusto of Harlem to dreamscapes of the rustic South, Romare Bearden portrayed the strivings of black Americans in an era of tumultuous social change.

Harlem's great artist gets citywide retrospective

Fine arts calendar

'Arthur' exhibit has lots of aardvark at the Morris Museum

Augusta pushes for road start

Santana is unanimous AL Cy Young winner
NEW YORK - As joyous fans celebrated by honking car horns in Caracas, Johan Santana sounded overwhelmed. He became the first Venezuelan to win a Cy Young Award, and not only that, he was a unanimous choice.

Santana is unanimous AL Cy Young winner

Augusta pushes for road start
An early draft of the 2005 South Atlantic League schedule had the Augusta GreenJackets starting their season at home during the first full week of April.

Fairs evoke the most vivid of childhood memories

Birth announcements

Birth announcements
Jalen Nathaniel Hornsby: Robert and Andrea Hornsby, of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Jalen Nathaniel Hornsby, Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Willie J. Jennings, of Augusta, and the late Robert Hornsby Jr. and Roxane Hornsby.

Unlucky man blinded four times in same eye
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - In 1985, Brian Calen claimed he was blinded in the right eye in a cruise ship accident. Seven years later, he said a ship's telescope blinded him again. Then, he said, he was blinded on two more trips - by a champagne bottle and a flying disc.

Nature of fatal attack is puzzling
PHILADELPHIA - Third-year medical student Lea Sullivan walked out of a grocery store onto a busy sidewalk on a Sunday afternoon and met a savage, inexplicable end.

Odds and Ends
RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. - Ten-year-old Bronwyn Fadem has cooked up $25,000 for college.

Odds and Ends
NORTH VERNON, Ind. - When hunter Jim Mick went into the forest to bag himself a deer, he never expected to come out empty-handed - and badly bruised.

Troopers suspended for Bill Elliott helicopter ride
ATLANTA - Two Georgia State Patrol troopers were suspended without pay for letting NASCAR driver Bill Elliott hop a ride in their helicopter when they were supposed to be reporting about marijuana fields.

Cox, Showalter voted managers of the year

Cox, Showalter voted managers of the year
DALLAS - Buck Showalter won his first American League Manager of the Year award 10 years ago after leading the New York Yankees back into contention.

Coke scales back growth goals
ATLANTA - The Coca-Cola Co., the world's biggest soft drink maker, is scaling back its long-term targets for sales volume and earnings growth amid continuing weakness in key markets including North America. Its shares were down 3 percent in early trading.

Unemployment claims decline in Georgia
ATLANTA - New unemployment claims dropped in October, the third straight month of good news for Georgia's labor market.

U.S. dollar slumps to new all-time low

Martha Stewart asks company to pay legal bills
NEW YORK - Imprisoned homemaking mogul Martha Stewart has asked the company she founded, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., to reimburse her for $3.7 million in legal bills.

Weak dollar boosts some corporate growth
NEW YORK - American company Tupperware Corp. is rooting for the dollar to stay weak, while Irish crystal maker Waterford Wedgwood PLC wants the opposite. The reasons why show how the dollar's fall to a record low against the euro boosts some companies but bruises others.

As pilots vote, Delta drops
ATLANTA - Shares of Delta Air Lines Inc. slipped again Wednesday, as investors awaited the outcome of a labor vote that could determine whether the airline ends up in bankruptcy court.

GM, Ford offer anti-rollover equipment in '05
DETROIT - Electronic anti-rollover systems will become standard equipment on 1.8 million sport utility vehicles from GM and Ford in 2005, the automakers announced Thursday.

Fed pushes interest rates up

Otellini to succeed Barrett as Intel CEO
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Paul Otellini, a 30-year Intel Corp. veteran who oversaw the launch of the Pentium processor in the 1990s, will replace chief executive Craig Barrett when he steps aside to become chairman in May, the chip giant's board of directors announced Thursday.

IRS investigating Bank of America's pension plan
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Internal Revenue Service is auditing the 1998 and 1999 tax returns of Bank of America Corp.'s pension and 401(k) plans, which have been the subject of a class-action employee lawsuit.

Economists: Fed may raise interest rates again
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve policy-makers encouraged by the economy's performance may bump up interest rates again in December - a fifth time this year - and will continue to tighten credit in 2005, economists predict.

U.S. trade deficit narrows
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit shrank to $51.6 billion in September, an improvement brought about as exports posted their best month on record.

Delta pilots accept pay cuts
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines pilots have agreed to slash their salaries by nearly a third and forgo pay raises for five years to help the struggling airline avoid bankruptcy, their union announced Thursday.

Doctor, print shop owner receive award

Blockbuster makes offer for Hollywood Entertainment
DALLAS - Blockbuster Inc. has offered $700 million for rival Hollywood Entertainment Corp. in a deal that would extend Blockbuster's position as the world's largest movie rental company. Shares of both companies rose in early trading.

Business briefs
The Augusta-Aiken area saw a 28 percent increase in first-time unemployment claims in October as 272 newly laid-off workers filed for benefits.

U.S. trade deficit narrows

Company helps in emergencies
Last month, an American Airlines commuter flight slammed into a wooded area near Kirkland, Mo., killing 13. Employees at Augusta's Emergency Services Integrators soon sprang into action at their Wachovia building headquarters.

Crude futures rise as heating oil inventory shrinks
Crude oil futures surged more than $1 a barrel Wednesday after the government reported that the nation's supply of distillate fuel, which includes heating oil, shrank for the eighth consecutive week.

State wants to expand life sciences sector
ATLANTA - As Georgia competes to become a center for the life sciences industry, the state needs to have a better organized offense, according to a commission charged with evaluating the efforts.

As pilots vote, Delta drops

U.S. dollar slumps to new all-time low
BERLIN - The U.S. dollar slumped to a new all-time low Wednesday against the euro, which briefly rose above $1.30 for the first time after data showed the U.S. trade deficit above $50 billion in September for the fourth straight month.

Former Microsoft workers charged with stealing software
SEATTLE - Four former Microsoft Corp. employees were charged with stealing $32.4 million worth of software and selling it on the side.

Unemployment claims decline in Georgia

Fed pushes interest rates up
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve boosted a key short-term interest rate by one-quarter percentage point Wednesday, the fourth increase this year. It's part of a credit tightening campaign to bring rates back up to more normal levels now that the economy's recovery from the 2001 recession is more deeply rooted.

Blockbuster makes offer for Hollywood Entertainment

Philip Morris: 'light' cigarettes delivered what they promised
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Philip Morris USA challenged a $10.1 billion consumer fraud ruling Wednesday, telling the Illinois Supreme Court that its "light" cigarettes performed as advertised.

State wants to expand life sciences sector

Doctor, print shop owner receive award
Augusta's business community awarded a medical pioneer and the owner of a printing company with the annual Small-Business Person of the Year awards.

Company helps in emergencies

Philip Morris: 'light' cigarettes delivered what they promised

Delta pilots accept pay cuts

Economists: Fed may raise interest rates again

Weak dollar boosts some corporate growth

Clemson tries to keep streak going
After starting 1-4 this season, Clemson has reeled off four straight victories - including an upset of Miami - a year after winning five of its final six games to help coach Tommy Bowden earn a contract extension.

Spurrier wants to return to college ranks

Few passes thrown cornerback's way
Carlos Rogers' impact for Auburn isn't a statistical thing.

Clemson tries to keep streak going

Spurrier wants to return to college ranks
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Steve Spurrier is making it clear: he wants to return to the college ranks.

Few passes thrown cornerback's way

Failure to communicate

Never, never, never forget
Some go through life with a limb or two missing. Some have nervous twitches or hearing loss or sight impairment. Still others carry around wounds we can't see: lifelong emotional scars carved by the trauma and unforgiving horror of war.

Never, never, never forget

Schrenko shocker
A state audit early last year clearly showed that Linda Schrenko's management of education funds during her 1994-2002 tenure as Georgia school superintendent was a disaster - particularly during her second term when she lost a GOP gubernatorial primary bid to Sonny Perdue

Ashcroft, the Patriot
President Bush's partisan critics voted for the Patriot Act before they voted against it by demonizing the man charged with enforcing the new law passed in the wake of 9-11 to make it easier to combat terrorism. In the Senate, the vote was 96-1.

The wait is over

The wait is over
As much as any political figure in memory, Yasser Arafat's life was blackened by conflict and shrouded by conflicting perspectives from beginning to end.

Schrenko shocker

Failure to communicate
It's heartening Aiken County authorities found a way to rectify a royal foul-up, and managed to return a convicted child molester to jail after first releasing him on bond following his arrest on new sexual assault charges.

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

Club calendar
Here's a list of entertainment at Aiken-Augusta nightclubs.

People in the News
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Kevin Spacey, Laura Linney and Bryce Dallas Howard will be among the award winners at the 16th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Man charged with stalking Lorrie Morgan, Sammy Kershaw
GALLATIN, Tenn. - Police arrested a man Wednesday on charges of harassing and stalking country singers Lorrie Morgan and Sammy Kershaw, who said the suspect threatened to kill him and his family.

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

Burt Reynolds' ex sues for support
LOS ANGELES - A former girlfriend of Burt Reynolds has sued the "Cannonball Run" actor for abuse and broken promises - just one day after he sued her on grounds that she was threatening to falsely accuse him.

Diaz, Timberlake defend paparazzi fracas
LOS ANGELES - "Charlie's Angels" star Cameron Diaz and her pop star boyfriend Justin Timberlake snatched away a photographer's camera when he and a partner surprised them outside a ritzy hotel.

People in the News
LONDON - She's famed for being the Material Girl, but Madonna's next illustrated children's book is about how wealth is overrated.

Love pleads not guilty in assault case
LOS ANGELES - Courtney Love pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon stemming from a confrontation with a woman at her ex-boyfriend's house.

Liza Minnelli countersues former bodyguard
NEW YORK - Oscar-winning singer-actress Liza Minnelli filed a $250,000 counterclaim Tuesday against a former driver and bodyguard in response to his reported allegations that she frequently beat him.

Poor sequels crowd new releases
The road to hell, the saying goes, is paved with good intentions. I disagree.

Mortgage rates climb
WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates around the country climbed this week as Wall Street investors responded to some encouraging signs that the economy is gaining traction.

Inclement weather spawns few catches

Fishing tournament results
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament?

Inclement weather spawns few catches
High northeast winds and cold temperatures have curtailed the fishing activities of many anglers, but those who braved the inclement weather have been able to catch a few fish.

Fishing tournament results

Grubbin': Dye's Southern Grill
Dye's Southern Grill SIGNATURE DISH: Catfish, served with hushpuppies and choice of two: steamed broccoli, coleslaw, french fries or baked potato (whole fish, $10.50, filets, $9.99)

Grubbin': Restaurant adds soul to its offerings
The Inner City Cafe, 1201 12th St., has soul. A menu once composed mostly of burgers and wings is now full of Southern favorites.

Grubbin': Dye's Southern Grill

Grubbin': Restaurant adds soul to its offerings

Late fall is best time for gardening
November is a great month for gardening in the Augusta area.

Breaking gardening traditions is good - sometimes

Late fall is best time for gardening

Take usual care with indoor plants
When it comes to growing plants, there's nothing quite like the great indoors. The weather is predictable, the bugs are minimal and those punk kids next door will never stomp on them.

Breaking gardening traditions is good - sometimes
Now is a good time of year to attack some gardening traditions -- five, to be exact --- associated with planting trees and shrubs.

Augusta pushes for road start
An early draft of the 2005 South Atlantic League schedule had the Augusta GreenJackets starting their season at home during the first full week of April.

Quartet share lead after first round
MOBILE, Ala. - Grace Park birdied the last three holes for her 6-under-par 66 on Thursday that left her in a four-way tie after the first round of the LPGA Tournament of Champions.

Quartet share lead after first round

Ramsey sisters have LPGA aspirations

Ramsey sisters have LPGA aspirations
Children often are asked the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

Augusta pushes for road start

Steady hand keeps Wildcats on right track

High School Playoff Capsules

High School Playoff Capsules

Blackville-Hilda has its chance for revenge
If you're a football player at Blackville-Hilda, the name Lake View quickens the pulse.

Steady hand keeps Wildcats on right track
No one understands a quarterback better than his go-to receiver.

Fairs evoke the most vivid of childhood memories
The fairs are back in town, reviving the memories of our youth. You remember? We used to boast about how much junk we could eat.

Scott Peterson convicted of murder in death of his pregnant wife
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Scott Peterson was convicted Friday of murdering his pregnant wife and dumping her body in San Francisco Bay in what prosecutors in the made-for-cable-TV case portrayed as a cold-blooded attempt to escape marriage and fatherhood for the bachelor life.

ABC affiliate decides not to air "Saving Private Ryan"
ATLANTA - A federal grand jury has returned an 18-count indictment charging former state schools Superintendent Linda Schrenko with stealing more than $500,000 in federal education funds.

Judges must issue justice price list
Shame on you, Augusta Chronicle! You exposed two judges who permitted the wealthy father to buy his convicted drug-dealer son out of prison, but then you stopped. Richard Netzley, Evans

Gay-marriage ban is hateful, wrong
Most people against gay marriage have been Christians, which is hard to understand after reading the Bible in its entirety. J.E. Hexum, Augusta

Judges in paid release did wrong
My degree is in a field other than the law, so I can only judge some legal actions by the way they smell. Judging by the smell, something that happened recently certainly stretches the law. Neil O. Myers, Aiken, S.C.

Problem schools need new ideas

What is the price tag on justice?
Regarding the Oct. 31 story, "Father pays for dealer's release": Can anyone ignore this indictment of our criminal justice system? Julian Shull, Augusta

Walker's political plans won't work

Walker's political plans won't work
I read with interest the interview with state Sen.-elect Charles Walker, D-Augusta ("Walker sees win as chance to change," Nov. 7). Walker makes a reference to the Bible in his win over Don Cheeks. Rufus Rollins, Evans

Fruit drinks? Get to the real problem
In response to E. Maner's letter of Nov. 9 ("Artificial fruit drinks bad for kids"), let me be "blunt, honest and real" - the problem with kids today, health and otherwise, is not the school system selling artificial fruit drinks. It's the parents! Tanya Simpson, Clarks Hill, S.C.

Problem schools need new ideas
Can it be possible that the attention-getting demeanor of our problem youngsters is a cry for help? Nicholas Tummillo, Augusta

Black vote gave Walker the win
State Sen.-elect Charles Walker, D-Augusta, stated in your front-page article on Nov. 7 that "I know there had to be some divine guidance in all this." Thus, he explained how he managed to be elected again on Nov. 2. Jim Shoffner, Augusta

Quit fanning the flames of racism

Board incumbent must toe the line

Board incumbent must toe the line
I considered voting for Wayne Bridges a no-brainer after hearing Donnie Porter defend the ridiculous method for which Dr. Charles Larke has Richmond County manipulate its SAT scores. Ren Hatfield, Martinez

Voters reject Democrats' philosophy
I hope all of you Democrats got the resounding message from every nook and cranny of this great nation. We don't want anything you stand for. Phil Patterson, Augusta

Gay-marriage ban is hateful, wrong

Who really wears the flip-flops?
Near the end of the 2004 presidential race, I heard the decision summed up as the choice between boots or flip-flops, or Bush vs. Kerry if you wanted a nonpartisan translation. The reality is that our political choices are rarely this simple. Craig Byron, Augusta

Judges must issue justice price list

Quit fanning the flames of racism
Recently, two people on a radio talk show were conversing about the results of the past election. One of the speakers said he could not believe that (former state Sen.) Charles Walker, D-Augusta, was elected again, and he was aware that the votes he received were strictly along racial lines. Ernest Leysath, Augusta

The fix is in: Walker will beat the rap
How many people videotaped the entire nine-month trial of O.J. Simpson? Not many, for sure. When it became obvious that it truly was going to be the "trial of the century," I decided to record the important parts. Andy Chandler, Augusta

Microsoft to preview new search engine

Beef up security in your home

Study: Vitamin E might make heart disease worse

New worries tarnish arthritis drugs

Hero's quest is an adventure for players

Tests: Brick best to withstand hurricane-blown debris

Girl's abduction inspires aunt to write book

Researchers show off supercomputer projects

'Halo 2' is sequel that mostly lives up to hype

Cholesterol control: two pills better than one

New worries tarnish arthritis drugs
WASHINGTON - One by one, arthritis drugs that promised to ease pain without causing ulcers are losing their luster.

Cholesterol control: two pills better than one
NEW ORLEANS - Taking one drug to boost "good" cholesterol and another to lower its evil twin can slow the progression of heart disease more effectively than one medicine alone, the first study to test this dual approach has found.

Study: Vitamin E might make heart disease worse
NEW ORLEANS - Vitamin E supplements - taken by many Americans in hopes of warding off heart disease - do not work, and may actually make the condition worse, researchers say.

Beef up security in your home
When we were kids, our folks rarely locked the front door to our home. We couldn't have been classified as "latch-key children" -- we never had to carry a key.

CDC: Smoking declines in U.S.
ATLANTA - Heavily Mormon Utah has become the first and only state to meet the government's goal of reducing the smoking rate to about one in eight adults, federal health officials said Wednesday.

Tests: Brick best to withstand hurricane-blown debris
When recent hurricanes tore a path through southeastern U.S. housing, Americans watched as airborne debris slammed into and through homes.

Drug shows promise against Crohn's
An experimental drug that selectively tamps down part of the immune system can offer dramatic relief to many victims of the painful bowel disorder Crohn's disease, and might also work against illnesses such as arthritis and multiple sclerosis, researchers say.

'Halo 2' is sequel that mostly lives up to hype
Even if you don't play video games, chances are you've heard about Halo 2.

Girl's abduction inspires aunt to write book
SKANEATELES, N.Y. - Though Linda Slifka tried her whole life to be a writer, it was an emotional near-tragedy involving her young niece that finally got her published.

Hero's quest is an adventure for players
Using magic attack spells and an obsidian ax to lead traders through the woods is all in a day's work for a hero in Albion.

Microsoft to preview new search engine
REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp., stepping up its efforts to compete with rival Google Inc., will offer consumers a preview of its technology for searching the Internet, beginning Thursday.

Researchers show off supercomputer projects
PITTSBURGH - They help predict the path of weather halfway around the world or in space, shed light on the death of dinosaurs and train pilots to fly in Alaska. They're supercomputers, capable of high-speed calculations that would take people trillions of years to do.

Magowan looks to continue fast start
It appeared the streak had ended. Augusta Lynx forward Ken Magowan failed to record a point in Sunday's game against Pensacola.

Magowan looks to continue fast start

Kid of the Day
Rasha Lifsey is today's Kid of the Day

Savannah makes plans for massive annexation
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Savannah's march to the southwest turned into a sprint this week when a conglomerate of landowners led by International Paper asked the city to annex a huge swath of undeveloped land.

Tuskegee Airman recalls battles
GRANITEVILLE - Charles D. Dryden led the first group of black American pilots into combat during an era when the nation viewed people of his race as second-class citizens.

Vaccine helps reduce cancer

Columbia County wants its own tourism office
Columbia County is looking for its own concierge.

Party welcomed Schrenko's help

Across the area
A list of proposed dates for stadium graduations brought criticism during Wednesday night's meeting of the Richmond County Board of Education.

Woman will give Virginians taste of her 'real' stew

City sues insurers to recoup lawsuit costs
The city of Augusta wants insurance companies to bear the $1.74 million it incurred in battling a lawsuit stemming from the use of sewage sludge as fertilizer.

Colleges await cutbacks

At 59, Georgian is pregnant with twins
SYLVESTER, Ga. - A 59-year-old great-grandmother living in south Georgia is set to give birth to twins next month, which would steal some of the limelight, and a purported record, from a 56-year-old New York City woman who gave birth to twins this week.

Friends talk of wreck's victims

Bell society delights church with hours of skilled rings
If you thought you heard ringing in your ears for hours near Augusta State University on Nov. 3, your ears weren't playing tricks on you.

Marine's death hits Georgia town hard

Disease led man to spread word
An Augusta man who was criss-crossing the country to raise awareness about hepatitis C died Thursday from complications from the disease. Paul Hagan was 63.

Around the block
A Veterans Day ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. today at the Georgia War Veterans Home courtyard, 1101 15th St. Attendees will include Col. Jeffery G. Smith Jr., the deputy commander of Fort Gordon; Mayor Bob Young; the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band; the Post-Ceremonial Detachment Color Guard; and the Butler High School Drill Team. The event is free. Call 721-2531.

Across South Carolina
BENNETTSVILLE - U.S. Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings says a new federal prison that will open next year will be a place where criminals can be rehabilitated.

Rants and Raves
Comments from the community:

Walker returns to Statehouse
ATLANTA - With a 142-count federal indictment hanging over his head, Sen.-elect Charles Walker of Augusta returned to the state Capitol on Wednesday to help Democrats map out their strategy for next year's legislative session.

Suspicious house fire

Suspicious house fire
Richmond County firefighters extinguish a fire at an abandoned house at 1592 Lee Beard Way. Augusta-Richmond County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Weathers said authorities received the call after 2:30 p.m. It took more than six minutes to extinguish the fire. No one was hurt.

Korean War Memorial site to be dedicated

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Colleges await cutbacks
ATLANTA - As state colleges and universities scramble to come up with ways to cover looming midyear budget cuts, officials with the state's university system insist no final decision has been made on how the cuts will be divvied up or when the budget ax will fall.

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

Public will see group's vision

Veterans Day Events
The City of Augusta, The Augusta Richmond County Historical Society, The CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon and the Imperial Theatre will sponsor citywide events for Veterans Day.

ABC affiliate decides not to air "Saving Private Ryan"

Fair winners

Veterans Day closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Veterans Day :

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth says he is resigning from his position as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

School official named in theft
ATLANTA - Former Georgia School Superintendent Linda Schrenko was indicted Wednesday, charged with stealing $614,000 in education funds to finance her failed gubernatorial campaign and a face lift.

Ceremonies honor nation's veterans

Train slams into car in Aiken County, killing 5
GRANITEVILLE - Connie Bodie and her four co-workers had just finished the graveyard shift early Wednesday at an Avondale Mills plant and were headed for home when they tried to beat a Norfolk Southern train.

Veterans Day closings

Korean War Memorial site to be dedicated
Dedication of the Korean War Memorial, which will be on Broad Street between Third and Fourth streets, will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4.

School official named in theft

Walk will raise funds to help the mentally ill
The Augusta chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill will hold its first fund-raiser and awareness walk Saturday.

Residents want bars at crossing

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

News You Can Use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

At 59, Georgian is pregnant with twins

Film program is on right track
It's a clich often repeated in Hollywood: It's not always what you know, but who you know.

Across Georgia

Residents want bars at crossing
GRANITEVILLE - It's not unusual for drivers to press their luck and hit the gas as trains approach the railroad crossing near the intersection of Ascauga Lake Road and Canal Street, residents said Wednesday.

News you can use

Proposal would cut arts funds
Act I, Scene I, The End. That's how Augusta Administrator Fred Russell would write the budget for the arts and more than a dozen other local agencies that receive money from the city budget each year.

School lunch menus
Here are Richmond County school lunch menus through Nov. 19.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The Georgia Secretary of State's Office would like to extend the period of advance voting before the state's next big election.

Evolution dispute rages on

Mending budget debt would eliminate jobs, city services
Augusta commissioners hoping Wednesday to erase $4.6 million in red ink in next year's general-fund budget were instead painted an ugly picture by city department heads: layoffs, dirty downtown streets, overgrown ditches, unkempt cemeteries, employees' taking out their own trash and a "severely impaired" Emergency 911 center.

Vaccine helps reduce cancer
Suzanne Scoggins knew about the common sexually transmitted virus, and when a friend told her about an experimental vaccine against it, she thought, "Why not? I can only benefit from it."

Study date
Hector Caceres, 19, of Hephzibah, sits with his girlfriend, Samantha Snead, 19, of Augusta, as she studies anatomy in a student lounge of University Hall at Augusta State University.

Woman will give Virginians taste of her 'real' stew
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Patricia Jones headed out Thursday for Richmond in hopes of showing some Virginians how real Brunswick stew tastes.

Pupils, politics mix at Harlem
Forget negative ad campaigns or accusations of flip-flopping. To woo the swing voters of a Harlem High School ninth-grade English class, things such as a polished presentation, candy bars and lollipops were the key strategies.

Proposed budget cuts rattle arts community
In an attempt to reach a balanced budget, Augusta Administrator Fred Russell has proposed fiscal cuts to culture that have some in the arts community worried.

Medicaid purge worries doctors
ATLANTA - Health care advocates and doctors are anxious about a proposal to move about 1 million Medicaid recipients into private plans resembling health maintenance organizations, the state board overseeing public plans was told Wednesday.

Across the area
Three small children found alone Thursday in their Crosland Park home in Aiken have been placed in protective care by the South Carolina Department of Social Services, authorities said.

Heroes use day to show values
Veterans Day isn't just a time to remember sacrifice and heroism.

Evolution dispute rages on
ATLANTA - First, Georgia's education chief tried to take the word "evolution" out of the state's science curriculum. Now a suburban Atlanta county is in federal court over textbook stickers that call evolution "a theory, not a fact."

Funds exit Wrightsboro Road
With reluctance and skepticism, two transportation planning bodies approved shifting $5.4 million previously designated for the widening of Wrightsboro Road to a long-awaited project on St. Sebastian Way.

Expanded Spooky food drive smashes all collection records

Marine's death hits Georgia town hard
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Phil Scarborough ran track with such intensity that his coach made the Washington-Wilkes high schooler practice with potato chips pinched between his thumb and forefinger, recalls classmate and fellow runner Gretchen Lamar.

Event remembers troops, states they're from

Pupils, politics mix at Harlem

Party welcomed Schrenko's help
The leader of the Columbia County Republican Party said Thursday that former state Schools Superintendent Linda Schrenko feared a federal indictment was coming, but wanted to work with local campaigns this year to "stay busy."

History museum's program to honor veterans

Across the area

Proposal threatens soccer complex funds

Ceremony honors foreign POWs interred on post
Whenever John Munna sees a war memorial he remembers the faces of those who died while serving with him in Vietnam.

Group offers support to families left at home
Deployments are regular occurrences for members of the 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion.

Public will see group's vision
More than four years of research assembled to ensure Metro Augusta's future growth is about to become a tangible product.

AARP seeks volunteers to help with tax returns

Across South Carolina
CLOVER -The Clover Town Council has unanimously agreed to ban tobacco use in city parks and at city-sponsored events.

Across the Southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. - Condemned inmate Frank Ray Chandler waited Thursday for word from the governor's office on a request for clemency, hours before his scheduled execution today for killing an elderly woman during a robbery.

Group offers support to families left at home

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

Medicaid purge worries doctors

Walker returns to Statehouse

Train slams into car in Aiken County, killing 5

Across the Southeast

Bell society delights church with hours of skilled rings

Funds exit Wrightsboro Road

Savannah makes plans for massive annexation

Study date

Kid of the Day

Around the block

Kid of the Day
Zoey Rene Knight of Hephzibah is today's the Kid of The Day

Mending budget debt would eliminate jobs, city services

Schrenko diverted suspicion
ATLANTA - Linda Schrenko was so outspoken about so many topics, and had drawn criticism about so many things she supposedly did or didn't do, that initial reports of her awarding suspicious contracts caused only tiny ripples.

History museum's program to honor veterans
The Augusta Museum of History will honor military from the past century at its Veterans Day program this weekend.

For the record

Across South Carolina

AARP seeks volunteers to help with tax returns
The area's AARP Tax-Aide, the nation's largest free and volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service, needs volunteers for tax counseling and leadership positions.

Disease led man to spread word

Expanded Spooky food drive smashes all collection records
It's Spooky to be Hungry shattered all previous records in the 10th year of the neighborhood-based food drive, bringing in 46 percent more money and 40 percent more food than in 2003, the drive's organizers announced Thursday.

Kid of the Day

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Event promotes healthful diets
Adam Butler wants people to know that healthful food does not have to equal nasty food.

Tuskegee Airman recalls battles

Ceremonies honor nation's veterans
On a cold, gray Veterans Day, Augusta-area residents gathered to honor veterans of wars past and present.

City sues insurers to recoup lawsuit costs

Friends talk of wreck's victims
GRANITEVILLE - The sound of a Thursday morning train whistle was an eerie reminder for Avondale Mills textile workers heading home after a long, emotionally draining night at work.

Across Georgia

Brownies show soldiers how much they care
Veterans Day prompted St. Mary on the Hill Brownie Troop No. 1 to do something for U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

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.

Event remembers troops, states they're from
The spectrum of colors adorned Fort Gordon's Good Shepherd Chapel on Sunday for the annual Massing of the Colors and Remembrance Day.

Fair winners
The following is a list of first- through third-place exhibits in their respective classes at the Georgia-Carolina State Fair.

Proposal threatens soccer complex funds
The West Augusta Soccer Complex would be under new management if Augusta commissioners agree to a proposal outlined Thursday by the city's recreation and parks director.

Rants and Raves
Comments from the community:

Proposed budget cuts rattle arts community

Across South Carolina

Film program is on right track

Life without football suits Reeves fine
For a second, with the scent of salad dressing filling the air, you could sense the coach's hunger.

Anything's possible Saturday
ATHENS, Ga. - The oldest rivalry in the Deep South has a built-in worth. Yet as Georgia coach Mark Richt sees Saturday's showdown at Auburn, it's not so much a classic as abstract art.

Review: 'After the Sunset'
With his post-James Bond track record, maybe Pierce Brosnan should not be so quick to say goodbye to the super spy.

Pedro Almodovar takes a rare look back in 'Bad Education'

Peter Sarsgaard makes 'leftover' roles memorable

Review: 'Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason'
"Another year, another diary," Renee Zellweger intones in her now flawless British accent at the start of "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason."

Scary movie gets Davidson students prize
For aspiring filmmakers Alex Taylor and Paul Woods, there are times when there's nothing scarier than what's under the bed.

Scary movie gets Davidson students prize

'Elf' gets into true spirit of holidays

Pedro Almodovar takes a rare look back in 'Bad Education'
NEW YORK - Pedro Almodovar brings a small white pad to an interview, and while he speaks, he quietly sketches a detailed drawing of a pen sitting on the table.

Review: 'After the Sunset'

'Elf' gets into true spirit of holidays
Christmas comedies inevitably fall under one of two categories - the spirited (The Santa Clause) or the spiteful (Bad Santa). Each has its merits, but neither seems a perfect representation of the holiday's spirit.

Review: 'Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason'

New home-video releases
Here's what's new in DVD and video cassette releases, along with a release calendar:

Peter Sarsgaard makes 'leftover' roles memorable
NEW YORK - Peter Sarsgaard will take the leftovers, thank you.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augustachronicle.com/movies.

New home-video releases

Field guide to all things metal
Not so long ago, things were looking a little heavy for metal.

Hot ticket

Twain looks back on career with greatest hits

Twain looks back on career with greatest hits
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A car full of dudes. Radio blaring. Annoying guy in the back singing off-key to Shania Twain's Man, I Feel Like a Woman while his buddies look seriously uncomfortable.

Sonic spotlight

Ryan Cabrera is more than just Ashlee's ex
NEW YORK - Ryan Cabrera might be better known as Ashlee Simpson's ex-boyfriend, but now he's making a name for himself.

Field guide to all things metal

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.

'Dead Roses' showcases bittersweet music
Sometimes there's nothing quite as beautiful as lost hopes, broken dreams and general malaise.

'Dead Roses' showcases bittersweet music

Concert calendar
Here's a list of upcoming area concerts. The list includes concerts that are within easy driving distance from the Augusta area.

DVD Review: "The Grateful Dead Movie"
Followers of the current jam-band scene would be wise to check out "The Grateful Dead Movie" to see how it all began.

Sonic spotlight
This week's Sonic spotlight is on singer Lindsay Kircher of Martinez.

Hot ticket
Badly Drawn Boy WHEN: 9 p.m. Friday WHERE: The Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta

Newsmaker: Ryan Newman

Teams not in the Chase want recognition
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Joe Nemechek earned his spot in front of the television cameras - and in NASCAR's mindset - by winning the race in October at the Kansas Speedway.

Busch looking forward to Darlington

NASCAR lifts ban on liquor sponsorship

Chase signals return to racing

Chase signals return to racing
DARLINGTON, S.C. - A year ago Matt Kenseth put his championship season on cruise control three months before the finish line.

Newsmaker: Ryan Newman
Ryan Newman has a victory at Dover, Del., a runner-up finish last week at Phoenix and a third at Martinsville, Va., since the Chase for the Championship started eight weeks ago.

NASCAR lifts ban on liquor sponsorship
NASCAR lifted a decades-old ban on liquor ads on cars Wednesday, opening the door for teams to be sponsored next season by distilled spirits.

Busch looking forward to Darlington
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Kurt Busch has learned a lot during his four years in NASCAR's top series. He just hopes that knowledge is enough to carry him and his Roush Racing team to a Nextel Cup championship.

Rockets downed by Timberwolves

Raptors top Jazz

Raptors top Jazz
SALT LAKE CITY - Chris Bosh scored 20 points and Rafer Alston hit a key 3-pointer down the stretch to lead the Toronto Raptors past Utah 104-95 Wednesday night, the Jazz's first loss of the season.

Rockets downed by Timberwolves
HOUSTON - Kevin Garnett hit a jumper with 8.3 seconds left and finished one assist shy of a triple double, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 96-91 win over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.

Injury bug bites early, often in NFL

Atlanta, Tampa Bay to cross paths again

Davis getting frustrated with knee injury

Garrard ready to run with Jags' QB job

Mrs. Holly Hoyt Miller    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Deborah K. Kennedy    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
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Mr. Tom Kelly, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Jerold Jennings    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Lenester Ivey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Alice Huie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Dale Eugene Cook, Sr. ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nora W. Walker (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lettie V. Schmidt (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. John Ethel Williams (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Ms. Deborah K. Kennedy (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Jane Winfrey Story (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Hildred Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Palmer Edenfield, Jr. (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. James Felton, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hildred Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Cooler (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Alice Huie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucile Scott Harrison (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Madeline S. Dickerson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanne Chafin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Fields Ford (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Arne Thorleif Fliflet (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Blockett (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Mae Holloway (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Holly Hoyt Miller (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Loree Harrill (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mildred Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Madeline S. Dickerson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie Jones (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Ruby Peterson Jones (SAN DIEGO, Calif.)

Mr. Hugh David Rucker, Jr. (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Paul Tillman Berry (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lena Thomas (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Annie Eubanks (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Jerold Jennings (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Evelyn Loree Harrill (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Catherine Nappier (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Francis St. Onge (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Odom McKie (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ethel Tyler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James A. Felton, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nathaniel Hay (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ethel Redd Hall (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary E. Jenks ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lynda G. Jordan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Leah Hardin Beaudreau (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Alice Huie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lenester Ivey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Connie Bodie (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Rodney Dale Goggans, Sr. (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Mack (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Scott A. Youngblood (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Tom Kelly, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Kendrick (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. George Henry Gunby (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse Hanson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Boatwright, Jr. (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Michael B. Pyle (BOSTON, Mass.)

Mrs. Janie Jones (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Addie Doolittle (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Helena Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Melville Campbell (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Scott A. Youngblood (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Tom W. Williams (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Smarty Jones was nearly un-retired

Overtime

Roddick, Fish lead U.S. Davis Cup squad

Williams, Kuznetsova win at WTA Championships

Overtime

Roddick, Fish lead U.S. Davis Cup squad
NEW YORK - Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish will play singles for the United States in next month's Davis Cup final at Spain, with twins Bob and Mike Bryan in doubles.

Smarty Jones was nearly un-retired
Smarty Jones was retired in August, but the owners of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner were prepared to announce a possible comeback as late as last month.

Overtime
The annual Head of the South Regatta will be held Saturday on the Savannah River.

Overtime
Several area standouts are committing to college scholarships this week during the fall signing period for NCAA schools.

Williams, Kuznetsova win at WTA Championships
LOS ANGELES - Serena Williams rallied from a set and two service breaks down to beat French Open champion Anastasia Myskina 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the WTA Championships on Wednesday night.

Garrard ready to run with Jags' QB job
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - David Garrard has always been a running quarterback.

Davis getting frustrated with knee injury
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carolina running back Stephen Davis said Wednesday he expects to play again this season. He didn't sound very convincing.

Atlanta, Tampa Bay to cross paths again
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Rich McKay built a Super Bowl champion in Tampa Bay, then lost a power struggle with Jon Gruden.

Injury bug bites early, often in NFL
Just when you thought you had your lineup set for the year, the injury bug has bitten once again.

Local musician will be opening act for country stars

Local musician will be opening act for country stars
Growing up in Aiken, Greg Hutto got to see several stars perform at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center and Bell Auditorium.

Anything's possible Saturday

Life without football suits Reeves fine

You can order drama, action at cinema bars

Playing dead is an art on 'CSI'

Robert Blake's murdered wife to be subject of biopic
LOS ANGELES - In the opening scene, Robert Blake and his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, are leaving the restaurant. He goes back inside. A vehicle pulls alongside the couple's car and Bakley's hit by gunfire. The killer is not shown.

TV stations cancel 'Saving Private Ryan'
NEW YORK - More than 20 ABC affiliates around the country have announced that they won't take part in the network's Veterans Day airing of "Saving Private Ryan," saying the acclaimed film's violence and language could draw sanctions from the Federal Communications Commission.

TV stations cancel 'Saving Private Ryan'

Robert Blake's murdered wife to be subject of biopic

Playing dead is an art on 'CSI'
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. - In the makeup trailer for "CSI: Miami," the coroner and the murder victim sit side by side.

CBS still awaiting report on how its National Guard story went wrong
NEW YORK - CBS News is still awaiting the conclusion of the independent investigation into its discredited "60 Minutes Wednesday" report on President Bush's National Guard service, a network spokeswoman said Thursday.

Liza Minnelli countersues former bodyguard

People in the News

Poor sequels crowd new releases

Applause calendar

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Man charged with stalking Lorrie Morgan, Sammy Kershaw

Pope is big man on campus for Bulldogs

Pope is big man on campus for Bulldogs
ATHENS, Ga. - At 6-foot-7, Leonard Pope is hard to miss. Then again, it took a while for him to find a place in the Georgia offense.

Georgia safety leaning toward NFL

Georgia defense seeks boost

Georgia defense seeks boost
ATHENS, Ga. - It's the type of play that Georgia All-Southeastern Conference junior safety Thomas Davis has a reputation for, turning on the closing speed and delivering one of his bone-rattling hits to end a run.

Georgia safety leaning toward NFL
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia safety Thomas Davis said he's leaning toward skipping his final year of college to enter the NFL draft.

You can order drama, action at cinema bars
A man walks into a bar ... Few phrases are as evocative as those six words.

Odds and Ends

Troopers suspended for Bill Elliott helicopter ride

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