USS Archerfish is 'sub'-ject of biography

'Godfather' sequel is offer you can refuse

Vatican exhibit explores colorful world of ancient sculpture

Exhibit explores mysteries of Medieval paintings
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - The woman sits in an enclosed garden with a child on her knee, her hand holding the little boy as he flips through a book resting on her opposite leg.

Philosophical whodunit offers food for thought

Paula Rego still paints her homeland
PORTO, Portugal - In the 1950s, when Paula Rego was 17, her father gave her some advice.

'Hawkes Harbor' a letdown for S.E. Hinton's fans
S.E. Hinton's novels, including "The Outsiders" and "Rumble Fish," gingerly straddle a line between innocence and raw worldliness, making them relevant to adults as well as to children.

Vatican exhibit explores colorful world of ancient sculpture
VATICAN CITY - For those who envision the ancient world of sculpture as a monotonous palette of muted grays, the Vatican Museums are offering an eye-opening exhibit of how the ancients viewed their art - in dazzling and rich shades of greens, ochres and blues.

Exhibit explores mysteries of Medieval paintings

Paula Rego still paints her homeland

'Hawkes Harbor' a letdown for S.E. Hinton's fans

USS Archerfish is 'sub'-ject of biography
Although Ken Henry and Don Keith's book "Gallant Lady" is about a ship, it is a biography of sorts.

'Godfather' sequel is offer you can refuse
Let's start at the beginning: Mario Puzo's best seller, The Godfather. This is the book so riveting that it sold 21 million copies worldwide, so entertaining that it prompted an Academy Award-winning film and its equally brilliant sequel, so realistic that it became a primer for subsequent generations of genuine mobsters.

Philosophical whodunit offers food for thought
"The Sunday Philosophy Club" may be the most contemplative mystery a reader will come across.

Week off isn't enough to do odd jobs

Truck driver gives panhandler $1, then accidently runs over him
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A truck driver gave a panhandler $1, then struck and killed the man as he drove his rig away. Police said it was possible the driver didn't know what happened.

On the move
Jennifer Jones has been named operations manager for Safe Homes of Augusta Inc. She earned a master's degree in business administration from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.

Dollar seems to have nowhere to go but down
NEW YORK - The dollar continued its seemingly unstoppable slide against other currencies this week, leaving U.S. and European officials increasingly at odds over what - if anything - should be done about it.

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Oct. 28-Nov. 9. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Stocks finish lower on Greenspan warning
NEW YORK - Stocks fell sharply Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrials losing more than 115 points, as Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan sounded a warning over the nation's spiraling trade deficit. Crude oil futures rose more than $2 per barrel, further pressuring stocks.

Dollar seems to have nowhere to go but down

Changes in testing could raise odds of finding mad cow disease
WASHINGTON - As the government awaits definitive results in a possible second case of mad cow disease, federal officials are charting new ground in dealing with a jittery public.

Business calendar
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Ex-lieutenant governor gets four years in securities fraud

Panel OKs Lowe's, Home Depot shops

Ex-lieutenant governor gets four years in securities fraud
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Former Lt. Gov. Earle Morris was sentenced Friday to nearly four years in prison for misleading investors about the securities firm he led before it collapsed in the state's biggest bankruptcy.

Property transfers

Panel OKs Lowe's, Home Depot shops
North Augusta may soon become a do-it-yourselfer's paradise.

Google co-founders, CEO to sell up to 16.6 million shares

Google co-founders, CEO to sell up to 16.6 million shares
SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc. co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin each plan to sell up to 7.2 million shares of their stock in the online search engine leader during the next 18 months - divestitures that would generate windfalls of more than $1 billion apiece at current market prices.

Kodak gains on Sony in U.S. digital camera market
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Eastman Kodak Co. is nipping at Sony Corp.'s heels in the ballooning U.S. digital camera market.

Crude jumps above $48 a barrel after report of refinery outage
Crude oil futures prices soared more than $2 a barrel to settle above $48 on Friday, as concerns about tight winter fuel supplies mixed with speculation that OPEC may scale back output later this year.

County's chamber of commerce shifts its focus to satisfy members
David Byrd has been a longtime, dues-paying member of the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

Business calendar

Crude jumps above $48 a barrel after report of refinery outage

On the move

Kodak gains on Sony in U.S. digital camera market

County's chamber of commerce shifts its focus to satisfy members

Reformers won't let being ignored stop them

Reformers won't let being ignored stop them
Augusta businessman Woody Merry's government reform group keeps on trucking despite a cool reception from city commissioners. Only five responded to the group's questionnaire, but Mr. Merry is undeterred.

Clemson ruins Holtz's last game

Clemson notebook
CLEMSON, S.C. - As if Reggie Merriweather needed any more inspiration.

Merriweather, Summers staged classic battle

Merriweather, Summers staged classic battle
CLEMSON, S.C. - South Carolina's pending coaching switch is bound to dominate the news and emotions of today's noon meeting between Clemson and the Gamecocks.

Clemson notebook

Clemson ruins Holtz's last game
CLEMSON, S.C. - Lou Holtz's final regular-season game for South Carolina was one he'll probably want to forget.

ACC roundup

Tigers wake up in time
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Auburn's stars rescued the Tigers' national championship hopes with a stellar second half.

College football preview
SOUTH CAROLINA AT CLEMSON Noon l Memorial Stadium l Clemson, S.C.

College football notebook
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue's Taylor Stubblefield broke the NCAA record for career receptions, catching his 301st pass during the first quarter Saturday against Indiana.

SEC roundup

Tigers wake up in time

Zook, Gators want end to 18-year skid
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida coach Ron Zook has one final chance to do something even Steve Spurrier couldn't do as Top Gator - win at Florida State.

College football notebook

Small school roundup

Small school roundup
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Cedrick Gipson ran for 104 yards and a touchdown on just nine carries as Furman earned the Southern Conference's automatic playoff bid with a 51-31 win over Chattanooga on Saturday.

SEC roundup
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Cedric Houston ran for three touchdowns as No. 15 Tennessee clinched the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division title Saturday with its 22nd consecutive victory over Vanderbilt, 38-33.

College football preview

Zook, Gators want end to 18-year skid

ACC roundup
MIAMI - Brock Berlin threw for a career-best 361 yards and four touchdowns in just over a half as No. 12 Miami stayed in contention for an Atlantic Coast Conference title Saturday by beating Wake Forest, 52-7.

Jaguars open Metress era with a victory

Both Pacers teams cruise to victories

A rudderless airport
If Augusta Regional Airport has a story to tell, trying to do it on the sides of No. 2 pencils and giving them away to area students is a completely beef-headed way to do it.

Correction

One more ballot to cast
Up to this point, the fight for the open Georgia Court of Appeals seat has seemed more difficult and prolonged than any notion of holding elections in Iraq.

The clog in our drain
Augusta's consolidated government is specially designed to dilute power, impede progress and hold change to a minimum.

Correction
An editor's note on a Nov. 16 letter to the editor should have said that Andy Windham was this year's Constitution Party candidate for South Carolina State House District 86.

One more ballot to cast

U.N. scandal grows
In terms of sheer money, the United Nations' oil-for-food program is by far the largest rip-off in the history of the world - and it just got worse.

The clog in our drain

DDA is on life support

A rudderless airport

DDA is on life support
Five years after being infused with new life and authority - and tax money - Augusta's Downtown Development Authority has one tangible accomplishment: a really, really, really neat-looking clock on Broad Street.

Tim Allen gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
LOS ANGELES - Actor Tim Allen received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday and declared it just the beginning of major neighborhood improvements.

Seinfeld's puffy shirt joins Smithsonian cultural icons
WASHINGTON - Move over, ruby slippers. That puffy shirt's moving in. The outlandishly unfashionable shirt worn by Jerry Seinfeld on his hit TV show went on display Friday at the Smithsonian, alongside Kermit the Frog, Archie Bunker's chair and Dorothy's magic slippers from "The Wizard of Oz."

People
ROME - OutKast topped the winners list at the MTV Europe Music Awards, picking up three prizes, including best group. The hip-hop stars from Atlanta also won best video and song for "Hey Ya!"

Teams look to improve bowl prospects
ATLANTA - No. 18 Virginia and Georgia Tech have the same thing in mind Saturday: Both want to improve their spot in the bowl pecking order.

Georgai Tech notebook
ATLANTA - So much for Reggie Ball's growth game.

Tech women trounce Georgia State
ATLANTA - After a stellar defensive effort by the Georgia Tech men, the women did even better.

Jackets have easy time in their opener
ATLANTA - Jarrett Jack scored 20 points and No. 3 Georgia Tech held Alabama State scoreless for more than nine minutes to start the game, beginning a season of high expectations with a 74-37 rout on Friday.

Senior Jackets exit quietly
ATLANTA - Their names will fade from memory, many quickly.

Jackets can't seize the moment
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech had Saturday all to itself.

Senior Jackets exit quietly

Tech women trounce Georgia State

Teams look to improve bowl prospects

Jackets can't seize the moment

A good break turns into a lead for Sorenstam

International team takes lead in UBS Cup
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - An international team took a 3 to 2 lead over the United States on Friday after the first round of the $3 million UBS Cup, the Ryder Cup-style competition the Americans have never lost.

Gold roundup
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - The American team, led by the play of Fred Couples and Tom Watson, fought back to take a 6 to 5 lead over the team from the rest of the world after Saturday's best ball round in the $3 million UBS Cup.

International team takes lead in UBS Cup

Spain grabs lead at Cup
SEVILLE, Spain - Spain took the lead in the third round of World Cup golf Saturday, with Sergio Garcia and Miguel Angel Jimenez combining for 11-under-par 61 to pull one shot ahead of England.

Gold roundup

Spain grabs lead at Cup

A good break turns into a lead for Sorenstam
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Just when it looked like a bad day was about to get worse, Annika Sorenstam turned a good break into a birdie that changed everything Friday in the season-ending ADT Championship.

Big plays give Hornets an easy win

Prep football scores

Burnett puts Hawks in Dome

Wildcats poised for Dome show

Devils' next stop is Dome

Laney knocks off Vidalia

Rice dominates on court, too

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

Big plays give Hornets an easy win
AIKEN - Carey Johnson never saw it coming. Not the Gatorade bath the Aiken coach received from his players at the end of Friday night's game - nor the 49-30 whipping his Hornets put on Greenwood.

Hawks throttle Islanders
JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. - The cardiac kids from St. John's finally ran out of breath, falling behind early to Blackville-Hilda and never recovering Friday night in a 45-6 loss at Biggerstaff Stadium in the third round of the Class A playoffs.

Devils' next stop is Dome
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Lincoln County beat McIntosh County, 14-0 on Friday, to advance to the semifinal round of the Class A state football playoffs.

Crusaders defeat champs
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - In each of the past two years, Trinity Christian had its season end at Brentwood. Josh Walker made sure it didn't happen again.

Laney knocks off Vidalia
VIDALIA - Laney went down to Vidalia and told a superb football team to wake up and smell the onions.

Wildcats poised for Dome show
It was a night for Laney to remember. The word joy doesn't cover it. It was a salivating, arm-swinging and leg-kicking euphoria from Augusta that spilled into the center of Charles Wood Field in Vidalia on Friday night.

Burnett puts Hawks in Dome
GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Tyree Burnett scored on a 27-yard touchdown run with 2:09 remaining to lift Washington County to a 14-7 win over North Hall on Friday night.

Week off isn't enough to do odd jobs
Through a variety of miscalculations, I ended up last week with five days off and no definite plans.

All must improve race relations
On Tuesday evening, more than 300 Augustans gave an hour-and-a-half of their valuable time to come to First Baptist Church of Augusta for the first Community Trust Initiative Race Relations Forum. The crowd was composed of members from the many wonderful components that make up Augusta's population. The questions posed were full of insight and understanding of the issues we face in this community, and the panelists' answers were well-thought, honest and sincere. Melissa Bahleda, Jackson, S.C.

Butt out of Augusta's affairs
On Nov. 18, Michael J Rhoden of North Augusta wrote a letter ("Commissioners have hidden agenda") stating that Augusta commissioners are conspiring to drive whites out of the county. Daniel J. Andrews, Augusta

Voting in Augusta was a pleasure

Follow up on drug-dealer story

Two misconstrue doctor's views
In response to Suzanne Kall and Judith Lane's letter to the editor, "FDA appointee is the wrong choice" (Nov. 17), they should not malign my good friend and colleague Dr. David W. Hager with false information. Don Gambrell Jr., M.D., Augusta

Letter fed a big misconception

City is after more of our money
The Augusta Commission morons have wasted our money, and won't do like other businesses do and cut the fat when times are hard. We all knew it was going to happen after voting down the SPLOST, so here we go again - they are going for our wallets by reassessing the value of our property. Bill King, Augusta

Two misconstrue doctor's views

Quit finger-pointing over wreck
I just want to say a few words in reference to the train-car accident in Graniteville, S.C., last week.Sandra Nuss, Trenton, S.C.

New voting must have paper trail

Follow up on drug-dealer story
With so much concern and questioning about how our Richmond County judges handled the case of Paul Davis Jr., a two-time convicted drug dealer ("Father pays for dealer's release," Oct. 31), why doesn't The Augusta Chronicle pick up on this and find us some answers from the Georgia Bar Association and even the governor of Georgia? Are you not concerned? Are you just waiting to see if it will go away? Roger Vandiver, Evans

Voting in Augusta was a pleasure
There seems to be so much wrong with our local government. It is refreshing to see that there are still dedicated people within the system.Earl Wright, Augusta

Bush doing right job to win war
"I believe I interpret the will of Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again." Mike Fulford, Evans

ADHD drugs pose many grave dangers
I was wondering how one can call Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder a disorder, seeing as how there is no evidence proving the existence of it. Jennifer Rhoden, Martinez

City needs better infrastructure
On Nov. 2, citizens of Richmond County voted "no" on all four questions of the SPLOST plan. I believe that the first question in the referendum should have been approved so we can see changes in Augusta's infrastructure. Mehul Shah, Martinez

Marine in Iraq was just doing his job
I am writing this in regard to the national news item about a Marine who shot and killed a man in a Fallujah, Iraq, mosque. Imagine that: a Marine doing his job, and now they're trying to charge him with murder. The last I heard, that was what they are supposed to do: protect our country and kill the enemy during war.Shannon Thigpen, Augusta

City needs better infrastructure

All must improve race relations

New voting must have paper trail
I'm writing to express my grave concern over the sanctity of our voting system in Columbia County.Stephanie Wilson, Evans

Letter fed a big misconception
This letter is in response to Charles Heywood's letter ("Republicans just don't seem to get it," Nov. 17). If you are going to reference a biblical story, then you need to get it right. Kelly Taylor, Martinez

Trying to lose weight? Sleep more and get a dog

Atlanta man seeks to improve America's geography IQ

Tahoe developments seek destination skiers

Home has view of wildlife as the outdoors come in

Use Thanksgiving as time to heal relationships, help those in need

Cookie exchange returns

More poor kids eating breakfast at school

Game of one-upmanship is played out in homes

Today's life sure is busy - for the kids

Low-carb diets create bulge in food budget at Clemson

Gator - It's what's for dinner at Gatorama

Garden City Grapevine: I'm a guilty country fan

Trying to lose weight? Sleep more and get a dog
LAS VEGAS - Experts have this unconventional advice for dieters: Don't scrimp on sleep and think about getting a dog.

Garden City Grapevine: I'm a guilty country fan
I was driving down Washington Road with a friend when she turned on my radio, and we heard George Strait singing I Hate Everything.

In the know
Augusta is an eating-out kind of town, and that doesn't stop for holidays.

Use Thanksgiving as time to heal relationships, help those in need
Dear Readers: Thanksgiving Day is the springboard for holiday activities.

Home has view of wildlife as the outdoors come in
It seemed to Keith Scott that some neighborhoods in the Augusta area lacked focus, with rows of cookie-cutter-style homes.

Game of one-upmanship is played out in homes
There is a silent, seductive war being waged in the front yards, driveways and rumpus rooms of America.

Atlanta man seeks to improve America's geography IQ
ATLANTA - Roger Andresen wants to make sure you know that Mt. Everest is the world's tallest mountain, Minsk is the capital of Belarus and the hottest place on earth is in Ethiopia.

More poor kids eating breakfast at school
WASHINGTON - Schools are serving up more free or discount breakfasts than ever, but about six in 10 eligible students still go without, an advocacy group reports.

Today's life sure is busy - for the kids
WASHINGTON - It's a life on the go, with activities after the day's work and into the weekend. Good thing they have the energy of kids.

Gator - It's what's for dinner at Gatorama
PALMDALE, Fla. - A dozen pairs of ominous olive eyes and snouts emerge from the murky lagoon, gathering near the dock where Roy Dyer stands with a 5-gallon bucket of raw chicken.

Tahoe developments seek destination skiers
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. - Gliding down the mountain above the ski runs in the Squaw Valley cable car, it's easy to imagine the snow-covered buildings nestled below as a tiny village under the Christmas tree.

Low-carb diets create bulge in food budget at Clemson
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The days of college students slurping down cheap ramen noodles in a cramped dorm room might be a thing of the past at Clemson University.

Cookie exchange returns
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 - without the added pressure of a contest.

Kid of the Day

Foreigners get to gobble up holiday
For foreigners looking ahead to their first Thanksgiving Day, there's one word that seems to pass all language barriers - it's "food."

Rants and Raves
We use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to address comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle.

Kid of the Day

Ex-state leader sentenced

News you can use

Caretaker charged with cruelty

Across the southeast

Order of shots on way to South Carolina
South Carolina physicians can order from a supply of more than 100,000 extra flu shots for their high-risk patients, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Friday.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Ex-state leader sentenced
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Former Carolina Investors chairman Earle Morris was sentenced Friday to a total of 80 years in prison for misleading investors to keep them from taking money out of a failing company, which resulted in the state's largest-ever bankruptcy.

Plan may cut short school day

Foreigners get to gobble up holiday

New sheriff brings family ties
BARNWELL, S.C. - There's an old Hank Williams Jr. hit in which Bocephus warbles about a family tradition.

Across Georgia
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - A woman who returned from a vacation to find someone else living in her house testified she was missing about $100,000 in property.

Reform group gets input from officials
Five of the city of Augusta's 11 elected officials responded to a questionnaire sent to them by a reform group calling itself the Citizens Action Committee, headed by Augusta businessman Woody Merry.

Across the area
Pupils of a Stevens Creek Elementary School class took home letters to their parents Friday as a precaution after a classmate was confirmed to have a case of viral meningitis.

One suspect is released to parents
MARIETTA, Ga. - One of two 13-year-old girls accused of bringing a cake to school that sickened about a dozen classmates was allowed to go home to her parents Friday, but a judge ordered the other girl to remain in custody while she awaits trial.

Getting an early start
Ashta Dorman dons her American Indian headwear as she prepares to dig into her Thanksgiving lunch at Midland Valley Preparatory School in Graniteville.

Georgia might provide clues to Earth's past

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Kaisha Howard of Augusta.

IRS wants to refund money

Holiday concert will begin donation season

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON, S.C. - The state Transportation Department says a $15 per-axle fee on cars and trucks would help erase a $2 billion annual backlog in secondary road building and maintenance.

Caretaker charged with cruelty
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - A St. Simons Island man who served as caretaker for his girlfriend's mother was arrested Wednesday night by police investigating the 80-year-old woman's death.

Richmond County sees shoppers, taxes move out

Democrats talk about local wins, national losses
The Richmond County Democratic Party met Saturday to analyze the recent general election.

Church offers cash to those who attend service

Across South Carolina
HILTON HEAD ISLAND - State law, ethics and tax agencies are investigating the Beaufort County tax assessor.

Public records risk security

Public records risk security
Robert Jenkins recently learned his Social Security number is available to anyone with Internet access.

Richmond County sees shoppers, taxes move out
Mary Byrd often shops at the Target store in the Augusta Exchange. But there's less chance that will happen after the new Target/Kohl's shopping complex on Washington Road in Columbia County is finished next year.

Festival focuses on farm traditions
EDGEFIELD - The alluring aroma of catfish stew drifted up through the damp morning air in Edgefield as visitors lined up to have a helping of the hearty dish.

Georgia might provide clues to Earth's past
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - By his own admission, Hal Povenmire has made 235 trips to Georgia to search for tiny remnants of our planet's cosmic past.

Court candidate faces her third election day
It's been a long campaign trail for Debra Bernes, a candidate for Georgia's state Court of Appeals.

Aiken County Sheriff takes helm of center
AIKEN - Since taking office last year, Aiken County Sheriff Mike Hunt has earned a reputation as a law enforcement chieftain with a rare combination of skills - a take-charge manager with a deft political touch.

Lab, MCG vow to work together

Correction
An editor's note on a Nov. 16 letter to the editor should have said that Andy Windham was this year's Constitution Party candidate for South Carolina State House District 86.

New sheriff brings family ties

IRS wants to refund money
The Internal Revenue Service might be looking for you. This time, though, it's not to take money away. It's to return it.

Democrats talk about local wins, national losses

Holiday concert will begin donation season
As cold weather sets in and families gather to celebrate the holidays, The Augusta Chronicle is asking for donations to the 74th annual Empty Stocking Fund.

Department calls for higher truck, car fees
ANDERSON, S.C. - The state Transportation Department says a $15 per-axle fee on cars and trucks would help erase a $2 billion annual backlog in secondary road building and maintenance.

Zell Miller's career was never predictable
ATLANTA - Maybe lifelong friend Ed Jenkins was onto something when he joked at a roast long ago that there were two Zell Millers: the Zell voters thought they knew and his twin, Ezell, the completely unpredictable one.

Correction

Plan may cut short school day
A proposal to increase planning time for Columbia County elementary schoolteachers could send pupils home two hours early one day a week.

Across South Carolina

Across Georgia
PORTERDALE - Eighteen cat skeletons were found in a home where a couple was being evicted, and now the couple faces animal cruelty charges.

News you can use

Lab, MCG vow to work together
AIKEN - When one of the leading lights of American nuclear medicine urged greater cooperation between the Savannah River National Laboratory and the Medical College of Georgia in developing cutting-edge medical technology, chieftains from both groups nodded in agreement like choir members listening to a Sunday sermon.

Order of shots on way to South Carolina

One suspect is released to parents

Across the area
Authorities said a 48-year-old Augusta woman was hit by a vehicle while crossing Mike Padgett Highway on Saturday at about 5:20 p.m.

Department calls for higher truck, car fees

News you can use
Activities scheduled for this week include:

Robber is sentenced to 15 years in prison

Popcorn causes fire at theater
SpongeBob was silenced and the Polar Express derailed Saturday after a fire at an Augusta movie theater.

Man offers to donate collection

Keeping busy
Jan Elaine Sparks, of Rocky Bottom Creations in Sunset, S.C., handcrafts a bear during the Christmas Made in the South event at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

Reform group gets input from officials

Across the area

Robber is sentenced to 15 years in prison
An Augusta man whose robbery spree cost a cancer victim an interruption in her medical treatment received a 15-year prison sentence Friday.

Man offers to donate collection
When he's not tending his real estate company or hunting in the rugged mountains of Tajikistan, Soudy Golabchi spends his free hours enjoying one of the world's most comprehensive museums of big game animals.

Across the southeast
RANBURNE, ALA. - Authorities questioned several people in the slayings of an Alabama man and a Georgia woman in a rural mobile home near Ranburne but made no immediate arrests, police said Saturday.

Operator agrees to plea deal
LaFAYETTE, Ga. - A former crematory operator pleaded guilty Friday to dumping more than 330 corpses on his property and giving the relatives of the dead cement dust instead of ashes.

Festival focuses on farm traditions

Across the area

Zell Miller's career was never predictable

Kid of the Day
Kellie Nelson is today's Kid of the Day.

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

Church offers cash to those who attend service
It will pay to go to church Sunday. If church-going is low on your daily agenda and you are 12 or older, First United Pentecostal Church on Fenwick Street will pay you to hear a sermon.

Getting an early start

Holtz receives horrific sendoff
CLEMSON, S.C. - It's not too late, Steve Spurrier. Don't sign any dotted lines until you see the film from the latest South Carolina debacle in Death Valley.

Capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films now playing:

Capsule reviews of new films

WNET rejects a promotion for 'Kinsey' movie
NEW YORK - The New York television station WNET has rejected a promotion for "Kinsey," a film that has triggered protests among some conservative groups, because it is too provocative, the station said on Friday.

Whoopi returns to scene of Broadway breakthrough

Lil John expands his kingdom
NEW YORK - With its irresistible hip-hop beats and shouted refrains, crunk music incites a fervor in fans that's reminiscent of a religious experience.

Whoopi returns to scene of Broadway breakthrough
NEW YORK - Whoopi Goldberg is back on Broadway in the one-woman show that launched her career 20 years ago, and much is the same: same theater, same big-name producer and much of the same material.

Lil John expands his kingdom

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Selected audio reviews:

Busch wins pole for season-ending race
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Pressure? What pressure? Kurt Busch, last in the qualifying line and first in the NASCAR Nextel Cup points, waited out 54 other drivers Friday and then won the pole for the season-ending Ford 400, which will determine the 2004 champion.

Everyone is chasing Busch in Cup final

Hendrick continues healing by making visit to race track

Busch wins pole for season-ending race

Harvick returns to Victory Lane, but Truex celebrates

Hendrick continues healing by making visit to race track
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Rick Hendrick's heart is broken, and it doesn't take much to bring him to tears. Struggling to find comfort since 10 relatives and employees died in a plane crash, he went to the one place he knew he could find it: a race track.

Everyone is chasing Busch in Cup final
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Kurt Busch has the lead position in the Chase for the Championship and the pole for today's Ford 400, but Jimmie Johnson has the momentum.

Harvick returns to Victory Lane, but Truex celebrates
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Kevin Harvick closed out a disappointing season in the Busch series by winning the final event of the year Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Brawlers suspended indefinitely
NEW YORK - The NBA suspended four players indefinitely Saturday for their roles in one of the worst brawls in U.S. sports history, a fight with fans that commissioner David Stern called "shocking, repulsive and inexcusable."

Jaguars open Metress era with a victory
AIKEN - Dip Metress didn't make a big deal of his first game as Augusta State's head men's basketball coach. He was mainly concerned about the $100 he owes his wife for picking up a technical foul.

Both Pacers teams cruise to victories
AIKEN - Carver Bible College never had a chance. USC Aiken took advantage of its depth and rolled to an easy 90-58 victory over the Cougars in the ConocoPhillips Tip-Off Classic. The visitors dressed six players.

Falcons tight end wants to stay, but only at right price

Eli era begins vs. Vick and Falcons

NFL power rankings Week 11

Off-Broadway days are over for Manning

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Ms. Julia Burke    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Ms. Alvia Lee    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. George Phillips    (STAPLETON, Ga.)
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Clarence "Bob" Quinn, Jr.    (USMC JACKSON, S.C.)
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Mr. Oren Daniel Lunsford    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Master Charles Reginald Sapp    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary F. Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Alan F. Shoenfeld    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Marion J. "Mal" Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Miriam Johnson Wright    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Albert Carroll Eakle    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Walter Hines    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Roscoe K. "Rocky" Wells    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Isiah Walker, Jr.    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Yvonne Traylor    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Virginia Chancellor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Willie A. Mims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Oletha Daniels    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Mary Dean Thomas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Susanna W. Dubose    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Ms. Julia Burke    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Betsy Fulmer Hanson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Nora Nelson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Nancy "Loretta" Greiner    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles E. McLeod Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. Thomas M. "Buddy" Walker    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Elizabeth Martin Kirk    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Susie Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary F. Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Clarence Quinn, Jr., Ret. USMC    ( JACKSON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Frances B. Dynarski    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Neville McLean Edwards    (LEESVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Edwin Haldon Johnson, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Coleman Hoyt Herring    (Retired)
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Ms. Delores Thomas Coulter    (WASHINGTON, D.C.)
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Mrs. Yvonne Traylor    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Carolyn Fraser Maxey    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Willie Mae Mercer    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Isiah Walker, Jr. (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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Mrs. Mary F. Murray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Dean Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Coleman Hoyt Herring (Retired)

Mrs. Rebecca Baldowski (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Murdaugh (BRUNSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Susie Moore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances B. Dynarski (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Oren Daniel Lunsford (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Yvonne Traylor (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Mercer (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Clarence Quinn, Jr., Ret. USMC ( JACKSON, S.C.)

Ms. Julia Burke (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Betsy Fulmer Hanson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Delores Thomas Coulter (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Mrs. Virginia Chancellor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas M. "Buddy" Walker (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Susanna W. Dubose (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Susanna W. Dubose (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Julia Burke (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Martin Kirk (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Neville McLean Edwards (LEESVILLE, S.C.)

Clarence "Bob" Quinn, Jr. (USMC JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Oletha Daniels (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary F. Murray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Miriam Johnson Wright (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Willie A. Mims (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Alvia Lee (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Nixon (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara M. Klenke Foster (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Roscoe K. "Rocky" Wells (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Hines (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Master Charles Reginald Sapp (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Yvonne Traylor (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Alan F. Shoenfeld (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy "Loretta" Greiner (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Remember ongoing mission to fight Alzheimer's
In 1983, President Reagan proclaimed November National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness month. He recognized at that time that more than 2 million Americans were afflicted with the disease and that the number was growing. He defined it as a major health menace and warned the American people of "the emotional, financial and social consequences of the disease." He asserted that research was "the only hope for victims of the disease."

Remember ongoing mission to fight Alzheimer's
In 1983, President Reagan proclaimed November National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness month. He recognized at that time that more than 2 million Americans were afflicted with the disease and that the number was growing. He defined it as a major health menace and warned the American people of "the emotional, financial and social consequences of the disease." He asserted that research was "the only hope for victims of the disease."

Transfer leads Pacers to win

Federer reaches Masters Cup final with record-tying tiebreaker

Overtime

Roddick, Hewitt in semifinal at Masters Cup

Overtime

Coach makes his return to Augusta State

Area sports announcements

Lady Jaguars finish strong

Lady Jaguars finish strong
AIKEN - With four starters gone from Augusta State's Elite Eight squad, Brandi Hollingsworth didn't believe her team would open the season up pretty.

Overtime
Ray Guy of Thomson, Ga., is one of the 25 finalists for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame for 2005, the NFL announced Friday.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Federer reaches Masters Cup final with record-tying tiebreaker
HOUSTON - Roger Federer won a record-tying 38-point tiebreaker after rallying from a 1-4 deficit in the second set to defeat Marat Safin 6-3, 7-6 (18) Saturday in the semifinals of the ATP Masters Cup.

Overtime
In New York, George Steinbrenner presented a four-year, $50 million offer to Pedro Martinez, according to a major league source.

Roddick, Hewitt in semifinal at Masters Cup
HOUSTON - Andy Roddick pounded 15 aces to become the first player since 1998 with more than 1,000 in a season, helping him beat Guillermo Coria 7-6 (4), 6-3 Friday to wrap up round-robin play at the ATP Masters Cup with a 3-0 record.

Coach makes his return to Augusta State
Dip Metress is not a used car salesman, he's a basketball coach.

Transfer leads Pacers to win
AIKEN - Nola Grant didn't disappoint in her first game back home.

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

Bass catch makes angler's day
Aiken County's Jerry McGee used one of his favorite baits - a Jig-n-Pig - to catch this 9-pound, 1-ounce autumn largemouth bass in a private pond on Nov. 12.

Bass catch makes angler's day

Don't pass on bucks just yet
Haven't put a nice buck in the freezer this season? Don't give up just yet.

Rice dominates on court, too
Greenbrier fans are accustomed to seeing Reggie Rice dominate football games as a linebacker. On Saturday night he did the same on the basketball court.

Eli era begins vs. Vick and Falcons
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - A day after being elevated to starting quarterback by the New York Giants, Eli Manning got some great advice for his first start from the NFL's best QB, his brother Peyton.

Ex-Bulldog proud to be mama's boy
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Saints defensive end Charles Grant has a unique way of preparing for games.

Falcons tight end wants to stay, but only at right price
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Alge Crumpler has no intention of leaving the Atlanta Falcons as an unrestricted free agent.

Off-Broadway days are over for Manning
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - A day after being elevated to starting quarterback by the New York Giants, Eli Manning got some great advice for his first start from the NFL's best QB, his brother Peyton.

NFL power rankings Week 11
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.

Will Commandments displays cause the nation's next 'civil religion' showdown?
Should Thanksgiving be made illegal as a national holiday and U.S. presidents stop issuing those annual Thanksgiving proclamations?

Woman turns doll-mending into ministry
Gail Craig cooed, "You are precious" over the baby doll cuddled in her lap, one of more than 100 she will refurbish this year and give away.

Good News Network widens its broadcast
After 20 years, The Good News Network has some growing pains. Founder Clarence Barinow-ski would like to expand the Appling-based network's capabilities in several directions.

Pastor says Subway shop about mission, not money
BUFFALO, N.Y. - At True Bethel Baptist Church, the Rev. Darius Pridgen is happy to serve the Word. He's also pretty quick to serve a sub.

Faith digest
The third annual Turkey Ride for the Needy motorcycle ride begins at 9 a.m. today at Augusta Harley- Davidson, 4200 Belair Frontage Road. Bikers will leave at 10:30 a.m. to deliver turkeys to Servants of God Baptist Church, 2127 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. A donation of $10 will buy a turkey for a family. Call 722-8693.

Black Pentecostals vote values, but not part of 'religious right'
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Like other evangelical Christians, leaders of the Church of God in Christ want to limit abortion and bar same-sex marriage.

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.

Don't pass on bucks just yet

Holtz receives horrific sendoff

Anne Tyler novel adapted for Hallmark Hall of Fame

TV highlights, lowlights for the week

ABC breaks off negotiations with BCS
NEW YORK - The Bowl Championship Series won't be on ABC after next season.

ABC breaks off negotiations with BCS

Anne Tyler novel adapted for Hallmark Hall of Fame
LOS ANGELES - "Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered she had turned into the wrong person."

TV highlights, lowlights for the week
By 26, an age when many of us are still trying to decide what to do when we grow up, Alexander III of Macedonia had conquered 90 percent of the known world and clearly earned the title of "Great" guy.

Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows
Guest lineup for the TV news shows:

People

Georgia changes goals for season

Georgia changes goals for season
ATHENS, Ga. - By almost any standard except the one placed on this year's team, this still could be a successful season for Georgia.

Augusta denies offering membership

Tigers land knockout blow to Holtz's career
CLEMSON, S.C. - Lou Holtz had pictured the denouement of his career all morning.

Tigers land knockout blow to Holtz's career

Holtz, Spurrier keep mum on future
CLEMSON, S.C. - Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier weren't saying much about the seismic coaching change that's ahead for South Carolina football.

Augusta denies offering membership
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Augusta National chairman Hootie Johnson said Friday that Steve Spurrier is not guaranteed a membership at the home of the Masters if he becomes the head football coach at South Carolina.

South Carolina, Clemson players fight on field

Holtz, Spurrier keep mum on future

South Carolina, Clemson players fight on field
CLEMSON, S.C. - Players from South Carolina and Clemson brawled in the fourth-quarter Saturday with 67-year-old coach Lou Holtz rushing onto the pile as peacemaker in his regular-season finale with the Gamecocks.

Will Commandments displays cause the nation's next 'civil religion' showdown?

Faith digest

Pastor says Subway shop about mission, not money

Woman turns doll-mending into ministry

Black Pentecostals vote values, but not part of 'religious right'

Faith Calendar