Long hair looked better when it was closer to my head

Andruw Jones for MVP?
ATLANTA - He uses the word so frequently that it becomes borderline maddening after several months.

Braves hardly coasting to division title

Andruw Jones for MVP?

Andruw Jones for MVP?
ATLANTA - He uses the word so frequently that it becomes borderline maddening after several months.

Braves hardly coasting to division title
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are hardly coasting to their 14th straight division title.

Braves can't deliver knockout on road
NEW YORK - Think of it as the purgatory of road trips.

Braves hardly coasting to division title
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are hardly coasting to their 14th straight division title.

Braves can't deliver knockout on road
NEW YORK - Think of it as the purgatory of road trips.

Braves can't deliver knockout on road

Investors wait for Fed's rate decision
NEW YORK - Stocks plummeted Monday as heightened fears of another hurricane strike on the Gulf Coast sent oil prices racing past $67 a barrel and investors grew anxious about the Federal Reserve's upcoming interest-rate meeting.

Nation's ski resorts aim for year-round business

Businesses can recover from disasters
NEW YORK - The video and photos of inundated businesses in New Orleans look painfully familiar to Thom Sehnert.

When will oil start running out?

Businesses can recover from disasters
NEW YORK - The video and photos of inundated businesses in New Orleans look painfully familiar to Thom Sehnert.

Businesses can recover from disasters

Could Fed take a break in interest-rate raising campaign?

Could Fed take a break in interest-rate raising campaign?
WASHINGTON - Conflicting economic risks that could emerge from Hurricane Katrina are putting Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and his central bank colleagues in a challenging spot.

Fuel for thought: biodiesel catches on

Fuel for thought: biodiesel catches on
Every few weeks, Etta Kantor goes to a Chinese restaurant and fills a couple of five-gallon pails with used cooking oil.

When will oil start running out?
VIENNA, Austria - Fact: World oil production will peak someday, and supplies will start running out. But when will the tipping point come - in years, decades, or a couple of months from now?

Nation's ski resorts aim for year-round business
COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. - A covered wooden bridge spans a sparkling creek spilling past the condominiums, T-shirt shops and restaurants that form the nucleus of this small community at the base of towering ski slopes.

Several minivans fare poorly in crash tests
WASHINGTON - Head restraints in some minivans inadequately protect people against neck injuries in rear-end crashes, the insurance industry said Sunday. Several automakers took issue with the latest test results.

Nation's ski resorts aim for year-round business
COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. - A covered wooden bridge spans a sparkling creek spilling past the condominiums, T-shirt shops and restaurants that form the nucleus of this small community at the base of towering ski slopes.

When will oil start running out?
VIENNA, Austria - Fact: World oil production will peak someday, and supplies will start running out. But when will the tipping point come - in years, decades, or a couple of months from now?

Several minivans fare poorly in crash tests

Several minivans fare poorly in crash tests
WASHINGTON - Head restraints in some minivans inadequately protect people against neck injuries in rear-end crashes, the insurance industry said Sunday. Several automakers took issue with the latest test results.

Investors wait for Fed's rate decision

Rhodes to close its doors
When three Rhodes Furniture trucks drove past her with "going out of business" signs, Jeannie Hill had a short response.

Rhodes to close its doors

Fuel for thought: biodiesel catches on
Every few weeks, Etta Kantor goes to a Chinese restaurant and fills a couple of five-gallon pails with used cooking oil.

Investors wait for Fed's rate decision
NEW YORK - Stocks plummeted Monday as heightened fears of another hurricane strike on the Gulf Coast sent oil prices racing past $67 a barrel and investors grew anxious about the Federal Reserve's upcoming interest-rate meeting.

Rhodes to close its doors
When three Rhodes Furniture trucks drove past her with "going out of business" signs, Jeannie Hill had a short response.

Could Fed take a break in interest-rate raising campaign?
WASHINGTON - Conflicting economic risks that could emerge from Hurricane Katrina are putting Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and his central bank colleagues in a challenging spot.

Clemson tight end has spleen removed
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson tight end Cole Downer had his spleen removed Saturday night, just hours after he was injured catching a 6-yard pass in the fourth quarter of the Tigers' 36-30 triple-overtime loss to Miami.

Clemson tight end has spleen removed

Clemson tight end has spleen removed
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson tight end Cole Downer had his spleen removed Saturday night, just hours after he was injured catching a 6-yard pass in the fourth quarter of the Tigers' 36-30 triple-overtime loss to Miami.

Vanderbilt finally on top looking down
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For decades, the Vanderbilt Commodores have been one of the worst teams in the country. Not this year.

USC stay at No. 1 in poll
Southern California's run at No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 reached a record-breaking level and Oklahoma, the team USC replaced in the top spot almost two years ago, was unranked for the first time since 1999.

USC stay at No. 1 in poll

Vanderbilt finally on top looking down

Vanderbilt finally on top looking down
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For decades, the Vanderbilt Commodores have been one of the worst teams in the country. Not this year.

USC stay at No. 1 in poll
Southern California's run at No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 reached a record-breaking level and Oklahoma, the team USC replaced in the top spot almost two years ago, was unranked for the first time since 1999.

Protein can help in battle of bulge
Low-calorie, low-fat, low-carb, slow foods - what's left? How about a high-protein, low-fat, moderate-carb diet - exactly what works, according to research. I was thinking of calling it the Platkin Diet: the "P" stands for protein, and the "L" stands for lean.

From a garden of chaos
The titan arum plant takes seven years to bloom - and even then gives off an unpleasant odor.

Roadblocks necessary?
Roads are crowded enough without police creating unnecessary traffic jams. If a just-completed federal study is correct, then tying up traffic is about all that law-enforcement agencies accomplish when they put up sobriety checkpoints.

A senseless crime
Why do vandals vandalize? There's no point to it. A thief is trying to get money, albeit illegally. The same is true with a robber. Even murder makes sense on some sick, twisted level - jealousy, hate, profit, passion.

A senseless crime

No Republican acceptable?
"If people can't vote for you, then I doubt they can vote for any Republican nominee."

Yahoo selling out users
How much is your soul worth? Ever thought of auctioning it on Ebay?

Yahoo selling out users

Roadblocks necessary?
Roads are crowded enough without police creating unnecessary traffic jams. If a just-completed federal study is correct, then tying up traffic is about all that law-enforcement agencies accomplish when they put up sobriety checkpoints.

No Republican acceptable?

From a garden of chaos
The titan arum plant takes seven years to bloom - and even then gives off an unpleasant odor.

From a garden of chaos

Roadblocks necessary?

A senseless crime
Why do vandals vandalize? There's no point to it. A thief is trying to get money, albeit illegally. The same is true with a robber. Even murder makes sense on some sick, twisted level - jealousy, hate, profit, passion.

No Republican acceptable?
"If people can't vote for you, then I doubt they can vote for any Republican nominee."

Yahoo selling out users
How much is your soul worth? Ever thought of auctioning it on Ebay?

The Laney legacy
One of our state's most significant historical figures in the field of education is receiving her just due today from the Georgia Historical Society.

The Laney legacy

The Laney legacy
One of our state's most significant historical figures in the field of education is receiving her just due today from the Georgia Historical Society.

'Lost' named best drama series, 'Everybody Loves Raymond' top comedy at Emmy Awards
LOS ANGELES - Everybody loved "Raymond" one more time at the Emmys, honoring the show Sunday as best comedy series for its final season and denying newcomer "Desperate Housewives." Another first-year hit, "Lost," won best drama honors.

Q&A on Google's book-scanning program
Q. Where is Google getting books to scan?

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Actress Tori Spelling and her husband are reportedly splitting after a year of marriage.

People in the News
SYDNEY, Australia - Russell Crowe is a big rugby fan, and now the Oscar-winning actor wants to buy a team.

'Lost' named best drama series, 'Everybody Loves Raymond' top comedy at Emmy Awards
LOS ANGELES - Everybody loved "Raymond" one more time at the Emmys, honoring the show Sunday as best comedy series for its final season and denying newcomer "Desperate Housewives." Another first-year hit, "Lost," won best drama honors.

'Survivor' winner pleads innocent to tax evasion
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Richard Hatch, who won $1 million on the first season of the reality show "Survivor," pleaded innocent Monday to charges that he failed to pay taxes on his winnings and other income.

Q&A on Google's book-scanning program
Q. Where is Google getting books to scan?

'Survivor' winner pleads innocent to tax evasion
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Richard Hatch, who won $1 million on the first season of the reality show "Survivor," pleaded innocent Monday to charges that he failed to pay taxes on his winnings and other income.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Actress Tori Spelling and her husband are reportedly splitting after a year of marriage.

People in the News
SYDNEY, Australia - Russell Crowe is a big rugby fan, and now the Oscar-winning actor wants to buy a team.

Hedge fund investors reminded of dangers

Buyer beware of cars damaged by Katrina flooding
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - In the market for a good used car? Watch out for vehicles that sat submerged for days in the flooded streets of New Orleans, Biloxi or other Gulf Coast cities ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Buyer beware of cars damaged by Katrina flooding
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - In the market for a good used car? Watch out for vehicles that sat submerged for days in the flooded streets of New Orleans, Biloxi or other Gulf Coast cities ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Hedge fund investors reminded of dangers
NEW YORK - Hedge fund implosions have become somewhat routine. Suddenly, the upbeat financial reports and bullish calls promoting stellar returns disappear, all correspondence stops, and the money is gone from investors' reach.

Buyer beware of cars damaged by Katrina flooding

Hedge fund investors reminded of dangers
NEW YORK - Hedge fund implosions have become somewhat routine. Suddenly, the upbeat financial reports and bullish calls promoting stellar returns disappear, all correspondence stops, and the money is gone from investors' reach.

Ball diagnosed with meningitis
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech quarterback Reggie Ball has viral meningitis, but could play against Virginia Tech later this week, head coach Chan Gailey said Sunday.

Ball diagnosed with meningitis
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech quarterback Reggie Ball has viral meningitis, but could play against Virginia Tech later this week, head coach Chan Gailey said Sunday.

Ball diagnosed with meningitis

Granddaughter's nearly perfect at 13

Campbell wins World Match Play
VIRGINIA WATER, England - U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell won the World Match Play Championship on Sunday, defeating Paul McGinley 2 and 1 in the final by capitalizing on his opponent's errors in the closing holes.

Sorenstam repeats at Hammons Classic
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Annika Sorenstam hopes her second straight victory at the John Q. Hammons Classic is a springboard to another strong finish to the season.

Gore stands up to last-day pressure

Gore stands up to last-day pressure
FARMINGTON, Pa. - Jason Gore stood up to an excellent late-season field, and to the very pressure that wilted him three months ago at the U.S. Open. Most of all, he stood up to Sunday.

Campbell wins World Match Play

Campbell wins World Match Play
VIRGINIA WATER, England - U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell won the World Match Play Championship on Sunday, defeating Paul McGinley 2 and 1 in the final by capitalizing on his opponent's errors in the closing holes.

Sorenstam repeats at Hammons Classic

Sorenstam repeats at Hammons Classic
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Annika Sorenstam hopes her second straight victory at the John Q. Hammons Classic is a springboard to another strong finish to the season.

Gore stands up to last-day pressure
FARMINGTON, Pa. - Jason Gore stood up to an excellent late-season field, and to the very pressure that wilted him three months ago at the U.S. Open. Most of all, he stood up to Sunday.

Prep football power poll

Fuller steals the showdown in focus

Fuller steals the showdown in focus
South Aiken quarterback Calvin Fuller. Fuller has out-Coco'd Strom Thurmond's electric playmaker Coco Hillary with his feet at the quarterback position in recent weeks.

Fuller steals the showdown in focus
South Aiken quarterback Calvin Fuller. Fuller has out-Coco'd Strom Thurmond's electric playmaker Coco Hillary with his feet at the quarterback position in recent weeks.

Prep football power poll
The area's top 10 prep football teams after the fifth week of the season as voted on by members of The Augusta Chronicle and WJBF NewsChannel 6 sports departments, plus selected other media outlets around the area.

Prep football power poll
The area's top 10 prep football teams after the fifth week of the season as voted on by members of The Augusta Chronicle and WJBF NewsChannel 6 sports departments, plus selected other media outlets around the area.

Bondra signs with Atlanta

Bondra signs with Atlanta
ATLANTA - Unrestricted free agent Peter Bondra signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Thrashers on Sunday.

Bondra signs with Atlanta
ATLANTA - Unrestricted free agent Peter Bondra signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Thrashers on Sunday.

Long hair looked better when it was closer to my head
Hairstyles comes and hairstyles go. But lately, I've noticed, they don't go as fast as I would like.

Long hair looked better when it was closer to my head
Hairstyles comes and hairstyles go. But lately, I've noticed, they don't go as fast as I would like.

Voter turnout for special election is light
Richmond County elections officials said this morning no problems had been reported and turnout was expectedly light as voters came to the polls in a special election to fill the 22nd District state Senate seat.

Fire burns wood warehouse in Augusta
Authorities say it will take a while to determine why the large warehouse of a wood refinishing business off of Gordon Highway caught fire early this morning.

Georgia's voting-ID law challenged
ATLANTA -- The law requiring Georgia voters to present a photo ID when they request ballots in person is the subject of a lawsuit announced Monday by a diverse coalition of organizations.

Augusta Commission fills District 7 seat
Augusta C ommission selected the treasurer of the Richmond County Republican Party to fill the commission's District 7 seat today.

Who knows where Hillary stands?
Even though I'm a registered Republican, I really see no peril in store for our nation should a Democrat ascend to the presidency in 2008.Gene Rickaby, Martinez

Party of inaction just heaps blame

Blame environmentalists about gas
Let's clarify the issue of gas prices and shortages. The price of gasoline is dictated by supply and demand. John Petrozello, Martinez

Selfish attitudes perpetuate woes

Blame environmentalists about gas

Let's clean up, plan ahead wisely
The storm that hit the Gulf Coast seems to be a trend of future storms. Recent information indicates that global warming is a fact, and shorelines are receding.Michael Ferguson, Augusta

Let's clean up, plan ahead wisely
The storm that hit the Gulf Coast seems to be a trend of future storms. Recent information indicates that global warming is a fact, and shorelines are receding.Michael Ferguson, Augusta

Selfish attitudes perpetuate woes
The Sept. 3 letter from Dr. John Maben ("Uncle Toms impede genuine progress") underscored the reason there are racial problems in our community.Mitch Courson, Augusta

Party of inaction just heaps blame
Lowell Greenbaum reared his head again as a representative of the Democratic Party, claiming the current administration is responsible for the events following Hurricane Katrina ("Response to Katrina was far too sluggish," Sept. 8).Gary P. Bolick, Augusta

Intelligent design debate divisive
I can't apply the term "debate" to the raging controversy over the relative merits of evolutionary theory and the concept of intelligent design (meaning God did it) because this issue stirs wild passions, and has the power to turn reasonably sane adults into drool-flecked screamers. Richard E. Hogue, Grovetown

Who knows where Hillary stands?

Democrats have been downright despicable

Let's clean up, plan ahead wisely

Who knows where Hillary stands?
Even though I'm a registered Republican, I really see no peril in store for our nation should a Democrat ascend to the presidency in 2008.Gene Rickaby, Martinez

Party of inaction just heaps blame
Lowell Greenbaum reared his head again as a representative of the Democratic Party, claiming the current administration is responsible for the events following Hurricane Katrina ("Response to Katrina was far too sluggish," Sept. 8).Gary P. Bolick, Augusta

Democrats have been downright despicable
Democrats and the network media elites have hit an all-time-low. Rapper extraordinaire Kanye West charged that President George W. Bush does not like "black people," and author Anne Rice blames the federal government for not helping enough with Katrina relief. Lee Benedict, Augusta

Blame environmentalists about gas
Let's clarify the issue of gas prices and shortages. The price of gasoline is dictated by supply and demand. John Petrozello, Martinez

Intelligent design debate divisive

Selfish attitudes perpetuate woes
The Sept. 3 letter from Dr. John Maben ("Uncle Toms impede genuine progress") underscored the reason there are racial problems in our community.Mitch Courson, Augusta

Democrats have been downright despicable
Democrats and the network media elites have hit an all-time-low. Rapper extraordinaire Kanye West charged that President George W. Bush does not like "black people," and author Anne Rice blames the federal government for not helping enough with Katrina relief. Lee Benedict, Augusta

Intelligent design debate divisive
I can't apply the term "debate" to the raging controversy over the relative merits of evolutionary theory and the concept of intelligent design (meaning God did it) because this issue stirs wild passions, and has the power to turn reasonably sane adults into drool-flecked screamers. Richard E. Hogue, Grovetown

Apple's iPod Nano packs a big punch

New scrubbers, wands work like magic on chores

Study: Overweight people with high blood pressure are at risk

'Wearable' is a welcome buzzword after Fashion Week

Anime thrives on videogame consoles, too

Seniors Calendar

Cell phones: Not just voice mail anymore

Living briefs

Techbits: Auto gadgets, Chinese figures and more

Study challenges standard for treating heart attacks

Health and fitness calendar

Service lets you pay for stuff with your cell phone

Cell phones: Not just voice mail anymore
SAN FRANCISCO - Forget voice calls. They're oh so retro. That cell phone in your pocket is well on its way to becoming a remote control for your life.

Study challenges standard for treating heart attacks
BOSTON - In a study colliding with established practice, recovery from small heart attacks went just as well when doctors gave drugs time to work as when they favored quick vessel-clearing procedures.

'Wearable' is a welcome buzzword after Fashion Week
NEW YORK - The buzz about spring fashion is that there are a lot of choices. Wearable choices.

Cell phones: Not just voice mail anymore
SAN FRANCISCO - Forget voice calls. They're oh so retro. That cell phone in your pocket is well on its way to becoming a remote control for your life.

'Wearable' is a welcome buzzword after Fashion Week
NEW YORK - The buzz about spring fashion is that there are a lot of choices. Wearable choices.

Service lets you pay for stuff with your cell phone
BOSTON - The logic is solid behind MobileLime, a new service designed to let you leave your wallet at home - or at least some of the cards in it - and instead use your cell phone to buy things.

Living briefs
New parents or those about to have a child can win a $25,000 Discover Network Gift Card or other prizes in the Similac Gives Mom Credit sweepstakes.

Apple's iPod Nano packs a big punch
Ever since Apple Computer Inc. jumped into the music player business with the original iPod in 2001, the rest of the consumer electronics industry has been playing catch-up. So far, nobody has come close in terms of coolness or sales.

Study: Overweight people with high blood pressure are at risk
If you are overweight, new research shows how important it is to control your blood pressure besides trying to lose those extra pounds.

Apple's iPod Nano packs a big punch
Ever since Apple Computer Inc. jumped into the music player business with the original iPod in 2001, the rest of the consumer electronics industry has been playing catch-up. So far, nobody has come close in terms of coolness or sales.

Seniors Calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

New scrubbers, wands work like magic on chores
Cleaning shouldn't be a chore. If manufacturers and homeowners continue to have their way, it never will be again.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Anime thrives on videogame consoles, too
After decades on the fringes of American culture, anime - that uniquely Japanese form of animation - is everywhere. From the Cartoon Network to manga books to the Academy Awards (where Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away" snatched an Oscar a few years ago), Japanese animation is becoming almost as familiar as the American kind.

Techbits: Auto gadgets, Chinese figures and more
With digital music players becoming more ubiquitous, Volkswagen AG is offering a stereo component that lets motorists plug in all manner of portable digital players - not just iPods - and manage their tunes and podcasts on a dashboard display.

Living briefs
New parents or those about to have a child can win a $25,000 Discover Network Gift Card or other prizes in the Similac Gives Mom Credit sweepstakes.

Anime thrives on videogame consoles, too
After decades on the fringes of American culture, anime - that uniquely Japanese form of animation - is everywhere. From the Cartoon Network to manga books to the Academy Awards (where Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away" snatched an Oscar a few years ago), Japanese animation is becoming almost as familiar as the American kind.

Seniors Calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

Service lets you pay for stuff with your cell phone
BOSTON - The logic is solid behind MobileLime, a new service designed to let you leave your wallet at home - or at least some of the cards in it - and instead use your cell phone to buy things.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Techbits: Auto gadgets, Chinese figures and more
With digital music players becoming more ubiquitous, Volkswagen AG is offering a stereo component that lets motorists plug in all manner of portable digital players - not just iPods - and manage their tunes and podcasts on a dashboard display.

Study challenges standard for treating heart attacks
BOSTON - In a study colliding with established practice, recovery from small heart attacks went just as well when doctors gave drugs time to work as when they favored quick vessel-clearing procedures.

Study: Overweight people with high blood pressure are at risk
If you are overweight, new research shows how important it is to control your blood pressure besides trying to lose those extra pounds.

New scrubbers, wands work like magic on chores
Cleaning shouldn't be a chore. If manufacturers and homeowners continue to have their way, it never will be again.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Jail is hundreds over federal limit
ATLANTA - The Fulton County Jail on Friday was several hundred inmates over a proposed federal agreement to ease overcrowding, with no immediate solution to the problem in sight.

Across South Carolina

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Company helps out in disaster
GARDEN CITY, Ga. - A Georgia water-purification company is helping to supply clean water to the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast.

Parents saving time, money
Carpooling has picked up nationally as gas prices have risen.

Parents saving time, money

Kid of the Day

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - Authorities say a 61-year-old North Charleston man was killed when a driver ran a red light and hit him.

Shot aims to protect babies

13-month-old wins $10,000 in drawing for scholarship
Watch out Clemson University, here she comes - in about 17 years, that is.

Master teacher role discussed

Record turnout simmering for this year's Big Pig Jig
VIENNA, Ga. - For more than two decades, Stanley Gambrell, of Vienna, has donned the same hat, tie and suspenders the first weekend in October.

The week ahead
CHORALE AUDITIONS: The Augusta Chorale will hold auditions for its 2005-06 season at 6:30 p.m. today and Sept. 26 at the Paine College Chapel on Druid Park Avenue. Participants are asked to bring a prepared piece. For more information, call 738-0746.

Jail is hundreds over federal limit

Neighborhood leader focuses on community
AIKEN - Aiken resident Betty Myers might think twice before she goes out of town.

Across Georgia

New voter ID law is challenged in court

The week ahead

Special election is today

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Jantzen Smith, 10, of Augusta.

Council reverses speed-limit ruling

Educators fear cuts will become permanent
ATLANTA - For several years now, an obscure line buried in the state budget has had a massive impact on classrooms in Georgia, educators say.

Across Georgia

Parents saving time, money
Carpooling has picked up nationally as gas prices have risen.

Court refuses appeal for Taliaferro landfill

13-month-old wins $10,000 in drawing for scholarship
Watch out Clemson University, here she comes - in about 17 years, that is.

Cost of fuel hinders air show

Tucker says county has flood plan in place
It happened shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, and Pam Tucker says she's hearing it again because of Hurricane Katrina: People are asking questions about Thurmond Dam.

Across the Southeast

Arena talk is tabled for now
The idea of an arena in Columbia County has taken a back seat for at least a year. Some, though, say it likely will be even longer before such a development moves forward in the county.

Across the area

Educators fear cuts will become permanent

Public shares views on plan

Professor inspires Medicaid fix

New Orleans student gets aid at MCG

Marker will tell Laney's legacy

Woodpecker Trail serves as interstate alternative

Neighborhood leader focuses on community

Across South Carolina

Aid for hurricane victims

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area
An employee of the Family Dollar store on Peach Orchard Road in Augusta told police an armed man hid in the store's stockroom and then robbed the store after closing.

Aiken County's top teacher named

Survival has become the goal as group's troubles continue
COLUMBIA - The once influential Christian Coalition has struggled to raise money and pay its bills, but the group's executive director says it will survive.

Georgia donors help feed picky pandas

Company helps out in disaster
GARDEN CITY, Ga. - A Georgia water-purification company is helping to supply clean water to the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast.

News you can use

Aid for hurricane victims
Evacuees should call the United Way's 211 for assistance. For information about housing, call (800) 621-FEMA.

Parents charged after children found alone

Marker will tell Laney's legacy
The Georgia Historical Society will honor one of Augusta's premier educators with a historical marker Tuesday.

Across the Southeast
MONTGOMERY, ALA. - Waste Management has canceled plans to develop a landfill along a historic trail that commemorates the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March.

Tucker says county has flood plan in place
It happened shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, and Pam Tucker says she's hearing it again because of Hurricane Katrina: People are asking questions about Thurmond Dam.

Across South Carolina
WEST COLUMBIA - Circuit Judge Marc Westbrook has been remembered as a great judge who took time for everyone who entered his courtroom.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - Authorities say a 61-year-old North Charleston man was killed when a driver ran a red light and hit him.

Across Georgia
MACON - A Mercer University law student shot and killed a man who broke into his home, police said.

Families form bond in wake of Katrina
ROSWELL, Ga. - The latest addition to all the family photos on display in Brenda Moreshead's living room is obvious.

Across the area
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld the murder conviction of a Burke County man.

Educators fear cuts will become permanent
ATLANTA - For several years now, an obscure line buried in the state budget has had a massive impact on classrooms in Georgia, educators say.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Parents charged after children found alone
Police arrested a man and a woman Monday after they left their 3-month-old and 2-year-old sons alone on an Olde Town street corner at about 2 a.m., officials said.

News you can use
MULTISTATE TAX SEMINAR: A Multistate Tax Seminar, presented by Serotta, Maddocks, Evans and Co., CPAs, will be held at 5 p.m. in the Morris Museum of Art auditorium, 1 10th St. For reservations, call 722-5337.

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Kid of the Day
Christos Perry is today's Kid of the Day.

Special election is today
If you live in Augusta, chances are you can vote in today's election to decide who will represent Georgia Senate District 22.

New voter ID law is challenged in court
ATLANTA - On the eve of more than 30 special elections across the state, a coalition of public-interest groups and political organizations filed a lawsuit Monday challenging a new requirement that Georgians show a photo ID before casting their ballots.

Arena talk is tabled for now

Master teacher role discussed
Master teachers and academic coaches were established by the Georgia General Assembly last legislative session, but what exactly they are is still being worked out.

Families form bond in wake of Katrina

Court refuses appeal for Taliaferro landfill
Georgia's Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal by developers hoping to establish a controversial landfill in Taliaferro County.

13-month-old wins $10,000 in drawing for scholarship

Public shares views on plan
What makes a park a park was the topic of discussion at a public hearing Monday night in Evans.

Tucker says county has flood plan in place

Aiken County's top teacher named
AIKEN - Art Lader knew he was among the top four candidates for Aiken County Teacher of the Year, but when his name was called for the top honor Monday night, the Aiken High School German teacher's mouth dropped open.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Council reverses speed-limit ruling
NORTH AUGUSTA - The city council put the brakes Monday on a resolution to set a speed limit for cyclists and skaters on the Greeneway Trail System.

Across the area

Shot aims to protect babies
Emily Anne Bartenfeld's life is starting to converge. As she learns about how the immune system works, she also got an experimental shot that might one day protect her baby from a common bacteria.

Record turnout simmering for this year's Big Pig Jig

Cost of fuel hinders air show
Sky-high fuel prices are forcing organizers of this year's Boshears Fly-in to tweak the types and numbers of planes at the long-running annual event.

Survival has become the goal as group's troubles continue

Parents charged after children found alone
Police arrested a man and a woman Monday after they left their 3-month-old and 2-year-old sons alone on an Olde Town street corner at about 2 a.m., officials said.

Kid of the Day

Georgia donors help feed picky pandas
When Zoo Atlanta's giant pandas get hungry, it takes more than driving to a nearby grocery store. It takes driving around the state.

Five questions with Anthony Carter

Woodpecker Trail serves as interstate alternative
Getting a feel for Georgia's true character is impossible at 80 mph, Georgia's governor said Monday.

Across Georgia
KENNESAW - Police recruit Tara Marie Drummond was given a police funeral with full honors Saturday.

New Orleans student gets aid at MCG
Muhammad Irfan Ali got back to research Monday but in a place hundreds of miles from his New Orleans lab.

The week ahead
CHORALE AUDITIONS: The Augusta Chorale will hold auditions for its 2005-06 season at 6:30 p.m. today and Sept. 26 at the Paine College Chapel on Druid Park Avenue. Participants are asked to bring a prepared piece. For more information, call 738-0746.

Special election is today
If you live in Augusta, chances are you can vote in today's election to decide who will represent Georgia Senate District 22.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld the murder conviction of a Burke County man.

Record turnout simmering for this year's Big Pig Jig
VIENNA, Ga. - For more than two decades, Stanley Gambrell, of Vienna, has donned the same hat, tie and suspenders the first weekend in October.

Across South Carolina
WEST COLUMBIA - Circuit Judge Marc Westbrook has been remembered as a great judge who took time for everyone who entered his courtroom.

Marker will tell Laney's legacy
The Georgia Historical Society will honor one of Augusta's premier educators with a historical marker Tuesday.

Across Georgia
MACON - A Mercer University law student shot and killed a man who broke into his home, police said.

Families form bond in wake of Katrina
ROSWELL, Ga. - The latest addition to all the family photos on display in Brenda Moreshead's living room is obvious.

News you can use
MULTISTATE TAX SEMINAR: A Multistate Tax Seminar, presented by Serotta, Maddocks, Evans and Co., CPAs, will be held at 5 p.m. in the Morris Museum of Art auditorium, 1 10th St. For reservations, call 722-5337.

Professor inspires Medicaid fix
COLUMBIA - The architect for overhauling South Carolina's Medicaid program is an associate finance professor at a Cleveland State University think tank who says people want all the health insurance that someone can afford to buy for them.

New voter ID law is challenged in court
ATLANTA - On the eve of more than 30 special elections across the state, a coalition of public-interest groups and political organizations filed a lawsuit Monday challenging a new requirement that Georgians show a photo ID before casting their ballots.

Five questions with Anthony Carter
Anthony Carter, 27, an Augusta native, has been creating jewelry since he was 14 years old. At Arts in the Heart of Augusta this weekend, he ran two booths under the name Nature's Effects.

Georgia donors help feed picky pandas
When Zoo Atlanta's giant pandas get hungry, it takes more than driving to a nearby grocery store. It takes driving around the state.

Five questions with Anthony Carter
Anthony Carter, 27, an Augusta native, has been creating jewelry since he was 14 years old. At Arts in the Heart of Augusta this weekend, he ran two booths under the name Nature's Effects.

Council reverses speed-limit ruling
NORTH AUGUSTA - The city council put the brakes Monday on a resolution to set a speed limit for cyclists and skaters on the Greeneway Trail System.

Neighborhood leader focuses on community
AIKEN - Aiken resident Betty Myers might think twice before she goes out of town.

Aiken County's top teacher named
AIKEN - Art Lader knew he was among the top four candidates for Aiken County Teacher of the Year, but when his name was called for the top honor Monday night, the Aiken High School German teacher's mouth dropped open.

Arena talk is tabled for now
The idea of an arena in Columbia County has taken a back seat for at least a year. Some, though, say it likely will be even longer before such a development moves forward in the county.

Public shares views on plan
What makes a park a park was the topic of discussion at a public hearing Monday night in Evans.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Jantzen Smith, 10, of Augusta.

Across the area
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld the murder conviction of a Burke County man.

Professor inspires Medicaid fix
COLUMBIA - The architect for overhauling South Carolina's Medicaid program is an associate finance professor at a Cleveland State University think tank who says people want all the health insurance that someone can afford to buy for them.

Court refuses appeal for Taliaferro landfill
Georgia's Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal by developers hoping to establish a controversial landfill in Taliaferro County.

Across Georgia
KENNESAW - Police recruit Tara Marie Drummond was given a police funeral with full honors Saturday.

Kid of the Day
Christos Perry is today's Kid of the Day.

Aid for hurricane victims
Evacuees should call the United Way's 211 for assistance. For information about housing, call (800) 621-FEMA.

Master teacher role discussed
Master teachers and academic coaches were established by the Georgia General Assembly last legislative session, but what exactly they are is still being worked out.

Jail is hundreds over federal limit
ATLANTA - The Fulton County Jail on Friday was several hundred inmates over a proposed federal agreement to ease overcrowding, with no immediate solution to the problem in sight.

Shot aims to protect babies
Emily Anne Bartenfeld's life is starting to converge. As she learns about how the immune system works, she also got an experimental shot that might one day protect her baby from a common bacteria.

Survival has become the goal as group's troubles continue
COLUMBIA - The once influential Christian Coalition has struggled to raise money and pay its bills, but the group's executive director says it will survive.

New Orleans student gets aid at MCG
Muhammad Irfan Ali got back to research Monday but in a place hundreds of miles from his New Orleans lab.

Across the area
An employee of the Family Dollar store on Peach Orchard Road in Augusta told police an armed man hid in the store's stockroom and then robbed the store after closing.

Woodpecker Trail serves as interstate alternative
Getting a feel for Georgia's true character is impossible at 80 mph, Georgia's governor said Monday.

Cost of fuel hinders air show
Sky-high fuel prices are forcing organizers of this year's Boshears Fly-in to tweak the types and numbers of planes at the long-running annual event.

Company helps out in disaster

Granddaughter's nearly perfect at 13
Our eldest grandchild has just turned 13. No longer a tween, Kelsey is a real-life, full-fledged, hormone-toting, all-knowing, card-carrying teenager.

Granddaughter's nearly perfect at 13
Our eldest grandchild has just turned 13. No longer a tween, Kelsey is a real-life, full-fledged, hormone-toting, all-knowing, card-carrying teenager.

Cronenberg's 'A History of Violence' entertains
TORONTO - David Cronenberg is about as scary as Santa Claus. His films are another matter.

'Heaven' tops box office

'Heaven' tops box office
LOS ANGELES - Heaven beat the devil at the box office this weekend.

'Heaven' tops box office
LOS ANGELES - Heaven beat the devil at the box office this weekend.

Cronenberg's 'A History of Violence' entertains
TORONTO - David Cronenberg is about as scary as Santa Claus. His films are another matter.

Cronenberg's 'A History of Violence' entertains

Q&A: Damian Marley on roots, Rasta and reggaeton

Q&A: Damian Marley on roots, Rasta and reggaeton
NEW YORK - Being an icon's son isn't easy. Yet Damian Marley is doing just fine. The son of Bob is leading reggae back to its roots with his enthralling summer anthem, "Welcome To Jamrock," and new album.

Q&A: Damian Marley on roots, Rasta and reggaeton
NEW YORK - Being an icon's son isn't easy. Yet Damian Marley is doing just fine. The son of Bob is leading reggae back to its roots with his enthralling summer anthem, "Welcome To Jamrock," and new album.

Newman wins a thriller
LOUDON, N.H. - Television ratings might prove otherwise, but Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart did their part in reviving interest in the Chase for the Championship on Sunday at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Drivers facing penalties
LOUDON, N.H. - Retaliation came in several forms Sunday during the Sylvania 300. Now it's NASCAR's turn to retaliate as well.

Drivers facing penalties
LOUDON, N.H. - Retaliation came in several forms Sunday during the Sylvania 300. Now it's NASCAR's turn to retaliate as well.

Newman wins a thriller

Newman wins a thriller
LOUDON, N.H. - Television ratings might prove otherwise, but Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart did their part in reviving interest in the Chase for the Championship on Sunday at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Gordon, Kahne fined for New Hampshire outbursts
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kasey Kahne and Robby Gordon avoided suspensions Monday when NASCAR instead fined both drivers for road-rage incidents in New Hampshire.

Top racing family opens the attic
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - When one family wins the Indianapolis 500 a whopping nine times, there's bound to be plenty of souvenirs in the attic.

Gordon, Kahne fined for New Hampshire outbursts

Top racing family opens the attic

Top racing family opens the attic
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - When one family wins the Indianapolis 500 a whopping nine times, there's bound to be plenty of souvenirs in the attic.

Gordon, Kahne fined for New Hampshire outbursts
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kasey Kahne and Robby Gordon avoided suspensions Monday when NASCAR instead fined both drivers for road-rage incidents in New Hampshire.

Drivers facing penalties

NBA unveils minor-league team affiliations

NBA unveils minor-league team affiliations
NEW YORK - C.J. Miles learned Monday that Albuquerque, N.M., may be his detour destination if the road to the Utah Jazz includes a stint in the minor leagues.

NBA unveils minor-league team affiliations
NEW YORK - C.J. Miles learned Monday that Albuquerque, N.M., may be his detour destination if the road to the Utah Jazz includes a stint in the minor leagues.

T.O. put on quite a show

Panthers top Pats in Super Bowl rematch

Seahawks' flight plan gains a win

Redskins score late for victory

Game puts relief effort in spotlight

Falcons watching Vick's hamstring

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Mrs. Sara Alice Ward    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Avery Isaac Willis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Julian Braddock    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ottie D. Guion    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Destiny Chanel Garris    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Jessie Gibbons    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Mitchell    (SPRINGFIELD, VA)

Mr. William H. Holden, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nolan R. Eubanks    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. David James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nicholus Woodring    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert King    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Moore    (RAYTOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Doug Longino    (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mr. Julian Braddock    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Love    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Price    (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. James G. Swift    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Holden, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles N. Thomas    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Norma Gross Shaw    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia West    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Frankie Bryant Black    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Nicholus Woodring    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Antonio Arcelay    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Bentley    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Charles N. Thomas    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Bynes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles N. Thomas    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Laurie Bowman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Holden, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Benjamin R. Brown    (DAVIDSON, N.C.)

Mrs. Frankie Bryant Black    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Col. Curtis E. Dodson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Haiwaither T. Bates    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Col. Curtis E. Dodson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Prince, Jr.    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. William B. Dunn    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Moore    (RAYTOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie Gibbons    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Miss Julia Mae Morton    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ottie D. Guion    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Harden    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Miss Karen Holdeman    (MOUNDRIDGE, KS)

Mr. James Jackson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. William H. Holden, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Destiny Chanel Garris    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. David James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Teresa Chambers    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Robert King    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Benjamin R. Brown    (DAVIDSON, N.C.)

Mr. Doug Longino    (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Miss Haiwaither T. Bates    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Love    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Alice Ward    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. James G. Swift    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Upton Smith    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Charles N. Thomas    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Merian Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Karen Holdeman    (MOUNDRIDGE, KS)

Mrs. Nelle Smith    (CAMILLA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Bynes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Price    (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia West    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Rebecca Mitchell    (SPRINGFIELD, VA)

Mr. William H. Holden, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ottie D. Guion    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Avery Isaac Willis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James G. Swift    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laurie Bowman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Harden    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Bentley    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Norma Gross Shaw    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Nicholus Woodring    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nolan R. Eubanks    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Upton Smith    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Benjamin R. Brown    (DAVIDSON, N.C.)

Mr. Charles N. Thomas    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Teresa Chambers    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Merian Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Antonio Arcelay    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Nicholus Woodring    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Benjamin R. Brown    (DAVIDSON, N.C.)

Mrs. Nelle Smith    (CAMILLA, Ga.)

Mr. James G. Swift    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Julia Mae Morton    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ottie D. Guion (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Julian Braddock (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Nicholus Woodring (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William B. Dunn (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Nelle Smith (CAMILLA, Ga.)

Mr. David James (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Moore (RAYTOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie Gibbons (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James G. Swift (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Bynes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Merian Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Col. Curtis E. Dodson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Antonio Arcelay (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Ottie D. Guion (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Harden (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Bentley (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Mitchell (SPRINGFIELD, VA)

Mrs. Sarah Love (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Benjamin R. Brown (DAVIDSON, N.C.)

Mr. Charles N. Thomas (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Price (KITE, Ga.)

Miss Karen Holdeman (MOUNDRIDGE, KS)

Mrs. Mary Upton Smith (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mrs. Laurie Bowman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Doug Longino (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mrs. Patricia West (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Benjamin R. Brown (DAVIDSON, N.C.)

Mr. Robert King (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Holden, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles N. Thomas (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Miss Haiwaither T. Bates (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frankie Bryant Black (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Teresa Chambers (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. James Jackson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Norma Gross Shaw (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Nolan R. Eubanks (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Destiny Chanel Garris (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James G. Swift (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Avery Isaac Willis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Alice Ward (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Holden, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Prince, Jr. (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Nicholus Woodring (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Julia Mae Morton (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Cambiaso leads team to victory

Overtime

Cycling body denies accusations over leak

Overtime

Cambiaso leads team to victory
AIKEN - Adolfo Cambiaso stood next to the presentation platform and patiently filled every autograph request from the children and adults who lined up at New Bridge Polo and Country Club.

Cycling body denies accusations over leak
AIGLE, Switzerland - Cycling's governing body denied that its president supplied a French sports newspaper with documents used to accuse Lance Armstrong of doping at the 1999 Tour de France.

Overtime
In Parsippany, N.J., a high school football game was postponed after a parent threatened one of the coaches for benching his son.

Overtime
In Florence, S.C., USC Aiken shot a collective 18-under par over 36 holes to jump to an 11-shot lead over a Division I field at the 21st Raines Development Group Intercollegiate.

Overtime
In Florence, S.C., USC Aiken shot a collective 18-under par over 36 holes to jump to an 11-shot lead over a Division I field at the 21st Raines Development Group Intercollegiate.

Cambiaso leads team to victory
AIKEN - Adolfo Cambiaso stood next to the presentation platform and patiently filled every autograph request from the children and adults who lined up at New Bridge Polo and Country Club.

Overtime
In Parsippany, N.J., a high school football game was postponed after a parent threatened one of the coaches for benching his son.

Cycling body denies accusations over leak
AIGLE, Switzerland - Cycling's governing body denied that its president supplied a French sports newspaper with documents used to accuse Lance Armstrong of doping at the 1999 Tour de France.

Panthers top Pats in Super Bowl rematch
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It was no Super Bowl reprise because neither team played that well. Instead, the Carolina Panthers did just enough to hand the New England Patriots a 27-17 loss.

Redskins score late for victory
IRVING, Texas - As much as the Washington Redskins would've settled for any kind of victory over the Dallas Cowboys, this one was especially sweet.

Game puts relief effort in spotlight
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The New Orleans Saints were to play their first home game Monday night in a stadium more than 1,000 miles from Louisiana, sharing the spotlight with jazz greats and ex-presidents united to bring relief to the battered Gulf Coast.

Falcons watching Vick's hamstring
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - With the game hanging in the balance, Michael Vick headed to the sideline. He ripped off his helmet and slung it to the ground, fully aware that his day was over.

Seahawks' flight plan gains a win
SEATTLE - Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora looked around the visitors' locker room at Qwest Field and asked himself: Who are these guys?

T.O. put on quite a show
PHILADELPHIA - Terrell Owens gave Andy Reid an earful on the sideline, trying to persuade the coach to call his number one more time.

Seahawks' flight plan gains a win
SEATTLE - Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora looked around the visitors' locker room at Qwest Field and asked himself: Who are these guys?

Panthers top Pats in Super Bowl rematch
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It was no Super Bowl reprise because neither team played that well. Instead, the Carolina Panthers did just enough to hand the New England Patriots a 27-17 loss.

Falcons watching Vick's hamstring
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - With the game hanging in the balance, Michael Vick headed to the sideline. He ripped off his helmet and slung it to the ground, fully aware that his day was over.

Redskins score late for victory
IRVING, Texas - As much as the Washington Redskins would've settled for any kind of victory over the Dallas Cowboys, this one was especially sweet.

Game puts relief effort in spotlight
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The New Orleans Saints were to play their first home game Monday night in a stadium more than 1,000 miles from Louisiana, sharing the spotlight with jazz greats and ex-presidents united to bring relief to the battered Gulf Coast.

T.O. put on quite a show
PHILADELPHIA - Terrell Owens gave Andy Reid an earful on the sideline, trying to persuade the coach to call his number one more time.

Katrina made TV and its audience see the underclass
NEW YORK - Katrina introduced the nation's Haves to the sight of its Have-nots.

Reporting on storm's horrors changes TV journalists
NEW YORK - Jeanne Meserve is haunted by voices in the dark pleading for help. John Roberts won't forget the woman whose husband of 53 years died at her feet.

What if the Three Stooges had been cats
LOS ANGELES - Children everywhere recognize his voice. His face they never see.

'Invasion' clings to family themes in hurricane aftermath
BURBANK, Calif. - The sunlight was bright as Shaun Cassidy drove a golf cart across the Warner Bros. studio lot.

Reporting on storm's horrors changes TV journalists
NEW YORK - Jeanne Meserve is haunted by voices in the dark pleading for help. John Roberts won't forget the woman whose husband of 53 years died at her feet.

'Invasion' clings to family themes in hurricane aftermath
BURBANK, Calif. - The sunlight was bright as Shaun Cassidy drove a golf cart across the Warner Bros. studio lot.

What if the Three Stooges had been cats

What if the Three Stooges had been cats
LOS ANGELES - Children everywhere recognize his voice. His face they never see.

Katrina made TV and its audience see the underclass

Katrina made TV and its audience see the underclass
NEW YORK - Katrina introduced the nation's Haves to the sight of its Have-nots.

Reporting on storm's horrors changes TV journalists

'Invasion' clings to family themes in hurricane aftermath

Q&A on Google's book-scanning program

'Lost' named best drama series, 'Everybody Loves Raymond' top comedy at Emmy Awards

People in the News

People in the News

'Survivor' winner pleads innocent to tax evasion

Richt: Win not so ugly after all
ATHENS, Ga. - Following Saturday's win over Louisiana-Monroe that looked pretty only on the scoreboard, Georgia coach Mark Richt said, "I'm trying to decide whether to be happy or sad."

Richt: Win not so ugly after all
ATHENS, Ga. - Following Saturday's win over Louisiana-Monroe that looked pretty only on the scoreboard, Georgia coach Mark Richt said, "I'm trying to decide whether to be happy or sad."

Richt: Win not so ugly after all

Xtreme calendar

Proceed with caution in online relationship
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I met this boy on a chat line and he said he loves me and everything. Should I talk to him?

Xtreme calendar
GRIDIRON MATCHUPS include these Georgia games: Burke County at Butler; Glenn Hills at Cross Creek; Thomson at Harlem; Hephzibah at Academy of Richmond County and Greenbrier playing host to Lakeside, all at 7:30 p.m. In South Carolina: Greenwood travels to Aiken and Silver Bluff plays at Strom Thurmond, both at 8 p.m. Contact schools for ticket prices.

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Question of the week

Gas prices easier to overcome than devastation of Katrina
Three days after Hurricane Katrina blasted ashore in the Gulf Coast, I was talking with some of my swim team members before practice. Amid talk of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, a panic seemed to go through the Augusta Aquatic Center. People were saying, "The guy on the radio just said that Swainsboro just ran out of gas!"

Experience in Scotland is beyond mere words
So, how was your experience in Scotland?

The 4-1-1
Think you're business-savvy? Like all successful business people, you have to start somewhere.

Gas prices easier to overcome than devastation of Katrina

Experience in Scotland is beyond mere words
So, how was your experience in Scotland?

The 4-1-1

Xtreme calendar
GRIDIRON MATCHUPS include these Georgia games: Burke County at Butler; Glenn Hills at Cross Creek; Thomson at Harlem; Hephzibah at Academy of Richmond County and Greenbrier playing host to Lakeside, all at 7:30 p.m. In South Carolina: Greenwood travels to Aiken and Silver Bluff plays at Strom Thurmond, both at 8 p.m. Contact schools for ticket prices.

Experience in Scotland is beyond mere words

Eleventh grade requires planning ahead
The end is near. And the panic usually has just begun when juniors approach what is essentially the 11th hour of high school.

Eleventh grade requires planning ahead

Proceed with caution in online relationship

Gas prices easier to overcome than devastation of Katrina
Three days after Hurricane Katrina blasted ashore in the Gulf Coast, I was talking with some of my swim team members before practice. Amid talk of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, a panic seemed to go through the Augusta Aquatic Center. People were saying, "The guy on the radio just said that Swainsboro just ran out of gas!"

The 4-1-1
Think you're business-savvy? Like all successful business people, you have to start somewhere.

Eleventh grade requires planning ahead
The end is near. And the panic usually has just begun when juniors approach what is essentially the 11th hour of high school.

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Question of the week
Q: Have you already started your scholarship search?

Question of the week
Q: Have you already started your scholarship search?

Proceed with caution in online relationship
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I met this boy on a chat line and he said he loves me and everything. Should I talk to him?

Audio best