After Katrina, novelist makes room for family
NEW YORK - For the past decade, Ernest J. Gaines has been working on his first novel since his acclaimed best seller, "A Lesson Before Dying," published in 1993. But he set the book aside when Hurricane Katrina hit.

Experts unveil portraits newly attributed to Rembrandt
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Rembrandt experts unveiled several portraits Thursday previously attributed to his students that they now believe came from the brush of the 17th-century master himself, and said they were reassessing the way Rembrandt worked.

After Katrina, novelist makes room for family
NEW YORK - For the past decade, Ernest J. Gaines has been working on his first novel since his acclaimed best seller, "A Lesson Before Dying," published in 1993. But he set the book aside when Hurricane Katrina hit.

Experts unveil portraits newly attributed to Rembrandt
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Rembrandt experts unveiled several portraits Thursday previously attributed to his students that they now believe came from the brush of the 17th-century master himself, and said they were reassessing the way Rembrandt worked.

Experts unveil portraits newly attributed to Rembrandt

After Katrina, novelist makes room for family

Red Sox get break
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tim Wakefield has a simple take on Boston's postseason aspirations - win the American League East or go home.

Red Sox get break
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tim Wakefield has a simple take on Boston's postseason aspirations - win the American League East or go home.

Red Sox get break

We love to give, we love to get - even the IRS says it's OK

Cox hears something rare at Turner Field - boos

Cox hears something rare at Turner Field - boos
ATLANTA - Bobby Cox is used to getting cheered at Turner Field.

Rookies rescue Atlanta

Cox's stratgey is questioned
ATLANTA - It wasn't the dreaded blown-save game that had become a running motif in disappointing Braves losses in the past few weeks. But it felt that way.

Atlanta Braves are still sliding

Atlanta Braves are still sliding
ATLANTA - Adam LaRoche said firmly late Wednesday that the Atlanta Braves' extra-inning loss to Philadelphia that night wouldn't be a lingering thought when the team got to the park the following morning.

Rookies rescue Atlanta
ATLANTA -- In theory, a car with three of its wheels would still move forward.

Cox's stratgey is questioned

Cox's stratgey is questioned
ATLANTA - It wasn't the dreaded blown-save game that had become a running motif in disappointing Braves losses in the past few weeks. But it felt that way.

Atlanta Braves are still sliding
ATLANTA - Adam LaRoche said firmly late Wednesday that the Atlanta Braves' extra-inning loss to Philadelphia that night wouldn't be a lingering thought when the team got to the park the following morning.

Cox hears something rare at Turner Field - boos
ATLANTA - Bobby Cox is used to getting cheered at Turner Field.

Rookies rescue Atlanta
ATLANTA -- In theory, a car with three of its wheels would still move forward.

Markets rebound after Rita weakens
NEW YORK - Wall Street rallied to finish mostly higher Friday, capping off the week with two days of gains as Hurricane Rita lost strength and raised hopes that its impact on key Gulf Coast refineries wouldn't be as bad as initially feared.

Markets rebound after Rita weakens
NEW YORK - Wall Street rallied to finish mostly higher Friday, capping off the week with two days of gains as Hurricane Rita lost strength and raised hopes that its impact on key Gulf Coast refineries wouldn't be as bad as initially feared.

Displaced workers visiting expo's job fair

Inventory tax affects Augusta
ATLANTA - When Robert Magbee looks at moving his contractor supply company into new markets, places like Augusta already have a strike against them.

'Yarn junkies' share passion for hobby
It's no petting zoo, but feel free to pat Knit Together's alpaca, goat and sheep.

Inventory tax affects Augusta
ATLANTA - When Robert Magbee looks at moving his contractor supply company into new markets, places like Augusta already have a strike against them.

'Yarn junkies' share passion for hobby
It's no petting zoo, but feel free to pat Knit Together's alpaca, goat and sheep.

Delta's turnaround moving fast
ATLANTA - A mere eight days out of the bankruptcy gate, Delta Air Lines Inc. signaled Thursday it wants to move quickly to restructure its costs as it announced it will cut up to 9,000 more jobs, slash pay for executives and other employees and cut domestic capacity while adding more international flying.

Chamber president wants to focus on services
Sue Parr was a golf fan long before she applied for the job to run Augusta's biggest business organization.

Business briefs
THE AUGUSTA-AIKEN AREA'S unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 6.2 percent during August as the area added 1,900 new jobs, the Georgia Department of Labor said Thursday.

Crude oil traders await impact of Rita
NEW YORK - Crude oil prices dropped sharply Friday, the second straight day of declines, as traders welcomed news that Hurricane Rita had weakened, suggesting that damage to refinery capacity in the Gulf could be less severe than originally feared.

Chamber president wants to focus on services
Sue Parr was a golf fan long before she applied for the job to run Augusta's biggest business organization.

Crude oil traders await impact of Rita
NEW YORK - Crude oil prices dropped sharply Friday, the second straight day of declines, as traders welcomed news that Hurricane Rita had weakened, suggesting that damage to refinery capacity in the Gulf could be less severe than originally feared.

Business briefs
THE AUGUSTA-AIKEN AREA'S unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 6.2 percent during August as the area added 1,900 new jobs, the Georgia Department of Labor said Thursday.

Business briefs
A free job fair has been scheduled for Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fort Gordon's U.S. Army Reserve Center on 15th Street near Lane Avenue on post.

Displaced workers visiting expo's job fair
With her hometown in jeopardy from another monster storm, Melissa Joseph of New Orleans has decided to make a fresh start in the Augusta area.

Chamber president wants to focus on services

Markets rebound after Rita weakens

Delta's turnaround moving fast

Business briefs

Business briefs
A free job fair has been scheduled for Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fort Gordon's U.S. Army Reserve Center on 15th Street near Lane Avenue on post.

Inventory tax affects Augusta

Displaced workers visiting expo's job fair
With her hometown in jeopardy from another monster storm, Melissa Joseph of New Orleans has decided to make a fresh start in the Augusta area.

'Yarn junkies' share passion for hobby

Business briefs

Crude oil traders await impact of Rita

Delta's turnaround moving fast
ATLANTA - A mere eight days out of the bankruptcy gate, Delta Air Lines Inc. signaled Thursday it wants to move quickly to restructure its costs as it announced it will cut up to 9,000 more jobs, slash pay for executives and other employees and cut domestic capacity while adding more international flying.

Editorial cartoon

Editorial cartoon

Matchup of speed vs. strength?
CLEMSON, S.C. - Surprise! Boston College can fly, too. Long thought of as plodding powerhouse of 360-pound behemoths, preseason Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year Mathias Kiwanuka says the Eagles possess the team speed some think usually lies in Southeastern schools like Clemson.

Matchup of speed vs. strength?

Matchup of speed vs. strength?
CLEMSON, S.C. - Surprise! Boston College can fly, too. Long thought of as plodding powerhouse of 360-pound behemoths, preseason Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year Mathias Kiwanuka says the Eagles possess the team speed some think usually lies in Southeastern schools like Clemson.

Clemson, Georgia will play again in 2013, 2014
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson and Georgia have agreed to a home-and-home series in 2013 and 2014, the schools said Thursday.

Clemson, Georgia will play again in 2013, 2014
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson and Georgia have agreed to a home-and-home series in 2013 and 2014, the schools said Thursday.

Clemson, Georgia will play again in 2013, 2014

Tennessee was set to forfeit LSU game

Tennessee was set to forfeit LSU game
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee was ready to forfeit to No. 3 LSU if Saturday night's game in Baton Rouge had not been rescheduled for Monday night because of Hurricane Rita.

Tennessee was set to forfeit LSU game
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee was ready to forfeit to No. 3 LSU if Saturday night's game in Baton Rouge had not been rescheduled for Monday night because of Hurricane Rita.

Parr for the chamber

SRS spurned - for now
Aiken-Augusta area nuclear power boosters are disappointed, but not surprised, that the NuStart Energy consortium took a pass on naming the Savannah River Site as a potential location for one of two commercial nuclear power plants - the first in more than 30 years.

A not-so-able cover-up
The independent commission that investigated the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York and Washington said it found no evidence that intelligence developed by the military's Able Danger data-mining project might have prevented the attacks.

Disaster averted?
Storm warnings were being issued, and the worst was feared. Damage could have been catastrophic, say some.

A not-so-able cover-up

Parr for the chamber
The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce appears to have hired a winner as its new president, Michigan go-getter Sue Parr. The advantage of an outsider is that fresh eyes can often see opportunities that get by those of us whose vision may be blurred by familiarity and, sometimes, cynicism.

Disaster averted?
Storm warnings were being issued, and the worst was feared. Damage could have been catastrophic, say some.

Parr for the chamber
The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce appears to have hired a winner as its new president, Michigan go-getter Sue Parr. The advantage of an outsider is that fresh eyes can often see opportunities that get by those of us whose vision may be blurred by familiarity and, sometimes, cynicism.

A not-so-able cover-up
The independent commission that investigated the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York and Washington said it found no evidence that intelligence developed by the military's Able Danger data-mining project might have prevented the attacks.

SRS spurned - for now

Disaster averted?

The quiet truth
Just because something is said loud, that doesn't make it true. In fact, many truths are so quiet as to be unnoticed.

The quiet truth
Just because something is said loud, that doesn't make it true. In fact, many truths are so quiet as to be unnoticed.

SRS spurned - for now
Aiken-Augusta area nuclear power boosters are disappointed, but not surprised, that the NuStart Energy consortium took a pass on naming the Savannah River Site as a potential location for one of two commercial nuclear power plants - the first in more than 30 years.

The quiet truth

Two indicted on charges they recorded Jackson
LOS ANGELES - Two air service businessmen were indicted on federal charges of secretly recording Michael Jackson two years ago as he flew to Santa Barbara with his attorney to surrender in a child-molestation investigation.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Taryn Manning says watching TV at her seat as a JetBlue airliner circled the region for three hours before making an emergency landing was the most "out-of-body experience I ever had."

Clooney: No Pitt-Jolie wedding at his Italian villa
WASHINGTON - If Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are planning to get married at George Clooney's villa in Italy, it's news to him.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Taryn Manning says watching TV at her seat as a JetBlue airliner circled the region for three hours before making an emergency landing was the most "out-of-body experience I ever had."

Clooney: No Pitt-Jolie wedding at his Italian villa
WASHINGTON - If Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are planning to get married at George Clooney's villa in Italy, it's news to him.

Two indicted on charges they recorded Jackson
LOS ANGELES - Two air service businessmen were indicted on federal charges of secretly recording Michael Jackson two years ago as he flew to Santa Barbara with his attorney to surrender in a child-molestation investigation.

Rates on 30-year mortgages rise again

Winds or storm surge? Both sides stake claims
MOSS POINT, Miss. - The insurance adjuster took one look at the mildewed walls and buckled floors in Jerry and Cynthia Wilson's water-logged home and issued an immediate ruling: the wreckage caused by Hurricane Katrina wasn't his company's responsibility.

Rates on 30-year mortgages rise again
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages rose a second straight week as financial markets reacted to the decision by the Federal Reserve to keep pushing interest rates higher because of worries about inflation.

Winds or storm surge? Both sides stake claims
MOSS POINT, Miss. - The insurance adjuster took one look at the mildewed walls and buckled floors in Jerry and Cynthia Wilson's water-logged home and issued an immediate ruling: the wreckage caused by Hurricane Katrina wasn't his company's responsibility.

Winter warmth could be costly

Winter warmth could be costly
NEW YORK - The thermometer read 66 degrees in Colchester, Vt., on Friday afternoon, but the town's weather-worn heating oil customers are used to thinking about winter well before the leaves turn.

Rates on 30-year mortgages rise again
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages rose a second straight week as financial markets reacted to the decision by the Federal Reserve to keep pushing interest rates higher because of worries about inflation.

Winter warmth could be costly
NEW YORK - The thermometer read 66 degrees in Colchester, Vt., on Friday afternoon, but the town's weather-worn heating oil customers are used to thinking about winter well before the leaves turn.

Winds or storm surge? Both sides stake claims

Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

Tournaments

Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

School's been tough on anglers this week
For the first time in the 20-plus year history of this report, it's going to be tough to write one because the unseasonably warm (make that hot) weather, joined by east winds, high surface temperatures and a full moon, has kept many anglers from catching fish.

School's been tough on anglers this week

School's been tough on anglers this week
For the first time in the 20-plus year history of this report, it's going to be tough to write one because the unseasonably warm (make that hot) weather, joined by east winds, high surface temperatures and a full moon, has kept many anglers from catching fish.

Cauliflower, broccoli will grow well in fall gardens
Two vegetables I like to plant in the fall are broccoli and cauliflower, and broccoli in particular has become more popular both with gardeners and cooks.

Cauliflower, broccoli will grow well in fall gardens

Tune in to the singing insects

Handy items make gardening chores easier

Tune in to the singing insects
NEW MARKET, Va. - In the absence of birdsong at this time of year, when the birds go quiet, an altogether new choir appears. Think of it as curtain-raising time for the singing insects.

Handy items make gardening chores easier
From the Garden Claw, touted in TV ads for 13 years, to the Cobrahead, a new weeding and cultivating tool, there's no shortage of gadgets that claim to make gardening easier.

Tune in to the singing insects
NEW MARKET, Va. - In the absence of birdsong at this time of year, when the birds go quiet, an altogether new choir appears. Think of it as curtain-raising time for the singing insects.

Handy items make gardening chores easier
From the Garden Claw, touted in TV ads for 13 years, to the Cobrahead, a new weeding and cultivating tool, there's no shortage of gadgets that claim to make gardening easier.

Cauliflower, broccoli will grow well in fall gardens
Two vegetables I like to plant in the fall are broccoli and cauliflower, and broccoli in particular has become more popular both with gardeners and cooks.

Va. Tech, Georgia Tech stage rematch Saturday
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Looking back on his team's improbable run to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship last season and the day when it all started coming together, Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer settled on Oct. 28.

Va. Tech, Georgia Tech stage rematch Saturday
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Looking back on his team's improbable run to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship last season and the day when it all started coming together, Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer settled on Oct. 28.

Ball looking much better after practice
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech quarterback Reggie Ball looked much better in practice Thursday, taking a majority of snaps with the first team and looking as though he will be ready to play at least part of Saturday's crucial game against Virginia Tech.

Defenses in spotlight when Hokies, Jackets meet
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Jimmy Williams smiles and rubs his hands together, leans forward in his chair and seems to hope his fidgeting will make Saturday come sooner.

Ball looking much better after practice
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech quarterback Reggie Ball looked much better in practice Thursday, taking a majority of snaps with the first team and looking as though he will be ready to play at least part of Saturday's crucial game against Virginia Tech.

Defenses in spotlight when Hokies, Jackets meet
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Jimmy Williams smiles and rubs his hands together, leans forward in his chair and seems to hope his fidgeting will make Saturday come sooner.

Defenses in spotlight when Hokies, Jackets meet

Ball looking much better after practice

Va. Tech, Georgia Tech stage rematch Saturday

Love calls for change in captains
GAINESVILLE, Va. -- Without any history to support it, the Presidents Cup has imported legends to give the event legs in its first six installments.

Augsta State tournament to be moved
Teams pulling out of the Augusta State Invitational golf tournament prompted the Augusta Golf Association to make a change Wednesday.

U.S. rallies behind crowd

U.S. rallies behind crowd
GAINESVILLE, Va. -- The electricity arrived at the Presidents Cup on Friday - and it had nothing to do with the lightning cells or the 80-minute storm delay.

Augsta State tournament to be moved
Teams pulling out of the Augusta State Invitational golf tournament prompted the Augusta Golf Association to make a change Wednesday.

International team takes early lead

Love calls for change in captains

Augsta State tournament to be moved

U.S. rallies behind crowd
GAINESVILLE, Va. -- The electricity arrived at the Presidents Cup on Friday - and it had nothing to do with the lightning cells or the 80-minute storm delay.

International team takes early lead
GAINESVILLE, Va. - The International team was in foreign territory Thursday at the Presidents Cup.

Love calls for change in captains
GAINESVILLE, Va. -- Without any history to support it, the Presidents Cup has imported legends to give the event legs in its first six installments.

International team takes early lead
GAINESVILLE, Va. - The International team was in foreign territory Thursday at the Presidents Cup.

Prep football scores

Week 6 key matches

Junior backup scores three times in win

Lions seek to even the score

Roundup: Golden Hawks upset; Red Devils get road win

Georgia football poll

Rice leads 'Pack romp

South Aiken suffers its first defeat

Harlem crushed by Region 3-AAA rival

On the radio

Doing their job is worth the long hours

Player of the week

Wildcats stamp mark in region with victory

Georgia football poll
The Associated Press Georgia High School football poll after the fifth week of the schedule, with first-place votes in parentheses and total points.

Georgia football poll
The Associated Press Georgia High School football poll after the fifth week of the schedule, with first-place votes in parentheses and total points.

Wildcats stamp mark in region with victory
Trash talk travels fast on the information superhighway.

On the radio
- 7:05 p.m.-John Hancock at Thomas Jefferson (WPEH-FM 92.1)

Lions seek to even the score
When Augusta Christian lineman Frank Morris thinks about last year's game against Heathwood Hall, he can only shake his head.

Prep football scores
Scores from prep football games.

Week 6 key matches
LAST WEEK: Morgan County defeated Josey, 42-0; Laney defeated Monticello, 36-26

South Aiken suffers its first defeat
ROCK HILL, S.C. - The Rock Hill Bearcats played their first home game of the season Friday night, and Ryan Adams drove down from the University of North Carolina.

Rice leads 'Pack romp
Reggie Rice did it again. The senior took over for Greenbrier on Friday night with a three touchdown performance against region rival Lakeside en route to a 25-0 Wolfpack win.

Week 6 key matches
LAST WEEK: Morgan County defeated Josey, 42-0; Laney defeated Monticello, 36-26

Player of the week
Calvin Fuller of South Aiken is this week's player of the week.

Junior backup scores three times in win
JOHNSTON, S.C.- The road to the South Carolina High School League Class AAA title just got tougher.

Doing their job is worth the long hours
South Aiken head football coach Dan Pippin stays at school long after the final bell rings at 3:15 p.m.

South Aiken suffers its first defeat
ROCK HILL, S.C. - The Rock Hill Bearcats played their first home game of the season Friday night, and Ryan Adams drove down from the University of North Carolina.

Player of the week
Calvin Fuller of South Aiken is this week's player of the week.

Prep football scores
Scores from prep football games.

On the radio
- 7:05 p.m.-John Hancock at Thomas Jefferson (WPEH-FM 92.1)

Roundup: Golden Hawks upset; Red Devils get road win
PERRY, Ga. -- Montay West and Jason Sweat led Perry to the Region 4-AAA victory, spoiling a big night for Washington County's Roscoe Wells.

Roundup: Golden Hawks upset; Red Devils get road win
PERRY, Ga. -- Montay West and Jason Sweat led Perry to the Region 4-AAA victory, spoiling a big night for Washington County's Roscoe Wells.

Junior backup scores three times in win
JOHNSTON, S.C.- The road to the South Carolina High School League Class AAA title just got tougher.

Wildcats stamp mark in region with victory
Trash talk travels fast on the information superhighway.

Rice leads 'Pack romp
Reggie Rice did it again. The senior took over for Greenbrier on Friday night with a three touchdown performance against region rival Lakeside en route to a 25-0 Wolfpack win.

Harlem crushed by Region 3-AAA rival
HARLEM -- The Thomson football team hadn't been able to get both the offense and defense clicking on the same night all season. That was, until the Bulldogs came into the Junkyard.

Doing their job is worth the long hours
South Aiken head football coach Dan Pippin stays at school long after the final bell rings at 3:15 p.m.

Lions seek to even the score
When Augusta Christian lineman Frank Morris thinks about last year's game against Heathwood Hall, he can only shake his head.

Harlem crushed by Region 3-AAA rival
HARLEM -- The Thomson football team hadn't been able to get both the offense and defense clicking on the same night all season. That was, until the Bulldogs came into the Junkyard.

Texas evacuation started early, but still couldn't get everyone out
HOUSTON - It was envisioned as the anti-Katrina plan: Texas officials sketched a staggered, orderly evacuation plan for Hurricane Rita and urged people to get out days ahead of time.

Spy imagery agency records storms
BETHESDA, Md. - Peering from space using the government's most covert satellites, a little-known spy agency is turning its cameras toward Hurricane Rita and the destruction it is expected to inflict on the Gulf Coast.

Hurricane Rita sparks fires and floods
BEAUMONT, Texas - Hurricane Rita plowed into the Gulf Coast early Saturday, lashing Texas and Louisiana with driving rain, flooding low-lying regions, knocking power out to more than 675,000 people and sparking fires across the region.

Spy imagery agency records storms
BETHESDA, Md. - Peering from space using the government's most covert satellites, a little-known spy agency is turning its cameras toward Hurricane Rita and the destruction it is expected to inflict on the Gulf Coast.

A chronology of Hurricane Rita
A day-by-day look at Hurricane Rita:

A chronology of Hurricane Rita
A day-by-day look at Hurricane Rita:

Laura Bush hopes to restock libraries hit by hurricanes
WASHINGTON - First lady Laura Bush hopes to send 5 million books to the schools and libraries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama with the help of donations at her weekend book festival.

Laura Bush hopes to restock libraries hit by hurricanes
WASHINGTON - First lady Laura Bush hopes to send 5 million books to the schools and libraries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama with the help of donations at her weekend book festival.

Rita floods New Orleans as storm surge tops levee days
NEW ORLEANS - Hurricane Rita's wind-driven storm surge topped one of New Orleans' battered levees and poked holes in another Friday, sending water gushing into already-devastated neighborhoods just days after they had been pumped dry.

Rita floods New Orleans as storm surge tops levee days
NEW ORLEANS - Hurricane Rita's wind-driven storm surge topped one of New Orleans' battered levees and poked holes in another Friday, sending water gushing into already-devastated neighborhoods just days after they had been pumped dry.

Tens of billions in damage face Houston area
Hurricane Rita has the potential to flood an area almost twice the size of New Orleans when it reaches shore early Saturday, causing tens of billions of dollars in damage to the Houston metropolitan area and plunging yet another major Gulf Coast metropolis into disarray.

Texas evacuation started early, but still couldn't get everyone out
HOUSTON - It was envisioned as the anti-Katrina plan: Texas officials sketched a staggered, orderly evacuation plan for Hurricane Rita and urged people to get out days ahead of time.

Online technology used to chronicle Hurricane Rita
As Hurricane Rita approached, editors at the Houston Chronicle decided to experiment: They hand-picked about a dozen Web diarists and asked them to post regular dispatches on the newspaper's online blog - all without any editorial intervention.

Tens of billions in damage face Houston area
Hurricane Rita has the potential to flood an area almost twice the size of New Orleans when it reaches shore early Saturday, causing tens of billions of dollars in damage to the Houston metropolitan area and plunging yet another major Gulf Coast metropolis into disarray.

Online technology used to chronicle Hurricane Rita
As Hurricane Rita approached, editors at the Houston Chronicle decided to experiment: They hand-picked about a dozen Web diarists and asked them to post regular dispatches on the newspaper's online blog - all without any editorial intervention.

Hurricane Rita sparks fires and floods
BEAUMONT, Texas - Hurricane Rita plowed into the Gulf Coast early Saturday, lashing Texas and Louisiana with driving rain, flooding low-lying regions, knocking power out to more than 675,000 people and sparking fires across the region.

We love to give, we love to get - even the IRS says it's OK
Here's how my mind works. I wondered if some people might be using the current needs of hurricane survivors as an excuse to clean out their attics, turning an expensive trip to the landfill into a tax write-off.

We love to give, we love to get - even the IRS says it's OK
Here's how my mind works. I wondered if some people might be using the current needs of hurricane survivors as an excuse to clean out their attics, turning an expensive trip to the landfill into a tax write-off.

Motorcyclist killed on Riverwatch
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have closed the westbound lanes of Riverwatch Parkway after a man was killed in a motorcycle accident tonight.

Governor shuts down state schools to save gas
AIKEN Aiken Elementary School was named this morning a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

Hunters find womans body
AIKEN Aiken Elementary School was named this morning a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

Disc golf championships announced
AIKEN Aiken Elementary School was named this morning a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

Time changes for Georgia-Miss. State game
AIKEN Aiken Elementary School was named this morning a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

Aiken Elementary gains Blue Ribbon status
AIKEN Aiken Elementary School was named this morning a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

Intelligent design: Is it about time?
I found Richard E. Hogue's letter ("Intelligent design debate divisive," Sept. 19) an interesting letter, and well-written about a subject we all, Christian and non-Christian, struggle to cope with. Newt Goldman, Augusta

Local garbage service is a dirty shame
When garbage service was confiscated from the private enterprise system, without a formal public vote, it removed the right of citizens to shop around for an affordable rate in accordance with their financial income. After the takeover, I don't believe anyone expected the collection cost would become an intricate part of the property tax bill, and thus the possibility of one losing his home, if the bill wasn't paid promptly. Douglas Neal Sr., Augusta

Senators were hypocritical in hearings
Only history can judge the dementia exhibited by Democratic voters in Massachusetts and Delaware who sent Edward Kennedy and Joseph Biden to the U.S. Senate. The rest of the nation can only be mortified that these politicians - one who was thrown out of Harvard for cheating before a female campaign worker died in his car, and the other who was found guilty of plagiarism - have the audacity to question Judge John Roberts during his hearings to become the next chief justice of the Supreme Court. Keith Shafer, Augusta

Pledge comes under assault from ACLU
With the help of a renegade judge and an avowed atheist, the American Civil Liberties Union strikes again, this time in California trying to outlaw "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. Bob Groothand, Augusta

Intelligent design: Is it about time?
I found Richard E. Hogue's letter ("Intelligent design debate divisive," Sept. 19) an interesting letter, and well-written about a subject we all, Christian and non-Christian, struggle to cope with. Newt Goldman, Augusta

Don't kowtow to bilingualism
Reference the Sept. 13 editorial "Teach parents English": William C. Scholly, Evans

President Bush pulls a costly con
On Sept. 16, President George W. Bush revealed his biggest con yet of the American people. Charles Heywood, Martinez

Don't kowtow to bilingualism

Pledge comes under assault from ACLU
With the help of a renegade judge and an avowed atheist, the American Civil Liberties Union strikes again, this time in California trying to outlaw "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. Bob Groothand, Augusta

Pledge comes under assault from ACLU

So where's the compassion?
I am very concerned about some of the things the paper is willing to print as advocates for President Bush. Let's take a moment to put a letter written by Charlie Connell to The Augusta Chronicle on Sept. 15 ("I give up - it's all president's fault") into perspective. Cleo A. Parker, Augusta

Senators were hypocritical in hearings

Local garbage service is a dirty shame

Local garbage service is a dirty shame
When garbage service was confiscated from the private enterprise system, without a formal public vote, it removed the right of citizens to shop around for an affordable rate in accordance with their financial income. After the takeover, I don't believe anyone expected the collection cost would become an intricate part of the property tax bill, and thus the possibility of one losing his home, if the bill wasn't paid promptly. Douglas Neal Sr., Augusta

Intelligent design: Is it about time?

Senators were hypocritical in hearings
Only history can judge the dementia exhibited by Democratic voters in Massachusetts and Delaware who sent Edward Kennedy and Joseph Biden to the U.S. Senate. The rest of the nation can only be mortified that these politicians - one who was thrown out of Harvard for cheating before a female campaign worker died in his car, and the other who was found guilty of plagiarism - have the audacity to question Judge John Roberts during his hearings to become the next chief justice of the Supreme Court. Keith Shafer, Augusta

Don't kowtow to bilingualism
Reference the Sept. 13 editorial "Teach parents English": William C. Scholly, Evans

President Bush pulls a costly con
On Sept. 16, President George W. Bush revealed his biggest con yet of the American people. Charles Heywood, Martinez

So where's the compassion?

President Bush pulls a costly con

So where's the compassion?
I am very concerned about some of the things the paper is willing to print as advocates for President Bush. Let's take a moment to put a letter written by Charlie Connell to The Augusta Chronicle on Sept. 15 ("I give up - it's all president's fault") into perspective. Cleo A. Parker, Augusta

Ford goes hybrid

Kate Moss cocaine saga exposes fashion's flaws

Living briefs

Compact Mazda5 carries family of six

Choreographer fashions new worlds in abandoned pool

Guide aims to help bloggers beat censorship

Builders to show off ideas in houses

Dodge Neon reaches end after 11 years on the road

Compact Mazda5 carries family of six
Is the 2006 Mazda5 a compact, tall wagon or a diminutive minivan?

Kate Moss cocaine saga exposes fashion's flaws
LONDON - Barely a teenager and posing topless in a Calvin Klein underwear ad, Kate Moss sashayed her way onto magazine covers 15 years ago amid criticism of her uber-thin "heroin chic" image.

Ford goes hybrid
Ford Motor Co. Chair-man and CEO Bill Ford said Wednesday that gasoline-electric hybrid engines will be available in half the Ford, Lincoln and Mercury lineup by 2010.

Dodge Neon reaches end after 11 years on the road
DETROIT - After 11 years, Chrysler Group plans to end production of its spunky, low-priced Dodge Neon this week to make way for a sleek replacement.

Choreographer fashions new worlds in abandoned pool
EDITORS NOTE - Choreographer Noemie Lafrance uses garages, stairwells and other public spaces for her dances. An Associated Press Writer spent a year with Lafrance, reporting on how she created her latest work - in an empty swimming pool.

Ford goes hybrid
Ford Motor Co. Chair-man and CEO Bill Ford said Wednesday that gasoline-electric hybrid engines will be available in half the Ford, Lincoln and Mercury lineup by 2010.

Builders to show off ideas in houses
River Island, a housing development designed to have minimum impact on the natural landscape, will be the focus of a much more traditional building ritual: the housing showcase.

Guide aims to help bloggers beat censorship
PARIS - A Paris-based media watchdog has released a free guide with tips for bloggers and dissidents to sneak past Internet censors in countries from China to Iran.

Guide aims to help bloggers beat censorship
PARIS - A Paris-based media watchdog has released a free guide with tips for bloggers and dissidents to sneak past Internet censors in countries from China to Iran.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

Choreographer fashions new worlds in abandoned pool
EDITORS NOTE - Choreographer Noemie Lafrance uses garages, stairwells and other public spaces for her dances. An Associated Press Writer spent a year with Lafrance, reporting on how she created her latest work - in an empty swimming pool.

Compact Mazda5 carries family of six
Is the 2006 Mazda5 a compact, tall wagon or a diminutive minivan?

Kate Moss cocaine saga exposes fashion's flaws
LONDON - Barely a teenager and posing topless in a Calvin Klein underwear ad, Kate Moss sashayed her way onto magazine covers 15 years ago amid criticism of her uber-thin "heroin chic" image.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

Dodge Neon reaches end after 11 years on the road
DETROIT - After 11 years, Chrysler Group plans to end production of its spunky, low-priced Dodge Neon this week to make way for a sleek replacement.

Builders to show off ideas in houses
River Island, a housing development designed to have minimum impact on the natural landscape, will be the focus of a much more traditional building ritual: the housing showcase.

Across the area
Augusta's newly elected District 22 state senator, Ed Tarver, will be sworn in at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Augusta Commission chambers, eighth floor, Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.

On final day, 2 more qualify for seat on school board

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

Corrections
- An item in Thursday's Across the Area, about a missing Alzheimer's patient, misidentified the type of truck he drove. Charles Cowan Underwood was seen driving away from Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse in Aiken in a Ford Ranger pickup. He was found Thursday near Fort Benning, Ga.

Schools promote failing pupils
Most of the pupils who failed the retake of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests in Richmond County were promoted to the next grade, according to figures released by the school system Wednesday.

Slavery depiction to be more factual
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Organizers of a living history program say they will be more accurate in portraying the harsh conditions of slavery after some black re-enactors quit, saying depictions were too sanitized.

Doctors fight drug abuse, mental illness at same time
If not for a new treatment strategy at the Medical College of Georgia, Nicole Wiggins says, she doesn't know where she might be today.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Officials trying to limit towers

UGA academic dishonesty claims rise
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia officials processed 258 academic dishonesty cases last year, the most since the university adopted a new academic honesty policy and procedures five years ago.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A Charleston County jury awarded $10,000 in damages to a Chicago woman injured when she was ejected from a rickshaw in Charleston.

Cousteau to make film in reef near Savannah
Head 40 miles southeast from Savannah, then dive 60 feet down. That's where you'll find Fabien Cousteau this week.

Death of hit-and-run victim could increase charge
A Martinez man could face a vehicular homicide charge after a man police say he hit while driving intoxicated died Friday morning.

Sanford ally becomes rival
COLUMBIA - The Prosperity physician taking on Republican Gov. Mark Sanford in June's GOP primary says Mr. Sanford is to blame for the loss of the state's top credit rating with Standard and Poor's.

Race remains factor in Augusta elections
The issue of race, although not as dominant as in years past, is still an issue in Augusta elections, according to political observers, noting newly elected state Sen. Ed Tarver's broad voter appeal during Tuesday's Georgia Senate District 22 special election.

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

Bus driver is charged in theft
A 20-year school bus driver for Columbia County has been charged with taking money from Lakeside High School's football and volleyball programs.

Kid of the day
Cole C Eubanks from Grovetown is today's kid of the day.

Leaders play consolidated name game
What's in a name? A lot, Columbia County's constitutional officers and elected officials said Thursday, if the name includes the word Augusta.

Across the area
Augusta pharmacist Duncan Fordham followed Robin Williams' lead Thursday by filing notice of his intention to appeal.

School closings cause trouble for parents

Across Georgia
WASHINGTON - Gainesville, a city in northeast Georgia, was listed in a report released Thursday as one of the 20th fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the nation. Twelve of the 20 were located in the West, led by Greeley, Colo.

School in Aiken is honored

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A 28-year-old man died after Columbia police arrested him Thursday morning.

Cousteau to make film in reef near Savannah

Storm's lessons get city prepared
As Hurricane Katrina came closer to Louisiana and Mississippi, Chief Howard Willis, the head of Augusta's Emergency Management Agency, said he knew the storm would devastate the gulf coast.

Officials trying to limit towers
At least one big addition possible for the Evans Town Center isn't being welcomed with open arms.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

School seeks help to save pillars
Evans Middle School kicks off a fundraiser Wednesday to relocate pieces of the school's history.

Doctors fight drug abuse, mental illness at same time
If not for a new treatment strategy at the Medical College of Georgia, Nicole Wiggins says, she doesn't know where she might be today.

Kid of the Day
Tori Dunn of Augusta is today's Kid of the Day.

Laney sports complex plan given nod
The Richmond County school board moved forward with construction of the Lucy C. Laney High School athletic complex, but there is still a chance of a joint project with the city for a larger football stadium.

Double amputee never lost hope
In May, James Worden lost his legs when a car crashed into the on-duty South Carolina Department of Transportation worker, trapping him between two vehicles.

Storm's effects could spread to Augusta pumps
Brace yourself. Rita's wrath might create gas shortages and high prices that even Katrina couldn't muster, oil analysts say.

City may get fire department training center
Augusta's interim fire chief said Thursday his agency hopes to close next week on a former car dealership site slated to become the city's new fire department training center.

City may get fire department training center
Augusta's interim fire chief said Thursday his agency hopes to close next week on a former car dealership site slated to become the city's new fire department training center.

Storm's lessons get city prepared
As Hurricane Katrina came closer to Louisiana and Mississippi, Chief Howard Willis, the head of Augusta's Emergency Management Agency, said he knew the storm would devastate the gulf coast.

Corrections
- An item in Thursday's Across the Area, about a missing Alzheimer's patient, misidentified the type of truck he drove. Charles Cowan Underwood was seen driving away from Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse in Aiken in a Ford Ranger pickup. He was found Thursday near Fort Benning, Ga.

Leaders play consolidated name game
What's in a name? A lot, Columbia County's constitutional officers and elected officials said Thursday, if the name includes the word Augusta.

MCG's president boasts of enrollment, research growth
The nearly completed Cancer Research Center at Medical College of Georgia towers over the corner of Laney-Walker and R.A. Dent boulevards. President Daniel W. Rahn said that was intentional.

Across Georgia
BRASELTON - Police have uncovered what might be the first known case in Georgia of a gasoline-siphoning scam similar to schemes seen in other states this year.

Bus driver is charged in theft
A 20-year school bus driver for Columbia County has been charged with taking money from Lakeside High School's football and volleyball programs.

Schools promote failing pupils

2 new troopers join Aiken post
AIKEN - Drivers might want to think twice before flaunting South Carolina's speed limits.

Couple transform farm into history lesson

Slavery depiction to be more factual
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Organizers of a living history program say they will be more accurate in portraying the harsh conditions of slavery after some black re-enactors quit, saying depictions were too sanitized.

Evacuees head to area as storm nears

UGA academic dishonesty claims rise
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia officials processed 258 academic dishonesty cases last year, the most since the university adopted a new academic honesty policy and procedures five years ago.

Race remains factor in Augusta elections

Cousteau to make film in reef near Savannah
Head 40 miles southeast from Savannah, then dive 60 feet down. That's where you'll find Fabien Cousteau this week.

Across the area

Double amputee never lost hope
In May, James Worden lost his legs when a car crashed into the on-duty South Carolina Department of Transportation worker, trapping him between two vehicles.

Sanford ally becomes rival

Investigation centers on Johnston's chief
AIKEN - Johnston Police Chief Butch Easler has been suspended while state law officers investigate allegations of perjury and violating a victim's rights the town's mayor said Thursday.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area
Augusta pharmacist Duncan Fordham followed Robin Williams' lead Thursday by filing notice of his intention to appeal.

On final day, 2 more qualify for seat on school board
Friday, the final day of qualifying, produced two more candidates to fill Johnny Hatney's seat on the Richmond County school board.

Across Georgia
WASHINGTON - Gainesville, a city in northeast Georgia, was listed in a report released Thursday as one of the 20th fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the nation. Twelve of the 20 were located in the West, led by Greeley, Colo.

School in Aiken is honored
AIKEN - For two days, Principal Sharon Foret Cagle kept a very big secret from her faculty.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A 28-year-old man died after Columbia police arrested him Thursday morning.

Couple transform farm into history lesson
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - At daybreak Friday, part of rural Barnwell County had taken a large step back into the first half of the 20th century.

SRS cut from plan for nuclear plant license
AIKEN - Dreams of commercial nuclear power at Savannah River Site have been put on hold temporarily.

Across Georgia
BRASELTON - Police have uncovered what might be the first known case in Georgia of a gasoline-siphoning scam similar to schemes seen in other states this year.

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A Charleston County jury awarded $10,000 in damages to a Chicago woman injured when she was ejected from a rickshaw in Charleston.

Corrections

School closings cause trouble for parents
Gov. Sonny Perdue's plan to conserve gas oline is going to cost parent Shemika White.

2 new troopers join Aiken post
AIKEN - Drivers might want to think twice before flaunting South Carolina's speed limits.

MCG's president boasts of enrollment, research growth
The nearly completed Cancer Research Center at Medical College of Georgia towers over the corner of Laney-Walker and R.A. Dent boulevards. President Daniel W. Rahn said that was intentional.

Schools will close 2 days to save fuel costs
Class has been canceled as local school superintendents responded to a call by Gov. Sonny Perdue and State school Superintendent Kathy Cox to do so in an effort to conserve fuel.

SRS cut from plan for nuclear plant license
AIKEN - Dreams of commercial nuclear power at Savannah River Site have been put on hold temporarily.

School seeks help to save pillars
Evans Middle School kicks off a fundraiser Wednesday to relocate pieces of the school's history.

Investigation centers on Johnston's chief
AIKEN - Johnston Police Chief Butch Easler has been suspended while state law officers investigate allegations of perjury and violating a victim's rights the town's mayor said Thursday.

School closings cause trouble for parents
Gov. Sonny Perdue's plan to conserve gas oline is going to cost parent Shemika White.

Storm's effects could spread to Augusta pumps
Brace yourself. Rita's wrath might create gas shortages and high prices that even Katrina couldn't muster, oil analysts say.

Evacuees head to area as storm nears
Red Cross and church volunteers scrambled to prepare shelter for as many as 100 Hurricane Rita evacuees Friday afternoon at Wesley United Methodist Church in Evans.

Kid of the day
Cole C Eubanks from Grovetown is today's kid of the day.

Race remains factor in Augusta elections
The issue of race, although not as dominant as in years past, is still an issue in Augusta elections, according to political observers, noting newly elected state Sen. Ed Tarver's broad voter appeal during Tuesday's Georgia Senate District 22 special election.

Sanford ally becomes rival
COLUMBIA - The Prosperity physician taking on Republican Gov. Mark Sanford in June's GOP primary says Mr. Sanford is to blame for the loss of the state's top credit rating with Standard and Poor's.

Couple transform farm into history lesson
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - At daybreak Friday, part of rural Barnwell County had taken a large step back into the first half of the 20th century.

Laney sports complex plan given nod
The Richmond County school board moved forward with construction of the Lucy C. Laney High School athletic complex, but there is still a chance of a joint project with the city for a larger football stadium.

Death of hit-and-run victim could increase charge
A Martinez man could face a vehicular homicide charge after a man police say he hit while driving intoxicated died Friday morning.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Laney sports complex plan given nod

Evacuees head to area as storm nears
Red Cross and church volunteers scrambled to prepare shelter for as many as 100 Hurricane Rita evacuees Friday afternoon at Wesley United Methodist Church in Evans.

Leaders play consolidated name game

Schools will close 2 days to save fuel costs
Class has been canceled as local school superintendents responded to a call by Gov. Sonny Perdue and State school Superintendent Kathy Cox to do so in an effort to conserve fuel.

Across South Carolina

School in Aiken is honored
AIKEN - For two days, Principal Sharon Foret Cagle kept a very big secret from her faculty.

Storm's effects could spread to Augusta pumps

Mineral collectors dig event
Organizers of a semi-annual outing that lures rockhounds from as far away as Canada and California expect several hundred people to converge at Graves Mountain in Lincoln County, Ga., next month.

Slavery depiction to be more factual

Officials trying to limit towers
At least one big addition possible for the Evans Town Center isn't being welcomed with open arms.

News you can use

Schools promote failing pupils
Most of the pupils who failed the retake of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests in Richmond County were promoted to the next grade, according to figures released by the school system Wednesday.

Kid of the day

Kid of the Day
Tori Dunn of Augusta is today's Kid of the Day.

Bus driver is charged in theft

Across the area
Augusta's newly elected District 22 state senator, Ed Tarver, will be sworn in at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Augusta Commission chambers, eighth floor, Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.

MCG's president boasts of enrollment, research growth

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

2 new troopers join Aiken post

Mineral collectors dig event

Investigation centers on Johnston's chief

Across South Carolina

UGA academic dishonesty claims rise

School seeks help to save pillars

Storm's lessons get city prepared

Schools will close 2 days to save fuel costs

City may get fire department training center

Across the area

Double amputee never lost hope

Across Georgia

Mineral collectors dig event
Organizers of a semi-annual outing that lures rockhounds from as far away as Canada and California expect several hundred people to converge at Graves Mountain in Lincoln County, Ga., next month.

Death of hit-and-run victim could increase charge

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day

SRS cut from plan for nuclear plant license

Doctors fight drug abuse, mental illness at same time

On final day, 2 more qualify for seat on school board
Friday, the final day of qualifying, produced two more candidates to fill Johnny Hatney's seat on the Richmond County school board.

Global golf can be small
GAINESVILLE, Va. - The Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., bunch gathered on the first tee for another photo op, and Sharon Funk greeted Tabitha Furyk in their matching outfits.

Global golf can be small
GAINESVILLE, Va. - The Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., bunch gathered on the first tee for another photo op, and Sharon Funk greeted Tabitha Furyk in their matching outfits.

DiMarco's heroics have pumped up team, gallery
GAINESVILLE, Va. -- American golf is hungry for heroes, and it might have finally found one.

DiMarco's heroics have pumped up team, gallery
GAINESVILLE, Va. -- American golf is hungry for heroes, and it might have finally found one.

Polanski transforms childhood suffering into art

Polanski transforms childhood suffering into art
PARIS - Before he became cinema's enfant terrible and a fugitive from U.S. justice, and long before he won an Academy Award, director Roman Polanski was a small boy trapped in a nightmarish childhood of turmoil and loss.

Polanski transforms childhood suffering into art
PARIS - Before he became cinema's enfant terrible and a fugitive from U.S. justice, and long before he won an Academy Award, director Roman Polanski was a small boy trapped in a nightmarish childhood of turmoil and loss.

New Orleans musicians join icons to rally for Katrina

Garbage lead singer says band isn't splitting up

New Orleans musicians join icons to rally for Katrina
NEW YORK - A constellation of music icons, celebrities and dignitaries gathered for simultaneous shows at Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Garbage lead singer says band isn't splitting up
SYDNEY, Australia - Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson says the Scottish rock band, which is about to take a break after a grueling tour, isn't planning to split up.

Javier Garcia mixes new and old on "13"
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - He wears a black case around his torso looking like a gunslinger, ready to whip out a little four-string ukulele in case a song comes into his head.

Nelly to make reality TV show
NEW YORK - Reality TV is getting hot in "herre."

Nelly to make reality TV show

Garbage lead singer says band isn't splitting up
SYDNEY, Australia - Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson says the Scottish rock band, which is about to take a break after a grueling tour, isn't planning to split up.

Javier Garcia mixes new and old on "13"

New Orleans musicians join icons to rally for Katrina
NEW YORK - A constellation of music icons, celebrities and dignitaries gathered for simultaneous shows at Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Nelly to make reality TV show
NEW YORK - Reality TV is getting hot in "herre."

Javier Garcia mixes new and old on "13"
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - He wears a black case around his torso looking like a gunslinger, ready to whip out a little four-string ukulele in case a song comes into his head.

Darlington Raceway to add 3,000 seats
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Darlington Raceway plans to spend $6 million to add 3,000 seats and renovate suites in the tower outside Turn 3 and the infield, Raceway president Chris Browning says.

Newman wins Dover Busch pole
DOVER, Del. - Moonlighting Ryan Newman knocked Busch series points leader Martin Truex Jr. off the pole in the first of his great qualifying runs Friday at Dover International Speedway.

Martin hoping for 'old-school racing' at Dover
DOVER, Del. - Mark Martin is hoping his version of "old-school racing" will be the order of business Sunday at Dover International Speedway.

Darlington Raceway to add 3,000 seats

Newman wins Dover Busch pole

Helton will promise NASCAR drivers more severe penalties

Martin hoping for 'old-school racing' at Dover
DOVER, Del. - Mark Martin is hoping his version of "old-school racing" will be the order of business Sunday at Dover International Speedway.

Helton will promise NASCAR drivers more severe penalties
If NASCAR has its way, the road rage that has erupted in recent Nextel Cup races is over.

Martin hoping for 'old-school racing' at Dover

Darlington Raceway to add 3,000 seats
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Darlington Raceway plans to spend $6 million to add 3,000 seats and renovate suites in the tower outside Turn 3 and the infield, Raceway president Chris Browning says.

Helton will promise NASCAR drivers more severe penalties
If NASCAR has its way, the road rage that has erupted in recent Nextel Cup races is over.

Newman wins Dover Busch pole
DOVER, Del. - Moonlighting Ryan Newman knocked Busch series points leader Martin Truex Jr. off the pole in the first of his great qualifying runs Friday at Dover International Speedway.

Vick's still probable for Sunday

Pittsburgh has recipe for success

Falcons' Vick is fit for Bills game

Carolina's Colbert not bothered by slow start

Mrs. Annie Graham Odom    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Robert King    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert King    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Boatwright    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Mae W. Bentley    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Maj. Joe L. Berry    (HARTSELLE, Ala.)

Ms. Georgia Mae Bonner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Maurice "Ned" Wetherington    (WARNER ROBINS, Ga.)

Dr. Jacquelyn R. Ledbetter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Nelson Cash
Nelson Cash enjoyed a different Columbia County than the subdivision-packed suburbia most residents know today.

Mrs. Margaret B. Story    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret B. Story    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Jasmine G. Johnson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Nancy Rouse Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Elaine T. Davis    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Roberson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Carole George    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Riddle Chew    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Menger    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Reed    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tony F. Martinez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tony F. Martinez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Karen Jan Leverett    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Georgia Mae Bonner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Maj. Joe L. Berry, Sr.    (HARTSELLE, Ala.)

Mrs. Ethel Mae W. Bentley    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Luella Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Dorothy Mae Cullums    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Miss Louise Holmes    (DETROIT, Mich.)

Dr. Jacquelyn R. Ledbetter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Karl Erik Weis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Shannolethia Lamb    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Riddle Chew    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Robert King    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert C. Brown    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Karl Erik Weis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earl M. Stanley    (PHARR, Texas)

Mrs. Jennifer Cynowa    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Noggle    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Conn    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Ernesto Martinez-Pagan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Leola Clark    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Conn    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ms. Carrie Carr    (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)

Ms. Georgia Mae Bonner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Virginia Bradshaw    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Miss Virginia Bradshaw    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Boatwright    (WRENS, Ga.)

Miss Louise Holmes    (DETROIT, Mich.)

Maj. Joe L. Berry    (HARTSELLE, Ala.)

Mr. Fred Roberson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Maurice "Ned" Wetherington    (WARNER ROBINS, Ga.)

Ms. Georgia Mae Bonner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Sgt. Steve J. Riczko, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Robert King    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Nelson Cash
Nelson Cash enjoyed a different Columbia County than the subdivision-packed suburbia most residents know today.

Deont'e Kelley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wade R. Bedingfield, III    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Miss Karen Jan Leverett    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosa Bell Mathis    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Florence Hall Usry    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Maj. Joe L. Berry, Sr.    (HARTSELLE, Ala.)

Mrs. Carole George    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Miss Virginia Bradshaw    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maude Ella Franklin    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Ms. Carrie Carr    (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Roberson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Leola Clark    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Reed    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ginger L. Burkett    (LEESVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Roosevelt Brooks    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mrs. Susan Conn    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Miss Virginia Bradshaw    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maude Ella Franklin    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Ms. Elaine T. Davis    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Bell Mathis    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Karl Erik Weis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wade R. Bedingfield, III    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Graham Odom    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Earl M. Stanley    (PHARR, Texas)

Mr. Karl Erik Weis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Sheppard, Jr.    (BOGART, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Reed    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Nancy Rouse Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Moore Pruitt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Roberson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Dr. William P. McNair, Sr.    (SOPERTON, Ga.)

Sgt. Steve J. Riczko, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Miss Shannolethia Lamb    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Reed    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Dorothy Mae Cullums    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Noggle    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Sheppard, Jr.    (BOGART, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Moore Pruitt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Luella Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Menger    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Mae W. Bentley    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Dr. William P. McNair, Sr.    (SOPERTON, Ga.)

Deont'e Kelley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ernesto Martinez-Pagan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Jasmine G. Johnson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Roosevelt Brooks    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Ms. Nancy Rouse Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert King    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Mae W. Bentley    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ginger L. Burkett    (LEESVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Tony F. Martinez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Conn    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ms. Nancy Rouse Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Hall Usry    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Tony F. Martinez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennifer Cynowa    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ms. Dorothy Mae Cullums (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Ernesto Martinez-Pagan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Conn (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Graham Odom (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Luella Martin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert King (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Nancy Rouse Heath (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earl M. Stanley (PHARR, Texas)

Mr. Fred Roberson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Nelson Cash

Ms. Georgia Mae Bonner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Shannolethia Lamb (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Mae W. Bentley (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Leola Clark (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Robert King (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Georgia Mae Bonner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Sgt. Steve J. Riczko, Jr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Miss Virginia Bradshaw (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Ms. Carrie Carr (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Maude Ella Franklin (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Riddle Chew (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Wade R. Bedingfield, III (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Maj. Joe L. Berry, Sr. (HARTSELLE, Ala.)

Mr. Fred Roberson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Roosevelt Brooks (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mrs. Sandra Noggle (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret B. Story (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Mae W. Bentley (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Conn (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Sheppard, Jr. (BOGART, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennifer Cynowa (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Menger (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Reed (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. William P. McNair, Sr. (SOPERTON, Ga.)

Miss Louise Holmes (DETROIT, Mich.)

Mr. Karl Erik Weis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Deont'e Kelley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Bell Mathis (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Tony F. Martinez (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Elaine T. Davis (SPARTA, Ga.)

Miss Virginia Bradshaw (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Hall Usry (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Nancy Rouse Heath (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carole George (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Boatwright (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Moore Pruitt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert C. Brown (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Karl Erik Weis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Jasmine G. Johnson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Tony F. Martinez (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Karen Jan Leverett (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Maj. Joe L. Berry (HARTSELLE, Ala.)

Mr. Gene Reed (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Jacquelyn R. Ledbetter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Maurice "Ned" Wetherington (WARNER ROBINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ginger L. Burkett (LEESVILLE, S.C.)

IOC says Turin preparations nearly complete

IOC says Turin preparations nearly complete
TURIN, Italy - Preparations for the Turin Olympics are nearly complete, with workers putting the final touches on the main hockey arena and speedskating oval - the last two venues to be finished.

IOC says Turin preparations nearly complete
TURIN, Italy - Preparations for the Turin Olympics are nearly complete, with workers putting the final touches on the main hockey arena and speedskating oval - the last two venues to be finished.

Davis Cup semis are all even

Area will host world's best in disc golf

Kentucky Downs offers unique atmosphere

Overtime

Area announcements

Overtime

Kentucky Downs offers unique atmosphere
FRANKLIN, Ky. - The horses take the track for a race on opening day at Kentucky Downs, and as they pass by a group of dachshunds, the dogs - who will race later that afternoon - begin barking.

Area will host world's best in disc golf
More than 300 of the world's finest disc golf professionals will converge in Augusta next summer when the area hosts the 2006 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships.

Area announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle.

Overtime
In Leuven, Belgium, with the U.S. trying to stay alive in the event's elite group, Andy Roddick delivered an overpowering 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Christophe Rochus on Friday to leave the Americans tied 1-1 with Belgium after James Blake lost the opening match of the playoff.

Overtime
Leavander Johnson died Thursday in Las Vegas from injuries sustained five days earlier in a lightweight title fight with Jesus Chavez.

Overtime
Leavander Johnson died Thursday in Las Vegas from injuries sustained five days earlier in a lightweight title fight with Jesus Chavez.

Davis Cup semis are all even
Argentina, trying to reach its first Davis Cup final since 1981, got a victory by David Nalbandian over Dominik Hrbaty on Friday to even its semifinal series with Slovakia at 1-1 on the first day of the best-of-five series.

Davis Cup semis are all even
Argentina, trying to reach its first Davis Cup final since 1981, got a victory by David Nalbandian over Dominik Hrbaty on Friday to even its semifinal series with Slovakia at 1-1 on the first day of the best-of-five series.

Kentucky Downs offers unique atmosphere
FRANKLIN, Ky. - The horses take the track for a race on opening day at Kentucky Downs, and as they pass by a group of dachshunds, the dogs - who will race later that afternoon - begin barking.

Area will host world's best in disc golf
More than 300 of the world's finest disc golf professionals will converge in Augusta next summer when the area hosts the 2006 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships.

Area announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle.

Overtime
In Leuven, Belgium, with the U.S. trying to stay alive in the event's elite group, Andy Roddick delivered an overpowering 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Christophe Rochus on Friday to leave the Americans tied 1-1 with Belgium after James Blake lost the opening match of the playoff.

Carolina's Colbert not bothered by slow start
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -With just two catches through Carolina's first two games, Keary Colbert should seemingly worry about his spot in the starting lineup.

Vick's still probable for Sunday
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Quarterback Michael Vick practiced Friday for the second consecutive day and likely will start when the Atlanta Falcons visit Buffalo this weekend.

Pittsburgh has recipe for success
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Steelers' defense knew it was getting to Houston Texans quarterback David Carr. After sacking him for the eighth time Sunday, they heard him yelling at his linemen as they returned to the huddle.

Carolina's Colbert not bothered by slow start
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -With just two catches through Carolina's first two games, Keary Colbert should seemingly worry about his spot in the starting lineup.

Falcons' Vick is fit for Bills game
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Quarterback Michael Vick returned to practice Thursday for the first time since twice leaving the Atlanta Falcons' loss last week at Seattle with a tweaked left hamstring.

Pittsburgh has recipe for success
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Steelers' defense knew it was getting to Houston Texans quarterback David Carr. After sacking him for the eighth time Sunday, they heard him yelling at his linemen as they returned to the huddle.

Vick's still probable for Sunday
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Quarterback Michael Vick practiced Friday for the second consecutive day and likely will start when the Atlanta Falcons visit Buffalo this weekend.

Falcons' Vick is fit for Bills game
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Quarterback Michael Vick returned to practice Thursday for the first time since twice leaving the Atlanta Falcons' loss last week at Seattle with a tweaked left hamstring.

Vatican expected to ban gay seminarians
Word that a soon-to-be-released Vatican document will signal homosexuals are unwelcome in Roman Catholic seminaries even if they are celibate has devastated gay clergy - and raised doubts among conservatives about whether an outright ban can be enforced.

Power of prayer can bring miracle
What do you believe is Christ's greatest miracle? Popular answers would be Loaves and Fishes, Water into Wine, and Walking on the Water. Many credit the Healing of Lazarus as His greatest miracle, and the grand finale.

Southern Baptists finally get their commentary on Genesis
After major convulsions, seminaries of the Southern Baptist Convention, America's biggest Protestant body, proclaim the Bible's "inerrancy," meaning freedom from errors about history as well as spiritual, doctrinal and moral matters.

Millbrook Baptist delights in growth
The 168-foot steeple on Millbrook Baptist Church in Aiken dominates the landscape from more than a block away. The steeple is part of an $11 million expansion on the 20-acre campus.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Car dealer buys Commandments display for $7,600
ATHENS, Ga. - Brad Akins waited until after 10:15 p.m. Wednesday before he logged onto eBay - only an hour before the end of the 10-day auction to sell a well-known Ten Commandments display.

Vatican expected to ban gay seminarians
Word that a soon-to-be-released Vatican document will signal homosexuals are unwelcome in Roman Catholic seminaries even if they are celibate has devastated gay clergy - and raised doubts among conservatives about whether an outright ban can be enforced.

Faith digest
A Family Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Fielding Spring Missionary Baptist Church, 4675 Mike Padgett Highway.

Area churches have events to include singles
A job as an on-air personality for Christian radio station WAFJ-FM (88.3) brought John Bryant from Tupelo, Miss., to the Augusta area about a year ago. He found a place to live, joined a church, and then it hit him - there was nothing for young Christian singles to do in the area.

Missionaries flock to formerly communist Mongolia
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia - Mongolia is rife with religion these days - young Mormons going door-to-door, Korean Christians working with homeless children, Roman Catholic churches sprouting on the grassy steppe.

Southern Baptists finally get their commentary on Genesis
After major convulsions, seminaries of the Southern Baptist Convention, America's biggest Protestant body, proclaim the Bible's "inerrancy," meaning freedom from errors about history as well as spiritual, doctrinal and moral matters.

Car dealer buys Commandments display for $7,600
ATHENS, Ga. - Brad Akins waited until after 10:15 p.m. Wednesday before he logged onto eBay - only an hour before the end of the 10-day auction to sell a well-known Ten Commandments display.

Missionaries flock to formerly communist Mongolia
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia - Mongolia is rife with religion these days - young Mormons going door-to-door, Korean Christians working with homeless children, Roman Catholic churches sprouting on the grassy steppe.

Millbrook Baptist delights in growth
The 168-foot steeple on Millbrook Baptist Church in Aiken dominates the landscape from more than a block away. The steeple is part of an $11 million expansion on the 20-acre campus.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Power of prayer can bring miracle
What do you believe is Christ's greatest miracle? Popular answers would be Loaves and Fishes, Water into Wine, and Walking on the Water. Many credit the Healing of Lazarus as His greatest miracle, and the grand finale.

Area churches have events to include singles
A job as an on-air personality for Christian radio station WAFJ-FM (88.3) brought John Bryant from Tupelo, Miss., to the Augusta area about a year ago. He found a place to live, joined a church, and then it hit him - there was nothing for young Christian singles to do in the area.

Faith digest
A Family Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Fielding Spring Missionary Baptist Church, 4675 Mike Padgett Highway.

DiMarco's heroics have pumped up team, gallery

Global golf can be small

Earth isn't big enough for three alien shows

Stewart says 'goodbye' on her 'Apprentice' premiere

'Head Cases' is first cancellation of new season
LOS ANGELES - The ax fell quickly on Fox's "Head Cases," the first series of the new TV season to be canceled.

'Lost' premiere reveals answers, raises mystery
HONOLULU - "Lost" capped its thrilling first season with island adversaries Jack and Locke peering down an eerie shaft sunk deep into the earth. For fans who waited all summer for answers, the wait may be over - but the questions are just beginning.

Stewart says 'goodbye' on her 'Apprentice' premiere
NEW YORK - In Martha Stewart's world, a loser isn't fired. He's "asked to go home." He's bidden "goodbye." Advised he doesn't fit. And then he gets a cordial note.

Winners, losers as new television season is launched

Changes behind the ticking stopwatch at "60 Minutes"
NEW YORK - From the time "60 Minutes" began in 1968, the first face viewers saw after the ticking stopwatch has been Mike Wallace's - until now.

'Lost' premiere reveals answers, raises mystery
HONOLULU - "Lost" capped its thrilling first season with island adversaries Jack and Locke peering down an eerie shaft sunk deep into the earth. For fans who waited all summer for answers, the wait may be over - but the questions are just beginning.

'Desperate Housewives' return Sunday
NEW YORK - With the return of "Desperate Housewives," scads of pressing questions will be answered. Or at least addressed. Or something. Please!

Changes behind the ticking stopwatch at "60 Minutes"

'A Current Affair' out, Geraldo Rivera in
LOS ANGELES - The recycled news magazine "A Current Affair," which ran for a decade its first time around, has been canceled less than eight months after returning to the air.

Winners, losers as new television season is launched
NEW YORK - After a long, slow summer, television viewers are sampling new programs and old favorites as fall's TV season begins. A look at how it's going:

'Lost' premiere reveals answers, raises mystery

'Head Cases' is first cancellation of new season

Winners, losers as new television season is launched
NEW YORK - After a long, slow summer, television viewers are sampling new programs and old favorites as fall's TV season begins. A look at how it's going:

'Head Cases' is first cancellation of new season
LOS ANGELES - The ax fell quickly on Fox's "Head Cases," the first series of the new TV season to be canceled.

'Desperate Housewives' return Sunday

Stewart says 'goodbye' on her 'Apprentice' premiere
NEW YORK - In Martha Stewart's world, a loser isn't fired. He's "asked to go home." He's bidden "goodbye." Advised he doesn't fit. And then he gets a cordial note.

'A Current Affair' out, Geraldo Rivera in

Changes behind the ticking stopwatch at "60 Minutes"
NEW YORK - From the time "60 Minutes" began in 1968, the first face viewers saw after the ticking stopwatch has been Mike Wallace's - until now.

'Desperate Housewives' return Sunday
NEW YORK - With the return of "Desperate Housewives," scads of pressing questions will be answered. Or at least addressed. Or something. Please!

'A Current Affair' out, Geraldo Rivera in
LOS ANGELES - The recycled news magazine "A Current Affair," which ran for a decade its first time around, has been canceled less than eight months after returning to the air.

People in the News

Two indicted on charges they recorded Jackson

Clooney: No Pitt-Jolie wedding at his Italian villa

Georgia kicker leads SEC in scoring
ATHENS, Ga. - Brandon Coutu spent almost all of the 2004 season limited to kickoff duty for Georgia, so there was no reason for his name to be mentioned with some of the great kickers in the school's history.

Georgia tilt gets earlier kickoff time

'Dogs to have a long night
A Time to Kill is a best-selling John Grisham novel set in a small Mississippi town. Georgia football players will have some time to kill on Saturday in their team hotel in Columbus, Miss., waiting out a 9:12 p.m. EDT kickoff against Mississippi State.

Georgia tilt gets earlier kickoff time
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's football game at Mississippi State has been pushed up to 7:45 tonight after Hurricane Rita created a hole in ESPN's college football programming window.

Georgia kicker leads SEC in scoring

Georgia wants to avoid upset at Miss. State
STARKVILLE, Miss. - When Mississippi State stunned Florida in one of last year's biggest upsets, Georgia coach Mark Richt took notice.

Georgia kicker leads SEC in scoring
ATHENS, Ga. - Brandon Coutu spent almost all of the 2004 season limited to kickoff duty for Georgia, so there was no reason for his name to be mentioned with some of the great kickers in the school's history.

Time change for Georgia-Miss. State

Time change for Georgia-Miss. State
STARKVILLE, Miss. - The kickoff time for the Mississippi State-Georgia football game Saturday has been changed to 7:45 p.m. EDT, the Southeastern Conference announced Friday.

Georgia wants to avoid upset at Miss. State

Georgia tilt gets earlier kickoff time
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's football game at Mississippi State has been pushed up to 7:45 tonight after Hurricane Rita created a hole in ESPN's college football programming window.

'Dogs to have a long night

Time change for Georgia-Miss. State
STARKVILLE, Miss. - The kickoff time for the Mississippi State-Georgia football game Saturday has been changed to 7:45 p.m. EDT, the Southeastern Conference announced Friday.

Georgia wants to avoid upset at Miss. State
STARKVILLE, Miss. - When Mississippi State stunned Florida in one of last year's biggest upsets, Georgia coach Mark Richt took notice.

'Dogs to have a long night
A Time to Kill is a best-selling John Grisham novel set in a small Mississippi town. Georgia football players will have some time to kill on Saturday in their team hotel in Columbus, Miss., waiting out a 9:12 p.m. EDT kickoff against Mississippi State.

Earth isn't big enough for three alien shows
Science fiction's strictures and structure often are used as convenient metaphors and symbols for concerns existing outside the realm of galactic empires.

Earth isn't big enough for three alien shows
Science fiction's strictures and structure often are used as convenient metaphors and symbols for concerns existing outside the realm of galactic empires.

Tens of billions in damage face Houston area

Hurricane Rita sparks fires and floods

Spy imagery agency records storms

Online technology used to chronicle Hurricane Rita

Rita floods New Orleans as storm surge tops levee days

Laura Bush hopes to restock libraries hit by hurricanes

A chronology of Hurricane Rita

Texas evacuation started early, but still couldn't get everyone out

Vatican expected to ban gay seminarians

Missionaries flock to formerly communist Mongolia

Car dealer buys Commandments display for $7,600

Faith digest

Area churches have events to include singles

Faith calendar

Millbrook Baptist delights in growth

Southern Baptists finally get their commentary on Genesis

Power of prayer can bring miracle