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

After Katrina, novelist makes room for family

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
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.

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

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'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.

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

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

Rookies rescue Atlanta

Cox hears something rare at Turner Field - boos

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

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

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

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.

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
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

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.

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.

Inventory tax affects Augusta

Crude oil traders await impact of Rita

Delta's turnaround moving fast

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.

Business briefs

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.

Chamber president wants to focus on services

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.

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

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
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.

Markets rebound after Rita weakens

Business briefs

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.

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.

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.

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
It's no petting zoo, but feel free to pat Knit Together's alpaca, goat and sheep.

Displaced workers visiting expo's job fair

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.

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.

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.

Clemson, Georgia will play again in 2013, 2014

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.

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.

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.

Tennessee was set to forfeit LSU game

A not-so-able cover-up

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.

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
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.

Disaster averted?

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.

The quiet truth

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.

SRS spurned - for now

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.

Parr for the chamber

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.

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.

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.

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."

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

Winds or storm surge? Both sides stake claims

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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

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.

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.

Cauliflower, broccoli will grow well in fall gardens

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.

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.

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.

Tune in to the singing insects

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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

Defenses in spotlight when Hokies, Jackets meet

Ball looking much better after practice

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

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

International team takes early lead

Love calls for change in captains

Augsta State tournament to be moved

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wildcats stamp mark in region with victory

Lions seek to even the score

Player of the week

Rice leads 'Pack romp

South Aiken suffers its first defeat

Georgia football poll

Roundup: Golden Hawks upset; Red Devils get road win

Week 6 key matches

Harlem crushed by Region 3-AAA rival

Junior backup scores three times in win

Doing their job is worth the long hours

Prep football scores

On the radio

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Prep football scores
Scores from prep football games.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Prep football scores
Scores from prep football games.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hunters find womans body
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.

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?

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

President Bush pulls a costly con

Don't kowtow to bilingualism

Local garbage service is a dirty shame

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

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

So where's the compassion?

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
Reference the Sept. 13 editorial "Teach parents English": William C. Scholly, Evans

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

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

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
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

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

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

Guide aims to help bloggers beat censorship

Compact Mazda5 carries family of six

Ford goes hybrid

Living briefs

Builders to show off ideas in houses

Kate Moss cocaine saga exposes fashion's flaws

Choreographer fashions new worlds in abandoned pool

Dodge Neon reaches end after 11 years on the road

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

School closings cause trouble for parents

News you can use

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

Race remains factor in Augusta elections

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

Across South Carolina

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

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.

Officials trying to limit towers

Couple transform farm into history lesson

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Evacuees head to area as storm nears

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.

Death of hit-and-run victim could increase charge

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
- 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Across Georgia

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

Storm's effects could spread to Augusta pumps

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

Across the area

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Storm's lessons get city prepared

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

Double amputee never lost hope

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.

City may get fire department training center

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

Cousteau to make film in reef near Savannah

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

UGA academic dishonesty claims rise

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.

MCG's president boasts of enrollment, research growth

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Leaders play consolidated name game

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Corrections

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.

SRS cut from plan for nuclear plant license

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

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.

Kid of the day

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

2 new troopers join Aiken post

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

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.

Bus driver is charged in theft

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

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

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.

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.

Mineral collectors dig event

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across South Carolina

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.

School seeks help to save pillars

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.

Across the area

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.

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.

Doctors fight drug abuse, mental illness at same time

Investigation centers on Johnston's chief

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.

Schools will close 2 days to save fuel costs

Sanford ally becomes rival

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.

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

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

School in Aiken is honored

Schools promote failing pupils

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Garbage lead singer says band isn't splitting 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.

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.

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.

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.

Javier Garcia mixes new and old on "13"

New Orleans musicians join icons to rally for Katrina

Nelly to make reality TV show

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

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
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.

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
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
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.

Darlington Raceway to add 3,000 seats

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.

Helton will promise NASCAR drivers more severe penalties

Newman wins Dover Busch pole

Pittsburgh has recipe for success

Falcons' Vick is fit for Bills game

Carolina's Colbert not bothered by slow start

Vick's still probable for Sunday

Mrs. Sandra Noggle    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Riddle Chew    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Conn    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jennifer Cynowa    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Robert King    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Karl Erik Weis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert King    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert King    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Shannolethia Lamb    (WRENS, Ga.)

Ms. Nancy Rouse Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Dorothy Mae Cullums    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Leola Clark    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Georgia Mae Bonner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Conn    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Reed    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Virginia Bradshaw    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Riddle Chew    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Earl M. Stanley    (PHARR, Texas)

Mr. Fred Roberson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Miss Virginia Bradshaw    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Georgia Mae Bonner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Deont'e Kelley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Nancy Rouse Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Nancy Rouse Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Margaret B. Story    (HEPHZIBAH, 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. Jennifer Cynowa    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Miss Virginia Bradshaw    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Leola Clark    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Earl M. Stanley    (PHARR, Texas)

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

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

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

Ms. Nancy Rouse Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Fred Roberson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mr. Gene Reed    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Roberson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sandra Noggle    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Reed    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Moore Pruitt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Moore Pruitt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Menger    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Fred Roberson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Carole George    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Luella Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Conn    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert King    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Louise Holmes    (DETROIT, Mich.)

Miss Virginia Bradshaw    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert King    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Reed    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Deont'e Kelley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Georgia Mae Bonner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Dorothy Mae Cullums    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Miss Shannolethia Lamb    (WRENS, Ga.)

Miss Louise Holmes    (DETROIT, Mich.)

Mr. Karl Erik Weis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Susan Conn    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Ms. Carrie Carr    (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Carole George    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Boatwright    (WRENS, Ga.)

Ms. Carrie Carr    (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Boatwright    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Ms. Elaine T. Davis    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Karl Erik Weis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Karl Erik Weis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Elaine T. Davis    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Luella Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Georgia Mae Bonner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary Menger    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Carole George (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Karl Erik Weis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Ms. Nancy Rouse Heath (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sandra Noggle (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Conn (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Robert King (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Dorothy Mae Cullums (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Luella Martin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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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

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Area announcements

Kentucky Downs offers unique atmosphere

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Global golf can be small

DiMarco's heroics have pumped up team, gallery

Earth isn't big enough for three alien shows

'A Current Affair' out, Geraldo Rivera in

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
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.

Changes behind the ticking stopwatch at "60 Minutes"

'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!

'Lost' premiere reveals answers, raises mystery

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:

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.

'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.

'Head Cases' is first cancellation of new season

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.

'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.

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.

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:

'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.

'Desperate Housewives' return Sunday

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Clooney: No Pitt-Jolie wedding at his Italian villa

Two indicted on charges they recorded Jackson

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 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

'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.

'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
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
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.

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.

Time change for Georgia-Miss. State

'Dogs to have a long night

Georgia wants to avoid upset at Miss. State

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 tilt gets earlier kickoff time

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.

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.

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

Hurricane Rita sparks fires and floods

Online technology used to chronicle Hurricane Rita

Tens of billions in damage face Houston area

Laura Bush hopes to restock libraries hit by hurricanes

Spy imagery agency records storms

Rita floods New Orleans as storm surge tops levee days

A chronology of Hurricane Rita

Faith calendar

Southern Baptists finally get their commentary on Genesis

Car dealer buys Commandments display for $7,600

Faith digest

Missionaries flock to formerly communist Mongolia

Vatican expected to ban gay seminarians

Area churches have events to include singles

Power of prayer can bring miracle

Millbrook Baptist delights in growth