Oprah Winfrey to produce Broadway version of 'The Color Purple'
NEW YORK - "The Color Purple," a musical based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, will have Oprah Winfrey as a producer and investor when it opens on Broadway in December.

Philip Roth enters the Library of America
WARREN, Conn. - "Hello!" "Hello!" "Hello!" Philip Roth calls out to the visitors he awaits in his garden on this warm, beautifully dry afternoon. He is wearing slacks and a blueish-green work shirt, reclining under the screened confines of a spacious and tentlike contraption known as a bug house.

Philip Roth enters the Library of America

Oprah Winfrey to produce Broadway version of 'The Color Purple'

Oprah Winfrey to produce Broadway version of 'The Color Purple'
NEW YORK - "The Color Purple," a musical based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, will have Oprah Winfrey as a producer and investor when it opens on Broadway in December.

Philip Roth enters the Library of America
WARREN, Conn. - "Hello!" "Hello!" "Hello!" Philip Roth calls out to the visitors he awaits in his garden on this warm, beautifully dry afternoon. He is wearing slacks and a blueish-green work shirt, reclining under the screened confines of a spacious and tentlike contraption known as a bug house.

Indians' rally has heartbroken Cleveland believing again

Mets drop Nationals from playoff hunt
WASHINGTON - All in one fell swoop, the Washington Nationals were eliminated from playoff contention, dropped to last in the NL East and fell to.500 Sunday with a 6-5 loss to the Mets, as Mike Piazza hit two of New York's four homers.

Phillies top Reds
CINCINNATI - Jimmy Rollins hit a leadoff home run, extending his hitting streak to 30 games, and fell a double short of the cycle as the Philadelphia Phillies kept pace in the NL wild-card race with a 6-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.

Indians' rally has heartbroken Cleveland believing again
CLEVELAND - Across Heartbreak City, they're beginning to believe this October could be different.

Nationals blank Marlins

Indians' rally has heartbroken Cleveland believing again
CLEVELAND - Across Heartbreak City, they're beginning to believe this October could be different.

Nationals blank Marlins
MIAMI - Cristian Guzman had three hits and three RBIs, Hector Carrasco pitched six strong innings and the Washington Nationals beat Florida 4-0 Monday night to put the Marlins on the brink of playoff elimination.

Mets drop Nationals from playoff hunt

Nationals blank Marlins
MIAMI - Cristian Guzman had three hits and three RBIs, Hector Carrasco pitched six strong innings and the Washington Nationals beat Florida 4-0 Monday night to put the Marlins on the brink of playoff elimination.

Phillies top Reds

Cubs nip Astros

Phillies top Reds
CINCINNATI - Jimmy Rollins hit a leadoff home run, extending his hitting streak to 30 games, and fell a double short of the cycle as the Philadelphia Phillies kept pace in the NL wild-card race with a 6-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.

Cubs nip Astros
CHICAGO - The Houston Astros must like drama.

Cubs nip Astros
CHICAGO - The Houston Astros must like drama.

Mets drop Nationals from playoff hunt
WASHINGTON - All in one fell swoop, the Washington Nationals were eliminated from playoff contention, dropped to last in the NL East and fell to.500 Sunday with a 6-5 loss to the Mets, as Mike Piazza hit two of New York's four homers.

Fuelish school closing is costly for the home team

Braves shutting door on division
ATLANTA - The Florida Marlins were expected to be the bunch giving the most earnest chase toward the Atlanta Braves' unprecedented spree of division titles.

Smoltz being held until playoffs

Smoltz being held until playoffs
ATLANTA - The next time John Smoltz pitches for the Braves will likely be Game 1 of the National League Division Series.

Braves shutting door on division

Smoltz being held until playoffs
ATLANTA - The next time John Smoltz pitches for the Braves will likely be Game 1 of the National League Division Series.

Rockies edge Braves
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves had to put their celebration on hold.

Braves shutting door on division
ATLANTA - The Florida Marlins were expected to be the bunch giving the most earnest chase toward the Atlanta Braves' unprecedented spree of division titles.

Rockies edge Braves

Rockies keep Braves from clinching title
ATLANTA - Ice the bubbly, boys. For at least a day, anyway.

Cable's digital drive irks basic customers
PHILADELPHIA - LaRonika Thomas got upset when Comcast moved the Sci-Fi channel to its digital service this summer, ensuring she couldn't continue to watch her favorite show, "Firefly," without paying $20 more a month.

Extended-stay hotel planned for River Watch
Business travelers to Augusta will have one more option for lodging next summer when a 113-room hotel is built near River Watch Parkway and Interstate 20.

Merchants: Most stores in Gulf Coast region reopened
NEW YORK - Retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Sunday that most of their stores forced to close because of Hurricane Rita have reopened and are restocking their shelves as they wait for residents to return home.

Why is the price of gold rising?

Why is the price of gold rising?
NEW YORK - Gold is hovering near 17-year-highs. What that means depends on who's doing the interpreting.

Cable's digital drive irks basic customers

Why is the price of gold rising?
NEW YORK - Gold is hovering near 17-year-highs. What that means depends on who's doing the interpreting.

Merchants: Most stores in Gulf Coast region reopened

$3 gas may stick around
DALLAS - Oil companies said Monday that damage to their massive Texas refineries from Hurricane Rita appeared lighter than expected, but analysts are still predicting that retail gasoline prices may remain near $3 a gallon for weeks or even months longer.

Ask Jeeves to drop butler mascot, change name
SAN FRANCISCO - The genteel butler that has been Ask Jeeves Inc.'s face for nearly a decade is getting ousted in a corporate takeover.

Brief pinch expected at pumps

$3 gas may stick around
DALLAS - Oil companies said Monday that damage to their massive Texas refineries from Hurricane Rita appeared lighter than expected, but analysts are still predicting that retail gasoline prices may remain near $3 a gallon for weeks or even months longer.

Merchants: Most stores in Gulf Coast region reopened
NEW YORK - Retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Sunday that most of their stores forced to close because of Hurricane Rita have reopened and are restocking their shelves as they wait for residents to return home.

Ask Jeeves to drop butler mascot, change name

Brief pinch expected at pumps
Signs that Gulf Coast energy producers survived Hurricane Rita largely unscathed sent oil futures falling on Sunday, but analysts said consumers were likely to face tight supplies and higher prices - at least until refineries shut by the storm come back on line.

$3 gas may stick around

Brief pinch expected at pumps
Signs that Gulf Coast energy producers survived Hurricane Rita largely unscathed sent oil futures falling on Sunday, but analysts said consumers were likely to face tight supplies and higher prices - at least until refineries shut by the storm come back on line.

Cable's digital drive irks basic customers
PHILADELPHIA - LaRonika Thomas got upset when Comcast moved the Sci-Fi channel to its digital service this summer, ensuring she couldn't continue to watch her favorite show, "Firefly," without paying $20 more a month.

Extended-stay hotel planned for River Watch
Business travelers to Augusta will have one more option for lodging next summer when a 113-room hotel is built near River Watch Parkway and Interstate 20.

Ask Jeeves to drop butler mascot, change name
SAN FRANCISCO - The genteel butler that has been Ask Jeeves Inc.'s face for nearly a decade is getting ousted in a corporate takeover.

Extended-stay hotel planned for River Watch

Boston College, Ryan tough out victory at Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. - Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan rolled on the turf in a daze, his helmet several feet away after a crushing hit from Clemson's David Dunham.

Boston College, Ryan tough out victory at Clemson

Boston College, Ryan tough out victory at Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. - Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan rolled on the turf in a daze, his helmet several feet away after a crushing hit from Clemson's David Dunham.

Michigan out of the AP rankings
The winningest team in the history of college football team is unranked for the first time in more than seven years.

Michigan out of the AP rankings

Tennessee shocks LSU in OT

Tennessee shocks LSU in OT
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Tennessee refused to be part of LSU's feel-good story.

Tennessee shocks LSU in OT
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Tennessee refused to be part of LSU's feel-good story.

Michigan out of the AP rankings
The winningest team in the history of college football team is unranked for the first time in more than seven years.

Fall season influences how much we consume
Do the times of year affect eating? Actually, more than you might think.

Social promotions return
We thought the Richmond County school system was doing away with social promotions. Not so.

Georgia's illegals growing
Georgia has become one of the states with the highest number of illegal immigrants - 350,000 and counting.

Social promotions return
We thought the Richmond County school system was doing away with social promotions. Not so.

Real peace isn't unilateral
Is there anything more important than peace?

Katrina's cost

Georgia's illegals growing

Real peace isn't unilateral
Is there anything more important than peace?

Georgia's illegals growing
Georgia has become one of the states with the highest number of illegal immigrants - 350,000 and counting.

Katrina's cost
The good people of Bozeman, Mont., have petitioned their city council to take the $4 million they're receiving from the just-passed federal highway bill to build downtown parking, and tell the feds to redirect the earmarked funds to help victims of hurricane Katrina.

Social promotions return

Katrina's cost
The good people of Bozeman, Mont., have petitioned their city council to take the $4 million they're receiving from the just-passed federal highway bill to build downtown parking, and tell the feds to redirect the earmarked funds to help victims of hurricane Katrina.

Real peace isn't unilateral

Magazine names Enrique Iglesias 'sexiest bachelor'
NEW YORK - For People en Espanol, Enrique Iglesias es muy caliente.

Magazine names Enrique Iglesias 'sexiest bachelor'
NEW YORK - For People en Espanol, Enrique Iglesias es muy caliente.

Rapper Beanie Sigel cleared in 2003 shooting
PHILADELPHIA - Rapper Beanie Sigel was acquitted Monday on charges he shot and nearly killed a man two years ago on a crowded city street.

Don Adams, secret agent on 'Get Smart,' dies at 82
LOS ANGELES - Don Adams, the wry-voiced comedian who starred as the fumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart in the 1960s TV spoof of James Bond movies, "Get Smart," has died. He was 82.

Ashton and Demi - latest meeting of young and old
NEW YORK - May and December married in autumn.

Ashton and Demi - latest meeting of young and old
NEW YORK - May and December married in autumn.

Don Adams, secret agent on 'Get Smart,' dies at 82
LOS ANGELES - Don Adams, the wry-voiced comedian who starred as the fumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart in the 1960s TV spoof of James Bond movies, "Get Smart," has died. He was 82.

Rapper Beanie Sigel cleared in 2003 shooting
PHILADELPHIA - Rapper Beanie Sigel was acquitted Monday on charges he shot and nearly killed a man two years ago on a crowded city street.

It's time to re-examine insurance needs

It's time to re-examine insurance needs
Q: How do I reassess the insurance on my home and belongings?

It's time to re-examine insurance needs
Q: How do I reassess the insurance on my home and belongings?

Think of the benefits of living in Moorestown

Britain and Ireland retain Seve Trophy

National Anthem: U.S. team prevails

Britain and Ireland retain Seve Trophy
BILLINGHAM, England - Colin Montgomerie's Britain and Ireland team registered the biggest win in the Seve Cup, defeating Continental Europe 16½ to 11½ on Sunday.

Mickelson can savor plenty of memories

Masters champ Archer, 65, dies

National Anthem: U.S. team prevails
GAINESVILLE, Va. - Chris DiMarco delivered the Presidents Cup for the home team on the last putt of the last match on the last hole.

Couples, Daly added to Tiger's tournament
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Fred Couples and John Daly were given exemptions Monday to play in the Target World Challenge, the year-end event hosted by Tiger Woods that pays $1.3 million to the winner.

Mickelson can savor plenty of memories
GAINESVILLE, Va. - Phil Mickelson was confused, but there was no confusion about the performance he made under pressure.

Masters champ Archer, 65, dies
George Archer, the 1969 Masters Tournament champion who still holds the record as the tournament's tallest winner, died Sunday after a yearlong illness. He was 65.

Presidents Cup ends drought for talented U.S. team
GAINESVILLE, Va. - A dozen American players took turns telling stories about their captain, Jack Nicklaus, before the team meeting turned emotional as they looked ahead to the final round. More than anything, they wanted golf's greatest champion to go out a winner at the Presidents Cup.

Couples, Daly added to Tiger's tournament
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Fred Couples and John Daly were given exemptions Monday to play in the Target World Challenge, the year-end event hosted by Tiger Woods that pays $1.3 million to the winner.

Gamez wins Texas Open
SAN ANTONIO - Robert Gamez snapped a PGA Tour-record 15½-year winless streak Sunday, closing with a 6-under 64 for a three-stroke victory at the Texas Open.

Couples, Daly added to Tiger's tournament

National Anthem: U.S. team prevails
GAINESVILLE, Va. - Chris DiMarco delivered the Presidents Cup for the home team on the last putt of the last match on the last hole.

Presidents Cup ends drought for talented U.S. team

Gamez wins Texas Open
SAN ANTONIO - Robert Gamez snapped a PGA Tour-record 15½-year winless streak Sunday, closing with a 6-under 64 for a three-stroke victory at the Texas Open.

Presidents Cup ends drought for talented U.S. team
GAINESVILLE, Va. - A dozen American players took turns telling stories about their captain, Jack Nicklaus, before the team meeting turned emotional as they looked ahead to the final round. More than anything, they wanted golf's greatest champion to go out a winner at the Presidents Cup.

Mickelson can savor plenty of memories
GAINESVILLE, Va. - Phil Mickelson was confused, but there was no confusion about the performance he made under pressure.

Masters champ Archer, 65, dies
George Archer, the 1969 Masters Tournament champion who still holds the record as the tournament's tallest winner, died Sunday after a yearlong illness. He was 65.

Britain and Ireland retain Seve Trophy
BILLINGHAM, England - Colin Montgomerie's Britain and Ireland team registered the biggest win in the Seve Cup, defeating Continental Europe 16½ to 11½ on Sunday.

Gamez wins Texas Open

Power Poll

Wolfpack's new offense has Greenbrier on a roll

Power Poll
The area's top 10 prep football teams this week as voted on by members of The Augusta Chronicle and WJBF NewsChannel 6 sports departments, plus selected other media outlets around the area. A first-place vote is worth 10 points; a 10th-place vote is worth one point. First-place votes are in parentheses.

Wolfpack's new offense has Greenbrier on a roll
Greenbrier. The Wolfpack scored seven points in their first six quarters of the season. The opposition scored 55 points. Then came the turnaround. New offense. Same attitude. Voila. Greenbrier has outscored the competition 93-32 over its past 14 quarters of play. More than a few have said this is the best the Wolfpack have played in their seven years under coach Mickey Derrick.

Power Poll
The area's top 10 prep football teams this week as voted on by members of The Augusta Chronicle and WJBF NewsChannel 6 sports departments, plus selected other media outlets around the area. A first-place vote is worth 10 points; a 10th-place vote is worth one point. First-place votes are in parentheses.

Wolfpack's new offense has Greenbrier on a roll
Greenbrier. The Wolfpack scored seven points in their first six quarters of the season. The opposition scored 55 points. Then came the turnaround. New offense. Same attitude. Voila. Greenbrier has outscored the competition 93-32 over its past 14 quarters of play. More than a few have said this is the best the Wolfpack have played in their seven years under coach Mickey Derrick.

Fuelish school closing is costly for the home team
I'm still trying to forgive Gov. Sonny Perdue for Friday's ill-conceived plan of closing schools to save fuel.

Fuelish school closing is costly for the home team
I'm still trying to forgive Gov. Sonny Perdue for Friday's ill-conceived plan of closing schools to save fuel.

Tarver sworn in as state senator
Sen.-elect Ed Tarver became District 22 state Sen. Tarver when he was sworn into office today by Judge John H., Ruffin Jr., the chief judge of the Court of Appeals of Georgia.

Aiken County coroner seeks to ID body
AIKEN -- The Aiken County coroner might resort to a private lab to hasten identification of a body found over the weekend.

Woman gunned down on porch
A 34-year-old woman was shot to death outside her south Richmond County home this morning, officials said.

Aiken County coroner seeks to ID body
AIKEN -- The Aiken County coroner might resort to a private lab to hasten identification of a body found over the weekend.

Braves clinch 14th straight division crown
PHILADELPHIA - Jose Reyes was 4-for-5 with three extra-base hits, leading the New York Mets to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

AP still shows its socialist bent

Bilingualism is useless pandering
You are right to castigate Texas officials for requiring school personnel to learn Spanish to deal with immigrant pupils ("Teach parents English," Sept. 13). However, it is not only governments that are sending us down the road of cultural chaos by pandering to immigrants who largely refuse to learn our common tongue. Wesley Ross, Augusta

Bilingualism is useless pandering
You are right to castigate Texas officials for requiring school personnel to learn Spanish to deal with immigrant pupils ("Teach parents English," Sept. 13). However, it is not only governments that are sending us down the road of cultural chaos by pandering to immigrants who largely refuse to learn our common tongue. Wesley Ross, Augusta

Storm plight met with indifference
If oil company executives owned houses in east New Orleans, a giant sea wall would have been built that could have stopped Noah's flood. Mark Gelbart, Augusta

Keep Wiesenthal's mission alive
Your editorial "Death of a Nazi hunter" (Sept. 21) summarized Simon Wiesenthal's life and single-minded devotion to justice. We must oppose those who deny the Holocaust, those despots who provoke mass murder and energize all who remain complacent, while genocide occurs. We must continue Mr. Wiesenthal's work. Marc Gottlieb, Augusta

Keep Wiesenthal's mission alive
Your editorial "Death of a Nazi hunter" (Sept. 21) summarized Simon Wiesenthal's life and single-minded devotion to justice. We must oppose those who deny the Holocaust, those despots who provoke mass murder and energize all who remain complacent, while genocide occurs. We must continue Mr. Wiesenthal's work. Marc Gottlieb, Augusta

Keep Wiesenthal's mission alive

Storm plight met with indifference
If oil company executives owned houses in east New Orleans, a giant sea wall would have been built that could have stopped Noah's flood. Mark Gelbart, Augusta

Our future lies in electric vehicles
My wife and I are newcomers to the South. We came to educate Augusta's children. My dedication: electric vehicle studies; my wife's: to continue educating young children. Her vision is in full blossom. My vision is stymied. Tony E. Basilicato, Augusta

AP still shows its socialist bent
Beyond hope. That's the feeling after looking at the latest transgressions by the socialist Associated Press run daily by The Chronicle and 450 other U.S. newspapers. Tom Hunter, Augusta

Gas-guzzlers just help terrorists
The other day I was driving down Washington Road and saw a shiny new Hummer with one of those fake, magnetic yellow ribbons saying, "Support Our Troops." I thought: This guy doesn't get it. John M. Orr, Evans

Gas-guzzlers just help terrorists

AP still shows its socialist bent
Beyond hope. That's the feeling after looking at the latest transgressions by the socialist Associated Press run daily by The Chronicle and 450 other U.S. newspapers. Tom Hunter, Augusta

Our future lies in electric vehicles

Bilingualism is useless pandering

Our future lies in electric vehicles
My wife and I are newcomers to the South. We came to educate Augusta's children. My dedication: electric vehicle studies; my wife's: to continue educating young children. Her vision is in full blossom. My vision is stymied. Tony E. Basilicato, Augusta

Gas-guzzlers just help terrorists
The other day I was driving down Washington Road and saw a shiny new Hummer with one of those fake, magnetic yellow ribbons saying, "Support Our Troops." I thought: This guy doesn't get it. John M. Orr, Evans

Storm plight met with indifference

Elliptical machines making fastest gains in use at health clubs

Techbits: Academic file-sharing, Free Opera and more

Menopause years tough for female executives

Can kids' brains be trained to pay attention?

Crime rate for 2004 unchanged at 30-year low

Living briefs

Banned books list shows how times have changed

Web-based e-mail finally persuasive

Gaming's bygone era relived with Atari gadget

Study: Weight loss might precede Alzheimer's

Rita pushes blogs, rich maps to forefront

Range of styles helps in finding proper jeans

Mafia retirement benefits often include funeral, little else

Banned books list shows how times have changed
The books of John Steinbeck, Maurice Sendak and Robert Cormier all have one thing in common. Last year, someone tried to stop the public from reading them. This week, during the annual Banned Books Week, the American Library Association wants you to know why.

Gaming's bygone era relived with Atari gadget
SAN FRANCISCO - Some sobering news for anyone who has recently crested 40: Everything you grew up with is now officially retro.

Living briefs
Dairy Queen is teaming up with the Children's Miracle Network to offer kids helping kids glow-in-the-dark bracelets for $1 to benefit the organization that treats 17 million children a year.

Techbits: Academic file-sharing, Free Opera and more
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Researchers at Penn State and other universities have developed a tool to more easily share or search for large academic files - using the principles most associated with trading music and movies illegally.

Study: Weight loss might precede Alzheimer's
CHICAGO - Unexplained weight loss in older people might be an early signal of Alzheimer's disease, appearing several years before the memory lapses that define the illness, according to an intriguing but unproven new theory.

Rita pushes blogs, rich maps to forefront
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.

Rita pushes blogs, rich maps to forefront
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.

Living briefs
Dairy Queen is teaming up with the Children's Miracle Network to offer kids helping kids glow-in-the-dark bracelets for $1 to benefit the organization that treats 17 million children a year.

Gaming's bygone era relived with Atari gadget
SAN FRANCISCO - Some sobering news for anyone who has recently crested 40: Everything you grew up with is now officially retro.

Mafia retirement benefits often include funeral, little else
NEW YORK - No pension, no medical benefits, no prescription plan. When you're a mob boss, retirement is more bronze casket than golden parachute.

Mafia retirement benefits often include funeral, little else
NEW YORK - No pension, no medical benefits, no prescription plan. When you're a mob boss, retirement is more bronze casket than golden parachute.

Range of styles helps in finding proper jeans
Blue jeans are a wardrobe staple, but the days of pulling on any old pair are long gone.

Range of styles helps in finding proper jeans
Blue jeans are a wardrobe staple, but the days of pulling on any old pair are long gone.

Banned books list shows how times have changed
The books of John Steinbeck, Maurice Sendak and Robert Cormier all have one thing in common. Last year, someone tried to stop the public from reading them. This week, during the annual Banned Books Week, the American Library Association wants you to know why.

Can kids' brains be trained to pay attention?
WASHINGTON - The use of special computer games to train their brains improved healthy youngsters' ability to pay attention, scientists reported Monday.

Elliptical machines making fastest gains in use at health clubs
ALBANY, N.Y. - Treadmills still run the show at health clubs and stationary bikes, out of vogue in the 1990s, are making a comeback.

Web-based e-mail finally persuasive
NEW YORK - I've always hated Web-based e-mail. I've found the interface clunky and the services constraining (I'm an electronic pack rat who's been chastised multiple times for exceeding storage quotas).

Crime rate for 2004 unchanged at 30-year low
WASHINGTON - The nation's crime rate was unchanged last year, holding at the lowest levels since the government began surveying crime victims in 1973, the Justice Department reported Sunday.

Menopause years tough for female executives
When menopausal hot flashes caused sweat to run down Donna Cook's face during business meetings, she joked to concerned colleagues, "I'm having my personal summer."

Techbits: Academic file-sharing, Free Opera and more
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Researchers at Penn State and other universities have developed a tool to more easily share or search for large academic files - using the principles most associated with trading music and movies illegally.

Crime rate for 2004 unchanged at 30-year low
WASHINGTON - The nation's crime rate was unchanged last year, holding at the lowest levels since the government began surveying crime victims in 1973, the Justice Department reported Sunday.

Web-based e-mail finally persuasive
NEW YORK - I've always hated Web-based e-mail. I've found the interface clunky and the services constraining (I'm an electronic pack rat who's been chastised multiple times for exceeding storage quotas).

Study: Weight loss might precede Alzheimer's
CHICAGO - Unexplained weight loss in older people might be an early signal of Alzheimer's disease, appearing several years before the memory lapses that define the illness, according to an intriguing but unproven new theory.

Can kids' brains be trained to pay attention?
WASHINGTON - The use of special computer games to train their brains improved healthy youngsters' ability to pay attention, scientists reported Monday.

Menopause years tough for female executives
When menopausal hot flashes caused sweat to run down Donna Cook's face during business meetings, she joked to concerned colleagues, "I'm having my personal summer."

Elliptical machines making fastest gains in use at health clubs
ALBANY, N.Y. - Treadmills still run the show at health clubs and stationary bikes, out of vogue in the 1990s, are making a comeback.

Across the southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. - A Christian group says a stress-reduction class for students at a Raleigh elementary school promoted "New Age" beliefs and were school-sponsored religious activities that violated the First Amendment.

Parents cope with schools' closings
Since Sean Nance couldn't be in school Monday, he was being schooled in his father's dry-cleaning delivery business.

Across Georgia

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area
An autopsy has failed to determine the cause of death of a woman whose badly decomposed body was found Saturday morning, Aiken County Chief Deputy Coroner Darryl Ables said Sunday.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Candace Alayna Manning, 18 months, of Augusta.

Hostage discloses all in her new book
Though she came out looking like one, Ashley Smith was no squeaky-clean angel the morning she brought about the peaceful surrender of the Atlanta courthouse shooting suspect.

Across the area
About 184,000 pounds of beef from a Waycross, Ga., company has been recalled because of possible E. coli contamination, the South Carolina Department of Agriculture announced Monday.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Officials believe a candle or incense burning too close to combustible materials sparked an apartment fire that killed a southwest Atlanta woman and two children Sunday night.

General wants to see fast thinking
COLUMBIA - The Army's newest soldiers must be highly trained thinkers to survive combat in Afghanistan or Iraq, the commander of the Army's largest training base says.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - The coordinator of South Carolina's flood mitigation program, Lisa Jones, says people in low-lying areas should consider insurance even if they are not in an official flood plain.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the southeast
RICHMOND, VA. - The White House of the Confederacy, a symbol of the South shrinking in the shadow of urban development, will cost more than $4.7 million to relocate, specialists told state officials Monday.

Encore for the Miller
"It's time." That's what the new owner of the Miller Theater wants on the building's curved marquee in big, bold letters.

Hostage discloses all in her new book
Though she came out looking like one, Ashley Smith was no squeaky-clean angel the morning she brought about the peaceful surrender of the Atlanta courthouse shooting suspect.

Man forgives victim

Publicity led to answers
According to her new book, during her seven-hour ordeal as a hostage in her Duluth, Ga., apartment, Ashley Smith thought constantly of her late husband, Daniel "Mack" Smith.

School bus crash causes no major injuries
A bus from Augusta Christian Schools carrying about 25 pupils was involved in a wreck Monday morning near Greensboro, Ga., but officials said there were no major injuries.

News you can use
30901 Development Corp.: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Beulah Grove Community Resource Center, 1446 Lee Beard Way

Day off 'weird,' but still welcome
A day off from school Monday gave 7-year-old Caleb Culverhouse some extra football practice time and allowed his dad, Joey, to take some much-needed time off from his job at Georgia Power.

News you can use

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - The coordinator of South Carolina's flood mitigation program, Lisa Jones, says people in low-lying areas should consider insurance even if they are not in an official flood plain.

Day off 'weird,' but still welcome

Across the southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. - A Christian group says a stress-reduction class for students at a Raleigh elementary school promoted "New Age" beliefs and were school-sponsored religious activities that violated the First Amendment.

Across the area

Day off 'weird,' but still welcome
A day off from school Monday gave 7-year-old Caleb Culverhouse some extra football practice time and allowed his dad, Joey, to take some much-needed time off from his job at Georgia Power.

Across South Carolina

Katrina causes shift in outlook
KINGSLAND, Ga. - Three weeks after finding shelter from Hurricane Katrina, reality is sinking in for Onita Simmons.

Weather Channel is accused of age bias

Humane touch is shared with needy animals
In some form or fashion, Donna Evans has been saving dogs all of her life.

Kid of the Day

Five questions with ASU's Clint Bryant
Clint Bryant, the athletics director for Augusta State University, loves to talk about barbecue, but is tight-lipped when it comes to his own secret recipe. Mr. Bryant will participate in the Celebrity Men's Great Outdoor Cook-Off at Lake Olmstead Park on Saturday. Proceeds from the event will go to the 30901 Development Corp.

Hostage discloses all in her new book

News you can use
30901 Development Corp.: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Beulah Grove Community Resource Center, 1446 Lee Beard Way

Residential lot size causes concern
It all comes down to three numbers: 15,000, 10,000 and 7,500.

EPA looks at old plant

Parents cope with schools' closings

Tall fence to protect airport nearly done

New bankruptcy law less painful here
In a few weeks, one of the most sweeping changes in the federal bankruptcy law goes into effect.

Lobbyists fail to file reports
ATLANTA - Lobbyists, developers and others who spend more than $250 a year trying to sway the decisions of city or county officials are supposed to be filing reports with state and local watchdogs, but few such reports are on file, state auditors found.

Humane touch is shared with needy animals
In some form or fashion, Donna Evans has been saving dogs all of her life.

Tall fence to protect airport nearly done
Coyotes and foxes and dogs, oh my. For about a year, workers have been building up the fence around Augusta Regional Airport to keep these creatures out of the paths of its airplanes.

Five questions with ASU's Clint Bryant
Clint Bryant, the athletics director for Augusta State University, loves to talk about barbecue, but is tight-lipped when it comes to his own secret recipe. Mr. Bryant will participate in the Celebrity Men's Great Outdoor Cook-Off at Lake Olmstead Park on Saturday. Proceeds from the event will go to the 30901 Development Corp.

Across the southeast
RICHMOND, VA. - The White House of the Confederacy, a symbol of the South shrinking in the shadow of urban development, will cost more than $4.7 million to relocate, specialists told state officials Monday.

Encore for the Miller
"It's time." That's what the new owner of the Miller Theater wants on the building's curved marquee in big, bold letters.

SRS cited for environmental infractions
AIKEN - Savannah River Site was cited for two environmental infractions by state health officials in 2004, a report released Monday shows.

Weather Channel is accused of age bias
ATLANTA - Is The Weather Channel a business or entertainment?

Across the southeast

Tall fence to protect airport nearly done
Coyotes and foxes and dogs, oh my. For about a year, workers have been building up the fence around Augusta Regional Airport to keep these creatures out of the paths of its airplanes.

School bus crash causes no major injuries
A bus from Augusta Christian Schools carrying about 25 pupils was involved in a wreck Monday morning near Greensboro, Ga., but officials said there were no major injuries.

Lobbyists fail to file reports
ATLANTA - Lobbyists, developers and others who spend more than $250 a year trying to sway the decisions of city or county officials are supposed to be filing reports with state and local watchdogs, but few such reports are on file, state auditors found.

Across the region
ROCK HILL, S.C. - A Rock Hill firefighter who lost his job after marrying the daughter of a fire captain at another station in the city has found work, as a firefighter in his hometown of Findlay, Ohio.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

News you can use
Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans, has been opened as a shelter for Hurricane Rita evacuees.

Across the region
ROCK HILL, S.C. - A Rock Hill firefighter who lost his job after marrying the daughter of a fire captain at another station in the city has found work, as a firefighter in his hometown of Findlay, Ohio.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Lauren Daley, 14 months, of Augusta.

Across the region
ROCK HILL, S.C. - A Rock Hill firefighter who lost his job after marrying the daughter of a fire captain at another station in the city has found work, as a firefighter in his hometown of Findlay, Ohio.

Job-loss money still flows despite recovery
COLUMBIA - The state continues to give $29 million in tax breaks to companies in or near counties that were hurt by military base closings in the 1990s, even though the three counties meant to be helped by the Economic Impact Zone Act have largely recovered from the job losses.

Mays leading field, mayoral poll shows
If the Augusta mayoral election were held today, interim Mayor Willie Mays would receive the most votes, followed by candidates Deke Copenhaver, Tommy Boyles and Helen Blocker-Adams, according to a poll commissioned by Mr. Copenhaver's campaign.

News you can use
Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans, has been opened as a shelter for Hurricane Rita evacuees.

Man forgives victim
After hearing James Lowe insist that he deserved sex after a woman took his crack cocaine and that, despite her lies in court he forgives her, a judge sentenced Mr. Lowe to 20 years in prison Monday.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Lauren Daley, 14 months, of Augusta.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

New bankruptcy law less painful here
In a few weeks, one of the most sweeping changes in the federal bankruptcy law goes into effect.

Across the area

Residential lot size causes concern
It all comes down to three numbers: 15,000, 10,000 and 7,500.

Lobbyists fail to file reports

Parents cope with schools' closings
Since Sean Nance couldn't be in school Monday, he was being schooled in his father's dry-cleaning delivery business.

New bankruptcy law less painful here

Publicity led to answers
According to her new book, during her seven-hour ordeal as a hostage in her Duluth, Ga., apartment, Ashley Smith thought constantly of her late husband, Daniel "Mack" Smith.

Across the region

Publicity led to answers

Across the southeast
RICHMOND, VA. - The White House of the Confederacy, a symbol of the South shrinking in the shadow of urban development, will cost more than $4.7 million to relocate, specialists told state officials Monday.

Early 'snow days' get mixed reviews
ATLANTA - Rasheed Ahmad probably will have to take a day off from work today, thank you Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Katrina causes shift in outlook

General wants to see fast thinking

EPA looks at old plant
A defunct chemical waste-processing site in Augusta has been proposed for inclusion on the federal "Superfund" list of the nation's most polluted areas, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

SRS cited for environmental infractions

Across the southeast

Mays leading field, mayoral poll shows

News you can use

Katrina causes shift in outlook
KINGSLAND, Ga. - Three weeks after finding shelter from Hurricane Katrina, reality is sinking in for Onita Simmons.

Five questions with ASU's Clint Bryant

School bus crash causes no major injuries

Early 'snow days' get mixed reviews
ATLANTA - Rasheed Ahmad probably will have to take a day off from work today, thank you Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Center nearing opening
The new Family Y isn't open yet, but curious south Augusta residents already are peeking in.

Encore for the Miller

SRS cited for environmental infractions
AIKEN - Savannah River Site was cited for two environmental infractions by state health officials in 2004, a report released Monday shows.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Candace Alayna Manning, 18 months, of Augusta.

Job-loss money still flows despite recovery
COLUMBIA - The state continues to give $29 million in tax breaks to companies in or near counties that were hurt by military base closings in the 1990s, even though the three counties meant to be helped by the Economic Impact Zone Act have largely recovered from the job losses.

Weather Channel is accused of age bias
ATLANTA - Is The Weather Channel a business or entertainment?

Mays leading field, mayoral poll shows
If the Augusta mayoral election were held today, interim Mayor Willie Mays would receive the most votes, followed by candidates Deke Copenhaver, Tommy Boyles and Helen Blocker-Adams, according to a poll commissioned by Mr. Copenhaver's campaign.

General wants to see fast thinking
COLUMBIA - The Army's newest soldiers must be highly trained thinkers to survive combat in Afghanistan or Iraq, the commander of the Army's largest training base says.

Man forgives victim
After hearing James Lowe insist that he deserved sex after a woman took his crack cocaine and that, despite her lies in court he forgives her, a judge sentenced Mr. Lowe to 20 years in prison Monday.

EPA looks at old plant
A defunct chemical waste-processing site in Augusta has been proposed for inclusion on the federal "Superfund" list of the nation's most polluted areas, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Center nearing opening
The new Family Y isn't open yet, but curious south Augusta residents already are peeking in.

Center nearing opening

Residential lot size causes concern

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Officials believe a candle or incense burning too close to combustible materials sparked an apartment fire that killed a southwest Atlanta woman and two children Sunday night.

Early 'snow days' get mixed reviews

Kid of the Day

Humane touch is shared with needy animals

Job-loss money still flows despite recovery

U.S. victory should worry Europeans
GAINESVILLE, Va. - The Europeans should be very nervous.

U.S. victory should worry Europeans
GAINESVILLE, Va. - The Europeans should be very nervous.

Think of the benefits of living in Moorestown
The house I've lived in for years might be moving soon. Well, the bricks would stay put, but the subdivision just might take a drive into the city.

Think of the benefits of living in Moorestown
The house I've lived in for years might be moving soon. Well, the bricks would stay put, but the subdivision just might take a drive into the city.

'Flightplan,' 'Corpse Bride' propel big box-office weekend

Director shifts from music videos to movies
NEW YORK - Jay-Z shot. Trent Reznor spinning upside down. David Bowie teetering on a rooftop.

Francis Ford Coppola to begin new film in October
NEW YORK - After an eight-year absence, Francis Ford Coppola is returning to the director's chair.

Director shifts from music videos to movies

'Flightplan,' 'Corpse Bride' propel big box-office weekend
LOS ANGELES - Jodie Foster piloted "Flightplan" to a No. 1 debut, her airborne thriller taking in $24.6 million to land ahead of "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride," the runner-up with $20.1 million.

'Flightplan,' 'Corpse Bride' propel big box-office weekend
LOS ANGELES - Jodie Foster piloted "Flightplan" to a No. 1 debut, her airborne thriller taking in $24.6 million to land ahead of "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride," the runner-up with $20.1 million.

Francis Ford Coppola to begin new film in October
NEW YORK - After an eight-year absence, Francis Ford Coppola is returning to the director's chair.

Francis Ford Coppola to begin new film in October

Director shifts from music videos to movies
NEW YORK - Jay-Z shot. Trent Reznor spinning upside down. David Bowie teetering on a rooftop.

Singer Marilyn Horne nabs a lifetime achievement award
NEW YORK - Marilyn Horne at 71: singer, teacher, grandmother - and now, winner of a lifetime achievement award.

Singer Marilyn Horne nabs a lifetime achievement award

Daddy Yankee leading the reggaeton charge
NEW YORK - Raymond Ayala became reggaeton star Daddy Yankee the day he was shot in the leg with an AK-47.

Daddy Yankee leading the reggaeton charge

Review: Sheryl Crow, 'Wildflower'
Point to ponder while contemplating Sheryl Crow's new "Wildflower" CD: will a bad review earn a set of tread marks on my back?

Review: Sheryl Crow, 'Wildflower'
Point to ponder while contemplating Sheryl Crow's new "Wildflower" CD: will a bad review earn a set of tread marks on my back?

Daddy Yankee leading the reggaeton charge
NEW YORK - Raymond Ayala became reggaeton star Daddy Yankee the day he was shot in the leg with an AK-47.

Review: Neil Young, 'Prairie Wind'
Neil Young's "Prairie Wind" is a gentle-sounding, acoustic-based album that packs an emotional wallop. It rightfully is being cast as the third in a trilogy of albums that started with "Harvest" in 1972 and continued with 1992's "Harvest Moon."

Singer Marilyn Horne nabs a lifetime achievement award
NEW YORK - Marilyn Horne at 71: singer, teacher, grandmother - and now, winner of a lifetime achievement award.

Review: Sheryl Crow, 'Wildflower'

Singer D'Angelo ready to record after SUV crash
RICHMOND, Va. - R&B crooner D'Angelo, who won over America with his '90s soul ballads only to fade after bouts with the law and drugs, said he's ready to record after a car crash left him hospitalized for several days.

Singer D'Angelo ready to record after SUV crash

Singer D'Angelo ready to record after SUV crash
RICHMOND, Va. - R&B crooner D'Angelo, who won over America with his '90s soul ballads only to fade after bouts with the law and drugs, said he's ready to record after a car crash left him hospitalized for several days.

Review: Neil Young, 'Prairie Wind'

Review: Neil Young, 'Prairie Wind'
Neil Young's "Prairie Wind" is a gentle-sounding, acoustic-based album that packs an emotional wallop. It rightfully is being cast as the third in a trilogy of albums that started with "Harvest" in 1972 and continued with 1992's "Harvest Moon."

Alonso is youngest Formula One champ

Chase remains exciting, even without superstars
DOVER, Del. - Who needs Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Jeff Gordon when there's six drivers within 23 points in the Chase for the Championship?

Alonso is youngest Formula One champ
SAO PAULO, Brazil - Fernando Alonso became Formula One's youngest champion by finishing third in the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Chase remains exciting, even without superstars
DOVER, Del. - Who needs Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Jeff Gordon when there's six drivers within 23 points in the Chase for the Championship?

Chase remains exciting, even without superstars

Johnson's knowledge is power
DOVER, Del. - Jimmie Johnson took everything Kyle Busch learned about Dover International Speedway, then used it to beat the 20 year-old driver Sunday in the MBNA RacePoints 400.

Alonso is youngest Formula One champ
SAO PAULO, Brazil - Fernando Alonso became Formula One's youngest champion by finishing third in the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Johnson's knowledge is power
DOVER, Del. - Jimmie Johnson took everything Kyle Busch learned about Dover International Speedway, then used it to beat the 20 year-old driver Sunday in the MBNA RacePoints 400.

Johnson's knowledge is power

Dolphins edge Panthers

Mora says Hall is making most of his skills

Falcons shuffle out with a win

Delhomme despondent after loss to Dolphins

Broncos rout Chiefs

Mr. Ira Von Thigpen    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Verda L. Geddes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Lowell Bentley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Luella Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lowell Bentley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harland W. Mason    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Rambow    (CLINTON, S.C.)

Mr. William McDaniel, Sr.    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. John H. Smith, Jr.    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Mosley Leopard    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Pauline Clifton    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mr. Edward O. Ergle    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Moses Archie, Sr.    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Howard Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice Scott    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. W.C. Boyd    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Pauline Clifton    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Noggle    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Peter Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Trippe Oellerich    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Mosley Leopard    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Rose Rambow    (CLINTON, S.C.)

Mr. Leland Day    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William H. Bush    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Guthrie    (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Mr. Moses Archie, Sr.    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. John H. Smith, Jr.    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Peter Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earl Stanley    (PHARR, TX)

Mr. Corinthian Still    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Richard J. Tengel    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Icy Ruth Jones    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Connie Driver Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys P. Marbert    ( EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Jasper F. Burt    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Bush    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Lowell Bentley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard J. Tengel    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. W.C. Boyd    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Rose Rambow    (CLINTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Connie Driver Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie N. Jones, Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Edward O. Ergle    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Edward O. Ergle    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Domonique Godbee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Howard Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Guthrie    (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie J. Childress    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Howard Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jasper F. Burt    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys P. Marbert    ( EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. John W. Bennett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Luella Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John W. Bennett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harland W. Mason    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Ann Taylor    (ROMEOVILLE, IL)

Mr. Peter Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Trippe Oellerich    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Connie Driver Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. WC Stevens    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Ms. Domonique Godbee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Blanche I. Safley    (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Lois Martin    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Richardson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Freddie N. Jones, Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Mosley Leopard    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Verda L. Geddes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Connie Driver Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Howard Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ira Von Thigpen    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mr. Edward O. Ergle    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Ann Taylor    (ROMEOVILLE, IL)

Mr. Leland Day    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Corinthian Still    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Freddie N. Jones, Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. WC Stevens    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Jasper F. Burt    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice Scott    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Lowell Bentley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Blanche I. Safley    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Jasper F. Burt    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Richardson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha Trippe Oellerich    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Rambow    (CLINTON, S.C.)

Mr. Earl Stanley    (PHARR, TX)

Mrs. Martha Trippe Oellerich    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Ms. Lois Martin    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Noggle    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Mosley Leopard    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Peter Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Icy Ruth Jones    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. William McDaniel, Sr.    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Guthrie (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Mrs. Connie Driver Vick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward O. Ergle (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. John W. Bennett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Mosley Leopard (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Ann Taylor (ROMEOVILLE, IL)

Mr. Peter Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lowell Bentley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. W.C. Boyd (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Ira Von Thigpen (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie J. Childress (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward O. Ergle (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Johnnie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Blanche I. Safley (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Harland W. Mason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Verda L. Geddes (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Jasper F. Burt (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Trippe Oellerich (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Richardson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Jasper F. Burt (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Corinthian Still (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Leland Day (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Rambow (CLINTON, S.C.)

Mr. Peter Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice Scott (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Howard Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Bush (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Domonique Godbee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Icy Ruth Jones (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Luella Martin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. WC Stevens (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Lowell Bentley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Clifton (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mr. Earl Stanley (PHARR, TX)

Ms. Lois Martin (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Rambow (CLINTON, S.C.)

Mr. Moses Archie, Sr. (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. William McDaniel, Sr. (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Howard Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Noggle (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Mosley Leopard (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Connie Driver Vick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys P. Marbert ( EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Richard J. Tengel (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha Trippe Oellerich (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie N. Jones, Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. John H. Smith, Jr. (SARDIS, Ga.)

14-10 win sends New Bridge to semifinals

Roddick serves notice: U.S. will stay in top group of Davis Cup

Armstrong, Merckx lead a ride for charity

Semifinal spot on line today

Overtime

Overtime

Judge dismisses suit seeking to give racehorse controversial name

Back in contention, Wladimir Klitschko seeks title bid

Professor studies why athletes behave badly

Roddick serves notice: U.S. will stay in top group of Davis Cup
LEUVEN, Belgium - Andy Roddick will be perfectly fine if no one mentions his mojo again. His serve is another matter, and he rode it for 35 screaming aces Sunday to keep the United States in the elite group of Davis Cup.

Roddick serves notice: U.S. will stay in top group of Davis Cup
LEUVEN, Belgium - Andy Roddick will be perfectly fine if no one mentions his mojo again. His serve is another matter, and he rode it for 35 screaming aces Sunday to keep the United States in the elite group of Davis Cup.

Semifinal spot on line today
AIKEN - Adam Snow doesn't know if he'll be able to watch today's match between Millarville and New Bridge.

Back in contention, Wladimir Klitschko seeks title bid
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Wladimir Klitschko showed heart, stamina and resiliency in his victory over Samuel Peter.

Judge dismisses suit seeking to give racehorse controversial name
LEXINGTON, Ky. - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a thoroughbred owner who sued to name one of his fillies after Sally Hemings, the slave who was reputed to be Thomas Jefferson's mistress.

Overtime
The Augusta Lynx signed veteran right winger Sam Ftorek on Saturday.

Armstrong, Merckx lead a ride for charity
BEAVERTON, Ore. - Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong zipped through the Oregon countryside with five-time winner Eddie Merckx of Belgium at his side, followed by some 3,500 other cyclists stretched out for miles behind them.

Overtime
USC Aiken's Many Gerolstein was selected as the Peach Belt Conference's Player of the Week.

Armstrong, Merckx lead a ride for charity
BEAVERTON, Ore. - Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong zipped through the Oregon countryside with five-time winner Eddie Merckx of Belgium at his side, followed by some 3,500 other cyclists stretched out for miles behind them.

Semifinal spot on line today
AIKEN - Adam Snow doesn't know if he'll be able to watch today's match between Millarville and New Bridge.

Professor studies why athletes behave badly
MOSCOW, Idaho - Sharon Stoll knows why the sports page often reads like a police blotter - filled with news of illegal drugs, rapes, beatings and other crimes committed by athletes.

Back in contention, Wladimir Klitschko seeks title bid
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Wladimir Klitschko showed heart, stamina and resiliency in his victory over Samuel Peter.

Professor studies why athletes behave badly
MOSCOW, Idaho - Sharon Stoll knows why the sports page often reads like a police blotter - filled with news of illegal drugs, rapes, beatings and other crimes committed by athletes.

14-10 win sends New Bridge to semifinals
AIKEN - New Bridge earned a spot in the semifinals of the U.S. Polo Association's Gold Cup tournament Monday with a 14-10 win against Millarville.

14-10 win sends New Bridge to semifinals
AIKEN - New Bridge earned a spot in the semifinals of the U.S. Polo Association's Gold Cup tournament Monday with a 14-10 win against Millarville.

Judge dismisses suit seeking to give racehorse controversial name
LEXINGTON, Ky. - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a thoroughbred owner who sued to name one of his fillies after Sally Hemings, the slave who was reputed to be Thomas Jefferson's mistress.

Overtime
The Augusta Lynx signed veteran right winger Sam Ftorek on Saturday.

Overtime
USC Aiken's Many Gerolstein was selected as the Peach Belt Conference's Player of the Week.

Broncos rout Chiefs
DENVER - Rod Smith, Mike Anderson and the Denver Broncos made that newfangled Kansas City defense seem a lot like the old one. And that vaunted Chiefs offense looked pretty lame, too.

Delhomme despondent after loss to Dolphins
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - No one takes losing harder than Carolina quarterback Jake Delhomme. So upset after the Panthers lost the Super Bowl, he forced himself to watch from the sideline with tears in his eyes as New England celebrated the win.

Broncos rout Chiefs
DENVER - Rod Smith, Mike Anderson and the Denver Broncos made that newfangled Kansas City defense seem a lot like the old one. And that vaunted Chiefs offense looked pretty lame, too.

Delhomme despondent after loss to Dolphins
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - No one takes losing harder than Carolina quarterback Jake Delhomme. So upset after the Panthers lost the Super Bowl, he forced himself to watch from the sideline with tears in his eyes as New England celebrated the win.

Dolphins edge Panthers
MIAMI - When the Miami Dolphins were desperate for someone to stop Steve Smith and the Carolina Panthers, safety Lance Schulters stepped in.

Falcons shuffle out with a win
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Falcons fans can relax. Michael Vick, and his tweaked hamstring, look fine.

Mora says Hall is making most of his skills
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After a brief halftime visit with DeAngelo Hall and team doctors in the locker room, Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora had no indication his star cornerback would take another snap at Buffalo.

Falcons shuffle out with a win
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Falcons fans can relax. Michael Vick, and his tweaked hamstring, look fine.

Dolphins edge Panthers
MIAMI - When the Miami Dolphins were desperate for someone to stop Steve Smith and the Carolina Panthers, safety Lance Schulters stepped in.

Mora says Hall is making most of his skills
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After a brief halftime visit with DeAngelo Hall and team doctors in the locker room, Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora had no indication his star cornerback would take another snap at Buffalo.

After storm, worshippers give thanks for survival
TYLER, Texas - Reaching into a white plastic bag Sunday, pastor Michael W. Massar pulled out a broken tree limb - a symbol of Hurricane Rita.

After storm, worshippers give thanks for survival
TYLER, Texas - Reaching into a white plastic bag Sunday, pastor Michael W. Massar pulled out a broken tree limb - a symbol of Hurricane Rita.

Pope meets with dissident theologian Hans Kueng
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI met with one of his fiercest critics, the Swiss dissident theologian Hans Kueng, in yet another sign the pontiff wants to reach out to prominent Catholics who fell from grace under his predecessor.

Pope meets with dissident theologian Hans Kueng
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI met with one of his fiercest critics, the Swiss dissident theologian Hans Kueng, in yet another sign the pontiff wants to reach out to prominent Catholics who fell from grace under his predecessor.

U.S. victory should worry Europeans

Dylan film explores his early songs and their era
NEW YORK - "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan," released in 1963, has one of the era's most memorable album covers. Gracing the album that features such folk anthems as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" is a photo of the 21-year-old Dylan tripping through a snowy New York street with a radiant young woman hugging him close.

Reporter buoys reputation with hurricane coverage

Questions abound as 'Housewives' returns
NEW YORK - "Desperate Housewives" featured a desperate widow Sunday night.

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

Dylan film explores his early songs and their era
NEW YORK - "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan," released in 1963, has one of the era's most memorable album covers. Gracing the album that features such folk anthems as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" is a photo of the 21-year-old Dylan tripping through a snowy New York street with a radiant young woman hugging him close.

ABC, CBS working anchor replacements

Winners, losers as new television season is launched

Google offers prime-time video streamcasts

Dylan film explores his early songs and their era

Questions abound as 'Housewives' returns

Reporter buoys reputation with hurricane coverage
NEW YORK - Much like a youthful Dan Rather made a name for himself with stellar coverage of a Gulf Coast hurricane two generations ago, Fox News Channel's Shepard Smith opened some eyes with his work in the face of a powerful and blustery force.

Questions abound as 'Housewives' returns
NEW YORK - "Desperate Housewives" featured a desperate widow Sunday night.

Reporter buoys reputation with hurricane coverage
NEW YORK - Much like a youthful Dan Rather made a name for himself with stellar coverage of a Gulf Coast hurricane two generations ago, Fox News Channel's Shepard Smith opened some eyes with his work in the face of a powerful and blustery force.

ABC, CBS working anchor replacements
NEW YORK - Executives at ABC and CBS News can be relieved this week that, unlike with Hurricane Katrina, their Rita coverage didn't appear seriously affected by voids at the chief anchor position left by the late Peter Jennings and Dan Rather.

Google offers prime-time video streamcasts
NEW YORK - Search engine leader Google Inc. is delving deeper into an unconventional business, offering an Internet streamcast of last week's television premiere of Chris Rock's new comedy.

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

ABC, CBS working anchor replacements
NEW YORK - Executives at ABC and CBS News can be relieved this week that, unlike with Hurricane Katrina, their Rita coverage didn't appear seriously affected by voids at the chief anchor position left by the late Peter Jennings and Dan Rather.

Google offers prime-time video streamcasts
NEW YORK - Search engine leader Google Inc. is delving deeper into an unconventional business, offering an Internet streamcast of last week's television premiere of Chris Rock's new comedy.

Ashton and Demi - latest meeting of young and old

Rapper Beanie Sigel cleared in 2003 shooting

Don Adams, secret agent on 'Get Smart,' dies at 82

Magazine names Enrique Iglesias 'sexiest bachelor'

Georgia at 4-0, focusing on Vols
STARKVILLE, Miss. - D.J. Shockley is cramming a career's worth of firsts into his only season as Georgia's starting quarterback.

Georgia-Tennessee game set for 3:30 p.m. kickoff
ATLANTA - Seventh-ranked Georgia's Oct. 8 game at No. 10 Tennessee has been set for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff.

Georgia-Tennessee game set for 3:30 p.m. kickoff
ATLANTA - Seventh-ranked Georgia's Oct. 8 game at No. 10 Tennessee has been set for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff.

Georgia at 4-0, focusing on Vols
STARKVILLE, Miss. - D.J. Shockley is cramming a career's worth of firsts into his only season as Georgia's starting quarterback.

Georgia at 4-0, focusing on Vols

Georgia-Tennessee game set for 3:30 p.m. kickoff

Pops' catch is just another triumph
COLUMBIA, S.C. - It was just a simple hitch pass during trash time. But to 40-year-old South Carolina walk-on Tim Frisby, Saturday's catch was yet another goal achieved in a remarkable life.

Auburn's Kenny Irons facing former team

Pops' catch is just another triumph

Auburn's Kenny Irons facing former team
AUBURN, Ala. - David Irons remembers the image of his brother Kenny slumped on the South Carolina bench, a towel covering up both his head and his growing frustration.

Auburn's Kenny Irons facing former team
AUBURN, Ala. - David Irons remembers the image of his brother Kenny slumped on the South Carolina bench, a towel covering up both his head and his growing frustration.

Pops' catch is just another triumph
COLUMBIA, S.C. - It was just a simple hitch pass during trash time. But to 40-year-old South Carolina walk-on Tim Frisby, Saturday's catch was yet another goal achieved in a remarkable life.

'Late Registration' pays off for rapper
Kanye West has done it again. The hip-hop prep who first dazzled us with his determination and depth in his first single, Through the Wire, is back with his head on straight and his lyrics ready to regain their crown.

Xtreme calendar
CHECK THIS OUT: Lelavision, a whimsical merging of modern and aerial dance, music, theater and large interactive musical sculptures comes to the Grover C. Maxwell Theatre at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. Shows begin at 7 p.m. and admission is $5.

Seniors' final year is blow to wallet

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False sense of security can come in final year
The name of the affliction is senioritis, and its symptoms are easy enough to see: A lack of motivation, the counting of days and biding of time in easy electives.

False sense of security can come in final year

Xtreme calendar

Question of the week

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On their new album Howl, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club takes a departure from its earlier noisy and more experimental stuff.

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On their new album Howl, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club takes a departure from its earlier noisy and more experimental stuff.

School spirit is high for big event

'Just Like Heaven' quickly gives itself away
Just Like Heaven is a romantic, boy-meets-girl and boy-falls-for-girl movie with a haunting twist.

'Just Like Heaven' quickly gives itself away

School spirit is high for big event
There's something unique in the air this time of year at most area high schools. You can feel it. It does not exactly hit you like the Southern humidity when you walk outside on a warm, late summer day, but you can still feel it.

'Just Like Heaven' quickly gives itself away
Just Like Heaven is a romantic, boy-meets-girl and boy-falls-for-girl movie with a haunting twist.

Seniors' final year is blow to wallet
Finally, I have reached the apex of my high school career. It is such an honor to be someone who others look up to because I am a senior.

If boy kept child secret, he could be hiding more

'Late Registration' pays off for rapper
Kanye West has done it again. The hip-hop prep who first dazzled us with his determination and depth in his first single, Through the Wire, is back with his head on straight and his lyrics ready to regain their crown.

School spirit is high for big event
There's something unique in the air this time of year at most area high schools. You can feel it. It does not exactly hit you like the Southern humidity when you walk outside on a warm, late summer day, but you can still feel it.

If boy kept child secret, he could be hiding more
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I've been going with this boy for a year and a half. We've been talking - no lies, no nothing. Then all of a sudden I hear he's got a baby. I asked him about it and why he kept it from me for so long, and then he gave me a good answer. It still doesn't feel right, though. What should I do?

Question of the week
Q: Does a school's academic reputation affect how people see the students?

Question of the week
Q: Does a school's academic reputation affect how people see the students?

'Late Registration' pays off for rapper

Xtreme calendar
CHECK THIS OUT: Lelavision, a whimsical merging of modern and aerial dance, music, theater and large interactive musical sculptures comes to the Grover C. Maxwell Theatre at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. Shows begin at 7 p.m. and admission is $5.

Seniors' final year is blow to wallet
Finally, I have reached the apex of my high school career. It is such an honor to be someone who others look up to because I am a senior.

False sense of security can come in final year
The name of the affliction is senioritis, and its symptoms are easy enough to see: A lack of motivation, the counting of days and biding of time in easy electives.

If boy kept child secret, he could be hiding more
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I've been going with this boy for a year and a half. We've been talking - no lies, no nothing. Then all of a sudden I hear he's got a baby. I asked him about it and why he kept it from me for so long, and then he gave me a good answer. It still doesn't feel right, though. What should I do?

Pope meets with dissident theologian Hans Kueng

After storm, worshippers give thanks for survival