Book awards draw little public attention
NEW YORK - What if a people's choice award was held and the people didn't choose?

Taking a walk in Jennifer Weiner's shoes
PHILADELPHIA - Shiny SUVs, cookie-cutter McMansions and perfectly manicured supermommies - it's a scene straight out of the American Dream until someone gets a knife in her back.

Taking a walk in Jennifer Weiner's shoes

Book awards draw little public attention

Book awards draw little public attention
NEW YORK - What if a people's choice award was held and the people didn't choose?

Taking a walk in Jennifer Weiner's shoes
PHILADELPHIA - Shiny SUVs, cookie-cutter McMansions and perfectly manicured supermommies - it's a scene straight out of the American Dream until someone gets a knife in her back.

Yankees like their chances on the road
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The last time the New York Yankees traveled to Anaheim in the playoffs, their pitchers got pounded and they headed home for the winter frustrated after a first-round exit.

Yankees like their chances on the road

Red Sox win AL wild card race
BOSTON - The champagne had a brief wait and a short trip after the New York Yankees clinched the AL East at Fenway Park.

Can Red Sox rekindle magic?
Trying to end an 88-year championship drought, the White Sox need only look across the field to find hope.

Can Red Sox rekindle magic?

Can Red Sox rekindle magic?
Trying to end an 88-year championship drought, the White Sox need only look across the field to find hope.

Playoff capsules
ASTROS VS. BRAVES

Red Sox win AL wild card race

Playoff capsules
ASTROS VS. BRAVES

Astros clinch NL wild card berth
HOUSTON - The Houston Astros clinched the NL wild card on the final day of the regular season - just like they did last year.

Yankees like their chances on the road
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The last time the New York Yankees traveled to Anaheim in the playoffs, their pitchers got pounded and they headed home for the winter frustrated after a first-round exit.

Red Sox win AL wild card race
BOSTON - The champagne had a brief wait and a short trip after the New York Yankees clinched the AL East at Fenway Park.

Astros clinch NL wild card berth

Astros clinch NL wild card berth
HOUSTON - The Houston Astros clinched the NL wild card on the final day of the regular season - just like they did last year.

Playoff capsules

It's about time we praise lazy people's contributions

Braves look for spark from rookies in playoffs
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones said the Braves' 90-win season that continued the franchise's run of 14 consecutive postseason appearances was best characterized by Andruw Jones' major league-leading 51 home runs.

Braves look for spark from rookies in playoffs

Atlanta drops final regular season game

Atlanta drops final regular season game
MIAMI - To complete the cycle, the regular season ended in the same fashion in which it began for the Braves.

Ailing Braves try to avoid first-round exit
ATLANTA - Eager to avoid another first-round exit, the Atlanta Braves come into the playoffs with all sorts of worries.

Ailing Braves try to avoid first-round exit
ATLANTA - Eager to avoid another first-round exit, the Atlanta Braves come into the playoffs with all sorts of worries.

Atlanta drops final regular season game
MIAMI - To complete the cycle, the regular season ended in the same fashion in which it began for the Braves.

Ailing Braves try to avoid first-round exit

Braves look for spark from rookies in playoffs
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones said the Braves' 90-win season that continued the franchise's run of 14 consecutive postseason appearances was best characterized by Andruw Jones' major league-leading 51 home runs.

Month weak in SUV sales
DETROIT - Sales of sport utility vehicles took a dive in September, dragging down U.S. automakers that were already expecting payback after a summer of employee-pricing discounts.

Group adds to lodging market

Canada's tar sands industry booming
FORT McMURRAY, Canada - The smell of oil hangs in the air over the Muskeg River Mine, a vast open pit the size of several dozen city blocks. Fed by enormous hydraulic shovels, huge dump trucks carry black, sticky sand that will eventually be turned into crude oil.

Shale proving a tough nut to crack for industry

Report triggers worry; stocks end day mixed
NEW YORK - Stocks turned in a mixed performance Monday after a report showed that the nation's manufacturing sector is expanding but facing even higher costs, triggering worries about inflation and rising interest rates.

Google morphing into multifaceted juggernaut

Automotive R&D thrives in Michigan, but will it stay?
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - Michigan's automotive future doesn't lie in the sprawling plants and smokestacks of the Detroit area, but in scores of nondescript office parks.

Automotive R&D thrives in Michigan, but will it stay?

Group adds to lodging market
They call it Holiday Inn Drive, but it's not limited to Holiday Inns. A Fairfield Inn is planned for a 2006 opening in front of the Holiday Inn on Gordon Highway.

Shale getting a new look from energy industry

Report triggers worry; stocks end day mixed

Report triggers worry; stocks end day mixed
NEW YORK - Stocks turned in a mixed performance Monday after a report showed that the nation's manufacturing sector is expanding but facing even higher costs, triggering worries about inflation and rising interest rates.

Economy gets mixed report
NEW YORK - The nation's manufacturing sector shook off the impact of Hurricane Katrina and expanded robustly during September, but prices for raw materials surged, raising the specter of higher inflation and interest rates.

Economy gets mixed report
NEW YORK - The nation's manufacturing sector shook off the impact of Hurricane Katrina and expanded robustly during September, but prices for raw materials surged, raising the specter of higher inflation and interest rates.

Group adds to lodging market
They call it Holiday Inn Drive, but it's not limited to Holiday Inns. A Fairfield Inn is planned for a 2006 opening in front of the Holiday Inn on Gordon Highway.

Google morphing into multifaceted juggernaut
SAN FRANCISCO - In just seven years, Google Inc. has morphed from a bare-bones online search engine into a technological octopus that seems to sprout another intriguing tentacle every other week.

Shale proving a tough nut to crack for industry
MEEKER, Colo. - Out in sagebrush country, Kenneth Brown is standing over part of the world's most concentrated energy resource, land that holds up to 1 million barrels of oil per acre. Too bad it's locked up in layers of rock in some places hundreds of feet underground.

Shale getting a new look from energy industry
PARACHUTE, Colo. - The brush-covered landscape of buttes and desert just west of the Rockies, already dotted with oil and gas rigs, could be in store for another resource boom as the energy industry turns a fresh eye toward developing oil shale.

Shale getting a new look from energy industry
PARACHUTE, Colo. - The brush-covered landscape of buttes and desert just west of the Rockies, already dotted with oil and gas rigs, could be in store for another resource boom as the energy industry turns a fresh eye toward developing oil shale.

Shale proving a tough nut to crack for industry
MEEKER, Colo. - Out in sagebrush country, Kenneth Brown is standing over part of the world's most concentrated energy resource, land that holds up to 1 million barrels of oil per acre. Too bad it's locked up in layers of rock in some places hundreds of feet underground.

Google morphing into multifaceted juggernaut
SAN FRANCISCO - In just seven years, Google Inc. has morphed from a bare-bones online search engine into a technological octopus that seems to sprout another intriguing tentacle every other week.

Canada's tar sands industry booming
FORT McMURRAY, Canada - The smell of oil hangs in the air over the Muskeg River Mine, a vast open pit the size of several dozen city blocks. Fed by enormous hydraulic shovels, huge dump trucks carry black, sticky sand that will eventually be turned into crude oil.

Month weak in SUV sales

Automotive R&D thrives in Michigan, but will it stay?
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - Michigan's automotive future doesn't lie in the sprawling plants and smokestacks of the Detroit area, but in scores of nondescript office parks.

Economy gets mixed report

Month weak in SUV sales
DETROIT - Sales of sport utility vehicles took a dive in September, dragging down U.S. automakers that were already expecting payback after a summer of employee-pricing discounts.

Canada's tar sands industry booming

USC keeps rolling but those sputtering starts are a concern
TEMPE, Ariz. - The problem with big comebacks is something bad has to happen to make them necessary.

Normal game week proves odd for LSU
STARKVILLE, Miss. - The latest abnormality on LSU's schedule is, well, its first typical week of the season.

'Bama announces return to prominence
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama's fans didn't want to leave the stands after a game that was decided long before it actually ended, and the players lingered on the field celebrating along with them.

Tennessee looking for more big plays

'Bama announces return to prominence

Normal game week proves odd for LSU

Normal game week proves odd for LSU
STARKVILLE, Miss. - The latest abnormality on LSU's schedule is, well, its first typical week of the season.

USC keeps rolling but those sputtering starts are a concern

USC keeps rolling but those sputtering starts are a concern
TEMPE, Ariz. - The problem with big comebacks is something bad has to happen to make them necessary.

Tennessee looking for more big plays
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee offensive lineman Arron Sears is all for gaining big chunks of yards that lead quickly to the end zone.

Tennessee looking for more big plays
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee offensive lineman Arron Sears is all for gaining big chunks of yards that lead quickly to the end zone.

'Bama announces return to prominence
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama's fans didn't want to leave the stands after a game that was decided long before it actually ended, and the players lingered on the field celebrating along with them.

Backing away from a fight?
What's more important? Getting a conservative on the U.S. Supreme Court who will leave us alone? Or finding a nominee who can fly under the radar and not attract much Democratic flak?

Tougher sex crime laws

Ariel Sharon hangs on
It was hoped, even expected, in some quarters that Israel's removal of Jewish settlements and unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip several weeks ago would result in a major step toward a peace pact with the Palestinian Authority, headed up by the late Yasser Arafat's successor, Mahmoud Abbas.

A shocking loss
The Augusta community especially, but also the state of Georgia, was shocked to learn of the sudden heart-attack death Sunday night of state Rep. Henry Howard, D-Augusta.

A shocking loss
The Augusta community especially, but also the state of Georgia, was shocked to learn of the sudden heart-attack death Sunday night of state Rep. Henry Howard, D-Augusta.

Vital principle at stake
Could New York Times reporter Judith Miller have gotten out of jail a lot earlier than three months if she'd only tried harder?

Tougher sex crime laws
Is it possible to write a law that's too harsh on sex offenders, especially those who prey on children? Georgians could find out if Republicans in the state House of Representatives have their way.

A shocking loss

Ariel Sharon hangs on

Vital principle at stake

Vital principle at stake
Could New York Times reporter Judith Miller have gotten out of jail a lot earlier than three months if she'd only tried harder?

Backing away from a fight?

Backing away from a fight?
What's more important? Getting a conservative on the U.S. Supreme Court who will leave us alone? Or finding a nominee who can fly under the radar and not attract much Democratic flak?

Ariel Sharon hangs on
It was hoped, even expected, in some quarters that Israel's removal of Jewish settlements and unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip several weeks ago would result in a major step toward a peace pact with the Palestinian Authority, headed up by the late Yasser Arafat's successor, Mahmoud Abbas.

Tougher sex crime laws
Is it possible to write a law that's too harsh on sex offenders, especially those who prey on children? Georgians could find out if Republicans in the state House of Representatives have their way.

Study: Films ignore negative consequences
LONDON - Hollywood might be bad for your health, according to a new study, which concludes that blockbuster movies paint a consequence-free view of sex and drugs.

People in the News
PARIS - Jane Fonda canceled plans to attend a premiere of a documentary about her former husband Roger Vadim in southern France because of hip and back problems.

Paris Hilton: 'I'm just not ready for marriage'
LOS ANGELES - Paris Hilton said Saturday she ended her five-month engagement to a Greek shipping heir because she's "not ready for marriage" and didn't want it to end in divorce.

Roy Horn, two years after tiger attack
LAS VEGAS - Roy Horn says "the magic is back."

Study: Films ignore negative consequences
LONDON - Hollywood might be bad for your health, according to a new study, which concludes that blockbuster movies paint a consequence-free view of sex and drugs.

Paris Hilton: 'I'm just not ready for marriage'
LOS ANGELES - Paris Hilton said Saturday she ended her five-month engagement to a Greek shipping heir because she's "not ready for marriage" and didn't want it to end in divorce.

Roy Horn, two years after tiger attack
LAS VEGAS - Roy Horn says "the magic is back."

People in the News
PARIS - Jane Fonda canceled plans to attend a premiere of a documentary about her former husband Roger Vadim in southern France because of hip and back problems.

Is there a natural gas alternative for home heating?

Is there a natural gas alternative for home heating?
Q. With oil and natural-gas prices so high, I'm thinking about looking at alternative energy sources to heat my home. What do I need to know?

Is there a natural gas alternative for home heating?
Q. With oil and natural-gas prices so high, I'm thinking about looking at alternative energy sources to heat my home. What do I need to know?

Two Ga. Southern basketball players shot at bar
STATESBORO, Ga. - Three men are in custody after two Georgia Southern basketball players were shot early Sunday morning after an apparent argument at a bar.

Two Ga. Southern basketball players shot at bar
STATESBORO, Ga. - Three men are in custody after two Georgia Southern basketball players were shot early Sunday morning after an apparent argument at a bar.

Yellow Jackets use loss as motivationGeorgia Tech
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech's football team lost 51-7 in its last game after starting the season 3-0.

Two Ga. Southern basketball players shot at bar

Yellow Jackets use loss as motivationGeorgia Tech

Ripken group brings larger staff to team
Four new faces popped out of the cubicles Monday at the Augusta GreenJackets' office.

Ripken group brings larger staff to team
Four new faces popped out of the cubicles Monday at the Augusta GreenJackets' office.

Yes, officer, that wreck was the car's fault

Jang in three-way tie for LPGA lead
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. - British Open champion Jeong Jang shot a 5-under 66 to join South Korean compatriot Hee-Won Han and Karine Icher of France as the second-round leaders by two shots in the fog-delayed LPGA Office Depot Championship on Sunday.

Fast start carries Choi to third career title

Montgomerie wins Dunhill Links

Irwin wins SAS Championship
CARY, N.C. - Hale Irwin won for the fourth time this year to push his Champions Tour-record victory total to 44, capping a back-nine run with an eagle in a two-stroke victory over Tom Jenkins and Bob Gilder on Sunday in the SAS Championship.

Irwin wins SAS Championship
CARY, N.C. - Hale Irwin won for the fourth time this year to push his Champions Tour-record victory total to 44, capping a back-nine run with an eagle in a two-stroke victory over Tom Jenkins and Bob Gilder on Sunday in the SAS Championship.

Fast start carries Choi to third career title
GREENSBORO, N.C. - K.J. Choi had the look of a champion from the start.

Irwin wins SAS Championship

Jang in three-way tie for LPGA lead

Gove wins rain-shortened Oregon Classic
EUGENE, Ore. - Jeff Gove won the Nationwide Tour's Oregon Classic on Sunday when steady morning rain forced tournament officials to cancel the fourth round.

Jang in three-way tie for LPGA lead
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. - British Open champion Jeong Jang shot a 5-under 66 to join South Korean compatriot Hee-Won Han and Karine Icher of France as the second-round leaders by two shots in the fog-delayed LPGA Office Depot Championship on Sunday.

Augusta State golfer in hospital after accident
An Augusta State women's golfer is at Medical College of Georgia Hospital after a Saturday night accident.

Augusta State golfer in hospital after accident

Gove wins rain-shortened Oregon Classic

Augusta State golfer in hospital after accident
An Augusta State women's golfer is at Medical College of Georgia Hospital after a Saturday night accident.

Montgomerie wins Dunhill Links
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Colin Montgomerie birdied the last hole to win the Dunhill Links Championship by a stroke Sunday, rallying from a five-shot deficit for his first victory in his home country since 1999.

Fast start carries Choi to third career title
GREENSBORO, N.C. - K.J. Choi had the look of a champion from the start.

Montgomerie wins Dunhill Links
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Colin Montgomerie birdied the last hole to win the Dunhill Links Championship by a stroke Sunday, rallying from a five-shot deficit for his first victory in his home country since 1999.

Gove wins rain-shortened Oregon Classic
EUGENE, Ore. - Jeff Gove won the Nationwide Tour's Oregon Classic on Sunday when steady morning rain forced tournament officials to cancel the fourth round.

Ripken group brings larger staff to team

Red Devils' defense has dominated

Red Devils' defense has dominated
WHO'S HOT: Lincoln County. After three straight wins, Lincoln County (3-3) becomes the second team to make an appearance in both the who's hot and who's not sections.

Red Devils' defense has dominated
WHO'S HOT: Lincoln County. After three straight wins, Lincoln County (3-3) becomes the second team to make an appearance in both the who's hot and who's not sections.

Thrashers GM hopes to meet with Kovalchuk
ATLANTA - Ilya Kovalchuk will be in Atlanta this week to see his new daughter, and the Thrashers hope they can meet with their holdout forward during his visit.

Thrashers GM hopes to meet with Kovalchuk
ATLANTA - Ilya Kovalchuk will be in Atlanta this week to see his new daughter, and the Thrashers hope they can meet with their holdout forward during his visit.

Thrashers GM hopes to meet with Kovalchuk

It's about time we praise lazy people's contributions
One of my co-workers was chiding an associate the other day for being "lazy." She said it with an accusatory tone that implied laziness was a bad thing.

It's about time we praise lazy people's contributions
One of my co-workers was chiding an associate the other day for being "lazy." She said it with an accusatory tone that implied laziness was a bad thing.

'Coach' Holland is a strong leader
I am writing this letter of support for Calvin Holland, candidate for the Augusta Commission seat for District 5.Gardenia C. Wright, Martinez

Riverwalk area looks deplorable

'Coach' Holland is a strong leader

Complacency is the enemy of progress
Another election season looms in Richmond County. Chances are, once again the election results will be determined by a small percentage of voters.Brian Green, Augusta

Complacency is the enemy of progress

Tarver will serve everyone well
Reggie Williams tipped his hat to newly elected state Sen. Ed Tarver as being a man of honesty and integrity in a letter to The Chronicle on Sept. 28 ("Race, class can affect elections"). Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

'Coach' Holland is a strong leader
I am writing this letter of support for Calvin Holland, candidate for the Augusta Commission seat for District 5.Gardenia C. Wright, Martinez

Complacency is the enemy of progress
Another election season looms in Richmond County. Chances are, once again the election results will be determined by a small percentage of voters.Brian Green, Augusta

Bring bad pet caretakers to heel

Riverwalk area looks deplorable
I recently took a walk at Riverwalk Augusta. I was appalled by the condition of the entire area around the fountain, and the drive to the parking areas was ridiculous - ruts, holes, uneven surfaces, dirty roads and trash.Richard E Howard, Martinez

Tarver will serve everyone well
Reggie Williams tipped his hat to newly elected state Sen. Ed Tarver as being a man of honesty and integrity in a letter to The Chronicle on Sept. 28 ("Race, class can affect elections"). Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

Schools aren't playpens for kids

Bring bad pet caretakers to heel
Recently, I was enjoying a run with my dog on a leash on Walton Way - a great way to relieve stress and wind down after a day at work.Holly McCormick, Augusta

Article on loans missed the mark
On the heels of recent distorted reports in this publication about a special post-9-11 loan guarantee program administered by the Small Business Administration ("9-11 money went to many not in need," Sept. 9), it's time for a reality check.Hector V. Barreto, Washington, D.C.

Schools aren't playpens for kids
It seems from all of the whining about the two "snow days" enjoyed by local schools - at the governor's request - we have finally uncovered what the public really thinks about education: Justen Wonderly, Augusta

Riverwalk area looks deplorable
I recently took a walk at Riverwalk Augusta. I was appalled by the condition of the entire area around the fountain, and the drive to the parking areas was ridiculous - ruts, holes, uneven surfaces, dirty roads and trash.Richard E Howard, Martinez

Writer's anti-war letter had it all wrong
Patricia Lavin's Sept. 27 letter, "Real patriots oppose war in Iraq," citing "billions of world citizens who are opposed to the Bush war of choice" - is simply pure drivel.Floyd Brown, Grovetown

Writer's anti-war letter had it all wrong

Writer's anti-war letter had it all wrong
Patricia Lavin's Sept. 27 letter, "Real patriots oppose war in Iraq," citing "billions of world citizens who are opposed to the Bush war of choice" - is simply pure drivel.Floyd Brown, Grovetown

Tarver will serve everyone well

Bring bad pet caretakers to heel
Recently, I was enjoying a run with my dog on a leash on Walton Way - a great way to relieve stress and wind down after a day at work.Holly McCormick, Augusta

Article on loans missed the mark
On the heels of recent distorted reports in this publication about a special post-9-11 loan guarantee program administered by the Small Business Administration ("9-11 money went to many not in need," Sept. 9), it's time for a reality check.Hector V. Barreto, Washington, D.C.

Schools aren't playpens for kids
It seems from all of the whining about the two "snow days" enjoyed by local schools - at the governor's request - we have finally uncovered what the public really thinks about education: Justen Wonderly, Augusta

Article on loans missed the mark

Forensic portrait re-creates a young Washington

Health and fitness calendar

Gyms running after baby boomers

Study: TV time a big predictor of obesity in children

New fashions embrace desire to show off pregnant bellies

Product review: Recording Web radio, TiVo style

Techbits: Broadband use, Blackberry and more

Seniors calendar

Mighty Marvel heroes come to life in trio of video games

Cartoonist mixed fact, fiction in 'Calvin'

Living briefs

Study: TV time a big predictor of obesity in children
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Like many kids, Jesse Drysdale hits the couch and television remote - grabbing some snacks and something to drink - when he gets home after junior high school each day.

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

Study: TV time a big predictor of obesity in children
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Like many kids, Jesse Drysdale hits the couch and television remote - grabbing some snacks and something to drink - when he gets home after junior high school each day.

Gyms running after baby boomers
ALBANY, N.Y. - At age 65, Lillian Doran knows what she doesn't want from a gym.

New fashions embrace desire to show off pregnant bellies
There's an adage among the beautiful set: If you've got it, flaunt it.

Product review: Recording Web radio, TiVo style
NEW YORK - Want to take your favorite radio shows with you on your portable music player?

Cartoonist mixed fact, fiction in 'Calvin'
In 1995, at the height of Calvin and Hobbes' popularity, Bill Watterson called it quits, pulling the plug on a comic strip read in more than 2,400 newspapers and beloved by millions.

Techbits: Broadband use, Blackberry and more
NEW YORK - More than 60 percent of Americans who use the Internet at home now do so with a high-speed connection, a new study finds.

Living briefs
As the weather turns cooler, it becomes time to think about chapped lips.

Forensic portrait re-creates a young Washington
Not even George Washington is immune to the current makeover craze. But scholars hoping to overhaul his image -- the tight-lipped bewigged old George we see on a dollar bill -- drew a blank when they set out to portray him as a youth.

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

Forensic portrait re-creates a young Washington
Not even George Washington is immune to the current makeover craze. But scholars hoping to overhaul his image -- the tight-lipped bewigged old George we see on a dollar bill -- drew a blank when they set out to portray him as a youth.

Living briefs
As the weather turns cooler, it becomes time to think about chapped lips.

Mighty Marvel heroes come to life in trio of video games
Video games give us the chance to do things most of us couldn't do in real life, whether it's throwing an 80-yard touchdown pass, piloting a rocket ship or fighting Nazis. So why not go the extra step and give us superpowers?

New fashions embrace desire to show off pregnant bellies
There's an adage among the beautiful set: If you've got it, flaunt it.

Product review: Recording Web radio, TiVo style
NEW YORK - Want to take your favorite radio shows with you on your portable music player?

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

Techbits: Broadband use, Blackberry and more
NEW YORK - More than 60 percent of Americans who use the Internet at home now do so with a high-speed connection, a new study finds.

Mighty Marvel heroes come to life in trio of video games
Video games give us the chance to do things most of us couldn't do in real life, whether it's throwing an 80-yard touchdown pass, piloting a rocket ship or fighting Nazis. So why not go the extra step and give us superpowers?

Gyms running after baby boomers
ALBANY, N.Y. - At age 65, Lillian Doran knows what she doesn't want from a gym.

Cartoonist mixed fact, fiction in 'Calvin'
In 1995, at the height of Calvin and Hobbes' popularity, Bill Watterson called it quits, pulling the plug on a comic strip read in more than 2,400 newspapers and beloved by millions.

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

Team's top scorer is back on roster
Augusta Lynx coach Bob Ferguson began filling his training camp roster thinking that center Jamie Johnson would not be returning.

Team's top scorer is back on roster
Augusta Lynx coach Bob Ferguson began filling his training camp roster thinking that center Jamie Johnson would not be returning.

Team's top scorer is back on roster

Five questions with Carlos Barreras
Carlos Barreras, the president of the Asociacion of Cultural Hispanoamericana has helped direct the Hispanic festival since its inception in 1992. At Augusta Common on Saturday, he will join in the festivities as the festival celebrates its 13th year in Augusta.

Sanford has high turnover
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford's office has lost eight aides and several Cabinet members since he was sworn in nearly three years ago, but political observers are divided over the turnover's impact.

Limited supply slows flu-shot demand

S.C. officials revise hurricane plans
COLUMBIA - Some emergency workers along the South Carolina coast are tweaking hurricane-preparedness plans in the wake of Gulf Coast storms Katrina and Rita.

Across Georgia
COLUMBUS - A Columbus police officer was charged with sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl, the third Columbus officer arrested this year.

Whiskey Road overlay district project lagging
AIKEN - The strongest commercial growth in the Aiken area in recent years happens to have occurred along a corridor that runs within the city limits and in the unincorporated county.

Across the southeast
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After years of decline, homicides in the Charlotte area have already surpassed last year's total with 67, and police have no explanation why.

Children's Week has festival for families
While one of Essie Hall's daughters strutted down Reynolds Street, her other daughter watched the parade go by through Chuck E. Cheese purple-colored sunglasses.

The week ahead
ASU Film Series: The film Red Lights will be shown at 7 p.m. at 170 University Hall, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. Admission is free. For more information, call 737-1609.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a 15-year-old at a gas station parking lot early Sunday, Columbia police said.

Whiskey Road overlay district project lagging
AIKEN - The strongest commercial growth in the Aiken area in recent years happens to have occurred along a corridor that runs within the city limits and in the unincorporated county.

Across the southeast
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After years of decline, homicides in the Charlotte area have already surpassed last year's total with 67, and police have no explanation why.

Georgia's first lady focuses on kids

Greenery planned on three medians
Columbia County planners say they hope Furys Ferry Road will become more aesthetically pleasing, one median at a time.

The week ahead

PTA waits on parents, hand and foot
Principal Verma Curtis had vowed to boost parent participation at East Augusta Middle School. And she did.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed worked behind the scenes to help defeat a proposed congressional ban on online gambling five years ago.

Limited supply slows flu-shot demand
Lovell Cooper offered her arm up and Frances Aycock stuck it. Getting a flu shot proved much easier this year for Mrs. Cooper than last.

Greenery planned on three medians

Legislative leader, family man dies
State Rep. Henry Howard, who died Monday of a massive heart attack, was a statesman, a gentleman, a wise counselor and a wonderful husband and father, say those who knew him best.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Death-row inmate refuses further appeals
AIKEN - Hastings Arthur Wise's tenancy on South Carolina's death row might be nearing an end.

S.C. officials revise hurricane plans
COLUMBIA - Some emergency workers along the South Carolina coast are tweaking hurricane-preparedness plans in the wake of Gulf Coast storms Katrina and Rita.

PTA waits on parents, hand and foot
Principal Verma Curtis had vowed to boost parent participation at East Augusta Middle School. And she did.

North Augusta budget holds no tax increase

Kid of the Day
Kallie Nicole Lane is today's Kid of the Day.

Rants and Raves
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Across the area
A woman who was found dead in her trash can Saturday died of "positional asphyxiation," Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten said.

Natural gas costs heat up
Increased gasoline prices have punched Lisa Bradford, of Martinez, in the pocketbook.

Greenery planned on three medians
Columbia County planners say they hope Furys Ferry Road will become more aesthetically pleasing, one median at a time.

Sanford has high turnover
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford's office has lost eight aides and several Cabinet members since he was sworn in nearly three years ago, but political observers are divided over the turnover's impact.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - An Army sergeant killed by a sniper in Iraq last month has been buried with military honors.

Across the southeast

Legislative leader, family man dies
State Rep. Henry Howard, who died Monday of a massive heart attack, was a statesman, a gentleman, a wise counselor and a wonderful husband and father, say those who knew him best.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a 15-year-old at a gas station parking lot early Sunday, Columbia police said.

Defender takes job to match her goals
As a fourth-generation attorney with a grandfather who is a retired judge, Kate Edwards could have landed a cushy spot at a silk-stocking law firm.

Kid of the Day

Natural gas costs heat up

PTA waits on parents, hand and foot

Key Columbia County projects listed
The ability to undertake a slew of needed projects could be one benefit of a consolidated government in Columbia County, commissioners say.

Across the area
A 30-year-old Augusta man who was shot during a home invasion Saturday night remained in the hospital Sunday, according to officials.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Tara Vinson, 9, of Grovetown.

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Children's Week has festival for families
While one of Essie Hall's daughters strutted down Reynolds Street, her other daughter watched the parade go by through Chuck E. Cheese purple-colored sunglasses.

Racers aim for record
CHARLESTON - Some 344 people participated in what could be the largest human wheelbarrow race ever, but the potential record-setting stunt wasn't easy.

Commissioners to vote on money for heat help
ATLANTA - Concerned about how low-income Georgia residents will face soaring heating bills this winter, state regulators want to release $6 million in assistance.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Tara Vinson, 9, of Grovetown.

Kid of the Day
Kallie Nicole Lane is today's Kid of the Day.

Five questions with Carlos Barreras
Carlos Barreras, the president of the Asociacion of Cultural Hispanoamericana has helped direct the Hispanic festival since its inception in 1992. At Augusta Common on Saturday, he will join in the festivities as the festival celebrates its 13th year in Augusta.

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Key Columbia County projects listed
The ability to undertake a slew of needed projects could be one benefit of a consolidated government in Columbia County, commissioners say.

Defender takes job to match her goals
As a fourth-generation attorney with a grandfather who is a retired judge, Kate Edwards could have landed a cushy spot at a silk-stocking law firm.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - An Army sergeant killed by a sniper in Iraq last month has been buried with military honors.

Across the southeast
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After years of decline, homicides in the Charlotte area have already surpassed last year's total with 67, and police have no explanation why.

Across the area
A woman who was found dead in her trash can Saturday died of "positional asphyxiation," Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten said.

Racers aim for record

Racers aim for record
CHARLESTON - Some 344 people participated in what could be the largest human wheelbarrow race ever, but the potential record-setting stunt wasn't easy.

Key Columbia County projects listed

Hurricanes hit Georgia taxpayers in wallets
ATLANTA - Georgians might have dodged the rain and wind of Katrina and Rita, but they might not avoid all the damages, at least in terms of the costs of housing, feeding, educating and providing medical care for the thousands of refugees who washed up in the Peach State - mostly in Atlanta.

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Death-row inmate refuses further appeals

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed worked behind the scenes to help defeat a proposed congressional ban on online gambling five years ago.

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Death-row inmate refuses further appeals
AIKEN - Hastings Arthur Wise's tenancy on South Carolina's death row might be nearing an end.

The week ahead
ASU Film Series: The film Red Lights will be shown at 7 p.m. at 170 University Hall, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. Admission is free. For more information, call 737-1609.

Sanford has high turnover

Natural gas costs heat up
Increased gasoline prices have punched Lisa Bradford, of Martinez, in the pocketbook.

Across South Carolina

Hurricanes hit Georgia taxpayers in wallets
ATLANTA - Georgians might have dodged the rain and wind of Katrina and Rita, but they might not avoid all the damages, at least in terms of the costs of housing, feeding, educating and providing medical care for the thousands of refugees who washed up in the Peach State - mostly in Atlanta.

Defender takes job to match her goals

Greek houses sought by UGA
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia could pay more than $1 million for five fraternity houses on South Lumpkin Street, maybe a lot more.

Across the area

Limited supply slows flu-shot demand
Lovell Cooper offered her arm up and Frances Aycock stuck it. Getting a flu shot proved much easier this year for Mrs. Cooper than last.

S.C. officials revise hurricane plans

Georgia's first lady focuses on kids
Georgia first lady Mary Perdue issued a "challenge and a charge" Monday, telling an Augusta audience to get involved in the lives of children.

Whiskey Road overlay district project lagging

Across Georgia

Commissioners to vote on money for heat help
ATLANTA - Concerned about how low-income Georgia residents will face soaring heating bills this winter, state regulators want to release $6 million in assistance.

Correction
- An article about Joel Sonnenberg in The Augusta Chronicle's Religion section Saturday misidentified the location of an accident that critically burned him.

Legislative leader, family man dies

North Augusta budget holds no tax increase
NORTH AUGUSTA - At Monday's city council meeting, the city proposed a 2006 budget of almost $25.3 million, which will keep the tax rate at the same level for the 14th straight year.

News you can use

Georgia's first lady focuses on kids
Georgia first lady Mary Perdue issued a "challenge and a charge" Monday, telling an Augusta audience to get involved in the lives of children.

Across the area

Friends in politics, music praise Howard
The loss of state Rep. Henry Howard, who died Monday, will be felt from Augusta to Atlanta, business, political and civic leaders said.

Burke pleads guilty, avoids death penalty

Burke pleads guilty, avoids death penalty
After more than 17 months in police custody, Ronald F. Burke finally admitted he murdered Tamara Dunstan, killing her unborn child in the process. On Monday, he began a life sentence without parole.

Across South Carolina

Greek houses sought by UGA
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia could pay more than $1 million for five fraternity houses on South Lumpkin Street, maybe a lot more.

Across Georgia

Correction
- An article about Joel Sonnenberg in The Augusta Chronicle's Religion section Saturday misidentified the location of an accident that critically burned him.

Greek houses sought by UGA

North Augusta budget holds no tax increase
NORTH AUGUSTA - At Monday's city council meeting, the city proposed a 2006 budget of almost $25.3 million, which will keep the tax rate at the same level for the 14th straight year.

Correction

Across Georgia
COLUMBUS - A Columbus police officer was charged with sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl, the third Columbus officer arrested this year.

Hurricanes hit Georgia taxpayers in wallets

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Five questions with Carlos Barreras

Friends in politics, music praise Howard
The loss of state Rep. Henry Howard, who died Monday, will be felt from Augusta to Atlanta, business, political and civic leaders said.

Children's Week has festival for families

Burke pleads guilty, avoids death penalty
After more than 17 months in police custody, Ronald F. Burke finally admitted he murdered Tamara Dunstan, killing her unborn child in the process. On Monday, he began a life sentence without parole.

Kid of the Day

Commissioners to vote on money for heat help

Friends in politics, music praise Howard

Williamson finds prize, even in loss
ATLANTA - It was a stolen moment, which in games like this is about the best any player can hope for.

Williamson finds prize, even in loss
ATLANTA - It was a stolen moment, which in games like this is about the best any player can hope for.

Yes, officer, that wreck was the car's fault
One afternoon years ago when I was a fledgling reporter at a small-town newspaper, we heard over the police scanner there had been a wreck on Main Street. I rushed uptown.

Yes, officer, that wreck was the car's fault
One afternoon years ago when I was a fledgling reporter at a small-town newspaper, we heard over the police scanner there had been a wreck on Main Street. I rushed uptown.

'Flightplan' lands on top of box office
LOS ANGELES - Jodie Foster's "Flightplan" stayed aloft at the box office, as the airplane thriller took in $15 million to remain the No. 1 movie over a rush of new wide releases.

Free download of soundtrack offered with online tickets
LOS ANGELES - Consumers who buy a ticket online to see "The War Within" will get an unexpected bonus - a free digital copy of the soundtrack.

'Flightplan' lands on top of box office

'Flightplan' lands on top of box office
LOS ANGELES - Jodie Foster's "Flightplan" stayed aloft at the box office, as the airplane thriller took in $15 million to remain the No. 1 movie over a rush of new wide releases.

Free download of soundtrack offered with online tickets
LOS ANGELES - Consumers who buy a ticket online to see "The War Within" will get an unexpected bonus - a free digital copy of the soundtrack.

Free download of soundtrack offered with online tickets

Streisand's album showcases anti-war sentiment
NEW YORK - Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb hadn't worked together in 25 years. But Gibb still knew the best way to express what Streisand was thinking - especially when it came to the war in Iraq.

Streisand's album showcases anti-war sentiment
NEW YORK - Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb hadn't worked together in 25 years. But Gibb still knew the best way to express what Streisand was thinking - especially when it came to the war in Iraq.

Hip-hop or Sinatra? It's often up to the anesthesiologist

Hip-hop or Sinatra? It's often up to the anesthesiologist
CHICAGO - General anesthesia or local? Hip-hop or Sinatra? These are among the decisions facing Dr. Frank Gentile in his double-duty job as anesthesiologist and self-styled DJ of the OR.

Sean Paul adds message behind groove
NEW YORK - The ladies love dancing to Sean Paul's contagious dancehall grooves. Guys like him for making women move on the dance floor.

Hip-hop or Sinatra? It's often up to the anesthesiologist
CHICAGO - General anesthesia or local? Hip-hop or Sinatra? These are among the decisions facing Dr. Frank Gentile in his double-duty job as anesthesiologist and self-styled DJ of the OR.

Streisand's album showcases anti-war sentiment
NEW YORK - Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb hadn't worked together in 25 years. But Gibb still knew the best way to express what Streisand was thinking - especially when it came to the war in Iraq.

Nickelback's Chad Kroeger has high expectations
It seems Nickelback's recent runaway success has given lead singer Chad Kroeger a bit of an identity crisis.

Nickelback's Chad Kroeger has high expectations

Sean Paul adds message behind groove
NEW YORK - The ladies love dancing to Sean Paul's contagious dancehall grooves. Guys like him for making women move on the dance floor.

Nickelback's Chad Kroeger has high expectations
It seems Nickelback's recent runaway success has given lead singer Chad Kroeger a bit of an identity crisis.

Sean Paul adds message behind groove

Wild crashes typical at Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon, the most recent masters of restrictor-plate racing, wound up watching most of Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway from the sidelines.

Wild crashes typical at Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon, the most recent masters of restrictor-plate racing, wound up watching most of Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway from the sidelines.

Jarrett doesn't let win get away

Talladega still the wildest track in NASCAR
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Talladega proved once again it's maybe the fastest - and scariest - crapshoot on earth.

Jarrett doesn't let win get away
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Although his position as the race winner was guaranteed on the final lap of Sunday's UAW-Ford 500, Dale Jarrett wasn't about to slow down.

Jarrett doesn't let win get away
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Although his position as the race winner was guaranteed on the final lap of Sunday's UAW-Ford 500, Dale Jarrett wasn't about to slow down.

Talladega still the wildest track in NASCAR

Talladega still the wildest track in NASCAR
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Talladega proved once again it's maybe the fastest - and scariest - crapshoot on earth.

Wild crashes typical at Talladega

Falcons' Vick to start vs. Patriots

Wahle getting used to seeing Packers on opposite sideline

Carolina escapes with home victory

Atlanta sacks Minnesota

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Kim has found a passion for sport

Quick scoring seals victory for Millarville

Roy Jones undecided about retirement after third straight loss

Overtime

Quick scoring seals victory for Millarville
AIKEN - A new strategy and a balanced scoring attack equaled victory for Millarville on Sunday in the championship game of the U.S. Polo Association's Gold Cup.

Roy Jones undecided about retirement after third straight loss
TAMPA, Fla. - Roy Jones Jr. walked to his corner, relieved to be standing - his future as a boxer very much up in the air.

Overtime
In Bangkok, Thailand, Roger Federer captured the Thailand Open for the second year in a row Sunday, defeating British teenager Andy Murray 6-3, 7-5. Federer, ranked No. 1, has won 24 consecutive ATP finals, including seven this season.

Overtime
In Bangkok, Thailand, Roger Federer captured the Thailand Open for the second year in a row Sunday, defeating British teenager Andy Murray 6-3, 7-5. Federer, ranked No. 1, has won 24 consecutive ATP finals, including seven this season.

Kim has found a passion for sport
Annie Kim felt burned out. Ultimately, she decided to run cross country in college.

Quick scoring seals victory for Millarville
AIKEN - A new strategy and a balanced scoring attack equaled victory for Millarville on Sunday in the championship game of the U.S. Polo Association's Gold Cup.

Roy Jones undecided about retirement after third straight loss
TAMPA, Fla. - Roy Jones Jr. walked to his corner, relieved to be standing - his future as a boxer very much up in the air.

Kim has found a passion for sport
Annie Kim felt burned out. Ultimately, she decided to run cross country in college.

Carolina escapes with home victory
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Brett Favre showed he still has some Monday night magic - just not enough to prevent the Green Bay Packers from their worst start in 17 years.

Atlanta sacks Minnesota
ATLANTA - The Falcons' Rod Coleman takes delight in the suffering of others.

Atlanta sacks Minnesota
ATLANTA - The Falcons' Rod Coleman takes delight in the suffering of others.

Carolina escapes with home victory
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Brett Favre showed he still has some Monday night magic - just not enough to prevent the Green Bay Packers from their worst start in 17 years.

Wahle getting used to seeing Packers on opposite sideline
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mike Wahle liked being one of the guys charged with protecting Green Bay's future Hall of Fame quarterback. That's what made it so hard to leave the Packers in pursuit of a Super Bowl title.

Falcons' Vick to start vs. Patriots
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Vick is expected to start against New England this week after an MRI confirmed Monday that he did not seriously injure his right knee Sunday in Atlanta's victory over Minnesota.

Wahle getting used to seeing Packers on opposite sideline
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mike Wahle liked being one of the guys charged with protecting Green Bay's future Hall of Fame quarterback. That's what made it so hard to leave the Packers in pursuit of a Super Bowl title.

Falcons' Vick to start vs. Patriots
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Vick is expected to start against New England this week after an MRI confirmed Monday that he did not seriously injure his right knee Sunday in Atlanta's victory over Minnesota.

Pope opens meeting of the world's bishops
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI inaugurated his first major Vatican event since being elected in April, welcoming more than 250 of the world's bishops to Rome on Sunday for a meeting on some of the pressing issues facing the Catholic Church.

Pope opens meeting of the world's bishops
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI inaugurated his first major Vatican event since being elected in April, welcoming more than 250 of the world's bishops to Rome on Sunday for a meeting on some of the pressing issues facing the Catholic Church.

Williamson finds prize, even in loss

Jennifer Tilly places her bets on 'Out of Practice'

Geena Davis takes office in 'Commander in Chief'
NEW YORK - Geena Davis, leader of the free world? It's a tantalizing prospect.

Saving lives wasn't mission for TV photographer
Saving lives wasn't mission for photographer, but human instincts took over

Jennifer Tilly places her bets on 'Out of Practice'
LOS ANGELES - Jennifer Tilly's in the pink.

Saving lives wasn't mission for TV photographer

Disrupting stereotypes on 'Twins'

Geena Davis takes office in 'Commander in Chief'
NEW YORK - Geena Davis, leader of the free world? It's a tantalizing prospect.

Saving lives wasn't mission for TV photographer
Saving lives wasn't mission for photographer, but human instincts took over

Disrupting stereotypes on 'Twins'
LOS ANGELES - Melanie Griffith isn't having an easy morning on the set of the WB's new series "Twins." Adjusting to the constant script rewriting typical of sitcoms can be difficult for someone new to the genre.

Jennifer Tilly places her bets on 'Out of Practice'
LOS ANGELES - Jennifer Tilly's in the pink.

Disrupting stereotypes on 'Twins'
LOS ANGELES - Melanie Griffith isn't having an easy morning on the set of the WB's new series "Twins." Adjusting to the constant script rewriting typical of sitcoms can be difficult for someone new to the genre.

Geena Davis takes office in 'Commander in Chief'

Paris Hilton: 'I'm just not ready for marriage'

Roy Horn, two years after tiger attack

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Study: Films ignore negative consequences

'Dogs players mum on flag incident in '04
It's no surprise that a picture of defensive back Jason Allen planting a Tennessee flag at the midfield 'G' of Sanford Stadium after last year's 19-14 Volunteers' win over Georgia has made its way to the bulletin board inside the Bulldogs' locker room this week.

'Dogs players mum on flag incident in '04

'Dogs players mum on flag incident in '04
It's no surprise that a picture of defensive back Jason Allen planting a Tennessee flag at the midfield 'G' of Sanford Stadium after last year's 19-14 Volunteers' win over Georgia has made its way to the bulletin board inside the Bulldogs' locker room this week.

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

Displaced teens cope with new homes, schools
A little more than a month ago, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. In what has been considered the nation's worst natural disaster, thousands died and tens of thousands, including teenagers, have been left without homes and schools.

Group helps pupils develop, improve acting skills
Every second Saturday, middle school and high school pupils from around Aiken and Augusta come to the Aiken Community Playhouse for Youth Wing.

Question of the week
Q: At what age should parents start discussing sex and sexuality with their children?

Girl's decision to end relationship is justified
I broke up with my boyfriend because he and his ex-girlfriend are too close of friends for me.

Xtreme calendar
WANNA TASTE? Sample the city's best food and enjoy live entertainment at the Best of Augusta Bash from 6 to 9 p.m. at Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St. The After Bash is scheduled for 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. Tickets are $12 advance, $17 at the door. Call 823-3722 or visit www.augustamagazine.com.

Audio best

Volunteers can help ease suffering
Sept. 11, 2001: Terrorists use planes as missiles and blow up the World Trade Center towers. More than 3,000 killed.

After Katrina, victims strong amid damage

Girl's decision to end relationship is justified

4-1-1

After Katrina, victims strong amid damage
The weekend of Sept 23, I helped with a Hurricane Katrina relief mission trip along with 75 faculty members and students from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.

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

Volunteers can help ease suffering
Sept. 11, 2001: Terrorists use planes as missiles and blow up the World Trade Center towers. More than 3,000 killed.

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This intelligent pop band is in top form on their latest release, The Invisible Invasion. The six-piece group (all lads) was formed in Hoylake, England in 1996, when the members were barely teenagers, and critics seem to agree their many years of playing together has enriched all their efforts so far.

Displaced teens cope with new homes, schools
A little more than a month ago, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. In what has been considered the nation's worst natural disaster, thousands died and tens of thousands, including teenagers, have been left without homes and schools.

Question of the week
Q: At what age should parents start discussing sex and sexuality with their children?

After Katrina, victims strong amid damage
The weekend of Sept 23, I helped with a Hurricane Katrina relief mission trip along with 75 faculty members and students from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.

Girl's decision to end relationship is justified
I broke up with my boyfriend because he and his ex-girlfriend are too close of friends for me.

Question of the week

Group helps pupils develop, improve acting skills
Every second Saturday, middle school and high school pupils from around Aiken and Augusta come to the Aiken Community Playhouse for Youth Wing.

Volunteers can help ease suffering

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This intelligent pop band is in top form on their latest release, The Invisible Invasion. The six-piece group (all lads) was formed in Hoylake, England in 1996, when the members were barely teenagers, and critics seem to agree their many years of playing together has enriched all their efforts so far.

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WANNA TASTE? Sample the city's best food and enjoy live entertainment at the Best of Augusta Bash from 6 to 9 p.m. at Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St. The After Bash is scheduled for 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. Tickets are $12 advance, $17 at the door. Call 823-3722 or visit www.augustamagazine.com.

Group helps pupils develop, improve acting skills

Displaced teens cope with new homes, schools

Pope opens meeting of the world's bishops