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Sales of Harry Potter books surpass 300 million
LONDON - Global sales of Harry Potter books have surpassed 300 million, the agent for author J.K. Rowling said Tuesday.

Galleries
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Sales of Harry Potter books surpass 300 million

Sales of Harry Potter books surpass 300 million
LONDON - Global sales of Harry Potter books have surpassed 300 million, the agent for author J.K. Rowling said Tuesday.

Loss puts Red Sox in bind

Angels defeat Yankees, 5-3
ANAHEIM, Calif. - When their offense failed them this season, the Los Angeles Angels scratched out victories with strong pitching and sparkling defense.

Loss puts Red Sox in bind
CHICAGO - Boston needs another big comeback, this time just to get out of the first round.

Mulder, Cardinals stay strong to beat Padres

Angels defeat Yankees, 5-3

Loss puts Red Sox in bind
CHICAGO - Boston needs another big comeback, this time just to get out of the first round.

Mulder, Cardinals stay strong to beat Padres
ST. LOUIS - When Mark Mulder took a line drive off his arm in the second inning and doubled over in pain, the St. Louis Cardinals figured it would be a short outing for their 16-game winner.

Angels defeat Yankees, 5-3
ANAHEIM, Calif. - When their offense failed them this season, the Los Angeles Angels scratched out victories with strong pitching and sparkling defense.

Mulder, Cardinals stay strong to beat Padres
ST. LOUIS - When Mark Mulder took a line drive off his arm in the second inning and doubled over in pain, the St. Louis Cardinals figured it would be a short outing for their 16-game winner.

Sentimental shopper hunts bargains but finds epitaph

Smoltz, Rocket set for rematch

Reitsma's result is a familiar one
ATLANTA - The Braves' regular-season king of giving up cheap hits was also anointed with the postseason crown in Wednesday's Game 1 of the Division Series against Houston.

Reitsma's result is a familiar one
ATLANTA - The Braves' regular-season king of giving up cheap hits was also anointed with the postseason crown in Wednesday's Game 1 of the Division Series against Houston.

Smoltz, Rocket set for rematch
ATLANTA - John Smoltz has gone six years between postseason starts. Yet he'll face the same pitcher, Roger Clemens, in Game 2 of the National League Division Series today as he did the last time he started a playoff game.

Lineup surprises by Braves don't pay off

Lineup surprises by Braves don't pay off
ATLANTA - Manager Bobby Cox referred to his Atlanta team as the "Baby Braves" prior to Wednesday's Game 1 of the National League Division Series.

Rookie helps Atlanta even series
ATLANTA - When the conversation spun Thursday afternoon toward the man known as the Rocket, the Braves' Chipper Jones sighed, thought about it and then put forth the notion that Roger Clemens' pant legs function the same as any other ballplayer's.

Houston's victory dredges up bad memories
ATLANTA - Helplessly familiar. That's the best way, Chipper Jones said, to describe the state of the Atlanta Braves' souls by Thursday evening.

Rookie helps Atlanta even series
ATLANTA - When the conversation spun Thursday afternoon toward the man known as the Rocket, the Braves' Chipper Jones sighed, thought about it and then put forth the notion that Roger Clemens' pant legs function the same as any other ballplayer's.

Lineup surprises by Braves don't pay off
ATLANTA - Manager Bobby Cox referred to his Atlanta team as the "Baby Braves" prior to Wednesday's Game 1 of the National League Division Series.

Rookie helps Atlanta even series

Smoltz, Rocket set for rematch
ATLANTA - John Smoltz has gone six years between postseason starts. Yet he'll face the same pitcher, Roger Clemens, in Game 2 of the National League Division Series today as he did the last time he started a playoff game.

Houston's victory dredges up bad memories
ATLANTA - Helplessly familiar. That's the best way, Chipper Jones said, to describe the state of the Atlanta Braves' souls by Thursday evening.

Reitsma's result is a familiar one

Houston's victory dredges up bad memories

Toyota purchases Fuji stake as GM ends alliance
DETROIT - General Motors Corp.'s decision to sell its 20 percent stake in Fuji Heavy Industries will help the troubled U.S. automaker streamline its business and raise cash, auto analysts said Wednesday, but some questioned Toyota Motor Corp.'s purchase of GM's stake.

Viacom details its plan to split
NEW YORK - Shareholders of Viacom Inc. will get a half-share of the new Viacom and a half-share of CBS Corp. for each share they currently hold when the media conglomerate splits into two companies, the company said Wednesday.

Viacom details its plan to split

Kohl's fans get their fix during opening
Peggy Dingus and Julie Gay stood outside the new Kohl's department store in Evans on Wednesday showing off their new purchases.

Lucky 100 crow about Chick-fil-A meal deal
Plucky patrons of Chick-fil-A received 52 free meals before the rooster crowed today at the chain's newest location.

MCI authorizes Verizon deal
ASHBURN, Va. - MCI Inc. shareholders voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve an $8.4 billion acquisition by Verizon Communications Inc., despite some lingering shareholder resentment over the company's rejection of a higher bid.

Dublin officials explore Georgia
ATLANTA - One day, Savannah students could be brewing animation in Dublin's old Guinness factory as a result of talks over coffee and bagels in Atlanta on Wednesday morning.

Stocks lose ground amid inflation woes
NEW YORK - Chronic economic worries stifled Wall Street's attempt at a rebound Thursday as stocks fell for a third consecutive session despite a solid outlook at General Electric Co. and modest but better-than-expected retail sales reports.

Regulators bring spyware case

Delta willing to go to court
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc. is prepared to use the bankruptcy court to achieve $325 million in cost concessions from its pilots if the company and union can't reach a deal on their own, Chief Executive Gerald Grinstein said Thursday.

Stocks fall again; investors jittery
NEW YORK - Stocks fell hard for a second day Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average losing more than 120 points after a surprisingly weak reading on the service sector of the economy raised concerns about the continuing impact of higher energy prices.

Toyota purchases Fuji stake as GM ends alliance

Lucky 100 crow about Chick-fil-A meal deal
Plucky patrons of Chick-fil-A received 52 free meals before the rooster crowed today at the chain's newest location.

Energy costs drive up prices

Energy costs drive up prices
NEW YORK - The economy received another inflation warning Wednesday, when a survey of industry executives showed that energy costs drove prices higher in September while the services sector slowed.

Kohl's fans get their fix during opening

Hurricane contracts to be rebid
WASHINGTON - Millions of dollars in federal contracts for Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts that were handed out with little or no competition will be rebid to prevent waste or abuse, FEMA chief R. David Paulison said Thursday.

Lucky 100 crow about Chick-fil-A meal deal

Stocks fall again; investors jittery

Dublin officials explore Georgia

Energy costs drive up prices
NEW YORK - The economy received another inflation warning Wednesday, when a survey of industry executives showed that energy costs drove prices higher in September while the services sector slowed.

Delta willing to go to court

Toyota purchases Fuji stake as GM ends alliance
DETROIT - General Motors Corp.'s decision to sell its 20 percent stake in Fuji Heavy Industries will help the troubled U.S. automaker streamline its business and raise cash, auto analysts said Wednesday, but some questioned Toyota Motor Corp.'s purchase of GM's stake.

MCI authorizes Verizon deal

Regulators bring spyware case
WASHINGTON - Regulators are trying to shut down a company they say secretly placed spyware onto the computers of Internet users, opening them to a flood of pop-up ads, computer crashes and other problems.

Stocks lose ground amid inflation woes

Kohl's fans get their fix during opening
Peggy Dingus and Julie Gay stood outside the new Kohl's department store in Evans on Wednesday showing off their new purchases.

Stocks lose ground amid inflation woes
NEW YORK - Chronic economic worries stifled Wall Street's attempt at a rebound Thursday as stocks fell for a third consecutive session despite a solid outlook at General Electric Co. and modest but better-than-expected retail sales reports.

Stocks fall again; investors jittery
NEW YORK - Stocks fell hard for a second day Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average losing more than 120 points after a surprisingly weak reading on the service sector of the economy raised concerns about the continuing impact of higher energy prices.

MCI authorizes Verizon deal
ASHBURN, Va. - MCI Inc. shareholders voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve an $8.4 billion acquisition by Verizon Communications Inc., despite some lingering shareholder resentment over the company's rejection of a higher bid.

Regulators bring spyware case
WASHINGTON - Regulators are trying to shut down a company they say secretly placed spyware onto the computers of Internet users, opening them to a flood of pop-up ads, computer crashes and other problems.

Hurricane contracts to be rebid
WASHINGTON - Millions of dollars in federal contracts for Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts that were handed out with little or no competition will be rebid to prevent waste or abuse, FEMA chief R. David Paulison said Thursday.

Viacom details its plan to split
NEW YORK - Shareholders of Viacom Inc. will get a half-share of the new Viacom and a half-share of CBS Corp. for each share they currently hold when the media conglomerate splits into two companies, the company said Wednesday.

Delta willing to go to court
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc. is prepared to use the bankruptcy court to achieve $325 million in cost concessions from its pilots if the company and union can't reach a deal on their own, Chief Executive Gerald Grinstein said Thursday.

Hurricane contracts to be rebid

Dublin officials explore Georgia
ATLANTA - One day, Savannah students could be brewing animation in Dublin's old Guinness factory as a result of talks over coffee and bagels in Atlanta on Wednesday morning.

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Manning, Palmer are making owners look smart

Hass puts up impressive numbers

Hass puts up impressive numbers
CORVALLIS, Ore. - In 2001, Mike Hass was a wide-eyed walk-on at Oregon State. No one had offered him a scholarship, not even Division I-AA Portland State, so he decided to give the Beavers a try.

Manning, Palmer are making owners look smart
Things finally look to be returning to normal in fantasy leagues everywhere.

Manning, Palmer are making owners look smart
Things finally look to be returning to normal in fantasy leagues everywhere.

Hass puts up impressive numbers
CORVALLIS, Ore. - In 2001, Mike Hass was a wide-eyed walk-on at Oregon State. No one had offered him a scholarship, not even Division I-AA Portland State, so he decided to give the Beavers a try.

Roberts' first big test
It didn't take long for new U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. to hear his first hot-button case. Oregon's doctor-assisted suicide law - fraught with moral and religious overtones - was argued before the high court Wednesday.

Graniteville's latest toll

Graniteville's latest toll
The Norfolk Southern train wreck chlorine spill that killed nine people and injured a couple of hundred more in Graniteville last January is the toll that keeps on mounting. The bad news just won't stop.

Contempt for the game
No one wants Congress writing laws for Major League Baseball, but that could happen if the summer pastime's powers-that-be don't step up to the plate on the steroid issue.

Bali belies

Bali belies
It's not about Israel. It's not about the Palestinians. It's not even about George W. Bush.

Graniteville's latest toll
The Norfolk Southern train wreck chlorine spill that killed nine people and injured a couple of hundred more in Graniteville last January is the toll that keeps on mounting. The bad news just won't stop.

Bali belies
It's not about Israel. It's not about the Palestinians. It's not even about George W. Bush.

Roberts' first big test
It didn't take long for new U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. to hear his first hot-button case. Oregon's doctor-assisted suicide law - fraught with moral and religious overtones - was argued before the high court Wednesday.

Contempt for the game
No one wants Congress writing laws for Major League Baseball, but that could happen if the summer pastime's powers-that-be don't step up to the plate on the steroid issue.

Contempt for the game

Roberts' first big test

Celebs straddle truth, timing in refuting rumors
NEW YORK - When is a denial not a denial? Life as a Hollywood couple means perpetual breakup rumors - which means perpetual insistence that "things are good."

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Redundant 'Spider-Man' comes up short on action
Ultimate Spider-Man has a lot going for it, but just not enough.

Spotted
Valeria Day (from left), Sissy Tutt and Marvia Tutt Gibson attended the Celebrity Men's Great Outdoor Cook-Off on Saturday at Lake Olmstead. About 70 men participated in the event.

Proper etiquette helps both sides of bar
Bad behavior doesn't go far in a bar. Though many believe that smoke, beer and bands authorize the exclusion of etiquette, there are simple, standard rules of behavior that make navigating an evening at a bar more pleasant for everyone.

Grubbin': Wicked Wasabi
Wicked Wasabi ADDRESS: 1048 Broad St.

People in the News
WASHINGTON - Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will make their first visit to the White House since their marriage, officials announced Thursday.

Liquid Life: Ballroom Billiards
Ballroom Billiards ADDRESS: 978 Broad St.

Grubbin': Wicked Wasabi
Wicked Wasabi ADDRESS: 1048 Broad St.

Partake in joe, hookah at new bar
The caffeine level on Eighth Street will go up another notch this weekend, when the 8th Street Augusta opens at 230 Eighth St., at Ellis Street. With coffee shop Mocha Delites already on Eighth and Broad streets, the new Internet, coffee and cigar bar will form a java-centric bookend for the block.

Spotted
Valeria Day (from left), Sissy Tutt and Marvia Tutt Gibson attended the Celebrity Men's Great Outdoor Cook-Off on Saturday at Lake Olmstead. About 70 men participated in the event.

People in the News
WASHINGTON - Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will make their first visit to the White House since their marriage, officials announced Thursday.

Celebs straddle truth, timing in refuting rumors
NEW YORK - When is a denial not a denial? Life as a Hollywood couple means perpetual breakup rumors - which means perpetual insistence that "things are good."

Leoni visits Vietnam as UNICEF ambassador
HANOI, Vietnam - Tea Leoni visited young Vietnamese at a support center for people who are HIV-positive, promoting AIDS awareness in a country where infection rates are rising.

Leoni visits Vietnam as UNICEF ambassador
HANOI, Vietnam - Tea Leoni visited young Vietnamese at a support center for people who are HIV-positive, promoting AIDS awareness in a country where infection rates are rising.

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GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augusta chronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

Partake in joe, hookah at new bar
The caffeine level on Eighth Street will go up another notch this weekend, when the 8th Street Augusta opens at 230 Eighth St., at Ellis Street. With coffee shop Mocha Delites already on Eighth and Broad streets, the new Internet, coffee and cigar bar will form a java-centric bookend for the block.

Club calendar
Sweet tea rules on this side of the Mason-Dixon line, but in the bar, the kind from up North works just fine. Long Island iced teas are $6 tonight at The Eagles Nest, 640 Broad St. Call 722-4451.

Liquid Life: Ballroom Billiards
Ballroom Billiards ADDRESS: 978 Broad St.

Proper etiquette helps both sides of bar
Bad behavior doesn't go far in a bar. Though many believe that smoke, beer and bands authorize the exclusion of etiquette, there are simple, standard rules of behavior that make navigating an evening at a bar more pleasant for everyone.

Stuff to do
The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 953 Telfair St., presents its annual Greek Festival this weekend. The event, which features live entertainment, crafts and mountains of Greek cuisine, takes place 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Redundant 'Spider-Man' comes up short on action
Ultimate Spider-Man has a lot going for it, but just not enough.

Club calendar
Sweet tea rules on this side of the Mason-Dixon line, but in the bar, the kind from up North works just fine. Long Island iced teas are $6 tonight at The Eagles Nest, 640 Broad St. Call 722-4451.

Stuff to do
The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 953 Telfair St., presents its annual Greek Festival this weekend. The event, which features live entertainment, crafts and mountains of Greek cuisine, takes place 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Wind, rain are welcomed by anglers

Tuten saves best catch for last
Following runner-up finishes in many local bass tournaments over the past several years, firefighter Mike Tuten had a burning desire to make the prestigious Mr. Clark Hill Bass Fishing Championship first major victory.

Wind, rain are welcomed by anglers
There's a positive slant about this week's high northeast winds and rains: Fishing conditions on Strom Thurmond Lake and elsewhere will get decidedly better.

Tuten saves best catch for last
Following runner-up finishes in many local bass tournaments over the past several years, firefighter Mike Tuten had a burning desire to make the prestigious Mr. Clark Hill Bass Fishing Championship first major victory.

Fishing tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Fishing tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Fishing tournaments

Wind, rain are welcomed by anglers
There's a positive slant about this week's high northeast winds and rains: Fishing conditions on Strom Thurmond Lake and elsewhere will get decidedly better.

Tuten saves best catch for last

Fall brings down leaves, limbs, aphid sap
The summer heat has finally abated, but for trees, the fun has just begun. Autumn officially arrived Sept. 22, and in the next few weeks the tall, green plants will play up the other term for the season, "fall."

Fall brings down leaves, limbs, aphid sap
The summer heat has finally abated, but for trees, the fun has just begun. Autumn officially arrived Sept. 22, and in the next few weeks the tall, green plants will play up the other term for the season, "fall."

Caterpillars can damage azaleas
Azalea caterpillars are a nuisance for area azaleas, but they can avoided.

Caterpillars can damage azaleas

Tundra is anything but empty for autumn visitors
KIANA, Alaska. - Crimson comes early to the Arctic. The tundra seldom draws visitors strictly on the strength of its fall colors, but the horizon-to-horizon display is a visual feast for the fortunate few waiting for the caribou to arrive or who are here picking berries.

Tundra is anything but empty for autumn visitors

Tundra is anything but empty for autumn visitors
KIANA, Alaska. - Crimson comes early to the Arctic. The tundra seldom draws visitors strictly on the strength of its fall colors, but the horizon-to-horizon display is a visual feast for the fortunate few waiting for the caribou to arrive or who are here picking berries.

Fall brings down leaves, limbs, aphid sap

Caterpillars can damage azaleas
Azalea caterpillars are a nuisance for area azaleas, but they can avoided.

Yellow Jackets have had Wolfpack's number
ATLANTA - Some college football streaks can be easily explained.

Yellow Jackets have had Wolfpack's number
ATLANTA - Some college football streaks can be easily explained.

Jackets drop heartbreaker
ATLANTA - ESPN bills its Thursday night game as a college football special.

Jackets drop heartbreaker
ATLANTA - ESPN bills its Thursday night game as a college football special.

Yellow Jackets have had Wolfpack's number

Jackets drop heartbreaker

Aquinas golfer Nick Edry also plays football
Of her six kids, Kathy Edry said that her fifth child, Nick, was the only one who got a full nine holes of golf in before he was born.

Aquinas golfer Nick Edry also plays football

Aquinas golfer Nick Edry also plays football
Of her six kids, Kathy Edry said that her fifth child, Nick, was the only one who got a full nine holes of golf in before he was born.

Week 8 Key Matchups

Prep Football Schedule

Player of the Week

New overtime rule is getting workout lately

Greenbrier spikes county rival

Warriors' drive to success starts on the bus

Radio schedule

Power Poll

Coaches Confidential

Briarwood LB is tough to slow down

New overtime rule is getting workout lately
It's a rules change most fans learn at the most awkward time.

Briarwood LB is tough to slow down
Ask the competition about Tyler Wester. Thomas Jefferson coach Chuck Wimberly has one loss this season. It was to Briarwood Academy and Wester, who excels at linebacker in a 5-3 set.

Radio schedule
Tonight

Briarwood LB is tough to slow down
Ask the competition about Tyler Wester. Thomas Jefferson coach Chuck Wimberly has one loss this season. It was to Briarwood Academy and Wester, who excels at linebacker in a 5-3 set.

Player of the Week
This week's Player of the Week:

Week 8 Key Matchups
WARREN COUNTY (5-1) AT AQUINAS (4-2)

Greenbrier spikes county rival
Nothing could stop Greenbrier's volleyball squad Wednesday in the team's dominant performance over area foe Lakeside.

Prep Football Schedule
All games at 7:30 p.m.

Prep Football Schedule
All games at 7:30 p.m.

Radio schedule
Tonight

Coaches Confidential
Question 1: Who was the best area player you've ever coached against?*

Week 8 Key Matchups
WARREN COUNTY (5-1) AT AQUINAS (4-2)

Greenbrier spikes county rival
Nothing could stop Greenbrier's volleyball squad Wednesday in the team's dominant performance over area foe Lakeside.

Player of the Week
This week's Player of the Week:

New overtime rule is getting workout lately
It's a rules change most fans learn at the most awkward time.

Power Poll
The area's top 10 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.

Warriors' drive to success starts on the bus
The reason why Jefferson County is 6-0 and off to the best start in history is its wheels.

Warriors' drive to success starts on the bus
The reason why Jefferson County is 6-0 and off to the best start in history is its wheels.

Power Poll
The area's top 10 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.

Coaches Confidential
Question 1: Who was the best area player you've ever coached against?*

Ward is starter while Gerber recovers

Ward is starter while Gerber recovers
RALEIGH, N.C. - Cam Ward made an impressive debut with the Carolina Hurricanes, stopping all 24 shots to secure a shutout in his very first start.

Ward is starter while Gerber recovers
RALEIGH, N.C. - Cam Ward made an impressive debut with the Carolina Hurricanes, stopping all 24 shots to secure a shutout in his very first start.

Sentimental shopper hunts bargains but finds epitaph
When the Kmart on Washington Road opened many years ago, I thought the least I could do was drop in and buy something.

Sentimental shopper hunts bargains but finds epitaph
When the Kmart on Washington Road opened many years ago, I thought the least I could do was drop in and buy something.

Differentiate science and religion
I have read with interest recent letters regarding the debate over intelligent design vs. evolution. Rather than debate scientific details or specific religious beliefs, I'd like to summarize the two opposing philosophies and propose an alternate viewpoint.

Differentiate science and religion

We can do better by stray animals

Abortions slay only the innocent

We can do better by stray animals
On one recent night, a stray dog wandered to our porch. When I opened the door he ran into the shadows. Ginger Sitler, Augusta

School has new weapon in drug war
On behalf of Byrd Elementary School, we would like to express our appreciation to Norfolk Southern for their involvement in purchasing the new Drug Abuse Resistance Education car.Rose Berry and Corey Burns, Graniteville, S.C.

Abortions slay only the innocent
As a nation, we are saddened by the thousands of lives lost to hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This sadness has given rise to outrage. Amy Peduto, Augusta

School has new weapon in drug war

Katrina exposed incompetence

Katrina exposed incompetence
I felt an urge to write about the response to Hurricane Katrina a few days after the storm hit. But much like the very people commenting on every television network, I knew very little because it was too soon.Herbert A. Edney IV, Augusta

We can do better by stray animals
On one recent night, a stray dog wandered to our porch. When I opened the door he ran into the shadows. Ginger Sitler, Augusta

Differentiate science and religion
I have read with interest recent letters regarding the debate over intelligent design vs. evolution. Rather than debate scientific details or specific religious beliefs, I'd like to summarize the two opposing philosophies and propose an alternate viewpoint.

School has new weapon in drug war
On behalf of Byrd Elementary School, we would like to express our appreciation to Norfolk Southern for their involvement in purchasing the new Drug Abuse Resistance Education car.Rose Berry and Corey Burns, Graniteville, S.C.

Abortions slay only the innocent
As a nation, we are saddened by the thousands of lives lost to hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This sadness has given rise to outrage. Amy Peduto, Augusta

Katrina exposed incompetence
I felt an urge to write about the response to Hurricane Katrina a few days after the storm hit. But much like the very people commenting on every television network, I knew very little because it was too soon.Herbert A. Edney IV, Augusta

2006 Honda Civics get peppier, pricier

Safety investigations join recalls

Ford's Tyrannosaurus rex, Excursion, becomes extinct

Auto briefs

Living briefs

Ford's Tyrannosaurus rex, Excursion, becomes extinct
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The last Ford Excursion, a super-size sport utility vehicle, rolled off the assembly line Sept. 30 as the automaker focuses to producing more fuel-efficient vehicles.

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

Auto briefs
Dodge confirmed Wednesday that it will add the Nitro sport utility vehicle to its lineup for the 2007 model year, reports AutoWeek online.

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

2006 Honda Civics get peppier, pricier
The Honda Civic's title as America's best-selling compact car is safe.

2006 Honda Civics get peppier, pricier
The Honda Civic's title as America's best-selling compact car is safe.

Ford's Tyrannosaurus rex, Excursion, becomes extinct
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The last Ford Excursion, a super-size sport utility vehicle, rolled off the assembly line Sept. 30 as the automaker focuses to producing more fuel-efficient vehicles.

Auto briefs
Dodge confirmed Wednesday that it will add the Nitro sport utility vehicle to its lineup for the 2007 model year, reports AutoWeek online.

Safety investigations join recalls
The government is investigating whether the rear coil spring can fracture and punch a hole in the rear tires of some models of the Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable, federal auto safety officials said Tuesday.

Safety investigations join recalls
The government is investigating whether the rear coil spring can fracture and punch a hole in the rear tires of some models of the Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable, federal auto safety officials said Tuesday.

Augusta roster set; Texas team sits out
On the same day teams had to turn their training camp rosters in to the ECHL, the league announced that its board of governors approved the Texas Wildcatters' request for a voluntary suspension.

Augusta roster set; Texas team sits out

Augusta roster set; Texas team sits out
On the same day teams had to turn their training camp rosters in to the ECHL, the league announced that its board of governors approved the Texas Wildcatters' request for a voluntary suspension.

News you can use
Events scheduled for this week include:

Waste tank at SRS springs leak briefly
AIKEN - A leak was found Monday on a radioactive waste tank at Savannah River Site, officials announced Wednesday.

Columbus day closings
These holiday schedules have been announced for Columbus Day:

Correction
- A map that accompanied a story Thursday on the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam mislabeled Augusta Regional Airport.

No emergency landing
A twin-engine Beechcraft lands safely at the Aiken Municipal Airport after radioing in about engine problems.

Kid of the Day
Bethany Danielle Barkeloo is today's Kid of the Day.

Across the area
An E-Z-Go employee was killed Thursday afternoon when he was crushed as he tried to free a jammed golf cart from an assembly-line machine.

Waste tank at SRS springs leak briefly
AIKEN - A leak was found Monday on a radioactive waste tank at Savannah River Site, officials announced Wednesday.

Drive ending today
It's not just about the dollars donated, it's also about the people and relationships those dollars represent, Augusta State University's top development official said.

Kid of the Day

Free shuttle service will resume at fort
Fort Gordon officials will once again offer shuttle service around the post, only without the aid of Augusta Public Transit as originally planned, military officials said this week.

Insurance puzzles educators

Across Georgia
MACON - A military jury found a Robins Air Force Base airman guilty of murder Wednesday in the July 2004 stabbing deaths of an airman and his wife at base housing.

North Augusta buys property

Student privacy policy questioned
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Buried within the federal No Child Left Behind Act is a provision that requires school districts to give personal information about students to military recruiters

Kid of the Day
Bethany Danielle Barkeloo is today's Kid of the Day.

News you can use
Greek food, a bazaar, a Greek store and performances by a Greek band and a dancing troupe will be part of the annual festival from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Across Georgia

Across Georgia
WASHINGTON - Rep. John Lewis says it's unlikely Georgia Democrats will mount a legal challenge to a recently approved congressional map, even though he contends at least one of the new districts will limit the influence of black voters.

No emergency landing
A twin-engine Beechcraft lands safely at the Aiken Municipal Airport after radioing in about engine problems.

North Augusta buys property
NORTH AUGUSTA - The city council unanimously approved a resolution this week to purchase almost 1.8 acres of prime downtown real estate for nearly $448,678 to construct a new municipal building.

Group wants contract with city
As a candidate, or elected officials, of Richmond County,

Across South Carolina
CAMPOBELLO - Two suspected bank robbers ran into trouble when they split up to avoid police.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Correction
- The campaign signs in a photograph on page 2B of Wednesday's Metro section of The Augusta Chronicle appear to be in compliance with city requirements, according to Rob Sherman, the director of License and Inspections.

US Airways picks up customers
In June, Earl and Fern Rodman saw the Augusta Regional Airport commercials telling area residents to "Fly There, Fly Home" and thought "Why not?"

Parkway crash
Parkway crashRichmond County sheriff's Deputy Shawn Vangelder said Charles Reville, 28, struck a van (left) in the emergency lane of River Watch Parkway as he tried to merge his cargo truck into the right-hand lane. Tommy Baker, who was at the van, was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital along with Mr. Reville and another man in the truck.[CAPTION]

Across the area
Two brothers have been charged as a result of an investigation into reports of gunfire exchanged between two vehicles Tuesday night, Aiken County sheriff's Lt. Michael Frank said.

Prices among nation's highest
Gasoline prices in South Carolina and Georgia, typically among the lowest in the country, have shot to the top since hurricanes ravaged the Gulf Coast.

Judges find fault with tort reform

Sanford touts fitness
AIKEN - Since taking office in 2003, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has talked a lot about getting his constituents into better shape.

Negotiations on dam nearly done
The fate of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam could be decided by the first of the year.

Superintendent is investigated
GIBSON, Ga. - The Georgia Professional Standards Commission is investigating Glascock County School Superintendent Jim Holton for allegedly falsifying school attendance records to meet Adequate Yearly Progress.

No emergency landing

Patience urged on consolidation
The possible incorporation of the Evans-Martinez area and its consolidation with Columbia County could take longer than some commissioners anticipated.

Across Georgia
MACON - A military jury found a Robins Air Force Base airman guilty of murder Wednesday in the July 2004 stabbing deaths of an airman and his wife at base housing.

Insurance puzzles educators
Georgia now has free liability insurance to cover its teachers, but education associations are cautioning that the coverage has holes.

Nunn in the running for Peace Prize
ATLANTA - Sam Nunn wouldn't be the first warrior to win a Nobel Peace Prize if the committee selects him Friday, but his contribution to global security might be among the most far-reaching.

Free shuttle service will resume at fort
Fort Gordon officials will once again offer shuttle service around the post, only without the aid of Augusta Public Transit as originally planned, military officials said this week.

Correction

Columbus day closings
These holiday schedules have been announced for Columbus Day:

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Group wants contract with city
As a candidate, or elected officials, of Richmond County,

News you can use
Greek food, a bazaar, a Greek store and performances by a Greek band and a dancing troupe will be part of the annual festival from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Family Y plan is opposed
Members of the Columbia County Recreation Advisory Board expressed dismay at the county commission's recent decision to examine allowing the Family Y to build on a county-owned park at a Thursday meeting.

Student privacy policy questioned
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Buried within the federal No Child Left Behind Act is a provision that requires school districts to give personal information about students to military recruiters

Ex-NAACP president dies at 80
An Augusta civil rights activist and former president of the Augusta branch of the NAACP died Thursday.

Correction
- A map that accompanied a story Thursday on the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam mislabeled Augusta Regional Airport.

Drivers save on car insurance policies
Georgians and South Carolinians are certainly paying a pretty penny for gasoline these days.

Family Y plan is opposed
Members of the Columbia County Recreation Advisory Board expressed dismay at the county commission's recent decision to examine allowing the Family Y to build on a county-owned park at a Thursday meeting.

Train crash report is coming
AIKEN - A federal investigation of the Graniteville train disaster is almost complete, and final results might be published before year's end, according to a lead investigator.

Drivers ignore advice that helps save gas
Part of nearly every standard set of recommendations to save gasoline includes slowing down on roadways.

Textile lawsuit blames damage on Norfolk
AIKEN - Avondale Mills Inc. is suing Norfolk Southern Corp. and three fired employees for damages caused by the January train crash and chlorine spill, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained Wednesday.

Negotiations on dam nearly done
The fate of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam could be decided by the first of the year.

Group wants contract with city

Prices among nation's highest
Gasoline prices in South Carolina and Georgia, typically among the lowest in the country, have shot to the top since hurricanes ravaged the Gulf Coast.

US Airways picks up customers

Kid of the Day
Alexis Inglett is today's Kid of the Day.

Sanford touts fitness

Columbus day closings
These holiday schedules have been announced for Columbus Day:

Textile lawsuit blames damage on Norfolk
AIKEN - Avondale Mills Inc. is suing Norfolk Southern Corp. and three fired employees for damages caused by the January train crash and chlorine spill, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained Wednesday.

Rants and Raves
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Nunn in the running for Peace Prize
ATLANTA - Sam Nunn wouldn't be the first warrior to win a Nobel Peace Prize if the committee selects him Friday, but his contribution to global security might be among the most far-reaching.

Free shuttle service will resume at fort

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - Atlantic Beach has given initial approval to an early morning curfew leaders hope will curb drugs and prostitution, but the proposed ordinance raises legal and civil liberties concerns.

Across Georgia

Judges find fault with tort reform
ATLANTA - Portion by portion, Georgia judges have begun chipping away at a law passed earlier this year limiting lawsuits filed against allegedly careless doctors and businesses.

Patience urged on consolidation

Prices among nation's highest

Columbus day closings

Drivers ignore advice that helps save gas

Correction

Across the area

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - Atlantic Beach has given initial approval to an early morning curfew leaders hope will curb drugs and prostitution, but the proposed ordinance raises legal and civil liberties concerns.

Drive ending today

Across the area
Two brothers have been charged as a result of an investigation into reports of gunfire exchanged between two vehicles Tuesday night, Aiken County sheriff's Lt. Michael Frank said.

Area finally gets showers

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Ex-NAACP president dies at 80

Judges find fault with tort reform
ATLANTA - Portion by portion, Georgia judges have begun chipping away at a law passed earlier this year limiting lawsuits filed against allegedly careless doctors and businesses.

Kid of the Day

Across South Carolina

News you can use

MCG seeks minorities

Former hostage deals with criticism

Across the Southeast

Student privacy policy questioned

Family Y plan is opposed

Across the Southeast
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - An 85-year-old Alzheimer's patient who wandered away from her home was found less than an hour later raped and shot.

Across Georgia
WASHINGTON - Rep. John Lewis says it's unlikely Georgia Democrats will mount a legal challenge to a recently approved congressional map, even though he contends at least one of the new districts will limit the influence of black voters.

Across South Carolina
CAMPOBELLO - Two suspected bank robbers ran into trouble when they split up to avoid police.

Rants and Raves
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Superintendent is investigated

Parkway crash
Parkway crashRichmond County sheriff's Deputy Shawn Vangelder said Charles Reville, 28, struck a van (left) in the emergency lane of River Watch Parkway as he tried to merge his cargo truck into the right-hand lane. Tommy Baker, who was at the van, was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital along with Mr. Reville and another man in the truck.[CAPTION]

Columbus day closings

Kid of the Day
Alexis Inglett is today's Kid of the Day.

Florida company may buy St. Joseph

Correction
- The campaign signs in a photograph on page 2B of Wednesday's Metro section of The Augusta Chronicle appear to be in compliance with city requirements, according to Rob Sherman, the director of License and Inspections.

Drivers ignore advice that helps save gas
Part of nearly every standard set of recommendations to save gasoline includes slowing down on roadways.

Superintendent is investigated
GIBSON, Ga. - The Georgia Professional Standards Commission is investigating Glascock County School Superintendent Jim Holton for allegedly falsifying school attendance records to meet Adequate Yearly Progress.

Former hostage deals with criticism
Ashley Smith knew there would be cynicism when she revealed to the world that she gave accused Fulton County courthouse shooter Brian Nichols crystal meth while he held her hostage last spring.

Columbus day closings
These holiday schedules have been announced for Columbus Day:

Area finally gets showers
Thursday's soaking from Tropical Depression Tammy caused heavy downpours but didn't produce significant flooding in Richmond and Columbia counties, experts said.

Sanford touts fitness
AIKEN - Since taking office in 2003, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has talked a lot about getting his constituents into better shape.

MCG seeks minorities
Medical College of Georgia has teamed up with seven colleges in the state to raise the number of underrepresented minorities entering the medical profession.

Ex-NAACP president dies at 80
An Augusta civil rights activist and former president of the Augusta branch of the NAACP died Thursday.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

MCG seeks minorities
Medical College of Georgia has teamed up with seven colleges in the state to raise the number of underrepresented minorities entering the medical profession.

Drive ending today
It's not just about the dollars donated, it's also about the people and relationships those dollars represent, Augusta State University's top development official said.

Drivers save on car insurance policies
Georgians and South Carolinians are certainly paying a pretty penny for gasoline these days.

US Airways picks up customers
In June, Earl and Fern Rodman saw the Augusta Regional Airport commercials telling area residents to "Fly There, Fly Home" and thought "Why not?"

Florida company may buy St. Joseph
The parent company of St. Joseph Hospital is negotiating with a Florida hospital-management company on the sale of the hospital.

Across South Carolina

North Augusta buys property
NORTH AUGUSTA - The city council unanimously approved a resolution this week to purchase almost 1.8 acres of prime downtown real estate for nearly $448,678 to construct a new municipal building.

Train crash report is coming

Former hostage deals with criticism
Ashley Smith knew there would be cynicism when she revealed to the world that she gave accused Fulton County courthouse shooter Brian Nichols crystal meth while he held her hostage last spring.

Nunn in the running for Peace Prize

Florida company may buy St. Joseph
The parent company of St. Joseph Hospital is negotiating with a Florida hospital-management company on the sale of the hospital.

News you can use

Area finally gets showers
Thursday's soaking from Tropical Depression Tammy caused heavy downpours but didn't produce significant flooding in Richmond and Columbia counties, experts said.

Textile lawsuit blames damage on Norfolk

Train crash report is coming
AIKEN - A federal investigation of the Graniteville train disaster is almost complete, and final results might be published before year's end, according to a lead investigator.

Across the area

Insurance puzzles educators
Georgia now has free liability insurance to cover its teachers, but education associations are cautioning that the coverage has holes.

Negotiations on dam nearly done

Patience urged on consolidation
The possible incorporation of the Evans-Martinez area and its consolidation with Columbia County could take longer than some commissioners anticipated.

Waste tank at SRS springs leak briefly

News you can use
Events scheduled for this week include:

Parkway crash

Drivers save on car insurance policies

Smoltzie always gives team hope
ATLANTA - It's been six long years since the Atlanta Braves tasted a World Series.

'Next' Tiger Woods needs to win like him
The next Tiger Woods sported the Nike swoosh on fuschia instead of red and wore high heels.

'Next' Tiger Woods needs to win like him
The next Tiger Woods sported the Nike swoosh on fuschia instead of red and wore high heels.

Smoltzie always gives team hope
ATLANTA - It's been six long years since the Atlanta Braves tasted a World Series.

Film signaled demise of the silent movie
In 1928, the year the F.W. Murnau movie Sunrise was released, the film industry was at a crossroads. That year, The Jazz Singer, starring a singing Al Jolson, was released, ushering in the era of sound. Sunrise was part of the revolution. Although not technically a talkie, it did feature a sound effect and music sound track.

Clooney film connects the dots from McCarthy to today
NEW YORK - Most have forgotten CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow's "See It Now" broadcasts that took on Sen. Joseph McCarthy. Not George Clooney - he even sees those '50s political battles recurring in today's America.

Clooney film connects the dots from McCarthy to today
NEW YORK - Most have forgotten CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow's "See It Now" broadcasts that took on Sen. Joseph McCarthy. Not George Clooney - he even sees those '50s political battles recurring in today's America.

Film signaled demise of the silent movie

James Bond's liaisons earn citation
This week, a medical research team denounced superspy James Bond in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Film signaled demise of the silent movie
In 1928, the year the F.W. Murnau movie Sunrise was released, the film industry was at a crossroads. That year, The Jazz Singer, starring a singing Al Jolson, was released, ushering in the era of sound. Sunrise was part of the revolution. Although not technically a talkie, it did feature a sound effect and music sound track.

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see www.chronicle.augusta.com/movies.

Mini reviews

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see www.chronicle.augusta.com/movies.

James Bond's liaisons earn citation

James Bond's liaisons earn citation
This week, a medical research team denounced superspy James Bond in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Clooney film connects the dots from McCarthy to today

Sonic spotlight: Joe Herzberg
Joe Herzberg is this week's Sonic Spotlight.

Rockapella bring a sense of surprise to their music
For the a cappella quintet Rockapella, reward comes from risk.

Rockapella bring a sense of surprise to their music
For the a cappella quintet Rockapella, reward comes from risk.

Beyonce 'loses herself' in Vanity Fair interview

Sonic spotlight: Joe Herzberg
Joe Herzberg is this week's Sonic Spotlight.

Beyonce 'loses herself' in Vanity Fair interview
NEW YORK - As if Beyonce wasn't enough to satisfy audiences, now the secret of "Sasha" is out.

Franz Ferdinand knows nothing of sophomore slump with latest
A raft of articles recently has suggested that the fascination with well-scrubbed, well-mannered young men dubbed metrosexuals has passed. American women are more interested in scruffy dudes such as Vince Vaughn.

Beyonce 'loses herself' in Vanity Fair interview
NEW YORK - As if Beyonce wasn't enough to satisfy audiences, now the secret of "Sasha" is out.

Concerts
OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $20, or $60 series tickets, which also include Rhonda Vincent and the Rage on Oct. 21, Kenny and Amanda Smith Band on Nov. 4, and Mountain Heart on Nov. 18; 722-8341, or imperialtheatre.com.

Rockapella bring a sense of surprise to their music

Franz Ferdinand knows nothing of sophomore slump with latest
A raft of articles recently has suggested that the fascination with well-scrubbed, well-mannered young men dubbed metrosexuals has passed. American women are more interested in scruffy dudes such as Vince Vaughn.

Concerts

Sonic spotlight: Joe Herzberg

Concerts
OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $20, or $60 series tickets, which also include Rhonda Vincent and the Rage on Oct. 21, Kenny and Amanda Smith Band on Nov. 4, and Mountain Heart on Nov. 18; 722-8341, or imperialtheatre.com.

Franz Ferdinand knows nothing of sophomore slump with latest

Johnson accepts blame for crash

Johnson accepts blame for crash
Upon further review, Jimmie Johnson was to blame for the first multi-car crash during Sunday's UAW-Ford 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Quality of tailgating has improved
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Three hours before Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway, Doug and Karen Carter were still sluggish from a big breakfast.

NASCAR Newsmaker: Rusty Wallace

NASCAR Newsmaker: Rusty Wallace
Rusty Wallace, 49, has seven races remaining in his driving career and he's trying to go out in style.

NASCAR Newsmaker: Rusty Wallace
Rusty Wallace, 49, has seven races remaining in his driving career and he's trying to go out in style.

Quality of tailgating has improved

Quality of tailgating has improved
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Three hours before Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway, Doug and Karen Carter were still sluggish from a big breakfast.

Johnson accepts blame for crash
Upon further review, Jimmie Johnson was to blame for the first multi-car crash during Sunday's UAW-Ford 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Forgotten Bradley ready to make an impact
DURHAM, N.C. - Everyone remembers that Chris Webber was traded to Philadelphia last year. Not everyone knows the other forward who came along with him from Sacramento.

Forgotten Bradley ready to make an impact
DURHAM, N.C. - Everyone remembers that Chris Webber was traded to Philadelphia last year. Not everyone knows the other forward who came along with him from Sacramento.

Forgotten Bradley ready to make an impact

Atlanta's star QB learns to play hurt

QB remains probable, hopes to start vs. Patriots

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Mr. Clifford Patterson    (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Vertie Coleman    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Rep. Henry L. Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie Campbell    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Theresa Huffman    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Humphrey    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Armelia Johnson    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Arsey "Bill" Corley    (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Joseph Kazragis, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Dugar    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Lois Pardue Berry    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ella M. Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Nannie Mae Landrum    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Anna Mae Mckie    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Sandra Hopson    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Bell Walden    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Marshall    (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Josie D. Stewart    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Presley E. Myers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary L. Messer Perdue    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Pardue Berry    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

CDR John W. Gilmore    (USN, Ret. MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Edmond S. Peebles    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Jacquelyn P. Abbott    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Radford    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jackie Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Spencer Sanborn    (FORT VALLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia May Irwin    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. William A. Stewart    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Joseph Kazragis, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie L. White    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Rep. Henry L. Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Williams, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

CDR John W. Gilmore    (USN, Ret. MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest W. White, Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Nathaniel Booker, Sr.    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jacquelyn P. Abbott    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Anderson Bailie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Shirley Ann Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford E. Curry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Marguerite Richey    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Gertrude Broyles    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Oliphant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Charles K. Butler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Virginia May Irwin    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Marjorie Campbell    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Buford Franklin Clark    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford E. Curry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Huzlee Gilchrist    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Dixon    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. William A. Stewart    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Janet Droba Rice    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford Patterson    (NEW YORK)

Mr. Albert Dugar    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Oliphant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Buford Franklin Clark    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Imogene Morris    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Rep. Henry L. Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clinton McCladdie, Sr.    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Theresa Huffman    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Pardue Berry    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ella M. Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fay Zeigler Key    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Armelia Johnson    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Armelia Johnson    (DEARING, Ga.)

Miss Jean Howard    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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Ms. Carolyn Horton    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella M. Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert L. Heggs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anna Mae Mckie    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Huzlee Gilchrist    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles K. Butler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Luther Marshall    (NEW YORK)

Mr. Johnsie B. Berry    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Presley E. Myers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Baker Johnston    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edmond S. Peebles    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Jacquelyn P. Abbott    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Radford    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jessie Williams, Jr.    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Ms. Janet Droba Rice    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Edster Tomlin, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Dixon    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nina Steele    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Charles K. Butler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Odell Richardson    (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Gertrude Broyles    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Pardue Berry    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Inez Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Jackie Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Shirley Ann Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Imogene Morris    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Armelia Johnson    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Clinton McCladdie, Sr.    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Humphrey    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella M. Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Jean Howard    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Ms. Carolyn Horton    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Ms. Nannie Mae Landrum    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Nathaniel Booker, Sr.    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Rep. Henry L. Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnsie B. Berry    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Hopson    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Larry Baker Johnston    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Vertie Coleman    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Jacquelyn P. Abbott    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles K. Butler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Fay Zeigler Key    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest W. White, Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Bell Walden    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Jessie Williams, Jr.    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Anderson Bailie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edster Tomlin, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arsey "Bill" Corley    (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mrs. Josie D. Stewart    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Williams, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Nina Steele    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie L. White    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Hazel Waters    (SIMONS ISLAND, Ga.)

Mr. Spencer Sanborn    (FORT VALLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Marguerite Richey    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Odell Richardson    (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Hazel Waters    (SIMONS ISLAND, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary L. Messer Perdue (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nathaniel Booker, Sr. (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Jessie Williams, Jr. (MILLEN, Ga.)

Ms. Shirley Ann Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Marshall (NEW YORK)

Mr. Johnsie B. Berry (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Edmond S. Peebles (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Joseph Kazragis, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Pardue Berry (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Virginia May Irwin (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Clifford E. Curry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jackie Murray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella M. Lee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Humphrey (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Fay Zeigler Key (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella M. Lee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Williams, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Edster Tomlin, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Armelia Johnson (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Armelia Johnson (DEARING, Ga.)

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Mrs. Imogene Morris (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. William A. Stewart (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Clinton McCladdie, Sr. (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Gertrude Broyles (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Arsey "Bill" Corley (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mr. Ernest W. White, Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jacquelyn P. Abbott (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jacquelyn P. Abbott (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford Patterson (NEW YORK)

Mr. Charles K. Butler (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Anderson Bailie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Spencer Sanborn (FORT VALLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Huzlee Gilchrist (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Janet Droba Rice (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Bell Walden (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie L. White (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Hazel Waters (SIMONS ISLAND, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Radford (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Josie D. Stewart (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anna Mae Mckie (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Larry Baker Johnston (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Dixon (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Odell Richardson (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Presley E. Myers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert L. Heggs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Theresa Huffman (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Marguerite Richey (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Joseph Kazragis, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Carolyn Horton (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie Campbell (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Nina Steele (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Barnes (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Charles K. Butler (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Albert Dugar (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

CDR John W. Gilmore (USN, Ret. MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Pardue Berry (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Rep. Henry L. Howard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Oliphant (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Vertie Coleman (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Sandra Hopson (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Nannie Mae Landrum (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Buford Franklin Clark (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Overtime

Corrales, Castillo ready for rematch

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The Augusta Lynx announced that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Chris Pedota and forwards Paul Kelly and Joe Pereira.

Overtime
U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters closed in on the top ranking, beating Croatia's Karolina Sprem, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals at the Porsche Grand Prix in Filderstadt, Germany.

Overtime
The Augusta Lynx announced that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Chris Pedota and forwards Paul Kelly and Joe Pereira.

Corrales, Castillo ready for rematch
LAS VEGAS - Their first fight was an epic brawl, brutal for nine rounds and breathtaking in the 10th.

Area Announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

Area Announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

Overtime
U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters closed in on the top ranking, beating Croatia's Karolina Sprem, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals at the Porsche Grand Prix in Filderstadt, Germany.

Corrales, Castillo ready for rematch
LAS VEGAS - Their first fight was an epic brawl, brutal for nine rounds and breathtaking in the 10th.

Atlanta's star QB learns to play hurt
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - For a quarterback who puts himself at risk as much as Michael Vick, there's a skill that must be mastered as much as learning plays and reading defenses.

Atlanta's star QB learns to play hurt
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - For a quarterback who puts himself at risk as much as Michael Vick, there's a skill that must be mastered as much as learning plays and reading defenses.

QB remains probable, hopes to start vs. Patriots
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Vick felt better as he tested his sprained right knee in practice drills Thursday.

QB remains probable, hopes to start vs. Patriots
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Vick felt better as he tested his sprained right knee in practice drills Thursday.

For Old Crow singer/fiddler, it's all about song choice

For Old Crow singer/fiddler, it's all about song choice
Jay Ketcham "Ketch" Secor thinks Bob Dylan made some great music for weddings.

For Old Crow singer/fiddler, it's all about song choice
Jay Ketcham "Ketch" Secor thinks Bob Dylan made some great music for weddings.

Oktoberfest conjures up community spirit
Fred and Ruth Seabrook are regulars. Twice a year, the Anderson, S.C., couple travel to Fort Gordon for the Fort Gordon Service Club's flea market to sell their collectible glass and cast-iron pieces.

Richmond County restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Things to do
PICNIC WITH THE ORCHES-TRA!: Saturday, begins at 4 p.m., picnic registration 4-5:30 p.m., orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m.; Forsyth Park, 102 West Hall St., Savannah, Ga., free; (912) 651-6417

Things to do
PICNIC WITH THE ORCHES-TRA!: Saturday, begins at 4 p.m., picnic registration 4-5:30 p.m., orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m.; Forsyth Park, 102 West Hall St., Savannah, Ga., free; (912) 651-6417

Senior pageant puts importance on inner beauty
To call the Ms. Senior Georgia-Carolina Pageant simply a beauty pageant doesn't quite cover it, according to its organizers and contestants.

Meetings
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information

Lifelong learning courses come to soldiers
When the concept of "lifelong learning" was introduced at Fort Gordon four years ago, the idea seemed a little far-fetched.

Library events
BOARD MEETING: The Augusta-Richmond County Library Board will meet at the Main Library from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17.

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Ryan Wehmeyer, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Recycling centers
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations: Kimberly-Clark, Belvedere fire station at 204 Hampton Ave., Beech Island fire station, two Aiken County Department of Public Safety fire stations and the Graniteville fire station. Call 650-2876.

Oktoberfest conjures up community spirit
Fred and Ruth Seabrook are regulars. Twice a year, the Anderson, S.C., couple travel to Fort Gordon for the Fort Gordon Service Club's flea market to sell their collectible glass and cast-iron pieces.

Health clinic has low-cost care, programs
Dana Nelms, the practice administrator for Druid Park Community Health Center, wanted to help people who fell through the cracks of government assistance and insurance costs. With the help of Project Access, Miracle Making Ministries Inc. formed a low-cost health clinic.

Military milestones
- Army Pfc. Adam J. Nettles, a 2005 graduate of Aiken High School and son of Lynn Nettles, of Aiken, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia.

Medical alliance raises money for education
Richmond County Medical Society Alliance believes in education for the good of medicine. That's why the group, with a membership of more than 100 doctors' spouses, puts forth great efforts to raise money to increase health awareness throughout the Augusta community.

Residents of Eagle Pointe have city at their fingertips
For Don and Joan Wanner, it was their best buy. Situated in west Augusta, Eagle Pointe is a small neighborhood off of Skinner Mill Road, behind Best Buy on Walton Way Extension.

Georgia Military College honor list
The following area students have been honored at Georgia Military College, Augusta:

Across the river
AIKEN NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m. today; Aiken County Shrine Club, U.S. Highway 1, Aiken; $50, couples $80, sponsors $275; (803) 641-1242, 649-9996

School lunch menu
RIchmond County school lunch menu.

Fall Festival brightens life for veterans at center
The second floor of the uptown Department of Veterans Affairs Center was bursting with activity Sept. 29 with about 300 patients participating in the 36th annual Fall Festival.

Georgia Farmers Market
This is a list of commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

Events
The 30901 Development Corp. board of directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at Beulah Grove Community Resource Center, 1446 Lee Beard Way.

Health clinic has low-cost care, programs
Dana Nelms, the practice administrator for Druid Park Community Health Center, wanted to help people who fell through the cracks of government assistance and insurance costs. With the help of Project Access, Miracle Making Ministries Inc. formed a low-cost health clinic.

Medical alliance raises money for education
Richmond County Medical Society Alliance believes in education for the good of medicine. That's why the group, with a membership of more than 100 doctors' spouses, puts forth great efforts to raise money to increase health awareness throughout the Augusta community.

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

Residents of Eagle Pointe have city at their fingertips
For Don and Joan Wanner, it was their best buy. Situated in west Augusta, Eagle Pointe is a small neighborhood off of Skinner Mill Road, behind Best Buy on Walton Way Extension.

Military milestones
- Army Pfc. Adam J. Nettles, a 2005 graduate of Aiken High School and son of Lynn Nettles, of Aiken, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia.

Lifelong learning courses come to soldiers
When the concept of "lifelong learning" was introduced at Fort Gordon four years ago, the idea seemed a little far-fetched.

50th wedding anniversary: James and Frances M. Wooten
James and Frances M. Wooten celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 27 with a dinner at T's restaurant given by their family and friends. The couple has two daughters, Beverly W. Griffin and LaVern Surrency; a son, James Wooten III; and several grandchildren.

Fall Festival brightens life for veterans at center
The second floor of the uptown Department of Veterans Affairs Center was bursting with activity Sept. 29 with about 300 patients participating in the 36th annual Fall Festival.

Georgia Military College honor list
The following area students have been honored at Georgia Military College, Augusta:

Area celebrities fire up grills to raise money
The aroma of sizzling steaks, ribs and chicken filled Lake Olmstead Park on Saturday as about 70 men helped raise money for the 30901 Development Corp. through the Celebrity Men's Cook-off.

Georgia Farmers Market
This is a list of commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

Senior pageant puts importance on inner beauty
To call the Ms. Senior Georgia-Carolina Pageant simply a beauty pageant doesn't quite cover it, according to its organizers and contestants.

Library events
BOARD MEETING: The Augusta-Richmond County Library Board will meet at the Main Library from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17.

Pet of the week
Sadie, a 3-month-old female American bulldog mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

School lunch menu
RIchmond County school lunch menu.

Area celebrities fire up grills to raise money
The aroma of sizzling steaks, ribs and chicken filled Lake Olmstead Park on Saturday as about 70 men helped raise money for the 30901 Development Corp. through the Celebrity Men's Cook-off.

Reunions
WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL 1995: Seeking classmates for a 10-year reunion Friday-Saturday; (706) 738-5774 or e-mail westsidehigh1995@hotmail.com

Reunions
WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL 1995: Seeking classmates for a 10-year reunion Friday-Saturday; (706) 738-5774 or e-mail westsidehigh1995@hotmail.com

Events
The 30901 Development Corp. board of directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at Beulah Grove Community Resource Center, 1446 Lee Beard Way.

Richmond County restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Pet of the week
Sadie, a 3-month-old female American bulldog mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

This week
Fine Arts gala: 8 tonight; the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $10; free with valid ASU student ID; 667-4807

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Ryan Wehmeyer, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Meetings
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information

This week
Fine Arts gala: 8 tonight; the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $10; free with valid ASU student ID; 667-4807

Events
FORT DISCOVERY DINOSAURS: Through Oct. 30; lifelike dinosaurs exhibited in the Knox Gallery

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

Across the river
AIKEN NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m. today; Aiken County Shrine Club, U.S. Highway 1, Aiken; $50, couples $80, sponsors $275; (803) 641-1242, 649-9996

Events
The 30901 Development Corp. board of directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at Beulah Grove Community Resource Center, 1446 Lee Beard Way.

50th wedding anniversary: James and Frances M. Wooten
James and Frances M. Wooten celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 27 with a dinner at T's restaurant given by their family and friends. The couple has two daughters, Beverly W. Griffin and LaVern Surrency; a son, James Wooten III; and several grandchildren.

Recycling centers
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations: Kimberly-Clark, Belvedere fire station at 204 Hampton Ave., Beech Island fire station, two Aiken County Department of Public Safety fire stations and the Graniteville fire station. Call 650-2876.

This week

Lifelong learning courses come to soldiers

Events

Recycling centers

Richmond County restaurant ratings

Pet of the week

Georgia Farmers Market

50th wedding anniversary: James and Frances M. Wooten

School lunch menu

Oktoberfest conjures up community spirit

Events

Across the river

Military milestones

Senior pageant puts importance on inner beauty

Library events

Meetings

Health clinic has low-cost care, programs

Area celebrities fire up grills to raise money

Things to do

Georgia Military College honor list

For the record

Fall Festival brightens life for veterans at center

Reunions

Medical alliance raises money for education

Residents of Eagle Pointe have city at their fingertips

Post Happenings

Smoltzie always gives team hope

'Next' Tiger Woods needs to win like him

Production designers brings movie sets and scripts to life

PBS hires Michael Getler as ombudsman
NEW YORK - PBS said Wednesday it has hired veteran journalist Michael Getler as an ombudsman to examine network content issues and stay in contact with viewers who are concerned about what is being aired.

Conan O'Brien turns his show over to U2 on Thursday

Amy Grant pays a visit with 'Three Wishes,' and a town's dreams come true
NEW YORK - I am frankly amazed by "Three Wishes," NBC's dreams-fulfilling reality series.

Conan O'Brien turns his show over to U2 on Thursday
NEW YORK - In his 12 years in charge of booking musical guests on Conan O'Brien's "Late Night," Jim Pitt always listed U2 and Johnny Cash as the dream artists he'd tried but never succeeded in getting.

Conan O'Brien turns his show over to U2 on Thursday
NEW YORK - In his 12 years in charge of booking musical guests on Conan O'Brien's "Late Night," Jim Pitt always listed U2 and Johnny Cash as the dream artists he'd tried but never succeeded in getting.

Amy Grant pays a visit with 'Three Wishes,' and a town's dreams come true

PBS hires Michael Getler as ombudsman
NEW YORK - PBS said Wednesday it has hired veteran journalist Michael Getler as an ombudsman to examine network content issues and stay in contact with viewers who are concerned about what is being aired.

Amy Grant pays a visit with 'Three Wishes,' and a town's dreams come true
NEW YORK - I am frankly amazed by "Three Wishes," NBC's dreams-fulfilling reality series.

PBS hires Michael Getler as ombudsman

People in the News

Club calendar

Liquid Life: Ballroom Billiards

Leoni visits Vietnam as UNICEF ambassador

Celebs straddle truth, timing in refuting rumors

Spotted

Partake in joe, hookah at new bar

Grubbin': Wicked Wasabi

Applause calendar

Redundant 'Spider-Man' comes up short on action

Stuff to do

Proper etiquette helps both sides of bar

Questions about 'Dogs about to be answered
ATHENS, Ga. - The glow of a dominating season-opening win over Boise State dimmed a bit when the Broncos fell out of the top 25 and lost again the following week to Oregon State.

Questions about 'Dogs about to be answered

Georgia looks to keep up winning streak
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer likes to teach his players a little history about rivalries while he plots game plans.

'Dogs seeing better Riggs for big game

Georgia looks to keep up winning streak
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer likes to teach his players a little history about rivalries while he plots game plans.

'Dogs seeing better Riggs for big game
Gerald Riggs Jr. proved a load to bring down last year for Georgia when the Tennessee tailback notched his first 100-yard rushing game in the Southeastern Conference.

Questions about 'Dogs about to be answered
ATHENS, Ga. - The glow of a dominating season-opening win over Boise State dimmed a bit when the Broncos fell out of the top 25 and lost again the following week to Oregon State.

'Dogs seeing better Riggs for big game
Gerald Riggs Jr. proved a load to bring down last year for Georgia when the Tennessee tailback notched his first 100-yard rushing game in the Southeastern Conference.

Georgia looks to keep up winning streak

Production designers brings movie sets and scripts to life
Actors and directors often get the glory, but much of what a film audience sees on screen is the work of a largely unheralded team of artisans. Chief among these is the production designer. The final word on all matters regarding scenery, sets, locations and costumes, production designers are responsible for the overall look and atmosphere of a movie. They imagine and oversee every grand ballroom and squalid tenement, each quaint country kitchen and flashing science fiction control room. Without them, most movies would look like the bare interior of a soundstage or the same studio street front, over and over again. Below are a few outstanding examples of the art of production design:

Production designers brings movie sets and scripts to life
Actors and directors often get the glory, but much of what a film audience sees on screen is the work of a largely unheralded team of artisans. Chief among these is the production designer. The final word on all matters regarding scenery, sets, locations and costumes, production designers are responsible for the overall look and atmosphere of a movie. They imagine and oversee every grand ballroom and squalid tenement, each quaint country kitchen and flashing science fiction control room. Without them, most movies would look like the bare interior of a soundstage or the same studio street front, over and over again. Below are a few outstanding examples of the art of production design:

Kuwait trip has impact on coach
When Dave Odom got the call from the Department of Defense, he couldn't turn it down.

Kuwait trip has impact on coach
When Dave Odom got the call from the Department of Defense, he couldn't turn it down.

Kuwait trip has impact on coach