Yankees force Game 5
NEW YORK - Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees are still around - by the slimmest of margins.

Angels bounce Yankees again
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Angels were down and their ace was out. In came a 22-year-old rookie with a defiant look in his eye and the season on the line.

Yankees force Game 5

Angels bounce Yankees again
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Angels were down and their ace was out. In came a 22-year-old rookie with a defiant look in his eye and the season on the line.

Yankees force Game 5
NEW YORK - Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees are still around - by the slimmest of margins.

Angels bounce Yankees again

Coining phrases with enough 'velcro factor' to stick

14 notable days for 2005 Braves
DEC. 16, 2004: The Braves acquire Tim Hudson (above) from Oakland for Juan Cruz, Dan Meyer and Charles Thomas. Hudson wins 14 games while the trio the Braves gave up spends most of the season in the minors.

Astros oust Braves in 18 innings

Braves' bullpen redeems itself in extra innings
HOUSTON - Never mind the 18 innings and nearly six hours that it took Houston to beat the Atlanta Braves on Sunday to win the teams' division series.

14 notable days for 2005 Braves

Braves' bullpen redeems itself in extra innings

Astros oust Braves in 18 innings
HOUSTON - Roger Clemens could see the Houston Astros were running out of pitchers.

14 notable days for 2005 Braves
DEC. 16, 2004: The Braves acquire Tim Hudson (above) from Oakland for Juan Cruz, Dan Meyer and Charles Thomas. Hudson wins 14 games while the trio the Braves gave up spends most of the season in the minors.

Braves can't let loss go yet
ATLANTA - The final, lasting image of the Braves' 2005 season is one part chill-inducing, one part fitting.

Astros oust Braves in 18 innings
HOUSTON - Roger Clemens could see the Houston Astros were running out of pitchers.

Braves can't let loss go yet

Braves' bullpen redeems itself in extra innings
HOUSTON - Never mind the 18 innings and nearly six hours that it took Houston to beat the Atlanta Braves on Sunday to win the teams' division series.

Braves can't let loss go yet
ATLANTA - The final, lasting image of the Braves' 2005 season is one part chill-inducing, one part fitting.

Competition restrained by SBC buyout of AT&T
NEW YORK - SBC Communications Inc.'s planned purchase of AT&T Corp. is still awaiting government approval, but it already appears to be reducing competition in a way that might cost taxpayers.

At age 30, Microsoft grapples with growing up
SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. promises its software will make people better workers - more productive, more profitable, more able, as the company likes to say, to achieve their potential.

Survey: Retail gas prices gained 10 cents nationwide

Martha Stewart tries to turn around her company
NEW YORK - Martha Stewart wants to be everybody's best friend, but it's a tough popularity contest.

Delphi bankruptcy could hurt GM talks
DETROIT - General Motors Corp. has been negotiating with the United Auto Workers for months in an attempt to lower its skyrocketing health care costs, but those talks could be jeopardized by Delphi Corp.'s bankruptcy, analysts said Monday.

Survey: Retail gas prices gained 10 cents nationwide
LOS ANGELES - Retail gas prices rose an average of 10 cents in the past two weeks as Hurricane Rita idled refineries along the Gulf Coast, squeezing production capacity already hurt by Hurricane Katrina, according to a nationwide survey released Sunday.

Competition restrained by SBC buyout of AT&T
NEW YORK - SBC Communications Inc.'s planned purchase of AT&T Corp. is still awaiting government approval, but it already appears to be reducing competition in a way that might cost taxpayers.

Delphi bankruptcy could hurt GM talks
DETROIT - General Motors Corp. has been negotiating with the United Auto Workers for months in an attempt to lower its skyrocketing health care costs, but those talks could be jeopardized by Delphi Corp.'s bankruptcy, analysts said Monday.

Survey: Retail gas prices gained 10 cents nationwide
LOS ANGELES - Retail gas prices rose an average of 10 cents in the past two weeks as Hurricane Rita idled refineries along the Gulf Coast, squeezing production capacity already hurt by Hurricane Katrina, according to a nationwide survey released Sunday.

Anxiety over earnings builds amid declines
NEW YORK - Stocks fell Monday as Delphi Corp.'s bankruptcy filing and lowered outlooks at Northrop Grumman Corp. and Xilinx Inc. set a gloomy tone on Wall Street before the upcoming third-quarter earnings season.

Anxiety over earnings builds amid declines
NEW YORK - Stocks fell Monday as Delphi Corp.'s bankruptcy filing and lowered outlooks at Northrop Grumman Corp. and Xilinx Inc. set a gloomy tone on Wall Street before the upcoming third-quarter earnings season.

Anxiety over earnings builds amid declines

Merger forms leader in field
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Lincoln National Corp. agreed Monday to acquire Jefferson-Pilot Corp. in a $7.5 billion merger deal that creates one of the nation's biggest public life insurance companies.

Merger forms leader in field

IRS turns vacation time into storm aid
You no longer need cash to make a financial contribution to hurricane relief efforts, thanks to the Internal Revenue Service.

Delphi bankruptcy could hurt GM talks

At age 30, Microsoft grapples with growing up
SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. promises its software will make people better workers - more productive, more profitable, more able, as the company likes to say, to achieve their potential.

Competition restrained by SBC buyout of AT&T

Martha Stewart tries to turn around her company

IRS turns vacation time into storm aid

Martha Stewart tries to turn around her company
NEW YORK - Martha Stewart wants to be everybody's best friend, but it's a tough popularity contest.

Merger forms leader in field
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Lincoln National Corp. agreed Monday to acquire Jefferson-Pilot Corp. in a $7.5 billion merger deal that creates one of the nation's biggest public life insurance companies.

IRS turns vacation time into storm aid
You no longer need cash to make a financial contribution to hurricane relief efforts, thanks to the Internal Revenue Service.

At age 30, Microsoft grapples with growing up

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Oct. 11, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Oct. 11, 2005.

Clemson needs another second-half turnaround
CLEMSON, S.C. - After three straight nail-biting defeats to fall to 2-3, Clemson faces another save-the-season stretch starting Thursday night at North Carolina State.

Clemson needs another second-half turnaround
CLEMSON, S.C. - After three straight nail-biting defeats to fall to 2-3, Clemson faces another save-the-season stretch starting Thursday night at North Carolina State.

Clemson needs another second-half turnaround

Penn State, UCLA make big jumps in AP Top 25
Penn State is in the top 10, Michigan is out again and UCLA is on the rise in The Associated Press Top 25.

East Carolina seeks another winning streak
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina's last winning streak was a beauty. The run of four consecutive victories included three away from home, and it led to a spot in the GMAC Bowl.

Penn State, UCLA make big jumps in AP Top 25
Penn State is in the top 10, Michigan is out again and UCLA is on the rise in The Associated Press Top 25.

East Carolina seeks another winning streak
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina's last winning streak was a beauty. The run of four consecutive victories included three away from home, and it led to a spot in the GMAC Bowl.

East Carolina seeks another winning streak

Penn State, UCLA make big jumps in AP Top 25

Fighting voter fatigue

Wanted: Line-item veto

Black and blue
New Orleans police officers, those who didn't desert, have seen long hours and little sleep since Katrina. Many officers lost their own homes, and their families were evacuated.

Another incredible run
Imagine running a marathon - and stopping one foot short of the finish line.

Shaken - and stirred
This planet, work in progress that it is, finds many ways to swallow its unwitting inhabitants. We've seen those awful methods at work far too much of late.

Wanted: Line-item veto
It's time to breathe life back into the movement to give the president of the United States line-item veto power, even though it will require the arduous task of passing a constitutional amendment.

Another incredible run
Imagine running a marathon - and stopping one foot short of the finish line.

Shaken - and stirred

Shaken - and stirred
This planet, work in progress that it is, finds many ways to swallow its unwitting inhabitants. We've seen those awful methods at work far too much of late.

Black and blue

Fighting voter fatigue
Even though voting is a precious right, turnouts - even in exciting elections - are seldom as high as they should be, especially considering that voting also is every American's civic duty.

Black and blue
New Orleans police officers, those who didn't desert, have seen long hours and little sleep since Katrina. Many officers lost their own homes, and their families were evacuated.

Fighting voter fatigue
Even though voting is a precious right, turnouts - even in exciting elections - are seldom as high as they should be, especially considering that voting also is every American's civic duty.

Another incredible run

Wanted: Line-item veto
It's time to breathe life back into the movement to give the president of the United States line-item veto power, even though it will require the arduous task of passing a constitutional amendment.

'Parkers' star Mo'Nique gives birth to twin boys
LOS ANGELES - Mo'Nique is seeing double - and their names are Jonathan and David.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Ashlee Simpson sang - really, she did - without incident on "Saturday Night Live" in her return to the scene of last year's lip-synch fiasco.

'Parkers' star Mo'Nique gives birth to twin boys
LOS ANGELES - Mo'Nique is seeing double - and their names are Jonathan and David.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Olivia Newton-John is still hoping her missing boyfriend returns - more than three months after he disappeared.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Ashlee Simpson sang - really, she did - without incident on "Saturday Night Live" in her return to the scene of last year's lip-synch fiasco.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Olivia Newton-John is still hoping her missing boyfriend returns - more than three months after he disappeared.

It's tough to get excited about a flat market
The market is disappointingly flat and our lack of investing enthusiasm shows in sparse mutual fund flows and a flagging national savings rate. But experts say now is no time to give up on your long-term plan.

Bankruptcy can rebuild financial lives
NEW YORK -- Three years ago, life looked awfully bleak to Carmine Warren.

Bankruptcy can rebuild financial lives
NEW YORK -- Three years ago, life looked awfully bleak to Carmine Warren.

It's tough to get excited about a flat market

It's tough to get excited about a flat market
The market is disappointingly flat and our lack of investing enthusiasm shows in sparse mutual fund flows and a flagging national savings rate. But experts say now is no time to give up on your long-term plan.

Bankruptcy can rebuild financial lives

Chemistry kept gum-stealers away

Haas wins first Champions Tour title at Greater Hickory Classic
CONOVER, N.C. - Jay Haas rallied with a 7-under 65 Sunday for his first Champions Tour victory, a two-stroke win at the Greater Hickory Classic.

Tiger has the world on a string

Woods outlasts Daly in titanic battle
SAN FRANCISCO - In a phenomenal display of power between golf's two biggest sluggers, Tiger Woods outlasted John Daly in the American Express Championship because of a 3-foot putt.

Bickerton wins the Abama Open
TENERIFE, Canary Islands - John Bickerton won the Abama Open de Canarias on Sunday, shooting a 3-under 68 to beat Stuart Little and Michael Kirk by five strokes.

Haas wins first Champions Tour title at Greater Hickory Classic
CONOVER, N.C. - Jay Haas rallied with a 7-under 65 Sunday for his first Champions Tour victory, a two-stroke win at the Greater Hickory Classic.

Bickerton wins the Abama Open
TENERIFE, Canary Islands - John Bickerton won the Abama Open de Canarias on Sunday, shooting a 3-under 68 to beat Stuart Little and Michael Kirk by five strokes.

Tiger has the world on a string
SAN FRANCISCO - The World Golf Championships were created to bring together the best players from around the globe. They have turned into an annuity for the world's No. 1 player.

Perrot rallies for first LPGA Tour victory
AUBURN, Calif. - Chile's Nicole Perrot earned her first LPGA Tour victory Sunday, rallying from a two-shot deficit to win the Longs Drugs Challenge.

Tiger has the world on a string
SAN FRANCISCO - The World Golf Championships were created to bring together the best players from around the globe. They have turned into an annuity for the world's No. 1 player.

Perrot rallies for first LPGA Tour victory
AUBURN, Calif. - Chile's Nicole Perrot earned her first LPGA Tour victory Sunday, rallying from a two-shot deficit to win the Longs Drugs Challenge.

Perrot rallies for first LPGA Tour victory

Woods outlasts Daly in titanic battle
SAN FRANCISCO - In a phenomenal display of power between golf's two biggest sluggers, Tiger Woods outlasted John Daly in the American Express Championship because of a 3-foot putt.

Bickerton wins the Abama Open

Haas wins first Champions Tour title at Greater Hickory Classic

Woods outlasts Daly in titanic battle

Hudson, Thomson running wild

Power Poll

Hudson, Thomson running wild
THOMSON. The Bulldogs (7-1) have zapped opposing run defenses of late, thanks to LaBrandon Hudson. He's ran for more than 550 yards and 11 touchdowns during the past three games.

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

Hudson, Thomson running wild
THOMSON. The Bulldogs (7-1) have zapped opposing run defenses of late, thanks to LaBrandon Hudson. He's ran for more than 550 yards and 11 touchdowns during the past three games.

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

Panthers topple Islanders, 3-1

Panthers topple Islanders, 3-1
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Roberto Luongo is using his stick, his glove and now even his face to keep shots out of the net.

Panthers topple Islanders, 3-1
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Roberto Luongo is using his stick, his glove and now even his face to keep shots out of the net.

Coining phrases with enough 'velcro factor' to stick
When you spend time with words as I do, you hope you might one day make up a word or phrase that ends up in the dictionary.

Coining phrases with enough 'velcro factor' to stick
When you spend time with words as I do, you hope you might one day make up a word or phrase that ends up in the dictionary.

Tommy Boyles is a good fit for mayor
I am so glad Tommy Boyles decided to run for mayor.Rita Hamilton, Augusta

Outsourcing will be our nation's ruin
The effects of outsourcing are obvious. India and China, for example, are building thousands of new factories and graduating hundreds of thousands of highly qualified engineers every year.Robert Gilbert, Aiken, S.C.

Tommy Boyles is a good fit for mayor
I am so glad Tommy Boyles decided to run for mayor.Rita Hamilton, Augusta

Outsourcing will be our nation's ruin

Abuse charges sometimes are phony
When I read the Oct. 3 article about the two women arrested for assaulting a relative over a child abuse accusation, I was horrified, but unfortunately not surprised.Dorothy Kernaghan-Baez, Augusta

Let the terminally ill die with dignity

Let the terminally ill die with dignity
The Bush administration has brought Oregon to the Supreme Court over its "death with dignity" law. The suit claims that doctors who prescribe the lethal drugs are in violation of federal drug laws, and should lose their prescribing rights.Victor Reilly, Aiken S.C.

Abuse charges sometimes are phony

Put disaster fault where it belongs
In recent weeks our country has suffered tremendous loss of life from natural catastrophes, not a man-made one such as 9-11. These battles of man and nature are increasing with an intensity that is nothing less than horrific.Barbara A. Mohler, North Augusta

Abuse charges sometimes are phony
When I read the Oct. 3 article about the two women arrested for assaulting a relative over a child abuse accusation, I was horrified, but unfortunately not surprised.Dorothy Kernaghan-Baez, Augusta

Put disaster fault where it belongs

Let the terminally ill die with dignity
The Bush administration has brought Oregon to the Supreme Court over its "death with dignity" law. The suit claims that doctors who prescribe the lethal drugs are in violation of federal drug laws, and should lose their prescribing rights.Victor Reilly, Aiken S.C.

Outsourcing will be our nation's ruin
The effects of outsourcing are obvious. India and China, for example, are building thousands of new factories and graduating hundreds of thousands of highly qualified engineers every year.Robert Gilbert, Aiken, S.C.

Put disaster fault where it belongs
In recent weeks our country has suffered tremendous loss of life from natural catastrophes, not a man-made one such as 9-11. These battles of man and nature are increasing with an intensity that is nothing less than horrific.Barbara A. Mohler, North Augusta

Tommy Boyles is a good fit for mayor

Living briefs

Mini photo album puts your pictures in your pocket

Health and fitness calendar

Video Game Review: New hockey games hit the ice

Research plays important role in getting book published

In Witch City, college professors tackle Harry Potter

Group investigates concept of portable, virtual desktop

Seniors calendar

Techbits: Sniper detector, TV wars and more

Living briefs
If you already dread dragging out the same, tired recipes from years past for the holiday season, maybe the augusta chronicle can help.

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.

Living briefs
If you already dread dragging out the same, tired recipes from years past for the holiday season, maybe the augusta chronicle can help.

Mini photo album puts your pictures in your pocket
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - I'm preparing for my 30th high school reunion. Do I color the hair to hide the flecks of gray? Trim the beard? Don a sharkskin suit?

Research plays important role in getting book published
Everybody has a story to tell, and with a robust publishing industry, more people can and do tell their stories.

Techbits: Sniper detector, TV wars and more
BOSTON - The maker of a track-wheeled robot used in Iraq and Afghanistan is developing a version designed to locate the source of sniper fire.

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.

Group investigates concept of portable, virtual desktop
P>While ever more ways exist to replicate your favorite computer environment on any PC, researchers at International Business Machines Corp. are trying to take the concept further.

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.

Mini photo album puts your pictures in your pocket
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - I'm preparing for my 30th high school reunion. Do I color the hair to hide the flecks of gray? Trim the beard? Don a sharkskin suit?

In Witch City, college professors tackle Harry Potter
SALEM, Mass. - Hundreds of Harry Potter fanatics have turned this historic seaport, best known for its witches and their trials, into a makeshift college campus fit for a young wizard.

Video Game Review: New hockey games hit the ice
NEW YORK - With the return - finally - of the National Hockey League comes the new video-game versions. And once again, "NHL 2K6" by 2K Sports skates circles around "NHL 2006" from Electronic Arts. Both are visually stunning renditions of the real thing, but "NHL 2K6" offers superior game play and more realism.

In Witch City, college professors tackle Harry Potter
SALEM, Mass. - Hundreds of Harry Potter fanatics have turned this historic seaport, best known for its witches and their trials, into a makeshift college campus fit for a young wizard.

Group investigates concept of portable, virtual desktop
P>While ever more ways exist to replicate your favorite computer environment on any PC, researchers at International Business Machines Corp. are trying to take the concept further.

Research plays important role in getting book published
Everybody has a story to tell, and with a robust publishing industry, more people can and do tell their stories.

Techbits: Sniper detector, TV wars and more
BOSTON - The maker of a track-wheeled robot used in Iraq and Afghanistan is developing a version designed to locate the source of sniper fire.

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.

Video Game Review: New hockey games hit the ice
NEW YORK - With the return - finally - of the National Hockey League comes the new video-game versions. And once again, "NHL 2K6" by 2K Sports skates circles around "NHL 2006" from Electronic Arts. Both are visually stunning renditions of the real thing, but "NHL 2K6" offers superior game play and more realism.

Lynx jokers are back on the ice
When Dan Sullivan was released by the American Hockey League's Rochester Americans last weekend, he called Colt King.

Lynx jokers are back on the ice

Lynx jokers are back on the ice
When Dan Sullivan was released by the American Hockey League's Rochester Americans last weekend, he called Colt King.

444 workers offer to leave
AIKEN - Almost 450 people have volunteered to leave Savannah River Site by month's end, officials said Monday, a situation that will likely mean fewer involuntary layoffs at the nuclear reservation.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's officers are looking for a 61-year-old Alzheimer's patient who officials said wandered away from a downtown Augusta personal care home.

Official ignored ethics warnings

Friends show support for police with treats
"I love you. Take care. Don't forget to duck."

Funding detailed for revitalization
AIKEN - The city council has $1.75 million to spend on revitalization efforts on Aiken's north side during the next seven years. Now, city officials just need to decide how to spend it.

Sports Council, Columbia County make new deal
In sports terms, just think of Columbia County as an emerging athlete and the Greater Augusta Sports Council as one of its agents.

Five questions with Carly Kobasiar

DuPont among SRS bidders
Engineering companies Fluor Daniel and DuPont have formed a partnership that will explore the possibility of running Savannah River Site, an official said today.

Days of cruisin' over?

Across the southeast

Loggerhead nests up from last year
SAVANNAH, Ga. - With the sea turtle nesting season almost over, biologists have recorded 1,219 loggerhead nests along the Georgia coast.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford and more than 200 cyclists pedaled 60 miles to the Governor's Mansion from Aiken in about five hours to encourage South Carolinians to live healthier lifestyles.

Some talk trash about city's plans
It turns out the decision to change the way the city charges residents for garbage service isn't as simple as some Augusta commissioners thought.

Perdue's wife defends group
ATLANTA - Mary Perdue gave her first public defense Monday of a group that raises money to restore antiques in the Governor's Mansion, even as the head of the Democratic Party called for an investigation.

Across the southeast
CAMERON, LA. - Former President George H.W. Bush wrapped up a tour of the hurricane-devastated Gulf Coast on Sunday with a helicopter trip over parts of Texas and Louisiana, saying the damage reminded him of last year's Asian tsunami.

Loggerhead nests up from last year
SAVANNAH, Ga. - With the sea turtle nesting season almost over, biologists have recorded 1,219 loggerhead nests along the Georgia coast.

Bond raises issues in Aiken County

Obstacles in past for LSU student
It's almost as if Mandy O'Leary wasn't meant to finish medical school. First, she broke her ankle during a routine clinic rotation while she was six months pregnant.

Across the area

Giving assists SRS contractor's bidding process
AIKEN - When the Aiken Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was burglarized in July, BNG America SRC, a Savannah River Site contractor, gave the organization $1,600 for a security system.

Democrats endorse Mays for mayor
The Richmond County Democratic Committee endorsed interim Mayor Willie Mays for mayor today.

Sports Council, Columbia County make new deal
In sports terms, just think of Columbia County as an emerging athlete and the Greater Augusta Sports Council as one of its agents.

News you can use
Entertainment events and activities for this week include:

Homeowners rally to fight taxes
COLUMBIA - As lawmakers discuss strategies for reforming property taxes, homeowners are getting together to persuade them to end the system of using land values to fund local schools.

Correction
- An item in Sunday's City Ink column should have said that the late Rep. Henry Howard's son, Karlton Howard, in delivering the eulogy at his father's funeral Friday, renounced the fierce politicking that had been going on since his father died.

Official ignored ethics warnings
ATLANTA - The head of the state's prison system ignored ethics warnings against raising money from private contractors to fund a lavish conference, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation report revealed.

Clear Channel Y will put emphasis on education
NORTH AUGUSTA - A local Family Y often becomes a home away from home for loyal patrons, and the new Clear Channel Y, which opened Monday, definitely has a homey atmosphere.

Long way to ride
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (center with sunglasses) rides with the pack as they make their way through Couchton as part of his second annual Family Fitness Challenge. Mr. Sanford and more than 200 others biked Sunday from Aiken to Columbia.

Poll staff keep eyes on ID suit
Augusta officials will be closely watching a federal court case that begins Wednesday in Rome, Ga., challenging the state's voter identification law.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's officers are looking for a 61-year-old Alzheimer's patient who officials said wandered away from a downtown Augusta personal care home.

Bond raises issues in Aiken County
AIKEN - At the end of May, Aiken County Council and school board leaders gathered at Sage Valley Golf Course.

The week ahead
TAG OFFICES CLOSED: All tag offices in Richmond and Columbia counties will be closed today because of a computer upgrade in Atlanta that began Friday. The Tax Commissioners' Property Tax sections, however, will be open for taxpayer service in both counties. The tag offices will reopen Tuesday.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Some talk trash about city's plans

10/11/2005 - The Augusta Chronicle

444 workers offer to leave

Police make arrests in Augusta shooting

Poll staff keep eyes on ID suit
Augusta officials will be closely watching a federal court case that begins Wednesday in Rome, Ga., challenging the state's voter identification law.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Bond raises issues in Aiken County
AIKEN - At the end of May, Aiken County Council and school board leaders gathered at Sage Valley Golf Course.

Across the region

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford and more than 200 cyclists pedaled 60 miles to the Governor's Mansion from Aiken in about five hours to encourage South Carolinians to live healthier lifestyles.

Walk, group help parents heal after loss

Funding detailed for revitalization
AIKEN - The city council has $1.75 million to spend on revitalization efforts on Aiken's north side during the next seven years. Now, city officials just need to decide how to spend it.

Long way to ride

Pulaski is given funeral of a hero
SAVANNAH, Ga. - With a horse-drawn caisson pulling the casket, burial rites read by a Polish bishop and a 21-gun salute from Army soldier, Brig. Gen. Casimir Pulaski received a hero's funeral Sunday on the 226th anniversary of the Revolutionary War battle in which he was slain.

Sports Council, Columbia County make new deal

Across the area
An Augusta man has been charged with breaking the plate-glass windows at WAGT-TV (Channel 26), 905 Broad St.

Homeowners rally to fight taxes

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Patrick Malcolm, 3, of North Augusta.

Clear Channel Y will put emphasis on education

Across the region
MACON, GA. - Little Richard, the self-proclaimed architect of rock 'n' roll, built some goodwill in his hometown Saturday when he donated to the city almost half of his concert fee to settle concerns over who is paying the tab for his show.

Drivers' union pulls support of bus rodeo

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

News you can use

Kid of the Day

Loggerhead nests up from last year

The week ahead

Tragedy in New York may alter boat rules

Giving assists SRS contractor's bidding process

Perdue's wife defends group

Friends show support for police with treats

Across Georgia

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Obstacles in past for LSU student

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Students evacuated two Georgia Tech dorms Monday morning after a janitor found a chemical-filled bottle on a campus courtyard that exploded, police said.

Correction

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Giving assists SRS contractor's bidding process
AIKEN - When the Aiken Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was burglarized in July, BNG America SRC, a Savannah River Site contractor, gave the organization $1,600 for a security system.

Kid of the Day
Kaleb Cooper is today's Kid of the Day.

Five questions with Carly Kobasiar
Carly Kobasiar, the Community Events Specialist for Columbia County doesn't mind getting dressed up for work. At the seventh annual Columbia County Art and Renaissance Festival, which begins Friday, Ms. Kobasiar will don a replica of a 14th century noblewoman's dress.

Perdue's wife defends group
ATLANTA - Mary Perdue gave her first public defense Monday of a group that raises money to restore antiques in the Governor's Mansion, even as the head of the Democratic Party called for an investigation.

The week ahead
TAG OFFICES CLOSED: All tag offices in Richmond and Columbia counties will be closed today because of a computer upgrade in Atlanta that began Friday. The Tax Commissioners' Property Tax sections, however, will be open for taxpayer service in both counties. The tag offices will reopen Tuesday.

Kid of the Day

Days of cruisin' over?
Erin Crouch's baby-sitting money doesn't go as far as it used to.

Obstacles in past for LSU student
It's almost as if Mandy O'Leary wasn't meant to finish medical school. First, she broke her ankle during a routine clinic rotation while she was six months pregnant.

Leaders discuss fire service merger
Columbia County is looking into the possibility of having one entity operate fire service in all unincorporated areas of the county, commissioners were told Monday.

Drivers' union pulls support of bus rodeo
The Richmond County school bus drivers' union has voted against a safety program it previously supported, saying safety should be mandatory rather than voluntary.

444 workers offer to leave
AIKEN - Almost 450 people have volunteered to leave Savannah River Site by month's end, officials said Monday, a situation that will likely mean fewer involuntary layoffs at the nuclear reservation.

Man is fatally shot in Augusta
Police are investigating the shooting death of a 24-year-old man whose body was found early Monday on an Augusta road.

Man is fatally shot in Augusta

Leaders discuss fire service merger
Columbia County is looking into the possibility of having one entity operate fire service in all unincorporated areas of the county, commissioners were told Monday.

Leaders discuss fire service merger

Tragedy in New York may alter boat rules
A push to re-examine Coast Guard criteria for licensing commercial tour boats could focus scrutiny on the Augusta Canal Authority's Petersburg boats.

Some talk trash about city's plans
It turns out the decision to change the way the city charges residents for garbage service isn't as simple as some Augusta commissioners thought.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Students evacuated two Georgia Tech dorms Monday morning after a janitor found a chemical-filled bottle on a campus courtyard that exploded, police said.

Across South Carolina

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Across the southeast
CAMERON, LA. - Former President George H.W. Bush wrapped up a tour of the hurricane-devastated Gulf Coast on Sunday with a helicopter trip over parts of Texas and Louisiana, saying the damage reminded him of last year's Asian tsunami.

Drivers' union pulls support of bus rodeo
The Richmond County school bus drivers' union has voted against a safety program it previously supported, saying safety should be mandatory rather than voluntary.

Pulaski is given funeral of a hero
SAVANNAH, Ga. - With a horse-drawn caisson pulling the casket, burial rites read by a Polish bishop and a 21-gun salute from Army soldier, Brig. Gen. Casimir Pulaski received a hero's funeral Sunday on the 226th anniversary of the Revolutionary War battle in which he was slain.

Across the area

Homeowners rally to fight taxes
COLUMBIA - As lawmakers discuss strategies for reforming property taxes, homeowners are getting together to persuade them to end the system of using land values to fund local schools.

Clear Channel Y will put emphasis on education
NORTH AUGUSTA - A local Family Y often becomes a home away from home for loyal patrons, and the new Clear Channel Y, which opened Monday, definitely has a homey atmosphere.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Patrick Malcolm, 3, of North Augusta.

Pulaski is given funeral of a hero

Walk, group help parents heal after loss
ad Sam Atkins not lost his infant daughter five years ago, he said, he would have never been able to help a grieving mother he met on a mission trip to Kenya this summer.

Correction
- An item in Sunday's City Ink column should have said that the late Rep. Henry Howard's son, Karlton Howard, in delivering the eulogy at his father's funeral Friday, renounced the fierce politicking that had been going on since his father died.

Days of cruisin' over?
Erin Crouch's baby-sitting money doesn't go as far as it used to.

Howard's widow to run for his former post
The widow of Georgia Rep. Henry Howard filed today to run for his former post.

Friends show support for police with treats
"I love you. Take care. Don't forget to duck."

Tragedy in New York may alter boat rules
A push to re-examine Coast Guard criteria for licensing commercial tour boats could focus scrutiny on the Augusta Canal Authority's Petersburg boats.

Kid of the Day
Kaleb Cooper is today's Kid of the Day.

Funding detailed for revitalization

Walk, group help parents heal after loss
ad Sam Atkins not lost his infant daughter five years ago, he said, he would have never been able to help a grieving mother he met on a mission trip to Kenya this summer.

Man is fatally shot in Augusta
Police are investigating the shooting death of a 24-year-old man whose body was found early Monday on an Augusta road.

Across the southeast
CAMERON, LA. - Former President George H.W. Bush wrapped up a tour of the hurricane-devastated Gulf Coast on Sunday with a helicopter trip over parts of Texas and Louisiana, saying the damage reminded him of last year's Asian tsunami.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the region
MACON, GA. - Little Richard, the self-proclaimed architect of rock 'n' roll, built some goodwill in his hometown Saturday when he donated to the city almost half of his concert fee to settle concerns over who is paying the tab for his show.

Poll staff keep eyes on ID suit

Official ignored ethics warnings
ATLANTA - The head of the state's prison system ignored ethics warnings against raising money from private contractors to fund a lavish conference, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation report revealed.

Rants and Raves
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Long way to ride
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (center with sunglasses) rides with the pack as they make their way through Couchton as part of his second annual Family Fitness Challenge. Mr. Sanford and more than 200 others biked Sunday from Aiken to Columbia.

Five questions with Carly Kobasiar
Carly Kobasiar, the Community Events Specialist for Columbia County doesn't mind getting dressed up for work. At the seventh annual Columbia County Art and Renaissance Festival, which begins Friday, Ms. Kobasiar will don a replica of a 14th century noblewoman's dress.

Schaub proves Falcons have a backup plan
ATLANTA - As any coach will tell you, most of us media types didn't go to college to play football, which doesn't make us the most astute dissectors of Xs and Os.

Schaub proves Falcons have a backup plan
ATLANTA - As any coach will tell you, most of us media types didn't go to college to play football, which doesn't make us the most astute dissectors of Xs and Os.

Chemistry kept gum-stealers away
The past few weeks have brought me nothing but disappointment. My name was left off the short list of nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court. To make matters worse, the folks in Stockholm snubbed me when they handed out a fresh crop of Nobel Prizes.

Chemistry kept gum-stealers away
The past few weeks have brought me nothing but disappointment. My name was left off the short list of nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court. To make matters worse, the folks in Stockholm snubbed me when they handed out a fresh crop of Nobel Prizes.

Animation archive destroyed in fire at warehouse
BRISTOL, England - Fire destroyed a priceless archive of Aardman Animations props, sets and models early Monday, just hours after the company learned that its animated clay movie stars Wallace and Gromit had topped the U.S. box office.

'Wallace & Gromit' carve out No. 1 debut with $16.1 million

Animation archive destroyed in fire at warehouse
BRISTOL, England - Fire destroyed a priceless archive of Aardman Animations props, sets and models early Monday, just hours after the company learned that its animated clay movie stars Wallace and Gromit had topped the U.S. box office.

'Wallace & Gromit' carve out No. 1 debut with $16.1 million
LOS ANGELES - Clay paid off at the box office for "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit." The clay-animated family film debuted as the top weekend movie with $16.1 million.

Animation archive destroyed in fire at warehouse

'Wallace & Gromit' carve out No. 1 debut with $16.1 million
LOS ANGELES - Clay paid off at the box office for "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit." The clay-animated family film debuted as the top weekend movie with $16.1 million.

Ciara leads Vibe Awards nominations
NEW YORK - Ciara will have a fightin' chance to bring home the most Vibe Awards at this year's hip-hop and R&B awards show. She leads the field with five nominations, including artist of the year.

Review: Dolly Parton, 'Those Were the Days'
On her new CD "Those Were the Days," Dolly Parton offers renditions of 12 songs from the 1960s and thereabouts that originated with some of that era's most prominent artists - Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Pete Seeger, among them.

Ciara leads Vibe Awards nominations

Review: Dolly Parton, 'Those Were the Days'
On her new CD "Those Were the Days," Dolly Parton offers renditions of 12 songs from the 1960s and thereabouts that originated with some of that era's most prominent artists - Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Pete Seeger, among them.

Ciara leads Vibe Awards nominations
NEW YORK - Ciara will have a fightin' chance to bring home the most Vibe Awards at this year's hip-hop and R&B awards show. She leads the field with five nominations, including artist of the year.

Review: Thelonious Monk Quartet

Review: Thelonious Monk Quartet
Even though this recording dates back nearly half a century, for jazz fans it's the year's most important new release - the equivalent of finding a Rembrandt masterpiece hidden away in a cluttered attic.

Review: Dolly Parton, 'Those Were the Days'

Review: Thelonious Monk Quartet
Even though this recording dates back nearly half a century, for jazz fans it's the year's most important new release - the equivalent of finding a Rembrandt masterpiece hidden away in a cluttered attic.

Stewart keeps rivals in check
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Mark Martin, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards - the one-two-three finishers in Sunday's Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway - did what was necessary to get back into contention in NASCAR's Chase for the Championship.

Stewart keeps rivals in check
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Mark Martin, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards - the one-two-three finishers in Sunday's Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway - did what was necessary to get back into contention in NASCAR's Chase for the Championship.

Martin leads Roush's rout at Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A day after NASCAR said it would end the collective success enjoyed by multicar teams, Roush Racing ganged up on everyone Sunday during the Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Stewart keeps rivals in check

Martin leads Roush's rout at Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A day after NASCAR said it would end the collective success enjoyed by multicar teams, Roush Racing ganged up on everyone Sunday during the Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Martin leads Roush's rout at Kansas

McKie looks forward to opportunity with Lakers
HONOLULU - Aaron McKie did a lot of sitting and watching last season - a victim of the Philadelphia 76ers' youth movement.

McKie looks forward to opportunity with Lakers

McKie looks forward to opportunity with Lakers
HONOLULU - Aaron McKie did a lot of sitting and watching last season - a victim of the Philadelphia 76ers' youth movement.

Pacers to open preseason fully loaded
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Pacers are ready to open the preseason with most of their regular lineup.

Pacers to open preseason fully loaded

Pacers to open preseason fully loaded
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Pacers are ready to open the preseason with most of their regular lineup.

Winning recipe is familiar for Pats

Hartwell might be gone for season

Panthers defeat Cardinals

Steelers rally to win for Big Ben

Eagles are looking up in NFC East

Injuries thin Falcons' defense

Mrs. Ella Geneva Moore    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn R. White    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Jones    (SHELBY, N.C.)

Mrs. Joyce Chambers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Parrish    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Sandra Cravey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Cleveland J. Huckabee    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mrs. Toby Cohen    (PIKESVILLE, Md.)

Mrs. Mamie Jean Steptoe    (MEEKS COMMUNITY, Ga.)

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

Mr. John F. Kane    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Cleveland J. Huckabee    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mr. Harold Lamar Bryant    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Toby Cohen    (PIKESVILLE, Md.)

Ms. Sarah Lucy Bussey    (MODOC, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Baughman    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Dr. John R. Maben, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Melissa Hart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Mackie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hilda L. Boyer    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Michael G. Mulich    (SFC AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Tutt    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mae Ola Braddy    (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha F. Sayers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford Patterson    (NEW YORK)

Raelette Koehn    (AVERA, Ga.)

Miss Martha A. Ray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Melissa Hart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Darold Reed    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah Dicks    (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Mrs. Polly G. Sampson    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Jean Steptoe    (MEEKS COMMUNITY, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Thuan    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Weathersbee    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

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

Emily Means Travis    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Weathersbee    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. John H. Holt    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Evie Webb Powell    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. James Stone, Sr.    (BRONX, N.Y.)

Mrs. Evelyn R. White    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Butler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Manokau Youngblood    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Manokau Youngblood    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Andrews II    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Weathersbee    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Baughman    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Emily Means Travis    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mae Ola Braddy    (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. James Stone, Sr.    (BRONX, N.Y.)

Mr. Alvin P. Bridges    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Darrell W. Plyler    (ROCK HILL, S.C.)

Mr. James E. Broome, Sr.    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Dr. John R. Maben, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Lamar Bryant    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Jones    (SHELBY, N.C.)

Ms. Sarah Lucy Bussey    (MODOC, S.C.)

Mr. John H. Holt    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Butler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Anna Gillespie    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Burch Wright    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Fouche    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Broome, Sr.    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Davis    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Alvin P. Bridges    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce Chambers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Weathersbee    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Joe Thuan    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Andrews II    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Butler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Gloria Tutt    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Hilda L. Boyer    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. James Stone, Sr.    (BRONX, N.Y.)

Mr. Charles Baughman    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Darrell W. Plyler    (ROCK HILL, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Butler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Dr. John R. Maben, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Joyce Chambers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha F. Sayers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Sandra Cravey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Raelette Koehn    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mr. Cleveland J. Huckabee    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mr. Cleveland J. Huckabee    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mr. John F. Kane    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Anna Gillespie    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Dr. John R. Maben, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Geneva Moore    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Mackie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Dicks    (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Mr. Michael G. Mulich    (SFC AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce Chambers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford Patterson    (NEW YORK)

Mr. James E. Broome, Sr.    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Evie Webb Powell    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Baughman    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Miss Martha A. Ray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Burch Wright    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Darold Reed    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Polly G. Sampson    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Broome, Sr.    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. James E. Broome, Sr. (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Joyce Chambers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Davis (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Cleveland J. Huckabee (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Raelette Koehn (AVERA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Baughman (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Weathersbee (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Weathersbee (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha F. Sayers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Roy Andrews II (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Alvin P. Bridges (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Melissa Hart (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Darold Reed (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Manokau Youngblood (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Evie Webb Powell (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Toby Cohen (PIKESVILLE, Md.)

Mr. Harold Lamar Bryant (GIBSON, Ga.)

Dr. John R. Maben, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Baughman (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Fred Mackie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. John R. Maben, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John F. Kane (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford Patterson (NEW YORK)

Mr. James Fouche (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn R. White (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Emily Means Travis (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Polly G. Sampson (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Anna Gillespie (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Cleveland J. Huckabee (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mrs. Joyce Chambers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mae Ola Braddy (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Jean Steptoe (MEEKS COMMUNITY, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Broome, Sr. (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Ms. Sandra Cravey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Martha A. Ray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Butler (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Joe Thuan (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Parrish (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John H. Holt (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Darrell W. Plyler (ROCK HILL, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah Dicks (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Mrs. Gloria Tutt (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Hilda L. Boyer (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Butler (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ella Geneva Moore (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Sarah Lucy Bussey (MODOC, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Ruth Burch Wright (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Stone, Sr. (BRONX, N.Y.)

Mr. Thomas Jones (SHELBY, N.C.)

Mr. Michael G. Mulich (SFC AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Overtime

Overtime

Fight barely ends and talk is of a third fight

Fight barely ends and talk is of a third fight
LAS VEGAS - Diego Corrales had barely picked himself off the canvas and plans were already under way for a third fight with Jose Luis Castillo.

Fight barely ends and talk is of a third fight
LAS VEGAS - Diego Corrales had barely picked himself off the canvas and plans were already under way for a third fight with Jose Luis Castillo.

Overtime
In Filderstadt, Germany, Lindsay Davenport earned her 50th career title with a 6-2, 6-4 victory against Amelie Mauresmo at the Porsche Grand Prix.

Overtime
In Birmingham, Ala., Augusta State freshman Stephen Swan-epoel fired 4-under-par 67 in his collegiate debut Monday, then backed it up with a 1-under-par 70 in the afternoon for a two-round total of 5-under 137 through 36 holes of the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate.

Overtime
In Birmingham, Ala., Augusta State freshman Stephen Swan-epoel fired 4-under-par 67 in his collegiate debut Monday, then backed it up with a 1-under-par 70 in the afternoon for a two-round total of 5-under 137 through 36 holes of the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate.

Overtime
In Filderstadt, Germany, Lindsay Davenport earned her 50th career title with a 6-2, 6-4 victory against Amelie Mauresmo at the Porsche Grand Prix.

Panthers defeat Cardinals
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Carolina Panthers put a stop to Josh McCown's passing show just in time to start their first winning streak of the season.

Panthers defeat Cardinals
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Carolina Panthers put a stop to Josh McCown's passing show just in time to start their first winning streak of the season.

Winning recipe is familiar for Pats
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons could easily explain away their 31-28 loss to the New England Patriots.

Hartwell might be gone for season
ATLANTA - Atlanta linebacker Edgerton Hartwell might be lost for the season after an Achilles' tendon injury Sunday.

Steelers rally to win for Big Ben
SAN DIEGO - The Bus was back, and Ben Roethlisberger thrust both fists in the air as Jeff Reed's kick won it for the Steelers.

Injuries thin Falcons' defense
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - With Ed Hartwell lost for the season following surgery Monday to repair a torn right Achilles' tendon, the Atlanta Falcons are looking for a new middle linebacker.

Hartwell might be gone for season
ATLANTA - Atlanta linebacker Edgerton Hartwell might be lost for the season after an Achilles' tendon injury Sunday.

Eagles are looking up in NFC East
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles have a week off to ponder their unfamiliar place at the bottom of the NFC East standings.

Winning recipe is familiar for Pats
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons could easily explain away their 31-28 loss to the New England Patriots.

Steelers rally to win for Big Ben
SAN DIEGO - The Bus was back, and Ben Roethlisberger thrust both fists in the air as Jeff Reed's kick won it for the Steelers.

Injuries thin Falcons' defense
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - With Ed Hartwell lost for the season following surgery Monday to repair a torn right Achilles' tendon, the Atlanta Falcons are looking for a new middle linebacker.

Eagles are looking up in NFC East
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles have a week off to ponder their unfamiliar place at the bottom of the NFC East standings.

Pope hails anti-Nazi bishop as courageous example for today
VATICAN CITY - A German bishop known as the "Lion of Muenster" for his courageous anti-Nazi sermons during World War II took a step on the road to sainthood when he was beatified Sunday in St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope hails anti-Nazi bishop as courageous example for today
VATICAN CITY - A German bishop known as the "Lion of Muenster" for his courageous anti-Nazi sermons during World War II took a step on the road to sainthood when he was beatified Sunday in St. Peter's Basilica.

Schaub proves Falcons have a backup plan

The mystery's the thing on new network series

The mystery's the thing on new network series
LOS ANGELES - It's not just a case of whodunit this TV season. It's also a matter of who is it, is it alien and does it want to destroy us? Who's behind the frame-up? Who married Ted?

'Ghost Hunters' visit America's 'most haunted' city
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Blown-out candles rekindle themselves, silverware moves untouched around vacant tables and a shadowy figure lurks in the basement.

'Ghost Hunters' visit America's 'most haunted' city
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Blown-out candles rekindle themselves, silverware moves untouched around vacant tables and a shadowy figure lurks in the basement.

'Ghost Hunters' visit America's 'most haunted' city

The mystery's the thing on new network series
LOS ANGELES - It's not just a case of whodunit this TV season. It's also a matter of who is it, is it alien and does it want to destroy us? Who's behind the frame-up? Who married Ted?

People in the News

People in the News

'Parkers' star Mo'Nique gives birth to twin boys

Bulldogs are right where they want to be
Conventional wisdom had the 2005 Georgia football team pegged to drop a couple of notches from what had been the norm under coach Mark Richt. The Bulldogs were tabbed to finish third in the Southeastern Conference East Division and began the season with their lowest preseason rank since 2001.

Bulldogs are right where they want to be
Conventional wisdom had the 2005 Georgia football team pegged to drop a couple of notches from what had been the norm under coach Mark Richt. The Bulldogs were tabbed to finish third in the Southeastern Conference East Division and began the season with their lowest preseason rank since 2001.

Bulldogs are right where they want to be

Pacers' Condon reaches 100 wins
Sometimes Will Condon will motivate his team by joking around.

Rice grabbing attention of fans, coaches

Pacers' Condon reaches 100 wins
Sometimes Will Condon will motivate his team by joking around.

Rice grabbing attention of fans, coaches
COLUMBIA, S.C. - As South Carolina's Steve Spurrier and Kentucky's Rich Brooks chatted on the field before their game Saturday, Brooks brought up a player that caught his attention during the week's preparations.

Rice grabbing attention of fans, coaches
COLUMBIA, S.C. - As South Carolina's Steve Spurrier and Kentucky's Rich Brooks chatted on the field before their game Saturday, Brooks brought up a player that caught his attention during the week's preparations.

Pacers' Condon reaches 100 wins

More students sign up for 'the other' college exam
It's the other college entrance exam, but a lot of students for a lot of reasons never consider taking it.

My style
THE FACTS: Brittany Fields, 15 (left), a sophomore at the Academy of Richmond County, and Sharon Cornwall, 15, a sophomore at Cross Creek High School.

Question of the week
Q: What's the best way to handle stress?

More students sign up for 'the other' college exam

More students sign up for 'the other' college exam
It's the other college entrance exam, but a lot of students for a lot of reasons never consider taking it.

Spotted

Teenagers share their ideas on America's moral downfall
Morality in America is an issue that seems to be in the news daily, but how does it affect teens?

Senior projects get mixed reviews from busy students

My style
THE FACTS: Brittany Fields, 15 (left), a sophomore at the Academy of Richmond County, and Sharon Cornwall, 15, a sophomore at Cross Creek High School.

My style

Question of the week
Q: What's the best way to handle stress?

Question of the week

Girl must talk to her cousin about dating ex-boyfriend
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My cousin and I are very close; we're like best friends. She recently hooked me up with a boy I liked. Well, we broke up and then the next day I saw something strange, like they would look at each other and she (told) me he called her. I found out that they are going together.

Girl must talk to her cousin about dating ex-boyfriend

Spotted
Lakeside students Rushton Metzler and Amanda Townsend cheer their team on at the Greenbrier football game.

Senior projects get mixed reviews from busy students
Senior year. It conjures memories of laborious college applications and late-night parties with the excitement of graduation just around the corner. At Lakeside High School, senior year also reminds students that the senior-project deadline is fast approaching.

Senior projects get mixed reviews from busy students
Senior year. It conjures memories of laborious college applications and late-night parties with the excitement of graduation just around the corner. At Lakeside High School, senior year also reminds students that the senior-project deadline is fast approaching.

Girl must talk to her cousin about dating ex-boyfriend
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My cousin and I are very close; we're like best friends. She recently hooked me up with a boy I liked. Well, we broke up and then the next day I saw something strange, like they would look at each other and she (told) me he called her. I found out that they are going together.

Xtreme calendar
HELP OUT: The South Augusta Marching Unit show band will be at the Wal-Mart on Deans Bridge Road. Donations will help finance their trip to Tallahassee for Florida A&M University's homecoming. Call 798-5291 for details.

Xtreme calendar
HELP OUT: The South Augusta Marching Unit show band will be at the Wal-Mart on Deans Bridge Road. Donations will help finance their trip to Tallahassee for Florida A&M University's homecoming. Call 798-5291 for details.

Xtreme calendar

Spotted
Lakeside students Rushton Metzler and Amanda Townsend cheer their team on at the Greenbrier football game.

Teenagers share their ideas on America's moral downfall
Morality in America is an issue that seems to be in the news daily, but how does it affect teens?

Teenagers share their ideas on America's moral downfall

Pope hails anti-Nazi bishop as courageous example for today