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Rowling, King among winners for Quills Awards
NEW YORK - J.K. Rowling, Jon Stewart and Stephen King were among the winners Tuesday night of the first annual Quills Awards, people's choice book prizes better known so far to the industry than to the public.

Doctorow, Didion among National Book Award finalists

Art galleries
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit 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. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Doctorow, Didion among National Book Award finalists
NEW YORK - E.L. Doctorow's "The March," his novelization of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's bloody Civil War campaign, and Joan Didion's "The Year of Magical Thinking," her memoir of grieving her late husband, were among the nominees announced Wednesday for the National Book Awards.

Best Sellers-Audio
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission. (Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold.):

Photographer's camera seeks timeless qualities

Photographer's camera seeks timeless qualities
For photographer Jack Stoddart, art means more than finding an atheistically pleasing picture in his frame.

Rowling, King among winners for Quills Awards

Best Sellers-Audio
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission. (Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold.):

Art galleries
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit 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. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Doctorow, Didion among National Book Award finalists
NEW YORK - E.L. Doctorow's "The March," his novelization of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's bloody Civil War campaign, and Joan Didion's "The Year of Magical Thinking," her memoir of grieving her late husband, were among the nominees announced Wednesday for the National Book Awards.

Rowling, King among winners for Quills Awards
NEW YORK - J.K. Rowling, Jon Stewart and Stephen King were among the winners Tuesday night of the first annual Quills Awards, people's choice book prizes better known so far to the industry than to the public.

Art galleries

Photographer's camera seeks timeless qualities
For photographer Jack Stoddart, art means more than finding an atheistically pleasing picture in his frame.

Best Sellers-Audio

Second chance propels Chicago
CHICAGO - The ninth inning was over. And then it wasn't. And then Joe Crede gave the White Sox what is sure to go down as one of the most disputed victories in playoff history.

Sanders delivers again for Cardinals

Houston evens up the series
ST. LOUIS - Yes, it is possible to win on the road in the National League Championship Series. Roy Oswalt showed the way for Houston, silencing the St. Louis Cardinals and all their red-clad fans.

Sanders delivers again for Cardinals
ST. LOUIS - "Reggie! Reggie! Reggie!" There's a new Mr. October in the baseball playoffs.

Second chance propels Chicago
CHICAGO - The ninth inning was over. And then it wasn't. And then Joe Crede gave the White Sox what is sure to go down as one of the most disputed victories in playoff history.

Sanders delivers again for Cardinals
ST. LOUIS - "Reggie! Reggie! Reggie!" There's a new Mr. October in the baseball playoffs.

Houston evens up the series

Houston evens up the series
ST. LOUIS - Yes, it is possible to win on the road in the National League Championship Series. Roy Oswalt showed the way for Houston, silencing the St. Louis Cardinals and all their red-clad fans.

Second chance propels Chicago

Bad words count, even when you're in a car

Bankruptcy filings soar before new law takes effect
NEW YORK - The number of personal bankruptcy filings is soaring as the start date nears for a new law making it harder for consumers to seek protection from debtors.

Ex-chief of Refco charged in fraud

Mall makeover to include outdoor center
Augusta Mall owners want to breathe fresh air into the nearly 30-year-old facility, and they're hoping the open air will do it.

Stocks mixed while inflation dominates

Bridgestone to pay $240 million in recall
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire has agreed to pay $240 million to Ford Motor Co. to settle claims related to the tiremaker's 2000 recall of defective tires, Bridgestone Firestone said Wednesday.

Stocks mixed while inflation dominates
NEW YORK - Wall Street remained mired in uncertainty Thursday, ending an erratic session narrowly mixed as investors' inflation worries worsened in the face of a sharp jump in import prices.

Ex-chief of Refco charged in fraud
NEW YORK - The former chief executive of commodities brokerage Refco Inc. was charged with securities fraud Wednesday and is accused of hiding as much as $545 million in bad debts from federal regulators and investors, a Justice Department prosecutor said.

Martha Stewart, KB Home to collaborate on home design
NEW YORK - Fans of Martha Stewart who snapped up her towels and sheets will soon be able to live in a house designed by the domestic maven.

Bankruptcy filings soar before new law takes effect
NEW YORK - The number of personal bankruptcy filings is soaring as the start date nears for a new law making it harder for consumers to seek protection from debtors.

Firm branching to Augusta
Synovus Financial Corp. has branched banking to markets throughout the Southeast, and now it's coming to Augusta.

Apple, Intel sink, pull indexes down

Martha Stewart, KB Home to collaborate on home design
NEW YORK - Fans of Martha Stewart who snapped up her towels and sheets will soon be able to live in a house designed by the domestic maven.

Bridgestone to pay $240 million in recall
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire has agreed to pay $240 million to Ford Motor Co. to settle claims related to the tiremaker's 2000 recall of defective tires, Bridgestone Firestone said Wednesday.

Stocks mixed while inflation dominates
NEW YORK - Wall Street remained mired in uncertainty Thursday, ending an erratic session narrowly mixed as investors' inflation worries worsened in the face of a sharp jump in import prices.

Firm branching to Augusta

Mall makeover to include outdoor center
Augusta Mall owners want to breathe fresh air into the nearly 30-year-old facility, and they're hoping the open air will do it.

Martha Stewart, KB Home to collaborate on home design

Apple, Intel sink, pull indexes down
NEW YORK - Trouble in the technology sector pushed Wall Street's major indexes to their lowest levels since mid-May on Wednesday, with Apple Computer Inc. and a downgrade of Intel Corp. leading the market downward.

Firm branching to Augusta
Synovus Financial Corp. has branched banking to markets throughout the Southeast, and now it's coming to Augusta.

Ex-chief of Refco charged in fraud
NEW YORK - The former chief executive of commodities brokerage Refco Inc. was charged with securities fraud Wednesday and is accused of hiding as much as $545 million in bad debts from federal regulators and investors, a Justice Department prosecutor said.

Mall makeover to include outdoor center

Apple, Intel sink, pull indexes down
NEW YORK - Trouble in the technology sector pushed Wall Street's major indexes to their lowest levels since mid-May on Wednesday, with Apple Computer Inc. and a downgrade of Intel Corp. leading the market downward.

Bankruptcy filings soar before new law takes effect

Bridgestone to pay $240 million in recall

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Oct. 13, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Oct. 13, 2005.

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Editorial cartoon for Oct. 14, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Oct. 14, 2005.

Tigers run by Wolfpack

Tigers run by Wolfpack
RALEIGH, N.C. - Clemson found the perfect remedy for that run of close losses - a lopsided victory.

Tigers run by Wolfpack
RALEIGH, N.C. - Clemson found the perfect remedy for that run of close losses - a lopsided victory.

Amato able to laugh despite disappointing start

Moss finally healthy, contributing for Gators
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Defensive end Jarvis Moss spent the past three years wondering what was wrong with his body.

Moss finally healthy, contributing for Gators

Amato able to laugh despite disappointing start
RALEIGH, N.C. - It begins with a barrel-chested Chuck Amato strutting through school, where he shoves a student against a locker in a move that surely would make Bobby Knight proud.

Moss finally healthy, contributing for Gators
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Defensive end Jarvis Moss spent the past three years wondering what was wrong with his body.

Florida State's move leads to ACC Super League
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Atlantic Coast Conference used to be a basketball league. Not anymore.

Amato able to laugh despite disappointing start
RALEIGH, N.C. - It begins with a barrel-chested Chuck Amato strutting through school, where he shoves a student against a locker in a move that surely would make Bobby Knight proud.

Florida State's move leads to ACC Super League
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Atlantic Coast Conference used to be a basketball league. Not anymore.

Florida State's move leads to ACC Super League

Area teams are waiting for the midnight hour

Historic Iraqi election looms

Keeping one's head
The media love a good fight, especially when race appears to be involved.

A really blue state
Oregon is proud to be one of the nation's most liberal states, but a ruling by the state's Supreme Court is making many Oregonians gasp in disgust.

A more fashionable Augusta?
Augusta Mall owners are bringing the latest fashion to town.

Keeping one's head
The media love a good fight, especially when race appears to be involved.

A more fashionable Augusta?
Augusta Mall owners are bringing the latest fashion to town.

A really blue state

Historic Iraqi election looms
A hugely important day in Iraq's history - and the Middle East's as well - takes place Saturday when the Iraqi people vote on the new constitution.

A more fashionable Augusta?

Keeping one's head

Historic Iraqi election looms
A hugely important day in Iraq's history - and the Middle East's as well - takes place Saturday when the Iraqi people vote on the new constitution.

A really blue state
Oregon is proud to be one of the nation's most liberal states, but a ruling by the state's Supreme Court is making many Oregonians gasp in disgust.

What's For Lunch: Mezcal Restaurant
Mezcal Restaurant ADDRESS: 611 E. Martintown Road, North Augusta

Applause calendar
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.

Actor who played Chewbacca to become U.S. citizen
WASHINGTON - A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a Wookiee named Chewbacca growled and howled his way through "Star Wars" movies. On Monday, the actor who played him will take the oath to become an American citizen.

Liquid Life: Honky Tonk
Honky Tonk WHERE: 1602 Gordon Highway

Clubbin': Cream takes over club duties from Malibu
They're knocking down buildings on one corner of North Leg Road and Wrightsboro Road, but not far away, a resurrection has taken place. The space at 1511 North Leg Road that once housed Malibu has been reborn as Cream nightclub.

Clubbin': Cream takes over club duties from Malibu
They're knocking down buildings on one corner of North Leg Road and Wrightsboro Road, but not far away, a resurrection has taken place. The space at 1511 North Leg Road that once housed Malibu has been reborn as Cream nightclub.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Tommy Lee was burned Wednesday when a pyrotechnics stunt went wrong at a Motley Crue concert in Casper, Wyo.

Renaissance festival expands its focus
If Stacie Adkins has anything to say about it, the Columbia County Art and Renaissance Festival will move forward by continuing to look back.

Daniel Craig: the new James Bond?
LONDON - The suspense is almost over.

Applause calendar
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.

Spotted
Karan Singh and Pratik Trehan took a moment out during the Garba dance Saturday.

Classic titles put the 'Beatdown' on new fighting game
The folks at Capcom have been busy, but with mixed results.

Classic titles put the 'Beatdown' on new fighting game
The folks at Capcom have been busy, but with mixed results.

Club calendar
Shaun Piazza, whose last name sounds sort of like a popular Italian-American dish, plays The Soul Bar tonight with a band that's definitely got Italy on the brain. Their name is Venice Is Sinking. The Soul Bar is at 984 Broad St., 724-8880.

Actor who played Chewbacca to become U.S. citizen
WASHINGTON - A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a Wookiee named Chewbacca growled and howled his way through "Star Wars" movies. On Monday, the actor who played him will take the oath to become an American citizen.

Spotted
Karan Singh and Pratik Trehan took a moment out during the Garba dance Saturday.

Angelina Jolie receives award for humanitarian work
NEW YORK - Angelina Jolie has accepted an award for her humanitarian work as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations refugee agency.

Angelina Jolie receives award for humanitarian work
NEW YORK - Angelina Jolie has accepted an award for her humanitarian work as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations refugee agency.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Tommy Lee was burned Wednesday when a pyrotechnics stunt went wrong at a Motley Crue concert in Casper, Wyo.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Eminem's "Curtain Call" is just months away.

Entertainment quotes from The Associated Press
"You're a good songwriter, it's not June with Spoon that you write." - Yoko Ono, saying she sometimes had to reassure her husband, John Lennon, about his songs.

Report: It's over for Jude and Sienna
NEW YORK - Sienna Miller and Jude Law have ended their engagement, months after he apologized for an affair with his children's nanny, according to a published report.

Club calendar
Shaun Piazza, whose last name sounds sort of like a popular Italian-American dish, plays The Soul Bar tonight with a band that's definitely got Italy on the brain. Their name is Venice Is Sinking. The Soul Bar is at 984 Broad St., 724-8880.

Boshears Skyfest returns to the Augusta sky
Although North Carolina resident Wyatt Fuller's name is emblazoned on the gleaming cockpit of his F-86 Sabre jet, scheduled to appear at this year's Boshears Skyfest, he doesn't see himself as the owner of the historic aircraft.

What's For Lunch: Mezcal Restaurant
Mezcal Restaurant ADDRESS: 611 E. Martintown Road, North Augusta

Boshears Skyfest returns to the Augusta sky
Although North Carolina resident Wyatt Fuller's name is emblazoned on the gleaming cockpit of his F-86 Sabre jet, scheduled to appear at this year's Boshears Skyfest, he doesn't see himself as the owner of the historic aircraft.

Liquid Life: Honky Tonk
Honky Tonk WHERE: 1602 Gordon Highway

Renaissance festival expands its focus
If Stacie Adkins has anything to say about it, the Columbia County Art and Renaissance Festival will move forward by continuing to look back.

Report: It's over for Jude and Sienna
NEW YORK - Sienna Miller and Jude Law have ended their engagement, months after he apologized for an affair with his children's nanny, according to a published report.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Eminem's "Curtain Call" is just months away.

Entertainment quotes from The Associated Press
"You're a good songwriter, it's not June with Spoon that you write." - Yoko Ono, saying she sometimes had to reassure her husband, John Lennon, about his songs.

Daniel Craig: the new James Bond?
LONDON - The suspense is almost over.

The most (and least) fuel efficient vehicles for 2006
WASHINGTON - The manual version of the hybrid Honda Insight tops the latest government auto fuel economy list, with 60 miles per gallon in the city and 66 mpg on the highway.

Tax panel recommends changing tax breaks
WASHINGTON - A presidential panel says tax breaks that promote homeownership and encourage businesses to give workers health insurance should be changed to help more middle income families.

Budget-busting winter heating bills in the offing
WASHINGTON - Winter heating bills will be a third to a half higher for most families across the country, with the sharpest increases expected for those who heat with natural gas, the Energy Department forecast Wednesday.

Budget-busting winter heating bills in the offing

Mortgage rates on the rise, may deflate housing bubble
NEW YORK - Americans may have seen the last of long-term mortgage rates below 6 percent, and borrowing costs for home buyers likely will climb further, slowing frenetic demand that has stoked U.S. housing in recent years.

Tax panel recommends changing tax breaks

Mortgage rates on the rise, may deflate housing bubble
NEW YORK - Americans may have seen the last of long-term mortgage rates below 6 percent, and borrowing costs for home buyers likely will climb further, slowing frenetic demand that has stoked U.S. housing in recent years.

Mortgage rates on the rise, may deflate housing bubble

Tax panel recommends changing tax breaks
WASHINGTON - A presidential panel says tax breaks that promote homeownership and encourage businesses to give workers health insurance should be changed to help more middle income families.

The most (and least) fuel efficient vehicles for 2006

The most (and least) fuel efficient vehicles for 2006
WASHINGTON - The manual version of the hybrid Honda Insight tops the latest government auto fuel economy list, with 60 miles per gallon in the city and 66 mpg on the highway.

Budget-busting winter heating bills in the offing
WASHINGTON - Winter heating bills will be a third to a half higher for most families across the country, with the sharpest increases expected for those who heat with natural gas, the Energy Department forecast Wednesday.

Thurmond the scene of vanishing hybrids
Ol' Mother Nature apparently has employed a magician skilled in making schooling hybrids disappear on Strom Thurmond Lake.

Thurmond the scene of vanishing hybrids

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

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.

Thurmond the scene of vanishing hybrids
Ol' Mother Nature apparently has employed a magician skilled in making schooling hybrids disappear on Strom Thurmond Lake.

Patio furniture needs protection
It's the ideal time to plant pansies. They have been on sale since early September, but it's really too hot to plant them until October.

Patio furniture needs protection
It's the ideal time to plant pansies. They have been on sale since early September, but it's really too hot to plant them until October.

By any name, filberts make good growing

By any name, filberts make good growing
Harry Lauder would be even more popular if he was nuttier. You've surely come across Harry Lauder, or, rather, Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, a head high shrub with stems and leaves all twisted up like corkscrews.

By any name, filberts make good growing
Harry Lauder would be even more popular if he was nuttier. You've surely come across Harry Lauder, or, rather, Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, a head high shrub with stems and leaves all twisted up like corkscrews.

Patio furniture needs protection

Soul searching done by kicker
ATLANTA - Travis Bell didn't know the true meaning of pressure until he missed his fourth field goal in a row for Georgia Tech.

Soul searching done by kicker
ATLANTA - Travis Bell didn't know the true meaning of pressure until he missed his fourth field goal in a row for Georgia Tech.

Hall's maturity bulks up Georgia Tech defense
ATLANTA - KaMichael Hall just goes where he is told. "He's always done what he's asked," Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey said.

Hall's maturity bulks up Georgia Tech defense
ATLANTA - KaMichael Hall just goes where he is told. "He's always done what he's asked," Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey said.

Hall's maturity bulks up Georgia Tech defense

Soul searching done by kicker

Warren County star finally sticking with the program

Looking to get back on track

Coaches Confidential

Prep Power Poll

Player of the Week

Radio Schedule

Lions coach sees squad improving

This Week's Games

Week 9 Key Matchups

Westside community rallies for Barneses

Player of the Week
LAST WEEK: Hudson scored four times two weeks ago, then improved his performance Saturday against Richmond Academy.

Looking to get back on track
Aquinas running back Brandon Cooks rushed 13 times for 48 yards in last week's 46-20 loss to Warren County.

Radio Schedule
- 7:05 p.m.-Jefferson County at Burke County (WPEH-FM 92.1, WPEH-AM 1240)

Looking to get back on track
Aquinas running back Brandon Cooks rushed 13 times for 48 yards in last week's 46-20 loss to Warren County.

This Week's Games
All games at 7:30 p.m.

Radio Schedule
- 7:05 p.m.-Jefferson County at Burke County (WPEH-FM 92.1, WPEH-AM 1240)

Warren County star finally sticking with the program
Warren County's Veuncle Ivey has ran for 315 yards on 17 carries across two different games the past three weeks.

Coaches Confidential
Question 1: Who's the best assistant coach on another team in the area?

Week 9 Key Matchups
WESTSIDE (4-3) AT LANEY (6-1)

Player of the Week
LAST WEEK: Hudson scored four times two weeks ago, then improved his performance Saturday against Richmond Academy.

This Week's Games
All games at 7:30 p.m.

Lions coach sees squad improving
It's another year and another pleasant surprise this season for Augusta Christian. Last season, coach Bruce Lane had to replace 18 seniors and was pleased to have four wins at this point in the season.

Coaches Confidential
Question 1: Who's the best assistant coach on another team in the area?

Westside community rallies for Barneses
Amelia Barnes' 25th birthday wish seemed simple. She wanted her mom to open her eyes.

Warren County star finally sticking with the program
Warren County's Veuncle Ivey has ran for 315 yards on 17 carries across two different games the past three weeks.

Lions coach sees squad improving
It's another year and another pleasant surprise this season for Augusta Christian. Last season, coach Bruce Lane had to replace 18 seniors and was pleased to have four wins at this point in the season.

Westside community rallies for Barneses
Amelia Barnes' 25th birthday wish seemed simple. She wanted her mom to open her eyes.

Prep 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.

Week 9 Key Matchups
WESTSIDE (4-3) AT LANEY (6-1)

Prep 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.

Keeping it all in the family
Bill Scicchitano asks his three boys which one of them is going to make it to the NHL and all three respond as though he'd just asked who wanted to go on a shopping spree at Toys 'R Us later that night.

Keeping it all in the family

Keeping it all in the family
Bill Scicchitano asks his three boys which one of them is going to make it to the NHL and all three respond as though he'd just asked who wanted to go on a shopping spree at Toys 'R Us later that night.

Bad words count, even when you're in a car
Write about cussin' - as I did earlier this week - and everyone wants to add their opinion.

Bad words count, even when you're in a car
Write about cussin' - as I did earlier this week - and everyone wants to add their opinion.

Troops need to come out of Iraq
George Bush suffers from many delusions. The cruelest is that he is another Winston Churchill. He even keeps a bust of the great British leader in his office.Vernon H. Johnson, Mesena

Troops need to come out of Iraq
George Bush suffers from many delusions. The cruelest is that he is another Winston Churchill. He even keeps a bust of the great British leader in his office.Vernon H. Johnson, Mesena

If SPLOST fails, our taxes will rise
As a homeowner and taxpaying resident of Augusta-Richmond County, I too am displeased with the drastic increase in my property taxes this year. Tom Cobb, Blythe

Dog story spurs a burning question
A few weeks ago, I read in The Chronicle that a man in Savannah killed a dog by putting him in a 400-degree oven. Naturally I, like many others, was infuriated by such a cruel and heartless deed. The Rev. J.F. Rodgers, Augusta

Dog story spurs a burning question

Geologist believes in evolution lies
Regarding Garrett Weiss' Oct. 7 letter, with the editor's note that the writer is a registered geologist: Mr. Weiss has been willfully deceived into believing that evolution is based on observed facts.Denis Thomas, North Augusta, S,C.

Bin Laden is longtime fugitive
In the letter from Sandy Untemyer ("Terrorist is still wanted and missing," Oct. 8), one needs not read past the second paragraph. Jeff Baker, Gibson

Geologist believes in evolution lies
Regarding Garrett Weiss' Oct. 7 letter, with the editor's note that the writer is a registered geologist: Mr. Weiss has been willfully deceived into believing that evolution is based on observed facts.Denis Thomas, North Augusta, S,C.

Troops need to come out of Iraq

Dog story spurs a burning question
A few weeks ago, I read in The Chronicle that a man in Savannah killed a dog by putting him in a 400-degree oven. Naturally I, like many others, was infuriated by such a cruel and heartless deed. The Rev. J.F. Rodgers, Augusta

If SPLOST fails, our taxes will rise
As a homeowner and taxpaying resident of Augusta-Richmond County, I too am displeased with the drastic increase in my property taxes this year. Tom Cobb, Blythe

Bin Laden is longtime fugitive

Geologist believes in evolution lies

If SPLOST fails, our taxes will rise

Bin Laden is longtime fugitive
In the letter from Sandy Untemyer ("Terrorist is still wanted and missing," Oct. 8), one needs not read past the second paragraph. Jeff Baker, Gibson

Apple unveils video iPod, TV deals

Pontiac G6 coupe is sporty, easy drive

Living briefs

Accessory can boost style, comfort, sleep, posture

Toyota, Honda, GM excel in survey of vehicle buyers

Chrysler announces vehicle recalls

Cold medicine now available in strip, pop or patch

Accessory can boost style, comfort, sleep, posture
The site of dreams, the softener of floors and the accent to otherwise drab rooms, the pillow is both a utilitarian and a stylish accompaniment to the home.

Toyota, Honda, GM excel in survey of vehicle buyers
DETROIT - Toyota Motor Corp.'s youthful Scion brand led the Japanese automaker to more segment victories than any other car company in a survey of buyer satisfaction. Honda Motor Co. was the overall winner, however, and General Motors Corp. was the top performer among U.S. automakers.

Chrysler announces vehicle recalls
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group said Oct. 7 that it would voluntarily recall about 300,000 vehicles with a potential defect that could prevent the driver from placing the transmission into park.

Apple unveils video iPod, TV deals
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Apple Computer Inc. unveiled Wednesday an iPod capable of playing videos, evolving the portable music player of choice into a multimedia platform for everything from TV shows to music videos.

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.

Cold medicine now available in strip, pop or patch
CHICAGO - Pocket-size throat sprays. Thin strips that melt in your mouth. Freezer pops. Like Mary Poppins with her spoonful of sugar, the makers of cold remedies are offering creative ways to help the medicine go down.

Toyota, Honda, GM excel in survey of vehicle buyers
DETROIT - Toyota Motor Corp.'s youthful Scion brand led the Japanese automaker to more segment victories than any other car company in a survey of buyer satisfaction. Honda Motor Co. was the overall winner, however, and General Motors Corp. was the top performer among U.S. automakers.

Cold medicine now available in strip, pop or patch
CHICAGO - Pocket-size throat sprays. Thin strips that melt in your mouth. Freezer pops. Like Mary Poppins with her spoonful of sugar, the makers of cold remedies are offering creative ways to help the medicine go down.

Accessory can boost style, comfort, sleep, posture
The site of dreams, the softener of floors and the accent to otherwise drab rooms, the pillow is both a utilitarian and a stylish accompaniment to the home.

Apple unveils video iPod, TV deals
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Apple Computer Inc. unveiled Wednesday an iPod capable of playing videos, evolving the portable music player of choice into a multimedia platform for everything from TV shows to music videos.

Chrysler announces vehicle recalls
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group said Oct. 7 that it would voluntarily recall about 300,000 vehicles with a potential defect that could prevent the driver from placing the transmission into park.

Pontiac G6 coupe is sporty, easy drive
The Pontiac G6 lineup has expanded rapidly.

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.

Pontiac G6 coupe is sporty, easy drive
The Pontiac G6 lineup has expanded rapidly.

Augusta is sharp in preseason win

Gamsby plotted course
General manager Paul Gamsby's retirement from the Augusta Lynx might seem poorly timed, but it was actually well planned.

Augusta is sharp in preseason win
For the first time since camp started, the Augusta Lynx got to compete against guys wearing a logo other than their own. The Lynx beat the Greenville Grrrowl 5-3 on Thursday at Augusta Ice Sports Center.

Lynx GM Gamsby to retire
Augusta Lynx general manager Paul Gamsby will retire Friday, The Augusta Chronicle has learned.

Augusta is sharp in preseason win
For the first time since camp started, the Augusta Lynx got to compete against guys wearing a logo other than their own. The Lynx beat the Greenville Grrrowl 5-3 on Thursday at Augusta Ice Sports Center.

Lynx GM Gamsby to retire

Gamsby plotted course

Gamsby plotted course
General manager Paul Gamsby's retirement from the Augusta Lynx might seem poorly timed, but it was actually well planned.

Lynx GM Gamsby to retire
Augusta Lynx general manager Paul Gamsby will retire Friday, The Augusta Chronicle has learned.

Officials say indictment has not stopped scams

Across South Carolina
HARTSVILLE - A train carrying garbage containers to a landfill in Bishopville has derailed, but there were no injuries.

Fuel prices throttle down

Kid of the Day
Christian O'Neal is today's Kid of the Day.

Businessman tells teens of overcoming disability
Cornelius Butler recalled coming home from school angry and upset almost to the point of tears after suffering ridicule from classmates for being legally blind.

Confusion delays OK of charter
Confused and bad information from the state has held up approval of Richmond County's charter school application, school officials said.

Phelon shooter's execution set
AIKEN - The eight-year journey of a South Carolina death row inmate from vengeance murders at a manufacturing plant in Aiken to execution by lethal injection is scheduled to end early next month.

Corrections
A headline on the Metro front of Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly reported the threat to field trips. The headline should have said the school board committee is concerned about fuel supply.

Officials say indictment has not stopped scams
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Federal officials say a federal indictment and U.S. District Court order have done nothing to halt Savannah resident Randy Treadwell's alleged financial scams.

Incorrect answer dooms oak trees
There was a razing of seven trees, a new restaurant called Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers and some Furys Ferry Road residents who wanted to raise cane as a result.

Phelon shooter's execution set
AIKEN - The eight-year journey of a South Carolina death row inmate from vengeance murders at a manufacturing plant in Aiken to execution by lethal injection is scheduled to end early next month.

Driver charged in wreck that killed 18-month-old
A Grovetown man faces charges of vehicular homicide in connection with a Tuesday night wreck that killed a toddler on Interstate 20.

Airport receives top-flight radar
Next year, Augusta Regional Airport will be using state-of-the-art equipment that not even Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has.

Fuel prices throttle down
Gasoline prices in Georgia and South Carolina are slowly coming down, but fuel is still nearly 60 percent higher than it was a year ago.

Suicide of fired officer averted by police

Aiken bond talk continues
AIKEN - The Aiken County school board is holding a special called meeting tonight to consider additional discussion on a proposed $36.3 million bond deal between the county and the FineDeering Development Group.

Corrections

House seat may go unopposed
The widow of Georgia Rep. Henry Howard said Wednesday that she is running only to fill out the rest of his term, which would end in about a year.

Rants and Raves
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Airport receives top-flight radar
Next year, Augusta Regional Airport will be using state-of-the-art equipment that not even Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has.

Out for a scare
First-grade student Kimberly Cooper walks by "Scarecrow Row," a display of scarecrows made by pupils, faculty and parents at T. Harry Garrett Elementary School.

Pupils drilled on fire safety
Richmond County schoolchildren crouched as they scurried out of a trailer filled with simulated smoke Wednesday, practicing the proper technique for evacuating a burning building.

Kid of the Day
Joseph O'Neal is today's Kid of the Day.

Grants will assist breast cancer fight
Two Augusta health care systems will receive thousands of dollars in grant money to help fight breast cancer.

Richmond County school trip limits OK'd
In-town field trips are in, and out-of-town field trips are out.

North Augusta is flush with cash for drainage
NORTH AUGUSTA - By the end of the year, the city will have $1.18 million to fix stormwater drainage problems.

Faux pas with fax rings call to resign
ATLANTA - A pair of Republican legislative leaders called for the resignation Thursday of a Democrat appointed to two state commissions because he accidentally faxed a message critical of GOP donors to Gov. Sonny Perdue's office.

Plan links goals, dollars
MARIETTA, Ga. - A new model for funding the University System of Georgia would tie a relatively small amount of the system's state dollars to a list of goals, including an effort to increase graduation rates.

Officer's personal troubles were evident

Realtors want limit on condemnation
ATLANTA - They're printing up yard signs, handing out bumper stickers and buying ad time on radio stations throughout the state.

Execution date set for Wise
An execution date for Hastings Arthur Wise has been set for Nov. 4, the South Carolina Attorney Generals Office said today.

Elections chief says ID law creates more risk of fraud
ROME, Ga. - Secretary of State Cathy Cox testified Wednesday that she knows of no cases of people trying to vote by impersonating someone legally registered and that she believes Georgia's new law will actually create more opportunities for fraud.

Officer's personal troubles were evident
The information about his disturbing background was just a phone call away.

Service tries to stop teens from failing
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Children who come to school with problems - the kind that can't be looked up in the dictionary or worked out on a calculator - don't always find solutions.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The wife of the Fulton County judge shot to death in his courtroom March 11 has filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Myron Freeman and other members of his staff.

Kid of the Day
Christian O'Neal is today's Kid of the Day.

Grants will assist breast cancer fight

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

Thief picks wrong victim

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The wife of the Fulton County judge shot to death in his courtroom March 11 has filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Myron Freeman and other members of his staff.

Across the area
Aiken authorities have released a 30-year-old man from jail, saying he was falsely implicated in an armed robbery.

Economy, jobs take top billing at forum
More than 150 people filled a meeting room at East View Community Center in Augusta on Thursday night to hear mayoral hopefuls talk about what they'll do for the city.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A judge banned from campus the Georgia Tech student who was arrested after confessing to making a bottle bomb that exploded in a campus courtyard and led to the evacuation of two dormitories.

Area residents racing bankruptcy deadline
The number of bankruptcy filings has exploded in the past two weeks as people try to file before the law changes Monday.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Myrtle Beach residents would receive vouchers and checks for overpayment of their 1999 property taxes under a $2.76 million settlement reached in a 6-year-old class action lawsuit.

Scientists in Athens led early research of bird flu
ATHENS, Ga. - Scientists at Atlanta's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week that they had reconstructed a 1918 flu virus that may have killed as many as 30 million people worldwide - but much of the work was done at a laboratory in Athens.

Corrections
A headline on the Metro front of Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly reported the threat to field trips. The headline should have said the school board committee is concerned about fuel supply.

Going with the traffic flow
One week after the new Target and Kohl's opened in Evans, transportation officials say traffic in the area on Washington Road has been as expected - busy, but not overwhelming.

Across the area

Howard will run unopposed
Qualifying ended Thursday for the special election to fill the late state Rep. Henry Howard's District 121 seat with only his widow, Earnestine Howard, qualifying.

Across Georgia

State chamber quizzes leaders about needs
AIKEN - The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce declared 2005 a banner year in the state Legislature for business.

North Augusta is flush with cash for drainage

Correction
- A story in Thursday's editions contained incorrect information about the Augusta Prep-Westminster soccer game. With Westminster's 4-0 victory, the two teams tied for the regular season championship in Region 4-AAA.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day
Joseph O'Neal is today's Kid of the Day.

Aiken bond talk continues

Businessman tells teens of overcoming disability

Airport receives top-flight radar

State chamber quizzes leaders about needs

Elections chief says ID law creates more risk of fraud

Kid of the Day

Realtors want limit on condemnation

FBI issues sketch of armed robber
The FBI released a composite sketch this morning of a man it says committed several armed robberies in Augusta, Hephzibah and Fort Gordon, and it announced a reward for his capture.

Pupils drilled on fire safety

House seat may go unopposed
The widow of Georgia Rep. Henry Howard said Wednesday that she is running only to fill out the rest of his term, which would end in about a year.

Plan links goals, dollars

Doctor is awarded $500,000 in lawsuit
AIKEN - Dr. Paul Weston was awarded $500,000 by a jury this week in his breach of contract lawsuit against the health clinic bearing his deceased wife's name.

Kid of the Day

Thief picks wrong victim
AIKEN - Who would steal from the sheriff? That's a question Aiken County Sheriff Mike Hunt wants answered after a thief made off with his .40 caliber, Model 27 Glock service handgun.

Across South Carolina

Confusion delays OK of charter

Incorrect answer dooms oak trees

Driver charged in wreck that killed 18-month-old

House seat may go unopposed

Service tries to stop teens from failing

Third suspect in killing surrenders
The third man sought in connection with the shooting death of Dontavious Wyman has surrendered to authorities, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office said this morning.

News you can use

Missing Richmond County woman found
A Richmond County woman who authorities said was missing since Tuesday has been found safe, officials said today.

Man sought in shooting

Fort Discovery selects new CEO
The National Science Center Inc., which operates the Fort Discovery science center in downtown Augusta, has selected its new CEO, the center stated this morning.

Across South Carolina
HARTSVILLE - A train carrying garbage containers to a landfill in Bishopville has derailed, but there were no injuries.

Fort Discovery selects new CEO

Businessman tells teens of overcoming disability
Cornelius Butler recalled coming home from school angry and upset almost to the point of tears after suffering ridicule from classmates for being legally blind.

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Faux pas with fax rings call to resign
ATLANTA - A pair of Republican legislative leaders called for the resignation Thursday of a Democrat appointed to two state commissions because he accidentally faxed a message critical of GOP donors to Gov. Sonny Perdue's office.

Man sought in shooting
Richmond County deputies were still looking Thursday for a third suspect in the shooting death of a 24-year-old man.

State chamber quizzes leaders about needs
AIKEN - The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce declared 2005 a banner year in the state Legislature for business.

Going with the traffic flow
One week after the new Target and Kohl's opened in Evans, transportation officials say traffic in the area on Washington Road has been as expected - busy, but not overwhelming.

Correction
- A story in Thursday's editions contained incorrect information about the Augusta Prep-Westminster soccer game. With Westminster's 4-0 victory, the two teams tied for the regular season championship in Region 4-AAA.

Howard will run unopposed
Qualifying ended Thursday for the special election to fill the late state Rep. Henry Howard's District 121 seat with only his widow, Earnestine Howard, qualifying.

Richmond County school trip limits OK'd
In-town field trips are in, and out-of-town field trips are out.

Across the area
Aiken authorities have released a 30-year-old man from jail, saying he was falsely implicated in an armed robbery.

News you can use
Around Town

Elections chief says ID law creates more risk of fraud
ROME, Ga. - Secretary of State Cathy Cox testified Wednesday that she knows of no cases of people trying to vote by impersonating someone legally registered and that she believes Georgia's new law will actually create more opportunities for fraud.

Across the area
A Martinez woman was killed in a west Augusta traffic accident, officials said Thursday.

Plan links goals, dollars
MARIETTA, Ga. - A new model for funding the University System of Georgia would tie a relatively small amount of the system's state dollars to a list of goals, including an effort to increase graduation rates.

Thief picks wrong victim
AIKEN - Who would steal from the sheriff? That's a question Aiken County Sheriff Mike Hunt wants answered after a thief made off with his .40 caliber, Model 27 Glock service handgun.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Myrtle Beach residents would receive vouchers and checks for overpayment of their 1999 property taxes under a $2.76 million settlement reached in a 6-year-old class action lawsuit.

Officer's personal troubles were evident
The information about his disturbing background was just a phone call away.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A judge banned from campus the Georgia Tech student who was arrested after confessing to making a bottle bomb that exploded in a campus courtyard and led to the evacuation of two dormitories.

Doctor is awarded $500,000 in lawsuit
AIKEN - Dr. Paul Weston was awarded $500,000 by a jury this week in his breach of contract lawsuit against the health clinic bearing his deceased wife's name.

Grants will assist breast cancer fight
Two Augusta health care systems will receive thousands of dollars in grant money to help fight breast cancer.

Man sought in shooting
Richmond County deputies were still looking Thursday for a third suspect in the shooting death of a 24-year-old man.

North Augusta is flush with cash for drainage
NORTH AUGUSTA - By the end of the year, the city will have $1.18 million to fix stormwater drainage problems.

Area residents racing bankruptcy deadline
The number of bankruptcy filings has exploded in the past two weeks as people try to file before the law changes Monday.

Service tries to stop teens from failing
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Children who come to school with problems - the kind that can't be looked up in the dictionary or worked out on a calculator - don't always find solutions.

Economy, jobs take top billing at forum
More than 150 people filled a meeting room at East View Community Center in Augusta on Thursday night to hear mayoral hopefuls talk about what they'll do for the city.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Out for a scare
First-grade student Kimberly Cooper walks by "Scarecrow Row," a display of scarecrows made by pupils, faculty and parents at T. Harry Garrett Elementary School.

Across the area
A Martinez woman was killed in a west Augusta traffic accident, officials said Thursday.

Scientists in Athens led early research of bird flu
ATHENS, Ga. - Scientists at Atlanta's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week that they had reconstructed a 1918 flu virus that may have killed as many as 30 million people worldwide - but much of the work was done at a laboratory in Athens.

Across South Carolina

Officials say indictment has not stopped scams
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Federal officials say a federal indictment and U.S. District Court order have done nothing to halt Savannah resident Randy Treadwell's alleged financial scams.

Out for a scare

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Around Town

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Going with the traffic flow

Across Georgia

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

Across the area

Aiken bond talk continues
AIKEN - The Aiken County school board is holding a special called meeting tonight to consider additional discussion on a proposed $36.3 million bond deal between the county and the FineDeering Development Group.

Richmond County school trip limits OK'd

Faux pas with fax rings call to resign

Correction

Incorrect answer dooms oak trees
There was a razing of seven trees, a new restaurant called Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers and some Furys Ferry Road residents who wanted to raise cane as a result.

Howard will run unopposed

Fuel prices throttle down
Gasoline prices in Georgia and South Carolina are slowly coming down, but fuel is still nearly 60 percent higher than it was a year ago.

Area residents racing bankruptcy deadline

Confusion delays OK of charter
Confused and bad information from the state has held up approval of Richmond County's charter school application, school officials said.

Doctor is awarded $500,000 in lawsuit

Driver charged in wreck that killed 18-month-old
A Grovetown man faces charges of vehicular homicide in connection with a Tuesday night wreck that killed a toddler on Interstate 20.

Phelon shooter's execution set

Realtors want limit on condemnation
ATLANTA - They're printing up yard signs, handing out bumper stickers and buying ad time on radio stations throughout the state.

Economy, jobs take top billing at forum

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Pupils drilled on fire safety
Richmond County schoolchildren crouched as they scurried out of a trailer filled with simulated smoke Wednesday, practicing the proper technique for evacuating a burning building.

Man sought in shooting death
Arrest warrants have been issued for a man wanted in connection with the shooting death of an Augusta man this week.

Scientists in Athens led early research of bird flu

Curses? Braves could be a long unsuspecting victim
If something turned them into the Living Dead at the Ted, maybe it's the Curse of the Merck.

Curses? Braves could be a long unsuspecting victim
If something turned them into the Living Dead at the Ted, maybe it's the Curse of the Merck.

New on DVD
Here's a look at new releases in home DVD and video and a calendar of what's coming:

Best Sellers-Video
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:

Mini reviews

Best Sellers-Video

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 augusta.com/movies.

'Batman Begins' deftly soars with refreshing reality
Both brainy and brawny, Batman Begins succeeds because it understands the difficulty in making the impossible seem probable.

'Kingdom of Heaven' depicts Crusades with little cohesion

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 augusta.com/movies.

'Batman Begins' deftly soars with refreshing reality

Film Institute's list hits wrong notes
Imagine, if you will, the steely-eyed gunfighter stepping out of a dark saloon and into the sun. His hands caress the ivory pistol butt and leather holster at his hip as he stares impassively at his like-minded opponent, who has taken up a position over by the mercantile.

Film Institute's list hits wrong notes

Film Institute's list hits wrong notes
Imagine, if you will, the steely-eyed gunfighter stepping out of a dark saloon and into the sun. His hands caress the ivory pistol butt and leather holster at his hip as he stares impassively at his like-minded opponent, who has taken up a position over by the mercantile.

Best Sellers-Video
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:

'Kingdom of Heaven' depicts Crusades with little cohesion
The ambitious but flawed Kingdom of Heaven, epic specialist Ridley Scott's (Gladiator, Black Hawk Down) take on the Crusades, sacrifices too much of the plot and character development at the altars of spectacle and political correctness.

'Batman Begins' deftly soars with refreshing reality
Both brainy and brawny, Batman Begins succeeds because it understands the difficulty in making the impossible seem probable.

New on DVD
Here's a look at new releases in home DVD and video and a calendar of what's coming:

New on DVD

'Kingdom of Heaven' depicts Crusades with little cohesion
The ambitious but flawed Kingdom of Heaven, epic specialist Ridley Scott's (Gladiator, Black Hawk Down) take on the Crusades, sacrifices too much of the plot and character development at the altars of spectacle and political correctness.

MTV to premiere Madonna videos, documentary
NEW YORK - There will be a Madonna-thon of sorts on MTV's networks over the next few weeks.

Atmosphere is having little 'Fun' lurking in underground
Indie credibility is a double-edged sword. Toil long enough in obscurity and your chances of hooking up with a loyal following increase exponentially. To be undiscovered is to be full of potential; to be hard to find is to be more worth finding.

Top 20 Concert Tours

Hot ticket: Detroit Cobras

Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

Sonic Spotlight: Fred Williams
Fred Williams is this week's Sonic Spotlight.

Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

Hot ticket: Detroit Cobras
The Detroit Cobras WHEN: 9 p.m. Wednesday

Sonic Spotlight: Fred Williams

Concerts
YOUNG JEEZY, T.I.: 8 p.m. Friday, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 605 Seventh St.; $33.50 upper level, $38.50 floor and first level, except $23.50 for first 500 tickets sold for first level; augustaciviccenter.com, 722-3521.

CD review: Linda Perry, "In Flight"
"In Flight" was originally released in 1996, but it doesn't feel dated. No, it feels like a hangover.

Atmosphere is having little 'Fun' lurking in underground
Indie credibility is a double-edged sword. Toil long enough in obscurity and your chances of hooking up with a loyal following increase exponentially. To be undiscovered is to be full of potential; to be hard to find is to be more worth finding.

MTV to premiere Madonna videos, documentary
NEW YORK - There will be a Madonna-thon of sorts on MTV's networks over the next few weeks.

Rapper Young Jeezy takes musical cues from hip-hop greats
Young Jeezy, slated to perform Friday at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, is looking to the past as the future face of hip-hop.

CD review: Linda Perry, "In Flight"
"In Flight" was originally released in 1996, but it doesn't feel dated. No, it feels like a hangover.

Atmosphere is having little 'Fun' lurking in underground

CD review: Linda Perry, "In Flight"

Rapper Young Jeezy takes musical cues from hip-hop greats
Young Jeezy, slated to perform Friday at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, is looking to the past as the future face of hip-hop.

MTV to premiere Madonna videos, documentary

Hot ticket: Detroit Cobras
The Detroit Cobras WHEN: 9 p.m. Wednesday

Sonic Spotlight: Fred Williams
Fred Williams is this week's Sonic Spotlight.

Rapper Young Jeezy takes musical cues from hip-hop greats

Concerts

Concerts
YOUNG JEEZY, T.I.: 8 p.m. Friday, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 605 Seventh St.; $33.50 upper level, $38.50 floor and first level, except $23.50 for first 500 tickets sold for first level; augustaciviccenter.com, 722-3521.

It's life in fast lane at Lowe's

Battle of the airwaves

Crashes prompt Lowe's upgrade
CONCORD, N.C. - After crashing twice at Lowe's Motor Speedway during a recent test session, Nextel Cup Series points leader Tony Stewart said the track is slowly getting better.

Racing Newsmaker: Jack Roush
Jack Roush, who owns five cars -- all in the Chase for the Championship -- in the Nextel Cup Series, wasn't happy that NASCAR announced its plans to restrict the number of teams one person can own.

It's life in fast lane at Lowe's
CONCORD, N.C. - The only thing losing its grip at Lowe's Motor Speedway on Thursday was the drivers' fear of the 1.5-mile raceway.

Battle of the airwaves
NASCAR didn't need the latest report from Neilsen Media Research to know it's finally reached major league status.

Battle of the airwaves
NASCAR didn't need the latest report from Neilsen Media Research to know it's finally reached major league status.

Crashes prompt Lowe's upgrade
CONCORD, N.C. - After crashing twice at Lowe's Motor Speedway during a recent test session, Nextel Cup Series points leader Tony Stewart said the track is slowly getting better.

Racing Newsmaker: Jack Roush
Jack Roush, who owns five cars -- all in the Chase for the Championship -- in the Nextel Cup Series, wasn't happy that NASCAR announced its plans to restrict the number of teams one person can own.

It's life in fast lane at Lowe's
CONCORD, N.C. - The only thing losing its grip at Lowe's Motor Speedway on Thursday was the drivers' fear of the 1.5-mile raceway.

Crashes prompt Lowe's upgrade

Racing Newsmaker: Jack Roush

Area teams are waiting for the midnight hour
USC Aiken first-year coach Vince Alexander is wasting no time in his new venture.

Area teams are waiting for the midnight hour
USC Aiken first-year coach Vince Alexander is wasting no time in his new venture.

Miami braces for back's return

Roethlisberger, Ward miss practice again

Falcons hope new linebacker surprises Saints

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Ms. Mary Hoover    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Alexander Kish    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marguerite Lamb    (KITE, Ga.)

Deacon Johnnie Jenkins, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Billy I. Davis    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Johnson    (JACKSONVILLE, FL.)

Mr. Jimmy L. Cooper    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Alexander Kish    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry D. Booker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marguerite Lamb    (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie C. Bailey    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie Lee Morris    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie Ansley Cason    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Lunsford    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Tutt    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Dontavious Wyman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Tracy Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Shirley Williams    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Joanna Quarterman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jenardis Mountain    (COLUMBUS, Ga.)

Ms. Essie Mae Harris    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Catherine Washington    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. George M. Tucker    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Roberson    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Shirley Williams (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Ronnie C. Bailey (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Roberson (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Curtis Courtney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Hardin (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Beulah P. West (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth K. Badke (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jenardis Mountain (COLUMBUS, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Johnson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Henrietta D. Bell (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ms. Essie Mae Harris (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mavis Flanigan (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Ramon Mathis (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie Ansley Cason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Kenneth K. Badke (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wallace R. DuBose (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George M. Tucker (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Dontavious Wyman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James R. Fouche (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Peter D. Fransham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Johnson (JACKSONVILLE, FL.)

Mr. J.R. Rouse (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Tinie Mae Collins (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Miss Ann Ganus (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mr. George M. Tucker (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Lunsford (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leon Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joanna Quarterman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Billy I. Davis (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Mary Hoover (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Isaiah Daggett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marguerite Lamb (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Larry D. Booker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Johnson (JACKSONVILLE, FL.)

Mrs. Lorene Long (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Billy I. Davis (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Julia L. Hall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Taylor Brooklynn Hegre (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Raysor (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Alexander Kish (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Langley, Jr. (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Gladys Gordy (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Todd (CAMAK, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Hoover Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Hoover (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Richard Tracy Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard T. Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Todd (CAMAK, Ga.)

Miss Ann Ganus (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie Lee Morris (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Eva Riley (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lois Faye Neal (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Hall (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Sherian D. Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Mercedes Z. Torres (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy L. Cooper (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Washington (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Minnie Ansley Cason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Jones (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Hankerson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Rubertha Shelton (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Lunsford (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Deacon Johnnie Jenkins, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Barclay (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Overtime

Wildcats win region title

Sharapova escapes upset in homeland

Area Announcements

Overtime

Sharapova escapes upset in homeland
MOSCOW - Top-ranked Maria Sharapova avoided losing her homeland pro debut when Anna-Lena Groenefeld retired with an ankle injury while controlling play Wednesday in the Kremlin Cup.

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
Cavaliers All-Star forward LeBron James has been hospitalized for tests on a strained chest muscle he doesn't know how he injured.

Overtime
USC Aiken's men snapped a 19-game conference winless streak by beating Francis Marion 2-1 in Aiken.

Wildcats win region title
As the Westminster Wildcats took the field against cross-town rival Augusta Prep on Wednesday afternoon, their thoughts flashed back to the Sept. 8 defeat that allowed the Cavaliers to vault up the GISA Region 4-AAA standings.

Sharapova escapes upset in homeland
MOSCOW - Top-ranked Maria Sharapova avoided losing her homeland pro debut when Anna-Lena Groenefeld retired with an ankle injury while controlling play Wednesday in the Kremlin Cup.

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
USC Aiken's men snapped a 19-game conference winless streak by beating Francis Marion 2-1 in Aiken.

Overtime
Cavaliers All-Star forward LeBron James has been hospitalized for tests on a strained chest muscle he doesn't know how he injured.

Wildcats win region title
As the Westminster Wildcats took the field against cross-town rival Augusta Prep on Wednesday afternoon, their thoughts flashed back to the Sept. 8 defeat that allowed the Cavaliers to vault up the GISA Region 4-AAA standings.

Falcons hope new linebacker surprises Saints
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Jim Mora says he has decided who will replace injured middle linebacker Ed Hartwell, but the Falcons coach is in no hurry to announce his decision.

Miami braces for back's return
Ricky Williams is back on the Miami Dolphins' active roster. Whether or not he picks up a spot on fantasy owners' starting rosters remains to be seen.

Miami braces for back's return
Ricky Williams is back on the Miami Dolphins' active roster. Whether or not he picks up a spot on fantasy owners' starting rosters remains to be seen.

Falcons hope new linebacker surprises Saints
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Jim Mora says he has decided who will replace injured middle linebacker Ed Hartwell, but the Falcons coach is in no hurry to announce his decision.

Roethlisberger, Ward miss practice again
PITTSBURGH - Ben Roethlisberger isn't the Pittsburgh Steelers' only injury worry with Sunday's game against Jacksonville approaching.

Roethlisberger, Ward miss practice again
PITTSBURGH - Ben Roethlisberger isn't the Pittsburgh Steelers' only injury worry with Sunday's game against Jacksonville approaching.

Stamps remember Elvis, help keep King's memory alive

Appeals court sends gay student's lawsuit to Fla. Supreme Court
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A student's lawsuit alleging he was expelled from his Christian high school after telling a chaplain he is gay is headed for the state's Supreme Court.

Appeals court sends gay student's lawsuit to Fla. Supreme Court
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A student's lawsuit alleging he was expelled from his Christian high school after telling a chaplain he is gay is headed for the state's Supreme Court.

Stamps remember Elvis, help keep King's memory alive
The world thought of Elvis Presley as the "King of Rock 'n' Roll," but that's not how Presley saw himself, according to one of those closest to him.

Stamps remember Elvis, help keep King's memory alive
The world thought of Elvis Presley as the "King of Rock 'n' Roll," but that's not how Presley saw himself, according to one of those closest to him.

Soldier helps build Afghan highway
In the middle of the Afghan desert, a soldier reared in the Augusta area has aided in the construction of a major highway to connect two provincial capitals.

Boy Scouts help out with annual Spooky food drive
This time of year usually calls for ghosts and goblins, witches and spiders. For the It's Spooky to Be Hungry food drive, however, there's nothing scary about this time of year.

Quilt show's raffle will benefit Camp Rainbow
More than 200 quilts will be on display at the Quilts of Charm and Grace show at Riverview Park Activities Center on Oct. 21-22.

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):

Improved sales put focus on Checkers manager
On a damp, dreary day last week, Checkers store Manager Brenda Thomas learned that dark clouds do have silver linings.

Man's therapeutic addiction eases stress, wins awards
Cardell Hunter's love for tricking out - or customizing - cars is an addiction.

Dancers' performance helps food bank
Beverlee Nichols' prayers were answered Saturday.

Richmond Academy cadets now commissioned officers
Several parents proudly watched with digital cameras in hand as their sons and daughters participated in the Academy of Richmond County's annual return of the colors commissioning ceremony at the school's stadium Oct. 5.

Residents of quiet Conifer Place enjoy perks of central location
Combined with the convenience of west Augusta and the quietness of country living, Conifer Place has been an excellent place for the Daitches to call home.

Improved sales put focus on Checkers manager
On a damp, dreary day last week, Checkers store Manager Brenda Thomas learned that dark clouds do have silver linings.

Residents of quiet Conifer Place enjoy perks of central location
Combined with the convenience of west Augusta and the quietness of country living, Conifer Place has been an excellent place for the Daitches to call home.

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.

Quilt show's raffle will benefit Camp Rainbow
More than 200 quilts will be on display at the Quilts of Charm and Grace show at Riverview Park Activities Center on Oct. 21-22.

Events
CAMPFIRE TALES: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21; Assembly Shelter, Mistletoe State Park, 3723 Mistletoe Road, Appling; entertainment provided by storyteller Tim Hall; free with $3 park admission; (706) 541-0321

Richmond Academy cadets now commissioned officers
Several parents proudly watched with digital cameras in hand as their sons and daughters participated in the Academy of Richmond County's annual return of the colors commissioning ceremony at the school's stadium Oct. 5.

Sergeant is glad to get into show
Performing has been in Sgt. Tony Cooper's blood since he was a child.

School lunch menu
School lunch menu for the week.

Across the river
A TASTE OF WINE AND ART: 7-10 p.m. today; Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W.; featuring signature dishes from area restaurants and 100 wines from 36 producers; $45; 641-9094

This week
THE LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK: 5 p.m. Saturday; Augusta Common, on the 800 block between Broad and Reynolds streets; nationwide evening fundraising walk to commemorate lives touched by cancer; $100 suggested donation; (770) 438-6006, ext. 245

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

Around the block
The Richmond County Democratic Party will hold its October breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the IBEW Union Hall, 1250 Reynolds St. The program will feature Jim Martin, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor next year and a former representative in the Georgia Legislature. A continental breakfast will be served. Donations are welcome. For more information, call 733-0190.

Group supports those with disabilities
Les Paul Morgan, of Clear-water, has his own spelling for the word "disability." He spells it "disABILITY."

CSRA Bridge Results
CSRA Bridge Results for Oct. 3-9.

Sergeant is glad to get into show
Performing has been in Sgt. Tony Cooper's blood since he was a child.

Recreation
FORT DISCOVERY HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

Soldier helps build Afghan highway
In the middle of the Afghan desert, a soldier reared in the Augusta area has aided in the construction of a major highway to connect two provincial capitals.

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.

Boy Scouts help out with annual Spooky food drive
This time of year usually calls for ghosts and goblins, witches and spiders. For the It's Spooky to Be Hungry food drive, however, there's nothing scary about this time of year.

Recreation
FORT DISCOVERY HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

Man's therapeutic addiction eases stress, wins awards
Cardell Hunter's love for tricking out - or customizing - cars is an addiction.

Events
CAMPFIRE TALES: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21; Assembly Shelter, Mistletoe State Park, 3723 Mistletoe Road, Appling; entertainment provided by storyteller Tim Hall; free with $3 park admission; (706) 541-0321

Group supports those with disabilities
Les Paul Morgan, of Clear-water, has his own spelling for the word "disability." He spells it "disABILITY."

Reunions
GLENN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL 1980: Friday-Sunday; Augusta Towers Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway; contact Mona Kennedy Fedrick, 4125 Foreman Way, Hephzibah, 30815 or monafedrick@hotmail.com

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

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.

Reunions
GLENN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL 1980: Friday-Sunday; Augusta Towers Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway; contact Mona Kennedy Fedrick, 4125 Foreman Way, Hephzibah, 30815 or monafedrick@hotmail.com

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.

Across the river
A TASTE OF WINE AND ART: 7-10 p.m. today; Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W.; featuring signature dishes from area restaurants and 100 wines from 36 producers; $45; 641-9094

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

This week
THE LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK: 5 p.m. Saturday; Augusta Common, on the 800 block between Broad and Reynolds streets; nationwide evening fundraising walk to commemorate lives touched by cancer; $100 suggested donation; (770) 438-6006, ext. 245

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):

Around the block
The Richmond County Democratic Party will hold its October breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the IBEW Union Hall, 1250 Reynolds St. The program will feature Jim Martin, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor next year and a former representative in the Georgia Legislature. A continental breakfast will be served. Donations are welcome. For more information, call 733-0190.

Dancers' performance helps food bank
Beverlee Nichols' prayers were answered Saturday.

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.

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.

School lunch menu
School lunch menu for the week.

CSRA Bridge Results
CSRA Bridge Results for Oct. 3-9.

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

Residents of quiet Conifer Place enjoy perks of central location

Dancers' performance helps food bank

Meetings

This week

Farmers Market

School lunch menu

Reunions

Quilt show's raffle will benefit Camp Rainbow

Richmond Academy cadets now commissioned officers

Soldier helps build Afghan highway

Sergeant is glad to get into show

Restaurant ratings

For the record

Around the block

Across the river

Events

Boy Scouts help out with annual Spooky food drive

CSRA Bridge Results

Man's therapeutic addiction eases stress, wins awards

Group supports those with disabilities

Recreation

Recycling centers

Improved sales put focus on Checkers manager

Library events

Curses? Braves could be a long unsuspecting victim

Dark days of Cold War provide Hollywood with plot ideas

'Good Morning America' weathercaster Tony Perkins leaving
NEW YORK - ABC's "Good Morning America" is in the market for a weathercaster, with Tony Perkins announcing that he will be leaving after seven years.

Wisteria Lane has new man on it's block

'Good Morning America' weathercaster Tony Perkins leaving
NEW YORK - ABC's "Good Morning America" is in the market for a weathercaster, with Tony Perkins announcing that he will be leaving after seven years.

Fox cancels 'The Simple Life'
NEW YORK - "The Simple Life" is over - at least on Fox.

Wisteria Lane has new man on it's block
LOS ANGELES - Mehcad Brooks likes being Wisteria Lane's latest hunk. Just don't ask him what's in the basement.

'Good Morning America' weathercaster Tony Perkins leaving

Ratings for basic cable networks

Martha Stewart shares her recipe for business success
NEW YORK - Martha Stewart says she was happy to give advice to fellow inmates during her five months behind bars in West Virginia for lying to authorities about a stock sale.

Martha Stewart shares her recipe for business success

Wisteria Lane has new man on it's block
LOS ANGELES - Mehcad Brooks likes being Wisteria Lane's latest hunk. Just don't ask him what's in the basement.

Fox cancels 'The Simple Life'

Fox cancels 'The Simple Life'
NEW YORK - "The Simple Life" is over - at least on Fox.

Martha Stewart shares her recipe for business success
NEW YORK - Martha Stewart says she was happy to give advice to fellow inmates during her five months behind bars in West Virginia for lying to authorities about a stock sale.

Ratings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of Oct. 3-9. Each ratings point represents 1,102,000 households. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses.

Ratings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of Oct. 3-9. Each ratings point represents 1,102,000 households. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses.

Entertainment quotes from The Associated Press

People in the News

Clubbin': Cream takes over club duties from Malibu

Actor who played Chewbacca to become U.S. citizen

Angelina Jolie receives award for humanitarian work

Spotted

Liquid Life: Honky Tonk

Applause calendar

Boshears Skyfest returns to the Augusta sky

People in the News

Report: It's over for Jude and Sienna

What's For Lunch: Mezcal Restaurant

Daniel Craig: the new James Bond?

Classic titles put the 'Beatdown' on new fighting game

Renaissance festival expands its focus

Club calendar

Georgia hopes to avoid cold start in Nashville

Dooley's name looming large in city's businesses
ATHENS, Ga. - As Georgia's football coach for 25 years, Vince Dooley talked plenty about interior lines, attention to detail and scoring points.

Dooley a popular pitchman in retirement

Dooley's name looming large in city's businesses

Dooley a popular pitchman in retirement
ATHENS, Ga. - Vince Dooley is still seen by many as the face of University of Georgia athletics.

Dooley's name looming large in city's businesses
ATHENS, Ga. - As Georgia's football coach for 25 years, Vince Dooley talked plenty about interior lines, attention to detail and scoring points.

Georgia hopes to avoid cold start in Nashville
ATHENS, Ga. - Even when Georgia is hot, a visit to Nashville can have a chilling effect on the team.

Dooley a popular pitchman in retirement
ATHENS, Ga. - Vince Dooley is still seen by many as the face of University of Georgia athletics.

Georgia hopes to avoid cold start in Nashville
ATHENS, Ga. - Even when Georgia is hot, a visit to Nashville can have a chilling effect on the team.

Dark days of Cold War provide Hollywood with plot ideas
Although often regarded as ancient history, the Cold War, the Soviet-American battle of wills that lasted for nearly 40 years, dominated headlines and the American psyche for most of the last half of the 20th century.

Dark days of Cold War provide Hollywood with plot ideas
Although often regarded as ancient history, the Cold War, the Soviet-American battle of wills that lasted for nearly 40 years, dominated headlines and the American psyche for most of the last half of the 20th century.

Trip to Europe could be ticket for Gamecocks
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Most people travel overseas to see the sites or locate long-lost relatives. South Carolina coach Susan Walvius said her Gamecocks went to Europe this summer to find some confidence.

Trip to Europe could be ticket for Gamecocks
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Most people travel overseas to see the sites or locate long-lost relatives. South Carolina coach Susan Walvius said her Gamecocks went to Europe this summer to find some confidence.

Trip to Europe could be ticket for Gamecocks

Appeals court sends gay student's lawsuit to Fla. Supreme Court