Exhibit offers rare look at Van Gogh's drawings
NEW YORK - Even without the name, written in pale ink and tiny letters in the lower left corner, there would be something familiar about the drawing, an 1888 view of a town from the vantage point of a field. Maybe it's the short, definitive stokes from the pen. Perhaps it's because of the irises in the foreground.

Exhibit offers rare look at Van Gogh's drawings
NEW YORK - Even without the name, written in pale ink and tiny letters in the lower left corner, there would be something familiar about the drawing, an 1888 view of a town from the vantage point of a field. Maybe it's the short, definitive stokes from the pen. Perhaps it's because of the irises in the foreground.

Exhibit offers rare look at Van Gogh's drawings

Pujols, Cards force Game 6
HOUSTON - Not so fast. The St. Louis Cardinals were one out away from elimination, their 100 wins dangling in Albert Pujols' hands when he went to the plate Monday night against intimidating Houston Astros closer Brad Lidge.

White Sox advance to World Series
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Not since Shoeless Joe Jackson have the Chicago White Sox caused this much of a commotion.

Astros win game 4
HOUSTON - Poised as can be no matter how tough the task, Brad Lidge pulled off another great escape against St. Louis.

White Sox advance to World Series
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Not since Shoeless Joe Jackson have the Chicago White Sox caused this much of a commotion.

White Sox advance to World Series

Astros win game 4
HOUSTON - Poised as can be no matter how tough the task, Brad Lidge pulled off another great escape against St. Louis.

Pujols, Cards force Game 6
HOUSTON - Not so fast. The St. Louis Cardinals were one out away from elimination, their 100 wins dangling in Albert Pujols' hands when he went to the plate Monday night against intimidating Houston Astros closer Brad Lidge.

Astros win game 4

Pujols, Cards force Game 6

Visit at N. Augusta church attracts flu shot crowd

Mazzone allowed to talk with N.Y.
ATLANTA - The New York Yankees are beginning to make their interest in Atlanta pitching coach Leo Mazzone abundantly clear.

Mazzone allowed to talk with N.Y.
ATLANTA - The New York Yankees are beginning to make their interest in Atlanta pitching coach Leo Mazzone abundantly clear.

Mazzone allowed to talk with N.Y.

Stocks slightly higher on GM, tobacco news
NEW YORK - Wall Street rallied to finish moderately higher Monday as nervous investors got some reassurance from General Motors Corp.'s new labor agreement and a favorable court ruling for cigarette makers.

Stocks slightly higher on GM, tobacco news
NEW YORK - Wall Street rallied to finish moderately higher Monday as nervous investors got some reassurance from General Motors Corp.'s new labor agreement and a favorable court ruling for cigarette makers.

Stocks slightly higher on GM, tobacco news

Wachovia quarterly profit soars 32 percent
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Wachovia Corp.'s third-quarter earnings soared 32 percent, fueled by strong revenue growth from its acquisition of regional bank SouthTrust Corp. and higher fees and lending income, the bank said Monday.

New bank plans area branches

Governance and accounting fails at Refco
NEW YORK - Congratulations, most everybody at Refco Inc.! Before this week, few investors had heard of your commodities futures brokerage firm. Now, you're making HEAD:s with a financial scandal that is being compared to the mess that sank Enron Corp.

Governance and accounting fails at Refco

Wachovia quarterly profit soars 32 percent

New bank plans area branches
Synovus Financial Corp. has gained $27 billion in assets and established 39 community banks across the Southeast, but it never entered the Augusta market. Until now.

New bank plans area branches
Synovus Financial Corp. has gained $27 billion in assets and established 39 community banks across the Southeast, but it never entered the Augusta market. Until now.

Wachovia quarterly profit soars 32 percent
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Wachovia Corp.'s third-quarter earnings soared 32 percent, fueled by strong revenue growth from its acquisition of regional bank SouthTrust Corp. and higher fees and lending income, the bank said Monday.

Governance and accounting fails at Refco
NEW YORK - Congratulations, most everybody at Refco Inc.! Before this week, few investors had heard of your commodities futures brokerage firm. Now, you're making HEAD:s with a financial scandal that is being compared to the mess that sank Enron Corp.

Russo: BCS standings to debut
Let the complaining begin.

Notre Dame holds firm at No. 9 after dramatic loss to USC

Notre Dame holds firm at No. 9 after dramatic loss to USC
Notre Dame's loss to Southern California didn't hurt the Fighting Irish in The Associated Press Top 25. Nor did the Trojans take a hit from voters for needing a dramatic comeback to win their 28th straight game.

Notre Dame holds firm at No. 9 after dramatic loss to USC
Notre Dame's loss to Southern California didn't hurt the Fighting Irish in The Associated Press Top 25. Nor did the Trojans take a hit from voters for needing a dramatic comeback to win their 28th straight game.

Duke tries understand a season gone wrong
DURHAM, N.C. - A glance at the team statistical categories in the Atlantic Coast Conference tells plenty.

Duke tries understand a season gone wrong

Russo: BCS standings to debut

Russo: BCS standings to debut
Let the complaining begin.

Duke tries understand a season gone wrong
DURHAM, N.C. - A glance at the team statistical categories in the Atlantic Coast Conference tells plenty.

Bird flu is not just hype
A lot of people are brushing off all the talk about a potential worldwide bird flu pandemic as just so much media hype. Many who harshly criticized President Bush for his response to the Katrina catastrophe are pooh-poohing his concern about what health officials refer to as the avian flu virus.

Suing DOE is the right move
United States and Russian political leaders joined U.S. Department of Energy officials last Friday in putting on a nice show of support at the Savannah River Site for the mixed-oxide plant mission.

Another huge turnout in Iraq

Miers must take the bullet
Harriet Miers, it's said, is fiercely loyal to George W. Bush, which has made her such a huge asset to his presidency.

Miers must take the bullet

Bird flu is not just hype
A lot of people are brushing off all the talk about a potential worldwide bird flu pandemic as just so much media hype. Many who harshly criticized President Bush for his response to the Katrina catastrophe are pooh-poohing his concern about what health officials refer to as the avian flu virus.

Bird flu is not just hype

Suing DOE is the right move

Miers must take the bullet
Harriet Miers, it's said, is fiercely loyal to George W. Bush, which has made her such a huge asset to his presidency.

Another huge turnout in Iraq
Finally, some good news out of Iraq. With Saturday's turnout to vote on the draft constitution exceeding even that of last January's election of an interim general assembly, the political process appears to still be solidly on track despite the wave of recent terrorist attacks.

Another huge turnout in Iraq
Finally, some good news out of Iraq. With Saturday's turnout to vote on the draft constitution exceeding even that of last January's election of an interim general assembly, the political process appears to still be solidly on track despite the wave of recent terrorist attacks.

Suing DOE is the right move
United States and Russian political leaders joined U.S. Department of Energy officials last Friday in putting on a nice show of support at the Savannah River Site for the mixed-oxide plant mission.

Julie Andrews puts 'The Boy Friend' on the road
NEW YORK - On a warm mid-May morning in a drab, sixth-floor rehearsal studio on West 26th Street, a young woman stands in the middle of the room and sings a plaintive song of yearning called "Is It Really Me?" from the musical "110 in the Shade."

Julie Andrews puts 'The Boy Friend' on the road
NEW YORK - On a warm mid-May morning in a drab, sixth-floor rehearsal studio on West 26th Street, a young woman stands in the middle of the room and sings a plaintive song of yearning called "Is It Really Me?" from the musical "110 in the Shade."

People in the News
NEW YORK - Tom Petty will receive the Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement, at this year's Billboard Music Awards.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Tom Petty will receive the Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement, at this year's Billboard Music Awards.

Julie Andrews puts 'The Boy Friend' on the road
NEW YORK - On a warm mid-May morning in a drab, sixth-floor rehearsal studio on West 26th Street, a young woman stands in the middle of the room and sings a plaintive song of yearning called "Is It Really Me?" from the musical "110 in the Shade."

'Scream' coach teaches technique to rock stars
NEW YORK - Do rock stars really need to learn how to scream?

People in the News
CULVER CITY, Calif. - Paris Hilton says she isn't giving up "The Simple Life" just yet.

People in the News
CULVER CITY, Calif. - Paris Hilton says she isn't giving up "The Simple Life" just yet.

'Scream' coach teaches technique to rock stars
NEW YORK - Do rock stars really need to learn how to scream?

Bankruptcy law tightens homestead rules in five states
MIAMI - Elona Kaplan moved to Florida 2½ years ago after going through a divorce. She bought a $178,000 bayfront condo in Sunny Isles Beach, just north of here, where she hoped to start a new life.

Poll: How much is too much for gasoline?

Poll: How much is too much for gasoline?
WASHINGTON - Many motorist these days are complaining about the cost of gasoline, but what people consider a fair price varies greatly, depending on where they live.

Poll: How much is too much for gasoline?
WASHINGTON - Many motorist these days are complaining about the cost of gasoline, but what people consider a fair price varies greatly, depending on where they live.

Bankruptcy law tightens homestead rules in five states

Bankruptcy law tightens homestead rules in five states
MIAMI - Elona Kaplan moved to Florida 2½ years ago after going through a divorce. She bought a $178,000 bayfront condo in Sunny Isles Beach, just north of here, where she hoped to start a new life.

Jackets avoid another embarrassing loss to Duke
DURHAM, N.C. - The halftime walk to the locker room was eerily similar for Georgia Tech. Two years ago, during their most recent visit to Duke, the Yellow Jackets suffered an embarrassing, lopsided defeat.

Jackets avoid another embarrassing loss to Duke
DURHAM, N.C. - The halftime walk to the locker room was eerily similar for Georgia Tech. Two years ago, during their most recent visit to Duke, the Yellow Jackets suffered an embarrassing, lopsided defeat.

Jackets avoid another embarrassing loss to Duke

Want the truth? Read the fine print

Wie disqualified; Sorenstam wins in a runaway
PALM DESERT, Calif. - Michelle Wie's pro debut made her look like an amateur Sunday when she was disqualified for taking a bad drop from the bushes in the third round of the Samsung World Championship.

Amateur legend dies at 92
Charlie Yates, a renowned amateur golfer who became a longtime fixture of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, died Monday. He was 92.

Cox wins Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic
MIDLAND, Texas - Kris Cox won his first Nationwide Tour title Sunday, birdieing the final two holes for his second straight 4-under 68 and a two-stroke victory over three players in the Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic.

Short tops Furyk in playoff for first title
LAS VEGAS - Wes Short Jr. had a simple strategy for the second playoff hole against Jim Furyk.

Short tops Furyk in playoff for first title

Cox wins Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic
MIDLAND, Texas - Kris Cox won his first Nationwide Tour title Sunday, birdieing the final two holes for his second straight 4-under 68 and a two-stroke victory over three players in the Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic.

Jacquelin wins Madrid Open by three strokes
MADRID, Spain - Raphael Jacquelin won the Madrid Open on Sunday for his first European tour title, closing with a 2-under-par 69 for a three-shot victory over former British Open champion Paul Lawrie.

Wie disqualified; Sorenstam wins in a runaway
PALM DESERT, Calif. - Michelle Wie's pro debut made her look like an amateur Sunday when she was disqualified for taking a bad drop from the bushes in the third round of the Samsung World Championship.

Cox wins Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic

Short tops Furyk in playoff for first title
LAS VEGAS - Wes Short Jr. had a simple strategy for the second playoff hole against Jim Furyk.

Amateur legend dies at 92

Wie disqualified; Sorenstam wins in a runaway

McNulty wins Champions Tour event

Amateur legend dies at 92
Charlie Yates, a renowned amateur golfer who became a longtime fixture of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, died Monday. He was 92.

McNulty wins Champions Tour event
SPRING, Texas - Mark McNulty is ready for another fast finish on the Champions Tour.

McNulty wins Champions Tour event
SPRING, Texas - Mark McNulty is ready for another fast finish on the Champions Tour.

Jacquelin wins Madrid Open by three strokes
MADRID, Spain - Raphael Jacquelin won the Madrid Open on Sunday for his first European tour title, closing with a 2-under-par 69 for a three-shot victory over former British Open champion Paul Lawrie.

Jacquelin wins Madrid Open by three strokes

Prep Football Power Poll

Razorbacks' 3rd time truly charmed

Prep Football 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.

Razorbacks' 3rd time truly charmed
Cross Creek. yep, that's only three consecutive wins for the razorbacks. but does everyone realize the school is on the cusp of winning as many games in a row as it has in any other full season in its history?

Razorbacks' 3rd time truly charmed
Cross Creek. yep, that's only three consecutive wins for the razorbacks. but does everyone realize the school is on the cusp of winning as many games in a row as it has in any other full season in its history?

Prep Football 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.

Rangers dominate Panthers, 4-0
NEW YORK - Jaromir Jagr scored twice on two-man power plays in a 42-second span, and Henrik Lundqvist made 23 saves for his first NHL shutout in the New York Rangers' 4-0 victory over the Florida Panthers on Monday night.

Rangers dominate Panthers, 4-0
NEW YORK - Jaromir Jagr scored twice on two-man power plays in a 42-second span, and Henrik Lundqvist made 23 saves for his first NHL shutout in the New York Rangers' 4-0 victory over the Florida Panthers on Monday night.

Rangers dominate Panthers, 4-0

Wilma is the 21st named storm of the season
MIAMI - Tropical Storm Wilma strengthened Monday after forming in the northwestern Caribbean, tying the record for the most storms in an Atlantic season and following a path that could menace the Gulf Coast next week as a hurricane.

Wilma is the 21st named storm of the season
MIAMI - Tropical Storm Wilma strengthened Monday after forming in the northwestern Caribbean, tying the record for the most storms in an Atlantic season and following a path that could menace the Gulf Coast next week as a hurricane.

Visit at N. Augusta church attracts flu shot crowd
Let me thank all those many people at the Sheffield Fellowship Club of the First Baptist Church of North Augusta for their hospitality last week.

Visit at N. Augusta church attracts flu shot crowd
Let me thank all those many people at the Sheffield Fellowship Club of the First Baptist Church of North Augusta for their hospitality last week.

'Chronicle' shines light on TIF dealings
I want to thank your newspaper, and especially Josh Gelinas, for printing the complete and unvarnished truth about Aiken's TIF bond issue, especially about meetings behind closed doors, meetings held at a place owned by one of the parties involved. Council meetings which were held without "minutes" being taken down. Closed meetings with the developer present, and no other outsiders present.Carl Champlin, Aiken, S.C.

Plan would crimp Mideast profits
History has proven time and again that foolish actions hurt not only the person who committed the act, but innocent people, too. When a man gets drunk, he abuses his innocent wife and children. Paul L. Cook, Augusta

Plan would crimp Mideast profits
History has proven time and again that foolish actions hurt not only the person who committed the act, but innocent people, too. When a man gets drunk, he abuses his innocent wife and children. Paul L. Cook, Augusta

'Chronicle' shines light on TIF dealings

Is Miers nomination all that bad?
President Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court may, on its face, not be the perceived best pick that he could have made; surely there are others with a more public paper trail that would have been more pleasing to those of us on the right.David B. Caudle, Grovetown

Undue blame hurled at rebel flag
What is up with all the ignorance of our history and being scared and politically correct about our Confederate battle flag? What do people not understand about how, in the 1700s and 1800s, slavery was legal under the Constitution? Does this make it right? No. No human should own another human.Stan Scritchfield, Augusta

Aiken taxpayers will lose in TIF deal
Regarding the proposed TIF district: The Aiken County Council recently passed a 4-mill property tax increase. Though this increase is relatively small, it does show that Aiken County is under some financial strain in providing services for county residents.Bill Boone, Aiken, S.C.

Aiken taxpayers will lose in TIF deal
Regarding the proposed TIF district: The Aiken County Council recently passed a 4-mill property tax increase. Though this increase is relatively small, it does show that Aiken County is under some financial strain in providing services for county residents.Bill Boone, Aiken, S.C.

Undue blame hurled at rebel flag

Is Miers nomination all that bad?
President Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court may, on its face, not be the perceived best pick that he could have made; surely there are others with a more public paper trail that would have been more pleasing to those of us on the right.David B. Caudle, Grovetown

Undue blame hurled at rebel flag
What is up with all the ignorance of our history and being scared and politically correct about our Confederate battle flag? What do people not understand about how, in the 1700s and 1800s, slavery was legal under the Constitution? Does this make it right? No. No human should own another human.Stan Scritchfield, Augusta

Aiken taxpayers will lose in TIF deal

Plan would crimp Mideast profits

'Chronicle' shines light on TIF dealings
I want to thank your newspaper, and especially Josh Gelinas, for printing the complete and unvarnished truth about Aiken's TIF bond issue, especially about meetings behind closed doors, meetings held at a place owned by one of the parties involved. Council meetings which were held without "minutes" being taken down. Closed meetings with the developer present, and no other outsiders present.Carl Champlin, Aiken, S.C.

Is Miers nomination all that bad?

A serious rumble for the video gamer's chair

Tracking mobile phones for real-time traffic data

Health and fitness calendar

Living briefs

Wildlife biologists work to control the deer population

Group selects top magazine covers of last 40 years

Daily weigh-ins help dieters lose pounds

'God Bloggers' head to national conference

Lifestyle can have a painful effect on our backs

Finding more juice for power-thirsty devices

Seniors calendar

Living briefs
We want to publish a holiday cooking guide using time-tested recipes from Chronicle readers.

'God Bloggers' head to national conference
LA MIRADA, Calif. — What would Jesus blog? That and other pressing questions drew 135 Christians to Southern California this weekend for a national conference billed as the first-ever for "God bloggers," a growing community of online writers who exchange information and analyze current events from a Christian perspective.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Finding more juice for power-thirsty devices
SAN FRANCISCO - For most of us, a dead battery in our cell phone or digital camera is an annoyance. For surgical tools salesman Jason Paul, it can cost him big money.

Lifestyle can have a painful effect on our backs
Oh, our aching backs. Between anatomy and lifestyle, the back's muscles, bones and nerves are bound to act up, and more often than most people think.

Daily weigh-ins help dieters lose pounds
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - If you want to tip the scales in your favor, try stepping on one each day.

Lifestyle can have a painful effect on our backs
Oh, our aching backs. Between anatomy and lifestyle, the back's muscles, bones and nerves are bound to act up, and more often than most people think.

'God Bloggers' head to national conference
LA MIRADA, Calif. — What would Jesus blog? That and other pressing questions drew 135 Christians to Southern California this weekend for a national conference billed as the first-ever for "God bloggers," a growing community of online writers who exchange information and analyze current events from a Christian perspective.

Living briefs
We want to publish a holiday cooking guide using time-tested recipes from Chronicle readers.

Tracking mobile phones for real-time traffic data
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Driving to work, you notice the traffic beginning to slow. And because you have your cell phone on, the government senses the delay, too.

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.

Wildlife biologists work to control the deer population
"Put your chest on the deer. Reach out and hold the legs. Never let go of the hooves." Bill McShea, a wildlife biologist at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., is instructing a handful of assistants in the art of subduing a wild white-tailed deer.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Tracking mobile phones for real-time traffic data
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Driving to work, you notice the traffic beginning to slow. And because you have your cell phone on, the government senses the delay, too.

Group selects top magazine covers of last 40 years
NEW YORK - On what would be the last day of his life, John Lennon posed for photographs with Yoko Ono in a session with photographer Annie Liebovitz. One of the pictures, a naked Lennon curled around and kissing a clothed Ono, became the cover for Rolling Stone magazine's tribute to him.

Wildlife biologists work to control the deer population
"Put your chest on the deer. Reach out and hold the legs. Never let go of the hooves." Bill McShea, a wildlife biologist at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., is instructing a handful of assistants in the art of subduing a wild white-tailed deer.

Group selects top magazine covers of last 40 years
NEW YORK - On what would be the last day of his life, John Lennon posed for photographs with Yoko Ono in a session with photographer Annie Liebovitz. One of the pictures, a naked Lennon curled around and kissing a clothed Ono, became the cover for Rolling Stone magazine's tribute to him.

A serious rumble for the video gamer's chair
SAN FRANCISCO - In an effort to deliver the ultimate sensory experience, most top video games marry earthshaking sounds with high-quality graphics.

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.

Finding more juice for power-thirsty devices
SAN FRANCISCO - For most of us, a dead battery in our cell phone or digital camera is an annoyance. For surgical tools salesman Jason Paul, it can cost him big money.

Daily weigh-ins help dieters lose pounds
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - If you want to tip the scales in your favor, try stepping on one each day.

A serious rumble for the video gamer's chair
SAN FRANCISCO - In an effort to deliver the ultimate sensory experience, most top video games marry earthshaking sounds with high-quality graphics.

Wolfe's prowling led him to Lynx
In the past two seasons, Augusta Lynx goaltender Jason Wolfe has played for four different ECHL teams, but only one of those will play this season.

Wolfe's prowling led him to Lynx
In the past two seasons, Augusta Lynx goaltender Jason Wolfe has played for four different ECHL teams, but only one of those will play this season.

Wolfe's prowling led him to Lynx

Deal might involve credit risk
AIKEN - As it ponders the good and bad of a $36.3 million bond deal with private developers tonight, Aiken County Council is faced with the promise of new development that could cost more than advertised.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - One person was killed and six more injured when a teenager drove a stolen car into an SUV, ramming both vehicles through the porch and into the living room of a southwest Atlanta house, police said.

News you can use

Drugs part of school arrests
Despite an increase in reporting of school-related incidents in Columbia County, police say criminal incidents remain relatively low.

Across South Carolina

18-year-old dies after shooting
An 18-year-old Augusta man was shot to death during a dance party at a hotel on Stevens Creek Road late Saturday night, according to authorities.

Radiation therapy program frees women from relapses
Bettye Hopkins used to leave radiation therapy for breast cancer in the afternoon with her daughter-in-law Cherri and pick up her 10-year-old granddaughter, Summer, from school.

Public interest runs high in Aiken financing plan
AIKEN - Public interest in a proposed $36.3 million bond in Aiken County that would directly benefit private developers has reached a fevered pitch.

Augusta group praises SPLOST plan
A group of leadership organizations and residents launched a campaign Monday to promote the next round of a local penny-sales tax.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Courtney Jeep, 9, of Augusta.

Colleges prove to be asset to Georgia
ATLANTA - Before U.S. News and World Report's annual college rankings edition had hit newsstands, two of the state's universities were already trumpeting their inclusion on the list.

Across South Carolina
WALHALLA - Police are searching for a man who escaped from the Oconee County jail.

18-year-old dies after shooting

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Chemical firms ask residents to dinner
Six of the region's largest chemical plants will sponsor an open house from 3 to 7 p.m. today to offer east Augusta residents a glimpse behind the high fences and gates of nearby industries.

Across Georgia

Budget would boost millage
Augusta Administrator Fred Russell on Monday proposed balancing the city's 2006 general-fund budget by eliminating a projected $8.3 million deficit with a millage increase, a reserve-fund draw-down and delays in filling most government vacancies.

Five Questions with Amy Chase
On Saturday, Amy Chase and her husband, Steven, took their three children, 5-year-old Savannah, 2-year-old Abbie and 5-week old Hudson, to Marvin United Methodist Church's pumpkin patch. While they were there, they snapped a few pictures and picked two perfect pumpkins for Halloween.

Lack of record forces retrial
A judge granted an Augusta man a new trial Monday, more than six years after he was convicted of murder.

Kid of the Day

Budget would boost millage
Augusta Administrator Fred Russell on Monday proposed balancing the city's 2006 general-fund budget by eliminating a projected $8.3 million deficit with a millage increase, a reserve-fund draw-down and delays in filling most government vacancies.

Lawyers who fled storm can't practice in Georgia
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Harold Du Cloux III is one Louisiana lawyer who wishes his state bar association had a reciprocity agreement with Georgia.

Singer's mom speaks about enduring trials
For evangelist Mary Ida Vandross, speaking about overcoming life's metaphorical stormy seas comes somewhat easily, based on her devout faith in God.

Chemical firms ask residents to dinner
Six of the region's largest chemical plants will sponsor an open house from 3 to 7 p.m. today to offer east Augusta residents a glimpse behind the high fences and gates of nearby industries.

Federal judge stops voter ID law

Radiation therapy program frees women from relapses
Bettye Hopkins used to leave radiation therapy for breast cancer in the afternoon with her daughter-in-law Cherri and pick up her 10-year-old granddaughter, Summer, from school.

Across Georgia
ROCHELLE - A 6-year-old girl died after being attacked by a Rottweiler.

Colleges prove to be asset to Georgia

18-year-old dies after shooting
An 18-year-old Augusta man was shot to death during a dance party at a hotel on Stevens Creek Road late Saturday night, according to authorities.

Across Georgia

Event will help poor with new furniture

Across the area

18-year-old charged in party shooting

18-year-old charged in party shooting
Authorities on Monday arrested an 18-year-old Augusta man in connection with a fatal shooting at a teen hotel party during the weekend.

Activist keeps battle going against racism

Event will help poor with new furniture
Augusta Urban Ministries is holding a fundraiser this weekend for its furniture bank, which for a decade has been the area's only provider of free furniture for low-income people.

Bond-deal opponents remain unconvinced

Deal might involve credit risk
AIKEN - As it ponders the good and bad of a $36.3 million bond deal with private developers tonight, Aiken County Council is faced with the promise of new development that could cost more than advertised.

Georgia ranks 40th on 'smart states' list

Georgia ranks 40th on 'smart states' list
When it comes to being smart, Georgia ranks near the bottom of the list, according to the state rankings of kindergarten through 12th grade education released by Morgan Quitno Press.

Protest focuses on aid by state

Singer's mom speaks about enduring trials
For evangelist Mary Ida Vandross, speaking about overcoming life's metaphorical stormy seas comes somewhat easily, based on her devout faith in God.

Rankings don't tell full story, officials say
ATLANTA - Type in "U.S. News and World Report college rankings" on Google, and you're likely to pull up a torrent of Web pages, most of them news releases trumpeting one university's high ranking or another's positive marks for its business program.

18-year-old charged in party shooting
Authorities on Monday arrested an 18-year-old Augusta man in connection with a fatal shooting at a teen hotel party during the weekend.

Radiation therapy program frees women from relapses

Across the area
Aiken County Sheriff Mike Hunt has increased the reward he is offering for the return of his stolen service pistol to $500.

Lack of record forces retrial

News you can use
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Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina
Firefighters find man dead in burning home

Across the area

Activist keeps battle going against racism
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Morris Dees said he's seen progress in the nearly 35 years since he co-founded the Southern Poverty Law Center to fight racism in all forms.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Event will help poor with new furniture
Augusta Urban Ministries is holding a fundraiser this weekend for its furniture bank, which for a decade has been the area's only provider of free furniture for low-income people.

Lack of record forces retrial
A judge granted an Augusta man a new trial Monday, more than six years after he was convicted of murder.

Kid of the Day
Dalen Demarcus Cobb is today's Kid of the Day.

Self-promotion near for Columbia County
By next month, Columbia County should have its first Convention and Visitors Bureau Board, which will establish tourism goals for the county and work with various organization to accomplish those objectives.

Grant will help Salvation Army center

Georgia ranks 40th on 'smart states' list
When it comes to being smart, Georgia ranks near the bottom of the list, according to the state rankings of kindergarten through 12th grade education released by Morgan Quitno Press.

Five Questions with Amy Chase

The week ahead
TAX PLAN CONFERENCE: The Campaign for Better Augusta will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. at Augusta Aquatics Center, 3157 Damascus Road. Supporters of the special purpose local option sales tax will discuss its purpose and the projects covered in Phase V and encourage passage of the tax Nov. 8. For more information, call 823-6600.

Rankings don't tell full story, officials say

Butt Bridge project to end controversy

Kid of the Day

Self-promotion near for Columbia County

Retired preacher still cuckoo about clocks

Deal might involve credit risk

The week ahead

Singer's mom speaks about enduring trials

Bond-deal opponents remain unconvinced
AIKEN - Aiken County Council can't seem to escape the TIF abbreviation these days.

Retired preacher still cuckoo about clocks
When Erwin Williams was a young man growing up in Sherrill, N.Y., it was the Depression and a loaf of bread cost a nickel.

Protest focuses on aid by state
ATLANTA - Previewing what is expected to be a major issue in the General Assembly next year, a group of legislators and rally participants called for new laws limiting state services for illegal immigrants.

Self-promotion near for Columbia County
By next month, Columbia County should have its first Convention and Visitors Bureau Board, which will establish tourism goals for the county and work with various organization to accomplish those objectives.

Butt Bridge project to end controversy
In 1914, President William H. Taft visited Augusta to dedicate Butt Memorial Bridge to his aide, Maj. Archibald Butt, who had perished aboard the Titanic in 1912.

Retired preacher still cuckoo about clocks
When Erwin Williams was a young man growing up in Sherrill, N.Y., it was the Depression and a loaf of bread cost a nickel.

Augusta group praises SPLOST plan
A group of leadership organizations and residents launched a campaign Monday to promote the next round of a local penny-sales tax.

Budget would boost millage

Five Questions with Amy Chase
On Saturday, Amy Chase and her husband, Steven, took their three children, 5-year-old Savannah, 2-year-old Abbie and 5-week old Hudson, to Marvin United Methodist Church's pumpkin patch. While they were there, they snapped a few pictures and picked two perfect pumpkins for Halloween.

Lawyers who fled storm can't practice in Georgia

Drugs part of school arrests

Across South Carolina
Firefighters find man dead in burning home

Across the southeast

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - One person was killed and six more injured when a teenager drove a stolen car into an SUV, ramming both vehicles through the porch and into the living room of a southwest Atlanta house, police said.

Public interest runs high in Aiken financing plan

Public interest runs high in Aiken financing plan
AIKEN - Public interest in a proposed $36.3 million bond in Aiken County that would directly benefit private developers has reached a fevered pitch.

Rants and Raves
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Augusta group praises SPLOST plan

Across South Carolina
WALHALLA - Police are searching for a man who escaped from the Oconee County jail.

Butt Bridge project to end controversy
In 1914, President William H. Taft visited Augusta to dedicate Butt Memorial Bridge to his aide, Maj. Archibald Butt, who had perished aboard the Titanic in 1912.

Across the area
A 21-year-old Evans man told police he was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of a North Augusta gas station over the weekend, according to the North Augusta Department of Public Safety.

Drugs part of school arrests
Despite an increase in reporting of school-related incidents in Columbia County, police say criminal incidents remain relatively low.

The week ahead
TAX PLAN CONFERENCE: The Campaign for Better Augusta will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. at Augusta Aquatics Center, 3157 Damascus Road. Supporters of the special purpose local option sales tax will discuss its purpose and the projects covered in Phase V and encourage passage of the tax Nov. 8. For more information, call 823-6600.

Chemical firms ask residents to dinner

Rankings don't tell full story, officials say
ATLANTA - Type in "U.S. News and World Report college rankings" on Google, and you're likely to pull up a torrent of Web pages, most of them news releases trumpeting one university's high ranking or another's positive marks for its business program.

Across the area
Aiken County Sheriff Mike Hunt has increased the reward he is offering for the return of his stolen service pistol to $500.

Across the southeast
DURHAM, N.C. - A Duke University scholar is back at work on his doctoral dissertation after spending two months in an Armenian prison this summer on what he believes was a trumped-up charge.

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Across Georgia
ROCHELLE - A 6-year-old girl died after being attacked by a Rottweiler.

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Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Courtney Jeep, 9, of Augusta.

Kid of the Day
Dalen Demarcus Cobb is today's Kid of the Day.

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Lawyers who fled storm can't practice in Georgia
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Harold Du Cloux III is one Louisiana lawyer who wishes his state bar association had a reciprocity agreement with Georgia.

Colleges prove to be asset to Georgia
ATLANTA - Before U.S. News and World Report's annual college rankings edition had hit newsstands, two of the state's universities were already trumpeting their inclusion on the list.

Activist keeps battle going against racism
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Morris Dees said he's seen progress in the nearly 35 years since he co-founded the Southern Poverty Law Center to fight racism in all forms.

Protest focuses on aid by state
ATLANTA - Previewing what is expected to be a major issue in the General Assembly next year, a group of legislators and rally participants called for new laws limiting state services for illegal immigrants.

Bond-deal opponents remain unconvinced
AIKEN - Aiken County Council can't seem to escape the TIF abbreviation these days.

Want the truth? Read the fine print
Have you ever tried to read the fine print at the bottom of the television screen during a cell-phone commercial, or attempted to keep up with the mile-a-minute radio announcer who rattles off the disclaimers at the end of a prescription drug ad?

Want the truth? Read the fine print
Have you ever tried to read the fine print at the bottom of the television screen during a cell-phone commercial, or attempted to keep up with the mile-a-minute radio announcer who rattles off the disclaimers at the end of a prescription drug ad?

Horror fans lift 'The Fog' to box-office lead

Claire Danes goes retail with 'Shopgirl'
TORONTO - What if Angela Chase, the fragile teen Claire Danes played on the short-lived TV drama "My So-Called Life," had gone on to take a few more hard romantic knocks into her mid-20s?

Gaffers, grips and best boys on movie sets

Gaffers, grips and best boys on movie sets
LOS ANGELES - MGM in the mid-1940s was a reporter's paradise. The mammoth sound stages were abuzz with at least eight features at once, with such names as Gable, Astaire, Stewart, Garland, Rooney, Kelly, Garson, Barrymore and Ball. All were available for interviews, or at least a brief chat between scenes.

Claire Danes goes retail with 'Shopgirl'
TORONTO - What if Angela Chase, the fragile teen Claire Danes played on the short-lived TV drama "My So-Called Life," had gone on to take a few more hard romantic knocks into her mid-20s?

Horror fans lift 'The Fog' to box-office lead
LOS ANGELES - The crowds were not quite as thick as pea soup, but the horror remake "The Fog" pulled in enough fans to win a close race at the weekend box office with a $12.2 million debut.

Charlize Theron doubles up on drama, action

Charlize Theron doubles up on drama, action
TORONTO - Possessor of one of the loveliest faces on the planet, Charlize Theron still finds herself explaining to people that sometimes it's part of her job to hide her looks.

Claire Danes goes retail with 'Shopgirl'

Horror fans lift 'The Fog' to box-office lead
LOS ANGELES - The crowds were not quite as thick as pea soup, but the horror remake "The Fog" pulled in enough fans to win a close race at the weekend box office with a $12.2 million debut.

Gaffers, grips and best boys on movie sets
LOS ANGELES - MGM in the mid-1940s was a reporter's paradise. The mammoth sound stages were abuzz with at least eight features at once, with such names as Gable, Astaire, Stewart, Garland, Rooney, Kelly, Garson, Barrymore and Ball. All were available for interviews, or at least a brief chat between scenes.

Charlize Theron doubles up on drama, action
TORONTO - Possessor of one of the loveliest faces on the planet, Charlize Theron still finds herself explaining to people that sometimes it's part of her job to hide her looks.

Stevie Wonder returns with love in his heart
LOS ANGELES - When Stevie Wonder returned to the studio after a 10-year hiatus to record "A Time to Love," he was doing more than getting back to work. He was getting back to the message that has formed the cornerstone of his legendary career.

Fats Domino finds Big Easy home in ruins
NEW ORLEANS — Visiting his home for the first time since he was rescued from rising floodwaters in a boat, Fats Domino found his piano overturned among mud and debris and his house in ruins.

CD review: Martina McBride, "Timeless"
Country fans who lament that their music has gone slick pop can rejoice with "Timeless."

Fats Domino finds Big Easy home in ruins

Rod Stewart's ready to say goodbye to the 'songbook'
NEW YORK - Three years ago, when Rod Stewart decided to reinterpret pop standards with "It Had To Be You... The Great American Songbook," it didn't seem like a blockbuster career move.

Rod Stewart's ready to say goodbye to the 'songbook'

Les Paul keeps rocking at age 90
NEW YORK - Take it from Peter Frampton. Or from Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Peter Townsend or Jimmy Page - they all owe a debt to Les Paul, father of the electric guitar.

Stevie Wonder returns with love in his heart

Les Paul keeps rocking at age 90

CD review: Martina McBride, "Timeless"

Stevie Wonder returns with love in his heart
LOS ANGELES - When Stevie Wonder returned to the studio after a 10-year hiatus to record "A Time to Love," he was doing more than getting back to work. He was getting back to the message that has formed the cornerstone of his legendary career.

CD review: Martina McBride, "Timeless"
Country fans who lament that their music has gone slick pop can rejoice with "Timeless."

Fats Domino finds Big Easy home in ruins
NEW ORLEANS — Visiting his home for the first time since he was rescued from rising floodwaters in a boat, Fats Domino found his piano overturned among mud and debris and his house in ruins.

Rod Stewart's ready to say goodbye to the 'songbook'
NEW YORK - Three years ago, when Rod Stewart decided to reinterpret pop standards with "It Had To Be You... The Great American Songbook," it didn't seem like a blockbuster career move.

Les Paul keeps rocking at age 90
NEW YORK - Take it from Peter Frampton. Or from Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Peter Townsend or Jimmy Page - they all owe a debt to Les Paul, father of the electric guitar.

Patrick unsatisfied with great rookie season

Patrick unsatisfied with great rookie season
FONTANA, Calif. - Danica Patrick's rookie season ended with a crash instead of the victory that she had hoped for.

Patrick unsatisfied with great rookie season
FONTANA, Calif. - Danica Patrick's rookie season ended with a crash instead of the victory that she had hoped for.

Charlotte race turns into debacle after tire troubles
CONCORD, N.C. - Slumped over and scowling, Tony Stewart made no effort to mask his disgust after finishing a race in which he feared for his safety.

Chase race now crowded at top
CONCORD, N.C. - If the race at Talladega Superspeedway was the wild card in the Chase for the Championship, Saturday night's UAW-GM 500 was simply wild.

Chase race now crowded at top
CONCORD, N.C. - If the race at Talladega Superspeedway was the wild card in the Chase for the Championship, Saturday night's UAW-GM 500 was simply wild.

Chase race now crowded at top

Charlotte race turns into debacle after tire troubles
CONCORD, N.C. - Slumped over and scowling, Tony Stewart made no effort to mask his disgust after finishing a race in which he feared for his safety.

Charlotte race turns into debacle after tire troubles

Coroner: Tests to resume Monday in Collier death
ATLANTA - Autopsy results in the death of Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collier will not be available until Monday at the earliest.

Hawks deal with loss of teammate
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Atlanta Hawks set everything up as if Jason Collier were there, carefully hanging his uniform in an empty locker and setting out a chair for him. They plan to do that at every game this year, home or away.

Coroner: Tests to resume Monday in Collier death
ATLANTA - Autopsy results in the death of Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collier will not be available until Monday at the earliest.

Hawks deal with loss of teammate
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Atlanta Hawks set everything up as if Jason Collier were there, carefully hanging his uniform in an empty locker and setting out a chair for him. They plan to do that at every game this year, home or away.

Coroner: Tests to resume Monday in Collier death

Hawks deal with loss of teammate

Colts now 6-0, get TD record

Falcons use second shot to boot Saints

Panthers rally for win over Lions

Falcons' defense needs to improve

Mr. Albert Williams    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth R. Holmes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joanna Quarterman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nathaniel Freeman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Abney    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillie Gary    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Brandon R. Prescott    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes Hart    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha B. Jefferson    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Beard    ( JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosa J. Adkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred F. Hart    (CSM AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Jane Schumacher    (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hubert Hayes    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas B. Pugh    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Alvin Holton, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Vernon L. Thomas, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jodie Hughes Ivey, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Lowe, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Wooten    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Wooten    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Evans Jones, Jr.    (WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.)

Mrs. Ruby Bentley    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Prince A. Williamson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Wanda Johnson    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Leon Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald E. Brown    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Lt. Col. Lloyd Gomes    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Rev. James Mitchell, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Fannie Mae Clark    (DETROIT, MI.)

Mrs. Bertha B. Jefferson    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Jeremy Blake Meadows    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Hubert Hayes    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Brandon R. Prescott    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. J.R. Rouse    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas B. Pugh    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Alice Moore    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mrs. Joanna Quarterman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Prince A. Williamson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. J.R. Rouse    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leon Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leon Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. James Mitchell, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Albert Williams    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Wanda Johnson    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Arthur Abney    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Lt. Col. Lloyd Gomes    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth D. Ballard    (MONROE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Jane Schumacher    (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Beard    ( JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Hubert Hayes    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Abney    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Richard Auernheimer    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Nell Allen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Abney    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth D. Ballard    (MONROE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Bentley    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald E. Brown    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosa J. Adkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie Mae Clark    (DETROIT, MI.)

Mr. Vernon L. Thomas, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nathaniel Freeman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joanna Quarterman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Gary    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Lowe, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes Hart    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Wanda Johnson    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Alfred F. Hart    (CSM AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Wooten    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hubert Hayes    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth R. Holmes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alvin Holton, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Wooten    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jodie Hughes Ivey, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leon Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Wanda Johnson    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Joanna Quarterman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Evans Jones, Jr.    (WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.)

Jeremy Blake Meadows    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Auernheimer    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Lt. Col. Lloyd Gomes (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Nathaniel Freeman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa J. Adkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Williams (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth R. Holmes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Evans Jones, Jr. (WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.)

Mr. Arthur Abney (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Agnes Hart (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Wanda Johnson (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas B. Pugh (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Prince A. Williamson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha B. Jefferson (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Leon Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Alice Moore (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Lowe, Jr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Jodie Hughes Ivey, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joanna Quarterman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Beard ( JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Hubert Hayes (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Gary (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alvin Holton, Jr. (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Abney (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Wooten (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred F. Hart (CSM AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Wanda Johnson (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Jeremy Blake Meadows (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Hubert Hayes (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Brandon R. Prescott (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Auernheimer (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth D. Ballard (MONROE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Bentley (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Leon Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Jane Schumacher (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Wooten (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Vernon L. Thomas, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joanna Quarterman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. James Mitchell, Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Fannie Mae Clark (DETROIT, MI.)

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

Mr. Gerald E. Brown (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Nell Allen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Overtime

Overtime

Overtime
In Stockholm, Sweden, James Blake beat Paradorn Srichaphan 6-1, 7-6 (6) to win the Stockholm Open for his first European title.

Overtime
In Greenbelt, Md., former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe filed for bankruptcy protection while he tries to revive his career, listing more than $4.1 million in claims against him.

Overtime
In Greenbelt, Md., former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe filed for bankruptcy protection while he tries to revive his career, listing more than $4.1 million in claims against him.

Overtime
In Stockholm, Sweden, James Blake beat Paradorn Srichaphan 6-1, 7-6 (6) to win the Stockholm Open for his first European title.

Falcons use second shot to boot Saints
SAN ANTONIO, Tex. - As the game clock ticked down to 2 seconds at the New Orleans Saints' temporary home in the Alamodome, Atlanta Falcons kicker Todd Peterson saw his potential 41-yard game-winning field goal sail wide left.

Falcons use second shot to boot Saints
SAN ANTONIO, Tex. - As the game clock ticked down to 2 seconds at the New Orleans Saints' temporary home in the Alamodome, Atlanta Falcons kicker Todd Peterson saw his potential 41-yard game-winning field goal sail wide left.

Colts now 6-0, get TD record
INDIANAPOLIS - Once again, the defense bailed out the Indianapolis Colts.

Falcons' defense needs to improve
It seemed a fitting end to a game in which both teams were trying to find out who most wanted to lose.

Panthers rally for win over Lions
DETROIT - Chris Weinke was sharp, not rusty.

Colts now 6-0, get TD record
INDIANAPOLIS - Once again, the defense bailed out the Indianapolis Colts.

Falcons' defense needs to improve
It seemed a fitting end to a game in which both teams were trying to find out who most wanted to lose.

Panthers rally for win over Lions
DETROIT - Chris Weinke was sharp, not rusty.

Pope Benedict praises John Paul II on anniversary of Pole's election to papacy
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI praised his predecessor, John Paul II, as a beloved man whose moral authority was recognized well beyond the Catholic church, as the faithful marked the anniversary Sunday of the 1978 election of the first Polish pontiff.

Pope Benedict praises John Paul II on anniversary of Pole's election to papacy
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI praised his predecessor, John Paul II, as a beloved man whose moral authority was recognized well beyond the Catholic church, as the faithful marked the anniversary Sunday of the 1978 election of the first Polish pontiff.

George Lopez, sitcom are the picture of health
LOS ANGELES - When George Lopez received a new kidney this year to replace his failing ones, it didn't just restore him to good health. The transplant ended up enriching his comedy, he says, not to mention making him a better man.

George Lopez, sitcom are the picture of health

Whatever happened to network television on Saturday nights?
NEW YORK - The state of network television on Saturday nights has become so dire that ABC has essentially put a prime-time slot up for auction to anyone who has a compelling idea - as long as it's done very cheaply.

Comedy Central's Colbert spoofs cable-news punditry

George Lopez, sitcom are the picture of health
LOS ANGELES - When George Lopez received a new kidney this year to replace his failing ones, it didn't just restore him to good health. The transplant ended up enriching his comedy, he says, not to mention making him a better man.

Whatever happened to network television on Saturday nights?

Is 'Commander in Chief' a warmup act?
NEW YORK - ABC's "Commander in Chief" would seem to be a pretty straightforward drama.

Critics take aim at 'Desperate Housewives'
NEW YORK - The same TV critics that Bree of "Desperate Housewives" would have happily welcomed to a dinner party last year would now probably get one of those icy glares she reserves for her misbehaving son.

Critics take aim at 'Desperate Housewives'

ABC News names three 'Nightline' anchors
NEW YORK - ABC News said Monday it will replace Ted Koppel on "Nightline" with the three-anchor team of Martin Bashir, Cynthia McFadden and Terry Moran and heavily revamp the show's format.

Is 'Commander in Chief' a warmup act?

ABC News names three 'Nightline' anchors
NEW YORK - ABC News said Monday it will replace Ted Koppel on "Nightline" with the three-anchor team of Martin Bashir, Cynthia McFadden and Terry Moran and heavily revamp the show's format.

Whatever happened to network television on Saturday nights?
NEW YORK - The state of network television on Saturday nights has become so dire that ABC has essentially put a prime-time slot up for auction to anyone who has a compelling idea - as long as it's done very cheaply.

Critics take aim at 'Desperate Housewives'
NEW YORK - The same TV critics that Bree of "Desperate Housewives" would have happily welcomed to a dinner party last year would now probably get one of those icy glares she reserves for her misbehaving son.

Comedy Central's Colbert spoofs cable-news punditry
NEW YORK - Stephen Colbert's right. He's always right - however much logic and common sense say otherwise. And those who disagree with him are wrong.

ABC News names three 'Nightline' anchors

Comedy Central's Colbert spoofs cable-news punditry
NEW YORK - Stephen Colbert's right. He's always right - however much logic and common sense say otherwise. And those who disagree with him are wrong.

Is 'Commander in Chief' a warmup act?
NEW YORK - ABC's "Commander in Chief" would seem to be a pretty straightforward drama.

People in the News

People in the News

'Scream' coach teaches technique to rock stars

Georgia fourth in first BCS standings
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia is fourth in the first Bowl Championship Series standings of the season, knowing it must get by two teams for a chance to play in the Rose Bowl.

Georgia fourth in first BCS standings
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia is fourth in the first Bowl Championship Series standings of the season, knowing it must get by two teams for a chance to play in the Rose Bowl.

Shockley proves to be just perfect for Bulldogs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Stopping the Georgia Bulldogs these days is about as easy as keeping D.J. Shockley in the pocket.

Shockley proves to be just perfect for Bulldogs

Georgia fourth in first BCS standings

Shockley proves to be just perfect for Bulldogs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Stopping the Georgia Bulldogs these days is about as easy as keeping D.J. Shockley in the pocket.

If distance is too much, break up with girlfriend

Question of the week
How often do you wear a seat belt?

Colleges seek ambitious students
College is harder to get into, especially if you wish to attend an elite institution.

4-1-1

Recipe for a career
Drawing was Reggie McKie's first love, but the 16-year-old has traded in pen and paper for pots and pans.

Question of the week

If distance is too much, break up with girlfriend
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My girlfriend just left to go to Job Corps. She will be gone for eight months. She's up there, and I think she's cheating. Some people say I should have broken up with her when she first left and gotten back together when she got back, but I love her. I just think she's cheating.

Tragedy reminds us to live life fully

If distance is too much, break up with girlfriend
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My girlfriend just left to go to Job Corps. She will be gone for eight months. She's up there, and I think she's cheating. Some people say I should have broken up with her when she first left and gotten back together when she got back, but I love her. I just think she's cheating.

Xtreme calendar
TEEN READ WEEK: You should be reading, but head out to the main library for a little movie fun with the free showing of A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Rated PG; 109 minutes) at the main library, 902 Greene St. There will be popcorn and chances for teens to win a prize.

Xtreme calendar
TEEN READ WEEK: You should be reading, but head out to the main library for a little movie fun with the free showing of A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Rated PG; 109 minutes) at the main library, 902 Greene St. There will be popcorn and chances for teens to win a prize.

Spotted
Greenbrier 2005 Homecoming Queen Rachel Gamble proudly wears her crown.

Teens should change behavior

Recipe for a career
Drawing was Reggie McKie's first love, but the 16-year-old has traded in pen and paper for pots and pans.

Teens should change behavior
Teenagers are so ungrateful and rude these days."

Colleges seek ambitious students

Colleges seek ambitious students
College is harder to get into, especially if you wish to attend an elite institution.

4-1-1
Who's no. 1? Here are the chart-toppers for the week as they appear in Billboard magazine:

Tragedy reminds us to live life fully
All you seem to see lately is bad news: mud slides, hurricanes, flooding and death.

Spotted
Greenbrier 2005 Homecoming Queen Rachel Gamble proudly wears her crown.

4-1-1
Who's no. 1? Here are the chart-toppers for the week as they appear in Billboard magazine:

Teens should change behavior
Teenagers are so ungrateful and rude these days."

Tragedy reminds us to live life fully
All you seem to see lately is bad news: mud slides, hurricanes, flooding and death.

Question of the week
How often do you wear a seat belt?

Xtreme calendar

Recipe for a career

Spotted

Wilma is the 21st named storm of the season

Pope Benedict praises John Paul II on anniversary of Pole's election to papacy