Deal made for Warren Buffett biography

Deal made for Warren Buffett biography
NEW YORK - A bidding war for an authorized biography of the "ideas" of billionaire Warren Buffett has been won by the Bantam Dell Publishing Group, a division of Random House Inc.

Deal made for Warren Buffett biography
NEW YORK - A bidding war for an authorized biography of the "ideas" of billionaire Warren Buffett has been won by the Bantam Dell Publishing Group, a division of Random House Inc.

Unlikely pair spices up Series
CHICAGO - Back in spring training, the Houston Astros were a 20-1 shot to win the World Series. The odds on the Chicago White Sox were 22-1.

White Sox stick with same rotation
CHICAGO - His starters threw four straight complete games to win the AL pennant, so it was no surprise and a no-brainer when White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said Thursday he's sticking with the same rotation for the World Series.

Unlikely pair spices up Series
CHICAGO - Back in spring training, the Houston Astros were a 20-1 shot to win the World Series. The odds on the Chicago White Sox were 22-1.

Unlikely pair spices up Series

Stubbly Rocket to face bubbly White Sox
CHICAGO - Roger Clemens is the old stubbly face in a World Series filled with bubbly newcomers.

White Sox stick with same rotation

White Sox stick with same rotation
CHICAGO - His starters threw four straight complete games to win the AL pennant, so it was no surprise and a no-brainer when White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said Thursday he's sticking with the same rotation for the World Series.

Stubbly Rocket to face bubbly White Sox
CHICAGO - Roger Clemens is the old stubbly face in a World Series filled with bubbly newcomers.

Stubbly Rocket to face bubbly White Sox

Co-workers use cell phones to keep conversations a secret

Mazzone returns home to work for best friend
ATLANTA - The Braves and Leo Mazzone officially ended a 26-year relationship Friday when the longtime Atlanta pitching coach agreed to take the same position with the Baltimore Orioles.

Loss of Mazzone could threaten Braves' dynasty
ATLANTA - Through most of the 1990s, Leo Mazzone seemed to have the best job in baseball, rocking away in the Atlanta Braves dugout while he guided pitchers such as Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz.

Mazzone returns home to work for best friend

Loss of Mazzone could threaten Braves' dynasty
ATLANTA - Through most of the 1990s, Leo Mazzone seemed to have the best job in baseball, rocking away in the Atlanta Braves dugout while he guided pitchers such as Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz.

Mazzone returns home to work for best friend
ATLANTA - The Braves and Leo Mazzone officially ended a 26-year relationship Friday when the longtime Atlanta pitching coach agreed to take the same position with the Baltimore Orioles.

Loss of Mazzone could threaten Braves' dynasty

Toyota scrambling to meet growing hybrid demand
TOKYO - When Toyota unveiled its first hybrid vehicle nearly a decade ago, many people were skeptical about its environmentally friendly gas-and-electric-powered engine that dramatically boosts mileage.

Job losses due to Gulf Coast hurricanes total 478,000

Stocks off sharply on profit worries

Partridge Inn work will bring new look
Anyone entering the Partridge Inn's P.I. Bar & Grill better have on a hard hat and tool belt.

Stocks off sharply on profit worries
NEW YORK - Wall Street suffered a sharp reversal Thursday, with the Dow Jones industrials dropping 133 points as concerns over corporate profits and economic growth reasserted themselves.

S.C. jobless rate higher in September
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's jobless rate rose in September to 6.6 percent, the state Employment Security Commission said Friday.

Local bank has 12 percent gain
The holding company for Georgia Bank & Trust Co. on Friday reported a near 12 percent increase in third-quarter earnings as it nears the $1 billion asset mark.

Job losses due to Gulf Coast hurricanes total 478,000
WASHINGTON - Another 40,000 Americans filed claims for unemployment benefits last week due to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, pushing the total who have lost jobs because of the storms to 478,000.

Partridge Inn work will bring new look
Anyone entering the Partridge Inn's P.I. Bar & Grill better have on a hard hat and tool belt.

Hunt for director narrows
The Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Augusta has needed a new executive director since June.

Industries suffer under weight of diesel costs
YANKTON, S.D. - With diesel fuel prices going up and down without any warning, those dependent on the product for their livelihood - from suppliers and farmers to those in the transportation industry - are the ones feeling the most immediate pain.

Economic activity slips for third consecutive month
NEW YORK - A widely watched measure of future economic activity fell for its third consecutive month in September because of rising energy costs that may slow the nation's economy through year-end, a private research group said Thursday.

Local bank has 12 percent gain
The holding company for Georgia Bank & Trust Co. on Friday reported a near 12 percent increase in third-quarter earnings as it nears the $1 billion asset mark.

Hunt for director narrows
The Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Augusta has needed a new executive director since June.

Hunt for director narrows

S.C. jobless rate higher in September

Economic activity slips for third consecutive month

Industries suffer under weight of diesel costs
YANKTON, S.D. - With diesel fuel prices going up and down without any warning, those dependent on the product for their livelihood - from suppliers and farmers to those in the transportation industry - are the ones feeling the most immediate pain.

Economic activity slips for third consecutive month
NEW YORK - A widely watched measure of future economic activity fell for its third consecutive month in September because of rising energy costs that may slow the nation's economy through year-end, a private research group said Thursday.

Toyota scrambling to meet growing hybrid demand
TOKYO - When Toyota unveiled its first hybrid vehicle nearly a decade ago, many people were skeptical about its environmentally friendly gas-and-electric-powered engine that dramatically boosts mileage.

S.C. jobless rate higher in September
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's jobless rate rose in September to 6.6 percent, the state Employment Security Commission said Friday.

Job losses due to Gulf Coast hurricanes total 478,000
WASHINGTON - Another 40,000 Americans filed claims for unemployment benefits last week due to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, pushing the total who have lost jobs because of the storms to 478,000.

Partridge Inn work will bring new look

Stocks off sharply on profit worries
NEW YORK - Wall Street suffered a sharp reversal Thursday, with the Dow Jones industrials dropping 133 points as concerns over corporate profits and economic growth reasserted themselves.

Local bank has 12 percent gain

Toyota scrambling to meet growing hybrid demand

Industries suffer under weight of diesel costs

Once more, in English
For better or worse, Congress is virtually certain to extend the Voting Rights Act, possibly for another quarter-century.

Enforce road project schedules
The Georgia Department of Transportation Board, meeting in Augusta this month, touted the enormous amount of road projects under way around the area and across the state.

Once more, in English

A bad idea on trash
The worst possible approach to cleaning up Augusta's garbage collection mess would be the one urged by appointed District 7 Commissioner Roy Rearden at a recent Augusta AARP candidates' forum.

Wrong, but inevitable
Planning Augusta's budgets is a tough job, but somebody has to do it. That somebody is city Administrator Fred Russell, and the first impression of the 2006 general-fund budget that he's proposing is that he's done a credible job under difficult circumstances.

A bad idea on trash

Wrong, but inevitable

Enforce road project schedules

A bad idea on trash
The worst possible approach to cleaning up Augusta's garbage collection mess would be the one urged by appointed District 7 Commissioner Roy Rearden at a recent Augusta AARP candidates' forum.

Wrong, but inevitable
Planning Augusta's budgets is a tough job, but somebody has to do it. That somebody is city Administrator Fred Russell, and the first impression of the 2006 general-fund budget that he's proposing is that he's done a credible job under difficult circumstances.

Once more, in English
For better or worse, Congress is virtually certain to extend the Voting Rights Act, possibly for another quarter-century.

Enforce road project schedules
The Georgia Department of Transportation Board, meeting in Augusta this month, touted the enormous amount of road projects under way around the area and across the state.

Bill Cosby exhorts parents to set goals for their children
COMPTON, Calif. - Bill Cosby, who created a stir in the black community when he criticized young people for the way they speak, challenged parents in this crime-plagued, largely minority city to set goals for their children.

Village People policeman fails to show up for sentencing
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Victor Willis, the original policeman in the 1970s music group the Village People, was being sought after failing to show up Thursday for a sentencing in a drug case, authorities said.

Spielberg's Holocaust foundation officially joins USC
LOS ANGELES - Steven Spielberg's voluminous archive documenting the lives of Holocaust survivors has merged with the University of Southern California.

Spielberg's Holocaust foundation officially joins USC
LOS ANGELES - Steven Spielberg's voluminous archive documenting the lives of Holocaust survivors has merged with the University of Southern California.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Does Vinnifer have the same ring to it as Brangelina?

Bill Cosby exhorts parents to set goals for their children
COMPTON, Calif. - Bill Cosby, who created a stir in the black community when he criticized young people for the way they speak, challenged parents in this crime-plagued, largely minority city to set goals for their children.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Katie Holmes says she's ecstatic about being pregnant - even if she's not jumping on couches.

Jeff Daniels says career 'peppered with jerks'
NEW YORK - Jeff Daniels may be reaping critical acclaim for his turn as the pompous Bernard in "The Squid and the Whale," but the actor says his career has been "peppered with jerks."

Village People policeman fails to show up for sentencing
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Victor Willis, the original policeman in the 1970s music group the Village People, was being sought after failing to show up Thursday for a sentencing in a drug case, authorities said.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Does Vinnifer have the same ring to it as Brangelina?

People in the News
NEW YORK - Katie Holmes says she's ecstatic about being pregnant - even if she's not jumping on couches.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Katie Holmes says she's ecstatic about being pregnant - even if she's not jumping on couches.

Jeff Daniels says career 'peppered with jerks'
NEW YORK - Jeff Daniels may be reaping critical acclaim for his turn as the pompous Bernard in "The Squid and the Whale," but the actor says his career has been "peppered with jerks."

30-year mortgage rates are highest in 15 months

30-year mortgage rates are highest in 15 months
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages rose this week to the highest level in 15 months while one-year adjustable rate mortgages climbed to the highest level in 4½ years. Analysts expect rising mortgage rates to cool the booming housing market in coming months.

30-year mortgage rates are highest in 15 months
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages rose this week to the highest level in 15 months while one-year adjustable rate mortgages climbed to the highest level in 4½ years. Analysts expect rising mortgage rates to cool the booming housing market in coming months.

Optimism rises with the weekend forecast
Fishermen blame Strom Thurmond Lake's tough fishing conditions, lack of schooling fish and a steady bite on the full moon and high blue skies, but remain optimistic going into the weekend.

Optimism rises with the weekend forecast
Fishermen blame Strom Thurmond Lake's tough fishing conditions, lack of schooling fish and a steady bite on the full moon and high blue skies, but remain optimistic going into the weekend.

Lively's late catch earns him a trip to the Classic
Just 10 minutes remained in 12-year-old Anthony Lively's fishing day Oct. 8 on Lake Sinclair when he cast his soft plastic Senko lure into a likely spot and a 3.97-pound bass struck it.

Lively's late catch earns him a trip to the Classic
Just 10 minutes remained in 12-year-old Anthony Lively's fishing day Oct. 8 on Lake Sinclair when he cast his soft plastic Senko lure into a likely spot and a 3.97-pound bass struck it.

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. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

Optimism rises with the weekend forecast

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. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

Lively's late catch earns him a trip to the Classic

Protect your pest-vulnerable flowering bulbs
Nursery folk are fond of saying "the best spring flower gardens begin in the fall," but try telling that to the squirrels and other wild things foraging in your yard.

Landscape bursts with life, interest from color
To most of us, color is an important characteristic of home landscaping.

Landscape bursts with life, interest from color
To most of us, color is an important characteristic of home landscaping.

Protect your pest-vulnerable flowering bulbs

Landscape bursts with life, interest from color

Protect your pest-vulnerable flowering bulbs
Nursery folk are fond of saying "the best spring flower gardens begin in the fall," but try telling that to the squirrels and other wild things foraging in your yard.

Disney on the verge of missing star power
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Moments after the Funai Classic at Disney was suspended because of storms Friday, Tiger Woods unleashed his fury.

Haas leads a group of players scrambling for their jobs

Disney on the verge of missing star power

Haas leads a group of players scrambling for their jobs
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - One look at the leaderboard Thursday in the Funai Classic made it abundantly clear who had work on their mind at Disney's sprawling amusement Mecca, with no greater example than Hunter Haas.

Haas leads a group of players scrambling for their jobs
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - One look at the leaderboard Thursday in the Funai Classic made it abundantly clear who had work on their mind at Disney's sprawling amusement Mecca, with no greater example than Hunter Haas.

Disney on the verge of missing star power
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Moments after the Funai Classic at Disney was suspended because of storms Friday, Tiger Woods unleashed his fury.

Devils clinch region in rout

Prep Power Poll

A Thorough Beating

Coaches Confidential

Tigers use rout to get over loss

Razorbacks have right formula for winning season

Radio schedule

Bulldogs trounce Spartans at home

Laney buries Josey

Meeks' strong game lifts Lions to victory

Barnwell clinches region crown

Prep Football Key Matchups

Razorbacks kick way to playoffs

Prep Football Schedule

Knights can't slow Braves

Yellow Jackets' star has much to celebrate

Paying respect

Player of the Week

Rebels hammer Devils to clinch region crown

Knights can't slow Braves
Darius Marshall rushed for 197 yards and three touchdowns to lead Baldwin to the Region 2-AAAA victory.

A Thorough Beating
AIKEN - Dan Pippin was worried. How would South Aiken respond after last week's triple-overtime loss at Lexington?

Barnwell clinches region crown
BARNWELL, S.C. - The Barnwell Warhorses withstood a 14-point second-half rally by Silver Bluff to gain a 17-14 win before a standing-room only crowd at W.W. Carter Stadium.

Barnwell clinches region crown
BARNWELL, S.C. - The Barnwell Warhorses withstood a 14-point second-half rally by Silver Bluff to gain a 17-14 win before a standing-room only crowd at W.W. Carter Stadium.

Laney buries Josey
It has become a morbid tradition at Josey. At a pep rally the day before the Eagles' annual city rivalry with Laney, a student lies in a casket, symbolizing the school about to bury the Wildcats.

Bulldogs trounce Spartans at home
THOMSON - Glenn Hills had last night's game against Thomson circled on the calendar from the start of the season.

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. A first-place vote is worth 10 points; a 10th-place vote is worth one point. First-place votes are in parentheses.

Player of the Week
LAST WEEK: Malchow was about as effective as one player could be in leading his team to a 47-21 win at Georgia Military. He ran for 154 yards and touchdowns of 15, 40 and 43 yards. He completed seven of 10 passes for 102 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown pass. But the two-way standout also racked up six tackles, including one tackle for a loss and two fumble recoveries. No truth to the rumor he drove the team bus, too.

Yellow Jackets' star has much to celebrate
North Augusta linebacker Marcus Jackson has two birthdays. He was born April 13, 1988.

Prep Football Key Matchups
LANEY (7-1) At josey (0-8)

Razorbacks have right formula for winning season
It's part of the manual of covering the hot area high school team. Questions must be asked. Notes taken. Statistics tabulated. And a picture of the coach and the team's top players is needed.

Yellow Jackets' star has much to celebrate
North Augusta linebacker Marcus Jackson has two birthdays. He was born April 13, 1988.

Bulldogs trounce Spartans at home
THOMSON - Glenn Hills had last night's game against Thomson circled on the calendar from the start of the season.

Tigers use rout to get over loss
WASHINGTON, Ga. - The Aquinas football program has come a long way in two years, but not nearly as far as Wilkes County.

Radio schedule
- 7:05 p.m.-Jefferson County at South Effingham (WPEH-FM 92.1, WPEH-AM 1420)

Prep Football Key Matchups
LANEY (7-1) At josey (0-8)

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

Prep Football Key Matchups
LANEY (7-1) At josey (0-8)

Razorbacks kick way to playoffs
Wesley Brown drilled an extra point through the uprights in the second overtime period as Cross Creek dodged a bullet and defeated Hephzibah 28-27 on Friday night at Rebel Stadium.

Radio schedule
- 7:05 p.m.-Jefferson County at South Effingham (WPEH-FM 92.1, WPEH-AM 1420)

Devils clinch region in rout
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - This sort of thing around this time of year is hardly news. But it doesn't make it any less impressive.

Razorbacks have right formula for winning season
It's part of the manual of covering the hot area high school team. Questions must be asked. Notes taken. Statistics tabulated. And a picture of the coach and the team's top players is needed.

Meeks' strong game lifts Lions to victory
A capacity homecoming crowd saw an offensive outburst in Friday night's 42-34 Augusta Christian win against Hammond.

Coaches Confidential
Question 1: What's one area school that can do more with its talent?

Knights can't slow Braves
Darius Marshall rushed for 197 yards and three touchdowns to lead Baldwin to the Region 2-AAAA victory.

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. A first-place vote is worth 10 points; a 10th-place vote is worth one point. First-place votes are in parentheses.

Tigers use rout to get over loss
WASHINGTON, Ga. - The Aquinas football program has come a long way in two years, but not nearly as far as Wilkes County.

Paying respect
The T.W. Josey High School mascot looks over the body of a Laney Wildcat, who is really Josey junior Curtis Proctor, at the Roundtree Athletic Complex.

Laney buries Josey
It has become a morbid tradition at Josey. At a pep rally the day before the Eagles' annual city rivalry with Laney, a student lies in a casket, symbolizing the school about to bury the Wildcats.

Player of the Week
LAST WEEK: Malchow was about as effective as one player could be in leading his team to a 47-21 win at Georgia Military. He ran for 154 yards and touchdowns of 15, 40 and 43 yards. He completed seven of 10 passes for 102 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown pass. But the two-way standout also racked up six tackles, including one tackle for a loss and two fumble recoveries. No truth to the rumor he drove the team bus, too.

Paying respect
The T.W. Josey High School mascot looks over the body of a Laney Wildcat, who is really Josey junior Curtis Proctor, at the Roundtree Athletic Complex.

Coaches Confidential
Question 1: What's one area school that can do more with its talent?

Devils clinch region in rout
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - This sort of thing around this time of year is hardly news. But it doesn't make it any less impressive.

Rebels hammer Devils to clinch region crown
COLUMBIA - It was supposed to be a heated region battle for Strom Thurmond. If it was, it was the sort of heat that comes out of the automatic hand dryer in the men's room.

A Thorough Beating
AIKEN - Dan Pippin was worried. How would South Aiken respond after last week's triple-overtime loss at Lexington?

Razorbacks kick way to playoffs
Wesley Brown drilled an extra point through the uprights in the second overtime period as Cross Creek dodged a bullet and defeated Hephzibah 28-27 on Friday night at Rebel Stadium.

Meeks' strong game lifts Lions to victory
A capacity homecoming crowd saw an offensive outburst in Friday night's 42-34 Augusta Christian win against Hammond.

Rebels hammer Devils to clinch region crown
COLUMBIA - It was supposed to be a heated region battle for Strom Thurmond. If it was, it was the sort of heat that comes out of the automatic hand dryer in the men's room.

Monday landfall predicted for Florida
KEY WEST, Fla. - Most of the tourists fled the Florida Keys, but some residents of the island chain didn't seem in a hurry to evacuate as the powerful but slow-moving Hurricane Wilma closed in on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

Wilma drenches Cancun; thousands evacuated
CANCUN, Mexico - Hurricane Wilma weakened slightly Thursday as it roared toward Mexico's Yucatan peninsula and southern Florida, an "extremely dangerous" storm that already has killed 13 people and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands from Honduras to the Florida Keys.

People put thoughts about Katrina in writing
A high school senior, displaced by Hurricane Katrina, sits down to write about the journey that brought her from the chaotic shelter at the New Orleans Superdome to Tulsa, Okla., where she still feels lost and alone.

NOAA hurricane hunters fly into the eye
IN THE EYE OF HURRICANE WILMA - When the pilot turns on the "Fasten Seat Belts" sign in this plane, it's not a good idea to linger.

People put thoughts about Katrina in writing
A high school senior, displaced by Hurricane Katrina, sits down to write about the journey that brought her from the chaotic shelter at the New Orleans Superdome to Tulsa, Okla., where she still feels lost and alone.

Florida Keys residents flee Wilma
KEY WEST, Fla. - Florida Keys residents were urged Friday to follow tourists in fleeing the island chain as the powerful Hurricane Wilma made an agonizingly slow approach to the state. Many people in the Naples area were also told they should start leaving because of the Category 4 hurricane.

Wilma lashes Mexico; thousands of tourists stranded
CANCUN, Mexico - The fearsome core of Hurricane Wilma slammed into the island of Cozumel on Friday, starting a long, grinding march across Mexico's resort-studded coastline, where thousands of stranded tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel ballrooms.

Monday landfall predicted for Florida
KEY WEST, Fla. - Most of the tourists fled the Florida Keys, but some residents of the island chain didn't seem in a hurry to evacuate as the powerful but slow-moving Hurricane Wilma closed in on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

Florida governor declares state of emergency
NAPLES, Fla. - The governor declared a state of emergency Thursday ahead of approaching Hurricane Wilma, but the state got a little breathing room when the storm's slower pace postponed its likely landfall.

Wilma lashes Mexico; thousands of tourists stranded
CANCUN, Mexico - The fearsome core of Hurricane Wilma slammed into the island of Cozumel on Friday, starting a long, grinding march across Mexico's resort-studded coastline, where thousands of stranded tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel ballrooms.

Florida governor declares state of emergency
NAPLES, Fla. - The governor declared a state of emergency Thursday ahead of approaching Hurricane Wilma, but the state got a little breathing room when the storm's slower pace postponed its likely landfall.

NOAA hurricane hunters fly into the eye
IN THE EYE OF HURRICANE WILMA - When the pilot turns on the "Fasten Seat Belts" sign in this plane, it's not a good idea to linger.

Florida Keys residents flee Wilma
KEY WEST, Fla. - Florida Keys residents were urged Friday to follow tourists in fleeing the island chain as the powerful Hurricane Wilma made an agonizingly slow approach to the state. Many people in the Naples area were also told they should start leaving because of the Category 4 hurricane.

Wilma drenches Cancun; thousands evacuated
CANCUN, Mexico - Hurricane Wilma weakened slightly Thursday as it roared toward Mexico's Yucatan peninsula and southern Florida, an "extremely dangerous" storm that already has killed 13 people and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands from Honduras to the Florida Keys.

Co-workers use cell phones to keep conversations a secret
What a lot we lost when we stopped writing letters. You can't reread a phone call.

Co-workers use cell phones to keep conversations a secret
What a lot we lost when we stopped writing letters. You can't reread a phone call.

Where is the real justice in Augusta?
Charles Walker: convicted-on-all-counts felon, yet he's still a free man?Randy Potter, Augusta

Rejecting voter ID law was right
Oh, what anger The Chronicle expressed in its editorial of Oct. 20 toward Judge Harold Murphy, who the newspaper claims single-handedly destroyed the voter ID law that Republicans, including state Rep. Sue Burmeister, R-Augusta, carefully crafted to prevent minorities, seniors and the poor from voting.Lowell Greenbaum, Augusta

Introducing Miers the evangelical

Augusta government is dysfunctional

Introducing Miers the evangelical
President Bush has become more of a problem than a solution when it comes to religion and abortion. Cliff Henning, Graniteville, S.C.

Volunteers made home tour a success
As co-chairman of this year's 28th Annual Summerville Tour of Homes, I would like to thank Features Editor Tharon Giddens, correspondent Charmain Brackett and photographer Andrew Tucker for showcasing the Summerville Tour of Homes in the Oct. 16 Today's Home section of The Augusta Chronicle.Ginger Nicholson, Augusta

Rejecting voter ID law was right
Oh, what anger The Chronicle expressed in its editorial of Oct. 20 toward Judge Harold Murphy, who the newspaper claims single-handedly destroyed the voter ID law that Republicans, including state Rep. Sue Burmeister, R-Augusta, carefully crafted to prevent minorities, seniors and the poor from voting.Lowell Greenbaum, Augusta

Augusta government is dysfunctional
I see the Augusta commissioners are saying that if you vote down the sales tax, we will raise your property taxes. Don Matthews, Augusta

Introducing Miers the evangelical
President Bush has become more of a problem than a solution when it comes to religion and abortion. Cliff Henning, Graniteville, S.C.

Volunteers made home tour a success
As co-chairman of this year's 28th Annual Summerville Tour of Homes, I would like to thank Features Editor Tharon Giddens, correspondent Charmain Brackett and photographer Andrew Tucker for showcasing the Summerville Tour of Homes in the Oct. 16 Today's Home section of The Augusta Chronicle.Ginger Nicholson, Augusta

Rejecting voter ID law was right

Volunteers made home tour a success

Where is the real justice in Augusta?

Where is the real justice in Augusta?
Charles Walker: convicted-on-all-counts felon, yet he's still a free man?Randy Potter, Augusta

Augusta government is dysfunctional
I see the Augusta commissioners are saying that if you vote down the sales tax, we will raise your property taxes. Don Matthews, Augusta

Bill Clinton teams with SpongeBob to fight obesity

Living briefs

Toyota recalling Scion tC over shattering wind deflector

Awards go to creative designers

Fewer clothing options for men of small stature

Antibacterial soaps scrutinized by FDA panel

Ken considers makeover to win back Barbie

St. John steps out with creative classics

Bill Clinton teams with SpongeBob to fight obesity
NEW YORK - Bill Clinton is teaming with SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer in a campaign to nudge kids to eat healthy foods and to get up off the couch and move, the former president and Nickelodeon television executives announced Thursday.

Ken considers makeover to win back Barbie
NEW YORK - Apparently Ken still isn't over Barbie. Almost two years after the closely watched celebrity couple split after a 43-year romance, Ken is considering a makeover in an effort to win his doll baby back.

St. John steps out with creative classics
LOS ANGELES - Wide leather belts and white fedoras marked St. John's runway debut Thursday night as the venerable knitwear company showcased its spring 2006 styles to cap off L.A. Fashion Week.

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

Ken considers makeover to win back Barbie
NEW YORK - Apparently Ken still isn't over Barbie. Almost two years after the closely watched celebrity couple split after a 43-year romance, Ken is considering a makeover in an effort to win his doll baby back.

Fewer clothing options for men of small stature
It's not just a man's world out there; it's a big man's world.

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

Toyota recalling Scion tC over shattering wind deflector
WASHINGTON - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling some models of the Scion tC amid reports that a glass wind deflector, located near the moonroof, may shatter when struck by road debris.

Bill Clinton teams with SpongeBob to fight obesity
NEW YORK - Bill Clinton is teaming with SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer in a campaign to nudge kids to eat healthy foods and to get up off the couch and move, the former president and Nickelodeon television executives announced Thursday.

Antibacterial soaps scrutinized by FDA panel
SILVER SPRING, Md. - Antibacterial soaps and body washes in the household aren't any more effective in reducing illness than regular soap, and could potentially contribute to bacterial resistance to antibiotics, experts told a government advisory panel Thursday.

Awards go to creative designers
NEW YORK - It's all about design - from a scarf to the viewing platforms at ground zero to signs for the Chicago Bears and even recycled underwear.

Fewer clothing options for men of small stature
It's not just a man's world out there; it's a big man's world.

Awards go to creative designers
NEW YORK - It's all about design - from a scarf to the viewing platforms at ground zero to signs for the Chicago Bears and even recycled underwear.

Antibacterial soaps scrutinized by FDA panel
SILVER SPRING, Md. - Antibacterial soaps and body washes in the household aren't any more effective in reducing illness than regular soap, and could potentially contribute to bacterial resistance to antibiotics, experts told a government advisory panel Thursday.

Toyota recalling Scion tC over shattering wind deflector
WASHINGTON - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling some models of the Scion tC amid reports that a glass wind deflector, located near the moonroof, may shatter when struck by road debris.

St. John steps out with creative classics
LOS ANGELES - Wide leather belts and white fedoras marked St. John's runway debut Thursday night as the venerable knitwear company showcased its spring 2006 styles to cap off L.A. Fashion Week.

Lynx expect changes will do them good
New coach, new general manager, new rules, new division.

By The Rules
The ECHL has instituted five new rules for the 2005-06 season. Here's a look at what each rule states, and an explanation by Lynx coach Bob Ferguson.

Lynx expect changes will do them good
New coach, new general manager, new rules, new division.

Kotyk, Lynx stop Stingrays in win
The Augusta Lynx lost starting goaltender Jason Wolfe less than a minute into the second period of Friday's season-opener against the South Carolina Stingrays when he went down trying to stop a shot from Brad Parsons.

Kotyk, Lynx stop Stingrays in win

Back from the brink

Back from the brink
Not once has a team under Bob Ferguson's control failed to reach the playoffs.

By The Rules

Back from the brink
Not once has a team under Bob Ferguson's control failed to reach the playoffs.

Lynx expect changes will do them good

The Roster
Here's the roster for the Augusta Lynx:

The Roster
Here's the roster for the Augusta Lynx:

Kotyk, Lynx stop Stingrays in win
The Augusta Lynx lost starting goaltender Jason Wolfe less than a minute into the second period of Friday's season-opener against the South Carolina Stingrays when he went down trying to stop a shot from Brad Parsons.

By The Rules
The ECHL has instituted five new rules for the 2005-06 season. Here's a look at what each rule states, and an explanation by Lynx coach Bob Ferguson.

The Roster

Katrina pushes portable prices
The demand for temporary structures in the Gulf Coast region after Hurricane Katrina is costing Columbia County taxpayers.

Schools promise to call back
Richmond County school board members say they're getting the message: Parents want answers and school officials should provide them.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

No tax money for Big Easy, senator says
Federal aid to rebuild New Orleans needs to be reconsidered, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss told a local audience Friday.

Candidates answer to forum
Questions at the East Augusta Neighborhood Association's candidate forum Thursday ran the gamut from those aimed at District 1 commission candidate Robert DeMello about his run-ins with the law to Augusta's image to the fate of the special purpose sales tax program at the ballot box in November.

Changes in zoning get first approval
AIKEN - A developer has plans to make the city's Park Avenue as sought-after as its Monopoly game counterpart.

Candidates answer to forum
Questions at the East Augusta Neighborhood Association's candidate forum Thursday ran the gamut from those aimed at District 1 commission candidate Robert DeMello about his run-ins with the law to Augusta's image to the fate of the special purpose sales tax program at the ballot box in November.

Louisiana put doctor to the test
John C. Keel remembers flying over the flooded Louisiana coast and spotting cows on high ground surrounded by floodwaters from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Blog porn link revives quarrel
WOODBINE, Ga. - Camden County Commissioner Sandy Feller apologized this week for pornographic links on his Web log, or blog, and said he has instituted monitoring that will prevent a recurrence.

Day drains Augusta's neighbors
It takes John West about 45 minutes each workday to make his commute to Augusta from his home in Appling. A new survey by the U.S. Census Bureau suggests he is among many Columbia County residents making the trip east during the work week.

Rants and Raves
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Schools tighten police hiring
Hoping to keep any more former police officers with spotty pasts from landing jobs in campus security, the Richmond County school system will tweak its hiring process so that all new recruits have a former supervisor vouching for them.

Evacuees look to leave hotel, stay in Augusta
With more than 100 evacuees from hurricanes Katrina and Rita still living in limbo at Ramada Plaza Hotel, Augusta's American Red Cross chapter has been sorting out what to do if even more families pour into the city in the wake of Wilma.

Victim's sister shares grief at sentencing
An Augusta man convicted recently of murdering a man three years ago was sentenced Friday to life in prison.

Evacuees look to leave hotel, stay in Augusta

Father questions rape charge
Weeks away from a year's deployment to Iraq, Army Staff Sgt. Reginald Rice Jr. had hoped to come back to Augusta next weekend to see his son's final high school football game.

Across the region
ATHENS, GA. - An Oconee County woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and could face 20 years in prison in the slaying of her boyfriend outside their mobile home Dec. 18, 2004.

Gulf storms dry up help for local needy
Although the urgency of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita relief efforts has faded, organizations distributing meals to Augusta's needy are still dealing with the unanticipated costs of caring for hurricane evacuees living in the Garden City.

Kid of the Day
Zachary Aiden Larsen is today's Kid of the Day.

Teacher faces jail in sex case
WAYCROSS, Ga. - A former Ware County High School teacher has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after being convicted of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female student.

Memorial Health severs Chopra ties for growth
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Say goodbye to the guru.

Man who regained post faces charges
A Richmond County judge issued an arrest warrant for battery Friday against an employee of Augusta Animal Services who lost his job over a dispute over a puppy and then regained the position.

Pupils learn about "goo" at Fort Discovery
Rolling the slime back and forth in a plastic bag, Colby Jenkins, 5, said the substance felt like a "squishy mashed potato."

Changes in zoning get first approval
AIKEN - A developer has plans to make the city's Park Avenue as sought-after as its Monopoly game counterpart.

Council decides to accept SRS fee
AIKEN - The Aiken County Council, which declined earlier this year to accept the U.S. Department of Energy's payment for land at Savannah River Site in hopes of increasing the amount, has decided to take the money while it's still available.

Kid of the Day
Ja'Qujuan Perkins is today's Kid of the Day.

Program keeps youth off street, on campus
AIKEN - As a member of the Schofield Strings, Lauren Hightower said she gets to enjoy Mozart instead of the danger she might encounter on the streets.

News you can use
Today in regional history:

Man could get life term for carjacking at post
A federal court jury convicted a Hephzibah man Thursday of carjacking a mother and child at Fort Gordon.

In honor of victory
Jim Nord (left), Tom Smyth and Sudie Lea O'Conner change ringers at Church of the Good Shepherd to celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of Vice Adm. Horatio Nelson's defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Trafalgar.

Halloween food drive begins Saturday
A Halloween-themed food drive returns Saturday for nine area counties.

Riders use bus to save
Car problems originally prompted Sara Kennedy to start riding the bus in the spring.

Woman seeks sentence cut
A woman who played a role in a $300,000-plus racketeering scheme at the Augusta Richmond-County garage was back in court Thursday seeking a sentence reduction.

Officials delay development vote
The Columbia County Planning Commission voted unanimously to table the vote on the application for the second phase of Riverwood Plantation off Washington Road.

Gulf storms dry up help for local needy
Although the urgency of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita relief efforts has faded, organizations distributing meals to Augusta's needy are still dealing with the unanticipated costs of caring for hurricane evacuees living in the Garden City.

UGA seeks recovery of Katrina-relief costs

Across the area
A Monetta, S.C., man was found guilty Thursday of molesting a girl last year and sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Soldiers' lives remembered at memorial walk
HINESVILLE, Ga. - As a senior enlisted officer, 1st Sgt. Alan Gifford didn't have to be in a tank patrolling Baghdad's streets.

News you can use
Events scheduled for this week include:

Quilters display creative stitches
By the time Judy Lockhart had moved from her home in North Augusta to Oxford, east of Atlanta, she had already began stitching together the first few pastel squares of a new quilt.

UGA seeks recovery of Katrina-relief costs
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia's budget has taken a hit of more than $600,000 from Hurricane Katrina, UGA administrators said Wednesday.

Kid of the Day

Proposals on tuition might be renewed
ATLANTA - A task force set up by former Chancellor Tom Meredith crafted a group of recommendations that could have led to significantly higher college costs for students at all of Georgia's 35 colleges and universities.

Across the region

Halloween food drive begins Saturday
A Halloween-themed food drive returns Saturday for nine area counties.

Group shares agenda

Woman seeks sentence cut
A woman who played a role in a $300,000-plus racketeering scheme at the Augusta Richmond-County garage was back in court Thursday seeking a sentence reduction.

Across the area

News you can use
Today in regional history:

Quilters display creative stitches

Riders use bus to save
Car problems originally prompted Sara Kennedy to start riding the bus in the spring.

Across the area
In circuit court Friday, a 27-year-old Aiken man pleaded guilty to assault and battery with intent to kill.

Officials delay development vote
The Columbia County Planning Commission voted unanimously to table the vote on the application for the second phase of Riverwood Plantation off Washington Road.

No tax money for Big Easy, senator says
Federal aid to rebuild New Orleans needs to be reconsidered, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss told a local audience Friday.

Road work might be done earlier
Improvements proposed for the Interstate 20 and Bobby Jones Expressway interchange might occur two years earlier than originally planned.

Correction
- In the Oct. 20 Richmond County Neighbors, the Around the Block should have stated that The Pieceful Hearts Quilters Guild will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at North Augusta Riverview Park Activities Center, 100 Riverview Drive.

More teens will face charges
A day after two Greenbrier football players were indicted on a variety of sex charges, four other students, including three girls listed previously as victims in the case, faced new charges, authorities said Thursday.

Gulf storms dry up help for local needy

Pupils learn about "goo" at Fort Discovery
Rolling the slime back and forth in a plastic bag, Colby Jenkins, 5, said the substance felt like a "squishy mashed potato."

Man could get life term for carjacking at post
A federal court jury convicted a Hephzibah man Thursday of carjacking a mother and child at Fort Gordon.

Kid of the Day
Zachary Aiden Larsen is today's Kid of the Day.

Council decides to accept SRS fee
AIKEN - The Aiken County Council, which declined earlier this year to accept the U.S. Department of Energy's payment for land at Savannah River Site in hopes of increasing the amount, has decided to take the money while it's still available.

UGA seeks recovery of Katrina-relief costs
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia's budget has taken a hit of more than $600,000 from Hurricane Katrina, UGA administrators said Wednesday.

News you can use
Events scheduled for this week include:

Louisiana put doctor to the test
John C. Keel remembers flying over the flooded Louisiana coast and spotting cows on high ground surrounded by floodwaters from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

News you can use

Father questions rape charge
Weeks away from a year's deployment to Iraq, Army Staff Sgt. Reginald Rice Jr. had hoped to come back to Augusta next weekend to see his son's final high school football game.

Katrina pushes portable prices
The demand for temporary structures in the Gulf Coast region after Hurricane Katrina is costing Columbia County taxpayers.

Man who regained post faces charges
A Richmond County judge issued an arrest warrant for battery Friday against an employee of Augusta Animal Services who lost his job over a dispute over a puppy and then regained the position.

Group shares agenda
Legislation that would create a power of attorney for grandparents to act on behalf of their grandchildren tops the list of legislative priorities of advocates for the aging, said Judy Gill, the president of the CSRA Coalition of Advocates for the Aging.

Victim's sister shares grief at sentencing
An Augusta man convicted recently of murdering a man three years ago was sentenced Friday to life in prison.

Louisiana put doctor to the test

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Schools tighten police hiring

Road work might be done earlier

Cox turns down request to resign

Schools tighten police hiring
Hoping to keep any more former police officers with spotty pasts from landing jobs in campus security, the Richmond County school system will tweak its hiring process so that all new recruits have a former supervisor vouching for them.

News you can use

Cox turns down request to resign
ATLANTA - A member of the State Elections Board called on Secretary of State Cathy Cox to resign during a meeting of the panel Friday.

Father questions rape charge

Across the region
COLUMBUS, GA. - A 63-year-old retired house painter died from complications related to West Nile virus, the first known death from the mosquito-born disease in Georgia this year.

Man who regained post faces charges

Soldiers' lives remembered at memorial walk

Day drains Augusta's neighbors
It takes John West about 45 minutes each workday to make his commute to Augusta from his home in Appling. A new survey by the U.S. Census Bureau suggests he is among many Columbia County residents making the trip east during the work week.

Day drains Augusta's neighbors

Teacher faces jail in sex case

Police chase ends with suspect shot
A man is being treated at Medical College of Georgia Hospital after being shot by Columbia County officers during a chase tonight.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

4-year-old falls at mall
A 4-year-old who fell from the second floor to the first at an Augusta Mall department store Saturday was rushed to Medical College of Georgia Hospital but suffered only minor injuries.

Correction

Pupils learn about "goo" at Fort Discovery

Changes in zoning get first approval

Kid of the Day

Katrina pushes portable prices

In honor of victory

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

No tax money for Big Easy, senator says

More teens will face charges
A day after two Greenbrier football players were indicted on a variety of sex charges, four other students, including three girls listed previously as victims in the case, faced new charges, authorities said Thursday.

Officials delay development vote

Program keeps youth off street, on campus
AIKEN - As a member of the Schofield Strings, Lauren Hightower said she gets to enjoy Mozart instead of the danger she might encounter on the streets.

Riders use bus to save

Schools promise to call back
Richmond County school board members say they're getting the message: Parents want answers and school officials should provide them.

More teens will face charges

Blog porn link revives quarrel
WOODBINE, Ga. - Camden County Commissioner Sandy Feller apologized this week for pornographic links on his Web log, or blog, and said he has instituted monitoring that will prevent a recurrence.

Proposals on tuition might be renewed

Memorial Health severs Chopra ties for growth
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Say goodbye to the guru.

Schools promise to call back

Proposals on tuition might be renewed
ATLANTA - A task force set up by former Chancellor Tom Meredith crafted a group of recommendations that could have led to significantly higher college costs for students at all of Georgia's 35 colleges and universities.

Across the area

Election board member calls on Cox to resign
ATLANTA -- A member of the State Elections Board called on Secretary of State Cathy Cox to resign during a meeting of the panel Friday.

Program keeps youth off street, on campus

Candidates answer to forum

Victim's sister shares grief at sentencing

Group shares agenda
Legislation that would create a power of attorney for grandparents to act on behalf of their grandchildren tops the list of legislative priorities of advocates for the aging, said Judy Gill, the president of the CSRA Coalition of Advocates for the Aging.

Halloween food drive begins Saturday

Man could get life term for carjacking at post

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

In honor of victory
Jim Nord (left), Tom Smyth and Sudie Lea O'Conner change ringers at Church of the Good Shepherd to celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of Vice Adm. Horatio Nelson's defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Trafalgar.

Memorial Health severs Chopra ties for growth

Correction
- In the Oct. 20 Richmond County Neighbors, the Around the Block should have stated that The Pieceful Hearts Quilters Guild will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at North Augusta Riverview Park Activities Center, 100 Riverview Drive.

Blog porn link revives quarrel

Cox turns down request to resign
ATLANTA - A member of the State Elections Board called on Secretary of State Cathy Cox to resign during a meeting of the panel Friday.

Evacuees look to leave hotel, stay in Augusta
With more than 100 evacuees from hurricanes Katrina and Rita still living in limbo at Ramada Plaza Hotel, Augusta's American Red Cross chapter has been sorting out what to do if even more families pour into the city in the wake of Wilma.

Teacher faces jail in sex case
WAYCROSS, Ga. - A former Ware County High School teacher has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after being convicted of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female student.

Council decides to accept SRS fee

Soldiers' lives remembered at memorial walk
HINESVILLE, Ga. - As a senior enlisted officer, 1st Sgt. Alan Gifford didn't have to be in a tank patrolling Baghdad's streets.

Across the region

Kid of the Day
Ja'Qujuan Perkins is today's Kid of the Day.

Road work might be done earlier
Improvements proposed for the Interstate 20 and Bobby Jones Expressway interchange might occur two years earlier than originally planned.

Quilters display creative stitches
By the time Judy Lockhart had moved from her home in North Augusta to Oxford, east of Atlanta, she had already began stitching together the first few pastel squares of a new quilt.

Woman seeks sentence cut

In this corner, Rocky - again

In this corner, Rocky - again
Face the facts, Sly, the Eye of the Tiger just isn't as appealing when it's wearing bifocals.

In this corner, Rocky - again
Face the facts, Sly, the Eye of the Tiger just isn't as appealing when it's wearing bifocals.

Rudd not talking about plans

Rudd not talking about plans
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - After a solid qualifying lap put him on the outside of the front row for Sunday's Subway 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Ricky Rudd knew the questions about his future were coming.

Rudd not talking about plans
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - After a solid qualifying lap put him on the outside of the front row for Sunday's Subway 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Ricky Rudd knew the questions about his future were coming.

Burleson expected to return to Vikings offense

Return specialist ready for Jets

Mrs. Ruth Bowman West    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Paula R. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Jenkins    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Rodnick Patterson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Major Ret. Forster R. Farmer    (RALEIGH, N.C.)

Mrs. Jewel Price    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy L. Ruth    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Maybelle R. Price    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Pete J. Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Willie M. Mitchell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rodnick Patterson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice McCant    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary G. Towe    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Alfred Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois D. Hightower    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye Lu Miller    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. John Henry Hanley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Major Ret. Forster R. Farmer    (RALEIGH, N.C.)

Mr. Lloyd E. Gomes    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Willie J. Bagwell    (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillie Gary    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Moses Simpkins    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Miss June Rozier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Jenkins    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy King    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Pete J. Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary G. Towe    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Willie "Snake" Mitchell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Calvin Lockhart    (CANCUN, Mexico)

Mrs. Paula R. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy King    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Moses Simpkins    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Major Ret. Forster R. Farmer    (RALEIGH, N.C.)

Mrs. Jewel Price    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dotty Edeburn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizer Campfield    (NEW YORK)

Mr. Kennel Dreighton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Hildegard Glasgow    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Gabriella Marie Deckert    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Kennel Dreighton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Flora Daniels    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. June Byrnes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia P. Cooper    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Willie "Snake" Mitchell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Cartledge    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Albert Williams    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Miss June Rozier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Williams    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Lawton, Jr.    (NEW YORK, N.Y.)

Mr. Lawton "Joe" Torbert    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Hildegard Glasgow    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa J. Adkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kennel Dreighton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil D. Bowden    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy L. Ruth    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizer Campfield    (NEW YORK)

Ms. Annie M. Adams    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Pete J. Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Willie "Snake" Mitchell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Cartledge    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. June Byrnes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye Lu Miller    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Curtis McCord, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Lawton, Jr.    (NEW YORK, N.Y.)

Mrs. Rosie Lee Jackson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby M. Lewis    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Williams    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia P. Cooper    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Williams    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Flora Daniels    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sallie S. Wilson    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Pete J. Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary G. Towe    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizer Campfield    (NEW YORK)

Mr. John Thomas, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Cecil D. Bowden    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Diane Simpkins    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosa J. Adkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss June Rozier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lawton "Joe" Torbert    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Rodnick Patterson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Gabriella Marie Deckert    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Lawton, Jr.    (NEW YORK, N.Y.)

Mr. Kennel Dreighton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Edith H. Kelley    (NEWINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dotty Edeburn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Meerhis Hollows    (TAVARES, Fla.)

Major Ret. Forster R. Farmer    (RALEIGH, N.C.)

Mrs. Lillian G. Franklin    (NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillie Gary    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dotty Edeburn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lloyd E. Gomes    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia P. Cooper    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. John Henry Hanley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizer Campfield    (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Lois D. Hightower    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Bowman West    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Annie M. Adams    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy King    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Sallie S. Wilson    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Lawton, Jr.    (NEW YORK, N.Y.)

Mrs. Mary G. Towe    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosie Lee Jackson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. John Thomas, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby M. Lewis    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Diane Simpkins    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Calvin Lockhart    (CANCUN, Mexico)

Mrs. Jewel Price    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye Lu Miller    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye Lu Miller    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice McCant    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Edith H. Kelley    (NEWINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Curtis McCord, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Meerhis Hollows    (TAVARES, Fla.)

Mr. Willie M. Mitchell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian G. Franklin    (NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mr. Rodnick Patterson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Dotty Edeburn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jewel Price    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia P. Cooper    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Maybelle R. Price    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Miss June Rozier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy King    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizer Campfield (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Dorothy L. Ruth (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie J. Bagwell (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillie Gary (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Moses Simpkins (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Jim Cartledge (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Kennel Dreighton (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosie Lee Jackson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Pete J. Carroll (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Curtis McCord, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. June Byrnes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy King (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Annie M. Adams (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Flora Daniels (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kennel Dreighton (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Rodnick Patterson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Meerhis Hollows (TAVARES, Fla.)

Major Ret. Forster R. Farmer (RALEIGH, N.C.)

Mrs. Dotty Edeburn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Diane Simpkins (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Albert Williams (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye Lu Miller (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Williams (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Jenkins (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Lawton "Joe" Torbert (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Willie "Snake" Mitchell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Calvin Lockhart (CANCUN, Mexico)

Mr. Alfred Walker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie M. Mitchell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Gabriella Marie Deckert (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Lloyd E. Gomes (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Edith H. Kelley (NEWINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Pete J. Carroll (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Hildegard Glasgow (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia P. Cooper (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Jewel Price (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jewel Price (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia P. Cooper (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby M. Lewis (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Paula R. Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice McCant (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Ruth Bowman West (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Henry Hanley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizer Campfield (NEW YORK)

Miss June Rozier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Lawton, Jr. (NEW YORK, N.Y.)

Mrs. Lois D. Hightower (EVANS, Ga.)

Major Ret. Forster R. Farmer (RALEIGH, N.C.)

Mr. Cecil D. Bowden (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy King (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Faye Lu Miller (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Rodnick Patterson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Dotty Edeburn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sallie S. Wilson (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary G. Towe (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Miss June Rozier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary G. Towe (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillian G. Franklin (NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mr. John Thomas, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Bennie Lawton, Jr. (NEW YORK, N.Y.)

Mrs. Dorothy L. Ruth (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Maybelle R. Price (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Wolfpack finish off Panthers for area title

Overtime

Wildcats bow out

State's best has enough vs. Cavs

Overtime

Overtime
Leo Mazzone, part of the Atlanta Braves organization since 1979, and the pitching coach since 1990, has agreed to a three-year deal to become pitching coach for the Baltimore Orioles.

Wildcats bow out
Daniel Welsh can take solace that he didn't see the end of his soccer career Thursday at Westminster.

State's best has enough vs. Cavs
MACON, Ga. - Augusta Prep's soccer team couldn't join the party Thursday night.

Overtime
In Zurich, Switzerland, Lindsay Davenport beat Italy's Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Zurich Open.

State's best has enough vs. Cavs
MACON, Ga. - Augusta Prep's soccer team couldn't join the party Thursday night.

Overtime
Leo Mazzone, part of the Atlanta Braves organization since 1979, and the pitching coach since 1990, has agreed to a three-year deal to become pitching coach for the Baltimore Orioles.

Wolfpack finish off Panthers for area title
Greenbrier and Lakeside are no strangers on the volleyball court. Thursday night's Area 2-AAAA Tournament final was the teams' fifth matchup this year.

Overtime
In Zurich, Switzerland, Lindsay Davenport beat Italy's Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Zurich Open.

Wildcats bow out
Daniel Welsh can take solace that he didn't see the end of his soccer career Thursday at Westminster.

Wolfpack finish off Panthers for area title
Greenbrier and Lakeside are no strangers on the volleyball court. Thursday night's Area 2-AAAA Tournament final was the teams' fifth matchup this year.

Return specialist ready for Jets
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - During his last game at the Georgia Dome, Allen Rossum suffered one frustration after another.

Burleson expected to return to Vikings offense
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings are hoping the return of wide receiver Nate Burleson can provide a boost after a poor start and off-the-field distractions.

Burleson expected to return to Vikings offense
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings are hoping the return of wide receiver Nate Burleson can provide a boost after a poor start and off-the-field distractions.

Return specialist ready for Jets
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - During his last game at the Georgia Dome, Allen Rossum suffered one frustration after another.

Pastor's lessons to continue with grant
Paul Gardner found his nemesis in seminary. It was the Greek language.

Ex-wrestler fires up grill to minister to others
Daniel Kaufman, whose secret sauce won first place at an Aiken barbecue contest July Fourth, almost got disqualified for overenthusiasm.

Latin, doomed man inspired priest's work
When Charlie Hughes was a Brooklyn, N.Y., high school student in the 1940s, he prayed to flunk Latin, a surefire sign he wouldn't be a priest.

Pastor's lessons to continue with grant
Paul Gardner found his nemesis in seminary. It was the Greek language.

Faith digest
A workshop for the St. Louis-based Stephen Ministries will be from 9 a.m. to noon today at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way. The Rev. Michael Welch, of Lafayette, Tenn., will cover grief support, lay ministry and Christian care-giving.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send to churchnews@ augustachronicle.com. Send a fax to 722-7403 or mail to Faith Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send to churchnews@ augustachronicle.com. Send a fax to 722-7403 or mail to Faith Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Latin, doomed man inspired priest's work
When Charlie Hughes was a Brooklyn, N.Y., high school student in the 1940s, he prayed to flunk Latin, a surefire sign he wouldn't be a priest.

Faith digest
A workshop for the St. Louis-based Stephen Ministries will be from 9 a.m. to noon today at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way. The Rev. Michael Welch, of Lafayette, Tenn., will cover grief support, lay ministry and Christian care-giving.

Ex-wrestler fires up grill to minister to others
Daniel Kaufman, whose secret sauce won first place at an Aiken barbecue contest July Fourth, almost got disqualified for overenthusiasm.

Sorvino speaks out as miniseries star

Sorvino speaks out as miniseries star
LOS ANGELES - Mira Sorvino is the ambassador for Amnesty International's Stop Violence Against Women program, so she deemed it "a perfect fit" to star in a miniseries about the problem of women forced into sex slavery.

Sorvino speaks out as miniseries star
LOS ANGELES - Mira Sorvino is the ambassador for Amnesty International's Stop Violence Against Women program, so she deemed it "a perfect fit" to star in a miniseries about the problem of women forced into sex slavery.

Village People policeman fails to show up for sentencing

Jeff Daniels says career 'peppered with jerks'

Bill Cosby exhorts parents to set goals for their children

People in the News

Spielberg's Holocaust foundation officially joins USC

Georgia looks to stay on path for SEC title
ATHENS, Ga. - Sitting at the front of the room with a grim, troubled look, Mark Richt sounded like a coach whose team has no chance this week.

Shockley is now adept at ad-lib touchdown passes

Georgia looks to stay on path for SEC title

Georgia banged up heading into Arkansas game
ATHENS, Ga. - There's an old adage that's been applied to both baseball and football: To be strong defensively, a team needs to be strong up the middle.

Shockley is now adept at ad-lib touchdown passes
ATHENS, Ga. - Before this season, Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley offered words of wisdom to the guys that run downfield to catch his passes.

Shockley is now adept at ad-lib touchdown passes
ATHENS, Ga. - Before this season, Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley offered words of wisdom to the guys that run downfield to catch his passes.

Georgia banged up heading into Arkansas game

Georgia banged up heading into Arkansas game
ATHENS, Ga. - There's an old adage that's been applied to both baseball and football: To be strong defensively, a team needs to be strong up the middle.

Georgia looks to stay on path for SEC title
ATHENS, Ga. - Sitting at the front of the room with a grim, troubled look, Mark Richt sounded like a coach whose team has no chance this week.

NOAA hurricane hunters fly into the eye

Florida Keys residents flee Wilma

Monday landfall predicted for Florida

Wilma drenches Cancun; thousands evacuated

Florida governor declares state of emergency

People put thoughts about Katrina in writing

Wilma lashes Mexico; thousands of tourists stranded

Faith Calendar

Ex-wrestler fires up grill to minister to others

Faith digest

Latin, doomed man inspired priest's work

Pastor's lessons to continue with grant