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.

Deal made for Warren Buffett biography

Unlikely pair spices up 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.

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.

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

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
CHICAGO - Roger Clemens is the old stubbly face in a World Series filled with bubbly newcomers.

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.

Co-workers use cell phones to keep conversations a secret

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.

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.

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

Local bank has 12 percent gain

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
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.

Economic activity slips for third consecutive month

S.C. jobless rate higher in September

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.

Industries suffer under weight of diesel costs

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.

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.

Hunt for director narrows

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Stocks off sharply on profit worries

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.

Partridge Inn work will bring new look

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.

Job losses due to Gulf Coast hurricanes total 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.

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.

Toyota scrambling to meet growing hybrid demand

Enforce road project schedules

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.

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

A bad idea on trash

Wrong, but inevitable

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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."

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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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
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

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.

Protect your pest-vulnerable flowering bulbs

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.

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.

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

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.

Razorbacks kick way to playoffs

Bulldogs trounce Spartans at home

Prep Power Poll

Radio schedule

Razorbacks have right formula for winning season

Rebels hammer Devils to clinch region crown

A Thorough Beating

Prep Football Key Matchups

Barnwell clinches region crown

Yellow Jackets' star has much to celebrate

Laney buries Josey

Prep Football Schedule

Tigers use rout to get over loss

Coaches Confidential

Devils clinch region in rout

Player of the Week

Knights can't slow Braves

Paying respect

Meeks' strong game lifts Lions to victory

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Where is the real justice in Augusta?

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

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

Introducing Miers the evangelical

Volunteers made home tour a success

Rejecting voter ID law was right

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

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.

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

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

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

Living briefs

Bill Clinton teams with SpongeBob to fight obesity

Awards go to creative designers

Fewer clothing options for men of small stature

St. John steps out with creative classics

Toyota recalling Scion tC over shattering wind deflector

Antibacterial soaps scrutinized by FDA panel

Ken considers makeover to win back Barbie

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Roster
Here's the roster for the Augusta Lynx:

Kotyk, Lynx stop Stingrays in win

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
Here's the roster for the Augusta Lynx:

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

Back from the brink

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.

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

The Roster

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

Lynx expect changes will do them good

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Events scheduled for this week include:

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Today in regional history:

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.

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.

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

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.

Woman seeks sentence cut

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.

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.

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.

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.

In honor of victory

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.

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

Kid of the Day

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.

Memorial Health severs Chopra ties for growth

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.

No tax money for Big Easy, senator says

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.

Proposals on tuition might be renewed

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.

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.

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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.

Officials delay development vote

Rants and Raves
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UGA seeks recovery of Katrina-relief costs

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.

Evacuees look to leave hotel, stay in Augusta

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.

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.

More teens will face charges

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 area

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.

Program keeps youth off street, on campus

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.

Cox turns down request to resign

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.

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.

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.

Pupils learn about "goo" at Fort Discovery

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.

Road work might be done earlier

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.

Group shares agenda

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.

Victim's sister shares grief at sentencing

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Schools promise to call back

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

News you can use
Today in regional history:

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

News you can use

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

Quilters display creative stitches

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."

Father questions rape charge

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.

Teacher faces jail in sex case

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.

Katrina pushes portable prices

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.

Man who regained post faces charges

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

Gulf storms dry up help for local needy

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

Kid of the Day

Across the region

Soldiers' lives remembered at memorial walk

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.

Correction

Man could get life term for carjacking at post

Louisiana put doctor to the test

Council decides to accept SRS fee

Across the region

Blog porn link revives quarrel

Day drains Augusta's neighbors

Riders use bus to save

Schools tighten police hiring

Halloween food drive begins Saturday

Across the area

Changes in zoning get first approval

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

In this corner, Rocky - again

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

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

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

Mrs. Meerhis Hollows    (TAVARES, Fla.)

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

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

Miss June Rozier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rodnick Patterson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Hildegard Glasgow    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Elizer Campfield    (NEW YORK)

Miss June Rozier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Kennel Dreighton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Albert Williams    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye Lu Miller    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Williams    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dotty Edeburn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Rosa J. Adkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Jewel Price    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jewel Price    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye Lu Miller    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizer Campfield    (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Mamie Jenkins    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. John Henry Hanley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jewel Price    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lloyd E. Gomes    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lillie Gary    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Eunice McCant    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Bowman West    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Cartledge    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Jewel Price    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Flora Daniels    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Calvin Lockhart    (CANCUN, Mexico)

Gabriella Marie Deckert    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Kennel Dreighton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dotty Edeburn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Kennel Dreighton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Miss June Rozier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Gabriella Marie Deckert    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Rodnick Patterson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Flora Daniels    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Jim Cartledge    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Meerhis Hollows    (TAVARES, Fla.)

Mrs. Dotty Edeburn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Dotty Edeburn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye Lu Miller    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Ms. June Byrnes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizer Campfield    (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Ruth Bowman West    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Annie M. Adams    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie J. Bagwell    (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Faye Lu Miller    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Elizer Campfield    (NEW YORK)

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

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

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

Mrs. Rosa J. Adkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Miss June Rozier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Williams    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rodnick Patterson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Williams    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Alfred Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Jenkins    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Gary    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hildegard Glasgow    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Lloyd E. Gomes    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. John Henry Hanley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kennel Dreighton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

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

Ms. June Byrnes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Ms. Annie M. Adams    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosie Lee Jackson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruby M. Lewis    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Calvin Lockhart    (CANCUN, Mexico)

Mr. Rodnick Patterson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice McCant    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruby M. Lewis    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosie Lee Jackson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Mamie Jenkins (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jewel Price (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Calvin Lockhart (CANCUN, Mexico)

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

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

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

Mrs. Flora Daniels (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Rodnick Patterson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Rodnick Patterson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Lillie Gary (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Albert Williams (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jim Cartledge (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Rosie Lee Jackson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. June Byrnes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Raymond Williams (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizer Campfield (NEW YORK)

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

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

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

Gabriella Marie Deckert (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Hildegard Glasgow (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Jewel Price (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dotty Edeburn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice McCant (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. John Henry Hanley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kennel Dreighton (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye Lu Miller (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Bowman West (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dotty Edeburn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizer Campfield (NEW YORK)

Mr. Kennel Dreighton (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Meerhis Hollows (TAVARES, Fla.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Faye Lu Miller (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Alfred Walker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Miss June Rozier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss June Rozier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Wildcats bow out

Wolfpack finish off Panthers for area title

State's best has enough vs. Cavs

Overtime

Overtime

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

Sorvino speaks out as miniseries star

Bill Cosby exhorts parents to set goals for their children

Jeff Daniels says career 'peppered with jerks'

Village People policeman fails to show up for sentencing

Spielberg's Holocaust foundation officially joins USC

People in the News

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 looks to stay on path for SEC title

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.

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.

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 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.

People put thoughts about Katrina in writing

Wilma lashes Mexico; thousands of tourists stranded

Monday landfall predicted for Florida

NOAA hurricane hunters fly into the eye

Wilma drenches Cancun; thousands evacuated

Florida Keys residents flee Wilma

Florida governor declares state of emergency

Faith Calendar

Pastor's lessons to continue with grant

Faith digest

Latin, doomed man inspired priest's work

Ex-wrestler fires up grill to minister to others

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